Revision and diversion


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Wadham high table

Understandably enough, anxiety about exams is peaking. Of course, there isn’t a huge amount that can be done about it now. All I can do is spend the weekend reading, thinking, and perhaps writing some more practice exams.

This evening did feature a couple of very nice asides from revision. Emma kindly showed me around Magdalen for a bit – demonstrating just how extensive the college is. Between the Deer Park and the Water Meadow, there is probably more area in grassy space than all of Wadham occupies. Afterwards, I had my second-to-last dinner in college, featuring some very interesting conversation about Marquez, Joyce, Kundera, and Nabokov. For the second time in the last few weeks, I have promised to share some of my slam poetry collection.

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Milan June 9, 2007 at 2:01 am

I managed to wander into a third interesting diversion, in the process of trying to make my one ‘white’ dress shirt actually white. (I need to wear it for exams, you see).

While it was being exposed to enzymes and bleach (which didn’t do a wonderful job), I found myself across the street having an engaging conversation. Naturally, it had nothing to do with upcoming exams.

The degree to which what is going on around you is interesting is always inversely proportional to how urgently you need to work…

Zippy June 9, 2007 at 7:10 pm

This calls for an Oxford flashmob!

Anon June 10, 2007 at 5:45 pm
Anon June 10, 2007 at 5:51 pm

Hey, another one

Scratch & Dent Dreams–Slam Poetry

A poem performed at the 2005 National Poetry Slam Individual Semifinals by Eric Darby. For more info, check out:

Anon June 10, 2007 at 6:13 pm

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