Look what facebook made (sorry I can't show the picture of it, I can't get it to work). I’m not sure what this nicely set out group of words says about me. I wouldn’t have chosen any of these facebook statuses (or is that stati/statusi/stata/statum?) as representative of me or my 2010. Sometimes it’s interesting to see yourself how others see you, and maybe this is how I’m seen. I had forgotten the Sherlock TV series, and the passing of Michael Foot. My twin obsessions of Richard Herring and quilting hardly get a mention. The highlight of the year, Edinburgh Festival is absent, as is worry of the year (Dad’s big operation) and big change (starting nursing studies). All of the things in the cloud had their day though, and I wish I had a cloud as a memento of every year to remind me that shopping in the rain is as soon forgotten as Easter eggs are consumed.
This week’s statum (I’m settling on that plural) have been about the essay I started ten weeks ago. Inevitably, I would have done better to start this week because it has become a mammoth literature review rather that a two page navel gaze which is what I’m now convinced is required. The 18 year old me had it right, spend the term drinking, watching films and reading irrelevant books. Start the day before it’s due, any mark over 45% is a waste.