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“Hi mate, long time no speak. Fancy a beer?”

So came the call from a good acquaintance I’ve not seen for 12 months.

I had nothing planned but still said “no”.


Because I wanted to study instead.

Because I like doing it.

Saturday evening spent battering some calculus around a page.

Is that bad?

6 responses

  1. James Williams

    Not bad. But as a guy who was always 2 months behind with mst209 and spent approx 10 hours revising for the exam (of which much of the textbook I had missed first time) I’m probably not a good example

    February 26, 2012 at 12:15 AM

  2. James Williams

    some of which I was encountering for the first time*

    February 26, 2012 at 12:16 AM

  3. James Williams

    I meant to say it IS bad lol, unlike you I wasn’t battering calculus on a saturday night as you can no doubt tell

    February 26, 2012 at 12:21 AM

  4. Hi Jamie,
    Good to catch up mate.
    I think your 100% in the exam says enough about how much you needed to study.
    You nailed it.
    Anyway, I’m not sure what’s worse – me skipping beer to sit here with 20 sheets of paper strewn around the table (though there’s a bottle of Navy rum and a couple of cans of cola here, too), or you being logged on at midnight answering my post. 🙂

    How’s your current study?

    February 26, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    • James Williams

      Currently doing “planetary science and the search for life” – boring (mostly about rocks)

      Also Quantum world and electromagnetism – much more interesting

      Getting a 2:1 on planetary science and aiming for 1sts in the other 2

      *fingers crossed*

      February 27, 2012 at 10:21 AM

  5. You’ll be fine mate.
    I imagine there’s stacks of vector calculus to come in one of these. 🙂
    Good luck on the assignments.

    February 27, 2012 at 6:19 PM

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