• College in America

    Well, that was disturbing. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/magazine/30neurosis-t.html

    I’m really glad that I didn’t have to go to uni in America. The whole college selection/application process sounds so soul destroying. Being the high stress, low tolerance for rejection type of person I am I don’t think I could have handled it. Plus, it’s just so frickin competitive. I so couldn’t have matched up.

  • The R word

    Yay, recession. It bugs me that over the last few months as interest rates soared, the rates on loans soared in kind. Yet now they’re starting to fall, I’m not ...

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  • Relief!

    Whew, just got off phone with the LL. Told him the boys suggested $405 (a $10 increase per week rather than $20). Was expecting a little fight and being me ...

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  • blah

    so we daytripped it to raglan on sunday – some scary roads on the way there! what a mission. it was awesome, but not really worth it too often – ...

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  • Rent…

    So, the landlord wants to raise the rent on us. Apparently a friend of his has offered $450 but he’s reluctant to rent to friends. I can’t help but wonder ...

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  • Huh

    So Helen Clark lived her student years without a record player and worked weekends in the “long holidays”, did she? HA! Well, most of us work at least 2-3 days ...

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  • Money makes the world go round

    SO they’ve been talking about introducing a universal student allowance, but considering the amount it would cost it’s never been implemented. But of course it’s going to be an ugly ...

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  • sad but true

    My eyes are -6.5, out of -8.00 I believe. That’s pretty frickin close to blind and I’m all of 20 years old. And after a little reading looks like I ...

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