Saturday, 21 April 2007

Scottish Winter Climbing

Not something I personally participate in, but it's a very cool video, and lots of my friends think scottish winter climbing is the best thing since sliced bread!

Thursday, 19 April 2007

Fucking George Bush

It would seem that American government is determined to erode more and more of it's citizens rights, and turn ordinary people in to criminals by taking away their human rights.
The supreme court has just voted to ban 2nd trimester abortions even if the mother's life is threatened. If you want to know more then you can read more here.
Basically this law only got through because George Bush filled the Supreme Court with Justices who are ultra conservative, and think like he does. Rulings like this are threatening the lives of women in the United States. As far as I (and most people) understand the ruling means a 2nd trimester abortion couldn't happen even if the mother was going to die imminently. If a doctor did perform the procedure they could be sent to jail. Even if it obvious that complications are going to continue to threaten the life the doctor couldn't only perform the abortion that would save her life, even if the foetus had problems that would mean it would be unable to survive. Basically George Bush is putting the life of an unborn, possibly enviable foetus over the rights of a living breathing mother. I think that is wrong. There are people who feel far more strongly about this than me, and know more about it than me on Cecilys blog. Cecily is only alive because her doctor performed a procedure that will now be illegal.
Every little girl wants to grow up to be a disney princess. At varying points we all realise that it isn't going to happen! While some of us do get our handsome prince to sweep us off our feet, pretty much all of us don't get the castle, dresses and fabulous soundtrack!
Anyway someone has come up with a lovely test to see which princess you would be, you can find it here.

Not that I've ever watched Pochahontus, oh well, no pretty dresses for me!

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

My own personal hell is over!

I have written my dissertation, 2 days later than I wanted (I was aiming to have it done before I started back), but hey you can't have everything. I know my work on it isn't finished, but at least it means that I have 5185 words written, I'm not going to have to do the same slog again. It needs a good introduction, conclusion and abstract writing, but I need to remind myself of what I wrote 4 weeks ago and correct the bits that don't make sense. It feels like such a weight is gone from my shoulders. Now if only the university would publish the exam timetable so I can know how much revision I need to do before term ends!
It feels like this section of life is coming to an end. In 2 months I will no longer be living here, I will be living with Lex in our new flat. I will actually have a degree. A pile of information about my PGCE course arrived yesterday, it really bought it home that this is really happening to me, I have got a place, and I'm really looking forward to it.