One down, two to go

Yesterday morning I had my first of three final exams – Politics 304: International Peacekeeping.

It was a fascinating course and I really enjoyed it. I spent the week preceding the exam in the library most days, from opening at 8am (9am on Saturday, 10am on Sunday) for a minimum of 5 hours and a maximum in one case of 11 hours 40 minutes.

Despite all this studying, I didn’t feel fully ready for the exam. However, after three forearm-numbing hours of essay writing yesterday morning, I came out of that exam quite satisfied with my effort. My arm was still sore last night, but today it’s better.

To celebrate my first exam completion, I cooked a steak. Pre-marinated by some company (Teriyaki flavour), I had to defrost it in the microwave (yeah I know freezing quality steak is a no-no, but I’m a student – I buy meat on sale and freeze it), then pan-fried it. I added a few spices and such, and of course used a bit of beer for that special taste.

I decided I had to take photos of my gourmet meal. It may not be the combination you’d find at an upscale restaurant, but it sure hit the spot:


Toasted bagel with sliced dill pickles, tomatoes, onions and lots of sour cream:

Raspberry and Cream yoghurt:

Tasman Bitter beer:

It was delicious.

And after eating, I found we had yet another avian visitor. Prash says there was a bird in the house earlier in the day, and now we had a smaller one again, trying to fly out a window that doesn’t open, right beside the open door it must have come through!

I opened the door a bit wider once the bird gave up on the window, and he finally realised it and flew out, poor confused (and probably concussed) thing.


  1. treesa October 29, 2005 at 02:15 #

    classic! the sour cream, dill pickles, tomato and onion bagels look the best and win for creativity, with the steak a close second. good luck on the rest of the exams. cheerios.

  2. leese October 31, 2005 at 01:32 #

    good luck! I love you tons! only…a month and a half til I see you! *YAY!*…that’ll mean the world twice over to me :)

    you rock!…no really…hey!! maybe we’ll sing at the chan centre together! that’d be so cool..

    missing you always,
    loving you more,

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