Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Well, its officially here. Starting today I'm going to disappear off the face of the earth.

I might occasionally be spotted early in the morning or late in the evening in Dublin city center walking to or from the library.. but not anywhere else besides that.

I'm going to withdraw into an artifical shell made of books, notes and cue cards.. and I won't be back until the toughest five weeks of my life (so far) are over.

I hope that my next post here is a happy, celebratory one.

Take care, everyone.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Come Rain or Come Shine

Mercer Library, 9.31am. A beautiful sunny morning, so it was quite a pleasant walk. I hope it doesn't start raining later on.

So here's the big question: Rain or Shine?

Let me explain.

You see, studying is an inevitability. Its one of those things that has got to be done, regardless of the weather. On any other occasion, under any other circumstances, a beautiful saturday morning such as this would've either been disregarded because the sun was burning my hungover retinas, or celeberated by making some calls and arranging for a nice round of golf out in Howth. Unfortunately, there are only two certainties in (my) life, death and studying (we don't have taxes in Bahrain.. yabadabadoo!). Anyway, back to my point..

There are two camps to this argument: Those who say that they prefer if it were raining outdoors while they were studying indoors because they won't feel like they're missing out on the good weather, and those who say that if their misery was compounded by rain then they might just be inclined to shove that barrell up into their hard palate and pull the trigger.

I still haven't figured out which camp I'm in, although I must say that I'm not a firearms kind of guy myself so I wouldn't pick that specific method.

I just realized its April Fool's day today. Hmm.