Thursday, May 21, 2009

Classy Colours Rocks!!!!

In my last post I mentioned the radio show that I am involved in as part of my radio course in journalism. Well I'm in the Classy Colours team and we ROCK! here is our marketing poster which will be put up all over campus on Monday!
Anyone out there listen to RMR? If you do make sure that you tune in for your show on Friday 5 June at 9:00!!!!! Thanks to the team Sizwe, Sarah, Kate, Jane, Kirstin and Simnie for all their hard work and a great posters!!

The Daddy's Rich Kids show is another one of the second year journ shows that a good friend of mine is doing. I helped them with their poster by taking the photo's, which if I might add came out great as well!

And then it rained...

Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.
~Pepper Giardino~

Picture by: Sally Munro
I officially have ten days until exams start! How on earth did that happen? Last time I checked exams were weeks away and I had plenty of time to finish my end-of-term essays and start studying. But as I have found out there is nothing more sneaky at Rhodes then exams!
With three essays and a radio show to do before I can even think about exams the forecast for the next ten days is looking pretty grim....
I have spent the last few nights up at the radio lab with my team Classy Colours trying to get our show ready for the practice run that we had today with our tutor. Sleep seems to be a distant memory and both the radio and writing labs at the journalism deptartment are beginning to resemble scenes from a zombie movie as students who have not slept in days fumble about in an attempt to complete work by the dreaded deadline (Appropriate name if you ask me!).

Tonight I'm taking a break from the journ only to start my politics essay on Athenian democracy which is due Monday. Ah the life of a student.....sometimes I really do think studying is harder than working! And to top it all off on my way back from Pick n Pay (I went to get yummy supplies to get me through the peckish hours around 3 in the morning) I passed all these people who are going out I ask you? Don't they have work? Or am I just slow!?
When I got back to my room my friend Janine had emailed me some photo's of a thunderstorm that passed over Cape Town this morning they instantly brightened up my day as they are gorgeous! I also found the quote which made me realise that there will always be good and bad weather and all you can do is invest in a good umbrella!

So it is with that in mind that I have decided that I am going to stop moaning about all the work I have left to do and just get on with it! Because you know what the old saying says when it rains it I guess I'm going to give dancing in the rain I try! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dropping bread crumbs

Any One Tree Hill fans out there, well I'm a huge fan I love how the show has given music such an important role. The music added to narration that always manages to inspire results in the show being a cut above the rest.
While looking for a quote on the internet I stumbled across this one from One Tree Hill that I would like to share with you all as I don't know about you but I have been feeling very lost this year...

Lucas: And Hansel said to Gretel, “Let us drop these breadcrumbs so that together we find our way home because losing our way would be the most cruel of things.” This year, I lost my way.

Nathan: And losing your way on a journey is unfortunate, but losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.

Peyton: The journey lasted eight months. Sometimes I traveled alone; sometimes there were others who took the wheel. And took my heart. But when the destination was reached, it wasn’t me who arrived. It wasn’t me at all.

Brooke: And once you lose yourself, you have two choices: find the person you used to be or lose that person completely.

Mouth: Because sometimes you have to step outside the person you’ve been and remember the person you were meant to be. The person you wanted to be. The person you are.

The possiblity of dawn

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark.
And the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all.
Do not let the hero in your soul perish.
And lonely frustration for the life you deserved but never been able to reach.
The world you desire can be won.
It exists.
It is real.
It is possible.
And it is yours.

---Ayn Rand---

The view from my bedroom window this morning after the few hours (that being 3hrs) sleep that I managed to squeeze in before I had to get up again. Things this term at Rhodes are just crazy! The old saying "so much to do and so little time" has never been more true!
But I must admit that when I wake up to a view like this it is hard not to be hopeful about the possibilites that dawn holds for us all.
So today is a new day and tomorrow will be another and as Ayn Rand says it exists, it is real, it is possible and it is yours...

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Edinburgh Zoo


Down memory lane.......

Why is it that whenever you have work to do your mind begins to wonder. I should be thinking about Greek sculputre and how the nude has developed of the years or even about the Levellers and the English Civil war.....BUT alas I'm thinking about my last trip to Scotland and how I would love to go back. Maybe after lunch my mind will be more co-operative!

Protection. Cannons positioned within the castle walls keep the city safe.

Who you looking at? Edinburgh Zoo.

The City.