“Cogito, ergo sum”

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I procrastinate, therefore I blog.

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A small list to which everyone in our cohort can relate to, enjoy.

“You know you’re in year 12 when…”

  1. you get all emotional over anything below an A+ in SACs
  2. you admire rather than ridicule someone who did 4 hours of study
  3. you expect an extraordinary overnight change upon turning 18
  4. you think that wearing your Year 12 jumper out of school is ‘cool’ and gives you ‘sic rep’
  5. you regularly visit http://www.entercalc.us.to or any other ENTER calculator to make yourself “feel good”
  6. you have been using the Beijing Olympics as an excuse for lack of study
  7. you get randoms and mates coming up asking “How’d the SAC go?”, “What’d you get for your …” and “ready for the SAC?” etc. ALL the damn time
  8. you are asked the same two questions from every new person you meet: “What subjects are you doing this year?” and “What course do you want to get into next year?”
  9. you have become somewhat of a perfectionist
  10. having naps after school is normal
  11. …having naps in class is also normal
  12. you’ve jammed the library printer at least once as a result of printing off an insane amount of practice exams
  13. you see at least one person have a mental breakdown each week
  14. you are having one of the best times in your life, but probably don’t realise it
  15. you have only seen less than a quarter of the movies that you wanted to watch this year
  16. you are kept sane by the thought of how fucking good schoolies/after school celebrations will be
  17. you start to choose the alcohol which will be purchased on the first night of schoolies/celebrations
  18. you apply quotes/context concepts learnt in English into everyday life
  19. you’ve used at least one maths or science related joke and received praise for it…because we’re all nerds inside
  20. you’re financially bankrupt
  21. “the pen is mightier than the sword”
  22. you want the school day to go longer, just to get some extra work done
  23. sleeping for less than 6 hours becomes the norm rather than the exception
  24. the VCE co-coordinators lecture about how much work you should do actually sounds reasonable
  25. jealousy becomes a trait amongst almost all your friends
  26. a VTAC guide (or two) makes a comfortable pillow
  27. you ask “when are we getting our SACs back, sir/mrs.” too often
  28. you skip recess/lunch a few times a week to visit your best friend: the library
  29. wagging classes is acceptable, provided you are “prioritising”
  30. it appears that people are speaking to you in binary code
  31. 01100010 01 0011 0110
  32. you are constantly predicting your own and other people’s ENTER scores…
  33. …and feel an uplift in your ego when the ENTER score you have predicted for them is lower than the ENTER score you have predicted for yourself
  34. you find inspiration and motivation to study, in songs and films
  35. you have temporarily relinquished yourself from the days of DoTA
  36. you get annoyed at the younger kids who seem to be having fun all the time
  37. you regularly pull off all nighters to study for SAC’s or get homework done
  38. you plan your social weekend for study
  39. you start to worry about that thing called “the future”
  40. you feel nostalgia on a daily basis “remember when…”
  41. you think: YES! Finally holidays are here!
  42. …until you realise that holidays are really just a study break
  43. you make to do lists that extend to three months in the future
  44. you dropped a subject last year because you were getting B+’s
  45. you do more work on the weekend than in class
  46. you are so tired that the funniest thing you can think of for muck-up day is getting a pizza delivered to your school (which doesn’t work because no local pizza stores do lunchtime deliveries)
  47. you boast and compete with your friends about how many SACs you have during the next week
  48. you calculate absolute value functions in your head before going to sleep
  49. you have, at least pondered once: “what if I stopped studying now…”
  50. you feel like you’re in a very long race to the finish line
  51. you’ve stared directly into the face of adversity
  52. …and managed to pull yourself up from the ground in order to keep your dreams alive

“He who knows himself is enlightened,
He who conquers others is strong;
He who conquers himself is mighty” – Lao Tzu

Written by ikekthereforeiam

August 24, 2008 at 11:42 am

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  1. Now this is a blog L my lad, i can attest to all the above *if* DOTA can be replaced by WoW/gmod. One thing that needs to be added is expecting an extraordinary overnight change when one turns 18. Bang on job, KEK đŸ˜€


    August 25, 2008 at 6:22 am

  2. Kek indeed. Updated bro :p



    August 25, 2008 at 11:59 am

  3. wow this all sounds so familiar, great list ^^


    August 26, 2008 at 3:34 am

  4. now that is some fucking truth.


    August 26, 2008 at 11:22 am

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