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Miscellaneous on October 14th, 2009

It seems like I’m finally – slowly, but steady – finding the right line of thought for some parts of the dreaded termpaper. I don’t know if it takes that long and only progresses in snail pace, because I didn’t work on it for so long. Or because I just didn’t quite understand what the questions I had to answer were all about. Probably the later, because that was the reason I willingly failed this assignment in May. Yes, I know I should have spend the summer working on it, but there was so much other stuff to do like ampaigning for three different elections. But now I’m back in the scholarly mood. Well, sort of. I’m getting there… :-)

It’s a good thing I’m not swamped with work assignment at the moment as well, which means I can use some of my time at work for termpaper related research and stuff. I probably should spend much more of my spare time working on it as well, but other things keep distracting me. But I’m rather confident I’ll be able to hand in a decent termpaper this time. Not much earlier than on the last possible date, but still…

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Hockey & School Keep Me Busy…

I almost forgot to post my project365 photos of this week, which I will do in an extra post. There is nothing much more to write about at the moment. My term paper is giving me a headache, because I’ve got the discouraging feeling that I don’t get the hang of some parts. I’m booked with meetings (Greens, Work) for every evening Monday till Thursday, so I have no idea when I should really work on the paper again. Maybe I can squeeze in some time at the office. At least to look up some stuff on the internet?

Oh, and then there is hockey of course. Germany lost the first two games at the World Championship, which was to be expected. They lost 0:5 to the current world champion Russia and 2:3 in OT against host Switzerland. They played rather well for the first and second period of the game against Switzerland, the third was ok, but that wasn’t enough. At least they’ve already got one point (from the 2:2 after the regular time).

I also watched the first two periods of game 5 of the NY Rangers – Washington Capitals series of the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Playoffs. Saturday morning at 1.00 AM. But I used the time till then working on my paper, so I was still awake anyway. The Rangers led 3:1 in the series and would only have to win this game as well to win the series. But they didn’t, they were run over by the Caps, which won 4:0. Yay. I went to bed after the 2nd period at the 4:0, which was a beautiful goal by Alexander Ovechkin. I was and still am rooting for the Capitals, mainly because I’m rooting against the Rangers. For the mere fact that they’ve got Avery on their roster. And rather ugly jerseys *g*. And since game 5 and the stuff happening after it, a third reason is their unbelievable rude coach. His behaviour got him banned from the bench for game 6 . Yay. Serves them right.

Game 6 is on TV right now and the Caps are leading 3:1. In New York and it’s a great game. Beautiful goals from the Caps and a very intense game. Nobody’s hiding from a fight, but that’s playoff hockey, right? And I will return to watching it with full attention in a minute. And have to squeeze in some study time after that, I’m afraid…