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Crunch Time!

Forget exam period. Forget summative period. Forget sight singing. The most stressful time ever is the second half of February.

As those of you on Google Chat have noticed, the OCESS mission launches in less than 10 days. Certain members who shall remain nameless have been less than productive in recent weeks, so the work has fallen upon fewer shoulders. I personally remain optimistic, but to quote Winston Churchill,
I would say... "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long nights of struggle and of suffering....
You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
The same sentiment could well apply to the Reach team, for our tournament season begins Thursday. While we have been undefeated in city-level play for over two years, we are now Jamie-less, and nothing is certain. I hope that come Friday, I will again get to use mushroom clouds to represent what shall happen to our esteemed opponents.

And to this must be added the upcoming Musicfest, the workload of five plus three courses, and innumerable other stresses. Yet I remain confident based upon certain recent events that there is reason to continue on, and at the end of the day, I am ineffably happier as of this week.


Gott in Himmel, it's been a long time!

I don't think that anyone ever reads this, but I may as well have another go at it.
By my count, it's been nine months since I last posted here. So sue me. I had the understanding that no-one read this, so there was no point in posting. But maybe a soapbox is still useful even if no-one pays attention.

By way of brief summary:
  • Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated (and non-existant)
  • I am now in Grade 12
  • I almost (but didn't) get the Blyth Scholarship to Cambridge.
  • The Lisgar Trivia Team wreaked havoc upon its opposition at the Ottawa Quizbowl. It failed to do so at the tournament we hosted, but I wasn't there, so I deny all responsibility.
  • I may or may not be too blind to be an Aerospace Engineer with the Canadian Forces
If anyone actually reads this (which I seriously doubt), many thanks. Please leave a comment so I have some record of your existence.