October 3, 2013, by Eve
You know you’re back at Uni when…
… you make some kind of melted ball of broccoli-tinned-tuna-rice-saucy thing but, as you’re making it, you imagine a smoothly attractive BBC voice saying ‘Eve has made Mediterranean rice with salt-steamed broccoli, freshly baked tuna and a broccoli jus.
… food is a major topic of conversation.
… you see someone dressed as a mango and no one bats an eye. Seriously! At Fresher’s Fair this year some guy was wobbling around dressed as mango! Banana – yeah, I’d understand, that’s a pretty stable fruit-related costume but a mango is just bizarre and excessively impractical. I still have no idea what he was advertising: Fruit-Club? The first rule of Fruit-Club, no one talks about Fruit-Club.
… you have an in depth discussion about how gender is culturally constructed and how to bake cat-cupcakes both in the same conversation. When baking my cat-cupcakes I prefer to use domestic cats, but you can use wild ones if the latter aren’t available.
… you have no plain paper and have to do your doodles on post-it-notes!
… the phrase ‘going to read’ is more accurately translated as ‘going to watch Downton’. I see Downton as an extra module that I’m taking this year – seminars become instruction in etiquette and decorum and assessments become Christmas specials (with an equal amount of tears).
… you spend a lot of time making ‘to do’ lists. Then copying them out in best.
… life stops when the kettle breaks!