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30 January 2007 @ 10:22 pm
two more weeks till homecoming  
Hi Ruth, Raisa, and Jenni

How are you guys?

How have your holidays been?

I'm missing you guys and Brisbane so much. Things are good in Atlanta. Still busy with the yearbook, which, happily, is getting somewhere fast. I took a bit of a photo-essay entitled "the evolution from walk to wheel": about America's severe dependency on cars. I'll get it onto our website as soon as I can figure out how. Also I have to learn to cook.

I got a email from my uncle and his girlfriend, they've given me the room for 150 a week, and they'll also pick me up from the airport so I can move in immediatley after I arrive. So far so good.

Something interesting thing I learnt today: you know those friggen expensive uni textbooks? Apparently the publishes claim that demand forces the price high. They did a experiment where a professor studied several courses throughout America with similar aims, etcetera, and produced a textbook that was black and white, with no unneccesary pictures or diagrams. It also explained things in the shortest and most concise way possible (but still informative and understandable). As a consequence, the price was half the average cost of a textbook.

Apparently it did'nt sell and wasn't recommended by professors because it wasn't attractive enough. But I think the average student would be willing to have a less attractice book if it meant a lower price.

Anyway, once again I hope everyone's good and that life is treating yall well
 
 
Current Location: parents house
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: wolfmother, Vagabond
 
 
 
raisa eraser razor lasertrouveur on January 30th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC)
Life's good, I suppose. Where's your aunt and uncle's place? It's in the Toowong area right? How many more days til you come back to Aussieland?
nepali_princessnepali_princess on January 30th, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
I thought it was in Dutton park, the other side of the green bridge.
cassiouscassious on January 30th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
I think the place is about a 10 minute walk from Green Bridge, so probably just beyond datton park. I think I get back on the 13th