Saturday, 25 November 2006

You know that summer's just around the corner when cricket's on the radio and Readings sends out its new book catalogue. Does it get any better? (Possibly. But I don't have much of an imagination.)

I should be getting some work done, of course. I've marked my exams and consolidated those results but I'm still waiting for responses from the sessionals in the other four subjects that I co-ordinate. It's difficult to get those results in on time because the multiple markers are all outside the university. We have interesting deadlines, by the way. Friday was the last day of exams and Admin are expecting the results on Monday.

Apart from the cricket (and England's all out for 157, trailing by ... well ... hundreds of runs), we're going to be enthralled by another contest this evening—coverage of the state election. Okay, so it's not quite as exciting as the Ashes but there's something very entertaining in the ABC's impish Antony Green's enthusiasm for elections. Any elections. Whoever's compiling the Age's television guide seems to agree:
6.00 Victorian State Election: Victoria Votes. Tune in and watch in awe at the talented and charismatic Antony Green—the Ricky Martin of election commentary. Check out his massive swing.