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12 January 2005 @ 10:50 pm
The world's more full of weeping than you can understand  

Dad brought me home loads of CAO stuff from the papers. Vastly entertained as I was by all the study guides (now I'm well out of it) this caught my eye and made me think (a painful process, as you can well imagine) 'Ooh, that's me!'.

I wonder how many of the rest of the 0.3% are doing medicine right now? I like to think that, maybe, I'm the only one doing a PLC course and being so lost with it. At least it's original. Cold comfort, but then, lots of good things are cold. Like ice cream.

And, er, soft drinks.

 
 
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Caitcoralia13 on January 12th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
0.3%, eh? Go, girl!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 13th, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
Of three million, which is probably like the size of a suburb in America, what? xD
Caitcoralia13 on January 13th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
What, three million, or .3% of three million (which, sadly, I can't figure out in my head right now. I have a headache. Yeah, that's why.)? I don't actually know how large the avg. American suburb is. I think I heard that NYC is 1 mill...

Numbers + headache = :(
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
O.3% of 3 million (the pop. of the Republic, roundabout).

Numbers=total meltdown pour moi.
Caitcoralia13 on January 14th, 2005 11:45 am (UTC)
What did I read about the Republic recently...?

OH YEAH! It was in America: The Book (my new Bible, after OP, of course)! It was in the chapter on the future of America and the world, and it was talking about future crisis areas, and one of them was the Republic. It said something like, "Southern Ireland, tired of being ignored, will start blowing shit up, too."

I just realized that might not be very funny to you...
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
I guess it would be funny if it wasn't so off. The Republic is normal, and we aren't ... what's that BFC phrase? 'Gun-crazy nuts'? We haven't any nuclear power and our police force isn't even armed. It's the North that's batshit insane, and already blows things up; each other, mainly...
Caitcoralia13 on January 15th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Yes. I suppose if there had been some book written by another country that took cheap shots at the US, I would be pretty insulted. Not that there aren't many books of that description already out there.

So so so glad I don't live in N. Ireland.
gabbysun on January 12th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
:D STATISTICS ARE PRETTY MUCH INCOMPREHENSIBLE TO MY TINY MIND; EXPLAIN!?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 13th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)
'There's lies, and there's damn lies, and there's statistics' - Benjamin Disraeli. Something my maths teacher was fond of saying!

And it would also require a detailed explanation of the Irish points and schooling system, which would be good as a cure for insomnia, I suppose! xD
Liz_eliza_b on January 13th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
Weird, I'd always thought Mark Twain said that...*smacks forehead*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2005 06:46 am (UTC)
I don't think so; I mean, I saw it in a quotes book too. I'll check it...but hey, Mark Twain had his fair share of cool sayings too!
Liz_eliza_b on January 12th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
What's the CAO?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 13th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
Central Applications Office. Uh, I don't know if there's a US eviquivalent, but it's the body you go through when you apply to uni in Ireland.
Liz_eliza_b on January 13th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
I see. I guess that's sort of like America's College Board.

'Cause I'm sure you needed to know that.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)
You never know! I might be studying there one day, stranger things have happened! xD
henbock on January 13th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
The odd one out!!!!
Im slightly worried that one of the highest percentage got less than a hundred points. Why would you do the leaving if you were going to bet less than a hundred points!! Anyway as Mr Casey always said !theres lies damn lies and statistics"!!! You never told me how to get an icon!! Id say theyre all doing medicine and theres one renegade doing an art course in Cork!! Hows things neway!!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 13th, 2005 11:44 am (UTC)
Re: The odd one out!!!!
I know! It's like the second highest percentage! Of only three million people, we have a lot of wasters, huh?

Okay, this is how I do it. Go to somewhere like book_icon or [Bad username: hp icons] (alternatively go to your interests, edit them to include icons or Harry Potter icons or JRM icons, then you'll find communities dedicated to making them). If you find one you like, leave a comment to say you're taking it, and save it to My Pictures. Then go to Edit User Information on your profile page, click upload picture, and go to my pictures and open the icon. Don't forget to credit the maker in the keyword/comment!
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 14th, 2005 01:43 am (UTC)
Re: The odd one out!!!!
Oh, that sexy [Bad username in LJ tag] again.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC)
Re: The odd one out!!!!
You can't actually get that up without making shit of the HTML. My powers are so great.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 18th, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
Re: The odd one out!!!!
Actually you can. You bold, then type it out.

Sadly, your powers are small, at best.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 13th, 2005 11:45 am (UTC)
Re: The odd one out!!!!
Uhg, I mean book_icons or hp_icons.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 14th, 2005 01:42 am (UTC)
And snow cones. I love snow cones.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
I was hoping someone would give me something else cold and good! They must have flakes, though.