Like a lot of students, when I am not at university I try to pick up as much paid work as possible. This, however, can have seriously annoying consequences and, despite going into my final year where I have both a 100% exam (so not looking forward to that) and a dissertation to write, I clearly haven't learned from previous years.
When owning an ex-racehorse, you put up with a lot—and it's not all to do with the horse. A lot of the time, it comes from people that cannot understand why anyone would decide to buy an ex-racer and retrain it for other disciplines such as dressage, showjumping or even as a happy hacker. Although, they never say this outright, it can be heard in the subtext of the questions they ask you.
Both are balloons. Both are used as protest images. Both are funny in their own way. Their reactions, however, couldn't be more different.
Earlier today, my friend and I were messaging each other over Facebook about what our University timetable would be. He noted that I had Fridays off so that clearly meant that I had "a long weekend every week," right?