24 jan. 2007, 0h32m
I have been putting off writing an essay on free market economics and market failure (with particular emphasis on Hayek if you're curious...) for weeks now.
My politics degree is largely great, and I'm normally okay at it, but this essay, for some reason is utterly killing me. This has resulted in me finding every possible way to procrastinate; of which this journal entry is evidence.
Other things I have done to waste time include, but are not exclusive to;Obsessively listening to The Radio Dept. and Patrick Wolf
Baking my own bread
(Take 500g of strong plain flour, add two teaspoons of yeast, two teaspoons of salt. Mix with warm water (around 300ml), 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 teaspoons of sugar until it can be gathered into a dough like ball. Knead for 10 minutes. Leave to rise for 2 hours. Knead gently for a minute or so. Shape into loaf/rolls/elephant. Leave for further half hour. Bake at a medium heat until golden brown. When you tap the base it should sound hollow)Inventing new pizza recipes using own bread dough
(Tonight had pesto replacing the traditional tomato base, then topped with mushrooms, italian meats and goat's cheese)Making my own curry (for the first time)
(The recipe is less simple than bread)
oven gloves, Music from Labrador
and Amelia's Magazine
I quite like lists. I should really do some work now.
If anybody has any suggestions as to how I can further amuse myself without doing this essay, or if anyone can answer the question 'Is ‘government failure’ a more serious problem than ‘market failure’?'
in around 2,500 words, I will be eternally grateful.