Jan 3rd， 1995
I have long heard of the lives of the privileged classes， and now I have prepared myself to experience life as a member. Tomorrow， I will don the the uniform of the academic and re-enter society， NOT as I once was， a worker and pawn of the educated classes， but as a peer of those very people. Tomorrow， I shall become an academic！
Jan 4th， 1995
Dressed in a pair of green slacks with shortened legs， red cardigan and egg-yolk-stained tee-shirt； sporting a scraggly beard and armed only with a pipe， I stepped onto the University Campus. Immediately upon mumbling some incomprehensible gibberish， I was greeted on with respect and awe by my fellow academia. Applying for tenure was simple. The questions were very direct：
They： Do you know what you're doing？
Me： This is Belgium， right？
They： You have a masters in English？
Me： I have a Red Volvo！
They： And you're applying for a position in the department of Physics？
Me： I think sometimes， therefore I am illogical！
I was appointed immediately and released to an unsuspecting student population.
Jan 5th， 1995
Today was my first as a lecturer. I prepared concientiously by drinking heavily， watching lots of television and going to bed very late the preceding night turning up at my lecture the prescribed 1 minute late， I spoke of Yeats and the passion of his poetry. The first year Physics students were left speechless.
Jan 6th， 1995
I did not go to work today， due to my thinking it was Saturday.
Jan 7th， 1995
I did not go to work today， due to my thinking it was a Wednesday.
Jan 8th， 1995
I went to work today and was distressed at the lack of attendance.
Jan 9th， 1995
Being conscientious in the maintenance of my diary， I take a well deserved holiday knowing that in three more days I will be eligible for a six month sebattical.
Jan 12th， 1995
My lecture this morning was a landmark effort. I launched into the explanation of the right-hand-rule， then， remembering that I was an academic， subverted myself into discussing of the right-hand-rule of hitch-hiking， the dangers of hitchhiking， the dangers of hitching in South America， my Holiday in South America， the woman I met in South America， the place she worked at， their physics department， then to finish off， what their physics department said about the right-hand-rule. I think I was well received
Jan 13th， 1995
A minor peice of confusion here in that I brought my Telephone book instead of my lecture notes. I improvised the basic electrical safety section of the course with the aid of two paper clips， a student and a handy power point. I feel sure the class now appreciates the dangers of electricity. Attendance dropped by one.
Jan 14th， 1995
Being a Friday， I decide to excite my first year pupils with an experiment in wave theory. I walked into the lab， waved， and left. I'm sure my students appreciated the humourous content.
Jan 16th， 1995
Having now mastered when weekends occur， I turned up to receive confirmation of my sebattical， taking it， on full pay， immediately.
Jul 17th， 1995
Back from sebattical I realise that I did not make arrangements for a stand-in lecturer. In an attempt to catch up for the lost time， I set the students some homework， pages 1-375， read and do all exercises.
Jul 18th， 1995
Attendance was exceptionally low today with only one student in class. When I asked him how his homework was going as his entire coursework depended on it. He screamed and left. I marked him absent and informed the grants department that no-one was attending my courses.
Jul 21st， 1995
My students are all back having received the letter informing them that grants are only paid to attending students. Scholarship students， with a far harsher attendance policy， are openly weeping.
Jul 24th， 1995
I am now eligible for three months extra-curricular sebattical， which I decide to take immediately， warning my students that the exam will be held the day I return， covering all aspects of the course， including the last minute addition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica to the Book List. I expect all students to have a copy.
Oct 24th， 1995
Having no preparation time， I use last years exam and substitute different values for the equation. I randomly appoint a student from another class to work out the answers and mark the exams.
Oct 27th， 1995
I receive the results of the exam which indicate that 89% of the class passed the exam. Lauded as an academic genius， I am awarded 6 months further paid sebbatical to study the effects of alcohol on the mind. Starting the third day of term next year. I think I'm on a winner here.