All entries for October 2005
October 31, 2005
Writing about web page http://www.spiritofthewildexhibition.com/spiritofthewild/index.html
I think anyone who ends up in Birmingham should go and see this free photographic exhibition, called Spirit of the Wild the photos are amazing, funny and touching, that make you laugh out loud or go "wow" and "awwww!".
Plus… IT'S FREE!!
Head towards the Birminghams big Wheel, by the ICC… then once you've looked round, you can go shopping!
October 29, 2005
October 28, 2005
Yum, yum, yum, I've just had the best cheese sandwich I've had in a long time. I wish I had a camera to take a picture of it to show you it's true glory…
It was about 3 inches thick, thick cut mature cheddar on wholemeal bread stuffed with salad and sandwich spread. Oooo it was good. Now I'm going to have a giant mug of tea to wash it down and then go and watch a highly exciting episode of neighbours… then make myself another amazing sandwich :)
October 26, 2005
After a week of delayed buses/trains due to breakdowns, general problems and "customer service issues" (what that is I have no idea, but it was one of the train managers excuses) which resulted in missed connections and too much time spent in railway stations, as well as some mean Bus driver who shouted at me (you are a bad man) I was loosing faith in any joy ever occuring from taking public transport.
However on Sunday I was in Wolverhampton and there were two wonderful bus people, who were friendly and helpful and restored my faith in the transport system, as they helped Big Sister and me navigate our way to Wolseley house.
The best, best, best transport friendly though was the singing train conducter who sang "tickets, tickets, tickets please!"
October 25, 2005
Pottery Society. I joined it, y'know, cos I like mess… but it doesn't exist!! I went to the building where it was supposed to be and found it had been knocked down… so where did all the stuff go?
They still have a website inviting you to come along where they "meet every Monday and Thursday"... no they don't…
According to some bloke at the uni it doesn't exist and I shouldn't have been able to join. But I have. Now I'm going to get my money back and join some other society…any suggestions?
October 19, 2005
Don't try to take out your contact lenses when you have the hiccups.
Sudden jolt= poke in the eye
October 18, 2005
Had my first tiny breakdown of the term today, you know where that thought creeps in "I shouldn't have come back, what do I seriously think I am doing here?", or maybe thats just me?
As I sat down in the library with essay description sheet and the starter references, it occured to me that I have NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING!! so I pushed the problem back into my bag and came home.
I'm 2 years and 4 weeks into my degree, now it's time to push on, attack from all angles, and focus on the good things. For example; I am really enjoying the modules I'm doing this term.
See? Stay positive…Easy…
October 15, 2005
October 14, 2005
Today as I was talking, pre-lecture, and getting more animated, waving my arms around, I hit an almost full bottle of Oasis Summer Fruits all over the table, my bag and the floor, with some splashage onto other's bags (sorry!). Lots of expletives followed, switfly followed by a thousand papertowels.
So for the rest of the day I went around smelling fruity and a little bit sticky, and if anyone thinks BSR5 smells particually sweet, thats why, cos I was there creating havoc. Hooray for me.
October 12, 2005
Watch out people! This time of year is when the walk to Gibbet Hill turns into the GAUNTLET OF CONKER DOOM!!!!!!!!!!!
You may have noticed the millions of conker trees that line the oh-so-beautiful route up to bio-sciences, well their aesthetically pleasing demeanour hides their life threatening potential. Autumn is when the risk is at its greatest, and that risk rises exponentially with increasing wind strength… thatís right, falling conkers.
I have been lucky enough to avoid violent conker interactions, but last year I saw some poor fella be bombarded by at least ten of the things. Such events can be mostly avoided by walking where there is least cover from the trees, though this could result in a nasty bike-pedestrian collisions. Umbrellas work well too, and as a last resort… scurry through faster that a whippet with a bum full of dynamite.
At least you know now.