June 18, 2005

Sports Fed Ball

It's that time of year again, I get to dress up in a ridiculous suit, roast in stupidly hot weather, listen to a speaker I really don't want to, and at the same time hopefully have one of the best nights of the year…not too much to ask I hope.

PS I'm soooo upset I missed the last Soul Nation ever (for those of you who are drunk or not able to judge from my drunk typing style, that was a tad on the sarcastic side), though I suppose next year it'll be "Re-Hash it's not Soul Nation with Cov ppl let back in honest".

June 13, 2005

I'm not going to do it…

I'm not going to write a self-pitying entry on how I've still got exams left when it seems everyone and their dog (and possibly goldfish and pet iguana too) have finished their exams and are dossing around in the sunshine…I'm not…I'm not…(and yes I know about MORSE and engineering ppl, and you too Dave whatever your degree is actually called) but the temptation to write one is very strong. Two exams left, fun.

So here are some random points:

Music shops in Leam – Check the price on all the copies of the albums they sell (especially the shop beginng with "F" and ending with "opp". Found an ablum there, 5 copies, all different prices, and no they weren't different versions / special editions etc.)

Why do the automatic doors at the top of the ramp at the union open so slowly sometimes? Is it just to annoy me when I'm in a hurry? (and no it wasn't near closing time)

Time Crisis 2 machine – Evil ppl took it away, thereby saving me money, should be grateful I suppose, but it would be nice if the Time Crisis 3 machine even worked…by all means get rid of the one that doesn't work…not the one that does…

South Central – Nice food, served with a smile, being up on Gibbet Hill I don't eat there often, but during revision have eaten there a lot, cheerful ppl working there it seems.

The Library – Seen far too much of it…far too much

Skool Days – Was busy wasn't it?

Soul Nation – Will be missed, not by me.

Purple – Since when was it £2 a pint? I'll really miss amassing huge piles of 5p coins…

The ramps in the union – Very slippery when covered in alcohol (see Skool Days)

I-pods – Can ppl using them in the library please use them at a sensible volume level…especially if they happen to be listening to that stupid frog song, which I would've thought is masochism taken to the extreme, revising and listening to that?...the temptation to strangle them with their very stylish white headfone cable is hard to resist.

Lucozade Sport mixed with Sugarfree Red Bull – Enough to keep me awake while revising Plant Molecular Development, BioSci ppl will know what that means.

People having loud conversations on mobile phones in public areas (like the person opposite me in the group-work room in the library as I type) – The rest of the world REALLY doesn't care what you're doing this weekend, no really.

Bus Journeys – Very boring at any time of day.

Bus Journeys at 7.20am – Very worrying when they get you to the library before it opens…that's just wrong..plain wrong.

Pool tables with the cue balls missing – Quite possibly the most annoying thing in the world (although that person opposite me with the loud phone conversation is running a close second) will people please stop losing / nicking the cue balls… :(

Frisbee – Fun

Ice Cream vans – have always just sold out of whatever it is I just spent 5 minutes deciding on.

Annoying housemates who wake you up at 4am – Should be hurt, repeatedly.

People who steal Fruit corners you've just bought out of the fridge in the period of time between you putting them in there, watching Neighbours and then going back to the fridge – See above.

GroupWise going down when you really don't want it to – Mildly annoying.

People who know I do Biology asking "Do you know what this rash is?" – No…and I really don't want to know, as long as it isn't contagious.

The person sitting opposite me – I really don't care what you just told Rob about a game of pool, I'm currently plotting where I can throw that phone of yours.

That'll do for now, was fun to get that lot off of my chest randomly…and I didn't whinge too much about exams…ok everything else in the world, but still.

June 10, 2005

The week of hell…

My week of 7 exams in 4 days (aka the week of exam stress from hell) is over, now I get a whole 3 days till the next one, what a nice feeling.

June 06, 2005


I get the feeling I'm not the only person that thinks that having 7 exams in 4 days is a bit daft…though still not quite as bad as the poor "people" who managed to end up with 9 exams in 3 days…

Seriously, is this the only way that these exams can be scheduled? (Yes I know it probably is, doesn't make it any less annoying, and yes I know it is what I get for choosing this course / modules) 10 exams total, done in 12 days doesn't sound amazingly awful, until you get to the 7 in 4 part…and to think that certain people I know are worried about having 4 exams. In at least one of which they have to choose to do 2 essays out of 13…better than 1 out of 2 I would've thought.*

*These two points are for personal amusement purposes only, no offense is meant by them, just made me laugh the first time I heard it, I know they're different etc etc.

Anyway, roll on tomorrow and the first 2 of the 7. 2 – 2 – 1 – 2 in four days, what fun, at least 1 is done already…

DISCLAIMER: This was written solely as a way of taking my mind off of the Structure and Function of Eukaryotic Genomes revision…which I find as intersting as it sounds.

May 19, 2005

Tick, tock..

Too much revision makes for a very boring way of spending time…lack of blogging due to lack of free brain cells to think of anything interesting to say and not wanting to turn this into a revision whinge fest, diary of my currently boring life or a succession of inane internet quizes. Will do something interesting on here at some point though.

April 25, 2005

Oh I forgot…

I'm now 20…and officially old according to a few ppl…oh great.

BA or BSc I wonder….

Now seem as I seem to spend my entire time here procrastinating my way out of doing work, a random thought just occurred to me…if my actually degree title was Procrastinating (or faffing or anything else you want to call it..) would it be a BA or a BSc? Is it a science? Or is it an art?

Oh and BusFest was a fairly good night …certainly memorable for those of us who didn't drink that much of the punch…certainly a blur for those people that did drink too much of it. (What did they expect with 15 litres of spirits / wine / cider in a 65 litre punch? :) )

April 13, 2005


Ok, just got back to Kent today after spending Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday with some of the usual suspects from frisbee in Dublin. In theory it was for a tournament and, yes, we did play in a tournament (finished 14th out of 16). We also had an amazing time visiting the city.

Our host Dark Horse (I never did find out his real name) was one of the frendliest people I've met on my travels with frisbee (tbh anyone who can put up with 16 people sleeping on their floor in a 3 bedroom house for three nights HAS to be amazingly patient).

All in all a great time was had (despite me managing as usual to injure myself…knee this time, just for variety and deciding with the help of a few of the bears that I must be one of the unluckiest peoeple ever as far as small annoying incidents go) and I really hope I can get back there again at some point.

Hopefully Link will at some point edit all the video he shot into a coherent form that we can all admire at some point, tbh I've got got a bit of a vested interest in it seen as I did a bit of the shooting while limping around on the sideline after injuring my knee.

March 26, 2005

Johnny Cash

I've been listening to a fair bit of the music of the late great Johnny Cash recently. Don't really know why, but I find most of it quite relevant, despite the fact that it's completely different to the majority of the music I listen.

I challenge anyone to listen to "Hurt" and not feel moved in the smallest way. One of the few songs that makes people think about their own mortality I think. On the other hand I might be miles off the mark, but it's my opinion, so I'm right as far as I'm concerned.

Anyone else got any songs they were particularly affected / moved by recently?

March 23, 2005

Reading Festival 2005

Writing about web page http://www.readingfestival.co.uk

Well, just had a look at the lineup announced for the Reading festival this year (already got my ticket).


Pixies….good good, about time I got to see them.
The Killers…so we didn't get them for Final Fling, oh diddums, at least I get to see them here.
Queens of The Stone Age…Seen them before, not a big deal, but an ok filler
The Coral / Elbow…good filler

Kasabian…not a fanatical fan, but probably worth seeing, interesting decision
BRMC…not a great fan, so probably won't be watching them.


Foo Fighters…All the albums are starting to sound the same, but be interesting to see what they're like live..
Kings of Leon..not an avid fan, but will watch them anyway, probably be good.
Razorlight…Some good songs, but most of the album was so-so, here's hoping they're good live.
Jimmy Eat World…Very happy to see them on the bill, will be watching this set I think.


Iron Maiden…What can you say about this lot? Not entirely sure tbh..
Marilyn Manson…Is the live set really as "interesting" as ppl make out, looks like I'll have to see.
Incubus…Ok, but somewhat of a filler for me, they all seem the same.

All in all a good line up, not sure if it'll be as good as last year's awesome sunday, but looks like I'll just have to go and find out.

Feel free to comment on the bands, be interesting to see what ppl say about them.

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