All entries for June 2005

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.

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