November 29, 2004

It's been a while

Yeah, guess what. I'm bored.

So, apparently I got 2.1s on my essays, so that's good for a first attempt. Much better than a kick in the teeth, anyway. I have been doing but one thing since I last blogged :-

Homestar Runner

I spend far too long here. If I fail my degree, I blame the brothers chaps.


October 08, 2004

Drink, feck, girls

Ah, Freshers' Ball. What a good way to spend a lot of money – note for next year though: don't go pissed. Then don't drink more. You get the room spinning, though, thankfully, not my gut. Unlike some others I met. Silly cats.

In other news – not that much really. Now that the freshers' party is winding down, I feel I should do some work. Hmm, work. Well, seminars don't seem so bad at the moment. God knows what I'll think come May, but at the moment I'll live with it. I just need to remember to read everything.


October 05, 2004

5 days until my birthday

So you can all buy me a super present. Anyway, what's happened over the past day or so. Drinking, working, reading, lectures. The usual. A rather… interesting night at Flat 6 Whitefields last night. I think I use the word in its broadest sense. Few more of those and we might be censured under some form of indecency act. Noise and perversion aplenty.

On a side note, it appears that Mr. Daniel Simpson shall be joining us from Warwick. Huzzah.


October 03, 2004

Jeff Buckley, Arthur Dent, Nicholas Parsons and Terry Wogan

Writing about web page http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4

Are available online through the BBC's excellent web service. Man, I have some catching up to do.

As I mentioned in the pub the other day, Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley is as perfect as a recording can be. There was a documentary on Saturday night that I would have listened to, but I was too busy getting pisched. And on Tuesday and Thursday Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was on, but I was too busy getting pisched. So, I need to get online and get listening.

I love the BBC. Not as much as nans, but quite significantly nonetheless. I'll hop to it right now.


Nans rule

Aww man, I lurve the nan. I went to see my grandparents on the terms of my day release today. They fed me so much I swear I'm going to burst. A big fry up for lunch, a big steak and kidney pudding for dinner. I'm stuffed.

In other news, I went to Flat 15 to get pisched and also was involved in an incident where a not-so-subtle hint wasn't picked up on by a certain somebody. Work to be done there – details to follow if all goes to plan, but not, as is probable, if it all goes belly up.


October 01, 2004

£1 a drink is a silly idea

Who thought that this prison needed a cheap drink night? Whose stupid idea was that? Oh dear, I drank a lot last night.

As it turns out Richard (a fellow inmate) and I had a great time evading capture. Turns out there's a fence round the side of Varsity that one can easily climb over with a pint and you don't need to go through the bouncers. So, I got to drink a Banks's on the way back to my cell. Excellent.

If I met you last night and you somehow stumble over this blog, post a message. Chances are though you're as drunk as I was.


September 30, 2004

Getting up for nothing is annoying

As part of my sentence apparantly I have to some studying here in Cell 6G. This includes (but is not limited to) going to introductory talks on various parts of my "Modern History course". Today was the turn of the French department to tell me what I have to do this year as part of my assessment.

As it turns out, I woke up after drinking ever-so-slightly more than a lot the night before a little bleary eyed to go to a talk. Result: 5 minutes of "we do French here, see you next Thursday." Bastards. I could have stayed in bed!

So later I have my first seminar on the "Making of the Modern World", which I believe teaches you how the British and French systematically raped the world in the 19th century. You'll forgive my cynacism as I've had very little sleep. More than my lazy cellmates though (you know who you are) who still weren't up and about when I left at 11am. Dirty stop outs.

Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, please stop it. Don't make me get up for something you could put in a FUCKING E-MAIL that I could open at a leisurely time (say 2ish) and then go to something actually worth my conciousness. Urgh. Sleep again I think.


September 29, 2004

Shiny New Green Day

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

Title:
Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

Green Day have a funny habbit of making good music. Which is strange considering that they appear to have got into the mainstream of UK music. American Idiot (the title track) seems to be on a loop on Radio 1 at the moment, giving me a break while I was a work from having to listen to Natasha Beddingfield et al. This isn't really mainstream at all.

I suppose this is a rock opera. Despite what the referring link might tell you, there aren't 20+ tracks, but a couple of the tracks are broken up into sections. Rock opera? This is Meatloaf territory. But the lyrics of successive songs have something to do with the ones before them. Jesus of Suburbia turns up a couple of times for instance.

This album basically kicks ass. And there isn't really that much going on at the moment, I suggest you go out and buy it. I'd order you all a copy from Amazon, but as I got it for under a tenner at Tesco (before my incareceration), there's really very little point. Go on. It aint International Superhits, but it's pretty damn cool.


September 28, 2004

This is me

Writing about web page http://www.johntroutproductions.co.uk/bsn

Hello. This is Gareth. Let's get a couple of things straight – I do history, therefore I cannot get laid and therefore I tend to not like anything. I am also locked like a prisoner in Whitefields 6G. I have a lot of time on my hands while incarcerated, so I'll try and communicate to you through the medium of blog. It's easier than shouting out the groundfloor window, eh?

I run a website with some friends I went to school with where we pretend that people actually care. I suppose it's a glorified blog really, but by giving it a long title and a supposed purpose we don't feel quite so sad. There's only so many ways you can say "my cat walked a bit today" before it gets a bit boring.

So, I'm going to review stuff here so you don't have to make the effort of actually buying the CD/film and you can sleep safely in bed at night. By the way, as a starter – Matrix Revolutions is shit. Hopefully you've saved 15 on that one. You can thank me by sending cheese to Whitefields 6G.


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