April 26, 2005

Reasons I Will Fail My Degree I: My Room

My bastard room is impossible to work in! I've been here since 8pm and have managed bugger all.

The Long View

A- My bass It's a good thing Housemate:Katie is in bed at the moment because otherwise I would be shaking this house's damn foundations with my lovely bass guitar, as seen here. Why bother with essays when there are numerous Bloc Party basslines to learn?
B- My cactus It needs love and affection otherwise it will spike anyone and everyone within range. And I swear it has learned to walk just to improve its range. The only plant ever to survive living with me.
C- The Wall Of Interest Everything pinned on this wall is interesting. It's just too easy to sit there staring gormlessly at it.
D- Sports Kit and Equipment Do work or go for a run? Or play football? Or get fit in the gym? I'm going to be superfit but fail all my exams. This is not the way to go as Paula Radcliffe has a degree. In languages. Why can't I have a nice thick hero like Beckham or Rooney?
E- Laundrey Ok, I'm not that desperate to avoid work that I'll be doing this… yes I am, I really am.

The Close Up

A- Toblerone Energy for, erm, learning stuff with. Honest.
B- Laptop aka Time Stealer Yes, that is my blog page up there and yes I am currently blogging. Not working. Jeez, this thing seemed like a good idea in August 2004, now it's eating my time. Like I eat Toblerone…
C- CDs Oh yes, now is the perfect time to a) buy loads of new CDs, and b) rediscover all the old ones I used to love. I'm listening to 'Version 2.0' by Garbage which I bought in year 10 for the school orchestra tour of Austria. Mmm, the king of Austria gets mentioned in this essay I'm not writing. Ooooh, conscience attack!
D- Lava Lamp My desk is badly positioned, the room light is obscured by my big head so I can't see properly what I am writing on my desk. So I turned on my lava lamp in an attempt to get some light. And then spent ages staring at the pretty lava. All the best laid plans of mice, men and history students.
E- The Guardian Gotta be read. In its Saturday entirety. Good thing I don't read the Times really.
F- Essay Ok ok, I was just blogging for a minute, I'm coming back now… oooooh, Toblerone!

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  1. while my room has partially different stuff in it, the principle remains the same. today's yield: 8h at home, 30min work. (and the laundry was left untouched as well) ;-)

    27 Apr 2005, 00:09

  2. G- Digital Camera. Unfortunately not been able to take a picture of it. Although thinking about a way how does take up a fair amount of time.

    27 Apr 2005, 01:33

  3. Eep, too true Thorwald. Exam time is probably the wrong time to buy such an item…

    27 Apr 2005, 09:05

  4. Gordon R

    did you actually sleep last night?

    27 Apr 2005, 09:44

  5. why do you only care about housemate:katie being asleep when i have the room beneath you and it's v disconcerting when you're trying to sleep and plaster's falling off the ceiling

    27 Apr 2005, 12:23

  6. Gordon my insomnia is a well documented facet of my life. Last night however I did sleep as the night before I got to bed at 5am and was woken at 9am by a parcel being delivered. To me. Damn me.

    27 Apr 2005, 15:43

  7. H- water balloons and boys playing football outside just dying to be hit.

    27 Apr 2005, 16:24

  8. Gordon R

    I sleep walk and sleep talk so I can get everything done while I sleep! Maybe I'm asleep right now, but I'm not sure.

    Is your housemate communicating with you on the internet?? Do you not speak?

    27 Apr 2005, 17:19

  9. She's all the way downstairs, it's too much effort.

    27 Apr 2005, 17:22

  10. Gordon R

    Lazy, lazy Cruise

    27 Apr 2005, 17:51

  11. Gordon R

    oh my, I just heard your blog mentioned on RaW!! It was about your room and the toblerone!!

    27 Apr 2005, 17:53

  12. wow famous at last Holly! You forgot to mention the ultimate distraction: housemates. so many of them, all trying to distract you at different times…and if theyre not trying to distract you you're trying to distract them…..

    27 Apr 2005, 21:03

  13. Hahaha, I'm on RaW? They so want me.

    And damn right about the housemates Chelsea, dozens of the buggers everywhere. This reminds me of a wonderful quote courtesy of our (non-student) neighbours in the flat above us:

    Neighbour's Mate Who lives there?
    Neighbour Fucking students. Shitloads of them.

    27 Apr 2005, 23:06

  14. Gordon R

    Possible Holly sighting…......
    Cholo+ around half seven+possible you+blue tshirt?
    Do I get the satsuma?

    28 Apr 2005, 11:35

  15. Gordon R

    Actual Holly sighting!
    I know it was you as your name is written on that lovely blue jumper! You were walking into the SU - so that's two satsumas for me!!

    28 Apr 2005, 12:09

  16. Yes, that is at least one satsuma and me wracking my addled brain to try and recall people who I saw in the Union today… which would be about a trillion people. When you say you saw me at half seven was that this morning (unlikely as I don't do 7.30am in term time) or last night in which case, yeah that was me as well.

    Have we ever met and spoken?

    28 Apr 2005, 17:46

  17. Gordon R

    One was last night and the other confirmed sighting was today. I was walking out of the union down the ramp wearing my sexy leather coat. Actually, I look like a flasher in it.

    28 Apr 2005, 18:03

  18. Nope, despite trying to recall what I did today I have not recollection of the journey to the Union, only arriving there and getting soup.

    This would be easier if you told us all what gender you are?

    28 Apr 2005, 18:07

  19. The name Gordon gives an obvious implication as to his gender.

    28 Apr 2005, 23:10

  20. Ooh, you have Muse's Absolution. Not their best, in my opinion, but respect all the same. Version 2.0 is a class album too, although I'm not obsessed with it now as I was when it first came out.

    28 Apr 2005, 23:34

  21. Gordon R

    Feeling quite asexual today.

    29 Apr 2005, 09:16

  22. David, have you not met "Gordon" before? They are an annonomous blogger of the most persistant degree, although Eimer swears they're female.

    Yay! Holly, you are almost as messy as me. And I think you're actually doing more work! :D

    29 Apr 2005, 15:46

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