All entries for May 2006

May 28, 2006

Another Feeder Video

I hate to bore you all with another Feeder video, but this is too good to resist.

Buck Rogers live from the NEC when I saw them on 25th March. Simply an awesome song.

May 24, 2006

And they're off….

Well, at 09:30 tomorrow, my exams will be starting in earnest with Probability A/B. Despite my earlier worries, I'm now fairly confident with most of the material, so, touchwood, things should be OK for tomorrow morning. I've had a complete day of probability revision today, so now I'm sick to the back teeth of it, and can barely think of anything but the subject. I'm just praying I don't forget it all again overnight!

I was quite pleasantly surprised how everything seemed fresh in my mind after doing next to no revision between Friday and Tuesday afternoons, due to going home and Top Gear being on and what have you. Top Gear is just the best!

I just can't wait until 12 days from now, when all my first year exams will be over, and then I can start to enjoy my summer holiday! Which does mean working at Tesco, but this a small price to pay for not having to worry about Analysis et al. I still cant believe I'll be having nearly 4 whole months off! I remember when 6 weeks seemed like a long time!

Oh well, I won't get too excited just yet, seeing as I've got 7 oh so lovely exams to keep me entertained between now and then.

Au Revoir!

May 18, 2006

Will there ever be a rainbow?

Well yes, cos here it is!


The lastest in my 'stuff that I have seen out of my window' series.

May 16, 2006

Revision, Revision, Revision…..

It seems like every day is the same nowadays. Just wake up, do some revision, maybe go to a lecture/supervision or something, come back, do more revision, eat tea, a little more revision, get bored, then get distracted by t'internet until bed time. Oh well – 3 weeks and it'll all be over for year number 1…..

I'm just bored senseless by being in my room nearly all the time. I could be doing revision now, but I just feel 'revision–ed out' right now. Although I might get down to some Analysis in a little bit, and maybe some probability as well. If I feel like it.

At least going home between Sunday and Tuesday will probvide some restbite – albeit for a funeral, which might be quite a hard day.

May 11, 2006

My Life at the Moment

Hello all!

Haven't blogged for a little while, so I'd best do some catching up!
Sadly, my Great Auntie died yesterday morning. I'm probably closer to her than most people are to their Great Aunties/Uncles, because throughout my life she has in a way (maybe not intentionally, but this is how I saw it) acted as my surrogate Grandma, as all my actual grandparents died before I was born. I'm coping pretty well, but I'm sure I'm going to miss her. I'm going to go home for her funeral whenever it's arranged, within the next couple of weeks.

Apart from this blip, I've been feeling pretty great recently. Part of this is probably down to the nice weather and not having to get up for 9 o' clock lectures every morning, but I'm starting to really enjoy being at Uni. I don't know what exactly it is, but I just seem happier now than possibly I've ever been since I started all those months ago in September. I'm not saying this to show off or to try and get in peoples' good books, but I think having really great friends is also helping. I know they look out for me, which I'm grateful for, and, in turn, I look out for them too. All–in–all, I've been in a pretty awesome mood of late!

My revision's not going too badly, and I think I've categorised my set of exams into the following subsets:

I just about understand most bits and shouldn't have too much of a problem with
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Geometry and Motion
Number Theory (what I've done so far, at least!)

Bits I get, bits I don't get
Analysis II
Introduction to Geomety

Still don't have much of a chuffing clue how the solutions come about
Probability A/B

I could aid my revision by finding which of these sets/subsets form groups/subgroups, but I don't think it would work. For instance, I don't know what the inverse of Analysis II is….

Oh, and our Kitchen's TV (i.e. my TV) is broke, so that's more expense. It's worked perfectly for over a decade, then decides to end it all 2 hours before the final of the Apprentice. I mean, come on, of all the times it could have broke, why then? Aaaaarrrgggghhhh! Thankfully Matt came to the rescue with his TV which we were (read: I was) panic tuning in at 9 last night. Thankfully we found BB2 on it just as the opening credits were playing. There was kitchen–wide relief at that moment in time. I won't write who won in the end, as some people complained when I did that last time!

I think that'll be all for now. Adios!

May 03, 2006

Summer's Here!

Finally, we're getting some nice weather, and as I result, my currently excellent mood continues unabated. And tomorrow, we're in for a 24–degree day – truly the first hot day of the year.

I would go for another walk tonight, but I've got some work that really needs doing (still half a number theory workbook to do, plus some experimental maths) and, more importantly, The Apprentice is on. It should be even better than usual this week seeing as Syed got fired last week, which made me very happy. Particularly as he thought a great activity on a Cruise ship would be to hit golf balls into the sea.

Oh, and while I'm here I must tell you about The Reckless Moment which is a comedy night held every Monday in Robbin's Well, Leamington. It's only a quid to get in, and they have a fine selection of mainly local comedians performing every Monday, plus 'Pete the Meat'. I recommend you go check it out if you get chance, as last Monday's was pretty good, although I had to leave before the end to get the last bus, due to the fact that a Sunday service was running.

Anyway, back to Maths…..

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