All entries for October 2006

October 30, 2006

I have Internet!!

Woo hoo! Now I have my lovely new computer, I can now pick up our house’s wireless network, and now I don’t need to depend on the Maths computer room/John’s computer any more. Brilliant!

Mind the bollards

Check this out! It’s a video of some motorists trying (and failing) to get through the bollards in Manchester City Centre (which are only passable by the Metroshuttle buses).

Don’t you just love idiot drivers?!

What a Week!

Deary me! I’ve finally got some restbite and a chance to write a blog entry! Woo Hoo!

Today I finally hand in my Analysis III and Algebra I assignments which seem to have been getting on my nerves all week due to a couple of quite tricky questions which have kind of been getting me down a little bit as I’ve been struggling with them. Thankfully, I do now have some answers which seem correct, so that’s one worry behind me at last! I now get to enjoy a whole early afternoon with no compulsory assignments to do until we get the next Vector Analysis one in the lecture this afternoon. At least it should be (as I understand it) the only one in for next Monday, and I’m just hoping it isn’t a bitch!

Last monday saw The Reckless Moment in Leam, featuring, amongst others, the sick but awesome Gary Delaney, the weird Pete the Meat, Prince and MC Tom Hughes (who even bought me a drink – wasn’t that nice of him!). I even got to try a sweet which tasted of soap! But then I got a Cadbury’s finger afterwards too! Anyway, if you’ve never been, I strongly reccommend giving it a try, and if you’re a Comedy Society member, you get discounted admission! PLUG PLUG PLUG!

Also, I went to Go Society for the first time to give it a try. I played two games and lost miserably in both. I attribute this to two factors:_

1) I hadn’t played for 4 months, so I was a little rusty.
2) I’m crap anyway.

Nevertheless, it was good fun, and I’ll probably go again at some point.

And in yet another first, I went paintballing on Saturday with some friends. I a little confused about what was going on at first, but it turned out to be pretty good fun. The highlight was probably the end game of Trenches, with something like 180 people on two teams shooting at each other in one tiny little arena. Bloody brilliant. I got shot twice in that game, plus twice from other games, one leacing a rather lovely bruise on my arm. And I killed someone in one game as well. From quite a distabce away too! I was pretty impressed by that!

And finally, it was Cooler Comedy last night, with MC Al Pitcher (who I didn’t like that much, possibly because he picked on me a little), Rob Rouse, who was pretty good, Julian Deane, who was good, and a musical double act whose name eascapes me at the moment who were OK, although with a few pretty good songs!

Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed my little catch up on my week. This week should see the return of the internet in my room with my new computer ready. I was seduced by the offer in the shop at the bottom of our street, so decided to plump for it. No more Maths computer room!

Adios for now!

October 16, 2006

Things that irritate me about students on buses…

Right, after having put up with all of these annoying things on the 12/U1 for over a year, I feel its about time I vented all my frustration via a blog entry. I know some of these things are probably fairly trivial, but here we go anyway…

  • Queue-jumping. This is particularly bad at the Arts Centre, Sports Centre and Train Station bus stops. People who arrive last at the bus stop, then just waltz straight onto the bus in front of everyone else as if they are somehow more important. Just yesterday for example, when waiting for the bus in Earlsdon, I arrived with two girls there before me, and another arrived after me. Lo and behold, the person who was last to arrive decides to get on first, and I (being polite and all) let the two people who were there before me get on, which did seem to confuse them slightly, as clearly someone being polite in such a way is a rare occurence on the number 12.
  • People who press the bell for a bus stop when it’s already been pressed. Once I counted 5 seperate presses for one stop. It’s unnecessary and, well, I just find it irritating.
  • People who are sat at the back of the top deck and only get up for their stop when the bus stops, then wonder why the driver drives off before they can get off.
  • People who clearly have never had to regularly use buses in the past, and haven’t a clue about general politeness, such as giving up seats for the elderly/pregnant, playing music at an unnecessary volume (admittedly more of a chav-realted problem), being patronising towards bus drivers, and never saying thank-you etc to drivers. Politeness doesn’t cost much.
  • People who, when standing, don’t move down the bus. Use a bit of bloody common sense, please!
  • People who get on before everyone has got off, getting in their way in the process. More common sense, please!
  • People who shout abuse at bus drivers for driving off when they themselves haven’t got to the stop in time. Drivers are only permitted to pick up/drop off at the designated stops for the service for insurance reasons. They would be in the shit if you were to have an accident (and would probably lose their jobs).

Rant over.

October 13, 2006

Call me superficial but…..

.... I don’t want to buy The Killers’ new album as I don’t like Brandon Flowers’ new facial hair.

October 10, 2006

Let's have a little reflection shall we?

Firstly, apologies for the slight gap in bloggings. My laptop has decided that, for some reason, it will detect every other wireless network in the universe besides the one in our house. Even restoring it to factory settings didn’t solve the problem – so the only thing left to do now is to take the possibly slightly O.T.T. step of just selling my laptop and buying a new one (if the process doesn’t cost me too much money, that is!). Either that, or live without the internet for a year, which I think would actually drive me insane! Moving on….

It’s been a slightly hectic couple of weeks since I got back. With meeting up with everyone again, going to lectures, going shopping, going to the pub plus all the comedy society-related stuff that’s been going on, things have been pretty chaotic by my standards. Thankfully, we seem to be being eased back into work fairly gently to begin with, so there’s none of that ‘in at the deep end’ feeling as when starting the first year! It’s been pretty fun so far, and I think I’m enjoying house living much more than living in halls. I’m nice and settled in now too – I even did some laundry the other day! Mind you, I had been recycling underwear for several days before then!

Oh well, I’ve gotta shoot off to take a book back to the library, then meet Nikki for dinner (i.e. lunch), so I’ll be off now! Bye for now!

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