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April 17, 2006

WiM's over!

Monday and WiM recovery is top on the list of things to do (well project and coursework are really….). Got back last night after a long long week of WiM. This was however a fun, but stressful week.

Arriving on friday 7th at around 7pm we had some dinner, a chat and then went to the pub. Was a good chilled night. However first thing sat morning the guys were awoken by scorching sunlight burning through the windows and devouring their very souls!! Ok, that may be a little extreme, it was bright lets just say that.

Breakfast in spoons was good however and the day was generally chilled. Around 3pm the rest of the choir arrived and the week officially began. Some rehearsal to sing on sunday morning was done, and the evening was good time to chat to people.

Sunday was a little busier with singing and rehearsal and even beginning to notice that Vikki would be busy during the week (being music co and all) and I hoped that it wouldn't be too bad. My job as media co was all about delegation, and later in the week about late nights!!

Through the week there was a lot of rehearsals and singing. We had to learn 7 songs per choir, a joint one and the two Karen Gibson workshop songs. So there was a lot to do. In the midst of this was band rehearsals, singing around the town (Newmarket) and advertising the concert. My job also entailed trips to cambridge to get posters, flyers, tickets, and programmes printed. This wasn't too much of a problem, though it did mean staying up till 4.30am finishing programme design to be printed the next morning!

The week was a fun week, and if it wasn't kind of a big blur then I would write what happened each day. There was a lot of manouvering between two venues and the concert venue throughout the week, and despite trying my best to chill, inside I was a bit down. Just a combination of lack of sleep, lack of food, and not getting to spend any time with Vikki when she either had nothing to run and do, or when there weren't 80 people around! Even though that was expected before we went, it still wasn't always fun!

Saturday, Concert day! This was a hectic day! With running between three places all day and then manning the door after the soundcheck went on almost two hours longer than expected, and the people in the queue had to wait half an hour late to be let in. That was interesting to have to tell over 100 people there was some technical difficulties and they'd have to wait! lol.

We almost sold out though, 169/200 tickets were sold! That was pretty good going for WiM and made me feel happy I'd done a good job advertising. The Tshirts also finally arrived on thursday and the choir all loved them! They do look pretty good to be honest.

So after a chilled day yesterday I finally drove home to get back into the work habit again! Been on campus all day now and it's getting very lonely and boring! Too much work to do though to go home! Just another few days and Vikki will be back from home and it will be easier to be distracted work (I'm hoping anyway!!!) lol.

Back to Work for the meantime!! Damn engineering computer room! So lonely, especially when there is loads of civil engineers around! lol.


March 12, 2006

Pre–WiM

Writing about web page http://www.rev.org.uk

Pre-Wim…. Crazy time in the revelation calender. It's a weekend designed with the purpose of getting the ball rolling on organising WiM (Week in March, although this year in april. Strange I know!). WiM is essentially where over 100 people meet up for a week, learn around 15 songs in that week from scratch (band too) and then put on a concert at the end of the week.

So pre-WiM is where all the people that have some kind of role in the organisation and running of the week meet up to.. umm.. organise I guess. So my 'job' is media coordinator. I think this means I have to make sure the t-shirts for the week are designed and ordered and ready to take there on time. I have to organise the publicity of the concert during the week. Such as designing and printing posters and flyers to hand out during the week, as well as printing programmes/tickets for the concert. This seems a lot to do really, what with my third year to hand in the week after and other work to do too. should be ok if I organise and delegate well.

So the weekend involved a late night in the pub on friday night, always a good thing by the way! Then up early saturday to learn a couple of songs to sing during the weekend, all day organising stuff and thinking of a theme for the week. Then another later night in the pub saturday, preceeded however by some…umm.. bastards let call them, stealing someones laptop, and Vikki's phone/purse and (brandnew) satnav from one of the rooms we were staying in!

So kind of had to go for a walk for 45mins to just chill (freeze in the cold more like!) and not get angery. Although was feeling very angery that just a few yards away from where I was cooking dinner they stole stuff from friends!

Sunday was another early start (8am ish) and then singing in the morning, followed by a massive roast dinner on the way home (thanks Chrisi's mum! legend!). so now a little shattered and a bit of winding down with little to do… Hence the blog methinks!


March 01, 2006

randomness again…

Ok, so bored of doing work for the moment so will procrastinate with a bit of blogging…

I have not only got a huge third year project looming over everything, but we have a lovely 5000 word report to do for the end of term too. So that measn a trip to the library! (Shocking I know, being an engineer and all!) After a trip there and a cold walk back to my laptop with a heavy book all about high-performance racing engine design I now have to have a break.

Also another exciting point to add the the week, my car has decided to have a little battery light turn on all the time, and a high pitched noise now comes out of it when driven. Now after looking at the fan belt (nope, not slipping or broken) it must be either the alternator or the battery itself. So at the moment it seems I'm just running on the remains of whatever the battery has left. Which makes it interesting, as i don't think its a good idea to use any electronics if possible so that I may still have some lights if I need to drive at night. The problem stopping me from fixing it is that alternators are pretty expensive, and it's the end of an expensive term, so I may have to find a way to steal some money from somewhere.

At least I don't really need my car till next weekend. (althought getting the bus maybe a cold and depressing act! Sorry to all those who take the bus, but I do like my car!)

There is also an insane crazy busy exciting weekend ahead. It's "Raise the Roof". The Rev spring concert. Which is going to be good! Sold many tickets already, but there will be many on the door too. So come along saturday at 7pm in Methodist central hall, coventry. I will be there from 9am to help set up lighting and sound stuff, so although no doubt will be shattered it's still going to be amazing! lol.

I best get to working again, or now as Rich is here I may be able to finally finish the programmes for the concert if we are going to get them printed by saturday.

(And the sun is kind of shining on my screen which makes it very hard to type!)


February 05, 2006

Spring concert 2006

Writing about web page http://www.warwickrev.org

poster

Concert is coming! 4th March!


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