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April 17, 2006
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.
April 06, 2006
Big sigh.... Handed in a semi-final draft of Project to supervisor about an hour ago. Now need to read through it all myself and check for errors and other random bits that need to be changed. Thought I'd end the weeks theme of blogs. The frustration is still there as I still have a lot to do, but won't get to write an entry tomorrow. I won't be here! Heading to Newmarket (Cambridge) for WiM. Week in March that stands for. Interesting since it's in April. Hmm…
Should be a fun and tiring week. I still maintain that it should have been called 'Insomnia!' but apparently that wasn't acceptable. Nevermind. Still waiting to hear about Tshirts though which is getting more worrying! Need to leave at 3 tomorrow with the box of 110 Tshirts in my car, or the concert will look a bit crap! Where are you Dan?!
So it's 4:35pm and I'm still on campus! Waiting to go to Lazerlizard and pick up some laminating/cutting I got done for WiM (hopefully will be ready). The joys of being media coordinator! lol. After a short break I guess I will read through my project and see what needs to be changed.
This is kind of a procrastination blog, but to be honest they mostly all are!!
Food, cinema and seeing Vikki will hopefully keep me motivated to stay on campus til 7pm. That will be a long day! 9.5 hours of campus goodness!! Oh the joys of being a finalist!
When will I get to revise too? Interesting…..
April 05, 2006
There seems to be a common theme between my last few posts. Thought i'd carry it on here. It's now Wednesday, as the title suggests, and I'm still doing project work. Nearly there it seems, but can't seem to get any closer to finishing. All the little bits of finishing it off seem to take the longest. To add to this is the annoyance of having been working on the project since the start of the year, while constantly being interupted by other pieces of coursework!
Well haven't got long to go till I finish I think, then have lots of other work to do! If only I didn't have other work I'd be much happier! lol. And maybe less tired!
What's up with groupwise as well? I can only seem to get on it from the engineering computers, and not from my laptop. Weird methinks!
Waiting to hear from a man about Tshirts for WiM next week too is slightly worrying. We are leaving for Newmarket on friday and if I don't have the Tshirts by then, my job has failed! Let's hope he gets back to me in the next day or so or I will be slightly annoyed/worried!
Back to working I suppose. Maybe will write again later with less random thoughts and more comedy/interesting things to say…
March 12, 2006
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
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
November 21, 2005
Is it just just me or does it seem odd that we are already finishing monday of week 9!! The term has gone so quickly and before I know it it will be the end of term, and christmas! My sister has already started buying presents for people (despite still not getting me one for my 21st.. now pretty much two months ago!) But that aside the fact that it is almost the end of term brings about some exciting dates too.
For example the first exciting date will be this coming saturday (26th Nov). This is Rev's first concert of the year, and in Uxbridge. It will be a cool day, but also quite scary at the same time. Being in Rev for a couple of years now it is still fun to sing in the choir and not at all scary, even in a small choir. However this year
after being peer pressured into I'm doing a solo. Also I will be in the band for a couple of songs too. Which is cool, as I have only been learning the guitar for a few months now. But I hope it will all go well anyway.
The next exciting date will be the 1st December. This is when i hand in the bitch of a piece of coursework I have at the mo, and don't have to worry so much about the course. I would try and desribe it but I don't even know what its about! (Dynamics of Vibrating systems…....)
Then on the 7th of December some of us very lucky people are off for a week soaking up the Barbadian sun! How cool!?!?
Back on the 14th/15th I think, then the next exciting date is the 16th when there is an LCGC concert in coventry, and loads of very cool people are coming down for the weekend. We may even have special hats and scarves which say ARCTIC on them (A Revelation Christmas Time In Coventry).
Home will come around the 21st i think, then family Christmas probably, sisters birthday on the 29th. Then Edinburgh for new years hopefully!
As you can see I have kind of got bored writing long explainations of the exciting dates ahead! But it's way to cold in my room at the moment to keep a coherent flow of thought processes going!
Another date to look forward to is when it's not as cold as it is at the moment. I have had to scrape ice off my car at least three times on saturday and again sunday. Crazyness I tell you!
But as most people will have got bored of reading this now I will wrap it up. But is there any exciting dates ahead for anyone out there?
October 26, 2005
Wednesday evening and writing a blog entry. I guess that's respectable… It's not as if it's a Friday night and I'm at home all alone. That wouldn't be as good. So what to write about? That is the eternal dilemma I face when it comes to writing on here. Mostly ends up in a random pattern of thoughts as they come and often i just type them.
Seems to be happening at the moment too. Only an hour and a half until 'Lost' though on E4. How exciting! Also many thanks go to Ali, Rich and Thor for the use of one seat and their TV on a Wednesday night! Legends!
The term ahead is already building up into a frenzy of work, and undoubtably more work means that people with not so much work decide to do more social things.
This week, have already been given a large piece of coursework in something I'm still trying to understand the first few lectures.
I have my Third year experiment almost complete and ready to be experimented on, which requires many hours in the library researching background information about fluid instabilities.
So this weekend, there's a houseparty on friday, a birthday on saturday and possibly now one sunday night too. My Dad decided to come up to the NEC for the motorbike show which i can't miss this year (would ruin the flow of the last two years!) on Saturday daytime. Then today my coursemates decide to have a meal on Monday at someones house and head to Top B after. Admittedly was my idea for Top B, but that will be four days of activities in a row.
And with the usual Rev activities inevitable throughout the week that leaves little time for lectures and research and example questions for examples classes. (hmm one tomorrow, no time to learn the course and do the questions now….woops!)
This leads me to another point raised by someone recently, although i can't remember who now. As you progress through uni the work generally gets harder and larger in volume. This is also followed alongside with the fact that you gain friends, and societies/sports clubs activities become a larger part of your life too. So the time at uni when you should be working hardest of all, your final year, you seem to be more easily distracted then ever before! It's all crazyness really and hopefully won't last last much longer that this term. If it does then people have permission to
stop inviting me to things guide me towards the library! (however will be very offended if previous statement actually happens)
So I guess there was a little point to this entry for a change, and I also tried to type correctly for a change, using puntuation properly just to make Thor happy. No doubt he will find some mistakes somewhere and comment. His english is actually better than most English people!!
October 14, 2005
well at this point in time (ten past three to be precise) im currently sitting in rococco with my laptop just watching the world go by, or more often scurrying freshers or even people drinking frescatos and coffee.
have been on campus for almost four hours now, and havent even had one lecture. what makes it worse is the lecture i do have today doesnt start until 5! on a friday too! insanity if you ask me. anyway, has been a good chance to catch up on some project work, and
write most of finish the work to hand to my supervisor today. so after being kicked out of engineering computer room by a very rude lecturer i proceeded to the nearest available room with computers near L4. and had to purchase printer credits! i get free ones in engineering….but nope, had to buy some just to print stuff off.
so down to the workshops again, almost everyday this term now! and handed some more designs to the guys down there. legends by my reckoning. so back up to engineering computer room as i had forgotten to print one vital design, and thought maybe i could sneak in and print it quick. but alas i get caught by the same dude and have to explain i need two minutes on a free computer….finally printed and back downstairs (a good workout though no doubt!). so now cant really go back there, so come to rococco to chill and check emails.
and back to the title, im sitting in rococco somewhat bored. have 3 hours and 38 minutes left on my laptop until the battery runs out, so that should take me until my lecture at least. the question now is, what can i do for and hour and a half?..........
the idea of ebay is appealing, however the idea of spending money is not so. and this blog entry has taken some time i guess, but if i was to make it any longer i think it may just get overly boring…
so anyway, may just have a look for electro-acoustic guitars online…get an idea of the kinds of prices before i go to brum tomorrow and look there.
October 12, 2005
wow its already week 3, and not only that its half way through it too! spent most of this morning tidying the fluids labs so my project (and the other guys doing fluids projects) could fit in it nicely. didnt realise that the basement in engineering was like a maze! so many crazy passageways and experiments from past years set up all over the place. makes you think where the people running the experiments have gone? maybe they went horribly wrong… hmm interesting.
anyway, should be doing a project plan now for friday, but i planned to go home after my laptop ran out of battery, and its strange as it keeps changing from telling me theres 20min left to an hour….and so im still here and thought i'd write a blog entry.
the tshirts were also unveiled in rev last night. not sure of the reaction of the choir though. im hoping they liked them. well i would, having designed them…. but they are a change and people may not think thats a good thing. although most of the other choirs change their tshirts every year or two, and thinking about it it could be something exciting to look forward to for the choir. but when all the choir gets a tshirt and thinks they look cool (fingers crossed) then it will be worth missing time from work to design them.
if anyone knows anything about the 'kelvin-helmholtz instability' would also be very helpful!!
well my battery is about to die, so better publish this or it will have been an extra waste of time from that it is already.