All entries for November 2004

November 26, 2004

Can you blog it like this?

Current track: The Clash – Rock The Casbah

I had hoped to be home today. Instead I got dragged back to see my MMW tutor for 'feedback' on my essay. I got a 66, not too bad, but to be honest I'd rather have been on the train going back "dahn saaf" and get the paper back next week. All this was just before finding out you have to have an appointment before getting a bloodtest in the medical centre on campus. Just bloody useless! (Ha, no pun intended there)

I missed my Dragon lecture first thing today (read: midday). Ah well. Apparently, it was all about foot binding. Man, is that ever screwed up. Far be it for me to criticise other cultures outright, but I really can't see the attraction in that at all. I ran a quick GIS for 'lily feet' and found this picture. What the hell is alluring about that? Cue sexist jokes about women, small feet and standing nearer the sink/ironing board/oven etc…
I guess it's one of those things that I'll never understand, much like quantum (don't repress me Chris) or when Tara Reid became such a skanky crack whore

— Skip a few hours of watching Spaced with Rachel —

Now I can't even remember what I was saying. Never mind, it'll come to me soon enough. Tomorrow I have a free day and so I'm going home; Charlton take on the pitiful Chelsea on Saturday and I'm going to watch the Addicks march on up the table… *fingers crossed*

Hope y'all had a swell Thanksgiving

Current track: Ladytron – Seventeen [Soulwax Mix]


November 25, 2004

The report of my death was an exaggeration…

Current track: Roni Size/Reprazent – Railing

Fairly bizarre events on Monday, when I came home (well, back to my hall) to find that a few of my friends seemed to beleive I had died. All because – shock horror – I had actually gone to lectures and stayed on campus for the rescheduled MMW class. They had been banging down my door, going outside to peer through my window and calling my phone to ascertain if I was actually alive.

Slightly more disconcerting was that Rachel, Luke and Nabeel had also been thinking about the method of my death. Apparently I'm the suicidal type (I get the feeling that was determined pretty early on in the process), and so ideas had been settled on for both the motive and style in which I had topped myself. The most popular one by far was hanging, by scarf. Of course, I'd be immaculately turned out (huh?) so as to ensure minimal fuss for the undertakers. Motive? That I'd had an argument with KK and now my life was not worth living…
This may be odd enough, but wait, there's more. If the scarf/KK model was perhaps not on the money, the other suggestions included

  • sleeping pill overdose – again, minimal fuss and mess
  • something involving a complicated system of mirrors and pulleys – which only actually killed me when someone burst through my door to see if I was OK (oh, the delicious 'irony')
    and all because
  • I was having a bad hair day
  • I was having a bad scarf day
  • I was having a bad hair/scarf day – this seemed to be the worst thing that they could ever imagine could happen to me

All in all, it was quite odd. I suppose it's nice to know that your mates seem to care about you that much, but still… planning the events of your suicide? Hmmm…

Whilst on the subject of odd things, I also learnt over the weekend that Adam and Rachel were having a 'contest' to see who I would choose to live with. I didn't know whether to flattered or kind of scared. Due to various factors, it looks like I may be with Adam instead of Rachel, but things are never totally decided. I am actually quite worried about next year; the uni seems to be putting a lot of indirect pressure on us to get out choices sorted for next year now despite the advice of the SU. I don't want to live in a grotty little hole, but then I wonder if by next term all the good places will have been allocated…

Anyways: it's 5:25AM, KK has gone, I'm tired, and going to bed

Current track: The Fugees – Ready Or Not [Zinc Remix]


IntroInspection

Current track: The Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea [High Contrast Remix]

Well looks like perhaps my first foray into the world of Warwick Blogs wasn't a resounding success. Chris said I sound "really smarmy" and Daryl makes me out to be some sort of attention whore. On the plus side, Ad was (perhaps overly) generous and KK made her prescence felt.

Talking of which: Happy Thanksgiving! *smile*

Oh and Tom's post was some impostor. Although I'd like to think that I am the greatest… actually, scrap that. I'm not vain enough to see myself as the best at anything. I do history as I enjoy it and I'm pretty good at it: I recognise that most people on my course will be better at the subject than me but I'm happy with that. Unlike some people *glares at Rachel*

Today, bit of a non-event. Had two hours sleep, waking at 9am after bed at seven o' clock due to essay problems. Ah well, at least I got it done. No more essays for a good few weeks woohoo! And this time I promise to actually get myself organised and have them done to correct deadlines. I won't say it doesn't piss me off, being such a slacker; I hope that next term I realise from the outset that I should really endeavour to get my stuff sorted and finished on time. Ah well.

Had my Dragon's Ascent seminar (great module, so-so seminars) where I had minimal input due to having had two hours' sleep and only having read one of the texts. Then North Am lecture (interesting course, great seminars) which was OK, about slavery in the southern states.

I realise these general ramblings are no fun. I apologise. Here are some random links to make it worth your while so far:

  • Fark Random funny links, stories etc
  • The Best Page in the Universe Maddox is King of the Blogs. Fact. Doesn't update nearly enough but what he has there is pure comedy gold. Don't click if you are easily offended though
  • Osymyso If you recognise the title of this blog entry, then well done, you have musical knowledge. Check out some of Osy's mega bootlegs, including the half hour 'Puckish Mix'.

There was more, but I can't think now. I should best go and do the readings for my MMW seminar tomorrow (fun fun fun)...

Current track: Gat Décor – Passion


November 23, 2004

Intro

Current track: Embrace – Gravity

Well I registered this thing ages ago, thought now would be as good a time as any to actually put something on it. As a History student, I'm soon going to start having to use this for work too, so it makes sense to try it out a bit…

Um well my name is Michael, though I go by Mike and (occasionally) Miguel too. I'm a first year History student, and I'm currently in Westwood accommodation. It's not too bad: the walk to campus is exaggerated and food isn't always totally unpalatable. I can't cook to save my life though, so I am kinda worried about what I'm going to do for food next year.
My family is back in Kent, though soon they'll be moving to Australia, leaving me all on my lonesome *sad* I'll get a couple of free return flights each year though, so it's not too bad really.

Interests? Well, I enjoy watching movies and just chilling with friends, maybe just going to a restaurant or even just meeting up and doing nothing… nice and relaxing. I love football, though I'm hardly the world's greatest player. I have a season ticket for Charlton Athletic but living up here means I do not get to see my beloved Addicks very often.
My real love, however, is music. Man, I can't get enough of it. I'm a huge drum and bass fan, and house is another Very Good Thing. For all you haters: deebee is God's music *smile* That's not to say I don't listen to other kinds of music though; name a genre and chances are I have at least one or two songs on my lappy which I like from it. As you can see, I like Gravity even though it is pretty mellow.

Latest news? Well not too much really. My "friend" (make of that what you will) is coming over from Miami to see me in January, which I am so looking forward to. Although we speak every night (either phone or online) it's not the same; I've not 'seen' her for over three months now, and she means a lot to me. If I keep this blog thing up (for personal, rather than simply work-related stuff) then I'm sure I'll end up posting more about her…

Well must dash. Leave comments if you wish, I may well post again and turn to them for 'inspiration' *laughs*

Current track: Tali – Grey Days


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