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April 24, 2006

Meurgh

Where do the hours go and where do the days go? All of a sudden it's almost my brother's birthday and exams and deadlines are knocking at the door as well.
Since being back at university I have realised again just how lazy I am a lot of the time and it is such a depressing realisation. So many times I say so much about plans I have and things I want to but I turn out to be a man of so little action lately and it really annoys me; but apparently not enough yet to have instigated any noticable changes.
Furthermore, why do I have such an affinity for despising discipline? Every so often the questions that whirs around my head come to the root issue of me needing to be disciplined, whether in myself or by God, and I hate getting to that point and feel like a spoiled brat who wants to throw the toys out the pram.
Meurgh.
End of another rant.

February 26, 2006

So who has their finger on the fast–forward button??

Yeah that's right kids it's time to moan again as another blog entry is being written! This time the main area of complaint is that of time and how weeks just seem to disappearing into themselves and days just seem to mush up into one another thus revealing to me how little time I have to do things I need to as well as things I want to do (often a very different list)!
Was highly scared by someone actually requesting me to update my blog. Namely for the following reasons:

  1. It highlights that people actually look at this crazyness
  2. It highlights that sometimes their boredom overtakes them so much that they long for me to blog just to drown out the silence in their lives whilst doing their work for example!!

Ciao for now kids


February 05, 2006

Bleurgh!!

Bleurgh – is it a word??
Bleurgh – even if it isn't a word it certainly is how I am feeling right now.
However bleurgh like so many feelings is totally subjective; there can be no bleurghometer measuring the extent of bleurghness or comparing bleurghity between subjects.
Hence why right now I can say without hesitation, deliberation or justification that my bleurgh level is an 11.
Why is it that I think best at these sorts of crazy hours but also have my more depressing thoughts at these sorts of hours too? It really is a dichotomy. (ooh check me with the vocab!! – Hope I have used that correctly)

Have been reminded lately just how awesome my family really is, which has been lovely especially as I am seeing them all soon. I am going down to see my sister next week, then my parents are coming here the following weekend and then two weekends after that my brother is coming to visit. I am so excited by all of those visits but it does mean that I will have to plan my study and social life around them. Well ok I will have to plan my social activities around those visits because to be honest study really isn't a priority this year for various reasons but I guess it has to be done.

Keep smiling kids
End of transmission.


January 20, 2006

Calm after the storm or me reading too much into it all again??

Has been a mental last few days of hosting friends from home (hope you had fun Matt, I loved it) and crazy socialising on wednesday then a horrifically long day on thursday without any gaps for almost 12 hours!! All that plus some pretty crap news this week and a real desire to stop and just pray for the whole situation meant that by today I was really drained and almost fell asleep in all of my lectures.
So as I write I am so thankful of having tonight to myself to just chill with housemates and fart about not really doing anything and just get some rest in. Hopefully the rest of the weekend can follow the same pattern of rest and refuge.
Cannot believe we are over half way through January, crazy speed of uni continues to amaze me but is cool cos it means it will feel like really soon to when my parents visit in feb and when american amy returns – very exciting things coming up.
Just so you guys cannot read this and remain passive I thought I would add some random questions at the end to think about and reply to or just to generally ponder:
Who would win in a fight between a horse sized duck and 100 duck sized horses? (thanks to a friend for that one)
What is the point of sweetcorn?
Is Neighbours ever gonna be able to do a better episode than Scott and Sharlene's wedding?
If the answer is a chicken wrapped in banana skins then what is the question?

January 05, 2006

If penguins could fly backwards do you think they would?

Random title for might well turn out to be a random entry but hey did you really expect any less?? Or maybe the more important question is who do I assume "you" are is it the plural use of the pronoun or not? Do I know "you"? Really??
So many questions so little time so instead I'll just rant on. It is an interesting start to term for me due mainly to pressure of exams on Monday & Tuesday but also because of Alpha course starting a week today to think and pray about & prepare for. I just hope I dont get too busy too soon and get used to being so busy that I think I can cope.
I guess what I am trying to say is, as always, I am really excited by the prospect of a new term because it means another chance to enjoy my time at university but also a great chance to have fun and hang out with some amazing people and hopefully get to know them better as they get to know me better too. Also gives me more opportunities to prank housemates too!!
Anyways as I am slowly learning I am not in control of what happens and that is something to be very thankful for; so lets just see where this term takes me and I just pray that I will be walking with God throughout the adventure.
Keep smiling children, keep asking questions.
End of.

November 28, 2005

Thanksgiving – a time for giving thanks

I am thankful for so many things and yet am rubbish at recognising it and showing it.
I am thankful for my close family, for my brother and my sister and for my parents; they are all so inspirational and encouraging.
I am thankful for the rest of my family, for my cousins, my grandmas and all my aunts and uncles – I love our family shin-digs always.
I am thankful for my friends from home, I have been blessed with some amazing friends and I should try and keep in contact with more of them cos I love catching up with each and everyone of them; as proven recently.
I am thankful for all the friends I have made through my time at Warwick and I hope that we will stay in touch beyond uni but either way thank you for shaping me and influencing me and for those of you who have challenged me – I am really thankful.
I am thankful for my health, that even if I were to have a problem I am blessed with an amazing free health service.
I am thankful for my wealth that I am able to own so much and provide food for myself.
I am thankful for my education that I have access to it and it can improve my chances of employment and that I am learning from my education but learning more than just the subject.
I am thankful that every so often I have these glimpses of why I am so lucky and I pray they will be more frequent and long-lasting.
Thank you, Lord.

November 16, 2005

Keeping with Lion King Theme: The Circle Of Life

Hey viewer(s), [hopefully plural]
End of term is fast approaching and I am beginning to realise (ever so slowly) how much my life seems to go round in cycles of stuff or in cycles of me being taught stuff but unfortunately I am still yet to learn so the circles of my life continue to spin.
I can think I have changed for the better in terms of friendships and my walk with God but so often similar lessons are being shown to me but in new guises.
I wish I were less apathetic and had more desire to break these circles and come closer to God and depend on Him.
End of.

November 01, 2005

Thoughts on November

Why is it that Halloween is so widely celebrated and yet barely anyone recognises today to be All Saints Day? Is this the same reason behind the question as to why only the Dark Side is named in Star Wars and there is no Light Side??

Just some thoughts about this month that seems to have jumped up upon me – very scarily quick. Clocks have changed and now the calendar gets a page turned and we draw ever closer to Christmas.

Also something to leave you all with to think about…
… if you had a groundhog day (like in the film) what would you do? and why?


October 31, 2005

In the words of Rafiki: It is time

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages,
That is right it is time again for the blog of other-John-ness to reopen its doors to it's multitude of readers (namely me) and begin to share random stories and facts about me or anybody or anything.
Is that a cheer I hear in the distance?? Oh wait, I just forgot to shut my bedroom window – never mind.

Well this is already ramble-tastic so I better at least put some content of some (possible) worth in.
Well this term has gone ridiculously quickly I cannot believe we are half way through term. Depressingly though I have a test or assignment due for each of the remaining weeks so I am sure those weeks are all gonna blend into one big bad experience! Then come the end of term I will be almost half way through uni life as a whole – eek that is scary.
It is still very surreal at the moment thinking about future stuff and trying to plan things like internships or even ponder gap years prospects – crazyness.

But I am also so excited about this year cos already my friendships from last year are getting a lot deeper and I am getting to know people that I only really said hi to last year and they are all amazing people – so go you lot (you know who you are so dont fish for compliments of confirmation!!).

Yeah I think that is sufficient ramblings for one episode of bloggage maximus. Be back soon kids – keep sane without my updates.


July 27, 2005

Post Script of Fresherdom

Follow-up to Et Finalement: Le Blog from another John's blog

Still cannot get my head around the fact that in almost exactly two months I will no longer be able to introduce myself as a fresher and what is even more saddening is that there are so many people that I wont be seeing at Warwick; but life rolls on and as such so must I.

Summer has been a weird one thus far with the uncertainty of temping agencies and varied availabilities of friends from home being around so life at home has felt very disjointed.
Life at home has also raised many questions and because of the amount of time I have had to myself and sometimes they have been extended times with nothing to do, I have often found myself analysing my actions and thoughts and reactions which has its advantages and disadvantages but that is another story.
WOW that was a long sentence.
So yeah if anyone out there is still looking at blogs even half as regular as I am please feel free to get in touch.

Johnboy


June 24, 2005

Et Finalement: Le Blog

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages that's right the year is over and it has taken up until the very last two days for it to finally feel like it is coming to a close for me.

I have so many people to thank for this year… but that sounds like the start of an Oscar speech.

So anyways a big shout out to everyone who knows me and a mahusive thank you to all those who have played a part in making this year probably the best year of my life – you are all wonderful people.

Keep smiling.
That's all folks.


June 06, 2005

Finished but still busy??

WAHOO exams are over as of this past Saturday.
Just as an encouragement to everybody to keep going cos it is such an awesome feeling when it is over and it is worthwhile to stick at it during the dull, repetitiveness of revision.
Anywho…
I have just been looking at all the stuff that I am trying to fit in between now and the end of term and my schedule is still looking fairly busy but very exciting too!!!!
It is amazing how busy I always manage to make myself – but to be honest these weeks will be an awesome time to catch up with people and chat and have fun but also on a sad note to say farewell to some amazing people.

Keep smiling everybody.


May 30, 2005

Long Time No Blogness

Ok can someone please clear up where June magically came from? I was recently looking at my calendar and was thinking "wow where did that come from?"

Since probably the start of this term I have lost all track of days, dates and university weeks. It has been very confusing and I do not care how geeky it is to admit but without Microsoft Outlook I would have missed so many more appointments/exams/lectures/people's birthdays.

Oh also to let you lovely people into some awesome inside knowledge into the world of Vesey. Me and a couple of my current corridor mates are planning (following our completion of our exams) to compete with each other on who can stay awake for the longest period of time. We will each be armed with a wooden spoon and can use it how we want to keep each other awake. Then the second competition will hopefully begin – who can sleep for the longest. I cannot wait although it is probably advised that I do not attempt to drive during either of these competitions or attempt to operate heavy machinery.

So just be aware that if my emotions seem suddenly a heightened version of what they normally are this might be the reason.

And to close with some great words – I wish you all…peace, love and soul.


March 26, 2005

Update

Follow-up to Church – What is it all about?? from another John's blog

Just to update people this group will be meeting in term 3 on Tuesdays from 6pm onwards and we will meet in the Social Studies Cafe.

Feel free to come along and dont feel like just cos you come to one you are commiting to the full term but i hope you enjoy it and do come back cos it could be quite lonely on my own!!


March 16, 2005

Church – What is it all about??

Have you recently done alpha? or
Have you started coming to Westwood and are not sure what is really going on? or
Have you started coming to church but it isnt the same as how you remember it or expect it to be because of TV church/christians?

If any of the above applies to you and you still have more questions about church and all that stuff that comes with it sometimes then I hope this will be for you.

There will be a group of people meeting on Tuesdays of Term 3 to just chat about church and hopefully talk through any questions you have.

I will try and provide some sort of snack stuff for the meeting as well. But yeah if you are interested in finding out more please email me at:
J.S.Vesey@warwick.ac.uk
and please leave your mobile number and an example (or 2) of the questions you have currently.

I would also love to hear from you if you want to support this group in anyway; for example in prayer. I would be more than happy to keep people up to date with prayer requests from me for the group.


February 28, 2005

Hopes for the Future

During the 2nd Reich of Germany there lived a man who became known as Frederick the Great who ruled Germany from Prussia in this, the only second period of German unification.
He had a plethora of talents and things to be jealous of, but my favourite one is as follows:

as a pastime he used to run through his palace throwing his own royal crockery at the midgets (vertically challenged) that he had employed specifically for this purpose and this purpose alone!!

So in an ideal world this is what I would love to have in the future along with my other dream, which is:
to own a monkey butler called Tyrone who travelled everywhere by roller skates!


January 11, 2005

Websites To View

1) www.thisishaywardsheath.com for a comedy review of my home town – it's very funny
2) www.anstycc.org.uk for a sneak-peak at the true home of cricket – my local club
3) www.makepovertyhistory.org because this year we really have the chance to make a difference
4) www.imdb.com for all the movie reviews you could wish for and then some extra for no apparent reason
5) www.soccerbase.com for that rare breed of obsessed football statisticians – hence why I know of it
6) www.shockwave.com for free online games for those times when nothing else suits the moment
7) www.private-eye.co.uk for a good giggle at those things in the news or amusing signposts and cartoons
8) www.google.co.uk for all your searching needs and also serves as a good self competition to get longest response time for a search

Lost Message Of Jesus – Steve Chalke & Alan Mann

Title:
Rating:
4 out of 5 stars
It has been interesting to read this book following a lot of media attention concerning the book and the views laid out therein. I found it truly fascinating and enlightening. Chalke gave me a completely new way of looking at passages by going through particular examples and looking with fresh eyes at the message of Jesus.
Thankfully I have the excuse that I am not a scholar and do not have to comment on Penal Substitution but I am just glad for this book because it is the first real time I have even really looked at this issue and thought through the arguments.
I would definitely recommend this book.

First of Many??

Well in true me fashion lets start with randomness. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000. And also February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
With all that out the way, lets set the ball rolling and kick off a discussion. Don't be afraid to comment, whether lots or little and remember the more controversial the better!!
If you had to what part of the body would you put in Room 101 and why?
I would put feet in because:
a) they always seem to smell disproportionately to the rest of your body
b) I am yet to find a pair of feet that I find beautiful
c) it is a bit of a stretch just to pick those annoying bits of fluff that accumulate between toes when you're not looking
d) if you have poor circulation (like me) they are always cold

the ball is in your court now
respond

John


It Lives

Yes that's right children the blog of Vesey is finally beginning to take shape after almost 12 weeks on campus – they always said I had initiative!! (I'm not sure who "they" are though.) Anyways MORSE is still going well into the second term although I am having to adjust to the new timetable and therefore plan in my previous commitments and think about whether I can fit in anything else.
It is definitely good to be back here and settling back into church and cu as well as my corridor. It has been such a weight of my shoulders to now know that our house for next year is almost completely sorted – so thank you to those I will be sharing with. I just hope I won't put you off between now and moving day!!
Well feel free to contact me about this or anything and it would be cool to have some reviews from other people but me.

John