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July 13, 2006

I'll be back

Temporary Hiatus. Back soon.

Finally

Finally after two weeks of sitting on my bum they've reaslised that they all want me! Wahey! 26 hours a week, back to what I know, commuting to Stoke Mandeville, wearing a shirt and tie, earning some green.

Sadly in the last few weeks I've not had the motivation or location to take photos, I'm planning some ventures that should yield some good photos, but before then I have my brothers medic's graduation on monday so I'm sure I'll bring some in then!

In other news; if you live in Bucks and love Ultimate, I'm setting up a team/group of like minded people – BucksUltimate – so if you want to play some Ultimate Frisbee and you live near Wendover, we are meeting in the park at 7.30 tonight.


July 08, 2006

Bullrushes

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Sigma 18–200mm f3.5–6.3 DC
Filter: UV
Date: 20th April 2006
Location: Kenilworth Castle
Shutter: 1/400s
Aperture: F/5
ISO: 400
Comments: another black and white, taken a while ago by kenilworth castle. Don't worry, bringing out some colour photos soon. I just like b/w!
Post–processing: none


July 07, 2006

Is there some new fun game?

So I went out for a nice dinner at our local Indian with my Mum and Dad. Nice discussion about where my life was going, where my friend's lives were going, and why I wouldn't want to join the army, what with an impending world war. Had a few beers, some nice Chicken Sashlick, Onion Bahjii and Garlic Naan. Lovely discussion with the known owner of the establishment about the new sport he'd taken up (obviously then with some local businessmen chat between him and my Dad).

Walked home via the new Aston Martin garage to admire the cars. We stopped at a zebra crossing as the Silver Peaguot 206 approaching wasn't slowing down.. as it roared passed I was hit with something and found myself with water all down my trousers. I have to applaud their accuracy as it does look like I have wet myself. A quick scour around, and I couldn't see any bottle, water balloon etc, in fact it happened so quickly I wasn't even sure it came from the car. Fairly amused by the incident (mother concerned, but as slightly inebriated also found it amusing) we carry on home. As a police car cruises by, Dad indicates it to pull over, but I wave it on as what harm has been done?! I was amused by it, not really effected in anyway (other than the wet patch all down my front). In fact I think my parents were more concerned by it than I was.

So this leads me onto two questions. Firstly, when did Amersham become a place where people threw stuff out of cars at other people? I can understand youths at other youths, but I was flanked by my 50 year old parents, did they not worry about hitting them? Obviously not. Amersham (as you can look up on the web) is on the end of the Met. Underground line, and although some associate it with London, it is not actually in London and is surrounded by farms, the Chiltern hills and a bit of countryside. There have always been gangs and stuff, but I've never been threatened, or even vaguely concerned by the mobs of common thugs roaming the parks, even when out on my own during my years at school (thats not just me being all 'me man, me strong'). So when did it become ok to be like that? I have actually heard of more and more muggings and burglaries round here. It is quite sad really.

My second question is, perhaps this is a new game I've not heard of? A slightly thuggish successor to Flashmobbing that was a favourite when I was a teen? Has anyone heard of a new game? Or is it just the same old, lets go out in your car and throw water bombs at people? I have to admit that I did it as a kid, but at people we knew. Ah well, no harm done!


July 03, 2006

Fuck it fuckity fuck fuck

Apologies for the obscene title, I'm slightly pissed off. This is all due to the fact that I think my glandular fever is coming back. I'm tired all time again, and I have this symptom that I had when I was in the peak of my last bout of mono.

What happens is I drift around and am not aware of the environment I'm in. I have dulled emotions, don't think much about anything and make a lot of stupid mistakes. It is very hard to explain, but it is like living in a dream. You drift from one thing to another without being able to remember getting there, you have to work really hard to concentrate on something, even just walking down the road from one persons house to another, you have to try hard to realise that you're actually walking down a road. Thats the best I can do to describe it, but summary = it is shit. When I was revising, I had good days and bad days, but the good days were so much better than this. I'm going to rest up, eat healthily and drink plenty of water. Then we'll see.


Bunny Boy Ponder

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Sigma 18–200mm f3.5–6.3 DC
Filter: UV
Date: 10th June 2006
Location: Dublin
Shutter: 1/320s
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 400
Comments: comments appreciated
Post–processing: b/w


June 16, 2006

Final Fling

It is over 24 hours since Final Fling, and I'm still getting facebook notifications by the hour: x has added a photo of you in their album "Final Fling!" It has re–sparked my love of facebook and I've spent a few hours browsing people's photos :D

What a great night, I went expecting it to be ok, but am still on a high, absolutely awesome night. If I get my Masters, I am definately going again next year!


May 22, 2006

I finish today!

#6 Cognitive Science

Estimate: 65%

Today I finish my degree. Sweet. I might see you at Top B.

update: This is really really sureal. This is the last time I'll be studying Psychology: the last time I'll be studying for this degree. The last 3 years are finally culminated in these last few hours. How the whole degree turns out could be determined by how this exam turns out. Again it depends on what questions come up. If a question on Dynamic Systems Theory turns up then I'll jump for joy as I've found it very interesting and done lots of background reading and think I can really nail an essay on that. But then who knows. The only thing I really know is that at 4pm I'll be a free man and in the union having a nice cold pint :)


May 19, 2006

3 days left

#5 Applied Social Psychology

Expected mark: 30–45%


Perception

#4 Perception

This paper didn't go too badly despite what others think. Mainly because I revised the right things and they didn't. Well it still wasn't great, but I don't think I did too badly.

Absolutely shattered now though.


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