All entries for October 2005

October 30, 2005

I want one of those…

Writing about web page http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/search.do?productCode=TAIHOV

Now, do I eat for a week–or–so or do I buy a radio controlled hovercraft? Damn that website!

October 24, 2005

Close, but no banana

Apparently, on a gentle down–hill slope, I can cycle up to 20mph. At least that's what the digital speed sign on University Road said last night…

October 17, 2005

Password?

A couple of my friends and I have come up with a theory.

It all started when we were thinking of good places to hold meetings; we all thought that it's not a meeting unless it's behind a door with a little sliding panel and a surly guard to ask, "Password?"
It grew from that into being a secret underground bunker.
We decided, since the University was built during the Cold War era, that there must be a secret underground bunker hidden somewhere on campus. We concluded that it must have been for the Vice–Chancellor and is located under Senate House, since this is where his office was before it moved, presumably, to University House.
I've long since suspected that the Twisty–Metal–Tube–Thing in the grass surrounded by Senate House and the Chaplaincy was a disguised air–vent for a secret underground bunker, and this fits in rather well with this new theory.

I've looked on the Central Timetabling website and I can't see it, so I'm not sure how we'd book it; I'm sure if we asked anyone they'd swear it didn't exist…


Getting back to your Rootes

I miss Rootes. Rootes was much better then the house I'm in at the moment…

It's all very confusing…

Follow-up to Dammit from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

It seems to have inflated easily enough, so it doesn't appear to be a puncture. I'm sure it was fine when I left campus, though…

Dammit

Follow-up to Bicycle Puncture II: The Revenge! from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

I've got another blasted flat tyre…

October 15, 2005

Serenity

Writing about web page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379786/

This film is fantastic. Absolutely fantastic.
You should all drop whatever it is you're doing at the moment and go and see it right now.

October 14, 2005

It was like that when I got there; honest, Guv…

Follow-up to Putting on the writs from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

I've uploaded the photo they sent me of the stain, so you can see it if you like:

Behold! The 15 Pound Mattress Stain


October 12, 2005

Putting on the writs

Follow-up to Warwick Hospitality Frowns on Sweating! from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

Here's the full list, in case you were curious:

Total deduction 117.02

This deduction comprises of:
Bedroom:
5 to spot clean the stains on the carpet.
6 compensation to the owner for the chip on your table.
5.14 to paint over the marks on your walls.
15 compensation to the owner for the stains on your mattress.


Turns out this is some sort of spillage. I have no idea where it came from…
Communal:
Kitchen
1.05 towards replacing the broken freezer drawer.
1.07 towards replacing two broken drinks shelf in the fridge.
1.07 towards compensation to the landlord for the chips on the garage door.

I blame Matt Ashton. I assume these are the marks left over from when he was throwing knives at the door…
1.75 towards replacing three missing grill pans.
4.16 towards replacing the missing hoover.
1.25 towards replacing the edging strip on the worktop which had been chipped and pulled off
10.00 towards compensation to the owner for the two fridge doors that we dented.
1.30 towards compensation to the owner for the broken drawer under the sink.
1.30 towards compensation to the owner for the broken kitchen door closer.
1.30 towards compensation to the owner for the panels under the cupboard that had been pulled off.
Lounge
10.41 towards replacing the three broken dining room chairs.

This one really annoys me. The old chairs seem cheap and I blame perfectly ordinary wear–and–tear.
1.30 towards compensation to the owner for the missing shelf from the lounge cupboard.
1.76 towards re–fixing the cupboard door in the lounge.
Hallways
1.80 towards getting the radiator fixed that was pulled off the wall in the hallway.
1.25 towards compensation to the owner for the burn mark in the hallway.

That, I believe, was an iron…
0.83 towards replacing the missing phone.

I didn't even know it was missing…
1.08 towards replacing the missing ironing board.
1.30 towards compensation to the owner for the lifting wallpaper above the radiator in the hallway.
5.00 towards compensation to the owner for the lifting wallpaper in the corridor by the downstairs shower.

I blame the steam from the shower, although I haven't really paid it much attention; it could have been intentional…
Ground floor shower rooms
0.71 towards the missing towel rail in the ground floor shower room.
1.30 towards compensation to the owner for the skirting board which was damaged behind the door in the ground floor shower.
1.30 towards fixing the shower door which had come off the rails.
0.71 towards the missing toilet roll holder in the ground floor shower room.
3.75 towards fixing the broken window vent in the ground floor shower room.
1.30 towards fixing the broken shower drainer in the ground floor shower room.
1.30 towards replacing the missing cup holder in the ground floor shower room.
1.30 towards fixing damage to the ceiling above the shower in the ground floor shower room.
First floor shower room
0.57 towards fixing the shower door that had come off its runner.

That was like that when we got there…
1.33 towards re–fixing the shower panel under the cubicle in the first floor shower.
General
19.16 towards extra cleaning of the house.
4.17 towards rubbish removal.

Please note that all damages in communal areas are split equally between all tenants.


October 10, 2005

The plot thickens…

Follow-up to Warwick Hospitality Frowns on Sweating! from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

Just got a reply back, with photos, and the stains are 'normal' stains (i.e. small and blob–shaped) and, from one of the photos, appear to be underneath, so I really have no idea how they got there, but they definately aren't me…

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