All entries for October 2005

October 07, 2005

Freshers Ball & Stuff

The ball was very good. The best thing was the ratpack and the "free" champagne. (I put free in quites as it is just included in the expensive ticket. The Go Team! were not too bad but not great. They were just very live. The worst bit was when someone set off the fire alarm and we all had to leave the building and stand in the rain for a while before we could get back in.


October 03, 2005

Sunday, Washing Day

T'was madness, and expensive. I saw one woman put her drying in the tumble dryer for 99 mins. That's just mad.

For those of you at Uni

Follow-up to Catch Up Time from The Pain

As an extension to the entry below 'cos I didn't want my parents seeing this.

As I have already had my 19th I need to choose a "Warwick Birthday" and choose 19 of something to do. The next Birthday is Mark's in a month so they have decided that my "Warwick Birthday" will be in a fortnight. I'm not looking forward to it as the thing I do 19 of has to be close to fatal (apparently).

Catch Up Time

Time to catch up on the last 4 days. As far as I can remember, noting particularly interesting happened on Thursday or Friday. That is the problem with not blogging everday. I didn't go out on Thursday or Friday as there was nothing on that appealed to me and I was short of money (what student isn't?) Most fo the rest of the corridoor went out both evenings i think. On Friday it was Tom's 19th birthday so to celebrate most of the corridoor played drinking games with the final idea being that Tom would drink 19 shots of Vodka and/or Malibu in one night. They started by playing "Truth or Drink" but no-one could think up decent questions so they moved onto playing spoons. I didn't want to get involved in this so I left and stayed in my room for the rest of the night.
I also had my 1st Programming Lecture, the lecturer is quite a funny guy and thretened to have a fight with someone who kept talking. It was all stuff I knew, but he has to start so that everyone can do it.

Friday I had my 1st "Statitical Laboratory I" Lecture and on reading the piece of paper we had got at the beginning of term, found that I had actually missed the 1st lecture and this was the 2nd. Before you launch into me (Mum), let me explain. When I got the Stats Lab sheet in my pidgeon-hole I looked at it and thaught "Eugh, I don't want to do stats" so put it im my box of unimportant bits of paper. On Monday we had out Tutor meeting and there he said that lots of people took Stats Lab as you do the exam in the 1st Term so get the results at the beginning of the 2nd. This means that you can then make a choice about other modules dependiing on what you got in Stats Lab.
That sounded like a good idea and after talking to some 2nd year students they said it was really easy. I decided I was going to to Stats Lab after that and looked up what it entailed in my blue course book. I also looked up the time of the 1st lecture and saw it to be Friday week 1 as the Tuesday one didn't start until week 2. It wasn't until Friday when I dug out the origianal sheet that I saw it said that the 1st lecture was Tuesday. Luckily when I got there the 1st thing the Lecurter said, after telling us off for being early, was that it didn't matter if we missed the 1st Lecture as it was only unimportant admin, just catch up from a friend. So it was all ok.
The reason we got told off for being early, all 350 of us, was not because we were being noisy, it was because we missed collecting the lecture notes on the way in, because they weren't there yet. The lecturer there was a little like a School Teacher but that woudl eb because he used to be a School Teacher and this was his 1st ever lecture.

Saturday I went shopping. I spent approx. £28 on shopping but I think quite a lot of it was strecupboard stuff like stock cubes etc. I got back here and put all the shopping away as usual. Soon after, before I had time to blog, Laura knocked on my door and asked if I was coming into Coventry to meet Gary and go clubbing. We got the bus there for £1 and he met us at the stop. We went on a whistle-stop tour of Coventry centre. We saw Millennium Place and the ended at Nandos which was very nice and not to expensive. After that we went to the Wetherspoons nextdoor. A pint here was only about £1.20 compared with about £2.20 at the Students Union.
In there an old man offered to buy Laura a drink and then a different (drunk) old man was talking to the girls and Tom about nothing much and appeared to be expecting them to answer questions that he hadn't asked. To save them from him we said that we had to go and moved onto another pub. This time it was Yates's Wine Bar and had another drink there, though it was quite expensive again. In there, once the DJ got going the manager wanted us to move as we were blocking the fire escape and then she started making comments about how there's a bar over there as if we were just sitting there for the fun of it. We had to explain to her that we had already had a drink and then we left.

We headed to the club via some art bits, including the Kissing arches
, Glass snake bridge and Zigzag clock
and as we were approacing the Coliseum we stopped in at a local pub for another drink as the club didn't open for another half an hour at 10pm. This was a little local pub with a jukebox in the corner and all the locals chatting and playing the poker machine on the bar. They had a jukebox on which people were choosing both good and bad songs and we rated them as each came on. Some of us also tried that game where you flit the barmat off the edge of the table and have to catch it. It's a bit like this game (when I find it) but not as easy, and we did it without the drinking element. Once everyone who was drinking had finished. it was about time to be heading to the club. We arrived outside and joined the back of a very short queue.

I'm now going to go to Tesco to hopefully get some cheap bread. I will continue when I get back.

October 02, 2005


Just come back from clubbing in Coventry. Will post about it and the last half of the week tomorrow. Now I'm going to sleep. Goodnight.

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