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June 12, 2006

Even Later Night

So it's 6am and I'm still awake. For some reason last night I just couldn't sleep. It may be that it's hot in my room with 2 computers on all the time or it may be that I only woke up at 1pm yesterday.

So at 5 this morning I decided I would go and do my laundry so I sorted it into tumble dryable and non–tumble dryable. I also played the "let's find the purple stains on the shirt I wore to Skool Days" game with a bottle of Vanish. Just as I was about to leave, the 5:30 news came on the radio and at the end the forecast was for a hotter day than yesterday, but with the possibility of thundery showers in the midlands. And just as I left, what happened, it started raining. Although it was quite pleasant I thaught "typical British summer, 2 sunny days and a thunderstorm.

On getting to the laundry, what is the 1st thing that I hear. "Beep Beep Beep". Damn it, the change machine's empty and I have no change. So I've just spen half an hour wandering around the laundrette area seeing what times things open. Rootes reception opens at 8 and the banks open at 9:30 it it's at least another 2 hours before I can get any change.

Oh well. I did however notice a couple of things that interested or dismayed me.

1) This is a sign, outside the union south entrance, about the final fling menu. What happened to proof–reading? Is this some sort of new many–in–one vegetable or are they only serving out of season vegetables?

Final Fling Poster

2) Why do we need this sign? Don't the union have better things to spend money on?

Laundrette Sign

Enough ranting. Now I just have to find something to occupy me for the next 2 hours until I can get some change.

— Edit @ 7:30 am
Ok, so that was just rain. Every so often it's like someone's taking a photo. There is a very bright flash from a single point just above Kirby Lodge and then about 2 mins later there is the rumble. Fun

May 26, 2006

Catch Up …

Just a catch–up on the last few days.

I went to look at a house with my friend Ken on Monday. It looks very nice inside and out, the only problem is that the 3rd bedroom is just about big enough for a bed and wardrobe and there is no room for a desk. We were thinking if it would be possible to make it bigger but we're not sure. We could also put a 4th bedroom in by splitting the lounge in 2 and making a smaller lounge and a downstairs bedroom.
Not sure what we're going to do about houses but we've put it on hold as Ken's exams started today I think and mine start this Wednesday.

I noticed on Tuesday evening that there was a sign that had been put up on the noticeboard outside our kitchen. I was a little dubious as it says that the fire alarm will be tested every Tuesday between, and i quote, "13:00am and 14:30am". That was one reason I was dubious. Another was that is isn't on Warwick Hospitality paper and the 3rd is why would they decide to start testing the fire alarm just as exams are coming into full swing.
I spoke to Wendy (The Supervisor) on Wednesday morning and she said that is was correct, but she hadn't been told about it. How odd. Oh well, I suppose you get used to the university doing things that don't make sense.

I recently had to buy a new bottle of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce. I finished the old bottle on one slice of cheese on toast and then started the new one on another. I was surprised to find that is was quite watery. I gave it a shake and nothing changed. I came to the conclusion that as you have each bottle for so long it gradually evaporates and gets stronger over time without you noticing. Then when you get a new bottle, only then do you notice the difference.

Wednesday morning I had to present a poster with Djallal Dagha in the IMC. I have always wondered what is actually in there but wasn't sure if I was allowed in. This was a chance to find out. It appeared to have normal rooms along the sides and then one large room in the middle, but I didn't know what was in that middle room.
When we went in we went upstairs and all down the right hand side of the corridor were windows into the central space. There are all sorts of machines and robots in there and there are some photos here if you are interested
The 2 people who there are photos of are George and Olga who are 2 of my friends from DCS. Everyone on the course had to present their posters in groups of 2 or 3 and we had to be there by 9am. Mike Joy said that each group would have 3 mins to present their poster so you could work out roughly when your time slot was by multiplying your group no by 3. When they were on group 8 and an hour had passes people were starting to get annoyed.
It transpired that the people that were supposed to be listening to our presentations hadn't been able to come so there was only 1 person to listen to all of us. Later, she had to go so we had to wait a little while while Mike found someone else. He managed to find 2 people from the English department to listen to us present to it sped up a little but we had still only got as far as group 20 (us) by 11:30. That was a fun morning wasted.

Wednesday afternoon I had a Tech Crew BBQ so I went to Tesco to get something to cook on it. I had noticed that my Debit Card payment from my weekly shop hadn't come out of my account yet so I went to customer services to enquire. The woman said that payments can take a little longer than normal over the weekend so to tell them next time I went if it still hadn't gone through.
I am sure it isn't going to go through as it hasn't even come up as waiting to be paid on my online banking. I'm a little worried as it is about £35 and I don't want that much to suddenly come out of my account at some later date and put me into the red, incurring a fine. It still hasn't been paid so I will have to see them again when I got back this Saturday.
The BBQ went well apart from the fact that only 6 of us turned up and it started to rain towards the end. In a little rain we did the good old British "We're going to have our BBQ whatever the weather" and stood under a tree until it got too heavy. We gave up, put out the BBQ's and went to Cholo to play pool.
On the way back I dropped back in here (Rootes) to stick my stuff back in the fridge and check my emails. Just as I was about to go out the fire alarm went off so instead of standing in Car Park 6 in the rain I ran to the SU(Students Union) to meet the others. Not much pool went on, we sat around for a bit and then 2 of the guys went home to revise, one went to do something somewhere else in the union and Chris and I sat around doing stuff on the wireless network then I left to do some revision.

Most of today has been comprised of revision until about 7 when I was getting restless. I made dinner and did a few races of Mario Kart 64 on Mark's N64. I came 3rd or 4th on most races, as usual, except for 1 where I came 1st, before Mark, who normally wins every time. It was close as he boosted past be on the last straight, but I got him with a red shell to keep my 1st place. Yey. That's not likely to happen again.
I still felt restless after that and I then worked out that it is because I haven't left our corridor at all today. It's odd but it goes make you restless being indoors and revising on and off for 24 hours straight.

If you read all of this then one of these must be true.

  • You are really looking for ways to procrastinate from exam revision, in which case "GET BACK TO IT"
  • You are a final year slacker who has finished all your exams, in which case don't tell me
  • You really care about my life, which is nice
  • You have too much time on your hands, so go read a book or plant a tree or something

Anyways, enough blog writing, time for sleep. More revision to do tomorrow.

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