November 06, 2006

what's going on..??

Why is it that people are not blogging anymore?? Surely writing on your blog is far more fun than doing work.. I wonder if the freshers even know that the phenomena that is a blog exists. Anyway, I’m writing an essay on prostitution. It’s highly entertaining stuff. I mean it, it’s really interesting.

October 21, 2006

I hereby name you

I have now come up with names for my now two remaining fish, as I can indeed confirm that the third little one is still missing, presumed eaten. After a whole lot of deliberation I have christened my fish Mini-me and Chip. Wanting at first to name them Fish and Chip I soon realised that it was cruel to the little creature named Fish and would most certainly only result in bullying from the much larger Chip. Really, would you want to be named ‘Human’, or someting of a similar nature?? Clearly not!! So not being able to name my fish Fish how then could my mind not wander but to the ruler of the Oceans; the sword fish of sword fish; the majestic Marlin (ie. MEEEEEEEE in a sort of weird sense). In my logic I decided that the nearly-named Fish did indeed look like a mini version of me; certainly after scaling me down about 100 times and removing the spear-like snout you end up with something that looks just like Mini-me!!
So that you can all see this likeness I’ve inserted two images. Clearly

looks just like:
marlin ie meee

Obviously I did think of naming my fish Mini-me and Nemo but there is just no likeness at all between either Mini-me or Chip and a Clown fish to warrant the name Nemo. Besides, implying that one is the father of the other would just be absurd!!

October 10, 2006

Library…friend or foe?

I used the library for the first time today. Well, properly used it. I got a book out and everything and whilst I was wondering around aimlessly, not really knowing where to look I was wondering to myself whether some people just instinctively know how to use the jungle that is the Library. Is it a gene that I somehow lack?
I was slightly embarassed at being a third year student and still had to ask someone how to use the photocopyer properly :s or how to return an SRC book. I felt stupid and now I wallow in self-pity because I’ve got a cold…

Anyway, I think that one of my fish has been eaten. I can’t seem to find him anywhere and to be realistic there’s not that many places that he could hide. Who ever knew goldfish were carnivores?

May 26, 2006

I'm slowly going mad…

Am I the only one who considers some questions in exams worthy the phrase ‘to kill for’?? You know those questions you can actually answer!! Why is it that they only appear in past exams, and usually last year’s as well so that there is absolutely no chance of them appearing this year??

Why is it that the only topics I consider not worthwhile to revise, because they have never appeared in the past, always show up in the compulsory part of the exam?? Using this logic I’d say that the topics that will turn up in my exam tomorrow will be on auditing, cash flow statements and probably activity based costing. There won’t be anything on absorption costing or ratio analysis now that I have learnt all the 17 equations by heart and know how to apply them.

On a good note though, I have realised that the maths and stats department have a sort of reward scheme. Meaning if you overload on your CATS, which I have done, you can in theory get a 2 (1) without actually performing to a 2 (1) standard. So you see for me to get a 2 (1), as an example, I only in fact need to get an average of 57.3% in my exams. Similarly for me to get a first I only need 66.8%. So it really pays off to do fuck–loads (obviously up to a point) and overload your CATS. It makes me happy, although it was pointed out to me that I should always aim to get a 100%, which I’d say is relatively impossible but none the less I get the point.
So yes, this little 'reward scheme' is why people in the past have got more than 100% as calculated using the Seymour Formula in their exams, sadly not me though.
Anyway, enough of geekyness. Exam tomorrow (eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!!!!!!), have to continue with my revision. (And yes I know that one can say that blogging is not geeky whereas revision is…)

May 25, 2006

18 days and counting

Sitting there on the Piazza eating ice–cream with Mez, Helen and Ros I was watching all the finalists celebrating the fact that they have finished their exams. Alcohol aplenty; champagne, beer, you name it, they were drinking it. Anyway what I want to say is: please have some compassion for those of us who haven’t actually even started our exams yet. Yup, that does include me; I’ve got another 18 days and 6 exams to go!!! Don’t tempt us with wild parties and call us losers when we turn them down. It’s just not fair… sobs quietly I won't even be finished by the time the World Cup starts.

oh well, I’ve got revision to get on with.

May 11, 2006

First the football club then the WORLD!!!!

I just want to say congrats to everyone who got the position they wanted in the football elections yesterday. And while it’s great that so many of the positions were contested it’s certainly never easy to choose between friends. It was never clear cut who was going to win. This is the line up for next year:


2ND TEAM CAPTAIN – little Jen
SOCIAL SECS – Tam and Soph

Despite this being a “young” exec with only 4 people having been on the exec this year, I’m fairly certain that we can work well together.

Obviously I’m pleased to have been elected president. Think that it’s always been expected of me to run for the position, which is probably why no one ran against me yesterday.

PS. Thank you Rich for picking me up yesterday. Don't know what I'd do without you.

PPS. Well done to everyone who got (proper) awards yesterday. Can't think of people who deserve them more than you guys.

March 10, 2006

at least the sun shines in sussex

It’s that time of term again. The dreaded end to a good social life; being able to eat when you feel like it; not having to care about anyone apart from yourself (if you’re single that is). Yup, tomorrow I’m going home…
It also means that I’m edging closer to my birthday. This year I’m turning 22!! Why does that feel so much older than 21?? Before I know it, I’ll be 30, still single and well…I don’t know…something.
But obviously, it’s also time for something I’ve been looking forward to for months now. It’s nearly time for TOUR. On the 20th I’ll be jetting off to Spain, together with other equally as mad people. It’s going to be amazing!!

Have to tidy up my room; parents are coming in a few hours time. Tomorrow they are taking me to Crufts at the NEC. Clearly my idea of heaven!! I would not much rather have a long lie-in, or just relax. Nope, I absolutely love watching dogs run around a ring for a whole day. It's bliss.

So anyway, tomorrow I'm going home. Start working as a dental nurse at 8 o'clock Monday morning. Will be back on Saturday though for football :)

March 09, 2006

nocturnal is the only way to go

Some of you who know me, and some of you who don’t but are on my course, know that I had a huge project due in on linear regression this Thursday of week 10. Thinking I was being organised, and in an attempt to finish the assignment well before time, I actually started this thing about 2 weeks ago. Seeing as the assignment was only given out in week 7, I’d day that this was pretty good going. Yet here I am…
I woke up this evening after a short nap, thinking I was hearing the voices of friends of mine from my course. I could clearly hear Neera say a favourite line of hers: ‘I don’t understand’ followed by Lucy’s and Matt’s laughter. Thinking to myself ‘what the hell are they doing here??!!’ I dragged myself downstairs only to find out that they had only been a figment of my imagination; they were nowhere to be seen. I felt very confused, until I realised that it must be a side effect of a sleep-deprivation I have never felt before. In all honesty I’m surprised I’m still standing, metaphorically speaking. My brain feels as though it's trying to force its way out through my skull, all my muscles ache. Since getting up at quarter past 6 Monday morning I’ve had a total of 8 hours sleep. That means I’ve been awake for 62.5 hours out of a possible 70.5 hours, and I'm still awake. This blog entry is written to commemorate the 3 all-nighters I’ve had in a row. I’ve just handed in my assignment, but unfortunately the buses don’t run after 20 past one on weekdays, so I guess I’m stuck here on campus. The first bus back to Leam is not until 10 to eight, which means that I'll probably be back home by half past. Crap, that means I will have been awake about 66 hours out of possible 74. All I can say is that I’d better get a good mark for this thing; might actually kill someone if I don’t, or break down and cry…one of the two.

March 05, 2006

Facebook – a popularity contest??

It seems as though facebook is the hot new phase to hit Warwick. But what is really the point of facebook, apart from showing everyone how popular you want them to believe you are??

February 25, 2006

a bout of patriotism

I just realised how long ago it was that I actually wrote something on this thing. Reason: I’ve been having a spell of popularity!! Seems as though everyone want a piece of me, be it for birthday parties or just general piss-ups; my phone has been ringing constantly with people trying to convince me to come to socials, join the rifle society, get drunk at a 21st birthday party, etc and it simply leaves me no time to write on my favourite blog.

I have also been very patriotic (for once) while watching the Winter Olympics. I believe that my housemates are getting quite annoyed at my native country’s recent success, having ranked up a massive 13 medals of 6 golds, 2 silvers and 5 bronzes (with another gold up for grabs tomorrow in the men’s icehockey final against arch-rivals Finland…soooo exciting!!!) compared to England’s 1 silver. Even Australia has outdone England with a gold and a bronze so far.

So anyway, tomorrow I’ll bunk myself up in front of the TV because (apparently) they’re showing Sweden vs Finland in ice hockey at 12.50. As I said, it’s very exciting!!! Two neighbouring countries battling it out…can’t wait!!!!

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