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October 16, 2005

alcoholic, me??

Imagine my horror when I walk into the lounge of my new house in lovely Leam (ok I might be exaggerating a tiny bit…) and read on the blackboard “Who is going to be the 1st one to throw up in the vom loo??”. Now that doesn’t sound too bad until you continued reading; underneath were listed all our names along with the odds of each and every one of us actually throwing up. Not mentioning any names (RICHARD) but someone (RICH) had put the odds on it being me at 2 to 1. It didn’t exactly help either that Alex’s mum (a housemate of mine, not the mum, but Alex) saw the damn thing and casually asked whether I can’t keep my drinks down, at which time (of course) I just happened to walk through the lounge on my way to the kitchen in my pyjamas feeling really ill, and more to the point, looking really rough due to the fresher’s flu.
Anyway, obviously appalled by this slandering, who wouldn’t be? I then decided to prove them (him) wrong. And so I did… Was I the first one to throw up?? Oh no, RICHARD got that honour and did at the same time also manage to break the toilet seat. To be fair, the odds of Richard throwing up was 3 to 1 but that still doesn’t quite make up for the fact that I was actually really mortified about people thinking that I could not handle my drink. Because I can, I just happen to sometimes not realise just how much I actually drink.
Until it hits me… which is usually when I wake up in the toilets because someone is banging on the door. Or when my friends have to wheel me back in a shopping trolley from tesco (something they nearly got fined for because we weren’t technically allowed to take them) just because I had felt that going shopping at midnight on a Friday was the best thing ever. It would be normally; no people; nice and quiet, but not after having basically downed ¾ of a bottle of absolut vodka. Now I guess you’re asking yourself: “Why the hell would you ever do that??” And I do not blame you. It was a really stupid thing to do, but at the time it was something that I really needed to do for reasons I’m not exactly going to go into now.
So anyway, I guess the reason why I was really appalled by the whole 2 to 1 odds were that they were completely justified. I may have proved Richard wrong on this account by not being the first one to throw up but last year must have been a very good year for the union just due the amount of money I poured into the place most nights of the week. However, in my defence I will say that I didn’t throw up nearly as much as is being implemented by my stories or the odds put up on the blackboard. The odds were so bad (or good whichever way you want to think of it) due to the fact that I can drink a lot of alcohol, or at least could, and would do so most nights of the week.

And so it is

And so it is. Just like you said it would be, life go easy on me..most of the time. And so it is, the shorter story.. think I'm going to stop it there actually, even though I do love that song. But I just did it to get you're attention really.
This is my first message to the world. And of course it is going to be great because I'm in that sort of mood, writing mood I think most people would call it. But me, I call it a depressed mood. So yes even maths students get those moods when you think too much and when you feel like nothing is going your way.
Played football today. no.. correction!! People played football today, I was just faffing around with a ball and couldn't seem to catch anything. Like the bloody thing had grease on it or something. I was always in the wrong place at the right time and that's not a good thing when you're a goalie playing for the first team. Need I say that we lost?? So when I started getting kicked around by the other team I just felt like I couldn't take it any more…usually a few injuries wouldn't keep me off the pitch, but today I just felt like nothing could keep me on the thing. Besides the team did soooooo much better after I got off anyway so I feel like they shouldn't have any hard feelings about it.
Got a competition coming up at the weekend, the European Cup in Taekwon-Do. I'm sort of looking forward to it now as it means that i get to kick other people around for a bit (which would be a change for once). It's great for getting rid of frustration, which I definitely have a lot of now. So for anyone who wants to come down and watch some fighting..Sunday in Crawley, see you there. Should be some good fights. The English team will be there and the Poles are bringing like 200 people or something. The Poles are definitely the best fighters in the whole of Europe, in Taekwon-Do that is. Myself, I'm hoping to get a few medals out of it, to reclaim my place in the English team. Something my chronic tonsillitis prevented last year, which meant I missed out of the World Championships. So for you footie girls reading wasn't just the tour to Prague I missed out on!!
So now I'm going to stop because I don't feel the need to write any more. I've got some stuff off my chest but definitely not all so watch this space ;)

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