September 29, 2006

Shoes Shoes Shoes….

I HATE shopping…..
no really I do

and Im not just saying that because I’m male…

I spent several hours (well I don’t know, maybe only 1.5-2) looking around coventry for some shoes..

I don’t ask for much, I’m not particularly bothered about ‘fashion’, something that is neutral-ish, isn’t so heavy that it feels like it was made out of lead, and a good hard wearing sole that won’t fall apart in 5 minutes.

I wouldn’t have thought that was much to ask…
Clarks on the other hand think differently..
they seem to think that £80, yes £80 is a ‘reasonable’ cost.

I then went around other shops, and discovered loads of shoes that were either too expensive, or had a very flimsy sole… or both
You may think I am going a bit OTT on the strength of the sole.. however the last pair I bough had a flimsy sole.. I thought at £20 they wouldnt be that bad.. this is what has happened to them:

the failed shoe

hmm…

I did eventually find a pair, but ofcourse as soon as you do, you then feel like “hmm I’ve spent so long looking for shoes.. am I sure I want to ‘make do’ with these?..” just because it suddenly seemed ‘easy’, you are now feeling highly suspicious…

I think next time I will go into Birmingham or similar.. hopefully that won’t be for a long-long-time…


September 11, 2006

The fun of Mathematics…

Writing about For the mathematicians from Northerner-in-Exile

Im mainly blogging this because I’m not above shamelessly stealing ideas, but also because I want to ask the question..

Mathematicians have many many in-jokes (or Maths-jokes as we like to call them), such as this video, but how many other departments have such jokes that are totally incomprehensible to outsiders?...

do you hear small groups of people giggling about Brownian motion or perhaps mozarts blunders?... or whatever, either way I cant think of any time I have heard another departmental ‘in-joke’ that I couldnt decipher (and I don’t mean that in a “I’m so clever” kinda way, more that the joke was “generic-enough” for me)

it makes me wonder about our department sometimes… and then I think everyone should study maths and that will solve the worlds problems :)


August 24, 2006

a round up…

I don’t seem to have said much about my life in a while now, so Ill try and summarise the last few weeks or so…

a few weeks ago I went on a trip to Tunisia with a few friends (and a few I had never met before) that was fun, and very eventful.

Highlights include:

-camels
-desert dunes
-and Harrisa(sp?).. a strange source that is hot enough to be used as rocket fuel.

still I came back.. survived.. and feel I have learnt much more about Islam, arab and Tunisian culture.

last week (well 19-23th Aug) I have been at Momentum

This was cool for many reasons
-Got closer to God
-Got to know more people at my church… and became closer friends with them
-Got to have a nice long talk (along the lines of 9.30-11.30pm ish) talk with my Vicar about various things, including Ordination (that is: becoming a Vicar)

as I listed that as a cool thing you can guess it went kinda well, although for fairly obvious reasons nothing like that will happen whilst I am still studying for my degree (and yes I still intend to go for an MMath).
Anyway more talks/me badgering him will occur when I get back to Coventry, so hopefully I can plan out (well nearly plan, as with God-stuff he always seems to have his own plan which is, simply, better) the next few years etc.

hmm I think that brings us up to date, there is possibly older stuff I have missed out, but then Im sure I have personally told human friends about that already so I wont bother repeating myself…too much.


July 17, 2006

hmm… somebody left the toaster on….

.. or something…

I haven’t manage to see anything about it on any news site so far, but the flames are reaching upto half of the cooling towers

fire!

(though I reckon its 5 miles further out than them.. this makes it somewhere between south derbyshire and south nottinghamshire (south of Derby, same level as willington if anyone knows the area…))

not much to say excpet… oops
I do hope it isn’t anything majorly important… but no one on the internet seems to know anything yet… oh well…

[oh I reckon it started 9ish..]


July 01, 2006

Do you love penalty shoot–outs?

..If the answer to that is yes, then either you're Portugese (or other non–British), or deserve to be shot…

in a nice loving Christian way ;)

Well Lampard didn't let me down, I thought it was impossible for him to score for England, and true to form.. he missed.

But seriously I reckon the formation was hopeless, what was Sven playing at?

hmm I should probably stop talking about Footy now given my limited knowledge… but since I'm miles and miles away from my nearest friend to rant at about this, I thought I would here…


June 03, 2006

again I get bored…

I was bored, wanted to blog.. so used one of those silly quizes…

with this one I had to pick a picture I liked the most, and then it said what I was like… the thing is I was drawn between these two pictures…


Your Personality Profile

You are sexy, powerful, and bold.

You’re full of passion and energy…

Sometimes this passion has a dark side.



You feel most alive when you’re seducing someone.

You never fail to get someone’s attention.

Quick minded, you’re also quick to lose your temper!
Your Personality Profile

You are elegant, withdrawn, and brilliant.

Your mind is a weapon, able to solve any puzzle.

You are also great at poking holes in arguments and common beliefs.



For you, comfort and calm are very important.

You tend to thrive on your own and shrug off most affection.

You prefer to protect your emotions and stay strong.


Not sure which of the descriptions I prefer the most/least dislike… oh well who pays attention to these things anyway :P


another shamelessly copied quiz from Dr Dave's Blog…

Writing about That's reassuring….. from Dr. Dave's blog

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

Well a least if I'm not supposed to be doing Maths for my degree, I know I can do it up to 8th Grade!
go me... :)


May 24, 2006

am I doing the wrong degree?

Writing about Good and bad news….. from Dr. Dave's blog

Ive seen this go around a few blogs (well Dr Dave's first, so I thought I'd give him the credit), and wondered what it would say about me…

All things considered, it does make a lot of sence, it would explain why I like having random philsophical conversations, and why I am interested in theology and similar things… But surely Maths should be higher than that… and what is Linguistics doing???

hmm maybe this means I am doing entirely the wrong course.. or maybe it means you shouldnt trust what you find on the internet…

You scored as Philosophy. You should be a Philosophy major! Like the Philosopher, you are contemplative and you enjoy thinking about the purpose for humanity's existence.

Engineering

100%

Philosophy

100%

Art

100%

Journalism

100%

Anthropology

100%

Psychology

100%

Sociology

92%

Mathematics

92%

Theater

83%

Dance

75%

Linguistics

75%

English

75%

Chemistry

67%

Biology

67%

What is your Perfect Major? (PLEASE RATE ME!!<3)
created with QuizFarm.com


May 23, 2006

dullest Blog…

…and here was me thinking myblog was dull… but at least I try (sometimes)...

I just read the Dullest Blog in the World and frankly I'm stunned.

So why the hell does that… aberration get sooo pages of comments? Does anyone understand? The blog is a travesty. Its continued existence is an indictment against the servers which store it, the people who popularise it, the writer who produces it and the blogging community as a whole.

I shall now leave to vomit in my bin. Next, I shall use my mouse to move the cursor on my screen to… ARGHH I'M DOING IT NOW! I'm infected! Noooooooooooooooooo

[dives out of a window]

[pulls his broken body back in to press the 'Publish' button]


May 09, 2006

WOW Mathsoc are doing something….

If anyone has ever heard of this strange creature before you will know them as the group of people that gets nearly all of the first–years to join, and then almost no–one else in other years due in no small part to the fact that they don't do anything….
Ok so that's a bit harsh, but I think when a certain lecturer said to them last year "sorry do you still exist?" it shows the amount of impact they have.

Still, they have finally realised that having MORSE people on the exec, socials that no–one turns up to and revision guides that are out of date, is not sufficient… so..
[drum–roll please]

They are going to do some MATHS.
[the sound of joy can be heard in the distance]

Yes that's right our glorious president has decided to allow the setting up of a Maths–discussion group were special people can go and look at things like algebraic topology and fractal millipedes (well maybe) and all sorts of other pretty & pure mathematics…

Hmm

To say this is a niche group (even within the Maths Department), is an understatement, but then at least the group they're targeting might actually show up.
oh and as a final resort, they are planning on bribing members to turn up to the next social with free alcohol…

I think this may end up attracting two completely different groups of people, but then at least they're trying. After all it may even become a 'proper' society soon, thanks to the addition of HOODIES.

Yes that's right, you know your society isn't official until members get thrown out of certain shopping arcades :p


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