January 27, 2007

But on the plus side…

.. Warwick Accomodation seem to have redeemed themselves…

As I sat earlier today in my westwood room overlooking the tennis courts, I began to realise that actually, although my landlord is still incompetant, and unintelligable, having the house through Warwick accomodation is quite handy.

Seriously, if I wasn’t renting through PLU then the same thing could have happened.. and then I would just have to live with it. As it is, I get a room on campus that is closer to westwood church (being in westwood campus), so making my walk tomorrow morning much shorter.

then again… it would have been nicer to not get evicted from your house mid-term on the weekend before an assignment is due in…

thinking of which I should probably do that now.

January 26, 2007

I hate my landlord

thanks to his inability to not suck…
untill Wednesday I will not have any central heating…
moreover.. there will be workmen ripping up carpets, making holes in the walls, replacing pipes, radiators and a boiler…

If it was broken, I would almost be ok, if we had early warning, maybe… but its not broken it works fine, and we only had a phone call a few minutes ago.

The result is we are effectively evicted from the house whilst the work happens. We phoned up accomodation, who said
“er.. I didn’t think it would be that big…”
“well I can give you some rooms on campus for the weekend, but after that I’m not sure”


December 27, 2006

Legal Disclaimers

Writing about web page http://www.derbyshireguide.co.uk

Earlier today this disclaimer was brought to my attention:

[ here left hand side]

“This information is provided to the best of our knowledge. We have collected and collated it in good faith but we are not responsible for its accuracy and anyone intending to make use of this information is advised to check it out.

Well that’s the legal stuff sorted.

Should you decline to comply with this warning, a leather winged demon of the night will soar from the deep malevolent caverns of the white peak into the shadowy moonlit sky and, with a thirst for blood on its salivating fangs, search the very threads of time for the throbbing of your heartbeat. Just thought you’d want to know that.”

December 19, 2006


Christmass is here, I have arrived (again) in Tutbury, and will stay till new years.
The christmass tree is up and semi-decorated, and I have nearly thought about buying presents (give it a few more days).

Anyway, I can now sit back and ponder over the success of last term. I know most people in Westwood(church) are dissapointed at the canceling of ‘engage’, however to be honest I was very much happy when I heard the news.. it took me quite a while to stop rejoicing…

Focus this term has come up to full strength.. well more in some ways, but still overall lacking due to the previous years. I’m not entirely sure what the reason is, I’d like to consider it is some combination of:
-prayer (specifically the several hours worth I managed to get people from westwood to do near the begining of term), but also the continued support
-God giving us many oppurtunities (and answering prayers)
-Us (the exec) noticing the oppurtunities and then actually doing something.

The exec has been very motivated and active this year, and I am very gratefull to all the efforts…

One other success story society wise was Mathsoc, (now WMS). ALthough I left the exec before any real action occured, this was mainly down to lack of spare time, and I’m very pleased to see the current exec actually getting some kind of action out of it..

Anyway I should probably go and have tea now,

Merry Christmass everyone

December 14, 2006

of to the woods…

..infact a very specific wood, a wood commonly called ‘Dave’. He is so called mainly due to the fact that his name is in fact ‘Dave Wood’.

Anyway, on Thursday of week10, there was a Differentiation Lecture for first years, given by the said wood.
For some reason, one night in the bar after focus, we had an idea to ‘turn up to his lecture and create chaos’.
Unfortunately the others where far to shy, and so although 2 other 3rd Years turned up, they really didnt make much of an impact.

In order to try and bring some life, I decided to follow the adivice in the previous blog(ish).
I turned up 12min late, walked in the back, stomped down the stairs, then walked along the front (to grab Dave’s attention), and then up a few rows on the other side to sit down..
Dave: “didn’t you do this course like, 2 years ago?”
me: “I just thought I’d have a recap”
Dave: “strange boy”
laughter ensued…

Unfortunatly not to the same extent as in Measure theory (by a long way), but enough to get Bells and Christelle(sp?) to laugh… so I felt my work was done.

To my shame I actually have avoided differential equations for hte past 2 years, (since my shocking result in what was then DiffB) and so wasn’t able to point out many mistakes…
(though we did get the missing out a half in Taylors theorem)...

I fel this was a nice 2nd to last lecture to leave term on… Measure theory later that day was spent looking through Chris’s Magic Decks (a CCG, i.e. card game… for those that care) and friday was spent in Bed as I felt quite exhausted after our last focus event of the term.

Now I have finally left Coventry… and will remain in Tutbury for the next 30 hourse (ish), hmm don’t you just love the restful nature of holidays?

November 08, 2006

how to stop a lecture in 4 easy steps

1) notice you can’t read the boards in MS02 on right hand side
2) get up, walk to the back of the room, walk across and then walk down towards lecturer on right hand side
3) at all times ‘stomp’, whilst allowing tension in air to build
4) when you get to the bottom, continue staring at lecturer for as long as possible, then suddenly turn of and sit down and re-comence writing notes

This should result in laughter from most of the room, and then the lecturer will then chuckle to himself gently, be unable to continue lecturing so will say
“ok, 10 min break”

well it worked in Measure Theory.

Focus Weekend away…

ok so this is more publicity seeking, but hey.

End of Week 8, Christian Focus is having a weekend trip to Bedford.. there will be musical paving slabs and everything!!!
good beds, good food, God company, and all this for only £24...
we hope to get the price down some more though…

On other news I feel incredibly sleepy, hmm must do something about that soon.

October 27, 2006

JAW–Justice And Worship

Writing about web page /bigdress/entry/justice_and_worship/

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Just incase anyone had missed this… SPEAK is holding a Justice and Worship event in the Chaplaincy from 7.30 onwards (saturday 28th)... everyone should come.. there will be music (via Band), workshops, and CAKE!

and yes I am just blogging this so my blog count goes up slightly…

October 14, 2006

Sorry, he's still here…

Follow-up to It has begun….. from Tim's Blog

I returned to James’ (/squeakys) house recently and discovered a Will…


..and doing something rather odd with his nose…

hmm apparently he will leave on Sunday though…

October 13, 2006

It has begun…..

... well ok so term has been going for 2 weeks now, but still

Colin Rourke is back in his short-shorts lecturing Topology, Measuer Theory is fun (honetly, its just a case of being pedantic over obvious things..), and generally term is looking good.

Anne Findley (Vicar’s wife) has agreed with me when MarkA told me I was wrong (well technically she just came to the same conclusion indepentantly, but still), and Will has finally left for Reading (no really, it’s finally happened).

On other news…

Mathsoc (or WMS as they like to be called) have decided to re-instate MathsCafe without me.
Im not too bothered on the grounds they asked my permition first, I may even turn up to it again, only this time I don’t have to do any of the logistics.. so that makes it much much easier.

You could be fooled into thinking that meant everything was going well… and you might be close to the truth…
Focus has managed to have a nice number of freshers to the last few events (although we can’t really say anything definite untill the end of term), and CU seem to be behaving.
Also Speak nearly got organised, but in a clerical error, they let me organise a talk on ‘faith-sharing’... this shoudl be ‘interesting’ as its meant to be different to Evangelism.. technically, all they mean is a different type, moving away from the bad name that has been given to evangelism by all the people who have done it badly.. very badly…

hmm it sounds like things are going well.. but then in all honesty if they were horrible at this point in the term I would have problems.
Still it wont be long till we’ll hear people saying “only X weeks till end of term”...

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