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Friday, January 27, 2006

I went out with a couple of my best mates last night, and I had 3 Vodka Red Bulls and 3 pints of lager... And I woke up absolutely fine this morning.

Is my student-hardened liver telling me I should drink more? I think so, so I do believe I might have to increase the alcohol-to-liquid ratio. ;)

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Well, that's that exam done... Time for some home-time


That's how my last exam was :/ I don't think I did too well in it, but nevermind. I'll probably just have to retake it in the summer, big deal.

Back home now, though! Woo! I just had the beastiest lie-in - finally got out of bed at 2:20pm. How gorgeous is that. And now I get to see a long-time buddy from school who's back from Cyprus for a week (he works in Cyprus)... And my best friend Helen too! How gorgeous is THAT, too :D

Roll on ten days of doing nothingness. Lovely.

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Wooo! The tension.

Exciting stuff, handing in work before a 2pm deadline. Especially the half of the other University students all have the same idea.

Managed to get my work in with less than a minute to spare before the cutoff! Feel that adrenaline... I have nothing now until my exams next week, time to (finally) get drunk!



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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Four Fire Engine Fire Alarm and other assorted miscellanea

So, quiet day today, I'm halfway through a week of coursework hand-ins and examinations... Joy.

Having returned home from Uni today, I was on the phone to my Dad when the unmistakeable "UUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRHHHHHHHHHH! UUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRH!" (my impression of the fire alarm) could be heard... Great. Traipse downstairs again, hang around outside whilst the fire engines turn up and the whole building is checked to see what triggered the alarm.

I think it was someone smoking directly under the heat sensor in their room. Clever stuff. However, wasn't I surprised when not one, not two, not three but FOUR! fire engines turned up... Had to take a few pictures, including this panorama:

Drama indeed! A drama panorama indeed. Ho ho ho. I have some pictures from the past times the fire alarm's gone off, including some quite funny ones with drunk people :D I'll have to make a small gallery I think.

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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Grumble, back to Uni again

The new term begins tomrrow. I'd just gotten comfortable with living in my own room at home again :(

I have exams in the second week back too, oh joy of joys. They're on Signals & Sounds too - and I'm so going to fail that module.

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Sunday, January 01, 2006

My summary of this Christmas

What have I been up to of recent? All sorts. Been working tons over xmas, then I find out that the bastards at Inland Revenue have been taxing me (even though I'm a student and earn wayyyyyy under the £4,875 (or thereabouts) upper limit for tax-free earnings, so I had to sort all that out. In the meantime, besides from working, I've pretty much been doing nothing at all - not so much out of choice as much as I have nothing else to do. I hid away over Christmas because I hate Christmas, all its forced jollity and all that bollocks. I was really antisocial, in a nutshell. Spent yesterday night in London (New Year's Eve) with 3 friends, that was good fun (I headed down on the train right after I finished work, on a real spur of the moment thing, nothing planned at all) - we got to stand in Westminster Square to watch Big Ben tick over to midnight, and we all had people singing songs. That was pretty amazing. The atmosphere was electric, and even though I didn't properly get to see the incredible fireworks display (I saw bits of it through gaps in the buildings and on the big screens they had positioned around various parts of London), it was the atmosphere which really made it. I missed the Jools Holland Annual Hootenanny, I've watched that for a few years now without fail. Was also disappointed that not many people sang Auld Lang Syne once midnight came!

This week, I'm going back to Uni (I'm at UCE in Birmingham studying B.Sc (Hons) Music Technology to give it its proper name in case anybody's forgotten), sorta looking forward to it but then again I'm back in my comfort zone here at home, so who knows what I'm thinking really - least of all me. Got a hard slog of a year ahead of me, and part of me's not looking forward to it. All smiles and laughter for the parents though, because they're helping to pay for the course and I don't want to let em down or make em feel like I'm not grateful or I'm not enjoying myself at all. I am, just I have my reservations like anybody else would I suppose.


Currently alone in the house, the rest of the family went away on the 30th to see family friends... I had to stay at home to work new year's eve, so that was out of the question. Currently debating whether to go and try and make something to eat (my heart's not really in it, even though I'm starting to feel hungry) or just go fuck that and head off to bed. Nobody's back until late tomorrow, so it's just me and the cat, and the cat's being an antisocial bastard too like he always is.

Bosh, and that's my insight into my mindset at this very moment.

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