We Are Family

Where was I… I’ve completely lost my train of thought. Either way, its great to see my sis again!

Friday evening we had a good night in. Watched some Jeff Dunham and the 198th episode of “Never Mind the Buzzcocks”.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Speak to you soon (except you Bex, I’ll speak to you now!)

T’ North

Wey Hey! The weekend is upon us. And that means seeing my Sister!

Thursday I had another night in, watching Heroes. Yesterday I had the 4 epic hours of lectures in the morning, not that great but could have been a lot worse. No surprises there.

In the afternoon it was time for the last lab session before Christmas! It actually went very, very well, which shows from the fact that not only did they let me go an hour early, but I also got the highest marks possible, ASS, which is an A for preparation, and two ‘S’ scores for the experiment (S is one above an A). Score breakdown:

30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
E D C B A S

However, I also got a C in the latest Math’s test, so it pretty much evens out.

I’ve got other things to tell you about, but they’ll have to wait. I’ve got a party to go to…

PS In the mean time check out the new “Get Updates Via Email” link on the right, its awesome!

  • Happiness: 8/10
  • Workload: 5/10
  • Last meal: Chicken for dinner
  • Thought for the day: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECKY!!
  • No, Bernie, NO!

    I’m thinking that, while university life is cool and all that, you may also be interested in knowing what I’m thinking about in terms of news I’ve heard and songs I’m listening to (for example). I may be wrong, and please, please tell me if I am, but I’m going to give it a go.

    So it turns out that F1 boss plans scoring revolution. While this does initially sound like a good idea, will it mean that in the future the championship will be as close as it was this year (when it came down to the last corner!!!)? Will the season be decided several races before the last race? And what about the smaller teams, how will they be differentiated?

    I think a better idea would be to give the winner of a race more than 2 points more than 2nd. Maybe they should get 14 points instead of 10? I think something needs to be done, but it shouldn’t sacrifice the battle between the lesser teams.

    And for those of you who are interested in what I’ve been up to: Finished my work today, took a long time, but me and Josh got there in the end. Lectures went well, all is good in the world. Just got to get through labs now… Bring on the weekend is all I can say!

  • Happiness: 8/10
  • Workload: 6/10
  • Last meal: Very tasty Thai Green Curry (but with korma instead of Thai green curry, basically just chicken korma with lime juice)
  • Thought for the day: You found me, you found me, lying on the floor…
  • You Found Me

    The usual recovering on Saturday happened. The usual trip to Tesco on Sunday and a bit of climbing (well 3.5 hours). A bit of work too.

    Had a bit of a tough week so far. I have some work due in on Thursday that is very hard and taking a lot longer than I hoped it would. As a result, it looks like I won’t be able to do any stage crew this week (not very happy about that at all). However, I am still doing OK in lectures, not as good as last week, but not brain-dead yet.

    I managed to finish a Programming assignment today, a whole week early, which should free up some time next week. Went climbing for an hour today, managed a hard wall which I’m chuffed about, it was worth taking an hour out of work time to go.

    Over the last two days I have been listening to a new song out by The Fray called You Found Me. It’s a fantastic song and I recommend all of you to give 4 minutes to listen to it:

    Tell me what you think in the comments.

    • Happiness: 7/10
    • Workload: 7/10
    • Last meal: Stir fry (with FREE NOODLES!!)
    • Thought for the day: On the corner of first and Amistad…

    FOAM!!!

    What can I say? I actually enjoyed labs this week. I also understood all of the lectures on Friday, which is a first. Also managed to finish my report due in on Monday.

    After labs on Friday I helped Stage Crew with setting up for the foam party. OMG! It was intense! Soo coool! Epic proportions of foam bellow onto the dance floor. I was once again at the lights so I took the liberty of putting sirens on whenever the foam came on. I also used the strobe lights to great effect. It was a great way to end an otherwise good (but worky) week. The music was great, which meant I got some brilliant lighting going on (so much easier when you know the songs). One of my favourite bits of the night was using the strobes to Chelsea Dagger (The Fratellis – who I’m going to see live next month). It was also great because from the lampy booth you can see all the people on the dance floor pushing and shoving to get to the foam. I’ve never seen the dance floor so packed!

    The first two pictures show the ‘small’ foam machine. The last picture try’s to show the big one (which is 4 times the size of the small one). So funny to see people disappear under a wave a foam for 20 seconds.

    Foam (1) Foam (2) Foam (3)

    Whose ever idea it was to pump thousands of litres of foam onto a packed dance floor full of drunk students deserves a medal!

  • Happiness: 8/10
  • Workload: 7/10
  • Last meal: Cereal! (Its back!)
  • Thought for the day: Berries and cream!
  • Burgers (& More Work)

    Circuit theory went well yesterday, continuing my good luck this week. Managed to make another dent in my Coursework yesterday and today.

    Josh and I went to Channies (the student’s union bar and restaurant) for dinner, who can say no to a chicken burger?

    More work after Channies, then Heroes.

    Labs this afternoon, most probably will be agony (as usual) so looking forward to that … being over.

  • Happiness: 7/10
  • Workload: 7/10
  • Last meal: Spaghetti Hoops on Toast (now there’s a student lunch!)
  • Thought for the day: Effective Isotropic Radiated Power!