Work & Moustache

So, Tuesday I stated work on another assignment. Programming labs are always fun on a Tuesday. Maths was fine, so another day of understanding.

In the evening Lauren and I went climbing, managed a few walls that I had failed on before, which is always good. Also managed to do “the chimney” (basically a circular wall in the ceiling) successfully. Very happy with that.

After climbing, ventured over to Comedy Night with Sophie, Lauren, Hugh, Ben, Julie, Ed and Mark. The comedians were very funny as always.

Today, just had Digital Electronics, basically telling what I already know which makes it easier to understand. Next it’s Circuit theory, to avoid being bewildered I’ve just done some re-cap of last weeks stuff, hopefully I’ll be OK.

This afternoon is Channies for early dinner then me and Josh have a work session before I watch Heroes this evening. All good.

  • Happiness: 7/10
  • Workload: 7/10
  • Last meal: Cereal!
  • Thought for the day: The lower 48 (clue: to do with America)
  • Lovely Monday

    Had a good day today. Actually understood most of my lectures this morning, which is a bonus. Got plenty of work done, but never fear, still loads more to do…

    Quiet night in doing work and watching Top Gear and Stephen Fry in America. All in all, a very lovely day. Long may it continue…

  • Happiness: 7/10
  • Workload: 7/10
  • Last meal: Leftovers! (Thanks Mum!)
  • Thought for the day: The lower 48 (Graeme will know what I’m talking about)
  • Them that I know

    What a fun afternoon. Can I just say a quick thank you to all of you for making the effort to visit me today. I had a great time (despite the condoms and mugs!) especially the wonderful meal, thanks mum!

    Cathedral (1) Cathedral (2)

    Unfortunately, they didn’t come out very well. But still, good to see everyone together.

    This week:

    1. Tuesday – Climbing & Comedy Night
    2. Friday – Foam Party!
  • Happiness: 7/10
  • Workload: 7/10
  • Last meal: Massive meal (I think it was 5 courses in the end)
  • Thought for the day: 83,000 convicts in prisons (I was listening!)
  • London Calling

    Sorry about the long gap between posts. I’m writing this now so that later when I meet everyone and they say “you haven’t posted on your blog since tuesday” I can say “you mean, you haven’t read the lastest one?” So there you go.

    Anyway. My week. Yes. It’s been alright. Me and Josh went swimming on Wednesday, what can I say, I’m sure your all familiar with the whole swimming thing.

    Maths test on Thursday was very depressing. I had done plenty of revision, but certain elements of the test just proved to be awkward. Good to see Maths tests returning to what they used to be, painful!

    Also on Thursday I had a test in Labs, however that went a bit better as it was very easy. So overall a balanced day at the very least.

    Friday. This week our Programming lectures were rejigged so both were on Friday. That was good news for me and I’m finding the programming very interesting at the moment, and this week was no exception. Friday afternoon labs were learning how to use a pillar drill. I thought this would be a fun excercise that I had been looking forward to. It turns out it wasn’t as much fun as I had hoped.

    That brings us to Friday night. Helped Stage Crew in Rubix for the Austin Powered themed night. That was good fun, especially seeing the actual Mini Me from the movies!

    Saturday I managed to get a bit more sleep than I wanted, resulting in me being an hour late getting into London to watch the new James Bond with an old school friend.

    In the evening I was treated to Pizza Express with Mum, Dad, James, Eileen, Victoria and Sarah. Always great to catch up. Needless to say that lots of Heroes and James Bond was discussed.

    Anyway got to go, your all arriving…


      On Monday I managed to make my very first lasagne with the help of Becky:

    Lasagne (1)

    MMMM… Tasty.

    Lasagne (2)

    My first portion!

    Enough there to last me about 3 days, so I’ve had Lasagne the last 2 days.

    Apart from the lasagne, I went climbing today. The usual fun and enjoyment ensued.

    The lectures are starting to get harder, the 2 I had on Monday morning were very difficult. If anyone knows anything about charges in electric and magnetic fields, I’m all ears. As for Effective Isotropic Radiated Power and the Friis Free-Space formula, your guess is as good as mine.

  • Happiness: 7/10
  • Workload: 6/10
  • Last meal: Lasagne! (weren’t you paying attention)
  • Thought for the day: Hoping for a straight-forward maths test on Thursday (famous last words…)
  • What’s That Coming Over The Hill?

    Another good week has come to an end. Plenty of work this week, but managed to have a good week none the less. On Friday me, Mariana, Lauren and Hugh went to the fireworks display the uni held. Good fun, especially the long queue for the burger van!

    On Saturday I spent the whole day with stage crew setting up for The Automatic gig that night. I ended up persuading them to let me do video for the gig. Me and Ed set up cameras and plasmas and managed to do live mixing between us. One of us was in the pit with the video camera, while the other mixed the video out live to the screens around the venue. It was fantastic fun and great experience to do the whole thing from start to finish. Now I know how to do it well enough that I could comfortably volunteer to do video for the next big gig.

    Today I slept. Had a house visit to Tesco and tried to steal a trolley (we failed!)

    Trolley (2)

    Coming up this week:

    1. Monday – Lasagne
    2. Tuesday – Climbing
    3. Wednesday – Swimming
    4. Thursday – Maths Test
    5. Friday – Gig in Rubix
    6. Saturday – In London
    7. Sunday – Parish Outing

    If you want to visit Mum is organising a trip on Sunday, email her for details (because I have no idea what’s going on!)

  • Happiness: 7/10
  • Workload: 6/10
  • Last meal: Spag Bol
  • Thought for the day: Don’t try to steal trolley’s from Tesco’s!
  • Fire and Laughs

    Having a good week so far. Last night I attempted to grill sausages. I say attempted because there were flames. Don’t worry mum, I’m not injured (nor is anyone else for that matter), just a small fire. All was well, except the sausages and the grill which then had to be safety checked before we could use it again.

    After the minor fire, went out to comedy night and had a great laugh. Love comedy night.

    Sorry this is a bit short and probably not any good, but its 1am and I want to sleep.

  • Happiness: 7/10
  • Workload: 7/10
  • Last meal: Tuna pasta
  • Thought for the day: If you understand the concept of quantum mechanics, then you haven’t thought about it enough.