Gotta Get Dat

That was amazing! The last few days have been exceptionally manic, but in return I have had a brilliant time, met some new friends and partied hard! For the last 3 days of term the Students Union put on a show every night. For me as a member of crew that means a lot of work, little sleep and lots of dancing and drinking. This is true.

I’m going to try and cover these few days in detail when I’ve actually got a brain that functions, so for now I’ll tell you how the last night happened.

The union (Rubix) had Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe playing. I’d heard things about him before, but never seen him live. He was fantastic. He is so comfortable with the beats and knows how to create energy.

For Friday I was actually Stage Crewing, but I managed to take plenty of breaks as well. Once doors opened we had a band on stage, Geneva. Geneva are a covers band and played some classics such as Mr Brightside and Song 2. For this part I was operating the pit camera. I usually love operating the pit cam and last night was no exception. However, because the band started playing at 10:30pm, there was no-one in Rubix. We had to fill the dance floor with a dozen staff so the band weren’t playing to no-one.

After the band had played we had to changeover the stage to Zane Lowe’s DJ rig. This took about 20 minutes. The final part of the night was 3D disco. This basically consisted of 2 geeks on stage playing rubbish songs while they showed really boring ‘3D’ clips on the projectors and plasmas around the union. Before they came on we had to hand out 3D glasses to people, which was good fun.

Rest assured this is only the briefest of explanations of what’s been going on in the last week, but it’s taken me long enough to write this much so I’ll try my hand at more later…

  • Happiness: 8/10
  • Tiredness: 6/10 (despite only having 5 hours sleep in the last 65 hours)
  • Last meal: Cheesy chips!
  • Song of the day: Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
  • Thought for the day: When will it hit me that I’m leaving?!

What do you know

Rubix last night was great fun. Went out with the usual lot, the music was good. They played some really great songs and I didn’t have any problems with loosing people which makes a change.

At one point I appeared to be dancing with a girl behind me, we were both enjoying ourselves so all was good. A bit of alcohol always makes a night out easier to handle, and last might was a class example of this fact. Towards the end of the night they played some really cheesy songs which me, Julie & Pete had no shame in dancing to!

Today I watched the qualifying for tomorrow’s Monaco grand prix, where did Button come from! Other than that I did a spot of bouldering with Phil which my arms are now regretting, but I think they’ll forgive me. For the rest of the day I’ve been wearing my planning hat trying to get things organized for the military operation which is now my summer.

  • Happiness: 8/10
  • Tiredness: 2/10
  • Last meal: Cheese on toast
  • Song of the day: Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
  • Thought for the day: Life is smiling on me

Relax, Don’t Do It

Hello again. Still having fun here in sunny Guildford. In fact, it was so sunny today I think I uttered the words “it’s too hot”, woops I’ve jinxed it now…

Thursday was a relaxing day. Got a few things done (like shopping), but otherwise it was just lounging around. I made a mean lasagne in the evening, which I had leftovers of today. Otherwise I’ve been catching up on sleep and loving not worrying about work.

Today I went ice skating with Josh, Josh’s girlfriend Jess & sister Iola (not sure if that’s actually how you spell her name). It was great fun. Iola has been doing figure skating lessons so could skate really well. We were playing ‘tag’ on the ice for a while and Iola gave me a real run for my money. Don’t think I’ve ever skated that fast before!

This afternoon/evening was spent playing UNO with Sophie & Phil, good times. Tonight I’m going out to Rubix for a spot of clubbing. Not sure how much fun it’ll be after the failure of a time a had out a few weeks ago, but I’m willing to give it another shot. It all depends on the music and who you go with at the end of the day.

The thought of leaving next week is starting to wear at my mind, it’s going to be really sad, but I’ll try and manage to get through it retaining what little dignity I have left.

The start of something beautiful

Wow. Time flies when you’re not watching it. Since yesterdays post I’ve been catching up with the good times.

Yesterday my favourite brother came to see me. We had a cool lunch at Wates, the pub 1 minutes walk away. Then I helped out setting up video things for the union’s AGM. James cooked a mean dinner for me and some friends which was beyond kind and definitely greatly enjoyed and appreciated. We all had a good time and went off to comedy night to round off the day.

Fajitas (4)

Today (AKA Wednesday) I went to Thorpe Park with Josh & Lauren. We managed 18 rides going upside down 27 times! We were all shattered at the end of the day and if it wasn’t for the sugar intake from the BOGOF Yorkie chocolate bars me and Josh wouldn’t have managed to stay awake. It didn’t help that the bus on the way back was delayed by 50 minutes, leaving us in Thorpe’s car park for too long to be reasonable.

However, that didn’t dampen our spirits as I’d finally got a chance to ride SAW (the new ride). Very good. Can’t wait go get another go next time!

Tomorrow is going to be a bit more laid back. I need to visit the Tesco-man (possibly for the last time!) and then I’ll see how it goes.

  • Happiness: 8/10
  • Tiredness: 8/10 (the new measure for the summer!)
  • Last meal: Cheese on toast (unless you count Yorkie bars…)
  • Thought for the day: Live your life with integrity.

PS: I watched this video on YouTube which was very funny, but at the same time had a moral, check it out…

Hit the road Jack

Just finished my last exam. All things considered it definitely went well. There was one question I couldn’t answer (worth 10%), but other than that the rest should be good barring any stupid mistakes (which usually account for about 10-20 lost marks). Now it’s all done there’s not much to say other than: Here ends the first year of university…

Those words for me are filled with sadness more than joy. I don’t want this year to be over, it was so perfect.

However, those words also mean the last two weeks are upon me. In these last two weeks of university when I have no work to worry about I’ve got plenty planned to keep myself busy and make the most of the time left.

Those words also mean the summer is fast approaching… The summer where I need to keep myself busy to avoid what happened at Easter when my conscience ate me alive. But not to worry, I think I’ll be struggling to get everything I have planned done.

Keeping in touch with old friends, new friends and family is my number one priority. But there are also several jobs I’ve been putting off until after my exams that I can now start working on. There’s also the monster boat trip I’m planning which aspires to be one of the best holidays I’ve had to date.

So much to look forward to, and much to look back on…

  • Happiness: 8/10
  • Workload: 0/10 (pretty much…)(might need to find something to replace this with for the next few months…)
  • Last meal: Cereal (seriously, I have no food. I looked in my fridge last night and there was: milk, cheese, apple juice, tomato sauce and bramble jelly. YUM!)
  • Thought for the day: Play, work we don’t mind doing…

Fairytale

Hi-ho hi-ho! It’s off to the last exam I go! With plenty of revision and a bit of Eurovision, hi-ho! hi-ho hi-ho hi-ho!

Since my last post I have been taking it easy. A bit of revision here and there, but also been doing some resting. Today and yesterday was back to the hard graft before the finale tomorrow morning.

Friday was all foam. Saturday was all sleep. Sunday was all procrastination. Today is all revision. Tomorrow is 20% exam, 80% WOO!

Pictures from the foam party:

Foam (8) Foam (4)

  • Happiness: 8/10
  • Workload: 8/10
  • Last meal: tuna pasta
  • Thought for the day: Being kind is the best asset you can have…