This Is What I Was Like

The last few days have been going really well. I’ve submitted one coursework and another is practically finished. I’ve also been cracking on with my impossible coursework to find that it’s actually ok (so far)… I would even go so far as to say I’m really enjoying doing it.

I have to design and make a 3D Model Viewer using a programming language called C with OpenGL. It’s about the user being able to place objects in a 3D space and manipulate them in different ways like position, rotation, colour, size, etc. And it’s going really well. Still a long way to go, but at least I’m enjoying it.

As for revision, all our lecturers are finishing their modules next week, so as soon as this coursework is out the way, it’s time for the revision dance! Yay!

I have so much more to talk about, none less than the MAD TV AGM that happened last week, meaning there is a whole new team in charge of MAD TV! But I have a lecture to attend (and coursework to write) so I will elaborate another time. :)

  • Happiness. 8 out of 10
  • Tiredness. 1.5 out of 5
  • Workload. 9.8 out of 10
  • Last Meal. Coco pops (there’s no better way to start the day…)
  • Song of the day. The King Blues – Taking Over
  • Thought for the day. "The scariest moment is always just before you start." — Stephen King
  • What I’m Doing Now. Maths lecture and an afternoon of programming!

Come What May

Let’s bring on the Mayhem, and see what’s going on in my world.

May started off with Jake coming to visit. What a whirlwind of craziness that turned out to be. We went to Rubix on Friday night and met a lot of people. It was a great night just talking to people and dancing. Oh yea, and drinking…

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Saturday was BBQ day. Mother nature threatened to ruin the affair, but in the end saw we were just having fun and decided to leave us to eating meat and enjoying talking the afternoon away. All my housemates invited their friends too and it made for quite the party, we’re already thinking about when the next one should be!

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On Sunday it was time to go to Wagamama’s (see my last post) and then off to a concert put on by the music department called Free For All. There was some great music and more jolly japes.

The following day Jake left and I felt it was time to catch up on many hours of lost sleep.

Then this week has definitely been about getting back into the swing of things and getting coursework done. On Tuesday evening Josh and I felt it was time to finish our joint Media Project, so we got that pretty much wrapped up with just a small bit left to do. The rest of the week we’ve finished off our other joint coursework for programming, so that’s all been a good weight of my shoulders.

Lecturers are starting to wrap up modules and I’m realising there’s never been a better time to start revising. I’ve just got one more coursework to do that I’ve been putting off for weeks because I’m not sure how to do it, but it’s come to the crunch now… That’s definitely the task for this week. Then revision hits full on.

I’m aware that this blog is one of the first things that suffers when I get snowed in with life, but I’ve got a few treats up my sleeve for the coming weeks. I want to get you up to scratch about my house next year, and I have a few things to say about my course. Oh, and some MAD TV things. Until then…

  • Happiness. 7 out of 10
  • Tiredness. 2 out of 5
  • Workload. 9.9 out of 10
  • Last Meal. Coco pops (they were on offer :P)
  • Song of the day. The King Blues – Blood On My Hands
  • Thought for the day. Never regret anything that made you smile.
  • What I’m Doing Now. Having an undeserved lazy day… but in my defence, it’s the first one in a while (well, since Monday…) OK, fine. I’ll do some work……… later… :P

April: The Best Moment

April was my month off for Easter. I’m not quite sure why the university felt that I needed a month off for Easter, in fact I found the whole thing a bit too much to handle. I spent a week at home, the first time I’d actually spent any real amount of time with my parents for almost a year now. But I also spent a lot of it back in Guildford and getting work done.

To that end, April was a mixed month. Without lectures and the daily slog of university life, I found myself enjoying the lighter things in life. Going to see The IT Crowd being filmed with a couple of friends was something I’ve wanted to do for a long time now, and I finally got that chance in April. Admittedly, we missed out on the first attempt by failing to follow a SatNav, causing us to get there about 10 minutes later than we should have been in order to get seats. But hey, hey, all good intentions meant we ended up going to Guildford Spectrum for a couple games of Bowling, followed by my first taste of Wagamama’s, a sort of noodle restaurant that has an interesting atmosphere and dishes not seen anywhere else.

Wagamamma’s reminds me of Chinese food. And unlike any take-away, it actually has all the rich flavours and spices you would expect from proper Chinese food. I definitely have a soft spot for Chinese food from my visits to China a few years ago, and I maintain that half the experience of Chinese food comes from the culture they try to reflect in their dishes. And while Wagamama’s is nowhere near that in reality, it certainly puts a new twist on other British restaurants and is heading in the right direction.

Coming back from the Wagamama’s side-note, I think April has been my favourite month of 2010 so far. It’s had up’s and down’s with revision, coursework and exam stress looming; but the trips to London, my cousin and sister visiting, as well a wedding and a few nights out made April a month to remember. But what was the best part?

It’s a tough one, and a very close call, but The King Blues gig was incredible and beats everything else. They were so good! My favourite band at the moment, and have been for almost a year now. They played all my favourite songs, as well as 5 Bottles of Shampoo, their Dizzie Rascal cover, I Got Love, and a lot of songs from their upcoming album. It was a brilliant night!

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May is going to be completely different month, lots of revision and coursework and exam stress. I’m going to try and have fun in moderation, but there is a time and a place to start working, and university is all about making that balance. And never has it been more important than now…

Out of luck

This week was the first week of lectures after my month off for Easter. It was a busy week, but also a kinda productive one.

I haven’t been very lucky with my possessions this week after loosing my phone and my house keys :(

The King Blues gig on Tuesday evening was brilliant, lots of songs from their new album and the lead singer recited “5 Bottles of Shampoo” which made me very happy :)

Jake came over this weekend, I could go into every detail but it can all be summed up by this picture:

You can see the rest of the pictures from the weekend by clicking on that one. I had such a great time. We had a massive BBQ on Saturday in our garden, and it didn’t rain! yay!

Sorry I’m being so brief, I’ll make sure to post something fuller later on in the week, but until then…

  • Happiness. 8 out of 10
  • Tiredness. 5 out of 5 (no sleep does that to you)
  • Workload. 10 out of 10
  • Last Meal. Pasta thing (but been having lots of BBQ leftovers)
  • Song of the day. Flight of the Conchords – I’m Not Crying
  • Thought for the day. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
  • What I’m Doing Now. Watching Airplane!