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So, did you all have a nice Valentine’s day? And, really, does it matter?
This morning James and I went to see a house, which was pretty good inside and the location is really good. We waited around for ten minutes in the rain before deciding to give up watiing for the agent and go and look in ourselves, though…
Then, on with the reasons why I’m now more sure than ever I’m a geek. I spent half of my Valentine’s day up to my elbows in computer hardware, and the other half repartitioning hard disks. Nice and romantic, then! ^_^;; Unfortunately, the new hard disk I bought to get over the problems that the Windows installer caused for me cost £50, so I’m even more broke than I was before… I’m justifying it as it was a purchase I’d have made during the summer anyway, I’ve just brought it forward to sort out my current troubles. I’ll just have to watch my money extra tightly when I’m earning in the summer… I do feel kinda’ bad about spending that much, but at least I have a computer I can use properly now…
I was going to be going out with Vicky and Jo this evening (not in a Valentines-day way, just going to Academy and getting drunk ^_^) but I can’t really be bothered, and Vicky’s feeling ill, so we’re not… Gives me time to finish off my Valentine’s day by… carrying on with sorting out my PC! Superfun.
Tomorrow, I shall probably sleep. I feel a strange desire to go and play DDR, although I know not why, especially since I’d be on my own and would be spending yet more money I don’t have… So yeah, I’ll probably just sleep until mid-afternoon, and fill the evening with food and IRC like all my lazy days… Oh, also, I have to phone my parents, since I forgot today, and let them know about the house and about people staying round at the DDRFUK Bournemouth meet. Gah, too much stuff to remember ^_^
Thus ends today’s list of stuff you’ve just read but didn’t really want to know about anyway. Apologies.
Today, I managed to go shopping, play Mage, and learn about General Relativity! Bonus! Now I just need some serious sleep (or as it looks like being, about 5 hours…) before tomorrow’s fateful presentation of death… Wish me luck! ^_^
Ugh… I just dreamt that I was dying of cancer and had one day to live, and of the things I did in that day… And then, I didn’t die that night, so I had another “final” day… And from that dream, I’m now sure of two things… that I want Dreaming Awake (finished or not) to carry on forever, and that my parents and I love each other more than anything else in the world…
just woke up, and is still crying
Waah, I have t3h messed up dreams…
I’ve officially done nothing this weekend. And I wanted to get an early night… which just hasn’t happened. Tomorrow I get to go shopping, and watch Grave of the Fireflies, a double bill of depression! At least I’ll enjoy the latter somewhat more than the former…
So… I woke up at 9:30 this morning, thought “I’ve only had eight hours’ sleep, I can get away with one more”, intending to get up about 10:30 and go shopping, which I badly needed to do today.
I woke up next at 2:30pm. I win the prize. Another day completely wasted.
Sorry I haven’t been updating much recently… been busy.
First off, my apologies to #ddrfuk and #anime-england for not having been doing the IRC stats… I’m switching between two operating systems at the moment, and there’s no sensible way of logging IRC channels in both OSes, and updating the stats from one of the OSes is something I’m not sure how to do yet…
So yeah, much computerfun over the last few days. I’m missing out on the DDRFUK meet in London today because I have no money… just like I’m missing out on a lot else by having no money. I have to buy a book for my Physics of the Solar System course, costing £30… that’s a week’s living expenses. Woo yay. And with Minamicon coming up - oh look. Biggest collection of anime on sale in the country, and I can’t afford any of it. The cheque from QinetiQ still hasn’t come, but now even when it does, it won’t put me back in credit. I’ve now gone over £600 in debt.
Next week, I’ve got to do a presentation on General Relativity, a subject I know nothing about at the moment. Should be fun… I can’t blag it either, because the audience includes my relativity lecturer.
Today, I cleaned my room. Tomorrow, I go shopping. Then it’s back to uni again for another week. I lead t3h fun life…
And, I went to the Hobbit just now. Good place, and shockingly they had a band on who were pretty good! I’ve gotta remember to go back there more often. Expensive drinks though, £2.30 for a pint of Strongbow, so… more money gone that I shouldn’t have spent ^_^;;
Um, yeah… that’s about it for now.
I dreamt that I was asleep… and then I woke up, but I was still in a dream… It was the oddest experience…
(Also, woo yay… four and a half hours’ sleep tonight, and I’ll be up until at least midnight tonight playing Exalted…)
It… kinda’ hit me today. I think I’m lonely here. Sure, we have fun sometimes, my flatmates and I, but maybe the most fun I have in the evenings is sitting in front of this terminal, chatting on IRC, drinking a beer and eating chocolate… I dunno, does that make me a geek, or a loner, or what? But whatever it does, I’m not sure it matters to me…
Hmm… I wonder if helping people out with their problems recently has started to rub off and make me a bit less happy than usual. Certainly I’ve been really quiet lately, and not really said much, and seemed kinda’ indifferent to LAC and the Stepmania machine today, which normally would have been awesome… The solution might be an injection of Pita Ten stratight into the bloodstream, I’m working on it ^_^ (Or I got volume 1 of the manga today anyway…)
Yeah, the Stepmania machine is pretty fun… huge coin queue all the time we were there, but I got to play some of Ant and Adam’s originals on a real machine, so t3h pwn. Hopefully not long before my original “We Will Always Be” makes it on there!
And, super fun time, I’ve got two hours of lectures tomorrow on my new module “Physics of the Solar System”. Unfortunately, I suspect it’ll be very boring… but at least it doesn’t have Friday afternoon labs, so win for me later on in the week!
Apologies for being temporarily or mostly offline during the last few days. For what must now be approaching the tenth time, I’ve decided to give Linux a go. Since I wasn’t in a game-playing mood at all, I decided it might be good to switch for a while. Getting my MP3s playing is still a challenge, and I’m still running in 1024x768 because the relevant people haven’t released the drivers yet. They said it’d be yesterday, but guess what - it wasn’t.
Ho hum… anyway, I guess I like a challenge occasionally ^^ Anyway, in other news, I finally got around to making that cake yesterday, which is good. I’m going to LAC tomorrow - good fun but not good for bank balance, since I’m already over £500 under. And today I’ve really gotta go shopping since I put it off for too long, and guess what…? It’s raining ^^;
So, super fun dreams last night… I think I managed to have two pretty-much-complete dreams last ngiht.
The first seemed to be some kind of comedy sketch show, which ended up with a scene in which the Prime Minister was giving some speech about a new bill to do with children, in a school assembly…
Then the other dream… it’s fading from my mind now, but I definitely remember it as a vaguely epic-fantasy style thing… I seem to want to compare it to Nausicaa, probably because it involved a lot of flying, on something that might have been vaguely like Mehve… It also involved stone circles prominently (possibly brought about by having read The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett recently. The dream ended with me having to get something (some small package, I don’t know what it was) to some point above a stone circle, in order for… something to happen. I don’t know what, because that was when I woke up…
Anyway, today’s fun! In a minute I’ll get dressed and have lunch, and finally get around to baking that cake! Hopefully it’ll go well, since I’ve got no weighing scales and no whisk… Also, hopefully I won’t be asked to go out tonight… I know I’m supposed to celebrate the end of my exams and that, but… I guess I just… don’t enjoy going out all that much… I don’t know why staying in, surfing the ‘net and using IRC is more fun… Actually, yeah, maybe I do. IRC involves interacting with people. Sitting on my own in a club, unable to hear anyone talk and having nothing to say to anyone, doesn’t.