Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Oak House

So on Monday me and my family went to check out where I'm gonna live for the next year. Oak House.

Typical student accom, but I'm excited nonetheless. Fallowfield is like ultimate student village. We were walking about and my Dad kept commenting on all the places we were walking past.

"Hey look Kaz, a starbucks! You like Starbucks, right? Ooh, a launderette, you're gonna need that. A McDonalds, I know, I know, you don't like McDonalds, but it's there, right? That looks like a nice pub. And there's a nandos!"
I think he's worried about me going. It's sweet really, if sometimes a little annoying, but I'd be pissed off if he wasn't worrying about me going, so...
We went for a drive to see how far Fallowfield is from Oxford Road (for GIG purposes, of course!) and it isn't too bad, super short bus journey, long but interesting walk since Curry Mile (or what I assume is Curry Mile, but how could it NOT be?!) is en route from my digs to the Uni.

Ooh, there's a WAFFLE place called Source! I can't wait to take Vic there for breakfast the day after the Ok Go gig!

Gosh, it's really happening! We were driving back from Oxford road, past the place I'd soon call home and the new Killers song as blasting on the radio and I was just suddenly so EXCITED!!! It's real! I'm really going to Manchester Uni like I've dreamed of since I went to my first gig!!!

Top 10 things I can’t wait for at Uni:

1. Gigs!
2. Living in
3. Classes
4. Joining some kick arse societies
5. Sweet waffles!!!
6. Meeting Like Minded People
7. Being independent
8. Branching out
10. Being a lazy work shy student!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


I'm every hairdresser's worst nightmare. Not because I have bad hair, because hairdressers are used to having to deal with bad hair. No, mainly because I don't talk. And hairdressers just can't deal with people who don't talk.

Top 10 topics of discussion at the Hairdressers:

1. Big Brother
2. TV in general
3. Holidays
4. Missing Persons
5. Women's stuff (like menopause)
6. Hair (all the way down at number 6!)
7. People's marriages
8. Weddings
9. Celebrities
10. Places to eat

Monday, August 14, 2006

Ohmygod York!


Seriously, when I signed up to go on holiday in York with a few mates I had no idea what would happen. It was a real experience. I kind of figured we'd shop a lot, do some touristy stuff and go out a couple of nights. And we did all of that.

What I didn't think we'd do was talk about everything. Everything. From poo, to masturbation, sex, beliefs, bullying, drugs, fears, anger, love, regrets and even death.
And only now am I starting to understand how much better it feels to tell people, the right people, things rather than keep it all inside.

I guess it started one night when we were hanging out in the living room. Kirsty and Sweeney were at the pub and Steph had gone to bed so it was just the remaining seven of us. So we played this game where we all told Danny a revelation about ourselves and then he read them out and we had to guess who each one belonged too.

The first round was pretty tame, like I said that my cousin was in prison for armed robbery. But by the second round the stakes were higher, this time the revelations included; a gay kiss, dope smoking and oral sex. This, apparently, was too much for Vicki and she went to bed. And then there were six.

We played a bit of truth. I shouldn't really disclose what was said, circle of truth and all. Let's just say it was like when you think you're the only one that does something and you start thinking you're a total freak, but then you find out loads of people do it and you're totally normal. What a relief.

After truth, Vic was so tired that she was forced to retire to bed. And then there were five. That night everything came out and pretty much all of us cried. But the biggest thing was that Angela opened up about her Dad for the first time since he died. And I don't think I've ever been so proud of anyone in my life. Because the courage it took for her to tell us things was phenomenal. I have no idea how hard it must have been.

So, after that things didn't get quite so raw and emotional for the rest of the week. The five of us, it seemed, after that had just bonded. It was all so surreal, especially that night. A lot of other stuff went on, like us guys making the "Markie Likes Poos" video and boat rides and kitchen madness, but that, I'm sure, will come out some other time.

Top 10 moments of the York Holiday:

1. Ange opening up to us
2. Making the "Markie Likes Poos" video
3. Watching the "Markie Likes Poos" video
4. Going on a boat ride on the canal
5. Going on the boat ride AGAIN
6. Our fabulous meal on the Friday
7. Going on the Carousel!
9. Laughing at Danny. On various occasions.
10. Encouragement night

Friday, August 04, 2006

A Day To Go!

Yep, I've been neglecting my blog. It isn't that I'm necessarily so busy, although I haven't been COMPLETELY unnocupied. So, here's some of what I've been up to.

1. Working. A lot.
2. Going up the Rivington with Kirsty.

3. Going BOWLING!

4. Going to the pub!

5. Shopping!

Of course, those are just the few days. Otherwise I've been writing, playing harevest moon, worrying about results, thinking about David and preparing for my holiday next week. The joy!So there it is, my uber quick update! I shall hopefully return next week from York with many tales to tell!

Top 10 things that people forget to pack:

  1. Towels
  2. Toothbrush
  3. Hairdryer
  4. Earrings (Mum's suggestion, not mine)
  5. Notebooks
  6. Phone Charger
  7. Camera Charger
  9. Razor
  10. Umbrella