Sunday, March 18, 2007

Fun With Friends

On Thursday I was supposed to see 'The Science of Sleep' with Maiden and Skinny. What actually happened was far different than what I'd planned. Kyle joined us for one. We didn't actually end up watching a film. I came home in a t-shirt completely different to the one I'd left in. Skinny and I witnessed Maiden and Kyle beating each other up. We all had our first sub quintos and Maiden and I had a deep discussion about being bad and her fears about the wedding.

Skinny and I also had a discussion (*cough*argument*cough*) about which is the best kind of Ben and Jerry's. She reckons Phish Food. I would argue Cookie Dough is triumphant, by a narrow margin. Maiden and Kyle sided with me
It really went from being a horrible day (after my ABSOLUTELY INFURIATING meeting with my Emerge group whom I am now driven to dislike) to a great day spent with my friends.

Everytime I see Maiden and Kyle together I realise more and more that they are just made for one another. Her failings charm him and his failings are accounted for by her. They work together just great, like vanilla ice cream and cookie dough.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


A few weeks ago, it came to my attention that there was a lifesize statue of Link in the GAME store in Manchester. The challenge I was given was to get a picture of myself with Link. The obstacle was that there's a super cute guy working in the store. Anyway, after a few failed attempts, I did get the picture. The thing is, I looked AWFUL in it and there was really no time to get a selection so...

I cropped myself.

Friday, March 09, 2007


Where is Gorton? That was exactly my question.

Gorton, it turns out, is an industrial district of Manchester that also happens to be a maze of council properties. I went there with three guys (though none of them were particularly manly) and I was still watching my back.
Gorton is also where Emerge is and where we met Seb, a delightful Russian who taught us plenty about recycling.
The whole trip was VERY enlightening.

Friday, March 02, 2007

I Cracked

When Twilight Princess was finally released and was as rare as rocking horse shit, I decided that I would wait... wait until summer when I would easily be able to get my hands on a Wii and a copy of Twilight Princess and play it without guilt.

I've held strong for two months (whilst still checking online sellers for the availability of the Gamecube version) and yesterday I finally cracked.

The thing is, no matter how hard you try to avoid it, EVERYONE is talking about it. Cal got his copy weeks ago and has proceeded to wax lyrical about it. It's IMPOSSIBLE to keep from finding out things about it. But the final straw was that cutscene.

Oh, that beautiful cutscene. It is a moment in gaming history that makes being a gaming geek SO REWARDING. It is beautiful, it is surreal, it is creepy, it is eerie, it is BLOODY AMAZING.

Cal sent me the link. He insisted that I HAD to watch it. I cracked. And minutes later, I was ordering Twilight Princess for my gamecube off amazon.

Just watch it. Could you resist?

Thursday, March 01, 2007


Oh yeah baby, Karen passed all her first semester exams! Now nothing else matters for a couple of days because I PASSED! YES!

It took me a full FIVE DAYS to muster up the courage to look at my History results, THAT is how nervous I was about them. Still, it turns out there was nothing to be worried about because I PASSED! No resits in godforsaken August for me, oh no.

But here's the irony: my best result was in my sociology elective, the subject that I'm not actually studying. What the hell?

I'm so happy right now. I was gonna post about the ongoing project and other various snippets of info, but I'm too busy revelling. I really believed I'd failed American History. I am so relieved and so happy!!!