Monday, November 26, 2007

C'est Finis!

Ah, my second completed multi-chaptered fanfic! I'm mighty proud of myself. So maybe the story concept wasn't 100% original (like my current pipeline stories) but it changes nothing! I finished!

And everyone posted such lovely reviews about the last chapter! I love my readers, they are so sweet!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Good Mates

I have two good friends at Uni: Roch and Hannah. I made friends with both of them at the beginning of my first semester. Roch is the only other girl doing the same degree as me (in fact, there are only 3 of us, the other being Rich, a very nice but quiet guy) and we met at registration. Hannah is another combined studies student and we met at a WebCT briefing where we randomly got talking. All three of us do half Psych and for the past year have been chilling in lecture together.

The thing is, I've started to realise that they're both really good mates. They probably see me more than Toni and Vic and we have quite a lot in common. Mainly our love of Football, good films, music and Uni. We all know each other quite well now and have a lot of shared in-jokes. Plus ALL of us have had a thing for one of our lecturers. Hannah (who always goes for older men) is obsessed with Geoff Beattie (yeah, he's the psychologist off Big Brother). Roch had a thing for Warren Mansell, though there's really no justifying that kind of bad taste. And I happen to think Evan Kidd is rather cute (what is it with me and the name Evan) even though I'm 80% certain he's gay *sigh*.

Sadly, next semester I only have one psychology class with Roch and Hannah and then next year Hannah is off to Austria for a year. So I have to savour my time with them before I have to try and make new friends. Oh well.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Mark's 18th

Mark turned 18 on Wednesday! Congrats my dear Markio!

Mark is one of my good friends and I felt very priveleged to hang out with him on his birthday. He's a real sweetheart, even though I know he'd say otherwise. The big night is next Friday when it's his party, so Wednesday night was pretty low key but still tons of fun.

We chilled at Marks (with cake and champagne. really, I'd like to mention now just how nice Mark's folks are, they never seem to bother about us gatecrashing their living room. when we showed up at their house unexpectedly after the wedding Mark's mum made us all a cup of tea and his folks gave up the living room for us!) before heading to the local pub to get in Mark's first legal drink and take part in the pub quiz. Needless to say, we were fairly crap, but it was such a great night!!!


Yes, I have my very own song. It all started when I decided that since Reuben are my favourite band I should go on a mission to gather every Reuben song (b-sides included). It's certainly not an easy task since some of the older singles are going on ebay for extortionate prices (and I'm a poor student). Anyway, anyway, anyway, the most important song I wanted was a cover of a Vex Red song that Reuben did for the b-side on 'Keep It To Yourself'.

And the song is called KAREN!!! A song by my favourite band, written by a band I loved about ME!!! I'm so happy!

Karen is wasting time,
Won't pull in her mind,
She runs this pantomime,
Save me, don't be blind,

All the time,
All the time,
She's dying, yeah,

Karen turned away,
She sees no ones face,
Staring into space,
To run away...

Is this near me?,
Could this be serious?,
I need your help,
I need your help

"Karen" performed by Reuben, lyrics by Vex Red

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Keele (and We Are Scientists)

Well, I have returned from my two days in Keele. And it was... well, a disaster is a slight over exaggeration. But not far from the truth. How do I explain? Well, I was warned about Keele but it still came as a shock just how... small it is. And it really is in the middle of NOWHERE. At first I thought it was cute, but eventually it kind of got to me.

I guess I just had a bad couple of hours and it pissed me off. That and the fact that Skinny is so messy and seemed to find it amusing to be even more messy simply for the benefit of annoying me. Honestly, there's few things that REALLY REALLY get to me. Mess is one of them. My other friends (who've had to live with me at York) understand it and just leave me to it now. And its not that I desperately HAD to tidy her room, I didn't touch a thing before she started setting out to annoy me with it.

Other than that she was a very gracious host. I think. It's difficult to explain what happened while I was in Keele without it coming out all wrong. I guess I experienced some weird form of claustrophobia. Hmm, yeah, that sounds right. I'm just hoping Skinny doesn't hate me right now. I think I may have been a bitch.

Positive things to say about Keele: Skinny is there, the people are very nice, the girls don't all look and act like models (like most do in Manchester), it is very pretty, it has a fairly awesome union shop and We Are Scientists liked it there.

And probably the biggest plus about this whole experience: I have never loved Manchester as much as I do right now. Going away made me realise just how amazing my beloved city is. I used to be so ungrateful.
Never again.