Thursday, February 28, 2008


This week has probably been one of the worst in my life. I happen to be a fairly happy, content person. Honestly, I don't really let much get to me. Apart from my academic life. Any blip in my academic career cuts right to my core and tends to leave a scar.

For the past two days I just haven't been able to face Uni. And I'm a psych student - I know all the symptoms. I've been depressed.

I can't say I'm feeling 100% again, but I'm better. A little Aldershot and a LOT of really great music and a thorough read-through of the 'Communist Manifesto' can do wonders. And now I'm just really pissed off. REALLY PISSED OFF.

Anger for me is productive. As long as I can remain angry, I'll stay productive. So it's a good job that people keep pissing me off!

Monday, February 25, 2008


I am such a confused person right now. Feels a little like this week has turned my head inside out and I am now trying to recover. Things to mention about this week:

- I changed classes. It was harrowing and horrible and has made me so upset.
- I fell deeper into a crush. Such a bad idea.
- Craig mistook Vic for me in a picture. Weird. Vic should feel affronted!
- I managed to get through the John Stuart Mill presentation. People asked MEAN questions!
- It's official - there will be three couples coming on holiday with us this year. Thank God for Nathan and Markie!
- I drooled way too much over Lucas Leiva. He was pure awesomeness against Inter Milan!
- Bought the Communist Manifesto.
- Remained thoroughly addicted to Masterchef.
- Suffered some acute embarassment at the Bear Factory party. So did Hannah.
- Saw 'Jumper'. It didn't suck.
- Been texting Skinny a lot. I feel like we're good friends again.
- Anita got stuck in a lift at work. Har har!
- Work Hannah and me realised we don't like Jodie.
- Thought way too much and did way too little.
Meh, I need a plan!!! I need goals to reach and not just time wasting methods!!!

There's good news, though. I finally found another Fye figure (he's in Spain) and I'm bidding on him right now!!! Woo!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Valentine

Thanks Cal, your sentiment is appreciated and made me smile on what I consider to be one of the shittiest days of the year.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Lime Grove (aka Alexander Samuel)

Hello from the computer suite in lime grove building. This is the building that I am pretty much doomed to for the next semester. It's not so bad, in fact the building itself is rather old and beautiful. It helps that I pretty much know my way around (especially after the trek I went on yesterday to search for the History Resources room).

My first two weeks (or 1 and a half if you're being pedantic) have been rather good. The weather is unpredictable and I have two rather early morning classes, but so far so good. American History is, of course, excellent. Seminars are with Natalie as well as lectures and, as expected, she is very thought provoking and dry. European American History is also fascinating (though a lot of work) and it's so cool sitting on the train reading Rousseau's "Social Contract". Next week we move onto Mill (much more familiar territory). It doesn't hurt that there is a real cutie in my lectures. Unfortunately though, European Intellectual History may be marred by the harrowing experience of a Dr. Jerram lecture next week. Yikes!

CHIPS (Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology) has also been surprisingly lively thus far! It links in nicely with intellectual history (Rousseau!) and is actually stuff that I've done before in Philosophy. I find my old cynical Philosophy personality resurfacing (CAST IT ALL TO THE DAMN FLAMES!!!).

I cannot say the same for The Intellectual Revolution in Britain, though I am trying to keep an open mind. British history is sooooooooooooooooo boring!!!

So that is me as of 11:20 am in Lime Grove (Samuel Alexander) Building on a sunny winter day in early February. I'm off to have a delectable Gemini lunch.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Skins Party

The Skins Premiere Party last night was interesting. We got in the barfly and I thought it was tiny, but it's actually huge, it has a really big open loft upstairs and a fairly big stage downstairs and three bars. Plus it's kind of like a big old house that's a bit run down so it was kind of like being at a really psychedelic house party. The best part of the night was the Skins episode.

Should I share spoilers? It's less than 10 days till the new series is on anyway. Well, Tony isn't dead, but he might as well be. Bill Bailey is AMAZING as Maxxie's Dad. The new series is a little bit slicker and cooler than the last one, but it definitely lives up to the hype. I wasn't disappointed, anyway.

There were a couple of good bands on last night (I now have to get the Rascals' album) and very few good looking boys. Me and Vic talked about sex and life and I fell into bed exhausted at 2am. I'm not very good at parties, but last night was pretty good.