Sunday, 29 November 2009

Busy Busy Busy...

I have been running round like a headless chicken having fun... if headless chickens can have fun that is... Which is why there has been a small gap in the posts here...

Right now though I'm having a small moment of calm mainly because it's raining and I don't want to go out and get wet. When I say it's raining I mean serious Old Testament rain. Its icky out and I'm nice and warm and inside... I have my Christmas music playing and I'm reading vaguely intellectual type things and feeling altogether quite contented!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Turkey Day!

I had an EPIC Thanksgiving. My American friend organised a Thanksgiving meal and I think I may have eaten my body weight in food. Although I drew the line at eating marshmallows with my main course. So I had them in a seperate bowl after. And it was all rather delicious. And plentyful. I think I might not eat for about a week. I even got to draw a thanksgiving turkey hand. It's pretty cool and named Horace. Considering I have no idea what a turkey looks like with feathers on I think it's pretty impressive. Because I have crazy double jointed thumbs it is a bit of an unusual shape. But I think it adds to his character.

I've also managed to finish my essay. So I only have one more to write this term. Which is jolly exciting.

Yesterday a friend came up from home to visit me in York. I took her to see the sights (i.e. The Shambles, Betty's, York Minster, Pound Land and Pound World and various churches on the way) and then we had chinese. It was rather marvelous.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The Joys Of Getting Up On Time

Today I discovered The Joys Of Getting Up On Time.
I, infact, awoke at 7.30. By 8 I had showered and washed my hair, by 9 I had gotten dressed, dried my hair, had breakfast and checked my mail. By 12 I had written half my essay and caught up with various TV programs and the news. I spent the afternoon in town with my friend. By 6 I had checked my mail, phoned my mother and chatted with my house mates. By 7 I had had dinner. And by 10 I had finished my essay. I watched a movie and will be in bed by midnight.
So in summary The Joys Of Getting Up On Time are that you can fit ALOT of things into your day. I think this is an experiment to be repeated.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Camp. Camp. CAMP!

Just got an email from my boss at Camp confirming I can go back this year. I've been really worried I wouldn't be able to go because there have been money issues and also my Uni finishes RIDICULOUSLY late and eek! But SHE SAYS I CAN GO BACK! You have no IDEA how much of a relief this is. It is like a weight has been lifted off me. All I want to do is run around in dizzy circles screaming.

In other news there is currently a large 'Men at Work' sign in our downstairs bathroom rendering it largely unusable unless you feel like clambering over it in the dark. I can't quite decide if it's more annoying or more amusing... hmmm....

Monday, 23 November 2009


Must work on essay... So here's the plan:
Monday: Reading
Tuesday: Rough Plan
Wednesday: Write
Thursday: Re-draft and hand in.
Hopefully this should work.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Food Glorious Food

I made dinner for my house mates last night. Eve and her friend had to help me a little but actually everything went very smoothly. I had bought a whole chicken, which I then forgot to defrost, so we spent a great deal of time trying to defrost it without cooking it, and then butchering it. I baked the chicken in the oven with oil and spices and what not. I also made couscous with raisons and baked tomatoes and a tomato and chickpea sauce thing. And flat bread. It tasted quite good in the end. Unfortunately my scales broke half way through the operation, I think considering I only paid around £1.50 for them they lasted quite well. The only other slight mishap was that I cut a big bit of the top of my finger almost entirely off. Still, all's well that ends well.

Crazy Musicals and Tutorials

I had my second tutorial on Friday. Depsite getting slightly lost on the way there, and having to ask for directions... twice... it was quite successful actually. It was taken by a post-grad with the excellent name of Angel Clare (Thomas Hardy character names + English student = very impressed). She seemed quite impressed. Unfortunately I had made a bunch of silly errors, mainly involving failure at referencing and exceeding word limits and such like. But overall very positive.

I also went to see Beth in her musical. It was a musicalisation (I may have just made that word up, or else used it in entirely the wrong context) of 'The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman'. This apparently is an 'experimental novel' - it's come up a couple of times in lectures. Which was slightly crazy because it meant I recognised a couple of the lines. Mainly it didn't make a great deal of sense. But it was pretty funny. And Beth was excellent.