I got up latish. Whatever time it was I almost finnished the WoA results by 1500, at that time I got the Uni bus and then went to my assessment for Internet Apps. I got high marks (there were one or two things I wasn't aware I needed to do to get 100%). After the assessment I went down to the Societies Carnival. I measure things like this by the ammount of free stuff I get. In the first freshers fayre I got those 4 boxes of stuff, that was pretty good. At the second freshers fayre I got some chocolate and that was about it. Both times there was rubbish music on. This time I got about 16Kg of Cola (free) and the music was very good. Some band of drummers (samba music or something) came along and they were really really good. I also got loads of free sweets. The Cola took the form of about 18 cans in my bag (at which point it became a little heavy) and a set of 4 six-packs in my arms. That's 8Kg in my bag and 8Kg in my hands. The bag also had the computer in it and a water gun I'd bought for a quid (I'll make good use of it for sure). On the way out of the park one random person I'd never seen before asked me for a can, I declined (I wasn't opening the ones in my hand and he had 8 mates, I've got plans for this cola). I was also asked by a guy in my department for some, he does some stuff on the student radio. I plan to listen to the radio at a time when he's on and then phone him about it. After the carnival I got the bus back and finnished off results. I won't be blogging tomorrow as I'll be at a sleepover for Lawrence's Stag doo, that's where 8Kg of the cola is going (maybe I won't have to chip in for food if I supply some drinks is my line of thought).
Friday, May 12, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Still a little ill. First thing of the day was my assessment for B122. Myself and David did better than we thought we would, however I need to ensure I do well at the test or I'll have two refferals. Refferals involve me getting a train down here in the summer, yay. I did my washing, read a book and did some WoA stuff during the middle of the day. In the afternoon I helped Aaron and Peter with their PHP and MySQL stuff. My assessment for that is tomorrow and I think I'm going to be okay. CE was sadly not very good tonight as the room was hot, stuffy and I'm a little tired. The thing we talked about was our conscience and how we should listen to it. After CE I felt very tired and quite blocked up with a cold, so I am sitting down and learning how Grep works (it's a text search-and-replace thing).
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
I got on the 0900 bus and spent the rest of the morning working on the B122 stuff, tomorrow morning is the assessment and we're hoping to have everything ready in time. For lunch I got some Tesco Value pork pies, however I'm not able to taste an awful lot and my aching throat/mouth didn't help. I need more sleep, luckily there's no Math test on Friday so I get an earlier night tomorrow and a bit of a lie in on Friday. I spent most of the afternoon talking to Paul Stockwell who I've been making a website for. It was all going according to plan when we found that his current hosting service appears to have some slight problems with it and we couldn't fix them. We emailed them and hopefully it can all be sorted out. He's happy with the site :) Hall Group was quite good, we talked about not showing favourtism, it's not something I worry about unduely but it's something that affects me so it's something to aim to improve. It's again very late and I'm again tired and ill so I'll be having to leave it there.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
I got up for my 0900 lecture (maths) fine. I sat through the lecture taking notes fine too. Afterwards I sat down and talked to Sam (not in the CU) for an hour (we had a break). At the start of the day my throat was a little sore. During the talking I drank a pint of water, by the end of it my throat was still parched. The computing lecture wasn't overly amazing, neither was the B122 lecture. By the time I got back to my room I was rather tired and still becomming thirsty within seconds of drinking a swig of water my throat would dry. I was also feeling sleepy. I'm attributing this cold to my lack of sleep recently and also Sarah or Lizzie, both were ill over the weekend. In the evening I went over to Jo and Lizzie's house along with Sarah, Steve, Abi, Lorna and Justin. We made some stuff for the societies carnival. We did lots of fun stuff there but I'm too tired and my throat now throbs so I'm going to bed. I'm not sure I'll be getting up for my 0900 lecture tomorrow.
Monday, May 08, 2006
I got up early, very very early. There was a prayer meeting at 0830 and now that I am a Christian I decided that I'd like to go to it. There were not many of us but it was a good time. After that I went to the lab and spent the next two hours trying to do some semblance of work. After that, Tesco, I needed some stuff so I got some stuff. After the afternoon lecture I went over to Huw's and we recorded the podcast. Next week we're having a "special guest". We're not telling very many people who it is, it's a surprise. Dinner wasn't overly amazing, though it was quite a nice social time. After dinner I uploaded the podcast. CU this evening wasn't the normal preach. Seeing as Johnathan had not had a lot of time to prepare (he had to step in at the last moment) he did an "interactive" sermon. Basically he got us to think about things a lot more, it was a lot better than most of what we normally have. After CU we went down the pub. I played against Lawrence at Chess and it was an excellent game. I also played taught (and subsequently lost to her at it) Siän Draughts. I played a couple of other games of it that night, winning and losing some. Overall it's not been as "blog packed" as the last two days, it was however (in my opinion) a good day and I liked it.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
With a bit of luck you'll recall what my plan about reading the book last night was. I planned to get to chapter 6 and stop so as to get some sleep. Instead I had a "gut feeling" as it were that I should carry on reading. At about 0300 this morning (that's close to five hours after blogging last night) I finnished the book and I'm very glad I read it all the way through. Firstly because I feel it's helped me in my journey to becomming a Christian, how it's helped or what it's done I don't know, heck, I'm not actually sure it has, it's just a gut feeling. The second reason is that it's proved something (more later) and the third is that the look on the faces of people at Church was excellent. The morning service was about juggling so many different things in your life and where everything goes. I feel that it's very very applicable at my current time as I've got a lot of demands on my time. After the service we all went around to the Hackers for lunch. It was a most most delicious lunch (lasagna, well, that's what my spell-checker says) and I even managed to force down some greens (broccoli of all things). Afterwards we played some games, most notably maffia. The first game I was the storyteller (Game Master under a different name) and in the second I was killed off in the first night by the Maffia so didn't get to ever actually participate. I was planning on getting Jo and Lizzie back tomorrow (they were the Maffia that game) but I'll have to suffice for just Jo as Lizzie is gonig to a party. During our time at the Hackers I managed to sustain a friction burn on the carpet just under my right knee-cap. It's just started hurting a little and I'm not overly keen on the sensation. For evening tea we all went around Phoebe's house and had some stuff. We then sung along to Songs of Praise (there's something about 12 - 18 students singing in a small room that's always funny). This was at about 1700, for those that have a vague grasp of maths (hopefully most of you) you'd be interested to note that the Friday-Saturday night I got 5 hours of sleep and last night I got about another five. By all respects I should have been half-asleep by this point of the day, yet, I was full of energy. We return to the second thing about the book. When I had a "gut feeling" I presumed that it was from God and that he wished me to carry on reading. I had faith that he would solve the problem of me having no sleep, in the story of the book he'd already done such miricles as giving a Bible to a person, allowing said person to walk out of several ambushes as if he were invisible and many smaller "coincidence" type things. How would a small thing like "Teifion needs a few more hours of sleep" be a problem? It appears it wasn't a problem and that God was happy to grant it to me, it's 2200 and I'm easily awake enough to do the last little bit of coursework. Again, I'd prayed that God would intervene to allow me to do the coursework if I put him first and as it says in the bible (roughly) that God wants you to lean on him. Well, I leaned and he's supported. The Church evening service was about the Da Vinci Code. It's a several part "series" as such about the book and it's very anti-christian way. However, I'm almost laughing at the book. At the start it claims that a list of stuff is completely factual, some of it would pretty much remove the Christian faith, if it were true. There's some famous art gallery in France called the Loove (yes, it's spelt differently but I don't know how). Dan Brown states that his description of it's architecture is all factual. I almost laughed when I found out the following things he'd lied about on this to make a better story. 1) The triangle thing outside it has apparently got 666 triangles, turns out he miscounted and it's got 673 or something close to that, but not 666. 2) He puts a room where there isn't one 3) He puts a balcony where there isn't one 4) He puts in some stuff about some aincient grounds there, turns out there's no evidence at all for it. I'm looking forwards to the rest of the series on this. After the service I walked home with Lorna and Brierley. I talked to them about Christianity and that though I logically believe everything, see I am a sinner, am sorry about it and want Jesus in my life. I have no emotional feeling about it. Truth be told that's a little different now (I think it may have been the book I read). Brierly told me that if that's the case, she'd say that I'm a Christian and Lorna sort of confirmed it. So, I therefore think I am now a Christian, though I don't yet know Jesus.