Yes, I figured there was no point in delaying, the blog must go on! Monday wasn't overly eventful, I had to prepare for my exam the next day, oh and I played a little CS Source, so nothing blog worthy there except that CS is much more of a serious game than most other shoot-em-ups and I'm not so keen on it for that reason. Tuesday was the day that was rather long. I was up at 0530, left the house at 0700 and got to Port Talbort at some time later (I can't remember the time), I then got to Cardiff to switch trains, got to Portsmouth two hours before my exam. This was all as planned, I had a nice revision session in Portsmouth and then sat the exam. I can think of some stuff I didn't remember correctly, but overall I got most of it, I even found out (before the exam) the method of doing something I'd not managed to find anywhere, and I remembered it for the exam! Now for the fun fun part. I left Portsmouth at 1630, that's 4:30pm for those on "wuss time". The train was meant to get to Cardiff at some time or other. It got delayed, delayed REALLY badly. As in, the train broke down. This was not a good start. Add to this that I'd had the really really bright idea of buying some lemondade to drink (it only makes you feel less thirsty when it's cold). It was some massively high tempreature out there and the trains don't have a lot of air conditioning, if any at all. Another train arrived half an hour later and I hopped onto that along with all the other disgruntled passengers. This train was itself twenty minutes later than it was meant to be. Luckily the connection to Swansea I'd have gotten on (if that train wasn't late) was there at the time and I pegged it over to the train. I got to Swansea, guess how long after my bus? Yes, only a few minutes. It was now about 2200 (10pm). It was an hour till the next bus and I'll be honest, it was not the most confident moments of my life. Yet, the only incident was with two youths, maybe each four years younger than me. They walked up to the bus stop and though they asked for a quid, they were speaking in a tone that demanded it. Knowing full well that getting my wallet out would be a bad idea I told them I didn't have enough to give them any money as I needed it for my bus fare. After also telling them I didn't have any "fags" I offered them a Chewing gum which for some reason made them go away. Within 10 minutes I felt a lot safer because there was a group of 8 or so bikers loitering to my right, this may seem odd, but once I realised they were not going to be nasty to me, I felt a lot more confident. I mean, are you going to start a fight with someone a few meters away from that lot? When the bus came (it was only an hour but it seemed like three) I got on as fast as I could. When I got to Ammanford I decided to walk, it was now 2400 (midnight). On the way home it was somewhat cooler (though I knew I was very dehydrated and needed a drink). I got home at 0100, tired, hungry, thirsty, but, safe. I also saw a Shooting Star on the way home. Wednessday and Thursday involved Edward comming over to play multiplayer games with me, he's the same year as me and we get on really well. We turned CS into a not-so-serious game very fast, for example I challenged him to a knife fight, then after building up the tension massively, pulled out a gun and shot him. We were both messing around so he wasn't annoyed, he did the same to me later. Friday (today) I got up at the crack of dawn, about 0550, no alarm needed, sunlight is nature's alarm clock. I spent the first half of the day doing some WoA stuff, discussing Christianity with a WoA player and also watching a game trailer. It's a sequal to a game I've loved for years and it looks amazing, there's a HD Trailer of it, just goto http://supremecommander.com and download it. This evening I helped at the youth group. Cherrol (apologies if I misspelt your name, nobody told me how to spell it) keeps trying to get me to ask girls out. Yes, notice girls not Ladies. That's because everybody at the Youth group minus the leaders and assistant leaders are under 18. It's quite funny all the same, I might just turn up with a load of Chocolate later anyway, just to see what happens. The activities for the evening involved water. Paul was the main leader, myself and Sam (just finnished Uni) were assistant leaders. The games genrally revolved around us getting rather wet. One last thing, on Wednessday, I was understandably tired (seeing as I got to sleep around 0300). At 0800 I had to get up to put the cat out or I'd be left a small brown present that smells bad. After that I went back to bed, then at 1000 there was a knock on the door. A pair of Jehova Witnesses were there. Pre-Christian I had two options, 1) politiely tell them to go away or 2) make jokes at their expense. Since becomming a Christian I have a new one, 3) Invite them in and keep them from talking to other people. I can't find many differences, there are a couple, but they're not huge. One of them I knew at school so when he offered to come back next week (the comming week for readers) I accepted and now have a little more info on the differences.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
Monday was umm, uhh, I have no idea if I did anything constructive on Monday. Tuesday was uhhhh. Lets skip to Thursday. On Thursday I continued to help with building the Church. The wall out the front is now looking very very good (John was there all day while me being a slacker turned up from 1800 till 2100). We've started to concrete in foundations for the other side and after that have a load of rubble to clear away. Friday was good, the youth went down to the Mumbles (it's a beach near where I live). I turned up at the Church youth center to get a lift with Johnathan, while there I watched the small children play water games. Then, they made the mistake of asking me to play. Sadly the games had to stop shortly after that because of "the time". However, they continued just long enough for a Lady called Vickey to drench me in about a litre of water (pretty much what Brierley did but this time without warning or provocation). And it was from behind so I didn't have a chance to dodge. Sadly Vickey is going off to Spain for two weeks, I happen to be in the fortunate position to know quite a few people. One of those people happens to be fortunate enough to know a rather large number of practical jokes. I plan to test as many as possible out on Vickey when she comes back, I personally feel it's very nice of her to volunteer like that. It'd be rude to pick random people from the Youth group or even the Portsmouth CU... The seafront at the Mumbles had a lot of flies but it was an enjoyable evening of socialising with people from other Universities (it's like the CU but cooler because they actually have the ability to match my jokes). The most, ummm, unsure part of the evening would be Johnathan's car. It's a little old and it makes a noise like a tractor. For those that have seen "Uncle Buck", it's not quite as bad as Buck's car, but we're just waiting for it to be. The journey there wasn't bad at all, most of the journey back was also fine. However, after dropping off a Lady called Amy, we had to go up a lot of hills. I did make it home so did Johnathan, still, it was quite a worrying few minutes as it crawled up the hill. Saturday was WoA, though in the evening Caz (that's how it's pronounced, I have no idea how to spell it) and her husband Mel came over and had dinner with us. They're friends of my parents from when we still lived near London. It was nice to see them again. Sunday was very very hot. I cycled to Church, that wasn't too hard. Cycling back was a massive effort. By the time I got back I think I was suffering from some form of heat exhaustion. The service was by Dr. Henry Blackaby (not sure if that's spelt correctly) and was most interesting. It revolved around putting God first in your life. Sunday afternoon was nothing special, though I did stay up rather late playing team matches in Counter Strike (it's good if you play it with the right people).