Got up, had lectures, went back home, played Wingnuts (awesome game by freeverse, Mac only). I did some WoA stuff then more Wingnuts, more WoA then bed. Yeah, very blog-worthy day...
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
Lab in the morning was boring but productive. I then went Christmas Shopping. Yeah, that's rather boring for a blog too. I got home, WoAed, made a voting system for the CU (to elect a new Leadership Team) in the space of an hour and a quarter. I also watched this, it gets good about 40 seconds in. Towards the night, I figured that rather than turning off the heating all the time, I should just walk around the house without a t-shirt on. Sorry for the boring blog :(
Thursday, November 30, 2006
I got up, managed to get into Uni in time for 0900. This was very useful because I was being paid for it. No, not paid to sit in a Java lecture, paid to sit down and listen to a lady tell me how the tour guides are different this year. It seems that the Tour Guides are getting better each year and I'm happy to see improvements like this (we go up the Spinnaker tower!). More importantly I was paid £6.68 or so an hour for one and a half hours, equates to a tenner. A tenner for sitting down, listening and then drinking a free cup of tea, three cups of Orange Juice and six biscuits (they were really nice ones). Yes, I am looking forwards to "working". I sat down in Anglesea for an hour doing various web things then went to my Digital Coms lecture. It was dull. After this the day got a lot better. If you've been paying attention you'll probably remember that last week and the week before I've had some charming female company on the way to the Prayer Lunch. Today was no exception with Lizzie, then Becca then Hannah joining me on my way. I'm not complaining. Prayer Lunch was good, the food itself was pretty nice, I ate almost all the Scotch Eggs myself. After the Prayer Lunch I went home, did some Web Stuff for WoA and then later went over to see Huw. We did some WoA stuff, we did some stuff for a thing he's doing called "Being a Geek for God" and then played a strategy game called Mac Fungus that I don't have time to explain.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
I awoke, lay down a bit and got up in time to leave the house at 0830. I got to the lecture on time and sat through it as Ionnais started on GUIs. After that I sat down for two hours in the Anglesea building using a fast internet connection to download any more Mac Freeware I could get my mouse pointer on. The Software systems lecture wasn't amazing nor was the rest of the day Lecture wise. In fact, the rest of the day was mostly naff. On the plus side I now have 27 friends on my MySpace and Lizzie has only 18 so I think that I have sort of proved her incorrect in her slightly impolite insult the other evening in the pub. Tomorrow I have training for my Student Tour guide thing or something or other. Basically it involves me turning up, sitting down, being told not to yell at people or be rude. I am then given some free drinks, a short quiz on Portsmouth (which I'll fail because I am rubbish) and then told that they'd like me to work for them because I'm such a nice person (well, that's what I predict will happen, we'll soon find out if I am accurate or not).
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I awoke very tired at 0700. I lay down till 0730 when my loud alarm forced me out of bed. I was however overcome by sleep and tiredness and fell back into bed. I re-awoke at 0830. Interestingly I still managed to wash, dress and pack my bag so as to get to the lab for 0905ish. Java and Formal Computing both make for poor blogging. Again I was required to help move sound stuff. This was harder than normal as I was still aching from the weekend, I reckon I need to do more exercise. Maybe I should pack my bag full of really heavy stuff each day and carry that, walking really fast. Anyhoo, we got the sound stuff there and I went to Tesco to get some food for myself and Steve Haskew. On the way I found a homeless guy under the bridge by the station and made a note to get him some bread. In Tesco I completely forgot about the bread and halfway back I remembered about the man. I ummed and arrred about what to do when it struck me that Jesus would want me to give him something. At Tesco I had bought a pair of Cheese and Ham slices (they're really nice and only a quid) along with two litres of lemonade. Then I remembered, I had 200g of chocolate in my pocket. I ummed and arred even more about this, it's fun to share chocolate with my friends, but again, Jesus would want me to give him something and I soon discovered that it was for the best. I gave him the chocolate and he was overcome with thanks. In retrospect he needed it more than anybody else I talked to tonight and really was very happy with it. CU tonight was slightly different. We had a special speaker called Rico Tice (or Tyce, can't remember the spelling) speak. It was an evangelistic talk and centered a lot on Hell. He was a very good speaker and really funny. He's also the guy from the Christianity Explored DVDs so I told him he did a good job on them. After the meeting we packed up and Sarah drove the stuff back. We made very good time and got to the Pub midway through people arriving which I was rather impressed with. In the Pub I talked to Rob about his weekend and beat Dan in a very hard game of Chess. Despite making a silly mistake and losing his Queen Dan still played a good game and I was wondering if he was going to win for a while. I walked Siän home (along with a lady called Sarah who's not appeared here before, she's visiting Siän) and then went home. In the pub Lizzie had said that I don't have enough friends to get many friends on MySpace. I created a MySpace profile and at the time of writing have 9 friends. If you've got a MySpace account, add me! I am going to try and get to my 0900 Java lecture tomorrow, I'm getting annoyed about missing them all the time.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
I didn't manage to awake quite so fast today, and it was a smidgin later. Still, I woke up at about 0750 and was out of bed in 60 seconds. I showered and went to the prayer meeting. Everybody wondered why I was so dry, I was rather confused until I was told that Colin had stolen somebody's towel while they were in the shower, they thought it was mine (and were hoping it was). Turns out it was Justin's. I informed them that if they stole my towel while I was in the shower I'd get out of the shower dripping went, throw on my shorts and turn up to the prayer meeting like that. I got the impression they won't be taking my towel next houseparty. After the prayer meeting Ceryn gave myself and Colin a very good idea, throw cold water over someone in a shower. Steve La P was having a shower very soon and didn't hear this idea. I threw a jug of cold water first and since I didn't hear anything, Colin did so too a minute later. This prompted a response of "Thanks Colin, I just hope that wasn't toilet water". It was of course just tap water and Colin could not actually be seen by Steve as there was a wall in the way, as you might have guessed, Colin plays lots of jokes on people. Steve Haskew had a cunning plan to add to the joke, turn out all the lights in the bathroom. Then we decided to tie the door to a wall too. Then we scrapped the string idea and instead duct-taped bin bags across the doorway, Steve managed to punch through them in moments and it was quite funny. Strangely enough nobody else had a shower after that... The Morning talk was a conclusion to the weekend and explained to be gentle and not force Christianity onto people. After the talk we had lunch, it was very very tasty. This weekend, due to the additional energy expended, I've been eating twice what I normally eat (meaning I eat roughly what a normal person eats), this meant I could enjoy more food than normal. Woo! After lunch we all started to clean up and pack our bags. The hovercraft back was a lot smoother than the way there and because I'd gone to bed earlier each day, I wasn't quite as tired this year as I was the last. This meant I was able to walk home, upon getting home I sat down for a while, had a big mug of tea and tried to work out if I was going to Church or not. I decided to see who else might come, Siän and Ceryn were not online. I started talking to Becca, she'd mentioned that she'd like to come to Eastney and so I asked her if she'd like to come tonight. In retrospect that might have not been the best plan ever. Becca lives near the Union, Eastney Evangelical Free Church is a half hour walk away by my speed. This equates to approx a 2.5 mile walk from one to the other. In total I walked 1.25 miles to the Union, 2.5 to Eastney, 2.5 back, 1.25 to my house. That's 7.5 miles for those that can't be bothered to count. Surprisingly enough I don't feel knackered from that. My upper body is worn out, but that was the case before the hovercraft trip, my legs if anything feel better for the walk! After getting back I WoAed a little, blogged and went to bed. There will be pictures up at a later time, for now I have 350mb of photos and other people are giving me theirs too! That's a lot to sort through.
I awoke to my watch alarm, after a single bleep I was fully away (I had been semi-awake before that). The current time was 0700 which meant I was the first guy up and quite possibly up before any of the ladies. At 0800, Colin and myself woke everybody up for the prayer meeting. Normally Collin does it himself alone and uses a bell. Steve Haskew had however removed the ball and chain part of the bell from the bell itself. Apparently my voice is louder than the bell. Yay! After the Prayer Meeting (not too many were so tired as to be unable to attend) we had a quiet time until breakfast. Breakfast itself was really good, the fact that my table was last to be called up was all due to Becca (she laughed at me) but it didn't spoil the food at all. After breakfast we had a talk, the theme for this weekend is Evangelism. This talk was about leading a Godly life, one that'd speak to those around you about the change that Jesus has made in your life. After that we had some games, then we had Lunch. Lunch was pretty nice (again, my table was one of the last to be served). After lunch we played some wide games. These were great fun and I enjoyed them a lot. Chris and Emma have organised all the games played so far and they've done a wonderful job of it too. Incidentally, I got Becca back for deliberately choosing my table last (she laughed at me) by throwing some water at her. I really don't think it bothered her as she joined in with a massive mud fight (which I managed to avoid). While some people got themselves covered in mud, myself and a group of others played Leg Wrestling. I am not very good at it, I believe that having some weight would really help me to be better at it, looks like I need to grow a bigger stomach if that's to happen. After the games we had some seminars where we discussed what we'd been told by the speaker. It was good (we split into men and ladies) and we covered some good topics. After the seminars we had some dinner and then watched some fireworks. The fireworks were fairly impressive, impressive seeing as Steve was the only one lighting them, had 12ish rockets and only two tubes to launch them from. I had offered to help but Sam Groves was meant to be helping, he just didn't go down and help Steve, I was most confused. After the fireworks we had an evening talk about how to make the most of opportunities and how to engineer them, namely by living that life. For the Evening-Night some of us watched Napoleon Dynamite, a strange yet funny and interesting film. I blogged and went to bed.