A day of ups and downs…

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Here is a tip – don’t try to do clever Politics essays at 20 past 2 in the morning.  Sometimes I wonder where I went wrong with the time of day I do my college work…Well, I have it done now, and its not tooo bad, but I don’t know, that’s what I think at 3 in the morning, lol.

Hmm, this year, so far, has been pretty bad.  There is a part of me that wants to just start again from the beginning, but I can’t, so I guess I should make the best now…but I do wonder where it all seems to have gone wrong. [read more]

Posted on Tuesday 7th January, 2003 at 12:00 pm in College, Open Diary, University.
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Finally, an update

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So here we go, I have finally updated here…sorry its been so long, I have thought about it, but just not got round to it (or not been in the mood)…and I have been working on this since Friday evening, lol).

Hmm, what is there to say.  Well, its been the holidays this last week so I haven’t been in college (obviously, lol), but I have been working on things for my UCAS form.  I got the personal statement done before we finished on Friday, and showed it to Kevin who suggested a few improvements to it, which I did that day, and then brought it home for my parents to have a look though…and they have come up with even more things to put in it *sigh* …still, its all for the better 🙂  I think I have most of my choices for uni’s pinned down as well – York, Durham (hmm, which I’m not too keen on at the moment because of the accommodation, but still putting it down), Lancaster, Exeter (which is a long way south, and I would be a long way from Natalie :'( ), and Dundee.  I still need to get a 6th one, and I think it should be my insurance one – with lower grades so I know I will get in there if nowhere else!  So I am all set to rush off to a computer room when we get back to college and fill it all on so they can get it off nice and soon, lol. [read more]

Posted on Sunday 27th October, 2002 at 12:45 am in College, Open Diary, University.
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Exam results

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Exam Results came out today, and, hmm, well, I am happy with some of them, but I have to admit that I am not happy with the rest :-\

Here we go then (starting bad, getting better, lol): Maths & Physics – E 🙁  Sociology – C, General Studies – B (I got 100% in one of the papers, I don’t know how, the examiner must have been drinking, lol), Computing – A.

I’m happy with the last 3, but its the first two that are a problem.  I knew for a long time that I wouldn’t get a good mark in Maths, but I wasn’t sure about Physics…I thought a C maybe, but…well.  OK, so I know I didn’t do work this year, I know that I should have done work, I know I should have actually taken it seriously, and I know I have no excuse for what I got, I know that.  Still, I have to do something about it, and I will do.

I suppose I can say that until the cows come home, but I will do, I will do something about it – number one, do some actual work this next year in college!  I don’t know what else I am going to do about it, but I only got the results today, and I will think about it tonight I’m sure, and see what I can do about it.  I suppose I can resit parts of the exams which let me down, that is a possibility with the AS levels, however much I don’t like the idea of them.  But not to dwell on the bad things, I got 100% on one of the G/S papers, which was impressive (very impressive), and I did better than I thought I would in Sociology, hehe.

My parents are going away in about 3 weeks, to central Europe…that will be fun to say that most of it is underwater, hehe.  They are going to the two places that are the worst hit, hopefully their holiday wont be totally messed up, but we will have to see.

That’s about all I want to say for now.  I’ll think about college things, and I’ll let you know what I decide, whatever, I’ll be OK, and as Natalie said – I still have her, and we love each other.

Posted on Thursday 15th August, 2002 at 12:00 pm in College, Open Diary.
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College and Exams

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This is the 3rd time I have written this entry now…and it’s getting annoying!  It’s my fault, but that’s not the point – I crashed my computer first time, then reconnected the second time because it wouldn’t post, but I copied it so I didn’t have to rewrite it…and forgot to post it!  So here we go again…

Its the last week of my exams this week, and I have 5 left – two computing on Thursday, two physics on Friday, and stats tomorrow.  Stats wont me much fun – its the worst of the maths, and if any of the others are anything to go by then it is going to be hard. [read more]

Posted on Monday 27th May, 2002 at 12:00 pm in College.
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Not a Proper Update

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I wanted to update properly today, but I haunt got time now – I wanted to do it earlier, but I fell asleep instead, which was nice, hehe.  I will try to update again tomorrow when I get back from my maths exam, and I will be off catching up with other people’s lives too 🙂

Just want to say that, as of today, I never have to touch sociology ever again, and that is a fantastic feeling (almost at the same level as not ever having to ever do PE again, hehe).

I had 4 exams today, and have written 20 sides of A4 in 5 hours, and my finger still hurts from it all, hehe.  Still, it means that I now have 2 complete subjects out of the way – Sociology and General Studies.  I actually enjoyed the G/S paper 2 today, it was good fun.

Anyway, I will write more tomorrow 🙂

Just to think – only 1 week and 1 exam left this year, then that’s all I have to worry about, yey.

Posted on Wednesday 22nd May, 2002 at 12:00 pm in College.
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Long Update

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I said I would update again soon, and I have got bored with what I was doing, so I thought I would do this now.

I have finished all my exams for this week, the last one was Physics practical this morning from 9 until 11.  I have tomorrow off exams, but there is a Physics revision session that I think I will go to – other wise I will have nothing to do all day, and wont know what to do with myself, like I have done today.

Actually, it seems a lot later than it is now – I had this exam this morning, so that meant getting up at the normal time for college (actually, a bit early), and going into college for about quarter to 9.  That was over by 11.10, so I came back home again (I thought about going into Halifax, but I didn’t have much money on me, and I only wanted an ice cream, and I don’t think there would have been an ice cream van about on a Thursday.  So I came straight home, and was back for 11.40.  Since then I have been trying to find things to do.  So far I have cut the grass in the field, messed about on my computer for a bit, and looked on the internet to find out how much it would cost to convert a double decker bus to a holiday home thing (you see, I want to buy one and get it converted, I thought about this the other day on the way home, just thought it would be fun, lol.  I will never be able to afford it I don’t imagine, but I can have it planned out and then if I do get enough money… 😉

Actually, I am, for only the second time in my life, going to get a lottery ticket this weekend.  I thought I might as well as it is only one pound for 4 draws this week (they renamed it ‘Lotto’, so are having a big prize giveaway thing making you entered into 4 draws for one ticket).  So, you never know, I might be able to afford it after Saturday night. Then again…

I went off to Ben and Tim’s AS drama exam on Monday night and filmed it, I was really impressed with the result (the camera work was exceptional), and being able to see people from my old school again was nice.  The play was good too, but if it was better than the last year production of the same thing (which I lit), I don’t know, but it was very good, and I think Tim was by far the best person in it (heh, its good not telling people about this diary, because then I can say things like that and not upset them), and Ben was good, but he cant seem to do ‘normal’ acting – weird things, yeah, he is great, but not for normal things, he just doesn’t seem to be able to do normal…I suppose he has an excuse – he isn’t normal 😛

The weather has been really nice today, its supposed to be the start of a mini-heatwave, but it just now seems to have turned a bit, and the sun has gone in, and the wind picked up, but we will see, it might still be a nice weekend, and might be the start of that heatwave, we will see.

Natalie and I are getting on fine. That’s about all there is to say about that. We haven’t got to see each other as much as we would like in the last week or so because of the exams.  Still, just have to think – give it a few weeks and we will be able to be with each other loads more, and I can’t wait, but I have to get though my exams first.  Her brother is bringing his girlfriend back to their house today, but its not fair – I wont get to meet her (I wanted to meet her, lol), and her mum isn’t much looking forward to that (she is worried about what she will be like, but as I said – I don’t think she has to worry too much, they are only 12, so if she doesn’t like him, then there is plenty of time for him to change his mind.  Hmm, should I be saying things like that to my girlfriend’s mum?  Seems a little odd to say that I am going out with her daughter…but she likes me a lot, or so I am told, and I suppose I can see it).  I bought some love hearts as well on Wednesday – I was going into the shop at the bus stop to get some chocolate and they were just in front of me, and only 26p for a big pack, so I bought them.  I was looking for nice ones to give to Nat (childish, yeah, I know, lol), but the best I could find were ‘my all’ and ‘forever’.  I gave those to her when I came out of the shop.  Actually, when I asked her, she said she hadn’t eaten them yet because it spoils the idea, but, well, I don’t know, I just thought I would give them to her just for fun, and she can eat them if she fancies 🙂

When I was on the phone to Natalie last night she told me about this guy who came into her work (blah, evil word…no, mustn’t think that, I do need a job), he had a yellow cardigan round his neck, and was bout 50.  He asked her where the tins of fruit were.  To cut a long story short, he asked if they had any smaller tins because he was a bachelor, and so wouldn’t eat a whole big tin, and she suggested that he could buy a big one, and cover it with clingfilm and put it in the fridge to use later, he said that was a good idea and went off to the checkout.  She said it made her think (actually, she said that the thought had been wandering about in her head for a while, but this made her think about it more) – she said that she had decided that she can’t let me end up like that.  This comes from a girl who for as long as I have known her has said that the ‘only thing I [she] would take up the isle would be a cleaning trolley’ (get us together and you get a string of either sick and twisted innuendo, or really bad jokes, its great).  She is the last person I would think would say something like that…not that I think it’s a bad thing, but that is a bit odd…that and the other day when I, jokingly, said that I might get her an engagement ring for her birthday, she said that although it would probably be a silly thing to do, she would agree.  Should I be worried?  Well, no, I’m not.  Even though she has said all that, I don’t think that if it came to it she would agree, and I don’t have any plans of propositioning her just yet.  I can’t think of anyone in the world that I would rather, and I don’t think I ever will, but not just yet, thank you.

Posted on Thursday 16th May, 2002 at 12:00 pm in College, People, Uncategorized.
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