May 12, 2003


Hmm, well, that blog I meant for what I'm guessing was 2 days ago finally got posted. Silly american programs not liking pound signs, which I now know to type £ :-D. This is yet again thanks to Ed the resident genius (well, one of 3). Also a big correction from the last blog, Ant did make it to Ropewalk, though for a slightly reduced duration due to excessive alcohol intake, remember kids, being drunk is NOT cool! (well it is really and we all know it).

So today? Wrote a rather stupid report for my silly Geotechnics lab, 200 words, a true waste of time, I'll be surprised if they even read it! Got an email from Jim, my best mate from home, which is good cos I thought he'd DIED! Decided I'd done enough for the day and sat on my bed to fold some socks. mundane I know, but these things have to be done, they were taking up too much drying space and making it difficult to get into my drawers. Then DISASTER!

As I sat down the bed gave a slight groan, followed by a shreik that we all know only partners screws being dragged against their will through wood, in a direction that can only be described as the worng way! This all culminated with an awesome thud as a leg gave way and sent a corner of the bed crashing down like a 1 ton shell onto the deck of a battleship! To be honest, having had a broken washing machine replaced this week already, most people at this point would have panicked. Not me. I collapsed in what could be called a complete fit of laughter. Ed and Ant at this point became slightly concerned as I rolled down the stairs trying not to piss myself. This is mainly because I have a tendancy to laugh when things go horribly wrong, never invite me to a funeral, I'll probably laugh all the way through.

Once I'd recovered we then set about assessing the problem. The bed was overturned and then disected, mainly using pliers (thank you leatherman) and a screwdriver (thanks Ed). This revealed that this isn't the first time the bed has suffered this fate. It appeared to be mostly stapled together, except for where it had broken. Me thinks someone has been DIY botching! So we ripped the broken slat out and plans were made to raid the skip up the road for wood. These failed miserably, mainly due to the fact that the wood would be wet as it rained last night, and it being cold and dark outside. So... What to do?

The plan is as follows: Sleep with matress on floor tonight; hand in coursework tomorrow morning; go to homebase; buy wood, large hammer and screws; come home; fix bed; revise. In light of this being an exceedingly busy day I have removed the frozen bolagnese sauce from the freezer, I will need the sustinance, mainly because I'm working at the bar tomorrow night too! I think the most worrying thing is that Ant has the same type of bed... Mind you he doesn't spend as much time in it as me so maybe he's safe.

As a footnote, the room does look much more spacious with just the matress on the floor, but the bed frame against the wardrobe isn't very pretty and it certainly doesn't help access to clothing either! Well I leave you now, sleep is needed, tomorrow is going to be a BIG and busy day!

Posted by Russ at 02:38 AM | Comments (1)

May 11, 2003

Really I Will Do This More Often

Well, Another blog!

So whats been going on? Well Group project ate my life last week and this week has been very odd!

Firstly the group project is gone! REJOICE! Presentation went well despite the 3 hours of sleep in the previous 48 hours! Decided to celebrate by going out and getting wasted! How novel... NOT.

Started with a super-turbo shandy, moved on to reef, sambuca, aftershock, a sexy lisa (smirnoff ice and an orange bacardi breezer, try it, you'll love it :-D). Ended up not making it clubbing as Ant went home early, made it to ropewalk and discovered I also was a bit worse for where so decided my bed was a good plan. Cracking night though, we were all truly battered.

Didn't do much over the weekend, went shopping, brought it back alone :-(. Though the taxi driver was a legend and gave us a hand carrying it into the house. Watched the GP with Matt, very smug over the whole Ferrari thing, just who does this Alonso fella think he is though? messing up the 1-2 and all! Worked the bank holiday, gutted, but went out after and had a wicked time at a punk night at obsessions. Mind you, got wrecked on stella in under an hour, thank you belgium (brewed in the UK).

THis week has been fairly lazy. TECed on tuesday for AU ball. Ed is a legend, he appears to single handedly run the whole op. Had fun lugging speakers and stuff all day, feel I learnt lots. Was rather achey on wednesday though, but did enjoy myself, reminded me of doing lighting at school, only on a smaller time frame and much much bigger!

Spent Wednesday recovering sleeping. Thursday was a bit of a late riser, but peaked by going to a poker night and only losing

£1! Considering I was about £3 down at one point I consider this fairly good, I will do better next time, 1p stakes make it very hard to bluff... ;-)

Today has been a bit of a nothing day, except discovering I had a lab due! Have done most of it and will finish it over the weekend, hand in on monday to avoid losing marks. This is all rather silly though since the official deadline isn't till tuesday! but they need it in early cos the screwed up and realised they don't have enough time to mark it! FOOLS! Plus the instructions are written by 2 people and are totally confusing and really a pile of TOSS! Phew, stress over.

Spent a fair bit of time downloading tunes from artists I only have one song of in an attempt to widen my music taste. Seems to be going well. Must remind Ed to update my winamp thing so you can all see what I'm listening to.

Suppose that's it, all that looms now is REVISION on the horizon, followed by EXAMS!!!!

PS: as a subnote, the spell check seems to struggle with names of alcoholic beverages! LOL

Posted by Russ at 10:15 PM | Comments (0)