Archive for September, 2006

Matt and Kat’s house

Saturday, September 30th, 2006 | Life

Has anyone else noticed that the aforementioned house is known as “Matt and Kat’s house” in which Kieran just happens to live. It’s never Matt’s house, Kat’s house, Kieran’s house or Matt, Kat and Keiran’s house. It’s always just Matt and Kat’s house.

Therefore I’ve come up with a few solutions to the problem.

  • Kieran changes his name to either Matt or Kat
  • Kat runs off with Sarann and it becomes Matt and Kieran’s house
  • I am promoted to honerary resident like at Sarann’s house and we call it Chris’s house


Saturday, September 30th, 2006 | Life

I’ve spent a bit of time getting some coding done recently which has been cool as my activities over the past few weeks have included hardly any. Combine that with the meditation inspired by Garden State which I am currently watching and will probably blog more about later and it’s brought up some interesting thoughts about the future.

I mean, uni is ok but so far the lectures are scoring pretty high on the boring scale. And work isn’t the same since I got back from uni. So I’m still fairly unsure as to which is the lesser of two evils. I really need to spend more time on my online ventures and get them to a much higher level. Things are building slowly but they need to be moving much faster.

I also think I need to be more pro-active in getting some group projects and ventures together. The sooner the better, I might post a few ads and forum posts around and see what happens.

Matt gets blogrolled

Thursday, September 28th, 2006 | Life

Considering a site for my blogroll is quite an undertaking. I can’t let any crap on there, it’s a very select list. You have to have an interesting, entertaining and regularly updated blog. Or be Michelle (seriously, no posts for 3 weeks, what is that about?). However after much consideration I have decided to blogroll Matt.

So head over and have a read of the infinite words of Matt Revell.

Hyde Park Social

Thursday, September 28th, 2006 | Life

Last Tuesday I ventured down to the Hyde Park Social. They do pints of coke for £1 and doubles for like £1.50, £2.00 which are great prices. The place itself though leaves quite a bit to be desired. The atmosphere seems ok but I wasn’t that impressed. Phil and B didn’t seem to be either, what can I say, we have standards. I like my expensively fitted out bars. Yeah, you pay a little more for drinks but I would rather. If you were just out to get drunk, get a bottle of spirits and drink at home.

My life on standby

Monday, September 25th, 2006 | Life

It’s been well ages since I blogged. So let’s do a day by day break down.

Saturday (16th)
Wendy House. Moved my stuff in to Ellerslie during the day and then went home for a BBQ. Finished it off at Wendy House. Left around 2 and ended up getting to bed at 4:30. Fun night.

Sunday (17th)
Welcome party, met a lot of my housemates, spent some time in The Terrace. I’ve already blogged about this day too looking back at it.

Monday (18th)
Intro party. Was fun, I went down and spent most of the time hanging out in Stylus’s Kissdafunk room as they were remixing rock stuff into dance tunes whereas the indie room was a little too indie for my taste. I felt really ill about 1ish though and had to leave, spent some more of the night talking to my housemates.

Tuesday (19th)
Went to Tunnel Club with Rich and saw Dead Disco which is an indie rock chick band who were good.

Wednesday (20th)
Spent the daytime at the societies fair recruiting for film making soc. Went to School Disco with Michelle, that was lots of fun. I got well wasted though.

Thursday (21st)
I had to be up at 8am for ISS VSA training which given I went to bed at 4am and was drunk it really knocked me out of it. Afterwards I spent a bit of time in the Llama before going to the second year introductory meeting and heading off to work to do a close, I was so tired by then, it wasn’t fun. Although probably worth it overall.

Friday (22nd)
Woke up feeling terrible in the morning from some kind of illness, maybe freshers flu. Almost phoned in sick but it was a close shift so I dragged my ass in and just took loads of paracetamol. I started feeling a little better at about 11ish so it wasn’t too bad. It took us till 3 to do the close though, Charlotte was doing dining area close till 1:50 and front counter took longer than anyone so myself and Neil did kitchen close and dive (a 3 person job) between us before front counter had finished! That is why we are on “the team” and the others aren’t.

Saturday (23rd)
Went down to Crossgates in the morning to try and get myself an X-Box. Couldn’t get one but I did find Dark Forces for the Playstation which I was well pleased about as I didn’t know it was released on anything other than PC. The walk took it out of me and I started feeling ill again though.

I had a 3:45-9 shift at work which was the most mental night shift I have ever worked. 3 people had called in sick and 2 of them were on the closing team so despite Danny drafting more people in they didn’t get out until 5am – they were still outside when Rob turned up to open for breakfast!

Meanwhile I went to Oblivion but still being ill left after about an hour.

Sunday (24th)
Had to be up at 9:30 for work. Afterwards my dad picked me up and gave me a lift home which was cool. Then me and Michelle headed out to the All-American Rejects gig which was wicked, they are quite an active band on stage (no Billy Talent but still very good).

Monday (today)
Had 2 lectures. And 2 hours of drinking in the Llama. It’s a nice balanace I think.

Rejects gig

Sunday, September 24th, 2006 | Life

It’s been a long, long time since I blogged. The All-American Rejects rocked. Yeah!

Welcome party

Monday, September 18th, 2006 | Life

Started the day by going shopping with Michelle. We got lunch in the Corn Exchange and bought a ton of food and other such required items. Then in the evening I finally got to meet my flatmates and we headed down to the welcome party at the union.

We spent a few hours there in The Terrace and in Stylus before heading back and chilling out. It’s cool getting to know people and hopefully I should make some great new friends.

First night

Sunday, September 17th, 2006 | Life

Just got back in. Went to Wendy and saw loads of people (Michelle, Sarann, Matt, Kat, Spikey Haired Matt, George, Sophie, Oli, Oli, Danny, Phil, B just to name a few). I left with Michelle at 2am and we went back to her flat in Henry Price. It seems like a nice building and she has a social area in the kitchen which is a decent enough place to hang out in. Her room is pretty cool too although nowhere near the size of mine.

We ended up sitting round talking for like two hours which was cool. I’ve missed such things over the summer. Which is partly why I enjoy closes at work as everyone just sits round talking afterwards. And I didn’t have to worry about what time it was or when the last bus was which is great.

The hall is still deserted though there should be lots more people tomorrow.

Back in halls

Saturday, September 16th, 2006 | Life

Moved into Ellersle today. Was quite a quick move. I did about 30 minutes packing on Friday before work but nothing really until I got up at 9am this morning. Including time for lunch we were off at 1:30 which wasn’t too bad and it took no time to move it all into my room given I’m only on the first floor (compared to the third at Bodington) and I also had my mum helping us (as well as my dad who always gives me a hand).

The room is good, it’s so much bigger than my Bodington one. I have loads of spare floor space, I really do need to invest in some bean bag furniture. And this is including the recently added double bed. Plus we have a full kitchen including a cooker with a shove although so we should if we only get catered meals during term time. I also have a nice view over Lyddon Terrace and two beautiful large windows.

I have yet to explore everywhere though the showers seem ok and the common room looks good. The ones at Bodingon were quite plain and well, wrecked. We have a grand piano and sofas and everything in our common room though which is great. It’s not massive but then there are only 120 of us. On saying that, there were only 70 of us sharing the Grant House common room which was probably bigger than the one we have here.

They seem to have things sorted here. I have a chair that has just been re-covered, the carpet is new and as I’ve already mentioned, they recently replaced the single bed with the double (I first looked round here on Thursday or something when it still had the single so they must have done it like yesterday or something). The walls are like a light greenish colour though, I loved my walls at Bodington because they were white which is ideal as a background for filming news updates, video blogs, etc.

The real pay off will of course be tonight. I am going to the Wendy House and will be able to walk back in like 2 minutes which will be ace. Or maybe we will go back to someone’s room and I don’t have to worry what time my last bus is as I can stay there till anytime and just walk home.

DC marathon complete

Saturday, September 16th, 2006 | Life

I’ve just finished my Dawson’s Creek summer marathon and the blog that goes with it. It’s been fun watching all the episodes and keeping the blog all summer. Plus I’ve just watched the show finale for the first time and it was beautiful. I love DC, I really do.