As ever, it's been too long since I've updated on here, so I'll just ignore the majority of crap that's happened since my last post and instead focus on where I'm at right now.
Brief overview of current situations with my life:
1st year of uni is done and gone, went well, get results soon(ish). Done work experience for the BBC and with an acoustic consultancy company at the Platt Fields Festival (who are keeping me on record for working other festivals/gigs/events). Both were quite dull, but are great for my cv and were good experience.
Currently packing up my stuff for moving back to Marple, leaving at the end of July since my mum's moving to Qatar to teach (go her!), so I get to stay in the house for free and thus save some money.
Most of my attentions right now are focused on planning for Latitude festival, I'm trying to get a new car for the drive down and so have to sell my lovely motorbike :( (more details here, for those interested)
Obviously, this has meant that I've been looking at MANY cars and have drawn up a short list of 3 I'd like (and can afford):
1) Volkswagen Golf
2) Audi A3
3) Volvo S40
The first 2 are essentially the same car, but the golf's are considerably cheaper, both do a nice 1.8 turbo engine which I'd be happy with. The volvo has great spec but I think I'd only really want the T4 version, 200bhp engine, that's enough power to beat pretty much any boy racer by a long way.
I guess it's just a matter of how much I get for my bike and what's available at the time, as is ever the case.
Hopefully living at my mum's will enable me to save enough money to get a nice bike next year.
Anyway, that's pretty much all that's occurring in my small, boring, capitalist orientated life.
I was just browsing around amazon for some walking boots, and came across a pair of Magnum bots, which I am aware is the required standard for police. and much to my amusement, when I scrolled down to the "customers also bought", I came across the following:
That's right, apparently to become a new police sergent, you need to read a book to find out what makes you a good policeman, family guy to get a sense of humour, and slimming pills to lose that excess bacon weight.
(if you don't believe me, have a look yourself... just look!
I think I'm going to start to post links to random sites/pages I find online and deem interesting for one reason or another.
Today's entry comes in the form of a newspaper article about a court case.
The out come of which I still have trouble believing, and the implications utterly bewilderingHave a look
It's been since June since I last made a post, and I have very little to say still. It's a new year, so I guess I should do the whole obligatory "New Years Resolution Post", I can't be bothered to do a retrospective of 2008, so I'll just look on to 2009.
It seems odd that we're on 2009 already, one more year and we'll be out of the naughties, and I'll be into my 4th decade of life... that's weird...
Right, my NYRs...I guess I need to put things into perspective, quite tired of things now, work at Cheadle is good- excellent money, nice enough people, easy work, etc, but it's not what I want to be doing, so I guess a job/career is something I'd like to get sorted out this year (great economic state to be in this situation eh?). I have considered joining the police, so that's one avenue I should look a bit more into, but I like what I know so far.
My body has fallen into noticeable disarray, which I could do with sorting out by eating properly and doing some excercise. Where did it go wrong? There's no way I'm letting 16 be my peak age, that's just wrong!
Friends! Not being a particularly social being makes keeping in touch with people quite difficult, so I'd like to make some amendments to my personality in that respect.
Other than that I don't know, I guess they're just the pressing issues of my life I dislike the most and would like to change most rapidly. I have other smaller things I'd like to accomplish this year... Get out on my bike more, do some kind of traveling, be it holiday, extended bike rides or both...riding around europe is appealing to me...
Going to a festival or two would be nice, depends on the line up though I think?
Ok, I'll put these into an more tangable form for your ease of skimming, I know your friends pages get full...
1. Get a job/career
2. Take up exercising
3. Go out more
I think that'll do me for now.
Happy New Year!
Interview went ok.
I find out before the end of Friday how it actually went...
Could have some employment with a future here...?
For pretty much as long as I can remember I've considered getting a tattoo. In high school, I thought about getting one of a big cat (a puma or tiger or something of that sort), in discussing it at the time, I told this to a friend (who at the time seemed to be copying me as much as he could), and he promptly went and got it done himself (without saying anything to me). Fortunately for me his tattoo looked rubbish, and was a big help in affirming in my mind that it wasn't what I wanted.
With being fully aware that if I choose to have something done, it will become a permanent part of my body, I don't see it as a decision to be taken lightly. Rather something I have, and will continue to put a great deal of consideration into. Hopefully culminating in me finding exactly what I want.
I do adore unique pieces of art people have as tattoos and do think it might be nice to have something like that, but then I think back to what it is I love, what I would be happy to have with me for the rest of my life. What aspects of my life do I enjoy...?
And to be honest, all I can boil it down to is the fact that I'm a geek. I like maths, I like physics, I like astronomy, (also video games and cartoons too, but I would need something outstanding for that) and to be honest, this opens many doors.
In searching for some influence, I stumbled across this site
(my computer continually has trouble opening this page), run by the well known science writer Carl Zimmer. With those as an idea platform, maybe I can start thinking a little deeper into what I'd be happy with.
Also, I'd like to know (and possibly see) what any of you all have for your ink work, and why you chose it?
Oh, and any suggestions would be appreciated (nothing stupid though Iain!).
- Music:Random...not too good today
Generally I'll use this thing to update on my life's events to date (or at least since my last post), but I think that's pretty much covered in Hannah's last post (for those of you who don't have her added, it's basically about the 4 day Hindu wedding we went to on the weekend).
Today however, I just felt like having a little rant, I just feel a bit hopeless and run down. Once again I've come to the end of another course, and have even less of an idea what I want to do.
I think I'm done with education for now, I'd just like to find a job I can settle into, progress up, make some good money and be happy. I've been scouring the NHS jobs pages since I have no idea where to look, I guess the MEN jobs paper might be worth a look. I do have money to last me for a bit, but most of that has been allocated to my motorbike (which I'm still looking for, I found 2 very nice ones, which had sold before I managed to call the owners). I should really get off my arse and lodge a complaint about my course I've just finished, and how shit they all were. Some compensation is entitled, which would help right now.
I don't know... I already have 2 part time jobs so I could ask for more time at either of them, but I want something I can focus on, have a future with, only I have no idea what I want I want a future in. I do hope something comes along...
I guess only time will tell.
I do tend to land on my feet, so here's hoping for that.
Until then I'll just make do with listening to white, middle-class, angsty rock music to make myself feel better.
Not posted for a while (as usual), but I wanted to wait till today really, mainly because as of about 2 and a half hours ago, I can legally ride any motorbike on the road :D Thats right, I passed my bike test! Not that any of you really care, but I do.
I just need to buy a bike now :D
In other news, my uni course is coming to an end, I have one exam left to do next Wednesday (perhaps the hardest one), and one project left to do and hand in, which might be a bit tough, but will get me a better grade, I think I've pretty much passed all the course already, and anything I do form here just gives me better results. Which is nice.
I also started my new job at Cheadle Royal, which was quite fun, the main activities of the day were simply talking to patients and lighting their cigarettes for them. Easy money really (though the fucking 22% tax for a second job sucks ass).
I'm now looking for work for after my course, I've applied for a few, some I would like, others not so much. But we'll see how that goes.
All in all, this lovely weather is a good reflection of my general mood of late :D
Hope everyone out there's good too.
Things seem to be coming to quite a ncie head way lately. Asside from my course being fucked up for yet another year, but I think they'll do everything in their power to make sure we all pass, otherwise they'll be looking at a rather large lawsuit on their hands (which to be honest, they should have anyway). Well, exams start next week, and then run pretty much one per week for the next 4 weeks. Then I'm free!
In other life news, my job at Cheadle Royal's started, I got my new ID card in the post, and received a phone call today asking me to work tonight (but I had to turn it down due to having college tomorrow)( It's my face!Collapse )
I also took and passed my motorbike theory test on Friday, so I'm now well on the way to my bike now! I now just need to book my practical... once I find a gap in my schedule. Though, I think I'll end up making one for it.( Pass! Woop!Collapse )
I guess not much else is in occurance, Hannah and I went to Lyme Park yesterday which was nice. I've not been there for years, and it was great to do something with my day off too (the planned hangover was non existant, which left me the whole day free :D)( Hill view, and chillaxin' Hannah.Collapse )
Hannah's party went down quite well, small turn out (thanks to the usual hoards saying they will, but then not turning up), which was quite nice. everyone chatting, having some drink, I think it went quite well. Thank you for coming Iain.
I do believe that's all I have to say for now though. I let you know when I'm sorted with a bike, then I'll be taking ride requests :D