Friday, February 24, 2006

I'm enjoying life at the moment. This is pretty evident by the recent lack of bloggage. When I don't post (properly) for over a week its usually for one of two reasons-

  1. Life is so dull and boring I have nothing to write about.
  2. Life is getting good so I don't have time to write about it.

Thankfully, this time, its the second one.

Last semester was a bit of a downer really. Right at the beginning I got hit with a minor financial crisis in that my sister's birthday and my best friend's 21st birthday struck on the same weekend. This meant double present buying, as well as a fabulous and therefore expensive outfit, was required. So before the semester had even begun, I was skint. I couldn't afford to go home for weeks, and I had loads of work to do anyway, so I stayed at home on the weekends watching DVDs by myself as my flatmates went home or went out and got drunk. Life was DULL.

However, I learnt my lesson and worked my arse off over Christmas in the pub, so I now have a small but hopefully significant amount of cash stowed away for the end of the semester and I've been more careful with my spending, so money isn't as much of a problem this time around. I hope not anyway. I've been too scared to check my bank balance, and my card hasn't been rejected at ADSA yet, so I'm assuming there's still money there.

I've had even more work to do this semester because its dissertation time, which was a pain in the arse at the beginning, but I've nearly finished my research now so I'm nearly ready to start writing it, well before the deadline's even in sight, so all that hard work is now paying off and the work-related pressure is easing a little bit. Plus, I'm really interested in my dissertation's topic, so I actually enjoy doing it. I know. What a novel idea.

I'm getting a social life back a bit as well. So far this semester I haven't spent one lonely Saturday night in on my own. The realisation that this really is the final stretch, and once we leave uni the carefree student social life we know and love so much will be gone forever, is jolting me into making more of an effort into socialising and going out, instead of sinking into the sofa, sulking, and telling myself that I can't go out anyway, too much work, not enough money, excuse, excuse, etc. etc. I went home last weekend purely to go out round Llandudno and have a laugh with my home-best friends (and laugh we did) and had a bloody good time. On Monday night I went along to a 'night of a thousand dinners' put on by my society STAR (Student Action for Refugees) which I'm a committee member for. The idea was to bring a dish you'd made yourself from your country of origin. I took along the famous bara brith. It was a really good night and I met all sorts of people, and all money raised went to destitute asylum seekers, so I left feeling not only full, but good about myself. And last night I went to a Brazilian-themed club night put on again by STAR for destitute asylum seekers. It was a really good night. And tonight I may even venture out to the Cockpit.

And also, my hair is finally long, shiny and in good condition and my fringe now does exactly what I want it to do all the time, instead of just when it feels like it.

So yes, all in all, I'm pretty darn happy at the moment.

Oh, and one final thing, I am very much approving of the telly at the moment. I won't go into too many details, but I will say-

  • ER is amazing at the moment and I'm living for Monday nights.
  • Footballer's Wives has made its welcome return. Favourite quote from last night's episode - (Amber, talking about her dead husband Conrad) 'Conrad would have wanted to help, and as his ambassador on earth ...'
  • H&A's Jack Holden is very yummy indeed. The way he looks at Martha ... *swoon*. I do think he should take his shirt off more often though.


  • At 9:35 pm, Blogger Huw said…

    Finally. A Home & Away update. I was beginning to have serious doubts about the direction of this blog.

  • At 8:17 am, Blogger Welsherella said…

    What fantastic bloggage! Pomgirl replies to a good post from me in point form and I feel the need to do the same:

    1. How amazing to actually LIKE your dissertation topic; I am in awe!
    2. How amazing to actually be able to control your spending! Again, total admiration!
    3. Congratulations on the well-behaved fringe! Long may it continue.
    4. Well done on the STAR thing; I was involved in Social Action with the CU and we did cool stuff like that, as well as go out on cold Friday nights with flasks of soup... I work in a soup kitchen now, which is warmer - a sort of promotion, really!
    5. I may have to start watching H and A again...
    6. I really hope you did go out to the cockpit...

  • At 8:41 pm, Anonymous Ys said…

    *sigh* Home and Away... Is it wrong of me to wish I was ten years younger so I could like the younger Holden brother? I would have loved him when I was twelve!

  • At 8:11 am, Anonymous Tilesey said…

    I used the, "wait till my card gets rejected before worrying about my balance" method too.

    The only problem is that 6 years later I still crap myself if it takes a bit longer than usual to process my card!

  • At 3:40 pm, Blogger A young man said…

    Hi i've been away from the blogging thing for a while (see mine to see why), but still drop in to yours from time to time.

    Not a lot else to say really just to let you and everyone else who may read my thing that i'm alive


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