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So, I got my student card back, and contracts signed todaym and wrote out a statement for the fire extinguisher, bought myself a late brunch... feel a bit weird atm, what with a bit of pressure in my head at the moment, thinking I should prolly lie down as I'm not really in much of a state to do much.  Just glad I got  some of the more important stuff out of the way... might actually do my laundry in an hour, then do the camera tomorrow, and do shopping Saturday, and UEL on Monday, or not... not sure yet, I'll think of something, I'm sure... in the meantime, rest...

I just hope I get what I want to do done before my guest comes over...  I just really don't like doing much at the moment...
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Well, finally did my shopping at long last, and managed to find my handwritten entries, though somehow I misplaced my Oyster card, and even after reorganising the shelf, clearing my desk and looking in the aforementioned areas, it's just gone! But oh well... I ordered a new one which should hopefully be with me before the end of next week (Friday). I think I'll need to consider keeping it in my wallet, although I'm hoping that it doesn't interfere with my bank card and other cards that have magnetic strips... but as my mum said, everyone else seems to do it, so it shouldn't matter, right?

Speaking of card, Bank of Ireland is hounding me for payments now... I need to get the card paid off once and for all so I can get rid of it, same as for my bank account. Anyway, I decided to get myself an issue of Men's Health as part of my grocery shopping (as well as a watch which was fairly cheap, but nice) to help me get myself a bit fitter. My shopping cost me about 82 quid, although thanks to the money I had sorted out via coin deposits, I only had to pay 65.30, although it was a big ouch in that I had to pay out a fiver to get the coins counted (7.9p for every pound), but oh well, it lightened my load! I will have to go back tomorrow to get a refund because I was overcharged by 9 quid in my bill, as 2 belts were put on my bill, when I only bought the one! I'll only get about 5 quid back, but hey it's 5 quid I can put towards my next lot of shopping, which should hopefully be about 1/4 cheaper, given I don't need another watch, nor will I be buying milk next week, or magazines, among other things. I'll also have less weight for my weekly shopping, or so I hope.. considering I don't want to shell out for a bus pass, only to find that I have to shell out 7 quid for a taxi, and give bus trips are 2 quid, rather than the 3.50 I pay out for a pass.

That's another reason for getting the Oyster card, seeing as travel costs seem to be a bit of a leak for me at the moment, heh. :|

Anyway, I'm gonna stop it here as I've got very little to say now...
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Damn washing machines eating up my coinage... then there's the fact I have to go out again to Asda in the next while.  I so shouldn't have bought that bus ticket, given I'll prolly take a taxi back.  Oh well, I'm sure it makes up for all those times I've gone on without paying, although that said, I paid them more, but sod it, I don't give a fuck... I'm too tired. :|

If I can manage to get back by bus, I will, otherwise I'll take the taxi, although taxi is more appealing... I can actually get very close, heh.

Anyway, restime.

Goddammit!

Mar. 8th, 2007 11:05 pm
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Well, so much for today... I get my first early night in ages, and get up early, and as luck would have it, I feel like shit, and have some sort of cold or something... it sucks :(  So yeah, because today was such a spectacular failure, in every sense of the word, I'll be talking about yesterday, which was infinately better.  Anyway, I got myself a copy of Supreme Commander and Company of Heroes LE, which was quite good.  I now need to sell off my old copy of Dawn of War, because CoH has the GotY edition free with it.  I also did a little bit of shopping while I was out and about, getting a few things that I thought would be handy for me to get... ended up picking up 2 more £1 games as well, hehe.  Anyhow, I'm gonna have to call up the counselling people tomorrow, because I felt like shit today, and I'm also going to get my hair cut, and visit another UKCBer who lives nearby.  Additionally, I'm going to check out Well Hall Park while I'm in Eltham because the drive by's made it look nice, and I need an excuse to get outside, though I really should get my programming started on, as I've already missed the deadline for Systems Building, which I deliberately did.

Anyway, CoH is installed on my PC, and more than likely wouldn't play because of outdated drivers.  I updated them earlier today, so maybe it'll play now... well, it should, as this PC is the dogs bollocks in terms of gaming.  It's also the only PC I've successfuly kept relatively clean and in complete working order, which is amazing, because usually I forget to maintain it, though that said, I need to schedule regular defrags.  Anyway, I'll finish off the entry before this one, and then I'll be up to date.


I hate fucking colds though :|

Coincidentally, I'm working on a few nice ideas for Stormhaven, and additionally, FriendlyStorm IRC is the new name for FriendlyIRC ad Stormhaven IRC, as we're going uniform, or will eventually.

I almost forgot as well... I'm not getting my extenuation results for a while yet, so at least I know I'm not going mad, and unfortunately for me, in Asda, Nestle are the only ones that do condensed milk, which pisses me off a bit.  At this point, I'm wonder if my NEstle boycott has any point, as really I can't do much about it, heh.  Anyway, I did well not buying any products, except for the one time I needed a bottle of water...
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Well, I started my East London stuff today... went to UEL, but need to go back to sort out Residential.  I need to talk to Greenwich about getting my refund from UEL regarding tuition fees, so that's gonna get sorted Monday.  I'm keeping the money with the Chinese Medicine people, and am taking the acupuncture sessions to their Bromley branch.  I took an acupuncture and massage session, which was quite nice indeed.  Anyway, I got myself a few things from Gamestation for 30p (I had 10.69 store credit, hehe), namely a 2 for 1 deal... got Patlabour (Anime) and FEAR (PC game), as well as some WoW trading cards.  I also used part of the money I had left to buy myself brunch, so that's it now till my overdraft transfers, which I hate using because I'm gonna get hounded for it now by my bank... :/

Oh well, at least I'm alive...
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This week has been a bit of a failure, quite frankly.  I was supposed to take the entire week off uni to get started on my coursework, but frankly, I haven't been motivated and all I've done so far is upload a few PDP things, which isn't much.  I've cleaned my room a little as well, but overall, this week has not really go like I've planned.  Additionally, I won't be going anywhere for the next few days because I don't have the money to, though luckily uni isn't excepted from this.

I'm gonna need to get myself organised, and I know I've been saying this for ages, but I really am going to do so before the second half of this year.  The fact that I have an NUS/ISIC card has been nothing short of a good start.  If I get myself a smart card thingy from Eltham Library, as well as a coachcard and railcard, then I'm all set for stuff.  Of course, first of all I need to get my coursework done, especially as there's 1 month and 3 days till the first one is due, then incrementally after that... gawd, I'm gonna have fun, aren't I?
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God, I wish I could pause time sometimes... I'm not in class at the moment, but I should be.  I have a report due on Friday, but I'm flying out then so I have to submit it on Thursday, fuck!

I just don't know what to do at the moment.  About all I can say now is that at least I've eaten, but other than that I'm really not seeing the good in today, and my day has barely started.  I'll write an update for the past few days, when I can be bothered to.

Edit: Today, on the 20th of May 2007, I recieved my first LJ spam comment on this very entry.  I also added a missing letter/word where it was missing.
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You Should Paint Your Room Blue
Peaceful and soothing, blue rooms have been known to reduce blood pressure.
Your blue room will encourage deep rest and great sleep.
A blue room is the perfect oasis for a stressful life.
Blue is also a healing colour, don't ya know. Have to be careful though... the blue shouldn't be a cold blue, rather a warm one.


Your Slanguage Profile



Canadian Slang: 75%



Aussie Slang: 50%



British Slang: 50%



Prison Slang: 50%



Victorian Slang: 50%



Southern Slang: 25%

Hmm... not bad.


Anyway, I'll make a post sometime tomorrow, when hopefully I'll be a bit better.  This sickness is really frustrating me :/
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Still sick, and I think it's worse now, as I got a headache and tummy ache, which sucks. :|  Anyway, I have this presentation to do before I come in today, which sucks.  And to make matters worse, I have 3 courseworks due in March!  How the hell am I going to get them all in on time, when I have the presentation this Friday, and a report next Friday.  Then I have Systems Building, Programming  and Comp & Comms Sys due in March, starting from the 6th.  Now this doesn't seem so bad, but when you consider it's near the end of January, that leaves me a month or to do everything... and considering I've not had a chance to start anything yet, I'm gonna be so screwed by the looks of things, but I'll guess we'll see.  Would have been nice to have it spaced out more though so i don't feel overloaded. >_<

About the only good thing is that the CSG is almost done, which is one thing less to worry about.  I'm going to be doing a reduced workload over Saturday so I can regain some semblance of sanity.  About the only thing that made me smile today was a text I got from a certain someone, though admittedly, i was late in responding to it but at least I responded.

I just want to hide away from the world at the moment though...
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Dammit, FTP is buggered again... why does this happen? :|

I also have a bad stomach ache and I'm coughing like a bitch, go figure. >_<
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God, that was crazy!  I finally got my shopping done anyway.  Came to about £110 quid, which is a record, though given I spent about 34 quid on "extras" that I normally don't buy, such as condoms (9 quid for 6x non-latex!) and some Jack Daniels, which, after the year, and the day I had, I need!

Well, it started easy enough, save for the fact that the TFL was right... the N21 doesn't go to Bexleyheath, of course by the time I asked, I was in Sidcup, but I turned around heading to Lewisham, that was fine.  Got off at Lewisham, just missed the N89, had to wait for another one, it being 3am by this point.  This Italian (homeless?) guy comes up to me, not once but twice speaking something intelligible, about sleeping at a house or some crap like that then he asks me for 2 quid, which I didn't have on me.  Eventually, I get rid of him and watch him talk to two other people (locals I bet), who wondered what he was saying as well, only in more colourful words, which made me laugh to myself, seeing as it wasn't ust me who had trouble understanding him.  Then the bus came and headed up to Bexleyheath, which was by far the easiest part of the whole trip!  The taxi was easy as well, and overall, the shopping was easy... spent time talking to people, and felt better for it.

All in all, I spent about 3.5 hours outside, and now I'm fucking wrecked, and I have class to attend for 9am, bus is leaving at 8:15... I may skip it till the PDP session because I really feel like curling up into a ball at the moment, I feel fairly achey and stuff. :|
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God, that was crazy!  I finally got my shopping done anyway.  Came to about £110 quid, which is a record, though given I spent about 34 quid on "extras" that I normally don't buy, such as condoms (9 quid for 6x non-latex!) and some Jack Daniels, which, after the year, and the day I had, I need!

Well, it started easy enough, save for the fact that the TFL was right... the N21 doesn't go to Bexleyheath, of course by the time I asked, I was in Sidcup, but I turned around heading to Lewisham, that was fine.  Got off at Lewisham, just missed the N89, had to wait for another one, it being 3am by this point.  This Italian (homeless?) guy comes up to me, not once but twice speaking something intelligible, about sleeping at a house or some crap like that then he asks me for 2 quid, which I didn't have on me.  Eventually, I get rid of him and watch him talk to two other people (locals I bet), who wondered what he was saying as well, only in more colourful words, which made me laugh to myself, seeing as it wasn't ust me who had trouble understanding him.  Then the bus came and headed up to Bexleyheath, which was by far the easiest part of the whole trip!  The taxi was easy as well, and overall, the shopping was easy... spent time talking to people, and felt better for it.

All in all, I spent about 3.5 hours outside, and now I'm fucking wrecked, and I have class to attend for 9am, bus is leaving at 8:15... I may skip it till the PDP session because I really feel like curling up into a ball at the moment, I feel fairly achey and stuff. :|
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Oh dear, that can't be good, can it? Hmm... I guess I've got a bit of a dark edge to me, eh?

Well, went to the doctors today, and the nurse checked me out. Seems the inside of my right ear is a bit red, so there is a doctor's appointment scheduled for Friday afternoon. Anyway, due to railworks, I shan't be seeing Gemma on Friday, which is unfortunate, but as I said to her, just as well because I'm out of cash, had to dip into the old OD to buy some food for a few days. I'm also looking for a new bank, seeing as I'm getting fucked over in overdraft fees with my current one, HSBC... 25 quid a transaction that goes into my overdraft, plus paying back the overdraft and interest? I'm getting figuratively fucked up the arse.. without lube either. :|

In other news, texty texty texty :D
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So, I'm finally somewhat properly rested. Feet are still really sore from all the walking! I really need proper walking shoes as well, but ah well, the weekend was good. The trip back was mentalish though. Highlights of the last hours and trip back included:

Getting saturated by rain
Carrying a backpack around Edinburgh
Drinking numerous glasses of coke and having to piss like a racehorse as a result!
Getting stuck in traffic
Seeing some really nice looking girls on my flight
Arriving early at the airport, yet having to get a photo taken by security for some reason or another
Nearly forgetting my rucksack
Not being able to draw out any more cash
Not being able to use my debit card at the ticket desk, but I was lucky enough to get a cheaper ticket from there
Just about managing to afford the tenner train fare back!
Not getting back into Victoria till about 00:30
The night buses back home
And lastly, the final walk to my flat...

I ended up missing classes today because I was so tired. Even when I had lots of rest, I was still tired. Hell, my feet are stil very sore!

It was a really good trip though overall... even if it was hell on my legs and feet!

I'm going to class tomorrow, no matter what though. My mum will prolly murder me once she finds out I didn't get to class today :|

Edit: Hopefully I'll be able to walk!
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Well, the CSG is going somewhat badly, we're behind a lot and we need to play catchup. Luckily, we only need to play catchup for the present 2 weeks of the game, which is handy. Either way, the work is piling up. Hopefully, I'll actually pass this year. Would be a kick in the stones if I didn't :|

Either way, I need to get started on coursework soon.

Edinburgh in 3 days... god, that's not long at all :S
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I've really been slipping lately... I've only been in for half a day out of three this week. I have a suspicion I may have failed my coursework, and I missed a day in the Company Survival Game, and I'm not really feeling 100%. What the fuck is wrong with me? I'm at a university I want to go to, and I'm on a course I really want to do, yet at the moment, I don't feel motivated... why is this? :/ I really need to try to get myself in order, as this may end up being a repeat of UEL... but in some ways, is it really surprising I'm in this sort of mood, given that I've been on and off education the past 5 years, mostly on. The prospect of 4 more years in education/work experience is a 50-50 thing for me at the moment... it's like I want to do it, but I can't at present... I suspect I'm suffering from burnout. Amazing, 5 years and all I've accomplished is 2 courses in 18 months, then half a Programming course, half a Computer Games BSc. I'm barely through this course and already I'm feeling like this, though it could be the weather too... I dunno at the moment.

I'll have to explain Friday at another time, when I'm in a better mood.
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"Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet
than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

If you don't make mistakes it means you're not really trying . . . you're probably boring too."

In other news... I'm not motivated to go into class today, why aren't i? :|
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Your Greed Quotient: 39%

You're a little greedy, but generally you don't let your desire get the better of you.
You know that good things will come to you - as long as you wait your turn!


Not bad.


Anyway, I managed to miss another day of classes, which I really hate, but I felt so crap at the time, heh. Anyway, my plans for this week include:

Shopping (Tomorrow)
Laundry (Tomorrow)
Doing CompSys work (Sooner the better, but is fairly easy for me)
Doing Programming (Less priority)
See doctor
Do washing up and put stuff away
Tidy room once and for all (ongoing process, happy with the fact I'm doing pretty well so far)
Work out what I'll be doing about PDP :|
Work out what I'll be doing about GDD presentation :/

I am slightly screwed, and although I can make up for some things, I can't make up for other things. I completely fucked up yesterday because I forgot what building Queen Anne was, and went to King Willam and Queen Mary instead, and went to the second floor of each of those, not realising that Queen Anne was on the opposite side of the campus. Funny thing is that I usually know where to go, just that yesterday I didn't... :/

Oh well, guess I can make up for stuff later... I hope.
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I decided to skip class today and work from home, so I can be more productive, as well as work on stuff due over the next couple of days. I think I had a case of the Monday morning blues, kinda... seeing as I really didn't feel like going anywhere so early today, but that may have been to the fact that I went to bed at about 2-3am, can't remember though. Either way, I'll attempt to do some programming work today, then do that thingy for Systems Building, before taking a break and doing some laundry, which I should have done earlier :|

There's times where I wish I could really just pause time, just so I can get myself sorted out...

I do want to do this course, but... I dunno, my motivation in general seems to be fluctuating at the moment, but thankfully it's not really academic-wise. Well, Systems Building has the potential to be a headache, but at least it's not UEL standards I'm dealing with, meaning I should settle myself over the next 2 months, or less. I think the early mornings are killing me a little, but sheer will to go in is what usually makes me attend classes.

In fairness though, I'm suffciently ahead to be able to do some of this at home, which is good. I'm more concerned about Systems Building, which is due in tomorrow. Games Des & Dev (formerly Multimedia Games Design & Development) will be handled this afternoon, a bit before I get the email for the stuff at 4pm. Programming will be a doddle, thankfully. On that front thouh, I may start putting what I learnt in Java to a program I want to make, such as a game, though at this stage, I can't even make a dice rilling script, lol. Oh well, at least I can make something, especially as I have code that allows database interaction, which I intend to use in a couple of weeks. Should prolly consider doing Worldscape in mIRC script, then work on how to port it to Java, that'll keep my Java skills sharp.

So to summarise to myself:

Java: Slightly ahead, need refresh
GDD: Ahead, need refresh
SB: Variable
Comp Sys: very ahead, need refresh

I think I'll go make myself some breakfast now...
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If I don't gtet into Greenwich, I'm going to move to Brighton, get a job, then build up what I'm lacking in, then apply to Greenwich again next year. However, at the same time, I'm going to do a couple of mini courses and get a job too for about a year or something.

If I get into Greenwich, I'll prolly be making it up as I go along... the issue now is though if I get accepted as a Special Constable, what will I do if I don't get into Greenwich? I suppose I could delay my application till next year if things don't go to plan. Either way, I need to start thinking about stuff.

I alos lost my digital recorder, which I'm gutted about :/ Guess I'll need to replace it, go figure. That said, I may check again, and go to Charleville to check before I leave, as I do have plans to go over in September...

Things are middling at best to be honest. At least one of my worries has been alliviated. I have a weird headache type thing though. Friend suggested it may be the high air pressure in Ireland at the moment... wish I knew if it were that, or something on the "spiritual" side of things or just that I'm coming down with something...

The investigation went well, but I'll tell you about that later...

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