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    (Original post by billieerin23)
    I know what you mean I've been at the same all girls school for the last seven years so seem to have lost the ability to interact with people I don't know/boys especially boys I don't know.
    Now thats funny, I was also in an all girls school from Y7 through to Sixth Form, and I found it had exactly the opposite effect. I find it really easy to talk to boys in the normal, people/friends sense, because they take you at face value. You run out of things to talk about, talk about x. And you talk about x. With girls, know everything you say about x or y is being evaluated and judged, stored away as ammunition later on.

    Not a hater, just wary. Girls take in waaaay too much information, and we can use it to be hostile in such random ways.Like, what you wear can radically affect how they see you. We had two own-clothes-days at school a few months apart, and I wore the same black T-Shirt with big gold roses on both occasions, you know, cos it was a nice top. People remembered, and commented on it. Somebody even told me I was a gothic tramp, which made me LOL. I mean, I <3 fashion, if you wear a fabby pair of shoes and I notice, I will remember your epic shoes as being epic. I won't bother to remember if I didn't like your hair.

    :stupido2: <shrug>
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    (Original post by Fallen)
    Hey

    So which college and subject, if you don't mind me asking?
    Keble (moved from St. Johns, so have never been inside Keble, am dead excited)
    Philosophy and Theology

    Which I guess makes me a Ke-girl, rather than an X-man or a Hu-man...Hmm, not sure I like this, sounds a bit like kegel.Yeah, not good.
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    (Original post by billieerin23)
    I have a question for current students, I don't drink, is this going to be a problem at Oxford? Is there a drinking culture amongst Freshers?
    Not a problem. I also don't drink, and not only have I never had a problem with that anyway though I've socialised with a wide variety of people (i.e. not just the friends who know and love my oddness)... but I've also checked with a half dozen or so people I know at Oxford and they all said it's totally normal to have non-drinkers around and that they're not treated any different.

    Also, bear in mind that tea and biscuits and a cozy night in are not the only alternative to going out drinking. I love going out with friends and dancing and having an amazing time. I keep up with the silliness just fine, but when needs be I can snap back into sober-mode which people actually really seem to appreciate.
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    (Original post by Fang_RedDragon)
    Keble (moved from St. Johns, so have never been inside Keble, am dead excited)
    Philosophy and Theology

    Which I guess makes me a Ke-girl, rather than an X-man or a Hu-man...Hmm, not sure I like this, sounds a bit like kegel.Yeah, not good.
    I am also going to Keble, and it is lovely inside Some people *cough* would say it is the best college there is.

    Well for me its great because my lectures are held less than a 20 second walk away, hence me choosing it (I can be lazy, on 'rare' occasions). :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Fang_RedDragon)
    Now thats funny, I was also in an all girls school from Y7 through to Sixth Form, and I found it had exactly the opposite effect. I find it really easy to talk to boys in the normal, people/friends sense, because they take you at face value. You run out of things to talk about, talk about x. And you talk about x. With girls, know everything you say about x or y is being evaluated and judged, stored away as ammunition later on.

    Not a hater, just wary. Girls take in waaaay too much information, and we can use it to be hostile in such random ways.Like, what you wear can radically affect how they see you. We had two own-clothes-days at school a few months apart, and I wore the same black T-Shirt with big gold roses on both occasions, you know, cos it was a nice top. People remembered, and commented on it. Somebody even told me I was a gothic tramp, which made me LOL. I mean, I <3 fashion, if you wear a fabby pair of shoes and I notice, I will remember your epic shoes as being epic. I won't bother to remember if I didn't like your hair.

    :stupido2: <shrug>
    I know some girls that do that but most of the girls I know are pretty nice . . . Maybe I'm just naive? I guess I like that girls pay attention to detail, I personally find that my girl friends notice hair cuts and notice when I'm feeling down more often than guy friends but that could just be me.
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    (Original post by barefootfiona)
    Not a problem. I also don't drink, and not only have I never had a problem with that anyway though I've socialised with a wide variety of people (i.e. not just the friends who know and love my oddness)... but I've also checked with a half dozen or so people I know at Oxford and they all said it's totally normal to have non-drinkers around and that they're not treated any different.
    Hurrah! I feel a lot better after all these positive comments, I was afraid I was going to be a social outcast *sobs*
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    I'm slowly realising quite how much I have to buy in the four or so days between coming back from Berlin and going up...

    (Original post by billieerin23)
    Hurrah! I feel a lot better after all these positive comments, I was afraid I was going to be a social outcast *sobs*
    Out of totally non-judgemental interest, why don't you drink?
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    I'm slowly realising quite how much I have to buy in the four or so days between coming back from Berlin and going up...
    I pity you! Though in a way it's good because it'll stop you spending way too much money... I'm making three IKEA wish lists, varying from 'Ooh that looks nice, I'll take it' to 'Let's be sensible, now' and 'Be realistic, you can only afford the bare basics." It's exciting but scary to see how easily everything adds up! I had no idea how expensive mini-fridges were :O
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    I'm slowly realising quite how much I have to buy in the four or so days between coming back from Berlin and going up...


    Out of totally non-judgemental interest, why don't you drink?
    Mostly just because I don't like the taste. I find it hard to take a sip of any alcohol without grimacing, the most I can manage is a drop of wine at weekly communion. It's not some big moral thing.
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    (Original post by billieerin23)
    Ok that's pretty cool . . . *tries to make something equally cool for St Hugh's and fails* no wonder they call us the Hufflepuff House (incidentally I'm also in Hufflepuff on Pottermore should I be offended? At least I'm not evil . . .)
    Sorry to butt in, but ooh, Pottermore reference! I still haven't got my welcome email, I feel that all the effort for early entry is getting less and less worth it! But as a major HP geek, I obviously don't mean that

    And from the trend, I'd be a He-Girl, which is a strange contradiction.
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    (Original post by billieerin23)
    Mostly just because I don't like the taste. I find it hard to take a sip of any alcohol without grimacing, the most I can manage is a drop of wine at weekly communion. It's not some big moral thing.
    You should try cocktails, I had one the other night which tasted just like a raspberry milkshake, shame I cant remember what it was called.
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    (Original post by shinobi93)
    Sorry to butt in, but ooh, Pottermore reference! I still haven't got my welcome email, I feel that all the effort for early entry is getting less and less worth it! But as a major HP geek, I obviously don't mean that

    And from the trend, I'd be a He-Girl, which is a strange contradiction.
    It is worth it, the site's pretty cool but I think in the end the people that get in later will get a better version there are some major problems (e.g. no music, we can't name out pet owls!) I know they said they're allocating spots randomly (i.e. it's not linked to the day you caught the quill on) but my sister and I caught the quill within a few minutes of each other on the first day and we got on at the same time so I don't think it can be completely random unless that's a big coincidence. Also, loving the "he-Girl" thing! I'm guess Hertford? What subject?
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    (Original post by barefootfiona)
    I pity you! Though in a way it's good because it'll stop you spending way too much money... I'm making three IKEA wish lists, varying from 'Ooh that looks nice, I'll take it' to 'Let's be sensible, now' and 'Be realistic, you can only afford the bare basics.&quot; It's exciting but scary to see how easily everything adds up! I had no idea how expensive mini-fridges were :O
    Yeah, I really ought to make a list of everything I need to buy at some point in advance. I shall have a crazy IKEA day, I think.

    (Original post by billieerin23)
    Mostly just because I don't like the taste. I find it hard to take a sip of any alcohol without grimacing, the most I can manage is a drop of wine at weekly communion. It's not some big moral thing.
    Whatever floats your boat, I suppose. It's such a huge range of flavours though; regardless of drunkenness I like alcoholic drinks. Things like liqueurs don't necessarily have such a taste of alcohol to them (and with any drink, to taste it properly and minimise any alcoholic 'kick', sniff it first, breath in the smell deeply, take a sip, hold it in your mouth for a moment to get the real taste, then swallow).

    (Original post by zigzog7)
    You should try cocktails, I had one the other night which tasted just like a raspberry milkshake, shame I cant remember what it was called.
    Try 1 msr vodka, 1 msr Chambord, 2 msr cream (shake with ice, strain onto ice into lowball glass and garnish with raspberry) for a Raspberry Russian, pretty sweet and milkshakey? Or just add vodka to a raspberry milkshake. :p:
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Yeah, I really ought to make a list of everything I need to buy at some point in advance. I shall have a crazy IKEA day, I think.


    Whatever floats your boat, I suppose. It's such a huge range of flavours though; regardless of drunkenness I like alcoholic drinks. Things like liqueurs don't necessarily have such a taste of alcohol to them (and with any drink, to taste it properly and minimise any alcoholic 'kick', sniff it first, breath in the smell deeply, take a sip, hold it in your mouth for a moment to get the real taste, then swallow).


    Try 1 msr vodka, 1 msr Chambord, 2 msr cream (shake with ice, strain onto ice into lowball glass and garnish with raspberry) for a Raspberry Russian, pretty sweet and milkshakey? Or just add vodka to a raspberry milkshake. :p:
    It wasnt a raspberry russian. It was one of the house cocktails, so i dont know at all.
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Yeah, I really ought to make a list of everything I need to buy at some point in advance. I shall have a crazy IKEA day, I think.


    Whatever floats your boat, I suppose. It's such a huge range of flavours though; regardless of drunkenness I like alcoholic drinks. Things like liqueurs don't necessarily have such a taste of alcohol to them (and with any drink, to taste it properly and minimise any alcoholic 'kick', sniff it first, breath in the smell deeply, take a sip, hold it in your mouth for a moment to get the real taste, then swallow).


    Try 1 msr vodka, 1 msr Chambord, 2 msr cream (shake with ice, strain onto ice into lowball glass and garnish with raspberry) for a Raspberry Russian, pretty sweet and milkshakey? Or just add vodka to a raspberry milkshake. :p:
    I'm quite sensitive to spicy foods too, I'm just not keen on it but I have no problem with other people drinking :-) on the buying things front today I got a big fluffy duvet two bounce back pillows and a lovely bright green kettle (I've decided I want all my things to be green, I have a cute little green doorstop shaped like a stuffed owl too) I'm enjoying shopping a little too much actually but it's so exciting having my own real space for the first time!
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    (Original post by zigzog7)
    It wasnt a raspberry russian. It was one of the house cocktails, so i dont know at all.
    I made Raspberry Russians up in that post, I'd be pretty chuffed if bars were serving them already. :p:

    (Original post by billieerin23)
    I'm quite sensitive to spicy foods too, I'm just not keen on it but I have n
    o problem with other people drinking :-) on the buying things front today I got a big fluffy duvet two bounce back pillows and a lovely bright green kettle (I've decided I want all my things to be green, I have a cute little green doorstop shaped like a stuffed owl too) I'm enjoying shopping a little too much actually but it's so exciting having my own real space for the first time!
    Fair enough, I suppose. You might surprise yourself by growing into it, though. And obviously if you're keen on the drunkenness but not the flavour there are always alcopops...

    I think I saw that owl on the 'what are you bringing' thread, it looked cool.
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    I made Raspberry Russians up in that post, I'd be pretty chuffed if bars were serving them already. :p:


    Fair enough, I suppose. You might surprise yourself by growing into it, though. And obviously if you're keen on the drunkenness but not the flavour there are always alcopops...

    I think I saw that owl on the 'what are you bringing' thread, it looked cool.
    Actually, before now I didn't know there was a what are you bringing thread so- OMG SOMEONE STOLE MY OWL!

    And as for the alcohol I said taste was the main reason but there are other little ones (I've seen alcohol abused by quite a few of my friends, and personally I usually have a better time sobre) so I think I'll give it a miss but you guys have as many alcopops as you like! I think I'll nosy on down to the "What are you bringing thread" and see who stole my owl . . .
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    (Original post by billieerin23)
    Actually, before now I didn't know there was a what are you bringing thread so- OMG SOMEONE STOLE MY OWL!

    And as for the alcohol I said taste was the main reason but there are other little ones (I've seen alcohol abused by quite a few of my friends, and personally I usually have a better time sobre) so I think I'll give it a miss but you guys have as many alcopops as you like! I think I'll nosy on down to the &quot;What are you bringing thread&quot; and see who stole my owl . . .
    Don't think of it as stealing, think of it as your owl having a sibling somewhere else? Speaking of owls, I'm quite tempted to set up an ironic mock-shrine in my room with a little marble Athena owl I got in Greece years ago to offer shots to in exchange for essay guidance. :awesome:
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Yeah, I really ought to make a list of everything I need to buy at some point in advance. I shall have a crazy IKEA day, I think.
    Yeah, the prices for the three lists ended up being £430, £175 and £50, so I guess I know what I'll be going for.... it also depends on things like if I can bring a rug, if I can bring a floor-lamp etc. I'm also going to trawl clas ohlson, and just in general the high street! The main thing I think I'll spend on is duvet covers and things, because I want them to be really nice, and minifridge/kettle/toaster.

    IKEA rocks, so I'm looking forward to it!
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    (Original post by barefootfiona)
    Yeah, the prices for the three lists ended up being £430, £175 and £50, so I guess I know what I'll be going for.... it also depends on things like if I can bring a rug, if I can bring a floor-lamp etc. I'm also going to trawl clas ohlson, and just in general the high street! The main thing I think I'll spend on is duvet covers and things, because I want them to be really nice, and minifridge/kettle/toaster.

    IKEA rocks, so I'm looking forward to it!
    £430?! What's on that list, gold bookshelves and caged fairies? Not having made my list yet, the only costy things I can imagine on it are bedsheets and some crockery. Also a minifridge, I guess, or possibly a minifreezer.
 
 
 
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