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    I've got a temping (hehe wrote tempting at first) job, doo dah, doo dah, I've got a temping (and again!) job, doo be doo bah day.
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    I was going to get some work experience over the summer... but I've decided that I'll just work for the Officer's Training Corps... go on a few camps and exercises.
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    Leicester public libraries' librarians' IT skills are... well... poo. They can't even log off a windows 2000 machine.
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    Gunz is still not released, rather disappointing as we have about 5 weeks of holidays left. No point releasing it after the holidays. :mad:
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    YAY I won Trial VIII's. But oh my god it was the closest race it really was. We had been training in our crews all week, and early on in the week it seemed like my crew would have the edge, we seemed that bit quicker in the pieces we were doing. But then the other crew managed to tidy things up and pretty much match our speed, and combined that with a much quicker start than our own. In the time trials we did the day before there was less than a second between the two crews. It was definitely going to be tight.

    So today off the start (in ridiculously windy conditions) the other crew took the lead as expected, and by about half way had pushed to 2/3 of a length ahead....but then we knew our pushes were better and in the second half we pushed like crazy to go about a seat up, then with 500m to go they pushed again and went 3 seats up, but I could still see their stern out of the corner of my eye, and only 10 strokes after their push they werent going any further, so suddenly our crew just hammered everything we had and each stroke we were getting closer and closer.....with 50m to go it looked like we were neck and neck, and as we crossed the finish line we were declared to have won by about a foot. Awesome!

    I only hope I can do well at seat racing at the start of next term and earn my place in the blue boat (I know I still stand a chance, but it's going to be so tough!). Urgh....training every day this holiday
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    *feels the blazer getting within my grasp...*
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    My sister got a rejection letter through from Oxford this morning. I feel so bloody guilty for being here - she has always been far more intelligent than me.

    Good work, Willa! (Go Helen, go!)
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    (Original post by Ticki)
    My sister got a rejection letter through from Oxford this morning. I feel so bloody guilty for being here - she has always been far more intelligent than me.
    Sounds like she's had a tough year though (probably way tougher than all of us). I'm sure she'll do great wherever she goes.

    MB
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    Thanks Jacob - and I couldn't agree with you more! She's really keen to go to Edinburgh and got a decent offer from them (34 points with 6, 6, 6 at HL) so is still really positive. I am very proud of her!
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    I made the mistake of going to Oxford circus today, it was mental, give me the Grafton any day .
    There were so many people that there were people with megaphones herding the shopper sheep across the street at crossings.

    A.
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    Fran was doing an internship in London and his colleagues advised him to go Christmas shopping on Kensington Highstreet. Apparently that's where all the Londoners go to avoid the crowds.
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    (Original post by Ticki)
    Fran was doing an internship in London and his colleagues advised him to go Christmas shopping on Kensington Highstreet. Apparently that's where all the Londoners go to avoid the crowds.
    Ahhh, that's a good trick to remember for next year, cheers

    A.

    PS: I see on your facebook you've found the Byron quote about Cam---I love that quote
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    (Original post by Alaric)
    I see on your facebook you've found the Byron quote about Cam---I love that quote
    I was going to post a comment about stalkers in response, until I remembered that I actually took that quote from your website. Oh the irony.

    Glad I could help with next year's Christmas shopping plans.
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    I WANT A GARDIES BACON BURGER (NO SALAD)! AND I WANT IT NOW!

    But I can't have one. Boo shame.
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    Is gardies still open? I thought that there was a big hoo-har last year when it shut down?

    I want to be back in bristol getting drunk on super strength scrumpy and then go off to Wedgies - the cheesiest club ever.

    "I'd walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more..." ad infinitum.
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    No no no no no. Gardies was saved, thanks to Stephen Fry and everyone and they all sang a song and... hang on, I've got mixed up between "Gardies: The Opera" and real life. (Did anyone else see that?)

    Anyway, Gardies was saved. An 8,000 name petition (including Stephen fry and Michael Portillo) was presented to Gonvile and Caius, and so it was not closed at all. There was a big hoohar over it being shut, and so it stayed open.

    Anyway, Cindies is surely the cheesiest club ever.
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    (Original post by FadeToBlackout)
    No no no no no. Gardies was saved, thanks to Stephen Fry and everyone and they all sang a song and... hang on, I've got mixed up between "Gardies: The Opera" and real life. (Did anyone else see that?)

    Anyway, Gardies was saved. An 8,000 name petition (including Stephen fry and Michael Portillo) was presented to Gonvile and Caius, and so it was not closed at all. There was a big hoohar over it being shut, and so it stayed open.

    Anyway, Cindies is surely the cheesiest club ever.
    Gardies is good, but way pricier than places in london (and I prefer my local chippy). The musical was great though (written by a good friend of mine and his gf, and most of the band were musos in my year).

    MB
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    Apart from Liz, my next door neighbour. And Gardies isn't pricy if you're a techie... you get a free Gardies for techieing at the ents and bops. I've only had to buy Gardies once- though I have it on average twice every week end!

    We need a thread devoted to Gardies. With pictures.
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    (Original post by FadeToBlackout)
    Anyway, Cindies is surely the cheesiest club ever.
    I quite want to go to Cindies some time to sample the cheese...

    ... but really - take a wander round the Wedgies web site:

    http://www.wedgies.co.uk/ (one of the most amateur websites ever btw).

    In particular:
    http://thewedgebs1.homestead.com/topten.html
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    Another day, another training session to enjoy. I don't know which I prefer now: long sessions on the erg which don't really hurt, or short pieces which hurt like hell but at least i'm done in under an hour.
 
 
 
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