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(Original post by Helenia)
Erm, they may have thought that (as in, they were hovering "at the bar" and blatantly watching and gave me a proper grilling when I rejoined them :rolleyes: )But come on, this is Cindies, why else do people talk to people they don't know!?!

Pol, you're probably right, but I just don't feel comfortable with mixing the two worlds. Don't know why.
Yeah, I think its because the image of meeting ppl on the internet in general brings up certain stereotypes :rolleyes:

Talking about the forum in real-life is also as bad....its like a double life you lead?! :confused:
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I thought the whole point of the site (and forums in general) is to get to know people without having to go through the unpleasant experience of meeting them face-to-face and having to say things without taking five minutes to type, edit and retype them.

you're not an aspie by any chance are you?
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There's nothing wrong with talking about UKLearning. It's not like we're chatting on sex addicts anonymous. I talk to various people on the UCS forums and then met them when I got to Clare. That's not dodgy either is it? And there's no big difference. Just be mature about it and be consistent. If you acknowledge you somehow live one secret internet life, and another college life then that's what makes it dodgy in the first place.
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you're not an aspie by any chance are you?
No, just very bad at conversation. Oh, and I test high for avoidance.
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(Original post by Immortal Wombat)
No, just very bad at conversation. Oh, and I test high for avoidance.
hehe, i was only teasing you dear.
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Sorry, every time I see these shoes I go mad :mad:, wasnt having a go

It cuts me up inside , curse these big feet.

Alaric
I got myself some cool vans here. i got a size 13 (yank 13 ie UK 12) and i needed 13.5. The next size up in stock was 16:rolleyes:. bloody yanks.
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(Original post by crana9)
hehe, i was only teasing you dear.
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I took that quiz. I also tested high for avoidance. That quiz is a bit mean. Yes those things it said about avoidance are vaguely true but god it makes it all so seroius.

Avoidant
Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by extreme social anxiety. People with this disorder often feel inadequate, avoid social situations, and seek out jobs with little contact with others. They are fearful of being rejected and worry about embarassing themselves in front of others. They exaggerate the potential difficulties of new situations to rationalize avoiding them. Often, they will create fantasy worlds to substitute for the real one. Unlike schizoid personality disorder, avoidant people yearn for social relations yet feel they are unable to obtain them. They are frequently depressed and have low self-confidence.
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isnt physiology fun :rolleyes:

nicky help me understand *cries* im in all my supervisions (i think?) with hte same two girls. and i think they hate me
Physiology is great!!

Can I help or am I too late? Sorry for the lack of MSN but still have no internet access in my house :rolleyes: I'm sure the girls don't hate you They may be scared of your genius...

Moan: I had a cells supervision tonight and my supervisor is appalling. She's really sweet but we had to answer all our questions ourselves!! I'm very worried: I need a really good mark this year and that's two dodgy supervisors (my neuro supervisor isn't actually doing any neuroscience: she's an accountant and is only supervising because she took Part II a couple of years ago; I'd just feel so much happier if she actually had contact with neurobiology other than supervisions with us)

Blissy - my god! Are the girls ok?
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I took that quiz. I also tested high for avoidance. That quiz is a bit mean. Yes those things it said about avoidance are vaguely true but god it makes it all so seroius.

Avoidant
Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by extreme social anxiety. People with this disorder often feel inadequate, avoid social situations, and seek out jobs with little contact with others. They are fearful of being rejected and worry about embarassing themselves in front of others. They exaggerate the potential difficulties of new situations to rationalize avoiding them. Often, they will create fantasy worlds to substitute for the real one. Unlike schizoid personality disorder, avoidant people yearn for social relations yet feel they are unable to obtain them. They are frequently depressed and have low self-confidence.
I took that test too, but forgot what I got. I know I was low for avoidant, but high for schizoid. :eek:
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This whole being here at Cambridge has just become even more cool!! I'm doing a little bit of research for one of my essays and I keep coming across quotes and books written by my lecturers, it's so exciting!
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This whole being here at Cambridge has just become even more cool!! I'm doing a little bit of research for one of my essays and I keep coming across quotes and books written by my lecturers, it's so exciting!
i know! one of my lecturers wrote "the pleasure of counting."
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There's nothing wrong with talking about UKLearning. It's not like we're chatting on sex addicts anonymous. I talk to various people on the UCS forums and then met them when I got to Clare. That's not dodgy either is it? And there's no big difference. Just be mature about it and be consistent. If you acknowledge you somehow live one secret internet life, and another college life then that's what makes it dodgy in the first place.
Yeah okay, so its not exactly dodgy ....although I will stick by the reasons that some ppl find it 'uncomfortable'

Though, the double life thing may have been a bit over-the-top, perhaps 2 different groups of m8s would be a better analogy. :cool:
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i know! one of my lecturers wrote "the pleasure of counting."
One word comes to mind, but I'd rather keep it to myself in fear of being electronically assaulted by mathmos and compscis.
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i know! one of my lecturers wrote "the pleasure of counting."
I found out this week Paul Bahn (who literally has written something in nearly every archaeology book I own, and that's a fair few!) is lecturing us later in the year! I wonder how he'd respond if I asked him to sign a book or two?
Keep finding quotes from the guy that did our evolutionary theory lecture this morning!
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Vicki is being lectured by David Starkey later this year I'm going to skive cells on at least one of those Thursdays I think...

Anyone else going to see Richard Dawkins at the Union in a couple of weeks?
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OOO OO i wanna see dawkins!!! but i'm not a member...and dont wanna be...how can i sneak in!!!?? OOO TELL ME!
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Vicki is being lectured by David Starkey later this year I'm going to skive cells on at least one of those Thursdays I think...

Anyone else going to see Richard Dawkins at the Union in a couple of weeks?
hehe, on the subject of famous people, just had my first Path supervision, all about apoptosis, and generally talking about how fab Prof Wyllie is! Still haven't spotted you in lectures yet, but I haven't been looking too hard. And I know I'm not the only one of the medics who finds this whole thing a little weird. It's not like it's something to be hugely ashamed of, and I'm sure there are tons more people who use forums and stuff, but it just takes some explaining and stuff. And among some of my friends there is still a bit of a stigma about meeting people off the net. I hardly have a double life, but explaining things over and over is complicated.

Katie - it's no problem, it makes life a lot easier for me too, so I'm happy for it to stay that way! Btw, what do you think of the chairman?

We just had an illegal party, big style, and got portered Oh dear.
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I feel bad for not really speaking to you, even when you sat next to me today (but then I don't think lectures are that great as social occasions!) I'm quite a quiet person really and add to that how freaked out I am to be meeting people I've spoken to on here it's all too scary, it's improving though thankfully! I loved that lecture actually, both in fact, it's good to be finally getting stuck into it not just introductiony stuff!

I prefer your title, I miss proper science ! Your ideas for my essay are the same as mine, which is always good. The crazy lady has now confused us more by changing our groups around and changing the time!

Are you going to the Anchor tonight at 8pm? If so, I might speak to you then!
Hey, dont feel bad...I can sort of sense that you are a quiet person....and I am quickly learning that people in Cambridge do not find me the most approachable looking person :confused:

I was pretty embarrassed walking in late and having to squeeze in on the end of the row like that....i felt a bit guilty for asking you to move up! Actually, only after I sat down did I realise it was you!!!! I'm pretty quiet and shy myself

I thought the lecture was pretty good, but it felt like it was over too quick.....I think I am going to like the biological perspective. Foley's a pretty good speaker (like Stoddart!).

I didn't make it to the Anchor because I had an essay half-crisis. I am going home for the weekend and need to get Arch, soc anth and bioanth all done before Friday as they are due the following week!

In addition, the weirdest thing happened to me yesterday which has sort of depressed me and put me off track. I was unlocking my bike outside Queen's after attending First Aid squash last night and there was this girl locking up her bike next to me. We kind of bumped into one another when I realised I knew here from somewhere. So we got talking and it transpired that we went to the same college (she is doing a PhD), but not only that, she was in my class at a primary school I attended something like 14 years ago in a suburb of london and have never seen her since because my parents sent me to school overseas (and I never kept in contact with anyone from that sch). That freaked me out that I could actually recognise her and tell her her full name. Anyway, we started reminiscing about our old friends and then she told me that one of my closest friends from that school died recently of heart failure, so I got all sad. It's was all so weird and now I wish I didnt recognise her.

anyway, must get some sleep now.........see u tomorrow at paper4a
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If MentallyIll (Troy) is going to show up, I might show up as well, if you don't mind. I like quiet people, that's why I don't talk too much... well, in real life anyway.

Camford & Pol - Sorry, only just logged on here....couldn't have gone to the Anchor anyway, I am having an essay half-crisis (read above)....

I didn't know you were interested in Archaeology
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