Play, Rewind, Record

Whenever I think I have managed to get up to date with this blog, something comes up and I manage to get terribly behind. So here are the last couple of weeks in brief.
I have moved into my new house! If anyone wants to send me anything, email me and I’ll give you the address (as always care packages from home (filled with Vegemite and Tim-Tams and the like) are most appreciated ^_^). We have dubbed it the Party House and there are six of us living there. Myself, Bruce, Ben and Graeme (the three lads I travelled around Europe with for the first month), and Nikkie and Viki. It is a three story house, four if you count the basement, with a nice big kitchen and lounge room. It’s about a twenty minute walk from Jubilee campus (where I do most of my subjects) and about forty minutes from University Park campus. There is a hopper bus that runs between the two campuses though, so I just take that when I am feeling lazy.
I have been there two weeks now and I am absolutely loving share house living. It helps that I am really good friends with all my housemates (we were all in Newark Hall last year), but just generally I am having a fantastic time. I am not eating well, I am drinking far more than I should, and I spend more time in bed than out of it, but that’s what being a student is all about, and I am trying to make the most of it while I can.
This is my last semester of University. Lectures start today (I’ve got a break and am stuck in the library, so that’s the reason I am writing this). My holidays are finally over. What a glorious summer it has been, but now it is time to get back to work. Not that I have that much work. With around eight contact hours a week the actual learning I do here is a bit of a joke. Still it gives me the free time to do all the drinking and lazing about I mentioned before. I don’t really know yet how I feel about this finally being my last semester. I have done the whole graduation thing already. I have finished engineering, worn my silly gown, and gone through the whole ceremony. I wasn’t that excited then, so the prospect of graduating from a second degree isn’t really thrilling me either.
The prospect of being completely free though is thrilling. I have always seen the end of University to be the moment in my life where I face the most possibilities. Even more so than the end of highschool, finishing Uni signifies an end of an era, and a point of origin for the rest of my grown up life. There are opportunities out there for me that I haven’t even discovered yet, and a whole world of possibility for me to explore. I don’t think there has been any other point in my life, nor do I think there will be any other point in my life, where I have so many choices. This is it, and I am going to make the most of it. I am not going to let this chance slip away, I am not going to take the easy option, the safe road. I choose adventure, I choose life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I have already decided that I am going to stay in the U.K. next year. I am currently in the process of looking into working permits and visas and applying for jobs. I know my adventure starts here, I just don’t know where it is going to take me yet.
But enough rewinding, it’s time to press play again. I haven’t caught up completely, a lot of other stuff has happened these last two weeks, but some things are best simply summarised I think. We went out, had some drinks, danced a lot. Went shopping, bought food, went to the hardware store, bought stuff, went to Ikea, bought even more stuff (pillows, duvets and the like). Went to the Ark, to Tantra, to the Pit and Pendulum, to Bar BZR. I made lasagna, noodles, stir fry, toast, bacon sandwiches, scrambled eggs, spaghetti bolognese, corknflakes and weetabix. I registered for Uni, signed up for subjects, and (as of this morning) went to a lecture. No more fast forwarding though, it’s time to play, and hopefully this blog will do a good job and record too.

3 thoughts on “Play, Rewind, Record

  1. email me your address and I’ll send you some mix CDs…. I’m still working on this writer thing, but I’ve decided fuck it, at this I’d rather be a DJ….. the other night @ the Depot I spun Miss Kittin followed by Primal Scream followed by Radio 4 and had two girls making out on the dancefloor…. before long it had become a three-eay… I was watching from the DJ booth with the biggest grin on my face….. it was a beautiful beautiful thing….. I wish you could have been there to see it…. this is what I want to do with my life… um, what was the point of this post?
    Oh yeah! Glad yr having a good time in your new house! I want to see some photos post haste. And email me your address! I have to send you tonnes and tonnes of shit in the mail! well, not literally ‘shit’, but you get the idea
    we are all blind cave fish in the uteris of love

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  2. We have been eating a lot of bacon here too… seems to be the staple food of share houses these days. That and beer really. Oh and cheese. Is 6 different types of cheese too many to have at one time?

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