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Time:01:58 am
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Okay....so today I burnt my breakfast of french toast, I burnt my dinner and just now I made some hot chocolate but apparently didn't leave the milk on the hob for long enough and it was too cold. From now on, I only eat food that comes pre-made in a handy microwavable package and I don't drink anything that has to be served hot.
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Time:12:14 am
Random Father Ted Line by gingerspice4eva
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Your Random Line is"Would you like a cake? They have cocaine in them....Oh Not cocaine, what do you call them...oh yes. Raisins." -Mrs. Doyle
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Time:12:59 am
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I have absolutely no idea what came over me earlier on tonight, but I actually CRIED when Greg Rusedski went out at the second round today. Considering that he went out at the second round last year, it's not like it wasn't expected, but I spent the best part of 2 and a half hours watching the match, shouting at the tv "COME ON GREG!!!!!!", so when he couldn't manage to win the fourth game and go into a fifth tomorrow, most of my energy was pretty much spent. I blame that damn umpire, playing on until 9.12. Not Greg's fault, of course...

Still, Henman and Murray tomorrow. We lost two players today, surely we can't lose two more in the second round? Surely?! Should the remaining British tennis players make a complete exit, I'll switch my support to Roddick I think. And as for Sharapova's need to wear 18 carrot gold flecked trainers...... *sighs*
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Time:03:47 am
Ah, okay, I totally get tonight's episode of doctor who.....Rose was responsible for the bad wolf messages, when she connected to the Tardis she had the ability to be in all places at all times, when she said "I scatter the message through time" or words to that effect that was exactly what she was doing...putting 'bad wolf' up everywhere. However.....Rose didn't come up with bad wolf all by herself, she just saw it as the name of the corporation, so we still don't know who bad wolf is, and the bad wolf website suggests that the mystery hasn't been solved yet. I must buy those DVDs and watch the whole thing over again...
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Subject:Just remember - you were fantastic. And so was I.
Time:02:55 am
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I look out my window and see the sky totally lit up by lightning....I turn away from the window and hear very loud thunder. And it is very very very hot, in a not at all nice, humid and sticky sort of way.

I hate summer!!!!!!

And, yay, I was right about the voice!!! It wasn't Adam! I'm very rarely right about these things, and was therefore smug all evening at my wonderful right-ness tonight. Although I must admit that I'm still not entirely sure who 'Bad Wolf' is....was it Rose? Was it the Tardis leaving time-and-space-travelling post it notes for itself? Everyone seems to have their own opinion as to Bad Wolf, and as someone who was never a huge Doctor Who fan in the first place, I am a little confused...but anyway, fantastic episode, didn't expect a regeneration at the end of it but what a fantastic regeneration it was. And everyone seems to be judging David Tennant a little rashly, but that's just what people do to every new Doctor. Anyway, I'm taking his side and saying that he'll be great, even if he isn't using his Scottish accent like he promised.
And I admit it, I cried like a baby throughout most of the episode. Jack saying goodbye, Lynda (with a Y) getting exterminated, sending Rose back home, the hologram, Jack's death, the Doctor's regeneration, saying goodbye to Rose....it all put me in touch with my inner girly-girl. I think I've enthused about a series that I was never that big on in the first place enough for now, yes?

Further yay, the dissertation thing has all been sorted out. My results are out next week, although I already know I've passed thanks to an ever generous professor, however a pass is anything over 40% so that should be interesting. Stay tuned! Just how badly did I pass Research Methods? Hmm.
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Time:03:23 am
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Honestly, Doctor Who fans are a breed apart. You think you're having a sensible conversation with them about who is was that brought the Daleks back, who was the voice the voice that said: "They survived through me....". You tell them that you don't think it was Adam and they practically decapitate you in anger for not agreeing with their theory!!! Calm down loves!

Anyway, I haven't updated in a while, mainly due to the fact that I have had sod all to say (not that that ever stopped me) but I thought I should update again. So, yes, I had my CT scan the other day, and that was just sooo much fun. Seriously, three years of background radiation in fifteen minutes, you can't beat that. And I have finally sorted out a dissertation topic - the rise of the BNP and far right activities in the UK (word of advice from my supervisor - "I wouldn't recommend interviewing anyone". Damn right!). Of course with my life things are never simple. I went up last monday to get my registration form signed, not realising that buses to the university had stopped for the summer. As I was late I had to get a taxi to the university, so it wasn't until I tried to get home that I discovered there were no buses (after standing at the bus stop for fifteen minutes it dawned on me). So another £10 on taxi fares. I must have spent £30 just trying to get to Jordanstown and back again. And now I get a letter from the social sciences secretary telling me that not only did I miss the dissertation seminar (not true) but I also missed the deadline for registering a dissertation topic (again not true - I spent £30 registering a damn topic). So the secretaries have lost my form and there's a chance I will have to do it all over again.

Curses on humanity, curses!
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Time:12:38 am
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Ah, well, today was fun. I finally got my appointment with the ENT doctor which was good. He got me to peform a number of faintly ridiculous looking tasks such as using my index finger to touch my nose then his finger repeatedly, putting one foot in front of the other to check my balance (which I failed miserably, by the way, and as soon as he told me to close my eyes I ended up grabbing on to his arms to stop me from tripping over my high heels), saying 'aah' a lot, lying down sitting up again....fun stuff. He totally ignored the tinnitus ("well, you've had it for a while...and as for the throbbing in your ear, if it's not in time with you heart beat just ignore it") and instead focused on the sinus pain which I didn't actually go to him about. Anyway he doesn't think it is sinus pain but is actually "one of hundreds of things". Yes, quite, doctor. But all the same he booked me in for a CT scan of the sinuses (which I'm really thrilled about) to check out the sinusitus which he doesn't think I actually have. He also seemed faintly surprised that I had tonsils ("you must get sore throats...not all the time though?" Good one doc). And in the meantime I'm on a nasal spray to sort out the sinusitus which again he doesn't think I have.
On the plus side, he was wearing one of those band things that go around the forehead that have the little disc on the front of them, so he must have been a professional.
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Subject:That would be an ecumenical matter....
Time:03:35 am
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Is it particularly sad that I spent £22 on a ten inch Marvin the paranoid android action figure? He does have light up eyes and his own point of view gun....

So...the exams are over, I'm not due back at uni till September and so far the only things I have planned between now and then are an appointment with an ear doctor on Tuesday and a trip to see the League of Gentlemen's Apocolypse on June 3rd.  I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with my time after that.  I have pledged to start reading novels again, after a brief lapse due to having to read politics textbooks/non fiction books all the time.  My first aim for the break is to finally read (and finish) Don Quixote which has been on my shelves for about 2 years now.  Obviously I'll be doing some advance work on the dissertation (once I actually work out what that's going to be about) but I can't see that taking up four months.  I'm looking forward to a very dull time.  Although the news that the next episode of Doctor Who sounds like it was written by a slash fiction writer (bisexual American flirts with Rose then then turns his attentions to the doctor) has cheered me up a bit.

On a completely unrelated note, quote of the day from Father Ted:

Ted: "Miss Bartley, we've got a problem.  And you know what my motto is when I've got a problem?  I'm going to solve that problem.  Well, it's not really a motto, it's more a sentence.  But anyway...here's the problem.  We're surrounded by a bunch of thirty elderly women.  Actually, when you put it that way, it doesn't sound so bad.  Maybe we should just walk out."

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Time:01:25 am

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Time:12:46 am
Current Mood:apatheticapathetic
Well, that's the political thought exam over and done with. Funny, but the question I assumed would be my downfall turned out to be not so bad, and the question I thought I would fly through turned out to be a nightmare. Oh well, Arthur told me my assignment on the Communist Manifesto was good, and Sean seemed pretty happy with my Foucault paper, so I'm not so worried about that module anymore. US politics on Monday, haven't even started revising for it but it shouldn't be a problem. Apparently we can expect questions on whether there is a crisis of masculinity in the US, foreign policy since the end of the cold war, roles of Congress, President etc. Wish I had some idea of the questions on the media and the civil rights movement but I should have enough to go on. As the only lecture notes I can find are on foregin policy, the media and congress I should probably stick with those and as the roles of the president is basic A level stuff that may be a good one to go with too. Anyway once I get that out of the way and pick a supervisor for my dissertation that will be the end of my second year - sweet relief...

The Northern Irish council results are finally in, just as depressing as the Westminster results although somehow there were three Green councillors elected and we managed to get one Alliance councillor in our ward, so not a total failure. Still, it was pretty miserable to hear Nigel Dodds proclaim that the DUP was the fourth largest party in parliament (you've only got nine seats!). Even more depressing that my entire family seem to be DUP supporters - I must be the only left winger in the entire history of the family. Funny how most countries swing to the liberal parties every now and then yet Norther Ireland remains as right wing as ever...
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