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Friday, 19 September 2008

It's all go now...

Latest happenings:

1. My PhD has started!

I've been in Anglesey at the beginning of the month, looking at the rocks I'm going to be studying for the next three years. Being Wales and the time of year...yes it was very wet. It was very interesting even if I found it rather difficuly to unterstand what was going on most of the time.

Paul is away in Assynt for this week and melanges, but it hasn't been going toooo well. Google and the Web of Science have been letting me down! Also, it's VERY annoying when you find what looks like a vital journal only for it to have been published in a journal that you don't have access to.

Next week I will probably spend looking at carbonates in the teaching collections to get up to speed with textures, terminology and basically what they look like. Will be very useful when it comes to looking at my own samples.

2. I have a car!

A friend of mine is going into The Salvation Training College and was selling her car, so I am now the proud owner of a Peurgot 206. And I have named her...Fi Fi La Ren. Very french sounding, hehe. I think it suits her quite well. I'm sure I have heard the name beofre, so if anyone reading this knows the origin, or someone of the same name let me know. Otherwise I'm going to take the credit for it, heh.

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Other than that, everything else is pretty much normal. Been playing on the PC, 360 and PS3 a lot lately. Also, been working on my Oblivion section of my website quite a bit, so quite pleased with that. Still needs lots of pictures and work, but am happy with how it is coming along.

I'm thinking I might have a section devoted to my PhD (sad I know) so people can stay updated, (see how depressed I've got!) and just basically a log so I can look back on it too. I've already uploaded references and work onto my FTP server to I can access it pretty much anywhere. Yes, I'm that sad, lol.

Oh, I may scout out the local gyms for costs and stuff. Went round the uni gym which is dirt cheap (only £16/month) but it isn't the nicest, and rather cramped and hot. Some friends go to a local one, so would be nice to have a variety of people to go with.

Anyway, think that's enough for now.


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Sunday, 14 October 2007

Near Future Happenings & Stuff

Well, I've stiill being a scav and living off my JSA at the moment, but for anyong who doesn't already know, I've got an xmas temp job at M&S starting early November, so that's all to the good. Can buy people nice xmas presents, as well as using the money for more material things, and driving lessons maybe.

I'm likely going to be applying to Brum/Leicester to do a PhD starting next Sept, and my mom thinks it would be beneficial to be able to drive. It's not necessary as such though, as I can get a lift in with mom/Fi, if I was at Brum. need to learn though really. Already been a bit of a millstone round my neck preventing me from applying for jobs and stuff.

Also on a work-related-ish note, I'm setting up some time for me to go and volunteer at the lapworth museum. I did the 'scholarship' there in the summer between my 2nd and 3rd year, so hopefully I'll kind of know what I'm about, though that depends what Paul/Jon find for me to do I guess. Not only is it something I will enjoy doing, and be good for the whole CV thing, it will also be good to have something to do. I don't know ho my brother sits at home all day doing nothing except playing computer games etc. I've only been home about a month, but I'm already getting extremely restless. I'm looking forward to getting out of the house and having soemthing to occupy my time. Something useful at that. Hopefully going to be going in Weds-Fri (waiting to hear back atm) til I start at M&S, then I'll have to change it to just Tuesdays and Thursdays. But yeah, looking forward to that :)

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Don't know why, but I haven't really felt in the mood for writing blogs of late. Dunno cus it's because I'm so restless, or just because I have nothing to say! *sigh*

In other random news, I feel that I'm getting a better grasp of Fireworks and Dreamweaver, and my website looks better than it did before. Much better in my opinion. The only thing is that now there isn't much content as I took down all the original pages and am uploading new ones as I complete them rather than leaving the old ones up there, thus the only stuf up there is regarding my books. I should write some more personal pages again, but last time they started takin of the site, and well, having so much personal info up on the web isn't always the best, even though I don't create it under my real name! Besides, who really wants to know stuff about me?!

My hit rate has gone up very much over the last few months, think it's because search engines have finally indexed my site, now that I have posted up incoming links here and there. Good to see that people can find their way to my site from google searches and such. Just need more content really. I'm trying to review as I read, but I read so quickly it's hard to keep up.

But anyway, I'm really rambling here.

Ciao for now.

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