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[05 Jan 2007|09:57pm]

Now that we're all gonna get into the joy that is Skype, I thought we could have our details added to that post that has our addresses on it. Mine is (very imaginitively) bryn.watkins Also, a few people's addresses still aren't on there...cough up the details!

Tara, could you add on people's Skype names as they sign up? OOH, and do that crazy forward dating thing so it always comes top in the community! That's clever. :-D
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[04 Jan 2007|01:01pm]

Plast from the past for you all!

The videos we made for Marie's birthday a while back, I've now put them up on youtube for the world to see!

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[13 Dec 2006|10:13pm]



What is happening before/during/after awards evening?

Talk to me people!
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[10 Oct 2006|12:02pm]

While I remember, my address is now:

Bryn Watkins
Selwyn College


Stuff will be put in my pigeon hole, which is always depressingly empty.

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[07 Oct 2006|09:07pm]

Feeling slightly less ill than I did yesterday, for a while I was worried i'd caught the dreaded "freshers flu". I heard an anecdote from a girl in the film society of someone who had to repeat the whole first year because they caught flu in the first two weeks of term and it progressed to pnuemonia. Having now experienced something of the extreme weather in Aberystwyth I can believe it. There was a really good storm last night. The spray from the waves was so high that standing outside my house on the other side of the road, I could feel it dusting my face. Watching the sea tossing so violently I had one of those intense moments (not to be pretentious), when you realise that in spite of sealing yourself off in this very insular human world and debating and pondering these philosophical issues that seem of such importance, living alongside you are these ancient primal forces of nature, older than you can comprehend and completely beyond you're understanding and despite anything you do they will always have the power to annhilate you on a whim...not that nature actually conciously posesses whims...you see even now i'm attempting to personify it to bring it within the limits of my understanding. Thinking about this i'm reminded of the creation story of the Iroquois Indians in which the earth was formed on the back of a turtle. This brings forth the idea that we are not living on something dead and solid but a thing with a lifeforce and we are actually burdening it with our presence and should pay it due respect....o.k that got heavy...in case anyone is wondering I haven't been smoking anything. Though in some native American stories I think I see some indicators of mescaline abuse. The first film of the film society was really good, if a little strange, it didn't (as the title of "Manderlay") lead me to believe have any connection with "Rebecca" it was about slavery. When I was on my way in to watch the film I got a text from mum informing me that her and Shelley had exchanged eternity rings. I have subsequently also recieved an e-mail describing at length how blissfully happy they are now they "officially eternized", it's like i'm sooooooo happy for you, i'll hold onto the warm glow this wonderful news inspires in me when i'm a lonely old spinster about to go to her grave untouched by love, with only her cat to mourn her inauspicious departure! Just kidding (well mostly) I'll try and be happy that she's happy, i'm just dreading the moment when the inevitable crash comes. My great aunt hot in contact, it seems when you become a student you instantly become the hallowed starving artist incarnate and everybody is tripping over themselves to give you free stuff. I now have cool seventies retro bedding, in ornage check. I've spent the day reading Greek drama, which I am loving!!! I think Sophocles and I are kindred spirits, he's so deliciously melodramatic! When something happens to one of his heroes to humiliate or humble them they're basically like "My God this is so embarrassing, how will I live this down? I'm going have to go and kill myself" Although Greek heroes are tiresome and not heroes in the modern day sense of the word as they are generally, unreasonable arrogant and violent. My classics professor is wonderful, she's the archetype of the bumbling absentminded academic, she spent a good part of one of the lectures dropping paper and trying to get the projector to work, but she obviously knew her subject well and was passionate about it, I was looking at her thinking, maybe i'd like to be that person 20 years down the line. I think it would suit me, I could wear my bottle green cardigan with the shoulder pads (i'm wearing it now actually, just to put you in the moment gentle reader, it is gracing my form while this epic flows from my fingers). Well i've rambled on long enough, though parting is such sweet sorrow, i'm compelled to bid you goodnight as father time entreats me earnestly to attend to matters scholarly. The pain of separation from you stabs at my heart like a thousand cruel daggers!
Love you all
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[28 Sep 2006|04:40pm]

One in three new university students sleep with someone in their first 3 months of university.

Which of us will it be!?

Good old junk free London papers!

EDIT - it was in the first month, I apologise!
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University [26 Sep 2006|08:44pm]

Sorry I haven't posted for so long. I still don't have internet in my halls. My lovely flat mate Rosie has let my use her computer. I'm sharing a flat with 12 people! It's quite nice, though. We have 2 toilets and 2 bathrooms. My room is very pleasing, although I haven't finished unpacking. I have my own mini fridge. Other flat mates are also nice. Two of them are medics. Emily is a bit dopey but very nice and Amy strickes me as being a bit of a bitch, but I'll have to see.

Yesterday I went to a traffic light party. This is where you dress up as one of the colours of a traffic light to signal your sexual availability. Red means no, orange maybe and green is up for anything. I was red, but this was only due to the fact that I don't have any orange clothes and I was not going to be a green. It was quite fun. I danced a lot and drank sambuca. I saw quite a few pings but was being harrassed by this one guy who wasn't. His dancing was awful and he kept on holding my hands so I was forced to dance with him. All I kept on imagining was the fact that he would be fantastically awful in bed. That made me smile!

Ok. I've been on this computer for way too long so I must go. I will update soon.

I miss everyone loads. Lots of love.
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[24 Sep 2006|10:36pm]

[ mood | scared ]

Yay! first entry in ib@uni!

The idea of university has become vaguely terrifying now that my brain has allowed me to realise that I'm moving in less than 12 hours. It's so weird. It seems like I've been waiting for this moment for most of my life.

Today I went shopping with my mom to get some kitchen stuff. I actually started crying when I realised my mom had only bought two portions of lasagna rather than three. We've been this really tight family unit for the last 12 years and moving around so much didn't really matter. I think my mom really wants to go back to Colombia once my brother and I have graduated from uni. I called my dad today and he said just about the opposite of what everyone else has said to me. He told me not to go out too much, that I should work hard (as if I wouldn't!) and that the first weeks would probably be a bit rubbish. It turns out there is some money left in my trust fund. I might buy a laptop. I think I almost hate my father sometimes.

I'll update tomorrow when I'm in my room!

Lots of love

P.S. Why have Aberystwyth people not updated yet! I am quite miffed.

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