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from portlypete :
I only just found your update. I love a story with a happy ending. Be sure to post details of your book when it's available.
from buffylass :
Thanks buddy :) it's a massive relief getting a second opinion, as I bought it solo and was basically relying on my own judgement of 'good'. Yes message me, I haven't heard from you in an age! xx
from shot-of-tea :
Glad everything's going so well for you in the new job, and new love interest is always exciting too :) xx
from strawberrri :
Oh absolutely! I was meaning to mention meeting up when I saw you'd moved to Watford, then my own house-finding crisis thingy took over. Be warned as meeting up with me will likely involve us drinking lots of wine :) xx
from randomrabbit :
I too was scuppered by the weather (snow atop) so couldn't do Striding Edge when I was up there. Part of me is a little sad at that, but I do have a teeny weeny bit of an issue with heights so I may have, probably literally, shit myself. Or sat crying hugging a rock half way along or fallen off and died, so another part of me is quite relieved I didn't.
from buffylass :
Ha! I'm glad I can be a nice guinea-pg for you! In all seriousness, thanks for the support :) xx
from portlypete :
"Keep positive and stay busy" and "never look back" are two excellent rules for life (sez me!). Also, potential employers always look favourably upon people who are already working stupid hours for diddly-squat. You are exactly what they are looking for. Stick in there!
from shot-of-tea :
Been away from Diaryland for approx one hundred thousand years so I have only just read your last entry and CONGRATULAAAATIONS. Very well done, you deserve nothing less! xx
from portlypete :
I am a lax slacker. But since you only update monthly, I haven't missed much - apart from a "<B>" 2:1!!!!!</B>" But even better than that, you have more experience of the world than people twice your age. I predict a shining future for you. I really hope I'm right.
from strawberrri :
I can't believe I haven't yet congratulated you on your fantastic degree result! Congratulations :) I hope you're enjoying a bit of time to relax in amongst all the transition madness xxx
from randomrabbit :
Congratulations on the 2:1. The scary thing (for me!) is that it doesn't seem 2 minutes since I was reading about you starting uni.
from portlypete :
Damn, I left a really supportive message and then zapped it. You will survive was (pretty much) the theme. Thanks.
from portlypete :
pw is just a cover for the truth: there is nothing there. If I find something worth saying, I'll probably open up again. Good luck.
from strawberrri :
what a COCK! don't take it personally - you're great and at least you're not his ex (try to feel sorry for her if anything). you've had a lucky escape. there are some good ones out there, i promise xx
from skinnylizzie :
WORD. I too am on Blogger and have been posting at both places because I didn't want to leave my little chums here behind. I am off to add you right now in a slightly stalkerish manner (I'm skinny-lizzie.blogspot.com...I found it hard enough coming up with one name eight years ago, I gave up on thinking of another) xx
from skinnylizzie :
Annie, let's have done with it and just move in together. You can bake cakes and I will do the gardening, and in the evening we'll listen to Radio 4 and talk about our twenty cats whilst smelling of mothballs. Although I do strongly believe that it's not entirely our fault! We are just a bit picky (except for when our weird crushes rear their heads - I had the oddest dream last night after writing that) and that is NO BAD THING, we don't want chav babies or anything! xxx
from buffylass :
Some people might say it's a total overshare, but I for one ADORED your two sentences on your vibrator - I even did a full-blown snort of laughter xx
from shot-of-tea :
Annie, I've been meaning to ask for WEEKS now, I am in need of your password. Your's is the only one I can't remember (bananas, hammocks?) Please assist :)
from buffylass :
Ugh it's always a bit offputting when people have been using your room and you have no idea who they are. You have my sympathies xx
from strawberrri :
thank you very much :) i hope 2011 is wonderful for you xx
from skinnylizzie :
Aww Annie, I'm sorry I'm so late but I haven't logged in here for a good couple of weeks. How are boys so good at breaking hearts? It must be a Y chromosome thing. Like Sarah said, you will feel better in time (must resist the urge to sing Leona at you). I've been thinking of you this past week what with all this chuffing snow and Scotland all over the news for resembling the Arctic tundra. We've had nearly two feet here and walking to work at half six the other morning felt like a scene out of The Day After Tomorrow xxx
from buffylass :
Oh I'm sorry everything is a bit rubbish at the moment xx
from strawberrri :
also (sorry, just re-reading your entry) colin is a twat and needs to fucking grow up! he made the choice to send inappropriate texts. 'bed made, lie in it' are the words that spring to mind.
from strawberrri :
annie, you're worth so much more than he gives you credit for. i know what it's like to feel as low and as idiotic and as sad as boys unfortunately have the ability to do. you will be great in a few weeks (you wiiiiillll!) and (on a different note) i'm glad to hear about that money. make sure you *enjoy* some of it please? :) xxx
from sunbeams100 :
I'm sorry to hear about Grant - it's the worst when boys suddenly stop making an effort, but I think a lot of them do that! I'm a bit out of the loop - do you see him in Uni much? Maybe you could ask if he fancies a library day with you? That way, he's getting work done, but maybe you could still manage a 'wtf is up with this shit?' chat. I hope things get better soon <333
from strawberrri :
ah, you are so lovely. i hope everything turns out alright, finances and all! please let your parents know if you are struggling too much - it definitely won't make you a sponger; you need money to live on xx
from sunbeams100 :
I'm doing that reading-diaryland-regularly thing now, thought I'd tell you instead of stalking quietly in the shadows. New Boy sounds yayful, it makes me squee to read about people when they're in the honeymoon stage of the relationship, which can last, y'know, the whole relationship sometimes. :) As long as the painted nails make you feel better, who cares if he notices? :)
from strawberrri :
Leave the 'single' status up and keep him on his toes and desperate for you to be his official girlfriend! When Stu and I split up I changed my settings so the only person who could view my relationship status was me - couldn't bear the idea of people commenting. Hope you're having a fun Saturday :D xxx
from strawberrri :
thanks, i am feeling more chipper already :) i hate it when they're at the painful/throbbing stage. i'm over that part thank god but they're still very unsightly nonetheless. luckily it's halloween so i'll fit in ;) xx
from buffylass :
I was indeed at Glasgow University! It's very pretty too; I hadn't been to Glasgow before but I was quite impressed. The motorway coming into it was a bit terrifying, though - on the way out you have to join on the fast lane! Sadly I had not 30 minutes to myself at any one time, but it would've been ace to see you amongst your kind! Finally, thanks about the dress :) but it was bloody cold xx
from shot-of-tea :
I've already left you a note, numpty!
from strawberrri :
Ah, I'm so very, very happy to hear about New Boy! He sounds wonderful :) xx
from shot-of-tea :
Heeey there, just to inform you that I'm temporarily locked up, username: shots password: andtea
from portlypete :
So, how much chocolate is, actually, going to survive the trip from Birmingham to Glasgow?
from portlypete :
So, how much chocolate is, actually, going to survive the trip from Birmingham to Glasgow?
from skinnylizzie :
Yay for the cantering! It makes me all girlishly excited to read about it, I want to put on my hat, saddle up my Magic and go for a jolly old picnic in the woods and talk about horses all day long! I think I would actually bore you to death if I did though, everybody at work just kind of glazes over and does the old nod and smile routine if I mention horses...x
from shot-of-tea :
Ahhhhhhh I know, I know. To be honest I'm not really sure myself why I'm agreeing to see him (feel the need to stress that we are NOT back together haha, as if that makes any real difference) when it's the last thing in the world he deserves. But... ah, what can I say! Thanks for your concern though :)
from shot-of-tea :
Haha excellent, we shall look very cool if you do manage to see me in Brum in October :)
from shot-of-tea :
Aviator jacket = BIG YES. Although, ahem, that 'inferior' Topshop version is the one I am getting as I think it is fabulous!
from strawberrri :
trust me, i NEED 6 foot 4 men in my life. in some of my highest shoes i'm verging on 6 foot and this way i still only come up to his chin :) if he doesn't ask me out again i'm going to blame my leisure suit larry comment entirely. maybe then i'll use it as a nickname... x
from portlypete :
Repeat the mantra, "muscle weighs more than fat". ps welcome to the ranks of the unemployed.
from strawberrri :
don't worry too much about very slight weight gain or not losing. i have stayed the same (10 st), still a size 12 but i am MUCH more toned and fit. keep at it! x
from strawberrri :
ah thanks :) i shall continue the updates if and when any progress occurs *dreamy sigh* x
from portlypete :
That 'Randomrabbit': he's all very knowledgeable about cheese-rolling and getting bread to rise, but his message board STILL doesn't work on Firefox - pff! Although, I have to admit, he's probably right about flatbread - it won't puff up until you cook it methinks. ... Down our way it hasn't rained since Noah's time, so I don't go exercising because it's just too HOT! If I try really hard, I can always come up with a cast-iron reason why working out is bad for my health. That's why I'm expanding faster than a pan of hot Baglep. (Yes I did have to Google it .. so?)
from randomrabbit :
If you use baking powder I'm not sure you knead to leave it to rise (ha a bread joke)- it should start as soon as you add the liquid. I'd mix it all together, give it a fairly quick knead and whack it straight in the oven.
from randomrabbit :
Yeast? And somewhere warm.
from skinnylizzie :
Ha, at least you haven't graduated with a lovely, shiny degree and then CHOSEN to work full-time in a shop...loads of my old teachers come into mine (which, by the way, is hell on earth at the moment. You had a lucky escape) and always ask as delicately as they can why I am working in a shop. I usually ask them what else there is to do in Grimsby and shuts them up pretty quickly. Anyway, I am liking the horsey tales, yay! I haven't been in nearly two weeks thanks to working late on Friday and I feel as if I have had a limb chopped off x
from randomrabbit :
Ooh that reminded me I think I'm meant to be going to see The Divine Comedy. Must check when that is.
from skinnylizzie :
Ah, rising trot is lovely, your thighs are going to feel brilliant very soon...I am the master of rising trot without stirrups, it's all in the thighs! Make Evil Stuart have lessons on the lunge with no stirrups and no reins and then ask him how easy it is, damn it. I have to end this note now before I explode with horsey enthusiasm.
from buffylass :
Oh man, I was up in the Yorkshire Dales last weekend with James's family and we too went to the cheese factory! V. sad though, as we went on a day when they weren't actually making cheese. I ate so many free cubes of Wensleydale I almost put myself into a coma xx P.S. Went for the PS3 in the end.
from strawberrri :
haha, i assumed paul the world cup octopus was a creation of your imagination. and then i see him on the news this morning! he went for spain though... x
from skinnylizzie :
We went to Alton Towers three or four weeks ago and we ended up queuing for 13 (I honestly can't remember the ridiculous way they spell it so I won't even bother trying) for about an hour and a half just because we felt like we had to. We all agreed that if we'd queued for ten or twenty minutes, it would've been a great ride. Not so much after wasting all that time, though. And I smacked Hannah in the face when it did that surprisey thing which nobody warned me about, error. Anyway, on a different note, yay for the horseness! It is exceptionally good for your thighs and bum, it's the reason I have limited cellulite (for now. If my sausage roll diet continues like this it won't stay that way for much longer), and horses are at least 3,450,872 times better than men, which fits into your celibacy plan well, hurrah!
from wombaby :
Congratulations on the job!
from skinnylizzie :
Thank you, I may well send him your way. I've seen first hand how small people can be senselessly violent in a way I just can't pull off, your services may be needed! xxx
from strawberrri :
not having had any exams since 5 years ago means i've forgotten the horror :) x
from buffylass :
I'll have you know that ITV3 is my gran's favourite channel (channel 10, Holly! They've got Rosemary & Thyme all day!). Hope you're doing okay, my love, after all the boy cockage xx
from skinnylizzie :
Oh for God's sake, what is WRONG with men? They really are the same the whole world over - headfucks and more bothered about notching up numbers than anything more meaningful. I'm angry for you! On the plus side, the jailbreak thing looks a hell of a lot of fun, I had a good chuckle at a few of your photos!
from shot-of-tea :
Well what can I say, great minds have equally bizarre and half-baked ideas! I think we could have great fun though, and then could swan about France together being incredibly witting and charming. Hope you're okay at the moment, can't be easy.
from shot-of-tea :
Oh BUM, I had to wipe my laptop and so don't have passwords anymore. If you could provide me with your's on here or through fb that would be fabularse!
from wombaby :
Awwww :D
from shot-of-tea :
Hurrah! Hope things go nicely with Stuart :) You very much deserve some nice boy times after a shitty few months.
from strawberrri :
hi annie, sorry i missed your birthday! your life sounds amazingly interesting at the moment :) xx
from portlypete :
I cooked a chicken dinner for four recently - made stuffing from scratch and left it in the fridge; ditto the wine which I remembered half way through pud, which was a disaster anyway because I put flour in the whisked egg-whites by mistake. And I'm slightly older than 21! http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk
from leggierox :
Hey Annie, Haven't logged onto diaryland for some time now, so I was surprised when I scrolled back through your last few diary entries and saw what you've been through over the last few months. Lotsa love, Lianne x
from buffylass :
That sounds like possibly the most traumatic dream ever, possibly bar an axe muderery one. Sorry for the delay (rubbishy illness) but I'm sorry that so many boys are being total gits to you xx
from portlypete :
Lovely Annie, thanks for the note. It's just possible that I have exagerated my condition. You know how men are with illnesses. It would be good to find out what it is though. Have an excellent Xmas and stay away from men unless they have a long white beard (genuine not cotton wool) and a big sack (oh dear).
from boredlaura :
I don't think there are strong enough words to describe that boy: twatty nobjocky is just a start. And I agree with other who say it was assault, no "nearly" about it. (((hugz)))
from shot-of-tea :
'To goats. May they always be sure-footed on the mounain and never break their spindly legs.' Paraphrasing, of course. But Annie, I can't believe what happened. I don't think it's melodramatic to say that I do class that as assault. Not sure what you should do about it, but I hope you manage to get some sort of resolution because it sounds awful. Hope everything gets better for you soon.
from skinnylizzie :
What a nob jockey. In fact, nob jockeys, plural. Men that do BAD THINGS to women should have it chopped off and then have salt thrown into the open wound x
from portlypete :
Eight pints of cider and still walking? You have stamina, girl.
from skinnylizzie :
I'm sorry about your dog, I remember that I cried for about three hours without taking a breath when mine died and it's horrible, it really is xxx
from portlypete :
Hormones and alcohol! That's a heady mix. It's sad about your doggy though.
from portlypete :
Thanks for the message. I don't really do "ill" so I'm sure I'll pull through, and yes I'd love a dog. We always had one when I was a kid - Springer Spaniels. I think an Irish Setter would suit me now - they're madder than I am. I've just spent a while catching up on your amazing trip. Keep those glasses - one day they may come back into fashion. Also, relationships!!! I'm giving that particular minefield a very wide berth, but I really hope it all works out.
from skinnylizzie :
It's okay, I think you're entitled to and have earnt more than one self-indulgent rant! Not that it was self-indulgent, I know it's easier to relate to what somebody else is going through when you compare it to your own situation, I'm exactly the same. All break-ups are different though; when I broke up with the Geordie I was devastated, but within five months I was seeing Gav. This time around I have put on a metal chastity belt and have thrown the key into the Humber. It's a shame you don't live closer (damn Scotland, being so far away!) or I would suggest many nights filled with films that contain no romantic content at all and copious amounts of cocktails together to drown our sorrows. I don't know what works for anyone else, but I feel infinitely better when I'm kept busy, and so that's the advice I'd pass your way. And like I said before, you know where I am if you want to talk, about anything at all :) xxx
from boredlaura :
All I can say is ((((hugs))))
from strawberrri :
note to self: stop repeating self in notes!
from strawberrri :
(annie, thank you for your kind note x) i sincerely hope you're doing ok. there's not much i can say to help at the moment. what you will find though is that as time moves on you'll feel much less shit. keep youself busy and stay strong. you're gorgeous and fab - don't forget that xxx
from shot-of-tea :
Oh no, I'm really sorry Annie. Hope you come out of this okay. Facebook me if you ever want a ramble/rant/general chat.
from wombaby :
Good luck!
from skinnylizzie :
Oh Annie my love, I am sending you the biggest imaginary hug possible right now. You know where I am if you need to talk to somebody totally unconnected to everything, or even if you just want to talk about fish or something, I'm good at that too. Oodles of love and hugs xxx
from strawberrri :
i love the dog in the last pic :) sorry things have been crappy for you! you're extremely attractive, intelligent and charismatic too annie. don't forget that x
from shot-of-tea :
While I can't say much on your other current problems other than that I think every girl has insane jealousy moments about other girls (and if they don't, then I am also jealous of them), one thing I can say is this: go on the injection! Your periods stop. I'm sure there is a downside to it but that is one mighty upside my friend.
from buffylass :
Ha, your note literally made me laugh for about 30 seconds. Did you seriously do that? And is that seriously a minor fault? Sadly mine were all for boring things that I don't even remember doing! xx
from strawberrri :
hmm, it's difficult about the bills, but it depends on when they were due to be ending. when did your contract with the house end? if it's end of august you might have to pay... all my uni house contracts ended at end of june though, so i might be talking shite!
from skinnylizzie :
Hello my petite pal, just wanted to say thank you for your note, I'm not entirely sure you would describe me as being strong if you had seen me weeping a couple of weeks ago at work, think I frightened a few people! Also, and more importantly, I had a dream about you last night. I hope that doesn't terrify you, and I can't remember exactly what happened, I just know you were there. God knows what is going on in my subconscious right now...
from buffylass :
Sorry I'm so late but... welcome back! Having a lovely time reading your entries that I've missed this week - I'd do the same thing for my lighthouse holiday, only it'd fill roughly a paragraph xx
from portlypete :
Really good to get your note. No, "Past Imperfect" by Julian Fellowes (a conceited dinosaur in a stuffed shirt). But then I never thought much of "Gosford Park" either. Try to get hold of something by Tibor Fischer though. I'm confident you'll want more.
from skinnylizzie :
I am loving your entries, especially the fact that you've so handily added links to the pictures without any need to caption or make the page ten feet long, it does please my OCD heart! Also, Lincolnshire is clearly the place to call home. We get everywhere (no, really, it's a little frightening sometimes. I once went over to Europe for a family holiday and bumped into a girl off my school bus over there. Very bizarre)
from strawberrri :
WELCOME BACK! can't wait to read more of your adventures xx
from randomrabbit :
Yeah yeah personal growth, India, blah blah blah. Where's my yak pic? Nah only kidding, it's good to have you back old girl.
from skinnylizzie :
Thank GOD you're back, I've missed your updates woman!
from shot-of-tea :
HURRAH, so glad you're back chum :) Looking forward to reading all about the adventures!
from wombaby :
Welcome back! Do you know yet how you got on with the Stats resit? Glad you seem to have enjoyed your trip anyhow!
from strawberrri :
thanks :) i will send you my address in a facebook message! not sure what the hell was up with me but i seemed to have resumed normal health.
from skinnylizzie :
Hmm, I'm considering myself warned so I'm not going to say have a good time, but I AM going to say I hope you have a good time! Like you said, it'll be an experience that you might never get the chance to have again, so I hope it goes well for you. And ooh, I would very much like a letter from deepest darkest Nepal! Am I alright to send you my address via Facebook? x
from buffylass :
Pick me, pick me! Will email you my address asap xx
from strawberrri :
thanks annie :) i hope everything goes amazingly for you in the next few weeks. i will have to email you my address as i would love a letter. and i would promise a reply if there's somewhere to contact you! x
from randomrabbit :
Will you photograph me a yak?
from shot-of-tea :
You should punch Eleanor in her stupid, attempting-to-kiss-your-boyfriend face. That may be just the yob in me talking though.
from portlypete :
In truth, I hadn't seen the programme. So now I guess I'll have to watch. But then again, what's the point when one already has the body of Adonis - that's Deimos Adonis, the chubby guy whose dad used to run the local chippy.
from wombaby :
Take heart, you haven't failed until you get your results saying "fail" so there's no point in worrying about it in advance. Like you say, you have grounds for appeal, and if that fails, you could probably retake the year. I know that's not ideal on financial grounds, but it's a worst-case-scenario. (This is all much easier said than done; were I in your position I would be thinking roughly what you're thinking!) Anyway, good luck!
from skinnylizzie :
Hurrah, congratulations on doing the run! I'm not even sure I would've made it past the warm-up nowadays so anybody who can complete an entire run earns my eternal admiration!
from shot-of-tea :
You should then have asked Andy if he had the TROTS. Ohhhhhh, the hilarious hilarity of it all :)
from buffylass :
We spent the whole of Friday at work trying to insert that Swine Flu pun into general conversation. I actually laughed out loud when I first heard it, which is probably worrying for my sense of humour.
from skinnylizzie :
I am growing a moustache, and also a hefty beard, so perhaps your dream was full of psychic goodness? Then again, I will never turn myself orange or bleach my hair blonde, so perhaps not. I don't think I'm so keen on dream me...!
from portlypete :
Obviously 'profanity' was not the right word to use there - I hate it when I do that!
from portlypete :
What will happen to you? Given Steffie's educational note to me, if you ever go to South Africa, you'll get arrested for profanity. I really haven't heard the word except in WW2 comedy spoofs for many a year.
from shot-of-tea :
Ha, Rory DEFINITELY wants a car, but I'm the most useless car person ever (despite quite enjoying Top Gear) and so couldn't tell you what he wants. All I know is that he has to save for the majority by himself, and this makes him very sore because most of his mates' parents bought their cars and they are all "really good" (again, I'm no judge of this). And a big 'oooh' on the Stuart front by the way. Do you think things would be different if you were both single? Generally I agree with your friend that it's best to just give him a wide berth for a while, the last thing you need is unncessary complications.
from buffylass :
Heh thanks, I have a really stupid smile on my face but thankfully it's too far away to notice properly. Also, I fully sympathise with Colin - my ex-housemate had an infected wisdom tooth and ended up taking my scary 60 mg codeine pills that my gran gave to me xx
from skinnylizzie :
Colin has my sympathy; I have honestly never felt pain like it. Who invented teeth anyway? They're craptastic.
from strawberrri :
thanks annie. i spoke to my mum yesterday and she said 'if you don't love him by now it's unlikely you're ever going to.' well, gaz and i both love simpsons so maybe i could send him a text saying 'dear baby, welcome to dumpsville. population: you,' and he'd see the funny side. but i doubt that! hope you're having a good easter, despite any parental anguish! xx
from wombaby :
Then you have excellent taste!
from buffylass :
The black one looks especially chafey, I can't imagine it's even slightly comfy. If I bought her something like that then I'd definitely be fired as a bridesmaid, although I guess that would get me off Disney duty at least. I can't do it, her bloody mother's going to be there when she's unwrapping! xx
from strawberrri :
i have had the misfortune of buying a box of those wobbly lollies in the past. truly disgusting! shame about stephen fry being literally on the other side of the world, but then i wouldn't want him to think i was stalking him :D
from shot-of-tea :
They DO, a lovely electric blue which almost did tempt me. But I have blue shoes, and I don't have pink shoes, and so the sensible side of me for once won over. If there is anything sensible about buying shoes so humungously tall...
from portlypete :
That's not fair - you with your padlock and key 'n all.
from randomrabbit :
At least it was only his shoe he peed on. I've peed on worse, including someone else's shoe, and I wasn't necessarily moving at high speeds at the time.
from shot-of-tea :
Ahh, thank you Annie :) Talking of our meeting, I'm thinking that when I go off to uni and have a bit more time on my hands (unless this is a wild fancy I'm hoping for and will actually be buried under even more work) we should arrange another get-together? Somewhere in the middle maybe, though that will still involve both of us going quite a way :)
from strawberrri :
that reminds me actually, i once went into a halifax/rbs and asked to speak to someone about my account. and they said no. when i enquired as to why they replied 'because this isn't your bank.'
from strawberrri :
"laughing at the various 'metalheads' who were about as hardcore as Hannah Montana." HAHA. don't go with the royal bank of scotland. i did when i was a student and they were a freaking nightmare. i like to refer to them as the royal bank of cunts.
from skinnylizzie :
Er, do you know what? I honestly can't remember what I said, but I know it must've been generally positive because let's face it, I think it's blatantly obvious I have been madly in love with him since roughly the time you started chanting 'Team Fittie' at me through my notes page! I am so weak... As for the mystery illness debacle, well, it's good that you don't have diabetes but not so good that you're no closer to working it out. If it helps (which it won't, but I'm saying it anyway), I had a mystery stomach illness for all of upper sixth and my first year at uni which left doctors mystified before just upping and leaving one sunny morning. I still don't know what it was, but as long as it doesn't come back, I don't care either. So I shall hope yours behaves the same way as that! xxx
from shot-of-tea :
Yes, I'm not really helping myself vis-a-vis the 'keep the weight off', unless applie pie and strawberry splits are known weight-loss aids? Also, I hope everything's okay with the diabetes and whatnot :) I'm sure it will be.
from strawberrri :
oh no i hope you don't have diabetes! :( though my dad (middle-aged, yo-yo dieter, in response to the 'fat old men' observation) has it and doesn't really have to do a lot different, so yes, very manageable. hope you feel better xx
from buffylass :
Good luck and lots of squidgy hugs xx
from wombaby :
Sympathy. On the plus side, if that's what it is, at least it's manageable (I know it won't be hugely fun to manage, but at least it's possible), and if that really is the problem, then once you get it under control you're bound to feel loads better. Good luck with the remaining blood tests!
from skinnylizzie :
Without mentioning any names of course, I started to feel like that about one of my flatmates during second year and it was the cause of a fair bit of unhappiness on my part. Hairdryers going at seven in the morning outside my door, whining if I left my washing up for longer than an hour...just stupid things that built it up. I was secretly glad when she decided to move elsewhere for third year, because it meant we could still be friends and not hate each other's guts. Er, what was my point? Oh yes, I feel your pain little one!
from skinnylizzie :
I forgot to say anything after abusing your Facebook wall with birthday wishes, but photo albums from your birthday keep popping up in my news feed and you look bloody gorgeous in every single way. Seriously woman, I am loving the red dress and the belt too; you looked brillo pads! Glad you had a good birthday anyway and things are better with the parentals x
from randomrabbit :
I hate birthdays but then I'm old and a miserable git. You're young and lovely and therefore they should be joyous things! Happy Birthday x
from strawberrri :
happy birthday beautiful annie xxx
from theswordsman :
Happy Birthday
from wombaby :
I don't especially enjoy my birthday either. Hope it's a better one than you are expecting. The Give Blood people told me not to come back too! Except actually they told my mum to tell me not to come back, which is a complete breach of confidentiality!!
from shot-of-tea :
Happy Birthday for tomorrow :) Hope you have a nice day and get spoiled by Colin!
from wombaby :
Good. I'm glad you're not depressed. (No, really, that sounds kind of sarcastic, but I really am glad!) It's possible to learn to be less negative. Takes time though. Does the uni have a counselling thing? Anyway I wish you a happy and joyful Sunday.
from wombaby :
Have you seen the doctor about the being unhappy a lot?
from sunbeams100 :
Agh I can't find you on FB! Want to try and find me instead? I'm 'Rachel Starling' with a picture of me holding a chocolate coin, as you do. Don't be thrown by the straight hair. :)
from shot-of-tea :
It seems to be my turn to offer the reassurance (thank you, by the way!) because I feel EXACTLY the same as you quite a lot of the time. It's a strange thing, I swear I was never as insecure about my looks before I got with Rory, and it's nothing he does to make me feel at all ugly because if anything he is overly-complementary - I just feel it myself. I too find myself criticising any pretty girls on telly (why do I even make myself watch Hollyoaks?) and picking up on any tiny fault, whilst at the same time envying them. It is MADNESS, especially when I consider that you think this way too and yet I've MET you and thought you were very pretty and charming and know that they really are such unnecessary insecurities. I'm rambling now and am not sure I really have a point except that I'm sure every girl must feel the same way as us at some point or another.
from wombaby :
Hehe thanks :-) I'll see him again in Feb (which is actually the next weekend we're both free!) so ...
from wombaby :
Lol I know you know :-) I don't know if he's up for long distance though, that's the trouble. (The other trouble is that apparently I'm a slut, but more on that later!)
from onlyemma :
Haha! I haven't actually read that Bridget Jones, but my sister did read the Colin Firth bit to me down the phone when I was on my way to the interview, leading me to add, "what's your favourite pudding?" to my questions. Unfortunately I chickened out of asking that one though. But tell your mum that he was really nice and was wearing a lovely shirt. He actually knew it was my first interview and said, "See? that wasn't so bad!" when I finished and gave me lots of encouragement. A true gentleman. Anyway, I thought I was blocking that out...! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas, I really do need to catch up on diaries as I've been out of the loop, so I'm pre-warning you that yours will get a bashing very soon. Happy new year for later! (this note is now ridiculously long!) xxxx
from sunbeams100 :
I did an update! Not a proper one but, you know...it's there. :) I look forward to a squeeful update when you next see Colin. :) Christmas was okay, I had to work on boxing day though, which was a bit rubbish! Btw I noticed you mentioned Facebook - can I steal you for my friends list? I only know your first name, so I can't just track you down without permission... :)
from sunbeams100 :
Hey you, I have been catching up on your diary over the last few (years? Wtf brain?) hours, and just wanted to say, in no particular order - YOU ARE NOT FAT, woe for bad housing situations <3, omg I remember Milgram - but not what he did, just his name...riiight, A levels clearly impacted my life! Also, I hope you're feeling alright and coping okay being away from Colin. And if you're worried about Christmas weight, you're not alone - I only gained realistically 1-2 pounds, but am trying to rid myself of them already. <3 Er, that should have come across as I-panic-too-huzzah-for-us-weird-panickers! But I am tired. :) *Snuggles then sleeps*
from wombaby :
25 hours a week? Oh the poor dear. 14 hours in a night is hard going, especially if you're on your feet a lot and moving about. Never mind, just think of the pay! And I'm glad that Dr L was understanding, or at least as understanding as she could be - uni rules probably mean you can't resit, rather than her wanting to be unfair to you. Chin up, nearly time to go home.
from strawberrri :
i hope everything gets sorted out annie. you're such a great person and shouldn't be so hard on yourself :( get ye rested over xmas (and to the docs), try to forget about the exams and enjoy time with family, friends and your little hounds xx
from strawberrri :
"This time I shall also remember to bring my own hangbag; having to borrow his mother's was not exactly the high point of my stay." LMAO! :)
from violetsmile :
Thank you lovely!! My little Annie is already on the list!! I love your present list. Last year, one of K's presents from me was an adopted gorilla, and I got my mum an adopted bear. They're great presents. I hate all the materialism of Christmas. Makes me quite sad. Anyway, thanks again lovely! You've restored my faith in people!! x
from wombaby :
I have friends like that!!! I want to kill them. Often. (Obviously I won't, Mr Nice Policeman!)
from wombaby :
Aww your friends sound really nice!
from wombaby :
You have invited three people for NY. That's how many you've invited. I think it's rude of them to try and inviegle more people in. The person who does the inviting gets to say who gets to come. Just get the other three to not tell C and R where they're gone? I don't know, I can definitely see how it's awkward. But 6 people to stay is too many. Maybe tell R you thought she'd be busy doing stuff with F and you didn't want to get in the way of that?
from strawberrri :
try sleeping on it...i'm sure there will be a solution! it's a shame there isn't a way to please everyone, but like i said, you're the host so should get the final say, really.
from strawberrri :
hmmmmm, can you use the old 'i don't have room to put you up...kathi and catriona may also be in the house over new year' (even if it's not true) to avoid asking rosie and francois? chances are they want to spend it together surely and you shouldn't be expected to put them up! it's your decision since you're the host. and i've never liked clare from what you've written about her - she should spend new year's stuck locked in a dumpster x
from strawberrri :
i was going to suggest jan as a potential HM until you mentioned she was going abroad! you need people in your house to socialise with while you're at uni (so i'm sure kathi and catriona will understand, if you explain it's because they're out so much and you feel lonely, not that you don't like them). i was feeling a bit like that when i moved a couple of months ago. my housemate ben was literally NEVER in and jenn was out a lot so i was home alone a lot. but now ben's moving so we get to have a new (hopefully more sociable!) housemate and jenn's been spending a lot more time at home in the past few weeks so i just hang out in the lounge with her and it makes all the difference. hope you feel better soon - reckon the xmas break will do you good :)
from randomrabbit :
For the record I think miniskirts are an excellent investment. That's not really what I came to say. What I came to say was that I now really want a Pingu shirt. And I would look like a twat, unlike you who doesn't.
from wombaby :
*hugs* Yeah, I used to do the eating-disordery thing too (although I never had all that much willpower about it), and all it's left me with is an inability to tell that I'm hungry until I'm about to puke. Also, 3/4 length sleeves are one of the most hideous inventions known to self harmers. And the shops are *full* of them this year! It's so hard to get long sleeved blouses.
from random-ditto :
Ah, its nice to know I'm not the only one, does that mean that they don't all spontaneously whip out a fiddle & play a merry tune? Damn. Oh & hello again by the way, I know I've been away on another planet for a long time (well, France) but its nice to hear from you! Glad things are going well for you at the moment - in my humble opinion 2nd year is miles better than being a fresher! Everything falls a bit more into place... xXx
from wombaby :
Ugh, 2 hours of stats? That's not nice!
from boredlaura :
A mad woman from Aberdeen overtipping funny, sexy cloakroom attendants? No, that can't be right cos I was home in Aberdeen all weekend "behaving". (And yes, 50p is a huuuuuuge bargain and we Aberdonians love a bargain so much we'll pay ya for it!)
from wombaby :
"hideous 5-hour day " ... just you wait til you're working full time! (I know, being a student is hard in different ways, and I'm glad it's over really.)
from skinnylizzie :
Oh don't, you should hear what he said last night...oh yes, and congratulations on the job! Would've said it before but I stupidly dropped a whole glass of orange juice on my keyboard and have had to coax it into working again.
from buffylass :
WELL DONE on the job lovely xx
from strawberrri :
" in the words of the interviewer, 'like an egg on rollerskates'. It was meant to be an elephant." *chuckles heartily* congrats on the job...and the anniversary...and the general happiness. WOO! :)
from shot-of-tea :
Thank you, note shall be deleted promptly :) WELL DONE ON THE JOB!
from shot-of-tea :
Oh RUBBISH. New laptop, and can't remember your password to read you! Send again, please?
from wombaby :
Well done!
from randomrabbit :
Is 24 hours not a little excessive for an essay? Other than my dissertation, which, erm, yes, the less said about the better, I'm not sure I spent 24 hours on anything. Which might of course explain that 2:2! Yes, go work hard. And if you leave it so long until you update again young lady I shall come up to Glasgow and prod you with increasingly sharp utensils and with increasing ferocity until you do, because if I've not got anything to read I have to do work, which is just silly.
from wombaby :
Yeah I had a dreadful time finding poppies! My first one, the red bit detached from the green bit. Then my second one got scrumpled from being on my coat, and I forgot it in Norwich but I couldn't find anywhere selling them on Saturday or Sunday so in the end the cashier at Waitrose gave me hers cos I needed one for parade! I went to Flanders and Ypres 10 years ago, and I still remember how moving it was.
from violetsmile :
Lol, I have every intention of keeping this little one in as long as possible!! But I do like the idea of it being born on your birthday!!! What a wonderful role model it'd have! I'd be proud for it to grow up with a lot of your qualities! x
from violetsmile :
Lol, I have every intention of keeping this little one in as long as possible!! But I do like the idea of it being born on your birthday!!! What a wonderful role model it'd have! I'd be proud for it to grow up with a lot of your qualities! x
from shot-of-tea :
Bwaha, thank you, I was secretly hoping some of you uni-folk would leap in to offer advice and reassurance. By the way, I am OBSESSED with anybody Rory has been involved with in the past. It's terrible. He was always more of a drunk-snogger than a serious-relationship sort of boy and so I just have reams of girls he kissed once to be jealous of... and yes, I am jealous of every last one of them. Couples, hey...
from shot-of-tea :
Hope the job interview went well!
from wombaby :
Good luck with Jessops!
from buffylass :
Sending you a wee virtual hug xx
from wombaby :
Look for Bike and See Emily Play. They're wonderfully whimsical. My original favourite is Dark Side though - that's where my page title comes from. And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.
from wombaby :
But you referred to Shine On You Crazy Diamond! The Wall is awesome; I like their earlier stuff best though. And Learning to Fly.
from wombaby :
Pink Floyd!!!!!! I had no idea you had such excellent taste in music! Hurrah.
from strawberrri :
thanks :) i am excited about all things new house and gaz-related!
from sunbeams100 :
My summer was the same - but I didn't really have a job so the 3+ months did not fly by. Much worse with a boyfriend far aay from you, as I'm sure you know! But we are now split up and I am *dreading* seeing him next term, gah. And aw, this is the problem with having 2 blogging sites! I tend to update this one with Chris angst and randomness, what fun for any readers! I shall try and update it more, just for you. :)
from sunbeams100 :
Hello, I had a random diaryland break (for reading) but I am back now! What did you get up to over the summer? Your Uni times seem to be going well! I think my Freshers Week (why do you get a fortnight??) has officially started now, ooh. Hopefully there will be free chips again this year at the Freshers Fair... :) And good girl, thinking about shagging other men is acceptable, just continue not acting on it and all will be well. :)
from strawberrri :
thank you for teh hugs :) my back is a mess...i look like i've been got at by freddy krueger. but i didn't break my arm and that's the most important thing! so jealous of you being a second yearer. enjoy it as much as you possibly can x
from buffylass :
Oh no! It's mouse/love.
from randomrabbit :
But if Claire had been a 50 year old man who wanted to kill and eat you, you couldn't fail to be impressed at the lengths he went to keeping an online diary for years pretending to be someone called Claire just to lure you in to a rendezvous. I imagine his commitment would have come as slight solace to you while you watched him prepare the accompanying vegetables.
from buffylass :
Oh chicken, bless you. Hope you start feeling a wee bit happier soon xx
from wombaby :
Ugh, that sucks about your car. Good luck getting it sorted - but aren't you lucky that your flatmates already dealt with some of it. They sound like good people to live with. HSBC do suck. I told them many ways how when I closed my account with them. Although I believe I do still have my UCAS offer letters somewhere.
from wombaby :
I may (probably) have said this before but try a bookies for a job. My experience is that they're good about fitting round uni, they always need people, and they'll happily transfer you back home for the summer holidays or let you quit at the end of May and give you your job back in September.
from skinnylizzie :
So, I came here with every intention of trying to sound wise and noble, but then I read Sarah's note which is what I wanted to say but put much better, so I shall leave it to her. In my defence, it is half nine on a Sunday morning! And thank you for your note, chavs are indeed scum of the highest order and I sincerely hope a giant seagull pushes them and their bikes into the polluted, jellyfish-infested Humber one day.
from shot-of-tea :
Ahh Rory let everyone down with his terrible behaviour in Magamuff but I really couldn't begin to explain how relentlessly lovely he is to me on a regular basis (though when we meet up I will probably more than chew your ear off about it all!). And thanks for your opinion about uni (what else would I expect from a student bum?) but I'm just really going to play with my options for a bit over the oming months. I get five choices of unis to apply for after all so I can afford to spread my oats far and wide until I know nearer the time what I want to do. Do you know any more about the hotel yet? The time approaches!
from wombaby :
Savings account ... on *drinks*?!?! Well. Hmm. No.
from strawberrri :
aw, sorry to hear about the crappy things that have been happening! going on holiday with just one other person can be pretty intense and end up leading to fights...it's natural. hopefully how you're feeling is just temporary because you both love each other. but time will help you work out what you need xx
from shot-of-tea :
Have fun on holiday! Hope you come back less whiney than me!
from randomrabbit :
Bon voyage!
from wombaby :
Happy holidays!
from buffylass :
Aww thankyou! That was possibly the nicest note that I've ever had. I have indeed been feeling a lot perkier recently, though the reason why eludes me. Maybe hormones are doing nice things for a change. Anyway, as for guitar... you should learn! It's not that difficult, honestly - it just takes a little patience. Though a downside is that you get lovely callosey fingers on your left hand. Hope you're doing equally perkily xx
from wombaby :
Thank you. That is my instinct - but so far he's stood me up twice. Third time lucky, perhaps. careergirl/spinster
from shot-of-tea :
Ah, thank you again :) Hurrah for holidays! And feel sorry for people like me, who have no choice but to swallow their pride and buy the A cups, as anything else is wishful thinking. And my trunk is not exactly without it's junk either.
from strawberrri :
oh margie, you came and you brought me a turkey, on my vacation away from workie :)
from strawberrri :
aw that is very kind of you to say. tori is indeed a beauty. those pics were some of the rare ones where she wasn't pulling a face! she didn't take it seriously at all - she even sat dancing a jig as she signed the register.
from skinnylizzie :
Alas, I can't claim the credit for Slagathor! My brother calls me it on a regular basis and I'm sure he once told me he nicked it from Scrubs. I only wish I had thought of it because the first time I heard it, I nearly weed myself laughing. And oh, the Fittie thing...I wish I could introduce you to him so you could understand him. He's not the kind of person that the distance thing works very well with, but...oh hell, I'll never be able to explain it. I really need to get working on that time machine to make it a month into the future, time is really a brillo pads healer for crap like this. Although you are right, men are shit. Perhaps I should dedicate my life to helping men be more reliable and less prone to mucking things up. Anyway, I'm rambling again - thank you for your note, hearing other people's advice really does help xx
from buffylass :
Oh bless you - don't worry, I'm not self-hating quite so much as last week this week, so there's progress! Sorry I've been a bit MIA recently, been in a bit of a funk mood-wise. Finally, don't starve yourself! Just sit about eating houmous and bread like I seem to do every evening, it's so much fun xx
from randomrabbit :
Hmmm I would like to disagree about Yorkshire being a slightly scary inbred place but then I've been to Rotherham so really I can't. The pub we stayed in was at Blakey Ridge which I think is the 3rd highest in the country or something but with quite possibly the lowest ceiling beams of anywhere ever, as my forehead will testify to. I stayed in Kirkby Stephen though at the youth hostel, which is really eerie and has a funny smell. I'd rather have slept in a puddle outside. I would like to name one of my chickens Cecilia if that's still ok? Cecil for short of course. I'm thinking it suits the little brown one. Or maybe the black one with the hare lip. I know it took about 9 years to reply to your note but my computer at home is right royally buggered which is starting to become a tad inconvenient.
from wombaby :
Annieeeeee!! Don't starve yourself!!!
from shot-of-tea :
Annie, have you ever BEEN to a beach? YOU wouldn't cause anyone any embarrassment at all!
from violetsmile :
Thank you lovely!! Again!!! :-) Muah! xx
from wombaby :
Thank you. The pill does help rather (which is to say, at least you know what to expect and when!) and at this moment I have no idea why I stopped taking it!
from skinnylizzie :
In which case I am inviting you to comment away! It's probably not anything I haven't already thought...curse this overthinking lark. Anyway, thank you very much for the note, tis much appreciated. The things we girls go through, eh? Ooh, and hurrah for the holiday! Reading about you booking yours has just made me want to go away even more, so I'm holding you personally responsible for that young lady x
from strawberrri :
it certainly would be interesting! i don't feel too sorry for him though...he has previous convictions for attempted rape, he once tried to break into kensington palace armed with a knife, he harassed and terrified hundreds of women in fulham and was obsessed with guns. and then he also has a large number of mental probs, a very low IQ and epilepsy. would love to know what his psychologist made of him but didn't think it would be appropriate to ask!
from strawberrri :
haha yep, i spent the past two months working alongside bazza! it was the right verdict, imo. i chatted to his psychologist a number of times - she's worked with him for the whole 8 years he spent in prison.
from strawberrri :
god bless that car-starting man and his wee girl! and woo, holiday :D
from barefootruby :
just to let you know I've put [my] trnaslation of wombaby's latest entry on her notes page
from skinnylizzie :
But...but then I would want to EAT my moisturiser and would have to be so pale that I'm see-through forevermore! I don't want to be responsible for blinding the good people here (excluding the chavs) with my white legs, bah. And in other news, going home from university really bit the big one for my entire first year, I felt like half of myself whenever I came back home and fell out with the parents constantly. Obviously it's not the same for everyone, but it got much better in my second year if that's any comfort at all to you. Of course, I only came home about four times including holidays in my second year which probably helped a little. I'm blithering. I need to go and do something productive.
from blazingstar :
I always had a rough time going home when I was at university, even though I get along with my family fairly well. No privacy, no escape...it's tough. I feel for you!
from violetsmile :
COngrats on the research post. I think you've made the right decision! I just hope you feel happier soon!! Or I'll have to come up there and slap you silly with a cardboard cutout of David Tenant!! Or maybe that should be someone you don't like!! Hmmm.....
from wombaby :
I'm very impressed! Wasn't really expecting anyone to get past the first sentence :-)
from boombasticat :
You got a password?
from skinnylizzie :
Oh, you have good taste in dresses! I have my eye on a totally obnoxious flowery tea dress there at the moment, except it's 50. Do you remember the days when Topshop used to be as cheap as H&M? Bloody popularity (I should stop grumbling now or I'll be at it all day...)
from wombaby :
That's a well pretty dress!!! Except they're out of stock of sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12, i.e. all the useful sizes. And I don't have a spare 38 either sadly. Roll on September and the days of not-broke.
from wombaby :
Ugh, that's the trouble with very cheap flights - they never go to places where you actually need to go, and usually they go at times you can't make either. Try National Express for airport travel. The train is a much more pleasant experience, but Nat Exp goes at more antisocial times of day!
from wombaby :
I don't know if it's of any help to you (or even if they're still doing it) but Tom and I managed to fly to Belfast City for virtually nothing by RyanAir, going on a Tuesday and coming back on a Thursday (that was part of the deal).
from strawberrri :
haha, the worst thing is i think i sound a bit posher there than normal. my accent tends to stray into 'watered-down cockney'!
from skinnylizzie :
Why oh why can I not explain things in fifty words or less? Why do I have to blither on like a fool? I have an entry to post but you might need a nap first...I was going to text you the other night but it escapes my mind as to exactly what it was I was going to say now. It was obviously very interesting.
from wombaby :
Thank you. My feelings exactly!
from violetsmile :
Have a wonderful time in Ireland sweetheart!! x
from skinnylizzie :
PS: Oh, and ta for the note the other day! My bad, I always get forgetful when I'm working lots. If you fancied a couple of days working in the delightful medium of retail, I know that my wonderful employers are always looking for people to help with the sale (in about a month's time). Joyous it ain't, but the pay's alright...
from skinnylizzie :
Hmm, I've been with a private dentist for years and am still only paying 16 for every check-up...either yours is extortionately expensive or I'm about to be landed with a hefty bill demanding three years' worth of money...
from theswordsman :
Ah, commemorating the Battle of Boyne - I actually knew that one. Have a great trip to London.
from strawberrri :
aw, that's a shame :( but at least you get a lie in! i may be around in the afternoon...
from legolass :
username - legolass password - cheesecake did you change your password you gave me? as it won't work anymore :-(
from strawberrri :
oh, you should definitely come to see a court in action! (especially in my trial as we have a clinical psychologist who sits with the defendant, and it's the grandest of all the courtrooms too). i think my court is only sitting til 1.00 on friday, which could be a problem if that's too early...however it means i could be able to come out and meet you for a cup of tea or something before i go back to labour over some transcripts. yes, you were in year 9 when i first started reading...MADNESS!
from strawberrri :
bring your mum if you like! i say this because unfortunately the security is such that i wouldn't be able to meet you and show you round the old bailey or anything. what happens is us folk who work there have a separate entrance and floors and there is a public gallery entrance for members of the public who want to watch a trial. when you come into court you sit up in a balcony (kind of like being at the theatre!). or if you don't fancy that (and i certainly won't be offended if you don't) i may be able to come find you at some point, but it would depend on when you're around! :)
from strawberrri :
aw thank you. i know i haven't done anything wrong, i think it's just my mind that's a bit fucked. feeling slightly confused! i'm sure everything will work out to however the gods want it to though :) your night sounded a bit mental - good on you for trying to placate clare. btw, you should come and watch me in action at the old bailey on friday if you have time! x
from legolass :
ooh likewise please? i would like to read who's reading me... haha that sounds funny. xx
from strawberrri :
oh annie, you've done fantastic for your first year - well done! i went through my first year and got a fair few marks in the 40 - 50 % range. i wasn't proud of them, but i knew they didn't count for my degree. there is a healthy work/social life balance and you musn't beat yourself up. exercise is good for the old serotonin whatnot though, keep at it! :)
from wombaby :
Hey, you survived the first year and passed it, that's an achievement! So what if you didn't spend all the time swotting, that's not healthy and it's not what life is about. I don't know how your results compare to anything because you don't seem to work on the same system, but you moved away from home and lived independently for a year, you coped with moving in with a bunch of strangers and survived living with them without killing anyone, and you passed the year. Bloody well done in my book. The first year at uni is hard for other reasons than academic ones. You coped with it. Not everybody does that. I expect your Mum's proud of you, just doesn't want to make you big-headed :)
from strawberrri :
thank yoooou. i suppose the loss of five of my own otters is a small price to pay for some excitement in my life :D try to have some more premonition dreams please (though he's brown-haired rather than ginger)!
from sunbeams100 :
He edited wikipedia?! With lies?! Though it's obviously not true, I dread stuff like that as I flail panic near exams and leech onto Wikipedia and Sparknotes.
from boredlaura :
I thought you'd gone quiet on my g.reader, you've gone and passworded up. Can I come in?
from wombaby :
Hey, that's really good! Definitely continue it.
from strawberrri :
i think that is the best diaryland note i have ever received off anyone ever :D
from strawberrri :
enjoy your summer! what i found was each year of university was different, so i hope 2nd year proves to be equally interesting (and hopefully a bit more settled - first year is always the most manic). but just make the most of being back in lancaster for now :) your dream was indeed strange! i wonder what it means?...hopefully that i'll stop bumping into him at work. this is the old bailey. much prettier than a tube stop! http://www.infobritain.co.uk/Old_Bailey.jpg
from shot-of-tea :
Bloody hell, I can't believe you've finished your first year already!
from wombaby :
Also, there's no rule that says you have to make half a dozen new best-friends-ever in your first year at uni. Some people are extroverts and need dozens of people round them for self affirmation. Some people are perfectly capable of coping without. I strongly suspect you're the latter type (see http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200303/rauch for a much better explanation of what I mean).
from wombaby :
Ugh, I got a fringe cut in January, and it grew down into my eyes so I cut it off (which was *not* a successful move, let me tell you!) and now it's grown back down into my eyes. I so want to cut it off again ...
from strawberrri :
ooh thanks for the input! i've slept on it and am not actually that horrified by the idea of it... of course if he replied with 'i have a girlfriend and why are you stalking me?' i would be mortified ever such a tiny bit.
from strawberrri :
hehe. i'm not great at maths (i barely know how to count out change for a magazine these days) but i'm pretty sure my quarter century's not until next year :)
from random-ditto :
Thanks! Its nice to have your entries back. And if it makes you feel any better, I was walking along the street the other day when some idiotic twat said "Hi bitch" for no real reason... well no reason other than to prove that the male species are idiots. (Except for the nice ones, like you've found) xXx
from strawberrri :
aww, my making you go bwahahaha has made my day :)
from leggierox :
I agree with you, my suspicion is mounting that he is in fact a pillock, confirming my belief that I only ever seem to attract weirdoes and idiots. And the only time they seem otherwise is when I like them, and happen to whip out my rose tinted glasses and delve into selective blindness. I might be misreading, but you think maybe he did it? I think maybe he might've intended on drunkenness, I mean he'd had quite a few too, but I don't think he'd have actually gone that far. Then again, you never know...I don't know why spiking didn't occur to me at the time, I guessed it was because people react differently to different drinks. I remember throwing up once after having only a guinness and a vodka shot one night, but on Friday I had loads, and mixed numerous different drinks, with no after effects. But when she and I talked the next morning, it was seeming more and more likely. And I think our table + drinks were left entirely alone at one point, so it could've happened. I'm a little more wary now, to say the least. Thanks for the advice, I think I could do with an objective p.o.v. =) x
from random-ditto :
Just saying hello... Alas, without a password or owt I've not been able to see how you're doing, but I hope the answer to that is generally ok? xXx
from wombaby :
Sometimes I pretend not to see people I know because I'm just not in the mood to talk to anyone. Also, I definitely would leave your Hitler t-shirt at home next year, though I can see the humour in it :-)
from shot-of-tea :
Ha I also did the General-Studies-sans-calculator trick. Though that was at least because I didn't know one was necessary. And by the way, five pints would probably have me on my arse as well. Hurrah for being short and a lightweight! At least we don't have to spend so much...
from wombaby :
Five pints *is* a lot!! It's 10 units, and women are only supposed to have 2 or 3 max per day. I'm only quoting my mother, by the way. But I fall off the chair after five pints.
from randomrabbit :
My stomach really hurts you bugger and your first sentence making me laugh didn't help it any. Unimportantness really should be a word.
from sunbeams100 :
Still not working, alas! I'm hoping this computer just doesn't like your password (it isn't my laptop :) ) and when I get my new laptop it will co-operate. :(
from skinnylizzie :
Don't even sweat it about what that absolute idiot said. Some men are just fuckwits who like to feel powerful over women they fancy by putting them down and making them feel grateful that they've even got a man in their company. Which is ridiculous, because if he ever graces your company again you should smack the twat. I HATE men like that. Listen to your friends and to Colin and to wise women of the internet like myself, not him! xx
from sunbeams100 :
It still isn't working, I am clearly barred from Annie entries! :(
from buffylass :
Wear my shirt material one - you know it makes sense. I'm glad I have a normal heart structure too... almost makes all the gel and the poking worthwhile. How did counselling go today?
from sunbeams100 :
the combination isn't working for me! Did you mistype it or does diaryland hate me?
from shot-of-tea :
It can't hurt to go and see the counseler (erm, why can't I spell?) and you definitely won't be wasting anybody's time because you know yourself HOW BAD you feel when you do go through a depressed episode.
from wombaby :
Oh fucking computer, I just typed you a really long note then when I tried to press "done" the fucking stupid fucking mouse went onto "back" instead. Excuse my language, sorry. The gist of the note was, sleeping with teddies is fine, and you should go to the counsellor, it'll be ok.
from sunbeams100 :
Agh, can I steal your username/password please? :) When did you lock up?
from strawberrri :
"made us dance like pogo sticks" this, my dear, is what's known as moshing 8-)
from randomrabbit :
Cheers for that! I've deleted your note, but no doubt I'll have forgot your password by the end of the week and be asking for it again. Also while I'm sure your Thor was very impressive, the lechy perv in me can't help think you missed a trick by not going as a scantily clad valkyrie!
from randomrabbit :
Ooh sod it you're locked! May I please have the password?
from redsiren :
hi annie, um i deleted your message and tried typing the login and pass but for some reason it's not working for me?? weird i'll try later :) kel x btw thanks for leaving it for me :)
from skinnylizzie :
The note NEVER EXISTED *shifty eyes*. Goney McGonerson. By the way, I am LOVING the cheerleading. I imagine that if it involves tiny skirts and pom-poms, Fittie would as well. But yes, it made me laugh a lot!
from wombaby :
Ok, clearly I should check my notes before leaving requests. Any reason why you're Locky McLocked?
from blazingstar :
Hi! I've been reading for a while but I don't think I've ever commented...I see you're locked and I'd love to keep reading! I'm an Internet friend of skinnylizzie, if that helps :-)
from violetsmile :
You can add me to the "pretty, intelligent and likeable" voting camp!!! Sorry, I've only just caught up, so I didn't get to leave a note before now. I'm also with Skinnylizzie, you ARE a daft fish!! How can you not know how utterly lovely you are!! It appears you're the only one who hasn't learnt that yet!! Love you! xx
from vintagepearl :
In a nutshell: I've been freakishly occupied which results in low diary readage; and I never use DL notes anymore =/ SO! How have you been? I liked the last entry, getting drunk and having seriously awkward boys try and fondle you happens all too often here in the states. Also, the whole 'I AM YOUR BROTHERRRRRRR' video, classic. When it premiered on TV I was sitting and doing my homework, listening to American Idol. That man came on and I just... couldn't... look away! Anyways. I hope you are well, and do you do the whole Facebook thing? Byeee! =]
from portlypete :
I'm sorry, but you seem to be in a minority of one with regard to what kind of person you are. It seems to be a landslide victory for the "pretty, intelligent and likeable" vote. The evidence is heavily weighted against you. Incidentally, being 'eccentric' doesn't count as a personality flaw in my book - more 'added value'. The best bit of advice I ever got (which it took me too many years to act on) was 'stop worrying about what others think of you, and be true to yourself'.
from redsiren :
i know you don't know me but i read your diary all the time and i can honestly say you are the least boring person i have ever read something from. or so it seems to me anyway. you're funny, clever and witty! yours is one of the only ones i am actually bothered about reading! hope counselling helps you because you seem a really nice girl, so don't beat yourself up. it's not worth it. sometimes we can be our own worst enemy and nobody knows that more than me! good luck annie :)
from wombaby :
You'll be ok Annie. I don't mean that in a patronising "there's nothing wrong with you" way, I mean it in a "don't worry, things do get better from the place you're at" kind of way. What you're writing now sounds so much like me in my first year - and here I am, at the end of my fourth, all happy and stable and normal, what I thought I'd never be (ok, normal by my family standards, ok, fine, normal-ish ...). But yeah, life does generally get easier in due course.
from buffylass :
Sorry I'm so late, but just wanted to say that I think that you're ace, and that I hope you start feeling a bit better soon. Hopefully counselling will be a big help (when they finally get their finger out). Big hug xx
from shot-of-tea :
Bleuuuurgh I'm completely rubbish at saying anything remotely like what I mean in these situations, but I think you are the absolute shit my dear, and the sooner you realise that people think that about you the better. I doubt there is one person on this earth who hasn't felt that awkward feeling in social situations and in fact people you see as being part of a group could very well be feeling just as isolated there. I hope that in the not too distant future I can meet up with you and we can have a royal larf and I can generally prove to you what good company I'm sure you really are.
from skinnylizzie :
Oh Annie, you daft fish, you're wonderful, and I only wish that you could see yourself the way other people see you. Like Sarah said, Colin loves you for a reason, and it most certainly isn't because you're 'stupid, fat and ugly' (which are all totally untrue, by the way). Plus, we all think you're bloody groovy and we haven't even met you. What about Jan (Christ, I hope I got the right name!)? You seem to be getting on really well. Chin up little one, remember I'm around if you ever want to chat xx
from strawberrri :
thank you for the compliment! anyway, they should have told you about the cookie, but at least no harm was done. colin loves you and it's for a reason, just remember that. you need a bit more confidence in yourself (i know it's easier said than done) because you have so much going for you!
from wombaby :
My first year was so much like that. You'll find friends who are worth being friends with in the end. It does get better.
from chiya-pi :
Hey, I just read your last entry about how people seem to only tolerate you...I've felt like that. I hope your friends actually realize that you're an awesome person (I don't know you but since you're a person and you care, you're an awesome person), or you make friends with people who do.
from strawberrri :
*cannabis. sorry, that typo annoys me :)
from strawberrri :
oh annie. you're a fab person...i'm sure this feeling will pass. i think everyone has nights out when they feel crap and unwanted. it's important to try not to take it personally. i've said this before but there's definitely nothing to dislike about you and so much *to* like. as for the hash cookie, surely they must have been joking if you only found out by accident 6 hours later. cannibis when eaten is at its most potent and you would have known about it!
from skinnylizzie :
Ha, thanks for the note, and twas indeed a resounding victory for Team Fittie! Can I blame all of you for putting the idea in my head in the first place? Mainly you, seeing as you were the first perpertrator, you little minx! By the way, you look gorgeous in your photos, your eye make-up really suits you :)
from skinnylizzie :
I'm quite impressed at how many people have guessed it; I would never have thought to try it, but then again, as I told Jo, I am a raging fool so that is probably what makes all the difference. And Annie, if I was willing to let you stay over in my room I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be too bothered if you knew where I lived! I know you're not a crazy Nigel stalker courtesy of our mutual friend, although the t-shirt might still disturb me a little! Yeah, I suppose 'Skunky' wasn't too bad in the great scheme of things...I say that begrudgingly.
from theswordsman :
Great picture. You're going to wear a corsage???
from the-moo :
*huuuuuuuug* xxx
from onlyemma :
thank you for the luck! I hope you're ok xx
from wombaby :
Drugs and counselling can perfectly well work together. I have. And well done you on passing the first year! One down, three to go ...
from buffylass :
Oh wow, that's quite a high dosage - I started out on 80mg and felt a bit zombieish... you might want to think about trying a slightly lower dose to start with. I did drink on them, but I was taking them to supress my extra heartbeat thing so it didn't really matter. The alcohol basically makes them less effective; I doubt you'll actually do yourself any harm. Counselling might be a good idea... you could at least try it. It's pretty exhausting though; definitely not for the faint hearted.
from buffylass :
Ha, I'm so glad Sarah's told the world that I'm her casual drug supplier. Propranolol is great for making you calm, as it binds to the receptors in your heart that usually bind to adrenaline. However, depending on what dosage they put you on, it can make you feel like a bit of a zombie for a while. I don't really like it, but that's because it makes me more aware of how I'm feeling, if that makes sense. It was, however, my saviour during second year. Can make you feel a bit emotionally numb, and you're not supposed to drink alcohol if you're on it. Got rid of all my exam nerves too, which was frickin' ace. Okay, enough rambling.
from shot-of-tea :
As we just finished doing stress and everything in Psychology I so want to throw everything I know about beta-blockers at you HOWEVER as you are doing a Psychology DEGREE I do not feel you are the sort of person who needs my basic AS knowledge (or lack thereof). So I shall just say congratulations on the grades :)
from strawberrri :
well done for being so constant with your grades :) and i'm so glad the doctor has listened and offered you some options. holly has been on propranalol before i believe, so i'm sure she can answer any Qs you have. she sent me one for my driving test and it made me feel very calm (stops adrenaline binding to the heart). here's to a happier you x
from wombaby :
*hugs* hope all works out well. And depression sucks. If they offer you drugs, embrace them.
from the-moo :
*hug* sorry to hear it's been a draining week but I think you deserve some serious applause for both coming through it TOGETHER! I hope that the doctor has some help for you and that things just seem extra extra sunny from hereon in!! xxx
from skinnylizzie :
Haha, oh my God, I think I just pissed myself laughing at that suggestion! Fittie is an excellent friend but by his own admission an appalling boyfriend or somebody to be romantically involved with. He is a totally horny womaniser who is madly in lust with Pickle. And aww, I feel a bit bad about making everyone think so badly about HB now. He's a really decent person who got hideously drunk and made a total twat out of himself. He paid for it over the weekend, and I feel a little better disposed towards him after walloping him. I'm off to carry on laughing now...
from violetsmile :
Thank you so much angel! Well, let's think, something amazing??!! I think what's happening Saturday counts, don't you!? ;-) xx
from the-moo :
I don't like april fools either.. it just makes me feel stupid and usually sad!! *hug* sorry to hear you've been feeling blue recently.. I felt EXACTLY the same when I was at uni.. I LOVED it but I was all unsettled and going home was weird and blah blah blah anyway.. it gets better :oD and I'm back in the blogosphere so clearly it's the end of all of the worries!! hahaha oh dear.. I love you!! xxx
from buffylass :
Jesus, don't watch it - there's this dreadful giving-birth bit at the end that'll just put you in therapy for a good three years.
from skinnylizzie :
PS: I just scrolled a bit down your notes page trying to find a link to a certain page on the left and discovered that other people have seen my less than savoury notes. Why do I forget that other people can read these things, why?
from skinnylizzie :
Oh God, DON'T DO IT! I made the Geordie watch it with me at the cinema and at a certain point (you'll know what I mean if you watch the unedited version) I grabbed his arm and wouldn't let go out of sheer terror. All of thirty seconds after the film had finished, he looked at me and said, 'we are NEVER having a baby'. It really is that cringeworthy. And cheers m'dear for the note earlier! I'm sure I had another dream about you (no, don't run and hide, I promise I'm no Nigel); I really must stop logging onto Diaryland just before bedtime...
from violetsmile :
Oooh, Once is a good film!!!
from strawberrri :
i knew a lot of people who worked with young offenders in my last crown court. very rewarding job, from the accounts i heard.
from shot-of-tea :
Glasvegas - consider me amused, my friend ;) Imagine not having a H&M, that is simply bizarre. Oh I wish my mum was nice like that.
from shot-of-tea :
Hahaha at Zoe's Ann Summers note. Now back to my own business, the skirt is from H&M (my friend Jade has a similar one from New Look though) and fifteen English pounds. I'm not sure how respectable it would be on some long-legged so-and-so but you're about the same height as me yes? In which case it safely covers both bum cheeks. What more can you ask for.
from skinnylizzie :
I had a dream about you t'other night; it was truly bizarre. I dreamt you came to stay at mine to visit the sunny plains of G-to-tha-Y (as the youths in the hood call it) and we ended up working together...I really don't know. You were very nice in my dream though, so I thought I'd share that with you!
from strawberrri :
what don't you like about manchester? like all cities it has its good and its bad...you must have gone to the wrong bit!
from skinnylizzie :
I really can't remember if I replied to your text or not (copious amounts of vodka consumed last night...no thanks to Hot Boy and the other eejits I work with), but thank you for the birthday wishes!
from skinnylizzie :
Haha, you would get on well with Pickle and my supervisor in that case, they've been trying to set us up for about two months now! Men, pfft. I feel your pain. And that is all I'm saying!
from skinnylizzie :
Gosh, there was something I probably shouldn't have said in a note! Damn it.
from skinnylizzie :
I don't know, I think it's just a slightly politer way of saying 'I have the major, rampaging horn right now'. Which, alas, is every moment of my life. Thank God for Ann Summers.
from skinnylizzie :
Oh, burning loins isn't really about sex (I say this like I'm the expert on all burning loins everywhere in the world)...don't get me started on how I describe to people just how horny I am (reason number 90809830970978 I hate being single). And you, woman! You're like the devil on my shoulder!
from wombaby :
Try seeing a different doctor?
from skinnylizzie :
Hmm, I feel kind of bad for being the bum that told you to do it now (can I blame the vodka? On an aside, I apologise if the texts either made little sense or were just plain stupid). I guess I just worked on the basis that if men have nothing to hide, they've got nothing to be defensive about. But then I forgot that they don't follow this rule because they're MEN, and I probably should've factored that into my tipsy texting. Damn it. I'd say I'm glad I'm single, but I'm just as confused by men this way. Perhaps it's time to reassess how weird being a lesbian would actually be...
from buffylass :
Aww bless you (and thankyou!). Don't worry, I'm already realising that it's only going to be a temporary absence as I'm still reading everyone's updates and am already kind've missing writing entries. Hang in there with the Colin stuff; relationships are a tricky business xx
from strawberrri :
nearly 6 and a half years for me! it's so crap and depressing-coloured now and i also hate the reversing of everything. i feel a petition to andrew coming on...
from leggierox :
pssst! the trick is to not bother shaving em at all! (I now realise that this is not so viable when there's a boyfriend on the scene...get rid of him! saves a lot of grooming time ;) x
from skinnylizzie :
NO! I've remembered! And perhaps describing it as truly riveting was stretching it. A lot. You should see my eyebrows at the moment; fast-growing hair is annoying but I promise the majority of people are cursed with it as well. Christine used to have totally hairless legs apart from one tiny strip and we used to spend hours trying to work out why. Not that I think you needed to know that about her, but I'm still trying to work out how it happened. Good genetics, clearly...
from skinnylizzie :
I think it's healthy to have plenty of other things going on outside of what we write in our diaries. For instance, I would never dream of writing in mine about how I had my wicked way with Hot Boy in the stockroom (oh God, I wish...I am, of course, joking. Although I wish I wasn't). Anyway, that was a random aside and now I'm pissed off because I had something truly riveting to tell you but I can't remember it at all. If I remember, I'll come back. Damn it, this is why I have to start writing things down...
from sunbeams100 :
Just found your note - thank-you for leaving it! Basically, Chris is determined to be a lecturer (he's one of those annoyingly smart but absolutely hopeless people :D) as soon as possible, but he can't afford a masters without getting a scholarship. To get a scholarship he needs a mid to high first at the end of his degree. He said it wouldn't be fair on me if he hardly ever saw me because he had to work all the time. :(
from sunbeams100 :
I was catching up on thiss weeks d-land entries, and suddenly the background changed and I wondered if my housemate's laptop was spasming. Good to know you changed your template. :) Are your periods usually very regular? I'm sure you're not pregnant, if the doctor lady said you weren't it's all ok, yus?
from shot-of-tea :
Well a massive HUZZAH about the non-pregnancy! Also, heard any more about that 5 person flat shenanigan yet? Glad things are looking a bit more perky :)
from skinnylizzie :
Ooh, I was going to Facebook you yesterday and ask how the match was...but then my internet was down, and my lack of connection to the outside world was enough to send me slightly mad. I never used to get the whole jumping up and down at a goal thing because I was far too self-conscious, but now I jump around with the best of them. A little too much, apparently, seeing as I bust a kneecap by accidentally kneeing the chair in front the other week. ENOUGH GOAL TALK. I am very glad for you that you're not preggers, it is indeed joyous and all good things. Getting naked in front of doctors is NOT, however, so you have my sympathy. This note is turning into an epic and I haven't even had breakfast left...a clear sign I should leave.
from strawberrri :
ah right. well if you're on the pill you may be pleased to hear it is very, very reliable provided you take it correctly. i have sadly googled early pregnancy symptoms many times through paranoia and unfortunately they are very similar to PMT symptoms - sore boobs, etc. hope the dr helps with your other problems though, so you can start having fun again :)
from strawberrri :
why don't you just take a pregnancy test? it's not exactly the most fun thing to do ever (i've taken three in my life!) but it's better than being in a state of limbo. and if that's what you're seeing the nurse for she may well tell you to go away and take a test. they're like 3 or so quid from boots and all you have to do is piss on a stick.
from wombaby :
*sends hug*. Hey, the five person flat sounds good, at least! (*sings* always look on the bright side of life ...)
from wombaby :
*sends hug*. Hey, the five person flat sounds good, at least! (*sings* always look on the bright side of life ...)
from strawberrri :
thinking of you, hope you're ok x
from ava-reborn :
Hugs!
from skinnylizzie :
If it's any consolation, I need a cold shower to distract myself. Which would be fine. IF THIS HOUSE HAD A SHOWER. I am doomed.
from skinnylizzie :
Oh, the lewd and inappropriate jokes I want to make now! I actually have an ENORMOUS version of that picture as my wallpaper now and sadly enough I seem to be mesmerised by his crotch. I literally can't take my eyes off it; I think I have been single for too long again...vis-a-vis the pregnancy thing, that bites the big one (oh god...I'm trying to be serious, but apparently I have cock on the brain. I can't believe I just said that). I shall keep my fingers crossed for you, although I'm sure it'll be okay. I had one once although the thought of spawning anything that looked like that lad upset me more than anything else. Ugh!
from skinnylizzie :
Yeah, he seems to have both veg but not much meat, if you get my meaning (I think a blind, deaf donkey would get my meaning, but there you go), so I assumed there was manipulation (oo-er!) of some kind. However, it is supposed to be pretty sizeable, so I shall go to sleep happy tonight. And I don't even like blondes! I'm getting myself worked up again...
from sunbeams100 :
Hey, I found you while stalking skinnylizzie's notes and your username caught my eye. I read a few of your entries and you seem interesting, would you mind if I aded you? :)I am also in the my-friends-have-screwed-me-over-for-housing-next-year-situation, I feel your pain, though to a lesser extent! :)
from buffylass :
Bollocks, I'm so late with this. Anyway, I wanted to say that I'm sorry for all the crapness that has been dumped on you, but it will be okay. One of the housekids was practically a stranger when we all moved in together, and we all got along fine and had a lot of fun. So don't worry - loads of people are looking for people to move in, and you ARE lovely, and so there's no reason why you won't make friends. Uni's tricky - sometimes it works out straight away, and other times it takes a bit of jigging around with. Anyway, just wanted to say that I hope you're doing okay xx
from onlyemma :
ALEX ZANE! He basically saved me from Valentine's day despair yesterday. The women loved him though; there's always one who tries to chat up the guests. Did you see the one where Russell Brand came on and surprised the gobby one who thinks she's really hip and cool (she wasn't there yesterday)? Youtube it! Anyway, I hope you and Colin had a lovely Valentine's day!
from ava-reborn :
It seems to me that most people have a crappy first year at Uni, but that it tends to all come right in the second year! See this as a positive thing! Moving in with new people will give you a new bunch of friends, and living separately from Colin should improve things between the two of you. Living together is a lot of pressure for the start of a relationship. I know you feel let down by him, but he probably meant it when he said he wanted to live with you. He probably felt pulled both ways. And let's face it, he's only a man! His poor brain must have had trouble making such a big decision! Anyway, you are lovely!! And hugely likeable!! Don't be so down on yourself! Anyone who gets to live with you will be very lucky! x
from wombaby :
I third Sarah's suggestion. You moved in with strangers once, you can do it again. First time you got Colin. Second time perhaps you'll get some really good friends. I didn't live with anybody from my first year flat - and what a relief it was! Although at the time when they all grouped together minus me, it was rather upsetting. Clearly I smell too.
from skinnylizzie :
My last ever term at uni was the best two months of my life, despite the dissertation and the exams; first year takes so much adjusting and compromising in comparison. So yes, I'm 100% positive things will become excellently excellent for you. And I second Sarah's suggestion - nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? And lastly, how is it possible to have so many goddamn clothes and still feel like I have nothing to wear?!
from strawberrri :
have katherine and jenny, etc found a place yet - are you sure you couldn't move in with them? i thought you got on pretty well with them. otherwise, there will always always be people looking for flatmates and that'll open your social circle up too. there's nothing to not like about you so i reckon it'll all be fine, but like you said, if you've been spending so much time with colin it's bound to have an effect on other friendships. hang in there, eat a hot meal (not maccy d's :P ) and crack on with your work *hugs*
from skinnylizzie :
I have no idea if you smell or not (if it helps, I do. If my brother is to be believed, anyway. And I'm not sure you can trust anybody whose nicknames include Goatboy), but I like you. First year is rough, despite all the advertisements otherwise - I didn't make too many friends on my course until my second year, and most of my third year was the best time I had at uni. Still, being told things get better isn't much comfort so you know where I am if you want to talk x
from randomrabbit :
Oi! Don't knock Shit Creek. I spend half my life splashing about up there. It's not so bad and quite often you can fashion some sort of device to extricate yourself or something'll bob along to grab on to. Chin up *punches you on arm in a friendly manner*
from random-ditto :
Just a l'il message to say I hope things get better for you soon, I'm sure you probably don't want to hear it but they will. My flat in first year was full of a million infectious diseases that probably don't bear thinking about. I'm still good friends with most of my old flatmates, we meet up together often but I don't live with any of them now. I barely knew any of my housemates when I moved in, but its amazing how quickly you bond over tea & toast. Lots of hugs xXx
from strawberrri :
thank you...i'm sorry things have been so crap for you though! it does sound stressful, but things always have a way of sorting themselves out and hopefully everything will seem clearer soon. and i don't know anyone who missed the noise and chaos aspect of halls in the first year, but the rest of this year will breeze by. well done with the grades though, you've got a lot to be proud of yourself for, don't forget that! :) x
from skinnylizzie :
That sounds like a supremely shitty day, so have a totally fake hug from me. You wouldn't want a real one even if we were any nearer to each other as I'm infected by the lurgy and you'd be all 'ewww, lurgy girl, touch me at your peril!'. Crumbs, I think I'm still a little feverish. Eat some chocolate (no, really, it's good for you and a bit never hurt anybody), have a bath, watch something funny and have a nice long sleep.
from skinnylizzie :
Well, if it's any consolation (which I won't be, but I'm in a slightly over-sharing kind of mood so I'll say it anyway) I'm clearly never going to have sex EVER AGAIN so I will never again see that kind of mood to have it ruined. I don't know if it's at all obvious, but today I am feeling more than a little bitter. I blame Valentine's Day, the ROOT OF ALL EVIL.
from skinnylizzie :
Yeah, even when I've had somebody I've never enjoyed it, it makes me horrifically uncomfortable and itchy all over. Goddamn day, doesn't help that I'm surrounded by cards and gifts for it all day at work. And I know exactly where you're coming from with the flat situation, I didn't really sleep for my entire first year and Leah would often just squirt ketchup all over the work tops drunkenly thinking it was bread (?!)...going home for a day or two is always a good idea, it never seems quite as bad when you've been away from it. And lastly, I do believe the first note you sent me was about Frank Lampard. What that says about me and my diary, I dread to think. (PS: ALL condoms suck (no pun intended)...we need to find a safe way of turning off periods and fertility for a few years until we want them. Bah!)
from wombaby :
I feel for you! Second year is generally better housing-wise - I didn't always get on well with my second year housemates but there's something about flatsharing in the first year which seems to bring out the worst in a lot of people! Living alone, although it's very expensive, is absolute bliss, and to be strongly recommended as soon as you can afford it. Even if in your case "alone" = "with Colin". And having gone through this you will appreciate the living-alone-ness even more when you get there.
from shot-of-tea :
Haha it was really strange. I felt like a big knobby cliche. Thank you for the texticles t'other day by the way :)
from strawberrri :
pssh, you'd be a perfectly welcome stalker. in fact you should come and watch me in action in the public gallery if you're ever in london and have a spare hour :D and thanks for the luck...it looks like everything is working out so i'd hate for it to all fall apart now. on a different note, your illness sounds reasonably horrific, poor you! may i recommend dry toast to settle your stomach and lucozade to give your sickly body some energy back.
from skinnylizzie :
But...but...you're still a teenager! Why wouldn't you get spots?! And in even more distressing news, the teenage hormones DON'T STOP even when you reach your twenties. Or at all, in fact. Hormones, the curse of all women...I don't think I'm fully awake yet.
from buffylass :
Oh chicken, hang in there. Everything will be okay in the end xx
from shot-of-tea :
(Very belated) Happy Birthday to you!
from star-wink :
hi..i dunno u exactly but i need u to help me to customized my layout..plzz gimme some help thanxx
from onlyemma :
Happy belated birthday! I meant to say it in my last note but got a bit wrapped up in stealing the day for myself. I'm glad you had a good time! xxxx
from wombaby :
Whoops! Happy belated birthday. And, I got the exact same card from my cousin a couple of years ago!!
from strawberrri :
aw, i hope you have a fantastic day. happy birthday!
from randomrabbit :
Happy Birthday my little Moomin!
from theswordsman :
Happy Birthday!
from ava-reborn :
Oh, and enjoy the return of Colin!!! x
from ava-reborn :
Happy birthday for tomorrow sweetheart!!!! I can't believe my baby girl is turning 19!! ;-)
from onlyemma :
Haha! I know! It's madness, it's like people think you're losing out somehow, when you're merely being a bit nonchalent and grown up about the whole affair. Though saying that I'd love to do something, but alas, I lack imagination when it comes to birthday celebrations (and money). Thank you for your note! I need to catch up on your diary; I have been a bit lax lately. I'll make it a priority! xxxxx
from strawberrri :
hehe. when i started reading it on one of the first pages was a family tree of when the characters were born and died - ruins the surprise a bit :)
from strawberrri :
*big hugs* for you. i hope everything sorts itself out, especially once you get back into a routine of things. that fucking woman - how dare she. if there ever is a next time, ring 999 because NO ONE has the right to start kicking people (even if it feeble). if she carries on, she will end up in prison where she belongs!
from wombaby :
In my first year, all my flatmates grouped together and had themselves sorted out with who they were going to live with, entirely excluding me. It was really horrible, and some of them said some quite hurtful things (unintentionally ... I think). I was very smugly satisfied when I was the first of all of us to sign a lease, and in a much nicer house than any of the ones I later visited them in. So don't worry too much about housing - something will sort itself out, either with Colin, or with other friends from your course perhaps (have you tried a therapeutic bitching session with course friends? worked for me!), or even maybe with strangers who might become lifelong friends. I only knew one of my second year housemates before signing the lease - now, in my fourth year, I'm still in touch with all of them and they're some of my best friends.
from ava-reborn :
Thinking of you! I know how stressful exams are! I just hope Colin allows you to support him! Hugs! x
from buffylass :
*discussed, obviously.
from buffylass :
Oh chicken, sending you lots of hugs and fuzzy thoughts. If the doctors is about the previously discusses stuff, then I wish you huge luck, and try not to worry too much xx
from shot-of-tea :
I like to pretend to myself that A Levels will be like GCSEs and I can wing them all. I probbaly won't but oh well, aim high and all that bollocks. I still have no idea where I want to go to uni, or what to do except the vague notion that it will be somewhere northern and possibly involving an English... type... thing. It's quite funny really because for years when asked what I've wanted to do, whenever I've replied "I have no idea." people have always been quite upbeat and "Ah well, you're not expected to know yet, woohoo."-esque. However when I went about dropping ICT earlier this year and the Connexions man and my head of Sixth Form asked me what I planned to do, once I gave my cheerful "I have no idea." they both just looked a bit concerned. Did I say funny? I meant a bit terrifying. Oh well. Look at me rambling. By the way, it's completely normal to look at Colin's phone, I am sure. I have never known someone in a relationship to not behave in a similar manner. Personally I Myspace stalk anyone I am interested in a ridiculous amount. I have found Mitch's ex girlfriend already.
from ava-reborn :
I feel I should congratulate you on such a momentous occasion! We knew it was imminent, but just know that your Internet Mum and Dad are very proud and happy for you!! ;-) But of course now we need to meet him and see if we approve of him courting (etc!!!!) our little Annie!!
from leggierox :
I also recently invested in my first pair of *real* skinnies, just so I could boot-tuck...its a WONDERFUL change from faking it with bootcuts ;) happy new year! x
from wombaby :
Nothing wrong with wanting to get away from home! I've been staying with my parents since Christmas eve, and I'm going home this evening after dinner - and looking forward very much to being in my own flat with all my mess and the dodgy central heating. I challenge you to the queenship of procrastination though - I started writing my dissertation almost two years ago and it's still nowhere near done!!
from strawberrri :
thanks...hope you're feeling better in preparation for the trip to colin-land! our poppy is a beaut (v. overweight though). if you can be arsed to copy and paste then here's a piccie of me and her (plus stepmother, stepgrandparents and my half-brother's legs): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v344/strawberrri/sarahpoppy.jpg i didn't want to put it on my diary as i'm pulling a bizarre face. i think i'm talking to the dog.
from strawberrri :
yeah, it is pretty much impossible to be financially independent at uni, especially once your savings and overdraft have been rinsed dry. 60 could do about a month's food shopping, if not more :) i wouldn't spend that much on jeans now and i have an income! ps. i vomited quite violently at my dad's boxing day night...there is a lot off illness floating about...
from wombaby :
You don't have to be financially independent while you're still a student (or so people keep telling me - roll on next year!)
from random-ditto :
If this makes you feel better I spent all of boxing day throwing up & lying comatosed on the sofa in the meantime. It was shite. I started to blame it on over-consumption, but the fever & inability to drink water convinced everyone otherwise. I've not eaten anything since the big day itself actually, which goes to show something is seriously wrong! Anyway, just showing some kind of solidarity here... enjoy the rest of your holidays in Oirland & feel completely better, you deserve it. xXx
from buffylass :
Sorry you had such a rubbish Christmas Day xx
from tphi :
He isn't turned on by the thought of you and other girls? You've got an odd one there :P A belated Merry Xmas x
from wombaby :
Have a second Christmas in a week or so when you feel better! Stomach bugs are horrid, hope you feel better soon.
from shot-of-tea :
You look really pretty and happy in all the new photos :) So glad you've found Colin as well, you deserve this happiness so much (even though I burn with jealousy at the thought of his Oirishness).
from skinnylizzie :
I don't think I'll tell you how long it's been since I last shaved my legs...! I'm such a slob at the moment but there's something quite glorious about it. Glorious and ape-like. Yeah, I always thought my first Christmas was the worst uni holiday of them all, I remember Sarah telling me that it does get easier, and of course she was right. You still miss everybody, but it's not nearly as bad after a while because you get more used to being apart from them. It was the lack of freedom that really bugged me (and is bugging me once again now I'm back at home). Why do parents always have to know where you are and who you're with?!
from skinnylizzie :
Cheers for the note m'dear! I don't really mope over it now, it's just that it'll always take time to get over somebody you cared that much about which I fully expected. I don't know, I've never been overly keen on being single but I do like not having to answer to anybody or worry about if I'm being too clingy or demanding or saying the wrong things (God, relationships are minefields now I think about it!). I'd obviously prefer to have a hot man but I'm not going to settle for a total asshat just so I'm not alone. And there endeth my speech! How does it feel, being home for Christmas? My first holiday back during uni was rubbish because I missed it so much, I had a tantrum about having no toothbrush the day I got back...I can only hope yours is going better!
from wombaby :
I love Camden Market! Haven't been since ... my first year, I think. Maybe even before I was a student. I must go back.
from shot-of-tea :
Ah, thank you Annie. I clearly need to find a nice Colin boy :) Sadly a cheeky sense of humour does too much for me!
from wombaby :
Blimey, I *gained* a stone when I left home. Ah well, if you have an unlimited supply of food ... make the most of it!
from wombaby :
Well done on those grades! It's a very good sign that you're missing uni already - you've got another three and a half years to go (degrees are four years in Scotland, aren't they?) Muahaha (I say this as someone who has just half a year left of a four year degree and Can't Wait!)
from strawberrri :
hehe, it was the jools holland new years eve shindig thing, so that's when it's on le tele. he was sat at a table with loulou and kate nash. i need to go out with my brother more.
from strawberrri :
i get my swimming costumes in a size 14 from primark (bargainous 6 quid!). all shops are a bit different. never stop writing about colin. i love reading about it for it makes me squee-ful :)
from wombaby :
Would that be Ovranette perchance? Or Microgynon? Both have made me quite psycho. Sorry, I keep leaving you period-related notes, which must be a bit weird as we are virtually strangers. Um ... I'm a size 10 as well but the other day I bought a size 14 jacket in H&M and it fits perfectly. Perhaps all the stores are just changing their sizing this year?
from buffylass :
Don't worry about the Pill thing - you can take them without a gap for as long as you like and it won't do any damage at all. Just be on the look-out for wild moodswings... but that would be down to the type of Pill and not the frequency of taking it. Okay I'm done xx
from wombaby :
Try using a mooncup - I haven't experimented with mine yet but apparently they are very secure and you can bounce all you like.
from skinnylizzie :
Ah, if you see her it'll be check-in for going home. She knows I kept an online diary but yeah, it would probably scare her just a little. I'm supposed to be heading over there soon, I'm really quite excited - really must stop asking Christine if leprechauns exist. I'm just surprised she hasn't lamped me after three years of me pestering her about it. Oh gosh, I have word vomit on your notes page. I shall leave. Quietly.
from skinnylizzie :
Does he actually live in Belfast? I only ask because Christine lives right near Belfast and she's working in one of the airports, you may well come across her if you head over there! Now THAT would be a real case of two worlds colliding.
from redsiren :
Just have to say I love your diary!! keep updating as it's all very interesting. :) have a nice day :)
from redsiren :
Just have to say I love your diary!! keep updating as it's all very interesting. :) have a nice day :)
from ava-reborn :
Yay! A nauseatingly happy Annie makes me a happy bunny!!!
from theswordsman :
That's great about New Years. Your posh voice will come in handy. Take care.
from antom :
Ta muchly, your thoughts are highly appreciated! :) x
from skinnylizzie :
Yeah, it's weird, I removed (not changed) my relationship status on Facebook earlier this week when he was being weird because I suddenly thought I didn't want everyone seeing if it changed...perhaps we both possess previously undiscovered psychic abilities, hmm. Anyway, thank you for your note and the lovely things you said, and whilst I am generally bitter about couples and people in love at the moment, I can't find it in me to feel the same about you and Colin because it's just too sweet :)
from ava-reborn :
He told you he loves you?!!!!!!!1 Omg!! I'm so happy for you!!!!!! :-)
from leggierox :
Good LORD woman, you've been busy!!! Bwahaha xxx
from tphi :
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayy ^_^
from buffylass :
Yay! :)
from random-ditto :
I am now revelling in your happiness... Not even joking! Yay. xXx
from shot-of-tea :
Hurray! I can now commence hat shopping. Here comes the bride, dum-dum dum-dum...
from boredlaura :
That's not just woo! but WOO HOO!!
from ava-reborn :
Hoorayyyy!!! I'm so happy!!!
from randomrabbit :
Nice one!
from skinnylizzie :
*throw some confetti. I can't even get my brain in gear to say nice things!
from skinnylizzie :
Hurrah! If I was near you, I would let off a party popper and through some confetti! That is excellent news, and of course entirely expected as he would be plain stupid to let you go :D
from theswordsman :
That's great. Smartest move he ever made.
from tphi :
Its great you've both been honest! You guys just seem to click in every way. There's no way he can choose anyone else.
from buffylass :
Big good luck with everything, although I feel I should be the boring one and also whisper "be careful", because relationships with someone that you're living with can be interesting xx
from strawberrri :
it's been several hours now, what's going awwwwwwn?! i am far too nosey for my own good. your diary since you started uni has rocked like nothing else :)
from skinnylizzie :
Cor Annie, good for you! If he has any sense, I know who he'll pick.
from shot-of-tea :
Excellent on the honesty front. A hearty pat on the back from me!
from boredlaura :
Go Annie, Go Annie, Go Annie!
from strawberrri :
there is only one choice: you <3
from randomrabbit :
I'm slightly concerned that I go to Bill Baley on Wednesday and my tickets haven't come yet! Arses. Yes. And will you just get bloody drunk and tell the boy how you feel or you'll be fannying about until you graduate. If it went tits up you can always pretend you were too drunk to remember saying anything!
from boredlaura :
"I think it's safe to assume he likes me, yes?" Yes, Annie, yes, yes, yes. I think we're past the assumption stage now. He does, indeed, like you. Yay!!!!!!!
from strawberrri :
he REALLY needs to ditch the girlfriend. then you two can hook up :)
from shot-of-tea :
Pwaha, I knew it all along! I'm with Darius on this one, my dearest chum.
from tphi :
Yessss, you finally said you were falling for him :D From a guy's POV, Colin (who totally hearts you) is not going to dump his crap gf (which he NEEDS to do so you can be the cutest couple in the world together) unless you give him a definite sign. I picture him returning from holiday and you running into his open arms and kissing him a la Ginny/Harry. Oh and that photo of you from the newspaper is awesome :)
from random-ditto :
Wahey! I found archives were the way forwards & I can now read your entries again. Good stuff. Now from the way you describe it (& I'm pretty sure it aint all in your head) he definitely likes you. It's scary, but that's only a sign that it matters to you... no bad thing. I hope things turn out ok for you xXx
from ava-reborn :
Nooooo not bad at all, beautiful!!! In a lot of ways you are Young Ava, though. But like I said, maybe testing the waters is necessary! My advice is something to bear in mind, but experience is way more important, necessary and enjoyable and exciting!!!!! You need to try on the shoes before you find the style that fits!
from buffylass :
I'm really really late in replying, but thankyou for your lovely note xx
from boredlaura :
"Prepare to die, pigdogs". Oh the betamax bandit, how I love thee.
from strawberrri :
yes it's crises. and the plural of basis is bases, i recently found out :D
from randomrabbit :
Why did "I was the epitome of mime" make me chuckle so much? No I don't know either. Maybe it was hysteria. It's been a very long day.
from tphi :
Get him drunk and ask him :D
from random-ditto :
Hellooooo. I don't understand why technology hates me but I can see you've updated recently, although my computer insists on showing an entry from about 2 weeks ago. Sadness! Anyway I hope you're ok & all that, look forwards to catching up on all your student escapades soon! xXx
from skinnylizzie :
The EXACT same thing happened to me at the end of first year - one of my best friends from home got an offer to study at Newcastle and I was pissed because it was MY uni and MY city (still is, but that's a whole new set of issues entirely!). I thought it'd be awful but it actually turned out amazingly well - we both had our own lives and our own friends but knew the other one was around if ever we wanted a chat or a friendly reminder of home. Don't know if this helps at all, and I realise it may not turn out the same way, but it made me and my friend even closer in an odd way. And I blame the diet for your sleepiness! Carb-loaded diets are eeeeeeevil. On the other hand, sleep IS good...
from ava-reborn :
Yay! So we have the job??!! You've just made two old people very happy! Think of it as doing your bit for Help The Aged!
from ava-reborn :
Oh honey, at risk of sounding like your mum (though TJ and I have already discussed how we feel like your internet parents! Althouh TJ claims we're more the cool aunt and uncle!!) But while I'm thrilled your blood test results came back showing you are healthy, I would suggest to you more sleep and less Vodka may improve things! The cool aunt in me says don't stop partying! But the grey haired, brogue wearing mum in me is telling you that just might be a factor!!
from tphi :
It's so obvious!!!! He's worried he'll "fuck things up" by telling you how he feels - he risks damaging your friendship. Honestly, I thought girls could tell when a guy likes them? :D
from ava-reborn :
He sooo wants you!!
from randomrabbit :
I too also have a buggered neck but sadly not from anything so exotic as trampolining. I caught a ball and now I can't turn my head to the right. Oh to be young and bendy. Or either.
from ava-reborn :
I'm thrilled you're having such a fun time at Uni! And, I have to admit, a little jealous!! Good luck with the blood test results. Thinking of you.
from buffylass :
He'll probably be checking to see if you're anaemic, but be careful, as if the results come back as unremarkable he may then take some more. And then some more the next time. My doctor kept sending me for blood tests, just in the hope that something would turn up. I ended up looking like a junkie for about two months. So tell him to knob off if he tries it again! xx
from skinnylizzie :
Thank you! Yeah, my mum worked in M&S for a while and she still goes on about it being a killer job (and not in the good way either!). Your friend Rosie has my sympathy, I'm not sure I could handle much more than eight hours' work a day. Bleurgh!
from skinnylizzie :
Hehe, yes! So would my mother which has sent her into raptures. If I don't get it she'll be GUTTED. It went quite well thank you, even if I don't get it the interviews seem to be going quite well which has to be a positive. Must stop talking about the weather in them though! And I think your emo plan is very fine indeed, skinny jeans are the shizzle.
from skinnylizzie :
The other chums will definitely come along soon. Most people I know only kept in touch with about half the people they met in the first few weeks; once everybody's settled down on your courses and in the flats it'll all work itself out. I know you're probably not worried but I decided to give you some unnecessary reassurance anyway. Besides, who wouldn't want to be friends with you? You're fab.
from stepfordtart :
Hello. I think you may enjoy a game called Puppy Racers. I bought it for my kids a few years back but can thrash them at it...especially when drunk. In fact, I sometimes play it when they arent even at home. For about 10, you too can race a dalmatian and a labrador around a course while they push multicoloured plastic balls with their noses and go "YAPYAPYAPYAP". I heartily recommend it. s x
from random-ditto :
Glad to see you're enjoying uni & all that jazz! I'm still reading, especially now I have figured out how the internet works! (Yes, a bit slow admittedly) xXx
from buffylass :
Thankyou!
from tphi :
For what its worth, I liked the fringe :)
from ava-reborn :
Annie and Colin up a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G !!! Lol!! I have Buckaroo, Operation, and Lucky Ducks if you want them!!
from theswordsman :
Connect 4 is also fun when drinking, because as everyone knows, alcohol makes you instantly smarter.
from boredlaura :
Oh the Cathouse, I've had many a drunken night in there in the past, which almost always ended with wandering through the streets of Glasgae Toon heading back to whoever's floor I was crashing on that particular weekend. Once you start walking it's not really too far from the city centre back out to Uni / Kelvinbridge area, before long you'll be tailending all your nights out in the city centre with such wandering.
from strawberrri :
i love reading your uni tales SO MUCH! :) ps. colin 4 annie <3 <3 <3 (you can give me a virtual slap if i'm annoying you.)
from tphi :
Beer shots are the most disgusting thing in the world. I discoloured our flat corridor carpet after trying the whole "shot a minute" thing last year and I don't recommend following my example.. Get well soon xx
from theswordsman :
Hi Annie. I hope you're feeling better and that everything is going well. I imagine you're grateful for the weekend. When I was at Harlaxton, we got all busy with meetings and tours and meeting people, and then we got hit with the "what, they expect us to go to classes too?" moment. Anyway, I'm used to you posting entries regularly and miss them when they don't occur. Take care. John
from strawberrri :
hope you are feeling a bit better! i once had antibiotics which the doctor told me would turn my wee luminous yellow. i recall weeing, being practically blinded by my own urine, flushing and there STILL being a yellow residue in the toilet, it was that bad. wasn't that a lovely little anecdote? hope things with colin are going well, hehehehehe :)
from buffylass :
Oh bless you, Freshers' Flu has another victim.
from skinnylizzie :
Heeeeeee, Freshers' Flu! Best to get it over and done with, it gets 90% of us all. I am intrigued by your confusion, because I am nothing if not nosy and meddling :D
from boredlaura :
Gooooood hair.
from strawberrri :
colin loves you!
from skinnylizzie :
Haha, DUNKIRK! They needed somewhere that looked ravaged and war-torn to depict Dunkirk and so they chose Grimsby docks...marvellous! The building where he goes in and he's hallucinating about having his feet washed is actually the old ice factory on the docks. I went down there when they were filming and they'd built half a church. I couldn't work out why until I saw it on fire last night. God bless Grimsby, eh?! Also, glad you're loving it up there so much, I'm so pleased things are going well for you.
from theswordsman :
Hey Annie. That's a great picture. Glad to see you're so happy. I hope it stays that way when classes start. Take care. John
from shot-of-tea :
Sorry, HOW MANY Irish boys are you living with? I am happy uni life is good so far but I also want to kill you a tiny bit.
from boredlaura :
It took my months before I found out my flatmate's name when I was in halls (and I only had one flatmate! Terrible, I know) I solved the problem by bullying my friend who'd never met him into introducing herself in the hope he would reciprocate. Aside from name-issues I hope you're having fun, and lots of it. And yes, I agree the curry night does sound a lot more fun than make-upping and giggling about sex toys.
from ava-reborn :
I've found a good way of checking someone's name when it's gone beyond a reasonable period to ask, feigning curiosity, ask how he spells it! Looking forward to piccies!!
from shot-of-tea :
OH MY GOD my little Annie is at uni! Cannot wait to hear of first week exploits.
from ava-reborn :
Hugs beautiful Annie! Have oodles of fun! And don't forget us!! Keep us informed of all your exciting adventures!!
from strawberrri :
go forth and enjoy, annie!
from buffylass :
Well, a big huge good luck with your first day of uni, though I'm sure it's all going to go just fine. Ooh, and don't forget to pack your old school uniform as you're bound to have a school disco or two for Freshers Week xx
from the-moo :
*hug* I'm here you're here it's all good!!! xxx
from theswordsman :
Thanks, Annie. Have a good trip Saturday, and a great start to your uni experience. Take care. John
from ava-reborn :
Glad you ahd fun! I'm intrigued.... they showed the Christmas special?! DId they show the offending bit??!!
from random-ditto :
There-the-bloody-hell-you-are. Apologies for having gone missing most the summer but I wasn't blessed with internet connections that like diaryland, so I've not been writing here. But I am again now! Kind of! I promise! Anyways, hadn't actually realised you had a new diary but now I do I promise to be reading it :) xXx
from theswordsman :
Hi Annie. Thanks for the note. I guess it's just that I'm not around people, or when I am, it's during class time. But today is thirteen months since the accident, and I honestly don't know what to expect next, or what parts of my brain will work well once they have reason to do so. I think I need to plan myself some kind of big day for when my student loan hits and I don't have to sell things to buy lunch. If my lawsuit settles this fall, I'm going to turn life around in a big hurry. I guess I'd best start working out so I'm ready for it. have a great weekend. John
from randomrabbit :
I was hoping the programme was about a depressed haddock or something, but sadly not! I wish my username was some obscure Bronte reference, in fact I might just say it is. So much better than the hugely uninspired choice it actually was. And it sounds like the name of a vibrator, which I'm definitely putting in the 'Not a good thing' list.
from boredlaura :
Who doesn't enjoy being hoisted onto strange men's shoulders as part of a fertility dance?!
from randomrabbit :
Is it really that bad? Can't a man enjoy watching other men prancing about in peculiar trousers brandishing a stick and not be thought less of?
from randomrabbit :
Oh but Morris dancing is wonderful. Like the best British traditions it's just an excuse for blokes to twat about, drink ale and grope young women with bells on. Where do I sign up?
from ava-reborn :
Oh how jealous Tim will be!!
from leggierox :
I'm feeling thoroughly chastised for the non-updating =)
from onlyemma :
I'm sending you plenty of hugs. Sorry your night was rubbish xxx
from strawberrri :
going to the dentist is never a nice experience (and i once had an orthodontist split my lip right open, woo!) i think i had to start paying for the dentist at 19 (though this may be because i didn't go at all while i was 18 - can't remember). you won't get free prescriptions whilst at uni either, just to warn you!
from tphi :
Guys can be dicks :(
from ava-reborn :
Awww, hugs!!!
from buffylass :
Sorry I'm so late, but big well done for passing your driving test xx
from strawberrri :
the first time i went out in my car at night i drove around town with fullbeams ON. oops :) if you need help locating anything else in your car (i had to teach my mum the various windscreen wiper commands when she drove it once) let me know! the only thing i don't know is how to open the bonnet, which is quite shameful. i'm driving up to norfolk today, yay :D
from randomrabbit :
Snap! My knee itches too! And my ankles and my feet and my left buttock, thanks to being bitten to buggery by some nasty little bitey things. Nice one on the driving test!
from strawberrri :
haha there's 3 giant pots of yogurt in the fridge. i like it but just wasn't in the mood for it!
from tphi :
If you came to see Bratz in my cinema I would make you PAY for the awful, awful experience. Enjoying bad films ironically still gives money back to the makers, who should not be rewarded in any way for the creation of such "films". Oh, I've just seen your diary blurb for me. Grr.
from theswordsman :
Thanks Annie. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. John
from strawberrri :
there will always be cockheads on the road pretty much daily. yesterday i had a woman motioning to let me on a roundabout and looking cross when i declined (her exit had a queue of traffic building up) even though there was a BUS on the inside lane next to her. fucking idiot. two days ago a man nearly hit my car by reversing at the slowest speed known to man in tesco. you'll also get people tailgaiting you intimidatingly even if you're doing the speed limit, but just ignore them (or even slow down. if i was doing 33 in a 30 zone i'd go right down to 30 exactly, hehehe). i bloody LOVE driving though and you sound exactly the kind of driver other people should be happy to have on the road with them :)
from strawberrri :
very good, just what i expected :) now you can start to drive properly (ie. not looking in mirrors every 5 seconds) but still be careful! you learn sooo much after you've passed your test (mainly about people who should not be on the road who chose to do 25 in a 40 zone and how to supress your urges to bash them about the head for their idiocy).
from ava-reborn :
Lol you and Tim and your small insect escapades! He had a fly go up his nose this morning!! ;)
from ava-reborn :
Would I be right in thinking there's no coincidence in the fact that Tim and I are listed together in your buddylist?! ;)
from ava-reborn :
He never doubted you'd pass!! In fact he just this minute said (knowing I'd pass it on!!!) he'd have put money on you passing cos you're a bit of a smart arse!! ;)
from boredlaura :
Mucho congratulations!
from ava-reborn :
Congratulations lovely!! Tim is away, but asked me how you'd done!! Have just given him the good news!!
from theswordsman :
Congratulations. And I did laugh about you're hitting your head on the window. I used to have a little roadster convertible, and I had reservations before I bought it because I used to sing in the car all the time, and now I was going to be outside doing it. I went for it, and just stopped singing in town when the top was down. Once I was out on the highway, though, all bets were off. Next you'll be collecting some of the great driving songs to play while you're cruising. Have a great weekend. John
from theswordsman :
Good luck on the driving test. I'm sure you'll do great. I was just at the Times Online website and saw an article on clearing, and wondered if your friend who didn't make the grades she needed gave it a go? Take care. John
from strawberrri :
as i went for my test my driving instructor said to me 'i dont say good luck to people - see you afterwards!' so, 'see you afterwards'! will be thinking of you tomorrow :D
from boredlaura :
Good luck for the drive-iness tomorrow; the only advice I can give you is try not to hit any pedestrians (but that probably goes without saying). If you are going to hit one at least aim for a chav as you don't get penalised for that, or so I'm led to believe. That advice probably wasn't that helpful, but the good luck wishes remain sincere.
from randomrabbit :
Two months' worth of towels? That's about 1 isn't it? At the most. When I can smell the dank fustiness from another room I figure it's about time for a fresh one.
from buffylass :
Oh, just do what I do now and buy huge bags of pasta for about 69p. The boyfriend cooking option's also a good idea too though. Apart from when they insist you'll enjoy refried beans, cook them in your saucepan, realise you don't like them, eat about three mouthfuls themselves and then leave the rest of the horribleness in your saucepan to harden and fester. That's when you put your foot down.
from buffylass :
I lost weight during my first year of uni, fret not. Although that was because my halls of residence food was so completely revoloting I just didn't eat enough. We had Miscellaneous Meat Pie twice a week, and it looked like goat most days.
from skinnylizzie :
Oh, I am relieved! Good old Louis, it just seems so much funnier when he's laughing along with you. I've never listened to any of just Candi Staton's stuff, just that one song which I love with the fire of a thousand suns. She looks a lot cheesier than I imagined...
from skinnylizzie :
PS: Thanks for the X Factor reminder! Although I do miss Louis Walsh pissing himself at every second singer...
from skinnylizzie :
Haha, I was just about to leave a comment about the Candi Staton and The Source song but I see the lovely ava-reborn beat me to it! I lurve that song, I do I do I do (although I recommend the second and third versions rather than the first). And Adam is SUPPOSED to be wearing a cape in cape town. I highly doubt he actually is...
from ava-reborn :
Wow!! Candi Staton!! there's a blast from the past! I remember a song by The Source featuring Candi Staton called You Got The Love! Oh to be 18 again!!
from ava-reborn :
I know! How cool is Britain now!!! I'll be waiting for him to start all his speeches with "Get up offa that thing!!"
from strawberrri :
"Joe insisted on telling us that he and his ex are fuck-buddies and that he has kissed gay men in gay clubs," i did an actual laugh at that :) (not at his actions per se, just how frank he is with you and your dad!)
from skinnylizzie :
There is nothing better for discovering your real friends and culling the useless ones (disclaimer: I'm not referring to yours as useless, I hasten to add. I was thinking more of a few of mine from school...) than going to uni. It's like a spring clean of your life! Oh Annie, can you sneak me up there in a suitcase with you?!
from theswordsman :
FIVE years???
from tphi :
Hope you're proud of yourself. I knew you'd do it :) x
from buffylass :
Aww a massively huge congratulations xxx
from boredlaura :
Yay! Congratulations! You get to wear the big hat of cleverness now!
from theswordsman :
Remember, I can predict the future and am already anticipating some of the mad hijinx of your uni life:) I read an article in our school paper last year about how addicted to FaceBook our students are. I've spent time in the computer lab, and screen after screen were searching through people on FB.
from theswordsman :
http://members.diaryland.com/edit/faq/misc.phtml Instructions are at the bottom of the page. I've never shown up in a search engine since I started using it a couple of years ago. It takes a few days before all the web crawlers get the message to ignore you. Your Notes section will still be searchable, though. Have a great day basking in your own brilliance. John
from ava-reborn :
I've already said it, but it's worth saying again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! xx
from theswordsman :
Congrats, that's awesome. And well done Mom for buying the hoodie five months in advance because she believes in you. I was just wondering, do you have the meta crawler thingy in your profile so that your new diary doesn't show up in search engines? I'm just asking because you put your last name in the entry and a couple of wild and crazy years from now you might not want anyone stumbling across this. Congratulations again. Relax and enjoy. John
from strawberrri :
wow, those are some pretty stellar results. bloody impressive in fact! so happy for/proud of you, CONGRATULATIONS!
from randomrabbit :
Congratulations! I'm donning the hat now, and rest assured it will be the biggest, gayest, celebratory dance I've done in my office all week.
from clairecav :
Congraaatulations! You MORE than deserve this :]
from skinnylizzie :
I know I've already said congratulations, but I'll say it again - CONGRATULATIONS! Ooh, and you've just sent me a text so I shall go and reply to that now! x
from strawberrri :
i wanted to be first too! hmm, how does that song go? 'first the worst, second the best, third the one with the hairy chest.' erm, the less said about that the better...!
from theswordsman :
Shoot. I wanted to be first, but it didn't pop into my head until too late because I was leaving you a touching note elsewhere. Can you delete the other one so that I give the APPEARANCE of being first? It's the fair thing to do.
from tphi :
I'm leaving you a note because I wanna be the first :D

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