Leicester University

On monday I went for the first day of freshers week at Leicester University to register on the course, pick up a timetable for the week, library card and stuff. It went well although I dont understand why I had to copy out a sheet with the modules Im taking on to confirm my choice, although there were no choices to make :S

However, Im a bit concerned by the selection of classmates.. its a small department. The staff are lovely though.

Also my timetable is MENTAL, its so full on its rediculous, I cant see where Ill have time to have a life let alone find a job.

Neighbours

MY POSTMAN HAS STOLEN MY MAIL, on Wednesday, he knocked on the door (got me out of bed so I was in a haze) and handed me a card to sign for a parcel, but there were 2 stickers on it meaning I had 2 parcels, he was only holding one, so I looked at him confused and he said he had left the other one in the car, sounding like he was just about to go nip and get it cause he parks on our road as he does his round, so I signed for them then he took the card off me, handed me the parcel and left, so I though ok he’ll come back after he’s done the rest of the street. But no, he didn’t. I even walked up and down the road to see if i could see him anywhere, but he was gone. After a few days of keep missing him my mum caught him and asked him if he had it, he says that he hasn’t and doesn’t know why he said that to me, I’m going by the post office on Wednesday so I might ask them, see what they think.

Also my bank never rang to tell me that my stuff had got there so I went in today and asked them and typically it was there, so I moaned to them about not telling me when they said that they would, the man was nice though and activated my card for me.

I have now received a very long reading list, its only provisional so they dont want me to buy any books yet, but to get them from a library or something, Ive brought a little one, that looks quite good, so I can have a flick through when it gets here. They also sent me homework.

Ive just looked on the Neighbours website and heard the new theme tune and music, I dont think I like it, its trying too hard, and one of the new characters just looks like a poor replacement of Dylan.

And Im very happy because a bootleg video of the whole Linkin Park show I went to in May at the astoria has surfaced :).

Out and About

I went to Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre today, and I went in this shop because I liked a bag in the window and they had some shoes that match the purse I got from Dorothy Perkins months ago, its amazing, a totally different shop, its crazy. I also got some tote bags (one for only £1.50) and make up bags along with the shoes.

We then went to Tesco, ooo I got some bargains, I got some super black jeans, they look so good, and a vest top for £1 (haha), and I’ve finally got a diamond jumper. I’ve always wanted one but never found one with all good colours on, most of them have pink on them, this ones, black, white and grey, its so good. I then went to get some DVD-Rs and was deciding which ones to get and explaining it all to my mum, and this woman started asking me questions so I had to stand there and explain it all to her, she was grateful, unlike Currys customers. Then we went to get stationary supplies from the sale, which was rubbish and other stuff.

My other purchase was from a book stand outside, they had a Meg and Mog book, I used to love that book when I was little, and it was only £1.50 so I went for it.

Meg and Mog

Came home to find my CD from had arrived that I ordered, opened it, the case was cracked, broken and in pieces. Now, firstly I blamed the postman, but then my brother informed me that he didn’t shove it through the letter box, he knocked the door and handed it to him. So anyways rang them moaned to him about it and he told me to send it back. He also said that they’ve had loads of returns because of people getting broken stuff (my brother brought a poster a few weeks ago, they had bent the protector tube so bad it bent the poster, he had to send it back, then when they sent the replacement the tube was almost in 2 pieces, the tubes are really strong it must have been done on puspose), and they suspect that with all the postal strikes they are taking it out on internet shoppers and organisations and smashing the stuff. Which if true, I think is pathetic. Also my postman is rubbish, he’s grumpy drops stuff, throws stuff, leave stuff on the doorstep outside when he cant be bothered, and is so late delivering the post. However, I know that we do order things online, and do sympathise that their workload has increased since the growth of internet shopping, so we do give the postman money at Christmas, but still its all bad.

"Stay Back or the Ginger Gets It"

Today I finally saw Hot Fuzz, I must say, it was absolutely brilliant! I laughed so much, and I think its one of those when you notice something more every time you watch it so I can’t wait to see it again, I’m going to wait to buy it though until it gets reduced from the current £13.99 price tag. Not to say it isn’t worth £13.99 but I can’t afford that for just one movie. Simon Pegg was just so good, especially when he decided he wasnt going to take it and brought the sun glasses, the cameos from Steve Coogan, Martin Freeman, Stephen Merchant and Bill Bailey, were also fantastic, I’m not sure how well the film will translate to non-UK watchers though, but still its a must see.

I’ve brought a travel bag for my Wii, its really cool, and it’ll keep it all safe, I’m going town next week I think to try to sell my Xbox to Game, it says in store that theyll give £20 for them, Im not sure if they will but its worth a try then I can buy the Godfather game for the Wii. I’m currently addicted to playing tetris online, I need to buy it for the DS.

Also my Mum brought a CD from the Virgin Mega website, i was quite impressed by the service, it arrived no sooner, or later than items for HMV or play.com do, but it was wrapped in cellophane – which HMV lacks, and unlike HMV they dont annoyingly put a sticker on the thing they have a invoice sheet, like play.com, but theirs is better, because it includes a returns form, should you need to return it. Speaking of my Mum the crazy fool has already brought her first Christmas present for me.

Im really disappointed by the new Linkin Park (who are up for best group, best director, and best editor at this years VMAs) video for Bleed It Out. I think it was a great idea but the video didn’t match the energy in the song, so it kind of felt flat, plus half the band are ignored.

I cannot wait until Sweeney Todd comes out, Johnny Depp looks so creepy in the movie poster, and it looks so dark, I think its going to be amazing, his hair reminds me of Edward Scissorhands.

Sweeney Todd

Libertad

I’ve finally got round to give the new Velvet Revolver album, Libertad, a proper listen. I like it, especially when its played loud, it gives the immense guitars more emphasis. It sounds more of a group effort than Contraband does, obviously because they were already working on it before Scott joined, but still.

Also I read and interview with Spinal Tap in which David St Hubbins says that: “I had my mid-;life crisis years ago, when I was 24, I think that’s the time to do it: when you’re young and healthy.” I defiantly need to buy a Spinal Tap album, the This Is one, with Big Bottoms and Stonehenge on.

I keep shopping in Sainsburys and they keep giving me things who win prizes, I’ve won everytime, but I keep winning 2 for 1’s or money off theme park/zoo entry tickets. Which is annoying because I don’t like theme parks and don’t agree with zoos. But I’d be moaning if I hadn’t won anything so its ok.

OO and I watched James may 20th Century thing, it was so good, very interesting and James May was so funy in the old cars.

I’ve been cleaning/sorting out my stuff in my room so now you don’t have to jump over things, I’ve found some stuff I no longer want so I’m going to try to sell them on ebay/amazon.

Worst of all though, I have started reviewing things on play.com, it started when I was looking at the beauty of Minutes to Midnight and the reviews there just didn’t get the album, so I had to do one, now I can’t stop reviewing.

Wii Play

Today I brought Wii Play, its amazing, the games on it are awesome, they’re like arcade games, my favourites are a cow racing one, the snooker one, the one with the bubbles and the shooting range one. The game really does show how good the technology that the Nintendo Wii has is, Wii play is best played with more than one person but is also cool with 1 player. I also brought a battery charger thing so I can use rechargeable battery’s for the Wii remotes, it’ll also be useful for digital cameras and stuff – a practical purchase. I got them from Argos and I had to wait for ages for the man to give me them whilst I was waiting by the counter, Sarah N also informs me that despite them claiming that they do the quick pay machines DO NOT accept solo cards.

Afterwards I went to the bank to see a) why they hadn’t closed the account I asked them to 2 months ago, and b) why has this account now been charged for something. The best they could come up with is that there must have been a “misunderstanding.” Ok, I tell them that I want to close my account, what else could be derived from that request? But anyways they’re refunding the charges and (hopefully) closing the account, and someone is ringing me on Monday to apologise. This adds to the bank confusion I’m having, if they’re making stupid mistakes like that do I want my student account to be with them? they might “misunderstand” and sign me up for some sort of retirement pension scheme or something instead.

In the evening I went to Sarah A’s belated birthday party, it was fun.

"Moustache Too Big For Your Face"

Today was commemoration day at school, I went since I was sent an invitation – meaning I had an award to pick up. We avoided the church service beforehand by hiding in the car and then mingling in with everyone else when they walked back from the church. I then sat in the hall with Sarah M and Jenny Lane, who has torn her ligaments after falling off her horse, and being threatened by the hospital to take her crutches back when she’s better.

I got the award for IT and Computing (despite not begin one of the computer geeks) which included £15 book tokens, which is cool, I like books, also if I don’t spend them I can put them towards all the books I’m going to have to buy at uni. Also because my award was in memory of a former student who died whilst at university I got an extra award – its a big shield with my name on it, that I guess I’ll have to return next year and a little shield to keep. The computing women who gave my award and Mrs McCloughlin whose son it was got a bit emotional.
Sarah M got an award for Further Maths and Sarah A got one for begin nominated to get one several times. Sarah M pointed out that Sarah A’s was like the slashie awards in Zoolander.

House and My Name Is Earl was good today, Crabman made me laugh when he was looking into the cats eyes and Earl when he was pissed off for losing to a slutty persian haha.

In other areas one of my brothers fish has died then the other one spent half an hour swimming around the tank to try to find it.

Also sending packages to America is quite reasonable, I went to the post office to send a CD to Alicia £1.20 it cost, I thought that was quite good.