So, it’s the holidays! Yay! I can relax for a few weeks!
I came home, back to my village just outside Lincoln, last Friday evening and since then I’ve not done very much besides going to a comedy show, going to a concert (going by car to Manchester in a blizzard was worth it for the sight of Neil Tennant in a cape), spending time with my friends and procrastinating before finally actually doing some seminar-related work and revising and apologising to the nice people at the Young Scientists Journal for being a failure as a human being. I have thus used up my entire relaxing-over-Christmas quota in the first four days of the holiday and must repent for my sins from now on by becoming heavily acquainted with Messrs. Young and Freedman and Ms. Boas. It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
My first term at Imperial was mental. Completely mental. I think it’s characterised by the fact I kept signing up for things and didn’t expect them to come to fruition, BUT DAMMIT THEY DID. Case in point: student blogging! I was convinced to sign up by my best friend (she has also been responsible for keeping me sane this past term and I am eternally grateful to her for listening to me moan and not blocking me on Gmail </shoutout>) and didn’t think they’d let me do it. Ah well, it’s been fun writing here, even though my posts have been sporadic and not particularly good!
The last week I was in London I had four social events in five days (a Christmas party and three Christmas meals), after which I had the overwhelming desire to get into a cupboard and rock gently for several days. I’ve finished the term on a low first average, which isn’t especially encouraging, but at least I have quite a bit of time left to rectify my fail. Now I have to get onto doing my part of a group presentation, writing a lab report and revision six things: Functions, Linear Algebra, Mechanics, Complex Analysis, Relativity and “stuff that I might get asked at the University Challenge interview in February”.
Here’s a list of posts I’ve got planned:
- My Christmas list
- My New Year’s resolutions
- A typical week in the life of an Imperial first year physicist (at last!)
- A piece on scientific ethics, particularly in relation to funding (i’m being deliberately vague)
Putting my plans on the interwebs means I have to follow through with them! What could possibly go wrong?
Finally, I wish you a merry Christmas (or a happy holiday if you don’t celebrate Christmas) and a happy new year! Thanks very much for reading my blog/humoring me.
P.S. I MADE THE REPORTER BLOGSPOT OMGWTFBBQ (I was having a bad day and it cheered me up for a couple of hours, so thank you to the editor for including me )