This evening has been a very University Challenge-y one.
1) The 2010 team, of which I am one fifth, practised answering questions and took it in turns to be Paxman. Answers ranged from “integration [snort indicating how incredibly simple that question was]” to “Eminem”. A well-timed mobile ringtone (sounding suspiciously like a gong) made the session all the more authentic.
2) We went to the (packed) Union bar to watch Imperial play Edinburgh in the first of two quarterfinals for Imperial. The match was going brilliantly – accompanied by cheers, boos and chants of “HEALY! HEALY!” – when, a minute before the end, disaster! The picture disappeared, to be replaced by a notice informing us that no signal was being received! I can only assume, unless Edinburgh managed to answer a shed-load of questions in the last minute, that Imperial triumphed – in which case, congratulations to them.
In other news, I’m considering changing back to the Theoretical Physics course for which I originally applied. This is because hearing my own attempts at speaking German is starting to get painful.