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OK, now that the admin is over time for some more interesting things. I think I may have become an omen of death. Over the last week, dead bodies have started appearing in places I go. I’ve not seen any myself but keep hearing about how they have been near me. First, on Monday our train was delayed a little because of a fatality around Woking. Then I arrived in Wroxham, Norfolk to discover that a body had been recently pulled out of the broads there. On Thursday a train hit a person in Wimbledon just outside London, causing me to be delayed. Three dead bodies within close proximity of me in a week. This is rather worrying and I’m wondering whether there will be another one soon. Hopefully not.
The third of those deaths was had some dark humour about it though. As I sat on our delayed train I heard various people ringing up there husbands and wives to inform them of the delay. One man a fee rows in front of me was clearly presuming it had been a suicide. He wondered why the person had had to do it and suggested that they should have tried counselling. He then carried on to say that if they were going to kill themselves then they should have used painkillers or something as it would have been less inconvenient. I couldn’t help chuckle to myself about this remark despite it’s dark and deeply inappropriate nature.
There are lots of campaigns going around the UK at the moment protesting about cuts to various public services, the government’s plan to help save money. One of the biggest of these is trying to prevent the closure of libraries. I have always been in support of this group, remembering the huge quantities of time I spent in the local library as a child. That was until today. I live in a fairly small town and so the library is pretty small. I was looking for some books to help with my current assignment but there wasn’t even a psychology section let alone any specific books. The entire reference section was barely bigger than the number of books in our house. My mum also went there looking for audiobooks, her latest obsession, only to find that most of them are still on audio tape, which virtually no-one uses these days. So I have changed my mind. Close the libraries! Not the big ones in cities and larger towns but all the rest are rubbish. They are costing lots of money and benefiting only a tiny number of people. Get rid of them!
Our uni household all have a holiday task to do. Essentially we have to make a little film showing off where we live and disband any stereotypes there may be. I live in a place where we are not stereotyped. Few such places exist but I live in one of them. Still, this task is one with which I am quite excited about. I love to make a good video especially of where I live. I started today and recorded some lovely bits showing off the beauty of the area with the odd bit of funny stuff added in. The next bit is the town centre bit!
The other day I had a rather odd dream. Myself and my mate Chris were walking up some stairs when suddenly Voldemort off of Harry Potter starting chasing us. I pulled a pistol out of my pocket (quite how and why I had such an item I don’t know) and shot Voldemort in the head several times. We presumed him dead and continued up the stairs. Unfortunately Voldemort survived being shot and grabbed Chris, dragging him away. There was then a hazy bit and then I was in a room in front of several very attractive lady vampires. They were trying to seduce me using terrible vampire and hell based chat up lines and wearing low-cut tops. Fortunately I realised that they just wanted to suck my blood and kill me so their seducing failed and I woke up. All very bizarre really.
I know this may sound a bit daft but my little holiday has changed me. One night as I lay awake I did realise the fact that my life will probably continue badly unless I change. I noticed during my time with Josh how much he appreciates his family and how polite he is and it made me realise how much I take my family for granted when I am at home. So the last few days I have been much more polite and have thanked my parents for anything they have done for me, which is the least they deserve. I have also dispatched with the silly thing of going to bed when the last other person does. They know I won’t sleep now that I have late nights at uni so now I am the last one up, staying downstairs watching TV whilst the rest of the family get some sleep. The whole changing thing is going rather well. I’m aiming pretty low but I just want to improve my personality a bit. I can be so much more than I am at the moment.
And to end it’s time for the re-emergence of a tender point. I am only a few weeks away from having been single for an entire year. This has been the longest period of riding solo since I was fourteen. Part of this I think was the damage my last relationship breakdown did to me mentally. I haven't truly been ready for a new relationship for most of the past year. But all of a sudden I feel I am ready. I have settled into uni, I have the time to spend with someone and it would do me good. The only question is where do you find a girlfriend? Despite the high girl to boy ratio at university there are few candidates for me to even look into thanks to a huge majority already being in relationships. Looking outside uni is difficult seeing as though I end up spending most of my time at home in the house or with male friends. I currently have no ways of meeting new girls of the right age. So I guess I just have to get out there a bit. When an opportunity appears where I could meet someone I should go for it. A party invitation this weekend could well be the beginning of this though I have to work out the logistics of getting there and back first.
So yeah. If only I could keep bumping into attractive women who fancy me rather than dead bodies. Plus, close the libraries. I think that sums up this entry…