Hello and welcome to another blog entry. Today I am going to try and write a post of reasonable length with no plan whatsoever I my mind. It’ll probably be rubbish so I apologise in advance.
I spent much of yesterday and Sunday sorting out my room. And I don’t mean that I just tidied it. I properly sorted it out, resulting in two bin bags of rubbish and numerous bigger things to get rid of including a six foot shelving unit, my ancient TV (it has a VHS player in it, it’s that old) and my old keyboard, which I never used. There are several reasons for this sort out. For one thing I have been used to having a tidy and well-organised room at uni and I have returned to my bedroom where there is ten years worth of clutter as well as various bags and boxes of uni stuff clogging the way. And I have to be realistic and think that in three years, when I graduate, I will probably be moving out entirely so I ought to at least think about getting rid of some stuff.
During all this sorting out I realised that I am a hoarder: I just keep things, whether I need to or not. I found paperwork back to at least 2008 and all sorts of reminders of my past. I threw away a whole load of stuff from/about my ex-girlfriend which I found under my bed. Back when we split up I couldn’t bear to get rid of it and hoped there was still a chance in the relationship so I shoved it under all together into the drawer under my bed and it’s been there since. Well not any more. I don’t need to be reminded such things so out went all that stuff. Actually it was a bit disturbing that seemingly wherever I went in my room I’d find little reminders of my ex-girlfriend, be it messages in notebooks or presents from her.
So this sort out marks a new start in my life, particularly in terms of study. I am going to become more organised than ever before and study much harder in the upcoming year. Speaking of which, the groups and timetables for next year have been unveiled as it were. It’s mostly quite pleasing with my group having a large number of people I know from my group last year including my best mate in that group Stefan. Louise, who I have had a fair bit of conflict with in the past, is also in the group but I’ve decided it’s not a problem unless I make it one. I have bigger fish to fry in the upcoming year, namely getting a whole load of first’s on my assignments. I do not recognise a fair few of the names on the list but hopefully I shall come to be really good friends with some of them. The timetable has a few early starts but no massive gaps between seminars so I’m quite happy with that. I feel quite optimistic about the whole thing.
I saw my granddad today and along with my Dad had to save him from some stupid scam. A man with an Indian accent phoned him up claiming to be from Microsoft and told my granddad he needed to buy a certain product. Next thing my granddad knew he had given the guy access to his computer and the man then proceeded to install some anti-malware program on his computer, messing with various computer settings as he did so. The man then continued to phone back, ringing at least thirty times yesterday, being very unpleasant and demanding payment despite the fact my granddad never wanted the product and didn’t have an invoice or anything. I uninstalled the new programs and then my Dad answered the phone to this nasty piece of work. My Dad informed the man that he was my granddad’s son and worked for the local police force and then proceeded to list the various things the man could probably be charged for The man hung up. (My Dad isn’t actually a policeman by the way but he’s not a bad voice actor). Hopefully the whole thing is sorted now but I find it horrific that such horrible people will try to rip off old people like my granddad who don’t know any better and upset them in the progress by being really abusive towards them. It’s a horrible world we live in at times.
Blimey, I have actually written loads about hardly anything. I am in my writer’s mood at the moment. I shall finish with a note on Google+. I have recently joined Google’s new social network having been invited my a mate and I shall review it in my first Friday review (very excited about that feature by the way!). But seeing as though I can invite people I did wonder if any of you minions would like an invite to join Google+. If you would, comment with your e-mail address of if you would rather let me know by e-mail on email@example.com . If I can get a few of you to join I shall create a “Minions” circle which would be awesome. It’s free and I’m giving ‘em away, ao why the hell not?