Hello! I have internet access once again so I think it is time to report back on my Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, which were a brilliant few days. I took my two best friends, Chris and Mike, to my uni house in Winchester. It sort of replaced our original plan to go camping and I think an empty house with all the facilities we need was a lot better than a tent would have been.
On arrival on Monday I gave Chris and Mike the tour of the house and they were both quite impressed by my dungeon (my basement bedroom). I was a little concerned to discover the odd bit of mould on several of my possessions, including most worryingly my pillow case. Fortunately I had a spare but it seems I might need to purchase a dehumidifier, whatever one of those is. The room has been unoccupied for over a month though so I am hoping the problem won’t be there when I am living in it. I was however amused to find a small gnome with the message “Hi Dan” outside my window, left by housemate Josh without a doubt.
Having purchased and brought with us a fair bit of alcohol, we decided that we ought to drink some of it and played traditional drinking game “ring of fire” where a random card from a pack determines how much you have to drink on that round. We had bought a bottle of jagermeister and were drinking that with pepsi, which was unexpectedly rather nice. After playing a couple of rounds, we headed out into lifeless Winchester. Being a Monday night everywhere was either closed or very quiet but we did find a nice little pub which kept us entertained for a little while. A couple of weeks later when uni has started again and it would have been much busier. Still, we got a little tipsy and had a decent night.
It was well into Tuesday before we had all risen from our sleep, Chris being the last by far. After playing an huge Mario Kart Wii tournament, we went to the local cinema to see The Inbetweeners Movie. For those that don’t know, The Inbetweeners was a rather rude TV show that ran for 3 series which saw four sixth-formers get up to all sorts of antics whilst trying to fit in and get girls. The movie sees them going on a holiday to Malia, where they try to get girls. As usual. It was very funny and made me cringe a fair few times but despite it’s rudeness manages to be charming at the same time. (Today’s title is a quote from the movie by the way)
On the way to the cinema we had a rather awkward conversation with a chugger (charity mugger). A woman was standing outside the chocolate shop giving out free samples and we were instinctively drawn towards her. Out of know where a woman with a children’s charity logo on her jacket stepped in front of us. Normally in such a situation you can just make an excuse but this chugger opened by saying “I know you are not at all interested”. This was correct but us three polite young men (well Chris just walked off so two polite young men) were then forced by our good nature to endure a really awkward conversation. The woman asked us what we had been up to and we discussed Doctor Who when she noticed by T-shirt. Then Mike made the mistake of saying we were going to the cinema and then she was off on her charity pitch. Eventually, realising we really weren't;t going sign up to give the charity money, she let us go. I always feel bad for rejecting charities but I am a student and can barely afford to look after myself, let alone anyone else. When I am older and can afford to do so, I will no doubt be quite a friend of certain charities.
After the cinema we ordered in pizzas and then decided we needed to finish off the copious amounts of alcohol in the fridge. This led us to playing a drinking version of classic board game Monopoly. I had terrible luck with the game but was consuming alcohol rather quickly, several times getting through nearly an entire glass of Pepsi with two jaeger shots in just one circuit of the board. Once again we decided to head out for the evening and once again found it difficult to find somewhere decent to go. After going to one pub and finding it’s occupants all leave within minutes of our arrival, we left too. Eventually we did find somewhere with a bit of atmosphere and cheap drinks so we ended up getting a bit more drunk. Once we had begun to sober up a bit we went for a short walk and sat my a river. It was then that we got all philosophical and sensible and talked about lots of things and gave Chris advice on going to uni (he took a year out to decide what he wanted to do).
We didn’t do a lot yesterday beyond watching some films and tidying the house up. All in all it was a brilliant few days. Hanging out with your two best mates is always great and living with them for three days was ever better. I love the friendship the three of us have. When I went off to uni I was quite worried that I would never end up speaking to my old friends again and in most cases that has sadly been the case. Most of my old friendship group has pretty much forgotten my existence it seems. But me, Chris and Mike or DCM as we are as a collective, have met up loads of times this summer and indeed in our other holidays and our friendship is as strong as it ever was. Hmm, I’m getting soppy now. But yeah, you get the idea. It was a brilliant couple of days which were very funny. And I got my phone fixed which is a bonus too.
I have no idea what’s going to happen in the next few weeks but I shall of course report all the highlights here. In the meantime check out the posts from my absence, a debate on endangered animals and how to spot an e-mail scam.