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Friday, September 16, 2005

Chemical Brothers rule all

Guess who's back, back again...
Well, 5 days to go. And 4 days to go till I'm not a teenager anymore. I won't go off on a massive spiel about the passing of time, the poignancy of growing up and all that rubbish because I would never be one to sentimentalise (ahem).
So, looks like these last few days are turning out to be a bit of a whirlwind. Off to a family wedding (as some would say, a jolly up), tomorrow, and staying there till Sunday because it is taking place in Swindon, Swinedon, land of the pigs - and incidentally, land of my father's birth. No, there isn't a blue plaque.
I've been bombarded with student 'literature' over the last few days, from UCAS and Birmingham Uni. I have to say, I'm unimpressed with the look of the 'Redbrick', the Brum Uni newspaper. Someone needs to introduce them to a friend in a high place: the semicolon. The rest of the leaflets, brochures, magazines etc seem to focus mainly on cheap alcohol and 'tips' on student living. They helpfully tell you that it makes plates easier to wash up if you leave them to soak in hot soapy water. I would say about 90% of the contents of these things is entirely about socialising. I hate to sound like a grumpy old woman already but surely with student finances in the state they are these days that's not helpful. Okay, to be fair, they spend a lot of time telling you about cheap deals on drinks, but isn't it obvious that just not getting drunk/drinking in moderation would actually be cheaper than getting drunk more cheaply than you can normally? And then they have another set of articles dedicated to warning you off the perils of alcohol - 'Beware of the pull of a pint'.
Anyway. I'm looking forward to it really. Just couldn't think of anything else to write about because I haven't even looked at the news for several days (apart from to gaze lovingly at the faces of the English cricket team). Ooh, I could have written about that. Oh well, too late now.


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