I think I'll post on yesterday, then, before I clear it from my mind.
I woke up too early for my liking and took a shower. Grabbed my umbrella and made it to the sports centre, met with Jojo. We walked to the London Road Campus, into town. I got there and shook my head. It reminded me of Harry Potter. Eventually Pip and Ems arrived. We all went off to the loo, which was an outdoor house. Very peculiar.
Eventually we went in for the exam. Given it's the London Road Great Hall, well, we can guess what it reminded me of. It was basically THE scene from the fifth HP film, and I was shocked to not see Umbridge standing up front with a pink suit and a giant clock. Instead it was a strange-looking short man with a voice no one could understand, yet it didn't keep him from speaking.
I remembered what I had told Pip and Ems. "Sad that this all reminds me of Harry Potter, because for once I'm not playing Hermione. I'm playing Ron. I'm going to look down at my question sheet and say, 'Bloody hell, I don't remember seeing any of this before.'"
I looked down. The questions didn't kill me, but they wouldn't bring out the best in me either. I picked the first and the last out of the four. Wrote down my plan for the first. Wrote down the first paragraph. Thought, "You know, I could stop right now..." Kicked myself into finishing the first essay. Used extra time. Decided to go to the loo since it helps empty my brain of the last question and prepare it for the next.
I walked to the loo and gasped. The only thing it lacked was the stupid troll. I walked through the long, curved area with the multiple basins and mirrors. Hurried back once I'd finished.
The second essay was terrible. First I was tempted to not do it, and then I shook my head, because I'm not that kind of student. I'd prefer to write bad things than nothing at all. I purposefully misread the question ("flora OR fauna" to "flora AND fauna") but didn't think the professor would care that much. It was going to be a crap essay anyway. Just a bunch of thinly-connected facts. But it's something and it's there.
I finished and went back into the courtyard. Walked home with Siege. She came up to my room and we snuggled. Watched The Big Bang Theory, listened to music and sang. I played ukulele. We snuggled some more and she went off. Spent some time with Hayley.
In the evening I taught myself how to play "I Like Giants" on the ukulele. Was very pleased. Recorded three songs, two of them different versions of one song. Worked on my art--inked three pieces with a new style that I enjoy. It's not realistic, but I don't have much interest in being realistic any more. Eventually went to sleep.
Today I've lounged around in bed all day and it's been beautiful.
To Do List:
- Clean my room [including hoover and basin if I can find the supplies].
- Pack a bag to go to Jojo's.
- Figure out more about the journey.
- Decide what time I want to set off tomorrow.
Staying over Jojo's aunt's because the aunt has gone to Canada. Jojo and Shawn (J's boyf) are staying there for a two week holiday. I'm going to go over there for the night, have a night in with pizza and then out drinking with Zoe, back in, fruit-picking in the morning. Then I come back to Reading for a counselling appointment at 2. I'll probably snag a nap and go to the uni LGBTQ dance in the evening.
As for the uke songs:Here
but just the last three. The other ones are old and icky but I don't have it in me yet to take them down. I'll probably replace them all once I've got them all down well on the uke and can record them.