I’ve been avoiding my laptop because I’ve finally made the connection between it and my lack of revision. And so I’ve been keeping it at the side of my desk, in the big pile of papers and files, and looking at it longingly but not actually going on it unless absolutely necessary. Finding a missing lecture is absolutely necessary; watching charlieissocoollike (see later) on YouTube is not, but more on that later. When I do go on my laptop, this happens. This is what I’m doing now – I’m sat in bed, under the covers, laptop squarely in front of me, files and revision notes all pushed to one side, head firmly occupied with BBC iPlayer and Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers, as opposed to the joys of Visual Impairment, the Global Allocation of Health Resources, Osmoregulation in the kidneys, Davenport Diagrams, T-Cells, B-Cells and Antibodies. That, for those of you who are interested, is a list of the topics I still have to do today but I know that won’t get done.
So I mentioned charlieissocoollike. I spent lots of last term watching his channel. That isn’t to say that that is what made it such a bad term – that’s what I did to distract myself from the bad bits. He’s hilarious. And I’ve also realised he was in my school year, although not at the same school, if that makes sense. You just feel a slightly deeper “connection” with famous people when you realise they were born in the same year as you, or would have sat their GCSEs at the same time as you. Or is that just me? Anyway, his videos are great and have prompted me to try fish custard (see here) next term at uni. According to my uncle I should be eating more fish fingers as a student (haven’t eaten any since starting Birmingham!) so I should really get some. I’ll let you know how it goes!
I haven’t really got any New Year resolutions. Be brighter, maybe. Try to smile more. Try to be more adventurous in my uni cooking (ie no more instant mash). Try to write more. Maybe this will be the year the creative vibe comes back. Take more photos. Start a diary and never stop writing in it.
Hope everyone had a very happy holiday period and Good Luck to anyone who has exams in January! As my Dad said last night, “It’s all worth it in the end”. I know, I don’t believe it either :D
See you soon.