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post Sep 22 2005, 11:47 PM
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And right fine it is too.

I've been absent from the Inter Nets since Sunday, which was when I moved in. I've only just managed to get access.

For those of you not subscribed to my newsletter, I'm at the University of Sheffield studying for a BA in Philosophy. I've also signed up to learn Japanese, so look out for my posts in the Non-English forum smile.gif

So! What have I missed? Have any of you just arrived at uni?


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post Sep 23 2005, 12:40 AM
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Congrats and happy learning. biggrin.gif

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post Sep 23 2005, 12:50 AM
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I bet I can finish my PhD before you finish your BA biggrin.gif

How's the cooking going? What are the people you're living with like?


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post Sep 23 2005, 12:55 AM
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QUOTE (Mata @ Sep 23 2005, 01:50 AM)
I bet I can finish my PhD before you finish your BA biggrin.gif
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Would three years count as a pretty severe case of writer's block? tongue.gif

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How's the cooking going? What are the people you're living with like?


Cooking's going quite well. I'm trying to get over my generally attitude of lethargy towards it - the "can't be bothered, I'll have a Pot Noodle" reaction. My flatmates are alright, not really fast friends but I can get on with them without any problems.


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post Sep 23 2005, 01:21 AM
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That's generally a solid way to survive the year. Often people declare that everyone they live with is their best friend only to decide that they hate them all by January.

As for the cooking, either you'll get bored of Pot Noodles, you'll run out of money, or your body will vigorously declare its need for something with a lower salt content. Possibly all of those at once.


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post Sep 23 2005, 03:48 AM
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Don't worry, I'll send you American foodstuffs to live off of. And Chinese, because it's cheap here. tongue.gif Cheeeeers, Seanny.


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post Sep 23 2005, 10:56 AM
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And I thought he'd never make it. *sniff*

When can I come and visit? I assume you've saved me a bad just in case I get kicked out?


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post Sep 23 2005, 11:07 AM
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It must be wierd for you to start a whole new kind of schooling but I do hope it works out for you.

In other news today was the last day for the various HSC students down here good for them.


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post Sep 23 2005, 11:40 AM
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COMMIE!

Glad to hear from you, mate!

Hope all is well, and let me be the first to reccomend some vegetables and protein. Kinda necessary and all.

Anyway, I'm to start University next year and in my second, I'll have a study abroad opportunity. I shall study with you!*

Have a good time!

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post Sep 23 2005, 12:19 PM
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This week I have been eating mostly cereal, fruit, and nuts. Tasty stuff!

Have you started any of your lectures yet?


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post Sep 23 2005, 02:55 PM
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*Hands Sean various protective amulets and charms*

*Fears Uni*

*Can cook though tongue.gif*


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post Sep 23 2005, 04:25 PM
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Lectures start on Monday. I have a Japanese lesson and a lecture on existentialism. Yay!


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post Sep 24 2005, 12:36 AM
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Answer the question.


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post Sep 24 2005, 01:29 AM
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Is the question real?

Top tip for philosophy exams: One word answers may be logically correct but they usually get you very few marks.


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post Sep 24 2005, 01:45 AM
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Maybe, I shall repeat.

Is there floor space for me to come and visit you (and the other hot philosophy students that I will inevitiably be after).


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post Sep 24 2005, 01:24 PM
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From what I saw when I was there (and both my sisters are at the moment), most uni students live on pasta and cups of tea. Not liking either pasta (I know it's flavourless, I don't like the texture) or tea, I was something of a traitor to the mould.

Rice is pretty cheap and versatile too, though, and you'll probably learn just how inventive it is possible to be with potatoes.
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post Sep 24 2005, 02:17 PM
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I lived off pasta for most of my time at uni (with the exception of the 'Special K and Guiness' diet period of my life) but I think that was because for almost every day of my life with my parents my main meal would near-always involve potatoes. They're nice, but you can have too much of a good thing. Pasta is only as plain as you make it. Get yourself decent condiments and it'll never be plain again!

That's not quite true actually, the quick-cook stuff is just rubbish in comparision to the takes-five-minutes-longer variety. I assume that q.c. pasta has a higher water content, or something; it's just not as tasty.


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post Sep 24 2005, 02:47 PM
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I was under the impression that quick cook pasta was generally smaller and therefore has a larger surface area to volume ratio allowing it to cook faster.

Anyway, it's good for camp stoves because there is nothing worse than having half cooked pasta because you ran out of gas wink.gif


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If cooking time is such an issue you can leave it to soak all day whack the heat on for 3 mins when you get home and then leave it to drain till it dries out to your tastes.


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post Sep 24 2005, 04:22 PM
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Wouldn't it get too saturated then?

Back on topic: What's the accommodation like? Usual fare is that it seems quite nice to start off with until you start noticing all the cracks where they didn't let the building settle before plastering it.


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post Sep 24 2005, 05:06 PM
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QUOTE (MrTeapot @ Sep 24 2005, 02:45 AM)
Is there floor space for me to come and visit you (and the other hot philosophy students that I will inevitiably be after).
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Sure is. Drop on by.


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post Sep 27 2005, 12:05 PM
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Hhhmmmmm..... Commie in invasion range always usefull to know.


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post Sep 27 2005, 02:19 PM
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Hurrah for univeristy! I'm at mine now, starting my final year...it's quite scary...I'll have to do real life things after this year...or I could be like mata and study 'til I'm nearly 30...hmm....neither are appealing. Anyway, ain't it grand?

On the food front, you can get some rather nice ready meals from Tesco, not those nasty cheap ones either, really nice, or buy one of them whole chickens and strip it, then you can keep it in the fridge for a while, I had one that kept for at least a week or so. I mostly live of sandwiches, frozen pizzas and apples. Oh! Never underestimate the value of an avocado, nice snack on their own, with some sort of seasoning, or, and this is one of my favourites, mash up half of one and put it in a bacon sandwich, works better if you toast the bread too or it goes a little soggy.
Other food advice, buy containers, cook it bulk and put it in the fridge or freezer for another time, because cooking for one all the time is a pain in the arse. My last word of advice, hobnobs.


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post Sep 27 2005, 05:17 PM
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Oi! Less with the '30' business! I'm only 28, and, all being well, I'll have finished my course before my birthday. 30 indeed... Anyway, it's hardly like I've been avoiding the real world. I don't get any grant so I've had to earn rent and food throughout the course. Academia is definitely not the real world but unless you're a full-time fully-funded student then you have some pretty harsh realities to get to grips with.

Doing real life stuff isn't so bad. Usually it involves finding something massively inappropriate, doing that for a few years, wondering what you're doing with your life... Actually, real life isn't too great. Remain a full-time student.


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Oi! What's the matter with 30 hey?!?!?!

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