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Jonman
QUOTE (craziness @ Feb 11 2004, 01:37 PM)
dear monj,
i cant permanently come back to these forums. i like them, but i have moved passed them. it would be like regressing. and i must admit i am doing better in school this year....lol anyways...a lot of people are telling me to come back and i feel bad, but i just cant. also, my email is bouncing at mata and that is bad because its probably extremely annoying to him, but i deleted my old email adress and i dont have one right now. what should i do?

OK, firstly and foremostly.

Don't let anyone make you feel bad for not doing something that they want you to do. Ever. Good rule of thumb to live your life by, there.

In this situation, though, it's a little different. You were an intergral part of this forum at one time, and a lot of the forumites like you, miss you and consider you a friend. So it's only natural that they're going to want you to come back. That's what friends do.

However, you've clearly got well-considered reasons not to come back, and good for you, say I. What needs to happen here is for you to tell them that you're not coming back, and why. I'd place large sums on money on the fact that once the folk who've been clamouring for your return understand that your coming back wouldn't be a good thing for you, and that you're doing great out in the big wide world, they'll be dead pleased for you. Again, that's what friends do.

G'luck in whatever comes your way kiddo, and remember, most of us'll still be around for some time to come, so should you change your mind, or just fancy popping in every once in a blue moon, you know you'll be more than welcome.

Jonman/Monjan
darkspree
Jonman,

How are bus numbers allocated to each bus? I can't figure out why the number one bus should be the number one bus..

Please help. smile.gif
Jonman
QUOTE (darkspree @ Feb 12 2004, 10:44 AM)
Jonman,

How are bus numbers allocated to each bus? I can't figure out why the number one bus should be the number one bus..

Please help. smile.gif

It's quite simple really. Works just like football. The number 1 bus is the goalkeeper.
darkspree
...I hope I'm not the only one here you thinks you rock.

I want a bus to be able to 'header' a ball..
Jaq
Dear Jonman

I've got a question. There's a contest going on in my department right now for the two best essays about equity. the winners in both categories get $100. Not too bad. Anywho, the essay must be at least an A (an essay done for a class) to qualify for the contest. I recently got my essay back that did relating somewhat to equity, with a B+ My question is this. Should I spend the extra hour or so, and resubmit my essay to get the A and enter the contest to have the slight chance of winning $100, or should I go watch TV? See, the thing is I'm lazy. That's my problem
Jonman
At the end of the day, it boils down to whether you can be arsed or not.

In order to facilitate the resolution of this potentially worrisome issue, I have assembled a helpful pseduo-mathematical algorithm to calculate your arsednicity.

x = estimate of number of hours of re-work essay will need to achieve an A
y = estmated probability of resubmitted essay achieving an upgrade from B+ to A (0 being no-chance, 1 being certainty)

a = probability of A-grade essay winning the $100 prize (0 being no-chance, 1 being certainty)

S_min = minimum hourly wage you would ordinarily work for.

CPI (cost-probability index of winning $100 prize) = ($100 * y * a) / x

IF:
S_min < CPI
THEN
re-work essay
ELSE
watch TV, stuff your face with Cheetos


Note that as x increases, so does y. i.e. spending 0.5 hour reworking the essay may only yield a 0.2 probability of achieving the A grade. But spending 2 hours re-working may increase y to 0.9.

Aye than-que
WeeJ
Dear Jon,

MarJ and I have started playing music to her unborn baby.
Any songs you could suggest that may do him good?

WeeJ
x
Jonman
QUOTE (WeeJ @ Feb 12 2004, 12:53 PM)
Dear Jon,

MarJ and I have started playing music to her unborn baby.
Any songs you could suggest that may do him good?

WeeJ
x

Depends really. What's the definition of good?

I did read some study that suggested that playing complex music to unborn babies led to children with higher-than-average intellects. I'm skeptical, but it can't hurt, can it? They suggested classical music, so a bit of Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and the like might be good. Personally, I think that playing the kid some qualtiy electronica would be better, so stick some big chucky cans (i.e. headphones, not tins of beans) onto Marj's belly and blast the kiddy with some Orbital, Autechre, Plaid, more Autechre and some Boards of Canada. And maybe some interesting jazz, a bit of Miles Davis, or Dave Brubeck. Maybe some Louis Armstrong or Ella. I grew up listening to Ella, and I'm dead clever, me.

Not only will be grow up smart, he'll have decent taste in tunage.

Alternatively, if you want to breed a mindless misbegotten clone of a society devoid of cultural worth, you can't go wrong with most anything in the Top 40.

One other thing. Avoid thrash metal. A mosh pit in Marj's uterus could be uncomfortable for the poor lass.
franken-sarah
QUOTE (Jonman @ Feb 12 2004, 02:43 PM)
[In my personal experience, the best way to stop worrying about something is to tell yourself to stop worrying about it. Seriously. It works for me.

Dear Learned One,

Thanks for the advice, I'm off to give myself a good talking to now and, possibly, kick my own a***!! dry.gif

Any a*** kicking assitance or other means of punishment would be appreciated!! wink.gif
Pixelgoth
QUOTE (franken-sarah @ Feb 12 2004, 08:30 PM)
Any a*** kicking assitance or other means of punishment would be appreciated!! wink.gif

Well I'm quite happy to a** kick you! biggrin.gif It's the least I can do seeing as you've been so helpful to me biggrin.gif

Seriously! huh.gif You want I kick you?

laugh.gif

*hugs instead as I now feel bad I said I'd kick you*

WeeJ, Mozart is good for the baby. V stimulating and educating. Besides his operas are second to none.
Cath Sparrow
Dear Great and Wise Master of the West!

Can you surgest what I could do for my 1000th post?

Your humble board person

Cath x
The Tortured Soul
(i need summat to make me laugh so i'm posting a silly question in hopes of a funny answer)

Dear Jonman

I have been having a strange someone is folling me, he says he's my next door neighbour but i swear hes an official from the government out to kill me or... who knows what!!!

yours sincerly paranoid idiot
the lil' pie fairy
dear not-french person,

why do jams always revolt and rebel?
and why, WHY for the love of pie, wasn't fruit evolved square or triangular??

yours, another not-french person x
Jonman
QUOTE (Cath @ Feb 13 2004, 07:52 AM)
Dear Great and Wise Master of the West!

Can you surgest what I could do for my 1000th post?

Your humble board person

Cath x

Yes. Here are some options.

1 : Post links to pictures of comical things you have done with lint from the dryer.

2 : Write a treatise on the inadequacies of the human condition, leading onto noting the redundancy of the human body, and thus revealing the path to corporeal trancendance.

3 : Post a poll to once and for all solve the eternal question...Is Foon a better name for a Spork? Or why aren't there Knifoons? Or Spives for that matter.
Jonman
QUOTE (The Tortured Soul @ Feb 13 2004, 08:27 AM)
(i need summat to make me laugh so i'm posting a silly question in hopes of a funny answer)

Dear Jonman

I have been having a strange someone is folling me, he says he's my next door neighbour but i swear hes an official from the government out to kill me or... who knows what!!!

yours sincerly paranoid idiot

Dear Tort.

I would love to help and post a brain-achingly witty reply that would make you laugh so hard you'd shoot your kidneys out of your nostrils, but there's one small problem. Your question contains no question. Very Zen, that.
monkey_called_narth
dear jonman,

i know that i can still go to the uk at some point in time because i still have a ticket option rather then just taking the money back... so i actually make plans to do it during a meet? or for safty sake just put the ticket down for some time and hope that everyone will agree to do it while in there?
Jonman
QUOTE (the lil' pie fairy @ Feb 13 2004, 08:53 AM)
dear not-french person,

why do jams always revolt and rebel?
and why, WHY for the love of pie, wasn't fruit evolved square or triangular??

yours, another not-french person x

You're quite right. I'm as french as karate, I am.

Firstly, jam's always rebel, because they have exceptionally low boredom thresholds. The reason for this is all the sugar. Makes them skittish, you know? On a buzz, the whole time. Like a bunch of sticky fruity caffeine freaks. It's a disaster waiting to happen.

Secondly, who said there's no such thing as square fuits?



Jonman
QUOTE (monkey_called_narth @ Feb 16 2004, 07:29 AM)
dear jonman,

i know that i can still go to the uk at some point in time because i still have a ticket option rather then just taking the money back... so i actually make plans to do it during a meet? or for safty sake just put the ticket down for some time and hope that everyone will agree to do it while in there?

Blimey. Don't ask me. I've never been to a meet meself, having been stranded on the incorrect side of the ocean like yerself. As a result, I can't say whether a meet is 'worth it' or not. To be honest, there's a whole bunch of stuff you could see and do outside of a meet. London by itself can keep an average tourist busy for several months. And you ker-azy yanks love all that history stuff, innit? If you could make it for a meet, but also schedule some time to be a tourist, that'd be a decent compromise.
Sir Psycho Sexy
Dear Jonman

Rumour has it you're returning to blighty in the near future, it this true? If so, when?

Sincerely
Knows too much
monkey_called_narth
QUOTE (Jonman @ Feb 16 2004, 02:37 PM)
QUOTE (monkey_called_narth @ Feb 16 2004, 07:29 AM)
dear jonman,

  i know that i can still go to the uk at some point in time because i still have a ticket option rather then just taking the money back... so i actually make plans to do it during a meet? or for safty sake just put the ticket down for some time and hope that everyone will agree to do it while in there?

Blimey. Don't ask me. I've never been to a meet meself, having been stranded on the incorrect side of the ocean like yerself. As a result, I can't say whether a meet is 'worth it' or not. To be honest, there's a whole bunch of stuff you could see and do outside of a meet. London by itself can keep an average tourist busy for several months. And you ker-azy yanks love all that history stuff, innit? If you could make it for a meet, but also schedule some time to be a tourist, that'd be a decent compromise.

im going for 2 weeks theres going to be alot of tourist time and alot of non tourist me goofing off time...
Jonman
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Feb 16 2004, 07:39 AM)
Dear Jonman

Rumour has it you're returning to blighty in the near future, it this true? If so, when?

Sincerely
Knows too much

Keep up at the back there!

Yeah, me and Mrs Jonman are moving back to Leicester (it's so fun hearing the in-laws try to pronounce that one.....ly-cester-chestshiresure) in two weeks. Hurrah! There's light at the end of the tunnel, and it's not an approaching train! Mmm, curry. And chips. And more tea than you can shake a knobbly stick at.

So, needless to say, we'll be at the next meet.
Mr Fuzzy
Dear Jonman,

Since when has Leicester counted as light at the end of the tunnel? Isn't it just evil?

Yours,
Leicester-phobe.
Jonman
QUOTE (Mr Fuzzy @ Feb 16 2004, 08:39 AM)
Dear Jonman,

Since when has Leicester counted as light at the end of the tunnel? Isn't it just evil?

Yours,
Leicester-phobe.

Clearly you've never been to Cincinnati, Captain Fuzzy. Leciester has things like nightlife (assuming you can dodge the brawling pikeys), and other great places within easy travelling distance (London, Brum, and many many more). Ohio has neither of the above.

Considering that my company have just issued a statement saying that there'll be no payrises this year, however, it's quite likely that we'll not be there this time next year. Bunch of tight-fisted bastads.

[EDIT] and the currys. Oh, the curries! Leicester has more curry houses than there are days of the year. Some of which are crap, of course, but the good ones are proper gourmet stuff.
*salivates*
Fallen1015
dear oh so wise jonman

can you give me a suggestion of something to do that is fun? there is nothing to do where i live, and i cant drive..


tanky
Mary
CommieBastard
QUOTE (Jonman @ Feb 16 2004, 03:46 PM)
[EDIT] and the currys. Oh, the curries! Leicester has more curry houses than there are days of the year. Some of which are crap, of course, but the good ones are proper gourmet stuff.
*salivates*

You mean they use fresh meat?!
Jonman
QUOTE (Fallen1015 @ Feb 16 2004, 10:09 AM)
dear oh so wise jonman

can you give me a suggestion of something to do that is fun? there is nothing to do where i live, and i cant drive..


tanky
Mary

Ooh, yeah.

1 : go to the local pound store (or dollar store, depending on location). Pick up a random object (the more random, the better), find a member of staff, then ask them how much it costs. When they look at you, bemused, and say "a pound", look suprised, and ask if there's a discount if you buy several at once. Toddle off, then return a few minutes later with a selection of 4 random objects, then ask them how much all of these cost. Repeat until you get thrown out.

2 : Get a friend, and stage a mock argument in a public place. Shouting and waving of arms will add to the overall effect. Shopping malls are always a good place for this kind of fun. Likewise, having spontaneous dance-offs with friends in very public places can be very fun. You could always try busking for cash. This is especially good if you can't actually play the instrument you use.

3 : With your friend and mine, the internet, you could aways go idiot-baiting on yahoo chat. That's can be fun for a while.

4 : my personal favourite, this one, walk down the street until you see someone walking towards you. Ever so polite, stop them, and carry out the following conversation:

YOU: "excuse me, can you tell me the way to Portway Street?"

THEM: "errm, no, sorry, I don't know"

YOU: "oh, right, well in that case, it's about half a mile down there, turn right by the petrol station, then it's third on the left - you can't miss it"

Then promptly walk off, leaving a bemused member of the general public.

5 : call me stupid, but you could always try reading a good book.
Jonman
QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Feb 16 2004, 10:17 AM)
QUOTE (Jonman @ Feb 16 2004, 03:46 PM)
[EDIT] and the currys. Oh, the curries! Leicester has more curry houses than there are days of the year. Some of which are crap, of course, but the good ones are proper gourmet stuff.
*salivates*

You mean they use fresh meat?!

Ooh yeah. The Tiffin on London road is an upscale curry house. The meat is certified not dog. No, seriously, it really is a posh curry house. Took me mum out for a curry when she came a-visiting. Cost me not much shy of 50 squid for the two of us, but by golly it was good.
Aria
Dear Jonman,
I am stuck writing essays pretty much every single weekend. So I don't get out much. Naturally, this seems to worry my parents. How can I let my parents know that I really am an antisocial freak and don't want to go outside without giving them heart attacks?

Wubbles, Aria.
Jonman
QUOTE (Aria @ Feb 16 2004, 10:39 AM)
Dear Jonman,
I am stuck writing essays pretty much every single weekend. So I don't get out much. Naturally, this seems to worry my parents. How can I let my parents know that I really am an antisocial freak and don't want to go outside without giving them heart attacks?

Wubbles, Aria.

Question 1 :

Are the essays a requirement for you schooling, or something you do for your own entertainment.

If it's a schooling thing, then that's easy. You tell them it's a school thing. They're proud that their daughter (I'm assuming) is such a conscientious worker, and everyone's a happy bunny.

If it's not a schooling thing, and it's something you do because you enjoy it, and prefer doing it to running around out in the fresh air, playing Hoop-La with Romanian orphans or whatever else it is you'd be doing, then that's different. Have they quizzed you about why you're always working so hard?

I guess without anymore info, I'll fall back on my stock answer. Be honest with them. I've often espoused honesty as the only way to conduct personal relationships, and it applies to parent-child relationships as much as any others.

You might want to be close to a phone for 999 (or 911) when you talk to them just in case, though.
Aria
Well, my problem is in that, it's a school thing. And they know it. But they still think I should get out more. Go out with my friends occassionally, or something. So oddly enough, I'm working, and they *aren't* happy bunnies. Hmmm.
Jonman
QUOTE (Aria @ Feb 16 2004, 10:56 AM)
Well, my problem is in that, it's a school thing. And they know it. But they still think I should get out more. Go out with my friends occassionally, or something. So oddly enough, I'm working, and they *aren't* happy bunnies. Hmmm.

That's odd. So your parents want you to be out partying every other weekend. Sounds like you have very cool parents.

Of course, maybe they're onto something. All work and no play does indeed make Jack a dull boy, after all. A night off every now and again would probably do you good. That's not to say you should be out, getting drunk and dancing on tables. But maybe you ought to consider taking a Saturday off every few weeks and treating yourself. Whether that involves doing something fun with a few friends, or simply sitting in Starbucks on your lonesome reading a good book of an afternoon, you may find that it's beneficial. I'd certainly find it relaxing and refreshing.

The key here is to do something that you enjoy, not something that they think you'll enjoy.
Aria
Thanks Jonman. You're swell! biggrin.gif
WeeJ
Dear Jonman,

I'm off to see a specialist about my tinitus as soon as the letter comes through the post. I'm fed up with it.

Anyway, whats an NT surgeon when he's at home cooking bacon?

Yours in dribblyness

WeeJ
x

EDIT - Never mind. Its a nose and throat quack.
franken-sarah
QUOTE (WeeJ @ Feb 16 2004, 08:28 PM)
Dear Jonman,

I'm off to see a specialist about my tinitus as soon as the letter comes through the post. I'm fed up with it.

Anyway, whats an NT surgeon when he's at home cooking bacon?

Yours in dribblyness

WeeJ
x

EDIT - Never mind. Its a nose and throat quack.

Weej! You're not supposed to answer your own questions!! You'll make Jonman redundant!! sad.gif

And what's that damn whistling noise?? tongue.gif
Pab
QUOTE (Jonman @ Feb 16 2004, 07:02 PM)
... A night off every now and again would probably do you good. That's not to say you should be out, getting drunk and dancing on tables. But ...


Dear Jonman,

OY! So what's wrong with getting drunk and dancing on tables? You got something against getting drunk and dancing on tables?

Yours,

Off-to-the-booza-with-his-dancing-shoes-on
Jonman
QUOTE (Pab @ Feb 16 2004, 04:45 PM)
QUOTE (Jonman @ Feb 16 2004, 07:02 PM)
... A night off every now and again would probably do you good. That's not to say you should be out, getting drunk and dancing on tables. But ...


Dear Jonman,

OY! So what's wrong with getting drunk and dancing on tables? You got something against getting drunk and dancing on tables?

Yours,

Off-to-the-booza-with-his-dancing-shoes-on

Eh! Nowt wrong w'it, for them that like it, our kid.

Unless your an agrophobic hippy (in which case you like to hug tables instead of dance on them), there is indeed nothing wrong whatsoever with getting trolleyed and making a fool of oneself in public. My point was that it was just an option, and not a mandatory part of one's youth.
Fallen1015
dear jonman

why cant teleporters exsist to make 12 hour commutes faster?
why does new jersey have to be so far away? and why for the love of cheese cant i wear my normal clothes this week?!!!

thanks! smile.gif
Mary
Sir Psycho Sexy
Jonman,

At the moment University sucks more than ever, at the moment I don't have a place to live next year, I'm up to my eyeballs in work, the person I usually do group work with is in a huff with me because he doesn't think I pull my weight enough, I have absolutly no one I would consider a proper friend I can just hang around with or go out for a pint with, but the icing on the cake is I've just been to a matameet, met some lovely people who I had a cracking time with and now the only contact I have with them is through the binternet, which, unfortunately, just isn't the same. What are your thoughts of social chemeleon? (is that how it's spelt?)

Yours,
bit down in the dumps
Mata
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Feb 17 2004, 03:51 PM)
Jonman,

At the moment University sucks more than ever, at the moment I don't have a place to live next year, I'm up to my eyeballs in work, the person I usually do group work with is in a huff with me because he doesn't think I pull my weight enough, I have absolutly no one I would consider a proper friend I can just hang around with or go out for a pint with, but the icing on the cake is I've just been to a matameet, met some lovely people who I had a cracking time with and now the only contact I have with them is through the binternet, which, unfortunately, just isn't the same. What are your thoughts of social chemeleon? (is that how it's spelt?)

Yours,
bit down in the dumps

That sounds very much like my university experience actually. Personally I threw myself into my work, got a first and didn't have much of a social life with university friends, but I made sure I went out to a pub at least once a week to get out of the house, even if it was just to sit with a pint reading a book. After a while I began to make friends with the people I would see regularly when I was out. When university finished I hardly noticed, I'd made friends with people who lived and worked in the city instead.

There's always someone who's going to tell you that university is the best time of your life. If you're with the right people it can be. I had a fantastic year doing my foundation course, but university itself really wasn't that good for me.

Essentially what I'm saying is this. University is one of those things that passes with time. Muddle through with it and instead of thinking 'I'm supposed to be enjoying myself' just go out now and then and talk to anyone who looks interesting. After a while you'll find you know a lot of cool people who also aren't hung up about the whole university thing either. Take it easy and try to forget the myths around the university years.

Jon had a very different university life to mine, so it'll be interesting to see what his thoughts are.
oobunnie
Dear Jon.

Would you say its weird to see the same person in concert twice within say 3 months. Even if said person changed their settlist every concert, and the city which you saw the person first time around sucked.
Pixelgoth
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Feb 17 2004, 03:51 PM)
Jonman,

At the moment University sucks more than ever, at the moment I don't have a place to live next year, I'm up to my eyeballs in work, the person I usually do group work with is in a huff with me because he doesn't think I pull my weight enough, I have absolutly no one I would consider a proper friend I can just hang around with or go out for a pint with, but the icing on the cake is I've just been to a matameet, met some lovely people who I had a cracking time with and now the only contact I have with them is through the binternet, which, unfortunately, just isn't the same. What are your thoughts of social chemeleon? (is that how it's spelt?)

Yours,
bit down in the dumps

I've already told you I think this sucks so *big hugs* for you smile.gif

I had a cool 3 years at University but that wasn't to say it wasn't difficult. There were times when it sucked and I had friends let me down so very, very badly.

I understand how crappy it can be when it's crappy.

Like I said pros and cons list is a good way to get your head straight. At the very least you've got it out of your head and onto a piece of paper and if you need to justify dropping out then you can.

Personally I'm a stubborn little mule and wouldn't give up but I don't know how long you've had to put up with this.

Keep your chin up and if you just want to rant and rave at me to get things off your chest you know exactly where I am smile.gif
Jonman
QUOTE (Fallen1015 @ Feb 17 2004, 08:38 AM)
dear jonman

why cant teleporters exsist to make 12 hour commutes faster?
why does new jersey have to be so far away? and why for the love of cheese cant i wear my normal clothes this week?!!!

thanks! smile.gif
Mary

Blame them clever physics eggheads for the lack of teleporters. I believe they've managed to teleport a single photon a short distance, at the cost of several billion dollars/euros/pounds. Well done them.

Being an avid sci-fi nut, I'm not too keen on the whole teleportation thing. I mean, there's ethical problems with it, you've got to utterly annihilate your physical body to extract all the information from it, then send all that information, then reconstruct the body. You're a bit shafted if the signal doesn't arrive intact, eh? Then there's the whole wormhole idea, which as far as I can make out involves manufacturing a tiny wee black hole to rip open space-time sufficently. Sounds a bit dicey too. You're probably better off buying a Gameboy and sticking to the bus.

New Jersey has to be so far away, otherwise there'd be loads of spare road hanging around, going through people's front rooms and wotnot. It'd be messy, take my word for it.

And I don't know, why can't you wear your normal clothes this weekend? Are you going to a fancy dress party?
Jonman
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Feb 17 2004, 08:51 AM)
Jonman,

At the moment University sucks more than ever, at the moment I don't have a place to live next year, I'm up to my eyeballs in work, the person I usually do group work with is in a huff with me because he doesn't think I pull my weight enough, I have absolutly no one I would consider a proper friend I can just hang around with or go out for a pint with, but the icing on the cake is I've just been to a matameet, met some lovely people who I had a cracking time with and now the only contact I have with them is through the binternet, which, unfortunately, just isn't the same. What are your thoughts of social chemeleon? (is that how it's spelt?)

Yours,
bit down in the dumps

Ah, the mid-course blues, eh?

Yeah, as Mata said, he and I had quite different experiences of uni. I had a really close small circle of freinds, and we'd get up to a lot together. However, there was a time during my second year, when I didn't really get out a lot, or get up to much. Sat indoors, played too much Playstation, and smoked substantially too much dope. While it was perfectly enjoyable, I'm sure given the chance again, I could have done so much more. My biggest regret is probably that I didn't get involved in the kinds of activities that are easy to do there, but more difficult/expensive to do once you're out in the big wide world.

My advice to you, Pat, is to give a try to joining a few clubs and/or societies, that do some fun stuff that you fancy doing. I wish I'd joined the hangliding club at uni. I mean, hangliding? S'gotta be wicked fun, eh? You know, I had a bash at archery (at which I was a bit of a good shot), and I joined a uni martial arts club, which was excellant fun, and actually got me dead fit, not to mention a bit handy in a fight.

My point is this. You complain of not really knowing anyone that you're buddies with. So, the simple solution is to cast your friendship net a bit wider. Clubs and scoieties are the easiest way to meet new folk. Sure, some of them are likely to be a bit dorky (I imagine that the MathSoc is not exactly filled with party animals and supermodels), but some of them are bound to have members that you'll click with and get on with, and if nothing else, you'll be doing mad crazy stuff that's fun. Take a trip down to the Student's Union, and see if there's any stuff that actually sounds like fun to you, then give it a whirl. Even if you don't make any good buddies, you'll be trying out new stuff. If you end up not liking it, stop doing it, but at least you've tried it and you know what it's like.

I remember a complete tosser of a teacher at my secondary school (Mr. Bishop if you're reading this Mata - what a twat) saying "you get out of it what you put in". And as much as he was a complete arseburger, he was right.

The world is your mollusc, or something.
Jonman
QUOTE (oobunnie @ Feb 17 2004, 09:09 AM)
Dear Jon.

Would you say its weird to see the same person in concert twice within say 3 months. Even if said person changed their settlist every concert, and the city which you saw the person first time around sucked.

The only reason it would be weird is if you didn't enjoy both concerts. I mean, if you really want to go, then go, and have a ball. What's weird about having fun?
Sir Psycho Sexy
...wow, thanks for all the suggestions guys, getting out to make new friends definately seems to be the order of the day, never been fond of the idea of sitting in a pub on my own....which is probably why i never really get out,
cheers again, wasn't expecting 3 whole responses there. smile.gif
WeeJ
QUOTE (franken-sarah @ Feb 16 2004, 09:04 PM)
And what's that damn whistling noise?? tongue.gif

AARRGGGHH!!!!! Stop mocking me! I have to listen to the bloody wisteling ALL THE DAMN TIME!!! I used ot be able to block it out, but its got so bad lately, I'm likely to go on a mad pant on head crazy go nuts rampage.
With any luck, the quack will figure out what it is when he has a poke around in my head.

In the meantime Jon, any ideas how to ignore the hissing/whistles/humming in my ears? I think I may have asked this before, but I'm desperate.

Yours with knickers on my head

WeeJ
x
Pab
QUOTE (Mata @ Feb 17 2004, 05:06 PM)
...  even if it was just to sit with a pint reading a book.



I got into that habit, albeit not in a uni setting, and I'd say its a goody ... A word of warning though ... I was on my second John Irving book in a row when I was unmistakably hit upon by this girl who was attracted to my reading material ... I then married her, and we had a lovely daughter, and life is wonderful ... so, SPS, you might want to choose your books with care if you want to enjoy some of the more biological advantages of university life ... capisc?
The Tortured Soul
QUOTE (Jonman @ Feb 16 2004, 02:26 PM)
QUOTE (The Tortured Soul @ Feb 13 2004, 08:27 AM)
(i need summat to make me laugh so i'm posting a silly question in hopes of a funny answer)

Dear Jonman

I have been having a strange someone is folling me, he says he's my next door neighbour but i swear hes an official from the government out to kill me or... who knows what!!!

yours sincerly paranoid idiot

Dear Tort.

I would love to help and post a brain-achingly witty reply that would make you laugh so hard you'd shoot your kidneys out of your nostrils, but there's one small problem. Your question contains no question. Very Zen, that.

hehe whoops...

well what do you expect i'm an ejit!!!

more seriously...

sleep derivation isn't good!!!
Mata
Ba-dum tish. Or maybe that wasn't supposed to be a joke.. Hmm... blink.gif

SPS, there's been some good suggestions so far, essentially I think the gist has been 'relax, get out, have a nice time and it'll work naturally'. A while ago I found a load of old letters from people (from back in the day when I had time to write letters). I was amazed when reading through them to notice that quite a few of the people seemed to be making a pass at me, the irony being that at the time I was single and pretty down in the dumps. I was so down I didn't really notice the chances that were all around to go and have some fun. So, like everyone else has said, get out and enjoy yourself and let everything else happen naturally.

On the subject of irony, these days one of my best friends is a guy called Matt. We met a few months after I was coming out of a very low point in my life at uni. One day when we were out having a laugh he asked me 'Where were you when I was depressed in my room bemoaning that I didn't know anyone?' The simple reply was 'I was depressed in my room, bemoaning that I didn't know anyone.' And then we drank more beer.
Jonman
QUOTE (WeeJ @ Feb 17 2004, 01:03 PM)
QUOTE (franken-sarah @ Feb 16 2004, 09:04 PM)
And what's that damn whistling noise??  tongue.gif

AARRGGGHH!!!!! Stop mocking me! I have to listen to the bloody wisteling ALL THE DAMN TIME!!! I used ot be able to block it out, but its got so bad lately, I'm likely to go on a mad pant on head crazy go nuts rampage.
With any luck, the quack will figure out what it is when he has a poke around in my head.

In the meantime Jon, any ideas how to ignore the hissing/whistles/humming in my ears? I think I may have asked this before, but I'm desperate.

Yours with knickers on my head

WeeJ
x

Ahaha!

I've got a solution to this one. Might be a bit technically difficult to achieve, but hey, I never promised to offer workable advice, now, did I?

So, what you have to do is synthesise the exact tone that you hear due to your tinnitus. Maybe by singing it into a microphone attached to some kind of recording device. It has to be exact mind. Then, simply(?) invert the phase of your recorded signal, and play it back into your ears (via a small pair of plug-in-the-ear style headphones), and due to the twin wonders of waveform superposition and destructive intereference, your synthesised signal will cancel out the tinnitus ringing, leaving you in blissful silence. At least until the batteries on your walkman run out anyway.

I guess A-level Physics wasn't completely useless after all...
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