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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

January 2004 exam results

March has been really good, I got exam results back from the January exams early in March, which were all good; Pure 3: 98/100; Pure 4: 82/100 and Mechanics 2: 83/100 so I'm about 50 marks clear on the A-level!

My mum had her birthday and mothers day a couple of weeks ago, impressively both of which I remembered. Last weekend we went out to the Cambridge Blue for a somewhat belated celebration, though the food was very nice whilst the walk there was fine we got rather wet on the way back.

College has been busy as ever and exams loom only a month or two away so I'll start revision in earnest over Easter. Welsh is still going well, the 10 lessons this term finish this week so Will and I have enrolled for the lessons again next term. Fortunately the lessons don't cost anything - as the evening classes are free for those in full time education. CU is very active at the moment too, recently there was a themed week of events on "The Beautiful Life" raising money for the beautiful gate, an orphanage in south africa for children with AIDS. Most of the days were themed talks at luchtimes and most of the fundraising was focused on one day. We setup a stall and sold candyfloss and assorted cakes which was very succesful raising £577.11 on the day.

Over Easter it looks like there'll be a LAN and I'm hoping to organise climbing for a birthday event in the second week of the holiday. Shame we don't get the last two days off - although I'm lucky having only 4 lessons then! Only a couple of weeks until I can eat chocolate again too...

E-mailed to me by Chris McCartney:

Peter Kay' s Universal Truths

  1. Triangular sandwiches taste better than square ones.
  2. At the end of every party there is always a girl crying.
  3. One of the most awkward things that can happen in a pub is when your pint-to-toilet cycle gets synchronised with a complete stranger.
  4. You've never quite sure whether it's ok to eat green crisps.
  5. Everyone who grew up in the 80's has entered the digits 55378008 into a calculator.
  6. Reading when you're drunk is horrible.
  7. Sharpening a pencil with a knife makes you feel really manly.
  8. You're never quite sure whether it's against the law or not to have a fire in your back garden.
  9. Nobody ever dares make cup-a-soup in a bowl.
  10. You never know where to look when eating a banana.
  11. Its impossible to describe the smell of a wet cat.
  12. Prodding a fire with a stick makes you feel manly.
  13. Rummaging in an overgrown garden will always turn up a bouncy ball.
  14. You always feel a bit scared when stroking horses.
  15. Everyone always remembers the day a dog ran into your school.
  16. The most embarrassing thing you can do as schoolchild is to call your teacher mum or dad.
  17. The smaller the monkey the more it looks like it would kill you at the first given opportunity.
  18. Some days you see lots of people on crutches.
  19. Every bloke has at some stage while taking a pee, flushed half way through and then raced against the flush.
  20. Old women with mobile phones look wrong.
  21. Its impossible to look cool whilst picking up a Frisbee.
  22. Driving through a tunnel makes you feel excited.
  23. You never ever run out of salt.
  24. Old ladies can eat more than you think.
  25. You can't respect a man who carries a dog.
  26. There's no panic like the panic you momentarily feel when you've got your hand or head stuck in something.
  27. No one knows the origins of their metal coat hangers.
  28. Despite constant warning, you have never met anybody who has had their arm broken by a swan.
  29. The most painful household incident is wearing socks and stepping on an upturned plug.
  30. People who don't drive slam car doors too hard.
  31. You've turned into your dad the day you put aside a thin piece of wood specifically to stir paint with.
  32. Everyone had an uncle who tried to steal their nose.
  33. Bricks are horrible to carry.
  34. In every plate of chips there is a bad chip.
  35. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Some questions, brought to you by Peter Kay

  1. Why does your gynaecologist leave the room when you get undressed?
  2. If a person owns a piece of land do they own it all the way down to the core of the earth?
  3. Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
  4. Is it possible to brush your teeth without wiggling your arse?
  5. Why is it called Alcoholics Anonymous when the first thing you do is stand up and say, 'My name is Bob, and I am an alcoholic'?
  6. Why are they called stairs inside but steps outside?
  7. Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?
  8. Why does mineral water that 'has trickled through mountains for centuries' have a 'use by' date?
  9. Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp no one would eat?
  10. Is French kissing in France just called kissing?
  11. Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here and drink whatever comes out'?
  12. What do people in China call their good plates?
  13. Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?
  14. What do you call male ballerinas?
  15. Why is a person that handles your money called a 'Broker'?
  16. If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
  17. If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?
  18. Why is it that when someone tells you that there are over a billion stars in the universe, you believe them, but if they tell you there is wet paint somewhere, you have to touch it to make sure?
  19. Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?
  20. Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out of the window?