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June: A Potentially Boring Month

Posted by Dean - June 1st, 2011

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Exams are over, I didn't bother looking for a job, so now I have nothing of importance to do. I guess in a way I should be quite excited and in some ways I am, but at the same time it also means that I have to keep myself occupied. Most of my friends are in full time work, so I don't really see much of them, meaning most of my time is spent at home. The lack of job means I have little in the way of disposable money, so I'm having to make do with the stuff I already own to amuse myself.

I finally finished reading The Hobbit, after owning that book for around 2 years and having already attempted to read it once but left it for so long that I decided to start again. I have now moved onto reading 1984, but there is always a gap of several days between reading, so who knows when I will get it finished.

My trusty Xbox is another form of entertainment for me right now, although I have grown used to playing as part of a party, so when there isn't one available I tend to lose interest quite quickly. I guess this is the part where I give a big shout out to Toast-Tony, since he has provided me with many hours of laughs and entertainment on the Xbox. Hopefully I'll get back to playing Bad Company 2 with PhrozonFire, warshark, Snuff and H-A-X-O-R-Z (and anyone else who wants to join) when their exams and whatever else are out the way.

I was also meant to be meeting Black-Ops and LazyPint in Edinburgh on the 9th of this month, but Black-Ops was unable to make it and because of my tight budget (downside of not having looked for a job) and other inconveniences, I too will probably be unable to make it. Sorry again, Kieran.

So yea, it's going to be a potentially boring month for me. Probably about as boring as this news post will have been to most of you, but it was the first of the month and I had to write something. I guess my time will be spent reading, watching DVDs and playing video games.

I guess the other way to kill time in Scotland is to get out walking more and admiring our wonderful country in its full glory. I take my dog walks every day and enjoy trying to find new routes, but it's quite hard without venturing too far. Anyway, I guess this is one of my favourite local views. Shame about the camera quality though:

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A New Pastime - 09/06/11

A few days back I decided to order Volume 1 of The Walking Dead comics and it arrived this morning in the mail. It was quite convenient timing to be honest, because I finished reading 1984 this morning which meant I was able to start reading The Walking Dead right away.

First off, I was never much of a reader in the past. I read on a rare occasion and usually finished one book during the summer, but now I'm finding it to be more and more interesting. This is also the first time I have ever really read a comic book or graphic novel since I was a kid. It's really interesting and I prefer viewing the scenes and just reading conversations. The only downside is that I've gone through the entire volume in a couple of hours. There's still a little to go, but not much. I think I will order the next 3 volumes and then from there on, keep buying one or two volumes when I have the money to spare.

They really do make an interesting read, and the comic book thing is a new experience for me.

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Exam Results - 22/06/11

Today my exam results for the second year of my Computer Science degree came in the post:

Foundation Mathematics A - C
Data Structures and Algorithms - B
Interaction Design - C
Internet and Communications - A
Foundation Mathematics B - A
Database Management Systems - A
Programming Languages - A
Software Design - B

I'm really please, especially with the last four seeing as my revision didn't start until two days before each exam.

June: A Potentially Boring Month


Go play that damn Commodore then D:<

Also go on an epic journey through the fields to that mountain in the distance.

Okay, okay, I will give the Commodore a play at some point. I'm just scared it dies on me one day :(

That would be a pretty epic journey. I will take my Hobbit friends, find a ring and we will travel to that mountain! You're welcome to join me on my journey.

see u in manc. dont wear that flannel shirt. thnx.

I don't think I'm going to Manchester this month so you wont have to look at my lovely flannel shirt.

I'll bring the wizards

lol wizards sleeves.

That countryside looks beautiful man, lucky you! Sure am jelly. I guess your just going to have to make the most of it, my exams are almost over now and I'll be in the same boat.

I know how you feel, its awesome at first having all that free time but after a few days you struggle with how to fill it.

Thanks dude. The countryside was looking even nicer today since it was really sunny outside. If it's the same way tomorrow I'll take a better camera and get a better picture of it.

Good luck with the rest of your exams. Free time is definitely fun at first, but like you say, it does become a challenge to keep yourself amused after a while.

I would journey with you to that mountain.

Also it's such an honor to get a mention in this most prestigious of news posts.


And you'd be more than welcome to take part in the epic journey.

An honour you say? Impressive. Well, you seem like a decent enough chap and you're a part of 'the squad' so how could I not mention you.


No offense but your new profile pic is fucking gross man.


Ah well, we'll get to Edinburgh at some point this summer, or next academic year if you get a flat for uni or something.

The two hour trip to your neck of the woods looks like boring motorway riding, which is no fun on the bike, though I could make a day of it at some point.

Maybe think of some new hobby for the month, try learning a few dishes to make when/if you move out? Don't want to survive on burgers and pizzas like I did at uni.

I'm quite shocked that I'll be in my third year of uni and still living at home. I lived on campus in first year, but other than that I've just travelled from home every day.

I imagine it will be pretty much motorway all the way. Well, at least until you're outside Edinburgh. Edinburgh to Gala isn't my favourite route any more, since I take it every day when I'm meant to be at uni.

I got an A for hospitality in school I'll have you know. I'm quite the chef :P But yea, a new hobby sounds like a plan. It's just a case of finding something I guess.

In my country the exams are just starting.
wish me luck, hope your exams went well.

Good luck indeed sir. Hopefully mine went well, but I don't think I find out until some point in July.



Stop eating my mushrooms!

I had the first volume myself, but didn't read beyond there. I do keep meaning to start reading them again though, perhaps get them online.

Also 1984 is a great book, I recommend reading Brave New World if you liked that :3

I have the next 3 volumes due to arrive today. They should be as amusing as the first one was.

I did enjoy 1984 but initially I was expecting a totally different ending. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll be sure to check it out :3

read World War Z like right now.

More zombie tales? I'll need to get through these Walking Dead comic books first.

I see Scotland also has high quality gates.

It's much like Ireland, only better :P





Rayman art.

I might be a terrible artist, but I had to show my affection for the guy. He was a childhood hero. Him and his occasional golden fist.

Those are some tasty grades, Dean. Nice one.

Thanks Lee. I hope things are going well for you too.

Sir, i don't know why you are proud of being a true brit, aren't you scottish? English people are the people who dominated the world at some point, not scots.

What does dominating the world have to do with anything? Plus, as far as violence and all that jazz goes, Scotland was the greater. Even in WWII some of our Highland regiments were amongst the most feared of the war.

Still, I'm British first, Scottish second.

Fuck, those are some good grades. I'm damn well dreading mine.

Anyway, Junes almost over. How'd it go? Boring as you thought?

Thanks. Hopefully you'll be like me and expect to have done okay, but actually done pretty well. hopefully you wont be disappointed.

June really wasn't as boring as I expected actually. I read the first four Walking Dead volumes, watched a few series of Still Game and the likes to start out with, which was okay but not exactly day filling. Been spending a fair amount of time playing Xbox in the mornings/nights with Toast-Tony and just going out walking during the day. It's hard to find more exciting ways of spending your time around here.

Well done on those results!

Thank you Kieran!

Biggin up the BRO crew dis massive welcome to the fish ill make a salad with a sharted winter shawtie fa sho! need more peoples to play bf with us, and everyone can be our bf2!!! TOOOOOOTALLY!

Right, that's it. I'm gonny clap yer dug. Ya cunt.

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