Archive for October, 2009

What I have been up to this week 2009-10-25

October 25th, 2009 No comments
  • Back in ye olde kirkham. #
  • Lol, just received a ps3 game off ebay which I paid a quid for and no p+p. The stamp on the package was for >>1.51. bargain! #
  • I really hate anti-fascists! At the moment I hate them more that actual fascists! #
  • Fuddle food out the oven. Just gotta work out how to get it to work now… Ideas on a postcard pls. #
  • Lol, rangers 3-1 down to unirea! @gib2504 will be happy. #
  • Lol @gib2504 who came into work on his day off!! #
  • Apparently, the reason we have postmen and milkmen is because we want to live in the image of the holy trinity?! #
  • Oh my god. How stoned is Whitney? #
  • A day of football coming up. #

What I have been up to this week 2009-10-18

October 18th, 2009 No comments
  • I love lazy Saturday afternoons :-)#
  • Not long til hometime :–) #
  • Can't believe how many things have already gone wrong! #
  • Question for you twitter fans: should sports video games be more realstic at possible expense of fun factor? #
  • Check out: . Bring on compulsory labelling of unethically slaughtered meat! #
  • A-soc/amnesty pub quiz and social tonight. Yours truly is the question master :-)#
  • When is it OK to make Stephen Gately jokes? #
  • Robbie williams is singing about jesus and the rapture… #

Equality and Diversity

October 12th, 2009 No comments

This year was supposed to be my year off. I had stood down from most of the taxing commitments of the past few years (president of A-Soc, president of AHS etc) so that I could concentrate on a few other aspects of my life such as my career and my relationship. It seems this has not worked out quite the way I had hoped.

I was eleced back on to the A-Soc committee in April as the AHS rep for the society. Unfortunately, when I left university, I had to stand down from this position as the job has to be undertaken by a current student. This left me in a slightly difficult situation of not being on the committee, but still being involved in a number of projects. To avoid any issues and to ensure that the initiatives I was involved with didn’t fall by the wayside, I began to look for a way to continue serving the society on the committee. Luckily for me, the new society exec were looking to add a permanent equality and diversity co-ordinator to the committee. I had never really seen the need for a seperate role to oversee the development and promotion of a society wide equality and diversity policy, but with the union moving towards making the position compulsory over the next few years and the fact that it afforded me an opportunity to keep my hand in, I jumped at the chance and stood for election.

However, this means that I am now more heavily involved in the society than I had planned to be this year and means that the new society exec have two past presidents still serving alongsde them, which could be an issue moving forwards. Having said that, it does mean that the committee finlly has a balance to it that it previously had lacked. The committee is possibly slightly overloaded with left leaning, liberal hippy types, but then I don’t really expect much different with today’s university student.

Anyway, the best laid plans etc.

What I have been up to this week 2009-10-11

October 11th, 2009 No comments
  • Free cake for the win! #
  • Back at work. Again. #
  • Today's power cut killed my power supply :-(#
  • Still can't believe people use wordart on professional ads! #
  • So I spent my bonus on a ps3, fifa 10, oblivion, little big planet and guitar hero world tour! #
  • Mmm profiteroles for the win! #
  • Enjoying a sly bit of sunday lunch in town. Always a good way to wrap up the week :-)#

PlayStation 3

October 9th, 2009 No comments

I decided to treat myself last weekend and splashed out on my first new games console since I left school in 2003. It took a lot of research and delberation, but I eventually went for the 120Gb PlayStation 3 slimline model.


The sales adviser at Game spent about ten minutes trying to sell me various packages, insurance deals and add-ons. This is usually a good sign as it means they are short on their sales quota for the day and tend to be open to some negotiation. The PS3 retails at around £250, with games and accessories ranging from around £25 – £75.

I walked out the shop ten fruitful minutes later with the PS3, Fifa 10, Little Big Planet, Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Guitar Hero: World Tour (with a guitar) for a snip under £330, and they threw in a 2 year extended warranty.


What I have been up to this week 2009-10-04

October 4th, 2009 No comments
  • Been a bit a of a dirty stop out. Why do a few drinks after work always turn messy?! #
  • Yum. Roast beef sandwiches for lunch :-)#
  • Overslept this morning, always a bad start to the day. #
  • You gotta love that, at the moment, my blackberry internet is faster than work's… #
  • So, the morning after the night before. Wonder how @chrisworfolk is today? #
  • Well that's the karaoke over for me. On way home now to sleep, then work :-(#
  • Well done @chrisworfolk for singing at karaoke. Very, very drunk! #
  • Just sung 'my way' at karaoke :-)#
  • I do love being early for things. Nothing quite like it. #
  • Not long left at work now :-) then some indoctrination of impressionable minds! #
  • Intro meeting tonight for @leedsatheistsoc come and join the godless party, 7pm at leeds uni union. #
  • Man city look good at times. If they grow up a bit at the back they could challenge their neighbours. #
  • Getting really excited with how meetings are shaping up for this year :-)#