I can see for miles and miles
25th September 2012
I feel like my first week of university, with lessons in full swing, was a success. Despite feeling tired in the vast majority of them, I am keeping on top of the work and hopefully I will continue to do so throughout the year.
My university building is very tall. Part of it is known as the ‘tower’ and it’s 12 floors high. On Fridays I have a lecture for the module Environment, Society and Sustainability in a room on the 8th floor. I am therefore banning myself from sitting at the back of the room by a window as last lesson I spent 2 hours looking at the view. And what a view it is. You can see the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Anglican Cathedral, the Radio City tower, as well as the rest of the city. I know not everyone would find this view pretty, but I do.
I had a great weekend as Tyrone came to stay. We are currently in a long distance relationship, but we are fortunate that the distance isn’t too great and that he can easily get a train to come and see me. We Skype every night so it doesn’t even feel like we are apart. Anyway, I met him at Lime Street Station on Saturday morning. I showed him around my accommodation and then we went into town for some shopping and some lunch. We went out again later in the day for a meal at Pizza Hut. I love having all these great places right on my doorstep.
On Sunday we went to a comic fair. It was only small but I really enjoyed looking through the collections and feeling like a real nerd. On one of the stalls a guy had a collection of autographs. I know it’s not really related to comics but I had a good look through and I managed to find Pete Townshend’s autograph on a photograph of him. It was £15 so I had to buy it, even though I’m on a budget. I know it is genuine because the collector has all the letters that were send with the autographs from the celebrities.
At another stall I was looking through the Batman comics and the owner asked me if I was interested in anything particular. I told him that I was a Harley Quinn fan, and so anything related to her would be good. He pulled out a selection of comics from the Harley Quinn comic series. They were all in amazing condition and in plastic bags to protect them. He told me he had just got hold of the collection and that I was going to have first pick. He also said that he was going to a larger comic fair soon and he knew that they would sell out straight away. I knew that was true because it’s difficult to get your hands on Harley Quinn stuff.
Tyrone offered to buy me a load of them so I felt like a very lucky girl. I ended up with 9 issues including the first, the second and the last. To be honest they weren’t too expensive for what they are. I’m not buying them to sell on. I’m buying them for my collection and I take great pleasure in reading them. Owning original copies is just amazing *nerdy moment*.
Today I have the day off, and I’m very grateful for it as I have fresher’s flu. I feel awful! I’m having a lazy day and staying in bed, hoping that I will feel better for tomorrow’s lectures. Fortunately for the next three weeks I have Thursday’s off, so at least if I’m still feeling ill I can stay in bed again.