Lovestruck, I’ve fallen for a lamppost

10th December 2012

This week I have been getting my assignments back that I had to complete a few weeks ago. Turns out I did much better than expected:

  • I got 100% on my Fundamentals of Scientific Research assignment (and I thought I hated statistics).
  • I got a 1st on my glaciation/striation assignment.
  • I got a 1st on my natural disaster case study assignment.
  • I got a 2:1 on my wind speed/biology assignment.

A 1st is the highest degree you can get (honours is something that I don’t understand yet), then a 2:1, then 2:2 and finally a 3rd. I am feeling pretty impressed with myself for my results. I did much better than I actually thought I had done. I mainly lost marks for incorrect referencing. I was using the method I had been taught at college. By the time we had our tutorial on the Harvard Referencing system I had already submitted all of my assignments.

I’m currently revising for a multiple choice test I have on Friday. It’s worth around 30% of the module so it’s quite important. I’m hoping it all goes well, even though I hate exams so much.

On Friday night I went to see Madness in concert. Tyrone got the train to Liverpool after college and straight away we headed to the Echo Arena. We had seats so really we didn’t need to be there too early. However, when we went to get our tickets checked, we realised that we had been given a seat upgrade. Instead of row NN we were on EE, which was an improvement. :D I bought a tour t-shirt which had the dates of the tour on the back. Before the show they were showing music videos on two large screens. They even played So Lonely by The Police which I was loving, of course.

I don’t know who the supporting act were but they were awful. The majority of the people in the audience were bald, middle aged men (see how I naturally fitted it :P ) and they all booed once the supporting act had finished. Shortly after, Madness started. They were amazing! For those of you who don’t know any Madness songs (I don’t understand how this is possible) here are the links to Baggy Trousers and House of Fun. This is classic British music and I feel very luck to have heard these songs live.

After such a good time at the concert, Tyrone and I discussed bands that we would love to see in concert. We have pretty similar taste in music so we named a few of the same bands. One of which was Kaiser Chiefs. When Tyrone got home on Sunday night we Skyped and Ty said that standing tickets were available for Kaiser Chiefs at the Manchester Apollo. I had a look for myself and seated were also available (I usually buy seated tickets because I can’t stand for long periods of time). Impulsively, I purchased the tickets. I really can’t complain about the price. I know I’m suppose to be a poor student and all that, but seriously guys, Kaiser Chiefs. Seriously!!!!

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  1. THIS BAND! How do I know them?!? I think they played on a old program called “The young ones” which is an old BBC program (I think BBC?) Perhaps you know it? I LOVE that show! I love English comedy, it’s fantastic. Or maybe it was… Some other English comedy.. I can’t remember. :L Woops!

    Those are great marks on your tests, I hope I get grades like that! I’m hoping to do an honours degree, so I need good marks. :L That’s still 3 years away though!

  2. Sayli

    Hey Holly, its been a long time since I’ve been around….Engineering has taken a toll on me and theres hardly any free time. Still Im thinking of rejuvenating my passion for web designing….Im currently looking for a host. Could you suggest someone? Coz the hosts I knew few months back, dont offer hosting now….i would really appreciate any help. Thanks :)

    • Hey Sayli. :)

      I’m guessing that you would like a host that will offer you a sub-domain as well as hosting. I use 000webhost.com but that’s because I just use it as a host. You could always try littledancer.net. I’ve not tried them myself but I hear they’re good. If I find any more I’ll let you know. I think they are a little harder to find these days.

      • Sayli

        Thanks a lot for the info. I did find a host and now I’ve my new sub-domain.
        It’s still under construction though. It will take atleast another 10 days or so as currently my exams are going on which are due to end on 20th….
        I’ll let you know when it’s all ready :)
        What course are you doing? I didn’t fully under what honours meant!

  3. Holly!
    I’m really glad to see that you got such amazing results. You were just as tensed as I was over the results.
    I’ve not heard of Madness, but seems like you had a lot of fun at the concert.

  4. BTW, all the very best for your multiple choice test.

  5. Cat

    Congrats and good job on your assignment results! I hope your multiple choice test goes well too!

    Ooh, that’s awesome that you guys got a seat upgrade. I’m actually not familiar with Madness, but their songs sound fun :) I’m glad you had a good time! I usually feel bad for the opening band because people aren’t paying attention to them as much. My husband and I used to go to concerts a lot, but the costs really added up. We haven’t been in a while, and I kind of miss it.

  6. Honours comes from your dissertation, the level of degree comes from the rest of your work. That’s what I’ve been told anyway, it might not be true. Well done on your brilliant results! That’s really impressive =p

    So jealous you got to see madness! I’m working on a show at the minute so I can’t see anyone, and there are so many good bands out there! Glad you enjoyed it, shame about the support band though.
    I always buy standing tickets so I can dance =p Have fun at Kaiser Chiefs!