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I miss LJ.

Coming on here (usually to read fic) makes me so nostalgic, I think it's been about 10 years since I made my first account. So weird. And I miss it buttloads.  
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Bad, bad, BAD start to the semester. My attendance was pretty atrocious last year, and I wanted to at least get off to a good start this time around, so I wouldn't have that feeling of "Well I didn't go to the last lecture/seminar/tutorial so if I go to this one I'll have to deal with the fact that I'm behind on the work... So I won't go".

Monday, I was supposed to go to sign the contract for a house, but we ended up having to rescheduale, and I didn't find this out until it was too late for me to go to my first language class. Tuesday, slept through my early class (I've needed so much sleep over the last few months - as in, 14-16 hours per night - that my flatmates are telling me to see a doctor), but managed to make it to all of my afternoon lectures. No uni on Wednesday. Wednesday night came down with some kind of nasty stomach bug, and was still horribly light headed and nautious on Thursday. No lectures on Friday, so I've spent all day drinking Lucozade and resting so that I WILL be in a fit state to go in a kick arse next week.

This week has been written off as a lost cause.
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    Gorillaz - 68 State
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Winter afternoon sunshine, coming through the window, Bob Dylan on the iPod, and a cigarette in my hand. It may be a cliché, but it's an enjoyable one.
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    Bob Dylan - Just Like a Woman
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Wow, I haven't updated this in a REALLY long time! Mostly because I haven't had anything massively interesting to say. Ok, bullet point time.
  • I am in love with Rome. It really is an incredible city. It has the aesthetic beauty of Paris, the charm of Barcelona, and the character of London. I want to live there someday, but first I must learn to speak Italian, make a great cup of coffee, and cross the road without getting run over by a Vespa. Or maybe even learn to RIDE a Vespa!
  • I'm going to Venice next month (continuing my love affair with Italy). One minute I was talking to my flatmate (the very lovely Beth, without whom I would probably have become a reclusive mess during my first few months of uni) and speculating about the location of a particular place that was mentioned in her revision, and an hour later we had a trip to Venice booked. This is one of the many things I love about this place, you really never know where the night will take you - be it to a gorgeous Italian city, or just a great Thursday night at Bumper.
  • I had an exam this month. And quite a few exams the month before. I've got past the point of worrying about the results, and have moved into a "Que será, será" attitude (sorry for the cliché, but I am a student of languages, after all!). I'll be very happy if I pass everything, but I'd very much like a 2:1 in Spanish, though I think my oral exam may have screwed up my chances there. Oh well, I got 70% on my politics essay on the the channels of representation offered by Corporatism, and before I started it I had literally no idea what corporatism is, so at least that shows I've learnt something this semester. 
  • I bought Bridget Jones's Diary in Spanish. I think I love her even more in my favourite language. I could have used some of her wisdom before Christmas (men, ttsk) but I managed to get through a mini-crisis by whinging to my best friend from school over Facebook. I really should be a better friend to her.
  • I want to go and work in Spain over the summer, but I feel that it's probably going to be impossible. To make a bit of money so that I CAN do these things in the future, I'm thinking of doing  a bit of private tutoring in my spare time. Whether or not I'll ever have the confidance to do this remains to be seen, but it would be excellent practice for my year abroad, during which I plan to work as an English teacher. Scary stuff, I'm terrified of anyone younger than I am and even more terrified  of doing anything that equates to standing up and saying "I'm good at Spanish", but I think it will be a valuable experience.
I think that's enough rambling for one day. I'm going to try to update this more often, even if no one is reading it. It's nice to have the opportunity to reflect on the positive aspects of my life at any one time, and I always feel like my mood has been lifted after I post an entry.  
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Yummm. I love my new laptop. I especially love not having a broken, distorted screen.

Modules have been selected, accommodation deposit has been paid, application for uni I.D. cards has been sent off, and I've bought things like bowls, wine glasses, and a spatula.

Oh dear. I appear to have become a grown up.
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Book

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What book are you reading now?
The Liar, by Stephen Fry
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
The Inimitable Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse

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    Cab Calloway - Two Blocks Down Turn Left
Fernando <3

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She's a naughty girl with a lovely smile, Says let's take a drive to Primrose Hill.

I've found out the hard way that doing high impact aerobics when you're getting over swine flu isn't a good idea. OUCHY! 

Exam results come out in less than three weeks, I'm getting kind of scared now. I think I've done well enough for uni, but I'm still scared I've massively screwed up somewhere, because I'm always really, really bad at predicting how well I've done. Eep.

I'm just starting to realise how much I'm going to miss being 40 minutes away from London and being able to go there whenever I want. It's dirty and polluted and overcrowded and noisy and exhausting and the people are rude but I still love it so much it hurts to think that I'm not gonna be able to go there anymore. I'd have gone to uni there but I didn't want to live 40 minutes away from my hometown, otherwise I wouldn't feel like I'd really left home. Even though I'm going to miss my family it'll do me good to be 250 miles away from them. I'm gonna come back at the holidays a new person.

Here's the London I'm going to miss; My London:

 





So sorry about the lack of cut, LJ hates me >_<
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    Blur - There's No Other Way
Fernando &lt;3

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Have woken up all achey and sweaty with a sore throat, and feel really hot, weak and generally weird now.

Plznotswineflu?

On a more positive note, my mum has decided to be all home cook-y and make tomato soup. Yummm.
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    No Doubt - Running