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Feb. 22nd, 2009 05:35 pm
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It's been a while. Again. I don't really know why I don't post ever, because I check my flist all the time and have a lot of things to say, though perhaps am no longer feeling lj is the best forum for that. Maybe a blog may be the answer. We'll see. I keep taking pictures I want to post, but it's so much effort doing that, maybe I will get a paid account again.

For some reason I only post when I have shit loads of work (THREE essays and a presentation for next week, why do I do this to myself?!) and never anything of substance to say. Hmm.

A brief look at my life right now, nicely categorised and all.
  • Education: still getting firsts on essays and not speaking in class, had to submit dissertation title and synopsys on Friday, came up with that in the process of filling in the form, oops, inconsistent performance when it comes to presentations.
  • Friends: somehow balancing Ox and LSE people pretty well, though lately have seen a lot more of the latter, but have been doing lunches with the former, some new people that are a lot of fun.
  • Travel: Yeah Morocco was very recent and I have no money but am going to Barcelona at the end of term, the whole of my course is going, it is going to be an educational trip, it was the idea of our tutors and we are going to have classes. This is so totally valid!
  • Love: that dreaded day was only a week ago, was going to post a rant against it but had to get ready to go out and ran out of time, did have a surprisingly fun, drunken and debauched evening, more generally things are confusing me from more than one direction
  • London: I adore this city, had a plan to do cultural things and that was going pretty well at the start of term with a visit to Tate Modern, the theatre and ballet, but then there was snow and essays, have been walking everywhere, oh how relative distance is
  • Oxford: went to Oxford for the first time since since finals, it was wonderful of course, beautiful and cold and I realised how much I missed the familiarity of the streets and Univ and the Covered Market and everything else.
  • Job: nothing to report here, haven't applied anywhere, because I am a failure.
  • Cinema: Have recently seen Slumdog Millionaire and Milk, though very much enjoyed both, maybe Milk more, thought that may have a lot to do with being in the most luxurious cinema ever.
  • TV: Heroes: it's okay, the last few eps especially, but I will never forgive them for Nathan, Gossip Girl: continues to be awesome, it's not like I watch it for a realistic representation of teens, L word: can make me really angry, and I know the ending will upset me, but still highly entertaining, Skins S3: I enjoy it, though it really has thrown reality out of the window and contains a character I want to kill.
  • Fandom: I miss Merlin, have developed a mad love for AUs, maybe will post some recs soon.
That's pretty much it. I will try to drop by more often, so that my entries are not simply lots of info that is of interest to no one,
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(slightly belated) Happy New Year flist! :D Hope your celebrations were what you wanted!
Mine ended up being quite awesome despite the way it began (very delayed train, wait in the cold, misunderstandings and more waiting and worst of all being stuck in a lift with eight other people for 20 minutes because we were too heavy! It was terrifying, though makes for quite a story!) I did end up going to the random rented apartment party which began very civilised with nibbles, polite conversation and wine. But add to that time, liberal quantities of Absinthe and things did get a bit out of hand. With people being sick in beds and me being uncharacteristically brave (again, blame the absinthe) and getting who what  I wanted for once. As a result was hangover until the evening of the first and had a midly awkward morning, but despite the bluriness and not enough dancing, it was much with the fun!

Am going to Morocco very early in the am hours, so should be trying to get some sleep now! Am very excited! It is a very spontaneous holiday with people I don't really know that well and only carry on luggage for over a week. I am the sort of person who carries a suitcase for a weekend trip, so packing was sort of scary, but ended up being unexpectedly fun.

Hope the start of January is more with the good than the bad!

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OMG you guys it's SNOWING, it never EVER snows so early here, well it's not settling or anything, but still, actual snow! And I had a driving lesson today, thankfully just missed the snow, but it was raining insanely, and I didn't kill anyone so all is good! Driving test coming soon, which is a scary thought, but I think I am getting there...

What else? Well, I haven't been doing enough work of course, which will catch up with me soon, but hasn't yet, and I managed to finally speak in today's seminar (well, I had spoken before, today I spoke lots!) which is good. Very little progress boy-wise, because I got scared and started flirting with everyone else in order to hide my love, because I am stupid. :(

Just saw Gossip Girl, and I have to say this show gets better every episode, I can't even, it's just so incredibly fantastic! It is amazing to have something like that I can just watch and enjoy, and not shout WTF?! Though I have heard yesterday's Heroes is actually okay, am trying to dl it now, so will see.
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As you may know, after graduating instead of doing the smart sensible thing and looking for a job I decided to cling to academia and spend lots of money which I don't have on a masters, so on Friday I found my way to the London School of Economics and registered for my course and then I went home. And tomorrow, I am going back, as there are a couple of inductions and the joy that is Freshers' week. Oh dear. See when I did this the first time around by virtue of being thrown together in college you can't but meet people, being a graduate however is different, LSE is different, and commuting from home is very different. So I don't know anyone. But I still want to do fun things in Freshers' week, only there is the problem of knowing no one and having nowhere to stay if I do go out.

I don't know what to do, I am sure that once lectures and seminars begin I will meet people, and I do know a lot of people in London, and [livejournal.com profile] anna_bonita and one person I know from Oxford are at LSE, but in the short term the situation is pretty dire. London is big and scary and I was so looking forward to this, and now I am just not sure what to do.

And now I am off to my Russian course, which is wonderful, there are 7 of us, the youngest after me is 50-something, the oldest 70-something, it certainly isn't what I expected when I signed up, but everyone is very keen and I am enjoying it



Note: All of you that are in London and not averse to the idea of meeting me, eh, please do! I know it has been a while, but I would so love to see any and all of you for a drink/coffee/walk whatever!

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I should be packing, parents will be here very soon to take me home. Term finished really quickly. Feel odd. Am eating dry cereal as have nothing else and am very hungry. Room looks a mess. I don't want to take down my posters/postcards/things it will look empty and not my room anymore. Will miss room and people and philosophy tutes. :)

Ended up going to the bop as a movie star, (original, wot?) basically went to Oxfam and bought a dress. Again. It is a gorgeous, white vintage dress, everyone thought I was meant to be a princess. It is sort of 20s dress, so was wearing a low bun, long pearls and dark make up, messing up the decates a bit however result very satisfactory. Turned out most people wanted to be teenage mutant ninja turtles when they were 5, which was adorable, there were also a lot of pirates, a couple of robots and a tranvestite vampire assassin in a leopard print thong and shiny vest....that was nice.

Right. Packing.

Why me?

Nov. 9th, 2005 03:14 pm
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I seem to have lost my debit card.

Last time I got money out was on Saturday, haven't used it since for anything, it is gone, hopefully lost and not stolen while I was in London because that would be even worse. I am in the possession of 85p.

What the hell do I do now? Apart from crying.

ETA I have just cancelled it, if I find it in half an hour or something I will die. It will take them 5 to 7 working days to send me a new one. They will send it to my parents' address and not here. So let's say two weeks. I need money *now*, as a student living away from home and with no cheque book I am screwed.

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