||[Sep. 28th, 2006|05:01 pm]
Well, I went down to the college bar last night after bumping into an engineer on the corridor. At first was mighty terrified as the only people back seemed to be mathematicians (Mathmos, as we say in Cambridge) who were lovely (and a couple were nice) but a little bit... nicest possible way... odd. So I was starting to panic that everyone in Cam was going to be somewhat short of social skills, but then lots of others arrived and in the end spent a lot of time chatting to random people up for various reasons, getting to know 2nd years, 4th years and the odd grad student, meeting Derek the barman and generally having a really fun evening. So after a dodgy start that was a highly positive experience.
And then training today, Kali pulled out a new evil fitness thing of 800m, 3 minute rest, 800m, 3 minute rest, 800m. Did them in 3.04, 3.02 and 3.01 and was only beaten by Ellie on the first and last, but felt like I was going to die at the end. Training in general obv went quite well though as am playing for the Blues on Saturday which is quite exciting... So yep, all good.
Afternoon of getting jobs done - have almost finished unpacking apart from an annoying box of stuff-I-don't-quite-know-where-to-put eg extra boxes and stuff I brought for storage, bicycle pump, corkscrew, juggling balls (I know I'm cool) etc. Bought dad a birthday present (now need to make/buy a card...), got a college swipecard (sounds VERY dangerous, allows you to buy food and drink without paying upfront in real money... and you can spend £100 before you have to top it up... and you can USE IT AT THE BAR) and got my internet sort of up and running (though emails don't seem to be sending quite right.) A bit knackered now, going to read the paper (and possibly one of the books I bought dad, it looks interesting), overuse parentheses (just because I can) and then either have an early night or saunter down to the college bar at some point.
Fun fun. :)