Monday, 30 March 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Friday, 27 March 2009
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
- Lent: On Saturday I totally neglected to read my Bible/pray. And I've only done half the time on two days that I should have. However, it is more than I usually do and it has still greatly blessed me. So I shall continue to try and do it. My only reassurance is that the period of Lent is forty days if you do not count the Sundays. I have been, so I'm actually still on my reading quota for Lent. Phew!
- No-Meat-March: This one I have given up on. Sunday, without thinking I ordered a Zinger Tower from KFC. This is very sad, as I'm not a huge fan of KFCs. My excuse is that I had been standing on a pitch for 2 hours and was quite tired so didn't have the capacity to think my order through. So I, with reckless abandon, have eaten meat everyday since. But, don't make me out to be an evil person, first, I rarely eat meat anyway, and second, it was more of an experiment.
- Facebook: How can you fail at facebook? Well, a somewhat ambiguous status was misconstrued. I'm currently waiting for someone to email me information about a job. So I wrote my status as 'Thomas is anxiously waiting, waiting, waiting'. Some people jumped to the obvious (?) conclusion that I had proposed to Rachael and it all went down hill from there. Then later on the same day, after refuting the matter, I left my facebook left logged on Rose's laptop. So I was, to use that somewhat horrible turn of phrase, facebook raped. Yuck, what a horrible way to say it. Basically, Rose took the opportunity to write somewhat defaming things in my 'About Me' section.
Another thing I really, epically fail at is Tetris. I am rubbish. My tetris piles have more gaps than a government education policy. But I found an article that tetris relieves stress. Well, when I play my heart is pumping in my chest and my right eye twitches.
One thing I haven't failed at is my degree. We had a cascade calculator on our student profile which told us what we could get. We inputted predicted grades and then saw what came out. So i played around to see what was the lowest mark I could get and receive a 2:1. It turns out I just have to pass these two last modules and I have a 2:1. That is good news. If I want a first, however, I have to get 70+ for both of them, which is doable. So, although I may fail at somethings, the future still looks bright.
Talking of bright, the weather is beautiful! I'm tidying my room at the moment and then going to do some work on the beach, I think. That doesn't really cover all I've been up to recently, but it'll do for now.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
The film score was remarkably good, but very characteristic of Alexandre Desplat. It had the same sort of haunting themes, with the bright, sharp and simple melodies and softly scored string accompaniments as The Painted Veil. In places he makes use of modal passages in order to create the fantastical and dream-like quality (which I think is used as a theme of Daisy), and often rises towards dissonance to give a sense of poignancy. The instrumentation is interesting, especially in Love in Murnansk. But enough of my musical analysis.
Thursday, 5 March 2009
- Uni-Work: I'm really unmotivated at the moment, so can you pray that God changes this. Also that I don't get stressed, etc.
- After Uni: I'm in the process of trying to find out what I'm doing after Uni. Can you pray that God gives me guidance.
- Lent: Pray that my Lent efforts don't go wasted and that I use them effectively, and that God really edifies me in the process.