Hello! Good grief, it's been an eternity since my last post! Have you missed me? There's a lot of new stuff to mention, so I return to my beloved bulletpoint lists!
- Firstly, and most importantly by a mile, I'm no longer living at my house. Since the end of July I've been living in a flat with TehBoyfriend! (Actually, that's annoying to keep typing, so from now on he's going to be MB. And no, that doesn't stand for anything dirty. You all have sick minds.) The flat is small and has a slightly massive mould growth on one wall, but I honestly love it. I feel like I've lived there forever, and unlike last year's flat it really feels like it belongs to me, not just a temporary rented place. Happily, the relationship is going well. There have been a few minor spats, followed by short-lived sulking and culminating in shamefaced apologies and (occasionally) eating haribo. I should write relationship books citing the importance of haribo. Keep it with you at ALL times if you predict disagreement.
- I'm in third year! there's infinitely more reading and preparation to do for classes, but I only have 3 courses totalling 6 contact hours a week. So overall, compared to second year, HELL YES I HAVE FREE TIME AGAIN! Now that it's over I will openly admit that second year was utter hell, which finally drove RussianPrincess to breaking point. She basically dropped out about a month before our final exams. I'm not entirely sure what she's doing this year, last I heard she was redoing second year but taking law and philosophy instead of straight law, so I imagine that's less work. I hope it all goes well for her, but I seriously doubt I'll see that much of her from now on in. MapleSmoke has gone on a year abroad and I miss the hell out of her, but she'll be back at christmas so I'll have to hold on til then. FrenchTechie is in one of my classes (the only class I have with MB), sadly no classes with MasterFail but I'm sure I'll see him around the law school often enough.
- My younger brother (if I've not named by brothers yes, the middle is Thomas and the youngest is John) just started university. He's only had to phone me for legal advice once, so I interpret this as a step forward. This is the same brother I ranted about after the gnimaerd's (Hi!!) sister's birthday incident, so I hope you'll agree the lad needed some maturity. As far as I can tell, moving out is showing him he needs to grow up a bit, so I look forward to a vastly improved relationship in the future. John goes to university next year, and is he doesn't get accepted at places I will be taking it very personally, given that I wrote his personal statement for him. Well, to be fair, I wrote the first third, and edited the latter part so extensively that I might as well have written it. John, bless him, may be 16 but to meet him you would take him for 13. He's always lived in his own little world, and is thoroughly incapable of simple things like getting himself up for school in the morning, or remembering even the most basic information. I've seen my mother remind him ceaselessly to come straight home from school for some reason, only to have him wander in at 7 pm, casually explain he went to a friend's house, and deny that the morning's conversation ever took place. I at least got him to dictate parts of the statement to me as I wrote, which is something. How he'll survive university I have no idea. He's aiming for Oxford, failing that, BubbleUni. At least I'd get to see him a lot if he went there!
- I turn 21 next month! I'm planning a huge party, but I'm terrified nobody will show up and I'll look like a loser. I'm going to invite uni friends, school friends both post and pre-america, my family, and any other random persons I know. Realistically, my post-america friends will be there, along with maybe 4 uni people. One or two of my pre-america friends might want to come, but I suspect they'll be put off by not knowing anyone else there. I hope that doesn't happen, because all my sets of friends are basically similar people, and every time I've put them all together so far they've gotten along really well. Maybe if I hire a place with a cheap bar, that'll be an incentive. It's not going to be a fancy affair with decorations or a DJ or anything, I'd just like to get everyone I know together and have a bit of fun
and get some sweet presents.