Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Whats this? Blue skies and sunshine. Its about time we had some decent weather, just a shame I can't enjoy it with my bike. It has made walking into uni a bit more pleasurable though, and I was actually too hot sitting outside reading yesterday!

I managed to sort out everything yesterday that I needed to thanks to some very helpful people in the chemistry department. The general overview was that they'll do whatever they can to help and make allowances where necessary for appointments and stuff as well which is good to know. Needless to say I was feeling a lot happier having sorted all that out!

I do need to come up with a new story now, there's only so many times one person can explain the same mountain biking accident - I think getting attacked by a bear sounds more exciting! Not that I mind people asking, I much prefer people talking to me about it, and getting their questions out of the way rather than just staring!

My first lecture is an organic one, I've now got a digital voice recorder which will hopefully take some of the pressure off with regards to taking notes and stuff, but we'll have to see how that goes. I can't help but feel that with almost a week until lectures start I should probably do some reading (of actual chemistry as opposed to Lord of the Rings which I'm currently working my way through!), but thus far I've decided the textbooks are all too heavy to even pick up off the shelf!

Despite having made the "decision" to not decide yet I'm still spending an awful lot of my (extensive) free time contemplating whether I want to be doing the 3 or 4 year course and what my view is on having tendon transfer surgery. These are both quite big decisions in the grand scheme of my life and although I think I know the answer to both of them I can't help but question whether I've chosen right. If anyone wants to make the choice for me it would be greatly appreciated (OK...these are things I really need to decide myself!).

I'm hoping to forget all about all the boring things that are going on though as I've signed up for the first Ramsoc walk of the year. With the good weather set to continue over the weekend it should be a really great day for a walk around the Castleton area, hopefully with some good photo opportunities too (I really need to start using my camera more again). More to come on that after the walk no doubt.

I'm also really itching to get back on my bike, I'm trying to avoid the "just get on with it a ride" option because as much as I'd love to I don't want to cause myself any more damage, either directly by riding or by having an accident because I can't ride properly so I'm researching options for small modifications to make riding a bit easier for the time being. Also being having a look at recumbents, need to find one to have a play on!

As I'm probably not doing anything of interest for the rest of the week (except trying to escape the usual student social activities of the evenings!) , I shan't bother boring you with any more posts until at least after Ramsoc-ing; so have a good rest of the week!

1 comment:

  1. At least your injury was doing in action, i busted my shoulder falling out of bed to go training :)
    Enjoy the walk, the weather looks great