Sophie's blog posts for January 2015

Three bouts of bad luck and a party to celebrate

Jan

31

So this week, I had my fair share of bad luck. First, I smashed my long serving phone's screen getting out of my car whilst parking on campus this week and had to fork out £100 to replace it. Then, I realised that in my stressed out, mind racing state I had drawn all over my coat that was on my lap in black biro. Finally, we was given notice this week that we would be forced to leave our house at the end of the lease because of a new landlord, which has really stressed all of us out as it's getting a bit late in the day to be finding houses, having to pay agency fees AND a deposit AND first month's rent, and the fact that we are 4 of the most picky and indecisive students ever. They do say bad luck comes in 3..

It's my birthday next week, so to celebrate turning 20 and my love of Disney, we held a Disney themed birthday party. Having house parties makes a nice change from going out to drink, being in the comfort of your own home, choosing your own music and not having to queue for a ridiculous amount of time waving a tenner in the barman's face and having to interpretive dance your drinks order. We gave out a bottle of highly coveted alcohol (Aldi's own Buck's Fizz) for the best dressed- and I have to admit that I gave a very gracious acceptance speech and chanelled the Spring Fling scene from Mean Girls, handing out little morsels of Buck's Fizz to other worthy winners.

Hoping for a better week next week, perhaps with birthday money to foot some of the house costs, although having to drag myself along to house viewings of mouldy, dingy houses might bring my mood down even further.

Second term of second year

Jan

28

Where did Christmas go? The Christmas holiday was blissful, not having any exams to revise for, thank god for assessed essays.. It took a while to get back into living at home, feeling bad for waking up late, feeling bad for fancying a different take-away each day and missing uni friends and Pryzm.. But it was all over too quick, now I'm back to cupboards full of carbs and hot drinks, waking up when it's still dark for 9am seminars (which should be banned, it's very hard to form a coherent point of view so early in the morning) and wearing multiple layers to bed to avoid a heavy heating bill. The first week of second term flashes by in a blur of showing off your Christmas presents, welcome back nights and lectures that definitely do not ease you back in to university even after 6 weeks of living life like I imagine a cat does (napping constantly and mooching about the house for food).

This week I've been on a 'Sh** Shirt' social with the Sociology Society and properly lost my 'The Haunt' virginity. I didn't realise how much of a good nightclub it was considering I've now been living in Brighton for over a year. If you want to go to a club that doesn't play current club mixes then I would definitely recommend. Any club that can go from 50 Cent to Nirvana is great in my eyes. Although, the pre-prepared Jager bombs were a bit ambiguous..

Also this week, I've been madly rushing to finish vacation schemes applications for law firms. Although I haven't really left it to the last minute, I've realised that a lot of my early application forms weren't the best. I can't stress enough the importance of proof reading after discovering a complete mis-type in one of my already submitted applications.

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