I wake up at 8 (Because Olivia starts at 9) and whilst she gets ready I carry on dozing in her bed, we leave hers at 9. I come home, usually I sleep again until 10 although today I did some work on my transferable skills essay which is nearly done :D :D :D
Then I have maths followed by Design with Dr Birch which is usually good.
I only have half hour for lunch but seriously how long does it take to eat lunch?
Then I have 4 hours in the workshop , and I love workshop. Basically one of the reasons I took engineering.
My transferable skills essay entitled “What should engineers do about climate change” that I’ve been wrestling with for weeks is now 300 words over my word count, since I had a genius blast last night and demolished the final part.
It was weird today to not spend the morning on parade for the first time in 4 years, also feel a little bad for not making so much effort for remembrance as I have done before. Also brought home how much I miss scouting.
In other news sold £600 at work today IPC of over 3.5, FUCK YEAH actually hit my targets.
So I went and bought subway and a quicksilver tshirt as a reward :D
And I find it an important event , it’s important to remember how fucking stupid man can be and how the actions of governments has ridiculous costs in human terms. Also I believe it is important that soldiers are looked after, if we fuck them up by sending them to battle it seems only moral to look after them.
However I really hate other peoples handling of remembrance day. One girl’s facebook status said about them fighting for peace, if world war two was a fight for peace then it deserves no memorial because it was a massive fail. Yes the Nazis needed their arses kicking, and I’m incredibly glad our country and liberty was defended but fighting for peace is such an oxymoron.
When people say about I’m wearing a poppy , if you don’t like it get out of our country. It is exactly that sort of racial prejudice that causes the need to wear a poppy. FIFA debated over allowing it because ultimately it is a political symbol and they are all banned, it is not racism. Furthermore many english people refuse to wear a poppy on political or religious grounds being pacifists and the like. You wouldn’t be exceptionally offended if I refused to wear a “Livestrong” band , or refused to donate to a charity that held no interest for me , so don’t get arsey if someone chooses not to wear a poppy.
Most people wear them because it is seen as “right” to do so, I don’t believe everyone who wears one actually gives a crap.
The University of Surrey mountaineering club, As a group it’s just hilarious. Never felt more at home in a group of people since I started explorers, I already see myself becoming an “old fart” that is someone still in the club but one who has left the uni.
Some of my best times at uni so far has been with these guys. Take the weekend, a climbing trip to the peaks the banter was what made it. However the outdoors climbing was awesome we climbed some great routes in stunning scenery.
On saturday night at the pub as is traditional we went into the car park and did “Naked Photo”. Pictures to follow.
My lab report that I’ve been slaving over for ages was tensile testing , essentially we measured the toughness of 3 metals at 3 different temperatures each.
However from the basic theory our results for two of those metals were wrong.
I spent ages going round and round in circles trying to figure it out, in the end I resigned myself to the fact I’d have to hand it in waffling about unknown errors, then I had a materials lecture this morning and then the penny half dropped.
I went into the AA building to submit my report to the office knowing I had some shaky idea about why the results were as they were and I nearly submitted it anyways. Then I decided not to , 5 minutes with google and hey presto.
In case you’re interested: Turns out the toughness of Aluminium and copper can be considered constant but the energy they absorb before fracture is also related to the young’s modulus , the young’s modulus is related to temperature and bingo it all slots into place.
So I had a reasonably good session tonight even if I was rushing madly to get there :D
Tomorrow I enter my very first bouldering competition , this will be the first time I’ve climbed competitively, I’m not sure what to think about it.
If it’s just freshers of the USMC (University of Surrey Mountaineering Club) I reckon I could be in with a shout, however if someone like Dave , Windle, The Italian Stallion or similar get their hooks into it , I’m fucked.