Monthly Archives: January 2008

The case returns!

I posted a while ago (a long while ago, in September 06) about a little briefcase I keep in my room which is full of little bits and bobs which remind me of various events in my life.

When I first wrote about it, I had just moved all of the tidbits from a plastic wallet and into a nice green briefcase, because the wallet was getting very full and was threatening to break. Since I was going to be going through the collection anyway, I decided to take photos of everything as well. My intention was to blog about a different item every now and then, until I had written about everything.

Since then I have added a handful more things to the case as well, and I have written nothing about any of them! In an effort to make my blog a little more active, I have decided to write about the different things I have in my briefcase on a regular basis. My goal is to go through one item (or rather, one event and the items associated with it) every week, probably on friday.

This entry is really to kick everything off, and I will start writing about the stuff properly next week, but I will include some pictures of the collection now.


As you can see, the old plastic wallet was very full.


It’s not surprising really, considering how much stuff was in it!


So I got this old green briefcase, which i found lying around somewhere.


And now the briefcase is full of stuff instead!

If you want, you can have a look at all the photos I took (well, nearly all of them). They have captions, so you should be able to figure out what most of them are, but I will explain them all in detail in due course, probably in the same order as they are in the gallery.

The gallery of the collection is here: http://gallery.spiderscripts.co.uk/v/Bloggies/

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Somewhat sleepy update

This morning I had my one and only January exam, and it went surprisingly well! Last night I began my revision (actually, that’s not true, I’d done a bit before then, but not much), and I got so into it that before I knew it the clock said 3am. Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling very sleepy, and ended up doing a little more revision, a little messing around, and a little bit of productive other stuff. I eventually went to bed at about 5:30, and read until 6 when I finally went to sleep, only to be woken 2 hours later by my alarm.

Despite that, I felt fairly alert during the exam, and all that last minute cramming really payed off. Me and Luke decided that we were probably going to get 60% or more on the paper (he did better than me for sure though, because he actually revised all week!), which we were both rather pleased about. To celebrate our first and final exam we went to the pub and had some lunch, followed by a few hands of rummy.

I was vaguely planning on taking a nap in the afternoon, but I got caught up in bits and pieces and before I knew it 6pm came around and I headed out to a little Alpha party! It was basically a reunion for all the people who had been involved in the alpha course CCL ran in October-December, and all of the other church leader people were invited which meant I got to go and meet all the lovely folks who had been coming along. What actually happened was I sat with the youth and kept them under some sort of control for the evening, which was quite fun in itself, but meant I didn’t really meet any of the adults which was a shame.

Now I’m going to go to bed, and in the morning I shall begin on my long list of things I absolutely must do before the end of the week, otherwise I will surely fail something or other!

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Create your own album covers!

I’m not usually a big fan of internet meme’s, but this one produces some quite impressive results and is rather fun to do as well! Here are the four simple steps:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band. (If it’s the entry for a real musician or band, cheating with a reload is probably a good idea.)

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, like so:

I’m really pleased with this one, it’s one of the best combinations I’ve seen arise.

Again, the image and the album title fit together perfectly, although I could have spent some more time finding a better font colour…

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