Day largely bereft of revision

Wadham Chapel

Happy Birthday Louise Little

There’s nothing like sitting at your own kitchen table with food, music, and something good to read. It’s an experience that was decidedly lacking in Wadham, and one that I am quite glad to have once more. Now, I just need to find a way to reconcile the making of coffee with the mineral content of Oxford water.

I need to get a set of wrenches for my bike. A few days ago, while I was riding on the Iffley Road, the pedal fell off, complete with the shaft that connects it to the bearing around which it rotates. Today, my handlebars suddenly became loose and slid well out of their intended position, making riding in a straight line impossible. They may not have put quite enough torque into the assembly.

Clearly, Church Walk is going to be the happening place to be this summer. Roham lives across the street, and was over here for a while last night. Emily will be living up the road, and was also over here for a while last night. She even brought us flowers, which was very kind.

  • I borrowed one of Kai’s Apocalyptica CDs this evening. Drew Sexsmith first introduced me to them, and I really love the way they do strings with punk-rock style percussion backing. It’s extremely dramatic and musically effective. That’s probably why “Drive” is my favourite song of theirs, not to be confused with the Melissa Ferrick version.
  • A word to all the commenters: I appreciate the contributions that you make to the blog a great deal. It makes is much more vibrant to have some feedback. That said, please include some kind of name when you leave one. It doesn’t have to be your real name, just something that other people can refer to. Conversations between a pack of people, all called ‘Anonymous’ get confusing fast.
  • Tristan linked a site about underground exploration that brought back happy memories of exploring the steam tunnels at the University of British Columbia with the Afternoon Tea Society.
  • My brother Mica is going to be a residence advisor in Totem Park next year. Apparently, that means free tuition at UBC, as well as free residence. Good for him.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

3 thoughts on “Day largely bereft of revision”

  1. Its weird – I’ve never seen anyone in the Wadham Chapel except for tourists taking photos. I hear there are weddings there sometimes.

  2. A shame indeed.

    That said, I have seen Tori Amos live twice, and that is in and of itself enough musical experience to justify 22 years on the planet.

    She is a goddess on the piano.

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