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I am in major need of some inspiration.  Basically, I don't have a costume or any ideas for a costume for our college "Bad Taste" bop tomorrow night, and have no time in which to go and buy something.  I was going to go as a brussell sprout, but despite piling on all of my green clothes, I failed to look anything like an edible plant, looking instead like someone attempting the "layered look" and not getting it quite right.  So much for that idea, which I think was theoretically a stroke of genius.

So then I thought I'd go as Hitler....but that's quite hard, as I dont own any Hitler-esque outfits.  So now I'm stuck.  I'd hate to give in and just stick to the theme as it was intended and wear clashing, ugly clothes.  That would be admitting defeat, and I'll never do that!  NEVER! *shakes in a defiant manner*

It's not fair....I went shopping with Luke C today and sorted him out with his entire Princess Diana costume - little black dress, tiara, pearls and a handbag, but I can't think of anything for myself!  So, if anyone has any ideas as to what I could go as, please don't hesitate to make your suggestions and 'll love you forever! 

Arg!

Vxxx

Current Mood:
worried worried
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Oxford is Bloody Cold!
Current Location:
Oxford, Land of icy blasts.
Current Mood:
cold cold
Current Music:
The sound of my teeth chattering
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I'm less bored now, thank goodness.  Though I'm rather tired - stayed up til 4am, then slept in til 12pm!  Now I have nothing to do for the rest of the day except go to meals and luxuriously do my research for my history essay this week.  Life may not be hugely exciting today, but life is good :-)
Current Location:
The land of placidity
Current Mood:
content content
Current Music:
Regina Spektor, Sailor song
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I am bored.  Ridiculously so.  To the extent that I'm too bored to admit defeat and just go to bed in the hope that tomorrow I will be less bored.

And I still haven't managed to get hold of any chocolate.  Booo.

Current Location:
In my room. Alone. Bored.
Current Mood:
hungry hungry
Current Music:
People in nearby rooms having much more fun than I am....
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I'm sorry to say that I, (yes - Verity the completely cheerful optimist type!) have finally succombed to the infamous sixth-week blues.  In fact, I spent about an hour in Ian's room this afternoon, crying my eyes out and making all sorts of gloomy observations and predictions regarding my life, without ever figuring out exactly what it is that is bothering me.  It could be a number of things...it could be the fact that I have an entire essay, some french grammar exercises and a translation to do for tomorrow.  It could be because my beloved best friend Emily went back home today after 2 days here with me, in which I realised just how much I wanted to go home to my bed, my cats and my family.  Alternatively it could be due to the fact that I am very very tired, have a rather sore throat, am extremely cold and have a sneaking suspicion that I, like Ian, have got a temperature.  Basically, I just feel like shit and all I want to do is wrap myself up in a duvet and sit watching Arrested Development with Ian and Caitlin, whilst stuffing my face with chocolate.  Either that, or just sleeping til I can't sleep any more.  Right now, it's half nine, and yet it feels like about midnight.  Miffle.

I'm almost certain that we're allowed to postpone work deadlines and tutorials etc due to ill health, especially as my History tutor is a very sympathetic soul and has told me on countless occasions to let him know if I'm struggling so he can give me a bit of extra time, but I'm not sure quite how to go about asking him.  What I do know is that in this state, the last thing I want to be doing is staying up all night trying to write about 5th century historians. 

I........neeeeeeed.........sleeeeeeeeeep.

And chocolate.

And a hug.  

Meh.



Actually....I need/want to go home, and, were I to ring my parents right now, they could be here within 45mins to take me back.  But I can't do that, because I can't admit to my parents that for the second week running, I've failed to start my essay until the night before it's due in.

Hmmm....how Emo I feel - sitting at my computer, crying as I type about my angst.  



To be honest, it's probably just that time of the month.
Current Location:
The Slough of Despond
Current Mood:
melancholy melancholy
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So yeah...the Big Gay Ball.  Well, as far as I can remember, it was very very fun.  I certainly spent most of it laughing.  But that might have been due to the fact that I got ridiculous drunk.  In fact, I think that I may have embarrassed myself rather.  I apologise to all those who saw me dancing, cackling or behaving in a generally drunken way, and I apologise even more to those lucky few who got to witness me being sick in the loos.  Thankyou also to whoever ( I think it was Ian) got me back to Keble and put me to bed.  *Much Love*

But yeah, I did enoy myself.  Though, to be honest, I can't remember anything past about midnight, so I could have converted to lesbianism for all I know!  Actually..................hang on............dancing-with-a-girl flashbacks.....................whoops.



Personally, I blame the apple martinis....









.......and myself. 

Edit: Added a few new photos I stole off some peoples' facebook and so on....
Current Location:
Not too steady on my feet.
Current Mood:
embarrassed embarrassed
Current Music:
Regina Spektor, Samson
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Well, we did it....The Much Ado extravaganza of fun has come and gone in a manic, witty, gay, swoony, giggly, umbrellary flash of wonderfulness.  We all got into costume and walked to the theatre, shivering from the cold and grinning as passers-by stared at our strange atire.  Once we there it was just a case of waiting for the show before us to finish and then on we went, with only a few minutes to set everything up and gain some composure before the audience arrived.  And what an audience!  From where I was standing, crammed into a tiny wing, I could peep through a gap and see them all piling in - within 3 minutes the auditorium (albeit a very small one) was totally full! 
As the last person to arrive took to their seat, the lights went down and it was showtime!  And from then on in I lose my ability to describe events.  All I shall say is that everyone performed wonderfully, the audience laughed often, long and hard, and Charlie camped up Don Pedro more than he's ever done before.  And oh yes....Ian and Asia stole the show with their amazing making-out scene, which left us all astounded!  Good on you Ian - I told you we'd make a rogue out of you by the end of this production, and I think it worked!
Most excitingly however, at the end, as we were jumping around outside the theare in a hyper little bubble of Thespy-ness, one of the judges came up to us, outfitted in the perfect theatrical-type combination of cigarette and scarf, and told us that as he won't be at the feedback session later this evening, he would like us to pass on his congratulations to the cast, saying that he really enjoyed it and that he thought Kate was wonderful as Beatrice!  Let's just hope that the rest of the judging panel felt the same!  It would be amazing to be in the final, as it would mean getting to perform it again, yayayay!  I really don't want it to be over - half an hour really isn't long enough for a play, because you want the theatre buzz to last as long as possible.  Unfortunately however, I cannot go to the pub with my fellow thesps,as I have 4 pages of french vocab to learn for my tutorial at 6pm this evening.  Booo.  On the bright side, the theatrical campness is not yet over for today - not only is my tute with Dr Hawcroft, tragic queen of the French department, but I'm off to the Gay Soc Ball this evening with all my friends!  3 course meal, ice sculptures and cheesy cheesy music here we come!
Love to all,
Vxxxx

PS - Thanks so much for coming Verity C - was lovely to have some non-Keblites in the audience.  I hope you enjoyed it!

Current Location:
On a thespy thespy high!
Current Mood:
bouncy bouncy
Current Music:
We'll meet again - from our 1940s Much Ado soundtrack!
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Note to self:

Staying up til 6am watching the US mid-term elections, eating chocolate and pringles and sucking on limes, while your drunk american friends throw lemons at the television = a Very Good Idea.

Staying up til 6am watching the US mid-term elections, eating chocolate and pringles and sucking on limes, while your drunk american friends throw lemons at the television THEN getting up at 9am for a lecture, only to discover noone else you know is going to it = a Very Bad Idea.

That is all.

Vxxx

Current Location:
A wierd limbo between asleep and awake.
Current Music:
That strange buzzing throb that tells you to GO BACK TO BED
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Have just heard the new Kooks song.....am not overly impressed - where is the tune?!


In other news (I realise that I haven't updated this thing since I got to Oxford, so will now try and make amends), last night I attended the Mexican Soc's "Day of the Dead" bop, here at Keble, dressed as a

It was wicked cool....non-stop salsa music, and the largest number of mexican people I've seen since I was in Mexico.  Tonight, I'm continuing the Halloween theme, going to the Magdalen bop as Wednesday Addams, complete with headless doll (my ragdoll, Polly, with her head bent and tied back inside her dress - I'm a horrible horrible person!).  Before I can break out the black dress and plaits though, I have to get through the ordeal of "Freshers' parents lunch" - having my parents turn up, introducing them to my tutors (who are liable to tell my parents all sorts of terrible things about me, being as they are total gossips), then sitting through a big lunch in Hall, where my parents will certainly make small talk and do fake laughs with my friends' parents, which will not help my "the posh one" status here in college.  Once that is over, I'll have to think of some way of occupying my parents for another few hours, as they want to spend "a decent amount of time" with me, even though I have a ridiculous amount of work to do this weekend.....Wish me luck everybody!

Ooh....just two more bits of exciting news....I'm ENGAGED (wierd college ritual - you marry a friend, to become college parents to some first years when you're in second year) which I'm very happy about - Ben and I are going to have the marriage on ice!  Also, I've just found out Ive got the part of Hero in the production of Much Ado about Nothing which we Keble freshers are entering into the inter-college drama competition.  I was kinda hoping to get Beatrice, but Kate who has got it will be AMAZING at it, and besides, Hero is an equally great part, with a good range of emotions, plus fewer lines to learn, which will make my life much easier!  Also, I'm doing the choreography for the show, so I'm very excited about the entire project - the cast is basically made up of all my best friends here in college so it should be really fun at rehearsals!

Anyway - I think that's an acceptable catch-up post; I'll try and write this thing more regularly in future.

Love to all,
Vxxx

Current Music:
The new Fratellis song - listen and learn Kooks!
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I'm leaving home TOMORROW!!   :-S

Please pray /wish on a falling star /cross your fingers for me....I'm going to be a perfect case-study of why those with a tolerable amount of intelligence but absolutely no common sense should not be allowed to fly the nest until the ripe old age of 26.  I'm going to (and I apologise for the following use of a much-used cliché...) Crash and Burn fabulously.......

But I'll have lots of scatty fun doing so, I'm sure......   :-P

Current Location:
At home in Maidenhead, for the last time....
Current Music:
The Pipettes - Because it's not love
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