Monday, November 28, 2005


I have just noticed that this blog is less than 50 hits (at the time of writing) off having had 1,000 people visit it. I don't think that's bad considering I never seem to write anything here, and anything I do write tends to be of no importance.

Anyway, thought I'd just mention a few things including the fact that I think it was 2 weeks ago (or maybe last week) was National 'Know Your Limits' Week, i.e. alcohol awareness week. Now the nice kind union officers and some other students who had been roped in to help were handing out bags of goodies in the union including alcohol unit calculators, information leaflets and a lollipop (everyone knows that students will only take things if they have something edible/drinkable and free attached). The funny thing is that on the Wednesday of that week, the union officers went out for a night out and ended up in Attic (a very posh bar in Newcastle with extortionately priced drinks) where upon the Welfare Officer got kicked out for being absolutely hammered. Now I find this quite amusing as she, as Welfare Officer, was meant to be supporting the campaign for students to drink less and not go out binge drinking. Sadly to say it didn't make it to the front page of The Courier (Newcastle Uni's student paper) and I think she's trying to be very hush-hush about it. Which is even more reason to post it online and display it to the world.

A few other things that have caught my attention have been the comments related to my last post. I feel I have to put a few things straight here, tsurota made a comment about Northumbria's Student Union being better than Newcastle's as it is bigger and therefore has better gigs (although they do mention that Newcastle's union is pretty fine). To stop this discussion once and for all I leave a question:
Where would you rather be on a Friday night?
a) Solution at Newcastle union
b) Wiggle at Northumbria union.
Answers in the comments (preferably if you know what the hell I am talking about!).

In other matters it snowed today. Only the wet sort of snow that turns to rain again and then back to snow but there were still large lumps of white falling from the sky, in November. I ask you, where is this global warming? Obviously not over Tyneside as in the 3 years I have been here I have never seen snow in November. March, yes but not before December and usually only then from January onwards.

What an interesting life I lead when all I have to worry about is the state of precipitation over Geordie-land.