a little story continues...
Just before in my second year Easter I met Jane at a No-Wave lower bar
thing. For some reason (because she's nice?) I was instantly attracted
to her, and spent the rest of the night talking crap at her, the way we
do. The next night, I found Jane and apologised for being a drunken
idiot. Apparently she didn't mind, and quite liked me trying to chat
her up. Which was nice. This night was a slumber party. I had walked 30
mins wearing pyjamas and an accidentally bleached dressing gown. Then I
met Denise, who was a friend of a friend of a friend. I approached her
and stuck my toothbrush in her drink and gave it a stir. It wasn't
supposed to be a chat-up, it was just funny! But what with one thing
and another, wen ended up snogging a good portion of the night away.
After a couple of accidental meetings the following week, we arranged
to go out together, and I lost my virginity. With Vodka Jelly. Me and
Denise were together over the Easter holidays and a bit after, until I
realised I didn't really fancy her that much. I didn't really know what
to do, so I just phoned her up and said I didn't want to see her
anymore. I didn't like it much. The following FNO, I went to the Union,
and there I met Jane, again. We had a bit of a snog, and went home
together (nothing naughty mind you!). However in the end she decided
she didn't want a relationship, or something. We're still friends
today, so that's okay.
My 3rd year was my placement year. This involved me getting a job at
DERA in Farnborough ("I program missiles"), and living in Guildford
Rachel, Paul & Liz. I learnt not to walk in on Rachel when
says "Don't come in". She was shaving. Her Bikini line. Anyway, it was
a good year, I was getting paid lots and there was great entertainment
to be had at uni. I got really involved in this silly night thing.
in freshers' week, while Paul and I were pretending to be freshers, I
my kneecap. I had to go to hospital. I ended up having 3 weeks off work
because I couldn't walk, I had crutches, a wheelchair and lots of
Physio lasted months. But I think I got the better deal, because I
end up with Tall Bird.
My house was a hive of activity through this year, lots of people
it as a boarding house, including Crystal. I liked my 3rd year, because
Crystal and I were really good friends for quite a lot of it. The whole
lot of us must have scared the local taxi company, with groups of 10
to uni dressed in Black Tie, Togas and Drag on very near consecutive
It was also a time of quite a few 21st birthdays, with Charley, Rachel,
Andy, Simon... Because I had no after hours work to do I was off down
Union a lot on my new motorbike. I did a lot of alcohol.