Friday, December 02, 2005

Friday, 8th Week: The End

5.00, and I had finally finished my first term at Oxford! This last week has been the busiest of all - last night I was up until 2, working. Mostly...

There is a tradition of the CU here that involves root vegetables. It started with Weetabix (I am aware that this does not fit the whole root vegetable theme) then moved to potatoes... And so, at midnight last night, I was creeping around the college planting onions outside CU members' doors, accompanied by Numbers 11 verse 15:

" We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic."

Soph and Tim, who both prefer the KJV version, had specially-printed verses from that translation.

After I had returned to my room, I heard a slight rustling outside. After opening the door, I found I had been delivered some garlic... I immediately suspected Benj, my partner-in-vegetable-delivering-crime; he denied involvement, claiming to be in bed. However, the fact that he had hung the carrier bag I had given him on my doorknob at the same time was a bit of a clue...

Anyway, that was very early this morning. Since then, a vast quantity of events have occurred. These include, but are not limited to, the last 8am prayer meeting of 2005; bacon for breakfast in Tim's room; a lot of rain; a lecture and three tutorials; and my room being decimated by the process of packing everything, ready to move back to Portsmouth tomorrow.

Will I get any sleep tonight? Will I be able to fit everything into the boxes I have available? Will this rain ease off? Can I conclude without a question?

Other news - I hear my ex-girlfriend has a new interest. Which is fine, but why does she boast to me about him?