28 August, 2006

Positive charge

By way of a challenge, and as a counterbalance to all the moaning I've done on here about my time as a student, I've forced myself to come up with a list of ten good things about my first year at university.

1) It made me a vegetarian.

2) It taught me how to use a laundrette. This would prove vital over the ensuing (count 'em) nine years.

3) It warned me off becoming a member of a political party. The hair-raising fanaticism of the Socialist Workers was truly eye-opening.

4) Living on the edge of Sefton Park and going walking there in the middle of a snowstorm.

5) That gigantic bath in the communal bathroom on my floor in my hall of residence, of which I have already written at length.

6) Seeing some live bands, including Gene, The Boo Radleys and REM, none of whom I'd pay money to see now.

7) Getting the chance to have satellite TV in my bedroom.

8) Meeting a small handful of kind, interesting people, few of whom I was able to stay in touch with beyond my first year, and only one of whom I am still in contact with today.

9) Getting to see some ace films at Liverpool's various cinemas.

10) Learning to live away from my hometown for the first time. Albeit not particularly successfully.


Anonymous Ana said...

Oh my first year at uni made me a vegan :-)
That was mostly because I spent way too much time online, rather than studying, but still. I consider it time online well spent.

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