Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Waiting for Oxford

Well I'm better at procrastinating than I thought. I'm getting good at blogging infrequently. I suppose I'll have to apologise for this one for three reasons: (1) it's late, (2) once again the Internet isn't working, which seems to be common in this country, so I'm typing on my phone, and (3) I'm going to babble incoherently because the announcements for Oxford's Corpus Christi applicants are coming out tomorrow and I'm figuratively pooing myself. I'd use a stronger word than pooing but UCAS were very clear in the sign up process that they don't like that.
   Anyway, my holiday has been lovely, thanks for asking. I've done little actual work, read plenty, visited some beautiful sites around KL and managed to fit in six days of Thai culture and beaches again. Always nice to live in SEA and have these places so close to you. I spent a full day off Koh Lanta scuba diving, adding three more dives to my records in preparation for a hopeful future in marine archaeology. One of those dives was also my first wreck dive, on an impressive forty metre former naval vessel, although there were about as many divers (not literally) as there were fish, and given that there were thousands of fish, that made for one hellishly crowded dive.
   I'm ashamed to admit that my presents were mostly antiques and poetry this year, but that's what I like so ho hum. Not much point asking what you got for Christmas, I'm sure there are only three people reading this, two of whom I know, someone if there is a comment section below no one's likely to use it.
   Anyway, Oxford announcements tomorrow, as I said. I've thought of almost nothing else since new year's day, and I think I might be going mad. If I get rejected, however, it will at least make it easier to choose a secure top two universities. I've narrowed it down to Durham and St. Andrews if I don't get Oxford, both of them being places I'd love to study, but if Oxford actually inexplicably wants me then I have no clue what I'll do. Obviously I'll choose Oxford, but then what?
   I'm going to try (and fail) to get some sleep before tomorrow's announcement, and with any luck I'll get back to you cheerfully. Regardless of the outcome, in the interests of being a better blogger, I'm going to do everything possible to write a new blog post no later than the seventh to let you know what's happened. Not that you care, but hey, I have an anonymous Internet crowd that I might be able to be smug to. And if not, I can pretend people will be feeling sympathetic.
   Either way, ta ta for now.

P.S.: Hi Trym! Hi Bapt! Look at me, I'm on the Internet! Also once my laptop is working again I'll upload a couple of photos because words are boring.

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