I Am Invincible.

2 Feb

Quite a lot has happened since I last posted on here and yet as I’m now sitting writing, cheese toasty and lemsip in hand, everything has once again slipped my mind.

Well, I guess I should start with the best news I’ve had since then and that is I’ve passed my exams!!! Yippee!! Managing to get a C in theology was a bit of a shock, I was genuinely worrying I’d have to resit it. It’s not a great grade, but I’m just glad I’ve passed, my exam went so horribly. More surprisingly was getting an A in English! God only knows how I managed it, considering how weird my essays were. But I think that the biggest surprise all round was my Philosophy mark.

Now, it will come as no surprise to you, dear reader, that Philosophy is not my favourite subject. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been more frustrated by a class in my life. That includes Higher Physics *shivers at the memories*. So when I found out I’d somehow managed to not only pass, but get an A, I did nearly die of shock. Considering the Essay and a portion of the exam was based on Descartes book, which I still haven’t read a single page of, I’m mightily impressed with my ability to wing it. Actually, my English essay got an A as well, and I didn’t read one of the books I wrote on in that either. Hmm, have I just come to a startling realisation? The one subject I’ve done all the reading and put most effort into I got a much lower grade than the others. Perhaps not doing the work and just guessing on the day is the way to success… Watch this space.

Anyway, what else has happened? Oh, I’ve had a Eureka moment and discovered vegetables are actually good for you. Yes, despite being 18 and having lived by myself for about 6 months, I’ve only just realised that those once horrible, smelly, wrinkly green and white things are actually quite tasty when they’re put into pastas (or super noodles with sweet chilli sauce…). And they’re pretty cheap and filling too, a great idea all round. Wish I’d thought of it before hand.

Another amazing thing happened to me yesterday as well! I was sitting drinking a cuppa soup and dipping bread into it when I sneezed and spilled the whole cup on my laptop. AND IT DIDN’T BREAK!! I Am Invincible!!!!!! AND to top it all off, my bread landed butter side up. I feel bullet proof.

What other good things have happened? Well, for the last three days my room has been clean, organised and smelling fresh as a daisy, so I think celebrations are in order. The showers haven’t broken all week. My radiator’s been fixed, finally. Fire alarms have been at an all time low this week. I’ve so far managed to avoid the snow. I handed my seminar essay in on time and wasn’t up until five in the morning either. I’ve been out ‘socialising’ (a word which has now come to stand for ‘getting drunk’) a lot. I’ve been able to meet up with a couple of friends I’ve not seen in ages.

Oh, I went to the cinema yesterday with my friend Colvin. We went to see Coriolanus in the GFT. It was absolutely brilliant! I always enjoy Shakespeare adaptations anyway, I find it much easier to understand the text if someone else is reading it. Even the worst adaptations I’ve enjoyed purely because of the thrill of actually knowing what they are talking about. And I’ve watched Mel Gibson’s Hamlet so I know all about bad Shakespeare adaptations. But this adaptation was absolutely brilliant! It’s set in modern day Rome but keeps the Shakespearean language. And it’s directed by Ralph Fiennes who also plays Coriolanus It was so moving and there are a couple of scenes which are incredibly powerful. When the Roman’s are rioting and Coriolanus is shouting back at them I was nearly in tears, even though it’s not a sad scene as such, just incredibly powerful. Then again, I may be biased, it is Ralph Fiennes after all. I’m a bit annoyed that I spent at least half the film wondering if it was morally acceptable to fancy the man who played Voldemort. But then he took his top off and was covered in tattoos, which pretty much made the question void. Oh, did I say it has Gerard Butler in it too? Yup, good film.

I don’t really have too much to say now. I’m probably not going to be updating too much, writers’ block is plaguing me again. I haven’t written anything for ages. And I have essays coming up soon, so I’m soon going to disappear into the world of sleepless nights and terrifying dreams of Hamlet again. Anyway, I might post again before it all starts, if not, I’ll at least try to upload a poem. I’m determined to get the ‘for soon to be students’ finished and edited, but I’m running out of steam. Has anyone got any ideas as to what I should write about for Freshers’ week? Or for the first set of essays/exams? Or even if you have some thoughts on preparing for uni and anything I’ve missed, it would be good to hear them. I’m seriously struggling with Freshers’ week stuff at the moment though, so any advice would be great!


Sorry this isn’t very long, exciting or even slightly interesting but I’ve hit a wall with all writing it seems. Just when essays are coming up too, oh joy.




7 Responses to “I Am Invincible.”

  1. dribblingpensioner February 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Congrats on the results, and yes, vegtables are one of the best things to eat along with fruit 🙂

  2. rogermullins February 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Congrats on your exams! (And the other assorted hallmarks of your invincibility!)

  3. willowdot21 February 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    Well done that girl, your exam results are amazing! Sorry I know nothing about freshers’ week so I can’t help you there! Be brave and smile the block will pass. xx

  4. granbee February 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Congrats, dear Jenchay, on passing all your exams, especially those two A’s. Why don’t you write about writing in a clean, well organized room while your mind is topsy-turvy and how you are going to get into your own head and perform housekeeping tasks. Use the correct terms like synapses and amygdiaglia, etc.(Google works great for getting these terms.) Write about getting in there with your broom, your dustcloth, your room deoderizer and just spiff up that ol’ brain to a fair-thee-well. You could even through in some Shakespear-era stuff like sealing wax and vinegar to clean off the “windows” of your mind.

  5. Soma Mukherjee February 3, 2012 at 6:58 am #

    Congrats Jen hugs 🙂

  6. sfbell09 February 3, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Congrats on all the good things! I may not have excellent advice for writers block, but I would suggest writing in a journal each day. It does not necessarily have to be a story, or a retelling of the day, but just write a few things each day. I do this when I am feeling bereft of notions. It stimulates the mind and usually ideas follow. Best of luck!

  7. hollyannegetspoetic February 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Well done on the exams and the soup! I’m sure there must be a poem in there somewhere about soup and invincibility… 😉

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