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January 1st, 2020


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February 3rd, 2010

back from 'essentially-a-week' in keele

full of completed essays, spontaneous union visits, green shots,
frankenhipsters, over-eager boys, hangover hats, silent headphone
discos, going crazy over papa roach, group meals, mario kart,
building a fort, door-to-door conversation, kpa sandwiches, visiting
writers, idea babies and enthusiasm. fun city.

"to gallifrey!"

body issues [Thursday
September 17th, 2009

scien made an entry about her experiences with feminity and appearance. It was very interesting, more so because we differ quite a bit. So this is me writing a 'response post' - really just an excuse for a bit of narcissism!

"me and my relationship with traditionally feminine beauty, and all the things you seem to have to worry about to look 'good', anatomised for your perusal"

a long and tedious ramble!Collapse )

July 22nd, 2009
My profile just came up as a potential match for myself on Okcupid. 100% Friend but 97% Romantic Match? 3% of me feels quite offended! :)

we looked like giants [Saturday
June 13th, 2009
I am moving to Manchester on the 29th June.
Woah, Zomg, etc.

Rupert Brooke is coming with me.

June 5th, 2009
Now I'm hunched over a typewriter
I guess you call that paintin' in a cave
And there's a word I can't remember
and a feeling I cannot escape
And now my ashtray's overflowing
I'm still staring at a clean white page

- Bright Eyes, Another Travelin' Song

June 1st, 2009
I will be ok.

oh shit! [Wednesday
May 27th, 2009
one month one month one month to find an apartment in manchester. one month one month one month and a lot longer until I'm financially stable enough to have a life as well as work to pay the rent on it. one month one month one month.

challenge: facts [Tuesday
May 19th, 2009
Nine Facts you may not know about me:Read more...Collapse )

#5 [Sunday
April 19th, 2009
Posted to adayinmylife

Hello! My name is Red. I'm twenty-one and live in Keele, England. My introduction probably makes me sound like I've been to lots of AA meetings. I haven't! My post is proof that ADIMLs aren't as fun when you fall asleep at nine pm! But as proof that before then I was up, awake and facing the day; here is my Saturday the 18th of April.

forty-seven photos of
drunken posers, ex-boyfriends and food!
(I've also done one two three four other days that were more exciting!)

Is simplicity best, or simply the easiest?Collapse )

I met a nice boy today [Friday
April 17th, 2009

“Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad!
Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!
Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life!
I cannot live without my soul!”

I'm going to get over this.

&& ouuuch. [Tuesday
April 14th, 2009
Semi-mundane things happened.

1) One of my goldfish died. Turns out the "tank" wasn't sufficiently oxygenated. I feel bad. Ollie and I set DeadFish off across Keele Lake and got some pond weed for SurvivorFish.

2) Whilst I was at the Lake/Woods, I slipped and possibly broke my big toe. It's swollen, unflexy and bruised. That's broken right? I've never broken anything before. Now I hobble.

3) I bought a really nice top from H&M. It's so comfy, I could live in it forever. Four days later, it's got a hole in the shoulder! I am stubbornly refusing not to wear it. Instead I will wander campus like a tramp who can't afford functioning clothes. Or maybe learn to sew.

4) I ate custard which tasted of cigarettes.

5) I played around on OkCupid because I was bored. Turns out online dating isn't just a scary world of freaks. I've met some nice, normal, interesting people. Awesome!


historyfail. [Saturday
April 4th, 2009

Subject:      Spirit, H. "The Bible" Heaven Ltd, BC?
From:      "R. Newsom"
Date:      Sat, 28 March, 2009 6:32 pm
To:      Ann Hughes

How on (God's) Earth do I reference The Bible?
- Red

I think I've offended my history tutor, because she hasn't replied.
Come back Ann, I wasn't joking!!


ADIML Challenge [Sunday
March 29th, 2009
This is for the adiml_4_adults challenge: "Something Old, Something New"!
Show me the money...Collapse )

March 19th, 2009

Last night was a blast. It was nineties night at The Union and the music was awesome! Kelly Lorenna, from Ntrance or something, made an appearances somewhere in the night and sang live on stage, which was suprisingly awesome. She was very good. We were all very drunk; Oli bought me quite a few shots and drinks; he gets a crazy amount of discount from his friends who work on the bar. We staggered to the chapel afterwards for Tea and Toast. World of drunk.

When I woke up in the morning, I felt rubbish. I stumbled to the toilet and ended up passing out, hitting my head and feeling groggy all morning. I now have a massive bump and grazed arm. Win… Cue doing a minimal amount of notemaking and spending most of the day in the KPA.

Oli took me out for dinner at six. We went to The Hand and Trumpet for eats, and the food was amazing. We each had butternut squash and goats cheese starter which was.. Oh man, I could eat it every day. I had a “Potted Duck, Pheasant, Pigeon and Ham with plum jam and toast”. It was a thick slice of what looked like pork pie meat. Mixed with the jam, it was the best toast topping ever. Pigeon! Later, I met up with Millionaire Tom and gossipped about our respective men and our lives. We’re going job hunting in Manchester in May. Exciting!


&& early modern photoshopping [Sunday
March 15th, 2009

When I have work to do, I sit around photoshopping myself.

Wordcount Today: 415 Words
Dissertation Deadline: 17 Days

&& acting my shoe size [Friday
January 30th, 2009
I'm twenty-one.


Drunkery..Collapse ) Green Shots, Pendulum, Star Wars, Cigarettes, History Discussions,
Tea & Toast at The Chapel, Afterparties at Dawn...
I had a good day.


&& what fresh hell is this? [Friday
January 9th, 2009
So a friend of mine from last year is currently being dragged through the national press today for dressing as Madeline McCann at a New Years Party. While I understand that it was pretty high on the Insensitive Scale, I don't understand what all the fuss is about. Hello? Madeline McCann jokes are made on Mock The Week and other satirical television shows all the time. I know it's hard for the McCanns to stomach, but by grabbing frontpage tabloid headlines for eighteen months, they are going to achieve a level of awareness about their daughter that makes them succeptible to crude pub jokes.

It doesn't make it right, but I disagree with the decision to "expell" Matt from the party, brushing him off as a naughty schoolboy. Well this definitely isn't school and we're not in Oz anymore because I was taught to forgive and grant people second chances. So Matt Lewis dressed as Maddie McCann... Big deal. If you recall, Prince Harry once dressed as a Nazi and he wasn't expelled from the Royal Family. Matt is a good guy with a wicked sense of humour who has put in a lot of hours working for the "greater good" of the Tories. Give the guy a break, don't fire him because he dressed up as a schoolgirl! I'm sure the Conservatives have done a lot worse than Matt in their time.


&&& creative writing, I am done with you [Tuesday
January 6th, 2009

My first full day of sitting down to try and write my essay...
Cabin Fever is setting in.

The ground is crisp with late-November snow which settles on black overcoats and metal railings indiscriminately. A street vendor selling baguettes invades the air around him with the smell of sausages and eggs. Young men and women in poorly knitted woollen hats shake collection pots on the pavement near to the offices where Bradley works. Help the Homeless. Bradley picks out a round black button from the deep pockets of his revoltingly expensive grey lamb’s wool coat and flicks it into the collection bucket. He likes to see the brief flicker of light in their eyes before the true calculation of their bounty is realised. The hollow thunk of the plastic button is echoed in their disappointed faces. Bradley sneers. Hopeless cases, the lot of them, he thinks as he strides on. Hopeless cases working for free dishing out soup to the homeless, when they’re just the same; lazy. Buttons for Bums. He joins the stark figures which trail like ants into the office building, black against the swept and salted snow.

I can't tell if what I'm writing is alright or
a complete load of drivel anymore...


2008: The Year in Photos [Saturday
January 3rd, 2009
Lots of stuff happened last year.

2008 in photo formCollapse )

Thanks everyone,
it's been great!

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