MCPOLeigh116 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Marmalised

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    • Update

      3 years ago

      MCPOLeigh116 Marmalised

      I've been meaning to type this for a while now but can never seem to sum up the energy to do so. So I am very much still here in the community, very active with in a certain forum thread, and reply to all messages I get, I'm just not putting out any journal entry's as I have nothing to write about. Anyone that is still knocking about these days can message me any time, anyone that wants to add me just fire off a request, I reject many requests.


      I'm going to leave this short and sweet, cya around folks!

    • 3 years ago

      MCPOLeigh116 Marmalised
    • 3 years ago

      MCPOLeigh116 Marmalised
    • Graduation 16th of July 2015 (Very long)

      4 years ago

      MCPOLeigh116 Marmalised

      So yeah after saying I would write up a journal about my graduation I kinda didn't did I.. oops. To be fair I still haven't gotten the pictures all sent to me properly yet Ok just looked whilst typing this journal, they where sent half to one email address, the other half to another.... Right, so after 3 years of work that certainly felt like more, I graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. It was a crazy road to get to this point, but that is another story.

      To begin with none of us seemed to really be all that bothered about the graduation, I know a few people didn't even bother showing up, but it seems odd to not want to celebrate your own, and your friends and colleagues achievements. It was only really on the way there that it really sunk in that this was the end of my time at university and got me thinking of all the things I had and hadn't done over the last 3 years. Upon arrival I met up with my closest friend from university and we went to collect and get dressed in our graduation robes/gowns or what ever the hell they are called. Afterwards we headed to the Computer Science department where there was a get together before the ceremony with free food and drinks. We of course managed to walk through the entire building to find in what was just outside the reception area. We where also the first two to turn up fully kitted out for the ceremony. Which for the record looked like this:
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      I love the yellow(That's what it was listed as when ordering but is clearly gold) that BSc graduates get over the, what can only be described as turd brown, BA graduates get! smiley0.gif After talking to the staff and some of our fellow graduates for a bit, we helped pack up the tables and chairs(yeah whilst all in robes and on our special day, thanks for that staff! :P) me and my friend went and got some professional photos taken(these ones certainly still haven't be sorted out grrr) and then I went to purchase a graduation ring, you know one of those that has the universities crest on, but then had to dash off to auditorium being used to gather up the graduates for the ceremony. At this point we sorted into alphabetical order and given a speech or two and told how things would go. There was a lot of people there in the end, all the graduates from Computer Science and Physics, both BSc, Masters and PHD students. At one point I was approached by one of the people in charge of the ceremony, at which point I though oh dear what have I done that means I can't graduate, as I can't be getting any special awards, turns out for spacing purposes after the student procession, the line of student was cut at me and I would have to lead the entire rest of the line around again. I was told I had to look out for a certain person at a certain point to make the cut, or otherwise it could get a bit screwed up, so I informed the person who would be behind me as to how screwed we where then got to it. The procession was cool, walking through staff and family who weren't in the chapel to see the main event, then in to the large Victorian `Founders' building, round to the old grandly decorated "Victorian corridor"(never heard it be named that before, but oh well) then to some fanfair being played but honest to God beefeater's that most of come over from Windsor(We always have them there due the Royal title I believe, the Queen was at one of the graduations last year) we started walk down a red carpet that ran through the picture gallery with a few overflow guests in and through the main entrance way and through the beautifully decorated chapel where all the main guests where, and the back and through the less glamorous health centre where I luckily did spot the person and the line was cut correctly, partially thanks to me calling out to someone on my course that nearly walked the rest of the line off in the wrong direction. The next bit was kinda interesting, at this point it wasn't in public so much but was nice to be at the front for that little while as we re-walked the circuit, but walked out before the gallery.(To explain the gallery, the Founders building was built back in Victorian times as a girls college, and once it became a larger university the original owner/founder and his wife's' art collections where kept on display in the building, they have been on tour around america at one point and supposedly well know, but it's just old art to me. The chapel is from back then too, really overly decorated and stunning to be inside.)

      We went one by one to collect the little piece of paper to pretend it is a degree(The real certificate is done in November) and my head of department, as I predicted, pronounced my name wrong, got my paper and headed back down the red carpet, and out to meet my friend who had already been, we then just chilled until the main ceremony was other and we moved to another area for drinks and the big class photos. That was basically the end of the day, I went and purchased the class photos, handed back the robes, bought a shirt then headed to see my friends new house and get something to eat to celebrate. Ended up being at his for a while and when heading to the station to get picked up a storm rolled in. although we got soaked it was very refreshing, and the thunder and lightning was great. Just as the moment seemed it couldn't get any cooler, (and some here may now a am a bit of train fanatic) I hear an odd noise from the level crossing and turn to look through the closed station building to see a beautiful steam locomotive slowly puffing through the station! I rushed to the platform to get a good view, got that lovely smell of the locomotive that went great with the freshness the storm was bringing, it also seemed to be working harder in the rain so you could hear it chugging along for a fair ways. Was a great end to a great day!

    • Post-Graduation

      4 years ago

      MCPOLeigh116 Marmalised

      Well that was one hell of a day! I will sort out a nice picture and defo write a journal on all that happened when I wake up tomorrow, but need to first sleep off the pain in my feet and dry off from the awesome storm I got caught in this evening. smiley1.gif

    • Pre-Graduation

      4 years ago

      MCPOLeigh116 Marmalised

      Time to go Graduate then... I feel I should probably do a journal about everything later, though I don't know when I will get home.

    • 4 years ago

      MCPOLeigh116 Marmalised

      Staying at a resort with a mate, had a long chat with an amazing member of staff about oh so many things, learnt so much more about the issues they have to deal with from the public and management, and seeing as we didn't really have money to play the game of the stall they where working in the open cold air and felt kinda bad, we went out of our way to restore some faith in humanity for them. The long and the short of it, was we got them a gift, they seemed really overwhelmed and we we make sure all the parks and resorts we visit from now will get glowing feedback about the great employees and bring joy to our loves, and make sure we so them extra respect and help them out when ever we can to show guest aren't all a holes. smiley1.gif Key point, kind people going about their jobs asking only for a little respect damned well deserve it. I guess we all forget that sometimes.

    • 4 years ago

      MCPOLeigh116 Marmalised

      It's over, all the project work, course work, lectures... It's all over... What do people do when they aren't under a pile of work> I forget smiley4.gif

      Oh and yeah Happy Birthday to Rooster Teeth too.

    • 4 years ago

      MCPOLeigh116 Marmalised

      Chilling out in a lab at 1:20 am, dat final year project deadline yo smiley4.gif

    • I think the weather broke

      4 years ago

      MCPOLeigh116 Marmalised

      Came home whilst looking at the bright blue sky overhead with the sun-shining through the window, with the darkest clouds I have seen in a long while just off the left whilst it rained, snowed slightly and hailed all simultaneously before stopping after only a few minutes. I can only assume the weather Pokemon Groudon and Kyoge where going at it some where, or some one broke the sky.

  • Comments (15)

    • Its_Julius Shinigami

      3 years ago

      How in the absolute hell were we not friends here yet?

    • Austin0434

      4 years ago

      How are you

      • Austin0434

        4 years ago

        don't be

      • MCPOLeigh116 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Marmalised

        4 years ago

        Sorry buddy. smiley2.gif

      • Austin0434

        4 years ago

        I understand

      • MCPOLeigh116 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Marmalised

        4 years ago

        Got like 0 free time to read anything in length right now :/

      • Austin0434

        4 years ago

        I can send to you if you want

      • MCPOLeigh116 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Marmalised

        4 years ago

        Fair enough

      • Austin0434

        4 years ago

        Sorry I took me while to type a good story

      • Austin0434

        4 years ago

        Coming up a good story of how I am a Noseferatu. amusing this one person and me at the same time

      • MCPOLeigh116 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Marmalised

        4 years ago

        I'm good thanks, just sitting in a revision lecture right now. You?

    • MicroSuede FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day! :)

      • MCPOLeigh116 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Marmalised

        4 years ago

        Thank you very much! smiley1.gif

    • sorocoroto

      5 years ago

      Dude, thanks for being a friend! Hopefully everything is going well!

      • MCPOLeigh116 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Marmalised

        5 years ago

        Thanks man smiley1.gif Thank you too. Things aren't all that bad right now, just laying listening to the winds tearing through things outside which is part relaxing, part worrying. smiley4.gif Hope all is great with you! smiley0.gif

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