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This has been one busy week! Monday I was swamped with getting all of my uni work organised in an effort to make an attempt at finishing it. It started off as a nice day because I think when the sun is out during Winter time I dunno it just feels…epic, I can’t really explain it because I feel sad at the same time yet happy.
I spent all monday smashing through my first research paper & got it completed on time, amazing right?! I’m the sort of person which makes everyone who is a “time freak” nervous, I leave everything until the last minute and get everything finished within one 24 hour period and I’m convinced my best work comes out then.
Bryony’s photography exhibition opened this week & I’m really proud of what she managed to do, some really awesome work! Seriously if you are around Bolton near Market Place Shopping Centre at all before christmas you should head up there, grab yourself a Starbucks and go & check out the work. Although say for an unwanted guest it has been an awesome exhibition…I’m saying awesome a lot this post.
Right now I’m trying to get as much of my to do list finished as I can, I’m about halfway through my final two papers and then that is it for christmas! Rock on!
I’m gonna spend hours on this site.
Wow! November went quick! It feels like it was only last week that I was in Piccadilly Gardens with the Manchester Anonymous collective. For those of you who didn’t hear, AnonManchester was there on 5 November.
What have I been up to? Well I’ve been the busiest I have been in quite a while. My university assignments are mounting up (and are all due in within 2 weeks), we are going ahead with the formation of Potion Forest LLP (all very exciting), and Squidwolf Syndicate’s hosting customers are steadily coming in.
Transforming Experience II was deployed, albeit almost two weeks late. As for Indigo House well it is now just me & Bryony, Matt left at the beginning of November and moved back in to his mother’s house. This is a strain on bills but Matt has agreed to still pay his share.
I saw Catching Fire this week at the midnight premiere in Bolton with Bryony, Lydia, and Matt. It was AMAZING!!! Seriously if you haven’t seen it then go watch…go watch NOW!
What is coming up
Christmas! Obviously… Bryony is going to be with me this year with my parents & my grandmother. It doesn’t just stop there though since we will be all over the place in the space of a week going to Hebden Bridge, back to Bolton, to Manchester for Christmas Day, then down to Redding for New Year. A lot of people to visit in a short space of time.
People I want to see before the end of the year
Hopefully Soffi will get some leave & will be able to hang out in Bolton before Christmas but it is looking slim, I haven’t heard from her in a while; same goes for Hollie.
I really didn’t want to edit this video but I’m glad I did. I came up with a plan that I should edit one minute of footage an evening until it is done but I went on a roll and ended up finishing the whole thing, I hope you like it!
I got contacted by someone on Facebook asking me to add them to my friends list (people who aren’t friends of friends can’t be on my friends list, only follow me). I realised that this was a spam bot data mining account thingy but rather than just block them, I decided to have a little fun…
At this point I was smiling with excitement. I posted a status update requesting people to suggest questions to ask him/it:
Louise Desilus posted a few questions that I asked him but then Luke Orrey (a player on Squidwolf Minecraft) offloaded about 60 questions into the comments thread:
Too many to get in one screen capture, anywho:
He then asks me for my phone number. So…naturally I type “FBI Phone Number” into Google and send him that…
I didn’t think he would be stupid enough to give me is actual number but he did, so I posted it publicly on my Facebook Wall.
At this point I am just stalling since I have nothing else to keep him talking with.
He finally decided to Google the number I save him and sure enough he found out where I got it….he then BLOCKED ME!
I must be the first person ever to be blocked by a spammer.
I hope you enjoyed this little story.
PS: Be sure to share your similar stories with me!
Soooo the rant, eh? What is this all about? Well firstly before you read on I’d like to direct your attention to my last proper journal post I did which was basically a rant in itself and this post isn’t going to be any different. Click Here to read it then come back.
To really quantify where I am going with this rant you first need a little background to the whole thing. It all started when I met a girl called Stephanie Caine back when I was a fresher at University of Bolton. She was living in the same flat as my, now girlfriend, Bryony Harwood. At first she was nice, we got along really well as a trio but then things took a turn. Back then I didn’t handle my finances very well which resulted in Bryony needing to bail me out, I have since paid her back. But at the same time Steph also ran out of money so Bryony was buying her food for a while (as you can see in the other post). The stink of it was that Steph didn’t and still hasn’t paid Bryony back for any of it. She has done this not once, not twice, but three times. The only sort of financial reimbursement Steph has given Bryony is a snidey £60.
Steph seems to be very good at playing the ignorant twat as whenever we bring this up she does this weird face and looks up as if to think “hmm, do I really owe you money?” …yes Steph, yes you do.
For the unaware, Indigo House is what we have named our first Student House. So on to the second round of twatbaggery? Ok here we go!…
Against what should have been better judgement, Steph moved in with us to our first shared student house. And within a month and a half, she had ran out of money again. Not only that but she managed to sweet-talk her way into going to West Yorkshire with Bryony to her stepmother’s house for christmas and didn’t offer to pay her away at all, not even a christmas card.
New Year arrived and this is when Bryony had given up hoping for any sort of money payback, so she had settled on the amount of £60 with Steph.
January arrived and as if she had never seen a fireplace before Steph began to turn on the fireplace in the living room at fullblast for basically what could be considered two weeks. This resulted in a huge £90 excess on the gas bill which should have been paid entirely by Steph but we knew she would throw a hissy fit so we all chipped in. The biggest deal of it was the fact that she would sit directly in front of the fireplace so non of the heat reached anyone else in the room.
The final straw was when she had been planning to move out for ages but dropped the bombshell on us in front of the landlord, see other post for details.
That is it, rant over.
This evening, our landlord came over to collect rent; should have been a normal meeting albeit a little awkward since our housemate Steph has basically been MIA since last month after getting with her boyfriend. Yes, she does seem to be acting like that girl, ya know the one who forgets her ‘friends’ (yes, it is deliberately in quotations to which I’ll get to) when she has a new boyfriend. I have noticed a pattern of this over the past few months with the different guys she has tried to get with, one of the primary criteria for finding a new boyfriend appears to be who will spend the most money on her; draw your own conclusion.
Anywho, back to this evening. So I was in the middle of a race on Blur (awesome game) when Raj (our landlord) knocks at the door, sadly I couldn’t finish the race as I threw down the controller. So Raj walks in & sits down as he gets his rent book out so I say I’ll go & call Steph from her room (today will be the first time I’ve seen her in over a month). Raj takes our rent & asks about when we will be able to pay the next lot for next year….here is the fun bit. Steph pipes up & says “Oh I won’t be here next year but these guys don’t know yet”….I’m standing right here.
So Raj looks at her in shock and then looks at me, I look at Steph; stunned. We say nothing to each other until Raj leaves. On his way out he says quietly to me “Jesus Christ”, in a non-spoken agreement that what she just did is absolutely ridiculous, disrespectful, and pathetic.
When Raj leaves Steph tries to make a quick & quiet exit by not talking to me and heading straight upstairs as she always does due to the fact that she can’t handle any form of confrontation even though in most situations she is the root cause of the whole thing. So I shout her & she replies with the self-defensive yes that she does when she thinks an argument is about to break-out in an effort to strike first.
I ask her to come downstairs to explain herself, I’m still stunned at the point and have opted to stay this way so I don’t rip her fucking head off, we have let so much go in the past what with bailing her out three fucking semesters in a row when she has spent all of her student loan on god know’s what and never offered to pay it back…this is the biggest reason for us resenting her in the first place but we have tried to cover up this and we have kinda accepted that due to the fact that she is so fucking selfish we won’t be seeing any of it back.
Shortfall of money left by Steph (conservative) First One
Estimated average living costs of £30.00 a week
Mid-November 2011 to first week of January 2012
Calculated pay back: £210.00
third week of March to second week of April 2012
Calculated pay back: £120.00
second week of June to third week of July 2012
Calculated pay back: £180.
Shortfall of money left by Steph (conservative) Year Two
I should note that Steph did pay £90.00 back. Bryony and Steph agreed that she should pay back £50.00 for food, she also owed money to Bryony as she got £30.00 to live off over new year so I’ll subtract this from my calculations.
Mid-November 2012 to first week of January 2013
Calculated pay back: £120.00 (£90 factored in)
I should also mention that Bryony took Steph to her stepmother’s house for christmas. Her stepmum bought her a boatload of christmas presents, as did Bryony; this is how it is repaid.
Anywho, back to the delightful story. We walk into the living room and I ask what was all that about & she informs me that she is going to move back into Halls with ‘friends’. So I ask why & she says it just isn’t working out (I am not showing I am angry with her btw) and I bring up the fact that she should have probably told her this earlier & she said “I just feels awkward”.
YES IT DOES FEEL FUCKING AWKWARD!!!!! YOU HAVE MADE IT AWKWARD!!!! You seem to create scenarios in your own head in which we are ignoring you or doing something to you and you then reinforce this with your own paranoia and come to the conclusion that it is our fault. If you would just start talking to people about problems you have with them instead of just hiding away then you wouldn’t end up in this sort of situation.
So after everything we have done for you which includes putting ourselves in financial hardship because you are too irresponsible to handle your own money (Over £6,000 a year + Scholarship + Bursary) and then not pay Bryony back, then yell at us because you broke up with your boyfriend; feel bad about it and then get moody and storm up to your bedroom when we ask why you haven’t done your washing up…then you pull this fucking stunt.
Turns out breaking up with Josh was a good thing in the end because I actually like Rob, but anywho.
Yes I am realising this blog post has gone from a story to me talking directly to Steph.
Urgh, I’m done. You are the most selfish person I have ever met & I’m done with you. Goodbye.
Note: To my friends who read this, please don’t go after Steph. This is between housemates so no hacking or any shit like that, regardless of how enjoyable it might be.