John C. Kirk (johnckirk) wrote,
John C. Kirk

Yesterday (Wednesday) was fairly quiet - main event was the research seminar in the afternoon. That was quite interesting, as it was a multimedia presentation, so we had sound effects, clips from Disney films, etc. To think we had to get by with blackboards in the days before Powerpoint :)

Today has been a bit more busy. Had Sky installed, so I got a call from the installation guy this morning, at about 9:30. He said "I should be there between 12 and 4. I'll try to be earlier, but I may be a bit later." So, anytime today would be good, then... Anyway, he turned up at about 4:15 - pretty enthusiastic, and he got the dish set up etc.

Once that was done, I had to dash off, to get to the ballroom dancing class. I was a bit nervous about it - new activity, with new people. But I stopped off at the ICSF library on the way, to exchange a few items with people, then I bumped into Richard (from ICSF) outside the JCR, so it was good to see some familiar faces. It's odd, but I think I've spent more time at Imperial than I have at Kings so far... That's one reason I chose to do the dancing there - the other reason is that the website for the Kings dance society is a bit limited, compared to the Imperial one. Anyway, the class was fun - I didn't have any trouble with the actual steps involved, although I got a bit confused trying to remember the entire sequence all at once. Anyway, should be easier next week. The teacher may even learn my name, rather than calling me "New Boy" :) (That said, there are 3 Hannahs in the class, so two of them are referred to as "medic" and "lawyer"...)

Once I got back, slobbed in front of the TV for a while, investigating the new channels. Then spent the next couple of hours unplugging everything, and reconnecting it! The reason for this is that we have a DVD, VCR, and computer already connected to the TV, so adding the Sky box meant we ran out of sockets. The solution was to connect the Sky box to the VCR instead, so you now have to use 3 different remote controls in order to watch any Sky channels, but at least it works.

I've also continued exploring the extras on the "Beauty and the Beast" DVDs - some interesting stuff there. One of the extras is a pop video for a new version of the main song by Jump 5. The first time I heard it, I really didn't like it - it's about twice as fast as the original version, and my initial reaction was "Aargh, they've butchered it!" However, it has grown on me over the last couple of days, so I've been humming it to myself today.
Tags: dancing, disney, music, postgrad, tv

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