Hopefully around August I should be moving. I'm just looking around for a flat right now.
I know what you mean with the excess chilling haha - I am like that too, I need a job and a new routine so that I can get out of this rut i'm in - even though i've been studying i've been unemployed for so long i've forgotten what it's like to work and cannot wait to get a routine and get myself out an about. Hopefully things will work out for the best in Glasgow!
Thank you! I'm not sure where the Ph.d will be at, I would prefer Aberdeen but you never know, I may not want to leave Glasgow when i'm there! hee hee. I'll just have to apply to several places and see where is willing (if any) to take me. ha ha.
Precisely. I do enjoy studying but I need to be working, i'm not getting any younger! ha ha ha! The Ph.D in Clinical Psychology is idea as it is like an apprenticeship almost, you know, training on the job sort of thing. I really hope I get in but no big deal if not I guess, will just have to go for something else.
I know how you feel, as regards to the job situ that is - I have applied for tons and not heard back a thing, if I have it is rejection, ugh! Even voluntary stuff i'm having no luck with ha ha. You can imagine what that does to one's confidence levels when voluntary organisations aren't even getting in touch ha ha ha.
Never mind, i'm sure something will turn up at some point.
Glasgow is still on the cards, if I do move there it will be in August/September as that is when the course starts. I'm really looking forward to that, there's so much to do in Glasgow and flats are very affordable compared with Aberdeen, ha ha.
Other than that, there really isn't a great deal going on with me. Hopefully that will change when I move to Glasgow. :P
Thurso, cool.. Great surf there if you're into that! Good luck with the interview! :)
Hey Andrew! Congratulations on getting the Ph.D (recently?) ! I'm just starting college, but I'm aiming for a Ph.D, too, in neuroscience. I believe brain chips, which will allow humans to rapidly process information from the internet, will spell the doom of religious thinking (not the end of creative, spiritual thinking necessarily, and such vast knowledge could even deepen and enhance such experiences). I want to play a part of this transhumanism.
... Which reminds me; I wonder what Sam Harris is doing with his degree in neuroscience...
Anyways, I just wanted to stop by and awe at your Ph.D-ness! :>
Yes, i like percussion - i play the glockenspiel a little ha ha, or i try at least! I think that the drums would be a great instrument to play once you know how, it just looks like so much fun to me ha ha. I'm also currently learning piano, which i'm loving. I really want to learn the flute or piccolo too. So many instruments i'd love to play really - shame about lack of time to master them! hee hee!!
I sing quite a few different genres generally - pop, classical, soul, folk, country and musical theatre. I dislike jazz as i do not feel that it suits me and i don't really feel connected to the music like other music. I do like to listen to a good jazz singer though - one of the women in my singing school is a great jazz singer and i like to listen to her. Last night though, i did three songs - one classical/folk song by Hayley Westenra called 'prayer' and the other two were 'the first time ever i saw your face' originally done by Roberta Flack (well, not originally, it was actually originally done by ewan mcall but roberta flack is more known) but i was singing the celine dion version as that is my favourite. I also did 'think twice' - another Celine Dion song hee hee.
I'll be doing my post grad studies too - in psychology. I really like Glasgow, it's a nice city - has a bit of a bad rep but it is completely undeserved. I like that it is much closer to London than here - so great for the theatre and museums and also, it is only 4 hours from where i live in Scotland so it is nice and central. Last night i had a singing gig - i was so nervous as it is the first i have done in years and my voice was shaking uncontrollably - how annoying. I'll have to do them more often so that i can gain enough confidence to lose the shake. Grr!!
Oh right - that's a pity, i won't be able to attend this year. I wish they would do something around April or something. That would be convenient for me ha ha!! I'm still back in Scotland - might be moving to Glasgow in September, or maybe even London again but it's looking more like Glasgow, much more convenient for me there anyway.
ha ha ha, i must say i agree with you on Anne Widdecombe....i hate that woman!! ha ha!
Oh yes, it was between Hume and Smith for me - had to go with Smith since i feel he has had a larger impact on the world. I was annoyed that the Geologists, James Hutton and Charles Lyell were not on that list though! There was a people's choice vote and i voted for Lyell but he was still not nominated!! grr! Never mind!
Oh, i was going to say - have you heard of the greatest scot thing being done by STV? You should vote! There is a shortlist of about 30 people - voting is from now until later in the month, i don't remember the exact date but anyone can vote! :) http://scotland.stv.tv/greatest-scot I chose Adam Smith because, well - he's the father of economics! ha ha ha!
I know that feelings all too well - both the living with the folks until being able to afford your own place and building up a sizeable 'to read' list ha ha. I have over 100 on mine at the mo!! hee hee!! Oh, i finally found the debate on youtube - it was interesting, although nowhere near long enough and a rather silly motion really, but oh how i love to listen to both Fry and Hitchens talk! ha ha!! Here is the link if you would like to watch - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvZz_pxZ2lw&feature=related Enjoy!
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