At the beginning of the summer holiday, I found a box in my yard. A blue box. A big blue box with cream white windows and the words “POLICE BOX” written across the top. A man wearing a bow tie opened the door and grinned at me. He didn’t even need to ask. I stepped into the TARDIS and let the Doctor whisk me away.
For six weeks.
I’m leaving this summer holiday feeling like I’ve just travelled through time and space. I broke the laws of time by going through six weeks in a matter of what feels like just a single week. So that’s why I had the anecdote at the beginning. Sorry if I got your hopes up.
Today was spent finishing off my summer homework and preparing for tomorrow. I packed everything, since I didn’t know the timetable. At the end, I lifted up my school bag and thought, “Hello again, my old friend the ridiculously heavy bag.” I also spent it watching about ten episodes of the Big Bang Theory (Season 5) since I got it on my birthday. Watching the consequences of Amy’s date for Sheldon unfold really tickles my funny bone (Super Mario Bros. Theme Tune, strawberry milkshake, then the highlight: spaghetti with little hot dogs cut up in it — if you’re a Big Bang Theory fan, this should be your first meal at university (if you do go); if you’re a Doctor Who fan…fish fingers and custard)!
There are of course, the obvious worries about going back to school: this year promises to be chock-a-block with exams and controlled assessments and difficult stuff to learn; it’s going to be too close for comfort going back to school right after spending your summer chilling out and doing nothing; and if you haven’t seen some of your friends over the summer, you feel a tad strange about meeting them again (although this feeling disappears abruptly as soon as you do meet them).
But there are also the positives: you get to be with your favourite teachers again, be they jumpy and good-tempered, or insane yet intelligent with the mentality of a five-year-old; you get to meet the friends you’ve missed over the summer; and some people (like me) just like going to school because it keeps them busy and they feel totally unequipped without a rucksack over their shoulders.
But school will also mean less blogging, as I have done so much of over the summer that it’s perhaps bordering on obsession. But I enjoy it, so it doesn’t mean that I’m not going to blog any more. Far from it, I’m still going to blog as much as I can, as long as my homework and revision and other stuff are in control.
Live long and prosper, everyone! 😀
If I found myself feeling insane, courageous, or under the influence of Red Bull, these are the top five things I would do.
- Walk around town or down a crowded street wearing a Soundtrack T-Shirt, playing The Imperial March, Walking On Sunshine, a video game tune (like Super Mario Bros.) or some other equally embarassing and head-turning tune (thanks to Raj for the inspiration).
- Enter my Pin Number into an ATM, but shout out the wrong digits to baffle the people behind me (thanks to Michael McIntyre for the inspiration).
- Pose completely still in a shop window, like a shop dummy, and then scare people as they walk by (thanks to Miranda [Hart] for the inspiration).
- Have somebody call my Nokia phone so that it can play the ringtone out loud, and then I can yell, “HELLO!…WHAT?…NO, I’M IN A ____!…NO, IT’S RUBBISH!…ALRIGHT!…CIAO!” (thanks to Dom Joly from Trigger Happy TV for the inspiration).
- While somebody is choosing over which biscuits to buy, control two monkey puppets who look over the aisle at them and say, “Jammy. Jammy Jammy,” and “Toffee! Toffee Toffee!” (thanks to the epic Jammy Dodger ads for the inspiration).
Live long and prosper! 😀
I’m so, so sorry! I should’ve posted these last weekend! Here are the answers to the last Big Bang Theory Quiz. There will be another one in the next couple of days.
- Any two from: Raj, Howard’s Mother, Stephen Hawking
- “Little” Lalita Gupta
- (Peppermint) Schnapps
- The Muppets!
- Slim Jims
- Angelo (it has ‘angel’ and ‘jell-o’ in it)
- The Manhattan Project (except for Zazzles, who was named that “cos he’s so…ZAZZY!”)
- Dennis Kim
- Two of Hearts
- By pointing out that Raj is drinking non-alcoholic beer.
- A video of a Stephen Hawking lecture while he was at MIT (before he became a creepy computer voice)
- The lamb kebab
- Kripke put helium in his office (then played the interview to the university cafeteria)
- A huge painting/portrait of the two of them (where Penny looks like a transvestite)
- Super Mario Bros. Theme Tune and spaghetti with little hot dogs cut up in it.
- Playing doctor…Star Trek style
- (In a shed) during a paintball match
- Vegas, baby!
- He’s locked out of his apartment (he left his keys in the bowl and Penny left her spare key in their apartment)
- A laser
- Liquid nitrogen (and a hammer)
- Loop quantum gravity
- Dumbass (accept ‘dummy’)