Friday, April 28, 2006

First Year Finished!

Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy! Today in the city of Dublin, I completed my first year in college. Well, except for the exams, which are just three weeks away, but we'll not worry about them just yet.

Today was the essay deadline for my final two essays - as you're probably fed up reading about. And one essay had to be done. So yesterday I did try to get it done as quickly as possible, but with classes, trips to the library, the preaching competition (for which you'll find an interesting reflection on Adrian's bebo site), it wasn't getting much progress.

In college there's also a bit of a tradition built up that we head out to McDonald's occasionally for a McFlurry, and when Clare announced that Curly Fries were back on the menu, well, we simply had to go! But so as to not completely ruin my evening's work, we waited until after I had done a good two hour's work (and about 1000 words). So off we went to McDonald's - our closest being at Nutgrove shopping centre, 1 kilometre away.

Now, I don't know what you'll make of this, but I really enjoy mixing my Curly Fries and McFlurry - dipping the fries in the ice cream. Last night over dinner I was called a 'dirty minger' for even thinking about it, but I like it... I'm not sure why it's so good - is it because it's two really nice things (chips and ice cream) combined? Is it because it's the contrast between hot and cold? Is it the contrast between salty and sweet? I'm not sure. But try it!

Anyways, I digress (as I make myself hungry at the same time...). The point of the posting is the essays... We got back to college again at about 10.30pm, and it was straight back to work at the computer. And so, at 1am, I eventually got finished!

Today, then, was our final day of term for the first year, with the usual Church History and Systematics classes. But it also is the start of our Community Weekend, when the student's families all come down to stay over for the weekend, as a sort of party before the hard work for the exams starts. And the weather was fantastic! We had a barbecue out on the front lawn this evening, before a table quiz thing. Now I'm getting tired...!


  1. Dirty Minger

  2. It's not understandable at all!! its revolting!!!
    you are one dirty minger!!!
    Lyns. xo

  3. don't make are not a dirty minger for eating curly fries + mcflurry or i would be too, since i joined you in that most delicious of pastimes here in college....alas...i'm afraid Gary...YOU ARE JUST A DIRTY MINGER!!!

  4. I am not a dirty minger!!!

  5. Actually, now that I think on it, the other Claire called me a dirty minger too, during the dessert on Saturday night. The reason? For putting melted chocolate over profiteroles, ice cream and fruit salad!