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Cambridge parties [Sep. 19th, 2003|11:04 pm]
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Tonight I went to a party for new Cambridge students in my area, organised by the local branch of the Cambridge Society - not that I knew about it at all until a friend starting at Caius asked me if I was going... It could not have been said to be a huge degree of fun (given the exceedingly low likelihood of meeting anyone doing the same course at the same college (two other engineers and one other THian), and the fact that everyone else was revolving from one knot of people to another at gas-turbine speeds made any conversation altogether rather brief; and I don't like parties much, anyway :p), with one exception. I coalesced with yet another small group, quickly ascertained from their namebadges that they were Trinity mathma students, and was about three words through an introduction along the lines of, "No, I'm not going to the same college as you, and have resigned myself to spending the next four years explaining the same to all and sundry," when one of them asked if I had been on a Gap year. I was confused, and wondered how it could be so obvious, but was even more flummoxed when he then asked if I had been to the UKMT maths training session at Birmingham four years previously. It was, of course, almost_nobody and Jenny, who were attending the Surrey party as well as the London one (honestly!), who had recognised me straight away. Oh well, never mind - I'm sure I'll live it down eventually...

In other news: I have a job! In a tea shoppe in my village, unfortunately not making sandwiches (yet :P), and not earning terribly much, either, but it'll do to be going on with, at least.
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