Yeah, I am currently suffering from a real lack of focus and motivation - getting back into a routine and (more importantly) would be good, as would actually being engaged in something productive. The money would be helpful, too. Very helpful.
Glasgow does sound like it should be good. I hope it all works out.
Hi. Things are, well, meh. At the moment I am trying to get a job (still!) and am waiting for my viva (still!) so that I can finally have my PhD out of the way, or at least know how much work I need to do to get it dealt with once and for all! I have actually got one interview at the end of the month, for a job in Thurso, and I've found another couple of positions to apply for.
Apart from that nothing has changed.
How about you? What's going on in your world? Did you end up moving to Glasgow, and where are you based now?
I did go to the atheist christmas thingy, it was brilliant. I went on a different night to the one they filmed, in a smaller venue, but it was still very enjoyable. A couple of friends and I made a bit of a day of it and also went to see Inherit the Wind performed at the Old Vic theatre, which was also very good.
Just reread my last message: "I haven't done much musical"..... what kind of a sentence is that!
Solo singing.... that does sound a bit nerve-racking. I used to sing a bit when I was at school, but only ever as part of a very large choir! I play the trumpet/cornet, though I admit that they haven't come out of their cases for some time now. It was never a conscious choice to give up playing, I just got distracted by other things. Like my PhD! I really need to be in a group of some kind to motivate myself to play. I also used to play the piano a little, but that was a long time ago. Lately I've become fascinated by percussion, maybe I'll give that a try!
Yeah, it's a good location, and there's plenty going on in Glasgow itself. What sort of singing were you doing? Sounds like fun (I hope the shaking stops!). I haven't done much musical for some time, I do miss it at times.
Did you hear that those Godless christmas shows are running again this year?
Some friends and I managed to get some tickets pretty early on, don't know if there are any left.
Also, depends where you live now!
Lucy, at your suggestion I went to vote for the greatest Scot.
From the 35 on the short list I chose James Clerk Maxwell, a truly eminent theoretical physicist who created the theory of electromagnetic radiation that has been so important for the world.
But I would have liked to see THOMAS AIKENHEAD on the list.
He was executed under the blasphemy laws on 8 January 1697 for being an outspoken atheist and student at the University of Edinburgh. His insight at seeing religion and God and gods as constituting nothing but an enormous fraud at that terrible time of religious and atheist persecution is to be never forgotten and forever admired.
No, I didn't see the debate... as Ian says in the comment below, I'm sure you can find it online somewhere.
Glad to hear you're doing well. At the moment I'm mainly looking for a job, which is not much fun, though I now have plenty of time to catch up on all the reading I've been missing out on over the last 6 months or so (I'd been building up a substantial 'to read' pile, and am now rapidly working my way through it). I'm living at my parents house at the moment, until I can get a job and afford to pay rent!
Hey, thanks. It was a long hard slog but I finally got it finished. Well, sort of. I still have to have a viva, which will be at some point in the next month or so. Then it will be over. Well, unless I have to make corrections.... but anyway, now I can get on with my life. So, how are you?