November In Review

Another month come and gone, can you believe it?

Monday was my last proper university lecture for the term, but I have to crunch down on a literature review, essay and practice grant proposal by the middle of next month.

November was a big month for gigs. First, I saw Rise Against in London. I originally wasn’t planning on going, but couldn’t resist hen my friend Michael offered me his spare ticket! It was an amazing time and so good to see Michael again. You can read more about it here (at the bottom of the post).

Later in the month, I went to two dates of Enter Shikari’s tour for their new album The Spark. First up was Brighton with my roommate Diego and my friend Anthony. We had a few drinks (okay, maybe a bit more than a few) at the pub I work at before walking to the venue by the seafront. I was really satisfied with the size of the venue: not too big, but not too small. We all had a good time jumping around, singing along and sweating out our body weight in alcohol. A few days later I want to Alexandra Palace in London (Diego was meant to go but a combination of eating expired salmon and drinking made him fall ill) and met up with a few friends there. It was such a different atmosphere from Brighton with a crowd twice as large, but it was still fun! It was great to meet people I’ve been talking to online for the better part of a year at the show of a band that brought us together.

Last month, I started a cleaning job on campus that was every weekday from 4AM-8AM. Predictably, that didn’t last long. I’m most productive for university in the mornings (my perfect day starts at 7:30AM and I’m starting university work by 9AM) and working threw a wrench in that, so I quit. Fortunately a week later, I got a new job at a pub called The Queens Head close to the Brighton train station (about a half hour commute from my house). We don’t serve food and nobody really orders cocktails, so I just pretty much pour beer and make mixed drinks all night. Additionally, we have a cleaning crew on hire to do the deeper cleaning overnight, so our cleaning is minimal. The pub is quite small so there’s only less than ten of us employed there, with no more than three working at a time. All my coworkers are great and welcoming and I fit right in!

Next month, I’ll be crunching down on coursework before heading to Egypt for ten days!

What I’m listening to: No Control by Bad Religion, The Process of Belief by Bad Religion, For Blood and Empire by Anti-Flag, Dua Lipa by Dua Lipa, Good Girl Gone Bad by Rihanna

What I’m watching: The Departed, Now You See Me, Now You See Me 2, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (seasons 4-5)

What I’m reading: How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything by Mike Berners-Lee, Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

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