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2001

A busy few days. With

A busy few days. With Emily and Garan, we raced in the Robinson Head on Friday and came a respectable 4th. As expected, the race gave us a good measure against the other crews, although there was quite a margin between us and the leaders. Sadly the second and third boats both had to scratch due to lack of crew members.

Today was Pembroke Regatta and good fun at that. We easily beat Christs in the first round and came against Caius in the next. Coming under the railway bridge, we clashed blades as Caius came off their station and due to an incompetant marshal, a re-row was required. A good race ensued and we lead to the line, whereupon Caius managed a last few good strokes and won by a bow-ball. 1st and 3rd proceeded to beat Caius by a similar margin. These good results show a lot of promise. The 1st women easily won, and look set to do very well in the Lents.

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Well I have been busy.

Well I have been busy. The river has been flooding again, and the red flag means that there's no rowing at the moment. Got a couple of sneaking outings out at the weekend, which was good. Looking forward to the Robinson Head and Pembroke Regatta this weekend. Finally got the Mens Head entry off today, which is good. Chris Rodrigues is getting back to me soon as well...

St Rhadegunds day on Sunday was fun, with a formal hall with the misfits. Carnage as expected.

My presentation went fine, and I'm looking to start my dissertation pretty soon now. Loads of supervisions in the past couple of days leave me with a fairly free timetable for the time being, which is good.

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Not the best of weather

Not the best of weather for an early morning this morning, but at least when you're coaching it's not so bad. The second boat is looking pretty good, and is set to get better...

I've heard from Arthur Anderson regarding my UK tax return. They're going to give me an idea of how much US tax I'm going to have to pay, which I think will make things easier..

I'm now about to start on my progress report for my project, having just satisfied a curiosity about the origins port and starboard (nautical terms and phrases).

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Again a bit of a

Again a bit of a poor show on the blog front. I've just spent a while getting webcam.formalhall.com to archive every five minutes. Probably something to look back at.

The weekend came and went. Good fun curry at the Bengal on Saturday and a veritable night of alcohol consumption followed. Woke up on Sunday morning with an awful hangover and food poisoning. Sick all day long.

Circuits yesterday followed by my first run of the term has left my body aching. But I'm feeling pretty fit all the same. Going out for dinner with Lauren tonight to celebrate our two-year anniversary (yesterday).

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Good meal at the Dome

Good meal at the Dome as always. Seems Ed Pain wants to row this term. Timely as always, but certainly an asset.

I've had a thorough overhaul of formalhall.com this evening. It's in a far more manageable state now. Just need to get some more pictures coming in...

Not wanting to get behind again, I've just made the trivial purchase of apoakley.com. I'm sure it'll be useful one day...

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My entire day yesterday seemed

My entire day yesterday seemed to revolve around a the certain 7 minutes of my erg test. A result of 6:47 represents a PB, and I'm quite happy.

As I sit here now trying to organise seat racing for tomorrow, I'm once again slightly concerned that people aren't going to be entirely reliable in turning up tomorrow.

Planning to watch Apollo 13 starting in about 10 minutes. A good film as I recall.

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I've been a bit quiet

I've been a bit quiet on the blog from recently.

Tuesday night was Bob's "birthday", and a thoroughly entertaining evening. Just formal hall, the bar and plenty of alcohol.

On the rowing front, everyone seems to be getting injured or ill, which is bad. Everyone is doing an erg tests, and the results range from scarily pleasing to outright disgraceful. James got 6:50 which is certainly setting a standard for me to follow. Denis was at a wine tasting last night, and plans to his today as well.

I've got loads done on my project in the past couple of days and I think I'll be looking to start writing it up fairly soon.

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The outing went well this

The outing went well this morning. Had a good breakfast in caff and lectures. It seems that Ross Anderson is still ill, so we've still not started Security.

Watched Neighbours over lunch for the first time in months, nice to see not much has changed there...

Off to circuits in a moment, but I think tomorrow I will go and buy a scanner. Impulse buy.

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Seems the CUDN has been

Seems the CUDN has been locked down to outside ftp access. A quick workaround still allows be to write my thoughts...

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Sent an e-mail to the

Sent an e-mail to the formidable Chris Rodrigues about Mays coaching this evening. Yet to hear back.

Off to bed now to prepare for the week of early morning ahead...