Archive for May, 2008

Rhianna Page

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Last Monday was the one year anniversary of Rhianna Page’s death.  Rhi was a student at Landau Forte College in the year above me.  I knew her from hanging around with her in a group of mutual friends at the square, walking back home through Morley with her, and her supporting The Lowlifes before we quietly faded into the background.

I’m not going to pretend that she was my best mate, that I think about her every day, or that I presume to know what she’d want people to do now she’s gone, because frankly I think all those things are an insult to her memory… although clearly she touched the lives of many people.  What I will say is that she was an immensely likable, gentle but fun girl of wholesome character, without whom the world is a slightly darker place. (more…)

The truth about sleeping patterns

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Jeremy needs sleep

A couple of weeks ago I promised to myself that I would stay awake until my I.T. coursework was finished.  I ended up working from 6 p.m. , way past midnight, had a break for some munchies about 4 a.m., ran a final spell-check at about 9.30 a.m., printed it, and was in college for 10.30 a.m.  I had a 10 minute nap during a free in the afternoon, was rudely awakened by the head of year, and remained awake until 9.30 p.m.  All in all I was awake for around 38 hours.  Why wasn’t I tired? (more…)