day 27: temptation
On Tuesday I travelled to England to hand in my MSc dissertation. And that’s what I did yesterday. I spent all morning changing things around, printing the 200 pages twice (300 pages in total, because I printed the code double-sided) and then I had to bind the two copies at the school office with a ring binding machine. It took me half an hour, because it was such a thick stack of paper! In the end I managed to get it all done and hand it in. And now, I’m free! And I even had a celebratory Bacardi and cranberry juice last night.
After handing in I walked around the Sussex uni campus and although it doesn’t seem like this, things do seem to change. I wanted to go to a shop in Bramber house and was heading right for the side door to the post office and the shop … and there was just a plain brick wall! Apparently they put a Co-op in the building instead of the grubby overpriced little shop that used to be there when I used to live on campus. And they got rid of the side entrance in the process. So after I bought myself a buy-1-get-1-free deal of gummibear packs – I have to admit that I’m totally addicted to those – I walked around taking pictures. Suddenly I started feeling melancholic since I realised that it’s probably going to be the last time that I’d take pictures there. As usual I failed at trying to find the “Boundary walk” which is supposed to be a path where you can walk all around campus. Instead I ended up near the cancer research buildings and I felt like I was sneaking around people’s backyards again. That seems to be one of my hobbies lately.
Yesterday’s picture was taken in Chichester 1 which is one of the informatics buildings. There are labs on the ground floor and also upstairs and in places it has a really sinister feel to it, especially late at night. However, informatics students basically live in the labs and sometimes you run into a girl at 1am brushing her teeth in the ladies bathroom which makes it less creepy. At night I probably wouldn’t be brave enough to turn of the light, but during the day I always felt the temptation of turning it off, just to see how dark it really would become. Let’s just say, I quickly turned it on again and ran for the hills, since it got so dark that I have to assume that I turned off the light in one of the research labs too … oops.