Blimey, I really have a thing for wordy titles…
So the last time I was active on the ‘Spill, I posted a Miscellany whining about being dumped, did the ‘Spill game and as a result promised to unleash the more leftfield aspects of my CD collection on Pairubu, did another Miscellany announcing my imminent departure for a weekend in London and disappeared into the ether again… Amylee asked me on Facebook for a catching-up session in this week’s Miscellany, so here goes!
So in early June punkina ditched me, I got ragingly drunk, melted down and dropped out of life for a few weeks, only to be dragged kicking and screaming out of my bedroom by a friend of a friend, who I ended up dating. In the meantime, all the shittier aspects of the debating community raised their ugly heads, in the form of one person. A member of my own union, my editor at the uni newspaper last academic year, someone who I thought was a friend of sorts.
It all began waaaaaaaay back in March, when she attempted to sabotage my nascent relationship with punkina by telling some pretty vicious lies. Fortunately they were insane enough that everyone realised she was lying. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of privately calling her out on them. Since then, she has publicly slandered me, both in real life and on her blog, attacked my friends’ reputations, sought to have me kicked off the Euros team, used the society’s official FB account to snark about my performance at Euros, tried to convince everyone that I was having an affair with my best friend Sarah, and generally been a colossal bitch, which is unfortunate as this is the beginning of Sarah’s term as head of the society and it’s causing tensions.
In more real debating news, I went to the ULU Westminster Open, the UCD Earlsfort Open and the SOAS Open as preparation for Euros. And then Euros itself came, on August 18. And guess who was at Euros? Yup, formerpunkina. So the first night of Euros I spent being fed vodka by a former Irish debater now based in England, because it was a substitute for coping 😛 After a week filled with hijinks, Sarah and I going on the warpath, formerpunkina hitting on my other best friend to get at me and a massive deep conversation between me and her, we returned home, I to my girlfriend and my thesis and her to her boyfriend.
Then came a VERY messy week. My girlfriend moved away and we broke up because she couldn’t do distance, my supervisor gave me a week’s extension on my thesis, told me it was barely B1 standard and told me to take time out before my PhD, and formerpunkina… well, formerpunkina ditched her boyfriend. Kind-of-sort-of for me. So I’ve been back up to visit her, and we’re kind-of-sort-of involved. Ish. But she doesn’t want debating people to know. And there’s no commitment. And it’s going to end horrendously. Again.
Meanwhile, in music news, Fall Out Boy played Reading & Leeds, Bring Me The Horizon released a new album, and TBS released that acoustic concert thingy I was talking about on here before.