I’m a cool girlfriend – 5th & 6th March 2001

Monday 5th
4 weeks + 3 days to go!

Jake phoned at about 4:35pm today and we were having quite a good conversation about things that have been going on here and there (which wasn’t that much really!), when the phone cut off and I got a buzzing noise. I put the phone down and thought he might phone back (cos something similar had happened before) but he didn’t.

Well, the phone did ring but when I picked it up there was just silence. That happened a couple of times so I assume it was him trying to get through again. I did 1471 and the woman said they didn’t have the number to return the call which is what it has said in the past when he was the last person to phone our house. I thought he might ring back at 7pm when he got to Lake Louise but he didn’t. The phone rang loads but none of the calls were from him unfortunately.

I’m not worrying or anything cos at least I got to speak to him for a bit, even though it is very annoying being cut off mid-conversation! Maybe his phone card ran out or it’s snowing somewhere or the phone just isn’t working properly. I just hope he can email me tonight.

Bye!

Tuesday 6th
4 weeks + 2 days to go!

Michael Amhurst met up with me and a few of my mates after college today. He’s had to come to Manchester to pick up some car parts or something so he wanted to see us seeing as he was around here anyway.

It was quite awkward but we managed to fill in the silences somehow. It was especially weird for Sarah cos she’s been texting him for a few weeks now without ever actually speaking to him properly. She came prepared though with some photos which made a good talking point.

People like Hayley and Henry Rockwell had to go home so they didn’t stay in college long. There was then me, Sarah, Cat and Michael left so we moved from college into The Coach and Horses pub down the road.

We just had one drink before making our excuses to go home. Michael dropped Sarah and me off at mine and we’ve decided to try and get up to Kendal to visit him at Easter if we can.

Jake rang at about 7:05pm. He told me that his roommate Rob said I sound like I’ve got my head screwed on. I only spoke to him for a few seconds! Apparently other people reckon I’m a cool girlfriend cos I bought him a Jessie the Cowgirl doll! I thought they’d all think it was really sad and they’d take the piss out of Jake. Obviously not!

He told me that the snow’s melting! 🙂 Yey!!!

Bye!

Monday’s emails →

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Tuesday’s emails →

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Puffing and blowing and waving about – 4th March 2001

Sunday 4th
4 weeks + 4 days to go!

I had another driving lesson this morning. My instructor kept saying I was good seeing as I’ve only had 3 lessons and that we got through quite a lot again today. I drove from my house to somewhere in Warrington where there was a housing estate so I could learn how to slow down and turn and stuff. I made a few more mistakes than before cos I’ve had more to concentrate on today and it’s getting more complicated. I thought it went quite well though.

I drove home again but stalled trying to turn up the lane. I got a bit flustered cos there was a big van behind me. My instructor told me afterwards that the men in it had been puffing and blowing and waving about cos they’d been annoyed at having to wait for me to start up again. He told me to ignore people like that and he’s right but it did piss me off a bit.

Then when I got in, Dad started telling me not to be surprised if it all starts to go wrong in the 5th or 6th lesson when it starts getting more complicated. He did say it’d improve again but it put me off a bit cos I don’t want it to go wrong. I ended up getting a bit upset but then got really upset when I got told I was being pathetic and over-reacting to what Dad said. Mum then said I’ve got to stop over-reacting about stuff such as my legs and failing Biology exams when all I really wanted was reassurance.

So, I got even more upset to the point where I couldn’t breathe properly! 😦 I just wanted to explain that I can’t help worrying and when people get annoyed with me it make me worse. I just need to tell people things sometimes. I did calm down eventually and apologised for being ‘pathetic’ and I felt much better after having a good cry!

Mid-upset, I wrote down what was going through my mind, seeing as no-one seemed to be listening! →

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I really don’t know what was up with me cos I don’t get into that sort of state very often. I think it’s just cos I’ve had a bit of a horrid week, what with exams and starting to worry about my legs, and Jake being away and not ringing me on time and stuff. Maybe it was cos my period’s due in a couple of days too! I think what Dad said just hit a nerve cos I did bother a bit today that my lesson didn’t go as well as it could’ve done!

Jake phoned at 4:25 pm today. He kept saying he wants to come home. Good! It hadn’t snowed there yet so maybe it’ll all melt! 🙂 We were trying to think of somewhere he could get a job when he gets back, just in case his dad makes him but everywhere I suggested he came up with a reason not to work there. He doesn’t want a job, that’s why! I can’t say I blame him cos I don’t either!

We talked about Barcelona too and he mentioned that even if we have to get up for breakfast, we can always go back to bed for a bit afterwards! 🙂

Bye!

Today’s emails →

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He jacked off in front of her in the history cupboard! – 3rd March 2001

Saturday 3rd
4 weeks + 5 days to go!

Cat phoned me today cos she’s worrying about the Mr L thing cos she’s had some emails from him saying how HE feels hurt and betrayed and stuff cos he reckons she told people on the ski trip that he jacked off in front of her in the history cupboard!

She was okay once she’d been reassured that he’s the one that’s going to get the bollocking if this all gets out, not her. She sent him a nasty email back! 🙂

Oh wow! My mum brought some Playmobil home from her primary school today so I could put all the stickers on and stuff. It’s sooo cool! She’s got a big yellow digger, a truck, a compactor and a Portaloo with all the little builders and stuff! Hee hee! 🙂

Jake phoned me at about 7:15pm. He said he’s still enjoying his first aid course thing. He was only on a 15 minute break from it when he phoned so he couldn’t talk for long. He told me that they’re rearranging the ski groups on Monday so he’s hoping he won’t be put in a group with 2 boring older blokes like he was before! He said they’re really swotty and suck up to the instructors cos they want to get good. I thought the whole point was to get good but I suppose that doesn’t mean you have to suck up!

Bye!

I don’t want him to want me to look like a doll! – 2nd March 2001

Friday 2nd
4 weeks + 6 days to go!

I think my friends and I may have finally managed to put Sarah off Maz. We told her the “Bluebell” story about him! The story goes that Maz took his first girlfriend up the arse and he trapped a nerve or something in his knob which caused it to go blue, therefore he gained the nickname Bluebell!! Ha ha!! Sarah’s pretty disgusted by the whole thing and we intend to keep reminding her of it every time she mentions him!

Jake phoned at about 4:30pm. He said the first aid course is really good and they’re learning how to do all sorts of stuff. He kept saying how he wants to come home though. I really want him to come home too. I miss him sooooooo much!! I was saying how I want some new pyjamas and he sort of laughed at me and told me that I was really cute! He told me he wants me to get some jeans like Jessie the Cowgirl! That worries me slightly! I don’t want him to want me to look like a doll!

I discovered that my right hand still tingled after I held my arm above my head in the shower. I hope it all gets back to normal soon. 😦 It’s not very nice.

I went to Manchester tonight for Freda’s birthday. It was really good and surprisingly cheap! There were 8 of us that went altogether:

Freda
Julian
Gethin (those 3 are gay)
Cat
Sarah
Lizzie
Karen
Me

We went on the train to Oxford Road, I think. The 3 gay ones were the only ones that knew where they were going so the rest of us just followed. Of course, that meant we were heading straight for Canal Street!

We went in 3 places around there but after the 3rd one where there was a bloke in drag playing constant Steps songs, the rest of us decided to find somewhere straight. I mean, we don’t have a problem with gay people, it’s just that it was kind of pointless for us to be there seeing as we wanted to pull blokes! Well, I didn’t of course cos I’ve got Jake 🙂 but I’m the matchmaker when we go out so I was needed with the girls!

We didn’t really know where we were going so we just wandered the streets of Manchester, collecting leaflets from people from clubs and stuff for free drinks and things. The first place we found was called Elemental because we picked up loads of these and decided we might as well use them →

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It was a bit dead in there though and had a look of college about it so we left after a free drink or two!

The next place we went to was Soft, I think, cos we got free entry and £1 drinks, just for being girls! It was a bit more lively in there so we stayed for a while. Sarah and Lizzie pulled a bloke each in there but that was it for the night. Nobody else had any success.

We then headed for Infinity but we discovered it cost £6 just to get in so we sacked that idea and wandered the streets for a bit longer. I was the most sober so I had Cat linking one arm and Sarah linking the other so they could stay on their feet but the problem was that they kept staggering in different directions so it was really hard controlling them both!

We went in Bar 38 for all of 2 minutes (it looked crap!) so we went back to Soft. It’d quietened down a bit thought so we went in search of food before meeting up with the other 3 to go home.

We found a chippy with some very fit man serving food so we went in! He told us off for messing with the light switch so we got a good look at him!

Freda’s parents picked up all up and then dropped us all off at home which was really nice of them. That meant I didn’t have to pay for a taxi so I don’t think I even spent £15 all night! 🙂

Bye!

My emails to Jake. He couldn’t send me one cos of his 1st aid thing →

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Trust me to have a thick week – 1st March 2001

Thursday 1st
5 weeks to go!

Well, I spent another 3 hours this afternoon failing 2 more Biology exams. 😦 Trust me to have a thick week when I’ve got exams! They were both really hard, I thought. The resit was again a bit harder and the problem is that I was only one mark from failing the first time round so I need to do much better. I’ll be extremely surprised if I have.

Jake phoned at about 7:05pm today cos he knew my exams went on quite late after college so I wouldn’t be home for 4:30pm. He told me that there’s a chance he might be coming home a week early because it’s not snowed much where he’s skiing and the weather’s beginning to warm up so what snow there is already could melt. He said that most other people would stay anyway and just not ski but he’d rather come home. 🙂 He told me that it would cost money to come home early but it’d probably be cheaper to come home than stay an extra week.

He’s started a first aid course tonight so he won’t be able to email me tonight or tomorrow night unfortunately.

I got a bit upset tonight cos I’ve begun to worry about this weird thing that made my arm and legs go numb. It’s just that I was trying to talk to Mum about it to get it off my chest but she just got annoyed with me and told me I was being daft worrying.

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He’s still a bit pissed from last night – 28th February 2001

Wednesday 28th
5 weeks + 1 days to go!

Sarah’s being really daft! Michael’s been texting her and stuff but she still wants Maz, a gimp she was seeing ages ago. He never contacted her and now someone is, she’s complaining! I don’t get it!

I got this letter from Michael this morning. →

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I like getting letters. It was weird seeing those photos too cos I’ve not seen those particular ones before.

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[Left to right standing or being held: Michael’s mum, Hayley’s mum, Hayley, don’t know the lady, Michael’s cousin, my mum, me, Isaac’s mum and Isaac. Left to right sitting: Don’t know the boy, Michael and Connie.]

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[Top step: Me and Connie. Bottom step: Michael’s cousin, Hayley and Daisy.]

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[Standing: Michael’s mum. Sitting on swing thing: Daisy’s mum, Daisy, Connie, Isaac’s mum, Isaac’s brother, me, my mum and Abby. Front: Michael’s friend Ian, Michael and Isaac.]

Jack phoned me at about 4:50pm today. He told me he’s not intending on skiing today cos he’s still a bit pissed from last night apparently! He said he’s still got to go to Lake Louise though to get some award for passing Level 1 so he says he might try and get a bit of a tan while he’s there cos it’s gone really sunny. He mentioned again about bleaching his hair so maybe he really will do it!

Bye!

Today’s emails →

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Everyone has bleached their hair – 27th February 2001

Tuesday 27th
5 weeks + 2 days to go!

Well, I spent all of this morning failing 2 Biology exams. It wasn’t much fun. I’m extremely frustrated and annoyed with myself bout the first one (Ecology) cos I ran out of time just as I was answering a long question to which I knew the answer. I just felt like walking out and crying but I managed to control myself.

The second exam was a resit which I got a C on the first time round. It’s a good job cos there’s no way I’ve got a grade on that! I did get a bit upset afterwards but I got over it.

Jake rang at about 4:45pm, actually when he said he would! He told me everyone has bleached their hair and he’s considering it too! He said he’ll ring at 4:30ish-4:45pm tomorrow. We’ll see! I’ve got to remember to record on video the Australian Grand Prix for him.

Bye!

Today’s emails →

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