I DO NOT trust all the tarty little College 1 girls – 24th May 2001

Thursday 24th I failed my 2nd exam this morning. It was General Studies again, only this time the paper had French, some strange comprehension thing on weather (which I should’ve known from Geography but didn’t), a choice of essay (I wrote one about “fragile Earth” or something), a case study about education and another section I think but I can’t remember what it was on.

There’s no way I could’ve passed it cos I didn’t know any of the answers and I couldn’t see Cat’s paper quite as well today, plus I ran out of time because there was so much to read through.

After the exam, a big group of us went and sat on the school field. The College 1s were behind a bush having a barbecue so we avoided them cos we could see Mr B marching over in their direction. They had to move it but we did see him emerge carrying a plate and I’m sure he was still chewing! Anyway, I am now severely sunburnt. Oww!!

Grrr!! Jake rang me before and told me that he’s going to Julia Dennis’s party tonight with Connor cos my sister’s going and Connor doesn’t want to turn up on his own. He promises they’re only staying for half an hour and then he and Connor are going to the pub.

I don’t like the idea of him going at all though. I trust him but I DO NOT trust all the tarty little College 1 girls who are going to be there. Half an hour is long enough for them to fling themselves at him. Plus they’ll probably take great delight in telling me that he was there and asking where I was and they might even gossip that maybe we’ve split up. Bitches! Hang on, that might not happen…. stop thinking, Tessa!

Still, I don’t want him to go. He always comes to parties and out with my mates with me but do I ever get invited anywhere with him? No! He doesn’t even want me to see Radiant Dan (from his Canada trip) when he meets up with him. I’m beginning to get a bit paranoid! Maybe I’m really embarrassing or something?!?

I’m annoyed with him now cos he says he’s definitely going to Julia’s.

Hah! Jake’s sent me a message. It says, “I’M SORRY FOR UPSETTING YOU + HOPE I HAVEN’T MESSED UP YOUR REVISION! I’M IN BED NOW! WE WERE ONLY THERE FOR 40 MINS + NO GIRLS SPOKE TO ME! HOPE YOU’RE OK. I LOVE YOU LOTS + LOTS + LOTS + LOTS! FOREVER + EVER + EVER… AMEN! : ) GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR DECISION MAKING EXAM! NIGHT NIGHT! SWEET DREAMS! : ) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”.

Ahh, sweet… but I’m not replying! I’ll let him think I’m still annoyed for a while and maybe it’ll teach him not to piss off to any parties without me!

Bye!

There was a solid section on maths (all of which I guessed) – 22nd & 23rd May 2001

Tuesday 22nd I did no revision today and saw Jake for a couple of hours before he went to Venture Scouts.

Bye!

Wednesday 23rd Well, that’s my first exam failed. I had a General Studies paper this afternoon and it wasn’t much fun. I had to write 2 essays: one on tourism and how it has both advantages and disadvantages, and one on why the popularity of cinemas has increased.

Then there was a solid section on maths (all of which I guessed), a bit on X-rays which was kind of a comprehension exercise thing, and then a general knowledge part. I knew Louis Armstrong played the trumpet but that was about it. Actually, I had Cat sat next to me (she’s very clever!) so if she got the answers on the side of the table nearest to me right (it was multiple choice) then maybe I got a few more right. Hee hee! 🙂

Ugh, the College 1s have taken over E7 which was our common room. They’ve completely changed it by putting wheel trims and road signs they’ve found/stolen all over the place. However, when they all went and sat on the field at lunch, me and the rest of us that used to live in E7 got some paint and put our handprints on the wall. I put TS and a 🙂 next to my one.

Jake came to meet me after my exam and stayed at my house for a bit.

Bye!

She’s held a grudge against us ever since – 19th & 20th May 2001

Friday 19th It’s my mum’s 50th birthday on Monday so our family plus Jake and Connor all went to the Yang Sing Chinese restaurant in Manchester this evening.

Before we went, I got upset because I’d just found out Abby and Connor went to a kickboxing weapon training thing today but they hadn’t told me about it. Even if I hadn’t have gone, it would’ve been nice if they’d checked. Then Mum started mithering me to take Mollie for a walk while I was trying to wrap her presents. I just got pissed off and ended up crying all over Jake.

The meal this evening was really nice though. They made up a banquet for us when we got there and we had all sorts of food. We had the usual ribs and rice and stuff but then there were other things like mussels, squid, scallops and ostrich. They ostrich meat was sooo nice! I’ve never tried some of those things before and I was a bit wary at first but then pleasantly surprised when I tried them.

Bye!

Saturday 20th I went to Manchester with Jake today in search of a dress for my college leaving do in June. I didn’t end up getting one though. I really can’t shop properly with him cos I’m aware of him getting bored and then it rubs off on me! All I got was 2 bottles of nail varnish and an O’Neill purse to replace my other one that’s bursting a bit.

On the train, Jake told me that Matt Carrera and Samantha Breck (his mates) want him to go and stay with them at Huddersfield Uni sometime soon. I really don’t want him to go. Initially, I was worried that Samantha will have loads of girly mates and they’ll fancy him cos he’d be someone new to them and good looking.

Then I realised that if he goes now then he’ll know his way round by the time we both go in September. That wouldn’t be much fun with him telling me everything cos he always seems to do stuff first (e.g. snowboarding) that he says we’ll do together. I’d rather discover it all WITH him and don’t want him to spoil that too.

Then there’s the fact that Samantha has a definite bitchy streak and has showed it to me many times and I don’t want her poisoning him against me. She tried to put me off going out with him in the first place, even though she’s his “best friend”. I found out tonight that she even told my sister that it might not be a good idea for him to get into a relationship with me. Grrr!! I didn’t listen to her, obviously!

The reason she doesn’t like me is pathetic anyway. About 4 years ago, on the way back from the Austria ski trip, my best mate at the time (Emma T) ripped Samantha’s magazine accidentally and she’s held a grudge against us ever since. Sad!

Anyway, I understand that he wants to see his friends and stuff, and it’d be really selfish of me to stop him going but I still don’t like the idea.

Bye!

It’s about time someone lamped her one – 18th May 2001

Thursday 18th

I’VE OFFICIALLY LEFT COLLEGE!!!

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Well, for study leave anyway but it means no more lessons! Unfortunately, however, exams take over from next Wednesday onwards. Oh joy.

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Our head of college, Mr H, is also leaving that post and is just going to teach instead so before he arrive this morning, we filled his office with balloons, tied his car up with string and stuck posters of him up round college which Gethin had made by adapting a photo of him on the computer by, for example, giving him hair!

Mr H

We had one last assembly by which time many people were pretty pissed, before all leaving and going to The Coach & Horses.

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[Being pissed in assembly possibly had something to do with the bottle of absinthe we’d got hold of.]

We didn’t stay there long though cos Rob S said he would “do” Sarah if she was up for it and she got scared (I don’t blame her!) so we went to The Beech Tree instead.

I found out from Rachael Hollins today some news which I was quite pleased to hear. Recently, Hayley Pearson’s been being a complete bitch towards her for no particular reason (she’s just like that) and last night Rach was at McDonald’s while Hayley was there. Hayley started yelling at Rach, saying she had no right to be there and stuff cos they’ve got this ‘Medway Crew’ thing (a group of them sit on Medway Road where Carly Jennings lives who Freda fancies – SAD!!) which Rach isn’t involved with.

Rach was taking it from Hayley but Georgia Dean was telling Hayley to shut up. Hayley didn’t so Georgia turned round and punched her!! Nice one! Apparently Hayley unsuccessfully tried to hit her back but ended up running and hiding in the car instead!

Rach, Georgia and Georgia’s dad then went round to Hayley’s to apologise but her mum wouldn’t let Rach in for some reason so who knows what lies Hayley told her parents about what happened cos Rach didn’t do anything. I feel really sorry for Rach actually cos she was making an effort to speak to Hayley today but Hayley shoved her out of the way.I mean, there might well be another side to it all that I haven’t heard but if Hayley’s involved, I very much doubt it. I know exactly how pathetic she can be which is why I am no longer friends with her. It’s about time someone lamped her one actually! Well done, Georgia!! 🙂 Most people from college ended up in The Beech and Jake came to join us too eventually.

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This evening we went into Warrington to continue our celebrations! We started off in Edison’s then moved to Churchill’s and then Tiger Too before ending up in Mr Smith’s.I painted Denny’s face and when I got my mirror out to show him, I noticed it was broken. Oh no! I don’t want any bad luck! Jake didn’t exactly make me feel better by telling me his mum broke a big mirror in France and then each year someone in the family died and then on the 7th year she did.

That’s awful but surely it would’ve happened anyway? I suppose people never know. If a bad thing happens after you break a mirror/walk under a ladder etc., anything bad that happens you relate back to that but if it happened anyway, you wouldn’t think anything about why it happened, I suppose. Well, not as much anyway.

During the time we were in Smith’s I spent more of it sat on the chairs with everyone’s bags and Jake because he won’t even dance. At one point, this girl with longish red hair scraped back into a ponytail with huge loop earrings came and sat down by us. Her mate was dancing next to her.

I thought it was a bit off so I took in what she looked like. She put her drink on the table and started fiddling about with her hands behind her back. I thought she must just have been trying to sort her knickers out by when she stood up, I noticed a rectangular lump on her side.When I looked back at the seat, Emma Thornley’s bag was where the girl had been sat. I checked it and, as suspected, it was open. All that was in it was her phone and camera. I went to get Emma from the dancefloor, just to check if she had her purse with her. She didn’t and came and checked her bag. There was nothing else gone.

Emma wandered off and dragged me with her. She told me to point out the girl and I spotted her at the bar. Emma stupidly (but also drunkenly!) went up to her and actually asked if she’d nicked her purse! However, her mate got all threatening so we both legged it to one of the bouncers.

We told him what had happened and he made me walk in front of him and point the girl out if I saw her. She’d gone from the bar so I told him what she looked like and he saw her going into the toilets. He went in and got her and I ran back to Emma. The woman bouncer searched the girl but didn’t find the purse on her. She must’ve given it to her mate.Unfortunately they couldn’t chuck the ginger bitch out so Emma and I started wetting ourselves that we were going to get battered. The bouncer said that at the 1st sign of trouble to get him and he’d make sure she was thrown out straight away. We weren’t totally convinced that we’d survive the night though so we did what he said and checked the toilets and office for an empty purse before getting Jake and leaving.

The next problem we had was that the ticket for Emma’s coat was in her purse. The bouncer went and got the manager who got the cloakroom lady to find Emma’s coat. Luckily she did.Emma did said that she’d rather her purse had been stolen than her phone because it only had £15 in it and her debit card and she said she’s only got about £2 in her account!

When Jake and I got back to my house, I suddenly discovered that he was really quite pissed! I went upstairs to tell Mum I was home and by the time I went back in the kitchen, he’d managed to spill a glass of water and spread butter EVERYWHERE in an attempt at making toast! When I asked what he’s been doing he just swayed and giggled at me!

Hugo rang Jake at one point but because he was incapable of answering his phone, I ended up speaking to Hugo. I’ve not done that for a while but he was actually quite nice to me! However, I’m sure he took pleasure in telling me that Jake’s brother said he’s glad I’ve left college so he doesn’t have to look at my ugly face anymore. Charming! Twat.

Ha ha!! Hugo said he wants me and Jake to go out one day with him and his girlfriend thing, Katie. I think not! I might be able to cope with talking on the phone but actually seeing him in the flesh again might be a bit too much!

Ahh, during the time Jake spent coating the kitchen in butter and lying flat out on the dining room floor, he told me that I’m beautiful and that he loves me. 🙂 That makes up nicely for his brother’s statement to Hugo.

Bye!

Just face the fact he’s a complete twat! – 16th & 17th May 2001

Wednesday 16th I got hold of Jake eventually this morning when he decided to switch his phone on and we both apologised.

The gorgeous Mr P-K took our Sports Studies group to The Coach and Horses pub for our last lesson with him today. He bought us 2 bags of Quavers and a bag of peanuts between me, Lizzie and Maeve too. That’s got to have been the best lesson ever!!

I saw Jake after college today and we made up properly. 🙂 He kept looking at me and saying I’m pretty and he loves me and stuff!

Jake was telling me how for the last couple of weeks he’s been getting anonymous phone calls and whoever it is hangs up when he answers. That eliminates Hugo then cos he talks to him non-stop! It’s probably some sad little girl (one of the many!) who fancies/stalks him and they’ll have got his number from somewhere.

Jake also told me that he had my mobile number before we got together because he’d been getting weird stalkerish messages and asked Gethin if he had anyone’s number that he hadn’t checked already and mine was one of them! He said if I hadn’t have gone to the party where we met, he’d probably have texted me to let me know he liked me. I would never have believed it though and would’ve thought either he or someone else was just winding me up!

It turned out the messages were from the lad next door to Charlie Wilson (one of his mates) who’d got him to send messages as a joke! Strange!

Bye!

Thursday 17th First thing this morning, Sarah told me that Robbie Taylor knows about her thinking the female orgasm was a myth and about the Bluebell thing (the story behind why Maz got a blue knob and was therefore nicknamed ‘Bluebell’). Apparently he and Declan were taking the piss out of her yesterday and said Jake had told him. So, I texted him and it turns out he did tell his brother that in order to get Robbie to tell him things. He apologised over and over saying he made his bro promise not to say anything to anyone and he didn’t think he would.

Sarah said she wasn’t bothered but she obviously was but didn’t want to cause trouble so I had a bit of a go at Jake on her behalf. I ended up forgiving him pretty quickly though cos he made me feel sorry for him somehow! His brother’s got a definite evil streak in him. He just doesn’t seem to have any consideration for other people’s feelings.

Yey! Sarah also told me today that she’s willing to give Michael Amhurst a chance! I’ve been trying to get them together for ages! He’s always been up for it but she’s either been stubborn about it or unwilling to get over Maz and just face the fact he’s a complete twat!

Bye!

He’s a bit of a bitch – 15th May 2001

Tuesday 15th Declan told me in college today that Robbie was winding Rory up on MSN last night so maybe he provoked the insults aimed at me. He also told me that Robbie was slagging him off too to Rory and everyone and that he does it to everyone. So he’s a bit of a bitch basically then!

Jake came to visit me during my free periods today. I met him outside school and noticed Rory walking in front of me. It made me giggle to myself a bit cos Jake had threatened to thump Rory (Haha!! Yeah, right!) if he saw him and I could see Rory flapping about and apologising. Ryan walked off ahead very quickly and as Jake and I rounded the corner, Clara (Jake’s sister) was at the bus stop. When she spotted us she started pointing at Rory and telling Jake to go after him! Apparently she thought Rory was shady for calling me a dog too!

I feel really upset tonight but I’m not sure why. I think it’s a combination of knowing people (i.e. Rory) have been slagging me off for no apparent reason, my ever looming exams (and the fact I’ve hardly revised for them yet!) and the subject of Jake’s dad apparently not liking me coming up in conversation between us again earlier.

Jake started asking why I’m “running” and hardly ever go to his house so I had to explain that I don’t feel particularly welcome knowing his bro said that his dad doesn’t like me and knowing his bro doesn’t like me for getting him bollocked for saying that! The conversation wasn’t getting anywhere so I eventually hung up cos I was really upset. I felt immediately guilty and tried to ring him back but he seems to have switched his phone off. I’ve left him an apology message on his answer machine and sent an apology text message too.

Part of my spine between my shoulder blades doesn’t feel quite right. It’s not really painful, just sort of uncomfortable.

Bye!

He called me a dog – 14th May 2001

Monday 14th I had a driving lesson today after college which wasn’t much fun. It was raining really hard and it was sooo busy and my instructor took me into Warrington where it was even worse with all the stupid road systems. I was doing the ‘meeting traffic’ part of the course so I was so busy concentrating on not crashing that I got simple things wrong such as braking before indicating and stalling more than usual. My instructor gave me a huge list of things I need to think about before my next lesson. I’m never going to pass!

I’ve not got used to this new car yet either because I’ve only had one lesson in it before and that was over 2 weeks ago now. He obviously wasn’t taking that into account though.

I went to this fashion show thing this evening at the primary school where my mum works. That was a bit boring actually. During it, I got a phone call from Rory apologising for something which I gradually found out (when he calmed down!) was that he called me a dog to Robbie Taylor on that MSN messenger thing on the internet. I didn’t really have a clue what he was on about until I rang Jake afterwards. He said his brother, Rory and a few others had been chatting on MSN and his bro had yelled, “Oh my God” so Jake saw the screen and read that Rory had called me a dog. Jake then took over from his bro and told Rory never to come out with us ever again!

I think that was slightly over the top myself so I told Rory not to worry about it because I’ve been called far worse things in the past and he was obviously genuinely sorry. He only said it cos I’d been taking the piss out of him a bit anyway.

Bye

It makes orgasmic noises when you touch it – 12th & 13th May 2001

Saturday 12th A few of us went round to Floyd’s house this evening. We just spent ages signing Jake’s sad, rich mate up for Manline on the internet and writing guestbook entries into his poncey guestbook on his cruise ship website. Then we spent the rest of the evening watching the Eurovision Song Contest. I think it was hosted in Denmark this year by Dr Death and the Tooth Fairy! We voted for Estonia and they won!! Britain’s song was crap so we all cheered along Estonia instead!

[I’ve found the Estonia and UK Eurovision 2001 offerings for you to enjoy(?)… Good grief.]

I was wearing my cool new trainers tonight and Isaac said, “Cool shoes” and Nell also said she liked them. 🙂 I do too!

Hugo actually phoned Jake at one point so I made use of my bottle opener (it makes orgasmic noises when you touch it!) and played it down the phone at him. He thought it was a real person!

Everybody’s really annoyed with Gethin because he’s made a website with horrible photos of us all on it. There are none of him and it hasn’t even got his name one it, he’s just signed everything “G”. He says he’ll change it. We’ll see! He really annoys me sometimes.

Bye!

Sunday 13th I stayed over at Jake’s house last night because his dad’s in Peru and his sister was at her mate’s house so there was only his brother in. I’ve never slept in his bed before. It was really nice and cosy. We cuddled and kissed and stuff.

We went to the Trafford Centre straight from his house this morning. It was so nice waking up next to him. 🙂 I had to get my mum some birthday presents so I didn’t end up buying anything for myself except food and a cheap top.

Bye!

Maz has a blue knob – 11th May

Friday 11th A group of us just went in a few of the pubs on The Run [a pub crawl] tonight. We started in The Dog then went to The Woodman then The Grey Hen (from which I ended up with a Tetley’s ashtray in my bag!) and then The Green Dragon. I decided to go in The Dragon because I wasn’t the only one going in who’d fairly recently quit. Cat and Denny also handed in their notice not so long ago so it was a kind of safety in numbers thing, just in case we saw the evil managers.

Cat and I tried to get Sarah a blue condom out of the machine in the toilets as a joke (cos apparently Maz has a blue knob) but we only got a red one and a yellow one. I gave the yellow one to Jake but I don’t know what he did with it. Cat kept the other one.

When we went out of the The Dragon, I laid all the signs stood on the grass face down on the floor in the hope that they’ll lose business because I think it was advertising a quiz night or something!

It was quite a good night and a cheap one too because I got pretty pissed on only 4 pints of diesel! 🙂 I’m not really sure what was good about it, it was just a funny night e.g. some guy in The Dog had a really strange curly wig which kept us amused for ages by just looking at it!

Jake came back to mine afterwards and we just lay on the floor in the dining room. Nothing happened because his taxi came.

Bye!

I’ll probably end up like her (great!) – 8th & 9th May

Tuesday 8th Eww!! I found out at college today that during Denny’s party on Saturday, Cat gave Floyd a blow job ON THE STAIRS!!! They must have been pissed because you just don’t do that! So many people walked past them and mustn’t have realised but the most disturbing part (which explains the ‘eww’ at the start of this entry) is that I spent quite a lot of time sat talking to people under the stairs so they were directly above us! At least Lizzie and Gethin went on a “walk” to do things like that!

Haha! Sarah said she heard noises at Cat’s house after the party and she said it was definitely Jake’s voice! I said I didn’t know what she meant and he was probably just dreaming but I don’t think she believed me. Oops!

Bye!

Wednesday 9th I had quite a lot of free time in college today but instead of revising, Karen took me, Lizzie and Sarah for a drive to relieve the boredom. We went all over the place and got completely lost down some country land near Antrobus, I think it was! We also saw a sign saying we’d entered the Borough of Macclesfield at one point!

On the way back, we took a detour through the south of Warrington to find Maz’s house who is a sort-of-ex of Sarah’s. She’s never seen his house before so we thought we’d go and check it out. We thought it’d be big and posh like most of them in that area but no, it was a scruffy little flat thing with overgrown hedges and peeling paint. Maybe that’ll go towards convincing her to get over him!

I saw Jake after college and we went to watch the bungee jumping that was going on at The Green Dragon pub across the road. We sat on a bench opposite because I used to work in that shithole and therefore did not really want to go in. It looked awful! I’d take a lot to get me ever doing it!

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When we got bored of watching people chickening out/wetting themselves, we took Mollie for a walk. Mum had gone out so I also made our own tea. Jake stayed a bit later than he normally would (and talked about what he’d want to buy if we had a house!) because we were waiting for Abby and her boyfriend Connor to get back from kickboxing because Connor offered to give Jake a lift home.

Mum got a bit annoyed with me and Abby after Jake and Connor went because she wanted to go to bed, I think. However, Abby couldn’t give a toss and went and shut herself in her room so I was left with Mum on my own so I was the one who got yelled at again.

Mum even admitted that it wasn’t particularly me she was annoyed with, it was more Abby because she shut her bedroom door and could’ve been doing anything in there with Connor. I continued trying to apologise and she started saying how I never do anything to help like walk the dog or make the tea (WHAT?!?) and then went to yell at Abby.

Abby told Mum she was pathetic and started swearing at her and stuff which made matters worse. Mum locked herself in the bathroom and was banging about a lot which scared me cos she was being really weird. I got really upset and kept saying sorry and Mum started saying things about nervous breakdowns/mid-life crisis/stress.

She eventually calmed down but told me that if I get so upset now, I’ll probably end up like her (great!) and unfortunately I can kind of see that! She calmed down more and said I’ve not got to take everything on board because I’m not the selfish one.

I spoke to Dad afterwards and he said that I’ve done nothing wrong really and we won’t be able to say/do anything right at the moment in Mum’s eyes. He was really chilled and made me feel better, especially when he laughed about Mum saying I’d end up like her! He kept telling me not to worry but I can’t help it. I don’t want a mental mother! I’ve got to stop getting upset so easily though.

Bye!