I am now a full time student with 3 jobs

I think when University starts back up next week it'll be a hell of a shock to my system. During term time my tutoring uptake effectively doubles and I give guitar, bass, piano, voice and music theory lessons to fellow students at the University, as well as my usual cast of kids in the local community -- generally I have 14 hours of tuition a week. I'm also a waiter in restaurant in evenings for about 12 hours a week and I have just been offered a job in a music store in Glasgow at another 16 hours a week. 42 working hours a week, on top of a full time Masters course at University -- it doesn't bear thinking about. 
 
Anyone else suffering on a similar boat? More over, does anyone have any advice for juggling such a life?

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It feels like someone just ripped my beating heart out.

I said goodbye to nearly 15 years of my gaming life this morning. After being a PlayStation owner from the age of 4, I have had the controller's iconic mapping of buttons imprinted into my brain for over a decade. In 2006, I made a jump to the 360 and would always associate in my head that A = X, B = O.. etc etc.  
 
Alas, I turned on my PS3 today and booted up the inFAMOUS demo for the first time since it went up (no idea why it has taken me so long to try it) and I was told that to use the 'Push' technique I am to hold R1 and push X. A bad dude advanced and I held R1 and pushed X and lo and behold, I threw a grenade. Baffled? I sure was.  
 
Turns out the combination for grenade throw is R1 + Square, and Square is where 'X' would be mapped on an Xbox 360 controller.  
 
So yeah, after over a decade, Microsoft have rewired my psychology and now I sit here in a cold sweat with visions of me never being able to properly co-ordinate my hands to game ever again.  
 
Fuck you Microsoft and your awesome pad. I feel like I've lost a child.  
 
DAMN YOU. DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!

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Lashe's Daily Spotify Playlist, 28/08/09 - Classic Rock [BdayPL]

It's August 28th, and birthday of a good friend who's into his Classic Rock a little too much - which ain't necessarily a bad thing either!
 
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Today's playlist includes: 

  • Eagles
  • Skid Row
  • Boston 
  • The Who 
  • Kansas
  • Guns N' Roses
 
Enjoy!               
  
Lashe's Daily Spotify Playlist, 28/08/09 - Classic Rock / Happy Birthday Graeme
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Lashe's Daily Spotify Playlist, 27/08/09 - Power Metal

Hey guys, been doing this for a while now on my Facebook - decided to bring it to Twitter and Giantbomb for anyone interested. Just a daily playlist lasting no more than about 30 minutes - nice to break up your day with some new sounds!
 
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With my friend's birthday looming tomorrow, it dawned on me that I was in my last official year of being a teenager. As such, I decided to regress into my early-teen style and reminisce over some wonderful Power Metal.
 
Today's playlist includes: 

  • Sum 41
  • Demons & Wizards
  • Iron Maiden
  • Hammerfall
  • Stratovarius
  • Elvenking
  • Blind Guardian 
 
Enjoy!     
 
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Lashe's Daily Spotify Playlist, 26/08/09 - Singer/Songwriters

Hey guys, been doing this for a while now on my Facebook - decided to bring it to Twitter and Giantbomb for anyone interested. Just a daily playlist lasting no more than about 30 minutes - nice to break up your day with some new sounds!
 
Not a Spotify user? Check here for availability in your country.   
 
Today's playlist includes Singer/Songwriters from yesteryear, generally sticking to the 60s/70s. 
 
Today's playlist includes: 

  • Bob Dylan
  • Neil Young
  • Richard Thompson
  • John Martyn
  • Roy Harper
  • Nick Drake 
  • Paul Simon
 
Enjoy!      
  
 Lashe's Daily Spotify Playlist, 25/08/09 - Singer/Songwriters
   
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Lashe's Daily Spotify Playlist, 25/08/09 - "Ska'ing it up!"

Hey guys, been doing this for a while now on my Facebook - decided to bring it to Twitter and Giantbomb for anyone interested. Just a daily playlist lasting no more than about 30 minutes - nice to break up your day with some new sounds!
 
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Feeling in a bit of a downer today so I decided to throw some Ska on and cheer the hell up. Needless to say it worked, such is the power of Ska!
 
Today's playlist includes: 

  • Less Than Jake
  • Reel Big Fish 
  • Streetlight Manifesto
  • Dance Hall Crashers
  • Goldfinger
  • Save Ferris 
  • Five Iron Frenzy
  • Edna's Goldfish 
  • Mustard Plug
  • WS
 
Enjoy! 
 
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Lashe's Spotify Daily Playlist - August 24th, 2009

Hey guys, been doing this for a while now on my Facebook - decided to bring it to Twitter and Giantbomb for anyone interested. Just a daily playlist lasting no more than 30 minutes, usually 6 songs long - nice to break up your day with some new sounds!
 
Not a Spotify user? Check here for availability in your country.  
 
Today's playlist includes: 

  • The Rolling Stones
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Elton John
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Fairport Convention
  • The Jam
 
And yes, it has occurred to me that I am in a very 60s/70s mood today. Enjoy! 
 
Lashe's Spotify Daily Playlist - August 24th, 2009    
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A Sandwich - The coonce method

At the request of PeasForFees in this thread.

Coonce's guide to making a sandwich:



  1.  Get some bread

  2.  Pay your fridge for some cheese

  3.  Thanks fridge!

  4.  Toaster on

  5.  Throw toast in the toaster!

  6.  Toast the toast

  7.  No assembly necessary.


Note: I did not burn the toast, I should have admittedly for authenticity but I totally wanted a cheese toasty after all this.
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In 12 hours time I will have met Jeff Wayne.

I have loved this man's work for as long as I can remember. I must have listened to Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds more than any other CD I own. I am also going to the concert on Thursday with my girlfriend who is an even bigger fan of the work than I am -- I'm going to get her a signed copy for her 20th birthday in a couple of weeks time.

I felt I had to share this utterly overwhelming experience with y'all.

Will update with pics hopefully tomorrow. I'll be the one spazzing out to the man next to me.

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