It's been a long time since I even looked at this blog.
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Thursday, 22 October 2009
I've made a bit of discovery about human nature today.
Basically, i've got a friend who constantly makes bad decisions. They were looking for an apartment, and they were doing it completely the wrong way. I told them to go to an estate agents, they didn't ever go. I told them to email the university and find out if they had rooms, they didn't do it. Instead they lived in a really shit apartment miles away from everyone and they were completely miserable there.
Now after I wrote an email template for them to send to the university, they've finally done it, and within an hour of doing it they've got a room, aren't i a hero! NO. No is the answer. Now they've got this new room available to move into on Monday, but the old landlord is being a dick. They never signed a lease, and there were no agreements about how much notice she would have to give before moving out, and he is asking for a lot of money off her for notice. I tell her to talk to him and say she shouldn't pay the notice, but instead she seems to think a smarter idea is saying no to the university room and continuing to live in the shitty room that makes her miserable.
So it reaches the point that I am just pretty pissed off. I'm giving a person good advice and they refuse to take it and follow a stupid path. We have a big argument because i pretty much say screw it, i'm fed up of giving you advice when you don't take it, and she gets ultra defensive saying she never asked for my advice in the first place, argument ensues.
My conclusion. People like to think that they know best. They hate to hear that they are doing something in the wrong way. In everyone's subjective mindset, they are all a genius and they all know the perfect methods of doing everything. People should be left to make their own mistakes, and unless someone specifically asks you for advice, you should just let them fall to pieces.
Depressing, yes. Maybe/hopefully this friend is the exception to human nature rather than the rule.
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
3. Chelsea Football Club
5. The American Office
6. Pam from the American Office
7. Good conversation
8. My family
9. My good friends
11. New York
13. Bettering myself
14. Feeling fit
15. The start of a relationship
16. The smell of bacon
18. Arrested Development
20. Catching up with people
21. The beach
23. A really hot day, when you're prepared for a really hot day
24. My own space
28. Being the perfect level of drunkenness
29. The limelight in Belfast
37. Drinking games
38. Video games
39. The cinema
40. When you don't have to worry about money
41. Modest Mouse
43. Being surprised
46. Disneyland Paris
47. First kisses
51. Cheeky gambling
52. A roulette wheel
55. Inside jokes
56. Unexpected niceness
58. Creme brulee
62. Plans coming together
63. Lie ins
Thursday, 24 September 2009
It's been about 9 months since I have been here. It's not the first time I have spent a while away from Blogger and then come back, and every time I do this I feel sort of embarrassed about what I've posted in the past. It's a pretty strange emotion, you read what you've written and you automatically feel like you've become a far more mature person since you wrote those things. I don't know how much that is true, I am definitely still immature in many many ways. Maybe it is just one of those gut reactions, like hearing your own voice on a tape, and you think "I can't believe that's what I sound like". I guess that describes how it feels pretty well to me, I'm not sure how well it translates!
I think my plan for my latest return is to go back to treating this blog as a diary, just something to look back on in the future and think, 'Wow, that was a really interesting thing I did'. I guess I'm a nostalgic person. Also, as embarrassing as it can be looking back at things you've done in the past, or reading what I've written before, it is part of who I am and it's like watching myself grow in some sort of out of body experience. I guess that's a pretty cool ideal, but most ideals are pretty cool, that's where the word comes from.
I've mentioned that I feel like I've grown a lot recently. I do think I'm a constantly changing person, some things bad, some things good. My life at the minute is fine, as it always is. I think it is probably apt to give a more concrete update of what I've done in the last 9 months, rather than just some gibberish about psychological change. I've finished two years at Oxford studying law and am going in to my final year soon. I left Europe for the first time in my life this Easter, travelling to Halifax Nova Scotia. I turned 20 and felt old, then realised I'm probably not old. I played, and am playing a lot of tennis. I spent this summer working in London for a few law firms and have got a contract to work at one of them when I finish my degree, and I met so many great people while working there. I went to New York and fell in love with the place.
At the minute I'm sort of looking forward to getting back to Oxford. I love the security of home, knowing that it's somewhere that I can completely relax and that there's nothing really going to happen that surprises me, but I miss university. I miss the unexpected, and I miss the camaraderie. I want to drink, dance, and wonder whether a girl likes me, or if something will happen, all that shit really. Home is great, but there's something special about being in a place with hundreds of people your age.
I think I've written all I want to write at the minute, I could drag this on or just stop now, so it's best to go.
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Are you sick of the X factor winner getting Christmas number one?
Do you want to feel part of something massive that will make Christmas extra special?
Do you want to show what the power of the internet can do?
I KNOW I DO.
Let's get Rick Astley to Christmas number one and give two fingers to the X factor.
It'll be a huge success if we can even get Rick into the top 10 but we really can do it. The facebook group has nearly 50,000 members, join it here!!
Skybet are offering odds of around 26-1 of this happening, this shows a) that they have recognised our attempts to get Rick to number one and think we have a shot
b) we've still got a long way to go and need help, 26-1 isn't great, but the song is about the 5th or 6th favourite to get the number one, so we need support and we need you to help.
a) join the group by clicking on the link above
b) BUY RICK ASTLEY- NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP FROM ITUNES BETWEEN THE 15TH AND 20TH DECEMBER
c) Tell others
d) Copy and paste this blog post onto your blog!
LET'S DO THIS BABY!
Sunday, 23 November 2008
I actually enjoyed writing that review earlier, though i was insanely tired after getting up at 7am for an MRI scan and felt the effects because my vocabulary was not just shoddy but shitty, if i'm fair.
Still, I've set up a NEW BLOG, SHOCK HORROR, which is devoted to music-y type stuff.
It can be found