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March 01, 2006


Now why couldn't I have noticed somewhat (ie 20 years) earlier that asking your parents often provides useful advice, seen as they've usually been there and done it before (albeit usually in amazingly unfashionable clothes)...cue much banging of head against brick wall due to my own stupidity…

February 25, 2006


You don't realise how much value you put in someone else's opinion until they offer one that you feel is wrong, even worse if it is based on rubbish that you can't do anything to disprove because the other person isn't willing to look. So why do we still place importance on a completely irrelevant opinion, or rather one that is just inaccurate and you know it to be so? I guess no-one likes to be misjudged, in a negative way anyway. Random after-work rant over…bring on the weekend.

October 19, 2005

Bowling for Soup gig…

Was a good night out must be said, £10 to get in, 4 bands, Army of Freshmen, MC Lars, American Hi-Fi and Bowling for soup.

Army of Freshmen were good for the first act on, lively, lots of jumping around and some good sounding songs, the bad part being that you only realise that halfway through a good song because you've never heard them before. Bravery / Stupidity award to lead singer for diving into the crowd from the top of the speaker stack though.

MC Lars, in his own words a "Post-punk laptop rapper" I think it was, was certainly different, maybe too different for the majority of the audience who were there (A LOT of very young looking people, gotta love those gigs open to general public), but maybe not just the impression I got. Some of the songs dragged a bit but meh, most were fine.

American Hi-Fi, good band, good performance, but nothing that really stood out, some people there might disagree, but just ok. Might have helped if I had known more of theirs songs I admit, I only knew a couple beforehand.

Bowling for Soup, Good performance, but not as good as their one two years ago in my first year, might be something to do with the fact I prefer their older stuff which they didn't play much of, the newer stuff just isn't as catchy. Performance and banter was a bit strained at times, but an ok job done in the end, maybe they're just starting to show their age a bit, they are around 40 now apparently.

Probably one of the better nights out live music-wise for me this year, certainly that's going to happen in the main union and not associated with any of the societies, some of whom will prolly have awesome nights this year, just not in the marketplace. Well, the Subways are probably worth looking forward to anyway…I'm tired, sleep now.

October 17, 2005

A year's supply of cough syrup please

Surely fresher's flu / plague should have gone after four weeks? It's getting very boring waking up in the morning (ok….afternoon generally) and spending the rest of the day coughing…lots. It's not excessive drinking I promise, though working at the bars in the union might mean that I just catch every strain of nasty infectious thingy that passes through the place…that's why I'm being a miserable git so far this year, honest. (And if you believe that….)

September 14, 2005

What a waste…

Cookie crisp, a brilliant idea for a breakfast cereal, chocolate cookie shaped chunks, it could have been soooo nice, sadly it tastes like plastic, feels like plastic and has a load of ridiculously hard chunks in it that hurt your teeth, but it's stil nicer than the super-duper-econo-brand cornflakes or that I'll end up eating when I start buying my own stuff again. The sacrifices I make to go to uni…

The art of blogging…

Right, the art of blogging. Now here's one to ponder, what are the rules of blogging?

Should blogging be spontaneous? Should it be planned in advance? Should you only blog the things that you want people to know or should you blog everything and let people see what you really are? (Yes this article really is a rip-off of the conversation in the comments of the article below but hey…I'm sure I can expand on it.

I'm sure I could drone on for a while trying to answer the question of "what is the point of blogging?". There are many answers that many people will give, but I suppose that it boils down to one thing, wanting to have people read about your thoughts, observations and actions and comment on them. But why do people want to have people comment on their articles? To prove how funny / interlectual / observant or whatever else they are? I suppose it differs from person to person.

Anyway, this article is not "why blog?"'s "how blog?" What are the rules of blogging?(and I write this mainly for my own benefit because I don't blog all that much and I'm not up on the latest blogging etiquette.)

The Questions

1. Should blogging be spontaneous or should it be planned?
2. To blog everything or not to blog everything?

The Answers (as I see them)

1. Surely blogging should be a spontaneous thing? I do know people that comment on if they miss a day of blogging, but surely if you didn't blog then you couldn't think of something worth blogging…or you were doing something sooooo interesting it'll make good reading in a later blog? The only reason to adhere to a rigid schedule is if you are being paid to blog or something? Could be a nice gig if you have a life that's interesting enough to manage that…

2. Not sure where to stand on this one, I can see both points of view, though personally I prefer to only blog what I want people to see, causes less problems this way, although I admire the courage of some people who are brave enough to post everything and let people judge them for what they are, though in my opinion it can seem like seeking sympathy in some cases although it may not be what they intended. Another sub-question is whether or not to flame bait, should articles that you will provoke a strong reaction be posted just to gain a reaction, I suppose it depends on the seriousness of the material in the end, it's down to personal judgement in the end, where to draw the line between humourous / stimulating conversation and the plain offensive (though I'm sure there are some official guidelines laid down somewhere regarding this).

Anyway, that was far too weighty and serious for my liking (but still quite short, I'm just lazy, I know), and probably makes no sense in the end…nuff said for now.

June 18, 2005

Sports Fed Ball

It's that time of year again, I get to dress up in a ridiculous suit, roast in stupidly hot weather, listen to a speaker I really don't want to, and at the same time hopefully have one of the best nights of the year…not too much to ask I hope.

PS I'm soooo upset I missed the last Soul Nation ever (for those of you who are drunk or not able to judge from my drunk typing style, that was a tad on the sarcastic side), though I suppose next year it'll be "Re-Hash it's not Soul Nation with Cov ppl let back in honest".

April 25, 2005

Oh I forgot…

I'm now 20…and officially old according to a few ppl…oh great.

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