Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Finito!

T'is the end of an era. I have now finished university. No more studying, essaying, late library sessions, lectures. Part of me is relieved and part of me doesn't want to let go! But I think a huge part of me is full dread. What am I supposed to do with my self now? Masters? Graduate Job? Travel? Move back home? I have no idea which way to turnnnnn....................

Monday, 8 August 2011

London Today

So this weekend London has seen riots and violence all throughout its (socially deprived) boroughs. It all started because of the fuzzy death of Mark Duggan by the police. Some say he was shooting at the police, others say he would never do such a thing. Either way his life was lost sadly and Londoners are angry. Peaceful protests have reportedly taken place standing for justice in his name but I feel many mindless idiots have completely ruined this in cause for a pair of J.D trainers.

Buildings such as Carpet Right and Iceland are being burnt down. Ladbrokes, as I type this, is being destroyed by  a baseball bat in the hand of a mindless individual in Mayor Street. I use the word 'mindless' because that is exactly what it is. They are not standing up for a cause. They are not sending out a direct message. They are looting and destroying their own high street stores that have served them for years. How can I not help but think these are a bunch of idiots just selfishly destroying their society for their own fun and gain?

I say all of this in a defensive way because it annoys me the amount of people who are giving these thugs an excuse and sympathy. These people claim "if you treat people like beasts they will act like beasts" and go on to claim they have been let down by society and the government. What fucking ever. This government house these people, society give their money to these people. This is not acceptable and it does my head in to think some people think it is. Many people live in poverty and they do not go around smashing their community up. They need to take a good look at themselves and realise, even if it is to create a voice for themselves in the name of justice, they have just taken ten steps backwards and continue to do so.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Procrastinating

I think its safe to assume that it is impossible, literally impossible, to go through 3 years of uni and to not procrastinate. I just cant get enough of procrastination lately. Hence why I'm writing on here actually. At this precise moment, I have two essays to write and an exam to study for. I've dragged myself to the library, 11am on a flipping Sunday just to sit and do what exactly what I was doing at my flat. It a catch 22 situation, as each minute goes by I get more and more pissed off at myself yet pulled deeper into the black hole of procrastination. GRRRRRRR. I guess now I am here, trapped by my pathetic will power and miserable self-dicipline, there isn't much else I can do but carry on writing....

I shouldn't really be too harsh on myself. My new iphone 4 (!!!) is also to blame for my lack of studying. Really, I know its cliche, but I have been missing out. I love this thing. Twitter, Facebook, Whats App all just a touch away.....it really is irresistible. Perfect tool to aid my procrastination! It really is harder for students living in 2011 to study without any distractions. 20, 10 or even 5 years ago (when I was a Sixth Former) we didn't have iphones, facebook, twitter, Sky Plus. Some of us barely had laptops. A trip to the library meant a trip to the library. 5/6 solid hours working and not inbetween Facebook status updates. Thanks Mark Zuckerberg, Murdoch and Apple Makers. How dare you enhance your technology while I'm still at uni. My degree classification is currently declining every time you guys advance your technology. So no more please.

On a brighter note, I currently have 15 days left of uni. Holy.Shit. Actually.... that is a bloody scary thought. Maybe not so bright after all. Despite all my incessant moaning about uni work, I think I will miss uni so bloody much it will hurt. Don't get me wrong, I want money (lots), I want to work and procrastinate and be paid to do it. I want to have my own place and a car and working provides all this. But at a price. A harsh price indeed. Only 2 sociable days of the week. Tax. 2 weeks annual leave. These things are foreign to the student bubble I reside in. It will be a smack to reality I'm sure.  

Well, I have 15 days to get used to the idea whether I like it or not.

I shall now attempt to start my essay. And try to enjoy it while I can.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

OK, lets do this...

So here is my attempt to become more socially interactive online. I keep reading that its a must for people who want to enter into the media world so have decided to create this blog! I also have created a twitter account and pledge to use both these tools to advance my social skills online. I also think writing a blog will be somewhat therapeutic as you can just write what you want, how you want and with no pressure! This blog can be like stress-release virtual ball, whenever something 'grinds my gears' I can just pop on these and tell anyone who wants to read. Hopefully, I will get the hang of this soon and it will be like second nature (like checking my facebook account numerous times a day). I hope to also find some other cool blogs to follow!

Let's do this...