Monthly Archives: October 2011

Uni Life…

Firstly I must apologise for my lack of posting in the last few weeks or so (not that anyone really cared but hey ho). The reason and excuse if you can call it that, is that I have now left for University and have just indulged in my first and maybe last Freshers Week, ever! Yeah, I can literally hear the nodding heads of past students who have all, for one week only, forgotten how to live like normal human beings.


A Kranz (wreath) of Kölsch beer.

Image via Wikipedia

In Freshers Week anything goes, and I mean anything! Getting up to a mid afternoon sun splashing through your mouldy window is a normality and fast food, that you would not touch with a barge poll at any other time, is consumed in the early hours of the morning after a long, sweaty night outs. Standard practice.

For anyone who’s not to sure what a Freshers Week is: It’s simply a week jam-packed full of social events allowing students to meet and greet and get to know each other. In many ways it’s brilliant you can start talking to random individuals on the basis that no one knows anyone. This is where the outrageously confident people come alive. They absolutely love it!

After the initial shock of realising that actually I would now have to do my own washing and cooking settled down I decided it was time to give a bit of dreaded cooking a go. Now you’ll be glad to know I wasn’t ambitious in anyway.

Uncle Ben's logo

Image via Wikipedia

Chicken and a Uncle Ben’s packet of rice sounded like a good idea at the time, ok! Well who knew fire alarms were so easy to set off these days, ridiculous! I mean they don’t even give you a chance. Not only did I set off the fire alarm, I managed to time it to the exact moment someone came to the door, so the whole of my courtyard could see the smoky debris leaking from the kitchen. What can I say? Some people are simply born talented. The Chicken was just about edible for anyone that was wondering! 1-0 me, I believe.

It’s been a few weeks now and every time I attempt chicken the fire alarms starts to wail in that ear pitching, screeching scream. Brilliant. I might as well go out and shout to everyone that has functioning ears, that I’ve just burnt my chicken and desperately need my mum to make me a proper meal. Ah well, that’s life and all part of the wonderful process of growing up and to be honest I will look back in fondness to these days I’m sure. Well I flippin’ hope I do!

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Tevez caught thoroughly offside

Carlos Tevez, oh Carlos where do I begin? For anyone that doesn’t follow football (soccer), Carlos Tevez is one of the highest paid players in the Premier League (English Football League) and is, well brilliant that can’t be denial. However, in many ways he is simply outrageous!


Man City welcomes Carlos Tévez to Manchester

Tevez picture used on billboard

In Manchester City’s recent Champions League match against Bayern Munich Tevez was asked by his manager to come on with around 30 minutes to go. For anyone that is at all interested in football they know that anything and I mean anything (being an Arsenal Fan) can happen in 30 minutes. Tevez refused to leave the bench. Now that’s just the same as your boss asking you to, let’s say, finish an article and you replying…’yeah, actually you know what, probably not this time actually but cheers anyway’!


Because we are decent individuals I hear you say? Maybe. But I believe the problem is a lot deepen that a stubborn man acting well below his age and even his shoe size. Footballers are paid such ridiculous wages that they feel untouchable and this is worrying for a society in decline. Tevez can sit on the bench each week and not have one kick of a ball and still earn £200k. (pause for effect) Yep that’s right probably more that we all earn a year! Well that sucks, agreed.

By refusing to play when asked by his manager Tevez has shown a massive lack of respect. He is a fantastic footballer and surely must love playing the beautiful game. Any fan would tell you how much they would love to be out on the big stage with their stars. So Tevez’s actions has not only let himself and his team-mates down but also the fans, his wage payers.

It is astonishing to see how celebrities have become so powerful. In today’s society celebrities can get away with nearly everything and it sets a really poor example for the youth who take a lot of stick.


Carlos Tévez


Should we let this lack of respect just go because he is a famous, desirable star or do we need to face up to the facts and challenge an overpaid celebrity with serious issues? Too harsh?

If Tevez would put all his energy into his gift from God then I would be his biggest fan but unfortunately his has assumed a position of superiority which frankly he hasn’t earnt and doesn’t deserve.

Tagged , , , , , , ,