Thursday, 21 May 2009

"I write bars on spiderman rooftops, haze in my system."

After hearing rumors from freshers week of being able to get on to the roof of my uni halls, i was desperate to get up there.
On my first search for this holy grail it seemed that it was just a myth.
But one morning after a night out i was determined to find it, i already knew that the doors were locked at two of the staircases so i tried the 3rd, middle one. The door swung open to reveal a place i'd never seen before. It was the mechanics room for the elevators. it was pitch black but i managed to stumble past the clanging machinery and generators to find a tiny staircase and door.
It opened and the 5am sunlight filled the room, i had made it!
I can leave Portsmouth a happy man.

After i told my mates of the discovery we decided to get on another halls roof that night.
This one was easy, unhitch the window and jump down.

Friday, 15 May 2009

For Sparta!!

It was an eventful week for my football team - The mighty 'Gravesend Spartans'.
Sunday we had a double header (two games) against New ash Green. We needed to win both games to win the league and be promoted to the North Kent Sunday Premier. A draw in either would put us in 3rd place and mean we have to stay in division 1 for another year.
We faught valiantly and won both games 6-0! Premier here we come.

Then on tuesday was the Reporter Cup final against Kent cup champions and something like 35 times North Kent premier champions 'Sun'.
The venue was Dartford F.C's stadium Prince's Park.
We had a good turn out of fans, must have been at least 200 in the stands - including our mascot.

We came to the game as the under-dogs but we put up a fight.
The game was 1-1 at full time so we went into extra time where the Spartans took the lead and made it 2-1. Then Sun broke our hearts with a last minuite goal, the game went to penaltys.
I decided to step up and take one, my calfs were cramping on the run up, the flood lights were blinding me and there was the huge pressure from the crowd behind the goal but i managed to slot it bottom right corner. Booyah!
Sadly we lost 5-4 on penaltys. we were gutted.
We will have our revenge next year.

-Photos by mum

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Things i Hate about university

The People

I cant stand how most people come to uni and think they have to adhere to the uni steriotype of being crazy, drinking lots and dressing up... its like they had no life before uni.
People love staying here fore the whole semester. I love going home.
Dont get me wrong, i have some quality nights out here with my group of mates that are normal guys but uni is so over-rated.

By far, the worst of the people at uni are the preppy type
'Yahs, Jack wills wearers'... whatever you call them, they are complete arrogant twats.
A typical preppy twat would be wearing the following:

Stupid oversized floppy woolly hat- even on a warm sunny day!

Jack wills shirt/ other polo/ sports team top/ Uni hoodie

Shorts/Jack Wills Tracksuit bottoms

Flip Flops

'Uni Phrases'

Certain annoying phrases are used over and over... someone will hear a phrase then start to use it themselves. It keeps getting passed on until pretty much everyone is saying it. They think its cool to say them.
Some examples:

'Messy' - 'Lets get messy!' 'I had a messy night!!' 'this tune is messy'

'Times' - 'good times' 'bad times' 'fun times' 'drunk times' or a horrifying combo of 'messy times'

'Pre-drinks' - 'come to mine at 7 for pre-drinks' always pre-drinks, why not 'have a few drinks at mine before we go out' ?

Sports Team shirts/ Hoodies

The members of the teams wear their shirts and hoodies everywhere!... like its a medal.
its dosnt make you better because you know someone in the team and they got you in.

Music at student nights

Its always the same old shit... chart, rnb, commercial house, 'indie' rock...(where the artists are actually signed to big lables, not independant ones). Its terrible.
Though its never gunna change, 90% of students are idiots... n they lap this shitty music up.
They wouldnt make much money if they played decent music.


The biggest fad at the moment is dubstep... I love dubstep and i have been following it for about 4 years.
But it makes me cringe when all these stupid boys and girls claim that they love dubstep.
They only claim to like it because its just breaking into the overground and its the 'in thing' to like it.
Just like the 'indie' fad.