Life

Money, Now TV, and University

This is a post about three things, I combined them due to me not having enough to have three separate posts.

Firstly I would like to concentrate on money. I know money is important and unfortunately money does make the world go round but the cost of everything these days is astronomical! I mean I’m a student and people seem to think we have loads of money, I assure you we don’t! If it wasn’t for the interest free overdraft I would be in trouble big time, I can’t wait for my student loan, not to go on a spending spree but for my account to go from red to black, just going for a coffee now days requires you to have money to burn! By the time you have got your books for the year, sorted your travel, and got your uni supplies you have eaten a god chunk of your loan, you then need food, bills paying, and for law students you need to fund the social events that get you work experience. I’m glad I have a part time job that’s giving me 18.5 hours from September, I need all the money I can get, this illusion of students having money to burn is incorrect.

Second is TV, I’m not some who who sits and watches a lot of TV, if something catches my eye I tend to get it on catch up at a later date when I have time, law students don’t have time to sit around that often but i often watch movies who have things on in the background and NOW TV is a gem! No long term contracts, easily affordable with my part time job and it gives me fantastic TV, movies, and sports if I want them. You can change your monthly outlay at the drop of a hat, handy for students. I emit i was sceptical of this at first, wasn’t quite sure of its relevance but after a 30 day free trial I love it!

Finally is University. I love it, the feeling of people getting work done, you hear knowledge flowing, pages turning, highlighters being used, staples keeping notes together, sounds geeky I know but I love that sound and feeling. I find that being in a place where others are working and learning makes you want to do the same, learning is conducive to learning. A mistake I made early first year was trying to work at home, to many distractions and nothing making feel like I should and want to learn. I wanted to learn but it wasn’t he same feeling you get at University, I think it has something to do with me feeling like I belong there, I really enjoy my degree subject and I think thats the key to it, if you don’t enjoy it you won’t succeed at it to the best of your ability.

The Equipment.

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The new laptop is for taking to uni, its light, very quiet, meant to have a 12 hour battery but I can get 16 out of it, and is going to be my primary note creator. My plan for the new uni term is that of taking notes on paper during lectures and then heading the library to turn them in to typed notes and using my revision guides to flesh them out with key cases and statutes. Starting early and keeping in front of the eight ball is important this year, got a lot of distractions with external mooting and work experience.

The suit is a add on if you will, it is not directly applicable to uni day to day but is what I need. My old navy suit is looking past its best and a new one is needed for work experience in chambers and is the attire needed for mooting competitions. I need to make a good impression and you can’t find a better cut than TM Lewin unless you start looking at luxury £750 plus suits like G+H.

I know a lot of people think I am mad for buying £220 suits and £1449 Laptops but you get what you pay for and you can’t beat Apple for reliable computing and TM Lewin for quality yet affordable suits.

Just to clarify yes I am a Law student with Despicable Me Minion bedding (Some would say Despicable spelling and grammar too)

Sorry for the long absence, the new Mac should help with that too!

Where have all the decent people gone?

Where have all the decent people gone? Seriously everything you do now days seems to be put down or someone else has already done it so why are you talking about it?

Life seems to be about what can I get from that person to further myself but I don’t care what I can do to further that other person. Yes I may not be the smartest person to ever do Law, I may not get a 1st but that doesn’t mean that others have a right to look down their noses at me and treat me like some underling. I work hard, I try my best and frankly that’s all a person can give. If I or any other person achieve something that I or they have worked hard for and are proud to have achieved it why is it that the first thing I hear isn’t a well done or nice going but a oh Bob did it first or Fred did that last year or I never really saw the point in it so its stupid.

People seem hell-bent on making themselves out to be the best and put everyone else down in the process! That doesn’t make you a better person it makes you a parasite, a leech on life and someone who needs exterminating. I use an analogy of someone working out in a gym, why laugh at them and call them weak because they can’t lift what you can, you started off lifting smaller weights than someone else so by your own model of society you are weak and pathetic and fat and a low life. if you give people encouragement and support then they may well reach what you can do one day but if you just put them down you aren’t helping at all.

Same goes for people who pretend they are doing something for you because you are a friend but really just want to use you for something else. For example hey yea come to my party on Friday but can you bring all your DJ equipment and put a playlist together and bring lights and stuff. So I’m not invited to the party you want me to DJ your party well then that will be £300 you knobhead, in fact £600 because I just added the mandatory you are a douchebag delivery charge.

Why cant things be simple? Friends with some one? support what they do you may not like it but it’s important to your friend so support them. Not friends with someone? Then have nothing to do with them, don’t talk to them don’t contact them and leave them the fuck alone just exchange pleasantry remarks like hello if you ever pass each other. Where friends and now you aren’t? Just tell them, sorry but I don’t want to hang out/be your friend whatever but just tell them, everyone knows where they stand and that’s that. No awkward texts from them where you don’t want to talk but they think you are friends and you don’t want to be.

Its puts and end to all this bollocks of putting each other down for no reason just be civil, is it so hard to support someone just because they feel like they have achieved something?