Monday, 30 May 2011

Advice from Ali G, is that wise?

Of course I'm talking about Lewis Hamilton's latest comment during an interview after the Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton is well known for his moaning and blaming of others, and yesterday proved to be no different. Understandably pissed off, Hamilton doesn't seem to comprehend the benefits of simply keeping your mouth shut in situations like that.
Clearly, he is annoyed about receiving penalties, which although unlucky I have to stay were fair. He got a penalty for attempting to overtake Massa, and instead went into him because of the tight corner, the same tight corner that Di Resta crashed into Alguersuari and also received a penalty for. Evidence that there is no victimising of Hamilton, and certainly no discrimination against him because 'he is black'.
The reason Hamilton was so annoyed was because it was Massa who supposedly held him up during his hot lap during qualifying, and also because Massa crashed in the race seconds after Hamilton's failed overtake, the incident had no bearing on Massa's position.
So unlucky Hamilton, but this is motor sport and there are always going to be elements of luck involved, blaming the marshalls, Massa and joking about racism is not going to help your chances of winning the F1 championship.
Don't get me wrong, I'm no Hamilton hater, in fact I was supporting him as the only viable contender for the championship against Vettel until Monaco, however his very public display of annoyance is going to do him no favours. I feel sorry for the girl who was interviewing him, fair play to her for not leaving too awkward a silence after his "joke" and managing to continue the interview. It must have been a fairly jaw-dropping moment when he replied that "maybe cos I'm black" was the reason for him being targeted by the stewards.
I suggest Hamilton takes some advice from Mark Webber, who has always been unlucky and certainly in the example I'm about to give was a victim of team favouritism. Here's Webber on letting your feelings been known in the coolest way possible yet without causing offence after the Silverstone Grand Prix last year. Legend.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

What Good Sports

Today I discovered the coolest player in rugby...Frederic Michalak of the Barbarians casually sipping on champagne during the England v Barbarians game, and then go on to score a try smiling at the guy he had just dodged past. AMAZING!! Also hilarious description of him by the commentators, 'here comes the good Michalak', hinting at his absolute inconsistency, what a Barbarian.
Altogether a great game even if England did lose, but it was hard anyway to muster much support for the "England" squad which consisted mostly of old veterans (Charlie Hodgson still hasn't retired apparently!) and potential outsiders for the World Cup this autumn. Good to see Banahan being praised, obviously I'm an avid fan being from Jersey, really want to see more of him in international play- his sheer power and surprising pace at 6'7" makes for some exciting rugby when he breaks through defence. Also very impressed by Tim Visser who scored the Barbarians winning try two mins from the end. Had to look him up after the game, a Dutch rugby player very unusual, but apparently he qualifies to play for England- Johno snap him up, this guy has got potential!
Finally I have an incredible suggestion for Rugby Union- have the Barbarians as a wild card team in the World Cup, the team being made up of uncapped, retired, or unselected players. Remember you heard it here first, watch this space...

Saturday, 28 May 2011

A Promise

I made a deal with a certain Miss Jessica Mattler that she would get a mention on my next blog post. Well Jess, you don't just get a mention, oh no, a whole blog post dedicated to you!
As this is a blog, it seems fitting that I should mention Jess's blog is the link
It's all about eating out and cooking, and food in general, basically THE BUSINESS
For those who haven't already guessed, eating out is, like my dear friend Jess, one of my favourite things to do. I'd also like to praise Jess for her blog's purpose, unlike my erratic ramblings, Jess's blog has a theme, something I hope to have one day on here. In other words, Jess is my idol.
By the way, this isn't a frape (I don't know if there's such thing as a brape, get it- blog and rape merged-genius) although I have to mention it is tongue in cheek, I'm not her stalker.. ahem

Photos to share...

Here are a few photos that I wanted to share...
(copyright moi)

Amazon River, Puerto Maldonado, Peru (July 2009)

Redgate Beach, Margaret River, Western Australia (November 2008)

The Peak, Hong Kong (September 2008)

The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada (April 2009)

Friday, 27 May 2011

Back from Oxford

So hello hello I know my blog fans (i.e. Guy and Becca) have been awaiting my next blog post with baited breath so here is the next installment in my hugely exciting life.
Currently watching Jeremy Kyle in his full glory, the last story was about a three way relationship, Jezza has been on top form although we haven't had a DNA test or lie detector yet which is quite disappointing. I am struggling to understand what some of the people are actually saying though, it's not exactly the Queen's English.
Got back from Oxford earlier today, the train ride back was an absolute joke I was forced to sit on the floor it was so crowded (like I was going to stand up for the full 50 mins) and had some woman's arse right in my face which was pleasant. Also I lost the earpiece padding on one of my Ipod earphones which may seem very trivial but is actually very annoying, my left ear is missing its padding.
Anyway had a good time in Oxford with Eddy and Harry, I got to go to one of the Oxford dinners AND I wore a gown (even if it was just a commoner's one, I'm not lying that is its actual name) in the longest dinner hall in Oxford, fact. Apparently the Keble hall was asked by the Harry Potter filmmakers to be the Hogwarts hall but they said yes on the condition that the pictures of the Keble wardens were kept up, what fools! Missed out on so much kudos to be the Harry Potter hall!

Monday, 23 May 2011

The First Of Many (I hope...)

This is my first attempt at a real blog, and given my track record at committing to things I am not optimistic it will be kept up...HOWEVER I will do my best!
The blog has no real theme as yet, just a random record of my activities, call it an outlet for my thoughts and feelings if you want to be pretentious, or realistically, if you know me, it's an excuse not to revise.

I am currently revising for university exams, or rather sat in my living room with a copy of Heat (which also came with Closer for an extra 30p, bargain) watching what I believe is Dickinson's Real Deal, this really is a new low. I have left the house once today to return an Asos package at the post office, that bow just fell off the bikini I ordered, honestly I haven't worn it (!) and to the local Spar to get some milk. Wow I think I need to recover, that was thrilling.

Appalling daytime tv, trashy magazines and an absolutely pathetic attitude to revision sums up my day, and to be honest university life. Is this a problem?? Not for me, I quite enjoy it.