Surrey won at climbing with an average overall score in bouldering of 58 Kingston trailing on 44.
I scored 57, I can’t lie I was a disappointed to have not finished in the top 50% for Surrey , I know the guys who ranked above me are definitely better than me and I didn’t make any ridiculous cock up so 57 is a pretty accurate representation of my ability.
As for the speed climbing my best was 27.91 seconds ,which looked like a promising time at first until some one set 20 flat and I only had one more attempt to better it, Olivia was stood on the balcony watching but by this time I’d hit the wall , I fucked up and only managed 30 seconds.
But it was nice to compete again , If I get on the committee next year I will hopefully organise more comps
A group of us were sat in the corridor of my house earlier when a guy farted , all the girls made a big fuss like “ohh that stinks” and went and stood in our little entrance hall bit.
Now guys of between about 16 and 21 I’d say are accused reasonably often by females of being immature where farting is concerned. Now let’s stop and consider for a minute. A guy farts , yes it may smell but he’ll say excuse me and it won’t be that much of a fuss, sure two guys may laugh about it. But women’s inability to handle the fact that farts smell is in itself immature.
No it doesn’t smell nice , but everyone does it and you’ve had 18 ish years to come to terms with this fact, there is no need to make such a big fuss or to move into a different room. Get over it.
So I can’t sleep , this keeps happening to me recently. I get into bed with Olivia she falls asleep and I’m way too restless so I get up go on the laptop and see if I can tire myself for a bit.
It gives me a lot of time to do some deep thinking , One theme I keep returning to is the meaning of life , which is a topic that really bugs me because it’s obvious it has no answer , but that’s what the problem is. I’m starting to see that actually there is no grand purpose to life and right now I’m not believing my own sentiments of life has whatever purpose you give it. I can kinda see why people turn to god, it gives them meaning. (NB this is not a climb down from my atheist stand point dear followers , merely I can see a perk to religion )
Last night I wrote a letter to a friend, well sort of , it said her name at the top and it was more an essay of my thoughts on a few topics. Which was strange as I never write letters to anyone and I had no intention of posting it. It was addressed to a friend who my only communications with are very intellectual (hopefully) and philosophical conversations. I do have a lot of respect and maybe admiration for her , however the urge to write to her at 2am still bewilders me.
Mainly however I worry about my work load an money next year, and that is what keeps me awake.
I spoke to Katie briefly today , she wished me happy birthday (it isn’t my birthday , I was fraped) I wasn’t bothered at all as I had no clue when hers was either , it was just nice to know she actually still exists.
I’m not going to write a massive essay about Kony , many people more eloquent than I have written fantastic pieces stating how it’s stupid , and all but the most passionate supporters realise that it’s going to die out and that they’re just jumping on a band wagon.
However what this whole thing has shown me is how few people are willing to truly speak their mind and not care that they’re completely contra to popular opinion. In discussions I’ve had today via facebook one thing I’ve noticed is that people make one of two mistakes.
1) they’re very quick to condem people of the opposite opinion , calling them cunts is one particular example I saw today. People need to learn to attack the other person’s argument and not the other person
2) They open every counter argument with “I’m not having a go at you but” “You’re entitled to your opinion and I’m not one to judge you but” Why are people so fucking scared of expressing their opinion honestly even if it the unpopular one, don’t be scared of causing offence, be honest regardless. secondly the point of debating is to pick flaws in another’s arguments , I don’t need you to tell me I’m entitled to my opinion , nor should you need to state you’re entitled to your own. Finally it should not need to be stated that “I’m not having a go at you” debates should be kept as impersonal as possible , remain civil.
Knock seven shades of shit out of their argument by all means , but stay civil