^did you just call toby a geek? that is so far from the truth as to be utterly ridiculous.
it probably stunk of detergent because certain parts had just been cleaned especially. or something.
anyway, hughs is awesome. the gym is good. it is old, but it has a lot of things. people i know who are total obsessives with weights and **** use it lots, so it cant be too bad.
after your first year, if you want an en-suite room, you will get one. in your first year, theres a good chance you'll get one, and if not, you'll very possibly have a sink. but if you dont you'll probably be in a really social building which also has awesome kitchens, so its all good really.
the location doesnt matter that much really. if you cycle, its really not a problem at all. if you dont, you're lame anyway. also, you'll learn more the longer you're there about the awesome places in oxford that hughs is much closer to than most other colleges. like the jericho cafe. both gardener's arms. pierre victoire. the raddy. things in summertown. ali's kebab van. yeah.
the boathouse was mentioned. it is close. the jcr block books punts for all throughout trinity term, so theyre free to use, which is nice, cos punts are expensive to hire.
the kenyon kitchens were mentioned. yeah, theyre kinda small, and have silly ovens, but i've cooked some awesome stuff in them. if you cant cook in them, its because you're just bad at cooking i think.
if you want to play music, theres an orchestra or something if you're into classical. if you're into rock and indie and ****, well, yknow, it doesnt matter what college youre in. youll find people out of college. there was an all hughs band called moon unit who were... interesting. there are some good bands out there with hughs members though. one of the guys in the young playthings, who are fairly well known, is a hughs postgrad, as well as a junior dean. believe. but yeah, its good for music. we have a practice room. it isnt as good as the band room at, say, new (but that is just ridiculously good), but it has a drumkit and some pianos and an organ. or something. it works. but it isnt soundproofed. silly.
we used to be really good at football, but we've got steadily ****ter, but shfc is still the most awesome thing in the world ever. so play football. the rugby team is annoyingly good. they would have won the league last year, if not for a decision by a referee in the final game of the season that ruled out the winning try, and has been universally accepted as completely wrong. theres rowing or something too. dont row. rowing is lame.