Waiting for My Chance to Come – Noah and the Whale
Yeah, I know, its been ages. I could pin it down to being really busy – because that is not a lie – but I could also pin it down to coming to most Sunday nights and just not being in the mood (even as I was in the middle of this I got distracted by charlieissocoollike). So I guess I’ll summarise my past 3 weeks in a bunch of dot points.
Had a lot of exams. I have completed all assessments for Art (I came first in the year), Software Design (including a major work) and maths, which is pretty big. Next up trials and then final exams and then out of high school.
One more assessment left for this term. Holidays are in two weeks.
Visited the Rose Seidler House for art on the 7th. Its basically a modernist house designed in 1948 and preserved in 1950′s modernism (current art case study).
My friend Lilli’s 18th was on the 11th. Kind of a weird party, a bit like being back in year 9 because all the ‘old’ friends I don’t really talk to any more were there. But it was alright.
A lot of time spent lately with my two old friends Tiffany and Sophia.
Father and brother went to Taiwan the other week for a business thing, brought me back some stuff, including a beautiful watch and some industrial boots that – whenever I find time – I’ll modify with studs and stuff.
Dyed my hair impulsively last week. I don’t believe that photo does the colour justice; it was intended to be a royal blonde kind of colour, though now its more caramel – my hair cannot be anything other than ginger, its official.
Naturally so much more has been going on, but its a bit… unnecessary to blog about. I think things’ll be ok though. Final year is stressful and its kind of building up and my body has been taking it out on me a bit but yeah. Something cool will happen soon, though, I hope. And if, in the miraculous chance, anything does happen, I’ll try to blog about it on time.
I am so not in the mood for owning fansites any more. Lord.
So school’s back. This isn’t fun. Course work has been ok, haven’t really done a lot, but people just annoy me a lot. I mean, they literally will come to where we sit, drop their bags and folders and stuff, and then leave to sit like, 3 metres away. I mean, what is the POINT?! Christine, Melanie and I are not in this group to mind your bags. Christ.
Today was cool, though. We had a Geography field study, so we went to Olympic Park and the wetlands there. We did a lot of work on the mangroves, did some soil tests and creek water testing and cool stuff like that. I’m not actually that big of a fan of physical geography (more of a human geography kind of person, y’know, stuff like population and urbanisation and things) so the day was a little too sciency but still really fun. I like how our class just really get along and we all just have fun together. I don’t know. Good harmony in a class actually really does help.
Nothing else exciting has been going on. Had a boring weekend involving a lot of work (about 4-5 hours on both Saturday and Sunday), which I didn’t like at all. Dad freaked out when I went $15 over my phone bill, but then calmed down after I worked for him for ages. Saw Dillan Monday afternoon (he had school, hahahaha) and Wednesday. That was cool. Um, yeah. Haven’t gotten ANYWHERE with my English story. I currently have two starts, one from third person basically explaining this guys existence so far, and another is a first person monologue, essentially. The second one is a bit more engaging, and establishes my theme a bit more, but I never like writing in first person so I am stuck. Even though it does sound like I’m more attached to the second idea. But I don’t even have a plot. I have a basic idea (its about Chernobyl and (because its got to be Gothic) will somehow involve houses being living creatures) but its so hard to do in 1200 words. Because I’m not a big ‘and then, and then, and then’ writer (or thinker), I’m more of a ‘lets ramble on about insignificant details which I think makes things oddly beautiful’ writer. I don’t know.
I totally had the wierdest moment ever today. I saw this on a magazine cover. I mean, yes it was done FOR Crysis 2 and yes it was a gaming magazine, but its always so odd seeing art from DA in real life. Its kind of a cold reminder that what you do, what you’re good at, can get you places. DA & other media uploading sites can get you places. Its weird to think about it.
I really feel like going magazine hunting and coffee drinking and scarf shopping.
This blog is going nowhere. I’ll just shut up and leave the Wild Target trailer here. SO excited.
I have a lot of bruises on my legs. I blame my school bag for hitting them so often.
The past week seems so long ago now. Saturday I saw Dillan; we went into the city and faffed about (buying magazines & drinking coffe & eating random things & picnics in the rain & that), which was fun. I don’t even remember Sunday. Must’ve been boring, then, lmao. Saw Dillan again on Tuesday & Thursday, which was lovely, even if my father has decided to start taking a hand in my relationship with him. Dad’s decided that he should control how often I see him & such. I don’t know. He also always seems annoyed with me whenever I mention Dillan. Um, ok? I don’t even know.
Today we had International Day/Harmony Day at school. Basically, its a day off school where we have concerts (mainly involving international dances) & varieties of food stalls (eg; Indian stall selling Indian food, etc) & such. No classes. Free dress. Fun things. Mainly. It was mainly a really slow & hot day, but it sure as hell beats having class. Loads of funny stuff happened, too. For example, Christine happened to be working on the “Gypsy Fortune Telling” stall, which, as you can imagine, was hilarious, considering that no one working there knew anything about what they were doing and just making up crap along the way. Still, I got a free cup of tea & all was well.
I know I also talk about Skins every week for the past 8 weeks, but last night was the finale of Season 4. Spoilers ahead – haven’t seen 7 or 8, don’t read. I am generally unhappy with the loose-ends that Ep 8 had. I’m glad Naomi/Emily are solved, their story line was my favourite in S3, and for them to be happy makes me happy. Thomas & Pandora kind of had a proper ending, it wasn’t specific, but they showed where they were going and thats good enough. The fact that they ignored Katie, Effy & JJ’s endings completely just annoyed me. What’s happening with them?! And then Cook… I mean, I love me my Cookie, but everything that I didn’t want to happen for him, did. The bit at the end was just… it was Cook, but I didn’t want it.
Still, the Kylie dancing probably made up for EVERYTHING. Almost. But oh well. Skins is now over & Friday afternoon’s'll be boring. Meh, what can you do?!
I need to catch up on website things so bad. I blame the fact that school is evil & that Dillan is distracting. I need to re-layout TFO & do some maintenance there, as with R-Grint… no one seems to want to help there which is lame. Still, I managed to finish my Friendly Fires fanlisting. They are SO GOOD, like wow. I’m going to stop typing this blog & just post a song of theirs, its amazing.
This past week has been simultaneously eventful and boring. The weekend was spent essentially watching Skins, but Dad also decided to upgrade my hard drive and DVD drive so had some nice quality time with the father. Which never happens (I’m not sporty, see). So now I have heaps of space which is great because I was down to like, 3GB and you always need 3GB on your hard drive so that temp files can run (like unsaved things, etc).
Then on Monday, I woke up stupidly early due to me needing to pee, so I get up, go to the back bathroom, do my business, then next thing I know I’m being pulled up from the floor. Apparently, I’d fainted. According to Mum, it was due to a mix of low blood pressure, humidity, lack of iron and so on. It was kind of scary, not the fact that I’d fainted, the fact that I didn’t know what had happened. No remembering is probably the scariest thing in the world. But I’m ok now. The lump on my head from hitting either the bath or the magazine stack (yeah, we have one in our bathroom, lmao. Probably the best part of the house) has gone, as is the bruising. And all the mosquito bites I’ve accumulated over the week are dying down which is great. We all know how prone to those bitchy bites I am. So I’m all nice and dandy now. Lovely.
Its finally gotten to that stage of holidays when I’ve been doing so little, I’m struggling to find things to blog about. I mean, it is probably a lot of my fault – I probably should ask people to hang out or whatever, but I get really discouraged when I see them all out together without me. Its like, well they’d either invite me out if they wanted to see me, or if I asked people to hang out, they’d already be busy. So I don’t ask people to hang out & get more lonely & it does suck, to be honest. But this blog will not be about that and I’ll start a new paragraph now.
I finally finished Through the Looking Glass a few nights ago. To be honest, I liked Alice in Wonderland more. Then again, I’ve been sitting on Looking Glass for about a month, never really trying to finish, and half-dreading reading it when I did have time (I’ve got about 3 graphic novels + 3/4 fiction books to read which I’m a bit more interested in). But I’m glad I’ve read it because when the new Tim Burton film is out, I’ll understand it more. The next thing I’ll read will probably be finish whichever graphic novel I’ve started (there are probably a few, lmao) then get onto ‘Wolverine: Not Dead Yet‘. TOPS!
I’ve got nothing left to blog about, so I’ll leave you with the new Skins 4 trailer. Skins 4 starts on the 28th, which is the day I go back to school, so its good timing. No doubt school will bring stress and anxiety from seeing everyone again, so this to relax with is good.
I seriously just came back from the best birthday party I’ve been to all year. It was in the middle of the day, it was like a picnic in a park, and the park had a cricket pitch. We played with tennis balls (bollocks to play with, too much bounce) and umbrellas. I bowled/wiki-ed most of the time, we didn’t keep overs. Just did whatever. Caught Christine out the one time she managed to hit the ball, pmsl. It was so awesome.
I can’t think of anything else to mention now, lmao. I have about… 5 assessment tasks in the next three weeks. One pamphlet (Health, naturally), a magazine spread (Visual Design. I’m going to do mine on Miu Miu), an in-class essay (History), an in-class short response task (English) and… an in-class re-write-information thing (Science). Its strange. Won’t even try to explain, pmsl. But yes. Haven’t started any of them, pmsl. Well, done a bit of the Science one, but whatever.
Lately I got into this electronica musician, James Yuill. I love him. Seriously. I usually hate it when people give me new songs to listen to (mainly because the people who do it generally give me shit, save Jess), so if you’re like me and won’t listen, go ahead, pmsl, but if not, you HAVE to listen to it. This is my favourite song.
I also work at a new fansite! Oho! Yipee! (lol wtf). Anyway, it is Tom Felton Online. It don’t own it and I’m not the main main main admin, but there is only two of us (Isabelle & I) and yeah. Its cool. Look at it. Whee.
This is kind of a shitty blog post. Whatever. Off to return comments (17!! Fucking wow!! I know three are from Jess but still, WOW!) and watch X-Men 2 before it goes back to the rental place.