Axver (axver) wrote,
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It's as beautiful a day as an exam day can be.

Despite my dire predictions of doom and woe, today went remarkably well. Ladies and gentlemen, study pays off. Hence why I will be doing a good deal of it later today for a broad variety of subjects.

I woke up with a headache. Today did not start well. I still have the headache, actually, though it's subsided quite a bit. I woke up, thought "hey, I'm feeling good, hooray!" ... and then I sat up. "Uuurrrrghh, headache!" was roughly what my thought processes were like. So I got my way to school, did some hurried study with the folks there (which saved my butt on one question), and went into the Geography exam. It was two hours long, plus perusal time, and so I got going ... and went, and went, and went. I finished with about 40-45 minutes to spare. I know I stuffed two questions, but this exam was HUGE and I still think I'm in the A range. It was out of 177 marks if that gives you any idea of the enormity of this thing. Probably the longest exam I've ever done both question- and marks-wise, though it still wouldn't beat a couple of maths exams for sheer difficulty of task.

The rules rather clearly stipulate that no student is to leave the room early, so I just sat around and it will come as no surprise to any of you what entered my head. To answer any questions about what I do in the spare time at the end of exams, let me tell you now that I devise U2 setlists. This is my latest work. Those of you who keep track of my setlist hobby would know that I have always found Streets to be a hard song to follow. Well, one invention was flowing the long outro into Bad - Edge could ease the outro to a slower speed and then slip into the harmonics of Bad. It at least works in my head. Anyway, the setlist (with the alternatives that I jotted in);

Where The Streets Have No Name
Bad
Please
All I Want Is You
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Trip Through Your Wires
In God's Country
Exit (including Van Morrison's Gloria)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Seconds
Angel Of Harlem
Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
One Tree Hill --> The First Time
[Alternatively: Seconds/People Get Ready/The Wanderer/Dirty Day]
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running To Stand Still
[Here it divides in two. Setlist one is in italics, setlist two is in bold]
A Sort Of Homecoming She's A Mystery To Me
God Part II Lemon --> With Or Without You

Desire God Part II
All Along The Watchtower Desire [ZooTV]
With A Shout (Jerusalem) Even Better Than The Real Thing

I Will Follow Hawkmoon 269
11 O'clock Tick Tock --> The Ocean I Will Follow
One --> So Cruel 11 O'clock Tick Tock
40

And there you have it!

Tomorrow features a whole day of German exams. Four in total, and in order, they are: writing, reading, speaking, listening. We can choose if we do the writing or reading first and I think I'll go for writing first. I'll decide after my study tonight. Right now, writing is the only one I'm feeling even remotely confident with.

athanasius7, where've you got to?

I think tomorrow I'll be spamming this LJ with photos. Woo!

Why does the seeder for the full colour ZooTV Stockholm 11 June 1992 DVD have to be on so little? Still, 37.4% of the first DVD is better than nothing. Also, whoever thought The Cry/The Electric Co. could be beautiful? It may be angry, full of rage and violent catharsis, but beautiful? One date and city: 23 October 1984, Nantes. I'd love to know what Bono's singing during the lull. It's really nice, though. I'm just ticked it fades away into Bad, so we miss out on the final riff. Bad is very beautiful too, though. And before I start rambling away on scary U2 tangents, I shall bid you all adieu and contemplate beginning my German study.

--- 12:06pm ---

Our multitalented Bono: singing falsetto, filming himself, and spinning madly.


For all of you who were wondering just what the ZooTV stage looks like, here's a shot from the final show of the fourth leg at the RDS Showgrounds in Dublin. Hooray for hanging Trabants!


--- 3:10pm ---

I think Lauren just came into possession of my soul. Uh-oh ...

--- 3:23pm ---

I never should've made the previous edit. Dear me.
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