The longer version ...
Woke up at 6:50am - fifty minutes LATER than I've gotten up in recent days - to the sounds of Jimmy Eat World. No matter how much I like Jimmy Eat World, I was not impressed. Why not? Because I'm used to waking up to U2's Under A Blood Red Sky. I can tell the time by it, and I know just how many songs I can let play before I actually need to get up to avoid being late. But with Jimmy Eat World, I wouldn't have a clue, so I dragged myself out of bed and got ready for school. No hassles there, apart from that I couldn't find any gel to spike my hair with.
Period one, Study: totally pointless because, being the first class of term, I had nothing to study for. So I checked out what CDs the Gold Coast City Library Service has on their website, and found them to have a poor range. Then I went on the Soon MB. Funny story behind this. I tried to go to my favourite U2 website, www.interference.com, beforehand, and couldn't. Why not? Because it's a messageboard, and my school's filtering policy has blocked them. Or so the message I got said. Being a bit daring, I went to the Soon website, and tried to get on the MB, not liking my chances. I was very shocked when I signed on and it actually worked! That was good.
Period two, Geography: boring.
Period three, German: boring. I have a German writing exam on Monday. GRR.
Period four, English: mildly interesting. For a change, we get to choose a book to read. This is FANTASTIC. We have NEVER been able to choose before. It rarely happens here. We've been given suggestions and what we're to read should be relevant to the unit ... so I'm going to try to come up with some way that the entire Hitch-Hikers series is relevant! I'll give the list of recommended books later.
Period five, SOR: interesting, as per usual. I've come up with a very good idea for my assignment. Even involves using U2 quotes.
Period six, Maths B: dull. Got my results back from last term's exams. Hardly impressed, and I feel hard-done-by, but I passed. Unlike Pat and Sam, the poor guys.
Then I went to come home. The gridlock in the school car park was terrible. It took my mother about ten minutes to get up the driveway to the car park. It was absolute insanity. Then the gridlock just suddenly cleared within a very short space of time and Mum appeared.
This week is not shaping up to be a good week. The Debating Co-ordinator took a photo of me for the yearbook, and it was at this point that she informed me I have a Modern History exam on Thursday. GRR. It's a response to stimulus exam, which you supposedly cannot study for, but it's still an exam. I also have a Junior Council meeting on Thursday, which I don't want to go to. I haven't been for five months, and that might raise some issues. Hope not.
So, this coming week;
Wednesday: sixth anniversary of my move to Australia, will hopefully still be unwell because otherwise I'll be spending an entirely pointless day at school.
Thursday: Junior Council and Modern History exam. Please no.
Friday: Rugby World Cup starts! EEEEEE! Go Argentina, THUMP Australia! Haha, you can tell I'm a Kiwi: I'll go for any team playing against Australia. Argentina is generally quite underrated, but I doubt they'll win. If they do, it will be quite an upset.
Monday next week: German writing exam. I'm going to have to do heaps of study for this. Lots of new stuff to learn.
School has helped ease my pain with the lack-of-U2-ness. But still, it's very weird waking up to something other than U2 and I don't like it. It's not right. And now ... I'm listening to Pink Floyd, and was listening to Matchbox Twenty earlier, and I'm wondering where U2 is. Listening to U2 is second nature to me. It's just this normal thing that's there, and I sometimes don't even notice it at the time, but when it's gone, it's quite noticeable.
Anyhow, M*A*S*H time. The episode yesterday was very moving. I'm convinced this is the best show of all time.