Axver (axver) wrote,

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Very glad I stayed home today. I got to talk - as in verbally talk on AIM - to Lauren, which was very grand. One thing I have noticed is that 'real' Americans (as in those who I meet face-to-face or talk to on AIM or the phone) tend to have a more noticeable, stronger accent than 'TV/movie' Americans (as in Americans in movies and on TV shows, even just normal, everyday Americans who made the news for some reason). I find this interesting.

I sound like a Brit who's picked up an Aussie/Kiwi accent somewhere along the way, supposedly. This fascinates me. Probably my speech is a bit British, because I use some quite British words ('tally-ho' is very fun), and I do come from a family that, on most sides, traces back to some part of the British Isles at some point. Although the way I say 'six', 'seven', 'pen', and 'pin' instantly gives me away as a Kiwi. ('sucks', 'sivin/suvun', 'pin', and 'pun' according to some of my Australian classmates)

The cover of Time this week makes me sad. There's a picture of this little girl kissing her father, and in the background is a picture of her mother, who was killed at Bali. It's so sad. I don't know how these people who've lost relatives to terrorism - or ANYTHING - cope. I haven't opened the issue yet ... I sure hope there's some good news section, because I'm getting sick of sad and bad news. It's the anniversary of the Bali attacks on Sunday, so I guess I better prepare to hear more sad stuff about Bali ...

Tomorrow won't be fun. I don't want to go to Junior Council. DON'T, DON'T, DON'T. But I feel obligated to, and I should anyway. I'm peeved about missing Maths B. Well, this is a good and a bad thing. I don't enjoy the actual class, so I don't mind missing it for that reason. But we're doing some really important stuff, really starting to get into calculus, so I'd rather not miss that. Ah well, at least I don't miss Maths C, because that's at the end of the day. Seriously, sometimes I can't believe how advanced that subject is. By the end of grade ten, we were already doing stuff most people don't EVER do in high school or at least don't go into it in depth.

I was going to do study earlier today. Alas, I didn't. So I better do that either this afternoon or this evening. I was going to send a few e-mails today as well, but I haven't. I'm getting slack. Bad Andre. German and Modern History study ... how thrilling ...

U2 fast WAS going good. WAS. Then Lauren mentioned she was listening to Running To Stand Still, one of the most beautiful songs ever, and I really wanted to whack it on or go down and watch the even more beautiful live version on the Rattle And Hum video. But then we changed the topic and I got over it. So I'm coping.

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