Axver (axver) wrote,

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I'm going slightly mad

Indeed, I'm going more than slightly mad. Firstly, an adequate understanding of Australian society is required here. This is the Rugby World Cup, so support for the Australian Wallabies is reaching fever pitch. New Zealand is Australia's arch-rival, and they get the most satisfaction when NZ is defeated. They also love having a friendly go at Kiwis and putting the NZ team down. It is quite frankly not an intelligent move for a Kiwi to walk around showing off his support for NZ. He will most likely cop a few mouthfuls. So what am I going to do? I think I've completely lost my senses because tomorrow is a non-uniform day at school, AND I'M GOING IN MY FLAMING KIWI SUPPORTERS GEAR! I hate to think what people are going to say to me. But holy carp, this is going to be FUN. Hehe, it's insane, and right up my alley.

In other news, I recorded a thing on TV last night about Pink Floyd. Turned out to be a documentary about the Dark Side of the Moon CD, and it was truly fascinating.

Whilst in the shower tonight, I was reflecting upon the debate earlier today (which is hardly unusual for me because this is often the location I reflect on things, particularly debates). I came to a realisation: if I'd been given about another half hour and spoken first and second along as third, there is a good chance I could've won the debate single-handedly. We were dragged down by the inexperience of our other two speakers, particularly our first. So I was thinking about this, and about the reputation I have at school as a debator: I think it's exaggerated and way overrated, but nonetheless, people happen to fear my debating skills. This got me thinking, and I'm going to propose something that I would find both immensely challenging and extremely fun: I will take on the school in a debate. They pick their three best debators, and I will go up against them, speaking as first, second, and third. Advance notice of the topic so that I can actually prepare, because with one person it would be a lot harder than three. A short prep debate, three versus one, would just be too hard. So I've figured that I'll propose this idea, both to boost my own skills (because, contrary to popular opinion, I think they're sub-par and need a lot of work before next year's series), and as something fun for the school because they're always on the lookout for stuff like this, competitions that can be held at lunch and are entertaining. Added incentive: if the school wins, everyone but me gets a non-uniform day, if I win, I get a non-uniform week (of course, I don't really care if I wear uniform or not but it's a big deal to most people so they'll want to see me go down). I'm trying to add some kind of charity part to this - I would charge, say, a dollar entry to the debate, but I couldn't guarantee a good turnout so that may not work. I'm stuck.

But nonetheless, I think it's a good idea, and I talked it over with Mum, and she liked it. It would be such fun. A great challenge, and I thrive on those. I wouldn't hold it until next year, just before the start of the interschool rounds, because this term's too short and busy to hold it in, but I'll propose it, that's for sure. I just need to fine tune the charity part of it.

Also, I may have next Monday off. Apparently the teachers have some training thing, and because so many are away, the grade elevens and twelves get the day off. Fun, fun. I hope this is accurate.

German exam tomorrow. I'm feeling a bit more confident than I did ... a bit. Not much. Hope I do well ... *crosses fingers*

Finished To Kill A Mockingbird, which annoys me because I was enjoying it so much, I wanted more. Thus, I think I'll read it again. I'd like to see the movie.

And it's getting late, so I should be out of here.

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