Maths C knowledge exam went quite nicely. I feel I'll get anywhere between an A and a B, hopefully closer to the former. Problem solving exam was harder, though I feel I'll get a B for every question. Hopefully those Bs will be As.
After the exams, we headed down to the local church to do our Lego trains thing, which is a part of their Christmas display thing. That went grand. Getting to run trains is great fun. I prefer proper model trains, mainly HO scale, but Lego trains are still good. But hee, they kept on stopping on Sam, falling to pieces on Sam, or being otherwise mean to Sam. Hence, we determined they do not like him.
So we had good fun ... but my feet are sore from lots of standing, and we finished 'early' (as in at 7 rather than 9:30) so we weren't supplied with dinner, and neither Sam's family nor my Mum had made anything for us because they thought we were being fed. Grr. So I was very hungry by the time I got home. But tortallini (however it's spelled) can be rather filling.
Speaking of food, strange thing happened today. A random bag of grapes appeared in my school bag. From where, I don't know. *cue scary music*
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That's the other thing that happened today. Just got reminded about it by some useless bastard from my school talking to me online. The Maths C knowledge exam had just finished ... when my mobile phone went off. 1. How the hell did it turn on in my pocket? It's nigh on impossible. 2. Someone was actually calling me? ME? Wow. I never get calls. But 3. the worst part about it, IS I WOULDN'T HAVE A CLUE WHO IT WAS! I've never seen the number before in my life. It's a local number, but beyond that I wouldn't have a clue.
Actually, the worst part is the arseholes at school bringing it back up later. It's bad enough when your phone goes off in the middle of an exam room and everyone looks at you, but it's even worse when people pretend it happened in the MIDDLE of the exam instead of a minute AFTER it had finished, and when they make snide remarks and keep on telling you to turn your phone off. All I heard before the problem solving exam was "I really hope no mobile phones go off this time. So disrespectful! How stupid could you be?" and worse crap. It took a lot of well-timed arrogance and a superiority complex that had been brought to the surface by some uneducated comments by Tom at lunchtime to keep my cool. See, that's the good thing about being an arrogant bastard like I am - people who insult you just aren't worth your time and talking to them is a waste of breath. So it does have its uses.
I've been thinking about it lately, and arrogance and a feeling of superiority is the hardest thing to shake. I keep on trying to be humble, I keep on trying not to think that I'm better than everyone else in my grade, I keep on trying not to take someone beating me as a slap in the face and a crime ... but it's so hard. When you're arrogant, you don't see a need to change. You think you're perfectly fine the way you are and it's other people who have the problems, not you. Or when you do realise you need to change, it's too hard to change your ways of thinking, or this sneaky little voice will pop up saying "Hang on a minute, you're just fine the way you are, don't bother changing." And even when I shunt that voice away ... I still find it hard to shake such thoughts. Thing is, I am better than a lot of people at a lot of things, so that doesn't exactly lower my ego or arrogant feelings.
--- 10:14 ---
If you are going to send me a stupid, pointless e-mail containing little or no text ... DON'T. It's REALLY annoying.
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nervous habits?: Uh ... something?
are you double jointed?: Check out my cool thumbs!
can you roll your tongue?: And my r's.
can you raise one eyebrow at a time?: Don't really care to.
can you blow spit bubbles?: Hehe, I'm very good at that.
can you cross your eyes?: Yeah.
tattoos?: Most likely not.
percings and where?: Absolutely nowhere.
do you make your bed daily?: Haha, what's the point? Last time I made a bed was ... a long time ago. Probably when I went back to NZ last, because Dad has this thing with making beds.
which shoe goes on first?: Don't care in the slightest. Whatever's closer, probably. Though I think I usually tend to do the left ... eh, I wouldn't have a bloody clue.
speaking of shoes, have you ever thrown one at anyone?: Yes, I think I have.
on the average, how much money do you carry in your purse/wallet?: Not much.
what jewelry do you wear 24/7?: Does my watch count?
favorite piece of clothing?: New Zealand Black Caps shirt.
pajamas: Either of my penguin shirts.
do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?: People actually cut their spaghetti?
have you ever eaten spam?: Don't plan on it.
favorite ice cream flavor?: There's too many good ones. Boysenberry, peach, chocolate, orange choc-chip, peppermint choc-chip ... *drools*
how many cereals in your cabinet?: Don't know and don't care because I don't eat cereal.
what's your favorite beverage?: Soft drink mixes.
what's your favorite restaurant?: Can I say Subway?
do you cook?: Yes, when I get round to it.
how often do you brush your teeth?: Haha. Every school morning. I'm going to get someone these holidays to make sure I brush my teeth at least once every two days, because otherwise I just won't do it.
how often do you shower/bathe?: I TRY to do so every second or third night. TRY. In practice, it's more like twice a week.
how long does your bath last? Forever.
hair drying method: There's a method other than using the towel?
have you ever colored/highlighted your hair?: Blue-black.
do you paint your nails?: I. AM. A. GUY.
do you swear?: Yes.
do you ever spit?: Rarely. When I brush my teeth ... which is rarely.
[[what's your favorite]]
animal?: Penguins and elephants.
food?: Turkish Delight, pizza.
month?: January or April.
day?: Friday or Saturday.
anime/manga?: KILL IT.
shoe brand?: Nike and Adidas tend to like my feet.
subject in school?: SOR.
color?: Yellow. Bright yellow.
best looking (fe)male celebs?: Don't care.
thing to do in spring?: ...
thing to do In the summer?: ....
thing to do In autumn?: Wow, you said 'autumn', not 'fall'! YOU ARE MY HERO.
thing to do In the winter?: Enjoy the lovely weather, and NO that is NOT sarcasm.
[[in and around]]
the cd player?: U2 bootlegs (13/12/81, disc one of 31/12/89, disc two of 23/09/97)
person you talk most on the phone with?: Sam or Dad.
ever taken a cab?: Once, off memory.
do you regularly check yourself out in store windows and mirrors?: Haha, people do that? One of my teachers has an office at school with tinted windows and he finds it highly amusing when people - almost always girls - decide to use it as a mirror to fix their hair.
what color is your bedroom?: A whitish kind of colour.
do you use an alarm clock?: Yep, either The Unforgettable Fire or Under A Blood Red Sky. LOUD. And even then I'll still sleep through some of it.
window seat or aisle?: Depends what it's for.
what's your sleeping position?: Back or side.
even in hot weather do you use a blanket?: Hell no. You ever tried to sleep in 30C+ (uh ... 90F+) temperatures with a blanket?
do you snore?: I'm told I do unless I'm at home.
do you sleepwalk?: Don't think so ... then again ...
do you talk in your sleep?: I've been known to.
do you sleep with a stuffed animals?: No, but I still have all my stuffed animals.
how about with the light on?: Might as well. There's that many blinking lights in my room it feels like it.
do you fall asleep with the tv or radio on?: Not often.
[[which is better]]
coke or pepsi?: Pepsi just sucks.
oranges or apples?: Tough choice. Apples
one pillow or two?: Two or more.
pools or hot tubs?: Tough choice again. Can really depend on mood and weather.
blondes or brunettes?: Don't care.
tall or short?: Don't care.
tv or radio?: Depends.
beach or pool?: The beach sucks.
tic-tacs or certs?: Certs?
snooze button or jump out of bed?: Lie there and keep on sleeping.
sunrise or sunset?: Hmm ... sunrise.
hamburger or cheeseburger?: Cheeseburger. Then again, often they both just taste like paper or cardboard.
morning or night?: Morning. Night.
sports or news?: Sport, but only when my teams are winning.
christmas eve or christmas day?: Christmas Eve, actually. Christmas Day involves too much socialising and missing of the point.
cake or ice cream?: Stop giving me these difficult choices.
spearmint or peppermint?: I've never really noticed much of a difference.
bath or shower?: Um ...
book or movie?: BOOK. BOOK. BOOK. Give me books.
green or red apples?: Green.
rain or snow?: Both are lovely.
nike or adidas?: Adidas, because they sponsor the All Blacks.
[[when was the last time you]]
took a shower?: A ... few days ago. Sometime. Not sure. I'm a grub. I WILL have one tomorrow. I promise.
cried?: ... not sure ...
talked on the phone?: Earlier tonight, to get Mum to pick me up.
read a book?: Non-textbook: a few days ago. Need something new now. Textbook: today.
punched someone?: Today. Tom.
where do you see yourself in ten years?: Alive.
who are you going to be married to?: My wife.
how many kids?: That many.
your profession?: Famous author who is close friends with U2 and sometimes works as a theology and philosophy professor and pastor. Even just the first eight words will do.
future school?: ?
car of your dreams?: Yellow Lamborghini Diablo SV.