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A bland entry about mathematics, featuring some quizmajig.

Today was both rather good and annoyingly unpleasant.

It was Maths C day, first the knowledge exam and then modelling and problem solving. I thought I was so doomed. I walked in proclaiming woe and talking about how badly I was going to fail. When I finished, I calculated what I could get at the very worst, and it was 28/40, 70%, just scraping into the B range. I was rather happy and walked out feeling pleased with myself. Walked into problem solving expecting doom and woe but not feeling as bad as before. Then I looked at it and nearly threw up. I forgot how to do the first question despite the fact it was dead easy, I stank on questions two, four, and five, and on the third ... oh dear. That was sad. We were trying to find when a 10kg mass would stop moving on a set of slopes kind of like a skateboard rink, and after two whole pages of working, the damn thing just kept on speeding up instead of slowing down! I could've sat there for hours and got nowhere. Instead, I wrote at the bottom 'The mass doesn't appear to be stopping any time soon' and handed it in. I was finished that early that Queenie marked it and my knowledge paper on the spot, and I was quite pleasantly surprised. B+ for knowledge, C+ for problem solving. As I said when I walked into the knowledge exam, "It's not bad expecting to fail. If I really do fail, I've just done what I expected, and if I don't ... well, anything's a bonus!" Perfect attitude, I say.

Mum and Alan left this morning for six days down in Melbourne. Some footy game's on that they want to see. I both like and dislike this. I feel a bit more independent, which is fun, but I don't trust Robby and I fear James will take this as an excuse to play crap music loud late at night and invite friends around so I can't sleep. I do wish Mum and Alan would stop having their holidays. Or at least if they're going to go to Melbourne, TAKE ME WITH THEM. They know full well that I love Melbourne and know people there. Grr.

1. Has disappeared. This is sad. I want my first question!

2. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) how well does your LiveJournal represent who you actually are?
It's very much me. 10, definitely. My life goes into this thing.
3. How much about your life do you post to LJ?
Obviously not everything - you don't see chronicles of what time I got up at or recipes of my meals - but there's a lot of it.
4. Is there anything you refuse to post about?
Good question. A couple of things I haven't posted about because I haven't felt like getting flamed at that point in time, but that doesn't mean I won't ever post it.
5. On a scale of 1-10 how interesting do you think your own journal is to others?
11, for disturbance factor. How you people tolerate my U2 obsession, I don't know.
6. Has anyone ever joined LJ because of you?
Quite a few people. I've lost count of how many.
7. What proportion of your posts are friends only?
You could count them on one hand.
8. What is your favorite interest on LJ?
U2.
9. How often do you post in communities, and did you ever start your own?
I post when I have something to talk about. Haven't made one for a little while - though I'm meaning to on the Crowded House, Pink Floyd, and M*A*S*H communities I've joined - though some days I've made multiple posts. I started acommunity.
10. How often do you respond to/comment on other people's journals?
Some days I almost feel like a spammer, some days I say next-to-nothing. I do read my friends' page, though. There, now you all should feel read.
11. Do you prefer to write in your journal or read other journals?
No preference, actually.
12. Have you ever had something mean said to you or been stalked, harassed or got into an argument/flame war on LJ (or did it to someone else)?
Ha, yes indeed. I've been flamed, I've flamed others, and I've loved almost every second of it.
13. Have you ever banned someone from your journal?
I've been banned from journals ...
14. Who are your three favorite LJ friend(s) and why?
I'm not going to answer this. In any case, my closest friends are more than just 'LJ friends'.
15. Of all of the people on LJ you know of, who is the most like you?
Adam Clayton. But I don't think he has an LJ. If he does and I found it, I expect all you U2 fans to worship me.
16. Why are you most likely to add someone to your friends list?
Good question I don't know the answer to.
17. Do you automatically add friends to your journal if they add you first?
No, not necessarily. There's one person I haven't friended back.
18. What is the most likely reason you wouldn't add someone to your friends list?
Do I really need to answer this? I'm sure you all can guess from my personality.
19. Is your "significant other" on LJ?
Some days I get this feeling LJ is my significant other.
20. Have you ever wanted to meet someone on LJ?
Considering the fact she owns my soul and might as well be my sister, I find it peculiar I haven't met light_so_bright yet. By the way, can I have my soul back now? I also want to meet many other people. We must do a YTF convention at some point in time.

--- 6:40pm ---

You know, Larry Mullen has made some quality quotes.

"A lot people are saying, have you become dance or trip-hop? You hear all these terms used. I'm not comfortable with any one particular genre of music, I just like the idea of taking whatever is out there and fucking with it."

I've also just noticed that Corrupt Christian Music's U2 section has been updated. Nearly gave me a heart attack, especially the vehement diatribe against DATA. What the hell is wrong with these people?

--- 8:32pm ---

New mission in life: I'm going to visit the Joshua Tree of The Joshua Tree. I must. Yes. It will be so. I don't care if it's collapsed; it's stil there and I want to get to it before it's gone.

Maybe I should study Maths B now? I know nothing for the exam and it's tomorrow ...
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