Won't you be back tomorrow ... will you be back tomorrow ...
Woops, wrong tomorrow. Not Tomorrow, song by U2, but the subject line refers to tomorrow for me. Actually, wait, it IS tomorrow now. Better go to bed soon. Sam's coming round tomorrow so I probably won't be online, so I'll miss talking to everyone. Please e-mail me, because I plan on going to school all this week and that means I won't be able to talk to anyone unless they get on in the morning (American time) until Friday at the earliest. I get off school at about midday on Fridays and get online at about 11pm-midnight American time. Otherwise, I'll see you all Saturday American time. Sheesh, talking in multiple timezones can be confusing. I hope you all got that.
Me and Sam plan on playing table tennis, lots of table tennis. We're going to see just how many matches we can play in a row. We want to make 21, but I don't know just how much of a possibility that really is! I guess we'll just have to see how far we get ...
Sam came round. We played seven games of table tennis - we intended to play a lot more but didn't - and didn't do much else. The lucky sod, I'm so envious of him, because all the luck's come his way this last week (and I can't mention how so, even though no-one reading this would care), and he keeps on rubbing it in, which makes me even more envious. Why can't I have some luck for a change?
And I finally got an e-mail from one of the other people on my debate team, which is good. I've now got to prepare my speech ... which is all well and good, but I only have Natasha's speech, and not Heidi's, so I can't finish it, and the debate's on freaking Wednesday. Good bob, I'm up the creek here and I think I've dropped the paddle and lost the lifejacket.
Otherwise, not much to report.
OK, I'm currently planning to come over to America, at the earliest in late 2004, but most likely in 2005. I would like to meet as many people as possible, and I think it would be a marvellous idea if we were to have a YTF meeting or convention of sorts while I'm over (and Patrick, maybe you could make it over for this YTF meeting as well). If such a meeting could not be organised, I'll travel around and meet as many people as possible, and, even if a meeting could be organised, I would still like to travel around America a bit and make the most of my time over there.
So, to help me in making tentative plans, working out where I want to go, and working out a rough estimation of the cost (i.e. how hard I'll have to work for the next couple of years), I would greatly appreciate it if those of you who would like to meet me could post a location. Don't necessarily give me your exact location, but something along the lines of your state and city (or, if you aren't in a city, the nearest city or decent sized town which is serviced by buses or trains or has an airport). Basically, state whatever's best. Plus, if you know the location of anyone else who I may want to meet (i.e. someone from YTF who doesn't have an LJ and isn't likely to read this), please post their location. I'd like to have a general idea of where I want to go.
Unfortunately, I will probably be unable to meet everyone, but I'm going to try to meet as many people as possible. This may mean my schedule is a bit rushed, though ... well, until I have more details like location and a cost estimation, I can't really do much more. I guess about the only thing I really know right now is that I'll have to fly into Los Angeles, because I think that's the only American city you can get direct flights to from Brisbane.
Bah, I've worded this terribly. Before I was writing it out and it sounded heaps better, then my bloody computer froze on me. Grr.
Alright, this evening, Dad did not call. He usually calls between 5-7:30pm my time, and generally between 6-6:30. I was online until about 5:45-5:50, but then I got off. Had he tried while I was online, he would've just called me back after six, I'm sure of it. So it's weird that I haven't heard from him. However, I did hear from my Mum, who's on holiday up north and is setting sail tomorrow (or are they already sailing and just moored somewhere tonight? I can't remember). Anyhow, I must say I feel rather nervous, because lately there have been two boating accidents here in Queensland, the first in which a sailor went missing (I haven't heard if they've found his body or not, but it's safe to assume he's dead), and the second in which a boat sunk 100km from Bundaberg but the people on board were rescued. So, as you can imagine, hearing that kind of news doesn't make me feel so good, and Mum'll have little mobile phone reception over the next few days so that makes it even worse. I know things will probably be OK, but just the recent news events and the inability to contact her build up some worry inside me.
Grr, school tomorrow. I don't feel like going. I simply do not have the urge to go. I want to just sleep in and rock up whenever I feel like it. But I must go tomorrow, because I have an important debating meeting, and I've missed heaps of school as it is.
Oh, must go. It's getting late and I want sleep.