August 19th, 2003

Amak Axver

What a day, what a day, what a day, I love today!

*calms down enough to write this semi-coherently*

Ohmafistihavtiketorugbwurlcup ... calm down Andre and sound your words out ... Oh my MacPhisto, I HAVE TICKETS TO RUGBY WORLD CUP 2003!!!! Yep, we managed to get tickets, and I'm so excited I'm nearly jumping out of my skin. This is amazing ... my first rugby international, and a world cup at that! WOW! This is pretty much the dream of any New Zealander. This is INCREDIBLE! And it's NEW ZEALAND versus Tonga. I could almost leap out of my skin right now from excitement. IT'S THE FREAKING WORLD CUP, PEOPLE! Wow, wow, wow, wow.

Next fantastic event; when I got home from school, I checked the mail, and what was I to find but first a notice saying I had a parcel at the postal collection office, and then another letter, a letter from America ... IT HAD THE U2 BOOTLEG I WAS BEING SENT IN IT! Oh my Popheart, I'm listening to it now, and it's grand. This is amazing. About half an hour later, I went down to the office with Mum to get the parcel ... and there were actually two for me. One was a M*A*S*H video (I'm having all the episodes sent to me as a birthday present) and this video has one of my favourite episodes on it, and the other parcel is something I've been waiting for for quite a while, three books on theology, Christian apologetics, etc, sent to me by one seriously great person to whom I'm very thankful. I haven't read much of them yet, but they look great.

Today began so bad, too, with Maths C early this morning and then a rather boring day at school, but it's progressively improved to reach this wonderful level. What a day, what a day ... ah, fantastic ...
  • Current Music
    'Love Rescue Me (bootleg)' by U2
Amak Axver

Computers, WMP, excellent books, U2 videos, digital cameras, and a lot of other nonsense

Computers: my pathetic computer froze again earlier today, just as I was finishing an e-mail to Lauren! GRR. I'd spent 20 minutes typing that, and then the freaking computer FROZE. It only freezes when I'm online, that's what I truly hate. Can't wait to get a new computer ...

Windows Media Player: I <3 WMP. It rocks. At the moment of typing, I have most of my U2 collection saved onto my computer, and, by the time this is finished, all of it should be up there (with the possible exclusion of the grand bootleg I got today - I need to find the playlist online). I am also going to put other bands up, such as Linkin Park, Jimmy Eat World, and Matchbox 20, so that there's some variety.

Excellent books: I've only read portions of them, but the books Mike sent me are excellent. I <3 them even more than WMP.

U2 videos: Popmart - Live From Mexico City is fantastic, and has some classic scenes, such as Edge 'chasing' Bono with his guitar at the end of Until The End Of The World. What I particularly love is that my CD single of Beautiful Day has Last Night On Earth from P-LFMC on it in video form, so I played that on my computer earlier and took screen shots. I made a neat signature with Bono in it, cut off one finger so that it looks like he's giving the middle finger to someone, and inserted a lovely quote of his that I found, "Here we are in our forty foot lemon. Fuck off!" Will post it later.

Digital cameras: when I go to the Rugby World Cup match, we're going to borrow a digital camera off Alan's sister. So, if not before then, I'll be able to post some recent and hopefully decent (no rhyme intended) pictures of myself.

Monty Python: Sam's burnt some Monty Python scenes onto a CD, and that thing is CLASSIC! I love the "usages of the 'f' word" and holy hand grenade scenes, and the one from Quest For The Holy Grail where Arthur goes up to the French castle and argues with the guard (Frenchman: "I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hampster and your father smelt of elderberries! ... Now go away before I taunt you for a second time!").

Maths C: Arriving at school half an hour early for that is cruelty.

Maths B: The 'B' is appropriate. B for boring. Queenie and Robbo make maths enjoyable, but my current Maths B teacher, he makes it boring and a chore. Grr.

German and homework: When packing what I needed to take home for tonight, I forgot I had German homework, and thus I do not have the stuff I need. That wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that BOTH of my study classes tomorrow are AFTER German! Grr. I'll either have to rush through it before school, hope my German teacher doesn't check my homework, or hope she's in a good mood.

Wednesday: apart from the homework problem related to this specific Wednesday, I love Wednesday - two study classes and no maths! I'm thinking of writing more satire tomorrow, and hopefully tomorrow's satire will be a lot better than the garbage I posted yesterday.

The end: This shall do.
Amak Axver

My have-done list

Seeing I've joined the to-do list craze started by Lauren, I thought I better do a list. But then I realised I'm hopeless at these things, so instead, here is my have-done list.

Andre's have-done list for Tuesday the somethingelseth of August;

1. Wake up inhumanely early.
2. Go to school earlier than anyone ever should have to.
3. Have a mentally taxing yet enjoyable Maths C lesson and some cruelly early hour of the morning.
4. Try to sleep during homeroom.
5. Waste time during study.
6. Get bored listening to my Geography teacher drone on and on and on.
7. Hope that I remembered to pack my discman - which I did remember to do - so that we all can listen to Sam's Monty Python CD thingamajig.
8. Laugh at hilarious stuff on CD.
9. Go to German and English. Hopefully not get bored in the process.
10. Repeat 7 and 8 at lunchtime (excluding the portion to do with remembering my discman because I have it with me at this point in time ... indeed, the remembering discman should come BEFORE period one and I have it with me at morning tea too)
11. Enjoy listening to my SOR teacher drone on, although find some of his ideas interesting, and, although they have merit, not necessarily agree with them.
12. Endure a boring Maths B lesson and then go home.
13. Get U2 bootleg.
14. Get parcel of books.
15. Enjoy bootleg while enjoying books.
16. Get online as well.
17. Watch M*A*S*H.
18. Eat dinner.
19. Copy songs from CD to hard drive and take screenshots of Last Night On Earth video.
20. Get back online.
21. Do this list.
22. Hope I haven't forgotten everything.
23. Realise some stuff is in the wrong order but instead of changing the numbering, just write a correction into number 10.
24. Finish this list.

Now my to-do list for tomorrow, Wednesday, the somethingelseplusoneth of August or whatever this month is.

1. Wake up.
2. Go to school even though I'd rather stay home and sleep.
3. Endure Geography, enjoy SOR, hope I don't have trouble about not doing my German homework (or do said homework before school or during morning tea). Then go to study.
4. Write some satire during study.
5. Find something to occupy my time during lunch time. In other words, most likely hang out with Sam, Pat, Tom, Burns, Jamie, Hamilton, and Grant. Maybe Aaron if he actually decides to hang around with us instead of acting totally repulsed by the fact we're breathing oxygen he could be breathing.
6. Hope we get time to work on English assignment during English. Hopefully me and Sam would've already worked on this earlier during study (we're doing ours together).
7. Go home, thankfully. Get online once home.
8. Go through the usual routine at night: watch M*A*S*H, eat dinner, waste time, do something U2-ish, read, get back online.
9. Aim to go to bed by 10pm but most likely stay online until 11pm or just past.

Hmmm ... sounds just like another typical day in the life of Andre, excepting the writing satire bit. But that may be a welcome addition to my typical day ... just as long as I'm actually good at satire.
  • Current Music
    'I Will Follow (UABRS)' by U2
Amak Axver

Sam and relationships

Sam's most recent saying of late is that "women are fickle." Maybe not true, but I don't blame him for saying it. Let's go from the start. He went on the school ski trip last holidays, and, while on this trip, met a girl in grade ten named Lauren (As a side note, I know way too many people named Lauren; there's light_so_bright Lauren, three Laurens in my grade, and now this Lauren in grade 10). They struck up a friendship, and then entered into a relationship, which Lauren then broke off about a week later for some strange reasons that make no sense. Sam and Lauren continued to talk afterwards, and she even acted like they were in a relationship even though they weren't (which confused me and confused Sam even more). But when Sam asked if she was a Christian (he's one and we go to a Christian school), she gave a vague, non-committal answer, suddenly had to go, and then stopped speaking to Sam. But now she's started talking to him again and acts like she still likes him.

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about this entire scenario is "What the screaming orange Zooropa?" and then I start thinking along the lines of how pathetic and possibly teenybopperish this all sounds. Poor Sam, getting involved in this.

Thank you all for reading. This situation has been bugging me so I needed to type it out. It's so strange and warped and ... bugs me for some reason. Although it can't possibly annoy me too much today, considering the fantastic mood I'm in.
  • Current Music
    '11 O'clock Tick Tock' by U2