August 24th, 2003

Amak Axver

Even stupider than you thought

Am I mad? Insane, perchance? Supremely stupid? VERY misguided? Probably all of the above. Yes, I'm up stupidly early again. Why? Because I LIKED being up at such a stupid hour so much yesterday that I decided to do it again today. If I get into a habit like this, I may just go to bed early so that I can get up early and be online before school, and also for a short period after school. It actually sounds like a better idea than being on after school and then in the evening. Eh, I don't know. We'll see how it all works out. Part of it's working on just how tired I am later from this act of stupidity.

Unlike yesterday morning, I do not feel like I'm going to the airport. No, I just feel very ... nothing. Because there's no light on, my body doesn't seem to associate this with the airport for some funny reason, and so this feels quite normal, apart from the fact that I'm up roughly five hours earlier than I usually am on a Sunday morning.

Wow, it's a lovely feeling to open my curtains and gaze out over my neighbourhood, with everything looking so serene, and the night sky just about to see a hint of daylight. I think I said it yesterday morning, but the transition from night to day fascinates me.

I still cannot get over that I've gotten up this STUPIDLY early for a second morning in a row. You all knew I am insane, didn't you? This was going to happen sooner or later. Soon everyone will start thinking I'm on drugs or something. But no, don't fear about that, I'm not THAT stupid. I'm just some strange guy who's started getting up at an hour most people should be soundly sleeping at. I'm listening to a U2 CD so quietly that my computer is humming louder than it (so that I don't wake anyone - anyone being Trudy, seeing Mum's at Alan's tonight (which would be the correct word, tonight or today? Still feels like tonight right now ... actually, no, I can now see a hint of daylight)), and what I was going to add here is so unimportant and dull and needless that I won't add it.
  • Current Music
    'Beat On The Brat (cover)' by U2
Amak Axver

Technological stupidity

So I'm trying to install this software that allows me to copy songs in .mp3 format, but running up against brick walls because I'm technologically stupid in this area. How frustrating. Must find some answers soon because these songs need to be copied.
  • Current Music
    'Gloria (bootleg)' by U2
Amak Axver

Bloody thing

I tried to copy some files off a CD in .mp3 format using a program I downloaded. Well, the bloody thing didn't work and saved as .wav. I've given up for now and I'll see what I can do later ...
  • Current Music
    'Bullet The Blue Sky' by U2
Amak Axver

(no subject)

I don't usually talk about this, but this is an exception because I'm a bit concerned.

Basically, I have eczema, inherited from my Dad. Eczema is a disease of the skin whereby it gets dry and itchy, and you should know what the result of scratching dry and itchy skin is - sores and scratches and the like, which are even more itchy and make you itch more. When I was little, I had SHOCKING eczema. Sometimes, it was so painful taking my clothes off that I would have to hop in the bath so that they could soak off by themselves. Thankfully I don't remember any of that. But then it started to go away, and, up until about a week or two ago, even I didn't notice it. It was basically gone. But then I got this itch on my back, which has now spread, and, when Mum saw it, she was shocked, saying it's the worst she's seen, or at least in ages. It's all over my upper back. This is very worrisome. For starters, my back is traditionally one of the places where I do NOT get eczema, and the fact it's appeared for no apparent reason ... the weather conditions are good for NOT getting eczema and I don't believe I've eaten anything that would cause me to break out in eczema. And considering how much it's spread ... sheesh, I thought it was gone. I thought it was something I wouldn't need to worry about much at all. But now it's all over my back and small patches are starting to appear elsewhere. I'm concerned.

An additional point just before I post this: I discovered why my Internet's stayed connected so much longer than it used to ... when I changed plans this month to get more download, it means that it doesn't time me out until 10 hours instead of 5. This pleases me greatly.
  • Current Music
    'In God's Country' by U2
Amak Axver

(no subject)

I am currently floundering in the essence of boredom. (What? It sounded like a fun sentence when it popped into my head) I'm reading old LJ entries of mine, VERY old LJ entries of others, and basically wasting my time. Maybe I'll go see what's happening on some MBs, but odds are they'll also be very boring.

I have a couple of e-mails to write. I might do that.
  • Current Music
    'Red Hill Mining Town' by U2
Amak Axver

(no subject)

MSN is still being evil. It was working perfectly fine earlier, but not any more. I hate technology. First the CD copying thing didn't work right, now my MSN won't work, and soon my Internet will disconnect. Oh well, I've been online for nearly 10 hours as it is. How sad.

I want, need, must get more U2 bootlegs.
  • Current Music
    'One Tree Hill' by U2
Amak Axver

(no subject)

I've done some thinking tonight, and I think maybe I have been too harsh on Lily. I'm not sure, though. I feel like my conscience is being plagued by something - more likely somethings - and I wonder, could my treatment of Lily be a part of it? So please, do tell me, do you think I have been too harsh on Lily or not? Of course, I'm not expecting anyone to be able to say "Yes, and that's why you feel your conscience is being plagued" or "No, don't be stupid, your conscience must be plagued by something else", but some thoughts will help.

Also, if I didn't state it emphatically enough, the Bali bomber and smiling assassin Amrozi is a complete and utter bastard. He's the lowest of the low. On the Australian 60 Minutes tonight, they showed the cell he's being kept in, and he's sitting in there, smiling away, writing songs, showing utterly no remorse for what he's done. He makes me want to be sick.

Tonight, I am looking forward to a good, long sleep, so I'm going to bed very early. All going to plan, I won't be online for much longer, and I'm going to have a long sleep. I do not feel like school at all tomorrow, but I won't pull a sickie. I wonder if I can pull off the impossible: three weeks in a row without a sick day. Urgh, school. One of the most boring places on the planet. Ah well, maybe I shouldn't hate it. Some of the stuff I learn there is useful, some of it fascinating, and some of it *shocked gasp* both.

By the way, I'd forgotten how good Walk On by U2 is.

And love is not the easy thing
The only baggage you can bring
Is all that you can't leave behind ...


*loves*
  • Current Music
    'Walk On' by U2
Amak Axver

What I forgot

I finally got that CD copier programme thingamajig to work and copy stuff to my hard drive as .mp3. Some of the tracks on one CD wouldn't copy because the CD's crap, but I DO have them on my computer in .wma format if anyone must have them. Also, I'm going to do some tinkering with this new programme and see if any other settings will let me copy them.

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Also, I was going to add something else, but it was obviously of no consequence so I forgot it. And Kapiti-Horowhenua (the team from my home town in NZ) defeated King Country 9-8 in the NPC. Squee. I'm happy. Well, Wellington (my other home team) unfortunately lost to Waikato, but they're not as local as Kapiti, even though I like them just as much.
  • Current Music
    'Peace On Earth' by U2
Amak Axver

U2 quiz I've probably done before, and other stuff

Yes, I'm making another entry. Sorry for all the entries today. But that's life.

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In other news, I finally decided to give my LJ a title, and a very inspired one, too - "What the zarking fardwarks is this piece of insane stupidity?" - and finally got around to giving myself one of those little picture things like you told me I should do, Lauren. For those of you wondering, it's a picture of Bono from the start of Popmart - Live From Mexico City before or during Mofo.
  • Current Music
    'The Ground Beneath Her Feet' by U2