October 14th, 2003

Amak Axver

How to get noticed without even trying

Andre's Two Step Programme To Get Noticed;

1. Live in Australia.
2. Wear a New Zealand cricket shirt to school.

Yep, I did it. Sam dared me to wear what we refer to as my NZ supporters gear - my New Zealand Black Caps (one day international cricket) shirt and black trousers (didn't wear my hat because I had my hair spiked and it's rather too warm to wear my All Blacks jacket or scarf) - and so I did. The second I walked into the library this morning, I heard Sam yell out "He's worn it! Shake my hand!" and the reactions throughout the day were hilarious. When I was walking from the library to homeroom, I walked past a group of girls who promptly burst out laughing and virtually everyone else in the quad turned to look. Lots of people had fun trying to promote Australia's rugby greatness to me - and a few people yelled "Go the Kiwis!", which was nice - and quite a few people thought I'd gone slightly mad. In the words of my former Religion and Ethics teacher, "I worry about you sometimes, Andre", to which I replied "I worry about the Australian supporters sometimes". So yes, I had a good time.

I told Aaron about my idea of debating the school. He thought it's quite mad of me but he thought it was a good idea, apart from that I don't have enough of a charity incentive to get the school to approve it.

German test went insanely easy. I memorised the sentences I got my teacher to check and correct, the topic allowed me to use exactly that, and I wrote them down. We had to have some Australian focus, so I just added two words at one point - "In Australien" (in Australia) - and that was it. If I lose marks, it'll be because I didn't mention Australia much, but it shouldn't matter. I'm feeling confident.

Got a hellish Geography assignment. I REALLY hope last year's assignment is still saved on my computer, because that will save my butt and make life incredibly easier. Otherwise, I'll have to do a lot of surveys, questioning people, and such, all kinds of things my shy nature inherently runs right away from. And I'd rather not fake a whole bunch of survey results.

Upon checking, thankfully I do have the file. This is a massive relief. I should also, somewhere in my room, still have all the filled out surveys. I hope I do. I have research, I have interviews ... all I have to do is rewrite my own words in my own different words, add a few things to reach this year's criteria, and pass it off as a completely new assignment. THIS IS FANTASTIC. I love it. Greatly. EEEE.

Must work on my SOR assignment. Grr, I'm so confused with how to finish that. Maybe I'll consult Mum or someone to get some other thoughts. Getting to use a U2 quote is fun.

Were there any World Cup games last night? Hope not, because I've missed them now. I think there's some games tonight, but because I'm one of these poor unfortunates who does not have cable TV and thus does not have Fox Sport and has to rely on Channel Seven's free-to-air coverage for rugby, I'll only get to see the highlights package at bloody TEN THIRTY PM! Useless free-to-air. So what that it's only Argentina versus Namibia? It's still worth watching!

It was so nice to wake up to Gloria (UABRS) by U2 this morning. Very nice to return to it. I loved it. Very little else actually gets me up in the morning. There's a reason I stopped using the radio as my alarm ... well, two. Firstly, because I wanted to use a U2 CD, and secondly because I tend to sleep through the radio.

I can't believe how insanely easy differentiation is in maths. It's so blindingly easy it's not funny. I feel like I'm back in grade eight.
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Announcement for all Americans (ie most people on my friends list): show support for your country! Tomorrow the USA opens its rugby World Cup campaign against Fiji, at Suncorp Stadium just north of me in Brisbane. Game starts at ... 5:30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time), I think, and subtract about 14 or 15 hours for the time in America. Sure, Fiji is going to win and the USA team is going to get nowhere in the competition, but still, show your support! And discover the joys of the greatest game, rugby union.


Are these people stupid? High? Drunk? Deaf? It seems like it. Some of these misheard lyrics are just ridiculous.

For example;
"Misheard Lyrics:
Piss on Tesh
Let's go Ted
Correct Lyrics:

"Misheard Lyrics:
Electric Deathstar
Correct Lyrics:
Electrical Storm"

"Misheard Lyrics:
Cyanide in the sky,
it makes me feel like I might die
Correct Lyrics:
I and I in the sky,
you make me feel like I could fly"

"Misheard Lyrics:
Fold me, fill me, cut me, grill me.
Correct Lyrics:
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me."
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Amak Axver

Two things I really hate

I have just discovered two things I really hate.

1. Friends arguing. Patrick was getting really pissed off earlier - he was swearing all over the show - because Sam hadn't phoned him back and he's getting really sick of Sam apparently being unreliable, not doing what he says he'll do, overreacting to stuff, et cetera. So Patrick was just venting all this frustration at me ... but the problem is, Sam's my closest friend, and he's never done anything to me like Patrick claims he's done to him. And then Sam will whinge to me about Patrick. I don't want to side with either of them because that just creates problems - although when Sam gets going, I do tend to start to agree with him - but I hate it when they're venting to me and just expect me to agree with them. It's really hard to give them non-commital responses. I don't want to lie, but if I disagree with them, it just makes them more annoyed. I just want them to bloody well calm down. They're flaming well supposed to be good friends themselves, not the enemies they sometimes appear to be.

2. Forgetting to do homework. DAMN, SOD, CRAP. Must go do that. I need to stop forgetting. Ah well, I have lots of study tomorrow ... one hundred minutes of it.
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