November 17th, 2003

Amak Axver

Tales of forbidden fruit, annoying assignments, mobile phones, and wrists

If blueberries were the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, I can definitely see why Adam and Eve ate it ... blueberries make for one good breakfast, especially when combined with raspberries and some really nice yoghurt Mum whacked on top of it. I never knew breakfast was worth eating on a non-school day until now.

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My mobile phone is beeping at me. Obviously, I've left it on. For how many days, I don't know. Only problem is, I can't find it under all my assignment junk on my desk. Brilliant. Why can't mobile phones stay permanently charged? I hate putting it on charge, only to forget it's there and get in a panic when I need to use it and can't find it, and I hate accidentally leaving it on for days only to find it's got no charge left when I need it (as I OFTEN do).

Who needs a mobile phone? Stupid devices.

This Geography assignment is really annoying. Wow, now that's an insightful comment on the merits of it, isn't it? But it IS. I'm sick of drawing this stupid map, I'm sick of these annoying appendices I have to add, and I really hope I get them and everything else done by 1pm today so I can take it into school. Oh yes, and I also need to fix up the formatting of my English assignment and make it look all good and I-put-effort-in-y seeing I'm handing it in today as well. So I am actually going to school at one point today, just thankfully not for long.

I really hope I'm not getting some problem with my wrist. All day yesterday, this pain in it started building up, and by the end of the night I had to wrap a bandage around it to keep it steady and to help me keep going and work on my Geography assignment. This could be really bad news if it decides to resurface during an exam, because it got to the point where I simply could not write. Ah well, it seems to have gone away today, so that's good.

I've discovered that whatever team I bet on in sport loses, so this weekend I'm going to bet on Australia in the World Cup final, because then they'll lose. I had a two dollar bet with James that NZ would beat Australia, and then a two dollar bet with Alan that France would beat England, and I lost them both. So now I need to find six dollars. Why six instead of four? Because I'm going to have a bet with anyone who'll take me up on it that Australia will win next weekend, and by doing so, it's win-win for me: either Australia will win and I'll get two bucks, or even better, Australia will lose. See, I don't care if I lose money, just as long as Australia loses. So yes, France went down to England last night, even worse than NZ went down: 24-7. Jonny Wilkinson scored all 24 of England's points - that man is a goal kicking, points scoring machine. I'm picking England to beat Australia, and I damn well hope I'm right. And hopefully NZ will beat France in the third place playoff on Thursday. Shame I'll miss it because I'll be at Presentation Night - even if you're not getting an award, you're required to go. I guess I'll just have to tape it. Go the All Blacks! I haven't lost hope. As long as Australia loses to England and NZ beats France, I think that'll mean NZ will have the best overall record at World Cups: first, fourth, second, third, third. Australia is: ?, first, ?, first, second. I know one of those question marks is lower than fourth because NZ's the only team to have made every single semi-final.

What's the deal behind some people calling themselves Prayer Warriors? I really don't get it. "Ooo, look at me, I'm a Prayer Warrior. Here's my sword! Watch me slice you into tiny little pieces like any Good Christian (TM) would!"
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Amak Axver

So my subject lines suck

Result of a quiz on what kind of a writer I am.

"You're a pantser, someone who "writes by the seat of her pants." You're the type of a writer who has a brilliant story idea, and runs with it. You're very creative, with the source of your creativity in spontaneity. Outlines bring you down, and you could never write a story if you knew ahead of time how it was going to end. You're a free spirit who writes as whimsy inspires you without worrying overly much what others will think."

I hated the picture that came with that, so I simply copied the text and the link to the quiz. I think that result is quite true, although I hated the quiz because when it had the question "What do you write about?" (something like that), it did not have anything like "action, with plenty of explosions and a non-stop, thrilling plotline" which is the kind of writing I specialise in. If it's not fast, if there's not a lot of gunfire and things getting blown up, if it's not non-stop and a rollercoaster ride like Matthew Reilly's novel, then it's just not acceptable to me.

Can't wait to do some really productive writing over the holidays. My story's going to become so fast-paced and action-packed that what I had will look slow and boring.

athanasius7 Mike, I'd like to hear your thoughts on original sin. Are we born with it? Is it like a "genetic disease" of sorts? What is the fate of little children who die before they reach an age whereby they can accept or deny faith? Can you provide some Scripture on the issue? (There's a debate on Soon about this and I'd like to hear your opinion)

Two exams tomorrow. SOR: I'm feeling confident about. I feel like I have an understanding of what we're doing, and considering my current favoured career move is being a professor in philosophy and theology and what we're currently studying is quite philosophical, theological, and psychological, I damn well better understand it! It's all kinds of stuff about Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Erik Erikson, Alfred Adler, and Soren Kierkegaard, and it's rather fascinating to say the least. Geography: I've studied the stuff and I feel like I know it, but I don't feel like I know ENOUGH and I honestly think I'm going to sit down tomorrow, take one look at the exam paper, and think "Oh crap, I don't know that!" But Geography's my best subject and hopefully I can come up with answers for questions like that. I've done it in the past and it's worked. I'm going to re-read my textbook again tonight, and I have two hours tomorrow before my first exam (SOR) and nearly an hour at lunch to do more study.

And I can't forget to study for Maths B or German Listening, because they're on Wednesday. That'll probably be a good deal of tomorrow night. At least I know my new words for German ... just I need to go over the old stuff. And Maths ... ick, that'll be hell. It counts for my final mark next year, too. Eeep. I probably should study that tonight.
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