June 3rd, 2004


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So. Next week is a day closer. Eeeep. I've compared it to going over the trenches in World War One. Maybe that's an exaggeration, but still, it's going to be a nightmare and a half. And yet ... I'm feeling calm right now. Too calm. It's not good. I handed in some German stuff to be marked today and it's so ridiculous, but that's the whole point. If I enjoy it and find it funny, then I can remember it easier and do better on the exam. Writing 200 words of flowing German isn't the easiest thing for me to do. According to this mini-essay of sorts, I live under the ocean on a farm with twenty bedrooms and I used to live beside a volcano. For my speaking exam, I'm going to have a weird form of Tourrette's Syndrome and I'll start screaming stuff about "the Soviets are coming!" in German.

The bastards at school have blocked LiveJournal again, so there goes my commenting and posting from school. Sob. I loved it when the filter was down. I guess I got on there too much and they got suspicious.

I hate the work I have to do.

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Now here's some scary statistics for you, straight from our current SOR study on globalisation.

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And we can actually stand by and let this happen? It's disgraceful. I also feel like we have too much of a nationalistic outlook. I don't like this idea of "But we should do this for our people [despite the fact it screws over some poor foreign farmer who's nearly dead as it is]." I really don't give a sod if helping some farmers make a decent living in Africa has a slightly detrimental impact upon our economy. The people outside my country are worth just as much as those inside it. I'm really starting to think that borders are nothing more than a hindrance. After all, we're all people, we all came into the world with nothing, and we'll all leave with nothing, so why should we raise our own country above another?

I could rant about this for hours, but I'll leave it until the holidays. For now, work.

--- 8:20pm ---

I'm rather proud of myself. I just burnt my first DVD, and unlike when I burnt my first audio CD and my first VCD, I made no mistakes. Mmm, ZooTV Rotterdam 1992. Now I can delete it from my hard drive to free up space for full colour DVD of ZooTV Stockholm 11 June 1992. Yes, U2 fans, you heard right. No need to suffer with the black and white or Sephia versions of Stockholm '92 any more! THE EXTREMELY RARE FULL COLOUR PROSHOT VERSION IS ON SHARING THE GROOVE! I just about fell off my chair when I discovered it. Oh wow oh wow oh wow. Insane quality DVD of the best Bullet ever. Plus, Bjorn and Benny from Abba join U2 onstage to sing Dancing Queen. This is amazing that it's leaked.

Now I really do need to go work.
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