Now, tell me, am I severely mistaken, or is Christmas on the 25th of December? Clearly, I have my months mixed up and it's actually in November. I can't believe I have been celebrating the holiday of Frivolous Spending Of Money a month LATE my whole life! The first lie was Santa and the second is the date! How am I ever going to cope? My life has been DESTROYED.
Alright, seriously now. Every year, the 'beyond a joke' situation travels even further beyond a joke. The fact that there are already Christmas sales, trees, decorations, and events occurring goes to show the absurdity of society. It's all commercialism, it really is. Christmas has long ceased to be a faith-based holiday unless you worship the Almighty Dollar or shallow materialism. The sad fact is that people get caught up in this hoopla year after year and fork out money for items they don't really need and support an economy that thrives on excess. I have come to wonder when the twelve days of Christmas turned into twelve weeks.
On a more positive note, I completed my final high school exam EVER today. I had the German writing and listening exams, and while I did not do as well as I would have liked, I did better than I expected. The stimulus sheet for German was absolutely horrible (according to me and none of the other eight in my class), but I managed to drag out a topic and rambled about Hut Dab for about 200 words in German. That's all that kept me from being bored out of my brain, and the listening exam draaaaagged by so slowly. At least it's over now and I won't have to live with the pain of exams for at least a year if I have my way. My father probably won't be impressed when I inform him that I am going to defer - according to him, "everyone in New Zealand thinks that if you defer, you're wasting a year of your life," which I say is total bullshit even though I haven't been back for one and a half years - but I need this year off. There are some things that I wish to do that I could not do if I were in university. Perfect examples are my proposed trip to the US in March and my intention to study the theology of various figures such as Soren Kierkegaard.
( This is the point where I begin my daily ramble about U2. Today's topics: that Zooropa is one of the most creative albums ever made, and that Edge is a musical genius in general.Collapse )
( Edge playing guitar and piano at the same time.Collapse )
That's the obligatory ramble out of the way. I'm feeling particularly like a fanlad at the moment. Tomorrow is my SOR 'assessment' task in which I shall essentially just talk to Johnno and have my final half hour of SOR ever. I'm really looking forward to the 'assessment' because it should be pretty fun, but ... leaving SOR is not on my to-do list (more precisely, it would be on a to-not-do list).
Anyhow, I am going to sign off here. May Commercialismas delay its arrival and let us all crank Hut Dab up very loud.