And what I forgot to mention yesterday was that I have become a coatrack. The group decided to go down onto the oval at lunchtime and play a game of Brandings (whereby you throw a tennis ball at the other people and try to hit them, once hit, you're in and try to hit the others). I didn't want to play, and they didn't want to run around in their blazers, so they asked me to hold them, and instead put them on me. It ended up that I had five blazers - including my own - draped over me. Today, we went and played Brandings again, and I ended up with six blazers this time, plus one jersey. Apparently I look absolutely hilarious. Hamilton said I look like some kind of Messiah (The Great Quote of Andre the Messiah: "Do not go to school, for you may have to do work") and I think it was Tom or Sam who said that I look like some kind of evil blazer or mass of blazers. Hopefully Sam will bring his digital camera to school tomorrow so that we can take a photo of it.
It's Mum's birthday today. I got up early - and am remarkably not tired - and made her a cup of coffee, which she described as perfect, although I don't know if she meant that or was just saying it. Her sister, my Aunt Karina, has decided to get her a tattoo for her birthday, and she was going to get it today but the tattooist is ill, so she'll be getting it tomorrow. Later today, we're going out for a family dinner, and knowing my family, it'll go for 3-4 hours at least. This leads me to a point about e-mails: do not expect a reply to any e-mails you've sent me. If you get a reply, count yourself lucky, because I don't think I'll be replying to anything tonight because I really don't have that much time. I may not be able to reply tomorrow night either, although I should be able to. Tomorrow, I'm going on a debating excursion - wow, how nerd-ish sounding - and I don't get back until about 7pm. Knowing my luck, Trudy'll be on the phone until 9:30 and thus I won't get much time online.
The debating excursion should be fun. We're going to Brisbane on the train, and most of the people going are pretty cool or I don't know them well enough but they seem nice. Unfortunately Matt Marino is going - I can't stand the miserable sod - but I'll just avoid talking to him.
Grr ... why do I have to have work to do, tonight? Family dinners really do get in the way. At least there's nothing due tomorrow, just study to do and assignments to work on.