Sunday, 30 August 2009

Of rowing boats and epic failures

You may recall that some time ago I mentioned that myself, Hayley and Emi had attempted to row a boat at a park in our area. We were particularly bad at rowing said boat, and after being towed out from a bush we were forced to trade for a pedalo. Well, there is now a lot more to this story...
Aly had her sixteenth birthday in the park and the three of us went. We dragged Aly into a rowing boat with us. Now, Aly actually has some idea of how to row a boat, but being as you needed two people to do so, we just went round and round in circles. At this point, some of Aly's guy mates jumped into pedalos and tried to ram us. With them towing us around via some ropes on the boats, playing tug of war with our boat, us yelling at them to leave the ducks alone and Aly leaning across the boat to kiss her then-boyfriend, we nearly capsized. We then had to be towed in again once our alloted time was up.

Turns out that while I was away, Emi and Hayley went back to the place, and, having got stuck again, asked the guy to try and teach them to row. He stormed off when Emi asked which way was right, and they got stuck on the bank again. The guy refused to help them, so Emi climbed out onto the bank and pushed it free. However, Hayley was then left rowing round and round in circles while Emi stood on the bank in complete hysterics! I wish to God I'd been there! We plan to go back again... they're going to know our names soon!

Peace & Love

Of nicknames and racing

While on holiday, my brother and I decided to make up nicknames for various formula 1 racing drivers. Here were some of my favourites:

Kovalainen - The Accent That Got Away
Trulli - Madly Deeply
Fisichella - Fish
Rosberg - Porco Rosso
Webber - Andrew Lloyd
Glock - *ughn* Glockenspeil
Heidfeld - Parky
Kubica - Rob Le Cube
Nakajima - Naka-chan
Badoer - Badger
Vettel - Kettle
Grosjean - Big John

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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Of dramatic returns and GCSE results

Back from Spain, and have all my GCSE results!

Japanese - A*
Music - A
Core Science - A
Additional Science - A
RE - A
English Language - A
English Literature - B
French - B
Maths - B
Art - C

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Friday, 14 August 2009

Of holidays and closing forums

I'm on holiday from tomorrow until the 29th August. So I won't be on here. So here's a few messages for the three people who might read this.

Emi: I hope your last few days in the Burgh of Edin treated you nicely. Have a lovely summer and I'll be ringing round the second I get back to discuss exam results. Sorry I can't text you in the... pain of S?

Holly and Mia: When I get back, the forum changeover will have already have taken place, so I'll see you there. PLEASE keep your original usernames or I'll never find you!

So yes, I'm off to Costa Blanca (or thereabouts) and when I come back I will have my GCSE results. See you all on the other side!

In the meantime, here's a couple of things to watch.

Florence & The Machine - Blinding

Anette Olzon - Kuolema Tekee Taitelijian

Peace & Love

Monday, 3 August 2009

Of those born in July

Found on the facial book. This is the list of the ones that actually make some sense.

.Honest (Usually)
.Concern about people´s feelings (I worry more about others than myself)
.Not revengeful (I try to keep any bad thoughts I have about people inside)
.Forgiving but never forgets (This is probably true)
.Treats others equally (Well, I support equality)
.Always broods about the past and the old friends (Now I think about it, this is true)
.Not aggressive unless provoked (Basically never, except when my brother tried to snap my copy of Oceanborn!)
.Overly concerned (Possibly)

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Sunday, 2 August 2009

Of eccentricity and film music

Right now I'm watching a documentary about a man called Philippe Petit. He's a French man who used to tightrope-walk across tall buildings, in particular the Twin Towers before they were destroyed in the terrorist attacks in 2001. I often admire people who are a little eccentric, and there was one thing that the guy said that I really appreciated.

It was something along the lines of:
"Yes, it's illegal, but it's not doing any harm to anyone."

Now, I'm not promoting breaking the law obviously, but everyone is so uptight these days that sometimes they seem to forget about art and expression.

Today's music is Michael Nyman. He could kill two stones with one bird.
Michael Nyman - Time Lapse

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Saturday, 1 August 2009

Of Florence and machines

The most recent addition to my CD collection is a band called Florence And The Machine. I really liked them when I saw them on TV during festival-whorage-season, and I got their album for my birthday! Unfortunately, all the tickets to see them live have so far been sold out. Anyway, this is my favourite off the album - Blinding.

Florence And The Machine - Blinding

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