Sunday, 29 November 2009

Of uncertainty and Leverage

I think I had my first kiss yesterday.
Well... only if it counts if it lasted about half a second and then the other party RAN FOR THE HILLS (or in this case, the toilet.)
Hmm. Encouraging? It was fun times anyway.

I'm bored. Not that this is any revelation. Did my first coursework essay today. English literature. The only bit of Shakespeare we do on the whole course. Done and dusted.
Two years ago, that would've been good news.
How things change.

It's thundering outside. The shitty British weather has reached us again. Though I don't mind thunderstorms. As long as I'm inside when they happen.

I have to go back to the orthodontist on Tuesday. I thought I was through with that shit.
Apparently not.

Today's music is Leverge, who I discovered yesterday and got hooked on in less than half an hour. Must be some kind of record. The guy's voice hit me like a tonne of bricks.
Leverage - Mister Universe

Peace & Love

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Of irritating school and industrial metal

The people who run our school just don't get it.

Today we had these pointless tests that are supposed to determine our basic intelligence level. Total waste of time.

The teachers haven't been giving us much homework, which I thought was a good thing. How wrong was I? The result is that they've suddenly realised that they haven't taught usChristmas yet. So we get all the stuff we need to know by bogged down in homework. This results in Emi and myself having to cancel band practice for the week due to drowning in music scores and such. Saying that, the piece we're studying (The Lamb - John Tavener) is GORGEOUS. Which is how I found myself on the way home on my own on the shitty public transport, blasting my ears out with Nightwish in an attempt to ignore the incredibly irritating people sitting next to me.

Now, if it had been any other week, we wouldn't have had to cancel because we could do it in free tomorrow. But instead we have a stupid ACT day. Now I've hated the idea of these since the beginning, but I can see why they might want to give the younger years a taste of stuff outside the curriculum. Fair do's.

WHY does the sixth form have to do it too? We have some three hour long careers meeting (they've apparently forgotten that most of us plan on going to university first), and then two hours of self defence, which we already did a few ACT days back. Now, maybe it's just me, but I think that maybe being given time to do homework, courseworkSTUDYING FOR SOME IMMINENT A/S LEVELS IN JANUARY might be a and better use of my time. And yet apparently the reason we're allowed to go for lunch at any sitting is so we can spend the rest of the time revising. So we're expected to revise in the one break we have all day, but when we actually have some time to do so outside of this, they take it away.



Today's music is PAIN again, in fact the URL of this blog is named after the song. I prefer this version to the non-remixed one, and I never say that about anything ever.
PAIN - Clouds Of Ecstacy

Peace & Love

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Of winter wonderlands and dirty jokes

I redid the layout on this thing, to make it look more wintery. I like winter, as I've said before. Especially Christmas. I like hot soup and long coats and going to fairs and penguin-huddling with George. Which might be problematic since he's on the other side of the world during the holidays.

Hayley's having a Christmas party, B.Y.O.F.B, so it'll be another night of passive drunkeness with Jerk and Dipshit. Good times.

I heard the best dirty joke ever today:
A small child is staring at an old man who has a really small head. The boy says "why have you got such a small head?" The man said "One day, I was fishing and I accidentally caught a mermaid. She screamed 'Please release me, I'll grant you one wish!' so I said 'How about a little head?'

Peace & Love

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Of hopes and dreams

I was talking about this with George, so I decided to make a bucket list.

.Go scuba diving
I love the sea and I've always wanted to try this, but I've never managed it. I go snorkeling on holiday but I'd love to be able to dive down and see all the fish and such.

.Get a band started up
Kind of done this. Myself and Emi had a band practice today, and will hopefully be doing the same every week. We'll find the rest of the members eventually!

.Go To Japan
Done this. I went there about a year ago and it was incredible. I'd love to see my host sister again, and all the people there were just so much nicer that here. I'm almost definite that I'll always be living in England, but if the BNP came into power or something, Japan would be my second choice!

.Go to Lapland and see the Northern Lights
I've had a bit of a thing with the Northern Lights ever since I read the Phillip Pullman book, uh, Northern Lights. Lapland (I've only seen pictures of Finnish Lapland but I'd like to see Swedish Lapland too) seems to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. And I'd like to see Father Christmas.

.Meet Tuomas Holopainen
Nightwish's keyboard player/main man. A bit of a personal hero of mine. I'd just like to see him long enough to say hi or something. I'm not a weird obsessive fangirl, but I do have a massive respect for the guy due to his massive composing skillage.

.Make sure that people know I'm there for them
Sometimes I worry that people don't know this, and I hope some day I'll be able to make it clear.

.Read ALL of Shakespeare's plays
I used to hate this kind of thing, but I love Shakespeare right now. So far I've read Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night and half of The Merchant Of Venice, all for English Lit. This could take a while.

.Be able to at least make myself understood in a foreign language
I'm not exactly a genius at languages so I don't know whether this will ever be achieved, but I'm in my sixth year of studying Japanese now. I'm also attempting to teach myself Finnish.

.Go to a music festival
Done this. I went to Love Music Hate Racism back in '08, the second time I saw a Damon Albarn related project live. I wasn't really sure what was going on when I went but I left with a totally different view of politics! I'd like to go to Glastonbury or Download or something one day.

.Hurl an onion bhaji at Nick Griffin
I'm pretty sure he's been egged before, but due to his racist views an onion bhaji would just be immense. Plus they're quite tasty.

Peace & Love

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Of British weather and procrastination

It's freezing in England.
Reminds me of the UNIQLO advert that's on telly at the moment. It talks about the temperatures in different cities. Tokyo 5°. New York 3°. London... -1°! I applied for a job never got back to me. at the shop once, but they

Sometimes I get days when I really can't be bothered. I don't know if I'm just tired but I have a massive lack of motivation at the moment. I like most of my subjects but music'simportant to me. Sometimes it feels like it's the only one that's the only one that's really... worth it.

Media studies is an absolute disaster. Note taking and such is fine, but the minute I get within a three meter radius of any kind of technology, everything falls apart. Plus we're doing compostition in music at the moment, which is DEFINITELY my weakest area. I'll spend like ten minutes writing and recording like, four bars of melody, then Emi and I will show them to each other and hers is always unbelievably good... I have this hook up that composing comes naturally to some people and I'm not one of them. Well, we'll see.

Me and George have been together for a week now. It's just a little amount of time, but it means a lot.

And me and Emi are starting a band :)

Today's music is my favourite song at the moment, from Nightwish of course!
Nightwish - Ever Dream

Peace & Love