Scores for my final year came in.
Very, very happy.
Didn't mean to make another journal just yet, but I couldn't help it.
*dances off into the distance*
10 years agovoodoodoll33
Alright, I'm back, and the first thing on the list is to get through these alerts. So this is sort of a placeholder, since I don't feel good about making a (real) journal without having read other people's ones.
I intend to read them all (Can't say the same for the discworld thread and others...1500 replies is a bit much for me, even with my newly found time.
There won't be comments on all, because apart from the serious alert trauma it would cause, I wouldn't be saying much after 40 journals.
Now to try and get these done in a week.
Edit: Two people down (15 pages of journals), 14 to go.
11 years agovoodoodoll33
'lo all...you might have noticed I've been quiet recently, both in regards to my journals and yours...at the moment I'm just not finding the time to read the,...85 journals slowly collating...but don't worry, some day I'll get round to it. So expect alert rape when that comes.
Reasons for not being around;
Musical - rehearsals, open night, subsequent nights and afterparty,
Parties - Friends' 18ths.
School - Overwhelming amount of work
Plus lots of small stuff that keeps popping up out of no where....anyway...hoping you're all doing well, I'll be round later, I hope...
11 years agovoodoodoll33
Finally got all alerts cleared...now to go away for two weeks to let them build up again.......
I should probably stop answering trivia questions, huh? =P
Heading off to beach house for a week, then coming back, grabbing two friends and heading back up there again. See you all about the 7th, and then again later 13~th ish.
Enjoy your New years and the like =)
11 years agovoodoodoll33
Slowly making my way through journals when I have the time. Only six people left (been going from top to bottom, so whenever new journals come out, they're done before all the old ones).
Exams are well and truly long gone, and I did fairly well. Disappointed in the maths/science (as in I did very well but could have done better), but ecstatic about everything else.
Also, VCE scores came out (marks for year 12 subjects). I'm a little disappointed with what I go (a 40). Don't ask me to explain the system, as I don't quite understand it totally, and it's really, really complex.
Let's just say that the state average is 30. And 50 is the highest possible mark. Which one person got. Disappointed with the mark itself (was looking for 43~45), but when I found out that two people at my school who I expected to get high forties...didn't do so well, I realised tha tit wasn't such a bad score. It was marked a lot more harshly than any of us expected =s
Reading a lot. Got tons of books to read for next year, plus tons of books I'm reading myself. Currently life is alternating between reading, studying a little Japanese, listening to music, eating, sleeping, playing Dawn of War (first game I've actually bought in years. It's not so bad =P) and talking to friends.
Such is life. Hope that all of you are exceedingly well, and are looking forward to the upcoming christmassy thing (which I only just realised is five days away), and not stressing too much, whether about work, study, life or play (and presents. Eugh.).
11 years agovoodoodoll33
I normally try to read everyone else's journals before I post one myself and add to everyone else's pain, but I've been a little busy recently, and am set to be busy more in the next few weeks. Exams and all that jazz.
I'll be back soonish, and once I do I'll catch up on everything.
By the way, discworld people, I'm very disappointed in you.
40 replies? I expected more!
11 years agovoodoodoll33
1. I rather liked the idea of random facts, and decided to do it once a week to just collate all the thoughts I have through the week, and stick the choice ones on hereÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
2. I am currently making plans to have a custard-on-pizza dayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦a friend and I have come up with an idea to just get random foods, which like we on their lonesome, stick them together, and see what the result is. It originally started with just a conversation about custard on pizza (no idea how we got there), and mutated from thereÃ¢â‚¬Â¦now I just need to get a third friend in on it so we can have reviews as to whether itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a success (like spiders, i.e. ice cream and soft drink). Other possible suggestions so far have beenÃ¢â‚¬Â¦chocolate mousse & pasta, raspberries & popcorn ground (mortar and pestle style) and put into a pastry and baked as a cake, tuna/mayonnaise/rice bubbles, meatballs in jelly, and many moreÃ¢â‚¬Â¦if you can think of any good combinations, let me know! (IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m thinking of setting up a blog for it if it becomes a regular thingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦=P)
3. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve recently been interested in a compadre of mine, interested interested, and it struck me that that friend is rather like my ex-girlfriend, and a number of other people that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been interested in. So this is half a thought, and half a question. Do you find that you are interested in/interest the same sort of people? Or totally different types of people?
4. This week ahead is whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s known as muck up week here in VictoriaÃ¢â‚¬Â¦itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s actually supposed to be muck up day, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s become a week now. Basically itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the last week that the year 12 students here (i.e. in their last year) have of school. Hence a number of them get a little..ratbaggy. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lots of rumours as to whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s happened in past muck up weeks, such as; A group of students getting three pigs, spraying the numbers 1, 2 and 4 on their sides and releasing them in a school. A group of students leading a cow up to the top floor, and leaving it there (ostensibly cows canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t go down stairs). ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lots and lots of othersÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but there are a few rumours that are true. For example, a couple of years back a heap of students at my school rerouted the traffic from the major road that goes past our schoolÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and they rerouted it THROUGH the school. Apparently my dad, when he was finishing his course at uni, got a bunch of his mechanic/engineering friends, and they disassembled a car and then reassembled it on the roof of their uniÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but yes, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be an interesting week, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve already had two threats to be shaved (my hair isÃ¢â‚¬Â¦rather long, by this point. Not quite as long as Famewolf or DanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s [almost as long as Dan's actually, now I check...], but a fair bit longer than the school allowsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦)
5. This morning I went out shopping, and I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t concentrating when I bought salami (IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m living at home at the moment, and I like to have some form of meat to go with the inordinate amount of peanut butter sandwiches I eat. I noticed afterwards that I bought 500 grams of salami. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know what that is in pounds, but I can tell you one thing, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a hell of a lot of Hungarian spicy salami for a single person to eat. (The pizzas we had today had a fair bit of salami on itÃ¢â‚¬Â¦to tell the truth, it worked pretty well.
6. Point #2, i.e. the custard on cake thing. WellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦it happened. And it turns out it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t work so badly, in fact itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ¢â‚¬Â¦almost good. Perhaps we shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have put salami on it, because that made the flavours fight for dominance, and the custard lost, because itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a far more soft flavourÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but it was like having a creamy pizzaÃ¢â‚¬Â¦it worked wellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I probably wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do it if I was bored and looking for a snack, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not bad. =)
7. I recently finished Anna KareninaÃ¢â‚¬Â¦it took a while, but it was sort of worth it. The bookÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not bad, and the writing style was excellentÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just not one of those books you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t put down, and I probably wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to re-read itÃ¢â‚¬Â¦any time soon at least. Since I finished that, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been reading a collection of four stories by Steven King. Finished the first two, and getting near the end of the third. The stories are Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, The Body and The Breathing Method. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m finding these stories much harder to put down. (Info about the collection of novellasÃ¢â‚¬Â¦>Here.)
8. I just finished writing a four page letterÃ¢â‚¬Â¦a letter in which IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve written as small as possible, so I could fit everything in. I just hope that it makes it to the addressee, because the first letter she sent to me never got here.
11 years agovoodoodoll33
An interesting meme I found being passed around on DeviantArt...and I thought was rather cool..and should control some more brains!
Basically it goes like this...
1. Post these rules:
2. Each person tagged must post 10 random facts about themselves
3. Tags should write a journal of these facts
4. At the end of the post 6 more persons are tagged and named
5. Go to their profile and leave a comment telling them they're tagged
#1 I have three scars (that I know of) on my body; one on my lip (the result of bouncing up and down on a trampoline, coming down at one point and catching my lip on a spring near the edge, then bouncing back up), and two on my left arm. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure how I got the last twoÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t remember getting the lip scar either, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just hearsay from my family.
#2 I have this terrible thing whenever I see a series that's incomplete. It's just annoying. For example, I'm just re-organising my bookshelf now, and I'm putting all the large serieses (or series', whichever one is the correct plural form of series) at the top, and it's annoying to see that a few of them are incomplete...something I think I may have to rectify at a later stage. =P
#3 I recently bought a Discworld Thud! board-game for my brother's 21st. His 21st was actually on the 10th of September, but I'd wanted to get this for him for ages...unfortunately the people who sell the aforementioned game don't ship outside the U.K., so I had to check ebay every week or so for it...eventually I bought it for something like 26 pounds, plus 7.5 pounds postage, but it came to $65AUD. A bit expensive, but definitely worth it, after all, it is his 21st...
#4 For the last few days, and the next three to four days, I've been helping a cake baking charity organisation, which bakes something like 3,000 cakes and then sells them for charity. I went last year as well, and earlier this year helped set up for a smaller thing of cake baking, and did all the stuff that needs to be done ages before the cakes are actually baked...so by now I'm well recognised by all the old ladies at the cake bake.
#5 I find it amazing how the aforementioned old ladies can sit around and talk about how they buried this husband or this nephew/son/daughter etc, so calmly. A group of them were sitting around talking about these sorts of things, gravestones, how they have booked their own plots already...I understand that mortality is a fact of life (Hah!), but what is it with this need to fixate oneself on it? Perhaps I'll understand if I ever reach that age...
#6 The two women I know who organise giant charity organisations (the lady who runs the aforementioned cake baking charity and another woman who runs a giant program for migrants and the children of migrants to be tutored, to which I go every Friday night), are both so rigidly stuck in...well...the olden days. It's annoying, because they're both such incredibly nice women, they do so much for other people, but in regard to certain things like gender equality, they don't function so well...
#7 I have an ever-growing book list which I'm slowly, slowly chipping away at...unfortunately every time I meet a new person they recommend a new book to me. Sometimes I wonder why I bother to read all these books...what's the point? But then again, I get that feeling with a lot of activities these days...the only thing which I seem to be able to do is talk to friends face to face, and do school work (after a prolonged period of procrastination =d) >.<
#8 I haven't even sat down to write for ages. I blame it on the fact that I'm too busy, but I know that that's just a cruddy excuse...even if it is true sometimes. I guess recently I've come to the decision that life's long, and I don't need to force myself to write now, it's unlikely I'll have the experiences I need to write something that I personally am happy with just yet...I should try, but I can never find the motivation.
#9 My life revolves around school. And I'm not sure that's such a healthy thing.
#10 Currently there's something fairly important to my life going down..or something that could be important...there might be more updates in regard to this...or...you know...not =P
Tagged people, in alphabetical order...
Edit: +5 Mods to Nudge for being the first to respond...
And +20 for the first to actually...you know, post this.
11 years agovoodoodoll33
Just went to see Phantom of the OperaÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
I know IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve said it many a time beforeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but that scoreÃ¢â‚¬Â¦is incredible.
I can tell IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to be singing it for a whileÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Definitely my favourite song is the main theme, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Phantom of the OperaÃ¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬Â¦to have that blasted fairly loud to you by a live orchestraÃ¢â‚¬Â¦itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a feeling I have a feeling will stick with me for quite a period of timeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
The opera itself..well, I have to say it was definitely well funded. The sets were exquisite, the costumes were exceptional, and the choreography was excellent =D
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m now sitting up past a time when normally I would try to be being asleep, listening to the Phantom of the Opera as loud as it will go on my speakers. Which is pretty damn loud =P
The characters themselves were pretty terrific as well, though Raoul (A Benicio Del Toro look-alike) annoyed meÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
The woman who played Christine Daae was sort ofÃ¢â‚¬Â¦petite & daintyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but the voice emanating from her...was pretty damn good. She wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t too great on soft pure notes, but she trilled extremely well.
As for Andrew Warlow (The Opera Ghost)Ã¢â‚¬Â¦words cannot describe how good he wasÃ¢â‚¬Â¦there was a standing ovation for him at the end, and he seemed pretty chuffed by it. Apparently he played the Phantom in the last Melbourne production (some 15 years ago), and was in fact better than before..
A question though, to all that have seen it/read the book/seen the filmÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Hand at the level of your eyes? The only thing it means to me is to make sure you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get roped by the PhantomÃ¢â‚¬Â¦perhaps thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more, but I was just curious.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The tears I might have shed for your dark fate grow cold and turn to tears of hate.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Point of no Return, Angel of Music, Phantom of the Opera.
P.S. G'night ^^
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