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three days’ madness

by bezzle

TUESDAY:

I got up at BEFORE the crack of dawn to get to school.  Had to catch the bus to UWS.  Originally, we were all hardcore studying on the bus (which was quite empty), but I think we began to give up, mostly just due to sheer laziness.  Well, that was what I was doing.

Got to Granville station, picked up people and continued off on the journey to Campbelltown.  

Victor had gotten out his portable speakers, and was playing his music, when he went to the front of the bus to go talk to Richard.  Matt and Ben hijacked the speakers, with Victor still oblivious to the fact that Glee and Baby were playing at a rather loud volume…

The brain bee was held in the school of medicine on the UWS campus, and when we got there all of us really stood out – all the other schools had about three or four students, and there was this mass of about twenty people signing in and collecting free t-shirts :)

Went into the lecture theatre, and everyone did round one of the individual quiz – the questions were on a powerpoint, and it was over really quickly – about 20 minutes!  Forwarded out for morning tea with random tarts and fruit and sandwiches.  The bread is SOOO soft and tasty there.  And the tart had some sort of clear jelly on top that tasted like jam. 

Got some talks from a professor making bionic eyes and some honor/masters students about the joy of science, and then came the team challenge, where Richard, Beryl, Rachel and Vaish were in.  They came third, after the winners Baulko and the runner-up Presbyterian. 

Lunch!  The last third of the line (including me!) got vegetarian lunch boxes, but they were really nice!  The bread (and some Turkish bread too?) was really soft again…ahhh… and quiche!  I love quiche!  And some sort of caramel slice.   :D

Activity after lunch – shocking nerves.  Went into some computer lab, with massive HP touchscreen desktop computers.  Claudia fiddled with the tablet for a bit.  Ben volunteered to be the victim who got their nerve shocked with a current ranging from 8-20mA.  The transformer was connected to the computer, and all the data was automatically entered too.  Was cool.

After came the team challenge final, and the individual final.  The team placings ended up the same as what they were before, and the individual one was won by a Baulko guy, with a Presbyterian girl coming second and Jim coming third (good job :D).  Note the order was the same ==

However, the prizes were pretty neat.  Teams who came second and third got 2gb ipod shuffles, winners nanos.  Individual division third got shuffle, second nano and first a touch.  They all got a brain textbook too.  The poor guy who came first has to study this massive textbook for the next stage (nationals?).  Ahh, the price for coming first…

Bus home…

WEDNESDAY:

Science and Engineering Day!  Got to Macquarie Uni quite early, waited till the thing actually started (our school was the only one there in the beginning…wondering if we were gonna end up going against ourselves…) and off to activities!

I was in a full day activity – mission to Mars.  Involved building a ‘buggy’ that would traverse an extremely bumpy surface – the highest bumps were 4cm tall O__O  So that took the whole day, and we didn’t do too bad (Tree, Sandra, Steven Phan and me).  OOOOH orange tree!  TEEHEE SORRY.

At the end of the day, bridge tests!  Just at the end, our school got usurped by Roseville College in points, so we came second and got a glass trophy and a framed award that had a picture of some students from last year ==

I think it was cool how all of us joined together in playing a game of sit-down volleyball – even the scorers joined it :D

Caught a bus to Epping with Sydo.  On the way, a large group of boys in school uniform got on.  And then Syd noticed Timothy O_____O  He’s a former classmate, who I hadn’t talked to/seen since the end of Year Six.  We shiftily watched as he boarded our bus and walked past out seat, ending up just a seat away across the aisle (but people were in standing in between because the bus was packed).

So we both loudly debated whether or not to say hi – Sydo on the affirmative, as she’d feel ‘guilty’.  I thought he wouldn’t recognise/remember us.  Soon, Tim says hi to Syd, who he does remember and they start a conversation. 

Soon we’re at Epping, and we all disembark.  Timothy begins to walk away, Syd rebukes me about how I should have said something.  I say that he won’t recognise me.  So Syd runs up and pushes me over, and asks Tim – “Do you know her?”.  To which he goes “Errrr….”, and I helpfully supply “Hi, I’m *insert name here*.”  His eyes widen and looks shocked.  ==”

Syd cracks up.

So far, this fits in with my previous meeting with a primary school classmate.  Beginning of the year, I said hello to Annie and she didn’t know who I was either.  “You look familiar… do I know you? Charmaine?!”  I introduce myself.  “OHHH…!”  [note: not the Charmaine from our school]

I conclude my face is much different from my Year Six days.

TODAY:

First day of school for the term!  Started off with a nice 1.6km run in nippy noodle weather.  Urgh.  I should have known several weeks of inactivity would take some sort of toll.  Did some more fitness testing.  Had a sub for English and breathed a sigh of relief – I hadn’t finished the assignment.  Recess was intense – had to find Julia/talk to the head of science about the speech in two periods time/write the speech/fix up commerce project/do maths enrichment.  So was also very glad when we didn’t have to present our comm today, so spent the time writing a very hasty speech.

During assembly, sat at the front with Johnny and Rachel, who were talking about brain bee, and Tree, who was doing the speech about science and engineering day with me.  He’s awesome.  Talking in front of the whole school is a bit weird.

Today was such a horrible day stress-wise, so when I found out today is 7/11 one dollar day (Kettle chips, flavoured milk, mother, Cornettos, donuts and other baked stuff all one dollar!) I decided to take the opportunity to *reward* myself.  My normal walk to the bus stop (on which 7/11 is en route) was joined by a mob of people eager to get bargains too xD

By some stroke of luck, the counter had NO QUEUE when I got my double choc Cornetto.  Except for three Cumbo guys, who kept buying packets of Kettle chips ==  They kept taking armfuls of packets, and running back for more.

Got home happy as I ate my icecream on the way.  Except it dripped on my shoe.

MAJOR NEWS

ONE MANGA IS SHUTTING DOWN AS OF NEXT WEEK.  WHATTTTTTTTTTTTT.  IT’S MY FAVOURITE MANGA SITE!  IT’S SHUTTING DOWN!!!  WHAT.  O_________________________________o WHERE AM I GONNA TAKE MY MANGA READING OBSESSION?  BUT THANK YOU, ONE MANGA.

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the other side

by bezzle

To my best friend out there, I don’t think you read this blog, but no matter. 

I think it’s hypocritical of parents to deem us too young, and too adult at the same time.  I’m pretty sure all of us have gotten very irritated when told we’re too young to understand something, and then too old to act like a kid.  This particularly applies when you’re a teenager.  For arguments’ sake, you’re a child when it suits the argument, then for the same purpose you’re an adult. 

The meaning of adolescence is basically becoming an adult.  But we aren’t there yet. 

I previously had several paragraphs here musing over why teenagers are treated like we are. 

But then I realised the futility of the argument.  It just goes round and round in circles.

You know, maybe the fact that we’re never treated our own age may be one of the reasons why we’re viewed as angsty, moody teenagers.

And maybe because we aren’t adults and we aren’t kids makes it so much harder for our parents to know how to treat us.

 

today was dreary and drizzly.  it couldn’t thunderstorm or something exciting, could it?  no, just constant showers. 

started off the morning with a double science.  jumbled up prac with victor (how were the counters supposed to work???) and the very old video on biology failed but mr k didn’t seem to care.  he picked on me a couple of times though.

lunch was time well spent playing set with carmen, geofferey and ben.  i’m slow at it though.  after lunch we just fooled around playing cards and talking, and rkim built this awesome house of cards which he knocked down anyway.  and then my japanese teacher called matthew and i off to go stamp letters.  400+ letters in less than half an hour, he managed to stamp one sideways, and i managed to stamp one upside down xD

moi and toi

by bezzle

last last night i had insomnia and eenie meenie by sean kingston and justin bieber stuck in my head at a quarter past 11.

last night i had ke$ha and miley cyrus stuck in my head, at 12, and got woken up at 3 to the sound of my mum yelling at my sister, who i am unfortunately temporarily sharing a room with.

i’ve been capped for a week now grrr cannot go on youtube and watch ouran high school host club :(

which is SO FUNNY AND CUTE.  best anime i have watched so far.

today was a long day.  had to catch the bus to school.  geography test second period.  wasn’t too hard though.  then anzac assembly.  it wasn’t too bad this time.  poor matt xD and AHAHAHAHA chris

science was funny. 

after school, physics.  well you all know how much i hate/am struggling with it.  BUT NO LONGER :)

I FINALLY GOT SOMETHING!  2D FORCE-OBJECTS ON INCLINED PLANES!!!! I NOW LOVE TRIGONOMETRY

that’s gonna come back to haunt me, right?

i suddenly like physics a lot more, and that’s a good thing :)  good job alice!

on a sidenote, richard and chris, your table is very loud.  as in louder than what you think it is.  poor jowa (and the rest of us !!) was stuck listening to disturbing ideas about their sex lives, ratings of girls, etc. ==’

the bus was half an hour late.  i was stoning throughout the wait.  i didn’t mean to bar you guys, i was (and still am) very tired and was not really in the mood for conversation.  when their bus finally came, beatrice’s parting words to me were: “don’t get mugged.”  it was getting dark.

then along came bryan and jason wen, from musical and ag. 

I HAVE FOUND SOME MORE LADY GAGA FANS~

AND ESPECIALLY ONE WHO LOVES EH, EH!

you guys are so fun to talk to – heehee we discussed her fantabulous costumes, hairstyles, songs HAHAHA dame edna :D

oh yeah saw a yellow volkswagen beetle!  I LOVE BEETLES!  old and new (but i think i’m more partial to old).  new ones look sexy.  old ones look nice and scruffy and retro and cool.  this one was an old one.  i wrote down the phone number as it was for sale:

0422281097

hope it goes to a good home.

as i was getting on the bus, i said hello to the bus driver as i was dipping my ticket, and he answered (as most people do) with ‘how are doing?’ and i replied ‘fine, what about you?’ with a ginormous grin on my face and very cheerfully, and then the bus driver goes ‘why are you so happy?’.  indeed.  the bus was 40min late, i had been stuck in a situation i didn’t like for that amount of time and i was tired and going to get yelled at when i got home as i was late and it was dark and i could get mugged/assaulted or something. 

there’s something nice about buses when it’s dark… it’s all light inside, and outside just goes by very darkly… it makes me feel like i’m in a video clip?  i can see my reflection clearly and you can’t tell where your stop is… bus trips are nicer at night.

just took a shower.  ran out of regular bodywash, so had to use men’s.  now smelling like eau de guy.

sorry if that didn’t make too much sense.  still sleep deprived.

maybe i should invest in some earmuffs. 

i was tempted to quote a taylor swift song, but i’ll refrain/ EASTER SHOW!!!

by bezzle

today was my birthday.  i don’t feel any different from being fourteen, and i keep forgetting.  HAHAHA i feel young XD  thanks to all birthday wishes!

although matt did comment on the irony of my birthday on senior day at the easter show.

so i went to the easter show today, along with carmen, albert, richard, emery, geoffrey and matt.  daniel was supposed to come, but don’t know what happened to him. [ARGH MY ‘B’ KEY IS STUCKKKKK]

as i was walking to the bus stop, i saw emery on a bus, and i think we both looked confused.

got there, and carmen and i finally realised what the overflow was.  that waterfall thing.  BECAUSE IT OVERFLOWS!

(yeah we’re slow.  shhhhh)

all four guys (matt was late) were wearing black, and looking very gangster.  carmen tried to take a photo as they all walked in a line, but noooo geoffrey wouldn’t… bummed around, then went to the MJ tribute show, which i think was meant to be for seniors, but meh.

and it involved an old woman called joy in sparkles [her name was joy], and lots of awesome dancers doing routines to songs.  they were mostly in sync and looked very good.  YES ONE OF THE DUDES LOOKED LIKE KURT FROM GLEE AT A DISTANCE [YES CARMEN NOTICED IT FIRST.].  and then when we were going joy was telling us not to ditch her and i felt a bit sad.

woolworths fresh food dome?  nothing happened the first time we went in, except for albert and richard trying the 10++ chilli.  albert ended up finishing his entire bottle of water and richard had to buy a $6 dollar ice cream cone >:D and the icecream lady said “you look like you’ve been eating chilli, your nose is red” HAHAHAHA

managed to dog matt, albert and emery, who managed to dog matt ALBERT.  we made our way to the main arena to watch the hilux stunt drivers, who i thought were pretty talented, but that didn’t manage to stop me from yawning.  then the bmx freestylers, one of whom mentioned facebook, and matt cringed.  but they seemed to defy gravity, and there was this girl near us who went “AHHHHHHH” every time they did a jump.  and then robosaurus!

who also seemed to make me tired.  I MEAN HE DIDN’T EVEN EAT THE CAR, JUST CRUNCHED IT.  but the hosts were funny – “MAYBE IF WE PUT ON A SAFETY VEST, IT’LL BE SAFER…THERE WE GO, SAFE AS HOUSES”.  and he wouldn’t roast anything until the end. 

we looked at those tacky t-shirts with stuff like i’m a #%%#$ing ray of sunshine, i have a PhD, people tell me i’m like a god, too bad it’s buddha, etc.  you know, those shirts.  i can’t remember them all, they’re better with pictures.  oh and the moove and dare people with this big jet pack full of milk!  they’re cool.

then went on rides!!  albert, matt and emery split off from us again, so geoffrey, carmen, richard and i went on the ferris wheel, which i think was the best value at the easter show because we went round about six times.  it was a good view of a yucky looking swamp and midgety people and an awesome looking rollercoaster that went 90 degrees and loop the loop.  it was cold up there.  and windy.  goosebumps.

and carmen wouldn’t go on the haunted house one, and we didn’t really want to anyway, so spent the rest on dodgem cars!

i opted for the passenger seat, as did carmen, because i suck epicly at bumper cars.  except for this one time when i gave my dad a bruise on the knee.  anyway, geoffrey, you’re very pro at driving :)

met the 10k people at the outside band place but no one was listening to them anyway.  we left soon after to go see diving pigs, and albert was telling richard to go get alice’s friend’s email XD and cue general guy teasing/shipping. 

the queue to watch the diving pigs was humongous, so carmen, emery and i left to catch the bus home.  i saw a leopard-print nanny trolley bag.

good job to all that read up to here!  i think i should type with the first letter of each sentence capitalised as it’s easier to read, but i’m rebelling against letters i think are useless except for emphasis.

the only thing i know that happened on my birthday is that teflon was discovered.

happy birthday ray!

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~ almonds2 edits ~

which taylor swift song, bezzle?

and i still think ‘the overflow’ is a stupid name.

yes, i shall soon upload a photo of the guys minus geoffrey looking gangster. unless i decide the richard-only photo is more gangster >:]

bezzle has a weird obsession with that woman ‘joy’. she reminded me of dame edna minus the glasses. and the dancers were NOT in sync, and were hideous in fluro orange and pink costumes, altho their black and white gloves were doubly cool :] AND I NOTICED THE KURT GUY FIRST!!!

its blurry coz they were all dancing so fast… doesnt he look a little like kurt?!?!

tut tut, we dogged matt, albert and emery, and they dogged ALBERT, who apparently was being a cheap asian and kept being surprised at $3, $4 and $5 things.

the stunts were boring. i was not wowed. the motorcross was o-k, but the hilux stunt ppls werent very stunning. they managed to drive backwards in a line with less than a metre between them, for a lot of the show. woohoo.

the robosaurus!!!!

LOL the ferris wheel xD we chose the rickety old one, coz it seemed more… scary. plus, it went faster, and cost one coupon less :P great photo opportunites once up there in the air, but nooooo, u guys wouldn’t smile. bezzle: “nobody smiles when u tell them to smile for a photo. duh..” me: “DONT SMILE” richard cracks up. *click*

*ahem* i wouldn’t go into haunted house, coz we only had enough coupons for um, 2 of us? i am NOT going on a ride alone with richard. plus, it’ll be a let-down for him, since i dont scream like chewbie or alex do. but somehow, i ended up in a dodgem car with him. ahhhh…. and i didnt ‘opt’ for the passenger seat. just that both the guys wanted to drive, and we only had enough for 2 cars ==” but mehh. an experience ill NEVER forget xD

K PEOPLES!!! that bit was awesome :] so we joined them for a little bit and swapped stories. the guys were playing with fake weapons which still looked pretty dangerous to me, while the girls were just… talking and stoning xD  i forgot to take a photo at this point =(

nooooooooo missed the diving pigs again. at least ive seen them years b4, but poor bezzle *patpat* not to worry, we have yr 12 x)

HAPPY BDAY KERRIE!!!

darn, doesnt that font get any bigger? i forgot how to do it… bezzle, pls fix it for me x)

and btw, im sure u’ll love ur prezzie x)\

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~ bezzle edits~

ahahaha we shall just have a conversation here.

duh, fifteen.

underneath the buttons for bold and italics and stuff there’s something that says paragraph, yeah?  click the down arrow and there are different ‘headings’.  the size is a bit different when you publish it though.

no, joy was awesome >:D

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~ almonds2 edits ~

where?! there’s bold and italics etc, but underneath is this box, where im typing stuff… weird. darn it bez, just make it bigger ==” and it sucks how we cant have multiple authors on one post

and i cant believe we forgot to mention the geese!!!! they were the cutest, most-adorable-est, silliest little gooseys ever

twirl that moustache!

by bezzle

i got up this morning at an ungodly hour (7:25) and proceeded to waste the extra half hour of time i had gotten up early for.  finished packing out the door.

got on the second last bus to parramatta pool, and the bus driver had to take a loop.  realised that once again i had forgotten the entry charge, and had to borrow a dollar off sharon.  thanks shaz, you’re a life saver!  managed to find carmen along the very crowded stands.

the weather: ominously cloudy, with sporadic (i like the look of that word.  it reminds me of mushrooms.  ah, it’s because it looks like ‘spore’!) showers, i.e. very shifty.  every time it started raining, i would get my umbrella.  by the time i leapt over bags, towels, shoes, people and other various objects to get it, the rain stopped. 

the people: most of our class.  sun, feat.  ‘wifebeater’ bryan and their amusing hairstyles.  gosh it’s funny how long guys can play with their hair for.

michael, who’s ‘boo’ sounds scarily similar to andrew’s.

one bossy lifeguard.  she told off sydo ‘five times’ apparently for standing on the filtery thing on the edge of the pool.  speaking of lifeguards, they were all wearing neon pink shirts to support the mcgrath foundation.

the visiting korean students, who splashed around in the baby pool.

everyone else from school.

the pool: three pools (four, but only three were significant).  pool one – the deep diving pool.  people got busted for going in it, sitting on the edge of it, etc.  pool two – the 50m racing pool.  had a few oak leaves at the bottom.  pool three – the kiddie pool which people had water fights and stuff.  they got told repeatedly to get out, but would eventually trickle back again.

ben was in one of the first races of the day (200m medley, i think?).  he dived into the water and came out on a wheelchair.  being concerned friends, cloud, sydo, carmen and i went over to the first aid room and ben mumbled something about concussion.  when he got out, he said something about his face being kicked by a girl.  we were confused.  1) how did he get kicked in the face if everyone stayed in their own lanes, and 2) it was a guys race.  what was a girl doing there??  it turned out he got concussion yesterday, at swimming training.

thanks go to: sharon, for saving my life.  house captains, for the lollies (those snakes tasted exactly like uncle toby’s rollups.  and the mentos was weird.  the two individually wrapped lollies had wrappers in a chain, so i got two, and one packet had half and the other packet had one and a half.  did you get that?  but i’m not complaining.).  helen, the female house captain again, for giving me a new cap when i took mine out of my bag to realise it had split and disintegrated.  matthew, and the person who drew the moustache on him.

it was a great day.

p.s.  it’s really scary how many people have iPod touches/iPhones.

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