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Saturday, 22 January 2011

The "Burns" Unit.

So Tuesday is Robert Burns (Scotland's national poet) birthday. Happy Birthday Burns! You may be dead but oh well, at least you are still remembered. In celebration of this occasion Mum is holding a Burns Night supper with 4 other mothers. All the money raised goes towards the Malawi link we have at our school, so basically it pays us to get there, help build a hall, climb up Mount Mulanje, and get back basically. All the pupils going on the Malawi trip are waiters tonight which should be fun. I have to do a Welcome Speech which is basically 5-6 lines of nothing. It should be fun though. This information probably isn't relevant to you in anyway though. I just wanted to put it in so this blog looks bigger mainly because I have nothing else to write about. Oh wait, yes I do! Studying!

Lets all give it a cheer! Whoop de freaking whoop. The past few days I have done nothing but study. And these aren't even my actual exams coming up. They're prelims! I dread to think what will happen when my actual Highers are around the corner. Will I be stuck in my room under lock and key? Highly unlikely, seeing as there is no-where to put a lock on my door. They could take the xbox away. But that just means I have nothing to do in the very few minutes of free time I will actually get. All of this is slightly exaggerated I hope you realise. I am basically just waffling on cause I don't want to go back to my room and study. Sigh. I can't wait for 6th year. The only bad thing about me being in 6th year is the fact that the current 6th years will have left. That'll be no fun. We'll be the top people in the school after teachers. Double sigh. Well, I suppose I better get back to memorising this welcome speech and get back to learning how to calculate an Enthalpy reaction. Yaaaay! Fun... DFTBA.

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Friday, 7 January 2011

Mining and Crafting.

So over the past two weeks or so I've been playing a game called Minecraft on the Computer. I call it a game but it's still in Beta so there's quite a few bugs and stuff. Basically you have to try and collect resources (Coal, Wood, Stone) and build with them, hence Minecraft. There's no real aim to the game other than surviving. But surviving gets difficult as when night time arrives in the game, bad things happen and bad guys appear. Zombies that make creepy noises, Skeletons armed with bows and arrows, Spiders with glowing red eyes. But the worst enemy? The Creeper. Why is that? Cause this guy blows up if you get too close to him and destroys everything within the surrounding area. Normally when the night is over and the sun is up, the Zombies and Skeletons burn, but not the Creeper. He just waits outside your D.I.Y fort waiting for you to step out and then "Sssssssss... BOOM!". Before you know it the whole left side wall is gone.

(He only wants a hug.)

And in a way, this could be translated to real life. I mean, you spend a day, a week, a month or a year doing something, you finally step outside feeling fantastic at what you've accomplished, and then someone goes and ruins it all. It may not be their fault, I doubt the Creeper chooses to blow up, but it still happens. The meaning could also be an internal comparison. The day you finally build up enough courage to shine and when you do you get trampled all over. But the beauty of Minecraft is that it is full of opportunities. You can start over, build it all up again and when the day comes, finally step outside and marvel at your handiwork, but this time there's a fence the whole way round, to stop that Creeper from doing it again. DFTBA.

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Thursday, 6 January 2011

Boredom Rules All.

So here I am again blogging. I finished editing our school's Winter Karaoke video yesterday. I would say it's pretty good seeing as this is my first time actually editing something this size before. I'd say it's a step-up for me in my video editing career that doesn't exist. Compared to everyone else's work though it's pretty crappy. I mean, a five year old could probably have done what I did. But I'm still proud.

I've also had revising to do this past week, I realised on Monday how much homework my teachers had given me. How much I hear you ask? Too much. And that's on top of revision. The fact that I'm playing my Xbox 75% of the day doesn't help either. But how can I resist?! It's so shiny and cool, despite the fact its the old model and the new model is even shinier and cooler. Wow I need a life. I also just realised this is my first blog of the new year. Happy New Year! Which sounds pretty impossible. I mean, you try to stay happy all year in 2011. That's a pretty big resolution. Speaking of resolutions, I've not made one this year, granted I haven't ever made one and kept to it. But one of my friends is not eating dessert for the whole of 2011. I have to ask one question, why?! This guy is a rugby player in St Andrews university and is in no danger of getting fat. I'm pretty sure he could spare a Lemon Meringue Pie or two. But oh well, his decision. Now if you excuse me, I have some Physics to finish. DFTBA.

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