First question: How do you get onto 'Blogs of Note'? Because I was having a look at today's one and it looked rubbish; just a bunch of pictures of the Nintendo DS thingy. Cieran would love it, I suppose.
Anywaaaayyy, hahaha, have spent the day at home because WE HAD AN INSET DAY!!! And I missed my worst day of the fortnight! Thank you Mr Kemp, supreme ruler of our lowly school.
Damn. Was going to do the sad thing and go and see Brokeback Mountain on my own (because, hey - do you actually talk to your friends while at the cinema?) but damn and blast it wasn't on till evening. Evening when I can't go.
Me, Dad and Mum spent most of yesterday evening debating about Brokeback Mountain yesterday at the dinner table, actually. My Dad, who is a bit old-fashioned, was being very scathing and scoffy about it (despite the fact that he's never seen it) and me and Mum were defended it and saying it was really good (which was ridiculous in itself, because we haven't seen it either).
I think me and Mum probably won; Dad was making the point that cowboys are supposed to be strong/tough/manly etc and I made the following rebuttal (approx.):
"But Dad, the thing is, the reason why this film is so good and everything is that it's different
to all those other samey, happy-ending love stories that are on now. That why it's so acclaimed and won so many Oscars, it's because it broke away
from that cliché you just described, as well as many others."
He didn't have an answer to that. Ha! And plus - if you're gay, who says you're not tough/strong? Unfair sterotype.
Mum and me then accused Dad of being homophobic, which was a little unfair really, because he isn't. He denied this furiously:
(By the way, Jeffsy is my Dad's best friend.)
"Listen, I was going to gay bars when gaiety was on the verge of being illegal!"
"You went to gay bars?"
"Hang on, you weren't actually gay, back then, were you?" (To Mum)
"Was he gay?"
"No I wasn't gay!"(To Mum, sotto voce.)
"Gay with Jeffsy!"
At which point Mum and me burst into hysterical laughter, therefore ruining the sotto voce
idea. The debate was much longer, and much more complicated and intelligent than that, but sleep had fuzzled (what???) my memories, so...yeah.
I also told them about my surprise when I found out that Katherine hadn't heard of Brokeback Mountain or
Dustin Hoffman. And yes, I know that different people know different things, blah de blah, but Dustin Hoffman's famous...isn't he? Maybe I know the wrong things...
Actually, that's probably true. I know who won what Oscar, but I don't know anything about Biology. No wonder Mrs Jeanes put me at the front. And now Amber, the great long-sufferer, is trying to make me move because, apparently:
- I steal her stuff.
- I jog her elbows.
- I refuse help.
- I don't work on Biology at lunchtimes so don't need as much help as she does.
- I ask too many questions.
Is she simple???
- One time, I asked to borrow her (not being used) ruler, and she didn't say anything. I asked again, to no reply, then borrowed it to underline a title. That happened. ONCE.
- I am right-handed, she is left-handed. How can I help it?
- Again, that happened once, when I was split up from Kat and Tash, and was in a dark mood. Ever since then I've sat at the front and done the work.
- I do, actually.
- What??? I'm not very good at Biology; I need to ask for help. She claims I do it "all the time". I can't help it, I find things difficult! Pardon me, Miss Fussy!
God, she annoys me.
Anyway, the month's big events are about to begin. On Friday (poo and crap I miss Drama) I have my music exam, then History trip, Birthday, Ann-Kathrin's visit (which I was ginormously nervous about, probably more so than her) then the most superlative, the best best best. HOLIDAY!!!
And...GREEN WING IS BACK! SO IS HUSTLE!!!
8 out of 10 cats, Green Wing, Hustle, My Name is Earl...all we need now is Lenny Henry and Scrubs and we can make a weekend out of it. (Me and Jenny have a joint love of Lenny Henry. Well, not the person, just the programme.)
I saw him live a couple of years ago. Best show I've ever been to.
Hilarious 8 out of 10 cats quote:
45% of men _____ in the 1940s?
Comedienne: Is it "forty five percent of men lived on a diet of powdered egg and weasel in the 1940s"?
I think I may have fallen on the floor laughing at this point.
Ho Hum. Ooo, I've written a lot. Spent most of today doing oral questions and homework. And watching Friends videos and eating bacon sandwiches. Ah, the life of a Year 10 student...
For English, we have to find a subject we care strongly about, and later on we'll write a persuasive speech about it. I know exactly what to do already; The Bloody Royal Family. Grrr. Kat and Tash are having trouble though, apparently they don't have strong views on anything, which is a weeny bit surprising. Doesn't everyone?
Although saying that:
- They believe Shakespeare plays and poems are crap beyond belief.
- They believe David Tennant is a rubbish actor and is ugly beyond belief.
- They believe Carol Ann Duffy has some kind of mental problem, hence the slightly psychotic edge to her poems.
- They believe Cieran is at fault, not Chloe.
I don't really agree with any of these, especially the second one. The fourth one...nyeah, I think they're both idiots. Cieran and Chloe, that is.
Anway, had better go. Gonna delete all my swearing posts so you youngsters (I mean school-age youngsters, 30 is not old, and I've no idea how old Lisa is) can access this at school. Huzzah! See ya.
P.S. If anyone's seen Brokeback Mountain, what's it like? I'd really love to see it; is it good? (Don't worry about ruining the ending, I know what happens.)