Thursday, 25 June 2009

Summer is here... And so is this post.

Hey there. I really haven't written anything in such a long time, which is really so bad. I have letters to write, I have a blog to keep up to date, and I have A2 homework and coursework to be doing. All I've been doing successfully is the coursework - which I guess is a good thing - mingled alongside a great life and social life. So this is gonna be a huge post. I've been putting it off and off, trying to ignore that nagging feeling you get when you know you have to do something. But I've decided today to write. I hope you're ready for this big block of text. I've decided not to put breaks in it, just for lols. One thing I wanted to write about waay back, but forgot, was when a new member of the Church came over for FHE and to receive the Priesthood. Well anyway, it was my first time being in a circle, and it was really awesome. Anyway, jumping back to June, on the 6th, President Uchtdorf, Elder Andersen, and Elder Oaks came to London for a multi-multi-stake Priesthood Session, which was recorded in Hyde Park, and broadcast all over the UK and the world. We got there as soon as we could after I finished my shift at work early, but there was still a really huge queue, like, really huge. I was really surprised, as we still had a couple of hours until the meeting began. Once we'd waited it out, we were let in. Oh my, it was pretty crazy. Everyone wanted good seats, which is understandable, but it was crazy. In the end, I sat on my own at the back, while Dad stood at the back behind me. The meeting itself was good, but I really enjoyed meeting the speakers afterwards. They're all so awesome. The next day, we had a sleep in, and then got up in time to watch the multi-multi-stake Conference broadcast on BYU, which was excellent. That evening, being the day before my birthday ( :-D ), we had our family over for tea, which was quite pleasant. I couldn't believe it was my last day being sixteen... I was so excited about turning sixteen, but now I've even more excited that I'm seventeen. Wow, seventeen still seems really old to me! Haha, but then my birthday was alright too. I got up when I wanted, chilled out, and got ready for my first ever driving lesson. Mum got me to open one present before I went out, which was 'L' plates and money for driving lessons. Wow, I was really so stoked about going out driving on the road properly. I was waiting, eagerly... But no-one turned up. Mum called the guy up, and let's just say he wasn't so cool. So we called up this other driving school, and got a lesson booked for the next day, which I was pleased about, but Mum was upset I didn't get a lesson on my birthday... The rest of the day was just like any other... We went to the gym, went into town, picked up Charlotte, had dinner, etc., etc. The Elders came over in the evening, and I opened the rest of my presents, which I was really pleased with. That evening, I really wanted to watch 'Slumdog Millionaire', which I'd bought on Blu-Ray, but then it got real late, and we didn't have time. This actually got me down more than the lack of driving lesson! Well, the next day, I actually did have my first driving lesson, which was really awesome. I was doing really well (for a first lesson!), and got up to second gear, went round corners, and over mini-roundabouts! It was really so good! My instructor was really impressed with me, and I couldn't wait for my next lesson. The next day, Wednesday, was my sister's birthday, so I couldn't have a lesson then. She got a day off of the work experience she was doing, and we went up to The O2 to go to the cinema and eat. I've been wanted to go to The O2 since before it even opened after it's rebranding and refurbishment, and it was so awesome to actually get to go then. It's such epic architecture. Anyway, we went to Vue@O2 to see 'The Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience'... Hmmm. Charlotte enjoyed it, anyway. And then we ate in Frankie&Benny's, which was good. Although - and here's one of those really embarrassing stories that people laugh about - when I needed to go to the toilet, I went upstairs, taking the stairs two at a time. But then a couple of girls started to come down. They weren't amazingly cute or anything, but I must have had a lapse of concentration, coz I then tripped, and fell up the stairs, and then as I got up, I banged my head on the light and bent it. Oh my. I just didn't look, and got up and walked away from the situation as quickly as I could! It was quite funny really, but really so embarrassing. After we'd finished our meal, we jumped back in the car, and made our way to the Globe Theatre on Southbank. But because of the freakin tube strike, the traffic was really stupid, and it took us about two hours to do a fifteen mile journey. Wow, that was boring. I listened to every single FTSK song I have on my Pod, and still had plenty of time to spare. Once we got there, the show had already started, but it was really good. The girl who played Anne Frank in BBC's recent 'The Diary Of Anne Frank' (which I posted about, by the way!) played Juliet. It was a pretty good adaptation, and really good to see someone else's adaptation apart from my favourite Luhrmann version. The next day, Thursday 11th, I had my second driving lesson. It was so much fun; I did 50mph on a dual carriageway. Wow, it was so fun, and so intense! And I went on a really big roundabout near me, which I was kinda nervous about, but I pulled it off! It was, once again, so much fun, but it was a two hour lesson, and I was so exhausted afterwards! That evening, I went out with my friends to TGI's for dinner. It was really nice to see everyone after a week, and we had a good time. Of course, I had to stand on my chair while everyone sang and stuff, which I really didn't enjoy, but overall it was a good meal. And there was a great turnout, with about... 12 people I think turned up. Yeah, it was really good. We finished the meal about quarter to ten or something, and then made our way over to a park nearby to chill. Getting there was really not fun, crossing roads, and walking through this one creepy park with kids smoking drugs in front of us, but we made it there safely, and had a good time. Parks are just so much fun! Haha... Friday I had another driving lesson, and just chilled. Of course I had work on Saturday, and then on Sunday, after Church, Jake came over for dinner with his parents. It was cool. Then that evening was Seminary Grad, followed by a fireside on the Sermon on the Mount by Professor Welch from the States. It was really good. I couldn't believe it was back to college the next day. I was so looking forward to a week off with literally nothing to do, and suddenly it was all over! So, we all went back to college, and have begun our A2 work, which is really good at the moment. Ok, I gonna take a break now for a drink and to stretch my legs... OK, I'm back. My music is really so good. So last week I had a couple more driving lessons, which I'm really thoroughly enjoying. I love it. On Tuesday last week, I went out to Nando's with InterAct, with Joe and Amber, and we really had such a good time! We were talking and laughing the whole time, and it was so much fun! Like before, we went to the Ben&Jerry's stand to get ice-cream afterwards. It was just a really chill, genuinely good evening. Thursday evening, I went out to eat with all my friends at the Harvester to celebrate Hannah's birthday, and then we walked to the park near there afterwards to hang and chill. Friday was really good too. Teddy and I went to see 'Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen' with Laura and Wong, and we were all so excited to see it... Wow, Megan Fox is so attractive in it. It's just, oh wow. That first scene she's in... Yeah. The actual film and cinematography was excellent, but, once again, like a lot of recent films, the writing was really poor. Can't wait for the third one though! That evening, I quickly got changed and picked up Charlotte, before we headed back to Teddy's where I straightened my hair and made myself smell good, then we all went to Sam's BBQ. It was a good night, except for a couple of incidents which I won't mention! Haha, but yeah, it was a really good evening, and Alex, Wong, and I all had a heart-to-heart kinda chat, which was so nice, about life and love... Then some other people joined us and things turned rude, which wasn't so nice. On Sunday and Tuesday this week, I've been on a couple of really good bike rides, each about ten miles or so. I love riding my bike... On Tuesday, I was riding, and passed this one really cute girl... Don't you just wish social rules accepted introducing yourself to cute stangers..?! I actually think she smiled at me, but then again she may have been laughing at my crappy hat hair and sweaty face. I can't believe how fast this week has gone; it's gone so fast! Haha, but really, it has. I'm glad I've got this done now though. I had another driving lesson today, which was, as ever, awesome. I really love driving - did I mention that before?! And I'm getting really good at it now I've had a lot more lessons. I'm getting more confident, and more skilled, of course, I still make mistakes and stuff, but I'm getting it. I've begun learning the theory too, which is handy. Oh, yesterday, Alex and I went down to the park near college during a free, and she did Maths while I took my top off and soaked up the sun, studying the theory. It's been so nice and sunny here, and I get a pretty decent tan for an hour's work! Also yesterday in college, we did some cooking. Emma, Alex and myself decided to do pancakes, after all, they couldn't be so hard, and they taste real good! But wow, they failed pretty bad! It was really funny. We're hoping to make cinnamon pull-aparts next time, but I guess we'll so how that goes, if it even does happen. Is there anything else I want to write about..? I think that's pretty much everything... The sun is shining outside, and it so warm and gorgeous... Apart from tiredness, which sucks, life is awesome, and that's what really matters, right?! Oh wait! Guess what?! I won tickets to see Fightstar at the iTunes Fest next week! I'm so excited! Well actually Dad won; I entered all my family into the competition, and Dad was a winner! You can't buy tickets for this gig, so I was so excited to win, and it's gonna be filmed and recorded, and it's gonna be immmense! Oh yeah. So yep, now I think that's everything. Well, it will at least do for now... Hahaha, this is such a long post...

Sunday, 14 June 2009

I haven't been on blogger...

I've been enjoying life.

Which is great at the moment!

But I will write soon...

Friday, 5 June 2009

You Name It

OK, first off, I'm not happy about it, but I've temporarily put this blog on private. Because of something else really stupid and annoying and beyond my control...

I'm also not happy about the Media exam we had on Monday. There were two questions, as expected – a textual analysis question, and a question on the contemporary British film industry, which I did a lot of studying for… Well, we had to textually analyse 'Doctor Who' – I mean what the heck, that show sucks – with a question that wasn't directly linked to representation from the extract. It was such a mess. (Which is a great song by New Found Glory, by the way!) And the second question was to explore the convergence of new media technologies, and the effect this would have on our chosen Media product. Urgh. How limited. And I’m a really slow writer, so I couldn’t get in everything I wanted to anyway...

I can't remember when I last posted something actually about my life... I’ll sort that out later.

Anyway, after a poor Media exam, I had just C2 Maths left today, and C2 was my strong point. I did revision almost everyday, and was getting better and better as I completed past paper after past paper. Then today, the exam we had was literally the most difficult I’ve ever seen. The trig graphs question was ridiculous, and I was really upset. I finished in 45 minutes, then went through the paper, before just sitting and hoping for inspiration to hit me to attempt this, and other parts of questions I hadn’t done so good on. In the end, I worked out I've got either a C or B, which I’m not ecstatic about. I can get an A, if they put in questions we're prepared for...

It feels good to have literally nothing to worry about education wise for just over a week; we have to go back to college and start A2 mid-June, but until then, I can chill. I'll have to forget about the poor exams, and worry about them when results come... For now, I can just chill......

Oh, and I’ve just decided to take my blog back off of private...