July 6th, 2003

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Random questions of the morning

How can you wake up with a hang-over without drinking anything? That always surprises me. This morning my mom gave me some money and told me to get something nice to wear. Since she know how much I hate shopping she handed me a heap of catalogues. I have no idea what to get. I agree with her that I could do with something new, the sleeves of most of my sweaters are coming apart and I've started borrowing stuff from my younger brother. His taste isn't much different from mine (well, he likes khaki which I don't) and we are virtually the same size. So I'll have to start looking through those catalogues sometime next week.
Parents are already fighting, I wonder where they get the energy for that this early? It's about the vacation again. My mom wants to go the Britain, dad wants to go hiking somewhere. Little sis wants to go to Italy. It's probably going to be the same as last year. Dad, mom and sis went to Austria and later in the summer dad went to France with my brother and me. Who cares I'm not that big on family vacation anyways. I guess I could visit J in Italy, that is if he doesn't get that gig in Britain. Sounds mean, but I hope he doesn't, he should finish high-school first. After all, he is turning 21 in September. It's his life.
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    food tv
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Strange

Somehow when my computer crashed just now, all the cookies seem to have dissaperaed. Not good, hell, how am I supposed to remember all those passwords?
-> Note to self: It is not a good idea to burn a CD while encoding a video. It least not on this semi-dinosaure (spelling?) of a computer.

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Just finsihed with the cutting of the last bit of the overload dailies. Quality really is bad for the size, so I'm going to try another compression now. Flask might do the trick, unless I get hickups in the sound again. Now I know why Stefan can spend an entire week-end tweaking around with one movie. On that note: he won "liberty stands still" race. We were racing who would be the first to manage to make a divx files with correct angles in all scenes and no repeats. He did it last night. Already send me the download links for the files. Hopefully it doesn't nuture his already more than slightly overblown ego even more. But it was fun. I guess neither of us has a life.

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Wanted to downlaod a song and found out that WinMX is gone from my computer. How did this happen?
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    curious curious
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Slow day

Seems like I do nothing but rant in here. I actually did quite a lot of stuff so far: got working on more dailies, worked on the banner, cooked lunch and finished the cake. I think I need to take a break, maybe watch some TV. Had some yoghurt and of course got all nauseous again. I have no idea what to eat anymore.
Tatort is on tonight and I'm thinking about taping it. It sounds promising in the TV guide, but the last episode which sounded promising turned out to be crap. Well it was funny, but that was not intentional. I could hardly stop laughing when in the end the killer was standing in the middle of the village square dressed in a kimono-like robe with a samurai sword in hand. lol. I think it was supposed to be dramatic.
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Yeah finally!!! My exam results!

My school supervisor just called: we were supposed to get the results Monday, but she gets them earlier. I was so shocked when she called initially, because she had initially said that she would only call the problem cases. But now problem there. I got as many marks as I had been predicated at. 40 out of 45 on my IB diploma. I know that doesn't sound much. But I did get the marks where I needed them, in Math and Chemistry, 7 in both of them. 7 as well in German and Economics. French only 5 , but I knew that my French isn't good enough for anything better. I'm a bit dissapointed about English, only a 6 there and it was supposed to have been my best subject, but I don't think my teacher for the last two years was very objective about my performance. People's grades stayed the same over the entire two years. I was already surprised because I joined her course later and went up two marks from my previous english course, which was on a lower level. Guess she kinda overrated my performance. I hate it when that happens. Also a bit dissapointed about the three extra marks you can get. (42 regular + 3 extra). My peace and conflict studies project only got a C. Too much work for a C. My essay about scientific perception earned me at least one extra point. I have no idea what happened to the presentation about categories in philosophy. I guess it must have sucked, even though it won the school's TOK award. At least that's what I was told, since I had left the prom before the awards part. My best friend and I had bailed out, being bored with the stiff party (parents were invited because the year before it had been an orgy without the parents). We went back to the Flügel to watch DVD and get high. Well, not me. I stayed strong and declined, lol.
Anyways, my marks aren't good enough to go the Oxford University, i would have needed a 7 in English for that. That means that I'll go to impirial college (I don't even know how you spell that, this is bad) in London next fall. Not sure what to think about that. After all I only applied because the careers advisor thought it was a neat idea. I never wanted to go the university. My dream job since I was little was being a mail man. I was actually doing that part time until yesterday and loved it, except for that fact that you have to start at like 3am. The thought of stusying chemistry is strange, I so suck at it, at least at the practical part. I can't even turn on a bunsen burner. During our school practicals I was always doing the notes, the planning and the report writing, my lab partner got to handle all the mean, potentially dangerous stuff. Besides I was always the first to scream when something went wrong, like burning when it wasn't supposed to. Well, I'll see about that. At least I won't have to bother with any other applications. I'm so relieved that I know. Yeah!
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    The Who
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Tatort and else

Since the show probably doens't air anywhere esle this isn't going to spoil the fun for anyone. It was so crap, the plot was extremely contrived. The husband of a journalist was a spy who as a young man had murdered her parents to get money for his publishing house, which then 30 years later published the journalist's book about the murder of her parents. There was a homicide in there somewhere and some arson. It was actually quite fun with good dialogues but it didn't make a lot of sense. Maybe better luck next sunday, plus there is a good rerun on I think Wed. But Wed is CSI night, it's Chasing the Bus might have to tape one of the shows then. Actually I have already seen CtB, but still I always watch and usually tape the dubbed ones as well. How bad is that? can't get the exam results out of my head. I wonder how some of the others did and whether they know yet. I should try and go to bed earlier tonight, but I'm too nervous because of the doctor's appointment tomorrow. Still haven't figured out how to get there, if my neighbour can't drive me, I'll have to go by bike and that's going to take ages because of all the breaks and the hill in between. Will see tomorrow. Finally finished my banner, I don't think it's good though. Didn't write anything, but I have it all plotted out in my head already. That's good.
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    CSI dailies