Thursday, May 24, 2012

A hodgepodge

I haven't posted this week, but before I am sent to an early grave I will dispense actual LEGITIMATE reasons as to why not; firstly i had an ethics exam worth 25% of my ACTUAL gcse last tuesday so I was revising for that and I have since been revising for another ACTUAL philosophy exam in a month and chemistry and physics re-sits, I got B's in January for chemistry and physics but I taught myself the whole course in a month to get those, and I did get an A* in biology! I don't know I'm a bit of a perfectionist and want A's ok. I also:

• signed two petitions, one campaigning against use of animals in testing (a year eight girl with green eye shadow and a headscarf who I thought looked really cool came to our form room one lunch which coincidentally was just before our ethics exam so we took it as a sign that one of the 12 mark questions would be on that subject, guess what? IT WAS. Obviously psychics, us.), the second, one on about banning photoshopped images in seventeen magazine. Us 'gurlz' have to stand up against this stuff.

•Stood from afar envying prefects badges that said prefects have been adorned with. I didn't apply to be one because I suck with self confidence and can't make myself seem like someone they would actually WANT as a prefect so I just put off writing my application and then it was past the deadline and :-(.

•Went to the library for a lunch time alone and found the best books about fashion, then hid a stash of national geographics I didn't know prior to this excerpt that the school library actually owned/hoarded/had that I don't want anyone to read before me. The new junior librarian is also nice although she laughed at my year 7 school picture on my library card, which is understandable. (I will show you the books later this week).

I have been experimenting a lot too this week you could say, I was met with a lot of 'what on earth' stares. I don't mind, I find it quite amusing and treat it like a puzzle that people aren't able to solve because these people have CLOSED minds but basically I went to g&t's last saturday after volunteering at the salvation army (I am a good teenage citizen, ut it also means I get a discount so..), and bought mounds of stickers, temporary tattoos, stars, you get the gist. Anyway, I would show you pictures of each individual purchase but I've used the majority of them so you'd only see massacred remains of glitzy cats and spangly hearts that sadly, had lost their stickiness after my constant rearranging of aesthetic thingy mabobs and got returned to the sheet they came from to grow old and die, no probably until I become so desperate I glue them on instead.

I put stickers on my locker at school, all over my planner, and tried to turn my classmates into festive, jolly looking people in dispensing some charming star stickers reminiscent of the ones stuck on especially good work at primary school for them to put on the lapel of uniform blazers, some accompanying prefect badges *sad, envying face* ok I will scavenge to find and wear my mum's 80s cycling proficiency badge, my monitor badge from year 6 and my mum's old prefect badge to adorn my own blazer in tomorrow. Most classmates obligingly agreed to the sticker adornation. School is a happier place because of me.

The temporary tattoos; although my desire originally was to keep these for a while, got used on the Sunday after I bought them. I've had a selection of them on all week and last week, and as my school has reasonably strict uniform rules (no skirts higher than 8cm above the knee, no make up whatsoever, no extreme 'hair colours', the list goes on, all girls grammar school blah blah blah) I have been pulling my blazer sleeves down all week to conceal them from beady eyed teachers, although namely, this is my year 7 blazer which despite my still minuscule height (5"3) is very small on me, so i had difficulty doing this and the seams joining the arms to the actual jacket were probably fit to burst.

60's FABRIC BACKGROUND. YES. yeah a collage I made.

So here are the ~rad~ tattoos, I felt the peace signs fit in really well with the Woodstock background, they look totally REAL. No really I've just become super obsessed with the Beatles and John Lennon so I'm liking the peace sign at the moment, this love stemmed from watching The Parent Trap (remake) about 2 months ago, I've always loved the bit where Annie (BUT REALLY ITS HALLIE!!!) goes across London with her mum and 'Here comes the Sun' is played, so I began humming it at school and then started listening to loads of other Beatles music in the form room at lunch so basically my whole form, teaching group, in fact my year are singing it (no word of a lie) although they don't seem too keen on the bangles, queen, and a variety of others that I've also been humming.. oh, and THEN, it was the first song on a rookie playlist- do those guys read my god damn mind??! I got to listen to the Beatles in philosophy last week too and I wanted to cry it was so beautiful.
Random collage in which stickers and tattoos are exhibited. Patchy arms exhibit A.

I apologise for this whistle stop tour of my life this week, and the patchy arms in the pictures are due to a DofE walk I did last sunday where I got sunburnt, yay. I got a picture of a cow though.

Toodloo. I won't leave it so long to post next time I promise I know what I will be writing about.

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