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A singularly terrible day, and a singularly annoying fact.

09 August 201002:42PMlife

Last Thursday was actually the Worst Day Ever™. But not in a regular bad day kind of way. It was a the worst kind of bad day, the one that's disguised as a good day, but is really so full of misfortune that it actually leaves you exhausted. I don't know if you've ever had one of those days, but trust me, you should hope you never do. It sucks.

It starts at a bit before 9am, as we're about to go to a French film. I go to look for my wallet containing my SmartRider. It's not there. I assume it's at home, borrow some money, and get on the train. We see the film. It's brilliant (l'Herrison, go see it if you're even vaguely interested in movies. It's incredibly powerful, I'm tempted to give it the full treatment just in these brackets, but I won't.) Anyway, my wallet. It's not at home. Nor is it at school. This is a Bad Thing™, especially when your wallet contains your ATM card and your brother's birthday is in a couple of days.

It keeps going, at lunch time. Coco and co draw up a hopscotch thingy, and we hop some scotch, for the hell of it. My phone falls out of my pocket, the back comes off... but it's fine, it still works. Until I get home. I go to play some music. File not found. What? So I check the memory card slot, cause sometimes you have to take it out and replace it to get it to register- and the card isn't there. This tiny card, the size of a fingernail, containing my entire music collection, is somewhere in the courtyard at school where my phone fell out of my pocket.

Swear.

(Amazingly, I found it the next day still on the ground in the courtyard.)

Finally, to top it all off, once I get home, the school calls and says that apparently I still haven't paid the 'voluntary' contributions from the start of the year and it's actually starting to cause problems and Bad Things will happen if they don't get paid. Brilliant. Just freaking brilliant.

Anyway, this is the part where I tell you it all ended up okay, and I ordered a replacement bank card today, and everything is all good, and I've had my bitch at karma for whatever reason, so that's all fine. So that was my terrible day.

On to my annoying fact. It's UWA open day this weekend. All my friends are going to be at the engineering and/or sciencey things, because they're engineering/sciencey type people. I, on the other hand, will be hanging around the Arts faculty with arts types, looking at anthropology and communications and English degrees. This fact annoys the living crap out of me, for two reasons.

  1. I hate the kind of people who hang out around arts faculties. They tend to be too pretentious, and like politics and poetry and political poetry, and are the kind of people who like bashing science, which upsets me, for the reason that;
  2. I think science is sexy and I want to do it someday . Unfortunately, I seem to lack the aptitude, and am instead cursed with the ability to moosh words onto a page in a way people find aesthetically appealing, which means that this is clearly what I should do at uni and get an arts degree. Which isn't a bad thing to have, (in fact it's hella cool) but it's not science. Hmm. That makes me sound a bit ungrateful. Let me rephrase it this way: Science is awesome and I wish I could do it. I'm just better at other things, which means that's what I feel like I have to do. (also I didn't take Specialist Maths, and the bridging course is pretty much 5 weeks of pure distilled hell, so I actually can't do science.) Grr. Annoyed.

  3. There is no 3. Rant over. Congratulations if you made it through that mess without getting bored and skimming. If you did get bored and skim, don't worry, I did too.

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