We’re back again. It’s been three weeks already, gosh. This week was certainly an interesting one. My brain is blanking right now, but I’m sure you’re reading an entry lengthier than the norm right now regardless.
So... this week.
I have to work alongside one of my bosses for our Art Program, but there has been very little communication outside of the classes themselves, and on Monday I ended up having to figure out a way to make coloring with pastels last an hour with three different classes, filled with increasingly older and more skilled kids. It was a nightmare. This Monday we’re doing manga... I don’t even read manga. The sooner we get to the weeks where we focus on Shepard Fairey and Bill Watterson, the better.
I had my first (and probably last) real field trip for this year on Wednesday; we went to the Ontario Science Center and were easily the oldest group there. The presentation we saw was dreadfully boring, the imax video we watched I had already seen, and I was too familiar with the building itself to be suffering déjà vu, so I am currently stuck on a hunt for information to determine when exactly I was last there.
The trip itself was terrible. In addition to my complaints above, every single bit of service I received while on the trip was terrible. At Subway, the person behind the counter got mad at me for using a Subway gift card; at Tim Hortons, both the person behind the counter and the manager tried to tell me that they didn’t serve lattes, and in the science center (especially at the theater portion), the employees were all snooty. But to top it all off, when I was paying for my lunch in the science center’s way overpriced cafeteria, some dude that had at least two feet of height on me came over and threatened me for trying to “chat up his girlfriend”, who was apparently the super old lady (okay, maybe not that old but still) behind the counter. I guess purchasing food counts as asking for a date? If that was true, I could have a million different people going to prom with me.
I almost punched him, but I decided not to because I didn’t want to ruin my pizza. Also, he was three times my size, and I didn’t really want to find out if there would be any benefits to him beating me to oblivion after I physically instigated a fight.
On the bright side, while I suffered an entirely sleepless night on Tuesday, on Wednesday (once I was able to stop fuming, which was actually easy enough because I was exhausted at that point) I slept very well, and I have slept easily for the past two nights since. I have killed the insomnia! +1 points.
I’m about 90% certain that I’ll be receiving my mid-term marks on Tuesday (technically the reports go home Friday, but I’ll just ask the teachers because why not), so we’ll see how that goes. I know at last count I was tied with someone for the highest mark in English (ironically, the girl I asked to prom), and on the IB scale I had a Level 6. I’m hoping that I managed to bump my mark up to a Level 7, but in the most probable event that I did not, I’ll settle for taking the lead in marks. If I’ve fallen behind I’ll cry a little, since I’ve never actually been at the top of a class before.
Actually, I probably won’t cry. I’ll just sulk for a couple of hours.
Aside from that, the biggest part of this week was working on Bionicle Mafia Uprising. While you all would either jump to “I don’t care about your silly story” or “Didn’t you just post one chapter, and that was it”, I will mention here that there are three different things in the pipeline for the series that are being worked on; this is alongside what I’m doing so far for Book 2, and a short story that I will release later this year that must be re-read and improved to perfection.
That’s it for this week. I’m hoping eventually something that’s actually emotionally significant will happen, because obviously those are the most interesting to read. All I’m doing right now is complaining about not fighting guys that would beat me up if I tried.
What a shame. But at least I have more points!
Point Total: 2