Aug. 28th, 2009

  • 10:59 PM
aissi: (Default)
Today there was a big fight at my school during recess.
A boy named Jai was accidentally hit and fell backwards, hitting his head on a wall.
He stopped breathing and started convulsing.
He was intubated and rushed to hospital where he remained in critical condition for most of the afternoon.
He just died.

The fight was over a picnic table.

I really have no words right  now.
I didn't  know him. Didn't even know he existed until after the fight.

I saw him laying on the ground right before they started doing CPR.
He was foaming at the mouth and he was so tiny, so vulnerable.

I can't possibly imagine what his family is going through at the moment.
I thought we lived in a small, middle-of-nowhere town because things like this don't happen here.

Tonight, for the first time in years, I prayed.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.


Just a bit depraved...

  • Jun. 3rd, 2009 at 11:37 PM
aissi: (Dean - therapy)
I've written 8,600 words of my SuWriMo.

It's already had 3 zombie encounters, 3 graphic sex scenes, 1 graphically murdered 10 year old and a naked 8 year old holding a machine gun.
I also have plans for at least 3 rape scenes.

I'm 3 days into my 90 and I've already written more than 10% of my 75,000 word goal. I'm thinking I may extend my goal a bit. Not sure, yet, though. We shall see, one supposes.

Why are you so mean to me?

  • May. 27th, 2009 at 1:29 PM
aissi: (Default)
According to Don Page MP (Australian small-town politician), I'm being cyberbullied.
This is a scan from a community information magazine he had distributed, entitled 'Bullying... Let's Stamp it out!'

I've taken the liberty of highlighting the items that apply to me.

1) Well duh. If I didn't, I'd actually be forced to do my homework.

2) It would be a lot easier to sleep if late-night infomercials weren't so appealing! And who doesn't have the occasional bad dream?

3) I do have my off days.

4) WHO ARE YOU CALLING MOODY?!?! let's be friends!

5) This happens a lot. Usually after I've eaten excessively large quantities of something!

6) I totally lost my friend Cate in K-Mart the other day!

7) See item 1.

So I've decided that everyone should be super nice to me from now on or I'll be forced to report you!


Oh, now I understand...

  • May. 25th, 2009 at 7:35 PM
aissi: (House - 8 year old)
Quote from my 11 year old cousin today:
Her: "Seatbelts completely defeat the purpose of buses!"
Me: "Oh? And what, exactly, is the purpose of buses?"
Her: "To kill children en masse!"


You may have a point...

  • May. 23rd, 2009 at 1:54 AM
aissi: (Thirteen - Fuck Yeah)
Quote from my 7 year old cousin today:
"I don't understand this shit; it's neither tooty, nor fruity!"


Noah, where are you? We need your boat!

  • May. 22nd, 2009 at 10:48 PM
aissi: (Weeping Angel)
It's flooding here at the moment.
School was cancelled yesterday and today.
Last night we had a black-out from 6pm until 10.30am.
I'm carrying a large torch/flashlight around in my pocket, just in case the power goes out again.
My back yard spent all of yesterday under water.
Several towns around mine have been declared disaster zones and at least one (that I know of) is being evacuated.
It's been still for most of the day. The sun even came out for a few hours.
I feel a bit like I'm in the eye of the storm, but I don't think I am.
We were supposedly supposed to get another big storm tonight (a few hours ago), but it hasn't really come. We got some medium-heavy rain intermittently for an hour or two, but now it's stopped completely.
The news said that the storms are supposed to last for 2 weeks. I seriously hope that's not the case; I've been in my house for 38 hours (but who's counting) and I'm already getting cabin fever.
Also, I haven't heard from [personal profile] spaceman since yesterday. I'm guessing her power is still out. I hope she's okay!

Also, I forgot to switch my UPS off last night, so, by this morning, it was completely flat. I didn't have my computer for 22 hours! SHOCK!HORROR

ummm... Sparklpyres at 30 paces...?

  • May. 19th, 2009 at 4:47 PM
aissi: (Buffy beats Twatlight)
Today I had to go to 'the big city' with my dad to sort out some stuff with my driver's licence.
While we were there, we went shopping.

In the shopping centre (mall, for you Americans) we were walking past this girl (I think she was about 12), who was wearing an 'I Love Edward' shirt. I decided that this was the perfect moment to inform my dad of just how terrible Twatlight is. The girl obviously heard me (as I had intended) and, as we passed, she turned around in order to continue to glare at us. As she did so, she noticed that standing about 30 feet away was a girl of around the same age wearing exactly the same shirt, only hers said 'I love Jacob'. Both girls stopped dead in their tracks and stood there glaring at one another. They were still staring daggers when we turned the corner 2 minutes later.
Has anybody ever stood between crowds of Chelsea and Manchester fans after a final? It was like that, only with training bras and less testosterone.

Also, on the way home (I was driving) it started to rain so hard that I honestly couldn't see anything. It was absolutely terrifying. Anybody who has tried navigating a highway off-ramp and a series of roundabouts blindfolded will know what I"m talking about

Eurovison Reaction Post

  • May. 17th, 2009 at 10:18 AM
aissi: (Thirteen - dirty version)
I watched Round 2 of the Eurovision song contest last night.
My reaction goes like this:

Albania: Not bad. Not too great either. Commentators seemed to love her. Not sure why.
Azerbaijan: Song wasn't great. Singing was alright. She was gorgeous, but her outfit was terrible. He reminds me of someone I know.
Cyprus: Good voice. Weird, boring song. She did, however, have bright shiny, glowy boxes.
Denmark: This band was quite good. Their song was written by Ronan Keating; on it's own, not a bad thing, however, the guy looked and sounded like Ronan Keating.
Estonia: I really liked this girl. She sang well. She played the violin. She has an awesome Fringe.
Greece: This guy was ridiculous. The Australian commentators were rooting for him because his song was written by Australians. He wasn't a very good singer, his outfit was stupid. His song was fairly stupid. His backup dancers were stupid. The only thing he had going for him was a conveyor belt on the stage... then it opened up into a giant stapler with a Greek flag in it.
Hungary: This guy should win purely for the hilarity of his act. He's a professional dancer and his dancing sucked. His song sucked. And his outfit... You can watch his act Here
Latvia: This guy was so impressive I have absolutely no recollection of him.
Lithuania: This guy was quite good. He started out playing the piano; I think he should've stayed there, but whatever.
Netherlands: These guys were brilliant! 3 old(er) guys in silver, sequined suits with fat women pretending to be DJs as backup singers. Absolutely priceless. I'm disappointed they didn't make the finale.
Slovakia: The duo wasn't too bad. He didn't seem to have his heart in it and she struggled with some high notes. In my mind, the song, which was in Slovakian and quite obviously a love song, was about a ham sandwich. I think that may have affected my reaction to it.

The rest didn't really stand out for me.
The Australian commentators were awesome. They called it how they saw it and made very little attempt to hide it when they didn't like an act.

Were the World Mine

  • May. 16th, 2009 at 6:16 PM
aissi: (Were the World Mine - by dancy_dreamer @)
Last night, [info] - personalspaceman, Our friend Mali and I went to see Were the World Mine, which was part of the Gay Film Festival. It was spectacular. I haven't been this impressed with a film since Crash. The cinema we were in had some issues with colouring/lighting and there was a group of people who kept talking quite loudly throughout the film, but it was still amazing. I want the DVD so much. It comes out on Amazon on June 9th.

Mini Picspam

  • May. 7th, 2009 at 10:26 PM
aissi: (Default)
I had just planned to link to these pictures on Twitter, but I can't remember where I found most of them, so I'm posting them here.
These are pictures that have made me happy recently.

I absolutely adore this picture. It's by ~k-tim on Deviant Art.

This had me shaking my head, wondering if it was a joke or not. You can never truly tell with these things. ETA: Gabe just accidentally said "One size fists all." Freudian slip for sure sures.

You have to wonder about the fate of human kind when you see things like this.

These two are the cutest things I've seen in ages!

Is he not the most adorable thing you've ever seen? If I had an adorable ass, I'd name it Oshi.

Puppy glove FTW!


The battle to end all battles

  • May. 7th, 2009 at 6:42 PM
aissi: (Cuddy - stolen cane)
In my last post, I mentioned the fact that Canadian milk comes in bags. After a conversation with my aunt, I've come to the realisation that, not only are Canada not unique in this regard, they're not even the best.
My aunt informed me that when she lived in London she would buy organic milk in bags and, apparently, I loved this milk last time I visited her.

So here are the reasons why England does milk in a bag better than Canada.

1. In Canada, 4 litres of milk comes in 3 bags. What? where is the logic behind a bag that holds 1.33333333333333333L of milk? English milk bags are 500mL. Nice and sensible.

2. In Canada, one needs a pitcher to hold one's milk bag.

British milk bags are self-standing and have a built in handle.

I think they are actually quite pretty.

3. Canadian milk bags are made of icky, non-biodegradable plastic.
English milk bags are biodegradable. They're made of calcium carbonate which biodegrades into CO2, water and chalk.

4. Canadian milk bags cost $9.99 CAD per 4L. English milk bags cost £5.20 per 4L.
With the current exchange rate, that means that non-organic Canadian milk is 44p more than organic English milk.

I, therefore, conclude that England is superior to Canada in the milk bag department.

aissi: (Thirteen - dirty version)
It wasn't until my friend commented on it this morning that I realised it was a bit unusual that I have 19 varieties of cheese in my fridge and several more in our wine cellar, which has a special 'section de fromage'.

After mentioning it again at school, I promised [personal profile] spaceman that I would make a post about my assortment of cheeses.

I had intended to post photos, but I haven't figured out how to do so on Dreamwidth and I can't find my camera.

Nonetheless, I shall post a list.

1. Feta (we have 6 varieties of feta of different ages, from different animals and marinated in different things, but I can't really tell the difference, so I'm not counting them)
2. Cheddar
3. Parmesan
4. Pecorino Romano
5. Halloumi
6. Boccaccini
7. Brie
8. Camembert
9. Langres
10. Mimolette
11. Abondance
12. Neufchâtel
13. Rochebarron
14. Mont d'Or
15. Raclette
16. Édel de Cléron
17. A Dutch cheese I don't know the name of
18. Vacherin du Haut-Doubs
19. Gorgonzola

I have no idea what's in the wine cellar; I don't make a habit of going down there as it's cold and dark and scary.

Also, my cousin did something funny today.

We were talking about all of the churches in town and which religions they belonged to. This lead to a conversation about Seventh Day Adventists.
In an attempt to explain what a SDA was, my father said that the first 7 days of the Advent hold particular significance for them. At this, my 3 year old cousin started crying and became quite distressed.
It took us several minutes to get her to calm down enough to explain to us that she was crying because "the Seventh Day Adventists only get 7 days in their advent calenders."

Also, apparently Canadian milk comes in bags! What the frak is that about?!?!

Movie Meme

  • May. 6th, 2009 at 2:50 PM
aissi: (Secret Garden)

Top of Form

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Bottom of Form

And Now for a MOVIE MEME!

Supposedly if you've seen over 85 films, you have no life. There are 270 films on this list. Copy it, paste it into a new post and then put ‘x’s next to the films you've seen. Add them up and post at the bottom.

Life? I has none! )



Superhero identity? I has them.

  • May. 5th, 2009 at 5:59 PM
aissi: (Default)
I decided to try hitting random answers and seeing what happened.

Your results:
You are Venom
The Joker
Lex Luthor
Poison Ivy
Dr. Doom
Mr. Freeze
Dark Phoenix
Green Goblin
Strength, disguise and adrenaline are your greatest weapons.
Click here to take the "Which Super Villain are you?" quiz...

100% Venom? I didn't know that was possible. Especially since I said that I didn't run off adrenaline, wasn't strong and wasn't a master of disguise.

I then did it again with real answers.

Your results:
You are Dark Phoenix
Dark Phoenix
Poison Ivy
Lex Luthor
Dr. Doom
The Joker
Mr. Freeze
Green Goblin
A prime example of emotional extremes: Passion and fury incarnate.
Click here to take the Super Villain Personality Test


I hate layouts

  • May. 4th, 2009 at 6:34 PM
aissi: (Default)
I just tried 4 other layouts before I finally got one that worked the way I wanted it to.
Fortunately, it was the one I wanted originally.


Anyway, as you may have noticed, I have a new layout. It's by grrliz @ LJ.
(Does anybody know how to link to an LJ user on DW?)

Figured it out.
My new layout is by <user name=grrliz>

ETA: Okay, haven't figured it out. It worked in my bio, though.


School, school school

  • May. 4th, 2009 at 4:43 PM
aissi: (Thirteen - Fuck Yeah)
I've decided to gloat talk about my half-yearlies and my results.

I thought I would go quite well in Maths and Science; alright in Biology and French and completely fail English and English Extension 1.
So when I got my results back I was quite surprised.
My results are as follows:

Maths - 66%
Science - ?
Biology - 72.9%
French - ?
English - 81.25% (average)
English Ext. 1 - ?

See that? 81% in English. Whuh?
A teacher came around to all of our classrooms and told us how disappointed she was in all of our creative writing tasks. She said that they were cliché and too short and that if you'd gotten more than 11/15 you were doing quite well (some people got around 6-8, one girl, not naming names, even got 1). Mine was quite cliché and incredibly short and I got 13/15. Only one person got 15/15 and that was [personal profile] spaceman and I don't mind coming second to her because she's very smart and rather incredible, but don't tell her I said so.

So now I'm a bit over the moon because I did quite well in one of the subjects I thought I'd completely flopped. Biology result was a bit better than I'd expected, too. Maths and science results are quite disappointing, but meh.

I would also like to point out the fact that I finally beat Maggie at something.

I will update when I get Science, French and Ext. results.

[personal profile] spaceman see who's using their SEVENTY-FIVE icons?


  • May. 4th, 2009 at 4:15 PM
aissi: (Default)
I have 2 Dreamwidth invite codes if people want them!


How wide are dreams?

  • May. 2nd, 2009 at 11:47 AM
aissi: (Elephant Jump)
I have Dreamwidth!

I'm not actually sure what the point of it is; as far as I can tell, it's just like LJ only I get LESS userpics (only 6).
And I don't have my pretty mood themes :(

I shall bugger around with it some more and see if I can spot any outstanding differences between DW and LJ.

For LJers, I'm [personal profile] aissi over at DW, too.

ETA: DW has now changed its mind and given me 75 userpics. SEVENTY-FIVE. YAY!



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