16 March 2007

I'm still alive...

... though I realise it's been a while since I last posted, sorry. School's been a bit busy lately - lots of reports and essays and projects and tests. Today was particularly nasty. Fridays always seem to go on and on forever because there are no free hours and only boring subjects; history, Norwegian, geography and chemistry. Well, Norwegian usually isn't that bad because the teacher is rather insane and funny, but half the textbook is about 19th century literature... Chemistry can be fun too, but today there was a test. I really need a top grade for it, because then I'm almost certain to get top grades for chemistry at the end of the year.

And teachers are really blind sometimes. I actually got a 6 for that stupid social studies project about globalization. The teacher said it was obvious that I had put a lot of work into it, the presentation was exemplary etc etc... I decided not to tell her that I didn't really start working until the night before the presentation... :P

Anyway, I'll try to write a decent post soon, which isn't just ranting about school and homework. I'll see if I can write a short summary of my novel or something (I just realised I haven't done that yet). I'll see if I can do it next week, I have no tests then (the first test-free week since, hm... August I think).

And because I have nothing better to do, I'm posting pictures of my cat

That last one isn't my cat, but you probably figured that out already ;)


Gabriele C. said...

That's a cute cat.

Hehe, I did that, too, scribbling something the night before it was due and still got good marks. But history boring? You must have a stupid teacher who can't make that subject interesting.

A summary of your novel would be nice.

Celedë Anthaas said...

Yeah, it's the teacher. She's dreadfully boring, and never actually tells us anything interesting. She wastes half the time talking about how little time there is left and how difficult the subject is. The only times she actually *talks* about something history-related is when she "summarizes" (that means she reads her notes, which she has taken word-for-word from the textbook >.<).
Plus, history lessons are supposed to be so modern - in other words we're not supposed to know any facts. And she treats us as five-year-olds ("You can *try* to remember who Julius Caesar is"). Though I must admit that she is right in a way - you'd be surprised at how little some people in my class know. I could tell you some 'horror stories', but I might give you nightmares, lol.

And I don't like the textbooks either. We've got one book about Norwegian history and one about world history, from the first humans to 1850. There's very little detail (we only have history 3 hours a week).

Lol, I could go on forever but I won't. I'm working on the summary right now :)