PROGRESS UPDATE: Friday 28th December 2012.
EMOTION: Nervous but happy.
WHY: Happy with how much revision I’ve done, but nervous that I’ll look back on this week and consider it insufficient.
CURRENT REVISION COMPLETED: Jekyll & Hyde Activity sheets; Bitesize Chemistry revision; Biology Progress sheet; German Writing transcript; 3 Of Mice & Men mind-maps; and reviewing Of Mice & Men notes.
MOMENTS OF JOY: Watching Outnumbered and seeing the parents squirm in the face of the norovirus; grinning from earlobe to earlobe at Jenna Louise-Coleman’s (the Doctor’s new companion in the Christmas special) wittiness and humour; finally recognsing the tune and lyrics to “Call Me Maybe”; seeing Miranda back in form; laughing at Artemis Fowl; and so much karaoke!
GREATEST MOMENT SO FAR: Boxing Day. Playing charades. My role: Dancer. My clues: Gangnam Style & Macarena! Oppa Gangnam Style! Heeey Macarena!
BIGGEST MOMENT(S) OF ANNOYANCE SO FAR: Karen seldom appearing in the Outnumbered Xmas Special.
BIGGEST SHOCK SO FAR: Seeing (and hearing) Ben from Outnumbered all grown-up!
FINISHING SENTENCE: Craziest cracker of a Christmas.
- Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…) – Lou Bega (Catchy AND dancy!)
- Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix) – Los Del Rio (N.B. This is basically the disco version where you can perform ‘The Dance’!)
- Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (Perfect for getting you in a summery mood, even in winter!)
- You’re The One That I Want – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (Really, I could have put ANY Grease song on this list!)
- I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas (If it can get Leonard dancing, it can get EVERYBODY dancing!)
- Moves Like Jagger – Jager (Have YOU got the moves like Jagger? I haven’t. I can’t dance that well. Well, I’m told not to at least. I like dancing. I enjoy it. It’s just that I’m constantly told to stop dancing cos it’s embarrassing. Apparently. Oh well.)
Itssa me! Tazir3! And I’mma back! Mamma mia!
Me and nearly everybody else in my school year have just had four days of exams: some vital, some determining how much of a GCSE we do, some just mocks. I did nine in four days, but some people had to do up to TWELVE. Over the course of the week, the servers for SAM Learning and BBC Bitesize and GCSEPod have been whirring frantically; brains have been bubbling and sweating, almost eroding their skulls; fingers and thumbs have turned red and swollen; the poor guy in many people’s memory bank has consistently went on strike; the Sports Hall has become a second home; and tempers have risen out of bodies until forcefields of fury and stress and pressure are formed. Basically, it was like being in hell, except it was led not just by Satan but by the God of the Underworld: Hades.
Time was never on our side over the week. It never allowed us to do all the revision we want AND give us free time as well. It set off panic switches within people when the invigilator shouted, “Right, you have ten minutes left” and they hadn’t even finished the exam paper yet. But sometimes it was kind. Sometimes it made exams drag on and on while you wrote out an essay on spoken language. Sometimes it let you take a little nap when you had just finished a paper in half the time given. Sometimes it would surprise you by revealing that your supposedly one-hour-long revision session had in fact lasted for quarter of an hour. But let us not forget that time is cool: time is what separates humans from Gallifreyians; time is the epic fourth dimension; and time is the only thing between cats and opposable thumbs!
But enough about this hellish week. Lets talk about something better: Big Bang Theory! Here is my favourite Big Bang Theory quote of the week (from Season 4), and THE ONE QUOTE I can not recite off by heart (even know I know every single exception to the question “What have the Romans Ever Done For Us?”):
Leonard: You’ll never guess what just happened to me in the hallway!
Sheldon: You went out in the hallway, stumbled into an inter-dimensional portal which brought you five thousand years into the future. There, you took advantage of the advanced technology to build a time machine. Now you’re back to bring us all with you to the year 7010 where we are transported to work at the Thinkatorium by telepathically controlled flying dolphins.
Sheldon: (crestfallen) Oh…
Howard: So, what happened?
Leonard: (still in a state of shock)Penny kissed me!
Sheldon: (confused) Well who would’ve guessed that?
That was for the 14th June. Now here’s a better one for the 21st (from Season 5) which I’m sure you will recognise!
Amy: (disgusted) Jewellery?! Sheldon, you are the most shallow, self-centered person I know! Do you really think another transparently manipulative- ohh, it’s a tiara! (her posture becomes wobbly at the sight of her dream piece of jewellery). A tiara! I have a tiara! (staggering over to Penny, holding out the tiara) Put it on me! Put it on me! Put it on me! Put in on me! Put it on me! (Amy beams as Penny places it over her hair. She looks amazing.)
Penny: (amazed) You look beautiful!
Amy: (interrupting she’s so ecstatic) Of course I’m beautiful! I’m a princess! I have my tiara! (she gives Sheldon a massive kiss and hugs him tightly)
Sheldon: (awkwardly hugging Amy back) You’re right. The tiara was too much.
Also, FYI, here are three songs that you should NOT have stuck in your brain’s jukebox during an exam (my NOT Favourite Songs of the Week, if you like):
- Mah Na Mah Na – The Muppets
- Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python (The Life of Brian)
- Macarena – Los Del Rio
What songs do YOU think should NOT be stuck in your head in an exam (or you DID have stuck in your head during an exam)?
But anyway, I’m back, along with my ludricrously long posts! I shall continue to blog until something as big as last week arrives.
Live long and prosper! 😀