Sunday, August 5, 2012

Stuff. And things.

Do you ever get the feeling that the universe is conspiring on you to make you seem much more awkward than you really are?

On Tuesday night, I had to do a group presentation in class. I was *ever* so slightly underprepared for it, and instead of my usual print out of exactly what I was going to say, I had scribbled bullet points.

Things that happened during the presentation:
  • I lost track of which order we were presenting in, and was all "Uh, you're next" to the person beside me, only to find that *I* was next.
  • I couldn't read my own handwriting.
  • I couldn't think of the word I wanted. This led to me trying to say "If you don't use a controlled vocabulary, keywords can be subjective", and instead came up with "If you don't use a controlled vocabulary, keywords can be..........................................not...good???... I had a word, but then it went away..." 
  • I completely forgot what one of my major points was, and had to stand there squinting at my own handwriting and having an internal panic attack until I found it.
So that was fun...

Then on Thursday, the doorbell rang:
Random stranger: Yeah, hi. I'm [insert name here] from the Victoria Police *shows ID*. Is [my dad] home?
Me: Um. No, I'm sorry, he's not. 
Policeman: Damn!! Oh well. It's just about his unpaid parking tickets - there's hundreds of them, so can we just leave them with you?
Me: What???
Policeman: *dies laughing* Hahaha, oh God. I'm just kidding. We've got a court summons for him. He's being called as a witness.
Me: Ohhhhhhhhhh. 
Policeman: So here's the summons. And there's $5 stapled to it.
Me: Um. Can I ask WHY?!?!
Policeman: Honestly? I have no idea. Everyone gets given $5. But it's ridiculous - it won't even cover the cost of a train ticket!! 
Me: Seriously. 

So that happened. At least now I know why I keep noticing staple marks in $5 notes?? 

Plus, my Body Combat instructor on Monday night kept yelling "DON'T BLINK!!" at us, and I got paranoid that the terrifying angel statues from the cemetery across the road from the gym had finally made a break for it. (This fear has not been helped by the appearance of a WEEPING CHERUB in the new trailer for season 7. Thanks a lot, Steven Moffat...) 

Oh, and then last night? I was playing the Angry Birds board game with Little Miss A last night, and managed to hit myself in the head with an angry bird. 

Basically, my reaction to the world this week can be summed up by Prince Harry:
Source

How was everyone else's week?? And for my Whovians, ZOMG HOW GOOD WAS THE NEW TRAILER?!?!?!?!

K xx

20 comments:

  1. "Don't blink"???? WTF? Were you meant to just cry moisturising tears of frustration?

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    1. I think it was "Don't blink or you'll miss the change that's coming up", but all of that took too long to say?? I was like "DUDE. Just tell us what the change is rather than creeping me out, 'kay??"

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  2. Oh god weeping angels :: shudder ::

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    1. THE WEEPING CHERUB. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH. Somehow, it's so much creepier than the weeping angels. I mean, they're terrifying. But a MINI one???? NYARGH.

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  3. .....Why did it take me so long to work out your crying angels reference. I fail at being a Whovian. It's the one episode that I know so well and yet, I fail.

    In other news, I never got the hang of that "making dot points on speech cards" thing teachers tried to teach in High School. They were always like "just put your main points so you don't read off the card". I was the one who always had two sets of cards, one pack had my entire speech written down word for word and the other pack with the dot-point cards which I would hand in to the teacher for marking...lol

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    1. I'm SO glad I'm not the only one. SO GLAD. Because I still have lecturers tell the class that we shouldn't write out our entire speech. And I just sit there thinking "But surely you should do what works for you?! Not everyone learns the same way, so obviously not everyone PRESENTS the same way!" Morons...

      "Don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead."

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  4. i had a social faux today that was just awkward for everyone...You know when you just assume everyone believes in climate change and thinks Tony Abbott is a douche...le sigh.

    And I also talked with a basic stranger about my sex drive. True - and yet UNCOMFORTABLY awkward.

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    1. Wait, not everyone believes in climate change and thinks that Tony Abbott is a douche?!?!?!?!?! *head explodes*

      In other words, I'm glad I'm not the only awkward one.

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  5. Argh, presentations! They are filled with horror and inevitable feelings of failtasticality. Speaking of which, I have been volunteered to speak to Year 8 students about using a program I don't know to do web design, which I expect will go as well as your own presentation if I'm lucky.

    In other news: season seven trailer what? Must go now.

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    1. Oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! O.o That would be my worst nightmare. I'm sorry... I shall keep my fingers crossed that your presentations go better than mine!

      And YES. Have you not seen it? It's AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING. "Dinosaurs! On a SPACESHIP!!"

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  6. Presentations! Had one myself on Wednesday!

    $5 for witnesses? I didn't get that when I was summoned. Damn NSW!

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    1. Clearly you should move to Victoria, because you get money for going to court! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

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  7. Fcuk! Oh noes...that preso sounds sucky to the max and I'm sorry that you had to endure it. :-( Dammit!! If it's any consolation, it happens to all of us at some point, which of course you know. What's more, The Uni Powers That Be know that you're awesome and that this was one of those random crazy one-offs, so: bygones!

    Five bucks stapled?! Crazy jokester policeman?! "Don't blink"?! That last one especially...what exactly did he MEAN?

    xx

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    1. I don't know that our presentation counts for THAT much of our grade, so it shouldn't be a problem!! At least it was a group presentation, so I wasn't standing up there by myself being a million kinds of awkward.

      And as I said somewhere above, I think he meant "Don't blink or you'll miss the change in choreography", but I'm still not 100% sure!!
      xx

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  8. "Do you ever get the feeling that the universe is conspiring on you to make you seem much more awkward than you really are?"

    I don't know, I'm pretty damn awkward. I think the universe would have its work cut out for it.

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    1. I'm pretty awkward too. It just seems like in the past week, things have been conspiring to make it seem worse than it really is!

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  9. Except for the presentation part, all of this sounds really amusing to me. Does that make me a bad person? Whoops. Also, I LOVE THAT PICTURE OF PRINCE HARRY.

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    1. Nah, the policeman thing was pretty funny once I got over my initial panic attack. And YES - Prince Harry is my favourite for so many reasons. This gif is just another addition to the list.

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  10. I. LOVE. THE. WEEPING. CHERUB. BEST THING IN THE WORLD. IT'LL BE ALL CUTE AND SEEMINGLY HARMLESS AND THEN BAM.

    In other news: I so did that today. Had an informal presentation about William Glasser? Just blurted out random facts and let other people get the info out for me.

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    1. AWESOME. So glad I'm not alone. Also? One of my uni friends was telling me that his brother and his brother's best mate played a horrible trick on the brother's best mate's girlfriend. She had to drive past a cemetery every day that had weeping angel statues on the gate posts. Like, actual statues of angels that were weeping. And the brother and his best mate found out that the statues were only anchored in one place. So you could ROTATE THEM.

      So they snuck out there one night and turned them towards the road. Apparently the girlfriend nearly crashed the car she freaked out so hard.

      Conclusion: people are kind of evil.

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