Mood: Daily Needs
I've got two English projects due in on the 4th of November, and I have next to no idea on what I'm actually going to write about. My teacher was helpful enough to give me some ideas, but knowing me all I'll do is stare at my monitor with Open Office open and my brain going blank like it usually does whenever I try and do English independent study.
Not to worry, I've got plenty of time! I'll be telling myself on the day before it's due in when I'm shamelessly watching anime and trying not to think about how much of a disaster this has all been.
I tried to do some work on it today, because on Thursdays me and some friends get together in college to study only all we do is chat and have a laugh while hardly working. But actually, I don't mind that at all because I worry sometimes that I don't see enough friends. This one guy always buys Maryland cookies and Haribo and doesn't mind us having any, and I'm always sat next to one of my oldest friends who I've known long enough to have inside-jokes with and who's sense of humor is as rude and blunt as mine is and we have a nice time. But unlike last week, I actually got some work done. Maybe I'm actually getting the hang of multi-tasking?
Mind you, most of the work that I did was for the college's creative writing club, and not studying.
I joined the creative writing club, even though it happens at the same time as anime club thanks to the teacher who runs it who's kindly offered to read out what I've written in the meetings, and to tell me what theme has been chosen. This fortnight's theme is halloween so I put together a short monologue about why you shouldn't fear death, but instead you should fear your last moments before you die when you're at the peak of pain and your brain a wash of regrets and thoughts of loose ends. Maybe I should post it here sometime.
But I had to leave college at lunch because I had some errands to run. Namely going to the town library to get a travel guide to Berlin and maybe a German phrase book, because I'm going to Berlin for a few days next week.
I hadn't been to that library for quite a few years, and was a little pleasantly surprised on how many people were there. I sometimes hear about how libraries could be dying out, but the place seemed pretty busy to me. I just wish Blockbuster could have had as many visitors in this day and age.
Once in 2008 I went to find a travel guide to Portugal (that ended up containing minimal information on the part of Portugal we were going to) so I looked in that general area and found nothing I was looking for. Instead I saw a section on learning languages, and felt sad. I was reminded of the torturous French and German lessons and how I just couldn't understand it, even though I hate knowing only one language.
Never mind though, I found a guidebook for Berlin and when I went to get it out I realized I'd lost my library card but had another form of ID on me so the librarian used that instead. That's when she found out that I still owe the library £13 from 2009 that I hadn't paid for. Shit, I can't believe I'd forgotten about that! Come to think of it, maybe that's why I hadn't gone to the library for so many years.