Friday, December 09, 2005

Pondering...

Today was... interesting. Very sad to discover that my DVD 'A walk to remember' won't actually arrive until next week at the earliest (Dad told me it should be here yesterday...) but nevermind. Hopefully will be here before my birthday. My birthday is a week from tomorrow!! :D hehe. I'll be the same age as everyone else was in my year at the beginning of Sept! lol.

Today was ok, English was very interesting and amusing. It went from a discussion on Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragettes to 'Samuel is sexist' and back and forth, very amusing due to Samuel digging a hole for himself saying things like 'Boys naturally like football and girls naturally like dance, although I like dance'; this led to comments such as 'oh, so are you saying you're unnatural?' and such. It was rather sexist, Tannya made the point of 'just because it's less common doesn't mean it's unnatural' and Tannya doesn't like dance and likes football so there you go. Later on she told me the example she was going to say but never got the chance to, this was that just because there are more white people than black in Britain doesn't mean being black is unnatural. I think this is a fair point. Well there were some good arguments though I'm not sure what I'm going to write for the homework about my views on men and women and their roles and stuff... will need to think.

Maths was also amusing. Explaining inequalities, Sir said 'Once you've seen one, you've seen them all' and I'm sure you can imagine what sort of reaction this got from a class full of teenagers. Anyway...

Need a good book to read... hmm... I've got my Art mock paper and I'm going to do the art based on 'Identity', it should be interesting. First thing I thought of was a self-portrait about my identity and stuff. Miss gave me some ideas of artists to look at if I want to do that sort of thing - Frida Kahlo and Maggie Hambling so I've got to look them up. Have viewed some of Frida Kahlo's stuff, self-portrait paintings with identity stuff throughout, so yeah. Will do some research and stuff over the weekend...

Christmas is coming up! Will have to finish writing Christmas cards and getting prezzies soon... Have some pondering to do yet.

3 comments:

ski said...

pressies 4 me!!!
i got ur bday nd getting your xmas on sat with most other peoples

Hazelnut said...

yay! :). Will give you your prezzie next week sometime... have already wrapped it and Tannya's and Kat's. Yeah. Will bring them in...

Sparkle said...

Hee hee I have 4 presents in my room waiting for you hee hee hee not all for Christmas though ...

(not actually Sparkle)