Tuesday, November 18
So much to say, so little coherence in writing it.
There's a shedload of random crap I want to write about, but I can't think where to start. How about first I say that TOMORROW is my birthday!!! Only less than 12 hours left of being a teenager. And yet I'm still a virgin. For fuck's sake.
What else? Well, I'm thinking of going on the march on Thursday, protesting against George Bush's visit to these fair shores. My only sticking point is that there is going to be an absolute shedload of anti-war demonstraters there, which I really can't be arsed to deal with. My own personal agenda for being anti-US is its hypocritical views / practises concerning free trade. It advocates the freeing up of developing countries' markets by removing all trade barriers, then promptly imposes ultra-high trade barriers for imports, in an effort to protect its own markets / industries. Basically, the consumer and the developing world lose, and the big corporations in the States win since their inefficient and useless industries are protected so much. Stupid fucking Yanks.
My Matrix obsession has died a death somewhat, after the extensive hours I spent last week reading every snippet of information that I could find about the films. Now I'm waiting for Return Of The King, but in no way in as obsessive a condition. 16th of December is the release date, I believe.
Yesterday was dominated by Championship Manager 4. We (me and 5 (!) of my housemates) have started a 6-player hotseat game, and it has quickly become an obsession. Unfortnately, the computer is in my bedroom, so my personal space in the house has become a very communal area. Ho hum. I can't wait to get back home and carry on playing!
What else? I bought a couple of new books yesterday. Damn my inability to walk past a bookshop without popping in and buying something. I bought Tell Me Lies, a collection of articles which show how the public was lied to by the US and UK governments, along with the mass-media, during the Iraq war. It should make for interesting reading. The second book was The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, an expose of the most recent US Presidential Election. You know, the one where the guy with less votes won, in the Greatest Democracy in the World (TM).
I should be doing some work for my Criminology tutorial tomorrow, but I'm really not in the mood. Meh.
And I still haven't got round to getting the internet sorted at home yet. Dammit. I fucking hate having to do everything online in one go whilst I'm at the library. Fuck's sake.
And that's it. That's my life for the past few days. Man, I suck.