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Matt
29 December 2009 @ 02:14 am
2009: The Year in Review

1. Where did you begin 2009? Wandering around Richmond with friends from High School

2. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before? Work on my Birthday

3. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? not applicaoble

4. Were you in school (anytime this year)? For Uni and for Work

5. Did anyone close to you give birth? No

6. Any new additions to your family? No

7. Anyone close to you die? Yes

8. Did you know anybody who got married? Yes

9. What countries did you visit? None this Year

10. How did you earn your money? being a Groundskeeper willy

11. Where did most of your money go? buying Doctor Who twice

12. Did you have any encounters with the police? Not yet

13. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? Permanent Job

14. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 29 of July, searching through Cassie's burnt down house

15. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Finishing uni

16. What was your biggest failure? being unable to change

17. Did you suffer illness or injury? nothing serious

18. Where did you go on holidays/vacation? Nowhere

19. What was the best thing you bought? The Beatles Rock Band

20. Whose behaviour merited celebration? All the people who helped Cassie out, and Alice fro keeping sane during the last 6 weeks of uni

21. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? All the people who whinged and moaned about Climate change not happening

22. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Graduating

23. Did you move anywhere? No, but I helped Cassie move

24. Where do you live now? Kurrajong/Cassie's House

25. What song will always remind you of 2009? Today - Smashing Pumpkins

26. Which celebrity did you fancy the most in 2009? still Scarlett Johansson

27. Compared to this time last year, are you:
A. Happier or sadder? happier
B. Thinner or fatter? fatter
C. Richer or poorer? richer

28. What do you wish you'd done more of? having fun

29. What do you wish you'd done less of? uni

30. How will you be spending Christmas? with family

31. What do you want for Christmas? not sure

32. Where are you spending New Year's, and with whom? At someone elses house with Cassie and her friends

33. What was your greatest musical discovery or rediscovery? Smashing Pumpkins

34. Did you fall in love in 2009? no

35. What did you want and get? Australia to qualify to the World Cup

36. What did you want and not get? Lotto win

37. What were your favourite films of this year? District 9 and Watchmen

38. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? mowed grass while turning 22

39. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Cassie's house not burning down

40. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? the same as usual

41. What kept you sane? Cassie, Alice and Bec

42. What political issue stirred you the most? Climate Change and the exsistence of State Governments

43. Whom did you miss? Lani and Taide

44. Who was the best new person you met? Dom

45. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009: I'll tell you 2
1 - "Under no circumstances should Graduation caps be thrown as they may result injury to various body parts, including eyes etc"
2 - Life's a bitch, then you die
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Matt
28 October 2009 @ 12:24 am
Am currently raging out at uni. More description will be provided at the end of the week if have not already been imprisoned.
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Current Mood: angryangry
Current Music: laptop hum
 
 
Matt
18 June 2009 @ 02:40 pm
Go here, for a fun little game

http://moppus.mybrute.com
 
 
Matt
12 November 2008 @ 09:37 pm
I have an assignment due on Friday, exams next week, work and soccer tomorrow but I can't find any motivation to do any of them. This semester sucks and after 10 weeks of Prac and 6 intense weeks of Uni, without a break, all I want to do is sleep and watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (damn David Tennant taunting me).

That's my whinge for the last 3 months.

In other news Melbourne was cool, driving there was not.
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Current Location: Cassie's Lounge Room
Current Music: Football Crowd
 
 
Matt
20 October 2008 @ 10:58 pm
Dear cassie_lee:
I don't really know how to tell you this, but you're a loser. I think I realized it that night in your closet and I saw you carved your initials into Donald Duck. I'm sure you're cowardly enough to understand how awful I've felt. I'm returning your ring to you, but I'll keep your suicide note as a memory. You should also know that I told in my confession today about a new life as a clone.
In pain,

Matt

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Dear (the last person who left a comment on your journal):
I don't really know how to tell you this, but ___1___. I think I realized it ___2___ ___3___ and I saw you ___4___ ___5___. I'm sure you're ___6___ enough to understand ___7___. I'm returning ___8___ to you, but I'll keep ___9___ as a memory. You should also know that I ___10___ ___11___ .
___12___,

-Your name-


1. What's the color of your shirt?
Blue - Our romance is over
Red - Our affair is over
White - I'll join the monastery
Black - I dislike you
Green - Our horoscope doesn't match
Grey - You're a pervert
Yellow - I'm selling myself
Pink - Your nostrils are insulting
Brown - The mafia wants you
No shirt - You're a loser
Other - I'm in love with your sister

2. Which is your birth month?
January - That night
February - Last year
March - When your dwarf bit me
April - When I tripped on sesame seeds
May - First of May
June - When you put cuffs on me
July - When I threw up
August - When I saw the shrunken head
September - When we skinny dipped
October - When I quoted Santa
November - When your dog ran amok
December - When I changed tennis shoes

3. Which food do you prefer?
Tacos - In your apartment
Pizza - In your camping car
Pasta - Outside of Chicago
Hamburgers - Under the bus
Salad - As you ate enchilada
Chicken - In your closet
Kabob - With Paris Hilton
Fish - In women's clothing
Sandwiches - At the Hare Krishna graduation
Lasagna - At the mental hospital
Hot dog - Under a state of trance
None of the above - With George Bush and his wife

4. What's the color of your socks?
Yellow - Hit on
Red - Insult
Black - Ignore
Blue - Knock out
Purple - Pour syrup on
White - Carve your initials into
Grey - Pull the clothes off
Brown - Put leeches on
Orange - Castrate
Pink - Pull the toupee off
Barefoot - Sit on
Other - Drive out

5. What's the color of your underwear?
Black - My best friend
White - My father
Grey - Bill Clinton
Brown - My fart balloon
Purple - My mustard soufflé
Red - Donald Duck
Blue - My avocado plant
Yellow - My penpal in Ghana
Orange - My Kid Rock-collection
Pink - Manchester United's goalkeeper
None - My John F. Kennedy-statue
Other - The crazy monk

6. What do you prefer to watch on TV?
Scrubs - Man
O.C. - Emotional
One Tree Hill - Open
Heroes - Frostbitten
Lost - High
House - Scarred
Simpsons - Cowardly
The news - Mongolic
Idol - Masochistic
Family Guy - Senile
Top Model - Middle-class
None of the above - Ashamed

7. Your mood right now?
Happy - How awful I've felt
Sad - How boring you are
Bored - That Santa doesn't exist
Angry - That your pimples are at the last stage
Depressed - That we're cousins
Excited - That there is no solution to this.
Nervous - The middle-east
Worried - That your Honda sucks
Apathetic - That I did a sex-change
Ashamed - That I'm allergic to your hamster
Cuddly - That I get turned on by garbage men
Overjoyous - That I'm open
Other - That Extreme Home Makeover sucks

8. What's the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White - Your ring
Yellow - Your love letters
Red - Your Darth Vader-poster
Black - Your tame stone
Blue - The couch cushions
Green - The pictures from LA
Orange - Your false teeth
Brown - Your contact book
Grey - Our matching snoopy-bibs
Purple - Your old lottery coupons
Pink - The cut toenails
Other - Your memories from the military service

9. The first letter of your first name?
A/B - Your photo
C/D - The oil stocks
E/F - Your neighbour Martin
G/H - My virginity
I/J - The results of your blood-sample
K/L - Your left ear
M/N - Your suicide note
O/P - My common sense
Q/R - Your mom
S/T - Your collection of butterflies
U/V - Your criminal record
W/X - David's tricot outfits
Y/Z - Your grades from college

10. The last letter in your last name?
A/B - Always will remember
C/D - Never will forget
E/F - Always wanted to break
G/H - Never openly mocked
I/J - Always have felt dirty before
K/L - Will tell the authorities about
M/N - Told in my confession today about
O/P - Was interviewed by the Times about
Q/R - Told my psychiatrist about
S/T - Get sick when I think of
U/V - Always will try to forget
W/X - Am better off without
Y/Z - Never liked

11. What do you prefer to drink?
Water- Our friendship
Beer - Senility
Soft drink - A new life as a clone
Soda - The incarnation as an eskimo
Milk - The apartment building
Wine - Cocaine abuse
Cider - A passionate interest for mice
Juice - Oprah Winfrey imitations
Mineral water - Embarrassing rash
Hot chocolate - Eggplant-fetishism
Whisky - To ruin the second world war
Other - To hate the Boston Celtics

12. To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Thailand - Warm regards
USA - Best regards
England - Good luck on your short-term leave from jail
Spain - Go and drown yourself
China - Disgusting regards
Germany - With ease
Japan - Go burn
Greece - Your everlasting enemy
Australia - Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt - Fuck off now
France - In pain
Other - Greetings to your freaky family
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Current Location: bed
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: S Club 7
 
 
 
Matt
25 August 2008 @ 11:25 pm
Stolen fro [Bad username: cassie_lee]

So here's how it works: open your choice of music player and put it on shuffle. Press play. For every situation, type the song that's on. And when you go to a new question press the next button. Ready? GO!

Opening credits: Anyone Else But You – Moldy Peaches
Waking up: Honey Don’t – The Beatles
Average day: Don’t Look Now – Creedence Clearwater Revival
First date: Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Falling in love: Ana’s Song – Silverchair
Fight scene: Under Your Spell – Cast of Buffy
Breaking up: Suffragette City – David Bowie
Getting back together: Luv Your Life - Silverchair
Secret Lover: Hey Jude – The Beatles
Life's okay: Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
Mental breakdown: Speed of Sound - Coldplay
Driving: The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Bob Dylan
Learning a lesson: Reflections Of A Sound – Silverchair
Deep In Thought: Sunsets – Powderfinger
Flashback: Dearest – Buddy Holly
Partying: Until The End Of The World – U2
Happy dance: Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
Regretting: Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith
Long night alone: Mrs Robinson – The Lemonheads
Death Scene: Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
End Credits: A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
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Matt
21 July 2008 @ 10:58 pm
Your day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all her words of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you

She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn't feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you

And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

You want her, you need her
And yet you don't believe her when she says her love is dead
You think she needs you

And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

You stay home, she goes out
She says that long ago she knew someone but now he's gone
She doesn't need him

Your day breaks, your mind aches
There will be times when all the things she said will fill your head
You won't forget her

And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years
 
 
Matt
16 June 2008 @ 10:03 pm
This is the name of my new car, unless I can think of a better name or my new car finds a way to look less gay.
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Current Location: Cassie's Lounge Room
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Skins
 
 
Matt
03 June 2008 @ 11:53 am

Early Silverchair = angry.
Powderfinger's Odyssey Number 5 = sad
Pinkfloyd's The Wall = Pinkfloyd
Crowded House = Awesome
The Beatles = the greatest

I am quite bored and cold. I should really be studying but it is too depressing, that's why I am listening to Frogstomp.


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Current Location: bed
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Current Music: Silverchair - Tomorrow
 
 
Matt
13 May 2008 @ 08:07 pm
Have been sick with something for the last week and a bit. Was crook on Free Comic book day, had all of last week off Uni as well as today and missed soccer on Sunday. One of my doctors thinks I might have German Measles so I have to go back to the doctors on Thursday to get my blood test results back. Free Comic book day was good and I bought 3 more Ultimate X-Men comics and Kingdom Hearts: Chains of Memories. It was a pretty good haul overall and now I wants more.

In other news I have become addicted to Kim Possible and have been watching it on Foxtel with Cassie and David. The show is hilarious and I swear most of the jokes are lost on most kids who watch it. I have tried looking for it on DVD but can't find it any where, stupid Disney.

Ah well back to Bondi Rescue.

P.S. Season 2 of Skins starts on Monday for those who are into that kind of thing.
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Current Location: Lounge Room
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Matt
08 May 2008 @ 08:11 pm
I have noticed that a the last couple of entries I have made are about assignments that are due within days, which I have done little work on.

Well this is the same situation yet again.
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Current Location: home
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: television
 
 
Matt
01 May 2008 @ 04:54 pm
I hate the cold and the rain
 
 
Matt
23 April 2008 @ 12:31 am
History assignment (due Thursday) = 1500 words

Matt has written = 252 words (12:31 am Wednesday)
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Current Location: bed
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Octopuses Garden - The Beatles
 
 
Matt
29 March 2008 @ 02:40 pm
I have two essays due next Friday. Both of them are discussion papers, where you have to consider two sides of an argument and assess both of them, unfortunately from what I can understand neither essay provides a question or statement that has two arguments.

Here is the question for Multilitertacies:

Essay 1 - Contrast the traditional and contemporary notions of literacy in terms of society’s idea of what it meant to be literate, and the literacy skills required to function within respective cultures. Finally argue what has caused the move from literacy to literacies.

There is no statement or argument being presented in this question. You can not identify an issue and then assess arguments for and against the issue BECAUSE THERE IS NO ISSUE. A better question would have been -

Contemporary notions of literacy are more relevant to teaching than traditional notions of literacy. Consider the social context of each notion of literacy and explain how this may affect its relevancy.

This question, at the very least, creates an issue and lets you consider two sides of an argument.

Here is the question for Emerging Literacy:

Question 3 - Children learn literacy through active engagement with books and writing opportunities.

This question does raise an issue about how children learn literacy and you can identify sides to the point, but here is my argument against why it is a stupid question. There is no one in the world, NO ONE, who would say that children don't obtain literacy skills through by not engaging with books or participating in writing. Even in the 18th century children used books and had to practice writing to become literate. So in conclusion it is impossible to assess two sides of this issue because it impossible to find any research that says children can learn literacy by not engaging with books or writing opportunities.

What annoys me most about stupid questions like these is that I pay $5000 a year to write an essay on them. It just doesn't make sense.
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Current Location: Cassie's Dad's
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: The clenching of fists
 
 
Matt
21 February 2008 @ 06:23 pm
My tickets for the A-League Grand Final still haven't arrived and there is only one day left for them to get here. If they aren't here tomorrow someone from their customer service desk is going to get the crap abused out of them.
 
 
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: News
 
 
 
Matt
20 February 2008 @ 03:07 pm
I discovered today that I start uni again next week. Shit hey!

The uni still hasn't sorted out our timetables, which I need to sort out when I can work at my new job (a teachers aid at Bligh Park). I also told them that we usually don't start uni until the start of March, but apparently we start a few weeks earlier. I have the feeling that I'm going to have to go to uni 4 days a week (mainly because I haven't received a terribly shit timetable yet) which means that I cant work at Bligh Park because I won't be able to earn enough money.

Now to go and see if my Timetable has been posted
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Current Music: ps2
 
 
Matt
14 February 2008 @ 09:27 pm
Should I play hockey or soccer this year? Thoughts please.

In other news cassie_lee's little brother is being a little shit and is about to have a ball thrown at his head.
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Current Location: The Lounge
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Current Music: Wild Thing - The Muppets
 
 
Matt
20 January 2008 @ 10:10 am
Just an entry to catch everyone up with what has happened since Christmas Eve.

Christmas was spent at several houses - Cassie's mum's, my house and my cousin's house on Christmas Day and at Cassie's uncles house in Canberra on Boxing Day. All in all these events were largely Christmassy and full of merriment, cheer and Christmas crackers.

Cassie and I then spent several days at divine_evil's house using it as a base to visit Canberra's most famous monuments, Questacon and Cockington Green. It was also a chance to catch up with Stacey, although she had to work so we didn't get to see her that much which was :(. We also had dinner breakfast with one of Stacey's friends who was pretty cool.

We got back around New Year's Eve and promptly spent time lounging around in laziness, mainly watching cricket and playing Playstation, and being trapped inside by the rainy weather (that's my excuse anyway).

The second week of January was spent camping up at Coffs Harbour with my family and some family friends which was good. It was the first time I've been up in four years and it was really good. It wasn't particularly sunny or dry but on the days that it was we went to the beach which was fantastic.

Last night was Lani's (my best friend from highschool) and Morgan's (a guy from highschool who may or may not be gay) 21st and it was good to catch up with people from highschool that I haven't spoken to for a long time. We spent most teh night talking to Tina and lil' Julie (who was particularly drunk - much to Tina's amusement). The open bar was taken advantage of and some extremely poor pool was played by myself and Tina. The highlight of the night was to running into a group of people I went to primary school with and talking to them tourist attractions they could visit in Europe.

Today me and Cassie are going to Chris's for a family luncheon so i better go get ready.

Any way that's all there is, ther isn't anymore.
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Current Location: Bed
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Current Music: Cicadas
 
 
Matt
24 December 2007 @ 04:52 pm
The elves are coming!!!
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Current Music: airplane radio
 
 
Matt
04 November 2007 @ 11:38 pm
Have all but finished uni for the year, only exams to go, so fingers crossed. Have got barely any assignments back which is bullshit really, though I did get a distinction in Children's Literacy. That's the highest mark I've heard so far so pretty happy.

Am job hunting at the moment, applied for a job at the tax office entering tax returns into a computer and another job at Dick Smith's at Penrith. If anyone out there knows of any jobs that are available, give me a yell, coz yeah need the work.

In other news I haven't won lotto or travelled to Jupiter so two of my life dreams remain unfulfilled, yet Christmas is upon us again. However, as cassie_lee is fantastically organised, she has made a list that will help buy presents and save me the agony of trying to find things the night before :)

Anyway that's all there is, there isn't anymore.
 
 
Current Location: bed
Current Music: dvd commentary
 
 
 
Matt
20 October 2007 @ 02:16 pm
I am watching the Fiddler on the Roof, the Winmalee High School production. Good spotlighting Jarrah and Tegan, top prop work Cassie, and what fantastic portrayal of a dodgy Russian Trystan. To Bunty and Stacey, you are lazy, lazy bums but I still love you.

And Cassie is moving.
 
 
Current Location: Cassie's
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: If I Were a Rich Man - Maximillian Raphael Paul
 
 
Matt
08 October 2007 @ 04:43 pm
Damn children's literature. So far I've written 300 words in 3 weeks for a 1500 word essay due on Friday. I have 2 other assignments due on Friday, one which may be finished and another that is yet to be started.

I don't even know why children need to read anyway. Surely in the future they will just have microchips in their head that read for them.
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Current Location: home
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: hair being ripped from skull
 
 
Matt
03 October 2007 @ 04:27 pm
Wobsicles

Been watching Tru Calling, I don't know why they cancelled a show that was increasing its ratings for a show that was cancelled after 10 episodes, but then again it is FOX.
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Current Location: home
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: taps
 
 
Matt
23 August 2007 @ 09:34 pm
The other day I had the strangest dream.


The dream started as a school excursion with Cassie, Bunty, and Bizzy. Soon enough Ginny Weasely showed up and as she is my Harry Potter crush I tried continually to talk to her. However my efforts were continually thwarted by a teacher, who insisted that I “should learn to tie my shoelaces before I consider courting the young lady”.

At some point in the excursion Voldemort (looking like Brad Pitt from Troy, but without the muscles) showed up. We ran off and the next thing I know I am in hiding I giant fortress/bunker in the middle of a city with James Bond trying to learn how to Japapparte. That’s right Japparate, (I never found out exactly what it was but I can only assume it was like Apparating, except with anime).

Because I was hiding, Voldemort went after my friends to find out where I was. Eventually he found Ralph Wiggum hiding at the top of a clock tower. After being threatened by Voldemort Ralph managed to escape when his pet dragon/pokemon (think Pikachu with dragon wings) vomited all over Voldemort, and he flew to my fortress holding the feet of his dragon/pokemon.

This however led Voldemort straight to the fortress, where he captured Ron by tying him up with giant hands. To save Ron I had to face Voldemort in a duel but I managed to defeat him by standing side on to Voldemort’s spells (apparently this makes you impossible to hit) before kneeing the last spell (Arvarda Kerdavra) back towards Voldemort.

Freeing Ron we made a crazy dash around the passageways of the fortress, closely followed by an extremely calm yet murderous Voldemort. Eventually Ron, the twins – who looked like Travis and Jaren – Hermione, Ginny and myself were cornered into a room by Voldemort but succeeded in keeping him out by pushing on the door. Voldemort, unable to think of anyway to get past a blocked door Voldemort just put his wand through the gap where it was grabbed by Ginny and snapped in half. He continued to do this seven more times, each time his wand continued to look more and more like lead pencil, and Ginny continued to snap them. After all his wands ran out Voldemort gave up and decided to go home but not until he danced like Cat from Red Dwarf to David Bowie’s ‘Little China Girl’.


After all this I was about to kiss Ginny when the teacher turned up and yelled that I “still hadn’t done my bloody shoelaces up and at this rate would never get a job.”
 
 
Current Location: bed
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: You can't always get what you want - Rolling Stones
 
 
Matt
22 July 2007 @ 10:36 pm
I think this man needs to referee everything




:-)
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Current Location: Cass' Mum's
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Current Music: You Tube