I nearly stayed awake and paid attention to the WHOLE sermon at church today! However, it was not to be. The topic was achieving goals…with God’s help of course. I was listening as hard as I could, but towards the end of it my mind drifted off, and usually when that happens, I fall asleep. So, just like all the past Sundays at church, I fell asleep. After the service, Aunty Helen (church chairperson) gave me some Chinese music to learn in under two weeks. She gave me three copies of a solo and a duet, so I assume that she is expecting me to rewrite the music for an accordion trio, but the music is good enough as it is so I’ll probably play the solo while Aonghas and Hamish play the duet. This will be a first, because usually I’m involved with the duets. At least this gives Aonghas and Hamish a good chance to work things out together without me!
For most part of the rest of the day I helped my mum wash the other side of the house. It was definitely shinier after! Using the water blaster on the house was fun, but I think it might’ve been a bit too strong, as paint started peeling off. Now the windowsills of our house have a Hillbilly touch to it – cracks in the wood with paint peeled off. Generally our house is like that. I would describe it like a dump. There is still a hole in the side of the wall of the conservatory from several years ago when I rode a bike with back pedal brakes for the first time…
Hamish got a brand new blue two-wheel Mickey Mouse bike! It was a lot bigger and better than my pinkie-white bicycle with the trainer-wheels still attached to the sides! I wanted to give it a try! I hopped on and began cycling down the driveway. I was moving faster and faster but I had no idea how to stop! There was only one brake on the right handle presumably for the front tyre, but no brake for the back tyre. I had forgotten I had to pedal backwards to stop that tyre! Because I had been taught to always stop the rear tyre first, I had no idea how to stop! I took a turn off the driveway onto the front lawn, and kept turning right, until CRASH!! I hit the house and made a big hole in the conservatory wall. I was worried all night the conservatory would collapse. My dad reassured me though:
“The conservatory may sink, but you’ll be safe here in the bathroom!”
The conservatory has been standing to this very day, and continues to do so, while the hole hasn’t been touched since (really because no one has been bothered to do anything about it!)
Tonight I had a real tough time with girls. Chen started a conversation with Zippo by:
“So I heard that everything Calum said about you is true?”
Zippo demanded to know what I told Chen, and when I first heard this I had no idea what was going on. She began accusing me of backstabbing her and so on. When I asked Chen to clarify what was going on, he told me it was a conversation starter. I relayed this back to Zippo, but she wouldn’t have a bar of it, and right up until she went offline she was annoyed with me and I have no idea why!
Then there was Diane’s case, which is mentioned two posts ago. Diane told me she was only joking and didn’t mean anything when she said it, but when I asked Zippo (before she got angry at me) what she thought about it, she definitely thought it meant that I was ugly. So the tally is now III three people think I’m ugly and I’m sure there are many more out there but that doesn’t really concern me anymore, as I’m used to it. As Chen said to me:
“It’s better to be ugly than stupid”
And then there was the matter of one of my friend’s gaffes. I promised to my friends I wouldn’t say anything about it, but once it all dies down I’ll write something about it. Anyway my friend demanded to know who told me about the embarrassing thing she said, and then who told the person who told me. After resisting the pressure, I just let it all out. I think it took them maybe over ten minutes to get it all out of me, maybe a record?
Boy wasn’t that a hard day’s work?