Modern history was today. I had excellent dates learning with Sabrina, who made me learn all my Cold War dates on the bus, so when I got off, I felt smart. 🙂
The exam, which I have been dreading more than any other, was like this: 😀
As we went through the question paper to make sure everything was printed right, I noted the World War One section was on the Versailles treaty. We did the Versailles treaty in the trial. And when we got to the America question, I scanned for the word “conservatism”, just in case Ms Bresnehan had predicted right. AND SHE HAD!! IT WAS THERE IN PART (b), one essay I’d already done!!! And then we ended up at the Cold War, and there was DETENTE!! ANOTHER ESSAY I’VE ALREADY DONE!! So that was mad cool, all the people studying America that I could see were beaming and I was beaming. And I finished 5 minutes early, and so did my friend Aaron who was next to me, so we sat there and felt good about passing.
It feels so good to put all that stupid source analysis and essay technique and historiography behind me. I will, however, hold on to wonderfully useless details, like the fact that J Edgar Hoover was a mama’s boy; and in the early 1900’s a guy was pardoned from murder even though he’d shot a man, in front of witnesses, just because the guy yelled “to hell with the United States” in the street; and the name Deng Xiaoping; and women in england who worked in TNT factories were called canaries; and Franklin Roosevelt couldn’t walk; and lots of Mexicans were kicked out of America during the depression; and Gorbachev has a funny birthmark on his forehead.
Afterwards I had tasty lunch with Jon and Mysty. Jon was very subdued about Physics tomorrow. I can’t wait til he’s finished and he smiles a bit. But yeah, mysty and I had fun in Kino, where I read a whole postcard book and she stocked up on manga. And then I dragged her to the record shop, where I bought the real Oklahoma record for a dollar.
My record is fantastic because their voices are so much better than the random stage musical version that I already owned, as well as them including more funny dialogue and stuff in the songs. And they have the farmer and the cowman!!! Yay! All I need now is a DVD or something so I can actually watch it. Oh, how I long to go back in time a few years so I could see Hugh Jackman in the stageplay 😛
On the down side, there are scratches on the overture and people will say we’re in love. The latter I’m not so worried about cause it’s a cheesy song, but the scratch on the overture is a pity, because I like it, and now I can’t listen to it without it skipping half the track 😦 Alas.