Everything feels weird at the moment.
Today our english teacher never turned up for the lesson and most of the class were away on a school trip, so the remaining ten or so of us huddled up on a desk and spent the lesson singing Busted, trying on hats and wigs which the teacher has for some reason, reading poetry in different accents and discussing everyone who was away. Last year I barely knew a good half of my class and was friendly with about four people. This year is so different; there isn’t a single person in my teaching group who I don’t get on with and we have in jokes with different teachers and sometimes someone starts singing Hey There Delilah or Year 3000 and literally everyone joins in and it’s the coolest thing ever. I’m so much happier in most of my classes then I could have ever wished last year. Most of the teachers don’t hate me that much and pretend not to notice when people are on the phone booking concert tickets or chewing bubblegum or whatever.
Most of my friends are on a History trip to Belgium. On the day they were leaving at 6am I got up at 5am to go and say goodbye because I couldn’t sleep that night. I’ve got into a routine of getting into school, walking to different form rooms at different times in the morning to see particular people at particular times and then talking in the corridors with other people then walking to the canteen with a couple of friends to get a drink, then sprinting back to my form room for registration. I nearly always have someone to talk to, which is insane considering two years ago I literally didn’t have a single friend. So this part week it’s been lonely again and I can’t wait for monday and suffocating everyone with hugs.
I’ve also learnt that buying hair dye on ebay after eleven cups of coffee is never a good idea, and as a result my hair is a very cool and very unintentional mixture of orange, bright yellow, white and brown. I got the usual round of abuse from twats in my form (that is my form, not my teaching group) but I sort of like it. I’ve been dying my hair red/brown since year three and I’ve been pretty sick of it.
Tomorrow I’m working at the Salvation Army and this weekend I need to somehow learn like 20 minutes of French text off by heart which is such a joke and I’m putting it off as usual.