Monday, November 12, 2007

Beaver awards and welcome winter!

Yesterday I was in awards of Beaver. A rip off from the Kangaroo(a math contest, for those who don't know). So Beaver is an IT contest, with LOGO, MS Excel and some other comon non-IT-guy problems. Of course there are some problems which are actually related to computers, but... Anyways, this year I was 5th in Lithuania (3 guys including my classmate being 1st, one guy being 4th and me and some other guy being 5th) in 12th class level. When teacher asked me why did my classmate get a higher score than me, I just simply answered that "He misslooked one of my answers". Of course it's a joke, because the guy surely knows his computing(a Gentoo user, now hacking and studying his Cisco router to get a CCNA). So me, him, one other classmate who was 10th in 12th class level and a 11th class student who was 12th, went to awards in Vilnius . Well, it was a free trip and free food along with free "Stardust" movie was offered. However I can say, that the movie sucks. Is it a fairy tale? If yes then why the leading pirate is gay? And if it's not a fairy tale, than what the f*** is it? It was the first movie during which I slept. My classmate had to wake me up because I was snorring. Anyways, the trip went fine, and when we came home we found at least 5cm (2 inches) layer of snow everywhere. The winter has come and it's more fun to look at everything around being white instead of rainy greyness.

The end of this worthless blog post about my Saturday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stardust is based on a book by Neil Gaiman; as far as I can tell, it's not so much a fairy tale as... a bit of a spoof on your traditional fairy tale. The movie changed a number of elements though... among other things, it gave the story a happy instead of a bittersweet/sad ending. In some ways, I think the world bears a lot of resemblance to Garth Nix's Sabriel, where a wall separates a world of "magic" (or just... 'different physics') and a world of science as we know it.

Some of Neil Gaiman's other works are much better; you should check out Good Omens, a hilarious book written in collaboration with Terry Prachett. Terry Prachett's Discworld series are also great for a light satire of our own world, but set in another universe.