But more important than all that..... oh actually. I have to talk about the huge conveyor belts at the racecourse first. Oh, and the piano tuner last night. Hmm. The piano tuner can wait until after I see Kill Bill Vol 2. But the other stuff I have to say because it's part of the odd story.
When I first started at uni there was a girl in my maths lecture who I thought was cute. And in the first lecture she just spontaneously started talking to me, which is unusual, but great. We never actually sat together, but we were friendly to each other. Then she started sitting with some other people. Every now and again I see her and I think "Oh she's cute, and seems nice and gentle."
This morning while we were waiting for the exam to start I went exploring, as you do. I had wanted to investigate the humungous "upward movators" they have there, to get people to the top floor of the stands. So I went up it, and it was pretty tops. It took forever, but was definitely worthwhile. Good view, and the rollers felt nice on your feet, wobbling them up and down. So that was pretty good. Then on the way down I saw this girl waiting on the balcony of the upper-tea house by herself. I thought I should go and talk to her, because she didn't have anyone else to talk to, but I didn't. I think she was gone by the time I arrived anyway.
Then in the exam she was sitting close to me, and I think was looking at me for a little while, until I looked at her. Then she stopped. I thought "I should go and talk to her", but I didn't.
After the economics exam we ended up walking out of the racecourse in the same direction, both by ourselves. I thought "I should go and talk to her", but as you can probably guess, I didn't.
I had three hours, so I walked and walked around. Eventually I stopped at the Kenso Cafe, ordered a coffee and read my book. I was there for an hour or something probably, but when I got up I realised that she'd come in and was sitting with her friend on the other side of the door. I kind of intended to talk to her, because it was funny that she'd gone to the same cafe. But for some reason, I didn't. I left, and even had to go back again for my jacket, but still didn't talk to her.
I walked back for the next exam, and we both sat in the same seats. We did the exam and I chatted to some other people afterwards, but not to her. Then, as we were all leaving she walked past, and I asked her something. She ended up catching our (I'd met another guy from my accounting lecture by then) bus, and we had a friendly nice, short, superficial conversation about matrices and exam techniques. The weirdest thing is, she actually started a conversation, which never, ever happens at university. No one ever starts conversations. Plently of people end mine once I've started them, but they never start them. Except for Ali, and a couple of people I know.
So that was all funny, but I probably only think so because I think she's cute and nice. To everyone else it's probably no more exciting than going up (or down) a standard-sized, boring upwards movator.
That ended up being long, and now I'll be late for my film.