Monday, January 31, 2011

because i am that cool

One, I have successfully posted at least once a day for a full year (aside from once during the music trip where I did a prescheduled post and two guest posts from the EGE when he saved my ass).

And two, I was a big girl and emailed a college about questions I couldn't find answers to, and they responded to me. The basic gist of what the answer was was that I can basically make what I want to do work, and that I just need to talk with my academic adviser when I get to college to sort stuff out. I wanted to try a double major and possibly a double minor, and it's all very doable, they just usually have people wait 'til their 2nd year to start doubling.

New semester started today. Nothing new, really, except I remembered again why I don't like English class. For starters, everything I think in that class is wrong by default, because even though a lot of the crap is up to interpretation, my interpretation is always wrong. And when I do have something somewhat valuable to contribute, it's either unpopular to my classmates, or it's something that someone else says before me. Especially the EGE. He does this all the time. I don't know if our brains are just wired the same way (bahahaha yeah right), but a lot of our views on things are the same, and he usually gets to stuff before me, and when he doesn't, it just looks like I can't think for myself 'cause we have the same ideas.

Plus we're doing Brit lit this year, and I was just counting on it being horribly boring (like American lit last year), but we got stuff to read about Anglo-Saxon history and that side of the English language and it's honestly pretty cool. I guess it's like the whole Viking thing: if I'm going to do history, I want to go way back, where stuff was completely different.

And because it's going to snow yet again tomorrow, I'm gonna go to bed and not get up. This is really getting old. We've already had to cancel the winter drama production (and band concert), and by the end of this we won't have any February or April Breaks left.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

joining the ranks

As dorky as it sounds, I kinda feel special to know that a new country was formed during my knowledgeable lifetime. Over 99% of Southern Sudanese voters voted for sovereignty, and the territory will declare its independence from the rest of Sudan in July.

The past year or so, I've been kinda fascinated by sovereignty and all the little areas around the world like Abkhasia and South Ossetia and Kosovo and such. I'm not sure why, maybe it's the uniqueness of being a quasi-country or whatever, maybe it's the whole culture thing, maybe it's just because I'm weird and like learning about countries. But I think stuff like this is pretty cool.


On an unrelated note, I apologize for the short nothing-posts lately, but I haven't had much to say. New semester starts tomorrow, but the only thing that'll really change is the fact that I have English and study hall instead of gov, public speaking and drama, since I still have journalism, band and calc.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

query

Is it bad that I went into the WikiQuote page for SpongeBob to look up a quote, and I wind up recognizing most of the quotes from the older seasons? Just wondering.

"We can do this the hard way or the easy way. Or the medium way. Or the semi-medium easy hard way."

Friday, January 28, 2011

just kidding

I was stuck on something to post about earlier, so I consulted the EGE, who led me to the Wikipedia "Unusual Articles" page and after that is history because I got so distracted by it that I didn't bother to post earlier.

I still don't have anything to post about, but I'll give you the link to the page.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

relabeling

Yeah, I know, that's not a word. I had been meaning to consolidate my labels for a while 'cause, well, I just had too many.

So all of my music/movies/comics/food/etc. stuff is lumped under "entertainment of sorts", anything pertaining to any of my 5 is now under "my 5", other sports like football and such are under "other sports"... you know, obvious stuff like that. If you can't find something based on the label, you can always use the search bar.

Hope this makes life (at least in terms of reading DL) a little more organized.

(And I really shouldn't abbreviate Divided Loyalty as DL 'cause then I read it as Disabled List. Though, considering how often I get injured, not to mention any of my 5, that would be a fitting name...)

four-day weekend

I'm kinda glad I get a four-day weekend before the start of the new semester, not exactly happy why I have it or what it'll do to the rest of the year. This is just way too much snow for the area. Driving in it sucks majorly. And if they wind up having to push graduation back, I have to cancel my vacation to Disney. And I really don't want to do that. At this point, screw anyone who is leaving for February Break (this is the first year we've ever had one in the district so it shouldn't be a problem to take it away), take days out of that or even April Break (since no one in sports can leave anyway) before moving graduation.

On a completely unrelated note, I discovered yesterday that Gmail has a feature that it can connect to either your browser (I use Flock) or your desktop to tell you when you get an email or chat thing. I know, desktop email managers do the email thing, but I think it's pretty cool, since often times I'll be working on something in either a different tab on Flock or working on a document and completely miss that someone is trying to talk to me online.

And I'm still not sure how my flan is going to taste. I spent over an hour and a half stirring the damn sugar for the caramel and it wouldn't turn brown or the right consistency (if it got too hard, I'd add ever the slightest amount of water, but then it'd be too soupy so I'd let it cook off and then all of a sudden it'd be too hard again even though I was watching and stirring it the entire time), so I kinda just threw it in the bowl, poured the custard stuff over it, baked it and hoped for the best.

And I'm kinda hungry now...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

per request

AAAAAAUUUUUUUGHHHGHHGHHGHGH.

(That was the scream I promised if there was anymore snow this year. We're s'posed to get another foot with this storm.)

Seriously, this is getting really old. I know we pissed and moaned last year about there not being hardly any snow days, but this is ridiculous. "Global warming" my ass, I don't remember the last time we didn't have snow cover.

Anyway. Done with first semester stuffs. Exam wasn't too bad. Now I get to focus on scholarship stuff 'til the semester starts... yay...

And I wanted to bake some more shortbread cookies but Mom wouldn't let me stop at the grocery store on the way home. Granted, I'm kinda glad she did that 'cause the roads are majorly sucky (I don't even think our road has been plowed yet), but I needed butter. I guess I'll start some flan instead, and that takes two days so I can work on it tomorrow too (yay make-up day/no first block exam).

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

one down

Took my calc midterm today. I wigged out a little at first 'cause I wasn't sure what to do for quite a few of them (the last problem didn't dawn on me 'til about 2 minutes before the end of the testing period), and I kinda BSed some of the justifications, but like I said yesterday, I have to get at least a 70 on this to have an A in the class, and while I know I didn't get an A, I'm pretty sure I got over a 70 (I certainly hope I got over a 70...).

I really hope it doesn't snow, 'cause if it does, I have to take the bus in, and then because my gov exam is during the 2nd testing period, I'd be sitting at school for 2 and a half hours doing absolutely nothing... ok I'd be studying, but I'd be bored as all get-up. And I reeeeeally just want to get it done and over with.

Besides, we had a lot of surprise snow today, including a 90-minute delay (which pushed 1st block exams to Thursday but I already did my journalism essay so it didn't affect me), my car fishtailing almost the entire way down my road this morning and me not even trying to go home this afternoon 'cause the roads were that bad (I ended up parking down at the church my neighbor used to preach at and the EGE brought me up to his house to hang out 'til the roads cleared).

Basically, if it snows any more this year, I'm going to scream.

Monday, January 24, 2011

give and take

I finally gave in and went to the doctor for my sore throat. Good news is that I don't have strep and therefore don't need to be in quarantine during finals. Bad news is that it's just some funky virus thing and therefore has no cure. So basically I have to wait it out, hope it clears up on its own and go back in a week if it doesn't, because there's not a damn thing I can do about it in the meantime (except maybe take a vow of silence 'til Friday, which is what one of my coaches jokingly suggested). Not quite the way I wanted it to end, but at least it's not strep. Strep sucks. Especially during finals, like what happened freshman year.

While I'm thinking back to those vintage DL posts, why didn't anyone tell me how horribly my blogging was? I mean, seriously. That's just atrocious. I'm not even talking the capitalization bit.

I got a 93 on my public speaking final, which is awesome, except for the fact that the part I got points off on was the public speaking part of the presentation...
(I have a bad habit of getting colloquial and casual when I get nervous because it calms me down, so I wind up resorting to typical teenage pronunciation, like "wanna" and "gonna" and "ta". I don't do it intentionally, it just happens.)

So...yeah. Calc final tomorrow, gov final Wednesday (and then I'm out of that hellhole forever! Woo!), then a day off, then the new semester.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

the sooner, the better

I just want finals to be over. The longer I wait for my calc final, the more I freak out and don't think I'm going to do well, and this is 20% of my semester grade so not doing well isn't an option (then again, as long as I get a 70 on the exam, I'll still have an A-...). But seriously. Not doing well isn't an option. And gov... I just want that class to be over. I can handle the material being a little dry, but I hate my class and I want to get away from them as soon as possible.

Uuuugh. I want finals to be over. I want college to be paid for. I want to be able to make my own decisions without getting my head ripped off for wanting to do something different. And I want my sore throat/strep/whatever to go away. Is that too much to ask?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

thanks a lot

I went to a local softball conventiony thing, and I learned a lot, too much to write about here and now. But do you know what the overlying theme of what I learned today was? Everything the varsity coaches told us to do is wrong.

Yeah. Thanks for nothing, guys. Maybe that's why I was good at hitting last year, 'cause you guys didn't do hitting practice with us and our coaches just kinda sorta let us do our own thing.

Oh well. I'm not gonna say anything else about it. It's too late at this point, both in my career and time right now. Plus I have a sore throat to nurse. It might be strep, I've had it for about a week, but it's finals and I refuse to see a doctor til after finals because I am not coming in on make-up day because I had to be in quarantine on an exam day.
(Besides, I've already given it to everyone anyway :) )

Friday, January 21, 2011

enough is enough

I know I was pissing and moaning when our town would be the only one in the area that wouldn't close for snow, and that we only had one snow day all year, but I think that four snow days in two weeks is a little excessive. Especially when it was only snowy 'til about 11 this morning and sunny the rest of the day.

Oh well. It gave me time to work on the craptastic journalism laptop I borrowed so I fool around some on InDesign. Because I am just that cool.

Also, I know I said I'd try to do the obnoxious fangirl thing with my 5 but I saw something on the Royals' front office blog on MLBlogs and Alex seriously needs a shave. I think he picked up the whole neck beard hairiness thing from Dan Haren or Jayson Werth or something...
(from Around the Horn in KC)
A little facial hair is ok, and I understand that, being a Nebraska native and all, he's probably used to the cold, but come on.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

yet again

More snow coming. Oy vey. I have stuff to keep me entertained tomorrow, but I know that if I plan for a snow day, it won't come. Oh well.

'Tis all for now.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

you just know

You know something is wrong when high schoolers actually want to go back to school. Like I mentioned in a previous post, last week and this week went/are going like this: two days of school, two snow days, one day of school, 3-day weekend, snow day, 90-minute delay this morning, one day of school, one half day, 2-day weekend, one half day and one day off. That's 4 normal days of school out of 14. That's messed up.

Not to mention that I have my calc midterm on Friday :P
EDIT, 3:38pm: Just kidding, it got moved to Monday. But it's s'posed to snow again on Friday (fancy that), so it'll probably get moved to Tuesday

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

science versus art

I've come to the conclusion that I can bake but not cook because baking is a science and cooking is an art. The only way to screw up baking is to not read the recipe properly, in which case it's your fault, but it is so easy to screw up cooking, as I have found out.

I can also apply this to math. Sure, I can make my way through it, but it's not fun for me. I don't see math as an art (a point of contention between me and the EGE, among other things), which might be why I don't enjoy it. I like doing my baseball/softball stats (the basic ones that I can do on Excel), and the part of Chapter 6 dealing with exponential growth/decay/Newton's law of cooling/compound interest, because all of it has a practical use.

The way I see it, science is where you're either right or wrong, whether that takes a lot of thought and work or is something completely obvious. Art, though, has no defined right or wrong, therefore by default, everything I do in it might as well be wrong. Kinda like English class.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy art. I was in art club in middle school, and I even designed the back of a t-shirt for a community event. But I'm not any good at art, which in turn kinda makes it not always fun.

Something I'll have to work at, I guess

Monday, January 17, 2011

a's and f's

A regular feature in our school newsmagazine, but I'm applying it to various things I've accomplished lately.

An A going out, well, not to me but more to the EGE and a few of our other drama friends for helping me sort out the casting issue. I just need final approval from the writer of my play (since when I tried to explain it, I of course made it seem a lot worse than it actually was), and then I need to let our director know what's going on. So thanks guys for that.

The F goes to my cooking. I tried being all cool and making this "vaca frita" recipe from that cookbook I got out of the library, and it was going all well 'til we sat down and found out I used a little too much salt in the seasoning. I had looked at the recipe and thought that 2 teaspoons of salt was a little excessive, but I followed the recipe anyway, and it came back to bite me in the butt. And my sister decided to call me out on it about every 3 minutes during dinner. Needless to say I am not trying an entrée anytime soon. I'll stick to cookies (like the Scottish shortbread I'm planning to make today).

And the completely unrelated part of this post has to do with miniature cows. I'm not entirely sure what the rage is about, but mini animals are really popular. I mean, there's an entire dog class dedicated to toy dogs, celebrities a while back were all over mini pigs, and now mini cows are fetching a pretty impressive sum among breeders and collectors. I'm not an advocate of unnecessary genetic manipulation or design or whatever (I'm a mutt person all the way), but I do like cows, and these cows are pretty cute.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

making life complicated

Because that's what I do best.

I can't remember if I already mentioned this, but our winter production for drama is a collection of student-written/directed/performed plays, and I'm directing/acting/teching for it. Lots of stuff to do, I know. We did casting last week, and we didn't realize at the time that we accidentally cast the EGE for plays that rehearse on the same day, which obviously doesn't work unless we come up with a cloning machine. But we just had to come up with the world's most complicated way to replace him in my play. We could either just have Kyla, Laura's friend, cover him, or we could have him switch with one of the girls in one of the Tuesday plays. But even that wouldn't be complicated enough, 'cause he'd take my part and I'd take her part in the Tuesday play, and in my play on Thursday, she would take Laura's friend Tara's part and then Tara would take the EGE's part. Whew. I hope I can get this sorted out before Tuesday.

Also in the curveball department, I got a 100 on the calc quiz that I could've sworn I failed. I mean, seriously, I completely forgot how to do logarithmic differentiation so I did everything the long way, and I kinda BSed a few other problems. The only one I was completely confident on was one with Newton's law of cooling, which is one of the few things I actually liked because it had a practical, understandable application.

Yeah. Lots going on.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

wonky schedule

Two snow days, one day of school, 3-day weekend, three normal days of school, one half day, weekend, another half day, and a day off. Woo!

Speaking of our wonky final exam schedule, I'm really excited for my journalism final. Because I'm an editor, I don't have to do the big portfolio thing I did last year, and instead I get to basically rant and piss and moan about how the semester went. Overall, it actually didn't go that bad for a new system, but there were definitely flaws, mostly in people not doing their work.

Um...

Ooh! Right. Apparently the Sox front office wants Salty to do most of the catching this coming season. I'd be happy whether he or 'Tek got the starting job.

I guess that's it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

feeling

I helped the EGE with his little minion army of doom event, which was pretty cool except we were outside manning the telescope so we're just now regaining feeling in our feet. And that's including a trip to Taco Bell, since neither of us had eaten much since ramen noodles and ham around 3.

Plus I had weightlifting today (hence why I didn't eat before the event), and I did squats with 120 on the bar, which is 165lbs total if I'm not too mistaken. I know, that's probably not very impressive but I felt accomplished. My hip hurts now, but that'll pass.

I'm gonna go to bed, I'm kinda tired. And still a little cold. 'Night :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

atheism

Since Facebook had to be all dumb and redo their profile stuff AGAIN, I was looking at my profile and how they have you answer a bunch of different things, like favorite sports, languages you speak, etc. They've had the religiousness bit up there for a while, and I really like what I put as my description for being an atheist.
I believe in the power of science and things that are (more or less) provable. I believe that not everything happens for a reason, and the biggest influence on ourselves other than ourselves is chance. I believe in the power of a good book, good music, and good friends. I believe in the power of having a little fun every once in a while. I believe in First Amendment rights that give me the power to speak my mind and believe what I want, even when it is the unfavorable opinion (which happens more than it really should). I believe in holidays for the sake of get-togethers, and food and presents. And I believe in equality, among gender, orientation, race and religion. So don't say that atheists don't believe in anything. We just believe in things that are real.
People always jump aboard my case to be all like "you horrible horrible person for not believing in something," and then of course I usually spit something out like that. And then I remembered that atheism doesn't mean that I don't believe in anything, it just means I don't believe in a god. Technically Buddhists are atheists because they don't believe in a god but instead in the Buddha, who was an actual guy, yet religious people don't usually get their panties all in a bunch over them not believing in stuff.

Between mythology in school, a book on religious tolerance I read over the summer and a book I just finished about the role of magic in American society, I've been somewhat familiarized with different belief systems and deities and such, and I like learning about that sorta stuff. I even reference them sometimes, like in two recent Facebook statuses regarding Skaði, Norse goddess of winter and snow and such, being responsible for the massive amount of snow we've gotten lately. I don't necessarily believe any of this, nor do I have to to appreciate the learning experience.

But what really set me off was an article I saw earlier in the week about that Kansas Baptist church that has the audacity to protest at the funerals of the victims of the Tuscon shooting last weekend. I mean, how low can you honestly get? God (in whatever form) is not punishing these innocent people and their families for America's increasing tolerance of homosexuality. Sexual orientation is not something to be punished for. This was purely chance, and only chance, and I find it rather disgusting that anyone would even put the two of those together.

A good portion of the reason why I dislike organized religion is because of groups like these that claim to be pure and wholesome and crap but pull off stunts like these. The people that are the first to say that they're the most tolerant are often the very people that are the first to shun anyone who disagrees with or challenges their beliefs. If people and God were so "good," they'd be willing to accept differences among everyone, whether based on race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

(from the Atheist Bus Campaign)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2 in a row

I don't think I've ever had two snow days in a row, but apparently the roads are so crappy that they don't want us in tomorrow. Oh, darn. I'm not sure I can handle it.

The only problem is that this causes a massive problem for Friday. The calc test I was s'posed to have today is now on Friday, plus read-thrus for the winter production, then conditioning, then either percussion ensemble, helping out at exam study night or helping out at the EGE's minion army of doom night. And I need hours from both study night and the minion army of doom, 'cause I need 5 volunteer hours and it's harder than it sounds.

But hey, two days off in a row, plus two 3-day weekends in a row, if I'm not too mistaken :)

it's snowing

Can't you tell? It's snowing! Ahahahahahaha!


(sorry, inside joke from the fall play)

Anyway. Yeah. So far I think we've gotten somewhere around a foot or so. I'm not really sure, I haven't been outside. What I do know is that my dog is up to her stomach in snow, and I can barely see my car anymore, between the snow on top and the snow on the ground. I realize that my car is kinda low to the ground but come on.

I figure I'll make a batch of shortbread cookies, 'cause even though I'd like to make something of a little more substance on my day off, I can't run out to the store and buy stuff, and these are really easy to make. I'll save the more complicated stuff for when I have time to get the ingredients beforehand.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

never again

I apologize for yesterday's post. I promise I won't do something that horribly emo ever again. And if I do, feel free to slap me.

Anyway. I'm much better now. I'm not too terribly sore from conditioning (yet), I did pretty good today, I have no homework, and we have a prescheduled snow day tomorrow 'cause we're s'posed to get one to two feet. I was listening to the radio this morning and the weather guy went on a tangent about how tomorrow is gonna royally suck, and then he said accumulation was gonna be around "one to one and a half" and at first I was like, "Are you freaking kidding me? 1 to 1.5 inches?!" And then he said "feet" and that made more sense.

So my plan for tomorrow is primarily to shovel myself out, or snowblow myself out if I get lazy (which is very likely). I also got a wicked cool cookbook from the library today, and I've bookmarked a few recipes I could do with stuff we have in the house. I'll have nothing else to do, and it's not like I'll be able to leave the house...

Monday, January 10, 2011

loser mcloserpants

That's my new name now. It's a relative of Fatso McLardbutt (joke from the November journalism trip). It seems that nothing I do is good enough, for anyone, ever. And it gets a little old after a while, that's all.

I'm fine, really. I'm just a little sore because of conditioning, a little cold because I'm wearing capris in January, a little disappointed in myself because I landed what might be the worst role in the winter production, not to mention that I'll have to do almost all the tech work singlehandedly, plus I have a calc test on Wednesday that I am soooo not looking forward to.

(Sorry, that was intended to be slightly more graceful than it actually came out. See, I can't even blog the way I'm s'posed to.)

I can picture where this night is going. An extra long, hot shower to make my aching muscles and shattered ego feel slightly better, followed by listening to "Creep" by Radiohead on repeat, and finishing the evening spending a good deal of time wiping the salt off my face. I really wish it didn't have to be like this.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

preparation

You know, what I should've done before now so I wouldn't be so sore right now. I am just setting myself up for suckage and embarrassment tomorrow at conditioning. I doubt anyone is this gimpy, and I am going to be paying for it. More than I already am. But hey, better now than at tryouts where it counts.

My plan for the rest of the afternoon: do absolutely nothing. Maybe stretch a little to try and alleviate some of the soreness. And I should probably work on captions for my forensic science spread, plus some scholarship stuff. But that can wait.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

running the show

I know I don't really have any right to criticize what my editors-in-chief do, but there are a lot of things about what they do that kindof annoy me.

I'll start with yearbook. I wrote an article about the forensic science course our school offers. I did the interview and came up with a funny title, "Doing the Chicken Dance" because one of the experiments had to do with decomposition in which they used chicken legs. I even did it under pressure, since my EIC originally assigned me a different article and didn't tell me 'til the day the article was due that she changed it. So she gives me the article earlier in the week, asking for captions. Fine, whatever. Only one of the 3 pictures was of someone I interviewed, and she changed the title on me to "Dead and Dirty" which sounds kinda really stupid in my opinion. The entire plan for the yearbook annoys me too. Sure, it's a massive upgrade from the crap that went down last year, but this year's yearbook is obscenely girly. The font is all calligraphy and it's just very frilly all over and it's just bad. Not to mention that she brings her overbearing faith into everything. I don't really have a problem with her being religious, but dammit she shouldn't be including it in her work.

Now onto the newspaper. I had to write an article about people that had resolutions for the new year. I could only find one person that did. My mom had gone to the graduation party commission meeting and said they wanted a little blurb in the paper about it so people would want to go. I asked our EIC for the paper about doing a half-and-half, splitting the half-page article space into 2 mini articles. She said no to both cutting down my resolutions article and including the graduation party blurb. I understand that as a reporter (in this instance), I have no say, but otherwise I have hardly anything to put in that part of my layout, and would it really hurt?

And I'm even more sore today than yesterday, and I had to shovel our deck >:P

Friday, January 7, 2011

a trilogy of ridiculosity

You know, after three years of posting, you think I’d be able to come up with a halfway-decent anniversary post. Well I haven’t. So bear with me.

As I sit here, working on my calc, drinking some eggnog and listening to my Florence and the Machine CD, I’ll try to think of something to talk about.

*insert time lapse here*

Alright, calc done. Now I can do this post, as lame as it’ll be.

Where do I even start? A lot has happened in the past year.
I got my wisdom teeth out literally the day after my 2-year post, so I guess I kicked off DL’s first year hopped up (down?) on Xanax. That was a lot of fun.
I nearly died at conditioning 4 days a week for almost 3 months, made the team as a loser backup person but wound up hitting .429 and helping JV to an unprecedented 13-5 record.
I got my license and a craptastic little ’98 Tracer named Carmine (because she’s red. And she’s a car. And she’s mine.).
I just about gave up on the 2010 major league baseball season, between Alex spending most of the year on the DL and in Omaha and Ellsbury going on the DL not once but three times for the same injuries.
I saw that fluke month or so towards the beginning of last season when 2 (almost 3) perfect games were thrown.
I worked two jobs over the summer and paid off my car.
I went to my first concert, and despite the ah-hem questionable smoking in the theater, it was awesome.
I started my senior year with a week and a half, including my 17th birthday, of my last marching band season, and I finally earned the privilege to throw water balloons, shaving cream and Silly String at the underclassmen.
I’ve gotten through AB Calc and am working my way through BC, even having lost my precalc teacher.
I didn’t get rejected from NHS again and found out how much fun it is to go shopping like a little kid in Target.
I continued with journalism, with the added stress of editorialness for the newsmagazine and yearbook.
I was probably the only one in my school who even noticed, let alone cared, when the Giants played and beat the Rangers in the World Series.
I made it through drama class and public speaking, and my stage fright has decreased (a little…), plus I stage managed and am working up to my first legit part in a play.
I’ve gotten accepted to and scholarship offers from four of the five colleges I’ve applied to (still waiting on the 5th).
I survived a laptop crash and another round of 4 Christmases.
And I celebrated 1 year of going out with the largest pain in the ass I have ever met .

I apologize for the 3 years of…well, nothing, but I really do try to put effort into this. I’ve even posted at least once every day since the end of last January. That’s huge for me. (That’s what she said.) I appreciate the followers, even though I go to school with almost all of you, and the views, even though most of them are probably me. I have a fragile and easily broken ego so this helps. A little.

Shoutouts going out to my friends for putting up with my constant crap, in particular the EGE because if I have problems in blogging, I ask him, and if I have any problems in real life, I ask him then too. Or piss and moan ‘til he smacks me. Something like that. Also to my unofficial blogging mentors, Ellie and Andrew, for showing me what baseball blogs are supposed to be like (as opposed to the crap I’ve done).

So yeah. Thanks for 3 years, here’s to more, blah blah. For this, I salute you.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

slave-driving

Ibuprofen, I am your bitch. Conditioning just started today and I'm already sore. It's ridiculous. Not to mention having to walk out to my car in shorts (I was fine 'cause it felt good but I nearly froze in my car) and having to climb up the stairs first thing when I got home.

Monologue went ok. The first run-through I did better, I paused a bit but I only skipped a small phrase that no one really would've noticed wasn't there if I hadn't said anything, and the 2nd time I jumbled some stuff up but again, no one would've noticed if they hadn't just heard it. I didn't do half-bad, but I sure could've prepared a little better. The other ones were really good. I'll probably just get a small part, plus helping with tech stuff, and I'm perfectly ok with that.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

apocalypse, now.

Not the movie. If the world ended right now, sure, it'd suck majorly, but I'd get out of my audition and conditioning tomorrow. I am sooo not looking forward to either of them.

Speaking of conditioning and softball and such, I was thinking about it the other day (I know, scary thought), and realized that as much as it'd be awesome to make the team, I'm not really sure I want to play with varsity. I really liked the atmosphere in JV because it was a lot more relaxed and everyone got along, whereas varsity is made up of individuals that are bent on thinking they're the best or they're in charge. Last year's seniors weren't like that at all, and they actually liked me, but of course they graduated so if I make the team, I'll be stuck with a bunch of narcissistic snotwads, and I know that's a horrible thing to say but I don't care; most of the varsity girls don't like me anyway. I know that I would be a much better asset to the team as a manager, where I can do something that I know I'm good at and will help the team, plus I won't have to deal with all their crap. And if there's any points of contention over who is better, I'll have numerical proof.

Anyway...


I guess that's it for now. Off to start freaking out about tomorrow :P

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

we have liftoff

Antivirus is set up, new stuff installed including the wireless mouse I got for Christmas, life is good with my laptop.

Though I'm kinda mad 'cause not only do I have my audition on Thursday, softball conditioning starts on Thursday too. Because Thursday apparently didn't suck enough already, I had to add one more round of Hell to it >:P

Oh well. I'm just going to try and suck it up.

Monday, January 3, 2011

gotta get working

I have a monologue to memorize for Thursday/Friday (that is just going to end in disaster, I can feel it), plus an article on 2010/2011 resolutions for the school paper that no one is getting back to me on, plus calc homework (though I really like the problems we're doing right now, geeky as that sounds) and other stuffs.

And among other things, I have decided that I could never become a housewife (because not only can I not cook for an entire afternoon, I also can't sew), a professional ballroom dancer (not coordinated enough) nor a lawyer (because I get flustered easily and I just hate everyone in my gov class).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

check

Gov homework done: check.

T-shirts cut and ready to go: check.

Ithaca scholarship essays done and printed out: check.

Rest of form: ... (I'm working on that)

Laptop reviving: in the works. I just need to reinstall a bunch of stuff, plus get the antivirus up and running before using the internet.

'Tis all.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

not enough time

Yeah, yeah, I know, I had all break to do my stuff so I shouldn't be doing it now. But cutting t-shirts and doing a packet on Supreme Court cases isn't exactly a lot of fun.

Oh well. I should be getting back to that...

happy 2011

Obligatory New Year's post. I didn't end up watching the ball drop 'cause my stepdad fell asleep on the couch and I didn't want to wake him up. The ball drop is kinda anticlimactic anyway.

So yeah. Guess that's all.

'Night... er... morning...!