Malparry

Oct. 29th, 2010 11:09 pm
woostering: (kiku)

I really do have the best of luck. Really. /sarcasm

So. In an attempt to branch out, and maybe be not completely out of shape, I decided to try something: fencing. Now, admitedly, I had two reasons to join fencing. One is that you get to stab people, which is always awesome, the second is that people I know who do it really like it (okay, so it is a the guy I like... but why should I let that stop me from doing cool things? Shush). This turned out to be a good thing because I actually really like it. I'm doing something that requires physical exertion wihch for me is pretty good for a change, and the other people on the team are awesome and for the most part nerdy as well. I have so much fun, and it actually makes me sad if I can't make a practice.

However, it also turned out to be a bad thing, because at practice four weeks ago, well... no one knows how, but I managed to dislocate my kneecap. Wtf. I mean, I have some idea of what happened. I was lunging, my ankle rolled and my upper leg was going straight down while my lower leg (this is my back leg, btw) was going sideways. I think to correct this my quad muscle spasmed (which is what the trainer said is often what causes the kneecap to be dislocted). What really confuses me is that I managed to fall on my right side (so the other side) facing the other direction. Which means mid-fall I managed to twist my body around completely. Anyway. I managed to probably scare and impress everyone, partly because despite the initial pain I wasn't crying (just swearing a ton, apparently. Mostly saying fuck). But thankfully we practice IN the athlectic building, so the trainer was right there. We got my leg straightened out and I limped home. I must say, everyone on the team was really nice to me and put up with my semi-delerious rambling and were practically jumping to help me stand up and hold my hand and stuff. This solidified my instinct that these people are made of awesome.

Now, I looked up some things about dislocated kneecaps. It is most common in teenagers (check), women (check), and people who are out of shape/overweight (also check), and you can also be genetically predisposed to it (again, check, thanks mom). So I shouldn't be surprised, really. Recovery is, on average, 6-8 weeks. It's not the sort of injury that can just get better. It takes a lot of time. The most annoying thing is stairs, because I have to take them one at a time, which is really slow and makes me feel obnoxious. I'm SO ready to walk up stairs normally and be able to run. Never have I thought I might say that. But you bend your knee doing and awful lot of things, and while you can certainly manage without, there's a lot you have to remember you CAN'T do. I'm almost at the point of being able to do stairs. My knee isn't quite strong enough yet. Ugh.

Despite this, I'm still going to fencing. I'm not actually fencing, of course (that right now is impossible, not to mention stupid), but I'm watching and learning and sometimes they make me judge. Judging is HARD. It requires as much if not more concentration as actually bouting. I just can't stop going, though. They're so fun :D And as one said, this freak injury will might make me the best judge EVER. Plus, now people can just call me Gimpy instead of Rebecca.

In other news, I went on a trip to the Art Institute in sweet home Chicago Tuesday. It was lots of fun even though I had to get up at seven in the morning and we got back around 11 at night. I think I may have actually walked through the entire second floor (which is where most of the famous paintings are).
In other other news, I made a pretty backgroud for Halloween for my laptop with Jeremy Brett when he played Dracula. I like real vampires.


Oh, college XD
woostering: (Warehouse 13: Evil Disco Ball)

Well. Well well well. College. Uni, to those in the British Isles. I like Knox so far. Granted, I've only had a full week of classes. I haven't even had a proper paper to write yet. But I like it here.

Move-in was September 4th. Moved in (obviously), met my roommate and suite mates and floor mates. See, only one building at Knox has traditional dorm-style dorms, and that's all guys anyway. Pretty much everything else (except the houses and the few apartments) are suite-style. So we have five doubles and one single room, and a common room. We get to the other suite by going through a door in the bathroom (yeah I know. bit weird. but it works). But things are working our really well in terms of housing and living. Food is decent. The cereal and dessert stuff, however, is AWESOME.

Anyway, us freshman had a week of orientation, ending in Pumphandle on Friday when most of the upperclassmen had moved in as well. Basically you shake hands with everybody. Everybody. All the teachers and faculty people, and all the students who can make it. Orientation was for the most part pretty fun. 

It feels like I've been here a lot longer. But I'm managing to make friends. I should know by now that I really don't need to worry about friends because I always seem to miraculously fall into a good group.

We already have a wall of quotes stuck onto a wall of the common room. And now, I shall tell a story about how college is indeed college, and people in college are, well... as crazy as tehy say. There was a blacklight party going on in one of the buildings. We (my group of friends, being my room, the room across from ours, and some people from through the bathroom) were just sort of sitting in our common room, finishing a game of Apples to Apples. Suddenly, we hear lots of noise, and three guys (one shirtless XD ) charge through our bathroom and wander around shouting. They say hello and generally act crazy. One finished the cold tea in my mug. They started reading all the quotes on our wall, very loudly, some more than once. One of guys scribbled herpes on a bunch of them. So basically they were getting up to some shennanigins and causing us to laugh as loud as they were yelling, and telling us to have a good time (oh, and that we should remind the other suite to lock their door), when two guys from campus security came in because some people had called about them. So they left and we headed to see the blacklight party.

College is some crazy shit, man. But I love it. Now for academics (no, I'm not about to tell every detail of my social life. No one wants to  hear it and I don't tell it well anyway). I'm taking drawing and German this semester, as well as FP (freshman preceptorial), which is required. FP is basically a critical thinking/discussion/writing course. We have to read a lot, current in my class Dignity of Difference by Sacks. I don't like it. It's very dry, and not in they dry humor sense but dry in the redundant and boring sense. But hopefully we won't be reading it for too long. German is fun, though currently a bit daunting as it's an immersion class. But I'm getting the hang of it. And draing is very fun. We're workign with charcoal, a new experience for me and one I'm finding to my liking, once I accept that things are big and bold with it, opposite my usual pencil mode. The only drawback is I leave that two-period class feeling like a chimney sweep. I'm covered in black XD

So. College. Fun. I hope people all over are enjoying life right now. Because you know what? Life is awesome sometimes.
Laugh the night away.
woostering: (Hatter)

Ah. Hello. Nice to see the old journal again. I've been sorta busy for a number of reasons. New... thingy.

First: I graduated! WOOOOHOOOOO I'm done with highschool!!!!! It's all... over. Heck, I even gave a speech, which I'm told was really good. All I know is that everyone, even people I wouldn't expect, were complimenting me on it, I made two teachers incredibly happy for mentioning things from their classes (integrals and Thomas Jefferson) and I made my band teacher cry. It wasn't a long speech, and I began and ended with Tolkien. I'm going to miss highschool and all the friends I've made, and ESPECIALLY band. God, I miss band already. But it was fun, and now we can look to college. I also have an epically long summer because it was a catholic highschool and I'm going to Knox, which starts Labor Day weekend. No school until september! Time to read and write and draw and... yeah.

Second: In the midst of that and for the week after my time was eaten up by the wake and funeral and stuff for my aunt. So that wasn't so good. But she had cancer that came back, and... it was bad. I got to see her actually not long before she died and it was better for it to be sooner rather than later, with all the pain she was in. A lot of people were really supportive, but I think seeing her was harder than the funeral. A deathbed is harrowing, and I really don't want to see that again. She's off somewhere else though, somewhere better, and I'll miss her. But she above all love having fun, and it's hard for be to be sad for too long about a life so fully lived.

Third: My scout trip to Yellowstone is coming up is a little over a week. Should be lots of fun... if a bit crowded at times. But I've known the other girls in my troop for a long time, and I know it will be epic. It'll be just about two weeks.

Fourth: ... Urgh. I'm supposed to be working on my Gold award. ideally it would have been done, like, a month ago, but I put it down in light of school craziness and stuff. Right now the target is to have it done by the 18th, because that's when we leave and then I could take it with me. But... god. When I think about it I get this empty pit in my stomach. I don't want to do it. I simply don't. I have no motivation. The noodle has been overcooked, it's almost mush. It's like... I can't help myself, like some sort of deep instinctual terror at actually getting down and doing this thing. Some part of my brain won't budge, and I can't seem to get anything done, and I don't want to and I don't care. I'm not sure I ever did. But I have at least one parent absolutely hounding me about it, and I don't know how to explain this mental block. I know, I do feel guilty that I'm practically running away from something I probably can accomplish, but the only reason I continue to feel that is because it keeps getting brought up. Otherwise I would move on and be happy. But no, it's something I need to do. I don't want the blasted thing. I never really did. Augh.


Hm. Gotta go to the doctor tomorrow to get a checkup for the trip. Not-so-fun. Got a new retainer that fits, but gives me a lisp. Also am reading Alberta as 'Al-BEAR-ta' instead of 'Al-BER-ta'. God, I'm turning british.
woostering: (Cheshire teeth)
Why, hello thar.

I've actually been... busy, lately? Of course, being busy has rather ruined my motivation to do homework, but I can still scrape by so for now that's okay. Lets put this in two parts.

1. Kairos. As I (somewhat regrettably) go to a catholic highschool, we have retreats. Seniors have a choice between the one day or going on Kairos, which is three days. I'd heard good things about it, so I thought I'd go. Now, some people say it was life changing. While I wouldn't go that far, I did have a really good time and I got to talk to people that I normally never talk to (like, people in my homeroom... Wait, I'm TALKING to people?!). It was incredibly fun and it put my in a letter-writing mood. Well, I forgot that the day after I got back I had to go to a wedding, which sorta killed the 'kai-high', but I think it's back. Or something. For anyone who has the chance to go on Kairos I would reccommend it. As long as you go with an open mind the very least you will do is have a good time. You might cry, you will certainly laugh. And I have a little poster with Sneezy on it. And the cool cross-thingy. And some new music. (score!)

2. Musical. I'm actually playing in a musical. I must be crazy (if that doesn't show it making a copy of the first part forthe  William Tell Overture will). One thing Guerin is know for is the spring musical, in fact, its why I know about Guerin, because I know people who went there and were in them, so every year we went to see them.

This year we're doing the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. I'm getting an inordinat amount of enjoyment from it. Aside from the fact that the musical itself is pretty hilarious, and despite some other people dropping out of the pit. We were supposed to have a flute and oboe and sax, but in the end there just wasn't enough time. But it needs a clarinet, so here I am, playing music that is a little beyond my reach. But I got the parts that really need to be there. And there are some other cool people in the pit with me.
 And I get to wear a bow-tie. *squee*

So there was the gradeschool performance and preview for the school Thursday, one show last night, and two today. Speaking of which, I better get going because I have to be presentable in about two hours and I haven't even showered yet. Eh-heh...

I will be singing these songs forever.
"Life is panda-monium!"
woostering: (O RLY)
So I had I dream this morning that I was Bertie Wooster. I (he) was upset about something. I (he) was in the process of getting badly drunk when I woke up. O_o. I don't know. I really don't know. But I sorta want to write this now... All I know is that it was a really bad day for Bertie, possibly because one or both of his parents died, and that he went to the Drones before going out to drown his sorrows and there was something about Tuppy. What?

And I'm coming down with a cold. Which is giving me an excuse to drink copious amounts of tea. I like tea. However, it is also making me tired and worried about getting other people sick and stuff.

Stuff. I really don't want to do anything.
Erm.

Finished Native Son and started Heart of Darkness for english. HoD is short, at least. And we don't have to take notes, which I find MUCH easier. I didn't like Native Son much. Something about the style prevented me from getting into it. I suppose it doesn't help that I skipped about half of book two XD.

Aside from school, I got a kindle for Christmas. I think what's really cool is that the old stuff that's not really copyrighted anymore can be downloaded for a buck. So far I have a set of two Jeeves books and the complete works of Oscar Wilde on there. Maybe I'll download the entire Sherlock Holmes collection next :D. And can I say I LOVE Wodehouse? Because I do. He makes me laugh. And I'm not an expressive reader, but reading about Bertie I find myself giggling. A lot. I suppose that, combined with reading through the indeed_sir archives, may have contributed to the dream this morning...

Anyway. Debating whether to do my psychology journal or watch some Kingdom. Found the wonderful show on youtube and I think I'm in love.
woostering: (snoopy)
Yeah. On break now, THANK GOD. I have...  something like 270 pages to read over break. But after Crime and Punishment, Native Son should be easy.

Only had two finals, both of which I passed, YAY! Things are better now. I'm no longer swamped with stuff. Starting tomorrow I will possibly start reading. I don't want to leave that to the last minute. I'm not one for making new years resolutions, but I think I resolve to keep on task for the rest of the school year.

There is snow on the ground, I got to put all our Disney ornaments on the tree, and got sucked into farmville on facebook. Oh! And the Christmas concert went well. we were a bit shaky with some things, but apparently we sounded good.

So. Over break, I plan to:
1. Read books one and two of Native Son, my only homework
2. Get some arts done. I open up photoshop yesterday and I was like 'ZOMG FAIL'. tablet skills are VERY dusty, but I need to do some pencil stuff too.
3. Get some writing done. I really need to work on this. I was avoiding it because of school, but now I can sit and relax and maybe make some progress SOMEwhere. Oh, my stories, how I have neglected you!
4. Hang out with people. Human contact is a good thing. I have, not just a day, but a sleepover already worked out, and at least two more things that will be at my house in the works. Yes. I need to see people.
5. Finish watching anf rewatch season two of House, which my friend kindly lent me. I also sorta put it down so I could get through the end of the semester, but now I can watch it again. Yay! I am loving this show.
6. Pick up the clarinet. Not that I really put it down or anything, it's just normally I leave it over break and then feel bed that I didn't practice. so that needs to be done.

Yeah, I think that sums it up. Happy holidays!

Oh... I have to see the orthodontist at some point, which means I've been wearing my retainer. Grrr. The problem is, my wisdom teeth have started to come in, so it doesn't fit properly BESIDES the fact that I havn't bee wearing it. Crap.
woostering: (picasso)
Concentration FAIL. But hey, we got an extension on our Hamlet passage anaylisis. So I think I'm not gonna work on it today.

At least I can mostly concentrate on getting college stuff done. I managed to get everything to my college counselor that she needs and ask my teachers to write reccomendations. First deadline for Knox is Sunday O_o. Holy crap. College.

This weekend was busy. Saturday was the last football game, so it was senior day. I am done with marching FOREVER. NO MORE. Funny thought.
Sunday was a 5k run/walk that I had to help with for NHS. Got to stand on a corner. And then my dad made me walk back to school XD. It was a pretty walk, though.

Then Saturday is ZOMG HALLOWEEN. I IS EXCITED. I don't know exactly what I'm wearing yet. But I know I'm going trick or treating. Free candy ftw, yes? I love Halloween. (ALSO: it a saturday, and the end of daylight saving time so we get an EXTRA HOUR HELL YESS)

So yeah. I'm getting sadly tired of Hamlet. I like it, and some of it's really funny now, but I do NOT want to do this passage anaylisis. I don't care about the specifics. I don't think Shakespeare overanalyzed his own plays, and I don't want to either. *grumbles* I can't concentrate AT ALL or focus or anything. And I have crap to do. Hello, senioritis, get the hell away from me, yeah?

Anyway. Other than that things seem to be going pretty well with school and all. I think the only thing that isn't helping me concentrate is me succumbing to being a girl and really liking this one guy who graduated last year. I'm sorta torn between going stalkerish on him and just leaving him alone. But I think he owns significant stock in my brain. God, I'm hopeless XD At least we still talk sometimes and stuff. But I miss him...



On a completely side note, I saw a trailer for the UK release of the Imginarium of Doctor Parnassus. It's not fair that they get it. I want to see it too.
And on another side note, [livejournal.com profile] smokingguncafe updated Sunny Disposish. Yay! It's like Hallowen treat, but early!
woostering: (phoenix)
So. Lots of stuff.

First- I had an unnaturally busy weekend. Friday I went to see Terra Mysterium- Professor Mandragore's Salon Symposium. Epic fun and wonderfully hilarious. Saturday my mom was actually playing, so I was there. And Sunday, I had to come to school for band for the open house and play. Three hours. Not fun. Well, the actual playing wasn't fun. I have a ridge on my upper lip XD But, we did get Christmas Festival to go with Sleigh Ride. Yes, holiday music.

Second, which chronologically was frist- I also had to march in the Columbus day parade. The marching was not fun, but the wait becomes memorable enough to be considered fun. It was cold and we were nearly at the end, so it was a long wait. Long, long wait. But at least two old band members showed up, so that was good. The bus ride, though? The guy played the Lite or something. There's only so much of that kind of music I can take. Bleh.

Third, just in yesterday- We had a presentation from some people from Invisible Children which was surprisingly good. They are a group trying to raise awareness of the child soldiers being abducted in Uguanda. Go to it. I'm not sure what else to say, other than go, look. Now. I think the thing I liked about the presentation they did for us was that they didn't focus too much on what was wrong- instead they showed us what they did to get it fixed. Which was a nice change.

Fourth- A lighter part. Saturday is my VERY LAST FOOTBALL GAME THANK GOD. No more marhcing after that :D.

So yeah. Because of the Invisible Children thing Monday, today was our early dismissal. Tomorrow we have another presentation about 'internet saftey'. Ugh. I know how to not be an idiot on teh interwebs, thanks. So three days of 33 min classes.


woostering: (Change the subject)
So. This is really only going to be a bunch of random stuff.

First- I noticed yesterday that if I feel the need to be musical but don't really care how, I will immediately start singing "If I Were a Rich Man". Fiddler on the Roof ftw.

Second- I am feeling much better than the previous week. The various things that were pulling my mood down are settling and I seem to be back on the upswing, despite having to read Hamlet. This is a very good thing, as my bad mood was making me annoyed at myself for being in such a bad mood, making the bad mood worse.

Third- School continues to be mostly boring, but tolerable. Hamlet, of course, is not boring. My 'how-stuff-works' class, which I am in right now, is. It can be fun, but in between that it is somewhat dull. But hey, more time to waste in the internet. Band is fun, though  I seem to be channeling my section leader from last year in my somewhat sad music-reading ability. Will be doing marching today because there is a football game on friday. Debating whether to get my jacket for it or not, as...

Fourth- All of a sudden, it got chilly and windy. Like, really windy. The wind has been blowing constantly for a day and a half. Not that I mind because I'm not a summer heat person, but it's rather like someone flipped a switch. "Okay, let's make it fall now!" It's rained a bit, but mostly it's cloudy and crisp.

Fifth- Castle is back! Yay! And yay for girl scout cookies. I love this show :D
woostering: (kiku)
The universe is a wonderful palace of irony and ha ha s. ><

So I stayed up until 12:30 last night (shut up it's late for me) working on a project... and today (the day it was due)  the teacher extended it to friday. My dad was helping me cut out stuff for it... and it didn't have to be done. All that hasty glueing and crap... while now I do have time to make it nice, now I also have time to have done it well in the first place. Grrr... All that swearing at glue for nothing XD

Oh, life, how you laugh at me...



Of course, the reason I was rushing was because I could not concentrate the first week of classtime to work on it...


Mah brain. I needs it to wurk plz.
woostering: (Change the subject)
Because I wasn't listening. I have been very lazy and not been paying much attention or thinking properly lately. My focus seems to have largely vanished for nearly a week now. Like, right now, I'm supposed to be working on designing a dorm room for my learning by design class. (It's sorta like engineering, I guess).

My lack of an attention span has been annoying. I think it's slightly better now, but it doesn't change my annoyance at having lost it for so long. Eugh.

I think part of it is that I haven't been sleeping the best lately. I've had some really weird dreams, for me. Like my grandmother was in one. Or dreams where I'm tired and exasperated IN THE DREAM. This should be a signal to my brain that I am tired and need restful sleep... but no. Last night was better. I still had a dream, but I don't remember what it was at all, I just know it was a bit more normal.
I highly suspect something was in the house.

My house has a design quirk in that there really aren't hallways (which are supposed to attract stuff). There's sorta one entering the house from the front door, and one that consists really of two squares of space that connects the living room, the bathroom and my room, the kitchen, and the door to the basement. There's sort of on upstairs. But this half hallway is pretty much the center of the house , and it's one of those places where you often catch a sense of movement out of the corner of your eye. Sometimes whe I'm in my room I feel like something is watching me from that spot. Whatever it is, it's not a bad presence, but it's not real good either. I dunno. But over the last week I'm noticed that movement a LOT more.

My mom has also mentioned to me that she's had some really weird dreams too. So it's not just me.

Anyway. On top of that, or maybe because of of it, I've been thinking of other things too and been feeling very introspective and stuff. Like why I create so many internal issues for myself and why I have to be so shy all the time.
Yeah. Having no energy and them feeling melancholy on top of it? Not fun.

That being said, I think I'm on the upswing now. it just wasn't very pleasant and it made school, well... rather hard. Eh. I do not like work. I do NOT like calculus. I hate calculus. It does not compute. That is all.
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Eh. I have school tomorrow. :( Do not want. Oh well.
Senior year and all that. Can't be too bad.

Thankfully my schedule is not the unsheduled mess it was when I forst got it. Only one realy dissapoinment- I can't take music theory. It's a shame, because I REALLY wanted to take it. But it's in the same time slot as my gov class, and is all year. And Nobody else's schedule can be changed raelly to justify offereing it twice.
But, I now have psyc and a sort of engineering class, as well as art! They have a good art program, but (mostly because of band) I could never work it in. So now I finally can take art. ...Art fundamentals... but seeing as I never really got that anyway it can't hurt.

In other news I went to both the dentist AND the orthodontist today. I think all that poking around in my mouth may be why I got a headache, which is NOT the way to spend the last true day of summer vacation. But at least my teeth are doing well, all things considered. So we went and got girl scout blizzards from DQ. Have to support your own, after all.

In other other news, I have found a new favorite show to dote on: M*A*S*H. Yes. It's older than my time, but it's a damn good show. I luffs it. So many good lines.

And now I am tired. I was going to take a shower, but I took one this morning so I don't really need it. My head still feels kinda fuzzy and I do *sigh* have to get up tomorrow. And eat a normal breakfast. And stuff.

Hey, going back to school mean I get my laptop.
woostering: (snoopy)
But hey, yesterday wasn't.

Yesterday was my seventeenth birthday, which, compared to certain other landmarks far in the future is wildly insignificant, it is a birthday nonetheless.
My horoscope was incredibly good. Not that I'm inclined to believe the dinky newspaper horoscopes, but it's nice to see. My friend Hayley is still here and will be for another few days. I REALLY don't want her to go back to Vegas. Really, really don't. But sadly she has only the rest of this week here in Chicago. I owe her a lot- only yesterday, helping me put up streamers (why not?) that she informed me they taste very salty. This later resulted in an incident where I was laughing so hard I literally could not breathe. Well, actually it was more like I started laughing and then I didn't breathe back in. We were also vamped up on cake and soda.

I have actually gotten something done in that I completely redid my first chapter/intro to Stormballad. Somehow it is still very short, despite turning it all pretty, but at least it has some substance now. I think I found a style that's not overly flowery but finally get the description I want out of things. Thank you for writing [livejournal.com profile] smokingguncafe Sunny Disposish. That and I've taken to reading the first sentance or paragraph in all my favorite books to get a feel for that initial start for a story. Hopefully through the school year I can keep up marginally with Stormballad, in the sense that I won't have left it in a mental drawer.

I got my schedule (FINALLY) but two classes and my studies STILL aren't scheduled. Ugh. Something is taking painfully long st school this summer. Maybe because they, I believe, laid off a number of people and similar things.

So. I have a busy weekend ahead- my dad convinced me to go visit Beloit college saturday and I'm helping with a picninc sunday. Somewhere in there is a visit to my aunt's house. August 8th I'm taking some people to the bristol renaissance faire (and I found out a friend of mine has been meaning to go but never has. He was very excited when I mentioned it to him)... and then I think I have (eeeeeewww) band camp.

The days are long, but the weeks ahead look dreadfully short from here.
woostering: (richardpuppet)


With Scouts, at Starved Rock, specifically:

1. Knives are sharp.
2. Two days of sucessive layers of sunscreen and bugspray make you feel real cruddy.
3. Showers, therefore, feel nice when you get home.
4. Water is very important. So is shade, and a breeze.
5. Water is also very powerful. Like the sun.
 

Ect, ect. It wasn't the best, but it was the first tent camping I've been able to go on for a few years. It was just reeeally hot, and being as white as I am, I don't do hot. It gives me headaches. But it was still pretty good. My mom put me in a tent with this one younger girl who had never been anything like tent camping before... and she liked talking. And she hated bugs. But she made it.

Yeah... about 1... I was cutting onions one morning for breakfast, to go with eggs. Well, the knife slipped and the onion rolled. I have two nice cuts on the middle and ring fingers of my left hand now. Thankfully they weren't too bad or anything. Just not the best way to start a long, warm day.

And we didn't have time to go back and get fudge to bring home. It makes me sad. :(

But, I have tomorrow off, so... I have to write and essay. But, being ans essay, it only has to be five paragraphs. So nothing major. And I left the Dubliners in my locker. So I can't read that anyway. Sparknotes.

It's getting to be the end of the school year, and looking forward to summer always gets me thinking. This year especially about the seniors who won't be back next year, and the fact that I will be a senior... The seniors I will miss so much, especially the ones in band. I actually know them, so... the thought of them leaving is kinda depressing. I am definitely having a band apples to apples party. And a few other apples atoapples parties. And something for Munchkin. And I was going to look into gettting a job, but I may be a bit late for that now...  Eh. More time for writing and art and stuff. Right?
Anyway. Enough of that, I should proably be heading off to sleep so I might be awake on teusday. 

And! Egyptian Rat is still around. I forgot how fun that game is. (of course, it just makes me think of seventh and eighth grade...)

ZOMG GONG

May. 13th, 2009 11:49 am
woostering: (richard)

Because they are fun. Yes they are. Last band concert today. It'll be sad to think this is the last one for the seniors, 'cuz I actually know them this year. But yeah... We finally got the gong for Korean Variations. Is fun. Mr S was telling them to play louder and Sallie was like "Come on, I want to see my ancestors!" She and Diana were getting all excited, which is good, considering they were the ones who wanted to play the song in the first place. But we're playing that, The Blue and the Gray (civil war medley), On Wings Of Eagles (a march), and Sorcerers Apprentice.

Last saturday the band was in Cincinatti Ohio for Music in the Parks. That's pretty much the only thing in Cincinatti- Kings Island amusement park. But DAMN that trip was fun. Between Apples to Apples, Deal or No Deal, and other random stuff... it was hilarious. Yup.

And, I believe my school has set a record. A rather horrible record. See, thursday the juniors went to six flags for a physics field trip, because it was physics day. In the course of that thursday, friday, and saturday, two girls got expelled. For VERY stupid stuff. Nuff said about that though.

And, damn, the school year's almost over. My friend Reebie, who's half a year younger than me, brought it up. "Next year is your last year. You won't be there after that." Basically what she said. It makes me sad. Which reminds me I HAVE to work on my two gifts for my section leader/drum major and my band president. Like, RIGHT NOW, I need to work on them. I love those two. Both are amazing.
woostering: (kiku)

That I would be the one who woke up with a headache after prom because I didn't drink enough. XD At least, I think dehydration was part of why I had a raging headache. So I spent the majority of my saturday sleeping. And I spent most of friday before prom making a WCMI vid.

So yeah, I actually went to prom on friday. It was fun. I went with two of my friends, and we got the one who's quieter than me to dance... a little. I enjoyed it... but there really isn't that much else to say.

So then saturday I woke up, went back to sleep, got up to take some asprin, drifted in and out of sleep on my couch watching the National Geographic channel... eventually kicked the headache and watched more tv. And then I was wide awake all night, which horribly threw off my sleeping schedule. I did NOT want to get up this morning, at all. And now I'm tired again. I wants sleep.

But anyway, this week should be  a bit hectic. I have two projects due, one in AP US history for the book Invisible Man, and one for brit lit for 1984. Thursday I have a physics field trip to great america. Friday I lave for the band trip, which I'll be coming back from on sunday. We're going to Cincinatti this year... I forget the name of the park there. So two amusement parks in three days, and I'm not a roller coaster person. And I have to play first for both songs because neither of the firsts are going. Why, Sallie? WHY?. At first I was only playing first for one, but Jenny had to play bass clarinet because our bass isn't going either.

And I first got the first part (lol english language) today. It's wierd because it's different from the part I'm used to playing but also very similar. So we were playing it in class and Sallie kept telling me to play louder while I'm going 'I don't know what I'm playing!'. But at least we aren't playing Americans We, which was Mr.S's first (I need another word) original idea. It'll be alright. I just need to practice :). And sunday I figured out how to play the Peanuts/Snoopy/Charlie Brown song. I got the music ages ago in gradeschool, but we never really played it. So that makes me happy. And we got music for the Sorcerer's Apprentice today. Is fun.
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So. Best girl scout meeting EVAR. While discussing ways to improve the community (not to do anything. The activity was to think about it) we decided that an idea sometimes mentioned before in passing would actually be totally AWESOME and completely practical.

the Girl Scout Mafia.
Underground cookie network- part of which would be set up as a bail fund for one girl who said she would need it
Power in the neighborhood so we could get stuff done (like the improvments we had to talk about)
Influence over the kids- A Girl Scout feeder program!
And so on and so on.

We also realized that if the politicians were kicked out and our troop instituted in the White House, we could get a whole cra[load of stuff done  in, like, two days. Everything managed to relate back to the GS Mafia.

Today we had/have realy short classes to finish some stuf for our schedules fofr next year- senior year (HOLYCRAP). Tomorrow we get out at 11:30 or something because of some ACT thing (bleh) and a buch of people are coming to my house to work on a brit lit project, and then play Apples to Apples.

So yeah, got through two crazy weekends and things are pretty good now. Got an A on my paper (ZOMGYaY) and have a band concert next week.  RIght now I'm sitting in a desk waiting to be dismissed. We have to wait for everyone to be done, I think.

And I'm going to Duckon in June and thinking about putting some stuff in the art show. Yah. Is good. Now I shall go read Invisible Man for US History.

Busy much?

Feb. 24th, 2009 04:51 pm
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So yeah. Friday was the last basketball game for band. Saturday was the State of the Art competition. Had to get up at quarter to five to drive in because we were in Wheeling for Capricon. But we got second place, and best woodwinds (how, I don't know, I only played about half of Americans We). Bus ride home was fun. God, Brett is hilarious.

And, of course, Capricon was fun. Would have been more fun if I was actually there for the whole thing, but it was still nice to go away a bit. Even if I had to come back. I got hot chocolate though. :)

Now this weekend, we're celebrating my uncle's and two of my cousins' birthdays, which my grandma has gone all CRAZY planning. It worries me sometimes. And I have a fairly large paper due monday... so that sucks. Blast the universe and it's sense of timing.

Tonight I have to help with cookie pickup and stuff. That's it, I think. *sighs* I am NOT looking forward to writing that paper for US history. Granted, it's on Louis Armstrong, so it is sorta interesting. But I like having a weekend to do that sort of thing because I can sit down and do it. Now I won't have one.

Braindump

Feb. 14th, 2009 08:15 pm
woostering: (kiku)

So called because I will be saying lots of random-ass stuff.

First: Thursday was wierd as hell. Some genius wrote a threat in a guys bathroom at school, so we had to get metal-detectedand searched and stuff before going in the building. It was cold outside. So my friend, who my dad drive to school with me, and I and the two guys behind us had an intersting conversation about how causing harm to the school or the people in it doesn't require bringing a metal object into the building. We have a chem lab and a foods room. Gas, anyone? So yeah. We talked about all the ways we could carry out a threat without a gun or a bomb.
We couldn't go to the other building for band, so we sat in the foyer andsorta watched a movie. Mr. S wasn't too happy, because we've got a competition in a week. Then, in math (fourth period) it randomly got sunny. Only that period. Nobody wanted to concentrate at all.

 

I had a dream... that was freaky )


So. It's a four day weekend and it's been much better than that. I even played some Morrowind today, which I haven't touched since school started. i even made a v-day desktop for my house computer- a screenshot is on DA. Caught up on Lost (ZOmg) and stuff.
Yup. That be all.

woostering: (make believe)

I've been sorta 'meh' lately. I've been off. I think I'm starting to feel better now.

But in other news: I made my first college visit monday.  Went to visit Knox, which is a somewhat small college in the definitely small town of Galesburg. But I liked it. It was cool, and the two words I would use to describe it are 'open' and 'dynamic'.  Dynamic because they are very open to change and encourage it. There's energy there.  Open because, well... people are open. Rooms are open. Teachers are open.
   And I got to sit in the same chair as Abraham Lincoln- before he was president. That was cool. Lots of history there.
I like the feel of thte place. Of course, it's a private college and expensive... but they also give away lots of money.  Things to think about.  Now I need some other choices. But I think Knox is definitely one of them.

And today we had a really short schedule so we could watch the inauguration. Which was sorta long, but hey. He made a good speech. And the guy at the end was funny.

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