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|Monday, March 27th, 2006|
stole from katy
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|Thursday, March 2nd, 2006|
procrastinating english. wheee.
i had little hw today which is happy, just calc, english draft, and russian. but if i don't do the russian it doesn't matter. i love that course.
today i went on a walk around my neighborhood barefoot and it was really fun, i ought to do it more often.
oh, by the way, i have decided to start making the majority of my posts "friends only" so if you read this and aren't my friend yet, speak up.
|Saturday, February 18th, 2006|
|honk was good
holy goodness the DA musical was AMAZING. i was blown away. lizzy's voice was sooo beautiful and scott was so amazing. the two almost made me cry. and pat as a frog brought me great amusement. beth was good and so was erin and of course drew. joe was amazing. he did such a great job as a cat and has a pretty awesome voice. gahhh i can't decide who was the best.....everyone was so good! lizzy, joe, or scott, maybe drew? i dunno. and everyone else was good too. i was impressed by DeeDee as she's a freshman. alex and the other ducklings were also good. and i'm amazed at will ramsey's ability to come on stage dressed like that and not crack a smile or appear to feel awkward. that musical will probably be the highlight of my weekend. it's the highlight so far at any rate.
after the play i had a lot on my mind for some reason and was thinking a lot. and when i think i pace. and i walk fast when i pace. so i basically paced around my room from 10:00-12:00 straight so i'm very proud of myself because that's a lot of excersize. yay for me, finally doing something semi-productive. although i wish my thoughts had some reality to them that would be swell.
babysitting tonight from 6 till 10 which means we'll probably play tag for two hours. joy. i hope it goes better babysitting these kids this time than it did last time.
a fair amount of hw left, i better start that. byebye Current Mood: happy
|Monday, February 6th, 2006|
Science Olympiad was completely awesome. i had soooo much fun. so first was mission possible. we had one touch (which is a deduction) for the first time in like 10 runs, but it was OK because we got first place!!! then for forensics, tyler wasn't there so erin subbed for him. it was fun working with erin, and we selected the right person for committing the crime but got confused about who he was (we thought he was vicky's father rather than vicky's brothers soccer coach) and were off on our reasoning because of that. and then remote sensing was supposed to be about mars but it ended up being about sea coasts and cameras, just like alex predicted. we didn't know what half the questions were asking and had to look up like every other word. we also made up a lot of answers and when they called five minutes left, we had barely started the second page and were just like "umm...a latitude and longitude...how about 123 and 44". our favorite answer was when they asked explain what caused the water near the shore in this particular photo to be dark blue other than the fact it was deeper. so we said that it was becuase of bacteria feeding off of the rich minerals from the lava. we laughed during the entire thing, it was great. we ended up getting 2nd, which we thought was halarious too. actually, the majority of the events we didn't study for we got in the top three. the scrambler was built a week ago and it got first. no one studied dynamic planet and we got 2nd. our robot and our bottle rocket placed for the first time ever, but that was only because they offered 1st through 8th place. we got third in regionals as a team, and are going to the state tournament on april 8th!!! i also saw katie's friend jeremy there, which was fun, and got to say hi to the duke schoolers.
my grandma flew in with my aunt on saturday because she's been really sick. she was going to be living with us indefinately and starting dialisis at duke, but then she decided she wasn't ready to start dialisis and flew back with my aunt yesterday. it's completely rediculous how none of them can make a decision. now my mom's convinced we'll never see grandma again. i don't know what to think.
i'm still sick and it's really bugging me. i need to get better. i have a ton of hw, so i better return to that, byebye Current Mood: tired, sick, thoughtful, etc
|Thursday, February 2nd, 2006|
SAT was last saturday. i'm enjoying the infinate potential business here--i could have done infinately well or infinately bad. it actually wasn't as bad as i thought it would be though, which is definately good. guess we'll find out later...
strategic planning was awesome. i still need to find out what happened though, stupid SAT for making me miss the last session. i met this guy who owns an international, multi-million dollar company for jerseys. kinda exciting. and i got to see sam, who is one of the coolest people ever.
i've been sick which is never fun. and i need to go to bed so i can feel better for SATURDAY (SCIENCE OLYMPIAD REGIONALS...wish us luck!) night! Current Mood: tired and still a bit sick
|Tuesday, January 10th, 2006|
in english we are studying emily dickinson. it actually isn't that horrible. i like her a bit, but it gets sorta dull after a bit, considering we don't ever talk about the poems. in small doses though its fun. here are my two favorites thus far (as they are completely random):
I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us--don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.
How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!
i like the first four lines better than the second stanza. ok here's the second one:
Apparently with no surprise
To any happy Flower
The Frost beheads it as its play
In accidental power
yayyyy random. well, not much else to say. this week is going very slowly.
i really really like the song Virtigo by Jump, Little Children. a lot. Current Mood: bored
|Sunday, January 8th, 2006|
haha, it's so sad how cool you can feel just by being in a room full of seniors. on friday a bunch of seniors including scott were in ms. whittman's room with me and erin and camey and they were all working on their senior superlatives. there are some very funny ones and i enjoyed listening to it. gahhhh i can't wait till i'm a senior
i've been extremely productive this weekend but not with homework. i've worked super a lot on science olympiad though which is good. it is finally getting somewhere! but on school....not so much. i need to do my SAT hw, junior questionnaire (haha, almost wrote senior...i wish), mexico application, and such things. i also really want to find out about volunteer opportunities at el centro and about this internship thing at grp. i wonder what it is.
school tomorrow and i don't feel well. eventually i will feel sick enough to miss a day, but it hasn't happened yet. Current Mood: sleepy
|Tuesday, December 27th, 2005|
|this is fact not fiction
i got vertigo by jump, little children and transatlantisism by death cab for cutie today!!! whee. and some pretty suave new speakers from my brother. quite exciting. i also saw harry potter 4 again today and watched aladdin today too. and i watched beauty and the beast yesterday. hehe, productiveness. yesterday we went and saw King Kong. it was extremely good. like beyond extremely. i liked it a lot. however, how many people died in the search party? cause it seemed like more than 17. holy cow though adrien brody in that movie was....happiness. as was "jimmy" who is actually the same guy who did billie elliot isn't that cool? and the captain person was happy to look at. between those three, the movie could've sucked and still been worth it. tisn't fair. how is it that on this one little boat there were 3, arguably 4 or 5, really attractive guys, yet in my life i've come across maybe 7 hot guys? stupid theater business is stealing all of them. o wells that's my little rant. makes me aware of how much i've changed...two or three years ago, i a) wouldn't have been thinking that, and b) if i did, wouldn't have said it. hmm adolescence is exciting. except not. but on a better note, death cab is absolutely amazing! as is jump little children! i love them! listening to the death cab reminds me of camp majorly. i listened to the CD once through, and all i could hear was victoria and david and the rest of us singing along with the CD. same with "nothing better" by the postal service: for the longest time, i would listen to it, but all i would hear would be david singing along in the craft lodge (aka CIT lounge). that's worn off though. ergy SAT prep class tomorrow....joy. alrighty i'm off to bed. merry holidays everyone Current Mood: nostalgic
|Sunday, December 25th, 2005|
yesterday (the 23rd i mean), i babysat this adorable 3 year old who can't pronounce my name. she calls me "medicine" which has got to be the most adorable thing ever.
i had becki, tara, and rachel over today for a "hannukah-eve" party. we had fun being jewish on a christian holiday. good times. we decided that latkes are jewish bacon hehe. it was awesome, i love being jewish :)
unfortunately, i missed a chance to see jack and peter. i'll live though. i hope they're doing well, i haven't seen peter in ages (since april i think?) and i didn't get to see jeff either. but it's ok because i had tons of fun making latkes, remembering hannukah songs, and all that good stuff. hehe i love it
well, happy holidays all Current Mood: happy
|Wednesday, December 21st, 2005|
i got my DA junior questionarre in the mail today. wheee. i am quite excited. i get to fill it out and think about college and be happy. i looked through it today and started brainstorming what i want to say and it was fun. there are some things which i just have absolutely no idea what to say. and so many things i just don't have a preference about. eek i want to fill it out now and keep brainstorming, but i have to sleep at some point.
my dad just got back from minnessota. he got a job option there. i told him that if he takes the job, i absolutely refuse to visit him during breaks, he'll have to come to college to visit me. i really hope he doesn't take the job. minnesotta's so cold and it'll kill my rainod (sp?) inflicted fingers beligerently (hehe SAT vocab)
the SAT course is very dull (hehe...ponderous). actually, that's a bit of an understatement. except for kt and david in the course. and the really adorable dog puppy thing. it was so cute! and hyperactive. i hope this course gets me into a good college because i'll be sad otherwise.
and of course the most exciting thing of all....erin and camey got early duke!!!! i'm so happy for them, they're really really excited. i know they'll love it. yay for college. Current Mood: productive
|Monday, December 19th, 2005|
i have now watched all of the first three harry potters hehe. and am petting my cat. i want to watch another movie. hmmmm Current Mood: geeky
|Sunday, December 11th, 2005|
JJ Redick made my life yesterday. that game was REMARKABLE, where have we been all season? i must say that game made the whole weekend muches more bareable. it was awesome, i love duke!
kensey's flinstone analogy also made me happy :)
i was just looking at the stanford course catalogue. holy goodness. i only looked at the african-american studies, environmental science, and political science. all the topics i thought were interesting in the first were in the polysci. holy goodness polysci has the most amazing courses!!!!! i want to take them NOW. there's ngo's and social groups in developing/third-world countries, the history of nuclear weapons, chinese politics, history of modern conflicts, reestablishment studies in post-war areas, public opinion and US policy, the studies of literature and public opinion, documentaries on human rights issues and humanitarian issues, the history of democracy, early political philosophy, modern political philosophy, and soooooooooooooooo much more! i wanted to take them ALL. i want to be in college....why can't i be there so i can take those now?
speaking of college, erin and camey find out about duke soon.... :) i hope they get in, i'm sure they will
i'm exhausted and off to bed. too much studying this weekend
i'm excited about college though. next i'll finish stanford's courses, see duke's courses, then see others too. i'm excited already. Current Mood: tired
|Friday, December 2nd, 2005|
HOLY GOODNESS DAD JUST GOT TICKETS FOR THE DUKE GAME ON SUNDAY!!!!! Current Mood: hurray!
Well i'm really tired today and had two tests and two quizzes (i died on the quizzes, but i might've done ok on the tests). but life's getting better so that's always a plus.
i'm so jealous of seniors. all they do is talk about ahhh i want to get into college so i won't have to work any more....or at least the ones at my school do. and then other seniors discuss desires to go backpacking :) both choices sound fantabulous
we had free donuts and hot chocolate today. i had a donut. they are so yummy....we'd tried them in exec on tuesday to make sure they were safe to sell, and i had three because they were really quite good. i love donuts and food that's bad for you. i also love my ipod because it works now. and i like emails because they have brought happy things recently. me and david have decided that kensey, lily, and victoria must come up here during winter break (hint hint if you read this). we've also discovered that we might be in the same SAT prep class...yippie. not for the SAT, but for having friends in SAT prep class to break the boredom. alright off to read or something like that Current Mood: tired but good
|Monday, November 28th, 2005|
Don't you feed me lines about some idealistic future
that's a good line from a good song
my uncle invited me up to the duke game in NY/NJ on december 10 but my parents won't let me go because it's the week before exams. we're going to play texas. i'm mad i can't go.
on a possitive note: i get to go to duke vs penn on dec 7!
quote from jon steward on macy's day parade: what's a better way to celebrate our superiority over indians than with giant floating balloons. just try to shoot these down with your bow and arrows
--that was a parafrase, by the way
i made cookies but i put in too much salt
Tell me am I right to think that there could be nothing better
Than making you my bride and slowly growing old together?
|Sunday, November 20th, 2005|
i was in a slightly better mood today and i really have no clue why. well, not so much better as just plain...i dunno. just nothingness mood i just haven't felt anything today. some things happened on saturday which greatly upset me, but for some reason they haven't sunk in yet i suppose. they it whatever. maybe it's because i had my first real cry in a while in saturday though i didn't do much crying i just got really close to crying a whole lot and talked to katie on the phone about it. that helped a whole lot.
i'm upset because my parents won't let me visit east to see if i'd like to go there next year. they won't hear of me switching schools.
i'm so confused about everything and everybody. i wish i knew what is happening to my life because i really don't get it.
i finally looked at the second CD from david that he gave me back in the beginning of october and now i have some music that i've wanted for a while. title and registration is now on my iPod as is the nothing better by the postal. i really like the postal service, i ought to get some more of their music.
i give up with hw i'm still behind and it's basically hopeless. two tests tomorrow. should be fun Current Mood: blank
|Friday, November 18th, 2005|
well this week was very good up till today. today not so much.
my mom was really weird today. she was telling me how she was at the parent coffee thing and how allison's mom brought up whether or not a child should tell their parents if they know of someone doing drugs. then there was an awkward pause as if she was awaiting a response. then she's like "we thought they should." then another awkward pause. then she says "what do you think" and i just said i think it depends on the situation. weird....
then later she was like "is margaret a dark person?" and i just gave her a weird look and remained noncommental. and there was one other comment she made which i forget right now
my endo is acting up again, i've had like 5 sharp cramps a day this week. and my cat threw up 6 times in a row. not fun.
i have a cramp now
i feel sick
i hate cramps
that's my little poem, yay. speaking of poems, i should probably start my english hw. o wells byebye Current Mood: sleepy
|Monday, November 14th, 2005|
|You can pop but you can't lock
I MISS HUC. it was so amazingly fun. me and jordan almost missed our plane from charlotte to cincinatti (whoops...) but it was OK. and there was a jesus statue inside. and everyone was so nice!!! i miss everyone. i miss mirium and david and sam (yay sam!) and the other sam and jenny and pam and jake and lauren and the oklahoma people who's names are failing me (sry) and jordan (who i'll see sunday so it'll be ok) and brianna and jill and and and EVERYONE. there were more than that. i fail at names. particularly when i'm tired. there were 25 of us jewish poeple. i'm dissappointed that the canadian guy with no birthday didn't show up hehe. we saw a scary temple that looked like a cathedral and i got a t-shirt from the school that i'm wearing now. and we had AMAZING ice cream. and i had a dream where becki feinglos killed me and some other people. it was scary. and we all stayed in smelly dorms and listened to a funny comedian on someone's iPod till it broke. and we had a havdala dance-off and sang the pharoah song and some other songs. we also went to a hip-hop concert. they councilers were very into hip-hop apparently. they "hip-hopped" everything, to use their words. i miss joel and josh and amy and mara (aka cheesenips) and evon and ana. it was really really fun and WAY TOO SHORT.
i had the best school day so far today. nothing happened. i think it was the reminance of cincinatti.
and i got to talk to katie and kensey. yay
must study calculus now and get to SLEEP
yay for good moods, NIGHT. shalom Current Mood: cheerful
|Monday, November 7th, 2005|
i'm bored and i don't want to do my homework. so i'm going to update my lj with a dream i had last night. in my dream, i was living in like this random log cabin which was attached via underground tunnel to a motel which was actually durham academy with dorms. it was kinda scary. the "classrooms" were outside on the patio. but in my dream, i had a brother (i can't remember who it was, but it wasn't andrew) and for some reason i had to have two sisters. so we put up advertisements for a sister. we found one who was from the US (again i can't remember who it was) and one who was from sweden (she was a mixture of sophie and karin....sophie is danish and in my advisory, karin is swedish and from grp). but then there was some issue about the swedish-sister and deer. so they took her away. then me and my brother and my other "sister" all decided we were going to rescue her. so we went through the patio (mr ronco was sittiang there teaching) and walked out onto the grass. then suddenly we were on this mountain. we kept walking back and forth over the mountain to a village and back. when we got to the village they told us we had to do something but i can't remember what. there were a lot of deer there. then we were going back to the motel/da/home/thing and there was a deer standing on the ridge. and it had blue spots which apparently meant that it had never come into contact with humans before. so we had to be really careful to sneak by without it seeing us otherwise it would lose the blue spots. i don't remember the rest. it was a weird dream.
my nose is stiffly and runny. i've needed to sneeze five times now but i haven't been able to. i did surprisingly well on the chem test that i took while i had a fever. today's been pretty uneventful. have to go, dinner
|Saturday, November 5th, 2005|
i'm in a really bad mood right now. i probably shouldn't be posting right now. i feel like bursting into little pieces and crying and breaking things, but i can't. the walls are too thin in this house. if i cried, my parents would just come up here and shout and scream at me like they did every time i cried last year and over the summer. life sucks, i really hate it right now. i better stop now before i say something incriminating, i've almost done so five times now Current Mood: horrible