- member since April 24, 2009
Ha, now I'm the super late one. Been so so so so so so busy, sorry.
Oh yes, the finish line dying try... at least, it feels like that.
Oh yes, you'll eventually see that the honors/AP path will be way different kids than the college prep pathway.
And since you are in cross country, I'm pretty sure you'll get in contact with some upper classmen since those in sports at least seem a bit more mature.
Really? Huh, over here an A equals a 4 no matter what. YES! Cushioning is a great strategy! Always leave yourself with a lot of room to fall because it is so much easier to fall than it is to climb back up. So, leave your grades and GPA as high as you can so that if you managed to hurt them somehow, then you will fall but you fell from so high that you are still safe.
The only way I can see of being productive but not being at any extreme when you got nothing to do is video games. Video games are the answer to all your problems...
Actually, don't take me too seriously right now.... I got a lot of work on my mind anyways. So I'm probably spouting nonsensical nonsense that is worse than usual.
About music theory... (oh god, here comes a rant) I HATE IT SO MUCH ASSDFSADFASDF AAAARGHH! I can never, ever, ever remember anything and it just ends up being such a waste of time (and I feel like it doesn't help me at all, just makes my improv/other playing more awkward 'cause I'm thinking about all these random rules). So yep. It sucks. But maybe one day...
I didn't like that episode for a different reason. The first Angel episode was A-to-the-MAYYYZING, but the ones after that were just a rip off, 'cause I feel like Moffat just wanted some more success from something that he already did before. So they are just kinda bland. But that's just my opinion.
Eh, it's a weird red. K, so I looked at the dye I bought (recommended by my awesome hair stylist mind you!) and on the back it said "lasts 3-30 washes". -.- Wow. Guess what? My hair was the three. XD
Oh well. It was cool while it lasted. :)
BUT NOW! I bought a different dye that my friends use. And it's pink. And yes. AWESOME SAUCE!
Oookay. Off the topic of hair. For now. XD Read, read, read, read. There are only two chapters up so far. :3 Pweeese? Okay, I'll stop bothering you. :)
Lucky ducky. I don't have any days off for a while now. Poop. I like days off. They make me happy. Yes. Very happy. Like a happy birdie in the sky. I'm ranting again, aren't I?
Improv is the BEST. It's like... the MOST FUN. FUNNEST. THAT'S NOT A WORD. Oh well.
*improvises again* XD Oops. Carried away. Again. I need to stop that. :)
AAAH, watched the episode! AHHH! THEY DIE! NOOO!
Hi! I'm asking for Hogwarts Monthly, what are your 5 favorite scary or Halloween themed movies to watch?
AAAAH just dyed my own hair. YUP. Sorry, you're the first person I've told YET (haven't had time to go on fb yet XD) so you get to hear my rant. IT'S RED! AAH!
Anyway, I just got my next chapter up of my fanfic. *cheers* You should read it.
BAM! Lol, just got my first review. *cheers again*
...I am in a very excited mood right now... Must be the hair. Oops.
Haha, sleep is always the best. We had a leap day today so we didn't have school. So I SLEPT! For twelve hours. Oh, the wonderfulness. *sings with happiness*
*improvs on sax with happiness*
So... This didn't have that much meaningful info... But reply anyway? :) Oh, and I NEED to watch Doctor Who! *runs away to watch it*
Oh I know, right? I mean, don't use up all your energy at the start. But how the HECK are we supposed to do that when the sudden rush of adrenaline comes in when everyone starts off, and everyone numbers a few hundred girls? So difficult.
I have so many easy ways to relate Freshmen. It is not that Freshmen are evil or something, they are just naturally more immature. Which makes sense, since everyone that is grown had to start from the bottom. But the other day, I brought 100 chocolate chip cookies to school. So this guy, in what I assumed was a group of sophomores, asks for a cookie. Sure, I gave him one and he split it with his buddies. Then one of his buddies said, 'this is such a good cookie, do you think there is weed in it?' "MEGA FACEPALM" Obvious freshmen with their ridiculous ideas. "sighs"
Whoo! All A's! Good job! And yeah... If your grade system is like mine, an A is considered an 'A' no matter what, whether it is 90 or 100 percent. What I believe is the best route is to get those classes that you find easiest with a bunch of credit and work extra hard in the harder classes. But if you don't get 100% in everything, there is nothing wrong with that. As long as you are putting your best in and not overstressing yourself out and as long as you are GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP. I cannot stress the last aspect enough, because everyone starts getting 5 hour nights eventually. I've had a couple two hour nights myself, and I so craaaashed in 4th period... So... your priority should be doing what you are CAPABLE of in each section. Just your best, nothing less. Because then, even if you get a little less than what you aimed for, you will know that it had everything behind it. And a few extra points are always worth it. But I've been in Honors and AP classes for the last three years, so you always need a cushion. If you have any class that is making you struggle, make sure you have extra points going in so that you do not freak out when the final comes around and realize that everything is riding on that test's results.
I never really liked having downtime, because then I get time to think. I've found thinking to be my enemy. "smiles sadly" But a time to relax, I could agree with.
The site is "yourtvseri.es". Type it in exactly like that. It's super easy to use, and really pwetty. :)
Wow, 5 hours? That's intense for YO. I mean, Pit Orchestra is long, but YO was never that long for me... How many times a week do you have it?! Aw, Saturdays are like the best day of the week though... Seriously... Relaxing and nice...
Haha, that's my issue with musical people. However, I've realized recently that there are certain instruments that are worse than others. I started with flute, and for some reason, the majority of flute players are either suuuuper duper mean or really weird. So then I started saxophone. GOD! ALL THE SAX PLAYERS ARE AWESOME! Like, all of them are cool. Then there are trumpets, and they're like the most annoying people. And trombones are usually the pimps. XD But then there's Jazz Band where everyone is magically awesome. Yup. My rant is over.
Haha, I have that sometimes. I just have the urge to PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE. I have that with most things. Like I'll just randomly write something. Or randomly go and friend random people on fb, as long as I have like a hundred mutual friends with them. Yep. Urges.
Okay, I'll shut up for now. XD
Hahaha, so true. Except I seem to have time anyway. Aw, well at least you're "taking charge" as all the counselors always say. XD I don't really watch anything when it broadcasts, but there's this amazing site I use which has pretty much every show. Illegally. Oh well. XD
Ah, I wish my Youth Orchestra was as fun as yours! I did it last year, but it was kinda boring. :( And a waste of my Monday evening. Double :((
BUT! I have inspiration with Jazz Band! The first alto is SERIOUSLY AWESOME! He's like AMAZING. ASDFASDF. I can't take it! Oh, and this other senior told me to sign up for pit band (I forget if I already posted this?) which is supposed to be super fun. And filled with talented people. For inspiration. Yup. Can't wait. Oh, and it starts tomorrow. :))))
Haha, and about practicing... I'm actually doing it this year! .O.
Oh thank goodness we write essays. Sorry for such a late reply, been a tad busy. Also been a tad mood-swingy... weird...
Yes, 30th place is a nice place. I did an invitational last Saturday and ran on average 9 min miles (I think)... got 171st place. I'm satisfied since I was not last and it was hot. It got so hot they cut off a hill in the race and there was quite a bit of ambulance activity. Really scary, someone got heat stroke and went into a seizure. It was a hard race, and we got another meet tomorrow in the afternoon that is about 2 and a half miles. I swear, racing really steals your energy, the initial burst from the starting line just takes everything.
It is a vicious cycle, but everyone on both ends recognize it. But I swear, sometimes I can spot freshmen from a mile away by how so incredibly immature they are being. Seriously, who swears so much and uses the word '(I can't put it in since Shelfari bans it)'?
Life is truly a journey and finding yourself is more difficult than they make it. And yes, people skills are important. Not necessarily crazy or loud mouth and stuff, just being able to connect. One thing I really learned last year is that everyone has a story, and everyone seems to be pretty good at hiding it. I know I'm one of those people, I definitely hide everything from people at school... although some people are starting to break through, I'm so thankful for those people. But don't worry about that! I swear, high school will give friends to last, at least in my experience.
Oh yes, sometimes you gotta play along in real life to pretend you get it. But it is nice that online is just BAM... instant connection.
I'm sure you could make all A's! The first step to success is believing in yourself. And yes, the best goal is to do your best. The only standards that matter are your own, despite what anyone else says. And yes, everyone does mess up, and it is not best to dwell on them. But sometimes, a solid reminder, a solid memento, can remind someone how it felt to fail, how it felt to let down your goals, in my case to let down my brother... I will not let him down, because he counts on me. Failure is not an option to be accepted or accidentally occur leisurely. Best way to live is to work hard, because it is a real damper when you live with a regret. And sadly past experiences are not necessarily easy to let go... quite frankly, my eighth grade year still... 'bound' me until I found some freedom last semester. Took around three years to get an inch.
I know! Cross country is one of the best things that has happened to me! Everyone does the same work, goes for the same goal of full effort, and it is really cool. It truly is a bonding experience... and quite frankly there is never a dull moment in cross country. XD Today at practice, some girls where climbing into this pile of three tractor tires... they got four girls to fit in... it was hilarious! And then spaghetti dinner was twice as fun... really cool stuff.
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And this week was really perfect. There weren't any villains which is how life is most of the time anyway and LiKE IT GAVE ME LOTS OF FEELINGS I REALLY LOVE DOCTOR WHO.
But yeah it was awesome. I dunno what next week is going to be like. The preview was rather vague.
Thanks. :) BUT it was supposed to last for a whole month and it's already barely visible. :-/ Sadness. I'm gonna go to the store my hair stylist showed me and buy more dye. And then dye my own hair. Like a boss. Hopefully I won't poison myself. Or make my hair explode. Or make some other scary thing happen to me.
So. What's up in your life? How's that Doctor Who club you told us about? :)
I did have a meet on Friday. It wasn't that bad, but now I understand how intense it is. I got 30th place, since it was only Senior girls running. It was hard. And I know, right? I've been getting these weird mixed feelings about cross country too. Sometimes I hate it so much and would rather be doing karate, but at other times I love it so much I want to keep going.
Oh, and some girls are amazing. I know some that can do 6 minute miles. Which is... plain amazing, and I'm happy for them girls.
XD That reminds me of seniors. Since you are a freshman, you are going to be made fun of. It isn't because there is anything to be made fun of... I think. Feels more like a tradition. But now that I'm a senior... mwa ha ha! Hee hee.
It isn't the worse thing in the world to be hard on yourself. Unless you start shaming yourself for not becoming a genius neurosurgeon at age 10. There should be no one who knows you better than yourself... well, maybe God. But anyways, what other people think don't mean as much. I've had the same problems... still do XD. And I feel like my boat is a lot like yours. Both feel like loners who want to better understand if someone cares, or approves, and happen to act so it looks like we are really social. All I know is, never give up being yourself. I did, for about a year... worst year of my life. Not that I'm worried you'll do something like that. I know you'll keep true to yourself and your friends. One thing I love about high school is that you can find the best people, friendships to last forever. Since my problem has always been insecurity about friends, that is a great relief for me. I'm sure you'll have a great year. :)
Online interaction is easier, I'll admit. And it is pretty strong, too. I can understand why some people stay away from it sometimes, though. What's nice about this setting is that you hear the words, imagine the reaction, and can laugh as loud as you want without worrying. Plus, there is no fear of saying anything, is there? Everyone is here for each other. Family! I would not agree that these places are for creepy losers, but I'll agree to 'people with no life'. XD
Please, don't bow down. I haven't even started school yet. Maybe if I get '5's on all my AP tests. Although, I doubt I'll manage that... "sighs" My goal this year is to get all A's and to get at least one '5' in AP Biology. Last year I screwed up, really bad. Horrible. And I'm still not over it, still get depressed occasionally. And I've never heard people being so obsessed with same classes than... well, I'm not one to talk. Heh heh. And yeah, hanging out with friends after school works perfect... wait... "facepalm" It should, if you are normal. :\
Ha, I can understand that! I usually call everyone a friend, assuming I know their name and at least two things about them.