Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's related

I made more cookies guys!!

Also, I've started knitting a red scarf for my stepmom.

I've been so productive (not really). I still have 2 group projects to work on for school and I haven't touched either of them :/

Needless to say after I finish this blog post that's what I'll be doing.

As far as resolutions go I've already fulfilled what I would have pledged to do anyways (drink at least 3 bottles of water a day and start a new functional hobby). Instead I've decided to compose a list of things that I need to acquire before I go to college:

-A new winter coat (since mine was stolen)
-A hair dryer
-A small, but sturdy bookshelf
-A bank account (sad that I don't already have one... then again I always have cash handy)
-A tiny umbrella that I can fit in my purse
-A laptop
-More art supplies (watercolors, acrylics, charcoal--- you know, the basics)

And that's just the tip of the iceberg, but for now it's a start.


Friday, December 30, 2011


Guys. I've found my new thing. Knitting.

And before you mock me for being an "old lady" like many of my family members, think about how awesomely functional it is. For those friends that are hard to buy for? I can now knit them a gift. Not to mention if I ever need a sweater, I no longer have to shop around for the 'perfect' one.

I'm no expert or anything, but I've managed to knit myself an infinity scarf over the past few days. Hopefully I'll eventually be able to make something awesome like this, that Eeshie suggested. Tomorrow I'm going to buy more yarn so that I can feed my knitting habit. Sadly, I was given a book for Christmas about knitting, but I'm a bit slow so I've had to resort to watching youtube tutorial videos in order to learn techniques. BUT, I knit on!

Guys. Really. You'll never be cold and lonely if you knit. And not just because you can knit yourself dolls and scarves to keep yourself warm. It's because people feel really special when stuff is made for them so they'll at least pretend to be your friend in order to get some mittens out of the relationship.

Just kidding.

Knitting is awesome though. Err'body should do it. It's better than drugs.... At least I would hope so.

Ok. I'm going to bed.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Still sick

Christmas has gone and passed this year and I have to say that gift wise, this Christmas was awesome.

Other wise, it's been a little crummy.

I still have the flu (the worst has past though) and my sister has come down with the chicken pox.


Not really.

I have a pile of homework that I have yet to touch...

And I have no idea how everything is getting done.

On the bright side, I've started knitting! Yay!

Friday, December 23, 2011

2 days till

I’m obsessed guys. I’m obsessed with making origami hearts out of dollar bills.
And thanks to the recent influx of cash from MY FIRST EVER PHOTO GIG I’ve been able to feed my habit. Let’s start at the beginning. Last Wednesday my yearbook adviser asked if I was going to be free over the weekend. I, being the lazy, awkward social pariah that I am said “No, not really,” with flippant shrug. It’s a good thing that I wasn't busy because she had already volunteered me to take pictures at the wedding of the daughter of a registrar at our school. When I met with Mrs. So n’ So she was a busy blur. She briefed me: I needed to take reception pictures at their venue from 2:30 to 4:30 and I would be paid $50.

I had to keep my eyes from jumping out of their sockets I was so excited. I asked if my sister could tag along to help and she agreed that it would be better with two photographers there. She bought the cards that we needed for our DSLR cameras and last Saturday I spent my afternoon acting like a professional, trying to capture intimate happy exchanges between the guests at the wedding. Since I am inwardly a creeper this was the perfect job for me. Also, there was probably around 200-300 guests there.

My principal was there and she was very impressed with my work ethic.

I was a bit stressed because there were people from my school there and I felt a bit like an outsider, but then I remembered that I was there to work, and not there to avoid socializing with people that I don’t really mesh well with. Once I got over myself I ended up having a lot of fun.
The bridal photographer seemed a little miffed that my sister and I were there and every now and then I would catch him glaring at me, but I got over that too. I was hired to take pictures of the guests, not the bride. I was NOT encroaching on his territory. I mean, he was probably being paid 10x what I was getting paid so I don’t really know why he had his panties in a twist.

I ended up spending a generous portion of my money on Christmas gifts for other people, but I like seeing people’s face’s light up when they open gifts, so I’m kind of glad that I’m back where I started: broke.

Well, not completely broke….

Thursday, December 22, 2011

December 22

I have been baking and making goodies for most of Christmas break. My house smells like the Keebler elf factory.
Today I had a secret santa gift exchange with five other friends at Panda Express and it was pretty awesome. My friend Madelyne (who is starting a blog!) made me an awesome Ravenclaw tile and bought me an awesome camera lens cup!

I liked the fact that our exchange was small and intimate because we were all able to pick out the perfect gifts for each other.

On another note, I still can’t believe that Christmas is only a few days away. The weather has been so sporadic in Texas that it makes it hard to even think that it’s Christmastime. Not to mention there’s been a lot of drama surrounding a nativity scene in a town nearby mine and it’s honestly really stupid. Some people in Wisconsin or something want them to remove the scene from the court house lawn due to the fact that it melds church and state.

As someone who is passively religious, I could care less if it was a Menorah, Nativity Scene, or a reindeer taking a huge crap on the lawn. Personally I find all holiday decorations beautiful and I think it’s pointless to throw such a big fit over something so little. I understand we have a freedom of religion clause in our US constitution, but instead of eliminating the representation of a certain religion I think we should foster equal representation. Also, Texas (and anywhere south of the Mason Dixon line) is going to be SUPER Christian. There’s no getting around it. I don’t know.

I guess I should step down off my soapbox and retire to bed.

Did I mention that I’m sick? I managed to stay healthy while at school, but as soon as I get home I end up catching something from my little brother (who has pneumonia). Needless to say I’ll be taking a hefty dose of Nyquil and be sleeping with the Vicks humidifier on tonight.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I’m not dead!

No, but for realz. Almost every time I managed to find a bit of spare time to blog I ended up having something come up.

Things I have wanted to blog about:
-My second experience giving blood
-Art world BS
-MY BIRTHDAY. (I’m legal y’all!)
-College stress

Reasons why I haven’t been able to blog:
-I’ve been volunteering at various Christmas things for the past few weekends
-Last minute cram sessions for tests
-Scholarship deadlines
-Christmas shopping
-My dad needed me to take screenshots of 550 (yes FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY) pages and then crop them and email them to him in increments of 50
-I’ve been busy in the kitchen making Christmas goodies

And I so missed being able to write about my day and vent everything that I’ve been bottling up for the past MONTH. So, to combat this awful crime of an unwanted hiatus I am scheduling 30 minutes of blog time. Every day. Of course, this is easier said than done so we’ll see how it goes.

Monday, November 28, 2011


My cat is attempting to lay on my keyboard and it's making it incredibly hard for me to type and procrastinate about doing my AP study questions for Macbeth.

But, I need to inform the world about the travesty that is my yearbook staff. In fact, I don't even consider most of them staffers. Yes, that is how bad they are.

They refuse to take ANY initiative whatsoever, and then complain when they have no material to work with.

Ok. They are given a spread to complete. Usually it's something non ambiguous like a club page or student page (history, art, science, pep rally, homecoming, etc.). As the person in charge of that spread/page it's their responsibility to 1)write the story for their page 2)take or request that pictures be taken for their spread 3)write captions for their spread 4)interview or request for someone to interview students for their page AND FINALLY 5)make sure that everything is done BEFORE or AT deadline.

Honestly I wouldn't be upset if they weren't playing games during class, doing other homework, and just acting like incompetent children.

Is it that hard to look in the photo folder (that is sorted by month and week) to find pictures for their page? Is it that hard to ask me or the other editor to help them with their story? Is it that hard to ask the class if someone can cover an event?

I understand people have jobs and extracurricular activities. I understand. I'm a leader in many things around the school, not to mention all of my AP classes. I UNDERSTAND things get hectic and sometimes it seems that there's not enough time, but I promise THERE IS.

Would I be blogging if I didn't think I was going to be able to finish my Macbeth assignment before tomorrow? No.

I just wish they would use their time in class and just work on their page throughout the time it's assigned to them instead of waiting A WEEK before deadline to start ANYTHING.

It's gotten to the point where I meet with each staffer individually to see their progress. I have a handful of good ones that do their job and do good work, but they don't make up for the lazy/incompetent ones that don't. Also, I'm an editor. Which means I have to multitask and work on 935786y397 things at once. I don't have time to hold someone's hand for 10 minutes, literally standing over their shoulder making sure they're working and being productive. Today I was working on 3 different pages and helping the staffers AND still managed to get stuff done.

It's gotten to the point where if I can't deal with a staffer (because they're acting like a dumbass) I just let the other editor Ashley deal with them.

Jeez. If I hear ONE complaint from someone concerning me I will blow a gasket. I just want to be all, "BITCH, I'm the E-D-I-T-O-R. Ashley, and I CONTROL your grades. " Seriously. I gave a few of them 70s and 80s because they had nothing done. And that's only because our supervisor refused to let us fail them. This is how I feel 85% of the time dealing with them:
Ah well. Only 3 weeks until Christmas break... Then I don't have to see their lazy faces until January. Sometimes I wish I could clone Ashley and myself so we could do the book by ourselves.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving recap

Oh dear.
It’s been a while hasn’t it?
I guess I should start at the beginning.

Field Trip
My AP Art History class took a trip up to Dallas to visit the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Fine Art. I thoroughly enjoyed the sculpture center, and even though this guy:
…wasn’t our docent I still found everything highly interesting. Now at the Dallas Museum… oh man. Our docent led tour was only supposed to be 40 minutes, but it lasted over an hour and a half and we had only seen FIVE pieces of art. FIVE. Finally for the last 30 minutes we got to roam around on our own, but I really wished I hadn’t wasted an hour and a half of my time to “study” (we honestly knew more about the art than our docent) FIVE pieces of art.
Luckily, our teacher said that when we go back in the spring she’ll let us roam on our own.

Thanksgiving break
A week of pure bliss. I can honestly say that I have done very little of my loads of homework. I should probably be doing that now…
On Monday I volunteered at my town’s Thanksgiving food drive.
Then Tuesday I started my 3 day Thanksgiving extravaganza at my stepmom’s parents’ house. We had thanksgiving lunch there and I stuffed myself full of meat and bread. Then the next day we decorated for Christmas. Thursday my family and I went to my grandma’s house and had Thanksgiving lunch and dinner. My aunt trimmed my hair (no more unsightly split ends!) and my parents got another reminder of what well behaved children my siblings and I are compared to my cousins.

Later that day I got to meet Bernice, the woman who practically raised my dad. She was my grandparent’s housekeeper for the majority of my dad and uncle’s childhood. She’s 81 and lives on a dilapidated piece of land literally out in the ‘boondocks’ of east Texas. My grandma said that my dad spent more time at Bernice's house than they did at their own grandmother's house. I can't blame them. Nanny was mean.
Me, looking aloof. This was Bernice's old house that is pretty much in shambles now. She lives right next to in double wide trailer.

I hate to sound cynical, but to my family, it seems that Thanksgiving is just another excuse to cook and gossip about each other. Not that I’m not thankful for everything, but that’s just the vibe my family gives off.

Since I didn't see my mom for Thanksgiving I sent her a message over facebook wishing her a happy Thanksgiving. Instead of a “you too!” or “thank you!” I received a “make sure you cleanse yourself with plenty of water from all the food you ate. Make sure your sisters are washing their faces and brushing their teeth too.” But I guess that’s my mom’s way of showing that she cares.
So here I am now:I should really be doing some homework.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Something to brighten your week

Things that are stressing me:

  1. Prom being in March
  2. Finding a date to Prom
  3. Christmas shopping
  4. Plans for my birthday
  5. Keeping my grades up and weaseling my way up another 3 or 4 spots in rank so that I'm in the top 10% for sure (I have to be at least 25-30)
Things that make me happy:
  1. My cat drinking out of our faucets and literally throwing tennis balls at our walls
  2. Not having a lot of AP work in English (I'll have to read Macbeth over Thanksgiving though)
  3. Thanksgiving
  4. Getting things in the mail, and sending mail out
  5. Field trips and wearing dresses

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Where has the time gone?


I've been avoiding the computer.

I'm scared to check my email because I honestly haven't touched it in a week.

I lost the hard copy of my college essay which I wrote on a friend's computer, and he had to wipe his computer clean so it no longer exists.

Plus I'm so burnt out on staring at a computer for yearbook that all I want to do when I get home is watch Iron Chef or a random movie, but I can't. Because I have homework. And I've been overcome with the need to spend time with my little brother.


Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things soon. I'm going on yet another field trip Thursday to the Dallas art museums and I'm hoping that after that I can find time to write, send out letters, and start planning a secret Santa exchange.

I have to admit though, due to Facebook I don't really feel like I'm neglecting my blogger friends :)

*Edit: I've sent in a college app. I can't handle this. I feel happy, but nervous.

Friday, November 4, 2011

"Just because boys kiss you doesn't mean they like you."

The above is some sage advice from one of my college friends.

I was talking with her at a football game Friday and I was just asking her about her classes and whatnot when my friend Hang walks up and sits down next to us.

Hang is awesome, but as soon as she sat down the conversation veered from academics and professors to boys. And girls. And the fun stuff that you can do in college.

As my college friend divulged her various exploits we all leaned in and ooh-ed and awe-ed in jealousy and fascination at her experiences, even if they were cringe-worthy (and some of them really were).

After perhaps 10 minutes of chitchatting the woman in front of us turns around, her face contorted in distaste and said, "You need to turn the smut down. It's starting to get really bad."

And we were all like:
And my friend was like, "Okkkaaaayyyy." And we promptly moved to the colder, remote part of the football stand that only the "cool" 13 year olds and pot heads sit at.

Honestly, if she didn't want to hear anything offensive she shouldn't have sat in the student section. Also, after a few minutes of observation I realized that her son was a band student. Why is this observation important?

I don't think she realizes the amount of "smut" that her son engages in that is actually a million times worse than anything she heard while eavesdropping on our conversation.

What makes it even funnier is the fact that my friend didn't even say anything that explicit other than the fact that frat guys get pretty rowdy.... The really explicit stuff she mimed. And unless that lady had eyes in the back of her head then I doubt she really had any reason to scold.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I think one of my friends may be bipolar or schizophrenic. And I’m not jumping to conclusions or anything. Year after year I’ve watched her slip deeper and deeper into her mental state and I’m honestly worried about her.

She’s been diagnosed with anxiety problems, but I think it’s more than that. I have anxiety, and whenever I get really bad I shut down and want to cry. I don’t want anyone to talk to me, touch me, or even look at me. She gets argumentative. She can go from loving a person and thinking that they’re awesome to loathing them because they merely expressed worry about her. She thinks that people are constantly out to get her and she can’t handle everyday situations like stress, deadlines, minor confrontations, or multitasking. She’s not empathetic towards others, which makes them feel frustrated towards her.

I don’t know what to do. I don’t want her to hate me, but I also want her to get help. Maybe I should suggest she talk to a therapist/psychiatrist so she could vent to someone other than her friends? Would that be pushing it?

Because when she’s happy she’s great, but once she gets upset she gets violent and has uncontrollable anger. I’m worried about her.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Falling behind.

I have two tests that I need make up from Friday. Plus a ton of extra homework and studying that I've put off because it's Halloween week and I'm swamped. Taking a college trip Friday to a college that I'm not even considering going to was a bit dumb, but saying no to a free day is like saying no to --- to... I don't know. I can't even think right now.

I made a 99 on my Environmental Science test (without doing outlines for bonus points!), but I'm worried about our quiz on Tuesday. Ugh. All I can think about is my research paper due Monday that I have yet to write, my test that I'm going to take Monday morning in government, and the test that I'm going to have to make up in my math class.

All I want to do is go to art school and paint and eat Subway. Ugh. I can do it. I can catch up.

I just want Halloween to be over with. And I want it to be Thanksgiving break so that I can have a week to sleep in and cuddle with my cat. Not that I don't waste enough time doing that now, but it'd be nice to do so without feeling guilty that I'm not doing more important things.

Anyways, here are some pictures of me having fun.

All the other pictures are pretty self explanatory aside from this grouping. There was this guy at the college who was so was so aware of his coolness he felt the need to roll around campus on his extra long longboard. As we walked around I saw him in various locations and I couldn't help but snap some pictures because I'm weird. And I like to take pictures.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Q&A video! #2

Ok. This took me forever. But now it's done. :D

Oh, and sorry for the bad camera holding. I was using a flip.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Short Interruption

I'm working on the Q&A right now, and I have the majority of it filmed, but I have TWO major tests this week so I haven't really had any time to walk down to the cemetary to film or anything... Eh.

ANYWAYS, my friend Austin who goes to UT Austin arranged Judas by Lady Gaga for the bell tower chime things (I have no idea what they're actually called) and got to play it! Mad props to him because that is probably the hardest song to do for the bell tower.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Update, and Q&A


I've been studying, field tripping, and family reunioning it up. Plus tons of other stuff, but I'm a bit short on time so I won't write about it. Long story short: I've had a fun/bad day that culminated in grouchiness, October thus far has been insane and I'm literally working project to project, and the only thing I'm ahead in is my studio art portfolio, my little sister (who is a freshman) is a bitch, and I'm still making a B in government.

ANYWAYS, I promised a video for October, and a grand total of 5 people voted in my poll and 3 voted for me to do another Q&A. A promise is a promise. Last time I ended up answering a ton of questions so I'm going to limit it to two questions per person. For the list of stuff I already answered, read these comments, and just in case you didn't see the video it's here.

I've decided to film in random locations, and in the spirit of Halloween I've decided for one of the scenes I'm going to film in the cemetery that's at the end of my road. Literally. I live down the street from a cemetery.

So.... Ask away!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Making Time

I officially hate myself for procrastinating. What is wrong with me?

Usually at this point in the week I’m ahead in my homework, but I find myself just barely on task. And I find myself wasting time due to my inability to focus. I tried reading for AP Art History and I had to re-read a paragraph 3 times before I knew what was going on. Any work that can be pushed off until the weekend doesn't get done until then. Gah.

And I’m stressing myself out because I’m going to be missing A LOT of class in the next few months because of field trips that are mostly mandatory.

Today I took a deep breath and relaxed by painting pottery at The Mud Hut; a little pottery place owned by my friend Madelyn’s family. I went with my friend Andria, who needed to do some relaxing as well. I keep hearing all this drama that’s going on with boyfriends, friends, enemies, and even though I have absolutely no part in it I can’t help but feel stressed out by that too.

My friends have already started talking about Prom dates even though prom isn’t until May. That stresses me out too. I refuse to actually ask I guy (for multiple reasons that I will explain later) and the guys that I would even want to take have recently turned 21, which is one year over the age limit :/.

All this stress is not pretty. See this face?

It’s not a happy, cute, “Hey you should ask me to prom!” face.

Anyways, here are some pictures because I feel bad for not being able to blog as often.

The Mud Hut!This is the mug that I painted for my stepmom's birthday, which is Sunday. It has a dragonfly for each person in our family. I'm excited to see what it'll look like once it's fired in the kiln!
I can't wait to see what my tile will look like once it's glazed :3
IT RAINED. What is this magical liquid falling from the sky?
Owl Nails! I put my own twist on them though.
My friend Rebekka made me a flower out of a kneaded eraser!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

So much has happened.

At this point I'm past explaining the lack of blogging that I've been doing. I've been caught up in a whirlwind of homework, tests, football games, volunteering, and whatnot.

I finally got my report card on Friday and I only had 1 B and it was in AP Government. -.- Le sigh. That class does not sit well with me. I love the teacher, the discussions, and (most) of the people in my class, but for some reason I do horribly on all of the quizzes in there. I make As and Bs on the tests but since each quiz is equivalent to half of a test my grades aren't as good in the class as I'd want them to be. Oh well. I made all As in my other classes.

This past week was homecoming week, so I was at my wit's end trying to study for my FIVE tests whilst writing papers, making a brochure, doing yearbook stuff--- all while trying to have a sliver of a social life.

Luckily my non-AP friends have begrudgingly started to understand that I'm not trying to blow them off, I just have a lot on my plate right now.

Yesterday I volunteered at a Christmas (yes, I know it's only October!) merchandising event and I had the pleasure of working with the sweetest old ladies on the face of the planet. They made me feel so happy. Almost all of them were retired, or close to retiring and I was amazed at how sociable and active they were! They gave me great advice on a plethora of things ranging from men, to travelling, and even jobs. Gah, when I get old I want to be awesome like them. Also yesterday I went cat hunting with my stepmom and little brother.

We went to four different places before we went to the animal shelter where we found Tom (who was originally named Spunky O.O) who is a 9 month old grey kitty with white markings!
He's so sweet, and he loves to cuddle and be held. I'm so glad that my dad FINALLY let us get a cat after literally YEARS of begging. It's only been a day and I'm completely sold on cats. They're low maintenance, do their business in a box, and aren't as dependent as dogs.

Right now I just want it to be Thanksgiving break. I'm tired of waking up at 5am, doing homework, and not being able to have time to even eat lunch on certain days because I'm studying or doing other school stuff. UGH. Oh well, at least I have a sweet kitty to come home to!

p.s. I'm trying to catch up on everyone's blogs, and I've already compiled 9 songs that I FOR SURE want to put on my fall CD for the CD exchange :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

September progress report

  1. I'm ALMOST in the top 10%. I'm ranked 30 out of 288. Yes. That's right. I only have to jump up a few more spots and I'm IN. Once I'm in scholarships moneyz will start rolling in and I'll be set. Also, some colleges do automatic acception if you're in the top 10%.
  2. I'm in LOVE with our blogger family group on Facebook. It almost sort of makes up for the fact that I can rarely blog during weekdays anymore.
  3. I made a 99 on my AP English project and a 100 on my AP Environment project. At the rate I'm going at now I should be able to weasel my way into the top 10%. A lot of AP kids are either failing, or making substandard grades, so I feel pretty confident. Is is wrong that I like that they're not doing as well as me? Does that make me evil? Or a bad person? Pfffttt... Who am I kidding, I really need the scholarship money.
  4. Now that it's the weekend I can finally watch TV! I think I average a grand total of 2 hours during the week? However, my weekends have begun disappearing on me because of homework and other school stuff.
  5. This has brought me
  6. My friends. Let me introduce you to Lensbaby. It's amazing. It's wonderful. I LOVE MANUALLY CHANGING THE APERTURE. For everyone that could care less about cameras, it's pretty much just a specialty lens that allows you to take pictures with cool focal effects that you usually have to get through Photoshop nowadays. Here are some sample pictures that I took at a football game last night.

Oh. And that's me. Hugging my TV because the new episode of Doctor Who was on.

Anywho. September was nice. October will be hectic. On Monday I have an Art Club meeting after school that will last until 4:30ish that I have to preside over because I'm president, and then a Z-club meeting at 5:30. Then I have to go home, make cupcakes, and get ready for Tuesday which is my school's homecoming carnival, meaning that Tuesday night is completely blown.

I'm really hoping that none of my teachers assign homework because it's probably not going to be done. By anyone. Because the entire school will be in 'homecoming' mode.

So far I've been so swamped with homework that I haven't had time to blog, or catch up on blogs. But that's what weekends are for.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Speedos are awkward

Oh my goodness. Please, for the love of everything decent in the universe--- if you're a guy just don't. Don't ever wear a speedo in the presence of a female. Never ever. Unless you have the body of a Greek god (and let's not try and be delusional fellas. There's a reason why Hollister didn't hire you as a model).

Anyways, I woke up early this Saturday to take pictures at my school's invitational swim meet and I nearly had a heart attack when I discovered that EVERY guy on the swim team sans one donned a Speedo. Not to be rude or mean, but I don't think my eyes will ever be able to recover. Ever.

I did have fun taking pictures though. Out of the bazillion that I took this one is probably one of my favorites that I can post. I didn't want to use any that showed anyone's face, or one that we could potentially use in the yearbook.

I had a HUGE Sigma 100-300mm lens and I used a Canon EOS 60D so I felt a little overwhelmed by the equipment, but after a while I got used to the massive weight of the lens juxtaposed by the lightness of the camera itself. I'm really trying my best to learn more about cameras and whatnot, but I get confused really easily, especially when people start talking about ISOs and f-stops, whatever those are. Pfft, honestly I just mess around until stuff starts to look good.

The only thing I had an issue with was actually capturing pictures of the swimmers, in motion, with a recognizable face. You have no idea how hard that is. In yearbook we have to use pictures that show recognizable facial features, which at times can be very limiting. Ah, well I managed to get some decent pictures and I'm sure I'll have the opportunity to get more seeing as this is only the first swim meet of the season (does swim even have a season?).

Anyways, this was just a little update/quasi public service announcement about speedos.

On another note, class ranks have been sent out and I'm a little frazzled. My parents have yet to check the P.O. Box so I'm a little anxious to see if I've gone up or down. Regardless, I know the rank will be slightly inaccurate because of all the people who have dropped AP at the beginning this year... GAH. I NEED TO KNOW MY RANK. I need to know if I've clawed my way up from the top 15% of my class....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Time to take off the band-aid

While I've had a plethora of things to blog about, I seem to have lacked time to actually write anything out.

I'll get the bad things out of the way first.

1) I no longer have my dog Bear. My dad took him to the animal shelter just a few hours ago because he'd finally lost his patience. We literally could not leave the house because my dog had so much anxiety he would destroy everything. Just last week we left the house for 20 minutes and he had managed to get a bottle of Aspirin off the kitchen counter top and chewed through the bottle and ate all the pills. Luckily he puked them up, but still. He's ruined the mini blinds and door in our main bathroom and has destroyed A LOT of my belongings. Let's just say I had more patience than my dad and the only reason we had him so long was because I refused to let my dad give him away.

2) A friend of mine recently found out that this guy she had been seeing had been arrested. He didn't tell her why at first, but apparently it was because he was in possession of drugs. And he lied to my friend. And she's in a really fragile emotional state. And I really want to punch him in the face because this isn't the first time he's made her cry so hard that she can't even come to school the next day. I'm hoping that once he goes to rehab he'll clean up, but I'm not too optimistic. I just hope my friend will end things with him, despite how strongly she feels towards him. :(

On the bright side, my parents have decided to let me get a kitten. I've always wanted a cat. My grandmother has threatened to stop visiting if we get a cat. (yessssssss!) I'm sure she'll visit regardless.

Also I ate some yummy Vietnamese food with some friends of mine today after school and we made this video for my friend Kenneth who HATES it when people say "NOMNOMNOMNOMNOM".

It was kind of awkward because I felt like my friend Hang was trying to hook me up with this one guy... Eh... I don't know. It was weird, but luckily he left a little early so it wasn't too bad.

I feel like I should post some pictures.
This guy is too big for this tiny car.
Now you guys can prank call this place. They speak really good Engrish.
Yes. I look very attractive mid-stuffing my face. NOMNOMNOMNOMNOM.

Anyways, I've got AP Gov homework to study!