Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
My principal was there and she was very impressed with my work ethic.
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
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
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!)
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
-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.
I MISSED BLOGGING.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
It’s been a while hasn’t it?
I guess I should start at the beginning.
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.
Monday, November 14, 2011
- Prom being in March
- Finding a date to Prom
- Christmas shopping
- Plans for my birthday
- 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)
- My cat drinking out of our faucets and literally throwing tennis balls at our walls
- Not having a lot of AP work in English (I'll have to read Macbeth over Thanksgiving though)
- Getting things in the mail, and sending mail out
- Field trips and wearing dresses
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
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
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
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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
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.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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 :/.
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!
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
- 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%.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- This has brought me so.much.joy.
- 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.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I'll get the bad things out of the way first.