Thursday, August 25, 2011

I wish I went to Hogwarts that I could properly employ the usage of a time turner to read all the material I've been given.

No, but really. In all of my core classes aside from math, I've been given HEAPS of pages to read. And what's worse is they want you to THINK while you read it and scrutinize every little detail so that when the AP test rolls around it'll be as easy as girl with daddy issues.

I'm lucky that I'm a fairly quick reader, however reading that much information in a short amount of time has given me headaches. I read in 20-25 minute blocks, and then I switch to another form of homework like math problems or looking at paintings for Art History. I wish I could take leisure breaks, but if I did I would have to lose the hour I've allotted myself to read all of your wonderful blogs. Also, to my fellow seniors in honors classes, it's nice to know that I'm not the only one on the verge of a mental breakdown, hugging my textbooks and rocking back and fourth as I try to verbalize the meaning behind Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown.

At least I can find solace at the end of the day. I have studio art with my wonderful art friends, and then Art History with equally wonderful, but quirky people. And then I go home and do homework.


  1. Ugh I can't pick two from the picture!! But I know what you mean, sometimes I pick leisure over blogging and well that is going to end when school starts!

  2. I've heard that somewhere. I would choose enough sleep :P
    Because no-one, I repeat NO-ONE, wants to hangout with me if I'm tired.

  3. Sleep always always always gets sacrificed. Sorry, body. You just have to learn to do everything whilest running on less than six hours of rest. K thanks.

    That was like APUSH last year. I would devote entire weekends just to reading and taking notes on chapters. It was entirely optional too, but I was just being a stupid overachiever. God. That's definitely what AP Bio is going to be like this year... greeeat.

  4. Damn, I do not miss studying. And social life is such a massive part of the student experience, you can't leave that out.

    I would always sacrifice sleep. Hell, I'll sleep when I'm dead ;)

  5. Well, I can't count, so I'll just pick all of them.


  6. Who needs sleep, anyway? And your grades are gonna only matter up until college, and that's a good thing!

    You poor souls in not-Michigan...for us, school doesn't start until after Labor Day, and that's the law.

  7. I don't even have this dilemma and I wish I went to Hogwarts.

  8. I ended up choosing social life and decent grades.

    Honestly though I'd prefer a clone who could do all my goofing off for me so I could properly study.

  9. My middle school science teacher used to tell us a story about how he and his wife would go to the mall and shop and he hated it but he loved seeing the children around because they looked so happy and adorable and carefree. Then he would look into the faces of adults and teenagers and see how ugly and grotesque they were.

    And he would think to himself, "What made people turn this ugly? What happened that transformed them from innocent, beautiful children to ugly adults?"

    And then he realized.

    It was homework.

  10. Ahhh. So not looking forward to this tomorrow. I'm trying to savor the last 24 hrs. of summer that I can.