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 :)