August 25, 2010

August 16, 2010

Merpanda!

From top to bottom: my AICE European History book (for this semester), my 2011 PSAT practice book, my AICE Math book (again, for this semester) and my AICE Biology book. Oh, what did I get myself into? Everyone says junior year is the toughest and now I know why. The pressure is on.

I've been studying for a physics test I have tomorrow and you know what? I decided I needed a break and I shall spend it blogging...about school. What can I say? It's beginning to consume my life again. I can argue with myself about whether or not this is a good thing later.

My lunch got switched. I now sit with Puja, Jackie, Patricia, etc. instead of Emilia, Zack and Kyle. While I was not really happy with my original lunch arrangement, I had just gotten adjusted to it. Of course Aniesa got switched as well so I still don't see her. Oh, wait, she transferred into my math class.

Speaking of math class, I LOVE it. It goes by so quickly! I'm starting to enjoy the subject again after two years of absolute misery. No, no, I'm not kidding. Absolute misery. Just reference any post I put up on here circa 2009 and I bet you'll find a gripe about my test grades and/or the teacher. Man, it may be petty in the grand scheme of things, but life has gotten so much better now. I got a 79 on my first math test, yet no worries. You see, we're covering a new chapter every week and thus taking a test every week so I have that many more chances to improve my average.

I went to Target this past Friday to help my brother get school supplies he'll need for college and of course I found a notebook I wanted.
Garrett and I decided in Physics that he's a merpanda because those paws look suspiciously like a mermaid's fin. I will gladly take suggestions for a name of this merpanda in the comments, haha.

Keep enjoying the rest of your summers!

Fizicks awaits.

August 14, 2010

It's easy if you try.

A lot has happened since I last wrote. And by a lot, I just mean more than usual. As I briefly stated on Monday, five days out of my week are now spent walking the halls, answering questions, completing homework, and dealing with my classmates and teachers. That is until Thanksgiving break or a hurricane brews in the Atlantic and decides to make landfall in Florida. (Side note: I just realized the other day that the rapper Flo Rida --probably most known for this gem of a song -- is from Florida and hence his name.)

Where do I begin? Well, I more or less fixed my keyboard! It still may be a good idea to get a different one as a temporary fix, though. I should've gone with my mom to Office Depot today for just that. Now I guess I'll share stuff about school, as boring as that may be.

Day 1: I walked into school with a spring in my step. I went inside the cafeteria -- where I usually sat with friends in the morning -- and was immediately subdued. Most of those said friends were seniors or juniors and have since either graduated or started driving and arriving to school only minutes before the first bell. Instead, I met up with people I hadn't seen over the summer and made the obligatory small-talk and schedule comparison.

Essentially every teacher went through their syllabuses and their expectations. I sat with Emilia, Zack and Kyle at lunch. We tried to make friends with what appeared to be a lonely freshmen, but he got up and walked away after mumbling something unintelligible. I guess he prefers to fly solo and I don't necessarily blame him for doing what he did given the circumstances. I mean, I would've acted that way if randomly a sophomore, a junior and two seniors tried to engage me. I also feel compelled to share that there are two catty girls that sit and do nothing at all in my art class. To be completely honest, they make me feel self-conscious. I really shouldn't let them get under my skin, especially during the first week.

Days 2 and 3 were nothing special. Day 4 during 6th period, howeer, I received my Cambridge exam scores! As a preface to those who don't take IGSCE (pre-AICE) classes, it is crucial to know that any letter grade from A to G is considered passing on the exam. An "A" means you scored the same with 5% of all others taking that exam worldwide that year. A "B" is more like 10% and so forth. Yep, well, I got an A in IGSCE English Literature and a D in IGSCE Chemistry! The latter was quite miraculously considering our teacher did not teach us to the Cambridge syllabus at all. In fact, she -- unintentionally, of course --focused on the exact things that were specifically not important for the Cambridge exam this past May/June. Anyway, I'm proud of my scores.

Day 5, Kyle and I waited in the enormous lunch line together when this random guy in front of us, a freshmen I believe, complimented me on my mustache necklace. I said thanks and then he introduced himself, offering his hand but supplying a wimpy handshake. Then his creepy friend, who was clutching his crotch for Pete's sake, introduced himself as the "answer to all woman's problems." I almost barfed in my mouth. Geez, I can't believe I even touched his hand. It was so CREEPY and GROSS.

And with that lovely image, I'm off to watch the season one finale of Hereos.

P.S. If you want to know more about my first week, feel free to just ask in a comment! :)

August 09, 2010

This is the beginning of the end.

This was my outfit for today, the first day of school.
(dress - charlotte russe, cardigan - kohl's, black bike shorts - target, shoes - forever 21, necklace - modcloth, belt - kohl's.)

My first day as a high school junior was not extraordinary, but, being the nerd I am, I definitely did have fun.
I wish I had nickel for every time the teachers said, "you're in college, now," when that is only partially true.
I would write more if on my darn space bar wasn't being a jerk.
You see, I tried to fix it and yet I only managed to make it worse, if not ruined entirely.
Yeah...

Well, I hope everyone is still enjoying their summers!

August 07, 2010

Where did the summer go?

A big apology goes out to my mix tape contributors. I know our posting schedule for this past week was basically non-existent and for that I am sorry. Please forgive me and my frazzled state.

As I mentioned in my most recent vlog, I registered for school on Tuesday and picked up my schedule. I received all the courses I wanted, including my electives. Oh, and finally, I have a good math teacher! In the meantime, I've been obsessively checking Facebook to see what classes I have with my friends. Turns out, instead of having lunch with Puja and Aniesa (like the past two years) I think I'll be sitting with Emilia and Zack instead. It'll be a change, that's for sure.

I did not read all books that I aimed to. I blame The Scarlet Letter and The Red Badge of Courage. They slowed me down the most. Perhaps I'll feel inspired to read the 400 something pages left of Invisible Man before Monday. But I'm not holding my breath.

I think I should move on. He'll be off to college in the fall...

August 03, 2010

Six more days.

Here's the vlog I promised.
It was a complete pain to edit.

I will be babysitting all day tomorrow and all day Thursday.
Later!

August 02, 2010

Oh, I am never on my way.

Yesterday I went to the mall with Erin, a good friend from 8th grade.
I had not seen her in practically forever!
Needless to say, a hangout was long overdue.
We talked, ate pretzels, and just generally enjoyed each others' company.
I also bought a set of overpriced no-show socks from Journeys.
I only wish that Kai could've joined us, too.

I have one week left of summer before I start school again.