March 27, 2011

Artsy and crafty.

I was told to make a creative "about me" collage on a CD this past Friday.
This project reminded me of another about me collage I did last school year for art class.
I realize how much I've changed since August 2009.
Honestly, it feels like ages ago.

So far this spring break I have:
  • bought the sandals
  • planned a beach day with Emilia
  • watched neither Becoming Jane or Starter for 10 for the millionth time (Ag, I still can't decide.)
  • read Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and liked it a lot, unlike this lady on Goodreads, Snorkle, who apparently loathed it
  • worked on my glass mosaic
  • finished the required online drug and alcohol course in order to obtain my learner's permit (now only the official test to go!)
  • beat my older brother in tennis (6-2, 6-0, 5-7)
  • had a successful car wash with my varsity tennis teammates
  • gotten an awkward foot tan thanks to the aforementioned car wash
  • watched Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and decided the book was better
What have you been up to, friends?

March 25, 2011

Hello, spring break 2011!

Just when it seemed like it would never come, here it is!

So far I've spent it:
  • looking at sandals
  • chatting and planning a beach day with Emilia
  • debating between watching Becoming Jane or Starter for 10 for the millionth time (I still can't decide.)
  • reflecting on my week in preparation for writing this (Sort of.)
  • generally surfing the internet
This past week has been quite unusual. Everyone was hurrying to get stuff done and turned in before they headed off on various trips (i.e. Robotics team going to Washington, D.C.).

Monday was my oldest brother's 21st birthday. Happy birthday to him! Tuesday we played our final regular season tennis match and won 7-0! I was euphoric about winning my #4 singles match 6-0, 6-2. We went and got ice cream afterwards.
Wednesday was a relaxing day. Thursday was spent getting signatures and talking to teachers. Today book club members went to the big general gathering and then chilled in the library.

Also this week, we had to contemplate our schedules for next year. It was such a daunting task. Most of my friends selected AICE Environmental Management as their science course and Ms. Overachiever here scoffed at such a lame choice. Fine, it's an easy class; you'll pass it and blah, blah, blah. I just don't understand the point of taking it unless you want to become a botanist. Won't you be bored out of your minds?

Instead, my schedule will be insanely rigorous: AP Calculus, AICE Chemistry, AICE Physics, AICE Psychology, AICE English Literature, Spanish 4, and American Government/Economics Honors. All seven are academic classes. Yes. Everyone thinks I'm crazy. You probably do too. Tentatively, Puja and I have signed up for the same exact courses. I peer pressured her into putting down AICE Physics, 'cause that's what friends do. I opted out of taking art for various reasons.

I feel like there's more to tell yet nothing comes to mind. I guess I'll be going, then.

Take care, lovely people.

March 20, 2011

Forget about your house of cards.

I love when awesome weekends make up for the bad weeks.
I'm sorry that most of its contents are personal enough to remain off the interwebs.
But that doesn't mean you can't know that I'm happy.
Because I am.
Very, very happy.
And even if I don't have my English assignment completely done,
that's what Monday mornings are for.

I hope everyone has a bad week so they can have an absolutely amazing weekend.

March 17, 2011

Turtles.

I know I promised a picture of my sea turtle made from recycled materials so here it is.
I used newspaper, cardboard, and flattened bottle caps.
(And paint, obviously.)
I also entered it into a contest/auction a week or so ago.
I won second place and a lady bought it for $15;
I got half the money and the other half went to my art teacher.

I have to study for math and physics tests.
Oh.
Yay.
Hasta luego.

March 13, 2011

The answer to life, the universe, and everything!

Currently, I'm waiting for the audiobook of As I Lay Dying to finish converting into my iTunes library. It's the next book we're reading for English class and I'm determined to read it, understand it and actually ace the tests and quizzes on it. Frankly, Invisible Man tests screwed me into having a B for the nine weeks. Yes, I can kiss the giant candy bar goodbye. Still, I recovered my C in physics to a incredibly low A (90-point-something) but an A, nonetheless. Better yet, I beast-ed A's in aice biology and aice math, the latter of which a subject I always seem doomed to get a B in, no matter how hard I try. Truly, though, I just want to hurry up and be a senior and then graduate and not have to worry about all this nonsense. I think I already suffer from senioritis.

Tennis updates: We had our final away game of the season on the 8th. I'm seriously going to miss the crazy car rides to and from the various schools. They may just be the best part about being on the team. I also won't ever forget when we traveled to one school practically in the middle of a cow pasture, hearing vibrations and asking if it was a cell phone and being told it was a cow mooing. Yeah, that was priceless.

I played my first official Varsity singles match as #5 and won! I also played #2 doubles with Puja but lost 8-6. That's okay, we had some pretty amazing shots. Our final regular season match before districts is this upcoming Tuesday which is bittersweet.

Remember how I was all excited about going to Washington, D.C. for a few days, all expenses paid, with the middle school Science Bowl team I coach? Well, turns out I can't go because a male chaperon must instead take my place. It's hard not to be bummed about this. I guess the bright side is I won't miss the field trip to the Salvidor Dali museum after all?

I've been happily reading more for leisure.

Also, since I'm sure most -- if not all -- of my blogger friends are aware of Nerdfighteria, John Green, etc., I think you'd be pleased to know that I've introduced my friend, Doctor Who and Harry Potter loving, Regina, to it. She was sick a few days this past week and aptly spent her time watching Charlie McDonnell videos.

Well, I'm off to go solve derivatives while listening to The Social Network soundtrack.

I hope everyone has a splendid week.