Posts Tagged ‘school’

Marsh Marsh

September 5, 2009

Hello, all. The laptop’s back to its not-exactly-pristine condition, but hey, it’s working. I have the feeling that it may stop working again any day now…

Anyway. Today was my older brother’s twentieth birthday. It’s hard to believe he’s no longer a teenager. For his dinner, he requested that it be completely vegan. We had tofu curry and it was actually rather good. For dessert we had vegan chocolate cupcakes with avocado frosting.

Yesterday Rachel came over after school. We watched “3:10 to Yuma” (the original), so chosen because it has a song by the same people who did the hilarious and catchy song from “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,” which was initially chosen because DeForest Kelley was in it. The same people also made the song in “Blazine Saddles.” After the movie, we went into the woods behind my house. In the space of ten minutes, we went back inside because the insects gave each of us dozens of bites. Aside from that, there were loads of thorns in the woods and we subsequently got burrs and cuts and all sorts of other horrible side effects (I am most certainly exaggerating the awfulness of the situation). Once we were partly recovered from the incident, we went with my family to the high school football game. Rachel and I played Star Trek Uno and people-watched and tooks pictures and watched the Color Guard there. The Guard’s flags were beautiful. We hardly played any attention to the game and were many times quite surprised upon seeing that another jumble of points had been made. Our team won, anyway. I suppose that was good.

School is going well, flying by very quickly each day and not being that much of a hassle. Did I ever mention that there is a foreign exchange student from Germany in my American Studies II class? His name is Max and he also rides my bus. I am eager to get to know him although intimidated at the thought as well.

One of these days I will finally get around to making kasha varnishkas, which is a delightful dish consisting of bowtie noodles and buckwheat. It sounds a tad ridiculous but my mother has made it twice, I believe, and each time I have loved it to bits.

Another thing I’m going to hopefully soon get around to is knitting a specific pair of mittens that has three finger sections. There are three finger sections because they are mittens perfect for DOING THE VULCAN SALUTE. It would be a grand old time to wear them come winter. Or fall. I’m so anxious to wear my woolly things that I feel like, pretty soon, I’ll start wearing them regardless of how warm it is. I’ve been wearing cardigans nearly every day to school, and it doesn’t matter that much that it’s hot outside because the majority of my classes are iceboxes.

Well, well, well, I better be off. The computer’s evil powers have kept me on here long enough.

BEDA Installment Twenty-Seven: In which the weather contributes to an overabundance of homework

April 27, 2009

It was hot yesterday and the day before. I’ve mentioned that, many times, in fact. What I have not mentioned, however, is that this heat has had an unfortunate consquence on my school workload. It was inevitable, I suppose. Of course the teachers would want to add to the horrifyingly bad weather with a storm of work. I have received more work today than the whole of the work I have received for over a week of the recent past days. Not only did I get a large amount of math problems (never fun), but my Biology teacher also gave us a humongous project involving creating a colossal brochure (twenty-six inches by thirty-two inches) featuring a tour of the human systems. Think The Magic School Bus, but with ten times the vocabulary and information, swarming at you like a speeding silver bullet. This is even what with the brochure being a group project, a group OF THREE project. I’ve been working on it all for ages and I’m still not an ounce of the pound done.

Still, regardless of the above, I am in a positively splendid mood. There are only two days until my birthday, just in case I haven’t stressed the date enough (I know I’ve done that overly so). My nerves are all atingle with the prospect of turning SIXTEEN. Four years and I’ll be twenty. That’s TWO DECADES OLD.

Tomorrow I’m going to the library with Courtney. She asked if I wanted to go BEFORE I EVEN ASKED HER about it, which I was meaning to since I won’t be going on Wednesday (because of MY BIRTHDAY!!! sorry… I’m still elated). I have books to return!

Speaking of books, I’m pretty far in with A Girl named Zippy. It’s moderately good, and lighthearted, always a plus.

Grr, I feel like the hot weather is spoiling my last BEDA posts, turning them into MUSH.

I AM practically done witht my second plastic bag bag.

And now, and now, and now, I bid you farewell. Sorry about being so boring. I’ll try really hard to remember to write some stuff down during Photography. That’s bound to be more interesting than what I’m writing in this stove-like state.

Question Twenty-seven: If you had a balloon right now, what color would you want it to be?

EDIT: One of my BEDA buddies, Katie (http://thiscrackeddarkness.wordpress.com/) proposed a challenge (with a prize!) for our “group” of BEDA buddies. This involves creating a fake band name, album cover, and whatever else and including it in either today’s or tomorrow’s post. I just made mine, and here it is!!!:

“Teeny Koala Philosophies” is an anagram of our names (Katie, Hope, Allyson, Sophie).

At the Library

February 11, 2009

As I said I would if I could, here I am, at the library for Wednesday Club, typing up a quick post.

My classes are going well thus far.  Math is really the only place I’m having any trouble. 

I have been watching a few television shows regularly lately, which is new for me.  They include The Office and Lie to Me.  Both truly are fantastic.

I haven’t been doing much in the way of knitting lately, though I have started a pair of aqua fingerless gloves and plan on other projects soon, perhaps including the cardigan I have so longed for.

We received class sign-ups for next year this morning.  I know I’ll be taking Child Development III and Latin III.  Other than that, I’m really not sure.

Yesterday a fantastic thing happened– I was checking out my school library’s discard pile (how can anybody bear to discard books, I ask?) and I found some of the best possible books: Looking For Alaska (!!! why would they be getting rid of this piece of awesomeness?!?), A Christmas Carol, another Sherlock Holmes collection, a book about London, Jurassic Park, and The Scarlet Letter were among them.  I was sure the librarian would stop me on my way out and say those books were accidentally put on the discard cart, but no such thing happened.

Anyway, I’m now trying to find some knitting patterns to print out while I’m here.  So long, farewell, I hope your days are nice.

The baby, and other things.

October 24, 2008

I apologize in advance if pretty much all of my posts now have to do with the baby, but I am so very excited I can hardly stand it.  I think the baby will be a boy.  That is my prediction and it will remain until… Tuesday, I guess- we are finding out for sure then.

I am knitting a yellow bib for the baby.  This will undoubtedly be the first of many things I will be knitting for him (see, I even refer to the baby as a ‘him,’ even in real life).

Oh, Wallie- my mother agrees with you that man babies are creepy, but I am still well in the lead.  Also, I think I may print out one of the man babies and hang it on my wall.  On second thought, maybe I will hang it in my closet.  I do not want those man baby eyes staring at me all night.

Tomorrow is the Model UN orientation.  That should be interesting.

I actually had a TON of homework, but I somehow managed to finish almost all of it at school.  All that is left is writing a lesson for Child Development, which is pretty easy.

Wait a second- is Sarah’s nickname Man Baby?  I think it is.  She should find manbabies.com funny, then.

Speaking of man babies (I do that quite often now), here is another one for you all to enjoy:

Oh my goodness, how funny is that?

Well, things are getting way too crazy for me, so I must bid you all farewell.

P.S. I love babies.  And man babies.  But mostly babies.

If I included a title it would sum up this entire post

October 8, 2008

I almost made a normal title, but it would have revealed too much of this post so I erased it and made the current one.

So, today… uh, it was pretty great. I got my AP Euro essay back today (from the last test) and, surprise, surprise, I got a ninety percent!!! This fantastic grade (especially compared to nearly every other test being a failing grade… literally) not only brightened my day but also brought my overall grade up 3%, from a 79 to an 82! This is marvelous. I hope to keep it at that the whole semester or bring it up. A B is a grade I would be happy with.

Oh, at the library today (Wednesday Club), I was looking through the used books/magazines/CDs sale, (which is always there, but I have not really ever looked through it before) and I found some truly fantastic finds! I bought three hardback books, each priced at a mere dollar, including Totally Useless Information, Great Mystery Stories, and Treasury of Knitting Patterns. I love these books and was quite pleased to find them. Also, I bought a paperback copy of Slapstick, by Kurt Vonnegut for a measly fifty cents and 2 Disc Best of Beethoven CDs for only $2! Hooray for used books/CDs!

Once I am done with this I will highlight the next chapter (19) in my AP Euro book. Then I will outline it, if I still have time left over before it gets too late. Also, if I have a chance, I will make the butterscotch cookies I did not get to make yesterday (providing that I find eggs in the chicken coop- otherwise, they will have to wait until tomorrow- hooray, no school tomorrow!).

That is all I have to say. Except, I have a lot of stuff on my plate but I am luckily not feeling as stressed out as a couple of days ago.

Farewell, my friends.

EDIT: I meant to mention that Laura received her prize, two bags of candy, from the grocery store. I believe they were Three Musketeers and Butterfingers, if that means anything to you.

Pointless questions do somebody nonexistent, and other things

October 3, 2008

How are you?  Do you like broccoli?  What about carp?  How do you feel about fog machines?  Have you ever imagined yourself becoming a flight attendant?  Do you have a preference towards neutral colors?  Given the chance, what would you name a cirrus intortus cloud?  Did you understand any of the questions I just asked you?

So, I do not think I failed the AP Euro test that I took today.  Eastern European Absolutism was the subject.  Yeah, I always say I do not think I failed them, and I have yet to pass, but… seriously, I think I did alright.  I am hoping I got a C.  If I am correct, I may do something radical.  Suggestions are welcome.

Other than AP Euro… hmm… well, I got my grade report today.  A, C, A, A.  Can you guess what the C was in?  Yup, AP Euro.  Ugh, I am talking about AP Euro once again… I really did not plan that.  Anyway, the C was a B, an 80%, but it went down to a 79% a day or so before they were printed out, it seems.  So, hopefully it will go back up again soon.

Oh, I think I might be babysitting for my mother’s friend son and I think two or three of his friends.  They are six or seven, I think.  That should be interesting.

I really have nothing more to say, and I want to do something else right now.

Cheers.

-Hope.

P.S. Hurrah, it is the weekend!  I hope you all have good ones.

“How marvelous! How perfectly marvelous!”

September 23, 2008

Today was great. Oh, I know, I say that so often it would make your head spin.

“Head on! Apply directly to the forehead!”

Did anybody get that?

Ah, well, let me get back to the subject: today was great.

First of all, you would think today would have been awful and long, like Tuesdays often are, but in fact it was not.

However, today was Tuesday Club, the temporary Tuesday installment of Wednesday Club. Therefore, of course it was awesome. We went to Giant and the library like usual. Wallie came and left early. Laura left. Danya and somebody else came and left. Daniel and I went to Giant a second time. Still, what with all the leaving, it was great, it really was. Why? I dunno, I just feel a lot happier and brighter when I am around my friends. Around my family, I feel kind of fake. Like, everybody is mocking me. I do not really have anybody to talk to, and when I do I feel like everybody is expecting me to act a certain way. When I do not, it is apparently obvious to them, and they do not understand it.

Ugh, enough family ranting…

Why else was today awesome?

Why, because I received a package in the mail! Before I tell you what it was and all, I must tell you that I would post pictures, I really would, but my sister’s camera is out of batteries. I know, always an excuse, but really. If I have a chance to, I will use my brother’s phone when he gets home from work to take pictures and then post them here. If I do not, though, please to not beat me.

Okay, on to the story-

An absolutely amazing (overused word alert) fellow Threadlessian called Chelly had things leftover from her Etsy shop that nobody bought. Being the Amazingon she is, she decided to send them, free of charge, to anyone who claimed them. I asked if I could have Little Lady, this really sweet neck warmer/ headband thingamabobber with a portrait of a girl on it, and she said yes.  I gave her my address and she sent me a lovely little package.

I got home from Tuesday Club and saw it on the round table in the living room, and I was thrilled.  The cute little box is a decorated Mrs. Fields cookie box.  Hooray for recycling!

Inside was the original thing I requested, which looks even nicer in person than the picture I had previously seen of it was.  A nice little note on orange paper was included too.  Then, much to my surprise, there were other things in the package!  A cheery picture of an apple that her son colored was in it (right after this I am going to hang it on my wall), along with a stupendous envelope she made and, at the bottom, a Magic Tree House Audiobook, High Tide in Hawaii!  I used to read those books all the time- that, and Goosebumps.  As a kid, I guess I was a big fan of series of books (speaking of which, is there a plural of ‘series?’).

Also, though it makes me seem a bit odd to mention it, there was a dryer sheet at the bottom, I guess for freshness or something.  Anyway, I just realized how much I love that scent.

All in all, I was so very happy to receive the amazing (I need to stop repeating adjectives) package.  I still have not stopped smiling.

So, what else can I talk about?  Nothing, I guess… though, hooray, tomorrow is Wednesday Club and the talent show!  How exciting.

No, really… I am not being sarcastic.

Oh yeah, yesterday I made a skirt out of an old pair of jeans my sister was going to throw away.  I wore it to school today and nobody made fun of me for it, so I am guessing I did an okay job.  Still, it is sort of falling apart at the bottom so I am going to re-sew it in a bit.

Fourteen views today, and I have not yet posted.  My challenge to you, readers, is to comment.  Post anonymously if you wish, just say something for goodness sakes!  Curiosity, as I said before, often gets the best of me.  And, seriously, I am still wondering why you all keep tuning in.  I am secretly afraid that people I somewhat/do not know from school are reading this and therefore know more about me than some of my friends and family members…

Scary thought…

Actually, it sounds kind of like one of my rejected NaNoWriMo ideas from last year…

Goodbye!  Farewell!  I am going now!  As Chelly told me to do in her note, I am going to ‘go make something!’

Cheers.

Today was short and tomorrow will be grand.

September 22, 2008

Because of the two hour late arrival and all, today was quite short. I got a 104% on my Latin quiz, so that was great, but I got a 45% on my AP Euro test on the multiple choice portion, which was awful. Then again, he said the test scores usually get better so that is good.

Tomorrow there will be a Tuesday club. It will be great.

Well, that was the shortest post ever.

I have no idea what I will do with the rest of my day.

Goodbye.

EDIT 22 SECONDS LATER: I am reading an excellent book which I think is called Magical Thinking.

Happy Business Women’s Day and Elephant Appreciation Day.

Here is somebody else’s picture of John Green with a puppy-sized elephant to celebrate:

And a picture of a strange-looking baby elephant, because it is cute:

What is up with his ears? I do not know, but it is adorable.

OH MY GOODNESS, I just thought of a new thing of the day! The historical event of the day! I will have to alert Wallie immediately.

TODAY IN HISTORY: The record for drinking Ketchup belongs to Dustin Phillips (USA). On this day, he drank a 14 oz. bottle of Ketchup through a 1/4″ straw in 33 seconds. (1999)

The end, for real.

Farewell.

ANOTHER EDIT HOURS LATER: 35 views today.  You guys kill me.

It seems that my viewer statistics are steadily growing.

September 14, 2008

3, 6, 6, 8, 9, 10.

Those are the current stats from the last six days. As much as it does not matter how many people are watching, I must admit that it did cheer me up greatly to see this. For a while, the numbers were relentlessly zig-zagging, and they have currently stopped doing so. Maybe the increase in views is due to the fact that I have been blogging more recently, or maybe now that school has started my life has become more interesting and readable. Either way, I am glad for it.

This weekend I mostly did a lot of reading and watching movies. Actually, I basically just read. I did the required reading of To Kill a Mockingbird for English, read some mildly interesting book that did not make a whole lot of sense, and re-read The Gospel According to Larry, Vote for Larry, and 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I re-watched Stardust (compliments of Netflix) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which we recently added to our movie collection but I had yet to re-watch. I guess that a lot of things were repeated this weekend.

One thing, however, that was NOT repeated, was my making dinner rolls. Actually, I have not made them yet- they are currently in the bread machine and will be for about twenty-six more minutes, I believe. *runs to kitchen* Scratch that, only twenty-one more minutes. Then the oven and baking part, I guess. I am terribly excited. I really like all types of bread, especially homemade bread. It is so much better than store-bought, it really is. Every once in a while (but all to seldom) my mother makes a loaf of bread, corn muffins, or some other type of bread-related thing, and they are always so scrumptious. Who knows, maybe this dough business will turn into a hobby for me.

I am invited to a sleepover birthday party next weekend and have an amazing present coming in the mail for the recipient. Once it has been given, I will post a picture/ description. It really is amazing and I am sure she will love it (she being my friend Eleanor).

I am shaking a bit with anticipation for the dinner rolls to come out of the bread machine, so I really must be on my way.

Good luck in whatever it may be.

EDIT SOME TIME LATER: The dinner rolls have baked and somewhat cooled and guess what? They are delicious!

EDIT FOURTEEN SECONDS AFTER: The stats have increased from 10 to 16!

Wallie asked me if I was going to blog about the fact that I have no homework today, and I said yes; therefore, I am.

September 11, 2008

So, yeah, I have no homework today.  That is partly because I did today’s homework in school and partly because I stayed up late last night to get my AP Euro outline done.  I do not want to spend my weekend doing that.  Thursdays tend to be my free day in the sense of homework, and I am game with that.

For the most part, my classes are going well.  AP Euro is tough, but that was to be expected.

I am looking forward to many things occurring in the future.  For example,

1.) Paper Towns release (!!!)
2.) NaNoWriMo, though I have no ideas as of yet
2.)Twilight movie release (I am sure they will butcher it, but still… it will be nice to get a different view of things)
3.)Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist movie release and to read it… I am still waiting to either borrow the book or check it out from a library, but I am including it because I am sure I will love it once I do
4.)The boots I won on eBay to arrive in the mail (I fell in love with them, told my mother about them, and promptly gave up wishing for them- the next day, my mother bought them for me [!!!] and I was thrilled)
5.)Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie release (I. Can. Not. Wait.)
6.)Every Wednesday Club

Ugh, I have so many knitting projects to finish… I have procrastinated a trillion times twice over…
…headband, cardigan, scarf, mittens, socks, leg warmers… the list never ends…

Something crazy is going on…
Sorry, I just have been having this feeling lately that something ridiculous is going to happen in the near future…

Anyway…

Oh, curse of the evil ellipsis!
Only, kidding, I love you, Ellipsis

Farewell, friends.  I have an evening of mystery ahead of me.