Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005, 09:50 pm
Right now I'm reading the memoirs of Strom Thurmond's illegitimate BLACK daughter. So far it's good, but rawther un-eye-opening. Maybe because I took the class or something, but the stories of segregation and of the daughter slowly discovering segregation and prejudice aren't new or inspiring or even slightly appalling. Don't get me wrong, it's very interesting, I just hope it gets better, maybe more introspective. I want it to make me think!!! Is that really too much to ask of a book?!
Mon, Feb. 7th, 2005, 10:31 pm
Mac has too much to do. And to top it off, Mock Trial was cancelled, but of course I discover this only after my ride left, wasting half an hour of my valuable (ha!) time waiting in front of the high school. I can not wait until I can (legally) drive. Gah. Anyway, tennis booster meeting after said wait, and we might be getting new courts!!!!!!!!!!!! If you lived in Jesup and even remotely cared about tennis, you would deem it worthy of that many exclamation points too. Am reading new book Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife. A sequel to Pride and Prejudice, of course not written by Jane Austen. So far it's ok.... quite a bit of sex though. Skipped dance tonight in favor of homework. I know, I know. I'm gonna...go now. Guess I'll see ya later then.
I love you too.
Sun, Feb. 6th, 2005, 10:41 pm
So. How ya doin folks? Good, good, pretty much the same here. I got into cta. Yay for nerd camp! At the moment I'm pretending it isn't months away. I went to Atlanta this weekend. It was super-fabulously-awesome and whatnot. I got there on Friday and it was lovely. Great weather, didn't even need a jacket the whole weekend. I know, crazy huh? Then Saturday went to the Varsity for lunch. Had a slawdog, onion rings, and an FO. I know, I know, I'm gonna get fat and have heart disease and die. Shut up. Went to Shakespeare's Tavern that night and saw Romeo and Juliet. Quite possibly the best play I've seen there. (This out of As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Macbeth, and The Lion in Winter. No, Shakespeare didn't write The Lion in Winter. Silly.) And at intermission got a Tavern t-shirt, 'cos I'm just that cool. Then this morning we (me, my dad, and Sally) went to an old landfill that the schools or school board or somebody owns that want to build a school there. Which is just crap because it's like the hugs space that should be a park. Like in the middle of Atlanta. It's actually pretty cool, there's a creek and lots and lots of trees and coolness. Even though the creek is rawther polluted and orange looking. Anyway, the Riverkeeper wants to turn it into greenspace which would be awesome and they've already come up with a name: A.D. Williams Park and A.D. Williams Creek. It's not official yet but they're gonna apply ot the Registry of Names or some such thing. I think it'll be pretty nice if they get it completely cleaned up. And then we went to the Phipps Plaza food court for lunch and ate at Johnny Rocket's 'cos we were going to see a movie right after. The Aviator. It was really good. And for a longer-than-2 1/2 hours-movie, it held your attention. I didn't notice that it was so long until the very end. Crazy. Anyway, to bed with me.
I Love You Too
Fri, Jan. 28th, 2005, 05:56 pm
lalalalalalalalaICAN'THEARYOUlalalalalalalalala. hahaha. You can't bring me down world! And by that I mean pbbbth! to a variety of people that tried to make me have a bad day. Including, but not limited to: Mrs. Cagle, several fellow students, and the Man. HA! I win! I feel great and you can't stop me. NANANANANA. IIIIII am wonderful. Fantastic, even. Colleges are going to look at my as-close-to-perfect-as-possible transcript and offer me free everything! Ladadadada. I rock. Ok, ok, I'll stop with the ego. So how are you? How've you been? Good, good.
I love you too.
Sun, Jan. 9th, 2005, 06:20 pm
Hey Y'all! (I'm sorry but eljay isn't working with me right now so ignore the weird colors.)
So, guess what? MY TIP APPLICATION IS IN THE MAIL!!! Who's excited? I'm excited! I signed up for Criminal Trial Advocacy and Existentialism & Beyond in that order. And, of course, I signed up for East I. I mean, duh. I hope I have a good teacher. Well, if I get Existentialism I will, but I don't know about CTA. And I was going to sign up for Politics in Practice and I would really like to take it, but it said in the course descriptions that we would have to take freakin exams. So I know I would really love the course, I mean, it even has stuff about mass mobilization in it, so if I wanted to be a union organizer and stuff...but I just couldn't handle exams at TIP.
All My Love
Sun, Jan. 2nd, 2005, 09:51 pm
I am (not) terrifically sorry that I haven't posted in like forever and a week. But. I never think about it, nor do I explore the internet frequently and notice it on my links list. So, I guess you're just going to have to deal with ridiculously sporadic posts. Tough luck. It's not that I don't love you, it's just that I love doing stuff other than posting on eljay more. :).
Where to begin? Ah.
So, you know, the holidays. Finals were easier than I expected, probably because I made only a hundred bajillion flash cards. And, you know what, even smart people aren't hurt by studying. seriously, I probably would have made like a B+ on the LitComp final if I hadn't made 3 different sets of flash cards for it. Drama, Econ, Science, Algeber II, and Health were also all relatively easy, though, of course, no one likes or even pretends to like 2 hour long tests. So basically, to wrap up, and for conclusion: Finals suck. The end. Goodness I do love repeating myself don't I?
And now to the fun part. Christmas. Of course, we had latkes during Channukah, but it's not like we light a menorah or anything. Where were we? Oh yes. Christmas. Well, prior to the big day I made like four different kinds of cookies. It was crazy fun. Then on Christmas Eve we has a big party and I got some cool stuff including: a scarf, belt, and a set of jammies. All very useful. I know, I know, Chrismtas isn't all about gifts. But, for my family, it kinda is. We aren't exactly religious, with a buddhist Mom and an atheist Dad, who had kids that are quite confused. I'm not sure if I don't think the Jews are right after all. I certainly like that they don't think God can be incarnate; I've always had a hard time buying the Jesus story. Enough about religion. If you want a whole religious post, I'll read the Bible for you and tell you the parts I belive and the ones I can't even come close to believing. But please don't ask for one, cos I totally don't feel like reading the bible. It's so hard to understand. Alright, now for the big Christmas spoils:
Low Top Chucks with peace in different languages all over them. Awesome map stationery. A Beatles calendar. Like 9 different pairs of earrings. 5 or 6 CDs. An iPod! Grip for my racket from my tennis coach. Lots of candy. A great purse. The Series of Unfortunate Events. That series I don't know the name of by Garth Nix. A couple of books by Ursula LeGuin and Tamora Pierce. A really good radio I can play my iPod through. And that's about it. I really hate to be materialistic, especially because I don't even have a reason for the season like Christians. Plus, Jews and Muslims and all those other religions don't have major present giving holidays, which makes me feel kinda like one of those arrogant materialistic Hummer-driving, France-hating Americans, but oh well.
Then a few days after the big day, I went to my grandparents with Caitlin, and got more presents, which was super fun. Then the next day we drove down to Hotlanta for the TiP reunion. It was pretty damn fun, especially New Year's Eve and the night before. I finally got to watch Fight Club, even though halfway through I decided the book was better and stopped watching. On New Year's Eve we went to the Coke Museum and Underground, both places I am quite familiar with, so it wasn't so much "exploration" as "revisiting". It was fun anyway, though. Then that night there was much drama, but after it was gone we taught the Nitas how to dance which was more than amusing.
So now I'm home and tired of typing; I might letcha know more later. The Great TiP Reunion has not been done justice by my measly paragraph
You Know You Love Me
Fuck. Fuckitty Fuck. That felt good. Having non-cussing friends that look at you if you say slut and hit you if say anything remotely close to shit is so unfun sometimes. I mean, really. If you need an issue, clean up druggies, not people who fucking cuss. Just a warning, there will be excessive profanity, cos you know what? There's no where else to put it. hahaha. I feel so deviant. Yeah, so I guess I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. Except I'm not cos it's my life and whatever. Ah, well, what're you gonna do?
First, goodness: Tennis kicks so much ass, it's unbelievable. I totally learned a new grip yesterday and it's so cool. Almost as cool as, say, chocolate chip cookie dough. Seriously though, for those who know what I'm talking about: the topspin is incredible. Is it topspin? top-spin? top spin? A question for the ages...(strokes chin thoughtfully).
Ahhh so our one act play was kick-ass, but only got fourth at regional. It's cool though, cos there was a two point difference in our score and first place's. But I do feel bad for Joshua and James and Robert and such-like because they're seniors and this is there last chance to make it to state and all. I know Joshua felt bad, cos he wasn't being as weird that night. Seriously though, and don't tell this to Jesup people (like you know any! ha!), but I would date all the boys involved in that play except two if they asked. There was some serious hottness at rehearsals. Mmmm.
So, I had a breakdown this weekend/Monday. I guess for normal people it wouldn't be a breakdown, but for me, being the incredibly happy person that I am, it was. Well, for starters, some sort of friends were being...Bitchy to the extreme. Like, whoa. And my mother was not here, so I did not have a stable home life. (I was staying at Dad's) And then I just felt like being sad and isolated, so I was. I mean, for me. Consequently, I have been rather biting and mean-ish all this week. And I haven't even talked to Chase. No offense to anyone. If any is taken, please address all issues. Also, haven't talked to anyone about unimportant things, which seems to make me feel better. You know, if you just have a completely inconsequential conversation (in person), it seems like life is normal. Maybe you don't, but oh well that's your problem.
I think everyone should learn southern. Like what "lawd'a mercy!" (lord have mercy) means, and other such helpful phrases. And everyone should have to try cheese grits. Mmmmmm mmm mm mm m! haha. My friend Tiffany and I have decided that with her knowledge of/obsession with football, my culinary skill, and our combined love of baseball, we could be the perfect southern girl. I mean, what more does it take? Accent? check. Sauciness? please. Housewively arts? der. Anyway, y'all have a nice day now, ya hear?
-You Know You Love the Maq
Hey y'all! First off, I am ohsovery sorry about not updating for ages and a half. Ah, well, life goes on. Now, to the excitement part. GUESS WHO MADE ONE ACT COMPETITION PLAY?!!! Yes, yes, I did. Thank you, thank you, thank you very much. I am four general sing/dance numbers in addition to the ones with the entire cast. They are: Rock and Roll, Yakkety Yak, Charlie Brown, and Jailhouse. Super super mucho mui excited about all, especially the Elvis.
Ok, so now the erghness: you know those people with really well modulated voices? The ones you just want to listen to forever? Well, think about that, except the opposite. One pitch, one tone, one quality, one volume, one accent. All. The. Time. Are you screaming yet? Thought so. So there is this girl who rides to school with my ride...her voice is like that. I know, I know. And it's even worse, cos the one volume her voice produces is much more suited to a classroom than the small confines of a car. AAAUUUGHHHHHHHHHHH. I. Think. I. Will. Kill myself. And not only that, she made the one act play too. I think I will actually hurt myself...in fact there is no doubt I will pinch myself hard to make the pain of her voice less obvious. Ack.
Ok, so back to excitement. Try-outs for one act were insanely fun...so tehre is absolutely no doubt that rehearsals will be even more insanely awesome. Even though Robert and Bamberg had to go and make themselves academically ineligible. Damn them. Damn them both to hell for all eternity. Muhahahaha!!!!!!! Haha, just kidding.
My mom just got me the coolest (anti-bush) bumper stickers. Just a sampling of the best: "Bring Back Monica Lewinsky" "One Person, One Vote* (*May Not Apply in Certain States)" "More Trees, Less Bush" and "Asses of Evil". Aren't they great? I know, I know.
You Know You Love Me
Sun, Sep. 12th, 2004, 12:43 pm
blah di blah
So I don't really have any new news to report, I just felt like updating. Whatever. So I am really super excited about going to Vinny's homecoming...or a concert. There are quite a few going on that night...some for very little money. Twill be great whatever we do. So I am actually going to Atlanta this coming up weekend, if you would like to see me and live in A-town, give me a ring. You know, I haven't played tennis since like Tuesday and I feel like a junkie in MAJOR withdrawal. It sucks. And blows. At the same time. My mom wants me to burn her a copy of my White Stripes CD Elephant. It scares me. I mean, parents aren't supposed to like your music. And the White Stripes are one of my favorite bands. Wouldn't it suck if like she blasted it louder than me? Creepy...
You Know You Love Me
Sat, Sep. 11th, 2004, 10:02 pm
Hey! So I was talking to Bob online today and he tells me to go to http://www.bzoink.com/surveys.php?id=875
. It was super fun so here is the soundtrack to my life:
Your Life: The Soundtrack
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|Opening credits||Devil Went Down to Georgia- Charlie Daniels Band|
|Waking up||Just a Girl- No Doubt|
|Average day||Smooth Criminal- Alien Ant Farm|
|First date||Take Me Out- Franz Ferdinand|
|Falling in love||1,000 Kisses- Rent |
|Love scene||Come Away With Me- Norah Jones|
|Fight scene||We Are the Champions- Queen|
|Breaking up||American Pie- Don McClean|
|Getting back together||Breakfast at Tiffany's- Deep Blue Something|
|Secret love||Truly Madly Deeply- Savage Garden|
|Life's okay||Hella Good- No Doubt|
|Mental breakdown||Ironic- Alanis Morrisette|
|Driving||Life is a Highway- Tom Chochrane|
|Learning a lesson||No Such Thing- John Mayer|
|Deep thought||The Theme to Beethoven's 9th|
|Flashback||September- Earth, Wind, & Fire|
|Happy dance||Time Warp- Rocky Horror Show|
|Regreting||Moon River- Audrey Hepburn, Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini|
|Long night alone||Life For Rent- Dido|
|Death scene||Knockin' on Heaven's Door- Bob Dylan|
|Closing credits||Georgia in the Middle of June- Nancy Pate|
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I should burn a CD with all these on it...hmm...
You Know You Love Me