Sunday, June 17, 2012

Decidedly Un-lump-like

It hasn't even been a week yet! Man, it's almost like I'm a regular blogger again!

I've gotten through all of the plans I had this summer. For the remaining two months I shall be a lump. At least until around my birthday--finally turning sixteen!--for which I shall make merriment in a decidedly un-lump-like fashion. Till then!

What did I talk about in my last post? I only had two finals left, and those were both alright. There were a couple questions in math I had to completely guess on. Biology was blessedly easy. I think we get our finals grades along with our schedules, which is generally some time in late August. Hey, I'm technically a junior now! Two more years!

As for summer plans, they've all gone off rather swimmingly. The Q&K party was delightful, though being covered in fake blood was rather sticky and uncomfortable, and since we were in a park a large variety of dirt and small twigs ended up stuck to my shoes. The food was delicious, though, which makes it all worth it. I wish I had a good picture of my costume--it ended up looking really good! Although my mom didn't tell me it stained clothes till AFTER I poured it all over myself.

Friday, admittedly, didn't go off without a hitch. We got there, met up with the other people, ate some food. I'd like to mention that Joy and I, though there was literally no one else on the bus, sat in the exact same seats we did during the school year. Then we realized this but still didn't move. When we got there, Joy, Maia, some other kid, and I went into D-wing for some reason and looked around without fear of running into any teachers. When we got back they decided to play hide-and-seek, so Maia and I hid in the paint closet--which, conveniently, contains the trap door leading to the roof!

We went up there, walked around a bit--on the roof of the school--and then began the descent. This is when things get sticky. Maia went down first, but before I got on the ladder, she opens the door and sees a teacher walking our way. Of course he sees her, so he comes into the paint room and, of course, sees that the trapdoor is open. I think at this point Maia texts me "RUN", but alas, I didn't see her message till it was too late. She tells him no one else is on the roof, but he comes up to check anyway, and of course sees me, and demands I come down immediately. I come down, and he's gone, so I meet up with Maia--unfortunate that we didn't make a break for it then--and some other teacher shows up and takes us to the principal's office.

While we waited we formulated an argument--we didn't know it led to the roof, there weren't any signs saying what it was or not to enter, and in any case we just went up to see what was up there and went right back down. I suppose he let us off easy, because our "detention" consisted of sitting there for the remainder of the school day, which wasn't so bad because we were still allowed to talk. So I essentially hung out with Maia all day!

In case you're wondering, it was totally worth it.

After school, Joy and I hitched a ride on Andrew's bus and then we all--Joy, Andrew, Zack, some kid named Brandon, and I--went to go get pizza for her birthday. When we came back, Joy wanted to go to the pool, but it didn't open till four--we had to leave at five--so, since we were already wearing bathing suits, we took advantage of the hose and had a water balloon fight! We ran out of water balloons, though, so we played basketball two-on-two while someone held the hose and sprayed us. We were all completely soaked. It was great.

Yesterday was Benny's birthday party, which conveniently started later in the day so I had time to get a last-minute present. I got him a compass and a toy car--you know, because he's turning sixteen? Haha, I'm so funny--and a card with a duck on it. We ate outside--I've been having so much pizza lately--and he opened presents, then we watched History of the World Part 1, which was funny. I was for some reason incredibly tired when my parents picked me up at 10:45, so I went right to bed, though of course I didn't end up falling asleep till 12:30.

So that concludes all the things I had planned for summer! I suppose from now on I'll...sleep?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Short Post


One more day left of finals, and then my sophomore year is over for good! I got through two of the worst of my finals--U.S. history on Thursday, chemistry today--and have math tomorrow. Chemistry...well, I don't think I got everything wrong. That's the best I can say for it. English and Latin were alright; biology should be fine. I'm happy to be getting through it.

I'm a little surprised that none of my classes really seem to be saying goodbye, even though finals is the last time we'll be together in the same class! I'm just more nostalgic than most, I guess. It's not like we're all really friends, but some recognition of the end would be nice.

This has been a great year for me socially and an awful one academically. I'm fine with how it turned out. That's really all I have to say in memoriam.

A Good Start

Summer makes me want to go out and get new clothes. I'll have to schedule a mall trip some time, but first on the agenda is sleeping in till noon :D Actually, Wednesday is the Quills and Keys party, for which I'm covering myself in fake blood and claiming to not have a costume. Thursday I'm going to chill like I've never chilled before; Friday, I'm getting up at six for the (hopefully!) last time this summer to go to school. Since finals and most makeups will be over, basically no one will be there, so some people are hanging out! I don't know everyone going, but Joy and Maia are, so I'll be good. We may play FLAG TAG. Mother of God, I love flag tag.

Saturday is Benny's birthday party. I have no idea what to get him. Maybe that's what I'll take care of on Thursday!

I feel as if it'll be a good summer. It certainly has a good start!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Untapped Artistic Potential

The Days

It's funny how if you go long enough without speaking, it seems there's less and less you have to say, so eventually you end up staring at a blank page, fingers suspended over the keys, and it feels a bit like gravity's going the wrong way, like you're trying with all your might to bring them down, but nature is reversed and they try to float away. And you walk away, defeated, deeper entrenched in the silence than ever before, till silence is more natural than your voice.

Last Thursday I skipped chemistry. Tuesday I was called to guidance where they espoused concerns for my mental well-being, so I cried and didn't get in trouble. On Sunday I went to the pool with Joy, Andrew, and Zack. Next Thursday, finals start; before then I have two projects to make up, three projects to do, and a test which I got an 8% on to possibly make up. Possibly.

This Sunday, I'm hanging out with China; we're probably watching a movie or something equally pedestrian. I'll have to see who else can go since my parents are against my being alone with a guy. The Wednesday after next, finals are over, and we'll be having a Quills and Keys party at a local park; costumes are required! Maia inspired me to cover myself in blood--fake blood, of course. Heh. *looks sideways*

The Friday after that, school is open to students for the last time, so some friends and I are hanging around with no teachers to supervise! I hope we can go on the roof!

Saturday, I'm attending a birthday party. I was suprised that Benny invited me, since we don't have any classes together and therefore don't speak as much, but Kim and Maia are going, so it ought to be fun! I just need to get him a gift...

Cluttered Messes

I unearthed my crayons to do a creative writing assignments (which turned out lovely; I wish my scanner worked so I could show you all!) and now feel inclined to use them. 120 barely-used crayons? Hell yes. My mom just got me some beautiful new colored pencils, too, since I couldn't find my old ones! Add that to the oil pastels and watercolor paint upstairs, and I have just tons of untapped artistic potential here!

If anyone remembers the situation with Zack and has gotten worse, or better; I don't know. I like Zack so, so much and I think he likes me but whatever, we're not dating. He felt sick today, so I sent him a virtual hug, and mentioned that I couldn't give him a real hug because we hadn't seen each other that day, so he waited for me in the hall so we could hug! Meanwhile, China still likes me, and we still talk a lot, though I've explained to him the full situation with Zack. Some people just don't get mad.
I haven't done anything new in a while. I haven't hung out with most of my friends in a while, haven't really gone out of the house all too much--I think a good, long shopping trip would cheer me up! Maybe I just feel inspired by the summer, but I really want to fill my wardrobe with skirts, dresses, and flowy, floral, delightful things.

I'm getting wistful towards the end of the year. Four years isn't really such a long time, especially when you're halfway through it. I bet Lizzie and Natalie know what I mean even more! Congratulations on graduating, guys!

I keep losing track of time. A project I thought was due a week ago was actually due two weeks ago--or was it three? Probably three by now. I haven't blogged in over a month?--but I just remember planning on doing so right after I was done being grounded! I think I'm losing track of things in advance of summer, when the days don't matter. Goodness, I can't wait for that. I have a feeling it'll be a good summer.

I want to have a birthday party again this year--yes, I know it's three months in advance! It is my sixteenth birthday, though. Think I should throw a wild par-tay? XD It'll have to be during the day so I can invite Zack. I'm concerned that inviting both Zack and China might cause issues, and though I'm friends with both, I know I'd rather have Zack there.

My head feels weird. I think a headache is inevitable. I want so desperately to write something, though, though nothing is coming up--my creative well has not a trickle left. Nothing inspires me anymore. Oh well. Maybe I'll become a professional doodler.