Saturday, September 22, 2012

Out of Practice

So I'm bad at this kind of thing. That's it. I'm bad at blogging. I've had no excuse to wait two weeks but I did anyway, and now here I am. Not even for lack of things to write about!

Last Saturday I went on a date with Zack--paid for by my parents, since they wouldn't let me go to his house--and it was lovely! We went to The Cheesecake Factory and then wandered around. We're trying to think of something to do next Wednesday, but we have no ideas. Actually, we're pretty bad at thinking of something to do. Luckily we see each other in school!

Last Wednesday was the first unofficial meeting of Quills & Keys, and it was wonderful. We have big plans this year! Big plans! I wish we started sooner than mid-October. Also, I hope people actually join--at the first meeting, we're going to tell new members to raise their hand if they have questions, then if they do we're going to high-five them and continue talking. Then at the second meeting we're going to all wear pink and tell them, "On Wednesdays we wear pink." It will be perfect.

The transition between not having a lot of work because school just started and being bombarded with assignments was seamless--I suddenly have a helluva lot of work and I don't remember how it happened. I have an English assignment which is probably equivalent to an essay due on Monday, a set of ridiculously hard math problems and a physics lab due on Tuesday, text-book reading and note-taking for psych, and three pages of translation in Latin. What happened to last weekend when I didn't have any homework? That was beautiful.

I feel like I'm out of practice blogging. I'll try to do it more, guys. Have a nice day!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


So I completely lied about posting on Monday and Tuesday. I wasn't exactly swamped with work, but I had more than I anticipated and was really too tired to focus on blogging. But I haven't abandoned you, friends! I know everyone else is busy with back-to-school, too.

I have to say I'm very happy with my classes. I fixed the schedule error, and am now taking all the classes I want to take, none of which seem as difficult as last year's. I feel better prepared to handle a lot of work this year. I guess I'll go through all of my classes.

On Tuesday, I started with study hall. I recognized some people, none of whom I could sit with, so I sat with some random freshman girl. It was really fun telling her I'm a junior now and seeing the look of amazement on her face. Kim is in my study hall now, bringing me up to four classes with her!

After study hall I went to physics, where I was mercifully placed in the very back of the class, separate from the rest of the students. Luck of my last name, I guess. I feel much more comfortable there than in the sea of desks. After that was English. There's only one 3AP class, so there are 36 kids in that class, including about half of my very best friends! The teacher is a little eager with assigning homework, but I don't think it'll be a particularly difficult class.

Having lunch is actually pretty enjoyable. Currently, I sit with Kim, Maia, Benny, and Justin. I've actually been bringing lunch, unlike the last three years, though my lunch is more a motley assortment of sides than an actual meal. "Break", or homeroom or whatever, is good too; I know a lot of the people in there, as they were also members of Quills and Keys, and the teacher seems nice.

My first class after the break period was US History, though it was the wrong level. I felt very uncomfortable there, honestly. My new history teacher seems...well, like he doesn't like the world much. He's pretty funny, though. I'm looking forward to that class.

Latin has always been a pretty good class for me, though this year, like the last two years, I'm not really friends with anyone in my class. They combine the 3H and 4AP classes, which basically just means there's a bunch of seniors in my class. I know I'm a junior and all, but seniors still kind of scare me!

Finally, the last class of the day was gym, which is of course nothing special, though I know have it a different period due to my schedule change. I actually don't have gym shorts yet, so hopefully I can acquire some before I have to run around a ridiculously hot gym in sweats!

The next day, with the next rotation, I had math and psychology for the first time. I have the same math teacher as in ninth grade. She's kind of bumbling and unobservant most of the time, but she's nice enough, and I didn't have any troubling following her lessons. Psych seems really interesting, and I was lucky enough to find people I'm friendly with, who are now part of my class group. I'm really looking forward to this class, as well!

So that's all for my classes! My week thus far has been decent, though exhausting. It became increasingly harder to get up in the morning every night I didn't get enough sleep. I was looking forward to seeing Zack this weekend, but unfortunately that fell through--disappointing, but I'll manage! I see him between most classes, though of course not for very long. Next week we're definitely doing something. Yesterday I lazed around the house all day, but today I went to the mall with Maya.

It was a successful trip! I didn't actually buy what I wanted to, but I got to lovely shirts. I got this lovely button-up which I'll probably wear both to Model UN and school. It's a nicer color than is shown; more of a burgundy than a pink. I also got this super-comfortable long-sleeve tee-shirt, in the blue-ish shade, which I'll probably just wear all the time when it gets cooler out.

I'm not looking forward to having to set my alarm tonight! Well, I'll catch up with you all later, friends. I hope you all had an excellent return to school!

Saturday, September 1, 2012


I just watched the series premiere of Doctor Who. Such a fantastic show; it amazes me how they keep coming up with these things. I'm pretty sure everyone here watches Doctor Who, but if you don't, you absolutely should!

I'm about two-thirds through The Grapes of Wrath. Tonight and tomorrow I hope to finish and start/finish the work I have to do for it. And tomorrow I'd like to go to the mall. Get my haircut. It suddenly seems like I have too much to do, and not nearly enough time to do it in.

Till next time, friends!


I guess that's it for BEDA! I'll probably still blog on Monday, right before school, and then on Tuesday, but I can't promise daily posts anymore. I'll try not to disappear like I did a few months ago. Actually, I'll try to maintain at least weekly posts. Okay, till next time!