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it's been a while

It has been so so so long. I thought I'd post. I don't really know what to say though.
I am going to college in the fall, so yay for that. I don't really have any goals beside that. That gets my parents pretty upset, but it's not my fault I don't know what I want to do with my life just yet. I'll go to college and I'll find out.
Prefrosh weekend was amazing though, so I expect to have loads of fun. =)

I am reading Michael Crichton's Travels, and it is rather good. I love learning about the different places he visits. He said he went to the psychic association of London, and the psychic were spot on!! He also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. I feel like I know him. lol.

All right, this is getting really lame. Haha. I feel like I should have something interesting to say?

Oh, I've been searching for a job.
This is what I have so far:
-the people at Boston Market really like me/ said they'd call in a week
-I'll be working with Ms. Arnold at WHS on Mon and Tues stuffing report cards into envelopes
-I'm participating in a study for people who wear glasses at Wellesley College (I'm the guinea pig) and I get paid $20!
-I have preorientation dorm clean up where I will be paid a total of $400

My grandmother visited for three weeks! She's gone now, but that was rather exciting. We played checkers every day.

I went to kickboxing class today. I sweated through my sneakers -- that's got to mean something.

Summer is kind of lame. It has been raining two weeks straight. I can't even go swimming. Can't complain, though -- I got my luck back today!

This is a lame story, but I'll tell it anyway.
Yesterday I woke up and went to turn off my alarm and it hit me in the face. LOL. Then I got a call from Ms. Arnold but I couldn't anwer because I was in the bathroom. And later I messed up my expository writing placement exam. I thought my luck had ended...

BUT

My expository writing exam is fixed. And today I went to close the car door but I gave it a light push so I went to check if I had in fact closed it, and I had!! I know it sounds lame, but I guess I'm really superstitious? Anyway, I figure the luck is back..if only for a while.

Anyway, I don't have much to say anymore. Maybe when I have something insightful I will post. Or when I just want to say something. HA.

kk.

Maybe I'll try to learn some new juggling tricks?

I wanted to try it.

Survey..Collapse )

1) Select 5-10 (or so) favourite books.

2) Post the first line from them.

3) Don't mention the title or author. That's for everyone else to figure out.

4) After someone correctly identifies the book, update the original entry to reflect that fact.


1. Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.

2. They're out there. Black boys in white suits up before me to commit sex acts in the hall and get it mopped up before I can catch them.

3. There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.

4. Tonight I find myself here in a guest house in the city of Salisbury.

5. The book you are holding your two hands right now -- assuming that you are, in fact, holding this book, and that you have only two hands -- is one of the two books in the world that will show you the difference between the word "nervous" and the word "anxious."

thanks!

I know I'm only seventeen but I feel like I've lived a thousand lives. I've been so lucky to experience so many things. I can still remember the first time I woke up in America and our apartment was so strange. It was all like an adventure. I hopped out of bed and went to the bathroom, only I really wanted to see what the button on the doorknob would do and I ended up locking the door from the outside. I started crying because I thought I broke it! I still feel that sense of adventure everytime I come back to Waltham at the end of the summer. Everything seems so foreign and I'm in awe at the huge supermarkets and all the people, people, people.
But I think it's so amazing that I've seen Disney World! It really is magical and it's beautiful! And I've been to Canada and Florida and Bermuda. And I love the weekends that I get to spend with my parents!
I can't help feeling happy at all these things that have happened in my life. At seventeen, I feel like I've lived out so many things already, that'd I'd be fine with leaving.
Of course, I'd be even more happier with experiencing even more! I want to get more acquainted with grief and I want to travel and I want to live life. I want to be fully human. I want to learn more.
I feel very lucky that I've made it this far, because some people don't even live past the age of 2. And I think it would be great if I could continue in this way. I just can't believe I'll see and learn and hear even more than I have already.

I've been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing:
Each time I find myself laying flat on my face,
I just pick myself up and get back in the race


Barack Obama.

Barack Obama is the most amazing politician I have seen so far in my lifetime. No other man has brought so much hope and made change seem so possible in this divided country. The world is blessed to have a man like this. He broke boundaries, he is the first African American President-Elect the United States has seen. He is proof democracy works -- he was able to rise up through hard work and a determination to change. I may not always like America, but right now I feel proud of how far this country has come. So many people were united through Obama's message -- nowhere else in the world do people get as excited about elections as in America. You vote because you believe your voice has a right to be heard. And it is.

This has been one of the happiest days of my life. I am proud of Obama and his supporters that made a once impossible outcome possible. If only Martin Luther King Jr. was alive now; if only Thomas Jefferson was alive now; if only Teddy Roosevelt was alive now; and if only the many men and women who had pushed for progress were here to see this historical moment. They would see the progress America, this amazing experiment of democracy, has made.

I look forward to the future with caution, apprehension, happiness, and excitement. It's time to heal this country!

Amazing Grace
Oh, how sweet the sound

woo school and life

School is great!
Mrs. Roberts loves me (even though she is insane (she wanted to dress up as Britney for Halloween! stick to the angel, lady)),  I'm getting brilliant grades. She hates Josue though. That stinks because he really tries and he's trying to be active and get good grades this year even though it's kind of late. I can't wait until we get to donate that cow in Diversity Club.
We were reading The Hours. It's a great book! It's even better than Mrs. Dalloway, which wasn't great. But seriously, The Hours has everything in it. And it's beautifully written. Not like these Young Adult novels these days which are written for like elementary school students or something. Seriously, the writing sucks.
We got our alcohol surveys back from 9th grade today! That was interesting. Hahaha, for the question, "Why do you not drink?" I wrote, "I heard it kills brain cells and I don't want to go crazy." LOL. Yes, that's it.
I'm so close to finishing college stuff!
SATs Saturday for failures like me, hahahaha. But seriously, I actually studied for Bio this time, so I plan on getting a higher score.
We get to read Oedipus over the weekend and Wednesday I think we're starting Hamlet.
John Shen has been being really nice to me. This is surprising since I can never tell if he hates me or not. Haha. He dressed up as a pimp ata the NHS dance though! Hahaha. And Frankie got a ridiculous crazy haircut that makes him look French, but which I dislike. It looks too girlish.
We had a debate in school today. I felt bad for Shani because she didn't do so well as Obama, but it's really scary to be up there, so I don't blame her. Sam as McCain was amazing. Someone was like, "If only McCain was half as good..." Sam is now my hero. I heard Deland did better as Obama the second time around?
Math is amazingly fun. I don't get why I like it so much.
Ahhhh, Mrs. Cappucci is killing me. She has NO EMOTIONS whatsoever. Today we were taking an enzyme quiz and we could hear someone sobbing in the stairwell like, "I don't have any s***" and she just went over and closed the door and was like, "Meltdown. We all have those." HAHA. whhaattt? this lady is nuts.
I get my senior pictures taken today. Yayyy.
BY THE WAY, turn on WE-TV sometime. If the NHS party is on, you'll see me being nominated for best costume and generally making a fool of myself.
I can't really think of anything else.
Oh oh! MY dad called me yesterday from the Hoover Dam!! Ahhhhh.
But remember life is a ferris wheel, so if you're up at one point, you might be down tomorrow. I guess that's what the "Greek Chorus" said, according to Roberts.
Really, this entry made no sense at all.
Ahhh the election is rather close. Although Obama's infomerical was amazing. I'm just afraid that if he wins, he'll get assassinated or something. THAT WOULD BE TERRIBLE. Which reminds me: READ A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY. Best book ever. If anything happened to Obama I would be in mourning. And if he got elected I would be HAPPYHAPPYHAPPY.
I'm going to stop now because this is making noo sense whatsoever. Good-bye.

the unthinkable

I made a goal list. This is ridiculous because a) lists are not my thing and b) I never make goals ahead of time. However, this goal list I'm certain about because all the goals sound realistic enough. Plus, the list format makes them orderly.
Here it is:
1. Get into college
2. Become badminton champ
3. Learn Latvian
4. Become President of Latvia

My Brandeis professor came to our house today. She really likes me for some reason, and it actually wasn't too awkward.

the sea & latvia

The sea, my tempestuous lover. It softly caresses my skin, enveloping my being, wholly taking my soul. But it is a passionate lover; it is not afraid to violently toss me away, crash onto me with strong, frothy waves that deafen -- yet, as if it has changed its mind for acting so maliciously, it lovingly carries me back and onward. I give myself to the sea, let it fold over my body, wash over my creases, let it regenerate my spirit. The sea is not always calm, but it is always ready to take me -- to take me away.

And the paths, the well trodden, common paths I take in this country run through my veins; just as the soft air, as soft as silk on tree leaves, with that distinct scent, hides deep inside my soul. This is the country of childhood and summers reading books, traveling, living with my grandmother, meeting new people. It is the country I revisit every summer and are never dulled for new experiences.

Writer's Block: Choose a Power

If you could have the power to fly, be invisible, or teleport anywhere, which would you choose?
Fly or teleport! Teleport because then I wouldn't have to spend eleven hours in a plane today and could go anywhere anytime without a hassle.
And fly because it would simply be awesome.

Bike Rides

I just rode my bike to Shaws to rent a movie and it felt so friggin' good.