Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Saturday, September 19, 2009
... that I haven't kept this blog updated lately and I really don't mind.
Anyway, I've been looking at mylifeisaverage.com and I found some really hilarious posts. They all sound so fun!
Today, I got into disneyland dressed as Waldo. All day long, whenever I saw someone take out a camera, I would freeze in the background of their photo. Best day ever spent. MLIA
Today, Instead of doing my assignments I was running around my house trying to hit things with a mini nerf gun. I kept missing and wondering why. Then I realized I was closing one eye but that John Smith in Pocahontas said, "Open both your eyes, you see twice as well." I started hitting everything. Thank you John Smith. MLIA
Yesterday, we were playing dodgeball in PE. One of the rules is if you hit someone in the face, they stay in and you're out. Since I'm no good at throwing, I was running around putting my face where the balls would hit it. My team won. MLIA
Yesterday, while at a school mass the priest started the ceremony with the usual opening words. He then stopped before continuing with the normal procedure by stating, "That was really hard for me. I've developed a phobia of talking with a microphone. I'm afraid Kanye West is going to jump on the altar." I don't know if I was extremely amused or intrigued that a holy man was watching the VMAs. MLIA.
Today, at an assembly, while my friend was talking about clubs, a boy ran up and grabbed the mic, yelling, "I'm really happy for you and I'm gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best music videos of all time. Of ALL TIME." I'm fairly certain this made school assembly history. MLIA.
Today, I was riding the Metro train home. At each stop, the driver says "Stand clear, please, doors are closing." Usually they say it with a very flat affect - but my driver decided to switch it up. Every time, he said it differently: operatic voice, rapping, Donald Duck imitation, whispering, and my favorite, with a British accent (saying "Mind the Gap"). Best trip home EVER. MLIA.
Today, a kid in the pre-school class I teach said "son of a bitch" Normally I couldn't care less, but school policy says I have to call the kid's parents to tell them. I told his mom the story, and without a beat said, "did he use it in a gramatically correct sentence?" Guess who is my new favorite parent? MLIA
Yesterday in Biology, I got really excited and looked under my table. Taped under it was a bag of chips and a note for me. My lab partner looked extremely confused. Little does she know, my sister and I are secret angents and leave notes for each other around school. School has never been more exciting. MLIA
Today, I recieved a knock on the door from two teenage boys dressed in doctor suits with a giant needle, they asked me if i've seen somebody suspicious lurking around my property, at that exact moment another teenager in a straight jacket runs by and the two chase after him. I still can't stop laughing. MLIA
Today, while walking through the school parking lot to walk home after school, I heard what sounded like an ice cream truck. Considering it was September and I was still on school property, I was very confused. I then saw a car full of seniors drive by, blasting an ice-cream truck jingle, throwing ice cream sandwiches at unexpecting walkers. I got two. MLIA.
Today in Chem class, an etremely irritating girl was talking rudely about another person and didn't realize that the whole class went quite. The teacher then casually said "By the way class, don't talk to her, she is an example of what we call Bismuth Technetium Hydride". He then preceded to write on the board the chemical symbol for the compound. Bi Tc H. It made me smile. MLIA
Today I decided to watch the news at 10. The first thing I heard was, "It's 10 pm. Do you know where your children are?" I panicked for a minute and looked around, before realizing that I don't have any children. MLIA
Today, I saw a sign on the school's student noticeboard. It read "LOST: AIR GUITAR". It made my day. MLIA.
Today, I was listening to "I Just Can't Wait to be King" on my iPod while walking home, right as Simba says, "everybody look left, everybody look right" a few other people and I were at the streetcorner waiting to cross the street. I'm glad Simba is watching out for my safety. MLIA.
Today, in my Spanish class, we were learning the Spanish names for colors. Right as the class all said together "negro" (which means black), the black boy who had just left walked back in. His face was priceless. MLIA.
Today, my science teacher asked, "What is life?". The answer could be as short or as long as we wanted. Of course, the question made me think of Lion King so I wrote, "Life is a circle that never stops." I looked at it again and thought I didn't want to rip Lion King off so I wrote in fine print, "Source: Lion King". I got full credit. MLIA
Reading these has given me some great ideas!
And it's taught me something, in a way, too...
Go out and make today interesting by being average!
Monday, June 29, 2009
... that I am extremely excited for my Senior year of high school.
Being a Senior, I have many responsibilities and I am much more of a role model for all of those under me. This is a huge role to take on and I feel like I'm prepared to take on the role, even though I know I'm going to get stressed out plenty of times.
As Senior year approaches and after it starts I have to look at colleges and eventually choose at the most 5 of my favorites. At the moment, this college search is not going very well at all. I have no idea what to do. What to look for. I'm even unsure of what I want. I know I want a good theatre program and a good music program along with the ability to double major/minor. I don't know what I'm going to study at this point. I think I might go into theatre, with an emphasis on the business/production side. But I also want to double major and have something else. I've thought about Math, but what do you do with a double major in theatre and math? I've also thought about music. And I definitely want to minor in Spanish.
To put it simply: My college search is very confusing. I also am not sure of how to actually search for colleges. I've done the whole draw-a-circle-around-your-city-of-how-far-you'd-be-willing-to-go, but I've done nothing with that. Help!
Anyways, back to Senior year: I'm nervous for the workload I'm going to have from the classes I'll be taking. However, HOWEVER, I have a study hall! I have never had a study hall during my past three years of high school and I am extremely excited to actually be able to do work during the school day! I will definitely need to because of my schedule next year, which looks like this:
- AP Government/National Issues
- AP Calculus
- AP Statistics
- AP English
- Theatre Class
- Mixed Chorus
Plus, on top of all of this, I'm going to be extremely involved with my school's Theatre Department. I'm Drama Club President which is going to be a lot of work, but I'm looking forward to it.
I am seriously thrilled for my Senior year of high school, even though I know it's going to be loads and loads of work.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
... that I am extremely pleased with my ACT score. I took the ACT on April 4th and I found out my scores on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 15th. School had ended. I had gone to my locker and then to the auditorium for rehearsal. We had a run-through of the show. I remembered at 2:40, 20 minutes before rehearsal started, that the ACT scores were being posted online that day. I grabbed Delia and we ran to the Media Center to get online and check. I sat down at the computer, logged on and opened the browser. It took me about 2 minutes to get logged onto the ACT website and t0 get to my scores.
At the top of the page I see...
I FREAKED. I was shooting for a 34 but told myself that I would be happy with a 33, but not a 32. I was soooooo happy. I yanked out my cell phone and called my mom. She was also very happy, of course. She told me I made her smile. :) I was so ecstatic.
I got off of the phone with my mom, and of course the librarian says, "Next time take your phone out in the hall. But I'm very happy for you. What did you get?"
"Oh! That's so good. Good job."
It went something like that.
So basically that made me really really happy. I ran back to the auditorium and was so happy. And I told Delia to not tell everyone and she, accordingly, yells "Justin got a 33 on the ACT."
It was great. I can get into pretty much any college now.
And believe it or not, I have actually considered taking the test again. I know - NERD.
... that we fail at keeping this blog update.
We have had no time in the past two-three months because we have been very involved with our school's musicals and with schoolwork itself.
Now for a real confession...
I must confess...
...that I LOVE Adam Lambert! His vocal ability is unbelievable.
Delia can attest for this because one day after school I was listening to his version of Mad World while having a musical orgasm because he is so amazing. I kept shouting, "HE HAS NO BREAKS!" (Yes. I am very aware that I am a music nerd. I get it.) He has no trouble going through his breaks and he has such amazing control over his voice. The past two weeks that I have watched him, my jaw has just fallen to the ground. Both times my mouth hung wide open. I can't get over how amazing his vocal abilities are. In Mad World he sings a C. A C! How many guys do you know that can sing a C like he does? I know 0. (And yes, I went to my keyboard and figured out what note he sang. NERD!)
You should just know that I think Adam Lambert is amazing. He may not appeal to the masses, but he sure is the best singer on that show. He has set a new bar that is not surpassed by any of the other contestants, vocally. And I am sure that Delia agrees 100% with me.
Here is a link to his performance of Mad World.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
...that I can't keep track of who I am. Which sounds like the first line of a really terrible, warbling emo song, I know.
I think it's just stress, I think it's just nerves. Brush it off, you know?
I was flipping idly through some of the old graphics I have saved, and one said, "Be open to whatever comes next," and I thought, "That's good advice. Optimistic, you know? American."
And then two days later I read a callous tabloid article about Natasha Richardson's sudden death, and I think about her poor husband and her poor sons and "next" seems pretty damn terrible. "Next" kind of makes me want to cry.
My days are running together, and the weird thing is that there's nothing wrong. I have great friends, I'm doing decent in school despite my complaining, home is as alright as I can expect it to be.
I don't know what's wrong. No, that's a lie, I do know what's wrong, and it's that I'm selfish and I'm hypocritical and there are a big handful of things I hate about myself but refuse to deal with. I get a horrible squelchy feeling sometimes, inexplicably, at inappropriate times. I need someone to confide in, but I'd refuse to even if given the opportunity. I'm worried about my future, I'm worried about my body and my brain and my talent and my ability to stave off a breakdown.
I walked outside last night and stood there, breathing in and out for a full five minutes, staring up at an absolutely beautiful sky, and only felt anxiety.
I can't seem to enjoy fresh air anymore, and it's kind of freaking me out.
/end nonsensical emo-vomit.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
... that I have done absolutely no homework since this Christmas Break has started. I have no desire to even open a book. I hope that this doesn't mean I will be doing loads of homework the Saturday and Sunday before I return to school.
I did do some work today. I worked on my lines and songs for the musical I'm a part of in February. Besides that, I've done nothing....
Okay. I admit it. I did do SOME other homework on December 26 when I was bored at my grandma's house. But it was only about a page of reading in my history book (which I was supposed to have done the week before break started :-P ).
I hate even thinking about homework right now.
Would you like a list of things I have to do? No? Well, I don't care! Here ya go:
- Edit a short movie for English class
- Read over 20 pages of European History and take notes
- Do Physics problems (I can't even find my book/binder to know how many)
- Work on a Physics project about biodiesel (which is totally going to fall apart with all of the rehearsals in the next month)
- Memorize L'Ultima Canozone & work on If With All You Hearts if I make it past the first round of this contest
- Memorize Act 1 by Friday 1/9/09 (<-- i said 09!)
- Rehearsals everyday pretty much
- Hang Out with friends :-)
You know what? I think that's enough. I don't want to know what else I have to do.
I want to bite someone.