Maybe I'm a little too obsessive.

May 2008 - Posts

  • Four more days.

    Last week, I voted for the first time. It was wonderful, ah! I had a bit of a crisis in the voting booth, as John Edwards was still on the ballot and I really, really wanted to vote for him — but I held back and decided that my vote should go towards a candidate who is actually still in the race. So I voted for Obama. But really, at this point I'd be okay with either Obama or Hillary.

    On Tuesday, I get to present to my english class the song about which I wrote my research paper. I chose "Save Ginny Weasley" by Harry and the Potters, and boy oh boy is it going to rock so much. I think that Michelle and I are also going to sing a song for our class, as well. I'm just supernervous about getting a good grade, because Mr. Liimatta's told me that he has high hopes for my project. But we'll see.

    Last week, I also went to Louisville with Michelle to see Drew Danburry play. He's all kinds of wonderful. But before he played, this guy named Nicholas Megalis performed as well. Oh, be still my heart! Unfortunately, Michelle made her claim to him before I did, so he's her future husband. But still. I can't stop listening to his music. He's amazing, you guys. Amazing.

    I only have four more days of school left — and I won't even be attending four whole days, really. Tuesday is the last full day of classes, I am showing up for half of the day on Wednesday, I might stay all day Thursday for we have graduation practice that day, and Friday... who knows. But man oh man. I'm not sure how I feel about the end of high school. Sure, I'm excited, pumped for the next chapter in my life and my education, but I'm really afraid of losing touch with my friends and... well... I think I'm sort of just afraid of growing up. I like being a youngster. I'm not sure I really want to move on.

    It doesn't help that NYU still hasn't sent me the financial aid information. So chances are, I'll be rejecting their acceptance offer just because I never received all of the necessary information from them. I only have until June 1st or 2nd to send in a housing deposit, meaning I have about a week left to decide. And I can't even check the mail until Tuesday. Federal holidays suck sometimes.

    (It's not like I'm not happy with Juniata. I love Juniata, really. But... NYU. I got into NYU. I could quite possibly attend NYU! How astounding is that?)

    I need to get a job.
  • I can't think of a good title, so this will have to do.

    This is just a list of my life since May 1st. Yeah, there's a week or so missing there since my last update. But that was just a week of school, rehearsal and not enough sleep.

    Lists seems pretty darn good to me.

    Wednesday, April 30th:
    • Urinetown opened. It rocked a lot. We actually pulled it together.

    Thursday, May 1st:
    • Turned 18.
    • Sent off my deposit to Juniata College (and over the next few days, signed up for an orientation, began putting together a tentative schedule for next fall, etc).
    • The cast of Urinetown sang Happy Birthday to me.
    • Got cake and cannolis.

    Friday, May 2nd:
    • Woke up with a crazy sore throat and a cough.
    • Voice deteriorated, asthma triggered. Am still trying to recover from that, but unfortunately I never seem to have time to rest.

    Sunday, May 4th:
    • Urinetown ended. Even with my crappy voice, I still managed to sort of sing in the shows. It was actually a total blast.

    Wednesday, May 7th:
    • Took the AP Calculus exam. Not that bad, I guess.

    Thursday, May 8th:
    • Ate breakfast at Tolly Ho with a bunch of my classmates, Coach Reed and Mr. Liimatta. Mr. Liimatta is the coolest EVER. He did his chicken and monkey prank noises for us, and when the mayor walked into Tolly Ho (apparently he eats breakfast there, like, every day?), Mr. L asked him to give us a pep talk — and he did! It was fantastic. Somehow, life is always amusing when Mr. Liimatta is around.
    • We did the breakfast and pep talk because this morning, I took the AP English Lit exam. I think I did okay. We'll see.
    • Mentoring showcase. It was actually supernice. I was smiling throughout all of the presentations. Everybody did such great projects! I'm really proud of my classmates, really really.
    • Ate a quick dinner with James, Brian, Saskia and Portia at McDonald's tonight after mentoring. Was amusing. I love my friends.

    Friday, May 9th:
    • Got into NYU (off the waitlist, baby!), and requested the official acceptance packet and financial aid package. Wouldn't it be cool if they gave me lots of monies? :)
    • Went to the Urinetown cast party.
    • Did a lot of karaoke and killed my dying voice.

    Saturday, May 10th:
    • Sat around the house all day, sickly and gross.
    • Went to the orchestra pops concert (my final concert :( sad!).
    • Got the senior gift, which is a gorgeous and shiny jewelry box (and boys got beer steins, ahah).
    • Surprised Mrs Neff with her new podium — which is amazingly beautiful, Mr Reynolds did a fantastic job, seriously.

    Sunday, May 11th:
    • Sat around the house all day, even more sickly and gross.
    • Ate food from Belle Notte that my dad brought from the restaurant, because I felt too crappy to actually go out and eat. I kind of put a damper on mother's day :(

    Monday, May 12th:
    • Ate breakfast in Mrs Minor's class.
    • Taught Newton's Method to my Calculus class.
    • Confirmed the notion that I am the suckiest math teacher alive.

    Now, I am sitting in the living room, actually in a pretty foul mood. I am still incredibly sick — I thought it was improving, but I think that karaoke on Friday night set it all off again. Now it's to the point where when I sit down from walking around the house for a few minutes, my chest hurts and the coughing only makes it worse and why can't I just get better already, because this has persisted since May 2nd, my god!

    I also would like to be reviewing a few topics for my psychology AP exam tomorrow — the one I actually have a chance on — kids, say no to AP Chemistry, unless you're really really smart — but I can't find a quiet place in the house to do so because my mom is in the TV room clacking away on the computer and my sister and her friend are upstairs cackling away in her room (though I asked my dad to tell her no friends until after tomorrow — she'd yell at me if I tell her, and I can't handle it when she yells at me because she never listens, just yells and yells) and no matter where I go I will hear one of these and it will drive me insane. I can handle the faint sounds of kids playing outside, or of neighbors mowing their lawns. But the sounds of the keyboard or of people eating/talking/laughing — I just can't do it. I love how nobody in this house is at all considerate of the girl trying to finish out her senior year of high school.

    Tomorrow I will:
    • Take (and most likely fail) the Chemistry AP exam.
    • Eat lunch in the car.
    • Take (and hopefully ace) the Psychology AP exam.
    • Die.
    • Go to Lexington GSA.

    Someday I'll blog about "exciting" things again. Hopefully. If I survive the next two weeks, anyway.