Wednesday, September 30, 2015

crazy.

THESE PAST FIVE WEEKS HAVE BEEN CRAZY.

In the past month, I have...

1. Taken at least 10-15 tests or quizzes, and done HORRIBLY on at least three.
2. Had approximately one or two meltdowns.
3. Driven on the freeway (twice).
4. Turned 16.
5. Had my first birthday party in 10 years. (No joke.)
6. Acquired a major sock/racerback tan due to the number of tennis matches that have happened.
7. Collected almost 40 names and numbers during Club Rush for my book club.
8. Signed up for all the clubs my friends have established.
9. Taken 4-5 practice SATs, scoring in my target range for most of them. 
10. Watched at least 2 episodes of Girl Meets World on Friday nights.
11. Eaten approximately 10 slices of cake. There are a lot of birthdays in September in my family. (My dad's, mine, my uncle's, and my grandma's are within 9 days of each other.)
12. Discovered a rather nasty sore in the back of my tongue that makes it feel like I have a sore throat...but I haven't.
13. Given a bunch of not-so-great grades to a bunch of newspaper reporters. I'm a hard grader. (And Features editor on my newspaper.)

I wish I could show you pictures, but alas, I didn't take any on my phone, nor do I have the energy to upload them onto my computer.

In the past 2 weeks, I have not...

1. Read a full cover-to-cover physical book.
2. Been to the library, as a matter of fact.
3. Uploaded an interesting YouTube video.
4. Edited an interesting YouTube video.
5. Filmed an interesting YouTube video (the two that I did film were quite boring. I deleted them.)


It's almost October. I want to go to bed. I have to make a cell model project. But I have to get rid of this cankersore. 

But wait. You probably want to hear more. Or maybe you don't. Maybe you're just bored of this.

But I feel like I should recap a couple main things.

1. SAT.

(of course, it's the first one on the list.)

I'm taking my first official SAT on October 3rd, which is this Saturday. I am freaking out. I AM EXCITED. but nervous. EXCITED. but nervous. This goes on my college transcripts, guys. (WHAT???!!!???) I'm aiming for a decently high score. I know my capabilities. I know I can do it.

Pray for me, guys.

2. BIRTHDAY PARTY.

Yes, I had my first birthday party in ten years. I invited my youth group and two other people (family friends) over, and it was pretty stellar. We ate Chick-fil-a and played with Nerf guns and watched Captain America outside. There were also two pinatas involved. And candy. 

I'm a child.

But I wish you all could have come! As it was, I had my hands full trying to figure out how to be the center of attention. I really am not a huge fan. I always felt bad because I was going first in lines and stuff, because it was my birthday, but still...!!!!

Everyone was really nice and I had a really good time. Maybe in sixteen years I'll have another party...

3. School.

School has been crazy. I have to go to zero period two days a week (I was originally supposed to go five days a week, but I decided not to because WHAT HOW TO GET TO SCHOOL AT 6:50 EVERY MORNING). Also SLEEP. I'm taking three AP classes and in the middle of tennis season right now, and I'm getting home at 4:30 at the earliest, which is awful. 

Things are cray. But they're good.

4. DRIVING.

I'm about to take my second driving lesson (in a week or two, probably), and I'm excited. I've been getting a little bit better at driving (even though sometimes I'm a dangerous one and I forget to look for cars when I'm changing lanes), and I even went on the freeway twice. I can't remember if I told you guys that or not. I probably did. I was really excited about it.

5. i just...aias;lkjb...aspeoijah;..laepoibhabhas;eo....

i'm tired. i think i'll go to bed.

BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING THIS & I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.



Sunday, September 20, 2015

Updates, a Public Spotify...and I'm Almost 16 !!! !!!! !!!!!

Happenings:

(really short ones because it's 10:30 at night, and i'm rather tired and would like to go to sleep but also need to update everyone)

~AP Bio test tomorrow. Just spent an hour with my dad reviewing for it (he was a biochem major). Too bad his science and math genes didn't rub off on me.

~Drove on the freeway for the first time today. I went 67 mph and had to change lanes and it was freaky and I'm really glad I didn't die. Countdown till December, when I can actually get my license: 3 months.

~Finishing up on party planning. Yes, I am having a Sweet Sixteen party! I'm really excited, partly because I love my youth group (I decided I wanted to have a youth-group-only party, because it'd be kind of awkward if I had everyone I know there), and also because I haven't had a party since I was, like, six. Not even kidding. I'm not a party person. (And yes, I'll share pictures and most likely a vlog on it.)

~I made a public Spotify so I could embed playlists and things on here without giving away my dad's name and stuff. AND YAY I'M EMBEDDING STUFF SO WISH ME LUCK. (here's some of the stuff i've been listening to. it's mostly andy mineo, because his new album just came out, but there's alessia cara & jasmine thompson & twenty-one pilots on it too:)



~Kind of freaky how old I'm getting. 16 isn't that old, but in 2 years--730 days--I'll be legal and able to vote. (CraYZyZYY.)

How are you guys doing? What have you been up to?



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

THE YEAR THAT THINGS WILL CHANGE.

Junior year is fairly different from sophomore year, different enough that I'm thinking I might change my procrastinating ways. (But I mean like, I suppose I'm procrastinating by writing this post...)

1. I am allowed to eat in at least 2 of my classes. 

DO YOU REALIZE THE MONUMENTALNESS OF THAT SENTENCE.

I Am Allowed To Eat In Like 2 Of My Classes.

Last year, the only class I was allowed to eat in was in AP Euro. But guess what? guess what???

I CAN FINALLY GET THROUGH THIRD AND FOURTH PERIODS BECAUSE I AM ALLOWED TO EAT.

(as long as it doesn't distract me, but since when did giving fuel to your brain distract you from learning? hahahaha. ha. ha. hurrrr.)

2. THE HOMEWORK STINKS MAJORLY.

Guess who stayed up until 10:30 at night doing math homework? Granted, I'd gone for a run and done some other stuff before I finally started homework, but LET'S BE HONEST: WHO DOES HOMEWORK UNTIL 10:30 ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL?

I do, apparently.

3. The freshmen look even smaller.

My brother started his freshman year. He looks fairly young. But I'm going to be really honest with you right now...

...there are people who look like they could be in sixth grade right now, no joke. It's crazy. I wonder how four years can change so much of you--most of the seniors look like they're basically adults. (At least to me, a lowly junior, they do.)

4. YOU PAY ATTENTION MORE IF CLASSES YOU LIKE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY.

Science and math are my first and fifth periods, respectively. In the middle are language arts, Spanish, and U.S. history. All three classes and/or teachers in the middle are bomb.

And besides, after sitting for 4.5 hours in SAT boot camp during summer, I'm not complaining about 55-minute class periods.

5. I AM OFFICIALLY THE AGE OF TROY AND GABRIELLA IN HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL.

okay, so technically after winter break, I'll be their ages. But I'm still their ages.

Actually, I'm still 15, which means I'm the age of some of the older freshmen.

6. I got my first college letter today.

It has my name on it and everything. I suspect that Washington University in St. Louis (yeah, I don't know how that works, either...Washington in St. Louis?) stole my information from my College Board account. They say that I am among a select group invited to accelerate my search for the right college with "Backpack Secrets of the Nation's Top Scholars." (They actually made that phrase bold on the paper and all that wonderful collegiate jazz.)

HAHAHAHAHA. What are "backpack secrets" anyway?

7. I discovered Twenty One Pilots' song "Stressed Out" AND I TOTALLY RELATE.

(hello to everyone who loves twenty one pilots. i haven't joined your fandom yet but i like your band.)

8. My Sweet Sixteen is coming up. I'LL BE SIXTEEN BY THE END OF THIS MONTH. HURRAH. HURRAH. HURRAH.

I am having a party, but I've decided I'm only inviting my youth group friends and one other family friend. 

9. I hope you're all having wonderful days, and please excuse me if I can't respond to your comments. I read all of them (I REALLY DO; THEY SEND ME EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS EVERY TIME YOU COMMENT) and they mean a lot to me. 

Also, check out my recent video from my YouTube channel! Don't forget to subscribe!

(look at me being a little professional.)