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Saturday. 8.30.08 11:23 am
Friday was a really, really great day for me. Everything just went great. Completely peachy.

All the things about school that usually annoy me, but I accept as life, like long lunch lines, staying up late, boredom, missing homework...almost none of them applied yesterday. There was some homework that I didn't do, and wasn't even due until Tuesday. I took a quiz, the first in that class, and actually did well (I think).

During Driver's Ed, I got to catch up on my Zune Podcast Subscriptions. Score!

During Math class I had fun because the section we're doing just comes naturally to me, so I finished all the problems early and helped other people in class. This doesn't happen very often with me anymore. It was nice.

Creative writing is always a plus. Though the assignment she gave us over the long weekend is in poor taste.

After school, I got to get out of practice early (BUT THE COACH WANTS ME TO COME IN TUESDAY MORNING, NOT COOL) and run to Katie's house for about 7 minutes. Then I took her home, got rid of all of our trash, and took her and Sean to the Digital Scavenger Hunt at our Youth Group. Butt-loads of fun going on there.

Crap, I forgot (just like last year) to keep one of the lists so as to show what we do as part of the scavenger hunt. Meh.

After that, there was a brief skirmish with Mom about driving at 11 (but that also blew over relatively fast) and then I went to a sleep over at KILO's house, which is pretty amazing considering everyone's schedule. We messed around nearly all night, got sick from Wendy's, and finally went to sleep at some unknown hour of the night.

And now I'm back, with lots of work and no motivation whatsoever. I don't think Katie's even awake yet.

I was tagged by The Muffin Man, and I will get to that. But first I have to come up with 15 lesser known things about me. This is harder than you'd think because that's what this blog is all about...so lets see what I can dig up this week at school.

PS Does anyone else hate the scroll down bar with all your web addresses in the new version of Firefox? It just shows a seemingly random splotch of my history and my favorites. Which isn't what I want AT ALL.

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Peanut Butter Oreos
Wednesday. 8.27.08 9:00 pm
I posted this in the reading section already, but I'll put here for attention's sake. This is the "process essay" that I did in Creative Writing 2, where we wrote out the process of something we do that's unique, be it a snack, game, or creation. I did mine on peanut butter Oreos, which I make with great care and attention. There's more love in one of these suckers than in a baby-boomer's old house.

It's two pages long on Word (double spaced, though!) but since the point of it is to be fun to read, I'm sure nobody will mind too much. And, it's really is yummy. So. Here it is:

Today weíll be making a snack thatís healthy, all natural, and aesthetically pleasing. No, not really. Weíre smearing peanut butter on Oreos. There are two giants in the snack world. Well, three: cheese, peanut butter, and chocolate. Any combination of the three can potentially be mouthwatering, but for now youíll only read about two. So, letís begin.

For the purpose of neatness, gather all the necessary materials on a table before starting. Youíll need a source of peanut butter (preferably a jar [preferably plastic {but it doesnít really matter}]), a knife that wonít bend easily, a decent supply of Oreo cookies, and a plate. The size of the plate depends mostly on your supply of cookies, assuming you want to use them all. Or it might depend on your supply of peanut butter. Whichever of the two runs out quickest.

First, the Oreos. You know chocolate. Everyone loves it. I donít need to tell you that. One of the most warmly received chocolate products, behind the chocolate fondue fountain, is the Oreo cookie. For our purposes, weíll need the Double Stuffed kind for two reasons. Firstly because when split open, Double Stuffed Oreos split evenly nearly every time, with the cream entirely on one side, and leaving no question as to what side one should lick or eat separately. Secondly because the extra cream counteracts the tendency of the crunchy, chocolate-y cracker to absorb all your saliva and become extremely sticky (the peanut butter will probably make this worse). More cream means less scraping the roof of your mouth. However, using normal or reduced fat Oreo cookies is acceptable, even if it means youíre really a pansy. Take each side of the cookie in one hand, and twist. The twisting should be gentle yet firm so as to preserve the structural integrity of each cracker (you donít want a broken cookie) and also to encourage all of the creamy goodness to stay on one side or the other. Also, each hand should twist in the opposite direction of the other hand. Otherwise, the cookie will simply rotate in front of your face and taunt you with its one-ness. You will fail. Assuming you do not fail in this way, lay each side of the cookie down on the plate. Take note of which side has a large white circle on it.

Second, the peanut butter. Now, peanut butter is big. Almost every candy bar that doesnít have caramel in it has peanut butter instead. Peanut butter is much more versatile. (You wonít find caramel being sold by the jar.) Personally, I prefer Peter Pan brand, though JIF is good, too. As long as itís not that ďall naturalĒ stuff. Youíll find that your taste buds are unsatisfied, and that your stomach contents tend to settle out unpleasantly. You need a steady supply of preservatives in your diet. On top of that, stay away from the crunchy kind, as that will ruin the texture of your delicacy. (There is a time and place for nuts in your butter, and this is neither.) As a side note, it might be interesting to try the peanut butter that comes pre-mixed with grape jelly, if it tickles your fancy. Acquire some peanut butter on your inflexible knife, and spread it evenly on the naked cracker; that is, on the cracker that has no cream on it. If there is no such cracker, use the one with the least amount of impurity. The layer of peanut butter should be no thicker than the cracker itself, and there should be room around the edges for smearing.

The last step is the most satisfying, and the most vital. Take both sides of the estranged cookie and place them together, cream against peanut butter. Line up the crackers themselves so that as seen from above, they overlap perfectly. Press them together slowly until the peanut butter oozes out just enough to pass the edges of the cookie, but no more. Note that one should have caution of extra oozage during consumption. Grab a glass of milk, because you know that if PB&J sandwiches alone or Oreos alone go with milk, then a combination practically demands it. Heed your thirst. Enjoy!

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What's going on, guys?
Tuesday. 8.26.08 10:49 pm
There's so much drama on nuTang lately. -sigh-

Why can't we all love each other? Heheheh, ohoho. Ha.

Seriously?

BUT ANYWAY, today was:

Rainy.

Personally, I really like rain. I like the the near uncomfort. I LOVE when lightning strikes from right above my head. If I could choose a way to die, right now I would choose lightning struck to death. Then again, it'd be great to survive said event, assuming I keep all my brain functions.

Whenever it really pours, I get excited. And I don't even notice, usually. It's kind of a deep sense of comfort. But it never rains hard for more than 10 or 15 minutes around here, and I always end up disappointed.

But not today! Today was a combination of half hour downpours, angry drizzles, and the clouds glaring down on our puny heads. It was wonderful. The sheer volume of the water falling from the sky made my head spin. I dare say this was on the order of someone seeing snow for the first time. Well, no I don't. But you get the idea.

The constant fear of hydroplaning in a minivan makes driving much more interesting, also. I'm a fairly careful driver, which is good, because I was out in another downpour tonight dropping off my friends in their wooded neighborhood. Lots of water on the roads. More than a little slipping. But nobody knew that until I was safe at home. Or just now, actually.

Hi.

//subject change/

Beware, girls. I will melt your brain. *cue eerie music*

Is it just me, or is everything worth worrying about completely under control? Yeah. It's just me. Cha-ching!

And now, on to Math IB and a little touch up of my Oreo recipe. Yummy.

PS:
Get along, you guys.

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Oh, man. I feel fried.
Monday. 8.25.08 10:21 pm
The first week of school is a bit more taxing than I'd like. I kind of can't wait for swim season to end, now. That's the only respite I have to look forward to; the two hardest classes are year long. At least I have Creative Writing.

The problem in THAT class is that I'm in a room with 15 kids like me. Which means that there's no concentration to be had for me. It's not too bad, as long as I can finish at home.

But writing for that class is fun, so far. I think it'll be better than last year.

Driver's Ed is not as bad as I thought. The teacher's a stiff, though he can be agreeable. I talk to a few friends, plus one of the girls who's actually in CW2 with me. So it's good.

On the spur of the moment, I just googled my name to see what employers might find if they were searching me out. As it turns out, there's a well known porn star who shares my first and last name. That's...embarrassing. It'd be hard to make a name for myself if someone else already has...and in the porn industry, no less. Gosh. What luck.

(For those of you who know me personally, I'd appreciate it if that didn't get around. I can only imagine how some people would take that.)

Mmm. Back to Communist Russia for me!

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