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Eat more Kung Pao
Wednesday. 8.8.07 5:01 pm
I have a final tomorrow and on Friday.
Youth pool party on Friday.
Saturday and Sunday I need to pack.
Then I'll be home for a week and a half.
Mixed feelings on it. Alot is going on. Going home is always half-and-half. I get to see all my friends, visit old haunts, and whip up some new memories. On the other hand, one of my best friends is mad at me I've pretty much all but lost contact with another best friend, and my parents are so wound up it's been hard to talk to either of them recently.
My dad went to M.D. Anderson in Houston a few weeks ago. He's clear of cancer. Though, since Febuary he's lost and gained back about 50 pounds. We simply cannot get him to control his eating. Before I came back to Denton my mom's shins had been hurting. We chalked it up to 'shin splints'. Turns out she ruptured another disk, this time in her lower back. This means another surgery - and this one is again placed in such a position that the wrong turn could leave her paralyzed. The surgery however costs money. Not only for services offered but for the time off she'll need to fully recover. Not to mention, this is going to keep happening, and there's nothing anybody can do to stop it. It's simply a degenerative disease. It's a huge blow to my mom who has always been somewhat independant and more adventerous than anyone realizes. Not only that, but it's genetic......and it's more likely to be passed down to Females. She's stressed beyond all imagination. I won't be there for the surgery either. I'll be away at school. When I go home a good chunk of it will be spent helping her fix up her classroom.
School, (as I mentioned before) is nearly out. Then fall starts. I'm slightly excited about fall. My classes are going to be o-so-intresting. I've also found a few local places that I'd like to check out, not to mention...I now am the happy happy owner of two tennis rackets. Not to mention it'll also be nice to answer that question "so, what are you going to do afterwards" with a vague idea. I want to go to Grad school and be a librarian. Of course, I also want to try and do some photography on the side but we'll just have to see what life throws at me.
Speaking of life and it throwing stuff at me....
I've decided i'm going to take up the piano again. I'm more than likely going to bring my keyboard up from Laredo and I've been looking around for music schools in the area. Which, isn't all that hard seeing as Denton is the Jazz capital of Texas and thusly the area is fairly rich in music. There's some other things I'd like to take up - but for right now I'm going to pull a Zanzibar and keep it under wraps for awhile. It might not even happen.....but you never know.
Other than that, everything is as it has been this past age. Full of it's comings and goings.
Monday. 8.6.07 10:33 pm
What an honor to be sorted into Hufflepuff! The house based on values and virtues over simply deeds. Not that the Hufflepuffs don't do anything worthwhile, it's just that here importance is based more on how you are, not what you do. Hufflepuff is all about acceptance. Since when is that a bad thing?
In Hufflepuff, there is a fallacy that the members are simply average, not good enough to get into the other houses. This is most definately not so. Just because Hufflepuff doesn't discriminate against people for not being good enough (or brave, smart, and ambitious enough), does not mean that the entire house is full of wimps, as people seem to think. While, yes. hard-workers are most likely to enter Hufflepuff, this does not mean there aren't other qualities. The fact that Helga Hufflepuff will take "all the rest" can and is seen as a bad thing, by some.
A Hufflepuff is loyal to their friends, trustworthy and patient, and often hard-working. One need not to fit all the criteria of a house to belong it it, nor not have any of the other House's values.
Last, I hope I need not remind you of Cedric Diggory, the one champion chosen for Hogwarts, over all the cunning Slytherins, brave Gryffindors, and clever Ravenclaws. You'd do good not to doubt Hufflepuff.
Sunday. 8.5.07 12:01 am
Your Score: 12", Holly, Dragon
You scored 42 wisdom, 38 bravery, 10 emotional, and 22 martyrdom!
Holly is a powerful protective wood that good for use against evil, but it also represents dreams and fertility. Your dragon's heartstring core makes your wand very effective in hexes.
actual entry in due course.
Tuesday. 7.24.07 10:40 am
It's been a fair while since I've posted. In truth for the first time in awhile I've been quite busy. I just haven't had the energy to write in here.
Last weekend I went home. It was an extremely short trip and at first I wasn't happy there. Then I met up with my friends. I sometimes forget how much a smile, hug and a shared joke can brighten things up. I love those girls very much, and things seem to be going fairly well for them. They seem to know what they want and how to get it. A feeling I hope I am soon in possession of. It was good seeing my parents as well. My mom dyed the tips of my hair 'teal'. They came out a rather ugly green (but that shall be fixed in due course). My grandmother thinks she's insane.
This past friday was not only the Harry Potter book 7 release (!!!!!) but two of my friends from High School were in town. They've been on a national tour marching with some of the best Corps in the world. [http://www.dci.org] is where you can see what I'm talking about. ALonzo is marching with the Blue Coats which are currently in 2nd place, and Danny is marching with the Santa Clara Vanguard which I believe is in 4th. So, after church (a lunch, a nap, and after watching a little bit of Popular) I took off back to Denton to see their performances. The shows were awesome and I had forgotten how awesome Danny's hugs can make me feel.
Also, I got a cat. He's a orange kitten and he likes to eat, poop, sleep, and his hobby is finding new and intresting ways to wake me up in the middle of the night.
This past Saturday I went to Six Flags with the youth group from church. On the whole I had a really good time. But, the first ride we went on was "The Texas Giant". A huge wooden rollercoaster that as soon as I laid eyes on made my stomache go cold and my throat tighten. But, I had made a promise to myself to meet this fear (at least) face to face - perhaps even conquer it. So, I got in line and chatted while listening to people scream as the ride continued on it's merry. I was fine until we got right up to it. It came our turn and as I sat there waiting for the ride to take off tears began rolling and I wanted off. It was too late. As we started going up the big hill I began to sob. We went down and I closed my eyes, held on tight and screamed as I never had before in my life. So, mission accomplished. I got on the stupid thing. I didn't like it. Perhaps now people will stop thinking i'm some sort of freak for not liking them. "Well, have you ever TRIED it?" "YES! YES I HAVE NO LEAVE ME ALONE". Lol. This isn't the reason I went on. I have now met face to face all of my physical fears. Needles? check. Snakes? Check. Spiders? Check. Rollercoasters????? check. I don't care what anyone else says. I'm slightly proud of myself.
Also, I'm leaving in August. For about a week and a half I will be in Laredo for what I consider "Summer Vacation". For some reason - I think I might actually havefun. It's a sneaking feeling - but it's there. Wether or not it's true...we shall have to wait and see.
As for school? Amazingly enough, I'm actually quite liking it. History is kind of cool and laid back but we're getting a really in depth look into it. Sex roles is actually kind of intresting and the discussions we have in there - believe it or not are really throughly fascinating. Also, she sometimes gives us candy at the end of class - this doesn't hurt.
My parents went to Houston for about a week and a half. This was because my dad when he had that whole thing happen to him never actually met with a doctor who specializes in Cancer. So, he went to the hospital they have in Houston and did a full check-up. He came out clean. Now we just have to get him to watch his weight and maybe get him to exercise a little bit here and there. Easier said than done.
Other than these few feeble updates - life continues on much as it has. My life is pretty dull. I thought I was actually going to have something to say when I came on here. Now, re-reading this.....it seems pretty feeble. There's more I'd like to write, but I suppose that can wait.
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