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Wednesday. 1.27.10 9:06 am
Well, lookey here, I'm making a post again.

Not much to report. School's going well enough. My new fourth block is going to grate on my nerves, but I had nothing else to take and I kind of like being at ATC for fourth block, so, I'll deal with it.

Would it creep you out if I told you I know that you're reading this? It's true. I do.

Hmm...


Anyway, I've finally started getting into the meat of Metroid Prime Trilogy. I played MP3 through once, and now I'm starting the entire thing over with MP1. It's still fantastic, even though I've played the gamecube version countless times. By countless I mean 4 or 5 times...it strikes me how cheesy the plot is sometimes, but it doesn't bother me too much. It's just fun.

Fun, fun, fun. I interviewed with a guy from Brown University on Saturday. He was pretty great. I think we talked for an hour and a half, all told. He said that I was a great candidate for Brown as far as personality goes. My grades aren't half bad either. So the fact that he seems to like me is probably a good sign. The same goes for the lady from MIT. She wasn't as engaging, but she was definitely nice. I think they both are going to recommend me. Wheee!

I got accepted into Clemson already. For a while I was psyching myself out, wondering if I would be able to get into ANY of the schools I applied to. But I got in, so that's great. Now I'll have a fantastic backup if everything else falls through.

MP2 has some nice music tracks. And a lot of them, too.

I am just not writing well lately. I mean, look at this. My thoughts are hardly flowing well, even within themselves. I wrote a commentary for an excerpt from Hamlet that was only 4 pages long, double spaced. (That's written, not typed.) It was a bit concerning. I guess I'm just off.

My dog's getting old. :| She now refuses to walk within 4 feet of the kitchen and doesn't readily move across any of the wood floor. I think it's because her nails are so long that she slips everywhere she goes. Doooooggyyyyyyy.

She still loves a good scratch behind her ears. d'awww

Lauren bought me a milkshake on the way to Dead Theologians after school yesterday. So I was sitting in a Panera Bread, with a milkshake from Chick-Fil-A, and it was delicious. I've never had the peppermint ones before. CERTAIN PEOPLE were going overboard with the coveting. I've never felt so guilty consuming a gift from someone that I ended up paying for anyway. What gives.

I saw Saw (VI?) last night. The newest one. It was...different. I dunno if they did that on purpose, but it was. Kyle loves the Saw movies. I just think they're OK. The plot twists are pretty sweet, but when you have a twist that extends into earlier movies, that means people have to watch ALL of the movies to get it. And that's frustrating.

GORE GORE GORE GORE GORE

That's frustrating too.

I'm still astounded with the awesomeness from the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack. Hans Zimmer is the man. I should find more of his soundtracks...

After I finish this powerpoint on the differences between French and Georgian architectural styles.

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Regret
Saturday. 1.16.10 11:16 am
Why on earth do I join the basketball team.

I hate practices.

I hate games.

I don't hate the coach, but right now I am supremely pissed at him.


It's not even that I'm bad at basketball. I'm not great, but honest-to-God I actually do pretty well when I play with my friends. If I was just bad I wouldn't play. I wonder if my problems don't come from the coach. Now that I think about it, I had fun and did well at practice when he left early...

This is what he does. He starts with the "first string". OK. But, except for a few certain people, he will switch out anybody who makes ANY sort of mistake. And that sounds reasonable, but what it means is that none of the "second string" people ever get their game on because they play 3 or 4 minutes tops, out of four 6-minute quarters.

Today even the better kids were playing badly, so we were trailing around 10 points, and with 35 seconds left he put in a bunch of kids who hadn't played much because they aren't as good, including me. He made a joke out of the five of us firstly, and he belittled the game. Instead of playing til the end as best we could, he gave up. It's like that obnoxious kid playing video games who starts killing himself because he can't kill anybody else. It was stupid.



On another note, last night was very, eh, special. I thought I'd spend the evening reading or sleeping, both of which would have been just fine, but instead I got the chance to...well, this isn't exactly a safe haven for me anymore. Suffice it to say that I was out late and enjoyed myself immensely doing things as simple as flat-volleyball soccer, wine glass ringing, or even blanket fights.

My new skullcandy buds just came in. This day is already improving.

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Hmmm,hmmhmhmhmm
Tuesday. 1.12.10 6:27 pm
I have no business being this content. I have two applications due the 15th, and with an 88 in Chemistry and some missing work waiting to punch a hole in my English grade, I don't have time to sit here and do them because the semester is about to end and I need to get my stuff in.

And yet here I am. Not ecstatic, but a bit more relaxed than I've been in the past few weeks.

Being 18 is hardly a big deal.

I kind of wish that a certain few friends were online so I could have a thoughtful conversation, but I'll be fine until then.

HA! Speak of the devil.

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Changes
Friday. 1.8.10 11:35 pm
I changed my message alert tone. Now it's a power chord followed by the tinkling of breaking glass.

I changed my phone theme, too. It revolves around contrasts, especially those within us all.

I changed my attitude. Well, I change that a lot, so it's no big deal.

I managed to get a Prom date. That's a first.

I saw 500 Days of Summer tonight. Sort of struck a chord with me.

I have been cursing A LOT lately. This week, really. Just a really foul mood.

My favorite quote was near the beginning: "...she'd only loved two things. The first was her long dark hair. The second was how easily she could cut it off and not feel a thing."


And now! My contacts are drying out and I'm off to bed.

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