Monday, August 31, 2009

More about my school

In my recent post, I wrote that I started high school. Well, It's my third day of school, and I think I'm doing pretty good. There are some things that I didn't mention earlier, so I'll describe them now. I have a special class (everyone does) called POD'S. It is a class of about 15 to 20 kids and you talk about what you want to be when you grow up. Career choices and stuff like that. You also talk about your senior culminating project. The teacher you have when your a freshman is the same teacher you have for all four years. Here's some more stuff you didn't know. I have four different schedules.

The first one is called a Plaid Day. They are on Mondays and you have all six classes. The second one is called a Green Day. On those days, you only have periods 1, 3, and 5. You have those Green Days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The third one is called a Gold Day. And you have periods 2, 4, and 6. Those days are Wednesdays and Fridays. The last schedule is called a Plaid/POD Day. You have all your classes PLUS your POD class. And you have your POD class between your 2nd and 3rd periods.

There is something called Student Access Time where you can come in early and get help on stuff or you can just kill some time in the library. But, I'll use it for help. You can go in from 7:35am to 8:15am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Also, I have different school starting times. Every Monday is 8:30am and Tuesday through Friday is 8:20am. That's a lot of info to remember isn't it?! Well, try being me and having to go through all these different times!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm as ready as I'll ever be

Today was my first day of high school. It was really difficult finding my classes because almost half of it is under construction. The other half is complete. There are three floors in my new school. And I'm totally not used to that yet. The lunch is okay. I had pizza today. During the middle of our schedules, we had an assembly and all grades were in the gym. The gym is really beautiful because it's brand new. There are also new rooms that look amazing but some of them have a funny smell. My first period is science, just plain 9th grade science and it is in a building that's separate from the main school. It's called the Field School, but the students and staff call it the 'Annex'. My second period is Introductory to Fitness in the gym. My third period is English 9A Honors. My fourth period is Digital Photography 1. And then I have lunch. My fifth period is 9 World History A Honors. And my sixth period is Integrated Math 1A. In that class we have to have a really big calculator and it's called TI-84. I will have more to talk about tomorrow when my brain isn't so full of stuff.

P.S. I did okay for my first day of school. I was a little tired, but I got woken up a bit. Other than getting lost, I think did okay!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I got a haircut!

I bet that doesn't sound very exciting to all of you, but it does to me! When I got my perm in December of '08, I was happy to have curly hair. But then it started growing out and I had like two inches of straight and then the rest was curly. I became tired with it and I wanted something new. And that's exactly what I got. During last Thursday, I finally got my hair cut. I was so excited to finally get some of my mane cut off. The lady who did it, did a very nice job. I donated my hair for the third time when I got my hair cut. They only need six inches at the minimum and all the donated hair makes wigs for children with cancer. This organization is called Pink Heart Funds and you can go HERE for more information. I got a lot of my perm taken out, but what's left looks more natural. The pictures above are a before shot and an after shot!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Narrator

This is a story that I wrote in a day. It didn't take very long for me to do it because most of my stories don't need a lot of editing and revising. This one only needed a few tweaks. Enjoy!:

The Narrator
August 19, 2009
Age: 14

The Narrator. Yes, that’s what they call me. The Narrator this and The Narrator that. Now I know that some of you might (or must) ask me, is this: Who is they? That’s a good question. A very good one indeed. Now to answer your question. The answer is everyone, for everyone is they. Children, adults, authors. Old wrinkly men like me. It’s simple. Everyone is they. But let’s not dwell on the fact. The real reason why I’m finally speaking up by my own accord is because I’m sick and tired of people always calling me The Narrator. Just like I mentioned a little while back. You know, Narrators have feelings too. Sometimes I would like to be called a Wordweaver. For surly I can weave words, just like others can weave thread? Or sometimes I would like to be called a Teller. Because don’t all Narrators tell the stories to the listeners? So do they call me the names that I truly desire to be called? No they do not. So I am still called The Narrator. And that’s why I’ve stopped telling stories because no one will listen to me or my heart. I will not say another peep. You won’t hear my voice ever again. I’m going dormant like a volcano. What’s that? Did I just hear a peep from one of my dear listeners? Yes I did. Speak louder sweetling. Oh. You just called me Wordweaver. My heart has swelled with joy and just might burst with it. Oh I thank you to the utmost. You don’t know what that word means? Ah well, never mind that. My body is just tingling with pride and warmth all over. You want to hear a story now do you? Well all right. Only because you called me Wordweaver. Now to begin the story; it’s the one I tell most often. I’m starting now dear listeners. A long time ago a young boy sat on the edge of his porch steps. He was only five or six and did not own very much. His family was large and poor. Most of the older children did not reach high school. This little boy loved to think and read and write. He couldn’t do it very well but he loved it. As the little boy got older and older, his reading and writing skills improved greatly and soon that was all he did. Everyone scorned him and told him he was nothing. This boy was a man when he wrote his first short story and the village where he still lived at the time loved it. They loved it even more when the man himself read it out loud. It was like music to their ears. The rises and falls of his voice transfixed all of them to the spot wherever they were standing. As the man aged, he continued to read and write his own short stories. People soon started to apologize for the way they acted all those years ago. The man accepted them and continued his passion. At the age where the bones start to creak and the skin gets all wrinkly, the man still wrote and read things. He still read out loud and it still transfixed people to the spot. Although the man is old, he has not died yet and he still loves what he does. I know that most of you are thinking the same thing by the baffled expression on your faces even though I can tell that some of you have figured it out by now. Yes, I am right. You are thinking the same thing: Who is this story about? I shall clarify that shortly. The boy, the man, and the older man are the same person. And I am that person. Ah yes. Your faces clear up after I told you who this story is about, but no worries. You did enjoy the story? Right?

Monday, August 17, 2009

I had so much fun!

If you read my blog recently, then you know that I went on vacation. I went to Manzanita, Oregon...and I had a blast. We went to so many places. First of all, the time to check in to the hotel wasn't until 3:00pm, so we had some time to kill. We had to pass through Astoria and Seaside to get to Cannon Beach. Which is where we stopped to kill the time. What I find totally funny is that Cannon Beach is split up into three parts. One is where all the shops are. Another one is where the restaurants are. And the last one is what I call 'Midtown'. But that's not the right order. I forgot what the right one is. Our first night in we went back to Cannon Beach for dinner. We went to a restaurant called Mo's. I love it there because no matter where you sit, you can see the ocean! On Tuesday, we went to a place called Nehalem Bay State Park. We had some time left that day, so we went to Tillamook. They sell cheese, ice cream, and meat at their factory. It's really cool there. On Wednesday, we went back to Cannon Beach to do some more shopping. We got saltwater taffy. And boy is that stuff good. Back at the hotel in Manzanita, we watched a DVD. It was 'Gran Torino'(with Clint Eastwood in it) and it was a good movie but had a sad ending. For dinner that night, we went to a nice restaurant in Cannon Beach for my parents anniversary. On Thursday, our very last day, we went to Hug Point and Arcadia Beach. It did not rain at all on Thursday. Later during the day, close to six, we went out to the beach and had a beach fire. We roasted marshmallows. Mmmmmmmmmmm! We didn't have smores but roasted marshmallows was good enough. On Friday, we got up early and headed out to go home. I had so much fun over there. And sometimes, I even wish I could live there! But I don't know if I would be able to handle the rain and constant moisture

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Vacation!!!!

(This is a picture of Manzanita, Oregon!) Hello all! Tomorrow, I will be leaving around 6am from my house to go on vacation! My family and I will be heading to Lacey, Washington to spend a night there. We will be visiting my dad's uncle. After spending a night there, we'll head down to Manzanita, Oregon. That's where our hotel is. We will be going to Cannon Beach, Oregon as well as Tillamook, Oregon. I haven't been on the coast in over 2 years! I love going there. One of our favorite dinner places is Mo's Restaurant in Cannon Beach! I will be back Friday late in the afternoon. My parents will be spending their anniversary while on vacation. It will be their 26th wedding anniversary!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My b-day presents from family!

I got a lot of presents from family. From my brother, I got a gift card to Barnes n' Noble. And from his mom, I got thirty bucks. From my own parents, I got two picture frames, two hanging things with my name on it, and one of the Miley Cyrus/Max Azria shirts. My mom got it at Wal-mart. Some other presents that I got were from my Aunt D and Uncle C. If you read this, I thank you very much!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Birthday (Pt. 2)

(The picture here is of my friends and I at dinner!) Today is the second part of my b-day! Last night, it was for friends. And it was fun! As you read in the post before, my mom let me invite 2 friends to take to dinner. So, I invited 2 friends and we went to dinner. It was awesome to watch the chefs make the food in front of you! They are so fast! From one friend, I got a 15.00 gift card to iTunes and a box of Mike n' Ikes. (From her mother, I got a miniature horse statue.) And from the other friend, I got a book, the Twilight Original Soundtrack, a 4 pin Bad Vamp set (Twilight), some Twilight themed Sweethearts (Ya know, they have words on them), and I guess that was it for friends presents. I love those two girls!

As for today, one of my brothers is coming over with his mother. We're going to have carrot cake and vanilla ice cream. And I'm going to open presents from my family!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Yahoo! Coolio! Alright! Yay! (Birthday Pt.1)

I'm so excited today. It's my birthday! I am turning 14 years old! Later tonight I am going to a restaurant with my parents and two friends. It's one of those places where they make the food in front of you. It's like Chinese food or something. I can't believe I'm 14! I've been waiting for ever. A couple of weeks ago, I went to a friends birthday, and I was the youngest. Out of all my friends in the same grade, (I have a couple of friends in lower grades), I'll always be the youngest! But on my birthday, I will always pretend that I'm older than everybody! HaHa!