The Super Dramatic Life of a Grade Twelver

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Well, today turned out to be a pretty good day. I got to sleep in until about 10:00 (yes, Chrissy, I was up before 11:00!), and then I went out to lunch with one of my bestest friends. Well, I say we went out to lunch, but I had breakfast (sausages!!!). Then we stopped in to the shop where I work to talk to one of the people I work with. The mechanic I was talking about before was there, and I found out that the reason he didn't show up before was because he had a lot on his mind. Okay.....but you could have called, buddy! Anyways, it was good to talk to him. He was always one of my favorite people to work with because he's close to my age, and he's really easy to talk to. I probably won't see him again for like another two years because he's heading up north, so that sucks, but what can you do. So after we chatted for a while, we went up to the school and did our chemistry exam. My friends and I were sitting on some of the benches trying to help each other with things that we didn't know before the test, and to some people that might not have looked cool, but whatev. The test wasn't too bad, some things I didn't know, but at least it's over. So after test, I had to go to work. I got to see my fav mechanic again, but you pretty much heard the whole story on him already. Anyways, that's how my day went today, and tomorrow I think I'm gonna do a whole lot of nothing; oh, but of course, the nothing has to include doing my geography correspondence course! See-ya!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Does anyone ever watch Grey's Anatomy? I love that show so much.......this week's episode was especially good, I thought. Grey's Anatomy is a TV show about surgeons who work at the fictitious Seattle Grace Hospital. It centers around interns who try to deal with the ethical issues involved when working at a hospital, and they try to deal as best they can with their own personal lives. Most of the interns are dating their attendings (who are pretty much their bosses) so things get a little complicated for them sometimes. The interns also have to decide which type of surgery is right for them......with the choices ranging from neurosurgery to plastic surgery. The good thing about Grey's Anatomy is that you don't have to be a doctor to like the can get hooked on it just because of the dramatic personal issues the interns and other doctors always seem to have, and you'll definitely like McDreamy :) The actors are all really good, and they portray their characters very realistically. So, you should definitely check out Grey's Anatomy! See-ya!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

So its and white is here to stay!! (With big city Paris of course!) For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, I am referring to the theme our grad decorations will follow. We decided on it one day at one of our super awesome grad meetings......and mostly everyone seemed okay with it, so black and white Paris it is! It should be cool, and there will be lots of tiny white Christmasy lights everywhere, so that will be pretty. So anyways, we had another grad meeting today, and it was pretty uneventful, with us mostly talking about fundraisers and stuff like that. What I would like to talk about now is a certain mechanic who used to work where I work, and was supposed to come and help out at the shop for a few days. Well, he didn't show up. He was supposed to come Monday, and its Wednesday. So, Mr. Jones, you better have a good reason for not coming! When people don't do what they say they're going to do, it kind of sucks. It's understandable if something important comes up, and you have no choice but to cancel something, but if you just don't do it, it's pretty harsh. My boss was expecting to have some help, and for those few days to be a lot less stressful, but now that's all a distant dream. Well, what can you do. I guess all you can do is try not be the person who lets people down, and you'll do fine. Bye for now!

Friday, January 19, 2007

I tell you, this week has gone by so slow. I think it went by slower than the month of December. It's probably because I had to do a whole lot of presentation type stuff this week. On Thursday, I had to give a chemistry presentation on ionization energy, which wasn't too big of a deal; it was only five minutes. I was really nervous, though! You should have seen my hands shaking (which kind of sucked because I was trying to hold on to the paper I was reading from) ! On Thursday afternoon, our drama class had to put on a play, called Selma Goes Psychic, about a girl who decides to become a fortune teller instead of doing her schoolwork, and how her brother gets her to stop the phony fortune telling. I was really scared because I didn't know my lines very well, but it all turned out okay. We had a prompter shout out our lines to us if we forgot them :) And, Greg and Wayne, you guys were awesome! So once all that was over, I felt pretty good. Today was a good day, but still slow. I had to work after school, and that was okay cause I got to see one of the mechanics who had been at school for a while. I got a nasty papercut under my thumbnail from one of the sugar containers, though. It hurts like a you know what! Next week should be of the mechanics who used to work at the shop is supposedly coming back for a while to help out. I haven't seen him for a long time! Truth be told, I'm not sure I want to see him that much......but what can you do...... Well, I guess that's about it for now. See-ya!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Well, in our journalism 12 class, one of our monthly projects is to compose a school newsletter. Each student has to write an article or make a calendar, or something to that effect. There are many different articles that a student can choose to write about, but I usually like to choose current events. One problem that I have with the newsletter is that we have to edit it before it goes out to the school. I used to like when the newsletter came out because everything was a surprise and it was cool to read all the articles that the students themselves had written, but now it's like, 'Oh. I read this already.' So that's my problem with the newsletter. Other than that it's great, because it gives the students a chance to express themselves through writing. It's very stressful sometimes to get a newsletter out on time. The layout is the hardest because you are faced with the impossible task of making about 18 articles fit into like 6 pages. I can't even imagine what a daily newspaper goes through. The editor probably tears out parts of his hair on a daily basis. Anyways, that's it for now. See-ya!

Friday, January 12, 2007

One day in Journalism class, we had to free write about travel or journeys. So I thought I'd talk about that here too, and write about where I'd like to go when I get older and have money to do so! I have been doing a Geography 12 course by correspondence (at least, I am trying to!) , and I had to read about the rainforest for one of my section assignments. I would love to go to the rainforest! It sounds so cool! The text says that, in some rainforests, you can only see 2 metres ahead of you! Also, can you imagine seeing a panther just strolling along, or a dinner-plate sized spider trying to creep around? Another place that sounds really cool to me is Saskatchewan. I just can't imagine what it would be like to be in a place that doesn't have mountains! I've heard that you can see for four hours ahead of you. Oddly enough, so much space would probably make me feel claustrophobic! I would also like to go to the Arctic, or somewhere in that general area, like Iceland. I think Iceland gets 24 hours of light at some point in the year. How cool would that be? Anyways, that's where I would like to go, and hopefully I'll go there someday! See-ya!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Does anyone out there watch tennis? Well, I do, and I love it! It isn't exactly the best season for tennis in Canada and parts of the US, but there are still tournaments in Europe and Asia. Anyways, I didn't use to like tennis, but my mom would always watch it. I hated it, and I would always complain for her to change the channel, but, one day, I happened to notice that there was a game on, and I started watching because the guy playing wasn't too bad looking ( yeah, Andy Roddick!) and it actually wasn't too bad! So then I happened to come across another game a while later, and somebody else was playing. It was Roger Federer, and he was soooo good. He made the hardest shots look like it was nothing. Think of Ryan in badminton........well, that's how Roger Federer is in tennis. The best thing about Federer is that he has such good sportsmanship. He never gets mad, and he never freaks out at the referee for a bad call. That's what makes him such a great player to me, not just because he can make difficult shots. So I figured I may as well watch women's tennis then, and I watched Maria Sharapova play. She was really good too. She has lots of power (130 mph serves!) and she is a good sport too. The only problem I have with her is that she shrieks everytime she makes a shot. I guess that's just a superstition thing though, or it just takes a lot out of you to return some players' shots! Anyways, I'm hoping the weather will pick up soon so I can get out and actually play tennis.......but, with our town, that might not be until July. See-ya!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Well, it looks as if the new year is upon us, actually, it has been for 4 days now. Christmas holidays always go by too fast, and then the rest of January goes by really slowly. Christmas was fun, and I ate waaay too much, but I definitely had fun doing it. I got a camera for Christmas, and I took a lot of pictures at first, but then my family told me to cut it out, that they weren't that interesting. So now my camera is sitting on my floor with the rest of the stuff in my room. New Years was good, and I got to hang out with lots of cool people. It was definitely one of my more interesting new years......and yeah, you'll probably see pics on Chrissy's blog. So I was doing a lot of my chemistry homework over the holidays, which kind of sucked, but was kind of necessary.......and you can definitely ask me anything about the periodic table and I will definitely give you an answer about it. Now, the answer could be right or wrong, but you will get an answer. I also went to work a few times over the holidays. I usually clean, but I got to file some folders one day, which was a change. One of the mechanics is off to school, and it's definitely different with him gone. For one, there is a drastic drop in the amount of sarcastic comments at work haha. Anyways, I guess its back to school pretty soon, and I'm not too sad.....I'm just gonna miss sleeping in until 11:00 am ! See-ya!