Now More Happier.


The gremlins strike again.

This time it's my power steering. The pully cracked and the belt slipped off. Car is drivable but I'd rather not. Fucking gremlins.


Give me twenty-six.

There's no longer enough time in the day. It used to be that I'd go to school, come home, fool around on the computer and then repeat it all ad nauseum. Now I go to school, go to work, come home, play tennis, do homework, work on posters for everyone, then go to sleep. I can't wait until I have to write papers for school too.


Second thoughts.

Government is not as much fun as I thought it'd be. Instead of being a class where people intelligently discuss their ideas and beliefs, it's a class where the same 10 people inelloquently express the same 2 ideas and beliefs. :(


My classes.

So now that I've had a full day of each of the classes, this is how they are.

Block 1 - English 12. We started reading Beowulf, which is sort of interesting. I'm not a big fan of non-modern writing styles because they're usually hard to follow, and especially not a fan of prose in poem form.
You know, just
breaking up sentences
randomly like
this. That shit
is dumb.
Get wider columns, you neanderthals.
The class, I suppose, will be bad because the teacher is supposedly not very good. However, I'm sure I'll get a decent grade and hopefully she's not as bad as Ms. Kirby last year.

Block 2 - Pre-Cal. This class...not so great. The teacher is a talking nazi, and there's lots of weird work. Like, after class, we have to write a reflection on how we felt the class went. And we have to take notes for homework. Isn't that what the fucking class is for? Argh.

Block 3 - Applied Programming. I've been waiting 4 years to take this class. I'd better fucking learn something. It's game programming, and so hopefully it'll be better than the standard, "Mr. Smith needs a program that calculates his interest when he borrows money from Larry the Loan Shark so he can go get hookers and pot."

Block 4 - Infinity Project II. This class might be cool, I'm not really sure what we're going to do. At the very least, it'll give me a chance to check up on Fark, my e-mail, and play flash games.

Block 5 - Technology Independent Project. Basically, I help Ms. Joyaux (an art teacher) out. Last year, when schedules were done, I had planned to take this class, then take a graphic design class with her and just do the cool assignments. However, we got a new graphic design teacher, so that didn't quite work out. So now I'm basically an intern, with my project right now being renaming files for her art history class. It is lots of fun.

Block 6 - Anatomy I. We're dissecting pigs. Mine's name is Wilbur. It is a female. I am compassionate.

Block 7 - Government CC. This class is going to be very interesting. It's an open discussion a lot of the time, and there's quite a few liberals and quite a few conservatives. I can't wait until we talk about abortion.

Block 8 - 2D Design. I took this class mostly because it has the word 'design' in the title. It's a very small class, me being a quarter of the students in it. We're making a movie or something, I'm not really sure. Mostly we just sit around quietly.



Tomorrow. Tonight, I gave myself a hair cut. This would be my first completely solo flight, and it was awesome. I didn't have a mirror, but on my search for one I did descover that we have a table with mirror plates on each end. Tentatively, I pushed up on one of them. It slipped right out, and the hair cut began. I'm pretty sure I didn't miss any big spots, so that's a bonus. The first couple days might be...interesting.


The future.

Apparently I take requests now, so here are my thoughts.
I have about $500 in my checking and will have about the same in my savings when I get that check cashed. This $500 is somehow going to have to pay for my gas, but first a few other things I'd like to buy. Leg and arm weights, tennis balls, a ball hopper and an FM transmitter for my MP3 player are high on the list. With gas getting more and more expensive, it's looking very much like the slacking life is over. I'll have to get some sort of job, which will mainly go towards paying for my gas and going into my savings account. Aside from that, high school this year should be smooth sailing after the frenzy of college and scholarships which is just over the horizon.

Hopefully, I will get into school at Harvey Mudd, a school I've been interested in since a 10th grade history class. Just in case, however, I'll be applying to Longwood and Virginia Tech, and I'm pretty sure I'll get into atleast one of those. If not, I suppose there's always ECPI, but really...I'll have a freaking Governor's Seal on my diploma, it shouldn't be a problem.

Once at college, hopefully in California, I will again have to find a job. Harvey Mudd is 30 minutes or so from LA, but I'm not really sure if that's a good or bad thing. I suppose in a city that big there's always something that needs to be done, and I'd like to think myself capable of most unskilled labor.

And then...I'm not really sure what I'd like to do with my life. I suppose office dronery is a possibility - make too little money, do lots of work, go home exhausted, wake up miserable and then have my job outsourced to India. I'd like to avoid that if possible, but I'm not really sure where or how. I'll have lots of time to think about it for the next four years, though, so no stress.

I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, but the one thing that worries me about the future is the thought of losing contact with all of my friends from high school. At this point in time, I don't even know what I'd do without them.

Probably post here more.