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Collegey goodness [Apr. 3rd, 2008|09:21 pm]
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So my Ivy League did not reject me ... but they didn't accept me, either. I was waitlisted. 23,000 students applied for admission there. They let in 1800 and waitlisted 1000. So I'm one of under 3000 students that they didn't just reject. Heck yes! I'm quite pleased with that. I'm actually going to put my name on the waitlist for kicks; they don't require a deposit to do so, like most schools, so why not? The chances of my getting a spot from the waitlist are pretty slim, but that's okay.

Why is that okay? Because today, just one week after my financial aid application was finally, finally completed, and after all of my panic about money because of the stupid FAFSA, the University of Chicago sent me a financial aid package. And I can afford it.

*cries*
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Oh wait - I have a LiveJournal? [Mar. 22nd, 2008|10:48 pm]
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Colleges applied to: 6

Accepted at (currently): 3

Denied at (currently): 0

Waitlisted at (currently): 1

Scholarships (currently): $40,000 over 4 years at one school, $60,000 over 4 years at another

Financial aid: Unknown apart from scholarships

Screwed over financially (thanks, Dad) at: 1

Of course, the school I want to go to most has accepted me, with the thick envelope and the housing information and everything...but it's the one my father has screwed me over at. So, while it will probably be too expensive to attend anyway, I won't find out that it's too expensive until probably the end of April. In the meantime, they'll just keep stringing me along and getting my hopes up. Sigh...

But I do have an amazing prom dress. So I guess that's something.
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Anna started it! [Nov. 27th, 2007|07:31 pm]
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These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users. Bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, strike through what you couldn't stand, and underline the ones you plan to read soon.

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A little blood, some Mozart, and one high B flat. [Oct. 17th, 2007|10:15 pm]
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The open heart surgery field trip today was completely fascinating, but enough to let me know that being a doctor is not the career for me (like I didn't already know that, but whatev). I had never really thought about what an open heart surgery would include before; duh they have to open the heart, but I'd never really thought about what that meant. The slicing through of the layers and the stopping of the heart and the machine that looked like the suction thing dentists stick in your mouth to suck up spit but sucking up blood. Sluuuuuuurp. It was nasty. While I'm not overly fond of people sticking their hands into somebody else's chest cavity, the bypass itself was really cool. Our doctor had a sense of humor, and squirted an artery a couple times before attaching it. Early in the surgery, somebody asked if all of the poking and prodding of the heart had any negative effects on it, and he says, "...yes and no," and then starts poking/pushing/drumming on the heart for us. It was funny in a terribly wrong sort of way.

Have I mentioned lately my undying love for Chorale? Particularly when our concerts kick butt? Yeah, probably. After a week of being frustrated and banging our heads into walls, our concert was fantastic. Take that, "but-you'll-never-be-as-good-as-last-year"-ers. A bunch of graduates from last year showed up to support us ("support," for many, here having the meaning of "hope that we would do badly so they could privately laugh about how everything went to hell in a handcart after they left and think that since they left, the golden days of the CHS music program are no more"), and they were impressed. Everything went so very well, and tomorrow in class we should just have a huge love fest as Mr. Nesseth smiled through everything we did. It was a very good sign.
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'Twas the first day of senior year... [Aug. 22nd, 2007|08:01 pm]
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[Current Music |Some goofy PBS program my grandpa put on...]

Day one of school, and I had to spend several hours doing homework.

@#%&

It's that AP Physics class. Mytych is trying to scare some of the class into regular Physics, I think, so she gave us two packets (one long, one short) due Friday, two quizzes on Friday, and our first lab and test next Tuesday. And since I'm working after school tomorrow, I had to do all of it, basically. That and reading for Calculus; reading for a math class is infinitely worse than reading for an English class. But other than my math/science classes, I think the rest of my schedule should be good. I'm excited for AP English; our list of readings for the year is fabulous. Chorale is, well, Chorale, and Band is usually fun. My internship with Nealeo should be entertaining at the very least, my independent study should be just fine, and Family Living seems like it's going to be an interesting/amusing class.

My parking space is terrible, and my locker is only convenient on A days when I'm in 239 every other period, but I'll just get used to running around and it'll be fine. I'm very excited for Pygmalion and can't wait for auditions - casting the play means, to me, that the fun part of the year has begun. There's a Drama Club starting this year and Nesseth wants me to sort of student direct it, I guess, so I'll have to start thinking about that.

The day I played tour guide to the most obnoxious group of freshmen alive, I realized something as I walked around the school and ran after teachers to say hello. While I don't miss getting up early, or stupid classes, or the HOMEWORK, I do end up missing the bizarre people at Central when summer comes around. So while I'm sorry to be back in school for a lot of reasons, there are a few that make it worthwhile. Just a few, though.
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Just call me Moony... [Aug. 11th, 2007|08:23 pm]
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[Current Music |"I Can Hear The Bells" - Hairspray]

You scored as Remus Lupin, You are a wise and caring wizard and a good, loyal friend to boot. However sometimes in an effort to be liked by others you can let things slide by, which ordinarily you would protest about.

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Albus Dumbledore

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Hermione Granger

85%

Remus Lupin

85%

Harry Potter

70%

Ginny Weasley

65%

Severus Snape

55%

Draco Malfoy

55%

Ron Weasley

55%

Sirius Black

50%

Lord Voldemort

20%

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It occurs to me that I haven't updated in a while. Actually, LJ is telling me that I haven't updated in a while. Really, nothing is new. Band camp was bearable, and fairly successful, I think. Chorale boot camp was oodles more pleasant than band camp, and also successful. Work has been fine, I just don't get enough hours. However, I should have $3000 in my bank account before school starts, which would be amazing. I would only be $500 short for the trip without any fundraising or money gifting occasions factored in. If I could make a couple hundred more dollars before Klein's closes for the season, I could not work over the holidays and just start up again there next April. HOORAY. I've gotten my college nonsense in some sort of order; I at least know what has to be done/written and should be able to get a chunk done before school starts. Oh, school. I'm very sad that summer is going to be over soon, but I'm not dreading going back to school. I mean, I'm excited for senior year, but not for not sleeping until next June. Oh well. Our fall play next year is Pygmalion, so I'll be praying for Eliza for the next couple of weeks. I've already started working on bad-British and good-British accents, as dorky as that is. I should finish my summer reading some time in the next week, and maybe we'll actually get out to buy school supplies before school starts. What a novel idea that is.

Our lot is still up for sale, so please tell your friends/family/acquaintances/total strangers who might want to move into the area that it's there.
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My Schedule: The Update [Jul. 9th, 2007|11:27 pm]
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Semester 1

A1: AP English - Nemec
A2: Chorale - Nesseth
A3: AP Calc - Keil
A4: Band - Struyk

B5: AP Physics - Mytych
B6: Independent Study - Bradley
B7: Internship - Neil
B8: Family Living - Semmen

Semester 2

A1: AP English - Nemec
A2: Chorale - Nesseth
A3: AP Calc - Keil
A4: Band - Struyk

B5: AP Physics - Mytych
B6: Independent Study - Bradley
B7: Computer Keyboarding 2 - Scott
B8: Health 2/First Aid - Twenhafel/Nelson

It only changed a little, but I'm okay with it. I had already figured that I probably wouldn't be able to intern with Mr. Nesseth because he teaches so few theatre classes; he's only teaching third and eighth period semester two, and since AP Calc only runs once and my first five periods being locked means that my Health 2 class is locked, I'm out of luck. It's going to be a little weird doing the internship with Mr. Neil after everything, but hey...I'll send him an email to let him know (and also to find out what class I'll be interning for...) and see what he says. My independent study is now a full year; I would have obviously preferred to drop Keyboarding to Web Site Design, but it will be a blow off and easy A that shouldn't really give any homework, so I'm okay with it.

Oh - if you need to make a schedule change, I would email your counselor like...now. I emailed mine yesterday, figuring that I'd probably have to call next week because I'd get no response, and had an email back from her this afternoon. And she fixed things for me (at least as much as it needed to be fixed so I didn't go crazy). It was awesome. I'm content with my schedule now; I think it's pretty well balanced. I have two AP classes a day (my independent study is AP level) and two non-homework or blow off classes. And I do love that after three years of having awesome A days and slightly less awesome B days, the trend continues. My early bird classes are always B days, too (part of the reason my A days are always better, do you think?). So...that's my senior year. I think it will be good.
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Because it's the cool thing to do... [Jul. 8th, 2007|10:08 pm]
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My schedule, at the moment:

Semester 1

A1: AP English - Nemec
A2: Chorale - Nesseth
A3: AP Calc - Keil
A4: Band - Struyk
B5: AP Physics - Mytych
B6: Independent Study - Bradley
B7: Internship - Neil
B8: Family Living - Semmen

Semester 2

A1: AP English - Nemec
A2: Chorale - Nesseth
A3: AP Calc - Keil
A4: Band - Struyk
B5: AP Physics - Mytych
B6: Web Site Design - Scott
B7: Computer Keyboarding 2 - Scott
B8: Health 2/First Aid - Twenhafel/Nelson

And here's what's wrong with my schedule:

B7 both semesters is completely wrong. My independent study with Ms. Bradley is supposed to be a full year long. I don't know where the hell that Keyboarding 2 class came from - I never even took Keyboarding 1. And if they think I'm going to waste time my senior year on a Keyboarding class, they are sadly mistaken. I passed the flipping Consumer Ed test, so I don't need another one of those credits. The only way I would take it is if I could drop Web Site Design, just so I have my half Life Skills credit I need to graduate. Semester 1, that internship with Mr. Neil, is also completely wrong. For those who don't know this story, I tried to do an internship with him - oh yes, I tried, did the application and everything - but was turned down because I hadn't taken enough history electives. Even though someone who actually got an internship had less history electives than me, she was just going to have more after next year...but it was fine. I decided, hey, the history department doesn't like me, I know who does. So I filled out the thing to do an internship with Mr. Nesseth. When I went to see Knewitz at the end of the year to make sure she had my schedule right (it was correct at the time), she had me down for an internship with Mr. Neil. Because guess what. My name was on the list of people approved by the history department for an internship, the list the history department gave her. After all that. So I don't know who screwed up - Mr. Neil when he told me I couldn't be an intern, the person who informed Neil I couldn't be an intern...either way, I was done messing with it, and opted to stay with my theatre internship. At least, that's what I told my counselor. She ignored me, evidently.

I've already sent her an email about it, so hopefully this week I'll be able to begin the long, slow battle to get it fixed. I know my A days are pretty much locked (they look pretty awesome, though - Nemec-Nesseth-Keil-Struyk is a good combination), but there are three periods on B days that should could change. Family Living and Heath 2 have to run all the time, and there has to be another Bradley class in there somewhere.
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Anybody need a lot? [Jul. 5th, 2007|07:55 pm]
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[Current Music |The Da Vinci Code]

So my summer has been, in all the normal ways, uneventful thus far. In the abnormal ways, it has been a little more interesting.

Life around my house has been...unpleasant since summer started. Yes. We'll call it that. There's a rift that suddenly appeared between my grandparents and my mom over completely stupid things. Not joking: they're completely ridiculous (my grandparents are being ridiculous, not my mom). What it comes down to is that my mom, brother, and I will probably be moving some time in the next few months. Not out of district - Mom knows how awful that would be for us, and me in particular (can you imagine leaving the district for senior year? Ugh). We're looking in Burlington or in one of those subdivisions off of 20 - Randall Ridge and a couple others near there. There's also a house for sale off Empire somewhere.

My mom owns the lot next door to the house we're living in now, and our ability to move depends on the sale of that lot. That's the fund for the new house, basically. The real estate market sucks, pretty much, but our lot has been on the market for two days and our realtor was surprised by the number of inquiries she's gotten already. So while that doesn't mean it will sell soon, it certainly isn't bad news. If you know anybody who wants to move into Hampshire and yet send their kids to District 301 rather than 300, send them our direction! Selling the lot will be a great relief.

So it's going to be awkward for a while around here, and there's no guarantee that moving will make anything better, but...it seems there's nothing else to be done. And...that's my life currently. Just to make it more interesting.
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I know about the Internet. It's a pastime! [Jul. 4th, 2007|11:06 pm]
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You'll be getting a more in-depth entry from me tomorrow or Friday, probably, but today Rob and I had fun talking to SmarterChild on AIM. Why is it so much fun to insult and yell at something that can barely form a coherent sentence in response...?

It began with mauve...Collapse )
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