Thursday, June 24, 2010

i'm an eighth grader now?

I spent the last day of seventh grade in homeroom, taking pictures and listening to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" with my sunglasses on. At one point my friend let me use his MacBook (which was very, very nice of him considering he has a near heart attack if someone breathes on it). After all of the goodbyes and hugs a few of us headed over to Panera and swapped summer plans.

i'm the nerdy-looking blonde accompanied by tamara and marceo.

I'm pretty happy with my A's and B's, and I hope that I can keep them up next year despite all of the assignments that will be given.

I don't really have many plans this summer (besides a writing class in July and a trip to Ohio in August), but I'm excited to meet up with my partners in crime to see Eclipse. And I'm pretty sure that I will be getting a babysitting job soon.

I don't know how I got through my first year of middle school, but I did. I went through some pretty tough times, and eventually some good memories came along.

All there's left to say is...
Bring it on, Summer '10! I'm ready for you!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

final memories

I have gotten so much done in these past few days, it's not even funny.

Instead of going on a one-day camping trip, I went to the Met on Tuesday. My mom and I saw the American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity exhibition, which had lovely costumes. We also looked at paintings by Picasso and Van Gogh.

My school's rock band performed at a local bar, and they were pretty good. (Maybe I'll join next year?) I managed to get a spot in the front and film to my heart's content. They covered many songs, including "The Scientist" by Coldplay.

After the performance I went to the park, where my school was holding a picnic. I mostly hung out with my friends Marina and Raechel.

Kree, Tamara, and I spent gym class at the park, just sitting and talking and looking at the sky. We talked about the things that pleased us, and the things that frustrated us. At one point we started talking about the special edition Kurt Cobain Converse, which lead to praising the many types of cool shoes sold at Urban Outfitters. At one point someone with bugged-out eyes said "I can't believe you guys talked about Converse for thirty minutes!"  So needless to say, we were pretty pissed that we had an eavesdropper, but we were glad that we spent the last Friday afternoon of the school year with each other.

The eighth graders graduated yesterday, and it was so sad. Everyone looked so grown up, and a little scared for high school. I'm really going to miss them, even if they did get on my nerves at times.

When I got home, I watched Into the Wild, which tells the story of Christopher McCandless. Sean Penn wrote the screenplay and directed, and it couldn't have been better.


I recently finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky. It was an amazing book, and I enjoyed the main character's thoughts and opinions.

Sorry if this post seems a bit long and slow; I just had a lot on my mind. I have only four days of school left, and I can't wait for the adventures that summer will bring me!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

good times

I've had a bit of a quiet weekend, which I don't really mind.
My teachers went easy on us and didn't assign any ridiculous last minute projects.
I just really want summer to arrive already!

On Friday we had the last assembly of the year, and afterwards I stayed behind with a few of my friends to help clean up and bring a bunch of junk to the other building. We ended up wearing animal masks and I was pushing a wheelchair with a huge bin on it. However, our teachers were not so thrilled about us missing classes and they pretty much freaked out. But nonetheless, it was a great way to start a Friday.

I spent Saturday making a heart with my Polaroid photos (shown above) and watched Shutter Island. The movie wasn't very scary; it was actually pretty good.

Today I hung out with Claire and Alexis for a little while. We just talked and walked around my tiny town. Alexis bought an awesome collectible Beatles bear for a buck at a random garage sale, and we spent at least thirty minutes in the basement at Blockbuster looking at all of the merchandise.

True Blood primeres tonight, and my mother is going crazy. Werewolves are now on the show (original, huh?).

I'm going to end this post so I don't start rambling, so I hope to hear from you all in a few days!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

for once i'm just gonna live

June is here! Finally. It's only a matter of time before the remaining twelve days of school pass me by.
Although I have to admit, spending eighth period watching Degrassi isn't that bad.

I had a good weekend, actually. On Saturday I went to the city with my mother and we got a bit of retail therapy done. A festival (for younger kids) was held at the park on Sunday, and I was so incredibly overcome with boredom that I decided to go. I ended up running into my friend in the eighth grade and we got airbrush tattoos and obnoxiously laughed at the performers in the gazebo.  

Yes, admire our badassery!

The Glee season finale is on tonight, and I have some math homework that needs finishing, so this is where I say Enjoy your last days of school!

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