HEY BLOGGERS IT’S STILL WEDNESDAY!
… That was an abnormal amount of excitement, even for me…
Hi, I’m Emily, and I seriously over procrastinated this…
…I am a fan of ellipses…
No, but really, hi I’m Emily and I’m strange… and really bad at introducing myself… alright, were going to go over the facts and then do other stuff…
THE BASIC THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Career Plans: writing?
Education: finishing my freshman year of high school this week
Interests: Books, Music, Academics (*wince*), Philosophy, Psychology
Copying Tenley because you can’t come up with a clever way to do this: yes
… Also I’m kind of maybe a little crazy… understatement…
HOW I BECAME A NERD:
Well, I think it all started when I was five and my mother bought my younger brother and I our first set of roller blades… I was a somewhat average five year old… I think… but when my mother came home with Barbie roller blades for me and Star wars roller blades for my brother I was enraged… Barbie was a “sell out” (not that I knew what that was) and pink was my least favorite color and there was no way I was going to wear those in the neighborhood, the boys wouldn’t let me play spies with them any more if I did that, so I forced my brother to trade with me. From then on, well the nerdy-ness spread. In 2nd I became somewhat obsessed with the American Revolution (I’m pretty sure I wanted the British to win though… the UK is my favorite country) and I went off on the social studies obsessed tangent. I mean; I knew A LOT more than my class mates about the American Revolution… I still kind of do. From there history was kind of my thing until about 6th grade when I got a teacher I didn’t like so much and my major focus switched to English with a more minor focus in history. All this time, from second grade on I was an obsessive reader, I really didn’t use the computer except to play the candy land game from time to time or in class at school, I didn’t even have an email address until I was in 7th grade. It wasn’t until I became involved in this community about a year ago that I really got on the Internet; I thought youtube was stupid until I saw vlogbrothers and 5AG. Let’s got back a little bit for just one sentence. I learned about this community through Katie and John’s books, and then I got involved. OKAY… so nerdy-ness explainedish? …Moving on…
Jasmine- liked the poem. Sometime I am full of woe. Often this includes The Mountain Goats. Otherwise I’m just this sort of crazy, hyper, rude, not ginger, argumentative thing… okay…
…MORE BLOGY STUFF:
So today…or yesterday (ok, 15 minutes… Hannah’s letting me borrow her time zone so TODAY) was my last day of classes… well not real classes, we had finals about three weeks ago; may term classes. –This needs explanation before we can continue. My school (and Katie’s school) has this thing after finals where instead of letting us out of school you take fun laid back classes (seniors do internships) and maybe learn something and you either pass or fail the entire 3 weeks. To illustrate, here’s my schedule:
- Free (this is unusual, but I have a class during part of lunch for I get a free period)
- Journalistic Writing (is helping teach us what we need to do for newspaper next year)
- - 4. The United Nations (we pretty much run a model UN simulation, well those of us who pay attention do [I am in this group]. It is enjoyable)
Lunch B. Theater Projects Part 1 (we write and produce plays and fool around and it’s awesome and I love all the people in it because they rock and they’re really funny and strange like me and they can all act [I can’t])
- -5. Theater Projects Part 2 (same, love this class)
- Rubik’s Cube (learned how to solve a Rubik’s cube!)
- Lady Detectives (read detective novels, drank tea, watched movies, did arts and crafts… like a good summer camp)
- Reading for Relaxation (we read)
So yeah; awesome, today was the last day of that which makes me happy and sad because I won’t see some of these awesome people for a really long time (too long) and I wont got to have classes with any of the juniors again and the juniors are super awesome (and funny and smart and I loved having class with them), but school is over so –bittersweet.
…THAT WAS REALLY LONG
…THIS IS NOT LATE BECAUSE HANNAH IS LENDING ME HER TIME ZONE… I FEEL LIKE THIS MAKES ME SEEM SUPER NORMAL, TRUST ME, I’M NOT… CAPS LOCK.
What I’m listening too: Bones –The Killers
What I’m reading: Just finished Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers going to work on David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest and get George Orwell’s 1984
Quote: "He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it." -Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
… Haley, I’ll read you tomorrow!