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Picture Perfect

Posted in Awards, Events, Field Trips, Friends, Out of Town, School with tags on June 6, 2010 by Jeremy

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It started with math; it ends with math.  It started with something yellow; it ends with someone yellow.

I guess it would be appropriate to commence this project with math, a topic that I can say represents me very well.  I participated in a math competition today, the focus of my mind for the past few days. The excitement that had been brewing culminated in the events of today, only to be transformed into pure disappointment and regret when faced with defeat.  Disappointment for losing and regret for failing to study properly. Still, despite the unwanted results, there was free lemonade.  It wasn’t very tasty.

Parallelogram, 365,000 Words, May 27, 2009

The only difference would be the fact that I’m now ending this project and that I didn’t have lemonade this time.

I’m definitely proud of the fact that I was able to see the consummation of this project. In the beginning, I was almost certain there would be a day that I forget to take a picture, and there were a few close calls.

I feel like this project couldn’t have come at a better time.  It was the year of many changes in my life in the ways I deal with people to the ways I think.  They haven’t all been good, but that’s not a reason to forget them.  With these pictures, I’ve been able to “document” these transitions in my life.

Now, I’m really thinking of pursuing this further.  Let’s see how far I’ll get.

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Dramatic

Posted in Belleville, Events, Friends, School with tags , , on June 6, 2010 by Jeremy

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Tonight, there was a school concert I was sort of pushed into doing stage tech work for.  Fortunately, a few of my friends were there, so I didn’t have to be bored as heck.

One of my favorite friends is the one pictured above.  She’ll probably never read this, and I don’t even know why it’s necessary for me to write about her, but I don’t care. It’s the day before the last day of Project 365; I think I’m entitled to write whatever the heck I want!

Anyway.

For one, she’s one of those friends that is hard to forget.  A lot of people complain about how their friends don’t hang out with them anymore, causing their friendships to buckle.  That’s dumb.  With this particular girl, it doesn’t matter how long it’s been since we’ve seen each other.  When we finally do and hang out, it’s evident nothing’s changed.  I owe it all to her.  It’s her personality.  I can’t find one word to describe it, and I’m not going to try.  (In other words, I’m too lazy and too dumb to find that perfect word.)

Here’s to eternal friendship, my Ecuagyptian!

Decline to Mediocrity

Posted in Belleville, Events, Friends, School with tags , , , on May 18, 2010 by Jeremy

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I remember when talent shows in the high school would draw in hundreds of people to the point that it would be hard to find a seat where you could enjoy the show.  This was three years ago, when I was a freshman.  When there was an awesome performance, I’d be pretty irked because everyone would be standing up, trying to get a better view of the act, thereby giving the people behind him or her a hard time.  It was a wave of frustration.  But when you did catch a glimpse of the performances, you’d be awestruck.

Now, the auditorium is only about a quarter full, which is proportional to the quality of the acts.  I mean, one can argue that the audience doesn’t really know what kind of acts they’ll see, so it’s not like anyone can prove that the higher the quality of the acts, the more people will come.

Anyway, my point is that the acts this year are pretty dull, not to mention bad.  Some might have just wanted five minutes of fame, not that being seen by twenty people would gain them acclaim.

However, there was one act that I truly enjoyed.  Now you’re going to have to believe me when I say I’m totally unbiased with this opinion, but my sister’s performance with her dance crew was good.  I don’t know.  Something about it made me smile.

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Or it can just be an older person mentality sort of thing.  I was a naive freshman, and maybe I was easy to please.  Now that I’ve seen more kinds of talents ranging from terrible to epic, I’m more critical.

So yea, where’s all the talent in our school?  Are we really just talentless?

Powerpuff?

Posted in Belleville, Events, Friends, School, Sports with tags , on May 18, 2010 by Jeremy

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The Powderpuff Game, a football game where all the players are female, coached by guys from the football team.  Senior girls vs. junior girls.

It was interesting, but I ended up just fooling around with the sophomores.  Go Seniors!

New Life

Posted in Belleville, Events, Friends, School, Stuff with tags , , , on May 17, 2010 by Jeremy

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We’re supposed to be creating our own experiments involving tropism for my AP Bio class.  None of us really know what we’re doing, except that we need to take care of these plants that we brought in a few weeks ago.

Today, there was a dance show in school, where all the dance students performed.  You know those times when you just feel like you can do something someone else is doing?  That’s how I feel about dancing.

So Academic

Posted in Belleville, Events, School with tags , , , on May 17, 2010 by Jeremy

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AP Calculus exam this morning.  It was a bit harder than I expected, but I don’t think I did too bad.  Hopefully, things will turn out as great as they did last year with AP Chem.  AP Bio exam this coming Monday.

Then, I went to this ceremony where all the valedictorians and salutatorians from public schools in my county were recognized.  Yea, that’s right, I’m the valedictorian!  Got a problem?

Ahem.

Deck-a-Wall Week Part 5 (Finish Line)

Posted in Art, Belleville, Events, Friends, School, Stuff with tags , on May 11, 2010 by Jeremy

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We definitely tried to squeeze as much as we could in that one hour we had today before school.  Some things that had to be done were done crudely just for the sake of having them done.  Near the end, some got frantic about how some things were going wrong, notably the fact that we had such a terrible boombox for the CD we were supposed to play.  I was one of them.

In the end, we were able to fix it, and all we had to think about was judging, which was to happen the entire day.

Throughout the day, I tried as much as possible to pass by the hallway just to see our hard work.  People commended our work, despite their disbelief at the trash we put up Wednesday.  The hallway looked so nice.

The freshman class didn’t do so well with their beach theme, and all I can say about the juniors is that they tried.  The sophomore class did a pretty awesome job with Sesame Street, especially since it’s their first time.  They had some impressive 3D objects, and the Sesame Street theme song sure brought some nostalgia to the passersby.  They’re definitely the class to beat this year.

The principal announced the winners near the end of the day.  Freshmen got fourth, and juniors got third.  He then stated that the scores for the first and second place winners were very close.  Dorcas and I jumped and cheered when we found out that the sophomores got second place.  We won!  Those sleepless nights paid off. *insert more happy statements*

“Nothing is impossible,” said the doorknob.