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Walking Amnesia

Posted in Events, Friends, Out of Town, School with tags , , , on May 9, 2010 by Jeremy

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An unfortunate break from the Deck-a-Wall momentum.  The Senior Fashion Show, which is to benefit Project Graduation for the seniors, was scheduled tonight, the night before the big day for Deck-a-Wall.

My philosophy was “Walk like you normally do, with a little more swag.”

Eh, it got a bit awkward.

Deck-a-Wall Week Part 2

Posted in Art, Belleville, Events, Friends, Home, School, Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2010 by Jeremy

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With Anthony’s help, I was able to get some people to come to my house today after school to get started on some illustrations.  Four steps: drawing, tracing, painting, retracing.

Today, I drew Tweedledee, Tweedledum, the Mad Hatter, and the King of Hearts, while our friend Rhianna took care of the March Hare and the Dormouse.  Michael and Aissa worked on six of the singing flowers from the garden scene.  Joe Salem helped a lot with the tracing, and he did pretty well.  We had a few others help out with some other stuff, but the ones mentioned were the core for the artwork today.

That’s what happened after school until early evening.  When night fell, things started to look bad again.  I was hoping people would stay really late (until about midnight) and help us complete the characters, but many had to go home early.  By twelve, only Anthony was left, and we tried painting the twins.  Later on, desperately in need of help, we went to Dunkin Donuts to pick up Dorcas, who has dubbed herself the Queen of Deck-a-Wall for the tremendous work and effort she put into it two years ago.  When she saw Tweedledee and Tweedledum, she told us how much our painting sucked.

“How can we expect to get anything done if only two people are willing to work on it endlessly?” I thought to myself.  Hope began to diminish.

The Last High School Affairs

Posted in Belleville, College, Field Trips, Friends, Out of Town, School with tags , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by Jeremy

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I asked my dad for the car today, so that after school, I can take the senior class council to the place where we’re holding our Senior Prom.  It’s about fifteen to thirty minutes away.  The girls got pretty excited about the place when we got there, even though one of them is not attending because her parents won’t let her.  I was pretty awestruck myself, but the feeling was fleeting.

It wasn’t until later that I got really excited when we began to discuss the food with the manager.   There’s going to be a huge buffet with a variety of food.  Screw dancing; I’ll be binging on food that night.

The ride home was a bit bumpy, literally.   There were some moments when we could’ve been in an accident because I was a bit absentminded while driving because my mind was on another issue—college.  Replies from Cornell and Princeton, among other colleges, were to arrive today, and I was becoming anxious.  I didn’t know what to expect.  Some assured me that I would be admitted into both universities, brightening up my expectations, but, at the same time, I considered the reality that there are many out there who are probably more qualified to be admitted into both universities.  Who was I to take those spots away from them?

When I got home, I tried to stall as much as possible, fearing the worst—that I’d be rejected by all the colleges.  After being pushed a few times by my friends to go online and find out the results, I finally went upstairs to my room and my computer.  I then found out that Princeton rejected me, after all the positive predictions by my friends.   I sat there, staring at the screen for a few seconds, trying to hide the disappointment from Joe, who was standing next to me.   I then checked the response from Cornell.  “Congratulations…” it said, but the devastation from the Princeton rejection still lingered.

For the next two hours, I brooded a bit about Princeton, but with some contemplation, I realized that it doesn’t matter as much anymore.  I’ve decided a few months ago that Cornell was my first choice, and I am fortunate to have been admitted there.  Sure, it’s a blow to my pride that the mighty Princeton practically squashed this little ambitious insect, but hey, whatever.  What’s done is done.  It’s not the end of the world, right?

It’s Been a While

Posted in Friends, Out of State, Out of Town with tags , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2009 by Jeremy

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(My birthday’s on the 22nd, but for some reason, I’ve written on some forms that my birthday is the 12th.  Go figure.  Anyway.)

Cue in mediocre rendition of the chorus of “Empire State of Mind”:

“New York!  *mumble mumble*  The lights will inspire you!”

Aissa, a friend who’s always busy, told us a couple of weeks ago that she would be free today to do whatever.  Of course, for the one time we hang out with someone we don’t normally see, we would have to do something pretty significant to make it worthwhile.  So Aissa took the reins and planned a trip to New York with some friends.

So six of us went today.  Chinatown was one of the stops, as usual.  My friends are more knowledgeable about the place than I am, so we were going from store to store browsing and eating.  I got my haircut too.

Then, we went uptown to Times Square.  (By subway then by foot)  There were like hundreds of people dressed up as Santa Clauses, walking around and spreading some holiday cheer.  It was pretty strange, but in the end, we just went along with it.

Afterwards, we walked to Rockefeller Center for the tree.  As expected, it was crowded, but the tree was nice.  Honestly, though, it was kind of underwhelming.  I guess I pictured a skyscraper-sized Christmas tree in my head, but that’s impossible, of course.  At least, now I can say that I’ve seen the tree.  (Yes, it was my first time.)

Then, home to Jersey, where we hung out at Newport for a short while.

Now about the picture.  These two girls were funny.  They don’t really see each other in school often.  Not much contact between them because they don’t really have any classes in common.  Then, all of a sudden, they were best friends during the trip.  They were walking together, buying stuff together, and eating together.  I don’t know.  I just found it hilarious.