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A Forest on My Desk

Posted in Belleville, Home, School, Stuff with tags , , on March 21, 2010 by Jeremy

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Unfinished homework.

I had a paper to write for English, among other things.  Another analysis sort of thing.  That took a very long time.

It was a grueling process, writing that paper.  I almost had a breakdown trying to figure out what the heck I was supposed to write and where I was supposed to find the stuff that I needed.

But when I actually got started on it, everything just started to flow.  It felt good, knowing what you wanted to say and letting it all transfer onto paper.  Ideas began bombarding my head, and I was actually afraid that they were going to escape me before I got them on the screen.  Not on paper, on the screen.

A Lot More Frankenstein

Posted in Belleville, Home, School with tags , , , on February 5, 2010 by Jeremy

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We have to face the consequences of our actions.

This was one of the themes that I found after reading Frankenstein.  I am now writing in hindsight, since it’s really been a while since January 27, and my English class has been discussing the book for a while.  Otherwise, I probably would not have been looking for a theme of this book, and thus, this post wouldn’t begin like this.

Anyway, I did indeed have to face the consequences of my actions tonight.  My teacher assigned Frankenstein, a 180-page novel, two weeks ago.  How much did I read prior to tonight?  About twenty.

So, with my first cup of coffee ever at around 10 pm, I set out to read the entire novel, even if took the entire night.  At around 1:00 am, the coffee really kicked in, and I felt so energetic.  However, instead of reading the book, I told myself, “Whoa!  I got so much energy.  I can just read this later!”  So, I distracted myself with Facebook and other stuff in the Internet, glancing at the book from time to time to read.

When I realized a couple of hours later that I really was behind, I tried getting back into in completely, but that was when I started yawning.  I was half-asleep, still reading the book.

I went to sleep at 6 am, with my alarm ready to go off at 6:30.  And the funny part was, I still had a chapter to go.

Façades

Posted in Belleville, Friends with tags , , , on October 22, 2009 by Jeremy
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We’re all looking, but do we know what’s there?

For example, English class is so difficult.  I’ve been so used to just reading literature at face value.  Now, my teacher is telling us to delve deeper.  I’m reading, but I’m not getting it.

In other news, I realized Neopets is amazing once again after I went to a friend’s house.  Fail subtitles prompted us to plug in the laptop to the TV screen instead of watch a Japanese movie.  Then, the next thing we knew, Neopets was all over the screen, as we all fought over what game we should play next.

Uniforms Cannot Eliminate Individuality!

Posted in Belleville, Friends, School with tags , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2009 by Jeremy
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That was one of the biggest concerns when uniforms became mandatory for our district; students were afraid that they couldn’t show off their individuality.  Nevertheless, I did find many students who have taken the liberties of accesorizing their shirts to make themselves more distinguishable.  Or at least more fashionable.

Anyway, this has been the best first day ever.  I just feel like all my classes are going to be fine, even though I didn’t get the art class that I wanted.  I hope I’ll feel this way for the rest of the year.

Here are my first impressions of my classes:

  1. Sociology H – This was the alternative to the art class that I wanted, which had a conflict with another class that was more of a priority.  Many of my friends are in this class, and I do think this is an interesting subject, so I like it.  The teacher seems cheerful, and I think the class will make you think.
  2. AP Calculus* – Ah, this was the ultimate goal of my mathematical career in high school.  I’m looking forward to learning in this class, difficult or not.
  3. Lunch – Not a class, I know.  My lunch period is the earliest of the day, and I sit with many people that I know, but many of my closer friends have a lunch period later in the day.  It’d be cooler if I were there.
  4. AP Biology – This class is packed with work, especially from all the summer work that I had to do.  I don’t know if it’s going to be too difficult, since I think it’s just mere memorization, but I know it’ll probably demand the most work.  I’ve always favored chemistry and physics over biology, so I’m hoping that I’ll gain interest in this subject soon.  The teacher is funny.
  5. English 4 Honors* – Every English class I’ve had seemed to have become progressively harder.  Since my classmates and I are seniors now, we all expect that this will be the most difficult one, especially since last year’s English class was quite challenging.  We can only imagine how hard this one is going to be.  But this English teacher made the class sound so simple, as if it were going to be a breeze.  I believed her during that time, but, of course, my classmates and I aren’t going to buy it all the way.  We’ll see.
  6. Business Law 1* – This class probably has the most kids out of my schedule.    I was falling asleep during the introduction, so I don’t know how I’m going to fare in the class.   Hopefully, it’ll get better.  We get to participate in mock trials in class.  I’m not really sure how to feel about that.  However, I do like the fact that I have the class with people I don’t normally have classes with.
  7. AP Italian – Ah, I know this is going to be a fun class.  Many of my friends are in here, and the teacher is so cool.  Our previous Italian classes have always been pretty laidback.  That’s why my friend and I found it humorous when we realized that this class is actually going to be AP-level.  Our teacher talked about speaking in Italian in class as if we had already mastered it!  That’s crazy.

*air-conditioned class.  No one should underestimate the power of the air-conditioner.  I can’t believe how many classes I have that have an A/C.