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Easy Livin’

Posted in Belleville, College, Home, School with tags , , , , , on December 13, 2009 by Jeremy

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If days-off from school had no consequences, I probably would have been out once every week.  But no.  I’m a responsible student who has to weigh the pros and the cons of missing a day of school before making a decision.

So, after much deliberation, I decided that today was the perfect day to miss my classes.  In school, there weren’t many important things going on.  At home, I had a major book to finish reading for English, and I had some college essays to start and complete.  Besides, I’ve been so stressed lately that I just needed this break.  So, I figured, “Skip it is!”

I definitely should do this more often.  I actually got to complete what I needed to do while taking in the morning sun.  It’s bliss.

What Does That Make Me?

Posted in Belleville, Friends with tags , , , , , on November 21, 2009 by Jeremy

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A calm and innocent day at Tram’s house.  A nice day, spent inside the safe confines of her house.

Surfed the net using the laptop in Tram’s room.  Rummaged through her fridge to find some homemade food.  Planned to watch a bad movie.  Played video games instead.  Tried to solve some clever riddles.  Played Scattergories and Pictionary.  Ate some more.  Watched some TV.

Meanwhile, a group of friends out there are driving around in a car.  They’re probably feeling a little crazy with it being Friday night and all.  Freedom from school, you know.  Blasting the music and dancing in the back of the car.  Even the driver’s a little pumped up.  They might not have a destination, but they’re driving.  Alcohol is optional, but it’s not definitely not banned.  They know they can take care of themselves and are almost sure that it’s all in good fun.

Both groups think that they’re doing something fun.  They can feel it.  They’re doing something different, but they have the same feeling, that same feeling of amusement.

We all derive fun from activities that our own personalities and interests determine.  We wouldn’t do something that we’re not interested in.  When we find whatever these activities are, shouldn’t we all feel that same rush?

But I feel like there’s something that I’m missing.  I’d been used to enjoying those simple things my friends and I have done for the past few years—just hanging out inside someone’s house.  But I now find myself yearning for something different.

I’ve been thinking about it, and I think I should start being more out there.  I feel like all the fun I used to have inside the house has been losing its appeal.  For some reason, I want to be in someone’s car, driving around and going crazy, even though right now, I’m thinking to myself whether I would even enjoy that.  I’m almost certain that there’s going to be that voice inside my head that will be way too conscious of the happy-go-lucky attitude that I often associate with that second group.  But there’s still that unexplainable desire.  I can’t deny it.  It’s there.

Because let’s face it, do we really want to be the kind of adults whose idea of fun is staying inside all night playing some childish games?

But, my friends, please don’t take this as my declaration of my waning interest in hanging out with you.  Because you know that I know that you guys are amazing.  Besides, I’m pretty sure most of you guys feel the same way already.

P.S. Sarah gave me a lollipop today.  ‘Twas a delicious green apple flavor.

15 Hours

Posted in Belleville, Friends, Home, Out of Town, School with tags , , , , , , on November 8, 2009 by Jeremy
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It has been one of the busiest days of my life.  I was out of the house for the majority of the day.

  1. Left the house for Montclair at around 7:30 am
  2. Took the SATs from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
  3. Went to buy food from Chipotle’s;  I’ve been craving that for a while.
  4. Got home at around 1:50 pm
  5. Had to run to the public library to watch a small show by Bern and the Brights, a band from Montclair, at 2:00 pm
  6. Went home at around 3:30 pm
  7. Stayed home for a bit until I got picked up to conduct an experiment for the Sociology project at around 5:00; destination – mall
  8. Got lost; fell asleep in the car
  9. Walked around the mall for an hour, giving random high fives to everyone; that was the experiment
  10. Went to a friend’s house at 8:30 because I left my keys; family went to New York for an engagement party
  11. Walked around for a while with friend
  12. Got home at 11:30 pm

Though it was definitely a lot for one day, I think I enjoyed every single one of them. Even the SATs.  I felt that it was much easier than last time, but that scares me.  I’m expecting a terrific grade, but we all know where optimism can get you.

Man, I enjoyed the band in the library today.  I really did.  They were supposed to play back in August, but there were some complications, so their performance was postponed to today.  They’re definitely unique, from their eccentric yet amazing voices to the quite random yet truly complimentary violin.

I was just disappointed when they didn’t have a CD for this album that I wanted to get, “Wartime Lullaby.”  I can get it in iTunes, but I want the physical copy!

So, what did I do when I got home?  I watched “Ugly Betty.”

Remember…about “brain-drainers,” you know, people who create unnecessary drama?…I don’t want to seem harsh, but isn’t this what you were complaining about—all this stress coming at you, ruining your clarity?  I don’t think this stress is coming from you.

– Natalie, an assistant, advising her boss, Ugly Betty, 2009

Yes, I watch “Ugly Betty.”

I Thought I Had More Pictures to Choose from

Posted in Belleville, Events, Friends, School with tags , , , , , , on October 24, 2009 by Jeremy
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I guess when you’re having so much fun, you forget things.

Homecoming Carnival.  W00t w00t!

It turned out that the guy and the girl I voted for king and queen did not win.  Greg did not win, and that was the biggest shocker.  90% of the audience was dissatisfied by the results.   From the response, it seemed like everyone voted for him.  He set up so many funny posters in school and had a nice speech the day before.   How did he lose then?

Eh…of course, people went straight to the assumption that the election was rigged, but the Student Government Organization advisor assured everyone that it wasn’t.  Others were saying that some of the scantron sheets that people cast their votes on were discarded because of some errors, e.g. people used a pen, people filled in boxes that were not supposed to be filled in, and people voted for people who weren’t in the race.

We might never get to the bottom of it.  Then again, it might be that Matt genuinely won, except that his supporters just weren’t vocal about electing him.   Either way, Greg was disappointed.  I felt bad for him, and I didn’t know if I should say something.  I just tried to avoid the subject.

Other than that, homecoming was pretty amazing. At first, I was a little apprehensive about its outcome because there was barely any people.  Bored, I went to the henna tattoo corner and helped serving the students.  While drawing on people’s hands and arms for several minutes, apparently more people came into the carnival, and when the “tattoo artists” finally took a break, there were crowds around the parking lot, where the carnival was held.

After that, I just went crazy.  Haha.  Yea, it’s a different kind of fun.  During the summer, I’ve had experiences that were fun because the experience itself was fun.  This time, I realized that you had to make your own fun because, let’s face it, the carnival itself was lousy.  Minimum lights, barely any games, mediocre bands, suspicious fortune tellers, amateur tattoo artists.   You had to make yourself believe that it was the best thing ever.  In my case, going crazy is the way to go.

If you want to see it another way, it’s the kid way of having fun.  Running around, jumping around, dancing around.  Couldn’t keep still.  Of course, I couldn’t do that by myself.  I needed to have my friends to share it with me.

By ten o’clock, the number of people in the carnival was dwindling, and my friends decided that it was time to go home.   Ten o’clock.  And I still had a biology test to study for.

Still, I didn’t regret going to the carnival at all.

How’s My Stroke?

Posted in Belleville, Friends, Sports with tags , , , , , on July 6, 2009 by Jeremy
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Ah, tennis.  I literally have not played since that day.  I beat the laziness out of me and played with a few people, including Olga.  Very much to my surprise, I wasn’t bad.  In fact, I impressed myself.  I didn’t have to blame the racket so much anymore.  Hopefully, it stays this way for the entire summer, during which I will try to hone my skills for next year’s season.

Good start.  Good start.