Then my wednesday is done. Shouldn't be too hard to get through. I hope not.
Life's been relatively good lately. Good in the sense that I've been able to be in a good mood throughout most of the days, no dumb drama or anything silly like that bringing me down. I'm kind of dreading school, but I'm blaming that on it being Tuesday. I hate Tuesdays. Tuesday tuesday tuesday tuesday. I can't keep a train of thought going. It's going to be weird to try to settle down and do homework. I really need to do it, progress report was no where near anything I can be happy with.
Good News: I figured out a way to do band next year and still keep Italian. I really think that I'm going to be a lot happier with this decision .. just because. It was really our Honors Jazz competition Saturday night when I realized how much being in Honors Jazz is making me a better drummer, not to mention how much fun I have doing it. It's sad to say that the only reasons I'm keeping up band is because otherwise I can't do Honors Jazz and the next band trip is to Disney World, rather then saying that I actually want to be in band or really enjoy myself while I'm there. This is a good enough compromise for me I think. The only problem that this brings up is senior year planning.
And yes, I'm planning the rest of my high school career already. Next year looks like -Adv. Pre-Calc -Viewpoints (And if not then Honors English and APUSH) -French 4 (The whole honors or not thing is getting really confusing, but chances are college prep) -Italian 1 -Band -Advanced Chem With gym, this takes up 7.5 credits and that's a free period every other day. I might even knock out that free period and try to get into a during the day jazz band, but that's still up in the air. Then senior year, I guess I'm going to put Government in for my history spot and drop all sciences and that'll allow me typing and another half year elective. I would've liked to have been able to fit in more electives throughout the years, but without summer school that just isn't going to work out and whatever. The other option would technically be to stop at French 4, which would free up another spot but I don't really see myself doing that.
I really need to start doing my homework and practicing drums. My not being online from 4 - 9 was probably one of the best plans I ever had for myself, and it only lasted about a week and a half. I'm going to try to bring that back again, maybe easy myself into it a little more, but definitly just be more productive with my time.
So, yeah. 6:40 am and I haven't exactly made my way into bed yet. Then again, I just walked in the door twenty minutes ago and I think that kind of makes it fair, no?
My weekend has been REALLY good so far, I'm really happy with it. Hopefully the next two days will be able to keep it up.
Friday: Wow, what did I do friday? Hung out with Kate for a while, then went with her to Ellie's house where they were all there getting ready for a little suprise for Liza's birthday. Then came home and got in trouble.
Saturday/Sunday Morning: Work 10 - 4:30, usual stuff. But even though today seemed really busy, I got through it fine. Then after work Matt, Ian and I went to Main Line Pizza. Cody and Nick joined us back at my house and we watched Saw 2 and that made me so happy. From then on my mood was simply unbreakable. Everybody left and I got to level 19 in Tetris, and to put it simply; that's just ridiculous and will never happen again. Post Tetris just simply made from then until now the greatest time period of my life. Yup.
Plans for Sunday: Sleep If no one calls, FRENCH HOMEWORK.
Battle of the bands in like .. less then two hours. We're scheduled to go on in three hours. I really don't know if I can sum up how I feel right now. Maybe anxious works? I'm really worried about a lot of stuff, and I'm also really excited to just get out there and show what one week's worth of practice has left us with. I don't know if I should go take a nap, if I should just go practice drums, relax or go hang out with someone? When I started righting this I was worried, now I'm excited and I've just been back and forth all day.
It's not that I'm really worried about sounding good, because I know that no matter what we'll atleast sound decent, I'm worried because I'm "a timid drummer". And that is really true, I'm just not really that energetic of a person in general. Maybe I can change that tonight?
Right, the only thing I need to practice is being more outgoing and confident with my drumming.
Report cards came today. For my semester average, I was really suprised and really happy with how it turned out. My 2nd quarter wasn't that good so I won't even bother posting that.
Wellness - A Health Ed - A World Lit Honors - B- World Studies - A Biology Honors - B- Advanced Algebra 2 - B- French 3 Honors - B- Sculpture - B+ Band Honors - A
That gives me a 3.something GPA, so I guess it doesn't need too much work. Those B-'s are all pretty shaky and I would like to try to get atleast most of the up to a solid B. And it looks like Viewpoints is going to work out nicely.
Course selection for next year is almost here. I really hate how earlier we have to do the course selection so earlier, more importantly I hate that I don't put as much thought into it as I feel I really should.
A couple things have really made me think about course selection for next year. As my schedule sits now, I have what I see as the five and a half basic credits which I have no control over, Math, History, Science, English, French and gym. Then comes band, which takes up another credit equaling 6.5 filled up credits. That leaves one and a half left over for me. The classes I can think off the top of my head that I want to take in the next two years, photography, accounting, government, sociology, italian, but I'm sure there are so many others that I just can't think of during this little rant. Oh, and I still have to take typing.
Keeping band just doesn't allow me that time that I need to do all this. I talked to my mom about it, and she used my brother as an example for me to look at. He had private lessons since 5th grade, band all the way through senior year, honors jazz, jazz bands, AMA, "everything but districts". From the looks of it he was going to use that to get into college, or atleast continute it. He goes to Saint Joe's, they don't even have a band. And I know I don't plan to contiune playing concert band, but I plan to keep doing private lessons and playing with Walter or whoever. Drums are a passion of mine, and I don't plan on them leading to making any money or anything more than just a passion for me.
Maria said it herself, "If you don't like band than don't sign up for it again." I know that wasn't targeted at me when she said it, but I think it hit me harder then everyone she wanted to here it. AMA will be my going away party to concert band.
Morgan told me to update my livejournal, midterms are over, I went to bed at 9:30 last night, I figured it was time for an entry.
Midterms were really easy .. again .. except this time I'm a little bit worried about a lot of stuff. French was either really good or really bad, English I already know the I messed up the essay badly, Math didn't seem that bad, but I know I left a couple blank, History was easy as cake and honrs bio I'm really undecided on. Whatever, the stress for those are in the back of my mind now, right now I just need to enjoy the weekend and start the third quarter a lot better then my second quarter was.
So, how do I plan to enjoy my weekend so much? Yesterday after midterms me and Morgan walked back to my house and just hung out for a little while. It's kind of sad, I was hoping to have a lot more "catch up with Morgan" time than I really did, because around 12 Matty T came by to pick us up and take us all to Skunk Hollow with Nick and Ian. Matty T and I gave them a tour of the woods, showed them the bunker, you know the usual stuff. Another day spent hanging out in the woods. After that my friday night got pretty low key, I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind then after that I just got into bed at 9:30.
Okay, I lied. No follow up details on the concert because I'm just not in the mood to go into it. Just rest assured that the show was
But yeah, I'm back at school. Midtemrs are kind of closeish not really. Here's a run down of where I stand in everything.
Math - I think I kind of get it? I mean, no more or less then usual. History - Kind of slacking again. Even though I promised myself I would atleast do Mezger's work. I'll try. Honors Bio - Yeah, big unit test tomorrow, vocab quiz I missed from being absent, etc. and I don't have the kid at my table I use to copy off of anymore so I'm kind of on my own. Right in the middle of it all. I'm fucked. Gym/Health - haha. I don't even know why i put this there, theres nothing to say. Honors French - Le Petit Prince will either go really well .. or really badly. No middle ground, it just depends on how dedicated I decide to be. Sculpture - Sure, sculpture is fun, but I am more then ready to have that 7th period free. Honors English - I honestly just sit in this class staring at nothing. I couldn't even tell you a single thing we've learned all year. Fuck.