Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Spring Semester 2012 Day 1

"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life." - William Morris

First day of the new semester. Kicked it off completely inadvertently at 3:00 a.m. and went to cook breakfast for my family at 5 just for something productive to do. Had it occurred to me, I might have gone out to buy some bagels, because I now have my driver's license and can therefore do that (legally, anyway- my parents have slightly different ideas).

Ridiculously happy all morning for no reason at all. This included twirling through the house and proclaiming that it was a beautiful day and the sun was shining. When it was pointed out to me that it was in fact cloudy/foggy outside, I insisted that the sun was still shining, and we just couldn't see it, and that was making me happy anyway. (This may have had something to do with the mug of coffee I'd had.)

1st Period: "Honors" US History. Notice the quotation marks, because he gave us a packet today (that I could easily complete in an hour tonight if I felt like it, even though I'd have to look things up online) that if we complete, we get 44 extra points on the final exam. Which means I could theoretically bubble (C) for all 150 questions and depending on how the actual numbers turned out, I'd still get a passing grade on the test as long as I turned in the packet. The General Knowledge Quiz included things like "how many states are there in the USA?" and "Who was the first president of the United States?" Which I'm pretty sure we covered in preschool.
I so would have taken AP, except it's a year long course.

2nd Period: Band. My embrasure sucks after not playing at all for several months, but it'll recover quickly enough and I've missed the class.

3rd Period: AP Calculus BC. Direct continuation of the past semester, with a slightly different set of classmates.

4th Period: AP English, which despite being the most challenging course I've ever taken, is basically why I'm willing to get up at 6 (on a non-insomniatic day) every morning. I love it so, so much. (Also, it helps that she decided to say nice things about my writing today...)
The principal interrupts halfway through and decides to teach us himself for about 10 minutes. (My principal is hilarious.)

After school: hanging out with one of my closest friends for an hour or so. Went to Target, which wouldn't be significant except she also recently got her license so it's exciting to drive around together.

Now: Listening to "Modern Love" by Matt Nathanson on repeat while procrastinating from the homework I don't actually mind doing.


  1. AP Calculus "BC" - like ancient Calculus? Or does BC mean something else? :P

    That English class sounds fun, and I agree about the principal. Well, enjoy! :)

    PS. - It's so nice being able to comment on others' blogs again!

  2. Ha, um, no. Calculus 1 is AB, and Calculus 2 is BC.


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