I’m really not sure what to say today. It finally hit me during the Parenting exam – I’m graduating. Little ol’ Jeff is graduating. Tonight. That just freaks me out a little bit, as well as excites me tremendously. I mean, I made it through four years of BCC! I actually survived, though the insanity flew ’round about me like a whirlwind. Actually, I was probably the cause of most of the insanity, but still – I survived. Man, that Parenting exam was hard to write – not because I didn’t know the answers, but because the reality of my impending graduation finally got to me and distracted me completely.
So what does a graduating student have to say? Obviously not much. I could write a book on just the things I’m feeling right now, but it’d probably have a lot of repetition in it. Have you ever had that feeling where you just have to tell someone what keeps running around in your head? Where you’re just so excited that you have to yell and scream and dance around with someone or else you’ll explode? Yeah, that’s what I’m feeling right now. I got out of the Parenting exam and went straight over to Lana. I said, “We’re done! Holy crap! How does it feel to have finished your very last high school exam?” It’s so strange. I don’t even know how to describe how I’m feeling right now. It’s mostly excitement mixed in with a bit of nervousness…Continue Reading
I’d have to say that today was fairly normal. There were no alien invasions, terrorist attacks, or cyborg assaults. On the other hand, there were alien cyborgs that got attacked by terrorists while invading earth. But once they got here, they realized that humans weren’t all they were cracked up to be. We turned out to be lying, thieving, selfish scum. So they turned around and left. I think they’ll likely be back with explosives.
Coming back to reality, though, the Accounting and Math exams were pretty much as easy as I expected them to be. I had one difficulty on the Accounting exam, where I couldn’t get two numbers to match, but I think that was a mistake on the part of Mr. G. I think he typed in a wrong number – so I just fudged my numbers a little bit to make them match. Yes, I’m a true accountant. I should get a job at Enron or Worldcom or something.
On the Math exam, I had a couple questions that gave me trouble. There was one of them that I remember doing before and getting the right answer, but I just couldn’t remember how I did it. I sat there for a while trying to figure it out, but as I looked up at the clock and realized that it was 2:00, meaning I could get out of the exam room, I decided that I wasn’t likely going to figure out even with the extra half hour,…Continue Reading
Today was a pretty strange day. It wasn’t strange overall, but there were a whole bunch of little random things that happened. And since I figured I’d just tell you all what happened today anyways, I’ll try to remember all the strange little details that happened.
It all started when I woke up. But since nothing interesting happened until I got to school, I’ll skip ahead to then. I went into the little room and set down my bag, getting out the stuff I needed to study from. Melissa came in a few seconds after that, and very shortly thereafter, so did the strangeness. I forget whether it was Steph or Bethany in the room at the time as well (I think it was Steph), but Melissa started talking about her mom. Then, out of nowhere, she mentions that her mom calls me Jeffy. I’m not sure exactly when she decided to do this, but it almost scares me. I mean, I swear this woman has more mood swings than, well, Melissa herself. First she hated me, then she decided I wasn’t so bad, then she hated me again, and now she’s calling me Jeffy. I can’t stand that name. There’s only one person in this world that I’ve let call me that – and that’s Kim from Quizno’s. I didn’t let her at first either, but eventually I just gave up and let her, because she wouldn’t stop. I’m not exactly sure what possessed Mrs. Staats to call me…Continue Reading
Well, I don’t have much time to write today, since things have been a little crazy, but today was fun – for part of the day, anyways. In the morning I had my English exam, which went fairly well I suppose. I sort of ran out of time at the end, with three big essays right at the end that wound up being shorter than I’d have liked. Oh well. I wrote sixteen pages (double-sided, using only one side of the page, just like Mr. G likes it for some strange reason) and had a nice hand cramp afterwards, as well as some nice pen smudges on my hand since I’m left-handed.
Anyways, that wasn’t the fun part. After the exam was done, Steph and I hung out for a few hours. We got into her car, and figured out that we wanted to go to my house so we could both change out of our uniforms, and then headed over to the mall. During the car ride over, I was in the back seat with Steph’s little sister, Katherine. She was beating me up and smacking my hand with my other hand. Yes, she’s pretty strange – just like her big sister, I suppose. We also played “catch” with this blue plastic ball that’s on a string, tied to a hoop thing. I held the hoop up to the roof of the car, and we hit it back and forth. We had a jolly good time. I swear that…Continue Reading
Today was a pretty normal day. I had Math, Accounting, Biology, and Phys. Ed. So I’m thinking that since nothing really happened today, I’m going to get into some other topic. But we’ll see where I go today in this entry, since I really have no idea myself.
Since Math was first class, I went into the room and sat down. There was no one else there yet. Lana never showed up today and I’m not sure what was up with that, but Jon got there a few minutes late. It was looking pretty scary with Mr. Candler just having one person to teach. I was definitely worried. After all, nobody likes it when a teacher just talks straight to them about something – unless of course they’re ready for it, like with a tutor or something. But anyways, Jon eventually showed up after a few minutes and saved the day.
In Accounting class, we’re in the process of getting new textbooks. For the first half of the year, we’ve been getting the later chapters of last year’s textbook photocopied for us. We never got through the whole book last year, so we were just continuing on there. But there are some new textbooks coming in now, and they’re quite different. We started into one of the chapters and I was completely lost. Well, okay, I wasn’t completely lost, but they brought in some words that I had never heard of and talked about them as if they had explained…Continue Reading
Exams are finally over! Four days of intense craziness and hand cramps are finally over! It may take a week of massages to cure my shoulder strain, but I think I can handle that – as long as the masseuse is an attractive female, of course, but that’s implied.
So anyways, today’s exams were even easier than I expected. Accounting was first up, which I finished in an hour. I then had to wait for half an hour to get out, since we have to be there for an hour and a half of the two hours we have. During that half hour, I started playing around with my graphing calculator, making a picture of a dude with all the funny little symbols and stuff that I could find. Then I slept for about ten minutes.
After lunch came my Calculus exam, which was just as simple. I think I might have screwed up one or two of the questions, but considering Mr. Candler’s an easy marker, I’ll likely get some marks for them anyways. I finished that exam up in about an hour and ten minutes, and was pretty confident with most of my answers. For the rest I gave it my best shot and I knew that staring at it any longer wasn’t going to help. So I set the exam aside and inwardly celebrated that exams were finally over. That exam was the “last kick at the cat” as Mr. Candler so gently put it.
After I…Continue Reading
Well, today brought two more exams: Biology and Law. I studied for each for twenty minutes – that’s all I really had time for last night before going to bed and then tossing and turning for a couple hours.
I studied a bit longer (but not much) this morning for Biology and at lunch for Law. Surprisingly, though, both exams were quite easy. These were the two I was most worried about, and they turned out to be the two easiest so far. I mean, I think the two easiest are yet to come – Accounting and Calculus – but these were the easiest so far.
For Biology, there was a lot of true/false, fill in the blank, and matching, and only 10 short answer questions and 2 essay questions. Then there were 3 diagrams to do, 2 of which were already drawn and just needed to be labeled, the other of which needed to be drawn and labeled. I was done that exam about 15 minutes early.
Law was a bit more difficult, but not by much. It was exactly as I expected it to be, since Mr. Osborn is a creative but predictable teacher. It was much the same as the Biology exam, or I suppose I should say the Biology exam was much the same as the Law exam since I think Mrs. Houtman learned test-writing from Mr. Osborn. I don’t know. Anyway, there was a lot of matching and then some charts to fill in, and…Continue Reading