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 don’t have much to say, so I’ll keep it short. I can’t write very well when I’m not listening to music. Right now I’m busy installing the new version of Winamp, so I obviously can’t be listening to music on it while it’s still installing. Then after writing this, I’m going to have to reboot the computer, so I want to hurry up and get that over with so I can listen to my precious music.
Today was a pretty normal day. English class was a little strange, though. We’re reading through Huckleberry Finn, and Mr. G has ways of finding stuff that has just the slightest relevance to the topic we’re discussing. Today we listened to a Neil Diamond song about some camp revival meeting, which had nothing to do with what we were talking about other than the fact that in the book, Huck goes to a camp meeting. Then, later on in the book, there’s a guy that stands out on his front porch and talks to this group outside who had come over to lynch him. So Mr. G has us go into the next room, and he stands on the desk saying this guy’s part while holding a metre stick as a shotgun. It was incredibly pointless, but I figure he just wanted to do something like that because he was as bored as we were about the whole thing. I guess that’s understandable, especially for a guy who’s probably read through the book…Continue Reading
Not much exciting happened today. After school we had a practice for baseball to all who wanted to go. It wasn’t very interesting, as we just stood out in the field while each of us, by turn, got up to bat. That was all we did, and then the practice was over. Hopefully tomorrow’s practice will be better.
Other than that, today was pretty normal. Both Bethany and Lana were away today, so I was the only one in Grade 12 Accounting (although the Grade 11s are in the same room, so it’s not like it was just Mr. G and me or anything), and Jon and I were the only ones in Biology. It’s pretty sad when two people are absent and two-thirds of the Accounting class and half the Biology class goes missing. But oh well.
I don’t think I heard a word that Mr. Osborn said in Law class. Steph slid her desk over to share the textbook with me, and then we just spent the class typing messages back and forth in her graphing calculator and throwing Holly’s paper creations back at her. Steph also started jabbering away in Swiss, since Jael had taught her all these phrases. Apparently I got called dumb, but I didn’t really care because I don’t speak Swiss. Why should I count an insult that I don’t even understand? It’s almost underhanded; I mean, if you’re going to insult me, do it to my face instead of hiding behind a foreign…Continue Reading
Today was slightly interesting. I mean, no one got bombed by kamikaze fighter jets, and no one got hung upside down by their toenails and tickled until their toes fell off. But still, it was a little out of the ordinary. First off was Math, which makes little sense to anyone in the class, including Mr. C. Next we had a fifteen-minute English class, with the second half after lunch. Basically, the reasoning for that was because we had people from New Brunswick Bible Institute coming in for chapel at the end of the day, but we also had a fixed time schedule for swimming that Mr. G couldn’t just change. So, after fifteen minutes of English, it was off to swimming, where I studied the Biology study notes that I had spent about two hours on last night.
Lunch was about as usual, and then during the second half of English, we split up into our groups and talked about the sonnet we chose. I’m really not big on sonnets; they’re pretty useless, if you ask me. Then again, examining any type of poem that closely is pretty useless in my opinion. Anyway, Beth, Lana, and I went to the lunch room and supposedly worked on our sonnet. In reality, we maybe mentioned the word “sonnet” twice at most. Beth and Lana apparently had some “guy problems” that they needed to talk about, so we just sat around and talked. I didn’t really care. I didn’t feel much like…Continue Reading
I’m not sure what to write about yet again. I’m mentally reviewing the day in my mind to look for highlights. Well, let me give you a general run-down of the day, and when I do that, I’ll decide how much to expand on each point.
To start off, I went to bed at 10:00 PM last night. I woke up this morning, and still felt just as tired as when I went to sleep. I faintly remember waking up somewhere around 2:30 AM, but I’m not sure if that was this morning or some other morning recently. Anyway, the morning was fairly uneventful. I got to school and had a regular ol’ Law class. Next up was swimming in Phys. Ed. class, where I once again sat up on the balcony and read Tom Clancy’s Op-Center. I’m almost done the book already; I must confess that it’s not his best work, but it’s still pretty intriguing nonetheless. I prefer his books about the Cold War and Russia, though, rather than North and South Korea. Or there’s always his Net Force series, where it’s in the future, and they have to deal with cyber-terrorists on the virtual reality internet as well as in real life.
Anyways, after swimming, we came back to the school and had lunch, during which Meagan played random hymns on the piano and Zac and I sang them in our deep, bassy voices. Well, I had a deep, bassy voice anyway; his was more of a…Continue Reading
I can’t say that there’s much to talk about today. In Biology we did some strange experiments. One was with four different cups and sweet, bitter, salty, and sour liquids (sugar water, cold coffee, salt water, and some other weird liquid that I forget). We just took a Q-Tip and put each liquid on all four parts of our tongue, one at a time and rinsing between each. It was really stupid, though, because we’ve been talking about the eye and the ear…not the tongue or mouth. I’m really not sure why we did it at all. I guess it must have had to do with nerves, since it has to do with senses and such.
Anyways, after that, we poked each other on the backs of our hands with markers to test whether receptors are uniformly placed or randomly scattered across the skin. Basically, one person would have to close their eyes and the other person would poke them with a marker. Then the person with their eyes closed would take another marker and try to poke themselves in the same place as they were poked. Then we measured the distance between the two points. So right now I have red and black dots on my right hand. I really don’t think it proved anything, though. I mean, when I had my eyes closed, I could barely tell where my hand was to poke it with the marker. If I could use my finger, I would be able to…Continue Reading
Today was crazy. Everyone was hyper. It felt like Friday, but it’s only Tuesday. It was very strange. Steph and I got Bethany going into convulsions from laughter due to a crazy story we made up about her; by the end of it, she was crying and her stomach hurt from laughing so much. That in itself just made me laugh more.
After school, the Grade 12s stayed later to work on our bovine somatotropin project. We’re almost done now; it was a very productive time. We now have a cow up on the wall, complete with grass, a sun, and two clouds. We have some information in the clouds and on the grass, and some more stapled onto the black spots of the cow. All we have to do is reformat the introduction to fit on the sun and print off a couple more charts/graphs so we can put them on spots. Then we can put all the spots on the cow! It’s pretty amazing. I thought we’d be less organized than this and that we’d be scrambling to get everything done on time. But I guess that just wasn’t the case. It was pretty funny. One of the clouds has a flag on it, like one of those golf flags, with the number nine on it (cloud nine, get it? It was my idea). The other cloud has some pencil shading and some silver pen on the bottom of it (cloud with a silver lining, get it? It…Continue Reading