So far I've gotten into one of the three colleges I've heard from, with a "Yes" from UofL and "No"s from MIT (at which I knew from the beginning I had a snowball's chance in hell of being accepted) and Stanford, where I thought I had a bit of a chance of getting in. I likely wouldn't have gone even had I been accepted, but it would have been nice all the same. Of the two I have left, the only one that I think I have any chance at is Duke, so I suppose we'll see. Admission decisions are to be posted on their website at 6:00pm EST today, so I'll keep my fingers crossed for the next hour and eighteen minutes. Wish me luck. :)
College classes have now started back, which is much more saddening than I thought it'd be. Having normal high school classes during the college's spring break wasn't great, but it was better than nothing. Hopefully I'll be able to skip most of them during the high school's spring break. The good news is calculus ended ten minutes early today, which was a first for my professor. He seemed pained by the fact that he'd ran out of material to teach, and we made it worse by refusing his offer to do some extra problems during the ten minutes we had left. Hopefully he wont take it out on us tomorrow . . .
I suppose that, for once, I find I have something to write about, although it's definitely not a topic I'd like to be blogging about. ^_^ This is because, at the moment, my car is sitting smashed up in some auto-lot that's location I'm not even sure of. :o
It happened yesterday, just after school. I was driving through a fairly congested part of town when another car pulled out in front of me. My reflexes are terrible, but I managed to swerve over and hit my brakes, although probably not as hard as I could have. It was a two-lane road with a center median lane, and I cut over into the median to hopefully avoid the other car. They didn't stop, however, and my car ended up getting pushed into the opposite lane from the impact. I looked over just in time to see my girlfriend's head striking the windshield.
We were both fine, although she had a bruised knee and a pretty painful knot on her head. The damage to the car didn't look too terrible -- that is until I got out. The car is ancient, so it's not as big of a deal, but I'm fairly sure it's totaled.
As for the other driver, they were fine, despite the fact that I'm fairly sure that my girlfriend wanted to kill them. That was what relieved my worries the most -- when I saw her fly up in the air I thought I'd killed her, but the fact that the first thing she did was to try to yell at the other driver eased that sick feeling in my stomach. ^_^ I was actually fairly calm, which surprised me, seeing as I went to pieces when I hit my mom's car backing it out of the driveway a year prior to getting my permit. AS a matter of fact, I think I'd do it all over again. :o
I have to say--I'm relieved, and I just hope that the classes I take when I get to college will have finals as easy as the College Spanish Final I took yesterday. I was torn between panic and distraction the night before, finally settling to give into both. I ended up getting distracted by the forums and a phone conversation with my girlfriend, which was then followed by panic when I realized I had less than an hour to write a paper and study the entirety of tests and notes from the semester. The good thing about this class is that it's a joke, excepting rare spurts of assignments and notes from my teacher when shes not off on some tangent, and, luckily, the final reflected that. It ended up being a bit easier (if not shorter) than the first of our three tests.
As for next semester, however, I'll probably be back to panicking. A talk with the teacher after the final revealed that this class is used as more of a way to review and "get everyone on the same page" for next semesters class. I guess I'll reserve my judgement on whether taking College Spanish was a good idea or not until then . . .\
I doubt I needed to even post a blog entry, seeing as I haven't logged on for any length of time for over three weeks, but I'm quitting RuneScape, at least for the remainder of this year. I may log on a bit during Christmas Break (hopefully enough to get 99 Woodcutting), but I've found I barely have enough time to sleep with the AP Classes and College Spanish Class I'm taking (along with cross country, [soon to be] track, soccer, and scads of other things). That said, I wont be seriously returning at least until this summer.
That out of the way, there's been quite a bit going on in my life since I last posted. Soccer ended, with a disappointing loss in the first round of district to a team we had beaten soundly in the regular season. this had quite a bit to do with the fact that quite a few of our starters were injured: our starting right forward had second degree burns up and down his left leg, our two center-mids/center-defenders both were injured, one with a knee injury which later required surgery, the other with a cracked growth plate and tearing in his hip which he somehow played through, although by the end of the game he was grimacing in pain and barely able to run. It was quite moving; he was a senior in his final game, and has always been a solid, hardworking player who gained his starting position through work, determination and intelligence rather than raw talent. It was sad to see him be disappointed in his last season, but astounding that he played through all that pain, exerting more than anyone else on the field.
The straw that broke the camel's back, though, was the loss of our center-mid/stopper to a broken collarbone early on. He has incredible throws, and can chuck a ball downfield, into the area easily. Without that advantage we were undersized and outmatched, and the game ended in a 3-0 disappointment.
Cross Country has ended as well, with our team advancing to region and then state competition. State was interesting--something far different from any race I've ever witnessed--and was well worth it, despite the fact that our team ended the day with a combined score that landed us at the bottom of the sheet. I started out on pace to run the meet in under nineteen mintutes, which, although it probably sounds terrible, is a miracle for me. I lost ground in the final mile, though, and ended the race somewhere in the lower middle (140th :() with a time of 19:57:07, much worse than I was expecting.
I suppose that's mostly it. There's quite a bit more that has happened, but if I tried to type it all I'd probably be here for a couple days. I'll try to blog a bit more from now on, which means I'll be here to bore you a lot more in the future. :s
It's a bit sad that the only break in my inactivity is to make selfish demands. :( Real life has me in a chokehold . . . between soccer, school and the multitude of homework I never saw coming, and everything else, I've had little time for Sal's.
. . . has arrived (according to Google), so it's time for a new avatar.
I ran in my first Cross Country meet yesterday. I was a bit nervous seeing as I haven't been practicing with the team, due to the fact that I'm playing soccer as well. I've been talking to the XC coach to find out how much I should run on my own each day, but it's not the same as practicing with the team and being able to get used to the trail.
Although I didn't pace myself well at first, I managed to get second place, which was much better than I thought I'd get.
Yesterday was September 11th, but no one said anything about it at school, we didn't even have a moment of silence. It was as if it were any other day. It's only been seven years, have people already forgotten?
With luck, I should be getting my license in a week or two, which has been a long time coming seeing as (if I had've scheduled everything as soon as I could) I should have gotten it three or four months ago. I drove around with a driving instructor for a couple of hours today, and he says I'm fairly well prepared, and I should be able to take the test after another lesson.
My team lost our soccer game last night, although we faired abit better than I expected (although we played worse than I expected) only losing 2-1 to a much larger school--we have about 100 people per grade, whereas they average 400 per grade. We took the lead early on when I scored off a long throw in, but they scored on a questionable direct kick call and later on a PK.
As far as RuneScape goes, I'm about 75k from 97 woodcutting, and plan on having a level pic sometime tomorrow.
This is a matter of Life and Death. Don't ruin the suspense for yourself by greedily cheating off the entry preview. Who invented entry previews, anyway? Obviously someone who didn't realize that the majority of my entries are shorter than the character limit for the preview. And that just ruins all my fun, even if I'm going to die in six days anyway.
Apparently the world is ending about five years early. I was banking on 2012, so I'll have to say that this will is a bit rushed.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
My post count, I leave to Dani. I never liked Cxk being number one anyway.
My collection of demotivation posters I leave to Alexben, may you use them wisely.
I leave all my Cher CDs to Eman, Zach, and Reaver. You can divide them out yourselves. I don't forsee any arguments arising, seeing as none of you are likely to want them anyway.
I have a bunch of movie rental tickets left over in my wallet. I guess those can go to whoever wants them.
My position on The NPC Database team and as a DM will be left to King of Maturity.
I leave the rest of my worldly posessions to nobody, seeing as none of you are worthy to own them, even if you are gonna be dead.
If you have any complaints just post them in my comment box. I'll get around to replying to them in seven days. :D
Happy Birthday Merch Gwyar! Today marks 36 years since you came into this world, and for the past 36 years I've been planning to overthrow you and take my rightful place as the true ruler of Canting Away! Although you've been a bit . . . neglectful lately, we all hope you have a great birthday and return to grace us with your presence again. In the meantime, though, we'll sit back, have a cold one, and celebrate your thirtysixth birthday!
Winning by a landslide is treehugger, so that will be my member title til I think of a better one. I realize that I'm a bit late in doing this, but I wasn't able to get on Sal's yesterday, seeing as I went straight from school to a college class to my soccer game. The good news is, I managed to get out of the slump I've been in lately--our team played much better, and I managed to get four goals in a 6-1 victory.