Saturday, May 14, 2005

This is more of an amuzing story, than anything else.
So today, I was washing my face with some sort of astringent...made by the company Sea Breeze. Anyway, about five minutes later, my dad asks me why my face is so red. I look in the mirror and it looks like I have a really, really, breally bad sunburn, only I haven't been out in the sun in a long time (at least not for a prolonged period of time). Well, it isn't going away, apparently, and instead, I have a red face, with white splotches where I didn't actually clean. So, I look like a freak, and I can't get it to go away. I've researched the product and none of the ingredients should have caused this...good times. If you have a remedy, it's much appreciated! :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

I'm not sure anyone still reads this, but I still like to update occassionally. Lately, life has seemed pretty hectic; I've had two AP exams (U.S. History and English) and I took the SAT. Plus I gave my presentation in Topics today. It was on the roles of communism, outside influences, and nationalism on the rise/fall of the Berlin Wall vs. the roles of the three aforementioned things on the Korean DMZ. I had told Ms. G that I needed lots of time, but the person who went before me today took more than his share of the time, so I had to rush through to be sure I covered all the info before class ended. So I'm worried I won't get a good grade. Not really my fault, though...
This week is teacher appreciation week, and tonight I made "dessert plates" for each of my teachers--- each plate has 2 choc chip cookies, 2 turtle brownies, 2 lemon squares and 2 7-layer bars...I wish I was a teacher! haha.

I've been thinking about college a lot lately, and a lot more about how much I'm gonna miss the people who are leaving RCHS this year---seniors and teachers. Plus, of course I still have to decide where to apply to college, where to go if I get in anywhere, and what to major in, what job to take, whether to go to graduate school, etc. In case you can't tell, I like having a plan for my life.
As for next year's extracurriculars, it looks like sports will be out of the question, which makes me sad. So far, my activities for next year are Senior Class Sec., SLA, Editor of The Flame, Prez of Environmental Club, Co-Prez of RCCF, and hopefully I'll be able to start a Mock-Trial group at school. *cross fingers* People are bugging me to join key club and women's issues club, and I definitely miss doing quiz bowl, but I'm feeling a little overcommitted. UVA and UNC-CH are still at the top of my college list, but my mom has her own list: Meredith, Salem, Randolf-Macon Women's College, Agnes-Scott. My dad wants me to go out-of-state, but he favors Bryan College mostly. I wish they didn't get a say, because if I choose a college from one of their lists, then the other person will be mad at me.

Teachers leaving after this year: Greenwalt, Tranquillo, Caudill, Lachance (that's all I'm sure of, but I know there are others...)

The future is a funny thing I think. Everything up until next year will be planned for me--- where to live, where to go to school, etc. But suddenly, after high school, my future is in my hands...and that really, really scares me. What if I screw up? What if I don't go the right college? Or the right grad school? Or get the right job? Or marry the right person? This scares me a lot. Whereas in the past, I have had no choice which direction to every decision is mostly mine. MINE. What a scary, scray thought.