—EDIT 11/11 9:40pm—
Going to Schols tomorrow. Luckily, Discenza is running; I don’t
have to run Varsity *phew*. I need to pray. I need to
sleep. Wish me luck.
Here’s a survey I completed today.
10 years ago … I was… 7 years old, almost 8 years old… so 2nd grade. My teacher’s name was Mrs. Rhodes. We had a pretty good class I remember. Not a whole lot happened in 2nd grade… I’d started taking piano lessons the year before. Super Nintendo was the game system of choice way back when. Is there anything else to say about this? 2nd grade.
5 years ago …
I was… in 7th grade, at Shady Hill. For PA people, this is the 2nd year that I knew Kevin (KMak). 7th
grade was the time when we became all… “responsible” or whatever in
school, we started languages officially, my first year of Spanish. We
officially started upper school sports, I did soccer, and volleyball
(yes, volleyball, it was fun) and then track in the spring. That was also my first year in the Youth Group. The first youth event I remember was the… mission conference? In any case, Joyce’s friend, Chris (who could do the Robot and all that stuff) came and delivered the message. Yay.
1 year ago …
year I was a junior [upper for PA people] and… about this time I was
fully engaged in lots of work, like Bio 560, and other classes… I was,
at that point, still with Bec. I was up and
coming for Cross Country, actually exactly one year ago, I was freaking
out cuz I was going to Schols and didn’t want to go, and was scared to
go. But it was a good time, it was one of the most hard core races we ever ran; 4 inches of snow. Geez. Last
fall was the first year that I became worship leader, after the initial
chaos after the summer and figuring out who leader would be. Joyce wasn’t here was she… no she wasn’t, Joyce was in Thailand, feeding the fat baby and making him fatter. Steve was youth leader last year that means. Wow, how time flies.
I … had Econ test (double period) and then… Double English (only 2 classes cuz of Math/Science free cuts due to FCD week). Practice took a long time cuz of the strategic meeting we had after; and Coach gave me yet another heart attack. If Discenza is hurt, I run Varsity, which is bad. But he may not be hurt, which would be good. Yay. And… I studied for my Math test which was pretty hard – Integrals = evil. Especially when they’re hard.
5 snacks I enjoy …
Umm…. 1) Ice Cream. Cookie Dough is great, so is good coffee ice cream. 2) Ramen noodles. It may not be healthy for you, but… it tastes good. 3) Dried mangoes (and second to that, pineapple). They’re really sugar-coated, and probably have lots of preservatives, but that’s ok. 4)
5 songs I know all the words to …
Just five? Are you kidding me? Ok… 1) Everything by Lifehouse. 2) Konstantine by Something Corporate. 3) Obsession by David Crowder Band. 4) Filled With Your Glory by Starfield. 5) The Sun by Maroon 5. And many, many more.
5 places I would run away to …
1) My dorm room. 2) Home. 3) Library [school or town library]. 4) Bookstores are good to run away to, like Barnes & Noble or something I guess. 5) Church in a way. Sunday mornings, when I get there before the other worship team people, if it’s quiet, that is sorta like a refuge.
5 things I would do with a million dollars …
1) Pay off the mortgage we have for sure. 2) Buy my Dad a car he wants, like the Infiniti G35. 3) Save a bunch of it / invest it. 4) Give some: help with the Church’s crazy debt, and other charity stuff that arises. 5) Buy some cool stuff
like the iPod Video, Motorola Razr phone (I don’t really want one, but
they ARE cool), a sicknasty laptop, some DVDs, and LOTS of books, cuz I
really like to buy books.
5 things I would never wear …
1) A skirt/dress, how’s this: no girl clothes in general. 2) Goth clothes. 3) Pants as tight as Daniel’s (aka, girl-jeans). 4) Girl make-up (TV or stage make-up is different, though I don’t expect much of this either). 5) Popped collars on polos or shirts (though this isn’t as severe as the other 4 things).
5 favorite TV shows … 1) Lost. 2) Prison Break. 3) Family Guy. 4) Simpsons (though I haven’t watched it in forever.) 5) Twenty-Four (like the 1st and 3rd seasons).
5 bad habits …
1) I crack my knuckles. 2) I get angry easily. 3) I judge quickly and say mean things (or think mean things too). 4) I lead girls on and it’s rarely a good thing. ‘Nuf said. 5) I get lonely when I don’t really “need” to. Does this make sense?
5 biggest joys … 1) A good worship set, not just in music, but… when it has that right FEEL. 2)
Vacation days that are ALL mine, i.e. time I can spend alone, to play
piano, read books, play video games, meet up with friends, run etc. etc. 3) Watching good movies with good friends. They’re always fun. 4) Driving somewhere by myself, or just doing something independently, like being in Boston, or driving out and about. 5) Eating good home-cooked meals, because Mom cooks really well and I only eat them once a week during the school year.
5 favorite toys …
I’m guessing as a child… 1) Super Nintendo, as aforementioned, was great. Good old-school games, like Mega Man X, or Kirby Superstar, yeah. 2) Paper and pen; this is like mate, but really, I mean drawing. As a kid, I used to draw a lot, especially with my church buddies. 3) Books: I always read a lot, and still like to. I would read in the car all the time when we traveled or on the plane. I still read when I have the time during vacations. 4) CD player: I guess this became “important” around 7th grade. I’ve been using my CD player a lot this year when I study in the library. It’s not technically a “toy” but whatever. 5) GameBoy was also my good travel buddy in my younger years. Original, Color, Advance and such were companions for my plane and car rides.
5 fictional characters I would date …
This is a funny question, especially cuz most of the girls are taller than me *sigh*. Hehehe. 1) the Chinese girl from “Shanghai Knights.” 2) Lana Lang or Lois Lane from Smallville, but Lana’s fickle and mean to Clark. So maybe not. 3) Evangeline Lily from Lost is pretty cute, plus she’s all tough, and able to do things (even though the Feds are after her). 4) Rachel McAdams’ character from Wedding Crashers, but no Regina George from Mean Girls, cuz she was mean. Nor do I want to get hit by a bus. 5) Keira Knightley from Love Actually, even though she kinda picks the wrong guy (a la the movie).
—END EDIT 11/11 9:45pm—
This week I have 4 tests, in 4 days. Three down (Physics,
East Asian and Econ) and one to go (Math). This is Schols/A-E
week and I have all this crap to do. But, God has a good plan and
good foresight; it’s FCD week (so, drug workshops and such) too so I
had no Math or Physics doubles this week. This meant I can use
the hours to do the necessary studying to get good grades. Yay
for God, seriously, I know this is His timing here.
I’m fricking tired. I slept between 7.5 hours at most and 6 on
average per night. Pray for me, I really need physical suppliance
from God. He’s been good so far, and I’m just asking that He keep
Pray for my race this weekend. This is Interschols:
Division I championship. Ten schools compete; this is a big
deal. I was supposed to run as one of the JV captains, so at the
front of the JV race somewhere… but a last-minute injury may push me
up to Varsity. As “great” as this sounds that I’m being promoted,
it’s not good. It’s not good for the team, or it’s a reflection
of that, and it’s not good for me, and I don’t want to move up.
We could win both JV and Varsity (the harder prize) this year.
Heck, both PA Boys and Girls could do it; we could have a sweep. But that’s useless thinking. Pray for me. All will be made clear tomorrow.
Last bit of studying. Out.
Draw me close to You
Never let me go