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I Am Jealous… 28 May 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Aly @ 2:41 am

Kay pretty much abandoned his old blag and is now at “1,123,581,321,345,589” (Unless you’re a total incompentent, you know that is the Fibonacci sequence. Yes! Just imagine how many self-esteems I just crushed in one fell swoop!). He got lots of awesome people like Linda, Chao, and Matt to contribute to his blag . . . and I got jealous. Or, as Holly says, I was jellin’. So badly.

See, Kay managed to make his blag awesomer within a week than I had managed in the months of having this one. :( But this was quickly remedied.

Firstly, Julie and Priya both promised to guest posts in the next week or so. I am cool again! :D Secondly, Kay added me to his blag, and  I added Kay to mine. This is so exciting! I am supposed to write myself an intro-type post over there, but either I am totally inept with computers (I’m not.) or something weird is going on, because WordPress does not seem to know that I should be allowed to write a post over there, dammit! :P  I will get it all sorted out later.

Anyway, I still have to finish up this review packet for chemistry that is worth 10 points out of about 70 on the exam tomorrow. Ugh. At least I finished pre-calculus.

Confession: I actually enjoyed the pre-calculus review packet. It was exciting. xD I am such a nerd . . . but NOT a geek, which is something totally different. I just learned this today.

I shall spare you of my rantings (for lack of a better word) presently, as I must get back to my chemistry. I just want to get this over with so I can get prepared for CHICAGO and then INDIA. Yeah, yeah. ;)

 

The Naked Rain 27 May 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Aly @ 12:07 pm

It is raining outside. It is the beautiful kind of rain. The kind that is not so heavy that the sky turns dark, but substantial enough that it is really rain and not just a light shower. (more…)

 

Today I Was in a Car Accident

Filed under: Uncategorized — Aly @ 1:36 am

Today I was in a car accident.

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College Letters 26 May 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Aly @ 2:32 am

We all get them, “we” being those who signed up for it on the PSAT or PLAN or who filled out Mr. Rose’s survey thing at the beginning of last year. Letters, e-mails, brochures, booklets, posters; colleges obviously have no idea how to go about wooing me.

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Things Are Changing 24 May 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Aly @ 5:58 pm

Next Thursday is graduation day for the class of 2009. One member of that class is Aditi, whom I have known since, well, third grade, I believe.

She is not only one of the nicest and sweetest people of I have met, she is also funny and helpful and has been a really awesome friend. I remember a time when we used to be “best friends”, when we used to have sleep-overs and paint our nails using twenty different colors, when we geeked out over Harry Potter. I remember going over to her house twice a week when my mom worked and watching Gilmore Girls or sneaking up on her brother to catch him playing video games instead of doing homework. And then, once she started high school and got busier, she would still come over so my mom could help her with biology. And there is so much more.

Considering that I was approximately eight years old when I met her, and I am 16 now, I have known her half my life. We have shared so many beautiful memories, and she is truly someone I will never forget.

And now, she is going to college. She is the first of “my generation”, if you will, to do so. And damn, am I going to miss her. That she is leaving is finally beginning to sink in.

In two years, that will be me. And that is incredibly scary. It is not just that I am growing up; that happens every day. It is comprehending that change is not far away. And not small, barely meaningful change. Big, bold, life-altering change. Change you can believe in (I had to…). It is the kind of change that would make me quake in my boots if I owned any. This whole event just gives a dash of much-needed perspective.

So yes, I am going to miss Aditi dearly. But I am also going to appreciate what I have more than ever, and be ready to throw it off when the time comes. Because change is not always scary. Change can be simply wonderful. All the best, Aditi!

 

What Happened? 16 May 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Aly @ 12:36 am

What happened to my day? It had great potential. If anyone else had lived it, perhaps it would have been good. So many happy things happened today. I took the AP Human Geography exam (my last one for this year) and did fairly well. The multiple choice section was rather tricky, but I did an adequate job. I am more confident about the written responses. Since each is 50% of the total score, I’m hoping for a 5 (but this is the one exam for which I would not be too surprised if I got a 4).

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My Last AP Exam Is Tomorrow 15 May 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Aly @ 12:10 am

Tomorrow is the AP Human Geography exam, the last of my four APs this year. I am (perhaps unwarrantably) extremely nervous about this one. This is the only exam for which I feel unprepared. This is the closest to cramming I have come this AP season, which is kind of ridiculous because APHG has the reputation of being one of the easiest exams ever.

I am pretty worried that I will somehow make a four on this exam and make fives on the other (more challenging) ones; that would not only be ironic but also disappointing. My anxiety is not only due to the scant preparation afforded by the class itself, but also reasons specific to me.

My mom left for India today. Her plane left at 2:20 this afternoon. Eight hours later, I was already crying because I missed her. It has been a long time since I have been separated from her for more than a few days. I know I will be seeing her again in just two weeks, but it is not the same because she will not be here, she will not be home until July. Of course, there is a symmetry to it all: as I am missing my mother, she is in the company (or will be soon enough) of her own mother, whom she has not seen for two years. My two months widen their eyes, shudder, and run off into a dark corner, quailing before such a number as two years.

This does give me and my father some bonding time, and I think we have managed the first ten hours rather well. He helped me review some human geography stuff, but it still was not the same as it would have been if my mom were here. *sigh* I suppose it is time to stop whining and wallowing. I have to prepare for my exam tomorrow!!