Saturday, October 21, 2006

THERE ARE BUGS IN MY FOOD!

But do I care?

Miss Aleshia of the RI said it was gross. Crushed beetles in your strawberry yogurt! But really, don't we eat animals anyway? Isn't that what we're supposed to do?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

What's been happening, I wonder?

So I scheduled another college visit... not to the same college, of course; this one's totally different. (Well, it's private and conservative, so maybe not totally. But very.)

I'm writing an article on Condi Rice. Thus, I am reading her biography. And ergo, I will be Googling her. Maybe.... maybe I'll just look for a Wikipedia article on her. And follow whatever links it lists.

I'm supposed to enter a couple essay contests by November 1st. One of which is the Voice of Democracy contest, sponsored by the VFW. At least it's simply a 3-5 minute speech on "Freedom's Challenge" (broadness of the topic is intentional to allow for freedom of interpretation). I think I'll narrow the topic to the necessity of an informed electorate. And I may have to narrow it down....

The other essay contest is Guideposts' "Sweet 16 Challenge" or whatever it's called. Up to 1,600 words on a true event that was memorable or changed my life. That one should be a breeze.

I've found that advanced biology isn't quite as hard as I expected it would be.

And I switched my wardrobe from summer to winter.

I think that's it..... oh, and I also found out that I resemble Superman in 95% of my answers to some internet quiz. Lovely...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

"It's SNOWING!"

That's a line from Hook (that movie with Robin Williams as Peter Pan). Very appropriate, however - since it's been snowing off and on for... three hours? four? (No accumulation, though. That can be good or bad, depending on whether you're a ten-year-old boy or a thirty-year-old one.)

It's our first snow! And it's not even November yet!!

Monday, October 09, 2006

College visit numero uno!

Hah! Believe it or not, I made my first college visit last Monday. Saw most of the campus - which is very pretty. There are trees all over the place, and a large pond sits smack-dab in the middle of it all. The buildings are pretty too, in a late 1800s / early 1900s style (to match the original one or two, which have obviously been renovated). Hmmm.... what else? First I stopped at the admissions office (of course), then the bookstore, where I got a free T-shirt. (I rather like it - it's longer than most of my others.) I got to talk to the journalism prof, which was great. Learned a lot about the journalism program there - it sounded rather good! After the chat, we toured the campus, and saw inside several of the buildings.

The science building is the newest - with a glass elevator too. From there we checked out the time capsule (with an interesting sound experiment there!). Looked through the freshman girls' dorm - its rooms are teeeeeny, and it's not even air-conditioned, the only building on campus that lacks it! Also saw the phys.ed/rec building, for a little at least; then looked at the arts center. We saw the round stage there. I'm not sure what it's really called, but it's a small space in the middle of a bunch of seating. A football field shrunk, I guess, only it's indoors. :-P

Last of all, my whole family ate in the dining hall. It has many windows, which I love, and it's pretty much buffet style, which is also nice. I had a ham sandwich. Yup. No ice cream, but I did have a couple cookies (they had peanut butter!!! YUM!!). Dad took full advantage of all the food there, of course. :-)

All in all, it was fun. Can't wait to see more campi (campuses?? is there such a word??) and get more free T-shirts!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

I'm not dead!

Honestly!

I've just been busy... last month, a computer crashed where my mom works, so some stuff has been different and Mom's been doing stuff here at home. Plus I went on vacation to visit my cousins (well, actually we all did, but this is my blog after all) and visited a college on the way back. 'Twas an interesting college visit; got to tour the campus and lots of the buildings, and talked to the journalism prof, and got a free tee. First college visit ever for me.

Today was good. Sang "A Mighty Fortress" in church. I love that song...

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing! Our helper he, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing - for still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe. His wrath and power are great, and - armed with cruel hate - on earth is not His equal!
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing - were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God's on choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is he! Lord Sabaoth His name, from age to age the same - and he must win the battle!
And though this world with devils filled should threaten to undo us, we will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us. The Prince of Darkness grim - we tremble not for him! His rage we can endure for lo, his doom is sure. One little word shall fell him!
That Word, above all earthly powers - no thanks to him - abideth. The Spirit and the gifts are ours, through Him who with us sideth. Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also; the body they may kill, God's truth abideth still. His kingdom is forever!