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|Tuesday, October 19th, 2004|
Ughhhhh I'm so bored. I didn't bring anything to do from home and I didn't have that much to grade for Mrs. Mazur so now I have NOTHING. Ugh.
Um...Today. Had my senior meeting with Mr. Bragg. Nothing exciting, didn't really tell me anything that I haven't heard before. Just told me to schedule an interview with someone in Oberlin so they know who I am before I apply there. Since I'm probably applying early decision. Ugh, this stuff is so stressful.
STILL don't know about the whole Drumline situation yet. Barbaro needs to stop giving me crap, and he needs to tell me if I'm allowed in or not. I need to know. If he doesn't want me to do it, then he should just tell me so I know now. This is stupid.
I wanted to go to more fansites to get pictures on here, but it's not working. How freaking worthless. I'm so damn bored. Current Mood: bored
|Monday, October 18th, 2004|
So I hear Mr. Barbaro reads Livejournals. I don't know whose Livejournals he reads, but hopefully he reads mine! Because this journal entry is dedicated to my wonderful band director, Christopher A. Barbaro.
Wow! You're so cool Mr. Barbaro! You're so cool, you're going to go bid on a marimba on eBay! I can't be picky about this, because I'm thrilled about getting a marimba, but...You could get a wonderful quality marimba NEW from Woodwinds/Brasswinds for about $2500! And you say that you don't want to go over $12,000? Wow.
And THEN, you're really cool when you get up in front of the room and say "We need piano players for the Drumline to play bells, xylophone, and we're probably getting a marimba..." And you KNOW Abbey's going to be playing bells, and you KNOW that I want to do Drumline and I'd play marimba! What are you THINKING!?!?!?!?
Wow! I didn't know you could get any cooler Mr. Barbaro!!!
Hah. What a winner. Current Mood: pissed off
This is great. I got this in an e-mail.
GAY MARRIAGE SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED...
1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.
2. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can't legally get married because the world needs more children.
3. Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
4. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if Gay marriage is allowed, since Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.
5. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are property, blacks can't marry whites, and divorce is illegal.
6. Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.
7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country That's why we have only one religion in America.
8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
9. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
10. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why single parents are forbidden to raise children.
11. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven't adapted to things like cars or longer lifespans.
12. Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a "separate but equal" institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages for gays and lesbians will.
Whoever wrote that deserves a prize.
|Sunday, October 17th, 2004|
|Where is your boy tonight...
Nothing really to say...
Just check out the userinfo! I had fun today.
If anyone out there is good at making layouts and would like to make one for me, I have kind of an idea of what I want...I'd be greatly appreciative of your service.
Yeahhh, that's it.
Today=Worthless. I'm glad tomorrow's Monday. Current Mood: bored
|Saturday, October 16th, 2004|
|Say you'll stay here with me
Sooooo I said I'd update about the game last night, so that's what I'm going to do.
Okay so Abbey and I get to the school last night, and it was already raining pretty hard. We go inside, and everyone's like "We're wearing uniforms!" So we're like SWEET! Everyone thought that we were going to be wearing just raincoats and jeans. I love how Barbaro was really cool. We marched out and it was freezing...Luckily I had like, 4 shirts on and my warm Pit pants underneath my uniform, so my body was not that cold. We didn't do pregame or anything, we just kinda marched around the track and played Star Spangled Banner with Westlake on the track. 1st quarter sucked because my hands were so freezing and they hurt so bad. We (the Pit) had to go inside 2nd quarter and get all of our equipment...Then we played halftime on the track, and luckily we didn't play Call Me Al, because my piccolo was not coming out in those sheets of rain. We played Brick House instead, and that was fun because of the sprinkler.
3rd quarter we were allowed to leave after we got a snack...So I asked Barbaro about Drumline again and he's like "I don't want to talk about it now." Ugh. F You. I still have no idea what to do. So after I kind of dried the xylo, me, Abbey, and Lyn went to Brett's house. Erin came over a bit later, and we watched Aladdin. I LOVE that movie. I sang "A Whole New World" because that song owns. Andddd that's about all we did.
Today...Haven't really done anything. I finally packed all of my summer clothes away, and moved a little from my old room to my new room. Other than that, I've been watching "Arrested Development" and trying to watch POTC. Nothing great. I'm not really allowed to do anything today, so yeah...That's about it.
Yeah. Pretty boring entry. I'll try to do something exciting later. Current Mood: bored
|Friday, October 15th, 2004|
Nothing to really write about for today's events, because nothing happened. I'll update about the game tonight whenever I get home...
I'm seriously stuck in a major dilemma. I don't know if I should do Drumline or not. I really want to, but I really don't at the same time. I really want to hang out with Abbey and Adam like last year, and Moreno's doing it, and Flanders and Sajka...And that'll be awesome. But I don't want to spend the time doing it. And Erin and Brett will be majorly pissed off at me, and I already know that. I mean, if I do it, they can get over it, and they're both working anyways so it's not like we see each other much during the school year now. I'd still be able to do things with them on weekends with no competitions. And Drumline practice is only Tuesday and Friday until 6...So I'd still have time to do things during the week too. But if I do it I'd have to deal with my mom. And she'll be the queen bitch about it. I just need to make a decision. This is rough. I don't know what to do!
This should NOT be this difficult.
Just thinking about last year makes me laugh though...And I kind of want that again. And I know it'd be better, just because my attitude would be totally different.
Ughhhhhhhhhhh. Current Mood: frustrated
|Thursday, October 14th, 2004|
|You were the worst thing that ever happened to me
I'm in Oberlin and I'm boredddddd out of my mind. I have a percussion lesson that's pretty worthless because I can't practice at all throughout the week.
My flute teacher e-mailed my mom to tell her that I was doing amazingly well on the Concertina that I'm working on right now. Nice. I guess I am pretty good...
Today was pretty boring. No-college day, so I slept in and did nothing around the house...Well I got some laundry together. I didn't actually do it...But still. I got to the school early so I could talk to people coming out of Concert Band. That gives me something to look forward to. In school band was kind of pointless, because we basically watched old videos from past years shows. We watched the slide show from Freshman year so Barbaro could show the band kids what to dress up like for Senior Show...Watching that slide show made me realize how much fun Freshman year actually was. I marched and we played fun music and it was so much more enjoyable than it is now. That was before Barbaro went into crazy competition mode. After school band was okay, we did Senior Show drill today, and that's not very exciting. We just march in a straight line almost the whole time. It's only good because I'm next to Brett, and I like being around him since we don't get to see each other all the time anymore.
So when I get home tonight I need to crack down and get my outline done for English. If I do it really well, I'll get a lot of extra credit points and that'll be really good for me. This paper is going to be rough, I can feel it. I wish I didn't have to take that class. It's mostly worthless for me, since I already know the stuff she's teaching us.
Okay, I guess that's all I have to say. Except...It made me really happy to see you today. And you'll know who you are when you read this. Current Mood: bored
|Wednesday, October 13th, 2004|
|Can't get you out of my head
Hm, let's see...Time for a real update, I suppose.
Yesterday was pretty boring from what I can remember. I visited Erin in the morning at Starbucks and she got me something for a dollar and that was nice...I was f-ing wired after I drank it too. Lots of espresso and sugar. Oooooh during band we got the first set for the senior show and it's so nice because I get to march it! I was very excited, even more so when I found out that I'm next to Brett. Haha, I miss being around him in MB all the time, like I used to be.
Today was a little more exciting. I had college and that dragged by. I thought my classes were never going to end. I hate English, it's so boring, and Psychology was just a boring lecture. Normally it's not too bad, but today was just boring. Got back to the school and I had to push the xylo down to the field so we could practice with the 8th graders. Too bad the 8th graders were mouthing off to us and giving us a bad attitude. Way to be. Cool kids. But it was kind of fun. Sajka always makes me laugh a lot. Especially at some weird guy riding a bike by us. Thennnnn aiding for Mazur was blah, I had to tear the Romanae Casae apart and that was pretty boring. But then I found out that Marching Band practice was cancelled! Yay for no band! I can't wait until concert season. Not just because Marching Band will be over too....
Got home and took a nap because I didn't get much sleep last night. Then I had a flute lesson out in Wellington, and now I'm here. I'm thinking about watching the Debate, but I don't know because everything is getting so damn repetitive.
Barbaro told Abbey that he'd let me do Drumline if I didn't pull the stuff I did last year. I don't knowwwwwwwww what I'm going to do. If I did Drumline, I'd have an insane number of points too...So there's another plus. Ughhhhhhhhhhhh I don't know. And since Adam isn't doing it...I don't know. If I don't do it, Abbey and I will probably do Pep Band and that'd be hilarious. Ugh. This shouldn't be this difficult.
|Tuesday, October 12th, 2004|
This entry is just for Mr. Adam Martin...
What? Bozo the clown? How was the big 1-5 anyways? Can you tell Leesy to get daddy? Hahaha it really is a shame that Drumline isn't fun...But it is. That makes sense.
Thanks for letting me borrow your Finch CD. Can't wait for Warped '05. You waste your own money on tickets, and I'll waste my gas on you.
If it weren't for Drumline, we wouldn't know each other...Crazy isn't it?...And I wouldn't know how to steal candy out of school vending machines...
|Sunday, October 10th, 2004|
|Breathing is a foreign task
Wow. I swore to myself that since this year is my Senior year, I was going to keep it less dramatic. That has proved to be way wrong. Oh well, I'm not as emotional about things this year and I'm not letting it get to me...And half the time, the drama is not even mine...I just happen to get involved.
So...Friday. Day off of Steele, not a day off of LCCC, so I had to wake up at 8:10. Not enjoyable. I met up with Erin and Brett and we did some stuff...I really can't remember/don't feel like typing them at the moment, but it was nice all of us hanging out together. Then the game...It kinda sucked. I just didn't have a lot of fun...Maybe because I was stressed about SATs and stuff...Everyone was really pissing me off too.
Saturday. Longest day everrrrrrrr. Woke up at 6 to get ready for the SAT, ate a small breakfast, and then left my house around 7:20 to go to Bay Village. Worthless...I hate standardized tests. Ugh, and we were in rooms by alphabetical order, so I didn't get to be with Beach or Caitlin. So after the 3 most tedious hours of my life, I flew out of Bay Village and flew to LCCC. It was a madhouse down there. I had to park 975954375034 years away from the college, and I ran all the way from my car to the college, because I was afraid I was going to miss Kerry. I didn't, and I got to see John Glenn, Marcy Kaptur, and Sherrod Brown.
But oh my god...I GOT TO SEE JOHN KERRY!!!!!!!!! Erin and I were kind of far away, but I could still see him...But even then...It's what he was saying that mattered. I freaking love John Kerry. I loved everything he had to say...It was great. So many people there cheering and clapping and...oh man. One of the best days of my life. Even though I am jealous of Katie because she got to shake JK's hand...Lucky...haha. I love JFK.
After the rally it took us 34973459 years to get home because of all of the traffic, so me and Erin took some back way home that lead out by the Wonder Bread Outlet store. I picked up Taco Bell and ate that for really late lunch/dinner, and eventually went to the band show. Pretty entertaining...Marching in was kind of worthless though. I love playing Beethoven and Brick House because we have so much fun during those songs. I have to say though, my picc solo rocked last night. I owned...Not being concieted or anything......
After the show, Erin, me, Melissa, Brett and Abbey went to Abbey's for a little while and sat around a fire in her yard. Then we all went to Brett's. Erin and Abbey DDRed and we all kind of watched. I didn't feel like DDRing because I was so tired. So Melissa wanted to watch Sword in the Stone so Brett put that in and that's when I fell asleep. Yeah, I was wiped. And Brett's couch is awesome.
Today...Sucked. I started cleaning/moving into my new room around 8:00ish, and basically did that all day. Except when I went to Kohl's and got some new jeans and a really nice striped polo-ish shirt. I quit cleaning/moving around 8:45 and went to Walgreen's to get some Sticky Tak and visit my Brett <3 <3.
So that's all. Sorry about the long entry. Longgggggggg weekend. Current Mood: drained
|Thursday, October 7th, 2004|
|Like a bad star...
John Kerry in 2 days! Although, I shouldn't get myself too excited just in case getting from the SAT to LCCC doesn't work out...But it should. And I'm gonna meet up with my crazy liberal Katie hopefully. So that will be awesome. Saturday I'm going to be so wired. I don't know how I'm going to be able to concentrate on the test.
Um...No real exciting recent news to talk about...Well, my mom's union is probably going on strike on Tuesday...And that's going to suck big time because she won't be getting paid or anything...And if they're on strike long enough then someone else can come in and take her job and she won't get it back...Simple as that. I'm really kind of upset because there's no way I'd be able to go to Oberlin or Wesleyan or Wooster if she loses her job. No freaking way.
Band kind of sucked today, because all Barbaro did was clean drill and I HATE it when they do that because we never know where the band is and it's just boring. Oh well, no practice on Monday, even after Barbaro said we'd never have a day off again. I'm so happy...Only four more football games left until Marching Band is OVER. Well, unless we go to playoffs, which we probably will...But it's so nice...Because this is IT, besides Memorial Day. Since I'm not going to Florida.
I really don't know if what I'm writing makes sense, but I don't really care.
So I have something else to say, but I'll put it behind a cut.( Pros and Cons of DrumlineCollapse ) Current Mood: contemplative
|Tuesday, October 5th, 2004|
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!
Kerry's probably coming to Lorain County!!!!!
The only problem is, he's probably coming on Saturday, and that's when I have SATs and the Band Show...But maybe it'll happen in between those things...I really hope so. If I can, I'm so going.
I can't wait until 9:00 tonight.
I LOVE JOHN EDWARDS!!!
|Sunday, October 3rd, 2004|
|Let me know how it would be
Ugh. Boring day. And I'm so cold in my house.
So yesterday was totally awesome.
I went on a college visit to Ohio Wesleyan University. The campus is beautiful. So me and my dad did all of the morning activities and stuff, and for lunch they had tables set up by departments. So I figured that no one would be at the Classics table, because there are only like, 2 or 3 Classics professors and stuff...But I still sat at the table, and this Senior from OWU sits down and he's like "I didn't think that I'd have anyone to talk to!" And he was so excited that I'm interested in Latin and he was telling me all about the department and how he went to Wales last year to translate Midieval Latin (!!!!) and he was just awesome. So Marc goes "After the student life panel, do you want me to take you on a tour of the campus?" And I'm like "Yes!"
So Marc and his fianceé took me on a huge tour of the campus. They showed me everything. I got to go in the Library and he showed me where all of the Latin/Greek books are, we went to the bookstore when it was closed and he showed me what kind of textbooks the Classics majors use, I saw the classrooms where Classics is taught, I saw his Frat house...It was just awesome. I never would have gotten that kind of tour with the Fall Visit group. It was so awesome, Marc was so excited about me. So I was at OWU like, 5 hours longer than I was supposed to be.
It'd be so awesome to go there. Everyone is just so nice and the professors are really into what they're teaching and everyone's involved. You don't have to go Greek just to fit in either, the kids were saying half the time you don't even know if someone's Greek unless you ask. And it's a pretty politically moderate college, and everyone respects each other. I went into one dorm and one of the girls had a big John Kerry poster on her desk and the other girl had a Bush sticker on hers. And there's a lot of groups and clubs that'd be so awesome to be in.
I was already planning on applying to OWU, but now I really want to. I can't wait to go to college. I can't wait to meet new people.
Um, didn't do anything last night, and I'm not doing anything today. Maybe I'll do something later tonight, but I don't know. I still have to finish my paper. It sucks big time. Current Mood: cold
|Saturday, October 2nd, 2004|
|Friday, October 1st, 2004|
|Thursday, September 30th, 2004|
|We will meet again...
Okay, I guess a real update. No surveys this time.
So I got home from Brett's on Tuesday night, and my dad goes "We're going to Niagra Falls with the Barnicles, and we're going to let you guys skip out of class that day." AH! How awesome is that!? We're probably going to leave November 12th early in the morning. It's a day Amherst doesn't have school, and I really wouldn't be missing much if I skipped English and Psych that day, so it all works out. I'm telling Barbaro today that if we have a playoff game I can't go, and that's too bad. I don't care what he says at this point. Niagra's going to be awesome with Erin around. And we had just been talking about it too, right before my dad told me we were going. I guess the hotel we're going to be staying at has an awesome game room (Maybe some DDR!) and nice fallsview rooms and everything. AWESOME.
Yesterday wasn't too exciting. College was like it normally is (blah), and I got back to the school really late. Ohhhhhh, I found out that I was marching for Senior Show, and that's very exciting. Barbaro first told me that I probably wouldn't be marching. It's just going to be hard for me to march and play with ONE MALLET BELLS. Ugh. Kara and I are trying to make harnesses for the bells so we can play with 2 mallets. And Mr. Meyers is helping us immensely. I love Mr. Meyers. Um...Aiding for Mazur was the same as it usually is, except she told me I can have candy out of her drawer "whenever I need it." I love Mrs. Mazur too.
After school band sucked yesterday. We didn't do ANYTHING for almost the whole damn practice. It's so worthless for the Pit to even go to practice sometimes. We played like, the last 10 minutes of practice. Ugh. Yeah, and when Kara and I decided to practice when the band played, Barbaro complained. He's such a jackass. And we were being kind of loud yesterday when we weren't doing a god damn thing and Barbaro goes "Louisa! Didn't you hear me say be quiet before!?!" And I'm like..."No..." And he goes "I thought so", with this little shitty grin on his face. I don't know why he's being so mean to me lately. He's almost been ruthless. I haven't done ANYTHING to deserve it either. Normally I do, but this time I haven't. Ugh. I hate him so much.
Today is the homecoming parade. Good thing it's worthless, and I'm probably going to miss some of the first debate because of it. Ugh.
And that's all. I had this dream last night but this entry is getting long so I'll put it under a cut.( DreamCollapse ) Current Mood: hungry
|Tuesday, September 28th, 2004|
Mr. Barbaro is f-ing SWEET!
Yesterday he told Lyn that my immaturity was rubbing off on her. I'm not THAT
bad. Come on now. But my mom was freaking pissed off that he said that. He should NOT be using me as a bad example.
Okay that's all. Current Mood: calm
|Monday, September 27th, 2004|
I like stealing from Katie's journal...Especially when I'm done grading for Magistra and I'm bored.
*Edit* I had to finish this at home because I ran out of time at school.( Surveys are funCollapse ) Current Mood: bored
|Saturday, September 25th, 2004|
|I <3 Band
So I really haven't updated lately. Oh well.
Todayyyyyyyyyy was the Norton band competition. Wow. What an insane day.
So we get there around 1ish, and me, Lyn, Abbey and Kara go get something to eat for lunch, and then we went and watched some other bands. Too bad we were watching really sucky bands. So we made fun of them, and Lyn made sure that she got on the one judge's tape and that was kind of funny.
Then we had to go back and get uniformed up and unload and all that fun stuff. Abbey decided to start the tradition of asking Mr. Barbaro if we could not wear our hat since we're the Pit, and it makes it a lot easier to see and stuff without a hat. So finally Abbey asked Barbaro if we couldn't wear hats, and we expected a "No" like always, because we ask at every competition...But this time he said yes! I love not having to wear the hat. Wonderful. So after Abbey asked about wearing hats, Barbaro noticed Abbey's softball socks and she got bitched at, and I got yelled at too but I brought extra socks so it was all good.
So after our sock incident Mr. Barbaro goes "Do you guys think that for Brunswick and State you can dress up as hippies?" And at first all of us were like...Uh...And then Kara and I looked at him and go "What?" And he says "I want you to dress up like hippies" and then we looked at him and say "Are you being serious?" And Barbaro's like "I'm being dead serious." (Barbaro face here) Hah so that's totally awesome. I want to dress up as a hippy for the shows. Especially for no uniform. But I fit the hippy role quite well so, it's even better. So that's totally awesome. We were amazed at Barbaro's kindness.
Then there was the show and the awards and we got Grand Champion so that was pretty cool.
So dinner happened and stuff and we took 3945739573497 straws and were popping them and stuff. Then we left with all of the straws and that plays into what happened later. On the way home Colin Christman was being awesome and trying to vote on the windows going up. Too bad he sucks and we weren't putting our windows up. And then we weren't allowed to have any sudden outbursts, and Sunny Smith got into a fight with Lyn. hahah Wonderful.
So we're in Amherst and me and Kara were talking about LOTR and stuff, and all of a sudden the busdriver goes "Who threw a bunch of straws out the window!?" And Kara and I just looked at each other because we figured we knew who it was...And this big ordeal happened and Lyn admitted it was her and people were still complaining about how people need to 'fess up to what they do...After Lyn admitted it. So we get back to the school and Barbaro marches on the bus and goes back to the row that Kara, me (aisle) Abbey, and Lyn were sitting. And he stares straight at ME (the total innocent) and he's just standing there and Lyn goes "I did it." Then Barbaro went off on this whole spiel about winning Grand Champion and having no class and then he wanted to give Lyn a Saturday School. For throwing straws out the window. ahahaha, Like Lyn cares.
Yeah and Mr. Barbaro told Lyn something along the lines of "You're starting to lower yourself to 'Louisa's Crew and Antics'"
We're getting shirts that say "Louisa's Crew" on them. Ahahahaha, Fuck you Mr. Barbaro.
Now I'm off to watch the end of LOTR, because it makes me and Kara sad. Current Mood: lazy
|Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004|