||[Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
Okay, I've decided! When my paid account runs out (the same day my 105 icons do... *cry*) I'm going to move this journal! It's been around way too long... >.>;;; It's got... some really embarassing stuff, actually. I think so, anyway. Then again, I'm always embarassed when I look back at things I wrote or did when I was younger....
Date created: 2004-06-02 21:20:06
WOAH! That really is old...
But yeah, I really hate this name. xD; I need to think of... something...
Before that, let's talk about the start of a new school year, shall we? >.>;;;;
Okay~, so I started as a high school junior on Monday. ._.; I feel pretty good right now: I don't have that guiltily arrogant feeling when I think about underclassmen, probably because it's really not as big a deal (I had just jumped up to upperclassman status last year, after all... I think it's pretty understandable!) The first day was kind of hectic~. Well, the classes were so short, that's why it felt that way. Also, we have a new lunch system this year in which... all 1500+ students have the same lunch at the same time. O_O
There was so much pushing in the cafeteria that we went in, found our friends, and held hands in a line out. xD Though that was also partly due to silliness on our part...
Something really important happened on this day, though. Homeroom was homeroom, forgettable yet existant. Then first period: Japanese III H with Vergara-sensei~. It's such a small class, which I like, because it feels a lot more "intimate" or something like that. >.>; I only saw two unfamiliar faces. The first one came up to me on my way through the door...
"Are you Renee?"
Wow, my eyes went wide. I was kind of scared, because at that point I was like, "Wow, should I actually know you? Oh god, did I forget about someone!?!" But in response to my awkward confirmation, he says, "Oh! I'm Alex!" So I stare at this really tall, blonde, fohawk'd guy with eyes that are like giant freaking..... pizzas at this point. (I've been comparing things to pizza lately?) Because at that point, it kind of hit me. Really hard.
Oh my god. I swear to god I was about to start crying right there. I think I said that, too... He was like, "You're going to make me start crying! >.>;;" I was so, so happy all during that class period. We caught up a bit at the start and end of class~.
Oh, uh, this is probably some pertinent info: Alex Salyer was once my best, best friend. I met him in earth science, seventh grade--my goth phase (to have a person around with such embarassing knowledge of me.... >.>; a little disconcerting, even though I admit to having once been a "goth"-sort of person readily if anyone cares anyway.). We started talking at the very start of the year. One of the first things we did in that class were puzzles, and I had ended up with a Card Captor Sakura one (...I still find that strange.). He recognized it (with the addition of "Sakura" to the title, to my delight~) and we talked about haha retarded anime (...we didn't think it was retarded >.>;;;; I'm adding this just now.) and we ended up becoming amazing friends. I went over to his house all of the time, and he brought a lot of interesting firsts into my life. We played FFIX (and I fell in love; the first time I played it at my own house, I was on the phone with him), we went ice-blocking (you get gigantic blocks of ice, sit on them, and slide down grassy hills and stuff. I lost a favorite ring of mine, but it was for the sake of fun! x_x;), and we bonded over something that now more reminds me of Catherine: SBEMAIL. Haha, Homestarrunner. I still remember running down the streets singing Trogdor when it was still relatively new... >.>;
But... yeah. Seventh grade ended, we didn't see each other over the summer, and eighth grade came around. I only saw him in the mornings before school started, and we drifted apart a bit...
i was obsessed with sarah by this point Eighth grade was an all-around depressing time for me (what timing! depressed when I move on from the goth phase...). >.>;
But yeah, so high school came along, I became so amazingly happy, and NOW THIS HAPPENS. |D
Yeah, so~. On to more about school... Vergara-sensei's class seems very satisfying to me. |D She speaks almost entirely in Japanese, being a 日本人
originally, so I feel really good both about being able to understand her direction and the fact that Fucking Damien sits in the back of the class quietly moaning about how he has no idea what's going on. Serves you right, wife-beater♥.
Who only majors in this major for the sake of going to this school. Which I don't understand, because if you're going to not be here for any real reason and whine about sports and shit, do it at a school that has them!
So~, Vergara-sensei's class ended, and my block is seperated on my schedule this year for some reason, so I leave the class~, and walk with Alex/help him find his way around and stuff.
He went to Centennial HS for the last two years (our zoned school), but apparently it was hell for him. He took Japanese there, so he is able to enter school here at level three, but it seems kind of hard on him because he didn't have our exact curriculum... >: (Although, he went to Japan and stayed with a host family over the summer!) He is an art major (I still have stuff he drew for me way back when lying around my room! Haha~) apparently, but I haven't gotten to see any of his art yet... Japanese is the only class I have with him, but thanks to the lengthened and gigantic lunch, I still get to see him every day for at least an hour and a half~!
Biggest surprise: turns out he's gay. O_O I was so surprised when he mentioned this (not randomly like "BTW GUYS I LIEK PENIS LOL" but we were talking about how O'Day moved to Atech and he was like "D| Gaaaaaytech" and then added a disclaimer about how he doesn't mean to offend anyone becaaauuuuse) because... he was the biggest homophobe I knew. xDD I pointed this out to him, and he said something vague about "because of my stupid dad" and "I really hated myself" which, taking into account... makes a lot of sense to me. I don't know why, but it's kind of... like an Arina Tanemura series. (Something entirely unlikely happens and at first you're like, "WHAT THAT'S BULLSHIT" but then you think back to some things that happened before and you think, "Oh, that actually does fit...")
Yeah so~. I'm... really, really happy about getting to hang out with him again. ._.; We got paired up for an interview assignment today and we got to re-bond over memories and what I remembered about him and bond over our new personalities (four years seems like a short time, but people can really grow a lot in just that time!)
OKAY BACK TO FIRST DAY.
On this entirely elated note, I went to my second period~. Chemistry II H. Being in there made me feel like a gigantic dork, but dorkiness seems to be my favorite thing now, so I was happy. |D And, in this class, horror upon all horrors, is Gavin. >.>; I thought I escaped this guy when I saw that I didn't have Japanese with him... but no such luck. And then Damien comes in, and I swear I want to kill myself over having this class for a whole year right then and there. My saving graces came within the forms of Xueting (I haven't had any classes with her before, and I just last year got to know her a little, so I hope I'll be able to know her more this year~) and Chandler (who I have a sort of awkard we-don't-talk-when-I'm-not-shy-for-some-reason relationship with. I'm loud in classes like Japanese where I know a lot of people or I feel close to the teacher, and we don't talk except in classes where I hardly say a word otherwise. So I'm always in an awkward state when talking to him... thus I get unnecessarily intimidated by an all-around friendly guy >.>;). But, uh, that's it. There are a few other familiar faces, but not really any other people I know, yanno?
So, much more mellow at this point, I headed off to third period~... which didn't have a room number on it. It was Student Aide... Turns out, Ms. Gonzalez the Spanish teacher is no longer even at this school. Ms. Gonzalez the school counselor was waiting in the library for this year's student aides that didn't fill out their teacher request forms to choose from a list of teachers that requested aides... Uh, I didn't find her for a while. >.>; Started at the dean, who told me to go to the counselor's, who told me to go to the library. Goes to show how much the deans know wtf is going on.
Anyway, I asked for Ms. Kelly. But... third period ended up being one of her prep periods. She can't have a student aide with no class going on... So I asked for Ms. White, my English teacher last year. She seemed like the kind of person that would be more intimidating while you're in her class, more friendly while you're out of it (like, she told me she liked my outfit once when we passed in the hall last year o-o;). Turns out she already had two aides! So I settled for Ms. Michelin, the health teacher. This actually seemed pretty promising, because I would be guaranteed a class of freshmen, who, in Ms. Johnston's words, are really just tall sixth graders, but I don't mind them so much anymore. |D They seemed like a pretty good class, which is good. Then again, they're new to everything, so maybe they're just quiet and... biding their time... >.>;;; Shiiiit, I'm done for...
I wish one of the Japanese teachers wanted an aide, though. ioi
lol i love my major so much
But Ms. Michelin really is a nice lady, so I'm glad I have her. She was so thankful to have me as an aide, too, which made me feel kind of good
but bad for her being my third or technically sixth choice at the same time~...
So, that's over, off to fourth period! Algebra III H. I have a good and bad feeling about this class already. The bad feeling comes from a bad history with bad math classes and even worse classmates. And not exactly up-to-par teachers. But I've only heard good things about Ms. Parlak
whose accent is absolutely entrancing... *o* aaaaaaand she seems pretty strict, which actually makes me really happy because there was a group of loud boys in the corner of the room that... unnerve me. Because I don't want them to turn math class into what it was these last two years for me: a zoo. A terrible, terrible zoo full of wild animals when I'm the lone, silent domesticated house cat who is dragged along and punished for what the rest of the class does. And simultaneously annoyed. That's not even that much of a stretch of a metaphor, actually: there really were people constantly running around the room. Running. Both years, AP testers had to come up to tell us to stop stomping and screaming so they could fucking test.
I'm scared. ._.
and gavin's in this class ugh
But yes, on to fifth period. ...Oh, I'm not supposed to go to fifth period. >.>; Sorry, Ms. Johnston...
I headed off to lunch a little late, which made me feel guilty because I told Alex to meet me. We were able to meet up, though, and then we found Melissana, Catherine, Anh, Quinne, and Fate. We went down to the field to eat our lunch--I ate both Alex's and my pineapples. |D Mm. Pineapple.
I'm kind of anxious to transition Alex into my little group of friends. ._.; Because I really think that they'll be able to get along; Alex really was such a sweetie (he still is, actually~) but so, so silly at the same time. He's the reason I say "good luck" to anyone who announces their bathroom visits. |D
BUT YEAH lunch was great, but we were in the grass and my butt ended up wet. >.>; (Alex was like "Everyone's going to look at me like 'hey, the new kid shit his pants!'")
BACK TO FIFTH PERIOD. I was late. Field to Frasier in six minutes does not look good. Worse, Johnston is CRAZY in her hatred of tardies. ioi I hope I get used to it quickly, because she says starting next class (Thursday) she's really cracking down and stuff. >: Maybe I should just.... walk. really. fast?
Uhhh, yeah, back to the actual class, I already like her teaching style. Plus she's slightly sarcastic and jaded in a good way. |D We already have a writing assignment~. But I'm pretty confident about it, unlike Medcalf's assignments which were HELL on me
and made me literally break into frantic tears because I was so nervous about them... and I still did shitty on those...
Back to NOW.
Sixth period! Back to Vergara-sensei! Bigger class, Gavin and Demien are both in it... Ugh. And Alex isn't even in it because he's not a major. ioi Of course, it can't be all that bad, it's a Japanese class... Japanese lit this year. wtf. So much lit.
Seventh period~. My end of day classes are PROMISING THIS YEAR. No more going to the bus on a miserable note. US HISTORYYYYYY. YEAAAAAHHHHHHHH. I'm already having such a good time in this class--I'm comfortable around Ms. Kelly, plus both David and Anh sit near me~. Dawnie's in the class, too. |D So I ended up pretty loud in this class...
Eighth period, and I kind of want to be loud because there are seriously like five people who aren't Japanese majors. It's like another Japanese class. O_O; SAMURAI-SENPAI IS HERE. I swear to god, this class has everyone + mom. In Kristina's words. xD
everyone with a mom up. |D In my words.
YEAH THERE'S FIRST AND SECOND DAY FOR YOU.
Pretty crazy, if you ask me... I'm being INCREDIBLY neurotic this year about getting everything from Edline, and if something's not there I FREAK OUT. Oh god.
But yeah... I... guess I ran out of things to say. I got awfully distracted. xD;; And I had this crazy inspiration thing going today...