Archive | April, 2008

I missed another day

30 Apr

Day #7:

HOLY SHIT IT’S DAY #7! WE ONLY HAVE A WEEK LEFT! AND TODAY’S THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES! WHY AM I WRITING IN ALL CAPS?

Okay, I’ll stop. But today it quite exciting–on way too many levels. My stomach has been bothering me all morning, and I think it’s the nerves, but still. It’s annoying as hell. I have a job interview at 4 today, so I have to ask Sensei if she can let me out early so I can make it home in time to get ready for my interview. I really hope I get the job, because then I will have money. And money is a good thing when you’re trying to pay for almost $4 a gallon gasoline. Damn the man!…Save the empire!

That was random.

Gotta go to lunch.

❤ Abby

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Aha! It’s monday

29 Apr

Day #…um…now it’s day #9

Mondays are not normally good days. But today was. All of a sudden, I’ve been having these randomly good days. I wasn’t so ready for my quiz in Japanese, but that’s okay. I’ve done well on all the other quizzes, and I will get my homework done. I WILL!

What else?

I’ve started to make a short documentary of all our times here at school. I’ve been randomly videotaping my friends at dinner, in our rooms, just goofing off. It’s 15 minutes long right now, but I don’t know how much longer it will get. I still need to include interviews and such and some stuff about Miki and Yoshiko. I have to remember everything about this year, even though it started out pretty damn shitty. It ended well. And that’s all that matters.

It was a good experience being here. That’s all I can say. I learned a lot about myself that I never would have learned if I had gone to a big school to start out with. But I’m glad that I’m going to UW Tacoma next year. I’ll get to learn all the things that I need to learn to be a big-time journalist. I so want to work for Rolling Stone. That is still my ultimate dream.

I’m watching the Paper right now actually, that show on MTV that follows the lives of high school journalists on the Circuit, Cypress Bay High School’s newspaper. But the weird thing is that I’ve never heard of that paper and they haven’t recently won any big awards for JEA or NSPA. It’s odd. But entertaining. And I know about all this stuff too, since I’ve been on a paper before. But Outlook was better. Much better.

I don’t think that there’s anything else really that exciting. On the fact that we have 2 CLASS DAYS LEFT! YAY!

Oh, and we might go see Baby Mama on saturday. Tina Fey=Comedic GENIUS!

❤ Abby

Oh no! I missed Saturday!

27 Apr

Day #9

No way! There’s only 9 days left? Wait…

I skipped a day. It’s 10 days left.

Day #9 Day #10

Oh well, that’s still pretty freaking cool.

But why now? I’ve just suddenly realized something, and it’s just happening now, at the end of the year, when I’m not coming back next year, and then that could be it. Damnit. Why do things take so long to happen?

I got back back to school yesterday after I went home on friday to go to our high school musical and try to do my laundry, but no. Our washing machine was broken. Seriously. Mom and Libby had to drive to Grandpa’s house to wash our clothes, and I got stuck in major traffic, while I was waiting for my gas light to go on, and then I went to go get gas and my debit card didn’t have enough money on it, so the Costco gas station denied my card. So yeah, I was mad.

But yesterday was much better. Saturday was a good day. Not quite as good as thursday, but good nonetheless.

❤ Abby

Day of Silence

25 Apr

Day #11:

So, this is a very good outlet for me, because I’ve decided not to speak today, in protest of those people who harass and commit hate crimes towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual people for the Day of Silence. It’s been difficult today, since I’ve been wanting to talk to someone, but I know that what I’m doing is good, because being at a Catholic University, this will be something that not many people will do. Right now, I only know of myself and Ada not speaking. And that’s it.

I’ve actually got some positive feedback from people. Like “Good for you, I could never not speak for a day, I talk too much.” I know that it’s negative in a way, but hopeful. Then I got some people who said, “I heard about that on the radio, and I laughed.” It made me angry and sad at the same time. But I’m not giving up.

This is the best cause that I can think of lately, and I’ve been participating for 3 years actively. I love it when people stand up for something that they believe in. It makes me feel like I’m not the only one who cares, no matter what the cause is–whether it’s global climate change, the war in Iraq, first amendment rights, women’s rights or gay rights. It doesn’t always bother me when people who I completely disagree with are protesting, because that means that they care. They may be ignorant in some of their beliefs, but at least they’re taking the initiative to stand up for something. What drives me crazy are the people who are apathetic about things and then complain about what’s going on–those people who have the right to vote, but don’t take the responsibility to vote.

I’m so waiting for when I get to vote in the general election. McCain is going down. He has to.

❤ Abby

Thursday of AWESOMENESS

25 Apr

Day #12:

Yes, today is awesome. And I will tell you why.

GREY’S ANATOMY IS BACK! And the Office is on too, but it’s been on for two weeks so far, so it isn’t that exciting. But I’ve been waiting for some new Grey’s drama to replace my own for 4 months. FOUR MONTHS! That’s almost long as the summer hiatus. Seriously, Grey’s should just go all the way through summertime. Then they could make up for the lost time. I’ve been wanting some Grey’s for a long time. And now I finally get it!

Another thing that is awesome about today–I got all my homework done for tomorrow. At least all the stuff that was SURELY due tomorrow. I still have a shitload of Japanese homework to do, but that isn’t specifically due tomorrow. I still have the weekend to do that. I learned a new word yesterday, from Justin actually. He overheard Ryan from downstairs conversing with his conversation partner, Yuka, and they were teaching each other the swear words from their native language. And “shit” in Japanese is apparently “kuso.” Interesting, right?

But I’m so glad that I finished my paper and my lab for tomorrow. My paper is about Rocky Horror and how it personifies the 70s. Yes, loose morals and the 70s.

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I totally just had a lapse in time. I started writing this 3 hours ago, but I’ve had a nice 3 hours, so I forgot to finish this thing.

Oh well, good day today. Grey’s was just on and Lost is on now. Freaking amazing right?

Yeah, I thought so.

❤ Abby

Day #13

24 Apr

Yeah, so I’m pretty stoked.

I won’t say why out loud, but I can just tell you. I’ll be smiling all day tomorrow.

I was going to write my entry earlier when I was in the library, but blogger was down for an hour or so earlier. I spent two hours in the library earlier working on my journals for Language and Culture class. I have 2 or 3 more to do, but I feel pretty accomplished today, in more ways than one.

Oh, and you need to see this. This guy went to my high school, and he hasn’t updated his site in over 2 years, but his videos are classic within my group of friends. His whole site’s pretty cool, but I strongly insist that you watch “The Mexican Border Run,” the first one, not the trailer for the second one, although that one is funny as well.

So yeah, today was a good day.

And Grey’s Anatomy premieres tomorrow!!!

❤ Abby

She won…god damnit

23 Apr

Day #15:

Hillary won Pennsylvania.

That wasn’t supposed to happen.

So, yeah. I’m pissed.

I got two of my presentations done today, one in journalism and one in science. I’m just glad that they’re over with and two less things that I have to worry about.

But this made me feel better. I got an email from Outlook today. It was an update on the whole “Best in Show” thing. And the write off competitions. They really are quite awesome.


They were so excited, even TK couldn’t get a steady shot. But Ian’s face in this picture is pretty much amazing.

Oh yeah, and my friends are pretty retarded. They are trying to play matchmaker. Urgh.

❤ Abby