Trigonometric identities will be the death of me.

Usually I’m fairly decent at math. And I am finally doing way better in PreCalc but we started trig identities and it’s honestly the worst thing ever. 

It’s not that I don’t get it, I do, it’s just that once I understand it, it gets drastically more difficult. 

I’m sure I’ll eventually understand it fully, but until then wish me luck. 

Anyways, I was supposed to meet with my counselor to talk about college but he never called me down. I have a lot of questions about college and scholarships and such, but I’m gonna have to email him again. 

What can I expect though, last time I waited like 3 days after continuousy pestering him about seeing him. 

Currently, I’m obsessed with a few old favorites in terms of music. I’ve been listening to Nine in the Afternoon and Chop Suey a lot. 

Also, there’s this new game called Death Stranding coming out. Not only is there virtually no information about this game, but it’s from video game designer Hideo Kojima, who, let me tell you, is an amazing game designer. 

Death Stranding is his first solo project, but there’s pretty much, like I said no information. There is two trailers which make little to no sense, but boy does it look interesting. I am dying to play when it comes out. The only thing I’m kinda sure of is that it’ll be on PS4 but then again that’s because Kojima has a partnership with Sony and all of the Metal Gear games are on PS. 

Anywho, I’m super excited for that game, whenever it does come out. Probably more excited than I was for Uncharted 4, and Uncharted is legitimately my favorite game series aside from maybe god of war, though I haven’t played that in a hot minute. 

Welp that’s all I have to blabber about, happy Wednesday 🙂 

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Farewell Mr. Frangipane

I am currently taking marine bio. My actual teacher is on maternity leave, so we had Mr. Fang for about 2 months. He was honestly the best teacher.

The problem is that he lives super far, and it was only a temporary position, so getting a possibly permanent job nearer where he and his wife lives is only a smart career move.

So, here’s to you Mr. Frang. We had an awesome few months, and I was obviously your favorite. I wish you well at your new job. I’m sure your students will love you as much as we do.

Though I am not graduating this year, I hope you will come next year to my graduation (don’t worry, I’ll remind you).

Honestly though, thank you for being such an amazing teacher and looking out for all of us. Good luck at your new school.

Expect to hear from me in the future.

Happy Friday 🙂

Let’s talk…about college and life I guess

I should probably be doing my vocab, or at the very least my physics, but I don’t feel like it. I feel like talking. I’m in a babble mood.

I have spring break soon, so I’m super excited for that. I’m probably going to take off work that week and I want to visit colleges, but I’m not sure about that yet. A few weeks ago I had a bunch of colleges in mind, but now I’m obsessed with Boston University.

It’s not good to have a dream school because it puts too much pressure on you to fit into what that school wants, but it’s way too hard not to have a dream school. By all means, have a dream school, but don’t let that mold your high school career. Do what you want in high school, don’t feel like you need to join every club, get a perfect SAT score, and be the top of your class because of a school. It’s not worth stretching yourself out like that. There are plenty of universities that would be lucky to have you.

That being said, I’m taking a 3rd year of Spanish, and honors pre-calc, and AP stats next year because it looks better on college applications.

I get my SAT scores soon so that’s exciting. Once I get those I can really weigh my chances of getting into different schools, but for now, I’m just going with the flow.

But back to BU, I absolutely love the school. The campus is so beautiful. I’m honestly in freaking love. And they have an amazing English program.


I ended up going to sleep last night. I am currently in math, but I already finished my project and handed in, plus my teacher just left us unattended.

Since there’s only two of us of the three there usually is, we pretty much have a free hour to ourselves. I’m just reading about BU and campus tours.

I live about 4 hours from Boston, so I can drive, take a train, or even fly. Of course if I go there, when I move in I’ll drive, but once I move in, I can fly home for $100 round trip.  For a college student that may be a lot, but by the same token, it’s not like I’m flying to Cali.

The only thing I don’t like about BU is that freshmen are required to dorm. For some that may be no problem, but I don’t like sharing a space, I’m used to my own space, my own order of organization, and my own peace and quiet.

I had this awesome idea to have a small studio apartment and it be all my own, but now I can’t do that.

Also, BU dorms are super tiny for freshman.

I need to talk to my counselor soon, and see what I need to do in the next yearish to prepare for college. What scholarships I qualify for. Stuff like that.

Anyways, the period is almost over.

Happy Thursday 🙂

La La Land, IKEA, and Drake’s new album

Over the snow days I had this past week, I watched La La Land, and boy let me tell you. I love it. I have memorized so many songs. LIke honestly if you’re a lover of musicals, you should watch it. It’s very classic broadway meets old hollywood. I just freaking loved it. Plus it was a romance. Like it was honestly my ideal musical. You, whoever you are, even if you hate musicals, should most definitely watch it.

I still have to watch Moonlight, but I will probably do that this week, along with finishing season 2 of Love on Netflix, and seeing if there’s any new Mindy Project or Jane the Virgin episodes I need to watch.

 

Yesterday I went to IKEA with my mom because she just moved, and it was honestly so much fun. I never really get to spend one on one time with her, so testing beds and couches was a ton of fun. We criticized peoples prom dresses and talked about college a little bit. It was honestly a lot of fun.

And now, I’m working on VHS and listening to More Life, Drake’s new album. I don’t really gravitate towards rap, but I figured since I’m in the mood for rap and Drake just dropped a new album I might as well listen to it. A little break from my La La Land binge. It’s okay so far. I know I like Fake Love, but I’m only two songs in.

Besides La La Land, I’ve only been listening to 2-3 other songs this week. Surprisingly, it’s not even Panic! like usual. It’s Location  by Khalid, All the Time by Jeremih, and Falling Short by Låpsley. My VNYL curator is probably so confused, but I’ll explain VNYL in a later post, probably when I get my next box in like a week or two I think. 

ANyways, enjoy your week. Happy Sunday 🙂

That Time I Took the SAT and Didn’t Throw Up

I woke up at 6:15 this morning to ensure that I had enough time to shower, eat breakfast, and clear my mind. I had plenty of time to shower, but since I was so nervous, I had trouble clearing my mind and eating. From the time I woke up to the time I received my testing materials in my testing room I honestly thought I was going to throw up. My nerves were bouncing all over the place. I felt like I was going to do terrible. I just had to many things in my brain telling me that I couldn’t do it, but honestly it wasn’t that hard.

I had to be at my testing center by 7:45.  When you get there you’re probably going to sit in a general area with everyone else until they start checking IDs and testing tickets. This is where my first real problem arose. On Collegeboard, my testing ticket was fine. It matched my school ID and I was set. But, word to advice to anyone who’s taking the SAT: make sure that when you print your ticket that the picture is clear. You’ll likely be okay, but just in case. Some people actually got turned away from my testing center which is what scared me the most.

Once you get through the ID checking, you’ll likely receive a room number. Your room will again check your ID and test ticket. This is a common thing. If you leave or enter the room you must have your ID and test ticket checked.

My room had 20 people in it. Once we all were checked in the test giver person checked our calculators and offered pencils to those who needed. She also made sure all phones were off and in the front of the room. We had the option of putting our phones in the basket or in our bag in the front of the room. I just put mine in my basket.

Then it moves on to filling in your test information on the answer sheet. All the boring stuff that ensures you get the proper test results in a timely manner and that you’re taking the correct test, in my case SAT with Essay. That took about 15 minutes.

The first two section were english and the second two were math. Then the optional essay was the final sections. I got to the testing center at around 7:40 and left at 1:00, just to give you a rough idea on time, but I’ll go further into  the time per section in a second.

Like I said the first section was english. This was a 65 minute section with a lot of analyzing and honestly, some pretty boring excerpts/articles. I think I did fairly well on this section considering that’s usually what I have trouble with. I had about 20 minutes to spare so I took a small nap and had a dream about a squirrel, which my friend said is because one of the articles mentioned squirrels.

The second section was more grammar, paragraph structure, and definitions. That’s something I’m good at (because I read books), so again I found it fairly easy. This section was 35 minutes. I finished pretty much on time. I had only 5 minutes to spare.

Then was the first math section, no calculator. These Collegeboard crazies think that we can do 40 questions without a calculator in 25 minutes. I think not. Needless to say, I guessed on a lot of those questions.

After there was a 55 minute math section with calculator. It was more challenging, but having a calculator made it easier to check if my responses made sense.

And finally there’s the essay. You have 55 minutes to write an essay that answers the prompt. I like writing (obviously) so it wasn’t too hard.

I should get my scores back April 13, so I will let you guys know how I do. I am thinking I got higher than a 1200, but I’m not sure. I’m just confident. But then again, where does my confidence usually get me?

Happy Saturdays guys 🙂

 

Last Minute Cramming and a Fear of Failing

I have my SAT in less than 12 hours and I pretty much practiced until my head was pounding. Right now my projected score is 1130, but I didn’t do every topic, and I kinda started guessing after a while because I got tired.

I know that  I can certainly do better than 1130, but what if I can’t. What if I’m not as smart as everyone makes me out to be.

I don’t even know what I want to do with my life. I think I want to major in computer science. Or maybe English literature. I’ve always loved the idea of becoming an editor of a major publishing company. Or just at least working for one. I love books and writing in general, so I feel like working for a publishing company would be useful. I actually like that idea.

That’s my problem, though. I don’t know if I want to get a degree in computer science and work for NASA or get an English degree and work for a publishing company to work my way up to be an editor.

I’ll figure that out eventually. but for now I’ll just worry about my SAT. That’s all I need to worry about right now anyway.

Anyways, Happy Fridays guys 🙂

Getting serious

I got home from work about 2 hours ago and like usual I did my homework and then sat on my phone. My homework was fairly simple, just a few problems in the textbook and a quick VHS assignment, and work was fine. It went by pretty fast.

Anyways, I want to get serious. I said I was back and I fully intend to be. I just feel very motivated to write. It may be a short lived thing, or maybe I’m back for good. I’m not sure yet, I just know that I’m going to keep writing until I have no words left to say. I mean I’m essentially a diary blogger, so I’ll eventually run out of things to say, which is okay.

I’m still kind of scared about my SAT this saturday. I’m aiming for 1200-1450, but I’ll probably be closer to a 1200 since this is only my first time taking it. I know for a fact that I’ll do good on the essay, and most of the english. Maybe the calculator section. The no calculator is what I’m really bad at. I’ve been practicing, but it’s still kind of hard. I just like the reassurance I guess. And I suck at time management which is why I didn’t finish the no calculator on my PSAT. I’ll keep you updated on it though.

Anywho, I’m going to get ready for bed, goodnight guys.

Happy Thursday 🙂

And I’ve returned…

I’m sure those of you who occasionally check up to see if there’s anything new anticipated me returning to my natural habitat, and you are right. I miss it. I miss spewing all of my ideas and not caring if someone’s going to read it or not.

My life has been pretty hectic this past year or so. I’m  taking my first SAT on saturday which is fun, but scary at the same time. I have a really awesome job that supports my impulse buying. I have my prom in June, and an amazing dress and date. I’m seriously looking into colleges and scholarships and grants and financial aid. Which brings me to the reason I’m back.

Besides me missing writing and expressing my thoughts, I want to document my next year and a few months since I have college applications and acceptance letters and college tours coming up. I want it not only to be here for me to look back on, but also so that other people can look to it when they’re doing college applications. I was trying to find a blog, but I had little success. I’m also just really bad at finding things.

Anywho, I guess I can give you a current life update. I have above an 85 in all of my classes, including AP Physics and Pre-Calc Honors. I’m co editor of my school newspaper. My boyfriend asked me to prom in front of the whole school at a pep rally. I have two jobs, one as a tutor, and the other as a kinda tutor thing grader person at my “real” government taking out taxes even though I’m only 16 job. I got glasses. And I pretty much broke my habits of biting my nails and oversleeping. Also, I’m writing my research/term paper on the importance of LGBT inclusive Young Adult literature in shaping teen lives.

Thank you for coming back if you did. And welcome if you’re new. I’m going to get back into the swing of things, maybe even try #100daysofhappiness since I’ve seen that on social media and love the idea. I’m not going to commit to that yet though.

Alrighty, happy Wednesday guys 🙂