Today I got out my blue ballpoint pen and made a list of what I'm getting everyone for Christmas... it isn't complete, yet, but it is on its way (kinda like Christmas!), and I already have gifts for ...5 people!
I especially, superlyreallyamazinglyLOVE Christmas music.
Today, I loaded my Christmas music onto my iPod.
Now, don't look at me like that... yes, I know it's not Thanksgiving yet... but it IS Thanksgiving break and that is GOOD ENOUGH.
You're probably wondering why I don't talk about how I went on an all-day field trip to see a Shakespeare play with my Brit Lit class. Well, that made me smile, but it was more like a grimace. Christmas music is MORE smile-worthy.
In honor of the season, from today on I am going to have a "Christmas-song-of-the-day" that I shall post and promote and make you want to buy.
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent, by Red Mountain Church
"*For the record* using two periods at the end of a sentence is the EPITOME of indecisiveness. It says, "Am I an accidental double period? Or am I am incomplete ellipsis?" It has no self-esteem; no definitive. There you go-- I just psychoanalyzed your punctuation.."
Tonight was the Development Banquet at my school. My parents were sitting at a table with, actually, three of my teachers. They learned something I never knew... the one actually came from a Russian family, spoke quite fluently in college, and was going through her old books last night and is going to lend them to me!
So, today I finished the layout for... (dundundunduunnnn)... a NEW BLOG =)
Don't worry, not leaving you all, but I'm superly-incredibly thinking ahead this year to my New Year's resolutions. This won't be all too hard for me, but I've decided to take my devotional reflections from each night and make them into a blog, starting January 1 (1.1.10! how perfect!).
The basic principle of the thing is, each week, to take an attribute or title of God, and every day that week take a new verse relating to that and just... journal it. You do that with 52 attributes/names, 5 reflection verses and 2 application verses a week, and you've got a year's worth of stuff! I started this last July sometime, and it's AWESOME. And all the topics are in alphabetical order, of course =)
Generally, AP World is NOT something that makes me smile. However. Today, I (finally) finished a 50-question SUPERHARD take-home test that I thought would never end.
See, in class, I spent 45 minutes on the first 11 questions. uuughhhh. Today was my last day to complete it, and, wouldn't you know, I still had 35 problems left to do. So I steel myself for a three-hour ordeal, which would be hard since I had an LIT meeting tonight (also smiles =)), but somehow walked away, finished, after... wait for it... ONE HOUR!! go Kathryne!!
In my defense, it did get considerably easy as it went along. It went from questions like "Which of the following was NOT a characteristic of Western modernization in the 20th century", with five very reasonable options, to questions like the one "Which of the following is NOT a condition of totalitarian regimes," with one of the answers being "selective purchase of tickle-me-Elmo dolls."
Today, went to the Revolve tour with a group from my school... left the house at like 6:15, but it was worth it. And I hate mornings.
Amazingness=seeing Britt Nicole live. You have not seen genius until you have watched this girl jump around the stage and still hit every note and, if it's possible (which it is), sound BETTER than the recording.
Today's story is a story of little short of miraculous. Today, mmmm, 7:30 AM, I am woken by my mom to get ready for school. It's already 30 minutes later than I had wanted, but I'm not paying attention to that. I'm not capable of that; I'm still 85% asleep. Half an hour later, 8 o'clock, I re-awaken with a kind of jolt. AUGH! I was supposed to be up an hour ago! I have to leave the house in 25 minutes! I rush to take my shower and get ready.
Somewhere in the madness, I made up for the hour I was running behind and was able to get to school only 10 minutes late... still before homeroom began. Right in time for standardized testing... woohoo. Of course... standardized testing means shorter classes, meaning 40 minutes of Chemistry as opposed to 80 =)
Today, after church (which was wonderful; I got to see my girl Christine again! yay!) I took my sermon notes from the past few weeks and transcribed them into my "God Book" ... before, they were on the backs of random pieces of paper in my music binder. Now, they are in an adorable brown notebook with little pink Japanese flowers on the cover. Why that makes me happy? I'm just cool (read: weird) like that =P