Monday, January 22, 2001

a much better long weekend

I'm feeling better now - and the finals are out of the way - so this long weekend was much more enjoyable!

For starters, my family went to Half Moon Bay yesterday afternoon. Although we've been there many times, strolling along Pillar Point Harbor never gets old. The three of us also ordered some clam chowder at Princeton Seafood Company before heading home. On the whole, this was a nice experience.

Dad also took me to the U.S. Geological Survey office in Menlo Park today as geology has always been one of my interests. It was really fun to watch the seismographs. The cool thing is that most of the printouts are free to take after they're processed. The campus also has a café, although we didn't stop there this time.

The only reason we didn't stay longer is that Dad still had to go to work - after all, this was just another Monday for him. Speaking of which, I'd definitely consider applying for a job at the USGS when I'm older.

In other news...

I recently saw Supernova on video. It was a crappy movie, but the special effects were cool.

Currently watching: Supernova

Monday, January 15, 2001

a not-so-fun Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend

I'll cut to the chase: my long weekend sucked because I was sick the whole time. It was so bad at one point that I had to take a few days off from school. There goes my perfect attendance. :-(

So my friend Moonway came over last weekend. The two us spent the day playing video games together. Moonway had a cold at the time but insisted it wasn't a problem. Although he said it wasn't contagious, I had the misfortune of catching the cold.

Had we known better, Mom would have asked the Lins to come over another time. It just wasn't worth it at all. On the bright side, I had plenty of time to study for my classes. Speaking of which, Mrs. Williams was kind enough to let me take the biology quiz at home. Shh, don't tell anyone!

The other good news is that this Friday and next Monday are teacher service days. That means I get another long weekend. I hope I'll be better by then.

Currently playing: Unreal

Tuesday, January 2, 2001

back to school again

I'm now back at school as Christmas break has ended.

I can't say I'm thrilled about having to get up early for my 7:20 a.m. biology class, especially right after the new year. The cold weather and holiday blues aren't exactly helping either. On the bright side, at least I'll get to see my friends and those hot chicks again. Haha.

Currently playing: Final Doom

Monday, January 1, 2001

first post of the millennium

It's hard to believe another year has passed. Contrary to popular belief, the new millennium starts in 2001 rather than 2000. So here you go: happy new millennium!

New Year's Eve report

Of all the things to celebrate, the beginning of a new millennium is certainly one of them. Therefore, my parents invited the Liangs over for dinner. The gathering was so much fun that they stayed for the countdown. I still have the post-vacation blues, but it's always nice to have a party right after coming home. :-)

2000 in review

Last year generally went pretty well. The best part was our recent trip to the Southwest. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a vacation this much. It's probably because I'm older now and can better appreciate things.

The only negative thing that comes to mind was when my learning skills teacher sent me to the office for swearing too much. Although Mrs. Roth strongly believes in freedom of speech, I had said "shit" in her class one too many times. But because I knew our assistant principals pretty well, Mrs. Satterwhite only gave me a warning as opposed to a suspension. It really does help to have friends in high places.

Speaking of school, the spring semester starts tomorrow for me. I have a 7:20 a.m. biology class and should probably get to bed soon. Take care, everyone.

Currently playing: Final Doom