Monday, January 22, 2001

a much better long weekend

I'm feeling much better now - not to mention the finals are out of the way - so this long weekend was a lot more enjoyable!

On the subject of which, my family went to Half Moon Bay yesterday afternoon. Although we have been there countless times, strolling along Pillar Point Harbor never gets old. The three of us also ordered a bowl of clam chowder at Princeton Seafood Company before heading home. This is something we often do when we come here, so it's become a tradition of sorts. On the whole, my parents and I had a great time.

Dad and I also went to the western region headquarters of the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park this morning. Geology has always been one of my interests, so the whole place was like a really big museum. I loved visiting the building where the seismometers are kept. The cool thing is that most of the printouts are free to take after they're reviewed by a geologist. The USGS also has a little café, although we didn't go there this time.

In any case, I would have stayed longer had Dad not needed to go to work - after all, he doesn't get the day off like I do. Speaking of which, the USGS is definitely one of the places I'd consider getting a job at when I'm finished with school.

In other news...

I recently saw Supernova on video. It was a somewhat crappy movie, but I nonetheless enjoyed it.

Currently watching: Supernova
Release date: January 14, 2000

Monday, January 15, 2001

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

I'll cut straight to the chase: my long weekend totally sucked because I was sick the whole time. As a matter of fact, I'm still not feeling very well right now. I actually had to take a few days off, so there goes my perfect attendance record. :-(

Moonway was at my house last weekend, and the two of us spent several hours playing video games as we often do. However, he had a cold he didn't think was contagious. As Murphy's law would have it, I caught said cold.

I wouldn't have asked Moonway to come to my house had I known he was ill. It just wasn't worth it at all. On the bright side, I had plenty of time to study for the upcoming finals. Speaking of exams, Mrs. Williams was kind enough to let me take the biology quiz at home. Shh, don't tell anyone!

On another note, this coming Friday and the following Monday are teacher service days, which 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

Christmas break has ended for me, and I'm now back in school for the spring semester.

To be honest, I'm not too thrilled about having to get up early in the morning for my 7:20 a.m. biology class, especially right after the new year. The holiday blues aren't exactly helping either. On the other hand, I'm very excited about seeing my friends at LAHS again, not to mention those hot chicks. Haha.

Currently playing: Final Doom

Monday, January 1, 2001

first post of the millennium

It's hard to believe another year has passed. Lots of people think 2000 is the first year of the 3rd millennium, but it's actually 2001. So here you go: happy new millennium!

New Year's Eve report

The dawn of a new millennium is certainly cause for celebration, so my parents had a big party last night. The Liang family were among our guests; they invite us to their gatherings all the time, so it's only fair that we return the favor. The awesome thing is that just about everyone stayed for the countdown. I still have the post-vacation blues from our recent trip, but it's always nice to have a party right after coming home. :-)

2000 in review

The best part of 2000 was our recent trip to the American Southwest. I've been on many vacations in my life, but this was the first one I had truly come to appreciate. I guess it's because I'm more mature now.

There weren't really any bad things that happened in the past year, except when my learning skills teacher at LAHS sent me to the office for swearing too much. While Mrs. Roth strongly believes in the freedom of speech, I had said "shit" in her class one too many times for her liking. But because the assistant principal and I knew each other pretty well, all she did was give me a warning. From what Mrs. Satterwhite told me, I could have been suspended. It really does help to have friends in high places.

Speaking of LAHS, the spring semester starts tomorrow for me, and I have to get up early in the morning for my 7:20 a.m. biology class. So I should probably get to bed soon. Take care, everyone!

Currently playing: Final Doom