Friday, December 20, 2002

it's been a tough semester...

School just ended for the holidays. Phew!

All I have to say is that Physics Honors and Trigonometry were tough as hell. I'm not taking any AP classes this year, but the idea that 11th grade is the hardest year of high school certainly isn't without foundation. In any case, I'm really glad I don't have to go to school for the next two weeks.

The semester isn't actually over until a week or so after the break ends, meaning that I'll still have to study for the finals during Christmas vacation. Go figure.

Sunday, December 15, 2002

worst weekend ever

I think I just had the worst weekend ever.

To start off, there was a dance at LAHS on Friday that I had planned to attend. But that didn't happen as Mom advised me to stay home to finish my make-up work for American Literature instead. Because I'm a bit behind in the class, and the teachers chaperone the dances, she was concerned that it wouldn't leave a good impression if Mrs. Herrera saw me partying instead of studying. Mom had a point, so I didn't go to the dance. As I had been looking forward to it for several months, this was a huge let-down.

Of course, having to miss the dance alone wouldn't have made my weekend so bad as there are usually other fun things to do. Case in point, my family loves to go hiking. But that didn't happen either as the heavy rain from the recent storm made all the trails soggy and unsuitable for walking. Even worse, our TV wouldn't work the entire weekend, which I'm sure was related to the storm as well.

Another bit of bad news is that one of my favorite online forums shut down on the 15th. I had over 3,000 posts there, and it really sucks to such a great community disappear. Topping it all off, I had a shitload of physics, trigonometry and web design homework in addition to my English make-up assignments. Fun.

I'll have to admit that I spent a couple of hours playing computer games when I was supposed to be doing my homework as a way of making up for the dance, but I forgave myself for that. :-)

In other news...

On the subject of computer games, I managed to get level 70 mining in RuneScape tonight, which means I can now mine adamantite ore without having to drink a dwarven stout. A screenshot of my current stats is available here. It doesn't show me leveling up because I forgot to take it during my moment of excitement. D'oh!

Update: I asked my mother if I could have a month of RuneScape membership in place of the dance, and she said she'd consider it if I did well in my studies. So I guess I better work hard. :-)

Currently playing: Blackhawk Striker