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Last day of school. Made out with mostly three Bs (two of these grades came from teachers who barely looked at my work, which annoys me greatly), two As (photo and lettering) and one E. That last one is in art history where I completely failed the test. Let's keep in mind that I was taking it in a different language and hadn't studied the right material because I couldn't find the books (it is my fault that I didn't try the library but I'm pretty sure you can't actually take books OUT of it, just look at them on campus). I did study. I wrote a seven pages of notes and images. I just didn't look at the right stuff. Of course, the test was not what I was expecting either so I guess it's a mix of me not understanding when he told me what the test would be like and not going over the right information. But it's done and I need to stop dwelling. That, however, is hard because an E is essentially failing but with effort. So I tried but still did a shit job. If we had had a paper, I would have fucking aced that class (or at least gotten a B and I would have written it in English). So yeah, that whole dwelling thing...gotta get on not doing that.

In happy news, I am going to Madde's place tonight and we are going to play mini golf! It should be fun. I haven't played mini golf in ages. Mini golf and friends! Best way to end a school year.

More happy news, I leave for Berlin on Tuesday! Three days later, I head to Hamburg and on the 15th I go to Paris where I'm staying with a family friend. Then back to Milan to begin cleaning my apartment and packing before the family comes/I move out.

July 12th I'm going to London before heading home. Haven't booked a ticket home yet because I'm not sure if I want to go home on the 20th or a few days earlier. Thing is, in London I have friends and family and I adore the city. I could very well spend 8 days there and be happy. But I also want to get back Stateside soon. I'll figure that stuff out when I'm back from my trip.

Now, to eat lunch. I skipped dinner last night (unintentionally) because I was working on lettering. Almost finished season 10 of SG-1 whilst doing so (let's keep in mind I started watching middle of season 8 when I began working on this hardcore a few weeks ago).

And how are you all doing? I want stories!
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Day two of the last week of camp is over. The show was today. Our kids stood on stage while we, the counselors, sang along and did the hand motions at the sides. They were cute, which is the entire point of the show. And the parents got to meet each other during the food time after the show ended. It was funny to see the parents of these two kids I decided were going to get married meet. They exchanged information so the kids could have playdates and took a picture of them together. I hope those kids stay friends for a very long time.

It's weird that I've hung around these kids for so long and have gotten to know them all very well. I probably won't see them again. But somehow, as a counselor, we've affected their lives. Maybe it's not a big thing, but it happened. They won't always remember us, I doubt they will at all, but as my mum's said, we'll be with them somehow always. Sounds cheesy. But it seems true.

Good: Cara and Ben made my day yesterday by driving by me as I was walking home in the opposite direction, turning around and picking me up. The picking me up and giving me a lift the rest of the way home was not what made my day but seeing them for the brief time I was in the car. And the kickass playing cards they got me from Bed Bath and Beyond. They've got random drink recipes on them with a picture of the drink and directions on how to make it. Incredibly awesome!!! Thank you two very, very much!!!! I heart my friends!

Bad: I feel sick. It's a cold, really. With a side of anxiety. But I'll get over it.

I should really be packing. Meh, I'd rather read fanfic.
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Guess what flist? Guess!

Fine. I'll tell you.

I passed! I'm a bartender!! Well, I can be. Now. Legally. Trained and all. Oh yeah! Know what that means? If you're legal, I'll serve ya till you're good and wasted! And then I'll get a cab for you or something. Don't want to get the customers killed now do I?

But yes, that is my news.

That and I leave for Pratt next Saturday. This next week will be consisting of camp, packing and socializing with friends. Friday we're having a sort of goodbye thing at my house so ya'll can stop by after supper (like 7:30 PM ish). It's sad, but I'll be back for holidays and vacations. Like for Rosh Hashana. Which is in September. See? I'll leave and then I'll be right back. Gotta love Jewish holidays. There are so many of them.
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I got a scholarship! Yay!!!!

In other news, my grandmother just told me about her impending mammogram. She went into detail about what they entail. Well, that was awkward.

Thank you and goodnight.
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I decided to change the layout. I dunno why. Just 'cause. Behold the EddieNess.

Tomorrow is this whole Dragon Day thing at Drexel. I don't really want to go to Drexel. I'm only going because Mum insisted. And Dad said he wasn't coming. Now he is. That man's quite indecisive at times. Gotta love 'em.

Brokeback Mountain tomorrow! I'll see you guys there.
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I went to Boston to visit BU. It's a great school. I'm not sure whether I want to go there or to Pratt. I'm leaning more towards Pratt but I'm still not 100% sure. And I haven't been accepted or rejected by BU yet so I can't really judge until I find out, now can I? Oh well.

[ profile] jdcohen, I got your package. Thanks!!! The panda stuff is crazy cute! *feels loved*

The State of the Union address is on right now. Bush annoys me...I don't like him much. Not only because he took money that's supposed to go to AIDS relief and gave it to religious groups preaching abstinence that won't actually help those who have AIDS right now but also because he makes tons of bad decisions, skews facts to fit his purposes, spies on people, and probably more stuff. Yeah..."no honor in retreat" blah, blah, blah. Retreating does NOT make you look like a pussy if you're OBVIOUSLY in over your head! Jesus H. Christ! OOoo, "death camps". I guess that sleazy word guy we learned about in Art and Modern Culture talked to Bush. Bladeebladeeblah. I hate this speach. It's taking over the time I usually watch "Scrubs". I wanna watch JD and his amusing antics, not some idiot trying to spread propoganda.
/ impromptu rant

Could someone tell me why people have been ranting on their LJ's about the prom? It's not for three months, guys. Why worry now? Just chill. And eat some chocolate.

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On Friday my parents went to Brooklyn to redo my portfolio review. I gave them notes on what to say if asked and other stuff like that. I had school, I couldn't go. Anyway, I passed again. And I'm in! I'm trying to be really excited about it but for some reason I have yet to jump around or squeel in delight. Maybe it's just not my way of reacting to really awesome news? The point is that I got into Pratt and that makes me happy!

Today I went with a bunch of people *waves to those people who were there and are currently reading this* to see Underworld: Evolution. When discussing favourite parts the scene with Scott Speedman without a shirt on came up quite a bit. Also the fighting. Screw wanting to be an artist. I want to be Selene! Okay, maybe not Selene exactly but having her super vampire powers would be kickass...minus the whole sun aversion and drinking blood of innocents thing. Yeah, that'd rule. *sigh*

I'm still trying to write my short story. I was kicking around the idea of stealing a bit from Laura's Muse House story and have a woman trying to write a book and having a very unhelpful muse hanging around...he would only help when making coffee. Except I have no idea where to take that idea nor do I know if people in my class would find the idea as amusing as I do. And it's due on Monday. Yay...

Midterms are this coming week. Party.

ETA: I think the Carol skit on SNL is an excuse for Horatio Sanz to prance around in drag and hit on men. Bring on more Seth Meyers! Or Cheeky! Or Andy! *is in withdrawal*
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Tomorrow they decide if I'm talented enough for art school. The idea of being in the room when the guy's looking at my work is even more daunting than that of it being judged. I don't want to have to see his reactions. But I do. But I don't...gah! I begin shaking just thinking about it. I appreciate when people say that a drawing of mine is good but they aren't the ones who will decide if I'll get into the school I want...if they were, I'd be really, really happy.

So scared.
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My portfolio review is on Saturday. I'm petrified. This is the day I know whether or not I'll be getting into Pratt. I don't want to be in the room as he looks at my artwork. It's not amazing. The more I look at it, the more I hate it. Gah! I hate this feeling of impending doom.

At least I got two pieces done in metal arts that I can bring. Maybe the bracelet...probably not, though.

And I'm working (or supposed to be) on a "postmodern response to a traditional piece". I chose The Last Supper by Da Vinci. I plan to do it with my Barbies (set them up in the same way the people in the painting are set up). The teacher said that we needed a reason behind it, I don't have one other than I think it would look neat. I told him that but once I said what the actual idea was he said, "that's hilarious, do it" and now I've gotta finish most if it by tomorrow.

Gotta pick up pictures that camera shop printed, now. They'd best not have fucked them up. All I wanted was an 8X11 sheet with the image in the center. I ordered 5X6 'cause it was cheaper, though. Still, they'd better be good.

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I finished my self portrait. It doesn't really look like me. But now all of the required drawings are done and I can just work on whatever I want. Except I don't know what else to do...

I just had this conversation with my dad )

Must write a character sketch now. The character needs a strong motivation. I don't know what that motivation should be. Meh.
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I'm almost done with college applications. My tutor dude read the essays and told me that they rock (except for one or two grammar errors) and that I am awesome. Well, he didn't say that so much as say that they are good and that the colleges will like 'em muchly. And he has a dog named Topaz. Topaz rocks. His daughter is cute, too, but I only saw her for a few minutes. The dog, however, kept me company as I studied for the ACTs...which are tomorrow.

So, I just (well, not just, I've been working on it for a few hours) drew a picture of me, holding my iPod and you see my eye in the screen and my legs are leaning on the couch. I don't know if you can tell that it's a couch in the background but I think the other parts of it are pretty cool. I like it. And I shall use it in the portfolio o' DOOM. Like 398753987 pieces left to do. Okay, about 10 (some of which will be photographs and my metal arts stuff).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY [ profile] uscdreamr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can I just mention how screwed I am for next week's tests? There is no AP Gov on Monday, I'll be there for Tuesday but Wednesday I won't be because I'm seeing Avenue Q with Creative Writing and there is no way in hell that I'm not going to that. The test is Thursday. So is the AP Environmental Science test. So, yeah, screwed.

That's enough ranting and pointlessNess. I'm gonna watch me some SG-1 and then go to bed so I won't die when waking up hella early.
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[ profile] huntresshelena1 gave me mini m&ms! Yay! I loff her! Thank you, Cara!

Bri brought Firefly back!!!!! Well, he gave it to Daddy to bring back. But now it's here and that means I get to have my marathon (after college applications are filled out and my portfolio is finished, obviously).

I drew Roo today and it actually turned out nicely. And then I drew a hammer. The hammer looks okay, it's the desk it's sitting on that looks crappy. Meh, will work on it tomorrow.

Jonas Quinn is adorable. I heart him. I want my very own attractive/adorable nerdboy sometimes...

ACT retake on Saturday. Mergle.
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To summarize: Today was filled with awkward moments. Tomorrow I get to go up a mountain and look for hawks, or something like that. Oh, and apparently I have 20:15 vision because I'm freakin' awesome. And I got a weird call with lots of noise in the background and I don't know who it was 'cause no one answered when I said "hello?" repeatedly. Then there was a button being pushed and then an prolonged beep. So if I hung up on you, sorry, I was just kinda freaked by the whole thing. What else? I began watching season 6 of SG-1 because I decided that I deserved it. I heart Jonas Quinn! Am still sad about Daniel, though. Oh well, he's gonna be back.

Still trying to figure out this whole essay thing. It's going a bit better, I think, but I'm still very hesitant to show anyone other than my mother anything I've written. And what about these "resume" things we should submit with our applications? Can we do it separately because I already gave in my envelopes to the office? This stuff is so confusing. I hate paper work.
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I update begging for idea for an essay topic that will impress colleges. The one's I've had are either too obvious, too political, tell too much about me, don't say enough about me, are too difficult to put into words, will be too long, will be too short, etc.

I'm trying to fill up one page (single spaced, I'm assuming). For those of you in or graduated college, what did you write about? I'm desperate. I need some sort of inspiration. Right now my writing sucks and so does my art which basically screws me over as I want to go to a liberal arts school and do art. Yeah, problem.

Also taking suggestions of what I should draw (that is simple) for my portfolio.

/desperate plea for help.
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To do list )

So far no dizzy spells despite lack of food intake. Quite interesting as usually people get dizzy due to low blood sugar. Huh. Guess the doctor needn't worry if I don't get enough protein in m'body throughout the day.

Finished Fight Club during services yestrday. SOGOOD! Want to rewatch the movie now even though they have different endings. Edward Norton rocks.

Gotta go to synagogue and pray about stuff before eating.
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Yom Kippur started. Gah.

My senior portrait pictures all suck.

I'm supposed to be on a high protein diet. But my Jewish guilt doesn't let me skip the fast. So...wha?

I missed LOST because of Kol Nidre. Stupid services.

I still can't think of what to write about for my college essays. I need them done. Like yesterday.

I also need to work on ACT crap. And AP Gov crap. And another fucking meter-specific poem for Creative Writing. I didn't sign up for poetry, damnit! Screw the poetry and get onto other stuff!
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Writers block is so very inconvinient...
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I have a Friday deadline now on getting all of my applications done. This includes the essays. So...I'm pretty much screwed.

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So...I have four schools to finish applying to. Only one of them definitely has the program I want. So what do I do about the other three? I have to apply to them but if I end up at them I won't be happy. In fact, I'll be extremely pissed off. NYU is a great school but they don't have what I want. That's surprising because their freakin' huge. Their Studio Art department comes close but that's in the Steinhardt (sp?) school and it's hard to get into. I'd rather just apply to the regular school...whichever one that is. Then there's Drexel. They insist that I declare my major already. I don't know what the hell I want. So what do I do? I can't leave it blank. Bastards. And Goucher. Apparently I've been spelling it wrong this whole time. They have a communications major. Except it's not about communication via art as much as person to person. And they don't have what I want in their art department. Only Pratt has the combination I want. And there's a possibility that I won't get in there. I don't want to think about that. I still have essays to write and a portfolio to finish. Apparently it's a 12 piece minimum...that makes it a bit easier. Not having to go to college would make things easier. Maybe I should just do communications and media. They have it almost everywhere. It's too bad that I'm not a big people person.
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SERENITY TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /fangirling

I have a possible 5 pieces out of a minimum of 12 needed for Pratt. I'm going to do about 15. That's 1/3 of what I need. Gah! And I still haven't even found out what I need to do for Gaucher or Drexel's applications. And then I need my transcript fixed but am too lazy to do it since I did it last year and they didn't fucking fix it then. Why would they fix it now? Bastards. /grr!college

I have an APES quiz tomorrow. I haven't studied yet. I then have a random quiz in Creative Writing. Also have yet to study. Fuckfuckfuckityfuckfuck. /grr!school

All of the things currently pissing me off are trivial (there are others not listed). I feel stupid for that. But still, GAH!


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