Saturday, June 20, 2009


It's done and over with! It doesn't seem real. I feel like today didn't really happen. But I graduated today! The weather was great. No rain, and not too hot. We were all really scared we would end up having it in the gym- which would not have been fun with the humidity!

I got a lot of awards and scholarships. I really don't feel like listing them- but I got over $10,000 in scholarships. That'll take a dent out of my college tuition! The ceremony went off perfectly- for us at least. I'm sure the principal will have a few complaints. Andreas 'accidentally' falling down the stairs after receiving his diploma. Or how we all threw our caps in the air like he asked us not to. It was great.

The best part for me, though, was afterwards. I got to spend the whole day eating good food (a lot of desserts!) and hanging out with the people who mean the most to me. It seems kind of silly, how much I enjoy just spending time with my whole family.

It's 9:30 and I'm exhausted. No parties for me. I don't drink (even though I believe the drinking age should be 18) because my parents don't want me to. My Aunt Jen did give me a bottle of strawberry rum as a joke, though. It's going to sit on my shelf for a little while I guess!

I start my summer job on Monday. I'll be working in a factory packaging mascara bottles. My mom works there, so she got me the job. It won't be fun, but it's money! And thank gods it's only temporary. I wish I could take a week off. I'm going "out of the frying pan, into the fire" as everyone keeps saying. I'll take my break at the end of the summer right before I leave for school, though.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Trip to Boston

Finally I have a few minutes to post these pictures!

Last Friday was the senior class trip. It took some convincing, but we got the school board to let us go out of state to Boston! Our town is literally on the corner of New Hampshire, right next to Mass. and Vermont, so none of us thought it was a big deal to drive two hours into Mass.

When we got to Boston first thing we did was watch a cool 3D movie about the sea. We then had the chance to go see all the cool animals in the aquarium. The last time most of us had been to the aquarium was for our 2nd grade field trip there. After the aquarium we had lunch and went shopping at Quincy Market! This was my first time visiting Quincy Market, and it was so neat! There were more places to eat and shop at than I could count. When our two hours were up (that was so not long enough if you asked any of us)we went on a tour of Fenway Park. I've been there for games before, so it was really weird to see it empty. Because we live in New Hampshire most of the people are Red Sox fans. There are a couple Yankee fans in my class, though. They got razzed a lot on the trip.

After the tour we went on our dinner/dance cruise. It was so much fun! Sad enough, everyone agreed that it was even better than prom. There were other schools on the boat so there was a lot of socializing. What really made it great was the DJ. There was no break between songs, it was just an endless stream of good music.

It was a great trip. There were so many other fun moments that I couldn't catch on camera. Like how we got lost multiple times and when we asked for directions the person we asked didn't speak English. Lucky us Nate had a GPS on his ipod. Or when Drew got a wicked bad nosebleed on the bus and we stopped it with a tampon. The two people on bikes stopped at the same stoplight as us who started kissing as the boys on the bus cheered them on. Or that other couple we saw making out on the sidewalk on our way home. The boys yelled to them too. The other bus full of teenagers we saw on our way to Boston that we kept passing. People eventually wrote cellphone numbers on paper so they could text back and forth. It turns out they were from New York. It's too bad we never caught up with them.

I don't like cities (at all) but if I have to go to one, Boston is the one I choose.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Is It Really Only Tuesday?

It feels like the past two days have been two years long! I'm done with all but one of my classes. I have my last final tomorrow! It is in Chefs, so I'm not too worried. It seems like a very easy exam. My French final today was a disaster. We had to write three different stories, and writing in French is what I have the hardest time with. I still managed a B, though!

Graduation practice is going surprisingly well. We have two plans right now- one for an outdoor graduation and one for an indoor graduation. It looks like we have a 40% chance for rain on Saturday. If it rains and graduation is held indoors we can only have a limited number of people attend, so everyone is hoping for a sunny Saturday!

Boho Mom has honored me with three awards.

The International Reach Out Award:

This award was developed by Tessa in honor of Dr Maithri Goonetilleke's birthday. Tessa was inspired by the way Dr Goonetileke reaches out to others and, with his humanity as her guide, she created this award "to acknowledge the depth and breadth of the warm open-heartedness from bloggers all over the world who reach out and touch their readers with their words." Tessa goes on to quote Dr Goonetilleke: "It has been my experience that whenever one human being reaches out to another in compassion, a bridge is built. A bridge which leads out of despair, into the light of hope and the possibility that tomorrow will hold a few less tears than yesterday.

The Mental Duck to Mental Swan Award is given to two amazing groups of bloggers;
1. To Bloggers who encourage and nurture others bloggers to explore and grow in their creative, spiritual or mental lives.
2. To Bloggers who are blooming and growing creatively, spiritually or mentally in their lives & sharing it on their blogs.

This Noblesse Oblige Award is an award given to those who promote creativity, and positive thinking. The recipient's blog is refreshing and creative and has a clear purpose.

The recipient of this award is recognized for the following:

1. The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervade amongst different cultures and beliefs.

2. Their Blog contents inspire; strives to encourage, and offers solutions

3. There is a clear purpose at the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Cultures, Sciences and Beliefs

4.The Blog is refreshing and creative

5. The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking

The Blogger who receives this award will need to perform the following:

- Create a post with a mention and link to the person who presented the Noblesse Oblige Award.

- The Award Conditions must be displayed at the Post.

- Write a short article about what the Blog has thus far achieved – preferably
citing one or more older posts as support.

- The Blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award in concurrence with the Award conditions.

- Blogger must display the Award at any location at their Blog.

I am amazed and touched that Boho Mom thought of me for these awards. It's nice to think that people believe my blog is all of these things. I'm worried that I just come off as a teenager ranting about her life. That's all I seem to do lately. I haven't even been participating in Wreck This Journal! Thank you again Boho Mom! <3

I would like to pass these awards on to Cynthia at SoulCollage Fusion.

I haven't uploaded those pictures from the trip to Boston yet. I'll try to get to that on Thursday. I don't need to be at school until 1 in the afternoon that day! I'm looking forward to sleeping in. I've had little 'down time', but when I do get it I try to enjoy it. I kind of want to just sit and watch a movie tonight once I'm done studying for my final.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tackling The To Do List

I am happy to report that my Sunday to do list is shrinking! Sunday is the day I get stuff done since I babysat all day Saturday again. I'm glad that I've gotten so much done, even if I still have stuff to do. Great joy in small victories, right?

I woke up and immediately wanted to go back to bed this morning. I've been sick the past couple days. Friday was the senior class trip to Boston (oh my gods it was fun! Pictures at a later date) and I ended up losing my voice due to a combo of singing/ talking loudly over music and having a cold. I had a wicked sore throat yesterday and I can barely talk at all today.

I got up anyways and made my mental to do list. At first it consisted of three things 1- clean the house 2- use up the zucchini by making muffins and brownies (brownie recipe and more at a later date) 3- study for finals.

Not a bad list for the day. Then it grew. The house was dirtier than I thought, cooking takes forever when my dad starts making spaghetti while I'm making zucchini muffins, I forgot that I also need to make bread for myself for the week, I needed to eat & relax, go on the exercise bike, and I wanted to catch up on blogs.

Once I'm done writing this I only have to make my bread and study for finals.I don't even have to make dinner! Mom got Pizza Hut and there is some left.

The finals for tomorrow are:
AP English (easy exam!)
and Personal Finance (stressing over!)

Then graduation practices also start tomorrow. And I have a NHS meeting and then senior NHS members have dinner with Mr. Sullivan. I don't think I'll even have the chance to get near a computer. Any free time I have will be spent cramming for the French final I have on Tuesday! French is easliy my toughest class- this learning a second language thing is hard.

Off to throw some stuff in a breadmaker and then cram my head full of knowledge about finances.