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I Suck at Coming Up With Titles

I was organizing some of my files on my computer earlier and found some old essays that I wrote my freshman and sophomore year, so a year to two years ago. I opened one of them and almost started laughing. They were so horrible! I guess you don’t realize how far you’ve come or how much you’ve grown until you stop and look back. I can honestly say that I’ve grown a lot as a writer, just this year, through AP English. I don’t think I realized what I was getting myself into when I signed up for the class.

We do so much writing in there, it’s pretty ridiculous. We had to write to timed essays in both classes last week, then revise them over the weekend and turn them back in to be graded. Then in class today we had another timed essay, in which we have to revise. x_x It’s a lot of work, but because of it, I’ve become so much better. My essays no longer sound choppy or simple, but they flow and are a bit more complex. I’m more proud of my writing and more comfortable with it than I was last year, that’s for sure. Yay for not sounding like I’m a five year old writing a paper! :D

I was pretty proud of myself today. I have been procrastinating my homework so much lately that I’ve just not really been doing it. But after dinner I sat my butt down on my bed and finished my physics review (I have a test tomorrow. :( Hope I don’t fail…) and then did some minor revisions to my essay. Then I realized I left the rest of my homework at school. :/ Poop.

I’ve been so unorganized lately, and I think my problem is that I just needed to sit down and get my priorities straight. Sitting in front of my computer for more than three hours after I get home isn’t really beneficial. So, I’ve been trying to get more active and in shape. This week I’ve gone on a walk everyday with either Becky or Andrew, and me and Becky are trying to go running in the morning. We did it last Friday, but it’s hard to get up at 6:00 in the morning, especially if you aren’t a morning person. :P

Hopefully I can shed a couple pounds before my France trip; we’re going to be doing a ton of walking, plus, I just want to feel better about myself. Losing a little weight wouldn’t hurt. ^^

In Which I am a Super Nerd

I have this really nerdy tradition that during every spring break I watch all three of the Lord of the Rings movies. I know, I know, it’s really nerdy. I’m not really sure what I started doing it, it just kind of happened about three years ago. On Tuesday, me and Becky went to Andrew’s to watch the first of the series, the Fellowship of the Ring, and last night they came over to watch The Twin Towers at my house.

Becky ended up spending the night, which was really fun. She hasn’t spent the night at my house in probably like six months, so it was just nice to have girl time. :) We talked some about prom and were trying to figure out what the heck we’re going to do with our hair, but to no avail (any ideas?). We also reminisced about middle school and elementary school and all the stupid drama and stuff that freaked us all out; it all seems so silly now, but at the time it was such a big deal. I guess that’s growing up.

I’m going back over to Andrew’s tonight to watch the last movie (which is the best one!). I think I forgot how long they were. They were long to begin with, but I have the extended versions which add like another 30-45 minutes to it. So they’re like four hours. :l But totally worth it! They are probably some of my favorite movies.

I’m still pretty sure I like the books better though. In some ways, the movies don’t give it justice. I think that’s how it is though with most books that are turned into movies. Speaking of which, I need to read those books again. Next to Harry Potter, they’re my favorite. I know, super nerd. 8)

I started fiddling around with Photoshop yesterday and ended up making a few icons. They’re the first ones I’ve ever made, so there’s definitely room for improvement, but overall I’m pretty proud of them. You can see all of them on the icons page, but here are a few of my favorites:

What do you guys think?