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And that's really all there is to say on the subject.

People who make the school schedules...You are terrible people.

The end.
 

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Acting for the Kiddies. Eeeee.

Volunteered as an actor for my church recently.
It's a big church.
BIG church.
The kids program is enormous...and they're short on high-powered, passionate actors.
Kids are wonderful, and acting is splendid...
But acting for kids? Is there a big difference between being in front of the regular smorgasbord of people and a slew of loose-lipped, whiny young'ns?
Brr. I hope not.
Also, to anyone else who's going back to school, I'm praying for ya. Especially the seniors.
Let's kick abnormal amounts of GPA @$$~!

Also, I'm not sure if the bulk of random readers/mail-spammers here are Christian, but pray for my aunt. She's having the most hellish week you can possibly imagine, being attacked with injuries, expenses, court battle, and another bloody accident.
And uh...Later.
Enough about growing up. There's a time for being mellow and solemn, and a time for being a giddy little schoolboy.

So, I bought a Nintendo DSi this summer. I just need to say that this device does anything and everything you can possibly think of. Okay, maybe not everything... But it records, takes pictures, gets on the web, and has dozens of DSi-ware applications. The kicker? No GBA slot. That's the only crummy thing about it...But you'll never get bored, as there's a heaping basket of gold in the DS library. Professor Layton? Check. Castlevania? Yep. Aaand Final Fantasy.

Uh. I've been game and book-stockpiling with my excess cash that I don't use on groceries. So this summer has been filled with nabbing FF and Resident Evil titles.

Also, college. Talked to some people from IWU today, I'm not cofident enough to apply yet. It's a GPA thing; I've heard that they're vicious. But the guy at the counter encouraged me...meh. Whatever.

One parent is pushing for Cedarville, and the other is pushing for something cheap. It's really a toss-up at this point, but I'm liking Wright State. Their programs just appeal so greatly to me, and their art center is brilliant...And their teaching program is pretty strong. Only other places to check are Bowling Green, Cedarville and maybe IWU.

Also, this is to anyone else out there. Are colleges sending you a bunch of crap, asking you to apply? I'm getting junk from Illinois, California, Florida, Nevada, and other random states. I mean, do they even LOOK at what your interests are, or ACTs, or GPA? All the tech school junk mail makes me laugh. Buncha n00bs.

Work is boiling down to the last final days, and it'll actually be pretty sad to leave them all. We all hate the work, but manage to be pretty good friends.  Guess I'll have to see 'em outside of work, anyway. Le sigh...

Well, that's what's going on today. School is coming up soon...Time for the First-week checklist.
-Get choir sheets.
-Plan for Worship Team, several teams per week.
-Prepare selection for Resounding Joy (Honors Choir).
-Prepare a FUNCTIONING Gospel choir.
-Vote for yearbook positions.
-Turn in over 9000 AP Assignments.
-Prepare for friend hug-tackling. Should last for about a month.
-?????
-Profit!

Summer Lessons. Achtlung!

This summer has been intense.
I've realised so much of my life can be sucked into one thing, or multiple things, or millions of things.
There's been tons of hard work, responsibility, and real decisions. I mean, REAL decisions. Like deciding if you can afford to eat this week or not.
There've been people who've stuck by me, and people who've just dropped out of my life without a second thought. People who I always thought would be there; people who said they loved me, said we're friends, said that we'll always be together...they split for other things, other people, other goals, and some even sank into drugs.

In fitting with this, I've truly tasted my first bit of living in the world. Not living of the world, and not being a part of it. Only living in it...no being sheltered in my nice little Christian school.

It's actually no different than anything else I've had to face all these years, just with the addition of saying 'no' to random people who ask me to go to bars and such. Blech.

I really do miss a certain, unspoken friend. I miss her a lot. But I'm afraid she's passing through life at too quick a pace, and I've been left in the dust...But hopefully I can confront her someday.
For that to happen, though...this summer needs to be done.
Bring it on, school. This time, I'm more than ready.

Summer~ and a Meme.


Yay! I can finally relax now. Kinda.

I'm picking up a ton of hours at work to be able to afford basic things. College laptop, random expenses, Resident Evil games that I forgot to grab because I'm an lolnoob,  and a crapload of other expenses that come with being a super-strict-budget household senior. Even though I think I'll be blowing some of that money on [possibly] Ohayocon and a super-awesome musical coming up. And that would be 'Kiss Me, Kate', coming to Playhouse South. I'm auditioning for an ensemble part, because the people there are freaking awesome. I'll be lucky to get a space anywhere >.<;; But I'm going to attempt to blow them away with a great song from Les Miserables. Auditions are this upcoming week...Wish me luck? ^-^

Movies at the Greene, anyone? :D 
There's a bunch of awesome crap in theaters. Lessgo d00dz

Anyway, hopefully this thing will stay updated. Aaaand...Meme.

Meme! :D

1.  Rock star name (first pet, current car)
Scooter Intrigue (XD)

2. Gangsta name (favorite ice cream, favorite shoe)
Chocolate-raspberry Machine ( o.o; )

3.  Native American name (favorite color, favorite animal)
Inky Wolf (>3)

4. Soap opera name (middle name, city where you were born)
Alex Dayton. wtfcakes

5.  Star Wars name (first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of your first name)<---Not how it works, 'ya ho-bags
Litke

6. Superhero name (2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
Silver Chai [Oooh...]

7.NASCAR name (first names of your grandfathers)
Gabe Logan

8. Dancer name (favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy bar)
Drakar York [:3]

9.  TV weather anchor name (5th grade teacher's last name, major city that starts with the same letter)
Faulkner Finklesworth ---couldn't think of a city that starts with 'F'

10.  Spy name (favorite holiday/season, favorite flower)
Christmas Bleeding-heart

11.  Cartoon name (favorite fruit, article of clothing you're wearing right now)
Grape Boot-straps

12.  Hippie name (what you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Mocha Willow

13.  Movie star name (first pet, first street where you lived)
Scooter Hillcrest

I tag stuff.

The Pickle?!


Okay, so...life's getting a bit more than insane.

Spring break will be crazy for work, then running around with friends that I rarely ever see.
Preparing for the ACT and college stuff, signing up for artsy summer camps. Town Hall stuff. Tennis matches.
Community service? Maybe.
I just want chemistry to freaking be over already. And math.
Next year will be amazing. Beyond amusing. Fantastic.
Unless something screws it up. Bound to happen.
But at least there'll be no math or science.
It's time for a break... Haven't touched my PSP since down time in the play.
It needs to be pet. It's my child.
Just one more day.

I want my Sephiroth plushie, darnit...

Miracle of Miracles.

Ah, life's going pretty well. Still struggling to the death with math and science, but I'm hanging in there. Art class is going wonderful since my art teacher is letting us listen to iPods during work-time. I stay so focused with my awesome podcasts that I'm actually kinda sad when class is out. Mr. Gnagey is a wonderful instructor, the rest of the school needs to get over his rather sharp personality and just listen to what he has to say. I've learned more form him than I could probably ever learn from our old one... No offense to her.

I'm happily single again, emphasis on happily. I think I like being single better, because there's just so much more independence. Aside from that, work has shortened my hours so that I'm only working four hours a week. Four. FOUR. My last paycheck was worth twelve bucks, in which I had to buy new work pants. That's pitiful.

Since I've been working on my musical frontier, I'm thinking of what I want to save up for. Already wanting an iPod touch, so this may be hard. I've got a guitar and broken violin, but saxophone jazz is just awesome all the time. Birthday is also coming up! Whoo! Won't be getting anything, but still! I'm surprised that the years have passed so swiftly, it's just an amazing event. Seventeen... Does this means I'm not allowed to like adorable things anymore? D:

Long story short, I'm addicted to "We're mean because you're stupid" and tons of musicals. Oh, and Chopin, Emilie Autumn, Smashing Pumpkins, and grapes. Yum.

//Al

Back off!


Exam week. Need I say more? Ok, I really don't need to say more. But I will.

So our evil chemistry teacher of death decides to plant a super death bomb on my grade, which leaves me open to attacks from many other people (Math teachers, parents, nerdy freshmen that think they own the world, etc.). How? Well, I'll tell you! I don't know. But somehow, it all started with Mrs. Moore being a troll and shelling out failzorz grades to me. Meeeehhhhhhh.

But! There is still hope. For J-term, I'm taking Advanced Composition with Mrs. Gord, and Advanced Brit. Lit. with Kurz. Gord and Kurz. SQUEEEEE. These two teachers are the most influential people for my graduation sequence (Plus Mrs. Caldwell...but only because she's a drama genious. As an English teacher? Meh.). At least this will earn me my heavily desired GPA, which [thanks to science and math] is getting the short end of the stick. ACT's and SAT's coming up in April, too...Any seniors out there wanna give some tips? ^_^;;;;;;;

Um...Playing Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Oh. My. Dog. It's a complete work of genious, no exaggerations. At the beginning of every battle sequence, a computerish woman voice chimes, "Activating combat mode...". As small as it sounds, it adds an amazing little feel to an already stellar combat system. Um. I'm nerding out again...
Also got Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy Tactics: WOTL....*Scuttles away*

And I think that covers it. What did we learn today, kids?
-Alex is in gospel choir
-Chemistry teachers may or may not be fail
-Cleavers are yummy dangerous
-People give presents even when you TELL THEM NOT TO, dangit
-Spaghetti.
-Alex is in the musical, but only as a small part. He is debating whether or not he wants to skip it and perform in Town Hall.
-Don't ever, EVER, make a promise you can't keep. 'Cause guilt will make you do the impossible to fulfill said promise ;~;

Cheers,
Al

Writer's Block: Titular Heroes

Kurt Vonnegut's books have great titles, like Breakfast of Champions and Slaughterhouse Five. If your life was a novel, what would the title be?
"Severed Fate ~ Learning how to confess your unspeakable past."

...Makes a lot of sense to me. *Hides*

THIS IS CHRISTMAS!

Christmas is less than a month away, and I'm flat broke. All funding is going out the window, and I'm going to get the next paycheck in...a week. Whatever. Anyway, what I want to ask people from school and beyond is...don't get me anything. Please. Don't make me anything, spend money on, or just DO anything. I'll only be able to afford a few select people, and I hate not being able to give in return...so exchange with your other folks. Ok? ^_^ Besides, I've never liked getting gifts. Giving them is much more fun, because...well I don't know why. Just is.

With that said, I'm heading to Colorado again for Christmas. Should be pretty awesome, considering the mountains are amazing... Nothing in the world like it.

And...that's all today. Cheers.

Al

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