Driving a standard is pretty fucking awesome, if I may say so myself.
I mean, I'm not really good yet, and I still have real nail-biters when there's cars like 6 inches behind me on a hill and I have to start from a dead stop.
And it'd be good to get good, cause I'll have to be if I ever wanna drive to Seattle, cause it's not easy to drive anything there.
There's all sorts of REALLY steep hills right at intersections, some of which aren't easy even with automatics, you have to use the gas and the brake at the same time to stop the car from rolling back into the car behind you.
We are learning some interesting fucking shit in WHAP, actually. Still don't really like the class, but damn.
We were learning about Hinduism and Buddhism, and the differences between Western and Eastern Religions.
What some people didn't seem to think was so cool was that apparently Hinduism is older than not only Christianity but the Judaism it sprang out of.
Although, I guess, being a Christian, you probably don't believe in evolution and you believe the world started with God creating it and therefore there can't be an older religion than Christianity.
I don't know why I'm so fucking tired recently. I mean, last year I routinely got this much sleep or less, and this year if I ain't doing more work, I certainly ain't doing less.
I mean, I also got a lot of sleep last night. Over 8 hours, which is rare for me, I generally am VERY lucky to get more than 7, but very unlucky if less than 6...
First of all, today, in German class, the teacher was explaining something that I've been thinking about all day...
There's like this oppurtunity where you can apply for a scholarship program and go live in Germany for a year, and go to a German school and do all that German shit and speak the language, probably by the end becoming utterly fluent.
It really brings out the kid in you :P
I don't really like WHAP. The amount of unintelligence displayed each and every day is enough to give me a headache.
Although that's probably my lack of sleep that does that :P
Sleep is good. But I haven't been getting enough... I've had headaches like all day that sometimes turn into migraines and all sorts of thorny shit.
I wonder if I'm idealizing when I'll be able to drive...
So, my Jesus Fuck.
I was reading the Student Handbook they passed out, and I found something odd...
The consequence for a first offence of being found to illegally use or possess tobacco is a one day In School Suspension.
The consequence for a first offence of the same, but with alcohol, is a 45 day Long Term Suspension...
I don't understand why tobacco is something that's just like a "meh, just a little tobacco" while the punishment is the same with alcohol and say, cocaine...
So, I found out today that next Tuesday a guy from the swim team (the Mormon coach's son) that I've known for a while will be leaving for Brazil to go on a 2-year Mormon mission...
The schedule goes like this: wake up, have 2-3 hours studying Mormon scriptures and shit, then go hit the streets attempting to convert people to the true church of God.
That's basically what they do all day.
They can't masturbate, or use profanity, or have any drinks with caffeine, or alcohol or tobacco, or of course illegal drugs...
Well, I thought I'd give mah thoughts on the whole 9/11 business:
9/11 in itself wasn't actually that bad in most respects.
As for death toll and people killed, it killed what, almost 3,000 people?
I wanted to do a journal on swearing.
First of all, what do you guys think is the worst word in the world?
I always remember in like 3rd grade, there's always be the cool kids who would be like 'I know the worst word in the world!!!'
I was of course enamored with that, 'what is it?'
Then they refuse to say it aloud, only whispering it in your ear... 'BULLSHIT'
That awed me of course. Although I didn't understand why it was worse than shit, or even if it was.
and by "things", I mean what the really hot guy in Math class looks like.
I mean, my memory kinda blows, what with the minimal amount of sleep I get, which gives me a hard times sometimes.
I like English teacher, cause he's like this really philisophical guy who connects every single assignment to some totally different concept somehow, and we spend most of class listening to him basically think aloud about it.
Well, the subject today was short and long term memory, and how there are some things that are just etched in your memory and you don't forget them.
World History AP sucks...
The teacher's pretty cool.
I mean, half of it's my fault, here I've been working on a summer assignment that I had no way of knowing wasn't due yesterday, but is actually due tomorrow, and that I've put off to the very last day.
To make that a more happy prospect, I had a lot of tea, mixed with...certain other drinks.
And part of the reason I'm so miserable now is it's all worn off, I'm not done, and I have to drink shit tons of water to avoid hangover tomorrow, and it makes me feel sick.
I'm not sure who would be worse if elected president, Michele Bachmann, or Rick Perry.
I mean, Michele Bachmann I think has some actual intelligence and experience, but she blows it by pandering to a base of imbeciles, because despite her years of economic and taxing experience, she continues to preposterously maintain that S&P lowered our credit rating because we raised the debt ceiling.
If she doesn't know that's idiotic, with her experience, I don't know what to do, I'm desperately hoping she just knows that she has a base of ignorant fuckwads.
There's nothing good about it. In most months there's a holiday...
In September all we have is fucking Labor day.
As Andy Rooney says, when I think of Labor, I think of men pounding in railroad spikes in an arid desert someplace. I imagine that 99% of kids on Labor day only think about how school is starting, not appreciating the labor that everyone does all the time.
Memorial day, that means a little more to me, I might think of veterans and shizz on Memorial day and appreciate them.
President's day, nah.
Which is what I've been for the past 2 and a half months.
School starts on Wednesday, and I'm glad of it. I've had too much time of sitting and thinking by myself.
For some reason I've had an obsession with Mormons. I've been rereading Under The Banner of Heaven which is about them, and I've just been thinking how anyone could bear to be one.
Like, the Mormon missionaries have the following restrictions.
-They can drink no coffee, tea, alcohol, or caffeinated beverages, and can have no drugs or tobacco. (not so bad)
So, tomorrow I go to Mt. Rainier, tallest mountain in Washington, to do, uh, I dunno, shit.
Not climb it, mind you, there's like crevasses and shit and you need a guide to do it. Me and mah dad were thinking of doing that sometime...
Anyway, I won't have cell service or internet, so I'll be off the grid until Monday.
And I'll be glad of it, it passes time until Wednesday when school starts, which I'm actually excited for, because I've been going out of mah motherfuckin mind here alone at home, with not even my brother anymore.