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Spring Reboot

Hey guys. Know I have been absent for a while. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus (love that word). Which is to say that I promised my parents I would take a bit of a break from technology and the interwebz so as to focus on studying for a while. Unfortunately that included my Kindle, which, you should know, is my life line… being a biblioholic.

See I realized that I procrastinate by reading… more than usual. So I depleted it of battery and put it in a draw which was subsequently locked.

*warning to parents- do not buy kindle or books for children who like to read or else they will find no other meaning in their lives!*(just to be clear- that’s a joke. My parents are probably the only ones in the UNIVERSE who get to complain about kids who read TOO much)

And don’t worry Blade, I’ve got a reply all written out to you’re comment on the post I wrote about parenting advice. I just wanted to make it good but think I spent a bit tooo much time on it šŸ˜› It’ll be up soon though!

Anyways, I’ll be able to write again soon, once the exams start, on my down time. And to be frank, I CAN’T BLOODY WAIT! Writing anything for me is so… fulfilling. Almost as good as reading šŸ˜›

However, CClester had gotten me thinking a bit about my blog. Was I really approaching it in the correct way? I know there is no ‘right’ way to write a blog, but it had deviated from what I had intended it to be when I started it. So it’s time to get back on track. And I’m doing it with a bit of help!

Enter Jinx. My lovely friend who has made many digital art pieces for me, including the one that marked my thousandth view. She is soon to become my partner in crime! *applause*

We both have a lot in common and it’s no surprise we’ve become such good friends over the years. However we also have a lot of differences, so this should be interesting. Yet we are both really excited to have this new endeavour before us. So lets just look at what I want to happen next.

As you can see I’ve already changed my theme to signify this change. Looks kinda like you’re reading something off an old wooden desk, right? That’s the point!

The blog is going back to it’s roots of creative expression as well as a new addition. Jinx and I are going to be doing reviews, together, of literature, and movies! I’m really excited about this because we’ve been sharing books for a while, giving suggestions to one another and talking about them… something I’d always wanted in a friend before I met her.

And I’m sharing that with you guys. And throughout this, though, we are still going to be writing our views on various topics, world news, web news, etc. It’s just going to have less of a focus on me. šŸ™‚ Which I’ve always wanted.

Also, this way, with both of us having busy schedules, we can alternate duty to alleviate the burden a bit. Plus it will just be more fun this way šŸ˜›

So bear with me while I change everything about this blog ;P Kinda.. Ok the name will be changed to accommodate us both. We have brainstorming to do there. We found a theme we both liked that worked for the blog as well. Now I need to remember where it was that I saw how to add a writer to the blog… Anyone know?

I know it’s possible since my brother has a blog with three other men.

Also, I have a few posts that I’ve wanted to put up but haven’t been able to because the photos weren’t uploading and they weren’t that important without the photos, so keep an eye out for those! I think it might have been the theme stopping me there.

So all in all this blog and I both are going to be undergoing a lot of changes and WE all hope to see you soon.

Now how about some spring cleaning?

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Nearly there… ok half way there with a week end in between. Exams, thou shall not conquer me! (and advice to anyone who stresses over a test: Exams shall not conquer thee!) Seriously, its only an exam. Its not the end of the world (yet- when you are in grade 12 then you can stress. but still guys CHILAX!) and sorry to break it to ya Stressermans (hehe pun because I’ve been doing history revision on my Germany Depth Study- and yes, i know i spelt it wrong to fit the pun…) but the world? this lovely little planet we live on? Yeah it keeps on turning weather you make a booboo on your test, break a nail, hand in a homework late or for some of you *gasp* even if you make a, dare I say? Fashion Faux Pas!?!?! dun dun duhhhhhh!

Well anyways, we just finished a very long day of art exams. Six hours today, though next year it will be 10, TEN, hours of art work for our exam… swell… Ill put up a pic of my piece, though I didn’t manage to finish it yet because I had another exam that I had to do aswell for art of the day, and I missed some of the other lessons we used before the exam to work on it for other exams too. But luckily, I am granted extra time.

ANyways, tomorrow is another day packed with three exams, but monday, thankfully, I only have one in the morning, which means I can walk home (my sister will be joining me two hours later) but no rest for the weary. Oh no, I have MORE to revise. History and CHemistry. I know I;ve said before, but once again, my two most stressfull… most ANNOYING becuase they are so fiddly (if you get what I mean) subjects. They are both just sooo tedious and revision for them is sooo… tiring not to mention boring. Its practicly an invitation for your mind to wander…

Oh well at least I have the weekend! Right? I also have two halves of books to re read. Well on half and one very short one to skim read. I have a pretty good memory for books (I like to think that I have hardly forgotten a story- yeah maybe i forget the title, author or cover but the story sticks with me- since first grade when they read us “Poppy and Rye” by Avi. I Loved that book and the others that followed or preceded it.)

So really, since I have actually read both books unlike most of my classmates (ok half of my classmates) and understood them on a deeper level and done all the work I had on them myself, I have ALOT less work to do for the English Lit exam.

BTW the books are two really borring really depressing really… not-so-nice-I-can-understand-why-they-didnt-want-to-read-them, type books. They are “The Hand Maid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood (Gah what a horrible book- though I realise that I actually find reading distopian fiction gratifying and strangely enjoyed it on some level. I think I liked the deepre material, the historical refrences and the fact that it actuallly engaged my whole mind. It was however a good book to use to put me to sleep where as normally reading invigorates me, I sleep better after being aptly depressed by Ms. Atwood. Thank you for that!) and “ETHSN FROME” by Edith Wharton. ANother horrible, depressing, WAKE UP people books. Its one of those books where what happens is so obvious and the characters are soo bloody annoying (especially Mattie) that you just want to jump into the book and SLAP them and scream at them to wake up and smell the coffee. He loves her, she loves him, he is married, she is stupid, wife is sick, well not really just wants attention for once in her life, actually the only character i empathise with (think I might do the empathy question in the exam…hmmm…) But I still want to slap her too… no i dont. Shes too skinny and frail and sickly, if i did she woudl probably have an heart attack….

I also want to tell Wharton to wake up and get out of the marriage she was in when writting the book becuase her character really is Ethan for thats the position she is in.

Except I’m not crazy, and she is dead, and I believe in living in the present.

Ok, I better go refresh myself on my biology for tomorrow.

Nighty night everyone. Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

(that reminds me… I woke up today, to find my dog, on my bed (which she isnt normally becuase I dont let her) licking, no not my feet, no not my hand, no not my face… but my arm pit… seriously what goes through her head? it doesnt even make sense! Normally she has a fascination with my legs. And my mom had called my phone cause she had already left, and she actually said “Honey, you sound confused whats wrong did I wake you?” I said yeah she had woken me, but what I was trying to figure out was why the hell my dog was licking my armpit… shes never done something so disgusting before. Ok she licks my moms feet, but I understand that somehow even though they smell wretched! But Ive never heard of a dog licking an arm pit. Whats worse though is that she then preceded to try and lick my face… MEGA SUPER EeEeEeEeEeEeWwWwWwWwWww!!!!!!!! No way was I letting her get anny where near my face after that. it just felt sooo… well, ew. I cant think of another way to put it. I mean I had just taken a shower too so its not like I was all sweaty but still, its just the idea.

Anyways I felt really bad after that cause she looked heart so down heartened when I pushe her away from my face that I just had to give her a kiss on her head (she has this spot ont he top of her head that is perfet for pecks) and give her a nuzzle. I try to treat her like a dog. So I nuzzle her head under neath my chin, mixing our scents if we had scent glands (she does, I dont) but she still seems closest to me of the family becuase the rest treat her as a pet not a peer, and a daughter and a sister and a niece and a cousing both older and younger al rolled into one….

Ok now I really am exhausted.

I hope I dont find her licking me there again tomorrow morning… :S

Sorry

Not much is going to be going up for the next week or so… My end of year exams start this Wednesday and we end next Tuesday.

That means, unfortunately, fewer posts, fewer email, and less communications with my over seas friends… Sorry guys, I’ll be back sooner than you know it.

Needless to say, however that this period is so crucial because I really don’t feel prepared for some of my exams. History, chemistry, still need a lot of work, and physics and geography not as much but I’d still like to give them some attention.

Gography and physics, for me, are the second and third exams, so I better work on them alot today and tonight… History and chemistry are my last two exams.

Lucky me…

OOOhhhh! well thisĀ isĀ interestingā€¦

I’ve been a lil’ bit busy trying to revise. Its late now and I’m just about to go to bed, (no school tomorrow but I want to wake up early, do some yoga and then do some other work besides revision before starting on my studies) and I saw some news.

First of all, the blogg is nearing its 150 view mark!! Whippy! Who would have ever thought it’d last so long. I’m very honest with you guys. I thought the world would think I was dead boring and only talked about things no one cared about. Seems like that’s not fully true.

Secondly, I have my first subscriber!!! Haha! Never thought that would happen! Its one person but they have subscribed to two posts, but thats still something! (though I have a suspicion it might be a friend of mine… hmmmm…)

Thirdly, Missy my dear, I got your message but I want to give you my full attention and am a bit spacey and tired right now (this was supposed to be fourth but I forgot what was supposed to be third…). I will respond in the morning and also send you an email to explain somethings. It took me a while to realise too.

OHHH! THats it! FOURTHLY! I will write a proper post in the morning. Perhaps even with some pictures for you guys. THis blogg is awfully blah so I will add some nice pics as well as a profile pic of myself. It ought to brighten it up a bit, right?

THough I like the black background, not only is it… bold but its also ecofriendly!!! (that should help any readers feel a TAD better about using the energy to begin with! Im a bit happy knowing that Im putting out another ecofriendly site). Of course I had inspiration from my FAVOURITE search engine: http://www.blackle.com

Its just google, but in a black verison so all that horrible light isnt lost. Unfortunately you can not search for pictures on it… šŸ˜¦

Ok, I’m gonna be in trouble if I do not leave NOW (script trailing off cheesily like in a novel when the protagonist recieves a note but the writer of said note has been attacked or taken by surprise and does not finihs the sentence or even word though you all know the rest…)

SomeĀ thingsĀ NeverĀ Change

It seems to me, that after graduating from elementary school, every year is the same.

You start school, excited and hopeful, everything is hectic and… interesting. Then you get used to it.

Next the holiday season, always a busy busy hectic time of year for me. A couple of weeks before Christmas you can most certainly find me out of breathe, just keeping my head above water, being swamped by performances, exams, more performances, more exams, yet more exams, and oh yeah, those lovely little parties that we have to go to, even though we dont want to. You know, the office party type…

Then things calm down again. You get used to school again, after all the aches and pains of writting after going so long not doing so. By the times things are finally good… GUESS WHAT! More (dundundunnnnn!) EXAMS!!!!!!!!! Thats what I’m going through right now. THe concert, and performance era of the end of the year has passed, and now we just have the exams.

Its not so much the exams that I mind. I’m one of those students who keeps up with all the work when its done, like I pay attention in class and things sink in, so come exam time, for most subjects all I really have to do is refresh myself on what we did way back when in October or whenever. What I mind is the atmosphere at this time of year. Its full of suspense, and knowing that you should be doing (revising- I hate it for those few subjects that I really have to work for- if you must know, chemistry, physics and history) but knowing how desperately you should be doing something just makes you want to do it less… right? So instead I am writing to you guys at 10:40 pm after taking a shower, washing my hair, after having a ballet lesson, and jogging home… (yeah some other stuff happened in between… but I shan’t write about that here…) instead of revising, or more importantly- GETTING SOME SLEEP!

I probably won’t be able to sleep.

I can;t normally.

Just stay up late reading whatever I can. I love books. They are so phenomonal. THey are like a comforting good friend when you need them to be one, a wise teacher when you need them to be one, and best of all, they never get angry with you, or give you back talk, or get mad at you for giving them back talk, or even disagree with you… Ahhh, if only people were like books…

No I’m kiding, that would be one heck of a borring world, and I would hightail it out of there in a jiff!

I hope you guys find me as a friend or counsler when you need me to be one. I’m quite good at listening (or reading) so if anyone ever has any problems they would like advice on… or any oppinions, feel free to write! At my email: miraella_rose@yahoo.com, or as a comment.

Well its late, and I have school tomorrow (another thing which, unfortunately, never changes). See the fact that it feels soo much like summer (it was boiling recently but now feels more like autumn) makes school all the worse cuase you feel like it should be over tomorrow, but yet you know hyou still have all these exams, and more to learn… *sigh* will we ever break free of this awful cycle?

I’m terribly sorry if this is considered a short post but I am also waking up at 6 tomorrow instead of 7, and it is now nearly 11 and my hair is nowhere near dry. Ugh and I suppose I should at least get ready for tomorrow. Yay! its wendsday! for me thats a good day, cause it means I basibly only have good lessons. Double history which is really interesting, then double chemistry (heavy load for the morning but after that things lighten up) which can be either really good or really bad and never in between… :(. in the afternoon I have double art then Double PE both of which tend to be good except when our teacher makes us do lots of warm up rather than excersisesĀ  or if we are outside…

*sigh* now I’m not kidding this time. I’m leaving. This blog thing is addictive even if no one reads it (ha! so its no one, not noone. sorry we had a discussion about this in art today, couldnt figure out which it was… since its nobody and someone and the likes).

Goodnight eveyone! I hope you are all doing better than I am. (sore back- ballet-‘nough said).