*Auburn was amazing! I fell in love with the campus and university and it's definitely where I want to go now. I finished Crime and Punishment and am now on page 194/357 in my government book, so slowly but surely making progress. Work continues to go well, I met my sales goal each of the three days I worked last week, so YAY! School starts for me in 2 weeks and 2 days, and the anticipation is killing me! My schedule is as follows: Calculus, AP Biology (2 class periods), AP Government, AP English, College Living Skills, and AP Psychology. I know it will be really tough, so I want to go ahead and start; kind of like anticipating a dentist visit: you know it will not be pleasant, but the waiting is worse than the actual root canal.( esp. because at the dentist's office, they give you novacaine!:) )
*Gospel Meeting went well; did not see too many of you there; feel guilty? Nah, I'm just kidding! I did see LB, hurray! I only was there 3 nights, Thursday night I was not feeling well and Friday night I had to work.
*In other college news, I am no longer too interested in UA or USM. I have sent my application, scores, transcript and whatnot to UAB and Auburn so far. I will probably do the same for Samford and UT I suppose. UT I really don't think I should waste my time, because I really don't think they would give me enough money to persuade me to even *consider going there, but Dad really wants me to apply, so I will. Samford I think is a good idea because it is here in Birmingham, has the major that I want (molecular biology), and is a very nice small quaint school. I have a campus visit to UAb scheduled for Friday at 11 am, so I need to get one set up for Samford too, then decide if I will indeed apply there.
Well, I'm off to drown my brain in more summer reading.
* Gospel Meeting at Oak Mtn. Church of Christ July 15-20! 7 p.m.
* Tomorrow I am making my first ever trip to Auburn, Alabama, to tour the campus and so forth. I will be taking my digital camera, so no worries, ya'll will get to see pictures; I'm super excited. I have sent my application, transcript, ACT scores, and am in the process of sending my AP scores to AU, so I am almost on my way! Yay! Now, I just have 4 to go: USM, UA, Samford, and UAB. Senior year is already exciting, and it hasn't even officially started!
* In summer reading news, I have only 65 or so pages left in my first book, then I will be starting my government book. After I finish my government book, I will start my *other English book, The Invisible Man. Needless to say, by the end of the summer, I will be quite enlightened, having read three books of three hundred pages or more in less than three months. It'll all be worth it when I graduate Summa Cum Laude .
You have a pimple.
Not a big deal.
You don’t have a new car.
Not a big deal.
Not a big deal.
There are people all around you,
they’ve got bills they can’t pay,
children they can’t feed,
diseases they can’t cure.
You have a pimple?
You don’t have a new car?
You’ve got it made.
Good morning! I was just watching My Super Sweet Sixteen and I had some thoughts and observations I would like to share. One boy spent nearly $300,000 on his party; I'm not even kidding. The crazy thing was, he was ranked number 9 on the countdown of "blinginest" parties! What was number 1 then? The thing that amazes me is the one thing that all the people on that show are obsessed with: impressing their friends. They all say basically the same thing: "If I can't have the biggest sweet sixteen party and blow all my friends away, I don't want to have a party at all." My first thought is that this is why something is severely wrong with the way our society is structured: Some people are able to spend $300,000 on a *party when other people are starving and can't even afford to go to the doctor because they don't have health insurance. It is seriously frightening what our society has become, what we as individuals have become. I work at Sears and we did a charity drive for an organization called Heroes at Home, which helps military personels' families make repairs to their houses. People would come and buy a $2,000 tv and not even want to give $1 to help someone else. These are all extreme examples, but here are some questions:
1. How am I spending my money? Am I so obsessed with having the latest clothes, video game, book, whatever stupid thing I want, that I can't NO *won't help someone else?
2. Do we think God was kidding when He *commanded us to help others, especially fellow Christians?
3. What are we obsessed with: impressing our friends and others, or impressing God?
Let's see, here, several things to discuss:
-Huntsville is very nice; I totally consent to living there for a summer. Downtown actually has trees; what a foreign concept, right? The buildings aren't too tall, so a lot of sunlight gets in, unlike downtown B'ham. Huntsville downtown buildings are also in very good repair. We attended the Jeff Road congregation, where some real nice people attend, among whom is Katie S. The only bad thing about my trip was that my parents drug me to a million subdivisions looking at houses we might buy, etc. It was quite boring. Lunch was terrific though; Atlanta Bread Company is superb! It's such a shame we don't have those here. There was a beautiful park downtown, called Big Spring Park. There were little ducklings swimming around in the pond, and there were weeping willow trees; it was very nice. Unfortunately, my digital camera died right as we got to the park, so no pictures of that for now, but next trip for sure.
I got my Senior Pictures made today; I really hope they turned out well; I think they did. Boy the wrap thing they make you wear is quite odd to say the least. I felt like a model though, getting all those pictures taken of me. :) It's not often one gets to feel like a model.
I went to the mall tonight with my mom and I saw a dress at Parisian's that I had tried on months ago. It was marked down to $32 from $200 something. The only problem was, it was too low, and it couldn't be pinned sufficiently. So my reasoning was: Not getting it will just make my crown prettier. Know what I mean?
*Applying to Auburn
I applied to Auburn tonight, as I saw that they were taking applications for Fall 2008. I wanted to get my application in as early as possible, to ensure good housing, ample scholarships, the works. I'm also going to apply to UT, UAB, and Samford. From there, it'll just be a contest to see who gives me the most money to go where. Fun stuff!
*AP Exam Results
-I scored a 4 on the AP English Language Exam, giving me 3 hrs of credit should I decide on UAB, or 3 hrs of credit should I decide on Auburn.
-I scored a 4 on the AP Spanish Language Exam, giving me 8 hrs of credit should I decide on UAB, or 8 hrs of credit should I decide on Auburn.
Just imagine how much credit I'll wind up with if I pass all the AP Exams I'm going to be taking next Spring: English Lit., Bio.,Gov't, and Economics.
This is always exciting; now I can afford to hang out with friends and maybe open up a savings account so I'm not destitute during the school year when I can't work.
Shadespark the Terrifying :)