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UH. I think I deleted my other post. So you guys probably didn’t see it. I hope. OH GOSH I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING ON THIS SITE. D8

…so. I wrote this post already, but then when I tried to put a picture in, I clicked “Post a Photo” instead of “Insert Photo” because NITWIT BLUBBER ODDMENT TWEAK, which deleted my entire post. and also resulted in me posting a screenshot that was still funny but also slightly out of context. OH NOES.

BUT THAT’S OKAY. BECAUSE I GET TO INTRODUCE MYSELF ALL OVER AGAIN.

I’M ALEX! ūüėÄ Unfortunately, I’m not a Whovian… but… I have other redeeming nerd obsessions. probably. >_<;; And looking at everyone else’s introduction post, I guess I should also have a warning/disclaimer type thing, since I also tend to write informally. and also sporadically neglect capitalization rules at beginnings of sentences… but I make up for that with random bouts of CAPS LOCK.

Actually, I use Shift. BUT that is another story for another time. In the meanwhile, I will try (again) to post screenshots of amusing Tweets of the JOHN GREEN. DFTBA YO.

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https://twitter.com/realjohngreen

-ALEXXXXXX. ūüôā

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Thoughts on the First Day of School.

Today, was my first day of school, as you might have inferred from the title of this post. Yippe. No more endless days of doing pretty much nothing (read: watching Doctor Who and Graham Norton reruns). Now, I have to go to Geometry, Chem, and/or French in the morning, snd English, Gym, Finance and/or History in the afternoon. I have to surround myself with Actual Human Beings, and I have to Deal with them.

However, I have to admit that m y first day as a Proper Sophomore wasn’t bad at all. I started off with Chem, in a class ¬†where I only actually know four people,¬†including¬†one of the teachers. We got to¬†play¬†with Legos (read: we performed an activity involving Legos, all in the name of scientific inquiry), and do pretty much nothing for about twenty minutes. Since Chem (and really all the science courses that require Lab Time) has block periods once in the four-day rotation, I had a free second period. I was more than ready to spend the following hour laughing to myself whilst reading Libba Bray’s¬†Beauty Queens. I highly recommend it, along with ¬†the rest of her works.(I¬†‚ô• Libba). Luckily, Ari–a friend of mine from last year’s Latino Fest–happened to have the same free as I, so we spent the whole period roaming the building, and looking for people. We found Maddy in her Finance class, and Elizabeth in what presumably was her History class.

We both had French next, so near the end of the period we headed up to the third floor, and waited across the hall, in between rooms 322 and 324. When the bell rung, I saw Danny walking out of his French class (in Mme Pretat’s old room!), and said hi and agreed to work on some Club Fair posters later.

Madame Palumbo is such a contrast from Madame Pretat, I daresay. These two are incredibly¬†different. Mme Palumbo is a French native, and therefore speaks flawless French. It sounds so… pretty when she speaks it! She also seems to have her wits about her, in a way my former teacher didn’t.¬†¬†She seems to know how to control a class, although it really is hard to tell on the first class. (I think I should add that Mme Pretat was a very nice lady, but not nescessarily the best teacher. She discussed¬†the Deschanel sisters with me during class, for chrissakes! and she didn’t really¬†know how to explain stuff to people. Or how to shut people up).

My last class of the day was Geometry, and both of my teachers seem not only really nice, but really¬†able to explain everything appropriately. She even gave us Hershey’s Kisses. They had us do a worksheet on finding patterns–both numerical and shape-y. I felt like I was back in grammar school.

I’m actually excited for the classes I had today, although I wish I could say the same about the people in them. I know very few (if any) of them, but it seems that they aren’t the types I would voluntarily hang out with because if they read, it’s because they are¬†forced to, and that is something I’ve personally never understood, and because they give off Decepticon Vibes, and are therefore not made of awesome. I shall reserve judgement for later on, when I have more data to go on by, like you know… October!

I hope all of you who have gone back to school, or will do so in the near future have a great time. Remember to keep an open mind, and try not to focus too much on the 20+ episodes of Twin Peaks waiting to be watched after school.

As they say in my hometown, DFTBA!

and yes, I did just quote John Green.

Cheerio!

 

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The End of Summer (is almost here)

Just looking at your calendar you might have realised it was coming: The End of Summer.

It can’t be!

It’s only August!

When did this happen?

When did the months of doing nothing (or everyhing, if you’re that type of person…) go?

Is it true, that I won’t be able to wake up at ten a.m. and go to bed at midnight? that I won’t be able to spend the whole day watching¬†Criminal Minds and inevitably falling in love with Matthew Grey Gubler? or watching (hideously DOBLY-ed)¬†Bones re-runs with my Bonehead grandparents? Or yelling at BBC Entertainment (because they don’t get BBC America in South America…) for not playing¬†Doctor Who, but instead showing endless episodes of¬†Dragon’s Den, or¬†The ‘F’ Word, or the mind-numbing¬†Top Gear¬Ļ? Or actually just laying on the couch like a useless lump? Are you serious?

What?

Do I really have to start getting ready for¬†SCHOOL? Getting ready as in going to bed at not-midnight, and waking up in time to go to the gym with Mom? and then walking the dog(s) and making breakfast and, like, studying? Has the world gone mad? I’m sure it has, but there really is very little you can do asides from becoming a hermit, or getting home-schooled. ¬†If you have no interest in either of the two previously mentioned options, you can only make the most of whatever is left of your summer vacation, which in my case is about two weeks. Here are some ideas!

‚ÄĘAre you a Whovian? even if you’re not, be sure to watch the Series Seven Premier: “Asylum of the Daleks” sometime on the 25¬≤th (of August). Have a viewing party with your fellow Whovians, or try to convert your friends.

‚ÄĘRead! you do know¬†The Perks of Being a Wallflower is coming out as a movie in september, right? go to your library and find it! or The Hobbit! or even stuff you know you might have to read in school at some point, like say,¬†The Great Gatsby or¬†To Kill a Mockingbird or¬†Franny and Zooey! there are so many good books out there that can get you back in the swing of things, so that come September you don’t feel like a drone looking at words on pages. If you don’t like classics try any one of John Green’s books (which will ideally make you ). Or Harry Potter, or Douglas Adams’¬†Hitchhiker¬†“trilogy” or really anything by Libba Bray and Maureen Johnson and Kathy Reichs and ALL OF THOSE AMAZING YA AUTHORS OUT THERE!

‚ÄĘLearn how to cook. I’ve learned how to make lasagna and Actual-Not-From-The-Box Mac & Cheese. I also might have food-poisoned my cousin, or he might actually be lactose intolerant, and should not pursue a carreer in acting. I go for the latter.

‚ÄĘGo all DIY Queen/King. Ellen posted some really adorable DIY’s earlier this month, so go check them out! You can also check out Rookie Mag’s Denim Jacket DIY, or this Brain Soap DIY, or THIS STRAWBERRY JAM one!or you could learn how to make ZINES!, or CARDBOARD ROCKET SHIPS!¬†and even Saddle Shoes¬†and Bee Hives¬†and Hair Bows. Rookie has so many awesome DIY ideas! just search DIY and go through eleven months’ worth of archives. Personally, I’m very tempted to make a Nerd(fighter) Denim Jacket.

‚ÄĘExercise. I’m not a big fan of this one, but I do know that after two months of doing Nothing, my body needs to get used to doing Something. And paying attention to What I’m Doing. Also, all this Doing Nothing hasn’t made me any less Neville Longbottom-ish.

‚ÄĘStudy. Not a big fan of this one either, to tell you the truth. Especially when it comes to Math. However, this year I’m determined to get, at the very least a B. Maybe then I can convince my parents to let me go to Midnight Showings at the local Movie Theater, or you ¬†know, LEAKY CON 2013!

‚ÄĘWrite. I’ve been doing quite a bit of that, with this blog. I’ve also tried to get back into writing fanfiction, but unfortunately I haven’t had either the time or the inspiration, as per usual during The Most Dreaded Summer Hiatus Time. As soon as¬†Bones starts up again, on a hopefully NOT SUCKY NOTE, I should have a few pieces up. Also, looking at pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch and Jim Parsons being their adorable selves makes it impossible to write.

‚ÄĘWait. Wait for your school ¬†schedule (try saying that with a posh British accent!) to come out! wait for your favourite re-runs of¬†Gilmore Girls or¬†Star Trek¬† to come on. This is why my sister and I live glued to the iPad. WE CAN WATCH ONE SHOW ON THE TELLY AND THE OTHER ONE ON THE IPAD AND ANOTHER ONE ON THE LAPTOPS.

‚ÄĘHave Fun. You can do that by doing pretty much everything on this list.

Have any other ideas? LET ME KNOW!!!!

Also, READ THIS! I read it over fifteen times, at different points of my freshman year, when I was feeling very teen-ager-y, and moody and weird.

DFTBA‚ô¶

¬ĻI don’t know very much about cars, except how to drive them. I’d be perfectly happy with a tiny, adorable car, without having to know how many horses it has, and how balanced, or whatever it is. BTW, If I had a Bug, I would get it eyelashes.

¬≤The BBC America web page is giving me a headache. IT WON’T TELL ME WHEN IT AIRS!

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