Important things that have happened in the last 4 years: 1. We finally found Kennedy's head 2. Michael Phelps won the Pot Olympics 3. Saddam Hussein ran for Senate or something, I don't remember 4. I learned to read
So in summation, it has been a pretty good four years. Here's to like 2 more, before eventually we all leave the internet to become Amish, which will be a huge fad in 2015. Just wait.
Surviving in areas around DC post-shutdown is hard. Tea Party militias roam the streets, while Harry Reid has ascended to the role of underground gladiator fight organizer. Sometimes I look outside and see interns, wandering the street. They're like sheep, straying too far from the flock.
Also I'm failing Physics. My basic knowledge of "things that go uppy must come downy and things that go downy don't always come uppy" is not enough to support myself in this class.
Update on my lifeEveryone seems to be doing "Life Update" journals so I might as well hop on the bandwagon.
I've started school again, been back for about a week. The workload has been stressful, though my classes are easy so I'm very happy with that. I'm taking some challenging classes this year (AP Comparative Government, AP Lit, AP Calc AB, AP Programming [which is Java], Physics) but I'm also really excited, because Senior year supposedly takes a huge drop in difficulty after Christmas.
I'm applying to colleges now. My top schools right now are Dickinson College (in York, Pennsylvania) and Northeastern (in Boston). I'm absolutely terrified about everything relating to colleges and I'm a complete nervous wreck because of it, though I'm drowning that out with excessive YouTube watching and Skyping. I, for a long time, thought that I'd like to do something with computers and programming but realized that I don't actually want to do that and kind of want to do something with History, which is a subject that I've always enjoyed.
I've been replaying Fallout: New Vegas. Absolutely amazing game, though I completely fanboy over it so my recommendation should be taken with a grain of salt. Waiting on GTA V to release so I can play that forever, because it looks phenomenal. After GTA V comes out, the only games I'm really looking forward too are Destiny and Pokemon X because fuck yeah majestic deer.
My summer internship wrapped up really nicely. We went to Capitol Hill, and met one of the Maryland Senators and three of the Representatives. I have to file my community service hours I got from working there with my high school, and I'll be eligible for scholarship money because of it.
And that's about it, thanks for reading. I want to be consistent in writing more journals, possibly get around to posting that list of everyone I met at RTX. All around, I want to be more active here on the site and I'll try to when time allows.
But that means more of my opinions. And trust me, you all don't want that. ;D
So today was my first day of senior year of high school. Before school let out in May, I was convinced I wanted to go into computers and do something computer science related. About halfway through July, I realized that I don't really have a mind for that. I thought to myself, "What else can I do that I enjoy?"
After briefly pondering that, I gave up. Weeks later I'd eventually realize that history is also an interesting field that I've always been passionate about.
So back to the main part of the story. Today, because of scheduling errors, I had to go in to see my counselor 3 times, get two schedule changes, and eventually rearrange my entire class schedule.
tl;dr: I am now taking sociology instead of the C++ class my school offers. Also what the hell is sociology?
I realized that last night on Teamspeak I launched into an angry rant about a myriad of topics, ranging from what new console I'm excited for to the Syrian revolution and the failure of the West to give a shit.
So, I want to clarify a few points:
1. I am not only excited for Destiny and GTA V, those are just the only ones I want to buy on release date. I'm also excited for Pokemon X and Y, but might not be able to get it on release.
2. Matt Damon would make an amazing Robin and fuck you for thinking otherwise.
3. "Syria No Evil, Hearia No Evil, Speakia No Evil" was a tasteless and unfunny joke, and I apologize.
4. Saying the Playstation 4 was the second coming of Christ was offensive to both people who believe in Jesus and people who don't want the world to get Raptured. I'd like to correct my statement. The Playstation 4 is the second coming of some lesser, non-offensive apostle.
5. The Jews don't really own the media. If we did own the media, trust me, you'd be seeing a lot more from Jon Stewart and that one Jewish cop from Law and Order.
Thanks, and I hope we can work around my bizarre, half conscious late night ramblings. Only you can prevent forest fires, or some shit.