iceman422

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from Boston, MA, soon to be Providence, RI

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    • Old entry about college stuff

      12 years ago

      iceman422

      So as 2006 comes to a close, we all must perform the obligatory "This year in review" post. It's funny, because we almost have two "new years" in our lives- the beginning of the literal new year, and the beginning of the new school year. And it's funny because when we associate change over the course of a year, I think for everyone, the change occurs when a new school year begins, rather than the actual year. Wouldn't you agree? I mean I look back and I was only a junior about six months ago, but man have things changed since then. And when I think back even further to only a year ago, things were even more different, that I can hardly believe it's still the same year.

      There have been so many events that led to growth and development over the year- new friends made, old friends lost, crushing heartbreak, amorous affection. But I think the one event that changes people (at least their mentalities) the most is the college process during the end and beginning of senior year. We live in the fantasy world of high school for three and a half years of our life, seeing the same faces, living in the same familiar house, surrounded by the same friends. But then the college process starts and you start realizing that high school will shortly be over, no matter how much you loved or hated it, you're packing up your bags soon and leaving. The reality of it doesn't even really hit you until the end of November and beginning of December, when you and your friends will hopefully already know you've gotten into college. But every year it has gotten harder. Kids have to work more, do more, and succeed more in order to achieve the same results of classes earlier. The applicant pool increases by millions each year, while the number of accepted students stays relatively stagnant. Since more 2400, 4.0 president/captain of ______ team kids are applying each year, schools must employ another filter. Unfortunately for the applicants, that filter isn't always something they can control. So each year, kids who hope to go to HarvardPrincetonYale and have the statistics for acceptance, may be "screwed from the get go."

      Or are they?

      We have to begin to realize that while being accepted by any ivy league is impressive, that doesn't mean you're guaranteed to be successful post graduation. We love name brands- $4.00 Cheerios over $1.50 Shaw's brand Oat Os any day. You know it, I know it, those companies know it. Schools know it too. They depend on their name to attract "customers." But under closer inspection, on the undergraduate level, each ivy league school is pretty much the same, along with those "second generation ivy league" schools. So what does that mean? It means college is what you make out of it, not what it makes out of you. You can either choose to let the name shape who you are so you can fit in, or you can choose a college that fits you.

      After getting deferred, I've come to see the positive aspects of it. If I had gotten accepted early, I would not have applied to any other schools. It would have been great to be done right then and there, but that's just a temporary relief. Come spring time, I will hopefully have up to eleven schools to choose from, because I will have left those options open for myself. Also, the extra work that must be done will keep senioritis off my back for a few more months (although, Fred and I agree that senioritis doesn't really exist because we have scholarships, and then APs, and then getting a job...and more).

      I have no idea who's going to read this whole thing, I don't even really know why I typed it all, nor does it really have anything to do with the obligatory "2006 in review" post. I guess that'll have to come after the 1st.

      Anyway, this will probably be the last post of 2006, unless Sunday River proves to be UNFREAKIN BELIEVEABLE. Otherwise

      Happy Holidays, Congrats to those who've gotten in early- you deserve it, and good luck to those of us still waiting. We'll all end up somewhere great, and be successful, no matter where we end up. Just keep in mind, any school would be LUCKY to have you.

      Catch ya on the flip side.

    • Ever hear an asian man sing?

      13 years ago

      iceman422

      If you're curious to know what it sounds like, click here, go to music and click hi-fi.

      I know almost no one will check this, but I figured i might as well put it out there.

      Btw, everything is played/sung by me.

    • barthday

      13 years ago

      iceman422

      so another year has past.

    • you guys are assholes

      13 years ago

      iceman422

      you guys are assholes


      for seriously. My previous journal was about my tennis coach passing away and asking for grieving advice, and no one helps.

      When i make a frivolous journal entry, you guys comment.

      THANKS.

    • Passing

      13 years ago

      iceman422

      My tennis coach had a heart attack saturday afternoon and passed away. He was honest to god, one of the greatest men I had ever known.

      I've never lost someone close to me before, if anyone has any advice for me, it'd be greatly appreciated.

      I loved that son of a bitch

    • SAT

      13 years ago

      iceman422

      So I got my SAT scores back a week ago.

      2180,

      770
      730
      680

      Writing, Math, Reading respectively. My mom's making me retake it smiley10.gifsmiley11.gif
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      Most of you guys don't know much about me, but I perform a lot of stuff around the Boston area, including chinese yo-yo, aka diabolo, but the highlight of the performances (we've performed at first night Boston for years) is the dragon dance

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      we use black lights when we perform and it really looks pretty sweet.

      our dragon in normal lighting

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      I'm the dragon head, which is really damn big and heavy

    • The Early November

      in Forums > The Early November | Follow this topic

      iceman422

      Have a listen first, here.


      These guys have been my favorite band for quite some time, and though some of you may be thinking "oh they're just like any other punk/emo wannabe band." but they certainly have a distinct sound and flavor. They mix their CDs with hard rock, acoustic, and soft rock, and the vocals (on most of the songs) are first take. Basically they're really pure and raw, not some band who plays some ok music, and then has the studio fix everything. They don't use synths, they use live strings, and vintage amps.

      If you like their sound, check out
      i can make a mess like nobody's business, a side project done by the lead guitar and vox, Ace Enders.

      9 replies

    • Things you believed when you were a kid

      in Forums > Things you believed when you were a kid | Follow this topic

      iceman422

      ..and would otherwise still believe unless you were told otherwise by God.
      And no this isn't for "SANTA CLAUSE/EASTER BUNNY/TOOTH FAIRY" shit.

      I used to think that girls peed out of their butt.

      248 replies

    • I love Saddam

      13 years ago

      iceman422

      "Saddam Hussein stood up at his trial and shouted, 'I am not afraid of execution!' until his lawyers explained, 'You are not going to execute anybody. It's you that is going to be excuted.' At which point Saddam said in Arabic, and this is a rough translation, 'Ah, my bad.'" -Jon Stewart

      EDIT
      I read it in Time.



      punchlines

    • SNOWSTORM 05!

      13 years ago

      iceman422

      SNOW DAY

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      Pretty colors

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  • About Me

  • Comments (52)

    • Snowriel

      5 years ago

      hey you are even old as me!

    • Neoma

      11 years ago

      Summarizing you.

    • microphone

      11 years ago

      School doesn't take that much time. ...and most school work has to be done on a computer.

      game, set, match.

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      It says you logged in three days ago, next time you do at least say hay or something.

      WHEN DID YOU GET SO COLD?!?

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      Srsly, where are you?

    • bludawg7

      12 years ago

      another asian omg

      b my frienk

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      change "IMG" to lowercase FTW

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      BTW your img link "[IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/124626127.png[/IMG]" in your profile needs to be fixed.

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    • Duffman

      12 years ago

      THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      You are teh sponsorz! OMG WHAT?

    • chrischick

      12 years ago

      umhmm sure what ever u say

    • DeadParrot

      12 years ago

      wtf why did u neg mod masteredneck that is so lame u know if u were doing that just to stick up for ur little buddy then ur a jackass just like him so anyway i hope u have a nice day and have fun fucking youself smiley6.gif
      wtf why did u neg mod masteredneck that is so lame u know if u were doing that just to stick up for ur little buddy then ur a jackass just like him so anyway i hope u have a nice day and have fun fucking youself smiley6.gif
      wtf why did u neg mod masteredneck that is so lame u know if u were doing that just to stick up for ur little buddy then ur a jackass just like him so anyway i hope u have a nice day and have fun fucking youself smiley6.gif
      wtf why did u neg mod masteredneck that is so lame u know if u were doing that just to stick up for ur little buddy then ur a jackass just like him so anyway i hope u have a nice day and have fun fucking youself smiley6.gif
      wtf why did u neg mod masteredneck that is so lame u know if u were doing that just to stick up for ur little buddy then ur a jackass just like him so anyway i hope u have a nice day and have fun fucking youself smiley6.gif
      wtf why did u neg mod masteredneck that is so lame u know if u were doing that just to stick up for ur little buddy then ur a jackass just like him so anyway i hope u have a nice day and have fun fucking youself smiley6.gif
    • microphone

      12 years ago

      Oh yeah. But for arguements sake, you're wrong.


      And quite homosexual.

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      You did?

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      ROFF

      Way to have the kids mad at you.

    • chrischick

      12 years ago

      wtf why did u neg mod masteredneck that is so lame u know if u were doing that just to stick up for ur little buddy then ur a jackass just like him so anyway i hope u have a nice day and have fun fucking youself smiley6.gif

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      You got a random request from him to eh?

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      You have yet to change your avatar. Me thinks you just said that for the sex.

    • TheKing_

      12 years ago

      i r friend

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      u r women

      (long e)

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      +1 fuck you noob!

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      Oh my gawd are you dense.


      I GOT TIRED OF YOU LAME NO STAR SELF SO I JUST FUCKING MADE YOU A SPONSOR

      give it like a day or two.

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      r u srs? o.O


      You are now a sponsor. Way to fail google.

    • microphone

      12 years ago

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    • microphone

      12 years ago

      google translate it you lazy bastard.

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      Vous êtes maintenant un commanditaire

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      Hey fucktard, way to be a sponsor now.

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      I will be faster on the uptake next time.

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      Dude, that's a badass avatar. I wish I would have though of that...

    • Netdiver

      13 years ago

      btw jt_3d switched over to a new account

      mmmm don't get mad at me now...just sayin smiley7.gif

    • LIQUID_FAN

      13 years ago

      Nice profile and congratez on the awards.

    • Slimee

      13 years ago

      Dude, definately. oh man, such a crazy fucking night

    • darkstitch

      13 years ago

      Here.

    • RoadBlock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DONGS

      13 years ago

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    • Skudly

      13 years ago

      I dont think so.

      Why would he stillll be onto me?

      Hobbie says he knows who did it, but he wont tell me.

      I assume its gavino.

      He's been swinging his dick around a little bit

    • Skudly

      13 years ago

      some mod took away all my friends and posts.

      what a meanie :(

    • Dublyner

      13 years ago

      Sooner better than later.

    • Dublyner

      13 years ago

      Shirt = $14 see journal for info

    • NEZeni

      13 years ago

      We were near hindsdale, a tiny town. It was right on the corner of New Hampshire, we could to from Mass to New Hampshire to Vermont in like 15 mins.

    • iczcoldmac

      14 years ago

      fuck pokemon fuckem all gay ass shit

    • Show

      14 years ago

      Jeebus, c'mon man, the song was named in the video AND in the comments!

    • Razzy

      14 years ago

      Die, pokemon, die!!!!!

      Mwahahahaha.....

    • Halo53

      14 years ago

      For knowing so much about pokemon and being a bigger loser than I

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    • Halo53

      14 years ago

      Dome fossil = kabuto, right?

      Better be because thats what I took

    • lev_sco

      14 years ago

      Yet another Rvbfansite guy NIce to see cya again!

    • p3ngu1n

      14 years ago

      April 11th...#400...
      I could have sworn I was April 10th... but #2,000 something.
      What the fuck was I thinking...

      I need an old screenshot.

    • Tinuvielle

      14 years ago

      Helloooo Helen's lil bro!

      :) Ninja Gaiden rocks. I am sooo incredibly glad that game wasn't in my DVD case when I lost it.

    • DeadParrot

      14 years ago

      Yessir.

    • TheCape

      14 years ago

      n00b! Wassup?

    • Jarf

      14 years ago

      Holy shit it's iceman.

      Long time no see you slippery bugger.

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