I have no results from the 4 schools I applied to yet, probably will receive notice on Monday. I got a merit scholarship offer for 60k over 4 years from Mary Baldwin. This is an all woman's college in Virginia and not very known for their math and science programs. I probably will not be applying.
Got second place at the its academic competition which won $500 dollars for my school. Math team competition 2 is at Westlake on Monday so wish me luck on that.
I'm going to be doing some application-filling of my own! Yesterday all the eighth graders walked over to the high school to learn about their special programs. They gave us a big packet and said we could apply to up to three programs. The only program that really caught my attention was biotechnology. I showed my parents the packet, telling them I want to apply to biotech and they went all "You don't like science!" on me. If I don't get in, oh well!, at least I got some experiance with applications.
I feel like its time for another post, but I can't really think of anything to say. Instead I'm going to share with you my favorite picture I took at Thanksgiving. Why? Why not! This is also on my flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/halliejox123/
p.s. I think Linnea might be competeing with those puppies for "most adorable post ever"
keep guessing, if you're not bored with the narrative
I’ve heard them say that I’m pretty. Houseguests will walk by, and my shiny gold base catches their eye. Even though I’ve been picked up many times, I’m still a shiny bright gold. Sometimes people praise the intricate carvings in the gold metal. Others like the mosaic top. If I remember-- it’s been so long since I’ve been placed in front of a mirror-- the mosaic is a medley of flowers and leaves on a white background. The flowers come in many sizes, my overall size limiting them. They can’t grow like the flowers I’ve seen outside the window that bloom when spring comes. There is a metal faux braid enclosing them, like a lasso around a cattle’s neck. Of course, I can’t feel the pull of the rope like a cattle could. The tension never changes, I am always the same.
This is the first paragraph of a descriptive essay I wrote earlier this year...can anyone guess what it is I'm talking about? Its more like a very descriptive story. If you like it I can post the rest later.
I know what it feels like to be empty. For years, nothing has been kept inside me. I know that I’m not that big, but I could certainly hold a pair of earrings. I know how small they are. From my place on the shelf, I’ve seen girls put in their earrings, small shiny studs for school. I could hold those. It would be nice to have a use besides being a pretty ornament.
Stream videos at Ustream This is video of Shiba Inu Puppies and it is a live feed. I have spent far to long a time watching these adorable puppies sleeep and play, but it has added to my overall life quality :-D.ENJOY! <3eLLE
IF YOU DID CONGRATS You can get plenty of free crap if my parents got their act together i probably could of voted as well ( yes i blame you mom/dad) !
here are some free crap you can get:
Ben & Jerry’s - Free scoop of ice cream between 5-8pm.
California Tortilla - Free taco, but you must have an “I Voted” sticker. (DE, MD, DC, PA, VA, WV) I live by one btw
Chick-fil-a - Get a free chicken sandwich if you TURN IN your “I Voted” sticker to them. There are a few locations that are also running a promotion on Nov. 5 for another free chicken sandwich if you bring in your political yard sign.
Krispy Kreme - Free “Patriotic” donuts if you have an “I Voted” sticker
Starbucks Free small coffee if you tell them you voted
and my personal favorite if you are in Dallas and have your “I Voted” sticker, you can get a free laser tattoo removal session from 9am-9pm
Go Obama wooo and let me reiterate the Political Drinking Games click here and since i can not vote give me your free stuff
but surprisingly (or maybe not) i don't feel like celebrating it. too many rumors flying around the school... plus, i think my favorite part is the getting dressed up part/thinking of an interesting costume idea and i haven't had any of those. my pumpkin has not become a jack-o-lantern either because it will rot really fast once carved. but one year i did a pretty cool cat carving. that was definitely my favorite. but we're still handing out candy. we've had a couple people come by already this evening.
Hey i need a small amount of radium or uranium or some sort of radioactive material that is containing radium or uranium.. I was kind of hoping Gordon had a clue. It is to make a cloud chamber for my science fair experiment and i was thinking about using an old watch that has radiative material on it but it is to much weight so it can't work....
...is the easiest class ever! Except for maybe personal finance. But creative writing is a lot more fun than finance (especially since half my class is so slow at learning things). I had a "conference" today with my teacher and she loves my writing (not to brag, or anything). At least I have one easy class senior year!
So yesterday I went to the national museum of health and medicine( anyone know that existed?) with my friends Roxy and Brittney ( and yes they are girls!).
First off we were going to take the metro because we assumed the museum was with in walking distance. Then we found out the museum was in walter reed army base so we had to go get gps' because we had no clue how to get there. This led to a 30 minute drive with Roxy freaking out about driving through D.C. traffic. When we finaly got there we got our ID's checked and went around in a crazy loop to find the musuem. We eventually found the museum, got our id checked AGAIN, and then I had the fantastic offter to hold a real human brain. It was fantastic, and no it didn't feel weird (the brain was pasticized).
Then we had the crazy adventure back to the Waldorf Area before eventually getting home 6 hours after we left.
The election *Sigh* All I can say is I hope McCain doesn't win. ditto. idk what waldorf is like but there are very few McCain supporters up here...so if he wins there will probably be like a protest at my school...haha. Science projects It's annoying. My observations and data are due Nov. 3-14, which means I'll have to get to an art museum sometime soon. umm yeah not taking a science class this year...have fun with your project, haven! Art projects What art projects? in contrast to science projects, of course! i get to paint red-figure and black-figure vases in art history tomorrow. yay! Halloween I'm between being a park ranger and an emo. Andelle says she'll walk with my, but she wants to power walk and go all the way down the hill. Maybe my friend will offer me to trick-or-treat in her neighborhood I don't know what i'm going to do. Your upcoming birthday What can I say about it? It's in 10 days. Which means mine is in...13! Your tshirt hacking Umm...*cough* About that... get on that, haven! only uhhh another month and a half or so to go! The definition of "geek" What was Hallie thinking? Geeks for me are people who are really academically smart that flaunt it and are usually strong in maths and sciences. math, science, computer nerds...or wait! band geeks! sometimes they are the worst kind. The definition of "hippie" *shakes fist at Hallie* A person in the arts who loves nature, are not afraid to be themselves, and are generally all around awesome. people who go with the flow lol A book you are currently reading The Other Boleyn Girl...again. hey, i read that again a few weeks ago...there is a new Philippa Gregory book out and I really want to read it! But I need to pick a book to read for english class...any suggestions, anyone? A movie you saw recently The last movie I saw was a stupid Goosebumps movie on Disney channel, "Night of the Living Dummies, Part III", which made Andelle go hysterical about how crappy it was and how they could possibly have been two others. She screamed while watching it though, which was pretty funny. I saw "The Visitor" last weekend. It was pretty good, although it started slowly.
I don't really have a favorite cause, but since I (well, my friends and I) just led a discussion about education at our club, I'll talk about that.
"Education is the answer to everything."
By 2015, the U.N. wants to achieve universal primary school education. As of now, 150 million drop out of primary school after five years or less. These children are considered "illiterate" since 5 years is the amount of time it takes to achieve basic literacy. So...133 million "young people" cannot read or write. (I'm sort of cheating...this information is what we handed out at our meeting today, and I have a copy of it in front of me).
If one generation completes primary education--or secondary!--than the next generation is likely to as well. This, at least, what people are claiming. I think it makes sense. If parents believe that education can take you somewhere, they are likely to encourage their children to get an education.
The United Nations has 3 other development goals: sustainable development, health, and poverty (I always think it should be "eradicate poverty," since just saying "poverty" sounds like you are trying to create it rather than eliminate it). I think education ranks aboce these, in some ways, because with a strong education, you are more likely to be able to solve problems. Not that educating the whole world means there will be no more problems...
The club officers after School-in-Action night last spring...
My personal... geekness if you will.. I love the book Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card is a good sci fi writer, but I enjoyed Ender's Shadow much more. Beans point of view was more human and he was genetically altered super brain, so that is a radical way to view the world. After those two books the seieres branches out to the take over of the Earth and Ender being disenchanted with humanity, who then goes off to become a leader of a space colony... Who meet up with aliens that are pigs? idk never got that far hated that part, like space school better.
Sad part is I know people who would be offended by a person who liked Xenocide (the book... title refers to the killing of a alien species)
going back to geekdom and finding some foxtrot comics
<3 eLLE oooh... clarification XKCD comics not mine his
This one helps me get through the day some times. I am very sick lately and i am just trying to finish my English homework and get through Jane Eyre.. no offense to those Jane Eyre lovers out there, but when your head is dizzy its hard to read. I only have about 100 pages left so i am good. Happy Tuesday <3eLLE
Andelle has been bothering me about why I haven't blogged lately...so here I am, writing a post about whatever pops into my head. I practiced parallel parking and K-turns this afternoon. K-turns are so much easier. Except I practiced in the nearby elementary school parking lot and the wheels kept making funny noises because there was some loose gravel. I saw Nick &Norah's Infinite Playlist last night. It was ok. It was a romantic comedy...It was funny but it was really short, like and hour and a half, maximum. I guess it was a pretty cute story. I have been looking at new cell phones. They are almost all really fancy or really not pretty. There are a couple that I like...but mobiles are so expensive! My friends and I are making "senior" t-shirts...w00t class of '09! lol. This is one new tshirt that I'm getting that is not getting hacked...at least not for a while!
Today i got to wake up at 6:30 on a Saturday and drive myself to Westlake high school to take the SATs..for the 3rd time..
This is a really terribly boring and torturous experience. They claim it will only take until 12:30, but I never have been out before 1. In fact today was the earliest I have ever been out and that was 1:05p.m.
The only fun part was the ability to see some friends, because practically everyone there was from my high school. This was especially evident in the room we took it in out of 18 people there i knew about 12 of them.
My ultimate goal was to do better on the writing and reading section. I do not know if my goals will be reached but at least I will not have to take the reasoning test again.
It is already getting chilly out and the only reason I really notice, besides it being freezing when i go out in the morning, is that the classrooms at my school are ridiculously freezing or hot. My school despite its million dollar worth can not have a correct temperature. Quite frustrating... This leads to the discussion of which classes are the most comfy...
the science classes usually have the most consistent Economics class room is really really cold The trailers have controlled temperature that want to be uber fast so it goes either ways
This brings on the discussion of what class did you like most in school... Please Answer the Poll
P.S. You can vote more for more then one thing :-D
So I watched it last night with some friends (great way to spend a Friday night lol). Did anyone else notice that McCain was not wearing an American flag lapel pin?? Obama, however was wearing his. Will this cartoon come into play??
its just added stress to a day where i have two intensive tests >.<
I am also very sick, something i blame haven for. Earlier i had a stuffy nose and i sneezed a lot, know i have a very wrenching stomach ache. I just can't wait till the weekend so i can sleep off sickness and maybe get some stress off my back.
Oh and the electrical teacher who runs our robotics club at my school, who tends not to listen to us and gets won't let us have parts. Which is causing a lot of people to go to the principle to complain or even quit. That is not helping either.
Least suede is out of project runway.. and Korto finally won something
So, I do happen to know what Wednesday means for Andelle. At least I think I know what it means. For me, it means trying to run CHI meetings after school. (CHI means Columbia High School Inspired (to Effect Global Change)). Today's attempt was totally unsuccessful. We ended up sitting around and talking about random stuff instead of "saving the world" aka trying to raise awareness and money to support the four United Nations Millenium Developement goals: eradicating poverty, getting better healthcare and education, and creating sustainable resources. Specifically for South Asia. Our meeting today had a sad turnout of about 6 people plus the 4 officers (including myself) for a wonderful 10 people. Instead, we discussed the upcoming election...and other stuff. As for being "college bound" the guidance counselors have been telling us about the college application process. It sounds quite complicated. You fill out this. Send this here. Get this from the office then do this, this and this. Oy vey. Although I actually have been working on my college essay (!).
Because I have been subjected to millions of comments by people *cough Piri and Lona etc..cough* I decided to create a blog with my super November Birthday Cousin = HALLIE yeaaaa.... now all I need to do is officially tell her. ^_^
Welcome to my blog.. i am going to blog about my randomness and hope you find me interesting enough to listen.. or if you are related and want gossip you will probably read as well.