Monday, May 3, 2010

procrastination will be the death of me

so, alot has happened since last week. i try to update as much as i can but i can never find the time to write them all down or something's always getting in the way so i always end up with these long posts instead. :P

firstly, i have a follower...? i was very surprised to find that out when i logged on to check things earlier last week. anyway, congratulations Miss Mayhem for being my first follower! i have no idea what interested you in my blogging rambles, but i hope that you enjoy. :D

last friday was the last day my chemistry teacher, mr. givens, worked before retiring. he had told our class since the beginning of april that he might be retiring by the end of the month because his mom's been in and out of the hospital going through surgery and stuff (and she's really old since mr. givens is vietnam war veteran old), but i didnt really think that he'd retire so soon, especially since we have finals in a couple of weeks.

but yeah, my class didn't even find out that he was retiring until that friday which was kinda sad. he didn't make us do any work since it was his last day with us (he didn't really make us work that much this month, really), so monica made a card and everyone signed it and we planned to all crowd mr. givens a minute before the bell rang to give him the card and say our farewells.

but when the time came, people from other classes came to our class to say goodbye, too, so we made this really big crowd around his desk, talking and reminiscing about things that happened during the year with him. some girls even started tearing (none from my class, tho) and i'm pretty sure i saw mr. givens wipe away one of his own tears.

it was sad. i hugged him on the way out for lunch after the bell rang.

i like mr. givens. i didn't like the tests he gave cuz they were super hard, but i like him cuz he understands that teenagers don't want to do homework or study over breaks so he never gave us any cuz he knew that we just wanted to chill. and i liked that he gave us free days and generally acted like a grandfather to us. well, more like an ex-marine grandfather who always threatened to skin us alive or write us up if we didn't sit in our seats and shut it when we were supposed to :P not like he ever went through with them. but yeah, i'm gonna miss him.

we had our new chem teacher today. he's also old. apparently, he's been retired since 2008 in december, but he's still working at the school which confuses me since i thought that retiring meant that you DON'T do it anymore O.o

i think that we're kinda screwed since the teach (don't remember his name...) hasnt taught chemistry since 1998, so he's learning along with us. and i really hope that his tests are easier than mr. givens cuz i'm right on the line of being able to exempt finals in there and i really want to or else my final's grade will just bring my average even lower.

but it was funny in class today because sankit pretended to be an foreign student who didn't really know english, speaking short sentences in english with an indian accent. mark and the others kept on speaking slowly and deliberately to him throughout the whole period (he just told us to read the chapter while he worked on a powerpoint for us so we just goofed off like usual) and he kept on acting innocent. i couldn't help laughing my butt off cuz it was so funny XD

i will have no life until my AP exams are over. my teacher has given everyone a buttload of homework and a project to do to help us for our exam next thursday, and i haven't even done a third of either of them yet. knowing me and my procrastinating ways, i'm going to have to pull all-nighters finishing them.
i didnt have any homework today and no tests to study for (they're all on thursday and friday for this week), so i should have done some of my AP homework. but what did i do instead? i finished reading a book -__-"

last thursday, alot of books that i had put on hold had finally came in and some books came in earlier in the week, so i had a total of 10 books on hold for me at the library in the end. that was ALOT to carry, so i figured i'd get it all that day instead of waiting to go on saturday with a chance of even MORE books coming in to go with the already big pile.

so around 5-6 mommy took me to the library to pick them up and i now have a ginormous pile of books to read since i didn't finish reading the other books i picked up from the library the week before. plus, i still haven't read any of the books i bought from amazon last month either, so i have lots to keep me busy till the end of the school year for sure.
but i have read alot of books. i finished reading The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray, Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, White is for Magic by Laurie Faria Stolarz, Miss You Hate You Love You by Elizabeth Scott last week and Keeping It Real by Justina Robson today.

The Sweet Far Thing was the last book of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy. it was good; kinda draggy in some parts but the climax was full of anticipation and action which made up for it. i'm sad that it's finally over and the ending was sad but sweet. i still can't believe that they couldn't get to stay together! i hate spoilers so i won't tell you the ending, but argh! they so deserve each other! and felicity and pippa's relationship came at a total surprise; i never expected it.

Poison Study was very good. i couldn't put the book down reading it. it's also the first in a trilogy (the only series i seem to read this year are trilogies, it would seem :P) and i can't wait for the sequel to come in from the library to see what happens next. yelena is a very good protagonist altho she was arrested for murder... and her relationship with valek is funny and interesting.

this book has so many different covers! i never knew until i started looking up for an image a minute ago. but they're all pretty :P  i like the second pic with her holding a pole or whatever it is :D

and this is the cover of the one i read from the library altho i can't find any better picture of it

White is for Magic is the second book from the Blue is for Nightmares series. it wasn't as suspenseful as the first book, in my opinion, but it still got me hooked trying to figure out who the stalker was, this time after her instead of her best friend. and i'm kinda sad that stacey and chad didn't work out since they seemed so good together from the last book, but with drea back in the picture, it was kind of obvious that they'd get back together. jacob sounds interesting though, he does sound perfect for stacey since they're so alike. guess i'll hafta read the next book in the series to see if they stay together :P

Miss You Hate You Love You was pretty good. i didn't like it as much as i liked the author's other books, but it was still good. really not much for me to say. this book is one of those "my best friend died in a car accident and this is how i manage to cope with it" type of books. i really like Elizabeth Scott's writing style because it really flows so the main character's point of view is real and raw and beautiful.

i tried to read The Tree Shepherd's Daughter by Gillian Summers but the main character was so annoying that i quit. she basically has a mom complex since her dad left her when she was young and she's used to being a typical california girl who gets pedicures and all that other high maintenance stuff. after her mom died, she gets shipped off to live with her dad and even tho she knows that he really does love her and finds out why he had to leave her, she still deliberately hurts him and is annoying in general [to me at least].

and Keeping it Real is the first book in the Quantum Gravity series. it's a mix between science fiction fantasy because lila is basically turned to a half cyborg given a second chance at life [she's the first and is a prototype] and she has to act as the bodyguard for a really famous elf rockstar [hence the fantasy] because the government thought that the threats that he's been getting are more than the usual types. anyway, if you really want to know what the book's about, just look it up since i suck at summaries.  i thought that the book was pretty good. since it's a science fiction book, it was kind of alot of stuff to take in since there were 5 different worlds in it, but it was still entertaining.

and over the weekend, i finished watching the Kimi ni Todoke anime. i started watching it earlier last week and was addicted to it the whole time, so i figured that i'd finish watching it during the weekend so that i wouldn't get distracted during the week.

all i can say is that sawako and kazehaya are the most innocent couple ever. and they're not even going out yet! and kazehaya is freaking adorable when he's pouting and the anime art is really pretty. i love all of the characters in the anime; they're so cute and they're actually pretty deep and stuff. i really hope that they make a second season. i prolly should read the manga since it's further along the storyline.

they're so cute and innocent!

i couldn't find a pic of kazehaya pouting, but this one is just as cute :D

i think that there was something else i wanted to tell you but i'm reaching a blank here. especially since shelle has come home and is distracting me.

i'll talk to ya later.

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