@Katie: It's a good saying.
@Lestria: HEY! *is back* Let's see if I can get through this whole post without accidentally submitting it...
How was your Thanksgiving? Did you do anything fun/see any family/eat any good food? I don't have any particular Thanksgiving stories because we don't celebrate it that much, but oh! The first proper snowfall of the year where the snow actually accumulated was on Thanksgiving, which was fun! It's not there anymore, though...do you have any snow on the ground right now? Any chances of any snow days? Haha, my mom asked me why I would want any school cancelled in my last year, but I look at it as my last chance to enjoy the bliss of a snow day as well...
Yay about your chem test! Nice teachers are the best. Ooh, how did your SAT go? I've been taking ever so many subject tests lately, and I just took the bio one last weekend, which is the last date I can, so however that goes I guess I'm done with standardized testing for now.
AND OH YES, NANOWRIMO...went fairly well! I had to rethink my word count goal and then rethink it again to fit it in with all everything else in my schedule, and it ended up going down to 17,300, and was STILL a struggle, which was somewhat disappointing. Still, I'm feeling pretty proud of myself. Of course, as usual, I'm nowhere near done with my actual novel at 17,300, so we shall see if I can summon up more post-Nano motivation than I usually can and actually keep writing come January...
I am also feeling kind of accomplished because I actually finished applying to a couple colleges, and have the illusion that I finished applying to three because of the essay I had to write for the National Merit finalist application thingy. I am finding that personal essays are a super struggle, but that I am actually kind of pleased with SOME of the end products. My biggest problem is procrastination. Especially when coming up with ideas. How have all your writing endeavours been going?
*Thankfully recieves Muses and hugs and chocolate and sends back more hugs and key lime pie to Lestria*
I wouldn't say my school is super obsessed with college apps...I mean, there are definitely some people who are, but as a whole, not so much? Idk, it's hard to say for sure. There are definitely quite a few people I know who are very competitive, but not to the point of breaking friendships. And I know what you mean!! I feel like that about college a lot, too, but less recently since it's been more about getting apps done? YOU WILL FIGURE IT OUT, I BELIEVE IN YOU. <3 (Ooh, also, sidenote: wouldn't it be awesome if we somehow ended up going to the same college and meeting each other in real life? I mean, we'd probably never realize it lol, but the idea just popped into my head. )
Haha, I've heard that about AP Spanish from a few of my other friends, too. Is your teacher good? Lol, I have a feeling I'll be in the same boat with French next semester, except even worse because I tested out of the previous level during the summer after sophomore year, and have thus not touched the language in over a year. I agree, languages can definitely be really difficult!
Ooh, The Scarlet Letter. I actually found it kind of boring. :/ Did you like it? What else have you been reading lately, in class, and out? In my lit class, we just read The Old Man and the Sea, which I didn't expect to like, but surprisingly did. But it also made me sad...:'( Have you read it? Also, aah, yes, spoilers are so annoying!! When we were younger, my sister used to spoil almost every book she read first for me, but thankfully, this doesn't happen anymore.
And oh! One more thing...so I made all of my friends cards for Thanksgiving (which, admittedly, was kinda a while ago now), and I have no way to give you an actual, physical card, buuuuut, I just wanted to tell you how glad I am that we're friends. Thank you for always being supportive, whether I'm moaning or ranting or celebrating, for putting up with the loooong time I can take to reply to things, and for all of the wonderful conversations. I love these boards for many reasons, but I think that the most special thing the Stacks has given me is our friendship. <3 Love you!