Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

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Kid Nation.

October 5, 2007

I missed that it said that I needed a passport, and tomorrow is Columbus day, so there’s no way to get one.

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SuCh Is LiFe

September 25, 2007

Well, it’s time for a regular post! I’ve been having fun recently! This Saturday I went with some friends to lunch at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, then we went to the mall and stayed at Borders for a looong time. (Expect a rant about 8 year-old skater punks, there may even be a contributing author!). Then, we walked around and picked up some I am loved pins, cuz our egos needed some boosting, I guess. Next: Spencers and far too many phallic replicas for my taste, needles to say, we didn’t stay long! Then we sat in the court yard for, like, an hour talking. Subsequently, we went to see The Invasion at the $2 theatre. Seeing as how it’s supposed to be a scary movie, it’s probably not good that we laughed our butts off… The cinematography was soooooooooooooo bad. Anyway, that was an awesome evening, because I got to see some of the people whom I was missing the most! Oh, btw, 403 Visits!!! Woot!!! Though, judging by the lack of comments it’s probably either people I don’t know, or someone just hitting the refresh button alot. (Does that even work??) I wonder if my logging on is counted? I should check that, though I don’t go on here that often, so that wouldn’t raise the count too much. It’s probably a prank by the Marauders.

-Connor 

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Back to normal

September 9, 2007

On Friday evening, I went to a speech and debate club coffeehouse (performence) at Red Mountain. Afterwards, I,Padfoot, my best friend and another friend went to Red Mountain park to hang out, and talk. It was nice seeing lots of people at the coffee house, whom I haven’t seen in forever. I really, miss you people. As soon as I can I’ll start sending out invites to my birthday to all of you, at least as many of you as I can. If you think that I don’t have your e-mail or a way to contact you, let me know so I can invite you. My e-mail is darkfireburning@cox.net.

-Connor

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(And now on a nicer note) More blasts from the past

September 5, 2007

Blasts from the past:

a)I haven’t mentioned this for some reason, but there is a kid from my elementary school who goes to my high school and is in one of my classes.

b) I ran into a kid today from my old elementary school who was in my class and my same grade. I went on a trip to Disneyland with her an the 3 other 6th graders in my class. It was really good to see her, even though we didn’t get along very well. She told me that an old friend of mine is not in good health. In fact, he’s not doing well at all… He is so weak, that he can’t do anything by himself. I think I’ll send him a card, even though I haven’t seen him in almost four years.

-Connor

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Nostalgia (WAAAAAAH!) :““(

August 30, 2007

I am really missing the people from my old school (specifically my choir friends). Today, by chance, I came across some midi files of some songs that my choir had done, such as Festival Sanctus and Homeward Bound (well, my choir didn’t do Homeward Bound, but the women’s choir did). Sanctus brought back some amazing memories of when my choir went to Festival in Flagstaff. (Wow, were we amazing, or what!?) Homeward Bound (the one by Marta Keen) was really hard to listen to, because it it just such an emotional song and it also brings back some more poignant memories, that usually involve the whole choir bawling. If any of you are reading this, I just want to say that I really miss you, and I hope that you are having a great time with whatever you are doing. Don’t ever stop singing!

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School

August 16, 2007

Well, my first few days at school have been pretty good. I love LOVE the IB program. At least I love the one IB class I have… Actually, I have had two. For the first day of school I was in the Senior IB history. Yikes! They were all very tall… It seemed like a cool class though. Now I am still in a class with mostly seniors (a few juniors), though this is by design, not accident. It’s AP Physics, and I’m not sure that I’m going to stay in it, it’s very hard (only two years higher than it should be…). *sigh* Oh well. WOW! I sound really fatalistic! Anyway, it’s been an experience. I do know someone at Westwood, cuz she went to my junior high. We have been debating the finer points of her religion (LDS) and we both have been very polite to each other. For now… Anyway here’s my schedule:

Acc. Algebra II

Homeroom (Attached to 2nd hour)

AA Sophmore English

Spanish III

AP Physics

(LUNCH)

Theatrical Arts I (Drama)

Honors History (IB)

I believe that all of these but Drama are weighted. *sigh*

Missing Mrs. Griffin, cuz she’s way better than my teacher. Mine’s just so… so… I dunno? Uptight I guess, but not really. See she insists on a strictly PG rated classroom, which doesn’t make for the best drama environment. People have to be free to say what comes naturally to them (within reason), and to have to constantly monitor your self really doesn’t allow for that. Right now I want to play Halo with my cousin from Cali, even though he always kicks my butt. (Hi, if you’re reading this). (As always, no names until I have permission. I don’t want anyone getting stalked and then blaming me. lol) Alright. Let me know what you’re doing. Sent me an e-mail, or drop a comment.

-Connor

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School, Aaargh! (A Rant From Connor)

August 10, 2007

Well, school starts on Monday (13th) for me. I so do not want to go. For one, I don’t want to go for all the usual reasons: No more break, more work, earlier bed time. However, on top of that, I’m going to a school I hate. It’s called Westwood High School. It’s not the school I should go to (i.e. my school is not a feeder school for it). It is known for it’s poor standardized test scores and less than cultured students (gang bangers). Now, you may be wondering why I am going to this god-awful, funds deprived (did I mention they had little cash?) school. Well, that’s because, like any school district that has a particularly low scoring school, they put an academic program there. This is the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. (Incidentally this is the same program that Mrs. Griffin is teaching, albeit in Belgium.) This is a wonderful program who’s diploma is not only accepted, but lauded, in colleges around the world. (For more info go to www.ibo.org ) I wish to go to college at Oxford so this is an amazing thing for me, that is if I don’t get jumped and killed, of course. *sigh* I only know two people who will be going to Westwood, and I don’t know either particularly well. On the other hand, all of my friends are going to the school I’m supposed to go to. Oh well. I guess I’ll just have to see how things turn out.

-Connor