Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hunger Games (Madge Should Have Her Own Book)

So our school just had a four day weekend. On Thursday i was talking to my old english teacher about reading The Hunger Games book before going to see the movie on Monday (a bunch of the kids from my school were going at the same time as a sort of field trip (only we had to have our own transportation :P)). I ended up coming up with the argument that sometimes you have to read the book in order to fully understand the movie (ex: Sorceror's Apprentice ended up being a really crappy movie because they explained nothing and it jumped everywhere). The teacher let me borrow one of the books (she had a pile of them because the freshmen had to read it as an assignment) and i challenged myself to finish before Monday. I got the book Thursay.........and finished it Friday night XP.
I really loved the movie except for two things.
1) They didn't have the giant dogs be engineered from the other competitors. The dogs were their but that's all they were......giant dogs :P. That would have been really cool and people who haven't read the book could have figured it out. But apparently people are morons and they can't put 2 and 2 together.
2) They took Madge out. For those who haven't read the book, she's the mayor's daughter who gave the mockingjay pin to Katniss. They took her out entirely and had Katniss give it to Prim before the reaping  (which kind of gave me a giggle because Katniss said nothing bad would happen to her when she wore it and then she was chosen :P) and then Prim gave it back when they said their goodbyes. I ended up getting into this heated discussion with my friend after the movie because my friend didn't think Madge was important. My comeback was that when Eclipse came out, everyone made a big deal about Bree Tanner and she wasn't important either (all she did was die :P). A nearby girl looked at me and told me that Bree had her own book and I just shouted out "Well maybe Madge should have her own book then! I'm going to call the author and ask her to write a book about Madge!" Basically I was just being silly but apparently Madge is important in the third or second book (haven't read them yet) and if they make the next movies then their either going to have to put her in or rewrite the story.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Insulting Pep Talks (I'm a Little Confused)

So in SkillsUSA I'm running for State Office. In order to run you have to come with a campaign to get people to vote for you. It can't go over $100 and you only have a four foot table to work on. I was telling my mom about this and i reach the $100 bit when she just snapped. And this is basically how it went:

She started going off on how i apparently just come up and say i need money and expect her to give it to me.

And then how when she talks to me i just come up with this blank face and it's like it goes in one ear and out the other. (at this point i'm already giving her that look (and, really, what other face does she want me to make because if i show any emotion then it will set her off on another rant))

Then how I should joing the military. (wait...what?????)

Then I'm living in a fantasy and I'll never be able to do great things or going to an "artsy school" won't get me anywhere in life. (way to shoot down a kid's dreams mom)

Then she started her life story about how she moved out when she was 18, got pregnant with my sister, joined the military, married dad, had to other kids and now has a great job (that she hates), and even though she did it all backwards she ended up ok in the end (she forgot to mention that she has no friends, and her job is a life sucking hell, and she moved out because her dad was an ass and she already had a job at like 12 because she lied about her age, she smokes all the time, and she stole an old lady's car when she was a pre-teen)

It's a waste of time to even look at the stuff colleges send me in the mail because I'll never be able to afford it

Joining the military gives you everything (YEAH :D they only enslave you and basically own you for the majority of your life)

Then how I won't even be able to get a scholarship because I'm not trying, I just act like I'm already awesome so I should automatically do well (She apparently can't remember that I'm taking COLLEGE-level math right now, the majority of my classes are ADVANCED, I learned JAPANESE over the summer, I'm in a bunch of AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, I'm trying to sign up for DUAL ENROLLMENT next year on top of two AP history classes (yes, two. One of them is my elective) and i need to start looking for colleges and scholarships (because she's made it perfectly clear that I'm on my own when it comes to that) and i still need to take my SAT)

Then more ranting about how i have no concept of money (I have a perfect concept of money. I have none because i don't have a job. I don't have a job because i have no way to get there. I have no way to get there because I can't drive. I can't drive because i don't have enough hours to get my license because she'll never take me driving-I'm stuck begging her for money because she's basically set me up to beg the rest of my life and then be yelled at for it)

"I'd love to see your name on the big screen. Maybe even as the lead actress. Wait.....you probably won't be the lead actress..." (more dream crushing...even though that isn't a dream of mine anymore and i already knew it was a long shot)

Then "it'll suck because you won't be able to sit on the couch all day if you join the military" (basically calling me fat and lazy)

"High five.Now go and kick some butt, girl" (wait.......what???????)



Basically I was just yelled at, given a pep talk, and a sales pitch on joining the military all at the same time which has left me a little confused. And all i was trying to do was tell her about my day at school Xl

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Really Good Week (Even Though It Should Have Been Bad)

So this is the day i go to see Wicked finally :D. But before i could go see it i had to take two SOLs and a chemistry test. Not fun. But even though the week should have taken forever and should have sucked, it was pretty good.
Monday: It started snowing while we were at school. The school decided not to let us go to the Tech Center, so we were put in the lecture room. They let me go to the library and i stayed there and read for the rest of the afternoon.
Tuesday: I had the multiple choice portion of my writing SOL this day. After school, my aunt took me to the movies with her boyfriend to see The Secret World of Arrietty. Cutest. Movie. Ever. The theater was almost empty except for us and a group of kids behind us. The best part of the whole thing was the commercials that they show as you're waiting for the movie to start. At one point it said to locate the emergency exit and i stood up and shouted "it's over there!" My aunt's boyfriend then said that it now suddenly felt like a rerun of Dora the Explorer :P. And that was the only trivia question i got right :P.
Wednesday: Took my chemistry test in the morning. It was easier than i thought it was but it made me paranoid because in the middle of the multiple choice i had nothing but straight Bs. And that's the grade i got so i was content.
Thursday: The writing portion of my SOL. I thought i was about to die because of the dead silence. The prompt was pretty easy to write about so it wasn't as hard as it could have been. In my video production class we watched The Help, so i didn't have to learn anything all day.
Friday: ........Nothing really happened this day, other than after school i drove with my aunt to Norfolk to spend the weekend with my other aunt.
Now it's Saturday and my aunt went out to help her friend pick out a cat :P. I thought it was going to be a hassle (especially since my cousins woke me up at 6 am) but as soon as my aunt left my younger cousin went up to his room and passed out. The older one helped me make cupcakes and then we had grilled cheese for lunch and now she's taking her nap. I just thought it was funny that while their mom is away........the kids will pass out in their rooms :P. And tonight my aunt and i are going out to eat Korean for dinner (because we love asian food) and then we are going to see Wicked FINALLY!!!