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Hunh. The bad thing about not posting for a long, long time, is that one has a LOT of things to write about.
School, for instance, ended on a Thursday, the 24th of May. I had no school on the Wednesday before that (gotta love those tiny private schools) because I had no tests that day. I had no tests on Thurs either. Instead, it was a yearbook-signing, practice-for-senior-commencement day. Which reminds me. The band had to play Pomp and Circumstance for the Senior Commencement. And while I attended rehearsals, I COMPLETELY FORGOT TO ATTEND SENIOR COMMENCEMENT on Saturday following the last day of school. Which was really, really awful, because I was the only Alto Sax 1, and the only other Sax player, never plays above a pp, if he plays at all (damn freshmen. Only had a couple of years of playing experience under his belt. He can't even play his scales, for crying out loud...) And I forgot to show up. How irresponsible can you get???

In other news, my laptop won't turn on. The hard-drives fucked up, apparently (it sure is bloody useful to have a computer geek for a dad, but even he can't fix it). So I'm using the huge computer in the room that doubles as an office/library at my house. That is, I use the computer when my sis' isn't on it. Wouldn't you know, her brand-spanking new laptop got the same hard-drive probs that mine has, the day after my laptop breaks. And she's been hogging this computer for the past 3 days, at least.
I had nothing better to do, so I completely organized my room. After 3 days, it's still a mess in some places, but most of my room is finally as it should be. I can't believe it took me an entire year to clean up my room. In fact, I still have a few boxes to unpack. How crazy is that?

Today, I took my driver's test. It ended quickly, when I accidentally turned onto a street on the wrong side of the road. Everything up until then and on the way back was fine. I can't believe I did that, but the corner was shaped funny, and I couldn't see the yellow line until I was over it. You know, I've been driving since October, and that has NEVER, EVER happened to me before. Perhaps I was nervous. All I know is, I screwed up, and now have to wait until I'm back from my Germany trip before I can re-take the damn test.

Incidentally, my parents bought me a black, 2004 used BMW. They got it because it's one of the safest cars they could afford (we're broke now), and because I needed my own car in order to get my 50 hours. My mom drives a stick shift (BMW) and won't let me anywhere near her car. My dad's out of town most of the week, so I obviously can't drive his car (besides, his car is a huge SUV. It drives like a bus). My BMW normally goes at around $25,000, so my dad was thrilled when he got my car for a mere $15,000. My mom has to get a job, though, and so do I as soon as I get back from my Germany trip, but it's worth it, I think. My mom uses my car in heavy traffic, because it's hell driving a stick shift in heavy traffic. My dad uses my car whenever he's home, because my car is more gas efficient than his huge SUV. All in all, it's a win-win sitch.

On a totally different note, my sister got a boyfriend (sometime near the end of the school year) and broke up with him a week later. His name is Perry, and they've decided to simply remain friends. Of course, it kinda' bugs me that my sis' got a boyfriend before I did (she's 3 years younger than me) but I kind of expected that to happen. And she won't tell me why she broke up with him. It's rather annoying. She thinks it's too complicated, but whether she means for her to explain, or me to understand, I know not. Maybe both. It's none of my business, but it annoys me just the same.

And now, finally, I'll get to what I kept hinting at. On the 19th of June, I'm leaving on a 3-week trip for Germany, with a bunch of other German students in my school. In fact, there will be a guy, Sam, traveling with us, who hasn't taken any German classes. He probably only knows how to say 'Hello' ("Hallo"), 'Good-Bye' ("Auf Wiedersehen"), and 'Thank You' ("Danke Schon" umlaut on 'o'). Those are the words that practically every English-speaking person knows. If he knows more than that, I'll be mildly surprised.
On the trip, I'll be staying with a family in Regensburg for at least a week. They have 2 girls, Petra (15), and Michelle (10 or 12). They wrote a letter, telling me to e-mail them, but I can't access my e-mail without my laptop, which, as you'll remember, unfortunately broke down.
The only real reason I'm going on the trip, is because of Munich, which is my first stop. Of course I realize that it is an excellent learning and cultural experience with all my travel needs seen to without me having to deal or worry about (such as flights, hotels, tours). But the real reason I'm going, is so that I will stop viewing Munich as Satan's residence when he takes a vacation from hell. Lots of bad, evil stuff happened to me while I lived there in Munich, and I need to get over it. 8 years have past, and the events that transpired there still haunt me. I mean, I must have broken at least 4 of the 10 Commandments while I lived there, and I had to turn myself into an atheist as a result, because I couldn't handle the notion that I was damned to eternal hell through my stupidity. So I stopped believing in hell. Which led to not believing in heaven. Which led to not believing in God. (It took me 2 years, but it happened.)

Anyway, I'm hoping to finally get over the demons of my past by going on this trip. It's very important to me. Plus, I'll be meeting my Austrian grandparents at Innsbruck, in Austria.

I just found out that my hard drive is toast. It's gonna cost $1,500 to fix it. I definitely have to get a job now. There's no escaping it. Damnation.

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muncide
Jun. 15th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
Jesus christ it's about time you updated, girl! :D It's good to hear from you. lololol I don't remember you swearing too much before, so I have to admit I smiled when you wrote 'fuck'. ♥

While I'm glad you're an atheist (atheists unite!), it doesn't seem like losing your faith was a very fun time for you. I've never had to deal with losing my faith so I can't say much about that, but it seems going to Munich is indeed a good thing for you. I hope everything works out, and if you ever wanna sate my curiosity about that old story, feel free :D

The North Texas Driving School of McKinney doesn't have a driving test. :D I just had to fill 7 hours of driving and 7 hours of observation and then I was done! Now I just have to wait for September and my 16th birthday lol

p.s. your car sounds awesome. T____T no way my parents would buy me such an expensive car though, I'm getting my brother's old Acura probably
mfcorrigan
Jun. 24th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I guess I haven't written in a while. The last couple of weeks of school were hard, and I was not in the mood to do anything but lie around in bed and play God with my Sims 2 game for a couple of months.
Yup, I'm a hard-core atheist now. Church was always stressful and boring, and until I die, I don't feel the need to worship some higher being who wasn't there for me when I needed Him (or Them) most. I pick and choose whatever I liked about other religions, and discard the rest. Being an atheist means that there's one less thing to worry about in life.

This keyboard I'm using has some pretty cool buttons. Also the 'y' and 'z' have switched places.
ö ä ü ß §
Those are all actual buttons on my keyboard. It sucks, though, that all the instructions on the screen are in German, because I don't recognize any of the words.

Maybe I'll tell you about my Germany experience. You know, I was still pretty new at atheism, back when we were in 5th grade, and we got into that huge argument, where you asked me if I wanted you to pity me. Do you remember that? (Gosh darn, the question mark is in a completely different place on this keyboard... Ick.)

Anyway, my host family is calling me for dinner. Whatever it is, it smells good! Tchüs!

-Mel

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