Saturday, January 27, 2007

Frustration!! (Analytical)

Today we got a new camcorder. Of course, I wanted to try it out and see how the video it recorded looked on my computer, for video editing purposes. I film a little bit, and reach up to where I hade the camcorder-to-computer cable and . . .. what? Its not there? Where did it go? I'm really upset right now as I type this becuase I still don't know where it is, which means I've gotta buy a new one. My "why" question? Why do people have to freakin' move stuff that isn't theirs? GHAAAA!!!!

Basically, there are a few situations about how my cable could have dissappeared.

1) Mom. Mom likes to clean up things, so a random cable would look so innocent to her. Its way easy to just pick it up, and stuff it somewhere, never to be seen again. Thats the first possibility: cleaning, and/or messiness.

2)Borrowed. Someone, I wouldn't know who could have borrowed it and forgotten to return it, or I could have misplaced it at someones house who borrowed it. I highly doubt that though.

3) Borrowed without permission (stolen). Yeah. No.

So basically, although it may look like I'm balming my mom (which I'm not becuase she's awesome and I love her) but its highly likley that she misplaced it, or I did. . . . I dunno.

Sunday, January 14, 2007


Last night was my grandparents 50th wedding anneversery, and I just happened to be a food server. We were tehre 'till midnight. . .soooooooo ti.r...e.d....

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Houses? Are thye really all that great to look at?

Last week, while I was playing Nintendo in the morning, I was so rudley interrupted by a phone call saysing, "We gotta go help the people move in." Being the great kid that I am, I got ready and went over and helped. After the move in, everyone was looking all over the house, and the new owners were saying they had to see everyone else's house. People were even saying they had to see my house (becuase we just got finished with a big remodel.) Why does this irresistable desire to see anothers' home happen?

When I think about it, it's almost like territorial dominace. Stuff like: "You have a bigger, nicer house then me, I should be nice to you." Looking at someones' house is a great way to prejudge their lifestyle, income, and general setting. For example, if you walk into someones house and it is clean vaccumed and the French house maid walks by in the next hall over, you can pretty much assume they are more wealthy than others.

Another possibility is the women. No offense to you women, but you have to see how other women decorate and what they to do their homes to make it, what you call "homey." You can get ideas from another house, how things look, what type of things to buy, new spots to put baskets, and where to put a key hanger. Stupid things like that, but they really do make home homley. I'm sure that this is a major factor in the "Let's see your house. . . " set of mind.

Thats pretty much it, so you can stop reading now. . . . . . :)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

4.0 GPA? Lets Analyze!!

With the end of the term coming up, looking at my GPA would show that I'm a good student, but I don't have all A's: a 4.0. Even though I don't, I've always wondered why some people try to get a perfect cumulative 4.0 throughout their high school career. Why does someone try to get a cumulative 4.0 from 9th grade to 12th grade??!

I can see that they are going for excellence, but doesn't a 3.9 show excellence just as well? When I look at scholarship graphs, more scholarships are awarded to those who had a 3.9 than a 4.0. The same goes for college entrance requirements. The truth is: a 4.0 isn't what it used to be. Anyone can get a 4.0 if they take the "right classes."Pottery making, underwater basket weaving, and photography are easy A's. I say this from my point of view, where I take harder classes. Classes like Honors Physics, Honors English, and AP classes. Although I may not get an A in the class, I'm learning more than "how to weave a basket underwater."

Next point: A letter grade just doesn't reflect someone's knowledge in the subject matter. This statement is what hurts some "4.0ers." When they get their first A minus, for B plus, they freak out. "My GPA is RUINED," they say, when in truth, it isn't. It is not the end of the world because you got a B. Any college will still take you, even if you don't have a 4.0. My point? Don't freak out when you get something lower than an A. Espeicially in high school. To all those of you who are 4.0ers, I congratulate you! And to the rest of you: I congratulate you!