Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Finals and PSATs

It feels like all I've done the past three days is school work! Monday and Tuesday I had finals and today (Wednesday) I took the PSATs.

I realized that I mentioned my speech in my last blog, but not the other finals I took. I took two other finals Monday and one on Tuesday. I got an A- on my J.K. Rowling speech. Which is great because, since it was considered my final, it counted as 20% of my final grade in the class. I'm not entirely sure what my final grade in speech is though.

My world history final actually ended up being really easy. My art final was really easy too. I haven't seen my grade on either one yet, but I'm not worried.

My geometry final wasn't hard, but it was long. I got an A on it which I'm really happy about it. I know that my final grade in there is an A as well.

I took my chemistry final on Tuesday. I found out today that I got a C. It didn't surprise me at all. I had an A- in chemistry all nine weeks, but the final brought it down to a B+. It's still a good grade though, so I'm not complaining.

Today, I took the PSATs. I was really worried, but they were a lot easier than I expected. I think I did pretty good. Everyone else was complaining about the English part because they said they didn't know any of the words, but I knew a majority of them. Just shows you that reading a lot pays off.

I started health today which I'm taking now that speech is over. (They're both only nine week classes.) It seems like it will be very boring. I had to try really hard to stay awake through the whole class. All we talked about was how not only your physical health is important. You should make sure you have good mental/emotional and social health too. I don't know how they dragged that out for at least 5 pages, but they managed to. It also doesn't help that almost every annoying kid in my grade is in that class.

As you can tell, my last few days have pretty much been taken up by school. I can not wait for fall break. Even if it is only a Friday and a Monday.

My school is playing our biggest rival in football this Friday, and I'm looking forward to going to the game. I have to babysit during this mission my church is having tomorrow too. I'm not really looking forward to that.

Haley (hmweasley)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Toy Story and Final Speeches

I watched episode two of Naruto Saturday night after finishing my last blog. I'm not really into it right now, but I'm still going to continue watching. If I'm not really into it after a few more episodes then I'm going to stop watching it.

Saturday I went to see Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D! I didn't think I was going to get to see it for a while, so I'm really happy that I got to go. My best friend Summer and her step-sister Jelaine went too.

Remember how I mentioned Summer's obsession with the baby dolls? Well, her and Jelaine each got one. They even carried them into the theater and held them the whole time. I've never got so many weird looks in my life. The whole thing was pretty hilarious!

Toy Story was awesome! I never really enjoyed the Toy Story movies when I was little which is why I haven't watched them in forever. Turns out, there were a lot of jokes in those movies that I didn't get when I was little. They weren't bad or anything, they just didn't make sense when I was little. I can't wait for Toy Story 3!

I presented my speech on J.K. Rowling in class today. I went over the time limit and messed up a few times. I'll probably find out my grade tomorrow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get at least a B. This speech counts for 20% of my grade!

I really hope I'm not getting sick again. My throat started hurting last night and it hurt even worse today. I've already been sick recently, so hopefully, it goes away soon.

Haley (hmweasley)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Youtube and the Apple Fest

And it's been a week since my last update yet again! I hate how I keep saying I'm going to update more often and then don't.

I'm also mad at myself because I haven't updated my Avatar fanfiction (which can be found here) in about two months. I've worked on it since then, but I haven't even worked on it in about a month. The chapter I'm working on is when the main action starts happening though, so I want to get it just right. If you read my story, a very important character is about to make their first appearance in the story. I've for shadowed it in earlier chapters, so you may have figured out who it is.

I've started posting videos on Youtube since my last blog. You can find them here. I'm not sure how often I'll post videos, and the two videos I have up now aren't that great. Please subscribe anyway!

I turned in my Beta Club dues in Friday, so I guess I'm officially a member of the Beta Club now.

Today, Regina, Summer, and I all worked at the Apple Fest (a local festival here) for Key Club. We were in the kiddie games area. Summer and I worked at the goldfish booth for a while, but we ran out of goldfish. Then, we ended up working at a paint spinner thing. Basically, we put a paper plate on this thing that spun around really fast and the kids squirted paint on it to make designs. I have paint all over my hands now.

There was this lady selling really nice baby dolls that she made herself. The cheapest are $100. Summer, being 15 and still obsessed with baby dolls, went to her booth to stare at them at least five times. She talked her dad into buying her one, and she texted me for probably a few hours asking me all these questions about what she should name it. It's a little scary how much she's obsessed.

I'm probably going to see Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D tomorrow! I'm so happy! I though for a while that I wouldn't be able to see it! No one in my family would go see it with me either. Summer said she'll go. I don't think she cares about the movie at all. She just thinks it's cool that there's an intermission.

I really want to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs before it's out of theaters too. There are a couple of other movies I want to see, but I'd be fine to wait until we can rent them or see them on TV. They're all getting bad reviews anyway. Of course, The Time Traveler's Wife got bad reviews and I really liked it. Who knows.

I just saw the teaser trailer for Toy Story 3 the other day. I'm actually really excited about it even though I don't really like the other Toy Story movies that much. (Yet I'm excited to see them in 3D tomorrow... I'm an odd person. Or a really sentimental person who wants to see a movie I watched when I was little in the movie theater and in 3D. Either way, I'm still odd.)

I actually haven't mentioned this to anyone or even Twittered about (shocking I know), but I watched the first episode of Naruto last night. I'd only ever seen a few minutes of Naruto before, and from the way people in the Avatar fandom had talked about I didn't want to watch it. They hadn't said bad things, it was just the way they described it made it sound like something I wouldn't like. I hear about it in the Avatar fandom all the time, and now that I'm a fan of Ouran I hear about it even more. I decided to at least watch the first episode. I'm going to watch the second a little later tonight. I'm not really into it right now, but the first episode kind of intrigued me.

*There are spoilers for the first episode of Naruto and the seventh Harry Potter book in the next paragraph.*

I find the fact that Naruto has a demon inside of him. Since I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, it obviously reminds me of Harry having a piece of Voldemort's soul in him. There's also the fact they're both orphans, but that's a really common thing in stories. Since I hear about it all the time, I already know some things that are going to happen. I don't know it I'll watch all 220 episodes (and that's just part 1) or not, but I am at least a little interested.

I think that's all I have to say although I do feel like I'm forgetting something. I always do when I write one of these.

And I am forgetting something. I wanted to mention my speech. On Monday, I give my final speech in speech class. It could be on anyone or thing we wanted, so of course I chose J.K. Rowling. If you follow me on Twitter, or I may have even blogged about it before. I always have a problem with getting under the time limit in my speeches. I practiced this speech today, and went almost twice as long as I was supposed to! Now I have to cut the speech down. I feel like everything in it is important though. I guess that's the problem with talking about one of your heros, you want everyone to know everything about them. Hopefully, I'll be able to cut it down.

I also have to dress up for this speech. I'm not looking forward to wearing dress clothes all day at school on Monday.

Haley (hmweasley)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I've got to get better at updating!

So, it's been over a week since I've blogged. I've got to get better about that! I would tell you every thing that's happened, but that would be pretty boring. I twittered yesterday saying I would blog today, but that almost didn't happen. I'm not having a good day, so I decided I wasn't going to blog after all. Obviously, I decided to again.

I woke up a about eight this morning (which means I got less than seven hours of sleep) because my brother and his friend who spent the night were playing some fighting game and being very loud. I think the lack of sleep is the main thing causing the bad day.

My grandma is buying a house and we went to go see it. We couldn't go in, but it looked awesome from the outside. There was a sliding glass door that we peeked in and what we saw of the inside looked nice too.

We went to Walmart on our way home. My sister, Regina, and I fought over a New Moon poster (there was only one left), and that's when I really got in a bad mood.

That's pretty much all I've done today. My town is having a Halloween festival thing later, but I don't think I'm going. It doesn't sound like there will be much there except food and a band I've never heard of that may or may not be good.

I finished the book I was reading. It's called Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt. I really enjoyed it and recommend reading it.

Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D came out Friday, and is only in theaters for two weeks. I want to see it so badly! I'm not even sure if I'll be able too! There are a lot of other movies I want to see too, but I doubt I'll get to see most of them. (a Harry Potter fansite) turned 10 years old this week! Can you believe that!? I can't believe it's been that long! (Not that I was even in the fandom then. I was six.) Emerson, the creator od Mugglenet, was only 12. I wish I'd created a popular site like that at 12.

Speaking of fansites, voting for the Twisite Awards is happening right now, so if you're a Twilight fan then you should vote for your favorite Twilight fansites! You can vote here.

Director James Wood is talking about filming a new movie that will star Kristen Stewart. I love Kristen Stewart as an actress, and am excited about the movie because of that. The main thing I think is cool though, it takes place in a small town in Indiana. For those who don't know, I live in a small town in Indiana. It doesn't seem like movies or books ever take place in Indiana, so this is really cool. I remember reading a book once that took place in Indiana, and the town sounded a lot like ours. In fact, I pictured our town while reading. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world.

I think that's all I have to say. I hope this post wasn't depressing or anything because of my bad mood. I actually feel kind of better after writing this though.

Haley (hmweasley)