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Pieces that weren't. )

Also: AP U.S. History test is over. Two down, one to go!
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Oh my God, let's talk about the disaster that was today's AP Calculus test. Under a cut, in case the AP sniper or the College Board spy plane is watching. *sneaky eyes*

Let's talk about math. )
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Does anyone know anything about the National Society of High School Scholars? (Yes, I know, I will Google it, but I'm curious if anyone has any first or second hand knowledge.)
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Wow, I didn't think life could get any worse, but...it did.

WEEKEND NOW PLZ. Oh wait, I have another band comp EARLY IN THE MORNING on Saturday. (I had one yesterday: two bands. All day. Wind placed first over-all and in sight-reading, Symph got fifth in sight-reading and eleventh over-all.)
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Wah, I have to go back to school tomorrow. I protest. A lot.
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Oh, thank God it's the weekend. Oh, wait, football game. Win, EHS, win!
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*girds loins* So tomorrow I take the PSAT. Again. However, this time it counts. You know, as the NMSQT -- the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. I really want this scholarship, damnit.

Other news: There was a fucking bomb threat at the middle school today. It had to be evacuated and everything, and they didn't find a bomb, but everyone's understandably freaked. Hell, I'm a little freaked.

Well, that and surprised that it was basically the first thing I heard about this morning. When there was a bomb threat at the high school last year, I didn't hear about it until, like, the next day.
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I never, ever want to see The Grapes of Wrath again. Nor do I ever want to hear "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" again. Alas, my essay sucks and I will have to rewrite it, so I have at least another three hours of torture before I turn in my final copy on Friday.

Also, if anyone out there knows any good articles on the relationship between Grapes and the Battle Hymn, I'd like to know. I have to get someone to drive me down to the University library sometime before Friday; I went to the public library yesterday, which didn't really have anything I needed except for Steinbeck: A Life in Letters, but I kind of need two "scholarly sources."

It sucks trying to write about The Grapes of Wrath, because it's such a Christian novel. Not being Christian, I have no idea what to write about. (Thus the relationship between the Battle Hymn and the book. Unfortunately, hymn. And there aren't enough mythology parallels that I can write about that.)

I have one more book of Paradise Lost to go, then I have to write my responses to the book. *looks at questions* "What symbols or motifs did you notice in the story? How are these elements operating?" Christianity is totally fucked up, man. *nods*

I have to write a 10-15 page paper on this. *sigh* Fortunately, later.
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Ah, high school. Where drama reigns supreme and there is enough homework to drown a surprisingly large elephant. Also, almost enough school spirit to mire a small elephant in quicksand. Homecoming is next week!

In other words, I am busy, and am once again looking for solo ensemble music. This time legitimately.

Small woodwind ensemble
We Speak Etruscan, Lee Hyla, Bari Sax-Bass Clarinet duet
Trio-Miniatures, Walter S. Hartley, Alto Sax-Bari Sax duet w/ piano accompaniment

Baritone Sax solo
Concerto in D Minor, Tomaso Albinoni, trans. Trent Kynaston
Divertissement, Eugene Bozza, arr. Arthur Ephross
Fable, Jan Krzywicki
Jazz Sonata, Ramon Ricker
Rhapsodie, Harald Genzmer
Sonata No. 6, J.S. Bach, ed. Ted Kynaston
Sonata, Walter S. Hartley
Sonatina, John C. Worley
Undercurrent, Newell H. Long (supposed to be the bari sax solo, but I've never heard, and there's no sample of the music up on the site or anywhere I looked)
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Dude, you don't even want to know how much we lost by tonight. I didn't even know football scores could get up that high.
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...that scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom where he and Shorty are in the tunnel and being crushed by the ceiling with the spikes coming out, and he looks at Willie through that little bug-covered slit and goes, "We -- are going -- to DIE!"?

Yeah, that's how I feel right now. Third day of school, homework from three classes and lots of it. Why did I think taking three AP classes was a good idea?

ETA: Also, I feel like an enormous geek because in front of my AP English class, I used both Bruce Wayne and Warren Worthington III as examples for my definition of "playboy" (the only person in the class to do so *facepalm*). Yay comics I don't read!
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So it's that time of year again.

You know, school starting, football games, oh my god classes...and for the juniors, time to start preparing to take the SAT.

Somebody shoot me. I picked up an SAT test prep book today.

And I'm trying to decide if I should switch out of ordinary chem to either honors chem or AP Bio -- only problem is, I'd have to completely reconfigure my schedule, dropping symphonic band, going fulltime wind ensemble, and moving PE to second period for a full year instead of going halves sixth period with wind. *sigh* But I should, because I really want to get into Stanford, and junior year is supposed to be your most important year of high school... Anyway, my current schedule looks like so:

0: Jazz Band
1: AP Junior English
2: Chemistry
3: AP Calculus
4: AP U.S. History
Lunch
5: Symphonic Band
6: BodyWorks (first semester)/ Wind Ensemble (second semester)

Now, if I changed my schedule, it would be one of two possibilities depending on the class I changed to. They'd be the same except for the science class, since honors chem and AP Bio are offered the same period.

0: Jazz Band
1: AP Junior English
2: Individual and Team Games
3: AP Calculus
4: AP U.S. History
Lunch
5: Honors Chemistry -or- AP Biology
6: Wind Ensemble

But if I did that, symph band wouldn't have a bari, and not much of a bass section either, since my BD moved up the bass clares (I think he did both), the tuba moved up, the double bass moved up, and I think there's only a tuba coming up, nothing else. And both tenors quit, and none are coming up from the middle school, as far as I know. (We've got one new tenor marching with us, but I think he's an eighth grader rather than a freshman) And I like being in band with the frosh. It lets me build connections, and lets me be a big fish in a small pond rather than a small fish in a big pond. And playing with Birkin (the other bari) is just frustrating sometimes; he's that much better than me. On the other hand, it is my last chance to play with the senior saxophone boys, all of whom are amazing. Okay, Kyle and Birkin are amazing, Joey is just cute. Kyle is cute and amazing. And they're graduating.

And I need to get into a good college, damn it.

Opinions?
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I had just made myself a nice, golden cup of tea, when, about to partake of it, I glance down...and see a dead black bug floating in it.

Um, ew.

Making myself another cup of tea here.

Also, SCHOOL IS OUT FOR SUMMER!
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I'm writing a paper on parallel universes for physics. Except lots of mirrorverse fic after I pry myself out of the depths of THEORETICAL PHYSICS OHMIGAWD. Um, I barely understand it.
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Registered for next year's classes today. I've got:

Zero period: Jazz Band
First period: AP Junior English
Second period: Chemistry
Third period: AP Calculus (I was the second to last person to be let in!)
Fourth period: AP U.S. History
Fifth period: Symphonic Band
Sixth period (1st semester): BodyWorks (PE class)
Sixth period (2nd semester): Wind Ensemble

I could have taken Chem Honors and one band class, but hello, three AP classes, I want some kind of break here.
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Shock after shock. First I get Student of the Month, then I make it into Wind Ensemble. Frankly, I'm more excited about Wind Ensemble, although it's slight shock because I went through all this soul-searching and finally decided to stay in Symphonic, then my BD made me audition.

Then I went to piano lessons and my day went straight downhill. *headdesk*
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Prom is tonight. I am not going. Bah.

However, a couple of friends and I are getting together tonight and having a pity party watching movies.
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The Ultimate Multi-Fandom Fic Rec List has been updated with new DC titles, for all that are interested.

*wistful* I want to go to Prom...I mean, if only to dress up, because pretty dresses = happy Bedlam. Unfortunately, I probably won't get asked by a junior (or senior) guy, unless...hmm, I could probably bludgeon Kyle into it, but I'd feel bad.

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