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20 December 2007 / April


Today was the day that was almost vacation.

That should probably be enough to give you a general sense of what today was like, but I’ll give you a detailed blow-by-blow account because let’s face it, that’s the only reason you read my blog, right?

We got CLEMENTINES in Physics and spent both periods watching the NOVA series “The Elegant Universe”. As is typical with things viewed on screens based on things viewed on paper, the book (by Brian Greene) was better: much more detailed, much much much less repetitive– though that’s more the fault of the medium (a weekly TV series) than anything else. There were lots of cool visuals in the DVD though.

That’s the second time in two days that I’ve accidentally typed TB instead of TV. “Hello dear, what are you doing?” “Oh, I’m watching tuberculosis. Care to join?”

Surprisingly enough, we did not get food in German, the class where our teacher can be expected to show up with a homemade cake every Friday*. Instead we recited poetry and heard (more) stories of Mary’s younger and wilder days. And that’s all I’m allowed to say about that. 🙂

In math seminar we did nothing, which is not anything out of the ordinary. And we ate the Fig Newtons we found sitting on the desk, mostly because no one stopped us and we were hungry. It turns out they were left over from 4th period Calculus. We got Leibniz cookies too– to keep things fair and square.

Finally, in Latin we got the sugary baked goods I’d been expecting all day. And we read How the Grinch Stole Christmas— except it was actually Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit. Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, does it.

US History was such a party. We watched a movie… on… Reconstruction… and it was awfully dull. (That first sentence was dripping with sarcasm, in case you didn’t notice the puddles.) But Mr. J, for some obscure reason, was actually wearing a tie, which was quite unusual. So I guess it was a party of sorts. A party on his shirt.


I’m really glad I opted to take the Calculus quiz yesterday instead of today afterschool, because by 8th period I was in no mood to take a test, even a not too difficult one. I was more in the mood for balancing Silviana’s pencil on top of a penny, on top of a box of pencil lead, on top of my eraser. And not paying very much attention to Mr. D at all. (He wasn’t making any puns! Why would I be paying attention?)

Then I came home and ate food and played Christmas carols. And there was much rejoicing.

* I wish.


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