Had an amazing day with Beaky, Mr. Beaky, Jake, Heidi, Fluffy, and Veronique.
Yale is beautiful.
I wish I could sound somewhat eloquent in this post, but I’m afraid I cannot. Words are escaping me at the moment.
Our family planted a tree, though. Name’s Yalie- apparently ‘Failie’ if I don’t get accepted to Yale- which I think is a bit hilarious and a lot terrifying.
I had a lot to say as the process happened- of digging into the ground, taking the grass roots out, etc. I was going to talk about how the nature of everything was to stay alive, even the roots that dug so deeply into the ground, refusing to be moved, and how sometimes forces greater than your actual being force you to be a certain way as the unrelenting roots finally relented… I was also going to talk about how it would become a memory that I will some day look back on, and Yalie, hopefully she won’t die- even when or if we move away from this house, I will be able to drive back and say that that is OUR family tree. A part of our family history, a piece in all our memories.
But alas, I am tired, and words are fleeing from my brain rapidly.
Maybe tomorrow I can write a thoroughly lengthy post on the new addition to the family.
And I was going to start this post with:
Our family got a dog- a DOGwood tree. Close enough.
I’m funny, aren’t I?
…I’d like to think so.
Nothing really in particular that I remember.
What did I even DO yesterday?
Daddy went to get his second tooth removed yesterday- I hated having to sit there and not being able to be there with him.
I had a pretty good second day back- again no IB History and Honors Physics because of the freshmen field trip, yes yes yes. Which meant five hours of free.
Elective registration began when I had a free, so I signed up for SAT Math, Digital Photography, and World Cuisines- and only ended up keeping World Cuisines. Maybe I can sign back up for Digital Photography…
Anyhow, I had a pretty productive day. Studied for the SATs during frees and read Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino. Nothing much really went on- had a nice free with the four of us from 16-18. Wow, my life is boring.
Today was the first time my parents met each other, so we went out to have pork cutlet- it’s a family tradition. And then we went to H Mart and bought Korean goodness. Including Melona, my all time favorite ice cream/popsicle thing. Ever.
Came home and took a bunch of Econ notes! Hopefully I read the correct pages.
To do tomorrow:
Pretty uneventful day.
First day of school.
My alarm clock promptly went off at 6:50- and I got up at 7. Got ready, etc. etc. etc. Thankfully, Jake was at school for Chamber Choir so he got to reserve lockers for us; lockers that did not need to be bolted shut due to sanitation and safety issues, by pure luck.
First hour- AP Calc AB with Dr. Heitzman. She seems like a good teacher- at least from the fact that she was successful in reminding me how to do limits in under ten minutes. So hopefully that’s a good sign. Second hour, I didn’t know if I had IB History or IB Lit, so I walked into Wilson’s classroom- only to find out I had History first. Signed in at the Caf and took my picture, which I have no high expectations for as my school pictures always turn out badly. Third hour, Lit with Wilson. It’s going to be a good class, although it’s huge, much bigger than any class I’ve taken at BCA before.
Lunch was 10-12 with Mari, Emily, and Vanessa. It stinks that we got stuck with the freshmen lunch hour, but I suppose with Econ 13-15 and Physics 16-18, I had no other choice. Which makes Choir a problem for me again as it may take up my only Thursday free, which is my lunch hour. Then pranced off to Econ, which thankfully I have Giraffey in, and I’m hoping it’s nothing like the finances that we did in ABT II. Since I was awful with that. But Econ seems to be more about the concepts than about the numbers, which is great.
After Econ was Physics, but Mr. Paul was not here for he was on the freshmen trip- so signed in in the caf and had a good time with the three girlies. After that was Spanish- and it is a HUGE class. It was in Snra. Seltzer’s room, and we did not have enough seats for everyone. We did icebreakers in Spanish and Profé is really good with names! After that I had Gym… which consisted of just sitting there for the whole hour. Yawn.
Last hour is loner-ing it up, with Beaky and Giraffey on the tennis team and Fluffy doing the play. Going to bring my SAT book tomorrow so I can do some stuff.
The bus ride was awful. It seemed that the driver did not know where she was going, and I was the last one off the bus after one whole hour of being on there. When in actuality I live fifteen to twenty minutes away from school. I was so angry with her- we drove into Lodi and Wallington before she FINALLY dropped me off at the wrong stop.
Came home and took a three hour nap, fixed some MLA errors on my Oedipus essay- and now I’m off to take a shower and sleep again like a baby.
Must cherish those hours of sleep when I can.
Today is it.
Today is a schoolnight.
Today is the last day of summer.
My Sophomore year is officially over the moment I step foot into BCA.
I wish I could say something so fabulous and wonderful, that I could look back at this moment and be swept off my feet. But alas, words escape me as the anticipation of a new year fills up the glass full of to-be’s that is my being.
Junior year, here I come.
I’m coming back- with a vengeance.
Wow, I haven’t written on this blog in exactly a month. Missing out on May, much? Nothing really exciting happened anyway- fill in on more later when things are less hectic.
My dad was able to get the day off, so I got to tour Yale (again!) and go to the Student Informational Session. The Information Session was extremely beneficial- there were all types of questions about this and that, and I also got to ask my own questions. EK, one of the people answering the questions, did the International Baccalaureate program like I am going to be doing, and she’s a Psych major, which I want to accomplish before Law School. I got to ask her questions about the Psychology program, and John, the other person who was answering questions, answered my queries of Yale’s (amazing) theatre and arts program. It was really cool because he was a Whiffenpoof-yes Gilmore Girls and also been in love with the Whiffenpoofs since they visited my elementary school in third and seventh grade, I believe- and he’s a rising senior which means that he gets to take the year off, traveling to forty different countries in one hundred days. Talk about cool beans.
Yale’s financial aid seems amazing, which is so extremely important to my family and me, and it’s just all-around a fabulous school. I already fell in love with the campus at YMUN- especially when the gothic structures were covered in a lovely blanket of snow… there’s hardly anything more beautiful. After the Informational Session, my parents and I went to an Indian restaurant slash buffet called Sitar and walked back to the Admissions building to meet for the tour. The tour was basically the same exact tour that I had at YMUN, but this time we actually got to go in the libraries. THE LIBRARIES! Oh how I love libraries. And the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library was just. No words. The way the orange hue from the marbles illuminated the inside and the books- oh the books! They were so old and I just wanted to grab everything off the shelves and start diving in and reading. I held back, though. Security probably wouldn’t appreciate a book-crazy girl trying to devour every single one of those precious volumes.
Yale in the spring is just as beautiful as Yale in the winter- and I am convinced that it is the modern-day Hogwarts. Residential colleges sound so wonderful, with their vast basements (apparently) full with music practice rooms, gyms, movie rooms, etc.
Sigh. I think I just gave away a bit of my heart to this University. I touched Woolsey’s toe once more, and I’ll most likely touch it again at the next YMUN.
I miss the campus and it’s not even my home. I can only wonder how much the Yalies themselves miss their school once they graduate or are in vacation.