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Heya peeps. Yep. Still alive. Don't worry. I didn't get my soul sucked out by dementors or get stuck at the end of the universe battling "The Master", or "Missy" now.
Few things that have happened since... Three months ago. But hey, it's better that I post something (three months later) than never again, right? :D
Yeah... Sorry... Again... For, like, the tenth time...
Anyways, a few highlights of the past three months. I'll include recent stuff too. :D
2. Track was short. With winter break, I missed a lot of practices and meets, so I had to sit the same number of meets that I missed, and then, like, two weeks later, the season ended. BUT I'm going to do spring track. Ooh, fun! Can't wait to be out in the hot sticky weather. Oh well. Running is fun. AND I'M GOING TO BE THROWING! WOOT!
3. Vacation was EXTRAORDINARY! Now I can't say, "Never have I ever been on a cruise," while playing Never Have I Ever. STILL WORTH IT! It was a bit of a surprise that became clearer and clearer as the date for the flight to Florida got. My family and a family friend stayed in Ft. Lauderdale for a while (went to the Everglades and saw a lot of wildlife. Even got a few alligator teeth. It was pretty cool.) Then, we got onto the cruise. I got lost. A lot. I didn't know that cruise ships were so... Huge. And then there's all those people crammed on-board, and it's just difficult to wrap your head around at first, but I got used to it. The three/four day cruise (not really sure which to call it because it was around 72 hours, but it was during four different days, so...) seemingly had too many activities to participate in. I was kind of wrong on that... After the second-ish day, I got used to the whole ship and I knew it like the back of my hand. I also got to know its 12 flights of stairs pretty well too... I got a lot of exercise on that trip. Aside from morning jogs on their miniature track, I ran up and down the stairs all day. Killer on the quads and calves. Also ran into weird and cocky people on the stairs too... Anyways, my days on that ship was filled with watching TV, running around, going up and down the stairs, and suffocating in being proper (wore a dress that wasn't THAT tight, but I had to be all lady-like and stuff. Had to wear these shoes that hurt my heel and the back of my foot. That wasn't too fun). Though, what was fun was eating and watching the shows put on after dinner. Their food was prepared beautifully and tasted just as beautiful. And their desserts... Just pure heaven. Luckily, I don't get seasick, so I was able to enjoy my meal, but my family and family friends sometimes get seasick, so they sometimes left dinner early to rest and get rid of their headaches. Now, of course, we didn't stay on the boat for a full three/four-ish days. We landed in the Bahamas, and their weather was amazing and so sunny! I learned how to snorkel! And while I was learning how to snorkel, I also learned how much I disliked swimming in salt water, how much I liked chlorine pools, and how wondrous the flora and fauna underwater are! Quite a magical hour that was. We also walked around and saw part of the Bahamas. That was a really tiring day. When I got back to the cruise ship, all I wanted to do was to sit down and do nothing. Ok, maybe not nothing, but more like watching TV, reading, etc. One more thing because I realize that number three is getting to be quite long. On another day that we landed (in Key West) to get our land legs back, we found a shop that sold spicy sauces. Of course we had to go in. So, I tried the sample sauces, and thought, hey, they're not that bad. My parents wanted to try the spiciest sauce in the shop. I saw them try it and they were near tears. Then, me having these stupid moments sometimes, decided, "I'M GONNA TRY THIS." My parents told me that I would cry so badly, and that they weren't responsible. Please know that my parents and my friend's parents have eaten spicy foods all their lives, and they were overtaken by the spiciness of this sauce. Anyways, I agreed and tried it despite their warnings. My and my friend's parents were acting like a group of kids daring another kid to do something. Except, I had dared myself. The thought of this experience is bringing saliva to my mouth. It was a spicy that didn't hit you right away, but was more gradual, and it really hits after half a minute. So, when my tongue touched the toothpick that the sauce was on, I thought that it wasn't that bad. But after sitting there and letting the taste swirl around my tongue for a bit, I realized that there was a tingly feeling around where I put the sauce. And then I realized that the "tingly feeling" was actually the spicy sauce working its magic. No, I didn't cry. Sorry to disappoint. But I did pant a bit and drink half a bottle of water. I realized that nothing was going to work to quench the fire in my mouth, so I just gave into it and sat there sulking. Then, of course my friend had to try it. She had nearly the same reaction to it. Afterwards, I took another sample of it. It actually wasn't that bad. Like, I wasn't dying. I didn't drink any water either. Haha, my parents were incredulous, and they were doing the wide-eyed "WHAT?!?!?!" stare. It was pretty funny. Now, before I start writing another 9000 sentences about the cruise, I go onto number four.... :D
4. Midterms are murderers. I can prove it. They both start with the letter "m", they both have "er", and they have the same amount of letters. Guilty as charged. At first, I had the "I'S GOTS THIS" attitude, and then the fatigue kicked in, and I was just completely dead by the end of them. Three more years of them... Yay...
5. I cannot wait for the PARCC test. The sample test was so exciting. I wasn't able to contain my excitement when I realized that the "Algebra I" stuff was comprised of things I just learned. I'm in Algebra II. I love a good challenge. Ugh. A few weeks...
6. I've made a new semester's resolution! I've promised myself that I'd be more responsible and try harder in life, if that makes any sense...
To think that this will affect my whole life. Ugh. :P