Sunday, February 1, 2009

weekend update


I relapsed back into awful updating, I'm sorry :(. The past couple of days have been moderately busy, and I've been lazy, of course. Friday night consisted of a mall trip with Amanda and Julie, then over to Jenna's with them for a movie night. We saw REPO - the Genetic Opera again, because Jenna hadn't gotten to see it since she was sick all week. It gets better the more you watch it, hahah :). Amanda and Julie passed out before ten, how lame. So the two of us watched Hot Rod, pretty hilarious, and went to sleep in her living room. She has the cutest chihuahuas( if that's even how you spell it). The next morning I took Julie home and spent the rest of my day at home, chilling with myself. I've been doing alot of that lately it seems-- "me time" :P. I'm not really going to complain though, I'm getting used to it. Plus it has perks, like I've been reading more, I finished 'I am the Messenger'. Such an incredible book, I highly sugggest it along with Zusak's other famous novel, The Book Theif. His writing style is phenomonal, check those books out, I command you :P.
So last night was pretty fun too. Jenna brought me to the bowling alley to watch Amanda's boyfriend Jeff play a gig with his brother's band. Once we arrived though, Jeff was like "Where is she? Is she hiding on me?" We had no idea what he was talking about, so we just laughed until we realized he meant Amanda. Jenna thought Amanda was getting a ride with Jeff, hahaha. But apparently we were supposed to pick her up on our way. Oops :P. So we drove all the way back to our town, got her, and drove back to the alley. It was a nice night, we basically just sat at a round table in the back talking amongst ourselves and laughing at this drunken woman. She resembled some snow bunny, white puffy vest and a fleece headband as her attire, boogeying down to Good Charlotte covers :P. It was amusing to say the least. We left for home around midnight and I spent the right of my night and today at home, having more me time :P. Tonight I actually went through these reference books my parents got suckered into buying for me years ago by some college salesperson. Fascinating stuff, actually. I keep flipping through the pages learning new things. There's something nice about learning for yourself, outside of the school cirriculum. I find neurology to be really interesting, I think I want to read more about it. There's this New Visions program next year that sounds so much better than being stuck here, inside this school. Instead I'd be taking actual honors classes my school doesn't offer, and be working in hospitals and visiting a whole lot of cool places. But I've never really given much thought to medical careers. I've always wanted to write, but lately I've been wondering if that's really all I should work towards. What if I can't write like Markus Zusak? What if it backfires? But then again if I get all focused on something like neurology, just to discover it's really not my thing, I might lose my creativity and love for words. Then I'll be left starting from scratch. I don't know, I'm rambling :P. These are just things I need to think about.

ps. Thanks to everone for the prom fundraising suggestions :). You guys gave me good ideas to think about, I appreciate it.

♥ Olive


Hannah said...

Hahahah we do get a lot of time off, don't we?? I was only at school for MAYBE 10 days last month (Well, what can I say, I was REALLY sick ;S). That's bad... But, it's all good, I suppose.

We have to make up for it, so we won't be getting out for Spring Break or Summer Break quite as early as planned...AND THE SNOW DAYS HAVE JUST STARTED :S


I've never read anything by Zusak, but I have heard from several people that he's very good. I just might have to look into him.... :)

It sounds like you all had a great time at the show! It's neat how they had it at a bowling alley! That's quite creative :D

I'm in the limbo between medicine and writing, too :/ Anesthesiology would be the ideal field for me, but writing is my passion. It's something we'll just have to look into more, isn't it?


Allison said...

im am like one hundred pages away from finishing the book theif. I do think it is really good. my friend didn't finish it she thought it was boring. I love it. espessialy Rudy! and Max! anyways your friends sound really cool.

N a t a l i e. said...

Argh, I've been wanting to read The Book Theif and other Zusak books, but every time I go to the library I either forget or they're checked out :P Plus I've had this one book for about two months now, but I still haven't finished it because I never find enough time. So I'd better finish that one first :P

The band thing at the bowling alley sounds like fun! Hahaha at the drunken snow bunny, intoxicated people can be pretty entertaining sometimes (;

I love writing, yet also am looking into some medical-related things. Basically I'm not really sure what I'm going to do... either something with journalism or something with pediatrics, I dunno :P But neurology sounds interesting, it's always good to have a few different options/back up plans in case you ever change your mind.

Good luck with the fundraising and have a good rest of the week! (:

Anonymous said...

i haven't seen REPO. how was it? oh, i have bad luck with little dogs, when i spent the night at my aunts, her yorkie kept nipping at my toes until the wee hours. when i woke up the next morning, i had little bite marks covering my toes. haha. being toxicated alcohol can do some damage. i see drunk people head banging all the time in mosh pits. haha. mostly at venues for local bands. i don't think you could lose your interest in writing. writing isn't my strong suit, so i wouldn't really know. i would like to study anthropologie or communications.

Nicole Linette said...

Thank you soooo much for your compliments on my writing on my post from a week ago! :DD I can't tell you how happy they made me. All this time I've been thinking of doing something with languages or history, but lately I have wanted to get into journalism, the fashion industry.. and then fashion writer hit me!! I'd love to do something like that one day.

Our school offers a BOCES program and New Visions med is apart of it. I think it's really awesome how as a senior, you can get real on-site training, then have certification once you graduate. In the end, it'll be all worth it do what you love.. but if medicine is something you're interested in too, why not?

OH, I definitely hear ya with the skiing/snowboarding thing. I live ten minutes away from two fabulous mountains, but I can't afford five hour entertainment for $50 either D:! Someday, though, I'll hit the real slopes.

Hahaa, the drunk woman and the bowling alley sound spectacular :) Have a great weekend, Olive!