Monthly Archives: September, 2002

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*does happy dance, with more energy this time* I have just posted my first ever online story! (Stupid HTML bugs.) Well, what are you waiting for? Go! Read! =D

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Physics is really getting on my nerves lately. I got a C on the first test, and there’s another one on Thursday. If I didn’t completely understand the stuff from the first test, how am I supposed to be prepared for the second? Vectors, and projectiles, and trig, oh my!

I went to see Ms. Watkins today about my locker. She gave me four (!) other combinations to try on my locker, then told me to come back and tell her which one worked. First of all, why doesn’t the school know what the combos are to all the lockers? Isn’t that a security issue or something? Second, none of the new combos worked. I’m getting royally P.O.’d at this school. It’s so messed-up. Not that Flowers (that’s my old school) was any better, but still…

Forgot to mention my driving lesson yesterday. It was supposed to be Saturday, but they changed it. There was another girl driving, and she got her certificate. She was so good! I felt kind of intimidated, especially since I’m having a string of bad-hair days lately. She drove us back to the driving school, and the instructor had me practice turning in the parking lot. (There were actual cars, and I *almost* hit one, but he stopped me in time.)

Then, I had to go out on the road. I half expected to panic and run into something, but I wasn’t terrible. Apparently, I’m thinking in the wrong order: I tend to come to a full stop, and then realize I didn’t start to brake soon enough. I had to watch my speed, and the traffic, and try to stay in the middle of the lane, and listen to the instructor, and keep the car under control, all at the same time.

It reminds me a lot of something I once heard about piano. To properly play the piano, you have to know which keys to press, how hard, if they’re legato/staccato/tenuto/accented, which finger to use, and how long to play that note. And push the pedal(s) with your feet. It’s a lot to do all at once. But with a lot of practice, (six years, in my case) you can do it without even really thinking about it. Just like driving. Only I don’t get six years to get better at it. Darn. ;)

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The change is official. As you now know, seeing as you’re reading this, my blog URL is now calliopecalls.blogspot.com. I wanted “calliopespeaks”, but it was taken. Sometimes being a living thesaurus isn’t so bad. =) I wanted a more creative name than “musings_blog”, and since I call my blog “Musings”, I chose the name of the chief muse in Greek mythology, Calliope. (Oddly enough, the old page still has my blog on it, but I suppose that will change in a bit.) Like Sims said, there are too many cookie-cutter sites on the Net. So, even though I use a template for my blog, I have customized it as much as possible. Like my extended links bar, which now includes my favorite blogs written by other people. (*plug* Check out Sims’ site! *end plug*) Must go now. Physics homework to finish, TRL to watch. =)

P.S. Check out The Hunger Site. It’s a great cause, and all you have to do is click. There’s a pop-up or two, but it won’t hurt if you close them. After you click, do the same thing for the Breast Cancer Site, the Rainforest Site, and the Animal Rescue site. It’ll give you a warm, fuzzy feeling.

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Go. Read. This. It’s so eloquent, and makes me totally rethink my own September 11 post. I’m doing my part to get this message to as many people as possible…

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I love my dad. Not that I didn’t before, but we have a great relationship. We bonded over Star Trek: Voyager, before it got canceled, but otherwise, we’re all about the laughs. Like just now. My dad got to talking about Harry Potter with me (no, he’s not a fan, but I’m determined to convert him.) Pretty much the only books he ever mentions are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He’s stuck on “Bilbo Baggins and his hairy tufted feet.” He was telling me how he used to play Dungeons and Dragons with his friends when he was little, and how they’d play all day. Just like I do when I find some really good HP fanfiction.

So then, he tells me that he and his friends would “see someone else and say, ‘Next time, let’s gang up on him. I’ll distract him and you can sneak up behind him and steal his donkeys-‘” At that point, I started laughing so hard, I cried and almost fell out of my chair. It was honestly *that* funny.

So, I guess I don’t have the best relationship with my family in general, but we like to laugh. And laughter is good for the soul. =)

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After visiting Stephanie’s blog, I feel like my URL is too… plain. I should move it to somewhere more creative. Maybe calliopespeaks.blogspot.com, you know, from the muse Calliope? *hears crickets chirping* Guess not. But it’s more original than musings_blog.

It’s starting to get cold again, and the temperature change is making me feel a little sick. I had a stuffy nose last night, but it wasn’t too bad cause the fam went to a County Fair, so I had the house to myself again. Watched “Pleasantville” on TNT. Good movie, btw. Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire star, and I noticed some itty-bitty cameos from Marc Blucas and Danny Strong (Riley and Jonathan from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the TV show.)

Another spider this morning. In my bathroom. Easily vanquished with my handy-dandy can of bug spray. That makes three this week. *sinks into “why me?” self-pity* Attempted to sweep up the body to throw it away, was too squicked to do it. (Yikes! FictionAlley has affected me so much, I use the lingo in real life! Fyi, to be squicked is to be really, REALLY grossed out.) Washed my hair, then went to check on the Good Ship. I miss two days, and I have four pages to catch up on — how is that possible! That’s 80 posts! All the sailors liked the trailer as much as I did, possibly more. The adults are embarrassed to have noticed SexyDeeperVoice!Rupert, but I’m not! ;) He’s only two years younger than me, and my parents are two years apart, so there!

Cannot. Wait. Until. November 15. The magic ought to continue sooner! =)

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I only have a minute, as it’s getting late, and I really want to get to bed to avoid morning grumpiness.

Today was a surprisingly good day. No tests today. I aced my Trig quiz. I started the AP Physics stuff for the next chapter, and wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles, *dances to inner music from “Fiddler”* I think I understand it.

I watched the WB earlier, mostly to see the second HP trailer. (The show, “Family Affair,” was pretty good, btw.) IT WAS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! They showed a whole bunch of new scenes. There was one with Lucius Malfoy and Harry in Flourish and Blotts, and the mandrakes, and more of the Polyjuice Potion scene, and the flying car, and the Howler, and Lockhart and the pixies… There’s too many to list. It would take less time to write out a play-by-play of the entire thing. It was a full movie trailer, not just a tv commercial, even though it was on the short side.

Man, I can’t wait to see it!!! I feel like such a dork, getting so excited. (Secret: I actually started to cry while I was watching it.) But at least I’m not cheering for some stupid football team. :P

So, except for one small spider-related incident (two in one week — why me?), today was a pretty good day. =)

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