I should be working on my short little paper for World History right now. I’ve spent the whole day working on my project for Lifsey’s class. (Okay, so I actually started around 2, but that is when my day started. Really must work on getting dressed, etc. faster.) We’re making model houses from foam. I’m roughly half done with mine; it’s due Thursday. I’ve been cutting the foam for about three days now. I have three-quarters of the walls, but no windows or doors, and I’m going to hold off on making the floor ’cause that’s all one piece, and therefore less time-consuming… I think. I almost started gluing the walls together, but then I nixed it in favor of making all the door and window openings first. Then I realized I couldn’t place the doors and windows properly until I knew where all the walls went. But I didn’t know how they’d all fit together. Solution: I used itty-bitty pieces of tape to hold the walls upright and in place until I get to the gluing part. Worked pretty well. I decided to stop to do my paper (erm… will get to it shortly), but I’ll head back to it after dinner. What is it with teachers assigning tedious projects?
Further proof that we are wreaking havoc on the environment: It was snowing until about twenty minutes ago. Snowing. It’ll be April in two days! It is officially spring! This is the latest I’ve ever seen snow, including that time in Germany in mid-March. It was really wet, more like rain-snow than regular snow, but it’s still bizarre. I even gave up and wore long sleeves today (to stay in the house). It’s supposed to be cold again tomorrow, but it looks like it’ll warm up again. And to think, the weather was in the mid-60’s yesterday.
Web design is hard. I spent a large chunk of last night making a nifty logo-type-thing, though. The problem is trying to lay everything out properly. I’m getting major inspiration from Rajni and Mykella, but I see now that I’m aiming too high. I can alter HTML and CSS quite easily now. But writing the neat-looking stuff? Uh-uh. I know my limits. ::pouts:: I do want it to look good, though. I just don’t have the time to sort it all out. Grr.
My piano lesson was moved to Saturday afternoon. It’s weird, though, to have so many people wandering around while I’m playing. I still get nervous when I play in front of strangers. My hands shake and my mind wanders farther than I’m willing to let it. She all but begged me to go to the mini-recital tomorrow night. She said I was a role model for her younger students. I haven’t had a lot of time to practice lately, though, so I’m not so sure about performing. And I haven’t mentioned it to my parents yet. They’d have to take me directly from school to the base. And I wouldn’t have any time to eat. (I am not a pleasant person when I’m hungry.) Grr. ::mimes scale:: Be a role model, work on project/do homework/eat on time/ Internet. Attempt to fight nervous shake, attempt to get good grades. I don’t think I’ll go. I find that I have less and less time for piano lately.
The quarter ends this week. There’s only one class that I’m worried about, though. And I used to think of it as an “easy” class. This quarter, whatever I get, I earned it. It’s been bothering me for ages. Engineering is not my thing. Science is not my thing. Which makes the college search process that much harder, because I don’t know what my thing is.
And I have rambled far too much already. I can smell dinner, and my history book is looming overheard, reminding me of my not-yet-started report. I hate school. The people are okay, but schoolwork sucks. ::reluctantly goes off to fulfill personal obligation to school::