Sunday, November 4, 2007

From a Different Perspective

...with new glasses! Decided to forgo the contacts this time around. My optometrist was SO cool. I've finally gotten to the bottom of my woe with safety glasses. Apparently, the safety glasses push on your regular glasses, thus slightly altering your prescription and vision and causing headaches. It makes so much sense now. How could clear safety glasses ever do any harm? I guess I'm stuck with the big bulky ones for now. No fashionable neat shaped, blue-tinted safety glasses this year. My new glasses are cool though. They're semi-frameless and pretty lightweight. I like 'em.

We went to Sawgrass (for the first time in months!) after picking up the glasses, and I must say that I still hate everything that I used to hate about that mall. There are amazing sales and discounts that you can't find anywhere else, but I can't deal with the people. SO MANY PEOPLE. Not to mention the fact that half of the people weren't speaking English. It makes me really nervous sometimes. But of course, we still walked away with bags full of amazing deals.

So besides getting completely owned by the AP Psych quiz on Friday, everything else in school is great. I started off Calculus with a pretty good start (B+ on the first quiz) and things look to be going well, at least for now. Apparently AP Psych is going to take a nasty turn into one of those dreadful AP classes that you hear horror stories about. Mr. Lacroix says that he was being too nice before and that when he went to the AP teachers' conference, he decided that he needed to be meaner and more strict. Just great for us :/

On another note, robotics sucks to the nth degree. I don't like the team anymore. I don't see anything that I can do to make it better without the cooperation of both sides. Both sides meaning students vs. students, Dillard vs. Motorola, students vs. mentors, and all of these conflicting goals and expectations. A team shouldn't have these types of problems. I shouldn't have to concern myself over dumb shit like this. It would be naive of me to once again think that "things will surely get better with time". I have a feeling that we'll be approaching the 2008 season with a completely different attitude...for the worse. It's horrible of me to say this, but something really horrible needs to happen for things to get better.

Ending on a happier note, the application for MITES 2008 was released on the 31st, or Nov 1? (they really meant late when they said late October) I'm going to wait until my ACT scores and updated PSAT scores are released, but I think I can start on the essays and getting those recommendation letters together. Decisions won't be out until April, but it gives me something to look forward to, hopefully.

1 comment:

Gentlemenk said...

If the president thinks this way, then we aught to be naive for her. I'll stay naive and encourage it :)
If we did not have problems we would not have any way to learn from them. It is part of growth, be a good example and reinforce good accomplishments; such have a way of trickling down to your pupils.
"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. ." -Martin Luther King