marenzi: (Converse Love)
In the past week, I have:
Completed my internship & began my summer job at the bakery.
Given my final presentation for my internship, complete with shameless food bribery.
Attended senior prom.
Attended a ceremony where I received honors for my project & three writing awards.
Practiced walking and sitting for three hours.
Graduated from high school. Pictures or it didn't happen! )
Gone to five grad parties & the school-sponsored all-nighter from 10-6 at ESPNzone.

This totaled out to three all-nighters (prom, grad party, crazy friends), wearing a skirt or dress for five days in a row (I wore a skirt twice the entire school year), and approximately nine million tagged photos on facebook. IN ONE WEEK. And ?skip=600 flist, which was honestly better than expected since I haven't been online since last Saturday, but I just skimmed without commenting. :/ I have so may tabs open that I may have broken Chrome.

In other not-news:
Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles are still so fucking sexy it kills me.
Misha Collins has become a BNF of himself & I love him for it.
BIG BANG TIME OMG YAY!
ALSO I AM A WHORE: THE TESTIMONIALS OF AWESOME MEME! // ME!!

UNF SLEEEEEP. ♥
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This weekend was the most social I've been in months, now that classes are over. Worked at my bakery internship most of the day Saturday, and as I was signing out, the owner asked if I'd be interested in staying on for the summer! YES PLEASE. I am loving this so much, and I feel so lucky to be working on something fun instead of sitting at a desk like my friends. I'd been a little self-conscious about being such an obvious newbie (and yeah, a little paranoid that they were annoyed that they had to babysit some high schooler) but being offered a job on my fourth day? I'm feeling very reassured. :D

Softball sleepover Saturday night included jumping on the trampoline in pouring rain at midnight. Do you need more proof of how amazing these girls are? Sports award ceremony Sunday afternoon, where I won the award for team leadership & commitment again, and then we all drove out to the middle of nowhere for a party at the coach's house. We ate unbelievably quantities of junk food and terrified the neighbors and absolutely destroyed her deck (although to be fair, she started the food fight).

I've been playing softball all four years of high school, but this has easily been the best by far. We started out without a pitcher or half of our infield and went on to host states and finish third. I've never been so happy at school as I have with these coaches or these girls - I've watched the other teams we played, whose coaches screamed at them and whose pitcher or catcher mocked other players' mistakes, and I feel so lucky. We have the best underclassmen, seriously. A couple of the freshmen girls actually wrote me letters/birthday cards saying how much they'll miss me next year, and I can hardly remember how miserable I was at this school freshman & sophomore years because this? Makes it worth it.

/Hallmark moment

[livejournal.com profile] jelliclekat wrote me birthday!fic which is the BEST THING OF MY LIFE: Long Past Time, Sam/hallucinations, spoilers for the finale. BEST. EVER. Angsty and fucked-up and hurts so so good. MMM WINCHESTERS. ♥

SO EXCITED FOR BIG BANG POSTING, OMG. Except I will be crazy-busy with prom and graduation and all of that for the first week, so I'll just have to play catch-up the second week. :D

Now that I have my G1 and can actually set songs as my ringtone, Carry On Wayward Son makes me glee every time someone calls. SPN theme song! Hope that everyone else had an amazing weekend too.

(@mishacollins is MAKING MY LIFE right now. I am fangirling his dorkiness so hard.)
marenzi: (Summertime)
So. Now that that's over with, I can pretend to continue with my life (HA).

I finished AP exams and softball on Tuesday - third in the state! It's the first time we've ranked, and a home game at that. Lost 6-5 in the seventh inning, but we played amazingly and they were a good team. It's really weird to think that I'm done with softball, which has sort of defined spring for the last four years.

My birthday was yesterday, and it was nice and quiet. I began my internship, so I worked at the bakery from 11-7 and then took home their signature black&white cake, which was very pretty and delicious. I assumed I'd be observing and dishwashing to start off, but it's been very hands-on; today I was actually icing and decorating the sale cakes. It's extremely weird to think that someone is going to pay $22 for a tiny cake made by a high schooler.

My extended family often pools birthday presents together, so from my parents/relatives I got a white G1. It is extremely pretty and incredibly addictive and I'm already in love. I'm finally beginning to see why so many people love iPhones! There are a lot of great free apps, too. Any recommendations from fellow G1-users? The only thing I'm considering buying is the Microsoft Office app, which would be very useful but very expensive. I'm desperately hoping someone will code a free version soonish.

[OKAY, I AM NOT OVER IT YET. SOMEONE TALK TO ME.]
marenzi: (Summer Girl)
This is... an interesting morning. Despite the lack of any mind-altering substances last night, I've woken up topless with marker scrawled all over my arms. Huh. Moving on!

Almost finished with APs - biology was yesterday and I know I did terribly on the essays. Didn't expect much because the teacher didn't teach to the exam at all and we'd never done the labs, but at least it's over. Psychology is this afternoon but it should be fairly straightforward. And then I am DONE, thank God.

I've been crazy-busy lately - I've had an AP exam or a major game every day for the last week. Softball! )

How was your morning? ♥
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Oh God, [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang looks AMAZING. There are some beautifully cracky AUs there, not to mention the SPN & non-AU J2 and. WANT. Summer can't get here fast enough!

AP English exam this morning. Really not worried about it - I know it went well. I actually loved one of the poems they used, and they're usually my weakest point. Tournament games Saturday & Sunday, AP exams Monday & Tuesday, league championship Tuesday, then state games all next weekend. :)

Am still deliciously muddy from practice, literally head-to-toe, from running and diving on our soupy field. It's kind of amazing, not going to lie.

eta WTF FLIST. YOU HAVE BEEN SO AMAZING ABOUT SPOILERS FOR WEEKS AND THEN YOU FAIL TEN MINUTES BEFORE SHOW? NOT. ON.
marenzi: (Summertime)
No time for a real update, just spastic GLEE: yesterday was our senior game, but it was rained out. Today, we played our rivals, and it was their senior game, and we WON 12-2 even though they're a much higher seed & we haven't beaten them in years! YAY! (My God I have had more sugar today than I have in the last week.) So we're now leading the ISL & ranked 3rd in the state. Tournaments all weekend/next week, wish me luck! BOOM.

(Also, really randomly, Dick Cheney was at our game. Apparently we were playing his granddaughter or something? Whatever, the secret service were incredibly not-stealthy. And no one got shot.)

BC Calc exam this morning - after spending nine months dying inside over this class, I think I did really well. Definitely 3-5 range, and I feel so good about it. Fingers crossed!! AP English tomorrow morning, then AP Bio & AP Psych next week. OKAY GOODNIGHT. ♥
marenzi: ([RPS] Jared Padalecki)
Happy birthday, Sam Winchester! Please know that if you belonged to me, you would be spending the day on a tropical island instead of, y'know. Um.

Yesterday: Senior Day! Our class took over an entire IHOP, then had senior speeches (my god, some girls were crying for five hours straight. Tons of fun, let me tell you), then the faculty softball game! Which is stupidly unfair, because two of the faculty are former minor league baseball players who consistently hit the ball over two soccer fields onto either Jermantown Road or Route 123. WHATEVER, FUN TIMES. And then the senior musical that night, Kiss Me Kate - I never knew how many boys could sing! It was a good way to round it all up.

Today was the first day of my senior internship as well. Rather than start off on a normal day, they needed someone to help out with the Flower Mart carnival they cater at the National Cathedral. I worked from 7 this morning until 8 tonight and was standing from 9-6, so my knees HURT, but other than that I had a good time. I'm surprised how many kids my age were there - I know they won't be around during my actual internship in the kitchen, but it was fun for the day.

One of the girls is honestly straight out of a YA novel. She's that quirky, fun, silly sidekick who says anything (and seriously looks exactly like she could be [livejournal.com profile] marlisle's little sister, by the way). Two minutes after she met me, she asked me out for coffee (we were early and the owners hadn't showed up yet), and as we were walking back, she just said, "You're really pretty. Not to be awkward or weird, but I just thought you should know." It was just completely platonic and something a best friend would say, but. No one has ever straight-up told me that, and I can't believe her or anything, but it seriously made my day. She works at their other location, but I really wish we could work together and I really want to get to know her. It was the sweetest thing ever.

MMM SLEEP NOW, FLIST TOMORROW. ♥
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MY LAST DAY OF HIGH SCHOOL IS OFFICIALLY OVER. Unbelievable, and it really hasn't sunk in yet, but - wow. Won our softball game 10-0 mercy rule again, which is always good. Tomorrow's senior day, where the entire class sleeps in, goes out to breakfast, and then there's 'senior speeches' to reminisce. WHATEVER, I AM DONE. Now I just have to get through four AP exams and an internship and then GRADUATION. :D

My internship is at a local high-end bakery - I know I haven't done any food posts in a while, but I love to cook - and I'll be doing a hundred hours in two and a half weeks. Yay? I'm excited. I'm starting early this Saturday because they're catering an event at the National Cathedral and they need an extra pair of hands.

So much congratulations to everyone who managed to finish their Big Bang! I'm still frustrated that my word count fell short, but there has been no time, what with it being the last few weeks of school and all. I'll still write it, it just won't be a part of the official challenge.

Today has been declared lurker amnesty day! Have you read me but never commented? Do you surf by occasionally? Here for the fic? Say hello! You are under no obligation to ever comment or delurk again, but here's a chance to do so in a post just for that.
Ahaha, this meme was made for people like me - I've been trying to comment on everyone's posts, because I know I'm a terrible commenter. Sigh.

And finally, I know April is poetry month - I'm not a fan of most poetry, but the last stanza is my journal title and my favorite ever.
the boys i mean are not refined
e.e. cummings

the boys i mean are not refined
they go with girls who buck and bite
they do not give a fuck for luck
they hump them thirteen times a night

one hangs a hat upon her tit
one carves a cross on her behind
they do not give a shit for wit
the boys i mean are not refined

they come with girls who bite and buck
who cannot read and cannot write
who laugh like they would fall apart
and masturbate with dynamite

the boys i mean are not refined
they cannot chat of that and this
they do not give a fart for art
they kill like you would take a piss

they speak whatever's on their mind
they do whatever's in their pants
the boys i mean are not refined
they shake the mountains when they dance

eta And the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] girlmostlikely has hooked me up with Dreamwidth! I'm marenzi over there as well.
marenzi: ([RPS] Jared Loves Cock)
DNW 92° in April! The A.C. isn't working yet, so I'm lying around in a t-shirt and generally being a pain in everyone's ass. I don't handle heat well, okay? This is why I didn't look at any southern schools.

Spent the morning/afternoon at school taking a four-hour BC calc exam - I know it went terribly, but I can't be bothered to care right now. The A.C. wasn't on at school either, so we all melted in a stuffy little room.

Yes, I can & will blame all my problems on the weather. UGH I will stop dumping on all of you now and go back to obsessively pretending I can meet the BB deadline.

ETA Ahaha, haven't gotten a chance to read it yet, but how much do I love that Tamora Pierce's new book is outselling Twilight & Miley Cyrus? A LOT, THAT'S HOW MUCH.
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"For fans who are worried that we are truly jumping the shark... watch the episode, decide for yourself. Personally, I don't think we're gassing up the motorcycle quite yet, but you tell me. And stay tuned for next season, when the boys take trips to London and Hawaii (haunted Tiki dolls!) and Sam and Ruby get married. And Ted McGinley joins the cast as the thoughtful (but hot!) college professor."
Eric Kripke, here.
ILY ERIC. ♥

After a completely up-and-down week, yesterday ended it nicely. There are a lot of things I dislike about my school - yes, it's a private East Coast prep school, and it does fit quite a few of the stereotypes you're thinking of. But most people assume that everyone who attends is filthy rich, despite the fact that there are students like myself who are there on a full scholarship. And there are still students who surprise me after four years here.

Yesterday, when the jazz band gave a casual performance in the commons to end off arts week? Two of the athlete-type boys ran out and started a dance party. They asked the teachers, they asked the quiet geeky girls, they did ridiculous twirls - they made idiots of themselves and got the entire school to relax. More about high school. )

We had a game against one of our rivals last night and we won at the last second - bottom of the seventh, two outs, bases loaded. She hit a line drive right down the middle and I did a ridiculous dive and caught it for the out. Possibly my best moment ever in softball, and I love the feeling of team when everyone starts screaming.

Realistically, Big Bang isn't going to happen. This is my last week of high school, and I have no free time at all. If the deadline were just one week later, I could do it once everything was finished, but. I'll be at school all day tomorrow to take a BC calc exam, and then we're trying to cram everything in before senior day on Friday. I'm still going to finish the story in May, but it won't be official.

So how's your weekend looking? ♥
marenzi: ([RPS] Alex Pettyfer)
Everything I love about Castle in one scene! You can even see their chemistry in screencaps.

Arts week has officially begun at school! The English department awards prizes for a piece of upperclassmen creative writing and an expository essay, and I won both. (While I knew I had won the awards, because they're published in the literary magazine which I run, it was still really freaking awesome to get a combined $50 at Borders.)

The lit mag finally came out today - okay, I'm the first to admit that I am far too involved, but I am so ridiculously proud of it. When I was a freshman, it was printed in black & white on computer paper and stapled together. This year, we put together a 124-page full-color edition on glossy paper with a sewn book binding. The publisher made extra copies as prototypes for other customers, and we're submitting it for evaluations. It is gorgeous - I saw people reading it all day, even the kids who never read anything they aren't forced to. Like, I'm so proud of my baby this magazine that I kind of want to post pictures of its awesomeness, but I'll restrain myself.

I feel so productive! I went grocery shopping after practice, did my laundry, made seven layer bars for our softball game tomorrow, made cookies for English class, and cleaned my bathroom. This would probably be much more impressive if I wasn't doing it all to avoid homework. On the other hand, eight days of high school left!

AHAHA Castle is so tricksy! And hot with a gun. Beckett got played.

Mmm icon.

Apr. 15th, 2009 10:40 pm
marenzi: ([RPS] Jared Loves Cock)
Today we talked about dissociative identity disorder in psych and all I could think about was [livejournal.com profile] _mournthewicked's amazing fic-in-progress. And then we took diagnostic tests for social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, which. The rest of my class is just stupidly well-adjusted. Everyone else was below the halfway mark, while I scored full points on social anxiety and all but cleanliness points on OCD tendencies. Haha, fail, self. But how can you NOT count things and organize them properly??

AHAHA ALSO. My (Spanish) advisor told us today that he and his new wife (!!) moved out of their old apartment and just bought a condom. Cue moment of silence before I asked, "You mean condo, right?" And he just sort of scrunched his face up and said, "Well, yes, a nice big one." I freaking love this man and his misunderstandings of English words & idioms.

Actually, I'd just like to state for the record that there are a lot of highly attractive, just-out-of-college male teachers at my school. Like my psychology teacher. Just saying.
marenzi: ([SPN] Drinking)
I am in such a bad headspace. I struggled to keep it together all day Friday, then came home at six after practice and just got into bed because I couldn't handle thinking anymore. Spent 9-5 yesterday at school finishing the yearbook, but I was so drained that the literary magazine isn't done. Four of my friends, a teacher I admired, and a coach are currently not speaking to me, and I have no idea what happened. My dad's job was just cut back and now we're not sure if I can afford college. I am just feeling like I'm made of fail in everything right now, and it's really fucking difficult to get out of it.

Anyway. I just got my laptop back, so I still haven't read or watched any con reports, but I hope the boys were adorable and being BFFs. I completely understand the squick factor of 4.18; this doesn't mean I didn't love it and love Kripke and love that Show has a sense of humor. [livejournal.com profile] missyjack said it best: "Show/fandom is my OTP." And, um, "I feel like Kripke just rimmed me and I loved it." This it the best type of thinky meta, really!

Iowa Court Voids Gay Marriage Ban. This made me smile more than anything this week. Iowa is Middle America, definitely not the most progressive of the states, and this gives me so much hope. I can't wait until we all get there. ♥

Does anyone have a high-resolution version of this photo? You know, where the boys are sitting right next to each other looking all nonchalant but sekritly sending each other schmoopy love texts which they save for ever and ever?
marenzi: ([SPN] Drinking)
ajkfldsajo I MISSED TONIGHT'S EPISODE. Family dinner was five hours and I only just got home. I will be completely avoiding my flist until I find a dl sometime Saturday & get a chance to watch!

Tomorrow morning I'm heading up to Lancaster with Caro for a mini-road-trip! This was originally supposed to be a Thursday-Friday-Saturday thing, but we both got busy and we've cut it down to just tomorrow. But yeah, we have a general idea of where we're driving and we're pretty much set. Open road and loud music and all that - I'll probably even channel Dean and annoy her with classic rock. Pictures if I remember my camera! Yay spring break. ♥
marenzi: (Summer Girl)
Two weeks off!! Well, one week, and then softball. But no classes! I need this so badly right now - I've gotten ten hours of sleep since Monday & pulled an all nighter last night. I'm about to crash.

OKAY SO. SPN appeared in my daily high school life today. Someone made a silly, awesomely geeky video celebrating Pi Day tomorrow, AND THERE WAS A CLIP OF DEAN EATING PIE AND MOANING. AJDFKAJF WHAT. I almost died in my seat. I kind of desperately want to ask who made it and kind of want to freak out about how stupidly weird it is when Show & RL collide.

A couple of us went out for sushi tonight! Sushi Yoshi in Vienna. I had ichiro roll and unidentified-but-delicious sashimi. NNNGH SO GOOD. It was definitely long overdue and was a fun way to start off our break.

& YAY DEAN! \o/
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...yeah, I don't really have a snarky comeback for that one.

DUDE. MARCH ALREADY. I have eight weeks of high school left. WTF. This is so crazy. Two weeks and then spring break and then less than two months and I'm done. No idea how to label the way I feel about this.

The Doors of Time. [livejournal.com profile] felisblanco. Jesus fuck, it rips your heart out and sews you up just to tear you apart again. It feels like so much more than AU fic, and I can't describe it. This Jensen is so beautiful and breathtaking and real.

And they've already announced a snow day tomorrow - I'm still bemused by the general driving ineptitude of this region, but it's nice to have a random day off unlike the real world.
marenzi: ([RPS] The Epic Love)
Where has my life gone the past week?? No free time for eljay, which means I'm a few hundred flist entries behind & haven't commented. Sorry! ♥

HEY HEY SEASON FIVE! CONGRATULATIONS KRIPKE, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD. Which means they're living together for at least another year!
"Hey dude, thinking about you, hope it's going well. Kick ass. Enjoy." [source]
ADFASDFJLKDSLJF LOVE. They are the most adorable best friends EVER. And I don't know any guys who send 'just thinking about you' texts. *tinhats*

Oh! Softball's finally started! And I don't know what it is, but I'm magically so much better than last year. Maybe I just look really good in comparison because the star players are rusty? But I've made every play and just felt awesomely right, like it's more than a fluke. My coaches both mentioned it to me and have placed me in starting infield. Fingers crossed this doesn't go away!

And I got my acceptance letters to Rensselaer & Virginia Tech yesterday/today. They were my safeties, but it's still comforting to know that if Rose doesn't work out, I've been offered scholarships renewable through grad school.

In summary, life is amazingly awesome but crazy busy. I missed the Fired Up fangirl meetup on Sunday, too - next time!
marenzi: ([RPS] Jared Padalecki)
Today was... ugh. This morning, I spent a total of four hours discussing eating disorders and rape in my psych class and my English class. And I never consider that sort of thing triggering or whatever, but I was just completely drained by noon. Today was just kinda shitty in general.

ANYWAY. Let's move onto the fact that I abandoned LJ for a week and there is much to catch up on.
1. Last Friday was our school's annual variety show. You'd think that the highlight would have been all of the teachers dressing up as zombies and doing Thriller horribly out of sync. Or the MCs accidentally splattering cream pie all over the new velvet curtain. But the finale was five senior guys who dressed as the Backstreet Boys to perform I Want It That Way. NINETIES POP FTW. They had every single one of the cheesy dance moves down and their singing was indescribably terrible. This is why I love my class.
2. Softball varsity pre-season has started! My love for this sport is rather inexplicable, as I have played for seven years and am still rather terrible, but whatever. I'm still over-the-top excited every year. :)
3. The true meaning of food porn. Best served with alfredo sauce, y/y?
4. OH, destitute!JENSEN. ♥ But for the record, I highly disapprove of this housecat army. Dogs are the way to go, man.
5. I AM GOING TO SEE F13 THIS FRIDAY WITH [livejournal.com profile] balefully & PEOPLE!! THIS FRIDAY, 7:30, GALLERY PLACE, DC. BE THERE. Who else is going to DIE over Jared Padalecki's ridiculous face??
6. I greatly dislike even numbers. I've noticed this on my flist before, and I can only conclude that it is a sign of extreme intelligence and general awesomeness.
7. Right, I'm off to dl & watch Misha Collins suck his own cock. You'll know what happened if I never post again.
marenzi: (Anthony Bourdain)
I am officially a second semester senior, finally. This year is simultaneously flying by and dragging horribly. OH WELL, FOUR-DAY WEEKEND!

Today was the end of my Middle East Studies class. I'm not ready to fully write about the Gaza Crisis here, but this class made me question and reform so many of my beliefs. For anyone interested in hearing different sides of the story, I really recommend Bitter Lemons, a Palestinian-Israeli op-ed listing; for anyone interested in the Palestinian view, I recommend What You Don't Know About Gaza. They'll make you question yourself.

Anyway, since it was the last day, we had a bit of a party and brought in middle eastern foods. I made Nus Qamar, an almond crescent cookie, though I heavily modified it. I think that our class of ten ate more than forty cookies, so I'd say they turned out well. Picture & Notes )

I cannot wait for Tuesday, you guys. It still feels almost surreal, and I'm going to be able to be there to see it. I'll be staying at a friend's house the night before so I can avoid the metro mess entirely. She lives about a mile from the Mall, so we can walk into DC early that morning. We'll freeze our asses off and probably get trampled and I'm so excited. Will anyone else be there? I knew there's a decent contingent of fangirls around here somewhere!

Speaking of which, I'd wanted to go see MBV3D tonight at Gallery Place with [livejournal.com profile] balefully and others, but timing sucked and I couldn't make it. I would love to go to a real-life-meets-fandom event sometime, though it seems that the SPN fandom has a lot of twentysomethings and very few teenagers; I'm not sure if people would mind that I'm a bit younger (eighteen). I can behave myself, really - well, as much as anyone can when Jensen Ackles appears in 3D right in front of you, twenty feet tall and wearing a tight shirt.
marenzi: ([SPN] So Awesome)
I lived through the first day back, mostly because we didn't actually do any work - we just went over exams. I got As in everything except AP Bio, which was a C+. My parents are not exactly pleased. Honestly, though, I'm just completely burned out on that class because I feel like if I haven't gotten it by now, I never will.

Instead of that depressing thought, let's focus on my A IN MATH YAY. I've been bouncing around like Jared Padalecki on sugar. And it sort of restored my faith in being an engineering student. ♥

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