Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Oh boy oh boy it's St. Paddy's day! Of course for me that means wearing green and going about business as usual. It's Spring Break for me! Well... Okay it's sort of Spring Break for me. I still have my dual enroll classes in the afternoon/evening but that's not too terribly awful because I get the mornings off. This also means that next year's spring break will be absolutely amazing, if only for the fact that I (mostly) get to go do what I want. 
Anyway! What are you all doing for your holiday and/or Spring Break? Tell me about it! If I wasn't in school, and money wasn't an object to be concerned about I would probably try to be in Ireland for this holiday, but of course I am a student, I am broke, and I am not in fact Irish at all. So, the extent of my celebration was having a kiwi with lunch today. 
So, that's what's up for me this green holiday. Enjoy yours, and don't do anything too stupid that you may regret tomorrow. Until next time,

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Good Morning, America! Today is Saturday, March 15, 2014

The day, the day is rapidly approaching! You know what I'm talking about, don't you? That's right...
State is just under three weeks away! 
So for those of you who are reading this and are in JCL with me and are getting ready for state, I hope you're all super excited about it and are studying! Or, well, that you're practicing your Christmas-treeing at least. For those of you with speeches: please don't let them slip away from memory! For those of you who will be attending state for the first time, it really will be the best time. Just... don't do anything stupid. That would be bad. 
Any post about state would not be complete without an annual list of Do's and Don'ts. Please, for the love of all that is good and classical, please don't make me add to it this year. It makes me sad to do so. 
  1. Bring your toga. It is very important.
  2. Bring enough clothes
  3. If you're going on water rides at the theme park, suitable clothing is needed.
  4. Cheer LOUDLY at spirit
  5. Come up with a cheer or two (School-appropriate please)
  6. Teach said cheers to us!
    1. Study categories, keep speeches fresh in memoriam, practice your buzzer fingers if you play certamen.
    2. Listen to your upperclassmen! Unless they're attempting to do something wrong...
    3. Help at bazaar, take your tests, wear your name tag, and do your best.
    1. Move hotel furniture
    2. Sass your compatriots.
    3. Mistreat your roommates. Just don't. 
    4. Wander around without a buddy. 
    5. Lose your name tag
    6. Wader off campus. For the love of all that is good and classical, if you do this we will be kicked out of FJCL for no less than a year
    7. Forget things at the hotel. 
    8. Forget to call your parents to check in
    9. Get lost in the theme park
    10. Not have an awesome time. 
    Well, that's just about it. Soon your teacher will be handing out final papers regarding state. Pay attention to the papers, be ready to leave when the day arrives, and look forward to a great time. 
    Until later,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Today is March 11, 2014...

...and the game is on! No seriously this week begins the two week wait until colleges are supposed to start reporting statuses again. Awesome, right? Right.
I suppose you can call this a status report for here too! I suppose it would be prudent to start counting down the days until my next adventure! So without further ado...
There are 3 weeks and 2 days until STATE!
Yes yes there are 23 days until state, ladies and gentlemen. It is going to be quite the experience, especially since I will be rooming with new people this year. When it comes to state, the most important things to consider on this trip are going to be

  1. Bringing things to Latin with- a sheet to make a toga with, face paint, and my club shirts
  2. Making sure that I have a change of clothes for after spending all Saturday at the theme park
  3. FOOD. Yes you read that right: food. The hotel food is expensive and questionable at best. So, we bring our own food and call it good.
So, for now, I will be practicing my speech and studying my category and getting ready to try for a trophy at the state level. Until after state,

Day Six and Seven: The One Where We Go Home

Tuesday saw another early start, as we had plans to be at Chena Hot Springs Resort. The reason we had to leave so early is that the road to...