If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
A Sunday school teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."
Oh I just can't wait: for Voices at the Boyne. i know it's only been 4 days since i was away last, but i need another break already! only 5 more school days til then...and 9 til march break! ah, the joys of being staff at a school board-run music camp
Today I learned: that my math teacher things my brother and i share the same personality as my dad while my mom is very different from all of us. boy, did he catch me off guard!
The last show I saw was: i think it might still beYou're a Good Man Charlie Brown. i was supposed to see Larry's Party but then it was sold out and i couldn't skip school...which isn't such a bad thing cuz i would have slept through it anyway after the days i'd had.
Updates: I've got a whole bunch of things to add now...i still have the articles and pictures...and now someone has convinced me to add some of my own writing to the "Me" section...it will all be done in good time (or bad time...what's the difference?)
Link: A Splash of Sas, Tonya's site...cuz she got into NYU and she is cool :)
Journal End Time: 11:56pm
oh boy...i don't know how so much time ends up passing between each update i manage to get in here! things have been crazy as usual. this weekend alone i'm taking the SAT's again (no, it's not an official date for test taking...but they messed up on jan 27 when i was supposed to write them at UTS and forgot to book the school or soemthing...it was a whole big huge mess) and i have orchestra and then sunday i'm going to be studying and writing an essay and getting together stuff for barnard all day. i'm not exactly looking forward to teh next three days (monday cuz i've got a huge physics test...aug). right, now why would i have to get stuff together for barnard, one might ask. well, it turns out that guidance at my school messed up the recommendations they sent in and used one as the wrong thing so i had to get another recommendation...and they claim that i didn't get my interview form in on time (which i KNOW for sure that i did...but whatever, i don't have time to complain) so have to send them other work and stuff i've done for school or really anywhere so they can get a better idea of who i am as a person and not just from my marks. boy, i'm writing in long sentenses today :)
i feel like i could go on forever...but i'm sleepy and want to be awake tomorrow morning, so i'd better go..and try ot find time to continue sometime later. i might be able to fit it in next november or so...ack.
i finally have things to talk about other than recounting every day of my life...but i'm having trouble forming sentences with the ideas. I guess my big news now is that i've found the love of my life :) AND, he/she (i haven't decided yet) will almost positively be living with me permenently as of tomorrow. give up? oh fine, i'll tell you :) i'm getting a violin! I'm getting a beautiful "millenium" violin (made by a german company who decided to have something like 200 or 250 violins for the millenium, and to include an amazing bow and case, all for the price of the violin) and i honestly am in love :) it's a kind of deep brown(not yellow or orange) but not too deep. and everything matches...everything that's usually black (the pegs, the chin rest, the tail piece) are all brown...and the metal pieces that are usuallly a silver colour are all gold. and it produces the most wonderful sound. it's deep and smooth and not too loud (kind of like me) and just plain pretty. everything about it pretty. i'm beginning to think of names. got any suggestions?
alright, i'm running out of words. goodnight
Happy New Year! it's now the real new millenium, contrary to popular belief. it's fianlly 2001. i always used to talk about how i woudl be the first graduating class of the real new millenium...and it's finally here :)
i keep meaning to update and then finding somethign else that needs to be done first. this isn't the case tonight...tonight i've just got too much going through my mind to write anything that makes any sense at all...so i'll save it for another time. i hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.
i'm tired...anything i might try to say will make no sense...so i shall end this here. au revoir
And now for something completely nauseating:
Some things to consider when voting this November...
In 1994, Mr. Day advocated the death penalty for teenagers convicted of first-degree murder.
In a 1997 speech, he suggested serial-child killer Clifford Olson should be dealt with by fellow prisoners: "People like myself say, 'Fix the problem. Put him in the general [prison] population. The moral prisoners will deal with it in a way which we don't have the nerve to do.'"
In 1988 Mr. Day said granting greater access to abortion would prompt a rise in child abuse: "The thinking is," he said, "if you can cut a child to pieces or burn them alive with salt solution while they're still in the womb, what's wrong with knocking them around a little when they're outside the womb."
In 1995, the "Red Deer Tory" declared Alberta health care should only pay for abortions required to save the mother's life. Asked if that excluded a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, he did not waver, answering that medical necessity is the only grounds he would accept: "Women who become pregnant through rape or incest should not qualify for government funded abortions unless their pregnancy is life-threatening."
HOMOSEXULAITY/EQUAL RIGHTS FOR GAYS AND LESBIANS
In 1998: "The freedom for homosexuals to choose their lifestyle is there. But when I'm asked to legislate, in some way, approval of their choice, then I have a problem...How can I do this without a mandate to alter in public policy a centuries-old definition of what a natural family is?"
"The homosexual issue is a real source of concern because [the public] doesn't know how far it's going to go...There is a concern, yet to be determined, that it can't be stopped. These type of unknowns have people alarmed.
"The same people who don't want to see homosexuality in their sex education curriculum and the same people who don't want to see gay parades in their city also say people shouldn't be fired just because they're homosexual. You know what? People miss this, but people are not being fired because they are homosexual."
"Homosexuality is a mental disorder that can be cured by counselling."
He has said homosexuality is, "not condoned by God" and maintains being gay is a matter of choice.
In 1997 Day wanted the Red Deer museum to return $10,000 in lotteries money because it was doing a study on gays: "We all make mistakes and they made a mistake in pursuing a project which purports to reflect the sexual choices of one per cent of the population."
Most statistics suggest between four to 10 per cent of the general population is homosexual.
On the subject of the separation of the church and the Canadian educational system, "God's law is clear," an angry Day told the Alberta Report in 1984, "standards of education are not set by government, but by God, the Bible, the home and the school."
Day refused in an interview recently to say if he still believes that.
In 1996, right in the middle of National Freedom to Read Week, it was proposed by South MLA Victor Doerksen that the government remove all books from Alberta's school curriculum that demean God or Jesus Christ.
He produced the award-winning novel Of Mice and Men as a novel he considered unacceptable.
Doerksen introduced a petition from 881 Albertans wanting all education literature removed that is intolerant ofthe Christian religion or that profanes the name of God or Jesus Christ.
Labor Minister Stockwell Day, MLA for Red Deer North, supported the move.
In 1987, he disputed a poll indicating one million canadian women that year had been abused physically, emotionally, sexually or economically.
Mr. Day was appointed minister of labour in 1992. He made Alberta's minimum wage the lowest in the country.
He has called official bilingualism an "irritant"
On the issue of sex education in Canadian schools: "There is a growing body of literature suggesting that, as sex education becomes more comprehensive, there is a corresponding increase in sexual activity."
In fact, the opposite is true; Canada teen pregnancy rates have grown increasing lower with each passing year over the past decade and are among the lowest in the western world.
Oh I just can't wait: to be in new york again..and see a handful of extremely special people
Today I learned: that busy work, when from Mr. King, can be a lot of fun
The last show I saw was: Percιe (the Baroque opera by Lully)
Link: This Hour Has 22 Minutes go vote!
Journal End Time: 12:08am
i'm tired. don't vote for day...he's stupid. it's scary how far ahead he is in the west. aug, too much thinking. goodnight
The average life expectancy in the United States was forty-seven.
Only 14 percent of the homes in the United States had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.
There were only 8,000 cars in the US and only 144 miles of paved roads. The maximum speed limit in most cities was ten mph.
Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California. With a mere 1.4 million residents, California was only the twenty-first most populous state in the Union.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Towel.
The average wage in the US was twenty-two cents an hour. The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year. A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2500, a veterinarian between $1500 and $4000, and a mechanical engineer about $5000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births in the United States took place at home.
Ninety percent of all US physicians had no college education. Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard."
Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee cost fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason, either as travelers or immigrants.
The five leading causes of death in the US were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.
Drive-by shootings in which teenage boys galloped down the street on horses and started randomly shooting at houses, carriages, or anything else that caught their fancy, were an ongoing problem in Denver and other cities in the West.
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was thirty. The remote desert community was inhabited by only a handful of ranchers and their families.
Plutonium, insulin, and antibiotics hadn't been discovered yet. Scotch tape, crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
One in ten US adults couldn't read or write. Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Some medical authorities warned that professional seamstresses were apt to become sexually aroused by the steady rhythm, hour after hour, of the sewing machine's foot pedals. They recommended slipping bromide which was thought to diminish sexual desire, into the women's drinking water.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at corner drugstores. According to one pharmacist, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and the bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."
Coca-Cola contained cocaine instead of caffeine.
Punch-card data processing had recently been developed, and early predecessors of the modern computer were used for the first time by the government to help compile the 1900 census.
Eighteen percent of households in the United States had at least one full-time servant or domestic.
There were about 230 reported murders in the US annually.
Oh I just can't wait: to have all this stupid university stuff figured out so i can finally put my mind at rest
Today I learned: that my violin teacher really doesn't believe that i'm having trouble with my wrist
The last show I saw was: Percιe (the Baroque opera by Lully)
Updates: a lot of fixing things up here and there. i trasfered the last three months of entries into a little link above.
Link: University of Waterloo & Queens University (i'm in the middle of applying to ontario universities...can you tell?)
Journal End Time: 10:13pm
well well well..it has been a while. i guess the biggest thing that's been happening university stuff. its' acutally kind of scary...knowing nothing will ever be the same as it is right now. not just that i'll change...but everything around me will be changing this time too. aug, i can't wait! i think i've finally figured out what i'm applying to hwere. at queens, i'm applying to science (chemical physics), music, and engineering (engineering chemistry) and at waterloo i'm trying for chemical engineering, environmental (chemical) engineering, and kinesiology. all the programs at waterloo i'm applying for co-op. acutlaly, i don't have a choice for the engineering programs, but i've chosen to apply for co-op for kin. it's strange..cuz a few weeks ago i was so sure i'd never want to consider co-op. but it looks like that might bemy best shot at acutally living in nyc for any time. i'm really unsure about applying to american schools now. cuz it'll take up more time than i really have..and there are so many people and huge factors riding against me...its' really hard to try to do something fro the first time when there's nothing and/or no one there to support you.
school is acutally going rediculously well. well, aside from teh alg/geo test i had on monday. i've somehow managed to get a 97 in physics...and i really can't figure out how that happened. acutally...4 of my 6 marks are 97 or higher...i don't htink that's supposed to happen in your oac year! dont' get me wrong...i'm not complaining at all...i'm just confused and surprised, that's all. i'm doing better this year than i ever have before, and i'm extremely glad that all teh work i've put in is finally paying off. it woudl help if i could stand being at school a little mor ethough. i come home every day feeling it's been a waste of my time. well, aside from physics...cuz there's no way i could learn that on my own, and we ALWAYS have a full lesson in physics.
alright, enough about school...i spend enough time there during the day to come home and think about it too. you knwo what...i think this has been a sufficient entry for one night. that and my wrist is hurting from typing so much. so, take care...and i'll try to write in here a little more often.