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  1. Reading this thread makes me realize that I am rather inexperienced when it comes to coasters. I honestly kind of struggled with this... SDL's loop at HP. It was my first inverting coaster and I shall never forget the first time I was flipped over. I then realized how awesome Schwarzkopfs were. Kind of cheesy, but probably the inversions on Batman at SFGAm. First invert and rode in the front. The intensity was phenomenal and made me love inverts.
  2. First day of my junior year was a little better than I thought it was going to be. My schedule changed AGAIN, but for the better this time. 1. Biology 2. AP World History 3. AP English Language and Composition 4. AP US History II 5. French III 6. Trigonometry 7. AP Psychology 8. Band Some problems though: My 2nd period WHAP class has some people in it that, honestly, I don't think they realize the work that goes into an AP Class. Especially without CourseNotes. We'll see once we actually start doing things... The new French teacher seems really nice and I feel like I will enjoy these next two years of it. Level 3 is still labeled as an Honors/Gifted class; I wonder if it still has the 10% weighting towards your GPA? 3 and 4 are in the same period; there are like 8 or 9 kids in 3 and 1 kid in 4. My Trig class is mostly the upper level juniors, but there are some people in there that are repeating it for some reason or another and I have a feeling they're gonna slow us down and I will be doing headdesks quite often. Oh, and we need to get our own calculators. Well, better make the investment now...I only know how to use a TI-84, so I guess that's what I'll get... Not a problem, but we got our first novel assignment today: read The Great Gatsby by September 28th. Not bad.
  3. ^ Honors Chem was my worst grade last year, a 92. The only reason I even took AP Chem was because I needed a class to take instead of French III. I just wish they'd pull me out of Chem and put me in French so I don't have to go down to guidance, make an appointment, and wait for a very simple period switch, as oppose to the people who need their whole schedule changed. :/
  4. My schedule changed two days before school starts. But, I have the same classes in a different order: 1. AP Psych 2. AP World History 3. AP English Language and Composition 4. AP US History II 5. AP Chemistry 6. Trigonometry 7. Biology 8. Band And I think French III exists now, and it's 5th period. I assume the reason I don't have it yet is because AP Chem 5th period was a special request of mine and they don't want to upset me by pulling me out of it. (But the only reason I needed it in the first place was because French didn't exist at the end of last year.) I will make an appointment with guidance on Monday to change it though!
  5. ^ Same here for the AP English courses. And I am so glad we only need one year of gym. Normally they just give it to freshmen so they just get it over with, but since I took Concert Band my freshman year, I have to take it later. (Going to be my senior year...) And I found out this week that there are 33 people in my AP Psychology class. Not only is it too many for an AP Class, it's too many for any class! His room is actually one of the smaller ones in the school (or so it seems). I had 27 people in my Algebra II class last year and it felt cramped despite the fact it was in one of the larger "lab" rooms... I wonder if they ordered enough textbooks last year...
  6. ^ Which AP English course is that, Language & Comp. or Literature & Comp.? Some schools only offer one, but (somewhat surprisingly) ours offers both. And that sucks you have to take Gym all four years...we just need one gym credit to graduate.
  7. Is it sad that I have the classes I want to take my senior year picked out before my junior year even starts?
  8. I basically just got too lazy to hole punch everything so stuff just ended up sitting in the binder but not secured to anything, so there were a few times, especially in English and Earth and Environmental Science, where stuff would fall out and be in the bottom of my locker. I always seemed to lose Chemistry stuff too; I almost got a C in there for one quarter had it not been for some bonus points I earned; I ended the quarter with an 83. (I think 81 or 82 is highest C.) That was the marking period where every one got a 0 on a 5 point quiz because we were all done and talking. (Well except the really quiet girl who doesn't talk to anyone. At all.)
  9. I could only take two years of French; our teacher retired after last year. But we did absolutely nothing in French II. I had it last period and every other day we spend at least half the class period doing our homework or having a discussion. Be it about her French I classes or current events. I was a great way to end my day. My school's guidance department is horrible. One of my friends is trying to get into AP Psych, which he chose to, and has a way to fix his schedule that would involve having 5 classes with me (1,2,3,4, and 8) but no one in guidance will answer his phone calls! I got my first school supply in today! My Moleskine binder arrived at my doorstep. Instead of having 7 different binders as I did last year-one for every class-I'm having one for everything. I also ordered binder pockets so I'll have one of those for every class (except band) to put homework and other study guides to take home. Although, I'll probably scan the study guides and put them on StudyBlue so I can view them on my phone anywhere without lugging anything along. School starts two Mondays from today and I've gotten to the point where I want it to start. I'm not sure if I'm going to like waking up at 6 every morning again, but I'll get used to it.
  10. Our school does offer an AP Class to freshman: US History I AP. And that was the problem our school had with Honors Classes: too many people in them that didn't always deserve to. Not saying they're not smart, it was more they were just well behaved. Now that our school got rid of ALL honors classes, they don't want to be in regular classes with misbehaving people, so they take AP. Not saying they all can't handle it; I know some can. It's just that AP Class sizes are now rediculous. I believe most of the time the class size for an AP English Language Class was like 10 kids. Now there are two periods of it, probably with 20 each. The head of the Social Studies department (my APUSH teacher) and I were talking about ordering books for next year and said there were 40 kids registered for World History AP. I feel that is a tad too many and I'd be willing to bet that a few will drop after the first exam comes back and they failed it. (I could be wrong, but it happened with APUSH, so why wouldn't it happen in WHAP?)
  11. I think it's time for an updated picture of me... And I look like a creeper. I can never take good pictures of myself...and this is a screencap from a YouTube video. :/
  12. Got my schedule for my junior year and *gasp* I actually like it! 1. AP Psychology 2. AP World History 3. AP English Language and Composition 4. Biology 5. AP Chemistry 6. AP US History II 7. Band 8. Trigonometry Lots of good things here. The Psych teacher is crazy and probably do very well at waking me up every morning. I love having English in the morning, but this is the first time I can ever remember having a history class that early in the day, going back to 5th grade. Bio I have a few friends so I don't have to associate with, um, people of lesser understanding of science than myself. (WHY DID MY SCHOOL GET RID OF HONORS CLASSES?!) AP Chem scares me. I got a high B in H/G Chem and it's the same teacher. I think it's basically going to be an independent study...so I'll basically be teaching myself. In APUSH II I'm probably going to be Mr Anti-Social as it's going to be full of stupid sophomores I hate. Band is band, and I literally have the best Trig teacher in the school. I had her my freshman year for Algebra IB and Geometry, so she knows me. The only thing that sucks is where my locker is going to be. Since my Trig class is in the Freshman Wing (as she's mainly a freshman teacher), my locker will be outside the hallway down another. Good as it is closer to all my other classes, but bad as to leave at the end of the day, I am going to have to wade through all of the freshmen...God I don't want to relive that year ever again...
  13. Admiral Fallow - "Squealing Pigs" Great rootsy alternative folk. Go listen to it. Now. (If you want to, you don't have to listen to me...)
  14. ^Sounds like a great outline and a class I would attend for an easy A...
  15. I truly enjoy Bones, House, and The Big Bang Theory more than anything that is still airing (syndication or otherwise). However, as for shows that don't air on ANY channels anymore, my favorite has to be Clone High; a show about teenage clones in high school together. Abe Lincoln, Gandhi, Joan of Arc, JFK, and Cleopatra are the major characters. The show is a satire and parody of teen dramas; every episode is a "Very Special Episode" and the historical clones go through teen issues humorously, be it underage drinking, catching a disease (A.D.D. in this case) or even smoking raisins. (Yes, raisins). From creators Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Bill Lawrence came one of the most inventive shows to ever grace MTV. It ran completely on the Canadian equivalent of Adult Swim, Teletoon Detour, before premiering in the US on MTV as "Clone High USA." However, it was pulled from the air before all 13 episodes of the first (and only) season as Indians were offended at Gandhi's portrayal as a party animal and threatened to go on a hunger strike if not pulled. As their Asian markets were growing the fastest at the time, MTV was forced to listen. The series ended on a HUGE cliffhanger in the 13th episode that will, sadly, probably never be resolved. It is truly a hilarious and ingenious show that got cancelled before its time. Honestly, however, I'm not sure how long the show would have stayed good. A second season would still be inventive, but, how long can good parodies stay good? I think it eventually would have run out of steam. It still is a great show and worth checking out if you love history and can understand a good parody. It's all over YouTube and the DVD is available for purchase online.
  16. This may seem like a lot, but it's spread out quite a few family members, so I'm not that spoiled... Bones Season 6 Blu Ray Inception Blu Ray Source Code Blu Ray Chess in Concert DVD The Cadets "Between Angels and Demons" DVD Matt Nathanson "Modern Love" CD Bones Soundtrack CD House Soundtrack CD Child of Eden Xbox 360 game Forza 4 Rayman Origins Black Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS camera (and case) A traditional fountain pen set and a leather bound notebook Fossil Cuff Leather Watch American Eagle slippers And 2 tickets to see Matt Nathanson and Kelly Clarkson on January 28! (Not going to specifically list the clothes) and some iTunes gift cards.
  17. Well,I feel this is a great replacement for Pitt Fall. Something just as thrilling, if not more so. Flying out over the valley while spinning will be bound to shake me up a bit. I've actually never been on a Frisbee or any other similar ride, but I'm excited to try one out; looks like 2012 will be the year to! And I agree with Robb. There are all kinds of rides named after things people fear; you don't see people complaining about them. (Yet anyway)
  18. http://Atieandacrest.tumblr.com/ that's mine. I mainly blog my own pictures that I take; sort of in a Facebook status update style. I do reblog other people occasionally. EDIT: Wow...that's changed. Sort of like a 75/25 split with reblogs/original posts now...
  19. Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons is currently my favorite song, Weep for yourself, my man, You'll never be what is in your heart Weep, little lion man, You're not as brave as you were at the start Rate yourself and rake yourself Take all the courage you have left Wasted on fixing all the problems that you made in your own head But it was not your fault but mine And it was your heart on the line I really f**ked it up this time Didn't I, my dear? Didn't I, my dear? Tremble for yourself, my man, You know that you have seen this all before Tremble, little lion man, You'll never settle any of your scores Your grace is wasted in your face, Your boldness stands alone among the wreck Now learn from your mother or else spend your days biting your own neck But it was not your fault but mine And it was your heart on the line I really f**ked it up this time Didn't I, my dear?
  20. My Agile Robotics class is full of idiots. We have been programming virtual robots for the past few weeks. It's copying and pasting code. Simple. Very few in my class get it. And to top it off I have it 6th period; the last Agile Robotics class of the day. People somehow manage to screw up the sample programs and overwrite them, so I have to go in and clean them up. I didn't even pick this class....
  21. It was announced lat week that our school is doing "Into The Woods" this year as our musical. At first I wondered why we were doing another fairy tale musical (Last year we did Once Upon a Mattress) but then I listened to it and didn't care. I really want to be the Baker, but might settle for one of the Princes.
  22. Finally replaced my POS enV touch with an HTC Thunderbolt in July. I F**KING LOVE ANDROID AND HTC SENSE. It is so easy to customize and work and I'm pretty excited for the Gingerbread update coming this month (Albeit a bit overdue) And the kickstand is awesome too.
  23. I am the only guy in my French II class... :/ Otherwise, my first day went well. However, second lunch is crazy crowded. And going to the E Wing sucks. I have to wade through all the freshmen leaving their lunch to get to band. But I'll be fine.
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