Been Busy Again

6 Apr

Yes, it seems that in school, when it rains it pours. I’m using an analogy here (of which my English teacher would probably be proud) because it seems that projects never come one at a time…But rather, which a bunch all at once.

 

We have to write a persuasive speech for English. I actually enjoy public speaking, (Why else would I do a podcast?) but I don’t really like talking in front of my classmates. Because I know that a lot of them will disagree with me and a lot of people don’t particularly LOVE me, and I’m very nervous because 5% of our grade is based on if over 75% of the class (25 kids out of a class of 33) think you had a good speech. Gulp!

 

Now, normally, I’d be cool with that. We have a few weeks to do it, and it’d be fine to do some research and then write the actual speech.

 

But…

 

I signed up to write a speech for extra credit. They have this big thing at the end of the year with parents and kids and stuff and you can write a speech for it. I love writing, and speeches are fun, so OF COURSE I signed up! It’s due the 23rd, and it’s the 6th now, though, so I have a good bit of time. It only has to be about a page long. Buuut, my persuasive speech is due around the same time! Eeep! That and although writing a persuasive speech has its difficulties, but I want to write a funny speech. And that’s its own problems.

 

And I’m not done yet! But I’m actually pretty excited for this:

 

We have a book report coming up! 😀 I LOVE book reports actually. I’m a freak. It actually hasn’t even been assigned yet, but it will be next Monday. I’m going to do the Sherlock Holmes book, “The Valley of Fear”. It sounds interesting, from the synopsis I read on Barnes and Noble.com, but a bit graphic. But I always do love a good Holmes book. 😉

One of the projects we can do is make a movie for it, and I think I’ll be doing that. My birthday is coming up pretty soon, and I really want this Animation program called Anime Studio, so if I do get that and I get good at it, I’d really like to do an animated movie thing of it.

 

Speaking of which, this program (Anime Studio) looks SUPER cool! You can draw and animate things really easy from what I’ve seen and read, so I really, REALLY want it. I think I might try and do a podcast or something with it. I’d also been thinking about trying to animate a short or something based on one of my (many) story ideas.

 

Anywho, I have a bit of an interesting story to share:

 

So, in the auditorium at our school, there’s this tiny little closet with all the the sound stuff, a ladder that goes up into various rooms in the roof, (It’s super creepy from what I’ve seen. I haven’t ever climbed up it, but I’ve looked up there…scary) and some of the lights are up there and there’s even a time-capsule from 1984 in there! The closet, though, has a TON of random stuff in there. Like lizards. And beetles. And a football. And “Man o’ War Marine Varnish.” And old makeup remover. And a buttload of old paint.

 

So, the choir teacher wanted us to clean out the room a few days ago. So, one of the girls on tech crew went in there, with me shining a flashlight for the majority of the time, and she pulled out things of paint to the other three outside the door. So, I asked the teacher what to do with all this paint, and she says to open them all up, see if they’re still good or not, and then ask the secretary what to do with all of the paint. So after the paint is gone through (With a small mishap or two), I go up to the office and the secretary says to go and put them into this little storage room behind the Drafting/Art/Woodshop classrooms. They were putting all the toxic stuff there, and it was going to be picked up later. I went down there with everybody yesterday towards the end of the school day and the woodshop/drafting teacher (Who is SUPER cool, by the way) let us in. We had to make two trips, but we ran out of time.

So the next day (today), the choir teacher tells me to go down to one of the science teacher’s rooms and get a cart for the paint. I go down there (followed by the posse), and into the scary little storage room with the carts. She says there’s a bunch of jars and stuff on the cart and to put that on the bottom shelf, put the paint on top, and put all of it into the toxic-waste holding room. I go in there with one of the boys on tech crew, and it’s all dead stuff in jars. OH MY GOSH, I could NOT pick that stuff up. It was SO gnarly!! There were dead fish and a snake and little sharks and a frog and pig fetuses and this octopus that almost made me gag. The teacher said they were in this preservative called formaldehyde, and they stopped using it because it’s carcinogenic, which means it causes cancer! So, it was pretty spooky moving all of those creepy dead things with the dangerous preservative AND all of the ancient paint and varnish and whatnot.

 

Before I go, I’d like to tell you that next week I probably won’t be able to post too much. 😦 My school’s talent show is next Friday, and they have a ton of rehearsals for it that week, and because I’m on tech crew for choir and I’m basically the only person who can do lights, (Well, everyone else on crew can do the lights, but they wouldn’t know how to do as much in-depth stuff as me) I was sort of made to volunteer for it. Which means that 3/5 days I’ll be after-school rehearsing light cues, and on Friday, I have to be at school from 5:00-9:30 for the show. On my birthday.

 

Well, off to go try and write some stuff for one of my speeches and hopefully the podcast! 😀

 

God bless,

 

~Agent M

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3 Responses to “Been Busy Again”

  1. Blue April 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Sweeeeet! I had detention yesterday (I was wrongly accused for a boy sitting near me’s crime) and I had to vacuum rooms. When I finished, I had to go put it in the handyman/sometimes gym teacher’s office and he had a picture of Bob Marley in there… Our chemistry lab is like that. We don’t go in there much, though.

    Aw, man, that must suck to have that happen on your birthday 😦

  2. Drew Buble April 11, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    Oooh so you DID choose the Valley of Fear? 😉 I think I’ll be reading that one soon…

    EW. DEAD STUFF IN CANCER-LIQUID! D: Fear!

    Sounds like you’ve been having lots of fun. And business. Wowza!

    Good luck with all of that writing stuff!

    • smlaarg April 11, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

      Actually, no. It was pretty gory sounding which would be hard to get around, so I ended up picking King Arthur.

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