May 31, 2009

SAT-IIs


I'm taking the Math II next weekend. I just did a practice test today, and it took me an hour and a half. Definitely not a good sign. I'm going to blame my current state of illness and the fact that the practice tests are harder than the real ones. Hopefully that's it.

In other news, I got to honk the horn today. Well, actually, Mom leaned over and honked it when we were in a parking lot and some idiot decided that he could back up through our car. Fortunately, he didn't succeed.

I also decoupaged a binder for presenting our U.S. story. Beautiful, no? The newsprint is a bit more wrinkled than I would have liked, but I haven't done a collage in a while, and I'd say that it's still passable.

Also, my piano teacher has decided that I have a composer's ear and should learn to write songs. My response was, "Ummmm.....uhhhhhh....maybe?" He's also decided that I should write a musical, and my assignment for this week was to develop a plot. The best that I've got so far is a high school senior who fakes her own kidnapping because she doesn't want to go to college, gets a job doing- well, something. I haven't quite decided yet. She falls for a guy who is following the exact path her parents want for her, but refuses to admit it, instead staying with an idiot stoner type. Then- um, well, I haven't thought through the rest. I'm pretty much just bouncing ideas around at the moment, hoping to hit something inspirational.

At best, it beats the one I thought up some time in eighth grade, in which a young man finds out that he's going to die in six months, and pretty much sets out to get laid. He succeeds relatively quickly, but when the romantic entanglements start, he panics and leaves, not wanting to saddle a girl he actually likes with his death. He decides to try to save himself, and, if he succeeds, he'll go back to her. A creepy doctor has something that will prevent cell death, so he uses some, then takes a number of them home to his ex-girlfriend's house, intent on getting back together. She, who has turned to drugs in his absence, takes a needle and shoots up, but she immediately starts writhing on the floor. She stops breathing, and the man decides to commit suicide to be with her. However, due to the injections, both become zombies, and the show culminates with the smash hit song "Zombies in Love"

Pure genius, let me tell you.

I'm still waiting.

4 comments:

vicky/bruney said...

HAHAHAHA WOW!!! your 8th grade story is quite the combo of romeo&juliet, complicated science and a little bit of Siddhartha...I definitely want to read it...

Your decorated binder for the story is AWESOME. Tracheotomy ( I name everyone after health procedures, like Hiemlech) and I are doing something with a map...

Jackie is right...the scrambled word things are weird...mine is "pookent"

Tea said...

if it was actually written down, you totally could. Regarding the binder, thank you.

Tea said...

oh, and I, being the administrator of this site, do not have to fill in scrambled words.
Ha.

Jackie said...

i think we should define the scrambled words...
mine is bitibge. possibly a bite-sized cabbage? oh wait, that would be a brussels sprout...how about it can be a mouse riding on a moose....

concerning your eighth grade story, as an added complication, the girlfriend should have a werewolf stalker in london. mainly so that you can have "werewolves of london" and "zombies in love" in the same musical.