Thursday, 23 September 2010

United Way Football Game (Redfeather)

Today was South Collegiate Institute's Redfeather game. It's actually called the United Way football game, but no one ever calls it that. It's too long. We were playing against MTS (Mother Teresa), who we also happened to play when I was in grade nine, three years ago. Our colours are garnet and gray, so everyone was wearing red, silver, white, gray, or burgundy. We actually had more people attending the game than MTS. In grade nine our team lost and we also lost this year, but not as badly. Redfeather is actually more of a social event than a football game. There just happens to be a football game going on in the background. I actually had lots of fun today. I find the bus ride over is always more fun than the actual game, but maybe that's just me. It's hard to wrap my head around the fact that this will be my last Redfeather game at SCI. Anyway, so our Redfeather game was today, we lost to MTS (no big surprise there, MTS is ridiculously awesome) and I enjoyed screaming cheers at the other team and taking pictures with my friends all dressed up in our school's colours. It was pretty good day all in all.

Quote of the day:Our attitude towards what has happened to us in life is the important thing to recognize. Once hopeless, my life is now hope-full, but it did not happen overnight. The last of human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, is to choose one's own way. - Victor Frankl, "Man's Search for Meaning"

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Thursday Post

Today was the third day of grade twelve. It was pretty intense, I must say. But not really since we were still discussing what would be happening this semester. I honestly think dance will be my hardest course this semester because I've already got about five things going on in the next few weeks for it.

In literature I'll be reading The Oxford Anthology of Canadian Literature, Fifth Business, The English Patient, Yesterday the Children Were Dancing and some other novels. I'm pretty excited because these are all good books.

In English I'll be reading Echoes 12 (textbook), Hamlet/King Lear, Heart of Darkness, The Theban Plays, and The Jade Peony/The Kite Runner. These are also good books.

I'll be doing quite a bit of writing as well so I don't think my writing will be hindered by any lack of practice due to courses or homework. I also had my first bit of homework for the year today. I had to finish some questions on "Canada: Case History" by Earle Birney. It was fairly easy, but I had to look up some literary terms because my brain was still in "summer mode".

Quote of the day: The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that aint so. - Josh Billings

Monday, 6 September 2010

Grade Twelve Here I Come!

Tomorrow is the first day of school for my brother and I. He will be starting grade nine (and is admittedly frightened, which is normal) and I will be starting grade twelve (and am admittedly excited, which is also normal).

I am excited for all of the awesome grade twelve activities, such as PROM, and since I'm in grade twelve dance I will be helping to organize this year's dance show!!!

I've taken the time this summer to really organize my room so that it's not so messy. I've found over the past few days that being more organized helps me feel more organized. I feel like I could take on the world right now (but I won't). I've decided to be more organized and also become more focused on my schoolwork this year since it's my last year and I need to have good grades for my university/college applications.

Since school will be starting I also won't have as much time for writing in my spare time, but I will be doing a lot of writing this year anyway. I am taking grade 12 university English, Canadian literature and creative writing. I am also taking gr. 12 dance, gr.12 university french. art and applied design. I would like to go into the English program at UWO or King's (finger's crossed!!!). I'll probably end up taking french and art as well.

But before I decide what to take NEXT year, I have to get through THIS year (which probably won't be too hard). Wish me luck!

Quote of the day: The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson. - Tom Bodett