20 May 2011

Credits, credits, credits.

Because I was oblivious and a homeschooler, I only recently comprehended the glory which Alberta diplomas have to offer. Upon bringing up the idea of acquiring one to my mum, she, being careful to shy away from other more gung-ho homeschooling mums, she set me up with THE SYSTEM and my credit-count began. Now, having started so late in my credit-collecting [I currently have a total of 5, with 95 more required] I have been thrust into the stressful realm of PRESSURE. I do not want to be 21 and just finishing highschool curriculum! Indeed, completing over 15 courses will take me a while, but my goal is to work steadily enough as to finish just after [or a little before] I turn 20. GAH! SO LITTLE TIME!

I'm already feeling the awful effects of having to work on several subjects at once in less than half the usual amount of time given to public schooled kids. IT'S PAINFUL. I don't seem to have any time for myself, my friends, or my books anymore!

All the same, I will have an Alberta diploma at the end of it, which will make getting into a university a lot easier. I mean, homeschooling is wonderful and I don't regret having been involved in it or anything, but it certainly has its downfalls once post-secondary swings around. Imagine wrangling with portfolios and upgrading and spending forced years at a Bible college when all you needed was a piece of paper! Luckily, my mum is less a public-system hater and more a lover of practicality, and I have escaped such counter-productive messing about. HUZZAH!

So for now, with my social life and loyalties to classical homeschooling languishing, I study what THE SYSTEM wants to teach me.

18 May 2011

now that I have money

There are some things I need to buy...
- 10 gauge stainless-steel earrings
- a Rubik's cube
- navy-blue or black All-Star converses [high top]
- a jet-black Zippo lighter
- winter-green TOMS shoes
- meters of thick, army-green material [a new bag!]
- a 2 gallon fishbowl
- large headphones
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

mum's other children








































































Celeste, the white orchid
Henry, the banana plant
Maggie-May, the bearded dragon
Luella, the Christmas cactus

10 May 2011

Summer Books

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
The Reason for God by Timothy Keller
Watership Down by Richard Adams
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison
Mythology by Edith Hamilton
The Collapse of Evolution by Scott M. Huse
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Exodus [New American Standard]
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales by H.P. Lovecraft
The Stand by Stephen King
A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson