by CJ Reddick
This is my blog for junior year!
|Ugh so busy. I finally have time to do stuff.
"Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise" [E] Prompt: Your younger self is about to be offered your first job. What would you tell yourself knowing what you know now?
Well, I guess technically my first job was at BCOF. It is a job in every sense of the word except I don't get paid. So, for now, seeing as I've never had another, BCOF will have to serve the purpose.
I know that the one thing I was not expecting when I applied to be an activities leader at BCOF was that I would end up in the position I am in now. I don't know what I would tell myself. I think I'd warn myself that what starts out as a commitment-free thing would turn into something that I'd be taking responsibility for. Thankfully, other leaders Prosperous Snow Lyn and Char🌈 Silence is compliance have helped me by lightening my work load to one prompt a week, which I send out tonight. And I will not forget that it's ELEVEN o clock WDC time which is TEN o clock my time. And I WILL comment this time. I've really gotten slammed with homework this past week, and it started on Saturday. I've been so busy all I've really had time to do on WDC is check emails. The only productive thing I've done is have some correspondence with lazymarionette about setting up a FUNDRAISER activity that I HIGHLY recommend all BCOF members should check out. I was about to put this in the new "Newsfeed Highlights" feature when I realized that BCOF-ers have to get the ball rolling. It is a WDC-wide activity (or will be after the ball rolls). It's based on the ALS ice bucket challenge, except you challenge your friends to do writing-related stuff. Except, the catch is you have to be nominated to do a challenge in order to challenge other people. This rule does not apply to BCOF members. So BCOF members have to challenge a lot of other non-members to do things. That gives me an idea...
Oh but I'm getting off topic. I was going to talk about how the first thing I did at BCOF was Assistant Leader, where I sent out birthday emails and invited bloggers to join BCOF. Then I got promoted to Public Relations Leader, which basically included the same stuff except I also sent out two prompts. This was when the founder, blainecindy left me and ohsoquiet (then Carmela) and Natechia dos Reis in charge for the summer. Eventually, blainecindy's health declined and she went on a really long hiatus, transferring ownership of the group to ohsoquiet and head leadership jointly to me and her. Natechia dos Reis also left due to health issues, and so we got Lyn to replace her as Assistant Leader. Carmela and I both fused our jobs so we each did a hybrid of what we had done before, I started helping her with activities, for example. Then blainecindy came back and started "Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise" [E] and then I became City Planner (activities leader, the original job I had applied for at BCOF) for that and I create activities for you guys. Eventually, ohsoquiet decided to retire as a leader because of schoolwork and such (which I completely understand- especially now) and transferred the group back to blainecindy to hold in safe keeping for me, and I became the leader of the group with Lyn. Then blainecindy left and transferred all "Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise" [E] items to Lyn and all "Blogging Circle of Friends " [E] items to me. Luckily, I was on a premium six-month upgrade from The StoryMaster and so I had enough space. I wouldn't have if I didn't. Now I'm back to upgraded and Lyn has most of the items in her port, with myself retaining the group itself and the welcome letter and the sign up survey. And that's how I got where I am.
Oh I just realized I forgot to link that activity I was talking about. Here it is:
"Blogging Circle of Friends " [E] Prompt: You wake up and everyone in your family is gone. There's a post it on the kitchen counter. What does it say?
Well it's probably a Saturday morning in summer. Both my siblings are at baseball games, and this note tells me that they won't be home before lunch and there's food in the fridge. This happens a lot.
Okay so people have been wondering how school has been going for me, and I've been way to busy to answer. It's going okay. I'm doing great in band. I lead breathing exercises most of the time. And I find it kind of funny that Jay actually seems a little annoyed every time I do breathing exercises or sit in first chair. Well, I always do in regular hour band, because he's not there. And technically, that's where I'm supposed to sit anyways, because I'm first flute for the only song that we're playing right now. It sounds really cool.
And yes, I do have a duet solo. I think. Mr J told me I did and it sounds like I do but I don't recall seeing it in the music. I should go check that right now. Be right back. Oh I see now. So the part where there's only flute playing is the solo, but it's not marked solo. The reason it's a duet solo is because Jay and I are the only flutes, and since there are only flutes playing there, and there's only two of us, it is a duet. Whatever. It still counts!
I saw my band teacher at the store after church because the store is in his neighborhood (he lives close to my church) . He told my mom that I was doing great and that he received an email from my private instructor praising me. I think I'm definitely going to make All State this year. Even though we have a really hard and fast excerpt in addition to our two etudes.
The rest of my classes are just kinda meh. I mean, I find myself looking forward to band/community period (depending on the day) and lunch, and then leaving. However, I do sometimes look forward to APUSH. And I think once my English teacher gets back I'll enjoy that class more. APUSH is definitely a challenging class. But my teacher has that sharp sarcastic sense of humor I enjoy. So his class is fun.
Man it is pouring outside. I am really glad that it wasn't when I was walking home.
Matt started medical school this week. He's gone to a party like every single night. I'm debating going to medical school solely for that purpose. Matt tells me that after this week it's going to be like the complete opposite. I know he's right. I still want the parties.
But then there's this other part of me that hates the way the whole "friend" thing works. I hate how you put time into becoming good friends with someone, and then you change schools or jobs or move somewhere else and you lose all your friends and have to start all over again. Sometimes you don't even have to change schools. It feels almost like wasted time, but it's not. It's just frustrating, especially for someone like me who sucks at making friends. I mean I guess there's nothing that's actually like technically wrong with the way it works. You get to meet a bunch of new people. It just is not my preferred way of how it would work.
I've also decided I don't need or want any friends at my school. I have friends outside of it who I do most of the stuff with anyways. I mean as long as I don't have enemies I think I'm fine. And I don't have enemies.
I'm mildly worried I'm going to lose this blog entry due to lightning so I'm going to save it now and continue writing. So if any of the people I tagged come across this I'm not done yet, and anyone who intends to comment don't until I say it's done.
I had a bad day in Biology yesterday. It actually started during lunch. See, I had a sectional the first half of lunch, so I didn't hear the starting bell for lunch. After I finished the sectional, I went to eat my lunch. I was so intent on what I was reading, I set the rest of my functions on autopilot. My autopilot doesn't always understand things correctly or think about them logically.
Okay the pressure in my room just changed dramatically. It sounds like all the lightning is directly above my house. I'm goingto shut this down and continue later.
Okay I just changed to my iPad. Hopefully there won't be a ton of error. E lightning is still crashing. I'm not even kidding I'm seeing the flash and hearing it like at almost the exact same time. I powered off my computer and came downstairs. My ipad keyboard ain't working so I've got to use the one in the screen.
Okay so autopilot. My autopilot hears a bell and assumes it is the start lunch bell. Five minutes later it hears another bell. My autopilot notices something is wrong, and gets my attention.
The weather radio is just now going off. Little late. Oh crap there's hail. Be right back.
Okay it's only pea sized. Good. So anyways, I look at my iPads clock and it is 11:45, exactly when my Biology class starts. The disadvantage of eating alone in a practice room secluded from the commons: if you don't notice the bell you're out of luck. The first bell I heard was the end lunch bell. The second was the start Biology bell. Thankfully, Mr J was in the band room and he's very understanding and forgiving and grants us a lot of band room liberties. Including free passes for being late. I still got a bit chewed out by my teacher, and then of course when the next bad thing happened. I was supposed to either download or print off and bring to class a review guide. I did what I thought was downloading it onto my iPad. Apparently what I did was not considered downloading. And so I got a zero on an easy ten points. And then we had to do a lab and Ben ditched me again and I ended up with the guy who tried to do his scientific experiment on alkahest ( "Alkahest" ). Who had about as much an understanding of the microscope as I did. Basically, we made it through the lab mostly by my application of logic. I still have stuff to do for the lab which I can do at home.
And that's how my most recent bio class went.
There's a look into my school life for you. I really wish I could wear like a contact lens camera and record everything that happens to me in a typical day at school. Cause I'm one of those people who is always going to assume that I have it the worst of the people I know (for instance I was talking to one of my friends Nathan about school starting and I said I didn't have a lot of friends at school and he said "Yeah me neither but at least I have Alex." Alex is another of our friends who goes to school with Nathan. I almost said "At least you have Alex." But decided against it. Ever since then I've wanted someone else to go through my school life with my eye view but not my thought process and judge how good or bad I have it at school. Maybe I don't have it as bad as I thought. I mean bad as in like socially. I know I'm way better off as opposed to a bunch of other people in almost every other sense. And I'm grateful for that. Don't mistake that.
Maybe I can have my own Freaky Friday. . It's really a pain to type mL on an iPad.
Char🌈 Silence is compliance I did the ice bucket challenge. I realized after Bailey did hers that no one was going to specifically call me out, because she was the last of the people that would've challenged me. And so I took advantage of the fact that I was technically already challenged by the leaders. I challenged my adult friends Mo and Randy to do the ice bucket challenge, and then I also challenged all the juniors in band that have an instagram to come to my youth group. That was the original purpose, if you'll remember from "Worship, Leaders, Camp, Ice, Flute, Spanish, Biology, Gauss" . To invite people to youth group. How did it feel? I had to do it twice. The first time it was too quiet and I couldn't upload it because it wasn't compatible for some stupid reason. So I had to do it again an hour later. By then it was dusk. It had been like ninety degrees when I did it the first time. But the second time it was super cold.
Okay a fire truck just went down our street. It is still raining and thundering but not as bad. We are apparently under a flash flood warning til 7:45
I think I've told enough stories for now. I could tell a lot more but I think I'll wait for later entries. Peace!