Thursday, January 29, 2009

College Paper and Senior Year Courses

Sorry it's been a while since I've posted anything. I've been focused on college searching and scholarship finding, much thanks to my English class. My teacher has assigned her Junior classes a college research paper that is due at the end of the quarter. We are supposed to find 3 colleges we want to attend once we leave high school, 4 scholarships we can apply for, 3 organizations that help us become more well rounded students - no, not all-you-can-eat buffets - and 3 companies we want to work at after we receive whichever degree and major we have been working for.
So far it's a work in progress; I have found everything I am looking for, now I just need to do more exhaustive research on it all. Arizona State, Northern Arizona, and BYU - Provo are my college choices, though I will be applying to a few others.

So today the Junior class has signed up for Senior courses for next school year. I was surprised to see all of the brand new classes Williams Field and Higley are offering next year. To name a few new courses, there was Criminal Investigation, Engineering, Personal Finance & Banking, Psychology, Sociology, AP Physics, Anatomy, Government and Economics. These classes plus more can make our school a lot better and more fun for the students.
My class choices included English 101/102, Pre-Calculus, Government/Economics, Seminary, TV Broadcasting, and Literature and Film/Screenwriting. Being a senior, it'll be great to get out of school earlier. Most of my friends have to take a full day but some others will be taking the half day at school and then use the rest of the time to either go to community college classes or get a job or just relax at home. My two video classes, TV Broadcasting and Literature and Film/Screenwriting, I don't have to take but it'll be a fun experience for me for my last high school year.

So that's all that mattered to me on this Thursday, January the 29th. See you guys around!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

10 Things That Grind My Gears

- Chemistry class
- No cereal in the pantry
- Waking up 5 minutes before the alarm goes off
- Not having enough time to sleep due to homework
- Ms. Sahba, Persian substitute teacher
- At times, procrastination
- Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus/Jonas Brothers
- Not being able to freeze time and move through space like Hiro Nakamura (character from TV show "Heroes")
- Being low on dinero
- Obnoxious players on Xbox Live

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

10 Addictive Things in My Life

- Cheeze-Its
- Rock Band
- Lost
- Halo Series
- Facebook
- The Office!
- Cracking neck, fingers, toes, kneecaps and shoulders
- Using the word "dude"
- Krispie Kreme donuts
- Falling asleep late, waking up early
- Quoting movies and SNL clips

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Seinfeld - The Show About Nothing

To be honest, Seinfeld may be one of the best sitcoms in he world! My family owns the all but the last season on DVD. Zach and I used to watch them constantly during my 8th and 9th grade years. It was always a blast to just sit down with family and watch a show about nothing!

Over Christmas I got my mom the Scene It - Seinfeld edition DVD game. We brought it up to California to our cousins place where we spent the extended Christmas weekend and we got many adults and teens to play. After several minutes of playing the game and laughing with relatives, memories flooded back of the more simple times when Seinfeld was a great part of my life! I'm sure my Seinfeld-addicted cousins Brendon and Connor would agree with me that it still is a great show to watch!

I think they might have gotten myself and my brother hooked on that show. Come to think of it they got us hooked on a lot of shows! Lost, The Office, Family Guy, Seinfeld....... well thank you guys so much for doing that to us!

I wonder what my life without Seinfeld would have been like............................................... probably not that different actually, i'd just be missing out on Seinfeld jokes (puffy shirt, Seven, "NO SOUP FOR YOU!, etc.). Come to think of it, that would be sad not to be in on those jokes. So either way, I would have gotten around to becoming a fan.

Anyways, I'm glad Seinfeld is part of my life. And I'm glad that, because of my Christmas experience, I'm watching the show more often now. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A New Eagle Scout

Hello everybody who stumbled upon this blog. I decided to make a blog of my own now, as there is a growing popularity in both blogs and Facebook. I think my purpose for this blog might be to either rant, speak about what's on my mind, tell about my day, updates, etc. etc. I'll most likely just chime in whenever something in those categories pop up.

Today would be one of those days. Update for those haven't heard: I received my Eagle Scout certificate in the mail the day before New Years Eve!!!! It's most definitely on the top of my greatest accomplishments list!
---Flashback to June 2007.... I chose to my Eagle Project by serving the Andre House, a soup kitchen and transition home site in Phoenix, AZ. The Andre House is where many of the homeless men, women, and children around the area go to so they can get a hot meal, use showers, rent out lockers, attend Mass, etc. In the past, I've done service with my own family and my mom's side of the family with the Andre House by donating socks to the less fortunate on Christmas Day. I chose to partake in serving the Andre House again, but instead of socks, I wanted to collect 10,000 bottles of water for the kitchen so that they could distribute them to the homeless. I met with the volunteer supervisor, Teresa, and she approved of my project idea! Between then and mid-September, I worked on filling out paperwork, passing out flyers to neighborhoods, receiving donations from grocery stores, and getting the proper signatures on my Eagle Worksheet. September 22, 2007, with the help of my fellow Scout brethren, Church leaders, and some family, we went around the neighborhoods and collected over 6,000 bottles of water! Between then and mid-December, I continued to call stores and neighbors, asking them to help donate. My mom and I, along with different Scouts (who needed service hours anyways) made multiple drop offs at the kitchen during that time. December 22 rolls along and after many, many hours of hard work, we passed our goal, hitting a grand total of 10,054 bottles! We made our final visit to the Andre House and felt relieved that the project itself was complete!
---Flashfoward to November 2008.... both procrastination and paperwork were completed and on November 13, I was interviewed by the Eagle Board and they approved of my rewarding project and sent my application to the Scouting HQ in Texas, I believe. Because of the holiday season, the package with the certificate came after Christmas but I think it was a perfect way to end of 2008 with its arrival in the mail! Now on to planning the Eagle Court of Honor.....

So yeah that's my update for the day. Hope your day is going exuberant! I'll catch you next time!