Monday, August 29, 2005

First Day of Russian

wow, Kent is a rather big scary place. It wasn't that I had trouble finding where I was going, it was just the sheer number of people that was scary. I thought I was going to be late, but I arrived at one. (class starts at 1:10) The class was interesting and I think I'm going to enjoy it. We started learning the alphabet today.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Something I forgot...

I forgot to tell you. This year, I'm taking English AP, which is advanced placement which means it's like a college class that you take at High School but get college credit for. Anyway, we had a ton of homework over the summer for it and you'll be pleased (maybe) to hear that I'm not done with it! And High School starts the day after Labor day! One of the things we had to do, was read the book Beloved By Toni Morrison, take notes in the margins, and highlight things. It's a 320 page book and I'm on page 100. Now, I'm an extremely fast reader but it takes me forever to take notes and highlight. Plus, I'm still trying to figure out why this book is a college bound book when it is the most stupid thing I've read since Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible AAARRRGGGHHH! Everytime I start to get into the story, something stupid happens. We have to write an essay on it the first day back at school, and I'm hoping Mrs. Haynam will ask us to write our opinion as part of the essay because I'm thoroughly going to tell her how much I hate that book! I mean if we're going to read a college bound book let's at least read a classic! And if you want more of a modern classic then what's wrong with Clan of the Cave Bear? I mean, at least there's some point to it, and it's interesting. Gah! Okay, this has definitely turned into a rant...sorry...I think I'd better go to bed before I hurt myself.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Monday Afternoon, and A little updating

okay, so this blog has been idle almost all summer due to the fact that I don't really do anything much with languages over the summer. However I thought It was time to post considering my RUSSIAN CLASS starts Monday! hooray! yeah, I'm also fixing the little thingy on the side that tells who everyone is. I don't have Mr. Shields this year, I have Mrs. Bugansky aka Señora Bey. For Russian my prof. is professor Barber, I assume that she is a native Russian speaker though because her first name is Svetlana which I think is an awesome name.

I'm a little nervous about the first week of Russian for one reason...I'm missing two classes due to the Fair. (I show goats on two days) So yeah, that's the only reason I'm a little apprehensive. I'm also rather redundant. Anywho...That's about it and I'll Let you people know about what happened the first class or two asap. (It'll be a little hard 'cause I'm living at the fair for the week but I might be able to post after class, but before I leave for the fair Monday.)

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Nifty Little Quiz

You Should Learn Swedish

Fantastisk! You're laid back about learning a language - and about life in general.
Peaceful, beautiful Sweden is ideal for you... And you won't even have to speak perfect Swedish to get around!

Dad sent me this nifty link. So I took it and as you can see, it told me to learn Swedish. *Giggle* Anyway, just thought I'd share it. If you take it, leave a comment and tell me what language it tells you to take. (the link is up above)