Friday, September 11, 2009

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them. - Edward R. Murrow

Ahh! I did it again. I neglected my blog for a whole week. I need to realize that this blog can actually be useful for me. I can vent on here or tell everyone about the great days that I have. Instead I keep it all in. Grr. Bad Dana!

This week there was no school on Monday because of Labor Day which sucked because we missed a government class. That class is still really g
reat and although it might be things I should know already, I'm learning a lot. We also had English this week and we had to write a 3-4 page paper about the proposed health care plan. When we got to class we had to do peer editing and afterwards the teacher asked the class who's papers were really good. Of course everyone pointed us out and the teacher said she wasn't surprised. It's so weird because we've only been in the class for a few weeks but everyone in that class thinks we're genius'! One guy even came from across the room because he wanted Tim to read his paper. It's awesome to see Tim being nerdy. Haha. But after the teacher asked who's paper was "the best" she asked me to read
mine in front of the class.

For me, I've never really feared crowds. I was a drama geek all of my life and frankly I think I like the attention. But I don't read aloud very well. If I have it memorized then I'm good but when I'm reading a paper that I wrote at 11 the night before I tend to trip on my words. Plus, I really don't like criticism except from people I deem respected. That sounds so mean but I know I don't mean it that way. I just mean that I don't
want someone to tell me that my paper is weak when they didn't even write one. Haha. So yeah, I had to trip over my words in front of the class and then the teacher compares my essay to Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. What? It took me a hour to write. Don't compare it to what could be argued as one of the most powerful speeches in history. I'll never be able to live up to that. But I guess she meant it as a compliment.

I'm just happy it's the weekend! I have some math and I have to clean up my essay before Tuesday but overall I think I'm pretty free this weekend. Maybe I'll actually have the time to do some crafting?