I’m late, but I didn’t receive my actual report card on the last day of school. All I knew is that I got over a 90.
Yeah, I did it. All three. WOOHOO.
I’m late, but I didn’t receive my actual report card on the last day of school. All I knew is that I got over a 90.
Yeah, I did it. All three. WOOHOO.
Yesterday was the first day of summer vacation and the guys planned a Cranium party for a group of friends. As part of the set-up crew, Avi, David, and I were told to come two hours to Alex’s dad’s house before the actual party started, at 12 o’clock, to help with groceries and preparing everything. HAH, yeah okay. I was the only one who arrived at 12 o’clock.
Alex and I went groceries shopping and set up everything from the games to the food.
Sadly, some of our friends were unable to make it.
Andia and Avi were the first ones to arrive and while waiting for the others, we played Scribblish.
It wasn’t that spicy.
Soon, David, Kari, and Josh arrived to the party and the only person that was missing was Catherine. Thus, we continued to play Scribblish with a set of five people and a pair, Andia and me.
Andia’s drawing of Fabio. But just to make sure that he isn’t mistaken for a woman, there’s a penis. “So they’ll know.”
And my favorite part, scrolling the papers down.
Twice Andia and I got the “DON’T FUCKING DO IT” guy. Both times he was the devil.
After Josh left for his Cyclones game and Kari for home, the guys, Andia, and I went out into the courtyard while waiting for Catherine.
The first picture of me of the day!
“You can’t make eggplant parmesan out of eggs, you fucking _______.” There you have it, your new Scribblish caption.
Catherine called me around 6 o’clock and we all went to the train stop to pick her up. Almost as soon as we got back to the house, Andia had to leave to attend her mother’s graduation in the city. I left about an hour and a half later and Avi walked me to the train station.
Wait no, except Avi got married to Catherine last night. Whatever.
Last Wednesday, on the 22nd, I went to school to take my senior portraits. I was about an hour early and thought that it would be empty and awkward being just by myself. Turns out that 50 other juniors were there, presumably after their modern language regents. Having an appointment that day, I signed up and waited… and waited… and waited. Arriving at 11:30 in the morning, I didn’t leave til 2 o’clock. To pass the time, though, I hung out with a bunch of people in the hallway and in the cafeteria. I sat and practiced smiles with Anna, Andrew, Fiona, Lois, Donna, Adam, Faith, and Sunny in the hallway. Then, I sat in the cafeteria and played Tap Tap Revenge with Nawar, Samee, Bilbo, and Afzal.
Later that day, I attended my younger brother Kyle’s graduation from middle school. Admittedly, it was a tedious ceremony but I was so proud of him.
The following day, I hung out with Avi. I first went to his house and from there, we decided what we would do for the day. He surprised me by saying that we were going to the city. I Yelp’d restaurants in the areas to which I wanted to go. We decided on Korean food near Herald Square. Oh, what a bad day to be in Herald Square…
We arrived there at about 2:30 in the afternoon to find a large crowd around the Macy’s. He said we would only look to see who was in the city and it turned out to be…
Justin Bieber. So of course, we had to stay because it was absolutely necessary that we get a picture of him. I said we would leave after ten or fifteen minutes because I wanted to make it for lunch special. That wasn’t the case.
Because I’m so tiny, I ended up not even getting a peek of Bieber. I was instead smothered, suffocated, and elbowed by annoying
fat and reckless fans. I had to leave the crowd before Avi did because it was just getting to cramped and uncomfortable for me.
We left a little bit after 3 and albeit that it was only a two minute walk to the restaurant from Herald Square, we were still late for lunch special and everything else on the menu was $15 and up. It doesn’t seem like much, but I just have a thing for Avi paying that much for one dish. Mind you, I didn’t have any money for the day. I got upset because I had this whole schedule and I wanted to follow it for the day so everything would go smoothly. But because of stupid freaking Bieber, it didn’t.
I hate you, Justin Bieber. You massive cockblock.
I lost my appetite and didn’t even want to eat anymore. We walked back towards Broadway while arguing with each other. Something that I feel is so dumb that Avi said was that I should never get upset. Okay, that is so dumb. I don’t care if you don’t care about our plans getting ruined. That’s like telling me that I’m not entitled to feel one certain emotion. I’m sorry to break it to you, but not everything is happy-go-freakin’-lucky all the time.
But anyways… We decided that he would just go to our alternative, Chipotle (*facepalm*), and I would just go home. But as I was walking down the steps of the subway and he was not walking in the direction of Chipotle, I decided not to let myself waste a day in the city with decent weather. So I turned myself right around and wandered around the city.
I turned onto W 34th, where everything is. As I walked along the base of the Empire State Building, to which I had actually never been, I saw Chipotle but no Avi. I called him and asked him where he was and it turned out that he had walked too far. We met up at Chipotle and I sat across from him as he ate.
I still wasn’t hungry even while he tried to get me to eat something. I denied all his offers and eventually, we left to across the street to Duane Reade. We then walked all around, back and forth, in silence before settling down in chairs by Broadway. We sat there for ten minutes in silence. He wanted to just go home, but I wanted to stay and sit so I told him if he wanted to go, he should just go because I knew my way home. He refused to leave me. Because he was starting to get cold, we walked into the Daffy’s mall and browsed. He offered to buy me something, but I refused again.
HAHA, what is this between us.
We looked at shoes in the Journey store and then browsed all four floors of the Daffy’s store. He wanted to get shakes and apparently, the Mrs Field’s in the lobby wouldn’t suffice. He wanted to go to the Shake Shack in Madison Square
Garden Park. We walked down Broadway, again, and arrived in the park.
Can you see us? hehe.
I’d never been to Shake Shack myself, but knew a lot of people who did, some regularly. We ordered a small strawberry shake and cheese fries to share between the two of us.
The following day, I worked from 9:30 in the morning to 7:30 in the evening doing chores and GROWN UP STUFF. I will always reference to Allie when mentioning GROWN UP STUFF. What a tiring day. It felt like an eternity. My aunt and cousin also came here from Georgia for the weekend. We went to New Jersey for the weekend and gave Maddie to Avi for him to dogsit.
On Saturday, there was a party in the evening and I danced and talked with some friends. On Sunday, there was a parade and following it, I hung out with Karen, Audey, Frank, and Kenny Rae. They shared stories (but just barely haha), taught me how to play Harry Potter Uno, and looked up songs sung from the Google Translate lady, especially Super Bass.
BOOM DA DOOM BOOM BASS.
Monday was the seniors’ graduation and the penultimate day of school. I’M GOING TO MISS YOU GUYS SO MUCH, PLEASE DON’T LEAVE. ♥ It’s been such an amazing three year knowing you and I hope we keep in touch afterwards.
After receiving my schedule for next year, David, Alex, Avi, and I went to Alex’s dad’s house to finish filming. We arrived at his house around 10 o’clock, started filming around 12, and yet I didn’t leave til 8 in the evening.
On Tuesday, the last day of school, I didn’t get my actual report card because I lost my calculator. YEAH, YOU REMEMBER THOSE PSA’S THAT I MADE WAY BACK IN NOVEMBER? Nada help. I ended up neither finding nor paying for it. I did, however, receive a certificate that I received an overall average of 90% or higher. FINALLY, YESSSSSSSS. Finally, finally, finally. The guys and I also planned to go all the way to Alex’s mom’s beach club in Atlantic Beach. We had all our gear ready and prepared for an hour long journey. We took a total of 3 buses and one train just to get there.
I regretfully have no pictures from that day, but I can assure you it was a lot of fun. We had a quick brunch, relaxed on the shore, and swam in the pool. After leaving, we ate a little bit more and chilled at the table posting hilarious things on people’s walls while on Avi’s Facebook account and leaving our favorite person a special voicemail. When Alex’s mom’s picked us up, we visited a family friend of theirs and I played with their dog while they discussed colleges and such.
And yesterday was Cranium Party! That’ll have a post of its own, though. Cause Cranium Party just deserves its own post.
What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than to play board games with your friends? YEAAAHHH.
Because I am already in my summer mindset.
Avi, I would like to eat, not stand in a crowd of excited tweens screaming, “WE WANT BIEBER!”
You know what’s a moment of total defeat?
When you one of the buds of your headphones just stop working, AND YOU HAVE NO SPARE PAIR.
Much like my own life right now.
Today was such a lazy day.
I probably should have studied for my trig regents tomorrow, but… I honestly don’t care very much anymore. If I could get through physics, I can get through anything.
The productive events of my day consist of changing my curtains, fixing my bed, and playing with my makeup to try out looks for my senior portrait. I’m supposed to come in the day after all my regents are finished.
The rest of my day was fairly unproductive. I spooned and took multiple naps with Maddie, browsed Tumblr and Facebook, and researched Pokemon on Bulbapedia.
I also played around with this new app that I downloaded onto my iPhone called Photolr. It’s a photo editing app, but it’s so fun. I edited some of my guy friends’ pictures, admittedly some more successful, obvious, and funnier than others, but I’m still trying to figure out all of the kinks.
Creepy or cute?
Lots of pictures, LEGGO.
After school on the penultimate day of classes, the APUSH kids held a surprise retirement party of Ms Lonergan. Even though I’ve never has a teacher for even regular US, Jason King, Avi, and I tagged along with David and Alex. I tried my best to avoid her eye throughout the entire party.
I can’t say very much happened on the last day of classes. Compared to freshman and sophomore years, our garbage pile was extremely neat this year.
I mean, there are (more or less) piles. ALSO!
For Alex, Avi, or David. However they’d like to change it.
Avi and I also had our physics regents the following day. However, it hadn’t even hit me that whether I passed this test determined if I had to take physics all over again. I barely bothered studying, though. I used the little green review book but had to refer to the answer key for every question.
WHATEV, I PASSED.
Kyle also showed me his yearbook, and when looking through his class, I noticed something.
TWENTY-SEVEN LIN’S. What the actual fuck.
Wednesday night was my little brother’s eighth grade prom. Just so everyone knows, their venue was ten times better than the quality of this year’s junior banquet and prom combined. AND CHEAPER, TOO.
Okay, end rage. But he was so cute!
The following day, Thursday, was the US history regents. I didn’t even bother studying and found that it was a cakewalk in comparison to the physics regents. I almost had to take the entire three hours, though, because of the two essays. After the test, I headed down to the lobby to find Alex and David fooling around. When Avi finally came downstairs, we walked to the bus stop. There, we decided that we would be going to Alex’s dad’s house to catch David up on the last two episodes of Game of Thrones.
Just one of the interesting things that was found when in search of The Matrix.
Explode with cuteness and forget how to speak English here.
The day after that, Friday, was the English regents. Again, it was really easy but frightening because SHE-WHO-MUST-NOT-BE-NAMED (because someone will snitch on me and print out all 40- to 50-something pages of my blog) came in and went into crazy bitch mode. After the test, I went down to the lobby again to find Alex and David. This time, David had his camera that he uses for the short films he makes. When Avi arrived, the three of them went downstairs to take their yearbook photos. I sat on the benches in the lobby with Josh as we tried to figure out how he would get to Coney Island as quickly as possible. After he left with Catherine and Sharon, I went downstairs and found the guys in the COSA office, waiting to take their photos and fooling around. While they were out, I checked out the camera myself.
The four of us walked to the bus stop and again, we got on the bus to head to Alex’s dad’s house. However, we made a quick detour. Avi and I would go get lunch, and Alex and David would go to his mom’s house to get costumes for their new movie.
Lalala, I’m not going to write very much because I don’t want to give away spoilers? Something like that. Avi also got the crap beaten out of him, too.
I don’t know if you can see the nasty stubble I gave him.
Aaaaand yesterday, I went out of state to visit some family friends.
Meh, I thought it looked nice. Plus, I hadn’t “winged” out my eyeliner in a while prior to this.
There are more and much better quality pictures than these, but they’re all on my dad’s camera. I’ll post them up soon, I guess.
There was also a little girl’s birthday.
Personally, I like her ponytail the best.
Anyways, I’ve been up since 7. Seems like my biological clock holds pretty strongly. It’s only about 1:30, but it feels like this day has lasted an eternity.
Please don’t forget to check out David’s short film, The Road Not Taken! Thank you.
BUT I PASSED, HAIL YEAH.
Oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god.
Today was the last day of classes. Unlike freshman and sophomore years, I didn’t feel so sentimental. I didn’t feel like it was such a big deal. I wasn’t hugging people, or taking pictures, or saying, “We should hang out over the summer!”
Because really, when does that ever happen?
I think that’s due to the fact that I don’t really want to become a senior. It’s just the beginning of the end. I know there are people that say that they can’t wait until they leave the school, but I’m kinda… terrified to leave. I’m so afraid of change and of how fast paced everything is.
It’s so weird to see this year’s seniors go as well. I still remember when I was a freshman and they were only sophomores. I’m going to miss a lot of them — Matt, Katrina, Philip, Helen Wu, Kerry, just to name a few. I guess after three years, I was so accustomed to seeing them in the halls and being with them in class. It’s quite a shock that at the end of the day of the 27th, they’ll have graduated and… leave.
I will say, however, that I was really disappointed in the senior pranks. Not just one failure of a senior prank — there were quite a few. I saw seniors with face paint striped against each cheek, either blue, white, or black. “Teams” for some big event after school. A water fight in the middle staircase? I then heard it was just to mess with the administration and fake a prank. Reaaaal cool, you guys! I mean, I guess that set a bit of hype for the prank. I heard about a beach scene in the courtyard on Monday. I even saw some seniors with beach wear underneath their clothing. I didn’t see anything because that day, it was supposedly too cold. That same day, I heard seniors were putting up little Post-its on the fourth floor lockers, only to be caught. Seriously?
And then the best that we saw was the handful of seniors running down the halls, screaming. Original. I don’t really care if seniors see this or if they get mad: your pranks sucked.
I carried four big bags full of all the things from both my lockers and from my gym locker after school. It really felt like any other day. Maybe next year, I’ll revert back to my old, emotional ways.
How the hell do I get sick in the middle of June.
No, no, David and Stephanie Gergoudis aren’t together. Since the play, they’ve become closer friends.
To make up for not asking her to prom, David asked Stephanie as his date to sports awards last Wednesday. Since he was talking to her the entire night, Avi couldn’t talk to him. With this known, he didn’t try to intrude.
On Thursday, my day off, I didn’t have anywhere special to go or anything special to do other than go to the bank and do grocery shopping in the early afternoon.
YEAAAH, GROWN UP RESPONSIBILITIES.
Following my adult duties, I stayed home by myself with Maddie and together, we suffered the heat. Several times during the day, I would either bring Maddie out on our balcony and pour cold water on her or put her in our tub of cold water in which I was also cooling myself off.
Thankfully, at the end of the day, it was raining and there was a cool air that lasted from the night through to the morning.
Friday was an interesting day. I decided not to tell very many people about what happened, but it’s over now and I doubt the security guard would recognize me. Or I hope she wouldn’t.
Well, while changing classes in between second and third, I always go to my open locker to dump one of my notebooks and my Hebrew textbook. I never got caught except for yesterday. One of the security guards saw me and asked for my ID and when I searched for the pocket in which it usually was, I couldn’t find it. So I made up something, saying that I didn’t have it that day. She told me to follow her to the end of the hall to talk to some other people that were at their lockers. I thought, “This is it. This is going to be my first ever demerit.” However, seeing an opportunity, the staircase, I escaped and ran down to the gym. The most intense running I had done in months, or whenever I had aerobics.
For the remainder of the day, I felt a little paranoid and made sure to avoid her wherever I went. Mission accomplished, boo yah.
It was also the end of finals week with physics. Of course, saving the best for last… Some things actually seemed a bit easier, but I still feel as if I need to study like crazy for the regents.
After school, Alex and I went down the band room to watch jazz band practice. At first, it was a bit awkward. No, scratch that. It was very awkward. Alex and I would jokingly cringe whenever we thought that Mr Lustig noticed that we were there.
Mr Israeli, you’re trying to seduce me… aren’t you?
I also noticed that Avi bobs up and down whenever he’s playing the drums. It was the last class of the year for jazz band. I didn’t think of it that much then, but it’s hit me now that school is about to end soon. Real soon.
While waiting for Avi and David, Alex and I looked at the seniors 2011’s yearbook. We didn’t pay very much attention to any other class’s portraits, not even the seniors’. Instead, we looked at our class.
At first, I was taken aback thought this was supposed to be some messed up but funny Photoshop edit. However, I remembered that SAGES was selling these t-shirts and Brian, being in SSR with Mr Scardino, bought one of these shirts and wore it on the day of awareness.
After leaving the school, the guys and I walked to the Q64. Sometime during Latin, I had asked Avi if he wanted to walk with me again around Forest Hills, just like we had on Monday. When we got to the bus stop, David suddenly asked what their plans were, and if they were to go straight to Avi’s house or stop with a detour on the way.
Okay, hold the hell up. I became upset because I felt it was so unfair to be continuously cockblocked. I do enjoy Alex and David’s company, but it’s really not like I intrude when David and Stephanie are together, or when Alex and Avalon talk. I really didn’t understand how they didn’t get the picture and truthfully, it really pissed me off. And even more did I not understand how Avi couldn’t simply tell them that he already had plans. He told me we could still walk together and that he’d catch up with them later, but only if I stopped being mad. We got on the bus to Forest Hills and once there, we went to get cold drinks. At Austin, we went our separate ways.
Avi and I walked shortly before settling down exactly where we were on Monday: at the base of the flagpole. While there, we also saw Ariella and Tyler for a little bit! Like before, there was a lot of kissing and talking. We talked about what we were. I finally had the guts to ask him the one question I knew would upset me. I asked him how he felt about me.
It’s just like freshman year. When I first started liking him, I heard so many things about him. About how he was funny and how he talked about me. But when it was the two of us, he would never show that. It felt so… aggravating. To not know if someone you want, wants you as well. But this time around, we would only really kiss and hug and hold each other when it was only the two of us. Of course, PDA isn’t looked upon very well but… I don’t want to feel like just some friend with benefits, a secret friend, or something like that. I don’t know, I’ve been staring at this screen for ten minutes now, just trying to think of the words to accurately describe how I’m feeling.
We decided to leave at 6:30, but at 6:45, he asked that I stayed with him and that we go someplace else. I told him that I really wanted to go home earlier. For about 20 to 30 minutes, he tried to convince me to come with him and I told him he was so stubborn. At least he admitted it, haha. At around a quarter after 7, he finally gave up, upset, and we walked to the train station. I pleaded with him not to be mad at me and, even though I could still sense that he was bit disappointed, we walked together in peace.
Friends, my balls.
And now it all makes sense, you disgusting slob.
Seeing as I have no plans today (SIGH), I think I should catch up on the days that I haven’t been blogging and what’s happened in these past few days.
On Monday after school, Avi and I went to eat YogoMonster again because it was the beginning of the hottest week as of yet this year. He paid for it this time and after finishing, asked me if I just wanted to walk around Forest Hills.
We went to residential Forest Hills and walked across the grass in Flagpole Park, right across from where Josh lives. We sat down at the base of the flagpole across from each other. We talked about what our signs were and listed people in whom we would potentially be interested. His list both surprised me and pissed me off and he precisely predicted two-thirds of mine. We had a tickle fight and…
Wow, I realized how awkward this might be to read. Anyways, we kissed and it felt really genuine and sweet. And after we kissed, you gave me that look again. I hadn’t received that look in such a long time. I felt like I was trying to avoid it, but I saw it.
We talked, laughed, and kissed some more. While walking across the grass to head to the train station, I felt the dewy grass on my feet because I was wearing sandals. I asked him if he remembered when I said that I wanted to lay down on cool grass and then told him that the grass on which we were was the type I was talking about. We contemplated on whether we could spare a few minutes to lay down or whether there would be traces of dog wastes beneath us. After standing in that one spot awkwardly trying to figure out what to do, I collapsed down. I looked up at him, still standing, and asked if he was going to stand there and let me look like I was crazy. He joined me and joking whispered, “Dogs poop here.”
I quickly sprung up and we walked to the train station, taking the opposite trains going home. What a beautiful day.
As a rule, man is a fool.
When it’s hot, he wants it cool;
When it’s cool, he wants it hot,
Always wanting what is not.
So, remember when in the beginning of May when we were all complaining about the cold weather and how we were pining for summer to come already…?