Monday, 26 May 2008


SOOOOO, as I'm sure ye all already know, we have a new American Idol [*didn't watch, but is glad David C. won despite any Facebook wall posts people may see*], a new Dancing With The Stars champion [*doesn't watch, but good for her*], an official Democratic nominee [*Yatta, one step closer to winning my bet*], other new presidential candidates [*that you've most likely neever heard of*], an Olympic shortlist for 2016 [*loves it, but was a little sad because of Doha*], a new eco channel [*weeee*], and a new Eurovision champion [*watched but isn't satisfied with winner*]. All of this, however has nothing to do with UBERPOST [though I'll probably address them anyway at the end]. UBERPOST consists of all that's been happening with me recently so that ya'll can understand why I've neglected ye so much. So, to start...

Georgia Tech View Day:
So, here's what happened. My father and I scheduled trip on some kind of Georgia Tech view day that was especially for accepted students. Hooray for us. *sarcasm intended* To make the trip even more fun, dad got awesome tickets to the Braves game. I was ready. My first college choice [of the accepted ones, that is], awesome Braves tickets, and family bonding. Well, turns out, this view day stuff was on the EXACT day as prom. Yep, my senior prom. The one that everyone fought for. The one that was banned! The one that we complained into existence. So, of course, the first thing, Prom or Georgia Tech, right? Wrong! Yes, thanks to my father's awesome ability to do awesome things, I got to go to Ga. Tech, the Braves game for...most of it, AND prom! Awesome right? But how did it go, you may ask.

Well, we drove up there early the day before the meeting, stopped at a little hotel on our way there, and then went straight to Atlanta. When we got there, we had no clue where to park, and after a bunch of searching, dad and I finally took the ask someone for help. The police officer who told us where to park [they had a special parking lot], and even drove to where we were supposed to go. Later, Dad and I joked about having a police escort to Ga. Tech. We then went to the meetings and on the tour. Did you know that the Ga. Tech cafeteria's serve Waffle House breakfasts? mmm...

I for one, loved it. I didn't really care for our tour guide that much, but other than that, it was awesome. Dad, however, didn't get the spark needed to get behind it. To respond to a previous commenter, my parents' opinion on Ga. Tech was my dad's. Maybe to put it into perspective from him though, money for us is tight. I mean, yes, we have enough to be loose at a median amount of times, but twice the amount of the in-state school is a big thing, not just a few loose moments. Had I gone to Ga. Tech, just like with my favourite, MIT [had I been accepted] it would have put a big financial strain on my family. They had agreed after the trip to visit MIT that they would assume that financial strain if I got accepted to MIT. As ya'll know, that didn't work out this time, so now, we had to look at Ga. Tech. Essentially, for my parents to agree with it, the Ga. Tech experience had to match up to the MIT experience.

As I'm sure ya'll can expect from my announcement that I'll be a tiger next year instead of a yellow jacket, the two experiences just didn't match up. I guess I agree with him that the people at MIT were much more open and friendly, like they'd be willing to talk to you if you were that one kid off alone. They gave you a sense of, "Hey, you are welcomed here, and we want you to know it." Georgia Tech was a bit more like, "Hey, welcome, we have many places where we're sure that you'll find a place to be." MIT was a place you didn't want to leave, because it felt like a dream, and Georgia Tech was the place you were at that would be fun for a while. But, that's an assumption. They just knew that Georgia Tech didn't impress them enough to where they would assume that financial strain unless something big happened.

In the end, I'm fine. You gotta know when to fight and when to bend. When what may be good for you may not be best for someone else. In the end, I know that Clemson will be the best for my parents, so I'm fine. I mean, maybe in a year, if I really love it or if the transfer happens and I'm able to get some scholarships, it won't be just for my parents anymore, but we'll just have to see what happens. May the chips fall where they must.

So, after all the Atlanta fun was over, Dad and I drove like we've never drove before [not really, Dad always drives too fast for my taste, but we weren't pulled so I'm assuming it was all legal] and I got changed into my nice suit and pants, and was adequately dolled up for prom. Though I was criticised for my choice of sandals [I left my dressy shoes at home], prom rocked. I did feel a bit disappointed that I left my date alone for so long, but she was a chaperone so she didn't mind. [Yeah just so ya'll don't get all "JERK HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO YOUR DATE!?!" my "date" was my AP Biology teacher Mrs. ***** We decided to be official dates because I knew that I wouldn't be able to be polite to an actual date because I'd be late. We also did it to make a remark about the dating process at my school. Seriously, there's a date confirmation from the head, a dress approval committee {which my "date" was on *snickers*}, and a bunch of other stuff, I'll have to explain sometime. She knew I would be late, and actually didn't even think I'd come because of the Ga. Tech stuff. I didn't ditch my prom date I promise.]

Despite my choice of footwear, everyone just laughed it off, and everyone was happy. My cousin was crowned prom king, I got to dance with my date, cheese cubes were in abundance, we started a conga line, good times...gooood times. [Aren't I cute? ^_^']

Prom Campout:
After prom, the senior class [all but two out of the twenty-two of us] went to my cousin's uncle's lake to camp-out. There were tents, car wrecks, wienie roasts, pirate attacks, theft of booty, and all sorts of other stuff. I'm not going to post any photos from this, just one of me having fun in a tent. There are others on Facebook if ye want to see them.

Class Trip:
About a week after the camp-out and prom, we went on our senior trip to Orlando. What brought us to Orlando, ye might ask? The Universal Studios Senior Night! Yup a night where Universal Studios is open to ONLY seniors in high school. There were rides, churros, TONS of people, balloon animal making giant pirates, and Hellogoodbye and Rihanna. We then went the next day to Universal again to re enjoy everything. We had a decent time. We enjoyed food at nice restaurants. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Margaritaville, and....other places I can't remember. We had a good time and I was able to get some pictures of people on the rides. Then, last day, we went to Wet & Wild Water Park. Nyeh right? Just a water park? NO! It was probably the best part of the trip. Other than the whole class bonding and the party shrimp, it was awesome. The rides were amazing, everyone had fun. I really recommend Wet & Wild if you go to Orlando. Go there. Also, the night before, my class surprised me by us all going to see 21!!! I love my class. lol They were all talking about how they wanted to go to MIT after the movie.
Also, WE SAW SUPER-TARGET [I'll have to explain my love of Target sometime, but I love it, it pwns Wal-mart in so many ways]AP Tests:
AP Tests. I took two of them. I was pwnd. They mentally violated me in sooo many ways. I don't want to see the scores.

Spanish III Trip:
OMG I love the Spanish III Missions Trip. Yes, I am a Christian, and I do missions trips, and this was one I really looked forward to. Each year we go to Atlanta to a Hispanic community where we play with kids and hold little events for them. Nothing big, but it's very fun. I love getting to have so much fun with the kids. They will tire you out! We went last year and it was fun, and this year we went all the way to where we would stay, and then someone got sick. Oh well, just a small mishap, right? No, then FIVE to SIX other people got sick!!! We had just enough time to play with the young kids and make little crafts. We then shipped back to home the next morning after quarantining EVERYTHING we could find. There were also a lot of weird things where we stayed. I'll maybe put a link or post some of my videos of where we stayed later. But I'll leave you with my picture of an oddity. If you have an explanation, I'll give you major kudos. Maybe something on Facebook, but I really would love to know what the meaning behind it is.

That is indeed a piece of toast nailed to the door frame.

I'm Graduated *wooooo!* It was fun, I did my devotion [once again, I go to a Christian school so we have the devotion and val/sal speeches but that's it] and I got graduated. IT WAS BLOODY HOT IN THERE! It was burning up. You look out and you see fanning programs everywhere. Then there was the technical difficulties. Our mic didn't work...any. But it's over I got my stuff and was out quick. It was fun. HERE I COME CLEMSON!

Before I get to Clemson though, I've got to work through the summer. A *normally* 8 to 5 job for the summer where I get to work with civil engineers, contractors, and other people Oh My! It's fun, I've probably learned more about concrete than I ever will, but that's fine. I'm getting good experience for engineering world and I'm preparing for the future!

--------------------------NON ME STUFF--------------------------
So, I mentioned some things earlier that I'd like to re-address.

Democratic Nomination:
We now have a Democratic Nominee. Monsieur Obama. Cheers to him. I still would have liked to have seen Al Gore, but oh well, Maybe an Obama/Gore ticket??? Yeah I doubt it too, I don't know who to vote for. I don't like Obama and I don't like McCain, which leads me to my next point.

Third Party Candidates:
So we have...
Republican: McCain/???
Democrat: Obama/???
Independent: Nader/Gonzalez
Prohibitionist: Amondson/Pletten
Socialist: Moore/Alexander
Socialist Worker: Calero/Kennedy

But now we can add two more sets to that list:
Constitution: Baldwin/Castle
Libertarian: Barr/Root

So now, all we have to do is hear from the Green Party, which I will put a good dollar on a bet that Madame McKinny will get the nomination. So we now have eight official or nine candidates to choose from, all of which I don't particularly like. *sigh* I know I'm going to have to bite the bullet, but it's going to be tough. Oh well, we'll see. It's going to take a whole lot of research, and a whole lot of time, but I'm going to choose someone. Mark my words.

Olympic Shortlist:
*sighs* OK. Ya'll remember my post about the Olympic bids? It's here. So, the seven candidate field was chopped to four. Three cities were declined. The cities that will not be hosting next year are Prague, Baku, and Doha. I'm understanding about Prague and Baku. They knew this year was a developing year, and they knew they needed to wait. Baku, however, was disappointing. I loved Baku's bid, and a Baku 2016 would have been awesome. But, we have four bids now to choose from. I still stand behind my disapproval of Madrid for now, but I am now having even more difficulty choosing from the final three. So, what do ya'll think?

Planet Green:
Yay Eco-channel is up! Check it out. Lots of new ideas on how to go green.

Just watched my first Eurovision. Loved lots of the singers, and liked it much MUCH more than watching American Idol, but I was disappointed with the decision that Russia should win. Bah. They were OK, crazy [They had an ice skater for crying out loud!] but only OK. Israel's song was amazing. Portugal was also really REALLY good. Either way, I think Greece did better than Russia. Oh well, I'm not Europe.

And thus with that last little giblet of information and mindless banter, I do so end the UBERPOST. Oh well. Guess it's time to go.

Jya' Ne.