Well, I sort of forgot to update over the Christmas break, so here we go. I spent the break at home, mostly, though, of course, I went to my grandparents' for Christmas. That was fine, though my grandmother's probably got sciatica, which is pretty bad. That, and my grandfather's stroke earlier this year make it rather likely that I'll be seeing less of them for a while since neither of them can drive very well any more (not that my grandmother ever could, but that's another story.)
Then I turned
into a pumpkin eighteen. I got the first two seasons of the West Wing, a sweater (but sadly not a cardigan), and the Usual Suspects. And a new set of tires for dad's car. That was fairly fun, especially since I also finished up most of the remaining college apps on my birthday, too. The next day, I celebrated my majority by closing a frozen custodial account --- oh boy. Now, all I have to do is register for the draft and the vote and I'll turn into a quasi-adult. Yuck.
I spent New Year's at best_ken_ever's house. (His choice of username, not mine) Fortunately, there was far less drama than over Thanksgiving, and I guess everyone got along. While there, we started putting some plans into motion, and I hope they come to fruition, but it'll be a few months yet. It was kind of odd listening to everyone (except me) talking about how wonderful their college or intended college was. Even the other highschoolers were waxing lyrical about the joys of [Insert School Name Here], and the one other person not in/admitted to a college was telling stories from her times at school, which sort of left me a little put out, but hopefully April 1 will roll around and I, too, will be able to bother people with my exuberence. On a lighter note, silvergirl42,theladyvampire, Nat, and I walked to Blockbuster to rent movies for the Group. Unfortunately, they wouldn't let us get any without opening an account, so we ended up buying a few instead. It actually worked out to be not-too-much-more-expensive. Therefore, I am now the proud owner of Amelie and π on "pre-viewed" VHS. There was also some sort of Karaoke Karaoke Revolution (at least that's how I thought of it) bizarreness that was really pretty amusing. All in all, a fun weekend.
Also, I managed to send in the remaining apps that were due on January 1 on time. It's pretty amazing. Now, I've got two more schools to go, and I really should be working on their essays right now and/or finding a writing sample with which to impress them. Oh well. It'll get done. I hope. In other very quick news, it looks like next semester's math course will be linear algebra since John said it'd make more sense to take that before multivariable. This was confirmed by a brief poll of people on AIM which determined that the word "algebra" sounds better than the word "calculus".
Merry belated Christmas, everyone! The management promises amusing entries some time in the future.