Saturday, January 13, 2007

Arson, Algebra, Spongy Chicken

6:30 p.m. / 18:30

Last week I shared just a little bit of my college writing, but tonight I'm taking you all the way back to my senior year of high school. Since I have an entire notebook and then some to work from, I might do this once a week or so.

AP English Journal

Week of August 16 - August 22, 1998


Today in class all of the talk about the psycho guy in the book made me recall my crime of choice. I decided a while back that if I had to be a criminal I would set stuff on fire. I like to watch stuff burn. I'm not really insensitive enough to set someone's home on fire, though. That would be a lot more fun than selling drugs, stealing or killing.


I'm always telling people I'm not a math and science person, I'm an English and social studies person. This is still true, however some how I'm actually finding Algebra II more interesting than Government. That's pretty bad. Government is almost as bad as Physics, but not quite. I don't know what should be done about Clinton. I don't want to write to a congressman once a year, let alone once a grading period.

Week of August 23 - August 29, 1998


Since I haven't been struck by any better ideas, I think I will build on last week's stuff. First, however, I would like to introduce my new system for referring to people. I'm going to use variables, like in algebra. (I'm the last person I expected to pull math into this.) I'll say things like "friend g", "classmate m", "co-worker c", "friend/enemy k", and so on. I hope this will not be confusing.


Today I have a lot of questions from lunch. I do not, however, have even one answer. How do they really make chicken nuggets and strips? Why do the chicken strips look like old sponge? Why do the chicken nuggets look like soft, new sponge? Why is the cafeteria rest room so small? Why are the eating utensils placed in the line before the place where you decide what to eat? Why did I try to walk off without my change? What was I thinking? Why do I only really need a napkin when I forget to get one? Why did they make the holes in the top of the trash cans so small? Why does the new water and juice machine say Pepsi?


By the way, thanks to everyone who's been checking in, even though I haven't actually posted in a week!


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