Mindless ramblings of someone who doesn’t have anything better to do.

I’m on a friend’s laptop at the moment.  Bumped into her at the grocery store and she said she needed it fixed… and it happened to be in her car.  An old Gateway… don’t see what the problem is with it, but I don’t mind playing around with it.

Plus I’m going down to Gettysburg this coming weekend… so I’ll just pretend it’s broken until after that so I can take it down there with me.  Oh the trickery!

Speaking of Gettysburg, right now I’m multi-tasking like crazy.  I’m switching between conversing with the Director of Admissions at the college and editing photos.  Sounds like fun, no?  It is… no worries.

I’m a bit lost as to what I should be writing about, believe it or not.  I’m pretty much just on here because I find it much easier to type on a laptop than my wireless desktop keyboard.

Maybe I’ll just stop typing now and focus on other things… such as editing pikshurs and putting them up on Picasa.  Something I’ve always wanted to do yet never had the time for.  Haha.

Oh, and by the way… that Letter to the Editor from below ended up being published in the newspaper.  Go me!

Letter to the Editor #3

Dear Editor,

The air of an economic crisis has been looming over the American financial sector for awhile now. It was only this week that three major corporations, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Merrill Lynch, and American International Group (AIG), were under the fiscal gun. The government managed to bailout AIG to the tune of $85 billion before it could collapse and Merrill Lynch agreed to be bought by Bank of America for $50 billion. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. wasn’t so lucky, however, and filed for bankruptcy protection after the government decided that no financial help would be given to the company.

Congress is now in the process of passing a $700 billion fund which would be aimed at preventing the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression. This money would be used to purchase “toxic” mortgages and other debts which are being held by banks in the United States. By doing this, Congress believes that the banks of America will be more inclined to make loans for homes, cars, etc. available once again. It is also believed that once banks resume making home loans, the housing market will stabilize and the U.S. economy will make a sharp recovery from this disaster.

The catch is that this is only a hypothetical solution – there is no guarantee that this will work. As one can see, these figures are nothing to laugh about. The national debt is already nearing $10 trillion. If this congressional plan fails altogether, the nation is in for a serious economic and financial meltdown. This has left many people asking the question, “Where is this money going to come from?” The answer? The American people are still waiting for one.

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This is a Government class homework assignment I just managed to pull out of my brain in the last ten minutes.  Not too bad, I’d say.  Really gives the one-two punch.

What to write when you don’t know what to write.

That’s something I’ve been trying to figure out for a long time.  Unfortunately I have yet to come up with the answer.  Till then, you have to deal with endless ramblings of a slightly different caliber.

The ten days since my last post has brought little excitement, save for this weekend.  I’m currently sitting on my precalc notebook and textbook, which are strategically placed atop my chair (for whatever reason I know not of).  I’m also staring at my mess of a desk, half expecting it to clean and organize itself.  So far, no good.

I went down to Vassar College with my aunt and grandmother to see my cousin, a senior, play rugby on Saturday.  A beautiful day for the sport, indeed.  I enjoyed watching the game very much… even convinced my cousin to put in a good word to the rugby coach if I was interested in applying to Vassar in the coming months (which I intend to do).  I have no intention of retaking the SAT test at all, so I suppose I’ll need all the help I can get if I plan on applying to these higher-end schools.

I’m still a bit concerned about college.  I no longer have the anxiety I did before about the regents exams… I learned Wednesday that I need not take the chemistry regents at all because all that is required is three science credits and two regents exams.  So that helps.  A lot.

I thought a lot about Vassar throughout last night and today.  The campus is beautiful, the library is breathtaking, and I could really see myself attending the college for four years and enjoying myself in the process.  I’m still considering majoring in photography or writing.  I’d like to be able to fly corporate jets such as Citations or Gulfstreams for my main career while having something minor to fall back on.  Can only focus on what I’m good at, I suppose.

I should probably pay less attention to writing in here and more attention to the two power points I’m supposed to be making.  One on McCain and his economic policies and another one on quantum mechanics.

Politics = good… physics = not so good.

Such is life.

It’s been awhile…

I’ve been wretched in the way of keeping up with this thing.  I am well aware of that.  It’s not like I’m being pressed to it… I mean, hardly anyone ever reads this thing.  I’m not stuck to a time clock when writing in here.  Luckily.

I made a valiant attempt to write a decent post in here back in August, but it didn’t work out so well.  Saved it in the draft folder and it has been sitting there ever since… no point in publishing it now.  On that note, we’ll forget about the summer completely… it’s not like anything exciting happened.  For the most part.

I’m already eight days into the school year and it seems strange.  I feel like my head is a big swimming pool and I’m doing laps but I can’t get to the edge to take a break for five seconds.  The concept of being a senior just doesn’t sit well with me, I guess.  Ever since the first day I’ve felt downright weird.  Maybe it’s the realization that college isn’t so far away and I haven’t done a damn thing to prepare for it.  Maybe it’s the fact that I still have a chemistry and math b regents to pass in January (hoping against hope).  I think that’s one of the main things that’s bothering me at the moment – the feeling that I still have those two tests hanging over my head.  Math and chem didn’t work out so well for me last year, especially with the regents exams.  I managed to escape both classes with an overall average of 80, but failed the exams.  History and English seem to be my stronger points, unfortunately.

I’m not a very stressed person.  Rarely do I ever bury myself in situations where I feel I’m stuck in the corner with no way out.  However, there are times when I get a bit stressed out… and when I do, it isn’t pretty.  I suppose this isn’t a very good start to my last year in the public schooling system, but there isn’t much I can do about it.  Well, there is, but that’s beside the point.

One would think that being able to type this out would make one feel better.  But in my case it makes me feel even more like an idiot.  Believe it or not, my nose is bleeding now.  I guess I’m building up a bunch of pressure in my head from thinking too much.  That’s just sad.  Now what – I’m turning into Le Chiffre?  Am I going to start bleeding from the eyes?  Great.

Anyway, I think it’s best to publish this and stop thinking for the night.  One nosebleed is good enough for me.