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Posted: October 14, 2009 by Katie in Family

today, we (Dad, Hannah, and I) are leaving for a 5 day tour of 6 colleges in the Northeast. im terrified.

dont get me wrong, im looking forward to this trip. i cant wait to see all of those big cities, do a semi-road trip, and get some awesome hang out time with Dad and Hannah, but….

the purpose is to find out where i will live for the next 4 years, if not longer.

im terrified that 1) i wont find a school that i like and i will have to go to CSU, the school that is the lowest on my list. 2) i will be too scared to even try to like a college because all i would think about is how much i would hate it. 3) im not going to get anything from God telling me where He wants me to go. the schools will just be schools. not my school. 4) i might actually end up in one of those places.

im not sure if those thoughts were clear…. but yes, im terrified. and it would be nice if i got some prayer for clarity on this trip ūüôā thanks.

also, read Hannah’s post directly below this one. actually, read all of the posts, if you can.

Alice in Wonderland

Posted: September 20, 2009 by Katie in Family

For my AP Lit class, I have to choose 3 AR (accelerated reading) books and then take a general quiz about those books. Because it is a class that focuses on Literature, the books had to be chosen out of a pre-approved list of classics. I found Alice in Wonderland on the list, and I knew I had to read it. I have had a recent fascination with Alice in Wonderland, especially because the trailer for the Tim Burton version just came out, and I have been looking forward to that movie for years, literally. I thought it would be best if I read the book before I saw the movie.

Also, I recently watched Pheobe in Wonderland, which is a great¬†movie in which a girl with¬†Tourette’s¬†Syndrome is able to cope with the help of Alice’s world:

I had no idea just how much I would love that book. The book is completely logical in a very illogical sense. When reading the book, it is best to let go of all things that are normal, and just jump in. I think thats why enjoyed the book so much. It made no sense, and  it was a totally different world. The characters were hilarious. There was, of course, the Cheshire Cat, the Red Queen, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, The Caterpillar, and the Mad Hatter, but it was also fun to read about the Mock Turtle, the Duchess, the White Queen, and the fight of the Lion and the Unicorn. Each character was insane, but enjoyable. The way in which Wonderland worked was crazy, yet logical. And Alice, apparently a 7-year-old is the most sane creature in the entire book. Did you ever realize how often Alice changed size throughout the book? She was instantly either taller or shorter, depending on what she ate.

¬†The book also contained several great quotes. My favorite is this quote from Alice: “I wonder if I have been changed in the night? Let me think: Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think i can remember feeling a little different. But if i am the same, the next question is: who in the world am I? Ah, that’s a great puzzle!”

Another great quote is when Alice is talking to the Duchess during the game of croquet:

The Duchess: “Everything has got a moral, if only you can find it.”

Alice: “The game is going better now.”

The Duchess: “‘Tis so, and the moral of that is-‘Oh, ’tis love, ’tis love that makes the world go round'”

The book also contains several poems that are completely nonsensical, yet enjoyable. The poem of the Walrus and the Carpenter was possibly the most entertaining, but it was kind of depressing. The poem of the Jabberwocky was impossible to understand because very few of the words in it were actually words. The poem which Humpty Dumpty told was completely cut off, so who knows what that truly was about. The poem with the Knight told Alice was apparently the part of Wonderland which Alice remembered for forever.

The final poem contains these great lines:

“In a Wonderland they lie,

Dreaming as the days go by,

Dreaming as the summers die.

Ever drifting down the stream-

Lingering in the golden gleam-

Life, what is it but a dream?”

Overall, it was a fun book. It was good to let go of all things normal and read the book. There was such great logic, and such deep thoughts, in really odd ways. The quotes, as you can tell, were brilliant. I’m really glad I decided to read the book, as it is now one of my favorites. Alice is definitely one of my all time favorite character.

Starting off

Posted: August 14, 2009 by Katie in Family, School
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For some reason this thing isn’t identifying me, so its Katie, just so you know.

So, this blog has existed for more than a week now, and i have been waiting for one of the cuter little kids to post something first, because they have the whole cute-ness factor, but it hasn’t happened. Basically, here i am, kicking this off. i’m not much of a blogger. The thing is, i get bored with it. i have never been able to keep a journal for more than a few days. i have about 20 journals with about 4 pages completed. That’s how i do things. What i’m trying to say, is this relationship that we have going may not last very long; either that, or you wont hear from me very often, which i will continue to blame on the fact that i am a senior, and my life is busy.

The point? i dont know. i think i will just narrate my day- my first day as a senior in high school.

6:00-what the heck is my alarm going off for?

6:10-i gotta take a shower and go to school. my mouth hurts really bad. Tylenol!

6:30-aw man, i think my dad wants to take a shower too. the shower fight begins.

7:00-hey! i actually have time for a sorta real breakfast! talk to my parents about the first day….

7:22-i should actually go to school now, i suppose.

7:30-the parking lot is ridiculously full… get my schedule, see lots of friends. good stuff

7:41-get to trig late… syllabus… blah blah blah….

9:00-assembly! ah, the people i missed! wait, im a senior? im not sure i can do that… i have to figure out my life now! new teachers… yeah yeah, we are amazing, whatever

10:30- 4.o GPA pic, waaaaay late to graphic communications… that class is going to be awful.

11:28-lunch! friends! like 20 of my favorite people around one very small table. its Nate’s birthday, which means Black Jack pizza and soda happiness. are we losers for being a group of 20 seniors who stay on campus for lunch? yes. good.

11:12- 6 minutes til my next class. group of us visit Mr. Shaw. we missed him.

11:18- Spanish. oh no, my usual Spanish partner doesnt have this class. no way im surviving. oh wait, Mr. Rangel likes me already? well, this should be easy.

1:36-AP Psych. not enough room in the class. lots of friends! yay! name game… notecards? i thought i finished that with Mr. Shaw….

2:50-fire drill? we havent checked out books or gotten our homework! massive scramble.

3:00- visit Mr. Shaw again… he’s a good teacher. go get the rest of Pysch stuff… go meet/suck up to new photo teacher. oh good, he is ok with me using the dark room, and he likes me cuz i am willing to help. yay!

3:30- home… nap time!

ok, that may have been really boring, but that was my first day of senior year. its good walking into the school as a senior, cuz you already know lots of the teachers, and you know how the system works. it was a lot of fun seeing my friends that i have missed a lot, and getting to visit with teachers. i like school. im such a weird child, but i think its fun.

so, there is the boring first blog. its started. now maybe Ethan has something cute to say?

Ethan: i dont know. hi. today i went to McDonalds and Target.