So, I was thinking about the United States on a general basis. A few of my friends and I were talking about men and their association with the United States. Since this country has been founded, the only people to ever take control are old white men. Don’t you find that slightly ironic? All this stuff about diversity and embracing the new in this country and one type of person can rule us. But, the purpose of the title is a modern event and this question has been bothering me. I have heard quite a few people call Bush a fool. In this democratic society, where we choose the leaders, who is the fool: the king or the people who elected him?
Just some food for thought. I am taking a little time out of the hour or so I have to work on my novel before my sister gets on to talk to people…Speaking of, I haven’t called Ramxpage. I was waiting to see if Daniel had posted anything…still waiting. But, whatever. Today was a really good day. RetroxFab was happy, Ramxpage was…okay–she was acting kind of wierd–and Daniel was happy, too. So, you know. Plus, it helped that I passed every single exam. My lowest grade was a 73, but after that my lowest grade was a 92. Oh yeah, I’m good.
Speaking of grades, I have noticed that the norm for a lot of kids is like below average, and they don’t even care. I mean, I’m not even talking about what won’t get you into college. It’s more of a self pride thing for me when I am taking a class. I absolutely do not take a class just to have a ‘freebie’. I don’t work like that. I want to make good grades in my classes–not because my parents would ground me if my grades were less than C’s–but because I’ll feel like crap if I don’t. Everyone in my English class–besides the friends I have in there–doesn’t like me because I am making the highest grade–not a 100 by the way–and I think that’s really annoying. I pay attention in the classes that I want to do good in. Not that I don’t want to do good in every class, but if there’s a subject that I don’t really know if I’ll use, I’ll do what I have to in order to pass, but I won’t go out of my way to apply it.
There are…three classes now that I use: Yearbook, which is helping me get over my fear of talking to people I do not know, English, because it really is so helpful to study others’ writing, and Film Criticism, because I am a movie buff, and I can use that outside the classroom. When I watch movies now, I unconciously find myself naming angles and explaining things to my siblings, because movies are like literature for the eyes. They have their own system of tricks. Where writers have hyperboles and alliteration and metaphors, directors have angles, shots, movement, color symbolism. It’s great.
Music at the moment is “Your Song”, sung by Ewan Macgregor. Yes, Moulin Rouge has taken over my life. Pretty sad.