Alright, so I am back from D.C., and I'm not going to lie; When I came back to school today, I was absolutely dreading all the homework I have to catch up on. Apparently, I had good reason too. I have twelve chapters to read for Honors English, two chapters to read for World Studies, vocab for both of those classes, and in the most literal way possible, two stacks of math homework this thick: I                          I

On the bright side, I picked up an application for a veterinary hospital that's hiring high school students today. I was worried that the job would be snatched up while I was away, but it's still available. I've spoken to the woman hiring a couple of times, and I'm pretty sure I have a good chance of getting this job. I would only be working three days a week, not on weekends, and for only a couple of hours after school. It would leave me plenty of time for speech and debate and the huge load of homework I have every night. I'd be getting paid minimum wage, and after three months(if I get the job) my performance will be reviewed and I could get a raise. Cross your fingers for me!
I've tried to post this blog a gazillion times, I'm tired of it, so I'm just going to post some pictures instead.

Tomorrow after school I'm leaving for Washington D.C. I'll be taking a night flight with my grandmother, and we'll be there until next Monday. I'm looking forward to the culture of the art museums and hunting the Smithsonian for the meteor my some-great-grandparents donated. On Saturday, my best friend of nine years, who moved to New York last February, will be taking the four hour trip to our hotel on the border of Virginia to stay with us for a night. I haven't seen her in a really long time, and I'm so excited :) It's going to be a fantastic week, and I'll update my blog everyday I'm there. Can't wait to get into Portland :)
Today was my first day back at school, and it was amazing. I love all of my classes, not necessarily because of the subjects, but because of the teachers. Mr. Reynolds brings world history in to relate with the little things we do everyday; Mr. Duncan is just my favorite teacher; Mrs. Rhodes is extremely passionate about the subject she teaches and is determined to teach all she can; and Mrs. Klumph is able to make me understand anything and everything having to do with math. The bus ride home wasn't bad either. I can already tell, this is going to be an amazing year :)
Haven't been able to post recently due to the fact that my charger is a bum. Anyways, I'm staying over at Colin's house to spend time with him and Miss. Tasha. It's been too long, and I look forward to the next couple of days :)
Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to get my schedule changed, so here it is. I guess it isn't that bad.

World Studies~ Reynolds
Advanced Video Production~ Duncan
Honors English~ Rhodes
Algebra 2~ Klumph
Geometry~ Dias
I had my girls night with Tasha, and it was great. We watched The Notebook, and Babes in Toyland. I also showed her an episode of my favorite show, The Mighty Boosh. We had some really good conversations, and I feel totally comfortable in saying that I think of her a really close friend. Also, she helped me to take my first big step in gaining some confidence; She had me wear a bikini top while swimming yesterday.
    In other news, my mom came home with an abandoned bunny yesterday, and he's all mine now :) I call him Little Richard.
Today I received my school schedule for the upcoming trimester, and I was disgusted. I'm going back in tomorrow to get it changed. The main problem is that I'll be taking two math classes this year, Geometry and Algebra 2. But my schedule had me set up for Algebra 2 before Geometry, which is absurd because I need to know Geometry before I can learn Algebra 2. Anyways, I was peeved and in a bad mood when I went to Safeway to buy popcorn and soda for my girls night with Tasha tomorrow. I went up to a register and the cashier and I exchanged hellos. Then I asked him how his day was. He then asked if I had a Safeway card, and I said I didn't. Because I'd asked him how his day was, he took an unused card, scanned it, and took a dollar off of my purchase. I don't know why the gesture made me so happy, but it did. I also finished my fireplace in Minecraft, so today is now a good day :)
After an extremely long break from Minecraft, two of my friends have gotten me back into it. I've been working on my world practically nonstop ever since last night, and compared to what it was before, it's changed dramatically. Here's a sneak peek of the exterior :)