Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thoughts from Sandy

A severe weather warning has been issued for a better part of the Northeast. Apparently, a devastating storm--Hurricane Sandy--is going to hit hard.

In history class, Mr. D briefly talked about the chance of no school on Monday, and of course a few kids asked why that was. He responded "Hurricane Sandy" and the whole class started laughing. Sandy? I'm so scared.

I expected it to be terribly overcast, but there was a portion of the day when the sun was out and shining. Of course, I did have my shiny new toy to distract me from the looming clouds... Although in the morning it was really really nice outside. I hope our power doesn't go out, because everyone is saying Sandy will knock it out.

Now there is no school on Monday or Tuesday. It's pretty cloudy outside, but Sandy is supposed to hit tonight.

If I wasn't aware that there was a hurricane, I'd think that it was just a really rainy day. Wait--as I'm writing this, the wind is picking up. Apparently TONIGHT Sandy is going to hit. Didn't they say that last night though?
Time has passed, and it's really really windy.

Since I know how worried you were, you'll be relieved to know that I wasn't hit hard by the storm. The power didn't even go out (which is very surprising considering the usual quality of our energy provider). Obviously, I hope that New Jersey's beaches-which I flock to each summer-and their inhabitants recover quickly.

With regards to the b/w photographs, they were each taken within a few moments of each other, so if you put them side by side you'll notice the bamboo moving quite drastically.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Big News...

FOR ME, at least!

Two nights ago (Thursday evening), I ordered an iPhone 5 to be shipped to the Apple Store near my house. On Friday afternoon I went to pick up my iPhone, and I got it. Writing this out makes it seem much less exciting and grand than it actually was, and I keep expecting an unfortunate plot twist to make it's way into this story, but NOPE.

I got my first every smartphone on October 26, 2012. And I absolutely LOVE IT!

Since I don't want this to become a tech blog--which it very easily could--I'll leave it at that.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Preppiest of the Preppy

I believe that a few months ago I wrote about a little documentary I found via Netflix (The September Issue). Maybe yesterday I discovered a reality show about a couple of wealthy teenagers who live in Manhattan. It's like the real life Gossip Girl--IT'S SO COOL!

Since there's only 8 episodes in the series, I've been watching the show in small increments, since I don't want it to end. I just love watching the upper-upper 1% (as Camille Hughes says) live their life. I don't care how disgusting their lifestyle can be, it's a cool show.

Keep in mind, it's still pretty bad quality (just like all the shows I enjoy). It's simply a guilty pleasure.

If you want to check out this show, it's called NYC Prep. This has been a recommendation by Sam.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Four Seasons

-No school
-When I usually travel the most
-Free time for: YouTube, Reading, Organizing
-Sunlight all day
-The start of a new school year
-School exams
-Waaay too hot
-Scary work

-"sweater weather"
-Pretty colors
-My birthday
-Fan gets turned off
-Weird mix of summer and winter

-Cold weather
-Cozy environment
-Snow (although not this past winter)
-Hot cocoa
-Winter Break
-Sadness when no snow

-Nice change of weather
-Pretty outside
-Spring Break
-Optimism of school soon ending
-Too much rain
-Often too hot
-Fan must again be turned on