Saturday, April 30, 2016

Things to Do

As I close out the school year, I have several major things that I have to do before starting summer. One, this weekend I have to go to an awards banquet. Two, next Friday I have to take an AP History test. The test, however much I don't want to take because of the probable high difficulty, is unfortunately something I have to do because of the fact that it would not be worth it to take a decently hard history class and not at least attempt to get something out of it. Also, I need to get a summer job. At this point in my life I have applied to Savoias and Kroger. Last year for my summer employment I worked at McDonald's Restaurant. Despite any negative reputation that McDonald's may have, it was actually not to bad. All I had to do was cook the food by pressing buttons and restocking. Sure, the environment was semi-discussing, but overall the experience wasn't too bad. Regardless of how not bad it was, I would prefer not to work there and thus am trying to get a job before college kids come how for summer and take up a lot of them. Besides that, the only things on my agenda are finals, which like my AP test, I don't want to take at all just because they are mind numbing, but they are I guess a necessary evil.
Without Wax,
Chris S.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Life in General

Well, here I sit typing this blog now for this simple fact that I don't believe I would be able to do it later. I have quite a problem doing things "later"... I often as in the case of this blog forget to do them or I just keep pushing them off. I have a very bad problem with procrastinating school work. I could make up the reason that I am just ready for school to be out (which is true), but I think the real problem is lack of motivation or self discipline. Thus I go into this weekend with a decent amount of homework and with very little time so I am quite delighted with myself. As a result of my procrastination I forgot to do the blog for last week, which was going to be about the play at the high school. The play, I must say, was very, very good and funny and I think lived up to and exceeded any expectations or hopes.Everyone in the play and in any relation to the play did a fantastic job. That pretty much would sum up last weeks blog. This week, specifically weekend is prom. This will be the first prom that I am attending so I am a bit nervous, but overall I think it will be a great experience with a lot of fun. The only downside is that my procrastination has come back to haunt me. I think I will survive though and will enjoy Saturday, but some part of me can't wait for Monday just because all of my responsibilities will be done. I hope that that does not sound negative, because I am not meaning it to, just a realistic representation.
Without Wax,
Chris S.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

ACT

Today I had the pleasure of taking the ACT. This pleasure consisted of having to go to bed at a decent time (I know such an unfortunate occurrence), waking up at 7, going to school on a Saturday to take a four hour-ish test. Was it worth the time? I personally would have preferred not to have taken the test, however considering the fact this test was very important for my future self, I suppose I will have to accept the value of the test. The test itself I thought was not too bad, albeit there were questions that I didn't know how to how to answer. Altogether in my opinion the worst part of the test was the science part because of the style of question. These questions consisted of a lot of graphs, chart, and miscellaneous information with the actual questions having you dissect the entire display of information, a task that was both time consuming and hard. However only time will tell of whether or not I did well. Personally, I do not have a goal of which to score, my only goal of taking the ACT today was to just take it, to get that off the checklists of the rites of passages to the future. Overall, I feel that the test was a decent, and relatively accurate to the topics that I have learned over my duration in school.  I know that some people find this device as inaccurate and unfair measure to people in determining  their future. However, I personally didn't find a problem with it, but I could see that a person could definitely have a problem with it. To the future, I guess, hmm... I have no idea... and this is going nowhere.
Without Wax,
Chris S.