Just made the most *****in' chicken ever. The colonel would be proud!
Just made the most *****in' chicken ever. The colonel would be proud!
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I cooked a Bubba burger. only the outside got burnt. X.x And the inside was pink.
I still ate it.
Good kids, though, but highly stratified. In all of my classes, there were me and two black kids and the rest were white. In all of the other classes, the numbers were swapped. Living it every day at the time, it wasn't something you take much notice of, but looking back, it offers up all kinds of thoughts.
I always catch back to school fever.
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I can't wait for school. Especially since I did manage to get into that AP course I was looking forward to.
Mainly it's to get out of the hell hole which is my high school though. I'd transfer schools but I want to graduate with my French and English diplomas.
i cant waaaaaait for school to start because all of my friends will be back in this town and parties will be more fun. and i am super excited to be an orientation leader for a group of incoming freshies. i get to corrupt them.. bahahaha.
I should block you for using "bahaha."
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[23:50] <ellie> KEEP YOUR ****ING FINGERNAILS TRIM AND CLEAN
We do a lot of psychosocial evaluations. We're on the unit once a week and we pick out a patient to evaluate. We have a whole sheet of information to get on them. The five axes of their psychiatric diagnosis, their meds (what they're used to treat, their interactions, side effects, and if they match up with the diagnosis), status upon admission, current status, and potential status. And of course nusing diagnoses and outcomes. The facility I'm at has four units: child, adolescent, adult, and older adult so I'll get shifted around to a different unit every week. It's nice to have the opportunity to see mental illness across the lifespan, as bad as that sounds.
We also attend their group therapy sessions and just hang out and talk to them to get a better perspective on what they're experiencing. At some point I have to find time to attend a support/self-help group (AA, NA, something like that) and write a paper on it. It's a lot of stuff to do in 8 weeks, but it's interesting work.
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My High school years was awesome since it challenged me about life how we came to be and were we are going, which is what led me to decide that I no longer believe in god and I am an atheist.
Of course announcing that you are an atheist your religious "friends" was not the smartest thing to do, which then led them to break off our friendship and they wanted nothing to do with me thus making the last two years of high school very lonely and annoying.
Actually thinking about it now, high school sucks big time.
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high school was okay for me. i got along with *almost* everyone, and really started to change in my senior year. i used to be the really shy type, but i opened up more and now i'm an exuberant, fun person. everyone around me really appreciates it. ^^;
So I started sophomore year in high school on Monday...
It's a shame when one teacher just seems to ruin what could be a wonderful class. Surprise test on summer reading that counts for 80% of our first quarter grade on one of the first few days? Not fun. And it makes me wonder, what exactly are we going to be doing if 80% of our grade is taken up in the first four days? That's a horrible way to teach, in my opinion.
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hit like "irregardless" will continue to propagate.
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That's what you get for living too close to the border. >:VPlay hockey, not hookey.
Also, as weird as it feels to condone skipping classes, if they're just boring electives/prerequisites that you'll never care about anyway and you can do well without going to class, there isn't really any harm to it. It also partially negates one of the popular complaints high school-dropouts have about being forced to go to classes they'll never use, otherwise they'd like school. But beyond that point, there's no reason to skip classes unless you get off on wasting large quantities of money or something.
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"Hi kids. You just graduated from elementary. You now potentially know everything on a basic level to be able to survive in a real world. However unfortunately you are still minors, and daddy and mommy have to work. So now you have to go through another six years of school! Think of it as an eight hour a day daycare that your parents paid for with their tax money. Meanwhile let us all give the the facade that you are actually learning anything you will use when you leave here in six years! Wait you actually care about learning? You actually want to have a better career? Well then you need COLLEGE! It is a wonderful place that you must go to, or you'll be flipping burgers I assure you. Prepare to drop a hundred grand of your parents savings or be miserable for the next forever of your life on education that we should have given you while you were loafing around here for six years. Now you get to learn REAL English and REAL Science! What is that you say? You think you've learned about these things already? Nonsense, that was just information we pounded in to your head so you could excel on these standardized tests that directly correlate to our school funding and salaries. Getting a 99% on your standardized test is a great addition and will look awesome on your resume when you apply for a job. After all, this means you are a mindless drone like everyone else that passed through here. You are now ready to be successful! Congratulations!"
It's weird, though, because most schools that do well on tests focus exclusively on them and are henceforth shitfactories, but my school district was one of the best in the state and, as far as I could tell, we were never focused on any sort of test material (of course, since we were also one of the smallest, we got fuck-all for funding. Hooray!). Everybody who went there with me loves it just the same. I think it was the teachers, because I had, like, one teacher throughout middle/high school who was mediocre and I didn't like, but the rest were amazing instructors and people. But then I got to college, and before I found ratemyprofessor.com, it pretty much went: if you're lucky, you'll have a good teacher; if you're not, you'll get a terrible one; and if you're really lucky, you'll get a great one. Also, you're usually unlucky. And it's just sad, to me, that one of, if not the most important, professions in the world is, by-and-large, filled with incompetent, immature vagrants, or whatever generic insults you want to apply.
While it never really was mentioned, I think that was pretty clear. I think it's telling that, as a class graduated, they released what colleges you were going to. I guess so they could see my name and go "Ha! Look at the fat, bearded hikikomori wannabe! He's going to a community college! He's going to fail life harder than Willie Nelson fails a drug test!"And they're usually way too narrow-minded from what I've seen, generally on aforementioned test scores so that they make sure all rich kids who pay exuberant amounts of money get into more expensive colleges so that future rich parents will want to spend money putting their kids through the system, ad infinitum. And sports, they'll also let kids who are unusually good at sports in, too, I've found.
This too. Also, it's similarly distressing how poorly paid some of them are. Like, some of my bad teachers (and I have had some really bad teachers -- the droning, useless sort; my Calc 2 teacher was so bad I stopped going to class) probably shouldn't have gotten that much money (aforementioned professor should probably have been charged by the school to teach there), but what incentive is there to get really good educators? Almost none. In general, the education system, quite frankly, sucks donkey balls in America.It's weird, though, because most schools that do well on tests focus exclusively on them and are henceforth shitfactories, but my school district was one of the best in the state and, as far as I could tell, we were never focused on any sort of test material (of course, since we were also one of the smallest, we got fuck-all for funding. Hooray!). Everybody who went there with me loves it just the same. I think it was the teachers, because I had, like, one teacher throughout middle/high school who was mediocre and I didn't like, but the rest were amazing instructors and people. But then I got to college, and before I found ratemyprofessor.com, it pretty much went: if you're lucky, you'll have a good teacher; if you're not, you'll get a terrible one; and if you're really lucky, you'll get a great one. Also, you're usually unlucky. And it's just sad, to me, that one of, if not the most important, professions in the world is, by-and-large, filled with incompetent, immature vagrants, or whatever generic insults you want to apply.
e: Speaking of appropriateness: Could a mod tell me how much trouble I'd get in if I changed the Professor Genki gif in my sig to this?
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