Friday, January 31, 2003
I traded my brother my gym lock for his Lego watch last night. The Lego watch was unprecidented coolness, and I will wear it to school. It has plastic links, and you can add, remove, or arrange them anyway you want, it's the best! I had a dream last night that I saw Stuart Little 2 at the movie theater, but it was weird because it was a different movie theater and it had these gigantic plastic TV stands and the TVs all played movie trailers. There was even a Spongebob one for no reason. Ah, behold the power of sponge. Also, I felt like I was there before, perhaps in another dream...whoooa...
This weekend I'm going skiing, and I wish I had a video camera to tape myself clumsily ski down a mountain...while doing the "snowplow" the whole way. I'm so afraid of going fast, I'm such a wuss. Oh man, I remember in 8th grade when I was so infatuated with Justin, and when he was stuck on the mountain without skis or whatever and I went down the black diamond (AH!) to "save him." The thing was that by the time I got up there, he was alright. Laura tried to be my motivational speaker (while snowblading BACKWARDS) while I freaked out and fell on my ass and slid down the slope faster than I could on skis. Pathetic? Oui.
I'm listening to At The Drive-In, and my brother asked me if it was Ozzy Osbourne...oh god.
1:25 PM | Jacquie |
Thursday, January 30, 2003
Today was supposed to be a good day. Classes are over. A 4 1/2 day weekend. Now THIS. Can we say...conspiracy? Haha, I'm just a dancer, and this is what I get. Ok, so here's the situation. Central Bucks School District decided that they were going to redistrict the school district, because they're building a (stupid-ass) 15th elementary school. SO, there's a tiny little problem with this...me and Brittany and maybe a few other people are going to C.B. West for senior year. Everyone else is going to South and East. AHHHHH! I'm going to be so alone! From what the map looks like, they're probably not going to budge even if our parents go in there and rant and rave. Well, Mr. Kane might make an impact, I don't know about my dad. But I know one thing, they both can yell like crazy. So great, this sucks. Hopefully some "deal" will be made, or else I'm going to be an awfully lonely kiddo at West. :(
2:32 PM | Jacquie |
Wednesday, January 29, 2003
My social studies final wasn't really that bad, but some questions were ambiguous. After the finals, I went home and watched Cover Girl and Thoroughly Modern Millie on AMC, and A Beautiful Mind on HBO. Whoa. If you add an H to that, it's "HOBO." You know I'm going to make a HOBO TV station one day (featuring my family members). All three were good, and now that I'm on the topic of psychos (A Beautiful Mind), here's what I got on this test:
What Psych-Ward do you belong to?
I think the last time I took it, I had ADHD, which makes sense. Oh man, I don't feel too well. American Idol's on tonight, I have to see who the finalists are, which is much more enjoyable when you're forcing people from a WAY different generation to watch it. Mwahaha. "This is what you get when you meeeeess with us." Sorry, that just reminded me of that song. Oh, speaking of Radiohead, I saw the episode of SNL today when Radiohead performed "The National Anthem"...wow. That song is screwed up (ok, I like it), but it was like 10 times more screwy because Thom Yorke was flailing as if he was undergoing shock treatment. Nice touch, Thommy boy.
8:03 PM | Jacquie |
Tuesday, January 28, 2003
YE-ah. This just goes to show just how ghetto fabulous I am. (J to the acquie, B to the aker):
Lookie here, I'm like nizzumber five, ya'll.
I love how NON ghetto the post that had the word "nizzle" in it was, haha. Oh well, I still feel represented. Phrase...damn, I meant word. Heh, sorry, I'm still not fully ghetto-fied yet.
The english and bio finals weren't that bad, especially the english one which was only 47 questions that had nothing to do with ANYTHING we did in english. Bio was alright, some of them I had to guess, but I did really study for it. Tomorrow is S.S. (grrrr) and I HOPE I do well on it. Right now, I'm the only one in my S.S. class with an A, and my teacher is "rooting" for me. That means I need to get an A on the final to get an A in the class...d'oh! I studied a lot, but they could throw me some screwballs, like on the bio exam.
Today after finals, Caitlin and I rode over to TMS to see if we could visit, like the sophomores from last year did. BUT, the people over there are cruel, evil people and would not let us in. DAMMIT! Oh well, I'm going to try to go tomorrow at about 2:30 (a few minutes early), because I get out of school at 9:05! WOOOHOO! *Sigh* I love finals. :) I'm going to miss my classes though, because the people who were in my classes were so cool. I'm especially going to miss Brook's random song outbreaks in English class, not to mention the other whacked out things that happen daily in english class. Aw man, I'm getting all nostalgic. SOMEONE STOP ME!
Well, it's off to sleepybyeland for now. I'll keep ya posted...literally.
10:56 PM | Jacquie |
Sunday, January 26, 2003
Last night, we called the movie stores to see who had "Oklahoma" and Southampton Video did, so we went there and holy shiz, they have like every movie ever made! They had a deal (I'm a sucker for deals) which was "4 movies 4 days 4 dollars" so we got: Oklahoma, Citizen Kane, The Blues Brothers, and Outbreak. I watched Oklahoma and Citizen Kane last night, and Oklahoma is messed up (like I expected, especially the dances I have to do), and Citizen Kane was excellent. When I was watching the movie, I heard some familiar phrases, and realized the White Stripes' song "The Union Forever" is like 95% quotes from that movie! I was silently singing along with the little "There is a man..." song, it was SO CRAZY. My aunt and uncle would have been weirded out if I sung it aloud.
This morning, I awoke to hear my aunt, uncle, and mom having a 3-way...argument, man you people are SICK! They were really bickering and now my mom is pissed. My mom is going on vacation 2 weeks from now with some guy that I don't even know (there's my mom for you), and she's calling the Bowmans and asking if I can stay with them from Sunday, Feb. 9 - Friday, Feb. 14. I hope if I go, I won't over stay my welcome...heh. I never see Jess, so maybe this will be fun! I hope so, DJ just needs to stay out of my way, haha.
12:03 PM | Jacquie |
Friday, January 24, 2003
Things I'm Doing Tonight:
Going to the movies
Going to the mall
Going to a party
Going to anywhere other than here
Watching Friday Night Stand Up on Comedy Central, which I do every Friday night, when everyone stops hogging the TVs.
It's not like I'm complaining or anything. Damn, I think I am. I need to stop. It's just that nobody calls me ever. Oh man, I can't get "Debaser" out of my head. My brother LOVES that song now just because it has the line, "Slicing up eyeballs, ha ha ha ho." I think my brother definitely exhibits the dominant oddness trait which I also have. The Baker curse; woe is us. Oh, and I just learned the purpose of a ; yesterday. I'm glad that I've never learned that, because I think it comes in handy, now that I've finally learned the power of the ;.
8:10 PM | Jacquie |
I'm so happy with this template now, I have a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. Courtney is my hero, because yesterday after she did her presentation on Lyme Disease in bio, she gave me the picture off of her visual of a guy smiling while shoving his pant leg in his sock so he wouldn't get bitten by a tick which can = Lyme Disease. It's the best picture EVER. Courtney named him Stanley, and I wrote "Stanley the Lyme-Free Lad" and "Tick-free's the way to be!" on the back of the picture. I ♥ it like you wouldn't believe. Maybe even more than I ♥ Mr. Kane's oh-so-cool pink pen that I sto-er, borrowed from him. He said I could have it as a going away present, yay!
Today during Bio and lunch, Courtney and I were writing a conversation to each other on a note to Alec. Funny, funny stuff. I was eating my mini meatballs with the tortellini for lunch (yummay!) and I randomly said to Courtney, "Would you like to eat my balls?" Hehehe. So, I wrote that on the note. I saw Alec after lunch and asked him if he read the note, but he said he heard it was really interesting but didn't read it yet. Oh man, is he in for some whacked out shiz. All in a day's work!
8:03 PM | Jacquie |
Thursday, January 23, 2003
Last night, I went to Coconuts, and got me some of them new-fangled disk things. I got At The Drive In's "Relationship Of Command" (rock!) and the Pixies' "Doolittle" (super rock!). If saw me there last night, you would think I was crazy. Purchasing CDs are a big deal to me, and deciding on the right one is a major decision. I had $30 in gift certificates there from my brothers from Christmas, so I didn't want to waste my them on just anything. I almost got "MTV2 Handpicked Volume 2", Radiohead's: "Pablo Honey", "I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings", and Queens Of The Stone Age's "Songs For The Deaf" (I learned that they didn't have it there?) Actually, I also wanted to get "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" but I had pretty much no money because I haven't babysat in about a month. That's right, babysitting, a highly respected profession. OH MAN THE SMOKE ALARM IS GOING OFF AND ON, AND MY DAD DOESN'T CARE AND IT'S MAKING ME WANT TO BREAK SOMETHING OR EVEN LISTEN TO CREED (CREED!) TO DROWN OUT THE NOISE. IF YOU KNOW ME WELL, YOU KNOW THAT I LOATHE CREED, AND THAT IS DESPERATE. SON OF A BITCH, ALARM, SHUT THE HELL UPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP! I THINK MY DOG IS EVEN STARTING TO GET SUICIDAL.
6:04 PM | Jacquie |
Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Son of a b-anana. The comment box thing is pissing me off. I've spent about an hour trying to install it so everything else doesn't get screwed up and AHHHHHHHHHH! THEN, at SiteMeter.com, I forgot my password and wanted them to mail it to me, then they said that they have no one with the name I have. BUT THEY DO! IT'S ME! WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME ANYMORE, SITE METER? Once again, it's a conspiracy. Man, I haven't started my homework yet, but that's what you do when you're a professional procrastinator, right? Hell yeah. So, I guess I should go...ah, screw it. Oh man, these are my current favorite songs (not like anyone cares, but this is MY blog so booyeah.)
Songs Of The Moment:
1) ELO ~ Mr. Blue Skies (Prozac in music form!)
2) Beatles ~ Come Together
3) Depeche Mode ~ Personal Jesus
4) Piebald ~ American Hearts
The ELO song has, by the way, been on the commercials for the new Volkswagen Beetle Convertable and the Spike Jonze flick "Adaption" (which I want to see). I have to go act like a teenybopper and watch American Idol, yo. Word out.
7:46 PM | Jacquie |
Ok, so here's what has happened in the past few days. This weekend I didn't do that much, but I did however get to see Nicholas Nickleby (good movie) at the County Theater (or theAter, haha Michelle) with Sean and a few of his friends. I also procrastinated (I'm on a roll) and I stayed up until 3 AM on Sunday! WOOOO! You want to know why? (You: NO!) Ok! Because the best show on MTV2, 120, was on from 1-3. Too bad that it's unpopular and has to be on the worst night for it to be on and really late at night. But oh well, Martin Luther King Jr. wanted his day to be on a Monday JUST so I could watch 120. I swear I'm not lying. I never lie! Hahaha. I heard some pretty good songs on there too, especially Piebald's "American Hearts", and my god I fell in love with the lead singer guy because of his voice and his glasses. Damn, I should really stop that. Anyway, for those of you who download songs, I suggest downloading that one, just don't do it with a cable modem because those people who have cable modems need to call me and tell me where they live so I can raid their houses and get a cable modem for myself. Hmpf. Anyway, the guitar is kickin' so check em' out.
4:32 PM | Jacquie |
Saturday, January 18, 2003
Like the new template? I do, I'm just having some problems, with the first post being the only normal one, then the rest being in all caps and the date being a link. I'm confuzzled, oh well. Hey, guess what I did last night? Absolutely nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I was supposed to but nobody called me back so, bah, whatever. Tonight I may see Nicholas Nickleby with Sean, I have to see. Man, it's cold in here, my dad is SUCH a thermostat nazi, I can't stand it. Wow, that was a messed up sentence.
2:42 PM | Jacquie |
Thursday, January 16, 2003
Top 5 Reasons Why Today SUCKED ASS:
1) I was late for school because of my mom. Thanks mom.
2) Today, we had to swim in gym, which was alright. BUT, as I was changing in a stall, my sweater fell on the ground...in a puddle of toilet water. My sleeve was soaked until the end of the day. My socks were soaked as well.
3) After the aforementioned mini-crisis, I came into bio with a bad attitude. Today marked the beginning of the Final Exam oral presentations.
Me: Please don't pick me, I'll die.
Mr. Shulze: Jaaaacqueline Baker!
Me: *Stares with stone faced look in no particular direction, the slowly walks over to him.*
Mr. Shulze: Are you ready?
Me: *Does the "comme ci comme ca" hand motion with a look on my face as if Legionnaire's Disease would come to kill me.*
Mr. Shulze: Oh well, get up there.
So I did. AND I TOTALLY SCREWED IT LIKE A MOTHER. I was shaking violently and stumbling over my words as if I've never heard them before. Courtney swears I did well, but I know that I screwed it up. Well, at least I didn't say "shitties" instead of "cities" again like I did with my Roosevelt speech. I worked on it until 12:30 last night for this. Grrr...
4) After messing that presentation up, I wondered to myself, "Psh, I bet Mr. Diehl will make me do my Sputnik presentation now, with my luck." Oh how very lucky I am. He asked me if I was ready and I kinda was and I did it. I think I talked 200 miles a minute and the space phrasiology totally whizzed by my brilliant classmates' slumped-over heads. I got a 93! Woohoo! I thought I'd do better, but I'm not going to argue with that. Still, doing that presentation was crap. Oh, and I totally flunked the Cold War/Cuban Missle Crisis/Kennedy test we took, he gave us like NO time to do it.
5) After I got home from school, my aunt told me the printer had once again malfunctioned and we called the geniuses at Hewlett Packard for some help. Some Canadian lady helped us (she worked in Seattle) but not much. I swear we were on the phone for 2 hours, I downloaded a driver, then had to delete it and do it again, and my head almost spun around and flew off my neck. Wow, I just pictured what that would look like. Whoooooa man.
The only good thing of today: Marc and I kicking major ass on water basketball today, and getting my Aladdin tape and watching it. Some parts of the play were as funny as hell, and I DID watch one part over and over because of its extreme cuteness...ahhhh...
9:27 PM | Jacquie |
Sunday, January 12, 2003
Notice the template change. I was having a problem with the other one, even though I like it better. I'll probably get it back eventually.
2:55 PM | Jacquie |
Wow. I'm supposed to be doing homework, but I'm procrastinating. How unusual of me. First, I took a quiz on gURL.com about college and it recommended Swarthmore College and then I checked it out and it sounds like the coolest place ever...too bad it's one of the most selective in the nation. So, then I was checking out colleges, THEN I went back to gURL.com and made a "cyber sweetheart" and my own rock band. Wowie, I can't focus.
2:54 PM | Jacquie |
Friday, January 10, 2003
My great-aunt Charlotte just died today. For once, I actually found out about something the day that it happened. She was sick for a long time and had cancer, so I guess she's alright now. I feel really bad for her son, Ron. He's been skipping school to go to the hospital a lot. Ron is like the coolest adult cousin, although he's not really that close. I guess he's as old as my mom, who's 38, so yeah. He does webpage design now, (second career) and when I needed help with math last year he helped me. He's so nice, I wish I got to see him more. Ron called a few minutes ago, and I didn't know what to do. I didn't even mention Aunt Charlotte, I acted stupid and put on my fake perky phone voice. I'm such a moron. God, why do I have to be so stupid. Well, I guess it would have been worse if I said something about it, because I'm horrible with words and I could have been insensitive. Oh well. Whatever.
9:35 PM | Jacquie |
The Friday Five:
1. Where are you right now? I'm at my aunt and uncle's house in the office (aka the "red, white and blue room" because of the carpeting...yeah it's messed up, but it was the bicentennial so it's understandable.)
2. What time is it? It is 9:02 PM. That's right, I'm NOT out on a Friday. It happens to me a lot, it seems.
3. What are you wearing? Jeans, monkey socks (that I got from the polyanna!), a red and black stiped shirt, CB East sweatshirt (I've got school spirit. Woo.), undergarments (*gasp* NO!) and a hair tie that's holding my frizzy/curly hair in a messed up bun/knot/thing.
4. Any people or animals around you? Describe them. Well...there IS this bear that my aunt got from her friend Dolly, and it sings "White Christmas" and moves it's mouth and sways back and forth. I thought it was funny, my mom said, "Whoa man, that's freaky. Not cool..." My CD case is next to me, and I'd like to think it was an animate object, but it's just an inanimate object that is a dear friend of mine. I just realized I didn't name it yet! Quick! I need a name! Ok...here it goes...Andy. There's an A on it, so yeah.
5. What are your plans for the weekend? 1) English paper 2) Sputnik report 3) Legionnaire's disease report 4) Social Studies homework 5) The Great Gatsby...great, isn't it?
9:08 PM | Jacquie |
Wow. I don't go anywhere on a Friday, and I'm kicked out of the privledge of watching TV because my brothers have to watching Mr. Deeds, and so now I'm on here. I was really PO-ed earlier and my brother said, "Jacquie?" and I said "Fuck off" under my breath while flipping him off underneath my sweatshirt. I'm so rebellious, it's sick. I can't believe I did that, but I get called by my brothers like 10 times a second and sometimes I just snap. Crap, I don't think I should be a mother, hahaha. I'm listening to Radiohead, and it freaked out my mom which was good because I really don't care if she likes it or not. I think you have to be really weird and/or deep to get Radiohead. I think I'm just weird. But I get it. Oh well, here's one of their songs because I have the power to post what I like mwahahahaha!
Like Spinning Plates
While you make pretty speeches,
I'm being cut to shreds.
You feed me to the lions,
a delicate balance
When this just feels like spinning plates.
I'm living in cloud cuckoo land.
And this just feels like spinning plates
Our bodies floating down the muddy river.
Man, I love that song. I like how he recorded the first verse singing the words backwards, but then they play THAT backwards, so in the song it sounds almost backwards but he's really singing the words backwards in a forward manner that was THEN played backwards. If that didn't confuse you, I applaud you. If I read that, I think I'd get an a brain hemorrage or something, haha.
9:00 PM | Jacquie |
So yeah, I made it into "Oklohomo", but get this...I'm not in the chorus...NO I don't have a speaking part! I'm a dancer...? Believe or not kiddos, I DID take ballet for about 7 years, then quit, but for the audition we had to do ballet, so it was a no-brainer, even though I haven't done it for a long time. This afternoon, I stretched a LOT because I'm really out of shape (I never WAS in shape) and I figure I should get in shape for once. Uggg, starting Tuesday, we have to swim in gym. Note: I was afraid of swimming until I was 10 and I can't dive for shiz. Mrs. Emery told us not to look at it negatively but hello, I tend to do that A LOT.
This weekend and this coming week is going to be hell for me because I have to do oral presentations on Sputnik and Legionnaire's Disease, and finish a paper on why Their Eyes Were Watching God is a classic. I truly beg to differ, but it's a major assignment, so I'll resort to my usual BS-ing that I do for essays and reports. Oh, and the final essay for S.S. is next Friday as well. Could somebody shoot me, please?
Today, I went to go sit down in my chair in English and I ended up missing and falling on my ass! (or the lack of one) I just stayed on the floor, laughing like a moron, and so did everyone else. Thank you, thank you. Caitlin said something to me and I turned around and did the "smoking a joint" hand motion because sleep deprivation does some pretty screwed up things to me. In gym, we ran that frigging pacer test and I got 24! Woo! Marc got like 80 something, my god, I thought he'd collapse, but I heard he went to boot camp over the summer. Whoa man. Dave tossed one of his many many leg hairs on my head today and I spazzed and fell over (I was sitting on the ground) Can we say NASTY?! I told him either he should shave or go to the Philadelphia Zoo. The boy is like a werewolf, hahahaha. Ok, enough about Dave's legs.
Since I'm not doing anything tonight, I think I shall either do homework or watch Comedy Central...hmmm...I choose the latter. Especially since it's "Stand-Up Friday" and that is one of my favorite things to watch. Wanda Sykes' special is premiering tonight, and she's hilarious, so that should be good.
5:59 PM | Jacquie |
Monday, January 06, 2003
Today was the vocal/reading auditions for "Oklohomo", as Frank called it. (He's right) I had the most confidence I've ever had when auditioning for singing, well, that I remember anyway. Hey, this is off topic, but if someone taped The Tempest from 5th grade, could they make a copy for me, you'd make my week. Ok, anyway, so I sang for Mrs. Bitch-er-Fichtman, and she asked me if I was in Aladdin, and I said yes, and she said that I didn't write that on my sheet under previous theater experiences...duh! I used expression when singing, as well as a semi-accent, and I did alright. (I was shakey towards the end) She said "You can relax now" seeing that I was nervous and I smiled and left. Ug. Then I acted and did pretty good, and I hung around so I could do it again, except that I screwed it like a mother, and Mrs. Eisenberg stopped me. Grr. Oh well, looks like I'm either not in it or in the chorus because there's no way in hell I'm going to get a speaking role. I'D DIE FOR JUST ONE LINE! *Sigh* oh well, if I don't make it, at least I don't have to be an Oklohomo...hehehehe.
9:26 PM | Jacquie |
Wednesday, January 01, 2003
Mr. Diehl and me...
Subj: Oral Presentation
Date: 12/30/2002 10:24:36 AM Eastern Standard Time
I was wondering if you could tell me approximately when I would be presenting. Thanks! Happy Holidays!
~ Jacquie Baker
Then he wrote back asking what my topic was, I guess he didn't write it down. I told him it was sputnik, so he sent me a reply which I just got now...
Subj: Re: Oral Presentation
Date: 12/31/2002 5:42:17 PM Eastern Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)
Please be prepared to present on Monday, Jan 6.
>>> 12/30/02 21:50 PM >>>
My topic is Sputnik
Guess who hasn't done JACK SHIT with that presentation...me. I'm so screwed. Oh well, maybe I should start working on it now, or should I leave it go even LATER. Ah man, the week after that, we're starting the oral presentations in bio and I haven't done anything with that either. I think my procratination might actually get me this time, happy new year! I like how that was totally random, haha.
3:09 PM | Jacquie |