Thursday, 22 August 2013

Making a Comeback!

Summer went by like a fly.  Summer went by so fast it was hard to tell which day was which and how many days were left.  But when the real summer stopped and the nightmare of school began it was harder than ever. 

 Last summer I never went in my chair unless I absolutely had to for Dr. visits or for exercise other than that I stayed in my bed and read book or watched TV or movies.  I forgot about school and days and I forgot about what my normal routine is.  But now I am back at school and things are good and bad and things are really bad.  But at school you always have the good the bad and the ugly.  

The good this year coming back is getting to see my brother more because it is his last year in high school.  Ms. Fabian's pregnant which means it is fun watching her cope with pregnancy and it's really fun trying to help her get through pregnancy.  I get to spend more quality time with my sister this year, however it's spent.  I have good teachers this year and some good courses and some I wish to bury for all eternity.  I have good books and good TV so when I am not trying to study I can always do that or do some art with Ms. Mac, hopefully starting next week.  

The bad is that the subjects are getting harder and because of my summer routine, I am tired in most of my classes.  Subjects that I am not liking so far are mainly History and Math.  I am tolerating chemistry and today a friend and I made a little skit about how we might blow up the Chemistry labs simultaneously so that no other student, including us, would have to tolerate Chemistry.  However, the subject is easier for me than others which means its not so bad, it just takes getting used to and adjusting to the style of the teaching and work.  

The ugly this year is that my brother is going off to college next year which means that he is leaving me all alone to fend for myself.  He made a promise that he wouldn't let me be alone and I feel like he is breaking that promise.  Google education is driving me nuts because it is so unaccessible on PC's and when I do my homework at home I use my Mom's computer which means that its hard to do homework at home, making it so much harder at school.  I feel like homework is becoming more of an abomination every time I get an assignment because now homework isn't graded which means that I don't have the opportunity to get feedback from teachers on what I am doing wrong and how to fix it.   

I'm just hoping everything gets easier.  I just wanted an easy year and nothing about it is easy anymore and it's only the second week.  And some people could use that against me but to me if this is what sophomore year is going to be like then it's going to be harder and harder everyday.  I need a break from having a break.  I need time to adjust to what the school year is going to be like, classes, teachers and tools.  Except for one thing, I am so impatient that it would even shock you to know that I am 15.  You would think that I am a newborn with how impatient I am.  

Until I have more news to discuss, 

ta ta

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Summer Watch List - TV Marathons

originally posted on Momontheside 
First things first,  which shows will we revisit this summer?  
With school done for the year and all the best US prime time shows on hiatus, my mom and I have time to revisit some old favorites and the opportunity to give others a second chance. We have 10 weeks and an enormous  DVD /download library to chose from.  The key rule from mom is that not every show can be about vampires, zombies or dead people and my rule is that she can't complain about my choices. It's summer so nothing too challenging or intellectual (so that means no BBC or anything from the UK) just sheer guilty pleasures all the way.

Agreed Must Watch of the Summer:

The Vampire Diaries 
yet again, but this, the most important marathon, has been reserved for the " before I go back to school treat" (so check back in August for this one) We are definitely team Damon, who my mom says even makes having a teenage daughter worthwhile - the season 5 trailer explains it all:

So our Must Watch List:
lost-girl-poster1:  Lost Girl 
Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. (more on IMDB)
There are 3 seasons for me to convert mom to this one, but don't hold your breath.
brothers and sisters2:  Brothers and Sisters
Never has a family been better looking, drank more red wine without ever getting drunk or had more dark and twisty secrets. Love all of the Walkers especially Scotty and Kevin and any series with Rob Lowe in it...
5 seasons for both of us to enjoy
newsroom3:   The Newsroom
A repeat marathon in prep for the second series which must start soon. (July 14th by all accounts) and the quality entry on the list. 
again, and just for my mom, her Aaron Sorkin fix.  (Now that she doesn't drive us to school there are no more daily West Wing moments -  still the best TV show ever - no discussion needed)
bones_tv4:  Bones
Lots of dead people and often really gruesome bodies with lots of creepy crawlies and maggots (I hate maggots almost as much as cockroaches) but the Booth and Brennan banter provides some balance.  Chelsea loves the science and the human side of Bones and is fascinated by the characters. (season 3 is her favorite)
8 seasons, my guess is that we will skip and fast forward through most of them
5: Private Practice
220px-PrivatePractice_S1We love Greys  (still) , and liked Addison and Charlotte almost as much as Christina and Meredith. Private Practice seems a long time gone so we clearly need to revisit Seaside Wellness or whatever they ended up calling it. Charlotte (KaDee Strickland) needs to be back on TV in something - loved her when she was pregnant with the triplets.
5 1/2 seasons with some Greys crossovers including the "neuro cystopsychosis"   in Before and After (2009)
With McVet (O'Donnell) in one of the lead roles I guess we were predisposed to like this and by season 10, and the endless reruns on TV - it's on at least one channel every time you turn on TV here, now even I like the original  NCIS.  Genuinely surprised that this made this list, but they do have Hettie who we love...and they are very good and believable runners unlike other shows we could mention.
4 seasons will be hard going
So that's about 450 hours of TV.  At least 6 hours of viewing a day . We are definitely going to have to skip some episodes and fast forward thru the boring bits.
and we will need a lot of popcorn!
So what about you - what's on your summer watching list?

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

The Vacation Hangover

Everyone experiences a vacation hangover.  
me relaxing in bed at Christmas

If you think I am making this up go on a vacation for four weeks and then come back to school for a full week and  have five day's of work and pain.

For me it is even harder because I have spent the previous four weeks in my bed relaxing, reading, sleeping and not going in my chaaaaaaaaaaiiiiirrrrrrr.

the chair nightmare is even worse
when they make adjustments or changes 
And now I am back in my chair for 10 hours every single day except for weekends.  Weekends are now the only slight chance of a holiday.  But unfortunately they now feel ridiculously stupid instead of happy and fun.

 I will seriously spend my entire weekend in my bedroom.

Hopefully in my bed, hopefully unconscious.

My wheelchair does not exist during a weekend and until it does.

Ta, Ta