Saturday, October 24, 2009

stealing a word from spider, i dub this post "awardage"...

Yes, I stole your word, spider. Because I find it pretty much amazing. Kinda like you. :)

spider over at Spider spins a web has given me an award! Here it is:

The Rules:

Follow them carefully, peoples! It's important! :)

  1. Copy the Kreativ Blogger picture and post it on your page
  2. Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog
  3. Write seven things about you that we don’t know
  4. Choose seven other bloggers that you would like to give the award to
  5. Link to the bloggers that you choose
  6. Let the winners know that they have the lovely award.
Seven Things About Me That You Don't Know...
  1. Are there 7 things about me that you don't know? I'm kind of an open book. I guess that's the first one. But did you all ready know that?
  2. I get really attached to people, but I am often terrified to contact them to say hello.
  3. You can often find me singing in the car with the windows rolled down and the radio turned up. It's rather embarrassing for my friends, but not my sisters. They join right in.
  4. I get way, way, way bored during movies. Even when it's a movie I love or a movie I chose to watch with the family, I usually end up leaving an hour into it. It's not because of the quality or because I don't like it; I just have other things I'd rather be doing.
  5. Often times I will imagine myself in situations or doing things with people and won't realize that I'm actually talking out loud to myself and those people. Awkward.
  6. I play Farmville. Yes. I confess.
  7. I have only ever been asked on one non-dance date in my life. Usually when I go on a date that isn't to a school dance, I'm the one who has asked the boy out. Really, I'm a fun person. I'm just shy. But! If I like him enough or find him funny/nice/smart/interesting/a good friend, I will eventually ask him on a date. I don't want to wait forever to have fun. And dating is so fun!
That's my seven. You probably all ready knew all of those, though. *reads list again* Oh, boy. I am soooo lazy that I don't want to do the links. Lol. I will anyway. Let's the ama-za-sing:
  1. Coleman at ~Wizard~
  2. Margaret at Finnegan Begin Again
  3. Fringe Girl at the domestic fringe
  5. Jewel at Pink Ink
  6. The Solitary Writer at The Solitary Writer
  7. Tova Darling at Secret Life of Tova Darling
Woot, woot! There ya have it, peoples!


I actually felt really good about the ACT. Last time I had to guess on the final 10-15 questions on the Math and Science portions, and I was really not comprehending what I was reading. I got a 31 on that section, but I still felt like I could and should have done better.

This time I finished ALL of the sections early, and I felt good about most of them, even the math. I did guess on maybe 1/3 of the math, because some of it I've never seen before (i'm mathematically incompetent and want to throw my algebra ii book out the window most days-i refrain and chuck it at the wall instead. seriously, i've done it probably three times this year). I was really surprised about the Science section; for some reason I was understanding things I'd never even heard of before.

The essay question (i took the writing portion this time) was freaking easy-argue whether or not a financial literacy class of some sort should be required for high school graduation. Well, duh it should be required. It's something that we can actually USE, unlike this imaginary number crap. I will never use it. I mean, heck, I'm not planning on an engineering career and very few people in the US are. I'm never going to build a bridge (unless it's a wooden one to cross a stream, aka a piece of plank that's long enough to go across and thick enough to hold someone's weight, which is easy enough with a test subject who can swim) so what's the use of this freaking Trigonometry and Calculus and Algebra? To pay math geniuses salaries, I guess. Stop handing me useless junk and give me the tools I need to build my future. Anyway, tangent over. Sorry. I hate math. Can you tell? :)

So back to the point. For some reason, I really did understand the questions and the reading. I was able to easily understand the material and answer questions, and it took me half the time. I think it was because I asked my Heavenly Father for help last night. Call me crazy or call me a Mormon, it really helped me. Some of the things I was promised really struck a chord in my heart and mind. It was like I knew I was going to do well because I was told specifically that I would have special help "because of your faith". You don't have to believe it. You can call it mumbo jumbo if you want to, but I know it's true. I'm so glad that I do.

My friend Arielle and I studied for our Communications final on Tuesday today at her house. We both had fried brains-hers because of her English research paper and mine because of the test. At least it was fun. I'm glad I've had a chance to get to know her. I only knew that she drove me crazy in Environmental Science last year because she was always talking and goofing off. She's actually a really cool person; she's changed a lot during the summer. Arielle told me that last year she thought I was too shy and too smart. She said I've changed over the summer. Oh, I know it. I think we could be really good friends. That makes me happy; I need some close friends who I actually have classes with. Thank goodness for these new choir classes. Answer to prayer, for reals.

I think I'm going to go sleep now. Maybe. I don't know. I always say that and then it never happens. Oh! Movie recommendation: "Confessions of a Shopaholic". Oh, gosh, FUNNY!!! It's totally illogical, but hey, it's a movie so they can get away with it. Try it out. It is so great.



Jewel/Pink Ink said...

Well, thanks Georgie. I have some overdue meme's I will fell them all in one swoop :-).

I am now curious to see "Confessions" coz I am a shopaholic, too. And this is so true for me, too: *I think I'm going to go sleep now. Maybe. I don't know. I always say that and then it never happens.*

Good luck with the ACT. I'm sure you did great!

Coleman said...

Thank-you soooooooooooooooooooooooo
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I have always wanted to win a blogger award, so thank-you sooo very much.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for the award. I'm honored!

I HATE math too!!! You are not alone. In college I needed to take one math elective and I waited for summer to take the easiest math class I could fine at my local community college. If I needed another math class, I'd have been in big trouble.


spider said...

You just made my day with those first three sentences. Thank you. :)

Farmville rocks. Just saying.

And congratulations on doing well on the ACT!

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Jewel: It's a great movie, really. Cheesy, but hey. It's awesome like that.

Coleman: No problem, kiddo. You deserve it. :)

FringeGirl: You're welcome! Math blows. Lol.

Spider: Anytime. :)

The Solitary Writer said...

thanks a lot girl

fr that lovely award

Margaret said...

THanks so much for the award. I feel truly honored. I loved reading those things about you, and I liked reading about the ACT. I'm glad I don't have to worry about that anymore.

Margaret said...

THanks so much for the award. I feel truly honored. I loved reading those things about you, and I liked reading about the ACT. I'm glad I don't have to worry about that anymore.

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Solitary: Yep!

Margaret: You're welcome! And, hopefully I won't have to worry about that sort of thing anymore either. *crosses fingers* :)