“We’re freaks, that’s all. Those two bastards got us nice and early and made us into freaks with freakish standards, that’s all. We’re the tattooed lady, and we’re never going to have a minute’s peace, the rest of our lives, until everybody else is tattooed, too." - J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey”—
Today I went into the city to take my French placement test for NYU. Basically they just give you a French SAT II and depending on how well you score, they place you into a class. I am so glad I did not take the French SAT II for college; It is so difficult. First off, I didn’t finish the test, I still had maybe five questions to do, not counting the ones I skipped and the ones I rushed on. Secondly, there was a lot of vocabulary on the test that I did not recognize.
The good thing though, about the test being an SAT II, is that it was all scantron. At 3 p.m., I called NYU and they gave me my placement. I was really happy because I placed higher than I expected to. I got to choose between Intermediate French I and Intermediate Intensive French (This is Intermediate French 1&2 in one semester). In the end, I ended up signing up for Intensive Intermediate French because I don’t have room in my second semester schedule for a French class. I’m hoping to go abroad to Paris second semester sophomore year. By taking Intensive French, I will be able to take an equivalent of a French class a semester, which should put me in a good place when I finally go to France. The downside to this is that the class meets Monday through Friday. At least the professor I have is supposed to be amazing. Well, according to ratemyprofessors.com she is… Anyways, I have always wanted to be fluent- or close to it- in French and this is definitely the best possible way for me to do so. And to be honest, I’m just glad to have my classes picked out and registered for. I hope it all works out!
This is such a sick ring! I personally love, love, love double finger rings. I have been on the hunt for one for over a year and I’m pretty sure I found a good one for cheap at Urban that is very simple. This one is expensive and a little more intricate for my taste, but it is badass as hell, and really exemplifies the style of Brooklyn urbanites.
I am no longer in high school. Graduation was yesterday and completely surreal.
It was a really nice day. My brother and grandpa came up, which really made it perfect. I loved getting brunch with them and my mom at Lexington Square Cafe. It was such a cute family moment. I love our pre-ordering ritual of figuring out what to get. Yesterday, the major debate was breakfast or lunch. In the end, Mom and Grandpa got breakfast (french toast and eggs florentine), while Josh and I both got the lobster and avocado wrap (reppin’ for the lunch side). It was really crowded and took a long time, but I loved spending time with my family.
Yesterday was so hot! It was over 90 degrees. The fabric of my graduation dress did not breath at all, and then to add the “gospel-esque” gown on top was killer. At least it wasn’t raining though, that would have proved to be difficult. Besides for the sweltering heat though, it was a really nice ceremony. The speeches all fit into the ceremony perfectly. Their were moments where I was laughing, forgetting that I was sitting in a huge blue gown with a graduation cap on, and others where I just looked at the “Horace Greeley Class of 2010” banner, holding back tears. I was shocked at how choked up I got. By the time everyone threw their hats off I was in tears.
The weirdest part is that now all the graduated seniors are in this weird limbo. We graduated high school, but have yet to start college. I guess its a good time to get excited for college and wind down from a great senior year.
Just finished my math final a little while ago! It wasn’t too bad. Luckily it doesn’t really count for anything. It doesn’t feel like I’m done. Saw the graduation tent at school and it was mad weird. I guess I’ll be seeing it again soon, considering that I have graduation rehearsal at 5. MEEP