Sunday, February 21, 2010

Procrastination Attacks Planet Brain

Yes, I admit I've been procrastinating. A lot. A lot, lot, lot, lot... you get he idea. I haven't written a sufficient blog post in quite a while. Why? Not quite sure. It may have something to do with my mood. Currently I'm a bit mellow, getting over the fact that I had a bad morning between younger brothers, un-understanding parents, and having a fever. Tylenol doesn't help even the slightest of aches, but it's all I'm not allergic to. So I've been lazing around watching a combination of mindless cartoons, commercials for products I don't care about, and the Olympics. And of course the occasional four hour splurge on Animal Crossing. Addicted you say? I say nay. I need to join Animal Crossers Anonymous.

"Hello, My name is Siobhan, and I'm addicted to Animal Crossing."
"Hi, Siobhan."

Yeah, and so my life goes.

I don't know why I've been acting so down lately. Maybe I'm just feeling overwhelmed with everything I've got going on. I feel like I have no time to do the things that I think are important, and things that I want to do. Like poetry. You see, I post one every few days. That doesn't make me happy. I really want to be able to do a 1000 word free-write every day, write in my journal every day, write a poem every day, take an outside picture, and a picture of me every day, and write on here every day, as well as do some additional writing on one of the stories I'm writing or Asakurii The Destroyer. It would really be lovely. But, I can't. I have to do homework, clean my room, do laundry, wrap a present for my cousin's baby shower, end up sick with a fever so I can't even go to this baby shower, deal with all of the drama going on at school, try to stay healthy so the director of the school play doesn't snipe me for being absent, and pass my Chemistry test tomorrow. That's a lot to deal with. Did I mention that French is my least favorite subject? I didn't? It is.

Mom and I did figure out our schedule for next year. Hopefully I'll be able to take all of the classes I want: American Studies (Combination History/English class) ; Acting ; Speech Arts ; Madrigals ; H.A.M. (Honors Advanced Math, combination of Trig and Pre-Calc) ; Some science class without a lab ; BCT ; And a Criminal Justice class. Nothing big, I think it's a pretty packed schedule. And, to be honest, I'm pretty sure that I can handle it. I feel like I'm really starting to get a work ethic, and I want to live it to the fullest, even if procrastination still has a happy place in my brain. I'm not happy with it though...

Yesterday was Science Horizons. It was... boring? Is that a strong enough word choice? I got to sit around, listening and talking to other science nerds blather on about their radioactively decaying facebook pages and how they plan to stop global warming by injecting estrogen into cilantro leaves. Boring is a good word after all. I didn't make it into finals, happily. My project was crap.

"I tested the effects of phosphate infused water on Poa pratensis. See, I went around to local lakes, and tested the amount of phosphate in the water, finding it to be the highest level. See, when you plant your garden with a fertilizer, the water that runs off into these lakes is called eutrophicated water, and holds too much phosphate, which is beneficial for the plants underwater. I decided to test this theory on the plants that we use every day, Poa pratensis, or Kentucky Blue grass for example. I had twenty five plants, and each were watered with a different concentration of phosphate infused water, the lowest of which having none of this water, and acting as my control group. I watered them every day for four weeks, taking measurements every week. I hypothesized in the beginning that the plants grown with 100% phosphate infused water would grow the fastest and the fullest, but at the end of my experiment, I found that I was completely wrong, and, in fact, the control group did the best. Why did this happen? Well, I think that because there was so much phosphate, it actually stunted the grown of the plants, because the plants in the middle groups did about the same. Why did I choose this project? Well, usually I tend to lean toward projects that have to do with crime scene investigation and fire and things like that, so I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and try and do a project that I didn't know much about going in."

I must have said that like nine times yesterday. It was irritating. Thank God I didn't make it into finals, I probably would have killed myself with one of my friends turbine blades.

I'm procrastinating on my homework... Gah. I don't want to write a paper on my project. Can't this whole Science Horizons thing be over and done with? Apparently not. Sad face. Maybe I'll reward myself with some Animal Crossing after I finish my Algebra and Chemistry homework. If there's any time left... Gah. Well, I should get started. I don't want to disappoint on my Chem test tomorrow. Ugh. Just thinking about it makes every cell in my body sad. I don't like that class. No, it's not the class. I have no problem with Chemistry as a class. I have a problem with my teacher. Whatever...

You are receiving a distress call from Planet Brain. This planet is being attacked by a procrastinatory race. Will you help the planet?

P.S. That gives me an idea for a poem. Maybe I'll write that as my reward. Wish me luck.