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I feel kind of bad, since I don't have finals. I keep thinking I should be working. So I assigned myself some extra reading. There isn't much on being a strobe light, so I'm trying to find something about transferring energy. I assume that's what I do somehow.

I'm also looking for biographies of famous lawyers and politicians, and I'm seeing if there are any good books about the so-called Monkey Trial and the creationism vs. evolution debate. I should reread Charles Darwin's book too.

Assuming I can figure out where it is. I went looking for Locke today and what did I find? Books by someone named Pratchett. Pratchett is not Locke. This is not cool.

I'm going to email my old teachers back in St. Louis and see if they'll send me coursework over the summer. I really want to take the APs next year.

- Ev

Date: 2003-06-10 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-crowdofone.livejournal.com
Read the Pratchett anyway, it's funny stuff. I keep thinking Congress is probably a lot like the Unseen University faculty.

And if you do nothing but research, especially self-assigned research, you'll explode. I've seen it happen. Bits flying all over the place. Not a pretty sight.

It's pretty cool that you are researching this stuff, mind you. Just don't explode.

I should e-mail Mom about what my grade-level equivalencies are, taking these placement tests has made me all curious about how much I have left until college.

Date: 2003-06-10 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-synch.livejournal.com
Pratchett's writing about invisible universities? I guess that could be interesting.

I will not explode. Besides, this is very interesting stuff. I'll explode if I sit around not doing anything. If I don't learn I'll forget everything. That would not be cool.

It's never too early to think about college. I was going to apply to Harvard as a first choice, but I'm looking at other options. I'm also thinking of waiting until I'm 19 so I can practice the strobe light first.

I have a bunch of study guides for the APs if you want to look at them. I don't have any for the IBs, but I can probably get a hold of them.

Date: 2003-06-10 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-crowdofone.livejournal.com
Pratchett is humor-fantasy. Very funny sometimes thought-provoking stuff. And you can't work all the time, it's unhealthy. I can tell right now I'm going to have to take both you and Kitty in hand regarding the noble art of study breaks. :)

And I'm not in AP territory yet. I worked it out in my head and I'd be starting my junior year in the fall if I'd gone to high school with everybody else--maybe I'm a little ahead, but I'm not that far ahead. I don't even know what I want to study in college. Thanks for the offer, though.

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Date: 2003-06-10 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-synch.livejournal.com
I know what study breaks are. They're a great time to read. I'm sure Kitty understands that.

I'm going to be a junior too. I think we just do APs a little sooner. I like this kind of school much better.

I'll try Pratchett. Maybe I can read his work during this study break thing.

Date: 2003-06-10 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-crowdofone.livejournal.com
That's a start. But there's so much more to the study break, man. There's video games. And naps. And junk food. And going outside to climb trees. And going outside just because it's a beautiful day and it's a shame to spend it inside reading books that aren't going anywhere anyway because they don't have legs, and will therefore still be there when you go back.

Early APs or not, I still kinda want to have some idea what I want to do with my life before I hit college.

Date: 2003-06-10 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-havok.livejournal.com
If your having trouble finding stuff on the monkey trial, try looking up stuff on William Jennings Bryan. He's was the prosecutor against evolution and was put on the stand by the defense as an expert on the bible. Apparently, that event made him totally break down and he died a week later. That should make for interesting reading =) Dude, It's amazing the weird things I randomly remember from high school, since I never really paid attention.

Date: 2003-06-10 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-synch.livejournal.com
The Monkey Trial is really interesting. And I think it's kind of important to study. I don't think Darwin ever imagined mutants when he was studying finches, but it's still good stuff to know. Although mutant finches would have been cool.

I'm sorry I missed the trip to the skate park. Or whatever it was called. I was reading, and then I was helping Mr. Summers with shrubbery.

Date: 2003-06-10 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-havok.livejournal.com
*shurgs* As I said, I randomly remembered something when I read your post. No biggie.

Hey no prob! and yes it's called a skatepark. If you wanna come next time, let me know! Though once Allie and I get permission, we might start building our own here. *can't wait*

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Date: 2003-06-10 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-synch.livejournal.com
A skate park here would be really cool. I can help build it. Or at least I could if I knew which end of a hammer is up.

Date: 2003-06-10 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
Depending on what you're planning to take, I've got some of AP study guides and sample tests if you would like to borrow them.

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Date: 2003-06-10 06:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-synch.livejournal.com
Really? That would be cool. I'll borrow anything you have.

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Date: 2003-06-10 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
I'll dig em out right now. Swing on by in a bit. I'm in my room.

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