Hmm what more could I say about ecg...
Perhaps this would be a little easier if I actually went there. Well I'm sure I can think of something...
Okay well maybe I'll retell my 5 favorite ecg memories.... Yeah that sounds fun. AND- they won't be specifically a single event, perhaps they will be something I did every day but i really liked it. Here goes...
7- The AP Tests
Call me crazy but I actually had a lot of fun during the AP tests. It was during the first test, AP World I believe, that Victor gave me the rock on the red string that I still have today... in fact I'm wearing it right now along with the Forsooth Fish. Victor gave it to me before the test started (at the time just letting me borrow it) so it would give me good luck on the test. Well maybe it didnt work that
well but I thought it was nice of him. Today I am taking the PSAT again in a few minutes and maybe this time it will give me more luck.
After the world test I gave it back to victor like he wanted and he gave it back to me for the APUSH one. Then, I believe, he never again got it back. I wore it for all the tests and most of everyday for the rest of the school year.
Another great memory during the test was about everything that happened in the APES test after I finished. Vince finished at about the same time I did so we decided to play a bunch of games of "Rock, Paper, Scissor(sp?)" to pass the time. The crazy thing was.... he was on the entire other side of the room. But we still played across all these people with their heads down taking the test. That was soo much fun. and when we weren't doing that me and kenny (who was sitting beside me so he would not be distracted by choy) were throwing paper
at victor and tim and the like. And we were making paper airplanes and all kinds of stuff.
Also memorable from these tests was how josh tore out a whole piece of the APELA test. I would tell you which Josh did it but... really, theres only one crazy enough so you can figure it out.
6- The day I presented my APES paper that was due near the end of the year in tenth grade.
This monster of a research paper had escaped itself from being written (for me anyway) for a very long time. The due date came and passed and I eventually decided that I needed to go ahead and turn it in since I was failing the class. Soooo, the night before we were presenting them (a few weeks after it was actually due) I wrote an amazing example of bullshit. I didn't research at all... I just made it all up. It was on Sedna (a newly discovered planet) which actually does exist but beyond that it was my own creations. And when I was getting tired of writing I inserted two pages of victors research paper (which he sent to me for format information) into the middle of mine. His was on energy or something but I didn't think Dr. Scott would notice. Then I decided that if I said all this false information during class someone may call me out on it. So that night I created a web site that actually had all of my false information on it. hehe
The day of the presentation came and I got myself ready. When it was time for me to present I asked her if I could see my paper. She looked for about 5 minutes when she said she didnt have it. I said "want me to give you another copy?" she agrees. Clever, no? kekeke
The presentation went smoothly with all my pictures on the board just like first semester. I told people about how Sedna lessened the gravitational pull of earth and thats what made the grass stand up. I also said it helped with back pain. Yeah, that was really fun. ;-)
5- The last day of school
This was a ton of fun. The only negative is that Peter was there. urghh... o well it was still awesome! We spent almost the entirety of the day in the basement of frank at the end of the hall just hanging out. The people that were there most often were me vic, lim, jennie, david, and peter. Probably some others too, i dunno. But it was crazy fun. There was warhammer (even though i dont play its kinda of interesting to watch and see how mad victor gets when i step on his units. kekeke), there was magic (I seem to remember playing against lim a bunch of times but im sure i played with vic and david too.) there was that awesome game that me and lim made up were you kick the ball back and forth across the hall and not let it get past you but you are sitting down. Kinda like soccer but with only goalies... at least i think thats how we played... well now im not so sure. o well... the point is that it was really fun. Also on this day me and vic and david played some frisbee outside. and at the end of the day me and vic stayed outside of frank talking to ms. B for about half an hour. that was funny.
Then we went to go play basketball with some people and after that which only lasted a little while me and vic hung out till about 7 sitting outside the gym talking and stuff. Then after he left I wandered around the campus knowing that this would be the last day I would be a student there. It made me very sad, I was seeing the locations of every thing happy that ever happened while I was there. Allow me to quote myself from an entry after that day...
"I ended up walking everywhere anything interesting had ever happened at that school for me. I walked across the empty frisbee field, the path to founders where me and vince saw a squirel with pizza, and of course the columns outside of Frank where we all gather every day. I also passed the vacant "off the Wall" machince, the patio thing outside founders, guy's empty classroom. It was all very emotional and symbolic. Finally at about eight o' clock I started walking home. "
Yeah, it was all pretty crazy.
4- The Halloween dance of tenth grade.
I don't know why but I had so much fun at this dance. It was one of the best times I ever had. I felt like a belonged to something and that it was truly my place to be. (keep in mind this was early in the year before I started failing.) Almost everyone who was anyone was there. DDR was going in the other room and it was just so fun going from one room to the other seeing everybody. I remember the so dubbed "Single's Couch" that me and tris would primarily sit on. With other people coming by like brian and victor. Vince tried to sit down but we shooed him away for not abiding by the rules of the couch. Also right before the dance I remember standing outside on the patio thing with lim and luke. I believe lim was waiting for jennie and me and luke just followed. It was really funny and all these crazy jokes went around. I later got praise from lim (via lj) for my comic appeal there. I remember once I started lj and saw that in his memories section. It said i was "top-notch"... so then I brought this to lims attention the day of one of the ap tests during a bathroom break (how do i remember this stuff) and he said "you are top notch." ^_^
I love having friends.
3- The day I spent ISS with Josh Spinks
I thought that ISS would kinda suck even with Josh there but I was very much mistaken. We had a great time. The coolest thing we did was take down the sign on the bathroom door that says "The Early College at Guilford - Faculty Bathroom - No Students Allowed". Then we used the computer that was in the room to print off a sign that said "The Josh and Philip at Guilford - Josh and Philip's Bathroom - No Faculty or Other Students Allowed" and used the tape from the old sign to put it on the bathroom door. We also made our own versions of the signs on the conference room door and the one in the stand out in the hallway. That was awesome.
Eventually when we were starting to wish we could go outside to enjoy the wonderfully sunny day. Sooo... we opened the window and climbed out on the ledge right above the front door of the house. We sat there for about half an hour pretending to work on environmental science vocab. But then lunch rolled around and Tony came to the room to get us. When he saw an empty room and a window ajar he got the basic idea of what happened. He came to the window and told us to "get the hell back inside"... ahh memories.
Then we went downstairs and pulled our monies together to order a pizza. While we were waiting for it to come we watched college basketball with the p.e. teacher. The pizza did eventually come and we ate it while watching tv. Then ms. B came in the room to see us eating pizza and watching tv and screamed at us saying that this was supposed to be a punishment. haha... yeah so then we went back upstairs for the last hour of the "punishment". Ms. B had a class in the next room over for some reason and we spent the final period of the day annoying her with our antics. After we left I joined up with everyone else played frisbee, then basketball. This was a great day.
2- Staying after school with victor.
Many times after basketball when everyone else went home me and victor (not having rides home since we walked/biked) would stay for quite a while longer. Most of the time we would sit right outside the gym on the benches and just talk to each other. Other things we did were play magic and throw the frisbee. It was soo much fun. We would talk about all kinds of things about our friends and all the latest gossip we knew. Throwing the frisbee around was also really fun. We played a game where if you through it to the other person and they didnt have to move their feet to catch it then you got a point. I beat victor 50-43 on the last day of school. At least I think that was the score. ahh well... it was soo cool.
1- Any sport that we would participate in throughout the year.
Hacky Sack- A great morning sport for any who cared to play. Generally the game would start with only Vince, Kenny, Tim, and I. Then it would usually end with the four of us as well. Between these two times many other people would come and leave. Many times Peter would play and stomp on the frisbee and wave his arms like a duck. It was pretty nasty but we looked past that to enjoy playing almost everyday. Every single time me and kenny would bitch up the walls with marks from our shoes and would compete for the highest and longest marks. They were all accidents though 0:-) The most exciting thing that ever happened though had to be the time kenny was going in for one of his famous "none are my feet are touching the ground but somehow i am still in the air" kicks. He shot his leg out in front of him but like always his shoes were not tied very tightly. His shoe flew off and went into the cieling. It completely destroyed a tile which fell to the ground. Wow... how cool was that...
Basketball- The best after school activity that we had in tenth grade... sportswise. The whole second half of the year people would stay every single day to play basketball in the gym. Regulars included me, vic, ronnie, kevin, andrew, joe, seth, kenny, luke, and sometimes vince. Every once in a while the freshman would stay too and we would play sophomore v. freshman which was quite entertaining. Logan and Richard were awesome and easily the best at it in their grade. Hmm, lets go to some additional memorable events. Kenny was behind the backboard one time and in a fit of rage kicked the ball into the air. It just so happened that it landed perfectly in the basket, that was cool. One thing that I really liked about the whole basketball experience was how me and victor both basicly sucked at the beginning and throughout the year we improved at more or less the same speed. So at any given time we were about the same skill level... but we were always improving.
Frisbee- Ahh what can you say about ultimate. It was the most popular sport at ecg by far. Played every single morning and during every single lunch it made for a vital part of the early college atmosphere. Would you could not escape if you didn't like it and one you couldn't get enough of if you did like it. Games would start with simple tossing between friends and would evolve into fierce Ultimate battles between enemies. For me it was something to look foward to when coming to school. And it was something to get me through english 10 because I knew that I would soon be playing frisbee. Toward the end of the year people were ordering pizza everyday so for me the lunch period almost always consisted of this... I would find someone who was buying pizza, buy a couple pieces from them then buy a drink from one of the machines. Then I would go out to the tree and sit there watching the rest play and talking to people like Kaitlin and Choy while I finished my pizza. Once done I would try to time my arrival when someone on my team had the disc and our endzone was open so i could simply walk out into the field, unguarded, and catch a point. Yummy. After school ended, we refused to give up the sport that had given us so much entertainment. Countless games were organized throughout the summer (mainly by me and vic) including the epic "night game". This was played with the light-up disc brian bought me for my going away party (which i had about three months before my going away). Every at the party signed the disc including vic, vince, lim, tim, kenny, and brian. (i hope i didnt forget someone.) Well yeah, i hope this gets the point across that frisbee was a very influential sport at our school and one of my fondest memories there.
Wow okay... you know what... all of these memories are from tenth grade. So heres what I'm going to do... I will have an additional post that has my top 7 memories from 9th grade. I know this probably won't be too interesting for most people but i enjoy writing about the best times of my life and maybe it will bring back happy memories for other people as well.
so there it is