Saturday, 10th of March, 2001
The regional science olympiad competition was today. I participated in the events Using the Web, Physics Lab, Practical Data Gathering, and Road Scholars. I know that we got 2nd place in Physics Lab, cause the sponser of the event gave me a letter regarding the cash prize and the invitation to the banquet in May. I had to leave before the awards ceremony, though, to go to Youth Symphony rehearsal.
After that, Hannah invited me to join her youth group in taking apart a bunch of electronic equipment and throw up some art out of it. There was cool stuff, like a laptop, couple computers, TVs, monitors, a movie projector, all sorts of good stuff. So that was really fun.
Friday, 9th of March, 2001
Woah, Channel 5 came in during the middle of orchestra today to tell Paige that she won the spot to go on Jeopardy in April! That is awesome.
Thursday, 8th of March, 2001
School got out early today, 12:50 due to parent-teacher conferences. They just switched 4th hour and 2nd hour AC Lab and we just didn't have an ac lab today. So I took advantage of that and took Susan to lunch. So that was very fun.
Wednesday, 7th of March, 2001
- You just tried to enter your password on the microwave.
- You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
- You call your son's beeper to let him know it's time to eat. He emails you back from his bedroom, "What's for dinner?"
- Your daughter sells Girl Scout Cookies via her web site.
- You chat several times a day with a stranger from South Africa, but you haven't spoken with your next door neighbor yet this year.
- You check the ingredients on a can of chicken noodle soup to see if it contains Echinacea.
- You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.
- Every commercial on television has a website address at the bottom of the screen.
- Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 years of your life, is cause for panic and turning around to go get it.
- Using real money, instead of credit or debit, to make a purchase would be a hassle and take planning.
- Cleaning up the dining room means getting the fast food bags out of the back seat of your car.
- Your reason for not staying in touch with family is that you do not have their e-mail addresses or they are not on-line.
- You consider second-day air delivery painfully slow.
- Your dining room table is now your flat filing cabinet.
- Your idea of being organized is multiple-colored Post-it notes.
- You hear most of your jokes via e-mail instead of in person.
- You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls.
- You disconnect from the Internet and get this awful feeling, as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one.
- You get up in morning and go online before getting your coffee.
- You wake up at am to go to the bathroom and check your E-mail on your way back to bed.
- You start tilting your head sideways to smile. :)
Tuesday, 6th of March, 2001
We had a Stroll at the annual Traffic Club dinner at the Frontenac Hilton. It went pretty well, I decided to actually pay attention to what I'm doing this time, so it was a good show. Afterwards, we all went to Coco's for a snack dinner. That was lots of fun.
Monday, 5th of March, 2001
Doh. They canceled the Hyundai Elantra wagon. Now I have to find cool cars to add to my list to fill up that gap. Not to mention, the Subaru Impreza is supposed to start at $17495 now for the 2.5TS, I think the cheap L-trim is going away. So let's see, we have the Ford Focus SE Wagon, $16300, but a huge huge wagon. 37.5 cubic feet of trunk space, and the fun 2.0L Zetec that pumps 130bhp and 135 lb-ft torque. With the optional (!!) 5-speed, that should be cool. Things seem to be standard too, such as antitheft and power mirrors. The Saturn SW2 is back on my list, and I'll put the Focus LX and SE sedans on there to round off the $12k-14k zone, where no wagons exist. Apparantly, I also discovered you can get a Kia Rio Sedan with ABS these days for $8895.
Sunday, 4th of March, 2001
I met with a representative from the National Student Financial Aid service, a private college consulting service. Too bad I didn't find out about them till now, when all my college stuff is nearly over. They charge a huge $795 fee but they essentially do all the college stuff for you, especially financial aide, and they give you tons of help on SATs, college application process, and getting more aid. Owell, no way I'm shelling out money for that now when I've already done it all.