Hello hello hello! I haven’t posted in… well, it must be weeks! And in that time, I’ve been to Chicago, air shows, Pennsylvania (just a routine visit), and Colorado; I’ve nearly finished my AP English summer work (one insight to go!), and I’m all studied up for my French IV testout tomorrow. I’ve begun my college applications (UMich, MI State, Northwestern, Pitt, Vassar, and University of Colorado – Boulder). I’ve run and biked and strummed a few chords. I’ve planned my fall wardrobe (for which I must learn to sew). I’ve floated down the Au Sable on a lazy Saturday afternoon and dozed in warm, pleasantly stagnant summer air. It’s been a good, good summer.
Alas! Only a few more weeks until I return to the daily, dreary drudgery that is School. True enough, I’ll be a senior, but that’s little compensation for (a) all my friends who’ve graduated, and (b) how much I want to be going to college this year instead of next. Sigh. I remember the summer before my freshman year… I was so determined to Be Someone In High School and Be Very Cool. Ha. Well, I’m certainly someone, and some would call me cool – mostly crazy and fun, though. (I’ve accomplished Being Someone in one sense, I suppose: I’ve come to be known as That Girl Who Always Wears Heels.) And this year, despite the sudden drop of the number of close friends I’ll be able to hang out with, seems as though it’ll be a fairly good one. I’m just so psyched for college, it’s hard to get over…
Anyway. There isn’t really much point to this post other than to say HI! I’M NOT DEAD! and that I’ll probably start posting more once school actually starts, ironically enough. Strange how that works out…
Off to do a couple hours of last-minute French… wish me luck!
A hardy little bush on Royal Arch in Boulder, CO. (A fantastic town, by the way! Reminded me quite strongly of Ann Arbor…)
Pond over Forest Valley in RMNP.
Meadow along the Ute Trail.
Au Sable Sunset