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I really stayed in the same school system for all of my schooling (except for Kindergarten), but I still somehow managed to get the new girl experience a couple of times. 

First, I went to a private Montessori school for Kindergarten (and pre-school for that matter) because both my parents worked, and the half day public school was not going to work out so well.  If you don't know, the Montessori method is based on presenting a lot of different information to the child and then allowing them to study and learn about their own interests.  It may not be the method for everyone, but it worked really well for me.  I thought I was going to get to learn multiplication in first grade and was terribly disappointed when I got to the public school and was told that we wouldn't be covering that until second grade.  In protest, I never bothered to learn my times tables.  No really, I still have difficulty with the sixes and higher.  In general I spent most of first grade terribly bored (and had the accompanying bad behavior) because I had already learned all the information.  I also developed a habit of looking at other kids test papers -- not to cheat, but to check their work while the test was still going on. 

Two years before I started school, my neighborhood had been the subject of redistricting at the elementary school level but not at the middle school or high school level.  So, when I moved to the middle school only nine kids from my elementary school went with me.  That's compared to the 40-50 who all went to the other middle school.  During the first week of sixth grade, one of the teacher's favorite games was to have people raise their hand if they went to a certain elementary school.  They would slowly tick down the list, people raising their hands with each suggestion.  Eventually, they would ask "who moved here over the summer?" thinking that was the only option left.  Still I couldn't raise my hand.  Finally, I would get asked: "what school did you go to?" I'd tell them, and usually the teacher wouldn't even be aware that that was one of the schools feeder elementary schools (I think those nine people were actually the most who ever got sent in a single year). 

The switch to high school was slightly better, as the three middle schools only fed into two high schools, so I ended up knowing a lot more people.  Then for university I purposely chose somewhere very far away so that no one else I knew would go there.  I did not want to end up at the high school after high school (as we called Penn State, but would apply equally to most of the other state schools).  I was actually super mad when I found out that one other kid from my school was going to Tulane.  How dare he choose my college!
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I really stayed in the same school system for all of my schooling (except for Kindergarten), but I still somehow managed to get the new girl experience a couple of times. 

First, I went to a private Montessori school for Kindergarten (and pre-school for that matter) because both my parents worked, and the half day public school was not going to work out so well.  If you don't know, the Montessori method is based on presenting a lot of different information to the child and then allowing them to study and learn about their own interests.  It may not be the method for everyone, but it worked really well for me.  I thought I was going to get to learn multiplication in first grade and was terribly disappointed when I got to the public school and was told that we wouldn't be covering that until second grade.  In protest, I never bothered to learn my times tables.  No really, I still have difficulty with the sixes and higher.  In general I spent most of first grade terribly bored (and had the accompanying bad behavior) because I had already learned all the information.  I also developed a habit of looking at other kids test papers -- not to cheat, but to check their work while the test was still going on. 

Two years before I started school, my neighborhood had been the subject of redistricting at the elementary school level but not at the middle school or high school level.  So, when I moved to the middle school only nine kids from my elementary school went with me.  That's compared to the 40-50 who all went to the other middle school.  During the first week of sixth grade, one of the teacher's favorite games was to have people raise their hand if they went to a certain elementary school.  They would slowly tick down the list, people raising their hands with each suggestion.  Eventually, they would ask "who moved here over the summer?" thinking that was the only option left.  Still I couldn't raise my hand.  Finally, I would get asked: "what school did you go to?" I'd tell them, and usually the teacher wouldn't even be aware that that was one of the schools feeder elementary schools (I think those nine people were actually the most who ever got sent in a single year). 

The switch to high school was slightly better, as the three middle schools only fed into two high schools, so I ended up knowing a lot more people.  Then for university I purposely chose somewhere very far away so that no one else I knew would go there.  I did not want to end up at the high school after high school (as we called Penn State, but would apply equally to most of the other state schools).  I was actually super mad when I found out that one other kid from my school was going to Tulane.  How dare he choose my college!
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Well as promised here are two of my papers for expository writing. It took so long because I needed to figure out how to do a cut tage, but I think I can do it now.
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Now that I have finally gotten that out of the way, I can go back to my regular randomness.
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Well as promised here are two of my papers for expository writing. It took so long because I needed to figure out how to do a cut tage, but I think I can do it now.
Read more... )
Read more... )

Now that I have finally gotten that out of the way, I can go back to my regular randomness.
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Gacked from[livejournal.com profile] roguey152
1. First Name: Allison


2. Were you named after anyone? My Dad's Aunt Alice and my Mom's Aunt Kathryn


3. Do you wish on stars? no, that would involve consiously looking at a star which I don't do so very often, except when Lauren drags us out to the middle of random fields to do just that.


4. Which finger is your favorite? The ring finger on my right hand. It has these two freckles which always show me which on is my right hand.

5. When did you last cry? I'm not sure. I was close when I realize I had no idea what to do on most of the third P-Chem test.

6. Do you like your handwriting? I like my cursive writing. My printing I can take or leave

7. What is your favorite lunch meat? Ham if I can have it with the champagne mustard

8. Any bad habits? Lets see. I bite my finger nails and I read copious amounts of fanfiction.

9. What's in your CD player right now? I have given up my CD player for I-tunes, but I am listening to Aida

10. Do you believe in soul mates? not really, no

11. Are you a daredevil? *laughs* I am so boring that my favorite Ice cream flavor is vanilla

12. Have you ever told a secret you swore not to tell? Possibly, but not for a long time.

13. Do looks matter? Mine do, others not so much

14. Have you ever misused a word and it sounded stupid? I stand my my word.

15. Do you think there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? I believe the rainbow is a circle, and anyway that would be a stupid place to keep gold.

16. Do fish have feelings? Of course they do.


17. Are you trendy? Trendy? HA! My wallet is trendy.


18. How do you release anger? I bitch to my roommates, or write passive agressive author's letters at the end of the class.


19. Where is your second home? McAlister Auditorium. Way to many meetings

20. Do you trust others easily? Not at all.


21. What was your favorite toy as a child? My doll Tiffany who cried and who my brother stole and my father made me give it to him and he wrote on her head with read marker and called her baby. I'm still bitter.


22. What class in school did you think was totally useless? Health, Gym, Chorus under Hunsiker, English under Burgese.


23. Do you use sarcasm? In the words of my father, "do bears shit in the woods?"


24. Have you been in a mosh pit? Nope.


25. What do you look for in a man/woman? The ability to make me comfortable enough to actually speak.


26. What are your nicknames? Son, Ally when people don't know me, but assume that every Allison is an Ally, Al, Ally-Kat, not for quite a while but S.A.D.K.S.M.D.


27. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Why would I do that?

28. Do you think you are strong? yes, exept when my father wants me to do a lot of yard work


29. Whats your favorite ice cream flavor? We covered this already. Vanilla


30. Whats your favorite color? Purple, Baby Pink, Black to wear


31. What is your least favorite food? Onions


32. How many wisdom teeth do you have? I had four, but they have left me


33. Are you in love with anyone? not so much no

34. Who do you miss the most right now? I don't know

35. Do you want anyone to fill this out? I don't care.


36. What are you wearing? clothing


37. What are you listening to right now? Barenaked Ladies from my Computer, Malcolm in the Middle from the Living room


38. What is the area code of your home number? 610


39. What was the last thing you ate? Chubby Hubby Ice cream


40. Do you love Jesus? Not in a scary way


41. How is the weather right now? Cold, well cold for New Orleans.


42. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone? Graham, because he wanted to know when he could drop of the the form 110 stuff.

43. Favorite drink? Hanks Black Cherry Soda


44. What car do you want when you get older? I want a Volkswagon, I don't care what kind.

45. Favorite sports to watch? Basketball, and mens lacross

46. Eye color? Hazel.


47. Do you wear contacts? about everyother day. I used to wear they more, but now I really like my glasses


48. Siblings? Yup…one younger sibling.


49. What is your favorite month? December I guess, exept for the whole finals thing


50. Favorite food? Alaskan King Crab legs


51. Last movie you watched? The Station Agent, Saved, and Raising Helen


52. Scary movies or happy endings? I’m a big old happy ending sap


53. Summer or winter? Winter.


54. Who is the most likely to respond? beats me

55. Who is least likely? I don't know that anyone is actual reading often enough to respond, or that I would know if they did


56. What books/mags are you reading? The Godfather, America the Book, and the Glasswright series


57. favorite song? The Alto's Lament or Taylor (the latte boy)


58. Favorite board game? Trivial Pursuit by far.


59. Favorite smells? Vanilla, frying onions


60. favorite movie? The American President or maybe The Sound of Music

Yeah, so I think I used to be funnier at these things but this will have to do. Things to look forward to: My Expository writing papers, which are rather amusing.
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Gacked from[livejournal.com profile] roguey152
1. First Name: Allison


2. Were you named after anyone? My Dad's Aunt Alice and my Mom's Aunt Kathryn


3. Do you wish on stars? no, that would involve consiously looking at a star which I don't do so very often, except when Lauren drags us out to the middle of random fields to do just that.


4. Which finger is your favorite? The ring finger on my right hand. It has these two freckles which always show me which on is my right hand.

5. When did you last cry? I'm not sure. I was close when I realize I had no idea what to do on most of the third P-Chem test.

6. Do you like your handwriting? I like my cursive writing. My printing I can take or leave

7. What is your favorite lunch meat? Ham if I can have it with the champagne mustard

8. Any bad habits? Lets see. I bite my finger nails and I read copious amounts of fanfiction.

9. What's in your CD player right now? I have given up my CD player for I-tunes, but I am listening to Aida

10. Do you believe in soul mates? not really, no

11. Are you a daredevil? *laughs* I am so boring that my favorite Ice cream flavor is vanilla

12. Have you ever told a secret you swore not to tell? Possibly, but not for a long time.

13. Do looks matter? Mine do, others not so much

14. Have you ever misused a word and it sounded stupid? I stand my my word.

15. Do you think there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? I believe the rainbow is a circle, and anyway that would be a stupid place to keep gold.

16. Do fish have feelings? Of course they do.


17. Are you trendy? Trendy? HA! My wallet is trendy.


18. How do you release anger? I bitch to my roommates, or write passive agressive author's letters at the end of the class.


19. Where is your second home? McAlister Auditorium. Way to many meetings

20. Do you trust others easily? Not at all.


21. What was your favorite toy as a child? My doll Tiffany who cried and who my brother stole and my father made me give it to him and he wrote on her head with read marker and called her baby. I'm still bitter.


22. What class in school did you think was totally useless? Health, Gym, Chorus under Hunsiker, English under Burgese.


23. Do you use sarcasm? In the words of my father, "do bears shit in the woods?"


24. Have you been in a mosh pit? Nope.


25. What do you look for in a man/woman? The ability to make me comfortable enough to actually speak.


26. What are your nicknames? Son, Ally when people don't know me, but assume that every Allison is an Ally, Al, Ally-Kat, not for quite a while but S.A.D.K.S.M.D.


27. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Why would I do that?

28. Do you think you are strong? yes, exept when my father wants me to do a lot of yard work


29. Whats your favorite ice cream flavor? We covered this already. Vanilla


30. Whats your favorite color? Purple, Baby Pink, Black to wear


31. What is your least favorite food? Onions


32. How many wisdom teeth do you have? I had four, but they have left me


33. Are you in love with anyone? not so much no

34. Who do you miss the most right now? I don't know

35. Do you want anyone to fill this out? I don't care.


36. What are you wearing? clothing


37. What are you listening to right now? Barenaked Ladies from my Computer, Malcolm in the Middle from the Living room


38. What is the area code of your home number? 610


39. What was the last thing you ate? Chubby Hubby Ice cream


40. Do you love Jesus? Not in a scary way


41. How is the weather right now? Cold, well cold for New Orleans.


42. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone? Graham, because he wanted to know when he could drop of the the form 110 stuff.

43. Favorite drink? Hanks Black Cherry Soda


44. What car do you want when you get older? I want a Volkswagon, I don't care what kind.

45. Favorite sports to watch? Basketball, and mens lacross

46. Eye color? Hazel.


47. Do you wear contacts? about everyother day. I used to wear they more, but now I really like my glasses


48. Siblings? Yup…one younger sibling.


49. What is your favorite month? December I guess, exept for the whole finals thing


50. Favorite food? Alaskan King Crab legs


51. Last movie you watched? The Station Agent, Saved, and Raising Helen


52. Scary movies or happy endings? I’m a big old happy ending sap


53. Summer or winter? Winter.


54. Who is the most likely to respond? beats me

55. Who is least likely? I don't know that anyone is actual reading often enough to respond, or that I would know if they did


56. What books/mags are you reading? The Godfather, America the Book, and the Glasswright series


57. favorite song? The Alto's Lament or Taylor (the latte boy)


58. Favorite board game? Trivial Pursuit by far.


59. Favorite smells? Vanilla, frying onions


60. favorite movie? The American President or maybe The Sound of Music

Yeah, so I think I used to be funnier at these things but this will have to do. Things to look forward to: My Expository writing papers, which are rather amusing.
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Hmm, so I haven't put anything in here for-freaking-ever. I don't really have so very much to say, except to share [livejournal.com profile] glowwormtu's need to say "I am a singing soup-bat and other stories". Oh, and I guess that I can share that I am going to Memphis this weekend. I went last night to stock up on road-tripping goodies. I also wrote a paper on staplers, and would suggest that people visit virtualstapler.com to partake of the virtual stapling, and to read the stapler poetry.
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Hmm, so I haven't put anything in here for-freaking-ever. I don't really have so very much to say, except to share [livejournal.com profile] glowwormtu's need to say "I am a singing soup-bat and other stories". Oh, and I guess that I can share that I am going to Memphis this weekend. I went last night to stock up on road-tripping goodies. I also wrote a paper on staplers, and would suggest that people visit virtualstapler.com to partake of the virtual stapling, and to read the stapler poetry.
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Well classes have been canceled for the rest of the week due to Hurricane Ivan. My roommated and I are evacuating to Houston. Hopefully, it doesn't actually hit New Orleans, 'cause then Tulane will no longer be here, and I will have wasted three years of college.
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Well classes have been canceled for the rest of the week due to Hurricane Ivan. My roommated and I are evacuating to Houston. Hopefully, it doesn't actually hit New Orleans, 'cause then Tulane will no longer be here, and I will have wasted three years of college.
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Well I've gotten through my first two days of class. It's looking like this semester is going to be a lot of work. I tried to pick a lighter schedual, but my fun class teacher got up and said "This class will be a lot of work, don't get mad at me later in the semester when you realize that for your self." Plus my Expository Writing teacher ( a class I don't really want to take, wants to bring a lot of her creative writing background to the class. Grrr. If I wanted creative writing, I would have taken creative writing. You know there is something wrong when your like, " and then there is my easy class - Linear Algebra..."

Activities fair tomorrow and Troy. Yeah, cinema commitee
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Well I've gotten through my first two days of class. It's looking like this semester is going to be a lot of work. I tried to pick a lighter schedual, but my fun class teacher got up and said "This class will be a lot of work, don't get mad at me later in the semester when you realize that for your self." Plus my Expository Writing teacher ( a class I don't really want to take, wants to bring a lot of her creative writing background to the class. Grrr. If I wanted creative writing, I would have taken creative writing. You know there is something wrong when your like, " and then there is my easy class - Linear Algebra..."

Activities fair tomorrow and Troy. Yeah, cinema commitee
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I am fairly bored. I would like all the activities associated with school to start; although, I could probably do with out the actual school. I'm such a dork that I have actually already read parts of three of my text books. Though granted they are the more interesting ones. Egypt, Decaying bodies, and writing. I don't so much like actual writing classes, but I like well written books about the writing process and grammar. I adore Eats, Shoots and Leaves and would like to become a member of the zero tolerance approach to punctuation movement.

I went to church this morning 'cause well it's sunday and that is what one does on a Sunday. All the ministers that I knew her in NOLA seem to have left. How could so much change in one year. Apparently they have also decided to hold our college services on Wednesday evening. ?!?!?!?!? Who has church services on a wednesday evening (And keep in mind I'm talking about a main kind of church service here.) GRRRRRR.
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I am fairly bored. I would like all the activities associated with school to start; although, I could probably do with out the actual school. I'm such a dork that I have actually already read parts of three of my text books. Though granted they are the more interesting ones. Egypt, Decaying bodies, and writing. I don't so much like actual writing classes, but I like well written books about the writing process and grammar. I adore Eats, Shoots and Leaves and would like to become a member of the zero tolerance approach to punctuation movement.

I went to church this morning 'cause well it's sunday and that is what one does on a Sunday. All the ministers that I knew her in NOLA seem to have left. How could so much change in one year. Apparently they have also decided to hold our college services on Wednesday evening. ?!?!?!?!? Who has church services on a wednesday evening (And keep in mind I'm talking about a main kind of church service here.) GRRRRRR.
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For all of you keeping track.

1. Went to see The Princess Diaries Two with [livejournal.com profile] undy_niable. We were at the 12:30 showing with all the little, not even tween yet, girls. Mostly I went so he would have someone to go with, since Anne Hathoway is his movie girlfreind. I still think he should have dressed up in a big old trench coat and gone by himself. I wonder if they would have let him in?

2. Drove to New Orleans avec ma mere. We thought it was going to take us the better part of three days, but we so could have made in two. As it was we got here at 10:00 yesterday morning. We had pretty much no traffic the entier time: the worst parts were probably West Chester and New Orleans. I drove fast, which is a big accomplishment and the car didn't break down, so all is good.

3. Set up new dorm room -- and it is looking mighty fine if I do say so myself. I managed to purchase an S-video cable, instead of the one to plug into the wall, so right now we have a tv with no channels. Shall have to remeady that soon. Played Trivial Pursuit with two of the roomies last night and no one knows who the forth roomie is. We shall so see.

Yup, that is about it. I will now go get some really expensive books inorder to further my educational progress.
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For all of you keeping track.

1. Went to see The Princess Diaries Two with [livejournal.com profile] undy_niable. We were at the 12:30 showing with all the little, not even tween yet, girls. Mostly I went so he would have someone to go with, since Anne Hathoway is his movie girlfreind. I still think he should have dressed up in a big old trench coat and gone by himself. I wonder if they would have let him in?

2. Drove to New Orleans avec ma mere. We thought it was going to take us the better part of three days, but we so could have made in two. As it was we got here at 10:00 yesterday morning. We had pretty much no traffic the entier time: the worst parts were probably West Chester and New Orleans. I drove fast, which is a big accomplishment and the car didn't break down, so all is good.

3. Set up new dorm room -- and it is looking mighty fine if I do say so myself. I managed to purchase an S-video cable, instead of the one to plug into the wall, so right now we have a tv with no channels. Shall have to remeady that soon. Played Trivial Pursuit with two of the roomies last night and no one knows who the forth roomie is. We shall so see.

Yup, that is about it. I will now go get some really expensive books inorder to further my educational progress.

I'm Free

Jun. 18th, 2004 06:43 pm
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Finally done with exams! *does happy dance*
The inorganic chemistry went okay. I think I over compensated studying for organometallics, because I definitely knew that better in the exam while I knew coordination chemistry better before the exam. Never the less, I think I did just fine on both of then - certainly made the 40% passing grade.

Went looking for a Brighton tee-shirt to take home with me. Ended up with a poster advertising a London to Brighton train service that says Southern Belle. I figure it will fit right in when I'm back in New Orleans.

I'm Free

Jun. 18th, 2004 06:43 pm
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Finally done with exams! *does happy dance*
The inorganic chemistry went okay. I think I over compensated studying for organometallics, because I definitely knew that better in the exam while I knew coordination chemistry better before the exam. Never the less, I think I did just fine on both of then - certainly made the 40% passing grade.

Went looking for a Brighton tee-shirt to take home with me. Ended up with a poster advertising a London to Brighton train service that says Southern Belle. I figure it will fit right in when I'm back in New Orleans.
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Tonight was the final chamber choir concert of the year, which we did in a local church. I think they made people pay to get in. I feel bad for that, 'cause we're so not good enough to be charging people money to see us. At least the concert got better as it went along, so hopefully people left with a good feeling. No one even clapped until half way through - after "Rejoice in the Lamb" - but then they started clapping after every song. I'm not sure what suddenly changed. I was surprised at how good our very last number, "Goodnight Sweetheart" (Awww, smell the cheese), was. I certainly didn't think I knew it any better than the others - and possibly worse than some of them - but then we started and it just felt right.

Last final tomorrow. I studied so much last week that for the last two days I been so sick of Inorganic Chemistry that I haven't been able to look at it. I hope I'm not regretting that decision tomorrow. I suppose I'll be alright 'cause I've done the tests for the past three years so many times I have them all memorized. 40% of that material has to be on this years test. Doesn't it?
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Tonight was the final chamber choir concert of the year, which we did in a local church. I think they made people pay to get in. I feel bad for that, 'cause we're so not good enough to be charging people money to see us. At least the concert got better as it went along, so hopefully people left with a good feeling. No one even clapped until half way through - after "Rejoice in the Lamb" - but then they started clapping after every song. I'm not sure what suddenly changed. I was surprised at how good our very last number, "Goodnight Sweetheart" (Awww, smell the cheese), was. I certainly didn't think I knew it any better than the others - and possibly worse than some of them - but then we started and it just felt right.

Last final tomorrow. I studied so much last week that for the last two days I been so sick of Inorganic Chemistry that I haven't been able to look at it. I hope I'm not regretting that decision tomorrow. I suppose I'll be alright 'cause I've done the tests for the past three years so many times I have them all memorized. 40% of that material has to be on this years test. Doesn't it?

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