Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

The ACT *shudders*

While I know I really should tell you all about Italy... I don't want to. It was awesome, sure, but I was soooo tired the entire time and there were a bunch of bad cat-attacks and arguments with the chaperones and that zombie-like-stage where I'm "awake" but "asleep"? Yeah, despite it all, there was a lot I kind of don't want to blog about for the whole world to have in their memory bank forever, so let's leave it at 'I learned a lot and had tons of fun', k?

Today was Day 3, of standardized testing for the Juniors. If you can't figure this one out on your own, narcolepsy + timed examinations = not a good combination. Tuesday was the worst with the ACT+writing on the schedule. I know my score is gonna suck. I did NOT want to take it again. I mean, this is my SIXTH ACT, the first being in 6th grade. My last one I took in early February and my score dropped a point. That's like a knife through the heart when my goal was a 29! Knowing that the ACT, something that has been so important to me since elementary school, is affected by this... it's seriously the worst feeling in the world.

So there's why I'm not up to sharing my latest happenings. They have me wondering what the hell is left that's normal for me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


So I haven't posted in a while but this is only because I just recently got home from Winter Break in Italy on Sunday! Yeah, it definitely is an amazing way to spend your break from school, especially considering I got to celebrate my 17th birthday in Florence! It feels great to be this old :) nearly an adult yet still naive enough to get away with stuff ;D

Narcolepsy Update: I actually started medication on February 28th and have been trying to make it work ever since. I think I'm less tired, I don't know. My Dr. claims that he thinks Xyrem would help me too. In case you don't know, Xyrem is the legal prescription dosage of GHB, a.k.a. the date rape drug. Needless to say, I do NOT want to go on that stuff! But my mom and my neurologist keep going on and on about the benefits of Xyrem. Excuse me if it doesn't seem worth a full night's sleep to risk G-d knows what that drug does to me. I sure hope things work out in my favor, especially since I can't drive...

That one sure hurts the most. I love my car, my license, my freedom, blaring my stereo as I drive home from the gym or a party late at night in the summer, etc. Now my mom drives my car (although while i was gone she basically broke it for good *sniffles*), I have to rely on my parents and friends to drive me, and I have no idea when I'll be allowed behind the wheel again. This medicine better start working for real awfully soon.

College presentation in speech today... Wish me luck!