Sunday, August 10, 2008

First week of high school

My first day of high school was August 6. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I was mainly just nervous that I was going to get lost and end up somewhere in the senior halls and get thrown in a trash can. Another thing that I didn't like about it was that I had gym my first class. Other than those two little details the rest of the day, and the week, went by pretty smoothly. I have gym, then advanced biology, Spanish 1, and finally accelerated math. the reason that it looks like I don't have many of classes is because our school goes by block scheduling, each class is an hour and a half long. The most boring class I have is math. To be honest, my favorite class is biology. The teacher is really funny, we get to do experiments that help us learn what we have to in the book but in an easier way, and he has an iguana that he brings out at the beginning of every class that he puts on his shoulder and leaves it there the entire class. And to joke around, he sneaks behind one of the really girly-girls and puts her on their head. He has only done that once so far but it was so funny we had to take a break from the actual lesson we were studying to laugh our butts off. Even the girl who had the iguana put on her head was laughing after a little while. But my Spanish teacher is not as funny. I mean, she will joke around and listen to a students story, but she doesn't do it all the time. What I'm trying to say is that she won't joke around or listen to a story if we are covering a lesson. But if we are done with an assignment and we have a few extra minutes she'll joke around by asking some of the students who don't pay attention questions in Spanish just to single out the fact that they were not paying attention. And my math teacher has that kind of slow monotone voice that just forces you to go zone out. But when we don't get something, he would be more than happy to go over it again so that you can get it. That is probably the best thing about his class. Every one will say that they don't get something and he will have to go over it a couple of times which kills our class time so we have to do less in a shorter amount of time. But like I said earlier, high school is not as bad as I thought it would be. Writing this makes me wonder what my sophmore, junior, and senior years will be like.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Gas Prices

I believe that they are absolutely ridiculous. Why are our gas prices going up what seems every couple of weeks? Do the big oil companies get some kick out of getting the money that we are throwing away on high gas prices? What they don't realize is that if they keep raising the prices, people are going to have to find other ways of transportation. Some people just don't have the money to pay $4.oo a gallon every day. And imagine what it would be like when teenagers my age are old enough to drive? We'll probably end up driving hybrids, which are actually very good cars. Speaking of hybrid cars, the big gas companies are going to be losing more money if cars that don't run on gasoline are being mass-produced. The big gas compainies only have two choices, lower the gas prices or keep them where they are and become bankrupt within a couple of years. Either way you look at it, the gas companies are eventually going to be bankrupt if we are running out fossil fuel.