A Week With Me: January Journal

Ivy Liu

1/16/18 - 1/23/18
I have journaled my past week in my own words and thoughts. This project was enjoyable; I really enjoyed reflecting.

Tuesday, January 16
8:15 - Wake up
8:22 - Dress
8:35 - Breakfast
Eggs (scrambled), potatoes (tiny and squared), one (1) glass of water

Schedule
9:00 AM-9:55 AM - Advanced American Studies II
10:00 AM - 11:55 AM - AP Chemistry Lab
    • 12:45 PM - Assembly

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, our classes are abbreviated, cutting out non-science classes and instead giving the extra hour of class time to allow for weekly lab experiments.
11:15 AM - Finished with chem lab.
11:38 AM - Lunch
Crunchy black bean burger, fries, one (1) glass of water
11:51 AM - Received an academic progress report for my Spanish IV class! 
12:25 PM - Discussed getting scuzzy white sidewalk couch.
12:54 - Element bingo. Pd, Li, Rn, Ru, Ca, He, Gd, Cl, Yb, Sr
1:02 - My friend Max shows me the music video for “Big Enough.”
1:26 - I’m done with classes. Time for homework.
Analysis of “La Noche Boca Arriba”
Tessellations for Visual Mathematics
2:12 - Finished highlighting quotes and I’m bored. My tea is acidic but nice.
3:12-3:42 - Vine compilations
3:15 - Classes are cancelled tomorrow because it’s cold.
4:46 - Commence plant wetting.
5:10 - ...What is productive?
5:30 - Dinner
Black bean burger, fries, glass of water
6:00: Choir. Someone left their bowl of spaghetti. We’re watching Oklahoma.
7:26 - Jesus, Oklahoma is long.
10:00 - In dorm.
12:37 AM - Spanish is creeping up on me.
12:58 AM - I’m halfway done. Goodnight!

Wednesday, January 17
9:22 AM - No. Goodnight!
10:41 AM - Okay, I’m awake.
10:44 AM - Phone call with mom. It snowed back home.
1:33 PM - Time to do work for vismath!
5:38 PM - Dinner
1 serving of vegetarian pot pie, 1 roll, one (1) glass of water
6:38 PM - Back to work.
7:29 PM - I love Bjork.
7:32 PM - My chicken tessellation is done and I love it.
8:18 PM - Oof, fatigue.
1:00 AM - No class tomorrow! Goodnight.

Thursday, January 18
10:41 AM - I’m up. Time for breakfast. My friends have a play at 2!
12:57 PM - Plant watering.
1:02 PM - Tea! Chamomile tastes slightly boozy.
3:42 PM - The play is so good. I’m in love.
3:56 PM - Wikipedia, what does a chicken look like?
4:03 PM - They can peck at eyes? And take earrings?
12:07 AM - I’m finished with vismath (thank God). Time for chem lab report.
12:51 AM - Can I go back and kill Arrhenius so he doesn’t invent his equation?
1:13 AM - I’m done. Goodnight!

Friday, January 19
 Classes are in effect!
7:25 AM - Not the best sleep I’ve had, honestly.
7:28 AM - Spanish is cancelled!

Schedule
8:00 AM - Spanish IV Part II (cancelled)
9:00 AM - Adv. American Studies II
10:00 AMd - Gentle Yoga
11:00 AM - AP Chemistry
12:45 PM - Vismath
1:45 PM - Creative Writing
4:00 PM - Buying fruit and things at Winn Dixie.
7:52 PM - Don’t shake sparkling cider.
11:25 PM - Bri is the love of my life and brought me a smoothie.
1:43 AM - Goodnight!

Saturday, January 20
11:52 AM - Good morning! I had a dream that my dad was mauled by a mountain lion because he left the door open.
1:58 PM - I’m on the way to gay group (we’re doing gay improv).
4:36 PM - Cloud-watching and loving my friends.
6:00 PM - Mall expedition!
6:17 PM - No teenagers after dark... it’s real, sad consumerist hours.
7:00 PM - We’ll just go somewhere that wants us there tomorrow!
12:32 AM - Goodnight!

Sunday, January 21
10:37 AM - Good morning! I didn’t do much today, aside from waiting for the run!
6:30 PM - We’re going to a plaza mall adventure thing and it will be transcendent.
7:25 PM - Steak and Shake shakes with friends that own my heart.
8:00 PM - Sophie Sebastiani wants to interview me? Gasp! I have a photoshoot tomorrow? Double gasp!
11:56 PM - Goodnight!

Monday, January 22
7:10 AM - Spanish is cancelled again. Interesting. Today, we have an assembly for the inventor of the Super Soaker.

Schedule
8:00 AM - Spanish IV Part II (cancelled)
9:00 AM - Adv. American Studies II
10:00 AM - Gentle Yoga
11:00 AM - AP Chemistry
12:45 PM - Vismath (cancelled)
1:45 PM - Creative Writing
1:50 PM - The guy seemed kind of bourgeois, but he was nice.
4:00 PM - PHOTOSHOOT!
4:15 PM - I want to be an art boy so badly.
6:15 PM - My heart belongs to my friends and their talents. I’m so happy for them!
12:38 AM - Goodnight!

Tuesday, January 23
8:15 AM - Good morning!

Schedule
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM - Advanced American Studies II
10:00 AM - 11:55 AM - AP Chemistry Lab
12:45 PM - Assembly
9:00 AM - A history exam! Let the record show that I don’t know who preceded Hoover.
10:00 AM - No lab? So, a two-hour lecture? Crisp and fun.
11:08 AM - Thank you, Dr. Chemistry Teacher. You are immensely respectable.
12:58 PM - Sure you, the school, will provide us with a free ACT test, but what if I want to pay for the next one just weeks later? This trip designed to de-stress and help research colleges is awful!
6:00 PM - Choir! Singing! Voice! Scales! Oklahoma! Where the waving wheat can sure smell sweet when the rain comes right behind the rain!
11:52 PM - Goodnight all, and to all, a good night.


By Michael Jones

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