hullo all and welcome back to my first normal post in a looooooong time. whoopsies. it’s been a very very full week but it’s also been an awesome first real week of school so i thought i’d update you all! on with the post!
monday so monday was my first legit day of school (in my eyes) because last week us upperclassmen only had three days of school and then the other two and a half we were up at a camp type place on our junior / senior retreat. i can’t really properly remember everything that happened monday because it seems to me that it’s been more like a month since monday than a week. the big thing i did on monday though was switch my sixth period class from health to theatre so i could be in the production this semester. our director likes to make it so the first semester production is a class-only cast and the second semester production is an audition based cast. because i want to be in both semester’s worth of productions (*cough* theatre nerd *cough*) i had to take the class. so i had to drop health but whatever, it’s not that important i’ll just take it next year instead. that’s really all that went down monday other than regular school stuff. here’s my schedule also for you guys so that when i reference classes what i’m talking about makes sense:
period 1: world history
period 2: ap literature & composition
period 3: algebra 2
period 4: french 2
period 5: hebrews
period 6: theatre (yas to the tenth power)
period 7: anatomy & physiology
tuesday to be completely honest i don’t really remember what happened tuesday either. all i really remember is i had a crap ton of homework that night. also, we did read throughs of the script for the play we decided on, which is called peter / wendy and is essentially a dark and trippy version of peter pan. it’s super short (39 pages) and next week we have auditions and casting all week and start rehearsal the week after. i’m stage managing yet again and praying for the role of tiger lily, but i’ll really take whatever role our director gives me. we have an annoying freshman who can’t act to save her life, two girls in my class who are just generally annoying and also awful actors, and one new sophomore who might actually be okay, especially in comparison with the other three girls, in addition to our normal cast (or what’s left of it). myself, marge, madeline, tanner, and devon will be the ones getting the main roles, along with probably the sophomore, and the other three will hopefully end up with extra type roles. crossing my fingers!
wednesday so wednesday was actually a rather eventful day as it goes. at my school we do block days, which is essentially just where we have 4 classes two days out of the week (wednesdays are all odd periods and thursdays are all even periods) and they’re each an hour and a half. also a little bit of context here but y’all know kyla, my best friend. if you’re new to my blog you can read this and also this for some background and such. so basically kyla has this thing called a vasovagal syndrome where when she sees something that her brain doesn’t like, she faints. in her case, it’s blood and anything generally medical. sometimes just the sight of hospitals triggers it, and so far she’s fainted 12 times in her life, 6 or so of those times having been when i knew her. also, she’s gotten very very close to fainting at least once or twice a year, most of those having been around myself. so i’ve really gotten used to her issues and always know the system and exactly what to do in those situations. so anyways, school was normal, i didn’t have theatre that day which sucked and i didn’t really like any of my other classes so it was meh, and then we got to our hour and a half of anatomy. so kyla really shouldn’t be taking anatomy because issues, but she is because she didn’t want to take physics (the other option at the time). all was fine and dandy, we were taking notes on the different types of tissues, and then kyla turns to look at me and says “abi, do i look pale?” (that’s how we know she needs to leave the room and collect herself) which she very much did and i let her know that. so she left the room, and our teacher, mrs. r, knows about her issues and was really accommodating to kyla because she really didn’t want her fainting in class. she also knows that i’m basically her personal nurse and know everything to do in those situations and just let us do what we needed to do and didn’t try and take over which was really nice since there wasn’t anything she could’ve done. there wasn’t anything i could do until she either fainted or didn’t, so i took the last two notes in the packet and then excused myself to go check on her. i don’t know if any of you have ever had the experience of walking into a bathroom and finding your best friend passed out on the floor, white as a ghost and barely breathing, but if you haven’t i hope to god you never do. it’s a truly terrifying and panicky experience and i honestly don’t know how in the world i didn’t pass out myself. i woke her up, and thank the good lord above she woke up right away otherwise i would’ve had a panic attack, and tried to help her get up and get to the trash can since she always pukes after she wakes up. once she was stable against the wall and feeling slightly better, i ran down the hall and got the nurse, then we made our way back to the bathroom and had kyla go back down to the nurse’s office to lay down for a bit before i went back to class. when i got back, people in the class were kind of freaking out so mrs. r explained her issues and that this happens sometimes but not to worry because i know what to do and she’s perfectly fine. long story short, kyla’s switching out of the class to take online zoology seventh period instead. which is probably what she should’ve done in the first place but we didn’t actually know that was an option until now.
thursday so thursday was also minorly uneventful, although something pretty exciting happened in theatre! our director was contacted by a casting director filming a blue cross of idaho commercial in our school gym and they asked our theatre class to be a part of the casting going on that day at our school. so yeah, i got to audition for a legit role in a commercial on thursday, no big deal. i’m not really interested in being an actor, i’m more of the behind the scenes / writer type person, but it was really fun and they asked us to be extras and come watch the process when they filmed next week! other than that, all that really happened thursday was school, school, more school, and oh yeah i almost got into a car crash. i blame my sister, but as i was trying to change lanes she threw her water bottle at me and the guy in the lane next to me cut me off (and was in my blind spot) so i swerved very close to him and almost crashed but he honked and it was fine, i’m just still kind of rattled from the experience. i’ve almost rear ended people before, but never that close to crashing or anything.
friday may very well be the day to go down in history as the best day of abi’s life. so i had this pretty ordinary day school-wise, except it was picture day for our id’s and such so i got that done and i don’t look awful for once which is nice. but then… i got to theatre sixth period and two of my favorite people ever, caitlin and brandon (for more context read this post about my theatre experience) surprised us by visiting the class. they both graduated last year, along with nathan, jess, and christian, and they’re all like big siblings you really miss when they go off to college. nathan especially, if you read the post i linked it kind of explains it but he really took me under his wing and taught me everything i know in acting, life, and innuendos. the last one especially. as soon as i walked into the classroom, caitlin basically attacked me and hugged me for a full minute or so and then marge walked in and they both screamed and attacked each other and didn’t let go (they have a special bond since they played sisters in the last production we did). then brandon gave me a hug and told me i was wearing too much black as usual and we told him about the new kid in my grade who’s essentially his doppelgänger. he told us to take a stalkery pic and send it to him and also said that nathan would have been there but he couldn’t get off work. we also watched the 2003 peter pan movie and hung out until they had to leave and and i was really sad because i miss them all so freaking much and it’s weird to not see them every day. nathan texted me later on and said he would try and visit next week but i wish he could’ve been there with the other two. i had anatomy last period for the first time without kyla, but marge and i sat in the back behind this guy i like a lot (oh yeah alex and i broke up i totally forgot to mention that but we just kind of rushed into the relationship and chose to break it off because we didn’t really have time and never saw each other). mrs. r let us hang out for a few minutes at the end of class and he was just sitting there and we’re friendly, so i asked him how his week was (trying to flirt and be friendly and stuff) and we struck up a conversation and next thing i know he’s asking me for my number. the guy i like asked me for my number. you could say it was a pretty good day. it’s also sunday night at the moment and i’ve been texting him on and off the entire weekend, and overanalyzing whether he likes me back or not. also, like 90% of the reason i wanted to write this post was because of friday soooooo. that’s it really, all i did this weekend was text him and work on homework. i tweeted about this because it happened right before i finished this post but he apparently hates reading so i’m having very mixed feelings at the moment. other than that, he’s basically perfect so i’ll keep you guys updated.
that’s all i have for you all today, but i’m kind of really proud of myself for actually finishing a normal post for once. my next post will probably be my august favorites since i don’t have anything else planned, but i shall be back soonish and until then have an awesome week!