My follow-up thoughts on the previous post after having attended prom.
The final assessment for my "Gender in Society" class was to write a reflection/letter of advice to incoming freshmen about gender/sexuality related things in our four years of high school. This letter is not my best work, and might sound a bit like rambling, but my subject I thought was still interesting enough. (Note: This isn't word for word what I submitted, I did some re-editing for this post.)
One of the things that's been occupying my time since before school even started is college applications. So I thought I'd jog my memory a bit and write down some thoughts, mostly for my own sake, though, because pretty much the only one who knows this site even exists is myself- I showed one friend, but she thought it was a bit silly. Alas. I thought I'd do a quite blurb about each of the schools that I visited/applied to. (My first visit was towards the end of last summer, right before soccer tryouts.) They're listed in roughly the order I visited them.
Last July I went to an Imagine Dragons concert with a small group of friends at the Bank of America Pavilion, which is essentially a giant tent in the North End. Right on the water; really nice. But somehow it ended with my friend making the assumption that all bisexuals are promiscuous.
This is completely unrelated to anything I've mentioned here before. A few days ago, I was walking home home with two friends. One of them, a self-declared feminist who likes to "educate" (rant- though not necessarily in a bad way) about sex issues (she proudly told me she read "Fifty Shades of Grey" in its entirety) and gender equality. And though I do wish she would talk about some other things every once in a while, I have no problem with that. She is a (generally) articulate young woman with a head full of interesting ideas and stories.
Have you ever seen the movie, "A Fish Called Wanda"?
In other news, two days ago, which was a Thursday (today then being Saturday), we got an extreme weather warning about a great blizzard heading our way. School was actually cancelled Thursday afternoon, which was fantastic. As a student, a cancellation of school is one of the best pieces of news you can get.
Within the span of just two-ish weeks, I was lucky enough to see two plays. One I saw with my English class and the other was with my mom. I saw "The Invisible Man" at the Huntington and "Out Town," which was a Huntington collaboration with Boston University. (Or maybe it was Boston College... They're both in the same general area.)
By looking at the title of this post, you may be wondering what the point of it is. I'll be quite honest with you; this is a once-in-a-ever opportunity to write a blog post on the day 12/12/12. So the point? For lack of better phrasing, because I can. This day, like any other, will only happen once. EVER. So make the most of it while you can. If people viewed life living each day as a privilege, rather than a right, I'll bet you a million dollars that the world would be a better place... Well, that's about it for my philosophical rant for today.
As I was doing some "sprucing up" around midnight (it's actually 12:06am right now), I realized I could insert custom HTML! I got super excited because, when I was younger <bad Beatles rendition>so much younger than to-daaayy</bad Beatles rendition> I was, I'm not gonna lie, pretty into Neopets. I know what you're thinking: that I had no life when I was a little kid. You might not be too far off.