Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying – Belle and Sebastian

The song “Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying” by Belle and Sebastian (amazing song and amazing group) is such a high school anthem. Especially with these last days of high school are DRAGGING ON. I still have a huge stat project and final and, like, why. I’m low-key scared I’m gonna get rescinded, but even if I get a C, I’m sure I’ll be fine (crossing my fingers anyway, because I have ZERO energy to focus in a class I couldn’t care less about). I’m COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS. I wish I could be more excited about these senior-year-goodbye celebrations – I’ll act like I am – but I’m just SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO ready for August 23rd. I’m really excited about being part of a community that I (well, hopefully) feel like I actually fit into. And interesting classes and opportunities. AND THE FUTURE. I mean, I wish I could live more in the present – I’ve been working on that – but for now, in this building, Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying!

The Strokes to Release New Single today

It’s been four years since The Strokes released their mediocre fifth album Comedown Machine, and now they have finally released a new single. The single will be released at 8 pm tonight and is supposed to be part of the bands new EP called Future Present Past. People suspected that The Stokes might be up to something after the band announced they would headline the Governor’s ball festival, and after the band projected their logo and other cryptic messages in Brick Lane, an area in London. Let’s hope that this single is better than the last album.

Paganism and Throw Pillows

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Hi everyone!

The weather is so nice now, and everyone has allergies! This makes it so, so much easier to justify why I am ALWAYS crying! Wow!

This week I am crying because my throat hurts. You see, my mom raised me well and taught me that I should always be there for my friends and take care of them. My mother has MANY embroidered throw pillows that tell me to care for my friends also. Here are some examples:

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Anyway, so my good friend got very sick this week, and I went to take care of her. We watched many episodes of Seinfeld, but mostly to block out the sound of her neighbors also watching Seinfeld. Then, we made popcorn and did a pagan ritual. But during the spit and blood sharing portion, I got her sickness. Now, my throat hurts, and I can’t stop crying and coughing!

Thanks a lot, Pagan Gods!

Why Panorama has the best lineup right now

A couple months ago, the lineup for the festival Panorama was announced. And as more and more lineups have been announced, I am convinced that this is the best one of the season. You have LCD Soundsystem, playing to a hometown crowd, Arcade Fire playing one of their few tour dates of the year (new stuff?) there, Kendrick Lamar closing off his To Pimp a Butterfly tour, it’s truly great. You also have other great live acts such as, The National, Foals, and Alabama Shakes all playing during the day. I truly think that this combination of great headliners and awesome acts during the day this hands down the best festival of the year.

Freestyle of the Week: Vintage

Vintage on three, big macs on me, crazy for tropical with that Bubble Tea, Jumpman on lock, pavements of rock, stretching my feelings like hands on a clock, listen to dad, take in the fads, blasting the way out like we stuck in a trap

I know it vintage if it done well, made for the millions so it done swell, rapping is fun when you do it right, no more second place I’m into the spotlight

Throwing bills for pancakes at the diner, breakfast is so fun when you like a sky bird, decks of those cards red and black, fifty two pickup is not so wack, I am the hero of Lab School, saving the children cause I rule, no more evil shall spread fast, gotta get vintage before it don’t last

I know it vintage if it done well, made for the millions so it done swell, rapping is fun when you do it right, no more second place I’m into the spotlight

Being bigger, I am a winner, going steady, I’m getting thinner, hitting the gym just for all gains, gotta let them know that I play no games, panda like the car it black and white, pandas run so far cause its so delight, vintage is my game its my passion, vintage gonna last cause its acting (swell)

I know it vintage if it done well, made for the millions so it done swell, rapping is fun when you do it right, no more second place I’m into the spotlight

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“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ”

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ”

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. ”

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. “

Beaches and Tanning

So summer is here and we all love a good tan, but if you’re like me, you burn easily and that is definitely not good at all. Sun damage to the skin can be very dangerous and cancerous so you need to make sure you’re getting what you want- but also staying healthy. Some tips for tanning include:

  • Apply Sun screen (not sun block) even if you plan to tan!
  • Allow the sun screen to set in your skin for at least 15 minutes before going in the water
  • Avoid staying in the sun too long during its peak hours which is around 10am-3pm
  • To get an even, all over tan, you should lay on your back for 20 to 30 minutes, then flip and lay on your stomach for another 20 to 30 minutes
  • After a few days, you can gradually increase the amount of time you lay on each side. This will prevent a sunburn.

Another useful tip is to use Sun Tan Lotion with SPF. You may think that the SPF defeats the purpose, however, it doesn’t. This insures longer lasting tans and decreases the chance of burns. Thats all for now. Have fun out there! ­čÖé

My future plans?

I’m not entirely sure what I want to do with my life, but I want my name to be remember by lots and lots of people for doing something great. One little fantasy I’ve always had is to play basketball in the NBA, but I’m well aware that will not happen because I am nowhere close to being good enough to compete at that level of skill. My other more realistic fantasy I have is to become a musical artist. I believe the┬áchance of that happening I think is much greater than going to the league because I love to sing and perform because it makes the people around me and myself feel better. I also feel like people like to watch me perform and listen to me sing. I like it because its story telling in a way, and that’s something I feel like I could do for the rest of my life. Other than those two ideas, I don’t really know what I want to do with my life. I think I want to major in communications in college because its somewhat of a sports/music combo and hopefully I could get the best of both worlds in that major. I would also maybe want to minor in theatre because I would also get that performing aspect in college as well. I don’t know, maybe I’ll audition for the music school at whatever college I go to so I can hopefully be the best performer I can be.