damn, i havent updated this junk in a ho-giliion years. i bet my bottom holy card that all you non-readers out there have been itching for a new entry. well, today is the day.
ok, so my last update was nov 7 or something? i guess the only real news between then and thanksgiving deals with school-related stuff. i got a 630 on the SAT2 in math. it was actually really easy at the beginning, but the end was insane. im pretty sure i lost all my points in the lat half of the test. on the 23 i handed in my 10-pg paper on themes and styles of henrik ibsen. my first term paper ever! hooty hoo. it really wasn't fun, but i will say this: despite the fact that the topic was boring, it was a good experience. i'm now a step ahead of most people as far as writing papers is concerned, so that should make college that much easier. i sat in a library for 10 hrs too, and i guess that means im ready to hunker down and finish work like a prudent student does. the real meat n potatoes of this entry concerns thanksgiving weekend... and oh, i am thankful.
so i come home from school on wednesday. i hang out for a while, then i hear the wonderful news that my cousin anthony landed from florida. nice. i head into queens to stay at grandma's house since he and my aunt and uncle were there too. we wound up heading to marino's for pizza (i had the baked ziti pizza, its awesome). after that, we went back to the house and just hung out for the rest of the night. we actually sat outside on the porch and fell asleep in the rocking swing for a while. grandma had to come outside and wake us up to come inside. we slept and thanksgiving was soon upon us.
thanksgiving day was odd. why? well, for one thing, anthony and i were together. whenever that's the case, odd things just happen. second, we had white castle for lunch on turkey day. who would do that? apparently some other people were as dumb as us, since the white castle on bell blvd was fairly busy for a holiday. of course before we went to the home of the "crave crate," we searched around the area close to our house for some grub. marinos was closed, and that's understandable. we continued our quest for nourishment, and scared a chinese man on the way. we were originally just walking behind him until we realized that our pace was much quicker. before we knew it, we were 3 feet behind him and he couldnt stop looking back at us. what would give him the crazy idea that we were threats? maybe our devilishly handsome looks and diesel muscles? nah, maybe just that we were following him exactly 3 steps back for 4 blocks. anyways, what blew our minds was that mcdonald's was shut down at 12. it's a fast food place... gimme a break. they should be open around the clock. anyways, we were walking the entire distance, so naturally we were thirsty. we paid a visit to the gas station on francis lewis and snagged a few powerades. good stuff. at least we walked home and decided white castle was the way to go. we ate, came home, and raked leaves. awesome.
everyone started arriving at grandma's, yay. bobby, anthony, jonathan, richie and i all played some street football, then jacqui and elizabeth joined in for some wiffle ball. it was awesome having everyone together again for a holiday. we havent had that for a really long time. needless to say, the food was great. nuff said.
that night, aunt jeannie dared anthony and i to get 20 pumpkins in 10 minutes. we retrieved 25 in 13, so we didnt get the $20 each that she promised us. i guess the bright side for the people whose pumpkins we stole is that they were rotting anyway. we did them a favor. anyways, a few of the rotten ones messed up the floor of the minivan, so once we violently dumped the pumpkins near bowne park, we went looking for some carpet cleaner. eventually we spotted an opened cvs and wiped up our mess. that was some funny stuff.
friday was fun too. anthony and i rode the lirr into penn station and walked up to fao schwartz. im guessing the walk there was about a mile and a half. on the way, we passed times sq and some black dudes scamming tourists out of money. long story short... it was funny only because we donated nothing.
after fao (which was hell- i told a store worker to shut up and she actually heard me, which is amazing in itself), we started back for penn. once we hit about 46th, we got a call from uncle bob, saying he'd pick us up. awesome? well, sorta. in order for this to happen, we had to turn around and go back up to 53rd. total walking distance for the day? about 3.5 miles.
we all went out for chinese buffet at some place in merrick, then anthony, karen and i slept over his aunt kim's. it was fun messing around with all the kids. overall, this weekend gets a 97 out of 10 rating.
on sunday i finished all my applications and handed them in on monday. petruccio gave me crap about my schools because there's no clear-cut "safety," but he's a bum anyway, so i dont care. the final list is as follows, in rough order of my preference: vanderbilt, wake forest, duke, unc chapel hill, georgetown, richmond.
damn, i love the holidays. God bless.