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27 January, 2010 Wednesday // Life

iconHere I am, squeezing in one last post before the end of January. :darn: In any case, I’m not up to keeping y’all up-to-date on my design going-ons (and I call this a portfolio??) right now, as I’m feeling quite abstruse. :thinking:
Last week, I had my finals Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Pretty much a hell week. Except for the fact that it was pouring POURING rain here for once. Washing away the pollution and restoring dying weeds to lush greenery. Living right next to the ocean has its pros and cons, and for me, a notorious cloud/fog/rain lover, the scarcity of the heavenly tears is a bit of a problem. :P On the subject of finals, it was definitely one of my most difficult exams. I took on this year more than what I’m used to chewing, as it’s my first time taking AP (Advanced Placement, which are college-level courses) classes. And I leaped into taking three…I have never had grades this low before. Never more than 3 B’s, no less than 3 A’s. As of now from my teachers’ updates, I have 1 A, 4 B’s, and 1 C. Aarghh—this is really frustrating. :argh: I resolve to work much harder this new semester. Although the game is a little different this time, at least I know fully what I’m up against.
Although I haven’t done much art pieces for myself, I opened a challenge site at the beginning of this month. Some of you already are aware (*coughLUCYahem*) and have entered, too. I appreciate the support. I’m enjoying the current round’s layout :blush:—please check it out! And send me some fabulous entries. ;) It’s called Erised Challenges. I reread the entire Harry Potter series again and my old burning passion for HP was inflamed. Aha.
Anyway, I hope I can update soon with some new art and resources. :yes:

11 Dreams

Sometimes I wish you were allowed to change your entry after you submit. I have a tendency to like…want to blend, but don’t have much creativity (well, the good kind that makes sense)…and the instant I saw the blend up on Erised and looked at it I was like “Oh boy…this is gonna suck!” I think my problem is that I do way too many blends….WAY too many. Because I’m so used to only having a free trial version of PHotoshop, I guess. And boredom. So when I submit my next entry(entries perhaps)…I’m hoping to freakin improve. I’ll even try to practice using some design principles. Heh. Thanks for not tearing it to lizard-skin shreds ;) lol

left by Jen on 28 January, 2010 Thursday

thank u so much ♥

i had my exams too! it may sounds weird, but math was the easiest and religion was the hardest ;o. (esl is in the middle ;p)
how about urs?

by the way, love the layout with emma! :)

left by emilka on 29 January, 2010 Friday

dude, i freaking love erised. i wish i had more time this weekend to enter the rest.

i feel your pain on the grades and the studying! good luck! i know you are super smart and can work it out. just breathe! AP exams were serious business for me as a junior but more of a joke as senior. you will know what I mean later on.

study hard!! and then party :D

left by lucy on 31 January, 2010 Sunday

Oooh finals..tough. Well, at least you got Bs. They count as As don’t they? Like instead of getting a 3 you get counted as 4 in your gpa? I think you know what I’m talking about.

Good luck with the new semester though. let’s turn that C into a B & those Bs into As!!

left by Tiff on 31 January, 2010 Sunday

WHOA SERiously? I just tested it out & it works. Let me know if it continues to not work. I’ll try to re-install it.

left by Tiff on 31 January, 2010 Sunday

I was actually pondering if I should have bought the dress or not when I was thrifting but I decided to get it anyways! What a good feeling knowing you didn’t have to spend that much on something that was probably only worth the price I bought it for.

I wish the weekend would come faster :(

left by lucy on 3 February, 2010 Wednesday

Hi Nicole! Woah, 3 AP classes? I’m totally proud of you for having the guts to take them. Even if you didn’t get the grades you hoped for, I hope you’re proud of yourself for giving them a try. Good luck with the new semester! I know you can do it! Much love! x

left by Gwen on 6 February, 2010 Saturday

Nicole! I’m really sorry if I haven’t told you the reason why I closed Grotesquerie for a while. It’s in my most recent post. :) Anyway, I’m planning to read the HP series since I’m really curious about what my friends are all crazy about. Hahaha.

left by Kenneth on 7 February, 2010 Sunday

hahhaa thanks Nicole!

I was actually talking about this one person who commented on my blog long ago when I used to have a blog on blogger. And I had been very peeved at this girl in my science lab class that kept complaining about her 4.0 GPA, calling it very bad and not very good. which to me I never understood why she thought that way. So I sort of got angry and blogged about how what she was saying could actually hurt a lot of people who, let’s just say didn’t have that high of a GPA. So after a while, this guy starts yelling at me for being selfish and all sorts of crap and I was like dude, you don’t know the situation at all, stop judging me!

that’s why I limit personal blogs, because I realize a lot of things I write that I feel is okay other people might see it differently. But I’m also glad to have people like you and my other online pals who do understand too.

hope you are having a good week! it’s been cold and rainy :(

left by lucy on 9 February, 2010 Tuesday

wooooohooooooo I can FINALLY view your website again! I have no idea what went wrong all these times I tried before…but it’s up again, yayayay! And I adore your new layout, it’s so pretty!
I’m sorry to hear that your grades haven’t been what you expected :( hope you’ll be able to raise them next semester, I’m sure you will, you’re a smart lady!

left by Lotte on 10 February, 2010 Wednesday

ahaha yeahh thanks. :) that’s so funny! i can’t believe you had a lotr fansite. that’s so cute. i don’t think i even knew i could make my own website in 4th grade. i just played neopets. haha .. i think. wait. i could’ve just been playing random games on aol or purple moon or something. i don’t know. but thanks for sharing your little bit of past, that’s so cute. hahahah!

left by Tiff on 10 February, 2010 Wednesday

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