Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Blog Catalog

On March 15, 2014 I woke up around 6:30 AM, but decided that I would have the potential to get up around 6:45 AM. Unfortunately that didn't happen and I woke up around 7:00 AM. Mornings and I don't usually get together in the same line very often, but today was special. I was going to eat breakfast, when I realized that I probably would not have time to finish my meal. I like to savor my food and enjoy every bite. I think of it as an artistic trait, but it gets quite annoying if there is a time limit. I then asked myself why there isn't a time stopper or something similar, but I didn't have time to think of blueprints. 

I woke up my dad and off we went to our adventure. Throughout the car ride, I was anxious if I was going to make it on time. I didn't want to be late at any cost, but luckily the car journey was around ten minutes with the additional annoying red lights. 

When my dad and I reached De Anza High School, I thought to myself how nice the place was. It was my first time coming and it was clean. Luckily there was a banner with "The Ivy League Connection" on a fence. Without the banner I would have roamed the campus; unlike many teenagers, I don't have access to the Internet on my flip phone. I decided to not get a smart phone because of it's addictiveness and price. Inside the classroom, I found it shocking to find so many whiteboards and was in awe to see so much technology in one classroom. There was a projector screen that descended from above the whiteboards up front and a projector named CHRISTIE. 

Around 10:20 AM, we had our break and I was off to the bathroom with Cynthia Ramirez, my fellow cohort member. It took us a while to find the bathroom, and that was where the majority of our break time went. It was quite funny because the directions given to us were so simple, yet we still got lost. I was quite hungry for some chips during the second half of the tutorial but I didn't want to be rude and eat them. I was delighted to have some water and I thank Don Gosney for the Red Vines. 

Today was definitely an informational day, but what lacked from this experience was the chaperon. I'm really anxious and curious to find out and meet the chaperon for the W&L at Brown University. Just a heads up about chaperoning all nine of us: it will be a memory that will never fade. I hope she or he will meet all of us soon so that we could bond and get to know each other. This was definitely a fun day but next time I won't be eating a lot of snacks. 

1 comment:

  1. What makes you think there will be a next time? And what makes you think that if there IS a next time that there will be snacks?

    And on that note it saddens me to read that you held back on the chips so as not to be rude. I don't think any of us would have been offended had you popped open a bag or two. It seems like everyone else helped themselves.