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Mistrunner last won the day on June 17 2016

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    Hello! Welcome to my humble profile. I hope you enjoy your stay.

    I like musicals, books, and peanut butter. Also history, for some reason. I play music.

    I love dogs. I want 12 of them.

    Feel free to drop me a line!

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  1. My dad just bought 15 cans of Pringles from the commissary because they were just a dollar each.

    I'm not sure how to feel about this.

    1. Tesh


      That's amazing...

    2. Kaymyth


      Feel like you now have an embarrassment of riches in the form of potato chips.

    3. Mistrunner


      Seems a legitimate response.

  2. Mistrunner arises from her throne. "Welcome, @NaeAta. We must welcome our newest member. Bring forth the palanquin!" A moment of awkward silence ensues. "Do we have a palanquin? I don't think we have a palanquin," she mutters, staring blearily at the ceiling.
  3. You know what's great? Grapes. Grapes are great.

    1. Tesh


      Yes. Yes they are.

      So are apples.

    2. Mistrunner


      Couldn't agree more. 

  4. I've been wanting to join the local youth orchestra on trombone for some time. I've been asking a violinist I know who takes lessons from the director for some time for details about difficulty of music, whether or not they'd take me on euphonium if the music is too hard for me to do on trombone, and when and where wind auditions will be. All I've gotten back has been nebulous answers about the director somehow having all her scores destroyed or lost, how "I should just learn trombone," and how auditions would be "sometime in the fall." Well, about four hours ago I got a text that said auditions would be tomorrow. I have a lesson tomorrow at a time dangerously close to the audition times. Apparently the auditions will be our all-region music, which I only have for euphonium. I still don't even know if they'll let me audition on euph. The most obnoxious thing is that all I've heard from the director (all through my friend, as there's apparently no way possible to contact her directly) is excuse after conflicting excuse. Whenever she was asked about dates she said they weren't set yet, but also she didn't know, because someone else handles wind auditions, but also she just forgot and "you should just ask later"... This is her orchestra. She is in charge. If someone else handles wind auditions, it's her job to communicate with them and get the dates. If she's so forgetful, maybe she needs a planner or a calendar. If they're not set, she needs to get her act together. This is inconsiderate and unprofessional at the least, if not outright disrespectful. tl;dr I want to join an orchestra but the director is either annoyingly forgetful or incompetent and I am ticked
  5. Petition to create a currency system based around the cost of Sanderson novels? In other news, despite my annoyingly lingering cold, I made it to the marching band competition on Saturday and my band won first in our division! I honestly don't know how much I contributed, seeing as I spent most of my time on the field praying to not collapse and die, but I feel cool anyway.
  6. There's a marching competition tomorrow and I'm sick. I better be well within 12 or so hours, or I will be having words.

    1. Sunbird


      Aw, that's rotten! I hope you feel better ASAP.

    2. Tesh


      Oh, that stinks!

  7. I got out of the trig class that was killing me! I can breathe once again. I was looking up a mouthpiece I wanted for my euphonium because the one I was using wasn't very good, but then I found out our first trombone had one she didn't want. Saved me 75 bucks.
  8. Ever have one of those weeks where it feels like it's been forever but it's only Tuesday? Well, that's been this week so far. It's not shaping up to be a good school year. Two of my teachers don't teach, one of whom is my trig teacher. This is very, very bad. The reason I'm awake right now is because I've been trying to figure out this homework she's given without any instruction whatsoever out of a precalc book. The other one who doesn't teach is my history teacher (also the football coach, which explains a lot) who keeps assigning essays without covering the material. My English teacher so far is shaping up to be fairly incompetent and can't spell my name, which isn't a huge surprise but she marked someone's paper down for misspelling hers, so I feel like I'm entitled to be petty here. The homework piles keep stacking up and it's hard to find time to breathe. I haven't been able to practice my instruments nearly as much as I'd like. I want to start doing extra things for college applications but I just don't have the time or the energy. I just need stuff to stop for a while. Long enough for me to catch up. A few months would be nice. Unfortunately, things aren't going to stop happening for a very long time. help
  9. Congrats to you both!
  10. My dad's applying for jobs in the Middle East. I'm not super psyched about moving anywhere that's hotter than where I am now. :huh: Exciting, though, I guess.

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    2. Sunbird


      I'd be more worried about the political unrest... But I definitely agree with your unenthusiasm for hot weather.

    3. Darkness_


      Middle East doesn't necessarily indicate somewhere that is affected by political unrest. UAE is pretty good this time of year (should be ...autumn there I think?)

      But yes, I HATE hot weather so much, humid or dry I don't care (tho humid is worse). The cold is my home.

    4. Mistrunner


      I'm also not that hot on moving to anywhere with any proximity to Syria, but y'know. Weather is more pressing. :P

  11. Orlion=Shard of Identity confirmed
  12. It's from a song. Happy birthday, happy birthday Misery is in the air, people dying everywhere Happy birthday, oh happy birthday
  13. @Kaymyth May the cities in your wake burn like candles on your cake! Happy birthday!
  14. In my US History class (I'm still unsure as to whether it's AP or just honors- the teacher says it's AP, but my schedule says honors) the teacher has one of the most obnoxious but, annoyingly, not rare attitudes towards his students. Every other sentence he just goes of about how we just believe everything we've been told and in THIS class we will learn to THINK for OURSELVES!!!!!!! Unfortunately, I've heard that spiel a lot from various teachers, but this man is by far the most ridiculously arrogant about it. First day of class he asked us for any fact we knew about US history. I gave him a random date I remembered. He asked how I knew it, I told him I learned it in eighth grade history, and he acted like I said I picked it up from a propaganda piece out of North Korea. Then he went on a spiel about how history is written by the victors and we can't just accept any opinion as fact and that's all fine and all but what does that have to do with the fact that the slave trade to the United States ended in 1808? Of course I don't accept people's opinion as fact, of course I have a healthy skepticism of subjective statements about the past, that's just having common sense. But to say I shouldn't believe that a date was correct that I've seen from several reputable sources is just ridiculous. He was obviously setting us up for the lecture on "don't trust what anyone says about history" but if I can't believe even a date then, by his logic, I shouldn't listen to a word he says. Besides that, he constantly questions anything students say to answer his questions, which really does not promote healthy class discussion. I understand he's trying to get us to "THINK FOR OURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!" but it sounds like he's trying to shut us down. He asks "how do you know?" in response to pretty much everything anyone says. It's ridiculous. To top it all off, he tried to teach us that Columbus had to convince the court of Spain that the world was round. He prompted the class to come up with ideas as to how he may have figured that out, giving examples such as solar eclipses and sunsets. I have a suspicion Columbus may have figured it out by reading Ptolemy's Geography, a copy of which he owned, which stated a round Earth as fact. When I tried to bring this up during class, all he could say was "BUT WHAT COULD HAVE TIPPED HIM OFF THAT THE WORLD WAS ROUND" which was dancing around the fact that the "Columbus was a revolutionary scientist" schtick is a massive myth. I brought it up after class, and he assured me he knew, but most people still believed it was flat, of course. It bugged me to no end. Also he has this really obnoxious permanent smirk that just screams "watch me educate these idiotic children who haven't had an original thought in their lives!" He's already assigned an extremely high workload as well (essay due Friday assigned Wednesday with an extremely vague and extraordinarily broad prompt, among other assignments), and it's only the first week. It really gets under my skin because I'm really interested in history and I actually pride myself on looking up multiple reputable sources before stating something as fact. He's so condescending in his treatment of me and the rest of the class and it makes me incredibly angry.
  15. I have a summer assignment on Great Gatsby due on Monday and I may or may not be procrastinating horribly. There's more important matters at hand, such as philosophy. What truly is an essay? Are books simply figments of our imaginations? What are page limits but limits on arbitrary portions of infinite space?