Well, I'm turning 19...
I finally get to go to college... Bush pretty much screwed me over in the Education Department. I don't know if you remember this but... When we were kids we would have to take what they called "Standardized(sp?)" testing. And it was frome Elementary to grade 11. And if you failed it you could move on, it didn't hault(stop) you from graduating. Well, they got rid of that and came out with test for every state as a part of Bush's No Child Left Behind, BS. So for instance, West Virginia has the (West Test), and Florida has the (FCAT), so each state named their test... and these test are much worse than the Standardized(sp?) test. On occasion some are easy since they change them every so often, just hope you get luck. Well, thing about these test is if you failed you do not get your diploma (Until you pass of course.). Well, I am from FL but moved to WV(in 6th grade)I toook the WEST Test and passed (since my class 10thgrade was the testing class) and we did the standardize test). So, I was good and senior year I had everything to graduate... but the last 9wks of school we moved back to FL. Well, I did well in high school here, got the highest grade in English passed all my semester finals(Although I was not there before). Turns out according to the rules here and in most states I had to take their form of the test. Well, I took the FCAT got above average on the reading comprehension/vocabulary. I took the Math test and was like one point from passing...( I took it in the summer). so that haulted my graduating (Although I had all the crap I needed to past and they so called
"graduated me under W.V.'s requirements"). I took the Math test again Sept 18... waited until the school's thanksgiving break and found out I passed with ABOVE AVERAGE this time and that was a lot better than the first time... because it was HIGHER (score). Now I get to move on to college... FINALLY.
And I'm doing nothing for my Birthday since all my friends are in W.V., Cali(college), and GA.... so I am stuck here to sob. But I got three new books to keep me busy for my major and exteneded learning...(although I'm not in school yet)... "The Essentioal Guide to Psychiatric Drugs"-by Jack M. Gorman, M.D.
"The Drive for Self(Alfred Adler and the Founding Individual Psychology)"-by Edward Hoffman, and "Unauthorized Freud(Doubters Confront a Legend)" -Fredrick C. Crews
Oh before I forget, what did I do all this time while not being in school? Well, I volunteer at a National Non-Profit Organization. And I read Psychology books in my pass time.
So, I guess you've learned a lot haha. Sorry to veer you off your original post.