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Driver’s License

I finally got my license today, somehow managed to pass on the first try in Fremont, which has horrible roads compared to Pleasanton, and I don’t really know anything about. I had 12 errors out of a maximum 15 so I guess I cut it kind of close. But I’ve never really cared much about getting my license because I don’t have a car to drive, but at least I can drive around on my own now if I need to.


Yay, May…

So today’s the first of May, and brings lots of chaos, agony, despair, and yet a light at the end of the tunnel. For you see, May is the month of AP testing, and also my birthday, and the beginning of the end of our high school careers.

The first two weeks of May are going to be living hell, with AP tests coming in like buzzards to pick us off after finals have beaten and broken us down to senseless drones. This year, I’m definitely going to run out of AP labels, and the sad part is that I won’t even end up using much of my AP credit. I suppose it’s worth it just for grade inflation, but an annoying waste of money to be sure. Once AP testing is over though, the fun begins.

After AP testing I’ll probably pick up the laptop I want for college, the HP tx2000z. It’s a cheap tablet/convertible laptop, with a base price of $900 and HP has a student discount program on top of that for 7-12% off (7% in this case). We’ll be playing Brawl and bridge and maybe Mario Kart Wii in any classes that let us, and maybe even DotA if we have enough laptops for a LAN party. I suppose we’ll also do random projects and stuff to fill time, but that doesn’t really matter. School will pretty much be over.

Hopefully I’ll be able to work on side projects too, like DS coding, some Java stuff, and Robotics stuff. I also need to finish off Metroid Prime 2: Echoes before we graduate so I can give it back to Sid. I should probably also buy Orange Box and stuff and maybe Crysis to actually tax my PC.

I have a feeling this month is going to fly past, just like the rest of the year has.