Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Colonial Schooling - A review of the past month

Unfortunately in the past I was kind of a really big idiot.

During my freshman and sophomore years of high school, I was kind of a bozo. I big bozo, I might add. I failed nearly every class that I took my freshmen year. (Except Computer Tech. I'll NEVER take that class again.) So, over the years I've been slowly making up all of those classes through packets and such.

However, packets can only get a person so far...

I never wanted to face the truth. And the truth was that I was eventually going to have to take summer school to make amends for my sins in the past. Unfortunately, this summer was the summer that I was destined to take summer school.

And June 7th was the day that I was sentenced to two classes of Biology and two classes of Algebra 1, each class being back to back. So that's three straight hours of Biology and then three more hours of Algebra 1. Holy suck!!!

I knew what I was getting myself into, and I knew that in the end it would ultimately be worth it. Which it was... sort of. If I hadn't failed in the first place, then I would never have had to taken the hell known as summer school. But I did take it.

On the last day of summer school I decided to take a camera so that I could take a handful of pictures for my nerdy blog that I doubt anybody still reads. (Except for Facundo.)

So, during my adventures at summer school I spent a great amount of time with Christian and Johnny. Christian was acting like a girl, and didn't want me to take a picture. Johnny wanted to make it look like he was actually doing some work. (Which he was.) I took this picture, but I don't think it turned out that great.

I had to get a picture of our Biology teacher, Mrs. Williams. I had never met this woman before, but I think she's a fantastic teacher. She might think that I'm a little looney in the brain, but she worked hard to get me and EVERYONE including the laziest person, Jerry, (I hope you're reading this) to pass. I might want to add that I passed Biology with flying colors. Super easy class for me. I took this when she wasn't looking because I didn't want to ask her for a photo... that would have just led to some awkwardness. Marissa is in the background. She's a super nice girl.

I like this picture simply because George posed for it. He was cool with posing for a picture. More people need to be like George, because pictures like this are great for posting on blogs. We all gave George a bunch of compliments on his hair. Just look at it.

I wish I was a good person, and knew this guy's name. He sat behind me for an entire month, and we talked all the time, but I could never remember his name... I think it's Tom. And since I think it's Tom, I'm just going to refer to him as Tom.

So my final thoughts on summer school? I hated it. But it was fun. At least Biology was fun. I made some friends, and got to converse with some old ones. (Marlowe) Some of the fun memories I have of summer school are of me, Christian, Johhny, and Tom all deeply conversing and arguing about Transformers. Yes, we are all nerds, and we were having a rather heated argument on Transformers. (The movie sucks. Maybe I'll review it later.)

In the end, I won't miss summer school. It did give me some fun memories though, and I got to meet some people that I probably never would have had contact with. (Johnny)

The real thing everyone that reads my pathetic blog wants to know about with this post though, is what did Brandon Prows do with his Fourth of July this year?

It's a simple answer really:

Colonial Days.

What's colonial days? Well, Colonial Days is a free festival ran by my friend JC's family. To put it simple, you go to the festival, you volunteer to help out, they give you a costume, and you go and prance around like a colonial person. You even get to say, "Jolly good" and all of that jazz. If you know me well, then you know that I eat this kind of stuff up by the mouthful. I simply love it.

So that's what I did this fourth of July. I spent the weekend as a volunteer, not really doing anything, but still helping out at the Colonial Festival. Other than myself, the only volunteers that showed up were Josie Juarez, and Matt Barry. I had a fantastic time with these two, but I spent literally the whole weekend with my good friends JC and Kenzie.

This is the only picture I have Kenzie and JC together because I was an idiot and didn't take a camera to the festival. Kenzie is on the left, and JC is on the right. These two are two of my best friends in the entire world. We're all on drama council together, and they are both like younger sisters to me.

Out of all the people I spent my weekend with, I spent most of my weekend with Kenzie. JC was obviously busy running the festival, so Kenzie and I were often left doing... well, nothing. But we had a great amount of fun. We participated in the various activities that were held. And I got to meet some incredible people. (Some already knew me, which was kind of... weird.) I wish more people had come and volunteered, because it really was a lot of fun. I guess that they were all too busy. More than anything though, I wish I had taken a camera for pictures.

Next year, I'll be sure to bring a camera; if I go again.

I simply had a fantastic fourth of July this year. Here's to the rest of the year, and to summer school being over.



  1. Well i'm glad you passed summer school. haha
    I had Mrs. Williams for biology this year and I thought she was pretty awesome. The colonial days thing sounds pretty interesting. I should check it out.
    Oh, and Kenzie is awesome. haha

  2. I still read your blog! I think biology is cool. When you grow up you should be a biologist.

  3. I read you blog and I enjoy it very much! hahahaha Your post are always filled with personalty, which I like. Glad your finished with summer school! Now, you can begin your summer...

  4. When you grow up you should be a mime or a statue for money on a busy street in Hollywood , or Sunset blvd. Then you can live and skateboard during the day in Venice, CA. But after your mission.

  5. I like the summer school story. I took a class of summer school geography. The idea of summer school was awful, but the class was actually pretty fun.