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Like that cheerleader from Odessa January 14, 2008

Posted by Teen Atheist in anecdotes, school.
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If I haven’t updated in a while, that doesn’t mean I’m dead. Sometimes, writers get writer’s block. The best way to coax me out of my “I don’t feel like saying much” mood is to give me an idea for a blog post. Ask me about my life. My friends. My opinions on love and other disasters. Anything. But to ask me whether or not I’m still alive is slightly tacky, I think. (No offense meant to the commenter, I’m happy you care, it’s just that this has happened a couple of times already and I figured I should address it before it happens again with somebody else.)

Anyhoo. I typed the last blog entry while I was at the summit of my post-semi-rejection anger (read: thirty minutes after finding out the results), but I’m actually doing great now. I was angry for, like, one hour, but then I had some food and forgot about the whole thing. That’s basically TA’s Cycle of Anger (family matters excluded): I get mad for a short while, then it all goes away.

I’m going to take my TOEFL in a couple of months to help me with my college applications in the United States, so wish me luck! Unfortunately, I missed the deadline for NYU Tisch, but hey, there’s always next year, and there are other colleges to choose from. Another Plan B, which I have been seriously considering for a while now, is to follow in my cousins’ footsteps and take up BS Nursing in a nearby college. After all, my family is planning to move to the USA in a few years, so I could become a nurse there and live in my own personal Grey’s Anatomy. Hee. I think this is a really good idea, because I would probably make more money as a nurse than as a writer, and then I could just study writing as an additional course in my free time.

Had I not been waitlisted, I probably would not have even considered this option, so all in all, I think I lucked out. It’s not even just a silver lining in a dark cloud here, the whole frickin’ cloud is silver. So, I’m glad things happened the way they did.

Oh, and I also bought myself a ton of new clothes from Gap, so that definitely helped my mood. Retail therapy FTW. 🙂


1. Josh Charles - January 14, 2008

Good luck with the U.S. applications!

2. irishsof - January 15, 2008

Ohhh, best of luck on the TOEFL. Given your writing in this blog, I can’t imagine it will be any challenge!

And I second Josh’s comment – good luck on U.S. applications.

3. GDad - January 15, 2008

Ditto. Based on this blog, you have a great grasp of English. Best of luck on US college admissions.

4. Saifuddin - January 15, 2008


as-salaamu ‘alaikum. How are you? I noticed you are applying for Tisch! Thats great, I am an NYU student. Its a great school and hope you get in… I’m a little older than you, a grad student. Hope to see you on campus.


5. Teen Atheist - January 15, 2008

Saifuddin: Haha, cool. NYU Tisch is currently my Impossible Dream. I’m not sure I’ll get in, but it’s one of those things I hope to do before I die. 🙂

6. the Shaggy - January 16, 2008

Hey man, check out some Canadian schools while you’re at it – we’re substantially cheaper than American ones (a lot of U.S. students come up here because even paying as a non-Canadian is cheaper by far than U.S. schools 😉 but still have a lot of quality! Also: Canada = good beer, music, and Tim Hortons coffee! AND also: Canada = legal drinking age is 19. 18 in some provinces! Toronto is a fine town for an intelligent young atheist like yourself!

I dig that you see the options, and good luck with NYC schools. So many people I know give up… hell, I’ve given up before. Good to know that you see the bright side, even from a state of death (’cause I’ve been thinking that not posting so long means you MUSTN’T be alive, right?)

7. atheistgirl - January 16, 2008

I’m 13, I reserve the right to be tacky sometimes. But best of luck with the U.S. applications! Glad you’re not mad anymore (or dead for that matter)

8. Teen Atheist - January 16, 2008

Don’t worry, atheistgirl, you weren’t the first to ask me about whether or not I was dead. 😛 And yes, I recall being much tackier when I was 13.


9. Teen Atheist - January 16, 2008

Thanks, Shaggy! Yes, Canada sounds really nice. You’re absolutely right about the music (Matthew Good Band and Our Lady Peace fangirl, here). And plenty hot guys there, too, if Chris Jericho and Ryan Reynolds are any indication. (And Edge, on rare occasions.) XD

Good to know that you see the bright side, even from a state of death (’cause I’ve been thinking that not posting so long means you MUSTN’T be alive, right?)

*snicker* 😀

Kamron - January 8, 2015

That kind of thniikng shows you’re on top of your game

10. jgrab1 - January 17, 2008

So…….*Are* you still alive? You haven’t said.

(ducking and running)

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