October 11th, 2001


What do you do...?

When there's a bomb threat on your school?

I still can't quite believe it. Nothing happened, but the entire school was called down to the auditorium for about 20 minutes. There was a note left in the cafeteria saying that there would be an explosion at ten o'clock this morning. The police were here; they searched the building.

It was one of the most frightening things ever. I don't like being yelled at, especially not on such a large scale. 1400 students and 150 teachers being yelled at by the principal at ten in the morning is not fun.

I just don't understand. Amy's physics class found the note. She shook through the entire assembly.
  • Current Music
    Latin class rumors...
diner friends

Damn those Aussies...

How come all the good never-before-released Everclear singles go to them? >.<

I'm about to brave that Austrailian auction just so I can get that 'So Much For The Afterglow' cd with three bonus tracks. And I still want the 'Wonderful' cd single that Amy has.

And I want 'Live From Toronto'. And I want 'White Trash Hell'.

>.< Aaaaa-aaart! You had to go and make this complicated, didn't you?

Well... I guess it would make you more money...
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    'Duvet'- Serial Experiments Lain

A letter sent home with us about today...

I cut non-relevant bits out

"Dear Parents and Students,

It had come to our attention that a note was left in our school sometime this morning indicating a bomb would explode at 10:00am. Utilizing our designed saftey plan, we immediately contacted the Kent City Police and assessed the situation. With their help, a search was conducted while students were in class in those areas most likely to contain any explosive device. A complete and thorough search of the auditorium was done to insure a "safe area" for our students and faculty. At 9:48AM I called all students, faculty, and staff to the auditorium to allow the authorities to do another sweep of the rest of the building. We put everyone in our auditorium that is remote from the rest of the building for safety. We were given the all clear signal and proceed to our fourth period classes.
It is never an easy decision as to what to do in any situation that threatens the safety of our school community. Not only do I feel responsible for all students, I also have a son here at R. High School and his safety is always utmost in my mind. I would like to congratulate our students in how maturely they handled the situation and their response to the interruption of their school day. While some contacted parents and asked to go home, the vast majority of our students stayed and continued their learning.
We live in a difficult time as the terrorist attacks of a month ago and the ensuing stress of a military conflict hang heavily over the whole society. We will continue to be diligent in our resolve to do all that is necessary to protect our students and staff.


By the way, it makes me uneasy enough to know that we have a 'designed safety plan'.

>.< I wish this wasn't something we had to worry about.
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    "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"- David Greenslade

Dear god...

"Dear God make me a bird so I can fly far, far far away from here."

"Dear God make me a bird so I can fly far, far far away from here."

I will always be weird inside/ I will always be lame

Trying to color. Repetitive motions and ultimately boring task making things seem more manageable.

For some reason it is also soothing to listen to the same three songs over and over and over. Why is that? It may have something to do with me being lazy and not wanting to change the damn cd... but...

Am also becoming irritated with people I have no right to be irritated with. It's very unfair, to them mostly. Not that they'd know or care. Am getting the feeling that I want to flick them and say "Hey, butt out for half a second". Lordy, you can't get anything done around here.

But it's just some nice irrational jealousy. That tendency I have to say or do things that scream "Pay attention to ME!" It's why I did theatre, for chrissakes. Because, when I did, everyone would pay attention to me and that was the whole damn point. But I stopped liking the spotlight. Mostly all I want is to be acknowledged, I think. But I don't want to be paid attention to constantly.

Ok. I want to be acknowledged by people I like. But not everyone I like knows how much I like them because I don't come right out and say "Hey, you're cool", "Hey, you're interesting", "Hey, I value your friendship", or even "Hey, I like you, dammit!" I'm not good at that. I am, quite honestly, a shy person trapped in an outgoing person's personality. There are a lot of times when I don't feel like I have the right to participate, or when I feel like just sitting on the sidelines and watching and listening is good enough for me.

Anyway... analysis ramblings... I should stop. I honestly want to reply to things, but at the same time don't feel like it. So if you were expecting something from me, it ain't gonna happen (god, is anyone expecting anything from me anymore?).

Bah... I sleep soon.
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    'I'm On Your Time'- Everclear