Thursday, December 16, 2010

Good to be home (kinda)

Hey y'all, it's me and I'm home.
Well, it still looks like home and it's still in the 70s like home (unlike the layers and layers of snow I was in back in Oregon) but everything about AMS feels different.

For starters, the place is aglow with holiday spirit, given that the big pageant is tomorrow.

And speaking of the pageant, I've heard it's going to be the biggest ever. Hilary Lang (who returned this semester from California) was elected student body president, and she's been working hard on it. There's a Nutcracker ballet, with Maitte Luna (Marisol's sister) playing Clara and Meredith Hopkins as the Sugar Plum Fairy. The all-new Glee Club (I think that one was the idea of one of the new girls) is singing a Christmas medley. Mia St. Clair is going to do a special ice-skate. I've even heard that one of the new girls convinced Lindsey to sing a Hanukkah number -- in Hebrew.

I hate to say it, but Hilary is doing as good a job as student body president as I would have -- perhaps better.

That isn't the only thing that's different at AMS. Meredith Hopkins' vise-grip over the upper-grade girls isn't quite as tight as it was.

Sure, she has her chosen group of girls she hangs with, and I'm sorry to say Natalie Spencer is one of them, but there are some fissures in the group. Harriet told me yesterday that there was a fight at Natalie's birthday party. I'm not sorry I wasn't at that party. I was on a plane headed back.

I'm beginning to think they really wouldn't miss me that much if I transferred. Especially to that Innerstar Magnet school I'm looking at.

Hey, how do you guys like my new profile pic? And the in-progress re-design of my blog?


The Crazy Doll Lady!! said...

Glad that you made it home and was able to slip right into life again .. we miss you here .. ..

Not much going on since you left .. but Hannah arrived so maybe we will get out to do more ..

Take care and Merry Christmas,

Sophie Amélie said...

Salut Haley,

Your new profile picture is cute. I really like that new outfit, particularly the beret (mais oui, I do have a particular obsession with berets!).

Yeah, transitioning back to what many people call the "daily grind," can be pretty difficult to do when you've been traveling for a while. I know that I'm not looking forward to that at all.


Wendy said...

I like the new profile pic! That outfit looks good on you. =)

I bet it feels weird to come back in the middle of the semester. But at least you'll get to hang out with Vee and all your friends. =)