Weds., September 3, 2008, 10:30 a.m., D.S.T., Nashville, Tennessee, Study Hall~
Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux here. Am writing this in Study Hall; school has started back up; started yesterday, and I am not too happy about it.
Seems like only yesterday when summer just started and school just ended; now, all of a sudden, I'm sitting in a classroom with 32 other students, and some of them are really being obnoxious, making it hard for me to concentrate.
I wish I were still on summer vacation; at least then I didn't have to worry about getting up at the crack of dawn, making sure I eat enough for breakfast, taking my morning dosages of meds, or worrying about what I was going to wear to school. I could sleep in to noon if I so chose to, I could do whatever I wanted, with (hardly) anybody to bother me, and we could go to exciting destinations for vacation.
No homework or teacher's dirty looks to worry about. It was wonderful, but summer vacation went waaaay too fast for my liking!!
Bring it back!!! I demand a recount!!!!
I'm in the tenth grade now. I'm no longer the baby on the bottom of the totom pole; yet the juniors and seniors still look down their noses at me, and it makes me a mite uncomfortable. I just hope some of the girls in the higher grades don't try any of their nasty tricks on me! I'm not teased nearly as bad as I was, but I still make some people uncomfortable when they see my disabilities, which is a shame!
I also think some of them are jealous because I'm pretty, smart, and talented. I'm NOT bragging here, folks, just stating facts. It's nice to be this way, but at times, it's a curse, and I HATE it at times!
If people could overlook my accomplishments as well as my disabilities, see me as a typical almost-sixteen-year-old teenager, the world would be a whole lot better off!
Last night, I watched "AGT"; it's whittlin' time. Some of the acts I hope would go through didn't, and some are still quite questionable to me (i.e., "the ZOOperstars", this obviously very gay guy who dressed as a woman and sang opera, etc.). I pray they don't go through! They were not my cup of tea; still aren't. The one I want to go through is Kaitlyn Maher, this four-year-old girl who sings quite well for her age. She's not as well polished as a lot of the older, most established acts, but she's wonderful, and I really like her. A lot.
I could be angry at people like Kaitlyn Maher, Neal Boyd, or Sick Step, because they get a chance to advance to the top ten, and I was cut right after I got there to Las Vegas. I am disappointed, but I am not angry at any of them because they were a lot better than me, and they deserve to go to the top, in my opinion!!
One I still wish who was still in the hunt was little David Militello, this nine year old boy with autism; he got cut, which really made me mad. Still makes me mad whenever I think about it; it wasn't fair! He was a lot better than some of the acts still in the competition!!
Tonight is more whittlin'; it will soon be narrowed down to the top ten from the top twenty. I pray people like Kaitlyn Maher, Jessica Price, Neal Boyd, Michael Strelo Smith, or the Wright Kids make it into the top ten!
Another one I'd like to see there is Donald Braswell, this guy who had been injured (neck injury), and wasn't expected to talk, let alone, sing again; and yet he sings beautifully, like an angel! A real miracle story there, folks! He's quite good himself; he's another one of my favorites!
My new foster brother, Billy Ray, is here; he came Friday, and already he's proving to be a challenge. On Saturday he locked us out when we'd returned home from the store, and I thought for sure mama was going to bust the door in in her attempts to try to get inside. She was really fit to be tied! She wore Billy Ray a new butthole, really chewed him out, and put him in the corner. Of course, he threw a duck fit! I love him, but he's a pain in the butt; at times I wish he didn't even come! He's a real handful!
I just wonder what other tricks he has up his sleeve; he's a bad little kid! I am seriously beginnin' to think he was never disciplined; he sure acts like he hasn't been! He's quite the character!
On Monday (Labor Day), we went to the studios of the local tv station for the MDA telethon; we manned the phones for part of the day and enjoyed the local entertainment. I entertained during the 2:00 hour, and Johnny sang an hour later. We were very busy, and the telethon had another banner record-setting year: something like $65 million was raised for the MDA.
We watched the nationally televised portion, and some of the acts featured were Celine Dion (I just love her!!), Taylor Ware (ditto!), Terry Fator (ditto; he's a scream!!), Casey Kasem, and Wayne Newton. Of course, Jerry Lewis was there; he's lookin' his age, poor guy. I felt sorry for him. Ed McMahon was there, too; he's no spring chicken either. Both are in their seventies or eighties; they're old guys. Yet they're still pluggin' away! :)
After the telethon ended, we went to the park, where we had our picnic; we had hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, pickles, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, choice of condiments for our sammies, water or sodas, and for dessert, watermelon, bananas, or orange sherbet ice cream. It was yummers!! :)
The weather was beautiful; however, we are due to have rain tonight, what's left from Gustav. We may get some heavy rain out of it, including a chance of severe weather. Hope not; I don't do severe weather very well, and I know it's going to rain: my joints are singing a duet with Neal E. Boyd; they may give him some operatic competition! *OW* LOL
Well, Study Hall is fixin' to end, so I'd best go now if I want to get to my next class (English Lit) on time. I will write in here again next time; until then, take care and God bless! This is Ronee' signin' off (or should that be singin' off?? LOL)! Bye! C ya! Wouldn't wanna be ya!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your gal pal, Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux. :D