Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, Lake Charles, LA, 6 AM~
Bonjour! Comment ca-vas? J'suis tres bien, et j'suis tres hereux!
Why am I so happy? Well, for starters, I got my latest report card. Scored all A's, in all of my classes! Secondly, I can look forward to a long weekend: Monday is a holiday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He was a civil rights leader, a very good one before he was assisinated.
He was also black. A lot of people say that shouldn't matter (and it shouldn't), but he believed in equality for people, black AND white, and some people did not like that, especially in the southland.
Some people still don't. It's sad that prejudice still lives on even today.
It's like the new president, Barack Obama. Some people are flappin' their jaws, saying he has no business being president because he's black; I say that's beyond rediculous. He got the most votes in the election, so let him be president; he may end up doing a good job!
I sometimes face prejudice at school, even though I'm as white as milk. It's just I'm a Cajun, and sometimes people who aren't Cajun have a problem with that. They call me a Coon-Ass, and to me, those are fightin' words, pardner! You want to make me mad, try callin' me that to my face; I'll beat y'all to a bloody pulp!!
Or they call me Frenchie, which is just as bad! I happen to be proud of my Cajun French heritage; Cajuns have made wonderful contributions to society (food, music, literature); society is made better because OF the Cajuns!!
Well, the snow of December 11-12 has since gone by the wayside. We're back to the plain, boring Louisiana landscape, the rains. We have had some rounds of severe weather, but not too much in the way of tornadoes, thank goodness. I don't do tornadoes; they frighten the wee out of me!!
I hear those sirens go off, and I'm like, "Mama, bar the door!!" and then pray twenty Hail Marys, just to keep us safe!!
Did y'all have a nice Christmas? I did; I got some new music, some new clothes, new shoes, underwear, socks, some readin' material, some paper/pens/crayons/markers, coloring books (I love to color, even though I'm fourteen; it relaxes me!), some money, and a new bookbag for school.
My sisters and brothers made out like bandits, too. They are still enjoying their new toys and stuff. They're also drivin' me crazy with all the noise!!
If y'all ask me, Christmas done went by too fast! I hate that. You have this big build up to Christmas several months ahead of time, then it's on you, and then, when you least expect it, it's OVER. And all you're left with is an empty feelin' inside. It's really a drag!
Now we're lookin' at Martin Luther King Day and President's Day, then next month is Valentine's Day, which I think is one of the stupidest holidays on earth. It's great if y'all are in love; if y'all don't have someone or aren't in love, then it's downright depressing! I HATE Valentine's Day; I see no practical use for it!!
Well, I do have school today, so I have to get ready. Also have to eat my breakfast. I will write in here again soon; until later, this is Trinity signing off! Au revoir, et laissez les bon temps rouler!! AAIIEE!!
~Love, your friend, Trinity M.G. Caillier. :)