Things To Do Before School Starts This Fall

A comprehensive guide.

  1. Sleep enough to make up for all those 4-hour study-crammed nights you pulled during spring finals. Start to lose the bags under your eyes.
  2. Raid the library frequently. Get to the point that the librarians recognize you and point you towards the manga and/or historical fiction sections.
  3. Watch the Phantom of the Opera movie. The one with Gerard Butler. Swoon the entire way through.
  4. Rent a butler for an hour. Decide to call the butler Sebastian. Butler is a girl? Even better– Sebastina.
  5. Don’t actually call your butler that, ’cause you’ll tick her off. Her name is Julia.
  6. Break down and buy the walkthrough for Pokemon Pearl. Suddenly it’s a heck of a lot easier to get through Mount Coronet to Cyrus.
  7. Breed an army of Psyducks and name them after Death Note characters.
  8. Watch Phineas and Ferb. Emulate.
  9. Go swimming and LARP as the characters from H20 (Oh goodness….)
  10. Find all those stupid YouTube videos you’re too busy to bother with the rest of the year.
  11. Try Zumba. Shimmy, step, and repeat. For three hours.
  12. Laugh as dad leaves for work at 8. Stay in your pajamas until he comes home just to mock him.
  13. Write a novel.
  14. Spend quality time with your laptop. (What, you thought I was going to say friends? LOL.)
  15. Your biology homework, because your teacher’s evil.
  16. Go see Les Mis live. Catcall when Enjolras bows at the end. (I cried, like, on three separate occasions. When Enjolras died, Bring Him Home, and when Jean Val Jean died.)
  17. Meet all sorts of hot guys. Through novels, TV, manga, and video games. Obviously.
  18. Put Michael Crawford’s photo in your fridge. Not on it, in it.
  19. Shamelessly quote High School Musical. (Hey, it was the funniest line!)
  20. NOT break parentally-inforced curfew (And that’s why this post stops at 20…)

Anything I missed? Comment. (Most, not all, of this stuff was based on things that have actually happened to me over the course of the summer. Up to you to guess which ones :D)

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17 Responses to Things To Do Before School Starts This Fall

  1. annanm says:

    I’m currently engaging in step 8… which leads my sister to believe I am an idiot. (NOT part of step 8)

    • annanm says:

      I’m currently engaging in step 8… which leads my sister to believe I am an idiot. (NOT part of step 8 )

    • Aloha says:

      Phineas and Ferb is one of the only shows both my siblings and I can watch together and all enjoy. (The others are Avatar: The Last Airbender and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog XD).

      It’s such a neat show, though! Normally I think Disney shows are shallow, but it’s got creativity, humor, and really, really catchy music πŸ˜€

      “My goody-two-shoes brother… the favorite of my mother… is the one I’d like to smother… with a load of pigeon poooo!!”
      “‘Cause I ain’t got rhythm… no I ain’t got rhythm….”

      And all my friends and I know the theme song from heart. You could say it’s our summer anthem.

  2. Mercy says:

    You forgot not forgetting to be awesome. And also painting your nails with DFTBA. Which is what I just did. While watching old Vlogbrothers videos.
    And also read The Great Gatsby for the Nerdfighters virtual book club. (You have until Wednesday to read the prologue through chapter 6. Here.) And also finish that nerdy bucket list that you started so long ago and didn’t finish. And also spending quality time with your horse? Who is hopefully getting better in the foot area?
    And also stalking the blogs of others. And also pray for old women named Delores who walk into your friend Mercy’s church and politely ask for a Bible. (See what I just did there? Will you pray for her, please?) And also eat as many zucchini-related food products as possible. And also read as many books as possible.
    And I can’t think of more at the moment, but rest assured: if I do, I will let you know.

    • Aloha says:

      You are the embodiment of awesome, my friend! If I painted my nails I’d be right there beside ya. DFTBA film the wombat! (XD)

      Mm, I’ve been meaning to read that book. I’ve heard it’s really good, I’ve just never actually gotten my hands on it. What do you think of it?
      NERDY BUCKET LIST, oh my goodness! Thanks for reminding me, because it had totally slipped my mind!! I’ll have to go through that stuff…. maaan, that feels like a long time ago πŸ˜›
      Yeah, I was trying to make a more general list, though, and since only a few people have horses (and hopefully none of them are injured 😦 ’cause it sucks), I didn’t add it. But yeah, I have been spending a lot of time with her.
      Heck yes to the stalking of blogs πŸ˜€ And I will definitely plasy for Delores! She sounds like a neat woman.
      OKAY, I need help, Mercy, and you’re the most qualified. What, exactly, is the difference between a cucumber and a zucchini? For the longest time (aka until last week) I thought they were the same thing…..

  3. Autumn says:

    i’ve done 2, 3 and constantly doing 17 and 13 happens on and off . As well as many other cool things and its not even holidays here in Australia!!!!!

    • Aloha says:

      Wow, awesome! That Phantom movie…. *grin and swoon* Gerard Butler is so awesome. The original Broadway songs might be better, but I love the look of the movie. The sets (especially the underground) are just so GORGEOUS! I can watch the scene with The Music of the Night over and over again.

  4. Zumba! My Mom adores it. I don’t particularly like dancing around in front of other people like an idiot. I prefer to do belly dancing in my room. Alone. *nods* I am ignoring how weird that probably sounds and moving on…

    And good luck with number 13! I’m almost done with my first spring/summer novel and I’m doing CampNaNoWriMo next month. I’m not trying to brag. But hey, you wanna write a novel together with me next month? Not together, together. But we can race! That would be fun.

    • Aloha says:

      XD My mom got the Zumba starter kit recently, and we’ve been messing around with it. It’s fun, but harder than it looks, man! I start yelling at the screen when I get frustrated. Seriously, how long can you rotate your hips before it gets boring? And exhausting?

      Alright! Next month is gonna be REALLY crazy, ’cause I start school again on the 10th (a new school, even!) but I think having a novel to write could help calm my nerves. Plus, I’m hoping all my teachers will take it a bit easy on us the first month, so if I’m gonna do it, now’s probably the time…. lol. Email me and we can work something out!

      • I would probably like doing it better that way. The only time I’ve ever done Zumba is at my college where they have classes. And, like I said, I don’t like dancing in front of other people. So like have fun with the Zumba kit!

        Lol, it’s not just your stomach. It’s your butt too. It’s fun to see what parts of your body you can twist in a circle without moving the rest of your body.

        Okay, I will email you. And we will work something out πŸ™‚

      • Aloha says:

        Ah, yeah. The reason we got the kit is because one of our friends who just moved here was a Zumba instructor before she came. Mom wanted to get the kit in case said friend decided to start up an inter-church Zumba club or something πŸ™‚

        That sounds like good exercise!

  5. melsar93 says:

    Learn to cook one meal very well. It’s a great skill to have and if it is something you like eating all the better.
    I know you are going to say you can’t cook, but that is just another reason to do it. Besides no matter how the food turns out it makes for great blogging.

    • Aloha says:

      Hm, that’s a good idea (and my mom agrees with you! In an attempt to get me more prepared for adulthood, she’s having me take over a portion of the family cooking… eek!)

      Next week I’ll be cooking almost all the meals (wish me luck *sweatdrop*) so I’m thinking of doing a cooking-themed week as far as posting goes. I’ve made goulash and tofurkey before, taking pictures like you do so I could blog it, but I always forget a step or two and don’t bother uploading. I’ll try hard next week though….

      Any tips for cooking/ writing cooking-themed posts? You’re the expert πŸ™‚

      • melsar93 says:

        I have decided that pictures are the key to a great cooking blog. The trick for the pictures is to get someone else to take them. Kira (my wife) takes all of the pictures while I am stressing about getting the meal done perfectly.

        Cook things you like to eat and never cook on an empty stomach. If you are hungry you will not have enough patience.

        Have a drink near you while you are cooking, it is hot in the kitchen.

        If you are lucky something will go horribly wrong and you’ll get a great blog post out of it. The successes make for pretty pictures, but the disasters are much easier to write about.

        Good luck. I am looking forward to seeing what you cook.

      • Aloha says:

        Thank you so much for the tips! Next week should be interesting, to say the least. All of it’s going to be vegetarian, and considering my current cooking talent…… disasters are imminent πŸ™‚

  6. Nia says:

    Sebastina. xD

    My plans before summer’s over are…

    -Go camping.
    -Catch up with summer homework.
    -Fix bike tires.
    -Dump a full bucket of water on gf’s head.
    -Start learning Spanish.
    -Finish Deep Dive 14.

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