Part 2 of a 2-part series on TJ. See part 1 here.
But first, Happy World AIDS Day. And Happy Have an Apple A Day Day, because to Mrs. Molnar and Mrs. Bryant apple nutrition facts are more important than dying children in third world countries.
So we got to listen to their stupid Mother Goose poem again, and they played a game where you sorted dumb apple facts into categories like Nutritional, Random, Irrelevant, and Why The Hell Did You Think This Was A Good Fact.
I didn’t learn anything about apples. I just learned that Mrs. Bryant looks dumb in an apple costume.
Now that that’s over with…
I don’t want to go to TJ. Yes, I value my education because it gives me lots of material for this blog. But other things I value include:
- Free time.
- Having a life.
- ’nuff said.
Okay, now the real reason.
It’s technically called TJ HS for Science and Technology. The TJ curriculum, unsurprisingly, bogs you down with lots of math, science and technology courses. I’m okay with those subjects. I even have an advantage in them (namely, being Asian). But it’s not like my idea of Saturday night is doing math problems. I like doing other stuff, too. And with all the required STEM classes at TJ, I won’t be able to squeeze in all the other stuff that I want to do in high school. Like stage crew. I did the lights for Music Man last year. That was awesome. And Home Ec. I purposely avoided it this year because of Mrs. Bryant and Mrs. Molnar (Mrs. Oxford left). And TJ doesn’t offer Home Ec. Wonderful.
Bottom line is, I can’t do the things I’d like to do in high school if I go to TJ. It’s only four years, and I’d like to make the most of them. And my definition of that isn’t math on a Saturday night. Or learning about apples, for that matter.