Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The good news is, I want to thank you all SO much for all of the support for my blog. I'm starting to love the blog world more than Facebook and Myspace! Haha, my mom is so excited when I get comments and followers. Soon, I think she'll get upset due to the fact people love my blog more than hers! (; After all, I am the excellent blogger of the family.

The bad and ugly news time! Remember my whole art project with the pictures and map of China? Well it was a difficult process, my teacher ruined it like two times but thank goodness for my best friend Abbey who left her studyhall to come help me! (Thanks Abs!) We FINALLY had the map painted red and the Chinese writing all over and the bell rang so we decided to put the pictures on the next day. When I got to fifth period, my map was not on the wall so I figured my teacher had taken it down once it dried. That was not the case... apparently the map was thrown away by a student or a custodian. The pictures were safe, thank goodness! But I still had to project the map onto the wall, paint it, yada yada yada.... and now the pictures were able to be put on!

Well... I came to school the next day to see that my project had been vandalized, along with another girls project who had to deal with those from different countries seeing what they missed. It was an amazing project, and she had put a lot of effort into it, I'm talking interviews, meetings, after school work, you get the point? Haha, anyways my teacher was so upset about our projects, especially mine after all the effort I had put into it. My entire class even took time to help with all of the pictures by cutting them out! I was so upset after I had re-done the project three times possibly?

I was so worried about all that had happened, I mean who in the world would feel obligated to destroy TWO art projects?! Obviously a racist person. I cannot tell you how many had come up and questioned me about my project. I was more than willing to answer, was it offensive in any way? I had all of these questions running through my head, especially what was going to happen to my grade? No fears... my group and I recieved a 100%

To all the parents who sent me pictures, know that your childrens' privacy was not violated! I only put their little adorable faces on there, no names or anything! Please do not worry, you and your families are safe. I appreciate all the pictures I got and am SO SORRY my project got ruined.

So there is your weekend dose of the good, the bad, and the ugly!


Gracie/Pooch said...

Well.... Good Job and Sorry about your project!!

epin said...

That's horrible. I am so sorry that you had to go through this ugliness, but congrats on your wonderful grade. Glad that Hana could be part of your project.

Epin (who is in HK and 2 days from Pax's adoption)

Emily said...

i am so sorry that happened-- and twice!! the world has changed a lot since I was in school:(

Kristin said...

Oh Meggie, that is terrible about your project. I know you were very excited about it.

So, is blogging more fun than Facebook? I just joined Facebook and haven't quite figured it all out. :-)

meggie (: said...

Ms. Kristin -

I do believe blogging is more fun than Facebook. I only use it for the picture portion. (: But I think I'm going to delete mine soon, which would make my mom happier.

Kristin said...

I agree that blogging is more fun than FB. But part of that is because I don't have time to figure it all out!!

I will keep my FB account because Katie is my friend. :-) I'd like to keep tabs on her when she leaves me for college.

Now, I need to get back into blogging mode. I'm falling down on the job!

Denise said...

How frustrating for you! I am so sorry. I would hope that students your age would be above racism, but I suppose that's a bit Polly Anna of me. I'm glad you got it done, that you got a 100% and that people stepped up to help you and the other girl. See, there truly are good people in this world.

Trish said...

I am sorry about your project. I am sure it was spectacular! I love your blog. Austin had started one a few weeks ago so he was excited to know you have one as well.

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