“Joe”

3:00 pm.

Joe, Woody, John Mellon
Went into hiding, though not a felon
Just a bit of paint
Never called him a saint
Permanent aerosol letters spellin’
Clash.

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Asylum Photos

6:10 pm.

On Monday, we went to the Old State Hospital. This is one of my favourite things about Traverse City; it’s an old mental asylum, established in 1885 under the premise of “beauty is therapy”. It was shut down in 1989, and fell into a state of disrepair until recently; a few of the buildings have been restored already, and more have been bought, with the intentions to restore them and preserve the history. You can read more about the place here.

While I was there on Monday evening, I took over 300 photos. I have since sorted through and edited them, and I was able to narrow it down to twenty-three favourites. And, here they are:

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(note: all photos of the insides of the buildings were taken through broken windows. No trespassing occurred 🙂 )

 

 

 

The End.

1:08 pm.

It’s coming. We have only eleven (!) days of school left. Yesterday, we got our yearbooks, always the true sign that the school year is drawing a close. Yesterday was also the seniors’ last day of school (they always get out a couple weeks before the rest of us). It’s odd; the last class between my sister and her graduation from high school is now gone. Crazy!

Our lilacs are in bloom, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The trees are all green with leaves. However, it’s unseasonably cold; yesterday, it was in the 50s! Today it’s in the 60s, but still, usually we are in the 70s at least. (These are degrees in Fahrenheit; I’ve just realised that you guys may not have gotten that, most of you being European, and America being one of the only countries not in Celsius.)

So, what else is new? My orchestra concerts went well (both of them), and so did the AP World History exam.

Oh, and I have a couple photos:

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I don’t Know which marble photo I prefer. Let me know what you guys think (if you have any opinion on the matter). 🙂

So Yeah.

6:56 pm.

Hello all. Sorry for my sparse posts; you see, the AP exam for my AP World History class is in a week from today, and my Honors English class research paper is just getting into full swing, not to mention that May is the Month of An Event Every Other Night. So, I’ve not had much time left on my hands to to fun things, like read and blog and pet my cats (that last one was a joke).

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