People that annoy me- the totally biased opinions of a teenage girl

Terrorists annoy me. Why must fear rule our lives?

Teachers annoy me. Why must homework take precedent over relaxation and fun?

School annoys me. Why must college be so expensive?

My mom annoys me. Why must I be sheltered and controlled to the point where I want to almost run away?

Back stabbing girls annoy me. Why must girls be such vipers to each other?

Idiots annoy me. Why must people not think before they speak?

Homophobic people annoy me. Why must people be so close minded?

People who don’t believe in mental illnesses annoy me. Why would must you tell me to go jump of a roof and kill myself?

Non feminist females annoy me. Why must people accept being inferior?

Non feminist males annoy me. Why must people think themselves superior?

People with no sense of humor annoy me. Why must you stand there and not recognize my joke?

Cheaters annoy me. Why must people not be able to go through life without shortcuts?

Lazy people annoy me. Why must you sit there while others work?

Boys annoy me. Why must they never admit that they like you?

Thieves annoy me. Why must people take what doesn’t belong to them?

The government annoys me. Why must I never be able to understand it?

Donald Trump annoys me. Why must he be such a pig?

People who hate on book lovers annoy me. Why must you hate on someone’s passion?

People who think I’m weird annoy me. Why must I let your thoughts affect my own thoughts and self image.

Crying babies annoy me. Why must I have to be annoyed by it?

Rude people annoy me. Why must you make an effort to put a damper on someone’s day?

Close minded people annoy me. Why must people lack the ability to accept differences?

Optimists annoy me. Why must others be so freaking happy and positive all the time?

I annoy myself. Why must I complain so much?

My brain annoys me. Why must it make me so insecure?

Hmmm. The thoughts that crowd my brain sometimes and beg to be spilled on paper…

I’ll probably delete this in a few days.

Well. Idk. What annoys you? Let’s complain together! …




My Junior Year of High School To-Do List

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I’m starting my junior year of high school in a week, the hardest year of high school supposedly. I started making myself a to-do list and instantly got overwhelmed, so what better to do than make a discussion type blog post about it?


-Study for my learner’s permit

-Turn 16 and get learner’s permit

-Register for driver’s ed

I’ve already started studying for my learner’s permit, but the only thing I’m worried about is that driver’s ed starts three days after I turn 16 so that’s how long I have to get my permit. I’m also worried about Cross Country and Driver’s Ed being on the same day, (Meet wise, I know I have to miss practice once a week already).

-Get 16 year old working papers

And then I have to get new working papers because I currently have the 14-15 year old one, but I need the 16 and up one.


-Study for and take the PSAT

I took the psat last year and did okay, but this time it really counts for the National Merit Scholarship award so I want to do even better and for that I need to actually study this time.


-Register for CPR re-certification

I got my lifeguard certification last year, but the CPR part of it needs to be renewed every year so that’s what I need to do in December.


-Study for midterms

Midterm season!


-Junior Prom Date

I know it seems trivial, but hello, I read contemporaries and NA and adult romance novels, obviously prom is going to be important to me. I went to senior prom last year with a friend but this is way different. Prom is in April so in March if I don’t get asked about midway through I’m going to ask someone, and if I don’t, I’ll just go with my friends in a group.


-Junior Prom

Yay, prom at the end of the month.

(Also I need to start studying for IB exams this month)


-IB Exams

I NEED to do well on these exams!

-Get a summer job!

I might work as a lifeguard in the same place I worked this summer or I might get a less paying job as a camp counselor with lifeguard on the side at the same place. And if not, Barnes and Noble or the library is always a last resort.


-Look at SAT, subject SAT’s and ACT test and test centers

I don’t know yet if I’m taking the ACT but I’ll need to look into that soon.

-Finals and Regents studying!

End of the year studying!

This of course is just a general list. Not including my outside activities of battle of the books, taekwondo, dance, cross country, and track.

Also not included is clubs such as Spanish Club, DECA, Ethics Bowl, and Mock Trial.

Also obviously community service is necessary for National Honor Society as well attending school events for National Honor Society and Spanish Club/Honor Society such as Homecoming and Safe Halloween.

Am I missing anything that I need to do in my junior year? Leave me a comment!

Also a disclaimer, I realize this may sound like a lot to juggle, but really, I did it last year with only one mental breakdown so I think I can handle it again.

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser

P.s. I’m currently doing a giveaway right now for my birthday in a few weeks, the rafflecopter link here:


Also if you want to see the blog post that I did itself, you can click here:


So yeah…i had a mental/nervous breakdown today

I got a 100 on mostly every essay in English last year, with the exception of the first two where i got 95’s because i was still adjusting to the teacher’s likes.

I love to write, i am a great writer, i know this. My English average has always been a 98, my favorite class and my best average.

This year, i have a really hard teacher who takes no nonsense from anyone. She also grades harsher than last years teacher.

So when my friends were all talking about the in the 90’s grade they received on their essays, i though, great, i’m a better writer than they are, so i’ll get a good grade too.

It’s 6th period, and i check parent portal, the website where our grades are, and i see an 80 as my essay grade, dropping my average to a 93.

This is not possible. I promptly try and fight tears, but then the bell rings, and lo and behold, English is my next class.

I’m very angry with the teacher, at myself, and at everyone.

I’m also trying to fight tears.

At the very end of class, the freaking teacher pulls me outside with my essay and asks if i’m ok.

Do i look freaking ok? No! The worst thing you can ask someone who’s fighting tears is if they’re ok, because then they’ll start crying all over you. That is the theme of this story, remember it.

She shows me my grade and starts talking about why i got an 88.

Wait, what!????? I got an 80 i thought. Then i start sobbing, i have no idea why, and apparently, i got 12 points off because my thesis wasn’t specific enough. Understandable, but 12 points!!!??? Honestly, this has been my lowest essay grade throughout high school and even middle school. Frustration.

My English teacher clearly is an idiot because she takes me back into the classroom, a sobbing mess, and hands me tissues. The bell for 7th period has rung by now, everyone is filing out and staring at me crying.

To make it worse, i decided to wear mascara today and i had it running down my face.

So the teacher logs into her account and tells me that the grade is an 88, not an 80.

But i did see an 80, and so did my mom.


Then the bell rings again. I’m officially late for 8th period and still sobbing for no reason.

The teacher refuses to give me a pass because she has a no pass policy.

I’m trying to calm down as i’m about to enter my math class, when a senior who i have a club with says hi to me.

I turn around, he asks me what’s wrong…and i start sobbing all over again.

Ugh, great, i walk into math a little calmer now…and realize we have a substitute. And she’s the bitchy 80 year old English teacher that everyone hates (not my English teacher, another one)

I walk up to her, put my backpack on my desk and tell her my name and that i’m here.

She looks at my red and blotchy face and FREAKING ASKS ME WHY I’M LATE.

I can’t tell her of course because i start sobbing again. The class was doing group work, and not paying attention to me, so i quickly ask to have a minute outside, and grab the tissue box and run outside into the hallway.

I blow my nose and try to calm down when the freaking substitute walks out and tells me that i can’t sit outside alone and that she has to send me to guidance or the nurse in a minute.

She goes back inside and i want to punch her. I start crying even harder and another teacher walks by and asks if i’m ok.

I say i’m fine.

She says she knows and asks if i wanted to go to guidance.

I say yes.

She goes to get my books from the classroom and walks me down the social office where i have a complete breakdown for the rest of the period and cry.

The bell rings for 9th period then, and i’m still shaky, but i have a test next period…

I don’t go and spend the rest of the period calming down and basically having a therapy session, great.

Now i’m home typing this up. My mom just called me. I’m crying again.

I’m not crying anymore.

My face is disgusting.

It’s all red and all of my makeup rubbed off.

I don’t know what happened today.

I’m grateful to the random teacher in the hallway who knew what to do without causing a scene and sparing me from walking back into the classroom and facing my classmates and the bitchy sub.

I don’t know why i was crying. I think it was the shock of the original 80.

Or maybe i’m being too hard on myself. My overall average is still a 94. I’m just disappointed it’s not higher.

(P.s My English teacher called my mom. Great. That’s probably why my mom called me) 😦

The only good part was what i got in the mail just now:


But i’m not going to read them because i have to study for two AP tests this weekend and i can’t have these amazing books distracting me.

So yeah, overall, i’ve had a pretty shitty day and i’m so stressed out and only in 10th grade so it’s only just going to get harder.

I’m really grateful to the social worker person who talked me through it today.


Avril Lavigne and Green Day Obsessed Apparently- My Fav Songs of 2015 (so far)


Since i’m off from school today, i thought that i’d take the opportunity to make another ‘Life’ post. My blog title is ‘YA Books and General Life’ and i haven’t done a general life post since September, so let’s do one now!

So ever since i got a smartphone in September, i’ve been using the iheart radio app all the time to listen to music! Today i thought that i would share some of the songs i’m totally obsessed with of late.

1. Teenagers and Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance  

2. Brain Stew, American Idiot, Basket Case, She, Holiday, 21 Guns by Green Day

3. Misery Business and Decode by Paramore

4. Gives You Hell and Dirty Little Secret by All- American Rejects

5. Savior by Rise Against      

6. Self Esteem and You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid by The Offspring

7. Fat Lip by Sum 41  

8. Skater Boy, Girlfriend, What the Hell, Never Growing Up, Complicated, Happy Ending by Avril Lavigne (I’ve actually been obsessed with her since 7th grade…)

9. Maroon 5 in general

10. Immortals, Uma Thurman, My Songs…Centuries, Thanks for the Memories by Fall Out Boy

11. I write sins…, Miss. Jackson, This is gospel, Hallelujah by Panic! At the disco

12. Taylor Swift- Wildest dreams most recently 😉

13. In the end by Linkin Park  

14. In Bloom by Nirvana

15. Revolution by The Beatles      

16. Small Things by Blink 182

17. Drag me Down by One Direction    

18. She’s Kinda Hot by 5SOS

19. Confident by Demi Lovato      

20. Come get some by Counterfeit Rock

21.Tear in my heart, stressed out by Twenty One Pilots  

22. Hit It by American Authors

23. Welcome to my life by Simple Plan        

24. 1985 by Bowling for Soup

25. Chocolate by The 1975      

And that’s it! …for now! Do we have any favs in common? Or do you have any musical recommendations? 😉

-Calliope (5)

P.S. the image I used in the banner is from freepik 😉