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04 October 2008 @ 08:04 am
Megan's SATs and the Green River Killer  
I feel like I've been up forever. I just drove Megan to a high school (we got there kinda early) to take another one of her SAT tests.

I remember when I took the SAT, there was just the one but now they have the main SAT test and the ones that test you on individual subjects. I'm not sure of the subject tests she's taking today but I hope she does well.

*crosses fingers*

I had to leave really bloody early to drive into Auburn. As I was driving, I noticed Megan was a little quiet and a bit nervous so knowing my daughter had never been to Auburn, when we drove over the Green River, I turned to her:

me: You know, that's the Green River that everybody means when they talk about the Green River Killer.

Mgean: *brows furrowing* Who was he?

me: He was like this serial killer named after the river where they found most of the bodies. They think he may have killed more women than Ted Bundy.

Megan: Who did he kill?

me: I think prostitutes mainly.

Megan: I didn't even know they existed around here.

me: They exist everywhere. Just coz you can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there. It's not like Hollywood Blvd where you can see them as plain as day. 5:00 they would come out. In fact, when I was a health inspector in Hollywood, I knew it was time to go home when the girls and their pimps would come out. It was like 'oh look, a working girl,' it must be quitting time.

Megan: Still, I'd hate to go to a high school next to the river where they found the bodies. *shivers*

me: This coming from a girl who lives near and goes to school next to the river where at least one person dies every year in the summer from some stupid accident. Remember that guy with the ice chest strapped to his ankle who was pulled under and the chest acted liked an anchor? I'm surprised his spirit doesn't haunt the valley, people hearing this strange scraping sound at night as he drags the ice chest behind him like the chains he must wear into eternity...

Megan: Mom, I know what you're doing. You're trying to put me at ease.

me: Is it working?

Megan: Strangely enough, yes. You have this uncanny ability to calm people.

me: I try...

Really, I do try. :)
Current Mood: awakeawake
Create Your Realitycourt1429 on October 4th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
BWAHAHAHAHA! I would expect nothing less from you, Maria, than to calm your daughter before a stressful event with tales of mayhem and death. And I would expect nothing less of Megan than to be soothed by them! ♥

When'd they start with the subject SATs? I don't think my kid took extra ones and that's only been about 7 or so years ago.
Maria: blinking owlslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
She wouldn't be my daughter is she didn't know what I was doing! LOL!

I'm not sure either. When she told me about them, I was completely in the dark too. I think it's a really new thing and they're completely voluntary (I know the SATs are voluntary too, but if you want to get into college, you have to take them - I think you don;'t need to take these as long as you've taken the SATs - these just help your application).
charlie_jae on October 4th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
You are like the coolest mom.
Maria: Golem and Spongebobslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thank you! :)
Jackie: pic#79729382jackieville on October 4th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
You are such an awesome mom!!!!

*crosses fingers and toes for her too*

Maria: Baby!Orlislave_o_spike on October 4th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Again with the awesome mom! LOL!

You guys are seriously trying to make me blush! :)

I think she did okay. *hugs you for crossing fingers and toes for her*
snow_white79: rainbowsnow_white79 on October 4th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
lol you're such an awesome mom! Remind me to talk to you next time I'm stressing about something... :)
Maria: cuminslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
I love how everyone thinks I'm 'awesome mom.' LOL!

And hey! Remember, I took care of that nasty supervisor of yours via virtual cannibalism!

LOL! :)
Doriantdorian on October 4th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
LOL You're umbelievable Maria !!!Aida
Maria: blinking owlslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
I write about cannibals, pregnant men who are carrying the spawn of Satan and people who can see dead people...

And now you're saying I'm unbelievable?!? LOL!
rosy5000: Kitty Gigglesrosy5000 on October 4th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
lol Your kids are so lucky to have you as a mom. :D
Maria: Justin smilingslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
Well lucky is one of the words I could use to describe them.

Most of the time I think they just have people's sympathy. LOL! :)
liriel1810 on October 4th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
LOL Trust you to soothe with tales of mayhem and death! Megan is definitely your kid because it actually did help her relax!
Maria: Sean Bean slave_o_spike on October 4th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, she is mine. She can give back just as good as she gets. LOL!

And yes, a tale of death, mayhem and destruction (and zombies and cannibals) do have a bit of a calming influence you know...

And oh! I'm going to sign up for the Xmas Exchange over at orlibean. Are you? What's it like?
liriel1810 on October 4th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Yes, of course, those topics are very soothing.

I participated last year and it was fun.
Maria: Orlando making facesslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Are there specific rules like, people request something and then someone says, I'll do that one.

Do you post anonymously at first?

I'm sure the topic is 'Sean and Orli at Christmas,' but is that the only requirement?

liriel1810 on October 4th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
Generally what happens is, you sign up, specifying the scenario you would like, and detailing what you won't write.

Then you get assigned a story to write and told who you're writing for. You write your story and then email it to the mod, who will then post it so the authors remain anonymous until the big reveal date.

Don't apologize, I'm happy to explain how it works.
shadownycshadownyc on October 4th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
This really is a sweet anecdote. It shows just how connected you and your daughter are.

How does she think she did on the tests?
Maria: hanging phonesslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Yep! We so are! (And especially me and Alex - more so even).

She said there were 4 questions she didn't answer. It was the SAT Reasoning test. She didn't talk much on the way back but she thinks she did good.
stormatduskstormatdusk on October 7th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
interesting timing on us 'meeting' right now. i homeschool my two boys, and my older is 14 so it's time to start thinking of these things. i went to a seminar just this past saturday about homeschooling for high school, preparing for the SAT/ACT stuff, etc. wild! and yes, only one SAT test when we were kids, and now so many. odd! i learned that some colleges do actually require an SAT subject test in addition to the main test. the speaker's son was asked for FIVE subject tests from rice university in texas. crazy!
Maria: Frodo doesn't live here anymoreslave_o_spike on October 7th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
I homeschooled my oldest daughter because she was way too distracted in high school. She's in college right now.

Megan, my daughter who is currently taking her SATs (and will take the ACT in a few weeks too - Whew!) is still in high school. She's the honor student with the AP classes. If I see any problems with my other 3 kids in school, I will take them out and home school them.

It's a hard thing to do but I'm proud of how my oldest turned out. :)

So I salute you on your choice and you have my support on this. You should check out Barnes and Noble now for books on the SAT and ACT. They will help greatly. Get them used to those tests as soon as you can.

If your child scores a near perfect score on the SAT, there would be thousands of scholarships available to them.