Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mid-Term Stress

I'm in 5 honors classes, and this will be my first mid-term.  I need to know sooo much - how can teachers expect this of me?  Please, if you have any ideas on how to study, and how to relax, I'd be so grateful.

Sorry Yachtie was away for midterms. First of all, it is completely reasonable for you to feel stressed, especially in an environment like Falmouth, where everybody feels the need to exceed expectations and uphold family [dynastical] honor. You should feel very proud of yourself for the classes you are taking. You are challenging yourself and that is very wonderful! You make Yachtie proud, for one. Remember no matter what the results of a test are, you are challenging yourself in even taking it, and think of how much you are learning in that process! Nobody can get a good grade on everything. It is not the end of the world to not do as well as you would've liked to. Listen to angry or relaxed music or whatever type makes you feel better. That can be a good way to relieve stress. Also, sleep is good. Another note, it's easy to feel like tests carry a huge weight freshman year...but the best advice Yachtie can give you is to try your best and enjoy the moments the next four years will bring (testing related or otherwise).


Dear Yachtie,
How come upperclassmen flirt with younger girls and then when dating comes up they either stop talking to you, or they say they don't want a relationship even though you know they do want a relationship.

Dear Distressed About Dating, 
Relationships are very mysterious. Most people have trouble committing to a clear boyfriend-girlfriend relationship in high school, but are happy to flirt without being obligated to spend time with one person. Perhaps yer flirt-pal is sensitive and intimidated by the commitment and the hurt or troubles it could potentially bring. Maybe this person is interpreting your interactions as less flirty than you are, in which case communication is key! Don't be afraid to address your relationship's standing and your feelings for him/her. But always remember to be respectful of their decision, even if they don't want a relationship (with you, or with anyone) right now. Just don't feel down about yourself because of this one fish in the sea! The sea is plentiful.
Love, Yachtie.

scallop issues

Hello, Ive been having this dilemma for quite some time now. I left about 20-24 scallops overnight in my gym locker. I've grown so attached to these little buggers that I just don't want to get rid of there somewhere I could keep these scallops for a few nights? 
Sincerely, Cfood luvr

Ahoy Cfood luvr,
Thank goodness you don't have 25 scallops, because that would just be far too many to handle in the cramped quarters of Davey Jones' gym lockerrrr. As for a place for yer little buggers, try the ocean. I hear Town Landing is a nice abode for scallops.