Monday, February 25, 2008


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Balance. That’s what I need in my life right now, to balance my homework, my job, piano, and my other extracurricular activities. I’m so glad this week’s finally over, I’ve got good news, for once. Our Senior Wind Ensemble went to the Golden Horseshoe Competition on Thursday, it was actually a lot of fun. I won’t say much about the bus ride other than the fact that it sort of involved fire, someone’s jeans, and someone else’s Uggs getting thrown out the bus window. I had a nice chat with my old music teacher, who was the MC at our competition; it was nice to talk to her again. Even though we didn’t practice much at all and screwed up 1/3 of our performance, we still managed to get a Silver medal with an invitation to the nationals in May! Hooray for talented piccolo and clarinet players!
Speaking of balance, in science we are currently practicing how to balance equations for chemistry; I think I’m actually getting the hang of it, chemistry’s pretty easy for me. But I have one question though, when you combine NaHCO3 with HCl in a beaker and produce NaCl + CO2 + H2O, does the CO2 (carbon dioxide) escape from the beaker, or does it stay inside because it’s heavier than air? I’m slightly confused because the activity is called “finding the missing mass”, but it doesn’t make sense to me because I would think that since the carbon dioxide is heavier than air it wouldn’t rise and escape from the beaker anyway.


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