Sunday, December 20, 2009

Totally Addicted

So these social networking sites like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, etc. are JUST for hooking up with old and new friends right? Wrong. Now there are all of these applications and games for people to start playing with their friends in their free time rather then spending their time elsewhere. I am totally hooked on this game called Cafe World on Facebook. You build up your own cafe and buy stoves, tables, serving tables, and decorations to make customers come to your place to buy food. It gives you a cook book of items to bake and how much time the item will take. This can range from 3 minutes to 5 days. You buy the food that you want to cook and then wait for the amount of time it gives you then go back and get the food to serve it to get more money to expand your cafe. This all seems kind of confusing but I assure you, once you get started, it is so hard to stop. I really wish that I would have never even started playing that game because now when I get home I worry about if I need to get on the computer and take my food off of the stove or if the food is spoiled. But I don't want to quit is the thing. Because it is kind of entertaining. But I really should stop. I told myself that I was going to stop but that totally failed and I started playing again. A lot of my friends play it too which probably makes it even harder to quit because everyone will be talking about it and it just makes you want to play it too.
Oh wow. How lame do I sound right now? But it's completely true. I'm so addicted to this game. I'll sit here on the computer when I should be upstairs doing my homework or helping my mom with things around the house. These new technology things are interfering with kid's work. Like cell phones totally distract me when I'm trying to do my homework. And computers definitely do too. If your getting on the computer to do your homework, usually you can't resist the urge to get on Facebook and check to see if you have a new notification. But really it isn't that important. We all just need to focus more! But it is not that easy.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas tree!

It's that time of year when everyone seems happy and filled with joy. People are out shopping for their families presents. Everyone's houses smell of cookies. Families gather together and decorations are put out. It's definitely Christmas time.
Our family loves to decorate around the house with new decorations and old decorations. Of course we always have a Christmas tree. What's Christmas without one? We also have random decorations here and there. Our stockings are hung above the fireplace. There are candles and angels put out on tables that only get put out once every year. Although things are put away all year and we only take them out every once in a while, its still fun to see everything because personally, I forget about a lot of things that we have stored in our basement. We have box after box after box filled with decorations, half of which we do not even use. But they are still there because we can't get rid of them. Like I said in an earlier blog. It's really hard for me to get rid of things that I've had for a long time. I guess I get that trait from my family because they are the exact same way. Actually it might just be from my dad. He likes to collect computers. I mean really out of all the things in the world you choose a big thing? Anyways, we have probably 15-20 computers in our house, but only four actually work. 5 are all the same kind, they don't work, and the others are just, old. But anyways, we have all of these decorations sitting around in our basement for each holiday. Now I don't mean crazy decorations like you see when you drive on Old Marion Rd. and there is that one house with the blow up decorations in their front yard. I just mean little things to make the house look different. Well anyway, today we put up our Christmas tree. We got out the 5 boxes of ornaments that we have and started putting them onto the tree. My parents still have a lot of ornaments from when they were little but my mom has this one egg that her grandmother gave her when she was little and she is crazy about how it is taken care of. It's a real egg shell, she says, and its very fragile. She already told me that I better take care of it when she dies and I have to take care of her things. Of course I have a lot of ornaments that I received as gifts when I was little. We have the entire set that says My first Christmas, My second Christmas, etc. We didn't really put any of those up this year because they don't mean as much as some of the other ornaments that we have. We also have a lot of "ornaments" that I made when I was little. They are little cheap things that I made at church or school that my mom has kept because I would've gotten mad at her for getting rid of them before. But most of those we didn't put up either because they're pretty tacky. We put up a lot of the ones that are super meaningful to our family because we have so many. Putting up this Christmas tree and picking out which ornaments to put on probably took forever this year because we have acquired so many random ones that we don't even know where they are from. We found this cow and we do not know where it came from or what it is for or why anyone would even want a cow on our Christmas tree? But we're getting rid of that haha.
The end result is always the best after this long process. You step back and take a glance at the beautiful tree you just put together with all of your memories bound into one spot. If you look at a certain ornament, you can remember the experience you had with it. It's pretty cool actually.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

That Red Bucket

You know those people who stand outside of stores like Wal Mart, Target, HyVee, and other big stores that have that red bucket with the salvation army sticker on the side of it. Sometimes the people sing carols to make others put a little change into the bucket. Sometimes people wear costumes or ring a bell. And every little bit of money counts. Well two or three years ago my friend and I went to Lowe's and rang the bell for about 4 hours in the blistering cold trying to do something good for the community. Needless to say our toes and fingers and noses were completely frozen, but it was for a good cause. This year on Saturday another friend of mine and I are going to Wal Mart and ringing the bell. But this time only for an hour because it is going to be a lot colder this year. Maybe we'll sing some carols to attract people and get some money. Or maybe we'll just stand there next to each other, ring a little bell, and wait. And wait. And wait. Not many people give to the Salvation Army anymore and so most of the time that you stand there ringing the bell, you wait for people to put in some money, but it might take awhile.
I guess I can't really talk. Most of the time when I see a Salvation Army bucket, I don't really put any money into it. I just walk by ashamed that I don't have enough change with me to even make a difference, or it's too cold so I don't want to stop. But what is a couple of seconds to help someone in need going to do to you? Think about the people standing outside in the cold ringing that bell. They're giving their time to do something special. So you can probably give twentyfive cents out of your pocket for someone that needs it.
So the next time you see that red bucket and those people standing out in the blistering cold, think to yourself, "can I give just a couple of coins to make someone else's day?" If yes, then great! If no, then thats fine too. But just think about it.
That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


What makes us want to watch the same TV show over and over again each week? Everyone has their favorite shows that they're hooked on and anticipate all week long.
For weeks and weeks now I have heard people talking about this new TV show called Glee. And I had never really thought it was that interesting or would even be worth my while so I didn't watch it nor want anything to do with it. But one night I was doing my friend's hair for a dance competition and we started watching it. Ever since then I've been addicted to it. Except there were only two more episodes left in the season once I started watching it. I don't even know what is so great about it? Maybe its the drama that makes you think about your own school situations. Maybe its the love and romance throughout that makes you wish you had someone of your own. Or perhaps its the amazing singing every single week that totally blows your mind away. Yes its definitely a combination of all of those things. But especially the last thing.

Who doesn't like to watch and listen to some amazing singers performing some of the greatest songs ever made? It makes you want to sing along with them and wish you were that good so you could be on TV too.

Our school's showchoir is really good. And we aspire to be the best that we can be. We don't look for first place prizes. We strive to perform our best show ever and make the audience happy. That's why we're called Happiness. We want to excite the crowd and make them love us.

We don't necessarily look up to groups like the ones in Glee, because they involve a lot of drama, but we do want to be the best we can be and that's what they do too. Our group can't wait to get up onto the stage and start doing our best and pleasing the crowd. We're working our hardest to perfect our show but most of all we just want to have fun.

So maybe we're watching Glee because it reminds us of our own showchoir and how we want to be just as good as they are, but maybe even better. Maybe it's something that is a persons dream so they watch to try and achieve that goal. Or maybe we just all need a break from life every once and awhile so we sit down in front of the TV and watch.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.


So this year for Christmas, my dad decided it would be a good idea to get our entire side of his family, webcams so that we can all chat with each other. It's kind of a weird concept when you could just pick up a phone and have the same conversation with the person without actually looking at them, but I guess it's more fun that way. So I was messing around with the one that we got the other day and figured out there are a bunch of different settings that can make your face messed up. My friends and I were playing around and got some big laughs out of it.

There is also this new thing called Skype. It's like a calling messaging thing on the computer that lets you video chat with your friends and family. It's actually really cool. My friend Mack T and I video chatted each other for 2 hours the other night and, surprisingly, it was so much fun. We just talked about random things and then put on some music and started dancing. Now we are both totally obsessed with our webcams and use them all the time. Last night in fact we were at a friends house and she has a webcam on her computer so we snuck up onto her computer and took some pictures on it!
For this picture we used an effect called pinch and it like pinches in the middle of the screen and it makes it look like we're kissing each other haha.

The world of technology is advancing faster and faster each day. Soon cars are going to be able to drive themselves and we're going to have robots doing everything for us. It's cool but kinda scary at the same time. We've lived the same way for so many years and with new inventions coming out, people are becoming lazier and lazier which leads to health problems and loneliness. Times are definitely changing quickly! New technology makes things fun and everyone wants the latest gadgets. But people should really enjoy what they have now. What happens when the thing you start using becomes a problem or breaks fast because they haven't had time to really see how long it will last.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow Days!

A perfect way to start off December is with a foot of snow and a couple of snow days. It just kinda sucks that we have to make them up in June. And I'm anticipating that we are going to get a lot of snow this year, which means a shorter summer! But on days like today when there is no school, we get to sleep in and be lazy all day, I love watching a bunch of movies and eating junk food. I just flip through HBO and see what looks good and watch that movie and when its over I flip through again and see what else can be on. Then when there is nothing good left on TV its time to flip through the old movies in the cupboard and pick out one to watch. Right now I'm watching Enchanted. It is probably my favorite movie ever. It has really cute songs and April Adams does a really good job in this movie of acting just like a princess.

Tonight my mom and I are going to make Christmas cookies for the annual Cocoa and Carols this Saturday. It's where all of our school's showchoirs host a concert for the middle school and elementary school showchoirs so they can experience what it is like to be on stage. We also teach them our version of Roudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

I absolutely love Christmas time with all of the food, decorations, and joy. Everyone always seems to be in a good mood when it comes to a holiday season. I love spending time with my family too. We put up decorations together, watch movies, play games and just have a good time together. OH I almost forgot to mention all the Christmas songs. I love to sing along and listen to them in the car. Christmas cookies are also the best thing ever. My mom makes the best ones ever and she's going to pass the recipes onto me so that I can make them for my kids when I get older. That's kinda how our family works with recipes. My grandma passed them onto my mom and her siblings and then so on. All of the food we have is so good I could probably go on forever about it.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

HyVee Chinese PLEASE

So I've finally realized that I'm totally obsessed with HyVee Chinese food. I always crave it and I really don't know why. Actually its just any Chinese food there is, it doesn't even have to be from HyVee.
Although I do perfer HyVee over anything else because you can get a lot of different kinds there especially if you order the buffet. Except I always end up getting the same kind. I really have no idea why I crave Chinese food or why I'm blogging about it. Probably because I really want to go to HyVee right now and get some because I've been craving it all day long. Why do people have cravings for certain foods? Some days I really really want chocolate. Others it'll be McDonald's. Some days its shrimp. Does it have to do something with your taste buds? I really do not know and I might go look that up on Google when I'm done writing this blog but if anyone would love to tell me that'd be great too!:)

(By the way this picture is from HyVee's website)

I don't even know how my friends and I started going to HyVee Chinese or why the thought occurred to us that it would be good, we just ended up going there one day and I'm really glad that we did because it's so good! But my family and I also like to go to this place called Ting's Red Lantern. It is also very good and cheap and you get a lot of food for your money! The lady waitress there even knows our order by memory because we go there so often! She always repeats to us what we want and we're like yep how do you even remember that?! But it's always super good I would definately recommend that to anyone who loves good Chinese! I've gotten a lot of people hooked on that place because I've told them to go there and they end up loving it!

Now that I've been sitting here talking about all the foods that I crave, I really want all of them and I just need to go to bed before my mouth starts watering.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Dance Team!

This weekend dance team traveled to Des Moines to compete in the Iowa State Dance Championships. We worked really hard this year to try to be the best we can be. Our rivals are always Linn Mar and they are sooooo good. But I don't think its about how we placed, I think it's how well we performed and both our pom and jazz dances were the best that we have ever done them. When you get up on the stage and start to perform, the feeling is great. You don't realize what around you and you just dance your heart out. Two weekends ago the dance team competed at Prairie.
Cathy Thompson took this picture of us two weekends ago after we won with our pom dance and placed second with our jazz dance. This weekend we placed 2nd in our pom and 4th in our jazz which is really good! We got to stay in hotel rooms and party all night which was probably the most fun part because it gives us time to bond with the other girls on dance team. This week we are learning our Christmas Kick routine which is a fundraiser where people guess how many kicks there is in the dance and pay money for a guess. We perform it at the boys basketball game on Friday. It's pretty fun.

I love all of the girls on dance team and we're pretty much like sisters because we spend so much time together. Sure we're all girls and can get really mean and at each others throats sometimes but at the end of the day everyone puts aside their differences and dances it out. We're going to Nationals in February and it's the first time the dance team has ever gone so we're pretty excited to go and compete and have fun. Some girls have never been to Disney World and so it will be cool to see their faces when they first go in. Just being in Disney World with all of those girls will be the experience of a lifetime. We're trying to work really hard so we can do really good but that's not really the point of the whole thing. Its just an experience that we will never forget!

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Obsessed Much?

It may sound kinda lame, but me and my friends always sit on the computer and find hilarious videos on youtube. We'll find one and then watch it 5 times and find the funniest things within it and laugh for hours. I really don't even know how we find the things we find. Sometimes we just type in a random topic and see what comes up and then find out if it's funny. We get entertained really easily, and that might not be a bad thing. Sometimes it's nice to just sit back on the couch and watch other people laugh and make a fool out of themselves for your pleasure.

There are a couple videos that have cats in them that are probably our favorites.

This one is about cats flushing toilets and I don't really know why but it got us on the floor pretty much crying. You can judge it for yourself.

This is another video about a cat but I really don't know why it's so funny either. It's just a song that a cat is supposedly singing.

Because we are obsessed with these cat videos, my friend got me cat earrings for my birthday and I love them! They are kinda weird but they still look tight and everyone likes them.

There is another series of videos that we found one day as well. I don't know why people even made these in the first place, but of course i've asked that about a lot of videos on youtube. Here's a couple of them:

Like I said I really don't know why we are obsessed with laughing until we cry, and I don't know why these videos do that. Maybe it's because everyone is always so focused on school, work, or our lives that they don't have any time to enjoy themselves and have a good laugh. Everyone needs to forget about things sometimes and just let their inner laughing box out. We all have a funny side, it's just that some people's are harder to find. My friends and I, well we are always ready for a good laugh.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Back From Boot Camp

Two days ago, one of my friends got back from boot camp after being there for 3 months. He is now taking like at two week break here at home. Last night, some of my friends and I all got to see him and hung out with him and hear his story about what he has been through. He showed us a video about other people who are going through the same things he is, and it looked so hard and scary. The commanders or whatever they're called are so mean and you cant talk back, swear or do anything wrong. Everything is supposed to be uniform so there is no bringing your teddy bear to sleep with or wearing contacts.

Let's just call him Bob. Bob is now a lot skinnier because he hardly eats anything while there. He didn't really want to go to Burger King with us last night because he was afraid it would upset his stomach because he isn't used to eating that kind of food.

This whole experience made me realize how hard that would be, to leave all your friends and family behind to go get yelled at and have your life changed. I have total and complete respect for him now.

Last night was Halloween as well and although I didn't dress up as batman and go around and get candy, I saw a bunch of cute little kids running around ringing doorbells and yelling TRICK OR TREAT! And when I got home I also had a little leftover candy that my parents had. It was a fun-filled night. And how about them Hawks yesterday? Way to hang in there and then come back at the end! What an exciting game.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


So it is Halloween today and I thought it would be appropriate to put up a picture of some girls in costumes.
This picture is from our dance recital last year and our song was a bunch of songs from batman put together. So naturally, we wore batman costumes. They were skin tight leather unitards with capes and masks to go along with. It was a very interesting dance and people in the audience really couldn't tell who was who.

So with today being Halloween I might revisit this costume and wear it out trick or treating tonight just to get a scare outta some kids. Or I might put it on and sit at home and hand out the candy to the little munchkins. It's actually quite cool seeing all of the little kids in their different costumes. You can tell which ones got to pick out their own costume and which ones their parents picked out for them. When I was little I always wanted to be a princess and so my mom let me for a couple years. Then she started making me these really tight costumes like one year she made me an entire hippie costume, and the next a pirate and just so many more. Shes not the best sewer around town but she managed to whip something out and make it look good.

My favorite part of Halloween was always all of the candy. My neighbor and I would always fight to see who could get the most candy while trick-or-treating. But then you had to watch out for the candy that could be old or has some drugs in it because it looks like it's open or something. My neighbor would always dress up as the same thing: Brett Favre. But I think that's why I always won because my costume would change and people would remember him and not remember me. But whatever it was still a good childhood memory. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cellular Devices

Cell phones are such a distraction, but yet they are so addicting. In school your teachers nag at you to "turn your phone off" or "no texting in class," because they want you to pay attention. And there is a logical explination for that. When your texting or focusing yourself to your phone, your brain cant focus on what the teacher is saying. However, I think that the teachers shouldn't care about the texting in class because it should be your decision if you want to pay attention or not. You know that if you don't pay attention, you won't do good in that class.

The other day I was sitting with my mom and we were just talking. I got a text and I started reading it and then responded. During that time, my mom had asked me a question (that I didn't hear) and was expecting an answer. She got kinda mad that I wasn't paying attention to her at all. When I'm doing my homework I have to turn my phone on silent and not answer to it if I get a text because I absolutely cannot pay attention. Of course I take breaks inbetween to check a text or two but then it's back to homework.

Now that I have gotten a new phone and have unlimited texting, my parents have been seeing how much I text lately and they think that I'm getting a little over obsessed with texting. But it's not really that, it's just addicting and sometimes you don't even realize that you could be texting that much. But I know I'm not the only teenager who does it. All of my friends text a lot and it's just something that everyone does. Our parents think it's weird because they never had all of this technology when they were young. They were good little kids always getting their homework done. Well I hate to break it to yah parents, but our lives are changin!

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Today was my aunt's 40th birthday and my family and my dad's other sister's family decided to go to Illinois for a surprise birthday party. We arrived in town and waited for the other car to catch up with us. As we were driving to their house, we saw my aunt walking to her house and we quickly stopped, otherwise it would ruin the surprise. She walked inside her house and we jumped at the opportunity to pull into the driveway. We walked inside and yelled, "SURPRISE!" She had absolutely no idea we were coming and she was in sweatpants and sweatshirt. My uncle had some food ready for us to eat and then she opened presents while we watched the Steelers Vikings game on tv.

This reminded me of last year when my parents threw me a surprise party for my 16th birthday and I had absolutely no idea at all. All my friends were there and I thought my mom was going to Elmcrest to look at something really quick on the way to our family pictures. So I was all dressed up thinking that we're going to get pictures taken. But then I saw my friends cars parked in the driveway, and my friend walking outside to my car and I was like what the heck are you doing here?! They had me completely surprised.

I love little surprises even if they are really stupid I still get really worked up over them. And I would love you forever if you ever did surprise me. I'm one of those people who appreciate the little things when someone does them for you. I just recently got out of a relationship and I've realized that you don't need one person to make you happy. There are so many people out there that care about you just as much. I guess this post is supposed to explain that you should appreciate the people around you and the little things that they do for you. My parents were talking to me this weekend as well and they said they will always support me no matter what my decision is. They will always be on my side, and it was cool cause I know they will always be here for me.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Friday, October 23, 2009


So the other day I went through my entire closet and tried to get rid of clothes that somehow seem to keep accumulating rapidly enough that there is no more room for anything. There were several things that I've bought and never worn (which my mom wasn't to happy about) and a bunch of things that have seen their days. My mom and I cleared out an entire half of the closet, just so we could put new clothes I haven't worn, in.

We got three box loads of clothes that I didn't want anymore. It really was not easy at all because there are several clothes that have memories attached to them. Is that weird? Maybe that's just what girls do because I feel like a bunch of my friends are that way too. But we took these three boxes to Plato's Closet, a store that will pay you for your used clothes and then sell them to other people. We dropped off the boxes and cam back an hour later to find out that they wanted one and a half boxes full of stuff and were going to give me $120 for it! It was so neat because it's like getting use out of your clothes and getting paid to do so. So we took the rest of the clothes back home to give to other little girls who would love them.

There are a lot of things that are really hard for me to get rid of if they have a memory attached to them. My room has a whole bunch of toys and things from when I was little that I would play with over and over again, and I just can't give them up. Like there is this little rechargeable racing car I have that I used to always play with, and I cannot give it up. There are just so many memories in my room, and it will be hard for me to go to college when it's time.

It will also be hard to let go of all the friends I've met in high school and I don't even want to think about having to leave them behind. This year, I'm friends with like all of the seniors so it is going to completely suck when they all have to leave at the end of the year. I was also looking back at pictures from like preschool elementary school years, and realized how simple life was back then. Your mom picked out your outfit (which nobody made fun of), you had snack and nap time, you didn't have enemies, and there was no homework. I miss those days of messing and playing around without anyone caring about what you were doing.
This picture is from preschool with my friend Sarah. My mom took this picture.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Saying the Final Goodbye

I just recently found out that my voice lesson teacher's housband (who also teaches students how to sing) has stage 4 cancer or something severe like that. Which means he is probably going to die within the next 6 months, and I don't think any of us involved with that family is ready for that.

My friend who takes lessons from him was at a lesson one night and then came over afterwards, crying. He had found out that Mr. Elliot had cancer and was in the last stage. If you know the Elliot's you know how gracious and kind they are, and how much they affect our vocal program. Losing him would completely devestate the students in school. Last weekend, there was a magic show here at school and all the extra money that we made was supposed to go to the family to help them pay for the treatment. Of course they both still work hard, teaching many students every week, but that's not enough to pay the bills that add up when you have cancer.

It's such a depressing thing if you think about it. First, they find cancer in your body and diagnose you with it, which off the start is bad. Then you would keep trying different medicines and techniques to help you become better, but they don't work. So the cancer becomes worse and you start to get sicker and sicker. Then finally they tell you that you are in the worse stage and that there is not that much longer to live. What would you do? If someone told me that I only had a certain amount of time to live, I would try to experience everything that I have ever wanted to in that amount of time. Spending every last minute with my closest friends and family to get the chance to say goodbye to them. In the movie, "My Sister's Keeper" the little girl with leukemia goes out with her healthy sister and enjoys herself in her last years of life. I totally and completely bawled throughout that entire movie.

I really hope that Mr. Elliot can get better, or at least live his life to the fullest before his time is past, because even though I don't know him all that well, I know his wife and I know what she would be like if she lost him. Only time will tell what will happen. I hope that I can get to say goodbye to him if he does go, and explain to him how much he has helped our showchoir, choir, and the overall personality of some people here.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This Weekend was Wicked

This weekend I experienced the most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life. My mom, dad, aunt, uncle, and friend went to see the performance of Wicked in Des Moines.

I've seen the show before (in like 6th grade) but we were too far away to see any facial expressions or costumes. All you could see was oh that person is wearing pink, oh and she's green! So we decided to go again so we could experience the show in full effect.

The story of Wicked explains the whole meaning to the Wizard of Oz. There are a bunch of little jokes about the Wizard of Oz in the musical that most people don't catch the first time, but going a second time, we could catch all of the little details. This time we went, it was the second national tour and there were different actors then before. And the acting was WAY better then before, but the first time the singing was a lot better. It was way easy to pick which one was better then the other because, in my opinion, the way you act out the scene is more important then the quality of the singing. The girl that played the good witch Glinda was absolutely hilarious. She took her character to a whole new level, and that's what makes a good actor. The other girl who played Elphaba (the bad witch) had an amazing singing voice and it made me want to try harder to be a better singer. Seriously i got goosebumps when I heard her sing for the first time. It was amazing. Even the people in the chorus were SOOOO good at singing. The sound they produced was incredible. Okay so I should stop obsessing now, but it was such a good show, and I would tell anyone to go and see it. Even my dad liked it, who usually falls asleep during those types of things.

I was going to buy a sweatshirt that like says the name of the show on the front, but they were $65 and I was not going to waste my money on that, because that's freaking rediculous! But whatever it was still worth going. We also had really good meals this weekend and I feel like I've gained about twenty pounds! The Cheesecake Factory is always a crowd favorite, and this morning we had Cracker Barrel for breakfast and I almost fell over. It was so good. Oh and not to mention the little shop that they have outside of the dining area is really cool. They have like old candies and stuff there that were popular a really long time ago. We got some Fruit Stripes gum that my mom was craving because I guess that was the thing to have when she was little. It's weird how things change like that, and yet we still crave and want them.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's finally here

In recent news, everyone has been talking about swine flu and how bad it is going to affect our world. Just a couple weeks ago there were only two known cases of swine flu in Iowa. And now I'm here to tell you, it's at our school.

The first case of swine flu that I knew about was this Monday, when a couple of sophomores in our prep show choir had gotten it. I then found out another guy in our showchoir came down with the sickness and now probably 18 or so people have it. It's rapidly spreading and I predict that at least half of the school will have it by next week. Some of my closest friends now have it, which means that sometime soon I'll probably get it.

But I think it's a good thing that our school is getting it now, before the hard winter starts, before showchoir season, before dance competitions, before any winter school activity has really started. We knew that the flu was coming, we just didn't know when or if we would have any time to protect ourselves from it before it arrived. But now it's here and we're going to have to deal with it.

Supposedly, the symptoms are a sore throat, coughing, a fever, an achey body, and a runny nose. My friends haven't really been throwing up or anything, which is good if everyone here is going to get it. What would be really neat is if they cancelled school because there were so many students and teachers gone for a couple days, and it would just be safer to not go and so people didn't have to make up so much work. There are schools around Kennedy that are now getting the swine flu as well. Hundreds of students are out of school now, imagine what can happen in a matter of days.

There are always going to be sicknesses going around that affect the student body rapidly, and I don't know why everyone is freaking out about the swine flu. It's just like the flu and people can get over it easily. I guess it just scares people that they can die, but any virus can kill you if you leave it long enough. The key is to go to the doctor and get treated before anything major happens.

Can't wait for the swine flu to hit me. Not.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

happy birthday

So, yesterday was my birthday and it was probably not the best one ever. Usually you think of a birthday dinner, presents, etc. But none of that happened......

To start off the day, neither of my parents got up before I left the house for school to say happy birthday, or even good morning for that matter. I was kinda surprised at that because usually that's something they would do. Anyways, I went outside to my car and my windshield was iced over. So i got out my scraper and started scraping away. It's October 13th, I should not have to be scraping ice off my car!

The school day was alright. Nothing really eventful happened just a couple happy birthday's here and there. I went to McDonald's for lunch, I suppose you could call that a "birthday dinner" if you really wanted to. During 6th hour I had a couple of friends come over to hang out before we had to go back to school for the dreaded Spirit Clinic.

We headed back to school at 3:30 and started to set up the gym and foyer for elementary students to come in and dance and cheer. At around 4:30 our first girls arrived and we went down to the gym to play games like simon says, duck duck goose, little sally walker, etc. It was a complete nightmare. I was working with the 2nd and 3rd graders which there were the most of. 51 little girls were running around full with energy. It came to be 5pm and we went upstairs to start teaching these little girls a dance that we had prepared for them. We were rapidly teaching them when one had to go to the bathroom. So a cheerleader took her to the bathroom. But then more and more then realized they also had to go to the bathroom. Eventually all of them needed to go so we took 10 at a time while everyone else learned the dance. I about lost my voice last night because I was counting and yelling so loud. This Spirit Clinic lasted until about 8:30 and included a performance by the dance team. It was just dandy.

Finally when that was concluded, I checked my phone and found out a bunch of my family and friends had called to wish me a happy birthday and I needed to call them all back. But I also had a lot of homework. It was a pretty rough night but I guess as you get older it's not all about the princess birthday parties and the millions of presents people gave you. Sooner or later we all have to realize that the kid in us is partially gone, I'm just not ready to give that up yet.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

oh this weekend..

So Tuesday is my birthday and I'm busy tomorrow and Tuesday night, my parents decided to celebrate tonight. My mom made us a really good homemade dinner and cake with ice cream. Then we opened presents, except I already knew half of them because it's kinda hard for my mom to buy stuff for me.

On Friday night I celebrated my birthday by having some friends stay the night. We had some "major events" happen to us. First, we were playing Ouija board. Now I know that everyone says that game is just a myth and people move it around and stuff, but it can still be really scary if someone says something freaky. Anyways, we were sitting around the board with a candle burning that Dallas had gotten me. We turned down the lights and started chanting a phrase from the song that we're singing in choir just for fun. Then we just started asking the board random questions like how old they were, if it was a girl or boy, what their name was, and then finally how they died. It answered by fire, and we all realized that we were sitting by a burning candle. We completely freaked out and all screamed and made Liz turn on the lights. She did and I felt behind my ear and there was something wet. I looked at my finger and it was covered in blood and Dallas screams YOUR BLEEDING! There was blood running from my ear all the way down under my chin. That did it. Everyone was freaking out and screaming even louder and I ran upstairs to get it off. Liz had to leave then and about 5 minutes later, we got her twitter update saying she just got a bloody nose. And that's why we're never playing Ouija again or ever singing that part in the song in choir ever again.

Our next event was a surprise from some guys we hang out with. I got a phone call saying we should go outside and look at our cars. They had Saran Wrap all around them and shaving cream covered the windows. Just when everyone was trying to clean up their cars, some boys only wearing thongs come out of their car down the street playing the song "What is love." By that time my dad was outside and he told them to leave. But they left some of their stuff in the street so they had to come back and get it. So when they came back, these four boys lets just say their names are Pam, Piston, Pobert, and Pars; they started to come back out of their cars, naked, and playing the same song. This time they came up to the house and they were trying to get up on us haha. It was probably the funniest thing I've ever witnessed. Even though my dad was kinda mad at the time, he got over it because he understands that they're just teenage guys and he used to do the same thing. This weekend was probably the most eventful one in a long time.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Food, Fitness, and Fun

So, yesterday my mom and I went to the US Cellular center to go to Hyvee's Food, Fitness and Fun thing they were putting on. There were a bunch of different stands set up all around with different businesses giving away a bunch of free things. We got a free t-shirt, pencils, pens, drinks, food, magnets, and so much more. It was pretty cool. Then, we went up into the stands and prepared ourselves to watch Shawn Johnson perform or at least do something special.

The time came and she paraded out with a bunch of little kids from local gymnastics centers and my mom and I both looked at each other like...what..the...heck. She got up on stage and these gymnasts who were my age and younger started doing a bunch of flips and tricks over and over again. Shawn Johnson was just standing there watching them and we were expecting her to start doing something but she never did. After about 15-20 minutes of the little kids performing, they brought out a podium for Shawn to talk. She faced away from us, had the whole speech in a book, the surround sound system was really crappy, and she talked way to fast. I really didn't get a lot of the stuff she said because I couldn't understand her. All I got was that people should go out and work out more then sit on the computer or their phones. Then a lady from KCRG went on stage and started asking her a bunch of questions and such. Me and mom left after that.

I'm not trying to put down Shawn at all. Because it was really cool to get to see her and be that close to her; she has won gold medals! I just wish that she would've done something cool or impressive for Cedar Rapids to experience.

But, with all of those stands around that had healthy foods and people promoting a better lifestyle, it made me want to try to watch what I eat and try to be more healthy. I guess because I'm dancing all the time, I have to eat all the time because I'm constantly hungry. But that doesn't mean you have to eat bad foods for a snack. Eating healthy can give you more energy and feel better about yourself.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's getting annoying

So there is this girl that goes to our school, let's just call her Betty. She is involved in activities that I'm in as well so I see her a lot, which is very unfortunate.

See this girl is a compulsive liar who strives for attention from others. She makes up stories and lies to tell other people to get them to like her, which I really don't understand at all. Once, she told my friend's mom a made up story just to get her in trouble for doing nothing. This girl is also one of the most lazy people I have ever met. She skips practice all the time because her toe hurts or she doesn't feel good, which doesn't make our team any better.

She also has an anxiety problem, and is very self-conscious of herself. Which, I think, is why she does all these things to make people notice her. It's really annoying, but I know she doesn't mean to do it.

There are several people at our school who have these problems, and I know a couple of them. They aren't the most popular people, because others are sick of their attitude. They aren't the most friendly people, because they want the cool people to like them.

It's just kind of annoying me lately and so I'd thought I'd write about it. Because it happens everyday. But I understand that she isn't meaning to do so.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Family Sam's Club Night!

Today, my mom and I went on an adventure to Sam's Club. As you may know, you can basically buy anything you want to there. They have plasma tv's, toilets, frozen foods, wine, everything. And it all comes in an upgraded huge size. I think it's supposed to be for businesses and big families (which we are not), but we always go there about once a week. We have like a family night at Sam's.

My parents and I are really close. I can talk to them about anything and they're really cool about the stuff I do. I like to spend time with them, is that lame? Of course my dad is one of those who says hi to every person he doesn't know, and he'll say things just to embarrass me, but whose dad doesn't? It would be weird if my dad was cool and we hung out all the time like friends. Um. No thank you. I don't like to admit it, but he really has taught me a lot of things, mostly about being yourself and not caring what people think. My grandpa and him are basically the same exact person. They are kind and considerate of EVERYONE and they don't judge people. I cannot ever think of a time my dad has voiced a bad opinion about someone and was dead serious. I don't know where they learned it from but it's really neat actually. I used to think it was totally embarrassing, but now that I'm sitting here thinking about it, I realize how legit my dad really is.

Don't even get me started about my mom. She would do anything for me. She is involved in so many different organizations and clubs for my activities that aren't necessary. I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that she helps out with all of the food for the showchoir invitational each year. And she volunteers to work and sell tickets at freezing cold football games for the Booster club. Okay so I don't love her just because she helps out. But you get the point.

I'm fortunate to have two parents that love and care for me so much, because I know some people only have one, none, or some that could care less. I love my parents and would be devestated if anything ever happened to them.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


This summer, I went to Minnesota with Rachel for a week to go fishing, tubing, and just spend time with her family. It was super fun getting to know all of her relatives and friends. And it was the first time I have ever been fishing, which was an experience itself.

See, at the lake we were at, there are docks that you can go bobber fishing off of in the morning or at night to catch little fish. And we did that most of the time because we're not old enough to take the boat out by ourselves. So we're fishing off the dock at the very end of the resort thing, and Rachel feels a tug on her line and starts reeling it in. We realize that she has a fish, but not just a little fish, its kind of a medium size. Neither of us know how to take the fish off the hook, well maybe we do but it's really disgusting and gross so we don't really want to do it. Rachel is freaking out because the fish swallowed the hook and there is absolutely nobody around because it's late at night. So I ran all the way up to our cabin and got Rachel's parents to come down while she is down at the dock with a fish on her line that is flopping all over the place. They finally arrive and take the fish off the hook and, it was dead. We didn't really know what else to do so we just threw it back into the water to see if it would swim, but, it didn't.Later that night I caught a fish about the same size as Rachel's was. It was the first one that I've ever caught! A couple days later, her dad took us out in the boat to go fishing and I got a bite on my line. I started reeling it in, but it was really heavy and then I saw a really big fish on my hook. I was freaking out because I've never caught a fish on a boat before so I did not know what I was doing. I tried to pull the fish up out of the water, but I didn't keep the tip of the rod up so the fish got loose and we never saw it again. I was really disappointed because I wanted to catch that fish! But oh well.

I guess what I'm trying to say in this blog is, know what your doing before you start it because it could turn out bad for you.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Um...Is It Winter?

Today, the forecast was rain and a high of 50 degrees, which means pants and sweatshirts. And there are those occasional few people who think it's still summer and wear shorts and a t-shirt. Where did the summer go? It seems like there was not so many hot days during the 3 months of break, but more of just warm weather. Now it's starting to get cooler faster?

It's October 2nd and it feels like it's December! Maybe it's just because one day it was really warm and then suddenly became cold but who knows. All I know is that it's the in-between weather that's hitting everyone. No doubt about it, fall is probably my favorite season. The leaves are falling off the trees and the landscape of what used to be green grass, is now orange, red, and brown.

When I was little, in art class we would pick up leaves from the ground outside and trace it onto a piece of paper and then color the designs of the leaf on the paper. These memories were during the fall when the weather was nice ten years ago at this time. But now it's all rainy and cold outside and I'm wondering if other little kids can get to experience some of the same things that our generation did.

I love sweatpants and blanket weather, which is what it feels like now, but usually it happens in the winter! I should probably not be complaining right now because this is my favorite time of year, but it's just so dang cold. I'm sitting here and my toes are about to fall off.

Global warming is kicking in to our society, changing the temperature everywhere. The icebergs are melting at the top of the globe and the affect is rubbing off on everyone else. Soon the changes will be more noticeable here and hurt us in different ways. Of course it wont be until thousands maybe millions of years later, but people should take action now to help protect our planet. It's just getting so dang cold so quick!

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Just get over it...

Halloween is just around the corner. I remember when I was little and my friends and I would dress up as whatever we wanted. I know I was a princess at least three times. And then there was the cheerleader, a pirate, a pumpkin, a hippie, and more. Those days when you could dress up and nobody would judge you for what you were wearing because you were only in kindergarten and that's what everyone else was doing so it was the cool thing to do. But, now if you try to dress up for Halloween, or homecoming week, or even for a school project; you get judged. People comment and talk about what your wearing or what you look like. Personally, I think they do it because they have nothing better to do with their lives and are to insecure about themselves so they have to put other people down, which makes no sense at all because that's completely rude but okay.

Even people walking in the hallway. If they have their own style and way they like to dress everyday, then just get over it. Acknowledge that they have their own way of doing things. Maybe you're the one who looks silly and stupid in their eyes.

My friends and I have almost got over the fact that people will judge you, and that we really don't care. Most people's negative opinions I could really care less about. But when someone you know and trust tells you something doesn't look right, that's when you need to change something. It's not a bad thing, that's just what happens sometimes.

There are, however, limits to the whole costume thing. You don't show up to your neighbors house or a Halloween party looking like a complete slut with a costume from the Halloween botique. People then just think you're really trashy and it's not all that attractive to show up to something like that. There are ways to have fun without all the nastiness. Those people aren't making fun of you, just kinda grossed out about why someone would wear that out in public haha.

But anyways, I think people just need to get a reality check for themselves and not make fun of what people wear because it can seriously get annoying. So what if that girl is wearing an ugly sweater? Maybe her grandma made it for her. There are reasons to not judge people so harshly in this world we call "equal."

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Obsession much?

The book cover of Twilight.
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Ever heard of the book/movie Twilight? If yes, you've probably heard all the girls screaming and mushing over the star character, Edward Cullen, what's not to like about him? He's sweet, charming, sexy, everything that a girl could ever ask for in a guy. And not to mention in the movie, Robert Pattinson, the guy who plays Edward is gorgeous.

The book's story is not all that complicated though. It's your average everyday girl who moves in with her dad after her parents got divorced. She goes to school and fits in, finds friends, all the same things you would expect from a teenager. There are people who are "different" at her school and everyone calls them the Cullen's. They don't talk to anyone who isn't in their group and skip school on days where the sun is out. The girl, Bella, is immediately curious about them. She later finds out they are, well lets just say I'm not going to ruin the entire story for you.

The second movie based off the book New Moon comes out in November and I know myself and millions of others can't wait until the day it comes. There is just something about the books that draws the reader in further and makes you not want to put the book down. When I was reading Twilight for the first time, I stayed up later and later each night because I wouldn't want to stop reading the story. It might be all the detail and thought that the author, Stephanie Meyer, puts into it all. There are a lot of creative, new ideas put into this book that one would never think of putting together.

So when girls are screaming for the new movie, or wearing a Twilight t-shirt, or obsessing over Edward Cullen on their facebook status, you know where it's all coming from. I might do all of those things as well, but that doesn't need to be mentioned here.:) Oh, and it's not just the teenage girls that are obsessed with these books and movies. I know my mom was the one who got me started on reading the books before they even became popular! And I know plenty of guys who have gone with their girlfriends to see the movie and have loved it. So don't judge a book by the people who read it, cause you never know what's gonna end up inside!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Time of Your Life

When people think of showchoir, they think obnoxious and over-excited people. And gay guys. But that is not the case with Happiness Inc. Sure we may be really loud and expressive but that is just how our personalities are in life. And, most of the guys in the showchoir, aren't gay.

But while people are enjoying the summer, we have already started our season by spending four long days at school learning choreography. Not complaining or anything because it's soooo much fun, but when you see the end result of Happiness every year, you'll see why we start so early.

Last year I was in Protege, Kennedy's prep showchoir. We were pretty good and won 3 out of 5 competitions. But this year when I found out I made Happiness I was so thrilled! Happiness is ranked like 18th best showchoir in the nation! I think people are really gonna enjoy our show this year because it's super different then anything Happiness has ever done.

Showchoir is probably not just an activity for me, it's my life, as well as my mom and dad's too. During the entire school year, I can't even count how many hours are spent at school involving showchoir. Every year, Kennedy hosts it's own "showchoir invitational" and my mom is in charge of all the food for it; which is a huge job. My dad helps with backstage, props, and my mom with the food. But they both love doing it because it gives them a challenge from their everyday lives.

I've made so many friends from being involved with showchoir, and this year I hope to become closer with many other people in it. We're going on a trip to Chicago this year for 4 days to compete and perform and have fun. But there was a little controversy over that trip when yesterday, we found out that our prep group is going to be tagging along with us. It's an issue because we never got to do any of that when we were in prep groups. And that's usually when Happiness has its bonding time. There are other showchoir competitions, but this is supposed to be a special event for being in the top group. The feeling you get when you get up onstage and perform the best you can is amazing, and everyone around you is having the time of their lives as well.

I encourage everyone who has not seen a showchoir ever, to go and see one because the work that some of them put into their show is amazing. I can't wait for another exciting year.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dance Your Heart Out

So, last night was the annual homecoming dance. Everyone gets all dressed up, goes out to eat, takes pictures, and then dies because of the heat in the cafeteria. When attending this dance, one would usually ask a date to go with them.

People ask others from Kennedy or from other schools around the area. One can even ask a person who is in college. But to have someone attend from another school, you have to "sign up" this person on a sheet where the faculty can look over them. But, I think it's pretty rude how our school supports gays but wont let you sign up and bring another person of the same sex. I think everyone should be treated equally. Not saying I'm gay but i think everyone has a right to whatever they feel.

At the dance, I think it's really awkward when the teachers walk in the middle of the dance floor to observe what everyone is doing. I understand that they need to check up and see what's going on, but it is super weird when they come right next to you.

As I'm sitting here writing this, I think about how when you're at the dance you don't really realize what everyone else around you is doing. You're kinda in your own little world and don't care what people are doing. It's really kinda neat actually.

This year our DJ was pretty good. Last year was horrible when they kept playing the same songs over and over again and they were pretty old songs as well. Everyone ended up sitting down on the dance floor because they were so mad that the music completely sucked. But this year they played good songs and it was supppper fun!

We went in a group of 14 people and everyone came over to my house before dinner looking good to take some pictures. We probably spent like 30 minutes smiling and my mouth ended up hurting haha. Then we all traveled to Biaggi's to eat in the wine room. It was super nice and so much fun. We then went to the dance to take formal pictures with Reid Photography and met up with some other friends. Then the dancing started and within 5 minutes we were already sweating. It is always so hot in the cafeteria! But I guess you have to deal with it when you want to have a good time.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Those pets you just don't want to lose

Have you ever had that one pet that you have totally fallen in love with. It's your best friend and it's your responsibility to take care of it, not because you have to but because you want to. We have had so many cats that have lived with us for several years and there has been like 4 that have been the best ones, so far. But then something becomes wrong with them, and you have to take them to the vet right away and their gone in an instant.

The two cats that we've had in the past, were Pumpkin and Norman. They were probably the best cats you could ever ask for. Pumpkin would respond to you if you talked to him. He would basically start a conversation and keep it going. Is that possible? But seriously he would always be around you and if you went upstairs, he'd meow for you and see where you went. We were sooooo devestated when he developed a heart problem and we had to put him down.

Our other cat we had before Pumpkin, was Norman. He would always want to lay down on a lap. He looked forward to nighttime when everyone was home and he could be around us. He was really fat though because my mom would always feed him because he was such a good cat haha.

But anyways, I guess the point of this whole thing is to tell about my cats that we have right now, and how they have this really horrible thing going on with their skin. They itch all the time like crazy and so we take them to the vets office every week and they get dipped into this lye(sp?) water stuff that is basically poisoning their skin to get the infection out. It can't get on humans or in our carpet or anything. They can just transfer it from one to another. But these cats are so amazing. We've had Buddy since he was just a kitten and we couldn't bare to lose him. And Rex is the sweetest cat you've ever met. It's just really hard to see them suffer and we're trying to help them but it's not working out very well.

It kinda sucks seeing these two cats we have, have a problem that could hurt them so much. We don't want them to suffer and it's hard to watch when their gnawing at their skin for 24 hours strait. But we don't really know what else to do. It's a really sad situation and I'm kinda scared for what could happen to them in the future.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I gotta feelin'

Here at school, everyone is dressed up and in a good mood; girls are getting their nails done and guys are getting ready for the "big game" friday. And, it's homecoming week.

To start the week off, we had lazy day or as most of the school took it, pajama day. Me and Dallas wore matching spongebob pjs and we got some crazy looks from freshmen. I honestly don't care what people think about me so I didn't really care what I was wearing, we just kinda got into the whole spirit day thing. Tuesday, it was crayola day so the seniors wore blue, we wore red, sophomores: purple, and freshmen: orange. So of course, I went all out again with red tights, red shorts, and a red shirt. It was soooo cool seeing everyone in our classes wearing the same color, or different if they were in a different grade. We also had the top 7 assembly that day with all the homecoming royalty lined and dressed up ready to answer the question they were dreading. This year I personally think the questions sucked. Who is going to care what you would do to change the world or what Cedar Rapids biggest problem is. People vote on the queen and king because of who they are and their personality, not of what they are going to become in the future. But anyway, onto Wednesday, jungle day. Again, Dallas and I went completely full out. We wore these old skirts we found in my dressup clothes that had a bunch of animal print on them. I had a monkey around my neck the entire day and we both carried a cat and tiger on a leash behind us. We got some REALLY crazy looks haha. People were staring at us but then laughed cause if you know us, thats really just how we are. Today, Thursday, is jersey day and I have to wear a jersey for dance team. Then tomorrow is green and gold day for the game later that night!

This week you can totally tell that people are excited for the dance because it's something they can look forward to. I think our school needs more little things that people can go to to have fun so that the school year wouldn't seem so long and there were more things people could anticipate. Everyone is in a good mood and looking their best everyday, because if they don't have a date yet, they should probably get on top of that.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I just found this thing

You know that feeling you get when you're rummaging through things in your room and you find something you haven't seen in forever because you got it when you were like 5? Yeah I kinda just had one of those moments. My mom's yelling at me to clean up my room because you can probably only see half the floor. Who has time to clean when you have 3 hours of ap homework every night? But anyway I was obeying her this time and looking through my drawers in my desk when I found my old diary. It has Barbie on the front with pink and blue stripes all over the place, and it has a lock. So I just kinda broke it open wanting to look at it so badly.

Now this diary is probably from like 3rd grade up til about 6th or 7th grade. Yeah, kinda lame I know. But I was reading through it and saw how bad of a speller I used to be and all the crazy things that I would write about. I seriously needed help back then. As I'm sitting here reading it now I can't believe how much detail I went into about every little thing. It tells about what I did that day, with who, the exact time I wrote that diary entry, and things that I loved about it. Some of the newer entries got kind of spread apart as I started to get busier, so they were longer. I would tell about the most important things in my life at that time, and how I felt about them. One explains how at someones house after a dance in 7th grade this guy I liked wouldn't talk to me and I was getting really mad about it. Haha.

People don't really remember the little things in life and I'm glad that I wrote a bunch of this stuff down so that later, I can look at it and see what happened to me. My mom has a million scrap books and pictures of when I was little so that we can look back on them later in life to remember what went on. Just the other day we were looking through an old picture book and she reminded me of what I got on this Christmas and what I was for Halloween that year. It was soooo much fun. I love looking at pictures of great times. Even if it was a couple weeks ago you can still remember all the laughs you had with those people that day.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Society's changing...

What is a "home phone" now anyways? Everywhere you go you see people with a cell phone up to their ear or in their face sending a text message. I'm not one to be a hypocrite, because I know I probably send 5000 texts a month, but still. It bugs me when you run into people in the hallway because their buried into their cell phone.

My parents barely even know how to text message let alone what one is. Our generation could not live without our cell phones, that's why it's such a big deal when we have to get it taken away or if it breaks. I really don't know how our parents and relatives could live without even a computer. We use all sorts of chatting sites to hook up with friends at the last minute: Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, etc.

Other things like video games games and television can also be very addicting. Little kids are getting a bad influence with electronics at such a young age. I know my cousins are totally into the Star Wars shooting games on Xbox and they love to come over and play Wii when they're in town. But I guess that's how our society is changing and growing. Soon there are going to be robots driving our cars for us.

There's also this new thing called picture messaging. Um. Yeah. That can be great if you have something to show someone or to keep memories with you. But people are now starting to abuse this little thing and have turned it into sexting. I really don't care if people do it. Just don't be stupid about it and let it get around the entire school because people don't want to see that. It brings out a horrible part of you. Last year, there were so many pictures going around I can't even fathom why people would be that stupid.

Driving and texting is also becoming a huge issue for teenagers and even young adults. There have be so many crashes lately because people have been on the phone while driving to the mall, the movies, school, etc. I think saving your life and other people's lives is worth waiting to talk to someone for fifteen minutes.

This video is probably the worst I've ever seen. There are so many devastating things going on in it. I really think that everyone should watch it. It made me realize to be a more alert driver because you never know if the person driving next to you could be texting and suddenly swerve over the line and into your lane.

Thats all for now my fellow bloggers.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Do I really miss summer?

Students are starting off the school year meeting their teachers, figuring out their classes, and meeting new friends. The classes here, well let's just say there are many to choose from. But while some people are just starting off the new school year, others have been at school all summer doing activities and working hard. As I sit here though, I realize that I never really got to "sleep in" during the summer, and that may be why I'm so tired even when school is just starting. Going to dance team every morning at 7 am is not what I'd call fun.

My other friends would be just waking up when I got done at dance and they'd brag about how non-tired they were. It definitely sucked. You still get weekends and things to sleep, but still who wants to stay home all weekend?

Now, during school, I'm blogging for my AP lang class just like all the other students. You can hear all the other keyboards typing away. It's kind of cool actually, because you know some are making a really amazing writing when I really don't know what to write about.

I know that I did get no sleep this summer, well not as much as I needed to. But I think that I am starting to get more sleep now that school is starting, which I don't know how could be possible. Yesterday, I went to the doctor's office for a physical and she kindly asked me "What time do you wake up and what time do you go to bed?" I told her and she quickly denied saying that I didn't get enough sleep. "Children your age really should get 9-9&1/2 hours of sleep a night." I just looked at her and agreed so she wouldn't push me any further. Because I really don't agree with her. Probably 90% of the school doesn't get that much sleep a night! And I'm not as tired as I usually am, yet. But we'll see how this school year treats me.

Thats all for now my fellow bloggers.