Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Haven't blogged in forever, but just saying that I am about to have one of the best nights ever with one of my most favorite people in the world.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

senior pictures, if you cared.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wrong Decisions?

When I was in 8th grade I had to make a huge decision and sometimes I wonder if I made the wrong one in the end. I loved to do all kinds of sports when I was little: soccer, swimming, basketball, dance, and softball. Softball took up the entire summer and then some in the school year. Dance is all year round and is very time consuming as well. Here was the dilemma. Do I keep playing softball and be a sporty girl or do I continue with dance and become a girly girl?There wasn't time to do both. But, there were positives and negatives to both sides. I loved softball but at the same time I hated it, only because of the team I was on and the coach that was coaching us was super mean. I loved dance and being on the stage but it is so tiring and expensive. So which way do I go? Obviously I picked dance, since I've mentioned dance team and such, but I think back and I miss softball terribly. I was a decent catcher and I loved doing it. I was really good at bunting and running really fast so I could steal bases. I miss getting dirty and sunflower seeds and softball tans. Whenever I go to a baseball game I suddenly get this empty feeling like I need to play softball. But I love dancing too. I still try to play catch with my boyfriend but he plays all the time and gets sick of it. I don't have any of my catching stuff anymore which upsets me because I want to see what I can do now.

I don't know if others agree with this, but I feel like I can be a girly girl and a sporty kind of girl. I try to be both sides because, well, I don't really know who I am yet because of the feeling I get when I miss playing.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Realization

I have realized so much throughout the summer that its not even funny.
I've realized that I don't need friends that don't treat me right and I have other friends that care about me and want to be my friend.
I've realized that what I did in October was the best decision of my life and then I may have made a couple other mistakes after that but now I know for sure that I picked the right choice and it has made me a happier person.
I've realized that love really is possible in high school and if adults tell you its not, well it is.
I've realized that my boyfriend is an amazing person, even if he jokes around with me I need to learn not to take things so seriously and to lighten up because hes different than anyone I've ever been with.
I've realized that it's our senior year and we have to make the best of it because pretty soon we will be meeting new people and starting a new life.
I've realized that some of my closest friends are leaving me in only one month.

It's been a great summer of realization so far. I can't wait to see what else will come in the next couple months.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Texas

I went to Texas for a couple of days with my older cousins to visit my grandparents. Sounds like a pretty sweet, easygoing trip right? Wrong. See, my cousins are both older than me, and their mom's are sisters and best friends while their brother, my dad, gets put off. So that leaves me out in the open to make fun of and talk about behind my back the whole trip. You think drama lives in high school, talk about people that have known you your entire life and know everything about you and your family. They talked so much crap about me I barely want to see them again. Not to mention the fight with my boyfriend, my grandparents old age and getting Alzheimer's disease, my friends are having a girls night, and my parents are going off doing all these fun things while I'm gone. Talk about the worse trip ever. I'm just glad to be home again.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's summer thank christ

Summer has arrived and blogging is no longer required for class but I've decided that it's a great place to let out my emotion that has been inside me for so long.

Say hello to my little friend Susie. Susie was my best friend until we got in an argument and weren't talking again but Susie has this constant urge to be mean to me and we are in the same friend group so she decides to just laugh at me behind my back and talk about me to my other friends. I don't like Susie. Luckily she is going away to college soon so maybe I can get my friends back and move on with my life.

Say hello to my boyfriend's cat, Bitch. She decided that she would go have sex with another cat and get pregnant and have little baby kittens all over the yard. So when she did have them, she was a horrible mother and didn't take care of them at all. The other day I decided to go down and see the little kittens and one was on the floor shaking and dying and crying out for help. And where is Bitch the mother? Sitting up on the porch not even caring about her dying baby in need of help. I yelled and screamed at her and asked her why she was not doing anything but she did not respond, of course. I cried the next day when I saw the tiny kitten, dead on the floor.

There will be more updates of how summer goes throughout the next couple months but so far I could only ask that there be more sun so I can get a little tanner, other than that everything else is perfect<333 love lyfe.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I miss...

Here are things that I miss dearly in my life:

I miss going to the dance studio every Sunday and dancing my heart out even though I didn't really want to, the smell of the whole place still haunts me every Sunday.
I miss my old neighbor friends and how we used to play together every single day outside and we just played together and nobody cared about anything other then that we were together.
I miss elementary school where there was no homework and nap time and snack time and recess and there was no drama.
I miss my old house with its pink shutters and stairs leading up to the door.
I miss living in Florida where it was always warm outside and it didn't snow.
I miss playing video games like Harry Potter, Sing It!, and DDR with my friends, afternoons were filled with these games.
I miss my old pets and how they always liked to cuddle with me and play with me, now I'm never home and my cat is only in love with my mom.
I miss the old dance team and going to Disney World with them and always getting to see them every day.
I miss Read Photography and getting dance pictures done there every year in all my costumes.
I miss the times I had with old "friends" and the memories we shared together.
I miss riding the bus to middle school and feeling like I was cool when I was in 8th grade and got to ride in the back of the bus.
I miss my family's cooking at holidays because now I'm so busy that we don't get to stick around for endless amounts of days being served tastey food.
I miss school pictures in elementary school when nobody cared how your picture turned out and all the girls wore pretty dresses and the boys wore little ties around their necks.
I miss the first cell phone that I had and it's simplicity and how cool I thought I was to own an actual cell phone.
I miss my friends that used to care about me before they found new people to hang out with.
I am happy that I know how new friends that care about me more than them and can treat me with a little more respect.
I'm sad that some of these friends are going to leave me soon, however.

Check out this website.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Going Out Concert

Two nights ago was our last concert for showchoir this year. We watched our prep groups do their show for the last time, and our parents gave us a surprise remake of our show with all of our parents doing the things that we do in the show. It was pretty hilarious. But then when it became time to do our show on stage, I wasn't so sure how to feel. Some of my best friends are leaving next year that I spend so much time with after school. They're on dance team and in showchoir plus I have classes with them and it will be so weird to do things next year when they aren't here. This is pretty much what I was thinking about the entire time we did our show. I started crying during the ballad (of course) and at the end of the last number when I realized that it was all over. After we performed, it's a tradition that our varsity showchoir and anyone who is an alumni of the group come up on the stage and sing the song Forever which is the saddest song ever. Some of the lyrics say, "Forever, good friends are forever...." and it goes on to say that in different ways which really made me start crying. My senior friends would keep looking at me and they were crying which made me cry and it was just a big cry fest and nobody was really singing. After that we all kind of gathered in a big group and hugged each other and cried. Next year it will be me who is going to be leaving all these people that I've known and I'll have to give up showchoir and dance team in high school and I'll probably never do anything like it ever again. Which is a really scary thought because that's basically all that I do, besides school of course. But I guess I'll just enjoy this next year as much as I can because all of the graduated people I talk to say enjoy it while it lasts because they miss it like crazy, which scares me as well.

I love all of my friends and I will miss those who are leaving next year and I don't know how were going to get by doing some things without them. But, we will have to manage.



Here is the video of the parents trying to do our show. I find it quite hilarious when comparing it with the real one.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Friday, May 14, 2010

i'm gonna be a senior soon...

Planning for senior pictures already and trying to figure out what outfits I'm going to wear and when we're going to do it and where I wanna take them at and UGH so much stress. I think I've decided who I'm going to get them taken by but now the question is when, where, and what to wear. When I look at everyone else's senior pictures, they are SOOOO beautiful and I just hope that mine turn out okay and everyone likes mine as much as I like theirs. I chose to go to this studio that nobody really goes to and they come to you so that everyone's pictures are different and the poses are different. When you look at the people who all go to the same studio here in our town, their poses look the exact same. Sure there is some individuality, but for the most part they all look the same, and I don't want that. It seems early to me to be planning for all this, considering I'm not even a senior yet, but I'm getting kind of excited as well. There are so many new things that you get to do when your a senior that everyone else misses out on. There's senior pictures (of course), prom, senior skip days, and just having that feeling that everyone else in the school is younger then you and you have power to do whatever you want. But also realizing that in only a couple of months, you are going to leave the people that you have grown up with since you were only 5 years old. Most of them you will never see again until the holidays roll around and everyone comes home, but even then you don't know if you will see everyone who you want to.
We don't have to think about that right now, because it's still May of my junior year, but if you think about it, it's really not that far away. I don't know how I'm going to live on my own. Where will my mom be when I'm sick? And what if I'm just tired one day and I don't wanna go to school? These things haunt me sometimes and I don't really know what to think of them, but let's move on to a different subject now.

As I'm thinking about it more and more, these senior pictures should be fun. I'm excited!
Here is a picture of one of my friends that got her pictures done at the place that I'm going to go. SHE IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

AP Tests

Friday, I took my AP US test at the Kirkwood center down by Carlos o' Kelly's and it was the longest test of my entire life. Besides not knowing anything during the hour long multiple choice section, the 2 hour essay part was horrible. Who needs 2 hours to write 3 essay's seriously? I got done almost 45 minutes early and I know that most other people were done way early too. It just doesn't really make sense. If they want you to push yourself and do good but limit your time, then why did they give us so long to write these essays?!!?? On Wednesday I have to take the AP Lang test as well and I have no idea how that test will go. I hope it doesn't take as long though because that seemed like it was forever! Monday is the AP Bio test which I am not going to take because I know absolutely nothing in that class. I guess it's a little more of using your common sense then American History, but you have to know all the little detailed things and I do not know any of that. I only manage getting by in that class by doing the extra points options and the other assignments that aren't tests. If that class was all tests I would be totally failing that class. Why are these AP classes so hard and remind me again why I decided to take three of them this year? I'm only taking two next year and they are easy ones. I don't want another full load of homework next year on top of dance team and show choir especially when it's my senior year and your supposed to have a good time!

I hope I did decent on the AP US test and I hope I do okay on the AP Lang test as well and don't get any ones because that would just be pretty embarassing. Don't get me wrong, I don't really wanna be bored and watching TV every single night, but I don't want to have so much work that I can't get it all done even when I have nothing going on at night.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spam and more Spam!

Spam email pisses me off a whole lot. This one time I accidentaly put my email into this thing on some random website and now every night my entire Yahoo! inbox is full of stupid letters telling me I've won a new iPod touch and a new computer if I just enter here! BULL! I will not win anything new you will just keep sending me stupid shit to make me eventually spend money to buy what I want. There are also these weird creepy things that say people are waiting to chat with me...um..wtf? No I do not want to talk to weird random ass people that probably just want sex. Every day there are more and more and more emails. Somebody please tell me how I am supposed to stop these from coming! I DO NOT WANT YOU STUPID SPAM JUST STAY OUT OF MY COMPUTER!

Speaking of spam, that reminds me of canned meat. Don't ask me why I just suddenly thought of that, or why I started talking about it because I honestly have never tasted that stuff nor do I ever have the desire to. That does not sound very appetizing at all. Don't soldiers eat that when they are in other countries? ICK. Our showchoir did a novelty about Spamalot a couple years ago and saying that word also reminds me of that. Spam can mean a lot of different things to different people and it might now be one of my favorite words to say. Just say it out loud. Spam. Isn't that just a great word?!
Okay so I don't really know where this blog post is going or why I even started talk about this spam email, probably because it just makes me really mad. But if anybody out there has anyway to stop it from filling up my inbox with a bunch of stuff that I really don't want or need or care about, please let me know?!?!?

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Amusement Parks in Iowa...aka NONE

So here goes me trying to list off the amusement parks in Iowa that I know of:

-Adventureland
-Lost Island (it's a waterpark I guess)
-Grand Harbor (again, waterpark)
And yep that's pretty much it. Don't get me wrong, a day at Adventureland is quite entertaining, but it's just not anything like Six Flags or Disney World. I wish we lived in a little cooler state. When people think of Iowa they think of farming and animals, when that is not what it's about at all. We lived in a well developed city and only in the country is where you can find people farming in their backyards. I guess we associate states and other countries for what they are best known by when you learn the states only in grade school. Then your imagination develops and you get a bigger picture of what you think these states should look like when you arrive there. There are some cool things to do here and it's not like we get bored in little ol' Iowa, but I just wish there were something more exciting to do here rather then having to spend a bunch of money just to get to the place where there is something exciting to do.

Waterparks here are always fun on a hot day, but it's not like they can stay open year round because it gets a little chilly here sometimes. Lost Island isn't anything like the Wisconsin Dells, which by the way I would love to go there someday. I've never been skiing either, I don't even know if we have that opportunity here in Iowa? But anyhow, I just wish there were some better things here. I guess I've said that a bunch of times now but now that I'm thinking about it, it's really angering me why there aren't more exciting things to do here! We go on vacation and see all these cool restaurants, malls, entertainment. How come that is not in Iowa? Eh. Whatever, it's not like I'm going to start building a new Disney World here!
This is about as cool as the rollercoaster's get at Adventureland and there are only three of them....so yeah. My point exactly.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Randomness

So I'm going to copy @cccaat for this blog post. Oops sorry I'm just a little used to being on Twitter so much. ;)

Things that I see in this room that interest me:

The Wii is in the corner by the TV, but we never really use it anymore. I used to always play that bowling game and now we never use it. Maybe when I'm done blogging I'll get on the Wii Fit and start playing it.

My kitty is cuddling up next to me and purring. I love when he is just calm and lying down. Sometimes he'll get so overwhelmed with you that he'll climb right up on you! Speaking of cats, I really want this little kitten at my boyfriend's house (they have lots of cats that live in their barn outside) and its a black little kitty that follows me around every time I go over there. I really want that cat and I wanna bring him home. HE IS SO CUTE!

The TV is on the News right now and I kinda miss watching the news, it really lets you know what is going on in the world right now. Sometimes you just need to cuddle up and watch the news, it's actually quite relaxing.

The smell of dinner is in the air because my mom is cooking right now and it smells delicious!

My cell phone and this computer are pretty much my life. I could not live without my cell phone and I use the computer way to much during the day. I guess our generation is used to electronics helping the do the things that they need to do.

Oh and I would just like to mention that the coffee table in our living room was only 3 dollars at a garage sale that my mom went to. She brought it home and we painted it up a little bit and its just like brand new. It gives our room a little character and spices it up a little bit.

Okay that's all of the things in this room right now that are actually interesting to me and are worthy to talk about.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

A Little Jealous

So our school's prom was last night and being only a junior with a boyfriend who is a junior, I didn't get the opportunity to go. But seeing all of my friends going to prom and looking so pretty and having a bunch of fun, it made me really wanna go. I could have gone this year, before breaking it off with my ex boyfriend who is a senior, but that would have meant that I would have to make a lot of sacrifices in my life that I wasn't willing or ready to make. Sometimes doing things for yourself is better then doing what you want. I've learned that the hard way.

I'm not really the best person when I have to chose between two things I want. I always pick the wrong thing and it turns out affecting me badly in someway. There have been several times I picked the wrong decision and I had to pay for it in the end. The only thing that I can do is learn from these experiences, but it just kind of sucks. I would spill my entire stories on here if I could, but I don't really want everyone knowing.

My life has gotten better since I made the wrong choice and I guess that's just what happens. People forget and forgive and time moves things forward but your actions are always going to be there.

I don't really know what any of this has to do with prom, but it just got me thinking about a lot of stuff and it made me kinda sad to think about. Oh well, next year I'll get my own prom and then I wont have to be jealous of everyone else being able to go when we can all go together.

Here is a website that has a lot of cool prom dresses on it.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

working mehasl;ekrjoie

I would just like to say that I have to go to work tonight and that explains how my day is going to go. Knowing that I have to go there for a couple hours tonight really makes everything better. I get to go be with a bunch of people I don't know and stand in a greasy concession stand where it could quite possibly be only 30 degrees outside tonight.

I'm going to have to wear a sweatshirt under my shirt and look a little bigger then I normally would. I'm going to get beer spilled all over me when the drunk people come back up to get some more. I'm going to get yelled at by at least one customer tonight, guarantee it, because we don't have something in stock. I'm going to have a super greasy face and body when I walk to my car after my shift. I'm going to have to be there at 5 before everyone else to help set up everything and I've never done that so I'm going to feel like shit because I feel like I can't do anything right. I'm going to have an older person standing over my shoulder watching my every move and making sure I'm doing everything right. I wont get like any tips tonight because it's Wednesday and who wants to watch baseball on a Wednesday night. There is going to be popcorn all over the floor and I could potentially slip.

I guess I shouldn't complain much because I do have a job that I get paid for and it's something different to do each week. Not one time when I work is the job the same because you're always seeing new people and they are quite interesting let me tell you. There are some people that I see 5 times a night because they want more beer or their little kid wanted something else and they didn't buy that the first 4 times. Then there are the people who think that everything they say is right but really they aren't right at all and your just supposed to sit there and let them talk until they have gotten all their steam off and continue on with the order.

Okay so maybe I might really like my job, but I'm just really lazy right now and I hate going out and doing anything. I have senioritis, but I'm only a junior. Next year is going to be a long year.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The School Years Just Don't Stop

Another year is ending and it's already time to start thinking about next year's activities. This upcoming week, we have showchoir tryouts for next year. It's only April and we don't even do anything until July! It's going to be weird going to school and thinking this is the last time we're going to try out and it's actually going to be the 4th time we've tried out, although it doesn't seem that way. There's going to be a lot of younger kids trying out this year and their hopes will be crushed when they find out that they didn't make the group they wanted, but it happens every year. There are only a handful of people that make it and continue on up the ladder.

Hopefully I'll make it next year again, because they are doing some really cool songs that I can't wait to be a part of. I don't really have any doubt, because I was in it this year and our director knows how I perform and work. I am kind of nervous though, because I just did my dance audition and I totally screwed it up. I forgot a little bit of it but I pushed through. I'm on dance team though and they should know that right? I'm just a little scared. I wouldn't want to be in it one year and then be kicked out and not in it the next year!

I am probably just overreacting and there is nothing to worry about. But this is totally me. I have to vent about something just to realize that I'm over exaggerating it. I don't exactly remember how much I messed up on, but now that I think about it, I really didn't do that bad. I would just like to say thank you blogger, for being there when i needed to vent about something and you totally just made me feel better.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Insurance and the future

So what's with all these Geico commercials and the gecko? I was just watching tv earlier this morning and one came on. So I decided to look on Youtube and found this video that has like a bunch of these commercials all in one.



I've always wondered which insurance is better. All of these commercials tell you that your not getting the best rates when you're using these other companies. On the AllState commercials they tell you that you should use their company because you're paying too much otherwise. So where are you supposed to find the information on where you should get your insurance from? What is the right solution to your problems? What am I supposed to do when I get older and have to buy insurance for my family? Do I listen to these commercials or what? All of these questions need to be answered so I don't make the wrong decision and end up spending way more then I need to.

I really don't know why I'm thinking about all of this because it's kind of a long time away, but my future has really been on my mind a lot right now. I'm trying to plan out college and thinking about what I'm going to do. Maybe it's because I'm going to be a senior in high school next year and that's just a really weird feeling. When thinking about high school and all the memories, it doesn't seem like it's been 3 years already. In only a year, I'm going to be leaving all my friends that I've grown up with for my entire life. I'm going to have to make new friends and really actually start my life. It's a very weird feeling.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

LIKE OMG WHICH HAIR STYLE MAKES ME LOOK FABULOUS!?!

So I was just browsing around on the internet this morning (what's new) and found one of the top stories on Yahoo was "What Men Really Think About Your Hair" or just this link. It talks about how they surveyed 100 random guys on the street and asked them a series of questions about what they like best on girls' hair.

Like they really want me to believe this stuff these guys are saying about girls' hair? Each guy is different and has their own opinion about what they like. And every girl looks different in different styles according to what their face shape is and their skin color, their eyes, and other physical features. When these guys were interviewed, they probably had one girl in mind that they were thinking about when they answered all these questions and answered the questions according to what they think looks good on her. Or, they were thinking of famous people and talked about how they looked because they think that they are the most beautiful girls on the planet. But really, get a grip, they're just people like you and me. Different things look different on different people! That's a lot of differents, but seriously, it's the truth.

The author of this article also compares all of these hairstyles and such to famous people that we all know so that we think differently about the topic.

This article just grabbed my attention because I always find myself laughing when I see these types of surveys that interview hot guys to answer questions so that girls will read it and change their ways. If someone really loves you, you can be yourself and they will still like you no matter what your hair looks like.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Decisions, decisions

Have you ever realized how many decisions we make during the day. It starts right when that alarm goes off in the morning. Should I hit the snooze button or just get up now? I think my goal tomorrow will be to count how many choices I have to make throughout my school day. That may be a challenge. But decisions aren't only in your school day. There are the people you hang out with and what you choose to do, what you eat during the day, and so many other things.

This year I had to make one of the biggest decisions of my life and though some people may say it was easy, it wasn't. There are people in your life that come and go. You meet new friends and the old ones drift away. And then there are those friends who stay with your for awhile. I am lucky enough to have a couple of people who have been in my life for quite some time and we're still friends. Of course I don't want to let the old ones go off to college but hopefully we'll still keep in touch. This year, I have a lot of friends that are seniors and will be leaving soon. It's gonna be really hard to see them leave.

Making decisions isn't always the easiest thing either. Sometimes you lose people in your life to make yourself feel better about you. That's kind of what happened to me. But no further detail is needed about this situation, it's not easy to talk about. I'm just glad that I have people who respect me and that can make the same good decisions that I do in their life because ultimately, that's what your life depends on. The decisions you make.

Here is a website with a bunch of quotes about making decisions.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

websites and time

Websites that I visit too often and why:

-Facebook (of course, what other teen doesn't visit facebook every single day) probably because I get bored and need some entertainment.
-Twitter (again, teenagers) and this would go along with the bored reason as well and it's kinda creepy but I really don't care.
-Google, it's probably the best thing that has ever happened to this world in the means of technology because it can give you the answer to anything.
-Yahoo, I check my email way too often then I should. I don't even get anything good in my email, it's all junk mail and stuff but I still check it everyday.
-Youtube, also the entertainment reason and it's just fun to watch the featured videos everyday.
-LoveGivesMeHope, it has cute little love stories (that are true I hope!) about people who have experienced an act of kindness or love from another person.

I decided to do my blog on these websites that I visit too often because I find myself everyday going onto the computer and visiting the same things over and over. It's not just once a day either. Sometimes it can be like 15 times in a night! It's not like our parents ever had this kind of access to get on the computer all the time and explore the web. They probably didn't even have computers in their childhood. Students these days should really be more active so that our population isn't a bunch of fat people just sitting on the computer, the tv, the videogames. It makes me sad to see people flying on an airplane and they cant even fit inside the seat they're trying to sit it. When you're that fat, you need to do something about it. Hopefully people start realizing they are spending to much time sitting around, and need to spend more time being active. This list of websites I use all the time got me thinking that I really could be doing something more productive with my time, rather than just sitting around! Just sitting here writing this blog, I visited twitter, google, and yahoo because when the computer is sitting right in front of me, I can't help it. I just start surfing the web. WOW. I really have an addiction.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Volunteering

Today after school, I went to my mom's nursing home to volunteer for awhile and help the old people out a little bit. When I first arrived, I turned on the Wii for about 7 residents and we played the video game The Price is Right. They enjoyed it I think because they got to bid on items and guess on a bunch of different things. They may be old, but they still love playing video games!

Next, I went into an old man's room to play some cards with him. My mom had told me he was an excellent card player and enjoyed it very much. So we played the world's simplest game, war. We got started and I looked around his small room. There were pictures hung on the wall of him and his family from when he was what looked like to be 30 years old. There were pictures of his kids as well and I asked if the people in the picture were his kids. He quietly answered yes and we went on playing the game. But as I looked around some more, I noticed a sign hung on the wall that said: "Happy 90th birthday! We are proud of your kids, grand kids, and great grand kids. We also thank you for your service during WWII." This shocked me, but then I noticed the other navy signs hung around the room as well and made the connection. I was sitting with a World War two soldier that had survived. My respect for him went way up after seeing him shake and try to figure out the card game that we were playing.

I traveled down to the bottom floor where the people with dementia live, and the activities director and I took 2 at a time out for a wheelchair walk around the place outside. They enjoyed the great weather and being able to get out of their rooms. But pushing them around was a little hard, especially going up hills, because I was pushing almost twice my weight!

Overall this experience was great, and I now enjoy spending time with old people. They have so much to offer and a lot of advice to give. They find the things that we do in the world, fascinating and it makes it fun for me to see the joy that I bring to them when I come see them.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Part of a legacy

Saturday, I got to be involved in one of the coolest events I have ever experienced. It was a concert of a bunch of Queen songs done by a Queen reenactment band that had the Orchestra Iowa and a bunch of local showchoirs to back them up.
We've been practicing for about a month and all of our hard work finally paid off. After learning all of the harmony and backup parts to the songs that we only know the melody and the chorus' to, we got to sing with a guy who sounded just like some of the guys from Queen along with the orchestra and band playing in the front. The lights were going crazy, but the audience was just a little bit older then most rock concert audiences. So we had to help them out and cheer out loud a little bit. What was so cool about this experience though, was that we were the backup singers. My parents told me that it actually sounded like a Queen song when the main guy was singing and we were helping him out.

Most people in our showchoir didn't want to participate in this experience, but boy were they missing out. We got to watch the whole first half of the concert and it was amazing. I can only imagine what the sound was like when we were singing the backup parts.

We had to wear our costumes from our show though, so each of the different schools were wearing different clothes. I had a little malfunction with my costume, as my friend had grabbed the wrong bag and it was the shortest girl's in our showchoir. But there was no time to go back to the school and get my own, so I wore a horribly short skirt up on stage. But oh well I was totally rocking it!

We got to talk to the main singer and the pianist after the show and told them how amazing they are and what a great experience it was to be able to participate in something like that. Just the feeling that I got when everyone in the audience was standing up and swaying back and forth with their cell phones in their hands was amazing. It was like looking out at a dark sky with stars at night.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Another trip to Chicago

I mentioned about 2 weeks ago that our showchoir took a trip to Chicago for a couple of days for a competition. Well yesterday I got to spend about 10 hours on a charter bus back up to Chicago for my Spanish class to look at Spanish art that we have been studying in class.

The day started off at 5:45 am when we had to arrive at school to load the buses. Let's just say that was an early morning. We then started off on our journey to Illinois. I was looking forward to getting some sleep or something on the bus, but as soon as I tried to sleep, our teacher started playing this really loud Spanish rock concert on the TV's and it was blaring in my ear. So much for sleeping. When we arrived, we were a little early so we headed out to a place by the lake and took some pictures for awhile. Then we traveled back into downtown Chicago to go to a Spanish restaurant where they served us a dozen "tapas." Tapas is translated to little dishes or appetizers. So each dish wasn't very big, but 8 of us split 12 plates of food. We had everything from octopus to french fries to goat cheese. Everything was pretty good except some spicy potatoes that we had, none of us really liked those very much. We could order dessert if we wanted to, so I got the flan de chocolate. It was basically like chocolate pudding but a little stickier substance.

After we'd finished our meals, we loaded back onto the bus and went to the Art museum. We had a bunch of paintings to look at that were painted by the painters that we were studying in class. It was pretty cool to see the paintings up close. We also got to see American Gothic done by Grant Wood. That was pretty awesome as well.

We had a little extra time to spare, so we walked over to the park across the street and took pictures of statues and the giant bean. There was a movie being filmed there though so we couldn't get very close to it:(

We loaded back onto the buses to go home and I finally fell asleep. An hour later I woke up and we were still in Chicago. The traffic was so bad that we were completely stuck in a jam. So instead of taking about 4 and a half hours to get home it took us about 5 and a half. But the bus ride home was pretty fun. A bunch of us played games and stuff which made the time go by faster.

All in all, I don't want to go back to Chicago for awhile.

That's all my fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Opening Day

Tomorrow is the day that I've been maybe kind of looking forward to for awhile? It's debatable whether I'm really excited, scared, or not so thrilled to be going back to work.

I've been needing a job for awhile, ever since I quit HyVee Drugstore because I "got in trouble for not smiling" so I had been asking people where they thought that I should work. Finding a job that can be flexible around a dancer and a showchoir person's schedule is hard to come by. So I decided that this year I'll just start with a summer job and see how things go from there. I talked to my cousin's husband who had worked at the Kernel's stadium for quite sometime. He told me that they were having a job fair soon and that I should go apply because he could definitely get me a job. So I went to the job fair and filled out an application, had an interview, and a couple days later received a call telling me that I had been accepted to work at the concession stand.

So last Thursday I went to an orientation to fill out all of the taxes and paper work that they needed from me and listened to them speak for awhile. All of the people around me were quite different and they seemed like they already knew everything and were comfortable with where they were. I soon found out that the majority of the people in the room with me had worked at the stadium before and already knew how to do everything.

Tomorrow I am walking into the concession stand not knowing what my duties or job will be or how long I will even be working. Hopefully not too late because it is a school night, but you never know these days. I've been needing a job for awhile so I'm excited about making money and being able to spend it. But when it comes to communicating to the managers about when I need these certain days off, I get kind of shy and don't really know what to say. I guess we'll see if I enjoy working here. I need a place where I don't get completely bored out of my mind.

Here is a link to the schedule if you wanted to see when the games are.

So if you are planning on attending any Kernel's game this summer, you'll see me there. I'm going to try and work as many games as I possibly can.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Chat Roulette

If you have a web cam and you're having a party with a bunch of people, I suggest going to Google and looking up Chat Roulette, or here's the website: www.chatroulette.com It's a free online chat with webcams that just pairs you up with some strangers for you to talk to. It would be kind of creepy for someone to go on this by themselves, because its complete strangers and that would be really weird if you just talked to some random person alone. Sometimes there are some lets just say inappropriate scenes that come up that people are doing. You should just next these people and move on to find some attractive people to talk to.

Last night, my friends and I had a party for one of my friends who was going through a breakup so we had a little get together and we went to this website. It turned out to be quite fun. We found a group of guys from Jersey that we all talked to and there were just as many of us girls as there were boys so we started asking them who was attractive and they asked us the same. It ended up that they were pretty cute and we ended up being Facebook friends with all of them. Later, Caitlin and I were trying to find somebody who was not naked or creepy on this chatting site, and we found Derek. He was a very very very attractive man who was our age and lived in Minnesota and we were talking to him for awhile. We convinced him to give us his number and we texted him right away. Its getting kinda creepy now but whatever its kinda slowing down! It gave my friend who had just broken up with her boyfriend a little more confidence in herself and that is exactly the whole entire point of the night soooo mission accomplished!

I strongly suggest you do this in groups if you are going to do this!

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dance Team 2010-2011

Hooray! I made dance team for my senior year!

Honestly I wasn't that excited and I already knew that I was going to make it, but yet our coach still made the returning members try out again. A lot of seniors from our team are leaving this year which means that there are going to be a lot of new girls joining our team. It turns out there are 3 new people who are actually going to be competing and 4 people who are alternates. Soon we are going to have a meeting to pick out captains and give out information. I really hope that I am a captain this year because I think that I am one of the best on the team and have the leadership skills that our team needs this year to be successful. With so many new girls, we need dicipline and good eyes to see all the mistakes that need to be fixed. Last year we had a lot of, well lets just say "not so great girls who are mean and talk crap about everyone" on our team and this year we only have one so hopefully she changes her ways to everyone else and goes with the flow. Whoever the captains are this year need to bring this team together as one because most of us don't know any of the new girls, so we need to be a team not individuals. I think that our team has a lot of potential to be good this year, but it's going to take a lot of hard work and time to get everyone on the same level. We have a lot of talent that just needs to find its way out of people.
This picture is from our Christmas kick dance last year.

There are some things that I love about dance team: like the car washes, the sleepovers, the competitions, and the people. But I really dislike our coach and the way she treats us and how much she expects out of us. But all in all, dance team should be better this year hopefully, because the seniors know what the other seniors in the past have done wrong, so we can make our team stronger from their mistakes.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Just venting

I have been wanting to vent about this for a long time to somebody and I decided my computer is the only place that I can really let it all out on. There are some really rather rude people at our high school and it's really starting to make me mad lately that some people have to think that everything revolves around them and has to do with them. They have to get into everyones business and make fun of things that everyone does. It's really not very cool and people really don't like it. They just need to get back to their own lives and mind their own business. Other peoples decisions do not affect you and you don't have to obsess over drama. Now that I feel a little better, I would just like to say that I love my friends. Even though I may be a total *&#^$ sometimes to them, I need them in my life and they're the greatest. I don't know how people say that they can go their high school life without girl friends. Who are you going to go to the mall with and talk to about your problems and get your nails done with? Guys are definately not going to want to do that with you. They only wanna be "chill" with their friends and act like their cool. Don't get me wrong, guys are fun to hang out with, but not to do girly things, they hate that.

Sometimes people need to move forward with their lives and forget some of the past. The things that you have done before will always be with you and they wont go away, but you can forget about them. I know several people who have made mistakes in their lives, including myself, but we have to move forward and forget about things that we don't like.

As I'm sitting here drinking my daily morning orange juice, I'm thinking about how I can make my life better for the people around me and myself. I know I may not always be the best friend or the best girlfriend or the best daughter, but I can try to be the best I can be and try to make everyone happy.

Here is a funny video now that everyone can enjoy!

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I LOVE BLUE MEN

Sooooo I just got back from chiii town and I was totally and completely blown away by the Blue Man Group. It was totally awesome. The show was really funny yet cool at the same time. These blue guys made music using many different items and made it look cool. They played the drums with different colored paints on them, they played tubes and when you moved the tube, it made a lower or higher sound, and they had a backup band that would add in at times to make the fun even better. There was one part where they had a screen and an announcer telling the audience how to "rock out" at a concert. It made the entire audience head bob, fist pump, throw their hands in the air, and scream super loud. The blue men couldn't talk and acted like they didn't really know any common sense, which made it pretty funny. They also had volunteers from the audience which they picked, so I'm not quite sure if they were planned or not. At the very end, they went and pulled toilet paper across the entire audience while they went back up on stage and jammed out. It was really fun and everyone was freaking out. They had this little camera that they would bring around the crowd and put it in people's faces and show them on the big screen. The people sitting in the front rows were given poncho's to wear if they wanted to because the guys would throw paint around and shoot things out of their shirts.

Here is a video of a different Blue Man Group show but they did basically the same thing!


I would love to go back again to another one someday with a bigger audience and see how they respond because I'm sure that with an audience of showchoir people, there was a lot more cheering and freaking out than usual. Also, I would like to see if they do the same things or if things are a little different than what we saw.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I wish this would last forever

So I'm sitting here on my couch watching The Price is Right and it is 10 am. I just woke up and I can't wait to see what today brings. Spring break is reminding me of summer a whole lot and I wish that is was summer already. But we don't get out of school until June 15th now I just learned. That's almost a whole month after when we were originally supposed to get out of stupid school. Its because of all those snow days that we had this winter, but I guess they were enjoyed while we had them. I just wish they would make them up throughout the rest of the school year on the days when we're suppose to have no school that is scheduled. In the summer time you can wake up whenever you want and usually people have later curfew's. You don't have to worry about doing homework whereas right now I'm debating on how to start my research paper and I have worksheets that are due the next week we get back. I would rather just sit here on the computer and not do any work.

I did discover this website though that totally made me cry when I was reading it. It's called Lovegivesmehope.com and it gives real stories about people who love each other and do cute things for one another. Some of them are about old people who have lost their loved ones but still show their love for them in some way. I was reading these and I totally cried my eyes out. I'm such a sucker for romance. I could seriously sit on that website all day and read the entries that people have written.

But I guess for now I will start on some of my homework that is due next week.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

SPRING BREAK COME SOON PLEASE

Spring break is in 2 days! Finally! I'm so ready to have a break from school and just be able to relax and have fun with my friends. I'm also excited that our show choir is going to Chicago at the end of spring break to compete against some of the best groups in the country. We're kind of nervous but everyone is excited and eager to get out there and do our show. We're going to get a lot of free time on Thursday when we arrive to go shopping for things that we want and then we get a chance to go and see the Blue Man Group and go out to eat with our friends. On Friday we compete with our choirs against the other choirs that are there. 2 of our choirs are going to this competition. Our top choir and our second choir are both going to compete. Then at night we're going to a night club called Excalibur where we're going to have a dance party and play games of pool and such. Then Saturday is the big day of show choir. Our prep group is competing in the morning and then it's our turn to get ready and perform our hearts out. We're hoping to make finals but this time we don't know for sure if we will because there are so many other groups that are fantastic. We just want to do our best and be satisfied with our show no matter what the placement is. On Sunday we will head back home and get ready for some more school....but we don't have to talk about that right now because I'm too excited that we're not going to have school in two days! The temperature has been getting warmer the last couple days and it's reminding me of summer and I really wish that it was here right now!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Secret places?

So I'm sitting here in the computer lab trying to think what to blog about and I look up and see this little door above me that obviously leads out into the foyer underneath the stairs. But it got me thinking about the other little secret spots thruoghout the school that the students don't know about. There could be hundreds of little spots that lead to places we have been to or places that we didn't even know exsisted. Teachers probably know about these places and probably go to them when they need a break from students. But what about the kids? Where do we go when we need a break from teachers or other students who are bothering us? I seriously would like to know about these little hiding spots, if they even exsist. It's really bothering me now.

This topic reminds me of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe when the children find a secret closet that goes into Narnia, but it only works sometimes. Sometimes I think about going into these doors along the side of the hallway that nobody ever sees anyone going into, and seeing if there is a secret little hideout spot for someone to be.

I know there are a lot of places around this school in where some students have never been, but I have. Like inside the kitchen, in the green rooms, the teachers lounge, and others. It's kinda weird being in these unfamiliar areas where mainly teacher are supposed to be, but it's kinda fun as well. When we had the Protege lockin last year, we got to be in the school when all of the lights were off and we walked around the hallways and by the classrooms. It actually got pretty scary and now it makes me wonder if those secret places are actually really scary. I'm gonna stop before I start sounding like a total maniac though.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Washington, I obsess over you.

JAI HO! Washington's show choir does this song and ever since two weekends ago when we hosted our own showchoir and got to watch them perform, this song has been stuck in my head every single day. They won our competition over one of the top groups in the nation and usually, they aren't that good. But this year their show consists of some good songs and they perform it really well. I just don't know why this song has been stuck in my head for so long. Why do songs get stuck in your head even if they aren't the most appealing? Even this song, I don't know any other words except jai ho.



Here is the video on youtube of them doing this song. I've probably watched this video ten times and I want to see them perform again because they put so much effort and emotion into it. Their ballad this year is also really cool to watch and listen to. At our competition the guy singing the solo won best soloist and he is really amazing.



They also do a Michael Jacson mix which is pretty cool as well. The guy in the middle at the beginning kinda dancing around like Michael did was really neat and totally got my attention. I was a judges assistant for the finals and so I got to see it from the perspective of the judges and hear what they were saying about the rest of the groups. It was pretty funny to hear some of the things they have to say. It totally made me wonder what they say about us when we perform.



And if you wanted to watch our show it's definately on Youtube as well but you can look it up yourself:)

That's all for now my fellow bloggers!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Disney part 2

So I blogged about going to Disney World with dance team and I explained about how we competed there. But the post would have been way to long if I would have kept going and explained the whole next day. 5 of my friends and I all got to go around the Disney parks and do pretty much whatever we wanted

We were the first ones on the dance team to wake up that morning. We were up at 645 walking down to breakfast in the fresh Florida air. At 8 we took the Disney shuttle bus to the Animal Kingdom where we wanted to ride one ride and then move onto our next park. We arrived at the park and started walking toward our destination taking dozens of pictures along the way. We got in line for the ride and just as we stepped into the seats and put our seatbelts on, we were told to get back off because there was a problem with the ride. We waited for about twenty minutes for them to fix the ride because we were literally the next people in line, but they didn't fix it and made everyone exit. We were pretty upset but we went on a little kiddy ride and it kinda made up for it. We went back out the entrance to the park and went on to our next park, MGM Studios.

This park is all about the shows and music of Disney and we had already been here for a little bit to compete on Saturday, but we wanted to ride the big rides of the park. We went to the Rockin' Rollercoaster, which is said to be the best rollercoaster in Disney, and waited in line. It was still early in the morning, so the lines weren't to long. We got right on the ride and it was by far the best ride ever. So we went on it again, and it was even better the second time. Then we decided to go to the Tower of Terror, where you get dropped and picked back up like you're in a hotel elevator. When we left the ride, there was this strange lady who obviously worked for Disney, who was dressed up in makeup and costume and started to talk to us. Eventually she found out we were there for the dance competition and asked us to teach her a dance, so we picked the macarena. Other people who were at the park started to join in and video tape us. It was actually really fun and I'm probably on some random person's home video from Disney World! We told the lady we needed to go and we went back to the buses and hopped on one to take us to Epcot.

At Epcot, we got fast passes (tickets that tell you a good time to come back and ride the ride and gets you in the front of the line) for 2 rides that we wanted to go on and went and explored around the park. We found some characters and took our pictures with them. Then we went back to the ride called Mission Space where you sit in a compartment that feels like you are a pilot of a rocketship that is going to Mars. It spins around and kinda feels like the silly silo but way way way way worse. Then we went to the Test Track which is where you get into a car and it takes you through all these tests like you are a test dummy. It makes you think you are even going to crash! Once we got off the rides, we went to the different countries that they have displayed in Epcot. We ate some Chinese food and got pictures and souvenirs from France, England, Japan, Mexico, and many other countries. By that time we were really tired, but it didn't stop us, so we kept going on and went to the buses to go to Magic Kingdom.

Magic Kingdom is the place with the huge castle and a bunch of little kiddie rides. We went to the two main big rides and got fast passes to come back later. We met some characters and went shopping for things to bring back to our friends. Then it was time to go to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, which is a rollercoaster but it was really lame compared to the other ones we had went on that day. Then we went over to Space Mountain, another rollercoaster, and it was really fun. It's in the dark the entire time and you don't know if you should put your hands up or not because you feel like your hands are going to hit something. Its a big long maze. Then we did some more shopping and watched the fireworks over the castle and went back the hotel.

It was such an eventful day and we got through 4 days of parks in one because that's all that we had! Of course we didn't get to experience everything, but we gave those who hadn't been there an experience to remember.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers!

Friday, February 12, 2010

NATIONALS

I've been talking about how the dance team was going to go on this trip to Disney World right, and we just got back and it was the most amazing thing ever and totally different then I had ever thought that it would be. First off, I got way closer to my friends (even though we already were close). We spent so much time together and got to share the most incredible feeling ever together. When arriving at the airport on Friday, everyone was excited, even the parents. Nobody could contain themselves and everyone was taking pictures and letting their adrenaline run wild. It took about 45 minutes in the plane to Chicago then we waited another 3 and 1/2 hours at the Chicago airport until boarding our plane to Florida which was a 2 and 1/2 hour flight. By that time it was about 11pm before we actually got to our hotel. We all stayed up way to late that Friday night, considering we all had to get up at 5 then next morning to get ready, doing hair, makeup, costumes, etc. Some of us were running on 2 hours of sleep. The next day we went to the MGM Studios park where we competed at the Indiana Jones show stage. We walked in and took a look at the stage and our hearts started racing. The anticipation kicked in while we waited until it was our turn to compete.

We ran onto the stage for our pom routine and the feeling I got while performing there was the best feeling I have ever experienced. Being with the girls I know and love and dancing at Disney World and giving our entire all to this dance, it was just, undescribable. We came back off the stage feeling amazing about our performance and when awards rolled around, we had made it into semifinals. Now it was time for our jazz dance. We've always struggled with jazz this year so we were really not looking forward to performing it. Not to mention seeing all the other groups before we went that were absolutely flawless, it totally brought down our self confidence. So we ran out onto the stage, nervously, and competed our jazz. It wasn't really the same feeling when we ran off stage and we felt way worse about our performance but it was okay. We came here thinking that our pom would do incredible and didn't expect anything from jazz. The awards rolled around again and we were so embarassed that we didn't even go down to floor like all of the other groups had. We just sat in the bleachers listening to the names of the other teams being called when all of a sudden we heard the announcer say,"KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL IS IN FINALS" and immediately we all started bawling. We didn't expect anything at all and we made it into finals! We went happily back to our hotel to get some sleep for the next day where we had to compete again.

Sunday, we competed at the ESPN center still getting up at like 5 in the morning though. We arrived to the arena and our mouths dropped. The stage and the seating was huge. It was totally incredible and we couldn't wait to perform. We went backstage and got ready to compete our pom. We didn't really expect anything else. We were in the top 25 in the nation what else could you want? So we just went out and gave it our everything. After running off the stage everyone felt amazing again. But this time it was more. We anxiously awaited awards again, not expecting anything at all. We had gotten what we wanted. But as they were reading the pom teams who had made it into finals, we heard our name again and we all started crying. It was totally amazing. So we went and did our pom dance once again and this time was the last time we would ever compete it so we did the best that we could and gave everything. We didn't really care what happened after this point. We later did our jazz and we finally pulled it together and we all felt amazing about it as well. We went into awards not expecting anything once again. We found out that we got 16th in both pom and jazz which is pretty darn good.

It was the most amazing feeling in the entire world and I wish that everyone could experience what it was like sometime in their life. If you want to see our performances, the website is http://www.varsity.com/event/1326/2010_national_dance_team_championship.aspx and just type in our school name in the box and you can find our dances.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Avatar

A long time ago I saw the most amazing movie ever: Avatar. I totally forgot to blog about it so I decided that I would now. You have the choice of seeing the movie regularly or in 3D mode, and of course we paid the extra 5 bucks to see the 3D but it was completely worth it. I didn't expect the movie to be anything like how it turned out to be. I thought it was going to be some stupid animal fighting movie but it turned out to be something a lot greater then that. The main character, Jake's, brother died just before he was going to be deployed to this planet to study avatars and then essentially become an avatar. It takes a lot of schooling and knowledge to work these avatars. The doctors suggested that Jake go in place of his brother because he was paralyzed from the waist down, so this would give him a new experience to walk again. After arriving to the planet Pandora, Jake is soon turned into his own Avatar and explores the world of the real Avatars. He gets stuck out one night after almost being eaten by the other Pandora animals, and meets the girl of his dreams, Navi, who is a real Avatar. This story is very confusing unless you can understand all of the little details and actually see what it going on in the movie. Jake eventually finds out that the other scientists are trying to destroy the real Avatar's home to get to the rare substance found on the planet, and he tries to stop them. He falls in love with Navi and decides that he can never leave her. I'm not going to give the ending away because there are a lot of details that I left out which would be very confusing.

I would recommend this movie to anyone because it's got love, fighting, happiness, friendship, anger and all of the things one could ask for in a movie. It also has great effects and the computer graphics are amazing. It switches between real people to computer people sometimes as well. I would tell you to see it in 3D though if you are going to see it, because it makes it just that much better. It's kind of a long movie, 2 and a half hours, but it doesn't seem like that long when you're watching this incredible movie.


That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Only 2 Days!


So, I just realized that the dance team is going to be in Florida in two days! The weather is supposed to be nice and we get to go to Disney World! We've worked really hard though and practices have made people cry ocasionally but now when it comes down to it, we don't even care how we dance, we're just happy that we're going to Florida!


I've been to Disney World 3 other times before this and so this time is going to be a little bit of a let down compared to all of the rest. We don't really get to have the "Disney Experience" because we're only going to get to go to Disney for 3 days then we have to return home. With my family, we would always go to all 4 of the parks, make dinner reservations at the best restaurants, and just get some time to relax. I can garauntee that none of this will happen. But eh, oh well we still get to miss two days of school to go be in the 70 degree weather! Not to mention there is going to be 16 of my friends going along with me!


Once you get to Disney though, you never, ever want to leave. There is so much to do and see that you just want to stay there forever. There are characters walking around the parks from all of your favorite movies, there are endless giftshops with millions of Disney items to purchase, there are some really unique stands that sell Mickey Mouse shaped fill in the blank, and to top it all of, there is happiness. When you enter the park you can just feel everyone around you having the feeling of joy and happiness. I mean it's Disney World! Who is going to be in a bad mood?!


I plan on buying my friends some presents while I'm in Disney because they have a lot of neat stuff there that you can't buy in other states. My parents are going to Florida with us as well, so I can take back some of my bigger stuff in their suitcases!


That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

13 Going on 30

I was watching this movie yesterday that I used to watch all the time about 3 years ago and I was totally obsessed with it. It's called 13 going on 30. Ever heard of it? It's really good, in my opinion anyway. I know all of the words to it and I know exactly what happens every single time. I really don't know why I know all of the words or why I was obsessed over it. I guess because if your a teenage girl watching the movie and your having problems in your life that you just want to go away (just like Jenna Rink does in the movie), then you would love to wish that you were that little girl. There is a time in everyone's lives that they wish they were someone else for a day, whether it be a famous person or your best friend, I guarantee everyone has thought about it before.
There are actually a lot of movies that I used to watch when I was in middle school that I still know all of the words to. I would watch them over and over again when we went on trips to visit grandma in the car and on a Sunday afternoon when I was bored. But now all of these times that I used to spend watching movies, I find myself having to do homework, and lots of it. Its funny how much school changes in a matter of 2 or 3 years. Back in the good old days of "let's try to be popular" middle school, there was absolutely no homework and it was just a social craving. Now you have to do your homework or you will most definitely fail high school. Which isn't a bad thing because we're trying to get prepared for college and all but still, I'd like to hang out all the time like we used to be able to. It was quite nice.
I enjoy having a little time to go catch a new movie or watch an old one every now and then but I understand my priorities and what needs to get done first. That's probably the biggest difference between high school and middle school.
That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Soo Thankful

Just recently this week, I talked to a girl who used to go to our school but then was sent to Metro because of getting pregnant. I'm not going to disclose names so I'll just say her name is Sue.
Sue and I are not exactly friends but we used to talk occasionally being involved in dance and having some classes together. I hadn't seen her for about 6 months or so, so it was good to see her. But I was totally surprised about how open she was with me and my friend about the whole situation she has been through. I'm not going to explain the whole thing, but something she said to me was very inspiring and it totally changed my life. She said to us, "For a couple of months I didn't have any friends at all. All I had was my family." This totally shocked me and I missed some of the stuff she said after that to us because I couldn't stop thinking about it. It made me realize not to take anything or anyone for granted because you never know what will happen. I felt really bad for her because it's not like she wished this upon herself or could do anything about it once it happened. And I have resentment for those who make fun of teens who are pregnant. I'm sure that you know of people having sex in their relationship but you just never hear of any of them being pregnant. This time, it just happened to be an unlucky girl who had friends, family, grades, and hobbies that she loved. After the news, well, all of that went away.
The last few days after I have heard the story of Sue, I have been a totally different person to my friends and family. I love my friends and I don't know what I would do without them. We are so lucky that we have other people in this world to share our lives with and too many people say and do horrible things to others that just aren't necessary. I'm lucky to have two best friends who I can tell anything to and I know they will always be there for me. Some people can't say that, but I'm so thankful that I can.
That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Oldies but Goodies

The olden days of Disney channel and Nickelodeon were probably the best there was. There was Lizzie McGuire, All That, The Amanda Show, Phil of the Future, Jimmy Neutron, Fairly Odd Parents, Drake and Josh, and so many others. Those days were the best. I remember watching The Amanda Show and totally laughing my butt off. Saturday mornings were the best when I would wake up at 9 o'clock just to watch the new episode of Fairly Odd Parents. Cuddling up in my blanket with a bowl of cereal was the bomb. Now all of the shows on these channels aren't very good. In my opinion, The Suite Life of Zach and Cody is pretty lame. And I don't even know what half of the other shows are. They have weird characters and they are not even funny. I guess it's a different generation now but I wish they still played some of the oldies, you can't find TV like that anymore these days.
I had the biggest crush on Drake Parker ever because he would play the guitar, hes popular, and he was just a cool dude. I would always tell myself that one day I would meet him and we would get married. Of course something like that would never, ever happen, but hey it was worth a shot when I was younger. I also wished I had a pair of magical godparents that would grant my every wish. That would be the life. I don't know why but I always wished for breakfast food all of the time, but now I hate having breakfast for anything but breakfast.
I'm sitting here on my Spongebob blanket trying to think how long that TV show has been on now. I can remember it being on when all of those other shows were on, and it still runs the old ones and comes up with new episodes. That show is the absolute bomb. Me and my friends still quote and laugh our heads off for hours over the stupid square sponge creature and his weird friends. What's really funny is that half of the stuff in that show is completely unethical. People can't light fires underwater? It doesn't make any sense! That's probably one of the reasons this show is so funny. Even my parents enjoy a good laugh from Spongebob every now and then.
That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Michael Jackson

Ever since Michael Jackson died, I have been listening to his music a lot more then I ever had before. I know I'm not the only person who is in this situation either. And it might be that people start to realize how great the music was after the celebrity has died. I put Michael Jackson on my ipod and I listen to his CD's in my car all the time. I discovered this video from one of my friends of these two guys who made a mix of a bunch of Michael Jackson songs and it's really amazing. I cannot stop listening to it and I probably know the song better then some of his other works. The link to the video is here. I always love finding new videos on Youtube and then watching them over and over again.
I remember when I was little, my favorite song was Hey Juliet by LMNT. My best friend and I knew every word and listened to it every single day. I still know all the words and it's still one of my favorite songs. It's funny how I have all of these CD's from when I was little and now all we do is buy and download our songs from the internet and onto our ipods. And when our parents were teenagers, they listened to records. Technology has changed a lot in the last 40 years.
The other day in my AP Biology class, we watched a video on people who are paralyzed and can't talk and how scientists are coming out with machines to hook up to people's heads to detect what they are thinking and spell out individual words they are wanting to say. It was really neat actually. We're watching a lot of videos that are showing us new advanced technology and it's kind of scary to realize what could actually happen in the future. They're talking about cloning mammoths and recreating them to bring them back to Earth. I don't really understand why we would want to bring animals back that died a long time ago. Nature took them away for a reason so why should we bring them back?
That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Hooray for Babysitting

So last night I took on the job of babysitting my mom's friend from works son who is about 3. I walked into their house and he is always really shy and wont talk to me at first but once he realizes that he knows me, he is totally fine. His name is Connor and I was a little nervous to be babysitting him again considering the temper tantrum he threw at me the last time I was there.
He wanted to go to sleep, so of course I wasn't about to argue with him, so I got him ready for bed by brushing his teeth and putting on his pj's. I laid him down in bed, read him a book, turned off the light, and walked out of the room. About 5 minutes later I can hear him screaming and crying, so I run down the hallway to see what was wrong. He said that there were scary monsters in his room. But then when I reassured him everything was okay and a couple minutes later he started crying again, he made up a different excuse not to go to sleep. I told him that he needed to sleep and his mom was going to be home soon. Finally after an hour of going back and forth to his room and the living room, he kind of fell asleep. But when the parents came home ten minutes later he ran out of the room to give them a big hug, crying. I felt terrible but I guess there really wasn't anything I could do.
Luckily this time none of these events happened. We built a dinosaur, played "roll the ball back and forth then hide it so he can find it," and superheros. The superhero and the ball game was the worst ever. In the superhero game, he would say he was superman, or batman, or spiderman and I would lift him into the air so he could fly above the city. After awhile it got quite tiring because, well he's not a baby anymore. Then there was the ball game. He found this ball, that is their viscious dog's, and we started rolling it back and forth. Soon the game turned into you take the ball from me and I'll punch you to get it. So that's exactly what he did. He got on top of me and hit my arms and legs just so I would give him the ball. It was quite entertaining. Not. One time he got the ball and then chucked it strait at my shin. That was the end of the game.
I'm not trying to complain because I love being with little kids, and Connor is totally fun to be with, but I don't think he knows that you're not supposed to hit people yet.
That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Let's Not Be Wasteful

So again after reading the latest essay, it has inspired me to write about something else on my blog. The essay about dumpster digging has really overturned my views on how much people actually use and consume. I know for a fact that I buy way to many clothes and shoes that I don't get the full use out of and then end up throwing them out or selling them when they are in perfectly good condition. The homeless then take these things because, well, what else are they supposed to do to get by in life? But the people who live in this country buy way to many things that they really don't need. They buy things because they look cool or they think they will need it later in life when they wont. These things then eventually go to waste. I guess there are two points to this situation. If your on the homeless end, this is absolutely a good thing that people throw out perfect things. If your an average person with this problem, well then that sucks for you because your wasting money and buying other people things.
I've noticed as well, that when at a buffet, people take food that they then don't end up eating. Many people throw out and waste food that is then eaten by the homeless people.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that my goal is to watch what I buy and spend my money on so that I'm not wasting it in the end. And I'm going to watch what I take when I eat and make sure I eat everything on my plate. Some people don't get to eat every day like we do. We have to be greatful for the things we have. I think other people should try to watch what they spend their money on too. Because it doesn't grow on trees. We have to work for our money and of course we deserve to get paid and spend that money on the things that we want. But that doesn't mean that we have to overspend and buy things we don't necessarily need. There is a difference between wants and needs and everyone has to establish the difference between those things in their lives.
That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

An Experience to Think About

As I am running out of things to blog about, I found myself going to the website: fmylife.com and looking for ideas. I cam across one that was about people working at a checkout lane and dealing with customers, so I decided to share my experience while working at HyVee Drugstore.
It was a regular Monday night when I would usually take the 6-10pm shift because it was pretty slow going. I was straightening up some of the items in the first isle when I saw this lady come in with 3 children. One was older maybe around 10 and the other two were about 5 and 3. However, the lady was handling the older girl very fiercely and telling her what to do in a very upsetting tone. I guess to me it seemed unreasonable she should be talking to her daughter that way because I've been raised in a household where my parents don't yell and swear at me. They proceeded further into the store and I didn't really think anything of it. About twenty minutes later, the family was ready to check out and the mom started putting her groceries onto my lane. At HyVee drugstore, There is only one main lane for checking out and a small area for the carts to be placed. I started ringing up her items and she told the older girl to put the cart away. The girl simply pushed the cart then let go of it so it would go into line with all of the other carts, but the mother must have thought this behavior was unacceptable for some reason because all of a sudden she grabbed the girl by the neck and arms, threw her onto the ice cream freezer and put her head down on the glass and grabbed her arms and started swearing at her. "You do not act this way in public," she shouted and I was totally freaking out. I had no idea what to do. My manager came over and told me to call 911 but I was panicing and someone over at Customer Service called instead. We have a security guard who works in the store and he came over and took the lady back and the manager took the girl. They brought them both into a conference room in the back and I was left standing at my register with a picture of that entire scene happening and another customer and her child standing at my lane. She simply said to me, "I cannot believe people would treat their children that way," while holding onto her sons shoulders. I thought to myself how lucky I was to have the parents that I do and that I don't have to be treated that way. The police came in about 5 minutes later and the lady was banned from the store. I sure hope that her children got taken away from her and put into foster care. Kids do not deserve to grow up that way. My manager asked me to write down everything I saw and heard after it had happened because the police were going to file a report. This is probably why I will not ever forget what happened.
It just made me realize how much I need to appreciate the good things that happen in my life and I cannot even think about parents or even other people abusing kids.
That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Artificially flavored what?

After reading this weekends essay about McDonald's french fries and how they make them, it made me want to throw up and never ever eat anything processed ever again. Now I know that this, of course, wont happen because mainly everything you eat has chemicals and other factors in it that make it "look right, taste right, and smell right." Are you seriously kidding me though? In the essay, it talked about how companies that make flavoring and smells for foods can basically make any type of smell there is. You want body odor? You get body odor fruit snacks. You want freshly cut grass? You get freshly cut grass nutrigrain bars. This is completely unbelievable to me. Why in the world would anyone even need to invent something like that? That seems like a total waste of time and money. No wonder this country is in a recession.
Now don't get me wrong, I love McDonald's french fries more then anything in the world. I crave them nonstop. But, that doesn't make them good for you. They are totally harmless to your body. They're cooked in vegetable oil and are frozen before being cooked. Not to mention the amount of salt on one fry. I used to work at McDonald's and I saw what the food looks like behind the counter. Going to the freezer to get a bag of french fries so one can load the little wire basket with fries and shove it into the burning oil was not the most attractive thing ever. Just standing there I could feel the grease going into my hair and accumulating on my face. Of course McDonald's is still delicious, but the process to get it that way is terrible. And the food is so bad for you.
Overall I guess I'll just try to not eat so much fast food anymore and try eating healthier. Or are fruits and vegetables enhanced too with coloring from different insects I've never even heard of? Maybe I'll just grow my own garden so that I know the food I'm eating is safe. Eh, what am I thinking. I don't have time to do any of that stuff. So for now, I hope the bunches and bunches of chemicals I'm consuming each day aren't going to affect me later in life. Thank you, artificial flavoring.
That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dancing at Disney

As the days go by, the closer and closer the dance team gets to going to Nationals in Disney World on February 4th this year. Personally, I really don't care how we do at this competition, we're going to Disney World for goodness sakes! But some of the other girls on the team are really concerned about what our placing is in the end. I get that they want us to be good, and I do too, but we don't have to be the best there is and get first place at a National Championship. We can't even get first in our own state so how are we supposed to get first in Florida? I guess I'm being a little bit of a negative person here, but what do you expect? Our coach pushes us to practice for two and a half hours for 3 to 4 days a week. I'm not complaining because it could be a lot worse. But we do have other things to do in our lives as well. And when she doesn't compensate for those other things, what are we supposed to do? This time of year gets really hectic because I have dance team practice and showchoir practice all the time. Not to mention the early morning and late night Saturdays that occur almost every weekend since January 9 until March 19. I get sick really easily this time of year and it's already happening. Once I get sick it usually doesn't go away until I can get enough sleep to get over it.
I feel like I'm complaining a lot so let's look at the bright side of dance team. One, the girls on the team are the best people in the world aside from the times when some can get nasty. I love dancing so I guess there is another positive. We get to get out of school occasionally which means not having to sit in class for 55 minutes. We have sleepovers sometimes which are always fun because we can't ever mess around at practice or we get yelled at. We get to go out of town together a lot. We get to eat a lot because we're always hungry after practice! I guess there is a lot of positives about being on dance team, I just never see them that often.
Disney World is such a wonderful place and I cannot wait to go back, even if it does mean that we have to dance while were there, it will be an experience in itself.
That's all for now my fellow bloggers!