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


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


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: 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!