So many things surprise me these days. Especially since it's been my birthday and Christmas I keep getting surprised by gifts I'm given and the apparent thought put into them; surprised by people who remembered and people I don't know too well stopping to smile and wish me well.
Normally, I hate surprises and I'll pretty much stick to that opinion. It's bad if you tell me that you got me something, or that you need to tell me something later.I won't be able to rest until I know what this thing is! Surprises are like big huge failures waiting to happen in my mind.
There are good surprises though, like finding out how great a person is, or that you are still thought about, or that something that's stressing you out has been lifted off your shoulders. These surprises are genuinely unexpected, random, and appreciated. Things that make you step back and smile for just a second.
I'm constantly astounded and mystified by the beauty of people. I love to sit on the sidelines and just watch how awesome others can be. I think the reason I want to be a psychologist is so I can better understand my fellow humans and help them in a way that surpasses the outside and goes directly to the core of their being. Firemen save lives. Actors and actresses move and entertain. Authors live on forever through their works. Psychologists? Few are well known, and only the greatest may rise to fame and recognition. Those are not the types of things I aspire to. I wish only to understand, to know, and to help.
My mood ring is purple right now. As I remember, purple means loved. I am soo very loved by all my family and friends though sometimes they stress me out (dark blue). I think purple is a very wonderful state to be in. To be loved, and lavished in it like royalty as the color once signified. I feel if that aura talk is true then mine would probably be purple. It's soft and warm though it's a cool color. It's majestic in it's own right. That's why it's my favorite. Anyways...
It was a warm day in November;November 4th 2020 to be exact. Maria always had to be exact as she was the record keeper for her job. The job description when listen in the interface classifieds has been Unidentified Beings Head of Research. Maria ended up doing far more physical activity than actual research. For the past two weeks she spent her working hours shoveling and dissecting packed lion-bat stool. At least she called creature 1165 a lion-bat. The animal itself was more like an overly hairy and ferocious winged kitten.
Today her and her colleagues-Tracy and Andrea-were supposed to transport 3 large eggs to a mountain called Coreth to meet with their natural habitat. Each egg weighed near 40 pounds except for Maria's,which was the largest, and weighed more around 60 pounds. They ahd to carry the eggs a mile and a half through tangled and unfamiliar woods. Most workers had deemed the eggs useless and didn't expect any change.
When they set the eggs down,the largest one started to shake and crack and a large green snake-like creature slithered out and flicked a long onyx tongue at them. In horror they stared on,rooted to the ground where they stood, as it wound the rest of it long body out of its tough egg shell. The sky was a dark purple color with hint of a malevolent green. The smokey atmosphere seemed to be originating at the top of Coreth. Maria was astounded and had so many thoughts flooding into her mind. She looked at Tracy and Andrea who, after rousing themselves from the initial shock, were running for the cover of the trees and putting as much distance as possible between themselves and the creature. Didn't they understand this needed to be documented? If this was not an Unidentified Being then she didn't know what was. It was her job to tag the creature and obtain as much information about it as possible. The snake-creature baby took no time to see its surroundings and deciding to start its ascent of the mountain. Maria clenched her teeth and thought with all her mind about a large raise. With all her strength she lunged onto the creature's scaly back and gripped for dear life.
When they reached the top Maria toppled off the back of the snake-being and as she picked herself up again came face to face with the mother snake-being. Tufts of colored smoke were emitting from its snout. There was danger flickering in the beast's silvery orange eyes and Maria knew for a fact this was her day to die. She thought over her choices and immediately regretted not making a plan, and not kissing the cute mailman she met the other day. Just as the snake drew so close Maria could feel the warm breath of the snake as it opened it's cavernous mouth an eagle swooped in and picked Maria up by her shoulders. The eagle had to be enormous to pick up a full-sized woman she couldn't help thinking, but at this point Maria believed anything could happen. She was whisked above the trees and houses with such speed and all she could do was shut her eyes tight until she was on solid ground again.
With a gentle movement Maria felt the eagle release its grip and she was sitting on a landing pad of sorts on a roof as the elephant-sized bird sat,preening, on a perch nearby. She shook with some sort of nervous energy and hoped what happened next would be less traumatic at best. The roof beneath her lowered until she was sitting inside a warehouse of some sort. Things just continued on the strange to stranger path as she looked around at at least a hundred strange creatures in glowing green tubes. A short lanky man walked towards her after standing from a large set of complicated-looking set of computers. As he drew close she saw that this was not a short man, but a teenager. Maria began to stand to brace herself for the encounter. "No. Sit." he said menacingly. She obeyed the commands slowly with her eyes locked on his. He started to pace. "The things you and your little group are doing are not in accordance with my plan." he spoke lightly but with power. He looked pointedly at Maria and stopped walking. She hesitated, then asked in a high pitched tone she didn't expect, "Your plan?" she squeaked.
So,recently I've started learning how to play the ukulele and also the guitar. My grandad had given me a learner guitar a while back and had a ukulele at his house that I started to mess around with. After we had left my grandparents' house that sunday my fingers were itching with the need to play again. My grandad let me borrow it to learn on and I was extremely excited. It's been a week or so and I'm able to play some Beatles and some simple stuff like Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Happy Birthday. I really love it and I think I'll be able to use it in the future even if just as a hobby.
I've been thinking about how much technology we have these days. us young whippersnappers with our "eye-pods and internet cameras, getting on facebooking to chat with our cyberfriends and update our tweeter." All of these things and more are here. These things that astound and confuse some of the older generations. If we really kept up with all of it, it would be enough to give us information overload. So I have a blog, a facebook, a myspace, a twitter and accounts on aim, msn, yahoo, and google. I remember a time when I was completely dedicated to my xanga and neopets accounts. I liked to change my background and chat with all the noobs on the boards and I was extremely dedicated and loyal to my guild. How things have changed and evolved and generally moved on! Ha, is it sad or funny that I can be nostalgic about the internet?
Fall is now upon us;leaves changing,windshields frosting, and cute sweaters being bought.As a general rule I dislike the cold. The heat in school doesn't come on until November 15th and I positively cannot wait. I find it wrong that there is already such a biting chill in the wind and that I can see my breath in the air. Come on nature, it's not even winter! As it is I'll be wearing 4 layers every time I go out in the mornings. I feel I would be perfectly happy as a hermit in my room with the heat on and music playing. Creating my very own grown up womb. Sigh. The things I do for my friends...like leaving my bed and making contact.................
But I do love you,so I'll face the cold cruel world..just for you.
We went to the park today! By we I mean Savannah,Mariah and myself. We brought some picnic materials and took a lot of pictures and I playe
d with some berries that made my hands turn a pretty purple-pink color. =] I came home and bottled some of it. Yay! Homemade ink or dye or whatever. We ate oranges and cubed cheese and drank water. We listened to my iPod and enjoyed the sun and breeze. I'm also pretty sure I messed up someones game of frisbee golf. Haha. It was really fun and simple and great. The plan is to do something on Monday too but we're not sure quite what yet. Still, that gives my Monday a silver lining.
I loved getting out and doing things and it was so beautiful outside. Earlier I had gone on a walk with my mom. Part of me just wants this breezy warmth to stay forever and another part really wants some cold and snow and Christmas songs on the radio. Is that crazy to already want Christmas? I think I was just born a Christmas person. I was born just 6 days before the Christmas of 1994. I'm the kind of person who has the decorations up while the Thanksgiving dishes aren't even cleared away yet. I'm also the kind of person who has Christmas music playing 24/7 on the radio in my room during the Holiday season. So, yeah, definitely the most wonderful time of the year.
Wow, that was a tangent.
Some bands you should get acquainted with, and fast! Junior Senior Dear and the Headlights Blue Foundation The Temper Trap Look 'em up, fall in love.
Church tomorrow and I'll be glad to see Leah and Ashley and Allison! Missed their faces this week. Also trying to make plans to go to see Madison and go to haunted trails with Kortni. So those are just some upcoming yayvents. Thanks for reading, love ya!
"Can I get get get to know know know know you better baby?"-Junior Senior
"Hey, Mariah, can you make up a joke using point-slope?" ended with random rambling and corny stuff and my current title.
So, me and point-slope, we started off buddies when we first met. I was okay with point-slope (let's call him PS) and he was pretty fine with me too. It was a good couple of seconds, we just looked at each other and I was happy-no problems. THEN! my teacher spoke and point-slope suddenly turned into a huge beast wielding numbers that didn't exist and changing of formulas and word problems and things to memorize. It was as if PS has struck me quite directly in the forehead just for the fun of making my head spin and my vision go fuzzy. I thought to myself, "Why oh why did you do this to me point-slope? I thought we really had something!" and PS looked at me with all his confusing numbers and formulas and laughed,scoffingly. "You'll never understand me. I don't know why you thought you had a chance." and turned his back on me as I stared in a sort of horror at his jumbled frame on my notes.
Okay, so maybe it didn't really happen like that but I am having issues with point-slope form and I do have a pretty low grade in algebra.
Other than that my life is a general mess. Or at least in the areas where I think it counts. I try my best to be my best and do my best but people are unpredictable and sometimes I just can't win. That's typical, that's normal you say to me. Well, I know that you are right, dear reader, but that does not make struggle any less exhausting or surprising.
On a cheerier note I went to our school's first book club meeting this afternoon and had a really good time.*It sounds promising and I've picked up The Eyes of the Dragon for this months reading. I think it's usually just one book and according to genre but this month we're reading various books by the author Steven King. At the meeting we get to have coffee and tea and I had both today and both were lovely. I want to start using the wiki that's been set up but I have to get approved first. It was a highlight of my day and I'll anxiously await the monthly meetings.
P.S. Hair is now a peachy pinkish blonde as per Tuesday's sick day and impromptu shopping excursion. Completely happy with it but always surprised to catch myself in a mirror. *Yes I am a complete nerd who goes to book club. What of it?
I'm not exactly the best painter and I don't boast about anything because I always know there'll be someone better than me at just about everything. But I do love painting when I get the urge to. Painting and drawing and making things with glue and construction paper and crayons. It's just like I'm all alone in this world of white and then there's color and it's my job to bring the two together to make something that wasn't there before. Sometimes I like the end result, and sometimes things I start never get finished, but it's always an adventure. I especially love to create and listen to music because the two worlds kind of meld in my dominant right brain and the words and images come together in a way that links them and links me. There's poetry, and there's art, and there's music, and then...there's me.
I've had my current computer for about 2 years and because everything I touch turns to messed up and less pretty than before it has it's problems. I can never manage to keep a computer virus and crud free for very long. My dad has to completely re-do my computer many times but it's been a while since the last time he did that..and you can tell.
I'll just mention a few things my computer has wrong with it.
First off, the disc slot rarely opens. I have to press the button 465,000,000,000 times to get it to open.
It often just freezes and I have to sit back and watch it decide what it wants to do before I can continue. Sometimes this process includes bringing up random pop-ups or blacking out and shutting off completely.
To make my speakers work sometimes I am forced to mash random cords with my feet.
My internet sputters and dies and has to re-calibrate itself every 2 seconds.
This isn't really the computer's fault but also I have like no space on my hard drive disks or whatever so it's constantly asking me to delete things, which I can't do!
It's so frustrating! But, I do have bigger problems than that and I guess I should count my blessing that I even have a computer, no matter how schizo it is.
Everyone's been getting sick recently, including me but I've still been having a good time. Meeting new friends, hanging out at church with all my friends, seeing people change so beautifully in front of my eyes, reading excellent books, and realizing I actually feel like I belong at high school.
It feels odd to think that just 23 school days ago I had an overwhelming sense of misdirection and utter chaos and now, day 23, I feel like I know people and like I can find any place I need to go, and like I can handle it all. Time does change things, and usually for the better.
Hope this was a good blog to start back up with, I hope it makes sense because I'm pretty sure I have a fever at the moment. Love ya!
Today/yesterday has been/was amaziinnggg! The party went great and the food was amazing. All of mother's chili got eaten before the night was over. I took a lot of pictures and listened to the men in the living room talk. Of what I heard the conversation went from the Gathers to Healthcare. Fantastic,right? I took a lot of pictures and everyone was happy and excited. Presents and cards were opened and cake was eaten. Those, are not the best part in my opinion...
After most everything was done and the adults were sitting around eating, my little cousins tori and lexa, and I went outside for them to play and to talk. Tori took over the scooter we have laying around and me and lexa sat on the bricks steps and watched her and talked. We talked about school and friends and how it feels to be 10. (It seems like such a long time since I was 10. Only 4 years though. How can 4 years transform a person so much?)
They started playing around and doing this skit thing about like Traffic and they wanted me to watch. I was about to but then I got an idea. I said, "Stop! Wait! Let me get my camera!" and frantically ran-skipped into the house and back out with my camera. I looked at them and said, "Okay, do it again so I can see where I need to be." and then once I knew what I was looking for we got set up and I filmed it, and it was so cute and funny and great. I was so happy about it and they got really excited about it.
Then I pointed the camera at Mariah and said, "Do something." Immediately she started thinking about what to do but then she looked at me kind of worriedly and said, "Like what?" and I said, "Like a monologue or something." and aimed the lens at her and told her to "Go." It was magic and she spun an embellished almost-true story of a teen running over a mailbox. After I had cut the camera off-happy with just that-she got another idea. So then we filmed from the home owner's point of view and then the girls wanted to reenact the story. It was so great. Mariah looked at me and told me we'd probably have to edit the stuff together and I felt kind of bad because I thought how great that would be but also thought I didn't have any software for that. BUT I Totally DO! Windows Movie Maker. I had no idea though. So the girls did a couple more funny things and then we came inside and watched ourselves being silly and started putting stuff together. They were tickled to death and said they wanted to do some more acting next time they came to see us. :D
I know we agreed on pictures for this month but I think 2 videos is just as well.
We have a party going down at my house today! It's for my cousin Lexa, her tenth, and her grandparents-one who has the same exact birthday and the other with a birthday this past week. We cleaned like crazy and the house looks nice and guest-worthy. Mother fixed some chili and my aunt is bringing some chicken soup and some cake. Other people may bring other things but that's all I know for now. I'm excited about the soup because 1. It tastes fantastic and 2. I can pick out the chicken with ease. I really love when people cook with me in mind.
I'm a vegetarian and most of you know that. I joined PETA a while back. That's come to be interesting at times as I get sent a lot of stuff. I also get grief from people a lot when they find out but I say, different strokes for different folks. I'm not extremely loud about any of my personal beliefs unless you ask so I'd much rather people not debate me/get angry at me for them.
I had a really great week at school though I was really tired for Tuesday and Wednesday. I love short weeks. My mind, the way it is, has a strategy for looking at school/work weeks. It kind of works like this song. Haha. But,anyway, on Monday I am tired a lot but try to be happy even though I feel like falling down on the floor and letting people in the halls step on me while I sleep until 12. That would be fun.
Tuesday always seems laid back. Nothing happens on a Tuesday. I'd never get married on a Tuesday. Too boring. But Tuesday is just one of those days I walk through.
Wednesday is the halfway point and it gives me a boost. Wednesday is also church day and Glee day so it is looked forward to. Wednesdays don't usually result in anything bad and so they make me happy.
Thursday is the day when I think, 'Hey, this week took no time at all! It's almost Friday!' and where I am more upbeat and happy. Thursdays are days when things happen and the world is good to me.
Fridays are always weird but joyous. Weird because I keep getting startled when I realize I can take a nap and not worry about not sleeping at night. I can stay up watching tv. I can go places and not worry about my pile of homework. It's like freedom. At school everyone seems a little louder and either a lot happier or really angry because of the aftermath of their own week. It's an emotional day.
So, that's just how it works for me. Do yall have anything like that?
(by the way. That is a threadless t-shirt that you can buy for me. =])
Got a new bed! It's a low white Ikea bed and it is so beautiful. Something about it seems to promote dreaming though and I've had all sorts of odd dreams while in it. Mariah slept on it once as well and had dreams that she could remember really well. I always end up having dreams about recent occurrences or things I am thinking about before I go to sleep.So, I think that is super cool. Plus, it's a queen, a much wanted upgrade from my twin and it gives me a lot of space to lounge and sleep. Still haven't found out where I want to sleep, like middle or one side, but I sure am trying all of the possibilities.
Went grocery shopping! The parents have set up this plan where they give us 25 dollars and we try and shop for 2 weeks. At first, you are like, 25 dollars, really? But, seeing as how 25 dollars would be the amount it would take to buy school lunch for a week it does make sense. So, I actually kind of like it. The only thing is the weird looks people give you. Like, "Aw, isn't that sweet, she's shopping for herself." or "Wait, is she in college? She doesn't look college age..well,maybe.." It's funny. But there were a couple things I found that I believed the parents should be responsible for buying, like some hot chocolate and some strawberries. So I went looking for them and I don't know if you've ever been looking for someone in a grocery store but you basically keep circling and looking down isle after isle until you find them with this lost look on your face. What fun. Last night my bed gave me dreams about circling in a grocery store. I bought mostly junk because all the real food stuff is bought by parents, like pb&j ingredients and my vegetarian food, and tuna and stuff like that.
Got a hair cut! I haven't put up any pictures because I haven't really taken any I like, it's not much a difference, and I'd like for people at school to see it in person first just so I can know if they notice. It's just a bob because I wanted to get rid of this hair in the back that I affectionately called "the mini-mullet". You never really know what it's like to have one, until you do. The hair cutter at famous hair said something about it and I laughed. She also talked about how there were probably hick boys at my school, but they were probably sexy, with their John Deere hats and thick southern accents and good manners and that simple way about them. She honestly seemed rather jealous of me that I got to spend time with these creatures. I don't really know of any though.
Went shopping at Goodwill with my mom and Mariah! That was a lot of fun and I got a lot of amaaaaazzziiinnggg things. It's really fun to just shop in a laid back way and trying things on and modeling around and talking about what works best on each other is just too girly and fun for words.I got one really cute sweater type thing that was like a long sleeved vest and it was black and white and totally 90's. I wore it with the skinny jeans Caitlin likes and some slouchy black boots my mom picked up for me. If I would have been any more retro I might have died.
Got a part in Pig! Regrettably not the part I had my heart set on and I did get kind of upset, but who knows, I could steal the show. I'm the Old Woman at the library who forgot to turn in her book and has to pay a fee. I'm pretty psyched to figure out a costume and a voice for the thing. There's a person listed as the makeup artist and I hope she can make me look old. =D
That's all I can really think of but I shall leave you with a picture of my newly organized art wall. =]
You can't see it very well but that's a picture I drew in my algebra class. (Anyone else see a trend here?) It's of an igloo with a sign that says Mobile Unit 2 and then a picture of my teacher is in an eskimo outfit writing on the board with his warm breath creating steam in the crazy cold air. Feel free to applaud or send money.
Today was good and I'm glad that I haven't had a bad day yet. I'm always tired by 2:15 but, hey, I'd rather be tired and happy then unhappy and full of energy any day. Anyways, today after school Mariah drove us over to Caitlin's and we hung out with her and Savannah. We ate and did homework and listened to music and watched 17 Again. It was nice and girly and high schooly and what not. I also had fun playing with Cait's Mac. I really really would enjoy a Mac laptop. Birthday? Christmas? Think about it.
Wow, no more mandatory blogging. How weird. I'm half happy and yet there is a bitter tang to this. What will I read? (Saying this, knowing I forgot to take Caitlin's Sarah Dessen books home.) So, yall better post or I will just miss it waaayyyy too much.
Say Mariah, maybe we can go have some fun at that thrift store then pick up the books one day? Sounds great to me.
I'm tired-surprise surprise so I need to go do my devotionals and wash my face and then get some sleep! I love you all!
People say you learn something new everyday, what did you learn today? I learned a lot about Ecuador and the people who went on the Ecuador trip. Including the fact that Steve is the melonest drinkenist man ever. =D
Did you have a good day yesterday? Yesterday was fun and laid back.
Have you done anything embarrassing lately? Haha. I do embarrassing things all the time. Today I had a group hug with Leah,Mariah, and Casey and I made us fall over.
What is something you disliked about your day? Waking up.
How has the past week been for you? Well, pretty good. Missed Chris a lot.
How much money did you spend today? none.
Does anyone disgust you? Uhh, a bit. Most people have at least one thing that kind of..is just..eww.
Who was the first person you talked to today? Chrisss.
Has anyone ever told you they're in love with you? Yes.
Do you have a lot on your mind at the moment? Nah.
Are you wearing any make up right now? Yes.
Has anyone disappointed you recently? Sorta.
Do you have a reason to smile right now? Yess.
Who was the last person that wasn't family to give you a ride somewhere? Mrs. Christina after bible study one night?
What was the last thing you drank? Mt.Dew (Hilly Dew)
How many people are on your top friends? 10?
Do you think someone is thinking about you right now? maybe.
If you could have something right now, what would it be? something? lap top or better phone.
Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol? probably.
Who's bed were you last on? mine. but other than mine, mariah's.
Does anyone have feelings for you? Think so. =]
Are you happy with the choices you've made? for the most part.
At this very moment, what exactly are you doing? Listening to family conversations.
When did you last eat Chinese food? Uhm, with Kortni on the way home from the beach.
Is there anyone you wouldn't mind punching right now? I don't punch people. Pacifist.
Is there someone you wouldn't mind kissing right now? Maybe. =]
How are you feeling right now? Tired. I wanna take a nap.
Are you a big fan of thunderstorms? Yes.
This afternoon with fun with Leah and Mariah at Showmars. It's so fun just to talk and be crazy like we are.
Those are just a few pictures I took this afternoon because the sun looked enchanting and glorious. I love nature :D
Speaking of pictures-I was thinking about how our BEDA endeavor ends in 2 days and how even when it does I'll probably want to blog anyway. It crossed my mind that maybe we could try something else. I was thinking something along the lines of only blogging when we want but each blog must have a correlating picture? Any other ideas? Hope so.
Uhm, so, today mostly some chillaxing and chick flick watching. Church tomorrow! Love you!
empty blog post and nothing in your head? I'll give you pictures!
Hey! Look! It's me! Today!
This is the fall play being performed at the high school that I get more and more excited about the more I read it. It seems really dynamic and fun. I have dibs on Brenda. She's a lady who works at the main character, Iuean's, work.It's the Documentation Department Office. She's very loud, and sarcastic, and she answers phones. Sounds magnificent. An example:
Brenda: Half of it is no dang good! I need the whole thing. What a moron. I don't care if you've only been there three days just fix it.
Brenda: (Without looking up) What?!? (Sees Iuean) Oh. Hi Iuean.
Magical,neh? I'd really like it. So, finger's crossed for auditions.
This little gem here is something I drew in algebra as I was out of my mind bored. It signifies how in that class 12 o'clock always seems to be late coming and always seems to be the most important thing to us. Getting out of there and getting lunch. So, I thought it was pretty and a good representation of our pain. Haha.
I meant to post this up last night but was so knackered by 11 that I just had to cave in. I feel so old.
Today I woke up and cleaned some and now I'm just lazily doing homework and reading and stuff. Fun fun. It really is lovely to be able to relax. Like really.
Added Bonus! Pig auditions are Sept 2 from 2:30-5. Yikes!
Today was a pretty great day! I'm not sure why; maybe because we did more in classes. Or it could be because I got good sleep or liked my hair or that the moons were aligned! For whatever reason, I was in a good mood and it just made everything better. :D
We did our dance things in theatre and though I am not extremely great, I did have an extremely great time. I really love that class and spending time with people in there. Bethany and Lole are both quiet but both fun to be around. Also it's nice to mingle with some older people just so I don't feel like the plague. I know how uncool I am, and I probably will stay that way, but hey, that's not because I'm a freshman. That's just me. Haha, and I'll probably always be a spazz in there because it's right after lunch and I am like literally buzzing with energy.
Some random teacher lady told me she liked my hair today as we were walking out. That was nice. Not nice enough to overcome the death that is walking with a heavy bookbag down to the parking lot and getting into the steaming hot car that I seriously think may kill me one day. It just zaps all your energy, like-KASHAM! I'm glad I didn't nap this afternoon though so right now I'm still moderately tired and I'll be able to go to bed at a reasonable time.
School really has stuck me in schedule mode. For the most part I like it and I'm like, "Thanks brain for working that out for me so that I get everything done. I would pat you on the back if you weren't in my head." but I'm also like, "Wow, my life is one dull routine of this, then that, then do that other thing. What am I living for?" Then I remember my awesome friends and family and the cool stuff I do in my down time-so no worries.
Pray for a friend of mine going through a real transition in her life. That's all I have for now. Love ya!
Corie, Barefoot in the Park -"You will not go to sleep. You will stay here and fight for our marriage!"
Today in Theatre we had to do a name learning actvity where we had to say our name then make up a little dance move. Then everyone else had to say our name and do our little dance move.We went around the circle and added people on and did all their moves and stuff.
This one guy, who I believe is called Donelle, but likes Jay better, tried to get us to do this one move and I think it's called the jerk. If you watch the video it's the part where it looks like they are skipping backwards. It looks cool and like Chessa can do it and she's extremely white but she is also a dancer and extremely great at everything. I attempted it, and had a bit of fail going on. Haha.
But by and large (what does that even mean?), I love theatre because even though it isn't going to be all about goofing off it is very free and open and we can spread our wings a bit.
Also, recently after starting school, and hey, most of my life, I've dealt with/been under authority figures. One little piece of advice that I cannot stress enough is that if you expect respect you must reflect respect! (Say it, 5x fast, c'mon, you know you want to.) If you come in ripping and roaring and telling the people under you exactly what they are going to do because you said so, half the people there will either roll they're eyes, make that little pft noise, or start to despise you-if not openly, or out loud, in their heads at least. You need to show them that even though they are under you and you have a small amount of control over their lives that doesn't make them less important, or less of a person.
Also, teachers, parents, principles, and others who are in charge of pupils/ or anyone in charge of people younger than you: Most of us should or do know we are not as smart as you! (There is an occasional exception but even if you have a person with an amazing IQ they are probably not as smart when it comes to- common sense, life lesson, and life experience. And of course those kids who do believe they know everything, but that is quickly dis-proven.) There is no need to enforce this idea. We know. BUT, you shouldn't hold it against us that we are young, that we don't know everything, that we may not have that much common sense, and we don't have an abundance of experience. "Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe."1 Timonthy 4: 12
So, we may need discipline, we may need pointers, but in no way are we not people, or not important, or unintelligent. Just so you know.
The reason I got up this morning was because I couldn't get my text messages unless I disabled my alarm. So I was awoken at 5:30 on the dot and got up and pulled on my robe and got some coffee and then started to get ready. Mariah came into the bathroom while I was washing my face with my "Wake Up" playlist on speakers. "I'm a high schooler." I think I said, or something like that. "Yep." or "I know." she said.
I like listening to music because it really does wake me up. It was good this morning because my dad had turned on the hall and living room and kitchen lights so it seemed like day time. Sometimes when I wake up and haven't gotten enough sleep my stomach quivers like I might just throw up. I had none of that this morning. Hopefully I will be able to get enough sleep to where I don't have to deal with that.
I was done getting all ready around 6:30 and spent the rest of time on the computer. I got a Farmville. (Don't judge.) So I messed around with that a bit for the fun of it. We headed out around 6:45, which we should do every morning and got there early enough for me to mill around with some other freshies.
I don't feel like a freshman. I don't feel like anything really.
Anyways, Homeroom: Deal Mrs/Ms. Deal seemed nice and she was a pretty lady. A nice voice and not abrasive. It was death quiet in there part tiredness and part first week no talk-ism. She handed out things to be signed and helped people out who needed to know how to get to classes they weren't sure about the location of. So, nice. I knew most people in there. First period: Andersen Mrs. Andersen teaches Honors World History. She seems a bit eccentric and is a very hyperish person. She reminds me of Mrs. Hardin, the Bible teacher. She divided the room where girls were on one side and boys were on the other to make an example of how women used to not have equal rights. She also passed out papers and such to them first. Overall I think I'll like her but I also think I'll find myself rolling my eyes at her antics and ways of doing things.It's also really cold in her room. Second period: Hubbared Mr.Hubbared was not there today for my P.E. class so we got the spiel from a man who I can only remember as Mr.VK. I figured out that I know a few people in my class and I get to have Health first. I am relived at this because it means I can experience P.E. after it gets a little chillier. I don't like health or p.e. Bleh. Third Period: Karrants Mr.Karrants in Eeyore. He said so himself. He is my algebra teacher. If that man has emotions I sure can't find them. He never smiles and his smilie faces are circles with dots and a straight line. He has a very dry sense of humor. He says he isn't a great teacher. He talked about himself the most out of all my teachers. He said he started off as an engineer because that's what a test told him to do but he didn't really like it. Then he became a teacher, he doesn't really like that either. I have a feeling I may struggle in that class as it takes people who are interested in what they teach to make me interested in what they teach. It's cold in that class too, and he talks to quiet, and I think it might be haunted because today the power cut out two times and then came back on. For the most boring teacher I think I may ever have, he sure is interesting. Fourth period: Rasslert I kind of feel inclined to call her "The Rasst" I wonder if she'd mind. Fourth period is by far my favorite class of the day and will probably continue to be so. My classmates seem like an interesting mix and I have the class with Chessa,Christina, Lole, and Bethany. I also have it with a senior named Josie who Mariah knows. She looks like a 6th grader. =p At the beginning of the class we did a roll call thing where we stood up, said our name, and our favorite color. Then the class copied us, clapped, and we sat back down. (Mikaella, dark purple. Mikaella, dark purple. -clap-) Then we wrote in our journal/reflection thinger majig. We were supposed to write about the quote "Just say the lines and don't trip over the furniture." by Noel Coward. She was very open minded about what we could write. Or we could just draw pictures. It just had to somehow correlate to the quote. It was fun. Then we played 'get ta know ya' games.
After school I talked to Cody and Nick for a bit then I told Mariah about my day in the car. So it was a lot of the same with rules and things to be signed but it wasn't terrible. I hope for the best for tomorrow as well.
So I woke up around 11 and texted Mariah and we had a little conversation because we didn't feel the need to get up yet. I asked her what the game plan for today was and we agreed on breakfast,movie,library,lunch,chores. I don't think we actually had any lunch..Hmm.
We got up and messed around for a while and then I made us a fantastic breakfast. Despite my avoidance of most cooking I make an exception when it comes to breakfast.We had vegetarian bacon (and a sausage patty for Mariah),scrambled eggs, half an orange and orange juice. It was wonderful and scrumptious and amazing.
We watched Treasure Planet because I figured out the main character's voice was done by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a.k.a the beautiful man who stars in (500) Days of Summer and 10 Things I Hate About You. It really is a great movie and really made me want one of these.It had action, it had suspense, it had romance, and it had handsome animated characters.Mariah and I enjoyed it and laughed a lot and were very satisfied with the choice.
When there was about 30 minutes left we paused to go and turn some books back in at the library. When I got back into the car mother called and re-directed us towards Cloverleaf shopping center to look for some belts since Mariah wanted some. I ended up getting a black belt (haha, black belt) and some eyeshadow. Mariah got a new teil scarf and some black flats. We stylin' and profiling. Haha,I just said that.
When we got back home we finished up the movie and did some chores. I still need to mop as my mother has reminded me. Rawr.
I mopped. It looks pretty nice. =] Now I'm all hotttttt now.
Oh,gosh,so, tomorrow is school. I still don't know what I'm wearing. I haven't taken a shower. I have unshaven legs. I haven't packed my lunch. Oh gosh, I'm gonna die! -dies-
Do you follow recipes? I usually do because I'm not much of a cook but usually I over or under estimate on the measurements because I am lazy.
Where's the last place you had an itch? My ankle! Bay and her stupid fleas.
Do you look people in the eye when you talk to them? I kind of look generally at their face or if they are far away I look around them.
When you look into someone's eyes, can you see their pain? Yes. All the time.
When was the last time you sneezed? Just a second ago.
Do you follow your head or your heart? Hm, I would say an even balance of both. Head-Do my math homework instead of play with Bay. Heart-Go give that acquaintance a hug even though I should be running to the next class.
How do you act under pressure? Uhm, a start to shake and get sweaty and hot and sometimes I cry. 0_0
Who did you last say "I love you" to? Hmm...Mariah. (I love you all though, like, seriously.)
Do you ever call people just to hear the sound of their voice? Yes. Well, only one person. -crooked little smile-
When was the last time you used a glue stick? Probably school. I can't remember.
What was the last startling noise you heard? My phone buzzing under my head this morning.
Do you ever look back at your yearbooks? Mhm. Nostalgia is, like, fun.
Do you ever want to be prom queen/king? No. Overrated. Plus, who would vote for me?
Are you tired? Yes. My head hurts.
Have you ever ran from the police? Nope.
Have you ever written on someone's face in your yearbook? Yes! ;P
When was the last time you made dinner? Uhm, the day Mariah got her license when I made celebratory spaghetti.
Do you have any special plans coming up? Getting up as early as I have the ability to stay up tomorrow and going to heck. I-I.. mean school.
Do you follow rules or break them? I break minor rules for fun. They don't scream very loud when you snap them in two.
Who do you want to be buried next to? I'm not sure I want to be buried. Right now, probably by my grandpa Floyd if I could. Later in life by my husband.
Did your dream last night involve blood? Nope. Did involve a ranch and Brandon Maness and tons of kids. I think me and him were working there and were watching the kids. It was a pretty good dream, odd though.
How do you feel about the new president? I pray that God leads him to make the best possible decisions for our country.
Do good things come to those who wait? I believe so.
What is the last song you played on iTunes? Here In Your Arms-Hellogoodbye
What is the last thing you looked up on youtube? Probably vlogbrothers or communitychannel.
When is the last time you went to the grocery store? Saturday morning.
What kind of calendar do you have? I have a planner.
Have you ever been two hours late for school? Maybe.
Who did you hang out with yesterday? Church people but mostly Mariah, Ashley,Allison,Leah,Victoria,and Brandon.
Has anyone stolen your heart yet? Maybe.
Do you have any trophies? Nope. Don't plan to get any either.
When you introduce yourself, do you give hand shakes? I prefer hugs but if the person seems like a hand shaker I comply.
Is there a limit to how many best friends you have? No. There are varying degrees of best though.
What grade are you in? 9th.
Are you in a band? No. I'm the artsy theatre type. =D
Have you ever been in a talent show? Yes.
Have you ever won a contest? A pb&j making one. And one to see "how many m&m's are in this jar."
Do you like screamo music? I like it in songs. I like it like salt. Just enough to add flavor.
What does your wallet look like? Empty other than cards and hair bows and rubber bands. It's black with multicolored stars.
Do you have any hickeys on you? Nope. Never.
Would you rather have money or love? Love.
Do you have any family pictures hanging on the wall? No
Which do you prefer: bath or shower? Shower.
Do you have a lamp in your room? 3
Do you have windows vista? Nope. Windows XP
Do you have the strength to say goodbye forever? I have before. I'll have to again.
How many times a day do you check your cell to see if you have a text? A lottish.
How old were you when you had your first crush? K5. Brandon Childers.
Ever woken up with a smile on your face for no reason? No. I never have. Waking up is no smiling matter.
When you have kids, do you want the first one to be a boy or a girl? Probably girl. So I can get used to having a kid before trying to get used to a boy.
When you were 12, what did you want to be when you grew up? A singer or writer.
When you go to sleep, do you have to have white noise or silence? I like to listen to music and then cut if off to go to sleep.
Last dream you had was about: I wrote it somewhere up there.
Where were you when you had your first sleepover? Your house or a friends? I only remember 2 very early on. One at a girl named Morgan's for her birthday. One at my house where me and Leah slept in Mariah's tent and watched a movie. =]
Are you afraid of water? No sir.
Chipmunks or groundhogs? Chipmunks. They cute.
Foxes or hounds? Fox!
Last thing you thought before you went to sleep 3 nights ago? I have no idea.
Okay, I know I'm being lazy here. I'll actually blog blog later to make up for yesterday. I love you dearly my readers. =] All 3 (5?) of you.
When do you go back to school? Next Tuesday, the 25th
Have you had your own room your whole life? I've had my own room for most of my life except for one time where mariah and I experimented with a bunk bed.
Is there anyone that you absolutely, truly hate? I honestly don't hate anyone. I believe people do have the basic core of evil and some just don't choose to try and conquer that. Those people, are the people that I don't get along with.
Have you ever taken a picture while laying in the grass? *Yes.
Are you a vegetarian? Or have you ever been? I am, at the moment, a vegetarian.
If you were the opposite sex for one day, what would you wear? Well fitting jeans and either a band t-shirt or a collared shirt.
How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Around 8 and a half.
Do you know how to properly use a semi-colon? I think I may know how to use a semi-colon; I'm not extremely sure.
Do you want to dye your hair anytime soon? I'd like to dye my hair strawberry blonde. Just some blonde with a hint of red.
Have you ever been proposed to? Ha. By a few people.
How would you describe your life? Constant fluctuation.
What is your favorite mark of punctuation? Question Marks
What kind of computer do you have? Dell
Do you know anyone who's name is Noah? Not that I can recall.
What do you think of the word 'forever'? The amount of time you wish to spend with your husband/wife. "I love you always forever, near and far, closer together."
Where does your favorite perfume/cologne come from? True Religion
Do you have external speakers hooked up to your computer? Indeed.
When's the last time you paused something? Music, in the car.
Mechanical or regular pencil? Mechanical pencils. The regular kind annoy me because I have to sharpen them almost constantly.
Pen or pencil? Pens most of the time.
Are you impatient? Trying not to be but I am most of the time.
What's the last kind of cookie you ate? I cannot recall the last cookie I ate.
Are there any significant, unforgettable dates in your life? Yes. 3.14 12.19.94
What are the last two words you heard your dad say? "ain't they?" Talking about how ants are "mean little suckers."
Do you know anyone named Matt? Yes. I know two that I can think of off the top of my head. Cousin and youth group kid.
What smiley face do you use often? =D
Honestly, have you ever eaten raw cookie dough? Of course, it's lovely.
Who's texted you in the past 24 hours? Chris, Twitter,Madi, Mariah,Cody, and Elijah.
Are any of your friends taller than you? Yes. Like Leah and Mariah and Caitlin.
Do you crack your knuckles? No. Kind of sickens me. I did once but because my hand was stiff from using it for something.
Spell your name without an L: Mikaea (Mik-ay-uh)
Do you like hugs? Yes. Give me one. Now. Or next time you see me. ^-^
How many text messages are currently in your inbox? 53
This time last year, can you remember who you liked? Oh, well, nobody too important. <3
What are you listening to right now? Dad and mom's voices and me and mariah typing.
Ever been to Georgia (the state)? Uhm, probably ridden through.
When did you first get Myspace? 6th grade?
Are you drifting away from your close friends? Hmm... Nope. :D
Does anyone know your password besides you? Yeah. I think Mariah and Chris and Madi all know at least one of my passwords.
If you had the chance to travel back in time, would you? Yes! Let's go see tha dino-saw-ers!
Are you single for the summer? Nope.
Are you a different person now than you were five years ago? Yes.
Who was the first person you talked to today? Father. Well, by talked, I mean grunted. I woke up at 8:30.
Has anyone ever sung to you? Yeah.
Has anybody ever told you that you have pretty eyes? Mhm.
Do you know anyone with the same birthday as you? No I do not.
Are you a mean person? I can be, but generally no.
What woke you up today? Hmm...my subconscious mind?
Will you be up before seven am tomorrow? Maybe.
What were you doing thirty minutes ago? Riding in the car.
Do you have someone of the opposite sex you can tell everything to? Yes. =]
Do you have any plans for tomorrow? Yup! Church.
Do you listen to music everyday? Normally.
Do you laugh a lot? Not really.
Are you the type of person who has a new boyfriend/girlfriend every week? Haha. No.
Are you currently looking for a significant other? Nope. (I know, I'm sorry, so many hearts broken.)
How did you get your last bruise? I don't know what my last bruise was much less how I got it.
Who was the last person you took a picture with? Mariah and Leah and Ashley and Allison and Miranda.
Who was the first person to text you today? Chris. Like 12am today and this morning.
Are you currently sad about anything? Not really.
Are you tired? A bit.
Where were you at noon yesterday? Sleeeeppiiinnggg. =]
Do you believe ex’s can be friends? Uhm, I think they can be people that talk every once and a while.
What are you currently dressed in? New jeans and purple t-shirt.
Today has been lovely fun. I, went grocery shopping. went shopping in the Gaffney outlets. went to DQ. went to my uncle's 40th birthday party. went home!
Feels like I haven't been here all day!
It's been nice and it was great to see a lot of friends and family.
At the moment I'm trying to weed through my iTunes to delete those songs that I always skip when they come up on my iPod. But in doing this I only have seemed to fall deeper in love with The Beatles. Some people, including my family-the traitors, think Beatles music is good..when sung by other people. I find that it is eloquent and excellent in it's original and unadulterated form.
I clicked on this link, posted by wheezywaiter. I was outraged because I thought it was supposed to have something to do with this show. I was wrong. This is the trailer having to do with that show. Which reminds me of this song. Most of those things excite me. :D
Today Mariah picked me up from Madi's around 11:30 and after a slight detour back to retrieve my iPod, we went home. After arriving back home, very tired and very unenthusiastic about most everything I decided that I was under the weather. In a very serious way. So I thought it would be best if I not go and meet relatives as I might have scared them away or harvested their organs. Just saying. Mariah and my father may complain, but hey, a girls got to do what a girls got to do. When I say girl, I mean young, mature adult. When I say got to do, I mean eat like a pig and read Maureen Johnson's blog and sleep for an hour and a half. Oh, and I've had some fluids as well. Hopefully I will feel much better before school starts or else I will be making first impressions with a look of mild disgust and pain on my face and my knife ready for all those organs. Not that I'm a naturally mean person. Just that at times like these, I should be left to myself and away from sunlight.
Tonight I've helped out my mom a bit with some of her friend's kid's while her friend is studying for something having to do with insurance. The kids are cute and I think my mom is enjoying spending some time with them. It's the way mom's are with the whole, "They were so cute and small and adorable and smelled like heaven and baby wipes and freesia. I remember when you were that age. You were so cute. I remember that you would..." and so on.
JUST FOR YOU CAITLIN! Okay, drug.dealer.pants. I want to say right up front that I do not sell drugs and I do not endorse the selling of drugs.I do, in fact, as you may have noticed on a few occasions, wear pants though.
Once upon a time I was going to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for an educational trip with my 8th grade class. In preparation for that trip I decided that I needed some sweat pants that I could put over other pants. As I knew I would no doubt be cold and also want to be comfortable on the way there, riding in a bus.
So my mother and I traipsed over to Walmart one day and looked for some. All the ones in the girls section were too thin and had no pockets and were all trend and no substance. So we went over to the guys section where I found some real sweat pants. They were dark red, almost like the color of dried blood. They had enormous pockets and they were long and fuzzy and wonderful. So we bought them.
Upon putting on said pants I realized I kind of looked like the type who would stand in a shady alleyway and hand you a bag of the good stuff if you spotted me a 50. By good stuff I mean overpriced ice cream and by 50 I mean 5. Of course. (But how would you keep ice cream in your pants, Mikaella?!? There is no cooling mechanism in your pants! That makes no sense. It made more sense when you were talking about drugs.) Of course it did!
That's why I call them my drug dealer pants and not my overpriced ice cream pants. See how that makes sense?
Obviously my lack of other things to do and general craziness mixed with the death that I am experiencing turns into semi-interesting things. Who knew? So, that's all I have to say, love you! BAI!
Today I went to my freshie orientation. I was kind of frustrated the whole time and also kind of disoriented. (Ha ha. Get it?) Mariah led me and my mom around since she knew where everthing was. I have PE second period first semester! Ick! So I'll already be hot and sweaty and then I'll have to quick change so I can make it all the way across campus to the trailers for algebra. Grrr. I have a basic idea of where I'm supposed to go but I still have anxiety about it. It all seems super big and serious and crap. My science teacher seems like a fun guy but he misspelled Jeopardy. He spelled it Jeoprady. That's how he said it too. Bugged the heck out of me the whole time he was giving his spiel.
Now I'm at Madi's house because I really wanted to hang out with her before school started. -like shiver- Goshers, I don't want school to come. Leave me alone! We have been playing Boogie Superstar, so basically just doing like karaoke singing stuff. It's fun. :) I love talking to her because she always gets what I mean. I love you Madi!
I'm wearing my drug dealer pants and hanging out in in her living room.
Have you ever been listening to your iPod and you get this run of songs that are just so perfect together even when you aren't listening to a playlist? Or when you think about a song you'd really like to listen to and then it comes up next? Those things happen to me all the time! I've decided it's because my iPod loves me so much and likes to please me. I decided to name it Roxy. It deserves a cool name since it's lovely. ( I got it in June and it's a new purple nano.)
Just a thought of mine.
I also realized that I have 16 posts for this month and that I've posted twice on a day atleast once, which means I've skipped 3 days. I kind of want to make up for that just so I can feel good when it gets to the 31st and I have 31 posts. It would just feel like more of an accomplishment.A bit crazy. Don't judge me.
Currently listening to: Mrs.Nerimon by Christina Horner from her and Luke Conard's album SONGS IN THE KEY OF E-MAIL. ^-^
We're supposed to be babysitting tonight but I think the people bailed on us. Odd.
This morning my father got me up around 9 and I stayed up. I think that's a good start. I've been meaning to go to bed earlier and get up earlier each night/morning but so far I haven't done too well on the nighttime part. 10,11,12.
We went to go see the movie 500 Days of Summer which I've been salivating over since I saw some trailers on youtube and then continued to watch any bit of video I could find about it. It lived up to my expectations and there was also more than I expected. If you plan to see it don't go with a mindset of a feel good film. It's really heavy, but it's also really real. Also the main guy also starred in 10 Things I Hate About You. (What's with this guy and number titles?) So as that movie is one of my favorites it really piqued my attention. :) Go and listen to the soundtrack, as it is amazing.
Mariah and I went to Target this afternoon with our mother and she bought me some new shoes and a shirt. I still need some pants but pants shopping is just a pain.
Too often I'm being reminded of August 25th. Just as much as I try to ignore it, even more quickly it approaches. It's not even real to me. I mean, well, obviously this helped. But still. -moanymoanmoan- Summer forever and infinite knowledge without the early morning or the homework-SIGN ME UP.
I was thinking that maybe for the first week I would wear some different personas just to mess with peoples heads. Like Monday-Prep Tuesday-skater Wednesday-emolicious Thursday-uberreligiousgeekface and then Friday I would come as me. Sounds like loads of fun but Mariah doesn't encourage it. Most things Mariah doesn't encourage are borderline bad idea but some turn out good. I don't think I have all the clothes for all those though. Hmm.
SHOUT OUTS Caitlin- I love you and you're amazing and I loved talking and laughing with you and even though I know I'm the annoying little sister I hope I can hang out with you and Mariah again soon. Mariah-Thankyou for laughing at exactly the same times I did in the theater. :) Chris- I belive you are napping at the moment because you felt bad. I hope you feel better. We need to watch movies together. Arty movies that are cool and fun and amazing. Please click this. Reminded me a lot of Mozart and the Whale.
I have orientation Wednesday. I'm in high school. Wowzaz.
Here's a poem just for you.
School is starting. School is here. School will last most of the year. School is great. School is droll. (School comes in the night and sucks out my soul.) I'll be a Trojan a Trojan, that's right. I'll be up late
studying.. every night. So thankyou for reading. To show that you care. (Please take me away, where school is not there!)
Last night on our drive home we stopped and I got Chinese food. My fortune cookie read "An unexpected visitor will bring you good blessings." So, I'm down for that.
I got back from the beach around 11:45-12 last night and I was pretty tired. The ride very uncomfortable seeing as we had more to take back than what we brought. For a majority of the time I was sitting crosslegged on top of pillows and covers and what not. My legs and butt were so thankful when I finally got out of the car at my house. Remind me to not do that again. Ouch! Also, Samuel wasn't very happy so he ended up disrupting my sleep.
I had an amazing time and I loved it all but I'm seriously happy to be home. I know my family missed me, as they keep telling me so. :) I bought some fudge for my parents and a cute little picture framed sand dollar for Mariah. (Mariah loved her gift but sadly, my dad is on a diet.)
Once upon a time our troop was heading out for putt-putt. As we exited the lobby doors we spotted a black as black crow on the road. The crow was flapping it's dark wings as the other crows watched from above. "What happened?" asked Kortni. "The thing just flew into the car garage." said the doorman. We watched for a few seconds longer. "We would help it but we're not supposed to touch them." said another worker. "I can!" said Kortni as we walked towards the bird. We told the others to go on as we ran to aid the injured crow. "What if he bites?" said Kortni. "I know," I said "that's what I'm worried about." I carefully reached around his small black body and held onto his feet. He grabbed one pinkie in each clawed foot and held on as we walked over to the bushes. "He's holding on." I said. "Aw,that's sweet." Kortni said. I set him down in the pine needles and tried to shake him off but he had a firm grip on me. "Go on little buddy. Now you're safe,"I said. "Come on.....get...off..." I said as I tried to pull free. "What is he doing?" Kortni asked. I continued to shake and prod the little fellow but he just sat tight and resisted. Kortni started gently pulling on his feet but as she pulled he gripped tighter. "Crap, oww.." I said as I stared down at him. We kept struggling and prodding and pulling but Kortni couldn't get him to let go. "We need to get like a big strong man or something." I said, yeling every now and then as the crow tightened his grip on my tiny fingers. Finally we pulled my fingers free after much trying and loosening. We left him sitting where he was. He sat still, in shock we supposed, as we ran on to the parking garage.
We named him Jeffery. Or I did at least. Most of this morning was spent sleeping for me and Kortni because we didn't feel like getting up to eat breakfast. Then at around 1 we were heading out for the mini golfing. We had a good time and I made up for my lack of picture taking. It was dinosaur themed. :)
We also went to a shop called the Gay Dolphin where I bought things that I won't tell you about. Hehe. That place was a maze! I took a lot of pictures there as well.
Then we ate some spagetti and walked down the the pier since I had never been to the pier. I made Kortni jog there with me and she's not too happy about that this morning. Haha.
I meant to post this up yesterday but me and Kortni stayed out on the balcony talking for like 2 hours or something like that. Which was lovely but then around 1 I stopped being very coherent..so we went to bed.
We've* noticed that a lot of girls at the beach are very snobby and all about themselves all the time. We also noticed that that's the type of girls who attract all the attention from guys. Why is that? I think maybe it's confidence. Even if it's fake confidence;fake confidence worn by unnatractive girls. Something about how they act. I could never do that though. It's kind of like breathing in a huge breath and holding it there. For a second it feels nice and good, but then it just gets uncomfortable and makes you want to let it all out. Then you breathe out and feel relieved and better. That's how it should be just an equal balance of in and out so you can be yourself and not look so unnatural, not make your face turn purple with the trying so hard.
That's just a mini-rant. We may be going places later but for now it's raining so we're stuck in the room. love ya!
* I say we because most of the tme me and Kortni talk about things together/do things together/you get the point.
This morning me and Kortni were woken to go to paint on sand dollars around 10:30. There was a lady who was coordinating activities and there were things like water balloon tossing and water games and tye dye what not. I ended up painting a little wooden snake and taking forever to paint it. (It's purple and black and white.)
After some other games where we chaperoned the girls, Alexandra and Adrianna, we decided to go up to the room and get dressed and put on makeup to go out to eat later while everyone else was at the beach. We got all dressed up in our matching "Vegetarian Vampire" shirts and supervised while the girls did the balloon toss and then in chairs by the indoor pool.
It just happened that we met this boy Blake at the beach and then he followed us to the pool. Then of course we had to tell him not to splash because "We preffered to not get wet in our clothes." So, obviously, of course, almost as the necessary and completely natural reaction, Blake started splashing us. A lot. So, then, I threw his towel in the pool. Then, he took said towel and chased me and then got my whole entire front soaked. So, I was pretty unhappy. Then he chased Kortni around while I sat in my chair pouting. In the end Kortni jumped into the pool in all her clothes to tackle Blake. Then when I walked over to laugh at her Shane pulled me in.... So that's the story of how me and Kortni both ended up in the pool completely clothed. After that we were just getting thrown in and getting back out over and over. Fun stuff.
Later on we went out to eat and to get groceries. We went like an hour and a half to get to this place called Tony's. I had some cheese bread stick things and then some fetticini alfredo noodles. It was good. =] The grocery store was fun and we ran around and picked stuff up and talked about stuff and tried to avoid all the beguiling beef jerky. (xD) But we got waffles, and hot chocolate, and gushers, and fruit roll ups, and yoohoo. Funfunfunfunfun. (Gosh, I would get excited about food.)
So, anyways, Blake is nice and he hung out with us for a while tonight then him and Shane ditched us for a walk on the beach in the moonlight...together.... (Naw, they have some girl who lookes 9 but is actually 14.) He's 14 and Shane is 16. Shane thinks we are stalkers. I think we might be. Also, I have an inkling that Shane might be real, seeing as I can touch him and my finger doesn't go all the way through or dissappear or anything funky like that. Also he tried to tickle me and pulled me in and all that. So my imagination doesn't do that. Unless I have a weird realistic Fight Clubesque thing going on. But maybe Kortni would tell me? Or is she...also...? Well, now I'm questioning reality and coming up with conspiracy theories so....enough.
After we got back we put up the groceries then hung out at the pool for a while and now I'm back in the room trying to use a bathing-suit coverup as a nightie because I didn't feel like wearing pants. Yay. So we're watching The Nanny and eating and general stuck-in-the-room-for-the-night stuff. Nothing else of interest! Love ya!
P.S-Kortni says hi. ANDDD! Chris might/is/uhm..I think will be starting a blog so he can write about me and embarass me. Naw,I kid. I dunno. He's a fantastic writer and some day that's how he will make all dat cash.
At the moment I am standing down in a room by the lobby at a computer. These computers don't have seats. I believe it's so people don't hog them, but it makes me angry. D=
So, I did have innienet connection yesterday but I also completely forgot as I had places to do and people to see.
So far on this lovely trip I'm doing good-but burnt at the moment on my face and trying to sleep on a pull out bed with 9 and 7 year olds. Woohoo! I'm constantly hungry but when we go out to eat I eat far too much and make my stomach ache. I ahven't taken any real beachy pictures because I haven't felt like carrying around my camera.Kortni and I met a boy named Shane who we think might be a figment of our imagination, and I think he lives on floor 15. I also think he looks more like a James or a Keith. He's nice, but as I said-he doesn't exist in the real world.
I've been given the nickname "inchworm" by Kortni because of how I always inch into the water since it's either hot or cold. It's kind of nice having a nickname-but it's also extremely true that I'm slow to warm...or cold...or whatever.
Today we went-OUCH! My ankle jsut popped from standing here like I am, feeling the masterful hotel strategy at work-to look at some beach shops, the ones that are always going out of business and all sell the same little yellow and white sundress at 15 dollars. I've looked for presents for people and I almost bought a bracelet for Chris, but it looked like it would come unclasped really easily. But otherwise I would have, he needs something for his wrist. We saw little baby turtles and I always want them when I go but they smell and our little room doesn't need that.
I've been reading a book titled, "Feeling Sorry for Celia" by Jaclyn Moriarty (sp?)it's insanely good and exactly in her style. Read that, and her other books. They wrap you in their arms and hold onto you till the very last page. I'm almost done with it because I've spent some time out on the balcony reading and watching the birds.I like to watch the people come in and out. Some just sit and watch, some come out and tidy up and hang towels and look busy, others jsut talk or drink.
I really have nothing insightful or important to say! I miss my Bay, and my boy,my bed, and my family.
Mariah got her license semi-recently and since then we've gone off every single day. It's kind of odd being in the car with just her, having my life in her steering-wheel glued hands. It's fun though, her the queen of the pedal and me the supreme changer of the tunes. We make a good team and I think we'll have some nice times in that little red car. =D
We drove up to Carolina Mall just to get out of the house. She bought a book (In the book store we saw this guy walking with his mom and as he passed he said, "Chick flicks. I ONLY WATCH chick flicks.)" I swear. It was golden., I bought headphones (they're skull candy brand and they block out sound well and make lovelyness), we tried on perfumes and what not at bath and body and saw a couple people we knew. (Including Savannah.) Then we rode on over to Starbucks where I treated us to drinks and little rice krispy marshmallow delightful dream things. We sat there and had our food and pretended to be cultured,mature, and the types who would hang out in a coffee shop. We also eaves-dropped on the people around us talking about the economy and Russia.
As we were shopping I thought about all the wonderful things I would like to have. Most of these you can't buy at the mall or don't make much sense. Enjoy!
Another cat, preferably brown, that I may name Moose
New black skinny jeans
Red hair dye
An ipod cover case that will keep it from being scratched
The ability to apparate
The ability to read minds
The ability to be in several places at once
A school with only teachers with passion for their subjects who know how to make kids understand
A full psychology education minus the years of schooling
A 5 story house
Starbucks. The franchise. All of it.
Also, KFC. Minus the chicken. How about KFMP? Kentucky Fried Mashed Potatoes.
A new purse
Great abs,thighs and glutes in under 20 minutes
To be 18
Snickers ice cream
A secret admirer
A phone with a keyboard
An inviting smile
A wicked cool birth mark
A new star ring
A poison ivy-free boyfriend :)
An art studio
Lazer hair removal for my legs
The ability to do math in my head/without using my fingers
A good sleep cycle
A personal friendship with hayleyghoover :p
A banana popsicle
A windy walk on the beach
A hot tub
An indoor pool
I'll stop there just because I have better things to do. Hope yall miss me while I'm at the beach and I hope I can still blog. Keep me in thoughts and prayers. =]
The other night Chris asked me if I knew what the base system was. I told him I had a pretty good idea but had heard it different ways. We ended up finding it ourselves but neither of us liked what we found and thought the whole thing was childish and kind of stupid.
But as that was on my mind, I was thinking of how in most Christian relationships the "base system" doesn't apply. So, I came up with the Christian base system, consisting of,
1st-Holding Hands 2nd-Kissing 3rd-Marriage
Really, it is that much of a jump, or should be, in a Christian relationship. Both parties should be getting to know each other personally and spiritually and should be committed to one another before they try to learn about each other physically.
On that note, here are some of my guy standards that I dug out of my future book. (The book in which I have written baby names and places I want to go and things I want to do, etc.) I wrote these a while back (around 12? 13?), but hey, a girl knows what she wants.
smart but humble
able to dance
compassionate-love for others
taller than me
strong but not overly so-abs
nice hair-not perfect
So, those are some of my wants/needs in a guy since I told Mariah I might post some of mine too and these subjects seemed to go together. Thanks for reading. <3