Sunday, December 18, 2011

What Winter Break Means to My Teachers

     To students winter break means two weeks of relaxation and fun, snow, hot chocolate, fires, and family. It is a time for you to just forget about school and all the work that goes with it and just focus on pretty much nothing... it's two weeks for your brain to just sit inside your head and give you the power to breathe and eat, but no more is really necessary.

      To teachers however, winter break is a disaster. Kids brains go on vacation for two weeks and just die... they can't have that happen. They think that if we go veg for two weeks we will forget everything we were ever taught in our entire lives. So they feel the need to pile on the work over the break so that we have at least enough to do something everyday... because apparently we don't make other plans. It's funny too because I am the type of person who leaves everything until the very last second (like tomorrow I have a quiz on my US History reading that I've done none of). So my last day of break is going to be devoted to doing mounds and mounds of homework, projects, and general studying.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Nation of Me

I have a country, it is taking over the rest of the world slowly but surely.

No, really it's legit. I have a Secretary of Defense and a Zombie Apocalypse Aficionado (every country needs one of those). I feel we will be the only country in the world prepared for this when it happens. My country is currently at war with the Graceland, because it refuses to acknowledge the fact that my country exists. We have nuclear weapons though, so I think we're fine on that front.

I am supreme ruler, I mean duh. Although my title is just M. The M if you want to get official. And yes, it has to be italicized. I also answer to Empress Divine, Hey Beautiful, and Optimus Prime. All of these also italicized.

Facts about The Nation of Me (always underlined):
Population: me (I mean, I am the only one that really matters).
National Anthem: Party Rock Anthem
Flag: purple with a giant pair of red Ray-Ban sunglasses
National dance: the pancake
National sport: quiz bowl
It is illegal to have red highlighted hair unless you are me.
Doorbells are outlawed.
People with an IQ of less than 169 are to be extinguished. 
We are all about equality.
All animals and children are to be named after me.
Anything I ever want to buy is to be given to me free.
Car doors are banned.
Peas are outlawed.
Giving homework is a federal offense.
Green 1995 Buicks are the only kinds of cars allowed.
Minimum wage is $1,000 an hour.
Smallest country in the world.
Surprise adoption is the only acceptable form of having kids.
Anyone caught listening to Lady Gaga will be exiled with her on an island (now how do ya like her?).

Monday, November 21, 2011


I feel kind of disgusting. I must be coming down with something, I don't understand all these people that come to school sick and feel the need to infect the rest of the population with their pathogens. A girl in my first period came to school with mono (which you can contract from the air believe it or not, at least that's what my Allied Health teacher said, but she is in the first stages of dementia, so who knows). One of the people I hang out with most went home half way through the day because she was sick. The kid in front of me in Pre-calculus was sniffling and my sister has been sick for like 3 weeks anyway so I was doomed to that malady taking hold of my throat cells.

And now as I sit here I have to continually get up, because everyone in the world decided to call my house today. For some reason I decided to plop myself on the floor so you can imagine my grief. I can't quite grasp the concept of homework just yet because my head feels like a blimp and I'm pretty sure my brain has been taken over by foreign one celled organisms that intend to ruin my Thanksgiving break.

I am fairly certain I can beat the answering machine this time, but that would mean I have to get up now..... Yeah, that's not happening.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

How to Tell Whether You Have a Life or Not

First of all, you automatically have an amazing one if you are reading this blog... but here are some other ways to tell:
- You have friends that go to a different school and/or church.
- You don't mind when your computer is dysfunctional (until you realize you can't come read my blog... then you can explode into hysterics).  
- You go to bed after at least 9:30 because you're up "late" doing incredibly awesome things.
- You don't need a cell phone to survive.
- It doesn't absolutely kill you to wake up in the morning.
- You have plans (not school/church related) this weekend and the weekend after with 2 different groups of people . 
- You eat dinner at least once a week somewhere other than in front of your television.
- You have a job/you're a really good person and volunteer your time.
- You can read.
- You moan when someone gives you chores, because you were doing incredibly awesome things.
- Your eyes can handle looking at a computer for long periods of time.
- You don't play minecraft.
- You don't fill other people's home page with thousands of Farmville notifications.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Things I Find Funny

People that drive down the road with their blinkers on and no intention to turn anywhere any time soon.

That BP sponsors team USA.

Birds that fly into one another.

McDonald's thinks it can make coffee.

The saying "use your noggin."

People that laugh in tense, awkward, sad, or important situations.

The movie Fired Up.

Google + thinks it can outdo facebook.

That outdo is one word.

The sound of a basoon.

Playing "dodge the frog" while driving on a warm, wet night.

People that make their tires squeal because they thinks it's cool.

People that use the wrong their, they're, or there (also applies to the inncorrect usage of you're & your as well).

Dogs that chase cars down the road when a car is coming straight at them in the other lane.

Accidental rhyming.

When a guy is crying at a movie and I'm not.

The letter P.

Abbreviations like "totes", "adorbs", "presh", "offish", "legit", "preesh", and "def".

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Why Beating Around the Bush is Pointless

First of all, I don't get that saying... beating around the bush. What are you beating? The physical perimeter of the bush, or the ground around the bush? Why are you beating the bush? What did it ever do to you? And then when you try to apply it to what it means.... is there something in the bush? Like are you beating around it so that whatever is inside will come out? <--- that's also pointless because if you were hiding in a bush and someone was outside beating around, would you come out? No.

But yeah, anyway. "Beating around the bush" is pointless. I don't do it. I figure if you want to tell someone something say it straight. Also, I go to school with a lot of very stupid people (not those of you who read this blog... well, maybe some of you :P) and they don't understand it when you try to "beat around the bush", you have to frankly lay it on them or they will be confused forever.

Beating around the bush is a weird saying and completely pointless for breaking news to someone.

That's all I've got.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

How to Run on No Sleep At All

Coffee is essential.
Make sure you eat a good breakfast, blah blah blah. Just as long as you drink coffee with it.
Don't take too long in the shower, you might fall asleep (hot water does that to people, and it makes them pee but that's besides the point) and your coffee will be cold.

At lunch eat something with protein in it, go to lunch with friends, they can make sure you don't fall asleep.
Also at lunch, drink something with caffeine in it.... like coffee or coke or something, but coffee is your best bet

Don't eat dinner, the starving hunger in your stomach will keep you awake.
Make sure you put your  coffee maker on delay so you have something to look forward to. 
What ever you do, don't watch TV or listen to music that is sure to make you fall asleep. Try just standing on your head and drinking coffee

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

OMG its Cold Everybody Freak Out.

It finally got cold this weekend and the world almost died. People are walking around in sweaters and boots, it's only like 65 degrees! Sure I welcomed the opportunity to wear some jeans and a jacket but did I break out my parka? NO.

A couple of my friends organized this corn maze thing. I didn't go... It isn't technically fall yet, that is completely inappropriate. A bunch of people have pumpkins and junk on their porches. It's the fourth day of October guys... chill it. Now, I don't celebrate Halloween, but if I did I would put my decoration out the day of and take them down the morning after. One of my biggest pet peeves are those people that just leave their Halloween decorations up until it is time to switch them with the Christmas ones... nubs.

But yeah so it's cold and everybody is running around like a chicken with their head cut off. I wonder what they're gonna do when it's 40 degrees or 30 degrees. Should be fun to watch.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fair Food Fundamentals

Every year My family and I go the North Carolina State Fair about 5 or 6 times... yeah it's that big of a deal. The main reason is all the fantastic food. My list is as follows:

- deep fried snickers bar.
- cattleman's association steak sandwich.
- corn on the cob.
- turkey leg (must be eaten first in order to achieve maximum consumption).
- chocolate covered strawberries (at least 4 times... a visit).
- NC State ice cream.
- funnel cake (although I don't really like these, they are a classic).
- Al's fries (con mucho vinagre).
- party in a pita (there is no more of an explanation).
- milk (so simple, so necessary).
- 1lb of candy from the candy castle.

P.s. thank you Raz Darnell for the idea :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Commercials That Drive me Nuts

I watch way too much TV... and although I have a DVR, I a lot of time forget to fast forward and end up suffering through the commericals anyway. So here are some particularly annoying ones that have been playing lately... well not really that lately.

WHY does the announcer person in this commercial have a fake Russian (or the general area of the world) accent??! How is that "manly" or "boy-ey"?... whatever is supposed to attract boys. What do squinkies even do? Apparently stick to massive amounts of hair gel, and... be squishy? I don't UNDERSTANDDDD.

This one drives me (you're gonna love my) nuts in a GOOD way. "Stop having a boring tuna stop having a boring life"... regular tuna = your whole life is boring... get with it people. "Fettucini, linguini, martini, bikini" because those last two are nothing without some good grated cheese. "We're gonna make America skinny again one slap at a time"... sounds brutal but hey, when you have an opportunity like this why wouldn't you ask about the foldable cutting board??

These are the worst commercials ever. These are the ones that make me remember that I'm not fast-forwarding. But once I realize that I feel like I can't fast forward because it's even more cruel to the animals. It's a terrible cycle. I understand that commercials like this are supposed to evoke emotion and junk. And maybe in any normal person it would but (as I have been told) I am a stone cold robot and the only emotion coming out of me is hatred for the guilt they are making me feel. But, I pride myself in the fact that I have never succumb to these terrible commercials

For your enjoyment:


Okay just one more I swear:

Alright alright! I'm done!

Monday, September 12, 2011

My TV is Back

School has been back in session for probably about 3 weeks-ish, and while the homework started flowing and we got our laptops back it did start feel like school. But now it feels completely familiar because all my TV is back. Yeah, the stuff I think about all day long instead of Lincoln, functions, and step changes. It makes fall seem real, even though it's still 90 million degrees outside, I like to pretend cool weather will come eventually even though freezing cold just blasts us sometime mid-November.My TV shows are what keep me going, having a new one to watch almost every night is what keeps me going during the day and contemplating the one from the night before keeps me awake. I really probably wouldn't be passing school in general if it weren't for television. That's a bit backwards but it works.

Parenthood starts tomorrow, Survivor premieres Wednesday, and eventually Lie to Me, House, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, and Dancing With the Stars (my viewage of this particular show solely depends on the cast) will come back. I can't wait!! :D

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How to be Awesome

This a list I have created with succesful tips on how to be a truly awesome person. Now we are not going by a dictionary definition of awesome, we are going by my definition (which is basically anything I personally think is awesome... so yeah).

Step 1: Have a rockin' knee high sock collection. And don't just collect them, wear them, wear them proudly and loudly. Make sure most of them are adorned with neon colors so bright they faintly glow while the sun is going down. Make sure you have at least 3 pairs of animal print in at least 2 different kinds of animal. And don't EVER wear them with sandals.

Step 2: Have an awesome lunch box. For those of you still in school this is a key ingredient of awesomeness. Mine is shaped like an elephant, my favorite animal. It's not a requirement that your lunch box be an animal, superheroes and fun patterns are acceptable just be sure it doesn't have an attachable water bottle, thats lame.

Step 3: Watch Phineas and Ferb, iCarly, and The Nine Lives of Chloe King regularly. These shows rock. Phineas and Ferb is the best cartoon EVER made, it has humor waaay above that of it's projected audience. And they just came out with a movie, it was EPIC. iCarly is also hilarious, when I watch it by myself I find myself laughing out loud and feeling like a dork, but thats just how you know it is genuinely funny and it isn't just the laugh track commanding you to laugh. The Nine Lives of Chloe King is too intense for you NOT to watch it, ABC Family Tuesdays after PLL.

Step 4: Have funny t-shirts. Comical dinosuars and t.v. show shout outs are required. Do not be fooled by the rock, paper, and scissors that have come to life, those were so last year.

Step 5: Have at least 2 pairs of high top sneakers. One in a pattern, otherwise all versions are acceptable.

Step 6: Don't be afraid. Don't be a weenie, and most certainly do not complain. Ride roller coasters that go straight up and down, eat octopus, and don't back out of anything that could potentially be awesome.

Step 7: Never have a favorite. Don't favor anything like movies, food, or books. There are too many awesome choices to pick just one, like them all and when people ask you what your favorite is kick them.

Step 8: Be violent. (Don't actually be violent just threaten people with a serious look on your face so that they back away in belief).

Step 9: Use big words. Being awesome is also a part of being smart, dumb people make me cringe. Use your vocabulary to it's fullest extent and you will go far in life. It's more than that though, keep up to date on your math skills and when someone asks a math question answer quickly with a smug look, everyone will think you are a genius. And if someone questions you refer to the step above.

Step 10: Listen to good music. Good music is as follows: Ke$ha, Miike Snow, Ghostland Observatory, Katy Perry, Bowling for Soup (they sing the Phineas and Ferb theme song), Justin Bieber (ONLY NEVER SAY NEVER WITH JADEN SMITH, NOTHING MORE), Adele, B.o.B, Early Black Eyed Peas not that junk they produce now, and anything along these lines.

Now with these 10 simple rules you can succeed at being awesome, good luck!

Monday, August 8, 2011


The main event Machu Picchu. It was spectacular.

This is the Madre de Dios river surrounded by the amazon jungle (or 'selva' if you want to get technical) from the plane. 

The river up close. And a boat for your enjoyment. The exact same kind we rode to our lodge (a 3 hour ride :/).

This is the capital city, Lima. Claro is like At&t over there their buildboards are everywhere!

A capybara from the jungle!

Our lodge.

We went to a clay lick at sunrise where we were supposed to see a ton of mcaws (possibly the most beautiful birds in the world, I have an obession with them now) and other parrots and stuff but it was cloudy and that effects their sight so we just just saw them all fly around from a distance.

A gigantic kapok tree, they can get a mile high, this is just the base of it.
The city square in Cusco the old Inca capital. The name of the city was originally Cosco which means bellybutton, fitting since this was the center of their world.

Beautiful flowers in the city square.

Saqsawaman (pronounced sexy woman) an old temple those rock are gigantic and held together without mortar, just an interlocking system, like giant complex legos.

A parade we happened upon.

Ruins from somewhere, I don't remember.

A fountain in Lima.

Tile wall in Lima.

City square in Lima.

Cathedral in Lima.

Flowers in Miami, we had a day layover.

Miami flowers.

Miami plants.

I hope that this was interesting to you. I realize now that most of the pictures were of the jungle but that was probably my favorite part.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Mind

This is a book I am required to read for summer reading. Which sadly I just started yesterday. It is pretty good so far, but the dialog takes a long time to get used to. I can't really understand what is going on but I'm powering through it.

I haven't picked up clarinet all summer long and I am supposed to have my music (3 whole songs) memorized by the start of next week for marching band... Yikes.

The Avengers... OMG! This is actually going to be a movie! I am ssoooo excited! I just went to see captain america last night and the trailer for this played at the very end... This is sure to be epic! Captain America was really good by the way.

School starts in 2 weeks and I am super excited to start my junior year! If only my report card could look like this all year long. That would be a dream. Mainly the only thing exciting about school starting are school supplies... I LOVE school supplies, who knows why. I really should have put this picture instead...

you can't sit there and say thats not exciting!

I recently got my license and this is the beauty of a boat I have been blessed with of driving, a 1996 green Buik La Sabre. I get to drive myself to school this coming year, which no doubt is exciting except for the fact I have to drop my brother off at middle school first. 5:30 every morning here I come.

Monday, July 25, 2011


I love thunder although at the same time it terrifies me. Like right now, it is 4:45 (despite what blogger says, usually it tells people that I am posting at 3 in the morning or something) and it is completely dark outside. Given that it's summer time thats unusual. Every couple of minutes an earth shaking boom will crack across the house. Its the kind that shake the house that are my favorite because it is like being on a roller coaster. A moment of shear terror and then you can enjoy the rain (you know, if you are on a roller coaster and it's raining... bad analogy). Although it isn't raining as of right now... but my professional forecasting skills say it will soon. OH it just started raining... snap I should be a weather lady. Anywho, I love thunder and thunderstorms (did you know that is one word... what?).

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Airplane Shopping

I just went on a trip to PerĂº. But no I am not going to blog about how amazing it was. Sorry. I'll post pics later. I would like you to know what I think of the in-flight magazine Sky Mall. Of course you have your standard shower seats, inner tubes, and blow up projector screens. But there is always just the strange and useless stuff too. For example a Bigfoot statue that apears to be creepin' through your yard, he has a surprised look and everything. An  indoor dog bathroom, you know in case you don't have an outside where you live... What? Stainless steel wallets. A dog crate that looks like an end table, so you hide the fact that you had caged your animal. Voice activated, life size R2-D2. He responds to voice commands! The 14 gallon PORTABLE gas pump. The Superior Comfort Bed Lounger. A chair for your bed. Seriously that thing is so complicated just sit in a chair. A 40 inch foldable photo studio. I'm boring you now. Moving on!

Then there are the things that are so ridiculous you NEED them. A magic wand remote control, you flick it up and down and the channels change, left to right for volume. LEGIT. A pen that has a hidden video camera, how to be a secret agent. ALSO LEGIT. A self cleaning litter box. Being that this is my chore that was especially appealing. OH but don't stop there there was a cat potty training kit. The Litter Kwitter. Seriously you can teach your cat to use toilets. LEGIT. The ergonomic beach lounger. You can lay on your stomach and still read a book! There is a face hole! How can you not pay $169.95 for that thing? A face hole! For all you golfers out there, the weed wacking driver. You know in case you are on the course and the lawn crew missed a spot. LEGIT.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Good Life

Ahhhhh, being out of school. It's always the best time of the year. Although my relaxation is going to be about a week long this summer. This saturday is my sister's graduation party, such fun. However, my Mom will be stressed and when Mom is stressed everybody on the planet is stressed. On wednesday next week I get on a plane headed for Peru. The weekend after we get back I break for the beach, July 4th. The very next weekend I jump to New York City with my Aunt and Uncle (love them!). Right now I am supposed to be cleaning my room because my cousins are coming to stay at our house for my sisters grad party. But, look how productive I am being. Oh well, this is about as much you can get out of a rising junior. Live it up.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I Can't Wait for College

I am sitting in my journalism class and two seniors across the room are signing up for classes.

I had no idea the world had so much to offer. Both of these seniors will be attending NC State (woot!) they keep saying out loud the classes that are available.

-Whitewater canoeing (oh no, not rafting)
- Modern dance (what does that mean?)
- Fish physiology
- Quidditch club (oh snap)
- Arabic (how is that useful?)
- Ancient Greek (ok so its just Greek, but that is still useless)
- Soil Science (how fun)
- Wood and paper science
- Poultry science (forget nursing i want to be a poultrologist)
- Naval science (as I was typing this I realized it was not referring to bellybuttons, how disappointing)

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I had the mindset that I wasn't going to use this blog to whine about everything I don't like in life. I hate those kind of things... it's like "We get it! Your life is terrible. Now please shut up!"And for the most part I have succeeded in this endeavor. But tonight I have two complaints.

Why is it that every teacher decides to assign major stuff right at the end of the year? I guess it is because they realize that the end is close at hand and they don't want us to loose focus. But, this tactic just makes us angry at them. Just this weekend I have two papers and a project due Monday. AND THEN a test on Tuesday (and those you know I dislike).

I don't like that growing boys eat so much. My little brother devours everything in the house the day after we go grocery shopping. I'm growing. Do you see me shoving the pantry down my throat?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


     Tuesday is the worst day of the week, by far. It is the point in which your week feels the longest. You have already been through a day of school/work and now you still have three more days to go. Wednesday is better because you are half way though the week and that gives you hope. Thursdays are pretty great too because the next day is Friday. And Friday, well Friday is just the best for many, many reasons. Tuesday is also the day that all teachers decide that you need to have a test. They give you the weekend to study and a day to remember but then... BAM test day! Tuesdays are the worst.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tragic Cat

     My cat is a lunatic. She jumps at everything. Just now she was on my bed sitting next to me and my sister texted me. Of course my phone was on loud and my poor skiddish cat was right next to it. She jumped quite high and got her claw stuck in the blanket on my bed. Now people say that cats are smart but I'm not so convinced that mine is up there with the best of 'em. So, with her claw stuck she tries to keep walking around my bed, but she couldn't get very far. So she tries again, and again, and again. Eventually she decides that the bed itself is her ultimate problem and decides to jump off... with her claw stuck. Thus ripping a hole in my blanket. Thanks Hobbes, way to go.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday, Friday

Without fail every Friday that Rebecca Black song gets stuck in my head. EVERY FRIDAY.

That is possibly the worst song on the face of the planet... for those who haven't seen it 1) Have you been living under a rock? and 2) here it is.

I hate this song. With a passion. It is terrible. But it is so catchy!!! Darn you Rebecca Black.
I feel bad for the poor girl though. She has been attacked by so many people. Here is an interview from Good Morning America. The chick CAN sing... believe it or not.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sporks: Pointless Genius

For a very long time I thought that sporks were the greatest invention ever. True genius. And, don't get me wrong it was a wonderful idea.

But now I have come to the realization that they are the worst thing ever.
Here are all my reasons why:
- there is not enough fork part for you to actually stick anything.
- when you try to use it as a spoon the miniature fork prongs poke you in the tongue.
- also when being used as a spoon they hardly hold anything because half of it is fork.
- generally all of them are made of plastic and so they bend under the slightest force.

So as you can see the spork is useless.

Dear John F. Spork (yeah you thought it was a combination of fork and spoon... how childish),
You have failed the world. What could have been the most wonderful idea has turned out to be a terrible pain in my tongue.

Much love,

Friday, April 29, 2011

New Orleans

I absolutely loved New Orleans! It is so beautiful and warm. A nice relief from the long winter we just went through, though it has been warming up for awhile. Anyway, I loved how every corner you walk around there is someone playing music.

One of the most interesting things is the kind of people that walk by on the street. We arrived on Easter Sunday so of course people were meandering around in their "Sunday Best". Whatever that means to the people of NOLA. There were hats galore! I have never seen so many, so extravagant hats in my life. Some made completely of multicolored feathers, others with complete castle scenes made out of legos.

Oh and we happened upon the gay parade. I have no more to say on that subject.

One of my favorite things was the Katrina exhibit in the local museum. I was completely captivated the whole time, I think I caught myself with my mouth gaping open once. There were so many heroic stories. One woman and her daughter were trapped in their attic and hacked a way out with an axe, and then saved their neighbors by jumping roofs and hacking a hole in their attics as well. Another was of a man who built a boat and the day after the storm he saved a neighbor that had been clinging to a tree for 10 hours after his house had been destroyed. It was amazing.

I loved the whole trip, it was a load of fun.

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Good Day

Or so I thought...

Today is a half day in school, by far the best kind of school day. And usually on these days my sister and I go and get my brother from his elementary school and then we go eat Mexican food (ACP!). This is some what of a tradition, I mean the waiters know us.

However, when the friend you go eat with suddenly decides to invite his BFF the Spanish teacher, things get awkward. Needless to say I am less than excited. See, he is my Spanish teacher currently and I don't think he likes me very much... I kind of have a negative attitude about the class, everybody in there is dumb (hay algunas excepciones).

Lunch with a teacher who doesn't really care for you. NOT FUN.

On another note:

Water for Elephants comes out today!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO EXCITED!
I will tell you what I thought later. :)

Spring Break starts today. My family and I are off to New Orleans. :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

This is Adorable

Call Me 12

I kind of love Big Time Rush (not the show, the guys :D).

I watch Phineas and Ferb, iCarly (have you seen iOMG??? HOLY COW), and Victorious.

I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

I have read that Percy Jackson and The Olympians series! (Everyone should read these books, EVERYONE).

I thought I had a longer list than this. Guess not.

Friday, April 15, 2011


I am absolutely can not wait until the movie Water for Elephants comes out!

7 Days!!! 

I read the book about 5 or 6 months ago and am about to burst!

I have laid out the plan for opening day.
     - Advance tickets will be purchased.... preferably RIGHT NOW.
     - We will arrive at the theatre at least fifteen minutes before the preceding movie ends (I had this at 2 hours... you should be thankful Mom).
     - We will be the first people in the theatre.
     - I will get the perfect seat.
     - I will love the movie while it is playing.
     - I will hate the movie when it ends because of how different it was from the book.
     - I will be upset I paid $9.00 for that trash.
     - The next day I will love the movie again. <3

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Okay well... poem. Sorry if I got your hopes up.

The other day in English class we were talking about China, North Korea, and communism. We were talking about how during Mao Tse-Tung's (the guy who brought communism to China) reign people called Misty Poets wrote poems speaking out anonymously against Mao and all his doing.

As an assignment we wrote poems about the things that make us mad.

Here is mine:


To the roots
Of my being.

Held down
But without restraint
No guard, no alarm.

16 years 152 days
I have been held captive
The entire world knows not of me.

A wheel in my hand,
On the road
I look out.

Maybe afraid
The most important test
I know what I must do.

Knowledge and know-how
I have
But a license,
That I do not.

I hope you liked that. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dear Clarinet,

     How can I have been with you for 5 years and still be bereft of talent? We have never been good friends you and I.
     Then why, why do I keep coming back to you? Why do I still pick you up and try? I don't understand how it can be so hard to make music. I will have a need (from somewhere obviously deep inside) to make melody and yet time after time you let me down.
   The other day I stopped to think that maybe the source of our problems was me. Maybe I was the one that cracked our relationship. I neglected you, set you down for 3 months, locked in your lunch box size case. And I not even once looked your direction. I realize the strain that could have on your emotions. But since I have realized my mistake, will you take me back? Can we be friends at least? A harmonious relationship that we both may have to work at.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Particularly Fun Words

Schadenfreude- to gain pleasure from someone else's misfortune.
Defenestrate- to throw someone out a window.
Drub- to beat someone violently with a stick.
Garbology- the study of trash. (naturally)
Borborygm- when your stomach growls.
Sialoquent- to spit on someone while you speak to them.
Troglodyte- a person that lives in a cave.
Hemidemisemiquaver- a musical timing of 1/64. 
Widdershins- counterclockwise. 
Flink- a group of 12 or more cows. (and all my life I thought it was a herd)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Getting Up

     The only thing I can say I honestly hate is getting up in the morning. It sounds cheesy but that is literally the hardest part of my day.
     I hit the snooze button about six times every morning and if the snooze time on my alarm clock weren’t just nine minutes I might have to only hit it twice. I find every reason I can to blame for being late something other than my personal laziness. Like, the fact that my alarm went off at a different time than I thought it would. Or, I had to get my clothes out of the dryer or I had to stick my clothes in the dryer. I went to bed late. My sister used all the hot water in her shower. I didn’t have my socks on the right feet. Every minute in my morning is precious.

     I have become a master at making up time though. Which doesn’t help me get up of course. Putting my hair in a ponytail, dropping a to-go soup in my lunch and eating a Nutri-grain bar for breakfast can buy me about 7 minutes if I time it right.

     Getting up is hard, but I have determined that the number one reason for my misery is that school starts too early. If school started at ten and got out at five what difference would it make? Okay, maybe for some people a lot of difference. But hey, that’s two hours extra of sleep!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shots :(

I don't like shots but on Thursday I was forced to get 2 of them.

I blame my sister, she is the one who wanted to go on this exotic vacation. We are going to travel into the amazon jungle where the risk for yellow fever and typhoid are dangerous. So of course they had to shoot us up with the vaccine. And later we will have to take a pill for malaria.

I say if it requires more than ibuprofen, it's probably not a safe place to go.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Writer's Block

I am supposed to be writing a story for my school paper right now. But it is going NOWHERE. I can't get ahold of the advisor for the club I am writing about, so I have no interview. There is hardly any information  on the project the club is conducting and I can't get any peace and quiet because the girls next to me are so chatty.

The timing is weird because it hasn't happened yet but the paper comes out after the event will have taken place. So I am trying to write in past tense while my brain operates in the future.

It' frustrating.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Cat is a Great Source of Entertainment

As I was blogging (yeah that post right below this one) my cat was romping around my room playing with a piece of paper. She managed to rip the paper into complete shreds. Then took to my book cover I use as a laptop cover. I had to pull that away to save it.

Now she sits next to me purring abnormally loud. Which is a little weird because I am not petting her. I guess she just enjoys my company. She is intensely watching my fingers type. I am a little nervous I might loose one in the next few seconds.


It rained rather hard today and as we were coming home I realized something:

Every time we pass another car with their windshield wipers on I imagine that the two cars are waving at one another. :)

My sister called me a goof and left it at that. But then I started to think, what if everyone were nice like that? waving at everyone that passed them by? The world would be nice... yes it would. 

Monday, March 7, 2011


(Not for the squeamish)

Why, when you are sick, does your body feel the need to make so much extra mucus so that is coming out of every hole on your face? Yesterday morning I woke up and not only were my eyes crusty (which is slightly expected) but so was my nose!

My nose is only clogged on one side now (hey, thats progress) and I sound like someone stuck sandpaper down my throat. Ouch :(

Cough Drops = My Best Friends

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Math... Dislike

There is only ONE right answer.

There is only one way to get to that one answer.

If you do one tiny thing wrong you get the wrong answer.

If every subject were like English class the world would be a better place. It is all about how you interpret things, about what you think it means and how you will apply it in the future, or whatever. 

Yeah some people would say that physics and calculus are important because they explain the way the world around you works. But I say, the world works, why do we need to know how?

Monday, February 28, 2011

4 Way Chats

4 way chat. The best thing to come along since food. It is probably the only way my 4 closest friends and I can stay in touch all at once. It is a life saver. 

It gets hectic, but its a good hectic. We all are trying to talk at once but then just laugh about how confused we get. One of us is in England. Which is definitely why the 4 way is so essential. We can all be in basically the same place at once :). Just like old times. 

Dear Gmail,
You are my hero.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Why Winter?

I have one follower. Movin' on up there! I can not lie this is very exciting.

So anyway recently I was wondering why I was excited for Winter time. It is cold, dark and depressing. I do actually know why I was excited, because I had just gotten a bunch of new coats and boots and needed a reason to wear them.

Winter can be exciting, but without snow on the ground it is pointless. If Winter lasted just long enough to get really cold and snow 2 maybe 3 times then ended abruptly in a burst of Spring, that would be okay with me.

Now I find that I cannot wait until Spring and Summer! The warm weather, going to the beach, drinking lemonade (not that that is forbidden in the Winter it's just more appropriate in the Summer time), shopping for shorts and cute tank tops. But just as well at the end of Summer I will be done with the heat and longing for Fall.

Monday, February 21, 2011

I Didn't Mean to do This.

As you can see I have started a blog. I accidently hit the "Create a Blog" button and didn't feel like turning back. I have actually been curious to see if I could start one and keep up with it so we will see how this goes. Many of my friends have a blog and my sister has a really great one.

The problem is I have no life and am a very uninteresting person.

I just made some really cool brownies that are cookie on the bottom and they have coffee in them. Thats kind of interesting. I don't know, you decide.