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.