Sunday, December 31, 2006

Haha

New Picture of Me

This was taken at Easton over the weekend. Thoughts? I'm thinking of changing it to my profile picture.

What?

Just documenting for future referance and self-confirmation that this blog is NOT a waste of my time. At this very second I am 128 on BlogTopSites.

We'll see how long this lasts.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

I can hear the groans....

Sorry for all of you who hate the 2002 American Idol. I am sorry that you have abosolutely (I am aware I spelled that wrong. As am I aware that my title is misspelled, for all of those blogroll moderators who have opted to spell check my submissions. As Liz once said "Artistic expression and all") no taste. One of my New Year's Resolutions (you can see how I am aiming for the stars here) is to put a new song on my blog weekly. So you only have to put up with Clay for 7 days. Torture, I know. Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Scarf Love

Scarves seemed to be a common theme at Christmas this year. My sister and I both got one. Please note the grand difference. I think Gabri got the short end of the stick here. Her scarf is hand-knitted (by me) with (in the words of Grandma Spongebob) "love in every stitch". The pink band with creme around it was supposed to be the center, but apparently I pulled a little too tight on the second half and it is a tad (read as: extremely) off center. But she seems to like it, so, hey, maybe it isn't so bad.

My scarf however, is a cashmere Burberry. Yes, Burberry. As in the normally $200-$4oo scarves that are imported from London. Before you go and ask my parents where your Christmas present is, there is no way that they bought me one for retail price. From what I understand, it was an Ebay deal, but since it is GENUINE (I have the registration tags and everything), who am I to complain?


Thursday, December 28, 2006

Your Dose of Stupid Humor for The Day

Thursday 13 #5

Thirteen Roles I Would Love to have on Broadway
  1. Elphaba (Wicked)
  2. Galinda (Wicked)
  3. Tanya (Mamma Mia)
  4. Belle (Beauty and The Beast)
  5. Lady of the Lake (Spamalot)
  6. Rosie (Mamma Mia)
  7. Roxie Hart (Chicago)
  8. Julia (The Wedding Singer)
  9. Eva Peron (Evita)
  10. Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)
  11. Nessarose (Wicked)
  12. Donna (Mamma Mia)
  13. Jan (Grease)

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Keeping My Fingers Crossed

Starbucks now has my application.

I HATE WAITING!

Gerald Ford

I logged onto my computer today to work on these stupid labels again today and saw the sad news that Gerald Ford had died today at 93. Now, the next statement is going to make you think "You heartless jerk. You have a black hole where your heart should be..." , but don't judge me to harshly for this. I started laughing. The death of a former president usually would not be something to laugh at, and trust me, I realize how sad this is, but, well when I saw that I couldn't stop thinking about the following sketch-




Do you see what I mean?

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Wheel of Monotony

My dad has me doing something (once again) that is extremely boring. I have to type up 600 labels. Ugggggggggggh...

So I have my iPod playing on shuffle at the moment. Trying to keep myself entertained while doing this. Once again...uggggh.

I figure it is good practice, though. Tomorrow I am filling out an application for Starbucks in Kroger. Woohoo! I'm gonna be a workin' woman! I dunno if I should be excited or not. I really need to start earning my own money though. I can't (as nice as this would be) mooch off of my dad forever. Unfortunately. While I'm sure that I still have a few more years before my parents shove me out the door, I really should accept a little responsibility. Not too much though. Don't want to overexert myself. :) I'll keep you posted on the job situation. Keep your fingers crossed!

Definition of the Day

Boxing Day-noun

The day after Christmas where people return presents they received because they either already had a duplicate, or just didn't like the item.

Monday, December 25, 2006

And one more thing...

Almost forgot.....

I came home from church today/yesterday and found a big yellow bag on my table. My favoritest 4th cousin 28 times removed, Mistie, had asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I told her I loved candles and green was my favorite color, followed closely by red and blue. She took the "I love candles" quite literally and bought me a jumbo bag of 25 tea candles, 8-10 medium sized candles and some green, blue, and red candle holders. At the moment, my bathroom looks like it is celebrating advent/Hannukah with all of the candles. PURTY!!!

THANKS MISTIE!!!

P.S. Deana- I premade that post so it said 10:03 because that was the time that I actually made it in real life. And at the moment it is 1:33 AM (I just finished wrapping presents) but it will say 10:33 AM because I want this post to go to the top of my page. Sorry. No time travel this year!

Definition of the Day

Christmas- noun

A time of increased consumer spending.

"We've got everything you need for Christmas"
"Give her that perfect gift for Christmas"

www.urbandictionary.com

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve has been awesome thus far. My siblings and I were permitted to open our stockings and one gift each tonight. I truly let my inner geek out. My stocking had the following in it-

  1. New earphones for my iPod (the old ones have reeeeeeeally taken a beating)
  2. Earphone covers in, like, ten colors
  3. Two glow-in-the-dark iPod skins
  4. A monogrammed notebook
  5. Sour mints
  6. A removable flash drive

I loved all of my gifts, but when I pulled out the flash drive I about went psychotic. It wasn't really that I was DYING to have a flash drive, it was more that I really, really, really needed one. Our computer has everything BUT a floppy drive. So moving papers was really a pain in the butt hindquarters. But now I can move the needed item with ease and convenience! :) I am such a fa-reak.

I was also trying to play up the "big girl" image and wait until tomorrow to open my gifts. But, by the time everyone else had opened theirs, I gave in. I got two very nice jean skirts, which I most definately needed.(My poor worn out ones are developing small, but noticable holes) They are ankle length and are very flattering (in my humble opinion). Beautious.

Gabri ended up loving her "Dorla" that I got her, which she opened tonight. She didn't open the scarf tonight (you know, the scarf that she "doesn't" know about). Michael opened his movie ("Cars") from Mom and Dad tonight, which he loved. He has a chef set under the tree from me.

Mom and Dad both opened their gifts from me tonight. I got Mom this really pretty tin sculpture (tin makes it sound junky, but it's thick tin and actually really pretty) called "A Mother's Love" that shows a mother and daughter hugging. She really liked it. I got Dad some Tommy Hilfiger cologne, which he says he likes.

For all of my aunts and uncles, Grandpa, and Great Grandma (this is a work-in-progress) I am making ornaments. I am taking green Christmas Tree Glass Balls and painting snowflakes on the front and "2006" on the back in glitter glue. They are turning out rather nice if I do say so myself.

I should probably also give credit to two other people (from church) who gave me some very nich gifts. Ron and Cherie got me a very nice liquid soap set. It's a boxed set with one bottle of soap and a pouf for each day of the week. The soap smells so good! I dunno if Ron reads the blog, but Cherie does so, THANK YOU CHERIE!!!

Sis.Dee also got me a nice gift. She got me two bottles of smoothie scented (Kiwi-Strawberry and Mixed Berry) lotion. It smells yummy. I am beginning to get suspicous about the scented stuff. ;)

Anywhoooooooo....this is a much to long post for Christmas Eve, so enjoy. In case I don't blog tomorrow- MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Definition of the Day

Christmas Eve- noun

Christmas Eve each year a fat man dressed in red (possibly to hide the blood) rides around on a "magical flying sleigh" led by drunk reindeers with names like Prancer ,breaks into your home,steals your cookies and leaves crappy gifts that last till Boxing Day.
He also has an army of evil munchkins who make crappy toys and kick people in their shins.
If you approach him,he'll most likely yell "ho,ho,ho!" and shoot you with his laser gun.
Be afraid children,be very afraid.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Owie


I dare someone to tell me that I am not a good big sister!
I started a scarf for Gabri about a month ago and kind of left it alone until today. She has been raving about how "Becky is making me a scarf" and so finally this morning I got so guilty I caved and worked on it.
The initial thought was "no way am I going to get this thing done before Christmas" and decided that it might just be better to let her find joy in that Feliz Navidad Dora that is wrapped and under the tree for her. But wow did I realize how much you can get done if you take NO breaks from knitting all day. (except for the occasional 5-10 minute stop to eat or do chores) What was this morning a 4 inch piece of knotted yarn is now a beautiful 2 1/2 foot scarf. Which she loves. And is wearing to church tomorrow. I will post pictures later. The unfortunate side effect of my good deed was the fact that my right hand (the hand that I have to do most of the tying and weaving with) feels like it is going to shrivel up and die. It hurts bad. Very bad.
But it is a pretty scarf. Very pretty.
In my humble opinion.

Yummmay!

This is my new obsession. This guy basically just picks random things and throws them into a blender to see what will happen. It's awesome. Here is my favorite. (Warning: Do not consume food for 30 Minutes before watching.)


Friday, December 22, 2006

Bad Llama!



Well, I'm not a llama, but I needed to scold myself for not doing a "real" post in several days, and since I love Emperor's New Groove, well, here we are.


I suppose I should probably give an excuse for why I haven't blog. You see there was this penguin riding on a giant squid and he approached me and asked me how I would like to rule the world....


In all seriousness, my life has been pretty booooooooring the past week or so. In the past week I got all my Christmas shopping done, got a 100% on a geometry test, and the rest, as they say (who are "they" anyway?), is history. I'm pretty much psyched about Christmas so don't be shocked if I start blogging every 5 seconds over the weekend. Even the Definition of the Day [insert groans here] is coming back for the holidays. Only the 24th, 25th, and 26th though. [insert "Thank God" and "Praise His Name" here] Trust me, eventually you will get sick of me.


Unfortunately, although my blog views and visits have gone up a lot (which isn't saying much considering that I was averaging about two per day before) I am still a D-list blogger. Which is unfortunate. Another thing to do before I die. Reach 50 page visits per day and become at least a B-list blogger (Liz, did you know that you are A-List?) I know people read, but few link. It makes me sad.


And now, I descend from my soapbox.


Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thursday 13 #4

Thirteen Things That Scare Me
  1. Pigeons. I mean come on! They stare you down with those hideous red eyes and are EVERYWHERE in the big cities. It's obviously a plot to take over the world!
  2. Mice. Ew. Ew. Ew.
  3. Going outside, near a road, by myself, after dark. In 6th grade I was trick or treating with my friend and saw her mom's boyfriend get (intentionally) hit by a truck. True story.
  4. Chinatown at night. Scary beyond all reason.
  5. Reading Revelation. It's a creepy book of the Bible.
  6. Goth people. Some of the ones at my school look like they are going to pull out an M-16 right there and then.
  7. Scary movies. The person who invented Saw and Saw II needs to be locked up.
  8. Tornados. Who doesn't get scared of those?
  9. Getting sick. I am an extreme hypochondriac.
  10. Those news reports that say that a serial killer has escaped from a prison in Newark. That's only about an hour away!
  11. Forgetting to take a breath before jumping off the high dive. Trust me. It's not a good feeling.
  12. The show "Mega Disasters". There's a reason that I don't like hypothetical situations.
  13. Algebra II. The first one was bad. I don't even want to know about the second one.





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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Shocking....no....really

You Are a Life Blogger!

Your blog is the story of your life - a living diary.

If it happens, you blog it. And make it as entertaining as possible.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

This is why we don't use thalidomide...

History buff and Billy Joel lover that I am, I had to find this video. I found the original video and pretty much hated it, but this one is pretty cool. This is my favorite song by Billy Joel called "We Didn't Start The Fire". The song is pretty amazing, but personally I find the thalidomide children creepy. That may just be me though.

Oh Christmas Tree


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Friday, December 15, 2006

It's Brazilian Hair!

No, you aren't seeing things. That is me. With crazy hair. Not a fro, but Crazy hair. I am showing the love for #17 in that picture. Wig and all. It's all good. The game really rocked. We won 103-101. LeBron is the reason for those winning 2 points. 3.42 seconds left and he scored 2 foul shot points. It was schweet. More pictures on my dad's blog and on the Flickr link on his site.









That's who I was supposed to look like FYI.




Definition of the Day

Hamster- verb/noun

1.) Verb, HAM-STUR, to hamster, in order to survive one will eat its young. To hamster is to eat your offspring.
2.) Noun, HAM-STUR, (See ninja) A cute little animal known for its sudden violent reactions to little children holding it. Hamsters have been known to kill at any impulse, even if there is no need for eminent death of the child.


1.) The other day, I got a little rumble n my tummy, and so I decided to go hamster on my children.
2.) The hamster ate the nine year old's whole birthday party because someone dropped a spoon.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Definition of the Day


Raise Da Roof- Command

a dancing motion where by the participant pushes both hands up in the air, as if performing a soulful military press with the hands open and facing up towards the ceiling. usually done in groups.

lets raise da roof yall

www.urbandictionary.com

Thursday 13 #3

13 Things That Make me Grin/smile/be happy
  1. Candy Canes- Yummy!
  2. Candles- Especially Candy Cane scented ones
  3. Bright Colors- Bright and shiny, like my personality (riiiiiiiiiight)
  4. Anderson Verejao- Go #17 and Brazilian accent! Woot!
  5. The #17- see 4
  6. Christmas lights- I am distracted by shiny things
  7. Jody Shelley- ok, who does not love watching someone beat the tar out of helpless hockey players on ice? can you blame me?
  8. My velveteen shoes- they're so comfy!
  9. Snow Days- SLEEP IN!
  10. DC- my favoritest place on earth
  11. Monty Python- stupid, yet hilarious
  12. Napoleon Dyanmite- he's flippin' sweet, dude
  13. Weekends-see 9

Just Got Home

Just walked in the door. So tired. Will post pictures of game tomorrow...well, later today I guess. Good Night.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Definition of The Day

Wicked- unknown

One of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. But unfortunatly it is so popular that every single poser broadway fan sings to the point that you want to smash your soundtrack and burn your poster.

They're playing that song again? That's totally wicked!

www.urbandictionary.com

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

How Much Do I <3 this cartoon?

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net
Cyanide and Happiness. Pretty much the coolest cartoon ever invented. Wierd. Like Me. That's why I like it. I actually had forgotten about it until about 5 minutes ago. I was looking up Weblog Awards (yes, I aim high. Unrealistic. But high.) and found the 2006 Best Teen Weblog Winner- Angelique of It's Raining Noodles- and she had a link to it on her blog. My (once again, aiming way high) aspiration is to enter the 2007 Weblog Awards under the Best Teen Weblog category. My chances of winning are about the same as an anvil falling on my head at this very second as I write this, but I think it might be fun.

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net

Ick

I did mention that I love that word, didn't I? It actually does have a slight meaning.
  1. I caught a touch of the bug (yes, fever and everything to prove that I was not faking) and had to stay home today.
  2. I have no other good name for this post.

Luckily, I'm feeling a lot better already, because tomorrow I am going on a field trip and (for those of you who know him, how scary is this) Dad is chaperoning. For FCCLA (the Home Ec club that I am in) we are going to "Career Day with The Cavs" in Cleveland at The Q (AKA The Quicken Loans Arena). There will be seminars on topics such as Player Development, Food Service, Technology of The Q, and a bunch of other stuff. Afterwards, we get to go to a Cavs (that's the Cleveland Caveliers, by the way) game versus North Carolina. How much does this cost? $20 for me and nothing for Dad. That is SCHWEET! The only (minor) downfall is that we will get home at around midnight. Soooo... I will probably not be blogging tomorrow, other than Definition of the Day, which I just have to push "Publish" because it is premade. Speaking of which, I have a question. Definition really doesn't get a lot of comments and since I just started it I am wondering if I should just chuck it. If you read this blog, please vote in this poll.




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Definition of the Day

Widjididja- compound word

interrogative. a question; inquisition meaning "With you, did you" in Redneck.
"Hey, you deedn't bring yer truck widjadidja?"

www.urbandictionary.com

Monday, December 11, 2006

Profile Pic

I took Liz's advice and changed my profile pic to my "much too grown up picture". Comments would be lovely....just a hint..

Pantafluffs Hosadaz


Today was a loooong day. I was so ready to be out of school it was not funny. When I got home today it was such a relief. Here's the LD (look at me tryin' to be cool using initials.)
This weekend (beginning at the beginning) I got a call from my friend Blondie (using codenames because there are people who read my blog who know these people and I don't want to offend, but need to vent. Sorry. Leave me a comment and scold me if I shouldn't do it anymore) on my cell. At least that's what my caller ID said. I picked up the phone. So not Blondie. It was rather Scissors (sorry. My codenames need help. Feel free to make suggestions) who is Blondie's serious boyfriend's brother who according to my aunt, uncle, and several good friends likes me. Ick. But, hastening on, I asked Scissors how he had gotten Blondie's phone, and why he was calling me. He explained that Blondie had told him that he should call me just to talk. Not sure whether I should laugh it off or get very very mad at Blondie, I politely explained to Scissors that I could not talk at the moment, said good-bye politely, and hung up. I thought that I handled the situation like a lady, Thank you much. I still haven't decided whether to laugh or explode. Laughing seems to be better. I may go with that.
In second period today, my day kind of took a nosedive. I had to give my PowerPoint on Child Abuse in Parenting and I really hate public speaking. I stammered, but Mrs. Melick told me that I did great. She's nice like that. She asked me to come up during third period to work on these stockings that FCCLA is making for KCH (the local hospital) , the local domestic abuse shelter, and this program to place juveniles with legal problems (their parents are in trouble, not them). I got rubber cement all over my fingers. It was icky. (I love that word) That wasn't so much a bad part of the day so much as the fact that it felt like 6th period alreay in 3rd. In Bio, I got my test that I was sure that I bombed back. I got a 73% which is not nearly as bad as I supected, but still pretty bad. Spanish was pretty fun as usual. It always perks up my day. We played a review game and I won and got a Homework Pass to use at my liesure. It was all good. Unfortunately, on the way to lunch, my day went down again. I had to miss about ten minutes of lunch due to a bloody nose. Ick. To make it worse, I was wearing a white sweatshirt. Double ick. Thank goodness I had gotten my Spanish Club T-Shirt today. After the crimson stream stopped I changed in the bathroom. My shirt was both unstained and stylish, so it was all good.
When I got home from school, I watched Ice Age 2 with my sister. It is really cute. Then I got online and checked my page views. They have gone way up. Blogging Chicks was a good idea, let me tell you (thanks again for adding me, Michele). We ate dinner and then I decided that I would teach my sister, who loves all things "Dorla" and Spanish, some stuff from my Spanish lesson today. If you ask her to tell you "pink slippers", she will now giggle and say "pantafluffs hosadaz" (her version of "pantuflas rosadas"). It is too cute for words.

Help!

Ok, people. On the sidebar you will notice these two little treasures-

This-

D-List Blogger This is bad..... very bad.

and the little Technorati linking thing.


A D-List blogger is very bad. VERY VERY Bad. I have joined several bloglists over the past few days trying desperately to generate traffic. Newer readers or whoever, if you would use the thing on the sidebar to link to my blog I would be eternally greatful!

Now PLEASE go forth and link.

Definition of the Day

fo shizzle

Slang for "for sure". Though most people attribute it to Snoop Dogg, fo shizzle can be traced back originally to E-40 from Vallejo, California. Bay Area like what.

While originating out of hip-hop culture, this phrase has been overused to the point of triteness. Its most famous usage is

Fo shizzle, my nizzle.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Hooked

I have heard Dad talk obsessively about how much he loves this music engine called RadioPraise. It is powered by Calvary Tabernacle in Indianapolis, Indiana. I am in no way opposed to secular music. I actually listen to The Fray and Beatles and a bunch of other non-Christian bands. But today I was just having one of those days today where I needed Christian music and nothing else would help me feel better. I love this site now. I highly reccomend it.

Meme......so bored

9 lasts:

Last dollar spent: On my purty lights.
Last cigarette: neverrr.
Last beverage: pepsi
Last movie: Started Last of the Mohicans
Last phone call: Ick. Don't remind me.
Last song played:Listening to RadioPraise
Last bubble bath: a few weeks ago
Last time you cried: earlier today
Last thing you ate: Hot Fudge Cake


8 have you evers.

Have you ever dated a best friend: yes.
Have you ever skinny dipped: no
Have you ever kissed somebody and regretted it: no.
Have you ever lost someone you loved: yes.
Have you ever been dumped: yes.
Have you ever been drunk and threw up: never.
Have you ever ran away: no
Have you ever wanted someone u thought u couldnt have then found out they liked you: riiiiight


7 states you've been to.

ohio.[duh]
wv.
cali.
Kentucky
NC
florida.
Maryland

6 things you've done today: (in no particular order...)

Worked on the scarf I'm knitting for Aunt Faith (hope she doesn't read this)
Taught Sunday School
Beat up my brother (non-violently. just playing)
Drove to Minerva
Admired my purty lights
Yelled at my brothers cat to get off of my bed (she's still laying there)

5 of your favorite things in no order.

DC
IM
iPod
Peppermint Stick Ice Cream
Candles


4 people you can tell [almost] anything to in no order..

Sis.Jewel
Liz
Mistie
Aunt Faith

3 things that make you smile.

Christmas Lights
A corny joke
SpongeBob

2 things you want to do before you die.

Get Married
Act on broadway

1 person you tag

Liz

Definition of the Day

Dippin' Dots-noun

Dippin' Dots are tiny beads of ice cream. They are said to be "the worlds coldest ice cream" due to the fact that they are kept frozen at -40 degrees.

There are multiple flavors:
Banana Slpit, Chocolate, Vanilla, Cookie Dough, Cookies and Cream, Bubble Gum, Java Delight, Cotton Candy, Peanut Butter, and Strawberry.

Dippin' Dots are often found in amusement parks, stadiums, malls, and fairs.

When dippin' dots are left to melt in the sun, they leave an unforgettable odor; it's very nasty.

Motto:
Ice cream of the future!

Note: they are often overpriced. (8 dollars for 8 oz)

Rich: I could use some ice cream.
Chris: Let's go get some dippin' dots!
Rich: But i only have 4 dollars.
Chris: that's ok, you can get a 3 oz cup!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Then and Now

Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.

1973 - Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes to his car and gets his to show Jack.

2006 - School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1973 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobo dy arrested, nobody expelled.

2006 - Police called, SWAT team ar rives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

++++++++++++ +++++++++ +++++++++ +
Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.

1973 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal. Sits still in class.

2006 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.
&nbs p;
++++++++++++ +++++++++ +++++
Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father's car and his Dad gives him a whipping.

1973 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.

2006 - Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy r emoved to foster care and joins a gang. Billy's sister is told by state psychologist that she remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.

++++++++++++ +++++++++ ++++++++
Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some headache medicine to

school.

1973 - Mark shares headache medicine with Principal out on the smoking dock.

2006 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

++++++++++++ +++++++++ ++++
Scenario: Mary turns up pregnant.

1973 - 5 High School Boys leave town. Mary does her senior year at a special school for expectant mothers.

2006 - Middle School Counselor calls Planned Parenthood, who notifies the ACLU. Mary is driven to the next stat e over and gets an abortion without her parent's consent or knowledge. Mary given condoms and told to be more careful next time.

++++++++++++ +++++++++ +++++
Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.

1973 : Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.

2006 : Pedro's cause is taken up by state democratic party. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he can't speak English.

++++++++++++ +++++++++
Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the 4t h of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.

1973 - Ants die.

2006 - BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

++++++++++++ +++++++++
Scenario: Johnny falls while running during rec ess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary, hugs him to comfort him.

1973 - In a short time Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2006 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

Decked Out

My room is very christmassy right now. I went out and bought some lights and a Candy Cane scented candle. Yummy. I will try to post pics later.

Definition of the Day

luv- unknown
A casual way of saying you really like someone without freaking them out by saying I love you. Commonly used by people early on in relationships, where it is too soon to say I love you.

Luv may develop into love but it is not love.

{Dating for two weeks...Text Message}

Guy: Meet you after work,luv, Bob.

www.urbandictionary.com

Friday, December 08, 2006

Pretty Colors...


A joke from Gabri.


Gabri: What is red and blue and orange and red and yellow and purple and red and lives in a tree?

Me: A bird?

Gabri: *thinks a minute* Yeah, but what color is it?

Umm...tweet?


Because I love Liz and imitation is the greatest form of flattery (or something along those lines) and because I get purty much -zippo- traffic to my site I have joined....BLOGGING CHICKS!! YAY! Big cheer for me!

Definition of the Day

like- verbal punctuation
The way of verbally expressing a comma. Used mostly to introduce a qoute, it is also used randomly by irritating teenagers and people who dropped out of school or have never read a book above the literary standard of Guns 'n' Ammo. It can be exchanged with a number of other phrases, including I was all.

1. To introduce a quote: So I was like, "duuuude" and he was all "baaaabe".
2. Randomly: Like, oh my gosh, that is, like, so wrong.

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Ah...poo....


<------- That right there. That is what I think of the no cancellation and the stupid weatherman who said an inch of snow. The wind chill is 0 degrees. COME ON!! SOME OF US HAVE TO WAIT FOR A BUS IN THIS!!!!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

In Intercessory Prayer

Guess who has their PJ's on inside out and is praying for a snow day? ME!! 1 inch supposed to fall tonight and already some on the ground. PRAY SAINTS, PRAY!!!

The Day at a Glance

*Note: For those of you who dislike or preferred my old layout better, I was trying to make my blog more user-friendly for readers who have more archaic means of internet (i.e. dial-up) and the layout took forever to load.

I had a rather interesting day today. I had my debate for English today and was extremely nervous about it. With good reason. My team lost 19-2. Ouch. Using my definition of the day- we got "pwn'd".

In Study Hall, I realized that the school has decided to install a new system that blocks pretty much everything. Including Blogger. This is not fun. I also decided to do a research project on the Holy Grail, rather than the sequel to Camelot.

This week, I have not gotten to bed before 11:15-11:30. This is making me very tired. I intend on sleeping in the car on the way to Minerva tonight. Anyway, we were taking notes on cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and fermentation, and why this simply fascinates me, as I was taking notes, I managed to drift off for about 30 seconds every 5 minutes or so. It was quite annoying.

In Spanish we watched Shrek.

In World Studies we had a pop quiz.

In Geometry I got the highest grade on the quiz although I was absent yesterday and missed 1/3 of the material for the quiz. It rocked.

Thursday 13 #2

Thirteen Things To Do Before I Die

  1. Go to NYC and Paris
  2. Get my MD
  3. Have 5 kids
  4. Find a cure for cancer
  5. Keep a goldfish alive for 1 month and 1 day
  6. Discover the meaning of life
  7. Learn how to make Baked Alaska
  8. Read my whole Bible in a year
  9. Get my ministerial liscense
  10. Act on Broadway
  11. Go on a Carribean Cruise
  12. Get Married
  13. Finish writing a story

Definition of the Day

PWN (verb) (Pronounced pone)

1. An act of dominating an opponent.

2. Great, ingenious; applied to methods and objects.

Originally dates back to the days of WarCraft, when a map designer mispelled "Own" as "Pwn". What was originally supose to be "player has been owned." was "player has been pwned".

Pwn eventually grew from there and is now used throughout the online world, especially in online games.

1. "I pwn these guys on battlenet"

2. "This strategy pwns!" or "This game pwn."

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YAY!!

I can link to Liz's blog now!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Changes....

Please note the changes to my blog. And leave me a message on the sidebar.......

Brain Lock

This stupid Arthurian project has to be ready on Tuesday and I have brain lock. I am giving serious thought to just doing a poster. Play writing is too hard.

Today is another messed up day. I have to go to the Career Center today so that they can bribe persuade us fairly to come to their school next year. My friend, Jessica, is in Health Technologies, so I signed up for that, so that maybe I will see her and class won't be so boring. Most of my friends last names are in the beginning of the alphabet, so they are going this morning, but mine is at the end, so I don't get to go till later. Bummer.

Definition of the Day

lol- abbreviation
It's original definition was "Laughing out loud" (also written occasionally as "Lots of Laughs"), used as a brief acronym to denote great amusement in chat conversations.

Now, it is overused to the point where nobody laughs out loud when they say it. In fact, they probably don't even give a care about what you just wrote. More accurately, the acronym "lol" should be redefined as "Lack of laughter."

Depending on the chatter, its definition may vary. The list of its meanings includes, but is not limited to:
1) "I have nothing worthwhile to contribute to this conversation."
2) "I'm too lazy to read what you just wrote so I'm typing something useless in hopes that you'll think I'm still paying attention."
3) "Your statement lacks even the vaguest trace of humor but I'll pretend I'm amused."
4) "This is a pointless acronym I'm sticking in my sentence just because it's become so engraved into my mind that when chatting, I MUST use the meaningless sentence-filler 'lol.'"

See: rofl, heh, haha, lolol, and 120 for similarities.

Statement: Sorry if I'm not too cheery, my best friend just died yesterday.
Worthless Reply: lol

Statement: The golden ratio is truely an intersting aspect of not only mathematics, but art as well.
Worthless Reply: lol

Statement: ... And then he says, "Your mom goes to college!"
Worthless Reply: lol

Statement: Hey, are you doing anything tonight? You could come over to my house and play some Unreal Tournie...
Worthless Reply: lol, ok


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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Definition of the Day

babysit, verb
1.to indure massive amounts of painful boredom, while watching an iratating little child for a set amount of time. reward is generally monetary. Pay is great in DE
2. (VERY RARE)to be alowed to participate in the emenslly enjoyable sport of sitting on young children.



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Monday, December 04, 2006

A Full Day

After praying intently last night that the flurries we had, combined with the 19 degree temperatures, would lead to a snow day, only to have my dreams split at the seams, I grudgingly came to school today. I turned in my mungo position paper, thankful to have it out of my life and on to my permenent record forever and continued on with my boring life. In Parenting we had a serious scare. One of the girls in my class apparently told the girl next to her that she felt like she was going to pass out. Her friend told her to tell Mrs.Melick. The girl then fell over off of her chair onto the floor. Her eyes were wide open and she was twitching. We all got sent out of the room and were given strict orders to work on the worksheet we had been doing. Of course, none of us could concentrate, so we all just kind of sat there. Her dad came and is taking her to the doctor and she appeared to be ok, just really tired and shaken up. So now I am sitting here in Study Hall, being bored as ever. Here's the most recent excerpt from my project:

Setting: Local hermitage. Two hours later. A rugged looking gentleman (Hermit 1) is sitting by a fire roasting what appears to be a sewer rat.

Hermit 1: [has French accent] Aha! Magnifique! Sewer rat!
[Hermit 2 enters, carrying what appears to be a club and a cloth bag with the words “Ye Olde Piggly Wiggly” written on it.]
Hermit 2: [has Scottish accent] Aha! Stoatin! Sewer rat!
Hermit 1: [glares at Hermit 2] Now see here, good fellow! This is my sewer rat. I have roasted and salted it to the perfection that is required for French cuisine, so you must just run along.
Hermit 2: Sir, I have not eaten in days! Please give me just a morsel of that magnificent creature!
Hermit 1: [spots a steak, pork roast, and head of lettuce in Hermit 2’s bag] Well, what do you call that?
Hermit 2: Call what?
Hermit 1: That there in your bag,
Hermit 2: [ stares at bag and then throws it behind him] What bag?
Hermit 1: Kind sir, I presume you to be a thief.
[Arthur and Bedivere enter stage left and stare at the confrontation between the two hermits with interest, confusion and disgust.]
Hermit 2: You dare insult me sir?
Hermit 1: That I do.
Hermit 2: Well, then, [raises club and charges] ON GUARD!!!
[Hermit 1 pulls a glistening sword out, presumably out of no where, and chops off Hermit 2’s head. Hermit 2 runs around for a bit without his head and then falls over, twitching.]


It is Monty Python-esque, isn't it?

Next period, I have a lab report to turn in and after school I have an FCCLA meeting. A very full day.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Phenolphthalein by candlelight.....


Well, my parents are always telling me to embrace my inner nerd/geek and I think that that title pretty much fulfilled that need. Next task. Well, I should probably explain my title. (Sorry Sis.Jewel. No wild pursuing male yet. *grin* Sort of.) Anyway, as with much of the city, at around 11:00 on Friday, the electricity in MVHS went out. I was in fourth period Biology doing a lab on the effects of excercise on the human body. There is a guy in my Bio class who has a huge crush on me and therefore just "happened" to volunteer to be my partner on this lab. So he was my test subject and as I was writing down the last number on my data sheet, the power went out.
"All right, Dude! How's that for accuracy?!" He exclaimed and then went in for a high five. I ended up getting punched in the face. Reeeeeeeally didn't help his cause a whole lot.
The school day was pretty much a bust. Mr.Kaufman did make my class take our test, despite the lack of light, but we got out an hour early. It was wonderful.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

If you are having a good day...


For those of you who feel that you are just too darn happy on any given day, this is the book for you. In Parenting today Mrs.Melick started us reading the book, A Child Called "It". It will really put a crapper on your day. The story is an inspirational memoir from a man who was abused as a child by his mother, and when I say abused, that word doesn't even do those acts justice. I sat there in my Parenting class and Study Hall reading this book and just bawling my eyes out. It is such a sad story. As I have said before, I just don't understand what would posess a parent to do stuff like this to their children. It is unimaginable.

Reeeeeeally switching gears, I got my interim report today. I still have my 3.67, which is pretty much awesome.

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things I have Never Done
  1. Kissed someone
  2. Gone Overseas
  3. Finished a story past chapter 6
  4. Taken the SAT/ACT
  5. Worn contacts
  6. Cut my hair
  7. Broken a bone
  8. Gotten a piercing
  9. Read my entire bible
  10. Graduated
  11. Applied to a college
  12. Performed Open Heart Surgery
  13. Kept a goldfish alive for more than 1 month

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Chasing Cars

I absolutely love this song and it has been on 3 stations in a row on XM Online. The video is a little plain, but the song is awesome. It's by Snow Patrol. Unfortunately, Snow Patrol will probably be a case of 1-hit Wonders. Nobody really knows any of their other songs. Sad, isn't it?

Camelot


We are reading the musical "Camelot" in English. It's actually pretty funny. I got the part of Guenevere and we made it to the middle of scene three today. We also got our rubrics for the stupid Arthurian projects. I am writing a sequel to Camelot. Actually a parody. Here's an excerpt-



“Si..Sire?”
“What is it Bedivere? Quit staring at me like I’m the living dead or something!”
“Uh.. Sire?”
“Yes. Yes. What is it, good knight?”
“You are the living dead.”
“I’m what? Nonsense!”
“Sir, Mordred killed you with a mortal blow to the head. Remember?”
“Ah yes, well, I’m not quite dead yet.”
“So I see.”
“What was it you were saying about my kingly brow?”
“Mordred sort of severed it, Sire.”
“How do you figure that?”
“Have a look for yourself”

Bedivere held up a mirror. Arthur looked in. “Well that is a bit of a flesh wound isn’t it? Looks painful.”
“Is it, Sire?”
“I’m not sure. My nerve endings don’t seem to be responding like they used to.”


Yes, yes. It is kind of retarded I realize, but hey, it's the best I could do. Soooooo... tonight I have to go to Wal-Mart with some of the FCCLA members to get fabric for the Christmas Stockings we are making. Sounds fun, right? Today is going to be kind of blah, probably studying in World Studies and Geometry because I have tests in those two classes tomorrow. Not an extreme amount of things going on at the moment. Sort of a boring day really. And week for that matter.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Soup Nazi

Crazy Cat Lady


It is a scary bond that girl best friends have. I learned this at the bus stop today. I got there and had been in a rather foul mood all day for no good reason. I've been on one of my "I'm never going to find a good Christian guy" kicks the past few days and was waiting for the bus feeling sorry for myself when Rachel came up, also in a crabby mood.
"What's your problem?"
"I'm going to be alone forever. You?"
"Same."

Scary, huh? I don't know what the deal is. I am very sick of hearing people tell me "Becky, you don't need a guy."

Noooooo. Really? I thought I was about ready to fall over dead because I don't have one. I know I don't need a guy. But I really want one. When I had never had a guy like me it was cause to pout, but it really never bothered me as much as now. I know what I am missing now. Well, the good stuff I am missing. People tell me, "Now remember how things with you and Jordan turned out. Do you really want to rush into that again?" First off, I get really irritated when they say stuff like that because they don't know anything about the relationship. It was good at first, he was nice, and then when it went into the crapper he just wouldn't go away. From what I have heard, usually once a guy dumps you they leave you alone. If I knew every relationship was going to end up like that then I would swear off guys. However, I see happy people (yes, even in high school) who have been together for extended periods of time and I think it would be nice to have something like that. I know the good stuff that I am missing. I miss the phone calls every Friday night and the letters in the mail every couple of weeks or so and frequent e-mails. I really miss having just a guy to hang out with. I don't really have many guy friends anymore and it would be nice to have someone to talk to whose mood doesn't go up and down once a month (if you know what I mean *grin*) I think I would be happy with even that. Just to have someone of the opposite gender to talk to once in a while. (Don't look at me like that. My best friend was a guy for 7 years. They aren't a completely alien concept to me.)
Then again, maybe my whole perspective of this subject is tainted because of how my only relationship ended and how I have liked the same guy for almost nine years. I really feel .lke I'm pathetic. Either that or I have a sign on my back saying "Only gay or retarded guys need apply". I had a guy in Bio I flirting with me today. Either that or he was drunk. I tend to lean towards the first since he a.)asked if he could work with me on this stupid project. b.) kept leaning towards me during the class. c.)and was making stupid jokes. Clearly signs of flirtation or meth use.

I don't know what is wrong with me (Oh I can see the comments I will get on this statement now) but it really irritates me. I don't want to be a crazy cat lady.

Tralala..


Well, my title is just for lack of a better term. A great lack. It actually comes from the notorious Captain Underpants (pictured left) Unfortunately this great line did not make the top 100 most quoteworthy quotes (has anyone else noticed the great excess of top 100 lists lately?) A few of my favorites on the list-
_"Bam!" (Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril Live")
_"Come on down!" (Johnny Olson, "The Price is Right")
_"D'oh!" (Homer Simpson, "The Simpsons")
_"Good grief" (Charlie Brown, "Peanuts" specials)
_"Holy (whatever), Batman!" (Robin, "Batman")
_"Homey don't play that!" (Homey the Clown, "In Living Color")
_"How you doin'?" (Joey Tribbiani, "Friends")
_"I know nothing!" (Sgt. Schultz, "Hogan's Heroes")
_"Is that your final answer?" (Regis Philbin, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire")
_"No soup for you!" (The Soup Nazi, "Seinfeld")
_"Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?" (Grey Poupon ad)
_"Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" (Arnold Drummond, "Diff'rent Strokes")
_"Yabba dabba do!" (Fred Flintstone, "The Flintstones")
That's my summary. The other ones are just stupid. Here's a few of my own.
_"Tralala!" (Captain Underpants, "The Many Adventures of Captain Underpants")
_"I don't wanna be a pirate!"(Seinfeld, "The Puffy Shirt")
_"Unagi..." (Ross, "Friends")

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Christmassy mood

Found this video on YouTube (did I mention I love this site?) and it is a combination of my two favorite things- Clay and Christmas. Hey, give me credit- I'm not the Clay addict I used to be. I love this song and typed it in and this came up. Could not resist. I love to make my dad groan.



Sooooo....It's kind of late and I am so not ready to go back to school tomorrow. I hate when Vacation is over. It is such a bummer. I get my rough draft back tomorrow. So not ready to go back. Not a whole lot to update on and its not like you guys give me any signs that you read me anyway. *cough*hint*cough* So to torture you guys, here's another Clay Christmas song.


Saturday, November 25, 2006

Check this out

Check out the new link on the sidebar under the "Church" section or click here to see something truly rockin'.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Thanksgivin Part 2

I had an awesome Thanksgiving.For me the holiday actually started on Wednesday, though. My aunt and I had planned on watching girly movies and stuff that night and so after I went to my Aunt Sandy's to help set up for Thanksgiving, we started to head back to the trailer. As we were approaching the road to turn on, Dawn Kramer called. Her youngest foster son had been running a fever of 103 for over 24 hours and she wanted to take him to Children's. But, she didn't want to take him by herself. So, me and Aunt Julie went with her. We got there at around midnight. We waited for him to get into triage and they gave him Motrin and we waited in the waiting room until about 2. We went back to the exam room thinking that the end was near. A nurse came in at about 3:30.At 4 AM the doctor came in to check him out. He said that the baby had and ear infection and upper respitory infection. He perscribed Amoxycillin and fluids and said someone would be in shortly and we could go home. At 4:30 another doctor came in and checked on him and said that we could go home soon. At 5:30 someone brought in our perscription, and we ended up leaving at about 6 AM. At 7 AM we got home and went to sleep until 9:30 when we had to get groceries for dinner.
So all throughout the day I was exhausted. Thanksgiving was awesome and I probably took 2 or 3 short naps through the day. Later on, me and Aunt Julie made up for our movie night. We watched a movie and slept in until 11:30 this morning. It's been a fun time. We're getting ready to Mansfield.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanksgiving

I absolutely love this thanksgiving. As I guy in my Bio I class said, it is a day to celebrate overeating and dysfunctional families. That makes it a true American holiday. I am not going to do the cliche blog post about how nobody is really greatful for what they have or that this Thanksgiving you should consider how lucky you are. I mean, really, shouldn't you do that anyway instead of boxing it all up for one month out of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know that on the "words of wisdom" on announcements here at school that everyone "loves" so much, they have been saying how ungrateful we are all week. But instead, here's a challenge. Listen to those people who say "think of how fortunate you are" but then, after Christmas is over, don't box it up. Keep it. That way, you'll be a lot happier.

And nobody will have to here all of the cliches next year as an added bonus.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Here it is.....

The picture you have all been waiting for. My costume. Or at least the shirt. Aren't I pretty?


Oh, and here is my hat. On Mike's head, but nevertheless. At the moment that I took this picture he was singing that he felt "pretty and witty and straight". Haha.






It's Finished!

My rough draft of my USA PATRIOT Act paper is done! *hallelujah chorus* 6 pages of defense on the stupid act, which is not bad for something I am totally against, and 2 pages of bibliography. Eek. That's terrible. Soooooooooo....anyway.....I don't know what I am going to do with my time now. lol. Went to the doctor today and I am perfectly fine! Woot! So, that's about all that is going on now.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Bad news/Good news

For those of you revolting over my lack of Munchkin costume pictures- take the picketing to my dad. He deleted the pictures without uploading. Oops. Sorry.

Now on a much better note, my aunt and uncle came to church to preach for us. 3 got the Holy Ghost! SWEET! It was amazing. Afterwards we went to Carraba's which I love. I got Chicken Bryan as usual. It was delish. So during dinner my Aunt Julie turns to me and says "Hey Becky, do you remember that I told you I had something for you for your birthday?"
"Yeah." I mean really, am I going to forget potential presents?
"Well technically it is not from me."
"Oh. It's not?"
"No. Before Grandma Ryan passed away she gave me something and asked me to hold on to it and give it to you when you turned 16. I took it to Tupelo with me when I left and got it cleaned and I've held onto it since. I think now is a good time for you to have it."
So, then she handed me a little green box. I opened in it and inside there was another box. Inside of that box was the most beautiful ring I had ever seen. It was my Great-Great Grandma Deiffenderffer's (mouthful isn't it) engagement ring. It is absolutely beautiful. I took pictures but I can't figure out how to upload them, so I will later. I cannot stop looking at it. Later my aunt told me the story about why Grandma hadn't given it to me. When she died I was 10. She wanted me to have it, but thought I was too young. She thought that when I was 16 I would understand and appreciate it a lot more than I would have when I was 10. I think she was right.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Girls Day Out

For about two weeks, Rachel and I have been planning to go downtown and hang out. So, today after school we walked to each other's houses, dropped off our bookbags and went downtown. First stop was Sips, where we always go and hang out. It's a coffee shop on the corner right by the square. Its awesome. We got frappes, me chocolate, her caramel mocha and then continued on our way. We went to Paragraph's which is right next door. She wanted to get a new book and it was too expensive. Next door to Paragraph's is Pink Cupcake Bakery. They have some awesome stuff. We each bought a OSU cookie and a (shocker here) Pink Cupcake. Personally, I think that they put WAAAAAAAAAAYYYY too much icing on them, but for 99 cents who am I to complain. So, now we're just wasting time and go to Aunt Bee's Quilts and More, because we are both knitting addicts. Unfortunately, they had no knitting needles and sent us next door to some knitting store that I don't remember the name of. It was very fun.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Wrap-up

Well, now that I have posted the pictures (at least the ones that Dad uploaded), I suppose I should finish up talking about the play. We got 3 standing O's. We did the play 3 nights. That is pretty good. The theater was packed and as far as I know, the last night there were no mishaps. Awesomized. Afterwards, there was the cast party.

Now, being the resident geek of the school I have never really gotten invited to a party, so this was a really big thing for me. I got there at about 10:45 and begged my mom to let me stay till 1 AM. She said to call at 12:30 and we would talk. So I go in and this house was SWEET! It had high cielings, finished basement, the works. There is food out and the original Wizard of Oz is on and then in the finished basement they were showing the video from dress rehearsal. So the high school cast of 34 is crammed into the Oldham's basement and I was one of the lucky ones that got the couch. There were 4 of us crammed on a 2-3 person couch. It was me, the assistant stage manager, Russel (the tinman), and Bruce (the lion). So, I'm pumped with adrenaline so I don't think I'm tired. At about 11:30 the adrenaline wears off and I find myself nodding off, and realize that I start leaning towards Bruce. So my (as my health teacher called it) "Oh-Crap" reflex kicks in and I think "Ok, any second now, he's gonna turn to me and say 'Dude, personal space.'." So I called home to avoid an awkward situation.

After Dad laughed at me for almost falling asleep at a party, he came and got me. I went home and crashed.

I'm bummed that the play is over. But exhaustion is keeping me sane.

The Grand Finale (An illustrated post)

Some of the Osians
Cast picture during intermission

Russel (Tinman) Meredith (Wicked Witch) Lyndsey (Dorothy) Bruce(Lion) Mark(Scarecrow)
Oops. We forgot Glinda (Liz)


Sally was trying to be scary, even though the we all know that the lullaby league is probably the least scary thing on earth.



Um.....Shayna and Sally being....awkward?



Meredith (Wicked Witch) and Liz (Glinda) with my sister
Mark proving that he does not have a brain (he was the scarecrow)
Our makeup table. So we aren't the neatest people on earth




Bruce being transformed into the lion
Tyler (Wizard of Oz) and Luke (Osian Guard)
Bored before the show. Sarah (the mayor) is making fun of Glynnis (city founder) and Brittany (city founder) for making snowflakes out of pipe cleaners









Monday, November 13, 2006

Oh Happy Day

Today I had to go to the dentist. I was definately expecting a cavity. So I go in and they take the x-rays and clean my teeth with that nasty strawberry toothpaste and some yummy grape flouride. They are sparkly now. So, anyway, after my teeth were sparkly the dentist comes in and says "We have a problem with your x-rays."
I knew it. "I have a cavity, don't I?"
"Actually, no. Your teeth look great."
"Oh."
"Actually, your wisdom teeth are going to need extracted."
"Oh, goody."

I think I would have taken the cavity. Don't know when yet, but 4 of my precious teeth are going to meet Mr. Scalpel sometime soon.

Enter the video that I have embedded. It is a scene from Sister Act 2. Starts out kind of slow, but keep watching. It gets pretty funny.

P.S. About the play. I will post about it later when my dad lets me put up pictures and a video.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

If you're too late I am so sorry...


Well, I got some of the greatest news ever last night. For the first time ever in Mr. Ward and Mrs. Bell's career (those are our directors) MVHS has sold out tickets to last night and tonights shows and people were so desperate to get tickets that we have standing room only for last night and tonight!!!!! It was so awesome. We were cheering and jumping around the green room last night. The reason we had standing room only was that Mrs.Bell filled some mail orders wrong so we had 5 standing last night and I have no idea how many for tonight! I was psyched! It was amazing!


Last nights performance was nothing short of amazing. Our audience was so great and supportive. We actually tested them on this a little bit. During the Munchkinland scene we had a musicals worst nightmare. Dorothy's house fell on 4 Munchkins, myself included. A second grader got hit on the head and my Jitterbug dance partner got the corner jammed into her back. The mayor and I got hit but not very hard. It just kind of landed on us so it didn't really hurt but rather startled us. Luckily, our audience went along with us and laughed, and Dorothy and Glinda recovered wonderfully. The audience moved on and the rest of the play went on smoothly. It was wonderful.


Tonight is the cast party. I have a feeling that there are going to be a few tears from the seniors, as this is there last musical at the school and I am friends with one who is already pretty bummed out. I am still in shock that the show is already on its last night. Bummer.


I will probably blog tomorrow, because the cast party may run a little late.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Opening Night- The inside story

Tonight was probably one of the most fun evenings that I have ever had in my life. Our director said that a normal Thursday night crowd hardly fills up the middle section. Tonight the theater was packed. There were a few mishaps of course. In the Munchkinland scene, I slid on my skirt. In the Jitterbug scene, my dance partner fell into the curtain. It was hilarious. All in all, the performance was great.

OPENING NIGHT!

If you all could see the countdown at this very second you would see that it says that there are a little less than 4 hours left until opening night! YAY!!! I cannot believe how quickly this has gone by. I am a bundle of nerves right now! My Aunt Julie and Uncle Ken are coming to the musical tonight and so is Rachel, who is staying over at my house tonight. Tomorrow, Mistie is coming. And Saturday I have quite a list-

  1. 5- Mom, Dad, Michael, Gabri, and my great grandma got front row seats. On Saturday. I got those for Once Upon a Mattress last year and they are good and very hard to get.
  2. Uncle Mike and Aunt Kim
  3. Aunt Faith and my cousin, Andrew
  4. Grandpa and Bea

Awesome is it not? WISH ME LUCK!




Blonde Joke

A Blonde enters a store that sells curtains. She tells the salesman,
"I would like to buy a pair of pink curtains."
The salesman assures her that they have a large selection of pink
curtains. He shows her several patterns which she considers carefully before selecting a lovely pink floral print.

"What size curtains will you need?" asks the salesman.
"Fifteen inches" replied the Blonde.
"Fifteen inches???" says the startled salesman.
"That sounds very small. What room will these curtains be in?"
"Oh, they're not for a room," says the Blonde. "They are for my computer monitor."
"But Miss," says the surprised salesman, "computers don't need curtains."
"Helllooooooo!" she replies. "I've got Windoooooows!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Make-Up


Well, tonight is the big dress rehearsal. I can't believe how fast everything has gone. When I was auditioning the play seemed so far off. I can't believe how close the play is. Tonight, I have to miss church for obvious reasons, so my grandma is taking me to practice. I am going to beg and plead and cry to see if she will take me to Wal-Mart really quick before practice so I can get more pom-poms. Last night we added make-up to the performance. I have not the slightest idea on how to successfully apply make-up, so I had to ask my friend, Ebony, to help me.


"Ebony, can you help me with this stuff?"

"Um, I guess. Don't you know how?"

"Well, no. I haven't ever wore make up before"

*GASP*

"You've never wore makeup?"

"Nope."

"Brittany, get over here! This girl needs help!"


So Brittany and Ebony proceeded to have way too much fun than I thought necessary with my face. When they were done my layers included-



  1. Liquid Foundation

  2. Powder foundation

  3. Skin colored blush

  4. Pink blush

  5. Flourescent Pink Lipstick

I ran away before they found the eye liner and eye shadow, thank goodness. How do people stand doing that daily?



USA Today names "101 most influential people who have never lived"

1. The Marlboro Man
2. Big Brother
3. King Arthur
4. Santa Claus (St. Nick)
5. Hamlet
6. Dr. Frankenstein's Monster
7. Siegfried
8. Sherlock Holmes
9. Romeo and Juliet
10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
11. Uncle Tom
12. Robin Hood
13. Jim Crow
14. Oedipus
15. Lady Chatterly
16. Ebenezer Scrooge
17. Don Quixote
18. Mickey Mouse
19. The American Cowboy
20. Prince Charming
21. Smokey Bear
22. Robinson Crusoe
23. Apollo and Dionysus
24. Odysseus
25. Nora Helmer
26. Cinderella
27. Shylock
28. Rosie the Riveter
29. Midas
30. Hester Prynne
31. The Little Engine That Could
32. Archie Bunker
33. Dracula
34. Alice in Wonderland
35. Citizen Kane
36. Faust
37. Figaro
38. Godzilla
39. Mary Richards
40. Don Juan
41. Bambi
42. William Tell
43. Barbie
44. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
45. Venus and Cupid
46. Prometheus
47. Pandora
48. G.I. Joe
49. Tarzan
50. Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock
51. James Bond
52. Hansel and Gretel
53. Captain Ahab
54. Richard Blaine
55. The Ugly Duckling
56. Loch Ness Monster (Nessie)
57. Atticus Finch
58. Saint Valentine
59. Helen of Troy
60. Batman
61. Uncle Sam
62. Nancy Drew
63. J.R. Ewing
64. Superman
65. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
66. HAL 9000
67. Kermit the Frog
68. Sam Spade
69. The Pied Piper
70. Peter Pan
71. Hiawatha
72. Othello
73. The Little Tramp
74. King Kong
75. Norman Bates
76. Hercules (Herakles)
77. Dick Tracy
78. Joe Camel
79. The Cat in the Hat
80. Icarus
81. Mammy
82. Sindbad
83. Amos 'n' Andy
84. Buck Rogers
85. Luke Skywalker
86. Perry Mason
87. Dr. Strangelove
88. Pygmalion
89. Madame Butterfly
90. Hans Beckert
91. Dorothy Gale
92. The Wandering Jew
93. The Great Gatsby
94. Buck (Jack London, The Call of the Wild)
95. Willy Loman
96. Betty Boop
97. Ivanhoe
98. Elmer Gantry
99. Lilith
100. John Doe
101. Paul Bunyan

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Costume Follies


Last night was the first rehearsal with costumes. When I went into the mirror room (dressing room) I found the little rack with my name on it. On that rack were two hangers. One had a pink and blue polo shirt, antennaes, and a mask. The other had the most hideous lacy, ruffly, puky green and purple outfit I had seen in my entire life. In short.. I LOVED IT! It also came with a straw hat with a big purple flower poking out of the top of it. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice. So my slippers that I made kind of clashed, but who really cares anyway? Some of the pom-poms fell of and I can only find one of them so I am going to buy some more I think and fix them. So, last night we were just supposed to be getting used to the idea of our costumes and learning how to move in them. Unfortunately, our Jitterbug costumes needed a little fixing. We go out on stage in our costumes and proceed to do our dance. It starts smoothly, but there is one problem. The eyeholes are too small making it very hard for us to see where we are going. In the end, one of the girls was laying on the floor of the hall, crying because someone stepped on her ankle and she could hardly walk on it. So, the prop people made our eyeholes a little bigger. Hopefully tonight will run smoother.
While we're on the subject of costume mishaps, I think the entertainment of the night was what happened to poor Sam Clarvoe. He plays Uncle Henry and an Ozian and when the ordered his Ozian costume there was a problem. Apparently the people at the costume place screwed up and ordered a (drumroll please) dress. I about died. Apparently this is not the first time that Sam's gender has been compromised. In 3rd grade apparently in his yearbook next to the picture was the name Samantha Clarvoe. Poor guy. I am having fun calling him Samantha right now though.

Monday, November 06, 2006

A Brutal Week Ahead!

This week is going to be a long one. Here's my schedule-

Today (Monday)- FCCLA Meeting after school. Go to play practice from 6-10.

Tomorrow (Tuesday)- School until 3. Play practice from 6-10.

Wednesday- DRESS REHEARSAL!!!! 6-10.

Thursday- School. OPENING NIGHT!!!! Probably go in at about 5-6. Play is from 7:30-11ish. Then Rachel is staying over and maybe Mistie.

Friday- SLEEP IN! Parent-teacher conferences, and since I don't need one, I get to sleep in! So then at 5-6 go to the school to get ready for Performance 2 from 7:30 to 11ish. Then staying over at my Grandpa's house.

Saturday- Again, SLEEP IN! Hang out with my grandpa, then at 5-6 go to school to get ready for final performance and then 7:30-11ish hit it one more time. My entire family will be there Saturday! Then cast party from 11ish- Lord knows when.

Sunday- Teaching Sunday School

Monday- Post-Performance evaluation after school (AKA Post performance depression)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Can you do it?

Click on the link below and see if you can find the differences in the two photos. There are two identical pictures that will appear on the screen. Almost 8,000 people were tested to see if they could find the 3 differences in the two pictures and only 19 found all 3. See how observant you are. If you find all 3, you're one of very few people who are able to do this.

Click here

Thursday, November 02, 2006

My day's good deed



Today I did something very out of character. I signed an environmental petition to stop Columbia Gas to stop cutting down trees at Mohican State Park. Columbia has been cutting down part of the forests around the park and because the trees aren't there to support the soil, it has been washing into the rivers and ponds in the park. Now normally, me and my friends would just sit back and laugh. "Haha, look at those tree-huggers." However, when I was in elementary school some of my best memories were at Mohican. When I was in fourth and fifth grade, I was in Challenge, the program for gifted kids. We would go to another school every Thursday and do higher level work (actually, the vocabulary worksheets that we are doing in 10 Honors English now were something we did as a contest every week, I recognize a lot of those packets we get) So, we did a bunch of wierd stuff, like Geology (blech...never again), French (once again.....never again), and reading classic literature, as well as a music and art period (music was blah and art rocked! Mr. Jacklin was awesome!) Sooooo, every year for science we did something environmental and our field trip was to go to Mohican. I loved that place. We would go in the fall and collect leaf prints, rock samples, or identify trees. We also learned a bunch of native stuff. We learned how to make face paint with clay mud and how to build a shelter out of branches and sticks. It was so fun, and I'm not even that outdoorsy. Sooooo, this was my reasoning for signing the petition.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The consequences of green




This is me in my halloween costume, compared to what I was going for. I look like I am in camo. I liked my costume, but it didn't turn out exactly as planned. Allow me to explain my coloring.
Notice that Idina Menzel (shown left, I think) is a nice mint to sea green. I am more of an olive. Now, I did have the perfect coloring. I lost my tube of green war paint and had to mix my own with blue, mustard yellow, and white. I had the perfect shade of green. I was putting it on my face and had it about halfway up when I ran out of perfect shade. Oh joy. Well, I went to mix my paint again and turned out with this color. Not cool. Then there comes the matter of my hat and shirt. Note the olive green on them? Apparently this stuff doesn't dry all that quickly. So, I liked my costume, but don't think that a career in make-up is in my future. Haha.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Rejection

As most of you know I am a very emotional and sensitive person. I hate rejection and hate being hated. I am a big people person. Well, today I logged on to my Xanga account and got a comment from someone from my old church that was, well, it wasn't exactly mean, but it was pretty unnecessary and kind of bothered me. I don't know why, but it seems like I'm not as close to some of my friends from Mount Vernon as I used to be. I had the same best friend from pre-school until June when we left. I haven't talked to her since mid-September. I have been trying to stay friends with those people, but to be honest, I wasn't all that close to some of them to begin with. Even the people I used to be friends with have been losing contact. I heard "I'll call you." or "I will e-mail you" and various related things so many times that it would make your head spin that last Sunday. I don't know that I have ever gotten a call from someone from the youth group. Rejection hurts.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

GASP!

I just realized something. My very first post about spanking was my 300th post! Arrrrrggggh! Usually I have some anniversary post and I forgot. Bummer.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Can you get any lazier?

The following is an IM conversation between me and my dad. Dad is on the couch with his laptop and I am at the desk on the normal computer.

Rebecca says:
Haha I'm IMing from 10 feet away

Donald says:
you lazy ...
Rebecca says:
but it's fun
Rebecca says:
haha
Rebecca says:
+-
Rebecca says:
oops
Donald says:
that's true. should we watch scrubs?
Rebecca says:
yes
Rebecca says:
am i getting up or you
Donald says:
okay, let me see if there is something else compelling on the akimbo
Rebecca says:
lol
Rebecca says:
yes, no need for physical activity if not possible
Donald says:
indeed
Rebecca says:
yes
Rebecca says:
we are pathetic

The Rest of The Day

Well, after my venting this morning, my day did continue. In Biology I, I got the highest grade in my class on my test, a 96 (and I didn't study), and in Spanish, we had a study hall. I felt so bad for Senora Jones today. She lost her son recently and she was having a really rough day and our class was being a bunch of jerks. I felt horrible. In World Studies, we are still talking about economies and stuff. In Geometry, I actually had a bad day. I never have a bad day in Geometry. Well, I got my quiz back and I got a 66%! I couldn't believe it. Did I have an aneurysm? What's the deal? I messed up a few of my formulas and got half of the questions wrong, but my extra credit saved me. Today was also the last day of the 9 weeks. I can't believe that school is already a quarter over. Wow. I did manage to maintain my 3.67 GPA. YAY!!

My mom is out of town for tonight and tomorrow which means that my dad is in charge of us kids. *laughs evil laugh* We ordered pizza and are watching movies. Good times.

Should we picket?

My dad is considering quitting his blog. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! He's not allowed to do that! Is he? I mean, he actually gets comments, lots of comments on his, and he's going to quit? I never get comments *gives cold stare at readers* and I still blog! Not to mention that-

Top Ten Reasons That Dad should keep his blog
  1. His blog is very entertaining
  2. Alot of the hits to my blog come from his blog
  3. People actually read (and care) what he has to say
  4. EC kind of stinks anymore (read his post about quitting to see where that comes into effect)
  5. YouTube will lose a lot of business
  6. So will Flickr
  7. So will half of the evangelists that he puts links to on there
  8. What am I going to read in my spare time in study hall?
  9. He brought people into our church from that blog
  10. Do you really want to throw 2 years of contributions away?

There, Dad! Think about that before you quit!!!!!

What do they have in common?

Anyone?