Monday, October 30, 2006


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


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:
Rebecca says:
Rebecca says:
Donald says:
that's true. should we watch scrubs?
Rebecca says:
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:
Rebecca says:
yes, no need for physical activity if not possible
Donald says:
Rebecca says:
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?


Thursday, October 26, 2006


It's done! The first draft of my report on child abuse is done! *happy dance*

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


One of my very best friends, Erica, is 17 today!! *CHEER*

Here is my celebratory Age Countdown (which I have only used once before)

9 Things About Erica That You Didn't Know

  1. She has been my best friend since we were babies.
  2. She loves Avalon (the music group) and has actually met them.
  3. She is taking Business Technologies right now.
  4. She plays piano and drums
  5. When we were little we both had an obsession with Polly Pockets and Barbies
  6. She, her cousin , Bethany, and I all share an aunt (who is really biologically my aunt julie but when we were little we decided to share her)
  7. She likes Matthew McConaughey
  8. She likes Star Wars and Princess Diaries
  9. She does sign language very well

A geeky dream

Ok, I cannot believe I did this, and in my defense it was 5:30 in the morning and I was insane at that time. You will, however, fall over laughing over this, as I did once I realized the ridiculousness of it.

Last night I had a dream that I was recommending a book to someone. Emma by John Steinbeck.

I then woke up in a cold sweat because I knew that I had given them the wrong information. Emma was written by Jane Austen.

I have no idea how or why that happened. I shame myself.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Going on a Field trip

As I said earlier, I am going to an FCCLA Meeting today. The meetings aren't really like a meeting. In the morning you go to 5 different workshops having to do with the theme, then you go to lunch in the Naz (Mount Vernon Nazerene University) Cafeteria, which is very yummy, then in the afternoon you play some games and then they have this ceremony where they induct new officers. This year the theme is Teen Struggles so some of the workshops have to do with suicide, alcohol and drugs (wow, didn't see that coming), and things like that.
I'm still trying to figure out how you can get to be an officer. Last year there was a ton of excitement in my class because one of the girls in my class got elected president of FCCLA. Well, unfortunately she had a problem with drugs and cutting herself and got the boot, so now another girl from my school is president. So today they are switching officers and Kaylin (the girl who is now president) will give the holy g (no, not grail) gavel to the new president, some girl from Clear Fork (isn't that a funny name?) and she will become public relations director. So that's all for now. I'll post more later.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

So, yeah. One of the worst days I have ever had today. Ok, the assembly at school kind of rocked, but after that it all went down the crapper. I go to history and I had done the wrong worksheet so stupid Kaufman said that I could turn the thing in tomorrow for half credit. Then in geometry, which is usually my favorite class, I got this letter from the Sherriff's office. I was psyched. I turned in my DARE Ambassador application about 2 or 3 weeks ago with a rocking reccomendation from Mrs.Melick. Plus I am in 2 clubs, have a 3.67 GPA at the moment, teach Sunday School, and am in the school musical. You would think that I had that position for DARE in the bag, right? Well, I opened the envelope and it said-

Thank you for your interest in being an Ambassador for the Knox County D.A.R.E. Program. As you may know there were more applications turned in than there were opeings. It was a tough decision on whom to accept. Unfortunately you were not selected at this time.

This in no way reflects on you as a person or as a role model for younger people. Many things were considered, i.e., if two students were close we selected based on grades, activities, and we were looking for students from schools we are in at this time.

As someone who works closesly with the Mount Vernon School System, the quality and quantity of the persons who applied this year was outstanding. It says a lot about you and the Mount Vernon Schools.

Again, thank you for your interest and support of the Knox County D.A.R.E. Program. Please apply again.
Scott Baker
DARE Deputy

I about cried right then and there. Fortunately, I waited till I was on the bus. I don't know why I got turned down. I had all of the stuff they asked for. It makes no sense. It really really stinks.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Plans and other stuff

This week has seemed very long already. It's only Wednesday and I am so ready for the week to be over. Partially because I have a field trip on Friday to the Naz for this FCCLA meeting and then we have lunch at the Naz Cafeteria, which is probably one of the best buffets ever and it is only about $5 for a meal. It's excellent. I have been there twice before. Last year for the FCCLA meeting (I'm a member and it's an annual meeting) and then once when I went to go see Wizard of Oz, when the school did it.

Speaking of that, notice the little countdown thing on this post. I cannot believe that there is that little time left before the play. It's gone by so fast. And I still have so much to learn. Next week is my last week of only having one practice. After that it is everyday for a week except for Friday, and 2 days then 3 performances after that! That's a little frightening.

We added the little kids to the Munchkinland number last week. Mrs.Bell picked 15 kids to be munchkins and 15 kids to be osians, all between 2nd and 8th grade. Our job? To train them. Yippee.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Update on the weekend

As I mentioned, dad and I went to go see Spamalot this weekend. Since he (as far as I know) has not blogged about it, I will. Playhouse Square in Cleveland is absolutely amazing! The theatre we went to was beautiful. There were murals on the walls and huge chandaliers. It was absolutely amazing. The play itself was hilarious. It was short as most musicals go, but probably the funniest that I have gone to. It is "lovingly ripped off" of the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and written by Eric Idle, who also wrote the movie. The finale is one of the coolest (with the exception of Mamma Mia!). they shoot great amounts of silver, white, and gold confetti from lord-knows-where. I actually caught a piece of it. On the way home I remarked to my dad that I couldn't believe that I spent $25 on a t-shirt. He said that yes, I could. And he's right. I'm saving it for Wednesday. Musical Practice. A bunch of theatre geeks. I should sell tickets to that. It would be hilarious.

College Search

After 13 years of just KNOWING that I wanted to be a doctor and having my college picked out and everything, I am starting from scratch and have to look for a college all over again. I think I want to go to school for Visual and Performing Arts, especially theatre and acting, stuff like that. The two schools that I found that I really like are Ohio Northern in Ada, OH (bottom right) and Marywood in Scranton,PA (bottom left). I've been using SparkNotes College Search which is this really cool search engine that lets you search for schools by major,location, difficulty level (admissions), financial level, campus life, and type of school. It's really kinda neat.

Note to my parents (because I will forget and Yahoo! Mail doesn't work at school)

Please remind me about my permission slip for FCS when I get home.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Yet another spanking post

On again with the spanking talk. *sigh* Why can't they just leave that alone? Today in class we got a packet (an article) called (shocker here) "Is Spanking Ever Okay?". We never actually got around to reading the article, but we did have a heated debate about the evils of corporal punishment. During this discussion I discovered something. My teacher is a dorkfish (ask my dad if you don't get that. Long story) She said that spanking a child is the same as calling them an idiot, moron, stupid, etc. How is that? Arrrrrggggggggggggggghhhhhh..... I swear, I could have my parents locked away for life in prison if I went with this logic. Not that I want to....but I could.
On a cheerier subject, my friend Nikki is a complete nut. I mean, just an absolute lunatic. I mean that in a good way, though. You know, thinking happy thoughts and all that. So, anyway we had a 20 minute discussion about Camp Lazlo (see left) today. How crazy is that. Camp Lazlo is probably one of the funniest cartoons ever created. It reminds me of the times when cartoons weren't so crappy. You know back when we weren't worried about kids becoming violent from cartoons and spanking.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Weekend Plans

When I got up this morning, I thought that it was Friday, so I decided to post about weekend plans even if it wasn't. Tomorrow is the Homecoming football game. My team is 1-4. I'm so proud. *rolls eyes* Sooo, I don't know if I'm going to that or not. The Bonfire (AKA. Prep Rally, because of the really bad storm last night) was last night and I skipped that. On Saturday, me and Dad are going to Playhouse Square in Cleveland to see Spamalot. That should be fun.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

What to do instead?

In Parenting today we watched a pleasant little video called- Shaking, Hitting, and Spanking :What to do instead. Basicly this movie told all of us that if we spank our children, we have the self control of an ape and our children will end up as alcoholics in prison. Our teacher asked the question today "Is spanking ever OK and why?" Personally, I think that it's fine. I hated my parents for it when they did it to me, but let's face it. I was (well, am) a little brat who deserved it. These psychologists on the movie were talking about how "Oh, it will ruin the child's self-esteem and will make him feel bad about him self." First of all, according to the high and holy textbook, punishment is supposed to make a child regret the behavior. If we are self concious about hurting their self esteem, and use the examples that they did in the movie, I think that kids have a better chance of becoming brats than if we spank them. For example, in one of the little clips about the evils of punishment, a mother tells her son to come in for dinner (repeatedly) and finally he says, "No, I'm playing. You can't make me." And the mother tells him that if he doesn't come in this instant, then he will never see his bike again. According to the video, the mother should be more tolerent, and give him "transition time" and allow him 5-10 minutes more to play on his bike. Or she should use a sense of humor. But she should never take his bike away. And if she does, then she should praise everything that he does right. Ok, even as a child I find this ridiculous. I know that if I were to tell my mother "NO" (as I have before, no amens please) then she would (and does) smack my mouth and I would find myself, as usual, grounded. A.) My mother would not give me 5-10 minutes and B.) she would not have a sense of humor. Why is it that now everything that parents say is optional, even in the eyes of other adults? What ever happened to "my way or the highway"? Parenting is giving me a bad attitude.

I wonder what my attitude is going to be like when I actually have kids?

Yahoo! Reports Most Sought After Halloween Candy?

Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this list?

  1. Jelly Belly
  2. Snickers
  3. Skittles
  4. M&M's
  5. Lollipops
  6. Mars Bar
  7. Starburst
  8. Tootsie Roll
  9. Hershey's Chocolate Bar
  10. Jolly Rancher
  11. Hershey's Kisses
  12. Gummi Bears
  13. Life Savers
  14. Salt Water Taffy
  15. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  16. Candy Canes
  17. Nestle Crunch
  18. Kit Kat
  19. Butterfingers
  20. Twix

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

October 10

Today when I got up and got on the computer I saw the date. October 10. My Grandma Ryan would have been 63 today. So I'm thinking "Boy this day is going to stink." And guess what? On the bus cell phone fell out of my bookbag. IT'S AN OMEN PEOPLE!! So, anyway, I'm thinking, "Well, my day is off to a wonderous start.", and then I walk into English. Justin has declared it "National Eat a Cookie in Mrs. Crouch's 1st period Honors English 10 Day" (and yes he really wrote that on the board....all of it) and he made snickerdoodles. No, let me rephrase that. He made the greatest snickerdoodles that have ever graced the planet. They were sooooooooooo good. So, then we had to go to this presentation for the KCCC (Knox County Career Center) so we could hear about all of the programs that they have for juniors and seniors and sign up for the tour we have to go to on December 6. I signed up to visit Health Tech, Business Tech, and Cosmetology. What? I needed a third! I am so bummed that they got rid of the tourism and marketing class. I would have picked that! So then was Parenting. Boring as usual, but I do have a 96% in that class, so I put up with it.

Yesterday in Bio I, we got our tests back. I got the highest grade in the class- an 89%. The class average was somewhere in the 70's. Speaking of test grades, I have yet another reason why I am a freak. I got my Geometry quiz back yesterday too. I got a 100%. It's good to be good! lol.

Tonight we're going to the library for my siblings to go to Storytime. I am probably going to actually tag along this time so I can get some CD's to download onto my iPod. I love that thing. Aaron now hates me as well, apparently. He has the original black Nano. I have a pink metallic Nano. These, which I learned from the iTunes, is the Remastered iPod Nano, which is about 60 bucks more and much more sought after. Did I mention I love my uncle? So anyway, Aaron called me a loser. I'm ok with that, strangely.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Research Update

At the moment I have decided to keep going with the child abuse project, but I have also made another decision. I don't think that I'm going to go into the medical field. Just reading about these kids makes me depressed so I don't think that the medical profession is a wise choice. I think that it would be devestating.

So, today I have been flaunting my new iPod (squeals with joy...then notices people staring at her strangely, coughs and moves on) ahem.....anyway, flaunting my new beautiful 4 GB piece of joy. Rachel says that she hates me for it. She'll get over it.

I had to make up a test today for English 10 Honors. It was easy. Except for that I forgot that I had told my history teacher that I would make up my history test today. Oops. He just gave me a look, rolled his eyes, and said "Whatever......*sigh*, I guess you'll have to take it tomorrow." So, let's hope I won't forget, because if it happens again I think I may be experiencing the French Revolution in real life rather than on a ScanTron paper.

What else? Today I have........*think, think*...a sub in Bio I because Mrs. Steen is taking a field trip to the Wilds. Oh! That gives me a rant! A money rant! Those are always fun! Anyway, there's this field trip to this place called "The Wilds" in Zanesville. It's this old restored strip mine and pretty much it is a tree-hugger's dream come true. It is supposed to be a pretty cool place, and any field trip that gives you 2 days of excused absences has my stamp of approval. Here's the catch. It's $76! And you have to work! What's up with that? I went to DC for $75 and didn't do strenuous activity like moving rocks or anything.

So anyway, probably should end this post now

Sunday, October 08, 2006

I love my Uncle Peter....

Shown left is my new birthday present, a 4 GB pink iPod nano. It rocks. I love my Uncle Peter...

Friday, October 06, 2006

Conversations with Uncle Mike

I talked to my Uncle Mike last night. I don't get to talk to him much anymore but he sent me $50 for my birthday and I hadn't told him about my 3.67 GPA yet so I called him last night. We discuss a wide variety of things.

My grades- He was very happy with my grades but (as most people do) was curious to why I had a higher grade in a foreign language than my own

My love life-
UM-So any new guys in your life?
Me- New guys?
UM- yes. Any other guys that you Looooooooooooooooooooooove.
Me- Haha. That's funny uncle mike. New guys? I'm still trying to get rid of the first one.
UM- Are you?
Me- Yeah. You know those zits that get stuck in your nose that you just can't get to go away? That's what he's like.

On my birthday present-

UM- So what are you going to spend your dough on?
Me- Have you seen those Chocolate Cell Phones?
UM- Yeah
Me- Well, there you go.
UM- What's wrong with your phone.
Me- It rarely dials or takes calls anymore.
UM- Well, that's a good reason I guess.

Research again

I'm doing a project for Parenting class. Actually, for the first time, I think I may actually ask to switch topics. My topic is on Child Abuse and I really never expected it to be as intense as it is. I think I have probably started crying at least 3 times when reading all of this stuff. I mean, I knew that it was a problem, but I didn't realize how serious it has gotten. The one thing I read that just killed me was that 4 children per day die as a result of child abuse. 87% are under 8, 79% are under 4, and 44% are under 1. I don't understand how a parent could do that to their child. Especially one so helpless and defenseless as a 1-4 year old. That's insane. It's awful. I really think that I may quit this project.

Prenatal nutrition looks really good right about now.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

My life as a Comic Strip

My friends, Shell and Deana, and I have a very wierd relationship. We often 3 way call each other and have very strange conversations. Our latest wierd conversation has been taking place on Deana's EveryonesConnected page ( I deleted Shell and Deana's last names, and j.p. stands for just playing)-

Shell says:el chico es MUY guapo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! el chico de Nathanael es muy i had to throw that one "i cnanot be related to my own husband!"

Rebecca Ryan says
ummmmm.....Deana, ur spanish needs some The second sentence translates "the boy of Nathanael is very handsome" leave the "de" out and ur fine. lol

Rebecca Ryan says
oops, sorry Deana, I thought it was you who wrote it. lol. Substitute Shell for Deana in the last comment. lol

Shell says
lol. thanks becky.. but hey i got the point thats a bug jump for me!! lol.

Rebecca Ryan says
¿sí, conjeturo que usted no puede discutir con esa lógica, puede usted? lol

Deana says
Oh Lord Help me! Yo no Hablo español!!!!!

Rebecca Ryan says
It's ok Deana, neither does Shell apparently. lol. Just kidding. you know we love ya shell! lol

Shell says
lol. i would hope so!! lol. so i stink at spanish! get used to it! lol. j.p. love u guys too!!

Rebecca Ryan says
Well, Shell, you are well on your way..the first step of improvement is admitting that you have a problem....or is that drug rehab? I always get those two mixed up. lol

Shell says
pretty sure its rehab.. where i need to j.p.

Rebecca Ryan says
lol...Shell, is there something you would like to share with the class? lol

Shell says
lol. well maybe see i have this thing with night Quil...... lol. JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol.

Rebecca Ryan says
I thought that *I* was the only NightQuil Junkie!!! *sniffle* it's good to know i am not alone. lol.

Shell says
lol. we can go to Night Quil NQA lol.

Rebecca Ryan says
"Hello, My name is Becky and I am a Quilaholic." lol

So anyway, this conversation has been going on for about a month and it just gets crazier and crazier. So I was telling one of my friends at school, who draws comics as a hobby and is very good at it, and she told me that if I could give her the script of the conversation (which made her crack up) then she would make it into a comic strip for me. She said she should have it tomorrow. That should be funny.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Celebs and Me

"Work on your cardio"

I had rehearsal for "OZ" today. We learned the choreography for "Munchkinland Musical Medley" and "Jitterbug". Munchkinland is difficult because it's confusing and I'm in a group with two freshman who like to giggle a lot. Otherwise it's fun. Now Jitterbug is a BLAST! I love it. You have to have the lung capacity of Lance Armstrong to do it but it is so fun. Mix of Charlestons, (as i call them) smackfoot-twists, knee bends, kicks, and all that good stuff. Plus we have to sing. I am going to lose 20 pounds with this musical, I swear. I have some postcards to send out to preorder tickets. If you are interested, e-mail me with your address and I will send you one. I promise I will (try) not to use it to stalk you.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Pretty Pictures at Martini's

I drew these on the (paper covered) table at Martini's on Friday when we went there for lunch. Aren't they beautiful?

Monday, October 02, 2006

Happy Birthday to..........ME!!!

I am the big 1-6 today!!!!!!