Thursday, November 30, 2006
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.
- Kissed someone
- Gone Overseas
- Finished a story past chapter 6
- Taken the SAT/ACT
- Worn contacts
- Cut my hair
- Broken a bone
- Gotten a piercing
- Read my entire bible
- Applied to a college
- Performed Open Heart Surgery
- Kept a goldfish alive for more than 1 month
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
“What is it Bedivere? Quit staring at me like I’m the living dead or something!”
“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.”
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
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?"
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.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
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
Friday, November 24, 2006
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
And nobody will have to here all of the cliches next year as an added bonus.
Monday, November 20, 2006
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.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
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
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
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.
Oops. We forgot Glinda (Liz)
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
I knew it. "I have a cavity, don't I?"
"Actually, no. Your teeth look great."
"Actually, your wisdom teeth are going to need extracted."
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
Thursday, November 09, 2006
- 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.
- Uncle Mike and Aunt Kim
- Aunt Faith and my cousin, Andrew
- Grandpa and Bea
Awesome is it not? WISH ME LUCK!
"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
- Liquid Foundation
- Powder foundation
- Skin colored blush
- Pink blush
- Flourescent Pink Lipstick
I ran away before they found the eye liner and eye shadow, thank goodness. How do people stand doing that daily?
2. Big Brother
3. King Arthur
4. Santa Claus (St. Nick)
6. Dr. Frankenstein's Monster
8. Sherlock Holmes
9. Romeo and Juliet
10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
11. Uncle Tom
12. Robin Hood
13. Jim Crow
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
25. Nora Helmer
28. Rosie the Riveter
30. Hester Prynne
31. The Little Engine That Could
32. Archie Bunker
34. Alice in Wonderland
35. Citizen Kane
39. Mary Richards
40. Don Juan
42. William Tell
44. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
45. Venus and Cupid
48. G.I. Joe
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
61. Uncle Sam
62. Nancy Drew
63. J.R. Ewing
65. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
66. HAL 9000
67. Kermit the Frog
68. Sam Spade
69. The Pied Piper
70. Peter Pan
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
83. Amos 'n' Andy
84. Buck Rogers
85. Luke Skywalker
86. Perry Mason
87. Dr. Strangelove
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
98. Elmer Gantry
100. John Doe
101. Paul Bunyan
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
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
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.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
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.