Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I Moved

Let the rejoicing begin. I got so many complaints of my slow loading blog that I finally moved.

Go to-

And enjoy the immediate loading, rather than the 5 hour wait.

See you there!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Coffee Problems

This video reminds me of me. I made some coffee this morning, like I do every school morning, and got in the fridge for some vanilla cream to put in my coffee and there was none! I about cried. My french vanilla cappuccino powder was hardened into a big lump, and so I dumped the excess that was not lumpy and dumped it into my coffee cup. There wasn't much of this. So I drank my coffee closer to black than I ever really cared to.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

My Weekend in Videos

From the parade on Saturday-

From this afternoon at Toxic Smell....err...Taco Bell-

Friday, November 23, 2007


Lookie, lookie!!!!

Yes, bloggy friends! That IS an envelope containing a packet of information about MIT addressed to me!!!!! IT IS ! IT IS!!


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving on Mom's Side

Every year, we alternate whose side of the family we go to Thanksgiving at. This year, it was on my mom's side, which is held at my Aunt Penny's house in Grove City. Now, the last time that we were going to do Thanksgiving at Aunt Penny's, a big snowstorm hit and we couldn't make it in. We then had Thanksgiving dinner at Ryan's Steakhouse. Not good times.

Now, my great-grandma has 4 daughters. My Aunt Linda is the oldest, then my grandma, then my Aunt Penny, then my Aunt Brenda, who I've seen probably 10 times in my whole life. Each of them have at least 2 kids (Aunt Brenda's don't come to Thanksgiving) so that's like, 8, I think, branches on the family tree. About half of them don't have kids, but still, in that whole mixture of people you have me and my brother and sister, my cousins, Micah and Andrew, my mom's cousin's four kids, Bradley, Brandon, Heather, and Hannah, her cousin, Kim's, foster daughter, and probably some more that I can't remember. My Aunt Hope and Uncle Peter didn't show up, and neither did Laurie, my Aunt Penny's daughter. Plus, my great grandparents, the multiple cousin's husbands (I say husbands because there are pretty much zippo males on this side of the family). It was a full house.

I am 17. Yet, I had 3, yes THREE, relatives pose the following question to me.

"So, Becky, are you seeing anyone?"

I must resist the urge to laugh.

"Me? See someone? Obviously you are not frequent subscribers to the oh-so-famous 'What The Muffin?'. I haven't been on a pseudo-date in 2 1/2 years. Are you joking? I will probably not have interaction with someone with a Y chromosome until I'm 87!"

Instead I said,

"No, I'm working on that, Great-Grandma/Aunt Linda/Aunt Penny."

Aunt Penny then asks me- "Are you interested in anyone?"

I resist the urge to say-

"Whoa, baby, am I interested in someone!"

And instead engage in a delightful conversation with multiple metaphors alluding to various candies. It went something like this.

"Yes, but to be honest, I'm not sure that I want to be in a relationship with him right now at the moment [speaking truthfully, let me continue] because teenage guys seem to go through girlfriends like candy. I think I'd rather be an Everlasting Gobstopper than a Now and Later."

That was quite good if I do say so myself.

My great-grandma has always seemed to believe that I was in middle school for some reason. I don't know why. Apparently I've grown greatly in the past 2 years.

"Becky, are you a senior?"

No, unfortunately.

And God bless my Aunt Penny for realizing the greatest thing ever. The second I walked in-

"Becky, you look so beautiful! You've lost weight, haven't you?"
"15 pounds, thanks!"
"Wow, I'm so proud of you! You can really tell!"
"No, you can really tell! You are so beautiful and I'm not just saying that because I'm your aunt!"

I love Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

It's that time of year again...

My Christmas music is on and the lights are going up!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Even more potential?

So, yesterday, I got my ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) scores back, which are rated out 99. I had a 93! Which placed me as the second highest scoring individual in the junior class, and the highest scoring girl in the junior class. The guy who beat me had a 98, because he also smoked the skilled labor areas of the test. My highest skilled labor score was Auto and Shop (?), from which the following conversation took place-

ASVAB Lady- You must spend a lot of time with cars!
Me- Never touched one in my life.
ASVAB Lady- So, your dad must do a lot with cars.
Me- We don't let my dad operate power tools.
ASVAB Lady- Because he uses them so much?
Me- No, we're afraid he'll injure himself or others.

She then told me that I was probably just predisposed to it. I doubt that. I think my friends Eenie, Meenie, Miney, and Mo helped me out a little.

So then we filled out this interest thing and with my scores and the interest inventory, one of the first things that came up was "Missing Persons Investigation". The lady asked me where I was looking at school at and I told her about Marymount in Arlington and she asked me "the" question.

"Have you ever heard of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service?"

At this point it's all I can do to not crack up.

"Are you interested in this sort of thing?" She asks.

"Ma'am, my guinea pig is named Probie Jethro DiNozzo."

"Oh. So there's quite a bit of interest there!"

She tells me that with a score of 93, I can have pretty much any job I want and make a boatload of money starting out. And the NCIS doesn't require you to enlist in the actual military.

Yeah. I'll force myself to look into that.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Hypocrisy, thou art rather Muffin-like

One of my friends has an issue. She likes this guy and can't/won't tell him about it. Because, apparently he likes this really smart, thin, pretty girl at our school and she doesn't want to be rejected. And so she talks to me. And we whine together. So today, in a burst of thoughtlessness, I burst out-

"For the love of cheese, woman, grow a vertebral column, tell him, and quit whining to me!"

She gave me "the look".

And I shut up.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tests! So many tests! Also, Some other stuff...

I have not blogged and will not blog much over the next week or so because:

Monday- Had an anatomy quiz. Along with the rest of the class, I failed this.

Tuesday- Had a KAP discussion and an OPEN BOOK Algebra quiz. Do any of you doubt my algebraic inaptness? I got a 6/9 on the OPEN BOOK QUIZ!! Blech.

Wednesday- Spanish vocab quiz

Today- Retake the afore mentioned anatomy quiz in 8th period. Just took a computer programming test.

Tomorrow- Algebra test. Which I maybe will do well on. Had a study period today and inapt teacher explained stuff. Sort of. I need prayer. Also, a KAP quiz. I never do well on those. Essay tests are the only reason I have a B. Which is nothing to sneeze at, of course.

Saturday- Babysitting.

Sunday- I don't get to teach my class because of the Rowlands being at our church.

Next wednesday- Skeleton Test

Tuesday after that- Skeleton lab practical test.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Things that are awesome.

This weekend was a blast. Besides spending the weekend at a waterpark and then at my aunt's, several events occurred, making me want to shriek with glee.

Wow, that was a cheezy opening. Oh well. Deal with it.

Anyway, yesterday I came home from my aunt's and upon entering my room, found a Dell Inspiron Laptop. This made me, being the Probie that I am, nearly weep with joy. (I'm exaggerating here. I'm not that nerdy) I finally have my own computer. Praise his name. I moled myself in my room most of the afternoon having way too much fun with the wallpaper and screensaver (which are NCIS and My Pictures, respectively) Then I went to church and practiced for our amazing drama that we did last night.

I was a nervous wreck. Remember that video I posted a while back? Called "Everything"? We did that last night with some editing. I'm waiting for someone to perhaps send me a copy of it to post here, because the response we got was amazing. Despite the huge bruise on my leg where I landed on someones foot, and the one on my arm from getting tossed around, nobody(I think) was injured. My Sunday School kids and the little kids at church, however, thought otherwise.

Jennifer- "Becky! Why were they doing that to you? Are you ok?"

Tonya- "Becky! Why they did that to you?"

My cousin, Hannah, was especially concerned for my well-being.

Hannah- Becky, are you ok?

Me- Yes, Hannah. I'm fine.

Hannah- Those mean people with the mask-iz, they were hurting you and they were really scary.

Me-Awww, Hannah. I'm sorry. We didn't mean to scare you.

Hannah- It's ok. I know you didn't mean to scare me. But those people with the mask-iz were really mean and hurt you.

Me- They were pretending, it's ok. They didn't really hurt me.

Hannah- Oh, ok.

She gave me a hug and went along on her merry way.

Her sister, Josey, however, felt the need to do something about my offenders.

Josey (to my Grandma)- *huff* You know, it's not nice for you to throw your OWN granddaughter on the floor.

Apparently, they all felt bad for me.

So, I have a large bruise on my arm, one on my leg, and I pulled something in the other leg. Sin hurts.

Even if you're just acting it out.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Weird Dream....

So, I'm in this forensics lab, and I'm apparently some version of an Abby. And then, Gibbs walks in.

Back up, for those of you who live sad lives in which NCIS is not involved (I pity you, by the way. Yes, Carolyn. I'm talking to you.) Gibbs kind of, sort of died on NCIS Tuesday. Which made me scream "NO WAY!!!" And go through the stages of grief. Mostly denial. And eating of ice cream. Here's the thing. I only watched the first 3 minutes (thanks to my mean, mean mommy) where DiNozzo (unsuccessfully) tried to resuscitate Gibbs.

Now, Dawn and I were in a discussion on the way to Fort Rapids last night over who would win in a fight between Gibbs and Jack Bauer. We at first said Jack Bauer, but then decided that Gibbs would outwit him and Ziva would probably come and blow up Jack Bauer. Sorry, 24 fans. I know I will get cyber-tomatoes thrown at me. Oh well. Gibbs is just that smart. And his head-slapping powers are unmatched.

Anyway, so Gibbs cannot die! Will not die! So, I call my friend, Brittany, who is just as obsessed with NCIS as I am and had seen up to the lack-o-resuscitation and nothing else and was also in mourning. I asked her to finish the episode for me due to my lack-0-internet and call me back. So me and Dawn pace and wait for the phone call to hear if Gibbs is among the living. And he was. I knew it.

So back to my dream.

I see Gibbs and go up and hug him (all Abby-style and stuff) and say, "Hey, Gibbs? Weren't you dead?"

"Finish the episode. Did you really think I would die in a submerged car? That's just not cool enough."

Well, duh. The guy survived a terrorist explosion.

I'm off to watch this episode now.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

First words to Dad this morning-

(Pointing to my arm) "Is this MRSA?"

"No. You're an idiot."

"What is it?"

"I don't know! Not MRSA?"

Well, put that on my headstone when the staph gets me, Dad. Sheesh.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Short, yet long week

I only have a 3 day week this week. I was sick on Monday and Parent-Teacher Conferences are on Friday, so Woohoo! it's sort of, kind of Thursday. Unfortunately, it seems like I actually have been in school 4 days already even though it's only been 1 1/2. Bleh.

Right now, I'm uploading my fact sheets on two protestant groups onto Gaggle, which will, before Monday, become papers. I'm doing the UPCI and Jehovah's Witnesses. That is a serious comparison. So, Gaggle has already taken 5 minutes and has only half uploaded one of my papers, so I'm just sitting here, being bored as snot. *yawn*

So, actually, yesterday wasn't all that bad. In comparative religion, I got to pretty much sit and have a Bible study with my friend who is a Catholic. She's doing her project on the UPCI, too, and didn't understand a whole lot of what she was reading on the website. So, I got my Bible out of my bookbag and sat down and explained the Oneness and how we don't believe in infant baptism and all that good stuff. She seemed pretty interested. We'll see how that turns out. Also, at lunch, my friend, who is a Christian, and her two atheist friends were in the lunchline debating. Clint, her one friend was talking about how God can't be real and the religion is the source of all of the world's problems. Nikki needed someone to back her up and asked me. So once again, we pulled out the Bibles (by the way, this was the scariest table I have EVER sat at in my life. Drug dealers/addicts galore and more language than in a Jerry Springer episode. Without the bleeps.) and talked to them. Clint wouldn't listen to a word we had to say, but by the end of the period, Izzy, who's known me since third grade, says,"You know. You guys know what you're talking about. I think some of this may make sense." Pray for that situation,too.

I'm singing at church tonight, which may be a disaster because my voice is still a little froggy from my cold. Not too bad, like, I can sing sometimes, but the frogs are close enough together for me to be concerned.

Also, we have mice in the walls of the English/Spanish classroom. I can hear them scurrying and squeaking and have for the past 2 weeks. Today this wasn't helped much by the fact that I watched last week's NCIS last night (which was creepy and about rats) and had nightmares about rats last night.


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

My Issues- Revisited

I'm apparently transparent as a piece of one-ply toilet paper when it comes to the guy that I like, whose code name is Smitty Wethermenjensen. Don't ask why. It's a long story. Anyway, I have been ridiculously careful with who I've told about this Smitty. And yet, 3 stinking people have discovered all by their lonesomes who he is.

Did I ever tell you why 9YG stopped talking to me when we were 11? Because someone who wasn't supposed to found out, told him, and things got all awkward and we weren't friends anymore. I really cannot stand having that happen all over again.

What I would also like to know is how these people found out! I haven't said or done anything to allude to him in any way, shape, or form. So why is it that within a 2 week period, 3 people can come up to me and say, "So...Smitty, eh?"

My mom is always telling me she can make a soap opera out of my life. I think mine may be to twisted and dramatic to put on TV.

See, Dawn and Brittany? I'm not Probie!

On Friday night, Brittany and Dawn swore up and down that I was Probie. But apparently, no. So there.

For those of you sad people who don't watch NCIS, move along to a different post.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

One of those days....

Did you ever have one of those days where if anybody says or does anything, not even anything remotely annoying, you want to haul off and punch them, all while screaming, "Dear lord almighty, please DO shut up!"

It is not a fun feeling.

Yet that is me today. I wanted to deck several people before school today. I was sitting, reading my book, really, really tired and just in a bad mood, and of course, on this day, everyone needs to tell me something.

And so then, in Visual Basic, I felt like pulling my hair out because I couldn't find stuff in the dumb book.

Plus, shocker here, I'm SO COMPLETELY lost in Algebra.

I'm just having a really bad day. Really, really, really bad.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Good, Bad- Extended, but not quite whole version

Good- I got an A on the KAP History Essay test with a nice note on the back from my teacher about how great it was and how much I was improving.

Bad- English teacher still hasn't fixed my grade and was unaware that she had placed a "0" instead of "excused/absent" in the online gradebook. She can be a littley spacy sometimes, but that's why we love her.

Good- Physiology teacher pushed back test on Integumentary system until tomorrow, which I know already because I checked the week's schedule this morning. Go me.

Bad- The one case of MRSA that my school said they had "under control" and that they had "taken proper precautions for prevention and isolation" and that we "shouldn't panic", well, we now have SEVEN cases reported for MVHS. And do they evacuate us? No. Stupid school system.

Good- My weekend rocked (details to follow later)

Bad- I had to go back to school today and couldn't sleep last night so it was a real chore to stay awake during Comparative Religion first period.

Good, Bad (The Short Version)

Good- I now have a B in my KAP class, which means a 4.0 for that class (it's weighted). Also, mostly B's except for Algebra, which Mr.Wilbur did raise to a D, and English, which Mrs.Dailey hasn't fixed yet. Also I have an A in comparative religion.

Bad- My Algebra grade. Also, the fact that my little counter on my sidebar has said that my blog views have plummeted. You all are obviously sick of me or something. Good for you.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Amazing video on how God views us!

A calmer post....

Ok, now that I am several hours away from the whole algebra situation, and currently waiting for book club to start, I can calm down and maybe post something a little calmer? Perhaps?

Like how this weekend is going to be quite fun. We're (referring to my family and I) going to the Redmond's tomorrow, and I am going to teach Alison how to knit. That should be quite fun. And hopefully there will be no eyes lost from the knitting needles. I don't know why I just said that. Probably having to do with me coming to school on death's door. And then on Saturday, I am just a glutton for punishment. I'm going to the corn maze, then out to eat with the youth group, and THEN Ratchol and I are going to Dawn's for Jennifer's birthday party. We have sworn to bring Pixy Stix (AKA PURE SUGAR) so that Dawn just may hate us. Or that we can actually stay up. One of the two.

On Sunday, Krishana and Sis.Weber are going to be gone, thus leaving the Sunday School in the hands of two teenagers (I'm 17, and so is Michael, the other teacher). And perhaps a helper. Dear Lord help us all. Then, that afternoon, I am going to a memorial service for Tiffany at OSU.

So, anyway. Book Club is starting at the moment, so my nerdiness beckons.

Why I Hate Algebra.....

I hate Algebra 2. Because my teacher is dumb. Which makes my aptitude for math sink like the Titanic. This is not fun.

So anyway, I've been playing testing ping-pong with him all week. I failed an algebra test and he lets us make them up if we fail them. Which is nice of him. Except for this week.

Soooo....I scheduled a time to retake this wonderful test. His protocol is that you have to take one day to go over the material that you completely messed up, and then retake the test. I was supposed to review the material yesterday and then take the test tomorrow. I go in yesterday and he says, "Oh yeah, I know I told you that you could review today, but I have a staff meeting that I forgot about."

Ok, I can deal with that. I'll go to book club late tomorrow, I tell him, and make plans, tell the librarian that I'll be late, and go along on my merry way.

So, today, in class, I had noticed a grading error on my test which brought my grade up from a F to an D. Which means that Hallelujah I won't fail this quarter, probably. And so he corrects the grade and says, "Oh wait, you're retaking chapter 3?"


"Not chapter 2?"

"No. That's the one I made up last week."

"Oh, well, I'm not sure that you can retake that test, because I don't have one made up."

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! I told him that this was the test I was retaking! I specifically asked "Am I allowed to make up that test?". And the answer was yes.

And now it's no.

And I may pull my hair out.

Also, may I add that this teacher was my teacher for Algebra 1, as well. And he wants to know why I don't have a good algebraic foundation. gave it to me! Also, he hassled me once again about my lack of graphics calculator. Which is in the mail. Which I've told him no less than thrice this week.

I'm sooo not taking math next year.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

For you internet shoppers...


I influenced someone to become a blogger!

Go me!

Quick Update

Yeah, I know. I haven't blogged like a good girl with news and significant tidbits. I've been busy. I've had about 4 projects, an essay test, a lab practical exam, a bunch of quizzes, 2 algebra tests, and on Friday, I have my mid-term for computer programming. Does it sound like I have time to update?

Actually, I did and was just slacking, because after you live the stress. You don't really want to relive it in a blog post. Or something. Maybe I'm just lazy. That's probably it.

So, anyway, the end of the quarter is this Friday (thus, the midterm) I think I'm doing good, except for in Algebra. We won't talk about algebra on this blog.

Also, before I log off (bell just rang for lunch), I would like to ask you all to pray for my spanish teacher from last year, Senora Jones, and her family. Her son and his wife are expecting a baby in a few months and live in southern California where the wildfires have been going on. She got a call at about 3 AM yesterday saying that the house had been destroyed with everything in it. They have nothing left except for their dogs. Please remember them in prayer and ask others to pray.

Monday, October 22, 2007

In Rememberance

Today, friends, we say goodbye to a beloved and helpful friend. Because of the man bringing us down, we have lost a useful asset and great contributor to society as a whole. was shut down on Friday, October 19th by the British Government. This is a tragic affair.

Tv-links provided us with endless hours of entertainment. They brought us laughter through Scrubs, Whose Line Is It Anyway, and The Holiday. They brought us endless hours of joy through such shows as NCIS, Grey's Anatomy, and Private Practice.

May we have a moment of silence to remember how helpful this site was.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled blogging.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Look What I Did At School Today....

With my mad computer programming skills....

Monday, October 15, 2007

Open Gym

I had two of my best friends at open gym tonight, one of whom is not in church. It was pretty much a blast.

We were bored and were talking about the major "phone events" in life. The events that you have to call your friends and say "Hey, guess what?!"

So, I have four best friends. And 4 big events. My first date, first kiss, engagement, and my first kid. So I was bored and asked Erica, "Ok, which one do you want?"

"Which what?"

"Phone event."

"First kiss. Duh."

So then, I actually had to call Mistie. (This is how bored I was.) I actually call a friend and ask which phone event she wants. She wanted engagement. So now, I have to call Deana, because Rachel looked at me like I was a moron and said "Yeah, right, whatever."

So, this week is going to turn out to be another just great one. Without the wonderful weekend following it. I have to finish a Histology powerpoint for Anatomy, work on a powerpoint for Algebra, make up an Algebra test that I failed, work on an English speech, AND get ready for the District Convention for FCCLA on Friday! ARGH!

P.S. If any of you have any input about Heelys (those annoying wheeled shoes) in public places, please leave me some input. I need it for English. Thanks!

After a while it gets old....

I have resolved that this time I will not cry.

I will not blubber or bawl, or even sniffle, for that matter.

After about 2 guys who you really, really like end up not liking you, you get sick of it. You get sick of crying yourself to sleep whining, "Oh God, why not me? WHY NOT ME?!?!?!?"

So, my dilemma is thus. The guy I like is actually worth sobbing over. Has all the requirements on my list and all of that. He is so worth the sleepless nights of tears and gnashing of teeth.

But, once again, he doesn't feel the same way.

Not that I've asked him. Really don't feel confident in his answer to do so. And plus, that would be just plain awkward.

No, the guy doesn't have a girlfriend, either, contrary to urban legend. Just a girl that follows him around at hayrides giggling and stuff.


Saturday, October 13, 2007

I'm in so much denial.....

Dawn: Err...doesn't he have a girlfriend?
Me: NO! He sooo does not!
Dawn: I thought he was with that one girl from [anonymous city]?
Me: No way! They broke up. They're just friends.

Yeah right. My luck is definitely not that good.

Friday, October 12, 2007

What a sorry bunch we are...

At school today, about 15 kids looked like they had gotten in fights. My arm still is stained from the fake blood. Sarah still has her multiple abrasions where they won't scrub off. Russell has a nice blood stain down his nose. A girl still has her black eye. Eden still has chemical burns, which are much less threatening without the oozy petroleum jelly.

We all looked pathetic. But we had fun.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Not a good day for a drill....

As many of you know, yesterday in Cleveland, there was a school shooting, leaving 4 in stable condition in the hospital, 1 in critical condition, and the gunman dead. I live about 2 hours from Cleveland. So, obviously, so soon after such a tragedy, there are going to be concerns.

Imagine that you are in the ER, working, and you get the following call-

"We're reporting a Columbine-like school shooting in a Kenyon College chemistry lab...multiple injuries and possible fatalities"

Such was the atmosphere in the Knox Community Hospital Emergency Room today, as the Mount Vernon High School Drama club dons make-up and new personalities for a drill.

We got to the hospital at about 11:30. We were ushered into a room, secretly, on the third floor to eat some lunch and get on some make up. The transformation was astounding (Note:If you have a weak stomach, do not look at the pictures in the below slideshow) The wounds were a little too realistic. As were some of the people's acting. Mine included. I was supposed to be (at the last moment my role changed) saturated in fluid, difficulty breathing, having helped another girl with chemical burns, and in hysterics. I start pretending to hyperventilate and then I got dizzy and my arms and legs went numb....

" you guys mind if I stop the hyperventilating for a while?"

"Getting dizzy?"


"Ok, we can just pretend that you're hyperventilating."

Thank God.

We had two people playing DOA, but one girl pretending to be a victim of a gunshot wound to the abdomen (which I didn't get a picture of, but was reeeeeeeeally gross) ended up "dying" because she wasn't treated.

Russell, who I've gone to school with since I was in kindergarten, got cast as the perpetrator. He was way too convincing. He was handcuffed and supposedly belligerent (gee, what a stretch..hahaha). He knocked stuff over and kicked things. He yelled at the doctors and nurses. He scared the snot out of me. When they brought him into the area where they were treating all of us, we all started yelling at him, and one girl (playing his girlfriend) had a mental breakdown and started sobbing uncontrollably. I was so impressed with all involved.

The doctors were all in a panic when we walked in. I'm guessing they probably thought that there had been a copy-cat shooting. Which is both good and bad. Good because we caught them by surprise, which is the basic idea, but bad because some of the people actually were really worried. I imagine there were people with family at Kenyon.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What is this "norm"?

What Is It With Me Lately?

So, I hand my pass to go to the library to my homeroom teacher, like I do daily. I have tons of projects and will take any extra time I have to work on them at school. I hate homeroom, so it's also a good excuse to escape.

So I give Ms.Brandes the pass and she looks at me and says with a sigh, "Are you going to do this everyday?"

"Yes, ma'am. Probably."

"Do you really have that many projects? Why do you get on the computer so much?"

"I have 3 powerpoints to do in 3 classes due around the same time."

She grouches at me some more, something about, "Oh sure...of course you do..."

Dude, maybe I AM actually a bad kid! First I get my phone taken away and now a teacher thinks that I'm slacking to get out of her homeroom!

This is not my least I get to take the ASVAB and do KCH Disaster Drill tomorrow and pretty much blow off a day of school. That may help.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

What Do I Want?

I, having been single for almost 3 years, have made a final, mentally laminated list of characteristics of what I want. And Mr.X does not fit most of them. Shockingly, neither does 9YG. I can think of very few people off the top of my head who have these qualities, so maybe I'm being picky. So what? See the letter I wrote to myself. I am making serious attempts not to care anymore. So without further adieu, I give you,


Single guy who exhibits exemplary intelligence. No I do not mean that you have to spend your days quoting E=mc squared, but you must be able to carry on an intelligent conversation. Actually, if you do quote the afore named equation, you may be immediately disqualified and requested to leave the interview or date immediately. After paying of course. I'm not saying you HAVE to pay. I would be more than happy to pay for my own. But at least show an effort? Without value coupons? Seriously, McD's is cheap enough without coupons. They're tacky. You must love children. Not like. Love. Well, I suppose you can like them immensely without being overbearing and creepy. In fact, this is preferred. But you have to be good with them. You have to eventually want to have kids. I want kids someday, and if I'm not able to naturally, adoption is fine by me. But some means of child will be required. You may not have crappy parents. Please note that crappy may mean such things, including, but not limited to, clinginess, the IQ of a gnat, rudeness, etc. If you do happen to have bad parents, don't worry. Just show me that you have broken free of this mold and are not clingy, dingy, or rude. The parent thing is preferred, but moderately optional. Take care of yourself, please. Bad breath, body odor, or a nasty combination of the two are NOT acceptable by ANY means. Unless you ate a philly cheese sandwich with onions on the way home from work where you exerted yourself causing moderate BO. This should be quickly remedied by a shower. Or at least some (not-too-strong) cologne. In other words, smell nice, please. I would like for you to be "church height", but this is not a requirement. It is, however, a plus. (Please note: Church height is defined as being at least the same height as The Muffin when she is wearing high heels. At church.) You must be able to have fun and enjoy yourself, but A.) Know when to shut up and B.) be able to enjoy the silence on occasion. You must bask in my glow and tell me that I am beautiful at least one (1) time per week. Should we be engaged this will be upped to one(1) time per day, with some exceptions. At marriage this will be two (2) times daily. More details to follow, possibly, at a later date.


So, I'm sitting, before school, no, let me rephrase that, before the gates open to let us even go to our lockers, which would be, in theory, before before school. So, I'm sitting there, and don't remember if I turned my phone off or not. So, I pull out the phone to turn it off, because it wasn't, and at that moment, Mr.Shuman, the vice principal comes up and says "Give it here."

So, I do. And he then proceeds to tell me that I need to call a parent to come in to have a discussion with Mr.Frye (whoever that is) about my disregard for school rules.

So, I'm already about to cry. I haven't gotten in trouble since 8th grade, and that was for something really, really, really dumb. I'm not a bad kid! Bad kids are the ones who get phones confiscated for texting during school hours. I am not that kid!

For the love of all muffiny goodness, school hadn't even started yet! I do the same thing EVERY day. I silence my phone, turn it off, put it in my bookbag until they open the gates to go to lockers and then I put my phone in my locker where it is placed in lonely solitary confinement until 2:40 PM when I go to get stuff out of my locker.

So, I go to the office and call my mom and tell her what happened and she's coming in after school to listen to what a bad kid I am. And to un-confiscate my phone. And I cried while talking to my mom on the phone. Because I don't get in trouble at school. Ever.

Today is sooo not my day.

Monday, October 08, 2007


I woke up at 5 this morning. Yes, Sports Fans, 5 AM. Me. Rebecca A. Ryan woke up at 500 hours this morning. Be amazed.

So, here's the thing. I'm always whining about how I'm fat and I annoy myself. So I got up, found a workout thing and did that this morning. At 5. AM. And my legs are killing me now.

Aside from that, I look beautious today IMHO. Favorite shirt, skirt, shoes. And I tried something new with my hair. Which I like. It needs some work but as for a first try, it's not bad.

I think I'm becoming *gasp* grown-up. Ew.

In other news, my dearest father decided to nominate me for a "You Make Me Smile" or something award. To which I replied, "I do?"

Anyway, I must pass this who? To who?

Ummm... a few people.....

SNB makes me smile! On blogs AND MySpace. She's fun. So, there you go.

The Lizness makes me smile! Especially when she shows up at the hog roast/ hayride. Which is a blast, I tell you. One of the several highlights of my weekend was me meeting her step-daughter, ~K~. I had never met her and Sis.Theresa said, "This is Liz's friend, Becky." ~K~ nodded, but looked confused. The Lizness said, "She's The Muffin."
"Ohhhh! Okay."

People don't even know my real name. I find this humorous.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Apples and Wine

My friend, Nikki, sent me this. Because there are several single girls, like me, who read this blog, I thought this was good enough to share-

Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at
the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones
because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they
sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy.
The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in
reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right person
to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the
top of the tree.

Now Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes,
and it's up to women to stomp the crap out of them until they turn into
something acceptable enough to have dinner with.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Did you ever notice how, like, the day after Christmas you feel crappy? I feel crappy today, too.

I dropped out of the musical today. I told Mrs.Bell that I just did not have the time to commit to the play and couldn't put my best effort forth. And that's not fair to her, Mr.Ward, or the other cast members. She appreciated my maturity. I still felt like poo. And cried. After I left, of course.

I had to make up a quiz in history today, too. Here's the thing. I am forcing myself to be an honest person. Because I really need a good grade on my essay test. And I have to make that up on Friday. And Mrs.Lang accidentally handed me the essay test today when she was supposed to hand me my quiz. So I saw the essay question. I know that I problem shouldn't have thought twice about telling Mr.Shriver and being honest. But I did. I seriously considered being a bad person and just using that to my advantage. But that's not right. And because I'm a good person, I still will probably get a bad grade on that essay test. Darn it.

I also have other problems, which I will not disclose here. That add to my bleh-ness.


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Year 17

Dear Self,

This year, you're making a resolution. Don't give me that back talk. You need this. I mean it!

You are far too whiny. Get over 9YG already. You are intelligent, you attempt to funny, and while you aren't a model, you certainly aren't a 3-eyed, 12-legged, hairy beast, either. You're a good person, and if he can't see that then poop on him. I meant that as an interjection, not a verb. You know, more like POOEY on him.

Anyway, you're 17. Enjoy it. You don't need a guy to be happy. Look where moving too fast got you last time. You don't want another Mr.X, do you? Nooooo.

God will bring you someone. Maybe this year, maybe not. If he doesn't, then oh well. Be happy.

Live, laugh, and love (your friends and family, unless God brings your Probie [don't ask], then add him in)


In the news

For some reason, there is always weird news on my birthday.

For example, this that right there is just messed up. None for me thank you. No way.

And this just makes me want to scream. I would be an outlaw today. Or any day. I wonder if squgs count? (scroll down to the NCIS quotes)

And finally, this is sweet. Everybody now. Awwwwwww.

Chicken Biscuit

My sister learned a foreign(ish) language in NC.