Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm Back!

Hey! Omigosh, I can't believe I haven't blogged in so long. I'm not dead, or quitting, or anything like that. I've just been really busy, and so many things have been going on! Anyway, yesterday was my sister's 16th birthday (!!!), so I couldn't post then, but today I left school early to hang out with my cousins, and because I'm sick XP
Since my birthday, I have been doing a lot of different things. On Saturday, March 13, I competed in the Power of the Pen regional competition with 200 other middle-schoolers. No one on my team won an award, but my friend Katie and I made it to State! The state competition is in May, and I'm really excited. I'll post some of my short stories later :)
A few weeks ago my grandma from Florida came to visit for St. Patrick's Day. She was born in England but was half Irish, and she grew up in Northern Ireland. My dad was born in the Emerald Isle, but moved around a lot. My grandma, we call her Nanny, still has an Irish accent and a very Irish attitude. We did a lot with her, went shopping, out to eat, and to a St. Patty's party at my friend Meghan's house. It was a really fun week, full of laying out in the party house listening to olf Irish folk songs, drinking cool drinks and eating fatty foods.
Last Friday, the 26th, my cousins from up north came to visit for the week. Friday night was my Power of the Pen pizza party (to which I wore my new super cool Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt), then the family arrived. That night, we played Sims, watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and were the silly crazies we always are when we're together. Saturday, we went shopping at the outlet mall and the flea market, and I got tons of cool stuff. Saturday night we went hot-tubbing outside, but it was kind of warm outside, so it wasn't that great. We played truth or dare, though ;). On Sunday we went to the aquarium and had tons of fun looking at the fishes and stuff. Monday, I had school, and a few of my cousins had to leave. Yesterday, we went to my sister's lacrosse game, then to LoneStar <3 Today, I went to school in the morning and got a cupcake, then went home sick.
And that's what I've been up to. How has your month been?

(I'll try to remember to post my PoP stories soon!)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thirteen XD

Sooo, I haven't posted in a while, been busy with procrastination and stuff... Anyway, today is my thirteenth birthday! I'm so excited, I'm finally a teenager! Tonight we are going to Applebee's to celebrate, but I can't do much else like have a party or anything this weekend because:
Tomorrow, I don't have school, and I might go to the movies to see Alice in Wonderland with the besties, then nothing, and my parents will be busy, so they can't take me anywhere.
Saturday, I have the Power of the Pen Regional Competition from 8-3, then I have to get my grandma from the airport and go to a St. Patrick's Day party at 7.
Sunday, I don't really have anything planned, maybe lunch with a friend or seeing Alice in Wonderland if Friday doesn't work out.

Roar. But I've already gotten some awesome stuff from my friends at school, such as:
A drawing of a ninja Sensei frog from Steven- you do not understand how excited I am about this. He reads these Naruto anime comics, and in one of them there are all of these sweet frogs that I named as my best friends a few weeks ago. His drawing is actually really good, and he even colored it and everything XD
A bunny eraser from the office, a few coins found on the blacktop by my friends, a birthday pencil, lipgloss, Trident layers, and a pack of hairbands from my friend that I always borrow them from in gym :) I love my friends.

So, this post really has no structure or flow, but I'll just run with it.
I can't wait to see Alice in Wonderland with my friends, since we dressed up as the original cast for Halloween XD
Since we're going on our trip to Europe this summer, I only really had two items on my wishlist: a Flip video camera and the CD 'Far' by Regina Spektor (I'm really into her now... YOU BETTER BE OK WITH THAT!! [sorry, stewie quote :)]). I'm fairly certain that I will get both, and I figured with my birthday money I could buy an underwater case for the Flip (works up to depths of 30 feet!). This has been a really good birthday so far :D

And Happy *Late* Birthday, Adria!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Teen Girls' Daybook Week 17

Date... Sunday, March 7, 2010
Starting time... 8:19 PM
Mood... relieved and defeated
Outside my window... dark ):
I'm thinking... about my social studies project
I'm reading... Eagle Strike and To Kill a Mockingbird
I'm listening to... a Yoplay Delights commercial. it's the perfect parfait.
I'm wearing... pink soccer pants, calvin and hobbes tee, and gray and black hoodie
Yesterday, I... won my soccer game and scored a goal :) technically
I'm excited for... seeing my bff tomorrow. shes been in Colorado all week
I'm sad because... i still have to type my social studies essay. or do I...
I'm hungry for... a cookie
The song stuck inside my head is... "BeepBeep.com, BeepBeep.com!"
I want... to watch a movie with my family. not going to happen
I love... Goodfellas
I loathe... essays *scowls*
This week, my goal is... to bake a cake
Did I meet last week's goal?... no. fail.
Ending time...
8:29 PM

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

An Inspired Young Woman's Daybook (2)

Find out how to do An Inspired Young Woman's Daybook here: Vividry: An Inspired Young Woman's Daybook

Today I… sang "I Will Survive" with my guy friends :)
I'm feeling... perplexed and excited
My outfit is... just my school uniform. Blahh.
Outside my window… most of the snow has melted :)

A song that's stuck in my head... It Comes Naturally- Selena Gomez
Something (a book, song, movie, person...) that's inspired me recently... is the crummy weather on my car-rides to school. I come up with some of my cutest, saddest, most romantic "scenes" on those rides.
A prayer of my heart this week... is for the people of Chile, who just experienced an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
I am creating… some fabulous Polyvore sets :)
I am reading... Skeleton Key, sequel to Point Blank, and To Kill A Mockingbird for school. About to start Jane Eyre!
I am thinking... that I need to go to the library.
A scripture verse or passage that's stuck out to me this week... is the one about the blind beggar, who was cured by Jesus. When the crowd saw that he was no longer blind, they thought he was a sinner and doubted Jesus. Jesus said that they were blind. I don't know, it's just carried me through the week.
A spiritual lesson I'm learning... is to have no doubt in God and to accept his plan.
An attribute of God I've seen this week… is His wisdom. He knows exactly which scripture passage I need, and gives it to me on my Bible bookmark- 30 Days of Scripture.
A picture I’d like to share… is of a beautiful yellow fish. I thought it was so graceful and elegant, but at the same time so vibrant and alive.

(meh, meh, meh! My picture upload isn't working ):)
A creative goal for next week... is to be more helpful around the house.
Did I complete my goal from last week... no ): sadly. but I'm going to work on it today!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook Week 16

Eeep, I'm so bad!! I didn't do the daybook this weekend, so I'll just do it today. My schedule's been pretty busy, but that's no excuse! :)

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Starting time: 10:25pm
Mood: tired and eager
Outside my window: total darkness ): no stars at all
I'm thinking: about the Alex Rider book I'm reading, Power of the Pen, and life
I'm reading: Alex Rider: Skeleton Key, and To Kill A Mockingbird
I'm listening to: footsteps below me
I'm wearing: a yellow beijing tee and pink peace pants
Yesterday, I: procrastinated ): an awful habit
I'm excited for: finishing Skeleton Key and starting the next book in the series
I'm hungry for: leftover Cheesecake Factory pizza. Mmmm...
The song stuck inside my head is: When the world comes down- the all-american rejects
I want: longer days
I love: clothes XD
I loathe: being tired/grumpy
This week, my goal is: to not procrastinate!
Did I reach last week's goal?: I finished one/third...
Ending time: 10:29pm
I'll update tomorrow and do the other daybook, it's getting late :\