Thursday, June 17, 2010

i'm singing to every song on the radio...

Greetings! So, my summer has been good. I went to the beach yesterday, went shopping a few times, and, oh yeah, went to the top of the Eiffel Tower!!

We left for Europe last Sunday (the 6th), and landed in Paris Monday afternoon. We went to Versailles, the Louvre, the Arc de Triumphe, and, of course, the Eiffel Tower. We also went to this amazing restaurant on our last night there that had the BEST pot-roast ever!!
We left Paris on Friday and went to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. We met up with some of my mom's family there and went over to their house for dinner. The next day, we walked around the city for a little bit and got lunch at a local outdoor restaurant. Afterwards, we saw my cousins dance in a folk festival with traditional costumes and dances.
The next day, my mom went with her cousin and my dad to go visit the town where she was born. My sister and I stayed with my cousin and her mom in Karlovac, and went swimming in the river near their house. On Monday we went to Plitvice, one of Croatia's nine national parks. It was beautiful. There were waterfalls around every corner, tiny fish swimming in the crystal-clear lakes (the water was drinkable!), and huge mountains. It was so cool.

We left Zagreb on Tuesday and moved to Dubrovnik, a city along the Adriatic coast. We rented an amazing Croatian villa (which I'm in now :] ), and then walked around the Old Town, an ancient fortress that was renovated with new shops and restaurants. Croatia has some of the most amazing food. All of the ingredients are fresh (at my cousin's house, for dinner, we ate the last of their chickens!), and everything is very simple. Yesterday, we went to the beach right outside of the Old Town, and then met my cousin and her parents for drinks and ice cream. Today, we're going shopping and to the beach again. It's so cool here! Next we're going to Dublin, Ireland tomorrow!

The language barrier really sucks. My cousins know a little bit from school, but they prefer to speak Croatian. My uncle, Vinko, speaks only in Croatian when my mom's around, and they talk for hours! My dad, sister, and I just sit there cluelessly while they jabber on about who-knows-what. *sigh* I'm glad everyone in Ireland speaks English...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tags :)

Just doing some tags from Adria:
Makeup Tag
What is your fave color lipstick- purple, red, pink, none, lipgloss?
pink or lipgloss

What color eyeshadow would you wear?
I wear blue, pink, tan, or grey
Would you wear mascara or eyeliner?
I wear both, but mascara if i had to choose
What color blush?
pink, i suppose
Nail polish- purple, black, green, blue, red, or pink?
any of them! black the most, though
Cookie Tag
What is your favorite cookie?
chocolate chip!
What is your least favorite?
M&M or peanut butter
How many cookies can you eat in one sitting?
usually 3 or 4, but i could have 5-10 Oreos ;)
Make up a cookie!
chocolate bombs!
Have you ever made that before?
Yes.... :)
You see an army of angry cookies coming at you. What do you do?
give them all big hugs! gain their trust, then eat them in the night!

I tag whoever wants to do one!

Dropping In...

I hope you didn't miss me too much ;)

i feel suckish for neglecting the WNMP lately, and I'm sorry. I've just been utterly consumed with, I admit it, Polyvore. I'm obsessed. It's unhealthy, really; I need treatment or something. And I have news to share. But first, we dance.
[seriously, I need you to get up and get down right this second. Do it. {I did ;)}]

Oiw, I think I got wiplash. Ouch.

Firstly, today was Field Day, and we won every tug of war I competed in. The seventh graders beat the sixth graders, the girls beat the guys, my homeroom beat the other homeroom, and the seventh grade girls beat the ENTIRE SIXTH GRADE. It was kind of sad on their part.
Secondly, the last day of school is tomorrow. Which means, the best year of my grade-school life is over. Next year, I'll be on top of the school, and I'll have responsibilities. Yeuch. The award ceromony is tomorrow, and I feel really good about it :)
Thirdly, I'll have to take another big break, because I'm leaving for my European vacation on Sunday. We're hitting up Paris, Croatia, and Ireland! I've been brushing up on my foreign insults lately, and I'm up to 5 languages... what trouble can I get into? ;) I'm so excited, but we'll be more or less cut off from America. I plan on buying tons of postcards.
Last, but not least, the Power of the Pen State Finals were two weeks ago. The prompts were fantastic, I wrote amazingly, and I even made it to the prestigious fourth "Power Round." Unfortunately, my only teammate who made it to state didn't ): I poured my soul into my stories, and came out with... 10th place! At state. Out of 3,500 original competitors, and 355 students at state level. I'm still in shock.

I really hope I am back.