>> December 9, 2008

I got Eliza in My Fair Lady!

It's my first lead role, so I'm kinda scared... but I'm sure it will work out.

I don't know my show dates yet, but I'll be sure to post them as soon as I do.

Please help Me and Elena out (she's in the show too, as "the littlest flower girl") since we have to sell 30 tickets.


I did not transcribe this from the book... I found it online.

>> December 3, 2008

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.

It's opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.


You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don' t
Because, sometimes, you won't.

I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
and Hang-ups
can happen to you.

You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You'll be left in a Lurch.

You'll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you'll be in a Slump.

And when you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both you elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a sting of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

That's not for you!

Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying.
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

With banner flip-flapping,
once more you'll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of a guy!

Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. there are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don't.
Because, sometimes, they won't.

I'm afraid that some times
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.

All Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you'll be quite a lot.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul
On you will go
though your enemies prowl
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike
and I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)


be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!

---Dr. Seuss


Project 365

>> December 1, 2008

I've been having lots of fun with my Project 365.

here are just a few of my favorite examples.

This one is a diptych (or a collage with two photos)

This was one amazing accident! (the hiragana in the lower right corner means ramen and Ramen-chan means "my good friend ramen")

I like this one because I was just figuring out how to use the manual settings on our fancy camera...

Check out the whole project at my photoblog:

Or at my DeviantArt:


I could have danced all night...

>> November 16, 2008

I could have danced all night
I could have danced all night
And still have begged for more

I could have spread my wings
And done a thousand things
I've never done before

I never knew it could be so exciting
When all at once, my heart took flight

I only know when he
Began to dance with me
I could have danced danced danced
All night!!!

That song is playing over and over in my head because I had to sing it like 30 times in a row for auditions tonight... it made me light-headed!

When we sang in the line, and Jamey was narrowing people down, I was in the final three!!! eeeeee!!!

I'm excited to see what part I get!

I'm so glad Sara and Jamey decided to do My Fair Lady instead of the Producers!


taking a break

>> November 13, 2008

No PCT this season.

My Fair Lady was canceled.

The Producers is too skanky.

It's too late to audition for a show with a different director.

I'll miss my PCT-ians... but I'll come see The Producers at least once.


aw man!

My Fair Lady was canceled... so now if I do anything I have to do the Producers...

Why is it always the risque shows that Jamey does... and I do them anyway, just because I love PCT so much! I hope I can convince my parents to let me do this show... because I miss my people terribly.

In other news, I still haven't gotten a hold of this one person that I need to talk to... It's making me quite depressed, and I don't know what is going on... so I can't make a valid assumption as to what I need to do... but I don't wanna stop trying.

In still other news... today I will complete three weeks of my project 365... you can see all my pictures here. Please leave comments on them... I like reading new comments.

Yesterday I had like 8 hours of homework due this morning... It was the most retarded thing I've had to put up with all year... but I didn't realize there were 40 pages of research projects to do! Picture 20 of my 365 is a collage of my homework... I wrote really big yesterday... i was trying to get done faster... lol (yes, I actually did laugh out loud)

most of the time, when I write lol... I don't laugh out loud... I think that instead of writing lol... you should write lqtms, for, laughing quietly to myself... hehehe... no one would actually do that though, even though it makes more sense... I mean, I don't do that...

well... I think I'm going to get off now, and go eat some breakfast or something...


you guys are silly!

>> November 5, 2008

Dude! I think it's stupid how all the McCain people are scared that Obama is going to completely ruin the United States! I wanted McCain to win, but he didn't... and that's OK.

Sure, I only agree with about half of Obama's policies... Sure, he has a name like Barack Hussein Obama... Sure, he's going to change the USA into something I don't necessarily like... But I'm still not scared! If you're scared he's going to ruin the USA, let me tell you, we were already heading downhill before the election process even started!
Meanwhile, I believe that while we shouldn't be scared, we (the church) should do something about this... Get involved in the government, pray for the nations leaders, start caring more about what our nation is coming to! We need to look back to our roots, and how the Founding Fathers ran things, and truly become a Christian nation again.

Obama is not the anti-Christ... but even if he was, God would still take care of us if we looked to him... which we should be doing anyway!

Look at the good side of this. Even if we don't agree with some of his policies, he will be a great diplomat, especially considering how most of Europe likes him. He won't just talk to the world leaders that he likes, he'll talk to the ones that he doesn't necessarily like... Kind of like how Reagan talked to Gorbachev, even though the Soviet Union was practically threating the US with a nuclear war! I think Obama is going to do as much as he can to stop this war... Which, I agree, is pretty stupid (Seriously, why are we fighting in Iraq? I don't even know!). We should not be fighting Iraq... We should be finishing what we started in Afghanistan, and then leaving the countries to their own means... The USA needs to fix itself before we meddle in the affairs of other countries.

The only things I am really passionately against are Obama's views on abortion and gay rights, and those issues are relatively easily fixed later.

I'm not scared, and you guys should not be scared either. Just because Obama is president now, doesn't mean you have to move to another country. I just think that the church should start doing the right thing and praying for the government... and I still would feel that way if McCain were president... The church (with God's help) is the only thing that can really stop our country going downhill.

There... I'm done with that rant!


Beauty- a poem I wrote

>> November 3, 2008

Beauty depends
Not on color

Beauty depends
Not on looks

Beauty depends
Only on dreams

Beauty depends
Only on expression

Beauty depends
Only on life

Beauty depends
Only on love


I made this collage

>> October 12, 2008

I think this about says what my life is like right now... (click the image to see it big so you can actually read it)

In other words... the reason my life has been sucking so much lately is because I've pushed my one true love, Jesus, off to the side... I've been trying to please myself instead of glorifying Him and doing what's best for others.


Another poem

>> October 7, 2008

The Train

Through the dark and lonely tunnel
Rushing, rushing
Alone in a crowd

Nothing but the sound of voices
Rushing, rushing
Alone in a crowd

Think about the trials coming
Rushing, rushing
Alone in a crowd

See the others held and holding
Rushing, rushing
Alone in a crowd

Wish that he were here beside me
Rushing, rushing
Alone in a crowd

Close my eyes and see him smiling
Rushing, rushing
Alone no more


Oh Crap. I'm it.

>> October 4, 2008

3 Joys:
1) Plano Children's Theatre
2) Pine Cove

3 Fears:
1) loss of a loved one
2) clowns
3) An angry Mr. Jamey

3 Obsessions:
1) Facebook
2) editing pictures
3) World of Warcraft

3 Surprising Facts about me:
1) I'm dying my hair black temporarily for my next show.
2) I have some Russian cartoons on VHS tape in my bedroom.
3) I can write my name in Japanese!!! 尚美.
尚 means esteemed
美 means beauty



Rehearsal today was beastly... and I found some costume pieces, eliminating the need to spend extra money... but even better was that afterwards I got to hang out with some of my favorite people ever: Katherine, Blakedrew, and Emily!


we walked to McDonalds. Blakedrew ordered food for his mother, who was in a rehearsal, but then she called and said she wasn't going to eat, so he gave the extra food to me and Katherine. I love McDonalds fries.

We sat in McDonalds for like 45 minutes talking about funny Princess Bride show moments... it was the bomb.

Then we walked back to the PCT area and hung out in the quad... which was amazing... we talked about everything and nothing in particular, and I discovered that I think Katherine is my favorite person ever.

I would have stayed longer, but when I found out that the others were staying until later, it was too late. That's OK though. I would just now have been getting home, and that's a really long time... but i would have had fun.

Right now I'm just sitting in my room being reclusive and depressing... staying at PCT would have been better than this... Oh well...


Bumper Stickers

>> October 3, 2008

Are better than flair... because you can only have 56 buttons on your flairboard, but you can have an unlimited amount of bumper stickers... and it shows who you got the sticker from on your profile.

This is not to say that I don't love flair anymore... I still love flair, I just love bumper stickers more.

The Bumper Stickers (New) app is better than the old one because it has a search feature... I just recently switched over to the new version... actually this morning. It's pretty cool...

wow... I'm a boring person.



I really hate writing papers.

>> October 1, 2008

It's so easy... it just takes too long (don't you hate it when an easy task takes up massive amounts of time?!?)... but it's due tomorrow, so I'd better start working harder.

I've written all of three sentences of a 3-5 page paper. grr.

Stupid Dante and his stupid Catholic/Pagan/Christian worldviews... D=

I'd rather be on the phone (which is a big deal for me... I hate the phone!)... or wasting my time editing pictures... or trying to fool my cousins into believing I have to wear glasses... or just saying sexy to annoy Kirsten.

I don't want to work on my paper. rawr. I'd rather be at PCT... or at a skating rink... or at Six Flags... or at the State Fair... or at the mall... or at Pine Cove

No. Actually, I'd rather be with Mike... or Chloe... or PCT kids...

I'd rather go to a movie... or write a poem... or read a book... or watch Babylon 5... or eat lunch (even though I'm not hungry)... or go work out... or read random blogs... or read my Bible... or memorize my lines

I'd rather do pretty much anything besides write a paper, but write a paper I must!

So I will go forth and tackle this time consuming assignment.


A poem I wrote

>> September 28, 2008

Fifteen Seconds or Mike's Philosophy

Some people drive me crazy.
The way they talk to me,
Their smiles all seem phony.
They feel compelled to converse,
And put up a facade.

Fifteen seconds: all I need
To learn if you're worthwhile.
If not, your words are paid no heed.
Congratulations if you fit
My standards set up high.

Not many earn attention.
Those who do are sincere,
Not moved by forced reception.
They make me happy naturally,
Don't even have to try.


Friday Night

>> September 1, 2008

Friday night was the bomb. The Gomels and I were honing our creeper skills

Chelsea and Chloe picked me up to go to the HSAA football game in Rockwall. It was at an elementary school in a downtown neighborhood. We drove to where it was supposed to be and missed a turn... we drove by a school and saw some people in football uniforms, but when we drove up to the field it was a bunch of little kids having a football practice... therefore... we "got lost" near an elementary school. we eventually found the actual place...

We sat down for a while watching the football game... but none of us like football, so we climbed the fence and went to this awesome castle playground and sat in the chair swings and gave people nicknames that they will never know.

Then we went back under the fence to the football game... we started messing with cameras, and Chelsea took a picture of a few guys from the opposite team and then was checking out their butts... by zooming in with her camera...

When the game ended (this is the disappointing part) we lost 47-20... so that sucked... but someone was dehydrated and and had to be rushed to the hospital... that was pretty interesting... Anyway, we decided to go to IHOP

So we left and were trying to get back to Plano... and we got lost for real because of all the one way streets... so we had to call Mr. Gomel to get directions. Meanwhile, I was talking to Mike on the phone, and somehow we had ended up talking about syrup... of course, confusing everyone else in the car... that was fun.

We eventually got to IHOP... let me tell you, it's pretty shady in the middle of the night... wierd people go there... and usually it's completely full, especially after midnight. Anyway, this guy came in with a pretty big group of teenagers, and Chelsea knew him, so she said hi... well... he just looked at her like she was crazy... and later, he came to our table, and he was like, "I'm sorry, but who are you?" So we knew someone who didn't know us...

After we ate, we went to the Gomel's house... but before we got there, we drove by this guy's house twice (because this is the person that Chloe is stalking), and when we got to the Gomel's house, we went into Chelsea's room and looked at every single photo of that person on facebook...

Needless to say, we made a quiz on quizfarm.com about being a creeper...

Are you a creeper?


I'm calm, I'm cool

>> August 25, 2008


tech week starts tonight... but I have tons to do before then... bleh.

I'm excited about Forum! It's going to be brilliant (i hope), because we have 6 days of tech rehearsal instead of 4!

I'm kind of nervous, because I have to open on Saturday... eh, that's what tech week is for, perfecting the show and your self confidence (of course that only works if Jamey doesn't yell at you for missing a cue... I hope I don't miss any cues... I should make a cue sheet... so I don't have to find the cues in my script between scenes... which is what causes most of my missed cues... I think I will make a cue sheet... hmm...

I reeeeeallllly hope my favorite depressing person can come... =D

Well, I'm too tired and lazy to take my shower now, so I think I will get my script and make my cue sheet.


Tree Hugger

>> August 22, 2008

The flower said, "I wish I was a tree"
The tree said, "I wish I could be a different kind of tree"
The cat wished that it was a bee
The turtle wished that it could fly
Really high into the sky
Over rooftops and then dive
Deep into the sea.

In the sea there is a fish
A fish that has a secret wish
A wish to be a big cactus
With a big flower on it.
In the sea there is a fish
A fish that has a secret wish
A wish to be a big cactus
With a big flower on it.

The rattlesnake said, "I wish I had hands
So I could hug you like a man,"
But then the cactus said,
"But don't you understand,
My skin is covered with sharp spikes
That will stab you like a thousand knives.
A hug would be nice,
But hug my flower with your eyes."

The flower said, "I wish I was a tree"
The tree said, "I wish I could be a different kind of tree"
The cat wished that it was a bee
The turtle wished that it could fly
Really high into the sky
Over rooftops and then dive
Deep into the sea.

In the sea there is a fish
A fish that has a secret wish
A wish to be a big cactus
With a big flower on it.
In the sea there is a fish
A fish that has a secret wish
A wish to be a big cactus
With a big flower on it.

I know for a fact that one depressing person is a lot less depressing this morning... because of cell phones...


Wowwie Kazowwie!

>> August 20, 2008

yay! gala rehearsal tonight at 7!!!

I get to be in Beethoven Day (Charlie Brown), a couple songs from Little Shop, and Comedy Tonight (Forum)!!! I'm suuuuuuuper excited!!!

I still haven't found good sandals for forum though... I better go shopping ASAP... maybe before rehearsal today... idk.

I'm extraordinarily happy.

So, funny story...
There's this cute guy at PATH... so, Chloe saw this cute guy when she was there for Biology, but it turns out that he is in my Chemistry class... I told this to Chloe and she was like... "ooh! what's his name?!?" and I said "Dane." Then she asked me what his last name was and I didn't know, so we looked him up in the directory and found out his name was Dane Gunther. She then looked him up on Facebook, but she said she wasn't going to friend him because she had never met him... so she told me to friend him. Then she decided she wanted to find out where he lived... so we looked up his address. It turns out that he lives like 2 blocks away. Then Chloe said: "lets take a walk to the park that's by his house and then go look at his house!" Her reason for all this was, as she put it: "Now that Eli's gone I need someone new to obsess over."

so.. my best friend is a stalker. lol... we had fun with that though.

I hope a certain depressing person read this and became a little bit less depressing... ;-)


Stupid Lappy!

>> August 3, 2008

I've been wanting to watch more Babylon 5 since i got home from camp... but the stupid laptop would NOT start... cuz it's not apple!!!

on the brighter side... I'm going to a rehearsal tomorrow! I've missed my theatre kids.

Also, I'm going to Wolf Pen on Thursday!!! And my friend Mike that I met at Pine Cove is probably coming. Mike would be my best friend if he lived in Plano, but he lives in Sulphur Springs... which is where Wolf Pen is!!!! so that's why he's coming.

I want to maybe go to Chloe's house and watch Edward Scissorhands... and i want to go to a movie with Val... but on Wednesday I'm for sure going to Senna's house and watching Aladdin!! since none of the youth group will be here, we decided we'd do our own Wednesday night get together.

Aww... Denali is cute!! She's running around the house looking for something to play with. Too bad she's such a bad dog. Maria the kitty is so fat. Pepe is "svelte" according to my mom. I used to think she was saying "felt" and was very confused until she spelled the word "svelte" to me.

As Preston would say: "Webster's dictionary defines the word "svelte" like this: having clean lines; slender." But I'm not Preston... so I would say this: "the word svelte means slender and lithe." I don't know what you would say... maybe... "what does the word svelte mean? I think I'll look in the dictionary. Oh! it means: slender, or lithe, or having clean lines."

Anyway, can you tell I'm bored? I've been on the compy pretty much since I got back from Pine Cove on Saturday.

The Lupers visited. I had forgotten how cool Elizabeth was... of course it's still kind of awkward at first when you're having to catch up with the times...

I feel like I smell bad, so I'm going to go take a shower or something.


There should be a topic somewhere...

>> July 18, 2008

i don't have a topic..............

so, Red team is almost 3,000,000 points ahead of blue team... can we keep it that way? probably not... right now i don't even have spirit.

Mission Kids camp went well. i'm glad it's over though.

i'm sleepy.

Timothy's birthday party was today. that was fun. I like hanging out with my parents' friends.

I think i'm gonna go watch Babylon 5 again.


Mission Monday week 1

>> July 7, 2008

The youth group at church is doing a student ministry program all throughout this month called Mission Monday. We will be doing different activities of evangelism in and around Plano. This week Corinn, Clay, Callie, JoyAnna, Hayley, Victor, Pauline (one of the "french chicks" that the Purdy's are hosting), Kim Skaggs, and I showed up. Today we went to Stonebriar Mall and witnessed to complete strangers. It was nerve wracking to say the least, fantastic to say the most.

Before we left, Matt discussed what we were going to do, and Callie expressed the need to be saved, so Callie became a Christian today!

So, when we got to Stonebriar, Matt split the nine of us into three groups. I was with Hayley and Callie, and we were scared to death... I hate starting conversations. The first place we went was Hot Topic, since the people who work there are nice and tend to start conversations. The guy who worked there came up and asked what was up, and this is what I said: "Hey, can I tell you something fantastic?!?!" and he said sure. "When I was little I used to beat up on my brother!" And then I proceeded to finish my testimony... yeah. not the thing to say... I asked him if he had had a life changing experience, and he sarcastically replied: "oh yes, hundreds of times." and walked off. A little later, Hayley needed to throw something away, but the nearest trash can was right in front of Hot Topic. She went to throw it away, and the guy inside was glaring at her.

Obviously after that I felt intimidated... and really awkward... and I didn't want to talk to anyone else. No one else wanted to start a conversation either, so we found Matt, and he helped start us on a conversation with three girls. It turned out they were already Christians, but they let Callie practice giving her testimony to them.

After that, we talked with Kim, and it turned out that Clay had led a man to Christ!

After some time spent walking around, Callie, Hayley and I talked to a lady who was waiting for someone in front of the candy store. She was a Christian as well, but she let us practice on her, and then she shared about a time when she had really felt God's presence and power. She didn't seem to see how anyone could NOT believe and trust in God if they had seen the world around them. She was very encouraging.

We then met up with several people, and Kim went off with Hayley and Callie, and I walked around with Clay and Victor. We were supposed to find someone else to talk to, but we didn't. We ended up walking around aimlessly until it was time to meet everyone else in order to go back to the church.

It turns out, Kim also helped Hayley to lead someone to Christ!

In all we witnessed to about 10 people, and led 3 people to a relationship with Jesus (that includes Callie). I'd say that was a pretty fruitful afternoon.


I'm SOO Lazy!

>> July 6, 2008

OK, I'll admit I stole this from my mother... cuz i'm lazy and I didn't wanna write about this in my own words... I have better things to do (not!)

Victor likes Cats!
No, not the furry, cute cuddly ones. Black Cats. The ones that have a short fuse and a loud boom.

We celebrated Independence Day a little differently this year. First, we declared our freedom by flying on Southwest to El Paso. Flying standby means taking the risk that you might be stuck in the airport for a few hours. I'm happy to say that didn't happen on the 4th, but we were the last 7 of 28 non-revs that flew on the first flight to El Paso on Friday. WE made the plane be completely full (Reuben almost had to ride on a jumpseat, but got moved to a regular one, so technically one more person could have gotten on the plane).

Once we got to El Paso, we rented a Dodge Grand Caravan from Advantage Car Rental. We got a brand new one that only had 2 miles on the odometer. We had to follow the maintenance guy to the garage so he could install the front license plate on the van. It had a DVD player, so our first stop was Target to buy movies for the road trip to Lordsburg.

The Target was part of a mall, so we shoe shopped for Laney. No luck. There must be a lot of girls in El Paso that wear size 4 shoes because we couldn't find a decent thing in her size. Naomi was lucky, however, she got some awesome high tops at Journeys that were 1/3 off plus I had a leftover Christmas gift card for an additional $6.71. I convinced her it was "now or never" for those shoes, so she bought them.

Okay, I'm way off the point of this story. What is the point? you ask. The point is good old fashioned "do it yourself" fireworks. We set out toward Lordsburg, NM to meet the Acostas and do fireworks the way they were intended to be done. What's more freeing than lighting those little fuses and waiting for results? In most cases, the results don't require much waiting at all. We got to Lordsburg around 4 o'clock. Checked into a lovely inn called "America's Best Value Inn". I proceeded to find Crystal and Carlos who had bought the stash of fireworks on the way into town. Carlos has the frequent buyer card, so he had to be in charge of the purchases.

I had told the kids we were going to experience fireworks the way I did them as a child. I was wrong about that. As a child we would buy a packs of Black Cats, maybe 1 roman candle, a box of sparklers, a dozen or so bottle rockets and a couple other assorted items. Our items generally filled a shoebox. We would separate the Cats out an make them last a few days. When I saw the "loot" Carlos had, I told the kids this wasn't exactly how I had celebrated. Carlos had 4 storage sized boxes of wonderful pyrotechnics! This was the stuff my brother and I had only dreamed about. He had a separate container for "my bottle rockets". Carlos doesn't usually buy these, since they break all the safety rules (they are unpredictable).

At 8:15 the fun began. Carlos, the expert, had arranged all the fireworks in order from exciting to most exciting. We spent hours lighting, watching, ooing and aahing. The best part was that there were people all around the little town doing the same thing. Fortunately, the other groups were a safe distance away. Timothy got startled early on and he ran off and didn't want to come near the fireworks again. Naomi and Elena gently coaxed him back by having him step on the "Pop its!" they dropped for him. Gradually they got him to join in the fun. He even held his own sparkler. Joel was gung-ho from the beginning. Laughing crazily with each pop and boom of the display. All the kids, including Reuben, got to light various crackers and bombs throughout the evening. My favorite were the "California Candles" which were glorified sparklers.

Victor's favorites were the Cats. We had several packages. We each got to light them in the way we saw fit. As a child, I had always wanted to light the whole string of them, making the loud, quick pops all together and seeing them go up in glory. I never did that, because the fun lasted longer when we took them apart and shot them individually. This time I got to light the whole string of them, and it was loud and over very quickly. Victor, however, chose to take them apart, popping them one at a time. He would light the fuse and throw them, savoring them, just like I did as a kid. He liked that best.

After the final whistling bottle rockets were shot, we went to bed for a short nights rest. In the morning, the little town was quiet again and littered with debris from the celebration. I walked to see a couple burned out spots where the grass had caught fire. Later, I saw Victor out walking, too, combing the ground for the Cats that had been dropped. Carlos lit a punk for him so he could have a few more moments of the thrill of freedom. Freedom to live a little dangerously.


I'm Gone

>> June 25, 2008

This morning I'm leaving for San Antonio with the SLU graduates. Leave comments on the blog, as well as on Myspace and Facebook, for me to read when I get back! We're gonna have a blast!

see y'all later!



>> June 22, 2008

I went to lunch with Corinn this morning after church.

We went to Pei Wei... i love Chinese food. it was yummy. After eating, Corinn called her dad to come pick us up, but I didn't call my dad.

Phil picked us up, and we drove along, until we had to stop at a red light. My dad called at that exact moment and told me he was on his way to pick me up. He said he was at the intersection of Park and Alma, and asked where we were. "Park and Alma," I replied. He thought I was repeating what he just said, so he asked where we were again. I said, "in the silver car across the street. I can see you right now!"

We had a good laugh over that coincidence after I switched cars in the parking lot of a nearby office complex.


It's been a while (Facebook)

>> June 21, 2008

I've been pressing my parents (with the help of my parents' friends) to get a facebook for a while (actually it was mostly my parents friends work). It finally worked. My mom was not that hard to convince, because she saw that all her friends were getting facebook and having a great time. My dad was a little harder to coerce... it took the hard work of the Speers and the Stueves (actually, just them saying it was a facebook Scrabulous/Word Twist night) to convince him. Before he left I asked him if he was prepared for the onslaught of pressure. He replied that he knew they were going to try and force him to get a Facebook, but he thought he'd probably not ever update it, so he was prepared to try and get away without getting one. Turns out that if you didnt have a Facebook you wouldn't have any fun at the game night... so my dad got one. Everyone needs to comment him a lot so he will get the email notifications and actually get online every once in a while. And send him lots of geeky flair. I think I'll go send him flair RIGHT NOW! hmm... maybe something about a "bad sign" and a car driving off a cliff... or maybe something about World of Warcrack.


Useless Facts

>> May 29, 2008

» At -40 degrees Centigrade/Fahrenheit, a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.

» There are only four words in the English language that end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

» More than 2,500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.

» More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

» The tip of a 1/3-inch long hour hand on a wristwatch travels at 0.00000275 miles per hour.

» It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.

» The number of cars on the planet is increasing 3 times faster than the population growth.

» It took 1,175 animators working in Disney studios in Burbank, California, Orlando, Florida, and Paris, France to complete the animated Tarzan. Because of the time differences, production was able to occur around the clock for more than three years.

» Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

» In chess, there are 169,518,829,100,544,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the first ten moves.

» You use more calories eating celery than there are in the celery itself.

» There are 1 million ants for every person in the world.

» Odds of being killed by space debris - 1 in 5 billion.

» Odds of being killed by falling out of bed - 1 in 2 million.

» Termites eat through wood 2 times faster when listening to rock music.

» The Apollo 11 only had 20 seconds of fuel when it landed.

» 13 people are killed each year by vending machine's falling on them.

» Driving 55 miles (88 km) per hour instead of 65 miles (105 km) per hour increases your gas mileage by about 15%.

» There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee.

» Your brain weighs around 3 pounds. All but about ten ounces is water.

» A can of SPAM is opened every 4 seconds.

» There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

» The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 440 hours.

» The world record for rain boot tossing is 179.14 feet (54.60 m).

» More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money throughout the world.

» Sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 miles (161 km) an hour.

» If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

» The earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, tons.

» The average person laughs 15 times a day.

» When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds up to 3,000 miles (4827 km) per hour.

Courtesy of www.brainofbrian.com


Death Note

>> May 21, 2008

Ok, I thought I was a HUGE nerd and fangirl until I went to the special showing of Death Note, the live action movie of one of my favorite anime/mangas.

Chloe and I dragged Victor and Grant to the theater, bought our tickets, and chose a seat at the back of the theater, since the room was almost full even though it was 45 minutes before the show.

After waiting a while some guys came in and we overheard this: "Oh sure, we'll come to Death Note, NO ONE will come to Death Note! THE THEATER IS PACKED!"

When the movie started, all these fangirls started cheering for their favorite characters. It made me feel good about myself because I wasn't obsessed with the show.

So believe it or not, I'm not as geeky as you all thought!



>> May 14, 2008

Last class is tomorrow, but I still have to finish proofing my paper (which means getting my dad to proof it).

My dad can't read the paper until he puts my siblings to bed. But they won't go to bed.

I'm thisclose to being done with school for the summer, and I can't finish until after they go to bed.

Driving me crazy.


On Friday I'm going to see Chess again! YAY! I'll be silently bragging that I'm done with school.

I'm going to dinner with the cast.



>> May 11, 2008

School is almost over, and I can't concentrate at all.


I went to see my friends in Chess today. It was good. Very good. And they were very happy to see me. Colin volunteered a hug. So did Katherine. And Marina was wowed that I had no braces. I'm going again on Friday and going afterward to eat dinner.

Tomorrow I have to listen to Thomas Aquinas tapes all day tomorrow and write a paper after that... rawr-mrgh... death on toast.


I have come to realize...

>> May 7, 2008

I've come to realize that:
I'm ready to be done with school.


I've come to realize that, when I talk:
I tend to say stupid things


I've come to realize that I love:
summer break


Ive come to realize that my friends:
are usually there for me, even if it doesn't feel that way


I've come to realize that, I've lost:


I've come to realize that, I hate:
thinking I'm in love


I've come to realize that, marriage is:
going to be brilliant... in several years


I've come to realize that, somewhere, someone is thinking:
"I wonder what's for dinner?"


i've come to realize that, I'll always:
screw up something or another


I've come to realize that, I have a crush on:
someone maybe not very beautiful, but wonderful all the same


I've come to realize that, the last time I truly cried was:
when Eli denounced me as a friend


I've come to realize that, my cell phone:
runs out of batteries too fast


I've come to realize that, when I wake up in the morning:
it's later than I should have woken up, but I hate mornings, so I stay in bed


I've come to realize that, before I go to sleep at night:
I have to read something


I've come to realize that, right now I am thinking about:
how annoying my homework is and how I wish it would finish itself


I've come to realize that, I get on myspace:
way too often


I've come to realize, that today:
I will finish the City of God homework


I've come to realize, that tonight I will:
probably not get to go to American Idol night


I've come to realize that, my body is:
not perfect, but good enough


I've come to realize that, tomorrow I will have to:
go to Six Flags with my friends


I've come to realize that, this summer:
is going to be great. I will be so happy to not do schoolwork


I've come to realize that, this year:
I'm actually SUPER excited about summer.


I've come to realize that, people:
make mistakes quite often


I've come to realize that, love:
has not been made clear to me yet


I've come to realize that, this weekend i will:
visit my cousins' house and go see Chess.



Check it out

>> May 1, 2008

I know you might think I'm silly, but I like how these cassette tapes look... even though I really never used cassette tapes...



>> April 25, 2008

I'm waiting for my Naruto to download. I hope it works!

Anyway, America did a TERRIBLE job voting for American Idol.

The bottom two were Syesha and Carly, and Carly got voted off. It so should have been Brooke or Jason. I love Jason and his beautiful eyes, but he really needs to go now. My top 3 WERE David Cook, David Archuleta, and Carly Smithson, but now that CARLY got voted off (stupid America), I guess I'll have to add Syesha instead. David Archuleta will probably win, since he has such a huge fanbase, but I hope it will be David Cook.

Well, my Naruto is done downloading, so I'd better go.

Sorry for my rant.


Did Christianity Cause the Fall of Rome?

>> April 22, 2008

  • Paragraph 1: Describe the gods' protection of Priam before the altar as told by Virgil
  • Paragraph 2: Describe the kind of gods to whom Rome was content to entrust its protection
  • Paragraph 3: Describe the Christian view of history

I can sum up this whole assignment in one sentence:
Christianity did not cause the fall of Rome, it was the Roman religion.

I have no motivation to write this paper at all. How the crap am I supposed to fill three paragraphs with the information I have? I can't even think what to write in the introduction.

Why the heck does school have to run this long...
Of course, I should look at the bright side. I have only twelve hours of class time left, while public school has 5 1/2 five day weeks left... at eight hours a day! I shouldn't be complaining, but I have spring fever, and I have it BAD. I don't feel like doing anything at all, least of all preparing this paper and next week's five minute speech. At least I'm done with Math and Science.

I need to pray for motivation.



>> April 20, 2008

I get my braces off Wednesday morning.


Oh, and caramel corn


Wow... School is almost over

>> April 11, 2008

I just finished the last page in my biology workbook.

I'm sad. That means that Nathan and Eli are leaving PATH soon. That's along with Erik, Zoe, and the Duncans, the Moellendorfs, and Joslynn. Next year is going to be different. Way different. We'll have a new director and assistant director. A new treasurer, and an incomplete band. Not to mention, I'll be the last one of the people who were my friends when I came last year.

I'm really going to miss Eli and Nathan. At least we will still get together. Hopefully VERY often.

At least Chloe, Sophie, and Jessica are coming back. I won't be without old friends at PATH. I just don't know who will play electric guitar and bass. I should take up bass... I don't know.

One thing I know for sure. WALL-E. My biology alumni WILL go see it... even if I have to drag them with me, which I know I won't.

Pray for our co-op, with all the transitions, and new people, and old people leaving.


I can't sleep

>> April 2, 2008

so, yeah, its my birthday now.

i cant sleep...

I'm worried about finishing my homework

I wish my leaf collection would do itself.

I wish my paper would do itself.

i wish I could sleep.

I wonder what we'll do at my birthday party.

I didn't plan anything.

random fun my friends.


Yay. Another Serving of Geek

>> March 18, 2008

Yep. I play World of Warcraft. You may be thinking, how much more nerd can you get from me, well this is not the last of it.

This is me.
Name: Danae
Realm: Blood Furnace
Race: Human
Class: Mage
Specialty: FIRE ForTheWin


My Heart Longs for Pine Cove

>> March 16, 2008

Mercy is falling, is falling, is falling.
Mercy is falling like a sweet spring rain
Mercy is falling, is falling all over me!

HeyO! I receive your mercy
HeyO! I receive your grace
HeyO! I will dance forever more



Is He Depressed, or is He a Mess?

>> March 15, 2008

You might have already realized my inner nerd loves anime and World of Warcraft. Well, here is a funny spoof on one of my favorite animes, Naruto (that's right, be appalled). Be prepared to not understand anything... that is, if you're not Robert, Chloe, or Lauren.

Well there you have it. Hope you enjoyed that even if you didn't understand it.


Do I really have time for this? No.

>> February 27, 2008

101. My name is: Naomi
100. I was born in: This suburban city that I live in now
99. I am really: awkward
98. My cell phone company is: Well, if I had a phone it would be T-Mobile
97. My eye color is: blue
96. My shoe size is: 8 1/2
95. My ring size is: 6.5
94. My height is: 5' 6"
93. I am allergic to: Bermuda grass
92. I was born: April 2, 1993
91. I am annoyed by: The Aeneid
90. Last book you read: The last one I finished was the Odyssey, but right now I'm reading the Aeneid
89. My bed is: close to the ground
88: One thing you hate about yourself: right now? my hair
87. My favorite Holiday is: Thanksgiving
86. The perfect kiss: comes on the wedding
85. The last cd I bought were: I don't remember, probably the Little Shop soundtrack
84. Are you living at home: yes.
83. Do you have any siblings: oh, we all know I have too many (4)
82. Are your parents divorced: nope
81. What did you do yesterday: homework... I also played WoW for like 5 hours

:::I Believe In:::
80. Love at first sight: no
79. Luck: yes
78. Fate: no
77. Yourself: usually
76. Aliens: no
75. Heaven: yes
74. Hell: yes
73. Ghosts: no
72. Horoscopes: nope
71. Soulmates: yes

:::Which is Better:::
70. Hugs or Kisses: HUGE HUGS!! You better squeeze me tight
69. Gold or Silver: silver
68. Phone or Online: online
67. Red heads or Black haired: black
66. Blondes or Brunettes: brunette
65. Hot or cold: cold
64. Summer or winter: both
63. Fall or Spring: fall
62. Chocolate or vanilla: both
61. Night or Day: night
60. Oranges or Apples: oranges
59. Curly or Straight hair: curly

:::Here’s What I Think About::
58. Abortion: is the extinguishing of a baby's life... it's wrong
57. Backstabbers: get on my nerves..

:::Last time I:::
56.Had food? like 15 mins ago
55. Saw someone I haven’t seen in awhile: Thursday, I saw Robert
54. Cried in front of someone: Monday... I don't wanna tell the story
53. Who is the ditziest person you know: Elena
52. Who makes you laugh the most: Victor
51. The last movie I saw: The Bourne Supremacy
50. What I don’t understand is: hormones
49. Something I always really miss when I leave home is: the washing machine
48. The thing that I’m looking forward to the most: Piney Cove
47. The thing that I’m not looking forward to is: Giving a speech
46. Tomorrow: I have a boring class.
45. Today: I hate Virgil
44. Next Summer: I will go to Pine Cove!!!
43. Next Weekend: I have shows (COME!!)
42. People call me: Naomi, Na-Homie
41. The person who knows the most about me is: God
40. The most difficult thing to do is: make yourself stop having a crush on someone
39. I have gotten a speeding ticket: never
38.My zodiac sign is: aries
37. The first person i talked to today was: Mrs. Speer
36. First time you had a crush: 5th grade
35. The one person who i can’t hide things from: Jesus
34. Last time someone said something you were thinking: yesterday
33. Right now I am talking to: myself
32. What is your dream job? physicist
31. First real job: not yet... I can get one when I turn 15
30. I have/will get a job: yes
29. I have these pets: Denali (great dane), Pépe, María (cats, Lacey (Victor's tarantula), Vizzini (Joel's guinea pig), and 2 gerbils (also Joel's)
28. I wish: Summer break were here.
27. The worst sound in the world: styrofoam squeaking, Chak squeaking, chewing with the mouth open
26. The person that makes me cry the most is? I don't know
25. Best sound in the world: laughter
24. Person[s] that makes you happy: PCT kids
23. Florida or Hawaii: Florida
22. My favorite piece of clothing: my new skinny jeans and all my feminine cut t-shirts
21. Last time I cried: Monday
20. My friends are: the bomb.com
19. My computer is: not mine
18. The school I go to is: my house
17. Last person I got mad at: Timothy
16. The all-time best movie is: Hey! I like a lot of movies, DONT MAKE ME PICK
15. The all-time best feeling in the world is: satisfaction
14. I lose all respect for people who: lie.
13. The movie I cried at was: Bridge to Terebithia
12. TV channels you watch: ABC, Disney (still...)
11. Favorite web site: myspace
10. I like/love: Many, many ladies and gentlemen who are my acquaintances.
9. The worst pain I was ever in was: I can't remember... I blocked it out of my memory
8. My favorite word is: onomatopoeia and hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
7. My room is: Orange
6. My favorite celebrity is: Johnny Depp, Jennifer Garner
5. My weakness is: If there were no hormones, I would have no weakness... idk
4. What I like about the opposite sex is: eyes and personality
3. Who broke your heart: My mother (long story... actually it wasn't her... literally)
2. One thing that makes you feel great is: getting a bear hug
1. One person that you wish you could see right now: Chloe


I've Got a Mouth that Wants to Sing!

>> February 11, 2008

I really wanted to be in the worship band class this semester at PATH, but I had Algebra.
The people in band wanted me to sing with them, so I made a compromise:

In our two hour algebra class we usually finish running through our lessons like 15 minutes into the second hour, so the teachers from both classes are letting me go to most of the worship class!

Today I sang in front of the whole co-op. It was so much fun. Kind of scary, but satisfying.


One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

>> February 10, 2008

This is a transcription of my favorite Dr. Seuss.

One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish,
Black fish, Blue fish, Old fish, New fish.
This one has a littlecar.
This one has a little star.
Say! What a lot of fish there are.
Yes. Some are red, and some are blue.
Some are old and some are new.
Some are sad, and some are glad,
And some are very, very bad.
Why are they sad and glad and bad?
I do not know, go ask your dad.
Some are thin, and some are fat.
The fat one has a yellow hat.
From there to here,
From here to there,
Funny things are everywhere.
Here are some who like to run.
They run for fun in the hot, hot sun.
Oh me! Oh my! Oh me! oh my!
What a lot of funny things go by.
Some have two feet and some have four.
Some have six feet and some have more.
Where do they come from? I can't say.
But I bet they have come a long, long way.
we see them come, we see them go.
Some are fast. Some are slow.
Some are high. Some are low.
Not one of them is like another.
Don't ask us why, go ask your mother.

Say! Look at his fingers!
One, two, three...
How many fingers do I see?
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
He has eleven!
Eleven! This is something new.
I wish I had eleven too!

Bump! Bump! Bump!
Did you ever ride a Wump?
We have a Wump with just one hump.
But we know a man called Mr. Gump.
Mr. gump has a seven hump Wump. So...
If you like to go Bump! Bump!
Just jump on the hump of the Wump of Gump

Who am I? My name is Ned
I do not like my little bed.
This is no good. This is not right.
My feet stick out of bed all night.
And when I pull them in, Oh, Dear!
My head sticks out of bed up here!

We like our bike. It is made for three.
Our Mike sits up in back, you see.
We like our Mike, and this is why:
Mike does all the work when the hills get high.

Hello there, Ned. How do you do?
Tell me, tell me what is new?
How are things in your little bed?
What is new? Please tell me Ned.
I do not like this bed at all.
a lot of things have come to call.
A cow, a dog, a cat, a mouse.
Oh! What a bed! Oh! What a house!

Oh dear, oh dear! I cannot hear.
Will you please come over near?
Will you please look in my ear?
There must be something there, I fear.
Say look! A bird was in your ear.
But he is out. So have no fear.
Again your ear can hear, my dear.

My hat is old, my teeth are gold.
I have a bird I like to hold.
My shoe is off, my foot is cold.
My shoe is off, my foot is cold.
I have a bird I like to hold.
My hat is old, my teeth are gold.
And now my story is all told.

We took a look. We saw a Nook.
On his head he had a hook.
On his hook he had a book.
On his book was "How to Cook"
We saw him sit and try to cook
But a Nook can't read, so a Nook can't Cook.
What good to a Nook is a hook cook book?

the moon was out and we saw some sheep.
We saw some sheep take a walk in their sleep.
by the light of the moon, by the light of a star;
They walked all night from near to far.
I would never walk. I would take a car.

I do not like this one so well.
all he does is yell, yell, yell.
I will not have this one about.
When he comes in I put him out.
This one is quiet as a mouse.
I like to have him in the house.

At our house we open cans.
We have to open many cans.
and that is why we have a Zans.
A Zans for cans is very good.
Have you a Zans for cans? You should.

I like to box. How I like to box.
So every day I box a Gox.
In yellow socks I box my Gox.
I box in yellow Gox box socks.

It is fun to sing if you sing with a Ying.
My Ying can sing like anything.
I sing high and my Ying sings low.
And we are not too bad, you know.

this one, I think, is called a Yink.
he likes to wink, he likes to drink.
He likes to drink, and drink, and drink.
the thing he likes to drink is ink.
The ink he likes to drink is pink.
He likes to wink and drink pink ink.
If you have a lot of ink,
you should get a Yink, I think.

Hop, hop, hop! I am a Yop
All I like to do is hop,
From finger top to finger top.
I hop from left to right and then...
Hop, hop! I hop right back again.
I like to hop all day and night.
From right to left and left to right.
Why do I like to hop, hop, hop?
I do not know. Go ask your Pop.

Brush, brush, brush, brush
Comb, comb, comb, comb
Blue hair is fun to brush and comb.
All girls who like to brush and comb,
Should have a pet like this at home.

Who is this pet? Say! He is wet.
You never yet met a pet, I bet,
As wet as they let this wet pet get.

Did you ever fly a kite in bed?
did you ever walk with ten cats on your head?
Did you ever milk this kind of cow?
Well, we can do it. We know how.
If you never did, you should.
These things are fun, and fun is good.

Hello, hello. Are you there?
Hello! I called you up to say hello.
I said Hello.
Can you hear me, Joe?
Oh no, I cannot hear your call.
I cannot hear your call at all.
This is not good, and I know why.
A mouse has cut the wire, goodbye!

From near to far, from here to there,
Funny things are everywhere.
These yellow pets are called the Zeds.
They have one hair upon their heads.
Their hair grows fast. So fast they say,
They need a haircut every day.

Who am I? My name is Ish
On my hand I have a dish.
I have this dish to help me wish.
When I wish to make a wish
I wave my hand with a big swish swish.
Then I say, "I wish for fish!"
And I get fish right on my dish.
If you wish to make a wish,
you may swish for fish with my Ish wish dish.

At our house we play out back.
We play a game called ring the Gack.
Would you like to play this game?
Come down! We have the only Gack in town.

Look what we found in the park in the dark.
We will take him home, we will call him Clark.
He will live at our house, he will grow and grow.
Will our mother like this? We don't know.

And now, Good night.
It is time to sleep
So we will sleep with our pet Zeep.
Today is gone. Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.
Every day, from here to there.
funny things are everywhere.



ok. So I made a Quiz:

>> February 8, 2008

Check it out:

The Quiz of Utter Randomness

Warning: the quiz is very random and might be pretty hard for some people, so don't be disappointed if you get a low score.

Some of the questions are quite strange.


My Adventure at the Orthodontics

>> February 5, 2008

Yesterday I had an appointment for my braces at Baylor College of Dentistry. I got out of Biology half an hour early at 2:30 and headed for Dallas. When I got there, the office was dreadfully busy, on account of it being free screening day. My appointment was at 3:00, but there were so many people there that I didn't get in until 3:20. When Dr. Nguyen finally got to me, she looked at my mouth, and her supervising doctor looked at my mouth, and they said that they needed to use a laser to cut away some extra gum tissue overlapping my back molars.

When they asked me to get my mom, I looked out the door and she wasn't there! Now about this time I realized that the time of month had come to use feminine products. I had forgotten my purse, so i had to go to the bathroom and find something else to use until I found my mom. When I went back to the office, Mommy was there, and she gave me one, and then went into the office to talk to my doctor.

My mom said it was o.k. to use the laser, so the doctors numbed me up (oh, how I hate those shots) and started up the laser. It was so weird to see smoke coming from my own mouth, along with a not-so-pleasant smell (sorry for the gruesome details). Afterward, they gave me some antibacterial mouthwash and told me they needed me in TWO WEEKS! I also figured out that they are going to give me more rubber bands to do something with my teeth (now, rubber bands are the most painful things in the world). I figure these close appointments are o.k., because my doctor is pregnant and is trying to get my braces off before she delivers, but they never have any 4:00 appointments left, and I can't change the day of the week my appointments are on, so I ALWAYS seem to have to miss Biology, which is my favorite class. Oh well, at least it's not Chemistry, because I like chemistry even more than biology.


Ack. Worldviews

>> January 31, 2008

Be prepared for a rather lengthy rant about Plato.

This morning is the morning I go to Worldviews class for three hours. At least this time it will be something worth listening to for the first half of class. The past few weeks have been really boring, especially for the first half of class. Mrs. Stewart was reading Plato's republic, and for about the first hour, none of us have our books because they are getting graded, so Mrs. Stewart just gave us the answers. It is really hard for me to listen to something that boring since I'm a visual/kinetic learner, so I just wouldn't try to concentrate because, what's the point, I can't write the answers down! For the next half of class, we had our books, so I listened to that part because I could write the answers. I told my dad about this, and he said I should try to listen, but I told him I couldn't, it was too boring and she was giving us the answers anyway. So he lectured me about how I should listen even though there's no point to... But if I can't gather the answers by listening (since I obviously don't know the questions themselves), why listen? Oh. Another thing about Plato is that while some of his ideas may be OK, others are just plain STUPID! I mean, having a parent not even know who their kid is... wow... sometimes I think Plato must have been insane. NOT TO MENTION, he was GAY... ew.

It's a good thing we're done with Plato's Republic, or else I might have an even longer rant next time. If you've even bothered reading to this point, you either like laughing at rants or you actually care what I think. Also, some of my readers (Chloe for example) might sympathize with me, knowing exactly how I feel. I just can't wait for this class to be over for the summer.


Haha!! Best Show EVER!

>> January 30, 2008

You might have heard, but I'm in the Princess Bride with PCT. We are the first people to legally reproduce the movie on stage. (Stueves, do y'all want to come, by the way?) The Princess Bride is a movie I could not get tired of if I watched it every day for a week. I've even memorized most of the lines (if only it were that easy to memorize bible verses...).

What's more, I have the best scene in the movie.


Of course, Jamey changed it a little to accommodate the wonderful acting of four girls. Instead of Miracle Max and Valerie, it's Miracle Maxine, Valerie, and Malorie. I'm Malorie, and am single cast (I'm on all 12 shows). Our scene is by far my favorite in the entire play.

On a heavier note, here are the dates of the show:

February 22 @ 7:15
February 23 @ 2:15
February 23 @ 7:15
February 24 @ 2:15

February 29 @ 7:15
March 1 @ 2:15
March 1 @ 7:15
March 2 @ 2:15

March 6 @ 7:15 (this is a Thursday)
March 7 @ 7:15
March 8 @ 2:15
March 8 @ 7:15

The show will be at the PCT theater @ Custer and 15th street.

let me know if you want to come.

P.S. Mrs. Stueve said she wanted to help with set build. Set build is February 17. I don't know what time that will be yet. If you still want to come, I'll let you know. We need all the help we can get.


It's Been a While. (Family Force 5)

>> January 26, 2008

But here I am again.

This weekend I went to a concert with Corinn and Nancy for Corinn's birthday.

My mom told me they were going to pick me up from school at 11:30, so I left class at the expected time and set to waiting. However, someone had told Nancy to leave her house at 12:00, so I sat waiting for 45 minutes for them to come. My class got out at 12, and my friends were mad at me for not coming back. When the Purdys finally got there, we headed straight for the airport and met my dad, who gave us our tickets for the plane. I promptly put mine in my purse.

We went into the airport and got through security, but when we got to the gate, I realized that my ticket was NOT in my purse like I had thought, so we had to call my dad, who had left his phone at home. I called his cell first, and he didn't answer, so then I called his work phone. He rushed out to Nancy's van, found the tickets, and headed to the airport from HQ. He got to the gate with my tickets JUST as the door was closed, so we just barely missed our plane. We listed for the next flight, but it was full, so we had to wait for the next flight. That flight was full too, so we listed for the next flight, the one that left at 5:30. We made that one, but we got to the venue after the concert had started.

Family Force Five's merchandise girl, Chloe (who is a good friend of the Purdys), ran out and gave us hugs. She thought we had died, because Nancy had turned her phone off. The concert was great. Chloe let us go with the "golden ticket" people to the very front of the stage to watch FF5, so we were staring up all their noses, and Derek (Chapstique) almost hit Corinn in the head with his guitar. I got some great pictures. After that we went to the merchandise counter, only to find Chloe had gotten a nosebleed.

The Purdys and I ran the merch counter, hoping that Chloe would come back soon. She didn't come back. Her nose bled for 30 whole minutes. In the meantime, the credit card machine wasn't working, so we were desperately trying to get it to work, while asking for people who had cash on hand to buy first. The lighting guy, Zach, came and tried to fix the machine, but it required a password, so he had to go ask Josh (Fatty) what it was. We finally fixed the machine, and finished selling. The rush was over when Chloe finally came back. After everyone left, we helped pack up the merch counter... (that took a really long time). Afterward, we went to the tour bus and talked with the band some.

Overall, it turned out fine, but I felt bad for forgetting my tickets. My mom says that God probably worked it out just the way it needed to be. For example, we made it in time to save Chloe's butt when she had that nosebleed. She says God probably let me forget my ticket to protect us from something. If we look at the facts, I thought about letting Nancy keep my tickets, but I didn't. If I had remembered about my dad forgetting his cell phone, I would have called his work phone instead, and he might have made it. My dad had to wait at like four traffic lights, if it had been just a little bit fewer, he would have made it. Even before we got the itinerary, my mom thought about telling us to try for the flight before the one we did, but she didn't. The way God works is truly amazing. He can use our human errors for his good.


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