Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nothing much

I had planned on writing something but I found this on my friend Elisebeths blog and thought I would share.

http://trufriends4evur.blogspot.com/2010/11/sunday-sillies_28.html

Seriously, I am just so grateful for my friends!

Oh and ignore the ridiculously bad pictures...we just aren't that photogenic of a group. Shame really...but we sure laugh about it enough. So I guess it's a good thing.

Friday, November 26, 2010

5 Question Friday

Before I crash from exhaustion, I thought I should quickly take part of 5 Question Friday!

1. What is your favorite part of a Thanksgiving meal?

Green Bean Casserole! Yummy. Sure I love the stuffing, and the mashed potatoes but that green bean casserole tops them all!


2. Are you a host or a guest for Thanksgiving this year?
A guest. We head on over to my Aunts house to celebrate thanksgiving with all my moms siblings and my cousins. Its tons of fun!



3. When you think of one Thanksgiving tradition, what comes to mind?
Laying out our plan for black Friday shopping, after eating an amazing thanksgiving dinner. I love thinking about shopping on Black Friday




4. You have two pieces of pie in front of you and you HAVE to eat one...do you choose pumpkin or pecan?
Pumpkin pie! I hate anything related to pecans.



5. Are you a Black Friday Shopper?
Yes I am! It has become a tradition between my mom and I. I love everything(except the cold) about that day, even the ridiculous lines! I think it might be my favorite day of the year.

Black Friday

I've pre-scheduled this post because I knew I would be shopping already!!

It's tradition for my Mom and I to be standing in front of the doors to open at 3am at whatever store.

I love this bonding with my Mom. I'm most likely going to crash when I get home after a full day of shopping but it will be totally worth it!

Oh and I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Im still stuffed from all the turkey, mashed potatoes, and desserts! Yummy

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Friends

Yesterday, after school, my friend Sarah and I got bored and put our heads together. Which of course led to many laughs, embarrassing moments( We were just joking Tarl!), and brilliant ideas. All this happened in an hour and a half while sitting at one table in the commons.

Oh and sorry Sydney...you were the main reason for our laughs and brilliant ideas. Once you get over what we did you will find it hilarious...one day!

"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same."


-Elbert Hubbard

I really love my friends! They have brought many laughs, memories, and interesting times.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The time has come....

Every year for the past 3 there has come a time when I get into a Gilmore Girls mood. What is the Gilmore Girls mood, you might ask? It occurs when you start replaying scenes in your head when you suppose to be studying for a test, you start quoting your favorite lines, and start talking really fast.

It all began 3 years ago on Christmas day when my mother bought me season 1 of Gilmore Girls because it was on sale. I remember seeing commercials on TV but I never actually saw an episode. So I popped in the 1st DVD and have never turned back. My butt was planted on the couch the rest of my days off. I even slept on the couch! It was that addicting. I ended up borrowing the rest of the seasons and finished them in 10 days. I had a serious problem. Once I watched the last episode...I was so sick of Gilmore Girls it was ridiculous! Oh and my mother complained about how fast I was talking. It happens if you watch the show enough.

Two years ago, during the summer the mood started! I couldn't ignore it! I popped in the 1st season and sat on my butt until I finished all the seasons once again. But when I finished the last episode..I couldn't stand the show!

Well guess what mood has come up once again!? Yes, the Gilmore Girls mood. Thank goodness I have off for thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Not to shabby

Biology on Tuesday

Half day on Wednesday

Thanksgiving on Thursday

Black Friday on well of course Friday

Sleep in on Saturday

Church on Sunday

This week should be relaxing and fun at the same time!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Getting things off my chest

1) I re-vamped my blog this weekend. Made it more holiday friendly. I once again added music. I originally took that feature down because I heard people don't like clicking on a blog and music blaring. I think music shows a lot about personality...so I put it back on. Sorry if you don't like...but it is my blog.

2) Things haven't gotten better with my church life. It's partly my fault though. I went today and of course my pastor tried making conversation by asking "Learn anything important today with my sermon?" it was of course about forgiveness or at least that's what the bulletin said. I was actually plotting my way out of listening to him speak during the entire sermon! This makes me sound like a horrible rebellious christian teen but my pastor has put me through hell the past couple of years. I've lost respect for the man. Back to my story...I was in a bad mood because of him and said "No not really" and walked away. I should of acted more mature but I've had it with him! Forgiving him over and over again is becoming harder and harder.

3) I bet a few of you are wondering why we haven't left this church if the pastor is so bad. Our church is small with about 30 people on a good Sunday. Oh and don't get my started on why our church is 10 years old and has shrunk not grown..might have something to do with the pastor! My parents have talked about leaving even though we are a staple family. We hold bible study at our home on Wednesdays, my dad runs the sound board on Sundays, and a few of the teens work for my dad. Cutting the ties would be difficult. Plus my parents love the people, they become like family after a while and I'm the only one with real problems with my pastor.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Betrayed

I'm pissed off! Whenever I try doing something good it always turns around and makes me look bad! It all started last Wednesday...

Last Wednesday my pastors daughter showed up at my house drunk. She was mumbling something about my phone charger, smelled like she has been drinking all day, and could barely stand up straight. I tried having her sit down and chill out but she refused.

My little sister was home and starting talking with her. She got mad and started swearing at my little sister. Alexis(my sister) walked away about to cry. I told Alicia to stay put and went after her. My sister asked Why Alicia was acting so weird and I told her that she was drunk and to just leave her alone.  

When I got back by Alicia she has once again saying something about her phone charger. Apparently her phone had died and she wanted to charge it. I kept telling her I didn't have the same charger. She got angry and randomly found this metal rod laying around. She was demanding I either let her use my phone or get her a charger. I tried grabbing the rod but she ended up hitting me with it. My little sister trying to act all tough grabbed a plastic toy sword and was distracting her. I was getting freaked out that my sister was playing swords with a drunk person!

Alicia eventually got bored and decided to leave. I tried stopping her from drinking and driving but she is bigger then me and I couldn't stop her.

I had a hard time deciding if I was going to tell my parents or not. I eventually decided Alicia needed help and I couldn't just stand by any more. I told them and they went to her dad/my pastor.

The next Wednesday my pastors wife took my Mom aside. She told my mom that Alicia had denied everything and I was lying about it. My Mom was furious that they were calling me a liar and letting their daughter get away with this!

I love Alicia like a sister. We have grown up going to the same church since I was 5. I've seen the good and the bad..mostly the bad lately. Ive listened to her complain, brag,..Ive even partied with her! Except showing up at my house drunk and going after my sister was crossing the line.

I'm not sure why her parents are in denial about it. I had nothing to gain by telling my parents and showing them the bruises. My relationship with my pastor was once great and then it got bumpy and has never gone back to normal. At this point I feel betrayed by my church family and hurt once again. I feel like I always get blamed and Alicia gets away with it all. I even told my best friend Shannon(attends my church too) that chances are she would blame me for lying.

I'm angry, and hurt by someone that isn't suppose to do that!

Friday, November 19, 2010

5 Question Friday

1. What Christmas song do you loathe?
Hmmm.... ANY slow drawn out hymn style Christmas's songs. I like upbeat, sing-a-long Christmas songs!



2. Do you and your significant other cuddle at night or sleep on opposite sides of the bed?
I don't have a significant other but my cat does sleep with me!! I pet him while I finish up reading whatever book/finish a TV show and then I kick him to the end of the bed. Which he then stays till sometime in the middle of the night.


3. Have you ever had surgery?
I've had surgery on my foot in 8th grade. That's about it...my wisdom teeth are coming in though..I guessing I'm going to have to get those bad boys pulled out.


4. When do you typically have your holiday shopping done?
I buy gifts last minute even though I always have the intention to buy periodically throughout the year. It just doesn't happen! So I end up scrambling last minute picking up items.



5. If money were not an issue (and you HAD to pick something), what would your ultimate luxury item be?
Daily back messages! Oh I would be in heaven....or a Starbucks in my house!! I couldn't possibly choose between those two things!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Randomness at its finest.

1) I handed in my 2nd semester school schedule already! It seems like yesterday I began my high school journey. Time sure flies when you're having fun...if you think of school as fun.



 2) Ive been busy editing pictures lately. I think I might be addicted!  Do I have enough talent to become a photographer? In case I feel a career change sometime in the future..important to have something to fall back on!


 3) I wont have my fantastic English class next semester. Not looking for to spending time with all those other people I don't like. Oh well!




Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dont become like me

Today I was talking with my 20 year old cousin who loves 1500 miles away from me. I see her every couple of years and we at the most talk on facebook once a month. We were talking about halloween and somewhere down the line she throws out the line I hear way to often "Don't become like me." It got me thinking about how we feel the need to throw that line at people in any circumstance. In person, online, in an email...or however you communicate.

 I must admit I have used them a few to many times myself but that still doesn't mean I like them or even understand why I used them! I don't get how someone acts the way they do but still feels the need to have that disclaimer. If you really don't like the way you are heading then change! Sure, telling someone that you can act in that manner but you don't want them to go down the same road is considerate...maybe.

Do we really not want them to end up like us? I mean seriously we act like ourselves all the time and don't change...and we seem fine most of the time. But we don't want them ending up like us. Makes total sense! Not. I also find it strange that I'm totally guilty of saying "Don't become like me" and I don't even understand why I'm saying that. Sure, I don't want them to act like me but I don't want to change either.

Sorry if I seem to be laying it all out. This subject has just been on my mind lately and I'm more confused then ever!

Can anybody explain it?

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Team


"A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take."


- Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.

Oh and this is my 300th post!!! I'm poor so I couldn't buy a gift for a giveaway which I had originally planned to do! Sorry

Friday, November 12, 2010

5 Question Friday

1. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?
When I was around eight I slammed my arm in a van sliding door. Before they had nice automatic sliding doors that stop when it hits something.




2. How much sleep do you get at night?
It differs everyday. If I have a test the next morning I get around 5, if I have nothing to do I get more hours....Saturdays when I don't have anything to do I get 10+ hours..which really consists of all of Saturday and nothing of Friday night. I'm a night owl.





3. How long did you believe in Santa Claus? How did you find out that he does not exist?
My parents took the magic of Christmas away from me...and never told me Santa even existed!



4. What was the last movie you saw in a theater?
The Sorcerers Apprentice....I think...I really dont even remember!



5. What do you wear to bed?
Winter/Fall- Sweatpants with a long sleeve basketball camp shirt from NMU.
Spring/Summer- Skimpy shorts(or at least thats what my friends call it) and a slutty(once again my friends) tank top.

The things that happen in English Class

Caution many things that occur are because of the minds of teenagers...especially guy teens. Good Times.

Conversation about how Shannon's Mom tries to hide the dying of her hair

Shannon: And they think I don't know what they are doing in my parents bedroom!

Nick: Ummm....WHAT!?

Shannon: I mean bathroom...they dont think I know what happens in my parents bathroom!

Rae: That doesn't sound any better!

Telling our answers about the questions asked

Mrs.P: Whats your answer Nick.

Nick: Don't do it in public

Mrs.P: Don't do IT in public?

Nick: That's what Drew said!

Drew: I was kidding....i didn't really know!

Mrs.P: Well....ummmm.....(trying really hard not to laugh)

*Bell Rings*

Mrs. P: Just get out of here!

Beowulf Movie

*Sex scene comes on*

Mrs. P: (Pauses Movie) I forgot this scene was in here!!!

*She tries moving on to the next scene but the movie isn't cooperating. So we just sit there while the screen is frozen on a witch on top of Beowulf for about 15 seconds...which felt like forever*

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

English

Reasons why English is my favorite class this semester!

  • We have such a small class! I think we have like 10 people...and I like the majority of them!

  • We have lots of cliques in our school. And all the other cliques aren't in my English class...just mine and the best guy group! Seriously, all the other guys in our class are annoying, stupid, and think they are so cool..except Nick, Drew, and Grant. They are really nice and funny! They always make the class more entertaining!

  • Our teacher is really nice too! She lets us talk about random subjects and sometimes chimes in with a funny comment. I'm sure we have hit about every subject that would be awkward to talk about around a teacher...most of them even involved our English subject!

I'm going to be really sad when we change our schedules next semester! I look forward to this class every day!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Nun

I love the creativity of my friends!!
They created a life sized nun poster for a school project....about Nuns and Monks!

And then decided to take random pictures with "Sister Nancy"

                                            And annoy me with her while I was working on my project.

At that is Nick...apparently he is her Prom date.

High School is very interesting!

Friday, November 5, 2010

5 Question Friday

1. If you could have any talent and turn it into an occupation, what would it be?
I always wanted to be musical....or at least be able to read notes!!! But I'm not and I have to live with listening to music that I cant make even if I wanted too! But since this is a hypothetical question I would want to be a singer...like Taylor Swift! Everyone loves Taylor.


2. Would you rather have a house at the beach or a cabin in the woods?
On the beach...end of story!

3. Is there any meaning or reasoning for the names you chose for your child/children?
I don't have children and the names I do like don't follow a pattern at all. They are unique though...would that be considered a pattern?


4. What is your guilty pleasure? (I know we've done this one before, but I'm guessing people's "guilty pleasures" change frequently. At least, mine do!)
Starbucks...it will be until I do...or find a new one. Either way at the moment it is Starbucks. I spend way to much money there!


5. Do you live in a house that is deep cleaned or straightened?
Mostly straighted. Every once in a while we will do a deep clean...but we have more important things to do...like blog.

My Little Sister

This is...

my little sister...


playing softball

this past summer!


She is a great little sister...



sometimes! =)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

American Pie

A few days ago I was talking to my favorite German foreign exchange student. I asked her if Germans liked Americans and what they thought about us and this is how she responded...

Salome: Yes, Germans like Americans!

Me: That's good because I heard some countries don't like us.

Salome: Germans just think you are like the movie American Pie!

Jaci (My eavesdropping friend)- THE MOVIE!?

Salome: Yes the movie!!

Jaci and Me: Hahahahahahahahahahaha

Me: Well make sure when you go back to tell them we aren't like that! That's not considered a good movie!

Salome: What? That's such a good movie!

Me: So if Germans think that's a good movie...then we aren't considered bad?

Salome: Yes, just weird and inappropriate!

I think it's hilarious how they think we are like that movie!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010


 This halloween wasnt like I imagined it would be. I had a band/choir concert that happened to start 45 minutes after trick-or-treating began.

 I did get to sit and pass out candy while my mom was in the shower...except I ate the majority of it myself. The 4 tractors that drove by apparently dont stop for candy and a little girl was throwing a fit so her mom picked her up and walked away from my house. So sad =(

So when I arrived at the concert we find out that we are missing 2 people in band!! Wanna guess what they play?

Ill just tell ya....bass drum and crash symbals...if you dont know what those are just google them. You will understand why it's a big deal that they werent there. So we ended up pulling 2 choir kids to play for us. You should of seen their faces! I would of been terrified too! Playing the loudest intruments when you have no idea what you are doing is interesting. Oh and I was paired up with a foreign exchange student that had no idea what she was playing. That was fun!!
These pictures are of the windows in Culvers that the Art Club in my school painted! It was tons of fun!

I swore I would never say this but.....

No matter how many times I complained, whined, mocked, or just flat out decided I was done with volleyball!

I will always miss the team that I shared so many memories with!


Blazers Volleyball 2010 Season...will be missed..even though I wont admit it to them!