Sunday, February 27, 2011


Well, I have been out of touch for quite some time, huh? For the longest time, I didn't come on here, or even go through my to-read blogs. When I finally went on Google Reader, I had over 160 blog posts to go through. I'm fairly ashamed to say that I didn't even read a single one of them, but instead, marked them all as read, and went on my merry way.

Thankfully, I think I'm finally getting back in the swing of things. I'm starting to check up on Google Reader every day,and I'm keeping up with the blogs I truly missed while I was away.

If I were asked why I left the blogging sphere for awhile, all I would be able to do would be to shrug my shoulders and ponder this myself for a few brief minutes. I'm very unsure of what happened. I just sort of fell out of reading blogs. I became very busy in many activities, and when I did have free time, I was too worn out to spend some time sitting down and reading fantastic blogs that I would have otherwise loved to have read.

For this, I'm truly sorry.

And, I'm proud to say, I'm making my way back. I'm reading blogs again, though cutting out ones that I never really read in the first place. Hopefully, this will help when I don't see that number on my Google Reader (I just have to thank my brother for showing me this wonderful invention, it really helps a ton) skyrocket. I already cut out some blogs, and there are a few more I'm considering throwing out as well, though there are SEVERAL that I couldn't part with if I tried. The Ginger Files (though that's partially because it's my teacher's blog), Jumble Mash, Tickets for Two (which I was very sad to see that she is taking a break for while), Simple Dude in a Complex World, and Dribble..... are just some of the ones I am most excited about reading and keeping up with once again.

So, basically, I'm back! Hope you're all as happy as I am about this return


Random Thought: I've been thinking about getting a tumblr recently....if only to follow a bunch of artblogs of people I watch on DeviantArt. I'm still thinking about it....but if I decide on getting one, I'll be sure to post a link here~

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Takes a trip down Memory Lane... know how to get one Your Future street.

I've always been the one who got good grades. The first time one of my grades dropped to a C my mom kind of flipped. She and my dad have always been part of the reason for my grades. They've always had higher expectations for my education than many other students in my grade. The thing is, neither of them are especially smart. Don't get me wrong, it's not like they're stupid or anything. They both went to college. They just didn't have it, you know? Maybe that's why they pushed my education so much. They didn't want me to end up like them, stuck behind an office desk all day, going to a job I never really planned out for myself nor really wanted. With a good education, I could be what I wanted, go to college where I wanted, and actually have control of my long as what I wanted would lead to a good life, the college wasn't a community college (preferably a university), and having control wouldn't mean totally wrecking.

I keep talking like this has all already happened, as if I've already gone through college, moved out, and made something of myself, but none of that's true. I'm just a junior in high school, who happens to be thinking about the future, and, more importantly, potential colleges.

It seems to me, that whenever I start thinking about the future, I have to look back at the past. I mean, you can't go somewhere new without checking to see where you've already been, right? So, as I get ready for some new experiences, I can't help but reminisce about the ones I've already had.

I can still remember in preschool, at nap-time, one specific teacher always came to rub my back, and when she did, she would tell me the story of Cinderella. It happened every day, and every day I would lie there waiting for her to get to me. It was something I looked forward to every day.

I still remember the rocket ship game we played in Kindergarten, lying on out backs and listening to the record.

I still remember in second grade, having a teacher that my brother had had as well, who also happened to live down the street from out house (where he still lives today. I often wave when I drive past him and he's out doing yard work).

I still remember winning the Mother's Day essay contest in third grade and having my mother show up and surprise me.

I remember the first day of fourth grade, when I met my friend, Duck (names have been changed for safety/privacy). I'll tell you right now, we met in a very strange fashion. But I won't go into details right now.

I remember sewing a pillow for my fifth grade teacher that had dogs on it, because I knew how much she liked dogs.

Sixth grade, I remember having a locker for the first time.

In seventh grade, I remember having the Academic Olympics. You were assigned to a certain teacher/country. You would take academic tests and win "medals" for winning them. It was a lot of fun.

In eight grade, I remember being a part of the book club and having treats every time we had a meeting.(Oh, how I miss book club!)

Freshman year, I remember having my first serious (well, for high school) boyfriend. I remember spending Valentine's Day with him (sort of. Long story). I remember watching NCIS for the first time at his house. I remember playing with his cat, Motor, whom I miss terribly. I remember eating pasta at his house...a LOT. I remember playing guitar hero with him. Well, let's just say I remember a lot about him, and us.

Then, Sophomore year, I remember him breaking my heart. (Don't worry, I'm all good now) Basically, that was a sad year for me, at least for a little while.

Now, I'm here in my Junior year. And I am all-too ready to get to college. I know. I know. I still have a year and a half left before college, but I still cannot wait. It's an exciting thing for me, thinking about what college life will be like.

But I think, more than anything else, I'm really just excited for the freedom it will give me.

So, yeah. Hope you enjoyed this little trip through my life. I know it took a lot of thought on my part, so...I REALLY hope it didn't get too annoying.


Random Thought: I feel like this post isn't as good, considering how long I spent on it...oh well...Oh! and my friend got me gum for Christmas! How awesome is that?! (and a mixed CD)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 6

Day 6: Something you hope you never have to do.

This one took a bit of thinking, but in the end I decided to just go with a fairly obvious choice. I hope I never have to sit in a tub full of worms.

It would be disgusting.

...That's about it.

Oh! I also hope I never have to choose between my boyfriend/fiancee/husband and my friends. If I ever had to make that choice, I don't know what I would do with myself.

Anyway. I'm just letting you guys know that I'm actually working on a blog post, and a fairly long one at that. I'll go ahead and say it; this thing is basically making me go through my life, starting with step 1. Hope you enjoy reading it whenever I get finished and post it.


Random Thought:...Honestly? I got nothing.....ILIKECHOCOLATE!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Teeth update


For those who didn't know, I had braces.
As of yesterday, not anymore.
Which is, completely exciting, especially considering I had had them on for...about 4 years and 10 months....and only two pieces of gum in all the time....Obviously it was awful.
Well, now I have to wear a retainer, which isn't so bad; I just can't talk with it in. Seriously, all my 's's turn into 'sh's. I literally cannot use a 'th' sound, and making my 't's not sound like 'd's without totally enunciating is just plain out.


I am still happy.

After all, what's life without gum? And soda? And hard candy? And caramel?
But mostly gum.


Random Thought: My friend got herself an Ipod Touch this weekend, which is awesome, because she is so musically deprived, this is my chance to help her learn to love the world of music. (Once, I asked if she ever listened to Three Days Grace and she replied with a "Who?"...I almsot died.)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

What I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving

Yes, that's right, I'm jumping the Thanksgiving bandwagon!
So, here's a list of everything I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving:

1.) A great family that I'm able to spend this holiday with. Everybody's gathering at my grandma's house, just like every year, and it's always wonderful to see everybody.

2.) Wonderful friends. This morning I got two text messages from two of my friends wishing me a happy thanksgiving, and it just put a smile on my face.

3.)A nice home that I can come to every night. I'm very grateful that I never have to wonder where I'm sleeping at night.

4.) This country we live in where everyone can speak their minds and read/watch/listen to what they want

5.)Our troops fighting for this country, willing to give their lives for thousands of people they don't know and will never meet.

So, there are the things I'm thankful for. If I reeeeally thought about it, I could probably come up with tons more, but I'll end the list here.


Random Thought: ROLLS!!!!!!....that is all.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 5

Day 5: Something you hope to do in your life.

This one is difficult simply because there are so many things I want to do in my life.

If I had to choose one, I would probably say...traveling around Ireland.

I've always thought Ireland as this just beautiful, magnificent country, and I would just love to tour around the countryside, especially to see the castles! And the Blarney stone! Even though I'd probably be too scared to do it, I'd still love to see it.

The thing about traveling around Ireland for me, though, is that I would HAVE to do it with no plan in place. I mean I would obviously have a few cities/tourist attractions that I would definitely go see, but mostly it would just be me wandering around the countryside with absolutely no idea what I was going to do that day. I wouldn't even know whether or not I'd be sleeping in a nice comfy bed, or my car. But that would be just the way I'd like it.

So here's me, setting up a life resolution: Travel around Ireland with NO plan whatsoever.

I feel so accomplished.


Random Thought: As you all know how big of a Harry Potter fan I am, I'm sure you're just itching to know whether or not I went to see the new movie? Nope, sorry, I've decided I hate everything Harry Po-....Okay, I couldn't even finish it. Yes, I saw the movie; yes, I loved it; and yes, I still absolutely, positively LOVE Harry Potter. Bet I had you worried there for a sec, didn't I?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 4

Day 4: Something you have to forgive someone else for

Wow, I'm really going to have to dig deep into my pocket of grudges for this one.

I'm going to have to go with something that happened today, actually.

You see, we're doing a fundraiser in band so that we can raise money to go on a trip in April. If everybody sells at least 6 products, we get a doughnut party. If a person sells at least 20 products that person gets a 5 pound bag of (the world's best!) gummy bears. (might I mention this is for EVERY 20 products? So if someone were to sell 75 products, they would get THREE of these bags!). Lucky for us, the nice fundraiser lady let each of us have a handful of gummy bears (that bag wasn't lying, they really are the best). While I was munching on mine over by my friend's stand, this guy we know came up and stole one of them! (I know, terrible right?)
I don't care what you say, those things were delicious, and I'm still upset about it!

So there, something I have to forgive somebody else for.

Random thought: Anybody wanna buy a cheesecake???? >:)