Friday, October 29, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 1

So I've decided to try out the 30 Days of Truth Challenge. I've heard about it and today Jumble Mash did the letter to yourself one and I just thought it might be a good idea. I will post everyday with the prompt of the day.

Today's Prompt: Something you hate about yourself.

Well, thankfully enough, I have a fairly low self-esteem, so this is actually not that difficult. I really hate that I,at least in my opinion, can give great romantic advice to my friends, but when it comes to my own life, I cannot take my own advice whatsoever. For example, I've helped out my friend with so many situations before, I can't even count them. Yet, when I am in a situation myself, and I think of what I would tell my friend, all I can think to myself is "I could never do that!"

Unfortunately, when it comes to relationship/almost-relationship/was-relationship/even just liking-a-guy I am terribly shy about the whole thing.

So, with this being put out there, I am going to do my best not to be quite so shy about this. Now, don't you all go getting excited; this doesn't mean I will be making any declarations of love (*coughTomcoughAprilcough*), but I will try to not hide everything so much.

I will flirt more.
I will tell myself that this can work.
and, maybe if I'm lucky, I will get the guy!


Random Thought: I really don't get why some people don't like pickles/pickle juice so much. It's delicious! I remember when I was still dating this one guy, he wouldn't ever let me kiss him after I'd had a pickle, unless I brushed or rinced with water first! CRAZY!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

College Visit-Loyola

I really should have written this last...Sunday? Yeah, last Sunday. But I got distracted and whatnot, but here you go. Your inside scoop to my very first college visit. Loyola University Chicago!

So, my fabulous day started out waking up at 5 in the morning. For those who don't know, I am not a morning person. It's quite difficult for me to even get up at 6:30 a.m. for Madrigal rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays. But I am also very stubborn. I refused to give in to my sleeping needs. Luckily for me, it is a battle I am used to fighting often enough that I won this time. I stayed awake the entire time.

The ride up there basically consisted of reading my book (Rainbow's End by Irene Hannon), playing Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, and, near the end, watching parts of Pride and Prejudice. Time well spent, in my personal opinion.
Oh! and I also had a hot chocolate (in a Styrofoam coffee cup :D)

...It was delicious.

Anyway, we finally got there after three and a half hours of driving. Loyola turned out to be really awesome. We toured four of the five freshman dorms (I like Regis the best;it used to be a hotel!) and at the end, Dad and I got a campus tour. One of my favorite parts was when we went through the church they had on campus, I got to see their new-ish pipe organ. It was beautiful! (I've never seen a real live pipe organ, so that was awesome.)
Another one of my favorite parts was the view of the lake. They had a walkway that was a little ways up from the lake, but had an amazing view of it. I just wanted to sit and look at it forever. Anyway, a very nice university overall.

On the way back, we stopped at an IKEA store, which I had never been to before. Let me tell you, IKEA=AWESOME. I have back-up for this

1.) It's like a frickin' maze! If they didn't have the arrows pointing where to go, or the signs, then you could get seriously lost in there. Heck, you could get lost in there anyway.

2.)All of the kitchens actually have utensils and bowls/plates/pots/pans in most of their drawers/ovens/cabinets/lazy susans. Seriously. Mom and I had the most fun opening all the drawers and seeing what was inside. It was like we were pirates and all of the utensils was our treasure!

3.)Hello, tiny stuffed snake I named Sebastian!

I had the most fun taking pictures with him:

Anyway...We also stopped for supper at T.G.I. Fridays, which was delicious (hello potato skins!)

Finally we got home, which I celebrated with an ice cream sandwich. Again, delicious.


Random Thought: I'm going to Six Flags: Fright Fest on Saturday! Have you ever been? Is is really as scary and frightening as they make it seem?

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Learned Ladies

Last night, I had the extreme privilege to see Moliere'sThe Learned Ladies at the college in our town. Let me tell you, I enjoyed myself all night long.

This play is, at its very core, a sad play, but on the surface it's very much a comedy, something the audience definitely appreciated. Throughout the entire play, I was laughing my head off.

The acting was extremely well done. It was hard to believe, at times, that we weren't in their house watching these scenes unfold before us. Two of the actors I have seen before in the college's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

The actress who played Armande was Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. She did very well in both, and, I believe, she's only a sophomore!

The other actor I knew played Trissotin in this play and was Toby in Sweeney Todd. He was absolutely hilarious as Trissotin! I mean, he was probably my favorite character from the whole production. He was pompous and only wanted to marry Philamente for the money he would receive. He was very full of himself, even though his poetry was borderline dreadful, and, because of how full of himself he was, he had a hilarious scene in which he got in an argument with his "friend", Vadius.

One of my favorite parts in the whole play was probably when that guy bit his thumb at Trissotin. Mainly because there is a group of us at our school, the ones who were in English I Honors, that have an inside joke. We read Romeo and Juliet, and our English teacher explained how biting your thumb at someone in those times was basically "the same as flipping someone off". Now, whenever we get in an argument we will bite our thumbs at each other. Of course, when he did this, I turned in my seat to glance at one such person. He, alas, did not see me. Ah, well.

All in all it was a VERY enjoyable experience and I'm very glad that I was able to see such a wonderful production of such a wonderful show.


Random Thought: Okay, maybe not so random BUT! If you want to know more about our Drama Club's trip to the theater, check out the latest post in The Ginger Files and then check out some other posts and press that little "Follow" button right next to it!