Monday, May 30, 2005


Yay! I saw it. Finally. I would so recommend it. It was really funny! I love a movie that makes me laugh. Especially out loud. And the characters were awesome..Gloria, Melman (One of my favs), Marty, and, um, I forget the other one. It really didn't have like some major plot, but it was still good. Watch out for the monkeys. They were awesome!

Here's a cool comic. Click on it to enlarge it and read it. I love this one! :)

Sunday, May 29, 2005

First Meet of the Season

Yesterday was the first meet of the season. It was a sprints race, so none of the races were too long. It was okay I guess. Since this was really early in the season, I didn't get very good times. But I really want to improve at the next few. One cool thing did happen though. I came in second in one of my heats-the 50 meter freestyle. I did a 50 meter freestyle, a 100 meter breaststroke, a 100 meter backstroke, and a 200 meter relay. The 50 was pretty good except I was really nervous. Whoops...The breaststroke was okay. And the backstroke was okay. I really am not a relay fan. Either I feel like I let the other teammates down with my times (once I DQed everyone. I felt like an idiot!) or I feel like I just waste my energy. Oh well.

Oh, guess what! I went to the CSI website-Colorado Swimming something :<)-and I am on it. Not like it says anything, but, hey, it is cool to have my name on the net somewhere.

Hmm, what else to say? Anyone know any good jokes?...I need some. I don't know any. Oh wait! I do know one-Knock knock
Who's there?
Banana who?
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Banana who
Knock knock

And you all know how old that one gets...

Friday, May 27, 2005

What I Choose Instead

It was so great to hear from the comments about some different people who are doing the same thing. It was very encouraging!!

So, I thought I would expound a little bit on the topic. As I wrote yesterday, I have decided not to date. But that isn't the only choice I have made. I have to find a guy somehow!!! :)JK I have decided to do something called courtship. I am honestly not totally sure how it will work, but it is something along these lines. I will be friends with a guy or whatever until we think that God might be telling us to . . . get married or take the relationship farther. At that point, the guy will talk to my Dad and ask if he can court me. Hopefully, my Dad doesn't beat him up. :) JK Basically, this would be really serious dating. Like it would be deciding if we were going to get married. From there, we would just seek what God's will was.

Sorry it is such a quick post. Next time I will write about some books that I have read through that are really cool.


PS: From your guys' computers, is my profile pic still Superman or is it Spongebob? From here, I see Superman. Hmmm....

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

My Bizarre Choice

Many of you are probably wondering what in the world this picture is all about. It's supposed to be Romeo and Juliet. :) Who hasn't heard the story in one way or another? It's my favorite Shakespeare play. But that is besides the point. I posted this picture just for fun.

Many people think I'm bizarre when I tell them about things that I've decided. It all started a few years ago-when I was thirteen. It was my thirteenth birthday and my Dad took me out to breakfast-Waffle Wagon to be exact. :) Yummy! I think I got French toast. Anyway, my Dad gave me a ring when we were there. It was a promise ring. It meant that I wasn't going to date until I was considering marriage, and until then my Dad and God are my "boyfriends". Ha ha! I get two! JK. :) Anyway, at first, I think it was my parent's choice for me not to date. But after a while it became my choice. I realized how silly dating was and how cool waiting really was.

So, it may sound dorky, but I am 17 and I've never been on a date. I've never been to prom, I've never gone to dinner with a guy. I've never been to a movie with a guy. I've never kissed a guy. Weird!! No, my life isn't boring. I take the time that I have and use it for things that many people consumed with dating can't do. I think that when people date, things are too . . . noncommited. It happens so often that my friends date for a few months-or even a few weeks. They're consumed with the person for that amount of time and then soon enough they just break up. I think it is sad. I believe that it sets a pattern later on. When you're married and you don't like each other anymore, why not just get a divorce? But not only that, it seems to result in so much sadness. I honestly don't know how some of these people deal with the constant rejection.

So, now that I've told you a little bit of how weird I am, I have to go eat lunch. I'll post more about this topic next time.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Writing on Monday for Tuesday

I want to be sure and write a post for tommorrow, so I am writing it the night before-Monday. I am such a dork! :) I have to leave for work at 6:30 tommorrow, so I certainly won't have time to do it before then.

Random thought: Grapes are awesome. Little balls of yumminess. You stick them in your mouth, bite them, and they literally explode (Okay, so maybe not literally.) And then this awesome sour tangy juice comes out. I love grapes....

I'm bushed. Isn't that a funny word. I just wanted to use it. Yeah, I really am bushed. I had a killer swim practice. We swam like a jillion laps. (And, no, I will not insert "literally".) We were working on distance training, so that's why. I got home and I hardly felt like walking in the house. I just dragged my feet and collapsed. After I ate dinner of course. Sloppy joes. Mmmmm!

You know what stinks? We have to buy a new team suit when last year's was perfectly fine. And it costs $40.00. What a stupid waste of money! I wore last year's team suit for only like three or four meets. That means I only wore it six or eight times. Wow...

Well, I better dash. It is time for me to snooze. Have a nice day...or night...or whatever.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Spud Gun

I finally did it! I made a potato gun. Honestly, I've wanted to do this since I was like ten. And I finally did it. My Dad and I made it. It is composed of PVC pipe, a ball valve, and a tire valve. Awesomely enough, it shoots way far-like 30 yards. You just close the valve, stuff the potatoes in, pump air in with a bike pump or whatever, and then release the valve. POOF!! :<) I shot off stuff besides potatoes too. Like water, sand, rocks. I think it would be awesome to make one with bigger pipe circumference and then shoot water balloons out of it. Neat, huh? So, that is obviously me in the pic. Disclaimer: I am in my junky clothes. I got that shirt from the thrift store like 3 or 4 years ago. And those shorts are ancient. Seriously. I think I've had them since I was about 12. And I'm not exaggerating. So, my next endeavor is to make a giant slingshot. Seriously! It is so cool! It will be like six to ten feet when stretched out fully. One person will hold the right side, one person will hold the left, and one person will pull the part that holds whatever-probably a water balloon. Most of this stuff is in this awesome book-Backyard Ballistics.

Great quote!
Less educated people, and others who are insecure in their opinion, cling to their opinion lest they be shown up as fools, because the only sure sign of foolishness that we accept anymore is when someone confesses to it. It is exactly in this clinging to opinion, however, that their foolishness is revealed. A learned person trusts greatly in his power of thinking, and little in the thoughts themselves. And, in my experience, freely and joyfully admitting your own foolishness is the only reliable way of shaming others." By Eddie Thomas.

Friday, May 20, 2005

A Friend

According to the dictionary, a friend is "1. A person whom one knows likes, and trusts. 2. An aquaintance. 3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; comrade."

Famous examples of friends:
Sam and Frodo- "For the Quest is acheived, and now all is over. I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam."
David and Jonathon- "And Jonathon made David reaffirm his vow of friendship again, for Jonathon loved David as much as he loved himself."
J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis-Both were members of the Inklings, a literary discussion group. They were very close friends.

I have always been the type of person that struggled with making friends. I am what people would call a "wall-flower". I often think I'm invisible because sometimes people literally don't realize I'm there. But I have realized that it is okay. That is how God made me. For some reason. :) All of these things make it really hard for me to make friends. And because of this when I lose friends, I guess I crash and burn.

Anyway, a few days ago something really hard with friends happened. I guess you could say I stood up for someone and some of my friends didn't really appreciate it. It was really hard for me. And it made me ask myself some questions. Questions like Why do I even try?, Why do people always let me down?, Will I ever find a REAL friend?.
It took me a while to realize a few things. First, I realized that friends come and go. There are very few people in the world that have those friends they've had since like preschool. That only happens in the movies. :)

Second, I realized that I have people in my life that are awesome friends. Sometimes I just go so focused on dumb things that I forget it. First and foremost is God. Think about it. Since when will God ever leave you or forsake you? Who wouldn't want a friend that can move mountains and someone who specifically created you? Seriously. Then there's my Mom. She is a way cool friend. She's always been there for me. And she always has the patience to deal with me...and my antics. She would have to be my best friend. I just forget these things because I get so caught up.

So, even though it has been a hard few days, some really cool things have come out of it. I've been spending more time with God, because I just am really feeling like I need to hang out with Him. Obviously, God has taught me some things through this time spent with Him. So, some good things have definantly come out of the hard stuff.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Half Fun, Half Disappointment

Crazy me went to the midnight showing of Star Wars. It started at 12:15 and we got there at like 8:30. Talk about boredom! We did all kinds of interesting things to keep ourselves busy-which I'll get to in a minute. The picture above is us at the theatre. Obviously. My sister and her friend are the ones that are in the Sith costumes. It is too bad you can't see it a little better. They had face makeup on and everything. I'm the one in the cargo pants looking at nothing.

Anyway, if I just talked about the movie, I would have to say it was a disappointment! I mean, I'm not a huge Star Wars fan, but no matter what planet you are from, there is a little anticipation involved. Expectations were not met! The acting (Hayden Christiansen and Ewan McGregor) sucked big time. This is a Star Wars movie, not Sesame Street! The special effects were jaw dropping. In a bad way. Like, as in "Is this a joke?". And the story line was not like totally shocking and exciting as I expected it to be.

One part that was fun was before we got in-the four hours before we got in. We did all kinds of stuff. Like play card games, make designs with an eyeliner on each other's faces, talk, and all that good stuff. I think the best part was watching people. You could totally tell who was the hard core people. I am sure they had been there since like 5 or 6 in the evening. They looked like gamers, and all they talked about was video games and science fiction movies. Then there was the highschoolers just ready for an opportunity to stay out late. One guy took off his shirt and waved in the air and ran down the line of people yelling something along the lines of "Let's go! This is it! We're ready!". So, yeah, that was interesting. Oh, man! A policeman even came over just to check that everything was okay. I mean, there was so many people on Main Street at eleven at night that he just wanted to check things out. :<) The best part was the reporter! He took our picture (so maybe we'll be in the paper) and he was asking people if they had anything to say about the movie. (As a sidenote, I thought that might be a cool job. A reporter. Hmm, I should consider that one again.)

So, yeah, all in all, the movie was dumb, but the before part was fun. Ha ha! That rhymed. I am so proud of myself....

Wednesday, May 18, 2005


Hey, can anyone comment? I got this Haloscan installed, and I don't think it is working. If no one comments, I'll take it as a no. Or you can e-mail me at


Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Some Stuff

I have a few things. First, here is something to make you smile on this wonderful Tuesday. :<) I LOVE it!!! I literally keep watching it over and over and over.... It is called "Numa Numa".

Second, I had my birthday party Sunday. It was fun! I had like eight people over. We played poker (no $ involved), watched a movie (not a whole lot of fun, because we had the TV Guardian on, and it bleeped out SO much, so we could hardly understand what was going on), and just hung out. So, yeah, I'm officially seventeen. It wasn't official until I celebrated. :<)

Sunday, May 15, 2005


Last night I was inside on the computer (what a big surprise) when my Mom came in and said there was a baby bunny on the lawn. I was excited to see a tiny animal. But I didn't expect it to be this small! We have a tree in our front yard where a bunch live, but this one was very far away from the tree. And it was very young. It only opened its eyes when we took the picture. We didn't think it would find its way back to the tree, so we decided to pick it up. We used a cloth, because we didn't want the mom rabbit to smell any "human" on its baby. We put it over by the tree and left to see if it would be discovered. About five minutes later we went back and the Mom had found it. Phew! It would have been sad if it was abandoned.

I think God created baby animals just to make people happy. I mean, who couldn't look at a kitten or a puppy and smile. Or even really ugly animals-like warthogs-have adorable babies.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Things Are Getting Weird Around Here

According to my sister, there are only seven days left until "Star Wars" is in theatres . . . yeah, so? Okay, so I'm not like all psyched. But she is. :<) But the closer it gets to the release, the weirder things get. In cereal boxes, they're selling lightsaber spoons. Yeah, they light up. Ha ha. And there are also these M&M's that are Star Wars. They've got Jedi ones and "Dark Side" ones. The latter are dark chocolate and Jedi ones are milk chocolate. Ha ha, that's good! Supposedly, the colors are different too. But the weirdest thing is this. Try it out. It's hilarious!

The Place I Call Home

The place I call home: Canon City. I've lived here for, um, like eight or nineish years. It's a pretty cool place I guess. If I chose to describe it in one word though, I would have to say it's kinda cheesy. I'll give you a few reasons why.

Reason #1: This town is cheesy because of how it came to be called Canon City. It used to be Canyon City, but a reporter made a mistake of calling it Canon City. Guess what! Instead of retracting it, they just decided to change the name of the whole entire town. That smells like rotten bologna if you ask me. (Just a side note, is bologna French, because it is spelled SO weird! Unless I spelled it wrong.)

Reason #2: Okay, you know how towns have cool like historic attractions. Well, we have those two. Except they're not actually historic. They just call it that. For example, the City of Canon is currently in the process of building a historic clock tower. No, I didn't say rebuilding or remodeling. I said building. How can you just decide to build something and just decide out of the blue that it is historic. (I know you probably all think I'm color blind since I just wrote blue in red. Does that make sense?)

Reason #3: The major entertainment things to do around here are Wal-Mart and bowling. My friends and I are so pathetic. For fun, we walk around Wal-Mart. I also have aquaintances (Note aquaintances.) that do stuff like put those stickers from CDs or DVDs that make alarms go off on their shoes, then walk out and make the alarm go off. The poor "greeter" person at the door is always an old person and don't understand teenager's idiocy and think something is up with the alarms. (Anyway, back to the subject at hand which is not a teenager's idiocy.) You can also go bowling. No comment on that except that it is really stinky in there, cause people smoke. Sometimes it's really busy there, cause there's league. Man, this place is packed with excitement. We used to be able to go to the movies. We had three screens. Two at one place and one at another. But guess what. The movie theatre burned down because of a popcorn machine malfunction. And, no, I'm not kidding. (As a side note, we actually are having another one being built. Hooray!)

So, yeah, in conclusion, Canon City is a cool place, but it is kinda corny. :<)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

It Has Begun...Nearly

Well, it is time. Time to get up at 5:30 in order to get to the pool at six. Yeah, six in the morning. Can you believe it? I think it's modern day torture if you ask me. But, if so, why do I do it? You know, I really haven't quite figured that one out. We swim 6:00 to 8:45 Monday through Friday in the mornings and havetwo practices at night from 5:00 to 6:30. This doesn't include meets on the weekend! When you add it up, it's like 22 hours a week of swimming. (Correct me if my math is off. I'm slacking now that school is over.) With meets, add like another 5 hours on Saturday and Sunday. But I love it. :<)

This season will be my third. I really-I mean really-sucked the first season. I was the kid that couldn't swim. At all. The second was better. I could keep up with kids my age. And this year, I hope to make it to league again and hopefully Junior Olympics. Man, that would rock!

My favorite stroke is freestyle. I also like breaststroke. Backstroke is okay. Frankly, I can't do the butterfly if I had to do it in order to prevent getting Cheetos stuffed up my nose. Just a demo of how bad I am at it.

If you care, here is a website. I don't know who did it, so I think it's okay to say this. I think my sister could have done so much better. But still, it's kinda fun. Right when you click on, you'll see last year's team pic. I'm the chic to the right of the chic in the bright green. I probably look like a dork, cause it's like 6:00 in the morning. That's the other thing...why do we take pictures then. Ugh! Oh, yeah, my sis is the one in green. Haha. We didn't know it was team picture day, cause my parents boycott the meetings. (For reasons including forced volunteering and such.) Hey, at least a person noticed she is there! :<)

Oh! And you can see my rearend in another picture. But I won't tell you which one that is. :<)

Monday, May 09, 2005

My Weekend

My weekend rocked! I don't know if anyone has heard of it, but I went to ATF. Wow! I learned so much. It gave me a lot to think about and consider. (I'll come back to that in a minute.) There was speakers, a drama (pretty good), worship (wicked cool!), and some bands (Skillet rocked-one of my favs-but the other was KJ-52 and I think rap sucks). Anyway, it was awesome to just hang with friends and get really close to God.

Some cool things that happened. I really felt like I wanted to seek after God a lot harder. Lately, I've been getting really worried about the future. I'll be a senior next year and, well, the gate entitled "The Rest of Your Life" is starting to get really close. But I realized that God has a plan. I just have to seek and ask him what it is. That really takes the scariness out of the whole thing!

I also learned that I want to be a world changer. Although at ATF, they made it sound like you have to go to other countries and all that, I am not totally for that. I'm more for taking the everyday opportunities that God gives us. Neighbors, friends, and family are all people we can be "missionaries" to.

So, that is some of my weekend in a nutshell. I don't have time to get into all of it. I have art. Yikes! Gotta go!

Friday, May 06, 2005

Some Cute Pictures

I got these through an e-mail. Aren't they so cute? I put the cat one on my desktop. I wish I had a dog that was small enough to fit in a hot dog bun!!! Too cute!

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, May 05, 2005


Today is a cause for celebration! :<) I thought Calvin and Hobbes were demonstrating the whole celebrating thing pretty well, so I decided to post their pic. Aren't they great? I wish I had a friend like Hobbes! Anyway . . .

First reason for celebration: The last day of school! Wahoo! I can't believe summer vacation is ahead of me, ready to start and go by so fast, I'll wonder if it even happened. So, I have a few tests today and I am done until sometime in August. Hooray!

Second cause for celebration: Birthdays! There are several people born on Cinco de Mayo (Mexican Independance Day). It is Anya's, Victoria's, and my birthday today. Yay! I hope we all have a happy day. Also, I don't know if anyone realized this, but it is the fifth day of the fifth month of the fifth year in this century. That is like once in a lifetime!! Cool, huh?

Third cause for celebration: I've got an awesome new phrase: freaky pastries. Isn't that way too cool? I love it! FREAKY PASTRIES!! :<) Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005


This is my favorite website. Besides my e-mail, it is the one I go on the most often.

It is a community of Christian teenagers (mostly). Not only are they Christians, they are really awesome Christians! On this site, you'll find lots of stuff. There are places to post prayer requests, serious stuff, fun stuff, and lots more. There are even specific forums for music, art, and computers.

So, anyway, if anyone wants to try it out, that would be awesome. I am sure you would really enjoy it! If you do join, tell me and I will make you a welcome thread.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

My Favorite Game

Tag!! Running, gasping, "tag you're it", turn around, and run and gasp again. Okay, so this has nothing to do with the game of tag where you actually get up and exert yourself.

Here's the scoop on how to play: I pick 5 occupations out of the list below and post my answers. Then I tag 3 other people to post their answers on their blog. If I tag you, and you don't want to be a part of this, then that is okay. Just let me know and I'll tag someone else.

The "questions": If I could be a scientist...If I could be a farmer...If I could be a musician...If I could be a doctor...If I could be a painter...If I could be a gardener...If I could be a missionary...If I could be a chef...If I could be an architect...If I could be a linguist...If I could be a psychologist...If I could be a librarian...If I could be an athlete...If I could be a lawyer...If I could be an inn-keeper...If I could be a professor...If I could be a writer...If I could be a llama-rider...If I could be a bonnie pirate...If I could be an astronaut...If I could be a world famous blogger...If I could be a justice on any one court in the world...If I could be married to any current famous political figure...

My e-mail is if I pick you and you don't want to do it. Or you can just not do it. You really don't have to contact me.

I was tagged by Summer.

My answers:

If I could be a scientist, I would have so much fun. I love experiments! Hopefully, I wouldn't blow my lab up, because that would really ruin my day. I think I would specialize in genetics. It's so cool to figure out why people look and sometimes act the way they do. It's all contained in one microscope string-DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid-not like anyone cares, but I thought I'd mention it.) Hopefully, I'd win the Nobel Prize for an accomplishment. I've always thought that would be way cool. Except I would probably have to make an acceptance speech. Hmmm, maybe I should rethink this. :<)

If I could be an athlete, I would either run short distance races and do long jump or I would be a swimmer (200 freestyle races). I am not sure why I like sports. Maybe I just like the results-muscles. Ha ha. Actually, I just enjoy it and also like the challenge. I would strive to get into the Olympics and ideally get a gold medal.

If I could be a doctor, I would be an animal doctor. (That is really what I want to be.) I would get out of school and maybe work at a clinic. I would for sure treat small animals, but I haven't quite decided about large animals. Besides the calves, I'm not much of a cow person. :<) But I could do it I believe. If I could be a farmer, I would live in some really green place. There would be lots of green rolling plains and lots of horses and dogs around. I'm not sure what I would farm though. With me as a farmer, that would be a side note. :<) I'd be consumed with the animals. I'd have chickens too, so we could get eggs. And there would be pigs, so I could see the piglets. But I'd sell them before I had to butcher them, cause that's not my thing. Dumb, I know.

If I could be a librarian, I would be in heaven because I would be surrounded by books. I guess you could say I would be immersed in books. I could be the stereotyped library lady-I wouldn't care about my appearance and I would have no life. Wow! That sounds like heaven. :<) Tag You're It!: 1) Lysha
2) Darth Elfy
3) Barmy Blogger

Congrats you special people! :<)

Monday, May 02, 2005

Quick Question+Weird Info=Boring Post

I am going to post later, but I have two quick things.

First, I was wondering if the following people or anyone else could give me some blog addresses. I've had a few comments from people, but I don't have their blog address. I would love to get it. Here is the list: Allegro and :.Sarah.: Okay, so that was boring and dumb, but...I still did it.

Weird info: Does anyone here IM? I have MSN messenger, so if you want my user name is It is also my e-mail. Anyway...I'll post again tommorrow.


Sunday, May 01, 2005

A Family Adventure

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We went to a major league soccer game last night. It was fun! Except for one element. The snow element.

If you can believe it, it has STILL been snowing around here! I thought that it was supposed to be spring...Well, on the way up to Denver-about two hours away from us-it basically snowed the whole time. It wasn't a big deal. Except for the fact that it made us wonder what the game would be like. Because it was at an outdoor stadium. :<)

Well, we got there and it was really, um, wet. Very wet. Well, we walked into the stadium and first off got our free jersey. Yeah, you heard me. Free! I love free stuff. Especially t-shirts. And the snow was still falling.

Anyway, we go to sit down and the seats are all wet. Oh well, just wipe 'em off, right? Yeah, well, the snow kept falling. But, to look on the bright side of things, it was really pretty. All the stadium lights shining and this snow falling. Wow! Really cool. And the snow kept falling.

The thing that one has to remember about spring snow is that it is wet. Really wet. So when it falls on you it instantly melts, adding an element of discomfort.

Well, the night went on and the soccer game was really fun to watch! Talk about control of the ball. And cool moves. It was awesome! It was not as fast as I thought it would be though. And the snow was still falling.

Well, sadly, we left about 15 minutes before the end of the game, because everyone was cold. We got in the car and were all totally wet. And the snow kept falling, but no longer on us.

All in all, it was a really fun night. And a fun family adventure! And the free jersey was pretty awesome too. :<)