Friday, September 30, 2005

About to...

I am about to start two huge biology tests. They're about 90 minutes with 125 questions. How do I do 125 questions in 90 minutes? That is like one every 30-40 seconds. Hmmm...Needless to say, I am nervous. But I guess I just have to take it as it comes, right? Sorry about being flaky with blogging lately. As I said, I am very busy. Hopefully though, I can have a little more time, because I am trying to change my schedule a little bit. Anyway, happy friday and have a nice weekend!

Thursday, September 29, 2005


How pathetic! I haven't blogged in three days. I've been busy. School, work, vet's office, homework, art lessons, and on and on. I really like being busy, but I think I'm stressing out. I just need to chill. Whenever I can't get things done, I just freak out. I don't even take time to just rest and chill out. I really need to fix that. I think I need God's help too....:) Who doesn't?

So, yeah, that's all I'm going to write, because once again I am stressing about all the stuff I have to do. Here I go again....

Monday, September 26, 2005

Weekend and Monday

Hmm, I guess I didn't tell you guys about my weird weekend. One half (Saturday) really stunk. The other half (Sunday) was fun. I already told you about Sunday, so I'll tell you about Saturday. My Dad made Cream of Wheat for breakfast which he makes awesomely, so I was in a good mood! :) But that was shortlived. While I was eating, someone called me. She left a message of something along the lines of I forgot to invite you to my birthday. It's today-in like 15 minutes-if you want to come. It stunk! We used to be really good friends, but so many things have happened between us that things are different. Anway, so I was way bummed out. I got to my game and it was so hot, like three people were sick, and in warmups we could tell the other team was way good. It was the worst game ever. We sucked so bad! The final score was like 7-1. Everyone was yelling at everyone, I left crying. Ugh! So, yeah, that was a bad day. I ended it by sitting in front of movies all night and eating ice cream. Pathetic, huh? Well, anyway, the weekend got bettter. Just thought I would tell you what Saturday was like.

School, the vet, and practice were good today. At the vet, I got a letter of reccomendation from him for colleges, so I am pretty close to getting all my college application stuff done. Pretty scary stuff! I got tons of homework at school-I have tests, papers, and all that good stuff coming up. There is so much that I think I may have to take Thursday or Friday off work to catch up. Practice was pretty good. As usual, I realize a ton of stuff I want to improve on. I feel like I need to practice a few hours every day just to be learning all I should. Well, now I am rambling, so I will shut up. :) Have a nice day!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

"The Corpse Bride"

Hooray! I went and saw it today with Josh and Sarah. It was a really good movie! I think the type of animation-I'm not sure exactly what it is-is very entertaining to watch. I'm sure everyone who has seen the previews basically knows what the movie is about. Victor has to try and figure out how to get out of a marriage to the "corpse bride" he accidentally married. Meanwhile, his fiance, Victoria, is getting married to....a bad guy. Anyway, it was a good story line and very original. I enjoyed the characters-especially Victor. I liked his personality. It stayed true to Tim Burton's tradition of....darkness in a light hearted manner-also seen in "Sleepy Hollow" and "Edward Scissorhands". There is one part that could be potentially scary and it may not be good for some small kids. I would definantly recommend this original movie to people!

Friday, September 23, 2005

"Corpse Bride"

Hooray! It is finally here-"The Corpse Bride" is officially in theatres. If you want a content review, check it out here. It generally got a good rating, so it should be a good one. I am going on Sunday afternoon. I'll tell you all how it is! :) Have a great weekend!

By the way, I am supposed to write a project portfolio for my anthropology class. I have never done a portfolio before, so I don't know what I am doing. Does anyone have any website they know of that would tell me how to do this? Thanks!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

This was the moon at about 9:00 this morning. I think it is really weird when you can see it in the daytime like that. The first one is a close up. In the second, the moon is there, but really small. I just wanted to get the clouds with it.

Well, only two days to go! For what you say? Corpse Bride I say! :) Hooray! I've really been looking forward to seeing it. Check out this website for lots of cool Corpse Bride stuff. There are desktops and avatars which I obviously utilized. Which brings me to my new template....hmmm, not much to say. I think it is fun though!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Homework and Some Smiley Discoveries

I just got done with a bunch of homework. I worked with my Dad from 6:30 to 4:00, got home and started homework. It's 9:44 and that is all I've been doing. Man, I need a break. I think I'll go to bed. Sometimes it seems like sleeping is such a waste of time! Anyway, I was working on a lab for biology which was really boring, because I did the same exact one in the prerequisite for the class I am now taking. Dumb, huh? Well, I finally got the lab report typed up.

Hmm, I can't think of anything to say because I am so on the homework track. I don't have anything to say, because all I did today was work. I put down a litle bit of underlayment, laid a TINY bit of tile, underlaymented (Is that a real word?) a tub deck, and then helped my Dad make cuts and all that good stuff. Too bad I won't be there to grout it all tommorrow....:)

=) Ooh! I just did a new smiley. I like it! How weird. I'm just sitting here trying to invent new smileys. Anyone know of a good one? 8) <----glasses ;0 singing lady. probably opera %( He's dead i think :>{) Moustache ha ha!

Monday, September 19, 2005


It was a pretty good one. On Saturday, I had a soccer game in Denver. Rather than taking the two hours it should have taken to get there, it took about three. We got lost. Either the directions were bad or we couldn't read directions. I still haven't decided which. :) Anway, I finally got there (Luckily, I was on time.). We started out doing really well-we got one goal right away, but they got two back on us really quickly. It was a hard first half, because it was REALLY hot, we had a yellow card, and a PK on us. But the game ended with us tying which was exciting. The highlight for me was when I headed the ball then kneed it up the field. That was fun! I'm such a dork... It was probably the hardest game so far, but the funnest. I slept VERY well that night!

Some more events of this weekend: cooking. This weekend I rediscovered I can not cook. Every time something goes wrong. Burning cookies, forgetting ingredients, finding out we don't have ingredients, on and on. Last week, I burnt cookies and yesterday I made pecan rolls, and once I was done with the dough found out there were no pecans. Also, my dough didn't work. Hmmm, my Mom was hinting at me not paying attention. *Sigh* Just another thing I can't do. I'm thinking if I get married, my husband will have to cook. I just stink at it...

Friday, September 16, 2005

"Till We Have Faces"

Wow! I just finished the best book I think I’ve ever read in my life. I’m serious. “Till We Have Faces” by C.S. Lewis. I feel like I should read it again just to try and grasp it all. If all the books in the world were this good, I would give up everything in my life just to read. (Not to say I haven’t considered this anyway.) I know I’m sounding a little freaky, but this book had so many amazing ideas in it. The character’s (Orual) main dilemna is the god’s avoidance or mysteriousness. “I say, therefore, that there is no creature (toad, scorpion, or serpent) so noxious to man as the gods. Let them answer my charge if they can. It maybe well be that, instead of answering, they’ll strike me mad or leprous or turn me into a best, bird or tree. But will not all the world then know (and the gods will know it knows?) That this is because they have no answer?
Then Orual goes on in life an realize things. She removes the veil she’s worn all her life.
“‘Child, to say the very thing you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less or other than what you really mean, that’s the whole art of and joy of words. When the time comes to you at which you will be forced at last to utter the speech which has lain at the center of your soul for years, which you have, all the time, idiot-like, been saying over an over, you’ll not talk about the joy of words’. A glib saying. I saw well they why the gods do not speak to us openly, nor let us answer. Till that word can be dug out of us, why should they hear the babble we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces.”
This totally describes me. Something inside is screaming to get out, but it can‘t be put into words. Or even if it can, I don’t have the courage to say it.
“I ended my first book with no answer. I know now, Lord why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice? Only words, words; to be led out to battle against other words.”
The answer: Jesus. He made all the indescribable things. He is the description. He is okay with me not being able to say things at times. He is okay when I am not willing to show my true face to Him.
I’m sure none of this makes sense. It‘s just a bunch of randomness floating through my head. But I rely think God spoke to me through this book. I’ve been struggling lately with...stuff. Junk at school, what the future will be like, who is God. But if we can only wade through all the distractions–words– He is always the answer. What else matters? We don’t always need words. We just need to be open with God. We need to let Him see our true faces.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I went outside right after it rained and took some pictures. I might post more later, but I thought this one was kinda funny. :)
Speaking of the rain, an awesome thunderstorm came with it. It was huge! And close. I love watching lighting and listening to the thunder. I was working on geography homework, feeling more than a little bored when I heard an extremely loud crashing-lightning. The storm must have been only a few blocks away. I took the time to watch it. It was like God sent me a reason to take a little break. It was great! There is something about the storms that is amazing. Maybe it is just the fact that they are so huge. Only God could make huge bolts of electricity streak across the sky!

1.Comment me with your name and I will respond with something random about you.
I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3.I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me.
4.I'll tell you my first memory of you.
5.I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
6.I'll ask you something that i've always wondered about.
7.If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal.

This has potential to be interesting. Argh! It is underlining again. And since I am so smart, I have no clue how to change it. Well, I guess I will just have to deal with it.

I am officially removing blogs that have not updated for a month. So, if you are one of them...goodbye. :) JK If you are around, but don't post much, just tell me and I'll put it back on.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

5 Things

5 years ago: I was 12. A complete dork. Had retainers, wore socks with sandals, clothes that SO didn't match. Had no friends....:<) Lovely memories.

1 Year ago: Started college-interesting experience!
5 songs I know all the words to: I do not know all the words to 5 songs. I have a bad habit of only remembering like four lines and repeating them over and over and over. The only ones I do know all the words to are little kid Sunday school songs. :)
5 Snacks I enjoy: Ice cream, Cheezits, Nutter Butters, Blizzards, and shakes. :<)

5 Things I'd do w/ $100 million dollars: Pay for ALL of college, buy the Jeep of my dreams, buy the awesome cabin/ranch in a WAY pretty place, buy all the animals I want (which are very numerous), buy a dirtbike, and then adopt as many kids as I could fit into my house

5 places I would run away to: My bedroom :), Ireland, Antartica (Really, to see all the things so few people have seen), Alaska, and anywhere in Africa

5 things I would never wear: Flashy, colorful clothes, clothes that show a lot of skin, skirts, dresses, or wigs
5 favorite tv shows: (I don't have TV, so this is difficult!) Full House, Home Improvement, Alias, Spongebob Squarepants, and the Brady Bunch
5 greatest joys: My family, books, learning, ice cream, and dogs
5 favorite toys: Is a library card a toy? Dirt bike (which I don't have yet), soccer ball, giant sling shot (my own creation), and my guitar.
People I'm tagging: Josh and Rabenstranger

Monday, September 12, 2005

Poker and Other Things

I had a poker party yesterday. Man, that was fun! Sarah, Bonnie, Carissa, and my sister (obviously) came. I loved it because Carissa actually dressed up. Seriously. She had a suit, a "bowler hat" (actually a souveneir from last year's New Year's party), a cane, and dark glasses in order to get the full "poker face" effect. So, she wins the "most original" prize. Or would that be "most obsessed" prize? We played with candy. No one was very brave, so everyone went home with a lot. We started out with Texas Holdem, but no one really liked that, so we played Five Card Draw most of the time. So, yes, that was fun. I must do it again someday. Maybe this time I will remember my poker face. I think I forgot it in my closet. I kept saying things like "Oh, man!" or "Yes!", etc. Maybe that is why I lost....Actually, I don't think anyone lost. As I said before, we all ended up with a lot of candy!

So, that was about all I did this weekend. I worked on Saturday, so my weekend is like ultra short. It's Monday and shouldn't be!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Cursed Allergieses!

Before you start cracking up at my title, let me make a clarification: I'm trying to be funny by twisting Gollum's "Cursed Hobbitses!" line. Or is that "Silly Hobbitses!". I forget. My LOTR-infatuated sister would no doubt snicker at this attempt at humor. Anyway, I have allergies. Ugh! Just a few days ago I was telling my Mom how lucky I was not to get them. The next day, I get the whole thing: runny nose, itchy eyes, itchy nose. My favorite is when I swallow my ears...crinkle. I can't think of any other word to describe it. The funny part is I took some allergy med my Mom gave me at like 6:00 this morning-before leaving for work. As stupid as I am, I decided to take a second one at like 1:00 later today. Little did I know it was 24 hours between doses. Whoops! I'm surprised my Mom didn't yell at me concerning that idiotic blooper. Thanks, Mom! So far, I'm not dead, so that is a plus. I think I am learning what it feels like to be stoned though....JK :<)

Anyway, I am on to a different book: "Till We Have Faces" by C.S. Lewis. It was reccommended by two friends and also my sister. I really enjoyed "Screwtape Letters" and most of the "Chronicles of Narnia" books also by him, so I will most likely enjoy it. By the way, I found out that "Manchurian Candidate" wasn't the most wholesome book in the world. The movie was good....

Lastly, the really neato site I was using before-Unkymoods is not not working. Does anyone have reccommendations for similar types of sites. It is the ones that have all the moods or whatever. Thanks!

Friday, September 09, 2005

Wee Reminder

Just a wee reminder. Tommorrow (the 10th) is "Don't Buy Gas Day". If you would like to participate, coolio! Uh, by the way, I also read that if people buy gas at the smaller gas stations (as in not Texaco, Shell, etc.), then the gas prices have a high probability of going down. Plus, they are so much cheaper at the small places anyway. I drove by one of the smaller ones and it was only like $2.94!! At the Texaco it was $3.03 or somewhere in that vicinity. Thanks! Have a great weekend! I think mine is going to be a little boring. My soccer game for tommorrow got cancelled, and I have no other plans. Bummer! But I am playing poker with some friends on Sunday. Hooray! With candy, by the way, not money. :<)

Balloon Stuff

My brothers made a model of the solar system out of balloons yesterday. :<) I remember when I did that with styrofoam balls and paint. That was awesome!

My brother and I were having a blast with a gigantic water balloon on the trampoline. They're way cool, because they bounce really high and then flatten when they hit the tramp again. You never know when they will pop. This one only lasted about three minutes.

I made a model of an H2O molecule. Okay, so it isn't very correct, but I just thought it would be fun.

Here is Aubry with a balloon...hat, I guess.

Jo decided to start lifting weights. I think he is going to get some major muscles!

Man, it is awesome how much you can do with two little packages of balloons!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


I had an interesting proposal made in geography class today. The teacher said that if we donated supplies or money to the Red Cross, donated blood, or donated clothes to the Salvation Army (for Hurricane Katrina victims), then he would let us not do a test or an essay of our choice. Sounds great, huh? I can't quite decide what I think of it. I think the teacher has a great platform to cause people to help out those in need. But, then again, if it is just to get out of a test, that sounds kinda dumb. At this point, I am planning on donating some clothes, because it just seems dumb not to get out of a test if I can. But then again it is a kind of guilty giving....

Okay, you are all probably wondering why the heck I am posting this funny book bag. It is to illustrate. I have a character that I would SO use if I ever wrote a book. Hee hee! :<) Okay, this guy is hilarious. The description: He has grayish greasy hair. It is pretty long, so he pulls it into this little ponytail. Then he has this handlebar moustache which he enjoys...twisting constantly. He has what I would guess to be either a beer belly or just a poochy belly. He wears cowboy boots and walks like he's ridden a horse all his life. Whenever people see him, he has a little grin on his face. At first they can never figure out what was up with this guy's teeth. They were so white. And straight. And white. :<) Then they figure it out-dentures. Ah ha! Okay, the best part is how he walks into, um, places of learning. Okay, remember the whole cowboy figure thing and the poochy belly. He walks in with a bag just like the one above except it is a little smaller and has rainbow-yes, rainbow handles. He carries it right above his waist. With both hands on the handles. By the way, this guy is a total liberal and rides a motorcycle. Great character, huh? By the way, this guy isn't fictional. He attends the same "place of learning" that I do. :<)

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Well, I submitted my first ever stuff to Virtue Magazine. I've never submitted anything, so I am really curious to see how it goes. I submitted three papers I had written for college classes, so I am not even sure if it is the right format or not. But, anyway, I am really excited about that!

Last night, me, my Mom, my sister, Tje, and Sarah went to Pueblo. It was a lot of fun! We went to the library (a place I could live), Wal-Mart (a place I live, but wish I didn't), Hobby Lobby (the madre y hermana needed more knitting yarn), Big 5 (I tried to return my lensatic compass, but wouldn't without my Dad's credit card), Barnes and Noble (returned my atlas for a cheaper one), and lastly, Sonic for a wonderful peanut butter fudge shake. Now I get to look forward to a breakout I guess. Ah, the joys of being a teenager!

Talking about knitting reminds me that I forgot to tell you all how my experiment with knitting went. Not well. I tried to do a scarf. I got like three inches long twice in a row and had to take it out, because I kept doing something weird like dropping a stitch. Finally, I got up to like five inches. It looked terrible. So, I took it up again and decided that I will be content with knowing how to knit, but occupy myself with other things I like. Like puzzles, reading, playing guitar, and all that good stuff.

By the way, I finished "The Phantom of the Opera". I really enjoyed it! I thought the first about 1/3 of the book was a little boring-a bunch of unpronouncable French names and sappy ballerinas. But it got better once some intrigue entered. I found it interesting how the author put in "footnotes" to make the book appear more non-fictional. That confused me at first, but once I figured it out, thanks to Rabenstrange, I was amused by it. I would reccommend it and give it 3.5 stars. By the way, it was quite different than the movie! A major character was taken out of the movie.

Quiz, Tabs, Labor Day, Book

Your Linguistic Profile:

75% General American English

15% Upper Midwestern

10% Yankee

0% Dixie

0% Midwestern

That was interesting. There was one question where none of the answers were what I would choose, and another I was unsure of. It asked what I called a carbonated drink. Soda, pop, or coke? Well, I used to call it Coke, but so many people in CO made fun of me that I started calling it soda. But I've NEVER called it pop!! :<) Does anyone play guitar? I do! I started learning, because I wanted to join my youth group's band. But I am not really going to do it at all this semester, because I have soccer. So, I am wanting to learn a little bit more than just worship songs. I found a really awesome site where you can search for any song or artist and they will most likely have it. Here it is. The first one I want to learn is my favorite ever song: "Summer of '69".

I didn't really do anything for Labor Day. I worked on homework for hours and hours, went to Wally World, and then went to soccer practice. But practice was pretty pointless, because I got there, did stuff for like 15 minutes, and then left because it was stormy. My first thought was "Waste of gas.....".

I know some of you have read "Phantom of the Opera". I'm almost finished, but I am a little confused. I realize it is fiction, but the author has footnotes in which he indicates that he "thinks" the ghost is real. Does anyone know if this is just to add interesting stuff to the book or if he really thought the ghost was real? Thanks.

Sunday, September 04, 2005


Something happy happened! A couple were planning on getting married right before Hurricane Katrina came. They ended up gettting married in a shelter. I guess this really demonstrates the whole "for better or worse" thing, huh?

Have a nice Labor Day. I really think we should change the name of this holiday to "No Labor Day". Sadly though, I believe I am working. Oh well, it isn't like I am doing something else extremely exciting!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Please Help

My family sat down this morning and discussed things we could do to help out people affected by the hurricane. We all realized that we wanted to stop complaining about all the politics involved and just do what we could to help. We found a local family who was collecting food to be taken to evacuees in Texas. So, we were really excited to be able to help out that way. There are some other things we are praying about too. We just want to be sure we do exactly what God wants.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

My Day is Made

(I added more since I first posted. Check last two paragraphs of post.)

My day has been made my this new episode of Making Fiends. Check it out. It's hilarious!

Oh, and I found some really neato music a friend of mine sent me a link to. He described it as heavy metal Avril gone Christian. It's really cool! Here you go.

Well, I finished "Cry, the Beloved Country". It was really good! I would definantly reccommend it to people. I like it, because it was from two different perspectives. Although a little sad, it was worth reading. Now, I am off to other things...I'm not sure what yet. Some ideas are "Phantom of the Opera" or "Count of Monte Christo".

It is Blog for Relief Day. I am on the list. You can go on too!

Check out the sky-Jupiter and Venus are only six degrees apart. By next week, they will basically be "on top" of each other. Here is a great website that gives some info.