Thursday, July 28, 2005

My Friend's Blog

Hey, my friend Bonnie made a blog. It is Xanga, so I am not sure if any of you can comment, but you can check it out if you would like. :<)

I also updated my sidebar links. I added new music, completely got rid of the links section, and added a few more blogs. So, hopefully, that might provide somebody somewhere with a little entertainment. Who knows.

How about a story? A story of a girl who made a dumb mistake. Yeah, you guessed right. It's me. Well, this morning I was sent off to grout two showers and two bathroom floors. I got there and was mixing up a bag of parchment colored grout for the showers. I poured half a bag in and added some water, and started mixing. Well, it was a little wet, so I added more grout. But it was the wrong color. Whoops! I mixed two different grout colors together. What a dummy I am. Then the grout for the second shower also ended up being a wrong color-not by my fault. Phew! So, all I ended up doing was grouting two little floors. Therefore, I have to go back tommorrow. Sad, huh? Yeah....

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


Hola, peoples of the world. Wait-I don't think that many people read my blog. So, hola people that read my blog. :<)

Once again, it has been about a week since I've posted. But that is because it is summertime. I am starting up again once school starts-three and a half weeks. I can't believe it. NO! Please no! I'm not ready to...go back to school. Oh well, I guess I'll deal.

Swim season is pretty much over. I had my league meet last weekend which went well. I cut time off all my events which I was really excited about. But I didn't qualify for state, so I am pretty much done. I am going to the night practices just for fun.

This morning though we had team pictures. Ugh! I hate pictures. They're so fake. I mean, really, I got up at 5:30 to go be freezing (It was stinking cold.), wait around for an hour and a half, and then make a cheesy smile and that's it. Seriously, it took that long. Just because people are dumb and were late. I hate it when people do that. It was funny though, because most of the girls did their hair and makeup. I just made sure mine wasn't still bedhead and left. I am so not getting up at five to do something dumb like hair. And I never wear makeup anyway, so what is the point?

Then I left for work. I grouted like 750 square feet of tile. Needless to say, my arms are sore. Oh well.

Hmmm...not much else to say. My life is not that action packed. My entertainment for the night is going to the library. :<) Adios!

Oh!! I have a new book reccommendation. "Black" and "Red" by Ted Dekker. It is a trilogy. Well, if you add "White", it is a trilogy. But I haven't read that yet, so I can't say. It rocks!! You can check his stuff out here . I've been pretty into his books lately. His older ones aren't all that great. But the new ones rock. I guess he just needed to hone his skills.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

GOOD MORNING STARSHINE! THE EARTH SAYS HELLO. I am so making a t-shirt that says this. It is my new favorite quote.

Okay, I saw the movie last night. It was the most bizarre thing I have seen in a very long time. There is no other word for it. Bizarre!

I was impressed with how close they stuck to the movie. Except I didn't like how Willy Wonka didn't like family or whatever. That was kind of sad even though he did change. And I didn't really like the Oompa Loompas. It would have been much more interesting if they were taller and if they weren't all the same person. :<)

But I would most definantly reccommend the movie! Five stars for sure.

Oh. And I am serious about that t-shirt.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Look What I Did

I'm so excited! I tipped my hair red. You can't see it that well in this pic. It is actually a little darker in "real life". :<) I was really worried, 'cause I had never done something like this with my hair on my own, so it was basically a big chance. Basically, before I did it, I was trying to find any hats I could wear if I totally ruined it. But I think it turned out pretty well.

By the way, I found some cool new tunes. (They're both Christian.) Hawk Nelson and Relient K

Look What I Did

I'm not actually, um, using the toilet. I'm waiting for the hair color to work. I couldn't go anywhere else, because I was afraid I would get dye on something. I'm eating ice cream and reading a book. :<)

Sunday, July 17, 2005

I honestly can't believe it has only been three days since I posted. That is pretty weird. I was trying to comment on Summer's blog, but it won't let me. Argh! So, I'll say it here: "Hi, Summer!".

Let's see if I can recall what I have been up to lately. Well, surprisingly, not a whole lot. Yesterday, I worked. (By the way, it is a curse to work on Saturdays.) But, whatever, I got a shake out of it. That was worth it. The person I was working with bought me one. What a wonderful person....:<) Let's see, then I watched movies. One of them was "Mona Lisa Smile" which I haven't seen yet. That was really good! The other was blah. So, now it is Sunday. My parents have been gone since Friday morning on a camping trip. I feel really bad, because I was going to go to a swim meet, but I didn't for several reasons. Yesterday, I started wondering what the heck I was thinking by deciding to drive all the way to Rocky Ford for a swim meet by myself-a few hours away. I was getting really nervous about it. The farthest I've driven alone is Pueblo which is half an hour. What a retard I am! Plus, my car was smelling funny after I drove it. I didn't really feel like hitchhiking to my meet. So, last night, I went back and forth, back and forth about what I should do. I didn't sleep very well, because whenever I have something on my mind, I can't sleep. Well, when I woke up, I didn't feel so great. Maybe from the lack of sleep. So, that really did it for me. I called my coach and scratched. AAAAAHHHHH! That makes me so mad. I totally wanted to do my races, and I completely had to flake out. That really bothers me big time. But I guess there is nothing to be done about it. But I am never scratching again. I am SO mad! Okay, I'll try and stop now...

Have a nice day!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Interesting Week

As Yoda would say, "An interesting week it has been". Or something along those lines.
Life has just been really weird. I have had to make several hard decisions with school and sports. And I have been having weird stuff go on with some friends. It's just been an exasperating week! Oh well, who doesn't have those? I just have to keep coming back to the fact that life isn't always like this. But when it is, I just need to trust God! Jeremiah 29:11 is a good verse that has helped me out. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Good verse!

Monday, July 11, 2005

Catching Some Air

This is a pretty sweet story. This guy was the first to clear the Great Wall of China without motorized aid. Wow! I would call that a big time adrenaline rush. Here is the story.

I am SO tired. I had a two day swim meet and then I got up at 5:30 for swim practice. I got home, looked in the mirror, and wondered what the huge bags were under my eyes. Yikes! Hopefully no one else saw that. Maybe my goggles covered it. Ouch. I am SO taking a nap today! :<)

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Lazy Days...

...Or not. The summer so far has been CRAZY. The good kind though. I'm sure many others are experiencing the same thing. Sadly, this results in low traffic on the blogosphere (sp?). Therefore, there's not much to say...or do. Hmmm. Aren't summers great? Mosquitoes, popsicles, air conditioned libraries, the smell of chlorine, comfy Bermuda shorts, the feeling of sand in your shoes (Oh! That reminds me that I went to the sand dunes. Yeah, there are these BIG hills of sand in the middle of the Colorado woods. It rocks big time. My bros and I climbed the hill, rolled down it, played tag in the stream, covered our legs in sand. I LOVE sand! Oh, and we four-wheeled the whole way there and back. Now that was flippin' sweet!)

So, have a nice summer. I'll be on and off, but it is starting to look like a more off than on type of thing.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

I Used To...

I used to LOVE this guy's music. His CD was probably one of the first I ever bought. I still like it, but still it is a little funny that I used to be so obsessed with it. I realize now how much of a dork I was when I was like thirteen or fourteen. Hopefully, I won't look back when I am twenty-one and think I was a dork when I "was" seventeen.

His words are good though. Here is one song I really like. BTW, his name is John Reuben. I always thought that was a funny name.

it's hard lookin back now able to see in/ wishin' to God sometimes that I could do it all again/ man strugglin' can start to take its toll/ 16 years old tryin' to change what you can't control/ and it's not your fault but tell me what can you do when things fall apart and everyone's at you/ with two fingers pointed screamin' get it together/ but who's in the mix to show me any better/ so whatever I'm runnin' on my own solo/ tryin' to make things happen off the little bit I know/ and I guess I'll get what I get but yet I don't want to live my life full of regrets

pre chorus:
to my future in the palm of God's hand/ to my past as of now that I can't understand/ to my future uncertain unclear/ to the past I left to bring me here

the earth rotates and my world keeps spinnin'/ feelin' like I never started but it's all endin'/ and I stand here lonely/ a million familiar faces but yet no one truly knows me/ so I'll try to move on/ and I'll try to know how/ but the truth is I'm really runnin from the now/ I can't handle it I feel like the future's all I got/ don't want to deal with the past I choose memory block to stop how I feel I don't want to be real with it/ run from reality in attempts to deal with it/ but it's not workin' and I'm still hurtin'/ it's not workin' and I'm still searchin'

no regrets not regrets but it's hard/ no regrets no regrets I say/ no regrets no regrets I say/ in him in him/

I'm tryin' to live right and pass on what I believe/ yet it's hard to give when you can't receive/ but I'm learnin' slowly n surely/ and I'm secure enough to admit my own security/ see I know somethin in me has got to change/ God of creation I hear you callin' my name/ offerin' peace n joy and freedom from shame/ offerin' nothin' to lose but a life to gain

So, even though the language style is a little dorky, some of the words are cool and encouraging.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Camp Pictures

Finally-pictures! Wonderful "Natalie" sent me some. This is part of the people from my wing. (R to L-top to bottom-Maggie, Sarah, Mr. Krull [He taught our case studies and helped with missions. He is the guy who has brothers on RS.], Bethany, Amy, Me, J.C., and Natalie. Cool, huh?


Here is the coolest counselor in the world-Clarice. She has cool magnets on her door....

Spy Girls

Here we are being spies. Yay! The only people in this pic that aren't in the other are Kristi/Natalie. She is on right with short sleeves, holding a "gun". The other is Nick. She is the one with long, blonde curly hair.