Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

In 2008, I:

Traveled through seven different countries in 3 months

Made friends that live all over the world/country

Started Cheerleading

Was in my schools first musical

Started blogging

In 2009, I will:

Spend 5 weeks in Ukraine

Cheerlead- again

Turn 16!

Get my learners permit

Get my drivers license

Celebrate my first year of blogging.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Whacha Get?

So, yea, this post is just a little late.... Mainly because my computer crashed and so now I have to use my moms computer, and I don't like blogging when my parents are in the room and I just remembered my parents read this but I'm too lazy to take that out and this is a really long run on sentence and hopefully people can read it cuz I find run on sentences impossible to read.


So anyway, this is what I got for Christmas:

An iPod (4g purple nano)
Two books (Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris, and I forget the name of the other one....)
A Vera Bradly purse
clothes ( a jacket, two rocker tees, and a sweater)
money ($250, but $130 is for travel)
gift cards (to target...)
nail polish
hair dye
So what did you get?
My family had the dinner for my extended family at my house this year, which I honestly didn't mind. However, all my cousins are three or more years younger than me, and we got rid of all my toys. So with nothing to do, my cousins decided to play pretend. The story? They were kids home alone one night, and they get robbed, but defeat the robber by beating her up. The robber? Yea, that was me. Fuuuuuuuuuun....

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Other Side

(This is another assignment for school. The assignment was "If you could create an ulterior persona, what would that person be?")

There was a flurry of activity going on around me. The Prop and Set crews were running around on stage, making sure everything was in place. Makeup artists were putting the final touches on the actors and actresses. Everything had to be perfect for opening night!

If I could create an ulterior persona, it would defiantly be a Broadway actress.... or a concert flutist.... or a singer in a rock band.... or... so many to chose from! I'd probably go with the acting, though.

Acting is one of my first loves, one of the few I'm somewhat nerdy about. I love every thing about it- learning my blocking, memorizing my lines. even the last week of 24/7 rehearsal before opening night. It's stressful, but I love it.


The assignment ended there, but I have one more thing to say: PSAT results.

For those of you who don't know what that is, the PSAT is the test you take that prepares you for the SAT, the test you take to get into college. I did OK, I guess...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Memories

I wrote this for school today, and thought it would make a good blog, so I decided to post it here! Don't you feel special?

I woke up feeling euphoric in my special Barbie Christmas pajamas to the sound of eggs cooking on the stove and the smell of cinnamon rolls in the oven. At six years old, I had been waiting for this day all year, and couldn't believe it was finally here! I umped out of bed and ran to the stairs, then stopped, remembering that I had to wait for my parents to check and make sure Santa had come.

"Mommy!" I cried. "Daddy! Did Santa come?" My dad walked to the stairs a few minutes later, carrying a steaming mug of tea.

The calming sent drifted up the stairs, as he said "He came. Do you want to open presents or eat breakfast first?

I ran down the stairs, sounding like a stampede of six children. Half an hour later, I was euphoric once again. I had gotten all I wanted and more!

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Closet

I figure it's about time for me to come out of the closet.

NO not the sexuality closet! Two other closets: the political closet and.... the cheerleading closet.

So, yes. I'm a republican. Now, NO MORE POLITICS ON THIS BLOG.

.... And.... I'm a cheerleader. They finally convinced me. I joined the squad mainly because it gets me a gym credit so I don't have to take gym class. I normally play soccer, but It's at the same time as my school's musical, and it's too stressful to do both. I'm finding I somewhat like cheerleading, though.

Honestly, it's not cheerleading that I hate, it's the stereotype of cheerleaders that I hate. "Girls, in short skirts, sitting on the sidelines telling boys to do their best. Chosen for their beauty." And it's not a REAL sport.

I do not concur. That statement is completely false, but I guess cheerleaders deserve it. A lot of girls don't take it seriously, but it really is athletic, with the dancing and all. My squad does between 20 and 40 push ups (man push ups) and between 90 and 150 crunches.

And besides, cheerleaders can spell and count to 8!