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Monday, August 29, 2011

You've gotta believe me this time.

I don't really have anything important to say, so I will share with you my first roll of film.
I have another, but I still have four photos left on it and I'm waiting for the perfect moments. I feel like I just kind of wasted this first one. I just got really excited and took pictures of everything.

One time, me and Twin skipped the last day of school and sat at the amphitheatre. It was really pretty. I kind of wish something super eventful would happen to me there, but it never does.

I thought this was my last day of work, but I've actually been back to work many times since then. It was a beautiful day though. I had to park five bazillion miles away.

My mom is making a malt right now. Earlier she was just spooning the malt powder into her mouth. To me that's disgusting, but I guess it floats her boat.

My mother's sunglasses and a mustache from my brother's old work create my only friend.
I call him Hubert.

This was my last day in painting. I loved that class with all my heart. My teacher was the funniest woman in the world. I am taking Independent Study this year and putting together an AP portfolio, so I still get to see her.


Life on death.

Driving to school on my last day.
My neighborhood used to look a lot less ghetto, but then they did all this construction. Now, our roads are uneven and it looks terrible. I don't understand why it's so hard for them to blend the new tar in. Seriously.

"what're you looking for?"
I think this is awesome because it's a pun? I think that's the word. I just learned about all those, but I can't remember which is which. It can mean what are you looking for in this bin, or what are you looking for in life. Oh the joys of creative art students.

The hallway to my painting class. Some ducks got out a week before school started and they were running all around. My teacher fed them and the custodians got mad and took away her key. Bless her soul. Curse theirs.

Animal Science.
Never take it.
Unless you enjoy people who hate Peta and vegetarians, and have a hatred for people who treat animals with loving care and give them the same attention as they would give a human.
Some people never fail to disappoint me.
Oh, but I'm not talking about these girls. They are awesome and rock my life out.

Chinchillas. They are so adorable, but are super hard to hold. They flail around like no other mother. But it is the cutest thing when they eat from your hand.

Well folks, that's all. I've almost finished my 2nd film roll. Hopefully, the photography teacher will let me use the dark room. Cross your fingers for me.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's going to be ok.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

"I've eaten a bag of green apples, boarded the train there's no getting off"

Dress for sale... email me if you're interested and we'll pick a price:)

Ok. Multiple things need to happen right now.

1st. No. I am not pregnant. Even though I got proposed to tonight. Kinda of. Not really. I just like Sylvia Plath.

2nd. No. I am not obsessed with myself and/or emo. My
hairstylist/sister/coolestpersoni'veeverknown (you're welcome) moved to the great ole state of Alabama.
So, I just mixed our leftover color and dyed it myself. She needed to know how it turned out, hence the uncomfortable close ups.

Moving on with life.
School is just grand.
I've only got two classes each day.
So, I guess four. Well, five if you count Dental Assisting. Which counts. So, I have five classes.
AP language = "Describe yourself in three words" "Art, psychology, strange." "Explain strange?"
AP calculus = "I've been reading this book about the brain..."
Dental Assisting = "Everyone!! When the clock says 12:10, I'm going to clear my throat and then everyone push the bar to make your chair go down! It will be so funny! Ms. Sherilyn will be so confused!!!!!" (silence) "Ok. Never mind."
Seminary = Alena. That's all.
AP art = Ms. Coletti. That's all also.

I actually don't know why I just wrote that.
Like, thinking back on it, none of that really makes sense.
(that awkward moment where nothing happens)

Well, I will leave you with one last thing before I head off to bed.
Oh my gosh, my dog smells so bad. I feel really bad, because I don't want to kick her off my bed, but she smells horrid!!
Oh the problems.

Ok. The last thing.

You're welcome.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I met Ben Gibbard.

Happy first day of school. Senior year will be highly enjoyable.

My day has been spent writing an essay (I'll post it at the end. Give me constructive criticism.) and doing calculus.
Thoroughly enjoyable.

My calculus teacher is the greatest man to exist. He says the greatest things. And they are great.

Mr. Hank's quote of the day: "Be the type of person who lends the pencils... not the one who borrows them."

Anyways, on to the title of this post.

I got there at 12. The boys in front of me (pictured below) had lawn chairs and decided to go to a movie. I sat in one and talked with some random girl (pictured below). We became friends. The boys came back. We all played card games.

Security guard: "Hey. Death Cab likes to take some people to watch the sound check and stuff before the show, so when I leave, just follow me very discretely."

We went to a room and waited. We weren't allowed to have cameras or anything. They let the twelve of us into venue. Death Cab did their sound check. Then they came off the stage and we shook hands with all of them and the radio station took a picture (they've yet to upload it to their website... blahhhh). They gave us an autographed photo of the band (which I gave to my friend who I was waiting in line for).

The excitement doesn't stop there, folks. We got the literal front row. Nick threw his pick at the end, but it landed on the stage. When they finished their encore, I called a security man over and asked him to get it for me. He rolled his eyes, but agreed. Everyone around me went ballistic. "I PLAY GUITAR. GIVE IT TO ME. PLEASE. I BEG YOU." But, the cute little man gave it to me.


My friend got a drum stick also.

It was a great concert and a wonderful way to end the summer.
I can also cross "meet someone famous" and "get a picture with someone famous" off my Things To Do Before I Die list.

If you could meet anyone, who would you most want to meet?

p.s. My essay is actually not interesting and I don't want to bore you to death with the longevity of this post's writing.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I'm hearing voices and they're not mine.

Ok. I'm debating on whether or not to do a giveaway.

Ok. I am doing a giveaway of this top.
You must be a follower (I don't want creepers!) and you must comment telling me what you love most about yourself.
The one I'm wearing is a small, but I also have a medium.

That's all!


I took a most of my clothes to the consignment store, but I saved a few. I'm pretty sure only like ten people read this blog, but you ten people deserve something nice!

Maybe I'll start doing like monthly giveaways or something, at least until I run out of clothing.

Also, I have added some new items to the shop. Please, check it out! Due to some unfortunate events (I will tell you tomorrow) I am out about $80. My once $1,600 savings for college has become $1,000. I'm screwed.

I have always wanted to live off Ramen noodles though. So, maybe this isn't that bad.
Hey! Speaking of food, Costco rotisserie chicken will be the scent in my personal hell. I can not stand it. It makes me wish I was born without a nose.
And that's saying something.

No offense to Costco, they have delicious cupcakes and grapes and muffins and bagels and Parmesan/avocado (?) dip and cheese pizza and veggie burgers.
But their chicken is something else.

And not in the good way.

I say, "I'm sorry" for a reaction, but you're still walking away.

People say love is the center of everything.

If that's true, than I know very few people who have a center.
My mother is definitely does. She has ALWAYS been there for me and I love her more than anything in the entire world. Honestly, just thinking about her dying makes me cry.

But, it's people like who her have love. The real kind. Because she doesn't leave just because something got difficult. She doesn't stop talking to me just because she's confused. She doesn't move on with her life with me not in it. She honestly cares about me. And you know what? That's the type of person I want to surround myself with. So, to all you who don't care to know what's going on with me or even speak with me: Thank you for showing me who you really are. Or should I say are not?

Much love,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

For Ashley.

Take my clothing. I am hoarding. And it's concerning.

Hello folks.

So, I took inventory of my closet. Are you ready?

Shoes - 33
Tights/leggings - 21
Dresses - 71
Tanks - 43
Short sleeve tops - 109
Long sleeve/cardigan - 27
Jackets - 29
Skirts - 25
Jeans - 17
Shorts - 14

That is sickening.

Seriously, there are kids who don't even have a pair of shoes, and here I am hoarding it all.

SOLUTION: I'm selling everything. Anything that I'm wearing on here, is for sale, unless stated otherwise.
I really want to raise enough money to go to India. I don't to dip into my college fund any more than I already have. 

So, I don't really know how to do this. I guess if you guys see something you like just email me? I don't know about prices. Just tell me what you're willing to pay and we can negotiate. 

As far as this outfit goes, the shoes and socks are NOT for sale. But the dress and shirt are.

Anyways, if you guys have any suggestions on how to do this that would be beyond awesome. Etsy kicked me off because my items are not "vintage" enough. Bleh. So, comment and tell me what to do and how exactly I should function this little shin dig!

It's turns out that I actually have no life at all.
See, I thought I had at least a little bit of one, but today disproved everything.

I don't really have anything else to do at this moment, so I'm going to tell you exactly what I did today. I know you've been dying to know, so I won't keep you any longer.

- woke up at 6 and played Sudoku on my phone
- drank some Chamomile and blog stalked you lovies
- (10:00) made the crust for a pie which turned out to be the recipe from hell
- showered and got ready
- got my oil changed
- went to Costco to look for Huckleberries for my pie. They didn't have any.
- got a Simply Peach smoothie from Roxberry
- drove home
- put the crust in the pan
- went to Wal-Mart to get Huckleberries and Tapioca. They didn't have any.
- went to Kohler's to get Huckleberries and Tapioca. They didn't have any.
- went to Macey's to get Huckleberries and Tapioca. They didn't have any.
- came home with blackberries. filled the pie. couldn't get the dough to stay together to make the adorable criss-cross pattern.
- asked my mother for help
- said some choice words and gave up
- watched PLL. SPENCER AND TOBY FOREVER. (they disgust me)
- went to Chandler's house to get my cat ring
- went to Coldstone to celebrate my friends good fortune. got T-Rick a deluxe bone.
- took photos of T-Rick and made her feel violated (she likes to eat in private)
- went on a walk. met some weird kids at a park. stalked them once they left.
- went to my neighbors. talked. and talked. and talked. (12:00)
- went with my friend to Oreo a car
- saran wrapped a car
- and now I am here.

Aren't you glad that happened? Me too. It actually was quite the productive day. Minus the recipe from hell. Honestly, I started making IT at 10:00 and didn't finish until 3:00. But even then, we couldn't eat it until it had "set" which was like 11:00.
And it wasn't even good.


I have better thing to do with my time.
(but if any of you have a delicious pie recipe, please tell me. I have to end on a good note.)

Well, this is cool.
I'm going to bed now.

Never yours,

p.s. When our eyes close we're the same.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Joy in your garden.

Sometimes, I read others people's blogs and I feel like I should be better educated. That way I could post poetry, or songs I've written, or some random, obscure talent that no one even knows exists.

Then, I feel a compulsive need to plan my future. So, I choose the Diner's Platinum 50 meal plan ($1,650), shared room in Heritage Hall ($3,000), two semester tuition ($4,560), and realize that college will cost me about $9,210.
Not including gas, vehicle payments, and oddities.

Then I move on to scholarships, and decide that my ACT score needs to be above a 30 for me to be happy with myself, and my GPA needs to be at least a 3.8. Also, I need to be taking 12 plus hours for a grant.

Then, I realize that I will probably not even get into BYU, crumble up the paper I just spent an hour making, and throw it away.

And the best part is, next week I will do it all over again.

Let's hear it for compulsions.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Every failure equals an education.

Hey guys.

I have returned.

Awkward, bad quality photo? You've got it.

Ok. I am about to talk about weight. So, if you are sensitive about this subject, do not read on. I know I am not fat. I have nothing against people who are. I simply have my own goals and that's all there is to it. I honestly couldn't care less how much someone else weighs.
I am not anorexic. Or obese. Or bulimic.

Ok. I think that covers all that.
side note: why is it that girls get so mean when talking about weight?? I don't understand!!

So. Since school is starting, I have set some goals for myself. I know that none of you care, but I think if I share them on here, it will motivate me more to actually meet them.

1. For starters I would like to lose ten pounds. When I do that, I will purchase... hmmm. I will purchase the panda backpack from wholesale-dress.

2. Then I would like to lose ten more pounds. If I accomplish that, I will... pierce my nose? NO. I will buy a Spirit Hood!!

3. I would like to get a 4.0 at least the first two semesters, or until I get accepted to college. If I do that, then I'm pretty sure it will pay for itself, because I will get into the college I want to go to.

And there you have it.

I will keep you folks posted.

p.s. the title of this post came from the mouth of one of my YMAD leaders. I do not claim it. I just love it so much. 
Or like Queen Latifah loves her job as a physical therapist in one of the most uncomfortable films you will ever watch
Or how you love the fact that I'm going to stop giving examples.

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's gotta be somewhere.

The ferry to Bainbridge still holds the number one position on my list of favorite places in the world.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

They do strange things.

I will return Friday.

Seattle is more important than you.



Sunday, August 7, 2011

I'm just a goat who's half way through eating itself.

This is what you get when you have your 19 year old brother take your photos.

Walk to Rockwood.

Cheese bagel = love

Cheese bagel + small bird looking for food = small bird still looking for food

Even toys have dance parties.

Park vendors.

According to my mood ring, I'm feel romantic while eating hummus... I knew it.

Cutest restaurant. Wheat cheese bread, hummus, olives, feta cheese, cucumbers, and tomatoes with basil.

Amanda, I love you. Ice cold is correct.

p.s. I've got a mouthful of diamonds.