Monday, November 16, 2009
This is my 99th blog entry guys. WOW.
Ok, so it's 12:14 at night and I can't sleep. This is because last night, I slept from 2 a.m. until 2 p.m. My sleeping patterns are so irregular. Especially considering for the past month or so, I've gotten no sleep during the school week due to homework or other things that keep my awake, and I haven't on the weekends because it's the weekend so I'm either at a friend's house, having friends come over, or staying up because it's the weekend and I can.
Which reminds me, this week I have had one Monday, three Fridays, two Saturdays, and a Sunday. This all occurred because we had Wednesday off for Veteran's day. This was nice, yet really annoying. Monday was Monday for obvious reasons, and then Tuesday was Friday because we had no school the next day, so I of course slept over at Sophie's house. Then Wednesday was like a Saturday because we didn't have school, so my friends and I went to Kookie Krazy to make cookies (mine looked something like Dory from Finding Nemo) and then we saw A Christmas Carol in 3D. And Sophie forgot that 3D stood for 3-dimensions, but I can't remember what stupid thing she said when she tried to remember what it stood for. During the movie, I was really hyper so when the Ghost of Christmas Past came out and Ashley leaned over to me and said, "Christmas... Present," I laughed so hard I cried. And it wasn't even that funny. I think I was the most hated person in that movie theatre. And trust me, I HATE people that are annoying in movie theatres, and I was SO annoying. I apologize to anyone that was there.
That night I got three and a half hours of sleep, because silly me felt like it was Saturday so I thought I would have the next day to do my homework, but I didn't and I had to do it all that night. So I woke up and went to school and it didn't even cross my mind to eat breakfast. So by the time I had to go to dance that day, I was wired. I was so hyper! I ran up to K.C. and went, "I got three and a half hours of sleep last night, I haven't eaten anything all day, and I feel like I just drank a cup of coffee." I think people were afraid of me. And then Sydney and I decided we were going to lose our energy-drink virginity and chug a 5 Hour Energy on January 14th. Weird things happen when you're hyper. So that was Thursday... which felt like Friday because it was the last odd day of the week. And then Friday was Friday and Saturday was Saturday and so on.
And last night (Saturday not Sunday) I went to an amazing drama club party that resulted in major theatre kid bonding time. Many fun things happened at this party (there were s'mores) but I feel the need to point out one quote made by yours truly.
The song "You're a Jerk" came on, so naturally people started jerking to it... because that's kind of the point. A couple of my friends (who are all Jewish) asked me to jerk with them. I simply stated, "I'm too Jew to jerk." We've decided we're getting this phrase made into a t-shirt. I know we'd all wear it.
And that's about it for now. I really probably should go to sleep. Birthdays first...
Happy birthday George S. Kaufman, Lisa Bonet, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Quick note, today is Maggie Gyllenhaal's birthday, which means that a year ago today, Nicki and I started working on the script for our History Day project on Lucille Ball, because I remember we couldn't decide on a name for my character so we looked at that day's birthdays on IMDB, and she came up, so we named our character after her. Otherwise her name was going to be Cashew. I'm glad it wasn't.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
*Stephanie gets distracted by Facebook for a full two hours*
So I was just on Facebook, and I got a request from Arielle telling me to get a dislike button. And people have been joining groups and petitioning for a while to get this button. I have a feeling that this button is going to be kind of like civil rights. Let me explain...
People worked really hard to get civil rights. Then they got civil rights, and they appreciated it for a while, because it was novelty, most other places didn't have them. But after a while, civil rights were no longer new and sparkly, and people stopped appreciating them.
Ok, that's kind of a bad example, because a lot of people still appreciate civil rights, you just wouldn't be able to tell in the area I live in. But you get the point right? Eventually people will forget how important the dislike button was to them and will go on leading their virtual lives the same as they always did.
*Stephanie gets distracted by something for another 45 minutes*
I've run out of things to say that won't get me in trouble.
Happy birthday Edmond Halley, Milton Bradley, Bram Stoker, Margaret Mitchell, June Havoc, Esther Rolle, Patti Page, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Curtis, Gordon Ramsey, Bucky Covington, and a combination of all these people, my dear friend Sammy. Happy birthday to all of you!
I haven't gone to bed at a decent hour in more then two weeks, so I'm going to take this opportunity and not spend my time hyperlinking all this junk.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
First of all, October 9th was my 14th birthday. YAY! I had an amazing time and I got amazing gifts from my friends. I would like to especially acknowledge Ashley, for compiling all of my previous blog entries into one beautifully bound masterpiece. I also got other amazing presents, including a deck of cards made by Nicki where each card had a picture of one of my friends on it (i.e. all the twos were Julia, I was on all the kings, etc.). So that was three weekends ago. I don't remember what I did two weekends ago, but LAST weekend was... interesting.
First of all, Saturday morning a group of friends and I went to the California Science Center. It was pretty amazing. We were going for extra credit in science class, but even so it's just a really fun place. We saw the show with the giant human named Tess, played ultimate Jenga, built a fort, went in an earthquake simulator, went drunk driving, and everyone except me went on a bicycle three stories up in the air. I have it on video, and it's pretty entertaining. The ride home was fun because we sang songs to USC fans out the windows of the car. Yup...
Then we come to Saturday night. Homecoming (the football game was Friday night.... that's a WHOLE other story). Or as it has been cleverly renamed by my friend Cheyenne, Hoecoming. Because honestly, it was one of the most awkward nights of my life. You walk into my schools gym, and you see a couple groups of guys and girls trying to dance like normal people with their friends, and then you see HUGE groups of guys and girls grinding each other! It was like watching Mating Season on the Animal Planet. That reminds me, in biology the other day we watched a video about the rainforest, and the lizards were.... never mind. Back to Homecoming. There were a few couples that were never seen with their lips more then an inch apart! At one point in the evening my friends and I plopped down on the couches in one of the corners of the room and just watched in utter disgust. And then we ripped the tulle that was covering the couches and made mustaches. It was like defacing school property. High school has really changed people....
It was funny though, at one point I was standing outside the gym getting food and I overheard this conversation:
Boy: Everyone in there is dancing like sluts!
Girl: Hence the invention of the verb, slut-dancing.
And I laughed. After Homecoming I went to K.C.'s with Sarah and we watched 10 Things I Hate About You. It was a really good movie. It just was. The 90's were just overall kickbutt.
Now to this weekend. Friday night Sophie and Arielle came over to my house to help me cook dinner. We put too little olive oil in the chicken and too much water in the cous-cous. But otherwise all was good.
Then we made an EPIC timeline of a week in our lives (it's more eventful then you think) and we talked for a very long time and then we watched Chicago. Which is amazing. I'm pretty sure I sang "We Both Reached for the Gun" in my sleep though.
And yesterday, of course, was Halloween. Sarah, K.C., Sierra, and I were the Teletubbies (I was Po, the smallest one). Some of the favorite costumes I witnessed though, were road kill, Waldo, Jesus, Dr. House, Marty McFly, Super Jew, and the mustache fairy.
OMG. I just remembered, a week and half ago or something, I got kicked out of biology class! I mean, I talk constantly in that class because otherwise I'd die of boredom, but on this particular day, I guess my friend and I were too enthusiastically discussing the names of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, because when I finally remembered the fourth one's name (Leonardo) I was sentenced to sit in the hallway until the end of class (which was less then seven minutes later).
So basically that's what I've been up to for three weeks.
Happy birthday too Jenny McCarthy, Toni Collette, Bo Bice, Penn Badgley, and other people I may or may not have heard of.
Anyways, don't Google yourself! Bye!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I have really bad homework habits. But you know what, I'm not going to deal with that right now. I actually started researching for a project today (that isn't due tomorrow) because it's about Lewis Carroll so it's actually interesting. I'm going to have to talk to my teacher about censorship though. Because Lewis Carroll was a very strange man. And... well, ok let me explain this first.
Part of this project is an oral presentation about whichever poet you chose. It has to be presented in the first person though, and I really don't know what to do. Because four of Lewis Carroll's diaries from vital years in his career are missing along with at least seven pages from his others. AND tons of accusations were made against him that are very likely true but that he always denied.
Examples of things he was accused of: Using LSD, being a paedophile (supported by at least six photographs of naked children taken by him) which includes but is not limited to him proposing to an eleven year old girl, among other things.
He also invented Scrabble. That's just awesome.
And all these things were wrong with them! I mean no one knows for sure because science back then wasn't what it is now, but he could have been epileptic considering he exhibited symptoms (asymmetrical face, stammering) that also existed in other members of his family (epilepsy is genetic). BUT some people think that he could have had temporal-lobe epilepsy, which means that instead of blacking out during his seizures he had these visions that were in some kind of wonderland (i.e. Alice in Wonderland).
He also may or may not have had a disease now known as Alice in Wonderland syndrome where he saw things disproportionately. For example he could have seen a dog to be the size of tea cup.
But no one really knows for sure. So how am I supposed to present a speech in the first person without saying, "People accused me of this this and this but I said no. No one knows if I was lying or not." It's stupid sounding!
Did you know Alice in Wonderland has more songs then any other Disney movie? I find that interesting. 15 songs total. I've never read the book version, which I hear is better then the movie. I would like to read it.... my birthdays on Friday. Hint. This volume of the book is especially nice.
I watched Alien last night with my friends. I don't want to go into detail, but my verdict is really good acting and it was really good overall, but I'm not a sci-fi person. I never will be. It bothers me how many unanswered questions there are. But my friends and I collectively decided to answer all the questions that come up like so:
Why aren't the floating around if they're in space?
It's sci-fi. Don't question it just accept it.
How are they smoking on the space shuttle without it blowing up?
It's sci-fi. Don't question it, just accept it.
Mom, Dad, why are you sending me away!?!?!
It's sci-fi. Don't question it, just accept it.
You get the point, we also derived from this movie that aliens respond better to kindness then force. It's the true moral of all alien movies.
And that volleyball is a damn good actor.
Sorry for the previous onslaught of inside jokes but I had a fun time. :) Birthday time!
Now I'm going to go pretend to be productive.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Well because it's been three weeks I don't really know what to say. I've just been adjusting to a more concrete schedule in my high school life. It still isn't working out.
Shoot I just broke another rubber band. I think my hair has it's own gravitational pull or something.
Hmmm.... what to talk about. GOT IT!
I saw Fame yesterday! It was REALLY good but not as good as the original. It wasn't as deep. Except for when Kevin... well you'll have to see it, I don't want to spoil anything. But the talent was phenomanal. I mean, it was about the New York High School of Performing Arts so of course it was. I was really impressed by the majority of young actors, and all the adults, of course. And when Megan Mullally did karaoke I cracked up. It's definitely worth seeing.
And there's a couple other things I'm really excited for right now. The 2009 Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie is definitely going to be great. John Stamos is playing Albert and Allie Trimm is playing Kim, it's super exciting! I entered a contest on their website to win tickets. I love the movie and thanks to Mel Mel (my supplier of all things Broadway) I have a copy of the original Broadway cast soundtrack. Which I am listening to at the moment.
And now for something even more exciting, for me anyways! Drum roll please...
This year is The Wizard of Oz' 70th anniversary! And as any of the people that came to my middle school graduation know, this is a very big deal for me. And you know what big deal anniversary's mean.....
Limited edition merchandising! And the ice-cream sundae of limited edition merchandising is...
The Wizard of Oz 70th anniversary box set! This includes a four disc DVD set with a remastered copy of the movie and over four hours of bonus features, a 52 page book about the making of the movie, a reproduction of the movie budget sheet, a copy of the 1939 campaign book, and a watch. And since my Tinkerbell watch just broke I could use this.
And I think I'm getting this for my birthday (that is in 12 days) because I found the ad for it in a magazine my mom was reading. But in case she didn't get it for me.... this would be her subtle hint.
Anyhoo..... yeah. I'm running out of things to say. Glee is amazing but you already knew that.... the House season premiere was absolutley chilling, one of the best episodes yet. Umm... yeah.
Now I SHOULD do my homework before Yom Kippur starts because I don't think I'll be able to function properly on an empty stomach.
Happy birthday to Samuel Adams (the revolutionist, not the beer), Arthur Penn, Meat Loaf, Alexis Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Avril Lavigne.
Ok. Well. Bye.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
This is my first post as a high school student. I know it's a big deal right? So here are a few thoughts about high school:
The campus is huge and confusing, but people are very helpful.
Seniors and juniors will not beat up the freshman. The sophomores on the other hand have anger management problems.
Teachers are oddly specific in their methods.
There is A LOT of homework, or at least in honors classes.
There is way too much going on to do everything (but I highly recommend going to movie night, especially if they are showing Back to the Future).
You will make new friends, but considering I have only been going to high school for eight days, I've really stayed friends with the same people and made brand new acquaintances.
It does not matter where you sit at lunch.
Because there are more kids and more to do, you are likely to find someone with your interests.
PDA is everywhere. There is also the common species people wearing little to no clothing.
I could on forever but I won't. I've actually enjoyed my first eight days of high school. I really like how my school has a block schedule (three classes one day, three the next). On "odd" days I have English (which is my favorite academic subject), dance (my P.E. replacement), and theatre (which is theater). I love odd days, except for PMS-y sophomores in the locker room. But otherwise it's great! Even days have something to be desired. I have geometry(which sucks cause its math), and then I have biology (which is boring yet interesting at the same time), and choir (which is fun and strange)... Anyhoo, all my classes are fun and not fun in their unique ways.
English is great because I love to read and write... but it's a ton of work. Geometry sucks because its math.... but my teacher is really nice and so far it's easy. Dance is fun because it's dance and not P.E.... but my only friend in that class has a broken ankle. Biology is SO much work.... but it's interesting and the people that sit around me are psychos, which is fun. Theatre is absolutely amazing... but nothing. It's just freaking amazing. Choir is fun and musical.... but none of my middle school choir friends are there and my teachers really weird.
So there's a lot of buts, so I will try to focus on the positive. Ugh I'm being ramble-y... I am in such a weird mood right now! I just want to go to a museum so freaking bad!
I know. I'm a geek. But I love museums! Art museums, history museums, science museums.... I LOVE MUSEUMS. A zoo would also be satisfactory at this point.
This is why I need to live in New York. No matter what I want to do I'd have access to it. Except go to Disneyland. Which I'd miss but I'd get over it.
Anyhoo, I'm at my grandparents house and I was looking at this book they have called The History of the World In Pictures, which really isn't the history of the world because it starts in 1850. But then again we didn't have pictures until around then, so it is the worlds photographic history. And I was looking at all the beautiful photos, and I got all obsessive and freaky. And now I'm watching Hollywood Singin' and Dancin': A Musical Treasure (again) and now I really want to watch an old movie.
People just don't do stuff like they used to! No one has the dedication to dance like Ginger Roger and Fred Astaire, or make paintings like Mary Cassatt, and there isn't need to have amazing photographic journalism like Jacob Riis. And no one sings like Judy Garland or Frank Sinatra anymore, because the industry takes cute little girls that can somewhat act and sing and then use the computer to enhance their voice to what the people want (cough cough Miley Cyrus cough cough The Jonas Brothers). Today everyone just sits on Facebook. Which brings me to my social networking rant but I'm on a roll hear so I'll get to that later...
And don't get me started on music! My piano teacher (I've taken one lesson) was taught be Leonard Bernstein. I KNOW! His use of tritones and all the other musical terms that are beyond my realm of knowledge make West Side Story! PEOPLE DON'T WRITE GOOD MUSIC ANYMORE. Today's songs are just singers, if you can even call them that, repeating curse words and sexual terms over and over again to a beat.
Holy crap I sound like an old person. Ummm.... I'm freaking myself out so I'm going to stop now.
Happy birthday (yesterday technically) to Jane Addams, Jo Anne Worely (I've met her, she is so sweet!), Jeff Foxworthy, and Ramiele Malubay (who I've seen perform live). Yay!!
I'm tired. Being obsessive and old lady rant-ish takes a lot out of you. The internet connection is slow here, so I'm not going to deal with hyper links.
I apologize for my freaky old ladyness that's really strange for a nearly 13 and almost 11 months year old girl, but what can I say, I'm a strange kid. Now I'm going to read while listening to Judy Garland sing. Because reading is good for you!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
You guys (who ever you may be) have probably realized by now my summer hasn't been the best. It started out with a flu-like disease, which last through the first week of summer school. Then I had four healthy, but still torturous, weeks of summer school to endure, and on the sixth and final week I developed a bad case of bronchitis and had to take awful medicine that turned my teeth yellow.
Once summer school ended I was still sick and avoided going out and infecting others. But even when I was better, there was nothing to do anyways considering the majority of my friends where on vacations. Vacations I don't get to go on. Then when they got back, I got grounded for reasons that will not be disclosed at this point in time and I am staying grounded until school starts. I also got my cell phone taken away. SOB.
And also I had to read two books and write essays on them. I'm not done with the second book and school starts on Wednesday. But I'm almost done so all is well.
But I should not focus on the negative. I got to go to the mall with my mom on... yesterday because I was in dire need of clothes to wear to school. I am strong believer in the philosophy that ever new year needs a brand new outfit. Preferably two.
Anyways I got a new dress, a pair of jeans, a multitude of t-shirts and tank tops, a beret, a belt, a few bracelets, some necklaces, a pair of sandals, a pair of converse, hair stuff, and when we bought a bat mitzvah present at the Coach store they gave me a free Coach notebook and box of pencils. I did well.
That paragraph will probably lead you to believe that I'm a spoiled rich kid and am unaffected by the recession. But this is untrue. I do live comfortably enough and I have it better then a lot of people but a shopping spree like that is not the norm for me and was very special. I also had a $50 gift card to Forever 21, so a lot of that was free for me, and a lot was from Macy's where everything is on sale, all the time. The shoes were from TJ Maxx. So don't judge.
Then today I went to Snicker's younger sister's bat mitzvah which was.... interesting. Ili did an amazing job at the service and it was very emotional. I felt like I needed to look away. But she did a phenomenal job.
The reception was.... interesting. The food was great. The desserts were delicious. But all I'm saying is these kids do not know how to party. I know they are new to the bat mitzvah era, but they did it wrong. They basically stood around the dance floor and sort of sung along. Where was the dancing and jumping like maniacs???? Why was no one screaming and belting out the songs, even if they didn't know the words???? WHY DID NO ONE GET INJURED???
Eventually Sars and I got fed up and went outside. Snickers was ignoring us to be with her family anyway.
In short, it wasn't like the good old bat mitzvahs of my day. But it was nice. And I appreciated the food.
Speaking of birthdays, happy birthday to Gene Kelly (the amazing) and Neil Cicierega (the hysterical). You two men are AWESOME.
Now I really have to work on my summer reading!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Don't get weirded out or anything, it's just that I'm so bored beyond belief! Every day's the same. I wake up at 12 because I stay up until 2 and I spend all day on my computer and watching TV. I SHOULD be writing my essays but as always I am a procrastinator and never do what I should be doing. And of course my friends are gone. That's a bummer.
My friend Julia came back from Alaska on Friday and I spent all day with her yesterday and slept over at her house. Because it was her birthday yesterday. This led us to eat sooooooo much junk food that I never want to eat again.
Our day went like this: We went out to eat lunch at Pick Up Stix and then went to see Bandslam, which was actually a really, really, really, good movie even though the commercials only showed stupid parts, where we at popcorn and Raisnets (chocolate covered. Sorry inside joke). Afterwords we went to get ice-cream and pick up cake mix to bake her birthday cake. Then we went out to dinner at an Italian place where we had gnochhi that we couldn't finish and had bread pudding we couldn't finish. Then we got movies at Blockbusters (Airplane!, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and Clueless) and went back to her house and baked the cake and ate it and watched the movies. Well, we never got to Clueless.
Pop Quiz! Did Julia and I eat anything with nutritional value yesterday?
If you said no, you would be correct. We ended up feeling really sick.
The rest of my week I've been home. Well I went to my neighbor Ashley's house where I saw The Hunchback of Notre Dame for the first time and it was very good. What I don't understand is how it was rated G. It was so inappropriate! I mean it was all in a way that just goes over kids heads but I still don't think it should be rated G. I need to have a word with the MPAA.
Happy birthday to Angela Basset, Madonna, Steve Carell, Vanessa Carlton, Cam Gigandet, and Evanna Lynch!
Now back to doing nothing.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I did go to two birthday parties though. One was for a friend of mine and we ended up going to the wrong place.... then we went to the right place and we had fun. It was in a rather large house so when it got late we separated into sleeping and staying up late rooms so as not to annoy people. I was in the staying up late room obviously. I was also the first to wake up which never happens and it was so boring for the whole ten minutes until other people got up.
Straight from there I went to my grandmother's surprise party that was at my cousins house. And they live in this house that's literally right on the beach and it's so gorgeous! It's the way ignorant people believe all Californians live, walking everywhere, going to the beach every day... if their neighbors were celebrities it would be perfect! I walked down to the beach with one of my cousins and we did a random photo shoot and put our feet in the water. We didn't swim or anything. But the beach was amazing because no one was there except people in their neighborhood. And the weather was perfect. Even though I hate the ocean I wouldn't mind living like that. Except the school system in the area sucks and it's not like we could afford private school.
And that's about everything that's happened. Otherwise I've watch TV, been on the computer.... and sort of done my summer reading for honors.
I know, I know, I've been living a sedentary lifestyle (health vocab word!) but:
a) I've been sick.
b) It's hot outside.
c) What am I supposed to do anyway?
Honestly people always try to sell exercise in this light that it's fun and you feel energized afterwords and you get endorphins released yadda yadda yadda. None of it's true! After I exercise I feel like I want to take a shower and go to sleep. It makes me feel exhausted and awful! I understand that games like soccer can be fun for some people, but not me. But even though people like sports, how can they like regular exercise like gym stuff or running? It's boring and NOT FUN.
I asked my parents if I could do yoga. I've tried it before and that is fun and relaxing and you actually do burn a lot of calories. It works on core strength. Like dancing except not. That made sense.....
Well that's about it.... birthday time! Happy birthday to Whitney Houston, Anna Kendrick,and Forrest Landis (that hyperlink got messed up...). Yay. Most of my friends birthdays are in the summer and I've been going to so many parties that it makes me REALLY want it to be my birthday.
Ok that's it. Now I'm going to "do my summer reading." BYE!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Just kidding. The week was just me sicker then I have ever been, but at school. I had a fever and I was coughing and it was just awful because I couldn't miss anything! And I had final exams on Thursday so I had to be there for the (little) review. It was very stressful.
On Thursday after school my mom took me to the Minute Clinic at CVS Pharmacy because I wanted to avoid going to the regular doctor at any cost. I was diagnosed with bronchitis. Yay.... AND she gave me the biggest pills ever!!! I measured- they're nearly an inch each and I have to take them twice a day. So to make it easier, my mom cuts them in half, crushes them, mixes it in chocolate pudding, and puts some sprinkles on it. It's better then swallowing it.
But Thursday night my dad and I went to Fiddler on the Roof starring the legendary Topol as Tevye. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity considering it's his farewell tour. We sat in the 16th row! The performance was amazing, I kind of expected Topol to be more mellow and not as energetic, but he completely was able to do the performance just as great as in the movie. I also loved the sets, they were like dollhouses cause they opened and closed... it's hard to explain but they were so cool!
I walked to the stage door when it was over but no one was there! What's up with that? Topol I DEMAND an explanation! I was expecting to get an autograph and picture and I will not feel like I got my money's worth until I do.
Then I came home and threw up until two a.m. Did I mention I coughed through out the show even though I had cough drops?
So Friday and Saturday I stayed at home and did nothing because I was so tired from staying up all night coughing. But Saturday around six p.m. my mom was on Facebook and her friend is all, 'My asthma's acting up and I don't want to go to Cats tonight and annoy everyone that sits around me. Does anyone want the tickets?' So my mom called her and asked her how much they were and she said free and my mom said NO and she said YES and my mom said she wanted them and we got them and I saw Cats last night and coughed and annoyed everyone around us.
Did I mention the tickets were 10th row center? A.K.A. the best seats in the house!!!!!!!!
I've had the best bronchitis ever! Except for the bronchitis part.
So now I am in my solitude watching E! Where Are They Now shows about child stars from the '80s. I have an awesome life right now.
Happy birthday to Mary Louise Parker and to Kara and Shelby Hoffman! I've barely heard of them also don't worry. But no offense... Ok never mind.
Now I will proceed to cough my lungs out. Good bye!
Monday, July 27, 2009
This sucks more then it usually would because this is my last week of summer school and I can't miss anything. I'm also seeing Fiddler on the Roof Thursday night but I wouldn't miss that anyway. I'm really happy summer schools going to be over but I'd be happier if I wasn't sick and had more energy. After I finish this entry I'm taking a nap.
That reminds me, summer school has totally messed me up! So I have to wake up at six every morning to get there on time, and then I stay up all night doing homework (approx. average bedtime: 11:30-12:00) and then the cycle repeats. This had made me extremely sleep deprived and irritable. Just last week I woke up and couldn't find my hair brush, so I went to use one of the spares in the bathroom and I didn't like it. I almost cried! I didn't know why I just did not have the emotional capacity to deal with one tiny thing going wrong. I just slammed the hairbrush in the drawer and put my hair in a ponytail because I couldn't deal with it.
Also last week, Sophie and I got in a bit of a klutz war. I went to her house and dropped a glass. She came to my house and dropped a glass, a piece of which landed in my foot. We went to lunch and I spilled her Sprite on her. She spilled my salsa on me.
And today I stepped in mud. Again.
Another achievement of the past week was I learned how to make a power point and use a flash drive. Yeah I fit in so well in the 21st century don't I?
Also this weekend was VERY busy and fun. Thursday night I saw Seussical the Musical because my friends Ashley and CiCi were in it, Friday night I slept over at Sars' house and a bounce house was involved, Saturday night I saw my friends Tillie and Katie in Once Upon a Mattress and Sunday night I started to feel sick. Isn't that exciting.
And now I'm tired and I want to go to sleep.
Happy birthday to Snicker's sister Ili!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I saw it on Wednesday after summer school, on Thursday night, and Friday morning. It was amazing every time and totally did not feel like a two and a half hour movie. Also, it was by far the funniest of the movies and most romantic. I don't want to post spoilers, but basically Tom Felton had an amazing performance as Draco Malfoy. Considering in all the other movies all he had to do is be mean (which is the easiest thing in the world), this one was so emotional! He cried and everything and it was a great performance. Emma Watson also did a great job as Hermione Granger like in every movie and so did all the other actors. I want to talk about it more but I don't want to spoil it for everyone!!!!!!!! Just go see it. I want to see it again really badly.
So I went to a birthday party Friday night (sleepover) that included a shaving cream fight I didn't participate in. But that night around one they put The Notebook on and everyone fell asleep instantly except me, Sarah, Ilana, and Alexandra. Sarah and I both had never seen this movie. I really wanted to, but Sarah just was waiting for them to die. We had fun making commentary on it (for the first 45 minutes of the movie, I thought the guys name was Mike), much to Alexandra's enjoyment. Ilana's just a really light sleeper and couldn't fall asleep with the TV on and with our rambling. But I had a good time. I don't really know if I liked the movie or not considering we barely watched it. Well we did, but Ilana turned the sound down really low.
Anyhoo, Sophie and I decided when I should have been born, because as many of you know the 21st century isn't really working out for me. So here is the story of how my life should have been:
I should have been born in 1914 to upper middle class parents. They would be firm but kind (movie reference- see if you can guess) and would teach me to behave. I would have a simple childhood playing with my siblings. The Roaring 20's would come when I was six and I'd be mostly oblivious, but for the end of the 20's I'd be a teenager so I'd listen to jazz and Charleston at school dances. My parents would laugh at my crazy modern ways.
I'd graduate high school in 1932, in the beginnings of the Great Depression. I would then be thrust into the real world (I'm not sure which college I would have gone to- was Sarah Lawrence around?) and I'd learn how to be thrifty and make the most of a bad situation. This would be useful later in life.
Somewhere in the mid to late 30's I'd meet a man, fall in love, and get married. Depending on when we got married, we'd have one or two children before World War II starts and my husband gets drafted to fight for our country. But because this is my perfect life, he survives with little to no sustainable injuries. He's home by 1945, the baby boom hits and we have couple more kids, move to a suburb, and I become a 50's housewife.
Doesn't this sound like a great life????? This is how I should have been. I was born in the wrong time completely.
Aside from all this, nothing else has really happened to ME this week. So birthday time!
I'd like to wish Anthony Edwards and Steven Anthony Lawrence a happy birthday.
Ok, to wrap this up, please comment and I think I might give my blog a face lift because it's too dark for my liking right now.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Anyhoo, I really have NOTHING to talk about. But I do have to make a public thank you to Melanie who burned me the Broadway soundtracks to Bye Bye Birdie (which I already new was amazing) and to 13 which I am addicted to!!!!!!! I'm listening to it as we speak and I have been all weekend. In case any one didn't know, 13 is the first and only musical where the whole cast and orchestra is made up of teenagers. It's about a kid named Evan Goldman who moves from New York City to a town in the middle of no where (Indiana) after his parents divorce and basically if he wants to be popular he has to have the best bar mitzvah ever. And there's more stuff but I can't really explain it.
So..... yeah a pretty uneventful week. I slept over at Snickers house on Thursday. Sars was there also. We baked brownies!!! They were really good.
Can't you tell I've had a boring week????? Well.... I did sleep over at Sophie's house last night. THAT was entertaining because we got Chinese takeout and Soph had an allergic reaction to who-knows what. But that's not why it was entertaining. We watched Evita which was REALLY good. I didn't think it would be because seriously, Madonna doing a part that was immortalized by Patti Lupone????? It seemed kind of wrong, but she did a great job, mainly because Evita is told completely in song so she didn't have to do any acting, outside of singing. Yay! We also watched Chicago really early in the morning which I've seen a million times but its SO good.
Geez I haven't compiled any interesting information this week!!!!!! I feel like I'm failing you. Sob.
I am sick of the Michael Jackson hype though. He's dead.
Something really sad happened. A bunch of people from our area were in Italy and they got in a car accident and died. Only one person in the car survived and that was girl my sister's age. Her mom, best friend, and grandparents died. Her dad was home. It's so awful. I don't know how I'd handle being the only survivor in such a horrific situation. It would result in major post-traumatic stress syndrome and years of therapy that's for sure. but I would feel so awful. Like why did I survive and they didn't???? Ok, I really want to stop thinking about this it's completely bring me down. It's so awful. Think happy thoughts. My dad's coming home from Israel tonight.... yay? Not really happy considering he went to Israel without me.
Well I went to the beach today with Sophie and Sarah. We played volleyball and keep away and ate food. They tried to get me to get more then just my thighs wet. I hate the ocean. Bad experience. *shudder* We also sat on our towels for a while and asked questions like, "If I was a snack food, what kind would I be?" Basically they couldn't think of anything for me because I have such a nondescript personality. It's always bothered me that I don't have that things where people go, "Oh that's so Stephanie" or something like that. You know? It's like everyone has something that sets them aside. I just have boring stuff. When we were deciding what kind of shoes we would be, they said I'd be orthopedic shoes because they're supportive. Yeah they're supportive but they're also ugly. I wish I had a hobby or something. Or something I'm good at that most people aren't.
So I've had an uneventful week and now I'm wallowing in self pity. Maybe these people are having a more entertaining time then I am:
Happy birthday to Henry David Thoreau, George Washington Carver, Buckminster Fuller, Oscar Hammerstein II, Bill Cosby, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Anna Friel! You people are awesome. And I'm too lazy to go back and hyperlink so if you don't know who they are look it up because you really should.
I want Cinnamon Toast Crunch..... really badly.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Rant over. I hope I got my point across. Anyhoo, for me it feels like today's the 4th of July because I am seeing fireworks in the park tonight. Even though I did observe some of the neighborhood community college students do some illegal ones last night. They weren't as problematic as the ones Sarah's dad set up over New Years. Those were interesting.
Well there isn't nearly as much to talk about this week as there was last week, so I'm going to try to make this one shorter then the last, but no promises.
After I posted last week, Sarah and I saw My Sister's Keeper which was not very good. We both had read the book, and the book made me SOB (which isn't saying much because it's me. What's saying much is that The Boy in the Striped Pajamas made Sarah cry.) and the movie only got me choked up. I thought I was gonna cry. But then I didn't. And they completely changed the ending. So basically, I was disappointed.
But there were a couple funny moments to the movie. Like when the went to court and the judge said, "All rise," and Sarah started to stand up. That made my day. Also, when Kate was getting ready for prom, there was this little montage that kept flashing between her and Anna and Sarah and Aunt Kelly getting ready and Taylor getting the silent treatment from Brian and Jesse. I was the only when in the theatre laughing initially, but then other people joined in. I'll never know if they were laughing with me or AT me. So basically, no one understood that passage except me, Sarah, and other people that have seen that movie.
So otherwise I've had an uneventful week going to summer school, woop de doo. And there are these three kids who are in my class that are SO obnoxious. It makes me wonder how they got that way. I mean, I'm obnoxious at home but that's with my family and they have to love me anyway.
But these kids (two girls and a guy) are so annoying! They're the kind of people that laugh really loud and at everything so people will look at them and be thinking, "My life must be awful because I'm not friends with them." But you see, no one thinks that. People actually think, "Why are they being so loud? I'm trying to work!"
Woah I've heard the song "Hey Jude" in a million places recently. It just came on my iPod. My iPod is always on shuffle, I like random songs to come on and give me inspiration. Sometimes I'll listen to specific songs or Cd's but that's rare.
Back on track! These three kids are also really mean to one girl in are class. She's kind of different (maybe on the spectrum- who knows?) but that isn't an excuse to be so rude. It really pisses me off because my sisters autistic and I know kids who don't understand can be really mean. But I'm like seriously, we're going into high school, you should be more mature about that. But then again, high school doesn't necessarily mean mature. They'll always do mean things to her. They call her Hannah Montana because she has hair that looks like hers, and when she forgets their names (which she does often) they'll tell her lies, like that their names are Fergie or something. It's really immature and stupid. Once they kept repeatedly asking her if she remembered what their names were and I just went, "Why do you ask her that every single day???? You just like annoying her, it's not like you really care if she knows!" Kids like that bother me so much. Thankfully they aren't going to my school.
Wow I'm ranting a lot today. But another thing about teens being immature is that some stores HATE teenagers. The stores at the mall don't hate teens though. They treat you like a normal customer. Once Sarah, Nicki, and I went to the Macy's and tried on the mannequins wig and one of the employees walked by, and she said, "I'm glad you're having fun, as long as you out them back when you're done." Seriously!
But in the Promenade, they HATE anyone under the age of 18. ESPECIALLY at Cost Plus. A group of friends and I went shopping there, and about half went to the bathroom in the back and the rest of us were in the front trying on jewelry. Sarah and Natalie were looking at this one bracelet that went with Nat's outfit, so Natalie is all, "Do you want me to take it?" in a way that did not imply that she would steal it AT ALL and an employee walks up to us and goes, "Language like that is not appreciated in our store. We're going to have to ask you to leave." As we're walking out, she says to the guy at the register, "If they try to come back in, feel free to call security." We were texting our friends in the bathroom telling them to get out ASAP and meet us in Barnes and Nobles. When they got her, they told us that the woman who had kicked us out walked into the bathroom and was all, "Were you with those girls in the front? Because they were just caught shoplifting, so if you don't leave right now, we're going to call the police." It infuriates me that just because some crazy teens shop lift they get mad at the kids who don't! The people in Barnes and Noble also yell at you for everything. I love Barnes and Noble to death, but when I go there with my friends they always find a reason to get mad, but only on weekends. On weekdays they don't care.
Sarah, Julia, and I also got kicked out of Toys R Us because we were under 18. In a toy store. We had to be with an adult. Honestly, it's a TOY STORE. What has the world come to where kids can't hang out in a toy store without their parents?
Wow I've ranted on three topics today, that's probably a new record. So all I have left is three quick points.
1) There is a security person (honestly, I don't know what his job is, he just has a walkie talkie) who works at my school that looks like Santa Claus the ex-hippie dressed up as Dumbledore. Or as Sarah has dubbed him, Hippie Dumboclaus. He is kind of creepy. But I just can't believe the economy is so bad that even Santa Claus has had to take a summer job. We think it's because Tom Cruise (the head elf) is sucking up all his income.
2) Kevin Jonas is engaged! He finally popped the question to his girlfriend of two years (that no one new existed) Danielle Deleasa. When I uncovered this news, I was speaking to my friend Jordan and we had this conversation:
S: Kevin Jonas is engaged! I could have sworn he was gay!
J: So could of the rest of America.
S: And probably most of Europe....
Ha ha ha. I made a funny.
My third point is irrelevant.
Anyhoo, birthday time!
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Jason Dolley, happy birthday to you! And one question: WHY DID YOU CUT YOUR HAIR??? It used to be so pretty.
Ice-cream rules. Peace out girl scout! Or boy scout....
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Let's get this show on the road people. Lots to see, so little time. Or as Willy Wonka would say at a time like this "So little to see, so much time." Or something along those lines...
Well, before I forget, rest in peace Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcet, Michael Jackson, and Billy Mayes. I feel morally obligated to go buy OxiClean. I never did. These four people touched many different lives (don't interpret that wrong Michael Jackson haters) and they will forever be remembered.
In other depressing news, Jon and Kate Gosselin of TLC's "Jon and Kate Plus Eight" are getting a divorce. This actually saddens me a quite a bit, mainly because I feel so awful for their children who are going to have a very abnormal childhood. According to Kate, the kids heard it from the parents first, just one day before they filed for a legal separation. When explaining it to the sextuplets, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Colin, Leah, and Joel, age 5, they explained that Mommy and Daddy weren't going to live together anymore and they really didn't care that much. When they told twins Mady and Cara, age 8, while Cara burst into tears, Mady says, "Well I could've guessed. This doesn't come as a surprise to anyone." I love Mady. She says what she's thinking. I love all their kids, they are all so unique and have wonderful personalities. It's great that they have each other in a time like this. Now, in order to be more original, I will talk about something else considering every blog on the planet is talking about this right now.
I've been meaning for a while now to talk about Facebook. I got a Facebook in March to keep in touch with some of my friends that don't go to my school so we can chat on a more regular basis. The thing about Facebook though is it has quickly become Lamebook, as exhibited on www.lamebook.com. On Lamebook, people post the most bizarre, overly personal, and pathetic Facebook posts. I've actually witnessed things like this. I was tagged on one of those www.tagmypals.com photos, so I got notified every time someone comments on them. Well my friend who tagged me doesn't go to my school, so one of the girls from her school, let's call her R, tagged a girl she didn't like, O, as the dumbass. In return, O tagged R as the blonde bitch. Let me just mention quickly, that I was tagged as the good friend in this photo. The two proceeded to yell at each other through the comments about how much they hate each other. So I comment that they are being very cowardly and annoying to yell at each other through Facebook and if they had something to say to each other they should do it in person. O then told me she would never speak to R in person because she hated her so much. I rest my case.
On the subject of psycho kids, my summer school has people from three different middle schools going to it. I thought some of the kids from MY school were strange! The kids from the two other schools are psychos! To think they're just one city away and yet so different! Some of them act like two year old's, not kids going into high school. For example, in geography we were doing a review at the end of class and I didn't want to answer the question since I wasn't sure of the answer, so I leaned over to Carlie to ask her if my answer was right. Some kid from another school heard and he raised his hand to tell the teacher I had the wrong answer! Is he in pre-school or something? It wasn't THAT embarrassing considering I was just astounded at his stupidity! Why would someone do something like that? It's just dumb.
And it's kind of sad. There are three high schools in my district and three middle schools. All of my middle school goes to one high school, all of the second middle school goes to another high school, and the third middle school is split up between those two. The third high school is one of those bad kids schools for the people that get pregnant or caught with drugs so they don't influence us little angels by bringing us to rave parties and getting us high off glow sticks. BUT Will Smith bought the campus of this high school to make a private elementary school for his children and other people that could afford to send their children there that was a really good school and blah blah blah. No joke, this really happened. Where did all these kids go you ask? Well they got about six trailers on my high school's campus. At least there's a fence around it. I wonder- is it so we can't get in, or is it so they can't get out? DUN DUN DUN.
In random news my box of Band-Aids has Braille printed on it, because my box of Band-Aids is that awesome. In more randomosity, Ashley has informed me that my blog is the missing link in her life. Also, Ashley probably hasn't read this far down because she doesn't read large blocks of print unless it is about The Beatles.
Now for some movie reviews. Why is it that movies with alliteration are almost always amazing???? I saw Bye Bye Birdie for the first time on YouTube and I loved it SO MUCH. It was genuinely hysterical and the songs were so much fun. I also saw Princess Protection Program on Disney Channel which in all seriousness wasn't that good but I thought it was really cute and rather feminist for a Disney movie. It had all these messages about how being a princess isn't about how you look but about how you act and what you do for other people. It also talked about boys and how if they don't even notice anything about you besides your looks they don't really deserve the beautiful you on the inside. Collective AWWWWWWW. It was also about friendship and loyalty and all that stuff. But whatever.
I also saw The Proposal with my mom yesterday. I personally did not like it at all. One reason is because I guess it was senior citizen's day at the movies yesterday because it was FILLED WITH OLD PEOPLE. It was like walking into Night of the Living Dead! There were rows and rows of little wrinkled, gray haired, men and women wearing headphones for the hearing impaired and oxygen masks! The worst part- they laughed at everything, and really loud! I already have to deal with my dad and sister laughing really loud at home every time we watch a movie, but this was just awful. About the actual movie, I thought the characters were largely underdeveloped until late in the movie when the plot was already full throttle ahead and the jokes weren't all that funny. So it's definitely not a must see movie.
Wait I forgot something random! To be a cool cartoon character you must have four fingers. No more, no less. It's the rule of life my friends.
Also, www.fmylife.com is the best website on the planet. It makes me feel like I have an amazing life. Another fun read online is Dan Bergstein's Twilight blog. It is absolutely hysterical.
Happy birthday to Mel Brooks, Kathy Bates, John Cusack, and Kellie Pickler! Have a great one my friends!
Before we go- there's a coup in Honduras! I love coups!
I'm off to see My Sister's Keeper and paint a lighthouse with Sars and Snickers. I hope I'm not disappointed due to my expectations from reading the book. Bye!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Basically, I think I have swine flu. A.K.A. I have the flu and I'm going to be paranoid. I'm running a fever, I have a hacking cough, a runny nose, my muscles and joints feel like I've had dozens of shots, and I am SO TIRED. I woke up at seven a.m. because I had a nightmare about my former language arts teacher. She gave me one day to do a whole project. (shudder) Then I layed (lied?) in bed until about ten when I came out of my room and plopped down on the couch, where I preceded to watch hours of television.
I started with Meet Me in St. Louis because musicals make me feel better. I love that movie. It's so adorable. And it has Judy Garland. Anyhoo, to follow up I watched another Freed and Minnelli classic, Gigi. Let me tell you, I did not follow that movie AT ALL. I was falling asleep. It wasn't boring or anything I'm just way to sick to comprehend any plots that are too complex. Meet Me in St. Louis is way more simple.
After that I watched You, Me, and Dupree which wasn't very good. The characters just weren't likable. They were so annoying. But it had it's funny moments.
So basically, all I've done today is wallow in my sicklyness. I didn't have breakfast until two and just now I had a bowl of Jew soup and an orange. Those were the only two times I've gotten up today, except one to go to the little girl's room.
Well, I feel really bad because I've ruined Father's Day for my dad. We haven't done anything today to celebrate except give him a card because my mother has been nursing me back to health, because even though school is out, I have summer school on Tuesday. Yay....
Don't worry, it's not like I failed my classes. I got straight A's except for one B in math. It's just that at my high school if you take a class during summer school you don't have to take it during the school year. It really cuts down the load. So I am subjecting myself to a torturous six weeks. But it's okay, it's for a good cause.
Well I don't have much to say. I graduated on Wednesday and I spoke at culmination and got a shiny plaque. I love plaques. I also got a bunch of gifts but I am not going to brag.
In conclusion, I'm exhausted and feel awful and disgusting so I am going to go take a shower. And I hate celery. And there's no one who I want to mention birthday wise.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Scratch that. It does. I really don't know what to say. Oh I got it!!!!!
There was an earthquake yesterday and it completely made my day! It was so much fun, it was the first earthquake I've ever felt, and I've lived in California my whole life. Well, there was a big one this summer, but I was in a swimming pool and didn't even notice. My mom hates earthquakes. She was in the Northridge one in '94 and she freaked out. It's funny how paranoid she is because of it.
Anyhoo I've been working on my project for like an hour and a half and for the past half hour or so I've been working on my musical list I told you about because I was watching another PBS special called Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure and it once again reminded me of musicals.
Plus, the other day, I was on Facebook (a.k.a the time sucker from hell) and I was making one of those top five list things. If you have a Facebook you'll understand this. I was making a list of the five dead people I wish I could invite for dinner and I put Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, and Jane Austen. It makes me really sad that they're dead. What makes me even sadder as that they came to untimely deaths. Like Anne Frank. My major issue with death is that the good people die young. They don't deserve it. But what makes me happy as that they had an impact on the world and that their respective lives we'll be remembered in a positive light, because they were all amazing and talented women.
Well, Lucille Ball died at age 77, which isn't extremely old, due to complications after open heart surgery. But it's still really sad that she died.
Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland on the other hand both died of barbiturate poisoning, a.k.a. a drug overdose. Marilyn's was probably suicide, but no one knows for sure. And then there's all those JFK conspiracy theories. Many people thought Judy committed suicide because she was really unhappy and had attempted slitting her wrists before, but the autopsy said it was because the drugs has been taken for a long period of time (the studio gave them to her. DIE STUDIO DIE!!!!) not because she had taken too many at once. But it still makes me really sad that they were unhappy. Especially Judy Garland, considering she is my favorite performer in the history of the world. I think it's terrible that she was so unhappy that she felt she needed to die. No one's life should come to that, especially a life that made so many others happy. And Marilyn was only 36 and Judy was 47! That is much too young!
Audrey Hepburn died of a cancer in her small intestine that was not detected early enough and grew to large to remove. Her death makes me sad because she was in so much pain. She was 63 years old, which isn't extremely old, but still to young to die.
If I did the math right, Jane Austen was only 42 when she died. She had lymphoma or some disease like that that wasn't identifiable at the time. I think the saddest thing about her death is that she was the greatest romance novelist of all time and she was never married and had no children. It's slightly ironic if you ask me.
Ok, got to stop talking about death. This is too depressing. I sound all emo, which I am not. It's just sad, which reminded me of the trailer for My Sister's Keeper which was really really sad. LET'S TALK ABOUT HAPPINESS!!!!!!!!!!!
I went to a fun party last night. We watched The Music Man DVD. The one we were in. It was fun and slightly wild and no watching really got done. But I had fun and I'm tired. Especially because Snickers woke me up in the middle of the night because she was scared of the aftershocks of the earthquakes that I slept through.
Happiness..... Disneyland is happy! I'm going to Disneyland in a couple of weeks to do Magic Music Days for the 3rd time. It'll be fun. Then the day after I'm going to Universal Studios for the 8th grade trip. Fun times.... fun times.
Ok I'm done I need to work some more. So birthdays really quick then work work work.
Happy birthday to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, David Beckham, Lily Allen, Kay Panabaker, Kelsey Lewis, Christine Baranski, and Bing Crosby! Isn't Bing Crosby a fun name? It reminds me of Chandler Bing from friends. And the episode where Rachel has a baby and she doesn't know what to name it, and Monica says if she has a baby girl, she'd name her Emma, but Rachel asks her if she can use it, and Monica goes, "Nothing sounds good with Bing anyways." Because Chandler's last name is Bing. And they're married.
Anyways, "Get Happy" as Judy Garland would say (well, sing)! I'm sorry this was so depressing.