Monday, July 27, 2009


I'm sorry I didn't update yesterday, guys but I am yet again extremely sick. My symptoms this time include fever, coughing, soar throat, swollen glands, chills, and aching eyes, head, and stomach. Diagnosis anyone? My friend thinks it's either the flu or strep throat.

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!!!!!!!!!!

Good night!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


The main order of business this week is:HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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


I have had a rather uneventful week. I did slice my thumb with an apple corer. That hurt.

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


Happy 4th of July (yesterday)!!!! I love the 4th of July. I don't care what Sarah and Ashley say, it is not a redneck holiday!!! I hate rednecks just as much as the next Californian, but the 4th of July is a celebration of our independence from England, and there's nothing wrong with being happy about that. I don't know about you anti-Americans (Sarah and Ashley) but I'm glad I live in America where I'm free to be my own person and I have rights (even if our countries screwed up at the moment) then in somewhere communist or third world where there really isn't much of anything.

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....