Saturday, August 30, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Sorry for not posting. Since school started I have been extremely busy. I have color guard practice every night except for Wednesday (and Saturday and Sunday).

Right now I'm exhausted! I went to bed late last night because of last night's football game. It was way up north from here. 2.5 hours one way! But the bus rides were a lot of fun. I haven't seen the tape yet but I think we performed well at halftime except for the routine for the 3rd song which we only learned maybe a week ago. That one was better than in practice, but still not good. I got Amanda (el Capitan) to promise not to go off on us if the 3rd song was not up to par. But there were mosquitoes EVERYWHERE. At the meeting at the end of the game (We lost 54-0) no one would stand at attention we were all swatting at them like crazy. At least no one dared scream "IF YOU ARE AT ATTENTION YOU SHOULD NOT BE MOVING". There were a few people who I think would have gone off if someone had said that. But a few people did say "Calm down its only moths." (Tell that to the big red marks on my legs). But as soon as the drum major let us leave we started RUNNING to the bus, with Marcus shouting "OH MY GOD! It's like the freaking LORD OF THE FLIES!!! RUN!!!"

In other news, I'll turn 15 in four days, and some friends are coming over tomorrow night to celebrate!....Which means I should be cleaning my room right now instead of blogging....

Thursday, July 24, 2008

No, I'm not (quite) dead

I say not quite dead because all week I've been at band camp from 8 to 5 every day. No knitty pictures because I've barely had time to think let alone knit. And no pictures of camp because I've been marching and twirling all day everyday in the hot 103 degree Mississippi heat. (*pout* I now have a farmer tan!) I have the weekend off then we go to another week of camp only overnight and in a different location. Our new band director says it will be half work and half fun/social stuff. Considering the wonderfully kind man gives us two hour lunch breaks and usually lets us out at least an hour early. I tend to believe him. *fingers cross*

Also I'm going to have to just chop my feet off they are giving me so much trouble. I have blisters on the back of each heel and four or five on the side of one foot (NO idea how I managed that) and three cuts on my ankle simply because, well, I guess I just need remedial shaving lessons.

This next part is a rant. I'm tired and grumpy from camp and I got my class schedule in the mail today, so I'm ranting. You don't have to read it if you don't want to.

While I'm still mad about it let me just mention reason #4,328 of Why I Hate My School: They keep changing the dates of things. They have had on the website and hard copy of the events calender that school started the 11th. And I get my class schedule and they changed it to the 8th!! Not to mention that when my Latin teacher left the school the Principle/Councilor/Dean's wife CALLED ME to tell me and ask what I wanted that period instead. I told that I absolutely WOULD NOT take Spanish.

"You have to have 2 years of a foreign language to graduate. I don't want you to have to cram your last two years."

"This is only my freshman year I have three more years to take a foreign language" thinking: I'll just take French or Latin when I change schools next year

The Evil Overlord of Darkness said fine and told me she would give me something else.
She would give me anything else. Art class. I like art. I can draw. Give me art! But I get my schedule and what do I have 7th period. SPANISH. I had to actually hear the Dragon Lady's voice during my summer break and I STILL get Spanish!! (Oh-flippin'-well I'm going up there and getting it changed and she can just deal with it!!!)
*hiss hiss* *spit spit*

Monday, July 7, 2008

Vacation Pictures

I've made a glog! They're pretty fun. And I can put up a bunch of pictures, anyway its good for something like this!! Here is the glog. Click the pictures to make big!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Home again

NYC was wonderful! The first day we were we just walked around and looked around. We saw Times Square, Tiffany's and the theater where we would see The Phantom of the Opera on Sunday! I don't remember what day we did everything, but we saw the Empire State building and the Statue of Liberty and some other touristy things. (There are so many pictures I've decided to do them all in one post, possibly a series of posts) But then we got a phone call that my grandmother passed so we rushed home. (Everyone keeps saying "It wasn't really a shock" but I sure as hell wasn't expecting it....excuse me...) *sigh* Now that the funeral is over I'm alright but for a while I would start crying if anyone hugged me. So my aunts are in town to go through all the stuff in her house. We go over to help every now and then but the two aunts have such polar opposite personalities that it's unbearable to be around the arguing. One wants to go through all of it quickly and in an organized manner, while the other wants to take her time and talk about the memories attached to each item.

My dad is one of nine children.... Watching them try to go through all the stuff and decide who gets what has only made me that much gladder to be an only child!!! (^_~)

By the way, Kaya its a shame I didn't see your comment before I left! It would have been awesome to meet up in a yarn shop!!! Maybe next time.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

And We're Off!

Tomorrow morning I'm off to NYC! So this will be a short post because it is already 10 o'clock and I need to finish all the packing I put off until today. I have to be conscious by at LEAST 5 tomorrow morning, go to the airport, wait for an hour. Fly to Atlanta, wait three hours, fly to LaGuardia, and then a bus ride to our hotel! I have a feeling I will get a LOT of knitting done tomorrow! Being that I'll be in NYC for 10 days it will probably be 11 or 12 before I post. But I have my camera, rechargeable batteries, extra memory cards and a jump drive so THERE. WILL. BE. PICTURES. I'm really exited!!

Afterthought: I wonder if there is any chance of finishing my scarf on this trip. Maybe I should pack backup yarn?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I'm finally back!

Well, long time no post! (Sorry this is gonna be a long one!)

Everyone excuse the grammar/spelling/general errors in this post. I'm about to fall asleep sitting straight up.

I took the blog down for a while because, at first, I was busy, then I didn't have anything to say, then when I had something to say I didn't want to talk about it... but now it is back up! I don't know if anyone is still reading or if all of you have given me up for dead. I guess I knew when I took it down that I would eventually come back to it because I only made it private instead of deleting the whole thing. That good ole subconscious for ya! Anyway it seems like as soon as I set it to private.. something happened.... I GOT A LIFE!!! Well, blog-able things started happening anyway. I'm not going to talk about any of it now because I'm hot, sweaty, tired, sleepy, and just got home. So as soon as I finish this I'm going to go take a shower and go to bed!

I think I let the blog go because
#1 I was lazy and not doing anything blog-worthy
#2 I was pressuring myself to post. So in order for that not to happen again there will be some changes in my blog.

Change #1 I'll post even if I really have nothing to say. I may talk one day about knitting, one day about guard, one day about an anime I saw the other day. Whatever! I think before I was trying to limit myself mostly to knitting since most of my readers were from Ravelry, but not anymore. If you want to read it you can if and you don't, then don't it's really not my job to try to make every one happy. It's my blog and I should talk about whatever I want.

Change #2 I should post at least once a week. That can be my goal but if I don't who cares? If I post more than that who cares? I think this was my main problem. I would get so wrapped up with "I should post. But I have nothing to say. So I can't post. But I should. But its been 3 weeks since I posted. How will I explain my absence? That I was lazy?" YES! I am lazy. It might been a couple weeks. And I shouldn't have to explain why I didn't.

So that's it. I just read over that and noticed that it sounds like I'm complaining that people were like "Where are you?" or "Where is the knitting? Who cares about anime!". No one has said anything like that. All of the things I've said were things I was thinking. I realize I was the one putting the pressure on myself and that's what I'm trying to stop by making those changes.

And thank you Kaya (ravelry link) for sending me the message that gave me the push to do what I've been thinking about doing for a while!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Post to come later

Sorry, I haven't posted in a while, and I won't really now. The computer is not acting right. Mom and I think it has a virus. It's EXTREMELY hard to type and just posting this is taking FFOORREEVVEERR!!!! So when Dad gets home I'll get him to look at it and when the computer is fixed I'll post. It's just my luck. The day I pick to post is the day the computer gets sick!

Will post soon..... or not... kinda out of my hands at this point.