Friday, March 30, 2012

Running Out of Steam

I am exhausted. I think that's what all my posts this week have been about, but it's true.  The Hunger Games have kept me awake too late for several nights, I'm done with the first two books. But, last night I actually didn't read for once.  I went to Cirque du Soleil with my boyfriend and it was incredible.  The things those people do with their bodies are amazing; I can't imagine how much strength it would take to do what they do.  Although it was really cool to look at, it was strange.  I have no clue what actually went on and nothing really seemed to go together... apparently it's supposed to be like that, though.  My boyfriend and I agreed that whoever put it all together was definitely a bit disturbed because it was just so strange...
(if you're planning on going to see it, I would stop here. These pictures will be a spoiler...)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

(Post)Midweek Confessions

Yesterday was a busy school day that didn't leave much time for confessions.  After I got home, my time was spent reading the Hunger Games.  Now with some 'free time' in Precalc, I decided that confessions are too fun to just forget about.
  • On the topic of the Hunger Games, I started the second book around 4:00 yesterday and stayed up til 12:30 reading it... this is a little bit better than 2:00 on Monday night, but not much.  I'm also reading them on my phone because I'm too lazy to go to the libarary or buy it at Barnes and Noble. Now that I've started reading, I'm glad I didn't get to see it yet. I need to finish these books before the movie ruins it for me.
  • My allergies are terrible this time of year so my eyes are red and water frequently.  Everyone keeps asking why I'm crying or if I'm high. Awesome.
  • I've officially decided that Bio is the stupidest, most pointless class ever. I mean, some classes are pointless, but there's problem solving involved so it's moderately fun. Bio, on the other hand, is nothing but memorizing stupid information. A sponge doesn't have a respiratory sytem and Annelids are the first creatures to have a 'coelem.' Wait a minute, I don't care.... it seems like such a waste of time compared to Chemistry.
  • This attitude is spreading to some of my other classes, I feel like if I've managed A's for the first three nine weeks, I should be able to make it the last nine weeks without trying... I'll try harder if the situation becomes desperate, but until then, I'm going to do the absolute minimum.
  • The desire for summer is overwhelming; it makes me want to scream and cry because it's still too far away for my taste.
  • My day was just ruined because the school has blocked :( apparently we aren't allowed to visit websites about 'paranormal and occult.' um?
  • I'm pretty sure these confessions sucked.  I would try to do better but I'm barely functioning on the little sleep I've gotten this week. Hopefully next week will be better! 5 more school days until Spring Break! florida.florida.florida.florida.florida....

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's a Triple Shot Kind of Day

Yesterday, I took what my engineering teacher calls a "mental health day."  After two weekends of nothing but basketball and no catching up on sleep, I was exhausted yesterday morning.  My mom finally took pity on me and agreed to let me stay home.  I slept til around 11 and it felt amazing.  After I woke up, I sat on our front porch swing with a cup of coffee and started reading the Hunger Games, finally.  Slowly enjoying a cup of coffee outside with a book is one of my favorite things about summer and the beach.  After some nice reading time, I did some much needed spring cleaning and then did some Behind the Wheel. After I got home, I finished cleaning and did a little bit of homework (probably not as much as I should have since I missed yesterday) and then I got back to the Hunger Games. My friends weren't lying when they said it was addicting. I went to bed at 2 last night... After I finally decided to stop reading, I couldn't sleep so I gave up and read some more. 
Thank God my mom agreed to Starbucks this morning.. Venti Caramel Macchiato with an extra shot (they come with two). I'm hoping I feel the buzz soon, right now I'm just feeling normal. And most of all, I'm hoping I don't crash before this afternoon. I'm taking the National Spanish Exam and I feel like it's going to take some focus... Wish me luck.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Photo Friday.(:

While at Barnes and Noble the other day, I discovered a new favorite book.  Grandma's Dead:  Breaking Bad News with Baby Aniamls is amazing... I sat there and went through the whole book, laughing hysterically in the middle of the store.  Later, I went home and googled it, and I discovered that there's a whole series! So, I thought I'd have a baby animals themed Photo Friday. Enjoy (:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Midweek Confessions

Happy Wednesday, friends. I'm braindead and tired this week so don't be offended if these aren't the best confessions ....
  • I've had this library book for almost two months; it's due tomorrow and I'm only halfway finished...
  • It is such a struggle for me to shave my legs... it's a pain in the butt and I really don't see a point when I'm going to wear jeans. It seems I'm going back to my winter habits of "shave my legs saturdays"
  • We were just assigned a new engineering project to pick a fairly simple item and draw it out... I'm at a loss. My best idea so far:  a tampon. But, I'm the only girl in the class so that might not go over too well.
  • I went through my closet on Monday and now have a huge pile of things to take to the consignment shop... even with this huge pile gone, my closet is still waay too full and I'm still pretty sure I need to do more shopping.
  • I haven't had a sweet tea in like two days and it's killing me. No, seriously.
  • I keep getting this overwhelming desire to use hashtags on here today... #twitteraddict
  • Android finally got Scramble and I'm addicted. But I suck; I've gotten beaten every round.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

summer.summer.summer.summer. (and other random thoughts)

I'm feeling thoughtful today - maybe not in a good way; I keep contemplating everything and I thought I'd share some thoughts going through my head.
  • It seems like each day we miss school, it becomes that much harder to go back. It's like being on a diet: eating healthy food is doable until you get a taste or smell of those wonderfully amazing fattening foods. This four-day weekend was like that for summer.  It was a little reminder of the freedom and joy that we're missing out on until summer arrives. Instead we're stuck here for nine more weeks, 'learning' things we've known since maybe fourth grade.
  • This morning, the desire to graduate early was more overwhelming than usual. I would only have to take a few classes in summer school and next year could be like a normal year.  It seems that college is teasing me with all the letters and e-mails, making it seem closer than it actually is. I'm almost positive that college will be ten times more fun than high school. High school just seems so pointless; we never really learn anything and everyone is incredibly immature.  
  •  I.WANT.MY.LICENSE.      I have yet to actually learn anything in driver's ed that I didn't know already; the few things I did learn were things my parents don't even know... if they've survived this long I think I could manage without them. Oh, and I learned that I'm a 'borderline aggressive driver.' Watch out... Just like school, it seems incredibly pointless. May 22 is so tantalizingly close and yet, so far away... I find myself thinking about it more often than not nowadays.
  • Standardized testing is dumb. Yes, SOLs, I'm talking about you.  I don't see why everyone has to pass - not everyone studies or puts effort into school so why should the tests be catered to them? Not everyone is on the same level and the government shouldn't try to encourage it. Making sure that everyone is caught up, even if holds back others, is stupid and will be the reason why America is overtaken by China.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Photo [almost] Friday

Today is the last day before our four-day weekend; this means it's 'Friday.' I just finished my Precalc nine weeks test and decided I should upload some phone pics while I'm sitting here...

Got this in the mail this week; I'm so excited, I've never really considered UVA but the idea's growing on me...

My dog was literally sitting like this in the chair... he might be a little spoiled.. ha

The car hit 11,111 miles this week; I made my dad stop so I could take a picture... it's gotta be lucky right?
The weather's feeling awfully summery which means it's time for another re-reading of my all-time favorite book; notice the missing cover from too many days in my backpack and too many beach trips.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's Wednesday?

Let's go ahead and start off with this confession:
  • I literally forgot it was Wednesday...
  • I don't think I've gone to bed before 11 or 11:30 this week... somehow I'm functioning.
  • Part of the reason for the previous confession might be my revamped Words with Friends obsession... I got a little tired of it for a few weeks but now my love is back... I probably have at least 10 games going on right now, and it's really hard to go to bed on time when everyone keeps playing you back!
  • I got French gel nails yesterday (:  It makes me so happy everytime I look down, and I'm wearing rings which I really only do because they look sooo good with pretty nails.
  • My dress is kind of short today and the built-in slip keeps riding up while I'm sitting down; I can only hope it doesn't look this bad when I stand up...
  • School used to be bad, but now it's even worse. I miss my boyfriend so much during the week... his practices end right when my driver's ed class starts which means we get no time to hang out. Thank God for the four-day weekend which means much more hangout time than normal.(:
  • I think I've signed myself up for a basketball tournament this weekend; I'm excited because I miss it, but I'm also lazy...
  • I can't remember anything; I keep planning something for a day, forgetting about it, planning someting else, and finally realizing that I can't do all of the things I said I would.
  • I think I may have just hurt my knee... playing badminton... in P.E....
  • And this isn't really a confession.. but I'm starting behind-the-wheel on Thursday. If only it meant I could get my license sooner... May 22.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I'm not sure what's wrong with me; I guess I did cut it a little close with the grades this nine weeks, but still I have no reason to be really stressed. The past two days of school, I went home with terrible headaches that only got better with sleep. It seems like every night now, I have weird dreams. I barely ever used to dream, but now it's every night, and it's random. Sunday night's dream I blame on driver's ed... after hearing all those horror stories, I dreamed that I got attacked while walking to my car alone... awesome right? And not only are these dreams frequent and random, there are usually at least three dreams per night. It's just weird.
It's probably a lack of sleep. Saturday night I got the chance to catch up... I slept like 12 hours; it was magical.
After today, there are only two more days until our four day weekend. Yay for sleep and leisure reading... I never have time for either of those during the week.
I'll just think happy thoughts about these things:
Erika Jensen
Alone in own brilliance, honey ♕ - blog dostępny pod adresem

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday? Why?

Whatta weekend... apparently we had some nice weather but I didn't really get to enjoy it since I was so busy (no complaining though, it was well worth missing the weather (: )
Friday was date night; the boyfriend and I went to dinner and then watched a movie afterwards.
Saturday, we got up early, picked up Kayla, and drove to Richmond to watch our boys play in the state championship. We lost, but the trip was still worth it, for several reasons.. 1) We discovered  new favorite Girl Scout cookie:  dulce de leche. 2) We ate dinner at Maggianos and decided it was one of the best meals we'd ever had. 3) We got to go shopping after dinner.. We didn't have much time though and our purchases suffered because of it... An hour and a half of shopping and we came home with a pair of yoga pants each. While yoga pants are one of the best inventions ever, only buying one thing on a shopping trip makes me pretty disappointed in myself.

 < Maggianos... I'm pretty sure I've never been that full in my life.

Sunday, I was still feeling full from dinner the night before when I woke up.  I decided I needed to go to the gym and work it off.  (Cycling and CXworx might explain some of the soreness I'm feeling today.) But, I figured I needed it since I won't be able to work out on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday because of driving school... after the gym, I spent some more time with my wonderful boyfriend to celebrate our one month(: we were both exhausted so we pretty much spent five hours watching movies and cuddling.. no complaints there (:
And now, I'm left to spend my day staring out the window, wishing I could be outside with a book. Hopefully I can go get a manicure after school and then read for a while.(:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Photo Friday

Happy Friday, friends! I'm starting off the day with a 'free period' in class to 'work on homework.' Ha.Ha. I'm hoping it's an easy day that goes by quickly; tomorrow we're heading up to Richmond to see our boys play in the State Championships and using the trip as an excuse for food and shopping.(:
 We'll be stopping for lunch at Uno's Chicago Grill
 And shopping at Short Pump (:
And now some more pictures from to celebrate Photo Friday
Unicorns eat rainbows!
If it's not directed to me then I don't respect it
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

So Angry.

So here I am, being studious and actually doing my homework for once.... I finish the Bio assignment, and since it has already has a name, I assume it's been saved. I click exit and it lets me close it.  Then, I decide to change an answer, go to open it, and it's gone. It's not under recent documents, not anywhere on the computer when I searched for its file name... can someone please explain how this happens?
After saying some angry words and repeatedly telling my computer how stupid it is, I man up and decide to download the file from Blackboard and do it again. Blackboard isn't working.... School is stupid, computers are stupid, Microsoft Word is stupid, and Blackboard is stupid. Did I mention how stupid computers are?
Oh, and while we're complaining... SOL's are the dumbest idea ever. Not everybody is on the same intelligence level and not everybody should take the same tests. I'm pretty sure I just took the same SOL test as my 5th grade brother... and who thinks of these writing prompts?
On the bright side... tomorrow's Friday. And the next two weeks are four-day weeks; two more weeks after that and it'll be spring break... Florida.Florida.Florida.Florida.Florida.yay(:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dinner Results...

Well, tonight was my dinner night... it wasn't too bad but definitely could've used some work. Ever tried to stuff chicken breasts when they are abnormally thin...? It's not easy. Overall, the parents and boyfriend said the potatoes were good, the chicken was pretty good (but we all agreed it was dry), and the dessert (red velvet cheesecake brownies that I didn't get a picture of) was amazing. Two out of three's not bad right? Next time, I think I'll make something that isn't chicken because chicken is a pain in the butt.
My oven roasted potatoes

Panko breaded chicken stuffed with ricotta, spinach, tomatoes, etc. It looked a LOT neater on the recipe's picture.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


I've finally joined pinterest so I think I can consider myself a "real" blogger now...
Go follow please! annalee1496
Happy Weekend! (:
Happy Labor Day weekend Lovely's. enjoy. (what I wish my weekend involved)

Friday, March 2, 2012

PHOTO friday (:

It's Friday. Time for some favorites from (:

Girls : )
9GAG - I feel so sorry for this guyrandom heart✵{C'EST LA V}✵, Little tucks of flowers in braids.imgfave - amazing and inspiring images 
Even though he's pale and skinny, he's still British and Harry Potter...
Google Αποτελέσματα Eικόνων για♥ IDA -Home : Bed room / The Floating Bed
(4) FacebookOutside Please / Outdoor Paradise!! Who wouldn't love this?
As you can see, there's sort of an overall summery theme... I just want summer already. And I want to move somewhere tropical with my boyfriend and best friends and never leave. Screw high school.. (:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Feeling Accomplished...

I actually got some things done yesterday despite the overwhelming desire to stay in my pajamas and sleep all day.
  • I watched Monday's episode of Pretty Little Liars. This probably doesn't count, but it had to be done. It almost brought me to tears too; I can't help it, I'm a sucker for daddy-daughter moments (or lack there-of...). I don't get how this show is still so addicting.
  • I went to the gym and took cycling.. I went hard too; literally, I thought my legs would give out on the stairs.
  • I made part of dinner last night. By this I mean I steamed asparagus in the microwave, put the store-bought bread in the toaster oven, and made an olive oil and spices dip for the bread... impressive right? Oh, and it's been decided that Saturday is my official dinner-making night.
  • I actually did my history homework and I think I might actually remember what I read... we'll see about that.
It's Thursday! (feels like friday though; anybody else think block scheduling makes thursday feel like Friday too?