Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Last Day

It's finally here! The last day of school... so why am I spending it taking a test on King Lear? Oh well, after this I'll be free.
But so will my laptop :(  As awful, slow, and restricted as it is, I'm really going to miss this thing this summer. How else am I supposed to watch New Girl, Glee, and Pretty Little Liars in bed? Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with blogging anyways. 
If I don't blog until then, don't forget I'll be guest posting here on June 6th.  I'm still trying to think of a good topic for the post... comment if you have any ideas!
Enjoy your summer everyone!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Nothing Like a Cold to Celebrate Memorial Day...

I thought long weekends were for having fun, relaxing, and catching up on sleep...? I definitely had plenty of fun but there wasn't much relaxing or catching up on sleep...
Thursday I went to the pool with a friend and then got dinner and ice cream with my dad and brother.
Friday, I got to work 11-3 and then babysit 5-8.  I started off Saturday with a cycling class at 9:00 and then worked from 11-3.  Then, I hung out with the boyfriend at the pool for a while, went to dinner with him, and then we came back to my house and watched a movie.  Sunday  I woke up with a sore throat and stuffy nose but I took another cycling class and worked.... again, even though it was supposed to be my day off.  But afterwards the boyfriend and I went to Festival in the Park with some of my friends and we saw Hunter Hayes and Craig Morgan.
Monday, I spent almost all day with my boyfriend at the pool until basketball at 6:30.  The cold was feeling really great by then since I couldn't breathe at all and it was 105 degrees in the gym... yay!
And now I'm back at school today, but only physically. I am braindead and I refuse to do anything.
Happy almost summer!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

hellooo summer

Well, it's not officially summer yet, but if any of the teacher's think I'll do more than show up, they're crazy.  I'll be there physically, but I will definitely not be there mentally. I am completely done with school; in my mind, summer has begun. 
I've actually started it out pretty well too; I've been really productive, for once.
Yesterday, I worked at the pool from 11-3 and then babysat 5-8.  Today, I woke up at 8:15 to go take a 9:00 cycling class. (It's never too late to start working on your bikini body right?) I got to drive myself there, so no one could forbid me from taking myself to Panera for a cinnamon crunch bagel (: Now, I'm at work again until three. 
And I submitted my first book review to be published at RT Book Reviews. College apps here I come..
And speaking of published writing (sort of), I've been asked to do a guest post on Rachel's blog on June 6th, and I'm trying to think of a good topic for the post... anyone have any ideas? (:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

things that make me lol...

(Just know that the "lol" was sarcastic; it's actually one of my pet peeves... haha) but I'm actually in a good mood so I thought I'd share some things that make me laugh
  • When a boy in my engineering class announces "My shaft is all screwed up." He was talking about his drawing of course, but that didn't keep the entire class from giggling inappropriately.
  • When I walk back to my car after practice Tuesday and notice that it's not in the spot that I parked it in... it's actually on the other side of the building where my dad decided to put it to surprise me.
  • Walking back to my car yesterday and hitting my knees on the steering wheel... I realized my dad must have dropped by again but this time to move my seat all the way up and turn the radio to a ridiculous volume...
  • Seeing all the I'd Cap That pictures on facebook and twitter... I wish droid's version didn't suck quite so much.
  • Laughing with the boyfriend as we make jokes about everyone else.. so much fun (:
  • Asking my mom if getting honked at is a compliment to the driver, just to freak her out...
  • This website - here are some of my favorites from it

I literally spent an entire class looking through these and sending them to my boyfriend, haha .. people probably wondered why I was sitting in class laughing to myself... oh well.

Happy Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Midweek Confessions

Yay for Wednesdays! This one is almost like a Thursday since we don't have school Friday.  And I can spend Friday driving! I made several trips yesterday and survived all of them... but let's jump into confessions shall we?
  • During my multiple trips yesterday, I spent a little over $20 and didn't even have to buy gas... yes that was all spent on food...
  • I was not a nice person to my mom this morning since she wouln't let me drive to school. I mean I understand that gas is expensive and I don't have my own car yet... and she said she had to be over here anyways so this was easier. BUT, I want to drive! And, when I ride with her we have to leave earlier to take my brother to school which means waking up earlier and rushing to be ready. She told me it was time to go and I wasn't even dressed yet... wouldn't it have been easier to just let me drive?
  • I found out yesterday that I'm getting glasses... not sure if this is a confession but I figured it should be said. Thank God I won't have to wear them all the time, mostly just for night driving.
  • Making myself do any school work at this point is a real struggle. The only class I'm doing any real work for is English and even that just kills me inside. Why read King Lear? I don't want to be depressed this close to summer time!
  • I sang as loud as I could to "Call Me Maybe" three times yesterday. I also had an Adele singalong and pretty much everything else that came up on my iPod. Oh the joys of having your license (:
  • My cousin is an editor at a book review magazine and I've offered to do some reviews this summer... at the moment I'm reading a 500 page fantasy novel and actually kind of enjoying it... haha

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Still Alive

Well... I just drove all alone for the first time ever and survived! Of course my mind decided today was the perfect time for a blonde moment... I pull into the parking spot and Bojangles, compliment myself on the perfect parking job, and turn off the car. I even remembered to turn off the headlights. Then, I try to take out the keys, but they're stuck.... I keep trying and finally my boyfriend points out that the car is still in drive... duh. Yay for blonde moments right?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Seven Days...

Wow. We're down to the last two weeks... only seven days of actually being in school. I think this has been one of the fastest years yet. It seems that every year, time goes by just a little bit faster. And saying that makes me feel old... it's really confusing right now. I say I can't wait to graduate and go to college, but it's depressing to think about high school actually being over. I'm not sure I'm ready for that yet. For now I'm just going to hope that this summer goes by really slowly.
And on a really bright note, I GET MY LICENSE TOMORROW!
These past months haven't gone by quite as slowly as I expected, I can't believe I've almost made it.
Tomorrow I'm hoping my mom will let me celebrate by going to breakfast with my boyfriend. She and my dad keep saying I won't just be driving all the time, but we all know that won't last long... ha

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Midweek Confessions

Wednesday again, which means that this time next week I will have had my license for a day! Exciting right?! We can celebrate with some Midweek Confessions!
  • Still haven't caught up on sleep from prom; I keep meaning to go to take naps but something gets in my way. Instead, I tell myself I'll go to bed early, but every time I lay down, I'm suddenly not tired anymore.
  • Not only am I tired all the time, I'm hungry all the time. And I'm too lazy to go to the gym.
  • I'm actually kind of surprised by how challenging the SOLs were.  They weren't too bad, but they weren't as simple as I'd thought they'd be.
  • Tomorrow is my AP exam; I haven't studied once... and I don't plan to do more than go over all my tests from the year (that's all of 5)
  • I really want to dress lazy all week for the rest of the year. I wish I cared what I look like.  The only thing stopping me from wearing a hoodie is that it's 80 degrees outside.
  • I started and finished reading Shutter Island yesterday, and I think that might be part of the reason why I didn't sleep very well last night... oh well.
  • Sorry I don't have any good confessions this week... haha

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sleep, Sleep, Why Doth Thou Escapeth Me?

Well, I didn't catch up on any sleep last night either.  We had a fairly early date night, and then when I got home I remembered I had to do study questions on King Lear. It's definitely not a favorite.  Shakespeare takes too much effort and I honestly don't have the energy for anything this week.  I would have been much better off if I could have spent that time sleeping. 
Oh well, at least I'm one SOL down... one AP exam and two SOLs left until I can completely give up trying. I already plan on going home and forgetting everything I learned in Biology this year.  I took the test and I'm done now. Anyone know any particular methods of clearing your mind? A pensieve would be nice... if only I was a wizard....

Monday, May 14, 2012

Prom Night

It's amazing, and also kind of depressing, how fast the night went by... time flies when you're having fun. (:
It was cheesy and exhausting, but one of those nights you won't forget any time soon.  After pictures, we headed out to Hotel Roanoke where they held prom and served dinner. 
After three hours of dancing, or at least what teenagers call dancing... we were exhausted. And hungry, so we stopped at Texas Tavern for a pre-afterprom meal.
We stayed at afterprom until around 2:30 and were ready to pass out by then.  To finish off, we all spent the night at someone's house, watched movies, and had breakfast there the next morning.  I'm still way behind on my sleep; I'm not sure when I'll get to catch up.
I almost wish I took more pictures though..
(This was my favorite of the night)
It was an amazing night with lots of memories... I love spending time with my boyfriend and we had a great time laughing with friends. I feel like we laughed the entire night.
And our theme song for the night was "Calll Me Maybe." First, it played in the car on the way to prom, and we turned it up and sang.  It was already stuck in my head when we got there, then they played it while we were dancing at prom and we sang it again.  Then, it came on again in the car on the way to afterprom and again while we were at afterprom.  I don't think that song is ever going to get out of my head. And I don't think I'll ever be able to hear it again without thinking of that night (:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Few Rays of Sunshine

Of course these have to be metaphorical and not literal since the real sun has decided to hide this week even though I'm in desperate need of a tan for prom... But these are a few things that have made this long week a little bit better.
  • Unplanned midweek date nights (:
  • Frappucino happy hour

  • Instagram
  • New Girl and Glee marathons in bed
  • Prom prom prom this weekend (:
  • Being satisfied enough with my grades to permit myself to stop trying for the rest of the year.
  • Boyfriend (:
  • License soon... Reeally soon.
  • Summer soon
  • Seeing how happy car rides make my baby... (:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Midweek Confessions

Well, I'm almost positive I had some really good confessions in my head this week... but just like everything else I try to store in my head, they disappeared.
  • Last night, I got home around 9, thought about studying for my history test today, and then proceeded to get in bed and catch up on Glee and New Girl. This whole end of year thing has really killed what was left of my motivation.
  • I love Glee, but it's been getting on my nerves recently. I mean, I understand that they want to show the world that it's alright to be different, but do they have to be quite so politically correct? It's like they're shoving everything down your throats anymore... I'm in high school, but it's definitely not like the one on Glee. And it's really depressing with all the future stuff. 
  • I have been a real bitch lately and I'm not exactly sure why. I can't even blame it on that time, I'm just really irritable. I think it's everyone else's fault. (:
  • And following that last confession, I'm 99.99% sure that the entire school had a meeting without me and decided that if they ever see me in the hallway, they will get in front of me and walk as slow as they possibly can. No, but seriously... I'm about to punch the next person who walks slow in front of me. (See what I mean about the bad mood?)
  • I'm reading Jane Austen for fun...
  • I'm really upset with myself; it's been Frappucino happy hour at Starbucks for 5 days now and I've only been twice.

  • At least five times a day (probably more) I count the days I have left til my license (13 days people!)
  • I have officially decided that I'm not studying for my AP exam. The whole curve thing gives me a false sense of security.
  • Just recently I've had this whole island fantasy thing.  Just picture you, your significant other, and a lifetime supply of rum on this island... like in Pirates of the Carribean. I've always wondered why Elizabeth wanted to leave and burn the rum. Never made any sense to me...
  I sent this picture to my boyfriend last night and we've decided we're going to find ourselves a deserted island this summer (:
  • I just struck out twice in slow pitch PE whiffleball..
And I think we'll end on that, happy hump day everyone!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

99 things

Saw this on Miss Chelsea's blog and figured I'd go for it... all the things I've done are bolded.  If you want to give it a try, link up in the comments!
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language ( I think taking Spanish class counts)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Well... that was disappointing. My life is officially boring... I'm hoping to get some of these checked off this summer; and hopefully one day I'll check off all those traveling ones. Here's to hoping.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Weekend, Weekend, Where Art Thou?

I swear our weekends only last half a day. I can't believe how fast they go by.  Somehow, even though I did almost nothing, it still flew by. Although, I did manage to attend a three hour basketball practice yesterday.  If you've ever run for the majority of three hours,  you'll have some idea of my soreness today. 
I was hoping to go to the pool after school, but the weather isn't looking very promising... I don't know how I'm supposed to get a tan before prom if this weather keeps up!
On a side note, we're down to 15 days until my license. Aaand I had two consecutive perfect parking jobs this weekend (this usually doesn't happen...)
I'm just going to sit here and pray that today goes by fast.... I'm pretty pumped for date night tonight (:
And one last thing... the boyfriend finally asked me to prom!

I think it's so cute (:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

one of those days

Ever have those days where you just aren't feeling it? (It meaning any kind of movement, work, exercise, etc.) Today is one of those days... All week, I've been telling myself "I'm going to go to bed earlier tonight." And yet, it never happens.  I was on the right track last night... I babysat a 16 month old at a playground for almost two hours and when I got home, I was exhausted. Magically, after I finished reading my history chapter, it was only 9:30. I was in bed by 10:00... and then I decided to check facebook and twitter, and suddenly it was 11:30 again. How does this happen?
This God-awful weather isn't helping. How did we go from maybe 60 degrees on Saturday to 90 degrees on Wednesday? I'm all for hot weather in the summer... but it isn't summer. We're still being forced to sit in a building with dodgy air conditioning.  And, even worse, we're being forced to go exercise outside in the middle of the day. Now, I'm digustingly sweaty. And, I'm supposed to play basketball tonight. My lazy side really wants to skip out and stay home so I can eat way too much and maybe sleep. But, I'm going to make myself go.
The whole 'end of the year' mood is making the laziness even worse.  I can't make myself do any school work because I just don't want to.  And I usually don't study that much to begin with, what's studying a little bit less really going to do? Thank God this is my last month of school.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Midweek Confessions

Somehow these weeks are flying by but the days themselves are taking forever; not sure how that works? But anyways, it's Wednesday, which means it's confession time!
  • I'm pretty sure I have as much laundry on top of my hamper as I do inside of it; the laundry situtation is insanely ridiculous but I really need to work on it... the bad, but also good, part is that I have way too many clothes which means I never really need clean clothes.  This means that laundry never seems like a priority...
  • These mandatory food days in school are killing me; I didn't get home until almost 10 last night since I went to dinner with the boyfriend and his family after his game.  Then, I remembered our Cinco de Mayo party in Spanish... I made the quickest batch of 'Mexican Wedding Cookies' anyone's ever seen. Even so, I didn't get to sleep until after 11:30.
  • I am updating my license countdown daily now; 20 days.
  • I really hate shaving my legs.  If I'm not wearing shorts, my legs don't get shaved.
  • The other night, I was looking at colleges on my phone at like 11 o'clock at night; And I wonder why I don't sleep anymore.
  • I have been putting in the absolute minimum effort when it comes to school. I just want to get it over with.
  • I keep forgetting to title my posts because of this new blogger setup...
  • I can't really think of anything else to confess; sorry if these are boring

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Since I'm lazy and not in the mood for a real post, I think I'll use for a mix of 'photo friday' and 'obsessions' even though it isn't Friday. Oh weellll
StarbucksCup (Tutorial) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Caffe Mocha made my morning
Follow me :*
Cupcakes... in an ice cream cone. Who thinks of these things? I'm just amazed.
May = my last month of school and the month I get my license (:
MaryAmy McCoy
Can't wait for summer so I can spend more time with the boyfriend without school getting in the way
MaryAmy McCoy
And of course summer means some much-needed best friend time
Hey Hey Yo
I LOVE fishtail braids.
if only i wasn't a muggle <3
Goodnight kisses from the boyfriend <3
La Bitch Pink ❀
what I hope my future involves...
I Am Me & That's Who I Want To Be
keep calm and find horcruxes <3
Oh 太完美
I want one of these
perfectly captures my feelings about school this time of year...
Pinterest / Home
this is adorable...
Favoriten | Tumblr
those are the best. <3
Seize The Passing While
i love harry potter...
You Can Quote Me :)
think I might buy a pair of these this summer
I love this
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Say Whaat?
Can't wait to be tan again
2010 Corvette Grand Sport pricing announced | Motorward
License soon means I'd better start thinking about cars...
Sorry so many pictures... had nothing better to do in chemistry.