Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Now that's a name that brings a smile to most of the strings kids faces in my school. Most of my bloggy buddies know that I've been playing cello since I was 8 and i'm 16 now. It doesn't feel that long though. I started in school when I was in third grade. My cello was taller than I was! My school teacher who really taught me most of what I know was Ms. Lawrence. She was my teacher from 3rd to 8th grade. I really miss her now that i'm a junior in high school. She just had one of those fun but caring personalities and she always had good instrument advice. Last night I decided to get up off my but and go to the middle school band/orchestra concert. I missed those events and it was so much different than performing. It was all holiday music compared to the boring music played in high school. Afterwards, I had to go hunt down Ms. L. She was surprised to see me and gave me a hug. It's times like these that makes me wish I could back in time. Back to when Orchestra was a class I really looked forward too. I love playing, but my current conductor takes the fun out of music. If you're reading this Ms. Lawrence, thanks for being an awesome conductor and really inspiring me to keep playing!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Have you ever had that one thing that you could never get enough of? Where you know you had enough but you would go out, see something, and suddenly you're getting out your wallet because you just HAVE to have that one thing. Well can you guess what that one thing is for me? Here's some pictures and a video
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Yesterday my bestie and I set out to get some pictures of the changing leaves. There is a catholic church up the road with beautiful shots, but sometimes, you know, us being 16 and all, we get distracted. But here are some of the pictures we did manage to take, most of us.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Who are the dueling fiddlers you might ask. They are two men, Rustle and Adam, who play violin. They don't play traditional classical music. They play much more than that. For the longest time they were involved with the traditional classical groups. They then realized that that wasn't what a majority of the people wanted. If you were to walk into a room (as they did today) and say Bach, you would get blank stares, but if you were to walk in and say tick tock by Ke$ha or good riddance by green day, you would get some laughter and smiles. Today they visited my orchestra class and boy was I surprised. I figured it would be two old nerdy dudes playing random classical music trying to out do the other, but boy was I wrong. They take modern number one hits and turn it into something amazing. To fully understand you will really just have to see them play, so i'm including a video. If you really enjoy their performances go to their website www.theduelingfiddlers.com and support them in any way you can. They have not been doing this very long and at the moment it's their only form of income. Let me know what you think.
Friday, October 22, 2010
What are your MP3 preferences, or do you tend to go "old school" and stick to the radio or cd player. I personally like the ipod. I just upgraded from my nano to a touch and I definitely recommend it. You have total control, what kind of apps you want, the music. You can get internet and video call people. It's amazing. So like I asked before, what music player to you prefer?
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
What are your Halloween plans this year? Believe it or not, I've never been trick or treating. So this year my moms letting me go with a good friend. I can't wait to color myself blue :D I'm also going to a small "fall festival" that critters family is holding. This should be a good year. So what are your halloween plans?
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday night my best friend took me to the weekly youth house meeting. We expected to just hang out in the house like usual, but when we got there they had a roaring fire going outside. I was able to get this picture when Mr. Chuck doused it with water. Sorry it's not great quality.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
So as most of you know, I am a junior in high school. This requires me to take world history, and for some reason we're learning about religion. It baffles me as to some of the crap my teachers are trying to shove down my throats. I have no problem learning about the religions, but I wish that this teacher would get her facts straight instead of try to tell me the opposite of something that I already know. One of the many issues with being in high school I guess. Old enough for responsibility, but not quit freedom, or being taught the truth instead of what the school system wants you to think. >:(
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Have you ever had that feeling where you could be in another decade? You could be doing something, watching tv, or just plain sitting there and you feel like it's not 2010 anymore. On Friday night I went to a youth house my friends church holds every friday night. It's a good way to keep the kids in middle and high school off the streets on fridays and out of trouble. They feed us dinner then we just hang out for 3 hours and it actually can be really fun. Now I was born in the 90's so I have only experienced that and our current decade. But on Friday I sat on beanbag chairs with some of my girl friends and listened to music and it made me feel like I was back in maybe the 70's or something. Does anybody else get that feeling or am I just weird? And what was your favorite decade?
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
In 10 days I will be celebrating my 2 year anniversary with my boyfriend, Adam. I bought a set of matching leather wrist bands that I had personalized but there is a slight issue. Mine is too big length wise. It would not be a problem if the wrist bands weren't wide, but they have to be 2 inches wide to fit the whole date on them. So my question for you is how to effectively and quickly shrink the wrist band ( already tried water and the dryer and just letting it sit) or what to use to make it smaller ( like an extra snap) That is easy and effective. It has a set of heavy duty snaps on it which is why it's too big, if it was like a belt or Velcro it would be ok. Any advice my fellow bloggers?
Monday, September 20, 2010
Do you remember when you were younger and couldn't wait to walk in on the first day? Or even now, some of your kids or grand kids are probably in elementary school and telling of exciting tails. Not me. High school. Love it, but hate it. I love the freedom, seeing my friends, some of my classes and teachers. Not really loving getting up before the sun, living 25 minutes from school, or how long the classes are. But love it or not, they say high school is some of the best years of your life. Hmm, i don't know about that one yet, but I'm going to make the best of it. What were the best years of your life?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Today was filled with a little bit of panic. Let me start by filling you in with a little information about the two high schools my town is districted to.There are two high schools that are down the street from each other. Three middle schools are districted to my high school. My middle school however was split in half. One side of my town goes to our rival school with other towns, while my side goes to my high school with some of the same other towns and different ones. Now that we've got that straight, a lot of my friends from middle school attend the rival high school. Today there were students in the halls crying and standing around very serious talking a bout a supposed suicide at the other high school. I did not know if this information was true or just a rumor. Even if I didn't attend the school it still hit me that most of my friends attend that school and are dealing with issues in their lives. I had to stop what I was doing and say a little prayer for all my friends and pray they were safe. Other students were texting but I was not about to get my phone taken away so I had 3 hours to wait to find out what really happened. It turns out that there was a dead body found hanging from the bleachers this morning. It was not a student from the school or even a resident of the town. The body was found and reported by a jogger who runs the track most mornings. Even though I do not attend that school, I still had a mini heart attack being out of the loop and not knowing how my close friends were and right now i'm thanking God that they are okay and praying for the family of the suicide victim. Thank you God for keeping my friends safe.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
This is a picture of me and mans best friend, other wise known as Lucky. Who can actually be a devil dog but is usually a good buddy. Lucky is my friend Heathers dog and he'll be five years old in a few months. Her grandmother asked us to write our Christmas lists yesterday and it got me to thinking, what do I really want? Sure I wrote down, Ipod Touch, clothes, etc. But what I really want, What I've always wanted is a dog. And every year my parents say no for some reason. But this year, yet again, I will hope that maybe i've grown more responsible, or something in their hearts has changed, and I will hope that sitting under the tree in three months will be a Finnish Spits, or a Patterdale Terrier, or anything with four legs, a tail, that's alive and barks. If that was the only thing I got I would be happy. But atleast I can always dream. If anyone's reading this, share with me your dog stories.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Every has those family stories where an aunt or uncle did something funny, or where grandma lost her teeth, our family reunions are full of funny moments. The dogs even got involved in the action.We even had the occasional issue with Mr. President hogging dessert but it was solved. No matter how crazy they may be, there's no one like family.