I'm sorry that I post so much about music, but this one really needs to be said. I've liked Florence and the Machine for a while now, but recently I've been listening to them a rather excessive amount. They are sooo good! I don't know if any of you like them, but I'm sure you've all heard the Dog Days are Over. It's a really cute song, it's the one that goes "run fast for your mother and fast for your father, fast for your brothers and sisters" Florence and the Machine may be what some of you call hipster music, or alternative or indy but I will inform you all they are signed to a record label. So you can't call them indy. They're a really great band and they play songs like Shake it Out, No light no light, and things like that. So if you're into that, I urge you to go check them out because they really are a great band. Secondly, I went on a tour of ms today! It's a really cool school and I don't mind how it's built, but I do like the other school in mind better, in terms of how it's built and where the classes are. This
Libraries are a representation of our society if you think about it. The library lets you take out a couple books, while trusting you to bring it back. However, there are penalties like fines and not being able to take out books if you don't bring the one back and pay the fine. It ties into our society because we pay for things by charging on our credit cards, and the bank is trusting us to pay it back. But if we don't, and you're in extreme debt, you can go to jail and things like that. So the library is a representation of our society on a much smaller scale. This idea popped into my head and I really felt the need to share it. On a lighter note, my day has been so lucky today. I was so completely sure that I lost my vocab book, but it magically appeared under my trundle bed! I almost cried I was so happy. My mom also told me that we would be heading to Florida for spring break and Hawaii over the summer. So today has been such a good day, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the day. On an even lighter note, CHRISTMAS. I've been excited about Christmas since December 26th. This year, I'm so thankful for everything I've been blessed with that I'm only asking for a ukelele. I think these are the coolest little instruments ever and I would love to learn to play one. I love playing my guitar and I'm a huge fan of finger picking. Finger picking is basically plucking the guitar in intricate patterns. This is a lot of what the ukelele consists of so through a long thought out process, I want a ukelele for Christmas. And to anyone not celebrating Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy Kwanzaa
This break was so fun! On Friday, my friend took me ice skating to meet some people that I will be going to high school with. I am blown away at how nice and gracious these people are to me, it really reassures me that high school will be okay. So I got back on the skates for the first time in a long time and it felt so good. If I could go back and change it, I would've done hockey when I was younger. Ugh, I'm rambling again. Well the net fun thing I did was on Sunday, a friend was kind enough to bring me and a few other people downtown to Ed Debevics, which I had never been to before. The waiters are mean to you in a funny way and it's really fun thing to do. Dinner was great and then we went on a ghost tour! It was one of the coolest things I've ever done and I definitely felt like there was some presences with us. Afterward, I was told that someone I trusted was saying things about me. But after kind words and warm hugs, I reminded myself that the people who love me mean more than the people who don't. Then on Wednesday, I spent the day at a friends and she had some more people over. We made ice cream (super yummy) and watched insidious. Honestly that movie was so terrifying I almost grabbed the hand of the person next to me. (that would've been awkward, I'm glad I didnt) so after that fun time, I ended up hiding in the garden. Hahaha it was a really fun night. I spent thanksgiving with my wonderful family who I love so much. Words can't express how thankful I am for all of them for supporting and loving me. Today, I was sick. Blah. Hope you all had a great and safe break!
I don't know if any of you have ever seen this show, but it is so scary. I happen to be sick today, (wahh) so I'm pretty much watching it all day. It's so scary, but addicting. It's pretty much a show that plays on your worst fears.
Things I'm thinking as I watch this show:
1. Oh my god I'm going to pee my pants
2. DO NOT GO DOWNSTAIRS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU
3. What if my house is haunted too
4. Why are the people on this show so messed up
5. THERE'S SOMEONE BEHIND YOU COME ON VIOLET JUST TURN AROUND
6. I have no life
7. Who thinks of this show, some kind of messed up sociopath?
8. ARE YOU BLIND THERE IS A SCARY BATHROOM DOWN THERE DONT GO OVER THERE
9. Don't go investigate! You're gonna die! 10. I love this show
So if you guys like scary shows, I recommend this one. It's sort of haunting but if you can stomach it, this show is great.
So I decided I'm just going to make a blog about everything I'm thankful for in the spirit of thanksgiving because I truly don't say it enough. I'm thankful for my family. I'm thankful that there is always food on my plate. I'm thankful for all of the amazing friends who are there to support and love me when I don't deserve it. I'm thankful that I have been forgiven for my mistakes. I'm thankful for this class. I'm thankful for being able to go to a good school. Thankful for my faith, thankful for the sports I'm able to play, thankful for being happy. Thankful that I have the opportunity to travel. Thankful for my house. Thankful for a nice room of my own and the luxuries I have. Thankful for being able to relax sometimes and thankful for being worry free 90% of the time. Thankful for being physically and mentally healthy. Thankful for good music. I am thankful for all of that and so much more.
Let me get one thing straight here. I'm not like a full blown insomniac. No one has ever told me I'm an insomniac, doctor wise. But I truly believe that I am. For example: I should be asleep right now. I have an extremely important competition tomorrow which we really need to place first in. But before I speak about that, let's talk about my sleeping habits this week. Monday, 5-6 hours. Tuesday, 7-8 hours. Wednesday, 2 hours. Thursday, 4 hours. Tonight will probably be about 5. So now that you feel the need to tell me to sleep more, back to the competition. So we have to be there at 7:45 AM and it's 45 mins away. Am I sleeping? Nope. I have o wake up at 6 and I probably won't sleep for a few more hours, if it all. I honestly don't know what keeps me from falling asleep. Sometimes scary thoughts, sometimes sad thoughts, and sometimes my legs just want to move resulting in running on the treadmill at like 12 at night. My sleeping habits are ridiculous and I felt the need to blog about them. Have a fabulous day.
Although I've pretty much been telling anyone who will listen, some of you still don't know that I'm going to be getting braces on my teeth tomorrow. I'm really not excited. I'll be missing school in the morning but I'm going to come back for my last couple periods. To those of you that have them: any advice? I already bought my sherbert, which is super yummy, and some apple sauce too but I'm just really nervous and some reassurance would be nice. I will only need them for about a year, which is less than most people and I'm happy about that. Yes, I'll have them for Promotion and graduation pictures but I won't need them for sophomore year homecoming pictures or anything like that. Yay! I find it's better to look on the bright side of things because it gives me something to look forward to and something to be happy about. Which brings me to my next point: I happened to be surfing the internet the other day, and I came across a page full of quotes. Not sad quotes, but motivational ones. One really struck me though. "Is what you're living for worth dying for?" Just think of how deep that really is. It reminds me that I need to do what makes me happy and live the life I want to because what is life if you don't love yourself? I happened to click something on the side of this page and came across a not so sweet realization. I'm sure you've all heard the joke about the chicken crossing the road. Well what I found out was that this joke was originally intended to mean death. "Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side." The chicken died to reach immortal life. Childhood=ruined. So there's your wisdom for the day everyone!
So it came to my attention I haven't done a blog this week. It's been super busy, so I guess I'll squeeze it in now. Well it's been a fun week! School was...school. On Friday, I went to see bob Dylan in concert. I was so disappointed. He sounded so terrible. We actually left the concert because it was so bad. Oh well. Then on Saturday, I met some really great people. My friend was introducing me to people so I would know people in high school and everyone was so nice and I really liked all of them. :) today was a great day! I had a cheerleading competition. The morning started out rough, I was very close to fainting from all of the hairspray fumes. It smelled so bad! But our hair held up and after a crazy morning, we won first place! I'm so proud of my team :) this means we advance to the statewide competition. We will be up against some really good teams but I'm so thankful and way too blessed to be stressed. Have a great night guys :) PS I'm getting my braces in 3 days. #nervous
So I realized today that none of my blogs were really long this week. So this one is going to be extremely long, get ready guys. Alright so firstly, do any of you remember a show that used to be on Nickelodeon called H2O? This was honestly a great show and I miss it a lot. It's about these three British girls that become mermaids or something. I don't know, it was great. Found that on Netflix, so if any of you remember that show, check it out. Secondly, this last week and the next few weeks will be really fun! We have two Swedish relatives staying with us on an exchange program, except we don't send anyone back to Sweden so they're kinda just chilling with us. It's really fun because we get to show them America and they are so fascinated by us and it just gives me a larger perspective that the rest of the world isn't really as complex as we are. Thirdly. As some of you may or may not have noticed, I wasn't at school on Friday. I was shadowing, which means following a student around and basically going through their normal school day, at a high school that I'm thinking about attending. It's a really tough decision and all of you guys have been telling me that I should go to MS and it definitely won't be easy having to leave the kids I've known since Kindergarten but that's the way it looks like things are going to be. I will mostly likely be attending Maine East, for personal reasons but I'm so sad to not be with you guys anymore. We're all going to make this year amazing because there won't be a next one for me. It's bittersweet. Change is hard but I know that if I ever need anything I can always count on my LMS people<3 I LOVE YOU GUYS.