Omg I cannot wait for the lip dub!! Ahhhh!! It's always sooo much fun and since I'm no Mr. Miller's homeroom(science teacher) we get to so wayyy cooler things than everyone else:) But Mr. Miller just gave us some bad news. His mom is kind of sick. I'm not sure what's wrong with her but he has to take her to a doctor's appointment tomorrow...the day of the lip dub :'( If he doesn't show up we can't do any of our cool things we had planned :( Danny was going to go in a garbage can full of water, we were going to light balloons full of hydrogen on fire to get a fireball, and I was going to do bubbles. Without him the only thing we can do is lame bubbles, not even the super cool huge ginormous kind. I feel so bad for Mr. Miller and I pray that is mom is and will be alright. Everyone keep him in your prayers!! Nevertheless the lip dub is one of my favorite days of the year. We have so much fun blowing off class and basically partying hard. It's the best can't wait!!!!:D
Franklin I loved your shirt that you wore today so much that I decided to dedicate a whole blog to what I think the meaning of it is. I do believe that "Meh.' and "Eh." are very similar. It's kind of like in between good and bad. If something's just ordinary or nothing really special, I believe it to be meh. I'm not really sure if I'm right or if everyone has their own interpretation of what exactly "meh" means. I think it's like when you're just feeling super lazy and don't want to do anything. So if someone asks you, "Hey can you go grab that for me?" You can just reply, "Meh." Hahaha every time I think of that I laugh. Franklin your shirts are the best and I love them. I love the idea that just one single word, meh, can say so little yet so much at the same time. Meh kind of just sums everything up in one short three lettered word. When someone says, "Meh," there are no further questions needed. You get the point. It's so weird to me! But mostly fascinating. It's like you can understand everything that person is thinking by them just saying "Meh," ! It's like some sort of secret or something so people can understand each other completely. So I'll give an example. Let's say that in exploring the physical world Emily and I (yes she is my partner and we have a ball together haha) are working on our bottle rocket. If she's working on our nose cone and comes over and says, "Hey do you think this looks good? You think it will work?" If I simply reply, "Meh," nothing more nothing less, she will understand that I just don't know how great it is, and that maybe we need something a little bit better suiting our rocket. I'm not saying that there's absolutely no way on Earth that it will work, but I am saying either I think we can do better or make it way cooler. It's kind of like an "I'm not so sure." I don't know what I'm getting at now. But I would love to know YOUR thoughts on "Meh." and just what it means to you.
Since it is vitally important that you know this information about me that I am just about to tell you, hold onto your chair or couch or whatever it is that gravity is attaching you to...because this is pretttyyy big. I am......Greek Orthodox! Yes, yes it is AWESOME! It's basically the same as Catholic except we have communion ever since we are baptized as babies. We also don't get confirmed!! Ya it's kind of the bomb diggity...times two. But we have very different Easters. I do not really know why, I guess our calenders are just way different. And neither one is on the right date or the wrong date for Christ's Resurrection...but mines on the right date. Haha just kidding...but I'm not....but I am...not. So my Easter is on May 5th! Lucky me I get to wait all the way until then! I gave up ice cream for lent. Man it has NOT been going good. I'm losing my mind! My mom of course keeps my basement freezer stocked with at least like 12 pints of Ben and Jerry's at any given time. It is driving me bananas. So my aunt and uncle invited us to go to an Easter brunch with them and my grandparents plus my cousin. It was at the Evanston Country Club and OH MY GOSH. It was honestly the most food I've ever seen. It was also FRIKIN AMAZING!!! I did not eat one thing that I wouldn't mind eating all day for the rest of my life. There was an omelet station, cinnamon rolls, hash browns, mini pizzas, apple and nutella sandwiches which were so good, all fruit, any kind of meat you can think of and any kind of breakfast roll egg or food I think on this planet...was there. There was also very extravagant desserts. MMMM....then I saw it...the ICE CREAM. It was taunting me, and calling my name. There came a point where I broke down and gave in. I ate ice cream. Gasp!! But that's what you gave up for lent Jackie!! How could you?!? I know I know, but I really don't regret it. It was soo yummy!!!:) With hot fudge and resse's and oreo's and M&M's and whipped cream! Mmmm it was delish! I only ate one meal for that whole day, and it was at that country club. It might have been the best day of my life. The country club is really nice too. Man it's really gorgeous in there. I wish I belonged there, but I don't and I hate myself and my family everyday because of it. Haha Pitch Perfect moment there. okay
It's pretty easy to make me happy. I'm one of those people that gets excited/happy over the littlest or dumbest things. I'm happy like almost ALL of the time, so naturally my list is eons long. I will have to shorten it for the sake of the reader's sanity, but here goes.
- Lou Malnati's pizza, especially DEEP DISH!! MMMMM
- Rain, thunderstorms especailly
- Taking long drives at night where I can look up at the stars in deep thought while listening to my iPod.
- ICE CREAM CONCOCTIONS!!
- Being in the mood when almost everything is hilarious.
- Brushing my teeth...I'm obsessed with dental hygiene
- Hanging out with my neighbors in the snow, and during the summer
- Making people laugh/smile
- Finishing a super long project that I put a ton of work in
- Getting a hug from someone that gives like amazing hugs
- My friends and family
- Watching my many TV shows
- Baking something really yummy, then devouring it
- Staring at the stars until my neck starts to cramp up
- Having no homework over the weekend
- Funny people that crack me up on a daily basis
- Just talking
- Our L.A. class, you guys crack me up(also in science haha)
- When my dad gets out his super fancy camera on vacation and takes a TON of pictures of me, my brother gets really annoyed :)
- Beating my dad in anything, we're both SUPER competitive, last night I beat my whole family in Hearts(a card game) it might have been the best night of my life
- Straightening my hair, it gets really soft :)
- Dressing up, but not all the time
- Working out
- Eating a ton of junk food, then taking a long nap :)
- BIKE RIDES!! mostly in the summer, but not when it's too hot
- Walking with my friends around town, mostly when it's darker outside
- Getting a compliment
- Getting realllyyy good sleep, also sleeping in reallllyyyy late
- Getting really embarrassing pic of my friends, eh eh Lizzie, Lucy, Emily the list goes on
- When someone makes a super dumb or "punny" joke, I always laugh
- The smell of a home cooked meal in my house
- Going to a house other than my own
- Playing soccer, basketball,, volleyball, badmiton, swimming, and baseball in the cage with my neighbors
- Playing the games that I used to play when I was younger with my neighbors, like spud or capture the flag
- Frozen Yogurt
- Watching videos from when I was tiny
- Harry Potter movies, and heated discussions about them in science
- The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Remember the Titans, The Blind Side, and ALL Disney Pixar films
- Drake and Josh, finally they're playing re-runs!!
- Family or friends parties
- Warm cinnamon rolls
- Helping a stranger or someone I know with something, like shoveling snow for this old woman who lives across the street from me and her jerk of a husband leaves her ALL winter long to go to Arizona ALONE uggghhh that makes me so mad
- Thanking a soldier in uniform for their service, everyone should do this please
- Really just about anything, just waking up in the morning to a great life, just anything can make me happy, but I must stop here, I don't want to bore you any longer....I may think of more things later but this is for now. Now go be happy!!
Well this past Monday, I went over to Emily's house to bake key lime pie! YUUUMMMM!! Both of us are stuck here in this town, so we might as well try to have some fun! It was pretty easy to make, but it took us like hours to complete it. I don't exactly know why. We got pretty off track at times I guess. But it was a lot of fun. FYI, if you want to buy cool whip to put on your pie to make it delicious, DO NOT go to Walgreen's. You will leave very disappointed. This key lime pie, was honestly amazing. I mean like WHOA this pie could win an award. MMMMM it was so yummy! I know it looks just disgusting from the picture, but trust me it look much better in person, and tastes even better than that! TH
So unlike 99% of Lincoln Middle School, I am not going anywhere warm and/or tropical for spring break. I will be going to the University of Iowa for like two days but I don't really consider that going anywhere. So anyways, last night me and my super good friend Laina, Marisa's twin, had a little sleepover. Both of us aren't going anywhere so its perfect. We decided to watch this movie, which is also a book, entitled The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I can honestly say that this is one of the BEST movies that I have ever seen. It was so sweet and sincere and also really sad at times. It made me feel every emotion. At the end when the credits were rolling I just sat there and I felt like a changed person. Do you ever get that feeling? Like after you've seen or heard something really inspiring and heartfelt, you just sit there and take it all in and reflect on everything that just happened. Well I had one of those moments. The main character is such a sweet guy, oh my gosh he is so nice and humble and it's so sad to see what he has to go through :'( You might recognize him as one of the main characters form the movie The movie was so good, mainly because Emma Watson (Hermaine Grainger) was in it. She's the best. Now I really want to read the book! I know that Linnea blogged about it earlier and said that it was really good and now I realllllyyyy want to read it!!
Then the next morning Laina and I went to the outlet mall in Auroa. I am seriously so happy right now. I got so many adorable summer clothes!! Ahhhh I feel so incredibly happy when I put them on! I also got an adorable Coach purse I just might have to post a picture of it because it's just that cute. It was such a successful shopping day. I went to Pac Sun, which had literally the cutest things there. Cuter than what they have at Old Orchard. Coach was good, Vera Bradley was good, Jokey had some pretty great deals, and J. Crew was so good. Whenever I go into J. Crew I feel like I've been transported to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It seriously just looks like such Cape Cod rich beach house people clothes. That also makes me very happy, because I LOVE Cape Cod and plan on living there at some point in my life. Okay well happy spring break everyone!! Enjoy it while it lasts!!
Man oh man. I love playing basketball more than life. I love my team. I love one of my coaches. (The other one is just ugh I can't even speak of him.) I don't think I would love basketball as much as I do if it weren't for my team. I'm so close with them and they are like my sisters. We have been through so much together, sweet victories and tough loses. We always have so much fun, oh my gosh together we are seriously CRAZY. We all have these ridiculous nicknames that are just so out there. Hahaha just reflecting on those times puts a smile on my face. All of my teammates are hilarious, well minus like two, and I really don't know how I could've gon through this last season without them. Saturday was the very last game that I will have ever played for the Jr. Hawks basketball program. It was so sad!!:'( My coach Angie, Jamie's older sister, even started crying!!:( She said she's going to miss us so much. I love her to death along with the rest of my teammates. It's a sad time, but also a happy one. Hopefully high school will come as soon as possible and we'll all be playing together again, but for Maine South. I cannot wait to get on the court again with my team. I love you all!!!(my teammates that is)....<3<3<3
Okay so like about sometime mid last week, I began listening to this singer /songwriter /director/ actor/ most amazing person on the planet named Dave Patten. So I was jamming out getting ready in the morning and a song came up on my shuffle by this rapper named Meek Mill, and he featured Dave Patten in this song. I was listening and I just fell in love with his voice. So I Google imaged him and from then on I was in love with him and his face, and mostly his body. Then after admiring him for quite some time I YouTubed him and found a TON of videos by him. I was up until like one in the morning watching every single one and listening to ALL of his songs. So he directs and creates and stars in every one of his videos which I think is super cool. He won an award for one of his and it was 10 minutes long but SO SO SOOO good!! He is so incredibly talented and he plays I think almost every instrument on his tracks and his abilities just amazed me. His songs are so sweet and I can not stop listening to him. So naturally I Googled him some more and went to his website. It gave me a fan email that I could write too so I did. I did not expect to get anything in return; at most an email that is scripted and sent to every fan that emails him that just explains things and blah blah blah. But when I got home Friday night that is not what happened. So I got home and went straight to my iPod. I get spam emails daily from Vera Bradley, Pink, Ugg, etc. So I naturally go in my mail and delete every new email I get. So I accidentally deleted the email I got from him! I realized what I did right after I did it. I was in a deep depression for a good couple of minutes after that happened. But then I remembered that I could, and did, retrieve it from my trash!! Hooray!! I was sooo happy. I read it, and I died. I could not believe my eyes. I mean Dave Patten personally emailed me, a random eighth grade girl, back. I was incredibly elated. I did not fall asleep for hours because I was so excited. That just goes to show how true he is and how much he cares about his fans!! I LOVE YOU DAVE PATTEN DON'T EVER STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING!!! You have made my life. I am going to do everything I can to see him in concert this fall. Long live Dave Patten!!! Also we're getting married pretty soon. You're all invited to the wedding. YO
So every week I go to do my weekly blog. And every week the same problem presents itself. "What will Jackie Olson blog about??" I wonder..... I still don't know any ideas? Eh, that won't help, by the time you guys read this I will have already finished my blog by now. There's nothing you can change about it. But one very helpful thing you CAN do is help me brainstorm about what to blog about next week. Are there any topics that you would like to know my views on? Any questions you want answered? You tell what to blog about and I WILL! Just give me suggestions in the comment stream...I promise I will write about ANYTHING you want me to... to some extent. I have really high expectations for you guys, okay? I'm looking for some QUALITY blog topics down there. Okay moving on......to absolutely nothing!! Yay!! Wow I know what you guys are thinking right now, "Whoa when did Jackie get so very interesting?!?!" Well to answer that question that is lingering in all of your heads right now, I've been interesting all this time!! NO JOKE! Seriously like the WHOLE time. Whoa. I know. It's pretty big news. I'll give you some time for that to sink in..............................................................................
......................Okay times up!! Alllllrightyyyyyy I'm bored. Oooooo I know what to blog about!! My new obsession!! Yay! My new obsession is DAVE PATTEN. I'M IN LOVE WITH HIM!!! Oh man my mom is nagging me about the laundry I must go at once!! Okay sorry to leave you hanging about this incredibly attractive guy Dave...NOT Dave Butler...haha sorry Dave....but I'll blog about him soon or if not this week then the next! Don't forget I still need blog suggestions! I know this was the most entertaining thing you've read in quite some time, but please try not to act any different around me now that you know how much of a poet, no artist, I am with the words........hahahha just kidding!! BYE
So it's 11:33 pm right now...Monday night.....lets just say that I might've forgotten to write my blog this week. So here I am writing it the night before it's due! This is not typical Jackie behavior. I am usually very on top of things. I do assignments on the early side, I like to get them done and out of the way so I don't have to worry about them. Lately I have found myself doing the opposite, and I do not like that....at all. For example, we have a Spanish project due ok Wednesday. I have only worked on it when she gave us a little time in class. We've had the assignment for I guess a little over a week...I think. I personally don't take Spanish class that seriously, I mean it's kind of a joke if you ask me (no offense señora). So I figure I'll be fine doing everything the night before. Well I least I hope I am. One more thing before I go on ifunny for what will probably end up being hours(it's extremely addicting), we MUST have a snow day tomorrow. If we don't, it will simply be an absolute outrage. I will forever have shame on district 64. I will never forgive them, and I will NEVER, forget. This is a warning. I hope you choose wisely tomorrow morning. I would if I were you. Don't mess this up, sincerely Jacqueline Olson to superintendent Dr. Bender.