Earlier today I had a lot of fun marching in the Memorial Day parade. I woke up at 7 a.m. to start the day. I quickly got ready and soon I headed off to Cosa Linda hair studio. The reason I did this was because I was getting my hair and makeup done so I could be in the parade! I needed to dress like I was from the 50's because that was the style they wanted. I was able to do this because my mom is very good friends with the owner at the hair studio. They started with my makeup as soon as I got there. It was really cool getting my makeup done because I've never had it done professionally before. I even had my face airbrushed! I had on fake eyelashes and bright red lipstick! Once they finished my makeup, it was time to move on to my hair. My hair was curled into loose waves and one side was pulled up with a very pretty barrette. Next, we headed over to the starting place of the parade! We waited outside because we were a little early, and I was freezing cold. Luckily, the parade started soon. I got to sit on the back of a red convertible! It was so cool! I also got to hold a little dog named Tiffany for the entire parade! Her tail was dyed pink and her nails were painted pink. She had to be wrapped in a shirt because it was so cold and she was shaking. Although, I was probably shaking just as much as she was. I saw a lot of people I knew and I threw Salt Water Taffy to everyone! I had so much fun today and I hope I can do it again next year!
Today I had a lot of fun working on my science project. Fionna and Lucy came over and we went right to work on our project. Well, we procrastinated a little and then we started. We needed to do some research first and figure out what information we needed. We were doing a video about the element sodium. We soon figured out what we needed to do with our project. We were going to make a video and base it off of "speed dating." We started filming in my basement. We had crazy costumes and funny characters. Lucy played sodium and Fionna and I switched off playing other characters. It took a few takes for each scene, but we were able to finish the filming by the time they needed to leave. Unfortunately for me, I get to edit the whole thing by Wednesday. However, I am a fantastic editor and I love making videos and movies. I can't wait to start the editing process, but I'm even more excited to see how it turns out!
I cannot believe it's finally here. Hawkette tryouts are this week. I am spending all weekend preparing myself so I don't become too nervous. There are clinics on Monday and Tuesday for two and a half hours. These are the days we learn the dance. I am going to drill the dance over and over until I can do it backwards, upside down, and in my sleep. Wednesday is the big day. This is the day of the actual tryout. Starting at 4:45, we will go in the dance room 3 at a time and perform the dance. Along with the dance, we will need to show our splits, turns, and jumps. I'm nervous about the jumps because my knee is still in pain. Hopefully, I'll be able to push through the pain, no matter how much it hurts. I know of at least 18 girls my age who are trying out. This is a little scary because only 9 girls are leaving. Maybe they will make the teams a little bigger. My goal is to make the Varsity team. I've been working so hard for the past three years and I'm hoping that all this work will pay off. If I don't make Varsity, I will be upset, but JV isn't a bad team either. I know that I need to walk into that tryout with no doubts in my head. I'm hoping to be so confident that I don't even feel butterflies in my stomach. Well, I'll blog about the results next week! Wish me luck! (:
Yesterday was a very eventful day. My brother is in his school chorus and yesterday they did a little competition called "Music in the Parks". Early in the morning , he left to go sing with his chorus. Luckily, I didn't have to get up as early as him. I woke up around 8:15 and started to get ready. Once it was time to go, I went to go pick up my friend Alison. It was a long car ride, but finally we arrived at Six Flags Great America. We were there about 45 minutes before the park opened, so we waited and waited. Soon, I regretted not wearing a heavier jacket. It was very cold outside. Alison saw somebody she knew in line, and we talked to him for awhile. It helped us forget about the long wait. Finally, the gates opened and we were let inside. The first thing we needed to do was to get our picture for our season passes. It took much shorter than we had expected. Then, we went on the Viper, our first ride of the day. It was so much fun. We slowly made our way around the park, but Alison was a little scared of some of the rides. She told me to make her go on the biggest rides. Luckily for me, she didn't need much persuading. She went on everything without me pushing her to ride. We stopped for lunch and we had pizza. I was surprised at how good the food tasted. Little by little, we rode every big ride in the park. While waiting in line for the Superman, it started to rain. Many people got out of line, but we stayed where we were. This caused the line to move up dramatically. Of course, not long after, there was ice falling from the sky. I don't want to say it was hail, because it was a mix of snow and hail. That only lasted a few minutes. Later, I bought a sweatshirt because I was absolutely freezing. I even started shaking a little. I saw a number of people I knew there, which was really fun. I had an amazing time and I hope I get to go back soon. When I got home, my mom and I watched the movie Safe Haven. I cannot express the feelings this movie gave me. I love this movie with everything I have. I think I have an unhealthy obsession. I need to watch this movie again sometime soon or I might just explode. This movie has been the only thing on my mind the past 24 hours. I will buy the DVD so I can watch it over and over and over as many times as I please. Seriously, you don't know the feeling I have inside while thinking of this movie. I could go on and on about Safe Haven, but in an attempt to keep your head from imploding, I will stop here and keep my feelings to myself.
Recently, I've been having pain in my knee. At first we had no idea what it was. We went to the Physical Therapist and she did a screening. She wasn't sure what it was either. She recommended an orthopedic doctor for me. First I went to my regular doctor, but nothing really came from that. Then I took a trip to the orthopedic doctor. First they asked me a bunch of questions about the pain level and what I could and couldn't do without pain. Then, they took an X-Ray on my knee. I had to stand in some strange positions. One of the positions made me feel like I was doing the running man. Also, during the X-Ray, I got to wear some pretty fashionable shorts. Once I was back in the room, I got to look at my X-Rays. It was a little weird looking at my own bones. The doctor said that there's no obvious damage, which means nothing's broken. I also got to see my growth plate. Turns out I have a very minuscule amount of growing left to do. Anyway, because she couldn't see any damage, she said that it is probably a bone bruise, as a result from the terrible bruises I had earlier this year. Bone bruises aren't exactly bruises, but they are very, very tiny breaks in the bone. They can take a long time to heal. Luckily my knee isn't in crazy amounts of pain. My mom talked o my gym teacher, and she explained my situation. I only have a note for a week out of gym. My teacher said that because we are doing track and field and softball, I can pretty much take the rest of the school year off gym. I can't run on my knee, so I guess that's pretty reasonable. The only thing I am worried about is Hawkette tryouts. I'm nervous that my knee won't be better by the time tryouts come around. Even if it does hurt, I'll have to force myself to push through the pain, no matter how bad. Well, now you know more about my injury and how it affects me.
Today was quite an eventful day. My brother's boy scout troop sold enough popcorn to go to Key Lime Cove! Luckily for me, my mom said I could go and bring a friend! So at about 10:30, we picked up my friend, made a quick stop at Roosevelt to check in, then off we went to Key Lime Cove! When we got there, my brother and his troop had a mini pizza party, but we didn't have to stay. We went directly to the water park. We went on every slide, both big and small. It was a little crowed, but it wasn't too bad. Lines weren't all that long. We spent a lot of time in the lazy river, and I mean a lot. We went around about 10 times, maybe even more. Then we went back on the slides. There were tube slides and body slides. On the body slides, I went so slow, I almost came to a complete stop. My friend didn't though, so I guess I must be sticky or something. When we got lunch, I wasn't expecting an healthy food, so of course I got chicken tenders, fries, and a lemonade. They were really good, but I could almost taste the unhealthy. We eventually became very tired, so we dried off and changed our clothes. We then headed to the arcade. We each got a game card and played a whole bunch of games. I got a total of 277 tickets. I was able to buy (with the tickets) a candy bracelet and a bacon bracelet with a mustache. Of course, I then had to get dessert, so I got a hot fudge sundae with caramel caribou ice cream. It was absolutely delicious. It came time to make our way back home, so we packed up our things and we left. I had an awesome day, but I'm glad to be back home. The best part about this trip was that I think I have a new boyfriend. Call me a cougar, but he's only four years old. (:
Lately I've been stuck to the theory that as long as you love what you are doing, no time is ever wasted. But... What is time? Nobody can say exactly what time is or how it works. I guess it's just events passing by one by one. Now, think about this. We have a past, a present, and a future. However, because we live in the present, you can never physically be in the past or the future. The present time is infinite. Except for one exception. Our minds take just a split second to process what is happening around us. Now, doesn't that mean that we live in the past, and there is no present? I'll let you ponder on that thought while I change topics. Time isn't measured by the hour or the minute. It's measured by the movement of objects in space. Morning, Afternoon, and Night are measured by where the Earth is relative to the Sun, or the Moon relative to the Earth. Also, where the Earth is depending on it's rotation. Before the Big Bang, there was no time (or space, but that's a different matter). Time was created when celestial objects started to rotate and move, and they showed time passing. Prior to the Big Bang, there was no need for time to pass, because there was absolutely nothing in the Universe, except Dark Matter. Thus the Big Bang created time when there was finally a need for it. Now back to my first statement about wasting time. When I really think about this, there is no such thing as "wasting time." When you are sitting around doing absolutely nothing, you are not wasting time. You are wasting YOUR time. Time itself cannot be wasted because we cannot control it. Time just happens as events pass. Our time as human beings is limited, but the time of the Universe is infinite. Unless the entire Universe collapses on itself, but let's not get into that right now.
Luckily for me, all weekend I've been sick. Starting on Thursday, I haven't felt very good. My nose has been all stuffed up, I've been coughing, and my throat hurts. I started to feel like this Thursday, but I didn't think much of it. Then on Friday, my throat hurt really bad and my nose was stuffed. Saturday morning, I woke up and I felt pretty sick. My throat was on fire and I was constantly coughing. Plus I had dance for a few hours in the morning. So yesterday my mom decided to give my DayQuil. Fortunately, it helped a little and I didn't feel as sick. I still didn't want to go anywhere. I got some type of Chinese soup for dinner and it helped so much. It also tasted really good. Then my mom gave me NyQuil and I then realized that soon I would be totally knocked out. I laid on the floor with the puppy, along with my mom, my sister, and our other dog, Calypso. Soon, I became super loopy. I was on the floor "singing my own deranged version on Hush Little Baby," according to my sister. Of course, she took a video of me and said she will play it at my wedding when I am older. Not long after, I went upstairs and took the puppy with me. I was out cold in just a few minutes. When I woke up, I was tired and felt a little like a zombie. My mom let me go back to bed and I took a cat with me. He slept with me for another two hours until it was time for me to get up and start the day. I stayed at home most of the day playing with Argo and doing my homework. Then, my whole family went to go get ice cream at Dairy Queen. I came home and played with my puppy some more. Now you know about my super interesting, not to mention sick, weekend.
As many of you know, I just got a new puppy! We weren't suppose to get one, but, as I am told, my sister was crying because she had fallen in love with this dog. He is only 10 weeks old. He is all black and I believe he is a Lab. He might be a mix, but were not sure because we got him at a rescue center. I love playing with him, especially because he has so much energy. He likes to bite my feet, and at first it really tickled. Now it's started to be painful, so I usually pull him away. He still doesn't have a name, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments! Now, here is the moment you have all been waiting for... Pictures!!!!!
This is what he is doing as I am writing this blog. I'm trying my hardest not to wake him up. If you're wondering why he is in my shirt, I shall tell you. My mom took him outside to.... You know...... Do his business, and he was so cold he started shaking and shivering. Thats's when I put him in my shirt. He fell asleep there and hasn't left since.
This past Wednesday was V-show tryouts. Being the dancer I am, I was super excited to tryout. I'm doing a dance solo and I'm also doing a dance with my friend Jasmine. My solo is to the song Radioactive by the Imagine Dragons. I love it because it's so powerful, intense and emotional. I choreographed the entire dance by myself, which sounds much easier than it was. I have a costume picked out and I'm very excited! I'm also quite nervous for the show. Almost the whole school will be there and I don't want to mess up or forget my dance, which happened at tryouts. Luckily for me nobody noticed because I started improvising. For the dance that I'm doing with Jasmine, we created a mix of a bunch of different songs. Most of which are by Skrillex. I just want to say that choreographing to Skrillex was one of the hardest things that I have ever done. The music is all distorted and weird, but somehow we manged to choreograph the dance. We have picked out most of our outfit, but we still don't know what shirt we will wear. I'm nervous and excited, but I know that when I perform, my adrenaline will be pumping so hard that I won't have time to think. I will just dance and hope.