Monday, March 28, 2011

The Eleven O'Clock Post

As the reality of the rest of the week sets in, I find myself staying up late with homework. Again. And I have been working very hard on it this week too.

I crammed on Sunday, just as much as I could. A Logic presentation was just around the corner, and although I’d love to say I breezed through it without a problem...I just, well, didn’t. And I “Um”ed, which is a big no-no. I couldn’t help it though! I didn’t have a paper written out and I was only using notes (thanks to procrastination, I presented today [Monday] and I found all my info Sunday night. So lovely.) But it was ok. Just waiting for the grade now. Its going to be an eighty-something. I know it.

Last weekend we drove down to Austin to see [my favorite, and only] great-great aunt. She’s the funniest thing ever! And, did I mention that we have the same birthday? How cool is that?! But anyways, we (my mom, sister, grandma, and I) drove down to Austin [4 hours] and back to Waco [2 hours] on Friday, and then drove back to my house [2 hours] on a Saturday morning. But first, I had a piano practice for a contest that is *gasp* this coming Saturday.

Of course, I don’t need to worry that it is only five days away and I don’t have half of it memorized yet. There’s only seven pages and I only need to memorize five of them in five days. Its not that hard. *cough* Its only a page a day. Hehe…...
*Confession*
I didn’t practice at all today. [And I wonder why I’m not prepared]
I love Beethoven, so it would only make sense that he hates me.

Oh! Guess what!! I lost my Dante book and my class is tomorrow and I haven’t done my assignment! Yay!! I will once again be singing “Oh where of where has my dante book gone” to the tune of the song about the dog with a tail that got cut long.

Now my mother is telling me that I must go to bed, so I suppose I will.

G’night Folks,
Elisabeth

Monday, March 21, 2011

It being so early, I cannnot come up with any sort of title. Sorry.

Its official:

I cannot keep up with the commitment to write on here every single day.

So I have resigned to only writing every other day, or maybe just 3-4 times a week. I'll probably never ever do one of weekends though because those are my jam-all-the-homework-I-should-have-done-last-week-all-into-two-days days

In all seriousness, I could really do with a 3 day weekend. Or maybe even 4 day weekend, just so I could fit everything in. My schedule is so nuts that I can hardly fit everything in, even without homework in the picture. But if you add in large quantities of Omnibus reading, ridiculous amounts of science, and the fact that I have still not written my presentation for Logic (We are now presenting them in class. Oh dear. [insert freaking out/hysterics here]

This weekend, I was supposed to get two weeks worth of science done, re-write a paper, write my logic presentation, and catch up on reading for English. The reality? I procrastinated and did only two days worth of work done for science, even though I was capable of more.

I must learn not to procrastinate.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cooking (or is it baking...?) Excursion

Ok. Just so you know, I do not really cook, or bake, anything from scratch. I don't even do box packages. I think I probably could if I tried and I really wanted to, but usually I don't really feel like baking.

But this week, I had to, for Omnibus. I did Austin's pound cake, and it actually came out better than I thought it would (Its also berry yummy ^^). Anyway, I made a huge mess, and I thought that y'all might want to see a video of my less-than-perfect counter top and the yummy cake. And me with a somewhat freaked-out look of I-do-not-know-exactly-what-I-am-doing. Oh yes. Mr. Nixon told us that if we wanted to get a 100% we would have to bake it all. by. ourselves. So I did. Yay me!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Giveaway!!

Hey everyone!
Its me! Elisabeth, here to tell you about an awesome giveaway. Its very cool. The prizes are bee-you-ti-ful. You should make an entry. Its very easy! Just click the little link below. It will make you happy, I promise!! 

The Dressing Room Door: Style Giveaway!

Fashion Blog!

I've started blogging with a few of my friends for VPSA. They are so much fun! Not to mention cute. And their eyes for fashion? Amazing!! And there are a lot of us too! So you need to check out our blog. Tell your friends! Subscribe! Its so cute!

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm Back!

Hi there!

I know I didn’t post for like two days. I’m sorry you are so dependent upon my blogging. I’d suggest you go see a counselor so you can talk about your feelings and how addicted you are to my blog. Just Kidding! But I do owe you an apology for not posting when I said I would. But can I give you some excuses first? I love excuses!

I was “On Vacation.”
I had Stone Age internet connection. 
I wanted you to practice Delayed Gratification. I promise it will build your character.

I think those are all legit reasons, right? Right-o.

So where was I on vacation to? Brownwood Lake, Texas. It was dry. And muddy. And TONS of fun. The lake was all dried up leaving the river bottom exposed. You have no idea the types of shells there are at the bottom of the lake. And how muddy you get trying to get to said shells. My friend and I were covered up to our knees in mud. It dried, leaving us looking a bit like homeless elephants. Our legs were gray, wrinkly, and just generally icky. But that was ok! It was worth it!

No, it isn't a statue.
A Puppy that came to spend the night with us. Named her Gypsy.
A dock that should be floating. The water-line was about 10 feet away from it
This would normally be covered in water.
See Our Muddy Footprints?


Guess what else we did! We went to Dublin, Texas. What is the significance of Dublin? It contains the first Doctor Pepper factory, where it is all made from pure cane sugar, without that corn syrup stuff. It is ESPECIALLY yummy. Mmmmm….We bought like 2 cases of it and had more than three DPs every day. The life of a DP addict. But anyway, I got some cool pictures. I’ll post them here.
Lots of Doctor Pepper
The machine that fills and caps the bottles
The machine that cleans the bottles

So yes. I've had loads of fun, and I am going back. And my friend and I are going to go fishing and ride jet skis. And drink lots of DP.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Babbling and Tiredness

Hello,

Yes, I missed a day. But Wednesdays are hard, so I might periodically do that. I would have missed today, except I remembered, but please forgive me if this post rambles on and on without any particular purpose. I’m extremely tired and I’ve been babbling like I do when I’ve stayed up all night at a “sleep” over. Strange how babbling works. It like never stops and people get tired of it, but the babbler can’t quit because it is too hard or something like that. I don’t know. I confused myself. Do you ever do that? Like, confuse yourself? I do. I just did. I cannot remember what I was talking about. Was it school? I have a lot of school. I have a bibliography due for Logic sometime. I do not know when. I think my mother told me. I hope it wasn’t yesterday. I still have to make a visual too. Its not working. And Mr. Dennis said that I need to be careful to guard my bedroom because I am reporting on the Illuminati and the Free Masons conspiracy theory. I don’t have a lock on my bedroom door. I hope they won’t take revenge. I don’t think I could handle revenge just now. I am too tired to revenge myself. Or is it avenge? I told you I was sleepy. But what if they hunt me down? I’m already being hunted down by flying monkey’s because I took a music stand out of a room that said, “Do not remove music stands.” It also said something about flying monkeys. I do not remember what exactly. I think it said that they will haunt me. Does that mean I will dream of flying monkeys? I do not dream of flying monkeys. I dream of sheep with numbers. I think I could fall asleep even without counting sheep right now. But then I might have nightmares about knives and death because the Illuminati are going to track me down.
Did I mention I hate early mornings? I got up really early this morning. Before 5 am. That is too early. And I hardly sat down at all today. And I bounced on the school bus. The school bus forgot to come and pick us up again! They did that two years ago, but I thought that they would get their heads on straight and screwed on tight. I suppose not. It took them an hour to drive from Fort Worth to Dallas. And then they missed the turn and got lost. And so it was not a good outreach chorus day. Of course, it always drains me, but I do not want to go back tomorrow, but I have to because I am going with my friend Claire and I do not want to leave her with the scary altos. Especially Clayton. But he gave me an Oreo, so I think he’s okay for right now. He licked my hair last year because he was bored. Adam freaked out and I noticed. But he was like across the isle from me, so he was looking behind me. And he saw Clayton lick my hair. But I washed it super well that night so I am okay now. I didn’t flip out half as much as my friends. I forget how I get from confusing myself to confusing myself again. I cannot remember. I think I need to duct tape my mouth before you become so disturbed that you hate me for the rest of my life. I promise I am not an evil munster. I like cookie monster. RIP Cookie Monster. You will live in my heart even though I never watched Sesame Street. But the Veggie monster can never replace you.

Goodnight everyone!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blogging Every Day

So, since I am blogging every day, I need to make a blog post. Please don't hurt me if it is so incredibly boring that you fall asleep. So, please forgive me before hand.

So, what is new about my life...hmm...I don’t really know. Let me think.

Oh! I know!

  • My huge pile of junk has gotten smaller...and more spread out. Amazing how bribery works :P My mom told me I can go hang out with my friend this weekend all by myself for 3 days. ^^ I am very very excited, but I have to clean my room or else I don’t get to go.
  • It is hard to fit jeans over a knee brace. Just saying.
  • I am speed reading Eragon with a notebook and a pencil. I will try to post my critique on it this week or the next. I love being able to get deeply philosophical!
  • There are tons of movies coming out that I want to go see with my worldview glasses on. I am like so excited for the movies to come out! I want to see: Beastly, Unknown, King's Speech, Source Code, Soul Surfer, Thor, and The Tree of Life. I'm really excited to ponder their ideas of right and wrong and their moral standards. Its exciting!!I've included the trailers so you can watch them. Some of them have warnings though, so you might want to ask your parents first. Don't want to get me in trouble, now, do you?
Well, I can't think of anything else to write. Bye bye :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Can You Believe It?

I was going to post everyday. Go ahead. Laugh at me because you know that I will never EVER be able to do that. Now for the excuses....Because I cannot possible type them all, feel free to check out my little Venting post.

But yes, I've been a very, very bad blogger already. Bad me. Shame shame!!

But I will try to do better. Not sure how well I will do, but its a start. Hold me to it!

LIL BLURBS (I am really really bad at these)

  • I may be going college cruising with one of my best friends this weekend. Ok, so we are Fishies, but that's ok. We strive to impress people early!
  • I really need to practice the piano. I miss it terribly when I don't. Maybe eventually I will post a video and you can [attempt to] count all the times I go off on improvising tirades...or put Beethoven to a swing beat, or play Disney. *Happy Sigh* I love music.
  • I've had a busy choir weekend, and this week will be no different. I have choir on Monday night, Wednesday night, and this week, I have it on Thursday and Friday. I have a solo, and if I don't die from over-exposure to little elementary school kids, I will eventually come back. With my head in a paper bag. And that is a big maybe ;-)
  • I hurt my knee being clumsy and falling down the stairs. That's one. And then I whacked it on the banister when I was going up the stairs. I think you can tell that me and stairs don't mix. Especially when I am tired, and especially when I am clumsy.
  • Hmmm...what else should I say? Oh! I am NOT going to do the 30 day challenge because I will fale. A big pic fale too. Plus, I'd have to ok all the pictures with my daddy, and that will take work. Yes, I am lazy. Yes, I am a procrastinator. No, I am not working on it. Well, a little bit, I guess, if you call cramming for a science test and a quiz and a presentation late last night and early this morning working on not procrastinating. You don't? I think I agree with you there.
  • My Skype has been abandoned as I am [still] grounded from it. No, I am not ignoring you. I am just a berry naughty girl.
  • This is my longest blurb post yet, and prolly the most interesting at that.
  • I am going to be an evil, harsh critic and review *cough cough* The Inheritance Cycle. So if you haven't read them, please do, because (1) they are awesome books and (2) I don't want to spoil anything for you. No, watching the movie does not count. It was horrible. I hated it. It was awful. I loathed it. I was absolutely nothing like the books. I abhorred it. I extremely dislike it. I disown it as a movie. I think its apparent that it was a bad movie. Maybe I should critique the movie. That would be much more better because I could come up with a HUMONGOUS list of things I hated about it. But no, that would involve having to rent said awful movie from Netflix and I refuse to waste money [and time] on that...that...thing. I am done griping. :) Be happy. 
  • I need to go eat yummy potato soup now. Ooooh it smells so good. Its like really really good. And you may be jealous now. I can just see your mouth watering (that is, if you aren't one of those extremely crazy people who dislikes potatoes. What kind of American are you?? I offended you? I sowwy. Am I really? No, probably not. *TEEHEE*)
  • So bye bye people!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'm Entering Annie's Photography Contest!

I've wanted to enter one for a long time, but I never have the guts to. But I've got guts now, so I'm going to.

Happiness is: 

Laughing with your best friend

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!

Ok. So Emilyann is having an awesome giveaway and I really want to win. I get another entry if you follow her blog (SO DO IT!!! please ^^) Its really pretty, so follow follow follow!!

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Venting

So...

Yes, I have been gone. Any recent posts have been very short and boring. I know, I know. But do you have any idea how busy I have been? Here's a little idea: You know how teachers always assign really big assignments at the same time and at the same time you have a very busy schedule with extracurricular activities? Is that me? Oh, yes. I am there now.

Now to my schedule briefing! Yah!....not.

Today I have:
  • Latin
  • Science
  • More Science
  • Still More Science
  • Logic
  • Omnibus (I am supposed to be leaving for choir at the same time Omnibus starts)
  • Latin Study Session (This happens during my choir rehearsal)
  • Even More Science
  • Omnibus Reading
  • Studying Latin
That is just today. *Yawn* I am tired already. I am also thinking that I wil not be going to choir tonight. I NEED to go to these classes. Need to very much....and I need to watch some Latin class archives before Saturday so I can get those translations down pat.

By the end of this week, I must have two papers written and be starting on a third. Two of those need visual aids. I also have a Latin Test and a Science Test due on Saturday. Did I mention I have a really long choir rehearsal on Saturday too? And a performance on Sunday? And homework?
Not to mention my room....*Shivers* It is clean, except for the knee-deep, four-feet across pile of stuff on my floor. Lots of stuff...Paper, clothes, sheets, books, swimming equipment, shoes, beads, pillows, stuffed animals...Cleaning that up is going to be lots of fun! . . .

So I am guessing that you are tired of hearing me vent. I'm tired of hearing me vent too. Usually its my journal that is tired of hearing me vent, but as I have recently tragically misplaced it (my guess is that it is at the very bottom of that pile) I must vent to someone. And that someone happens to be you :) You're welcome. You ask why? Because you are my friend, and because my mother will hang me upside down by my toenails if she hears another word about my overly, jam-packed schedule. So you're welcome (=

BUT REALLY!!! My schedule needs major thinning...like my bookshelves.

And don't even get me started on this summer!!! I am excited about the EOTYG and seeing my awesomely wonderful classmates, but do you know what I get to do when I get home?
OMNIBUS (Oh joy)
Don't get me wrong! I LOVE Omnibus! And I get Mrs. Hensley, who, btw, is nearly as awesome as Mr. Etter. And Mr. Etter is supercalifragelisticexpialidocious (And, yes, I did spell that all by myself. Be amazed) which makes Mrs. Hensley epic.
But do you know what else I get that I am not so thrilled about? TWO Omnibus classes. At the same time. Back-to-back. For six weeks. It was Mrs. Hensley's idea.
That is the equvalent to stuffing an entire almost-500 page textbook into my head in six weeks, complete with papers and exams. YIKES! And, they are three hours long. Back-to-back. Do you know what that means people? That is six hours of un-interrupted computer time, four times a week, every week, for six weeks. Fun!!!

But, in case you were wondering, I DO have positive things in my life:
  • My Friends
  • My Email, Buzz, and Skype
  • Sleeping and a comfy pillow :)
  • My lovely laptop (I need a name for it. I am thinking of naming it Maia. What do you think?)
  • A camera
  • My Picnik account
  • Last, but not least Chocolate  
So my life is *cough* happy and good! I hope your schedule is not as crazy and hectic as mine. But if it is, I feel your pain, and you may feel free to vent to me. After all, its the least I can do after venting to you for weeks and weeks.
I need a vacation.
I wonder if my teachers could magically develop selective amnesia and forget about all previous, present, and future assignments. I should look into that....

I think it is apparent that I need sleep. And since I need sleep, I should shut up and go sleep. And do Logic. And Latin. And Science. And Math. ....

-Elisabeth <3