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|Saturday, April 21st, 2007|
|Tuesday, April 17th, 2007|
yesterday i got the biggest shock of my life.
i found out about the shootings at virignia tech in 4th period yesterday, cuz the dude sitting next to me was at cnn.com...but i thought it was the typical school shooting, where only a couple of people get shot...which is bad enough.
my 6th period teacher had heard about the shootings and, toward the end of the period, wanted to turn on the news to find out what was going on, so he did. imagine my surprise when i find out there's 22 people dead, and 28 more injured. not only that, but i found out it took place in one of the freshman dorms, west aj. i didn't think any of my freshman friends could have gotten hurt, but as the news went on i started to panic and feel slightly sick...like i wanted to puke. especially since i know a few people who live in the aj dorms, one of which is a good friend of mine, and couldn't remember at the time if they lived in east or west. (i found out they're in east). in that second i immediately began to pray for everyone i know up at tech. i was so anxious to get home and call people to find out if they were okay. what i found out is that everyone from the grafton area is ok, and thanked God they were safe. i don't know if i have ever been more scared for anything in my life.
in case anyone is wondering, (or if anyone still reads lj?) this tragedy has not changed my decision about attending tech. i still plan to head on up to blacksburg this fall.
i heard a lot of people say they don't want to go to tech anymore. i understand why they say this, but honestly i think it is ridiculous. this kind of thing could have happened at any university. just because it happened at tech doesn't mean it couldn't happen at other colleges in the future. i mean, look what happened in texas with the clock tower. chances are, no one thought something like that could happen again.
what also deeply saddens me is that now and forever, tech will have to live with this, in remembrance and with its title. tech, its students, and even its alumni will never be the same. every time someone says "virginia tech" thoughts of this event will immediately come to mind...this reputation won't ever leave the campus.
although i know all my friends are safe, that doesn't instantly ease all my anxiety. any of my friends could have been shot that day...my good friend heard gunfire at norris and was told to get away. that kind of thought makes my blood run cold and is what keeps me emotional and in shock about the whole thing. this tragedy has hit me harder than i expected, and i don't know how long it will be before i completely get over it. this is so awful...i honestly don't know what more i can say about it.
i know this journal entry seems emo and full of drama and whatnot...dramatic events call for dramatic blogs. Current Mood: shocked
|Monday, April 9th, 2007|
soooo, i visited colleges this week...and it looks as if i am heading to virginia polytechnic institute, aka virginia tech....and am psyched about it! :) actually, since i've been to colleges all this week i am NOT looking forward to wednesday...which, for me, is going back to high school (cuz wednesday i have my field trip to court...yippee). anyways...the unfortunate news for me is that i will probably have to choose between art and music majors :( and i have no clue what i'm gonna do. so pray for me...give me some feedback as to what you think i should do, just to see if i can get a general consensus (lol)...it would all be appreciated!! :) Current Mood: enthralled
|Thursday, March 15th, 2007|
life's been going alright. been driven crazy a time to two...or definitely more than that. plus, school has been mad crazy...i hafta turn a couple of big things in early next week cuz i'm going to NYC on the band trip next week! HOLLA! lol. alicia's been goin psycho on my stalker, which is actually quite funny to watch. she really is going to shank him one day...i don't doubt it LOL. so i'm still tryin to figure some stuff out, but in general life is goin pretty well with a lil bit o' crazy mixed in :) Current Mood: stressed
|Monday, February 19th, 2007|
so this weekend was actually pretty neato...we got a wii which i have been playing all weekend...plus i got shoes for prom and a new shirt from old navy today, so that's pretty sweet :) right now i'm workin on a job at ben franklin's so we'll just hafta see how that's going...
|Thursday, February 8th, 2007|
|dumped twice in four months. way to go.
turns out the wicker bench on my front porch is a great place to get dumped. who knew.
anyways, vince dumped me this afternoon. i heard he was supposed to do it on tuesday but chickened out. anyways...i want to hate him, but he's still so cool that i can't. i definitely don't understand 100% why he dumped me....he gave me reasons but i don't fully understand everything. so yeah i feel like life sux now, especially since it's less than a week before valentine's day. great. :'( Current Mood: emo
|Monday, February 5th, 2007|
i can't recap everything that has happened since the last time i blogged....cuz actually, i can't remember the last time i blogged. oh well.
this weekend i had district band. the late night time on thursday got cancelled, and friday was soooooo boring that i fell asleep when the director worked w/ another group. he was cool though...he is great bridge's hs band director so of course he was good lol. and by saturday, i was soooo ready for db to be OVER. blech. and the concert wasn't that great either, cuz first of all i didn't like the music that much. second, there was this one part in this one song that sounded like a lil music box cuz vibes and bells played. the vibes girl freakin' messed it up. ARGH. oh well though. it was worth it, but i'm glad it's over.
friday night i went out w/ vince & some friends & we went to the city center and went to this gelato place, which was pretty good. then the guys were gonna go in a nearby hotel and go up and down the elevators....but, that kinda died when the doors were locked. LOL. then vince did something reallllllly funny to me........but i can't tell you what it is. ask me in person. it's better that way. :) saturday, we went to see epic movie....which isn't that great. don't see it. lol.
surprisingly enough, i did watch the superbowl last night...i went to a superbowl par-tay w/ vince at this dude's house cuz it was his 18th b-day party too. which was actually pretty fun b/c i learned i am not the only one who was televisionally hindered as a child. plus, me and some of the other pplz there had this pokemon naming game, just to see how many we could come up with. it was great fun. actually, the whole thing was great fun cuz like there were 2 pplz rooting for the colts and everyone else was goin for the bears. well 'cept most of the girls. we were like '...whatever' LOL. so ya, last night was fun, vince was amazing (as usual) and good looking (also as usual). so what else is new? Current Mood: happy
|Wednesday, December 27th, 2006|
|christmas is over...
...and i got a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW CLARINET!! WOO HOO! lol. i also got some clothes, couple of cd's, sweetarts (of course), an mp3 player (but not an ipod), and a whole bunch of other stuff that was real neato. vince gave me sweetarts too (but i haven't eaten 'em yet...they look so pretty with the HAWT red bow LOL)...plus this REALLY
pretty bracelet :D (that boy makes me smile so much :D haha)
well, i'm up at my g-rents' (my mom's parents') house...kinda. i'm actually STAYING at my cousin's house, but it's NEAR my grandparents' house. we're coming back tomorrow but idk what time. AND, i haven't seen vince in...almost 36 hours. i think it's more like 34 hours and ten minutes right now. hmph. i miss him! :(
plus, he's supposed to call me in like five minutes or so. SWEETNESS!!
so how was everyone else's christmas? Current Mood: okay
|Thursday, December 21st, 2006|
|wow so i have...
...a couple of weeks to cover here....
alright, well me n vince went ice skating a couple of weekends ago (the weekend after the mall) which was pretty cool...sean and tiffany were there, which was fun...aand, then i got like 5 blisters which, as of now, STILL haven't all healed XP lol. and then last weekend he hung out with the fam on friday and then we went out to starbucks on saturday, where i saw aaron from tabb (aka chelsea's aaron (: LOL) and meagan moore, so that was pretty good. and, of course, vince is still as amazing as ever :D
aside from that, i had my band concert last tuesday, which went ok but not super-spectacular or anything. our in-school concert is tomorrow...we were supposed to play these 2 christmas tunes but we really wanted to play this other piece that, even though it has nothing to do with christmas, sounds a lot better than all our christmas pieces. so mr. k took a vote in class this morning and we decided to play our much cooler piece. so that makes me happy :)
also...i'm still kinda working on my application to tech. well, kinda but not really. see, i hafta write the essay part, but i haven't the slightest idea as to what i should write about. my mom says i should just write about me being a good student, working hard, blah blah blah BUT i learned in my english class that that subject isn't really original, so my essay would kinda be redundant. so, i should write about something different. sooo, i'm definitely up for ideas if anyone has any!! pleeez i need some!! kthx! :)
and that's all. :) Current Mood: content
|Saturday, December 9th, 2006|
|THE WEEKLY UPDAYTE:
'kay, so picking up from where i left off last week...
on saturday, i went to the mall with vince, which was really fun b/c thankfully he didn't make me pick any stores to browse through (i am so indecisive LOL) aand, we saw ashley n kayleigh at the mall and talked to them for a couple of minutes after getting this "colossial cookie" or whatever. but the number to call to leave a comment about their "great american cookies" was the WRONG ONE. so they suck. buuut, i got to see vince alllll week, and today we went out to lunch, except i didn't know what i wanted. so it probably took me like 20 minutes to figure it out. and then vince kept looking at me and it made like freak out and my face turned all red. i guess it was funny though, in an ironic sort of way. or maybe not. i don't know. anyways, and then i went christmas shopping for like 5 or 6 hours and then hit starbucks....which is ironic, considering i don't drink coffee. so i got hot choco-latte. mmmm. :) aaaaaaaaaaand...that's it so far. :) Current Mood: enthralled
|Saturday, December 2nd, 2006|
|guess who isn't single anymore?!?
that's right, as of wednesday i have a boyfriend named vince taylor! the only thing i can say about him is that...he's amazing. or incredible. or super-fantabulous. :)
so, besides vince asking me out on wednesday, wednesday was also the field trip to dc, which was pretty good although fairly depressing. so after the 3-4 hour drive there, we went to (not in order):the arlington cemetary and watch the changing of the guard for the tomb of the unknown soldier, (which was cool) holocaust museum (which i heard a couple of pplz got kicked out), a bunch of memorials (like the lincoln memorial, vietnam memorial, washington memorial, etc.), the archives, supreme court (where we all almost got kicked out LOL) and i think i'm forgetting something. oh well, if i remember i'll edit the entry. ANYWAYS...we went to union station for lunch. but since i was on bus #1
, the "special bus" (yea WHATEVER) we had 15-20 minutes to get lunch and scarf it down because we had to go pick up the tickets for the holocaust museum. 2 words: not. fun. anyways...so my ex-stalker was on my bus, and i have this feeling the only reason he was was b/c of me...hm. oh well, who knows?...so this morning, i had SAT's, which i think stands for Stupid A-hole Test. cuz i hate it so much. i think i did ok, but not anything spectacular. we shall just have to see, though...in 2 weeks. and then last night, i went to vince's house, but because the car i drove had my aunt's stuff in it, my mom had to come and get it. which was rather..."awkward"...to say the least. :P but bein' with vince is always wonderful :)
so yeah. that's pretty much the latest on me. PEACE.
|Monday, November 6th, 2006|
|MARCHING SEASON IS OVER!! :'(
mmkay, so i have a looong time to update on...
the homecoming game was NOT fun. cold + rainy + rainisbadforinstruments=NOT FUN!!!the DANCE was fun...i went with ruth, and hung w/ her the entire time cuz she didn't have anyone else to hang out with. but no boys asked me to dance, so that was kinda depressing.
and this past saturday, (at our last competition! *sniffle*) WE WON GRAND CHAMPION!! WOOOOOOOT! i cried. sriously, i did. i miss marching band already! :( what made it GC even better, though, was that we were up against the band director from tallwood, cuz he works at westfield now. and since we beat robinson secondary a few weeks earlier, we heard news that mr. tallwood-band-director told another band director that next time we came up against a northern viginia band (iow, westfield) we wouldn't be so lucky as to beat them. well guess what. WE DID! HAH!
oh yeah. and i'm becoming friends w/ my ex-stalker. except, squishy took me home today, and i think he lives in a neighboring housing development or w/e...anyways...and he turned into york meadows, but then turned right out. i was like '...wth?' lol so that weirded me out a lil. but dooooood, i like this guy at school...and i think he likes me, but i'm not sure, but still, it's exciting lol :) i'll just hafta wait to see what happens... ;).... Current Mood: giddy
|Tuesday, October 17th, 2006|
alrightee, so here's how life's going...
last wednesday, mike broke up with me for stupid reasons.
i found a $10 bill on the floor on thursday.
senior night sucked, cuz they did it all wrong. >:o
we won our game against york on friday...sweeeet.
saturday, we had a band competition and lost by .2!!!!!
after the competition, i went to liberty w/ my sister.
we went to see cars, but accidentally ended up seeing accepted.
nothing really happened on sunday.
yesterday, me & ashley emami hung out.
we went to wally world to buy t-shirts so we could design them.
'cept the first time they were too small. so we had to go back & return them.
then we talked about boys and how much they suck.
anyways...so ashley stayed at my house 'til like, 9:30.
and today, band practice was cancelled. :)
but that means we'll have it on thursday. :(
today i went to the peninsula fine arts center (aka pfac) for an art class field trip
we went to taco bell/kfc for lunch, but i had taco bell. P=
then we came back and i started talking to nick again.
so yeah....ummmmm, that's pretty much it. Current Mood: satisfied
|Sunday, October 8th, 2006|
today was me n mikes 15 month.
we went to see open season...cute movie.
we pulled out of the competition.
kempsville had the worst of rain yesterday, so i was told, and i believe were expecting more later today, so it might have ended up being an indoor standstill anyways.
plus tallwood had pulled out too.
that = no point in going.
me n the fam went to the mall tonight...t'was nice.
steven n matt called me tonight b/c they are LOSERS AND HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN GO DOWN STEVEN'S CELL PHONE'S CONTACT LIST. hehe. :) t'was a nice conversation though.
me n my mom (n maybe alicia) are goin' to ulta tomorrow...t'will be fun (i love that store :)!!!!)
so yea. Current Mood: okay
|Friday, October 6th, 2006|
okokok....so my senior recognition night is going to SUCK. here's why:
1. STUPID PEOPLE made it "rising clipper night"...iow, the 8th graders come that night. SUCKTACULAR.
2. the 6:00 news is gonna be covering our game or w/e that night, so we can't do anything cool...like, guard can't dress up like superheroes and i don't think the marching band seniors get to go w/out our hat n jacket.
3. STUPID PEOPLE made it "rising clipper night"...8th graders are lower than freshmen.
ANYWAYS...so, here's the deal on the competition saturday night:
the monarch competition got moved from out on the field to inside the gym. if you thought wow, that sucks!
then you can figure why mr. k pulled us out (the ironic thing is, half the bands going to that competition pulled out too, so the entire competition got cancelled lol) so he put us IN a competition at va beach (kempsville), which means we will be going against TALLWOOD.....eeeeeeew. (i think princess anne might be there too, but i'm not sure.) WE WILL KILL THEM, MWAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!
anyways, so if it gets too rainy, we'll just have a standstill, which will totally suck. but oh well, there's not a whole lot we can do....supposedly, there is a chance that the competition will be cancelled, but i think mr. k will ONLY do that as a last resort. so ya. that's the latest.
ps~ the people who made "rising clipper night" on senior night are stupid. the end. >:o Current Mood: pissed off
|Tuesday, September 12th, 2006|
|first week of school...
well, the first week of school (that is, five school days) was...actually over yesterday, so i'm a lil behind. first period is english, and that class looks ok...i like my teacher but i don't have any friends in that class. second period is government, and that class looks ok...the whole subject of government doesn't really thrill me, but i hafta take the classta graduate, so what can i do. i don't really have any of my close friends in that class, but maybe that'll change in the school year. my third period class is math, which isn't so bad. my teacher has some rules that give me flashbacks of elementary school (actually, i don't ever think i had hand signals in elemetary school), and there's a girl in my class that kinda annoys me, cuz she's a lil "out of things", if you will. fourth period is my graphic arts class, which is usually pretty fun, and (i actually have friends in that class *GASP*) i've made a new friend and a new acquaintence. i hope it'll only get more as the year goes on. :) anyways...fifth period i have art, and i sit next to squishy...but i always feel depressed in that class :\ sixth period is atmospheric science, which i have WITH SABRINA, so that rox my sox off. plus my teacher is like freakishly awesome. seventh period is band, which i actually have some friends in this year as well, so that's nice. and yea, that's pretty much my schedule.
marching band is going pretty well so far. practices now are going pretty well, and our first performance was on friday. uniforms came in!! OMGOMGOMG THEY ARE SO COOL!!! AAAAAAAND...i was the first person to try them on (cuz i had court to get my liscence. hehe.) so ya, that was purty cool. :) Current Mood: okay
|Sunday, August 27th, 2006|
|BAND CAMP, the summary part V
BAND CAMP:TWO DAYS PAST DAY 10
well, we had another drill down on the last day of band camp...i got in the top 5 but then i got out :( but the parent show went realllly well...i think anyways. and plus, this year's show is gonna be sooooooooooo cool. can you believe we have our first game next friday?!? (...or is it saturday? hmmmm...) anyways...so yeah. it was reallly hot that day...hotter than usual. and that sucked. plus we didn't get a dinner break. but still... oh well.
welps, that's it for me...and for band camp. :) Current Mood: accomplished
|Thursday, August 24th, 2006|
|BAND CAMP, the summary part IV
BAND CAMP:DAY 9
once again, technically it's more of day 8 since i haven't gone to band camp yet today.
well, unfortunately, this will be my very last band camp summary. not only is sabrina spending the night tonight so i can't update tomorrow, but this is my senior year of band camp!! :( but anyways...tonight should be fun anyways. so yesterday...camp was ok, but not particularly great. i tried to put all effort into it yesterday, but idk i think i was reallllly tired. but, here's some good news...i looked at the bottom of my bc shoes last night, and the heels are worn! yay! lol. (for you non-band members, that means i'm rolling my feet.) and today is the last full day of band camp, woot! and tomorrow is the parent show, and we get off at 7:30. i'm just like...yessss! so...yeah. but i need to get offline now, so...i will just have to give the final update whenever!TUNE IN NEXT TIME FOR THE FINAL BAND CAMP SUMMARY:PART V Current Mood: blah
|Thursday, August 17th, 2006|
|BAND CAMP, the summary part II
BAND CAMP: DAY 4
well, after spending pretty much the entire day outside, i can officially march and play the first movement of our show, and play the second movement (we haven't set mvmnt 2's drill). i've been hearing about all these cool effects w/ guard and stuff we're gonna have, and i FREAKING KNOW this show's is gonna be da bomb. anyways...mike brought me taco bell today! woohoo! :) t'was lov-ell-lee. that was def the highlight of my day.....and second would be getting to be late to sectionals for 5 minutes b/c clarinets ROCK BAND CAMP! lol. but duuuuuude... i got sooooo burned today. well, not terribly burned, but i'm def red...like, not tomato, more like....a tan pink tomato. haha. oh yeah, and...OMIGOSH.
tomorrow, we have another drill down!! sah-weet. i hope i'll do well...and NOT get out b/c he doesn't complete his command... but we shall see, shan't we? Current Mood: tired
|Monday, August 7th, 2006|
so, mike has left me for a week, so i sit here w/ nothing to do until later when hopefully steven will call me or something so i know what we're doing for capture the flag, and if that doesn't happen, then i have nothing to do 'til YEC.BUT....TODAY IS ME AND MIKE'S ONE YEAR & ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY!!
and i think i might have emma over one night. t'would be fun.
OH YEAH! OMGOMGOMG....friday night i went w/ maria to petsmart and played w/ the adoption kitties!! they are soooooooooooooooooooooooo cute...especially muffin. muffin muffin muffin!! lol. well, actually i helped clean....like, practically nothing. but at least i didn't throw my kitties on the floor and lose them under the cages constantly.
lolz. Current Mood: ecstatic