Thursday, March 5, 2009

25 Random Things

Okay, so, Corrie says I need to update so here's something thats going around on Facebook.

1. I have 5 brothers and sisters. :) they are awesome
2. I have two beautiful nieces. I dont let them call me aunt. If i did, I would be "Auntie Em". Can you see the yellow brick road?
3. I love "Friends, House, The Unit, Lost, One Tree Hill, American Idol, and the Office"
4. I have been to England, France, Canada, Australia, Hawaii, and a bunch of other states
5. I attend the University of Cincinnati. I am studying to be a teacher
6. I was reading Twilight before it was cool. People called me stupid for reading them, then about a year and half later asked me to borrow them.
7. When Harry Potter's last movie comes out in 2011, my entire childhood would've had Harry Potter. from the third or fourth grade (i was about... 8?) until i'm almost 21. what.
8. I love the rain. LOVE IT.
9. I have a great relationship with my parents <3
10. I hate daylight savings time. seriously, what is the point anymore??
11. I have a "harsh" view of politics. i like to voice my opinion, but sometimes i really should just keep my mouth shut.
12. If Tatiana get into the Top 12 of American Idol tonight, I am going to quit watching the show. I thought Simon Cowell had more sense.
13. Chandler is my favorite "Friend".
14. I got to vote this past election. sure, "historic". whatever.
15. I love Icees. anytime, any weather, anywhere
16. I love hanging out at Corrie's house and at Andrew's house. They are amazing.
17. I love going to plays. I still like going to FHS's productions.
18. I really love musicals though
19. I am really short.
20. I have a collection of DVDs. Most of them i bought at Target for $5
21. I love Target
22. right now, i am really hungry
23. I love Wii Fit. But working out at the YMCA is good too.
24. I have beaten the Zelda game on the ORIGINAL nintendo and on GameBoy
25. I am easily distracted. writing 25 things was really hard to do.

All right, there's the update. :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Okay, so... I like going to movies, right? And... i like reading. So, when i see a preview for a movie, i like to go out and buy the book before i see the movie. So, my friend and i saw, Twilight, i think... not sure. But we saw the preview for "He's Just Not That Into You". It looked really funny and awesome, so, after the movie, we go to the bookstore. I go up to the counter and i asked the guy there (maybe.. late 20s early 30s) where i could find the book. He looked at me and my friend sorta funny, but said okay. I thought he would take me to the fiction section... no. he took me to the...

Self-Help Book Section.

What. The. Heck.

So, he looked at us again funny but left us with the book in hand. We were sorta confused, we looked at the cover (it had the movie cover) and we bought it without really looking at it.
So ... we look at it in the car.

It's an advice book.

But it's so freaking hilarious! We read some of it, some of it didnt... apply to us teenagers. know what i mean?

anyway... so, i own one self-help book. it's called "He's Just Not that Into You". and no, it doesn't really mean anything to the movie. so, if you are looking to read the book before you see the movie, dont ask the guy at the bookstore. he might just offer you a chocolate with your purchase.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Well, I did this for 2007, so i thought i would for 2008.

Memories of 2008:
I still have my job at Hallmark.
I graduated from high school and now attend UC
I havent gotten a ticket or anything (driving)
I am an adult.
I am planning a study abroad trip
I am writing a short novel whatever thing. (see one tree hill)
I have made amends, new friends, and have tried to keep in touch with high school friends

Everyone told me its hard to keep in touch.. i didnt believe them. now i do. its really hard when one of your best friends lives in north carolina.

More Memories:
I got to vote! -- with the results i was .. upset? i think thats as far as i can go on this blog.
I made the dean's list my first quarter at UC.
I kept my 2008 resolution for most of the year.

happy new year!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas survey thing

1. Eggnog or Hot Chocolate? I love both but if i had to pick, i'd pick hot chocolate.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or sit them under the tree? Wrap. It's the kind of surprise i like.

3. Colored or white lights on tree and house? Depends on the house.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Nope.

5. When do you put your decorations up? usually the first or second week of december. never before that. that's crazy.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? mashed potatoes and gravy and roast. yum.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I guess "believing" in santa claus.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
when i was younger, i saw my parents putting them under the tree. i had snuck down in the middle of the night

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
we used to, when we would get lots of presents, but since getting older and the value or expense gets higher, we get less. so, i dont open one on the eve anymore.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
popcorn, ornaments, lights

11. Snow, Love it or Dread it? Love it, if i dont have to drive in it! getting out of university classes is harder than high school.

12. Can you ice skate? not really. but i like trying!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? hm...i love everything really.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? being with family

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
hm... mom's cookies. or pumpkin pie!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? opening presents in the morning with the family. or going to "festival of lights" every year.

17. What tops your tree? a topper. its not an angel or star. just a pretty topper.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? i love giving. but i love getting presents too.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? "Oh Holy Night". (religious wise) i like a lot of the fun ones too.

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? Yum.. but they have to be the originals (peppermint). otherwise, they are so gross. who thought of bubblegum or blueberry flavored candy canes? sick.

21. Who are you tagging? Anyone

Monday, December 1, 2008


I copied this from one of my sister's friends. thought it would be cool... here we go. The things I've done are in purple.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to was Eurodisney in Paris. does that count?
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept overnight on a train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when your're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden a gondola in Switzerland
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagra Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen Amish country
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an France. it was terrible. the ride was prety cool, and i wouldve thought "wow, cool" if i wasnt in dire pain.
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris...we would've but the very top was closed due to winds. but im counting this anyway.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in movie
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous... i think he was a tennis star. cant remember. i guess i can count it :)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. One cavity or less

Friday, November 28, 2008

the bashing must end

Twilight Review. Spoliers Ahead. Don't read if your gonna see the movie and dont wanna know what the changed or whatever or if your gonna read the book. don't blame me if you get something ruined for you know. you've been warned.

My rating: 9.5/10 --

Okay, I am sick of everyone saying the movie sucked. Look at it from another perspective. I must admit, I saw it for the first time and came out thinking: "They just did an okay job with one my favorite books". But when i saw it the second time, i enjoyed it much more. the first time, a sincere lover of the books probably critized, could see flaws in every scene. i did. but, what if there was someone if the audience that had never heard of the book. *gasp* yes, there are people like that. my friend saw the movie, and loved it. deal with it. the movie is made, and you cant change it. a geniune lover could see that some may love it some may not but you gotta deal with it either way.
robert and kristen have AMAZING chemistry. the connection is deep and real.
kristen did an amazing job. she acted very much like the bella we have come to know. she is constantly tripping, slipping, and stuttering. she is in the presence of the most gorgeous man on earth, who wouldnt be like this? robert was amazing. not exactly who i imagined, but he's pretty darn close. so hot. :)
no movie can portray what everyone saw. maybe this movie is EXACTLY what someone saw. stephenie meyer had some creative control, she knew what was happening. so, if you hate the movie, blame her too, not just the director.
overall, i thought twilight the movie was amazing. it was well acted, and incredible. it may not have flowed like we wanted, or had something change that shouldnt have been. enjoy the movie for what it is: entertainment.
if you dont like the movie, save your money, and buy the collector's edition of twilight. i'll do both.

and again: i wasnt a HUGE fan of the movie the first time. i had to go a second time to completely fall in love with twilight all over again.

Monday, October 20, 2008

midterms are almost over...

Here are the rules:


1.Link to the person who tagged you

2.Mention the rules on your blog

3.Tell 6 unspectacular quirks about you

4.Tag 6 following bloggers by linking to them

5.Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger's blogs letting them know they've been tagged.

My sister Corrie tagged me. and because i'm a bored (insert sarcasm) college student, i thought i would fill this out, since im done with most of my midterms.

Let's see,

1. I am, like corrie, OCD. I think everyone in my family is to some degree. I have recently gotten into the habit of KEEPING my room clean. I cannot go to bed unless it's decent. i dont care about my closet though. i like keeping things organized, though sometimes i fail. :)

2. Like corrie (do you see a pattern?), i don't really like potlucks. i am much more aware that i am a bit of a germaphobe. (spelling, i know). i dont know where the hands have been. just, ew. i love eating what my family has to offer though! (no offense.. just a preference).

3. I like/have to eat something in even numbers. yes, even numbers. i take 6 grapes, not 5. i can eat them one at a time, but i have to eat things in even numbers. i think that is just plain sad. but its my quirk, and i will love it.

4. i have to read even a page of a book before i go to bed. no matter what time it is, or what book it is, i have to read a little bit. i cannot fall asleep. i dont knwo why, but reading is so relaxing, it helps me sleep.

5. i have to be the leader. its a bossy thing. i like to boss people around, and i dont have a problem doing it. i like having the last say. maybe this is why i want to be a teacher. getting paid to boss kids around. :)

6. i am an impluse buyer. even though i hate to shop. i once bought an expensive purse, one because i wanted it to for long, and two because i needed a good cheering up. i finally broke down and bought it. ive learned that i earned that money, and while i need to save, there's no problem with a little bit of indulgence. :)

okay; tags.
well, everyone i know has already done this, so i think im off the hook.