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