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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
9:14 pm
Holidays
Hello all... so sorry I've been away for the past 2 months but I've been busy with holiday traveling and final exams, looking at colleges and other "blah" activities. I was going to post on christmas eve for my 1-year LJ anniversary but my internet connection was down!

Merry belated Christmas and Happy New Year!

Current Mood: busy
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007
10:28 pm
Even I knew this was a rip-off...
So a few days ago my mum & I went to a music store in town to do a little viola shopping; the day before we got a call from the same store and they told us there was 1 viola in stock, so I was thinking /ok that's fine/

I sort of assumed it would be new or "lightly used" but the thing looked like someone buffed it with sandpaper!

Ok not only did it *look* awful but when I asked the year on it, the manager said '73! When I tried it out all the strings were really sharp or maybe just plain screwed up... The one I have now is `02 so my choice is between the scraped-up, screechy wooden dinosaur or my slightly too-small-but-only-made-5-years-ago version with a few chips & a screwy D string but still plays pretty good...I'll keep the latter thankyouverymuch.

Oh yeah, did I mention the store wanted $800 for the scrap wood?

Current Mood: indifferent
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
10:48 pm
Scary Stuff
Okay, today I decided a few things scare me. Here they are:

1) Britney Spears behind the wheel of a car

2) Bugs that climb into your ears while you sleep

3) Movies that take place in an alternate universe where Santa Clause is real
(seriously, WTH?)

4) George Lopez's....suggestive lines in his show (ew)

5) Kelly Ripa

6) Those '24' skits on MADtv

Woah, that was really random. My day went by really fast; I went to the stables for a few hours of riding, went to Old Navy, bought 2 shirts, 1 pair of jeans and pajama pants, watched 23 minutes of "Mean Girls", ate a chicken sandwich, went to IMdB to complain about how terrible "Chuck" and that caveman show are and then wrote this. Great.

Current Mood: uncomfortable
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
10:02 pm
Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween everyone!




I love Halloween...the candy, the parties, the episode of 'Friends' where Chandler & Monica have a costume party and Chandler's goes as a rabbit...good times.

Last week I had a Halloween party, here's some pictures of my decorations and stuff.




Here's the cupcakes I baked (they're supposed to be mummies)




My Brother's "Stabbing Victim" Jack-o-Lantern




And here's a tree on my property that my friends and I hung glow-sticks from when I took everyone on a night walk




Here's a quiz
What Your Halloween Habits Say About You

You are an outgoing person who's a bit of a showoff. It's likely that you dress up for Halloween every year.

You definitely think of yourself as someone who has a dark side. And part of having that dark side means not showing it.

Your inner child is creative, patient, and whimsical.

You fear those closest to you finding out who you really are. You dread people discovering your secrets.

You're logical, rational, and not easily effected. Not a lot scares you... especially when it comes to the paranormal.

You are unique, expressive, and a trendsetter. Your ideal Halloween costume is over the top and one of a kind.


Well, I don't really dress up every year but some of my past costumes were Disney characters (hey, it was the early 90's!), a witch 2 years in a row, a biker chick and an FBI agent. Well, those were the ones I remember

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, October 18th, 2007
9:07 pm
Wisdom Teeth
Okay, so I guess I posted something about my wisdom teeth a while ago, about how I needed to get them removed? Well that's what I did today.

Since my school gave us 2 days off, my parents scedueled IT for today.
They sat me in a chair, pumped gas into my nose and stuck an IV in my arm about 118636252 times. Now I have a very *colorful* bruise there...
So when I woke up 2 hours later, my lips were collagen-ized, my mouth full of gauze and a bandage wrapped around my head "A Christmas Carol" style.

My tongue feels really sore...I think the surgen cut it up with the while my teeth were being yanked out an my gums feel sort of like when I got my braces five years ago only sort of the opposite effect...
The stiches feel really numb and scrathcy and my tongue just feels like picking at them all the time! Oh well...at least I have the pain meds!

Oh, and i wasn't awake but I don't think it looked like this!




Current Mood: sore
Monday, September 3rd, 2007
7:27 pm
New Quiz Source
So I found this new quiz place.... quizgalaxy.com

Quizzes!


Are you smarter than a monkey?
YES!

You scored 100%, which means that you're 62% smarter than a monkey!
'Are you smarter than a monkey?' at QuizGalaxy.com


Cool.


What were you in your past life?
You were ... a butterfly... with a mind for arson.
'What were you in your past life?' at QuizGalaxy.com


Yeah, that's definitely me...

And here's one in favor of tomorrow:
What will happen on the first day of school?
QuizGalaxy.com
• Becca will tell your teacher that you have a crush on them
• Dawn will skip the first day... and probably the second
• Bri will run around in circles to celebrate the first day of school
• Lila will come to school wearing only a potato sack and say 'don't ask.'
• Anne will invite you to be their alter-ego superhero sidekick

'What will happen on the first day of school?' at QuizGalaxy.com

Geez, this seems semi-possible, too.

Current Mood: creative
5:13 pm
In the News
Kay, so I'm going back to school tomorrow...how utterly depressing.
I've done like, so much this summer.

Here's only a few I could think of: Watched the Discovery Channel for 5 hours straight,
went to Driver's Ed for 2 weeks-during which I watched about a million-bazillion videos starring animated crash-test dummies,
got my license,
ran over a rabbit statue,
became a year older,
got totally addicted to The Sims 2,
spent a week in New York with The Mob (aka my family, thankyouverymuch)
saw all the Pirates of the Caribbean & Lord of The Rings movies,
learned English style riding,
read a stack of magazines,
got a tan,
lost my tan,
started to hate "America's Got Talent",
celebrated birthday at the Mall of America with 4 of my closest friends,
was visited by Lila*,
almost got kidnapped along with Lila*,
had a totally awkaward experience at my Aunt & Uncle's house, watching my uncles fav movie which happened to be "Don Juan DeMarco"....
got a mosquito bite the size of a thumbnail on the bottom of my foot,
bought 34 songs from iTunes,
grew out my hair,
cut my hair,
hosted 2 bonfire soirees,
developed an annoyance of Wayne Brady, Kelly Ripa, Jonah Hill and Luke Wilson,
watched countless reality shows,
pitied Owen Wilson,
aaaand sent about 75 emails, receiving about the same number in return .

Current Mood: nostalgic
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
12:09 am
I'm finally posting again; been majorly busy these past few weeks.

Today I had to go back to MHS so I could get my ID card, schedule, locker assignment etc, etc.

My ID picture is super-crap but it looks like Angelina freakin' Jolie compared to my old picture. I wasn't so sure about wearing green...after all, my skin is really pale since my tan faded from all the rain & clouds we've been getting but like I said, it's not so bad.

I also discovered that my new locker has a big stain on it that looks suspiciously like nacho cheese. Lucky me. At least it opens; Becca's is right next to mine but it's harder to move than a clump of tar.

On a darker note: it's finally arranged for me to have all my wisdom teeth pulled and you just *know* I'm looking forward to that. It's so weird 'cause I've never had surgery before, not even dental surgery where you only get your teeth cut out instead of an organ or bone or whatever.
All of that *and* the 3 Meningitis shots!

Current Mood: sleepy
Sunday, August 5th, 2007
5:48 pm
So I can finally drive now; actually, I have for a few weeks but haven't bothered mentioning anything here. It's quite simple...kind of like drawing in a coloring book: stay inside the lines. Of course, I have been doing it since I was 13 but my dad decided to put our lessons to a halt after a security guard threatened to call the cops on us, back then. (Before it was legal for me)

Anyway, no accidents so far, except last Thursday when I ran over one of our rabbit garden statues while backing out of the driveway (What was it doing there, anyway!?). No big deal, though; told my mother the UPS man ran it over.
Now I'm being a LOT more careful...having a spiral driveway, these things are more likely to happen, I guess.

Now I even have a car since my dad got a second truck for hauling horse trailers. It's small, red and almost as old as me but it's fine. Not exactly my Grandfather Constantino's Lambourghini, but I have no complaints :)

Current Mood: rejuvenated
Monday, July 30th, 2007
2:45 pm
Just heard today: My cousin's unit is being sent to Iraq.
Looks like he'll be back next December, hopefully; He's a Marksman but I don't know what he's going to be doing while there...







Current Mood: frustrated
Sunday, July 29th, 2007
7:09 pm
Family Business
It's been a slow weekend.

Dawn and I went to see the new Harry Potter movie on Friday...mostly because we didn't have anything better to do.
It was either that or Hairspray: Choosing between John Travolta in a dress, singing about Baltimore or a group of twenty-somethings playing teenage wizards was suprisingly easy for me.

After that I went to WalMart and got my mother some Bon Jovi CDs for her birthday and some Juicy Couture perfume for myself (I didn't even know they *sold* perfume). Who knew WalMart wasn't *entirely* full of crappy polyester and expired tomato sauce?

Isn't my life incredibly exciting? Lol

Current Mood: indifferent
Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
2:53 pm
Lists
So I saw this "Listing Meme" today and thought I would post it, since I love these things.

Your 5 Favourite Songs:

1) "Overdrive" by Katy Rose

2) "So Damn Clever" by The Plain White-T's

3) "Centerfold" by J.Geils Band

4) "Hands Open" by Snow Patrol

5) "Paradise City" by Guns & Roses

Favourite 5 Movies:

1) Little Miss Sunshine

2) A Few Good Men (despite Tom Cruise)

3) Blades of Glory (as stupid as it was, I thought it was funny)

4) Mrs. Doubtfire

5) The Aviator

Favoutite 5 Places:

1) Florence, Italy (where we like to spend a few weeks in early summer)

2) Brussels, Belgium

3) Los Angeles, CA

4) St. Paul, MN

5) Buffalo, NY (where some of my family members lives)

The 5 Best Books You've Read This Year :

1) Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

2) But Enough About Me by Jancee Dunn

3) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (thank you, english class!)

4) Girl At Sea by Maureen Johnson

5) Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls by Benett Madison

Name 5 Decorations in Your Room:

1) String of silk butterflies I got at an art museum

2) Full size movie posters of The Matrix, Mean Girls, Memoirs of a Geisha, Stranger Than Fiction and RENT, among others but I'm counting them as 1 decoration

3) Some ceramic vase I got from my aunt

4) A stuffed purple octopus :)

5) Watermelon scented candles

The Last 5 Places You've Been:

1) Best Buy, buying a CD

2) Macy's with my mom, to pick up a Christmas present

3) The Mall of America, for a belated birthday shopping celebration with my friends

4) Barnes & Noble

5) My mom's office

THE END

Current Mood: calm
Monday, July 23rd, 2007
9:44 pm
Once again, I have changed my lookup.
Duh.

Just as I had predicted, Lila and I got into a little...trouble. Well, more like..almost getting KIDNAPPED.
This is how the story goes: Lila and I were riding on two mountain bikes, a few blocks over from my house, when we stop at a corner with a creepy-looking Latino guy in a silver car, already there.

We glance at him and he looks back at us. We turn down a cul-de-sac and he starts to follow us; we didn't worry at first, figuring he probably lived in one of the houses. Well, he drives ahead, to the end of the street and stops the car. I'm getting suspicious, so I yell to Lila, telling her to turn around now, about 60 feet away from the Lewd Latino(as I call him when I re-account this little *experience*).

As we biked out of there, she looked back and screamed "Oh, my GOD! He's coming after us!" That really scared the shit out of me! Especally when I glanced back, and saw his car screeching around in the turnabout, heading in our direction. Then *he* yells something in Spanish or something, and *I* screamed back at *Lila*, saying we had to get back to my house *now*. Living in a private community, no creep-ass guy can just waltz in, so we biked about as fast as freakin' *possible* down a shrubby, roadless hill that cuts through a field, into the neighbourhood. Pedaling down there, we *just* made it down, off the road, with the Lewd Latino off our asses by about 20 feet.
The ride down was pretty bumpy, but mountain bikes are....mountain bikes, so once we made it to my property, dumped our bikes by the pool, and ran into my house.

We were freaked out of our minds, so the rest of our afternoon was spent watching the Game Show Network.

This was like, number 1 on my list of "Stuff Creepy Guys Have Done to Me".
I think I'm going to spend the next week hanging around in my house, away from random jerks in silver cars. Okay, it *is* a little funny now, a few days later :)

Current Mood: exhausted
Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
9:04 pm
New York, Lila and My Hair
It's great to be back from vacation; usually by the time they're over, I want a vacation from my vacation!
It wasn't that bad, though. I saw all my family members from NY and Cali that I haven't seen since I was 7 or 8, and WOW: they were all so old looking!
Most of my mom's brothers have grey hair now. Of course, I got the "Oh my god, you've grown up" comments and I even taught my uncle's man how to text message.

The airports were a royal pain, though. It would be nice to walk into an airport and be able to keep your shoes, but I understand - as the constant intercom messages said, " [In female voice]The national security is at level...ORANGE[Deep male voice]". They do have nice giftshops, though. I got Becca a stuffed pink monkey wearing an "I *heart* NY" t-shirt.

So today I got a call from my oldest friend, Lila. We've known each other since we were 7, when she moved here from Arizona and we were pretty much inseparable until she moved back about 4 years ago cause of her dad's car bussiness. She usually blows back into town once or twice a year, though and it's always great to see her, even though we usually get caught up into some kind of chaos; when she visited back in '04, we actually set my carpet on fire. At least now I know that perfume and a BBQ lighter make a good blowtorch.

I can't believe summer is like, half over. The highlights I got last August are practically inexistant. That's a good thing, though; I'm trying to get my hair back to it's natural color. (I'm not sure I remember what it is). It's also *really* long now...almost down to my ass. Must remember to get it cut.

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
10:49 pm
Birthday Week
Well everyone, as of 10:10 today (on the tenth) I became another year older. Kind of sad; now I only have a month and a half before I return to highschool once again. Yay.

Putting that aside, it was a pretty good birthday with some awesome gifts. (Too bad half of them are still in the mail)

So for dinner, we went out to this Greek restaurant with the best saganaki*. My dad even paid the waitress to set it on fire at our table; that was cool but I wasn't expecting it, so I was quite alarmed by the flaming plate in front of me!
Back on subject - Here's what I got so far:

- 3 movies (Zoolander, The Devil Wears Prada and Little Miss Sunshine)
- about 60 bucks in giftcards
- Season 1 of My Name is Earl
- a few American Eagle shirts
- a Juicy Couture necklace
- a silver ring with a peridot stone
- some misc. cash from distant family
- The Sims 2 Deluxe version (from James, probably so *he* can use it!)
- a ton of books (including an Amy Tan biography and The Crucible)
- rollerblades
- fancy paper for my printer
- Monty Python
- A Itzhak Perlman & John Williams CD

aaaand that's all for know.

*en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saganaki

Current Mood: ditzy
Monday, July 9th, 2007
8:43 pm
Numbers
Here's a number project: Write ten random numbers between 1 and 50, then type something in your life that matches that number.

8) The number of coats I have

17) The number of Entertainment Weekly magazines on the coffee table in the living room

12) The number of boots I have

2) The number of Pepsis in our garage refrigerator

22) The number of burned CDs next to my computer

41) The number of nail polish bottles in front of my mirror

3) The number of ear-piercings I have had

6) The number of computers in my house

27) The number of paintings in my house

19) The number of letters in my full name

Here's another "meme": Type 5 random words, and add them into sentences that have describe you/your life.

1) Blue: Blue is my second favorite color (the first being purple) and the color of my cell

2) Baseball: Baseball is one of the most boring games I have ever seen

3) Feet: I have size 8 feet; my friend Emily has size 11

4) Frog: Today I saw a man eat a frog on the Discovery Channel. It was one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen.

5) Fratelli: Means "brother" or "brothers" in Italian; is also the name of one of my favorite bands, The Fratellis

Hope these aren't boring!

Current Mood: busy
Thursday, June 21st, 2007
4:53 pm
Survey!
Yay-People are replying to my posts again!
For this lovly occasion,I'm posting a new survey! (Yeah, they are a *bit* annyoing)

What are you doing tomorrow? Going to driving school *bangs head on table*

What are you doing this weekend? Entertaining friends of the family

What was the last thing you bought? A diet Coke
How good is your eyesight? not so good...need glasses for seeing stuff far away

What color is your mailbox? Red, White & Blue (strangly patriotic)

How many windows are in your room? 4

What color are your bedroom walls? Terquoise & red (weird combo)

What color are your sheets? White

What color is the carpet? red

Do you stalk people? only with Becca & Bri ;)

Have you ever had a stalker? yup

What was the last thing you ate? Raspberry jello

Are you a slob? my mom seems to think so

What do you spend a lot of money on? clothes, shoes, books, electronics etc

How many pairs of shoes do you own? I have to count...looks like about 13

Do you sleep with the door open or closed? closed

What does your mom do for a living? computer programming manager or something

Where is your dad right now? at work

What are you listening to right now? my fishtank bubbling

Do you read a lot? yes

Do you write a lot? sometimes

What's the biggest age difference between you and someone you've dated? like a year and a half-ish

Where were you born? a hospital

Would you ever shave your head? hell, no

Do people tell you that you're attractive? sometimes

Do you wear a lot of makeup? just some eyeshadow, mostly

What time do you get up in the morning? whenever I want, when I'm out of school

How long does it take you to get ready? 15 mins

Do you look a lot like people in your family? kind of

Are your parents still married? yes

Do you owe anyone money? no

Do you kill bugs? only if they give me a reason

Are you afraid of the dark? no

What are you afraid of? snakes, large spiders, death, Michael Jackson...not in particular order, though

Who was the last person or people you hung out with? Becca & Bri

Do you have a cat? yes

Do you have a dog? two

Do you like sports? not a lot of them

Do you like math? I like math about as much as root canals

Are your parents strict? not at all

Do you have any pink clothing? yes

Do you wear a lot of black? no

Are you tan? a bit, at the moment

Do you like the rain? yes

Would you ever want to be famous? probably not

How did you get one of your scars? Well, I got the one on my right-middle finger from picking up broken glass when I was 10

Have you ever had the chicken pox? no

How many living things live in your house? 8

Do you save a lot of things that are importanit to you? yes

Would you ever go bungee jumping? sure

Current Mood: chipper
Saturday, June 16th, 2007
5:14 pm
St. Somebody
OKay, so for those of you who don't know me in real life, here's a little "me" fact: I am Catholic.
Now, I'm not starting some weird religion rally here or anything but I just wanted to talk about it a little bit.
It has just occured to me now, while talking on the phone with someone about religion, that I have not been confirmed.

I have stayed non-confirmed for a while by choice (the age of confirmation around here is about 13 or 14) and since I'm about 2 or 3 years past the normal confirmation age, I have been thinking about having it done, finally.
I just...want to take on this part of me that I think I should have.
Does that sound weird? Sorry if it does :)

To be confirmed you have to pick the name of a saint for your "official Catholic name" and I'm thinking about choosing Saint Phobe or Saint Regina. Well I'm still working on it. I also like St.Bridget and then theres St. Susanna....I never realized how many saints there were!




Current Mood: confused
Thursday, June 14th, 2007
11:12 pm
Maury's People Suck - and I Rock!
Maury again! Guess what - a whale of a woman (a caucasian, of course) wants to tell her garter snake of a husband (again, my theory is right) that she's been cheating on him with 2 different guys.
I swear I choked on my popcicle.
I mean, I was thinking, "Who did she cheat on him with, a bucket of fried chicken and a funnel cake?" Bleh!

Anyway, I got my report card today and I passed every class, yay! I even made honor roll! I was freaked out about my Algebra class, but I even passed that. *jumps on table and dances a little jig*
Okay that was weird.
Well, goodnight.

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
2:03 pm
You Are Not the Father - Maury Revealed
I'm watching the MAURY show right now; the first time I saw the show was about two years ago and I must say, it gets very repetative.
It seems that most of the ladies are either an obese white lady with a skinny, pin-headed trailer-park boyfirend with names like Delmar or Billy Bob,
while the other majority of women are usually among the black-with-some-tacky-hairdo (often dyed red) with pointy shoes & talks like she's mentally impaired, variety.
Her man is usually a dredlocked or cornrowed dude with a name like Akbar or Junior, in a basketball jersey or something.
When Maury does the paternity test, and the man is NOT the father, the fat mother screams and runs off the stage in drunken hysterics while the man jumps around the stage.
However, when the man tested IS the father (which is somewhat more rare) the woman will stick her ugly face in the greasy man's space and scream "I told you so!" , like a banshee resurrected from the grave. They have NO shame or dignity!
Like THAT'S going to get the guy to support their bastard childen! Yeah, right!

On a happer note, these meme's must be getting annoying but they're so much fun! Try it, this one was fun.

Instructions: Go to your music player of choice and put it on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud, and press play. Use the song title as the answer to the question. NO CHEATING.

How does the world see you?
The “Fog Bound” world by Klaus Badelt thinks I’m “Deadwood”

Will I have a happy life?
My life will be spent with my Leaha Boschen “Violin” as an everlasting “Independence Day” by Melanie C

What do my friends really think of me?
My friends think I’m a “Damsel in Distress” by Indina Menzel

What do people secretly think of me?
People secretly think I’m “Nitro” and in “Another Day” I’m a “Woman” (by Wolfmother)

How can I be happy?
”I’m Just a Kid” who is “Fancy” and a ‘Rich Girl” (that sounds pretty happy to me)

Will I ever have children?
If I ever have kids I will be “Back on the Chain Gang” and will move to “California”

What is some good advice for me?
“Suddenly I See” that “Chelsea Dagger” is “Spineless”

How will I be remembered?
I will be remembered for being (Steve Miller’s) “The Joker” which includes being “a smoker, midnight toker and playing my music in the sun” (If you don’t get it, listen to the dang song!)

What is my signature dancing song?
My signature dancing song is “Makes me Wonder” by Maroon 5

What do I think my current theme song is?
I think my currant theme song is “Operate” by Peaches (The Halloween party song from Mean Girls)

What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
Everyone else thinks my current theme song is (again) “Rich Girl” by Gwen Stefani (wow, that one’s true.)

What song will play at my funeral?
They will play “She’s a Rebel” by Green Day

What is my day going to be like?
My day will be “Some Kind of Wonderful” if you “Love Me or Hate Me”. I will meet “Mary Jane”, a “Dude Looks Like a Lady” who is giving an “Ashokan Farwell” to “Cool” people with their “Hands Clean” and will end with “I Always Get What I Want” on “The Edge of Seventeen”.

Current Mood: amused
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