Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Because I should be taking a math test.

'Key, I am seriously having a problem with blogging lately. What is wrong with me? It's not like I don't have stuff to blog about, and it's not that I don't have the time, cuz I do, I just have less time than I would like. It's just that I never get around to doing it.
So, I'm blogging today, because I should be taking a math test right now, and I DON'T WANT TO!!!!

so...a post of randomness

*My family's schedule is ridiculous. Seriously, look at this!
Me 4:00-7:00 Baptisms for the dead
Mom 4:45-5;00 Set up for Choir
Thelly and Me 5:00-6:00 Soccer practice
Monkey 6:00-7:00 Soccer practice
Scaffy 6:30-7:300 Choir
Thelly 7:00-8:00 Pack Meeting
Me 7:30 Choir performance

I had one of those choir performances almost every night for two weeks! And there was at least two other things going on all those nights. It was CRAZY!

*I am on a soccer team for the first time in my life. there were only 2 practices before the first game, and I missed one of them. Our team was TERRIBLE! Everyone was afraid to kick the ball. they would either run up to the ball and just stand there, or they would run up to 5 feet away from the ball and then just stand there and watch the other team kick it onto the goal. AARRGGHH! I kicked the ball a LOT, but I ran out of gas after a while, otherwise I think I would've scored.

*I babysat two little toddlers on Saturday night. It was really funny to watch them play with each other, because after every move they would look up at me to see if I was watching them. They were so cute!

* I tried out for the school district honor choir. I didn't make it :( :( :( :( I also tried out for regional choir, which is like the honor choir for ALL OF THE WESTERN STATES, so I think my chances of making that one are about zero.

* I am learning to play the cello. So far I know how to unpack my cello, set it up, hold it, pluck the strings and shorten the strings with my left hand so they make a different sound. And repack the cello, of course. I am taking lessons on the public school beginning orchestra class, and private lessons from my Aunt. Sh eis teaching me how to use the bow, but my orchestra teacher (at school) took it away from me (she took the rest of the classes bows, too) so it wouldn't get broken. When I went in to pick up my cello so I could take to my private lesson with my aunt, I went up to the orchestra teacher and said:
"I'm going to a private lesson, and I need my bow, can you get it for me?"

And she said: "You are not ready for the bow, you haven't even mastered the left hand yet. And she shooed me out the door.

So I sent my mom in to get it, because honestly, that teacher scares the crap out of me and I really didn't want to fight with her.

(At this point I should say that I was within a few minutes of being late for my cello lesson)

So Mom went in to get the cello. normally when we have to pick it up we just go straight to the OT's room, but officially, parents have to sign in at the office. Mom got caught in the hallways and she had to go sign in at the office. And they made her put a name-sticker on and when they found out where she was going they had to call down to the orchestra room, and it took at least 5 min. before she got out of there.
And once she got there, the OT wouldn't give her my bow.

"I'm Migillicutty's mom, she is going to a private lesson today and her teacher wants her to have her bow, can I have it please?"

"No, Migillicutty's not ready for the bow, she doesn't have the left hand mastered yet."

"I know that, but her teacher want her to have her bow; can I have it please?"

"If she starts the bow before she masters the left hand, it's gonna really mess her up."

"Her teacher wants her to have her bow, please give it to me."

"Fine, but it's gonna mess her up...(grumble, grumble, grumble....)"

So then my OT went over and helped some other kids, hoping Mom would go away if she was ignored.
Mom didn't go away, so after like, 5 min. the OT finally went and got the bow.

*I was very late for my private lesson.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Quick-ish update

I still haven't figured out how to set up that Star Wars background.
I can get it to appear on the screen, but it won't go around like an actual background.


If anybody knows how to upload a HTML as a background (or template, I don't care) (Melanie J, could you ask Kenny?) PLEASE HELP ME OUT!

I'm tired of coming up with clever titles

I made a copied of a new background for the blog, in honor of my musical 'career'.
I am currently in:
Ward choir,
Stake youth choir,
A totally awesome children's choir,
Advanced choir at the middle school (even though I homeschool, yes)
TWO beginning cello classes,

AND trying out for honor choir next week, AND another choir a few weeks after that!

(not that I'm trying to brag or anything........)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Guess what?

I have almost completed my very own, designed by me, Star Wars background for my blog.


It is actually REALLY hard! First, I had to find the images I want. That was really easy, since I found a website full of cool Star Wars pics. BUT then I had to crop it and change it from one picture into 2 columns to go on the sides on my post. I have a mac, so all those photo editing programs wouldn't download to my computer. So I had to figure out how to import the cool Star Wars pic to iPhoto. It took a while to figure out how, but once I did I cropped it into two pics. Then then I put it on Power Point For Macs and made it into 2 columns with a black background. I'm starting out simple, OK?
Then I had to upload it to photobucket, but photobucket can't read Power Point, so I had to turn it into a regular picture. THAT was really hard to figure out! But I did it, and now all I have to do is figure out how to upload it to my blog.


P.S. Did you understand any of that?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Catching Up

I haven't posted in more than a week. I don't like that at all.

But... I have nothing to blog about. Commence random-ness;

*I have been sick for the last month... nothing really awful, just congestion and a minor earache.

* I also hadn't watched Star Wars in almost a month. (insert MANY MANY MANY sad faces here!)

* I watched Star Wars in Saturday night.

* I have been feeling much better since then.

Coincidence? Who knows.

* I put my brothers to bed 2 nights in a row. Yay for me! On the first night when I went in to say a prayer with Thelly, I asked him to say it. He did, but he didn't say Amen at the end. So I was still on my knees, waiting for him to finish the prayer. After a minute or two he came over and poked me.
"Aren't you gonna get up? The prayer's over."
I looked up at him. "You didn't say 'Amen'."
Thelly looked around uncomfortably. "Well.... Mom never notices."
I had a hard time concealing a snort of laughter. "You should say it anyways."
He looked at me, and then looked at the ground, and looked back up at me, and then gave a VERY exasperated sigh. "Amen".

That is probably the first time he has ever willingly done what I told him. Ever. In his entire life. Do you get the magnitude of this event yet?

*I am trying to make my own Star Wars background for this blog, but Mom is on the computer ALL. DAY. LONG. (when she isn't out showing houses (didn't post that she got her Realtors license? sorry)) and when she's not I have to be doing school work. Arrgh!

* I was doing a research project about almonds and peach pits, and peach pits taste like almond extract, so Mom made almond cookies out of them, but Dad went online and it said they were poisonous and he wouldn't let me have any. (which is dumb, because they are only poisonous in very large doses (VERY large) and he doesn't have a problem with her using almond extract, which has the same semi-poisonous stuff in it)

* Mythbusters is awesome.

* Hypothetically speaking, if your dad happened to check out Mythbuster from the library and you happened to make your self a taco with lettuce in it and then you microwave it, the taco will taste VERY VERY VERY horrible! And then if you hypothetically watch Mythbusters a month later, the taste of that awful taco will come back and haunt you all day. Not that I have any first hand experience or anything....

Now you know what's been going on lately.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Last weekend (I know it's Thursday, jeez..)

Last weekend I went to a family reunion.
It. Was. AWESOME!!!

It was at this "family ranch" right above that Zion canyon-thingy in Utah, so it was SUPER pretty. All MY Mom's siblings (except for one) and their spouses and their kids were there, and My grandpa's siblings were all there, and maybe even a few other people, like Bailee. I don't actually know how she is related to me, but she is AWESOME! And somebody brought RockBand, that was really fun, I stayed up till...um...I don't even know how late it was. And everything I had for breakfast the next day was fried, and, and, and.....

And they had a LAKE.

OK, so it was really just a large-ish pond, but still! They had canoes, and I paddles till my back burnt off (I forgot to wear sun block) and my cousins pretended they were pirates and they would go and attack everybody and try to tip their canoes over (everyone had a life jacket that needed one, don't worry) I got tipped twice, maybe 3 times, and it was SO MUCH FUN!

AND they had a GIANT slip-n-slide and that was surprising fun, especially when all the moms went on, and they kept getting stuck at the top, it was so funny!

And then we did this play that was like you had to act out the other meaning of all the words. So, when it said "she turned a little pale" my cousin picked up a bucket and dumped it in another cousin's head. It was way funny!

So that's what I did last weekend.

P.S. The reason I didn't write this until Thursday was because of all this stupid schoolwork I have to do. But that's a post for a later date. Like WAY later, if my mom has anything to say about it. Which she does.