Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Our Totally Craptastic Internet Connection

We have Keyon Internet, I think. I don't know. I don't care. Because it sucks!! We have the worst Internet connection EVER!!! Whenever it's even a little bit windy outside the Internet doesn't work, and it's ALWAYS windy in Las Vegas in the spring. And even when it's not windy, the Internet randomly shuts itself off. Sometimes it's foe 10 minutes, sometimes it for several hours. It's soooooooooo annoying!!! SRSLY, last Wednesday it was so unacceptable that we gave up and took a Clear free trial. We are seriously considering getting a new Service Provider. So we went and got this Clear 2-day trial, and it worked perfectly 24/7.

And then we went back to our craptastic Keyon connection.

Dad has to 'make up his mind' if he really wants to get that kind or not. It takes my dad about 6 months- MINIMUM- too make decisions like that. So that's why I haven't been blogging much lately.

UGH!

Also, I'm writing a book which I can't put up here because it's a secret. It's probably gonna me really small, and not all that good. Well, it's getting better, but it's only 14 pages right now and7 chapters, soo.... yeah. You get it.

Also: I'M GOIN TO CHICAGO ON THURSDAY!!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Monkey lost a tooth!

Behold!
(Isn't he cute??!?!?!) Ok, here's how it happened, as told by my mother (cuz I was at school or babysitting something):
Monkey lost his first tooth yesterday. Or more accurately Monkey ripped out his first tooth yesterday along with the fully intact root and a whole lot of blood. He was in the back seat of the car and he apparently tried to open the plastic clasp on a clipboard I had just bought. I was driving an not paying attention until he yelled "MOM! I JUST LOST A TOOTH!!!" We were actually still in the parking lot so I pulled over to look and sure enough the tooth was out. But it was twice as long as a normal baby tooth because the root which is supposed to dissolve and allow the tooth to fall out without major trauma was all still there. He was really excited for about 10-15 seconds but then the blood which had been pooling in his mouth started to escape and dribble down his chin and on to his shirt. He was slightly dismayed at first as I tried to act like that was normal while I used some left over McDonald's napkins from the glove compartment to mop up the blood. But then I think it really started hurt and he really started to cry.

It didn't last too long though. We had another stop to make at Khol's, so we used their bathroom to rinse his mouth and clean up. It stopped bleeding and he told every one he saw for the rest of the day "I lost a tooth WITH THE ROOT!!!" I don't think any of the people in Khol's or at the nursery or the car wash had a clue what he was talking about, but he's cute and so they smiled and acted excited. Then he took it to school today. The teacher was appropriately enthusiastic and the other children were grossed out. So on the whole it was a very memorable and positive experience.
I love Monkey :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pretty Roses....

Last Saturday, me and my friend (who shall henceforth be know as Kira) were playing around in my front yard, where my mom has all these rose bushed planted. So we took some pictures:



Who shouldn't consider a career in photography?

And a couple day before, Monkey and Mom were out there (I dunno why) and Mom was taking care of her strawberry plants. She's a super-gardener/yardwork-doer like that. And look what she found growing in one of the bushes!
It's like the seeds on the strawberry sprouted!!! (I actually buried it, to see what would happen) Mom's going to take the original plant to the nursery to see it they can tell her why its so freakish.

And more Random Crap Pictures taken my my brothers (I really like putting these up :) :My super cute baby cousin (actually I might've taken this one... but you didn't hear that).

And now I give you a special edition Random Photo-series: the Blue Man Group.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I'm in a sad mood right now.... :(

So I'm going to High School next year.

Suddenly my parents are stressing about credits and majors and college and stuff, gotta worry about where I'm going for High School (LVA), what I'm majoring in, what other electives I can take, getting into a higher-level match class so I can have a better chance of going to BYU, etc.
Suddenly, I can't just go to school, I have to make decisions and I have to worry about what decisions I'm going to make. I can't just let my parent's do it all anymore.

I feel like... like... this is it. You go to High School, and then college, and then-BOOM- you're all grown up. Gotta go out there and make a living. I feel like this summer is all I've got left before I've gotta start my life.

I'm only 13!!! I don't wanna have to worry about all this!!! I just want to go to Girls Camp and Aspen Grove and Family reunions, and not worry about growing up. I don't want to start having to make all theses big, life-changing choices already.

And.... I don't (or at least didn't) think I need to. I'm a bright girl. I placed highest in the whole state of Nevada in my last writing proficiency test, and I've always been in the top percentile in CRT's, SAT's, and whatever combination of letters, I skipped 6th grade, and I've gotten Straight A's since preschool. My mom always used to make these jokes about never having to pay for college, because of the 150% scholarship I'll get.

And now, suddenly, it's like they're actually worrying about that stuff. They're making sure I do really advanced classes to be sure BYU will even accept me. And I wonder.... If I'm doing something wrong. If I'm not that smart anymore, if I've let my parents down somehow. If I'm not meeting those 150% expectations.

Or, you know it could just be that time of the month.... ;)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Conference

Conference was awesome. Period.

When I watch conference, I draw the people who are speaking. I never finish the 70's people (that is, people from one of the Quorums of the Seventy, not someone who was born in the 7o's, because, of course, there is no one that young in the Quorum of the Seventy. Except maybe one, but even that's a stretch) because they only have 8-minute talks. But I can do the quorum of the 12, cuz their talks are longer. SO I took pictures of y drawings. I think they look better when you can see the actual piece of paper, but there you go:


Number 1:
Number 2 (sorry, I can't figure out how to turn it right side up):
Number 3:Number 4:
I'm not gonna tell you their names, you have to (HAVE TO. Or you will SUFFER THe COUNSEQUENCES!!!!) guees them in your comment. Bonus point if you tell me I'm a good artist. ;) Double bonus points if you can name #3.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Socks

SO... I was on my way to the Super-Awesome Choir yesterday, and Mom was listening to the new on the radio. I was reading Fablehaven (the 5th book is here!!! I got halfway finished before my cousins left and took it with them (it was their book)) but I heard a little bit of the report. Guess what it was on?


Yep... socks. A Sock Museum!!!!! Technically it was a shoe museum, but it had a new sock exibit. They had all kinds of 8o's socks, and 16th century socks, and sock monkeys, and Napoleon's socks!!! And Queen Victoria's socks!! In the Sock Museum!! Cuz there's really nothing better we could be doing with that money.... we must seem really disgusting to the starving kids in Africa.
I mean a Sock Museum.... Welcome to America, where we have so much money we make a museum out of our socks!!

So we went to the super awesome choir, and got on a fancy shuttle-bus and went to the Governor's Black-Tie Invitaional Dinner. Where the lady's locker rooms have huge, plush loveseats and red-and-gold carpet and hairspray and mouth wash and tooth brushes and (men's) deodorant. And where they serve you fancy cookies and sodas, and have a big huge tent that you can turn all different colors, and they have a Philanthropist Of The Year award. Can you say LOADED!!!! And teh funniest thing was, everybody was all dressed up in their tuxedos and their cocktail dresses, and, like, all the dresses were sleeveless, but none of these ladies got their tan lines erased!!! They looked like this:
BTW, I don't even know who it is in this picture, but it came up when I googled 'sleeveless dress tan lines' so there you go.

But SRSLY, if you're gonna go to something like that wearing something like that, you should go get your tan lines erased. SRSLY.

So we went and sang for that, and then we rode home, at like, 9:30 at night. And we'd had lotsa soda and cookies, so we were pretty hyper. We spent the whole 30 minute ride singing The Wheels On The Buss, Taylor Swift, Popular, from Wicked, and anything else we knew at least half the words to.

It was AWESOME!!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Awesome Quotes

My little cousin (3 years old-ish): "GUESS WHAT!!!! I went in the deep end of the pool twice and I didn't even die ONCE!!!"

Elder Jeffery R. Holland in conference today: "El Diablo"!

Scaffy and Mom and I were having a discussion about the Civil War, and why then call it that since technically the southern states were there own country.
Scaffy at the end of the discussion: "I think the U.S. should've made them write a 9 million word essay...... in English!"


Heehee......

My cousins are here for the week. They have ummm....8 (count 'em) EIGHT kids between the ages of 18 and 1. The oldest three are super nerds like me. It's AWESOME!!!!!!!!! We spent the afternoon watching conference and the having a deep philosophical chat about how color is all in the mind and gravity is but an illusion.

And also, I think my parents bought me tickets to Star Wars In Concert!!!!!!!


I love my family.

Friday, April 2, 2010

I'm too lame to do cool April Fool's stuff.

So I didn't post yesterday.

Now I feel guilty, so I'm posting today. What should I blog about?



huh.


Hey, did I write about the Hunger Games yet?

OHMYGOSH!!! I love that book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It's set some 300 years in the future, after a big war destroyed the United states and became Panem, instead. Panem consists of one Capitol surrounded by twelve districts, each of which are forced to send one boy and one girl (from ages 12-18) to compete in the annual Hunger Games, a gladiator-style fight to the death on live TV. Only one person can survive- the winner.

Now if you know anything about me you know that I love books where lots of people die, preferably with lots of blood and gore everywhere. So this book was right up my street.

It's told through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen, who steps up to take her sister's place when she is chosen to compete in the Hunger Games. Now she has to fight for her life against twenty-three people who want to kill her.

Very, dramatically told, VERY bloody, the Hunger Games is told in the first person, present tense, which I thought would drive me crazy, but didn't. See, when it's told in past tense, you know she survived whatever life-or-death encounter she's in. Put you have no idea in present tense who will live or who will die.

My friend is lending me the sequel, Catching Fire, later today.... I can't wait!!!*

And now the latest installment of Random Crap Pictures taken by my crazy brothers:
I love my brothers. :)

*EDIT: I wrote this yesterday, and by the time I came back to publish it (a day later), Catching Fire had been lent to me, and I stayed up reading it until 3 in the morning, when I finished it. But that's an entirely different post.

Blinkee

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