Saturday, April 30, 2011
and worked on my Literature project. all. day. long.
will do Government later and Math tomorrow.
Oh, and ShopRite has absolutely killed any claim it had to efficiency and accessibility and niceness. SIGH.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Bonus: read it while listening to the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack. EPIC.
So that was good and worth 3 hours of my Friday afternoon. I felt rested.
Then I had the stupid idea to watch a movie with my mom. And not just any movie, but a movie that would make my heart rate go up and my hands sweat more than they ought-- that is, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I guess you could chalk said symptoms up to the Mountain Dew I was drinking (caffeine and I don't get along well), but I think it's not improbable that they were because that is simultaneously one of the best and worst movies I have ever seen.
And yes, I did cry. a little.
And yes, I did wimp out and turn off the movie before the end and look up the plot summary on Wikipedia.
I am not that brave.
I am also feeling most definitely less-relaxed than after my first media experience this afternoon.
But I think it's supposed to do that.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Day has been made.
Kevin: She stole my pillow and took a bite out of it!
Kevin: ...No, wait, actually that was me.
PS- also, I have the absolute best parents in the whole wide history of the world. end of story.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I may or may not be posting the next few days. My teachers are being fair, but there are too many of them being fair at the same time. :P
(this is a fancy way of saying: I need to step up my game, and I need to study for a math test for the first time in my LIFE ... ... ... okay, second.)
Also, the choir from England was phenomenal. It was *lots of fun* getting up with Girls' Ensemble for an impromptu performance after that sort of musicianship, in front of said musicians. GAH. (no, it actually kind of was, because we didn't totally fail, for having 5 minutes to prep)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
as far as things happening it was not too awesome (Girls' Ensemble issues, mainly, not to mention I have THE most RIDICULOUS looking cast on my left hand), but I have been happy all the same. I don't understand why, exactly, but I am not going to be too picky.
the evening was nice. I laid out on my stomach on a blanket on the grass under our tree and did History/Math homework. the cat slept on my back for a while. and then there was small group, which does make me smile.
Monday, April 25, 2011
spent far too much time on Facebook/blogs "catching up" on the past 47 days... rendering said 47 days pretty much useless.
Things I Learned From Lent 2011
- I don't need Facebook in order to breathe
- I don't need Facebook in order to maintain a social life
- I miss reading people's blogs more than their social networking pages
- There are many ways to waste time that do not involve recreational internet
- ...and I will do my best to find each and every one of them, because I am a lazy girl who does not want to do work
- My bedroom is very messy
- I don't have as much self-control as I thought I did
- Prayer journals are the way to go!
- I like early mornings for getting homework done
- I still don't like TV
Sunday, April 24, 2011
- Back from Europe
- Back on the internet
- Seriously jet-lagged
- Sudden distaste for American-Italian food
- Officially attending University of Notre Dame next year
- Sprained and/or fractured my wrist* when I skipped the 8:30 service this morning to eat and go hiking... karma.
- Otherwise, really enjoyed the 6:30 sunrise (c.f. #3) and 10:30 regular Easter services
- THIS WEATHER <3
- Is it not frustrating yet wonderful when someone much cleverer than you articulates an idea you already had but in a more beautiful way? (see: C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, "Time and Beyond Time")
- Must have lists of 10. So here are some pictures. (click to see larger)
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
But God was really really good to me. I meant to get up at five tomorrow and write the conclusion (because it would take at least 2 hours), but instead it just kind of... came. I didn't even think I was writing the conclusion until I was halfway through it. that may or may not reflect itself in the quality of it, but for right now I am happy regardless.
Wait, did I mention that I FINISHED MY 35-PAGE SENIOR THESIS?!
okay, now I did :P
I also had my first legit heat/humidity-hair day today. whew.
PS- please vote in my poll on the side! it is a legitimate question!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
After spending far too much time thinking about the future and not quite enough time thinking about now (that is, thesis), I have accomplished all of NOTHING but further confusing myself about college.
I need a decision made by Tuesday, and I feel further from one than I was two days ago! Please pray for me. (<<request referred to in title)
I am still not checking personal, non-life-changing emails, so do not be worried. I have not died. I will get back to you all, hopefully, Tuesday.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
My parents pulled me away from my (very dedicated) thesis-writing to talk. They said they had a big surprise and a little surprise.
The little surprise was an early graduation gift from them... PURPLE luggage! and I can use it in Europe! :D (I kind of saw that one coming because of certain comments from my mom I overheard, but that is beside the point... :P)
And the big surprise is too big to put on a blog. Way too big. Way too wonderful. I am pretty much overwhelmed, and my thesis is suffering because of it. So, my dear future-readers-slash-editors-of-thesis, if around page 32 things start to go something like seoviuthawericuafncwieiclakercaliulaclw!!!EEEEP!!!!!!avelawiefunraoiu, you will know why. Or perhaps not, depending on whether or not I ever feel like telling you. :D
but anyway, yay purple luggage, and yay family, and just... yay.
b) I came up with a genius way to motivate myself to write thesis... after every page I finish, I get to spend 15 minutes straightening my hair. I already straightened the first half, so there is no going back now.
c) Tomorrow is the LAST swing without Christine! :D
d) All of my thesis points seem to be saying the same thing. Even if I started out with a new point, by the time I'm halfway through the section it relates with everything else I just said for the past 30 pages. I think that's good... maybe? :P
e) I get to talk about entitlement and escapism without even trying.
f) Speaking of not even trying, I love how I happened to have my camera AND tripod at school the very day Rachel needed a camera to record a dance for an audition tape... God knew so much better than I did when I forgot my camera yesterday and needed to have it today :) He is amazing like that.
g) Wolves eating mountains? :D hahahaha. best class ever. but we are so very bad when we get slap happy. I never want to see another singing groundhog ever again for the rest of my life. ever. I was literally crying I was laughing so hard. and trying really hard not to laugh during Apologetics so I just sat there with my hair wall, shaking. actually shaking, and my eyes had tears because I could not laugh. it was great. laughing makes you happier, you know?
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!
It was a good day. And they had awesome brownies at lunch.
And in the 5 hours I spent in the car I got to
a) talk to my parents
b) completely FAIL at Boggle on my dad's phone
c) work on some secretsecretsecret but fun things :D
d) work on my thesis, because when I got basically a week extension on the rough draft I promptly stopped stressing/purposefully writing any for about a week, thus rendering the extension useless. :eyeroll-at-myself:
e) eat pretzels
As for what made me smile the most, definitely this poster... which may show up at any place in the blog post; attaching images when email-posting is something I have yet to figure out.
And also talking with neighbor-Megan after we got home. about how she will introduce herself to her Spanish classes this week "Hola. Me llamo es Seniorita Megan. Bienvenidos a la clase Espanol." Now read that again but pronounce all the letters like you would in English, including the h in "hola" and the ll in "llamo" and the annoying American ah (like "cat") in "clase."
We were all very tired and I laughed so hard my stomach hurt.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
on an unrelated note, today I learned a little lesson. That is, check the receipt BEFORE you leave the store, or else they will overcharge you enough to be significant but not enough to warrant the 20-minute drive there and another 20 minutes back. And then you lose five bucks and are very sore about it because you barely would have paid five for the stupid thing, but it's for a gift so you grit your teeth and get over it.
I did go shopping with neighbor-Megan today. we went to the best consignment shop in the world and I found a pair of three dollar jeans that I love. And the most adorable photo album ever. Which I came home and promptly filled with as many pictures as I own.