Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fangirl Day 1

So I'm a little behind but that's okay!

Adam Young: Also known as Owl City or Sky Sailing or my favorite band ever! Adam is an inspiration. His music is incredible. His lyrics, phenomenal. He also is very open about his faith. (Plus he not bad looking either! ;) ) If you have never listened to his music you NEED to go do it. NOW!

Glee: My FAVORITE TV show. It is so unrealistic, it's amazing. 'Hey, everybody, let's randomly break out in song and dance! Life is a musical!' But it has some realistic moments, too. It's funny and I love all the great characters. Oooooo and there's a new episode on tonight! <3

Old Musicals: If you've never seen a musical performed on stage, you are really missing out. If you've never a musical movie, you are just plain deprived! A couple weeks ago I went on my library's online catalog and I requested a bunch of old musicals on DVD. This last weekend I watched The Bandwagon, Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly, and a weird Alice in Wonderland musical..... They were so charming! The stories were clean (Guys and Dolls includes gambling and the girl is a show dancer but otherwise clean) The characters were great and the songs amazing. It makes me so sad that musicals have become kind of a dying breed. If you can't sing about your problems, what CAN you do????

Tangled: My favorite movie and the BEST Disney movie. I have not talked to one person, male or female, young or old, who does not like this movie. It is so charming and it combines romance, adventure, and comedy. It is completely clean and totally lloveable! Looooooooooove it!

More fangirl fun to come! :)
post signature

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jane Doe: Average or Awesome?

I was bored so I made one of those funny little 'How well do you know me' quizzes. Check it out! Click!: ------------->Jane Doe: Average or Awesome?
post signature

Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions."

That is a quote by Nikolai Gogol. I thought it was a great way to start off this post.
You know those things in life that you would love to pursue and improve your skills, but you don't have the time, money, or drive to do so?
Yes, I have a serious problem with this.
I have this problem x4.  
They are all things that I have dabbled in in the past and would love to get back to.
I have a passion for each one of them, but I have no idea which to start with or focus on.
It makes it even harder that they are all interconnected and one skill would add to the other.

The first of these for me is singing. Singing has always come naturally to me. When I was a girl my mother used to say I always had a song in my heart. (A phrase which I resented at the time strictly because she used it so much.... When I think about it now, I describes it perfectly because its not just a song stuck in my head but real singing comes from the heart.) Singing has mostly just been stuff in front of the mirror or in church but I have done some for performance. I have been told I have a good voice but its hard when its your friends, family and little old ladies who go to your church telling you so. I would love to take voice lessons or be in a choir. As of now I can only sing melody and  don't have a very good ear for specific notes.

The second is dancing. Dance has also been pretty natural for me. I can be graceful when I'm actually paying attention to where my limbs are.... I took ballet for several years but quit because I didn't like the teacher. I don't know that I would go back to ballet again but I would love to go into modern dance or ballroom. Recently I've had the chance to do West Coast Swing with some friends. I've been enjoying it greatly but I would to get more serious about it.

The third is piano. I took a couple of classes several years ago and I have basic knowledge of music from also playing recorder and flute for a time. (which I quit because I couldn't sing and play it...) I tried to teach myself chords but I'm afraid I failed miserably... The great thing about piano is I could play it to accompany my singing as well.

Last but not least is Drama, especially Musical Theatre. The thing I love most about musical theatre is it combines singing, dancing, and acting... I have done several small productions with a family (also known as my directors or my adopted family). I love them and what they do dearly, but sometimes I feel I'm not being challenged because they're children's plays... I have tried out for several of the plays at my high school but unfortunately my auditioning skills are apparently lacking.... I  am much more reserved and quiet and my nerves tend to interfere with my singing and acting skills..

Ah well I don't expect you to have the perfect answer for me. I thought I'd share my angst with you. Perhaps you can relate? Or maybe you have found ways to pursue your passions without draining your bank account? I'd love to hear about it!
post signature


Qui over at Dacing through Life is having a Fangirl week, I thought I'd link-up!
Here's what I'm fangirling:
  1. Adam Young
  2. Glee
  3. Old Musicals
  4. Tangled
If I think of anything else, I'll let you know! :) This should be fun, so be sure to stop and link-up as well!
post signature

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Long Tag

SO no one actually tags me in anything.... buuuuuuuut I did it anyway!!!
Your Favourite:
Color? What I like to call Electric Blue...
Candy? Starburst and gum :)
Main Dish? Chow Se Bows! :)
Dessert? COOKIES! :)
Drink? Apple Juice
Veggie? Carrots
Do You:
Talk on the phone everyday to someone who is not family? Not any more...
Read your Bible everyday? *Sigh* no...
Do lots of reading? Oh yes.
See your grandparents everyday? No, they live a couple states away
Bake a lot? Only when I'm craving something or need to
 Clean your room everyday? Heck no.
Have to say you're sorry to someone everyday? Well perhaps I should but I don't...
A Certain Thing You Dislike Of Each Category:
Veggie? Most of them... : P
Color? Gray (Unless  certain people are wearing it :) )
Animal? Ummm.... Don't know.
Drink? Tomato juice...
Go shopping? Thrift shops, consignment stores, Kohl's, Target, where ever I can get a good deal
Eat out? Rarely
Go visit? Church... Friends occassionally
Read a good book at? My room
What color is your room? Lavender.... but not for long!
Do You Have A:
Pet? No kinda given up on it...
Gift card at the moment? Starbucks, Target, Kohl's and the movie theatre
Sewing machine? Well I use my mom's
Big mess under your bed? Not too bad.. Just old toys and such
Pack of gum in your bag or purse? Not in my purse...
Computer in your room? Nope. :(
Have You Ever:
Been on a plane? Once. When I was 5.
Been out of state? Oh goodness do I even remember all of them? California, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Illinois. (Okay so I looked at a map...)
Been in a eighteen wheeler? Um what is that??
Been in a car accident? Nope
Read about a hundred and fifty page book in about an hour? Probably
More Random:
Do you share a room with anyone? Nope!
Have you ever gone swimming in a pond? Don't think so...
How old are you? 16.
What year were you born? 1995
Are you related to anyone important or famous? Don't think so
Have you ever met a vice president? Um no.
Are you getting bored yet? Well, I'm watching Covert Affiars as well
A picture:

Geometry class = Best class ever

What are you thinking? That I'm forgettig something... And That I have no idea what to do... *sigh*post signature

Thursday, April 21, 2011


The other day I was feeling inspired by the Spring sun and my new Toms so I went out to do a photoshoot. I thought I'd share some of the highlights with you! :)

A lovely Daffodil bud

Beautiful sunshine!

Opps forgot to turn off the zoom... But not a bad picture!

Kickin' back

SKY :) I love the sky.

Looking off into the sky...

This cute little photogenetic birdhouse

Walking down the path of life

I like to call this Indecision

I like the curve of the rocks...
What's your favorite?
( Btw I don't have a watermark but these are all my pictures so please don't steal them!)
post signature

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I've got a dream!

To all you fanatics out there... Yes, that was a Tangled reference.

Yesterday, I got the Tangled soundtrack.
 I have not been able to stop listening to it whether I'm actually listening to it or one of the songs is just running through my head. I love it.
Last night, as I was lying in bed, Tangled soundtrack playing in the background, I realized my new dream. (Other than Flynn Rider of course ;) )

My new dream is to play Rapunzel when Tangled goes to Broadway. (Hmmmm....... Might have to start growing my hair out.....)

Anyone know someone to play Flynn opposite me??

What's your dream?

post signature

Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthday Buzz

(Like my alliteration??)
Alright so first things first... you're all wondering what I did for my birthday. I didn't do anything too exciting but I'm map out my day for you.
  • Slept in!!! :)
  • Went into the kitchen to find: 1) Flowers and a note from my brother *gasp* and 2) My mother making blueberry muffins *yummmmm*
  • Lazed around and finished Matilda by Roald Dahl (Which I have to say is one of my favorite books.... I had read once before when I was young but I decided to read it again :) )
  • Got dressed
  • Felt very 16! :)
  • Hung out and went on facebook and blogger
  • Got 48 wall posts, 7 texts, and one phone call wishing me a happy birthday :)
  • Got bored because I was avoiding doing homework...
  • Helped my mom make my favorite food ever : CHOW SE BOWS!!!! (Read: Chinese pork-filled buns of goodness)
  • Went to the store with my dad to pick ice cream (Cookie Dough *yum*)
  • Ate!!!! :)
  • Opened presents
  • Ate Ice cream
  • Went to bed
Wait, I know that next question.... What did I get for my birthday? I will tell you.

Well, back in the fall, I told my parents that I wanted to re-do my room for my birthday because its very purple and cluttered.... So I got :
  • A bedspread ----------> (not my picture)
  • Probably this paint ----------> (We haven't bought yet but we looked at paint chips and this is our favorite)
  • Pop tarts, Peachie-O's, and gum
  • My brother got me flowers. :)
  • Gray TOMS!!!!!!!! :) -------->
My best friend was going to visit me on my birthday but it didn't work out, so she came to see me yesterday. First thing she asked me was if I got Owl City tickets (the 2nd thing on my wish list) and I said no and that I was just planning on buying them myself. She then handed me a card and told me to open it. This is what I found ---------------------->

Oh and Photoshoot pictures coming soon!
post signature


Abby at Follow God {Every Day} is having a giveaway! Check it out!

post signature

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Personality Test

I love taking personality quizzes here's one thats been going around blogger. :)
My results:
Your personality type: "Dreamy Idealist"

Quiet, reflective and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with. Extremely loyal. Adaptable and laid-back unless a strongly-held value is threatened. Usually talented writers. Mentally quick and able to see possibilities. Interested in understanding and helping people.

Careers that could fit you include:

Writers, artists, counselors, social workers, English teachers, fine arts teachers, child care workers, clergy, missionaries, psychologists, psychiatrists, scientists, political activists, editors, education consultants, journalists, religious educators, social scientists.

Renowned persons with similar personality types:
  • Albert Schweitzer, theologian, musician and physician
  • George Orwell, author and journalist
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, writer
  • James Taylor, singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • John F. Kennedy Jr., lawyer, journalist and publisher
  • Lisa Kudrow, actress
  • Mary, mother of Jesus
  • Peter Jackson, filmmaker
  • Diana Frances Spencer, princess of Wales
  • William Shakespeare, English poet and dramatist
See for yourself! http://www.41q.com/
post signature

Friday, April 15, 2011

Awkward - Awesome: Spring Break Edition

So I had my Spring Break last week and I've been meaning to do this several days but.... well I'm a procastinator. So here it is!
  • The kid on the bus who was totally flirting with me...
  • The same kid who had to tell me several times that he was going to California for the Break.... Are you trying to make me jealous? Because it MIGHT be working....
  • People asking me what I was going to do on my Break..... "Well I'm going to be sitting around at home alone on the computer and watching TV. Oh yea, BEST BREAK EVER!!!!" (So I ended up getting to do more than that but thats pretty much what I had planned...)
  • My guy friend who had to text me from California several times to tell me how WARM and SUNNY it was.... So it rained the whole week here.... Does that mean you have to rub it on?!?
  • I tried to find out if the Barn I ride at needed any help.... And waiting the whole day for an answer that never came....
  • Communication breakdowns with parents.... Every teenagers FAVORITE thing!!!
  • Watching Pride and Prejudice with middle schoolers who are whining about the length...
  • Being asked what the scab on my arm is from.... Yes, I picked at a zit but I'm not going to tell you that!!!
  • Having a 6th grader ask me if I'd been using something for my acne...
  • Running out of things to do....
  • Leaving my math homework to the last day, then opening my notebook only to find that I already did it..... No idea when but it was finished.... Way to not procastinate for once!!!
  • Leaving the reading of All Quiet on the Western Front to the last couple days.... and having only 15 pages out of the 6 chapters you had to read left on the first day back.....
  • Having a reading check with one question from those 15 pages I didn't have time for....
  • Almost being driven to a place with one friend and then leaving with another... ( I ended up being driven by my parents..)
  • Having my friends tell me when I should or shouldn't have my birthday party.... (Well.. at least I know they want to be there)
  • Wanting to correct people who try to sing the Friday song because I know almost all the words...
  • Having more awkwards and awesomes but forgetting them because I put it off...
  • Just being on Spring Break....
  • Finally getting my recomendation forms out...
  • Going to my best friend's house and then having her come shopping with us the next day!
  • Finally finding a AH-mazing comforter
  • Watching Pride and Prejudice for the first time!!
  • Going Swing dancing!!!
  • Doing THE best April Fool's joke on one of my friends!
  • Having him tell me that it was the best he'd heard all day... (I wasn't sure if he'd be mad or like... lose all respect for me..)
  • Singing the Friday song to annoy people!!!
  • My mom telling me we're going on an "adventure" that ended up being lunch, a ceramic shop where I painted a jewery tree and shopping!
  • Having cute new clothes to wear all this week! :)
  • Looking at paint colors for my room!
  • Having most my friends tell me the date I want to have my party will work for them!
  • Reading Obsessed by Ted Dekker <3
  • Watching lots of charlieissocoollike videos!
  • Showing my friend charlieissocoollike and getting her hooked, too.
  • Singing with mybff! :)
  • Flipping my hair part and having it make a huge difference!
  • Having 15 amazing followers. <3 :)
post signature

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Someone's got a birthday coming up.....

So I know this girl.....
and her birthday is Saturday.

She will be turning 16.

It will also be her golden birthday because Saturday is the 16th.... ( For those of you not familiar with this term your golden birthday is the year your age matches the day on which you were born.)

She's pretty excited.

Oh yeah..... That girl is me.
 post signature

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Glass - Half Full? Or Half Empty?

What is the answer to that age old question - Is the glass half full or half empty?
A friend of mine always says that the glass is just too big.
Personally, I think it depends on whether you're filling the glass or drinking from it.
What do you think? Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

I was wondering... Is it possible to be both?
Well, not at the same time, but does one always have to just an optimist or just a pessimist?
I find myself to be a little of both. I'd say on a normal basis I'm pretty optimistic, but at times I find myself in slumps that I just don't have a positive to say. It depends on the stituation and my mood. (My most frequent answer to opinion questions.)
The glass for instance - If I was pouring into the glass, it would be half full. However, if I'm drinking out of it, it would be half empty.
See what I mean? It depends on your perspective. 
 Personality factors into it but for the most part, it's a choice - are you going to allow yourself to find every negative thing you can to say about this stituation? Or are you going to make the most of it and try to find a way to make it enjoyable?
I always find myself feeling a lot better after the time I found a silver lining on the gray clouds.

 It can be difficult, it can be annoying, but in the end, you'll be glad you did!

post signature

A Musical tag..

list ten musical artists below, before reading the questions. If you read the question it won't just ruin it for the readers, but for yourself to.
1. Adam Young
2. The Postal Service
3. Jack's Mannequin
4. Christina Perri
5. Death Cab for Cutie
6. Skillet
7. Relient K
8. Hawk Nelson
9. And Then There Were None
10. Hillsong United
now onto the questions:

what was the first song that you ever heard by number six?
Ohhhh gosh...... Do I even remember??? Rebirthing???
what is your favorite song by number eight?
Ohhhh... I used to LOVE them but I'm kinda grew out of them... I really like Words We Speak though

what kind of impact has number one had on your life?
Oh dearest Adam.... You've gotten me through many hard times... I often turn Adam on when I just need to calm down...
what is your favorite lyric by number five?
I don't really know toooo many of their songs very well because I've just gotten into them
"how many times have you seen number four live in concert?
Oh never.... I only know one of her songs... lol
what is your favourite song by number seven?
Oh goodness.... Well I dearly love Mood Rings... and Faking my own suicide... but a serious song is...Let it all out

is there any song by number three that makes you sad?
Not particularly....
what is your favourite song by number nine? 
Right Here Waiting :)
how did you first discover number two?
Pandora! :)
how did you first discover number three?

what is your favorite song by number four?
Jar of Hearts <3
is there a song by number eight that makes you sad?
I Still Miss You
how many times have you seen number six live?
Twice! :) I went to a concert last year on Halloween and then I saw them at Creation Fest NW (AMAZING show btw...)
what is your favorite song by number one?
Oh my goodness.... That is sooooo hard.... I LOVE his cover of In Christ Alone but my favorite song written by him is.... probably If My Heart was a House :) <3
how did you become a fan of number ten?
Well I had heard a couple of their songs at different retreats but I started realizing that they had some really great lively worship songs. :)

I tag YOU! ;)

post signature

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Human love is often but the encounter of two weaknesses.
Francois Mauriac

High school relationships are very.... interesting. Sometimes they turn out well and stay together to get married and have a family.
 But usually they fall apart.
I have been in a few myself but as you can tell from my verb tense, they ended. I'm not telling you whether you should or shouldn't, because thats a personal choice but I'll tell you some things I've noticed about them.

Teenagers, girls especially, tend to look at their significant other and think "He/she's SO perfect!" The thing is we all know no one is perfect. But some are either just oblivious to their faults or just ignore them. The problem with this is when you have a conflict all of a sudden you start realizing all these things that this person has issues with. Everyone has their weaknesses so I don't think there's a need to point them out in a way thats rude or judgemental. However when you're in a relationship (or even just a friendship) realizing that the other person has weaknesses and knowing what some of them can help things go a little smoother.
The other side that happens particularly in controlling relationships is when you're not only aware of their weaknesses but you're walking on eggshells doing everything you can to avoid upsetting them.  This seems like a good idea because  then no one gets hurt however if they're not made aware of their problems then they can't get help in that area and the problem only worsens. Confrontting people can be very difficult but when you don't say anything, you're only enabling them and that doesn't help anyone. 

So what can you do, you ask? Well, the way God made relationships is so cool in the fact that He often pairs you with someone who balances you out. Althouigh having oppositee weaknesses can be difficult and frustrating, if you both do your part to be understanding and to keep each other accountable, you can have a great relationship. Recognize their weaknesses and yes even be sensitive to them but remember to help them try to improve as well.
post signature(Not my pictures)