Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Polar Bears

When most people think of a polar bear, they think of a great beast, rearing up in the arctic, roaring and swiping its paws.  After my trip to the zoo the other day, from now on when I think of a polar bear, I will forever think of...
A great white bear and a little boy, playing together. 
It was sooooo cute!  The zoo has a new polar bear exhibit, where you can watch the polar bear swimming underwater and above the water.  There was a little boy watching the bear, and the bear would go under the water, make eye contact with the boy, and they would both pop up at the same time!
And some people say animals have no feelings.  Psh!

Fare thee well, friend!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cough cough hack...

Y'know, I hate colds.  I think I hate colds worse than nausea.  Nausea is generally only around for only a little bit, and it usually goes away when you throw up.  Not colds.  A cold can last for weeks, and it's constantly in your face, like it's screaming for your attention.  It floods your face like an over-fed river.  It lodges in your throat and sticks there for days, so you can't talk, can't sing, and in extreme cases, have a hard time breathing.  You're constantly sniffing, and it's hard to sleep.
Yep.  I hate colds.

Fare thee well, friend!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Defy Gravity!

Hey, so, sorry about the wait.  Girls' camp and all that.  This was definitely one of the best years I've ever had at camp.  It was amazing!  Everyone went out of their way to make everyone else feel happy and loved.  And Karu got me a Captain America pez dispenser. >:)
Coming home was fun, too, though.  Getting a shower, changing into clothes that weren't a T-shirt and jeans, and, of course, going to see Wicked in Salt Lake!
See, we got the tickets for Christmas, and we've been waiting for this forever!  My Gramma even flew out to see it with us!  Saturday it was finally here!
I'll admit, after having grown up on the CD, I was worried I would be disappointed.  Y'know, not what I expected to hear.
Oh no.  It was amazing!  Best moment was "Defying Gravity," and the second was "As Long as You're Mine."  It was so well done!  If you ever get the chance to see it, don't delay!  See the Emerald City, meet the Wicked Witches of the East and the West, and laugh at Glinda's attempts to make poor Elpheba "Popular."

Fare thee well, friend!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Dancing in the Rain

First off, apologies for not posting sooner, it's been a crazy couple of weeks.  Second, another apology for this week, I won't be posting for a little while.  I've got girls' camp.
In any case...
Have you ever danced in the rain?  I've always loved rain, but I've never actually danced in it until last Friday.  I discovered something then: it's fun!  You've got to try it sometime!  All the fencing girls grabbed hands and skipped in a circle, heads tilted to the beauty of the cloudy rain!  It was complete magic!

Fare thee well, friend!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Chamber of Secrets has been opened...

For those of you who don't know, I am a huge Potter freak.  Recently J.K. Rowling set up a new website called Pottermore that allows you to search the "chapters" for new information she's putting out about the wizarding world. (It's a bit confusing to explain if you haven't been on.)  I finished the first book months ago and have been waiting for ages for "The Chamber of Secrets" to be set up. 
After months and months of waiting.
Is it weird that I keep celebrating the fact that the Chamber of Secrets has been opened?
They have a bunch of neat new games, like degnoming the Weasely's garden and things like that, but I think the best part is that they have random Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans lying all around.  It's amusing to see this little round shape, pick it up, and discover just what flavor you have.  The weirdest one so far has been lavender-flavored.

Fare thee well, friend!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It stinks when...

When you do everything you're supposed to, and it all comes to naught.  Or worse, you do what you're supposed to and somehow make everything worse.  Do me a favor, and when you can see that people are only trying to do the right thing, be kind to them.  Don't tear them apart because things didn't go the way you want and you somehow think they're to blame.

Fare thee well, friend.

Monday, July 9, 2012

AP Test Scores!!

The scores are in, and the winner is...
Haha, just joking, I got my AP test scores today (finally!  They take FOREVER!)!  Just FYI, I took the literature test, which involves reading comprehension and writing essays on books you've read over the years.  The scores range from 1-5, 1 being the worst and 5 being the very best.
Anyone wanna guess what I got?
I GOT A FIVE!!!!  I was happy. :)  Life is good.

Fare thee well, friend!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A big, threatening BUTTON!

It's official.  I love David Tenant.  I liked Christopher Ecclestone playing Dr. Who, but David Tenant takes the win.  Not only do I find him more attractive, but he's also definitely funnier and happier and soo freaking EPIC! 
I like it.

Fare thee well, friend!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Rain and Groban

There are some things that just go together.  Chocolate and peanut butter, Kay and velvet, and rain and Josh Groban.  That voice of his, so rich and powerful, with the rain pattering behind you and the smell of it so soothing and sweet, the clouds a gentle, calming grey...  Ah!  It's so perfect!  Rain and Josh Groban most definitely belong together.  I always listen to his music when it rains.   Y'know Julie Andrews' song, "Favorite Things?"  Well, this is definitely on my list.

Fare thee well, friend!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!  Here's a thanks for all those amazing people who sacrificed so much to give us the freedoms we have today!  George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the countless soldiers who have given their lives for us!
Just as a fun-fact, did you know we have our very own Mulan story?  I think her name was Sybill, and she had a bullet-wound in her leg, and that's how she was found out.  She was given an honorable discharge. :)

Fare thee well, friend!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Y'know how some disasters aren't as important to you because they don't directly affect you?  That's how I've been feeling about the fires all over the valley.  Not that I'm not worried about them, but I didn't think I personally had anything to fear from them.
Now I do.  The mountain closest to my home, the one I can see from the window, the one we would tell stories about in elementary school, has caught fire.  If it's another idiot with fireworks or something, I'm going to vote they get banned this year.  It's freaking me out a little bit.  I've got all the emergency stuff I'll need for my books just in case.  ;)
Hoping the fires are put out quickly.

Fare thee well, friend!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Too... hot...

This is ridiculous.  This weather.  It's too much.  And on top of it all, our AC isn't working right.  No wonder I've been feeling sluggish all summer.  I can tell you, it makes sleeping a pain.  I go to bed with one cover because it's too hot, and wake up too cold at night. 
All I can say is, I hope we have a cold winter.  I enjoy cold winters.  I like cuddling under a blanket with hot chocolate and a good book after playing out in the snow.  Or a big thunderstorm.  I love thunderstorms.
Here's hoping for cooler, wetter weather!

Fare thee well, friend!