Sunday, November 28, 2010

"But you don't really care for music, do ya?"

Hallelujah -- Celtic Thunder

Serious love for Celtic Thunder Christmas right now. Oh how I love the holiday season, and these lovely Irish men make it all that much better. 

Alright, boring life update.

The bronchitis is just about gone. I keep feeling better and then forgetting to take my meds. Who needs breathing anyway?

Thanksgiving didn't have any crying or yelling! No broken glass, only one person bled... I consider it a success. It didn't hurt that the adults were all tipsy within a half hour. Hey, Irish Catholic families. What can you do? 

Friday night, we had yet another football game...Whoo! We're in the playoffs, and this one was supposed to be a tough one. We won 17 - 0. Yeah. One more game before the state championships. That is insane. It would be the perfect end to my marching band career, don't you think? 

Saturday, my family, my boyfriend, and I all smushed ourself into Excalibur and headed to Athens, GA. 

[Perfect road trip car. Did I mention that there is a drink cooler built into the glove compartment. Yes.]

While there, mom happily hung out with her super fly homies [aka my godmothers], leaving the other three of us to fend for ourselves.

"Um, yeah. You're gross."

After running a 5K, Q and my bickering was not as amusing to her.
Overall, I deem it a successful trip.

Also, breaking news. I think I'm going to put myself on a diet. 

Not a hardcore one or anything, but I have no energy at all. I don't have time to exercise, but I might as well take control of what I eat.

We'll see how long this lasts.

May the force be with y'all.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Take me down to the paradise city, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty."

Paradise City - Guns n Roses

So, as some of you know, I receive writing prompts in the [That doesn't work as well as "in the mail". Hm...] sometimes. Well, this one, I'm stealing from Amy at Happily Ever After.

Top 5 Reasons why my Hometown is Better than Everyone Else's:

1. You know everyone, so if someone kidnaps you, you're always able to tell the police who it was.

 ...And who their momma is, where they live, and which church they attend.
2. You get a chance to wear every season's clothes every day because it is freezing in the morning, burning up in the afternoon, and has a nice autumn breeze in the evening.
And in the summer, no clothes are necessary because they would melt right off of you anyways. Shoes? They are optional all year round.
3. I never need to call home and check in because my neighbors do that for me.
The same rule applies to grades on tests and whether or not I turn in my homework.
4. None of that meddlesome travelling for Thanksgiving and Christmas; my family all lives in town.
It makes it so much easier to bond with your cousins when you all go to the same high school.
5. No hard decisions when it comes to where to shop or eat.
With only five or six stores in town, and just as many good decent restaurants, it is never hard to choose where to go. [The exception to that statement is Mexican restaurants. We have tons of those, and they are all good.]

In other news, I'm sick. The docs told me that I have bronchitis. Aka "turn around and drop your pants so we can pump you full of antibiotics and steroids."

Aside from the two shots, I'm on seven different meds.

Just in time for the annual family smackdown Thanksgiving meal.

May the force be with y'all.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

“Ooooh, we’re halfway there. Ooooh, living on a prayer.”

Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

First off, preview tiny photo of my 80s costume!


It looks kind of off because my arms are up, but yeah. Check out the hair.

Second, I GOT IN TO GA TECH! Hells yeah. That’s my number one school, and I’m so super pumped. One of my closest guy friends got in, and we’ve been planning on going there together for as long as I can remember. I still can barely believe it.

I just got home from an all day academic bowl tournament, and I’m exhausted, so….I’m considering going to bed. And yes. It is 7:03. Does that make me lame super cool?

Quote of the day:

Mom – You have a handful with Q.

Me – He wishes.

Mom – So do you.

May the force be with y’all.


Friday, November 12, 2010

"To days of inspiration, playing hooky, making something out of nothing..."

La Vie Boheme - Rent

Tonight, our halftime show for the football game is 80s themed, and we have to dress up. The only problem is that I still don't know what I'm going to wear!

I was going to do the whole Risky Business thing, but they told us last night that it has to be dress code appropriate, and my shorts are too short....Sigh.

This would have been the best costume ever! With boxers instead of tighty whiteys, of course.
I'm considering doing the whole hairband thing...But I don't know. I only have a few hours to come up with something. Plus I'm supposed to be working on my AP Lit online classwork right now. Ooopsy daisy.

Ballin', right? Right.
I mean, as much as I love Flashdance, everyone does that, you know? And a couple of girls are rocking windsuits.

Hmmm. We'll see.

You guys have any ideas?

Sunday, November 07, 2010

“Honey, I know this act. It’s called the Tango: Maureen.”

Tango:  Maureen – RENT

I am so exhausted that it’s not even funny. Like, it is really sad.


I had to work really hard to get everything done for my online class because we had a pep rally during 4th block. That is when I finish up all of the work that I need to for my class. But no. I had to play with the band instead. Really fun! Biggest waste of time ever.

Then there was the football game battle of the marching bands against our rivals. Like, seriously. The score ended up being sixty-something us and zero them. It was really sad. Our band was cheering for their school. But their band is a state recognized program, much like ours, so we had fun battling. We also did a combined halftime show. But it was miserable. We got there at four to practice, and it was raining…and freezing. And then we sat out there and ate pizza in the cold rain until the game started at 7:30. We didn’t leave until about 10. It was so icky.

Saturday and Sunday:

This weekend has been really hard. Like I said in my last post, my close friends’ father is dying of cancer. A group of friends and I spent this weekend at the hospital with them taking shifts sitting with him and holding his hands. The cancer has taken his digestive tract and they’ve taken him off of liquid nutrition. He has been unresponsive because they have him on pain meds so that he will remain comfortable. We know that he can hear us though, so we all sit in there and talk with him.

We’ve had waves of emotion all weekend. Some moments, we are all laughing and joking around and remembering funny stories. Other times, we are all crying and holding one another. It has been an extreme emotional journey, and it is taking its toll on all of us.

I have gained so much respect for a couple of my friends though. One of them graduated last year and goes to college in a city about half and hour away, but he drove down and spent all weekend at the hospital with the family. He’s driving back to school tonight, but he is going to come back and spend the night tomorrow night as well. As hard as my body is taking it, I know that he cannot feel very well right now, but he is still holding in there because he loves the family. Same goes for another guy and girl who have been there too. People always talk about how apathetic teenagers are these days, but they don’t know this group. There has been a constant flow of teenagers showing up to support the family all weekend. Besides the six of us who spent almost all weekend there, there were many others who showed up with food and spent time sitting around his bed and talking with us. There was so much love there, and it makes me so much more optimistic about human beings.

This has just been a long weekend. It doesn’t help that  I’ve been having dizzy spells all weekend. Mom just medicated me to make sure that I’m not getting an ear infection or the flu. I don’t have time. We are hosting an academic bowl meet two weeks from tomorrow, and as the captain of the team, I have so much shit to do that it’s not even funny.

I’m just…tired.


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

“Nobody wins.”

Nobody Wins – The Veronicas

Keep one of my friend’s family in your prayers tonight. His dad was diagnosed with cancer this summer, and this week, it has taken a turn for the worse. I really don’t know how much longer he has.

He has been one of the few father figures that I’ve had. My own father has never really been around, and he has always been around to ask me what I’m up to and to be concerned about me.

My friend is really close to him, and I’m worried about how he is going to react, so please just keep everyone in your thoughts. Thank you.