Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

A mighty dilemma evaluates my atmosphere in a vocal sect.

October 10, 2009

Oh wow, it’s been nearly a month since I last posted. I now have a job: I’m a courtesy clerk at Safeway. I’ve been working there a little over two weeks. I got my second paycheck today and it still feels really, really weird to actually have money to spend. I haven’t bought anything yet. I think I may save most of it, or maybe buy a camera or something.

My Star Trek t-shirt arrived last week, finally. Rachel and I wore them to school on the same day and it was grand. I haven’t watched as much Star Trek lately as I wish I had, although Rachel and I are going to be red shirts for Halloween and are having a sleepover this week to plan our costumes.

Oh, Homecoming was a blast, by the way. I went with Kaitlyn, Lizzy, and Rachel to a pizza place for dinner and after the dance we went to Lizzy’s house for a sleepover. It was so much fun!

I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but I have six penpals. I only meant to have one or two, but one thing turned to another and… anyway, I received my first letter in the mail today, from Minhee in Korea. She wrote on this very beautiful stationary and included a very tiny picture of herself. I need to think of something creative to do regarding the letter I write back to her.

I’ve watched quite a few movies lately, including, but not limited to (in order of rememberance):
*The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
*Bright Star (pre-viewing with my dad awhile ago)
*Kate and Leopold
and so on and so forth… for some reason I can’t remember any others at the moment…

I’ve done a bit of knitting lately, mainly a colorful scrappy scarf and part of a yellow hat (that was today). Other than the above, I’ve been busy with work and school and loads of other average things. My life’s been really great, lately, though.

I can’t wait for:
*Halloween
*Tomorrow (probably going with my father to Goodwill)
*Thursday (sleepover at Rachel’s house)
*November (NaNoWriMo!!!)
*Friday (getting my third paycheck/working)

Now, it’s rather late and I am very tired. I started watching a movie tonight called “La Moustache” and I think it’s going to end up being really good. I’m going to try and watch the rest tomorrow.

As a last note, I’m going to try and post here more often in the future. It’s been far too long.

Young pictures of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner:

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I am happy, had a great Halloween, and am wishing my sister Emma a happy 11th birthday.

November 1, 2008

That is all.

EXCEPT, NANOWRIMO HERE I COME!!!

I have a Halloween costume, finally!

October 30, 2008

…and it is pretty spiffy.  I am excited, so very excited.  It is something I was already thinking about being, if that gives you a hint.

Oh wow gosh golly gee… I would say more but, as always, I am up much later than I wanted to be and will undoubtedly fall asleep in AP Euro tomorrow, AGAIN.

Sorry this is terribly short, but I am tired.

Darn.  I already said that.

Anyway, farewell.

A MUCH busier day than yesterday… or was it?

October 26, 2008

What even constitutes being busy?  I was out nearly all day, but I was not really busy.  Ah, well, who cares?

My father and I went out today.  Firstly we went to Target and bought an MP3 player for Emma’s birthday.  It is nice and shiny.  We also got a few other things, including a skirt, leggings, and a cardigan for me.  Yes, I said cardigan.  It is striped, if that gives you an image.  I have been wanting one for forever and now I have one.  The best part?  It was in the clearance section.  Only FIVE DOLLARS.  Is that not a deal?

Oh, and Danya, I think I saw your mother and brother in the Halloween costume section of Target.  It might not have been them, but if so then you should know that there are clones of the majority of your family running around buying Halloween costumes and quite possibly planning to TAKE OVER THE WORLD.

So anyways, after Target we went to Super Fresh.  There was this deal where, if you buy forty dollars worth of General Mills products, you get a free turkey, and we did that, so today we got a FREE TURKEY for Thanksgiving. How great is that?

Oh, and for lunch we went to the Philly Cheesesteak Factory.  I like that place.  However, I filled up a cup with Birch Beer and it overflowed.  I do not think they noticed.  The floor was already plenty sticky.

The majority of my family is, at this moment, going out to dinner at Golden Corral.  I do not like that place plus I have had a long day out already, so I am staying home.  My father is as well, and he will be making us chicken fried rice for dinner.  Believe me, he is the king at making it.  It is delicious.

I STILL have yet to make or think of a Halloween costume.  I was planning on not waiting until the last minute this year but I fear that will soon not be an option.

Oh yeah, and guess what Benny’s costume is this year?  It is that skeleton thing where the blood squirts through the chest.  And he is only in kindergarten.  How ridiculous is that?  When I was in kindergarten, I was a princess.  That was back when my mother sewed out costumes, and I had lovely pink flowing robes with gold trim and a tall pointy princess hat to match.  When Jake was in kindergarten, she sewed him a dalmatian costume.  It was adorable, and we still have it.  Those days, costumes were made to last and lots of money was not spent on a costume you would only wear a few times, maybe even only on Halloween night.

Those were the days…

Oh, and Lydia will either be a tiger ballerina or baby spiderman.  We have both costumes already, and it will be great.

The end.

Random Things Smashed Together

October 24, 2008

The ultrasound was rescheduled to Tuesday.  What with timing and all (and somebody watching Lydia so she would not go crazy in the waiting room), it did not work out.  I.  Can.  Not.  Wait.

I think it would be interesting if I dressed up as Sarah Palin for Halloween, but it might offend people who support her, plus I would feel ridiculous being her the entire night, so that idea is almost out the door.

I finished reading The Truth About the Irish today.  It was extremely interesting and explored the various stereotypes of the Irish and the truth/non-truth behind them.  I also did both of the outlines for AP Euro.  I think I am getting better with the outlines, seeing as it took me about the same amount of time to outline two chapters as it took me to outline one at the beginning of the year.

Oh boo, I wanted to go to bed earlier than usual.  I guess that cannot be expected to happen on The Office/Saturday Night Live Thursday.  Thursdays are the only days I watch television, and only for those two shows (unless something really interesting comes on, which last happened… uh, never…).

Oh, I still need a Halloween costume… I will have to think of something exciting and… it seems so far away but it is not.

I still need to finish my Ravenclaw scarf.  I have no more blue yarn and need to get some more(shocker, eh?).

This is what it looks like so far:

Anyway, good-bye.

Happy October Twenty-third!

P.S. Laura, I now see why you like the French Revolution so much.  I enjoyed reading about it a lot. (And am I  the only one that was creeped out by the killing nurses and that one girl in a book who strangled her ‘mistress’s’ child?)

Is it really that hard to find a dress?

October 12, 2008

Yes, apparently it is, at least for me. Probably because I am extremely picky and particular. Surprisingly, my father did not get THAT mad at me when I still did not find a dress after searching many, many different places. Most of them were in the mall, which, as I told you all yesterday, I despise, so maybe that is why I did not find anything I liked. Preconceived notions and all.

Other than going dress shopping, I finished my To Kill a Mockingbird project. It looks pretty great and I am hoping my teacher thinks so too, as it could boost my 89% grade to an A. It is not an A so far because of a lack of participation in class on my part.

There were a lot of lovely skirts I would have liked to take a look at at one of the vintage clothing shops we went dress-shopping at, but my father was in a rush to get back home and then drive with my mother to somewhere where one of Jake’s bands was playing their last “farewell” concert at, so we hurried back home, no dress in hand as I said.

Oh gee, I forgot that I wanted to knit the corkscrew scarf (or at least start) this weekend.  Ah, well, this week’s days are short so I can do it then.

I started thinking more about Halloween costumes and researching today.  I think I have an idea of what I want to be but, then again, I am still not positive.

Wow, it is not yet seven.  I would have guessed much later.

There is nothing more for me to say except

Benny got an argyle vest and I am jealous of him for that.

Bye now.

“Monday is Tacky Day. Mind if I borrow your clothes?”

October 12, 2008

I asked my family if anybody would mind being insulted, and my mother said that Clara would not, so I asked her this question.  I thought it was pretty clever, but she just said it was not funny.  She says that a lot.  Spoilsport.

Uh, I did… nothing today.  And it felt like the Thursday we had off, which was crazy.

Oh, I babysat Lydia for almost four hours.  Now I have some more money towards my glasses fund.

Yeah, and I completely forgot that I actually did do something, but nothing came out of it so…anyway, we went to look for a dress for me for homecoming.  We went to this one crazy expensive place and then another that only had baby clothes.  Ridiculous, right?  Yeah, so tomorrow we are going to check out some vintage clothing places and, if worst comes to worst, the mall.  I despise the mall.

This coming week seems like it will be busy and exciting.  Very good, I daresay.  Wednesday are the PSATs, so it will be great to have Wednesday Club afterwards.

Oh, my father found this awesome cardboard tree trunk thing.  It is basically part of a tree trunk, except made of cardboard, and it is flat on one end so it can be hung on the wall and such.  It will be perfect for the To Kill a Mockingbird project.

Ugh, I need to trim my bangs soooo badly.  They have grown over double the length they should be.

Oh geez, AND I still need a birthday present for my friend’s party next week, and a Halloween costume… I think I know what I want to be, but I need to make it still.

My, my, things are crazy…

(I used crazy a lot during this post, did I not?)

Farewell.  May your days be full of happiness.

“Why is there a hole in your head? Oh, wait, nobody else can see that.”

September 28, 2008

Slate.

(what does that even mean?)

A day where I felt like I did nothing.  Unless I have some material proof, most days leave me feeling like this.

I have a couple parties coming up.  Parties are good.  Plus Halloween, also good.  I still need to think of a costume to make.

I think my bald spot is growing back.  I guess my life is less stressful, or something… though it does not exactly feel like it.

I would include countdowns to things coming up (Halloween, NaNoWriMo, various parties, Paper Towns, etc.), but I do not feel like looking up how many days there are until ________, so I am not going to do so.

On a side track, I really like coupons.  I just got back from the grocery store, where my parents saved over forty dollars from coupons.  Yeah, coupons are pretty nice.

I have not done much reading lately… excluding schoolwork, of course, which I do not consider to count in this manner.

To Kill a Mockingbird, textbook on Western European History… nah, neither count.

I feel like watching the History Channel right about now… maybe when I am done with this.

Oh, I want to make a cardigan.  My Mrs. Darcy cardigan is going extremely slowly, probably because I only worked on it for one day.

I began unraveling the gigantic cabled sweater I bought from goodwill a while ago.  Here is what it looks like on Benny with his head cut off:

(though it really is much bigger in person)

Hmm, I want to make something with a lot of buttons.  I adore buttons.

Man, I wish money did not exist… bring back bartering!

Anyway, I am rambling, I should probably go now.

Farewell.