Friday, April 30, 2010
18% said, Yes!
18% said, No.
45% said, What is that?
another 18 % said, A couple of times.
Seeing as many of you aren't aware, The Buried Life is an amazing show on MTV. It's reality show (don't worry, a good one!) about a group of guys traveling around crossing things off of their bucket list. Very much like what I'm trying to do here, but not succeeding! If you have not seen it, I really think you should check it out! Go over to http://www.theburiedlife.com/ or http://www.mtv.com/shows/buried_life/series.jhtml. I'm glad a handful of you watch it! I'm not sure if they are having a second season (the first ended in March?) but I sure hope they do!
So.... about my Flower List. Things are slow. I mean, a lot of these things I can't accomplish right now! Mostly I want to travel places and that will have to wait. I'm still working hard on being able to do a spilt and I've seen progress, minor but still. I hope I can start working on #1: Make a Tree House. I had plans to make it in my summer house where it's very woodsy but I'm not sure what trees would work for it! #5: Learn How to Play a Guitar, might start this fall! It depends on my grade and how things fall into place. I haven't gotten around to writing and scanning more of my goals but trust me there's more! Hopefully more that can be done in the near future.
I just added a new poll now, and it may not have the theme of 'Bucket Lists' but I wanted to know all of your opinions!!
If anyone has created their own list or ideas, leave a comment or if you know my Facebook, inbox me! I'm always looking for inspiration and ways to help.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
As for my poll explanation, I'm short on time right now so we'll leave that for tomorrow hopefully!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Before reading, *SPOILER ALERT*
I don't know about you, but I cry a lot. I mean, I even cried when I was eight watching Finding Nemo! And there were a lot of tear-jerking moments last night. The one that actually made me reach for a tissue though had to be when Finn's mother was telling him about how she still talks to his father every night, waiting for him to talk back. I thought the scene was so good! And they really accomplished a lot 'cause there was so many other times I felt like letting a few tears by. I thought they made the conflicts that occurred because of Finn and Kurt's parents dating very real. I've never lost a parent, and my parents haven't been divorced but I think that the dating transition would be hard for me too. I thought having Kurt jealous of Finn's relationship with his dad was realistic and relatable for people that have gone through similar situations.
The only thing that disappointed were the musical lineups. When I posted some songs I found yesterday on my blog, I didn't think that could've been all of them! But I was disappointed when I found out that that was. Even though April and Will's duet was cute, and showed the side of her that is a bit sweeter and vulnerable I found it too long, because I was starting to loose interest. You had to of known she was still gonna hop in bed with him, so why prolong it when we could've seen more of the glee club as a whole or how Emma's holding up?! I think a lot of people missed those big club performances, Rachel and Jesse, and Miss. Pillsbury.
And some more questions, of course!....
1.) Where is Quinn living these days?!
If you can't recall, Quinn's parents kicked her out when they found out she was expecting. Even though furious to find out he wasn't the father, Finn let her stay in his basement. But that's been a while now and they haven't brought up anything about her personal life and the life of her baby! I loved seeing her in the nurse's office with Mercedes though. I thought that was a great scene and as funny as it is to see Quinn as Queen Bee, let's leave that role for Santana. I think sticking with nice Quinn is just fine!
2.) Has Glee finally turned back to its roots?
I was happy to see that the song "Home" was featured in last night's episode. It had seemed to me and some gleeks (thanks Brianna for this awesome point!) that Glee had been shedding its show tunes for more familiar songs to broaden its demographic. Call me a new found drama nerd, but wasn't that a bit of Glee's whole identity in the first place? It seemed like almost every episode had to have that classic B-Way song to make it really an episode. I hope we continue to hear more Broadway because I'm not sure if I can live with a Glee without some jazz hands!
3.) What will the article mean for Sue's career?
We all know that Sue's little reign of terror taking over the auditorium was ended by April buying it from the money she got from her lover's wife, but will things get worse when the article about her and the cheerios get published? You can tell at the end of her conversation with the reporter that she felt guilty lying about how she treated the girls and taking full responsibility for Mercedes's "Beautiful" routine; but knowing Sue things might only get worse. I'm wondering if after her experience if Mercedes will continue to stay a cheerio and if Sue gets herself into more trouble once the media hears about her 'visionary teachings'.
Next weeks episode looks extremely funny, we see Emma calling Will a slut and that might mean more drama with Vocal Adrenaline! But... T.V. certainly knows how to twist our perceptions of shows because I thought the week's episode looked hilarious too and it turned out to still be a good episode, but on an entirely different spectrum then I expected. Let's cross our fingers though because I couldn't survive with Brittany's one-liners actually being one line...!
Some quotes from "Home":
"Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to put in a call to the Ohio Secretary of State, notifying them I will no longer be carrying photo ID. You know why? People should know who I am." - Sue
"Well, as I live and breathe! Will Schuester? I just had a sex dream about you!" - April
"Well, Becky, you are assimilating beautifully. Instead of being different and an outcast, you're just like every other teenage girl in America, sadly obsessed with vanity. Hey, before you know it, you'll be leaving little baggies of upchuck in your parents’ linen closet." - Sue
"I'm pretty sure my cat's been reading my diary." - Brittany
"Why hasn't anyone commented on the jeans I got Carol? Notice that the waistband falls way below the belly button — a welcome change." - Kurt
"How do you two not have a show on Bravo?" - Sue
"I haven't had a drink in 45 minutes." - April
"On assembly days, I arrange for the rest of the school to be fumigated, so the gym is the only place with clean air." - Sue
How Mercedes sees Artie before she passes out
Hope you watch and read next week!
Thanks for all the comments (here and Facebook!) and poll votes. I'll talk more about the polls I put up instead of just having you vote randomly! :)
Song stuck in my head today: "Falling Down" by Selena Gomez
Keep on keepin' on,
Monday, April 26, 2010
My friend and I always joke around that we should be people watchers. We'll burst out in laughter constantly noticing little things people do. I mean come on, people are just way too interesting! There's always a different story. You might hear some repeats but they all come with a twist. Everyone has opinions, dreams and experiences they want to share but just might want to share them when they get an opportunity to; rather than just randomly start sharing their life story. I like giving people that opportunity. Maybe that's just the writer coming out in me. I still don't know what I want to do with my life, but I know writing what you know is the best. And I am constantly seeing things that I could put to paper, throwing in crafty metaphors and imagery.
I also think 'people watching' has turned me into the equal rights person I am. I mean, you may think you know someone but until you really study them, or give them the opportunity to really express themselves you can't judge. And, even with studying people you can get some things wrong! Trust me, it's happened.
I guess, depending on what it is. People can fascinate me very easily. Today I had an orchestra class, but my teacher wasn't there. So the substitute we had let us have a free period because he was 'handicapped musically'. Some people did homework, most talked and some people practiced their instruments for the upcoming onslaught of NYSSMA thingys. What do you call it, an appointment? A judging? Well I sat and talked for a bit, attempted to do homework but I was without a textbook and then I started hearing this great tune from the piano. This girl I'm friendly with and went to the same elementary school with, was playing the piano from the beginning of the period. She was really good and she was playing familiar songs. I don't know the titles of any, but they were classical and I bet you'd know them too. But then she started playing something else. It sounded like it'd fit great in a contemporary pop album but yet I didn't know the song. I walked over and she was singing too; something about how it would work out if 'we pulled it together' and I didn't recognize it at all! I thought, 'Wow she must've written it herself then!'. But as I heard more verses I shook my head, knowing that was too good to be true.
Turns out, she did. She wrote the lyrics and composed all the music by herself. And she had four full songs. I mean full. Everything flowed seamlessly, there were no choppy parts where you could tell she still hadn't figured the right notes out and she sounded pretty damn good.
I don't know about you, but even though I have musical talent I doubt I could do what she was doing. I mean, it took her two days to accomplish some of these songs, and some only two hours since she really concentrated! I've tried writing songs - long before I had my own piano, regardless - and I don't think I ever could've come up with what she did. I mean, I always got some good stuff down but after that I was at a lack of ideas. Everything always seemed so repetitive after that. Everyone - well everyone who was smart enough to listen it! - loved her songs. I was blown away. So, I basically started interviewing the girl! I was really intrigued and I needed some answers to the millions of questions about her thought process that were dancing in my head. She told me first she gets a simple tune going, then she adds the lyrics. After that, she trys her best to transfer the tune to the piano. She has all the songs written down and she wrote them without any help, even though she showed the songs to her piano teacher who she was expecting criticism from and her teacher loved them the way they were.
I guess I like interviewing people. But not people who are famous already. Because you hear those stories all the time. I'd be the kind of reporter just interviewing people on the street. But, I don't think there's a very big field for that. So, it's just facing another road bump in my career options. Like I haven't faced enough already!
"A House is Not a Home"
"One Less Bell to Answer/A House is Not a Home"
Remember to read tomorrow all you gleeks. Thanks for the poll votes and the one comment, (Sam!). (:
Song stuck in my head today: "A-Punk" by Vampire Weekend
Keep on keepin' on,
Friday, April 23, 2010
Earth day is really important to me. I've always been a bit of a tree-hugger and my love for nature has only escalated in the past years.
Our world is a gorgeous place. And with technology advancing daily, people are forgetting what's outside their own front door. Do I spend a lot of time on the computer? Yes. But with that, I still haven't forgotten the great world I live in. I find it weird that when I hang out with certain friends all they want to do is hang out on the computer. I'm not quite sure how anyone can not realize the sheer beauty of mother nature. It amazes me constantly. I'm the kind of girl you'll find outside at night, just spinning around in circles; wondering how lucky I am to live in such a great place.
And that's the thing. This great place we all live off of is our only home. It's not disposable. And there comes a time where everyone needs to step back and realize what they're taking for granted. Do never think twice about the 30 minute showers you're taking? How fast you go through your looseleef at school because you never write on the back? That leaving that one Gatorade bottle at the beach was no big deal?
Well you cutting back on your shower time could not only potentially cut back your water bill, but is conserving all the water that we need. Writing on the backs of your paper will help save trees, and you won't have to buy as much. And while stopping to be a litter bug might not lighten your wallet, you might save the life of a baby turtle or dolphin. Isn't that worth it? You might think that you're only one person. And that's true, you are. But who's to say you're not that one person who might rub off on others, and make them think twice too? Who's to say you cleaning up your town a bit won't save lives? Earth day is a great chance to think about these things.
All nature gives us: trees, mountains, lakes, oceans, fish, birds, grass is wonderful. We survive off of them, and without them, we're gone. So if the whole beauty and wildlife aspect doesn't quite make you want to change your ways. Think of yourself. You're really helping the earth to help yourself.
I myself, am trying to go a bit greener. I'm avoiding using many water bottles as much as I can, I'm limiting myself to a ten minute shower, and I'm constantly looking for new ways to get involved in protecting our parks and wildlife. I hope you try to make an effort to. Start off with simple things, like turning off excess lights or not charging your phone overnight when you know it really only takes an hour.
Some interesting online ways to get involved and tips to go green:
http://savejapandolphins.org/ - Sign their petition, order shirts, and watch parts of their Oscar winning move, The Cove. After signing their petition via Facebook, invite your friends to also! They're so close to their million signature goal!!
http://www.theplastiki.com/ and http://myplastiki.com/ - Follow the Plastiki, a boat made almost entirely out of plastic bottles, on it's voyage across the Pacific to Sydney, Australia to raise awareness of the of the great garbage patches effecting our oceans. Some part of these patches can be 90 ft. deep with waste! Read more about the crew, look at photos and videos, and take the pledge!
http://www.squidoo.com/agreenlife - 29 tips to go green!
http://www.treehugger.com/gogreen.php - This site is full on ways to go green every way! For occasions like dates, holidays, and parties for the best green products and reasons why you should go green!
http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/energy-and-environment/new-foundation/going-green - And here it is. The White House telling you to make a change!
If that wasn't enough don't forget you can go old school, and check out tons of green books from your local library. I'm sure they'll have some.
Hope everything's good in your world...! Get out there. (:
Song stuck in my head today: "Going to California" by Led Zepplin
Keep on keepin' on,
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Remember, *SPOILER ALERT*, get your butt to hulu.com or fox.com if you missed the latest and greatest on Glee!
While I have said in the past before that I hope the show doesn't overdose on the drama, I think last night's episode only had one unexpected turn too many. The only thing I didn't find quite fitting, but still very interesting, was the fact that Jesse St. James who was leading his acclaimed glee club to another Regionals, transferred to McKinley high school 'to be with Rachel'. Jesse's transfer seems a bit too unrealistic and yet again muddles up his clear intentions, which I guess makes for a better story line. Tina's quick outbursts Artie were cute and I thought they were well needed!
I liked the songs, and I thought they fit in seamlessly with the storyline. I loved seeing Kurt and Mercedes shine in "4 Minutes" and I thought "Like a Virgin" was creatively shown, seeing each person's story. I loved the last performance. It was great!
As for my questions....
1.) Does Jesse transferring mean he really does have strong feelings for Rachel?
The sudden move made by the star of Vocal Adreneline, was a twist I feel no one expected! Jesse said he switched schools because, "when you love someone, you got to go for it. You [Rachel] would never be with me completely if I was on the opposing team; and I care about you more than winning another national title. So I left Vocal Adreneline. For you." I'm not sure wheter those lines were true and heart felt, or carefully scripted by vocal coach of Jesse's old glee club.
2.) How will Kurt and Mercedes choice to join the Cheerios effect the glee club?
While it may not come as that much of a shocker, seeing how Kurt and Mercedes were pushed out of the spotlight by the standard duo of Rachel and Finn, their decision to join the Cheerios was a bit risky. Do you think this will strengthen the glee club, and make them take turns being the leading vocalist, or will it weaken the club as two of their great assests get closer to the constantly scheming Sue Sylvester?
3.) Why does Quinn Fabray look just as slender as ever?
I know many of my friends find it weird that the pregnant ex head cheerleader looks very flat stomached in many scenes and is still able to bust quite a few moves on the stage. When will the reality of her pregnancy kick in once more? We've only heard a couple humorous comments about her baby, and it's been quite a few episodes since we've learned of the news!
Next weeks episode looks great! We have the return of the fabulous Kristen Chenoweth, who seems to set her sights on the sought after Will Schuester. But I have to say, as hilarious as Kristen's character is, isn't the on-going theme of Will's many short lived relationships, ending with the realization that he needs to get him self together a bit old by now?! I hope he makes up his mind the next episode and keeps it that way for at least the few after.
As for next week's musical line up, I don't know the songs! If I find them out later on, I will try to get them up... sorry again that I said Glee is on Wednesdays. It is staying at its Tuesday night spot! And sorry that this post is late, I had to go to my sister's chorus concert last night! (:
Here some memorable quotes from "The Power of Madonna":
"As an honorary girl, I would have to agree." - Kurt
"He's a spy. I would know." - Santana
"Just come out so we can talk... or sing about it." - Jesse
"Mercedes is black, I'm gay, we're new culture." - Kurt
"When I pulled my hamstring I went to a massagist." - Brittany
"If you wanna get all up on this..." - Archie
"Yes, you should move to Israel." - Santana
"Just do what I do. Never say no." - Santana
"Guess who I'm dating? Wes Brody. He's super-cute. He plays soccer with my sister. He's seven." - Brittany
"I don't feel comfortable talking about this with Rabbi Greenburg..." - Rachel
Remember to watch next week and check back here for a hopefully on time post!
The Glee cast performing, "Like a Prayer"
Splits are going better.... just had to keep updating! I wanted to post a very important post today for Earth day, but I'm not sure if I can, catching up on the Glee post :(. It will definitely be up tomorrow! Check back!!! And HAPPY EARTH DAY! Start thinking about how you can make a difference.
Song stuck in my head today: "Like a Virgin" by The Glee cast
Keep on keepin' on,
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Now, I realize Barack Obama has stated he would repeal this stupid act throughout his campaign, and has reiterated this point throughout his presidency, and yes, the progress has been slow. But seeing as this is a recent video, and the President seemed passionate, and didn't disregard the outburst, I have renewed hope. If you've read my other post about gay marriage in the U.S. you know I am all for it. I believe a tolerant society is best. To each his own. If you'd like to see the video, (I made an unsuccessful attempt to post it!) go to http://www.yahoo.com/ and flip through 'Today' section on the homepage. Hopefully, we'll achieve this well needed
change in the future.
I also came across a good quote today as I was doing some searches on Wikipedia
(what else?!). The quote,
One God - Many Formsare the words of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. He painted them across the door that enters to the Guthrie Center at the Old Holy Trinity in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. I started thinking about how stupid it is that we treat each other as inferiors. I get we were born with the instincts to just stay alive, but why can everyone just make the realization that we're all the same despite our ethnic or religious differences?- and stick with it. I stopped thinking so much about who I was talking to, or who I was been seen with, and suddenly the world seems a lot better. Well, despite the fact that as I show more kindness, the world just thrusts evils in my way. You see, today this girl came up to me outside the school as I was waiting for my aunt to drop of something. I went to elementary school with her, and I know how she gets mocked and ridiculed daily. Normally as she approached me for the brief time she did today, I would've rolled my eyes and brushed her off. But I stood there for a minute, and talked to her, and listened to what see had to say. It turns out, it was her birthday. I was a little surprised because she had no balloons or cards with her. I mean, I thought almost everyone got a balloon on their birthday! I didn't this year, but I got cards throughout the day so people we able to tell. We talked for a bit, she told me about how it stunk 'cause her birthday was also Hitler's birthday, and she's a third Russian, half Jewish, and half Italian, which made her think of Mussolini. As I stood their, I noticed a few eyes glaring at me. But that made me talk to her some more, and for once I don't think I brushed her off, or stifled a laugh at her odd ways. She left me as I wished her a happy birthday, and went to approach two boys nearby. I watched them turned their backs and mock her. A monitor stopped the boys as the girl walked away, but still she was faced with bullies. And these weren't the obvious bullies that adults might pick up like that monitor did with the boys. This was the bullying only a kid who knew the bullies would know. A group of girls ran up to the girl and gave her a hug, started talking to her, and jumped up and down waving as she got into her taxi and left. Then started laughing because she was taking a taxi home. From a bystander a girl being greeted with open arms by this group of girls looked like a normal occurrence after school. But I knew their comments were laced with giggles and their hugs were fake and over-done. She might not realize it, but I do. And that's the worst. To be bullied and not even know it. So, next time just another 'loser' trys to make a conversation, talk. And look around at the widened eyes and smile to yourself.
One River - Many Streams
One People - Many Faces
One Mother - Many Children
I know I haven't written in a while, but I will now! The past weekend was without a lot of substance, and busy. So I didn't have any time to post, and there was nothing really to say! But tomorrow, I'll do my second Glee review. *GLEE IS TONIGHT, NOT TOMORROW! THE COMMERCIAL MISLEAD ME, BE SURE TO WATCH TONIGHT, AND READ TOMORROW!* Then, on Thursday hopefully you'll have a nice Earth Day post, I'm going green! (:(Be T. Dubbs: Splits are hard, but going as good as they can for now I guess!)
Song stuck in my head today: "Madison" by Chris Merritt (!! (: )
Keep on keepin' on,
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Bieber fever- I'm not necessarily a fan. I don't listen to that kind of music.
I like, like Kurt Cobain is my dream boyfriend.
I found this perplexing because I realize Miley Cyrus many times will dress like a rocker, which might make you think, 'So? I can see her liking Kurt Cobain' but if you listen to her music, it doesn't convey a rocker chick persona at all. So much so, when you think of pop sensation Justin Bieber's music, hip-hop/pop tunes, some other teen singers come to mind such as, Miranda Cosgrove, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus. If she keeps saying she loves music by Joan Jett, and many other iconic rock figures, wouldn't it make sense that she made rock music too? I can understand if she's afraid of loosing her great tween/teen demographic, that is shelling out money left and right for her sold out in a second concerts, but what ever happened to the music itself? When did her true musical goals get muddled up in teen-bopper T.V. shows and collabortaion fashion lines at Walmart? If I was an artist of her magnitude, I'd do what I want to do, not because 'my audience' would buy more if I cut down on this, or tweaked that, or wore a certain type of clothing. But, I don't know Miley Cyrus personally. So I can't judge. But if I had to, those are my feelings.
Anyways, back to how this relates to my newest obsession. When I read the name, Kurt Cobain it was so familiar but I couldn't think of what band he was in! So yesterday, I was showing my friends this great service I had been told about on my phone. You text 266266 and you can get local weather, movie times, horoscopes, gas prices, and you can search things on Wikipedia. When my friends and I were playing around with it, I remembered the quote and texted 'Kurt Cobain' to 266266. It gives you all that Wikipedia has on it's website, in the form of many, many texts (you text them 'more' to get more from Wiki). If you've ever used Wikipedia for a school report or anything, you've probably seen how extensive their articles are. But, even so I read almost all of it. I fell asleep reading about how Cobain's uncle offered him a bike or a guitar for his 14th birthday (of course he picked the latter of the two), but when I woke up to send 'more' to continue reading, it gave me Wiki search results for 'more'. That's the only bad thing, you have to text them back within a certain time frame, and make sure you just say, 'more'! So, for those of you still wondering who Kurt Cobain is (since I became an expert overnight!), Cobain was the lead vocals/guitar in the band Nirvana. The band was big in the early to mid 1990s, and was often considered the "flagship band for Generation X". Nirvana popularized grunge music in the mainstream.
After I couldn't search more on Cobain, I decided to search things that peaked an interest while reading about Cobain. I have now become a mini expert on Jainism, Riot Grrrl, and Generation X. Even if your not a curious information sponge like myself, I think it's so cool that I can know use this on my phone! My best friend who showed it to me reassured me that it is indeed a free service. So what are you waiting for? If it works on your phone go ahead and text 266266 for all your random information cravings. :)
Still working on being able to do a split, but I think I'm still stiff as a board!
Song stuck in my head today: "It Won't Be Long" by Evan Rachel Wood (cover from my ALL TIME FAVORITE movie, Across the Universe, go check it out!!)
Keep on keepin' on,
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Last night fellow Gleeks, was the come back of most of your favorite shows with a great episode, "Hell-o", after a hiatus for oh, what, 3 1/2 months?! I have to say, it was great having the show back. I loved the songs and nothing seemed to disappoint except (sorry! I have to find something to criticise, as hard as it is) I hope it's less dramatic in the following episodes. I think it will be because this was a season premiere, so things have to be spicy to draw people in for higher ratings for next week. Don't get me wrong, I love all the drama! But I don't want it to be too fake, and too fast y'know?
And one other point, some things I was confused about:
1.) Did Rachel really break up with Jesse?
I asked around to my Gleek friends, and they all agreed that Rachel only said that so she wouldn't have to quit Glee, and was really dating this Vocal Adrenaline heart-throb on the sly. I hope so! Because I'd really like to see him in more than just one episode, though with the fierce competition brewing for the coveted spot at Regionals, I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of his lovely locks.
2.) What was Terri(y?) saying when she was talking to Emma about her and Will's prom?
My friends said this was also unclear to them, we only understood that Will had danced with Emma to him and Terri's prom song. If any of you readers know more about what happened, feel free to comment, and respond to anything else! (:
3.) Is Jesse just using Rachel?
Once again, my friends all agreed that they think this is true because you see the 'coach' of Vocal Adrenaline was standing in the legs of the stage while Jesse and Rachel were in mid-kiss, and Jesse opened his eyes during the sweet moment to somewhat mischievously acknowledge his coach's presence.
Good news!! I just was listening to some of last night's Glee track on iTunes, and they had a preview of: Glee- The Music, the Power of Madonna (which is next week's episode! if you missed the "Vogue" music video, HILARIOUS!) and four out of the eight well anticipated tracks are featuring Jonathan Groff, who plays Jesse St. James! So, if you were nervous you'd miss your favorite new character, there's one more thing to look forward to next week! Here's the songs from next week for you, you can pre-order them on iTunes if you'd like:
1.) Express Yourself (feat. Jonathan Groff)
2.) Borderline/Open Your Heart
4.) Like a Virgin (feat. Jonathan Groff)
5.) 4 Minutes
6.) What It Feels Like for a Girl
7.) Like a Prayer (feat. Jonathan Groff)
8.) Burning Up (feat. Jonathan Groff)
I can't wait to hear "4 Minutes" and "Like a Virgin", how about you? Leave your comments.
Also, you've might've heard by now, but just to keep you informed.... Jonathan Groff played the lead along Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) in the Broadway production of Spring Awakening, and from that experience if you don't know the show.... well they definitely have chemistry!
Here's some memorable quotes, if you missed out on some last night because of quick runs to you fridge and were lost when everyone was laughing at them today!
"Did you know dolphins are just gay sharks?" - Britney
"Sometimes I forget my middle name." - Britney
"Don't go all super size me, I don't date fat chicks" "I'm pregnant!" "And is that my fault?" - Puck & Quinn
"I carry a rape whistle!" - Rachel
"We have to wear sunscreen on stage..." - Jesse
"I remember when I used to get nervous." - Jesse
Hope you all liked the first post, and don't forget to tune in next Wednesday at nine to watch the special Glee Madonna episode, and here every following Thursday. Got suggestions? As I said, comment, comment, comment!
The Glee girls performing "Hello Goodbye"
As for me things are good! I did five perimeters of the school today but my friend Jennie who I mentioned is out for a week or two after pulling a muscle. :( Feel better Jennie!
Song stuck in my head today: "True Colors" by The Glee cast
Have a great day!!!! ♥
Keep on keepin' on,
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
You're probably wondering why I call it that. Yes, I've gotten many questions about it before. But you see, the term "Bucket List" in my point of view is a stupid term. I mean, tell me, who thinks about buckets when they think of death! Now, you may ask me me, "Well who think's of flowers when they think of death?" But I have my own rational explanation.
I've unfortunately been to many funerals in my lifetime, which means many wakes since most people I know follow some form of Christianity. If you don't know what a wake is, it's held before a person's funeral, family and friends come to a funeral home and come to see the person who has died, the casket could be opened or not. That takes place maybe twice a day for two days. At most wakes, there are lots of flowers, the whole room starts to smell like a greenhouse! So, it may seem weird that that's the first thing I think of, but it works for me.
Just now, I Googled "where did the term bucket list come from", and I guess I'm not the only one wondering this, because it came up right away.
Here is what I got from WikiAnswers: someone contemplating suicide would place a rope around a rafter, place the noose around their neck and stand on a bucket. The bucket would then be kicked away and the person would hang until dead. hence the phrase "kick the bucket".
Now, I'm sorry as hard as life gets I never see suicide as an option! So thinking of flowers works much better for me! But, hey you learn something new everyday!
Some people have asked me what else is on The Flower List, well I'm going to post a picture of it that I scanned (thanks, EPSON!) right here... this isn't the end of it! It's going to be pages long soon! So I hope you like it, and maybe get some inspiration do to some crazy things. Also take note that "Be Able To Do a Split" is #4, sorry I didn't have that info for you yesterday!
I'll give you guys another picture every time I make a new page.
Song stuck in my head today: "Carry Out" by Timbaland ft. Justin Timberlake
Keep on keepin' on,
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Now, I'm a dancer. And you'd think I'd be able to do a split, but flexibility is a very touchy subject with me. I'm like a foot off the ground when I try to do a spilt, and I haven't been able to decrease that dreadful distance. I used to be better, being able to do a heel-stretch somewhat well, but my dancing school stopped helping me with that, and now that I've moved studios and only taking one class - the one were I won't learn anything, tap - I'm all on my own.
So, yesterday with my new found determined spirit I did a mini 30 minute workout, stretching non-stop. Hopefully, like attempts in the past, I won't give up. So write some supportive comments if you'd like! And tell me if you're working towards any athletic goals.
As for my topic of the day, yesterday I was with a friend and I saw a collage she did. In the collage there was a model wearing an American Apparel T-shirt saying, Legalize L.A. I'm not sure what the T-shirts supported, it had something to do with immigration rights (I think! Don't take my word, it's later at night and I'm too lazy to Google :) ) and I started thinking of their other T-shirts, supporting the legalization of gay marriage in the U.S., and how ridiculous it is that we even need those T-shirts.When you think about it, the government is telling us (certain people) that it is illegal to love. Now, I myself am not gay, but if I was in love with another girl, and we weren't allowed to make that love official, as most people find matrimony does I would be torn apart. I don't understand why people get so heated over this subject, other's marriage does not affect your life. So what if two men are professing their love for another? Is something horrible going to happen to you? It's life. Move on. Being intolerant will get you no where. Sit down and think about it, love being illegal is preposterous.
Once again, feel free to comment. Thanks for the follower, poll votes, and profile views sooner then I thought!
Song stuck in my head today: "The Remedy" by Jason Mraz (♥)
Keep on keepin' on,
Friday, April 9, 2010
Song stuck in my head today: "Magic Bus" by The Who
So, go out and do something you've always wanted to, but never gave it your all. You never know until you try. And if you don't like it, well... screw it!
Keep on keepin' on,
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
For days I've been waiting for the trees in my town to change. You know, when their bare branches turn into beautiful canvases for white flowers at the beginning of spring. And so far there's only been buds. I woke up this morning, hoping as I'd walk to school that they'd finally bloom. But, no luck. So I'm walking home from my first track practice today (which is a whole 'nother story) and halfway during my trek home, I stop suddenly in the sidewalk noticing the rows of flower covered pear trees framing my street, scaring my neighbor.
Then, in the blissful glory of all these trees I'm about to cross a street and I here a way too familiar voice yell, "Hey! Ho!". I know automatically this is my sister, because she's been singing that randomly for the past week. Then I see my dad on his bike, riding along side her in the street with my little sister in one of those hitchable tent things for babies. My dad came up and explained he was going to surprise me at track but they started riding home once I called and told them it ended at four, not five. And just to add to the list of good things that happened after that, I saw my family friend picking up his car from outside my house, I had a sudden craving for orange juice which is really weird because I normally hate orange juice, and then my sister and I both spontaneously got cotton candy ices from the ice cream man.
Now, I'm one of those people where the little things turn my whole day around. So all these little great events after another made me extremely happy. But besides my normal behavior, I got to thinking if the world just has these moments made to cheer us up. Because when I think of it, I was walking home from my first day of track, sweating like a pig, and mad because I waited at the school for my friend who didn't end up walking with me, and as soon as I step onto my block I'm hit with a wave of tiny miracles. I wanted to put this here, to see what who ever may be reading this, had to say in the matter. Had you ever had those moments, out of the blue where the world seemed to be sending you some sort of message?
Song stuck in my head today: "All My Lovings" by The Beatles
^^ I'll always write that 'cause there's always a song in my head and hopefully you might learn of a new song and YouTube it! Hope you do (:
So thanks once again to Blogger and everyone for helping my cross off #7.... let's hope it wasn't a waste to put it on there, but hey you learn from your mistakes. Expect new posts everyday.... if not it's 'cause I was probably too busy or had nothing too blog worthy!
Keep on keepin' on,