Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Doompity dawesome

Today in English, Miss Reeves wrote the word "heroes" on the board, and we were supposed to put who is a hero of ours/to us and why. This is why I love my class. Heroes Mr. Bill durable Bono is sweet Abraham Lincoln got rid of slaves Chuck Norris amazing Bear Grylls "the stream incident" Stephen Colbert truthiness Bob Hope funny My DAD! Miss Reeves said that truthiness wasn't a word. I said it was. She said that truthfulness was a word, but truthiness wasn't. I told her to believe me. Then, not so much to her as to myself "Look it up. In your gut."

Friday, October 12, 2007

As I walk through the valley where I harvest my grain

Walk-a-thon was today! It was pretty good. It was also pretty cold. And pretty leaves and their pretty colors. Also, pretty fun. I walked at the front the whole time. Except for when Mr. Wright decided he'd jog for like 15 minutes from where we turned around all the way back to the place we ate lunch. He's crazy. Not really. He's super cool. When we first started walking, TJ and Josh and I discussed last night's episode of The Office. Michael and Dwight sitting out in a restauraunt parking lot on Dwight's car imitating and making fun of Ryan was great. And Michael calling Angela "booster seat". I love that so much. "Phyllis. This is a spoon. It has a round top and is used for scooping." And then we talked about our favorite episodes and deleted scenes and stuff. And TJ said that asking what your favorite episode of The Office is like asking what the favorite part of your life was. Hah. It's great having people in real life who are as excited about things as you are. And TJ really likes The Colbert Report. I've told him about and am going to make him a dvd of all the Even Stephvens. Because those things are so dang awesome. And then we walked more. I'm going to start each new paragraph-like section with "and". It's fun. I talked to Mr. Wright and Mandy and Kristen V a bunch. And at our second break, we got M&Ms. And we kept throwing them in the air and catching them in our mouths. And then we threw them to TJ to catch. Some were at him instead. I felt like I was feeding a dog. It was fun. And this year, the walking seemed super short. Which is ok, I guess. I didn't feel sore at all, not even after sitting on the bus for a half hour and getting up again. But now my legs feel stiff and sore-ish. But it's fine. This was our class's last Walk-a-thon ever. How sad. I think I've been on fifteen of them. Fifteen or sixteen. I think fifteen. The junior high girls have a volleyball tournament tomorrow. I wonder how they'll feel then. Sore.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Michael? This is stupid.

TMBG are gonna be on Ferguson?? I didn't know! And two songs? Sooo awesome. Sweet. The Office! Holy gosh! So, so so great. Amazing. Spoiler. I feel so bad for Dwight. Way worse than I ever had for Jim or Pam. This was much much better than the premiere. I can't wait to discuss it tomorrow in Bible with Josh and TJ and people. 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? A friend of my parents. 2 . WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? During highschool retreat. 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I love my writing in all caps. Usually. People say I write messily though. 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? I never get to eat salami, but it is my favorite. That and pepperoni. 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Seven of them. 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I think so, because we would like the same things. We would have a ton to talk about. It'd be great to have me as a friend. I would get annoyed by my correctiveness sometimes maybe though. 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? I never, ever do. Not once in my life. 8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes. I got strep throat all the time when I was younger though. 9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? If other people/my friends were doing it then too, probably. But it's not something I'd go off and do on a whim. 11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Never. I only untie them to adjust their tightness/looseness, if it gets screwed up, which is normally after someone else wears them. 12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Yes. In an all around way. Arm strength as in push ups or pull ups, no. 13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP! No. Not really. I like plain vanilla. With peanut butter. 14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? I gauge how much of a jerk they are/aren't. Their hands. And eyes. 15. RED OR PINK? I don't really like either color. But red. 16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? How I can't look at people when I talk to them. 17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? The seniors!! 18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? I'm only sending it to Abby, and she has already filled it out. (Ignore these type questions. I don't want to go back and take them out and have to renumber the whole thing.) 19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? I have on jeans. No shoes. Just socks. 20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Taco Bell. Specifically, their cinnamon twists. 21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? My fingers typing this sentence. In like 30 seconds, the wonderful sounds of The Office. 22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Dark blue. I don't know why. It's a good color; solid. Not stupid. 24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? I wish cellphones would die. Hate them. People use them way too much. Um. A college caller person trying to get me to go there. 25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Eh. She's ok. 26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Basketball. Not girls' so much though. And volleyball. 27. HAIR COLOR? I don't know what it is. Used to be strawberry blonde, or something. Ask people, and they'd tell you red. 28. EYE COLOR? Blue. 29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No. The thought of putting things in your eye that could possibly get stuck in there does not sit well with me. 30. FAVORITE FOOD? I like the majority of it. Probably Mexican. Not Chinese. 31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? I don't care much if an ending is happy or not, so long as goes along with whatever it should be. Scary movies are fine. Haven't seen that many. 32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Oh, I don't know. This is actually a hard question. I can't remember. 33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING ? Blue. 3 on 3 Tourney and Final Four Bash one from 2006. 34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Winter. Heat is evil. 35. HUGS OR KISSES? Hugs. 36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Ice cream cake is awesome. Most deserts are. 37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? No one. 38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Everyone. 39. WHAT BOOK(S) ARE YOU READING NOW? I just finished reading The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture and Anti-Gravity. And Yukon Ho!. Am reading the 10th anniversary Calvin and Hobbes collection. And very soon, a book report book, hopefully about Hugh Laurie. 40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Thomas Kincaid painting. 41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? Just part of Kid Nation. I can't believe they let that kid walk up to that bull cow thing like that. 42. FAVORITE SOUND? Clicking retractible pens. 43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles. 44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Kansas. There's no place like it. 45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Drawing mazes. I am good at most everything. Not driving or knowing how to get from one place to another or mowing though. 46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Elyria.