Friday, December 25, 2009

feliz navidad, my friends.

It's that time of year again. And yet we all go crazy preparing for one day, and that day slips out of our grasps more quickly than we wanted it to.



I wake up at 7:30, not surprised to find my brother awake in the room next door. I'm surprised at the fact that I managed to sleep through the night without knocking my cat off the bed. I go to my mom's room to inform her that yes, both of her kids are awake, and that it's time for her to get up. I am instructed to turn on her coffee maker, which concidentally already has a filter in it. Less than ten minutes later Mom has her precious cup of coffee, and my brother and I are seated by our pile of presents. Sooner or later we will be asked to demolish the sea of wrapping paper that once hid the indentity of our gifts.

Sorry for being a bit sardonic in that last paragraph, but I can't help it. Don't get me wrong, I do love Christmas, but I hate it when it turns into that "Ohmigod, what'd you get?" frenzy, as if it's a competition of some sort. It's been a very tough year for my family of three, but in the last week we have managed to move into a new apartment and have a good holiday. I am thankful for that beyond your imagination. Oh, and I love the excuse to wear comfy sweaters and buy peppermint mochas from Starbucks.

It's time for me to call my dad and I really would like to check my Facebook status and see if other people liked Sherlock Holmes too, because that's just how lame I am.

Haha.

Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

i've seen the shadows, i've seen the light



Well! It's been quite a long time since I've posted, and I apologize for that. But I am only a minor, so go easy on me.

Of course, my education has a lot to do with me not posting, with all of the homework that has been assigned. Not to mention laziness and procrastination. Although, my new seminar is amusing due one girl who wrote a poem about someone's hair looking like a dike. Lovely, right?

This past week has been good in particular, with the Glee season finale and such. I can't get enough of Lea Michele's cover of "Don't Rain on my Parade". I am just pissed that I have to wait until April for season two. I will miss gabbing about the episodes on Thursdays with Jack and Raechel! But American Idol is coming next month, and the one and only Ellen Degeneres is the new judge. Yayness. You gotta love FOX.

To my utter enjoyment, the whole Kanye West/Taylor Swift dilemma has been climaxing Saturday Night Live. In my defense, I think everyone should just shut up and stop hiring people close to Ms.Swift to host SNL, such as *cough cough* taylorlautner. All of this is turning into eternal blehness.

Little things that have been making life a bit easier:

  • Audrey Hepburn Complex
  • The Starbucks Love Project (see if you can find yours truly on the website)
Pizza, chemical equations, and a book called Girl in Development are waiting for me, so until next time...

-Gracie

Thursday, November 26, 2009

tom the turkey is dead to me

As you all know, it just so happens to be Thanksgiving, one of the many family holidays on the calendar. The year has gone by so fast. 2010 is right around the corner.

I woke up at 10, missing the first hour of the Macy's parade on the television. I still watched it anyway while my mom was multitasking. After the parade ended, my mom and I watched The Parent Trap, and it made me remember the day Natasha Richardson died. That movie is still one of my favorites and my mom got all emotional when Dennis Quaid won over his ex-wife in the end.

Dinner was served around 3:30, which saved me from eating Cheerios from the box and Ritz crackers. Turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, the whole enchilada. My future plans are pumpkin pie and Funny People.

Tomorrow is Black Friday, which I like to call Crazy Competitive Shopper Friday. I mean, it's not like the world will end if you don't get your four-year-old the new Dora toy or a cashmere sweater for your "special someone".  My town is so small that we don't have Black Friday, and I am positive that New York will be crazy.

Well, this post is turning into a ramble.
I hope you all had a happy Turkey Day.

Friday, November 20, 2009

the days have been compelling

Hello, fellow blog readers and bloggers. It has been a few days since my last post, so obviously I'm making a new one.

School has been the same, I suppose. Homework being finished, homework being turned in, homework being assigned. And let's not forget to rinse and repeat.



As an act of randomness and bad parenting to other mothers, my mom let me and my brother, Sam, stay home from school. So be it the day of New Moon's arrival, we saw the 1:00 show since we had nothing better to do. To be honest, it was okay.The introduction was cool and I loved loved loved the ending. But I got to say, Melissa Rosenberg rushed the dialogue a teeny bit in some parts. Twiight will always be my favorite in the series, film wise. I just hope Eclipse lives up to its potential.

As you all know, I have obsessions. Some lasting two days, some lasting two months. Oddly enough, I have been layering black gummy bracelets and having the urge to buy a pack of tangy-filled candy cigarettes. I'm in that 80s-retro-John Hughes-Madonna-movie kind of mood, you know? I fell asleep halfway through watching Beaches with my mom last night, although it was a good movie up until my trip to dreamland.

I've got a room to clean and some notes to write, so I guess I'll end the post now. Have a nice weekend. I'll verbally see you soon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

about the "author"

Things you should be aware of:
  • I've been 13 for almost 24 hours.
  • 7th grade has been pretty rough so far.
  • I write when I feel like it, so don't be alarmed.
  • I have a knack for Robert Pattinson, Doc Martens, and old cameras.
I'll add more to the list when necessary.

nighty night.

People who bother to read this