Sunday, September 12, 2010


I looked like such a bum today in my oversized Beatles t-shirt. Some hairs escaped my ponytail and I'm pretty sure I got some looks...

Hi bloggers!
I've had a pretty good week (and I'm in a good mood for the first time in a long time).
Let me tell you about it...

Tuesday-Friday
Tuesday: First day of eighth grade. We had to do some "fun activities" with the seventh graders (like running and screaming at the same time, and sitting on each other's knees). It was a half day so after school I hung out with my two good friends. We went to the pier and this homeless creep wanted to tell us a joke so we took off.
Wednesday: Another half day. Middle school meeting and then short classes.
Thursday: No school. Rosh Hoshanah
Friday: Half day--again.

Saturday & Sunday (today)
Saturday: I met my friends Leslie and Rachel, and Rachel's sister Ally at the Italian festival.
Sunday: Woke up early, walked down to the church (flea market), and bought a camera (pictured above). I got everything for $10, but I had to run all the way back to my house to get my other five dollar bill. I'm so excited to use this camera, you have no idea.

My first full week of school starts tomorrow...can't wait. A couple of my friends are in my class, which is good, but I wanted to get the other homeroom teacher. But everyone else says I have the "fun class" because some loud hyperactive kids are in my homeroom. It's going to be such a crazy year, I'll tell you that.

I'm just going to go ahead and end this post here.
Have a nice week & thanks for reading!

Friday, September 3, 2010

four days of summer left.

NO.
How did this happen?
I'll say it once, I'll say it a million times, summer goes by way too fast.
But hey, at least I didn't have any assignments(so I was able to reblog as many photos as I pleased on Tumblr).

I've spent the past few days at the library, and I'm pretty sure everyone there has seen enough of me.
I've had a lot of time to read these, though:


  • Teen Angst? Naaah... by Ned Vizzini
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alendar

Oh yeah, and did I mention that I have a penpal? I didn't? Oh okay. Well, her name is Izzy and she lives in Boston. She's really cool. (Thanks, Flickr)

I won't really have much time to blog when school starts, because this year in particular is going to be very stressful and busy for me, with high school applications to fill out and many prompts to type up. So don't be alarmed if I don't post as much.

Well bloggers, that's all for now! Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 30, 2010

the emmys

Hello! I was watching the Emmy's last night, and this made my night:



Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Chris Colfer checking out Betty White, and FREAKING TIM GUNN "I'll handle this."

New post soon!

Monday, August 23, 2010

dare to dream




Even though this video is called "Neglected Diaries", I feel like it relates to this post because I feel as if I have been neglecting the blogging community. 

August has been my most eventful month so far this year, with my California trip and a bunch of other things in between (such as meeting Taylor Momsen at Macy's and finishing my writing class). I start eighth grade in only two weeks, and I don't even know who my homeroom teacher is yet (because someone did not change my address in the school directory, grr). All I know is that I am in for one heck of a school year.

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Current Obessions:

Music: Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri
TV: Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Degrassi: The Boiling Point
Books: On the Road, The Glass Castle
Other: Paper crane (made of sheet music!) from my penpal, Izzy.


That's about it for now. If you would like to see a few photos from California, please click here

Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 2, 2010

August has arrived, I'm afraid, which means that summer is drawing to a close in a few weeks.
But I've had an amazing vacation so far, and it's going to get even better, I'm sure of it.

I've kept myself busy this week, with writing class, collage making, Degrassi, and a trip to Strawberry Fields.



I'm going to California next Thursday (the 12th) and returning on the 17th, and you cannot imagine how excited I am for that.

I haven't been posting as much this summer, I know.
But be sure to look out for many more after I return from California.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hello, hello, hello!
I've had an amazing week.




Writing class is going well; everyone has broken out of their shell (at least I hope). Our topics are getting more and more interesting as well. I only have four classes left.

I journeyed over to Claire and Alexis' house and slept over.

The new season of Degrassi premiered, and boy, just when you think that school has been through enough, another scandal comes along.

Oh, and I almost forgot, I have a trip to California coming up. I'm visiting a really good friend of mine for a few days, and you cannot imagine how excited I am to see her.

So needless to say, I have had a busy week, and it all went by pretty fast.
Stay tuned for more of my adventures.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

what i've been up to


I have been incredibly busy these days. So incredibly busy that I did not take the time to make a post, which resulted in a huge 10-day gap, which I am trying to fix now by writing this.

Last weekend (Saturday to be specific), I spent the whole day with my friend Marina. We walked around town and stopped in stores and spent our pocket money. She ended up spending the night, and we had a movie marathon (Remember Me and Juno) and didn't fall asleep until four.

my failed attempt at drawing a canon ae-1 camera.
my camera obsession is so crazy, i might need an intervention.

My writing class started on Monday, and I actually really like it, despite the fact I'm one of the youngest kids in the class. But my teacher is funny and my classmates are cool, so everything's okay. 

I'm reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower again. It's just such an amazing book and it is so inspirational. I practically worship Stephen Chbosky now, and I certainly hope the rumors about him writing and directing the film adaptation are true.

I've been having an amazing summer so far, but so much is yet to come.
I hope you all have a nice weekend.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

humidity

It was a sweltering 99 degrees today here in northwestern New Jersey, but that didn't stop my mom and I from walking a mile to the train and spending two hours in New York, which by the way, was pretty much empty.We had a brief blackout yesterday (I'm talking two hours) because of the heat.

So, the past weekend was pretty crazy. On Saturday I went to Coney Island, which was fun. I rode the Cyclone and went in the old fashioned photo booths. The fourth of July fireworks were super close to my house this year, so I got to watch those on Sunday.

It's safe to say that I've spent a good majority of my vacation in New York, and I haven't even been out of school for a month yet. I'm going to have to spend a lot more time there considering my writing class starts next Monday, which I'm sort of looking forward to.

Well, I'm going to end the post here considering my night consists of these two things:


Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My first full week of summer vacation has been an enjoyable one.
I've had a couple of trips to the city, and other days have been spent at home, watching Degrassi reruns.

james dean decided that he wanted to be in the picture too.

Following the footsteps of about three million other teenage girls, I saw Eclipse with Kree and Tamara. It was so nice to see them again (although it has only been seven days), and we laughed so loud, even when it wasn't really necessary. But hey, you only live once, right?

As for the movie, it was okay. Better than New Moon, definitely. But I do think the saga is so long because Bella Swan cannot make up her mind (okay, yeah, I know my opinions on this franchise are changing at an annoyingly constant rate). The movie trailers were kind of disappointing, I'm sorry to say, and usually the trailers are the best part of going to the movies because you get a peek at appealing movies that you may waste your money on in the near future. However, there was a trailer for a movie about retired CIA agents who refuse to stop fighting crime..Bruce Willis is in that (Bruce Willis in an action movie? Didn't see that coming).

I've got a busy weekend ahead of me, and a lot of cleaning to do, so I will close the post with this video:


Have a safe Independence Day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

i'm an eighth grader now?

I spent the last day of seventh grade in homeroom, taking pictures and listening to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" with my sunglasses on. At one point my friend let me use his MacBook (which was very, very nice of him considering he has a near heart attack if someone breathes on it). After all of the goodbyes and hugs a few of us headed over to Panera and swapped summer plans.


i'm the nerdy-looking blonde accompanied by tamara and marceo.

I'm pretty happy with my A's and B's, and I hope that I can keep them up next year despite all of the assignments that will be given.

I don't really have many plans this summer (besides a writing class in July and a trip to Ohio in August), but I'm excited to meet up with my partners in crime to see Eclipse. And I'm pretty sure that I will be getting a babysitting job soon.

I don't know how I got through my first year of middle school, but I did. I went through some pretty tough times, and eventually some good memories came along.

All there's left to say is...
Bring it on, Summer '10! I'm ready for you!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

final memories

I have gotten so much done in these past few days, it's not even funny.

Instead of going on a one-day camping trip, I went to the Met on Tuesday. My mom and I saw the American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity exhibition, which had lovely costumes. We also looked at paintings by Picasso and Van Gogh.



Thursday
My school's rock band performed at a local bar, and they were pretty good. (Maybe I'll join next year?) I managed to get a spot in the front and film to my heart's content. They covered many songs, including "The Scientist" by Coldplay.



After the performance I went to the park, where my school was holding a picnic. I mostly hung out with my friends Marina and Raechel.

Friday
Kree, Tamara, and I spent gym class at the park, just sitting and talking and looking at the sky. We talked about the things that pleased us, and the things that frustrated us. At one point we started talking about the special edition Kurt Cobain Converse, which lead to praising the many types of cool shoes sold at Urban Outfitters. At one point someone with bugged-out eyes said "I can't believe you guys talked about Converse for thirty minutes!"  So needless to say, we were pretty pissed that we had an eavesdropper, but we were glad that we spent the last Friday afternoon of the school year with each other.

The eighth graders graduated yesterday, and it was so sad. Everyone looked so grown up, and a little scared for high school. I'm really going to miss them, even if they did get on my nerves at times.




When I got home, I watched Into the Wild, which tells the story of Christopher McCandless. Sean Penn wrote the screenplay and directed, and it couldn't have been better.

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I recently finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky. It was an amazing book, and I enjoyed the main character's thoughts and opinions.

Sorry if this post seems a bit long and slow; I just had a lot on my mind. I have only four days of school left, and I can't wait for the adventures that summer will bring me!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

good times



I've had a bit of a quiet weekend, which I don't really mind.
My teachers went easy on us and didn't assign any ridiculous last minute projects.
I just really want summer to arrive already!

On Friday we had the last assembly of the year, and afterwards I stayed behind with a few of my friends to help clean up and bring a bunch of junk to the other building. We ended up wearing animal masks and I was pushing a wheelchair with a huge bin on it. However, our teachers were not so thrilled about us missing classes and they pretty much freaked out. But nonetheless, it was a great way to start a Friday.

I spent Saturday making a heart with my Polaroid photos (shown above) and watched Shutter Island. The movie wasn't very scary; it was actually pretty good.


Today I hung out with Claire and Alexis for a little while. We just talked and walked around my tiny town. Alexis bought an awesome collectible Beatles bear for a buck at a random garage sale, and we spent at least thirty minutes in the basement at Blockbuster looking at all of the merchandise.

True Blood primeres tonight, and my mother is going crazy. Werewolves are now on the show (original, huh?).

I'm going to end this post so I don't start rambling, so I hope to hear from you all in a few days!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

for once i'm just gonna live


June is here! Finally. It's only a matter of time before the remaining twelve days of school pass me by.
Although I have to admit, spending eighth period watching Degrassi isn't that bad.

I had a good weekend, actually. On Saturday I went to the city with my mother and we got a bit of retail therapy done. A festival (for younger kids) was held at the park on Sunday, and I was so incredibly overcome with boredom that I decided to go. I ended up running into my friend in the eighth grade and we got airbrush tattoos and obnoxiously laughed at the performers in the gazebo.  


Yes, admire our badassery!

The Glee season finale is on tonight, and I have some math homework that needs finishing, so this is where I say Enjoy your last days of school!

Monday, May 31, 2010

i'm just here for the scenery

Don't panic, Grade Seven Momentos is now A Graceful Misadventure, and will stay that way for a long time. I just wanted to clear that up for you! My mom thinks I have a personality problem...isn't that nice?

Anyway,
it's been a while.
And all of my promises about posting more often appear to be broken...
Great.

I'm so glad that I had the day off from school...thank goodness for Memorial Day. I remember being a Girl Scout and walking in the local parade a couple of years ago.


The play performances were on Thursday and Friday, and they weren't that bad, actually. A few people had to use cordless microphones, and after one guy left the stage he said "These microphones are crap!" while his mic was still turned on. Let's just say we got a lot of positive feedback from the audience for that. But nonetheless, I loved my cast this year.

On Saturday, I spent the day in New York with Claire and Alexis. We walked all around SoHo, and ate at an Asian pub that played Johnny Cash. We also visited the Impossible Project Space (click).

June is approaching, meaning I only have 18 days of seventh grade left. I'm so ready for summer, minus the hot weather and mosquito bites. My friends and I are still getting used to seeing people in shorts...

I have a messy room calling me, so this is where I bid you farewell.

Sunday, May 23, 2010




It's been a long week, I'll tell you that.
I actually feel accomplished and on top of my schoolwork for once, but I shouldn't get my hopes up because my teachers are so unpredictable, as mentioned before.

On Thursday I had one of the most horrific field trips. My whole grade went to the Bodies Museum at South Street Seaport, and I was not on cloud nine. I don't wish to get very detailed, but the bodies were injected with silicon to look like plastic, and let's just say we saw one too many organs and fetuses (yes I said fetuses; the people who worked there were so unusually perky, as if being sadists was okay). After the sadist museum we ate at a small Mexican restaurant, which was quite good.

This weekend has been pretty dull in particular; the only interesting thing I did was watch The Hangover for the third time and dig my hand in a bag of pretzels.

Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy Godmother is making its debut on Thursday. I have a small part, but I also worked on the sets, so I guess I'm a little excited.

A kid named Greyson Chance has been making headlines. If you haven't seen his video, you can watch it here. He's pretty frickin' amazing.

Well, that's all for today! I have some reading to do.
Have a good week!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

the last laugh

Twelve days? You've got to be kidding me!
If I want to maintain my goal of five posts a month I need to stop slacking off (last month I only made four).
So yes, I apologize once again for my lack of posting.
This photo should explain my absence...


Maybe not, but besides being a pro at crastinating, I managed to watch Letters to Juliet and As Good as it Gets. James Dean is also hanging up on my wall.

My educational experiences in the seventh grade remain the same, but my teachers are assigning so many end-of-the-year projects. My maternity adventure ends on Thursday, but I was informed that my husband lost his job (which means that my salary is cut in half) and that Charlie has a chronic illness. So needless to say, everything is just wonderful.



Yesterday was very busy in particular, considering that I had a track meet and a bat mitzvah to go to. My school's team did a good job at the meet, and the bat mitzvah was amazing. I actually let loose and danced around with my friends, and the DJ played "Misery Business" for us towards the end.  I couldn't stop laughing at some of the adults because at one point they got a bit tipsy and shuffled onto the dance floor (one woman even was using a fondue fork as a microphone).

I've spent these twelve days well, minus the blogging part of course.
I hope you all had a good weekend and survive Monday!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

dreams are my reality


The month of May decided to bring along some humidity and rain; which is yet another reminder that summer is around the corner.


I had a pretty busy weekend for once. My track meet on Saturday was rescheduled, so I ended up having a sleepover with the infamous Claire and Alexis instead; we ended up crashing at 4:30 (a.m., of course).


The local music and arts festival was on Sunday, which was a lot of fun, despite the 90-degree weather. We stopped at Panera one too many times to acknowledge the air conditioning, and hung out with some people from school.


Thus being the week after testing, everything is back to "normal"; the amount of homework is climaxing each and every day. So much is going on and there's so much to be done, yet we have little time.


You all know that I have a bit of an obsession with Polaroid, but as of late my likeness for that corporation is decreasing. Lady Gaga was named chief creative officer earlier this year, which really disappointed me, andher  first move was creating this oh-so familiar camera:




Needless to say, my resentment towards this "creative" woman has grown even stronger.


Anyway,


I'll stop talking about cameras, for the sake of your sanity.
Instead, I'll talk about John Green.


You see, natalie has mentioned this author on her blog multiple times, so I decided to read Paper Towns. I wish to read Looking for Alaska pretty soon. I like John Green because he's written only a few books, but still gets so many awards and honors, which proves that you don't have to be like Ann M. Martin and write an ongoing series of one hundred books and a bunch of spin-offs.


I have to finish typing up my volcano report, so I will talk (write) to you all in a couple of days.


Bye-bye! 

Friday, April 30, 2010

we are the champions

So yes, we the seventh graders finished the dreaded but painfully easy state testing. This past week has been very simple; no homework has been assigned, except motherhood. But motherhood isn't exactly what you call "simple".

According to my health teacher, I'm a married teacher with a $65, 000 salary, and I have a baby girl named Charlie.

I have a pretty good weekend ahead of me for the most part....a track meet and the local music&arts festival. Hopefully the track meet has good results...

Well, I'm supposed to be doing volcano research right now (during recess, haha), but my teacher is across the room and couldn't care less.  My friends are looking up "yo mama" jokes and drunk pictures of celebrities. Yep, we're cool.

Sorry that this post isn't as long, but I have to head to gym class. Have a nice weekend!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

lost in isolation

random picture from tumblr.

So, I feel like Emily Dickinson (not in the poetic way, but in the hermit way), because I haven't been out of the house all weekend. I feel disgusting. My desk is cluttered and the contents of my school bag are all over the place. I have some cleaning to do...

State testing starts on Tuesday, and I'm not really nervous. I find it strange how specific the instructions are in the packets, like "Fill in your name in the bubbles below ONCE, then wait for your teacher to tell you what to do next. Do NOT turn the page!". Considering that some sort of machine grades these tests, you'd think that the people who actually take them are not slow-minded. I'm probably not making any sense here, but still.

On Thursday, I have track, and my flour-baby assignment starts. For two weeks I have to carry around a five-pound sack of flour, and write daily journal entries. My health teacher has to come up with scenarios for all of us (thank God that we're not being paired up, because one kid asked if we had to breast feed our "babies"). Hopefully I'm a single mom; being stuck with an imaginary spouse will suck.

Well, sorry for the short post, but there's not really that much going on at the moment.
I'll try to make a new post during the week.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

the time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time

my inspiration wire.

I hope the title clears things up! I haven't posted in a while, I know. These past few days have been crazy; the madness of enjoying the last days of spring break and going back to school feeling exhausted. Sleeping in is not an option on Monday morning, but somehow getting an enormous load of homework is okay? State testing is next week, and then I only have a few more weeks of seventh grade left.

I guess I had a pretty good spring break...the first few days were spent on Tumblr (shocker) and watching Winona Ryder movies (Girl, Interrupted and Reality Bites).  The second season of Glee premiered, too, and Nurse Jackie is getting good.

My dad came to visit on Thursday, so I got to spend the weekend with him, which was a nice way to end break. My cousin Chris came along too, and we had a lot of fun in New York.

I'm going to close this post using a video...enjoy your week and the musical stylings of Hayley Williams!



Sunday, April 11, 2010

here comes the sun


April is here, and the sun decided to come out too.
Hallelujah.

Before I launch into the usual "sorry I've been busy" excuse, let me say that I have been writing this post since Tuesday. A big accomplishment, I know. I haven't been posting very much this month.

After weeks of anticipation, spring break is finally here! I only get a week off, but it's better than nothing. Walking around town, going on Tumblr, and spending time with my dad sounds good to me.

On Friday, I went to my friend's birthday/dance party. It was fun, and I got to see some old friends, but I can't dance even if my life depended on it (I only knew a few songs, and danced whole-heartedly to Hoedown Throwdown). Yep, laugh if you want.

I watched Surrogates last night, and it really creeped me out, and paranoia started to cease, like "Oh no what if this happens in the future, what if we completely confide in technology and society begins to fall apart...". Let's just say that Bruce Willis really made the future look even brighter.

Well, that's all for today. New post in a few days, I promise!

Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

the adoration of the beatles...

lives within this book.

I finally got a chance to go to the Strand yesterday, and happily bought this book after weeks of hesitation. And of course, page 82 turned into page 214, and I got the feeling that I could make the remaining 71 pages last until Thursday. But soon I didn't have anything to read except the author's acknowlegement page.

Anyway, The Lonely Hearts Club is an awesome book. As you can tell by the cover picture, there is a lot of reference to the Beatles, and I thought back to the long driving trips I took as a kid when my mom would put on the album, "1". The story was cute, too. A girl named Penny Lane gets her heart broken and forms a club called, you guessed it, The Lonely Hearts Club. She encourages her friends to join, and soon almost all of the girls at her high school are in the club, and everyone is looking out for each other. This book made me think about the times when everyone would freak out and get cheesy when a couple was formed. I'm sure you're all familiar with a chorus of  "awwww!". My friends and I don't really think about the boys at school so much, considering that they tell us to go and kiss Robert Pattinson when we simply ask them why there has to be a perverted meaning to Louisville, Kentucky. Yeah, middle school boys aren't exactly the mature and intellectual type. Just egotistical maniacs who tell sex jokes.

The spring fling was on Friday, and I didn't go. Part of me wanted to, but then I realized I was better off not going. Instead of "dancing" (dancing, as in sitting at a table, talking to people, and forcing myself to eat Wise popcorn for dinner), I talked myself into watching Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars on Disney Channel. Who knows; maybe next year I'll go and sing a Paramore song on karaoke, with my friends of course. But I did go a small party on Sunday, which was a lot of fun. I'm not as socially awkward as my parents think I am after all, or so I believe.

I thought spring was supposed to be filled with nice, sunny weather, not rain and wind! It really sucks when your umbrella gets turned up by the wind when you're only two blocks away from your house or school, so you have to sprint. And then when you come in someone laughs at you because there's water all over your glasses. But fabulous fashion has come out of all this, considering a guy in my grade wore a neon pink shirt and green rainboots today. I'm sure if Alexander McQueen was still alive, he would give him a thumbs up, no doubt.

My sarcastic streak has come out a lot today, so I might as well stop writing and start East of Eden or finish my Spanish packet.

Have a nice week!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

read, write, and solve equations all day

That, my friends, is what you do at school...which has been occupying most of my time. I'm almost done with seventh grade...will that mean that this blog will be called "grade eight momentos"? No, I certainly hope not! I need to think of a new blog title before the school year ends (yes, I know changing your blog title every few months or so is annoying, and I'm surprised that I've kept the current title this long). I am lacking creativity at the moment, which is kind of ironic considering I have a three page volcano report and a literary essay due in a month or so.
For a minute there...
In Humanities, we just finished reading The Westing Game, which is about some millionaire who fakes his own death and chooses sixteen people to go after his fortune. The main character, Sam Westing, had four different identities, and his niece kicked people in the shins most of the time. It was a good book, but we watched the movie last week, and that was a disaster. I'm pretty convinced that the screenwriter didn't read the book, because the characters ended up being paranoid melodramatic creepers for the most part.

Speaking of reading, I just read I am the Messenger, by Markus Zusac (who also wrote The Book Thief, if you're wondering). I definitely reccomend it. 

I've been listening to Joan Jett and The Runaways a lot recently, because of the new movie thats coming out. I mean, I listened to "I Love Rock n' Roll" way before anyone made a movie, but I've just started to go beyond that. The girls who made up The Runaways aren't exactly the "role model" type, but some of their songs are pretty good, even if the lyrics tend to get a bit racy. But most songs these days are about sex, drugs, and broken hearts so there isn't really much of a difference unless you compare the generations. The band manager, Kim Fowley, was very creepy and wore makeup and flashy clothes, which is kind of strange, even for the mid-1970s.

Well, that is pretty much all I'd like to say today. I hope you enjoyed the seemingly longer post (I'll have to make these more often, huh?).  I gleefully did my homework during recess, so I'm going to watch the new communitychannel video on YouTube now, if you don't mind.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. My mom convinced me that this girl should win American Idol this year...most of the other contestants want to be cookie-cutter pop stars.


Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

whatever you do in life will be insignificant


It's pretty much been a movie weekend for me. Last night I watched Fried Green Tomatoes, which was quite good, and today I saw Remember Me. The weather has been dreadful and rainy, so getting wrapped up in the stories of fictional characters can often cheer you up, even if those stories happen to be sad.

So yes, I saw Remember Me today, as mentioned before. The movie was okay, I suppose. It's just one of those movies where you expect something depressing or shocking to happen in every scene (which it did). The story seemed to go on and on, until the huge hair-raising ending came along. I  really did enjoy the actors' performances. Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin (from Lost), and Ruby Jerins carried the film very well, while Pierce Bronsan portrayed the usual workaholic dad in the big suit. I do suggest this movie, however, and give 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Alright, moving on... 

I've been seeing pictures from Lady Gaga's new music video all over the web, and it's kind of amusing, yet annoying at the same time. I'm not really a huge fan of Lady Gaga, because I happen to think that she is a huge poseur. So many people love her because she is different, but constantly dying your hair and wearing flashy revealing outfits isn't really appealing to me. She keeps changing because her fans will get tired of her if she stays the same way for more than three months, which proves that a good majority of our generation is impatient and must always be entertained with cliché pop songs about love and whatnot.

Well bloggers, it's about that time.
Stay tuned for further critical thinking.

Monday, March 8, 2010

and the oscar goes to....


ME! Muahaha! In all of my poised glory at Columbus Circle last Saturday.

Sorry about that. Here's what really happened at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards:

  • Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin co-hosted, as mentioned in a previous post. They had a few laugh-out-loud funny moments, but otherwise you would just sit on your couch thinking "eh, yeah, not really funny. just let the hip young folks present the awards!".
  • Katherine Bigalow pretty much kicked some major butt, the "major butt" being James Cameron. The Hurt Locker won a total of six awards, including Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Original Screenplay.
  • Oh, and the Academy made a tribute to John Hughes, which pretty much made my night. Seeing the Brat Pack reunite was a sight for sore eyes.
  • Jeff Bridges won for Best Actor! I was very happy for him, and his speech was heartwarming. Such a caring old soul.
  • Sandra Bullock won for Best Actress, and I was really shocked. I thought Meryl Streep, Carrey Mulligan, or Gabourey Sidibide would have won, but all of the nominees were great anyway. Go Sandra!
This year's show was pretty good overall, and everyone looked stunning. Sam Worthington from Avatar wore a $20 pair of shoes, which I think is pretty cool.

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Today we had surprisingly nice weather for the beginning of March, and a few people didn't even wear their winter coats. I'm ready for all of the nasty wind and snow to be gone, but not ready to say goodbye to tights because sooner or later I'll start telling myself that I look like whore if I wear high wasted skirts.

I'm not really sure if any "academic adventures" are in store for me this week, but I'll keep you posted if anything seemingly exciting happens....maybe I'll throw in a couple of crappy pictures. (:

Monday, March 1, 2010

but why did you have to go off and die?

I have a sudden fascination with The Office. It's funny how the show is in the sixth season and I just notice it now (oblivious much?).  My favorite character is Dwight Kurt Schrute III.


Anywhoo, today is the New York priemere of Robert Pattinson's new movie, Remember Me. My friends and I want to see it when it comes out next week. I guess it looks pretty good, but Summit Entertainment (the same company that has the rights to the Twilight franchise) made the movie to introduce Pattinson as a "real" actor, even though he has done other movies.

On Saturday, my mom took me to ICP, which is the International Center of Photography. I looked at a couple of galleries, and I'm still thinking about taking a class there. And I got my hands on some more Polaroid film. (:

If your calendars haven't pointed it out for you yet, it's the first day of March, which means that spring is near. The Spring Fling has already been planned, and everyone is uber excited. The theme is Rock n' Roll, and will be held from 7-10, which proves that we're real party animals.

Tomorrow the whole middle school is seeing a play adaptation of The Giver. I never read the book, but from what I've heard it's pretty good.

Well bloggers, I'm off. Remember to never leave the house with your shoes untied.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

i warned you i would be listening

Hello, Goodbye

Well, as far as greetings go, that's pretty self explanatory. I love Polyvore and its amazingness.

The weather has been cold and dreary this week, unfortunately, but that doesn't keep me from posting! We just got even more snow, and school has been cancelled for tomorrow. It's the third snowday in less than a month, but that calls for a shorter summer. Great.

School has been crazy...everyone rushed to get their Stone Age projects done. I had to mix animal hide and pigment dye to make paint; now that was messy! I have a ton of homework to do over the three day weekend, though, which sucks. I hope I get it done before its ten o'clock on Sunday night.

I always close my posts the same way, but I thought I would end this one with "The Only Exception" music video, compliements of Paramore. Enjoy & have a nice weekend!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

i can't simply not worry

It's weird that I get so finicky when people tell me that they read my blog. I mean, the main purpose of a blog is telling other people what's on your mind, isn't it? Yeah? Then what is my problem?!

I've been blogging for more than two years, since fifth grade, I think. My mom just thought I should start writing everything down, and as you can see, it's become a hobby. I guess my writing style has changed a lot since I first started blogging (well, of course it has). Instead of writing about *shudder* Webkinz and the Clique books like I used to in fifth and early sixth grade, I write about something much more complex: life. Well, the life of a dramatic seventh grader, to be specific.

Compliments. Another thing that I fuss about. I'm not the kind of person that likes to fish around for compliments, so when someone does compliment me, I get all weirded out, and instead of saying "Hey, thanks!", I wince and do this weird chuckle-like thing that sounds like this: Hmph. Or I don't say anything at all, which makes me look a bitch, or so I think. It's not that I don't want people to compliment me, I guess I'm just happier complimenting other people and not hearing anything back from them. Weird, I know, but that's me!

Posting. My posting method is very strange. I don't want to make a post every single gosh darn day, nor do I want to go weeks, months without posting. I'm happiest spreading out my posts with a few days in between them. I understand if some of you want to see more from me (yes, Mom, I am talking, er, writing about you here, same to you Jack), but I do happen to have a life, even if I do happen to spend most of my spare time reading, watching movies, or chatting with friends on Skype and Facebook. It's not like I write masterpieces. Please. I'm only thirteen years old! Or maybe I'm trapped inside the body of a bitter old woman.

Anyway,

the BAFTA (British Academy Film Awards), are tomorrow night. Kristen Stewart is nominated for a Rising Star award for her work in New Moon, when all she did was act depressed and proceed to jump off a cliff. If someone like Edward Cullen left me, I suppose I would be depressed, but Stephenie Meyer doesn't really understand reality, as in, there are no such things as charming sparkling vampires. But she does write fantasy novels so I shouldn't judge her. Plus, I most certainly am not on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this long ramble of a post. Most of my journal entries for Humanities end up like this, haha.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

dream and wake

Me: Today is John Hughes' birthday!
Kree: Oh, really? He is a meanie on House!
Me: I think you're thinking of Hugh Laurie. John Hughes is a filmaker.
Kree: Oh...yeah now I remember. Haha.
I'm happy to say that I've watched a few good movies during break, such as...

 
  • Coco Before Chanel
  • Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging
  • StarStruck (Yes, this is a Disney Channel movie, but it was still cute)
  • Dear John
  • Mean Girls (It's actually a pretty quotable movie, haha)
  • The Safety of Objects


And I stilll have to watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Haha.
 
Sorry for the short post, but I promise to make one on Saturday!

Monday, February 15, 2010

stop the madness

The past couple of days have been pretty hectic in general. Here's why:
  • School was canceled on Wednesday and Thursday due to the inclement weather. It's nice to sleep in until 10:30 and wake up to heavy snowfall. I pretty much live for Kodak moments.
  • We all return to school on Friday. A two-hour long assembly greets us. In those two hours, the seventh graders had to perform the "Elemental Rap" in awkward fashion. The Michael Jackson Dance Tribute Club (yes, you heard me right) performed, too, and I was pretty impressed. My morning classes were cut short, but homework was still assigned for the break.
If your calendars haven't made it clear enough for you, today is Valentine's Day. Quite honestly, I don't know why people stress out about having no one to be with on this day. It just makes no sense (maybe it's because I'm thirteen and all love-related issues have a temporary residence at the back of my mind). Anywhoo, I spent the day with Claire and Alexis. We basically walked around town and stopped in every little store we could find, spending most of our pocket money on a bunch of random stuff. When we finally got tired we headed back to my house and watched  Jennifer's Body. I did manage to take a few crappy pictures...


All of us decided that we had to have the new Nylon, which came with this t-shirt. I can't wait to see the teachers' reactions when I wear this to school.


A very expensive (but cute) camera necklace, priced at $9.99. Hahaha.


I couldn't help but buy these gloves. What can I say? They're awesome. I bought a 4-pack of The Nightmare Before Christmas buttons, but only kept the one of Jack Skellington.


A Remington Rand? In *instert town name here*? The world really must be screwing with me.


Samoas are pretty much the best-tasting things one can eat.

So yes, it was a pretty good day. You gotta love friends.

I have all of next week off, so be expecting some more posts! In the meantime, I would like to commute to some late-night reading.

Good night!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

satellite of you

Instead of the usual "Hello!", I would like to start the post by pointing something out:
It's Saturday!
Which means....my commitment to post more often during the week starts....NOW. No more weekend posts for a while. I pretty much destroy my blog by dragging things out, such as my posting issue.


I have spent my Saturday posing in my nerd glasses (which are actually 3D glasses from Coraline..hehe). The little quote-filled book in my hand is actually based on a poster that was made before World War II by the British. And why do I have so much to say about a seemingly random picture?

My educational experiences remain the same. You know, sitting through classes and taking notes (doodling), reading during recess, and laughing at "That's what she said" jokes before realizing what I'm laughing at. It's actually kind of depressing how everyone is "engineered" to think of the dirty thing instead of the actual meaning of something these days. 

The Oscar nominations were released this week, and I am not very pleased with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. And being the sharp-tounged girl that I am, I will tell you why. I personally think that a lot of the films/actors/etc. are not Oscar-worthy material. Like Up in the Air, for instance. Yes, it was a good movie, but did it really deserve so many nominations?  And you know what? Nancy Meyers should be a nominee in the Best Original Screenplay category for It's Complicated, because that woman made me laugh so hard in the movie theater. Oh, and I know Meryl Streep has won many awards, but she deserves an Oscar for her work in Julie & Julia. But...I am pleased to announce that Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin are hosting the show this year!

Speaking of movies, I watched Ray on Tuesday, which starred Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles. Jamie won a well-deserved Oscar for his performance in 2005. Ray was by far one of the most amazing biographical movies I have ever seen.

Things to look foward to during the month of February:

  • Valentine's Day? (the holiday, not the Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy)
  • Winter Recess-February 15th-19th
  • Oh, and maybe a post about Winona Ryder?


Well kids, I can't think of anything clever or witty to say, so I will just go ahead and close up shop. I would say something about the Super Bowl, but I'm not really into sports for that matter.

Until next time,
Grace

Sunday, January 31, 2010

sunday ramblings


I don't know why I keep choosing to post on Sunday. And my posts are getting farther and farther apart. Gahh curse Facebook and Polyvore! I need to post more often for the people that read this silly stuff.

I have no idea how I did it, but I got through midterms! Math, Science, and Spanish. They were all open-notebook, though, but a good majority of the grade got good scores.

Right now I'm reading my brother's copy of The Lightning Thief, and it's actually pretty good. The movie comes out on February 12th. You can watch the trailer here.

Well, I'm off to New York to do a favor for a friend of my mom's, so this is where I say...

Happy Sunday!
and sorry for making such a short post.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

take me with you



Today, I used my Polaroid for the first time in two months. I took two pictures, this one being the best (the other one was very blurry). I only have five things of film left. I pretty much worship Urban Outfitters for selling Polaroid film, minus the fact that they charge $24 a pack. Which means, my dears, that I have to stop going to the thrift store after school and spending my cash on button-down shirts and Sting CDs. Photography comes first. Always. (I hope I don't jinx that)

Please please please with a cherry on top don't get mad at me. Why? Because I saw The Lovely Bones last night. I thought that it was a very powerful movie. I cried at one part, being the sap that I am, even though I try to cover it up by wearing black nail polish (epic fail). I was impressed with Saroise Ronan, but Stanley Tucci gave me the heebie-jeebies. Two thumbs up and a "rock on" to Peter Jackson as well for beautiful graphics! But I must say that I am a bit disappointed that a lot was left out from the book. But of course, the books are always better than the movies. Well, maybe not for Twilight, because many people think that Stephenie Meyer is a bad writer. Including Leon, a young college student majoring in English that is currently a student teacher for the eighth graders. He has a sharp tounge, and I (along with my friends) find him very funny.

Oh wait! I almost forgot. I did happen to catch the Hope for Haiti program on HBO. I'm impressed with George Clooney for pulling all of those strings. And I got see Robert Pattinson sporting a small bushy beard. Julia Roberts got on my nerves because she kept innerupting the donators she was talking to on the phone. That woman is only on my good side because I love Steel Magnolias.

So yes, that is my weekend summed up in three paragraphs (probably more than that). I still have a math test to study for, so I better get to that before my procrastination gets even worse.

I hope you all had a nice weekend!

~Grace

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

accidentally on purpose

Hello, fellow bloggers!

It's been ten (yes, ten!) days since you've last heard from me, and during those long ten days I managed to occupy my time by doing the following things:

~being lazy. As in, watching my Heathers DVD a thousand times, quoting Winona Ryder and ransacking Tumblr photography blogs, and wishing for my hair to grow four inches overnight. And guess what? Some wishes take a very long time to come true. Eight months, to be exact.

Oh, and last Saturday, at approximately 3:30, my mom spontaneously decided to go to Boston. So we threw some clothes and tolietries in a bag and hopped on a train at Penn Station. Thank goodness it was a three-day weekend. Now, time for pictures!



Our hotel, which was quite lovely.


Pretty self-explanatory, don't you think so?


Charles Street. My mom has never said "quaint" and "charming" so many times before in her life, I assure you.

I apologize for not posting a lot of pictures. I tried to find the best ones. Yes, it was a very short trip, but a nice one. Have any of you been on fun little vacations? If so, tell me about it.

Anywhoo,
I did happen to get a part in the play. A very small part, but perhaps a memorable one. I am Ensemble #4, and I have to dance with the prince (who is played by an awkwardly tall eighth grader) at the ball. But...according to Mr. Ed Monk, I have to perform a short spastic dance, hug the prince and scream I LOVE YOU! in creeper-like fashion. And then I run off the stage while the kindergartners giggle. Applause? I think not.

In other news, I got pulled out of school early today to go to Poets House (located in the World Finacial Center) with my seminar group. I buried my iPod in my blazer pocket and my friend Jack begged me to let him listen to "Paper Planes". Poets House was actually very calming, and I photocopied some pages out of chapbooks for poetic inspiration.

Well, I guess that sums up my missing ten days. Back to the drawing board.
Happy Wednesday!

People who bother to read this