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! 

People who bother to read this