Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Late nights, Dim Lights

This past weekend was a three day weekend. The last day we had off school until summer is here(today marks exactly 2 weeks until school is out). Being this excited about a break, you better believe I made it the best weekend ever.

It started on Friday when I drove up to Long Beach to spend the weekend at my grandparent's house. Not long after I arrived, I went over to my friend's house where we worked on his new clothing company and picked up his new pins and stickers. Then we picked up another friend and we headed to the Observatory in Santa Ana. 

There we met up with 9 other friends, and shoved our way to the front of the pit to be really freaking close to the band. We saw The Neighbourhood and it was AMAZING!!!

After the amazing concert, we hit up in-n-out before calling it a night.
The next night was a different story. It started with my first energy drink, and I was already super hyper before that!!
We decided to go to a concert for Dresses, JMSN, and Sir Sly. We were right up in front of the stage again and all 5 of us had the best time ever. We even got T-shirts and pins.

This is where the story changes. Twists. And winds up as a crazy adventure.
Kayvon's car was towed. It took 30 minutes to figure out what we were going to do about it, and once we did we still had to get his mom to come to Costa Mesa from Rancho Cucamonga. Luckily I drove in my car, and we didn't take our jeep because everyone wouldn't fit in the car. 
We hopped in the car, went to sonic to quench our thirst, and then drove to the tow yard. After an hour and a half of talking, laughing, peeing our pants, and acting like retards- Kayvon got his car back and headed home to Rancho!

I'm going to be honest here. I felt bad for Kayvon. But I've always wanted to go to a tow yard at 2 in the morning to pick up a car. I never wanted to pay the $350 fine though, so I'm so very grateful it happened to my friend. Although I still feel so bad for him. He gave me a life experience I will never forget. That's the full truth. Nothing but the truth.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Higher Expectations

Last night was the premiere of Great Gatsby. 
Of course, being an incredible fan of the book, I was at the theatre ready to see the movie with 15 close friends. We were excited. We are a group of book nerds who all love to read(well most of us).

When we first found out they were redoing the Great Gatsby movie, we were sort of upset. The original movie is so good! Good enough that we knew it would be hard to redo, and we were right. Lets just say we came with higher expectations than we wanted to have. We didn't want to be as disappointed as we were, but sadly we all took at least one little nap. 

I don't have any photos from the night, but we definitely had an amazing night.

Don't get me wrong though, GO SEE IT!!  

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Those (almost) Summer Days

My Disneyland pass expires on Saturday. It's really upsetting because it's way too expensive for me to renew. Even though I have a job, my money goes straight to gas. Oh, and the time I would go to Disneyland I have to work now. 

To "celebrate" the end of my pass, my friend Travis and I took his little nephew Curran to Disneyland for his 3rd birthday. He's adorable. Seriously the cutest(besides Jude). 

We spent the time doing all of the things we had never done. It mostly included trying the Pineapple Dole whip ice cream that always has a huge line, and the corn dogs from Corndog Castle. We love food. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hide and Go Seek

As I sit here behind a filing cabinet, in a dark office, where I've been walked past 4 times- I'm contemplating how many times we, as humans, want to just hide from the world.

 We want to go away and not be seen so that we have time to ourselves. As I've grown older, I've developed this habit of walking away, going to a quiet place, and figuring out what I want in life. But boy, let me tell you how wonderful life is even when you are surrounded by people who love you. 
Lets just admire these baby feet

Monday, May 6, 2013

Oh the Dancing

This year I was asked to Prom by my wonderful friend Isaac Schmitt. He and I have known each other since fourth grade when we were in the same class and in our school musical he played Thomas Jefferson absolutely perfectly(he was in fifth grade at the time). Then my Sophomore year he was in my Spanish class where we become closer as we talked every class. It wasn't until this year that we became close friends though. And boy am I ever so glad I met him and his group of friends. These people have been so nice and have helped me conquer high school the proper way(only 2 years late right??)

I ended up waking up on Saturday morning super sick(with a couch and runny nose) so I was not really feeling up to party. When I told Isaac about my sickly state, he decided to tell me he had just had a delayed poison ivy reaction from the pig hunting trip he had gone on the week before. Needless to say, we both weren't feeling up to dancing but we made the most of it and enjoyed the whole entire night together as best friends! They even played "Forever Young"(which is also played in Napoleon Dynamite) which is Isaac and I's favorite song, so it lifted our spirits.

The lovely Kallin Zehrin and I enjoying small, enthusiastic chatting

The boutonniere pinning. I was helped by my grandma, but then the flower head broke off.
Luckily, my friend Tara's mom was there to help us out

The lovely Jenna Breig 

Paige Donaldson, Madeline Hunstein, and Jenna Breig
Oh, and that sun. (Grateful the 2 girls next to me made me look tan)

The Schmitt family and their dates
Connor Devaney and Sarah Scmitt, Spencer Bateman and Lizzy Schmitt
The wonderful Lindsay Speros who planned the whole event

Action Shots are the Best Shots


Have to get the hair picture
(Done by Britany Gharring)

Sarah Schmitt is beautiful
 Our prom was in Diamond Bar, CA at the Diamond Center on March 20, 2013. We took pictures at the Aliso Viejo Golf Course, which is where we also had a delicious dinner. Right next to the dinner was a wedding. We took a big party bus to and from the dance, and had a magical night dancing and making memories with each other before most of our group goes off to college.
Oh and our best friends Lizzy Schmitt and Spencer Bateman won Prom King and Queen!!

Farewell Class of 2013!

Who am I?

Do you ever have to ask that to yourself? Who am I really?
And the follow-up question:
Who do I want to be? 

Singing with a nationally ranked choir called OCMCO
(April 2013)
As I have struggled through my high school years, as most teenagers do, I have found myself. 
Think back to one of your high school breakups(I'm assuming there was at least one). What was your excuse for breaking up? Was it because you didn't like him, or because you didn't know what you were doing anymore? 2 of my breakups have been on account of me needing to find myself before I shared my life with someone else. I have recognized as I have come to actually follow through with the challenge I set for myself, that I am not the person I thought I was. I used to think I was over energetic, boring, ugly, and a gossiper. I thought these things because that is what I was told. Especially as teenagers, we think of ourselves as worthless because that is what others want you to think about yourself. I challenge everyone of you to figure out
Hawaii with my family
(April 2013)
I know now that I am:
- Kind
- Friendly
- Positive
- Funny
I also know that I love music, babysitting, working, hanging out with friends, being independent, being responsible for my actions, going to the beach, singing, and traveling

Working at Big Air OC
(March 2013)

Wild West Wednesday with Dylan Devaney and Madeline Hunstein
(April 2013-Junior)