Monday, August 31, 2009


A miniture snow-cone machine to keep in your kitchen. Genius + no guilt (I used Crystal Light to flavor it!) = much joy in the land.

Mysterious love letters from your friend's hilarious cousin that you've never even met. B.I.N.G.O.

Finishing a book. The Secret Journal of Brett Colton was most enjoyable. Definitely one of the better LDS young adult novels.

Losing five pounds. Wiki-what? Confidence BOOSTED.

Getting praised by your director for doing Shakespeare, which you have never performed in public before. Um, awesome?

A-Days. Thank goodness I have that to look forward tomorrow instead of my dismal schedule for B-days.

Carlie out.

Friday, August 28, 2009



Do you ever one of those days that is so great but some of the things that make it great make it extremely aggravating at the same time?! Yeah. That was today.

I made the Shakespeare Team! YES. I am in the ensemble for the ensemble scene--imagine that! :) We're doing the trial scene from Merchant of Venice--sure to be a blast. And I also get to do a monologue from King John portraying the part of Constance. Woot+sauce.

Homecoming. I am so stoked.

And Chamber performed for the first time all together today! SO incredible. I was standing there, singing my little heart out, and I kept thinking of where I was a year ago--an almost shy sophomore (not anymore!) who watched Chamber and thought to herself, "Gosh, I wish I was them." Or back in junior high going to high school choir concerts, "Gosh, I wish I was them." Now, I'm them! It's an amazing feeling.

So, CRAZY DAY. But good nonetheless.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

So, I...

...never really imagined loving Shakespeare as much as I do now. Because...I DO.

Shakespeare Auditions = golden.
Callbacks = even better.

I am on a natural high because of all those glorious words...

" murdering ministers. Wherever in your sightless substances you wait on nature's mischief!" (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth-my monologue-awesome).

And now...we wait. More (hopefully) on the subject tomorrow. How will it fare? One can only imagine...

Oh! And I got asked to homecoming. Pretty much an awesome week that all ends with a huge bang which is Chamber singing the national anthem and drama council retreat. Huzzah!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lone Peak Knight

Why do I have to be a Lone Peak Knight? Can't I be a Lone Peak Damsel-in-Distress? I guess it's not as catchy. But still.

First day of school=awesomehotsauce. The low-down is as follows:

Early Morning Seminary
I only wonder why I didn't take this sooner. Probably because I'm not exactly good at waking up at 5:00 in the AM. No, not my strongpoint.

What I see every day. A bit of shock, really.

But early morning seminary is so fun already. The best people are in there, and my teacher is awesome--and my bishop. Kinda weird, but coolio anyways.

AP U.S. History
Not as bad as I thought...yet. More on this subject will surely come later...but for now, I really like it, and my teacher is the best of the best.

Chamber Choir
Epic. So much fun and hard work already. We're singing the national anthem on Friday for a back to school assembly, and boy-howdy do we sound good. It feels so fantatiscally wonderful to be in a small choir of guys and gals. We're already so close and good friends, and I am in love with singing. What a love story it is.

English 11 Honors
Guess who's an English mom. But me too. We're learning about the Renaissance period right now and we're just about to start Macbeth. Great joy in the land.

And of course...

Musical Theatre... do I love thee, let me count the ways. If only I was actually in the show. No, I get to help with music direction this time. Perhaps next year I'll be assigned permanent stage manager. I can only hope for the best. (By the way, those last two sentences were meant to be case you were wondering, in which case I would be slightly dissapointed in you.) Though not being in the show kinda blows, being in the class with 32 other awesome people most certainly does not. Hooray for drama kids!

So far, so good. Loving school, loving life. Loving YOU!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bethanyism #1

I love my job. No, I really do. I get up every morning, walk along the same sidewalk, pass the same long-forgotten soy sauce wrapper, turn the same corner, and knock on the same door. The same sounds greet my ears: *stomp, stomp, pitter-patter, runnnnnnning* "CARRRRlie!!" The same little face appears at the window and then opens the door and the same little kids swoop in for a big group hug. And then the day goes on from there. Really though, being a nanny/babysitter is so fun, especially when Bethany says/does hilarious things.

Bethany has taken to putting the dog, Lucy, in odd places--cupboards, closets, drawers, things of that nature. One day, I went upstairs to go make sure Bethany was making her bed so she could keep going with her other chores. The bed was made-something that doesn't always happen too smoothly. I was a bit surprised, but I praised her work and reminded her to brush her teeth and take a vitamin.

"Your bed looks great, Bethany! Why don't you come and brush your teeth now so we can finish up your chores?"

"Hm...all right. Just one minute."

"No, come on, put the toy down, it'll just take a minute."

The family I work for has three adorable children, Jacob, Bethany, and Samantha. Samantha is about 2 months old. (This fact is important to the story, which is why I inserted it here.)

"Come on, Bethany, let's go."

"Um...ok. But, can you go see if Samantha is crying for a minute?"

I was a bit taken-aback.


"Just because."

"Bethany...what are you up to?"

Bethany inched towards a lower cupboard on her dresser and said innocently, "Nothing...just can you go see if she is crying?"

"Bethany, what's in the cupboard?"

"Nothing...a toy."

"What toy?"

"Um...just a toy I don't want you to see."

I raised an eyebrow. "Bethany, open up. Let's have a look."

Bethany reluctantly opened the cupboard, and sitting there quite pathetically was Lucy. I laughed out loud, and then coaxed her out, trying to keep a straight face.

"Bethany...what have we said about putting Lucy in cupboards and drawers?"

"But Carlie! I didn't! I just opened it up and then she walked in! I promise!"

Poor Lucy. She puts up with more stuff than most canines.