Friday, February 26, 2010

Beautiful Melody

Bonding.
  At Zupa's, no less. Happy Birthday, darling Mel! Tonight we'll celebrate with  soup and salad.

:)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

expi-ali-do-cious

Today was a mixed-up mashed potato of a day.

Yes. It was.

I glory in the fact that tomorrow is Friday.

Five days left before I jet off to City, New York. (explodes in a undignified-but-I-don't-even-care-because-I'm-so-dang-excited fit of giggles and smiles.)


Good morning to you.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

OUT LOUD

Friends, family, honored guests...I have news, of a large nature.

Remember that one poetry competition I was talking about yesterday? I believe the term "nervous-making" was used.

Well, I won.

FIRST PLACE.

I am representing my school district in a state-wide poetry recitation competition!

I KNOW. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.

It's truly surreal. I went, I competed. The next thing I knew, I was getting slapped on the back and high-fived and my hand was nearly shaken off.

I won. I won. I won! I won!


This month has been practically perfect in every way.

Monday, February 22, 2010

In Which I Venture to Say That My Monday Wasn't Bad

Today was doubleplusgood. Usually Monday means excessive tiredness, unwillingness to be social in any way, and altogether disagreement. this monday=not so.

I went and saw Love's Labours Lost at my school for the second time, only this time, I went on a date. I like dates. A lot. So much fun. Then...I had a late night chamber choir rehearsal. Not the most fun thing in the world, but nevertheless necessary, and it's always fun to be with your friends. And to top it all off, I stopped at my friend's house afterward and watched my very first bit of Olympic Games this winter. THANK you, C. Thank you. I forgot how much I love watching couple's figure skating. And then we chatted for an hour.


And tomorrow, I compete in the District Poetry Out Loud competition!! I took first in my school, and I'm movin' up. It's kinda sorta nervous-making.

But I can do it.













Ice skate found here.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Prom

 Excitement.
 
Waiting for the dance to come
takes too long.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

"I studied all the pictures, in magazines and books. I memorized the subway map too..."

"Start spreading the news! I'm leaving today!" (Well, in eleven days.)

I'm going to New York. In less than two weeks.
 Photograph found here

Thursday, February 18, 2010

we're sweethearts, you see... ;)

Earlier this month was the Sweethearts dance! I went with my fantastic friend Cade. :) Needless to say, it was quite a blast. Look! Pictures!!




february = fun.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

poem^3

Gift
While humble seems the Hummingbird
compared to mighty Hawk,
the gift of flight belongs to both,
while others only walk.

Disguise
Never trust a smile,
but always love a frown.
A grin is simply guile
that is dressed in evening gown.

First Impression
Simplicity of dragonflies
is instant, so to see.
But furthur fascination
shows them more complex to be.

-CGH

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Erm...

Last blog post...maybe a little abstract? It was late...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Today

Today...was tired. It didn't want to wake up. It lazily flopped out of bed, absent-mindedly got ready, and named itself Thursday. As Today Thursday went on its way, Today Wednesday left. Today Tuesday was already long gone, and Today Monday even longer gone. Today Friday was snoozing, dreaming of movies, popcorn, and late night escapades. Today Thursday dozed in its early morning, perked up in its late, waltzed through its afternoon, and relaxed in its evening. Soon, Today Friday will take over; about 1 1/2 hours. But a few moments are still Today Thursday's.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's the 50th official day of winter.

 50 days is a lot of days. Please let spring come soon.

Yesterday I baked a cake and watched Julie and Julia...twice.

I also decorated a huge plate of cookies. Today I'm cleaning the whole kitchen.

I got out to my car after school today and realized that I pretty much had my jaw clenched all day long...I think I might be too used to being stressed out.

My English test was almost condescendingly easy.

I took my vitamins this morning, which rarely happens, so I thought I'd blog about it. Interesting, right?!

The play that I dropped out of is opening tonight; Our Town. I'm going to mutual. ...wait. A play is opening tonight? Shouldn't that mean I'm really concerned with call times and costumes and make-up? Nope. I'm NOT. It's fantastically liberating.

I love making Valentines. I only need a thousand more!

Today Mama J finally told me how much money I still need to pay for New York. She seems to think that $1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.75 is reasonable. No problem, right? (Of course, I exaggerate, just a bit...)

And...

I discovered that I love roller-blading.


Carlie out.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

the best feeling

Do you ever have one of those weeks? When everything...kinda crumbles for a few days? And you just don't want to DEAL WITH IT anymore? Yeah...I sorta had one'a those. Except...less dramatic. It was one of those weeks, except in a good way. Which doesn't make sense, does it? But it's true.

Why is this blog post entitled "the best feeling"? Because today, Sunday, was good. (And yesterday, too...I went to a dance. Woot!) Today I decorated cookies. It was so much FUN. Can I just say how excited I am to cook everyday? To make dinner for a family? Those thoughts kept swimming into my head while I frosted and piped icing onto the cookies, finishing them off with a little flourish of sparkling sugar. Mm, delicious. I love having that feeling of accomplishment after I've made something special, be it a batch of cookies, lunch for my little brother, a thank-you card, a hair accessory, a sewing project, or a scrapbook page. It's just
the best feeling.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blog Post the 50th, In Which I Briefly Speak of Friendship

TAMN moment...but can I just say...how wonderful my friends are?


I mean really.
They are.


I love friends.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

happy birthday, dear Normaaaaaan....

happy birthday to you! Today was Norman Rockwell's birthday. I just spent a good 15 minutes perusing a massive book of his paintings. This one made me guffaw out loud (quite loud):
Notice the fantastic print of that couch. So good. Love that man. Oh, Norman Rockwell.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

word

taliksi.


These are the security letters I had to figure out in order to post a comment on another friends blog. I liked it.

Woot for nonsense words.
If you happen to read this post, leave a comment with your own definition for "taliksi". It will be fun...and nonsensical. Perfect!

Monday, February 1, 2010

In a nutshell...

I didn't run out of gas. Thank you, and good-day.