Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rest of the Week

Sunday the 27th: That walk i took with Ruth caught up to me and I could barley stay awake during church. I ended up taking a nap when I got back to my grand parents. It was just me this time. No Friends. Which was nice and annoying at the same time. I didn't really have anything to do. I talked Granny into going back to blockbusters and I found 'Alex Rider: Operation Stormbraker'. it was based on the first book of the Alex Rider series. Cuz the screen play was written by the author of the books, it was a really good movie. I got to sleep in that big sleep number bed again.

Monday the 28th: What did I do on Monday? Oh yeah. I went to the library to see if my card still worked. (I hadn't used it in a year) turns out that I needed to tell the librarian my old phone number and I couldn't remember it. She let me check the book out anyway (even though I was from out of state) because It was just one book and she's seen me often enough that she knows I'll bring the book back. Then I went over the Alyssa's. Guess what we did? We went on a walk. Yes I'm stupid. Feet still have blisters from Friday btw and I made them worse. It a nice walk anyway. I went past the place where I used to live. The ppl that live there now planted a few more trees and the swing set is no longer there. I didn't watch a movie that night.

Tuesday the 29th: I got my hair cut/trimmed and then went to Kmart to get a new hair brush. spent most of the afternoon finishing the library book and on the computer. Then Jen came over at 5:00 PM. We played kings in the corner and I emptied my hand in the first play. Then we went to blockbusters (again) and got Aurthur and the invisibles. Jen and I ended up crying because we were laughing so hard.

Wednesday the 30th: I'm going home tomorrow. Jen and I went on a short walk and then played around with our cameras. We hug them on the clothes line and then sat underneath and tried to get a picture of us both laying on the ground. it didn't really work but it was a lot of fun. I'm going to be going back to Alli's tonight and her mom is going to take me to the airport in the morning. So ends my stay in Maryland.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Week So Far...

k so this is how my week has been so far. (if there are a ton of typos, it's cuz I'm using a strange keyboard)

Tuesday the 22: I had to spend two hours sitting in the air port cuz the flight was delayed and then spend four hours on the plane listening to two ladies talk about babies. When I got to BWI, Alli picked me up and we had ice cream. =) Then we were up till the wee hours of the morning talking. Spent the night in a nice regular bed.

Wednesday the 23: Spent all day at the mall! (we don't have those were I live) We window shopped in various places and bought a few things, went and saw WALL-E. I'd seen it before but Alli hadn't. Spent the night on a couch bed.

Thursday the 24: this is where I switched friends. We met Ruth in the burger king parking lot. I couldn't get the darn door on Alli's van open and when I finely did, Ruth jumped on me with this bear of a hug. I went home with her and said good-bye to Alli. That night, I got to see X-man. ya know that the twin towers are still standing in that movie? I'm guessing it's cuz the movie was made before 9/11. Spent the night in a tent and was a nice feast for little blood-sucking pests.

Friday the 25: Here is something you should NEVER do. Go on a five mile walk right before lunch time without water while wearing flip-flops. You will regret it for the rest of the week! Ruth and I left on a walk to the Laurel reservoir just before lunch and didn't get back until 4:00 PM. We were walking the whole time too. Didn't stop at all. When we finally did get back to her house, we drowned ourselves in glasses of water and then fell asleep on Ruth's bed. Our feet hurt so much it was hard to walk. Ugh. Ow. My Cuz picked me up then. I spent the night with her on a blow up air mattress after watching Fight Plan and listening to Em's hamster run around on it's wheel a million times.

Saturday the 26: I proved to the world that I suck at Minni golf. and regular golf. End of discussion. I'm gonna spend the night at Granny's in a nice, soft, sleep number bed. Heaven!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Leaving!

I am going to get up in the morning and drive for four hours with my family to Albuquerque so I can get on an airplane and fly for a long time until i get to the east coast and Baltimore. I'm really excited. I get to see all my old friends again. but right now, I'm freaking out. I keep thinking that I forgot to put something in my luggage...

I'm going to try to keep the blog updated while I'm there. (that is if ppl are nice enough to let me barrow their computers)

See some of yo peeps when I get back! MD here I come!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Birthday (half) Surprise

*Yawns. Rolls over and starts to fall asleep. Then remembers that the Blog did not get updated. Groans. Tumbles out of bed and heads for the computer…” not really. I am a bit tired though. I didn’t go to sleep until after 1:00 AM last night and then for some stupid reason, my body woke me up at six. Why? I don’t know and I am being punished for it now. *yawns*

Before I start telling you about my day, I’m gonna back up to the 11th. There is a Blog post about the costume party that happened on the 11th. Anyway, it was at that party that I was notified that someone was planning a surprise party for me. one of the moms of one of my friends said, “I’m sorry Hannah, but we can’t make it to your party.” I’m thinking, what party? Then my friend pulls her mom away with this look on her face that said “You’ve said too much.” I don’t think I would have thought about it further if it hadn’t been for that “look.” Little lights and flags were going off in my head. Something was up and I bet I knew what. During the following week, little things confirmed my hunch. My family was planning a surprise party. I bet I knew who would be invited but I didn’t know when. So, keeping my guess to myself, I’ve spent all this week clamped down on my tongue waiting to see a bunch of my friend pop up somewhere unexpected.

Here’s were my smarts turn to idiocy. I never thought that the surprise party would be ON my actual birthday. So in the end, I was surprised. Which was fun. I always tend to ruin surprises for myself. And it’s not cuz I snoop or anything. It’s the fact that my brain puts pieces together really quickly and if any of you know what I mean, you are familiar with the fact that it’s quite annoying not just for the ppl who want to surprise you, but for yourself. Sometimes I just want to tell my brain to shut up. But it never does.

BTW. For those of you that were at my party, thanks so much for coming. Especially those who live more than a half hour away.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Finding the Silver Lining

K! My week just got brighter and just in time! My 16th birthday is tomorrow! I’ve been kind of feeling crummy all week cuz, one: my camera broke so I had to send it in (which I did last month) and get a voucher so I could go by a replacement. It came in the mail Tuesday so that made my worries a little less. I bought my new and better camera this afternoon. Two: I had some books on hold at the library and was waiting for them to come in. Meanwhile, I was reading some really crumby books. The books came in Wednesday and I picked them up this afternoon. Yeay! Three: its summer so everybody’s busy had has very little time to fool around on the computer, so my internet life had gone waaaaaaay down. No emails or ppl to chat with while I was online. I had a few emails from ppl I hadn’t seen in a while tonight! Even more happy! Five: I found out today that I’m gonna have to bet braces in…September I think? But I’ll only have to have them on for one year! HAH! My teeth aren’t THAT bad.

Yeah I might be being a little too optimistic right now (I’m acting way out of character) but I’m in a good mood so looking for the silver lining can’t hurt. ;)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Missing James

Right now, I am sitting in the back room at the school table. Nathan and Abby are playing on the other side of the room and Rachel is playing Lego Loco on the computer that's out here. I'm on the laptop. Why are we out here? Answer: flooring. we have ppl in the house putting down new flooring in the laundry room, kitchen, and the two bathrooms. and us kids have to stay out of the way which is fine with me. I"m not even sure what color the flooring is gonna be.

Last night, I had a dream that I was standing out side our old church in MD. So I went up the steps and into the building. The service had already started so I just scooted into the row with Ruth, Alli, Kyleen, and Alyssa. Don't ask me why Alyssa was there. Anyway, whoever was preaching asked us to turn to the book of James in the bible. For the life of me, I couldn't find the book of James. and it wasn't because I don't know how to search the bible or anything, it was because the book of James simply wasn't there! It wasn't in the bible. I have no idea what this dream meant if anything. I just found it weird. another thing is that if felt so real. i could feel Alli's shoulders pressed against mine because we were so crowed in the pew. I could also feel the thin paper pages of the Bible I had in my hand. Kind of freaky. But it's not the first "real" dream I've had.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Medieval Costume Party



Ok. I’m gonna start with what happened yesterday, because obviously, I didn’t Blog yesterday. My dad brought home a dead bat. Yeah. One of those fuzzy creatures that fly around at night. He brought it home for us to look at. Eew

Now for today…Sarah had a medieval costume party this evening and I was going to go as a princess in this really nice gown we got at Good Will. But I’m not really comfortable in big flouncey dresses, so my mom took me to wal*mart to see if we could find another costume. My mom is probably one of the best moms on the planet. She took me to wal*mart last minute. Like, an hour before the party. We didn’t find one and I had to go as the princess.

Taboo is a weird game. But it’s even weirder when you have these people who look like they’re from middle earth holding a plastic buzzer. We didn’t play taboo for long. We changed games and played Apples to Apples instead. That was fun.

Sarah and her brother brought out some real swords and an old bow. Then the boys had a fight with plastic pipes. Come on, you aren’t going to let a few teens swing swords at each other. There was also music going from the Narnia movies and LOTR and other movies. When one of the Narnia themes came on, I gathered my skirts and ran across the lawn yelling “CHAAAAAAARGE!” not everybody saw me, but the people who did laughed. It was a fun evening. I’d love to do it again some time.

For more pics from the party, click here. You have to scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Forgotten Dragon Homework


If there was ever a movie that was poorly put together, George and the Dragon would be it. We got it from the movie store because my dad said it looked interesting. From the beginning, I thought that the movie was poor. I’m not going to say cheesy, because that doesn’t really quite cover it. What annoyed me the most, was the lack of plot, stale dialogue, old gags, and the rotten selection of music. There was carnival music going during a fight scene! I did like the costumes for the most part. And some of the camera angles.

I think the worst part of the whole thing were the dragons. Clearly, someone forgot to do their homework. They had western LAND dragons, swimming! Plus the dragon egg was wayyyyyyyy to large. There is something called, Dracology (study of dragons) that was not in the least used in this film. The best part of the movie was the outtakes!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Summer Boredness Leads to Madness

Mom more or less kicked us out of the house this afternoon saying it was to nice of a day to spend in the house. Sensible or her really. In any case I did go outside. And I took a book with me. I went out the the horse shelter, next to the chicken coop and sat in on of our camp chairs. I must have been sitting there for a least 20 minutes before Nathan found me. He came right up and snatched the book away from me. I was a bit annoyed. he had taken it mid-sentence.


"Chase me!" he said. I didn't move.


"Chase me or you are not gonna get the book back." I let a smile creep over my face. I didn't do anything. I didn't have to. All I had to do was wait. He was gonna give me that book back without effort on my part. He then proceeded to threaten the book's well being if I didn't chase him. The thing is, he was soooooooooooo bored, he went looking for trouble. And I wasn't going to rise to his bait. he wouldn't harm the book anyway. it was a library book. He knew I knew all this. but that didn't stop him trying to get my goat for 15 minutes.


He did carry out two threats. he dipped the binding in the pool water (thank goodness the paperback had some kind of plastic coat on it) and he did throw it under some old cow poop. again, thank goodness for the plastic coat. I did have to clean the book off, and some of the pages (plus the book marker) did get a little wet. but the words in the book we unharmed.


So yeah. He gave up trying to anger me, gave me the book back and left me alone. I bet he wished I didn't know him so well. I probably know him better than either of my other 2 sibs.


BTW: Happy fourth all!


last night, our little town had a fireworks show. they had to do it on the third because the firework company had to be somewhere else tonight.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

2TAV

Today was a busy day for me. At work anyway. I was running off inserts, printing DVDs Burning DVDs stuffing DVD cases and loading paper into the printer when the paper became low.

For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, I work for 2Talents AV productions. ( A small home business in my town. Although there are ppl in TX that ask 2T to film or photograph things. I have two bosses. MR. John, and MRS. Betty. I’m kind of apprenticing, assisting, and playing a bit of a secretary for them. Not that I mind. It’s all quite fun really. And I’ve been learning a lot about the whole film process. (everything from capturing footage to editing and burning DVDs.) I’ve done more video than photography. But the demand in this place is for people who film more than it is for pictures so it isn’t really surprising.

Yeah so that about wraps my day up in a nice little package.