Saturday, August 30, 2008

Random post

yeah you dont need to tell me that I haven't posted in a while. with school the way it is, all those other wonderful places in cyberspace to visit, and the fact that nothing worth talking about going on around here, there is no point, and not enough time to post. SO THERE!

But I'm here now to give you you're weekly dose of Kye! how wonderful is that?

I am totally failing in civics, my math has always been bad so that's nothing new, but now my science has turned a pretty bad corner and my poor brain can't keep up with all those rows upon rows of numbers. it might as well be written in Greek! I just hope I can keep my head above it all until the end of school. how come the only stuff I'm good at is extra curricular!?!?!

Rachel is gone for the weekend which means I get her chores and mine, but I guess that's not so bad since I was gone for two weeks. Nathan and Dad are making nesting boxes for our chickens. Yes we haven't done that yet. Mom is doing dishes (which is my chore, but I just finished folding clothes so I think that's why plus I'm uploading photos to my dad's facebook cuz he hasn't done that yet) and Abby is...somewhere. I'm going to have to go look for her....

uh...oh facebook! I got one when I was in MD cuz I was board and then a week ago, my mom asked if she could get one. I didn't ever think she'd ask that, but she did and she has more friends than me! She even found some ppl from collage. Dad got one, or rather, mom got dad one. that is why I am uploading photos, because he's not doing it and it's driving mom nuts.

Our Internet is stinky! it's fast enough I guess, but sometimes it doesn't work. we have wireless and we can't get fiber optic cuz of where we live. Bummer. Sometimes it stops working when I"m in the middle of something. That drives me insane!

Oh. I was freaking out a few days ago cuz I finished a book and I wanted the next one REALLY BAD and the portales library didn't have it and we weren't going to Clovis that day so I was kind of stuck. then I found the book I wanted on iRead. on the day we were going to the clovis library. how messed up is that! oh well. I got it now and I'm happy.

this has been almost as random as Christina's blog.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


I've never liked guns. in my opinion, they kill to easy and accidents with guns can happen even more easily. Also, even if you don't have sensitive ears like I do, they can be very loud.

My dad got my mom a 22 for an anniversary present. Yeah. he got my mom a gun instead of taking her out to dinner. He says that it would be a good thing for us to learn how to use a gun in case we were attacked or something. Also it would be great for getting rid of coyotes. Sure dad. Whatever.
Nathan was thrilled. surprise surprise.

After giving me the basic "gun safety" talk, he handed me the 22 and told me to aim for the target that was sitting...I don't know, 20 something feet away. I am no Annie Oakley let me tell ya. I only managed to hit the target 9 times out of 20. I hit the bull's eye once. It was a lucky shot. I wasn't worrying about my score, I was just trying to hit the freaking target!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Yesterday we went shopping in Lubbock. That's the nearest place around here that has a mall worth visiting and a target. Wal*mart gets old real fast. We left at 7:00 AM in the morning and dropped Mr. Phil off at the airport. Lubbock is two hours away. We started off in borders and I was practically drooling over the books selections. I didn't buy anything though. We went to the craft store and then headed to the mall. I got lost. I don't seem to be able to navigate in any mall. I always get lost. The most fun I had all day yesterday was when we went to the Christian book store. We probably spent a good half hour reading all the T-shirts. I got two. We didn't get home until 6 something P.M. The poor dogs spent all day in the kennel.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Cooking Class? What For?

As luck would have it, I was able to get the ipod unfrozen. I'm not really sure how though. One of those freak things I guess.

Last week we stared school. We were only working on one or two subjects and only did it for three days out of the week. This week, we are really starting. My mom is going to put us though a cooking class. I don't like to cook. But I can cook if I have to. that's why everything has instructions on it and there are things called cook books. So why must I suffer though a culinary arts class? True I shrink away from the hot stove, but I'm working on that burn-a-phobia thing. I make great pot pie and cooked carrots. And dad has showing me how to makes mashed potatoes and Garvy. bisects and cornbread are a sinch! I mean, you really can't go to wrong if you follow the directions. I like making cookies, though there was that one time I misread the instructions on the back of the chocolate chip bag and end up with cookie soup. But Hey, I'm 16! I'm learning! and I don't think I need a class to tell me to add more flour to my cookie batter if it looks soupy. I learned that the hard way.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


I am sooooooo ticked! the whole technology world seems to be against me. First my camera, then the computer, and now my ipod! The stupid thing somehow currupted! What the heck is wrong this week? It's not like I'm addicted to the computer or anything. if there is a lesson in here God, can you hurry up and get done teaching it!?!?

Friday, August 15, 2008

Camera again

Hey this is Kye talking about the camera thing again. if you're like me and you tend to damage yer camera, make sure that you break it within 30 days. then you might be able to swap it out for a new one at the store you bought it from. I got my camera on 7/16/08. now it is 8/15/08. I was so close to having to go though that whole reimbursement thing again. I so Lucked out! So now I don't feel so stressed. But no more rain for me. na ah.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Knew Better

This is to re-enforce what I said yesterday about making rain movies with a consumer's digital camera. NEVER attempt it! All that dirt and water that I was talking about destroyed my camera. the worst part is that I KNEW better than to put that thing in water. Water and camera's don't mix. (duh) I wanted to crawl under a rock and die this morning. As I said, I knew better. Something similar happened to my last camera. But did I learn from that last lesson? NOOOOOOO! I think this one's gonna stick though. Going though two cameras in one year is just not right. *Bangs head on Keyboard* obeiojewiouetk dhf

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Stand in the Rain? I think Not

I"m going to say this out right. Don't EVER try to make a movie that happens in the dark and in the rain when all you have is the movie setting on your digital camera. It is NOT a good idea. You know 'Stand in the Rain' by Superchick? Well, I'm trying to use that song and make a music video for it. The problem (besides only having a dinky digital camera) is the fact that when it rains around here, it's a huge storm with lightning and everything. You don't want to be out filming in that. So we have to "make rain" with the hose. After two nights of fruitless filming, I'm about to give up. Besides, I don't like getting soaked to the bone with the hose! I'm gonna give it one more shot and hope it pays off.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Painting Nightmare

K I haven't been doing any posting cuz there isn't really anything interesting to post about. my life has been going along like normal without any Major highlights.

Today, Nathan asked me if he could use my paints so he could paint a picture to enter in the fair in two weeks. I thought this was a good idea so I pulled out my art box and my brushes. (for those of you who don't know, I used to take an art class when I lived in MD and I had quite a few nice brushes, paints and art experience) I sat down with a black piece of paper in front of me and began to paint with reds, yellows and oranges. Also black. Black sometimes does show up on black nicely. Anyway Abby came into the room.

"Can I paint?"

"Not right now Abby. And NOT with these paints"

"Can I paint?"


She went to get mom. meanwhile, Rachel came in the room. "I want to paint too!"

Before I knew it, all four of us kids were sitting around the table using my paints and panting with my nice five dollar and up brushes. *cringes*. I got a little stressed because not all of my sibs know how to use the brushes so they don't break the bristles. ok, I was FREAKING OUT! it didn't help that the dogs were running around like mad around the kitchen. Nothing really bad happened to my brushes (luckly) but I don't think I want to go though that again any tine soon. It was a painting Nightmare. I did end up with a nice piece of finished work though.