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Friday, July 29, 2011

Word's still broke...

The last day of Vacation Bible School was amazing! Here's a little riddle for you: What do you get when you have four pies, three pitchers of semi-solid Jello, a couple hundred sprinkles, three bags of powdered sugar, one pastor and a ton of kids anxious to chuck jumbo marshmallows at him? Give up? You get something a bit like this:

And then this:


Which starts to look a bit like this:

Then of course this:

And ends looking like this:

Sooo... yeah. Very fun and productive way to finish off VBS.

-`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves. Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe.-
The thing about Word not starting is that you don't get the font that you usually use for the heading

Good news everybody! Off topic: Kudos to you if you get the geekish reference I opened up with today. Back on topic: Today my amazing friend Cheylynn started a blog (link here) and I would like all of everybody (yes all two of you) that reads my blog to go check it out. Pleeeaaassseee! She just did her first vlog and it's really good. Especially considering that it was her first try. She'll get better of course and as of yet I've never came to be disappointed with anything that she's ever tried at. So get over there and support her! In other news: One more day of VBS! Today everybody was exhausted but the kids all participated really well (group leaders tried to stay awake as well). Here's a video of everybody trying to stay awake through the singing!
video
You can't really tell but we were all really tired and the singing that you hear is mostly from the kids in the recording that the real kids are singing along to. Tomorrow will be extra fun though because all of the kids that brought a friend this last week get to do something mean to the pastor. Mwahahahahahahahaha!!! Ahem.... So anyways, VBS = Amazing and fun, In a Starburst's Life = Amazing and interesting. I need to get to bed. Don't want to be asleep for the last day of VBS tomorrow.

-And one last question: Which came first, the chicken or the Omelet? It was the penguin.-

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Thing about School

I'm going to be switching schools this year and I'm kind of nervous freaking out about it as it finally set in that I won't be going to the same high school that I did last year (besides for Band). I'm kind of plunging into this new experience on my own. I mean, I know people that go there but whenever I've switched schools (excluding moving out of state in grade school) I've always had friends that were going with me but I'm making this transition completely and totally by myself. It would be absolutely AMAZING for a certain somebody *hint hint* to put in an application. I'm very excited that I get to be with some of my favorite people this year though. I guess I'm excited because of the independence that this school's supposed to give me in the sense that I can work at my own pace and don't even have to be in class but it's always nice to have people who are making the transitions along with you. Oh well. I don't even want to be very involved in social aspects of school. Fun Fact: My absolute least favorite thing about school in all of my ten years of it is when I have to play in pep-band during sports for a band grade. It's like I'm being forced to be social and waste a couple hours of my time to play for a team that hasn't won any games all season. I think that pep-band and cheerleaders should be privileges for the players. If they don't give the school anything to be peppy about they shouldn't have people being peppy for them. Quite frankly I always think that cheering for the other team would be more productive than distracting ours. Especially this year when I'll be playing for a school that I don't even attend other than band, and only then because the new one doesn't technically have one. I'm determined to get my letter for band this year because I'm not so sure (practically positive) that I want to do something else and don't want to waste six years on it without taking something from it. I love playing, just not necessarily in band class... Aaaahhhh!!! I'm going to be an upperclassman (that's all one word according to spell-check) year!!! Two more years and then college or something. I think that I would love to spend the rest of my life as a starving artist. I've spent a lot of time being depressing through this post so now a list of happy things:
1: Bakersfield, CA.
2: Coffee shops (particularly Green Plow).
3: Doing homework with friends in said coffee shops.
4: Fall (Summer wins by default for getting me out of school but Fall's a runner up).
5: Rain (as in the wet kind that falls from the sky).
6: Not falling wet from the sky and splattering all over the place while kids jump in my leftover remains.
7: Teapots.
8: Tea (If you ever forget that it's my birthday and find it necessary to buy me a gift then I'll except tea without question).
9: Hats!
10: Being genuinely excited for the first time about starting school!

-Why is a raven like a writing desk?-

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Thing about VBS

In less than an hour I'll be leading a group of ten-to-twelve-year-olds at VBS (Vacation Bible School). Basically what it is, is a Bible based couple-hours-a-day Summer camp type thing and I get to lead the older kids group! This means that I get to make them hyper and gittery and all pumped up so that they can CRUSH participate actively against the other groups there then make their parents wish they hadn't sent them later on when they go home. For the first day I'm letting them use war paint because everyone "participates" more "actively" with war paint. I wonder how many kids I'm going to have... I didn't even think about the possibility of being stuck with more than ten kids but the VBS last year had a heck of a ton more kids than that. Oh well, I'm sure that it'll be fun. I have to go so I'll finish this post when I get back home.
TTFN!
Almost four hours later and I'm back home. VBS was... interesting... I lead the group called the Space Cadets (Space theme) and I only had three kids (insert imaginary angry face here) and if that's not bad enough they were all related to me. We had fun but I hope people start bringing friends so I have more kids. Also, there aren't too many things to be competitive about with the other teams which is a bit disappointing... We sung songs and then we went to play our game for the day which was that we had to throw frisbees (asteroids) and try to knock over cones (spaceships). After that we made a craft which was a popcorn box wrapped in tin foil and decorated to look like a robot. After that we memorized a bible verse and then we ate snacks. Then came the fun part! All the leaders took our groups and went into the auditorium where there was "Space Man" waiting to dull two lucky kids with light sabers. The two kids who were chosen beat the crap out of Space Man! Hopefully someone from my group's chosen tomorrow. Well, I suppose I need to go do something more productive than sending my thoughts into nowhere for random somebodies to possibly stumble upon.

-All you need to be considered wise is an opinion and a group of fools waiting to hear it.-

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Thing about Wrecks

I've been reading Cake Wrecks now for almost a year and never cease to be amused at the posts that end up on their blog. The blog is devoted to cakes made by professional bakers who's attempts at baking often lead to hilarity in the eyes of the authors of the blog, Jen and John Yates (with the help of Jen Dorsman and Anne-Marie Carrier). Anywho, today I stumbled upon this little gem on their site:


Official advertisement for this nifty little product can be found here. If you have time make sure to check out the blog for daily posts on all fails cake related.

- ♪Small and white, far from right. Please sit on my tongue sweetly♪-

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Thing about F-U-N


You know, sometimes it's okay to have fun. So much fun that you could die on your way home from having fun and have absolutely no regrets simply because you had so much fun that day. That day for me was today. I had an amazing time! First we went to Denny's and I ordered this breakfast burger type thing. It was a cheeseburger that had bacon, hash browns and eggs on top of it (I got it without eggs). Off topic for a moment: I haven't had an egg in almost a year now because I always think about the bay chick that wasn't born and now I'm sitting here eating it. That's kind of like eating a chicken fetus... I almost got just egg-whites (because that was an option) but then right on the menu directly underneath the picture of the burger was a disclaimer stating that the eggs may or may not be cooked all the way and that the restaurant wasn't responsible for any illnesses that came from eating under-cooked eggs. Call me picky but I thought that was a little gross. Back on topic: The burger was so ginormous that I couldn't even fit a bite in my mouth and had to cut it and eat it with my fork. I only finished half of it and my cousin and sister ate the other half after finishing their food.

After breakfast we went and bought souvenirs and such. I think that the reason that they're so expensive is because during the Winter when there aren't tourist the shop owners still have to pay bills and none of the people who live there are going to pay for a fifteen dollar shot glass just because it says, "Pismo Beach, CA", on it. Sort of like stocking nuts for the Winter I suppose. So after that we went to the beach and played in the water which to my surprise was actually a bit warm. Well, I suppose everything's warm when your body goes numb from the cold... I made a sand castle!!! It turned out amazing and was the best sand castle that I've ever made. After that we got lunch. Interesting fact about me: I don't like sea food. It drives my dad insane when we go to the beach and I order a burger but there's just something about it that I hate unless it's swimming in lemon (*buh dump ching*). Luckily I was with my grandparents. Not that I got a burger. I got soup because I was cold. Then we went to Moro Bay and made more sand castles which turned out better than the one previously mentioned but before I dug a moat the tide came in and we had to leave. We got some salt water taffy and bought some shells and then we came home. Good day...
Question: What's the funnest thing that you've ever done in your LIFE?

-*Insert witty saying here*-

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Thing about Melancholy

I feel in desperate need of a duel. To be more specific with Styrofoam Nerf Swords. To be more specific with somebody that I haven't seen for seven months, twenty-four days, eight hours and some odd minutes. Anywho, I suppose anybody would do, but that would be the ideal situation. Oh, and it would preferably be in a toy isle at Walmart. Just got to Pismo Beach, CA. Checked into the hotel. This is the first time that I've ever been able to use free Wifi so I'm excited about this new experience I suppose. I'm not too chipper today and I feel like writing something now so you can stop reading
if you'd like. It's really cold here. It has the crisp feel of fresh sheets and I can hear waves from my hotel room. Oh! Another plus! I get a bed to myself! That never happens because of several different factors so I usually en up sleeping on the floor or sharing a bed with two other people. We're about to walk down to the beach. It's freaking cold here! I wish I had an old-fashioned bathing suit like the one Dick Van Dyke wears in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Example


Back from the beach which was great. Built a sandcastle. I suppose that I'm melancholy. That's the best that I can describe it. Maybe I'm just tired, I don't know. I'll probably write more on here later tonight.

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"Dolphins get a lot of good publicity for the drowning swimmers they push back to shore, but what you don’t hear about is the many people they push farther out to sea! Dolphins aren’t smart. They just like pushing things."
Dwight Schrute-

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Thing about Church


Let me start by saying that the thing about church is that you learn a lot more than you bargain for. Usually these things are a heck of a ton of fun! For example, today I learned about a method of torture that happens when somebody kills someone else. The corpse is then chained onto the murderer and as the corpse is rotting it slowly causes the live person to rot as well. Rotting alive: Isn't it fantastic? I also learned what fornication means but I'd rather not discuss that one... But in all seriousness, when was the last time that you went to church? Do you only go on Easter and Christmas and is that really often enough? In other news: I've officially added learning to unicycle to my, "Things to Do Before I Happen to Die List." This has been a pending thing for a while now but has officially made it onto the list completely based on this video uploaded to Youtube by my friend Zach:

video
Original link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zj8ufe5JZ4&feature=youtu.be

Also on the list is playing Bert in Marry Poppins and making someone cry over a work of art.
Now for the big question(s)!

1. When was the last time that you went to church?
2. What's your favorite method of torture?
3. What do you want to do before the day that you somehow manage to die?

-"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."

- C. G. Jung (1875-1961)-