Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hey so some of you know that I live next door to a musical (not to mention pinchable) neighbor named Nico (oh, and he can do le parkour). But anyways, this is a shout out to him, because he's playing at a red-carpet thingy on Saturday (my parents are invited). I will post some of his songs later, when I have more time. But he's cool, and does awesome with the keys (and I don't mean the kind that comes with a locks). So, just know that I live next door to someone who is (kinds) famous. Ummmm... So yeah. Bye.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

If any of you know me well, you'll know that I'm waaaaaay into spies right now. So last Friday, I spent the night at Ana's, and she had this movie recorded. She wanted me to see it, because she wanted me to see how cute the main guy was. Okay, he is. Like way (British accent, yayuh!). But, she didn't tell me that the movie is a spy movie!!! I was thinking, "Holy snap, this is awesome!" (Heh, Levi). So now this is my absolute favorite movie, it's actually topping LOTR as of right now, which is a huge thing and means that I really like it!!! Here's the trailer, but it's not as good as the movie (hint, hint, watch it). Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go watch it again with Sarah and Monique.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Levi Beamish

So, there's this really awesome guy that lives in New Zealand (I know, awesome, right?) and not only is he a major pinch, but he does these really funny videos for YouTube. My favorite one is "Today At School". This guy reminds me of Jono, with the way he tells the stories. I quote Levi all the time now, ever since Ana showed me his vids. Here's "Today At School". P.S. He's 18. :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I don't know what to title this, because it's so random.

Since my poll is completed, I thought I might explain why those are my favorite careers. I’ll start with the first: Acting. *sigh* I love being in any sort of drama thing, whether it’s a 2-minute skit or a 2-hour play. And in my everyday actions, I can tend to be a bit… dramatic. Like the time when… hah, never mind. The second: Singing! I am TERRIFIED of speaking in front of people, as mentioned before, but I can act in front of them, and I have no problem with a microphone to sing into on a stage! I’ve always loved singing, since I was little (I have videos to prove it). I remember my first solo was in a Christmas play at church when I was eleven, and I got to sing The Gift Goes On. Yeah, I’d never heard of it either, so I had to learn it, then sing it. But it was fun. I actually wasn’t all that nervous. If it was talking to the audience, I probably would’ve passed out right then. Anyways…an author. Now, if you’ve ever looked at my profile, you’ll notice that for my occupation, it says, “author”. That is because I have written several books. One is a fantasy book that is still in the process of being written, but you can still read it, it's called The Keystone. I have its prequel completed, They Call Her Maggie. It’s retelling of the Nativity story, set in medieval times, complete with unicorns, griffins, and my own little (scary) creature I created, the evil drorgs. You’ll have to read it sometime. Just ask me for it, and I’ll give you a copy. And last (but SOOO not least): SPY!!! I don’t know if any of you ever read my second post I ever made on this blog about the Gallagher Girl series, but they. Are. Amazing! The first one is I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You, the second is Cross My Heart, Hope To Spy (which is way better than the first), and the one that is coming out in June is Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover (I’m sooo stoked!!!). The books are all about a girl, Cammie the Chameleon, and her best friends, who go to a girl’s school for spies. Yep, SPIES. If that school was (or is) real, I’M SO GOING THERE!!! In the books, they go on clandestine missions, practice brush passes, get a ring that detects lies, and design gadgets that are used by the government – and they do it all for a grade in high school! I would love school if I could do all that. So now, enough with the career talk, I have some random things that I learned recently that I want to share with you:
1. After playing an intense game of kajobi can can (in which you hold onto a rope as tight as you can and get yanked around a trash can), it’s feels amazing to have Sterling Pounds yank open your hands from the position they were frozen in, then start slapping them as hard as he can. It was so relaxing.
2. It’s really funny to pretend to be a cannibalistic vegan.
3. Ice blocking is fun in pitch-black, when you can’t see all the people you’re crashing into.
4. Decorating Styrofoam cups is fun, especially with a Sharpie.
5. It’s fun to quote Meet the Robinsons: (say it really fast) “It’s the caffeine patch. Each patch is equivalent to 12 cups of coffee. You can stay awake for days, with no side effects. *SCREAM* Sorry.” Hah, if you don’t know what I mean, watch the movie.
6. The best Family Force 5 song EVER is Watcha Gonna Do With It. I <3 Crouton!
7. Oh, and one last thing. When dissecting a crayfish, keep your mouth closed, because you don’t want its juices to squirt into your mouth. I learned the hard way.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A question...

I have a question for you. In 1 Corinthians 10:13, it says "...but God [is] faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear [it]." If this is true, then why is there suicide? Puh-lease comment!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My God's Enough

Alright, those of you who know me know that I am TERRIFIED of talking in front of people. But this morning I had this feeling that God wants me to speak to the youth group tomorrow about something I've been learning. But first I'm going to tell you, whoever is reading this blog. Now, I can't really make it all fun and exciting like Jono, or go all deep like Cree, and I'm not very good at puttig my thoughts to words. But I will do my best.

This morning, I woke up with the song "Psalm 73 (My God's Enough)" by BarlowGirl stuck in my head. a couple years ago I used to always listen to that song, but now I pretty much forgot it. So how did it get into my head? God. Here's the lyrics, and you can listen to it, it's on the top of my "Muzik" list:

I've had enough of living life for only me
And reaching just for the things that keep destroying me
So sick of envying the lives of so many I see
Somehow believing that they have what I need
My God's enough for me
This world has nothing I need
In this whole life I've seen
My God's enough, enough for me
I can't explain why I suffer though I live for You
Those who deny You, they have it better than I do
Cover my eyes now so that my heart can finally see
That in the end only You mean anything
Who have I in heaven but You
Nothing I desire but You
My heart may fail but not You
You are mine forever

So I decided to read Psalm 73. And oh. My. Gosh. I'm surprised it wasn't me that wrote it, it so much like my thoughts. In this world we live in, especially America, we have so many things that we think we "need". You "have" to have that thing, you "have" to have that friend, that person, that life, that - STOP! You don't. I don't. This past year, I had been putting my trust and basing my whole life, practically, on a person. And when that person let me down, I was shattered. I didn't know what to do with my life. I didn't know why I should live. I forgot God. And I sooo shouldn't have. I was reaching for things that couldn't satisfy me, things that would, in the end, destroy me. But all I need, all I've ever needed is God. He is truly enough. This world is nothing, do you hear me? Nothing. God is everything. And I've come to realize this over the past few weeks. "My heart may fail, but not You." I failed. Miserably. But God saved me. And now I want to re-give my life back over to Him. He made me, He gave me all I have, so the least I can do is live for Him. I challenge You to do the same.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Oh my head...

So I know I haven't blogged in a while, a lot has happened since I last blogged. In one week I went from feeling very happy, to the lowest I have ever felt in by entire life. I actually didn't really see the point in living. I thought no one loved me anymore. But (thankfully) God scooped me out of the chasm I had fallen into. And He did it just in time, too. So anyways, I'll write more about that later, cuz I'm dying to tell you about my bestest friend, Jesus! But right now I can't think straight, because I'm suffering from a mild concussion. One minute I was running away from Heather, who was trying to catch me with a noodle, and then the next minute, I was on the floor, with a sharp pain in the back of my head and a rugburned hand. I opened my eyes and saw bright yellow (Nick Worrell was wearing a bright yellow jacket) and Nick was pulling me up, saying he was sorry over and over. So I guess what happened was (from what eyewitnesses tell me) is that I was running past a big metal pillar at the same time Nick was, we collided, and I got thrown to the floor, smacking the pillar with the back of my head. Then I think Heather helped me to a chair, while people crowded around me. Everyone looked so concerned, that I became really scared. And when they all left, I cried. Heather got me ice, Pam gave me Advil, and then sweet Pam stayed with me the whole time. All I wanted was to go to sleep, but I knew I wasn't supposed to, or I could go into a coma or something. Then Mellissa asked me if I was tired, I said yes, then she went and got my mom! I was officially freaked out!!! My mom came, and she went and got Carrie, who is a EMT. Now I freaked out even more, and Jono was just going with his message, acting like there wasn't a group of people (adults!) surrounding me, who is lying on a couch, staring into space, and not hearing a word being said. So as of right now, I'm still in a daze, and people are having to repeat stuff to me, because I hardly ever head them the first time they say something. BTW, if Nick happens to read this, just know that I don't hold anything against you!!! It was an complete accident, I know you don't hate me that much... At least I think so. So I guess tall guys have this thing for giving me concussions, cuz Collin gave me one last summer, and now Nick gave me one. So I have this new-found fear of tall guys. Haha, jk. I so don't know what I'm even saying right now.