Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Give Us Peace!

People wonder why I hate these:
Peace signs. Whether it's in a circle or not, I despise these. But why? I'll tell you right now.

It is the sign of the devil.

And I'm not kidding. I've researched and talked to friends. That is why I am not allowed to wear these and probably---voluntarily---never will. And my kids will not be allowed either.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Alvin and the Chipmunks 2! Beep ba beep ba beep beep beep!! LoL

I saw Alivin and the Chipmunks, but not just Alvin., but number 2 with my friend Becca and her family from homeschool group! It was so funny!

At first we didn't make it into the theater because it was so full. And it was Tuesday. So we had to sit out for two hours waiting for the next showing.

It was hilarious! Here is the meaning of the movie:

The chipmunks are at a concert and something happens (Btw you don't want to read this if you didn't see the movie!) and so they break Dave's neck and leg. Dave puts them in high school...

So somehow Alvin gets put on the football team. He doesn't make it to the talent show and the chips get mad at him and Theodare starts crying... (my fav. chip!)

So they meet the chipETTES. Brittany, Jennette, and the fat one, Eleanor. They sing Single Ladies, LoL!

So yada yada yada, there's a happy ending and the rest I can't really explain.

I was so suprised at the people I saw! Melyndee from church, Hayden from level 5, Megan and Marissa from level 3, but not so sure the twins and Hayen remembered me. (Megan and Marissa are twin---identical---sisters.)

I Keep Forgeting...

Hey Hey Hey I like, totally forgot to tell you... I got this curling-iron system for Christmas called Hot Sticks, and they are AWESOME! It's like an iron, but instea of stainless steel, it is shaped like a curler and looks like one. you wrap your hair around it, and YES, you must touch it. You wrap your hair around like you would with a curler, and put it in a loop. Gorgeus curls in fifteen minutes!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Stickin' It!

I'm practicing back handsprings right now! I have perfect back handsprings, it's just I don't jump enough and I don't look at my hands. I want to go back to class with the skill perfected!

I bought a new shirt for that day. It is from Aeropostale and says [of course] "Aeropostale" on it on the left side vertically with some cursive writing under it. It's pink too, the color I wear most! LoL! Most of you guys know me very well and see me like, every Sunday and Wednesday, or at least used to, so you know I always wear pink, unaware of it! If you saw me on the street, you could point out something pink. I'm a huge girly girl!

How was your Christmas? Mine was awesome, got a digital camera, the "toy" I wanted most!!!! And Jesus was born on that day, and even if he wasn't, who cares anyway? At least he was born!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Yay!

I got a digital camera! So, first thing is i'm gonna do a Christmas/Santa episode. Yay! So now, my other blog, is officially a web show! www.itsatrickimthetreat.blogspot.com

DID YOU LISTEN TO MY FLOOR MUSIC???

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Going Back

Well i'm on break right now for both school and athletics, and am---surpisingly---not bored.

My back handsprings have gotten MUCH better. Did you listen to my music? Let me know! I plan on going back to class on the fourth day of the new year and getting a back handspring by myself!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Please can you do a favor for me?

Okay, here's the task, do you know any cheerleaders? People who want to be cheerleaders? Gymnasts? Fans of gymnastics? Dancers? Ex-dancers, ex-gymnasts, ex-cheerleaders? Do you have an email? Well then you are the help I need! Please email those friends about the new blog! (Gymnastics IS Life, www.yourblog-gymnastics.blogspot.com) Thank you!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Interstate Chapter 11

Izzy posted a comment on my blog on the first day! Thank you!
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CHLOE
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The next day I repeated the same routine. It's so boring how the days drag on and on and on and on. Sometimes I just wonder... if God was real, then why would there be death? It all makes no sense. I didn't do anything. No one else did. So why would I have to die someday? Because Adam and Eve's sin? It's not even MY fault! That just makes me so mad.

And why would I have to attend church? Because my parents say so? I can't wait until I turn eighteen! I can live in my own apartment, go to a school of my own choice in a state of my own choice, not Ohio, the last state I'd think of.

And saying prayers before eating... Listen. If i'm hungry, i'm gonna eat with no barriers!

Sure I may sound like a selfish pig, but this is all true.

Later on in the week, I decided to stop going to church with my family. I also didn't attend Mckenna's funeral, or Jeremy's. I regretted it afterwards, knowing McKenna was my best friend and Jeremy was my boyfriend, both amazing band members, but it would be too sad for me. I couldn't go.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!

Yay! It's Christmas! In three days! What do you want??? What? What? Did you read my newest blog, GYMNASTICS IS LIFE? Please say you did!!!!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gymnastics4life? Gymnastics IS life!

Hey hey hey I told you I wouldn't cancel my new blog! And yes, i'm working on my book, but I highly doubt you guys read any of it. (blog book.) So here's the link to my fabulous blog:

www.yourblog-gymnastics.blogspot.com

Please contactyourblog@gmail.com if you want to tell me about my blog. Please anybody! I won't post anything new or advertise anyone's blog until you do! (i'll still have a blog list, but not encourage people to visit your blog.)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Quick word!

Some songs are quite long so you don't have to listen past the 1:30 mark.

Okay...

GUYS! I sent my floor music TWICE and you didn't listen to it. Guys... IT'S NOT THAT HARD! Promise me you'll listen this time. And i'm working on my blog book too.





I did some variations of music for each level. And for certain people, (Drew) If your YouTube is blocked on the computer, use it on the iPod. If you're not allowed, I understand.





Level 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBp-scVtkQA

Level 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG4jRmTiQcA

Level 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECrZ7Ksg-cQ

Level 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyTuM40Bk0Y

Level 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iri7W7CHBE8

Level 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM6qo4PhMN4

Level 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f16ZMYW99eg

Okay guys, I only want you to listen to level 4 really. I chose most of these songs by myself. Here are the songs in order by level:

Wolverine, Pink panther, National Treasure suite, Treasure, Viva la Vida, August Rush variations, Narnia theme song.

Tell me wich one you like most and dislike most!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Well... progress...

not really any. But I think my back handspring got slightly faster. this little five-year-old Morgan did it by herself today! She did better than I did last year! Now that's what I call sad. So far, three gymnasts can do it in level 4. I want it really soon! And check out my countdown!

Gym blog will be called...

Gymnastics4life sounds like a good name, right? Okay, instead of photos, i'm doing videos. It would seem a lot less paparrazzi-ish. It will not be FULL of photos, it will also have top ten floor music, gymnasium updates, and ways to complete the most difficult skills for you (or a gymnast), and cheerleading tryout tips.

Well i'm sick and don't know if i'm tumbling today. But I need my back walkover! I'm gonna try anyway.

WEEKLY QUESTION! Even if a child doesn't win, (a contest, etc.) should they still get a trophy?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

read The Issue!

All I wanted to say hehe!

Free Personal signatures - cool!

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The Issue: illegal drugs

My sister's coat was found:) Anywho, I am starting this series called The Issue which is about bad stuff in our modern world and research and experimenting on it. Today the issue is drugs.

Illegal Drugs by Hope Angelica Ezell.
You take Tylenol for your headache. Advil for your arthritis. But sometimes, drugs aren't always good.

Have you heard of D.A.R.E.??? If you have, you know what i'm talking about. And please tell me what DARE abbreviates. Well you know it is a program that is against drugs. That is pretty much all I know. You take it when you're young, so you know better when you're older.

Well after some experimenting, I saw how this druggy process works. Have you taken a pill? Yes? Well today I grabbed a glass of water and two smartie candies to see something. I pictured something.

Why would a kid/teen/adult want to do this? I thought a little more.

Depression. Lets say... 7 years of bullying. Picture that you are not a christian. Your parents are divorced. You're public schooled with no friends and get your lunch stolen EVERY SINGLE DAY. And imagine this too: You are not on the computer/phone/iPod right now because you're homeless. You have every reason to hate yourself. So you consider suicide and yada yada yada and take drugs. You think they make you feel so much better.

Curiosity. You are walking on the streets. You DO have a good life and are a christian. You're just walking home from school, thinking about what to say as an excuse for your bad grades. You walk through an ally as you always do and see some gang people. You see drugs in their hand. You think everyone should feel welcome, so you say, "Hello! Isn't it a beautiful day?" They start cussing you out because they are not good people. "Gosh, just bein' nice." You say and walk away. You find a pill on the ground. Germs, ewww! But you take it anyway, thinking it's just Ibuprofen or something. You feel sick.

Being dumb. This is one of the main reasons right here people!!!! People are at parties and lose control when they have no business drinking and that's as far as i'll go for dumb people.

Peer Pressure. You are with your friend[s]. Or at least you think they are. You guys talk and text and talk as you walk to a restaurant with no parent or guardian. You guys start chatting and you find out your friends are using drugs. They try to get you to do it. You do it knowing it's wrong.

Guys, I know you know, but this is important. Drugs can kill you, DUH! But here's some other side effects that I read in Seventeen.

Diarrhea, vomiting, heart attack, and that's all I remember...

Also, drugs are SOOOO not the answer. Remember this post, please if you want to live past thirty. (And longer than Micheal Jackson.)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Yes! Yes! Yes!!!!!!!!!!!

What if I told you I could almost do a back walkover and that I was really close? Well good news then--- I'm almost there! Today at gymnastics (I almost fainted doing this, seriously, I didn't feel good) my coach had me and Marquie (a gymnast who's my age, luckily) do back walkovers, because we are like, the only girls in level 4 who couldn't do a back walkover yet who went to level 5 today.

So Marquie was doing back walkovers a different way than me and probably did better because her way was slightly easier, but not by much. So I did it lifting my leg as I bent over backwards and kicked my best and almost made it. the problem? In a tick-tock, which is a front walkover/back walkover, I can't bend backwards, so I don't really have support. But even if I get a low score I can still have patience.

Around this time last year, I was training REALLY, REALLY hard for a meet and was POSITIVE I'd win. At the actual meet there was this really biased judge that judged level 3 very badly. Her daughter she judged very low and tied her with a girl who didn't even know the routine. I was given third place instead of whatever place I should've got. My coach said I should've placed first or second.

At the last meet, though, it was a spectacular turn around. It was waaaay better. At the meet before, I was only mad because the second place girl had a good routine, (Hailey) but the first place girl FELL. No reason to place high, she was just cute. Fat cheeks, adorable. But at THIS meet, the judges were fair, I placed where I wanted to, and now i'm going to place one place higher. Big deal. That means, FIRST PLACE!!! But the main thing, those two meets taught me only two things:

1. If you don't attempt, how do you know if you can do it?

2. Always have patience, don't be in a rush, even if that means a low score.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

History Field Trip

About that... here's everything other than stolen coats...

Our homeschool group went to a museum in Cinncinnati for an exhibit on mummies and had some extra fun...

Mummy watch!
Two. Real. Mummies! I know, ewww but interesting. (And that's coming from me!) Four-year-old and sixteen-year-old. They are both from the B.C. times. I just couldn't get past the fact that these mummies, under glass and wrappy stuff, were humans who were alive before Jesus. Stinky probably!

I don't feel so good... BLAH!
We got to watch a movie about mummies in this dome shaped room with really HIGH rows, and a planetarium-effect. Me and Beckah (my friend) were sick before the movie even started! Luckily, we did not throw up. I can tell you we almost did! But it was otherwise fun.

Water!
There was a water place in the children's museum, and it was sooooo fun! My friend Taylor dared Maria (we ALL know her) to stick her head in the water. OH MY GOSH... MARIA DID IT! This a reminder to never dare her about ANYTHING.

I've got my hat, my purse... wait! I forgot my head!
In the children's museum, there was this really difficult to describe thing that you climb up in a stair formation that switches positions, like one stair to the right, other to the left and so on. I was trying to get up and got my head stuck! It hurt all right, but i'm fine!

Testing, testing... fail or pass?
Before the trip, we took the last test of the semester. Call it mid-term, call it final, IDK. And IDC. I don't know my scores for my History test, but I hope it was better than science! The horrible score: C 77.

Sup w/ u?
Tomorrow I have to go to my favorite level (Almost!) LEVEL 5! I have to make up for my injured foot and a recent power outage.

I did it!!!!

I sang my duet! It wasn't all that hard! Now my goal is to sing a SOLO for fun arts. Please vote about this! I have given you lots of time since fun arts is in a couple months.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sing, sing, sing...

OMG!!!!! Can you believe my duet is TOMORROW?! So excited! Still nervous. This is my duet:

Love/came down at/Christ/mas/love all lovely, love divine/ love/was born at/Christ/mas/star and angels gave the sign.

It is a very little verse, but i'm still nervous. So this is my plan: In my head, I am going to pretend that I am singing in front of a camera. That way, I won't act crazy, because when I sing alone, I usually break something. (JK) And I won't be nervous, because it's like no one is in the room. And i'll look at the doors instead of at the people.

So i'm excited. On Thursday I went on a field trip with my homeschool group. My sister's coat was stolen, and I got my head stuck, but it was otherwise fun.

We got to see two ACTUAL mummies. i know, it made me nauseus a little. G2G but i'll write more later...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Failure!

I am a complete failure. In eating of course! It is the second day of my diet and I already failed. Well actually, third. Still doing bad :(

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

More stuff!

My neck hurts REALLY bad. Is it possible to sprain your neck? Please comment or email contactyourblog@gmail.com.

I was thinking about something as I read a book I recently checked out. You can already guess what it was about--- I talk about gymnastics all the time. Sure hope it's not annoying!!!!

Someone, a twelve-year-old said this--- "I really started [gymnastics] too late to be an elite. I'm practically the only one who is twelve still on level 4." This totally describes me, only i'm not twelve. She said she had been a gymnast for a year, just as me. The saying was a little discouraging for me though, because it means i'll never make it to the Olympics, and I really want to go!!! Sure, I started when I was nine and not two, but I know of two gymnasts who went to the Olympics in their thirties! WOW!

And besides, I left out something. "I don't care though. It doesn't matter how old you are, how tall or short you are, how good you are. If you are having fun, then that's what counts."

So even if I don't go to the Olympics, or am even elite or level 10, I can say I did a good job. And I might go someday, that would definetly be cool. Gymnast, author, model, makeup artist... and the occupations continue...

Hopie and stuff

I'm at the computer right now about to begin typing chapter three of my actual book. I'm eating peanut butter at the same time. Not sweet enough for me, but yum anyway!

Well for my childrens' church, www.betheljamadventures.blogspot.com, we are performing as a choir. I'm very excited! I love to sing and all, it's just the fact that I have a duet with my friend Mariah, and some of you might know her. I get so nervous when all the attention is on me or me with someone else because that's just how I am. So whenever my 'nervous problems' happen, I usually sing too quietly, or just kind of whisper the lyrics. But if I have a duet, I better sing a lot louder!!!! And i'm counting down. 4 days!

Ouch! Just then I did a handstand trying to practice for the beam, (I have an advantage for that, because heavier girls are better on the beam because they have lower centers of gravity, but being heavier can be bad for me, especially when it comes to fast movements like vault, especially because i'm tall, I have to eat healthier) And I felt a muscle pull in my shoulder, all the way to half of my neck. I'm always hurting myself!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Forbidden Burger

Okay, okay, I confess... I ate the... the... the... ANGUS THIRD POUNDER! I'm sorry!!!!! I was starving after shopping, and shopping takes a lot of energy. But I don't feel as guilty because my mom is eating it with me. We are both guilty.

I'm finally on my way to...

...Being a best-selling eleven-year-old author!!!! I'm so excited!!! This moment, as I type, I am also typing my new book, The Greenhouse. I can hardly wait!

Friday, December 4, 2009

my foot (this time, yay!)

OMG OMG OMG, I am soooooo happy! My foot doesn't hurt at all anymore! Not even sore! I don't know what happened to it, but I was able to attend practice today and perform well. My back handsprings aren't looking so good... but I HAVE to look on the bright side, and of course pray about it! I'm not all that close on back walkovers either, and not only that, but the first meet is next month! It's been a year and I still can't do it!!!!!! It's easy to become impatient, but I just have to focus more on the routine and less on the skill alone. (Floor is what i'm talking about)

Now, when it comes to balance beam, I guess I am doing pretty good, because on the self-evaluation chart I made I have completed every Level 4 skill, just not perfectly. But the problem is, even if I get what would be a [perfect] 10 at practice, at the actual recital or meet or competition, (whatever you call it) I fall off two times. And yes, that IS bad. I SHOULDN'T FALL OFF AT ALL!!!! The average beam is four feet off the floor, but mine is only four inches! I have no reason to fall! And I've mastered a cartwheel and handstand, so that'll be soooo easy. My goal for this meet? 2nd place!

Now vault is what I am worst at, but my goals are still high. This one I made the lowest goal, which is 3rd place. I want to place in every event. But vault is really hard for me. The level 4 vault is just a handstand and then fall on a huge crash mat, but I always roll at the end, which is not correct. And my vaults are probably too slow, so I don't really have a chance of placing in this event being the tallest girl against (mostly) short (mostly) five year olds. Practice is the word of the day...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

UH-OH!

Well, here is a prayer list.

1. Glue* who has had the same headache for a week
2. Mollasses* who fell off a certain type of apparatas at gymnastics and is in the hospital.
3. Me, because my foot is still in bad shape from the beam incident.

*False name.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Late on my book, huh?

Yes indeed. Chapter eleven just won't flow! This will take one day to a month to find out.

On the other hand, there's some good news. I've decided to write another blog--- and this one is fully about the beauty and dangerous skills of my favorite sport--- gymnastics. If I get a digital camera, I will be able to create this beautiful blog full of photos of gymnasts at the Huber Heights YMCA tumbling to floor excersise routines and beam routines, exploding on the vault and doing drills. THIS IS THE EVERYDAY LIFE OF A GYMNAST! There will also be beautiful videos, of the most graceful girls, including the first place girls for high quality. You will also see me! And i'm not cancelling this blog. I will show awards ceremonies, too, as if you were at the meet.

With my camera, I will begin my web show, PROMISED. I really want to start the show again before 2010. I will have special guests too... and silly episodes that will make you say... 'What the?' All I ask from you is... HOW CAN I DO IT?! I don't even know how to do this. Maybe my dad can help but he's too technical, so please help me!!!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Books for 2010!

Hey guys! Do you like my books? Do you KNOW you'll like THE INTERSTATE? Well then, here's some really good news for you...

Once Upon A Christmas Eve.
This book will be about a girl living on the streets. She is an orphan, or so she thinks. She never knew her parents or the name she was given. She was just abandoned on Addison Road, a street in Cleveland. (Yeah, it really is a street.) She is thirteen years old, without a name, without a friend, without a school to attend. She is very alone, having to hunt for every penny. If she's lucky enough, she could find a hamburger in the trash of McDonald's and in addition, maybe find ten dollars on the ground to maybe find a scarf or sweater, or buy a hot meal. But on a Christmas, she finds what really matters.

The Diary Of A Bored Kid.
Yes, the name may seem pretty boring. Jimmy Johnson is the typical eleven-year-old, in fact, even more fortunate. He has everything many adults even don't have: He's a five-time regional spelling bee champion and two-time national spelling bee champion. His dad is on the news everyday at six o' clock and his mom owns the best restaurant in town, and also a bakery that has won three culinary arts awards. He's gone to the world championships for baseball. Face it, he's got everything. But he soon finds out what he's missing.

The Story Of A Mad Bridesmaid.
Emily Lewis has always wanted to get married, but here's the problem: She's been the maid of honor in every wedding she's been invited to. Sure, that's marvelous, but Emily doesn't think so. She's been getting teased her entire life. Preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, college. The reason? She's always been a little bit overweight. A little bit thicker than the anorexic-looking queen bees. No matter what school she transfered to, or what school she switched to because she was in a higher grade, those same kids would haunt her. It's affected more than her mind though--- it affected her chances at marriage. When will she get the chance?
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There should be a poll to your right or left. Vote on it.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Please Watch!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsWUoWPqlMU

This is a video I got stuck in my head. It's hilarious and a remix of boom boom pow!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvDTG18QRRs

This is my floor routine song. It's dreadful, I know. But I love it and I really want you guys to listen to it! By the way, the video goes longer than the actual song, so it should end at 0:53.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

my foot:(

Today I hurt my right foot on the beam. It's swollen now, but at least i'm not limping anymore!

The Interstate Chapter 10

JOHNATHAN
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That very Monday night I thought about the day's pros and cons. My English teacher wanted everyone to keep a diary for seventy days, so I had to write down today's entry:

Monday, November 23, 2009, Day 12
Today I went to school as usual. I dissected a rabbit in science, also. For lunch today we had spaghetti. Who likes spaghetti? Seriously. After school I got on Facebook again. (I'm addicted) Posted a few pictures, the usual. I did some homework for science about the rabbit anatomy and History homework on the great depression. Right now i'm doing math homework, a sudoku puzzle. Later I have to fill in a French worksheet. This sudoku puzzle is so easy, who would give a freshman this? Well now I have to rest for the math test tomorrow.
-Johnathan Bosdow

I got up to turn off the light. When I entered the warm, cozy bed, I thought about the grades I might get tomorrow. They probably wouldn't be good.

I thought about the accident. Everyday I I wake up fearing the day's challenges.

I wake up knowing I could do better. I know better than to water down my faith when someone says they don't believe in God or that evolution is real.

I wake up thinking about the horrible loss that has just occurred. I really wish I could go back and change everything.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I dream of Annie

Ok, I saw a few Annie commercials for the play tour, and oh my gosh, how awesome would it be to be on stage with the part? I have a few friends who have recently been in plays (such as http://www.thetopcheese.blogspot.com/, http://www.drewpoole.blogspot.com/, http://www.izzychadrick.blogspot.com/) and it looks awesome. I recently saw the Jungle Book on my birthday and really liked it. So Annie would seem awesome. I've been watching that movie as long as I remember, and if i'm lucky, if I improve in drama and go to Wayne someday, they might have a production i'll really like!

Diet for Dancers

Okay, sorry it's taking so long to write more on The Interstate, but I just can't think of what Johnathan's point of view in chapter 10 should be.

Okay, I like, REALLY want this book called Diet For Dancers. It's about the diet that a dancer should have. I know for sure it will have nearly impossible things in it--- like pouched eggs and salad. Sure, i'm willing to try it but... being the picky eater I am, I can't do that. I naturally can't finish a salad after the first bite, and pouched eggs? I've never eaten one before. I don't think the book will mention that, but just in case, I can skip that...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Actual math!!!

Thank you WikiAnswers so much! If I didn't have WikiAnswers, I wouldn't know what the square root of pi was! Btw I really like pie! (Pie as in food)

Well my birthday was yesterday so finally, I have caught up to the other sixth graders! ELEVEN!

I wonder when my birthday will be on thanksgiving again... gobble gobble gobble!

WEEKLY QUESTION: If you had just seen Jesus at the mall for example, how would you react? Do you think Jesus would blend in with the crowd well? Would he look like an ordinary man? Email me it or comment! contactyourblog@gmail.com

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Interstate Chapter 9

CHLOE
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I entered the classroom. I was out of the hospital by then, and it was Monday at school. I was late for math again, and I was prepared for the tardy I'd get. My mind was still chaotic from the night before, and I felt kind of paranoid. This could happen again, any day.

"You're late." Mr. Panini said. "I know. I was just so busy..." I said. He filled out a detention slip. "Please, Chloe, I don't have time for your big mouth. Now go sit down." I closed my mouth and sat down.

Like I actually understood what this guy was saying. It was so difficult. "What is the square root of pi, Chloe?" Mr. Panini said. "Uh... am I supposed to know?" I asked. Everybody sighed loudly. "Chloe, we just discussed this. The square root of pi is 1.772453850905516027298167483314, even more precisely." I blinked. "How do you have the time to think of this stuff?" I asked. "Lets just get back to the lesson," He said.

At lunch that day I sat by myself. I didn't have a friend to sit with anymore, let alone a boyfriend. I also noticed Johnathan was by himself. He was the only person I really noticed in the crowded cafeteria. The rest just moved swiftly. I envied every person who walked by.

I was having the worst day. I spilled water on myself at the fountain and my stomach couldn't handle dissecting the bunnies. I seriously had to leave the classroom and the details I can't say. I had a massive migraine. And detention after school. Not to mention, while at the nurse's office, the nurse wouldn't even give me Tylenol. Tylenol, seriously. A tiny pill.

Finally, towards the end of the day, I had left a two hour detention. It was four o' clock now. I had missed band practice. I decided to walk home today, and was very bored. "How was school today?" My mom asked when I got home. "It was horrible," I said. "I spilled water on myself, we had to dissect a rabbit today, and I had the worst migraine in the history of migraines."
"oh," Mom said. "How was band today? Did you perform well?" I sighed. "I didn't go to band class today. I had detention." Mom put her hands on her hips. "What did you do this time, Chloe?" She asked.
"I was late."
"Why?"
"I couldn't find my locker, and when I found it, my books fell, and by the time everything was picked up and tidy, I was the last person in the hall." She shook her head. "Chloe, how can you survive college someday if you can't make it to high school classes on time?" I shrugged. "By the way honey, you need to clean your room," Mom said as I headed towards it.

When I lay my head down to sleep that night, I thought about all the possibilities. Had I brought Jeremy to church... would he be a christian right now?
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Friday, November 20, 2009

The Interstate Chapter 8

JEREMY
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I didn't see many people I knew. They were just strangers and my mind went blank. I didn't remember anyone if I had seen them. Then, my arm suddenly caught on fire. I shook my arm and blew on it. It got worse. The fire had spread to the rest of my body. I began to scream, but no one else seemed to notice, caught up in their own despair.

There was no water. No fire extinguishers. All blackness and fire. I could barely breathe, because of the heat and smoke. I couldn't speak, because with all the flames and screaming and crying and 'NOOOOOOOOO's, no one would hear me. I felt so alone and scared.

It had seemed like months in this dreaded place, yet it had only been minutes. I hated it here, like I could help it. This left me wishing that I had listened to Johnathan. But there's no turning back now.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Interstate Chapter 7

McKenna
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In Heaven, I decided to explore the place. I saw my mom, who died when I was thirteen, last year. I also saw my great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother. This was so cool! I also met famous people like comedian Bob Hope. Wow, this was like being on the red carpet. My ticket to happiness. Was the ticket free? Heck no! But I didn't pay. All I did was pray. For my food? No. Because I was going to bed? No. Because I wanted to be saved.

So now I was on my merry way to my golden mansion. GOLD! How could I expect to be so wealthy? I knew my friends at school would be so jealous if they knew how much fun I was having. I wished I could text them or something so they knew how I was doing.

I entered the mansion. I had a golden bed--- not like i'd use it. Golden sofa and recliner. A huge table. In the backyard was a swimming pool and jacuzzi. Trampoline, too. Wow, I thought, God must want us to have fun every second, oh how awesome is he! I really loved it there, and was having so much fun when I realized I was missing something. In the accident were four people, me, Chloe, Jeremy and Johnathan. Johnathan was a christian for sure--- he went to my church, and he was always faithful. Chloe was christian too, she was very faithful in everything she did. Jeremy... I sure hoped he was still alive. Maybe i'll ask God.

I swam in the pool for a few minutes. I felt guilty for a moment, knowing I could have done better in everything. Jeremy could have known about the LORD. I could've shown that I loved God to everyone. I should've invited Jeremy to Youth on Wednesdays and Sundays. It was all my fault. But then I perked up again. It was not my fault. I still should've said something though. Now i'm full of regrets.
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The Interstate Chapter 6

JOHNATHAN
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After the conversation with Chloe, I walked into the room where McKenna and Jeremy's bodies were. I can clearly remember how they both looked. Maybe there's a connection with the body and the soul, because their facial expressions looked pretty different.

McKenna had a smile on her face, like she had achieved something great. Her hands were together like one hand on top of the other. Her closed eyes looked peaceful.

Jeremy had a straight face, 100%. His eyes were tightly shut. His hands were glued to his side. He didn't look happy.

But how could they look like this if they were dead? How interesting things can be at times.

A tear rolled down my cheek. I knew i'd miss both of them. Poor Jeremy had been my friend since we were eleven. Since then we were inseparable best friends. We did everything together--- homework, double dates with our girlfriends, we'd even help each other find stuff for our moms on Mothers Day and our dads on Fathers Day. And then Chloe lost control of her brakes.

McKenna... the day I met her it was love at first sight. I swore i'd marry her someday, and I already planned the proposal, years early. She was the only girl that I really liked. I asked her out in middle school when I was in eighth grade and she was in sixth. It might seem weird to have and eighth grader going out with a kid just out of elementary, doesn't it? But I really liked her. And now I wouldn't find another girl.

I knew that when I went back to school, things wouldn't be the same. And I was going back really soon.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Interstate Chapter 5

CHLOE
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I woke up from the unconsciousness that embraced me. I was in a hospital room. I felt very dehydrated and tired. Where was McKenna? Where was Jeremy? I was worried and didn't know what happened.

I last remember being in the car and spinning out of control. Everything else is black. Right now I was in a semi-empty room. If you include me. Everything seemed so blurry. My memory was really bad. I must've hit my head on the window or the air bag knocked me out. My nose felt like there was a weight on it. I felt it. Ouch. Weird, there's a bump. I thought. My nose was broken.

One hour, two hours, three. I was super bored. Finally, Johnathan walked in. "Hey, Chloe." He said. I frowned. "Hey."
"Soooo... 'sup?"
"Nothing but boredom."
"I see."
Johnathan and I talked for about thirty minutes, then I asked, "Where is Jeremy and McKenna?" He sighed. "Uhhhhh... well Jeremy and McKenna... they kinda..."
"Kinda what?" I asked. "Kinda what?"
"Chloe, they both died." I suddenly began to silently cry. "Both?" I asked. "Both."
I wiped a tear. "They can't both be dead, they just can't be." Johnathan sighed again. "Yeah, that's what I thought too. Sorry, Chloe, but it's the truth." He left the room.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

The Interstate Chapter 4

JEREMY
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I woke up to total darkness. Where am I? I thought. I saw flames surround me, but not anyone I knew. They were all strangers.

I had once attended church when I was twelve, and the pastor was always saying something about Heaven and Hell. I was told Heaven is a place of no tears, pain, sorrow, fear, and other stuff. It seemed unreal, and this was NOT heaven, but I didn't know there was even an afterlife. Yes, I knew I was dead. But where was I? I heard Hell was a place of eternal damnation. A place of fear, pain, and tears. This place seemed strange, though.

I soon realized where I was. This wasn't heaven, it was hell. Everyone was screaming--- it was a bit obvious. This was what I was afraid of, but I didn't want to be one of those Jesus freaks. McKenna was a Jesus freak, and she seemed all joyful, but it didn't seem like something that would make me happy. I now know.

I wouldn't have a mansion, like McKenna, who I knew was dead. I wouldn't walk on gold. I was now entering eternal punishment.
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The Interstate Chapter 3

McKenna
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I woke up to see only a dream. I knew i'd probably wake up in a couple minutes. It was cloudy, not as in the weather, but I was standing on thin air, on a cloud. I could barely see myself, I looked dreamy too. This isn't me, I thought, It can't be. I don't look this pretty. I can barely describe myself. And it was true. No mirrors, nothing. Nothing i'd expect.

I saw pure gold. Gates that reached the sky. Curiously, I opened them. I couldn't believe what I saw. Pure gold. Streets so shiny and pure, I could see my reflection.

I looked beautiful, unlike what I thought on earth. Pink highlights? Gone. Bangs? Gone. I felt my eyes. No contacts either. No acne. I could barely recognize myself, and I wondered, Is there a me? Am I in a different body? I don't know of a day I looked this pretty. White robe? Where am I, the bathroom? I didn't know where I was.

Then finally, I saw him face to face. And do you know who 'him' is? The only him I had known longer than my younger brother by a year--- GOD! And Jesus! I had so many questions, but God already knew what I was about to ask. "Am I dead?" I asked him. I was worried about my family and friends. "You are not dead," he said, "It is just the beginning." I sighed. I knew right then that I was dead. But I suddenly became happy. I had never been so happy to be dead before. I knew I was in the best place ever--- HEAVEN! Eternal life. I was about to cry, I was so happy, but the tears wouldn't fall. I wouldn't see one tear anymore.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Interstate Chapter 2

JOHNATHAN
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I woke up to hear Chloe scream as I woke up from a deep sleep. She looked frightened. The car was spinning out of control on black ice. It was freezing outside. Finally, Chloe bumped into a car at 50 miles per hour, and the car flipped on its side. Jeremy was sitting in the front seat with her, and flew through the windsheild. He wasn't wearing a seat belt. McKenna was just the opposite. Her seat belt was twisted at the neck and she could barely breathe, strangeling herself. Chloe was unconscious. I gently undid McKenna's seatbelt and reached for the phone and dialed 911.

"911 emergency" said the calm lady on the phone. "I'm in a fatal car accident and I need the EMS here right now!" I said, panicking. "My friend flew through the windsheild, my other friend is unconscious, and the other is unconscious, too." There was a pause. "Help is on the way." She said.

In minutes, the EMS found where we were, and we were immediately rushed to the nearest hospital. There was nothing wrong with me, but Jeremy was bleeding all over. His breath was getting shorter now, and I was getting scared. McKenna was worse. She wasn't breathing at all anymore. They had tried everything. McKenna was gone. Poor little girl, only fourteen. She was my first and only girlfriend. I was fifteen.

Jeremy was slightly still alive, but he was running out of life and breath. I couldn't talk to him; I didn't think he'd respond. Jeremy was an awesome friend, drum player, and classmate. To be right there in his final moments would be depressing. He was only fifteen, like me.

Chloe was breathing perfectly, I was just waiting for her to wake up.

Just then Jeremy breathed his last and died. There was nothing we could do. Both McKenna and Jeremy died. Death can't control itself. It just happens.

The Interstate Chapter 1

CHLOE
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I remember getting a superior rating at the state for band. Washington Hills High is on top again! I know for sure we will rate high next year, being a high school junior. I excel in the flute. Some people may call band members geeks, but HELLO, it is so fun! I honestly don't care what they think. I may wear glasses. But they're stylish. I might have braces. But i'm getting Invisalign next year! I am confident, and those insecure mean girls aren't.

We were on our way back from the best state competition since my freshman year. We were all so proud of ourselves, and cheering! "Oh my gosh, Chloe, can you believe how great we were? Good job on the flute solo!" Cried McKenna, my best friend since we were six months old. She was so pretty, with dark brown hair and straight teeth with contacts and pink highlights. "Awesomeness!" Said Jeremy, my boyfriend. Johnathan, McKenna's boyfriend, was silent. He was always that way. "Johnathan, why are you always so quiet?" I asked. Johnathan shrugged. Of course, again, he didn't know.

I drove a few more miles with silence, then my phone rang. "Hello?" I answered after the second ring. "Hey, Chloe. Tell me how state was." It was my friend Isabel. "It was good. Awesome rating."
"No."
"Yes!"
"Great. See, I told you it would be fine!" Isabel said. "Izzy, I almost messed up on my solo. That was not alright!"
"Chlo---"
"It was horrible! It almost messed up the whole song!"
"Chloe, stop being so dramatic. You did good, I already know."
I sighed. "Okay, I did a little goo---OH MY GOSH, AHHH!"
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The Interstate Prologue

This new blog book of mine, The Interstate, is about a devastating car crash on route 71. No, this story is not true, but it does have some reality to it, doesn't it?

Over 5,000 teenagers will die in a car accident this year. You may think getting your liscense is all hunky-dory, but is it? It is, if you take it seriously, and I mean VERY seriously. If you are willing to text while driving, you don't know what you're doing. If you're willing to talk on the phone while driving, you're not the brightest crayon in the box. If you're willing to listen to music and do your makeup, YOU'RE NUTS! Are you ready for your liscense? If you are thinking of doing that, you're not.

This is a story about four teens, Chloe, McKenna, Johnathan and Jeremy. They are all hanging out on their way back from a state band competition. It is late, midnight. They are very good students, and don't do anything bad. But one phone call is all it takes.

Friday, November 13, 2009

my floor routine song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvDTG18QRRs

Tell me if you like this song or not! It's my level 4 floor routine!!!

Ever thought about sanitizing these?

H1N1 started out as a sickness that only like, eleven people had. (AAACHOO!) Well now it's everywhere and I even know some people who had it now. So how can you keep yourself from getting sick? Are you at risk? What can you do if you get the swine? This is a guide you might want to print.

Sanitize these:


  • Toilet Seat
  • Tabletop or Desk
  • Pens, pencils, anything you use for school
  • YOUR HANDS!!!!
  • Coffee mugs and glasses, cups
  • Video game controllers, like Wiis, Play Stations, etc....
  • Toilet handles
Keeping myself from getting sick in addition:


  • Don't touch your eyes, mouth and nose
  • Stay at least five feet away from people, sick or not
  • Don't be all in someone's face even if you're mad

What to do if I, or someone i've been in contact with is sick:

  • Wash your hands VERY often
  • Stay at least five feet away from people
  • Don't go to a whole bunch of activities, stay home until you know you are not sick
  • Gargle salty water in your throat

Am I at risk? How am I?

  • If you have asthma and other breathing problems
  • If you have neurological problems like epilepsy and MS
  • If you have been exposed to swine in less than a week ago
  • If you are a baby or a senior (highly doubt that)
  • If you don't wash your hands (I sure hope you do!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Since i'm in my triple digits...

I'm going to write about me and how i'm doing--- right now!

I love: Danishes, God, cake, friends, family, pie, cheer, gymnastics, diving (although i've never dived in a pool before!), candy

I hate: Sin

My favorite movies: National Treasure 1&2, My Sister's Keeper, The Time Traveler's Wife

That's so cute: Little infants and kitties and puppies

I believe in: Christianity and purity

That's so fun: Hanging out at friend's houses and going to church

I remember: Las Vegas, Utah, and my first week in Ohio

I wish: I was even a better gymnast than Nastia (Anastasia) Luikin and Shawn Johnson!

My favorite bands: Superchick, Addison Road, Taylor Swift, Tenth Avenue North, Casting Crowns, Hillsong United

What else I love: You Guys!

A special word: Thank you to all the veterans: Like my daddy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

my 100th post!

Hello everyone! This is my 100th post celebration! I remember the day I was on www.betheljamadventures.blogspot.com and thought, 'Hey, this looks so cool! I'm going to make my own blog!' I knew that my blog wouldn't be popular at first and people would hate it and all, so I didn't make a blog.

I started sending out emails to all the friends I could name, even people that weren't my friends. They were emails I'd use to send what I now call Weekly Questions. People started replying to me, and saying that I should make an actual blog full of these questions. So I made my very first.

The first blog was not successful. I was following myself, and couldn't make more than one post. I got rid of that one, which is still on the internet, but is not used.

The second one was where the 'magic' happened. I was able to post a whole bunch of posts, like the hundred I have today! I have ten followers at least and have written stories. I plan on writing another book for the Dayton Metro Library Teen Contest next year, The Interstate.

I began to find an interest in being an author, and boy is it fun! I can't wait to publish my books!

Enjoy my hundreth celebration!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

FULL!!!!!

Okay, so in History class today we cooked in groups and I was with Spencer Ploutz to make the dessert. We made lavender infused custard. We used lavender flowers and boiled the custard and then took the flowers out to drain it with the strainer. I must admit: It smelled VERY strong, like men's cologne. www.thetopcheese.blogspot.com said that it smelled like axe. You'll never know, maybe axe is made of lavender flowers! Someone else thought it smelled like women's cologne or perfume. But either way, I know how to make some homemade custard, and possibly fragrance if I don't use eggs or milk or vanilla extract.

We also made a nice, fresh peaches and cream ice cream, and gosh, was it delicious. Here is the exact ingredients:

Ginger snaps
vanilla ice cream
Peaches, canned
Cinnamon
Nothing strange like lilacs or lavenders

It was so good, I couldn't even finish it. And bad news, I think I might be allergic to almonds. (I don't like those anyway, so they shouldn't be hard to avoid!)

Friday, October 23, 2009

WEEKLY QUESTION, finish the story, and best hair list

WEEKLY QUESTION!
Think back to when you were in third or fourth grade. (for third and fourth graders, think back to kindergarten!) What was your favorite toy? What did you want so badly, but never got it? Who was your best friend, and why? (Best friend other than God)

Best Hair List!
Okay, if you've noticed I never do this list for girls, it's because [some] girls get mad very easily and can be dramatic if they don't have a good position on the list. But today, i'm doing something else... although I did put a few girls on the list...

BEST HAIR LIST FOR BLOGGERS!
1. Leah Brembeck www.myblogster-candy.blogspot.com
2. Maria Chaney www.thetopcheese.blogspot.com
3. Jenilee Goodwin (and yes ms. Jenilee, you do have good hair!) www.betheljamadventures.blogspot.com
4. Drew Poole www.drewpoole.blogspot.com
5. Pastor Jeremy Goodwin (Pastor Jay) www.betheljamadventures.blogspot.com
6. Gabrielle Bowman (i miss u!) UNKNOWN URL: LOOK AT BLOG LIST

Finish the story!
Taylor had left home at 7:00 on Wednesday, August 19th to go to her first day of school at Studebaker. She was thirteen and was---in her view---a millitary brat, which meant she was a millitary child. She had just moved from Italy to Ohio, and did not like it. She was homeschooled in Italy for one, and for two she could barely speak any English. Sure, her parents could since they were born in the U.S., but Taylor couldn't. Whenever she spoke that day, the kids would laugh. She couldn't use very good grammar and had an accent. The shy, short seventh grader hated her new house so much---even though it was a three story mansion---she grabbed a lamp and threw it at the wall. CRACK... and the wall began to open. Inside was a dark staircase with torches perfectly aligned on the walls. But Taylor wasn't scared. She slowly walked down until a light appeared. Suddenly she stopped breathing.

Finish this story! What do you think would be most exciting???

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Achieve that goal!

Do you have goals for this school year? I think it's time to reach them! Starting a new school year brings many changes, and hopefully, we've all started school by now. Maybe you're starting middle school. Maybe you're a freshman in high school. Maybe you've started college. (I highly doubt any college students are reading this.) Maybe you've been homeschooled your whole life, just like me, and you just started public school and don't have any friends yet.

No matter what the transition, there are goals out there waiting for you. Don't know what they are? Set up an organized plan with a pen and paper, just like this:

My Goals
School: to finish three English books for 6, 7, and 8th grade this year
Sports: to win the gymnastics meets coming up
Miscellaneus: to get extra money for my pie and cookie and cake business
Church: to get my second and third seals for JBQ

Go ahead, organize, and tape this paper to your bedroom wall, right where you go to bed at night. Work extra hard every day to achieve these goals, and if you're self-disiplined, youwill!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Injuries: Stuck with you for life?

Injuries may seem like a one-time thing, but can the pain last forever? Hope Ezell reports.

I remember breaking my toe when I was eight years old, and it was. It didn't hurt, nothing. As soon as it healed, it was just a thing of the past. I started tumbling lessons later in the year at Premier Athletics in Beavercreek, when I found out I had pain in my right knee. It had never been injured, and it only hurt if I did something acrobatic. But on Christmas Eve that year, while practicing, I had hit my knee on the wooden part of the couch--- really hard. I had sprained it and couldn't tumble for a long time. Soon enough, I was training again, but the pain started to come back in June of 2009.

Later in the summer, I had sprained my ankle doing forward somersaults. "Somersaults are scary because while in the air, so many things go through your mind," Says Anonymous. "your heart skips a beat and you wonder if this flip will be successful. They certainly are not safe without an adult around, on the trampoline or not." You can't see anything in a flip--- you're just blind. You can't remember what you saw, so I couldn't see I was about to land ankle-first. BAM! My ankle was sprained.

I have injured so many things since starting gymnastics, and it's only been a year. And yes, injuries are stuck in your imune system for years to come, unless you take action and drink milk, take vitamin supplements, and play outside. YOU are in charge of your body, not a broken bone!

everyday things

Church is tonight!!! YAY! Okay, so you-know-what was cancelled today, so i'm gonna be home until 6:00 (church starts at seven). I'M SO BORED!!!! Everything is getting cancelled!!! I wish this world was cold, fever, pneumonia, flu, and H1N1 free, especially since there is so many cases nowadays. Today for Youth group is the flood service, so instead of leaving home at 6:30, I have to leave at 6:00 because somebody wants to go to youth group SOOOO bad.

I'm doing well in gymnastics, and my air time record for my front limbers and handstand forward rolls is twelve seconds. I have set a new record, fifteen!!!

My dad is mowing the lawn right now and my puppy was almost raw meat!!!! Oh, that fat thing didn't know better! What do you know, as soon as I type it she walks into the room! (she must know what fat means!)

I'm trying to sew a buttton on for a shirt i'm designing, and I can't wait to wear it over a tee and with the jeans I also designed! (clapping with excitement!)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

bad news, good news

BAD NEWS

This is the worst news i've ever known of. I'M QUITING CHEERLEADING! That's right, I said it. I'm not a cheerleader anymore. I was on the Warriors' website (Huber heights team) and saw some shocking news. There is no seventh grade cheerleading squad! Although, there is a cheerleading team, but because of lack of interest, Huber Heights will not be competing in cheer this year. Boo hoo.



GOOD NEWS

In you-know-what, my coach said she wants me to go to level 5--- for the WHOLE MONTH of October! Yippee!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

In a storm in my best dress, FEARLESS.

Guess what guess what guess what??? I got only the best CD, "FEARLESS" by Taylor Swift today! You can hear "you belong with me"--- or you should hear it--- right now. Yep, that's from FEARLESS.

Juv ya,
Hope!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I NEED MORE BLOGS!!!!


Ooookkkkaaaaay... well I love to write on my blogs, and I was thinking about making a new one. It was going to be called Teen's Lifestyle or Teen's Blog, but first, should I even make the blog? Should I wait until i'm a teenager myself? Should I not make it? PLEASE email contactyourblog@gmail.com to reply!!!!

Poor doggie:(



My dog has allergies, I think. (poor Lexi!) So i'm making this prayer post. If you have a prayer request or praise that you would like to share, but don't want the whole world to hear, just email contactyourblog@gmail.com and let me know! We can pray together, and I promise to not tell all my viewers unless you want me to.




Saturday, October 3, 2009

Level 5, Still Waters

OMG I haven't talked to u guys in ever. I have so much to say and I can't wait to tell u, so why am I waiting??? Okay, let's start with the bad news.



LEVEL 5

I promised i'd keep u posted, and i'm sorry I didn't. But drumroll please.... BUM BUM BUM BUM.... I DIDN'T PASS! :( I decided that I shouldn't move up, because I went to level 4 too early to try out for level 5. The test was in August, and i'm sorry i'm late. Can't wait for next year!



Still Waters

I have a final name for my LATEST book, Still Waters. It's about a young boy in high school, who will be graduating soon. He is a football player at Glenville High School. (Glenville is a real Ohio school) It is prom season, and take note it's his LAST CHANCE to go to prom. He REALLY wants to go, and he doesn't want to go alone, but four girls reject him in the process of asking, until the football game.

Bess Johnson is a girl he's liked since third grade. She is a cheerleader at their school and is very beautiful. She is everything Jason Wright has ever dreamed of, but he never has believed that he could go to prom with her, or really anyone.

Jason has Torrettes Syndrome, and maybe you know what it is. He can't really control his words and movements sometimes. Jason has always let Torrettes get in the way of his social life, and he soon realizes that sometimes, confidence is all he needs and he can always control his thoughts of himself--- and others.

Eager to read this never-before-read book? Stay on my blog!
QUICKWORD: adventures with ME is discontinued.
WEEKLY QUESTION: If someone walked up to you and said they hated themselves and wanted to commit suicide, what would you say? Would you lead them to Christ?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Level 5

if u r reading my blog post a comment, even if it just says hi.



Well my tumbling coach told me some very good news. If I can do my back walkover, I can go to level 5! BUT I must be able to do this stunt by the end of August. That's almost impossible! I kick my legs half way up, and then I fall. But I have a plan.



WEEK ONE: do twenty-five walk back bridge thingys.

WEEK TWO: practice the bend

WEEK THREE: practice my kick

WEEK FOUR: Attempt the full stunt!!



Let's just hope I move up. I'll keep you posted!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Adventures with ME day 3

Wednesday
Since yesterday on Tuesday we went to a homeless shelter and perform our 'ministry stuff', today we were going to perform again. Here's a little bit of info on the 'stuff'...

Clowning: The clowns danced to "ain't no mountain high enough" by PureNRG.
Dance: A group of girls that danced to "soldiers" by Out of Eden. (the fourth song on my---I mean your---playlist)
Human Videos 1 & 2: A mix between acting and dancing. My group, human video 1, did "by your side" by Tenth Avenue North, (sixth song on your iPod) and human video 2 did "all that matters" by Addison Road. (fifth song on your iPod)
Gospel Illusions: doing magic while preaching. (Amen, sista! LoL!)

Wednesday was clearly fun and entertaining. Plus, Cameron ate a WHOLE apple, and for him, that means seeds, core, stem, EVERYTHING. Yeah. It was REALLY gross to watch, seriously. Juice mixed with spit was running down his face, he was laughing, chewing with his mouth open, I wanna barf just thinking about it. Well, no diaries:(

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Adventures with ME Day 2

Tuesday
my day started at 7:30 because we had to go to breakfast. I couldn't believe that yesterday, I woke up in a tiny room with two black polka-dotted beds and gymnastics posters surrounding me. But today... (not really today) I woke up in a college dorm with a BIG window, that was so big, at night when you turned off the lights, it would still look bright! My roommate was Micheala Brennan (Mickey) and my next door neighbors that I shared a bathroom with was Meghan Newman and Hali Woken. All of them were in my van and I got their email adresses and well, I think you know we became friends! The good thing? Meghan and Mickey are from Cleveland and Euclid, therefore, one day, I could maybe visit their church or something! (New Song) That would be more than cool to see them again! No idea where Hali lives. (pronounced HEY-LE, Meghan pronounced MAY-GIN, Micheala pronounced MICK-KAYLA) Back to Tuesday, since that was all the way in Saturday, we went swimming at a waterpark, and there was no service, so no Diaries:(

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Adventures With ME Day 1

Before I start, I need to say that "Your Devotions" blog is deleted. Thank you to all that followed it.

Day 1, Monday
My day started at 6:30 AM because I had to be at the church at 7:55 (I think). Around 8, we were all packed and on the road to Missions Extreme! I was so excited! It was going to be a week of fun. We stopped at Pastor Jay's house first, and he showed us cockroaches. EEEEEEEEWWWW! No kidding, I had to leave the house before I puked. (i don't have the strongest stomach) So after that we really WERE on our way. It took 2-3 hours to get to New Philadelphia. We arrived at First Assembly of God, at lunch time. We ate chicken nuggets, applesauce, and the rest I don't remember. (that was like, three weeks ago.) So some amount of time afterwards, we went in the Sanctuary... blah blah... and went to ministry training. (For Maria, dance team, we met in preschool and became friends in third grade, me, Human vid. 1 with Kaitlyn)

Hope's Camp Diary
Camp is awesome! My outfit is not stained and I luv it, especially my hat!
I'm in service, and the lesson is this: David Zaz-Burger (not HAM burger) came to Ohio. He was a trumpet of the LORD. Trumpet signals could mean many things. There could be trouble. There could be an announcement. He announced good news. (the gospel) Zaz-Burger was in Sandusky because they were kicked out of their home land. He took the Indians back home because of food issues, but when they came back, they were put into Prison. The other people wanted to kill them.96 Christian Indians died that day. Zaz-Burger kept on preaching, though. As an old man, he was on Goshen Street, and died. (we drove past that street) He was buried RIGHT next to a Christian Indian.

It's altar call. We just finished Altar Call. It was cool. People were speaking in tongues and stuff. People were being filled with the Holy Spirit, and other cool stuff:)

Tune in for Tuesday on Your Blog!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Adventures with M.E.

Yeah! This post is all about ME! The Acronym of:



Missions

Extreme



The camp I attended all week! I stayed in a college dorm and literally LIVED with my best friends and new friends for a whole week. It was at Malone University and it was fun!



M.E. is a missions trip based on showing God in work, activities, and an outreach.



Work: weeding. Boy did I not like that, but I can't complain, it's God's work.

Activities: Human Video. There were many things to do. Clowning, Dance Team, Human Video 1, Human Video 2, And Gospel Illusions. I did Human Video 1 to the song "By Your Side" by tenth avenue north. Human video 2 did "all that matters" by addison road.

Outreach: On Thursday, we performed all our stuff and worked at stations. I crossed my fingers to be assigned with manicures... and guess what I did! I got many compliments on my nail-doing... except from Elijah, but idc.



Stick with Adventures with M.E. for more!



P.s. New blog, http://www.devotionsatmyfingertips.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 14, 2009

What's up? This...

Alex's Lemonade Stand
Well, if you know anything about Alex's Lemonade Stand, you would know it started when a girl named Alex had been diagnosed with cancer. She was four years old and let's just say she got a lot of money. The money was used so that they could donate to cancer centers. Alex died at 8 years old and they are still doing the stand in her honor today.

I passed the lemonade stand
I was in a rush to go to my gymnastics class at the YMCA because I was running late and I didn't want to miss streching. (after all, one and a half hours with NO streching?OUCH!) In the lobby, just after I checked in, I passed Alex's Lemonade Stand. Well I really was thirsty, but being late was all that was in my mind, and I didn't have my purse with me. I figured i'd borrow my sister's money afterwards.

Afterwards...
THE STAND WAS GONE! I was sooooo mad. Oh well though. At least LOT'S of people donated.

Go Donate!
Just because I didn't donate, doesn't mean you can't! Go to a place---any place---and give that dollar, or even fifty cents, because it matters. What are you sitting at the computer for? (or phone, or iPod, or any other carrier) Go and drink lemonade, after this post.

Honor Star/friend crowning!
Today was my crowning, and I got a lot of presents. It was soooooo cool! Well bye! Remeember your assignment!

Monday, June 8, 2009

emails from you... and me!

That's right, you can email me NOW at contactyourblog@gmail.com and tell me PERSONAL comments! This is not a segment, but it's an option to talk to me and give me topics on stories that you would like to read, comment about Drama Queen, (which WILL be back on the blog soon) talk about new segments, and even receive replies from me!



No kidding, here's how!



1. click the link.

2. sign in to your emailing account.

3. write down your email.

4. be sure to mention that you want to subscribe to replies.

5. have fun having conversations!



This option was clearly meant to please you! If it doesn't, feel free to contact Your Blog about it!

Your Blog, for real!

Your Blog is a new segment about a blog YOU can create. Want a blog? Want a blog in addition to what you have? Whether you already have a blog or not, here is how you can participate in the fun segment.





You give your blog a name, and tell me your first name. No last names, first names only. Then, i'll give you your very own personalized post with the name of your blog written as a title, and a paragraph about it. Then, through the comments, under that post, you can write EVERY post you want, but it must be modest, because if one thing is mentioned that I wrote in the comments you CAN'T mention, I CAN delete that post, so be careful and protect yourself!





Here's a sample of what it may look like on the main post: (the post written by me)





The Life Of A Couch Potato


My friend Hannah wanted to make a blog one day, and it is about her life and everything that has happened recently. Now Hannah will start writing on her brand new blog, The Life Of A Couch Potato!





On any post, you can request to make a blog NOW and get started blogging WITHOUT any nessasary accounts, or start blogging anytime, and have the same amount of fun!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Great Comment Revolution

All of a sudden I stopped getting comments. I don't like that! Wait... does this mean you guys are NOT reading my blog? OH NO YOU DID'NT! I'm calling ur mommy and telling her about this tragic change in view! You know ur mommy very well (at least you would if you loved her) so you know how mad she'll be.

Hey! Want more fun? Well my friend Megan is having a drawing contest on her blog, Publicly Pure. She needs ur pic sent by email, and if you don't know how to do that, just post a comment and i'll contact you for more info. You want to win, right? The winner will have their picture on the blog and will have a paragraph written of why Megan likes it. Wanna know what Megan wants? She would be happy if you DID NOT draw on the computer, (also the iDoodle 2 app on the iPod touch does NOT count) she wants it hand-written. Yes, computer is harder, but a real drawing is prettier. For more details, visit www.publiclypure.blogspot.com

Monday, June 1, 2009

face time!

It's time to face it. I'm starting to get pimples. So I started a facial routine! Anyone can do it if they want marvelous skin (without Proactive) by following this simple routine. Here's what you need:

daily facial cleanser
a facial creme, doesn't matter if it's peel-off or wash-off
Clearasil vanishing acne treatment cream

steps to amazing skin:

1. apply the facial cleanser, then wash it off imediately
2. apply facial, leave on for 15 minutes
3. apply Clearisil on zits after washing off facial.

JUNE!

It's June! No, i'm not done with school because my sister's school won't be done 'til June 4th:( I gotta get started on my Missions Extreme devotions though because today is the one of the only days of the week that I have nothing to do. Here's a peek at my schedule:

Sunday: church
Monday: NOTHING!
Tuesday: flexibility
Wednesday: church
Thursday: conditioning
Friday: homeschool group, cheer practice and gymnastics
Saturday: shopping... a must-do.

Some days of the week (especially Friday!) I may not be on blogger. But this summer, half of that will be gone, so check daily!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Weekly Question!

Why do you think people are obsessed with celebrities and what do you think of when people call them "stars"?

I'M preschool teacher of the month!

Earlier this week, when I got my Church babysitting schedule in the mail, I saw the best thing ever. It was the third best thing that ever happened to me! I was preschool teacher of the month for June! Awesome way to start summer! So what do you plan on doing this summer? I have Honor Star crowning, Stars and Friends retreat, Missions Extreme camp, and a book to write. The rest of the summer is just gymnastics. Yeah, sadly i'm not taking summer off because I might lose my flexibility, plus, I could get my back walkover faster... and maybe back handspring! I'm not afraid to go for it, I mean, all that's to it is throwing yourself backwards... i'm sorry. That was a HUGE lie. I'm super afraid when it comes to those. Everyone in class is. (except one girl, who can actually do it) But I promised myself to do it soon, so summer class WILL pay off. BTW i'm not going on vacation this year either.

Friday, May 29, 2009

WOW! An iPod??? For me???

Ok, it's a mix pod. They have digital iPod touches and all too, but all those apps... I mean, i'm not here to attract you to the playlist! Now, under any post, you can request songs! I just know someone wanted those two songs I had!

FINALLY!

Finally i've uploaded a pic of myslef! It's kinda old and I think I was around eight or nine when I took that pic but I like it!

Honor Star!

Remember when I wondered if i'd become an honor star? Well the name says it all! I passed the test! Got shoes, a dress, next: glam! Makeup, jewlery, hair, and beyond. I can't wait! Well I just got back from my first OFFICIAL day in Level 4. I luv it! It's an hour and a half, but it feels MUCH longer! Now, I feel like I might as well LIVE at the YMCA. I was there Tuesday, Thursday, today, then I gotta be there again 2maro. And I thought I was sore today, imagine how i'll feel tomorrow. There is three other girls in my class with the same height, so I don't feel like the tallest---or the oldest---girl in class. There is only, like, what? Three boys in all the levels put together? Yeah I feel so bad for them. In my level i'm working on back walkovers, pirouettes, and back handsprings. How hard can that be? My goal is to have ALL my evaluations, be in level 5, by the year my older sister graduates. Next year she'll be a sophomore in High School, so i've got a loooooooong time to go before I need to have those skills. This level is tougher, no kidding. My coach even said if we can't hang with the level 4s (that means, no crying for no reason at all, (that would be Maya #3 and Emily #2) paying attention in class, and all that "mature" stuff) then she'll move us DOWN. I know I CAN stay with Level 4. I don't have any problems like that. That makes me feel good to know that if I get moved, i'm going UP!
Peace to all,
HoPe!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Just got back from Level 4!

Today was my second day in Level 4 gymnastics. Today was really just conditioning, and she (my coach) worked us super hard. From lifting weights to squating while trying to balance a excercise ball on your head (holding it, of course!), we did it all. Speaking of heads, my coach's daughter got a concussion trying to get food on the counter and fell on her head. (did I mention she's 6 and in 1st grade?) Then, like, a couple hours later, she went BLIND. She was screaming and crying and said, "I can't see!" Then my coach said, "how many fingers am i holding?" Then Kaylah felt her fingers. And my coach was like, "was this because of your fall?" and she was like, "what fall?" So she took her to the hospital... (had to edit this version) It took 45 minutes to see a doctor... so Kaylah's mom (miss Angie) was told if she threw up in 24 hours, she needed to come back. She threw up at school... she came back... all I can say. I'm sure my coach doesn't want u guys to know ALL the info I was told, so that's it. Kaylah is all better now! And I have gymnastics 2maro, and the day after that, BOTH hour and a half classes. Luck to me!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Segments!

Did you see The Green Newspaper? Do you luv it or no? Tell your friends, tell everyone! A great way to save green, and save green!* Then, soon, i'm making ANOTHER "My Blog Pod" Only YOU tell ME the songs you want! Under any post, write the song you want, just let me know it's about "your blog pod" and when on the blog, make sure to pause ONE playlist, is desired to listen to the other. I don't have the new playlist, but I will!

*saving trees and money

With Apologies

if u recently heard 2 playlists playing while reading the blog, I must say sorry. Thanks to Your Blog reader Megan for letting me know! Megan---and everyone else---I hope u like the new UN-annoying playlist!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sleep-over!

Hey waz up? I just got home from my friend's 11th b-day party sleepover. I can feel the Zs coming on. YAAAAAAAAWN. I seriously DID yawn you know. We stayed up 'til 6:30 in the AM. Everyone was like, freaking out about going outside, because we were sleeping in her camper, and behind her camper, there's this super creepy greenhouse, and this man lives in it, it's full of trees, but NOTHING GROWS IN THERE. And like, every night someones sleeping out there, he SHAKES the fence, waves his flashlight, and says in this creepy voice, "hey guys." And I was sleeping on the side where he does it, and I like, almost cried, because people tried to scare us, and yeah. The weird thing? He ALWAYS does it when her sister, (an adult) goes inside to get pillows, or if he knows she's asleep. And I was freaking out, like, I really wanted to LEAVE I was so scared. And then, she decided to be the crazy girl she is, and say, "Hope, wanna jump on the trampoline?" And I was like, "M, (not saying full name for internet protection) are you crazy? NO!" She kept on asking me for some tissues, because she thinks she might have allergies, and so do I. I might have allergies. Then she wanted me to actually go inside with her to get medicine for her throat. Then, the next day, today, we were staring at the greenhouse, and, WE SAW SOMETHING. Not kidding! We could see blond hair, and a quarter of the "hey guys" guy's head, and he was trying to be super still. But it moved. You don't even want to know about the scary stories Laure (not saying full name) told us. Her college is haunted, and she told us about this hermit guy. SCAAAARY. It was super fun!

Friday, May 22, 2009

All I Want

K, promised myself i'd talk about this.

I have many things. Got a playlist, 8 followers, many comments, 2 and a half books, cool template, blog list, polls, but you know what I really want? AN AWARD! For some reason, I get compliments, and all that stuff, but NO AWARD! Sorry if this sounds forceful, but, COME ON!

Followed by "All I Want", "weekly question"

I haven't done this in a while.

As you know, I have a huge test comin' up, and i'm nervous. Got any advice? And quick?

Honor Star?

Hey, couple announcements. On the JAM blog on my blog list, there's a pic of the DASH-E kids. I'm in the middle! Yeah, that's me, dark brown hair, glossy lipgloss... and BLAH BLAH BLAH. dash went well, we helped the environment and had fun at one of my fav parks that I will always remember, since that first day, in 4th grade. But I need to say that I have an Honor Star test coming up, and i'm so scared! What if I get nervous? I think i'll pass though. I didn't write what an Honor Star is because most of you know what an Honor Star is and many of you have even been an Honor before. If you don't know, ask. Kris Allen won American Idol! I'm so happy! Even though he shouldn't win because of Christianity, which most voted for that reason, I just know it, but think, it may be about talent, but it's ALSO about what America want's that matters most, whether religion or not. Who agrees?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

READ!

In my History class, I read a book called The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom and it wasn't HALF as boring as I thought! Sure, I zoned out a little, but who cares? I still got a LOT of info on her. I dyed my hair! It's temp though so it'll be out, by like, the end of the week. It's pink highlights and all! So anyways, the book was really good, so get out and read it! Also read other books. Just because summer is coming, does that really mean you have to stop reading? I like to read, it just depends on what i'm reading, so usually I don't finish the book, that's why when someone asks if I like reading, I say flat out no, because it is rare that i'll find a good book that I can continue with, and I usually read for school, and especially in the summer. Right now i'm reading Where's Nancy? A Nancy Drew super mystery. It's around nine and the sun is still out. I just can't wait to move up in gym. levels! I'll be a Level 4, and the next set of skills is a back handspring, pirouette, front tuck (that's a flip), back walkover, and headstand. What I can do out of those is a front tuck and I used to be able to do a pirouette, but I sprained my knee on Christmas Eve, and of course I didn't go back for two weeks, so I can't do it anymore.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Frequently asked questions asked by christians

Early christian or not, questions are always asked. Here is the Qs and As.

If God created the world, who created God?
I know it seems just unimaginable thinking of "forever" but God always has been, and always will be. No one created him.

If Jesus died, why couldn't any other person die?
If someone who already sinned died, they'd atone their own sins, but still go to Hell.

Why do some people worship Mary?
They think because Jesus was Holy, therefore, Mary was probably holy too, therefore, Mary was not holy. She was not equal.

If my sins aren't forgiven if I don't forgive others, can I still go to Heaven?
Of course! It won't keep you from goin' up there.

One more thing. If I never repent, can I go to Heaven?
Okay, you MUST repent at least ONCE to go to Heaven if you're talking about accepting him as saviour.

Totally tagged,/ now iTag...

I am: Happy
I think: About Anything and everything There is to think about.
I know: I am a bit wierd but IDC
I have: 2 siblings, 2 sisters.
I hate: Satan, sin, violence, and anti-fashion.
I wish: I was a really amazing gymnast
I miss: my friends at cheerleading, including my coach, the Bowmans, seeing my friend Ciara.
I fear: SPIDERS! GROSS!
I feel: kinda bored.
I hear: My dad talking.
I smell: not really anything. Dinner, I guess?
I crave: CAKE. As always.
I search: For a book for my History assignment due next week.
I wonder: If my friends are really my friends.
I regret: not dancing with my dad at weddings I've been to.
I love: everything.
I am Not: a shy person
i believe in: Jesus, fashion, and being nice.
I dance: all the time, in my room to music.
I sing: not like bursting into music like in musicals, I just sing on an average..
I cry: average, a lot when i'm stressed.
I don't always: say nice things. It happens on accident--- I don't even try!
I fight: a lot with my sister.
Iwin: rarly cause my friends (including Maria) usually won't give up, even if I AM right.
I lose: not too much, but very often, usually practicing arabesques on the beam against a friend.
I never: say no to a friend who needs to talk, no matter what hour.
I always: try to keep my peeps from feeling left out, whether a friend or not.
I confuse: many, many people.
I listen: To my pastor talk, and music, and all my coaches.
I can useually be found: reading a magazine or AVON brochure.
I need: STEAK!!!!
I'm happy when: I do something better than some of my friends, because they're usually better than me.
I imagine: What heaven is like and being a famous actress, possibly even Olympic gymnast.
Ok now I tag:Drew from Drew's Blog, Maria from THE BEST BLOG EVER, Leah from Candygirl and I think that's it, unless you wanna do it, then I tag you too.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sarina And The Prom chapter 2

Sarina was finally let out of the hospital, King Derek and Queen Alyssa were already planning the funeral. To Sarina, it seemed like all they did was cry and look at baby pictures of David. David's first pacifier, first time walking, first birthday, first cake, naked baby pictures, even recent pictures. It had seemed as if all they cared about now was David, David, David. Sarina wasn't even in the picture anymore. Literally. A week before prom they took him for a family portrait. Sarina could remember what she was thinking. Oh, just forget about me! They made her so mad, she thought about breaking into the school and living under a desk. Once, in the first grade, they had thought about homeschooling her all the way through school, and take college online to protect her, but that would be no fun. So what if she was just 30 seconds younger? Oh big deal? NOT! Her mom wouldn't stop making phone calls about the horrible news, and her dad even made an announcement at the "hexagon" about it. They needed to do something about this! Sarina however didn't really care though, I mean, he was pretty annoying. And at least she could say she survived? And they didn't even care that her beautiful, baby blue, shimmering, puffy dress was ripped. Who didn't care? Besides, they still had 1 kid that survived the horrible accident when they bumped into the pine tree on the highway.
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It was finally the day of her brother's funeral. It was a hot, sunny summer day outside and Sarina really wanted to go the beach with her friends. They had planned on renting a beach house right on the shore. It would be pink, four stories plus a basement, and had a pool in the back. But Sarina had more important things to do. Important things to say. Finally, Sarina gathered all her courage and went to the podeum, in front of 500 people... AND SPOKE! But after the third sentence she froze. "uhhhh... ummmm... he was a very... nice person? Um and he always was very nice and stuff and had a lot of friends. He wasn't ever nervous, and didn't seem afraid, of anything. He didn't care if he was in style or not, and followed no trends but his own. And, uh, that's it." She could tell it was her worst speech, ever. But it wasn't like David HEARD her, so still, she didn't care.
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When Sarina arrived at school Monday, everyone seemed to just pass her by. They'd glance at her for a second and walk away. Finally, her best friend, Haylie, walked up. Haylie was a talented senior who was an expert at math, science, and baseball. But for some reason, she was always made fun of. Other seniors and juniors would call her 'sumo', 'red weirdo', 'geek', and even 'boy in a girl's body'. Sarina just didn't get it! Sarina knew deep down though that it was her fault. When Haylie had told her she was ten pounds overweight, Sarina had accidentally told the most popular---and most cruel---girl at school. She was emailing tips to Haylie, and sent it to Maura, her former friend. Now everyone made fun of her and drew pictures of her as a fat sumo wrestler and showed it to her! Haylie wouldn't stop crying herself to sleep for a month, and even started believing them! She had become anorexic, and wouldn't eat for six months. Sarina felt bad knowing it was her fault. Then the red weirdo happened when she decided to dye a few streaks red, and dyed her whole head! People even made fun of her talents. Now she only had one friend she could trust, and that was Sarina. "So I heard about the bad news" Haylie said. Sarina sighed. "yeah." Before she could say something else, the bells rang. They both had to go.
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But now it was evening, and Sarina was home alone. What if the whole country was in trouble?

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Well, I got tagged, but I need to say something else before I type that.
I MOVED UP IN GYMNASTICS LEVELS! OMG!
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG...
...and the OMGs go on and on...
But OMG! Yeah, i'm moving up... THIS MONTH! OMG!
Feel free to email me at cheerleader.ezell@gmail.com about what ya think or just post a comment!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Drama Queen series book 3: Sarina And The Prom chapter 1

At Drama Towne High School, it was spring. That meant, fundraisers, sport tryouts, spring break and more. But in May, it was something more important for 11th and 12th graders. Prom time. Girls would start shopping for a dress, and boys would start shopping for tuxes. But for one girl, prom night would change her life--- forever. Sarina DioGara was a Junior in high school. She was the king's daughter. Everything seemed to go right when she got the perfect date, the perfect dress, and was elected Prom Queen. But from there, things traveled downward. "I can't go to prom" said Sarina's date. "But you have to! It's tomorrow!" She protested. "I'm sorry, I can't go. My grandmother is in the hospital and we're visiting her." "Oh." she said. "Well then bye!" she said. "But sar---" But then she hung up. Then an hour later Sarina was told coffee was spilled on her dress and she would have to wear her mom's. Sarina coughed as she opened the 20 year old box. The dress was pretty, compared to the other expensive dresses, so she decided to wear it. Then, the next day Sarina was told that all the limousines in town were booked, but she'd have a good enough car.
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By now, it was prom night, and Sarina was in the spotlight. With her twin brother as a date, they walked to the door--- only to find out no car was there. 10 minutes went by, then 30 minutes, then an hour. Finally a car honked. The car was not a BIT descent. The side view mirrors fell off, and Sarina wasn't feeling comfortable about going. But she went.
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After 10 minutes in the car, she heard something. Gunshots. Gunshots shooting everyone in view. Sarina told the driver and her brother to duck. But they didn't believe her. So she ducked anyways, by herself, not knowing what to say. She knew she might as well say goodbye to the world now, so she did. Sarina couldn't help but be scared. She had all the faith in the world, promising her life. But little did she know about the other two. Would her brother go to Heaven or Hell? Where would the driver go? She ducked again, before becoming unconcscious.
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When Sarina woke up, she thought she was living in a horror movie. But it was real. Her brother died, the driver died, leaving only her alive. She wanted to cry, with pain and sadness. She had been shot in her right arm and in both legs. She stayed in the car, waiting for someone to show up. Sarina dialed 911 and luckily was taken out of the car, not being thought of as a suspect. She didn't believe in suicide, so why would she shoot herself? Sarina was taken to a nearby hospital for nearly a week with severe bruises. Sarina wondered, was prom night the last night to see her brother? Would she see him again someday in Heaven?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Results, results

Well, I didn't get gold, although I did go for it, and guess what I got? 2nd place on floor and 3rd place on beam! I placed in all my events! I'll show you my trophies later--- I even beat the BEST gymnast in the gym!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Awesome playlist!

Guys i'm so sorry about a lot of things. I'm especially sorry about not doing the weekly question, but you know about my gymnastics training, so no worry. Did ya hear my playlist? Don't ya love it? It totally matches the color of my blog--- PINK!

Routines keeping me from you

Sorry for not posting in a while! I've been busy with my routines and the church garage sale, so I forgot about my blog. My performance is TOMORROW! I'm so scared! I don't even think i'm ready! AHHHHHHH! Please, please help me not to be nervous! It's my first meet since January! And this meet--- could be my ONLY chance to move up in levels this year. I want to move up--- it's about time. i've been in this level for eight months now. I used to be in the highest level, but I got moved down. I'll be back up! To move up to the next level I must be able to do a front limber, CHECK! For level 5, I must be able to do a back handspring. Well... i'm working on it! I'm so excited, but not really. Whenever I think of my imperfections, I get this, I don't know, queezy feeling in my stomach. I don't have stage fright THAT bad to when i'll puke (so unfabulous) so what do I have to worry about? Well i'll tell you what I have to worry about. Deductions. Injuries. At the last meet I was almost undefeated, and am still on my tippy toes (remaining on top.) Well Monday, the brand new book Sarina And The Prom is coming out. Just for viewer awareness (DREW) the book will NOT be violent! It will be PG and lower. OMG I sprained my nail today. No, I didn't break it, I sprained it. After getting a beautiful manicure, it goes down the drain. I hate my long, pretty nails! OMG I got a new leotard and all I can say is PATRIOTIC! It's none other than the colors of the american flag! Plus, it's metallic spandex, so you can almost see it. No, it does not LOOK like the american flag, but similar enough to be compared. I already planned my makeup, a little bit of eyeliner, pink eyeshadow, maybe some moisturizer, and lipgloss, my FAV part! Well me and my sis were watching Prince Caspian on the DVD player, so I gotta go and see my husbands Caspian, Peter, and Edmund! Well i'm not married to them all at once, but i've been married to them one at a time.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Beam, floor, and gold

Well, in gymnastics, I did poorly on floor:( but AWESOME on beam! Gotta work on it, but it's great! At the rate i'm at, i'd put myself in third, although a couple days ago, I would've had sparkly, non-tarnishing, shining, GOLD! Just more practice...


Peace to all my friends, (YOU!)
Hope!

AHHHH! Like my new look?!

I got an cutestblogontheblock account about a month ago, and I finally made a new template! I love it! Do you flip for it or not? Tell me in the comments.

Monday, April 27, 2009

UPDATED best hair list and more!

I have heard complaints that Brian Eifert shouldn't be on the list, so,
1. Taking the lead still, Drew Poole
2. Matt Poffenberger
3. Robbie Evans

Like it NOW???

A sneak peek at the latest Drama Queen book to be published soon, Sarina And The Prom!

Sarina is an eleventh grader at her school. She plans on going to her Junior Prom, but everything is going wrong! The limousine company is booked, (even the royal limousine!) Sarina can't find a dress that fits her budget, the old prom dress from her mom rips, the beat down truck runs an hour late,leaving Sarina as the crappiest princess ever. But when she thinks prom night can't get worse from the fact she has to go with her brother, a horrible shooting happens.

Book publishing in May!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

my 50th post and today

Ever had a bad shopping day? I have. Today. It sarted out AWESOME when I got this cute necklace at Claire's, with matching earrings. But the necklace broke while I was wearing it, and I was going into chik-fil-a! It was chunky and cute--- and cheap! But it'll get fixed by Sunday, I hope. Then, I got a bracelet at Justice and then when I got in the car I figured out it didn't fit, so we had to go ALL the way back to Justice and return it. The only thing still lively I have is five brand new lipglosses I got today, two pairs of earrings, and another bracelet. The earrings probably won't last any longer than the necklace, but oh well. I saw the Hannah Montana movie! I liked it a lot. Taylor Swift was in it, and, yeah! Let's just say this was one of many shopping days. Those I told I didn't like shopping, well, I guess I can't get enough of it! Like I said, I don't like walking around, (cuz i'm lazy) but I LOVE getting the stuff! OMG. You guys know about the gymnastics meet I told you about? Yeah, it's in SEVEN days! And tomorrow, less than a week! I'm so scared! It's not like it's my first meet, it's just... uh... i'm... VERY NERVOUS! I got a leotard in the mail that's the colors of the american flag, but, what if I get a deduction because I pick my wedgie? I don't, but still! Oh well, i'll just calm down. Besides the other girls at my gym aren't too much competition, I mean, they're competition, but few. That would DEFINITLY be Olivia, Katie, Judy, Sydney, and I think that's it. Please wish me lots and lots of luck! I really need it! I don't believe in 'luck', but whatever you believe, JUST DO IT! Church is 2maro! Yay! I was gonna wear my chunky jewlry, but, UGH! I don't even wanna talk about it! >:(
Peace To All My Fredinskies,
Hope
p.s. video of the week is Fred Loses His Meds on YouTube!

Friday, April 24, 2009

New stuff!

The newsboys are making a new CD! It'll be their last one with their lead singer. pureNRG is making a new CD coming out July 14! Melody Carson has a new book called, Dear Mom! OMG OMG OMG! You know what, I should name this blog OMG. But I won't, so don't worry about that. I totally forgot why I just said OMG. But OMG i'm doing project DASH-E with my childrens church (JAM adventures) and the youth group! Today my sister is going on the youth spring retreat! Yes, that means no Charity from Friday to Sunday! Whoo hoo! I might see the Hannah Montana movie and I might see 17 again, but it's one or the other. Today, my brain is thinking I should go to DQ and eat a Midnight Truffle. Yuuuuuuummmmm... my dad is in DC right now with his friend who used to go to our church. They brought his dog fishing with them. Those that know me well, KNOW I don't do fishing. You would know i'd rather spend my time at cheerleading, gymnastics, dancing, and volleyball. My dad is gonna miss my gymnastics meet:( but about a week later he'll be back! Well i'm supposedly doing school, so, bye!
Peace Out,
Hope!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

it's the best week ever!

That's right! The BEST week ever so far. So this post is The Fun Post! Weekly Questions, Who said that, Finish The Story, and of course, the REASON it's the best week ever.

The best week so far
Tuesday, I actually aced my floor routine AND beam routine! (for the gymnastics meet) I felt so great afterwards! I landed my handstand on the beam, and mastered my straddle rolls on the floor! But today, I CAME UP from my front limber! I still need to work on my back handspring a little, but it doesn't look too bad. Maybe in July (when my coach will move everyone up, or down, or in the same level) I'll move up! Then i'll be doing the hard stuff, like pirouettes and back walkovers on the beam. If you are happy about my achievement too, post a comment!

Weekly Question
I am SUPER nervous about the gymnastics meet. What if I do the straddles wrong? What if I can't come up from my front limber, and I just stay in a bridge position FOREVER? What if i'm judged wrong and I get put in the wrong place? It sure wouldn't be the first time. HELP!

Who said that?!
try figuring out who said this in what movie:
"I wish we could have more time together"

Finish that story!
You were watching TV. Your best friend was over and wanted to watch a show that you weren't allowed to watch. You tried doing the right thing by telling her (or him) the truth, and she (or he) tried understanding, but when she (or he) was about to turn it off, you couldn't resist watching the rest. Before you knew it, the show was over. Uh, oh.

If you were the author, what would happen next?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

best hair list

finally, i'm posting this since people have been dying to see results.

1. Drew Poole
2. Robbie Evans
3. Brian Eifert

that's it. The best hair list.

Friday, April 17, 2009

What a life!

I have always enjoyed my life. Some say i'm crazy, some say i'm skinny, some call me a pig...(still refuse to admit that) but last Saturday, the best things started happening. No, I wasn't eating. Another best thing happened.

The brand new shoes
Saturday, I was on my way to Cleveland to visit my family. We went to Lodi (the best mall EVER for extreme shoppers) I had to do some excercises though. I have to do excercises when I shop because if I don't, I leave the mall with negative money. Yeah, that low. But I spotted these flip-flops and--- I had to get them! So my mom got them, even though I already owed $70 (a looooooong story) so I left happily (and still broke!) did I tell you there is fake diamond flowers on them?! Yeah, I can't wait to wear them in the Summer and show off my nail polish!

The mysterious windmill thingy magig
When we got back from Cleveland, my sisters noticed a windmill in our wishing well. My older sister, Charity, who is fifteen looked, but there was no note attached! My suspect is the mailman. How nice!

The... burnt popcorn???
Yeah, burnt popcorn. I asked my parents if I could pop a bag, and they said yes. But then, I popped it for four minutes, and yeah, it burned it--- bad. So the microwave is stained yellow now, and it still smells. That was yesterday, and I just found out that I could've pressed popcorn!

Goodbye,
Hope