Thursday, May 24, 2012

Uhmayzuhnn Thursday

This was like..the best Thursday of the school year. It felt so much like a Friday!!! Today was the last day we dress out in PE. SO HAPPY. In math all we did was make tessalations. It's a bit challenging trying to make a shape, but after I figured out how to make a dove everything was eeeeaaaasssyyyy. After that was band, which is always a load of fun. We literally did nothing in there, with the exception of getting our instruments out to play for a couple minutes. I also got my Solo and Ensemble medals. Science was the best. We competed to see who could build the tallest marshmallow tower. Megan and I were partners. We didn't win, but we had the coolest and the best-built tower! At first it looked like the Empire State building, but we took the top sticks off and for fun twisted it to mak it look like DNA. Our tower was the most popular. WOOTWOOT. I luff mushmallowz.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ello, Mr. Snakey

I was in my basement messing with that slide show I just put up, and all of a sudden my mom comes running down stairs freaking out. "YOUR DAD IS OUTSIDE PLAYING WITH A SNAKE." Ummm......well now, that's different. Went upstairs, opened the front door, and there I see him in the middle of the yard next to his lawnmower with a stick in his hand, snake hanging from the end of it. I was a bit confused, but at the same time concerned. I'm definitely not wearing flipflops out in the yard anymore....*shivers*. Apparently when my dad was mowing the lawn, some birds swooped down and started to peck the snake, so my dad saved him. Well we wanted to know what the thing was and whether he was poisonous or not, so we did our research for about an hour, and I found out he was a Northern Brown Snake. Completely harmless and not aggressive. We put him in a box so he could move around and so we could look at him a little longer. My mom HATED him with a passion. Even if it's adorable and harmless like the one we found, she doesn't care. "The only good snake is a dead one," she says CONSTANTLY. I petted him and he was extremely smooth. My brother tried to feed him a worm, but he wasn't hungry. Not too long ago we decided he needed to go back to freedom, so we took him outside and released him into the forest. Cute little fellow, isn't he?

New Slideshow

Remember when Slide failed and took off my slideshow? Well, yeah, it did, and I didn't have a slideshow at the top of my page anymore. I replaced the blank boring space with nyan cat, but I found a new slideshow website I can use! There's a website called Picasa where I can upload photos and put it in a slideshow on here. You'll find it if you scroll to the end of my posts on this page. Until I figure out how useful it is and whether or not you people will like it, it will stay down there. If I get some good feedback about it, I'll move it up above all of my posts where it used to be.

Kayaking Trip

Sunday. the day after we bought them, we went kayaking. We asked one of my mom's friends if we could go to her house to use them, and fortunately she said yes! We ended up going to Lake Anna, a really beautiful lake somewhat close by. My dad put both of the kayaks on top of the car, and I was overjoyed. I wasn't nervous like everyone else because I've been canoeing before. It's sort of alike. When we got there, I put on my Intimidator 305 hat, some sunscreen, and claimed a boat first.We only bought two kayaks for a family of four, so we all took turns going out into the lake. It was easier than I thought to get in. I was expecting it to be super uncomfortable, but it felt just fine! Paddling was really easy too. The rest of my family had to get the hang of it to be able to steer themselves properly, but I was pretty good from the start. Kayaking can be hardcore, or pretty relaxing. I raced all of my family members to the shore a few times, and I won each time. It was also really nice to just sit in the middle of the lake a chill. The waves and the view was really relaxing. I hope to go back really soon, because I think kayaking might be one of my new favorite things to do.

Unexpected Purchase

So this weeked, we bought something I never would've thought we'd get. On Saturday, my family and I went to Outback for dinner. GREAT PLACE TO EAT, juss sayin'. Anyways, afterwards for no apparent reason, my Dad wanted to go to Gander Mountain., so we did. If you don't know for some odd reason, it's a big sports store. We found out he actually wanted to go so he could buy himself and expensive gun, but that's not what we ended up getting. We stayed in the store looking around for an unbearable amount of time (I hate sports, sports stores, etc(except baseball)) and we ended up leaving with two kayaks. PURE AMAZINGNESS.....and totally unexpected.

Cookout

Friday, my family and I went to my friend Matthew's house for a cookout. Our family is really good friends with his. We had a great time! We had hot dogs, then me, my brother, Matthew, and his brothers went inside to play the wii. The adults went outside to play poker (my momma won). We stayed over til about midnight, and Saturday was Matthew's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATTHEW! But yeah, anywaysss, we all had a great time. I got him a music book with song from movies, and a ton of gum. Cookouts. Are. UHMAYZUHNN.

The Show

The show was absolutely amazing. The eighth grade was up there the longest. We were up there for so long, the concert lasted 30 minutes past the time it was supposed to be over. We played 8 songs that sounded completely flawless. We've put alot of work and effort into band and our music! The band ninjas made awesome poses on the stage in the middle of the concert and Mrs. Steckler loved it. I was teary eyed while playing our last song, Party Rock Anthem, because it my last middle school band concert. The eighth grade band has really bonded together over the years. It's like my second family. When the concert was over and everyone was in the band room putting their instruments away, many of us cried. We love each other so much, and the concert was absolutely amazing! WOOWOOT for the SMS Band :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ay. Ayo. Ay, Yo Dawg.

Tomorrow night is the amazingly awesome Spring Band concert! We're playing a grand total of 7 pieces, with a ton of hard work put behind them. This'll be my last middle school concert, so come support my band at Spotsy at 7:00 pm. You're most definitely welcome to bring friends! I have a really good feeling you will know a few of the pieces. I'm more excited than ever. I just love playing the baritone, and now the band is like my second family. We've all grown so close over the years, it's gonna hurt next year when we all have to be seperated because of the different high schools we have to go to. Well guys, don't stress, don't worry, and have fun, because tomorrow's show is for the eighth graders to shine!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Band Party

Friday after school, the 8th grade had a band party. It wasn't the best in the world, but it was still pretty fun. I loved prank calling people and playing frisbee with Katherine! I scared off a few with my signature death throw. That'll fix em :) When we went in, everyone ate the cookies my mom made. Seriously. you people are OBSESSED. I only got one!!! Well anyways, then we went in the gym and kinda ust did whatever. We pretty much just hung out, but at one point me and olivia dared Koz to "propose" to Ben. It was really funny. Ben looked into his eyes and everything!!! Just about made my day. But WAIT- it gets better. After that, Koz walked around the gym like a stripper girl. Thatmade the whole freaking week! To see for yourself, click on the link following :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOO5YmNJUeg&feature=plcp

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baritone



                      BeautifulBrassGoldMusical
                           SongPowerGraceful
                   Blow BellHornTallProud Perform
             Play            Entertainment            Stand
                                 GloryStrong  V  A  B  Eighth
                                  Symphony   a   I   u    Rests
                                  TubeWind    l    r   t     Notes
                                  Happiness   v        t     Loud
                                   LowBrass    e      o     Band
                                   Majestic              n   Scales
                                    BassLine               Feeling
                                      Heavy Amazing  Sound
                                        Baritone          Loops
                                           EuphoniumShine     

Funny Names of Places Around VA

1. Bumpass
2. Lochjelly
3. Backlick
4. Manassass
5. Dumfries
6. Fart
7. Assawoman
8. Butt Hollow
9. Lick Creek
10. Suck Creek

On a Drive


Right now, I’m actually not at school. I’m on a long drive to an appointment. Sooooo bored! I really hope I don’t have much homework from missing today. It’s a B Day, so all I‘d have are PE, math, band, and science. I doubt I’d do much in math since we just took the SOL on Tuesday. I’m a little sad about missing band however, because I think Mrs. Steckler is giving the Mob Busters and Party Rock Anthem pieces out. Can’t wait til the concert next week. It’s gonna be amazing! We’re gonna play all of our super awesome pieces that we worked on this year, and the tradition of playing Rockin’ Robin. Anyways, missing science shouldn’t be too bad since we don’t ever do anything in that class on a regular day. It’s probably 6th grade review day, but that’s what I kept my old science notebook for! The SOL for science is next week I think. Shouldn’t be too bad. I’m probably gonna post alot today since I am BORED OUT OF MY MIND. Soooo…enjoy?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Things That Make Me Hyper

1. Megan
2. Mountain Dew
3. Stride Mystery Gum
4. Owl City
5. Intimidator 305
6. Fuzzy things
7. Georgetown Cupcakes
8. DETERMINATION
9. Certain text messages
10. Nyan Cat

Ghost Stalkers

Why iz no one commenting?!?!?!?!?! EXCEPT Mommy Rooster?!?!?!?!??!?! You know what, Mommy Rooster, your're my favorite reader, because you freaking C O M M E N T . I mean, it's not because I don't get viewers either, because I DO, it's just that you guys are like a bunch of ghost stalkers. I see everytime my blog gets viewed and when, so I KNOW YOU ARE THERE. Speakith, my minions. By the way, I didn't mean that you are a ghost stalker in an offensive way, I don't mind....well.......you know what, nevermind. By the way, thanks for the idea, Mommy Rooster! Anyways, commentcommentcomment:) I love you peeple! *cough*butmommyroosterismyfavorite*cough*

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Ellie!

I know this is a day late, but happy birthday to Ellie! You are such a rabid squirrel, but we all still love you. Even though when I first met ya you clawed me and got stuck to my jeans, I still think you iz da sweetest thang on da planet. Your hair is sooooooooo freaking soft and fuzzy! I've thought about shoving you in my bag and taking you home after sleepovers, but I don't wanna get sued or go to jail. On second thought, it's worth it, I'm taking you with me next time and I will claim you to be MY OWN. Mommy Rooster is gonna give you a big hug for me, kay? Luv you, Ellie! PS: If it didn't occur to you already for some strange reason, Ellie is a cat.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Dear Mommy Rooster

Why don't you get a blog? It's eaaassy peaaasy. Even though I've always thought that's a stupid phrase. But yeah anyway, it's simple. Mommy Rooster, you already have a google account, so it's easy for you to make a blog. I'm pretty sure you just hit sign in and type in your google info, then create a blog. When and if you do, I can help you pretty it up and such! That part was actully pretty hard and took me awhile, but that's only because I taught myself with no help. The cool thing about blogger, is that you can see who views your blog, what type of system they're using, where they're from, and how they got to your page. So right now, I know that there are alot of people that view my blog on iphones and get here mostly from facebook, and I now know that there are some people that google my name. I also know that I get the second most number of views from Russia! HELLO RUSSIANS! Anyways, sorry I didn't mention the orkadorks, so to all of those people out there reading this at the moment the orkadorks from Spotsy got third place and a superior YEAH WOOTWOOT GO ORCHESTRA! I love you Mommy Rooster :3

Sunday, May 6, 2012

KD Music Trip

Had the BEST time ever yesterday. That truly was one of the most awesome days I've had! Chorus, Orchestra, and Band people from a ton of schools performed at Hanover High School and then headed to King's Dominion to have fun and get their results. Megan, Nick, Olivia, Cidalia, Leah, Maggie H, Gillian, and Sydney were in my group. We all went on almost every ride in the park. There were long lines for everything at first, but alot of people left after it started pouring outside. My friends and I all danced in the rain and got completely soaked. We all screamed a ton and rode the biggest rides in the park. On the ghoster coaster, Megan and I pretended to be afraid and crying. Two little girls at first tried to make us feel better, but later in the ride they screamed at us and told us to shut up. It was histerical!!! After that, we headed to a pavillion thing to get the results for our band performance. The SMS band got first place! We all screamed as loud as possible and ran to give Mrs. Steckler a hug. The band is such a family! The rest of the night we rode wild rides, talked, laughed, screamed, and continued to have an absolutely amazing time. The only bad thing that happened on the trip, was the battery on the second bus died. We got home around midnight and everyone on the second bus had to squeeze together on my bus. It was all worth it though! I LOVE YOU GUYS! Photo credit to Maggie H :)
I have a challenge for you guys! Megan and I got through an HOUR STRAIGHT of this, how long can you last? You aren't allowed to stop watching, even for a fraction of a second. If you have to go to the bathroom, take your iPhone with you. If all fails, just turn the volume up loud enough so you can hear it. Comment on the Nyan Cat post and tell me how long you lasted!