Saturday, December 20, 2008

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow...

It hasn't stopped snowing for almost two days now! Yesterday was the third snow day of the year for me. I can't believe how fast it's piling up. Apparently it's supposed to stop soon, start up again in the morning, and continue into Monday. Another snow day? That would be fine with me at this point! Unlike most schools, my school is making us go on Monday and Tuesday before letting us have our vacation.

Even with the bad roads, and they are pretty bad, my dad took me and three other people to Keene today so I could get my tattoo. We waited outside for 20 minutes before we called the number for the tattoo parlour to ask where they were. The person we talked to was extremely rude to us, so we left. We went to another parlour that my cousin suggested, and made an appointment. Hopefully I will have my tattoo soon!

My parents are at a work Christmas party, so I am going downstairs to watch a movie- like I was supposed to yesterday.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Watch Out For Creeps

Writing this post is the last thing I want to do right now. I’ve been pushing the thoughts out of my head all day. Not thinking about things, that’s what I’m good at. I am such a forgetful and oblivious person. Now that I am writing it, the tears have come back. I didn’t cry until my cousin did. That’s because I wasn’t thinking. I didn’t know what to think. I can barely figure out how to write this post. The more I think of it, the less I want to, but the more I know I should.

Last night I went grocery shopping with my cousin. There was a creep following us thru the store. I barely noticed, because I’m me. We get to the checkout line and the guy is still following us, while “adjusting his zipper”. He walks by me and touches my butt. I get annoyed and freaked out. My cousin is even more so. She is more like a big sister; she’s always protected me. She knew what he did, while I was still oblivious to the fact that he had wiped something on me. We go to the service desk and complain about this person, he walks back thru the store and seems to be looking for us. We get someone to walk us to the car, and we go back to her house where I change into a pair of her pants.

Woke up this morning and got ready for school (which turned out to be pointless, since we ended up with a snow day). Dani, my cousin, couldn’t sleep last night. She got to work and broke down thinking of what could have happened. It could have been a little kid. She thinks of the things I refuse to. She works with my mom, so she told my mom. Then she comes to my house and tells me that we need to go talk to the police. She explains to me all of her fears and the nightmares she had. I break down and cry. I feel so selfish. Sure, I’m okay, but what if that creep goes after a little kid next time?

So my parents, my cousin, and I went to the police today. I feel more freaked out about this now than I did last night. I am okay, until it comes to talking about it. It’s one of those things I just want to forget about and move on. Having everyone worry about me is not something I like. I don’t like needing people to protect me, or trying to be nice because I’m ‘fragile’. Then, time and time again, whenever something goes wrong- that is what happens.

This is not something anyone wants to think about, especially this close to the holidays. I am only posting this for the same reason I went to the police today. To make sure some creep doesn’t hurt some little kid next time. Many of you, my blog friends, have children. I do not want to see one of you posting that some creep went near your kid.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


We had a real snow day today! I wish I had gotten a picture of the snow before it got dark, but I was running around all day. I cleaned the house (which is messed up again by now), made oatmeal cookies (they came out great), made Russian tea cakes (which didn't come out too great), and made dinner (which I didn't like).

It might sound like I'm being negative, but I actually had a pretty good day. I expect the house to get messed up, I know what we did wrong with the Russian tea cakes, and I just won't use that recipe for dinner again. I also got some homework done, and my sister collected pine cones for me so we can make ornaments for people.

I'm glad to get back to school tomorrow, I don't really like staying at home all day like this. I'm going to go nuts during the winter break, which goes from Dec. 23 to Jan. 5 this year. I love the snow, it makes the world outside look beautiful. It can stay for X-mas and then leave, though! If we get too many snow days it shoves back our graduation date. I think the magic number is three, and we've had two within a week's time. Plus, I hear there's more snow coming on Friday. I'm watching movies all day if that happens! xD

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thank You's and an Award

I just want to thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes you have been giving me! I used to think I would never have a blog because I would have nothing to blog about, and I was afraid that no one would read it. I was proved wrong when I found some of the most wonderful people online. (All of you.) You've given me support and helped me on my journey.

I'm only 18, and my journey is far from over! I'm so used to being patronized because I'm only a teenager. It's nice to come online and have people(adults) treat me like I'm not a little kid. Thank you for that as well.

And last, but not least, I want to thank Kavindra, who has given me this wonderful friendship blog award.

The blurb that goes along with it is:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I tried to look around before I chose, but I'm sorry if any of you have already received this award. If so you can just ignore this. Same goes if you just don't have time to do it. I want to pass this on to:

Ali, whose blog I just found on the full moon.

Bohemian Single Mom, who I think is creative, strong, and absolutely brilliant.

Mrs. B. , an amazing woman who somehow does it all!

Robyn, whose blogs are an inspiration.

And everyone else who reads my blog, feel free to take this! Like I said above, you've all been so wonderful.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Today in AP English we were assigned to read the poem The Naked and the Nude by Robert Graves for homework. Some of the boys start laughing at the title. I am the discussion director for this poem, so I'm thinking "Oh great, tomorrow people are going to be snickering all while we're trying to talk." I know they will, some people are so immature. It's a good poem, though, so I want to share it.

The Naked and the Nude

For me, the naked and the nude
(By lexicographers construed
As synonyms that should express
The same deficiency of dress
Or shelter) stand as wide apart
As love from lies, or truth from art.

Lovers without reproach will gaze
On bodies naked and ablaze;
The Hippocratic eye will see
In nakedness, anatomy;
And naked shines the Goddess when
She mounts her lion among men.

The nude are bold, the nude are sly.
To hold each treasonable eye.
While draping by a showman's trick
Their dishabille in rhetoric,
They grin a mock-religious grin
Of scorn at those of naked skin.

The naked, therefore, who compete
Against the nude may know defeat;
Yet when they both together tread
The briary pastures of the dead,
By Gorgons with long whips pursued,
How naked go the sometime nude!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I'm Gonna Miss This

Today, I'm 18! I have had a great birthday. Last night I slept over at my cousin's so we could bake my cake, and she had a surprise for me when I got there. She made me the coolest thing I have ever seen- a tye dye cheesecake. It was the best cheesecake I have ever had! We baked a double layer marble cake to go along with it. The cake is a box mix, but the frosting is our home made family recipe. It’s so sweet, that you can’t eat all the frosting on your piece of cake. It’s worth trying to do, but I never have been able to eat it all. I was feeling so sick by the end of my party because I had had nothing but sugary things all day. xD

This is the amazing cheesecake. The colors are so bright, Sam said she had to use a lot of food coloring. It tastes great, though.

My cousin wrote on the cake, because she said you're not allowed to write your own happy birthday. The message should give you an idea of what my family is like. xP

It’s so great that I got to spend this time with my family today. I’ll be at college next year, so this is probably my last family birthday party for at least a few years. I’m gonna miss this. I really am. It's been a good day, though, so I'm happy.

Here is Trace Adkins' video for his song You're Gonna Miss This.