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I’m currently sitting in the bathroom, bath robe on, hair wet and untamed, and with the sound of the water draining out of the tub. I just got a burst of energy to write a blog post, so I decided to do it.

As most of you know, I strongly dislike my class in school. Now it’s way better then last year. My class isn’t any better, but I’ve learned how to shake them off and not take it to heart. But, when you’re sitting in classes with them for 8 hours a day, you need a little pick me up here and there to remind you that they aren’t all that there is in this world. I think I will go passionateforword’s Marissa style, and make a list of my pick me ups!

1. lunch I have lunch with my Junior friends. They’re all in theater, and always have me walking away from lunch smiling. Within that half hour we have had so many inside jokes you wouldn’t even know.

2. Mr. De Witt is my band director. He’s such a happy-go-lucky guy. He has red hair, and always has it gelled. After one particularly depressing day in Math, I walked by him in the hallway, he didn’t look at me, we didn’t make any greetings toward each other, but just seeing him walk by smiling, reminded me that not everyone feels the need to make school a negative atmosphere. He makes my 6th period amazing. Some days he has us not play and sits there and reads to us from his collection of random books. (One being called, “the world’s weirdest jobs.”)

3. music I like to walk around with my mp3 player as much as possible. My school does have music play over the intercom between classes, but it’s not the same as having ear buds in your ears and singing along to “My Wena” and knowing that you are in a way, hearing your own little world.

4. after school activities whether it be One Act, Musical, Speech, Pep band, or even the after school study program, I’m always with people that I choose to be with, and ones that are positive in my life. I mean, yesterday while waiting for pep band me and 2 other girls randomly decided to make a subway run. So off to subway we went, and got back just in time for pep band. It was amazing, and random, and fun. Plus today I had to stay after school to work on an English project. I’m doing it with one of my newest closest friends, Jessica, and another girl, we sat there and worked, and helped each other, and talked with my one act director, and it was just nice.

/list over.

So that’s my random, long awaited blog post. I think I’m going to put some pajamas on, brush my hair, and then just stay up late since we have a two hour late start tomorrow for teacher workshops.

See you next time!!

So just about every day, I have at least a few seconds that I consider writing a blog. I just never know how to start. It’s the hardest part, the starting. The laying out of the first paragraph, that deciding what to write. When you haven’t written in a long time, it’s just getting into it again. Once you start writing, it’s like riding a bike, you never forget how to blog, but first you have to get back up and START.

There is no interlude, no transition to this paragraph, it just starts. For Christmas (God did I just do that again? but with a sentence instead) as I was saying…. for Christmas I got a lot of musical related presents. I got 50 dollars in itunes cards, I got an awesome mix “cd” from M-diggle, and The Beatles self titled album. So far I’ve spent half of my iTunes money, on Volume 1 and 2 of Glee- The Music. It’s so fun to listen to iTunes and have a mix of familiar tunes, new tunes, and just fun songs. I love the feeling of having to look at a song to see the title of it, and who it’s by, because I love it, and I notice it’s not a beatle’s song, a Glee song, or an old familiar one, but one that M-dig sent me. I just love it.

Another transition less paragraph, or does this count as a transition? My friend Jess just sent me a random message on MSN messenger.
Jessica–I know theres more to life than this. says (5:00 PM):

I think it made my day. My day has been filled with snuggie-wearing-in, laying on the couch, listening to my new music, and chasing the cat just because Wednesday-Saturday I was away from him.

While typing this blog, I’m noticing how much has happened in my life that you guys have NO idea about. Well most of you I talk to on a regular basis, with the sexy mac and that, so you know, but there are a few readers who aren’t in that realm. Who don’t know I had to stay at my Gramma’s house for 3 nights because there was a storm and if I wouldn’t of I wouldn’t of had a big family Christmas. Who don’t know that I’m over half done with the last Harry Potter book. Who don’t know that I’m getting a CT scan next month to finally figure out what’s up with my sinuses. Now I don’t think I’m going to sit here and inform you all on every little bit of my life, because it would be boring, I mean some things I need to tell you, like I’m in One Act, which is a theatre competition, since if I make blogs more often, I might mention I have One-Act practice, and you won’t know what that is. I mean, you really still don’t know what One Act is, but maybe I can do that some other time.

Once I get started blogging, it is really easy, I forget how natural the words come to my fingers. But I have over 500 words now, which I think is enough for a post that is the first in a long time.
-The road to success is always under construction.

Okay, I’m just going to disclose that I’m writing this to purely rant and vent. I really don’t have a person I can just talk to and vent this too, other than my mom, but I’d just feel like I’m preaching to the choir. I do have Marissa, Nora, Michelle and them, who I’m sure wouldn’t mind having me vent to, but I would feel bad to just dump this all on them, so what do I do? I turn to my rarely used blog, for reasons I don’t even fully understand.

So with inflation, and the economy, everyone is struggling to make ends meet, don’t take that as I think I’m the only one struggling, but when it happens to you, it’s just so more real, no matter how selfish that is.

My family (my mom and me) gets insurance through my mom’s work. We have gotten 1,150 dollars since I was in fourth grade to use for everything, doctor appointments, physical therapy, lab tests, x-rays, medicine, ER visits, you know, everything medical affiliated it. At first that was enough, but with inflation the last 2 years we have been coming dead even with it. If we go over then we pay the rest out of pocket until we get to 5,000 dollars.

Now we have come to our max this year, so we are putting off my sinus problems until next year, when our balance refreshes. Now this week we got a notice, saying that our insurance is being cut to 750 dollars. That’s about 2/3. That is 4 doctor appointments worth, for 2 people. If we went to the ER we would have to pay 50 dollars out of pocket, not including X-rays, or any other tests.

With my sinuses we need to get a CAT scan before we can now how to proceed with treatments, if it be medication or surgery. We haven’t been able to find out how much that will cost, but if our insurance can’t cover 1 visit to the ER, how is it going to cover a CAT scan AND treatment?

I have been having sinus head aches regularly since fifth grade, from October until April, each year. I have been on countless medications, been to 2 special lists, and about 4 family practitioners. I just finished with 14 days of Antibiotics, the 2nd time I’ve been on antibiotics since October. The doctors don’t even know they work, since we can’t afford a CAT scan to see if they do. So far they work while I’m taking them, but once they run out, I start up with problems again.

We’ll get through this. We’ve decided we’re doing whatever is needed to get my sinuses to full health, or at least so I don’t have a constant head ache for 7 months of the year. But it will come at a cost, which is something I don’t think is right. A 16 year old should not be worried about medical bills, or is this just a world we have come to live in? Just GAH! I guess I should be grateful that it’s just sinuses, not cancer, or something that can’t be put off, but it’s hard to when you’re getting constant sinus infections.

Okay rant over. Sorry to put that all on your shoulders, after leaving you for so long.

-The road to success is always under construction.

p.s. I’m not meaning for this to be a political thing, I’m just sick of being…. well sick.

I’m procrastinating doing my homework. Yupp, that’s what’s going down here. I have Algebra to do, but am I doing it? Nope. I also could be reading the case for mock trial, but am I? Nope, again you guessed it I am not. I am sitting here, writing a blog post for an unread blog since I didn’t write for 18 days. Is that a sin now? To not write? Hmm… Maybe it is.

I just sat here for 5 minutes. I have no idea what to write. I’ve already written about procrastination, which is what this is, but what else is there? Well recently I’ve really liked cordoroy colored skinny jeans. They’re pretty awesome. I have pink ones and purple ones.

Lately I’ve felt really distant from my online friends. I don’t think it’s school, I mean last year when I became to know a large amount of them I was fine. Is it that I have less time on the computer? But I’m still on it daily. The noodz chat on facebook doesn’t have much discussion on it, even though it is useally filled with chatter when someone is getting punished. Tell me, am I doing something wrong? Are any of you mad at me? Or is it just that everyone is getting busy and on at different times and such.

Well I need to get to that homework!

-The Road to success is always underconstruction

I got asked if this blog is dead, or what. It’s not dead, I thought I made it clear I’ll blog when I feel like it and when I have time. I’ve gone longer times with not blogging when I was doing it more regularly.

I have been wanting to blog for about the last week, but I’ve been quite busy and just haven’t gotten around to it since it isn’t on the top of my prioritys.

Last year, I was on the computer or watching tv 4 hours minimum, so I had time too do stuff like blog, be on facebook for hours, talk on msn constantly, and all that jazz. This year I have practice, which I had last year but it lasts longer this year and we useally go to the store after or out to eat. Then I have homework, which I really didn’t have last year. Anywhere from 10 minutes to 3 hours, and there really is no average, it varies alot. Then 2 to 3 times a week I have pep band which is 6:15 until 9, which is when I go to bed. How does that make my schedule look?

3:00 school gets out
3:10 practice
5:30 get home, eat, check emails, get homework organized
6:00 leave for pep band, do homework there, possible eat there
9:00 get home, sleep.

and when there is no pep and the 6-9 gap is filled with homework, catching up on youtube, blogs, and sometimes watching Glee. Now you don’t even want to see my Wednesday schedule when I need to make a video! Sometimes I even just forget 😉

Now I’m not saying I’m the only one who is busy in the world, I’m just saying that I’m busy and it’s not something I’m used to, you know?

Now I would like to just do a mini rant, freestyle type, kinda thing. Friday I found out my dad is in the hospital. He has been for the last month. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m not close with my dad. I haven’t seen him since my 11th birthday. I am however close with my half sister, who keeps me updated on that side of the family. Now he is in the hospital every year to every other year, but it’s useally just for a week. That’s what this was supposed to be, he got surgery and was supposed to be in the hospital for 5 days. Well now it’s been a month and he is depressed and anry. This puts me between a rock and a hard place. I mean I don’t like him, but I love him at the same time. I want to reach out to him since chances are he won’t last much longer, and I don’t want to have to remember him like this. The last time I reached out to him it ended up being an emotional renching experiance. Now that I’m older, it could be different. But I am still scared of him. He is an alchoholic and gets angry easily. I wouldn’t feel safe with him and me. I don’t know, I really am just kind of ranting here. /rant over

Okay. Well what a depressing post after going so long without one. I’m sorry about that.

The road to success is always under construction

Wow, sorry! I am a horrible blogger. I had not notice how long I’ve gone without posting. I mean a week is fine to go without posting, two weeks at the most, but this long?!? I appologize. I actually do have a blog written, but I just need to type it up. If you want to keep up with me follow me on twitter or youtube seeing how much i fail at this blogging thing. I promise if anything major happens in my life you guys will know, but really, nothing big or major HAS happened. Well I guess I went to see President Obama give a speech, but that’s really it.
How about to make it up to you I’ll blog each day next week that I dress up for homecoming, and I will provide a picture. The rules for next week is, if I dress up, I post, if I post, it must be over 200 words. I believe I am dressing up for everyday but Wednesday, but I am not 100% sure if I am or not. Maybe on Wednesday I’ll post my other blog post that I need to type up. How does that sound? Can you readers agree to that? I hope you guys can forgive me for my absence.

The road to success is always under construction

p.s. HOW COULD I FORGET!?!? I’m going to the ren. fest today. I’m mostly excited to have some baklava, and maybe see a hookah demonstration that hayleyghoover has been knowned to blog about.

If you don’t like the rant whiney depressing blog posts ignore this one.

Today we got our results for Musical. Everyone who tries out gets a part. I worked vigorously on my audition. I went beyond memorizing and practiced, practiced, practiced. I spent over 6 hours on preparing my auditions. I know it was more than that, but I don’t want to over estimate myself. That isn’t including the time I spent searching for my audition materials which was probably another 4 hours. I was pretty confident seeing how much work I put into my audition and how a lot of the people in the cast had not gone out before. I have been anxiously awaiting getting the cast list. When I finally got it I couldn’t open it since the director sent it on word which I don’t have on my computer. I forwarded it to my mom on her computer and she copy and pasted it and re-sent it to me. Where was my name? At the bottom, in the ensemble. Several younger less experienced people got multiple roles, and what did I get? Ensemble. If you aren’t familiar with theater the ensemble is the chorus, and consists of a large majority of the cast, only excluding the main characters in most cases. The only other people just in ensemble it is there first year, and are only going out because friends are going out or are goof offs. This doesn’t make sense to me. How come others are getting multiple rolls and I don’t have 1? Would a softball coach have someone sit on the bench and have 1 player play 1st base and left field? Not to mention this isn’t competitive. I would understand a little more if it was competitive, but it’s not, it’s for fun. How is that fair? Yes I know, life isn’t fair, but this is a high school musical.

I’m 16, and in 10th grade. I could get a job, but I choose musical over it. I’m seriously considering quitting because why should I pay 100 dollars for being just another face in the crowd? I could spend that time earning money or on homework and studying.

No question or reader of the day today. I’m hoping you won’t see the need for punishment seeing this is more of a rant then a blog, and it was just to get my feelings out.

-The road to success is under HEAVY construction. Don’t forget that it is raining during this construction.

Readers! You shall be excited, for I have a extra special surprise for you! Now, I know you’re all jumping with joy and shouting at the top of your lungs saying, “WHAT IS IT, OH BELOVED BLOGGER?!?” Which to I answer, I’m not telling you. Hehe, I’m so evil. Okay, I’m not evil, but I do like to put people in suspense, guessing that people enjoy my blog enough to get in suspense about something that has to do with it.

This special little extra special surprise will be revealed on August 28th. Although there will be clues throughout the time between now and then to what that surprise is! I may have even hidden some in blog posts previous to this one, so go on, try and figure it out. I know you want too!

Okay now to an actual blog, type blog. The problem? I don’t really know what to say. No not blogger’s block, but more…. Idea block. If that makes sense.

How about a new little segment called, My Road’s book club? It may just be a one time thing, or it may be reoccurring, remember it’s me we are talking about, nothing is guaranteed (other than question and commenter of the day.)

Now I’m reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. With my whole being busy thing I haven’t been reading it at the speed of the first two, but I’m still enjoying it at a pace that fits me. I’m only around 100 pages in, if that.

I’m really into comparing books, and the movies based off them. The movies are always disappointing, sorry to say, but most of the time there is a reason it is changed. The reason, to be truthful, is always the same, it’s to make it better in the box office. Now, believe it or not, there are people who go to a movie based off a book, even though they haven’t read the book. :O Shocking as it may be, the directors and screen writers need to attract to that audience, along with the critics. For example, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in the book the snake is 20 feet long. While a snake 20 feet long would scare just about anyone (other than Tom Riddle) out of their socks, it isn’t enough for the box office. They then tripled the length of the snake, for the big bucks. One change in the movie series I don’t get is why Peeves was cut out. I love Peeves! I think that some people would come to the movie just for him, doubtful, but possible. Does anyone see any reason for the cutting of Peeves? Does he really take up that much room in the movie that his scenes are too long? There are some things purely cut out for length, like some things that take several days to occur, in the movie it appears to happen in 1 night, with everything in between used for suspense, is cut out.

Commenter of the day:
Who worries about disappointing people.

Question of the day:
What are differences you have noticed from book to movie?

-The road to success is always under construction

p.s. Marissa, I miss your comments! ):

Today I was thinking about how boring my room really is. I would like to spend more time in my room and feel comfortable in it. I started thinking up ideas to spice up my room and was coming up with a full fledge plan to make my room more “me.” I was telling my mom that I am planning to work on my room, and said that I would need her help with hanging some stuff off the ceiling (since she is so picky about what is hung up in my room.) She then did somewhat of an eye roll. I asked if she didn’t think that was a good idea, and she just replied no. She then said after a brief moment of silence, “maybe if you can keep your room clean for a little while we can think about it.“ SHE OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT UNDERSTAND! I WANT THIS AS MY PROJECT! I WANT TO MAKE IT MY ROOM! I WAS PLANNING TO FUND THIS PROJECT WHEN IT COMES TO NEW BEDSHEETS AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT NEEDS TO BE BOUGHT!! Not to mention that my room has been way cleaner then usual for the last month, and very clean for the last week and a half. I then said that whenever I have my room clean it looks so boring, and when I mess it up then it feels more comfortable to me since it feels less boring, and then it doesn‘t feel like my space. She just replied, an ever so mature, “whatever.” If you realize how close I really am with my mom and how much her opinion matters to me you would know how much this upset me. I was all excited for this room project, instant messaging friends about it and looking stuff up on the internet to give me ideas. Now, I am in a total opposite mood. I feel that I shouldn’t let one persons disapproval hurt me this much, but it did, it really did. I’m now in a very angry mood. I am not in the mood for designing my room now. Thanks mom! Thanks! I just wish you could understand that I am old enough to execute these things without your help. I guess that in your eyes I am still a little kid who needs mommy’s help to change my room up.

Thanks for the compliment.
Thanks for having confidence in me.

I love you too mom.

Question of the day is what are ways you make your room you?
As you see I just make it me at the moment by making it a mess =/

Everyone who commented on my last blog is commenter of the day because there is no way I could pick between those answers.

Tomorrow I have my first day of Driver’s Education. I’m actually excited, even though I’ve heard several horror stories of just how boring it is. Even if it is Boring, it will still be Driver’s Education. In my state you can take Driver’s Ed at 15 and take the driver’s permit test once passing the class. I’m 16, which is the age where most kids take their driver’s test, and get their license. So yes I am a little behind. Also I should add that most of the people I have heard from that it is boring also find almost all of their classes boring. One thing that I’m not looking forward with it is that there will be mostly the grade under me and my grade in the class. If I would of taken it this time last year it would have been mostly the grade above me, which I would prefer. But it’s not last year, I will have to live with it.

 The class is 2 weeks long 9am-12pm Monday-Thursday, Friday being the makeup day. My friend Beatrice who is also 16 and the grade above me is also enrolled in the class. The worst part of that is that the seating arrangement is alphabetical. With my last name starting with an L and her last name with a W, we will not be seated next to each other. 😦

 So as many of you know I still have my kitty Grissom with me. If you go back to this post you will see that he was going to be given up. It has been over a month and he is still here. I’m hoping that my mom has just procrastinated to the point that it is just not going to happen.

Grissom :D

 In other pet related news, my mom has laid down the law that no snakes will be entering this house on purpose. She did however say she would be fine with a lizard. Right now I am looking at Geckos. I’d like a Blue Tongue Skink, but we don’t have room for a 40 gallon tank, believe it or not. I’m really excited about this Gecko business! I am saving up my money (yes again) so I can buy a tank for it, since our 10 gallon tank won’t cut it. I also will need a good chunk of money for the Gecko, tank accessories, and heating accessories. Not to mention crickets to feed it, and money to buy crickets for awhile after buying it.

 If you could take a road trip to any place in the country with no worry of paying for gas or having a vehicle/license, where would you go?

 I would go to the state in which Nora and Marissa reside in to pick them up, then Washington and then too California, then back to Nora and Marissa’s state to drop them back off, and back home!

 Commenter of the day for my last post is Michelle who’s answer to the question: “What is your dream number of kids/order/gender?” was “I think when I settle down, I’d like to have 3-4 kids. I know I want at least one boy and one girl. Possibly 2 of each.”

-the road to success is always under construction

p.s. No punishment for last post for having no featured commenter for 2 reasons.

 A) No one caught it XD

 B) No one answered the question other than Marissa who had one the day before.


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