Monday, August 29, 2011


It is 11:54 on a Monday morning. Sure, as a high school senior, I should probably be in school right now... but am I? Of course not. Why, you ask? Because I'm badass. Well, I mean, I can pretend I am at least, right? Really, I had a doctor appointment and then my classes weren't worth going back to until 9th hour advance biology at 2. So, I'm here at home, getting homework done like the good student I am. I'm supposed to be working on college applications but I just can't bring myself to do it.

I actually have lots of things to talk about today.... so get readdyyyy. Let's go all the way back to Saturday and the back to school dance. It was great! I love dances a lot, and we had a new dj and he was soooo much better than the old one. It was a great way to kick off my senior year!

Hmmm... Sunday, Meghan and I went all out for the VMA's. We made t-shirts and watched all of the black carpets and then the actual show. When Lady Gaga came out, we both looked at each other and were like .....what the fuck? and remained confused and highly disturbed for the remainder of the show. On the other hand, Adele was FANTASTIC. I have so much respect for her and she is SO talented, it's ridiculous. Plus Beyonce is having a BABYYYY! Its going to be a freaking gorgeous child, lets be honest. And my man Justin Bieber won best male video, which had Meghan and me screaming. To top everything off, my favorite actor on this earth, Russell Brand, gave a tribute to Amy Winehouse, so I got to see his wonderful face and hear his fabulous accent.

Sooo... today I went to the doctor, which was super duper funsies.... I've been having a lot of back pain at night, which we thought was heartburn, so I was just going to get a prescription of something to help with that. However, when we got there, she started poking at my back and lower rib cage, and then I was almost crying in pain. So my doctor thinks I have some strained muscles and not heartburn. But I have to take heartburn drugs first to see if it helps and then go from there. It never ends.

oh hey. this is my classy boyfriend.

sooo ready for the VMAs

daddy watched the VMAs too. fist pumpin to party rock anthem.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Last night was my high school's first football game of the season! I'm a cheerleader, so it was also our first game of the season, and I was super pumped. My friend Jackie and I sang the national anthem (made me feel like such a senior) and it was a super adrenaline rush. It was a tight game, but we won 24-20! It makes me excited for the rest of our season, because the team we played was supposed to be really good. I would LOVE to cheer at a state football game, so we'll see what happens.

In other news, I LOVE my Wednesday night dance class. It's half an hour of tap then half an hour of jazz, and the teacher is fantastic. There's only 2 of us in the class, so we get to do more fun stuff. My Thursday class on the other hand is not as enjoyable. It's me and 3 women who are like between 45 and 65. Oh sooo fun. But I can't quit, because I love dance tooo much. Yay.. so that's my exciting life.

Tonight is the back to school dance and cookout, so I'm super excited. It's gonna be greattt. Now I'm gonna go eat lunch and swim with my boyfranddd. Peace outttt.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I START DANCE TONIGHT! I'm a little bit excited. Dancing is literally the only thing that keeps me sane during the school year, so I'm super pumped to start for the season. Tonight is high school tap/jazz with a young teacher who's really fun - and special bonus, it's an hour class instead of 45 minutes! So I get 15 extra minutes of happy before I go back home to papers and calculators. Then tomorrow, I have my 45 minute advanced tap class. Which is much more of a challenge than tonight's class, and therefore even more fun! Tap is the only time I really like to be challenged, but in tap, there's nothing too difficult or complex for me. It's the one thing that I am really talented at, which feels really good, and which is why I love it so much. My teacher for advanced tap is like 75 years old and has been dancing FOREVER. She's taught me tap since I was 3 and she is not only an amazing dancer, but an awesome person. Every once in a while, she and I get into a little bit of a spat, but I respect her a ton and really look up to her. I absolutely love my dance studio and all of the teachers/secretaries that work there. Everyone knows me and it really feels like a family. I'm not a member of the ballet company, or even the performance company (considering I'm only actually good at tap, both of those would be disastrous for me), but the fact that I still feel welcome is important. Needless to say, I absolutely cannot wait to put on my well broken in, tan taps tonight. I love these damn shoes more than any other shoe that I own because they look so well used and I feel like a million bucks when I'm wearing them . I have newer taps that are black, but they're just not the same. My beloved taps are falling apart though, so I'm afraid they're not going to survive my final season as a tapper, which would break a little piece of my heart. It'll be interesting to see who is in my classes because a lot of seniors graduated last year, and a few others just aren't coming back. Also, in advanced tap, it's usually a lot of adults and then me... which is fine, but I like not being the only one under the age of 40. I know my friend Kara is in my class tonight - she and I have danced together for an eternity - so that will be fun for sure. 

Sorry for that incredibly loooong post about my dance classes.... not really sure how that happened. 

i love tutus almost as much as i love dance itself

ohkay, so this isn't me... and i defs don't do pointe but i love the saying soooo... you get to look at it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Everyday is the same as the day before it was. Like seriously, I know I sound like a depressed emo kid or something, but it's getting sooo old. I need variety. And right now I have a killer headache, which is superrrr awesome. I think I pulled a muscle near my uterus today at cheer practice too, so it hurts like a mofo to stand/walk. I loooooove it. Tired of hearing me complain yet? Toooo damn bad. But, I start dance tomorrow, so that'll make me super happy! It keeps me sane.

ohkay, so these technically aren't my taps, but they're equally worn and beautiful

Monday, August 22, 2011


Well, today has been a really long day. School drug [is that the right form of the word?]
 on and on and on and on. Literally, it felt like it was FOREVER. Not to mention I was having a horrible hair day, which always makes things worse. But in my first hour - senior service - the teacher sat me down and was like 'here, use this music writing software that you've never seen before in your life and transpose a shit ton of music while I leave the building to take a phone call'. Ohkay, so I guess that's not exactly how it went down... but that's what I ended up doing. I literally sat there and was like '' and it was a tragic mess. Then in AP Lit, I got back a paper that I did ruuuully badly on. And so went the rest of my day in the same fashion. On the upside, my friend Jackie and I audition to sing a duet of the national anthem for the football game Friday night and our choir director loved it! So yeah... that's my life.
ohhhh yeah. i'm super sexy today.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Gahhh.. I haven't blogged in about 7000 years. So much has happened in the last month it's ridiculous. I've been to Italy and back (which was wonderful, by the way!) and started my senior year of high school, which is soooo hard to believe! It seems like just yesterday I was walking into my school freaking out about lockers and classes and friends. I've come a looooong way from that nerdy little freshman that I used to be. Looking back at the time that's past, I've learned so much and had so so many people touch my life. I honestly can't even believe I've made it this far. This morning, I started filling out my first college application and it just feels like everything is already starting to come to a close. I'm scared. I'm so scared. I've got a great group of friends and so leaving them is gonna be a struggle. This is turning into a really sappy post... sorry about that.Anyway, things here have been going really well. I've just been cheering and I start dance this week, so I'll be keeping busy. Don't expect to see me update this too often, but I'll get on every once in a while when I have something to say.

gondola ride in Venice