Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Off I Go!!

Hello dear readers! I have very exciting news!! 
I was terribly sick last week (I still have a cough) and had to stay home Wednesday. That's not the good news, hold on. 
The good news is that since I stayed home, I was free to check my email all day! 
In checking my email, I received word of my acceptance to Liberty University!!


I'm a happy girl :)
There was lots of screaming and excitement (as excited as one can be when one is sick). The excitement continued on Saturday when my official acceptance packet arrived!
Whoooo again! 

Here's a close up of the adorable door hanger: 

Cute, right? Not that I actually use door hangers, but it's so awesome!

I'm actually headed out in a few minutes to head up to Liberty for their College For A Weekend (CFAW)! I'm excited!

So, as I leave you, here's a bonus picture of Kirsten, myself, and Nikki before last week's game!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Just Another Week in the Life...

I have a problem.
I think I enjoy editing pictures a tad bit too much.
This was made with one of the pictures I took last week of Switchfoot at RTU. I threw some lyrics from "This is Your Life" on it. This is currently my lock screen on my iPod :)

And while I can't take credit for taking this picture (let's face it- I would die if I was close enough to take this picture), I did put the lyrics to "Where I Belong" over it.
There ya go, a grand total of two pictures to try and prove that I have an editing problem.
If you've been following for a while, you've probably (hopefully) picked up on the fact that I wear glasses. Always. I have contacts, I just never wear them. I got them to wear during musicals.
It turns out that my glasses aren't exactly 1920s.
Who knew right?
So in order to work with our show theme this year, I'm starting to wear my contacts. I wore them to band practice Thursday night and I survived!!
I wore them all day on Friday, but I wore them too long and got a headache. :(
However, with the help of my good friend Advil, I got over it and went to the football game!
Since it was an away game, I had no band duties whatsoever! It was kinda fun, and I got to see one of our sister marching bands.

Me and Mom wearing our snazzy Northside shirts!
Do I understand football? Nope. Like, not at all.
Did I have fun? Yep.
Did I get to hand out with this cool kid? Definitely.

This is Bobbie. She's the little (one year younger) sister of my co-drum major. She's pretty awesome, and she's an amazing artist. Check out this awesome picture of Iron Man she drew:

Amazing, right?
So we have this thing every year where the whole staff of our school has to go to church at the church that runs our school, and since my mom works at the school, she had to go.
Plus, I was playing guitar in the worship band.
Cara (remember? My co-DM) played piano, Graham (her cousin) played bass guitar, Jazz (our drummer) played drums, and our illustrious band director, Mr. Farrell, sang.
We shamelessly took selfies upstairs.
Bobbie, Jazz, Brandon, Nikki, Cara, and me!
 (BTW I totally stole this picture from Cara's Instagram. So photocred to Cara)
It was actually pretty fun. And I get to see all those lovely faces again tomorrow morning at 8.
At least all my homework is done.
Our band is going to premiere our show at an away football game this week, so that should make for an interestingly fun post next weekend...
Well, have a wonderful Sunday and an amazing week!!
Question of the Post: Contacts or glasses?

Monday, September 9, 2013

Universe: Rocked!

To celebrate, here's an extremely hipster picture I made.
I actually took the background picture myself, then put it in an app called Studio and threw some filters and a graphic on top.
Moving on!
I had a pretty crazy (fun) weekend!
Every year in Orlando, Universal Studios and Disney both put on these events (on the same weekend. logic? not in use here), called Rock the Universe and Night of Joy, respectively. I've wanted to go for years, and this year my favorite band AKA SWITCHFOOT AKA The Best Band Ever was at Rock the Universe (RTU)!!

I went with my mom Friday night. We only did Twister (which is absolutely the lamest thing ever...), but we had a lot of fun, despite the rain!

We managed to catch the end of Family Force 5.
We got soaked, but it was fun!
We had a lot (and I mean a LOT) of time to kill before Switchfoot, so we made sure that we got good spots and waited.

Warning: This is the part where I post about 50 bajillion pictures of Switchfoot. If you dislike Switchfoot, feel free to skip over this part (and then go listen and learn to love Switchfoot).
Ladies and Gents, Mr. Tim Foreman himself.

Jerome being awesome and playing his keyboard!
 I'm pretty proud of these next few shots. I think I'm gonna print them out and put them in my locker with my picture of Jon Foreman...


The boys leaving the stage!!

The entrance looks really cool right here...

We got to our hotel at 2 the next morning, so we slept in pretty late.

At about noon we decided to go hang out at Downtown Disney. I rocked my new Vice Verses tour tee and this really cute pair of shorts that I got the other day (They're originally from Charlotte Russe, but I got them at Plato's Closet for $2.50! STEAL!).
Saturday night I went with a group from school. The artists that night were good, but none compared to Switchfoot (I had never seen them live, and, since they're my favorites, I don't think anything could have topped them).
LOOK! Jesus Culture (minus Kim Walker-Smith )
My favorite band that played Saturday night was Relient K. I'd also never seen them live. I don't know all of their stuff (unlike Switchfoot, where I know every word to every song), but I knew enough that it was fun!
This is a picture I like to call
 "You can't tell, but Matthew Thiessen is too cool and too awesome and too hipster to wear shoes." 
 One of the best parts was that there were a bunch of youth groups who were all there to just have a good time, so everyone was very friendly.
However, friendliness turns into interesting pictures.

Here's one where Gabbi and I are taking a picture with Tom behind us, and some random guy photobombing us in the corner.

 I just noticed this.
Way to go random photobomb guy.
Way to go.
Sunday found me and the parents hanging out with some friends who live in Orlando, but we didn't get home until 11.
I had school at 8 this morning.
If you do the math, plus my AP Government test tomorrow, it factors out to be "I'm really tired".
So, my dear readers, have a lovely week!!
Question of the Post: Who's your favorite band? Why?