Thursday, April 23, 2009

Life with dad...

I'm almost positive that all of you know my dad. You are either related to him or you work with him or you are just a friend. But I am sure that none of you know the weird things he does. For those of you who work with him, you may know that most of the time, he can't keep his office desk clean (like me and my room). He seems like that but he really is different at home!

I call my dad "Hygiene Man" because he is obsessed with hair, showering, and brushing teeth. Most of the people in the world are obsessed with being clean but my dad takes it to an extreme. He thinks that if you brush your teeth, you need to brush them again a minute later 'cause they get so dirty in one minute (sarcastic!!). He also doesn't like me and my mom's "lazy days". Lazy days are when me and my mom stay in our pajamas all day and relax. It bothers my dad so much!

But I know have a new nickname for my dad; Dust man! My dad feels the need to dust everything, at the worst times and weirdest places. Here is an example: Monday night me, my mom and my dad were going to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. We all brushed our teeth (Hygiene Man), got our shoes on and then my dad realizes that the TV and dresser in the master bedroom was dusty. So while me and my mom stood there (and i was starving!) he got the duster and started dusting. Now i understand that it needed to be dusted but why at that moment? Especially when me and my mom both really wanted food! After five minutes, he was finally done dusting and we headed off to dinner.

Another example is in the weirdest spot category. My dad owns an Acura MDX that has too many miles on it to count! He loves his car and it shows! One day while we were sitting at the bus stop, he pulls out a duster and starts to dust the car. Now i also understand that the car can get really dusty but he keeps a duster in the car! Whenever he feels the need to dust it, he pulls the duster out and dusts. While he dusts, i am giving him the "What up with the duster look".

And people think i'm the weird one in the family! Obviously,I get my weirdness from him!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Purple, Black and Silver

At my school, we have three different days that decide what classes we go to. We have purple days, silver days, and black days. At first, the schedule is really confusing but after you learn where to go, finding your way around the school is pretty easy. A typical day at my school goes as follows:

Purple days:
-First period: study hall- BORING!!! We do absolutely nothing in study hall
-Second period: Computer Art: Can be fun, but also can be boring.
-Homeroom: My homeroom teacher is totally awesome!
-Third Period: Gym- I love gym but I could do with out doing 50 push-ups.
-Lunch: Lunch gets crazy but the only main time we have to socialize.
-Fourth Period: Spanish- Also very boring

Silver days:
-Fifth period: Civics- Civics teacher is awesome!
-Sixth period: English- not my best subject.
-Homeroom: See above
-Seventh period: math:( my worst and least favorite class out of them all!!!!!
-Lunch: Also see above
-Eighth period: science- My favorite class and teacher!

Black days we only have after snow days. Black days are torture! We have to go through all of our classes in one day and it makes the day seem a lot longer than it is. The one thing i like about black days though, is that i have a shorter math class!! WOOHOO!

At my school, the schedule can get confusing, especially when you are a new student. Class schedules aren't always fun but I like all of my classes and most of the teachers are really nice. They make school fun which helps out a lot! Luckily, tomorrow is a purple day so i don't have to sit through and hour and a half of math! But i do have to do 50 push-ups in gym:(

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Snow storms, 5 day weekends, and babies..

Colorado is in the middle of a huge snow storm. The storm started thursdat night and isnt supposed to end until tonight or tomorrow. I personally love the snow! Not only does it let us miss school if there is enough, but it is also so pretty. On the mountains, trees, and on the roofs, the snow is just so pretty.

So on Monday and Tuesday, we don'y have school because of teacher work days. That means 4 day weekends for all us students (we are all happy about that!). But because of the snow storm, we didn't have school yesterday so that 4 day weekend went to a 5 day weekend! Even though I wish the storm would stop so I can enjoy my 5 day weekend at mall or movies, I can't. So i get to lay around at home and be completly lazy for almost 5 whole days. But there is one place I've been spending my time at so far this long weekend; the hospital.

Yes, I have been at a hospital a lot the last day and a half, but not for a bad reason. My brother and his girlfriend had a baby. Chase Ryan (my new nephew) was born at 6:08 this morning. Chase was 5 weeks early so he only weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces, but he is so cute! Now I have a nephew who is like 4 or 5 hours old, and a niece who is 8 months old. Two of the cutest babies in the world!

Audrey Sue: almost 8 months

Chase Ryan: few hours old

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I love all of the four seasons. I love winter because of the snow. I love summer because its hot and no school. I love fall because it's the perfect temperature, and I love spring because it also has snow and warm weather put together. And even though i do love all four seasons, i also hate two of them as well. I hate spring and summer. The only reason I hate them is because spring and summer is home to my least favorite season out of them all: the off-season.

Yes, I am a huge hockey fan which means that in the spring and summer, there is no hockey for me to watch. The off-season doesn't mean just mean no hockey, it also means that players are going to get traded. This off-season I am especially worried. My favorite player, Peter Budaj's contract is now over and after how the season went for the Avs, I have a feeling that he might get traded. Even though I hope with all my heart that he doesn't, I have to worry for like 2 months until the day comes where he either gets traded or signs a new contract with the Avs (hopefully, second option comes true!).

To be honest, I don't want anyone on the Avs to get traded. I think our team for the season that just ended was awesome. our only problem was we also had at least five people injured. At one point, we had twelve players on the injured list and most of our top scorers were injured. If it wasn't for the injuries, I bet we could have had a better run for the playoffs that start tonight. But we will see what happens. Hopefully Budaj will sign a new contract soon so i don't have to worry for much longer!

And just for the record, even though the Avs didn't make the playoffs, they are still the best team in the league!! GO AVS!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Yesterday i had my birthday party a month early and it was awesome! Me and my friends made poster for the game (even though we accidentally forgot the posters at my house) ate pizza, cookies, cake and ice cream, and went to an Avs game! The Avs played awesome yesterday but did have some bad luck at the end of the game. The game went to overtime scoreless. Forty seconds into the five minute overtime period, Henrik Sedin (Henrik and his twin brother Daniel are my favorite players on the Canucks) shot the puck, it bounced off of Budaj's pads and hit Hannan's skate and bounced into the net. The Avs had some very bad luck and lost that game. Budaj (my all-time favorite player) was still the number one star of the game and has now started for four games in a row now. In those four games, he has a goals against average of 0.96 (for those of you guys who don't know a lot about hockey, that is very, very good).

As Easter Sunday started, i woke up happy about how the game went yesterday and looked outside to see snow everywhere. It snowed while we were sleeping and there is now a very heavy, wet snow everywhere around us. Since it is Easter, me and my mom were going to wear dresses and even though it is 30 degrees outside, we still had our dresses on and we all went to church. Easter was going as it always does.

Tonight is when things start to get different. Instead of cooking a huge Easter meal, me and my family are going to yet, another Avs game. This game is the last game of the season for the Avs and it is also Fan Appreciation day. The Avs and Pepsi Center staff are giving prizes away all game and the players are doing "jerseys off our backs". Every player on the Avs is going to sign their game worn jersey and they will be given away throughout the game. I would seriously die if i got a jersey!

As Easter continues, we all see the real reason why we are all here today. As two-thousand years ago, Jesus died on the cross to save our sins and then rose again. Today is a very special day and we are all thankful that we were saved from all of our sins.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A Birthday A Month Early...

Tonight I am having my birthday party. Yet, my birthday isn't for another month. Yes, I am having my birthday party a month early because I wanted my party at an Avs game. The only way that I could have had a party at an Avs game closer to my birthday was if the Avs made it to the final round of the playoffs. Since the playoffs are a definite no this season for the Avs, the second to last game of the season will have to do.

My parents bought tickets (second row tickets) for the Avs game tomorrow when the Avs face-off against the Vancouver Canucks. I get to bring two of my friends and we get to go and scream for a few hours while my parents rethink their decision to bringing three teenagers to a game. But too bad that they won't be able to change their minds. I have waited two months for this game and it is finally almost time!

Tonight, I am having a sleepover with my two friends that are coming to the game. We will be eating pizza, cake and ice cream and talk girl stuff in the process of getting ready for the game (Scary thought of three teenagers eating a lot of sugar before an Avs game!).

I have been saying all week that "It is almost Friday!" and every time somebody said, "But it's only Monday or Tuesday," well to me, since I had been waiting for two months, it was almost Friday! WOOHOO!!

Plus, today was an awesome day! First we had this really funny sub in civics, then in English we were in the computer lab, and math we had a sub!!! Then I got to end the school day in science which is my favorite class. Now I am waiting for my friends to arrive and then the party can really began!

Go AVS!!!!! WOOHOO!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I just got my bottom braces on this morning. Even though I know that they will help my teeth look better, I still don't like them. They hurt really bad the first week or two when you get them. The main thing I hate about them is that after you first get them, it hurts to eat anything that isn't really soft. Some of the things that are easy to eat is pudding, ice cream, yogurt, and smoothies/milkshakes. I can eat other stuff depending on what it is.

Now that thing that sucks the most is that I am going to 2 Avs games this weekend. That is not the bad part! The bad part is that I can't eat all of my favorite foods because my mouth is going to hurt to much. I am really not happy with that. I know for a fact that the braces won't prevent me from screaming the entire game! Well actually, I think everyone knows that!

I am glad that I am getting the braces on so that I can just get it over with. Plus braces aren't all bad. I do get to miss school sometimes to go for my monthly appointments. I don't know how long I will have my braces on, but it will be worth it once i get them off and my teeth look a lot better.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Family Moments

Today is the last day that my sister and my niece are in town, so my sister went a little camera happy. Some of the pictures were really good, but others were really funny. Here are some that we got:

Family moments like these are really special, no matter how weird or funny they are. You just need to enjoy life with your family by your side.


As most of you know already, my favorite sport is hockey and it has been for almost nine years now. The playoffs for the 08-09 season start in a week and my favorite team, the Colorado Avalanche are not going to make the playoffs for the second time since they became a team in 1995. The first time they didn't, they missed it by one point. This season is a whole new story, one that the Avs have never had to deal with before. With four games left in the season, the Avs are sitting in last in the western conference. Out of the fifteen teams in the western conference, the Avs are dead last.

The Avs are doing the worst they have ever done since moving to Denver from Quebec. The seasons record defiantly shows with how many fans are actually show up to Pepsi Center for each home game. I try to to go to every game i can. Me and my family used to have season tickets but this season we decided (well my parents did) that we didn't need season tickets. I think that's the reason that the Avs didn't make the playoffs.

Well since the Avs aren't going to be in the playoffs, i am starting to decide who to cheer for. I think, after a few weeks of trying to figure it out, i have finally decided who to cheer for her. I want the Carolina Hurricanes and the Chicago Blackhawks to make it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But as long as the red wings don't make it very far, i will be happy.

I am excited for the playoffs to start but also nervous at the same time. After the playoffs are over, that means that a lot of my favorite players become free agents. Hopefully none of my favorite players get traded but playoffs aren't starting for a week, so i am safe until June 1st. Go Canes and Hawks!!!! Love you Avs! :)

Monday, April 6, 2009


In English at school, we had to do the Shakespeare festival. That's when everyone in my grade picks one of Shakespeare's books, picks a scene and a group, and then memorize the lines and then act it out in front of a few classes. It does sound like a lot of fun, but for me it wasn't. I hate being in front of people, especially when its a 400 point grade (not like there is any pressure on us or anything). When i am in front of a lot of people, i start talking really fast and once i see everyone staring at me, i freeze up. Luckily, a lot of people were nervous. My group did really awesome after we performed earlier today. None of my group members forgot their lines and since we were first, we got it over with really fast. We were only up there for about 5 or 6 minutes, so it was pretty easy.

I actually had fun doing the Shakespeare festival. After we started and got going, and remembered to breathe, we had fun doing it. We also had fun watching all of the other groups perform their scenes as well. I am slowly getting used to speaking in front of people so hopefully, soon i won't be nervous at all.

Even though i did have fun doing the Shakespeare Festival, i am glad it's over. I haven't gotten my grade back yet but i think me and my group did really good. Plus it helps when you have really supportive friends that are there with you every step of the way!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Here comes goodbye

I have had a song stuck in my head the last few days. The song is by one of my favorite music groups, Rascal Flatts. The song is called Here Comes Goodbye and it is such a sad song but it's one of my favorites. Here is the link to the music video.

Just in case you don't understand the song, the father dies and so the daughter is having memories of them from when she was younger. The little boy is the daughter's son and he came back to take the father back to heaven with him.

When i first heard this song, i didn't really get the meaning of it. Once i watched the video, i realized what the song was really about. This one of my favorite songs now, even though it is really sad and i just wanted to share it with everyone.

Friday, April 3, 2009


As most of you already know, it snows a lot in Colorado. Some winters get more than others. Such as this winter, we didn't get that many snow falls. I have lived most of my life in Colorado, and one of the things i learned about Colorado is that the weather is so unpredictable. The other day, it was sun shine in the morning and then snowing later on in the after noon. It is such weird weather. But of course i am weird so I fit in here.

This winter though, we had a couple of snow falls but only a little bit of snow. I had one snow day this year when i usually get several a year. We also got two or three delays but never enough snow for days off. It is now spring in Colorado (I think) and we have had more snow this spring so far than we did the whole winter. Over spring break, there was a blizzard and it snowed on Wednesday and more snow is coming tomorrow. Of course, the snow is coming on a weekend like it seemed to do a lot this year (which is also why we haven't had a lot of snow days).

Snow seems like almost a year round thing in Colorado. It snowed on my birthday in May once and there were flurries on my sister's birthday in June. After you have lived here long enough, you learn that you always need to be prepared cause you never know when the snow will come. Although i do love the snow and the cold, i am not a huge fan on the ice. I hate driving on ice, (well who does?) but i hate being in a car when it is icy. It freaks me out. That is the only bad thing about Colorado. I love the snow, the mountains, the hockey team, the cities, i love so many things about Colorado but the ice, i think, needs to go!