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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Hanna and Jackie!!

Hanna and Jackie are my two bestest friends. That's kinda uncomfortable because I don't wanna hurt anyone's feelings. So...

I've definately been friends with Jackie the longest. Hanna and I were really good friends in fifth grade, but then we sort of took a break during middle school and made other friends. We were still nice to one another in chorus and ensemble. Then, last year, most of our friends were either going to South Carroll or just got really annoying, in her case. That's when we "rediscovered" each other this year and the three of us became friends again.

There's really nothing I can say that sets them apart. I can go to both of them feeling down and then be laughing hysterically after about five minutes. However, Jackie is more sympathetic to my boy plights and other stupid stuff. I'll decide that I hate Brandon, and she'll be like "Oh, I'm sorry" and then I'll decide I like him again and sh'll be like "Awwww..." whereas Hanna will be "My God, Amanda , make up your mind, freak!" *smack smack*. And she'd be absolutely right. But I can talk to her about stuff too, so don't think she's some unfeeling fiend, cuz she's not.

Jackie is my dose of insanity for the day. I swear, if she lived the way she talked, she would be offering spontaneous human sacrifices on the spot at least twice a day and have a pet squirrel riding on her shoulder with a straightjacket. Half the stuff she says or does, we're just like "Right, well, have fun with that..." *run away*. But she's just absolutely hysterical. Not a dull moment with her around, that's for sure.

We also fight sometimes, but we always resolve it withing the day, or the next day if necessary.

Hanna has a more sarcastic sense of humor, and she just cracks me up. She helps bring out the more mature side of me, which can be very helpful. She's also my algebra tutor! We've made a deal: she helps me with algebra, and I teach her guitar stuff. I got her a kapo for her guitar and she's teaching herself the violin, so I gave her my beginner book. Jackie is teaching herself piano stuff, and she's learned Phantom of the Opera. Yayness!

The best thing I love about these two is that they never pair off on me. Ususally I hate groups of three because the other two pair off and leave me out. That is so annoying. My friends at church, Shannon and Amy, do not do this either.

So basically, Jackie and Hanna have helped me be who I am today. Thanx guys, I love you!

--Amanda <---@

P.S. RENT Rocks!!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Why, It's Good Ol' Reliable Mandy! Mandy, Mandy, Mandy Storey!

Heehee, the musical was Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and it was SO MUCH FUN!! OMG, it was the best part of the whole thing! The rehearsals were okay, but it interfered with softball. Plus, Jay White, who was the one of the main characters, is kind of egotistical and bigheaded. But that's besides the point. The title is from the song "Oldest Established" ("Why it's good ol' reliable Nathan! Nathan, Nathan, Nathan Detroit!). Friday was easily our best show. Talk about full house! I was P. Oed. on Saturday because my hair wasn't done in time for the overture (KC and I were watch salespeople) so I had to go out in regular hair, PLUS someone took my hat, PLUS I missed my first cue getting my hair done! Good thing I didn't have any lines. Then I REALLY would have cracked skulls. But other than that, it went without a hitch (except for Jay missing his cue twice on Thursday, and he DOES have lines!). Here's a pic of the program; Grace's dad designed the cover:

Isn't it great? He's such a genius.

Well, I don't know what else to say. I could say that I like Brandon again because I'm the world's biggest n00b, but that may cause intestinal bleeding to some (*cough* Hanna). Well, whatev. I'm gunna write blog entries on Jackie and Hanna, so byesies!

--Amanda <---@

Monday, April 10, 2006

Sodapop Curtis es Muy Guapo!!!

Lordie, I haven't updated in over a month!! I've been seriously busy with this stupid musical and two dance classes and softball and algebra, plus all my church stuff. It's caught up to me; I slept for about 15 hours on Saturday. Fifteen. 11:41 PM--10:00 AM Friday night, and then 3:45-7:30 PM Saturday afternoon. I had exhaustion or something; I just had absolutely zero energy, which is the worst feeling in the world. And today, I have a sore throat, so I had to stay home from school today, which actually sucks because I had chorus today and I have make-up work. I HATE MAKE-UP WORK!!! Especially algebra make-up work. Bleahhhhhhhh... >:-( While we're on the subject...I got a 67% on my midterm. I swear, I don't know why anyone would want to teach this crap. When I did my four-year plan with Mrs. Kohls, I think I specifically requested that I not have her be my geometry teacher next year.

This musical that we're doing is really pissing me off. We're doing "Guys and Dolls", and it would be great if the actors knew what they were doing! Grace Flaherty (Adelaide), Aly Marks (Sarah Brown), and Ian Ferrell (Sky Masterson) know what they're doing, along with Stros, Nik and Scott, but Jay White (Nathan Detroit), who is pretty much the main character, along with the crapshooters, is/are totally screwing up his/their part! He/They never remember his/their lines half the time or his/their songs and it throws everyone else off and it takes forever to get through one scene (confused yet?). I cut him some slack in the beginning because he is the lead, but now, it's just getting ridiculous. And the Mission Members don't get to do anything! We have the most boring part in the entire thing. The one song we have is in a march tempo, which is the most boring tempo, the rest we sing with the rest of the cast; we don't dance, we only march; none of us have lines, except for one girl, and it's only because she's a senior and therefore, it's her "last hurrah", as Mrs. Korn put it. Which is cool. I don't have a problem with that. If our performance weren't two weeks away, I'd just drop out. And Josh had his own solo, which REALLY pissed me off because he wasn't even on the original cast list. He spent the lunch period the day the list came out moping, then whined to Mrs. Korn, who let him in. However, that solo is now Jay's. Whatev.

On a lighter note: I MADE MADRIGALS!! YAYZ!!!!! AND SO DID NIK!!! I like Nik a little better now; he's not quite so immature anymore. I mean, he still has a ways to go. But you know what? Maybe I do too. And Josh made it, too. I swear, what the heck is Mrs. Korn playing at??? Josh can't sing to save his life! He doesn't know the meaning of posture, vowels, or support. Good god. Maybe he'll get kicked out. I'm also kinda mad because Hanna, Jackie and Daniel didn't even get to try out.

So much for a lighter note.

Brandon Funk may now go die. I canNOT believe I was ever in love with him. He is such a jerk. I was looking over the old entries thinking "You know, you're an idiot. As soon as a guy strikes up a conversation with you, you fall head over heels for them! What is wrong with you?" I wish Kasey went to my school. And not only do I have to see him every morning by our morning hangout spot and play practices, but his sister, who is very nice, plays on the same softball league as me, so now I have to see him on Thursday evenings. I CAN'T ESCAPE!! *claws at wall* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

I just realized: I loved him at the beginning because he wasn't jerky at the start of the year. I guess he changed. Or I changed. Whatever. I don't care.


OMG, The Outsiders is my new favorite book/movie. I got a copy of the book, and I wanted to rent it from Blockbuster for Mom to watch, but it was out. Sodapop is my favorite. He is soooooooooooooooooooo cute. Here's a pic:

Revel in his mysical beauty.

Well, I'm feeling better. I shall try to update more often. I'll probably be able to once this besotted musical is over. Until then, hasta luego, or whatever.


--Amanda <---@