Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I am greatly enjoying my study on the character of Lydia Bennet. She's so interesting...and silly.

Friday, December 18, 2009

a conversation

Jenna: Do YOU know how to do leeks?
Clarissa: I don't know.
Jenna: Well, I think I do......I think I saw Rachael Ray do it once.
Clarissa: That's a funny quote.
Jenna: You should remember it for me, so that I can post it on the blog.

Okay, so the last line isn't exactly what I said. ;) Clarissa and I made some delicious-smelling baked apples and some messy-but-fun-to-make potato and leek soup for the Scarlet Pimpernel book club Christmas party. All the food turned out well; nothing burned!!! :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bits and pieces

- Two days ago, I discovered that some of the carpet in the basement (which is where my room is) was completely soaked. Something leaked in the storage room, and there was water all over the floor. Nothing was ruined, but Mom and I still had to clean it all up. Mom got out the shopvac and I mopped up puddles with our camping towels. I don't know what caused it, but it hasn't come back, so that's a positive thing :)

- This is our last week of school before Christmas break! Although I will be studying for the ACT, doing this driver's ed program that my mother wants me to do, and catching up on some schoolwork...isn't that what Christmas break is for, so you can catch up on schoolwork?

- My first band concert was on Monday. Playing in front of people is not something that I excel at, let's just leave it at that :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Tag

Shaylynn tagged me! Dear me....

1- Have you been asked out? Once....I said no :) lol

2 - Where was your default picture taken? The theater basement. Mark Hickle took it.

3 - What's your middle name? Adventure. No....seriously. Adventure is my middle name.

4 - Your current relationship status? wouldn't you like to know....

5 - What's the first thing you do when you wake up from a nap? Try to unglue my contacts from my eyeballs.

6 - What is your current mood? Quietly contented

.7 - What color shirt are you wearing? Blue

8 - Missing something? Don't tell my orthodontist, but I had lost the bottom part of my retainer for a couple weeks. I found it yesterday :)

9 - Current Favorite Quote? I have a bunch!

10 - If you could go back in time and change something what would be? Probably a lot of things, but one thing recently....I would do everything in my power to prevent myself from getting sick so I wouldn't have to miss a performance of Scrooge.

11 - If you must be an animal for one day, what would you be? a bird.

12 - Ever had a near death experience? nope.

13 - Something you do a lot? Sing. Read.

14 - The song stuck in your head? Part one of the Messiah.....grrrrr.

15 - Least favorite household chore? Sweeping and emptying the dishwasher.

16 - Name someone with the same birthday as you. A bunch of people. I just don't think I know any of them.

17 - When was the last time you cried? A few days ago when I found out that a lady from our church passed away.

18. - Have you ever sung in front of a large audience? maybe....:)

19 - If you could have one super power what would it be? flying, invisibility

20 - What's the first thing you notice about the opposite gender? Smile, eyes, hair color.

21 - What do you usually order from Starbucks? a french vanilla cappuccino.

22 - What's your biggest secret? I'm in the FBI.

.23- What's your favorite color? red....dark red.

24 - Do you still watch kiddie shows or tv shows? Neither very often. Depends...I like to watch Star Trek on youtube. When I'm at my friends' house we watch Deadliest Catch, Cash Cab and Say Yes to the Dress.

25 - What's on your walls? an old broken violin, some Elvis records, my duckstamp ribbon, a drawing of Spock that a friend of mine did. I have several framed things that I'll hang up if I EVER get my room painted.

26 - What are you? 1/8th Swiss

27 - Do you speak any other language? I can sing several French songs. But I can't understand them.

28 - What's your favorite smell? Mountains.

29 - Describe your life in one word! Eccentric?

30 - Have you ever kissed in the rain? nope.

31 - What are you thinking about right now? what I'm going to make for dinner....hmm..

32 - What should you be doing? folding clothes.

33 - Who was the last person that made you upset/angry? I don't know. I don't remember the last time I was really angry/upset.

34 - How often do you talk to God? whenever I need Him, whenever I want Him, whenever I thank Him. That amounts to a lot.

35 - Do you like working in the yard? Depends.

36 - If you could have any last name in the world, what would you want? MacNeill :) lol

37 - What is your natural hair color? Brown. Plain brown. Like Laura Ingalls Wilder.

38 - Do you have many friends? I do. I have a bunch of people I consider my best friends. You're probably one of them.

39 - Who is your role-model? my parents and grandparents.

40 - Do you like your life? I like life, here and now, life and I made a mutual vow. Till I die, life and I, we'll both try to be better some how! Where there's music and laughter, happiness is rife! Why? Because I like life!!!

I now tag:

My mother

because I can never remember....

A new favorite site of mine...because I can never remember. lol.


Confessions of the Day

I haven't done this in a while, so to make up for it I'll give you TWO confessions.

The first confession is:
Sometimes, when I'm shopping somewhere and see a large sign reading "Clearance" I want to start yelling in my best George Bailey/Jimmy Stewart voice, "Clarence! Clarence! Help me, Clarence!"

Fact: I have actually done that in a store before.

Second confession:
Whenever I hear the word "generally" I think someone is saying my name. Every single time. And I'll turn to look at them, but it always turns out that they aren't saying my name. And then I feel foolish for falling for it again.

So if you want to annoy me to no end, stand behind me and say the word "generally" periodically. It'll drive me crazy.

I don't recommend it:)