Sunday, April 30, 2006

April 30

It was a rainy day today. I liked it.

Did nothing in the morning 'till Ryan came over and we ate food and watched Casablanca. Then we went to say hello to Clayton and tried to start a movie with Kristin, but had to go.

Tomorrow is Senior Skip Day..I still haven't decided if I miss or not. I know that's crazy, but I don't know how many people will actually skip. Then you get in trouble I guess.

Who knows. Anyway, the highlight of the day was I figured out my camera has a closeup mode. So enjoy the ZOOMNESS today.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

April 29

Today me and Kelsey found it. The Church. It's out in the middle of nowhere, surrouned by trees. No one seriously knows about that place. It was being remodled..but..that didn't stop us from going in lol. Took alot of shots. Some of rooms in that place scared me. Especially being the the attic, above a 500 foot dome. Yeah.

Went out for dinner with gramps to celebrate my sister re-making the Poms squad. oh yeah.

After than, everyone met at Erins. We didn't really do anything, but messed around. It was something to do.

Lots of shots today. I think I need a bigger memory card lol.

Friday, April 28, 2006

April 28

Early Jazz this morning, but school only lasted a little bit. Drove home at noon. My Mom packed me and my Dad a little lunch, so we snacked in the car on the way to Champaign. The ride was long, my Dad was seriously going like 60mph, I think I fell asleep once, I'm not sure.

Anyway I got to meet Evan and he showed me his dorm and walked around campus with me. He was cool and very nice. His dorm is decorated quite nicely, but I guess that goes to Bill - his interior designer roomate. lol. But yeah, he showed me the different stuff at Allen and we walked to the Canopy Club and the Music Center place, he wanted to shoot a piano but there was people there.

We walked back and got to meet his roomate but I had to go at 3. We left and visited ISR and Bromley again. After seeing them all, I'm pretty much set against private housing now. Allen is pretty sweet.

I got home and had some dinner then went to see Silent Hill. Most ridiculous movie ever. It's out of control. Really, it's just so crazy. I laughed the entire time. Good times tho. Me and Clayton headed over to Lesely's house after the movie for some food and we played a fierce game of Harry Potter scene it! I kicked butt.

Alright I guess I'll go to bed. Tomorrow me and Kelsey will hopefully find this church and gain access for good pictures.


Thursday, April 27, 2006

April 27

After school I played tennis with Ryan, Clayton and Kristin. We went to the UIS tennis courts, but the girls team was having practice again so we drove to the Southern View courts. They were fine. We had fun, hit alot of balls over the fence but it's all good lol.

When I got home I worked on hw, took pictures outside, had dinner, made a Mix, annddd soon I should go get gas for tomorrow.

Early Jazz in the morning, but I'm out after lunch to head up to Champaign. Yay.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

April 26

Senior Skip Day! woot.

So everyone just had to go in at 8.30 for group pictures with caps and gowns, but I'm in JAZZzz Band. So, ugh. I had to be there at 7.15 for pratice. I shouldn't have gone.

Anyway the morning thing at school went well and everyone was pretty much in a good mood. School only lasted a half hour, so by 9 we were all deciding what to do with our full day of sunshine. And what else is there to do then...A Bike ride/Picnic?! Yay.

It was funn. I had never been to the old covered bridge before. Lots of pictures today.

Work from 3.30-7.30. I worked on my photography project on breaks and/or read the national geographic my grandma now sends me.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

April 25

It was super cold today, but it was a change of pace and was fine. I got to wear jeans and a jacket. yay.

Mr. Burns is definitely my favorite teacher now. He knows so much about like, everything. And he dresses nicely lol.

I took a little walk outside before dinner. The sky was gray and everything was dark, so I didn't get any super good shots.

I played my drums today for the first time in a couple weeks. It was funnnnzz.

Now, I'm getting ready for an easy day tomorrow and gonna fall asleep watching Casablanca. I was telling evan about it and it made me wanna watch it. SooSo good.

So, change of plans. UofI on Friday.

Monday, April 24, 2006

April 24

Another fresh week of school. Ew.

After school I had to take Dan home cause Ryan was visiting Augustana. We were all quiet.

At home I layed down, but never actually fell asleep. So I got up and had some snacks which woke me up.

I messed around 'till dinner, then left to get Dan and we headed to Jazz Band.

Just got home from that and shot these pics. Pretty random.

I gotta start some hw now.

--Looks like UofI visit on Thursday.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

April 23

Last night was Prom. It was awesome, but I'm kinda glad it's all overwith.

I picked up Lesley at 4.30 and we took pictures with her family. We drove back to my house where my Mom had set up a table of little snacks and drinks for our dinner group. When they all arrived, we hung out and chatted. Everyone was pretty excited. Becca was late, but once she finally got to my house, everyone lined up on the deck for pictures. Lol, it's a big deal.

We had dinner at some old steak house downtown. I had a steak and Lesley had pasta. The food was good and everyone had a great time.

We all followed eachother to the Prom at the Crowne Plaza. Walked in as some crazy tunes were already playing. We threw down our stuff and headed for the dance floor. It was a blast. As usual, my group of friends just goes crazy. The DJ was the broadcasting teacher from our school. He had set up a screen so that every song had the music video to go along with it, it was cool. Sometimes tho, the screen distracted people from dancing, they would just stare at the screen. The tunes were good and he actually DJ'ed and mixed all the songs together.

Headed to my house to change, then to After-Prom. It wasn't as fun as last year, but I didn't really complain that much. The obstacle course-blow up thing was fun along with food and entertainmentz. That got over at 4AM, but before it did they handed out prizes and I won a giftcertificate to bestbuy! woot.

Me and Lesley attempted to watch a movie at megan's house after that, but we all just fell asleep. I dropped her off back home at 5.30. The sun was coming up and it was cool. My head hit the pillow at 5.45 and I was out 'till 2.30pm.

SOooo...Today when I woke up I had to help my family work outside. We pulled the old deck apart. After work, we all got cleaned up and headed to my grandparents house for dinner. It was good and I was hungry because I had missed 2 meals. After dinner I roamed around my grandparents neighborhood with my camera. It was cool to walk around a place you don't normally for picture taking.

Now I'm writing this beastly update and then doing a bit of hw and going to bed.

I'm most likely gonna visit UofI this week. Evannnn :]

Saturday, April 22, 2006

April 22

Well it's the afternoon, I'm just about to get in the shower and start getting ready for tonight. Hope it's fun.

This morning we all went to Kristin's house to practice the dance one last time. Went well, should be fun to go crazy tonight.

After lunch with some grilled cheese, I washed my car and vacumed it. Then cleaned my room and helped my Mom set up for the little get-together before dinner. Everyone's coming here for little orderves (sp?) and then pictures. After that we're heading to dinner at a steak-house, then to the Prom, then After-Prom, then who knows.

Well I took a little walk just a little bit ago, it's so nice out. I can't believe just a couple weeks ago everything was so un-green. I love the summer. I got some shots, just uploaded them, now I'm off. I'll update tomorrow with some shots of Prom and stuff.

Friday, April 21, 2006

April 21

Ok I just wrote like 5 paragraphs and blogger deleted it :[

Today was Friday and it rocked. Tomrrow's Prom.

Early Jazz before school. After school, drove Dan home and we just messed around. After he left me and my sister actually played in the yard together. We hit fake golfballs around and played on the playground. I felt like I was 8, but hey it was fun.

After dinner Dan came back and we met up with Kelsey to head downtown, but when we were driving by Jake's house, we just stopped and hung out with him and his family for almost an hour. His family and house is amazing. It's the family everyone wishes they had.

Downtown we meet up with Casey oustide of Breadstreachers. The bands were..alright lol, but we never went in. Just talked and met some cool kids outside on the corner. Stevie and Emily showed up later as we were about to leave so we stayed and talked with they some more. I also met 2 kids that I had no idea that went to our school. Christ, that's when you know your highschool is big.

Well, I need sleep and Prom is tomorrow. If I don't update tomorrow, you'll get a double update on Sunday. Adieu!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

April 20

Today was our Humanities class field trip to St. Louis. We visited the Art Museum and the Basilica Church. Both were awesome.

The bus ride was actually quite fun. I hadn't been on a bus in a while, but me and my friends sat in the front and got to talk with the teachers, which are really cool. Mr. Udey the old band director went - I miss him. The coolest part of the bus ride was after lunch, everyone was rather excited for some reason, the teachers were rambling on, the windows were down, and the bus driver was playing an old jazz recording over the speakers of the bus. It was amazing. But things like that I find too cool.

After school me and Clayton played tennis, some actual tennis playing, and it was fun.

Then dinner came and got into a fight with my parents about college again. I can't get it through my Mom's brain that when I go off to college I'm gonna be on my own and do what I want. She's like, "Well you'll still follow my RUlLES!" and "Of COURSE you'll Be Talking To MeE Eeverydday!?" She's going out of control. She thinks I can't survive. She never went to college, she lived with her parents until she was like 24. Exactly. I mean I love her of course, and I guess she's just scared. But it annoys me so much. If she wants me to grow up, she needs to start treating me like an adult.

ugh, sorry /rant.

Here are the photos.

-->The picture of the lamp just turned out like that. I have no idea why there's an X on it. it was just a lamp taken in a room.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

April 19

Had early Jazz Band this morning for the first time in a while. We practiced songs for the Dance comin' up. God, I love the way that set sounds. I wish I could steal it lol.

After school I couldn't find my sister, but finally found her after frantically running around the school, because I needed to get to work. She "forgot". Anyway, work sucks now. There's a new boss and he's making us do retarted shit. Im glad I stop working there in the summer. I'm ready for my job down in Auburn again. OH BARB!

Came home from work and got some food. Then went to Lesley's house to finalize some stuff about Prom and I taught her our little dance for Prom. haha, it's gonna be crazy.

Tomorrow our Humanities class has a field trip to St. Louis! Woot. We're visiting the Art Museum and some church for its architecture.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

April 18

Today it was back to school. School's is so pointless now. Seriously, like all day I didn't pick up a pencil or pen once. I just sit and listen to teacher ramble about things or go to photography class. Im ready for this last couple weeks to be done and I'm set for Prom.

After school it was really nice out. I had my new mix of sweet songs and the window down and it made me smile.

I attempted to play tennis with Clayton and Ryan, but the college girls had the courts for practice, so we took a walk and I took pictures.

I'm seriously getting excited for summer, shows, and college.

Second pic not my fav, but it's something new so I put it up.

BTW. BLOGGER SUCKS AT UPLOADING. There should be a disclaimer because it could kill someone.

Monday, April 17, 2006

April 17

I slept in 'till almost Noon today. It felt good.

I woke up and my grandma was here. We talked about stuff as I got a bowl of cereal and a muffin. She really is a cool lady. I wish I had known her when she was younger. Same with my parents.

Yeah, I sat around and took a shower around 1. I go out of the shower but didn't really get around to getting dressed until about an hour later. TV shows and computer things got my attention.

Later Kristin called and I went over there to hang out. Went back for dinner around 6. After dinner I picked up Ryan and we went back for the "Thriller Dance Practice". This group of my friends is trying to learn parts of the Thriller dance for prom. I kinda got sucked in. haha, I hope it doesn't turn out bad.

These pics are from Kelsey and my photo adventure last night. We just drove around downtown and blasted music, we also met/found some cool kids.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

April 16

Im in my grandparents basement. I escaped the commotion upstairs. My family is here for Easter Dinner. My aunts and uncles are annoying and their kids just run around screaming. It's kinda storming out tho, which is cool. Hopefully I'll get home soon and can go out with friends.

This morning had to get up and work outside in the yard. Cut grass, picked up sticks. I love that Summer is coming, but it does me the yard work is back lol. Ah well. After the work, took a shower and got cleaned up for Easter Dinner at my grandparents, which is where I am now! OmGZ.

I need to get out and do something fun tonite. Who's up for it?

--Shots I took after I worked outside. The trees in my neighbors yard were budding with flowers and it was pretty.