So that snowstorm we were supposed to have, where they estimated 15 freaking inches of snow plus 3 inches of ice, yeah, we got 3 inches. The blizzard went north of St. Louis so we didn't for real get anything. That was rather disappointing.

The good news, I got three snow days because of it. Not sure why, because one would have been sufficient and now I don't get out til June 7th. So I guess that's both good news and bad news. One of my friends was joking that we'd be out of school for one day and then we'd have to go back again, haha. Normally, it wouldn't be too much of a deal, besides being annoying, but I'm leaving for my trip to France and Italy June 9th, so if we get two more snow days... what do I do? I'm praying for no more snow days!

With my abundant amount of time that I had to procrastinate homework, I've created a 101 in 1001 days. For those of you not familiar with this, it's basically just a list of 101 things that you would like to do in 1001 days. I was inspired by Juniper, and I thought it would be a good way to get the things I want to do done. Besides, there's something I love about crossing things off of lists.

I'm not quite finished with my list yet, I only have 87 things, so I'm still working on it, but I've got a good head start! I was looking at a couple other people's lists for ideas to put on my own, and I ran across this site PostCrossing. It's a really neat site, I think. You send post cards to people all over the world, and in return, you get postcards as well. Some people might think it's lame, but I think it would be really cool just to get a postcard from someone in Russia, or Germany, or Taiwan, or some place on the other side of the world from you. Am I the only one that thinks this is cool?

Needless to say I signed up and I'm itching to get sending some postcards. I need to go out and buy some first, though. Hehe, that's kinda necessary to send one. xD I think I might make a book or something of all the post cards I've received... dunno, I'll have to wait til I get some. ^^

If you'd like to suggest some things to my list, I'd be glad to hear them!
 
 
I'm not usually real big on these things, as I usually make them and fail to follow through, or they're pretty much meaningless generic crap that everyone wants to do. But! I do like to set goals, and I think it's good to evaluate things from the past year in order to try and become a better person. So here are some resolutions/goals that I hope I can fullfill in the upcoming year:
  • To maintain a 4.0+ GPA. I don't think this should be terribly difficult, as I'm taking a few honors/weighted classes (meaning an 'A' is a 5.0 opposed to the traditional 4.0), so I have a bit of leeway to make a B and still have a good GPA. Which is good.
  • To eat healthier and maybe shed a few pounds. I like junk food, and I love eating candy even more. The unfortunate thing is, these are not healthy at all. I'd like to become a bit more active, stop eating like a cow, and start living a little healthier. I think I'll feel better about myself, and I'll be more prepared for my upcoming trip to Europe this summer.
  • To read more. I used to love to read and I would read all the time in middle school; I'd read a book a day. Now, I read about a book a month. :( I still hold the same passion for reading that I used to, but now I have much less time on my hands. I now have a boyfriend, am taking much more difficult classes, still am an active part of my youth group, spending more time on the computer and on my blog, etc etc. I received quite a few books for Christmas, so I plan to read them, which I'm excited for. :)
  • Try to not be such a worry-wart. I can and will worry about every little thing. This worry inevitably causes stress, to the point I just sit down on my bed and cry. It's not healthy, and I hate it. I know this is something that I can't just fix overnight, this will take time. But I know that if I can worry less, I'll be less stressed, and I will be considerably happier. Who doesn't want to be happy? 
I hope you all had a fantastic New Year. I spent it with Becky and Andrew; we didn't really do too much except eat a bunch of junk food and watch a few movies. It was nice, nonetheless. We didn't have any fireworks, so we drove to a convenient store nearby and got Pop Rocks, haha. That's close enough to fireworks, right? :P
 
 
  • You can't see the carpet through all the tissues by the side of your bed.
  • You carry a roll of toilet paper around in your purse because a box of kleenex won't fit.
  • You look like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.
  • You only leave your bed to eat and pee.
  • You don't remember what solid food tastes like.
  • Your outfit every day is your pj's.
In other words, these past couple days have been crap. I hate being sick. :/ -throws pity party-

But I'll stop my complaining. Today I took the ACT. For those of you who don't know what the ACT is, it's basically a really big deal if you want to go to college. Colleges look at the score you received on the test so you want to score well.

It sucked having to pull out a tissue every five seconds to blow my nose. But anyways...

I'm really nervous about how I did. I think I did decent, but I'm afraid that I'm going to get a horrible score and all my friends will have done fantastic and I'll look like an incompetent loser. I guess it doesn't help that my boyfriend's mom got a 31 the first time she took it, without studying, (The test is graded out of 36. A 19-21 is about average. Anything above a 30 and you get really good scholarships.) and told him she expected him to at least get a 28 the first time. So if I do bad, it'll just make me feel stupid compared to them.

I guess I should just stop worrying (ha, right!) until I get my scores. I'm going to be taking it again in either the spring or beginning of summer in hopes to do better, but I'm hoping I did alright.
 
 
As you all know, I'm sure, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One is coming out on Thursday at midnight (WOOOOTTTT!!). So, I was talking to my boyfriend and I was saying how I need to read the 7th book by then, as I haven't read it in a while. And he said, "You can't do it."

Now, when someone tells me I can't do something, I want to a.) punch them in the face and b.) prove them wrong. I did not punch my boyfriend in the face, though I did consider it, haha. Either way, we betted on whether I could or not, and I am going to so totally win.

The only problem is, I have soooo much going on. I've been swamped with homework, and on top of that I have my nano and a 607 page book to read. Needless to say, I'm a busy bee. I've fallen a bit behind in my nano, and really need to catch up, but for now, I've gotta read my book first. I can't lose to my boyfriend!

So really, this post is kind of useless except for the fact that I can say: OMGGGG HARRY POTTER IS COMING OUT IN LESS THAN THREE DAYSS YESSSSSSSSS. I got my tickets last night and I am PSYCHED.

So yeah, before I kill you with all my caps lockedness, I'm just going to say I probably won't be updating for a while as I've got so much going on.

Is anyone going to see Harry Potter at midnight? Is everyone else as super excited as I am to see this EPICNESS!!!?
 
 
It's November (duhh) and with that comes NaNoWriMo. A lot of my friends participate in this every year, and I always wanted to but never thought I could really follow through with it. They're crazy for doing it, but also super awesome because I mean, who can say that they've written a 50,000 word novel?

Soooo, this year, on a whim, I've decided I'm going to participate in it. For me, I have a lot of trouble with really following through with stuff I do. I love to start new things and all, but rarely do I actually finish what I start. (What a terrible thing, I know.)

I think if I'm actually able to finish writing a 50,000 word novel, I'm going to be extremely proud of myself. I don't care if it's a piece of crap and I would never even read it to my dog, I will be so happy that I actually had a finished product, that after all that hard work and late nights I can show something for it.

So! I'm really excited about it! I had kind of a late start, but nontheless, I've started! Wish me luck?


Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo? If so, how far along are you? And if you would like to be Writing Buddies, my username is Jovers. (: Good luck to everyone else who's participating!
 
 
1. I love Harry Potter.
2. Hot chocolate is best without marshmallows.
3. My favorite season is summer.
4. I'm the youngest of 4 and I wish I had a little brother/sister.
5. I love to eat.
6. I want a library in my dream house.
7. I lovveee Johnny Depp.
8. I own 16 Johnny Depp movies.
9. I want to move to Europe when I'm old enough.
10. I'd love to study abroad.
11. I've never had a C in my life. I've only ever had A's and B's in school.
12. I mainly listen to country music.
13. I love to sing.
14. I don't really have a dream job; I don't know what I want or would like to be.
15. Flip flops are the best shoes.
16. Bananas and peanut butter is the best snack.
17. I always have to wear a tank top or cami as an undershirt.
18. I cried when I read "My Sister's Keeper".
19.  That is the only book I've ever cried about.
20. Christmas is my favorite holiday.
21. I don't like pickles.
22. I have 5 Johnny Depp posters hung up around my room.
23. Wicked is my favorite musical.
24. I cried my eyes out when I watched the movie Brokedown Palace.
25. I love going out to eat with my grandpa and having conversations about dentures.
26. There's no other place I'd rather be than the beach.
27. I didn't learn how to ride a bike til I was 14.
28. I love to take pictures.
29. One of my closest friends I have actually never met in real life.
30. My favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid.
31. I tend to pronounce words weird and wrong.
32. I hate math.
33. I'm afraid of being alone.
34. I don't talk a lot. I'm a rather quiet person unless you are, like, my best friend.
35. Whenever I find a new favorite song, I will listen to it over and over and over. And over.
36. I feel like I'm me most with my boyfriend. (Yeah, that's so cliche.)
37. I think my family reflects a lot of who I am.
38. I enjoy watching MMA. My brothers got me hooked.
39. I hate Chuck Lidell though.
40. I also really hate Brad Pitt and Kenny Chesney.
41. I don't hate a lot of people.
42. I don't like hamburgers.
43. I text all the time though.
44. I feel insecure when people read something that I wrote.
45. I would like to one day be able to speak french fluently. I'm in the process.
46. I don't like steak.
47. I play tennis for my high school.
48. I love watching tennis on TV.
49. My favorite tennis player is Rafael Nadal.
50. In middle school, I would roleplay all day with my internet friends. I still do sometimes.
51. I hate driving. I don't think I'll ever get my license.
52. I love post-its.
53. I play the piano.
54. My favorite color is red.
55. When I was 5, me and my 5 year old boy friend were going to get married. It didn't work out.
56. Cheetos are the best kind of chips ever.
57. I don't wear make up.
58. I don't have enough room on my computer for all of my music.
59. I went to Greece last summer, as well as Turkey and England.
60. I could probably live on salads and enchiladas.
61. I almost pass out when getting stuff done to my face. (i.e. getting eyebrows done, getting contacts) It's pretty ridiculous and embarrassing.
62. I've always wanted to own a cow in my backyard. (;D)
63. I used to have braces.
64. I am the biggest procrastinator.
65. When I'm embarrassed, my face gets really red. How embarrassing.
66. I love hats.
67. I love getting pictures and picture frames for presents.
68. I use the word snazzy a lot.
69. I've only been camping once before.
70. I met David Eckstein. (If you even know who that is.)
71. I'm not very sporty.
72. I don't like being the center of attention.
73. I get light-headed thinking about blood.
74. I like to cook.
75. I love The Office.
76. I hate it when people sing and don't know the words.
77. I am not a morning person.
78. I know the words to every Taylor Swift song.
79. I love anything written by Sarah Dessen.
80. When I watch movies, I have to eat something.
81. I love taking pictures.
82. Though I love to sing and act, I haven't been in the cast of a musical since elementary school. I've only been in the crews.
83. I hate bugs.
84. I wish I knew how to play the guitar.
85. I hate the rain.
86. I believe in God.
87. The icons on my desktop have to be in a specific order.
88. My computer is probably 654321589 years old.
89. I like really big, obnoxious, fluffy pens.
90. The nail polish on my toes is usually about 3 months old.
91. I love reading the Sunday comics.
92. I collect quotes, I have them stuck here, there, on post-its.
93. My guilty pleasure is reading fan-fictions.
94. I don't really like to talk on the phone.
95. I have about 15 pillows.
96. I don't want to grow up.
97. I'm very conservative.
98. I'm horrible at remembering people's birthdays.
99. I collect movie ticket stubs.
100. I love Mountain Dew.