January 31, 2009

Raising the bar

Our team is very unique. We range from being engineering students to a culinary student to track players, etc. Our height is a huge range too. So, four of us decided to do a "Raising the bar" picture. Like they do on the Cingular commercials

As you can see, Matt is the tallest on our team. Shannon is the shortest. Collin and I are like, nowhere near Matt's height, and I'm not the next shortest. But, Shannon and I had been joking around saying that Matt is too tall, and then when my mom went to take the picture of the three of us, Matt said we should do a "raising the bar" picture. And Collin jumped in between me and Matt to show more of a height change I guess lol

And, I got bored and messed with the picture after my mom sent it. We're grateful MOE let us use their practice field. And we're glad we were able to take pictures of the robot AND our team today too. ;]

Happy birthday Poppop

Yesterday was Poppop's 81 birthday. We weren't able to really celebrate it last night cuz everybody was pretty busy. So, we celebrated it tonight. My mom's old childhood friend came over with her husband and two sons, ages 5 and 3.

Poppop was cutting up the cake for everybody to eat. Cuz he loves us all =]

Evan and Brad playing with the legos. Evan is 3 and Brad is 5. So, so cute haha =]

Brad, my mom's friend, and Evan waiting for dessert

And, last but no least, Mr. Weick gave me a HexBug today cuz my flash drive had the most up-to-date manual of the entire team. XD It's MOE green, but I don't care. I've been bugging my mom to get me one since PARC in June. And I finally got one. =]
Oh, today at robotics, we realized that the cRio is NOT isolated like it should be. Before they moved it, it was isolated. Then, they moved it. Hm, proves that if a project is finished, it is NOT to be moved. And didn't Mr. Hinde say that today to Ally? Yes, I believe he did. He shouldn't have moved my FINISHED project.....I'm blaming him if it shorts out cuz of the static electricity after a match. lol
At around 1 ish we left SCC to go to MOE's practice field. We swear that they probably had cameras watching our every move. AND our robot. lol There is another picture that I was gonna put on here from when we were at MOE's field (no, you can't see the robot), but it's on my mom's camera. Once I get it, I'll put it on here to show everybody =]
Other than that, today was pretty uneventful. Hopefully tomorrow will be better? lol


Rest in peace, little Tuesday Fiona Whitt
October 11, 2006 - January 30, 2009

Please pray for her family

January 30, 2009

Applebee's!!! =]

I meant to take pictures. I really did. It just didn't work cuz we were having too much fun laughing =]
Collin picked me up alil after 7 at Andy's house. He had to come inside to talk to Mom and Andy's little brother was talking to him too. Probably a good thing Andy wasn't there. LOL We texted Carly and told her we were gonna be a few minutes late.
We got there, and everybody was standing there waiting for the table. There was (when we got there) : Michele, Carly, Clay, Robert, Melanie, and Brett. Tho Brett didn't sit with us. Kaitlyn showed up alil after we did. While we were still waiting for the table, we had TONS of fun laughing with Rob and Clay about Mel and just about everything lol
Dinner was the same thing. Collin, being the gentleman that he is, bought my dinner for me. He had the appetizer sampler and I had a half order of the chicken caesar salad and a diet pepsi. I wanna say we got seated at around 7:30 ish, and we all got done eating at around 8:30 ish or so. Michele had also told the waitress that Rob's birthday is on Sunday. So, out came the ice cream. Which he didn't want to finish himself. So, Clay, Rob and I ate it. =] It was yummy...Chocolatly too. =] lol But that does not mean we were ready to leave. Oh no. We sat and gossiped. We talked about Katie H. and her boyfriend and how Rob was her fall-back guy after Dylan G. We talked about winter track. We talked about Mel's homecoming dilema one year. The list of stuff we talked about goes on and on.
Clay's girlfriend Ariel didn't come tho, so I was the only sophomore. But, it wasn't until somebody *cough cough* Collin *cough cough* mentioned that I was the only sophomore that Rob realized. Like, Michele and Carly and Clay and probably Kaitlyn knew I wasn't a junior like the rest of them. And I think Mel knew too. But Rob didn't know. lol After my loving boyfriend said that, Rob then said that I was not cool and that the juniors are alot more mature than sophomores are...What he didn't realize tho (at that moment) was that Clay was trying to get the knife to balance on the fork....Yea, real mature. LOL
Michele and I started to gossip like we did in middle school. Hopefully things go back to the way they were. We were saying how we missed middle school cuz we were so close and all the fun times we had in Virtual School (this dumb class we took, but we didn't do anything but goof off on the computer). It felt right again. lol
We left Applebee's at around 10 ish. We were both not happy to leave, but Denise said that Collin had to be home by 11. So, we decided to give him an extra 15 minutes to get home since it takes 15 minutes to get from Beckett to my house. Once we got here, then Collin decided to start sliding on the ice in my driveway. And just when he almost fell, my mom and sister pulled in. lol nice timing Mom and Shannie. LOL!!
So, that was our fun night. Hopefully Tonya and Denise are happy with the report. LOL!!! =]

Oh, and I just found out that robotics starts at 8 instead of 8:30....Grrrrrr

Too busy

Crap. I hate it when I miss a day on here. lol Cuz then I gotta remember what all happened! Which is never easy haha

Yesterday I got to stay at home and do nothing. =] I slept until about noon, which was PERFECT!! And then I woke up, started a load of laundry, showered, and got dressed....With a minute before my grandfather got to my house to take us to robotics. LOL
Robotics was kinda boring. We're trying to figure out what HAS to be on there, and what doesn't. Last night I put the signal light on. Or, got it wired up. We still have a bit more to do before the light gets mounted. But, I can't put that on here...just in case another team is watching my blog. LOL

Today I went to school bright and early cuz I wouldn't have had a ride to school otherwise to take my final. I sat in a study hall during the 3 block final, and then went to Macconi's for my 4 block final. I think I did ok on it. I hope I did. lol
And now I'm just waiting for Shannon to get home and for my mom to get home. Tonight, my mom is getting her hair done, so the three of us are going to Andy's house so his mom can do my mom's hair. then, at 7, Collin is picking me up to go to Applebee's for dinner with him and his friends. This should be interesting. lol I'll post something hopefully tonight about the, what will most likely be interesting, dinner we're gonna have tonight lol

Friday Fill In's

1. I'd really like special dark chocolate right now.
2. CRAP!!!! is the word you'd most often hear me say if I stubbed my toe.
3. Possession is the topic of many huge arguments in my house.
4. Captain Jack Sparrow is pretty darn cute lol.
5. Marshmallows and fire go together like 2 peas in a pod =].
6. My teachers talk on and on.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going out to dinner with Collin and his friends and also seeing Andy's mom, tomorrow my plans include robotics.....like every Saturday and Sunday, I want to do something fun!

One word

Not as easy as you might think! Now forward, change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone? Desk
Your significant other? Dentist?
Your hair? Bun
Your mother? Work
Your father? California =[
Your favorite thing? Kisses =]
Your dream last night? Weird
Your favorite drink? DietCoke
Your dream/goal? Engineer
What room are you in? Office
Your hobby? Many
Your fear? Death
Where do you want to be in 6 years? NOLA =]
Where were you last night? Robotics
Something that you aren't? Full
Muffins? Chocolate
Wish list item? Dunno
What did you do last night? Robotics
What are you wearing? Clothes
TV? Off
Your pets? Four
Friends? Besties!
Your life? Chaotic
Your mood? Bored
Missing someone? Yupp
Drinking? Nothing
Smoking? Ew
Your car? None
Something you're not wearing? Shoes
Your favorite store? Few
Your favorite color? Purple
When is the last time you cried? Wednesday
Where do you go to over and over? Computer
Five people who email me regularly? Mentors
My favorite place to eat? Peppino's (They closed tho. and yes, I know I broke the 1 word rule on this one lol)
Favorite place I'd like to be at right now?Camping

January 28, 2009


Today has been kinda bleh. I explained part of it alil bit ago. now I'm even more bleh. I went to the doctor's. After waiting over an hour to be seen, he came in, looked at the rash thingy, listened to what my mother thinks it could be (something related to what my grandfather has on his arm), and decided that she is probably right cuz he says it's fungal. Just friggen great. My mom is gonna pick up the cream stuff that he prescribed to me and if it's not getting better in a week, he wants me to go back. Woopty Friggen Doo. Bleh. Yea, I'm not in a very good mood. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I won't have to deal with a screaming 14 year old tomorrow. Thank god lol

Officially NOT my day

It is officially not my day.
I have this rash thing on my leg. Dunno what it came from, but it's like a ring of scabs. And the scabs are circles. I have no clue where it came from. I had it once before, and it went away. Like, the scars were still there, but the scabs weren't. So, I didn't think too much about it. Of course, then they came back. And I told my mom about it. So, we decided that today I was gonna go into the doctor's office and they were gonna look at it.
So, I went upstairs to grab shorts to throw on under my sweatpants. Cuz while I like my doctor, I really don't want him to see my underwear. If it was Ashley, I'd be fine with it. But, not the doctor who I'm gonna see. lol I'm self conscious to an exteme about those things. lol
Back to my story...I was on the phone with Collin looking for shorts in my room. I opened up a drawer, but they weren't in there. Ok, fine. whatever. I turned my back to my dresser to look on the floor for the pair I wanted to wear. Next thing I know, my dresser all of a sudden hits my back, and everything that was on top of my dresser came flying forward. I screamed bloody murder practically. Collin tried to get me to calm down once he figured out what had happened and that I was close to a panic attack. I tried pushing the dresser back up against the wall, it didn't work. Nothing was working. Finally Shannon came upstairs and started helping me. After about half an hour, we finally got the dresser to be somewhat straight. We pushed in the top drawer, and let go. It stood up. We opened up that drawer, and let go. It started to fall. So, we figured out that we had to keep the drawer closed. At this rate, I'm already late to go to my grandmom's to have her look at my rash thing.

That is what it all looks like now. A huge MESS!! Collin had been telling me to just quickly move out from under it so it didn't crush my legs and cause more problems. I was close to doing that, but the picture frame that Tonya gave me would have been broken. Which was bad. So, Shannon moved it, along with the cupcake frame I like so much. So, right now that is what my room looks like at the foot of my bed.
As I said before....Today is NOT my day at all. Now I'm waiting for my poppop to pick me up so I can go to the doctor's. Which was the reason the dresser got so messed up to begin with. Or, what caused it to fall on me. Ugh. And now my right shoulder blade hurts. And that is the side that is more prominant now thanks to the scoliosis moving. URG!

No school!!

Yepp, you read that right. There is no school today!!!! =] It didn't matter to me really, however, cuz I didn't have to take my first or second block final. Hehe so, finals that were supposed to be today are moved til tomorrow, and 3 and 4 block finals are on Friday. Of course, that means we are extended another day in June, but there is no school today =] lol

That's my backyard. The dogs went running outside today when my mom went to leave work, so our backyard isn't the "pure snow" lol they messed it up =[ lol

That's my lovely house =] It's small, but we love it lol I love it when it gets covered in snow too lol the entire town looks like one of those Hallmark cards....I love the snow at those times lol I wasn't able to get a picture of what it looks like looking down the road lol I'll take that alil later hopefully.

That's my little tree =] My grandfather bought me a Christmas tree a few years ago cuz that was the year we stopped getting live trees for Christmas. It's growing up and I'm soo happy. I am also able to mow around it without even hitting my precious tree. LOL I'm protective of it lol

My little babies playing in the snow. Ok, so eating it lol They love the snow. When we get the huge snow dunes they will go running straight into them and it takes us about half an hour to get them back in! They always look so cute playing in the snow

Oh, and yesterday I got my schedule....
Marking period 3:
Gym with Denby, Pre-Calc with Lower, US History 1 with Meiler, and Spanish 2 with Groeber
Marking period 4:
Decor Design 1 with Trimmer, Pre-Calc with Lower, US History 1 with Meiler, and Spanish 2 with Groeber
And yesterday when Collin was taking his AP Calc test or something in Lower's room, I got to meet Lower. So, he knows who I am kinda and hopefully that will work to my advantage lol Of course, then I fell asleep....lol that won't matter tho. =]

Alright, now it's time for me to go clean up around my house. I gotta clean up the room I'm in and my kitchen. This should be fun lol I hate cleaning. Anybody wanna help me?? =]

January 27, 2009

My little babies and snow

I decided that my kitten and female dog needed something posted about them. The two of them do NOT mix at all pretty much. The kitten and male dog get alone just fine. Jenny is getting old tho, and the kitten likes to play alot. Jenny likes playing, but just not with other animals lol she is territorial and stuff, and she decided the kitten hasn't been "approved" yet to be in her territory. But, she doesn't get her way. lol

Yes, the brat is in the picture. We have orange walls in our back room, tan carpets throughout the entire house, and one of those tan ish gates in our backroom. He got behind the gate, which was leaning up against the wall, so he blended right in! I thought it was a cute picture of my little baby =]

One night, Jenny was just having an off night with the cat. He would NOT leave her alone. We put her up on my mom's bed, and she was laying there, and the cat came over. Not a smart move. She started snarling. Finally we got him off the bed. She was calm after that. So, we took a picture of her. Also while she was snarling at the kitten. Hehe

And tonight, it was snowing!! The view outside of my grandmom's house was just gorgeous after we got there after robotics. So, I just had to take a picture of it. I showed it to my grandmother who was standing at the door looking out (the cold was a bit much for her, but she could stand it for a minute or so) and she decided that she wants a copy of that picture. So, looks like I'm printing out pictures tonight. Eh, I wanna work on my scrapbook anyway actually. =]

Oh, robotics was kinda boring today. Cuz I was working on biology crap. But, the robot runs now. =] We just gotta do some tweaking in programming and stuff. But, YAY!! lol

My extreme dislike

Last year during build season, I was HAPPY to do homework and not work on the robot. And now that I'm forced to do my homework right now instead of work on the robot, I'm soooo upset!! Honors bio is not my favorite anymore. Oh, and I found out today that I only have to take one final =] I have to take my honors English 10 cuz I had a 92 first marking period and I have an 80 now. Yes, I know that's a C, Tonya and Denise. lol My mom knows too. Tho I'm not in any more trouble because of the C....Thank god. But, I will kick butt on my final, so it will all even out. =]

January 26, 2009

dumb, dumb, me lol

So, being the smartie that I am, I got grounded again. lol This time, the cell phone was taken away. And computer is only supposed to be used for robotics or homework. and right now, I'm using it for homework. Oh, and no Collin either. Tho, I see him almost everyday. And he is giving me a ride to school tomorrow so I can take a bio test.
But, on the brighter side...My scoliosis shifted a few degrees, but my doctor isn't concerned about it. =] YAY!! lol

January 24, 2009

Saturday Night Life (Not really, but oh well)

Ahah! I have figured out how to outsmart my post thingy. lol Which pretty much means, I have learned how to get the first line or so NOT as a link lol
So, today at robotics, things were pretty boring. I had to wire up the air compressor, and do a few other things. Eww. lol After that, Collin and I drove to his house to hang out. At first we thought that nobody was home cuz the van wasn't there. So, we drove around for alil bit. We went back to his house, and saw a car in front of the house. Tho, he didn't know who the car belonged to, we went ahead and parked. that's when we realized that Tonya and Allyson and Michael were there the entire time cuz Fred took the van to work lol
We went to Tonya's grandparents' house. The ones with the farm. lol We ate dinner with her grandparents, mom, brother, sister-in-law, and their two boys. Michael went with Tonya's dad back to his house.
After dinner, Randy (Tonya's brother), Collin, Tonya, and I took Ally and Colt (one of Randy's boys) "sledding".

Colt and Ally getting ready to go sledding. Colt looked so cute!

Collin was helping Colt get situated. His gloves were falling off, his boots were on backwards (meaning, right boot was on left foot lol) and Ally decided she didn't want to sit on the sled anymore cuz she kept almost falling off lol So, she got in the truck with Randy and Tonya.

She was trying to get Collin to get off the ice and sit down with her on the bench....We think. Haha

Collin was walking with Ally on the edge of the pond. The ice was thicker there, so we figured it was safe to let her walk there. We didn't let her go much further. And she was holding onto her big brother the entire time.

And of course, I had to take some pics of me and Collin during the sledding experience lol We were sitting in the truck bed watching the two little 2 year-olds on the sled.

Today was a very fun day. I actually can't wait until the pond is totally frozen, and the ice is solid so we can go ice skating on the pond =] And I hate ice skating sometimes cuz I fall all the time and I hate the cold too!! lol

January 23, 2009

Gotta give him credit

Collin drives me INSANE at times. Like, he's stubborn, annoying, and can be mean. At times. And those are the times when I just wanna strangle him. But, I never do. I don't even come close to it. Cuz at those times, I remember...
...how he always can make me laugh, especially when I don't want to
...that he's always been there for me
...how he actually goes outta his way to make sure I'm happy, even if it is 3 in the morning
...how he treats me like I'm a princess
...that no matter how bad I screw up, he's always gonna stand by my side
...that he loves me
...that when I'm bawling my eyes out, he's just a simple phone call or text away
...that if I hadn't met him, I'd be a totally different person right now

So, even tho he pisses me off at times, and I wanna kill him sometimes, I won't ever do that. Cuz I love him too much to do that.

So, the main reason I decided to post this one was cuz Collin and I are arguing about something so stupid and small, there is no point to it. But, since I'm stubborn and didn't want to listen to him at 3 today, we started this whole thing. And even tho I'm like, freaking out on him and crap, all he cares about right now is calming me down. I dunno what I'd do without him <3

First Friday Fill In's

First time I'm going the Friday Fill In thing that Tonya and Denise do. =] Let's just hope I continue this tradition tho lol
1. Oh, I am so ready for build season to be done!!!
2. Needs changes, big and little. (ok, so it should say change, not changes)
3. During school, I am always bored.
4. Teachers; are you kidding me???
5. Right now I'd like to be with my friends.
6. My cell phone is my favorite gadget. (lol I love how Tonya, Denise, and I both said this)
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sitting at home doing nothing really, tomorrow my plans include robotics and hopefully going over to Collin's house and Sunday, I want to to just sleep all day long.

January 22, 2009

Pictures from DuPont meet

Josh, Zack, Mike, and Brent were our varsity people....Gotta love them! Oh, and that's Mr. Gallagher's head and Mr. T's. lol T is the bald guy. LOL

Going left to right starting at the bottom: Addam (we added the extra D in his name during youth group one day lol), Brent, Josh, Angelina, me, Collin, Mike (since technically he was on the top row), Zack, and Mike N. We were all the people that went tonight. Notice the matching shirts. lol

All of us again. For some reason, Mr. T took two pictures on my camera and I think only one on Lina's. lol Oh, and notice the coke cans of the three boys in front...They had them all facing the same way. And we're going to crop that part of the picture so that will be in our yearbook this year. LOL

Left to right starting at the bottom again: Addam, Brent, Josh, Lina, me, Collin, Mike, Mr. Gallagher, Zack, Mike N., Mr. T. Gonna miss Josh, Brent, Mike, and Zack next year! They're seniors and are graduating. So, this was our last official match with them. =[ And next year, our seniors will be: Collin, Angelina, Mike N., Bonny, Carly, Cara, Faith, April, Amber, Tyler, other Mike (I forget his last name lol) and a bunch of other people I'm sure I'm missing. Addam and I are the youngest. lol Only two sophomores on the team. And they tried calling us freshman tonight. Or, Josh tried calling me one. LOL

Thursday fun?

What can I say about today?
Collin picked me up for school today. Can I just say that I love him driving?? Haha I can't wait until his car is done now and when he learns how to drive stick. It will make me sooo happy. Like, for once I wasn't bouncing up and down every few seconds, and the ride didn't take 25 minutes. God, gotta love that.
School was kinda boring. Tomorrow we are gonna start disecting the pig fetuses in bio. Tho, I'm skipping that. Not skipping the class, but I am going to the library to work on the same stuff they are pretty much, but I'm not cutting into the pig, nor am I sitting in the room watching. Thank God. lol
After school was done, Collin and I came back to my house for alil bit after getting gas. Thank god I had the $20 in my purse still and I hadn't deposited it into my bank account yet. Of course, that means $20 less that I have for my prom dress, but oh well. I'll get the money some other way.
We went to school at like, 3:30 again to go to the DuPont play-off match and then finals. We ended up losing the play off to Woodstown. VoTech beat us too. 12-17-22 or something like that. Woodstown then lost to Shalick. Poo on Shalick!! LOL
Once we got back to the school at around 7:30 ish, we drove to robotics. I found out on the way back to PGHS that my aunt is in the E.R. in Salem cuz she is dehydrated thanks to having a stomach virus for 3 days. =[ Poor Aunt Potsy!
Kinda worked on a few things at robotics. At around 8:50 ish, Collin gave me a ride home since my mom and grandfather went to Salem to pick Shannon up from working (yes, she actually worked today!!) and to see my aunt.
And now I'm exhausted. Something is up with my sleeping time or something, cuz no matter when I go to bed, I wake up multiple times in the middle of the night. And it'll take me a while to fall back asleep. So, I'm only running off of about 5 hours of sleep each night or so. I actually passed out on the way back to PGHS from Pittsgrove Middle School. Collin was really sweet too cuz everytime I'd wake up to see where we were, he would just tell me to fall back asleep cuz we weren't even close. He also kept telling me that he'd wake me up when we were getting really close. So, I did get some sleep in. Not much, but some.

January 21, 2009


Monkey that Collin made me at Build-A-Bear....Ain't it cute!? =]

That's the purse I bought at Spenser's....I thought it looked cute haha

Haha me and Christian during Health 10 on Tuesday. We had a sub, and he wasn't a very good one. LOL nah, I'm kidding. I love Redfield lol

Snickerdoodles before they went into the oven.....=]

Snickerdoodles after they were done cooking =] Yes, they're still in the oven. LOL Shannon took the picture. Don't they look purdy?? I did them myself. XD Except for making the dough lol

Not my fault!!!

Wow. I haven't posted anything since after I got home from the mall on Monday. It's not my fault, however. My internet (not the internet itself, but like, Mozilla) was screwed up. I tried everything to get it to work. I was pretty much going insane without reading Denise's and Tonya's posts. Well, that and having no access to anything on the web. LOL
So, here is a short recap of what happened the past few days......
Tuesday: School, DuPont after school, went job hunting with Collin so he can get some moneys, Collin drove me back here alone with my new black showboard for my science fair project, we played Pod Racers on my N64, and then we had robotics. Denise made these REALLY tasty meatballs. I didn't have a piece of the cake she made tho. I so wanted one too.
Wednesday: Oh, I guess that's today, isn't it? lol Well, had school as usual. Then afterwards my grandfather and I went to Pennsville to get the sweet and sour chicken he had at lunch so I could eat it before I went to the FLL meeting today. That was interesting. lol Every single kid there (who all happen to be middle school guys) wanted to work on the robot lol After that got done at 4 ish, I walked to Bean's to get hot chocolate and wait for my grandfather to pick me up. Then I came back here, tried to get some things working, but to no avail. My mom got home, and we went to my grandmom's for dinner. Oh, and I found out today....My mom's friend Heather is having a baby girl!!!! =] Sorry, I'm really hyper. Uhm, so then once we got back home, I shut down my computer, and then rebooted it.....My internet started working then!! YAY!! lol Just in time for me to make snickerdoodles...LOL In my next post (once I'm done this one), I'm posting the pics from the mall, the day we had the sub on Monday, and the pics of the cookies I made lol that post is just gonna be pictures (with the captions too)
So, that's what has been happening since I was last on my computer. Not entirely, but that's cuz I forget alot of what happened LOL Hopefully my internet doesn't get messed up again. =]

January 19, 2009

Mall fun =]

Today was TONS of fun. At around 9:30 ish Collin picked me up. We went to Deptford after attempting to get the GPS system to work. Turns out my directions were a tad better than the GPS's were lol To a point anyway. When we got to Deptford, we went to the mall to get sticky buns for breakfast. We learned something too....Go to the mall in the morning. Wayy less crowded and easier to find a parking space haha. Once we were done eating, we walked to Hot Topic cuz Collin wanted to make fun of scene people. There were none there tho. But I did find some Twilight things I liked. Haha. Like an adorable zip up hoodie that said "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb" ....That has got to be one of my favorite quotes outta that book! Then we went into Spencers. I found an ADORABLE purse that's a Nightmare Before Christmas purse. I took a picture of it once I got home, but I can't get my computer to find the memory card. =[
Then we went to AMC8. We wanted to go to AMC6 tho. Once we figured out we were supposed to be at the other one, we got our butts moving and got over there in enough time. We saw Last Chance Harvey. Which was adorable. I'm pretty proud of myself....I've gotten Collin to watch more than one chick flick now....Go me! lol!!! We went to Best Buy to get ink cartridges for Tonya's printer and to get something for Collin's PS3. Then we went to Staples to buy black ink for my own printer.
We went back to the mall to get something to eat for lunch. We went to this place in the food court called Bourbon Street. It was some yummy bourbon chicken haha. Then we walked around for alil bit trying to find somewhere to go to kill some time.
Collin had told me awhile ago that when he was in the mall with Tonya, Ally, Michael, and Fred that Ally was making a bear at Build-A-Bear and he would get me one too, but he had no money. Well...He asked me today if I wanted one. Which, of course, I did. So, we went to Build-A-Bear and I picked out a pink monkey. They have it for Valentine's Day. Once I picked it out, we got in line to stuff the bear. The two guys in front of us were making dogs for their girlfriends, and one of the girlfriends called. The side of the conversation we heard was pretty funny. He couldn't tell her what he was doing really cuz the stuffed dogs were a surprise haha. When it was our turn to stuff it, Collin did all the work, including the heart thing. I had to laugh cuz the girl made him do everything but jump around. Haha. Tonya, I was gonna take pictures, but he wouldn't let me. And I couldn't sneak the camera outta my purse either. haha. Once we were done, I went and named it. You get one guess what I named it.....Took me alil while to come up with the name, but once I figured it out, it was like "Duhhhhh"......Take a guess Tonya. Haha. Again, I took a picture of the monkey, but my memory card (or possibly computer) is being dumb.
Once we got done paying for Padme (you knew that one Tonya, didn't you? hahaha), we had to leave in order to get him home by 5 ish. We had to stop at CVS in Swedesboro to pick up pictures for the corporate sponsor letters I'm sending out and go to Andy's house to drop off his brother's jersey. Finally we got back to my house at about 4:40 ish. After a good bye kiss and hug, he had to leave to get the Durango back to his dad.
It was a fun day, and I wish it didn't have to end. That and I wish his car was done. But, it'll be done soon, I know. I can't wait until the next day we have off. =] lol
My little boys are the most annoying boys ever. They are bratty and get EVERY thing they want pretty much. They have toys in every room in the house and decide that we have to drop everything we're doing just to take care of them.

That is my youngest boy =] I managed to get this picture this morning cuz he was standing still for once. That is one of the hardest things for him to do I think.

My two boys playing. Googly learned from his sister (who I don't have a picture in this post of her) to jump at the neck of Cody. He also does it to Jenny, but not as often. If you saw my two dogs playing, you'd understand where this kitten learns it from. It's very amusing for all of us to watch. =]
I thought that would be a fun, happy pick-me-up for everybody who is already having a bad day. Now it's time for me to get ready to go out today with Collin! =]

January 18, 2009

X's and O's

I'm sooo happy. Tomorrow we have off from school, and my mom said that I can go with Collin to Deptford to see a movie and go to the mall afterwards. =] That is, if Fred says we can take the Durango lol
Oh, and yesterday, I took a picture of our robot so far. Not gonna put it on here, but then Mr. Don took a picture of me taking a picture of the robot. The picture is above everything that I've typed so far cuz I can't get blogger to work out the way it should. Oh well. lol And you can only see the cRio on the robot, so it's all good =]

January 17, 2009


YAY!!! I love it when my mom does this...She grounds me for a week or two, but then a few days later, she lets me off of it pretty much! =] Tonya and Denise, don't remind her please!!!!!!!

So, Friday was ok I guess. Collin got his stitches removed. Oh, I got back my English paper on the trial from To Kill A Mockingbird.....I got a 99 on it!!! =] I'm sooo happy! lol Other than that, nothing really happened.

Today was ok I guess. During robotics Collin and I did electrical stuff. Afterwards, he drove me home and we were talking with my mom for alil while and just hanging out. Then my mom asked me and Collin to go to the Acme to get some stuff for dinner tonight since she can't drive. Poor Mom. She had an injection. =[ But so we went to Acme and got the stuff. Oh, and he asked my mom if I can go over on Monday. Like, if maybe we could go to the mall or something in Deptford...Her answer was "ask me tomorrow. Chances are yes" =] I'm soooo happy!!! lol
So, this weekend has been kinda boring. lol So far anyway. lol But fun at the same time haha. I'll try to post something tomorrow maybe if I'm allowed on. =]

January 15, 2009


I messed up last night. Not 100% sure exactly what I did, but I know I screwed up. I know cuz I'm grounded for 2 weeks. =[ It started last night, but I'm doing homework right now, so I'm allowed on the computer for that. Unless Shannon and I manage to kiss up to my mom enough, I won't be posting for 2 weeks. Which makes me sad. =[

January 13, 2009

Fun fun?

I've missed a few days on this....I have tried to keep up with it. But, life has been crazy. As usual. Haha.

Sunday was kinda uneventful. After church, my best friend Rachael and her brother and mom came over for the Eagles game. They brought their Wii with them, so we played games on there while Jenn and Mom watched the game. We made sugar cookies, and Rachael and I decorated them in Eagles things.

Monday was boring, but good. That was the first day I got to see Collin during school and know that after 3 hours I would get the chance to hug him again. Knowing that totally helped me get through each class. My bus even made it home before Shannon's did for once. I tutored Kristen, but this past week she had no problems really, so for half the time I was tutoring we were talking about science fair stuff. =] Once I got done my homework, I hopped on Chief Delphi for robotics stuff. Once my mom got home and was actually awake (she and the cat fell asleep on the bed for about half an hour) we went to my grandmom's for dinner. And after dinner, I was flipping channels, and Star Wars was on Spike! It was the 6th one, which I don't like a whole lot, but Star Wars is HUGE to me. haha. I prefer movies 1, 2, and 3 over the others. But like I said, Star Wars is awesome. Getting to watch it made me so much happier.

Today was a normal Tuesday. We had school today, and nobody showed up for us to tutor. So, Mrs. S told us that we could stay as long as we wanted, just to turn out the lights and close the door when we leave. We waited for my grandfather to get there, and Collin was messing with this program called Scratch on Mrs. S's computer. My grandfather got there, and then we went back to our house. Collin pulled this plug outta my wall that has been stuck there for about 6 months now. Then I did my math homework. It took less time than I thought it would, so once he was done his homework, Collin grabbed the slinky and we tried to get it to go down the smaller set of stairs in my house. They were too wide, so we tried my bedroom steps. That worked...Until the cat decided he liked the slinky too. Hahaha.

Robotics was actually interesting today. Denise brought dinner tonight, and it was really good. We didn't do our usual team meeting like every other night, so I was kinda happy. I had the team update with me, so I kinda did want to have the team meeting. Oh well. After dinner, Aaron gave me and Collin some math stuff to figure out for programming, and we tried to....It just didn't make sense really. So, tomorrow we're gonna go to DuPont for alil while, and then go talk to Mr. Lower about it to see if he can help us out. It'll be good for me too cuz I have him next semester for pre-calc. =]
So, that's how the last 3 days have gone. Pretty boring actually. lol

Tonya and Denise.....Guess how many more days.....=]

2 more days til he goes for his driver's test!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =]

I thought everybody would like that =]

January 10, 2009

2008 survey

Yes, I know that it's like, the 10 or something in January. But, I wanna do this. So...lol here is my 2008 survey lol

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
I controlled the arm in robotics =] lol

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I kinda did, kinda didn't

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My dad's brother's wife did =]

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No. Thank god.

5. What countries did you visit?
Nowhere. Unfortunately. lol

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A job here in Jersey

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Memorial Day because that was the day my heart was broken in half by someone, and another person started to mend my heart that day <3
Halloween because we did the bake sale and then trick-or-treated in Hancock's Bridge

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Erm....No finals

9. What was your biggest failure?
I dunno right now

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Mhm...Tendinitis thanks to Collin. LOL

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I have no clue

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Collin's. Easily. He was there for me even when I tried to push him away practically. He stayed up texting me some nights when I was crying so hard. And even when I did the worst thing possible to him, he still forgave me

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Can't say on here

14. Where did most of your money go?

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Christmas kinda lol

16. What songs will always remind you of 2008?
God. Uhm, a few.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder?
Eh, happier in some senses, sadder in others

b)thinner or fatter?
Thinner I think actually

c) richer or poorer?
Poorer lol

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Listened to my friends

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Bleh, can't really explain

20. How did you spend Christmas?
With my daddy and sister. And then we went out to see a movie =]

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
Yea, I did <3

22. What was your favorite TV program?
DEXTER!!! =]

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

24. What was the best book you read?
Oh god. I can't pick! lol

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I dunno

26. What did you want and get?
Somebody who actually cares about me with all they've got

27. What did you want and not get?
Erm, I dunno right now lol

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
A Walk to Remember and The Notebook <33

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I forget what I did lol 16

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
I dunno really lol

32. What kept you sane?
Friends. Diet Coke. Special Dark Chocolate. Knitting.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Eh, I dunno

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Don't care lol

35. Who did you miss?
Many people

36. Who was the best new person you met?
God. Uhm, I dunno. lol

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
You gotta trust your friends, and listen to your heart AND mind sometimes. And you can't get hung up on one person alone, especially after being hurt by them more than once.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
I can't think of one right now. It's 10:30 PM. lol

Tree burning

So, there is this thing we do in Pedricktown. Our Christmas tree burning. We are the only town in Salem County who is legally allowed to do this. We've been doing it for so long, the county just lets us continue to do it each year. Tonight, we burned Christmas trees.

Doesn't it just look awesome?? lol there was tons of smoke since they put a TON of diesel fuel on it this year. They didn't think that they were gonna get it to light lol

That is Rachael's little sister Madison. She's so cute. She wanted to cook a hot dog for herself, so we grabbed one, and out of the firehouse she walked to one of the smaller fires haha. Rachael saw me walking out there with Madison, realized we were gonna cook a hot dog, and she ran after us haha. She ended up cooking it for Maddie cuz Maddie didn't feel like doing it herself or something....Gotta love 7 year olds. LOL

Rachael and me!! =] I seriously love this girl. Like, really. lol She's been there for me through everything, and I am soooo happy her dad took her to the tree burning this year. Todd, if you ever read this....THANK YOU!!!! haha =]

Hehehe kisses make me smile =] or, at least Collin's kisses do lol I went to take a picture of us after the tree burning since I had taken one just as it started. and just as I started taking the picture, he kissed me on my cheek, and the picture ended up being of him kissing me on the cheek. Tho, I'm not complaining. Haha =] Obviously it's not hard for him to get me to smile lol ;] lol

That's one of our special things we actually do in Pedricktown. One of very few lol The next thing Pedricktown will have will probably be Pedricktown Day in October. So, yea, we have very few things in Pedricktown that are awesome lol well, take what you get I guess lol

January 9, 2009

Friday news? lol

Finally! A day where I can actually breathe! lol
So, Collin wasn't at school again today. But, his surgery was at 10 today, so that makes sense. He texted me at around 10 ish this morning telling me he got to the doctor's. He texted me almost 1:15 ish saying that it hurt. The numbing stuff wore off too soon. =[ So, he felt about half the stitches, most of the laser, and alot of the knife cutting into his back. =[ That's what he told me. My poor baby.

January 8, 2009

DuPont meet

Ok, so we had a DuPont meet today at Salem VoTech. JV lost (I forget the score) and it was pretty weird without Collin there today. Varsity lost by one point. So, now we're 3 and 2. Better than Salem's. Last I heard they were 1 and 3....lol
We stopped at McDonald's on our way to VoTech. This is the picture we got of Mr. T playing this game they had there:

Don't he look funny??? Haha He was trying to kill Ron cuz it was a Harry Potter game. He thinks that Ron should have died. So, he was going to kill him. LOL

I'm off to robotics soon once my uncle gets here. Fun fun? I'm gonna be the only student doing programming since Collin isn't coming and David has bowling practice. Oh, and Shannon isn't coming today either. Remind me to tell all 3 of them what happened tonight lol

January 7, 2009

Finally able to breathe

Wow. Yesterday was pure insanity almost. Collin and I tutored yesterday after school until about 3 ish, and went to DuPont Academic League for a few minutes, and then we realized that my grandfather was there to pick us up. So, we went out to the car and went back to my house for the hour or so that we had left before robotics. My uncle picked us up, and we went to robotics. Collin did a little bit of homework to do, and then he started to help me and David work on getting the old control panel off of the demo bot and put the new one on there to start programming and practicing for drive team. We got pretty far last night, and then everybody left at about 9 ish or so I think. Once I got home, I had to type up my essay for English. I think I went to bed at around 11 ish. ew. lol
Today was kind of insane, but not as bad. We had school, and once I got to school, I saw just how sick Collin looked. He had told me he wasn't feeling good this morning so he was gonna sleep on the bus to see if that made any difference. Nope. None at all. =/ Before 1st block started, he kept saying he was gonna be fine later today, and he was gonna tutor with me and all that crap. I kinda had my doubts, but figured that since it's his body, he must know better than I would. After second block, I went down to Cerrito's classroom. He met me about half way like usual, and he looked almost worse than he did before!!! Not good at all. So, we went back to Cerrito's room so he could drop off his stuff, and then he decided he probably should go to the nurse's. I walked with him down to the nurse's office, gave him a quick kiss, and then told him to text me if he decided he was gonna leave early. Once I got to lunch, I was miserable. I got my lunch and tried to cheer up. That's when I got the text from Collin telling me that he was going home early. And much to my dismay, I lost it. I actually broke down and started crying. Wasn't just because Collin was leaving early. It was more than likely cuz I'm just so strung out about robotics and other crap, so I lost it. =/
I went through the rest of the day pretty miserably, and at the end of the day when I went to meet Collin like I always do, I then remembered that he went home early. Ugh. So, then I went back the other way to go tutor. But, nobody showed up. Instead I sat in Mrs. S's room doing some things for her and talked with her for a little bit about some stuff, and when I went to go to DuPont, she told me that even tho I didn't tutor anybody, she was gonna give me the time for the community hours. So, for doing about 20 minutes of nothing really, she's giving me half an hour of community service. Gotta love Mrs. S. =] And she's a very good listener and she understands what I have to say.
I answered a few questions right at DuPont, so I was extremely happy about myself. Even a few without even having Mr. T help me out! =] My grandfather picked me up at about 3:15, and drove me home. I got some info for robotics, and my uncle picked us up to drive us there. We got alot done tonight, which was good. Tomorrow we are actually going to start programming I think. Tonight, David and I were able to get everything of the new control system mounted on the demo bot, every wire connected that should be, everything. =] We're so proud of ourselves, and Mr. Hinde was pretty proud of us too when I told him that all the wiring was done and we are ready to start programming. I took a picture of it on my mom's camera and also my phone, but I'm not gonna post it on here. Just in case other teams manage to find it. haha. not that it will help them much since it's the demo bot. Haha. I'll post them after build season is done. Along with pictures of the robot and everything else that I take pics of. I sent the picture off my phone to Collin to show him what we got done tonight.
Tomorrow is gonna suck tho. Collin's not going to school cuz he doesn't feel good. Which means school is gonna be extremely long since I won't get to see him at all. But, he needs the rest more than I need to see him. And that means that since he's not gonna be at school, he won't be at robotics. And David won't be there either. So, I'm by myself on programming. Well, student wise I am. Urrrg. =/ And Shannon isn't feeling good, which means maybe she won't be there either. If I make it through tomorrow in one piece, it'll be amazing.

January 5, 2009

Proves the robo nerd!

Ok, this proves that I'm a robo nerd....

For my persuasive essay I am having to write for English, I'm doing it on how there should be a FIRST robotics team in every county in the US....At least one! Haha but, that proves the robo nerdiness. Is nerdiness even a word?? lol
I thought Tonya and Denise and anybody else of that family who reads my blog would find that amusing. And like I told Denise on my status on facebook....My essay is alot more persuasive than Collin's was last year....His was on energy drinks I think. I'm pretty sure it was cuz I remember helping him with it during a robotics meeting last year during build season. So, I think mine is gonna be better. Haha. No offense Collin, if you read this lol. =]

January 4, 2009

Lunacy I tell you! Lunacy!!

Alright. So, this year we are playing a game called Lunacy for the FIRST robotics. This game is extremely confusing actually, and the animation video will explain more than me attempting to would.
Here are what the "Moon Rocks" look like that we are playing with this year:

Isn't that gonna be interesting??? Haha We aren't that excited about it yet.....We're still trying to build the robot!

See? There are some people trying to figure out strategies for this year's game.

And this is a picture of me and Collin that our friend David took on Saturday. Bright and early in the morning. Haha.
So, we spent from 8 until 4:30 in the workshop yesterday. Then from 10 until a little after 4 today. I was able to get my uncle to come today, so chances are he's going to become a mentor. Which is good. He already is becoming cohorts - I mean friends - with our welder, Mr. Weick. Good thing....Right? Haha. Collin's mom, half brothers and stepdad picked us up and dropped us off at his dad's house. Poor Allyson was sick and throwing up when we got there. =[ It wasn't pretty. Fred made lasagna which was REALLY good. And then we left there at like 7:30 so I could be home by 8.
This weekend was fun ish I guess during robotics. But the next 6 weeks are gonna be hell on earth. It really is. But, it'll be worth it. We just gotta raise the money to go to Nationals this year. Cuz according to Mrs. Danner, this is our year to shine since the game is called Lunacy, and our team is called the LuNaTeCs. Oh! And on the note of raising money....I reached my goal of $800!! My grandmother from California sent us a check of $500, and since I only had a few 100 to go, Mrs. Danner and my mom decided to put as much of the money as I needed to get my $800, and then any other money me or my sister raises will be put towards her goal. Once she reaches her $800, we're gonna go back to splitting each amount half and half for us. =]

January 2, 2009


I'm finally home!!!!!

Our flight was delayed until 11:30 (It was supposed to take of at 10:55) and we had to be awake by 7. Thank god for Collin. I had asked him last night if he could call me at 7 to wake me up. Well, he called at 7:09 and then also at 7:10, and I didn't answer both times. I was very involved in my dream you see. Haha. When he called at 7:11, I woke up. Then we talked for like, 17 minutes or so, which made me happy.
Tomorrow starts build season for robotics, so my posts will be few and far between probably. I'll try to post something at least once a week. Dunno if it'll work tho. lol These next 6 weeks are gonna be long.
Just wanted to give that quick update. Night everybody!

Fog and Robot Monkeys

Ok, so, the weather today was extremely foggy, so I couldn't drive my grandmom's mini. Sucks, but oh well. Here is a picture of me with all the fog behind me.

And here is a picture of all the fog. You usually can see the road and highway and stuff. But not today. =[ Can't even see the outlines of the hills!!

So, my dad's girlfriend came by a little earlier to drop off my dad's phone charger and also a present for me. I had emailed her about something a day or two after we all celebrated Christmas, and today before we left to go see my dad's little cousins, he mentioned to my grandmother that Claudia was dropping by to give me something.

She had made me a stained glass purple robot monkey. It's amazing. I would love to hang it on the Christmas tree at my mom's house next year, but she doesn't like my dad's girlfriend like, at all, so it would only cause drama in my house. So, I dunno where I'm gonna put it yet. When I get my car, I would love to hang it off the rear view mirror, but I'm afraid it might be too heavy. Eh, we'll find out. My dad thinks I should put it somewhere where my mom is gonna see it almost every day. haha. He instigates ALOT. Must be where I get it from. hahaha *Angelic*

This is gonna be the last post until I get home tomorrow night. My plane leaves at about 10 ish in the morning PST, and I forget about what time we land. I know the plane ride is about 5 hours and 15 minutes or so. It'll be good to be home. I'm actually looking forward to Saturday, cuz even tho it's the start of build season, I finally get to see Collin again. These 2 weeks or so have been SO long and hard to bear. Summer is gonna be harder since it's a month that I'm gone, but I'm not gonna think about that until it comes. I hope that on Saturday Collin can come over after we get done robotics. He still owes me a few chick flicks like he promised me before we even started going out. hahaha. =]

January 1, 2009

New Year's Eve =]

OMG, so, on New Year's Eve we went to this place called Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz with my aunt, uncle, baby cousin, and my aunt's parents. It's really creepy at the Mystery Spot because when you are in the second room of the cabin, you are standing at a 17 degree angle. Even when you're trying to stand up straight. It's creepy. I wasn't able to take any pictures because I forgot my memory card at my dad's house, so, no pictures. =[ My aunt got some pictures tho and will be sending them to me soon I hope! =]
After my dad came home from work yesterday and we were done packing, we drove up to San Francisco to see my godfather and his wife. omg, my godfather is the same as he was the last time I saw him (which was a few years ago) and his new wife is awesome. She acts just like him. Or, all of his good qualities anyway. =] His parents were at their house too, so we caught up with them on some things. I'm not quite sure who the other couple was, but they were nice none the less. Uncle Will's parents were asking me all about the engineering program and were so into it all. It was pretty sweet. lol
Then we went out to dinner with my grandparents at this little Italian place. I ate chicken picatta, and I've decided that is one of my new favorite dishes. Haha. I think that Collin should totally learn how to fix it so he can make it for me soon. Haha. ;] Then my sister and I went home with my grandparents in my grandmom's mini since my dad was going to a few parties. We got to their house and watched Made of Honor which was sooo funny. And on the way home from dinner, my grandmom decided that today she was gonna take me to an empty parking lot and she's gonna teach me how to drive her Mini. =] They also decided that I will get the '88 (or maybe it's an '89) Mazda rX7. They just gotta fix the paint job and do a few minor things to it, and my grandfather is gonna drive it cross country for me at some point. YAY!! It's like Christmas all over again!!
So, New Year's Eve was pretty sweet. Let's just hope that 2009 is just as awesome =]

Happy New Year everybody!!

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