Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I Believe..

I believe in laughter..
I totally agree with what this woman wrote. I have certainly had my fair share of embarrassing moments and I am only 18 years old! The best way to get over something like that, is to laugh it off. I feel as long as you laugh, you will let people know that it does not bother you and they are bound to start laughing with you. Laughter is one of the keys to life, I think, and  I will never stop laughing.

I didn't wash my car last month..
After reading this passage, I see where this man is coming from. The rocking chair test is simple yet, very important. Everyone likes to have a clean house or car, but in reality, that won't matter when you're 80 years old and looking back on your life. Of course you should keep things some what tidy, but obsessing over the little things is not neccassary. The rocking chair test reminds you of what is important in life and what matters. Having a clean car every month is not something that matters.

Be Cool to the Pizza Delivery Dude..
I have always felt bad for delivery people. No matter young or old, I always feel bad for them. Why do I feel bad for them? Because they spend their time driving around to other peopls' houses, bringing them their food. Pizza delivery people also get to deal with the attitudes of all the customers. After working at JoAnn Fabrics, I appreciate cashiers, waiters and pizza delivery people so much more. They have to do what no one else wants to.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Have a Stalker

It never once crossed my mind that such a thing would happen to me. I am a normal human being, with a normal boring life. I spend hours at my crammed office space, arguing with my fellow employees about reality television, things that do not matter in life. I finish my longs, dreary days with a long run to let go of all the negative energy I may have.
On one of these very needed runs, I was running through the path surrounded by numerous trees. It was clear that autumn had made its make on this area. The leaves on the trees were a rusty, orange color and the smell of fall setting in was almost theraputic. While making my way through the woods, I was thanking God for this beautiful day when all of the sudden, I came upon a stray cat.The cat was almost an exact replica of Garfield, with the exception of its size. I had never once come across a cat that looked like this.
 Let me get this clear, I am not a big fan of animals, let alone cats. It looked very helpless, almost pathetic. I slowed to a stop, and starred at the little thing. To my surprise, it starred right back at me. I looked to the left, and it did the same. I looked to the right, and it followed as well. I soon became tired of this cat and began to run again.
As I turned the corner to get on my street, I saw an orange object appear. I knew it wasn't flowers becuase I do not have the time to plant any. I thought,"maybe it is the neighbor's mums." However, as I got closer i realized, with much dismay, that it was the Garfield cat. I was astonished. This animal had followed me home! I could the wave of anxiety encompass me, and I began to sweat. "Why would this thing follow me", I thought. I quickly ran to my front door, stormed into the house, and slammed the door behind me. I then peered out the window, only to see that the cat was still sitting there. It was almost as if the animal was stalking me.
I woke the next morning to the sound of nothing. It was definitly, quite eerie. I slowly walked down the windy stairs to the first floor. I noticed that the stairs were covered in dust bunnies. I made a mental note to make sure that the bunnies get taken care of. As I walked past the front door, I looked out to see if the cat was still there. I then screamed at the top of my lungs as I found three, dead birds in front of the cat. "The cat had killed them!", I thought. I ran to my kitchen, picked up a spoon (which was the only thing I could find) and ran out into the morning sun. I ran at the cat, telling it to leave and go away. As I continued to make a scene, some of my neighbors came outside once they had heard me screaming. "What are you yelling at?", they said. "This cat is stalking me!", I exclaimed. But as I turned around, the cat was gone. It was no where to be scene. My neighbors, I was sure of it, thought I was a lunatic. However, I still see the cat from time to time, stalking my existence.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Every Monday, the cross country team travels to Highbanks. Highbanks is a park filled with paths to walk through the tree covered, woods. Although Highbanks is typically a very peaceful place to be, I dread going there every week. While the team is at Highbank, we run six miles through the hilly course. Some people run eight or four miles, depending on their training. I am one of the people that has to run six miles. The first time we ran at this park was also the first time I would run six miles without stopping. Needless to say, I was a little nervous. As we started running, it was not as bad as I thought it would be. There were very large hills, and plenty of them, but I knew this would only help me later on in the season. However, as we turned the corner to face the BFH, big freaking hill, I could feel my body preparing itself to double over. It was as if the hill was never ending! As I finally reached the top, my legs were cement boulders. It was a workout to even move them a step forward. With all the pain and exhaustion I was experiencing, I knew I stil had to go on. I continued through the gravel path, the winding turns, and steep inclines and declines till I finally reached the stairs. This was the most enormous set of stairs I had ever seen. I began sprinting up the stairs, taking two at a time. As I reached the top, the feeling of happiness encompassed me. I had never been so relieved to be done with a workout. "That wasn't that bad", I said to my friend natalie, "I am so glad we are done though." Natalie then said, "Oh no we have another two miles to go." The stairs and I continued to meet every Monday after that.

Monday, September 19, 2011


This chair was cold, dark and not in the slightest bit comfortable. Attempting to become comfortable was completely pointless. Sitting up straight was the most reasonable way to sit in this chair but, it required too much effort. I knew this chair would be my imprisonment for the next two hours, so I would have to get over myself. Time passed as slowly as the ant was crawling on the ground. The classroom became muggy due to the early summer heat. I did not want to take this exam seriously, but my grade depended on it. My legs were soon sweating, and sticking to the chair. I then thanked God that this chair did not have any sort of fabric on it because if it did, my legs would be irritated and itchy too. I knew, but did not want to admit, that i was lucky to have this chair.
As the clock struck twelve, I jumped out of the chair and ran out of class. Summer had finally begun! Just as I got out of the room, I realized the chair would spend its summer in the dreaded school. On that note, i ran back into the classroom, picked up the chair amd headed towards three beautiful months of summer. I thought to myself, "this chair got my through my last exam, the least I could do is give it a summer too." The chair has been with me ever since.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ten abilities

Leadership- I am able to take charge and get things done but also lead people in the right direction.
Responsible- Being responsible will come into play when I am older and have an adult job. I will be able to get my job done and do it well.
Motivation- I motivate myself to do my homework and try and excell at everything I do in life.
Athletic- I enjoy working out and staying in shape. This is a great quality to posess because I will be able to take that with me as I grow older and continue to stay healthy.
Maturity- Being mature helps me in high school and it will also help me in college becuase I am bigger than all the pointless drama that goes on. I don't involve myself in it and I try not to make it a part of my life.
Caring- I am a mother figure to my little sisters and also my little brother. I know this will only help me be a better, more caring parent to the children I have some day.
Extrovert- I enjoy being with people and working with them. I believe it will help me out in the futture because I plan to go into a career that requires working with people.
Fashionable- I like to dress well and wear what fits my body the most. I don't like very tight or revealing clothing and that will help me as I grow older and wear items that are for my age.
Smart- I know I am intelligent and that will help me get through college and the rest of my life.
Self-Confidence- I believe in myself and I know that I can do anything I put my mind to. I encourgae myself and that also encourages the people around me.