Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"everybody rise and sing"

So, Sunday night, Mom and I went to Frazer to see Fee and Jonny Diaz. Oh- and a little group called MercyMe, too. We had amazing seats. I was a little scared about ending up on the camera!
Jonny Diaz was the opening act for the show. He sand a really funny song about being the opening act. And mentioned how the lights at his merchandise table were from his living room. He's the one that sings "More Beautiful You" (you remember, that video I posted a few weeks back?). Before we left, I got a picture. With him. and "the living room lights".
The middle act was Fee. They're pretty much the reason why I wanted to go to the concert. By the way, they have a new CD called "Hope Rising" that we bought that night and I love it! If you're looking for something to listen to in the car or whatever, I think it's great driving music. I mean, I drive 30 minutes to school everyday, so I should know, right? Anyways, when we were leaving (we left a little early so I could go home and study, lame, I know!) Mom and I spotted them by the tables, so I HAD to have a picture. Because, you know, they're my favorite. :)
As I mentioned earlier, we left a little early. We heard MercyMe sing like 3 songs and then we left. They're just not my favorite, and I had an Astronomy test on Monday (we'll see how I did tomorrow...). After a pit stop at Arby's, the Madre and I headed home after a night of fun and music. Yay. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009


I want to wake up
I want a restart
Put the drumbeat back in my heart.
I need to be revived
Bring me back to life.
-"Heartbeat" Remedy Drive

Saturday, October 24, 2009


hom-com-ing: noun. 1: A return home. 2. the return of a group of people usually on a special occasion to a place formerly frequented or regarded as home; especially: an annual celebration for alumni at a college or university.
okay, so I get why the high school has homecoming. i mean, it's fun to come home and go to a football game and all. and the parade and all that good stuff. but honestly, why do 5,6, and 7 year olds need a homecoming. so, that they can have an excuse to have a pep rally or something? I mean, it's not like they're going to come back to see the youngest group play when they're 8 or something. they can't drive themselves back, the only reason they might come back is if their parents brought them. but, that's beside the point. today was homecoming for the WYFL.
this kid is pretty amazing if I say so myself. he's number nine. i might be a bit biased though. seeing as this kid is my little brother and all. just saying. even though we lost to Prattville, 50 something to 28, this kid scored not one, not two, but THREE touchdowns. two of which were 65 yards. that's pretty cool if i say so myself.
the whole family joined in on the fun of cheering today. even though we lost, it was a very entertaining game. now, if I can just get those auburn tigers to play, we'll be in good shape.
Go Indians and War Eagle!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

cookie time!

I made chocolate chip cookies today. I went all out and made homemade, too. Or...nonBreakandBakes homemade. Betty Crocker might have helped me a little.
First, you mix the butter and the egg. And then you mix the powdery stuff. And then...you roll them into not so little balls and put them on a pan. And you stick them in the oven. And you wait. And wait. And wait. For 8 minutes.
And then, you eat them!
This recipe was supposed to make 3 dozen. I got 2 dozen. But, I like bigger cookies....and cookie dough. So...
Yummy, yummy cookies. The only thing is these don't have the cool little squares in the middle.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Tailgates and Favorite Teams

So, I know that alot of my posts around here have revolved about Auburn. I mean, I only lived there for a year. :) So, anyways, when Kelly's Korner decided to do a blog hop about tailgates and favorite teams, I HAD to join in.
Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner
You see, I haven't always been an Auburn fan. We moved to Alabama when I was 4, and my family never decided who we should "go for". I remember growing up, we would always have Auburn/Alabama day during homecoming (you know you live in the South when...). I would always just "go for" whoever my friends were. And the team I picked was usually the one that lost. Imagine that. I always said I never wanted to go to Auburn or Alabama. They were too big- and I hated football. But, come senior year, I decided to apply to Alabama. And then Auburn. Because I didn't want to regret it later. And somehow or another, I decided in April that I needed to go to Auburn. But, I still wasn't a fan. And I still hated football. There was no way I would be attending a game with 80,000 people. Oh no. But then, I had some people at church tell me I needed to go ahead a buy some student tickets. Or I'd really regret it later. Or something like that. Turns out, tickets sell out like 2 minutes after they go online...it's apparently a big deal. So, by some miracle...I got tickets...yes, me. The one person at Auburn who really didn't want any.
I went to my first Auburn football game in August 2008. All my friends were going, and it's not like there was anything better to do. So, my friend Ivy that had tailgated her whole life (or something like that) and I went to the Wesley Foundation tent to tailgate.
Then, we found out that AUMC had a tailgate. So, we started tailgating with them. Now, I should probably explain what I mean by tailgate. Because, by tailgate, I mean, you can have like 4 canopy tents, a camping tent, a firepit, some big screen tvs (oh-we tailgate next to a really cool guy that has a tailgating trailer with like 6...google it). And food (don't forget the grill-yes, it might have caught on fire last year, but the firefighters next to us didn't really want to help...they were a little out of it.)And beanbag games. Because it's an all day event. And we have to entertain ourselves somehow, right? We go all out.
Somewhere in the middle of all of this I became an Auburn fan. One thing that has been mentioned before on Kelly's Korner is how all the SEC girls like to dress up. And by dress up, I mean, dresses and heals. I'm still not completely sold on the idea myself. I mean, I have some navy dresses in the closet, but when game day comes, I'm really leaning towards the shorts and a t-shirt. I value my comfort a little when it comes to waiting in the stadium for 2 hours prior to the game (student section is first come first serve...except for the fraternities) and then 2 hours outside the gate before that. I mean, Auburn is in the South and it gets a little warm outside in August/September. And October. But, once you get into the stadium, there is something in the air that I just can't put into words. I love it. The feeling cheering for your team (though I'm still not lovin' the yell leader. I think he needs to get off the podium and quit annoying me. He takes my focus off the game).Oh- and the really cool And when the eagle flies around the stadium everyone yells "Warrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Eagle!". I love Auburn football. Now, if Chizik can help Auburn win the Iron Bowl this year, that'd be great.
And the opening videos during pregame are pretty cool, too. This video is this year's video, but I think they changed the song and some stuff after the first game. But I like this one. :)

War Eagle!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


The TV show I like to watch seem to come in phases that rotate through the seasons. I'm still trying to figure out why a show can't be on all year long and run on Spring/Fall and Summer/Winter type schedules. It doesn't make sense. Like, last fall I was all into Secret Life and Greek. They were my shows. I didn't miss them. And then ABC family decided to trade them in for Lincoln Heights. I'm not a fan. So...I got into Discovery Health and TLC. You know...The Duggars and The Gosselins. Yes, I like Jon and Kate Plus 8. Pre-divorce. Too much drama now. And then, Secret Life came back on in January, so I watch that (and made fun of it) until the season ended again and I resorted back to TLC. And Toddlers and Tiaras.
So, then I came home for the summer. And Secret Life came back on. And then went off again (are you seeing a pattern here, because I am). So, I was at a loss for what to watch. Because I don't really watch TV on a TV. I watch it online. And you know, Hannah Montana and JONAS gets old after awhile. So, then I heard from a friend about this great show called "Glee". It's about a high school show choir and it's kind of like a musical. Kind of like High School Musical for big people (older than preteen big people). And...I admit. I love it. (And I can watch it online)

So, yeah. I'm love Glee. I think it's pretty amazing.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I went to lunch with my best friend from high school and a couple of her friends from college today. We met at Zaxby's to eat lunch and then at the end of the meal, we took a picture. I mean, we did have her boyfriend there and he had to be put to use somehow, right? It would have been kind of hard to do the "stick the camera an arm's length away" for four people, right? And, I have to say he did a decent job with my camera that is not cooperating and not so great lighting. :) We only look slightly awkward, but this was the best shot. It's photoshopped, of course. We looked a little blueish. I had to fix that. :)
I haven't seen Alicia since this past summer. Which isn't all that long...but it's kind of sad when you live maybe 20 minutes away from each other and go to school maybe 10 minutes from each other. We're gonna have to work harder on that one!
So, I'm convinced that my camera is about to die on me. Now, I have had this feeling for about a year now. But, now all the pictures I take are blurry(and I don't move that much!) and the colors are all weird. Like, as I mentioned before, in the pictures from Zaxby's our skin was bluish. And we looked weird. Oh- and my camera sounds like a dying cat (not that I know what one of those sounds like, but it sounds like I would imagine a dying cat would sound). So, I don't think that's a very good sign. Just saying. Not cool. :)
I have to mention that I felt grown-up today. I mean, getting dressed up cute to go to lunch with friends sounds like a really grown up thing to do, right? :) And the whole, "getting back together with high school friends" sounds like I'm reminiscing, right? But, it also kind of scares me. I'm really growing up. In like 3 years, I'll be working. At a real job. With real kids. It won't just be tests and assignments for me...I'll be the one doing the teaching. In 3 years, I'll be living my own life...not with my parents, at least. I'll have to do all the cooking and cleaning. And laundry. That's scary.
I'm not sure I really want to grow up anymore, come to think of it.
I feel old.