Archive for November, 2008

New Camera!!!

   I’m at my friend Erin’s house right now, but I wanted to let everyone know that I have a new camera! As many of you know, mine was stolen during the quiz trip to Kentucky. I shopped around for awhile and finally narrowed it down to two cameras. A Sony Cybershot and a Kodak Easyshare. After some thought, I decided on the Easyshare because it cost less and I liked the look a bit better. So this afternoon I went into a Best Buy with Erin. She had told me that they were going out of business and I went in with her to see if they had any special deals. We got in and discovered that they were not going out of business, but I got some questions answered and was wishing that I could just go ahead and get the camera, but I new that it was impossible. So I turned around to go and there was an associate who had just walked up behind me. I jumped a little and he apologized and said, “You looking to buy a camera?” “I wish.” “Well, I usually work in computers, but what’re you looking at?” “The Kodak here.” “Oh, really? If you want something with the same options for less money (and which I personally like better) there’s the Sony.” He stepped over a little bit and out of all of the Sony cameras, he picked the cybershot that I had been looking at! “It’s on sale until we close tonight.” I looked: $50 off the original price. I asked some more questions. He didn’t have all of the answers because he works in computers, but he looked up the information that he didn’t know. Well, I don’t carry money with me most of the time, and basically never more than $10, but Mom and Dad were in town and they have credit cards, checks, etc. So I borrowed Erin’s cell phone and called them to ask them to stop by Best Buy and get the camera. 😀 So my new camera is at home with my family and I’m here at Erin’s… dying to see it!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL I am SO happy, though! I also got a memory stick. I think Dad told me that it was $30 off! So I hope that everything is really working out as well as I think it is. I keep thinking that something is going to be wrong just because I’ve never handled the camera. lol There’s faith for you!

Anyhow… I need to get going. Mom wanted me to be sure that I get into bed in good time since we have to be at church in the morning. It’s about an hour from Erin’s.

Pictures will follow!!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey, ya’ll! I hope that your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Mine was pretty good. I’ll share some pics in just  a minute. First I’ll let ya’ll know what’s going on with the giveaway. We have a winner! My method of choosing the winner was about as random as it gets. I wrote all SIX names down on slips of paper, shook the papers, and picked one. Each of the girls who entered only had a 16.7% chance of winning, so that’s not much. Anyhow, I hope to get the CD and book in the mail next week.

Yesterday was not a good camera day for me. lol *sigh* I kept forgetting to get the camera out! 😦 Thanks to Erica, though, for letting me keep borrowing her camera. Hopefully I’ll be able to get one soon…

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The Pecan Pie. I made the crust, mom made the filling. 🙂

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Pumpkin Pie #1. I made the crust, Erica made the filling. (The decorations are leaves and acorns)

 

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Pumkin Pie #2 -same as above

 

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Making rolls

 

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YUM!!!!

 

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Someone wanted to help…. eat turkey!

 

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Attempt #1…

 

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Attempt #2

 

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Attempt #3 (ouch)

 

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Attempt #4

 

 

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OKAY… so no smile pictures! How about just a pic of him taking a drink?

Now for the disturbing news: After all of my reminding myself and being reminded by others that we wanted to take pics of our feast… We forgot! 😦 My day wasn’t ruined, but I was still pretty mad.

Anyhow. I had a great day. We finished off the day by watching Facing the Giants and playing games.

Hope your day was as good as mine!

It’s me!

Hey, everyone! It’s me! And I’m actually going to tell you about some of what’s going on right now in my life. Where to start is the major question, I guess. lol I don’t remember the last time I really told anyone what all is happening.

So… first off, school. *ahem!* Did I really want to go there? I guess so. History is awesome! I’m basically done for the semester except for a thing I need to finish on Bloody Mary. [NOTE: Testament to my good upbringing: I felt VERY disrespectful as I typed that name… lol!] Writing is going really well, too. I have a couple of B’s, which irritates me, but it’s mostly A’s. My grandma has been grading my work, so I email it to her when I’m done. It’s really cool ’cause before I just knew that I’d done everything and wasn’t sure if it was a good job or not. When I have kids I am totally going to grade their work for them! Math… I don’t want to talk about, so we’ll skip it. Science is really cool, but SLLLLOOOWWW.  VERY slow. I’m getting as far behind as I was when I started. NOT cool, but at least I’m enjoying what I’m learning, right? Literature is pretty awesome. I’m doing a study thing on Jane Eyre. Right up my ally, that is. Charlotte Bronte was amazing! 

Quizzing is going okay. I have Mark 1-5 quotable, 6-8 almost quotable, 9-13 content, 15 & 16 is what I’m working on, and 1,2,3 John & Jude looks pretty good. I just need to put more time into it all. I’d certainly appreciate your prayers. I think (though I don’t know this for sure) that our next tournament will be CI. That’s the tournament that we have at our church. (Colorado Invitational) That’s Feb. 13 & 14. (My B-day! How cool is that??? I get to do one of my favorite things on my B-day! [assuming that I make the team…])

My piano lessons are going well. I’m finding out that my previous teacher didn’t teach me quite right. Just a little frustrating to have to break old habits. *sigh* But I’m having SO much fun! I love playing the piano!!!! Right now I’m working on re-doing “A Christmas Overture” by Philip Keveren. I did it three years ago, but I love it enough to do it again, and I learned a couple of parts wrong, so it’ll be good to go back and do it right. Maybe I’ll tape myself doing it and post it on youtube. MAYBE. It’s not on youtube, so I can’t give you a link to watch someone else play it. The other piece that I’m working on is Rondo Alla Turca (Mozart). That’s pretty popular, so there’s a bunch on youtube. I’ll let you find it yourself if you’re interested. I’m almost done with it. 

We just watched the “new” Sense and Sensibility. It was pretty good! I think that I might even like it better than the old one. Wiloughby wasn’t as good, but the rest were great! And John Dashwood’s son!!!!! The Dashwoods didn’t have a kid in the old (Kate Winslet) one. Anyhow. I’d highly recommend it to ya’ll. There was one swear word, but once you’ve seen it, you’ll know exactly where to mute it from there on out. Anyhow…

I need to get going. I’m going to make some pie crusts! My sister needs the computer, so that’s another reason for me to get going. 

Hope ya’ll have a great thanksgiving!

Giveaway! Last Chance!

Just a reminder about my giveaway… You have ’til noon tomorrow, my friends! Take the opportunity while it’s here!

 

I’m having my first giveaway! Here are the details that you’ll want to know:

  • Where? Right here!
  • When? You can enter from now until Thanksgiving. I’ll be drawing for the winner on Thanksgiving day.
  • What? Crystal Paine’s CD What to do While Waiting for Prince Charming  and her book A Maiden in Waiting


I won these at a giveaway almost a year ago and was blessed by them, so I decided to pass them along! Here are some suggestions for entering the contest:

  • You must comment on this post! [Okay… so that’s not a suggestion :D]
  • Please tell your friends! The reason that I’m having this giveaway for so long is that I have zero traffic most of the time, so I don’t want it just to be a toss-up between two people! :p
  • Please tell me if you’d prefer me contact you via email or your blog in the event that you win.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! 

Don’t Get Offended!

I really am going to update about my life soon. Tomorrow, I hope. Just depends how much Thanksgiving baking Mom has for me to do. =D In the mean time, here are 6 truths of life that I thought ya’ll might find interesting.

 

 

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2. All idiots, after reading the first truth, will try it.

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3. And discover that The first truth is a lie

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4. You’re smiling now because you’re an idiot.

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5. You soon will forward this to another idiot.

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6. There’s still a stupid smile on your face.

So…

I’m getting all of the political stuff AFTER the election! What is up with that??? Some of it is kinda funny, so I’m just going to put anything I get on this post so that it’ll all be in one place in case I want to look back on it in years to come. If I do look back, I’ll probably sigh and say, “sad but true” about some of this. Here’s what I’m starting with:

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HTML issues

Okay, so generally speaking I can work HTML and get my blog to look the way I want, but if you look at the bottom of my left module, you’ll see a link that isn’t supposed to be there. I WANT my traffic to show up, not a link to feedjit. Does anyone have an idea of how to fix it? Thanks!