Last weekend I turned sixteen! WOOHOO! For my sixteenth birthday party I went laser tagging. It was great fun. : )
I had a great birthday and I would love to name the gifts that I received.
From my oldest brother I got a Wii classic controller! (Thanks Benny!!!)
From my second oldest brother I got a "Dwarf Supply Crate". Inside the "Crate" was an assortment of things all wrapped in brown paper and cleverly named. These items included... "Kogorans' Special bitter brew, Made by Dwarves for dwarves" AKA Henrys root-beer, an "Officers Award" which was a large glass mug with my name engraved on the front in a pewter plate, "Two day Emergency rations" this was some REALLY good jerky, "After Battle Refreshment" a yummy mint chocolate bar, and last but certainly not least "Advanced Dwarven Tactics Training, Dwarf Eyes ONLY"... Halo 3. : ) (Thank you Joey!!)
My Little Sister got me "Mr. Bean the complete bean" Eve…
Two Names You Go By: 1.Miss Cheet 2. Cheetah Barittah
Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now: 1.Denim Shorts 2. Blue T-Shirt
Two Things You Would Want (or have) in a Relationship: 1. Common views about the world and religion 2. Someone Who makes me laugh and Vice versa
Two of Your Favorite Things to Do: 1. Be completely alone 2.Hang out with my Family
Two Things You Want Very Badly At The Moment: 1. The house project to be done! 2.chocolate cake : )
Two Longest Car Rides: 1. Once I had to ride from Eugene, Oregon to Reno, Nevada. Driving all day through farms seems like a lifetime... especially when you have to drive back in two days. 2. Another time was when the entire family piles in the car to drive to Grass Vally, California. A car trip seems longer when you hold a hamster cage on you lap the whole time. : )
Two Favorite Holidays: 1. Christmas 2. Thanksgiving
Two Favorite Beverages: 1. Cold milk 2.REALLY COLD water
Two Things About Me You May Not Have Known: 1.I am TERRIF…
Yesterday I cheered and clapped, sitting on the edge of my seat watching my absolute favorite tennis player, Roger Federer, play in the final match of the U.S. Open! I had never hated commercials more. Roger Federer Won Yesterday making that his fourth U.S. Open win in a row and his twelfth grand slam win, both record makers.
This last week, May 13 through 17, I was in Disneyland, California! We flew into John Wayne airport and settled into our hotel room in time to see a WONDERFUL fireworks show out our window above Disneyland!
Early the next morning we used our early admittance tickets and entered the park an hour early! That was a fun filled day as we hit every ride we wanted including The Indiana Jones ride three times, The Pirates of the Caribbean ride two times, and many others! We were fortunate that they opened Splash Mountain the day we arrived when we had read that it would be closed, a happy surprise!
Another Happy surprise was seeing crewmen setting up the set where Pirates of the Caribbean will Premiere, on May 19.
The next day we went to Disney's California Adventure where we enjoyed Elevators that dropped ten floors (we rode that twice), and many very very fast roller-coasters! We ended this day with a water rafting ride that COMPLETELY drenched my Mom... hilarious. : ) All in good fun.
Kumea (Koo-may) was a little girl. She was the age of ten and always wore pigtails clasped with a bright blue ribbon. Every morning Kumea woke up early, with the sun, and helped her mother tend to the rice farm in beautiful Japan. This farm year was different than all the others. The rice paddy was a sickly brownish yellow instead of bright lush green, and at night she would hear her parents talking about how the emperor would take their farm away if the weather didn’t change.
One morning Kumea was gathering water from the creek when she thought she heard movement in the forest behind her house. Kumea took a little cup, filled it with water, and carried it over to a small yellow flower behind a shed. Slowly she poured water on the flower like she had done for weeks when her mother wasn’t looking.
Just then a large cart approached the farmhouse with armored soldiers in it. Kumea peeked around the corner of the shed and watched the soldiers walk to her Father. The soldiers and her fa…
I can hardly believe the capability of people to just be heartless. Cliques are such a horrible thing, making so many people sad. Don't you hate it when someone says, "Partner up!" and you are the last person chosen? It is so much worse when you are the last person for months. Kids can be soooo cruel. What about when the kids start playing dirty? When they start spreading rumors? What if they are trying to crush a person? It sure stinks to be the person on the "crush" list! As you can tell I am having social problems.
I don't usually care about the Grammys but some special people were nominated this time. When I say special people I am talking about Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. Bob Dylan won TWO Grammys one for "Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance" and another for "Best Contempory Folk/Americana Album". Go Bob! Sadly, he lost one for "Best Rock Song". But he won TWO!!!!! Tom Petty was nominated twice! Good for him! One that he was nominated for was "Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance" which Bob won.
I think they both did wonderfully! I am happy for them!
It was a hot dusty day at the Pony Express station. There were no packages coming and the riders were getting antsy. Jesse, the youngest rider at age 16, was re-shoeing his pony, and Kale, Jesse’s older brother, was sitting on the porch watching the Texas dust blow.
Jesse stood up, patted the pony and said, “Well Sarah, we are ready to go now.” He then walked to the water barrel and drank a large ladleful, liquid rolling down his shirt.
Kale looked at the horizon and saw two dark silhouette’s approaching.
“Hey Jesse!” Kale hollered, “I think a job’s a- comin’.”
Jesse looked around the corner of the station to see the figures growing by the second. He quickly ate a biscuit, then stood on the porch watching as the men arrived.
The men were obviously military, both wearing navy blue uniforms, their horses were stark black with manes and tales cut short.
“What can we do for you’s today?” Kale asked.
“We need you to deliver a package to Baton Rouge, Louisiana,” one of the men said.