Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgivings

I am so thankful for my family for being there every step of the way, my friends for sticking with me-despite me being, well, me, and my choir for presenting me with opportunities daily.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Rules to Fabulousity

1. Look your best!
Let's face it- as children, we loved dressing up, and for most girls, we still do. Often at school I get asked how can I dress so nicely or why do I dress up for school? And after thinking about it for sometime, I realized, that looking nice and feeling confident come hand in hand. And the sad truth is, people who don't know you will judge you by the way you look. Why give them the opportunity to bring you down?!

P.S.! You don't need the most expensive clothes to look nice (yay for thrift store finds!) and fashion does not mean you have to give up comfort.

2. Don't Degrade Yourself.
What is it about women that makes us so subject to objectification? Women are not only using raunchiness for our advantage but we are beginning to buy into the fact it is okay. Perhaps this is the reason American is number one in teen pregnancies? Then the good men in the world feel like they have to apologize for every stupid man that degraded women for the soul reason for being man, when they shouldn't. Be courageous to yourself. Don't do something you wouldn't want your best friend or sibling to do.

3. Be Curious!
Curiosity killed the cat? Thank goodness it has 9 lives. If a random question randomly pops in your head, like "How does a sewing machine work?" Look it up! The world is filled with little marvelous things and you can learn something new every day. And if you can't look it up right then, write it down for later.

4. Just Because You're Weird, Doesn't Mean You Should Stop.
Be yourself. I will repeat 5 more times. Be yourself, be yourself, be yourself, be yourself, be yourself! If you like to wear pink and head bang to heavy metal music, go ahead! You don't have to be a stereotype, just be yourself. Don't limit yourself by categories, labels, etc. Wear what YOU like. Listen to what YOU like. And most importantly, do what YOU want to do.

5. Push Your Limits!
Life is about mistakes, and by making mistake, you learn about yourself and who you are. Do something you'd never do before. Get a piercing, go to a concert you would never go to before, drink coffee if you have never had it-you get the idea. Don't stress yourself, don't stress your life. Enjoy the small things in life and the big things even more.

6. Its better to be over, than under.
This is true for most things, but what I specifically mean by this is confidence. Stop looking in the mirror and criticizing everything! Look at your beauties cause that is what people look at. Stop saying you aren't beautiful, because you are. Don't you ever get tired at being negative?

What are your rules to fabulousity?


I hate honors classes. I have to time to blog because I am do busy studying, and when I'm not studying, i am sleeping! Now i have a nasty cold! Just myI just have absolutely no time to blog lately due to all these exams for school... I'm so exhausted from being so stressed out. What do you do when you want to de-stress??

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Night of My Life

To sum up the concert, it was nothing short of amazing.
I missed a day of school, and 9+ hours of driving, but it was totally worth it to be on the crowd, listening to my favorite band with my best friend!

I was in section 64, so I was no where near close, but I still had a great view of the whole set, and the fans next to us were just as awesome- we danced around, and sang all the songs.

The set list was amazing. Damon was pumped up and jumping all over the stage, you can tell everyone was excited to be playing. The energy was great and they sounded awesome. They played a lot of the great older songs. I took some video shots but I was dancing around the whole time, I highly doubt they are viewable!

Here are some pictures from the concert- warning, there are many!

I bought two posters, one from me and the other for my brother.

I am so happy I went, it was definitely one of the most amazing nights of my life.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Autumn Falls

Autumn is one of the most gorgeous time in New Orleans. We get a spectacular show of oranges, reds and greens. It the the perfect season before we enter winter. Usually, Louisiana is sweating hot, but the sun shining, cool weather is perfect for cosy sweaters, hats, and gloves! And I plan to wear all of them!
I cannot wait for the pumpkin scented candles and the falling leaves. Autumn brings with it one of my favorite holidays, Halloween!

I love everything about Halloween- dressing up, parties, and carving pumpkins!
On Sunday afternoon, I went to a pumpkin patch.
F21 dress, TJ Maxx shoes, New York & Company cardigan, Burlington Skinny Jeans, Claires Fedora

pumpkin hat
It was such a fun time, I loved picking out from all the pumpkins.

I saw these online!

Aren't those designs so cute!? I love the Minnie Mouse! I can't wait to make it!

Gorillaz Pictures, Images and Photos
Friday, I am going to see my all time favorite band, Gorillaz, in concert for the world tour of Plastic Beach! I don't think I can explain my excitement! I am going with my best friend, traveling 8 hours to Austin, Texas. If you haven't heard of the Gorillaz, I really suggest listening to them. They cover almost every aspect of musical talent (except country perhaps?) There will be many picture updates afterward.

You may notice my layout is messed up. I am going through a major design change. It will not be finished until after this week, but please bear with me. It will be worth it! I hope you understand!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Confessions of a High School Teenager

You know what sucks?
Realizing your graduate from high school in 2012.
I am not a believer in the apocalypse, and even though i know some people are, I can't help but think,
"What if there really is the end of the world?"
And that leads me to questions in the middle of English class like
"Well that freakin' sucks... 4 years of high school just to have it end randomly... All that work for nothing.."
And then it leads to "I wonder what will happen... Maybe it will be like the dinosaurs and end with an asteroid... Or! Maybe zombies will take over the world!"
and by the end of class i am thinking around the lines of
"If it WAS a zombie apocalypse, where would I hide?"

(If you are curious, I decided I would hide on the roof of Walmart, that way, if we ever needed something, like guns or food, it would all be there!)

But I always wondered why the Mayan calendar ended there? And why do we think it is the end?
Perhaps they were just tired of writing, I mean, they were pretty far ahead. I think they could have taken a break. Or maybe they died from disease from European foreigners. There are many theories, but I tend to think practically. They were people too, they could have been simply tired of writing.

And why the END? Maybe it is a new beginning.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


My apologies for neglecting my blog, after summer, I had to finish 3 summer projects for my classes. THEN I had basically no time to update because I was up till 3 in the morning every night with two AP classes and honors homework. But time is balancing out and I once again have a social life. I had and will never have any intention to quit my blog, but time is not always on my side, eh. Hopefully, I will get back on track with blogging.
I hope you all have a wonderful summer! For the people who have not started school, you are lucky ducks. Your summer is still going! But I am happy that fall is coming, which calls for NICE WEATHER! Louisiana is terribly hot in the summer. When I returned home from Norway, I could barely stand it!

So let's play a game. It's called "Notice anything different?"
Here is a picture of me.
no braces!
Do you see it?
No, not the dark circles under my eyes...
Here is a hint. Look at the teeth...

That's right! No braces!
After 5 years of braces, they are finally off. And let me tell you, it's great. A true pleasure! Best thing about it, I won't have braces for my junior homecoming! (I will update next with my dress and makeup and such)
It's great. It's great.

That's all for today. A day at a time, I will get better.

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Har Det Bra!

I am writing this post 10 minutes before I am picked up to go to the airport, so bare with me!

Going to norway has made me more confident in myself, I have achieved so much in so little time, learning a language (even if it is elementary talk), connected with my family, and not to mention travel to a whole new country!

I want to thank my family for the wonderful vacation! I enjoyed spending the summer and really connecting! This trip has taught me more than you know, i have been through so many amazing experiences!

I've also learned so much Norwegian that last 6 weeks i have been here!
Who knows, maybe by next year I will be able to speak norwegian confidiently! (probably not though hehe)

I feel like this trip has been so amazing and so satisfying, that I can leave norway now, and be so grateful for my trip.
Through I am ready to leave- I will miss you (my norwegian family) so very much.
Jeg elsker deg!

Het Det!