Thursday, January 28

the aforementioned fun friends and christmas flannel.

if you haven't already, go read the post i just wrote.
well, you don't have to i guess, but i mentioned the flannel that i'm wearing. so. whatever.

yesterday after finals, we all went to denny's for lunch, and then while i was waiting for my brother to come get me we had a dance party on/around christi's car.

modeling ensued.

lazy eye?

krazi days in the FHR!
(FHR = Foothill Ranch. a boring suburb)

this is what i am;

life is very fun right now.
this is what is making me happy at the moment--
>> attempting to work out on our new elliptical. it's been two days in a row now...haha, progress.
>> my workout playlist that makes me feel like i'm kind of healthy.
>> avocados. that dang vegetable is just the best.
>> the christmas flannel that was supposed to be danielle's. but i stole it.
>> God's complexities. i love knowing that i have so much to learn about him and his plan.
>> that junior year is halfway over!
>> finals schedule, which means waking up later and getting out earlier.
>> oh, what's that? 102.5% on my history final? eehh, whatevz.
>> i am nearly finished filming! it has been oh so stressful, yet so much fun. now i can't wait to edit!
>> my friends. they're really fun.
>> biola spring preview day in two weeks, which consists of spending the night and going to classes and exciting things like that!
>> this quote that i heard this morning while walking into school: "elementary school was so easy. all you had to do was be a human, and you'd pass."
>> winter formal is next saturday!
>> and this weekend will be filled with playing in HSM with my favorite band, jesse and the rippers.

have you ever seen the Babysitter's Club movie? you know when Claudia is trying to learn everything for her summer school class, and the rest of the club makes up a song for her? and then while taking her test, she whispers in her head, "the brain, the brain, the center of the chain," and then she smiles and passes her test? well, that quote is in my head. please let me know if you can relate at all.

Saturday, January 9

2009: The Photo Review.

2009 was very good to me.
i'm glad we were friends.
let's start off with the best picture ever!
i couldn't find anything for January. so i went through my phone pictures and found this from New Year's last year. i spent it like any classy lady with friends would-- i babysat and taught an innocent child how to take a myspace picture.
winter formal was in February. my second school dance. i went with my good friend phillip and had a lovely time. this year's date: matt. i don't want to put his last name in case he googles his name sometime and finds my blog. anyway, i have to think of a way to ask him since he demanded that i do so....inspiration?

March! comedysportz took our yearbook photo. around this time i was madly scrambling trying to finish the film/comedysportz page for the YB. ahh, the good old days. this year i was supposed to be senior ads editor, but they just decided to go on without me while i spent my 6th period in film. whatevz.
i went on a mission's trip to New Mexico in April. goodness gracious, it was amazing. i learned so much about God and changed my outlook on life just by painting a lady's house for a week. i also gained a great missions trip story. see here for what some consider "the funniest blog of [my] life."
May! what a glorious, glorious month. this one gets three pictures.

i started the month off by getting a surprise party thrown for my and rachel's 16th birthday in a penthouse suite. best, surprise tactics, ever. they got us SO SO good. read about the excitement here.
then came prom! my date was the prom king. how totally and typically high school.
and then! my other dream came true (the first was the surprise party). matt (the aforementioned winter formal date), rachel (the aforementioned surprise party co-honoree), shelley (mother) and i went to a TAYLOR SWIFT concert. amazing. i love that girl with all my heart. she made it rain onstage. i want to be that woman. here's me ranting and raving about how phenom it was.
oh, June. the end of sophomore year. goodbye beidxcore and AP euro, forever. hello summer.
(still June) Jesse's surprise birthday bonfire! some great pictures came out of this day. this one is still my favorite. so summery and carefree. and so teen-health-book.
(aaand still June.) the small group mother-daughter tea party! what a whimsical day. i love these ladiez with all of my heart.
July was spent in Sri Lanka being transformed by God and playing with the cutest little uniform-clad babies.
ah, the bestie. mel mel. and some of our favorite afternoon children.
oh, and July also brought elephant riding through the jungle. no big.
the Blondies + a Brownie went to Lake Las Vegas for a little mini-vacation in August. we saw a weird and creepy Criss Angel show and tried on hats at the Biggest Giftshop Ever or whatever that obnoxious place is called.
August also included going to Camp Ojai, which entailed more life change and learning to surf!
aand then September rolled around. junior year began, and the film class went on a field trip to warner brothers studios! we got to sit on the Friends couch, SO COOL. (this is approximately one third of my class)
we also got to see the ACTUAL flying car from HP! best moment of my life. we weren't supposed to touch it but guess what...we did.
rachael and i met selena gomez in october at her CD signing in south coast plaza. this involved waiting for 7 hours and then meeting that tiny little sel. we both had hand-made t-shirts that she loved and showed her mom. a very nice girl.
November was the month of homecoming. i planned the evening and went with cory! it was so much fun and we got the best pictures, ever, from shannon.
comedysportz also put on the homecoming halftime show skit. it was wizard of oz themed, hence our costumes. i was glenda the good witch! notice my handmade saran-wrap-hula-hoop bubble.
December! also a great month. photoshoots with the friendzies most def happened.
danielle, rachael and i (along with 8 others) chose to direct for film. here's our cliche director shot.
and, Christmas brought my grandparents here for a few weeks (love them.) and the traditional sibling secret santa. ryan had me and gave me a beeeautiful red peacoat. i had shannon and gave her some pretty clothes from nordstrom rack. what a success.
i rang in the new year with some friends at a party where we played pokemon video games and scattergories and played with jessica's rabbit, noah. it was simply lovely.

and now here we are in 2010! thanks, oh nine. we had so much fun.
i can't think of a way to end this without saying something cliche,

Friday, January 8


i can explain.

it's called, i am directing a movie for my film class. i have not told you all much about this, so unless you actually know me well you don't know what i'm really talking about. anyway. i'm directing this short film, and i learned on monday that my lead actress has to drop out of the class next semester. her mother is making her. and so, i have to shoot my entire movie in three weeks.

three. weeks.
everyone else is shooting in three months.
and until wednesday, i had never operated a big camera with a tripod, a boom mic, and white balance to worry about. 60 fps meant nothing to me, and if you asked me what the iris was i'd tell you it was a part of your eye. but there i was on wednesday, thrust into this foreign environment.
...somehow, i survived. of course, sautty was there to help me out. he was there to operate the steadycam for me and control and entire classful of extras. i am still alive.

basically what i am saying is that monday and tuesday were spent getting hyper-organized (endless to-do lists, a color coded shooting schedule, a list of props and costumes....), and wednesday through today were spent shooting like mad and carting 7 fur coats and a russian-english translator around in my car. it has been fun, stressful, confusing, wonderful, exciting, and new. i am enjoying it, and i'm excited to see where this new little interest in my life will take me.

well that was just to calm your troubled minds and make yet another excuse to you poor people who are yearning for my musings. don't worry. after i click "publish post," an 09 photo review is comin' atcha.

Sunday, January 3

don't fret,

for tomorrow, or soon, there will be a glorious post containing the year in review, picture style. the photos are all ready in a little folder. prepare yourselves!