Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Breakast with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor!!


I have been given the opportunity to volunteer at a breakfast with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor! Whoo!! Oh yes. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!!!!!

Wow, this business suit of mine just keeps coming in handy... ;)

Some cool stuff I found

Well, I had a little time to web surf today, and I found some stuff that looked downright nifty, and some stuff that just made me laugh! Check it out! Where did these little USB owls come from? Why, Japan of course! you plug them in via USB cable to your computer, and they blink and look adorably cute while you are writing that paper. Aww. Of course, I love owls anyway...
I also found this graphics pen tablet- it allows you to send hand- written emails, and draw, and all sorts of things. I want one! And then I found this....

This is a VIRTUAL keyboard. It projects a laser image of a keyboard, and it works on any flat surface. I'm thinking of getting one for my blackberry- I could take noted in class with a full- sized keyboard!

Ok, so apparently you can turn your room into a Mario game!!! Now that is just awesome. Seriously, awesome. They also have old Galaga and retro Donkey Kong too! Sweet!

All of this stuff can be found at ThinkGeek.com.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


This year, I'm an AWANA club leader for junior high kids.

I've been through the entire AWANA program- I went from Cubbies through Sparks and Chums and Guards, and then through what was then Sprint & Marathon and Journey 24/7. Yes, I got the Citation award- meaning I completed all of the books all those years and memorized over 1,000 Bible verses. Yes, I value the program.

But things have got to change.

I am so disappointed in the kids and the leaders this year. It's a case of the tail wagging the dog- almost complete anarchy. There is no respect, and the leadership is waaaaay toooooo lenient about the sections and saying the verses. There is screaming going on, talking, and running around out of seats while the director tries to talk. Not good, I've seen better behavior out of toddlers.

I need to come up with some consequences for things this week. I'm not sure what, but we've got to do something to make it stop. Kids are just showing up to socialize, and the ones who are trying to learn can't because they have to deal with inappropriate behavior and screaming all night. Oy. We'll see what I can think of! Any thoughts or suggestions?

Not the Queen

I didn't get picked for the Fiesta Bowl Scholarship- but it's ok. I was one of the semi finalists, and I'm just thrilled that I made it that far! I was one of the youngest ones there, and it was an absolute honor. I'm still young, and it's just the beginning for me. And not a bad one at that!

Friday, September 25, 2009


Tomorrow, I have an interview for the Fiesta Bowl Queen & Court Scholarship.

Um, yeah.

WHOA. Out of hundreds of girls who applied, I am one of only 30 picked for an interview. Whoa!!

I think it will go well; however, if it doesn't it will still be ok. I am just thrilled beyond belief to have made it this far!


Saturday, September 19, 2009


  1. So. Yesterday was my last day of work... and now the job hunt begins. I just need something part- time that allows me to sit down a lot... like secretarial or admin stuff. I'll have to see what's out there.
  2. God is SOO good. He completely provided for my needs this week in a completely UNEXPECTED way. Wow! It was so incredible, I cried. And I am not a crier, not really.
  3. School is amping up the homework.... again. Haha... at least I have more time for it now!
  4. I am so thankful for all of the people in my life.
  5. Just finished the book My Sister's Keeper, and it ended differently from the movie- not what I was expecting.
  6. Sorry I've been such a slacker lately, but my life has been a whirlwind! Family in from out of town, National Honor Society induction, crazy work schedule, doctor's appointments, physical therapy appointments, Oh- Mesa City Band practice, and concerts- it's been hard to find the time to write lately.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Epic. Fail.

I'm taking "Jazz In America" this semester online at ASU, and I found out today that I DESPERATELY need the cd's in order to do well in this class.

Well, now I know.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Today has been such a good day!

Cooking/ baking with mom and grandma, sneaking little bacon bits to the dog, then my little cousins came over and we watched Scooby Doo. You are never too old to watch cartoons. I am wearing my hand- made apron that I sewed myself, and I haven't done any homework today. And I didn't have to go to work!

Well, I guess technically I did some homework today... I did do a little reading for school. But I enjoy reading, and so I don't count it as homework really.

Anyway, the best part about today: it is filled with tons of family!! My grandma & cousins are all over from my mom's side, and later I have an aunt and her daughter + grandparents from dad's side coming over for a huge family dinner.

These are the best days, despite all the work. I am so blessed! :)