Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Epic Bruise

In dance we roll around on the ground a lot. And apparently I bruise easily.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

November Artist of the Month: René François-Ghislain Magritte

René François-Ghislain Magritte

Birth; Death: 1898-1967
Born in: Lessines, Belgium

Art movement: Surrealism!

Surrealism is a movement that started around 1924. It sort of formed out of dada, most of the artist that were a part of the dada movement joined the surrealists around then. The Dadaists used more of an improvisational technique, but as surrealist their focus changed to inner world of the psyche, the realm of fantasy and unconscious.

There are two types of surrealism.

1. Biomorphic (Joan Miró) largely abstract whatever I don’t like too much so I’m not going to talk about it.
2. Naturalistic (Dali, Magritte, Chirico) Imagery is recognizable but changed into senses that had dream/nightmare-ish quality.

Magritte developed his own unique style of surrealism. He did not simply take an object and distort it like Dali who would take a clock and make it look like it was melting. Instead Magritte depicted realistic images but it was the manner in which he arranged them that made the surreal. Magritte’s work challenged logic and contradicted accepted truths. His work made you want to know “why?!” and “how?” But you can stair until you are cross eyed and read into it as much as you like in the end you just have to except that you are not meant to understand. The only point is to go against logic and depict that which is only real in your dreams.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nice shirt, but it would look even better accelerating at 9.8m/s^2 toward my bedroom floor!

I'm pathetic and here are three reasons why:

1. I only really have two close friends in the AV; Tierney and Nic.

2. My two closes friends also happen to be dating each other.

3. And now Nic’s mother is trying to set me up with someone.

I don’t mind being the eternal third wheel. I love them both, and I’d rather be single anyways. So I think it’s hilarious that someone else’s mom is trying to get me unsingle.Plus the only good things she said about him is that he’s “nice” and “clean-cut” so I’m pretty sure I’ll pass on this one.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I am a jelly doughnut.

I made Marshmallows today.

No, really. I made marshmallows today.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Guess what I did today!!!

Man it must suck to not be 18 yet...<3

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This is for Clark. And don’t just scoff if you don’t agree I want to know why.

Pro 4.
Yes I am for parent notification that’s an easy one. A minor is a minor and people who are responsible for the kid have every right to know everything that’s going on in their kid’s life. The issue of parental abuse or the kid being kicked out is a completely different issue that has noting to do with this. If parents are going to beat their kid for get knocked up then the girl shouldn’t be with those parents in the first place. The argument of abusive parent is a weak agreement that shouldn’t even be brought up.

Pro 8
I am a Christian and I think that gay marriage is wrong. But does that mean that I’m going to vote yes on pro. 8? This was the question I had to ask myself. In the process I had to consider two things: free will and the role of government in society vs. people’s rights.

Firstly, I believe in free will. Free will is what makes humans humans. Free will is also what makes grace such a wonderful concept. Therefore I don’t believe in forcing anyone to fallow the rules of my religion. But still I do believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and God. But not one man, one women, and the Government. However the government must keep track of those who are married to enforce the laws set up for married people (marriage as the government see it is basically just two people in a state of economic exchange).

I believe that God does not recognize a marriage between a gay couple.
And it is NOT for the government to say whether or not ANYONE is truly married to another person in the sight of God, but it is the responsibility of the government to honor the choice of any two people who wish to be bound economically and involved legally in each other’s lives.

In my mind marriage regulated by the government is not true marriage because it does not involve God in any way. Government regulated marriage is simply two people in a legally bound state of economic exchange. And I cannot in good conscience stop anyone from having that right.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Francie Doesn't Like Coffee Ice Cream

(macbook pics have their draw backs lol)
(for those who can read backwards don't tell casey about his "yadhtrib" present haha)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Not all dumb people belong in german showers

Okay to the person who registered with Priority Registration at avc and signed up for Chem 110 then didn’t pay their enrollment fees on time:

I love you, with all my heart and soul I LOVE YOU.

Because you’re kinda dumb and didn’t pay for your classes on time, you were dropped. So now I get the schedule I wanted in the first place.

So it sucks to be you, but just remember I’ll always love you and think of you from time to time as I sit in your seat in Chemistry while you’re stuck in A History of Women in America or whatever else is still left open.

Okay so: life is great!!!!

So I was on the AVC website and holy cow there was 2 opening in the Chem class i wanted so last night. I got up bright and early (it's been quite sometime since I knew 7 o'clock happen twice on a Monday) to get to AVC and see about getting my classes changed. And I'll be darned if I didn't get the classes that I wanted in the first place!!

So this is the last time (hopefully) you'll see me post about my AVC classes:

BioL 110 units 5; T 7-11pm; R 7-10pm
Chem 110 units 5; TR 8-9:20am F7:45-11:50am
Math 130 units 4; TR 11:00-1:05pm
Art 216 units 3; W 5-11pm
PE(swimming) units 1; style MW 8-9:20am

5 classes/18 units -$360, 1 parking pass -$15, beating those other dumbies to the classes I want- priceless.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Chap Stick and Chapped Lips and Things Like Chemistry

Since my last post so much has happened I can't even tell you! haha well I'm about to try, but in any case I’ve been hella busy and so I'm sorry for not updating more often. I think I’m going to start from right now and work my way backwards.

So right now I'm sitting at Lisa and Chris' in Oregon drinking some of the best coffee ever! I want to move to Forest Grove so badly but then I don't at the same time. I love it here but another big part of me really wants so live in a big city while I'm young. I think some people get overwhelmed by having so many choices, but I think I'm more excited about life more then anything else.

Anyways I'm in Oregon now but a couple of days ago I was in Auburn, Washington with Jasmine! "How did we get there?" you may ask, well we drove up from California! Well I drove Jazz doesn’t have a license yet. So in the past week I’ve driven about 1400 miles!!! Crazy, right?! Anyways, I was in Washington with Jazz, I stayed for just a night. We went to see Wall-e with her boyfriend and their friend Ryan. Ryan builds motorcycles I was kinda turned on I’m not going to lie to you. But yeah they are both very talented they own a small recording studio, awesome right?!

[btw, Wall-e. So it’s basically the cutest thing ever!!! I want to see it again like holy cow. Everyone should go see it. It's was a lot different from what I thought the movie was going to be most as far as plot line goes. I don’t want to say too much and give anything away, but you should all go see it srsly.]

So I just stayed the night in Washington, I stayed with Jazz and her boyfriend; they live together. But before all of that Jazz and I had to drive up, it took us three days the first day we meant to leave at like 8... yeah, no. We were ready by 8 but all the forces of the universe got together to
screw that up. Anyways we left around 11. But we got to Lodi as we had planed to do. The next day we were going to just get to Redding but I wasn’t tired and it was only like 6:30 when we got to Redding so we made it to Weed which is kind of a bombass town. Then the next day we got to Lisa and Chris’ spend the night there then the next day went up to Washington.

So yeah, my mom flew Jazz down here from Washington so that she could drive up with me, also so that she could go though some of her stuff that was in Grandma garage, well her Grandma’s but I call her Grandma too (and my mom calls her Mom haha) Anyways while Jazz was here we went though her stuff, it was hot and icky but what can you do? We also rented movies. I know we rented three but I can only think of 2 Into the Wild and Run Lola Run. Into the Wild was terrible it was the biggest downer ever, but Run Lola Run was GREAT.

Umm before Jazz got here... what was I doing? Oh, right AVC. I basically I took the placement tests and everything. I did well in the math part, apparently. Whatever, but the classes that I’m hoping to have for next year are:

English 101; 3 units
Math 130; 4 units
Chemistry 110; 5 units
Painting and drawing technique 210; 1.5 units
Life Drawing 140; 1 unit
Beginning Ballet 101; 1 unit

6 classes; 15.5 units

I haven’t done a lot since graduation. Just normal summer stuff I guess, cleaning, reading lazying around you know the deal.

Oh Laura and I went to Magic Mountain! It was so much fun! Two best things: the sign after you get off Roaring Rapids “You’ve never looked wetter!” and Laura, “first there was X the ride in that awful Orange and blue now there X2 in red and white, watch next it’ll be xxx, straightedge the ride, in all black.”

umm yeah that’s about all for now I’ll try and update more often but I make no promises.

Ohh and I have mad etch a sketch skeelz I'm serious.
Look it's robin hood!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Disnland picture tour.

Laura, Corinne, and me crossing the line.

Laura+Corinne+Me on the tram thing.

Now we're walking down Main Street. This is Laura's "I must be in this picutre face."

We're in line for Space Mountain (round 2)

On Space Moutain, otherwise selfexplanatory

Laura, Lauren, and Corinne before the Buzzlightyearride I have know I idea what it's really called.

My dream job! Lolza jk. If only I were pretty enough... haha

Becca: Jeez you two don't cream your pants.
Laura+Me: Too late!

In line for Indiana Jones.
(Lauren, Becca, and Jamie)

(me, Laura, Corenne)

Lauren and Jamie and Jack.

Becca being Becca <3.

We had some extra time to kill so we took lots of random pitures:

Laura and me failing to look like crazy drivers

I can't believe we ALL fit!

Laura and Lauren. Nice faces guys.

My little jail birds.

Minnie's House!

Lastly Laura and Corinne and Me made wishes in'da wishing well!

On the way home Laura and I cuddled it was great I've NEVER been more comfy/comfortable on a bus before. At one point I wanted to be all emosause so I curled up in a ball and laid my head down on laura's lap and was under my blanky, it was so comfy!

All in all the was an AWESOME trip!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Twitterpated? Who me? Never!

This Week was like death. I was so tired every day and had so much crap to do it was ridiculous.

I’ve been going back and forth about whether or not I should have done Mock Trial it’s fun and all but it’s Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-8 (8 being the earliest) this week I was there both days until about 8:45. But like a said before I really do enjoy it. Mostly because the group is made up of some the smartest kids in school and I’m not talking about the ones in honors classes because there are plenty of the dull, dense, and just plain stupid people in AP and IB classes. But no these are the clever, witty, and intellectual ones who know how to have a conversation. I must say it’s a nice change from being around band kids all the time.

Then I had my Russian presentation this week. Degroff asked us if we wanted to go at the end of the presentations (some in February) because I came into the class late but on the day that we would have had to go Amber was going to be out of town. Then I look up all the stuff I need to know on post-revolution art (my part of the presentation) on Tuesday then I get to school on Wednesday (the say before our presentation) and the third person in our group said that he didn’t want to do Folk art and needed a different part to do. So somehow he ended up doing post-revolution art and propaganda, Amber was doing all art before that and I got Architecture. All of which I had to start and finish on Wednesday night. So now I had to learn all about Russian Architecture and get my “visual proof” done for my senior project done because I had an appointment Friday (0 Period). Said visual proof involved me working a video camera so you can only guess how long that took me to figure out.

I hate Senior Project. On Thursday I had so much freakin paperwork I wanted to kick babies (not really). But I am happy because I have like 13hours logged and I only needed five on Friday. Thursday I also had Guitar with Jill. This was the highlight of my week. And haha I filmed the lesson! That was fun. AND I go the Valley Bible Church song book which is really just a bunch of pages binder clipped together but still! This book contains all the taps for all the songs we sing at church; some 210 songs!!! When she brought is out and presented to me I went Oh my*deep inhale, hands on sides of face* goodness! Is this? Oh I- wow. Then Jill laughed at me. But seriously I feel like I’m now part of some secret club of Valley Bible guitar players who get to carry around the big two inch binders with all the songs in it.

But anyways back to this week then I go home and finish all me stupid paperwork and finish organizing my portfolio and Government Hw and my art history cards.

And Friday, oh Friday. First I had to wake up an hour early after going to bed late, then I have Senior Seminar which wasn’t bad but still early! [Side note: everyone should drink coffee in the morning so that they are less bitchy either that or take some other from or uppers]. I hung out in Laura’s Psychology class it was so some much fun they were talking about what boys and girls are look for in a “mate.” After watching some Disney movie clips including Bambi, Beauty and the Beast and Lady and the tramp to give the class some advise on "how to" and "how not to" act on a date the class was split in to groups by gender. We talked about our ideal date then each group shared. It was great because at one point while one of the guy groups was presenting Laura and I looked at each other and make gagging faces. Laura and I are quite possibly the two least romantic people in the world. I mean really what’s wrong with hanging out at home watching M*A*S*H reruns? Moonlit walks on the beach?! Seriously who does that?!? Jeez, gag me with a spoon.

When the bell rang after forth I was like “Thank-you merciful Jesus Christ! You are good and kind!” After I took Laura home I when to B&N to get my outside reading book for Bible as lit I going to read The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs it’s really funny so far and I know I’m going to love it.

I think I’ve come to terms with doing dishes. I have a new plan of attack: 1. Use dish 2. Immediately wash dish by hand and dry dish 4. The put it away. Although I’ve been doing dishes like that for about a month once I started school I started getting behind so now it’s “do wish whenever I get the chance”. But like I’ve said I don’t really have a problem with doing all the dishes in the house or most of the house work anymore mostly because bitching and moaning about something isn’t going to change it. Now it’s just become more like brushing my teeth or driving; it’s just something that needs to be done.

So that was my week.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

whatcha talkin 'bout willis?

For all QHHS band kids: You know that career test that we don't take because of dumb after school PE? Well I found the test and it's oddles of fun. Here's my results! I like most of it but there are some that I'm like "...HA"

1. Director of Photography

2. Artist

3. Locksmith

4. Furniture Finisher

5. Costume Designer

6. Makeup Artist

7. Magician

8. Singer

9. Photographer

10. Set Designer

11. Fashion Designer

12. Special Effects Technician

13. Film Editor

14. Pet Groomer

15. Stuntperson

16. Esthetician

17. Taxidermist

18. Hairstylist

19. Dancer

20. Massage Therapist

21. Recording Engineer

22. Zoologist

23. Ecologist

24. Pest Controller

25. Tailor / Dressmaker

26. Glazier

27. Musician

28. Potter

29. Craftsperson

30. Plumber

31. Tilesetter

32. Industrial Machinery Mechanic

33. Carpenter

34. Nail Technician

35. Plasterer

36. Conservation Officer

37. Camera Operator

38. Elevator Installer and Repairer

39. Millwright

40. Small Engine Mechanic