Tuesday, August 31, 2010

You are 17 Going on 18...

This one is for you, Karina, my beautiful and AMAZING friend who just turned 17. And now can only sing Rolf's part for "16 going on 17" (MWAHAHA).


I love singing with you, dancing with you, being goofy with you, complaining with you, crying with you, being Penelope with you, working with you, pretending to work with you, eating crepes with you, taking pictures with you, and just about everything else.

You make me want to SHOUT!

(in a good, fun, dancing way)


Imma pretend you're the guy with the 'fro. I'm gonna be the guy with the sombrero thing and poncho.
And the rest of the other guys are our back-up dancers. Okey dokey?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KA-KA!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Melodies IV

Just this last Saturday, I went to the wedding of my former youth leader, Amy- the sweetest, most beautiful woman ever who is just perfect with her new husband Matt.
The wedding was wonderful, and the reception was just GORGEOUS. They had the cutest ideas ever for the party, and it looked like something out of Once Wed!

(an example of the cuteness explosion that was happening in the outdoor reception)

Because every great party has amazing music, all the guests were dancing and having a fabulous time- Amy and Matt even choreographed a swing dance routine that they showed us on the dance floor!
So. Cute.

This brings me to the point of this week's Monday Melody- wedding songs.
I know I'm only 16 going on 17 and should hardly be thinking about that right now, but sometimes it just comes up, you know?
Amy and Matt's first slow song was to Etta James' "At Last" and this week's choice is a tribute to them.
(Also, it's just an AMAZING song.)


Without further ado,
Etta James.


What song would YOU have (or did you have) for your wedding?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Yes, We Are Twins.

A while back, when I was entering 8th grade, everyone told me how much my best friend (Anne) and I looked alike. We wore the same clothes for the first day, looked the same...

This year, when I showed up to school, my best friend Karina was wearing this:

I'm definitely having a deja vu.

Tuesday, without any planning whatsoever, we showed up wearing this:

(and our this-is-what-we-do-on-a-regular-basis faces:)

And on Wednesday showed up wearing this:


Man, you know what they say about great minds thinking alike...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Help Wanted

Okay, it costs way too much to put a "Help Wanted" ad in the newspaper, and I don't think I'd actually want to put these pictures in the newspaper for the world to see, so I'm just going to conduct my little questionnaire here.
It's senior year, which means...

Senior Portraits!

Oh joy.
Apparently my photographer thought my smile was unattractive, because after the first two shots he refused to let me smile for the camera.
Hence, the unattractiveness of these proofs.
Hence, the problem I have deciding which of these photos is the lesser evil that I don't mind commemorating in the yearbook forever and ever.

My question to you readers is:
Which one of these pictures (only the blue-ish background ones, according to the school code) should I choose?

The smiley ones:

1.

2.
(Apparently he didn't know how to center my body, either.)

Or the Un-smiley ones:

3.

4.

And the just-for-funs:

My personal favorite. Aside from that strand of hair that is bugging the poop out of me.

The "It could've been better if he let me smile because I can't non-smile".

And, best for last, the "emo".

Oh, and whichever I choose will be photoshopped, though to what extent I have no idea.

Pick a number 1-4, the "winning" photo will be announced soon!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Well, THAT was a disappointment.

I think it's safe to say that getting your license is a right of passage.
Or something like that.
You get really nervous for the test, but eventually you pass (because you spent 50+ hours behind the wheel) and you have a little piece of plastic called freedom.
Or so I've been told.

That's probably the reason why I was excited and just so hyped up for my test.. that was supposed to happen this morning at 10:40. If all had gone well, there'd probably be a picture of me posing with that little piece of plastic with a HUGE grin on my face.
Unfortunately, no picture is shown.
Because no license was gotten.
Because DMV was closed.

And I know you're thinking, "Allison, really? Why would you go to the DMV when it was closed for a test?" And I agree completely. Why would I?
Hmm, maybe because I booked my appointment for today.
Maybe because they didn't tell us that they are closed every Friday, and let us book an appointment, and then wouldn't let me re-book an appointment after I came back dejected (which the earliest would be OCTOBER) because the results of my supposed appointment today haven't come in.
Why haven't they come in? Oh, I don't know. MAYBE BECAUSE I COULDN'T TAKE IT.

COME ON.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Epic Fail. Episode 2

I think I've already introduced the epicness that is failbooking.
Essentially, a site dedicated to the people who should not own a Facebook, created for laughs and (in my case) great big sighs.
Please, please, don't let me know any of these people.

Nice try at a diss, Mr. Red. You came thiiisss close.

You know, at least you have a winky face.
I'm glad you're proud of your progress- you must've come a long way.

And this is why people who don't understand jokes shouldn't try telling them.

You are so right, London is the capital of France...
not.

That one is tricky, man, I get fooled by those decimal points too.

And you're posting on FACEBOOK about this? Go call the Animal Center or something!

People, people, people.
This is where that sigh comes in...

Sigh.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oh, What Fun it is at Goodwill!

I know some people turn up their noses at the thought of thrifting, and I understand- I mean, hey, it is used clothing. But there's something amazingly fun about going to Goodwill with a group of friends, sifting through all the racks of goofy things and finding something good.
And that, my friends, is what we call "Goodwill Gold".

Where else can you find and catwalk in a wedding dress that's only $30?

Where else can you find a vest that makes you look like a Shark-wannabe?
(a West Side Story reference, for those of you musical newbies out there)

Where else can you find a skimpy little black skirt-overalls thingy that you would never wear unless you were posing with your friends? And of COURSE you wouldn't buy it, but it's just so darn hilarious??

And believe it or not, that's just the stuff we DIDN'T buy.
(thank goodness.)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday Melodies III


This week's Monday Melodies, I have to admit, is coming with a slightly selfish purpose.
You see, I have realized that, for me, what really makes a song amazing is handclaps. Not like live clapping at the end, but rhythmic, in the beat, clapping.
SO AMAZING.
And because I love it so much, I'm going to make a playlist consisting only of songs with this amazing addition and probably label it "Handclaps" or something lame like that. But I'll post it here too, no worries.
The selfish part is that I'm asking YOU for songs like this!

To make myself feel a little bit better for being so needy, I'm posting TWO songs here, both with handclaps, both amazing.


This song, which you've probably all heard of is called "King of Anything" by Sara Bareilles, and there's really not that much to say. It's catchy, her voice is lovely, and I sing it constantly. And clap.
It's awesome.


This song is a little less well known, called "Dog Days are Over" by Florence and the Machine. I heard this song a while back, and was so proud to know an "indie" song, but it's been slowly creeping into pop culture via movie trailers... so we'll see where it goes.
All I want to say is- I knew it first!

So, if you know any good clapping songs, feel free (I'd LOVE it) to post them down here!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bang Head Here.

My head hurts.
I haven't posted in a week. Or was it weeks? I can't even remember.
I practiced 54+ hours of flute at orchestra camp the past week and slept at most 30.
I should be doing my college applications right now.
I should know where I want to go, what I want to do.
I should be ready for my senior year but I'm so not.
I don't even know.

I should be printing this out right now.