Monday, February 28, 2011

OH GOSH!!!!!!!!

SO guess what?!
Today in ballet, we had the guest choreographer come in to work on our spring dance.
She is juuuuust a bit intimidating, let me tell you.  She's new with Ballet West so she's doing some work with younger ballet classes (us, right now). She's like 19 or 20, so she's not super strict, she's just very quiet and thoughtful. In a mean way.

So when we were doing the dance and she pointed to me and said "You do it again. Just you." I thought I was in trouble or something!!!!!! But then after I danced she said "I want you all to resemble her." (me) and went on about how my face is pleasant and relaxed and I actually look like I want to be there and I'm dancing with enthusiasm and she was watching me the whole time because I'm "just so lovely" and stuff.

AND THEN GUESS WHAT!

She assigned me a solo in the dance!!!!!!!!!! Yeep!!! :D YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED THIS MADE ME. I know I'm a good dancer, and I do get recognition but I have never been pointed out and rewarded this greatly. I am so happy with myself today, I'm glad that I'm not afraid to show when I'm having a good time in ballet like I used to be, it has really paid off to be happy in my dancing.

I will post when and where the dance is closer to it so Chelle and other Mom friends can come see it if they want! :D I LOVE TODAY!

This week: Crafts!

I'm currently knitting something secret.
Again.
X]
soo, this will not be about knitting.

We're moving soon! (Hopefully...) and I want to redo my room.  I've never had a room with a theme! And I'm hoping to save up some money and finally get one :] I want the theme to be Purple, Black and White Squares.

For closet organization I was thinking this cube organizer.  If my closet is big enough for it.  I thought I could maybe fold and put all shirts in one cube, all jeans in one cube, all skirts in another cube, etc.
Where you can find this organizer:
http://www.lnt.com/show_product/240997-24563/?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=datafeed&utm_term=240997-24563
It has enough cubes for jeans, sweats, shirts, skirts, and two cubes of shoes!
Doesn't it look nice?  And it's only $92.99!  Most of the other ones I was looking at were like $100-$200 so I think this is a good deal.  Even if we don't move, I think investing in this would be very very smart...

As for my entertainment center.  I want to throw it out.  It's wood, and I want something more modern and within my color theme!
I was thinking I could buy two of these cute, black cubes.  Put them side by side and place my TV on top :] Then I would have a place to store movies and my DVD player under it as well!
You can find the cube here: http://www.stacksandstacks.com/9-in-1-storage-system-open-cube?id=176&sku=8949&utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&utm_term=Stacksutm_campaign=Closet%20%3E%20Closet%20Modular%20Storage&utm_content=327606


The price? $17.75!!!!!!!!! Or if I got white ones it would be only $13.99!!! (These prices are per cube)
I think that's ridiculously terrific prise wise.  They're 15in and they're said to be very sturdy.  I'm thinking of buying these sooner! Wouldn't that idea of having two of them side by side with the TV on top be sooo cute?!
I could even buy more of these and stack them as an open dresser kind of like my closet thingy up there!

So yeah, this is all that I have planned so far, not a lot, I know. But still :] I'm super excited for it and I better start working hard for that money!

Catch you later next week with a piece of my writing for week 4! :D

Friday, February 25, 2011

Needy Friday

1. http://www.orlakiely.com/usa.cfm/paper/note%20books/OKPBN6SF49/9484/_/
I need this little notebook more than my life.  I've been wanting to get one like this for SO long! It's only $13 whereas the boring ones from Barnes are like $15-$30! It's so cute and so efficient, it has different types of paper and a whole bunch of cute characteristics!  I need it :/  I don't have anymore room in my current journal and writing is my life, so..
next two photos via http://www.apileofstyle.com/
 it has graphed, lined and blank paper! and the edges are perforated!
and a cute little bookmark!!

2. http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=footwr%5Fcasual&footwr%5Fstyle=&footwr%5Fsize=&footwr%5Fcolor=&footwr%5Fprice=&product%5Fid=2000006144&Page=3
I would kill anyone-thing for these shoes.  I would die for these shoes.  They're only $20 so I'm thinking of buying them soon... they're the most gorgeous piece of clothing I've ever seen.

3. http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=acc%5Fjewelry&product%5Fid=1070220413&Page=1
It's self-explanatory.  It's gorgeous.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Math

You frustrating issues,
Your difficult ways.
I try and try to help you,
But you're never game.

I wish I could know you,
Through and through.
The whisper haunts me,
"College just isn't for you."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This week: Theatre and Dance!

Let's start out with theatre, yes?

The other day in acting class we got to work with half face masks.  They were plain, the only unique thing about the different ones were there eyebrow shape or their nose size or their frown/smile.  We picked out our favorite mask, held it in front of a mirror to connect with it, and then put it on.  Then we started working with the movement of their body, how they sneeze, how they wave, how they put on deodorant, how they bend over to tie their shoe.  Then we worked with their voice.  Then their actual movement, like walking and running.  Then the teacher said we were all at a party.  So we made ourselves into a group of partiers.  We interacted as the characters.  Then she interviewed us each individually. 

It was soooooo fun.  I've never connected into a character as much before.  When I looked at the mask in the mirror, the girl's life story just floated into me.  Her name was Ellie, she was shy, she played the piccalo, she was 32, she worked at a convenient store in a nowhere town, and her parents didn't like her because she was never the peppy, outgoing cheerleader daughter they wanted her to be.  Then when I put the mask on, I was Ellie.  I lived that story.  I didn't even have to try to become Ellie, I WAS Ellie.  It felt like magic.

That was what made me decide, I don't want to be a ballerina.  I want to be an actress.  I want to feel that magic everyday and do it for a living.  I want to get to the point where when I read a monologue, I become that character as easily as I did with the masks.


On another theatre note, there are auditions for The Caucasion Chalk Circle on the 16th.  I have 10 days to perfect a monologue.  I'm freaking out.  I feel like I don't have time to get all of my schoolwork and chores done as it is, I can't imagine having time to do work on a monologue.  But I'll find time because I want in this show SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VERRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.  I'm overwhelmed.  I can't talk about this X] it's making me anxious and worried.

BALLET! :D

We're choreographing in ballet for our show in May.  I feel so beautiful in this dance... I can't wait until May.  And the star of the dance is SO pretty!! The dance kind of tells a story, it's really cute and makes you giggle and go 'awwww!'

I'm just going to post some pictures of ballerinas... and maybe some actors too!  Just to finish up this post :]




Sunday, February 6, 2011

1. Your Best Friend's Name. Introduce Her/Him

Samantha :]

She's super nice and sweet, she's really into theatre and dance, and she's very academically intelligent too.

10 Day Best Friend Challenge

1. Your best friend’s name. Introduce her/him.


2. Their characteristic traits.

3. Long-distance or close-distance.

4. What you do with you best friend when you hang out.

5. Common interests.

6. Different interests.

7. Recall any fights you’ve had.

8. Best memory.

9. A letter to your best friend.

10. A picture of you and your best friend.

Day Thirty :]

Look back on this last month and talk about it.

First of all, sorry it's taken me so long to finish up this challenge!!!!!

Well, this month has been good, I guess.  Nothing much has happened so far..  we started choreographing in ballet for our show in May =D ...and I think that's all! =]

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Recipe! :D

From Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.




Brownie Oreo Cheesecake Bars (30 servings)





For the Brownie Batter:

-2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

-3 oz milk chocolate chips

-3 oz bittersweet chocolate chips

-1 1/2 cups sugar

-2 eggs

-1 tsp vanilla

-1/4 tsp salt

-1 cup flour

-1 tsp baking powder





•Line a 9 x 13 pan with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray.

•In microwave safe bowl melt butter and chocolate about 1 - 2 minutes and stir to combine.

•Add sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt to chocolate mixture and stir.

•Whisk in flour and baking powder.

•Spread brownie batter evenly in prepared pan.

For the Oreo Cheesecake batter:

-2 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened

-1/2 cup sugar

-2 eggs

-1 tsp vanilla

-20 Oreo sandwich cookies, chopped





•Combine cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl and cream with electric mixer.



•Mix in vanilla and eggs.

•Stir in chopped Oreos.

•Spread cream cheese batter over top of brownie batter.

•Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

•Refrigerate 2-3 hours or until ready to serve.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This week: Animals!

Hello!  Are you ready to hear about some cute furry creatures? :D 

I thought I'd tell you about my three favorite pets. 

1st Favorite- Cats. ♥  I love kitties.  I don't know why, they're just so cuddly and cute and furry and sweet and I love them!  A lot of people say that dogs are better because they can actually be trained.  I have trained a cat before.  Whenever I rang a little bell, he would come over to get food from his bowl.  With cats, it just takes a bit more patience.  They're not as interactive as dogs, but they can have even stronger bonds. 

Some of my favorite kitties are...


American Bobtail :] I like the colorful ones like this.  I just love how intricate their stripes are, and their eyes are always a beautiful color.  I do not like them because of their short tails, I actually prefer long tailed kitties.  However these cuties and their short tails don't bother me!


Chausie. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my gosh.  I LOVE these cats.  They're cutest when they're kittens, but they are just GORGEOUS!  These kitties are a mix between jungle cats and domestic cats.  They can grow up to be pretty big, but they're as gentle as the average tabby.  These are the most beautiful cats in the world, I swear.


Turkish Angora :]
I don't know ANYTHING about these cats, but they're pretty!  They usually have different colored eyes.  Blue and green or just blue.  And they are usually white, but sometimes they can have a splotch of color to their cute fur :]

Yep!

2nd Favorite:  Bunnies! ♥  I looooooove rabbits, I've only had one in my life, but I had so much family that had tons it was like I owned a billion :]

I don't know any specific types of rabbits really, so I'll tell you a story! 

When I got my first rabbit, he was itty bitty.  The feed store said he was a dwarf rabbit, and he wouldn't get but a pound bigger throughout his whole life.  Not a year later he was already almost 8 pounds!!!!!!!!!  He got SO huge!  And we fed him really healthily!  I thought it was so funny that they said he'd never get bigger.  XD boy were they wrong!

Want to see some cute bunny pictures?  Okay :D


AWWWWWWWWWWWWW! It's a dwarf bunny

uhhh.  I type in 'dwarf rabbits' into google images.  And I get this.  That is not a dwarf rabbit.  That is a monster.

AWWWWW!!!!!!! I WANT TO BITE IT, IT'S SO FRICKEN CUTE!

HAHAHA XD awwwww! X]

awwwsss, babeh bunneh!  It makes me want to cry! That is the cutest thing I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!


3rd Favorite: Hamsters!!!!!



No explanation needed!!!!!!!♥♥♥

Hope you enjoyed this animal post! :D  Next week, Theatre and Dance!

Bye!

kranberrie