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from onlygrace :
i hope everything is greaaaaaaat with you! and if not, remember to pray about it! i wish you'd update, but you have a life, something ill never understand. =/ :) God bless & take care amanda!
from sunnyrain828 :
Where are you, my dear? I was researching Kingdom Hearts today to find out what the big hullaballoo is about it and I thought of you. :) Do you have a new diary now? Anything I can keep up on your life with? :) I hope you're doing well! Love ya, Stephanie
from onlygrace :
WHERE ARE YOU!
from onlygrace :
you've been tagged! (http://onlygrace.diaryland.com/tagged.html)
from sunnyrain828 :
Well, you could go gold and lock up individual diary entries on D-land... But you probably want to do it the cheap way and not have to pay anything, am I right? ;) I might go gold... I've had the same thought for a long time: I want to be able to lock up some of my entries. Anyway... I'm all for keeping Diaryland alive. Let's start a campaign for it. :)
from elijah1981 :
Apparently so....uggghh she's so disgusting.
from twintale :
Andrew (remember him?) is totally obsessed with Kingdom Hearts 2, and he hasn't even played it yet! But ssssh - I'm probably going to get it for his birthday. I know I'm totally feeding the habit, but I just can't help it. It makes him happy. So school is almost done for you! Some of us don't have finals...hehe. Just never ending 40+ hour work weeks. Sigh. ~Angela~
from onlygrace :
cherry, here. =) amandii! uh, i know what you're talking about. diaryland totally died. :( it's off to the xanga/myspace world for the rest of them. =) take care!
from sunnyrain828 :
Hey Amanda... I'm not sure I knew your parents were divorcing. That must be hard on you. I am glad you understand in a way about the changes my family's going through. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
from twintale :
Heyyyyyyyyyy. Remember me? I just had to comment on your latest entry - you should hand that professor a note that says "You're a moron" and put a -15 at the top. Moron. (Not you - him.) :) I went to a Christian school my entire elementary, middle, and high school years, and there's no way I could handle professors like that in college. If I were even attending college. Ahem. I'm too opinionated! I'd flunk out, I'm afraid. Oh well - that's why I work full time! Been missing your diary...~Angela~
from sunnyrain828 :
WHAT? "Science is right, religion is wrong"?! He actually WROTE that?! That's ridiculous. You're right. People should learn about the other side before they dismiss it so...flippantly! That is absolutely ridiculous. So are you transferring to a Christian college because of all the "anti-Christian and anti-Conservative professors"? Is that what I'm understanding? I support you if you are. I'm pretty sure I'd do the same thing... 15 points off for talking about religion. MY WORD. TTYL, Steph
from withdaisies :
Great diary! I love it ♥
from free2dream :
diiihhhd...i miss you. :) i know youre in college and all, busy as can be. i cant wait for your next update! looking forward to it. hope everything's goin good. :)
from elijah1981 :
Oh god I will definitely be avoiding that, what I saw was completely disgusting! Thanks for the warning :-)
from goldberry91 :
I think you'd have every right to yell at me :) How have you been? Irish lit sounds fascinating... the moment I get into uni I want to go down the lit/philosophy path, but because I want to do a double degree of arts/law, the amount of arts subjects I can take is restricted, so I might not be able to continue on with German. But I'll see how I go! A very merry Christmas to you :)
from meganwaits :
Merry Christmas! Still haven't made it to Target yet. Maybe tonight.
from sunnyrain828 :
YAAAAYYY!! YOU DID IT! You got your new layout up. :D Nice job! Hey, and fun stuff being home and done with finals... Lucky lucky! I have one more week.
from free2dream :
Hold on. WAIT. EXCUSE ME. You did that with SHARPIES? SAY whaaaaa??!! That's amazinggg! Holy Moses. :) You...wow. WOW.
from sunnyrain828 :
Wait, you drew that with Sharpies? Geez, were you high from all the fumes when you finished?? LOL. It's VERY good, by the way. :) Steph
from meganwaits :
aww...sweet pics.
from free2dream :
What do you mean the "right" one? Yeah, my parents are making me stressed about it college and everything. it doesnt help if my mom plans on killing herself if i dont become a doctor. in the end, i know its all up to me...she cant FORCE me to become anything, but im tired of being the disappointment. aah enough about me. how are YOU? i want you to update...NOW. :) take care. cant wait til christmas, man. *sighs*
from free2dream :
YOU, my friend are GORGEOUS. But that's besides the point...:) I love pictures, and you rarely ever post 'em so that makes your pictures even more delightful, now doesnt it? :) Hope you're havin a blast at college...still freaking out about college FOR ME...take caaree Amandii!
from twintale :
How cute are YOU?!?! Your hair is gorgeous (and so is the rest of you! lol) I always wondered what you look like - and your brother looks exactly like a younger version of this guy at Andrew's dorm. Weirdo! Good luck on your new layout! Love, Angela
from twintale :
It's been awhile since I plastered a note on here, so now it's go time! I used to be able to understand your entries (well, most of the time) but lately I feel as if you're speaking another language! (I know...groan...) Anyhoo, I think I'd actually enjoy taking acting classes. I liked my drama class in high school, after all. But I'm glad you're doing stuff you love now. How's your mother and brother? Miss ya! ~Angela~
from sunnyrain828 :
I love your diary. Your sense of humor makes me smile no matter what kind of day I've been through. :) Thanks... You're awesome!
from sunnyrain828 :
Yay, you're back! Goodness, you are totally addicted to video games, aren't you? LOL... Well, that's okay, 'cause I am addicted to MySpace. :P We all have our own shortcomings. :) Glad to see your writing again! Love, Steph
from free2dream :
I love youuuuu :)
from free2dream :
The quote was said by Jazz. LOL I still remember every episode, man. Wow. Amandiiiiiii, I love you and MISS YOUR USUAL entries! Ugh the college life. =] Enjoy it..& I know you are!
from sunnyrain828 :
::sticks out lower lip:: Where are you, Amanda? I miss you.
from free2dream :
I miss ya pal. Hope you're having an awesome time!
from sunnyrain828 :
Does it ever annoy you when people cuss then say "Excuse my French"? It annoys me to pieces. Most of those words are German.
from sunnyrain828 :
You're reading The Iliad too??? Actually, I just got finished with it. And you know what? In my book it said Zeus is pronounced Z-yoos. I'm not kidding you. Apparently, according to that version, all "eu"s in Greek are yoo sounds. Is your professor making you read The Iliad in three weeks? We had to read it in three weeks. I was up till 1:00 a.m. last night reading books 15-24. I got behind because of Astronomy and a number of other things that I don't care to get into. We're reading The Odyssey in three weeks as well, starting today. Right after the quiz over The Iliad. I hate literature classes in college... They're going to ruin reading for me. "Read 50 pages a day! Maybe more! And then see what deep theological and philosophical concepts you can get out of what you read!" Arrrgggghh... <sigh> I'm really just having a LOUSY Monday. Hence the contradictions to my usual cheery self. :) Talk to you later
from free2dream :
=]
from twintale :
I know exactly what you mean - watching the news lately both disgusts me completely and breaks my heart. Just when you think you can make some sort of difference, things get worse. But you know what? The Lord causes it to rain on the just and the unjust, as the verse goes, and we just have to wait for our time to see the righteous be victorious. Meanwhile we focus on getting by in this world without becoming a part of it. Not so easy, huh? I'm sorry you can't see your family like you hoped...don't let gas prices stop you! I drive half an hour to work AND BACK every day. Your God will supply all your needs. Love, Angela
from free2dream :
hahaha I thought I WAS THE ONLY ONE who thought that Gene Wilder was a little...off. Just a tad.
from free2dream :
I hate importing CDs into iTunes. I mean, thanks iTunes for like saving my life from time to time...but you're really annoying. Boo on you.
from free2dream :
Have a grand ol' time. =]
from free2dream :
Have a grand ol' time. =]
from twintale :
Is it weird that the thought of being stuck in a dorm makes me all happy and stuff? I'd even be fine with "a gaggle of gigglers" if I could just be out of HERE!!!! I know you're probably still adjusting to being away from home, but just look at it as a way to share your faith with people you would have never met otherwise. God's always ready to show His stuff, you know? Just remember that. I hope it's a million times better than you ever thought it could be. I wish I was there... Love, Angela
from free2dream :
I love the Fresh Prince. I'm addicted. Oh and I saw Americas Top Model crap on VH1 which was running some foolish marathon of it all weekend. BOO. Where was the I love 80's marathon, huh? Anyways...yeah you make a really good point there tho. But basically...I never liked any of the models because...they were willing to do ANYTHING if it got attention. I guess their morals differed GREEEATLY from mines and yours. =] It happens.
from sunnyrain828 :
I can't believe you aren't excited about going to college. :P I hope you enjoy it immensely. :) Love ya! Steph
from free2dream :
Hope you feel better! I hafta go nowww!
from sunnyrain828 :
Wow! A faceful of opinions. I like it. It makes for a very interesting read! -Steph
from sunnyrain828 :
I like Cosmo's and Wanda's jokes about being married to each other... I need to find a script of one of the episodes and use a quote in one of my away messages. LOL.
from sunnyrain828 :
Fairly Oddparents?? Sweet. I like Cosmo. He's dumb but he's funny. That cartoon is the most interesting one I've ever seen... It's so stupid for the first 10 minutes of each episode, and then they remarkably wrap it up into with a good, solid moral in the last 5. Amazing.
from goldberry91 :
I'd say I have similar ambitions to you. I was having an argument with someone the other day about whether or not people who are fortunate are obliged to help those less fortunate, and I couldn't make this person see my side of the case. But the thing is, most people who spend their lives giving and helping do so simply because they're passionate about that. If only there were more such people in the world.
from free2dream :
Josh Groban knows Japanese
from free2dream :
I've always hated the fact that for college, I'd most likely have to dorm. I hate the thought of sharing a room with a complete strangers. Girls are crazy people...I don't want to live my college life with some weirdo that gets drunk every night or something crazy like that. Ugh. Sharing bathrooms....eek! The THOUGHT of it, makes me sick. =] Hope all is well.
from snoopy-9487 :
Thank you for saying so. I don't know what it is but with some pieces, I'm never completely happy with it. I think that it could always be better in some little way even if I can't see it. At least I finally got my ap scores today.
from free2dream :
Thanks for all the notes. =]
from free2dream :
Crazy Harry Potter. The death of a character upsetted one of my friends a LOT. =[
from free2dream :
Oh definitely, I agree. I'm only 16 and boyfriends...psh. I'm too young for that nonsense. He IS 20 after all. SEE THE STUPIDITY? But he's my "older brother" now. =] I KNOWWWWWW he doesnt care about me like THAT and even if he did...it would be um...ILLEGAL kinda? But whatever. I'm an idiot. I cant help it. Im happy to have him as my brother tho...looking out for me and such. =]
from free2dream :
*sigh* I'm FINISHED! I read all the updates I missed reading from your diaryy.....minus the crazy dream cause..I don't have THAT much time on my hands..btw...the entry from July 3rd ;:; "Just say no...vacaine." is a repeated entry. =] taake care!
from sunnyrain828 :
Holy cow! 3000 students and you call that small? My high school had 750 students!!
from free2dream :
*stands in awe* so many updates...so little time! I promise to read all your updates since I left on my little hiatus, as SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE! Thanks so much for all your advice...gosh your like the older sister I never had and I never even MET YOU! =] Prayers work. Oh by the way...I skimmed your latest entry...everywhere I go...Halo follows me.
from goldberry91 :
No, see, I wish I was more like you! I wish I had the dedication to put a lot of time and effort into my wardrobe, because I really like being well-dressed, and it makes me feel much more confident. Whenever I have somewhere to go and have something nice to put on, I am quietly grateful to myself for having gone through the hard labour of having picked it on (I'm a very fussy shopper). I think I'm just a little too lazy, when it comes down to it. In terms of theatre studies at my school, in my theatre class there are a few people who are there because they are completely dedicated to the theatre, quite a few who don't want to make acting their profession but really enjoy the subject, and a couple who are there because it's a bludge. Which, actually, it's not. But with theatre studies you can put in as much work as you like, and some put in a lot more than others. I'm so excited about doing monologues! The one I've chosen is from a play by Frederico Garcia Lorca (I had a tiny role in Blood Wedding last year, which was the year 12 theatre studies play) called the Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife, and the character is sort of the MC of the show, though you actually have to play two characters in that you say a couple of the Shoemaker's wife's lines (in all the other monos, all other characters' lines are omitted). Now I'm off to find a way of watching the Live8 concert tonight, with the major obstacle being my dad and brother wanting to watch the football.....
from goldberry91 :
It'll be good practice for you to have competition for good theatre roles... you're going to have lots of competition once you graduate to Hollywood! Anyway, it's always good working with other good actors. In the play I'm doing at the moment about Lawrence of Arabia, which we're performing in about a month, there is a real mixture of good and not-so-good actors. But a scene can often only come together if the actors know what to do with their lines... in turn, it's easier to act your part well when you're surrounded by people acting their parts well. So you'll probably find it really good to be around lots of people of a high standard. And yes, I'd say eating chips in England is more of an American attraction than an Australian one, as we call them chips too!
from snoopy-9487 :
Silly me. The account should all ready be set up... Anyhow, go to the school's main page, cnu.edu. In the lower left, there are boxes, find Login (which is the first box). Click on myCNU. A new page opens up. Where it says to enter your student id and password. Do so. The rest should be self-explainatory. Click on login and follow the directions/ tutorials that are avaiable to help you navigate the place. When I got into it, I had a 130 something e-mails from the school dating back to January. I don't know why. It all concerned activties on campus even though I wasn't "offically" going there. It would be interesting to see if the same thing happens to you. Let me know if you need anything else.
from snoopy-9487 :
Do you mean the unviersity e-mail account?
from sunnyrain828 :
YAY! Seinahpet210. That's my s/n. Do IM me sometime. In French. :P Then I'll know it's you, LOL. And speaking of French and screennames, don't the French usually make whatever American English words they adopt into their language masculine? (Comme "shopping", "hot dog", "hamburger"...) That was always my impression, anyway. Later! Stephanie
from sunnyrain828 :
I never watch Law & Order, but last night my sister happened to have it on Special Victims Unit and the topic was sexual abuse/child molestation. All of the abusers had been abused as kids and they turned out the same way. "I didn't have a choice!" one of them said. "Neither did the 117 children you abused," said the cop. (Don't know her name.) It kind of goes along with the whole Michael Jackson trial... It irks me how celebrities with millions of dollars can get away with ANYTHING.
from free2dream :
Your welcome. And thanks for YOUR notes. =]
from free2dream :
Ugh I agree! Michael Jackson is guilty and sadly because of his childhood everyone is blinded by it. But thats no excuse! When I found out he was guilty me and my friend Becca were horrified. But others were saying that they knew he was innocent from the start and all they wanted was his money. Yeah, yeah whatever. He shouldn't be sleeping in the same bed as children. That in itself, is a crime.
from free2dream :
sex and cheese? aahahaha wow. shakespeare is a genius, i must agree!
from goldberry91 :
Ooh, don't cut your hair, just because it's so darn beautiful! All my best wishes go out to you for graduation! I also enjoy being by myself, which is something my host mother in Germany couldn't seem to understand- she thought I was being hostile towards her. But I need that space sometimes.
from free2dream :
=]
from free2dream :
I read it now! =]
from free2dream :
Yeah hair on food is pretty gross and apparantly dangerous but...I'm alive. =] Your entry...I didn't read it. ahaha BUT I WILL THOUGH....SOMEDAY. =]
from sunnyrain828 :
(On the exclamation points entry.) I'm wondering if you were high on medicine. That was HILARIOUS!! :D I think that's one of my favorite entries from you. I hope you're feeling better! Love ya, Stephanie
from free2dream :
=] hope the play went well!
from free2dream :
Why did I say help? I dunno! mORE of a reason to seek it, I suppose!
from snoopy-9487 :
I really hope that all of us don't have to rewrite our essays. I'm really bad at putting on stage make up and I am going to need your help. And I really want to graduate soon. Senioritis is an epidemic. Ignore me. I'm just rambling. Thank you. :)
from free2dream :
Help.
from free2dream :
Yessir!
from free2dream :
Don't we all just feel truly ICKY today? Monday is the DAY to feel your ickiest! Ah, at least I get this Friday off for absolutely no reason but for some Catholic Holiday I do not celebrate or never heard of except for last year when we had the Holiday that year...cause Holidays usually take place once ever year...kinda like birthdays.
from free2dream :
Sarah McLACHLAN.
from goldberry91 :
I too believe that Jews before the coming of Christ weren't denied Heaven. Of course. Anything else would be making God a very petty figure. I also don't enjoy a lot of post modern literature, which is exactly what we're doing in lit this semester: next semester we switch to pre-1950's literature, including Pride and Prejudice and the plays of Henrik Ibsen, which I'm looking forward to. The George Elliot documentary was part of a series that runs on Sunday nights now, each documenting the life of a famous author. Last Sunday they had Mary Shelley, which very much focused on her inspiration for writing Frankenstein. I got the DVD of the old Frankenstein movie for my birthday (because my friends know I love scary movies, so they bought me a classic!), but I want to read the book now first, so all the dodgy sets and funny acting of the movie won't be superinposed over my reading of it!
from free2dream :
*hugs* Don't feel bad. Sometimes I need people to just tell me straight out about my idiocy! I wish I could be like you and tell some people what they really need to hear, sometimes!
from free2dream :
Oh yeaaah...I was watching this stupid movie on Disney Channel (dont ask) about Cheerleading...and in order to remind themselves to smile, they put vaseline on their teeth...so if they closed their mouth...they would eventually taste it and...ew. =]
from sunnyrain828 :
I can't believe you got through that whole entry! A congrats is in order, LOL. Wow, did I EVER see that God was protecting me along the way. That kind of thing really makes me see that there is a God. No way, had I been left to my own devices, would I still be sitting here today, unharmed! Yay for a God who is on our side... It's certainly a huge relief. :)
from free2dream :
Thanks for the warning about putting vaseline/petroleum jelly in my mouth. Why would you even do that? Silly...aaah I'm sicck too! =[
from free2dream :
Also...I'm pretty POSITIVE I wont be going to my prom...the whole dancing/"grinding" thing is annoying to me...and I could think of plenty more other ways to hang out with my friends before heading off to college. (Everyone wants me to go to prom because it's the "last chance"...) Last chance my foot! =]
from free2dream :
"hormone and angst-filled meeting-spot"...ah yes. PROM. i absolutely loved your description of your prom! almost exactly as I wud have imagined it to be. and by far...one of my favorite entries from you! =] I refuse to be the typical college girl, going out and partying and crud too. I'm so glad you still manage to keep your morals even though you're a teenager. Gah, if I could think up all the people that call themselves "Christians" and destroy all evidence of being one by highschool...it would be one heck of a list! I wish you were in my school...and that we were the same age...and had some of the same classes...we would be best friends, I KNOW! =]
from free2dream :
"I'm far too pale and anti-social to go" ahaha! good reasons not to go to the beach! im sick today too! argh! and unfortunately, i need to go to school tomorrow. im the world's biggest nerd. YAY!
from goldberry91 :
*correction* the main character rows the visitors out across a MARSH, not a march.
from goldberry91 :
Hey! I feel like I haven't been in diaryland for ages, and it's made me all very sentimental towards my d'land friends. You might like to know that Mum and I watched a documentary on George Elliot on... Monday night, I think, and I immediately thought of you when I heard it was on. I always like the sound of your school system going by your descriptions of it... over here English is a thoroughly uninspiring subject, full of newspaper article analysis and second-rate books put in the course in order to "modernize" it... in fact the only classic text we studied last year was the Crucible. I'm doing literature this year but I find the teacher infinitely frustrating... in every book we study, she pulls references to classical literature and biblical allusions out of nowhere. We had to give talks about different topics that we were given to do with this one book Fly Away Peter, and my friend had to research where the ferryman to the underworld came into it. Of course, he was nowhere in the book to be seen, so she decided the closest thing was a scene where the main character rows visitors to a nature sanctuary out across a march in order to show them the birdlife. Our teacher wrote this down on the board for us to copy into our notes, and didn't add anything to it. And this is what happened with everyone's speech... we all just made it all up, and she agreed with us! Wow, I have no idea how this turned into a rant about my lit teacher. Well I hope you're feeling a bit better- I'm sick at the moment, too!
from free2dream :
We'll ALL pray that it gets better. Soon. =] take care Amandii!
from sunnyrain828 :
So did you enter a picture on Illustration Friday for this week ("Ambition")? What name did you put it under?
from free2dream :
Not ENTERTAINING? pssh! NEVER! "it's much darker than any other Disney movie" AHAHAHAHA! Finding Nemo..dark...hmm! =] you're HEEEElarious!
from free2dream :
"I completely agree with whatever Cherry (free2dream) said about rereading past entries. " gah, my past entries are MUCH worse than your past entries. but i guess only the writers of these entires can truly see the changes and the "crapness" the older entries contained. =]
from free2dream :
yES...."ever after" was blaaah! drew barrymore is stupid. i never met the girl but i would boldly tell her to stop acting RIGHT now or at least make one decent movie, PLLLEAAASE. yes, thats what i would tell her. =] i love ya too! so glad to know id be missed.
from snoopy-9487 :
You never waste my time. Feel free to come to my diary and rant anytime you wish it. I think that it is very healthy to rant from time to time because you don't hold it inside and holding it too much on the inside just makes it worse. Hey do you think there could be another British invasion? Like the invasion of George Eliot into pop culture like the Beatles or is it my fatigue talking at 3AM because my allergies won't let me get back to sleep? I'll let you decide. P.S. I'm glad you like my new layout.
from goldberry91 :
I know it's a bit late, but thank you v. much for the birthday wish. I would love a new background, but if you decide to make one for me, you must promise to put it last on your priorities list, and only work on it when you have nothing else to do! But I'm sure you're smart enough to do that anyway. And I'm not a big fan of a lot of diary banners either... they're not only rude, but completely unfunny and not a tiny bit witty, and a complete turn-off.
from free2dream :
Gah, I love Fresh Prince...I remember in 2 episodes, Will Smith made me cry. So now I can officially say..the show made me laugh, cry...and all that other junk. Okay...I'm not making sense...it's 11:44 so give me a break ok? After 10 I start to get a little CRAAZAAAY!
from free2dream :
Thanks for all the information about hair colors from different ethnicities. You're CRAZY! =] I knew it was you because of the red hair thingy...aww! How niiice!
from free2dream :
I was reading one of your older entried (sorry...im a weirdo) and you were talkin about your mom being on NBC and..I went to the site of her business...is the girl with the red hair...YOU? Sorry if it isn't, but I definitely thought it was you! I dunno why but you described yourself with red hair and all that other stuff..ah well.. :)
from sunnyrain828 :
Thanks for the note. I read the poem but couldn't find what you said was in it... About the only difference between the saved and the unsaved and such... But I have saved it in a document so I can return to it later and reread it. My goodness, what questions! -Steph
from free2dream :
Oh what song do you hate of Maroon 5? Kinda depressing! I happen to like 'em very much....anyway...how are yaa? Hope you're enjoying your spring break...that is, if you HAVE a spring break anyway...cause I dont. (BOO!)
from meganwaits :
Thank you so much for sharing that info about your brother with me about the diabetes. Really answers a lot of questions I had about Chandler.
from meganwaits :
Hey, sorry its been a while. I'll be so glad when school is out. At this point I could sleep summer away, but I know when it gets here sleep is the last thing I want to do. Thanks for the SIMS 2 tip. I love that note.
from free2dream :
As soon as it gets 75 degrees or hotter..I die. I cant take it! I dont want the summer to come. Every year I wonder how Ive dealt with it all those other summers. And it puzzles me every time...
from free2dream :
Aw dont worry! (I just read your note!) I think I write in a way that confuses the heck outta people and makes them misunderstand a lot of times. it's happened before...not that anyone thought that i was mad at them or vice-versa...but the misunderstanding part has definitely happened! :)
from free2dream :
I remember watching Colonial House on PBS about 2 years ago. I think it was a marathon. It was Thanksgiving and me and my family had NOTHING else to watch so all the kids just decided to put channel 13 and we watched it out of pure boredom but it was actually a pretty good show. Doesnt channel 13 rock? Thats where all the Josh Groban specials come on! You cant BEAT that!
from snoopy-9487 :
I said I was sorry with the needle and the stabbing part! The wound isn't infected is it? I said I was sorry... I even promised to make you a new layout didn't I? Just send me the image and I'll do the rest or tell me what you want. So, how' that thesis on Othello coming for you?
from goldberry91 :
I was also going to ask you, do you remember that background you made for my diary aaaaaaaages ago? Is that still lurking around somewhere on your computer, because if it is, it would be lovely to replace my dull old navy blue background. If not, no big deal.
from goldberry91 :
You're right, it IS good to rant about such things sometimes. And you're also completely right in saying that these beliefs are held by a minority, who believe they are speaking on behalf of their entire religion but they're not. A letter to the editor in a follow-up to that article was from a Muslim woman, who said she was shocked and disturbed by the things said by this man in his speech. Hooray for us living in America and Australia!
from free2dream :
NOOO! the "not everyone can be Amanda" comment was meant that you DONT complain a lot. So I complain a lot...but not everyone can not be you (a PERSON WHO DOESNT COMPLAIN a lot!) My reply to your suggestion probably felt cold because..I wasn't as hyper? Maybe that was it. it was one of those days....one of those gross days. :) I think I'm just a horrible diarylander who can't put their words together so that people can UNDERSTAND what's going on...your advice is something that I always hear, even if it doesnt always WORK. ;) I hope I dont say something else thats stupid and someone else misunderstands! :) I am in NO WAY angry at you! :)
from free2dream :
oh my gaw! i'm sorry if you truly thought my latest entry was about you but it wasnt! yesterday was just a horrible day and i dont even want to begin to think about what was said to and about me. it wasnt about you, honest. your opinions and advice always rocks and they mean so much to me. take care. :)
from goldberry91 :
Hebrew sounds fascinating. And it would suit me very well, being written from right to left, as I'm left handed and for once in my life, it would be everyone else smudging their writing and not me!! Hah!!
from free2dream :
Thanks for the note. I declined my mom's offer like 3 years ago. :) Bye.
from sunnyrain828 :
Argh... What do I do if Photobucket hasn't activated my account yet? It's been a day.
from goldberry91 :
They work! Hooray! Firstly, congratulations on that interview! That's really amazing, that she just accepted you on the spot! The play is called Ross, and it's about Lawrence of Arabia, meaning I'll be playing Lawrence. All the anti-authority figures have been cast as female, because the teacher directing it wants to give it a feminist slant. Also, remember that movie I was an extra for last year? Well, it's coming out next week, the day after my birthday!
from sunnyrain828 :
Wow. I signed up for Photobucket.com--they almost tricked me into clicking "yes" for one of their stupid offers. That's sly. That's subtle. I'm so glad I got through the loophole... Anyway! Onto other topics--so how does Photobucket.com work exactly? Does it allow me to put pictures in a diary entry and they'll show up? How? Thanks, Stephanie
from twintale :
I don't know if you've gotten smarter, or if I've gotten dumber...but suddenly you're writing above me. LOL I had to re-read like...all of your entries. That's ok, though, 'cause I'm more intelligent for it! Now, onto more important things - can I have your brain? Simple transplant, you know. By the way, I have MISSED YOU!!!! Is your "dad" gone yet? Love yas, Angela
from free2dream :
"I mean, they wouldn't make fun of an African American because she's black, why should I be made fun of because I'm very, very, very white?" Exactly! And that whole Clifford the Big Red Dog...hmm! Interesting! :) Have a good dayy!
from free2dream :
Gah, I love you!
from free2dream :
heyyy!! Happy EASTER to you too! :) How are you? I haven't sent you a note in years. I mean, it LITERALLY feels like it's been a couple of years! :) Take care!
from snoopy-9487 :
Point taken. I guess life is differnent in different ways. (Does that make an sense?) I was trying to get at the point that you made... people just need to slow down in life and enjoy while they can for one never knows what tomorrow may bring. I really need to focus on my homework. Thanks for the note!
from goldberry91 :
Hello, I was wondering if you could do me a favour. Two favours, actually. Firstly, for politics I need to talk briefly about the American voting system, and don't know where to start on the internet, because most sites either give too much or too little info. Would you be interested in giving me a brief rundown? Secondly, for debating next week, the topic is "The war on terror is unfairly restricting our freedom" and we are negative, saying that, yes it does restrict our freedom in some ways, but not unfairly. Since you most likely agree with this statement, can you think of any specific arguments? Oh, I do love getting people who live thousands of miles away from me to do my homework for me :) Feel free to refuse, of course!
from wiley381 :
Thanks for taking my survey. I especially enjoyed you soccer mom statements. I seem to see those everywhere... then again, I guess I'm dating one. Oh yeah... not everything is made in China - there's also Korea, Thailand and lots of other little Asian countries that make stuff for us. I think one of the biggest things made in the States is employment overseas. HA!! Anyway, thanks again.
from snoopy-9487 :
If you want to edit film, listen to music, watch dvds, perhaps burn cds and dvds then Mac is the way to go as far as I know. When I was in communcation tech, we had to shot a "mock" news broadcast and we used Macs. Mac also has the apple airport for wireless access and you could get wireless card to say accesss other wireless networks. Sony is good too... I need to do some more research though since I plan to get one myself somehow. I'm looking at Dell though and I am basically trying to cram my destop into a laptop format. But that is just me of course... and did I mention congrats on getting accepted to the University of South Carolina? If not, congrats (again)!
from i-c-dumppl :
Senza tema d'infamia ti respondo.
from free2dream :
You don't like Leonardo DiCaprio? I'm shocked! :) No school today (THANK GOD) God bless!
from free2dream :
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! :) All this time I thought you were already 18! But that just means I'm a little slow right? Hmm...
from goldberry91 :
Ah, I remember Bobby Sands! We did Ireland for International Studies last year. He... became a bit of a martyr when he died in a prison hunger strike, right? I do see what you mean about the different circumstances deserving completely different consideration, but I would also say... all the cases involve murder, and no human should be murdered! (Trees also shouldn't be murdered but for a different reason) Anyway, I do enjoy hearing about your finds at book sales. I'm reading a good book at the moment about the last Tsar of Russia and his family, which I'm reading because we're doing the Russian revolution in history. I'm also halfway through the Shipping News for literature, but I'm actually looking forward to the end of this subject (it only goes for a semester) because I have a craving to read Lord of the Rings again, and I don't want to have 3 books going at once! That sign language dinner sounds so interesting... that's something else I'd love to learn, sign language. There are just too many interesting things to learn!
from goldberry91 :
I haven't spoken to you in a while! Firstly, congratulations on retaining 1st chair for cello. When I get to uni, first thing I'm going to do is take up viola again. If I could change one thing, I would maybe make a string instrument the musical focus of my life instead of piano, because they're so darn beautiful. When I first saw a play of Hamlet two years ago, I just thought it was the best thing I'd ever seen. Mind you, it was a fantastic production (I followed it up by trying to watch the Mel Gibson movie and was disappointed. But I've heard the Kenneth Branagh one is good). But I liked it more than any other Shakespeare play, and I still do. That English project sounds fantastic. Aaaand... the new Harry Potter book comes out soon! Excited, anyone??
from twintale :
That was supposed to say: I AM completely caught up. Jeeze. Shoot me.
from twintale :
It's gonna be impossible to respond to all the entries I missed, so I'll just say that as of this moment, I am not completely caught up. Go me! (And don't you dare add another entry before I'm finished with this note! lol) I'll unleash the fury..ohhhhh yes. *ahem* Where was I? Oh, I miss you. Duh. I'll write an entry here in a minute about how every second of my life is scheduled right now. And Diaryland didn't make the cut. :( sigh. Still praying for your situation, and I'm kind of curious about a few things, but I don't have time to ask them right now. grace_flows_down333@yahoo.com. I want that new email address just in case I need it! LOL Love, Angela
from snoopy-9487 :
With the age of eighteen, one can buy lottery tickets and vote in local, state, and presidental elections (except we'll be getting out of college when the next president rolls around).
from free2dream :
Oh, I hear you!! Valentine's day is just some stupid holiday created by HALLMARK and crud! :)
from sunnyrain828 :
How many years of French have you taken? I wish I could take lessons from you or something. Don't be surprised if I start e-mailing you and asking, "What does __________ mean?" :) -Stephanie
from free2dream :
That's cool...isn't google the best? I'm kinda obsessed with google. If I want to know something or search something about a stupid celebrity, I immediately "google it". :) My email address is obsess89@yahoo.com. That IS what I'm supposed to do right? Give you my old email address? Okay, cool. :) God bless!
from goldberry91 :
You didn't sound hostile at all! But I'm going to do what you asked people not to do and say something about the abortion/death penalty link. There's only one thing I need to say- I made the connection once when talking about the conservative view of someone like George Bush, who opposes abortion because it is murder (rightly), but then supports a different kind of murder. Murder is when one human kills another, no matter what the circumstances are. But can I make a request for us to put this discussion on hold for a few days, until I'm back home? I'm leaving Germany on Wednesday! And yes, I was actually able to go out on Saturday! Only because my host mother was going out for dinner at the same time, so made the effort to come back punctually from skiing! But I'll do some more explaining in my entry. Only two more days... I have to say, I'm really excited about getting home, no matter how much I'll miss the friends I've made here. And to think when I get back, it'll be Summer... :)
from kidmittens :
I'm sorry to hear you were born like that :( I wasn't saying that all kids born in those circumstances can't be cured...I guess it sorta hits home to me too cause I've known my friend's foster bro since he was a baby. He was born addicted to crack and now has epilepsy and a number of behavioural problems. I was just using him as an example to support what she said in response to my idea of a law limiting the number of abortions one woman can have. Like I said in my entry, there are so many arguments to both sides, that there really is no point in debating it because it just goes around and around in circles. Sorry to hear about all your hate mail...people can be so stupid sometimes!
from kidmittens :
Just so you know, I read your entry about abortion and such and completely respect your views. I wanted you to know that my most recent diary is not aimed at you, it was aimed at some ignorant moron who e-mailed me with some not nice things to say. I think you are very intelligent and know a lot about a wide variety of issues so don't feel that what I wrote was directed towards your recent entry, I still think you're great!
from free2dream :
But I know where you're comin up with all of this! And I think you're cool. Wanna know why? Because you're almost JUST LIKE ME except a heck of a lot cooler and SMARTER! :)
from free2dream :
True. I rarely watch the View but sometimes they come up with interesting discussions and I feel like getting into the show and screaming at them....so that's why I like the show! :) But I'd rather watch my new favorite show E.R instead of The View anyday! :)
from free2dream :
I talk WAYYY too fast and whenever I have to read something for class, I read it so fast that by the time I'm finished...everyone is just staring at me. I can't help it if I'm a weirdo! :) I definitely agree with you on abortion and I hope and pray that everyone can wake up and realize it too! Regis and Kelly...those kids! :) They're nuts so I usually watch it for their cool guests (if they have any, that is) or any of their good musical guests but that's also very rare. I watch "The View" which is interesting...MWS performed there once. And remember the Donny and Marie Osmond show? That was....weird. But Steven Curtis Chapman performed there too...:)
from free2dream :
Another wonderful entry. And YES, I actually read the WHOLE thing! Why don't you like Regis and Kelly? That's interesting. I don't think it's one of the greatest shows in the world...but I watch it for the guests that come on, like Tom Welling or something....but ANYWAY...
from goldberry91 :
The notes continue. I'm also a bit upset at the moment. My friends at my school here have organized an outing on Saturday evening especially for me, to the cafe and then ice skating, but I probably won't be home in time because my family are going skiing and I have to come, even though I'm not skiing with them, instead wandering around by myself. Manda, I've never met more horrible and strange people in my life than my host family, and my host mother. I'm looking forward to getting home now, as much as I'll miss all the lovely Germans I've met!
from goldberry91 :
Actually I didn't quite finish what I wanted to say- to tie the follow your heart thing in with the legal/illegal debate, I think it's such a decision that the law cannot make for its citizens. Yes, it would be ideal if no-one wished to have abortions. But that's not the world we live in- and in order to save women's lives, clinics should be maintained and controlled by professionals. I'm sorry this has been so terribly written! I'm tired and I keep wanting to write a word in German. I had to retype that sentence just then 4 times because it didn't sound good. Or right. I should really lie down now.
from goldberry91 :
We're actually talking about abortion at the moment in religion. I, too, would never choose to have an abortion myself, and find it hard to understand how someone else could make that decision. But don't most of the women who die during abortion, die because they had it done in some illegal and unsanitary backstreet? Thus, if women make a decision to have an abortion they'll do it whether it's legal or not, and might as well have it done at a legal abortion clinic. Also in religion at the moment we're talking about, When does life begin? And people came up with different answers- at birth, at conception, when the baby is able to feel, when the heart starts to beat. But I don't think you can pinpoint the beginning of life, which itself is a gradual process, and "life" is such an abstract concept. Suddenly, for me, the queen of cliches suddenly becomes relevant: Follow your heart. Whether or not it's a human, or a half human, or an unfeeling bunch of cells, if a baby was growing inside of me my heart would tell me, it would be wrong to kill it.
from twintale :
*blinks* How do you read my mind? Leave my thoughts alone, you freaky psychic! I kid. Seriously, though - that last entry....WOW! You said everything I've ever wanted to say about issues like that, but you said it much more coherantly and...intellectually. Your brain amazes me sometimes! And OH! I'm SO HAPPY for your news! (I won't repeat it here, 'cause that's how I roll) It's about time you got that kind of news! Sorry I haven't been leaving my regular page long notes...I'll get back to that one day when I have a second to breathe. Later! Love, Angela
from free2dream :
And I saw it before and I saw it again the other day...I thought it was a good movie. I thought the same thing...Robert Redford...HMM...and of course, I think Brad Pitt is beautiful even if you dont agree, so I would watch the crappiest movie just as long as he's in it. Heck, I watch Smallville for similar reasons! (Tom Welling) I just wanted to see what you had to say about it. Have you ever seen Mission Impossible? Wow...am I being annoying? SORRY! :) God bless!
from free2dream :
Oh I watched it before, Amandii! And I think I said that on my diary...but knowing me, WHO KNOWS?
from goldberry91 :
I tell you, when I set up that market stall last year, I made $200 in 4 hours. And that was on a freezing cold Winter's morning, when (I'm told) there are a lot less people at the market than during Summer. Just proves how effective markets are. So, rummage through your house for things to sell and ask relatives or friends to do the same, and find out if a kind of market is run in your area, or if not, you could set up a garage sale.
from free2dream :
Aww thanks. I'm cool? Gee whiz! haha! This whole week I've been off! I'm so happy because there's absolutely NO work for me to do. No homework..no crappy essays. This is a REAL vacation! Yay on your four-day weekend! You deserve it...because you're COOL TOO! :)
from free2dream :
I KNEWWWW I heard that quote before. (From your title) AAh I LOVE the I love the 90's Part Deux. Too much fun. If you don't get into the colleges of your choice, I'll sue. :)
from twintale :
Oh jeeze, now you've made it necessary for me to write in capital letters. WHAT IS THE NEWS???? TELL ME TELL ME TELL MEEEEEEEEEEEE! Annnnnnnnnnnnd, I'm finished. Tell me THIS, at least - the news is GOOD, right?? Oh, and my locked diary can be accessed with these magic words...lol u/n: under p/w: grace. Love, Angela
from free2dream :
Big news that you can't share! WOOOP!
from free2dream :
And yes...Johnny Depp. Which is why my layout is the way it is now... :)
from free2dream :
I WANTED TO TELL YOU!! DESPERATE FRIGGIN HOUSEWIVES are like THE USHER of TV now...they're gonna take EVERY AWARD at AWARD shows this year.....KILL ME NOW! Words can NOT describe my disappointment and HORROR! Anyway.....:)
from goldberry91 :
Oh man... I am so envious of your ability! And I totally agree with what you were saying... I'm still writing poems about butterflies at age 16, when most of my counterparts had outgrown such topics by 9 or 10. I think my favourite of your artworks is the very first one, it's just so beautiful and serene, and a pleasure to look at. It's interesting, I was in Düsseldorf yesterday (using this German keyboard I don't have to go looking up character map for ü, ö, ä, ß etc!) with the other girl I met here who also comes from Australia, and we went to a museum of modern art (lots of Picasso, including his very first collage!) Afterwards I came away feeling quite... disturbed, really, by everything I'd seen. Perhaps the worst image was that of a young girl munching away at a bird, blood frothing at her lips, the painting titled "Pleasure"! Now I don't think there's anything wrong with artwork that makes you feel disturbed, or provoked, or embarassed or confused or sad, but it's wrong to completely dismiss that other kind of artwork that makes you feel good inside when you look at it! My favourite painting at the exhibition yesterday was a very large one taking up one entire section of wall, that was of a view from a veranda over looking the lush trees and vegetation lining a bright creek, and beyond some people digging in a vegetable garden. It was so... soothing to stare out over this scene, and I lingered at that painting longer than the others. So, that was my interesting art experience. Oh, I also love the picture of the man with the blood on his hand- that was Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, right? I'd already seen it once before. And of course, the picture of the mosque! It's my dream to travel to a middle eastern country and watch the sunrise over the tops of the ancient, beautiful mosques... I would like that very much.
from free2dream :
I always look at what Ebert says before a movie comes out...if he gives it a thumbs up, I think about seeing that movie. If he doesn't....it's not really going to make me want to go see it! I don't know why his opinion matters so much to me...but he's usually right about things and so are YOU so I'll listen to your reviews too! I neevr watched the Stepford Wives and Troy and now I'm glad I didn't! :)
from free2dream :
oh wowsers! thos are reallyy some good artwork amandii! Oh I forgot to ask you, did you ever see Signs? I bet you did but for some odd reason my sister and brother wanted it to be more "scary" and couldn't find the movie good at all! Anyway....God bless!!!
from snoopy-9487 :
You want me to smash your dreams, eh? Well that is something I just cannot do because you're stuff is just to good and makes me quiver in my chair knowing I'll never be that great... I can only draw stick people (and my stick persons are superior to some). You'll get in.
from goldberry91 :
It's alright, I'm all okay now! :) But I deeply appreciate your concern. Nevertheless, I am still up for a chat about Shakespeare... where would you like to start?
from free2dream :
Every time you write about your dad I feel a pang of hurt because I know he's hurt your family in so many ways. And you seem like such nice people. So nice that you shouldn't deserve this treatment you're getting from him. :) Smile.
from free2dream :
Oh and I just read the note Angela left for you...listen to her. She's smart. ;)
from free2dream :
Whoa buddy! I can TELL you're gonna be an actress!! Ebert's got nothin on you!! Everyone else was like...TROY WAS AWESOME DUDE! (I added that Dude part...cause I felt like it. Trust me, no one from the Bronx really speaks like that...or they might get killed or something...) And here you go analyzing it and everything! I've never seen the movie but everytime the commercial comes and Brad Pitt's character goes "Take it..IT'S YOUUUURS!!" I want to laugh so BAD. I dont think hes that bad of an actor...but then again what do I know? I just think that roles like that are stupid for him to do. And to think I trusted Oprah that it was a good movie! You should review movies more often! Now I definitely dont wanna watch itt!! :) Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are over...SADDDD!
from twintale :
Maybe the fact that coming up with $600 is nearly impossible right now means that God isn't leading you there? Just a thought. Don't kill me. You know I love you and hope that you get your hearts desire, but sometimes you just gotta trust that God will either provide a way there, or block all doors, windows, and exits to keep you out. Your life is important to Him - He wants it used the way He planned! But I'll keep praying for you, as usual - and WOOHOO that you did your other application online! lol I was excited for you on that. Love, Angela (P.S. I didn't like The Stepford Wives, either...I don't find Brad Pitt all that attractive...George Clooney, on the other hand, can stalk me any day...and marriage won't stink if you find the right person.) There! Now I'm finished!
from twintale :
Awwwww you added Andrew to your buddy list. Rock on. And thank you SO MUCH for your note! I AM going to college...someday. Actually, I'm shooting for August. We'll see. I'll be 20 by then, and I think that's a nice round number! lol And who cares if I'm in debt up to my neck? God provides! And like you said, I can pay it off slowly, even though I'd like to get it out of the way as fast as possible. But in the end, I want what God wants. I just have to figure out what that is! Thanks for cheering me up! Love, Angela
from free2dream :
Oh goodnessie Elijah Wood. Every time i read your diary I learn something new.
from twintale :
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh wow! Can I just say that I've never EVER been more happy for you?!?!? Rock ON that so many good things have happened to you - you totally and completely deserve it! As for all your Cambridge ramblings, I thought it was kinda cute that you're so excited. I hope and pray that you get to go - even though I'm kinda worried you won't be able to update. lol By the way, is your dad's name Ward Jones??? Long story, but read Andrew's diary and you'll find out. It's just that the two of you are SOOOOO much alike it's kinda scary. He's insanely smart, he's hilarious, he's into LOTR (he almost ditched me to watch the extended edition once!) lol and he actually got every reference you made to that video game. I knew there was a reason I liked him! lol (I met you first...so there!) I'm so rambling, so I'll go. Just so happy for you! God is GOOD! Love, Angela
from goldberry91 :
I do like your diary very much. That's awesome that you're so excited about college, and all the opportunities it's going to bring you... how very cool. Don't you just love the title, A Midsummer Night's Dream? I think it's one of the most beautiful phrases ever written in the English language. And I was Helena in year 9 drama, she's lots of fun to play!
from twintale :
Man, I'm so jealous of your brain. And your writing skills. And your ambition - I wish I'd done a heck of a lot more than just graduate high school with the minimum requirements! I got lazy...and now I regret it. Trying to get into college and find SOME scholarship that will stop making me feel like college is robbing me of my financial freedom for the next...however many years it'll take me to pay off the loans. I graduated w/ a 4.0 gpa, but that was almost 2 years ago, and I've done nothing since then. ANYWAY, pity party is over. lol Seriously, though, every time I think about you, I can't help thinking how strong you must be to have risen above your painful childhood that STILL isn't over...and into the person you are today. It's amazing every time I think about it, and there's no doubt in my mind that God has blessed you with that ability only because He needs you to rise above it. He needs you for something...somewhere...that you wouldn't be able to do if you dwelled on the crappy hand life had dealt you instead of trusting God that it's His plan. I don't know if any of this is making sense, I'm just basically saying that I admire you so much, and I'm so sorry for what you've had to go through. I'm here for ya, too! Love, Angela
from free2dream :
Actually, if you wrote an autobiography I'd probably buy it! But I feel like I know a lot about you because of your diary...but it should be an interesting read anyway! Paris Hilton's autobiography? What a bunch of garbage! Anyway...I had a BIJILLION tests this week, and it is annoying the crap outta me. But anywho...hope you have a nice FRIDAY tomorrow!!!
from kidmittens :
Me again...haha Grecian roadrage I like that. I did a presentation on Oedipus Rex in my first year of University...quite a tragic tale. Isn't that the one where he cuts out his eyeballs cause he doesn't want to look at his children that he created with his mother? Sick...
from kidmittens :
Haha thanks! But alas, the luck did me no good...a miracle is the only that would have saved me from feeling like I got run over by a truck today :(
from twintale :
Your dad is getting on my LAST NERVE. And I'm SERIOUSLY about to hunt him down. But that wouldn't be Christ-like, so I need to breathe....inhale....exhale. Ahhhh ok I'm better. I pray for you every night, please don't forget that. And thanks oodles for your tips! I'm SO gonna cheat now! lol And would you STOP calling yourself mean?????? I honestly have no idea where you're getting that! Love, Angela
from free2dream :
Thanks for the test taking tips! And the dramatic reverbs were a nice touch!
from free2dream :
I definitely remembered that episode of Monk where the title is from. Wasn't it from "The Blackout" episode? Yeah yeah it was! When he went out with that lady from that place!! Yep yep! Now watch me be wrong....:) Amandii, even though your dad is a nutcase, I'm happy to know that you're one of the coolest people EVER. Yes, you're one of the coolest people in all of the land. :) God bless!!
from snoopy-9487 :
Hey. If you need help or want me to do a new layout for you... just let me know because, well, I did help with your current one. So, if you want slave labor to do your layout or help, I'll do it free of charge because it wouldn't be slave labor then, would it? p.s. No one wants to go to school tomorrow, maybe it might actually be bearable, eh? (Does that sound even a bit intelligent?)
from twintale :
Hey, who did you insult? And why so hard on yourself? You've never once sounded arrogant or full of yourself to ME! *sigh* Do I have to come there and knock some sense into you? (If I come, I might never leave...lol) I've missed you lately, don't know why. It's not like you haven't been around or anything...I don't know. I'm weird. Anyway, sometimes shallow diary entries are a good relief from what's going on that isn't so light hearted, if you catch my drift. Praying for you... Angela
from free2dream :
You're a genius!
from free2dream :
That show is hilarious!! Me and my sister died laughing a couple of times when watching that show. I knew it was a "reality show" but then you see it and it looks COMPLETELY rehearsed at some points. Her singing is horrific...is she even singing? It's more like speaking...really loud...anyway....Happy New Year Amandii!! Thank you for all your notes and your craziness!!!! :)
from snoopy-9487 :
Hey, I just realized something. It is 2005 instead of 2004. I guess it is the new year. So Happy New Year! and such. :)
from kidmittens :
Wow, your sketches are amazing! I like your attitude too, I need to surround myself with more people like you! I'll be back to read more :)
from twintale :
You aren't depressing! But I'm sorry I am... I'm currently writing in my head a new entry to apologize for the one I wrote this morning. It was so bitter and angry that I can't imagine how disappointed God must be with me. Not to mention how upset I am with myself. I tell everyone around me "Look up! God has a plan! This is all happening for a reason! He loves you! He's all you need!" and at the first sign of some dumb, miniscule, insignificant problem, all that goes out the window. My "problems" are nothing compared to millions of other people. Anyway, so I don't become someone that annoys you, let's try to end this depressing note with some humor, shall we? I saw A Series of Unfortunate Events yesterday, and it rocked like butterscotch! That's all I got...lol Love, Angela (And thank you for your sweet note...you're so amazing sometimes you know that??)
from twintale :
There comes a time when you've just got to understand that what comes into your life is there for a reason which you might not EVER understand. That doesn't make a whole lot of sense reading it at first, but read it again and it may. As much as my heart breaks for you and your situation, as much as I would love to be wherever you are so that you could have someone to talk to without worrying about spyware or something else as ridiculously unfortunate - I'm starting to think that maybe the whole thing is a start of some journey God has planned for you. Sounds cliche, huh? Go with me - there are two kinds of people in this world: those who endure hardships and use it as an excuse for the rest of their lives to act out in various ways, and those who endure hardships and grow up to be better because of them. I can see you are the latter. Think of the strength you will have developed by the time this is all over! After what you've been through as a teenager, is there anything else that could be more difficult? And this is where your faith comes into play as well...do you see your trust in God and in His plan growing with each passing day? Sure, sometimes you get discouraged, and you might question, but that's okay. Just from reading your diary, I can tell that kind of attitude from you is always short-lived - it's the strong, trusting, hilarious, intelligent young woman that prevails time and time again. And if you're that way now, in the midst of all this awfulness, just think about when it's all over. God's good like that, you know? Wish I could do something to help, though...Love, Angela
from free2dream :
Wow Christmas was good to you! Congrats on that England summer program! I know TONS of people who would die to be in your place right now! :)
from twintale :
Oh you should've told me you didn't have a record player - I would have sent you mine! It doesn't matter that I don't know where you live - me have special powers! And some obvious mental problems! lol I'm glad you had a decent Christmas - you deserve one without your no good lame-excuse-for-a-father...father ahem. But we won't go there. ANYWAY, when will you know about Cambridge? (Both of them! lol) I'm praying for you! Miss you, too! Love, Angela
from goldberry91 :
Merry Christmas!! You know, the thing I hate the most in the world (major overstatement, but anyway) is people trying to political-correctify Christmas. Steal Nativity Plays from kindergartens, give out completely un-Chrismassy cards with "Happy Holidays", not "Merry Christmas", pah-lease! But at the same time, I've never had a problem with Santa Claus . I guess I've just loved the tradition since I was a child. And it's interesting here in Germany, where some families, including mine, have the Christkind (Christ child) leave presents under the tree on Christmas Eve, not Santa. And you start to think... what are you teaching little kids here? That Jesus in his baby form has magically flown to the present and walks through locked doors into everyone's loungerooms to leave gifts under the tree? I think I'd prefer Santa Claus who lives at the North Pole with elves! But no matter who delivers those presents, I truly hope you enjoyed your Christmas this year immensely. I'm re-reading the 5th Harry Potter book at the moment, and goodness it's good... it's hard to believe, that the first time I read it, I believed it to be the weakest of the series. It was because it was the first new book I'd read having already seen the movies, and it kind of altered the experience for me. But coming back to it, it's as fresh as ever. Go Harry and Ron and Hermoine!! Unite against that foul Umbridge!!
from free2dream :
Merry CHRISTmas!!! :) ahahaha Santamas...people are nuts with the whole Santa Claus crud.
from twintale :
Awwwwww I wish you couldn't empathize with me, but I just read your entry, and sadly, you can. My parents ruin Christmas and any other important day of the year every chance they get. Right now as a matter of fact, the only sound I hear is my mother slamming dishes around the kitchen and my dad watching tv on the couch where he's slept the past two nights. They aren't speaking, which I guess it better than the shouting I had to endure earlier, and I feel like I'm trapped here! We had a pretty bad snowstorm the last two days, and I've been stuck in this house with my childish parents so long I think I may go crazy. My grandparents are having everyone over to their house for dinner tonight, and my parents just told me we aren't going. I asked if my sister and I could go without them, and my mom went off on me and told me the roads are too dangerous even though my brother has been out driving on them all day. Double standards! So no Christmas Eve dinner with my brothers, my niece and nephew, my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents - and I doubt Christmas morning will be any different. Ok, I'm finished complaining now - I'm sorry to put all this on you! I just wanted to let you know that I completely understand your longing for a Christmas that you can't yet have - my fantasies include my parents getting back in church with me, and reading the Christmas story out of Luke before we all open presents. But it looks like God is telling us both to wait, and I'm sorry for what you're going through. Someone like you doesn't deserve any of that! If I could be there to make things happier for you, I would - God knows I'd rather be ANYWHERE but here! Love you girl, and no matter what happens - no one can take away the fact that Jesus came! Love, Angela
from twintale :
Now I have to go see that movie. Not that it wasn't completely necessary before. I'm weird. Blah. I haven't been around to leave you notes in so long I think I almost forgot how! Missed you - what's been happening? Love ya, Angela
from goldberry91 :
Always an interesting read! My school here doesn't close because of half an inch of snow... in fact, snow isn't the bad part, its that darn ice under the snow that you can't see and makes for some spectacular falls! I'm probably sounding a bit, pity the poor Australian girl who's never had to deal with snow at school before... because actually, I love snow! Anyway, a very pretty painting, and I want to read a Series of Unfortunate Events! I never have. Off to finally write an entry...
from snoopy-9487 :
And I forget to say one last thing. Shakespeare!
from snoopy-9487 :
I can't breathe properly because of my stuffy nose. And reading your list of gifts, my sound pitiful compared to your awesome used books because frankly who doesn't love used books? I want to breathe again! And actually sleep in for a change!
from goldberry91 :
Oh and about the school thing- in germany they have schools called gymnasiums (not sport halls!) which go up to year 13, and afterwards the students go on to university. the school I go to is a realschule, and it only goes up to year 10, and afterwards students either transfer to a gymnasium or do an apprenticeship of sorts. there are a couple of other kinds of schools, too. Just in case you were interested!
from goldberry91 :
I forgot to say... I would pay oodle loads for that rose painting, I just think its so cool... I dont want to start describing it like a wannabe art critic who really knows nothing, so Ill leave it at that with that wonderful multi purpose teenage word- cool. And that is so awesome, that Josh Groban is coming to your town! I hope youre able to go! Congrats on your Christmas concert... I absolutely adore Christmas concerts, they combine two of my all time favourite things- Christmas and music! The family across the road from me have a little upright piano, which Im able to play now and then, which is lovely of them! I hope youre having a wonderful Christmas (I think of "Christmas" as the entire holiday season) and talk to you soon!
from free2dream :
Hey...just wanted to say a quick HI and a HOW ARE YA? :)
from twintale :
Hey! You've been on my mind lately and I just wanted to make sure things were okay for you... (well, as good as can be expected, under the circumstances, I guess.) I miss you! I Corinthians 10:13 - God will never give you more than you can handle. Things are all going to work out at exactly the perfect time - His. Love, Angela
from free2dream :
Oh, don't explode...voice lessons? Very interesting. I hope you had a wonderful day Amandii
from goldberry91 :
Hey! I hate talking to you just once a week... I wish I had the time to talk to you more often! I think Australians are a bit more discreet when it comes to talking about money, and its hard for me to get used to here in germany, when ive been asked about how much the exchange program costs etc. Congratulations on your 100!!! That is amazing. Its so crazy being here Manda... sorry, to shift the coversation to me now. Im going to a birthday party in an hour, and im a bit nervous, because theres always the change i wont understand what people are saying to me! well id better go and write an entry... lots of love, and hope everything is going well for you, sarah xoxo
from free2dream :
I was reading Angela's note to you about spyware, and the fact that you can't share a lot of details not only upsets me but it scares me that it's happening to you. But I completely COMPLETELY understand why you don't mention a lot of things that are going on....it just creeps me out for some reason! Bye Amandii, God bless!
from twintale :
Eccentric people are genuises - embrace your weirdness! And I think you're intelligent, hilarious, interesting, and thought-provoking all rolled up into one, which makes for some darn good reading. I read your note - I know there are some kind of programs that can detect Spyware and get rid of it, but I don't know what they are or how to get them. And they probably ain't cheap, either! Sell a kidney...or better yet - a painting!!! I completely understand your hesitancy to talk. I'm not upset that I don't know all that's going on, I'm upset because you can't even have the freedom to talk about it and get it out of your system. Prayers go up for you every night, at least from this crazy friend of yours. Things will all work out in His timing. You just keep believing. Love, Angela
from free2dream :
AHAHAHA I just read the note you sent me.....you're truly insane, but that's what's so great about you! I actually saw the Biography of Brad Pitt on A&E and just the fact that he looked amazing since BIRTH creeped me out! I think there was one of Johnny Depp too (how could there not be one?) but I never saw it. :( I heard his new movie has Oscar written all over it! And I BET you're going to watch it, so YAY! God bless!
from free2dream :
You make some good points...wow Americans are strange...but then again I believe that all human beings are odd so... :)
from snoopy-9487 :
Oh yeah, most people are thought to be eccentric right before they make it big. See, in ten years or so, when you live in one of your castles in Europe, people are going to be like, "Hey, I use to know that person. I thought she was nuts but it turns out she rules half of Europe." Or something like that. :)
from snoopy-9487 :
Hey, no problem. Glad you like the CD. But um... you put the wrong link for my name... I don't have a diary at annandale.diaryland.com. I did use to live in Annandale until I moved when I was eight. Isn't my main link http://snoopy-9487.diaryland.com? Just thought I would point that out... after all, no one likes a broken link. I'm hungry...
from twintale :
Hey! Please email me if you need to "write" about things where you know your dad can't read them. I will ALWAYS listen. That's a promise I'll keep. OH! I didn't know you could paint!!!! Some people get it all, I swear. LOL Just kidding. I think that if God gave you a talent (and He obviously did!) then you should use it. Who knows? Maybe it WAS His way of providing for things like college. (And Josh Groban concert tickets! lol) Pray about it. Just to let you know - I'd pay tons for your work! It's beautiful. Love, Angela
from free2dream :
No prob Bob! :) Josh Groban is comin to NY too and my friend Becca and me dont care how much it costs (which can be a problem since OUR PARENTS are paying for it) but...hmm...I heard about this girl who did some artwork and Brad Pitt somehow ended up buying it...I think you're art work is better than just DECENT....I think it's really good actually. You should probably be in one of those Oprah episodes with those really talented kids! :) I hope we both get to see some Groban!!!
from twintale :
Heyyyyyyyy goofy! (That was meant in the best way possible, I assure you.) I completely agree that it's unfair you can't vote - you certainly DO know more about it than some, ok most! Have I ever told you how much I admire you? I wish I had half the faith and wisdom NOW that you already have at 17!!!! You rock. Oh, was last night a bad night for you? Just curious, because I was praying and you popped in my mind for a really long time. Me and God had a talk about cha! lol I hope everything's ok, and by the way - I LOVED your note! (Yes, it did make sense.) I feel the same way sometimes. Anyway, bye bye ! Love, Angela
from free2dream :
Oh yaaa...You could draw right?? I remember seeing some of your pictures....okay that was completely random, sorry Amandii! :)
from free2dream :
Like Angela said (Twintale) I wish that I knew more about politics like you! Did I mention that I printed out your entry on why people should vote for George Bush? I couldn't explain why I felt that way as well as you did so I just printed it out and led others read it instead! You're amazing! :) God bless!
from twintale :
I wish I had your knowledge of politics, I really do! All I can say is....Go Bush go??? Wow, THAT'S a convincing and eloquent argument. Not to mention persuasive. Riiiiight. Anyhoo, I'm glad you're feeling a little better, and don't worry about not responding to my notes. I wouldn't wanna talk to me either! lol Just kidding. It sounds like you're insanely busy - which is good, 'cause it keeps your mind off things. And thanks so much for your note - I WILL use you as an example! lol Love, Angela
from snoopy-9487 :
Mwahahahaha! Mwahahahaha! First you shall take over our senior class and then the world! Mwahahahahahaha! Haha. Now I have homework to do.
from free2dream :
Huh? HUH? Spyware? Hmm...that's funny...ME being uncomfortable over something like that, when you're the one that wrote a whole entry before deciding to pee! :)
from twintale :
What was with the spyware comment? Is someone watching you? DO I HAVE TO COME THERE AND KICK SOME BUTT??? *ahem* sorry, hyper. Bad. Anyhoo, I sure hope you peed because I WAS getting uncomfortable, but I'm sure not as uncomfortable as you were....with the not peeing and all...ahem....whew. ANYwayyyyyyy, I want to read the essay thingy that you can't write about for some reason! We can invent some code, and you can email it to me, and and...nevermind. Love ya! Angela
from twintale :
Another perfect entry. You support Bush, you have slight ocd tendencies (not applying to a college because they said ok, and not okay?? That's hilarious!) and you play pool better when you're solids, and not stripes. You're just like me!!!!!! lol (Although, I'm more of a solids girl myself - I seriously DO play better that way!) I'm slightly envious of your near perfect verbal SAT scores, but that's OKAY. ;) Thanks for your sense of humor, your positive attitude, and your intelligent writing. Your diary is the first one I check for updates... Love, Angela
from twintale :
Wow....all I can say is....wow. Honey, I had no idea it was that bad. I mean, I knew you were hurting, but that was just heartbreaking. And no, you didn't depress me. You made me want to grab your "dad" by the hair and throw him under a truck, but you didn't depress me. In fact, the very way you ended it made me feel like God is LIVING in you and you know it! And how amazing is THAT? Your faith leaves me speechless... Aren't there scholarships that you can get, where you wouldn't need your "dad" and his money??? You seem so intelligent! It wouldn't surprise me if you could get a full scholarship to any college you wanted, and that's the truth. And why doesn't your mom just DIVORCE HIM? Make him pay child support. Abandon him before he abandons you, and you all get nothing out of it for all your pain. The whole situation is just appalling, and if you ever EVER want to talk to me, I'll make myself totally stalkable. email: grace_flows_down333@yahoo.com. Instant message: for AIM, it's bellatwin18....for msn it's bella_angel333@hotmail.com, and for yahoo, it's grace_flows_down333. I'm going to keep praying for you...oh, and one more thing, what you said about how it's manipulation to hurt yourself and shout it to the world was right on target. I totally agreed with you. My cousin killed himself and NO ONE knew it could happen until it did. I've done awful things to myself that NO ONE knows about even now. It was never for the attention...it was stupid, yes, but it never got me any attention, and that's what I wanted. My ex boyfriend would threaten suicide every time I told him that I didn't think God wanted us to be together, and if that's not manipulative, I don't know what is! Making someone think that if they broke up with you, they'd basically be killing you???? He needs help, and so does your no good "father". I am boiling mad....You're such a sweet, smart, hilarious, amazing person it's just not fair! Not that it would be fair anyway, but you know what I mean...I'm rambling, but dang it, I'm UPSET! Love, Angela I'm sorry...
from goldberry91 :
An orchestral version of the Pathetique?? wow! the whole thing, or just one movement?
from goldberry91 :
oh, i hope youre feeling better very very soon! excuse my lack of punctuation, im not used to this keyboard. anzway, yes, im actually in germany! and im not going home for two months! and i have two sisters, and i go to a german school and speak german (or try to) with my new friends. but ill tell you all about it in my new entry. its hard to find computer time with this family...
from free2dream :
Amandii, you nut case! :) Red and huge, like Tom Cruise's? lolll!!! :) I hope you feel better SOOOOOOOOOOOOON!
from twintale :
Oh you poor thing! Jeeze, that sounds miserable! I'm so sorry you can't breathe lol. That should be a Hallmark Card. Anyway, drink TONS of fluids - and oh, by the way. That "cobblestone effect" you mentioned is the term used to describe how the back of your throat looks when it's infected with strep or something similar - there are actually patches of pus, which resemble cobblestone. Ok, that's extremely gross, but hey, you learned something! lol (By the way, I do NOT say that to all the diarylanders lol. Just the ones it applies to, which isn't many.) You're one of the only ones who doesn't dwell on the bad parts of your life, because you realize Who guides it. And I just admire that so much! And also, you can "go off" in a note to me anytime - I can't imagine not being able to write about something like that! I write to get everything out, so I know you need to vent. I'm always here to listen, ok? Feel better!!! Love, Angela
from free2dream :
Whoa, your lovin that game wayy too much over there! :) And talk about your dreams...drowning? I've never had a dream where I died or was about to die...but I DID kill someone..hmm....hope you had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING AMANDIIII!!!
from twintale :
ok, although sometimes I have no idea what you're talking about, that doesn't stop me from cracking up. I think once or twice I've even had to catch myself before I fell off my chair. Do you realize that your life has had more icky times than a lot of people in this world, yet 95% of your diary is positive? HOW DO YOU DO THAT???? That is so rare, and I love it! Your dream was awful, though - I would've cried! What's up with the lizards, though - you got a lizard obsession? lol Honestly, that sounded terrifying. I hate nightmares! But maybe there's something you need to learn about yourself from them....? Anyway, you don't have to respond to notes, at least, not mine! I don't need a response, I just want to tell you how much I appreciate you being a part of my life, even if it IS just words on a screen. You rock! (Ok, I'll cease and desist the shameless complimenting now...if I must.) lol Love ya! ~Angela~
from sunnyrain828 :
Here's a verse that might help: "Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people." Hebrews 9:27-28.
from free2dream :
Your entries are HILARIOUS sometimes....I'll write more, ButI have to go to school! AAH!!
from twintale :
Hey, you know what? I love the heck out of you! Here you go, typing about things I would LOVE to be doing, not sounding nerdy at all to me, but to everyone else I'm sure we both seem just that! You encourage me so much! YOU ROCK! I just had to say that!
from goldberry91 :
Firstly, if you've just typed a latest entry I haven't read it yet, but will hopefully do so at an internet cafe in Singapore! It's truly a great experience to be friends with a 17 year old who listens to some Telemann and reads Dickens. I don't try myself to be interested in the so-called "nerdy" things, I'm not aiming for the cultured image... I just, happen to like things like classical music and reading. Have you ever listened to some of Beethoven's piano sonatas? I'm taking a CD with me to Germany of the three most famous sonatas, the Pathetique, the Moonlight and the Appassionata. It's a musical dream of mine to be able to play in particular the first movements of the Pathetique and Appassionata, and the third movement of the Moonlight. However, they're all a bit beyond my standard at the moment. I'm going to miss my piano!! Germans give out presents on Christmas Eve, then have dinner with family on Christmas day. And apparently, in families with children aged under 10, they have a kind of second Christmas on the 6th of Jan... and I'm in a family with a 7 year old girl! Two Christmases, here I come! Hopefully. I think Germans all start the Christmas season on a certain day, maybe the 1st of December, whereas in our countries the Christmas season sort of drifts in whenever the shops start to put up their decorations and signs about Christmas sales. And I think Germans have a day of taking down the tree, and everyone does it at the same time. Well I'd best be off... I want to play my piano one last time before I leave... talk to you soon!
from free2dream :
Hope you have a good time at church tomorrow! And the music playing on my site is Michael W. Smith....from his worship album...isn't he the best? :) Go Opera music!
from twintale :
See? That's what I love about you - you take life as it comes, always understanding that anything bad that may happen is a part of God's will, and you deal with it accordingly. You don't blame Him, you don't plan yourself a pity party, you don't get become a drama queen...you just deal. I love that. Know what that means don't you???? You've got some great faith. And trust me...God notices. I'm really sorry though about your "dad" and the suit thing. Maybe if your mom went through with it anyway, God would make sure things worked out how you want them to....but I know it's a huge risk. I'm still out here praying, ok? Love, Angela
from free2dream :
Hey Amanda...about being happy around others, I can totally understand that. This entry that you just wrote almost brought me to tears. Just picturing your brother begging your mom not to file the suit....it just hurt me inside. Your father....he needs Jesus in his life! The sad thing is, he just doesn't realize what he's doing to you guys...and that makes me so mad. Amandii...you rock for just being so strong through all of this! I really admire you for that! :) God bless!
from goldberry91 :
Okay, I'm sorry to be bombarding you with questions about your beliefs when you've obviously got other things on your mind. Don't hate me for my (unintentional) insensitivity! A Christmas layout sounds great... you know what I'd think about that, being a Christmas freak and all, and a member of a family that this year put their Christmas tree up in November...
from snoopy-9487 :
The writing SAT isn't that bad. I took it about two weeks ago. It lasts an hour per test. With writing, you have twenty minutes to write an essay on a prompt. You can do that thanks to all those AP essaies. You're given a prompt. Mine was "The world of art and the world of science have nothing to give or say each other," or something like that and we either had to agree or disagree to it and explain why. Kind of like the SOL prompts but I'm sure you'll find a way to turn it into a bashing Orlando Bloom's acting or how the Trumpster gets his hair to stay like that. The other 40 minutes is basic multiple choice things on basic grammar, diction, and usage mechanics. Simple stuff for you. Speaking of writing essay SAT, I get to find out my score tomorrow. Ack! If I get a 670, I get out of taking some college comp classes at JMU. Are you taking any other SATs on December?
from goldberry91 :
Oh and if you're interested, that piece of info about the 113 people in America (though not any of the other statistics) I discovered on Monday while doing work experience. And I went back over my entry and saw I wrote "in the last twenty years" instead of the last thirty. So I'll change that now for accuracy's sake!
from goldberry91 :
The direct quote from my source was, "Since 1973 113 prisoners have been released from death row in the USA after evidence emerged of their innocence of the crimes for which they were sentenced to death." But, granted, it's a secondary source, though it's a very reliable one. I know we've already sort of had this conversation, but I'm curious, do you believe in capital punishment all over, or just for, say, people who commit murder or rape? Because the majority of people executed in many countries for example Vietnam, are sentenced because of drug charges (I'm sure you know this, but just reiterating). In China, there have been cases of people sentenced to death for crimes such as stealing cheap computers. But thank you for being understanding even if we hold different opinions, I like to think we can understand each other! I have to go because we're putting up the Christmas tree- early, yes, but I demanded it be done before I go. And I have to make sure my special dove given to me by Grandma gets pride of place near the top!
from twintale :
Hey! I haven't had time to read anyone's entries lately, so that's why you haven't been getting my infamous novels. (aka, a note) But, I finally have some time, so woohoo. Hope you're doing ok, and have I mentioned that I love your writing? You've got such wisdom, and I respect a lot of your opinions. We're a lot alike, as scary as that might be to you. lol Anyway, take care of yourself! ~Angela~
from goldberry91 :
I hate it when childrens' authors say that Harry Potter is a publishing phenomenon, not a literary phenomenon. All they are is jealous, because they can't create a world quite like Harry's! I love books that can transport me to a different world, and I'm not always interested in reading a book that has a lot to teach me about politics and the human psyche etc etc, though sometimes I am. But creating a wonderful and believable world is the most important aspect of a book for me, and Harry Potter passed that test with flying colours. Plus, reading the books is like meeting a whole host of friends (well, that's what I found!). I always read HP when I was feeling sad, or frightened, or lonely, and it made me feel better. It added a touch of magic to my life! Oh yes, and the witchcraft thing... my piano teacher is one of those people who believes HP "poisons childrens' minds." I think it's dangerous and ridiculous to restrict imagination for the purpose of Christianity. JK Rowling (who is a Christian herself) presents this world of witches and wizards as such a... far-flung, magical, unreal world, that works as a relief from reality, but it never attempts to be anything similar to reality. To say that it is encouraging young Christians to see witchcraft as a good and cute thing is view the book in a very shallow light. Go Harry!
from free2dream :
You know what I love about you Amandii....you always speak your mind! I agree with you on the whole thing about Harry Potter and how some people can over analyze EVERYTHING sometimes! GO YOU!
from twintale :
Me again! You got your fridge from Sears?? I work there, go me! But not with the refrigerators...sniffle. I work in the home improvement department office that puts siding, windows, cabinets, and doors on homes. Now we're doing heating and air, too, which is a nightmare, 'cause it's just more work from me. Jeeeeeeze, did you ask for an autobiography? I don't think so. sorry. *blushes* I saw Sears and went crazy. And NO, the world is NOT full of people like your dad! Thank the Lord for that. And, do you live in Virginia??? 'Cause we're practically neighbors! (Kentucky here. yeehaw.) Anyway, I write too much. Someone....stop me....~Angela~
from twintale :
*hugs* Thanks so much for your note. You've got quite a way of uplifting others, did ya know that??? Definitely blessed with the gift of encouragement, and I wish I had more of what you've got. Whatever "it" is. lol Heaven-sent, I supppose. Thanks again! ~Angela~
from giantkiller :
Hi! Thank YOU so much. We are making buttons if you'd be willing to link us. My diary is semi-interesting. I'll send you my info soon!:) -Beth
from goldberry91 :
I can't wait to see Finding Neverland too, and then I want to see The Polar Express because I grew up with the book. Though I think the movie elaborated on the story a lot. And I've never read A Series of Unfortunate Events, but I really want to before I well and truly grow out of them!
from giantkiller :
Hi there! I am a Republican with a site at http://smartngoodlookin.sirblogalot.com that I'd like you to check out, please! Have a great day. -Miss Priss
from free2dream :
It's craziness I KNOW....but there are human beings like MWS in the world...so maybe human beings dont suck after all...hmm...
from free2dream :
Oh my. I keep reading the same sentences OVER AND OVER again in books too. I have the SHORTEST attention span IN THE WORLD. And I want to see The Polar Express because of Tom Hanks and Finding Neverland because of Johnny Depp...and because of that little boy who is in it too...I think he could be something HUGE soon....:)
from twintale :
Wanna know something? I think you're fantabulous. Seriously. And that IS a word. (Check the Angela's Dictionary) :) Anyhoo, my dumb computer isn't working right when people update, so I just noticed your past two entries. The one you wrote before your last one made me happy as a kid at Christmastime. :) I'm SOOOOO glad you're starting to feel better, but honestly, I have no idea how you do it! Gimme some of that faith, will you? I'm so glad I found your diary, because I think it's amazing. By the way, thanks for your note. I WAS bored. lol And kinda down. But feeling better already, thanks to you! bye now...~Angela~
from meganwaits :
You too? Those bad peanuts. Seriously, I hope the sale at school goes great for you and the French club. Also, if I haven't told you already, beautiful artwork!
from goldberry91 :
I was thinking, and I just realized about 10 minutes ago (you know how when you've always realized something, but it takes a while for you to realize it fully) that definitions of 'liberal' and 'conservative' in American politics are probably quite different to how they are in Australian politics. I mean, here, both our major parties really have similar stances on moral issues such as abortion, and neither is extremely one way or the other. But I read in the paper that moral issues were a huge factor for people voting in America. Our 'liberal' party, the ALP, has policies like cutting back on (already substantial) funding from rich private schools to boost poorer schools, and protecting the environment. I just realized that I was trying to put them on a par, when they're, in a few ways, quite different. And there was something else I was going to say, that was completely unrelated... nup, I've forgotten. Oh, yes- Avril Lavigne for orchestra?? That sounds... interesting. Not that I don't like orchestras doing modern music, but surely you could find something cooler than that. And I'm really really glad you're starting to feel better.
from goldberry91 :
You're so going to get into Columbia... I just know it. That'll be sweet victory for you. *sigh* I wish so badly I could paint! There was a beautiful picture of a winding alley in France in the paper a couple of weeks ago, and I cut it out, but I have no idea where it's got to and our scanner isn't working anyway. Good luck with everything, my conservative artistic destined-for-columbia friend...
from free2dream :
You know what? I'm so glad to hear that you aren't letting your dad get to you! I'm glad that you understand that no matter what, God's there for you...even if your dad isn't. Go AMANDII!!! :) I pray that you get to go to Columbia because I KNOOOWWW you want to go there so bad! All things happen for a reason...so...YAY! :)
from twintale :
Wooohooo!!! *does a happy dance* You didn't call me a stalker! lol (You can't change your mind now...mwah ha ha!!) Anyhoo, how are you holding up?? Thanks so much for your note today - I loved what you said about believing in God because of those little miracles we all seem to do a good job of ignoring. I like the phrase: coincidences are just small miracles that God doesn't take credit for. I think that's so true - we take so many things for granted, not even realizing that it's God working in our lives in such subtle ways that we don't even recognize it. Shame shame shame on uh, huh. lol Anyway, thanks for adding me! (What were you gonna say in your profile? It cut it off lol Something like "she likes Johnny Depp's hair, so .... " something. lol Anyway, talk to you later - let me know how everything is going, ok? ~Angela~
from goldberry91 :
I would LOVE to go to France too, and I plan to do exactly that when I'm in uni, and have enough money. Apparently, Paris is as beautiful as everyone imagines it to be. Yes, university/college exchanges are so good like that... and the subjects you do overseas actually count towards your degree! I'm going to take up so many languages in uni, starting with Spanish, Arabic and French and followed with Italian, Greek, Indonesian and some African dialects! And Russian! And... hmm, I shouldn't overdo it. I think my dream would be to live in a pretty Austrian village in the highlands... such places do exist! I cut out a picture of one from the newspaper. When do you find out if you're accepted into Columbia?
from twintale :
Hey, um, you don't know me, but I've been reading your diary for a little while now, and I wanted to ask you if it was ok if I put you on my favorites list? I always like to ask before I do, just so the person can have the option of calling me a stalker and tell me no. lol That's always fun. And...hey...I'm really sorry about what you're going through right now. It astounds me that you're holding up as well as you seem to be! Of course, I can't really tell just by your words, but it seems that you're very strong. And I know God will take care of you and your mom and brother, so please don't worry yourself sick anymore. (That's definitely where the stomach problems are coming from). Anyway, I'll be praying for you. ~Angela~
from free2dream :
If it's for the best...you should lock it, since those feelings of yours are usually right. But I know you'll send me the password and stuff, so yayay!! I'm once again ASTONISHED at how your dad just DID these things to your family! Your mom and your brother seem so nice (and so do you, Amandii) and I just can't STAND THE FACT that he would treat you guys like that. It makes me sick to my stomach. He needs God in his life, desperately. :) Your brother seems like a really smart kid so go HIM for dealing with things so well! :) God bless, Amandii!
from goldberry91 :
Oh of course, I keep forgetting that in America if 51% voted one way, it means 51% of voters, not 51% of people. Minor parties do quite well over here because a lot of people have to vote, but don't like either of the major parties. They also cater for people with more extreme left or right views- the Greens and Democrats for the left, and Family First and One Nation for the right. The university I want to go to offers lots of exchange programs and scholarships for exchange programs... I was looking through the info booklet, thinking- lucky people, and then I realized- I'm going on one of those in two weeks! That's bizarre!!
from goldberry91 :
I'm really happy for you- this seems things turned out just the way you wanted them to. Do you know what? I'm the dumbest person in the world. I've been emailing my host family a bit and I was about to email them to ask if they had internet access... who does that...
from free2dream :
I read your note to Sarah about the Divorce situation....I'm glad you're happier about things. :)
from free2dream :
I read your note to Sarah about the Divorce situation....I'm glad you're happier about things. :)
from goldberry91 :
I totally agree- our differences will unite the world by covering all bases! In America, is everyone really divided over politics? That's the impression I get, and the papers even have articles about how divided America is. In Australia it's not like that at all... I think there's a generally larger amount of swing voters, who make up their mind on election day (but that's because voting here is compulsary). And there are heaps of families that have one person who votes one way and another person who votes another... my family, for instance. My dad comes from a family of conservatives, and my mum comes from a family that doesn't really lean one way or another, but she tends to vote Labor or Greens. I do agree with what you have to say about abortion, about educating females about other options. There was a letter to the ed in the paper the other day (the abortion debate is happening at the moment in Aus), from a guy who was adopted when he was a baby and lived with a wonderful foster family, and was so grateful to his natural parents for making sacrifices in order to bring him into the world, even though they would have nothing to do with him. It just makes you think!
from goldberry91 :
I probably sounded too all-inclusive in my entry. And I know I must have sounded silly, talking on and on about the death penalty when it isn't an issue in the news at all! It's just that, for me, that's such an important issue and I've also made up my mind on it. And abortion and the death penalty can be linked because they both come down to a human killing another human. I don't like either, but if I had to choose to outlaw one in a country, I would outlaw death row. Because legal abortion clinics save lives, even though the women are doing something I personally think is morally wrong. But please don't hate me! I was sitting in my German exam today, thinking, awww... I hope Amanda doesn't hate me too much for the things I said! You distracted me from my work! (Not really, I actually had 45 minutes up my sleeve) :)
from free2dream :
About the whole death penalty thing...I completely understand your whole point...but then the argument comes up that...how does a human being decide who gets to die? It's the whole thing of...okay this murderer killed someone...now do WE have the right to kill that person and are we basically making the same mistake. The mistake being, of course, deciding when someone dies. It's all too confusing...but I compltely understand your point and if you dont want to discuss this at all...I UNDERSTAND! I just hope you're feeling better about life again. :)
from free2dream :
Aww....why are people so dumb? Why are people so blind and can't realize that Kerry would be an idiotic choice for a President? I love Sarah too..and I completely respect her opinions because she MAKES SENSE when she's speaking her mind...but the person who called you names for stating your beliefs...thats DUMB. There's a girl who actually does get REALLY mad just thinking about Bush...and then I read what you wrote about Osama's recommendation of KERRY...and I plan to tell her that on Monday! Amandii...I'm so sorry to hear about your father. Frankly, he kinda makes me sick with the way he treats all of you. The whole prostitution thing...I want your whole family to be happy. It's always good to cry sometimes. God loves ya! You'll always be in my prayers, Amandii!! Everything will work out for the best!
from goldberry91 :
Oh! In all this political debate I've forgotten to say, I'm so sorry about your dad and all the other bad stuff that is going on in your life. Have you ever read the Alchemist? That cheers me up when I'm feeling down. If you ever need some TLC, you know know who to look to!
from goldberry91 :
Firstly about the Bronte thing- I was worried that it sounded as if I was being all-knowing, and I didn't mean to sound like it! Secondly, I'm not going to turn into a you-hating leftie, and I know it must be awful for you to be called a b**** for stating your political beliefs. I really, really admire you for standing up for your beliefs, even if they're different to mine. In fact, maybe we should swap schools- at my school everyone's a conservative, bar me and about two other people! I know that in my arguments against Bush I only focused on a couple of things, but I was able to extrapolate. The fact that Bush knew that someone was innocent and still condemned them to death... what does that say about his morals, and about what he would be like in dealing with thousands of people? I'm sorry if I offended you by saying people who advocate the death penalty don't deserve a position of power... I wasn't stereotyping, instead, I was trying to express that even though I was only talking about one issue, you can often tell by people's stance on something like the death penalty, what their stance will be like on other things- hence the mindset. But if you believe in the death penalty, then that doesn't mean you don't deserve to be in a position of power, because I'm sure you do. And I can see where you're coming from on it, and I'm exactly the same as you in that if someone murdered my mother, I would want him dead. But that doesn't mean I have the right to kill him. Don't forget that Jesus forgave and even showed love for the very people who murdered him. It must suck to be American and have all these non-Americans yelling out their opinions about your politics, but your politics does affect us all. And there's definitely more to politics than one stand, but I don't consider the death penalty to be something "little", even though it's not an issue in the news at the moment. I don't see how electing Kerry would be calling lives lost in September 11 pointless. Terrorism is something many people in Australia have experienced too, with the Bali bombings, even though a lot less people were killed there than in September 11. At the uni where my mum works, a schitzophrenic student pulled two guns out of his jacket and started shooting in a room two doors down from her office. What I'm saying is, Australians aren't necessarily ignorant when it comes to terrorism- and that's not the reason why a lot of non-Americans like Kerry better than Bush. This whole note has sounded extremely defensive... but in summation, what I'm trying to say is that, well, firstly, yes I did use a lot of emotional, subjective points, but that's just because I'm writing in my diary. And secondly, a lot of our differences in beliefs come down to pure opinion, not because we know different facts (though I won't dispute the fact that you are FAR more knowledgable than me on the topic of politics in general, and particularly American politics): for example, I give the death penalty a lot of weight and you give it very little. But it's not fair to say someone isn't intelligent even if they believe in something you can't relate to at all. I'll be honest- before I met you, I thought anyone who supported George Bush is a looney (even though my American aunt and uncle support Bush... but they always struck me as people who didn't know much about world affairs). And you can't blame me for that, because every intelligent person I know in my own country is against him. So it surprised me when I first learnt that you were a Bush supporter, but straightaway I realized that, believe it or not, there are plenty of people who support Bush AND are intelligent. I mean, come on, we're almost twins when it comes to other things... we have to have our differences somewhere!
from snoopy-9487 :
I didn't mind if you snapped at me on Monday. I didn't take it personally. And I am sorry that... how should I put this... that I do not have a tough skin nor can I support my beliefs (even though I don't know exactly what they are). I believe I have been referred to as a "spineless coward" once or twice and I am okay with that because I can't stand up for what I believe in most of the time... I think that means I can't think for myself. I hate that I am like that though... weak is a good adjective. I think what I need is confindence or something like that. Anyhow, I hope things will work themselves out for you.
from goldberry91 :
That's strange, that your teachers said Charlotte only wrote one book. I'm really, really sure she wrote Villette and The Professor as well. I forgot to answer your question about what people think of America. Pretty much everyone in Australia knows at least one American, so there isn't a lot of serious national-stereotyping going on. However I think Australians have an impression of Americans that they don't know how to laugh at themselves. People say that a lot. I'm sure they can, but it's different to the way Australians laugh at themselves. America is kind of viewed as the top country... the leader of the world... with high schools that are divided into groups such as the geeks, the populars, the jocks, the freaks etc, because that is a feature of many American movies. America is constantly a conversation topic over here, and sometimes people wonder why there are whole articles in the newspapers dedicated to the election campaign of a completely different country. People make jokes that John Howard sucks up to George Bush, and that Australia has become the 51st state of America (that was a debate topic once- we were affirmative, and we won. To end my speech I mentioned that by turning to the 2nd page of an Australian newspaper, I was able to read a detailed article about how George Bush fell of his bike). That's about all I can think of. I have to go watch the end of Australian Idol!
from free2dream :
GO BUSH! You know what's sad? I think Brad Pitt supports stem-cell research. Sick.
from goldberry91 :
Oh, and I'll send your mum an e-card first thing in the morning!
from goldberry91 :
Charlotte also wrote Vilette and The Professor, though the second one I have never seen in book form! I was thinking the third sister was called Agnes, because she wrote a book called Agnes Gray- but she's actually Anne. So Charlotte does have other works though she was not exactly a prolific author. How great would it be if she had been, and had written dozens of books! I really think I know almost EXACTLY how you feel, about never quite being happy with social situations etc. I always have something niggling at me, annoying me, making me toss and turn at night because of something I wish I'd done differently... and when I'm with friends, I often stupidly start thinking analytically about relationships and meaning and I feel worried about it coming through, about it showing to the person I'm talking to... I think, what constitutes a good friendship? What constitutes a special friendship? And I'm not saying I'm a maturity snob, but I just don't seem to find jokes about sex hilariously funny... in fact I don't find them funny at all. I don't have any moral gripes with them, they just don't make you laugh. When someone makes a sex joke I feel like I'm sitting above the conversation, looking down at it, recognising all the silliness and unoriginality in it that no-one else involved can identify. And when someone makes a remark to you, there seems to be two ways of getting out of it- if you're clever and witty, making a smart remark back, or if you're not so clever, saying something slavishly girlish and ditzy that'll help people continue to accept you but they will accept you in a bad way. And as I don't fall into the catagory and don't wish to fall into the second, I always end up saying something dumb. Well that was a darn long rant, when I should be in bed sleeping! My brother went to a party tonight and his friends all wore black t-shirts and shorts, orange knee-high socks, mops on their heads covered in bandanas, and sunglasses! The nutcases.
from free2dream :
Awww, no prob bob! ;)
from cassiopeia- :
Thank you for joining the stolen honor ring! kisses, cassie
from goldberry91 :
Can I really send your mum an ecard? She wouldn't think I was a bit weird?? We don't have homecoming, but we have other big sporting days, the biggest probably being Head of the River, which is a rowing... regatta? I've never been, I was too sick to go this year. But apparently it's fun, because everyone is cheering and getting into the school spirit, even if the actual sport is a bit dull. You know before you told me, I thought homecoming was a kind of prom/formal! If Labor had been elected in Australia a couple of weeks ago, they would have stopped students with too-low scores taking university spots off students with high enough scores by paying their way in. It's like we're living in Jude Fawley's day!
from free2dream :
Well those are only 2 names...is Helen in the bible?? Hmm...oh NOPE..it's not! :( Doesn't it seem like such a biblical name though? Helen...
from free2dream :
I wanted to ask you...what's the deal with all those "(like)"....you're funny. :)
from free2dream :
WELL....Joan of Arcadia was about....okay she got an A+ on her economica test...so God later tells her to put it into good use. So she volunteers to help her mom with the clothing drive at church. Her friend Judith think that it would be great if they sell this beautiful jacket that was sent to the drive, in order to buy more coats...with a little cash leftover for them. BUT....later Joan's mom buys the coat (from the place Joan sold it) and wore it to the drive where the person who dropped it in...SAW IT! Therefore...it looks like everyone who was in the drive were liars and all that good stuff...AND no one wanted to drop anything off for the drive anymore. MEANWHILE.....the family is thinking of OR I THINK THEY ARE planning to counter-sue the family of Kevin's ex-bestfriend....AND Luke manages to get Grace to go with him to a support group for teens with alcoholic parents. And this is the first time she recognized him as her BOYFRIEND....it was a magical moment. :)
from cassiopeia- :
please join this ring also, stolenhonor: Watch the entire Stolen Honor documentary on-line. See the video John Kerry doesn’t want you to see. http://www.stolenhonor.com/
from goldberry91 :
Hello Ms Busy. There was a picture in the paper today of all the states in the US coloured in red for Bush-supporting, blue for Kerry-supporting and black for swing, and Bush seems to be well and truly in the lead. But I'm sure you already know that. I just came back from my piano exam... I get a chance to study for my school exams now! How wonderful. Oh well, it's only year 10. How does your school system work, in terms of getting into college? Here, basically everything depends upon your exams at the end of year 12. Good luck with everything! And what is homecoming exactly? I hear it all the time but am not 100% sure of what it is.
from free2dream :
AHAHA....you're insane. :)
from free2dream :
It just makes me MAD that she can get a recording contract because she's Jessica Simpson's sister. I never knew she lip synched before...I've only heard her sing live...and it sounds terrible so no wonder she decided to give lip synching a try. The funny thing is...all her fans have tried making excuses for her saying that it was a mistake and BLAH BLAH BLAH...either way I think it's completely unfair because there are TALENTED people out there and they need to work so HARD to get in this music industry. I mean if she was actually talented, I wouldn't have to say anything about her getting the contract because of her sister. Instead...she's talentless and has been known to perform LIVE terribly and now can't LIP SYNC right either. I don't hate her at all...I just can't stand it when someone can get so much attention for having no talent in a certain area whatsoever. I mean she had a #1 album and Jessica who can actually sing never even earned that. I mean, her albums are pretty bad....or just mediocre in my opinion...but people fail to see that she ACTUALLY HAS TALENT. People seem to be BLIND AND DEAF today. It's INSANE and I am not liking it one BIT! WOW...I wrote a lot....sorry. :)
from free2dream :
:) You're so funny...I can't believe you have so many tall people in your school. A girl being 6 feet tall is insane around here..
from goldberry91 :
I love my cats to bits, but not particularly straight after that episode. My friend has that... I forgot what it's called? Starts with h, where she gets such bad period cramps she can't move, she just curls up in a ball and cries for two days. I don't get anything like that, though last week, I managed to end up with a massive stain on my school dress. *Clap, clap* Keep going with college apps! They're nearly over!!
from goldberry91 :
We are both so busy at the moment! Goodness, college must be a stress to organize. But when it's all sorted out, it'll be great. I hope I become rich when I'm older, only because I know what a difference I'll be able to make in the world when I'm older. And I don't mind Angelina Jolie, she always plays a character of integrity. Yes, she's a sex symbol at the same time, but you can't expect too much of Hollywood. I mean, 90% of male movie stars are sex symbols too. Imagine if we really did form that alliance! I mean, we'd make the BIGGEST difference ever! We'd save and improve so many lives for generations after we've gone! Hooray for Aus-meria!
from free2dream :
Angelina Jolie...yuck. Talk about CRAZY! (Making out with your brother...EEK!!) College does sound like fun...hard work but there can always be fun involved...When you said something about having a nice roommate, I was wondering...most colleges dont let you pick your roomate so that's what I've always been concerned about. Roomates. And the bathrooms too. I love taking showers...and I have no desire to take a shower with a million other people..but it's college and I might need to adjust to that lifestyle...life can't always go my way, right? Darn. :)
from free2dream :
Oh and I LOOOOVE Moulin Rouge...his voice was SPELNDID! (Nice word, eh??) I need the soundtrack...or I just might die. Okay, I won't...but I really want it!!!
from free2dream :
The missing person from that song was Mya... ;) Chocolate is great...all the time! I never knew that fact about chocolate...I always learn something new when i read your diary, Amandii!
from goldberry91 :
Don't worry about that admissions lady. You'll have nothing to do with her once you get there! That alliance sounds like an awesome idea, and we'll shock the world even more because I'll probably be a progressive left-wing PM and you a conservative righty president. I'm going to join a political party when I'm 18 too, but I'm not sure which one. I was thinking of joining the Democrats or the Greens, but then maybe I should join a major party instead. Do you know, we want to do the same sorts of things in uni/college... I want to do literature and classics and history, I want to do lots of languages, film and theatre, possibly music, and politics and political science!
from free2dream :
Go George Bush!! There are so many ignorant fools out there...it's insane. About the whole Columbia thingy...I seriously hope and PRAY that you get in because you deserve it! You speak about Columbia so passionately, it's crazy and I bet you'll make it there!! :) It's nice to know I cheered someone up...that makes me feel very special.
from snoopy-9487 :
I don't know what I am so feel free to type your Consertive words in my flippant note space. And the mood seems to have gotten better tonight though, hopefully it'll remain like that this weekend. It is fun poking fun at me, isn't it? Come to the dark side... no! Must resist! Don't pull more star wars allusions on me! No... I must remain flip-flop like! At least until tonight. You knows what tomorrow may bring. I might be, dare I say it... conservative! You'll be the first one to know tomorrow!
from free2dream :
I printed out the whole section about why you should bote for Bush from one of your entries and everyone LOVED IT....one of the girls in my class said that it "touched her heart"...how CRAZY is that? :) About all the "praises"....your welcome...:) And yes...God bless David Foster.
from free2dream :
You're awesome....okay ENOUGH WITH THE NOTES..I know..I'm so sorry!! :)
from free2dream :
Your related to JFK?? That's just coolness...
from free2dream :
Oh...and you like Joan of Arcadia too? I love you... :)
from free2dream :
I hope you don't mind...but I'm using your points from past entries to make people understand that Bush is the way to go!! WOOHOO!!
from free2dream :
Go you! :) I've always wondered...what do you DO at those French Clubs? Just like a math club...I mean, really..I'm curious...it always seemed strange to me... :) Today we had a discussion about George Bush and Kerry and my friend Becky was defending Bush in any way that she could...I just thought you would approve.. :)
from elijah1981 :
I know, I am so glad that I don't have to worry about being overweight. I feel bad for the people that do...I do have to admit that it is hard for me to understand sometimes, but I try hard...lol this is such a sensitive subject.
from estratto :
Notice: The code is the same, all you have to do is reapply to the diaryring anti-flag. I had to delete it from that diary. Thanks!
from goldberry91 :
Only 8 years as president over there? This is the fourth consecutive election John Howard has won! He's the second longest serving prime minister in Australian history. I've heard of Condoleeza Rice- she was on Fahrenheit 9/11! The good thing is, if you prove yourself to be worthy, people won't be discriminative of you because you're a woman in politics! Don't forget that England has had a female PM, as has Indonesia... and that's a Muslim country. And being a woman, you can be a pioneer and go down in history! Oh my gosh- I'm imagining you... as the first female president of the United States. And what's funny is that I have another friend called Amanda who wants to be the first female PM of Australia! I want to enter politics, and I might be able to sooner than I thought... one of the Democrats candidates running for the Senate in my state was a 19-year-old girl, who joined the party when she was 17! I had an idea you had to be 18 to join a political party. Actually, she has an online blog... http://aussieanklebiter.blogspot.com if you're interested. Where can you listen to online radio? I'm listening to Jet at the moment, getting into the mood for the concert next week!
from free2dream :
Oh I know you're not being mean....haha!! You compared him to John Kerry?? I think I might have missed that part!
from goldberry91 :
No you were right- about John Howard being a conservative. The confusing thing is that the name of his party is the Liberal party! I guess they mean it less in a political sense and more in an "open minded" sense. It's still confusing! I have to get ready for school, I shouldn't even be on the computer...
from free2dream :
Oh and Tom Welling isn't necessarily a HORRIBLE actor but I definitely don't see an Oscar nomination or anything in his future.
from free2dream :
LOL!! You're so mean!! I love Tom Welling...not too sure about his acting skills...but he looks pretty darn good so...anyway...yeah Smallville...that show isn't such a great show. The only reason why I watch it is because Tom Welling is in it. Otherwise I wouldn't be sitting in front of the TV at 8pm on Wednesday nights and screaming for the commercials to hurry up to watch Tom Welling in action. Hey, I happen to like his WHITE teeth! :) The whole basis of the show is dumb...they're in trouble Clark saves the day and a lot of things contradict what the Superman story is all about. I mean, how is LOIS LANE going to Clark's school? And in the real Superman, they don't wonder about Clark and if he's really different so if they're wondering about it now...aaah!! It's just too much. But I can't say that I HATE it because Tom Welling is in it. Some may call me obsessed, I think I'm just devoted...lol...I'm insane. :)
from goldberry91 :
The good thing about John Howard is that he's obsessed with keeping the economy strong, and both he and his party have a good track record of doing so. Plus he is all into fighting terrorism and I'm all for that because I think terrorists are the scum of the earth, to put it quite frankly. I can back that up but I'll spare you my ranting. The really bad thing is that the coalition (the Liberal party ie John Howard, plus the National party which focuses on rural affairs) has got... or is "on track" to getting... *checks newspaper* 38 of the 76 Senate seats, plus one Family First guy got in. Family First is this new, ultra-conservative religious party, that... I guess no-one predicted it would gain as much support as it did, because Australians are very wary of religion mixed with politics. But I said to Mum, who is not a fan of Family First, that if a couple of them get into the Senate or the House of Representatives (they are Aus's upper and lower house, just in case you weren't sure) or whatever, a couple of conservatives would help regulate things a bit. But I had no idea the Senate would become dominated by them! Now the conservatives have full control of the Senate, and, if all of them vote the same way, of course- will be able to block any of the progressive parties' proposals. Which means Australia isn't going to move forward at all, and no change will be made in the areas it needs to be made- so we'll continue to do nothing about our current state of poisoning the planet, rich students with low marks will still be allowed to get certain university spots ahead of students with the right marks... SORRY! I'm ranting. Maybe I should set up a rant journal too, instead of having my rants spill over into notes! Anyway, I can't remember the other thing I was going to say. How cute is the name Smudgie? I'll have to scan a photo of her- she's just as cute as her name! And so is my other cat, Velvi, which is short for Velvette 2. Velvette instead of Velvet because 10-year-old me thought the extra te looked more elegant and French. The 2, because Velvi 1 died and Velvi 2 looks very much like Velvi 1. I remembered what I was going to say! One of the reasons I love reading your diary is because, like me, you're interested in a wide variety of things that can't be grouped into a stereotype. Though people try to- because we're teenagers who, shock horror, are actually interested in things like politics and books, people like to use the label nerd. And I don't mind being a nerd, but that's not all there is to me. That's enough ranting for one day. Cheerio!
from goldberry91 :
I can't seem to find your livejournal diary! But I did see some of your artwork... just brilliant! What can I say!
from goldberry91 :
I know what you mean! I did kind of "see it happen" from the other side of the world! You have to love pets, and the adventures that occur because of them. We have two beautiful cats who at first glance, seem pretty lazy and innocuous, but they get up to so much mischief. A funny story was one time, when Smudgie (we named them when we were little, ok? :) if you saw her, you would think the name suited her to a tee) was sitting under Grandma's car, and Grandma had to leave. I tried to get her out from under the car by calling to her, but she wouldn't move. So I fetched a broom and pushed it under the car to scare her away, but being the fat little slob she is, she wouldn't budge, so in the end I had to push her out with the broom. Gently, of course. Now I'm off to your diary to search for this mystery second diary. Congratulations on doing well in your SATs!
from goldberry91 :
It's next morning and I've remembered partly the other things I was going to say. 1. I think you write much more poignantly than me- your poignant writing is really heartfelt but not gushy. And your writing is more clear. 2. I don't eat McDonalds, I just can't. It's not as though I said to myself, Sarah, you're never going to eat Maccas again- I just slowly went off it over a number of years, and reading an article about Morgan Spurlock and what his adventure did to him was the last straw (and I haven't even seen the movie). One time I was at a food court with my dad and my brother, and they ordered McDonalds while I got something else, and my dad kindly slipped one of his fries onto my plate. Usually when someone does something like that and I don't feel like eating whatever it is, I still do out of politeness- but this time, it was a real struggle just to eat that tiny fry (or chip as we say in Australia), that's how much I'd been turned off McDonalds. I'd never noticed that your last name is German for east-wood! My last name is the name of a minor Scottish clan, that was an offshoot of the more major Cameron clan. I'm not sure if we were big enough to have our own tartan- you know how all the clans had their own tartan? But did you know, on my mum's side, I'm decended from Scottish nobility!
from goldberry91 :
Wowiiie! Congrats on the orchestra and chem grades! Speaking of orchestra, I found out that Chopin wrote a couple of piano concertos, so if you have a pianist at your school you could play Chopin! I'd forgotten about Tess of the D'Urbervilles, yes, Hardy was so sympathetic to her... not in what he dealt out to her, of course. Don't tell me the end of Jude, I'm not even half way through it, and won't be finishing it for a long time... I spend more of my reading time these days attempting to make sense of my German version of The Hobbit. I plugged Schulhof into an internet translator and it came up with training yard, which I guess means some kind of sport area. And yep, Oberer and Unterer are upper and lower. How pretty did the school look! In both seasons. Speaking of seasons, I loved your description of a white Christmas! Christmas for me is boiling hot and definitely not white! There were other things I was going to say... but they're gone, probably because of my tiredness.
from elijah1981 :
Lol...I'm one of those skinny people who everyone thinks is lucky...I've got a very high metabolism as well...lol I know I'm lucky. Um...yeah...lol...
from free2dream :
Nice entry! Almost everyone I know is overweight and that's pretty sad. So when my sister who is the skinniest thing ever says she's fat....I feel like killing her because there are people in the world who are dealing with obesity and everything that goes along with it. It's so sad to see really overweight people...not being able to walk or do any of the normal things we take for granted...sadness....by the way, I never really saw one full episode of Fairly Godparents...but I've seen SPONGEBOB and he rocks!
from goldberry91 :
I don't have naturally straight hair! My hair straightener has lain dormant for about two years, and I decide to dust it off and use it on the morning of the day I get my photo on the internet! I have wavy, boofy hair, and though I used to hate it I really like it now. Middlemarch is my mum's favourite book of all time, and that's saying something, because my mum has read about every book ever written! I'm reading Jude the Obscure at the moment and there was a really interesting observation about women, that really gave an insight into how they were viewed in those days. The context is he's talking about a group of ladies at a sort of teachers college, all lying in bed in their dormitory. "... every face bearing the legend "The Weaker" upon it, as the penalty of the sex wherein they were moulded, which by no possible exertion of their willing hearts and abilities could be made strong while the inexorable laws of nature remain what they are." Little did Thomas Hardy know that women would overcome those so-called laws of nature! But it was still a very sympathetic thing for a man of his day to say about women, don't you think? Chopin's music is so beautiful! But I don't think he wrote much, if not anything, for orchestra. He wrote almost solely for the piano. Do you play Debussy in orchestra? That would be the best. And Beethoven would be awesome, of course. I think those three are my favourite composers. Chopin is generally quite tough but the nocturne I'm playing is relatively easy, technical-wise. I mean, it's slow and doesn't require any tricky finger work. It's hard in that you have to sustain the solemn feel, without letting it drag... I went to China last year and we studied communism heaps, and I'm trying to find all the info on it... nah, don't know where it's got to. Anyway, before I went to China I thought of communism as this monstrously horrible thing, but when we were there we learnt about how when it first emerged, it had great benefits especially for the working class, and how things only started to get bad when the government became more of a cross between communism and socialism. Also... oh I can't remember what order they happened, China went through all these political changes after the emperor dynasties were gotten rid of. Anyway, I'd better go and start my day because I've been sitting at the computer for too long.
from free2dream :
At first I thought that Bush was bound to lose this year...but now I'm seeing that there are a lot of Bush supporters out there because of Kerry and his flip-flopping ways... :) So go you!
from free2dream :
HEY!! You better update soon.....
from elijah1981 :
Ya it's nice to have an online diary that no one you know in real life knows about, lol... Haha and about the Harry and the Potters ring link, I thought the other one was ugly so I redid it, hehe.
from goldberry91 :
Okay, okay, I'll give you the link! http://www.informal.com.au/Fed_Square/pages/110_1055.htm and I'm on the right. *shudder* it's the worst photo. And my jacket looks like it's open suggestively but that's just how it turned out in the picture! I'd give you the link to the pic on the other site but I can't find it. The picture, that is. The start of your novel is sounding awesome, you have to persist with it. And I hope you feel a lot better real soon!
from free2dream :
Heyyyy Amandii....oo I'm listening to a Keith Urban song with BEAUTIFUL piano..if I HEAR HE PLAYS THE PIANO TOO...I will SCREAM!!! (in happiness!!) Okay...just needed to get that out of my system, sorry... :) Anyway....I like my layout too!! ahaha!! And also, thanks for wishing me luck with my bio test!! :) I hope you update soon!! It's been about a WEEK!!!!!!!!!!
from goldberry91 :
That reminds me of what it was like at my primary school, where there were heaps of deaf and hearing-impaired children. We had a special deaf facility and teachers trained to deal with the hearing-impaired, so naturally many of those kids came to our school. They wore hearing aids on their ears and spoke in a funny way, and often you couldn't understand them, but no-one cared because we were so used to them. Now that I go to a school where there are no hearing-impaired people at all, I realize what a minority they were. Similar with Asian people- at my primary school about 40% of the students were Asian. There are still heaps of Asian people in Australia, but not 40%. I've never heard of Invisible Man! But it sounds awesome. It might have to jump the queue, because if I add it to the bottom of my reading list I won't get around to it for 3 or so years!
from free2dream :
Aah...the weekend. This week has gone by wayy too slow. I missed the Will & grace season premiere too. Why does it seem like all the good shows are leaving?? That sad! :)
from goldberry91 :
My hair has springey frizzies at the front, and the whole length of it is too boofy to wear out unless its straightened. My hair didn't look as cool in the deb photos as I'd hoped it would! You can see too much of the plain brown bits. What can you do. I was thinking about that whole "ghost" thing recently... about to different people, we have a different place and even a different nature. To people in my maths class, I am the loud girl, yet to people in my english class I am the quiet girl. To a couple of people at my school I am a close friend, to others I am just a friend, to others I am a complete nobody. For some of my friends I am good to have a meaningful talk with, but to others I am good for a laugh. I think it works out well that way because then everyone has a chance to feel special. Sorry you had such a bad day! I had one of those on... Wednesday or Thursday. I got my deb photos back and they weren't as good as I had hoped; in many of my friends' photos I couldn't be seen very well; I was talking to a guy I haven't talked to in ages, and for some reason I started stammering and cutting myself off (I seriously wasn't nervous at all! It was strange) and... I feel terrible at the moment because I promised a friend I would go see the play she had the lead role in, but it just completely slipped my mind. And she always supports me in everything I do and I didn't support her! Okay, this is turning into a diary entry!
from goldberry91 :
I had a really good time at my deb! I'll have to send some pictures when they get developed. I wish I had your colour hair. Gorgeous. I'm on holidays in 4 days- hooray! Though it'll be a work holidays because I have a piano exam soon.
from free2dream :
Hey that Josh Groban poem was off to a pretty good start! :) Yeah, I can just pciture myself writing a poem about him....wow. But I already wrote a poem. It sucks but whatever. Its about how people think they're in love but they're really not because if you end up hating that person after a while, you were probably never really in love in the first place...blah blah. I'm not poetic enough. So it sounds like a couple of sentences broken up in some places...ugh...it's bad. But what can I do? I hope you're having fun today!
from under-shadow :
I just totaled your hugs to ten. Feel special :) Anyways... don't you know anything Mindy?! English education is termed differently. So basically we start infant school aged four. We go on to primary school at about... seven. Maybe. I duuno :D But we go to secondary school aged eleven, then sixth form college age sixteen. Then University aged eighteen onwards. You call Uni college. You're weeeeiiird. To sound like a primary kid :D Joking. It's confusing but I know what I mean. Only because it had to be explained to me every year of my life. I love your layout by the way. V.cool. Now must be off. Say hi to Kelly! Oh yeah- your new name is Mindy. Because. *presses hug button* Jess x
from free2dream :
hiya there! Yeah, teenagers can be pretty dumb. Sometimes I wonder if I was born in the right year. Like i'm really supposed to be 23 right now. I dont know how this has ANYTHING to do with the fact that teenagers are dumb...but just go along with it for now...hehe. Bye!
from goldberry91 :
And yeah I know what you mean, about those girls (and guys) who only ever have the same-old things to talk about. After a lot of parading the fact that I don't want to get married when I'm older, I actually think I'd really like to. Though I can't see myself marrying a high school boyfriend. When it comes to guys in high school, I often become madly obsessed with someone for a short or long period of time and then wake up one morning and wonder what I was thinking. And I liked the Village, though I could see where a lot of the reviews were coming from in terms of things like the plot. I really liked the atmosphere of it, and I loved Joaquin Phoenix! Gotta go to dinner now.
from goldberry91 :
How does your school system work with bells? Is a bell like what I'd call a period (not a good name huh)? Our school has five periods in a day, six on Wednesdays, and each period goes for an hour and five minutes (if that sounds weird to you, I wouldn't be surprised- most other schools in Australia aren't like that). But then you seemed to refer to a bell as more of a subject? Like French was your fourth bell?
from free2dream :
Songs from Smallville?? YAY!! I'm nuts...
from free2dream :
MXC?? Maybe I'm slow....but what's MXC?? Good luck with Senior year. And good luck with those horrible 3000 students. This is why I love going to a small school. And yes high school kids...especially girls are so pathetic. These girls and their idiotic boyfriends. I feel bad for them because I can pretty much tell that half of these girls will end up pregnant at age 18...living with numerous boyfriends while working as a stripper to pay for rent. Sad.
from goldberry91 :
Go you! Good luck for your first day back! Senior year- woohoo! When and how did your mum see legs regrow?
from goldberry91 :
Yes! WHY do we not eat our meals that way? Apparently in Germany, the biggest meal is breakfast, followed by the midday meal, followed by the evening meal. Which makes perfect sense. You have meadows near your house? Wow! I'm actually pretty lucky, I have a reserve/park/walking track place about 2 minutes walk from my house. When you jog down one of the paths, you can't see or hear anything to do with human civilisation- you feel like you're deep in the Australian bush! Also, you know how you said the Village was really good? Two different reviews in the paper this week thought it was bad. And the paper I'm talking about usually agrees with your taste in movies. I still really want to see it.
from free2dream :
I prefer Monk too. (And I mean the show...lol.) Okay maybe that last bit wasn't too funny...but I'm in a anything-and-everything-is-funny kind of mood. Aah. A lack of breast implants?? I never knew that. Maybe since I watch Dr. 90210 sometimes that I can't see that the rate of it has decreased. Amazing.
from free2dream :
I love watching Growing up Gotti! I'm a weirdo for those reality shows....except for the dating or the ones that deal with being married to someone you dont even know. (The bachleor..average joe...etc.) She has these sons...who take EXTREMELY good care of themselves. I mean, did ya see their eyebrows?? With some long hair....makeup even....they could possibly make a very pretty girl. (And did ya see those EYES!!! I think they're contacts...but STILL!!) The Gel episode was FUNNY. You know who those guys remind me of?? The kid in Karate Kid. Ralph Macchio or something was the actors name. I guess a lot of Italians speak like them...still...its FUNNY. I think I missed a couple of episodes....but whatever.
from elijah1981 :
Awesome! Thanks for telling me, I'll go check it out!
from free2dream :
Holy Mother of Pearl!! You're dreams are strange...but it happens. Your dreams may be weird....but mine are just weird and DUMB. Mandy Moore has always been my favorite out of Britney And Christina just because she didn't dress the way they did. And now she's for Bush!! And so is Nick and Jess...and all those others!!! I never liked Ben Affleck. Never was a fan and never will be. :)
from goldberry91 :
I think we're on the same wavelength. I too, adore girly clothes and have a very feminine fashion style. The only part of girliness I reject is acting in a vulnerable, inferior-to and dependant-on men way. I also took your advice and splurged for the deb, and bought the necklace!
from free2dream :
I love that drawing. I had to say it again. I just had to! I'm sorry to hear that you're relationship with your father hasn't gotten better....but he's being nicer. Maybe he'll stay that way for a long time.
from meganwaits :
Oh Wow! I love your Heathcliff! I love the Ralph Feinnes version of Wuthering Heights, but when I watched him, I kept thinking of this guy who used to play this really bad guy on One Life to Live, but your interpretation gives it all the more depth. Love the artwork!
from meganwaits :
Hey, I love your notes. And thanks for the insight too. I always find some real "eye-openers" when I read your diary, too.
from goldberry91 :
I definitely agree with what you're saying. Feminism is about giving women the best opportunities possible, that were originally only open to men. It's not about making women act like men. But the reason I don't like acting "girly" all the time is because I don't like how all the girls around me show off the weakness and vulnerability, and dependance on males, that comes with being girly. And the importance placed on looking good in order to impress males. I know this might sound fanatical but social change begins on the most subtle of levels, right? I can see how acting completely girly spills over into all areas of life, whether it be conversations or playing sport or even things like schoolwork. If women constantly parade their dependance on men, then society may gradually begin to perceive them as just that, the dependant sex. And it already does to some degree. I just think that though the battle is in many ways over and won, women should still stay vigilant in order to not show off the feminine traits that originally won them the position of the "lesser" sex. And maybe in 100 years when society has finally sorted out its view on women, everyone will recognise fully how beautiful something like dependance can be, and men will learn from that and will more openly display signs of dependance on others themselves. When I said I often choose actions that are either neutral or masculine, I mean actions that are, in this era, perceived as masculine, but won't necessarily be in the future. I still think independance is, deep down, perceived as a masculine trait, even though that stereotype of the independant wonder-woman is maybe challenging that. So I choose to flaunt my independance, in the hope that other women will do the same, and one day in the future, it will be perceived as a feminine trait just as much as a masculine trait. I didn't mention in my entry that I also like to flaunt very feminine traits that I think women should in all ways hold onto, things like the desire to comfort and heal, and take care of people. And I love many of the ways that, as a girl, I talk with my friends, and the way women view the world. There are always going to be differences between men and women and that should never be changed. But traditionally masculine traits that women would benefit from should be taken on board by women. Now I have to go and finish a maths assigment. By the way, I just love your drawing. You're an amazing artist!
from free2dream :
YOU drewwww that?? Get out of town!!!! That's awesome! I know you write long entries...but that's the beauty of it!
from elijah1981 :
Yep, horses are fun...it was awesome!
from goldberry91 :
I'm not so worried about my deb partner not liking me anymore. I think I was being overly pessimistic, but I do that all the time. In other deb news, I found a really pretty necklace today! Though I didn't buy it. It's expensive, but positively cheap compared to some of the other things my grandma liked! My grandmother has very expensive taste. And I brought home my dress today. Are you learning three languages? French, Chinese and Gaelic? I listened to a song recorded in Irish Gaelic and that language has such an unusual sound! I like it.
from free2dream :
Hey Amandii! AAAAHHH!!!! You changed your layout!!! And no...the scream you just READ wasn't a bad scream...it was a GOOD scream. I love the colors...I love it!!! You sent me a note a long time ago about how you support Bush and I think that's awesome that you're doing that because everyone is against him and I do think he will lose because of all the media making him out to be horrible. I hate that summer is ending too. I just want another month...or another year. :) I don't know when I'll find time to read all of your entries from August but I will find the time!!! I obsess over things like that...I'm nuts. :)
from goldberry91 :
I looked all through both sites, and some of the styles were so cool because they were different! Especially on the flash site. I have a couple I'm going to take to my trial on Monday, when me and the hairdresser decide what I'm going to do with my hair for the deb! Goodness, in a way I'm kind of looking forward to the deb being over. German's fun, but if I had to choose between German and French I'd choose French! I used to learn it back in grade 1, can you believe it? My mum can speak quite good French, and I was so envious that I asked for a French tutor at the tender age of 7. Now all I can remember is how to count up to six, and the word for kitchen! (cuisine?)
from goldberry91 :
I'll check out those sites. Yup, we have InStyle in Aus- and of course Vogue. Maybe I'll go and buy one tonight and scour it for hairstyles. For now, I'll go to those websites.
from snoopy-9487 :
You always seem to throw everything into introspective for me whenvever I get a note from you and it is not a bad thing, it is actually a good thing. It makes me think, despite how much I claim thinking is bad for you. I guess I contridict myself too much like I just did. Anyways, last night was just a bunch or rambling/ thinking. And why not Orlando Bloom? I like him (main reason right there) and that doesn't mean everyone else has to. Didn't you read the entry I did about my layout? http://snoopy-9487.diaryland.com/040824_68.html There's a bit of an explanation there. But the layout is really green, neon green in fact. Who doesn't love neon green? It reminds me glowsticks and I love playing with glowsticks. Now I am hungry... wonder what there is too eat.
from goldberry91 :
Archery was part of gym class, or PE, at my school. At the moment we're doing aerobics, which is pretty fun. Though in general I'm not a fan of gym and will be glad to be able to give it up at the end of the year. Guess what subject I'm taking next year? Physics! After all my celebrations over giving up science. I went to the Melbourne University open day, see, and even though I want to do an arts degree with just one science subject (astronomy), I have to fufill the science requirements, and that includes doing a science subject at school. Which makes perfect sense of course. You'll be able to give me a hand, since you did it this year! And I love your layout, the colour scheme is awesome. And I like your new blurb at the top of your profile. How cool is the word "spiffy"??
from goldberry91 :
You're starting archery? We did that at school, it was so fun! I want to start karate or some sort of self defence. Not only could I do with the fitness, but it would help me feel less restricted as a female, if I want to work particularly overseas in dangerous areas. I want to be able to defend myself, by myself. But I don't know if I can start next year, because I want to start drama next year!
from goldberry91 :
Eeek! Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I don't blame your neighbours for not liking! Okay, I'm being a bit biased, being allergic to peanuts and all. I kind of pronounce water... um... probably like "worder" or "worda". It'll probably come in handy for you, having only a slight Southern accent, when it comes to acting- because you'll be able to put on either a full Southern accent or a normal Northern American accent with ease!
from goldberry91 :
You have a Southern accent? Cool! Hang on *consults geography-wise parents* so Virginia is in southern America. You are in Virginia, am I right? Wow, I'd never really thought about Angela's Ashes in that way before! His outlook on life is such a good one to have yourself, I agree. By the way, do like Junior Mints? My cousin lives in America and brings them over here (this visit she forgot, so she sent a few boxes in the post just last week- my supply has now dwindled to one box), and they are so good! If they were sold in Australia I'd eat them all the time!
from goldberry91 :
Your bathroom is seriously scary. A lot of people in Aus don't like the Olympics and get annoyed that it's all over the media. So when is the American election? This note has been unusually short.
from goldberry91 :
Oh and congratulations on locking yourself in the bathroom- I do that all the time as well! And good on your mum for fixing it. Dad always does the fixing around here, which annoys me, so when he was changing the element in the oven, I made him show me how to do it so I could do it next time. Hooray for DIY-savvy women!
from goldberry91 :
I love psalm 91 too! Hence my d'land username! The media here is obsessed with the Olympics, and I'm loving it. It doesn't even matter if Australia's not competing, I still love watching the events on TV, reading about them in the paper or whatever. Damn addictive Olympics...
from goldberry91 :
My bra didn't get burnt to ash- it only suffered a few holes. Nevertheless I borrowed a bra off a friend for the remaining two days of camp. I told Mum that I wanted to read Wuthering Heights, because you'd told me it was so good, and her eyes sort of went misty as if she was reliving some great memory. It seems to have that effect on a lot of people. And thanks for your condolences about my Nan, it was sad knowing she would probably die, but because of that it wasn't a shock at all when Mum told me.
from goldberry91 :
You are so pretty! And I think your hair looks really nice, not messed up at all. The only proof one needs to believe in God is faith- little wacky occurances, do, as you say, fall into obscurity after a time and become nothing more than material for spooky documentaries. I really want to read Wuthering Heights now! But it can't jump the queue, I've got a few books to go before then. Hooray for the Bronte sisters, radical writers of their time!
from snoopy-9487 :
I am sure you are write but I don't remember exactly how the saying goes but that is how I remembered it last night. And I think my irratic sleeping fromt the past two nights was just atypical. I slept soundly last night wihout any problems. Normal is made up of a bunch of abnormal results. Thanks for the help. I'll try it today.
from elijah1981 :
Welcome to the Harrypotters diaryring! Hahaha lol yeah I did mention it a few entries back, but I updated a few times that day I think so it would've been easy to miss :P
from snoopy-9487 :
I did not hate it! Honestly! Okay. Let's start. Everyone's perspective is different. I had fun and I mean this with all of my heart. With the way I acted, it seemed like I didn't now that I think about it. But it wasn't true. I really did have fun. Imaginique was unique and fun and different. I have never seen anything like it. Reason why I fidgeted (sorry that I did) was that I can't sit still most of the time. By the second showing, I was kind of getting tired because I usually go to bed around ten or ten thirty. With water rides... I just had bad experiences when I was younger and I tend to dwell on the past. And with your brother's shot, I'm sorry if I embarassed him. I didn't mean it. I am very childish when it comes to things like that. When I took my dog to the vet and had to get him a shot, I looked away and felt awkward. And when I had to get the shot for my cyst, for five times I pulled my wrist away whenever he moved towards me. My dad actually had to force me to focus at his forehead so I wouldn't look at the shot. To tell the truth, since you, your brother, and mom are so close, I felt like an outsider. I am sorry if ruined it for you all. Didn't mean to. But I still had fun, really I did.
from goldberry91 :
Oh, and I totally agree with you about your book-cover theory. You can also tell a book is going to be bad if the author's name is in shiny silver. I am a compulsive judger of books by their cover, see. Wuthering Heights does look like a really good book! I'll get around to it eventually.
from goldberry91 :
Do schools in France really count their years backwards? So they graduate at the end of grade 1? Hehehe. Yes! We do sing White Christmas and Frosty the Snowman. Australia is so saturated with American culture that Christmas sort of relates to Winter just as much as it does to Summer. Little kids still cut out snowmen and snowflakes as Christmas decorations, even though Australia doesn't really get snow except on the mountains, and especially not at Christmas! Though there is a special Aussie version of Jingle Bells, that goes like this *ahem* Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Christmas in Australia on a scorching Summer's day, hey! etc. The thing that annoys the heck out of me about Christmas in Australia is that it's sooooo politically correct. The Christmas tree in the city is not allowed to have angels, and members of parliament send Christmas cards saying "Happy Holidays" featuring Aboriginal paintings. And apparently there's a movement to outlaw nativity plays in kindergartens. Um, hello? The last time I checked, Christmas was a Christian celebration. That annoys me. Is that what it's like in America too? And if I'm ever in your area, I have to go to Busch Gardens! That place sounds so awesome!
from goldberry91 :
Your essay's due tomorrow? But aren't you on Summer vacation? I'm in the process of choosing my subjects for year 11, which means I'm choosing my subjects for year 12, and I'm almost completely happy with my choices. I-am-dropping-science! Woohoo! Now I must go finish my science homework, as it is still compulsary this year...
from goldberry91 :
I'm terrible at guessing movie endings! In fact, I'm terrible at following movies with complicated plots, movies like Mission Impossible (which I might find easier to watch now- it's been a few years!) There's this nation-wide competition at the moment for history students to win a trip to Gallipoli next year for the Anzac Day Services (you know about Anzacs don't you? I have absolutely no concept of whether or not Americans know about Australian history. But just in case, Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and Anzac day is a war commemeration day focusing on World War 1). Anyway, you can either write an essay or make a 15-minute audio or visual presentation. Which means... I could make a 15 minute movie! Just like you! I'm not sure if I'll enter, but if I do, I'll make a movie. Speaking of movies, I'm hanging out for the Village to come out over here. Don't you reckon Joaquin Phoenix is so cool? He was awesome in Gladiator. I can't believe you only have one more year of school to go... so jealous. I have ages. :(
from free2dream :
Finally SOMEONE supports Bush! FINALLY! I'm still so undecided. Both seem like dumb choices but nowadays every celeb and EVERYONE in the world HATES Bush. You rock, Amandii! :) Also, I think your movie idea is great. Very original! I'm so proud that M. Night is from India! Yay!! :)
from goldberry91 :
I actually never got bored reading LOTR, with the exception of the appendices. (this is is response to an old entry- I had a bit of catching up to do) I just loved every moment. The movies, however, did have their dull bits but I reckon every movie I've ever seen has had dull bits. And if a great movie is new every time you see it, then LOTR is pretty close to being a great movie for me because it feels fresh every time I watch it. But yeah, I know you're making a bigger point in that entry other than just even-great-movies-have-boring-bits. I really want to do my own thing too. That's the second entry I've read in d'land recently praising the Village! I saw the preview at the movies and thought straightaway, right, I'm going to see that. I skipped that paragraph in your entry containing spoilers so I don't know what this great ending is. I totally know what you mean about how language has digressed. I was watching Pride and Prejudice last night and their conversations are so witty and subtle. These days language is so... wasted. And good luck with your home movie, that sounds like an awesome idea!
from elijah1981 :
I know, Dom is awesome! I love him, he's so funny.
from snoopy-9487 :
That was wonderfully written, Amanda and tax cuts are good. And you forgot one thing that Kerry does have-- botox injections! Anyhow, I was watching coverage of the Deomcratic National Convention last night and Dan Rather and some old guy talked about how Kerry and Edwards had completely done a make over of their beliefs for the public because Kerry and Edwards were *the* extremes of what liberals are during the Senate. And I found it interesting that Kerry and Edwards don't stand by their true beliefs and they let the public change their opinions so easily. I will give Bush this; he stands firm to his political beliefs and I believe that is an excellent quality he has as a president. Did I just type that? Yeah I did and I meant every word of it even though I am a democrat. I wish I could vote... So, how was The Village? And I was rambling again, wasn't I? Okay, I'm going. Later.
from free2dream :
Yep, M. Night is from India and that makes me so darn happy! :) An archery set?? Whoa.....I couldn't even THINK of one person I would ever buy that for!
from elijah1981 :
lol some people like the bigger font, and some people like the smaller font...maybe I'll just switch back and forth a lot lol
from free2dream :
But he wasn't really trying to fight crime or anything...I was just using that as an example. :) Goodness, I'm weird.
from free2dream :
Wasn't Bourne Identity good?? I thought so too. I always thought Matt Damon rocked as an actor and that movie just proved it more. I was confused a lot in some areas. Luckily, I was watching it with my older brother (who happens to be a genius) and he explained pretty much everything to me. One thing I hated was that he fell in love and all that mkaing out and sex stuff he did with this girl who happens to be a stranger to him, basically. I hate it when they do that in movies...it's so dumb. What are the chances that while you're trying to fight crime or something, you meet this hot guy/girl?? I want to see the sequel too! And I hear....there's no love interests. Thank God!
from elijah1981 :
lol it was pretty small, I'd say there was about 30 people there...maybe 40. I dunno lol...but I like small concerts, they're more fun because then you can talk to the band and stuff and get autographs.
from goldberry91 :
I know what you mean about childhood! I'm not sad to have left it because I am mature enough to think for myself now. When I was younger all I wanted to do was be cool, now I totally don't care. But at the same time, the blissful ignorance thing was good. You just can't have both- the good things from understanding and from ignorance. Grr. I don't wear labels either. I used to only wear "interesting fashion" but now my personal style is "anything", because I'm just too lazy to put efforts into my outfits. And... there was something else from your diary I was going to comment on. I thought Christina Ricci was really good in Monster too. And... there was something else, but I've forgotten. That's enough for tonight anyway.
from elijah1981 :
lol haha i added the star thing yesterday. I also added the blur thing on the links when you mouseover them.
from free2dream :
At least your weekend was somewhat interesting! Yeah, I hate when shirts have the name brand written on them in some big bold letters. It's really annoying! And who cares about name brand clothing anyway?? Goodness!!
from elijah1981 :
lol did you have a good time at your friend's house? Lol I had a pretty good weekend, I ended up going to the Harry and the Potters concert, it was so funny!
from free2dream :
I didn't know you likes Josh Groban??!!
from free2dream :
I missed ya so much!! Wow...cuppa?? Goodness...lazy people! :) That whole entry about Martha Stewart...amazing and SO RIGHT! That could easily be some sort of an essay or something!
from meganwaits :
I wasn't sure my note even got to you. Diaryland was being awful slow...or just this computer. I find your life interesting too. Hope your weekend is more fabulous than mine.
from goldberry91 :
I found those "English words Americans don't understand" very amusing... I never thought of a torch as a flaming stick! But think about this... if you're talking about using words literally, and you call it a flashlight... well, does the light really flash?? Hardiharhar. And... erm... who exactly in their right mind would choose to spend their lives sitting at home? I agree with you muchly. We'll be out making headlines while all those kids from your fifth grade class are sitting on their butts watching us on TV.
from elijah1981 :
Haha I know, I love their lyrics, they're so funny! I like the Human Hosepipe song, did you listen to that one?
from snoopy-9487 :
I applied for the job back in early June. The job was showing up at seven in the morning sharp and washing the dogs until eleven. Then the rest of the day probably was picking up their droppings and so forth. It was not glamourious but it was a decent job (so I thought). But it wasn't. I don't know. I'm bored... I want to watch movies but I won't. Not yet anyways. Last Samuri... Tom Cruise... mwhahahaha.
from meganwaits :
LOL...you are so funny. Hmmm...I'm not sure I want to be Joan Rivers though when I get old. Although, evidently you still have to take a lot of pills only its usually for cholestral or high blood pressure according to Heidi.
from elijah1981 :
Aw lol thanks. You're so sweet :D
from snoopy-9487 :
Amanda, that piece you wrote about Martha *coughdevilcough* Stuart was wonderfully done. And I also wanted to say thanks for the dose of optomistic advice and your other note. I think I'm more fit to be a librarian or something like that. Hmmm. Anyhow yeah. I'm starvin' since I haven't eaten anything since breakfast. Lookin' forward to Saturday? I'll bring the camera!
from goldberry91 :
We experienced a similar neighbour-problem recently. One of the reasons Mum chose to move into our current house is because of the beautiful backyard, beautiful mainly because of the few big trees along the fence line, a couple on our side and a couple not. One day last year we received a letter from one of our behind-the-fence neighbours saying they wanted to cut down all the trees, because they weren't getting enough sunlight in their yard! I have several things to say about this. 1. I climbed up the fence at different times during the day, and at all times, there was a decent amount of sunlight entering their backyard. 2. They never, ever use their backyard anyway. It's very small and the only member of the household who uses it is the dog. 3. They should have thought of that before they bought the house and 4. A couple of months later, all trees still standing because we hadn't signed anything saying we were happy for them to be cut down, that family put up a sign saying they were moving anyway! But all's well that ends well, all the beautiful trees are still there, and a couple of days ago I saw something very cool- two birds in the process of building a nest in one of them!
from snoopy-9487 :
McMansions are everywhere. After all, we live on prime property. You know that new development that they are building near the high school... the golf community? Those homes are on half acre lots and start at 250,000 for the lots by themselves I think. Those homes are huge. They'll probably take up the whole lot itself. What is it today with huge monsterous homes? What happened to the nice small, cozy homes? I don't know. I'm ranting again. Is it me or am I the only one who doesn't like developments building those huge homes? Sorry just gotta rant. You rant. I rant. We all rant.
from annandil :
Farenheit 451 based on the book that was made in 1967. Firemen that burned books instead of putting out fires. Really good movie. I highly recommand you see/read it.
from meganwaits :
no, no I didn't have to do anything. Although, I had to change in to a hospital gown. But it was a mix up. However, if I had had 'intercourse'...I would have had to have the "exam". Or at least thats what the doctor told my Mom & me. But if you do ... there will be another nurse around. You're never alone with the doctor. I guess it depends on your doctor. I'm sure. I'm just glad I didn't have to do that part.
from goldberry91 :
Movies like that are so rare... movies that you know are a masterpiece while you're sitting there watching. I had my first day back at school today... I'm really not cut out for this school thing! I feel so trapped and bored. And I have a cold so I feel extra blah...
from goldberry91 :
I loved Eternal Sunshine too! It was completely enthralling, absorbing cinema. I saw it with two friends who hated it because they thought it was "whacked", so that ruined it a bit for me. But anywho, you're completely right about the doctors/lawyers/scientists vs musicians/actors/writers kinda thing. Just say the world consisted only of people in the first group. Sure, we'd all be healthy and we'd understand that everything is made up of atoms etc, but once we are cured of our sicknesses and have settled our lawsuits, we're left sitting around wondering what was the point! I heard a quote somewhere... "God created the world and man, and man created his own world... art." It's a uniquely human expression, that (trying not to get OTT philosophical here) gives us meaning in our lives. On a completely different topic, I read an article in the paper you'd probably find interesting! About how there are heaps of things women invented but didn't get credit for. I'll talk about it in my entry!
from goldberry91 :
Okay, I have 11% storage space in my account- that should be enough- though that will have reduced dramatically in the 24 hours since I last saw it, what with all the junk mail I get. So I'll pay my email another visit today.
from goldberry91 :
Eeep! I think your emails keep bouncing back because I'm over the storage limit, but I can't go in and fix it because my account is temporarily unavailable. Which is v. annoying because I am so looking forward to seeing this layout!! Thanks so much for all the work you did on it, I'll clear out my inbox to make way for the previews as soon as I can get into my account.
from free2dream :
He's coming to Virginia?? Holy wowsers!! :) He could come to NY a MILLION times and I'd probably never get to see him!! Life's unfair like thaT!!
from free2dream :
It's great that you're reading in the summer! My dad would be so proud!! :) Change your layout, if ya want to! I mean, Elijah Wood rocks, despite the fact that he smokes, but sometimes a change is needed. And a change is VERY much needed in this case!! Hahahahahahahah....I crack myself up. Okay....well bye Amandii!! :)
from under-shadow :
Oh yeah- one last thing- did you see Elijah on Graham Norton? It's bloody hilarious! It was recorded for me by a friend and then I discovered the tape again the other day which I'm sure I'd given back.But oh well :D
from under-shadow :
Helloooooo :) I was just reading your diary and then I decided to read some of the stuff on your extras, and I discovered your fanlistings, and I noticed (to me ultimate delight) that you like Daniel Deronda and Mansfield park! I LOVE those books/programmes! And oh my god, Hugh Dancy is hott! I recently found a huge picture in the 'Telegraph' magazine so stole it, and now it's on my wall with him staring hansomely/broodily at me. *Sighs* anyways, yeah. I'm sounding all crazy now... oh yeah- my brother reminds me slightly of Macauly Culkin terrifyingly enough. He's blond and has a similar shaped nose to him. Eeek! Anyways, bye for now! And I'm making an Elijah template soon, if you're interested. I know you said you wanted one for your personality, but maybe you could email me a picture of you, and then have both of you in the template with little love hearts or something. It sounds kinda sickly, but I'm bad at descriptions :D Anyways, I'll go now... again... btw- do you have msn messenger? There's something I wanna send to you and Kelly which is friggin' hilarious, but I can't email it. It's a sound file. Right. G'bye! Jess xxx
from camel-toes :
not very soon i'm afraid...well, maybe later today...i've started a new account to keep track of my travel adventures merri-lyn is theanem i'm using...ta!
from free2dream :
Normal?? I don't think you're all that normal. But I mean it in a GOOD way!!! I think you're EXTREMELY smart....just look at the way you write in your own diary!! Goodness!! You're not normal....you're 6'1, for Pete's sakes!! :)
from goldberry91 :
You? Normal? Get lost. I love Tim Burton too- he's a genius- how about those Tim Burton and Johnny Depp combos! Woohoo! Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow (I watched that again last night), that new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie coming out...
from goldberry91 :
I loved the little princess too, maybe because her name was Sarah. That's not a bad baby photo at all... it really is very cute. And that one of your brother is a classic!
from goldberry91 :
Woohoo! How exciting. About the layout I mean, not the essays. I hope you emerge from the experience (of writing them all) with some faith in the world left in you. Of course you will! Is Metamorpheses good? I've been meaning to read that. I'm also really excited because the Melbourne International Film Festival is about to start, and I hope to see lots of cool arthouse movies! In particular I want to see a film called Dysenchanted, I think it's Australian, about all these fairytale females eg Snow White, Sleeping Beauty etc who are in group therapy to handle the fact that life isn't a fairytale.
from free2dream :
Good luck with all those essays!!!!!!!!!!!!! And...COME BACK TO DIARYLAND......I need...LONGER ENTRIES!!
from goldberry91 :
You just sort of gave me another idea. I don't want to sell my poems to this weirdo shop because I'm scared about copyright... I don't want someone nabbing my work. BUT I did write a short, childrens' novel a while back... it's somewhere... maybe I'll send it in to a couple of publishers. I mean... why not?? Geez it's hard to get money.
from free2dream :
I hope you're having fun writing all these essays....okay...maybe that's not gonna happen...but hey, drink some coffee! It's good stuff!
from goldberry91 :
I saw Cirque de Sollei however you spell it when it came out here- talk about awesome! We have the video. I can't imagine you not speaking out when someone wrongs you. Unfortunately my mother is the complete opposite, which means first-row seats are a complete rarity. The exchange program offers scholarships, but only for exchanges that are more than five months long. But your novel writing idea... that reminds me of something I was going to do a while ago... sell some stories to this weirdo bookshop in the city. Yes yes, I like... thanks for the idea!
from meganwaits :
I loved your entry on the "its a 5 year old thing". You're right about James. And you just expect it from him after while. Like he can talk about you and your boyfriend and friends all he wants while he's Mr. Untouchable about that sort of thing. I'll have to admit I was a little disappointed with "Big Fish". It just wasn't Tim Burton like the films he's known for. But then again, I think it was the book, I read it too. And it was disappointing also. So I don't think Burton had the best book to work with. However, I did like the cast and a few lines like the one you mentioned about the 8 & 18.
from goldberry91 :
Maybe it's a case of me needing my friends more than they need me. And I guess that could change. I think Eowyn is warm to her people, loyal to Rohan and her family, though cold to strangers and aquaintances. I know what you mean about her coldness being her strength. She is so... awesometastic. I love Lord of the Rings! And Harry Potter. My brother downloaded a Harry Potter game for me that is horribly addictive. Not to mention I've watched the movies and read the books millions of times. Best of luck for your cello playing... I'm sure you'll get into the mood once you're there. Though by the time you're reading this, it'll be over, right? Hope you had fun at the party.
from free2dream :
A Series of Unfortunate Events is coming out in a movie. Or was it in my dream?? Sorry, but it's like 8am right now so...things like this can happen. Anyway...it's with Jim Carrey and another girl who looks like she might be the next big thing or something. Or maybe I'm wrong. Or maybe I'm insane. Need....sleep. Bye amandii!
from goldberry91 :
I realized (while watching ROTK last night, which I BOUGHT, yes, it is all mine) that Eowyn is the only character is the story of LOTR who actually stands up to and kills a very powerful figure of evil. Aragorn stands up to the King of the Dead, but doesn't kill him... Frodo and Sam "kill" Sauron, but don't directly stand up to him. It might not be significant, but it's... interesting.
from annandil :
Yeah, I could get *some* credit of CNU allows it. But I don't think they do. Either way, it gives me an edge with college admissions. And I'll just do better next year and I'll get a four. Just remind me to analyze syntax, diction and tone from letters from the sixteenth century for a living. Remember the first essay? Now just watch as my super genius friend that sees dumb people gets a five.
from free2dream :
I hope you do give it to him one day! It'll be fun to see his reaction. He'll probably think you're nuts...but that's okay. At least he'll know the truth. Hahahahahaha. :) So Amandi (I am just lovin this name!!) why are you writing so many essays??
from free2dream :
Your ceramic tom cruise pig? Wowser! That's something I never thought could exist!! Glad you like the name!!! Bye....Amandi!! I can't believe you wrote back so fast. Are you addicted to diaryland like I am?? hahahaha...or just the internet I guess....gosh I'm so strange!! :)
from free2dream :
Noone's ever called me Cherry...but you can!! And I'll call you.....Amandi....pronounced Amandee! I'm so smart. :)
from free2dream :
You're too much, Amanda. :) I guess being from New York, especially from the Bronx, has made me a lot wiser and not as naive as many could be. So that's a plus. But living here still pretty much sucks. That whole thing about the meaning of names...I just found out my name means Beloved. Go me!
from free2dream :
Don't you just love Monk? I missed it on Friday but watched it again on Monday!! And now when I look at all your topics for your entries I'll know at least where one came from! And you must really hate Orlando Bloom cuz you seem to have fun making fun of him. How dare you!! hahahaha....just kidding! Love ya! God bless!
from free2dream :
You update so much!! There's so much that I missed. Can't read all of them now but I will soon enough!!!
from goldberry91 :
I actually didn't find Galadriel manipulative. She's very other-worldly, moreso than even the "big names" like Elrond, 'cause she was born in Valinor... so she's really of a much higher status than everyone else around her. With Eowyn, didn't she only find out Aragorn was a king later? Maybe I'm confusing the book and the movie. Well whatever the case, I still adore her, she absolutely rocks my socks. Go Eowyn.
from snoopy-9487 :
Sarah is going to send you hate mail for calling Orli a prick? Awesome. But I do not feel like that tonight. Even though I have not the faintest idea why you would do such a horrible thing. And who knew Regis and Kelly were ninjas. I have a ninja name: Takeshi Tadokoro -san from that ninjaburgers.com place you sent me. Ha! Do you have aa ninja name despite the fact I hate anime with all my heart? See I needed something to talk about. Why do you have an obsession with ninjas now? Is it Tom Cruise? Wait it is. Hey did you hear Graham Norton is on Comedy Central on Thrus. @ 10? I saw a clip with Elijah Wood. Okay. I'm in a glass case of emotion!!! Did you see Will Ferrall on the cover of GQ with a poodle?
from goldberry91 :
Great entry! Now prepare for lots of hate mail for calling Orlando a prick. I hate anime too (yes, I read that rambling LALALA section). Well I hope you're enjoying your Summer holidays (if you're not, think of me stuck down here in the freezing cold with a measley 3 weeks off school) No actually, I'm very happy to have three weeks off school. I've been taking it easy for the first few days... watching a lot of movies, and a lot of LOTR documentaries on my DVDs (I knew I'd watched too many when I went to sleep last night and dreamed about sending props to Peter Jackson for his approval) Must go! *Hugs*
from hobbitchick4 :
Oh wow. Congrats on ur full ride! That's awesome! So is Columbia out of state for you? So you've already began applying at colleges? Do u think I should start? I'm not sure if it's too early. Or is it never too early? I don't know anything about this! LOL. I should ask more, huh?
from hobbitchick4 :
Heya Amanda! Do you attend UCLA?? I've heard of it and know people who have gone or currently go there. A full-ride is when you have all 4 years of college payed for you. :)I'm not sure if I can get that if I live out of state, what do u think?? Anywho, thank you very much for the comment! I'll look UCLA up. :) Loves to ya. April
from snoopy-9487 :
We're still going to bring are action figures to the trekkie convention thing and play with them on the middle of the floor, right? Anyhow. Yep. I can't think of anything else to write.
from free2dream :
Hahaha...you guys crack me up! And it's not so easy to do, either! :)
from free2dream :
Some people, right? There are quite a few who go to my church who just make me MAD. But that's life...I guess. Unfortunately, I have no idea what movie it's from and chances are, I probably have never watched it before. :) I know...Ben Stiller...the guy is everywhere on TV. I just saw There's Something About Mary. Ben Stiller was good in the movie but I'm not much of a fan of that girl. Okay....what's her name? Oh yeah! Cameron Diaz. :) Bye!
from free2dream :
THEFANLISTINGS.ORG That's the place to be!! :) Gotta love those faces!
from free2dream :
Wow...well, I guess you have some great colleges to pick from. If I were you, I would be lost and confused...not that I'm not like that already...:) I hope whatever college you pick, works out for ya!
from snoopy-9487 :
You're probably right. Balence is good in one's life. Hey, that is a thing to put on my list of things to do. Add balence to diet. Ah. I swear you will rule the world when you are famous.
from under-shadow :
Oh my gah! As your title says. Your pictures are really good! Although Frodo looks about eight. But meh. I love the taj mahal. Have you seen any of my artwork? I've only got one on there, but it's a picture of an elf if you wanna see it. It's in the extras on my diary. Anyways- you're a genius!
from meganwaits :
What I love the most about your writing are your details & of course your humor. Thanks for all the encouragement too.
from meganwaits :
Thanks so much for your note. I'm glad you're here to read & to hear from.
from free2dream :
I hate people that are so talented! Hhahaha. Just kidding! So apparently, you can both act AND draw VERY WELL!! I loved the Taj Mahal (India!! Yay!!) and LOVED LOVED LOVED the Johnny Depp pic as well as Frodo. But dont get me wrong...the others were VERY nice too!! I LOVED IT!!! :) Maybe you could do a tom welling drawing...hahahaha!! :)
from elijah1981 :
Wow your drawings are so good!
from under-shadow :
Ah, my best friend's a lesbian. Or bi. I dunno which- she still likes Johnny Depp. Then again, everyone likes Johnny Depp, so meeb. I dunno. Hehe, Kill Bill. That "conversation" with your mum reminded me of something off the Simpsons. And what are bangs? I dunno whether we get them in the UK, but meh- I've never heard of them. And I do that! I spent seven hours shopping once, and bought four things. A bottle of water, a chocolate bar, Ed Wood on DVD, and eyeliner. What a result.
from annandil :
Tan in a can? Amanda, my mom lays out by the pool every weekened when it is sunny for about four or more hours at a time. She is tan. When I was younger, I was tanner than her. But now, I'm the palest one in my family but it is not pale enough to even be considered pale. Perhaps I need tan in a can... no I don't. But I did go to Bed, Bath and Beyond today. I got Feng Shui candles and a bottle with fake fruit in it that looks real. Feng Shui candles rock.
from free2dream :
I didn't finish reading the whole entry...but haha about your eyebrows..:) And Britney's music is always catchy so that way these ratards are kinda forced to buy her albums because its stuck in their head...and they're weird. I swear...she does that on purpose. :)
from free2dream :
Gotta love M. Night Shyamalan! He's a genius no doubt about it!! And he's from India!! Oh yeah! :) Wouldn't that be really cool if your bro became a director and he was directing one of the movies you were going to be in?? How cool is that?? Also....I've never see Orlando Bloom REALLY REALLY act so I dont know. All his roles are so...BLAH. Maybe if he gets a really good role, he'll be able to prove himself...FINALLY. :)
from elijah1981 :
lol albino bunnies are so creepy...it's their red eyes that are scary to me, they look like they are possessed or something. And I hate spiders too, they freak me out. I don't even like getting near them. Clowns dont really bother me that much though. Probably since I never went to a circus or a place where there were clowns until I was about 8, and old enough to know they werent going to kill me. I don't really like them, but they don't bother me all that much...lol if that makes sense
from under-shadow :
Hey! Cheers for the note- it made me grin for about five minutes afterwards. My mouth still hurts! I loooove your Elijah layout! And from reading your profile I can see how scarily similar we are. Apart from the band thing... but yay! Im'ma add ye now cos I can't think what it was that I wanted to write now. BTW- I'm fairly crap at french, but I still speak it. I suck vis-a-vis. I'm better reading it outloud from a page than actually remembering it! But I aced my speaking exam so meh! Well, tis getting long and I STILL can't think what I was going to write. Ah well... it'll come to be right after I click done; I'm sure... ~Jess~ x
from elijah1981 :
lol, I love cats. Though she was my favorite, she was the only one who actually liked me, most cats are too shy to even let me near them lol...yeah but thanks for your note!
from free2dream :
You're brother is TOO adorable and how come you didn't tell us that you're GORGEOUS...but then again if you told us...that would sound kinda conceited...right. :) God bless!
from free2dream :
I think that's amazing!! I hope I see your mom on TV!! :) And your entry about wars...so true! Why can't we all just get along? Living in New York has become more scary now more than ever.
from meganwaits :
Yeah! For you! I hope you a wonderful summer too.
from meganwaits :
Hi, hope you have a smooth summer...its just I'm confused..you're going from a sophomore to a senior? Wow...I'm just going to be a Junior and I find that hard to believe for myself and yet I keep reminding myself..well, its about time.
from snoopy-9487 :
And when have I not acted insane?
from snoopy-9487 :
Jenni should know better than to argue with you! Trust me, I know. You beat me into a pulp every time we agrue with your words of agruementation! My right eye hurts from sinus pressure. Ow. And now I depart. In a dazed sort of way. My eye still hurts. Ow.
from free2dream :
I read your entry about 5 times...well, not exactly...maybe a couple of the parts about 5 times. (I get confused easily...) None of my family members, NONE, know about my aspirations and my DREAM to become a Christian singer. they don't know because they will hate me. When it happens, they'll know. Well, OBVIOUSLY...but that's the only way they'll know. It'll be weird because I can imagine them going "HUH? Since when did she want to become a singer?" and all that. You see, I don't like to sing with my family because they can get so annoying. It's all very confusing and strange but I hate it. And I think they think I hate to sing. Imagine that!! *I'm so glad you updated!! Now I can look forward to your updates again!!!
from free2dream :
Oh goshy gosh gosh. When will you come back?? Sorry, I get a little impatient sometimes!!
from free2dream :
YAY!!!
from free2dream :
The usual updates.....I miss 'em!! Can't wait til you come back to diaryland! :)
from elijah1981 :
ok....yes, what she said below, as only as long as it's only a week :D I'll miss you!
from free2dream :
As long as you're coming back...but I'll miss ya..and don't worry...I know what it feels to lock my diary and all the things you would never want your dad to find out about....oh yeah, I know. God bless!!!
from snoopy-9487 :
And what do I owe you exactly?
from snoopy-9487 :
Thanks for the correction. I had no clue that it was wrong. Stupid me! And thanks... again.
from elijah1981 :
lol thanks for leavin a note...i totally hate it when other people are depressed!
from iamchristian :
I too like reading your diary because you've been through things I'm going through, and it helps me get a grip on everything. How amazing are all those benefits of journal writing! I wonder if I would be a different person, if I didn't write in a diary. I was going to learn to surf last Summer, I was almost signed up at a surf school and everything- but we discovered it was way too expensive, the lesson fees didn't cover wetsuit and board hire (which many surf schools do), and there wasn't enough time to sign up for another one before we left to go on holiday. Now, have you seen the movie of Girl with a Pearl Earring? If so, should I do the traditional read-the-book-first, or should I see the movie and then read? I'm only considering the second option because the movie looks so good, a work of art in itself. If not, I'll start on the book as soon as I've finished the Silmarillion. Books are great!!
from camel-toes :
Oh and by-the-by...I got Jess an Orange County Choppers tee shit in NYC...you asked me ages ago what I was going to get him...it was perfect! He wears it and it looks DAMN FINE!
from camel-toes :
Hello Darling! It's been ages and ages...I'm still alive, just very stressed and somewhat bitchy...yet excited and rebelious...anyways, chat to you soon! Meredith
from free2dream :
hahahaha. You're titles are always so weird. Now I know why! Anywayz...what was I gonna say?? Oh...that I hate when teachers make you do homework or whatever and you put your heart and soul into it, thinking it's gonna be worth a lot and you end up not having to hand it in!! That sucks!
from iamchristian :
Thank you for your comment about my poem! We were talking in Lit class about how Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre was described by many as a "non-Christian" book in its day, because Jane was a woman in control of her own sexual destiny. It's amazing how blind some people were in their treatment of females. Feminism issues often make me madder than other things, probably because I'm a member of the group that is affected by it all. And yeah, I do feel a bit bogged down, but exam week is next week and after Friday, it's all over. That's why I've been absent from d'land for a bit. That's awesome your school year is nearly over. I still have heaps to go! Oops- I did it again- I always seem to end notes and diary entries with complaints. So I'll end this one with an optomistic comment... uh... what a beautiful sky! (I'm looking out the window)
from free2dream :
I didn't get to read the whole entry...but I got to the point where your dad said that he wanted you to become anything other than an actress. I feel your pain...
from free2dream :
Lindsay Lohan just pisses me off. She's 17 now...but I can bet that in a few years...or maybe sometime real soon she'll be posing naked or something for some magazine. She's that kinda girl because she wants to be taken seriously and not like Hilary Duff. Allrighty then! I just wish celebs would be better people. There are the few who are cool and everything but for the most part, they stink.
from snoopy-9487 :
I'm bored and I don't want to be writing this forsaken English paper on traveling Scotland. It makes me wish I could go to Scotland right now. It's a pretty place. I'm gonna catch myself a haggis!!!!
from flossing :
no problem... I'm honored that I was randomly selected by someone so interesting. yup, I read some of your diary. I was (am) a smart kid, actor, all AP's, majored in French and Art at University of Pennsylvania, and (at 31) I've never done a drug or smoked anything ever. (can't claim straight-edge, since I've drunk alcohol and have a boyfriend). I'm the son of a minister and raised super-Christian. Redheads and tall people rule. Follow your dreams (how grown up does that sound). Don't lose your art (music, writing, clay, anything). Make your future amazing.
from free2dream :
I heard about Lindsay Lohan drinking and the thingy with Scarlett however-you-spell-her-last-name, who used to be one of my favorite new actresses. Celebs are crud. Except for the very few who know how to deal with all the fame and stuff.
from free2dream :
hahaha you're funny. And yes, it sucks to be an Asian where everyone else is hispanic or african american. it just makes me more different than I ever wanted to be. but i guess i'm used to it by now...but it still sucks. thank GOD it's fridayyy!!! wooooo hoooo. omg, will & grace is on!!! bye
from flossing :
umm, thanks for the note. I was listening to Cyndi before you were even conceived. I love the cello.
from iamchristian :
Congrats on your Physics grade! I have lots of exams coming up too, though I don't get a Summer break afterwards, humph. I know how you feel about loving something, but hating the subject of it... eg drama, I love acting, but I reeeally don't like drama at my school. It sucks big time, 'cause I don't really have the time to do it out of school. Even if your cello skills aren't appreciated at school, you'll always be able to enjoy them yourself. The cello is beautiful!
from free2dream :
Sometimes I feel prideful and I feel like I'm being a brat for being that way and I immediately want to slap myself in the face. it happens. I was never a fan of Fraiser unfortunately. I've never watched a single episode! Can you believe it??
from iamchristian :
You're right, I'm pretty determined to do well in music exams. I guess, unlike other exams in which I aim to just do well, with theory I aim to get 100% or as close to that as possible. There's only a small section of creativity work, the rest is quite basic if you've revised enough, and usually the marks I lose are all in tiny errors. My exam was today, we had two hours and I finished in the first hour (working slowly and carefully, too.) I spent an hour checking over it, and the only mistake I found was that I had forgotten to put a double bar line at the end of something! The start of my exam was stressful, because I had left my exam slip with my candidate number etc at home... luckily, that wasn't too important. Well, hope I you're having a good day.
from free2dream :
Wow, I never knew that about the Olsens. How weird. Not too surprising tho. I'm just shocked that they really haven't messed up too bad with drugs or alcohol yet. Famous like that and as young as they are...it's surprising. Anywayz....Adrien Brody and his nose..I love them both! :) He rocks as an actor. I don't get Starz either. It was just a free Starz weekend. I take full advantage of it when they give a free weekend to us. I watched Holes, About a Boy, The Truth about Charlie, and some others....But the Pianist rocked. His other movie about the ventriliquist...woo....did I spell that right?? Well...that movie got excellent reviews too. I want to see that one too. Oh my gah...I have to go to sleep soon!! :) God bless.
from iamchristian :
I'm not unhappy with the progress feminism has made today. There is still unequality, but the main barriers have been knocked down. In year 7 I did a project on a "hero" and I chose Emmeline Pankhurst, who helped score women voting rights the world over. In her day, one stupid fat ignorant blob of a man said, "Give women votes? Why, we'll be giving votes to our dogs and horses next!" Have you read Jane Eyre? We were talking in Lit about how much of a difference it made to the feminist movement. I'm reading it at the moment, among other things. So yeah. The only thing is, I'm sick of movies and stories where the only main female characters are absolutely beautiful. But more and more movies that <i>aren't</i> like that are coming in. And I think in these days, we can watch those movies and read those stories and they spark our imagination, because we relate them to old, mythical times where all the stories of our culture began: that's what these stories are portraying, they're not portraying that women are less than men and we're trying to remind you of that. I think I'm done now. Laters!
from iamchristian :
In some ways, I am a crazily emotional feminist. If anyone ever said anything along the lines of, women don't need to work, I felt sick to the bone. Well, if you want to lose 50% of the world's skills, go ahead! Good luck with your search- tomorrow morning I'll be up doing theory practice papers. My brother saw Van Helsing the other night, and he said it was terrible! He digs some pretty tacky movies and he didn't like this one, which means it's either immeasurably bad or it is actually quite good and he didn't pick up on it. Meh! I'm off to bed.
from free2dream :
Hey, Friends is a good show...but the finale episode....pretty much obvious how it ended. We all knew that Rachel and Ross HAD to get together...but it was still funny. Not the FUNNIEST episode...but FUNNY. And no..I don't hate you. I have to start watching more Will & Grace. I've watched it a lot recently and I'm lovin it now. :) I didn't see that movie with Brendan Fraser or however you spell his name. I was watching "The Pianist" with Adrien Brody or however you spell HIS name. Good movie. Really good. God bless. Feminism entry....go you!
from iamchristian :
Wow, it seems like ages since I was last on d'land! Have been soooooo busy. Kill Bill 2 or Van Helsing? I haven't seen either, but I'd definitely rather see Kill Bill. Even if K.B. turns out to be really bad, it'll still be interesting to watch if only to see what everyone is talking about. Plus, I read that the ending is fantastic! But Van Helsing might turn out to be nothing really special, even if it has Hugh Jackman in it. Yes, he's Aussie! I guess there are a few Aussie stars. Guess what I found out recently? Geoffrey Rush has a house about 20 minutes away from mine! Wowie! He's an awesome actor. And when I was telling you about universities down here, I didn't tell you about NIDA- have you heard of it? The National Institute for Dramatic Arts- Australia's most prestigious drama school. Mel Gibson went there, and I'm sure a lot of others did too. I'm so stressed out at the moment, it's not funny. Well, gotta go do more work. Talk to you later, if I survive!
from free2dream :
You're crazy. :)
from free2dream :
Hugs not drugs...hehe. :) You go girl! You rock with your American pride!! I have to start watching Will & Grace more often. That's a funnnnnny show. Kinda like Friends, except with a lot more gay people, hahaha. :) They actually fed you before taking a test?? Not fair. God bless!!!! :)
from leggierox :
Hey, no problem...but I really DON'T hate Americans, I know I'm not the only one who has the same view, and considering that your comments were kinda in my notes page, I figured that they were supposed to be for me... :D OK I'll stop now lol. It was kinda fun to debate for a while though - you seem like a cool person. Cya, Lianne.
from free2dream :
Wow!! I love this entry. I better save it because I could definitely use some of your points for an essay that might come up one day. America is a great country and I'm so grateful that I was born raised here and still livin here. I couldnt even imagine myself living anywhere else. Great entry. You're a really good writer, you know. :) God bless.
from leggierox :
Hey, thanks for the note. I understand that you have a different point of view, but I think I gotta make my point clear. I was pretty annoyed when I wrote that entry, so I don't think that it was very polite :) I started typing out a note, but it got really long, so I've just put it into my new entry, so it doesn't take up too much space on your page. From Lianne.
from iamchristian :
I was just thinking about our recent conversation to do with the Bible, and I remembered something I'd thought of a while ago- a lot of the time in the Bible, someone seeing something symbollically and someone seeing it literally can often be seeing the same thing. For example, if the Bible said Satan was walking around, you could the meaning to be symbollic and it would be the same as him actually walking around- I mean, Satan doesn't have to be in the form of a pale-skinned man with evil eyes and a black cloak to walk among a crowd. How great are the POTC special features? I love watching Fly on the Set. Well, good morning/afternoon/evening/night for whenever you are reading this.
from iamchristian :
Congratulations, my friend (who might also be me under a different username)- you completed your SATs! Now, just for that English test. I know this sounds weird, but I almost enjoy writing English papers sometimes. And I know you're good at them- I've read a couple you've posted in your diary. I actually thought better of the POTC screenplay the second time I watched it. And another thing I love about it (besides the actors) is all the clever little sequences... like when Will chucks the sword under Jack's feet at his hanging so he can stand on it, and the choreography of the blacksmith's workshop scene, and so much more. I've probably already mentioned this in my diary, but it sort of works more like a theme park ride than an actual movie. But if ROTK only got three nominations... *shakes fist* Well I'd better go vote to make sure they at least turn into three awards. Good luck again for the English test, though you don't need it!
from free2dream :
I'm sure you'll do absolutely fine on your SAT's considering the fact that I think you're very smart. :)
from iamchristian :
And no, I haven't heard of the Bible Code. But it sounds absolutely fascinating! *adds yet another book to her to-read list*
from iamchristian :
I totally agree about the (lack of) anti-semitism. I was sitting there thinking, I guess something controversial will come up pretty soon. And nothing did. I'd love to learn the didgeridoo (however you spell it!) too, though you have to learn to circular-breathe. I think I'll start learning when I get to university. It's so cool how it can imitate so many different sounds! It's also more versatile than many people think- on camp we listened to a recording of didgeredoo and flamenco guitar playing together. And I sure will fight for a better camp! I'll make 'em sorry! Best wishes for your SATs- I pray that you will achieve a score you can be proud of. And another Amanda/Sarah coincidence- the Monty Python quote you titled your latest entry with is my msn name! Not that I ever use msn... but that's a different story. I will end this note with: congratulations on coming 4th in the French competition! That's awesome. I hope you're very proud of yourself.
from iamchristian :
I'm back- not finished yet! That's so interesting The Passion converted some people. I guess I was trying to say, that if I wasn't already Christian I wouldn't be converted by that movie. I heard a rumour that a lady in America died of a heart attack while watching it- do you know anything about that? The movie does a great job in the sense that it is enthralling- I found myself so immersed in what was happening on screen I hardly noticed I was sitting twisted in this weird position. And I saw on COE that you guessed that mystery picture! Wow, good job. I might have guessed an Elvish ear, but not Galadriel's in particular. Then again I was also pondering a stactelite in Mordor/Shelob's lair! Alright, now I really must go.
from iamchristian :
I agree that most of the stuff that happened to Jesus, wasn't unnecessary. I mean, the Bible said he was whipped, so we can assume he was subject to a session of whipping and not one single whip. A few reviews I have read complained about that scene. But what about that crow bit? Was that in the Bible? Maybe it was. Let me check. *checks* It's not there- you must be right, that it was symbollic. But I don't think it should have been included. A lot of people could get confused about the messages of the violence. When it comes to the Bible, I've been brought up to believe that everything is symbollic. I have to go now because the noise from my brother's room is giving me a headache.
from free2dream :
My brother has been all over the place for where he wanted to go to college. But you pretty much have the college that I first thought of. NYU is a pretty good school, which is what everyone says. My brother didn't get in...but oh well. He's going to Miami. Yay for me. I really don't know much about other colleges but if I do find out, I'll be sure to tell you all about it!
from iamchristian :
Perhaps the "top" university in Melbourne is... well, Melbourne University. I'd like to go there, but I'll need to work hard because you need a good score to get into basically anything there. My Dad works there, but not in a department I'm interested in! The drama program there is linked in with the Melbourne Theatre Company, which is a pretty prestigious group. If you're interested in performing arts then the VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) is a good choice- you have to be really good in your chosen art form to get in. Then another good uni is Monash University- my Mum works there. It's sort of the second most prestigious after Melbourne. There are three campuses in Victoria, one which is about half an hour from where I live. I don't know what the theatre/film programs are like. Well I'll talk to you in a couple of days, 'cause I'm off to camp!
from free2dream :
Your brother sounds like a cool person. Really brave. My mom is worried to death that one of us will have diabetes expecially my sister because she eats so much candy. Thanks for the info by the way. I can't believe some people are that ignorant and STUPID. I thought kids were really cruel but I guess they're not the only ones. I know 2 people with diabetes. This guy in church (he's like 20 something) and he's SOOO nice to me and his mom. I think because of it his mom is now blind. It's so sad. But your brother is so brave. That's so great to hear. God bless.
from iamchristian :
Oh yes, I like to savour Tolkien too. Sounds like you had a real experience at the camp! Fun and a sadness that really hits home, combined. Lots of interesting info about diabetes in your entry. I've never known much about it! I love how you are so honest and Amanda-ish in your diary, like how you said that you can act, and didn't apologize for saying something true about yourself. Because a diary is not the place to be apologetic for being yourself, of course! And of course that's not the only example. But anyway, I don't know if this movie will be as funny as My Big Fat Greek Wedding! But apparently extras get invited to some form of a premiere... that's extrememly exciting...!
from snoopy-9487 :
Wow. I'm glad you had fun. Sure... you can call me Ned Kelly if you want, I think. Yeah, go ahead. Gosh! I had a Colin Farrell movie weekened since I saw... count 'em... two... TWO movies starring Colin Farrell. Hart's War and The Phonebooth. Good stuff. Hmm... I should really edit my english paper. Are you excited about next Saturday about our SAT's?
from iamchristian :
My fave actor in Love Actually is Colin Firth. I love Colin Firth!! I also found out that I share a birthday with Andy Serkis. How cool is that. And I'm finding the Silmarillion awesome, I'm only going slowly because I have so little time (I'm up to chapter 10 of Quenta Silmarillion) but what Feanor did was pretty damn shocking. I guess I never thought Elves got up to anything like that!
from free2dream :
hi! haven't written to ya in forever it seems like. your english essay was good and definitely funny. you are an amazing writer which is why i love your diary too. :)
from hobbitchick4 :
Hey!! Just a quick note to let you know that my diary is now locked, and if you want to read it, let me know and I'll give u the username and password. sweetapril_98@yahoo.com
from iamchristian :
I don't know if you'd like Love Actually, because it has Hugh Grant in it! I think Hugh Grant is so cool. See it anyway, I found it hilarious. Just take your time with my layout, I know you're a busy girl! And great English paper!! We are plagued by those people too. I loved the ideas to scare them off. Especially the bloodstain one, lol!
from iamchristian :
I think you have a knack for choosing great e-cards. Thanks heaps!! I really appreciate it. You'll be pleased to know I always exempt myself from helium-sucking activities at parties. I'm obsessed with our senses as well! I love to take in everything. That's why I get so annoyed when I go somewhere and forget to put in my contacts or wear my glasses because even though I can see what's in front of me, I can't take in all the detail. I have to go finish a lot of work and musical instrument practice, and then maybe I can fit in some juggling (I can almost juggle under one leg!!)
from iamchristian :
Melbourne is one of the bigger cities in Australia so I guess it's okay living here, in that way. But it's also good because even though you can drive for about half an hour and reach the inner city, you can do the same in a different direction and reach country-like areas. I found that, too, that when it comes to dreams I can't rely on anyone but myself. Though encouragement is a lovely thing :) Right now I'm smelling these beautiful "rose garden" candles. I love scents. I think I have a very sharp sense of smell. I have really good hearing, too- I can hear footsteps and conversations etc from ages away. It must make up for my short-sightedness!
from free2dream :
My sister has the hardest time finding jeans in her size since she's so skinny and tall. So either it fits right, but it's too short. Or it just doesn't fit right at all. I feel bad for her...but oh well! :) I saw Jennifer Garner's diary too. She's pretty and very teenagerish (haha) because she's so....quirky. Is that the word? Anyway, I used to have bangs until I hated them to death and grew them out. Bangs are hard work. For me, anyway. God bless!
from iamchristian :
Go to a modelling school go to a modelling school or a drama school or something! I might be trying a drama school perhaps next year, so maybe we can start together. I've had a sort of arch-rival who always used to beat me unjustly too! In primary school. This... it makes me angry to just to think about it... this girl who was a suck-up to the teachers and a complete bitch when they weren't around. And I was the opposite, I always gave the teachers crap because that's what they gave me, but I was always nice to people in the playground! Eeeeeveryone was saying I was going to get school captain, but deep down I knew I wouldn't because the teachers' decision overrides the students' votes, and the teachers hated me. And bitchy girl got it, and because I told my best friend that she had got it, and I hadn't, bitchy girl came up and screamed in my face while I was getting a drink about why I should shut my fat mouth etc. She was flanked by her cronies and everything. THEEEEN in the year 6 musical I was soooo cut out to be the main role, but there was this comedy role and they knew she wouldn't be able to do comedy for crap, so I got that role and she got the main role. She started crying the little drama queen. It wasn't a good comedy role, though. I love doing some comedy roles but not all. I would have fitted the main role much better. SORRY FOR THIS VENTING!!!!!!!!!! Pretty long note huh. And a seriously typical story, but completely true. Don't get put off by the look from that lady! Her modelling school must suck. The graduates probably model for Wal Mart. But seriously, it'd be cool if we started out of school drama at the same time. We could talk about our progress. This note has been madly long! Goodnight!!
from iamchristian :
I have to admit I get easily discouraged. One time a few years back I really wanted to raise $20,000 in a year to build this school in Ethiopia, but my whole family just laughed at me and my mum ordered me to not do it and I put it off. I want to come back to it but now I'll have to wait because it would be so time-consuming. I haven't had a really bad hair-dye experience, except for this time last year when I had a red head and a blonde ponytail. Not very cool!
from iamchristian :
My hair is going blue next holidays!! Or something else interesting. Send a pic and I'll evaluate your new style ;) Only joking, I'm sure it looks great. I think I know exactly what you're talking about. Anyway, the Jet concerts are sold out!! My friend (also called Amanda) broke the bad news to me. So there goes that. And I know this was in your last entry, but I forgot to tell you that I feel the same way about really wanting to get out there and... do stuff. Skydiving sounds awesome, though for some reason I don't reckon I could will myself into bungee jumping. Maybe sometime later. I'm off now to add another entry!
from iamchristian :
Half of them weren't even born in Aus- Mel Gibson wasn't, and Nicole Kidman who is, like, the pride and joy of Australia, was born in Hawaii I think! I guess we have a couple, but not many compared to America or England. Jet are cool! They're coming here real soon. I hope I end up going. I've started the Silmarillion and I didn't end up buying GWAPE at the same time because the Sil. was sooo expensive! I just HAD to buy the beautiful illustrated hardcover edition :)
from free2dream :
My hair is the most irritating crap in the world. I have to blow it out every so often so I won't go crazy with this curly mess. It's not even THAT curly. it's a nasty curly. Not too frizzy...but weird. I always thought Kohls was cool, even though I never went there. They don't even have a walmart here in the Bronx. How weird.
from iamchristian :
Hehehe! I went through my Orlando stage sometime last year... was quite obsessed. I still think he's darn sexy. You think your town is bad? At least you don't live in Australia!! Noooo one in Australia makes it big, pretty much. And thank you thank you for the confidence boost... I think it's going to happen! Mum is taking me and staying with me until 3am and everything! Can't believe it!!
from iamchristian :
I know you'd come with me if you could! But I think I will end up having to do it myself. Mum won't be happy but fortunately, there's a very good system of public transport that leads me right to the place. On a different topic, Brad Pitt or no, Troy is possibly my biggest must-see this year. When does is come out in the US? Over here it's... sometime in May, I think. I'm excited!
from iamchristian :
Thanks for hosting the images! That's great, something LOTR-ey is perfect. I love Queer Eye too!! And I'm also not into Brad Pitt much (saw your note from Cheryl), never have been. He's so... typical. Boring looking. Anyway, my friend told me today about this movie they're filming in Melbourne which they need heaps of extras for. The friend who told me chickened out, but I signed up and I think I'm going to go. It's nothing, really, no-one is going to get "discovered", lol. I just think it'll be a really good experience. But I badly want to find someone to go with me but I'm sure everyone's going to say my mum won't let me or something because the filming goes to 3am, but then it's not like my mum is happy about it. Anyways. I hope I don't lose the motivation :) Also, your story about your family was most interesting to read. And I got a "point" on CoE, I'm excited!!
from free2dream :
Looong entry! It is against our religion but I think our parents need to go back to high school and live it all over again because so many things have changed. I saw that girl (or guy) that wanted to be jlo. you thought she was pretty? i really dont like hugh grant either. what a jerk. :) god bless!
from angelchick18 :
lol...thank you~
from free2dream :
Tom Welling is from Smallville. I think he has hazel eyes. Is that blue...ish?? Hmm....well, if you're not sure what he looks like and are confused, tomwelling.com is the way to go. Gotta love that site. God bless! Hope you update soon!
from free2dream :
Did you see Ben Jelen on TRL? Brad Pitt is gorgeous in my opinion. I fall for pretty boys. Tom Welling, to me, is the hottest guy in the world and he's a definite pretty boy. It's just me. I fall for those kinds of guys.
from iamchristian :
Maybe it's a good thing that we weren't introduced to drama by our parents, but discovered it for ourselves. Now don't think I'm throwing in a cheap compliment here, but I think you look a bit like a movie star, and can see why someone thought you would be suitable for modelling school. And I think you'll love Eternal Sunshine, especially because you're such a movie buff. A mum would be a good person to see it with!
from angelchick18 :
lol, actually trhe tic-tac-toe kinda...died. I despise javascript right now.....
from iamchristian :
I didn't pick up the books 'cause I didn't bring enough $$ with me, but I saw Eternal Sunshine! I reckon you'd really like it. But again I'll write more about it in my entry. Right now I'm trying to pick a realm in CoE, and stay awake at the same time!
from free2dream :
I want a Famous Face is crazy! Did you ever see the Brad Pitt one? The ended up looking NOTHING like Brad Pitt. But then again, who can? Don't worry. You seem to have more of a life than me. I'm just counting down the days until the new season of Monk starts again....God bless!! :)
from iamchristian :
Sheer and utter wackiness!! It's a pretty cool site, huh. It's so interesting at the end of Secret Window, because Johnny Depp, just for the little end bit, plays a really dislikable character. Even when he's a villainous pirate he's still lovable! Shows how good an actor he is. Anyway, I'm going out to buy two books: The Silmarillion and GWAPE. Happy Jesus' resurrection day!
from iamchristian :
Talk about the best e-card eva!! I cracked up laughing. Thanks so much, especially for sending it to coincide with my Easter! :) Though when I say happy Easter I mean the whole Easter season. Mmm, chocolate pie. My FOTR computer game isn't working so I'm seriously unhappy. Seriously. And I saw Secret Window! I'll talk about it in my next entry.
from iamchristian :
Since Girl with a Pearl Earring is so good, it can jump the waiting list ahead of Ovid's Metamorpheses. Unfortunately it must still wait behind Jane Eyre (it's for school anyway) and the Silmarillion. I'm a quick reader. Hope you're having a good Easter, and eating enough chocolate!
from meganwaits :
I thought I'd left you a note before. Anyway, I really enjoy your diary.
from free2dream :
You watch Monk?? I love that show. It's so funny....yeah, some people don't like Friends because the humor isn't THEM. But I find it pretty funny because all the characters are weird. :)
from free2dream :
I've played that bday game before. Except, once a teacher didn't know we weren't supposed to talk, so the game got REAL easy for all of us. :) Why are cell-phones so banned? They're banned in almost every school. What if you NEED it for emergencies. Oh yeah...you can always put it AWAY....but whatever. God bless. Oh and you really love Will and Grace dont ya? Have you ever watched Friends? It's really funny too!
from iamchristian :
I really want to see the movie (Girl with a Pearl Earring) and now I'd love to read the book too. That's an annoying thing about having books to read for Lit and English- it disrupts your routine reading! This girl who you cello-challenged- is she in your grade/year level? Was it awkward at all, challenging her back for her position? (and by the way I'm so proud of you for doing that! ;)) My browser is messing up. I hate this computer!
from iamchristian :
I sure will visit your city... I'll be craving it after living on a farm for a few years. Good Friday doesn't make me sad in that way, I think it makes me glad. If it makes me sad it's because I do nothing to make it different from any other day. *different topic* Oh and guess what! I sort of did one special thing this Good Friday- I finished LOTR, the books, for the second time. *cries* wonderful, wonderful work. I'd better go write my entry now!
from angelchick18 :
Yes, my name is Amanda....It's a good name huh??? lol. Anyway, that tic-tac-toe thing is really hard isn't it?!?!
from iamchristian :
I'd love to play a business woman too, in a movie that is! One day we will be A list, and if I ever win an oscar, or any award for that matter, it can go in a cabinet on the farm. Another reason farms appeal to me is the atmosphere of a small community that would (in most cases) come with it. Now I think about it, a farm wouldn't be a bad place for an A-list star to live. You could retreat there if you got sick of people following you. Happy Easter!!
from iamchristian :
I... have no idea what I'm looking for. One thing I wouldn't mind doing is living in the country, on a farm. And never touch "stardom" and have a job that no-one is envious of but still love it, and love being outdoors doing physical labour. But I have this thing, I really want to perform, and if I end up doing plays that tour the country and no-one really knows my name, but they come and see me and appreciate my performance, then I'll be happy. But there are so many things I'd love to do, and one of them is become an A-list star! We have as good a chance as anyone else, don't we? My ultimate no-no, and I hope I don't offend anyone by saying this, would be to have an office job. I'd be a poorish musician instead of a rich businesswoman any day. But I'm sure you already knew that. And yeah, you were right on track with that ordinary person thing.
from iamchristian :
Another bit that stuck with me from Tolkien's prologue is, "Some who have read the book, or at any rate reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible; and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer." I realized something I found with allegorical books is that, to me, they seem... pretentious, because they believe themselves to be uncovering and presenting great meaning but they themselves have little meaning. Anyway, at my school if someone didn't show up for something like that cello challenge then they'd be outta here in a second. And no, we don't make a pledge to the flag. In our assemblies we do nothing to do with Australia. In primary school we had a school oath that said a bit about our lawful country or something but it was just a school oath. Aus isn't a very patriotic country. Some people are still confused about what our national anthem is. And I was a health-food baby too but that's all changed now!
from free2dream :
It doesn't surprise me that you're a writer because I can tell just by reading your diary that you're an excellent writer. Yeah...I was wondering if other countries do that too! Well...TOODLES!! ;)
from free2dream :
Unfortunately I don't have any suggestions for a job. How come everyone heard about that rumor? That's horrible. And I dont like her much either. You dont like Hugh Grant?? George Clooney is a good actore but he's overrated. (If that's how you spell it, anyway) God bless!
from iamchristian :
I love the Winter Olympics! I remember when were very little, my brother and I made our own Winter Olympics with our teddy bears. Hehehe. Lol, I reckon we're pretty chubby over here as well. Yeah, we get two weeks, but in Summer we only get 7 weeks. Actually this year... this year we finish earlier and get two whole months. Nice! Two whole months which will hopefully be spent overseas, for me!
from iamchristian :
What's your movie script about? Cool, you get to learn archery! Is that out of school? Yeah, drama's pretty awesome, unfortunately at my school there's a "drama crowd" and they're all very snobby and "we think we're so cool." They make after parties lots of fun, though! Now guess what I'm off to do? Play ROTK!
from elijah1981 :
Hmm...I'm not sure what I think about the presidential election...I don't like politics that much lol...so I really don't know what I think. I haven't made up my mind yet lol.
from free2dream :
I changed it. I LOVE clay to death but I had to cause...well...it looked weird. I dunno....I changed my layout 4 times yesterday. I'm such a loser!! :) God bless!
from elijah1981 :
I know, it's the same thing with me! For instance...I can recite the whole cast list of LOTR, but I couldn't tell you the vocabulary list for my English class. And I don't know the order of the presidents either. I know the first three, and that's it. Washington, Adams, and Jefferson...lol
from free2dream :
:'( I'm so sorry that you didn't win. I'm shocked. You play the cello? Crudders! That's a really hard instrument to play there! Once again, I'm sorry.....but I'm glad you updated!!
from elijah1981 :
I don't think he had a hand in River Pheonix's death either. You're right, he did die of an overdose in the bathroom...so it wasn't JD. Yep. I heard that he's in a rock band. Do you know anything about that?
from elijah1981 :
Really? They think that he plotted to kill someone??? Aaah lol I don't think he did and even if he did I still like him too :)
from elijah1981 :
Are you serious, you didn't get anything?? I don't know much about visual art, but I personally think that your painting and the rose you made were awesome! At first I thought it was a real rose! Just shows how good you are. Keep it up, and maybe next time they'll give you something :-)
from iamchristian :
Wow, an HP party! I spent about five hours with my DVD last night (I'm at my Grandma's- she has a DVD player) including watching the movie and all the special features etc. Lots of fun. Hope you dominated the art show! Can I please have that rose when you're done with it?
from elijah1981 :
good luck at your art show! I'm probably a bit late saying that...but good luck anyway!
from free2dream :
good luck on whatever you're doing...:)
from iamchristian :
I could never really hand out my URL to people I know. I don't think there's anything wrong with it, that's just the kind of relationship I have with my friends. It's not that we don't tell each other stuff- there are things I talk to my friends about I don't like writing down in a diary, even a private one- it's just... mmm... the kind of stuff I talk about in my diary. I'm actually not sure myself. Even when it's normal, everyday stuff, for some reason I get incredibly embarassed. But that means I'll probably get over it pretty soon. *shrugs* thanks for doing the layout for me!
from elijah1981 :
I think both Scotland and New Zealand would be cool places to travel to. Also Switzerland, maybe. I'd like to go to the Alps lol. I don't think America is very pretty either. I kind of tend to think that other countries are better :P
from elijah1981 :
I love Billy's accent! It's so cheerful sounding. I don't know how else to describe it, but I love it. It's so cool to hear him talk...hehe. Yep. I wish I lived in New Zealand, then I could be around a different accent all the time...lol even though that's not the only reason I want to live in New Zealand...
from iamchristian :
I've had to lock my diary. username: friend password: mission
from iamchristian :
Also, do you have a gold membership? If you don't then how do you post pictures?
from iamchristian :
Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for the awesome Artful Dodger pic!! It brightened my homework-burdened day. I can see you and Cheryl are talking about celebs who live near you... well... Eric Bana lives about 45 minutes away from me, and my friend's parents built his house and fixed his sewerage! And your words on acting are very much appreciated :)
from free2dream :
jason mraz is around where your from? cool! jennifer lopez lived a few blocks from where I live today.....ugh....but I really can't stand her, so that doesn't count. lol. bye...again.
from free2dream :
omg. your family diary....so unbelievable cute! the whole music thingy with the pics of you and your brother......lol. it made me laugh. not in a bad way. you're not ugly!!! your family seems so cool!!! :) god bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from iamchristian :
I can certainly understand about that Dad thing. Mine gets serious cases of road rage and he's so unreliable... one day he'll be driving me to a piano exam, a netball grand final, something really important and get annoyed, and turn the car around. He really would, I'm sure of it. It's interesting how a lot of Aussies model the American accent on Bush, when he has the whole southern-drawl thing going on because he's from Texas (that right?), and that's not representational of all Americans. Guess it's because he's the American we hear the most of. Anyway, only eight more school days left 'til the Easter holidays! Yaaay!!
from elijah1981 :
Hehe...that's awesome that Jason Mraz is from where you live!!! Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix were both from Seattle...and Bing Crosby was from Tacoma...you probably knew that though. Yep. You were talking about accents? Lol, I think the American accent is kind of boring too, and I know what you mean when you say you don't notice you have an accent. It just seems normal to me. I like Billy Boyd's accent! It's so cute :)
from free2dream :
okayy....she's not ugly. no one is ugly. but she dresses like a hooker and thats not good news. hehe. i'm crazy. 3 notes for you from me!! i have to go now. REALLY. god bless. again...
from free2dream :
also i agree...britney spears...so untalented. so ugly. i dont understand why some ppl like her but...hey we're all weird! :)
from free2dream :
Hiya there!! Elijah Wood, I see.... :) Love the layout! You're a Pente?? So am I!!!!!!! That is SOOOOOOOOOO COOL! I dunno why...but it is!! I remember reading your diary before but unfortunately couldn't find the time to send you a note, and now I feel guilty because you sent me a note when you went to my diary. :( You are an amazing writer, I just have to say. Your diary reminds me of Sarah's (iamchristian.diaryland.com) and I know you read hers before!! :) Your parents don't want you to act?? I kinds get that from my parents too. I kinda want to become a singer (christian, one) but my parents have made it perfectly clear that being and actress or singer is retarded so I never told them about my plans for the furture. If it happens, it happens. And if they don't like it....oh well. :) God bless! And you're 6 ft!!! WOW!!! Red hair??? cool!!!
from iamchristian :
Nah, they don't sell American Girl stuff in Australia (well not to my knowledge), I got all my things via my cousin who lives in LA. You think Australian accents are nice?? I quite like American accents, though I have to say my favourite accent is still English. So cute! It's interesting you say you can't hear your own accent. I used to be like that but now I can kinda feel I have an Aussie accent. It's a bit of a lazy accent, and if I want to put a clear consonant on the end of a word I have to force it and it sounds ridiculous, like my Dad who sounds really stuck-up when he talks because he tries to hide his accent, so I don't try. A lot of people laugh at me because I can't pronounce my own last name properly, lol. It's a very basic, two-syllable anglo-saxon last name (you probably know it, if it showed up in my emails) but I either miss the consonant in the middle, or completely over-pronounce it and sound really try-hard snobbish. When people in Aus try to immitate American accents (this is a generalization) they often... like... make their voice a bit nasally, and elongate the vowels. This is probably more of a Bush immitation than anything. Wow, this has been a pretty long note! It's funny because I can't really imagine Lij as the Artful Dodger, so I hope I see that movie soon!
from elijah1981 :
Thats true, lol, I am being a little close minded I think. And not all pop music sucks, it just some. I actually like some of it, I just prefer rock music. And some rap isn't that bad either. some. hehe
from iamchristian :
Yup, that was it. Mine was called Samantha! Is the one you're thinking of... umm... Kirsten was it? My cuz had her. Gotta love those!
from elijah1981 :
Yeah some bands are really overrated. I like some of the smaller bands, like the YeahYeahYeahs lol. You like them too? They were one of the bands playing at the White Stripes concert last September, which I couldn't go to :-( I was really mad...anyway, I don't like pop at all. And I guess my definition of pop is what Britney Spears and Christina A or something. Rock is a lot better in my opinion, and there's much more variety.
from elijah1981 :
Yeah, I don't get why too many people liked Benji either. Billy's cool :-) Yeah, lol you could say I'm into punk rock. Lol what kind of music are you into?
from iamchristian :
There are so many periods of history I'd love to live in. Turn of the century America (1900's, that is) would be awesome. When I was younger I had this doll from America, who supposedly lived in 1904, and she came with all these accessories and clothes from her era. My cousin (who lives in America) had one too and we loved them. That's how I was introduced to that period of time, and I haven't lost my love for it!
from iamchristian :
Have you seen that Mandy Moore movie I was talking about in my diary, How to Deal? It was so bad it was funny! Though Mandy was wearing cute clothes throughout. Speaking of clothes, I'm not a fashion addict but I love vintage stuff! and so do a couple of my friends. I've been spending waaay to much time on the computer this weekend so I should go and do something else!
from elijah1981 :
Yeah, the cellos/basses/violas hardly ever get the melodies unless it's a concerto written for that particular instrument. I used to really not like it when the conductor would talk to the violins for a half an hour...now I don't care as much...the symphony rehearsal is at 8:00 AM, so I use that time to zone out and take a little 5 minute nap since I'm already half asleep. Yep.
from iamchristian :
Ooh, I certainly will introduce you to Colin Farell! Maybe at the Golden Globes after party. Thanks heaps for the lovely e-card! And I paid a visit to vintagebybuttons, wow, who designs those clothes? I adored some of those dresses in particular, wow, so beautiful. People actually say to your face they don't want to hear what you have to say?? I get that indirectly, by people cutting me off or not listening to me when I'm trying to say something important. You're lucky, I get angry about twice a day. Sometimes over little things like when I'm lining up to buy my lunch and all these little boys are shoving me. Grrr!!
from iamchristian :
Sorry, still more to say! I used to play baritone sax in band, which means all I ever got was a very simple bass line. Me and the bass trombone used to get bored, so we'd highlight specific notes on our music and play them *really* loudly, and dominate the whole band. Lots of fun. May It Be would be absolutely beautiful to play!
from iamchristian :
I read your whole entries! I really like it when you tell us about the movies you want to see, or even what your front door looks like. I could really relate to your entry today. And one more question- when you're a big star, can you please introduce me to Johnny Depp? And Julia Roberts? And Charlize Theron etc etc? The stars who have received Oscars all started exactly where we are and probably thought their dreams were a bit far-fetched, too. And thanks for the fact on space exploration, that'll annihilate the opposition in debating!
from elijah1981 :
Yep I've heard of Bremerton :) I was born in Tacoma lol...and still live there...lol I hope no psycho reads this. Anyway, yeah, it seems like the band and orchestra in most schools is really split...well, at least, at my old school last year. At my school this year, there's just a choir. Which kind of sucks, because I can't sing at all.
from iamchristian :
What would be your ideal career path? You might not remember this, but in one of the very first entries I read in your diary there was... this fact about space exploration and why it's not a waste of money, I can't remember what it was, but for debating I have to say that space exploration is worth the effort, so I was wondering if you'd be able to dig up that fact for me? And I saw you have a family diary, and I took a look and it was so fun to read! I saw your pic- you're so pretty!! Lucky you! And I saw the lovely pic of you in that golden dress. We got the forms for our deb ball today, though it's not until September. Everyone is already looking for dresses but I'm being lazy, I should get around to it sometime!
from iamchristian :
So do you mean your mum won't let you get a job, because you're in smart classes? I've had problems getting a job because of the times I can work... even if I don't take into consideration all my musical instrument practice and homework, just the fact that school often finishes late and I play sport on Saturdays makes it hard for me to get a shop job. I have an exchange update (if you care to hear!)- I can't get to Austria through the school-based exchange, because there's only one girl available and she's in Germany (so I would have had to apply and then be chosen, which wouldn't have happened because my German teacher hates me), so I might go through the program out of school. I'm disappointed I can't get to Austria, but I'll make it there someday. Talk about a long ramble!!
from elijah1981 :
Yeah, it is fun to talk about music...I don't reall get to talk to other people about music since a lot of my friends don't play instruments or anything.
from iamchristian :
Good old internet. Don't know what I'd do without it. My mum is strict but since I went to China last year with school (as you may have guessed from my diary) she can't really not let me do an exchange, because I can just say, "Well I went to China, didn't I?" The only slight prob is the cost, but my job interview/trial thingy is tomorrow so hopefully I'll get it and that will be okay!
from sir-jonny :
Yeah, mums can be weird sometimes... Speaking of mums, just wondering, you're american, right? Don't americans spell mum, mom? My friend's just moved to america... She has to re-learn all these words coz they spell them differently! I feel so sorry for her!
from elijah1981 :
Oh, yes, the Four Seasons are really pretty, too. I like a whole bunch of different pieces...I also like Palladio, even though it's really easy. Have you heard that one?
from iamchristian :
Ah, thank you so much! I agree about Orli. I think he had his moments in LOTR but he's yet to find a role that totally fits him 100%. Whereas I think Elijah Wood is an awesome actor. Even in something like the Faculty, where he was the cute nerd, I can remember thinking he fitted that role so well that it sort of didn't sound right when he swore. Which was very cute! And Johnny Depp... is amazing. I could rant forever. Oh and thank you for returning especially to comment on my poem! I had the funniest thought today. The assistant head of campus was giving a tour of the school to a girl who had red hair and her parents and I thought how strange and cool it would be if for some reason you took part in an exchange of sorts and visited my school! I thought of you when I saw the red hair :) Well I'm off to dinner now!
from sir-jonny :
My friend ruined the Sixth Sense for me... She told me at the start what happened, but I never would have got it, i'm to dumb!!!. But I did ask her to tell me so I can't complain...
from camel-toes :
OMG! He did it! It was wonderful, we were hanging around on top of a car-park waiting for the movie and the stars were comming out and he kept saying "ummmm" and all that and i said, "You know, D'Arcy can't keep a secret" and then he asked me out! Oh happy days! PLus, Starsky and Hutch was TOO funny and I'M GOIMG TO NYC TONIGHT!!! CIAO
from iamchristian :
Would you believe Once Upon a Time in Mexico is still in cinemas here? And I always analyze movies too, but I hate it because it partly ruins the movie for me but I can't help myself. Sarah xoxo
from sir-jonny :
Hey! thanks for your note! I really like your name... when I first read it i was like "what the...?" but after about the 3rd time I got it =D I haven't seen once upon a time in Mexico.... But everyone has been going on about it so maybe I should... Your entry was sooooo LONG! I just ended up scanning through the last couple of paragraphs. I don't believe that Orlando is gay... isn't he dating Kate Bosworth? ehh, I don't care if he's gay, he's still hot ;) gtg, see ya!
from snoopy-9487 :
If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. Orli is not gay! Quit being mean you mean person!!!! Jerk.
from iamchristian :
Many thanks for the encouraging note. I actually played an okay game of netball so that lifted my spirits a bit. My friend's mum was coaching the other team!! I forgot to say before that I loved Angela's Ashes too, the book that is, I haven't seen the movie. Have you read the sequel? My mum says it's not half as good as the first one but I wouldn't mind taking a look at it someday. Ciao!
from elijah1981 :
Hehe, yeah it would be easier to carry around than a cello. My sister plays the double bass, which just barely fits into our car lol. I think the hardest instrument would be the harp...anyway, yeah, my sister and I are in a youth symphony, and we just had a concert. Have you heard the Vivaldi Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor (Concerto Grosso I think)? I love that piece.
from iamchristian :
Note #2. That was really good to read your entry because I feel really similar right about now, though for a different reason (I'll whinge all about it in my diary, don't you worry). I would have been PO'ed about the art show, too, though I suck at art and would never be selected to be selected to be selected to do an art show. The fact is that your painting is a joy to look at, and maybe I'm not being biased because I've never seen this other painting you're talking about but I've heard your description, and who wants to look at men in business suits when you can look at a flower?? Excuse my naivity when it comes to the visual arts. But that's just my opinion. I'm off to mope now. And I love the banner at the bottom of your diary. I wish Elijah Wood thought I was insanely hot.
from iamchristian :
Don't feel stupid, I think they're native only to Australia. Yeah they're birds. Galahs are these big white ones and rosellas are smaller and pretty and look a bit like parrots. And yes, with all my name combinations I finally got Lij as my date and I fondled Johnny Depp! Woohoo!!
from iamchristian :
I'm trying as many combinations of my name as I can with that oscar night quiz, but when I fianlly get Elijah Wood as a date then my outfit turns up as a bag! Ooh, I guess I can just change the HTML. When it comes to the Iraq war I wasn't for it or against it... I just didn't know enough information to have an informed opinion. But for sure the fact that Saddam's regime has been overturned is an awesome thing, for now and into the future. I was in China when it started and we had to look up the internet for news, because the stupid teachers told us nothing at all. Um, yes I very much hope I get a job soon because of the exchange I want to go on. It's a good sign that this is the first time I've ever applied for a job and they've actually called me back!
from elijah1981 :
lol, you were born in WA too? cool :) I don't blame you for being cautious, there's psychos everywhere lately...you play the cello?? cool, I've always wanted to play the cello. I play the viola, and I just got a guitar, so I'm going to start to play that...
from camel-toes :
hey there manda! yes it's me, you're flakey d-lanf pal...i haven't updates in ages , reason being = I'm lazy..that and bogged down in school...anyways, i haven't died or anything..i'll send you an email soon! ciao!
from iamchristian :
I'm liking your oscar night! I got Keira Knightly as a date too, but I'll try the middle-name trick.
from iamchristian :
It looks awesome!! And I kinda like this layout more, because it's not quite so dark, and that leaves us to regale everyone with charming stories from the bright and sunny Shire.
from snoopy-9487 :
congrats on winning the contest and showing up your teacher. i would send an e-mail but i've all ready done that and i'm too lazy to go to my hotmail account, just as i am too lazy to type in capitals. you're taking over everything... very slowly.
from iamchristian :
He sure won't! Okay, I'd better go clean out my inbox a bit so you'll be able to send them to me. Um- enjoy dinner! It's Sunday morning over here.
from iamchristian :
Gee, you really did show your orchestra teacher! Perfect score!
from iamchristian :
Hooray!! I'm excited!! LOL those pants phrases are good! Umm, how about... "I wonder if we'll ever be put into songs or pants" or "Gondor has no pants. Gondor needs no pants!" Oh, and your entry was really interesting! Your diary is always interesting, of course, but I really liked hearing about your competitions! Congratulations!! for both orchestra and french. I'll be off now, can't wait to see ringbearers!
from iamchristian :
Oh and I was reading one of your older entries and just had to put a quote up in my profile!
from iamchristian :
You're probably right. In the past I've been able to look at a situation and think, right, though I can roughly understand this now I can't quite... get myself into the right frame of mind, but I probably will when I'm a bit older and more mature- and that has happened. Right now I'm looking at a page on arwen undomiel about Elvish. I'd love to learn it!
from iamchristian :
And in answer to your other question, I haven't read that book. But I'd be really interested to do so because this kind of thinking has been my latest philosophy venture. I've also been thinking about our diary's username and I reckon it should be one, as you said, that's clickable to lotr fans. I had a couple of cute ideas... um, taters_and_rings (lol) or hob-bitsandpieces, something like that. Ok, the other ones are much better!
from iamchristian :
Cool. I have a long weekend this weekend so even though your Sunday is (roughly) my Monday I won't be at school. Woohoo! So I'll check it out pretty much straight away. It'll be really cool. I was sitting in class thinking, can't wait to start that role playing diary! And my teacher's like, Sarah, concentrate. Hehe.
from iamchristian :
They're really good! taters.diaryland.com... ringbearers.diaryland.com... they all sound cool. I'll let you choose! Mwahahaha
from iamchristian :
And I loved your b'day essay! You're a great story-writer.
from iamchristian :
Ooh, let's do that (a two-people-run role playing diary)! And we can think up a username and everything! I get excited over little things. Now I have to go to bed and get a good night's sleep.
from iamchristian :
*Happy Birthday!!* It's incredible! (What you were talking about in your note to me) And good on ya, for converting others to our side! Woohoo! I was thinking, as I was watching the oscars and Fran, PJ and others were thanking J.R.R. Tolkien in their acceptance speeches, how much he is revered as an almost god-like figure! Okay, now with role playing diaries... would you be able to do the layout design? I'm hopeless at stuff like that. It's 9:18 so I'd better do a bit of homework. See ya! Love Sarah
from iamchristian :
Those characters are good ideas! Yeah... I reckon we should be bad. That would cool. Anyway... I'm really confused. Everyone's talking about the oscars but tonight the academy awards are on. I don't understand. *looks befuzzled* okay, my bro just came in to tell me LOTR won 11 oscars. woohoo!! must go celebrate in diary.
from iamchristian :
Of course- the role playing diaries!! Now being females we're going to have a limited choice of Tolkien characters, lol. Well, we don't necessarily have to be females. Okay, here are a couple of suggestions... Treebeard? Umm... Shadowfax? lol. I'm trying to be original here. I'll get back to you when I think of more. Laderz!
from snoopy-9487 :
I see your slowly starting to take over dland too, huh? Anyhow, thanks for hosting the image again but that is not why I am writing. I am here to taunt. Someone has a birthday on Tuesday if I'm not mistaken and I know what I got her. You don't. Mwahahaha. I felt like being evil. March 12 and and 19 are going to be great days. Anyhow, I'm slacking off again. I need to be going. One last thing, I know what I got for your b-day.
from iamchristian :
Wow- that's so cool you got Debra Messing's bracelet!! Here's a brief rundown of my workload, which is not as bad as yours at the moment: a history writing task on the political system of ancient Rome, lots of questions about the book I'm reading in English (a set of questions for each chapter, each set taking about half an hour- but I only have to complete up to chap. 7 for monday), I have to make a solar hot water heater for science, and then lots of music theory. Because I missed maths on Friday thanks to a cross campus day I actually have no maths homework!! The annoying thing is I have fill out a million forms and make a ton of phone calls about community service, exchange programs, getting a job etc.... lol, you totally didn't have to hear all this! I'm going to go have chocolate hot cross buns for breakfast. Mmm, chocolate....
from smeagol123 :
Kid, keep the LOTR goin' and thanks for the note!
from iamchristian :
ohh... Amanda. You poor thing. I know how you feel though in the past couple of days I've enjoyed a temporary lull in homework, which is handy because my piano teacher just told me that I have to sit a music theory exam in a month! But anyway. You're going to be really proud of yourself when you finally get a break... and look back over the work you've done! Take it easy! Love Sarah
from playgurl1006 :
Okay, just a quick question. How do I download the 'Still Only Human' template from the LOTR website and then upload it again for diaryland. If you would leave me a note that would be wonderful or you could emial me at Playgurl1006@hotmail.com. ~*Ashlee*~
from iamchristian :
lol. My wacky friend told me that fact about england. I officially shift all blame to her! I'm happy the weekend is here. :) :)
from iamchristian :
There's nothing wrong with red hair!! I think red hair is beautiful and I'm jealous of anyone who has it. If you mean about how we bag our science teacher about her hair, that's because it used to be, like, fluro orange. So I hope I didn't offend you! I love red hair ;)
from iamchristian :
You're right about the whole dramatic/comedy movies to do with acting awards. I just think Johnny Depp's so brilliant in the way he creates his characters and makes them so likeable. For eg in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (we're watching that in PD tomorrow! Yay!) he's just this ordinary guy, but he manages to transform his character into something with... depth of spirit. And yes, he's disturbingly sexy for a 40 year old. At least Elijah Wood is only 23! Have I ever told you that I'm unhealthily obsessed with your layout? And should we still start role-playing diaries? Hehehe, best be off now love Sarah xoxo
from iamchristian :
I'm not just messing around, or being polite, when I said I like your painting. Either your art teacher has bad taste or has no eyeballs. Gotta go~!
from snoopy-9487 :
Do you want to know what I honestly think? You sure. It is *really* pretty and it makes me wish that I actually had talent. Where as you do and as I've said before, you will be going places one day. Who knows where but you're going places. Don't forget to rule with an iron/ steel fist.
from iamchristian :
Woooooww! I love that painting! You're very good. I'm sure Johnny would love it if a 17-year-old came up to him! If you see him, tell me!
from iamchristian :
I'm excited!! I luuuurve Johnny Depp, he's like an honorary LOTR cast member in my books!! And he's the least big-headed out of all the stars I've ever read interviews with. In the article that was THROWN OUT, he said he loved it when kids came up to him and said "Hey, you're Jack Sparrow!" I thought that was cool. Agh... have much homework. Gotta go. Love Sarah
from snoopy-9487 :
"There once was man from Peru Who dreamed he was eating his shoe He woke with a fright In the middle of the night To find his dream had come true." Welcome back... Mr. Anderson. Mwahahaha. We're not here because we're free, we're here because we're not free. There's no escaping reason, no denying purpose - because as we both know, without purpose, we would not exist. I'm bored. Thought I would say hi. Hi.
from iamchristian :
It was a bit... disappointing. She's always so unreliable. One time she was one and a half hours late but luckily i was with another friend. Oh and today my grandma threw out a newspaper article about johnny depp! noooo!
from iamchristian :
Lol! Mad idea! Oh no wait... I have it! I could be Goldberry! You know jack all about her so you can make up heaps! Or... the evil willow in the Old Forest! So many to choose from....
from iamchristian :
Rosie would be cool... I'd love to marry Sam. And I'd love to be an Elf. Too many cool characters, too hard to decide!
from iamchristian :
You're right about the Frodo-innocence thing. But I can always dream! What about Merry... does he have to stay innocent? Can I marry him? Hope you get better soon (or stay sick and miss school... whichever is better!)
from iamchristian :
Hey! Houses ARE pretty cool! Roughly once a week you get out of class for an hour for "house assembly" in which we often just play games, which is also cool! Now I'm off to read your "pointless note" (I saw you left it for me when I read your diary). Oh and also- I forgot to note you yesterday- a roleplay diary would be pretty cool! Bags being Mrs Frodo!!
from snoopy-9487 :
Settle down or better yet, please don't bit off my head. Your paper was the last one I did and the others were, how should I say poor? My brain was dulled and I have been sick and tired. Forgive me. And don't worry about cursing me. I got a C on a history test (which is bad), I forgot to turn in a paper, I have a C in Chemistry, and um... oh yes. I've been in a creative slump for the past two weeks. That and I'm getting sick. So don't even begin talk about cursing me-- the spirits don't like me. My creativity is at an all time low. You have no effect over me! But now that I rethink it, I should have gave you a nine for your's was the best out of all I read. Make you feel better? I know for a fact that you will be going places one day and those places are up. Don't forget to mention the little people in your oscar speeches.
from hobbitchick4 :
I saw your comment in my notes, and thanks mate! I love your diary too! Finally, someone who talks as much as I do. ;) :D
from iamchristian :
Thank you so much for the card! It really made my day. Please never change your layout. ;) Love Sarah
from iamchristian :
Yours is the first and i think only diary my name has been mentioned in. yaaay!! and i said i'd get around to updating my cast list but it hasnt happened yet... but it will! i spend too much time on diaryland. lol. gotta go do an impossible maths assignment. :( *shudder*
from iamchristian :
Your note made me laugh and smile. Thank you! You are a good friend ;)
from iamchristian :
ohhh *sigh* i LOOOOOVE that line from ROTK. Wish I looked like an Elf (actually wish i WAS an Elf), though my faves are probably also the hobbits. ok, i prrrromise i will stop writing these rediculously pointless notes. sorry. im going now. okay. sorry again! bye!
from snoopy-9487 :
No, not really. I had to delete mine earlier because somehow, my page didn't look right... something was wrong with my text on the side and other places. Until I figure it out, they're going to stay down. I can't focus. What day is it? And I shall be superior with knowing Mt. Evervast is in Nepal. Did I spell Evervast correctly?
from iamchristian :
thanks amanda! i'll be updating my cast list soon... maybe on the weekend... i have so much homework :( are you really related to all those people? mad. talk later!
from xo0xtinax0ox :
Hey! I was just browsing thru diaries and I found yours. Its awesome! It took my computer awhile to load your diary layout and when I saw it my heart jumped! Elijah Wood is my favorite actor of all time. I love the layout and your diary!
from iamchristian :
Me again! I was stoked to see my name in your diary. I was so excited I actually got up out of my chair and did a lap of my bedroom, lol. Thank you :) Love Sarah
from iamchristian :
And yes! I know what you mean about seperation anxiety from books! I'm reading the Fellowship again at the moment, and I'm still at the part where it's just the hobbits, and I love it so much and don't want it to end though at the same time I want to get to the other characters and places... yes, life CAN be really hard even when it's just concerning the so-called small things. Totally agree. Now I'd really better go to dinner, lol.
from iamchristian :
I'm not talented... just indecisive, lol. Thanks for your comments about my poem. Yep, all C strings on the harp are red and F strings are black, so you don't get lost. Well there are probably differences between harps but I'm not sure, lol. Anyway, cello is beautiful and it's always an asset to be able to play the guitar. Gotta go have dinner! hehe Love Sarah
from iamchristian :
I actually don't play the viola anymore :(, well at least, not at the moment. I've played quite a few musical instruments and have had to make some hard choices, but I've finally cut them down to the two I currently play: piano and harp. Those things you said about space travel were also really interesting... I had no idea. And- OH MY GOSH! I was wickedly happy to see Cold Mountain flunk as well!!! Mwahahahaha! And I agree, Nicole's dress looked pretty cool... though my friends hated it. Not that I'd wear it, though... wouldn't have the confidence. Better go use the last day of my holidays *sob* wisely! Love Sarah
from iamchristian :
oh... my... *faints* ... that is one hot layout! it's beautiful! thats so cool you play cello... how long have you been playing? drop me a line sometime. love sarah
from elijah1981 :
Thanks for your comment on my layout! Lol I loved that episode of SNL...
from this-emotion :
hi amanda. i like your layout. chyeah. <3
from elijah1981 :
I love your layout!
from snoopy-9487 :
I accept ye duel! Though I must question, what is the point. It is obivious who is going to win. You are dicator of the universe... you'll win naturally. But Elijah Wood againist Orli? Let the duel begin... mwahahaha! ~Kelly
from snoopy-9487 :
Is that a new layout I see? I am not quite sure because I really can't focus. Yeah, its a new layout. Quite nice, Amanda. Happy New Year. ~kelly
from dashrendar :
u might wan to see if there is a "hold" button on ur cd player and that its not on. check that its happened to me before.
from snoopy-9487 :
I'm glad you are enjoying your Frodo action figure. He looks so pained. Hahaha. He's a funny looking action figure. Merry Christmas.
from snoopy-9487 :
It is 1:37 am on ROTK premiere day. I am so sad for being up this early. I feel like crap for my sinuses are just drip, drip, drip and it is very painful. I had trouble sleeping. Still sad. Being frugal is never a bad thing; it is just being practical, I think. I’m not really sure. Good day or morning. You pick. It is now 1:40 am on ROTK premiere day.
from piecesof8 :
Hi there, this is your piratey mate, Michael from Pieces of Eight. I've organised a caption contest with a spiffy reward - to participate, go to http://piecesof8.diaryland.com/contest.html and check it out!
from piecesof8 :
Your membership has been accepted. Thank you for joining.
from piecesof8 :
Hi there, this is Pieces of Eight, a new fanlisting for avid Pirates of the Caribbean fans. Would you care to join? Please check it out!
from snoopy-9487 :
Ah! Your new layout rocks! Go Lord of the Rings. December 17th is almost here. I cannot feel my feet. That sucks. I must go.
from dashrendar :
hey if ya got a extra kilt ill be very happy to wear it on the last day of school. well im off to the ple come to one of the shows keep me company. <Me>
from camel-toes :
Manda! How could you do that to poor Frodo and Aragorn?! I am going to have nightmares! *involentary shudder* Hahaha, but gay men are funny, you've got to admit...
from misspinkkate :
Come take the new survey just for "Queer Eye" fans, fab5fans, created by me!
from snoopy-9487 :
And it is fixed! Tada! Behold! --ah, you get it. Behold the mighty Jack Sparrow picture once again.
from snoopy-9487 :
wonderful essay on "metamorphsisk." i honestly think kafka was high on something... wonder of what though? no matter. okay. now i must update my diary. its been so long! adios.
from cdghost :
i am glad i did not go away and read this..some good stuff
from dashrendar :
*hug* we missed u at lunch today :( we where wondering where u were. hope u feel better.
from manda2247 :
Great diary. You really open up! hehe Name your guitar Kermie cuz Miss Piggy loves her Kermie! And, HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY. there, at least someone remembered for this year! =) Have fun!
from dashrendar :
fav muppet? hard on so many to pick from. hmm beeker was cool, so was gonzo, and of course kermit, and fonzy, the old guys, but ill have to go with beeker. tall and geeky just like me!! <Dash>
from dashrendar :
hmmm is wood gay? hmm very hard to say this is. is a a good looking man(and saying that does not make me gay) but i do think he "explored" a bit with his fellow hobbits. peant butter. there both good. its peants that have been buttered whats not to like? <Alex>
from megl42 :
Welcome to the QEftSG ring! Cheers Queers!
from laurelote :
Hi! Thanks for joining my (Captain!) Jack Sparrow diaryring, mate! :-D Guess what, I was born on the Ides of March... woohoo... you probably didn't need to know that... hehe.
from poppyfish :
Thanks so much for joining the Jack Sparrow webring! Yo ho, and all that!
from poppyfish :
Right, you have a splendid layout. I miss my own Sparrow layout. Anyway, just wondering if you'd like to join my ring ... to Capt. Sparrow! You get a sexy little graphic and everything. ;) http://members.diaryland.com/edit/rings.phtml?ring=jacksparrow
from snoopy-9487 :
Ah! I never leave notes. I think my pinky finger wants to bleed but doesn't have the heart from playing the guitar. Hahaha. I felt like saying hi! So, um... what was I going to say? Hello! Okay, yeah. I should be going now.
from camel-toes :
Hey! I love reding about yor life! I think you and I are kindred spirits! We seem very simliar to me! Come and read mine sometime, or add me to ur MSN therocketdog@hotmail.com I think we'd get along famously!

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