Everybody Loves Raymond Marathon

Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 9:52 AM | Filed under ,

Garth took the computer chair (he probably slept in it overnight) and I don't want to make him move...so I'm sitting in this hard dining table chair. It's not nearly as comfortable. Darn kitty, give me back the chair!

I recorded the entire Everybody Loves Raymond marathon. It took 2 video tapes. I shall watch it whenever I need to.

I think we're going to put the Christmas tree up today. I'll put pictures up when I get the opportunity. I made a chain out of red, white, and green construction paper. It's a Christmas decoration. It pretty. I put it up on the walls. It completely goes around the living room, and goes into the dining room a little. I made too much. I made it all during the ELR marathon.

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 10:52 AM | Filed under

Today is Thanksgiving. Yep.

Today is also the 8-hour Everybody Loves Raymond marathon. I really like this show.

Shenehneh will want turkey, but Garth doesn't like it. I'll give him some tuna.

Recent Happenings

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 2:31 PM

I went to Emily's birthday party last Friday. It was fun, especially when we dressed Katie up in toilet paper. We obviously got last place. We got a trophy (toilet paper tube with "Most Creative" written on it). Katie and I promised to pass the trophy back and forth every Monday as a challenge to see if we could do it, but I forgot to take it on Monday, so I immediately blew the challenge.

I went to play broomball with Katie again. Our team won! At half-time, it was 3-2, then we won with 5-2! Then we watched Elf. I had already seen it. I liked the nacho cheese bean dip stuff. It was good. Oh, that was dinner. The flyer said it ended at 11 PM, but it really ended at 10, so they told us all to call home and leave.

The Nintendo DS sales started Sunday. I want one, but all they have now is the silver color. I want cobalt! Cobalt doesn't come out until May! I don't want to wait that long! I guess I'll settle with silver, or "platinum," as they call it.

The new Simpsons episode on Sunday was funny. I liked the part where Ralph ran in circles going "duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck" until Bart yelled at him. That was funny.

I was watching ELR yesterday on TBS, and was shocked to find out that on Thanksgiving, after noon, there is going to be an Everybody Loves Raymond marathon! All day!!!!! I'm so gonna record all of it.

Tomorrow is Wednesday. After that, it's Thanksgiving, and the start of another 4-DAY WEEKEND!

Mutilated Family

Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 4:41 PM | Filed under ,

I got Mario POWER Tennis yesterday. It's awesome. I already unlocked four characters! I like Koopa Troopa. In the N64 version, I chose Paratroopa every time, but he wasn't available at first. I like Koopa Troopa's defensive power shot. It's swirly!

Guess what. I just finished an entire candy cane without it breaking! Ususally always when I eat a candy cane, it breaks. It's always so frustrating. I took care with this last candy cane to make sure it wouldn't break.

So on The Sims, last time Michelle was here, Michelle asked one of Stephanie's Sims to move in to her house. Some time after, Stephanie was upset that one of her Sims was taken from her house, so I told her to just have one of her Sims ask the other Sim to move back. And guess what she did. She asked that Sim, and another Sim from Michelle's house to move in. So great. Now all Michelle has is a teenager. The teenager can't ask anyone to move in, and nobody from Stephanie's house can ask the teenager to move in. I think Stephanie mutilated Michelle's family. I don't know what I can do to fix this.

If the Earth Suddenly Stopped Spinning

Sunday, November 7, 2004 at 12:24 AM | Filed under , ,

Today at the blood center, it was really boring. I probably waited on fewer than half-a-dozen people. What a slow day. I only brought my Calculus homework—after I finished that, there was nothing to read but the boring magazines in the waiting room...

The fire alarm went off again on Friday during school. This time, instead of first period, it happened during my lunch time. Now, since, like I've said, my friends and I eat lunch apart from the other students, we didn't know exactly where to go. We ended up standing in the parking lot while the fire department came to assess the fire. I was glad I brought my coat. It turns out that there actually was no fire. One of the smoke detectors was malfunctioning. The schedule was not changed. I suppose this fire had very little effect on the rest of my day. Still, it was something I thought I should bring up.

In Calculus, Mr. Worster and Aaron have been talking about this question: "What if the earth suddenly stopped rotating about its axis?" We've worked this out: If the earth suddenly quit spinning, there would be tremendous jerk. People would be snapped 6 miles into the east at about 1000 mph. I think this would all be in fewer than 30 seconds, too. Not sure. It would be quite disastrous. So we're talking astrophysics in math class... Math class is never boring.

Today (well, technically, it's barely after midnight on Sunday, but I mean Saturday morning), Kevin came over, and we all left to see friends performing at the grand opening of the Village at the mall. I went specifically to see Megan, but alas, I didn't see her. I did, however, see Brandon B. working at Sears. It was boring because Stephanie was trying on Tolo dresses. Kevin brought his pocket PC, and we took pictures. It probably took us over 10 minutes to get out of the parking lot. Lots of cars.

Bingo Night

Friday, November 5, 2004 at 10:01 PM | Filed under ,

Well, Bingo Night at school was much more fun than I thought it was going to be. I met Tiffany there, and my mom and Tiffany's mom stayed and played Bingo too. We got there at about 6:20. The cards, which came in a set of 15 games, cost $5. Each game had three bingo cards. That's three chances per game. However, once one person wins a game, that's it. Onto the next card. This game's over. We also could buy stampers (they only had pink) to mark the bingo cards. Those were 50¢. I only needed one.

This place was official. A real light-up board with the numbers—you know what I'm talking about. There were also TV monitors at the front that displayed what number popped out of the ball thing. It was neat.

We played 10 games at first, each with special rules, like picture frame, for example, or hardway (getting a bingo without using the free space. I didn't win any of those. However, Tiffany's mom did! She told Tiffany to choose a prize from the table, and Tiffany asked me to go with her. Many of the prizes available were gift certificates to restaurants, and there were also a few Christmas decoration things. Tiffany ended up choosing a $20 off gift certificate for Anthony's seafood restaurant. Good deal.

Between the second and third games, I went to the concessions stand to buy some pizza. Mmmm. The poster said "Four kinds of pizza!" so I asked what they had. They said, "All we have is cheese, and green pepper and onion." Now, they probably thought I would have said cheese, but no! I chose "green pepper and onion", and they gave me a look that said, "you can't be serious, get the heck out of here." It was quite good. It also had mushrooms (good thing). I'll eat any pizza that doesn't have anchovies. And pineapple. What business does pineapple have on a pizza? But I digress...

After those first 10 games, and a short break, there was a special game with a special card that cost 50¢ per card. I didn't want to play that. I think I thought the prize wasn't fun enough or something. So while I wasn't playing, and everyone else was, there were some children behind me roughhousing. Apparently, a boy had this one girl's shoe, and she was trying to get it back. I said, "Why do you want her shoe?" And then the boy told me it wasn't a her—it was his brother. Whoops. The long hair threw me off. I was upset at them because they had already won a big bag of Twix candies, my favorite candy next to Kit Kats.

After the special game, we played five more games with varying rules like before. Of course, I lost all those games, too. It was funny. When somebody yelled "Bingo!", everyone (not me, or anyone else I was with) would boo or just plain be poor sports. Gone are the carefree Bingo games.

After that, they were going to have another special game. "The BIG Blackout". Ooooh hoo hoo! I bought two cards, each at 50¢. They announced the prize we were playing for, a year supply of Starbucks or something, and Mom bought four cards because she really wanted to win it. She gave me one of her cards. It was hard keeping track of 9 bingo cards at once.

I never won. Mom didn't win either. What a letdown. You could tell the air was tense with excitement. Someone yelled "Bingo!" and everyone, even me, moaned. Then she said okay, we'll continue this game for a second prize. She pulled a number, and someone immediately said "Bingo!" Everyone moaned, except this time, they were just plain upset. That was it. Game over, dudes.

Aww... too bad. After this, while the woman was reading some raffle ticket numbers (we didn't win any raffles, either), the boy who was at the table behind us was talking to me. "What grade are you?" "11! What grade are you?" "1. Guess how old I am." I guessed 7. "No, 6." "Oh. Well, I was close, wasn't I?" "Nope." "Oh." Then I was walking to the trash can to throw away the plate my pizza was on, and as I was returning to Mom at the table, the boy gave me one of his Twixs. "Oh, thank you," I said. So, YES! I got a Twix.

We left. Mom was disappointed that she won nothing. I've yet to eat the Twix, but maybe in a minute. Probably right after I type this weblog. Or maybe I'll give it to Mom.

Moo Pumpkin

Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at 9:13 PM | Filed under , ,

Driving School: ARRRGH! Today, in driving school at Sears, Mr. Norris put us into groups to do a test about subhabits and crash analysis. And guess what. My group was useless! No help at all! So I ended up doing it all by myself. Then I got upset when the one guy asked me for my answers. It only got worse as Mr. Norris repeatedly said, "Think hard, write fast," repeatedly while we were working. I did well on the test. Regardless, I was in a real bad mood afterwards.

I learned that Brandon B. works at Sears. I didn't have an opportunity to find him today. Maybe Thursday. Oh, and Natalie works there too. I remember her a little from middle school.

I had a very happy Halloween. On Saturday night, Kevin, Carla, and I went to Spencer's Gifts to get a strobe light. We carved pumpkins on Sunday. Mine was a sad pumpkin. Kevin carved a cyclops pumpkin. Shelly made a normal happy pumpkin. Michelle carved the word "moo" in hers. I'll add pictures if anyone requests them. At the blood center, later that day, everyone was dressed up for Halloween. Nobody dressed up as Dracula. I wore my costume shirt. The creepy music was fun! The technicians brought in potluck food and it was all good.