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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Nope, nothing

Nothing worth telling about has happened lately.


That a computer program completely died and went crazy on us during a REALLY IMPORTANT PROJECT. So, we got it fixed, just a while later. Very frustrating..

This is why I don't trust computers, they turn on you.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Boo Boo

I'll make this short and quick, since I am in dire need of going to bed, despite the fact that it's so early.

I fell and twisted my arm this morning as I made contact with our tiled floor in the kitchen. I blame it on my slipper-socks, which have no grips, so when I turned a corner really fast, I slipped.

I hurt on impact, but then the pain dissolved. Later, I started to feel it a bit more, but it was easy to forget.

No, it is throbbing and the pain has started to kick in. I tried lifting a shoebox at the store up with it, and I nearly dropped everything all over the floor as we were checking out. I can wiggle it, and move it, it's just that the uncomfortable feeling inside has become noticeable, and hard to forget about.

Dad said it might be a wee little sprain, but I don't think it's that bad.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Well. Sigh.

No snow, yet, hopefully. I woke up this morning, and I rushed to the window to check to see if my backyard was white and fluffy. Disappointment overwhelmed me, but I soon got over it.

The rain was on and off, as if the skies were wringing wet clothes after every load of washing. The wind would blow the water on my face, drench my hair, and leave my books soaked and ruined.

Feel better Holly! A friend is sick at the moment.

My schedule for this weekend:


from 9:30 to 1:00, go to school to work on projects with classmates.

from 1:00 to 5:00, either shop, read, or do research report.

from 5:00 to 10:00, celebrate Amy's birthday!!!!


from 10:00 to 2:00, go to Andrea's house with other friends.

from 2:00 to 4:00, go to library with Mum and research for my report.

from 4:00 to 5:00, go shopping.


from 10:00ish to i-dont-know-when, help old elementray teacher teach students, cause my dad works there, and I don't have school.

Pretty busy weekend, I'll say.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


OMG. Right after lunch, everyone starts yelping like dogs. When my friend, Holly, and I go outside, it's HAILING! This might not sound like such a big deal, but I HAVE NEVER SEEN/EXPERIENCE HAIL IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. I have to admit, it was one of the coolest experiences I have ever had.

Also, there is a slight chance of SNOW! tomorrow!! I have only experience glacier snow, in Alaska, on a glacier. It's basically chipped up ice. I hope we have fluffiness tomorrow when I wake up, though it probably won't last long.

I know a lot of people don't like snow because of the inconvenience, but this is so new to me! I love the idea of snow. I'm sure I would get sick of it pretty soon, considering I hate the cold season. Bring snow down over here please!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Rainy Wednesday

Of course it's rainy. It's sunny California! This doesn't make much sense, right? The only way to right the wrong is to get rid of the rain. I hope the weatherman hears me so he can do some ancient voodoo to keep the rain light and friendly, if he can't banish it completely. Homework has gone down, especially since I did many assignments that were do tomorrow and Friday. I needed to catch up so I could focus on my essay.

Tal, don't listen to me. I'm just being weird. I exaggerate a wee bit on the homework. You probably have much more challenging things. I'm a wimp with homework. Classwork, I can do.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Happy Tuesday

Well, it has been an entire month and one day since we've moved. I have to admit: I'm loving every second of it. I don't care about doing and yard work; it's better than having to share the floor as someone else's ceiling. Just not cool.

Other than that, homework has put me on the naughty list, thus giving me more homework, or at least the illusion towards its true amount. I am trying to get done all of my homework that is due the rest of the week, so that way I can concentrate on my research report. I have been majorly procrastinating, putting off this homework assignment I was given Friday, that isn't due until tomorrow. Kind of sad, right? It might not be, until you hear the fact that it only has to been two paragraphs long. I don't know why I find it so difficult, but apparently my sub-conscious mind does.

I need to finish up my homework now, since I have to go earlier to school tomorrow!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Check it Out!

I made a new blog, called Ellie's Philosophical Moments. Check it out by searching for it on my profile, or going here: Enjoy!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Apple Store Enlightens My Life Again

Well, I went to the mall with my friend, Maddie, today. The first store we raced to was the Apple Store, anxious to get to the big laptops and the iphones on display. I wouldn't really want one, considering the fact that costs too much, and I don't really need it...but it is just fun to play around with. We spent forever there, and I had an awesome time(At the Apple Store, I mean). I even check my e-mail and found this blog address from their ipod touch gadgets. I was beaming in a crowd of other techno people. It was seriously mesmerizing to play with those things.

Just had to share it with people.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Trying To Keep A Promise I am. Taking a break from my studying to post tonight. I have an English exam tomorrow, that isn't looking so good right now. Hopefully, if I really concentrate later, I will be able to focus and retain the material I am reading.

Hopefully you've heard of Stephenie Meyer, Twilight series author. If you haven't, look. her. up.

I am reading the second, New Moon, and it is super delicious. I love it. Teen vampire romances are the best. Thanks to Rachel for being the first to have a HUGE craze on Twilight(who also let me borrow Twilight a while back), which got everyone else reading, and thank to Andrea for lending me her copy. Thanks to Juliette in advance for letting me borrow the third book. Thanks once again, to all of my friends because these books are super good! Recommendable to all teens. It's strangely addicting. I've got a lot of thanks going around tonight.

Reminder: I still LOVE LOVE LOVE The Golden Compass(and Charlotte's Web.) That shall always be true. I'm going through a Twilight phase at the moment.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sigh II abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

Well, posting hasn't been an option lately. I have been head over heels in homework, though I know I shouldn't complain because it will only get much worse from here. Honestly, I just haven't felt like posting, though. It's quite a weird sensation. I like checking my email, but I have lost my Internet connection on and off. My fingers ache every time I type. I'll try my best to keep up with posting and updating. Keep in mind that posts might not be so long.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Well, as I predicted, Mum had to pick up take-out after her work ended. Once we all finished dinner, we drove down to a supplies store and bought a stove! Cool, huh? The one we already had was much older than I am now!
Our new one is flat on the top, and no longer has any of those spill-bowl thingies, or those spiral thingies that turn red when they are heated up. It is stone black and looks excellent.
The only bad part about it is that it was a open item, so it was marked down on the price. Of course, there was nothing wrong with it, it was just a returned product. So then, we had to have delivery come and store it for us until Tuesday, because that is the next time that they are available. Until then, we should be good sorting things out.

Also, we finally got some POURING last night, so we can get some water down here.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Wow, Wow, Wow

Once again, never mind. Turns out that our stove is just not working at all. Gee, I wonder what we're having for dinner. Since we can't have anything that requires cooking. We can't keep on ordering pizza, or going out to dinner, or having take-out. Money doesn't appear from thin air.

Any advice?


Ha Ha Ha, Never Mind.

I woke up, and Dad was saying that he was going to get the old manager from our old apartments to come on over and see if he could fix our lack-of-power situation. We had grown very close to him in the time we've both been there.

I was still in my room, I hardly noticed it when they were both by the fuse box(Dad found it in the back of the house) tinkering around with it. Apparently it is an old one, different from the type they have now.

After a while, we learned that all we needed to do was push the button that was forced out a little bit farther than the others, because that is what happens when circuits are blown, I guess.

Not a problem. Everything is back and running. I even tested all of the outlets to make sure by plugging in a mini nightlight in each one. Nice and simple, yet it works.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

So.....Electricity..Outlets...Blah blah blah

Well, well, well. More to add to the "house list". Every single outlet inside our kitchen/dining room area has failed to work for us. That includes our toaster, microwave, rice cooker, stove, oven, coffee maker, most used on a daily basis. When I tried refilling my water bottle, we discovered that the refrigerator doesn't work, either. We really need to get things straightened out, because we can't cook at the moment, and our food would be spoiled, anyways. It already ruined our spaghetti dreams tonight. We had to go out and order pizza. We can't even find the fuse box, either.

One last thing, we can't contact the man who is renting it to us because we can't get a hold of him! Mum left him a message, and we knew he went out of the country over the winter. We just don't know exactly when he gets back. yeah.....

Wish us luck for the next week, I think we'll need it.

It's Official: We're Totally Moved Out

After we moved on the 21st, we were still going back and forth between the house and the apartment, doing some last-minute cleaning and bringing over things we might not have loaded up yet. On New Year's Day, we even had our "mega-clean up". So, we weren't completely moved. That one day was just to get our big things out(beds, refrigerator, sofa, entertainment centers, etc.), so we would be able to sleep in the new home. We still had a lot of things over at the apartment.

Today, we finally did it: we said our last good-byes. I'm not that good at saying so long...forever. I like to dwell on the last minute. The week before the move, I was always saying "here's my last Monday". The next day Tuesday, then Wednesday, and so on. I even said, my last weekend, my last time I would wake up in this bed, on this day, in this apartment. I was going crazy the week before. I even do that before vacations. But, I wouldn't be returning this time.

Anyways, back to saying good-bye:

Dad drove us over to my Mum's work to get the second house key(my Mum had one, and my Dad had one), and the mail key. Three keys altogether. Then he drove us over to the rental office for the apartments and chatted with the manager for a while, as we settled all last deals: giving a forwarding address, paying the last rent, collecting our files, all that good stuff. Once we drove out of the parking lot, that place was history. I once lived in a two bedroom apartment in that same complex since I was only a few months old, new to America. Once I grew a little bit older(like 6, 7, or 8 years of age), we moved to a different apartment(same complex), with three bedrooms. So, for as long as I have lived, I have been occupying my time in an apartment. Now that things are different, I can move on from my "I want a house" phase.

Just had to share my farewells with you.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Thanks Everyone

Wow, I shouldn't be complaining. Thanks for the heads up, Tal. I didn't even realize that there were other school schedules besides mine. Also...MISS YOU AMY!

Please ignore that post before, I was just upset..very VERY upset. Things haven't gotten much better, but HEY! It hasn't gotten any worse!

This is a very short post, but I haven't much to say.(does this even make sense?)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

So...This Is The New Year?

I woke up, had a breakfast that was quick and quiet with my family. The second we were finished, we all dressed in rags to go over to the old apartment to clean up. From 11:00 am. to 6:00 pm, we all had to go back and forth upstairs, and down crouching on the mold-infested floor to clean up that awful apartment. I felt suffocated with the fumes of cleaner. My parents had to move our sofa down the staircase..NOT GOOD. They nearly let go of it when they were going downstairs and sent Mum flying. Luckily, we had our neighbor open the door to find us there in need, so she assisted my parents. Later, we found out that Dad had thrown out his back during the move.

Mum was sick and blowing her nose constantly, yet we were all down on our knees.

I got to take a shower after, yet it was rushed and uncomfortable.

I was relieved when my parents were going to treat us all out to dinner, until dinner was spoiled. The one meal that Dad had been looking forward to ever since it was being advertised, one of the sole reasons for us going over there, was all gone. He said that if he had known that before, we all would have walked right out of that place. Then, the waiter comes back to tell me that they ran out of cornbread and they could give me garlic instead. Who was I to say no? The bread didn't taste so good. We didn't even get the pie were thinking about, which looked so good, yet too sweet for me.

I would like to have friends over, but we are just not ready for company, and it will apparently rain, which would trap us inside the house, anyways.

My life at the moment really sucks. It really does. Finally, when I am feeling a wee bit better, I have to go to school on Monday.

Did I mention I didn't even get to watch the ball drop last night(technically this morning.)?

Hopefully everyone is having a better life than me.