This is a list of ten things you must do before summer ends:
10. See a stupid movie.
9. Go on a road trip.
8. Go to a drive in movie.
7. Go to Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun.
6. Go to the lake.
5. Get a job.
4. Go to a concert.
3. Go to a professional sporting event.
2. Eat a type of food you've never had before, ex: Indian or Korean.
1. Make a photo album of it all.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Everyone has their 15 minutes of fame. I think it's safe to say this extends to cities as well. The Kansas City area is finally getting their moments of glory. David Cook has made it to the final two for American Idol. Next Wednesday is the finale and my lucky dad "has" to go. He writes for the Star and has been covering Idol from the beginning. For some reason, he'd rather not go to the event that is bound to be full of excitement and will be worth all of the hours he has "had to sit through all the sucky performances". I offered to take his place, and he not so politely declined my offer. So, be sure to see if KC will become more famous when Cook wins Idol.
Friday, May 9, 2008
David Cook has become so popular, he is now a household name. His popularity has reached the celebs in Hollywood. In a recent interview with Lauren Conrad for Rolling Stones magazine, she said she was voting for Cook to win Idol. This morning he spoke on the Mix 93.3 and 95.7 the Vibe morning show before heading off to do his "concert" at the Kansas City Power and Light District, a concert where he only sang two songs, Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi, and a Mariah Carey song. Later on tonight he'll perform once again in Blue Springs, his hometown. Hopefully it'll last more than 20 minutes.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Prom has come and gone. Though prom was fun...afterprom was more fun. The giant blow up obstacle course however, was more painful than fun. I have a giant burn on my hip from going down the slide. One of the best part was the hypnotist show. Even though half of the people up there were faking...it was hilarious. The hypnotized people some how managed to lose their bellybuttons and one even started stripping. Overall, it was organized really well with surprisingly no cheesy decorations. I guess we'll have to see how next year's prom compares.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Once again, prom has come up on my blog. Though this time, for a different reason. Yesterday in biology, my teacher showed my class a power point on the effects of drinking and driving. It was pretty gruesome. It was something none of us wanted to see two days before prom. Then, once again, today on KLHS they showed a video of cars after being hit by drunk drivers. But that wasn't the extent of it. When I was leaving school, there was a traffic back up. One bigger than most days. Today it was because there were police officers and Rotary members handing out candy for everyone that had their seat belt buckled and organ donor cards to all that didn't then proceeded to tell us to "slow down for prom". Ok I get the idea. I get that they're trying to warn us about what can happen...but...they may've taken it too far.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Prom is a week away and many girls (me included) are frantically searching for the perfect dress and calling every nearby hair and nail salon to make last minute appointments while the guys are wracking their brains for the most origional way to ask their date to the big dance. While prom is a big deal filled with drama for everyone, I think most would agree when I say prom matters most to the girls in our school. This is a chance for us to show off how great we can look in our dream dress with freshly painted nails and toes and complicated up-do's. Prom is one of the most stressful times of the year. Teachers would back me up on this. One of my teachers was recently talking about how all of us go into prom night with our expectations set way too high, only to be let down when one minor thing goes wrong. She continued to say to remember that it's not a big of a deal as we all make it. In some ways this is true. There's no way that everything is going to be perfect. It'll be fun as long as it doesn't turn out the way it did in the "scary" movie Prom Night. So. All I have to say is: get over it if it's not the best night of your life. Life isn't a high school cliche. Besides, there's always next year.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
There are only 26 more days of school left. For me that's hard to believe. This school year has gone by the fastest it ever has. Probably because this year has been packed full of constant, non-stop school work. And if it's not school work, it some how relates to school. From the newspaper trip to Philly (one of the best trips I think I've been on) to the many hours I was stuck at forensics tournaments, I've hardly had time to pay attention to how much things have changed. I can easily say I have changed. I think everyone does when they get in to high school. All I can say is thank God this school year is almost over. There's been enough drama for two years. I think it's time for a break.