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Sweater Diaries #9 and Lock-ins…

Today I started knitting all the way around the sweater… including the sleeves! Thanks LOTR, you made 3.5 hrs of knitting straight possible.

Eek! Almost done with the sweater!

Eek! Almost done with the sweater!

Sorry for the mess haha… I didn’t feel like cleaning up.

Today I’ve also got a church lock-in. Pretty much, 5 or so of us high schoolers from my church/friends/another church are going to spend the night in my church, watching movies (The Matrix… bring it on) and pretty much chiling out. The only sad thing is that I’m the only girl (MIMI YOU DITCHED ME 😥 )

So if you don’t hear from me tomorrow, you’ll know that I got kidnapped by those suspicious high school boys. At least I’ve got Keanu Reeves to save me, though.

Until next time, Em 🙂

even more fun facts about yours truly

These questions come from Jesse over at Hello Obsession. Enjoy!

1. What size is your bed?
Full size! I am so excited to finally get a bigger bed so that I can put a bunch of pillows on it and still sleep in it (without falling out because of the pillows)

2. What is your song of the week?
I have no idea… maybe Stay the Night by James Blunt? It’s one of my favorite songs, ever.

3. Would you bury treasure if you had some?
Funny story, when I was younger, my brother and I buried a bunch of toy cars and we never found half of them, so I guess the next owners of our house will find them someday… okay that wasn’t even a funny story… so, no I wouldn’t, because I would probably forget about it. As shown by my story.

4. Are you afraid of heights?
Not exactly. I love doing those obstacle course things in the sky, and zip lining, and rock climbing. But sometimes I feel queasy when I’m up high… I’m not scared or anything, but I have that feeling that you get when you’re on a roller coaster. Stomach in the throat thing.

5. Do you sing in the shower?
If I was to sing in the shower, animal control would probably be called – to rescue a beluga whale that washed up in my shower 😉

6. Do you believe in ghosts?
No? Honestly, if I was to believe in ghosts, then I would lead a very frightened life indeed. Every noise that my house makes when I’m home alone is super frightening, and I don’t need to throw ghosts in the mix too. But yeah, maybe.

7. What was the worst injury you had?
In fifth grade my class was playing nerf football during recess and a kid threw the football at my face (not on purpose) and my glasses broke. I guess that’s the worse.
OH, and I sprained my wrist in fifth grade, when I ran into one of those white street-sidewalk dividers when I was riding my bike home. I flew over my handlebars and I’m surprised I didn’t get hit by a car. My dad made me bike all the way home and I couldn’t brake my bike, so I flew down the hill we live on and… yeah. I don’t like biking on hills anymore.

8. Coffee or tea? why?
Coffee tastes so scrumptious – especially when I have a late curling match… and I’m suddenly great at tennis when I drink it.
Tea has so many flavors… like Chai Tea Lattes, Dublin Fogs, Market Spice Cinnamon-Orange (so delicious… *faint*), etc.
I like tea when I want something sweet/fruity flavored, and coffee, anytime else.
Also, I love drinking hot cocoa and coffee mixed :3

9. Are you patient?

10. What was the last text message you sent?
“Aw 😦 How long is it?” – Lana had a 4 hour ballet rehearsal

11. What do you want for your first tattoo/what was your first tattoo?
If I ever met Chris Pine, I would have him sign my arm and then get a tattoo of it.

Or a mustache on my finger, so I could do this:

Until next time, Em 🙂


So I totally didn’t just ditch my homework to go watch Pitch Perfect with my family… erm


It felt like it lasted FOREVER. Like I was actually in the movie. Which is pretty awesome.

Also, Jesse in the movie? Skylar Astin? Drool.

Every time he came on screen I couldn’t help but smile.

You know that actor that when you see his face, you just smile?


Until next time, Em 🙂

Has this happened to anyone else?! Because I am so freaked out right now…

Curling camp… 12 hours straight (with lunch break) of curling… I can barely walk right now.

I’m pretty much blind also because some people have really bright headlights and they drive like right next to me because there isn’t any divider on the road (yes I’m aware that I make no sense).

Oh and I just saw like… three dopplegangers. Why are Canadian people so good looking (at least the ones that came to camp) and so accent-y and awesome?!

First doppleganger: Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Okay, so not even funny. The kid from camp looks just like this angelic looking man.

Second doppleganger: Ricky Ullman from Phil of the Future (please tell me I’m not the only one that loves this show). I saw two guys that look just like him, and they’re not even related. Ohemgee.

Third doppleganger: Tom Daley… ’nuff said.

So I actually have more to say, besides my story about all the Canadian celebrity look alikes… and this part is actually really weird/creepy…

So I met this kid at camp when I was 10, and we emailed back and forth once in a while, and we’re friends on Facebook, etc. And today I met this kid who has the SAME EXACT name as him, and looks JUST LIKE HIM. I’m not sure if it actually is the kid that I met way back when, or he just looks like him and has the same name as him. I don’t really want to ask, either. But let’s just say that he is super adorable and ohmyword… yeah.

Until next time, Em 🙂

Photo a day: day 30

Day 30: Something you own that isn’t considered normal

So once upon a time my mom won tickets to see David Cook in concert. I was gonna go with her, but then she found out it was at a casino. Even though no alcohol was gonna be served, I couldn’t go. I was heartbroken. Because my mom was 2 feet away from the stage. And then everyone who went there got his autograph and had a picture taken with him. Like, really? Way to rub it in my face. But hey, my mom gave the picture to me, so it’s (almost) all good.

Until next time, Em 🙂

Looks like I’m becoming a barista!

Soon I will be achieving two things on my bucket list (actually, four, but I’ll get to the rest later)

1. Be a barista – so ever since I first walked into this cute coffee shop in my town, I decided I was going to work there. This was last summer, when I was a lowly 14 year old. Yesterday I signed up for a barista class at the teen union building in my town, where I learn how to make coffee and be a good barista or something along those lines. Finally my dream of working at that coffee shop with the super comfy couch that swallows you when you sit down will come true! And the class ends right after I turn 16!

2. Develop film in a darkroom – so this has been my dream forever. And when I was looking through the catalog of classes and programs offered in my town (the same catalog where the barista class was featured in), I found a PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS. WHERE YOU DEVELOP FILM. IN A DARK ROOM. I went on the website they listed, but sadly you couldn’t sign up. I will be checking like every three days. Anyways, here is a picture of the camera that my mom dug out of our cabinet when I asked if we had a manual or automatic camera… I was thinking of those cheap cameras that you can get developed at Walgreens or something, but this is what she pulled out. IT’S A DREAM OF MINE TO USE A MANUAL CAMERA, WITH THE MACRO TWISTY-THING. A DREAM OF MINE, I TELL YOU! This thing is from like, the 70s or 80s… and can I just say it is the most beautiful camera I have ever seen. Even though it weighs like 5 pounds. I guess that’s why they have the shoulder strap (made of real leather *faint* not the fabric ones they make now)

I’m not sure what all the switches are for, but they look AWESOME

3. Do a handstand (also ties in with Do a backflip, but first I have to Do a handstand and Do a bridge, so…) – I went to horse camp with this girl who is the state champion for Level 5 gymnastics. And she was like 12 at the time. So everyone asked her if she could do a backflip for us, and she did it amazingly. Then I asked her if she could teach me how to do one, and she taught me how to do a handstand and bridge. Now, my handstand is NOT perfect. Or even close. I either don’t get high enough or I go too far and fall straight on my back, resulting in a coughing fit that lasts for 3 minutes and a really sore back. But hey, I’m learning.

4. Learn to springboard dive – So, it’s a dream of mine to learn how to dive, ever since I saw David Boudia and Nick McCrory and Kristian Ipsen and Troy Dumais in the platform synchro and 3m synchro Olympic trials. I was instantly captivated and wanted to learn how to do it RIGHT THEN AND THERE. So when I found out there’s a team literally 5 minutes from my school (and there’s one 5 minutes from my house, but my school isn’t close to my house), I immediately started thinking about all the fun times I would have there. The team starts in January though, so that’s sad.

Until next time, Em 🙂


It’s been 4 days since the last day of band camp and I can’t believe it. I added one of my friends from camp on Facebook and we both decided that it should be longer, because how can you go to just five days of super-fun band camp?! I met two friends at camp… and one of them was a super cute guy. Since when does this happen? Never. But lo-and-behold, HE DOESN’T HAVE A FACEBOOK. I guess I’ll just have to drool over the camp pictures the band organization uploaded.

Oh my god, I just went to check if there are new pictures and there is the huge group picture…. excuse me while I make it into a poster and hang it on my wall so it’s the first thing I see every day… oh god there’s me… never mind. I was taking my hat off so it would be a better picture, why oh why do you have to use the one of me TAKING  MY HAT OFF?! I literally look like an old timey man nodding his hat to someone. Ugh. Why is everyone so picture perfect, except me? asdfjkl.

Anyways back to the Facebook-less guy I met (let’s call him Braedyn). After camp had ended and I was looking at (read: stalking) the camp pictures on Facebook, I realized that he looks sort of like Ryan Lochte. There is a strong resemblance. How did I not notice this before? They could be cousins, the resemblance is that strong!

Ryan Lochte

Anyways, as much as I’m mourning the end of band camp, I’m super excited for horse camp. Last year I met some very… interesting people there… including a guy that was very cute. Very very very cute. But still not as cute as Braedyn, asdfjkl-cute band camp guy. Plus I had loads of fun procrastinating at my APUSH homework (yes I read 1/2 the book in the two days before AP week started) and riding horses and eating a huge bag of taffy even though I had braces (and I’m totally going to do it again. Taffy rocks). Horse camp is one of my favorite weeks of the whole year (band camp is #1, no competition) and I’m super excited to go back, even if it means admitting that school is one week closer.

Awkward topic-changer…. last night (actually an hour ago, I wake up late) I had a very strange and deja-vuy dream. I was at horse camp and we were playing hide-and-seek on this huge play structure. Two of my friends and I ran to the far side of the play structure and hid. I ended up being the last person to be tagged. What was weird was that I recognized a few people doing this huge game of hide-and-seek/tag. Usually my friends aren’t in my dreams too often, and usually only one or two of my friends are in a dream together. There were about 4 people that I recognized in this dream. Anyways, I’ve actually had this dream before, but I can’t remember if I was at horse camp in that dream also. Hence the deja-vu.

Oh and I had another strange dream. I was in that sort of awake dream state where I’m almost awake but I’m still sort of asleep. My last dream was that I was driving home from band camp, and we had just pulled onto the street next to the building where it was held. At the stoplight, my dad said “oh look, there’s a kid from camp” and guess who was on his bike right next to our car? That’s right, Braedyn. I leaned out of the car window and asked him “hey do you have a Facebook” because I knew he didn’t (I must have been more awake than I thought, because I looked him up after camp had ended, so this wouldn’t be possible)… and then I woke up. Ugh.

Until next time, Em 🙂