Well, Hello There.

11:06 am.

Hey guys.

So, every night before I go to bed, like actually go to sleep, I’ll turn over (I’m a side sleeper, facing the wall) and look at me alarm clock/radio/CD player’s digital clock to see at what time I’m going to sleep. Because I’m weird like that. Last night, I went to sleep at 11:42 pm. And this morning, when I finally decided to get my butt out of bed (after I’d woken up, I’d laid in bed for a little while), it was 10:54. I spent eleven hours in bed! That’s, like, a new record for me or something. I usually get up at a reasonable time. For at least the first week of Summer Vacation (today marks a fortnight), I would get out of bed around 7:13 am every day, and get showered and dressed. But today, I let myself sleep in a bit.

Okay, I don’t really know why I just blathered about my sleeping habits to you guys for an entire paragraph. Hm. Anyway, last night, my family and I watched the original Poltergeist movie. (I don’t know if there’s a remake of it; I just wanted to make it clear that it was the old one.) I suppose my favourite part was when all the coffins came popping out of the ground. There are quite a bit of things in that movie which have been referenced in popular culture over the years. For example, when little Carol Ann says about the ‘TV People’, “They’re he-re”. Also, “Don’t go into the light!” And, the stretching hallway with the door at the end, making it seem like the door is growing further and further away. Actually, I think that one was in some episode of Spongebob or other. (What can I say? We Millennials know our Spongebob.)

On another subject, my best friend is currently in Germany. She’s going to be there for five weeks. Well, she’s been there a week already, so four more weeks. Her time is six hours ahead of me. So, when I woke up, her day was already mostly over (five pm).

And, you know what’s troubling me? She sent me a letter (that’s our thing- we send each other real, live letters. We’re pretty much single-handedly keeping the postal service from becoming obsolete. (that was a joke.)) She left on the 17th, which was a week ago yesterday, and she sent it from the U.S.A. before leaving. I think her plane took off from Detroit (or in any case, from downstate), and usually it only takes about three to four days for mail to get from downstate to where I am, just under the pinkie (we’re talking Michigan, here). So, I’m worried it go lost in the mail or something.

You know what? This particular instance of blogging makes me feel like last summer. At this point last summer, I had (wait for it) only four posts. Now I have (I think) one hundred and nineteen. Wow.


So Blue

10:28 am.


For the past couple days, the sky has been exceedingly clear and blue. Seriously, where are the clouds? (That little blip is the trail of a jet.) It doesn’t even look real. I like it, though.

Hm, Recycling?

9:44 am.

Have you guys seen a trailer for Johnny Depp’s new movie, The Lone Ranger? And if you have, are you thinking the same thing as I am?



That, minus the bird, it’s pretty close to his Pirates costume?




Maybe it’s just me. But, just thought I’d point that out 🙂

Regardless, I still love ‘im 😀


1:03 pm.

Today was the last day of school (half day), and my blog’s one-year birthday, so the snails came out this morning ot celebrate with us! Isn’t that sweet?





Thank you so much, everyone who has been a part of making this blog of mine a lovely thing (to me, anyway).

I had an ice cream cone when I came home from school.

No more school!

Once I have fully recovered from Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus class, I will make a large Pascal’s Triangle. By the way, I passed my trig exam! Yay me! And, I passed all my other classes’ exams with flying colours. I was only really worried about trig, but I passed, so hooray.

These thoughts are becoming increasingly disorganised, so I think I better leave it at the. Love you guys.

First of June

7:50 pm.

Can you guys believe that it is already June?? I mean, I know May always passes at high speed, but it’s June! And all you schoolchildren out there know what that means…the last day of school is just around the corner! Hooray!

Once school’s out, I’ll be able to go to the beach, go to the library, read, write, BLOG, take photos, hang out with friends, all the time. I’ll even probably paint some. Oh, and garage sales! I love ’em, you never know what kind of treasure you could find.

Before school gets out, though, I have to write my research paper for English class (I’ll need to work on that tomorrow…), and take all of my exams.

But, hey, the last day of school is the eleventh…so you know what that means! The eleventh is the one-year anniversary of my blog! In ten days! Wowzers! I can’t believe it’s been almost a year already. It’s so nice to see in my archives list all the months between June 2012 and June 2013. And, I couldn’t do it without all you guys. All your likes, your comments, your follows…thanks so much. They’ve fueled my continuation of blogging. My blog has evolved so much. I’ve made 115 posts (I think that’s the number, anyway), I’ve shared my life, I’ve won some awards along the way, and I’ve met lots of lovely people. I realise I should probably be saying all this in the eleventh, but  just wanted to say it. So, thank you, everyone who has ever looked at my blog. Thanks for being a part of this.

Asylum Photos

6:10 pm.

On Monday, we went to the Old State Hospital. This is one of my favourite things about Traverse City; it’s an old mental asylum, established in 1885 under the premise of “beauty is therapy”. It was shut down in 1989, and fell into a state of disrepair until recently; a few of the buildings have been restored already, and more have been bought, with the intentions to restore them and preserve the history. You can read more about the place here.

While I was there on Monday evening, I took over 300 photos. I have since sorted through and edited them, and I was able to narrow it down to twenty-three favourites. And, here they are:


























(note: all photos of the insides of the buildings were taken through broken windows. No trespassing occurred 🙂 )




The End.

1:08 pm.

It’s coming. We have only eleven (!) days of school left. Yesterday, we got our yearbooks, always the true sign that the school year is drawing a close. Yesterday was also the seniors’ last day of school (they always get out a couple weeks before the rest of us). It’s odd; the last class between my sister and her graduation from high school is now gone. Crazy!

Our lilacs are in bloom, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The trees are all green with leaves. However, it’s unseasonably cold; yesterday, it was in the 50s! Today it’s in the 60s, but still, usually we are in the 70s at least. (These are degrees in Fahrenheit; I’ve just realised that you guys may not have gotten that, most of you being European, and America being one of the only countries not in Celsius.)

So, what else is new? My orchestra concerts went well (both of them), and so did the AP World History exam.

Oh, and I have a couple photos:





I don’t Know which marble photo I prefer. Let me know what you guys think (if you have any opinion on the matter). 🙂

So Yeah.

6:56 pm.

Hello all. Sorry for my sparse posts; you see, the AP exam for my AP World History class is in a week from today, and my Honors English class research paper is just getting into full swing, not to mention that May is the Month of An Event Every Other Night. So, I’ve not had much time left on my hands to to fun things, like read and blog and pet my cats (that last one was a joke).

In any case, I took this photo this morning before heading off to school. I Rather Like it.IMG_3390-001