Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Conversation With Wills:
Zakolita: this is Jacquie
Zakolita: what's up?
(waits forever while threatining Steph I'm going to curse him off, IM style.)
4:29 PM | Jacquie |
Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Today I had to go to Camp Career at the Bucks County Community College. My aunt suggested it (as always) and it sounded good because honestly, I have no frigging clue what I want to do when I get out of high school (and most likely college). I knew it would be interesting to meet people my age and get some ideas as to what careers would suit my interests and personality. But, I did not expect it to be as FUN as it was! In the morning when I arrived, I found someone from Holicong who is going to CB East like me. She said "I'm scared of the Tamanend people. No offense, I bet they are great people, but I don't know them." or something like that. Hey, I'm scared of the Holicong-ers, but I guess once I get to know them, it will be A-OK! *wink and thumbs up*
In the morning, we did a couple of "icebreaking" activities, and they were really fun, and hard! I became comfortable with the group within an hour, and I was acting like my usual "outgoing" self. After that, we did a few other activities while working with others and gobbling down Swedish Fish and animal crackers (hey, we need our sugar!). There's always a clown in the group, and with this camp it's a guy named Tyler. He is really funny, but not in a moronic "HEY! Look at me!" kind of way. He likes spongebob and Ben 'n Jerry's ice cream as well. When I said I was special because I was left handed, he said he was ambidexterous! Whoa! He was in my group for the photo scavenger hunt around the campus and in almost every picture made some weird facial expression or pose. One time I blocked his face with the booklet I was holding! I'm so evil...mwahaha. He looks like Eric Miller (the junior Jess has had an obsession with) and I talked to an 11th grade CB East junior, and she's friends with him (as well as Kellie's sister, Megan!) She told me about East and things, so I knew a tad more about East.
At the end of the camp, the 9th and 10th graders had a group discussion about the camp, and a reporter from the Courier Times sat in and jotted down notes for an article about the camp. She will be there for the next two days of the camp, as well. In the discussion, I mentioned that my family was a bunch of "scholarship junkies" and I guess she found interest in me and what I had to say. After the discussion, she came up to me and asked me my last name and other things. She also asked me to explain what I had meant with the "scholarship junkies" statement and we got into a discussion about many topics. Hopefully, she'll include some of what I said, and I'll be in the newspaper! Woo! Tomorrow, I'm wearing my Spongebob shirt because Tyler wants me to, and they're giving us Spongebob goodies of some sort (in food form) tomorrow.
10:15 PM | Jacquie |
Monday, July 29, 2002
Hey everybody! Steph has a blog now! Go here and experience the power of the Steph!
So, today was a grrrrreat day! Kellie slept over last night in order to finish the present today. We wanted to have it done before we all went to Dorney Park on Friday for her b-day. So, here's the deal. We made Steph a "quote quilt" as I called it. We bought this multi-colored quilted material (single color on each 2 1/2" square) and we got white "symphony" material and this adhesive stuff. (so we wouldn't have to so on the white squares which we were going to put inside jokes and quotes on, we'd just iron them on.) So, everything was going fine yesterday, until we ran out of adheasive. SO, we went back to Jo-Ann's Fabrics and got more adhesive and my uncle found this stuff to make an adhesive hem, so we wouldn't have to so ANYTHING! So we went home and worked on it some some. THEN, when it was all ironed on, it was too thin and was semi-transparent and didn't looked very quilt-like. Kellie slept over and we stayed online until about 12:30 talking to her hubby Keith and she made a really cute picture of their "special moment" on the beach. (Nothing sick, you perv!)
This morning we went BACK to Jo-Ann's again, and got thicker material to iron on OVER the other material so it would look like a quilt and would contrast to the rainbow colors better. Well, 3rd time's a charm, and we worked really hard, wrote quotes and memories on the white squares and put a picture of all three of us pre-Holiday dance in 8th grade on a large diamond-shaped white square in the center. It looks awesome! We signed the back of it, and then went to surprise her! Online, Kellie told Steph that we wouldn't be finished for another week, so Steph wasn't expecting anything. On our way to drop off Kellie, we went to Steph's house to surprise her! In the car me and Kellie were spazzing up a storm, because 1) We were proud of what we did and 2) We know Steph would like it! We surprised her and she had Kellie's and my present there! So we did an early (well not exactly EARLY because our b-days were in June, but earlier than we thought) gift exchange. They made me open mine first! They drug out this big box and it had all sorts of things taped to it. It was very odd, but very Jacquie-esque! There was a bag taped to the top with a b-day hat on it, so of course, I put it on. In the bag was a doggie! Ok, only Jen, Steph and Kellie can get that one. There were also two necklaces and all sorts of goodies as well. But the best part was INSIDE the box. I opened it up, and there was a heavy rectangular thing in it. It was rapped (numerous times) in tissue paper and it had a portrait of me made in yarn. Interesting! So I opened it ("I don't want to rip 'myself'!") and inside was a framed collage! It had my named spelled in cut out letters at the top and pictures of all these different events on it. It also had the lyrics to "Lean On Me" and other song lyrics/poems on it. It is really awesome, and I thanked Kellie and Steph for it! (Thank you sooooooo much! I love it!) So, I'll put it on my wall! Kellie opened the scrapbook we gave her of all of these photos and captions we wrote to them, and other things like magazine cutouts and inside jokes. She loved it, and that made me happy! So then Kellie and I had another spaz attack when Steph opened her gift. We were so proud of it after all we went through to complete it. So Steph opened it and she loved it too! She's going to hang it on a newly-painted wall in her room. All in all, it was a great (belated) b-day gift exchange! I'm glad it all worked out great, and I got a nifty collage out of it! Woo! That's what friends do for friends!
Oh, Kellie can't read my uncle's handwriting, but she's not alone. No one can. I don't know, somehow I've managed to decode some of it, which is really sad. This morning I picked up his shopping list and said "Kellie, try to read this." She took it and said
Kellie: "Hey! That looks like Supa Keith! What is it?"
Me: "Shop 'N Bag."
Kellie: "Oh....um...ok, that's Cocoa Puffs!"
Uncle Charles: "No, that's _______" (I forget what it was, I'll add it in later)
Kellie: "Oh! Haha! Um...Mook fish?"
Uncle Charles: "Monk fish."
Uncle Charles: "Cantalope."
It was so funny! We teased her about it all day. The mook fish for dinner was really good, actually, tasted like lobster!
10:02 PM | Jacquie |
Sunday, July 28, 2002
You will live in Apartment.
You will drive a white Shaggin' Wagon.
You will marry Weezer and have 2 kids.
You will be a toe licker in Antarctica.
Wow, that's screwed up. That's the life!...
Kellie and I are over my aunt's house, and today we worked on Steph's SUPER SECRET b-day gift. We went places, got things, and did things with those things. I can't specify, or else Steph might figure out what it is! She's asleep now because she's bored and alone at home. :( BUT, the present is awesome, so being bored for a little while is ok. Dorney Park on Friday! Steel Force, here I come...or not. We'll see. Oh, and Kellie loves Keith! They are going to get married, have 5 children, live in a hut in Hawaii, own a helicopter, AND get married on the beach where we met. Awww how cute! Kellie also just told me they're going to have a Yellow Lab and Beagle. Their children's names will be (in this order): Keith, April, Matthew and Andrew (twins), and Erin. She can't stop thinking about him, and I really think they are the cutest couple in world!
11:19 PM | Jacquie |
This is great, I'm doing a special MASH featuring the dudes of Weezer! Here's my results...
You will live in Apartment.
You will drive a GREEN scooter.
You will marry Mikey "Me so horny!" Welsh and have rockin' kids.
You will be a Techno godin crack/whore house.
Play MASH online!
Let me explain a bit (if you're not Weezer knowledgable, or give a crap read on). The apartment was just picked my MASH, so forget that. The whole "GREEN" thing had to do with Rivers brainwashing everyone with the Green Album and forgetting the other ones (which were awesome) Some memorable songs from the Green Album were "Hash Pipe" ("who-o-o-oa"), "Island In The Sun" ("Hip hip") and "Photograph" ("o-O-o") I've noticed the pattern with the little background phrases there.
Pat Wilson, the dummer for Weezer, enjoys riding scooters a lot. Hence the scooter-age up there.
Mikey Welsh was the former bassist of Weezer before Scott "I turtle wax my forehead" Shriner. He was a sexy beast/druggie and I'd love to marry him, anyday. (even though he's like 32...ewww)
Any of them would want rockin' kids! I want rockin' kids too!
Before Mikey Welsh joined (and left) the Weez, Matt Sharp was the bassist. He left to pursue his techno side project, The Rentals and he likes Moog synthesizers a little toomuch. He also has a very outgoing/egotistical personality, so he probably thinks he's a techno god (even though he doesn't do anything anymore)
Mikey Welsh had/has a drug problem, and he likes the ladies (and the ladies like him!) so he's live at a crack/whore house. No doubt he'd be the master of the house because he's foxy. Foxy like a...fox.
There's some background knowledge in Weezer! *cricket noise*. Hm, I didn't get anything including Brian Bell, the waifish fashion goddess/guitarist. Ok, now that no one will read this, I'll go to bed and/or finish reading The Chosen. Good night.
12:03 AM | Jacquie |
Saturday, July 27, 2002
Me and my Mash...
You will live in House.
You will drive a Clear Weinermobile.
You will marry Justin and have multiplying kids.
You will be a weird person in your brain! Mwahaha....
Play MASH online!
Ok...I changed two of them. But I'm allowed to cheat if Steph can!
11:14 PM | Jacquie |
5 Pinkerton songs...5 PINKERTON SONGS?!?!?! I am unbelievably PISSED right now. As you know (or might not have known) Weezer played a show last night at the Tweeter Center on the Waterfront in Camden, NJ (right outside of Philly). I reeeeally wanted to go to it, but my parents are assholes. Ok, how long has the divorce been going on? Three years? Anyway, they STILL are in this stupid war with themselves and because of this I never get to go anywhere I want to. I go back and forth, every other week, and this concert just happened to fall on Queen Bitch's week. So I knew right away that the percentage chance I had of going was -1,982%. Grrr...Diane, my dad's girlfriend, offered to take me, but it was my mom's week, and my mom adores Diane (sarcasm) so it wasn't possible. THIS IS SO UNFAIR. If I could drive, I would have been down there in 2 seconds flat. HERE is the playlist from last night, and this is what I WOULD have heard had it not been for my parents. LOOK AT IT! How many Pinkerton songs did they play when I saw them last November exactly 8 months from last night? Zero. They played a lot of Green stuff too which made me sick. This would have been the night of my fucking (excusez my francais) life! AND, this was the biggest turnout EVER for a Weezer headlining show! This blows my mind! Ok, I'm done venting here, I'll go punch the wall until my knuckles gush....AHHHHHHHHHHHH!
I think I'm sick. Ok, I'll try to get my mind off of that *tear*. Today, we went to see the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey or whatever the hell it's called. The battleship was right near the freaking Tweeter CENTER AHHHH! Breathe in....breathe out. Phew. Ok, so it was all historical yadda yadda yadda. Mr. H would have liked it.
Speaking of Mr. H, I'm already getting nostalgic about Tamanend. Ok, I'm apprehensive and excited about going to East, but I'm starting to miss Tamanend. Heck, I wore my Tamanend visor today and all of a sudden thought about doing the "Reindeer Hula" back in 7th grade at the Holiday Concert. Don't laugh! I loved that song, and I wasn't even thinking about my years to come back then. I was just living in the moment, and it was so carefree and enjoyable. Now comes the burden of the dreaded SAT and block scheduling and most of all, making new friends. I'm excited about making new friends, but it's also the thing that worries me the most. I was talking to Frank's friend, Dan, a while ago online and he was telling me I'm going to miss Tamanend. Perfect! I leave the place and now I'll go running back to it like it was my moth-no, not my mother, uh, my computer. Sheesh. I think I'm going to get a bloody ulcer by the time I turn 16.
7:45 PM | Jacquie |
Friday, July 26, 2002
Anyone see Weezer on Letterman last night?
11:06 AM | Jacquie |
"Hey hey hey. Par-tay people. Ok, I'll stop. This is my very 1st post, and (tear) it's beautiful. Not really. Random things I like: Me, no scratch that one. Frank. Weezer. The part in the "Say It Ain't So" where Rivers kinda looks like Rivers (awww yeah), School. Yeah, right. Emo. Don't ask me exactly what that is because FRANKly (hehe) I don't exactly know, but some test told me I was 46% emo. I guess that's a good thing. The White Stripes rock, I don't care what my mother says. A Seperate Peace made me hate all Brinkers, and speaking of Brinkers, I like the words "stupefaction" and "idiosyncratic". Come on, say them. You know you want to. Ok, ttfn."
Hah! I found it! My first post! Wow, that seems so ancient. I wonder what Frank's doing now. I meant to say up there "The part in 'Say It Ain't So' where Rivers kinda looks like Frank" but I screwed that one up.
I'm not Emo at all, even though my screenname implies it. I just like the way it sounds. Eeeeeeemooooo. The whole labeling thing is kind of annoying, too. I'm not going to lie to you and say I am, because I'm not. I'm just...."out there".
10:29 AM | Jacquie |
The Friday Five
1. How long have you had a weblog? Since December 2001.
2. What was your first post about? I don't remember, because I believe I've lost that first post because...
3. How many changes (name, location, etc.) of your weblog have there been, if more than one?...I had another blog that few people knew about and I changed to the current one I have now. It used to be "Me, Myself, and I" @ jacquie.blogspot.com. I think there's a couple of posts on there, don't ask. That's the only changes I've had (so far).
4. What CMS (content management system) do you use? Do you like it or do you want to try something else? I don't use one, unless Blogger counts as that. I'm a novice Blogger, I still don't know what the hell I'm doing.
5. Do you read people who have both a journal and a weblog? Or do you prefer to read people who have all of their writing in one central place? It doesn't matter, I just read things. No preference. I'm currently reading the back of a cereal box.
10:11 AM | Jacquie |
Thursday, July 25, 2002
Today was yet another pleasant visit to...BACHELISM'S!!! Ok, if you don't have the slightest iota (woo, cool word!) of what I'm talking about, let me elaborate. Bachelism, Bach, Botch, Babci, etc. = my miserable, talkative, out-of-touch and very polish great-grandmother. She lives in Bridesburg, Philadelphia which is like "little Poland." It's home of bubble butts and meat products with names you can't pronouce if your life depended on it. She enjoys my company (which is really a cleaning service) and can talk the ear off of Joan Rivers. Seriously. She has these outlandish opinions but doesn't know diddly squat about the world today. She thinks that what she sees out of her second floor window is what the rest of the world is like. Today, I polished and dusted all of her wooden furniture, "swiffed" her wooden floor, and vacuumed her carpets. I actually didn't do it half-assed like my mom would have, but my mom never goes there. The thing is, Bach and Mom are both miserable creatures and mom avoids her because she doesn't want to deal with it. If she takes that attitude, maybe when she's old I won't take care of her. Ok, so Bach is miserable, old and everything else negative, but her time will come, and she appreciates what I do. I don't complain anymore. I just do. In the end, I was $20 richer and learned lots of things. She also pretty much hates my mom, so I'm not alone on that one. I know, that was harsh, but whatever. Well mom, what you do will come right back to you later on in life. So hah!
I made the mistake of wearing a slightly low-cut spaghetti strapped shirt today. Whoops. I just grrabbed it without thinking. My aunt and I had a discussion before leaving to go to Bach's...Uh, Jacquie, that's a tad low. I know. She'll say something about it. Oh well. Maybe you should change...? I don't know, what do you want me to do. Weeell....? No, it doesn't matter, she always says things. Ok...
So later on, right before we left, I had a little, um, "incident" with my top...
:: Scene: Aunt on phone, Bach rambling to herself, er, me. Jacquie stares into space like usual.::
Laura (there's her real name for ya): Hey sexy, you almost lost them there...
:: Jacquie quickly looks down and yanks up shirt while Bach laughs and Aunt Viv points at Jacquie while mouthing "I told you!"::
I never want to hear those (1, 2, 3, 4, 5,) 6 words ever said to me ever again. ESPECIALLY from her. That was just a nasty moment. What was also nasty was that she uses worn out undies (hers) as dustrags. I had to use them as well...oh god...
Why do my brothers have to replace the word "Venus" with "Penis" whenever they sing the Venus commercial? They are so juvenile. Ok, so they're almost 8 and 9 but still! At the moment, Scott (9) is playing Pokemon and Kyle is having spasms while immitating one of the Pokemon. I should put a sign outside of my house that says "Lame Central: Home to King Dork, Rabid Dog Boy, Henry the Humper and some hobo they picked up on the side of the road who is NOT related to the previously mentioned...things." My brother Kyle was just humping his hand a minute ago. (Shakes head) What has this world come to?
7:03 PM | Jacquie |
Wednesday, July 24, 2002
While I was on the computer, I heard a "Jacquie!" and I turned around and Bridget was standing in my living room. "What are you doing here?!" Was my reaction. It was a good thing she was, by the way. So I went to Costco with her and explored the wonderful world of free samples! We got...rice, barbecued pork on a cracker, Healthy Choice fudge bar, a Philly something popsicle, Boca burger, pot roast, and maybe some others. Yummy! We went back for seconds on the fudge bar, and the Boca burger which is vegan (Brian Bell's type of burger!) and it wasn't half bad...it was all bad! No, I'm kidding, I just quoted those two muppet critic guys at the end of the Keep Fishin' video. Speaking of that video, I find a few things a little odd about it...
1) Rivers is smiling. Why is he smiling? It's actually...uh...cute...but, he's NEVER smiled ever. I bet they stuck a wire up his anal...behind (haha) and wouldn't take it out unless his smiled. Hey, the muppets had to deal with wires, why shouldn't he?
2) The muppets are wearing Weezer shirts. That's a tad surreal...
3) Brian was looking very cute as well as fashionable. That wasn't an odd thing, I just thought I'd note that.
4) Scott Shriner makes me ill. Also, not an odd thing.
Oh, anyway, Costco. Uh, after browsing around, I bought something. The fact that it was food wasn't a surprize...but it was a MAMMOTH-SIZED soft pretzel. I know they sell things there in large quantities, but I didn't know that the snack bar did the same thing. This thing was huge and it only cost 90 cents! From now on, if I run away, it will definetly be to Costco. You know where to find me.
6:41 PM | Jacquie |
Shit. I screwed this thing up and right now, every post has it's own fricking page. I am so mad. I took out the archives, played around, but NOTHING is working. I want to cry, it's so messed up. Where's my binky when I need it? Plus, I haven't won tickets yet for weezer. I won't either, oh well. No one would take me anyway, but it's a nice thought. They are actually playing Pinkerton songs now on tour. Shit. I'm online and they just asked for the 13th caller for tickets. Crap. I still have 11 chances from now until midnight.
12:58 PM | Jacquie |
Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Tada! New template! I don't know about you, but I like it! I would take comments on it...but my comment box is no more. TEMPORARILY. I wouldn't have changed the template, but this is what happened...
This morning I was attempting to fix the comment box. It was all fine and dandy until I got to the part in the auto installation where it asks you where you want to put the link below your post. Well, when it showed me the preview, I went hysterical. My side column was on top of the posts, and the whole fruit thing...gone. I figured out I must have screwed up something when I took out the code for the comments before adding it back. Whoops. So, I went to Blogskins, and for the next couple of hours, I looked for a template. All of the good ones dealt with uploading pictures to the server and yeah. No idea. So I looked at all of the simple ones and picked this one. I don's LOVE it, but it's fine. I can always change it.
Oh, if I post the phrase, "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" tomorrow, it will mean that I have won tickets to see Weezer over the radio on y100 for "Weezer Wednesday". I think I have a better chance of moving to Pakistan and changing my name to Ishmael. Call ME Ishmael.
3:36 PM | Jacquie |
Saturday, July 20, 2002
My grandmom is the coolest. We went out today for a "girls day out" sort of thing, and we went to New Hope. We dined at the Logan Inn and we both had the Seafood Crepe. My compliments to the chef! We looked around in all of the neat little shops, and got some "exotic" ice cream at this place called Gerenser's or something of that nature. Butterscotch for Grandmom and South Pacific Pineapple and Coconut for yours truly. I bought three magnets for my locker this year saying:
"Don't make me come down there. -God"
"Of course I don't look busy, I did it right the first time."
"All of these years of my education boil down to this...May I take your order?"
Then we made a pit stop at Aunt Viv's house (for undisclosed reasons...) and then we ventured off to Old Navy. My back-to-school needs are getting fewer as the summer goes on. I even got my backpack last week and I'm being cursed to scoliosis by my mom and aunt. I went for the enlarged messerger bag as my backpack this year, so I'll have to switch shoulders a lot. Oh well, screw em'. I'll order shoulder and back problems with the side of...cool bag! Trip to Old Navy = 4 shirts, 1 sweater jacket, 2 pairs of jeans, and 1 pair of track pants (I'm like SOOOO sporty!...right.)
8:42 PM | Jacquie |
I'm such an idiot. You know how I was all hyped up about that =w= concert they were going to show on MTV2 from last year? Why would they show one from LAST year? Well, they did NOT. Of course not, nothing I ever anticipate turns out right. So, they showed one from who knows when, and it featured green album songs (chokes and falls on floor) and my best buddy bassist, Scott "I have a gigantic sweaty head and squity eyes and I think I'm cooler than Mikey Welsh, Jacquie's favorite druggie bassist" Shriner. Plus, the Anal Goatman had the beard. AND, it sucked ass. I wanted to cry when they only played 2 old songs (both from blue, obviously). Why did I think they were going to play the concert from last year? On the advertisements, it showed a second long clip of the concert from last year. I spazzed whenever I saw that, it was awesome.
Oh, there's an ad thats running on MTV and/or MTV2 about Weezer's Enlightingment Tour and it shows clips from the videos for Buddy Holly, Undone, Hash Pipe, IITS, and Dope Nose (I think) Sigh. Here I thought they were playing Buddy Holly, but I was let down. Damn you, MTV. I DON'T want my MTV! Hmf!
Don't mind the screwed up crap to the left. That has to do with an error from the code for the comment box. I'll fix that ASAP (or in other words, when I feel the hell like it). The font also turned black, that was not my doing. Damn you, Blogger. I bet they'll take away my site now. Oh well, I don't have this huge audience anyway. If I was Jordan, I would be worried.
I'm still soulless, by the way. Woo hoo.
8:22 PM | Jacquie |
Thursday, July 18, 2002
I am absolutely soulless!
Find your soul type at kelly.moranweb.com.
Man, do you know how much this boosted my self esteem? It's through the roof! I'll go cry in the corner while my brother kicks my soulless ass.
2:06 PM | Jacquie |
Saturday, July 13, 2002
Here's the Friday Five on...Saturday:
1. Where are you right now? In the computer room (or the "red white and blue room" as we call it because of the psychedelic carpet) of my aunt and uncle's house. I'm in Richboro, PA if anyone wants to know exactly...I'm not giving you my address!...*cough cough stalkers cough*
2. What have you lost recently? I lost my mind a while ago, but recently...hmm...a $50 gift certificate to the Montgomery Mall (shh! don't tell anyone) and I just remembered I don't know where my Radiohead CD is. Crapola.
3. What was the first CD you ever purchased? The first CDs I got were Spice Girls (self-titled) and Hanson (forget name) for my birthday (10th, I think) but I'm not sure which CD I actually bought first. I got a lot as gifts, so I don't think I used to buy them a lot. Anyway, the first 21 CDs I owned were lost on a plane ride to Alaska when I left them on the plane. (I'm serious.)
4. What is your favorite kind of writing pen? Anything stolen. Seriously, I don't have any cool pens, and everyone else's seem better. I guess any kind that gives off some toxic fumes...wooo....
5. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Ben & Jerry's Phish Phood. That is the shiznat!
Ok, so today was highly eventful. Well, not HIGHLY, but stuff happened.Today I went to a bridal shower for a person I didn't even know. My mom is in this wedding for some girl she knows from somewhere (my mom knows everyone...even you!). It was held at some wild flower reserve at Washington's Crossing park thing in a pavillion outdoors. Only like 12 people showed up because no one had the decency to R.S.V.P. (or Repondez, S'il Vous Plait, yeah screwed that one up). Mom made a lot of veggies and fruit salad and there were other things there, like cocktail weenies, croissants and 8 oz. cokes! They were so cute in the little glass bottles...don't get me started. The bride-to-be opened her gifts, which included 2 crock pots and 2 food processers (*double the pleasure...double the fun*) and my mom followed through with the lame tradition of putting all of the bows from the gifts onto a paper plate and making a "hat" for the poor bride-to-be to wear. Can we say...embarrasing? So after a little while, my mom took me to the Pineville Tavern...
My mom works at the Pineville Tavern when she's not teaching special ed. in the Pennridge School District. Today, I went in there to (maybe) do some hostessing. I ended up bussing tables for about 2 hours. Here's how it basically went:
1) I sat at the bar for about 2 hours after arriving there and changing out of the dress I was wearing for the shower(which is my mom's...it fit me...scary). Then this huge guy came in. He was very muscular, had one tattoo on each shoulder, and was wearing a biker outfit. You'd think he'd be the kid of guy who would knock you out if you did anything crazy. But Craig Riley (his name) was the stereotypical big teddy bear. We talked about his son/7 year old boys/brothers, Austin Powers, Rocket Power (we did the "woogedywoogedywoogedy" hand thing) and he said I had a sexy mom. Do you know how much I enjoyed hearing that? Then he changed it to "Your mom is cool." Like that's much better! He was cool, and he owns (or owned) Riley's Gym, and said he lived by C.B. East. That means "If anyone gives you any trouble, or picks on you, you give me a call and tell me their name." Looks like Jacquie already has a High School Life Insurance Plan.
2)After he left, I kinda just sat there. Other people worked there too, ya know. The hostess, Devon, was really cool and her and I beat up on Riley together. There was a bus boy named Nick and I didn't get to talk to him much. There was also some Russian kid, and the host guy and Nick beat up on him because he has a heavy accent. I wanted to say something, but I'd save it for if I worked there in the future. OK, so after Riley left, there wasn't anything fun to do. I decided to help out because at that point it started to get gradually more and more packed.
3) The host guy said he was fine, so I decided to bus. I originally shut out the option of bussing because I have no balance (damn ballet didn't do a thing for me!) and I just couldn't see myself running around with trays because of what I just said. But I ended up...liking it! I only got paid 5 bucks by my mom, but I really didn't care. The people liked me, I liked the people, and they thought I was doing a good job and get paid! (and also that I worked there!) Hmm...job option...definetly.
11:39 PM | Jacquie |
Friday, July 12, 2002
Oy, science camp takes a lot out of me. Or should I say, took a lot out of me. From Monday to Thursday, I volunteered for the third year in-a-row to help with Science In The Summer, an educational camp which GlaxoSmithKline runs. This years experiments and lessons centered around Chemistry. Last year, they studied Paleontology and the year before they studied Electricity and Magnets. I am taking chemistry next year, and even though I didn't learn much from assisting Mr. John and Mr. Steve (are actually both Mr. Fischer, father and son, but they had to have two different names), I got in the scholastic mindset again since June. There were 4 classes I helped out with at the camp at the Northampton Library, and the schedule went like this:
Grades 2-3: 10:00-10:45
Grades 4-6: 11:15-12:00
Grades 2-3: 1:15-2:00
Grades 4-6: 2:15-3:00
I'm not sure if this was the exact schedule, but it was something like that. There were 3 other assistants there:
Amanda: I knew her from last year when we assisted with the camp. She's going into 9th grade and I think will be attending Villa as well. She's slightly obsessive compulsive (ok, more that slightly...) and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter reminds me of her. She was fun to work with and I think of me and her as the most active assistants. I hope she returns next year, oh, and Steph, are you on the Renegades B team or A team, because she says Wildcats (her team) whooped the B team majorly. They are going to Nationals this weekend.
Laina: She was new this year, and will be going into 11th grade next year at either the new Council Rock high school or some private school in NY. She has a "pimp" brother who's 12, and got in a car crash Tuesday night (I think) with her psycho driving friend, but she wasn't injured majorly. She has a belly button ring and cornrows, and took "breaks" (smoke breaks). She was also fun to work with and I hope she'll come back next year (without the smoking habit)
Brian: I think the best quote from Brian would be, ".....". Yeah, he was a pretty, uh, "quiet" kid. Brian's going into 7th grade, and I don't know much about him because...we really didn't talk. I guess if I was his age and had to be around older guys, I might not have talked either. His lunches usually consisted of 3 YooHoos and hot fries.
There were these 3 monsters in the camp, and I know I definetly WON'T miss them. In the first morning class (the class my brother Kyle was in) there was this kid named RYAN LIND. AHHHH! He always was the first one to arrive (maybe because his parents were quick to get rid of himOH! That slipped...) and he thought he knew EVERYTHING. On top of that, he was extremely hyper and spastic and did I mention LOOOOOUD! Just saying his name makes my eye twitch. In the second morning class, there was this kid named Michael Getz. He was the least annoying out of the three I'm mentioning, which means he's the lesser of the evils. He was like my brother Scott (who just happened to be in his class) and was loud, annoying and well, a kid. You know how young boys act, and he was the most immature out of that class. He argued with me sometimes and I just wanted to duct tape his mouth shut. Woo! I'm violent. THEN, there was Brett (I forget his last name) He was up there with Ryan on the LOUD ANNOYING HYPER SPAZ METER. He made loud noises and jump over and on things. He called out a lot and he was a candidate for deportion which would have been caried out by yours truly.
Harry Potter came up a lot. Notice the Hermione Granger reference up there, but there were other things. We discussed alchemy a little, and Mr. John said "Remember one of the classes Harry Potter had to take was alchemy because he was a wizard." Of course, that came up 4 times because of the 4 classes. Also, the next day after that, this one kid Joshua Baldvins (testing my memory) wore a red and yellow Griffindor shirt because it was mentioned the day before, and he got an extra fruit snack. (Fruit snacks were given to the kids who had done their homework) ALSO, there was this kid who LOOKED like Harry Potter, and his name was Evan Schaffer. Jacquie's on the ball with these names! I asked him, "Evan, did you know that you look like Harry Potter?" He nodded, and I said "Harry Potter's really cool *muttered to self "and sexy"* I thought of Allie, Kim and Jen when this happened, because they are the HP fan club. I think Kim would have molested the kid who looked like Harry Potter...
Guess what =w= fans? *cricket noise*...This week on MTV and MTV2, it's All Access Week! Do you know what this means?! *tumbleweed rolls by* Ok, I'll tell you, jerkz....
SUNDAY ON MTV2: Making The Video (of "Keep Fishin'" with the muppets, I may add): Weezer @ 10-10:30 PM
ALSO....*drum roll* The Weezer concert which was filmed @ the Whiskey in L.A. on @ 10:30-11 PM
Note: This might not mean much to anyone else, but this was the SAME concert they aired last year on MTV2 in which I first fell in love with the Weez. I mean, during Say It Ain't So my jaw was open and I was just mindblown. Yes, this sounds cheesy, but even though it was the "Green Album *gag* Era", I fell in love with the old school Weezer, and *tear* they have left the building. I remember after that they showed some Weezer videos including "Undone" (I remember laughing at that one) and "Say It Ain't So". Fond memories...good times...and now I'M GOING TO GET IT ON TAPE! Mwahaha...
Oh yeah- Jimmy Eat World Concert on Monday from 9:30-10 PM
I should get dressed, because I'm starting to remind myself of my Grammi who wears her PJ's into the afternoon. *Shudders* Grammi...
12:35 PM | Jacquie |
Saturday, July 06, 2002
Today Stephie and I went to a fiesta. How smurfy! We ate Skittles and played Alternative music. How smurfy! Then we Sniffed open the Weezer and ate the CD that came out of it. SMURFY! Then my smurfyfriend Kellie Puked under a piece of chocolate-covered pretzels and screamed SHNARF! ! he was ok though, because he fell on top of the vomit-inducing cake and it broke her fall. SMURFY! And afterwards they all watched Harry Potter because Harry Potter is smurfily hairy and sniffed skittles. SMURFY!
Wow, that was quite...what's the word I'm looking for...ah yes. Smurfy! Go here to take Steph's Fiesta-ish eLib!
I know I said it once, but I'll say it again. The red link that says "Hello, I'm here, I'm waiting" below every post is where the comments go. Now, comment away with your bad selves! The wonderful Steph commented under the post with the "Which Butt Are You Quiz". She is the first commenter EVER! Let's bow down before her, for she has been honored. I have 1 friendly neighbor! (Blushes) Yay!
11:09 PM | Jacquie |
Hey, take a lookie underneath this post! Yes! That's right! Now, you, my so-called "audience" can comment about my posts! WOO! Who's excited? I know I sure am! Now all I need is a...comment. Feel free to write them, for they'll make me feel comment-worthy. I need to get my sitemeter back...I kind of um, lost it.
A BIG HAPPY 9TH B-DAY GOES OUT TO MY LI'L BRO, (and partner in crime) SCOTT! He got to choose what he wanted to eat for dinner...hey! I didn't! That's just downright cheap! I'll go sulk in the corner now... :(
6:31 PM | Jacquie |
Guess what? My mom is one sneaky...person. I didn't go to the beach like I said I was. Instead, she surprised us on the way "to the shore" by telling us instead we were going to Florida! my reaction: "WHAT?! OH MY GOD, ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!" In fact, she was. We went to Florida and I got a chance to see my cousins, Tino and Nadia, my Aunt Valerie and Uncle Tino, my Grammi and her boyfriend John (or "Cuddles" as I call him) and of course, my drugged out Uncle Billy. Ech. I'm not even going to go into detail about the 5-day trip, because I have instead decided to write a short story about it. Jacquie writting willingly?! I know, it's not like myself, but since a lot of events both hilarious and downright scary have happened, I figured it was worth writing about. Plus, if my English teacher this year makes us write about this summer, I can just reprint it. Hah! Jacquie is quite on top of things.
I found this joke on a blog which I thought was pretty good:
What do you call a Frenchman who wears sandals?...
Get it? If not, you're on your own.
<----- Notice I am in the process of changing this site a tad. (oOo aAa) Yes, I'm actually going to attempt to snaz it up and make it more of a "site" than just a weblog. It will most likely end up just like it was before. I'm still going to try though! I'll never let go! AH! I need to stop the Titanic quotage.
1:43 PM | Jacquie |