Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Time :)

My family does things a little differntly when it comes to Christmas. We like to open our presents on Christmas Eve (mainly because over the years we discovered our parents take a long time to get up in the morning). I don't know why or how we started this, but i do know that there was a system we had to follow when we would open presents Christmas morning. It goes as follows:
get all the kids up
try to get the parents up only to be told to go eat breakfast
eat breakfast
finally get the parents up
parents go smoke
parents go to the bathroom
parents smoke again
find mom's camera
smoke again (X_X)
be put into our sitting arrangements for present opening
and then we would go through the very long trial of having one present opened at a time, gettting a picture of the person's reaction to their gift, then finding a gift for another person to open and getting a picture...........X_X (very long and very boring for the morning)

so now we open presents after dinner on Christmas Eve and that goes as follows
eat quickly
parents smoke ( we only allow them one cigarrette each :P )
sit wherever
open presents as they are thrown at you from across the room :P

I got some really awesome stuff this year. The beast of all was the Sims 3 game and an iPhone 4. I've always loved Sims and i would play it whenever i went to my aunt's house (i still play it whenever i'm there, which makes me very easy to entertain :P ).
I was the only kid to get an iPhone 4, which made my brother jealous. The main reasons for me getting one is because my music player broke over the summer and so i've been slowly dying from lack of music. And i never have my phone on me when its needed, so now i'll always have it nearby and charged because it has my music on it. My sisblings didn't get one because earlier this year when it was time to get new phones the only one we were allowed to upgrade to had a key pad on it and i HATE keypads.My siblings love key pads so they had no problem getting the phone, but i had many heated discussions with my mom about why i wouldn't get the crappy phone that i would nevre use. I just don't like the buttons, i much prefer having a touch screen instead of those little buttons.
I got a lot of giftcards for iTunes, LOTS of candy (my teeth have a permanent layer of sugar on them X_X ),  a penguin pillow pet (because they're cute and i wanted one :P ), and a lot of bathroon items like bubble bath and what-not (i take showers, so when would i use bubble bath?)

all good fun and now i'm stuck in the computer chair because i've been playing SIms all day adn have only moved to go in search of food other then Lemon Heads :P

Now I'm to go back to the world of Sims and be lost forever :) 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My 17th Birthday Celebration

So today marks my 17th Birthday. Yes, 17 years ago i was born on Pearl Harbor day "the day that will live in infamy." My friends make tons of jokes about that :P
So every year i decide what i'm going to do to celebrate my birthday (because it's worth celebrating and just having a cake will not do :P ). This year i decied that i really wanted to go to a museum. But which museum? We have several around here, but after thinkning long and hard over it i decided to go to this science museum that i went to once for a 2nd grade field trip. I mainly wanted to go there because i remembered that it was one of those really interactive museums, with lots of little stations to do little do-dads and such. That and they had this huge globe theater thing connected to the theater that was showing the Polar Express during the month of December.
At first it was just going to be my mom and i, but in the end we had the entire family come. And that ended up making it even more fun. My mom let me use her fancy smancy camera and i got a lot of pictures and videos of the museum and my family doing silly things. There was this one place in the museum where they made it look like one of those really old classrooms, old projector and all. And they had the projector showing one of those really old science videos where the screen was shaky and it was all in black and white. I managed to get my family to sit down in the desks and they started to do silly things, like my mom would lean over to whisper to my dad and my brother was pretending to be asleep :P.
At first my mom thought that it was a bad idea to go see the Polar Express because it showed at 2 and we had arrived at around 11:30, so we wouldn't have a lot of time to look at everything. But by the time 2 rolled around we had been through the museum about 3 time.s and we were getting tired so we were actually really looking forward to seeing it :P. We went in and we realized that quickly that we should have gotten there sooner because if you weren't sitting dead center in the dome theater, the screen looked tilted and off :P. It was really cool to see a movie like that :)
After the movie my mom and i went into the giftshop and i was able to get this necklace with a little moon and star dangling from the chain. It's just small enough that i can still wear my skeleton necklace at the same time and it looks really cool (reminder to self: post picture of necklaces along with other pictures of museum)

And that was just on Sunday (because my birthday is on "the hump day" and no one really wants to celebrate anything on a wednesday :P ). I made cupcakes for my birthday this year and my family decided to mess with me by using trick candles. I noticed that something was off while we were lighting them because some of them started to spark like firecrackers. When i finally tried to blow them out and half of them popped back to life i realized what was happening and could try again because i was laughing so hard.

I ended up getting some really good presents this year too. My sister got me a new nightmare before christmas shirt with more of my favorite perfume. My mom got me my favorite chocolate, bubble bath that smells like cake and a haunted house snowglobe that she must have bought in October because it was definitely not something you find in December. My aunt got me an invader zim wallet and my favorite movie (Repo! The Genetic Opera) on DVD so i wouldn't have to keep borrowing it from her. And my other aunt got me tickets to see Wicked when it comes to her town in March (it's kind of a christmas/birthday present since it costs so much). I've gotten several cards and calls from family members and a billion posts on my facebook page from my friends.

And today on my real birthday i brought cookies to school and gave them to all of my friends (funny how when it's your birthday you give other people stuff :P ). It was raining all day and i had two tests at school today but i didn't really mind because this was the one day this week i didn;t have to go to rehearsal so i was able to curl up on the couch all day and read books. We also had chinese food for dinner (my favorite :) ) and my fortune cookie had two fortunes in it. Which reminded me of how i had two fortunes when i opened a fortune cookie at my japanese academy last summer.

And now tomorrow after rehearsal my sister is going to take me to the movies and my celebrations shall finally come to an end (when my birthday comes around, it lasts for nearly a week :) )

So yeah, a really good birthday :D