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Apr. 5th, 2008

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Haha i updated 27 weeks ago...that is a bit sad, ill try and do better with this journal :p. Lets see what has been going on.....STRESS...but lately i have been getting better with dealing with stress...and trying to not procrastinate much, which relives a lot of the stress.

On Monday we got 3 wedding invitations in the mail...wow wedding year! On June 22, my 18 year old cousin Alesandra is getting married to Derrick, who is just a sweetie. Then on June 27, which I might not be able to attend because I might be in Washington State still, Eddie and Mandy are getting married, Eddie was BFF with my cousin Eric and is friends with my dad as well. And finally on September 20 my Friend Laura that I have known since 2th grade is marrying David, who I have known since 6th grade.

My friend Heather had to deal with 2 deaths last month, her Aunt died of an infection, they think from the bone marrow transplant, she was cancer free when she died. Her Grandma died not even 36 hours later. Her aunt was the daughter of the grandmother, she had a stroke a few hours after hearing the news that her daughter died. Heather traveled from WV and stayed for a week and a half, a few of those days she hung out with me because she couldn't deal with everything, she has never experienced a family member dying before, so she needed my comfort.

During that time we had to put my cat Dude to sleep, he had a golf ball size tumor in his esophagus and we noticed he was sick when he lost a lot of weight, was throwing up, and was sleeping all the time. He lost so much weight because the tumor blocked food from going down. All of this was happening during two major tests and a paper for me, hence i was really stressed. On March 18th he was put to sleep...and it was just so sad, i couldn't go with my family to the vet because there wasn't any room in the car, plus i knew i couldn't deal with driving myself if i went in my own car. I knew it was more important for my mother and brother to be there instead of me, because they were very attached to that cat then i was. Dude and I had a love and Hate relationship, we still loved each other...just didn't get along, because he was pure evil. I miss him so much...it is hard to see my mom or my brother cry, like yesterday my brother was crying about dude..it just broke my heart. I cried about him the other day myself, i was taking a bath and I was remembering how dude always tried to drink the bath water when i took baths...it just made me really sad.

Because of the stress of Dude and my friend and such I had to drop a class, I am ok with doing this. This teacher should not be a teacher, she wasn't teaching anything...i was really getting my information from reading the book. This class was not required for my degree, I was just taking Psychology for fun. So now I am able to deal with all my homework and papers now. Man I was taking 3 hard classes and one easy one, and now im taking 2 hard ones and one easy. Lots of stress went away with dropping the class, and now i can deal with having a job...if I am hired soon.

Lets see...ive become more social...and i thank Brian for that and the anime USA trip. Being shy doesn't help you in trying to be social...and since i have become best friends with Brian, i have become more social. I even said yes to Calloway when she asked me to come to a bar with her on st.pattys day, usually I would say no...because a lot of people would be there. I was still a bit shy, but not as shy as I used to be...YAY! Ive grown up...lol.

Well I guess this should be enough for tonight...well this morning XD It is almost 3am...i should be going to sleep now. Night All :p

Sep. 22nd, 2007

Hanson Concert

I saw Hanson at the Sonar in Baltimore Maryland on 9/15/2007. I actually drove to Baltimore by myself...and didn't get lost. I am proud of my self for that. Before the concert Hanson held a walk, which you get to walk with Hanson for one mile. Hanson holds these walks to talk and spread the word about AIDS and poverty in Africa. This walk didn't start until 3 pm but i got there at noon (I thought that i would get lost so i left early...i didn't so i got to the venue early). Let me tell you I got a sunburn (i didn't think about sunscreen), but it was the most fun i have ever had. The concert was so much fun, Taylor did fall off the stage (some girl actually pulled him down when he was shaking her hand).

I did have to deal with a person, well 4 people altogether, who wanted to try and get up front. This girl was screaming in my ear, touching me, dancing on me inappropriately, and pushing me. I ignored her for about 15 mins until she started to push really hard, then i turned around and told her to leave me the F**k alone. After I turned around she grabbed my pants and tried to either pull them up or something, i grabbed her hand and squeezed it. Then she finally left and moved to another part of the crowd. Then she started pushing there..finally someone went and got security, once they came, the crowd started pointing at her and chanting "Kick her out", while taking her out she grabbed the girl next to me by the hair and started to drag her. Everyone clapped once she was kicked out. Thank goodness this was during the opening act. All i have to say is don't mess with me, and we are all adults we don't need to act this way. I don't care if I am up front as long as I can see them. I enjoyed the rest of my night, and everyone around me thanked me and told me that I was brave enough to handle that. All i cared about was that it was immature to try and get up front that way, especially when there was people in wheelchairs upfront.

Because of that ordeal and that I had been standing for about 5 hours straight, I decided after the concert to sit on the curb outside and rest my legs and get fresh air, plus I was waiting for the traffic to die down. About 45 mins later I see people running to the side of the venue, so I go to check out what was going on. It was Zac and only Zac, Taylor and Isaac were not there. So after awhile I was able to get a photo taken with him and I got his autograph. The funny thing was after he signed my paper he had a surprised look because I told him thank you very much! I guess he does not hear that very much from fans. It was the best concert experience other than those 4 girls. I found out later that Isaac and Taylor came out a few minutes later after I left...Oh well. I will meet them someday!

The pictures are here

Aug. 5th, 2007

The yaf.org Conference

From July 29 - August 4th I was at the National Conservative Student Conference. I really enjoyed myself there. Here is an 40 sec interview with Jason Mattera (who by the way is really hot and very nice in person) and Robert Spencer (who is a really good speaker, and knows his stuff) is the author of "The Truth About Muhammad". This organization called CAIR sent a letter to Young America's Foundation and told them if they let Robert speak to us they would sue. Well YAF told them that they could sue, because Robert has the right of freedom of speech to speak there. Well there were a few protesters, so when we came to see the speech we had to make sure we had our names tags on so Robert could be safe. Here is a video of what Jason Mattera and Robert Spencer had to say.

Like I said i really enjoyed myself there, I met a lot of new people from all over the United States and the world. One of my new friends goes to Oxford, he has dual citizenship in England and Australia. There were 3 more people who were from England, one person was from Poland, and one person was Dutch. I made a lot of new friends who mostly agree with me on most topics, before this conference I had 2 friends and parts of my family who agreed with me. This was a wonderful experience and I hope to go next year. This conference has made me think about going to college to get a degree in Political Science after I Finish my degree in Early Childhood Education (8 classes let til graduation). If you go to my myspace at www.myspace.com/kirsten82 you will see photos that i took at the conference (they are crappy because I forgot my camera so i had to use my cell's camera). I also came back with 13 books (that I am starting to read).

Apr. 19th, 2007

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I took a quiz on the-leaky-couldron.org to predict the out come for the last harry potter book...personally i do not feel that harry will die (well i am not sure...it might happen though).

Nothing has been going on...just school and being obsessed with ebay. just in 2 days i have bidded and won 4 items. I won a longaberger tote bag...it is cute pastel stripes on it ( i was actually looking up fruits basket...the anime...and found this tote bag). I also won a guitar pick necklace (Isaac Hanson)and 2 bento boxes. Bento boxes are Japanese lunch boxes (look it up on ebay...to see them). One of the sellers has her own video blog that gives you tips and such to make food for your bento and such (http://www.bentotv.com). here are the links to what ive won:

Red Bunny bento

Green Kitty Bento

Isaac Hanson Guitar Pick

Longaberger Tote Bag

Right now i am doing a lot of homework...GRRR..the semester will be done may 15...yeah. So far they are not offering any classes i need for summer...so i finally get the summer off. So far i have A's in all of my classes...YEAH!!! all i need are 7 more classes and ill have a degree. I haven't decided if i want to go to a 4 yrs college to complete my degree. so far my degree that i will get here at CSM i can be a teacher's aide and own or work at a daycare. If i decide to go to a 4 yrs i will become a teacher.

I just want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with VA Tech and the victims families and friends.

Feb. 18th, 2007

Kyo Fan Girls

My Birthday and Friends Wedding

February 17th was my 25th birthday...I had a wonderful time. That was also the day that my friend Lindsay got married, I think it is kewl that we share that day together. I had a wonderful time at her reception (she is Mormon, so only close family is aloud at her wedding), I caught the bouquet...I think she was trying to give (throw it) to me. The bouquet is so beautiful (4 red roses and 4 white roses), her color theme was red and white.

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For my birthday my dad got me an 80GB external hard drive (Yeah), Sims 2 (cause my other one will not load...EVIL). My mom got me jewelry, $, and Alias season 5. My mom found a card that sings MMMBOP.....It is the kewlest card ever (it is not the whole song...just the chorus part). Today I will be having a party...mostly family and a few friends, It should be fun. I bought a small picture cake (the photo is of my mom, brother and I when i was about 4 years old) I cant wait to eat it...yummy. Well i should go and get stuff cleaned for the party!

Jan. 4th, 2007

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I'm in Washington state right now...I came out here December 17 and i am staying until January 21. I am having fun, Christmas was sooo much fun. I got to meet my new second cousin Jake James and his 3yr old half sister Celes. Celes is a handful...she loves superman and is a tomboy. New years was ok...my cousin Chanti and my Aunt was sick and my Cousin Alesandra went to a friends house, so i watched tv on my laptop. I do miss home and my kitties! but ill be home soon, even though i want to stay here also. But i have classes that start January 24th, so i have to be home for that. I got my grades from last quarter

English - B

Math - C (which is the best i can do)

Basic Art - B

EDU (special Education) - A

I am just going to relax and enjoy the rest of my vacation.

Dec. 7th, 2006

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What's Your Reputation at Hogwarts? (26 different characters)

Kind Slytherin (Trapped In The Right House For The Wrong Reasons):House: SlytherinBest Friend(s): Draco, Blaise, and Cedric.GryffindorsHarry: Isn't friends with you, but wishes he was.Ron: Asked you to stay at his house for the summer, claiming it was part of a "school experiment".Hermione: Admires your ability to break free from common school steroetypes.Oliver Wood: Has had a crush on you ever since you came to one of his Quidditch games wearing Gryffindor colors (the match wasn't against Slytherin, though).Fred and George Weasley: Aren't you're close friends, but not distant ones either. You hang out with each other during school, but not over summer.Seamus Finnigan: Tries to impress you so that you'll like him.Neville Longbottom: Wishes Ginny were as kind as you are.Dean Thomas: Doesn't know you very well, but still likes your companionship.Ginny Weasley: Thinks that if you were her friend, she would be more popular than ever (so she's constantly and annoyingly by your side).Parvati Patil: Laughs at your jokes and comments even when they're not directed anywhere near her.Padma Patil: Wonders if she would be like you if she were in Slytherin.HufflepuffsCedric Diggory: Met you when he was in third year when he accidently bumped into you and knocked you down. He was surprised when you apologized, and ever since you've been almost inseperable.RavenclawsCho Chang: Doesn't know that you're kind because she avoids you.SlytherinsDraco Malfoy: Envies that you know how to express your feelings to everyone. He wishes you would teach him to be more like you, even if he doesn't act like it on the outside. He tried to ask you out once, but you weren't falling for his slick charm (you know him better than anyone else).Crabbe: Only knows who you are because of Draco's rantings.Goyle: Same as Crabbe.Pansy Parkinson: Thinks you're a disgrace to the house of Slytherin.Marcus Flint: Worships the ground you walk on.Blaise Zabini: Is your best friend after you spilled your heart out to him outside near the lake. He found it amazing that you hated to be judged and disliked only because you were in Slytherin. Recently, he's tried to get you to notice that he wants to be more than your friend, but you never notice because Cedric or Oliver always manage to steal you away.TeachersDumbledore: Is extremely proud of the way you've handled your situation.Professor McGonagall: Doesn't know you very well, but sees past the stereotype of your house and treats you kindly.Professor Flitwick: Admires your skills in his subject.Professor Trelawney: Secretly hates that you are more liked than she is.Professor Snape: Adores you, even though you aren't cruel and evil.Filch: Ignores you because he's jealous of you're popularity.
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Nov. 30th, 2006


It has been a crazy thanksgiving break. I had to reformat my computer twice...that stopped me from doing my research paper which is due Saturday (no worries...im almost done with the paper). I haven't even done my art project yet and my sketches (this is what ill be doing this weekend). I procrastinate too much!

Today I went to my old high school (i haven't been in there since i graduated 5 years ago...it looks so different since they have renovated it) to observe a special education class for my observation paper for my EDU class. I really enjoyed that class, the students were very friendly and they wanted to show me what they were doing. Most of the students in this class are cognitively disabled, this one student named Justin wanted to show me how he can shred papers in the shredder (old documents and folders from the school).

The teacher was very helpful, she told me about what they learn in this class and what each child was in this classroom for. This is a new special education program is a Community Based program, they help students learn skills to live in our society (like cooking, reading, writing checks, etc.). This observation has made me think about becoming a special education class teacher, im not sure yet though if i want to do this.

Today was also my last day drawing nudes in my art class, im doing better at drawing figures (i still need practice). Next week we will be drawing a portrait close up. Today i got a new camera from walmart for my trip in 17 days to Washington state to have Christmas with my cousins and my aunts. the camera is at http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5301379 . I will be visiting my cousins for my whole school break so i will be with them from December 17 - January 21st, im so excited...i miss them so much. I will be meeting my new 2nd cousin for the fist time i cant wait to see him. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. That is it for now.

Nov. 13th, 2006

evil week

Last week was crazy...I got my stiches out on weds...a few hours after i got them out, my father was in a motocycle accident. He is ok, he was only going 10 miles per hour. Apprently the person in front of him stopped sudenly at a green light. He got 9 stiches on his head and he has a fractured left arm. He is doing good now. Right now im at school waiting for my art class to start in 1 hour...im listening to the extras on the fruits basket DVD, which is my new favorite show (anime). Today in my english class i had to do a play (we made a play from a story we read in class)...we did good...i hate doing things in front of the class...im sooo shy. I hope we get a good grade. the rest of the class did thier adaptions to viedo tape (no one in my group had a viedo camera...that is why we did it live). In art class we are learning how to draw faces (im drawing my cousin Alesandra)...Im having a harder time with making faces than i thought i would. I hope to get it soon. That is it for now.

Oct. 31st, 2006

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone. It has been crazy here lately. With projects, test and now my saturday class (which is from 9am to 3pm). I just got a deviantart account to add my artwork...i havent added them yet (because of a project) but i hopefully will have it up by friday. so go check it out...my account name is kirsten82. right now i only have my desktop wallpaper on it. but you can look at my favorites page...to see other peoples work that i like. I am now addicted to Fruits Basket..i love this anime...it is sooo kawaii which is cute in japanese. Everyone should check deviantart...even if it is not for me because you can see such beautiful art. well i have to go and get ready for math class...ack. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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