Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Test

This is going to be the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I'll do it.

My heart will break, but my faith will remain intact, I know it.

Please pray for me. Please pray for her. Please pray for us.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

An Early Start

Bad Justin. I've neglected this poor blog!

So a lot of new things have happened to me that I want to shaaaare with whoever is reading this. Which is probably nobody, but that's alright.

I turned over a new leaf, or at least completely turned over the leaf I was turning over but stopped halfway through? I got a became a member at 24 Hour Fitness and got a personal trainer. Her name is Devon Kidd. She's so funny! She's been a trainer for 25+ years, but she's new to the 24 here in PQ. When we were entering some info, I told her my area code is 92129. "Where's that?" she asked. "Uh, right here, actually!" She told me I looked athletic. I wonder if she was just buttering me up, but the gym already got my money, so maybe she was being genuine. But she also had a cold, so maybe the meds clouded her judgment haha.

I didn't really think about it, but working out at the gym is so much different than just running around the track at Mesa Verde by myself. I don't know anybody at the gym, not yet at least, but just knowing there's a lot of other people doing what I'm doing, or at leats similar, is comforting. I don't know why, but I always feel really safe when I'm with a lot of people, even if they're complete strangers. I like going on the elliptical machines and stationary bikes on the upper level because you can people watch while you exercise. It makes the time go so much faster!

I'm soooo excited for Ucla now! I went to College Honors Day this past Wednesday. Actually, my mom and I drove up on Tuesday because she wasn't sure how bad the traffic would be on Wednesday morning, and the event started at 8:45, so yeah. She didn't want to pay a lot of money for a hotel, so she got us a room in the Motel 6 in Hollywood, after saying that she didn't want to stay at the one near the airport. Turns out the one in Hollywood is ghetto as hell and the one by the airport was significantly nicer. Anyways, that was Tuesday night. Wednesday morning's drive through Westwood Village to Ucla was interesting. We drove by all the glitzy neighborhoods like Bel Air and Beverly Hills. All I could think about was the Weezer song's guitar solo. Wa wa wa wa wawa wa wa... wa wa wa waaa wa. We pretty much followed Sunset Boulevard for the longest time. It wasn't as glamorous as they portray it in the media. The Kodak Theater was really nice though! The area around it... not so much. The walkway with the stars on it wasn't that great either. We drove past an H&M and I wanted to go on the way back, but we didn't have time. Sorry Heather! I totally thought about it.

I didn't really learn anything new at College Honors Day. The same old stuff that's meant to convince people who haven't decided on a college yet that Ucla is the best. I already sent in my SIR so it was fairly pointless, but at least pleasant. I was there with Jessica and Kyle at least, so I wasn't alone and bored. Just bored. The food was really good, we got to eat in one of the cafeterias. I'm determined to have a freshman negative 15 than a freshman 15, so I made a mental note where the salad bar was haha. The campus tour after lunch was alright, stuff I already knew about. I just talked with Jessica and Kyle the whole time. The housing tour was at least informative. It reinforced my decision to choose the more social residence halls over the residential plazas, even though the halls are smaller. More opportunities to meet people, though! That's what I want most.

The drive home was not too exciting. We were supposed to meet my sister in Long Beach for dinner, but plans changed. We stopped by a Jack in the Box in some random place called El Segundo because we were starving. I told them no tomato on my chicken fajita pita. I bite into it, what do I taste? Tomato. They should call it El Suckgundo.

Hmmm and that was basically it for my Ucla adventure.

On Thursday I got my ears pierced at the mall. I went with Adrianne... she was freaking out more than I was though haha. It hurt much less than I thought it would. It was just like a pinch. Then we went to Katrina's house to hang out. I watched my first episode of The Office! I thought it was pretty funny, but I wasn't blown away or anything. I also played Rock Band for the first time with them. It was pretty fun, but I don't think I'd go crazy over it like a lot of other people do. I sucked at guitar. I sucked at drums. Singing wasn't too bad, but I only knew like two songs haha.

On Friday I touched pussies for 5 hours. Friends of Cats smelled. I only liked maybe 3 cats out of the 300 there. Enough said.

Saturday was the most epic cleaning I had ever done in my life. I went through everything in my room since my family's supposedly moving to Escondido or San Marcos in June. Ha! Yeah right. The most we'll get out of it is that we'll throw some of our junk away or donate it. My family's been thinking about moving for the past however many years. It's not going to happen. And if it does, then it will be to a house that's not as nice as it should be. But whatever, I'm moving out so it doesn't matter. But I seriously got rid of maybe half of the stuff in my room. I went through soooo much old schoolwork. I had stuff from 8th grade still. It took me all day to go through everything, rip my name off papers and recycle the rest of them, and whatnot. It was pretty fun actually. It was just me, my stuff, and iTunes.

Today I went to the gym again. I saw Ms. Talle working out and I totally wished I took AP Art History over AP Physics. Physics sucks balls. Then I got home and took a shower. When I was drying my hair, I forgot I had earrings and the towel caught the left one and it popped out. I freaked out at first because I thought I ripped it through my ear, but it wasn't anywhere near as serious as that. I tried to get it back in, but no luck. My mom got it through my ear backwards, but couldn't do it forwards haha. So I drove to North County Fair again, waited for somebody to open the thing, then got it re-pierced. I got a free earring out of it! Apparently the first one was semi-defective as the clutch wasn't as protected as it should be. Oh well. I'll just have to be more careful.

So here I am. I'm about to write my last paragraph or so for the gov community service thing. Then more Facebook! I'm meeting lots of new people from Ucla already. Kudos to whoever started the Ucla 2012 group. I feel more social already!