Sunday, September 26, 2010

Another Weekend Come and Gone

and another week of school begins. I think I'll survive, but you never know. Chinese takeout for dinner tonight. Yum. :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


If any of you follow Survivor, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. I mean really, how old are these people? Okay, rant over. It's not for me to judge, but sometimes it's hard. So anyway, this has been a pretty good week. School is going well, and the all important Bell Game is tomorrow night.My fingers are crossed. We had a humiliating loss last year, and it is now time for us to redeem ourselves.
image via Google
Tomorrow I get to watch Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail in my Brit Lit class. We took the test on the medieval period today and as a reward we get to watch a totally inaccurate movie! Woot! I love satire and sarcasm. Sarcasm is a lost art form, I think. Not many can use it correctly and even fewer understand what it means or when it's being used. It's almost a shame, but then I remember that sometimes it's more fun that way. 
Love, Meredith

Monday, September 20, 2010

This is the song that never ends...

Every day feels so much longer than the last. I feel like there is no time for anything anymore, hence the fact that I haven't posted in a week. When I feel like the whole world is rushing around me, I like to stop and think about some of the positive things that have been going on. For example, my high school football team totally smashed on our cross town rivals and the game this week is against our mortal enemies to win back the BELL. The school is crazy with spirit this week. High school football is so much fun. My friends all laugh at me because I get so into the game, but I just can't help myself. Why go to a sporting event if you don't participate? Another fantastic thing in my life: ABS has started back up. ABS stands for area Bible studies. It's my church's high school youth group program that allows us to fellowship on a more intimate level. We meet at different houses and have our studies in small groups of like 8 to 12. I love, love, LOVE ABS. Since I go to a public school, being able to meet and have meaningful discussions with other high schoolers is such a blessing to me. I can honestly say that my ABS group really kept me going last year and I know they will do the same for me this year. No matter how much you tell yourself you have everything under control, it's nice to have a strong group supporting you as well.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sirius Black

Oh, goodness. What is the obsession with Harry Potter? It's not even that good. I'll admit, there are parts of it that are interesting, but I wish that JKR would just get on with the plot already! I mean seriously. The characters are a bunch of babies (with a very small group of exceptions) and the story line is lengthy. Not as lengthy as Eragon, which I intend to discuss at a later date, but still long and very drawn out. I am one of the only people I know who hasn't read the series, so I'm totally out of the loop when I'm around those that have, which is the only reason I am putting up with this crap in the first place. I know what happens in the end, but when people start to discuss characters or specific plot events, I'm toast. The only reason I haven't put the third one down yet is because of Sirius Black. He is definitely my favorite. I already know that he isn't bad though. Rowling isn't very subtle with her foreshadowing. It's almost painful how obvious some of this stuff is. I don't understand how these books have made bestseller lists and all that jazz. They're just like Twilight. I mean seriously. Everyone is always raving about how much better Harry Potter is than Twilight, and I'm of the opinion that they both suck equally for different reasons. I regret deciding to read these. I would stop, but as I said before, I can't abandon Sirius now. I'm not making any promises on the fourth book. I can't stand Harry or Malfoy. Ron and Hermoine aren't awful, but they aren't great either. Snape is a pain as is Dumbledore. Who has a name like Dumbledore anyway? And don't even get me started on Voldemort. At least James was somewhat sinister. The only good thing about Harry Potter is Harry Potter spoofs. Those are super great. In fact, here's a great one. Makes me laugh every time I see it. So, I'll leave you all to ponder and enjoy A Very Potter Musical
Love, Meredith

Friday, September 10, 2010


Oh my goodness. It has certainly been a while. Time seems very short these days. Between cross country practice*, homework, guitar and random daily things, nearly a week has gone by since I visited last. Despite the fact that I'm so busy, I haven't really had anything to blog about. Things have been pretty quiet, if being up to my eyeballs in business can be counted as quiet. Today was a really good day though. Today is Friday, which always makes the day a little brighter and there are only 33 school weeks left until graduation. The time seems so much shorter when cut into weeks instead of months. My application to the University of New Mexico has been sent in, and I should hear back within a couple of weeks. I'm so excited. UNM is my dream school and I can't wait to go and live there. I'm pretty confident that I'll get in, but one can never be too sure. I just pray that UNM is God's plan for me. I pray that my love of the school comes from God and that He is guiding me there. I feel a lot more at ease about my future, knowing that God is planning every step of the way. I still worry, but I can definitely tell a difference between me and my friends who don't believe God is guiding their lives. They are so stressed about the future and dreading a time they should be anticipating. I'm so thankful that God is good.
Love, Meredith
*I do not run cross country. I'm the team manager. Running for fun? No thanks. =D

Sunday, September 5, 2010


My fingers are shaking so much I can barely even type. I started guitar lessons today and I'm super stoked. I've been wanting to learn for a really long time and, well, better late then never, right? The only problem is that I had to cut my pretty, long natural fingernails, since it's hard to play with them. It will take some getting used to. I've had long fingernails as long as I can remember, so the adjustment is going to take a while. But on the bright side, I have a new guitar.
Isn't she pretty? I can't wait until I'm good enough to rock out for real!