Tuesday, August 29, 2006


So, since you were all in SUCH great suspense over what my last month has been like, I GUESS i'll update:-)

August 1-3- cran hill camp. see BLANK post below for details
August 4- hung out at pool. got conned into working for Joe...NOT cool, turns out everyone went to Grand Haven *glares at Joe*
August 5- pool, work
August 7- pool day. went to get john around 8:30, went to icecream. got tired of that, decided to go to McDonalds, sat for about 20 mintues, got sick of that, decided to go to Meijers. john tells group can get jelly beans for free, every1 wants to see. puts like, 4 of 'em in a bag, takes to self checkout, where scale doesn't register weight, so amount says $0.00. almost gets away with it until random meijers employee sees, makes john pay a nickle. i was, of course, mortified. sat in parking lot for awhile, went home.
August 8- amos's sr pix. he decides needs clothes...go to mall, don't find much. di and steve come later. volunteered. came back to mall with linz to get super good deals at aero, all tops 50% off!!
August 9-12- degraffs cottage on Lake MI...it was really beautiful, I LOVE it out there. 'course, can only stand so much of family continously, was ready to leave, lol. on the 11th went to Annie with Gade girls. Amanda forgot her cellphone, little fruitcake. made it to ben and jerry's with about 2 minutes to spare before it closed at 11, didn't even get LOST ok!! SCORE!!
August 14- Student council breakfast at *gag* 7:30. went to meijers with christie and lauralen to copy cran hill pix. went with paula to pick up valencia, took to children's museum. wrote letters to clifford and emily elizabeth, made dog biscuts, tried on bee keeper clothes, played with bubbles for ages, had a blast in all actuality. took to coldstone for icecream before brought home. worked.
August 15, 16- volunteered, worked.
August 17- started to worry about hoffmaster. got maggie to go grocery shopping with me in the a.m. FHF donated all the food...$207 worth, totally awesome of them!! flew home, unloaded, changed to go to maria's sr pix with her. got royally stuck in traffic despite nick and jesse's best efforts. ended up being half an hour late to her appt. had to reschedule, she was NOT happy. went to mcdonalds for icecream (take5 mcflurries are the best things EVER!!) came home for a little bit, went to volunteer. still have to get everything ready for camping, maria sposta come help, so i put it off until about 10 until realize she isn't coming, begin frantically making hamburger patties. John calls with news that he's LEAVING for 2 weeks. Pete had come home, talk to him for like an hour before remembering that I still needed to talk to john a whole bunch more, talk to him until about 1:30.
August 18- dad's bday...3rd yr in a row gone on his bday:-/ Day 1 of hoffmaster trip which actually took place at the Muskegon state park. got crap cuz was last to get to school. unloaded van, reloaded into daryl and mr dv's vehicles. rode to hoffmaster (its really muskegon, its just that since we always call it hoffmaster, thats what i'll refer to it as) with daryl. heard horror stories about his gf and their huge hiking and camping escapades...she's a brave girl, thats all I have to say!! set up camp, got dragged on hike, swam at beach for awhile, made supper. called phil to save us from the plight of not having eggs or butter, as I'd left them in our fridge at home. as always he had a calming effect and solved the problem. rest of campers arrived. hooter scooter, sam, bob tell HILARIOUS stories about sylvania vacation of previous week. went back to beach, had girl talk with girls (every 15 seconds!! lol!!!), watched guys play football, huge game of keepaway guys vs. girls. back to camp, made fire, listened to mr dv talk about being "media saturated" among other things...interesting discussion actually. played flashlight tag. ate marshmellows *ahem* I mean marshmAllows. went to bed around 2:45, didn't sleep till about 3:30 because of peeping bob, among other things.
August 19- day 2 of hoffmaster. had breakfast, scott doesn't know how to eat french toast...he thinks ur sposta dip it BACK in egg after you fry it!! girls valiantly resisted all efforts by chaperones to try to make us go on another horrible fight. translated: barracaded selves in tent and blatently refused to come out. guys collapsed tent arround us, tried to drown us with water thru windows. we won, they left. mr dv later said if the tent had been stronger he'd have had the guys carry it super far away so we had to hike back!! cleaned up camp, way ezier without guys around. recalled icecream sign, took seth's car to go find...VERY good stuff!! came back to camp to find a bunch of irate hiker guys demanding lunch. fed the guys, finished cleaning up. guys headed to grand haven, girls went home. unloaded mr dv's van, reloaded my van with everything. came home, re-unloaded van, was VERY tired, bed early!!
August 21- got ditched on movie day with steve...put me in bad mood! went to mall with CAL. tried on cupcake dresses at marshall fields. a few were practically obscene!! took pix, laughed a lot. drove to icecream, ran a red light, causing lauren to burst my eardrum with her hysterical screams. enjoyed icecream, headed home.
August 22- last tuesday day at DeVos sadly. got haircut, eyebrows done. met jesse at random church. went with him to meet nate, who's really a marshmAllow inside, at meijers. hung out there for a bit, looked for 12 gauge shells...or something, laughed at guys spazzing out cuz there weren't any. met maria and nick at ucellos. got super good dessert, didn't even have to PAY, lol. sat in parking lot, "broke up" with jesse (for any and all who would spread rumors, we aren't and weren't going out, thats a JOKE!!), waited for ages and ages for nick and maria to say goodnight and get the "last grab". rode home with maria, she spent night. watched failure to launch, always a good time. talked about my dream of recent nights, laughed, went to sleep around 3.
August 23- slept in, maria long gone. volunteered.
August 24- cleaned up ctyd with christie, lauren, drew and jake...the ONLY SC members who could come *rolls eyes* ended up spraying large amts of roundup where weeds were found. worked.
August 25- last day of summer!! worked, every1 else went to motocross, which put me in VERY VERY bad mood. talked to jesse later.
August 28- sooooooooob, first day of school. i made a motion to put on sack clothe and ashes and pluck out out beards, but it didn't pass:-) tried to remind self is sr. yr, will be a blast prolly. talked at assembly about grafting *rolls eyes* but trust me, it was better than the one about rowing boats together or the infamous signs...don't ask!! no, i talked about student council, not grafting, thats just what the assembly was about, lol. linz let me down in leading the clapping, lol. went thru day in a sort of daze. davie brought me my PEACH, which actually totally made my day come to think of it. had traditional first day of school pool party despite cold temps and RAIN!! not cool. a few ppl swam for like, 45 minutes. played volleyball in the rain for actually quite awhile. guys went to play bball, girls hung out in covered room chitchatting. reluctantly ditched former plans for whitecaps game due to rain, headed to applebees not knowing where would go from there. laughed at hostess lady who shamelessly flirted with guys. there were like, 15 of us, poor waiter guy, but we gave him a good tip, lol. decided to go to seth's house. watched ladder 49, i def. cried...omg, it was just so SAD ok!! sad movie put me in sad mood, went to icecream half heartedly. took some pix n stuff. yelled at steve when he poured icecream ALL OVER my windshield...yelled LOUDLY actually, enough so that he apologized the next day!! drove home, read, talked on phone until about 10 after 12.
August 29- that'd be today. day 2 of school, sigh. got homework in 2.5 classes...precalc was suggested, not yet required, lol. went to skills with maria at noon on errand for mr b, seriously almost got really hurt. maria was pulling out and some guy ran a red light. thankfully she'd waited a cpl seconds before going when the light turned green, so instead of broadsiding her little car he instead hit the nice new jeep next to us who'd pulled out a second before us. if he'd hit us...omg, it woulda been HORRIBLE. went back to school, decided would really be enjoying last hour studyhall. made last minute decision to get valencia, kaiden, and alexxus and take 'em to the pool. they totally wore me out, lol. i lost track of how many times I had to remind 'em to WALK please!! but it was fun, i love those kids. actually ate supper at home, shockingly. sat down to write this blog post. have to go get gas and christie a bday card, as i TOTALLY forgot about her bday today *grimaces* will go do that, then prolly talk on the phone until way too late again.

i'll write about tomorrow and the next day this weekend. i kinna like this month summery thing tho, i think i'll keep doing it each month!!


Blogger scarlatti said...

erika: you lead a hectic life. and whats the new rules bout no make up and no slogan t shirts and crap? is it trrrruuee??

11:02 AM, August 30, 2006  
Blogger eChuckler said...

So Plymouth is run by a bunch of extreme legalist? How fun! *gags*

1:07 PM, August 30, 2006  
Blogger Erika said...

Scarlett, the rumors are all too true!! us girls all laughed hysterically at the idea of trying to enforce a rule against makeup...SO not happening *rolls eyes* slogan tshirts idk rly about...i guess i still don't get what a slogan is, lol. oh, also only clear nailpolish, equally stupid...i LOVE nailpolish!! AND earrings can't be dangly if they can't be covered by a dime!! i ALSO love dangly earrings!! oh, and for the record I've seen two teachers already breaking these rules...go figure.

Chuck, 'tis closer to the truth than you may imagine. also, the teachers READ this blog *rolls eyes* not that I have feelings on THAT idea!!

4:10 PM, August 30, 2006  
Blogger Darselo said...

Trust me, you can get to miss the place after a couple days in college. At least you KNOW people, and get to go home at 3... And the bus brings you to your house! And there is only 1 building, with only 3 hallways! Such luxury.

7:33 PM, August 30, 2006  
Blogger Darselo said...

One thing remains the same though- cheesy metaphors at the opening assembly. Grafting, eh? We had bridges, as well as Past/Present/Future

7:35 PM, August 30, 2006  
Anonymous Dr. Phil Donhavaclue said...

It's crazy how women can write such long posts! i don't think that my posts could hold my attention for more than 5 minutes.

12:19 PM, August 31, 2006  
Blogger born2fly said...

WHAT?!? teachers read blogs?? eww!! neways erika, i still havent forgotten about the dreaded "One boat, one direction" either...it haunts me

7:01 PM, August 31, 2006  
Blogger Erika said...

Darci, don't get me wrong, I'm gonna miss the IDEA of highschool like crazy next year. I HATE change more than pretty much anything except pepper on food. it's just that...idk, i'll get over it, yanno? just need to settle into the old routine is all. and ur TOTALLY right about the cheesy metaphores...omg, it's HORRID...worse than FRUITBASKETS!!

celloist, lol. my beloved blog has become more for me than for others, even though admittedly i'd be devestated if no1 ever commented ever again. that, my dear friends, is why I depend on all of u to feign interest in my...i can't think of a proper adjective...life.

Abbs, TELL me about it!! just one or two prolly...but enough that I'm convinced that we need to cause more trouble or something so they have something to do:-) and yah, that boat one was one that will live in our nightmares, lol.

8:47 PM, August 31, 2006  
Blogger eChuckler said...

I dedicated a post at TEI to you. I hope you enjoy it. :)

10:07 PM, August 31, 2006  
Blogger scarlatti said...

erika: i updated. no big posts, not like yours...:D. but i did. so there COMMENT EVERYONE!! EVEN ECHUCKLER... who hasnt been for a looong time...sniffs

12:27 PM, September 02, 2006  
Blogger born2fly said...

hmm i had this huge comment about how teachers should spend there time looking up the word "slogan" in the dictionary, but then i thot better of it

12:57 PM, September 03, 2006  
Blogger Erika said...

Chuck, I loved it...it totally made my day!!

Scarlett, I did indeed comment, have no fear.

Abbs, I woulda just left it;-) NOT that I'm by ANY means advocating teacher disrespect...i'm JUST saying, lol.

6:03 PM, September 04, 2006  

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