Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A La Abbs

I haven't updated lately, as NL was so kind to remind me. I read Abbs' exceedingly long post and was rather inspired by it and decided to make one like hers except about MY summer. My blog has become kind of my journal, so this will serve as my summery for myself about the last 3 months. Here we go...

June 8- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! was SO ready, you have NO idea!! The "cream of the 11th grade" chemistry class went out for breakfast to Red Hot Inn, despite the horror stories Steve has told us. did frantic last second studying, sharing of programs, and generally panicking (sp??). realized if we didn't know it by then we were screwed!!
June 9- went shopping w. linz for the rocking party planned for the night. got food, utinsels, all the other necessary party stuff. It was a rather hurried trip, but did ok. decided I needed coverup for said pool party. made very hasty trip with maria to AE to buy brown dress thingie which i wore all summer. went flying home from mall to FHFAC where mrs dykstra played drill sargent. was usher/program passer with sars, christy, hooter scooter, arnie, and scuba steve at graduation ceremony. clapped for doug when he crossed stage. got bored during endless speeches. promised self to make paula's speech next year thrilling beyond belief...or SOMETHING. gave hugs, took pictures of official class of '06. Sent every1 to pool despite rather cool temps. Fed people, took video for gordon, took pictures, watched guys look HILARIOUS dancing to boombox (i know, at a PLYMOUTH party...and they were wearing SWIM SUITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) went home with steve and Di, watched Just Like Heaven, made me cry from...various memories.
June 10- work
June 12- First day of up very reluctantly, almost drowned due to out of shape-edness. Went to Kimmy's openhouse with Sars. Met Kamperdykes at Icecream Garage.
June 13- Got passport application just in case something worked out. Went to Rachel Verhey's for supper with Sars to talk about sunday school classroom stuff. answered phone on way to jenny, who wanted to make sure I hadn't gotten lost YET!! found out that when you park on the street you have to park the same way as traffic...or something...and then if you park in a driveway you can't block the sidewalk.
June 14- helped clean up random yard to get money for class fund with Sars and co. volunteered at heart clinic. went back to sars's house for pizza (little caesers with buttered crust and parmasan, the ONLY way to eat it!!). had guys to the pool. came home with 'em and met di and heather and watched mean girls. reminisced about gordon.
June 15- went to panera with swimteam girls after practice. got passport picture taken. volunteered at childrens hospital.
June 16- Skipped swimteam. worked. went to bridgets openhouse, only took ONE wrong turn. went to grand haven with sarah, brent, sam, amos, VD. took first feet picture of the season. watched sam and brent drink vernors from plastic bottles w.o labels, making it look like...something other than pop. got accused by some random lady of being drunk. drove to brents house. spazzed out cuz thought lost phone, found in pocket.
June 17- Kari's openhouse, one wrong turn. Mel's openhouse, two wrong turns.
June 19- mall with maggie. met bri and wally at pool.
June 20- pool with maggie. find out that JOHN CAN COME to africa with me. tell every1 I know, email miskins to say will be coming. go to BW's to watch something or other with sam and steve.
June 21- attend first swim meet, refuse to swim individual events, swim relays. we kicked MVP's butts. pick up movie stuff so can work on movie for gordon. go to passport place, pay like, $170 for expedited passport, thinking will need. volunteer, tell every1 about africa. come home, find email from mrs miskin saying can't go to africa this summer. get VERY bummed. babysit.
June 22- skip swimteam. take kids to the library, icecream. work on gordon's movie. volunteer.
June 23- go to IHOP after too much. make IPOD mix. go to pool. work. work on movie.
June 24- sam and steve come to pool. work.
June 26- Childrens hospital first monday. whitecaps game with every1 and amanda and Christie and Lauren and doug and davie. get bored after 3rd inning. sit in front of these obnoxious people who ended up being from south africa. ate super good icecream dots thingies. stuck kissable stickers over everything.
June 27- switch to tuesdays for childrens hospital. McDonalds with Deshay and RJ from sunday school. go see paula, look at pictures, laugh a lot.
June 28- swimmeet vs. ridgemoor. volunteer. work.
June 29- pool with amanda. volunteer. work on movie.
June 30- IHOP breakfast. pool with maggie in afternoon. every1 plus brent's new girlfriend kelli (kelly?) to pool at night. minigolf, coldstone, back to my house for a little while.

K, i'm done with june and it took super long. in order to not drive anyone crazy, everything in moderation, I'll write July tomorrow, k?

It's tomorrow today.
July 4- went to the bike parade with family and the Gades. Amanda and I talked mr frisch into letting us ride in his '60something convertible blue corvette...i LOVE old cars!! went to Luke's allstar baseball game where it was like 400 degrees. he hit a single and a double and a triple...apparently impressive:-) headed to aunt faith's for supper with VD side of family. left around 7 with linz to get nick and then on to get john, who wasn't home. discovered could let self in house if so desired...stuck head, yelled for john, left in great confusion. met every plus abbs and davie (JUST FRIENDS!!). ended up finally getting ahold of john, waited for him. headed off to downtown fireworks, managed to get lost for a minute or two...nothing like celebration thankfully. parked at kendall lighting, walked to pearl st. bridge, claimed a good spot. met amanda and lexi, john tried to teach us how to play egyptian rat screw, but Lexi and I were waaaaaaaay to ADD to handle that, lol. watched the fireworks, ooooooooh, aaaaaaah, and etc. ended up at (go figure, i was with john) 7/11 cuz everything else was closed. brought john home, borrowed peter pan.
July 6- swim meet vs. heather downs, we beat 'em. volunteered.
July 7- John leaves for CA. stayed home, watched a movie.
July 10- work. sunday school meeting with sars at which met guy who goes hhwhy or hhwhy not. went to icecream garage.
July 12- swim meet away at northville. missed 15 and over medly relay, incurring gary's wrath. volunteered. packed for camping trip.
July 13- day 1 of bazen/dv camping trip. drove up to leeland, parked, rode ferry to S. manitu island. met ONLY firefighter on the island, learned not to leave fire going, that it would take 8 hours to get help if hurt self on dunes, and if woke up firefighter cuz of noise disturbance he WOULD do something about it. found out have carry EVERYTHING a half mile, wouldn't have been bad if had packed light...which i HADN'T!! was terrible, almost died. got dragged on 10 mile hike that was only supposed to be 2 or 3 miles, so wore sandels...not ideal hiking shoes. stopped at inland lake literally crawling with little frogs...think egypt ok, SERIOUSLY!! ended up on other side of island, had to go all the way around the far side to get back...VERY long. by end was no longer hiking, was barely crawling at snails b called it strolling. no showers, so washed hair in lake that could easily have had ice cubes floating in it it was so cold!!
July 14- day 2. woke up, packed up, carried everything BACK to dock. watched guys fish. took picture of firefighter. took walk up lighthouse. laughed hysterically at guys "naked" picture, easily highlight of the trip. rode ferry back, painted brents nails while he was sleeping. had pizza in town. headed to next campsite, only got lost once...i wasn't even driving!! watched guys fish again. took real shower. sat around campfire. watched S and S shadow about rated X!! another highlight of trip. mr b, the fire's still going...we hear "call the ONLY firefighter on the island!!". MR DV, we need an analogy!!
July 15- day 3. went ca-no-ing. paula didn't abandon me. watched mr dv fish while mr b tried to paddle. saw eNORmously large spiders. made it back to camp, packed up, headed out.
July 17- pool day. talked to amos and VD all the home from canada. got picked up by them, went to meijers, then to ball, then to icecream. watched in fascinated horror as Sarah got some random guy's number. rode home with her in hurricane-like storm.
July 18- senior picture fiasco...b/c of said hurricane-like storm was unable to be outside, had to redo hair from perfectly straight to curly plus pick out new outfits with about an hour's notice. volunteered.
July 19- mourned day prolly woulda left for africa. day two of senior pix. straight outside day. watched the kids swim in prelims.
July 21- swam relay in finals, which we won by a landslide. maria over, did my hair, ended up at rivertown with john, jais and cali. really like jais and cali, even if jais does burn mating japanese beetles. brought jais and cali back home, went home to get Chris abbs and lauralen and met maggie and amanda at the FHFAC to watch beauty and the beast. took john's pimp picture, lol. met guys at IHOP for midnight snack. CAL overnight.
July 24- had every1 to pool, went to subway for supper, watched volleyball at manhattan park, went to spaans' pool, got majorly splashed and eaten by mosquitos.
July 28- went to party with maggie...super awkward, didn't know anyone, plus don't dance. left together and just went to meijers. john called, talk until 2:30 am, set new record (3 hr, 35 minutes!!)
July 29- worked, talked to jesse until like, midnight.
July 31- maria overnight before...august 1 events.

will write august tomorrow.


Blogger eChuckler said...

"will write august tommorow."

Well, how about posting it tommorow?

6:05 PM, August 27, 2006  
Blogger born2fly said...

ahhh erika...i cant wait to hear all the great stuff from aug!! can u belive we're in school??? it sucketh!!

3:55 PM, August 29, 2006  

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