Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ace of Spades

Courtney, we can just hide your Softball stuff in a big disco ball and then move to South America. We just need to ask the Magic Eight ball. You don't happen to have one, do you?

My mom is the music director each year for this middle school musical in Golden Valley. They put on Friday Knight Fever this year and I invited Courtney to last nights performance. It was there she fell in love! Courtney and Danny sitting in a tree! K-I-S-S-I-N-G! Only problem....her lover is in seventh grade.....

I hope you watch this little you tube video. It's our favorite song (right Courtney) and it clues you in on our secret handshake. (plus Danny sings in this song!)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Eight Kids

The matriarch of the Sovell family has passed on. Surrounded by her eight kids she spent the last few days of her life sitting in front of a big dead cactus. Being a ninety three-year-old women, she saw a lot. We were a part of two world wars, landed on the moon, and hosted Woodstock during her life time. Suffice to say, this queen had a nice long life.

I wouldn't bombard her when you see her. That's the last thing she needs right now, all she needs is a bit of ice cream (right Courtney?) and that's what I'm gonna' get right now.

Ah hey ma ma ma hey ah
Life in a northern town.
Ah hey ma ma ma

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Singin' In My Head

Walking into English I greet my teacher with a cherry "good morning" and everyone jumps to tell me it's not morning, and then they have a little discussion about how it's 'morning' for another 30 minutes.

As this discussion is going on I have the overwhelming urge to burst out singing 'Good Morning' from the musical Singin' In The Rain. Of course if I would do that half the class would think i'm weird and not understand what I'm singing and the other half wouldn't care.

Slumping down in my seat I glance around my friendless fifth hour, I guess I have to wait for home to rock out to the song. (you've GOT to watch this)

Good mornin',
Good mornin'!
We've talked the whole night through,
Good mornin'
Good mornin' to you.
Good mornin', good mornin'!
It's great to stay up late,
Good mornin', good mornin' to you.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Goooood Morning....

"Gretchen lost a tooth last night."

Great way to be awoken this morning. Mom came into my room when I started whining that the world could wait because I was going back to bed. Instead of singing her edited version of 'Good Morning' from Singin' In The Rain she told me a bit of news.

Apparently Gretchen lost her tooth last night, all I could think about was that she had a doctors appointment and was allowed to sleep in...

El Sol

Started watching October Sky today in history. We watched it last year in Science with Mr. Luke. I really liked it, and then (being the person I am, according to Courtney) I googled it. Man, can't believe that 'googled' is a verb.....

The movie was going to be called 'Rocket Boys', but they though that people wouldn't go see a movie called 'Rocket Boys', so they made up an anagram with the letters in Rocket Boys and got October Sky. I didn't know how appropriate it was until I remembered that it's all about Sputnik (the first man made satellite to be launched into orbit) and that it was launched October 2ed...into the October sky.....I'll let you mull over that. Nora's brother's twin is in the movie, kinda' creeps me out. The dude (guy on the far left) isn't quite as annoying as Reid, but hey, he tries.

I know most of you don't believe that there is a god, but could you pray for Ragan's family? I think they would really appreciate it.

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Monday, February 22, 2010

Together As One

The aura around her was like death. I slip into stride with her as I walked to English and she doesn't even smile. Her smile is what makes her, her. Realizing this my heart drops into my stomach and makes me feel like I need to puke. This feeling shouldn't be handed to someone as nice as her or her family.

The waves I've been suppressing from the summer after sixth grade roll over me and I try to push back all the emotions that wash down upon me. It's hard not to immediately think about Susan when I hear the word death. The whole ordeal really scarred me. I can tell you the exact moment I lost my innocence. Not something you really want to be able to do.

I'm sorry Ragan, I don't deal with death and sadness very well. I hate emotion, that's the real reason why I refuse to watch Titanic. I just want you know I'm here if you need me, I'm going to try my best. I love you.

here comes a time
When we head a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dass Es Good Ya

Dad was talking about how he wanted to get a VW Bug as a third car. Now, I've become obsessed.

Bit of a dull day really. Homework and then a Rosemary and Thyme marathon with Gretchen. She's really breaking in those DVDs. The weekend was great, had tons of fun on Friday and then just hanging on Saturday. This week I have a science test I'm so not looking forward to. Ah well, *all's well that ends well.

*Credit to Shakespeare :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Milk is My Name, Pizza is My Game.

I love milk. I don't know why some people don't like it. Hannah and I were talking about milk on the bus and we couldn't wrap our minds around the idea that milk is bad. I don't know if that's what other people feel like, but Hannah and I agree, it's amazing.

I had so much fun last night, the movie was really funny and even though Taylor Swift was stupid it almost made the movie even better. Then the pizza place (Broadway's Pizza I believe.) was cool, and our waitress was nice to us, no evil eye this time. I was the only one who ordered Milk though...figures.

Mikaela, now all I'm thinking about is Schindler's List. Man do I really want to see it.

Please Sir! Pt. 2

For those of you who were contemplating giving a donation to the 'Gretchen get Rosemary and Thyme Fund' I wanted to give you an update.

Dad had a surprise for Gretchen last night.

Guess what gretchen got?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Oohhhh Canada!

I hate the olympics, just thought you should know.

Other thoughts, Canada will one day rule the world. Just not any time soon.

*As before, click for better pictures. Not by me, here.

Why Me?

What high schoolers talk about, you know, if you were wondering.
  • Give me a pencil so I can stab you, then we can both leave.
  • Is that a Turkish flag? I don't know man, couldn't tell ya.
  • The sprinkle donuts, it's like eating a decoration.
  • The Earth is only six thousand years old, God told me!
  • High School Musical just makes me want to vomit profusely.
  • Women have rights too! (said by a guy)
  • I was thinking about taking a laxative this morning.
Are you disturbed/annoyed/laughing like me?

Oh Goodness...

Courtney did you tell Bliss? I really don't mind, but there was this...look...

I usually walk with Ragan outside to the buses and I meet her at her locker witch just happens to be right next to his. She was talking to him and then he, Ragan, and Bliss both looked over when I walked over and Bliss said, "Oh here she comes!" and gave me an odd look.....maybe I'm just paranoid.

I raised my eyebrows as a greeting to him and then walked away.....

I saw you
In your tight ass rocker pants
You saw me too
I laughed
'Cause I was completely trashed
And I watched your
Ugly girlfriend
Sneer across the room
As if, I really care
That she's here with you
All I know is...

Your my object of affection
My drug of choice
My sick obsession

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Jump With Me

he told me he liked my hair.

he went out of his way in the middle of the hallway and he told me he liked my hair.

and it's not who I told you about, it's the other guy.

What you've got boy is hard to find
I think about it all the time

Screw 'em!

"No more dating."

"John, Paul, George, and Ringo."

"...they felt they had no choice but to name their three daughters after Beatles songs."

"...founder of the Lonely Hearts Club."

"Boys were dead to me."

"It had been between her best friend and her boyfriend. Guess which one she'd picked.

"What to the evs!"

"You can't really have a club with one person."

"Driving While Under the Influence of a Boy."

"Things were a bit.....awkward."

"You're telling me that numbers one and three on my list were making out?"

"So, if I have to pretend to be a Beatle, can I be Yoko?"

"Well, he's a guy...."

"Thank God Todd Chesney sucked at Spanish."

"Here comes the sun."

*evil laughter*

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Please Sir!

So have I told you about my family's latest crazy? We (meaning my family) have these obsessions that last about.....humm...lets say four to five months. Last year it all started when I stumbled upon the first (ever made) Star Wars on TV. The next six Sundays (at 7pm) in a row were dedicated to one of the Star Wars movies. Then it went from that to Austin Powers, and then House (which has an odd tale all unto its self) and then Grey's Anatomy and now it's Rosemary and Thyme.

If you've ever listened to any kind of decent music then you would know about Simon and Garfunkel. Their most famou song is called Scarborough Fair (I guess it's tied with I Am A Rock) and the song goes like this:

british*Are you goin' to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.*british

The TV show ran for three seasons and aired on the BBC. It's about these two gardeners who happen to have 'mystery grow around them'. The best part? They're british. I was obsessed, but now that Mom and Gretchen are obsessed, I'm not so much. Don't get me wrong, I love Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, but I need a good dose of fat americans once in a while.

So, now Gretchen is taking donations to buy all three season from Amazon and I need to buy a safe deposit box. Maybe I'll go live with Meghan.

'Member Spay and Neuter!

"Sitzpinkler - A German word, slang for wimp, that literally means a man who has to sit to pee."

"Singleton, you need to believe in God worse than anyone I ever met."

"You amie lots of stupid crap."

"Two hours after passing the World's Largest Crucifix, Hassan brought it back up."

"Hassan Harbish. Sunni Muslim. Not a terrorist."

"We should probably save this for the second date."

"That's it. We are terse people. Terse and also hungry."

"....five minutes late some psycho's lobbing off my nuts with a machete while his schizophrenic wife makes Colin do push-ups on a bed of hot coals."

"What? Pigs don't speak Arabic?"


"Were on a trail/A trail of tears/There's a dip on my chin/and were gonna die here"

"And-I just want to make sure I have my facts straight here-she's naked?"

"Hassan mumbled, Sajill. Arabic for record."


"P.S. Just kidding."

I loved the book, especially the part about the schizophrenic wife. Do you like the Bob Barker quote? Spay and neutering is very important.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


To all of the douche bags in the world....happy valentines day, i guess.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Stupid Sookie

In an episode of Gilmore Girls Sookie bribes Lorelai to take care of her kids for her so that Jackson and her can go Skiing. After Lorilie agrees, Sookie talks about how she doesn't intend to ski at all and instead is going to curl up in the lodge and read a romance novel. I really don't know where she got that picture because, as I sit in a sweat infested lodge I can say, with great confidence, that I do not agree.

I am coming to you live from some place in the middle of Wisconsin, or Minnesota yea I know I feel really safe in not knowing where I am. Gretchen and Dad are braving the mountains, where as I am sitting in the lodge. I hate being around athletic people, specifically with a laptop, I feel like the 'Bill Gates' of the ski resort. To keep my mind off the creeper guy sitting a mer 5 feet from me, I'll tell you a little about my weekend.

On Thursday I watched Rosemary and Thyme (a TV show from the BBC) until at least 2 in the morning. I was set upon being an advanced algebra teacher for an all boys school in England just so I could forever listen to British people talk. Why advanced algebra? I want to teach older kids and I don't think I would be a very good English teacher over in another country, plus teaching math would be a breeze.

Friday I woke up and watched five more episodes with Mom and Gretchen. Then I got ready for my sleepover with Courtney, but before I could grace Courtney with my presence I got my hair cut. I love getting my hair cut, the best feeling in the world! I also watched the opening ceremonies for the Olympics. 216 competitors for the USA! (in your face Russia)

Saturday (a.k.a today) I watched Courtney bowl, and made fun of people with (Courtney's brother) Ryan. Then I (along with Courtney) proceeded to lay around the house and do nothing. I did watch My Life as Liz OnDemand, the chick stole my name!

If this creeper dude kills me, I just want to let you know I have appreciated all (well most) of your friendships.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Relaxation Day Indeed!

What did Liz do when she got home?

She looked at this...

...then she saw this and agreed....

....and she about fell out of her chair laughing at Robert and Victoria....

....and then felt for Michelle Obama.....

...and became very proud to be a Norwegian.....

...finally she updated her blog after being on her computer for four hours straight.

*note, click on pictures to get better image, you'll thank me later. Also none are mine! Find them here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bed Head

Today was a crappy day. I completely agree with Meghan. We had that creepmister assembly where I had to sit on the stairs with Tess and then people were molesting Ragan. Seriously, I had to hit them with my trusty bat to make them go away. Then I decided to wear the gossest outfit to school today were as Bliss had on the cutest dress....though I did mate with her today during Biology, yep good old evolution.

Mom said she was having a bad hair day, and a bad day. This was the first time in a long time that she decided to cave in a get take out of dinner. Sure we do it during the weekend, but not really during the school week. I think I'm having a bad hair week. It's gross....just like my disgusting English book, which I won't tell you about because I hate it that much.

To top it all off I had to make a CD for Courtney and Tessa, who are like the music queens of the world (and Meghan is too! Don't worry) so I really didn't know what else to put on the CD. It's probably just crap. Goodness.....

Stop stop talk talking that
Blah blah blah

Friday, February 5, 2010

When In Woodbury

I have no words, nothing in my vast vocabulary of the english language can describe tonight. I had so much fun, even in the midst of anger. Well, I guess Courtney took it out on her ice cream. Poor little (it was medium according to Courtney) ice cream cup....

The movie (When In Rome) would have been a better book. We decided that after we saw it tonight. It was super funny, but kinda' cheesy. Especially the end, it was like the end twice in a row, but once in an art gallery and the other in Rome. The girls name was Elizabeth Ann, which I found cool, not many people have the name Elizabeth in movies. It's usually cool modern names.

It's kinda' stupid, but I felt like the movie was talking to me....??? I never want to get married and I would chose my job over a boyfriend. I found it kind of sad, because the girl was a real....dummy. Plus, she was called Beth. If I ever started going by that then Mom wouldn't speak to me again....she hates that name.

Wow, just googled When In Rome to find some music to find the lyrics to put up and I learned something weird. Josh Duhamel (the guy in When In Rome) is married to Fergie...

I'm to taken aback I'm not gonna' post lyrics.....

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Man, today was really....dull, I guess. I think it's because I didn't wear any perfume. That's what I blame it on. I always wear perfume. Today, as I was sitting in the bus listing to my friends whine about how we were going to be late to school again, I resized that I was wearing none. I was kinda' sad.

Then in school it was just as "dead as a doorknob" as Charles Dickens would say. Two videos both (oddly enough) about Charles Darwin and has evolution theory. Math was even boring. Spanish was blagg along with silent reading time (again) in English. Ahh, then Video.

My saving grace. I showed Mrs. Drew the beginning of my music video (which I have now finished) and she plus the rest of the class who was crowding around the computer loved it. And I mean loved it. Then Courtney helped me finished it when I got home, then we went to dance.

I also taught someone how to side skip today, so that was fun and had another weird encounter with the guy from video, but I'll save that story for later. You know, keep you wanting more.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


This past Sunday, after arriving home from my Wisconsin weekend with Courtney, I plopped down on the couch with Dad. The past week he had decided to get an apple TV (Yep just another one of Apple's ingenious ideas to make more money) it seemed to have slipped by Dad that we already have a TV. I think this all traces back to Grandpa, darn grandparents!

Anyway, Dad was fooling around with the TV and he was watching youtube videos (like this awesome michael jackson video that they made in a Philippine prison) then he check out the itunes store and was looking a the podcasts for Apple when I saw it.

There was a video podcast, about the ipad. (here's a cool article that Dad sent me today)

First, ipad? It just reminds me of that time of month and how I write on Gretchen's products, smile I'm a pad!

Second, I spent an hour and a half yelling at Steve Jobs. Then the people on screen would clap. Dad said he probably paid them to clap at certain points in his presentation.

I was angry, it looked cool and fun to play with, but to have, hello! There isn't even a place to load in a CD much less a DVD! Goodness......Hello Steve Jobs! You're not God!

Monday, February 1, 2010

I See You

I have very intelligent friends. I can't stand being around people who don't know what their talking about. So, if you know me and you know for a fact that I like you then your safe. I guess it's just one of my odd pet peeves, with the other being talking to people when I'm in a dressing room. Out of the many intelligent people I'm going to talk about just one, the Piano extraordinaire, Sonia.

You would think she would be smart enough to hid her blog URL better, but no. It's not that she's computer retarded. No, in fact in eight grade her blog for Civics was amazing. She's good, like better than me good. I know, hard to find....

So here's a message to you Sonia. If you don't want people reading your blog then don't comment (multiple times) on Meghan's blog. You don't think I'd check my own wife's blog? Now that I (and Courtney) have the URL good luck getting us not to creep on you.

May the best stalker win.

You Married A What?

Today during lunch Meghan had a....let's call it spaz attack. It's not her fault, in no way is it her fault. I think the person to blame here is the blog inventor and bacteria.

You see, Meghan went out with friends on Friday and then proceeded to lay in bed all of Saturday because she was feeling like crap. What do you do when you're sick? Well I, personally, watch movies all day and lay around on the couch. Apparently Meghan enjoys updating her blog....constantly....

I came home from my weekend and saw that she had about a million updates to her blog and the whole time she was ranting (of course, I like those post the most) and then she was talking to the readers and...oh boy...I was concerned.

So, Meghan was telling us at lunch about her long weekend and how her mom told her to take this medicine this morning which made her crazy and poor Ragan was just sitting their shocked by the whole thing. I don't think Meghan has ever talked that much in one sitting.

I've come to this conclusion:
1. Ragan is very innocent
2. I should never go anywhere without a computer
3. I married a crack whore

Love you Meghan