to be exact. I mean I had a beautiful day, an absolutely crazy, wild and perfectly high-schoolish day, but now I’m sitting in my room alone again and I know for a fact that my memories with those girls are over. Oh but you should have seen us today. And I was expecting today to go as it did because these girls are the people I used to look at in the 10th grade and wish I could be like them, so effortlessly wild and reckless in a way that only made them more interesting and I was the quiet person in the corner wondering how they did all the things they did and got away with it and how it was that everyone liked them. They were the kids you see in those high school movies and I wasn’t. Needless to say, we had the most exciting time. During the competition portion, I spent the time talking to Kaitlyn about life and blogging and just ourselves and it was interesting. She’s interesting. I’ve always heard things about her, but it’s not all true and she’s one of the most daring people I know at school. And her sister Marina is a sweetheart and she can rap like no other. And then during the lunch break five of us piled into Karla’s car and decided we were going to go get mcdonalds because Erica knew the way and then it turns out we didn’t and we were going so fast on those icy roads and I swear we almost died at one point, when the car skidded and we all freaked out and then we played the loudest most obnoxious music on the drive and we danced! And Erica and I were reluctant but we did and then we put the windows down and sang/screamed to the car stopped next to us at the red light and it was snowing and freezing and I don’t know why the hell we did that but it was SO fun and nobody cared that the songs all cussed and nobody cared that some people had no sleeves on, and we talked about the party someone had the night before and all we had heard of it and we imitated annoying people and we just did things because they were fun and you see, I live in Utah County where nothing is okay and everything is judged by everyone. To be able to spend a day freely with these girls was liberating. And then when we got lost because of Erica we wound up in the middle of nowhere, in the snowiest, most whitest field I have ever seen. And the only living creature anywhere near us was a lone buffalo and even the sky was white and so we all danced in the middle of the highway and took pictures and screamed at the top of our lungs and I laughed and they all did too and it was amazing to me. And when we finally made it to McDonalds we raced to the door, trudging through snow and my flats were filled with water but I didn’t mind so much because we were having a good time. I had a cheeseburger from there for the first time in like a year and we watched funny videos and laughed about stupid things and everyone was talking about twitters and instagrams and it was exciting! After lunch we went to Erica’s favorite antique store and we spent an hour there because it was beautiful and there was so much to look at and we had a photoshoot on the third floor because Erica suggested it and then we got our teacher a present from there and we bought suckers and we sat there and read a book about Elvis because why not. and there was just so much to look at it and ponder over. And then when we got back to the place we spun around in the rolly chairs and we danced with Brenna and Erica and I were frantically trying to get the stain out of her runway shirt and so we snuck into the laundry room and washed it there and nobody even noticed. And then we got back to dancing and Marina was rapping like Eminem and the other girls were giving us the most awful glares and stares, but we didn’t care because we had more fun than they did in the end. We lost, all of us. I placed third, and I still got two cuts of fabric, $200 worth of scissors, and a buttload of other stuff. So frankly, I didn’t care that I lost. I cared only that we let down my teacher because it’s the first time in 20 years or something that one of her students hasn’t won. And then all said our goodbyes and it was then that I felt bittersweet. And the stupid part is that I met some of these girls three weeks ago, and I really got to know some of them last week, and I barely got the chance to truly let them know me two days ago and as suddenly as that began, it ended. Competitions do that to people. You can’t make lifelong friends out of a contest. Yes, teamwork brings people together, for a while, but then as soon as its over we say our goodbyes and we part ways and they become another person to greet in the hallway on the way to third period or whatever. Oh well.
The public’s hate for Taylor Swift, though, is still awash in that new love affair scent. Hating Taylor Swift is cool now, because, oh my God, does she have to write a song about every guy she dates?
Well, yeah, she kind of does. Rather, she doesn’t have to, but why in the fuck shouldn’t she? For one thing, relationships are something musicians have been covering in song forever. It seems like a problem here because everyone knows who she’s singing about, but how is that her fault? Lots of easily entertained people want to know that kind of information. Why does that equate to Taylor Swift not getting to write the same kind of songs that so many men and women before her have written?
The power went out at 8 in the morning and it didn’t come back on until 11, after which it was announced to us that we would have an assembly. One that was planned the night before. In other words, a trainwreck of an assembly and I was forced to go. Before that, in first period, there was a boy who had the audacity to declare to the class that there is no sexism against women and that the real problem is the sexism towards men, which prompted a well-deserved argument, turned screaming fight. It was the only time I’ve ever spoken so loudly in class and said what I really thought. His argument was ridiculous and it’s a shame to say that half the class agreed with him, but those of us who do not really stood up for ourselves. five minutes before class ended I said my final argument and I got the entire class to shut up and just stare at me with my mouths gaping and I wanted to laugh at them because they’re so closed-minded and conservative and now I’m sure that now there’s about 20 people in the world who will more than likely never speak to me again, but it’s okay. They’re stupid anyway. After the assembly, I had fifteen minutes to take a test so I skipped it and went to a formal lunch that I was invited to and it was hilarious. It wasn’t supposed to be, but one of the performers didn’t show up so the one guy was trying to sing duets by himself and so he would sing his part and then there would be an awkward silence and he’d do his part and so on and it was just so weird, I wanted to laugh. And then all his jokes had to do with nudity for some reason and the old lady in front of me was all like “WHAT IS IT WITH ‘NAKED’!” in the loudest voice possible and I couldn’t help it and burst out laughing and then I had cheesecake. After that I went to volunteer for like 2 hours and there was nothing for me to do, so I read a magazine about working out and then late at night we went to City Creek because I needed jewelry to complete my outfit for the show tomorrow. Speaking of which, I’m both scared and completely calm about it. I’ve been told they’ll be judging both the clothing and the model, so basically me and the things I sewed. And that they’ll be watching us the entire time to see who they like best and that’s the scary part for me. That and the modeling. It’s all about pressure and perfection. I can’t have a flaw, it might cost me the trip and the new sewing machine and the mounds of free fabric I could get. And maybe a scholarship. It’s a lot and I have to be perfect, but I don’t know how to be for 10 hours. We’ll see. I don’t know. I’ll know by this time tomorrow if I won anything. As for right now, I’m deciding how I’ll wear my hair at the runway tomorrow.
I’ve had the weirdest day today like everything that could have gone wrong in a regular school day happened but then it wasn’t so bad, just weird. It really wasn’t even a bad day. Like I’m happy. I’m going up to Salt Lake right now to get last minute stuff for my runway outfit tomorrow. I’ll tell you all stories later tonight.
my favorite thing is when people are like “why dont they just change the entire mockingjay movie bc the book was too violent and sad” like how about you shove a sword up your ass and open your goddamn eyes bc guess what the book is just being accurate because war is violent and sad how about you grow up u fucking lima bean
my cozy new moose sweater arrived today and it’s so warm and cozy and oversized. I’m in love with it. I can’t wait to wear it to the christmas sweater party on Monday and then with leggings at school because it’s long enough and perfect!
so I just placed an order on the Taylor store and I used the coupon code FREESHIPPING just because sometimes that works for no reason and it freaking worked, I’m telling you you need to use that next time you order something from Taylor’s store. I saved like 9 bucks.
Taylor Swift Is First Female Artist In History To Sell Out Sydney's Allianz Stadium
SYDNEY, Dec. 5, 2013 - Taylor Swift is now the first female artist in history to sell out Sydney’s Allianz Stadium, as she kicked off the Australian leg of her RED tour last night to a capacity crowd of more than 40,900 fans. The seven-time Grammy winner and reigningBillboard and American Music Awards Artist of the Year is also the first female solo artist in twenty years to undertake a national stadium concert tour of Australia. (x)
I think it’s amazing that I’m even sitting here writing this. My friends’ account of the night might be a bit different to mine cause it was kinda all a blur but just roll with hit. This experience was something I have dreamed about since 2006. I saw the Fearless tour in…