Haven’t been able to blog over weekend so I’ll give you a recap of what happened:
Woke up at 6 in the morning. Was too excited to sleep. I took a shower and went downstairs to read and watch some TV. At around 10, I got ready for the party/ Quinceanara that I was gonna go to. I arrived there on time when they started the Church thing. I couldn’t understand a thing the priest said because he was talking in Spanish. That was the first time I saw Chelsy in a dress. :O So we hung out with her cousins, Anahi, Pepsi, and Yvette. Then we went to the garage to play with the WII. First time I ever played Mario Kart. And I was terrible at driving. Then we went to the place where they were going to party and it was hecka fun. Tons of dancing, food, and I met new people. Chelsy started ignoring me at the end but I guess she was busy with everybody else. I left during the band performance. Cake was good.
Went to another birthday party, this time at the park. Really fun. It was Ryan’s party and he turned nine. Found out he had a dog. She was so cute. We did many activites including some kind of relay race. Our team won and got medals. Then we hit the pinata. I cracked it :D. And I got a whole bunch of candy. So in the evening, we played Tug-O-War. The teams I were on almost won. Then we went biking around the whole lake. My bike was flat so it made it harder for me to pedal. Good news is they had a pump. I was hecka tired though.
Did nothing much. Talking on Phone. Bye
Starting from Wednesday….
Wednesday: Went to the Science Museum of Academy thingy with my cousin’s and with his cousins. The Museum had a free Wednesday so we decided to go. But by the time we got there, the line was at least two miles long. We walked for 30 minutes and still couldn’t find the end of the line. It was that long. We ended up going to the SF Zoo instead. Pretty fun. I came back and was so tired. Then my mom, me, and my brother went to Eastride to find some stuff: A dress for me and basketball shoes for my brothers. I bought my dress. It wasn’t the one I wanted from Papaya but very similar and very comfortable. My brother bought these black and blue Jordans. They are hella nice. Convinced my mom to buy a foam cleaner for shoes, a water proofer, and an Oxy stick. All that for 10 bucks. The sales guy also helped convince her. :D
Thursday: Went to Maze Days. Saw Barbara there. Ew. Went inside and saw my Math and Science Teacher, Mr. McMullen. Didn’t say much. I also saw Jessica there. Lol. Jessica, Ms Hiura, Dhezyric, and Kiana were talking about food and Jollibee when I got there. It was kinda funny. After we picked up my brothers, we went to the optometrist in Milpitas. My eyes grew from a -5 to a -6. I will go blind if it gets any worse. Got a Taro Snow Bubble. That was good. Went to Great Mall to try to find flats for me to go to the party with. Couldn’t find any shoes but my brother did. He bought another basketball shoe, yellow and black this time. Now he has two. Luckies. The sales people at Kids Footlocker didn’t convince my mom to buy something as well as the Finishline people did.
Friday/Today: Stayed at home all day. Read a little bit. Finished my book. My back is killing me for sitting like this. Got to go.
School starts in one week. :O That means it’s gonna get cold. I almost have all my school supplies. Kinda can’t wait to see my friends again. Today, I talked to Chelsy and played Territorial Wars Online against her. I could’ve beat her but I killed myself accidentally. I have 2 AP classes in my schedule, Language Arts and Social Science. Guian, Kurt, and Theresa are in my class.
Last night, my dad overreacted because I was going to a Quinceanara. He kept asking my mom, “Do you know what they do there? Do you know the traditions?” But my mom is still letting me go on Saturday to the Party.
My fat cousin came over and he bought this really expensive Nerf Gun. He is now bleeding. Got to go. My brothers want me to pretend to be a zombie for them. Later
#1. The Mass Text
It’s Friday night, you’re at home on the couch, and you get a text that goes something like this: “What are you getting into tonight?” You know for a fact that this very same text just went out to 20 other people at exactly the same time, and that the sender is just waiting to receive all his/her options before deciding what to do. So what if the only thing you have planned for the night is that lame (but sooo good) Lifetime movie at 11? You refuse to hang out with someone unless they make specific plans to hang out with you. You know how you can block those newsletters that you never signed up for by sending an email with “unsubscribe” in the body? We suggest doing the same thing in a reply-text.
#2. The Texting Cult
There is always at least one point in the night — a lull in the conversation, a pause between thoughts — when it gets really quiet, and you look around and realize that all your friends are busy texting. One person pulls out her iPhone while everyone else is looking at the dinner bill, and then someone else starts doing it, and before you know it, you’re in the middle of the sacred circle of text. Resist the urge to choose some random person in your contacts to send a useless message to. Instead, pull out your phone and send a text to everyone at the table asking, “Should we order something else?” It will make everyone laugh but also point out the silliness of the situation.
#3. The Double Message
Of course you screen calls. Everyone does. Sometimes you’re in the middle of something and sometimes you just don’t feel like talking. But your phone is still working, and you see the missed call and the voice message alert. So why — why?! — do certain people feel the need to send a text letting you know that they just left a message? Don’t they realize that if someone is smart enough to read a text, they’re also capable of understanding what the little bobble head with the sound waves coming out of him symbolizes? Text back, “What’s next, a carrier pigeon?”
#4: The Texting Tease
You’re seeing a really cute/smart/funny/cool new guy, and your heart skips a tiny beat every time you get a text from him. In the middle of the week, you get one asking what you’re up to this weekend. Assuming he wants to do something together, you let him know that it’s looking pretty relaxed so far. Does he then proceed to make a plan with you? No. He responds, “Oh OK, cool.” You stand there with a perplexed look on your face. Respond “Yeah, but call my secretary if you want to schedule something.” This way, the ball is in his court, but ultimately you’re the one who is in charge, thanks to your confident attitude.
#5. The Bulk Texter
An example of what a series of texts from this person might look like:
- What’s up?
- What are you doing tonight?
- Some of us are going to Cool People Club tonight.
- Around 10
- It’s gonna be me and Chris
- Are you coming?
- Let us know
An example of what that exchange should look like:Text 1: Hey, Chris and I are going to Cool People Bar around 10 tonight. Let us know if you wanna come.An example of what you could text back:
- again.(one minute pause)
- For “realz.”
6. The Bored Texter
You’ve just finished a sufficiently long and entertaining texting exchange with someone, and now you’re ready to put your phone down for a little while. But your phone dings, and it’s another text from said person. It looks like this: “Soooo…” Or, “What upppp.” Or, “la la la…” Clearly, they have nothing else to say and just want something to do. Send a text saying, “Running, watching movies, reading books, baking.” Your buddy will get the point that some people actually have a life.
7. The Show-and-Teller
Love is wonderful. We’re huge advocates of love and being in love and enjoying that love. People gushing on and on about their amazing love life? Not so much. Not only do you have to listen to them tell every insignificant story about how cute it was that their boyfriends ate pancakes for dinner and woke up with a funny hairdo, but you also have to read all of their SUPER-cute texts. “Guys, look what he wrote to me! Omg look at what he said now! Haha aww, look at this one!!” The cure? A dose of their own medicine. “Hey, look what my mom said about her gallbladder! Omg you won’t believe how I’m planning to organize my sock drawer! Aww, my dog is wagging his tail. Oh, he’s doing it again!!”
8. The Goobers-and-Popcorn Texter
The previews are over, you’ve been waiting to see this movie for weeks, and here you finally are, snacks in hand. But the guy in front of you insists on ruining your experience by texting for the entire 96 minutes. Here’s a little secret he doesn’t know: EVERYONE sees his phone lighting up. And hears it vibrating violently every two minutes. When the lights come up at the end of the flick, call up a friend and loudly discuss how rude the guy texting throughout the entire movie was. Then get ready to start running.
9. The Lingering K
This one is especially aggravating if you’re not on an unlimited texting plan. You get a message asking how your day went or if you’ll be free at a certain time, so you send back a detailed and informative reply. Your phone dings again. You open the message and it says…”k.” Do people not even have the decency to include the o? The offender doesn’t even need to reply to the message. But if they feel the need to, could they not at least drum up something a little more personal/creative/not totally unnecessary? Respond by letting them know how much, to the cent, they owe you for superfluous texts the next time you’re together. Then hold your palm out expectantly.
10. The Needs-to-Grow-Up Texter
Guys should never, ever get comfortable with using text slang and abbreviations. Whether he’s a friend, date, or boyfriend, no girl wants to associate the men in their lives with tween-speak. The next time he sends you a “TTY L8ER” or “C U 2morrow,” tell him that he should really consider an iPhone, BlackBerry, Sidekick, or “anything that gives you more room to text.” He’ll realize how outdated his text-talk is.
“the bulk texter” yeah? but uhhh. i actually like talking to the person i’m texting with.. wtf hahaha i keep the conversation going!
The week flew by pretty fast. I am very panicky because I cannot find a dress for Chelsy’s sister Quince( Don’t know how you spell that).On Saturday, went to eat dim sum at a fancy restaurant. We went to Ate Caitie and Christel’s house later. My brother freeloaded off them and got a skateboard. He’s trying to be a skater when he’s really a big baby. My auntie kept touching my hair and saying it was so soft and she had to keep touching. LOL. It’s okay. My auntie’s cool. She said she was gonna take us biking. Yes:D. Sunday, there was so many things going on. So many birthday parties. Went to my cousins birthday parties, Kimmy and Kevin. Kimmy turned 2 and Kevin turned 9. It was hecka fun at Kevin’s party. Cuong kept jumping in and he threw me onto the slide. FUNNN. :D
Got to try to find a dress. Later