Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mall Day

I was going to ask my friend Maggie if she wanted to go to the mall with me since I haven't seen her in FOREVER! (She goes to a private school and so she has loads of homework) But when I called her mom said she was talking to a friend from school. So I ended up asking my friend Anne if she wanted to go the mall with me and she did (she needed to look for a tennis skirt for our upcoming TROUPE show). We had a really fun time! I got a tank-top that I needed to wear under two of my costumes for the show, and I got so really cute, adorable, overpriced leggings. (we went into "Limited Too" to make fun of the clothes, but instead I ended up getting some over priced leggings (I just love them soooo much)) Oh yeah, and we got some smoothies! YUM! The only bad thing was we didn't end up finding a tennis skirt =(. But we had such a fun time we decided to try to go next month when we have some money to spend on clothes and ask our other friend Sarah to come. (especially 'cause we found out that there's a SUSHI PLACE in the food court and apparently we both love sushi) The other pic is my oat waffle from this really awesome breakfast place downtown. I love my waffle!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Ethel is the name of my new cowl that I made using the EDI Cowl pattern. I finished it today during an after church class thingy. The story behind a cowl named Ethel? Well, I'll just start with why I made Ethel. Last night I realized that the sweater I had been working on a couple months ago was simply hopeless (see picture 1). That blob in the picture was supposed to be the back of the sweater. Well it's obviously way too big! I mean I could rap it all the way around me! So, I unraveled my sweater (sadly might I add) then I was looking at some knitting patterns and I came across the EDI Cowl and I thought that the unraveled sweater yarn would be perfect. Now as for the name, I got the casting for my upcoming TROUPE show "Comedy Tonight" and I'm an old lady named Ethel in one scene. Plus I love Ethel Merman (HERO!) so hence the "Ethel Cowl".

Friday, January 23, 2009

Meet & Greet

This morning in the wee hours of the morning (and by wee hours I mean 7:30....AM!!!) I woke up, very much so NOT happy! I had to get up, eat breakfast, get dressed, brush my teeth, ect. and then go to the Connections Academy "Meet '& Greet" which just in case you're wondering, it was TWO HOURS away. So grumpy Sylvia (that's me) went to the stupid "Meet & Greet". Her real teachers weren't there *grumble grumble*, but there were people who had to fly in from far far away. They're like the principals I guess. Anyway they were nice and I was grumpy until around 11:00 which is when I guess my body felt like "Ok, it's time to get up!" (yes, I'm a VERY late sleeper (I'm not some sleep deprived public school child who goes to bed at 1:00 AM after finally finishing their homework and then wakes up six hours later at 7:00 AM to get ready to go to school)) so then I was happy! The "Meet & Greet" actually turned out to be pretty fun. There was only one other family there and then the three principals. We ate breakfast/lunch at "Dickey's Barbecue" we had a sandwich, a side, and dun dun dun dun.........A DESSERT! I had some delicious pecan pie YUMMMM! The principals and the other family were all really nice and the other kid who showed up was in 3rd grade just like Leon. So, it actually turned out to be pretty fun. (and as always I have picture documentation so there are picture of me, Leon, and the other kid with our new Connections Academy T-shirts and then there's a picture of us with the three principals)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Where are you Christmas

Here's a video of me singing for the Christmas Pageant at my church last year. Wow, I can't believe I'm saying last Christmas was last year time just zooms by.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Austin Conference

My parents had a psychology conference in Austin this weekend. So I was in Austin from Thursday to today (Saturday). Last time my parents had a conference in Austin we were staying in a hotel downtown. So Leon and I had a lot of fun going to the river, the capitol, "Whole Foods", a bookstore called "Book People" and walking around. This time we were in a hotel that was around 5 minutes away from downtown. So we didn't get to go downtown and walk around. =( I mostly did my school work on my mom's laptop. I got a little bit ahead in science which is good. The first night we were there we did go out to eat downtown with a friend of my parents we went to a restaurant called "Thai Tara", I don't really like Thai food that much, but it was ok. Today we went out to eat for lunch downtown at a burger place that was connected to a record store. We also got to go to my favoritest place in the whole world!!!! ("Whole Foods") So I have plenty of pictures from that. Let's see first there's a picture of the sign from "Thai Tara", there's a picture of me when I was bored, there's a picture of the perfumes in "Whole Foods", can you believe that there was "Play-Doh" scented perfume?, there's a picture of me by the "Whole Foods" sign (proof that I was there), there's a picture of me with my new natural bristle brush from "Whole Foods", there's a picture of me with some awesome soap we got from "Whole Foods", and then there's a picture of a awesome newspaper gift bag we got at "Whole Foods".

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What I'm Doing Today

I mostly wanted to take this picture and post it. So look at my five million shiny text books. I have like another 50 pounds of school stuff that isn't textbooks fyi. I also have my voice lesson binder, my tape recorder with headphones so I can listen to my taped voice lessons, there are two notebooks one for my notes in Social Studies, the other notebook is for writing down Broadway songs that could work for the upcoming TROUPE show called "Manhattan Melodies". The VIPS kids (me included) are planning this show that's coming up in March. So as you can see I'm up to my eyes in all sorts of books and work.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Castle on a Cloud

These are some mittens that are basically the same as the ones I made for my Aunt Janie, but I ended up giving them to my grandmother Mimi. I made these mittens for my voice teacher Molly. I named them for the one of the songs we worked on yesterday at my voice lesson (Castle on a Cloud (from Les Miserables)). I love the yarn for making mittens!!! I used some of the same brand and type of yarn (different colors) to make mittens in June and July, and then I used the same yarn to make mittens for my grandmother. I also have a picture of my binder, me (I LOVE binders and notebooks!), and one of my new favorite songs (Not for the Life of Me (from Thoroughly Modern Millie)).

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Little Gymnast

We went to my little brother Leon's first gymnastics meet of the season today! It was fun and even though he was nervous before the meet I think he had fun. I was there for like five hours. (I'm not joking!) Leon needed socks and a snack and he forgot them. So after getting Leon to the meet and finding his coach my dad and I went to Wal-Mart *cringe* to grab some "Power Bars" and socks. Luckily we got back before the meet started and I didn't see Leon, but I found his coach and gave him the socks and snack.During the meet I was able to finished a knitted hat that I was making as a birthday present for my friend. After the meet my mom and Leon and I went to "Denny's" and I had some french toast. YUM!! There's a picture of Leon doing a handstand (not his best handstand ever, but I was trying to get a picture) and a picture of me with my little gymnast brother.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Laugh out Loud

There's a group in TROUPE called the Oxymorons and they're an improv comedy group. So my brother Leon and I went to see their show Laugh out Loud. My mom and I have gone and my mom, my dad, and Leon have all gone before, but today just me and Leon went. The Oxymorons play improv games on stage and there is a lot of audience participation, like yelling out ideas for where they are and what they're doing ect. Anyway there is this one game called Bus Stop and someone comes on stage trying to act out some audience suggestion for a person. So our director writes down the name of the person on a white board so that the person coming on the "bus" can see it and the audience can see it, but not the people on the "bus". Then the people on the "bus" try to act out what/who they think the person is. So at intermission our director asked Leon is he would hold up the white board. I took a picture, but we aren't allowed to use camera flash during shows so the picture isn't that good and Leon's head was behind the board. You can see his orange shirt, black shorts, his hands, and the top of his head though. Exciting evening!