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Sunday, April 13th, 2003
3:39 pm
New Journal
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"Time flies by in photographs, in paper scraps and songs. Here I stand in ruby slippers, three times takes me home."
- Faith Hill ("Free")

Current Mood: good
3:33 pm
Sweet tea is good
;)

Current Mood: artistic
Sunday, February 23rd, 2003
6:01 pm
My weekend...
Wow...I'm tired. I slept 3 hours today and I still feel awful. I think I'm sick too. I did drag myself to church today but it was worth it. I think I've found a good place to go...finally! The music is really good and the church is beautiful. It's also really small. I like it. I'm sick of all the huge contemporary churches in Bangkok. I don't want to be a number in the guest book. Did I just say Bangkok? I meant Birmingham. I don't live in Bangkok anymore...and don't I know it. So...I'm sick of all the contemporary churches in Birmingham.
Step Sing is over. Zeta Tau Alpha won. So that proves my brother's theory that a sorority always has to win. Independent Ladies really deserved it but oh well. Don't get me wrong, I love Zeta's. I want to be a Zeta, but...they still weren't the best. We won the participant's choice award for best music. Yay. However, the highlight of the night was before the awards. The MC started to present this special alumni award and me being kind of clueless was wondering why no one told me there was an alumni award. Well...there isn't. He called his girlfriend up on the stage and proposed in front of everyone. He got down on one knee and everything. She said yes. Yay. It was very exciting and I'm jealous. I thought the balcony was gonna come crashing down with all the screaming girls. Don't worry, I stayed seated.
Sigh...I wanna meet a boy. A new Alias comes on tonight...I'm excited. I love Alias. Okay...I'm tired and I've run out of things to say. Have a good Monday!

Current Mood: blah
Saturday, February 22nd, 2003
2:33 pm
hello
I got online forever ago, but I keep forgetting to update...oops. Well...tonight's the last night for Step Sing. I'll let you all know who wins cuz I know you're holding your breath.
Michelle Lee! You told me you went on your first date with this guy you didn't tell me it continued. Look at all the stuff I can learn from reading other people's journals. Nan, I love you any way you are! So why is Xanga better than Live Journal...everyone's changing to it. SFS people seem to be really into it. They have a whole web ring now. By brother says everyone over there has one. they even have one for the class of 2003. Why didn't we think of that. Wait...I know, we had other things to do. Don't worry...I love my juniors who are now seniors about to graduate. Scary.
Yummy...Cooler Ranch dorritos are very good. I realized with this production thing that I am one of the few people here who refuse to eat before a performance. It must be an SFS thing, but it really does change your voice and make it harder to sing. Everyone's always eating candy and stuff up to the moment we go on stage. It's weird. I just go into performance mode and have no cravings for food. Which is interesting since I always want food.
Saturday has been nice. I've sat at my computer....and that's it....talked to Malissa all afternoon. She's coming to see me in May. Yay! Everybody send her something to cheer her up. Craig left yesterday. :( I have a roommate for next year I think. I'm excited. We're gonna have fun and she keeps weird hours like me. We got to bed at 10 or 11. :) Step Sing has helped me meet a lot of great people. I'm glad I did it. It's gonna rain tonight so I don't think I'm gonna even try to curl my hair for this thing. No one cares right. I'm on stage for a total of 6 minutes. It's not like the Music Man where it had to be curly for my character. You know it is extremely difficult to watch the movie after you've been in the production. I know all the lines before they say them. I'm just glad I wasn't in Anne of GG or something cuz I don't want to ruin that experience. :) Sarah and I are gonna have a Anne of GG marathon one of these weekends. I'm excited. She just finished the books and I refused to come to college without the videos.
Everyone go see The Lord of The Rings I and II if you haven't already. I think Orlando Bloom got cuter in the Two Towers if it is possible. Okay...changing the subject again. Megan got this new Smores cereal by Kellogs and it really does taste like smores...it's really good. Everybody try it. I'm eating while I type...can you tell. I keep talking about food. I didn't have lunch. I've moved on to chocolate covered marshmellows shaped like hearts. I got a valentines care package from some GAs to I have tons of candy.
Can you guys pray for me? I need to find a major. I can't figure out what to do with myself. It's very discouraging. I'm impatient. According to Richard I get that from mom and dad. So why didn't he get any of it. He's always calm...never uptight...like my granddaddy.
I've come to a decision...I'm going to Rush next year and no one's gonna talk me out of it. I want to do it so I'm going to. If I don't I'll regret it. just for the record sororities at Samford are very different from at your average university. Keep in mind this is a christian school. Not that bad stuff doesn't happen but it's still a lot more sheltered.
I've got to figure out what to do for Spring Break...not all of us can go to Bangkok. :) Though that would be VERY nice. I get to go this summer. I'm excited about that too. I think I'll probably go to Destin...one of my favorite places in the world. I'll either take someone and stay at Uncle Jim's or go alone and stay with Aunt Brenda and Uncle Doug. It's a great place. However, everyone appears to be planning a trip down there. Just so long as I don't see any of them. I'm going on VACATION. Away from Samford. I'm breaking out of the bubble. I'm gonna spend a semester in London...hopefully my junior year. That should get me out of the Samford bubble in the center of Bham. I'm excited. I have to go a semester when they're teaching a political science class since that's the current direction I'm heading. I'm not passionate about it yet so that worries me. I am passionate about living in London for a semester however. We get a two week travel break. Guess where I will be headed. Ummm...maybe...ITALY! And we get a weekend in Paris so I can see the Waterlilies. I'm just afraid that all my lifelong dreams will come true that semester and I won't have any left. I have strict instructions from Malissa not to fall in love with a British guy though so that dream will have to wait. Not that I dream of a British guy. I like Australian accents better...or New Zealand is a little different and still nice. But I love Orlando Bloom's accent and he's British. He just has a great voice. Anyway...watch me fall for a guy who grew up in small town Alabama. Not that that's bad...just as long as he has big dreams and doesn't mind living somewhere other than Alabama. Overseas...specifically.
So this has been random...like all my other entries. I better go get ready for Step Sing. It takes me like 2 hours to fix my hair and put on the layers of makeup. It's disgusting. They make me wear base. I hate base. I forgot to wear mascara last night. Oops. No one noticed. The camera's always in my face cuz I'm on that side of the stage. I hope I'm not on the big screen. Aah. Anyway...Everyone have a GREAT weekend. Write me lots of e-mails so I won't get depressed!

PS. Malissa has just informed me that Miguel Hermann is going to live and work in Frankfurt this summer! I'm jealous. We've been to that airport! Does that count?
I'm going now.

Current Mood: energetic
Wednesday, February 5th, 2003
9:33 pm
Wednesday
Hey everyone...Life has gotten crazy all of a sudden. I'm doing Freshmen Step Sing and we practice every night and all day Saturday. It's crazy...It better be worth it. We have a really good theme and our arranger did a great job with the music. I just got back from that and now I'm procrastinating on homework. I'm also waiting in suspense for Malissa to get back. She went to go pick up Craig I think. Her status is on away. He just flew 26 hours from Melbourne to Bethlehem PA to see her. Yay. They're gonna get married. Eventually...I drove to Target today with a passenger (Karen) and she didn't get scared. She said I was a really good driver and it wasn't a bad thing that I was so attentive and careful. Jenny is not allowed in my car anymore. :) She makes fun of me and I always mess up when she's there. Megan's also not allowed but that's a different story. I'm trying to avoid all tension in our room that I can. We're getting really good at not speaking to each other. Except last night we were both really talkative and probably said stuff about our Step Sing groups that we weren't supposed to. Cuz it's a secret. Actually I could care less. It's not worth all the stress that the upper classmen have over it. Some traditions aren't worth it. Of course I wouldn't want to be told that about SFS traditions. I must admit I got a little obsessive over field day. Ms Lueth is leaving by the way...moving on to another country. Sad... Ya'll...I wanna go home. I'm really trying not to live for summer. I wanna see my friends! I miss Itaewon, Edae, Shinchon, school, friends, parents, Bubba, and of course my baby brother. Who by the way is doing amazing. Mom says I wouldn't recognize him, he is so excited to be home. I talked to him on the phone the other day and I couldn't get him to shut up and give the phone to someone else. I hate the way I can't talk to him as long as I want. It's so hard to hang up. We became so close in the last couple of years. He's gonna be so popular over there though...it's not fair. Hey, I am friends with an Underwood... :) Anyone who wants to come to the beach with me the last week in March, give me a call. Oh by the way I have a new cell number. 205-515-6608 and my dorm is still the same 205-726-6579. I better go read before I end up doing it at midnight again. I'm exhausted...and I have to work tomorrow. I have to figure out how to get to Atlanta on Feb 14 so if any one has any bright ideas tell me please. Everyone have a great day! Ooh my new purple lava lamp is so pretty. :)

Current Mood: exhausted
Wednesday, December 11th, 2002
8:06 pm
How did that last entry get posted twice?
6:53 pm
Packing
I hate packing...a lot. I'm always packing. I have to clean up my side of the room so that Megan doesn't come back to my mess for Jan Term. There's water all over the floor from defrosting the fridge. The tray underneath the freezer that's supposed to catch the water has holes in it. Does that make since? All my finals are done! Yay! I think maybe I did okay. I'm going home tomorrow morning. I'm so excited. Karen's dropping me off on the way to South Carolina. I really wish I was going to Korea, but I'll survive till summer. The weather's better then anyway. But I wanna go home. Real home!! Ya know two years ago I would never have called Korea home. I don't know what to pack. I'm gonna be gone almost two months and I don't know what I'll need. Everyone pray that I learn to drive and get my license before my parents leave. I don't want my granddaddy to teach me cuz it gets a little scary. I've gotten used to Daddy and he tries really hard not to yell at me. I want to have the car and everything if Michelle comes (cross your fingers) so that we can go do whatever we want whenever we want. Not having a car is very inconvienient. Okay...another change of subject...I have a serious obsession with musicals, especially Children of Eden. My roommate thinks I'm a freak. But what else is new. I miss my brothers!!! I see Toby tomorrow and Richard flies in on Saturday. 3 more days. And Bubba needs me.(Actually I need him)How am I gonna survive when my family leaves. But I'm not gonna think about that right now. So, my mom sets up an appointment to get my wisdom teeth taken out the day before the Two Towers. Bad timing. We don't have tickets to see it until the 26th. I'm gonna die. I need some new elf lines and scenes. The elf! The elf! Does anyone read this anymore. I haven't updated in a long time. Karen went to the ghetto alone for her service project again. Everyone pray that she doesn't get raped. She gave me instructions on how to get there in case Steph and I need to come pull her body out of the ghetto. Poor Steph has to stay here till Friday cuz she's an RA. We're gonna leave at 10 tommorrow so that we can say goodbye to her after her exam. I'm gonna miss my RA! My hall too. Jenny left Monday cuz she only had one exam. Her Dad is taking off work on the 18th so that they can go see "Orlando Bloom and company" save Middle Earth. Hehe. Nevermind. Wow...this has been random. I'm gonna go back to packing. Everyone have a great Christmas!! Write me e-mails. Call me...whatever. My cell is 770 - 596-1547 and my home phone is 7704241775. Everybody have fun and stay safe. Say hi to Korea for me if your going. Or Malaysia...or Japan.

Current Mood: excited
6:53 pm
Packing
I hate packing...a lot. I'm always packing. I have to clean up my side of the room so that Megan doesn't come back to my mess for Jan Term. There's water all over the floor from defrosting the fridge. The tray underneath the freezer that's supposed to catch the water has holes in it. Does that make since? All my finals are done! Yay! I think maybe I did okay. I'm going home tomorrow morning. I'm so excited. Karen's dropping me off on the way to South Carolina. I really wish I was going to Korea, but I'll survive till summer. The weather's better then anyway. But I wanna go home. Real home!! Ya know two years ago I would never have called Korea home. I don't know what to pack. I'm gonna be gone almost two months and I don't know what I'll need. Everyone pray that I learn to drive and get my license before my parents leave. I don't want my granddaddy to teach me cuz it gets a little scary. I've gotten used to Daddy and he tries really hard not to yell at me. I want to have the car and everything if Michelle comes (cross your fingers) so that we can go do whatever we want whenever we want. Not having a car is very inconvienient. Okay...another change of subject...I have a serious obsession with musicals, especially Children of Eden. My roommate thinks I'm a freak. But what else is new. I miss my brothers!!! I see Toby tomorrow and Richard flies in on Saturday. 3 more days. And Bubba needs me.(Actually I need him)How am I gonna survive when my family leaves. But I'm not gonna think about that right now. So, my mom sets up an appointment to get my wisdom teeth taken out the day before the Two Towers. Bad timing. We don't have tickets to see it until the 26th. I'm gonna die. I need some new elf lines and scenes. The elf! The elf! Does anyone read this anymore. I haven't updated in a long time. Karen went to the ghetto alone for her service project again. Everyone pray that she doesn't get raped. She gave me instructions on how to get there in case Steph and I need to come pull her body out of the ghetto. Poor Steph has to stay here till Friday cuz she's an RA. We're gonna leave at 10 tommorrow so that we can say goodbye to her after her exam. I'm gonna miss my RA! My hall too. Jenny left Monday cuz she only had one exam. Her Dad is taking off work on the 18th so that they can go see "Orlando Bloom and company" save Middle Earth. Hehe. Nevermind. Wow...this has been random. I'm gonna go back to packing. Everyone have a great Christmas!! Write me e-mails. Call me...whatever. My cell is 770 - 596-1547 and my home phone is 7704241775. Everybody have fun and stay safe. Say hi to Korea for me if your going. Or Malaysia...or Japan.

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, November 17th, 2002
9:54 pm
This one turned out well...


Take The Princess Quiz by Azure Eyes


You are The Faery Princess


Your kingdom is filled with magic and nature, where anything can happen.
You see world where others see woods..
You find the secret enchantment in every creature you meet.
Though you like company, you find yourself more content when in nature and feel at peace there.
You have a passion for things of a romantic nature and have a tendancy to day-dream.
Those with whom you are close enjoy your company because you are unique.
When you are around, they feel their dreams could come true.
You are the silver lining on dark clouds, the shooting star on which to wish.
Your crown is a garland of ivy leaves and daisies.
Your throne is an oaken tree whos branches have been woven to fit your sylvan nature.


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Current Mood: crushed
Thursday, October 17th, 2002
9:57 pm

days till TTT
9:52 pm
Two Tower
So my mom scheduled me to get my wisdom teeth taken out the day before the Two Towers opens. They told me to stay at home for at least two days. There go my plans to be at the first show with all the serious fans. :) Everyone will have seen it except me. I'm sad. I guess I'll live though. Unless the pull a nerve while removing my wisdom teeth and paralyze my face so I can't smile. Or they could give me too much anesthysia and my heart could stop. Can you tell I'm not looking forward to this. All my worst fears are being realized. I even have to get an IV. I'm terrified of IVs. Pray for me guys.


days till TTT


Current Mood: drained
Saturday, August 17th, 2002
11:26 am
I'm homesick
Hey! Wow, it's been a long time since I've written an entry. I'm so homesick for Korea and SFS. I'm moving into the dorm on Thursday, but I have to go a day early for an orthodontist appointment. It's crazy. I'm busy packing right now and waiting for my roommate to call so that we can go buy a rug and curtains. We had to return the first rug we bought cuz it didn't match our bedspreads. Oops. Anyway I gotta go. Everybody write me. I'm still using my gurlmail address, but I'm also using a new one. lewillia@samford.edu
Luv you guys!

Current Mood: rushed
Tuesday, April 30th, 2002
7:43 pm
I think I passed...
Hey, I'm procrastinating on a Physics test. I really don't think I should fail this one though. I had my IB Art interview today. I think it went okay. The teachers were really nice and they were impressed with my exhibition. It looks really cool. I wish my grandparents could see it. I wish everybody could see. I'll have to remember to take pictures before I take it down. I can't decide on a prom dress. That's the problem with having two. The one I really wanted to wear doesn't fit well and to alter it I'd have to cut up one of mom's scarves which I don't really wanna do. I'll probably wear the other one. They're both pretty. Both purple too. Do I where Thai lavender silk or dark purple, thicker material? I don't know. I was gonna sing with Irene for prom but I got so busy. I better start studying

Current Mood: artistic
Sunday, April 21st, 2002
10:03 pm
I promise this is the last one
See what
Care Bear you are.


Okay...I promise this is the last quiz for a while. I will resist. They help keep my mind off going home which is good. If I dwell on that too much I'll forget to graduate. That wouldn't be cool. It's gotten to the point where I start daydreaming about it in class. Hayley, I miss you! I miss my grandparents and brother too. Oh my goodness, I can't wait. Anyway...I love CareBears. When Richard and I were little he had the blue baby Care Bear and I had the pink one. They even had little diapers on them. Oops, don't tell him you know that. Actually he might not even remember. Ooh...we get to sing "My God" by Point of Grace for Girls Ensemble at church. I love that song and have always wanted to sing it. I might even get a solo. That'd be cool. We're also singing "You will Never Walk alone" by POG on Senior Appreciation Sunday. I feel kinda weird, cuz I'm one of the two Seniors, but it's okay. We have a small church. I'm in the ensemble so it's alright for me to sing it. Okay, it's late and I have Physics. I don't know why I stay up late doing this. It's not like any one reads it. Oh yeah... it's how I procrastinate. It'd be nice if my friends would write me long detailed letters telling me what's going on in their life. Hint. I'd probably have to reciprocate though. I'd really like to know where Hayley's going to college when she figures it out. Kentucky or Alabama, I can handle it. Right...procrastination...I'm really going now. Bye

Current Mood: loved
Monday, April 15th, 2002
8:42 pm
I promise I didn't rig this quiz!




They said..."You are Ballerina Barbie! You are graceful and take care of your body. Dancing is your passion and five bucks says you can balance a book on your head really well."

I know no one probably cares a whole lot about the quizzes, but I liked this one. Besides it's more encouragement. People have been coming up to me since the musical and telling me how well I dance and how graceful I am. Not one of my teachers besides the two in the states in the second grade ever encouraged me and told me when I did something well. All I ever got was criticism. In the past week, I've begun to realize maybe I wasn't as bad as I thought I was. I never thought I'd been affected that much by Asian teaching methods, but I truly believed I wasn't graceful and couldn't dance well. I kept doing it just cuz it was so much fun. I loved my Singaporean teacher, but she had been trained to make you feel bad so that you tried harder. I think that's why I stopped in 9th grade. I was emotionally exhausted. I shouldn't say it's only Asians cuz the Australian lady at SFS was the same way to a certain extent. I'm gonna dance ballet in America and learn pointe work. I'm excited. The past two months when I have been dancing for the musical have been some of the best all year. Dancing relieves stress and the exercise keeps me from getting depressed. Since I started ballet for the musical I've been a much happier person and harder to run over as some people have found out. I'm so sad musical's over though. We struck the set today. I hope I get to do productions in college. If not I'll find a ballet studio like the Georgia Ballet where everyone gets to be in their annual productions. Yay...I'm so excited. Two more months and I get to go home. I am enjoying my last few months here though. I wish I could get the energy to start packing though. I gotta go cuz I'm exhausted and I still have homewo

Current Mood: refreshed
Friday, April 12th, 2002
10:47 am
Yay...except the ballet
I'm out of school today. Yay! they're having parent/teacher conferences. The musical is going great. We had our first show yesterday afternoon. It was so exciting. I just wish people wouldn't yell at their friends. Kris got distracted when someone yelled at her but she kept going so that was good. It was weird, cuz I've never really been into a role like I was last night. When someone yelled it was almost like being startled awake.The next two nights there won't be as many high schoolers so it might be better. I think someone needs to give an audience etiquette speech before the performance. We made weird mistakes that have never happened before. There weren't obvious though. They were the kind of mistakes that only the cast notices. Last night was not my night for ballet. I destroyed a periouette and almost fell on my jump. My timing was also wrong on an entrance, my foot started cramping, and my arms were droopy because I was concentrating on making my feet work. Everyone said it looked great but my ballet teacher would have been horrified. No one noticed me stumble after my jump so that was good. And that just happened to be the performance that Aunt Grace (Andy Morris's mom) was taping. Dad told me he asked for a copy so I could take it to Richard, Grandmamma, and Granddaddy. GM and GD haven't seen me dance since the Nutcracker in 2nd grade. Hey, I rememebered all my lines and smiled when I was supposed to. The audience liked it. Mom comes in from the Phillipines tonight and my family and the regional leadership team are all coming tomorrow. I think Anne and Malissa are coming tonight. Malissa's coming tonight and tomorrw cuz we have a bell quartet bake sale on Saturday and of course I can't sell. Irene's coming to sell, but she won't watch the show. I have so much school work next week. I can't wait till I get out for senior project. With the musical over. I'll have a lot of extra time though. I'm gonna go now cuz I think this stopped being interesting a while ago.

Current Mood: excited
Monday, April 1st, 2002
9:06 pm
Hi everybody! When I grow up, I'm gonna make a college where everyone gets accepted!


What is your meaning of life?


Current Mood: pensive
Sunday, March 31st, 2002
3:54 pm
Hey
Spring Break was nice and long. I can't believe I only have 6 more weeks of High School. I can't wait to get home. It's kinda sad at the same time though. Okay...I just started this and the Easter Bunny arrived. Not much is happening anyway. Nan got into college!! Congratulations!

Current Mood: cheerful
Sunday, March 24th, 2002
9:08 pm
Sorry
Most of you know that when it gets late and I've had a bad day I can get pretty emotional and get sucked back into 7th grade. It's not a nice mood. I didn't like 7th grade too much. Unfortunately that's how I was feeling when I wrote my last entry. If anyone was offended or upset by the four greatest friends thing I'm sorry. I did not say they were my ONLY four great friends and didn't mean for it to come across that way. If you know about this journal then you are one of my greatest friends. :) If you weren't, you wouldn't be reading about all my emotional problems of which I have many. I hope spring break never ends. Actually not really. I'd kinda like to get home this summer.

Current Mood: indescribable
Friday, March 22nd, 2002
10:48 pm
What an awful day!
I was so angry when I sat down to write this, but I went to my e-mail first and without really knowing why, I wrote a letter to someone apologizing for something I did today. The whole situation wasn't my fault, but part of it was. I lost control and I really regret it. I got it all out, but I just erased it because it's not something that should be read by everyone. It'll hurt for a while, but I guess I can get over it. At least I'm not angry anymore. I was feeling better today till I got to school. All the dust from the Gobi desert is making it hard to breath. My sinuses were okay until I cried my way through Activity Period. Now they're not so great. To four of the greastest friends I've met since I came to Korea: I hope your having fun this weekend. I'm sorry, and I hope you can forgive me for anything I may have done today to hurt your feelings. I'm so glad it's Spring Break!

Current Mood: disappointed
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