Sunday, February 23, 2014


Yeah, yeah I know what you're gonna say. So let us both spare some time and just move on so I can update my blog. I have been really busy with the musical, which was Tarzan this year. Besides Tarzan, I had forensics and yearbook stuff to do, too. If you think that it doesn't sound like much - let me tell you I had several weeks where I didn't come home until around 9 in the evening. That is long when you get up at 5:30 every morning. But I would do it all over again if I could! It was the most amazing experience and probably the best choice I have made since I arrived here. I loved the people who was in it and all the actual actors were amazing to say the least. Of course, because of the good luck I have, I got bronchitis the week of our opening show, which made me almost lose my voice. But I pulled through since I was not about to miss the time of my life just because of some sickness. When it came to the last day a lot of people were pretty sad, especially the seniors since it would be their last musical. I would lie if I said that I didn't feel just a little sad, but I could not cry over such a fantastic experience that I got to have!

On Saturday, we had two shows, (2 pm and 7:30) so we had a cast party in between. Northern has this tradition where the seniors get paper plate awards from the juniors and the seniors do a speech. Well, I didn't really know about it before they actually started doing it. One of my really good friends started speaking about how the next person wasn't a senior, but it was her only year here. I had kinda figured out by then that she was talking about me, and yet I was really taken aback. So when I made my speech I could've spoken Danish to them for all that it made sense. But it was still wonderful and it will be hanging on my wall back home in Denmark.

Lucas was the guy who played Tarzan. He is extremely talented and I've had the privilege of actually becoming his friend after having had Creative Writing with him and now Mythology, too.

Right now, it is the last day of our mid winter break and even though I hate the idea of getting up early tomorrow morning, I am looking forward to going back to school. School is a big part of the experience and as the days pass, I am starting to realize how little time I actually have left now. Next Saturday, me and Anne have our first forensics competition, which is gonna be really exciting. And I found out a few weeks ago that I will be going to California in March so that's another thing to look forward to.
I will try to do my best to update the blog more regularly, since it is kind of a diary for me too along with a tool for everybody else who's interested to be assured that I am doing good over here. Until we meet again! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thanksgiving, birthday and more

I hope you've got a few minutes when you're reading this or you might want to wait with reading to a better time. I have quite a few things to tell about the last few weeks. So buckle up, guys - you're in for a wild ride!
First stop: So remember I mentioned earlier about me auditioning for the spring musical? Well, I got the part I wanted! Which isn't really a part at all. I'm in the chorus - but that means I'll be a lot on stage anyway. Good thing is that almost all of the people who were a part of the fall play is a part of the musical, too.

Me and Megan, my crazy senior friend 

My honey boo and I. Katelyn's on yearbook, too 

Go team tech crew!

Second stop: Both me and Anne auditioned for the Forensics Team. I'm guessing almost nobody know what it is - I barely even knew before I auditioned! Basically, it's these competitions where you pick a piece from a book, movie or anything like that. Then you act it out. Depending on the piece, there's different categories. Let's just leave it at that Anne and I are doing a duo. We're probably going to do it with immigrants coming to the US or something like that, because it could be pretty funny since we both have the accents. This Sunday, we were at Barnes and Noble to pick out a piece and everybody introduced themselves. Everybody was so nice and I'm looking forward to the next meeting, which is tomorrow.

Third stop: Thanksgiving weekend! 

When we got home from Black Friday shopping

Key lime pie made by Lee

Just SOME of all the food on Thanksgiving

Tabby and Anne at aunt Lynn's house

A very proud Tabby showing off her first homemade cake ever

When we got home Anne had a package waiting for her. Her mom had sent her a christmas calender - and one for me, too! So now everyday in December we get a little gift 

We had some troubles setting up the christmas tree, but it was darn fun!

Christine made a kitty litter cake for her dad's birthday. Regardless of its looks, it tasted yummy

On the morning of Thanksgiving, Christine asked if we could get all the snow away from the car. So we walked out in PJ's, boots and danced to Christmas music

Fourth stop: My birthday. Boy, was it quite the birthday! I woke up and was expecting it to be just another normal day (although, in all fairness, Christine and Lee had warned I was in for it). Well, it started normal. Except for a special birthday song in creative writing with guitar and everything, it was a perfectly normal school day. But when the time came to lunch.. All of a sudden, I saw Lee come walking in the cafeteria with a giant balloon and small crowns saying "Happy birthday." Before my brain had even registered that I was not daydreaming, he was tying the balloon to my bag and exclaiming, "Happy birthday!" My friends at the table were wearing the biggest smiles on their faces and was half clapping. Still not entirely myself, he started speaking to the tables around me and got them to sing happy birthday for me. I could just die right there. So for the rest of the day, with a balloon hovering above me, several people yelled Happy birthday at me, whereever I went. When me and Anne got home from school, we both started baking. When we were both done Lee walked in with another cake - just in case we didn't have time to make them. So we had a danish, german and danish one. We only just barely got through the german one. In the evening, when Christine got home, we went out to dinner and then to the movies. Needless to say, it was a perfect day!

Last stop: Almost there guys! I'm just gonna show some random pictures and the ride is finally over!

Jake and Sarah on Halloween

The guy who played Voldemort in A Very Potter musical happened to be at the same restaurant as the fall play were one day

Went to the world's biggest christmas store and this guy just made it even more legen - wait for it - dary!

Braiding in yearbook

Me and Sarah at the Catching Fire premiere

My creative writing buddies

We went to a photobooth after we had watched Catching Fire

Anne just chilling with her homies

Snow inside the mall!

Hanging out with Bree - an exchange student from Thailand

Too cool for school

Early bday present from Bree; an awesome wallet with the American flag on it

December 1st

Waiting to be picked up after school

Anne doing my hair before we went bowling

I don't think it's possible for Kira to be even cuter

About to cut the american bday cake

Three bdays in a row - 5th, 6th and 7th!

We celebrated Bree's birthday with bowling

Earlier today, finally reunited with my honey from tech!