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May 14

my life in review

Well, maybe not all of my life, but some of it. Here are the highlights of what’s been up lately:

- I did get the promised pink fuzzy dice for my car. They are so fuzzy and dicelike. My parents also got my car fixed, so I’ve been driving it. It has undeniable zoom factor, but yes, I have been driving the speed limit. Usually.

- I went to prom. I wore my mom’s lace dress as I said I would back in the fall, with black accessories, and somehow my mom managed to give me an updo even though my hair isn’t even long enough to put it into a ponytail yet (the power of hairspray is now more evident to me than ever before). Anyway, it was fun to dress up, but boring to attend. Dancing with strangers is not all that enjoyable for me, and I needed tacos or something instead of dainty little cookies. I also realized while at prom that I have forgotten how to do the macarena. This is a concern for me, since apparently everyone else in high school knows how. Note to self: next time, I will dress up at home and eat real food and dance with my sister instead, to songs I actually know. Like the chicken dance (which I may or may not remember any better than the macarena).

- I graduated. This is kind of a big deal I suppose, so I will blog about it more in depth at a later date. I also had my open house, which also has alot of details and stories to go with it. But for now, I’ll just say that the post-graduation-thank-you-card stage has arrived, and I have accidentally inhaled a lot of rubber cement fumes over the past few days.

- My brother is still practicing his accidental stand-up comedy. Today he was examining a strainer in the kitchen, and I said, “Do you know what that’s for?” He said yes, he did know what it was for, and it was “an organizer.” “It puts the small things outside and keeps the big things inside,” as he put it.

- Sarah is now on a 1200 calorie a day diet. She is having so much fun adding up all the calories she eats, it’s almost hilarious. I am trying to beat her in number of calories per day because I could stand to gain weight, but so far I am just not winning. I think it’s because though I pride myself in eating lots of calories, I can’t fit nearly as much food in me as she can. But stay tuned, I will persevere.

- Anna is learning to stand up by herself. She practices a lot in the bathtub, of all places. For a while there she was saying “hi” like crazy and she still has days where that’s her thing, but now she has also moved on to babbling like a maniac. The sound she makes cannot be accurately imitated or written down… But it is hilarious. You know Kirby from the Chicken Little movie when he gets excited? It sounds alot like that, and Anna even has the blue eyes and fuzzy hair to go with it. She only has two eyes though, but personally I’m okay with that.

Well, that’s about all I can think of at the moment. If I forgot something important, don’t worry. I’ll come back soon. (sooner than I have lately, promise.)

Alicia <3

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Apr 26

my super duper graduation present

I sold my old car to someone (yes, of course I cried) for $150. I have noticed that sentimental value has NO value in the business world /: The good news is, the person buying it was going to try to repair it and resell it for profit, so my baby car may not go to the junkyard just yet. It got towed away that afternoon, and that night before bed Liam said to me, “It’s okay ‘leesha, we’ll get you a new car tomorrow.” Lol.

So, after selling it, I plunged myself into the car buying market. At least one Mustang, several Saturns and Pontiacs, an ‘89 Camaro (I KNOW!), aand a few miscellaneous cars later, I found one. In short, I got new wheels for graduation! And not just any wheels… dun dun dunnnn…. A ‘98 Dodge Avenger! Okay, so mine doesn’t look like the one in the above picture. That’s just to help you out with realizing my car’s potential. My actual car is the one below. It has a leather interior and all sorts of good stuff. At the moment it needs a control arm and struts, but we got it for about $2,000 which is pretty great if you ask me. The sales guy who sold it to us was amazing. He apparently scrubbed the entire car on his knees before my dad drove it home – that and he was concerned about it being a smoker’s car previously so he gave us like two or three extra air fresheners just in case. lol. Also the important part is, it runs.

Here’s the breakdown on why it’s a great car:

I like it because it’s sporty but safe, pleases both parents, is small enough that I don’t feel like I’m driving a dump truck, and is big enough that if I hit a mailbox I will survive. Also there’s the part about how boys will envy me… Oh wait, did I say that?

My sister likes it because it goes fast and it has a tape deck, so we can listen to Zoegirl really loudly.

My brother is just excited that it’s a car, but he also likes climbing through the backseat into the trunk.

My mom is happy that it has good crash test ratings and airbags.

My dad is pretty much ready to enter the world of street racing.

If it’s too boring for you in all black, don’t worry. Male readers, cover your eyes for my next statement: I’ll be adding a significant amount of pink to this car. Hopefully in the form of racing stripes and definitely in the form of fuzzy dice. My dad has also proposed neon ground kits, but I haven’t found out whether those are actually legal here yet… which could possibly be an issue if you know what I mean.

And I won’t be racing it, by the way. I’m sure you are all so glad [:

Alicia <3

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