Monday, April 27, 2009

It's Done..... What will I do now.....lol....

I have finally finished reading the last book of the infamous Twilight saga... Breaking Dawn was the biggest book in the entire series and I picked it up without any hesitation. I was eager to get started on the book and I was almost sad that it would be the final book. In comparison to Twilight, I must admit the the story just got better and better with each new book. I took my time with Breaking Dawn because I knew it was the final chapters of the saga that I would read. This may sound really stupid, but I almost didn't want it to end. The story was a great mixture of love, action, comedy, suspense, passion, sorrow, and sadness all rolled into one. I'm happy that it wasn't one of those irritating love stories where the prince comes and saves the helpless little middle class girl. Then marries her and buys her pretty dresses and have little children who will all repeat the same cycle. Instead, I loved that Bella was able to hold her own and fight for herself and what was most important to her......family. I must admit that this one had me crying. Book III Chapter 37 Page 722-724. I could not control it.... And I didn't feel stupid crying about it either because anyone who read the book would understand that it was sad. The waterworks began to well up midway through pg. 722 and then when Edward says, "Goodbye, Jacob, my brother...my son," I let loose. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and if I were a critic, I would definitely tell everyone to read it. On another note, we've got three more weeks to our semester and I will be focusing most of my time on that. If anything interesting or important catches my attention, I'll be sure to write it down. Till next time...

Last but definately not least.... I wanted to add this twilight movie review. It was the most hilarious one that I found.


Friday, April 24, 2009

ECLIPSE WAS AWESOME

I never thought that someone could write with so much detail as Stephanie Meyer did with 'Eclipse'....with all her other books as well come to think of it. Each scene was described so intricately that I was amazed at how vivid the pictures in my imagination turned out to be. The war scenes were awesome and I pray to God that the movie doesn't leave any detail out. Anyone who know me knows that I absolutly love war movies. Anyhow, I finished 'Eclipse' today and decided to start on 'Breaking Dawn.' There was so much action going on in 'Eclipse' before the end so I made sure to pick up a copy of Breaking Dawn before I completed the book. For those who care, I did not want to slap anyone while reading this book so that is always a great thing. I did feel sorry for Jacob though.....a lot. I nearly became a member of 'Team Jacob' because I felt so bad for him. Hopefully, something will work out for him in 'Breaking Dawn.'

Thursday, April 23, 2009

They TRICKED me!

First of all, let me apologize, someone hacked into our account and started blogging all this madness about Twilight. Rest assure, we'll catch the culprits.

April 20, 2009 was my first day at work as a College Intern for Riley Elementary. I was super stoked, not only to be working again but to have the chance to help kids. On my way to work I must admit I was a bit nervous. I starting second guessing myself and even wondering if I could perform such a task. I probably would have been scared all day only two minutes into clocking in I was to pissed off to be scared. My job description clearly states that I am to aid the children in their academics. So, when I found myself standing outside in the 100 degree weather I was honestly irritated. That hour and a half seemed like days. My patience was tested even more, when I heard tens bells ring, all of which did not end their lunch. After lunch I went to a second grade class where I spent the remainder of my time. The kids there we really welcoming. They did a great job of cheering me up. I think I'm gonna love this job! I ask the principal after school why he hadn't mentioned me standing out in the sun, he just chuckled and said sorry. Have you even seen a movie where a character dose something to fowl to another character to really tick them off. So then the character responds by slapping them across there face. Then, almost instantaneously, your taken back in time and the same event plays. Showing that the character never really slapped him, he was just thinking it. I know its not the best thing ever to do, but it did cheer me up.

-TJ

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Moon Completed!!!

My husband is going to be sooo upset with me when he sees our blog and what has now become of it...lol... I think two consecutive blogs about Edward is a little to much for him.

I just finished reading New Moon on Tuesday and I can't believe that I finished it last night. I have never done that before. I have never "nearly cried" before..... ever...... over a book. I thought about how stupid I must look crying over a book so I stopped before anyone could notice. It's awesome and crazy all at the same time. I must admit that Edward pissed me off last night and I was really tempted to delete my last blog. However, he made up for his stupidity in the end..... Literallly, I was still mad at him up until the last 3 pages when he started sounding sane again. Bastard.... how dare he... (I don't want to kill it for anyone who hasn't read the book yet) I thought for sure I was going to have to slap him...lol... Anyhow, I just started Eclipse today and hopefully I won't want to slap anyone else in the beginning of it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Team Edward...


It's official...I finished reading Twilight last week and I must admit that I am a fan. I thought for sure that I was not going to get in to it as much as I would. After reading Greg's interpretation of the book, I almost felt obligated not to fall in love with Edward because he was a pedophile...lol... However, after reading the book, I completely forgot how old he was and actually entertained the idea of him and Bella lasting forever... I watched to movie again after I read the book and it all made sense. I caught things that I thought didn't matter the first time I watched it. I know I'm so late right now but I just love it. I picked up New Moon last night and read till TJ forced me to put the book down and go to bed. I got half way through the fat book in no time. Now its a matter of prioritizing what's important. I find myself wanting to quickly get through my homework so that I can pick up the book again. TJ took the book today to work in hopes that I would get more homework done without it. I am kinda grateful that he did because I got through with all of my calculus homework. Now I can't wait for him to get home because I want to get started on the book already....



To Laura, Lizeth, Michelle, Veronica, Della, Faa'ae, Kofi, and Jackie..... I finally understand.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Youth Camp.... I know right.... I'm so late....

I have been so bad at writing on this blog and I apologize for that but I've been pretty busy with school. Anyhow, since my last post, I was able to go to Youth Camp. It was a pretty exciting experience. TJ & I played spiritual parents to the green team. We were known at the camp as group four. I must admit that I did feel a little old but I was alright. We had 8 girls and 4 boys. 12 teenage kids to supervise for a full 27 hours. The thought of it made me want to vomit because I was so scared. Would I be interesting enough for them? Will I have to get crazy if they don't listen? Will TJ have the patience to handle this many kids? Will my husband hate me for volunteering his service after this? I prayed to God and any additional angels who weren't busy to please be with the kids that weekend. Somehow, I knew that with that many kids at one camp that someone would be sent home and I prayed that none of those kids would be my group...lol... Needless to say, my prayers were answered. I got a lot of shy kids and you can be sure I got them to talk. I had a blast and tried to make sure that the kids had fun to. I didn't have a camera, but I had oodles of fun. The following pictures were jacked from Darci's page...lol...

<--I know its really small but if you click on the picture, you will see me and TJ in the middle surrounded by the kids who were just chosen to be in our group. The big kid on my left was AJ, and the eight kids in the two rows in front of us were in our group.








-->The next day, our first stop was Sister Barnes' rally. Our group had so much fun beating the Pink team...aka... Jesse Purcell's team. Because we had an odd number of kids, TJ had to play and as you can see, he had a lot of fun. I played cheerleader on the side and made sure the kids felt like they were playing Amazing race or something...












<--This is my team again trying to pass a lifesaver on a toothpick. The kids tried to act all disgusted in the beginning about how close they had to get with each other. This nearly made us lose. I screamed, "Kids...don't act kay... you know you don't mind!" After that, it took no less than 3 minutes to get the lifesaver across :)





-->After completing the rally in record time, the kids decided to play double dutch with the rope that they broke in the second picture. They had so much fun. This is Alex Land. She was on the pink team. Her uncle Darrin is married to my sister Joyce and I see her at so many family functions. I call her my palagi sister... she's so sweet...





Last but not least, I cannot finish writing about Youth Camp without mentioning the one and only William... I'm more than sure that you don't need me to tell you which one he is. Anyhow, he was on the yellow team and became the green teams arc enemy #1.
Every time he saw us, he'd eye each person on my team and say that we were going down. He'd go to the top of the stairs and scream "Sama Sama Rockz." I couldn't help but laugh. Sama Sama is how you say Yellow in Samoan. My samoan skills weren't in order that weekend and I couldn't for the life of me remember how to say green in samoan. My kids were so mad. They eventually just went up there and screamed, "Green!" Although we never saw the yellow team in any of the workshops, the anticipation for competing made for good fun and games when we did see each other. All in all, camp was great!