Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Camp 2011

Well, I guess I should write a post about camp before it's New Year's! :P

Camp, as always, was lots of fun. I was sick in the weeks leading up to it, so I was freaking out about not being able to go, but luckily, I was able to!

We arrived on Monday, unpacked, etc., and frankly, I have forgotten the rest of the day until we had choir practice for the Confirmation and Communion Mass on Tuesday.
Tuesday started with going to the church early to have another practice before the real thing. And during the real thing, I am of the opinon that we sounded pretty good! :P After Mass we came back to the campsite and had a bit of a party for the people who were confirmed and who received their First Communion. On Tuesday night there was an epic trivia night run by Mrs R.
On Wednesday morning we all went to the local rock-pools to look at all the interesting little critters in the water. I particularly liked this starfish:

On Wednesday night there was a dance. It was lots of fun, and I helped my friend teach everyone swing dancing. Pretty much all the teenage boys were dancing, which, I think, is almost unbelievable! :P The most-played song of the night, I think it's safe to say, was Hey, Soul Sister, by Train. It was heaps of fun, but sadly I didn't take any pictures.... I was having too much fun dancing!

Thursday was sportsday, but I didn't participate in the actual competition, as I was, along with the other teenage girls, helping the parents with organization and such.

Thursday night was the concert night. Five of my friends and I performed a polished performance of assorted beer songs (shocking, I know!) and then later I sang "What is This Feeling" from the musical Wicked with another of my friends.
Then comes the all-nighter. It has become a camp tradition for the older teenagers to stay up all night on the last night. I've done it three years running. :)  Early in the night (relatively speaking), after the concert, there was a bonfire on the beach, with marshmallows, of course.
Here's a picture of the fire with the moon behind it: 

After the bonfire, we all went back to the main hall in the campsite and ate ridiculous amounts of sugar to keep us going all night. There was, of course, the softdrink drinking competition, which is always great to watch.
This series of pictures of the guys' group photo is awesome (at least I think so):
Just so you know, they put him down quite gently; they didn't actually drop him, as the photos suggest! :P

Of course, once morning comes, almost everyone was almost asleep, but no one really got to sleep until everything was packed back into cars and the campsite was cleaned up. Then we said our goodbyes and headed home!

The next day, almost everyone got sick with a nasty tummy bug, but hey, I think it was worth it! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Things that have happened since my last post!

Well... since my last post, I have done a fair few things.

The main thing is probably getting sick. Yeah *lots* of fun. But while I was sick I read a lot:

I read Emma, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen. I think Northanger Abbey is my favorite Jane Austen book. I also re-read the Hobbit, for something like the tenth time.
And, in anticipation of the final book in the Inheritance Cycle, I also re-read Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr, for the second time.

I have been told by someone (he knows who he is :P) that I should read Ranger's Apprentice, so I'm waiting for the first book to be ready to pick up from the library.

I also read lots and lots of Peanuts comics. They are truly awesome. And my favorite character is Linus! probably because I can relate best to him.

Other than being sick, I went to a homeschooling camp, which I will post about soon, and I have completed a few new pieces of jewellery.

This bangle/cuff I made a few months ago. It's made out of silver, and I had lots of fun beating the heck out of it with a hammer, the effects of which you can see on the outer part of the bangle.

This ring is made out of silver, and the stone is called Spectralite... don't ask me what that is... I melted part of this, so I had to redo the part I melted... oops!

This necklace I made for a wonderful friend's eighteenth birthday! It's made out of silver, and it has a pink pearl in the centre.

And last but not necessarily least, is this bangle, which I made on Saturday. I cheated a little with this one, because the metal had already been made the right thickness and shape all i had to do was solder it into a circle, and texture, and polish it. I made it in about two hours!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

State of Origin, among other things

I know it was a few days ago, but WOOHOO! GO THE MAROONS!!!!! It was an awesome game, but it was horrible to see the pain on Thurston's face when he got his knee bent backwards!!! ouchy!!

Last week I had a day working with the jeweller I am most likely going to do an apprenticeship with next year! It was really good, though I'm really going to have to work on my stamina so I can make it through a six-hour shift without dying. Well, without almost dying.

Yesterday I went to a medieval festival with some friends. It was pretty tiring, and I didn't bring enough money to buy me enough food to keep me going, and I didn't think to bring any of my own, so I was feeling pretty lousy by the end of the day! Though I must say that the German honey-something sausages were really yummy! I only had one, but I probably would have bought another had my money not run out! There was jousting, and archery, and swordfighting, but they were mainly spectator stuff: you couldn't really take part. There were lots of people, about half of which were in some sort of costume. Some of the costumes were absolutely awesome!
Oh, and in the leaflet with the timetable in it, there was an ad for a Pride and Prejudice picnic at the same place, so my friends and I are planning to go to that one too!!!

And lastly, on Friday night I went and saw Kung Fu Panda 2! At one part I was laughing so hard, I was really having trouble breathing!! And I also almost cried, actually I did cry, in one of the scenes. And I don't usually cry in movies! The last time I cried in a movie, it was Prince Caspian, when most of the soldiers get stuck inside Miraz's castle.... yeah that was sad... but I haven't cried in that scene more than once...... Wow, that was deep... I'm really rambling aren't I.... well it is 11 pm, so I should wrap it up here!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stuff in general part 2

Well, I'm very pleased to say that Jonathan Thurston is playing in the next Origin! :) I was worried there for a second!!!

As far as my almost interview went, I've almost definitely got an apprenticeship lined up for me when i finish school, so long as the jeweller thinks I'm competent enough with tools and such! Yay!!!

Also, I have officially finished all of my grade 11 work!! i was a bit behind in English, but, all being well, i'm still on track for finishing grade 12 this year!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Stuff in general...

Well, sorry I haven't posted in a while! I've been pretty busy!

First of all, I must say that I was very sad when the Maroons lost to the Blues last week, but it has been a while since there was a decider, so I'm looking forward to that! I'm not happy that Jonathan Thurston isn't playing, though! :(

Nextly (yeah, I just made up that word), I'm really excited/nervous about tomorrow: I have an almost interview for a jewellery apprenticeship!!! *high pitched squeal* ... ahem.... yeah, so fingers crossed that that goes well!!!

I have had a previous post about funny titles and authors... well i made up a few more:

Eloping to Scotland, by Gretna Green

Growing Vegetables, by Q. Cumberpatch

Hope you guys have a good week, and i'll keep you posted as regards the almost interview!! :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

One - Nil

Go the Maroons!!!!!

One down, two to go!!

I reckon the best try was the one scored by Jahral YowYeh! He just seemed to come in out of nowhere!

Did anyone else watch State of Origin last night?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

State of Origin!

I know I haven't posted in a while. I'm having a bit of trouble thinking of things to write. But seeing as State of Origin is starting next week, I thought I'd change the colour-scheme of my page to be more Maroon! because, as you may have guessed, I go for the Maroons! And I'm very sad that Darren Lockyer is retiring at the end of this year, because he's like the best ever footy player!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Latest Creation

I finally finished this pendant I've been working on for ever. Well, not forever, but a long time, anyway.
Here's some pictures!

Isn't it pretty?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Days 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28.

I thought that since the "love month" is coming to an end, I should finally get around to catching up with it! (you'd never guess, but I'm a procrastinator!)

Day 23: A way in which you want to be remembered.
I think I would like to be remembered as someone who was nice, smart, and caring. At the moment I don't always keep up with those attributes, but I try.

Day 24: A movie no one would expect you to love.
I think I'm pretty predictable with what movies I like. However, if I told someone who had never seen me before, but who had had time to see me and judge me, they probably wouldn't realize that I love Disney Princess movies! But they would be right in what they would guess I would like, too, like action movies and sci-fi.

Day 25: A recipe.
Sorry to disappoint, but I'm not going to bother with a recipe. Slack, I know, but I'm tired and very busy.
Day 26: A childhood memory.
I remember going to Seaworld for my 6th birthday. I was too short to ride the rollercoaster, but they let me on so long as my brother was with me.

Day 27: A physical feature you love.
This is probably going to sound really wierd, but I like cheekbones. They really determine what someone looks like, and everybody's cheekbones are different.

Day 28: Hopes, Dreams and plans you have for the next 365 days
I hope to finish school (Yay! last year!)

Try to bring out my feminine side more. I was, and still am to a degree, quite a tomboy, despising anything pink or frilly!

Try to find a jeweller's apprenticeship near the end of this year.

Try not to go crazy with all the stresses in my daily life!

Happy End of the Love Month Challenge!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Days 20, 21, and 22!!

Day 20: A hobby of yours.
Jewellery making! That includes beads, wire, and silver and anything really that I can make something out of!

Day 21: Something you know you do differently than most people.
I use my knife and fork in the wrong hands: you're supposed to have the knife in the right hand and the fork in the left, but I do it the other way!

Day 22: A website.
It's pretty much a girly modest fashion blog. I found it because the girl whose site it is used to have a clothing line which was really nice!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 17, 18, and 19!

Day 17: An art piece.

I like this picture it's so Hobbitty and homey! And I also think its appropriate because they're going to start filming The Hobbit soon! It should actually be the 20th of March! Yay!

Day 18: A time when you felt passionate and alive.
Haha, when the sheetmusic book for Tangled that I ordered three weeks ago arrived yesterday! I was jumping up and down and squealing like a little girl! I am so glad nobody saw me...

Day 19: A talent of yours.
Well, I love playing the piano, and I always get told by my teacher that I'm really good at sight-reading (which is, in case you don't know, playing the music quite well without having played it before).

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 15 and 16

Day 15: A person you admire.
Go ahead and roll your eyes at my ridiculous obsession; I can't seem to do a single post without referring to Lord of the Rings in some way!
I admire J. R. R. Tolkien. He was incredible. He invented middle earth, and a whole history for it; he created at least four languages: Elvish, Rohirric, Entish, and Orcish. The detail that he includes about people and places and their history just boggles my mind! He is awesome!
Obviously, I also admire my family and friends greatly, too. Their absolutely wonderful!

Day 16: A song that makes you cry.
I can only think of one song that makes me cry, actually two. Walking Her Home, by Mark Schultz, and We Need Eachother, by Sanctus Real.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Catching up on the Love Month Challenge: Days 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Day 10: A photo of you taken over ten years ago.

This was 12 years ago: My 5th Birthday.

Day 11: A photo of you taken recently.
This is about a month ago at my 17th birthday. My brother says I look evil in this photo! :)

Day 12: A song that you want played at your wedding(or was played).
I really don't know about this one. I would probably have All Creatures of our God and King as the processional, and maybe Ave Maria for the signing of the register, but I won't know until I've actually got a groom!

Day 13: A guilty pleasure.
This one's easy! Coke! and Chocolate! Though I try to only indulge every once in a while. I'm trying to go low-sugar at the moment for my acne.

Day 14: A vacation you would like to take.
New Zealand! I would absolutely love to see all the filming locations for Lord of the Rings! and just to see the scenery! all the pictures are so pretty!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 8 and 9

Day 8: A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.
The person I am addressing this to is going to remain anonymous. Even that person won't know that this is for him, but it's the best one I could think of. Obviously I can thank my family and close friends for helping to shape who I am today, but this person helps alot, too, unconsciously.

To the person I am writing this to,
Your gentleness towards your little siblings, and your respect for the things you hold sacred have inspired me to live in such a way as to one day be worthy of a man like you.
Your's Sincerely,

Day 9: A photo you took.

This photo was taken at a homeschooling camp I go to every year. It is a bonfire and an LED torch taken over time on the night setting on my camera. I think it's really cool, because the LED looks like lightning!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Love Month Challenge

I saw Anna Maria do this, so I thought I would too!
Day 1: A favorite song.
Day 2: A favorite movie.
Day 3: A favorite book.
Day 4: A favorite television program.
Day 5: A favorite quote.
Day 6: A moment you wish you could relive.
Day 7: Five things you couldn't possibly live without.
Day 8: A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.
Day 9: A photo you took.
Day 10: A photo of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 11: A photo of you taken recently.
Day 12: A song that you want played at your wedding(or was played).
Day 13: A guilty pleasure.
Day 14: A vacation you would like to take.
Day 15: A person you admire.
Day 16: A song that makes you cry.
Day 17: An art piece.
Day 18: A time when you felt passionate and alive.
Day 19: A talent of yours.
Day 20: A hobby of yours.
Day 21: Something you know you do differently than most people.
Day 22: A website.
Day 23: A way in which you want to be remembered.
Day 24: A movie no one would expect you to love.
Day 25: A recipe.
Day 26: A childhood memory.
Day 27: A physical feature you love.
Day 28: Hopes, Dreams and plans you have for the next 365 days
Obviously, I'm a bit late, so I'll get up to date now!

Day 1: A favorite song.
My overall favourite, I think, is Ever the Same, by Rob Thomas. Though I do like You Belong With Me, by Taylor Swift, and Lift by Shannon Nole.

Day 2: A favorite movie.
My all-time favourite movie would have to be Lord of the Rings, the extended edition. But I also LOVE Tangled! Flynn Rider is so funny!

Day 3: A favorite book.
My all-time favourite book is Lord of the Rings! *Surprise, Surprise* However, I also really like Captain Blood, by Rafael Sabatini.

Day 4: A favorite television program.
Does a mini-series count? I love Pride and Prejudice (1995)!

Day 5: A favorite quote.
A favourite quote would be: "“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ~Dr Seuss.

Day 6: A moment you wish you could relive.
This one's a tough one! I think I'm content with the memories of events. Maybe I'd like to relive a moment with no acne! ;P

Day 7: Five things you couldn't possibly live without.
Well, obviously I couldn't live without God, because if He didn't exist, no one would!
I need my family, my friends, the general things that keep a person alive, and love!

Well, that brings me up to date! More installments coming!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

LotR Obsession Test

Hey everyone! I thought you might like to try this obsession test. It is sort of silly, but it is also fun!
Let me know what you got!



Pass it on! You have to title the post with the first word you find in the word search.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Today was my birthday! I can no longer officially sing "Sixteen going on Seventeen" anymore! Scary thought!
I had a great day! I made a cake, and had pizza for dinner with my family. I got great presents, too. I got three Tolkien books from Mum and Dad, some pretty lanterns from two of my siblings, and two cookbooks from another! Tonight I'm going to watch the rest of the semifinal of the Aussie Open between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic! Yay, I love tennis!!!!

Ruby x

Monday, January 24, 2011

Really funny, Titles and Authors!

The French Chef, by Sue Flay
Unemployed, by Anita Job
Irish Flooring, by Lynn O'Leum
Neither a Borrower, by Nora Lender Bee
Is O. J. Guilty?, by Howard I. Know
Animal Illnesses, by Ann Thrax
House Construction, by Bill Jerome Home
Why Cars Stop, by M. T. Tank
Wind in the Willows, by Russell Ingleaves
Look Younger, by Fay Slift
And Shut Up! by Sid Downe
40 Yards to the Latrine, by Willy Makeit and Betty Wont
Sound as a Bell, by A. Clanger
Dull Pain, by A. King
How To Get Attention, by A. U. Overthere
One Hundred Years Old, by Abbie Birthday
Drafted!, by Abel Boddeed
I'm not a Mutant, by Abner Mallety
Ambulance Driving, by Adam Muhway
I Love Mathematics, by Adam Up
Cry Wolf, by Al Armist
It's a Shocker, by Alec Tricity
Is that it?, by Annie Moore
Not a Guitar!, by Amanda Lin
Artificial Weightlessness, by Andy Gravity
Light Brown Hair, by Audrey Mauve Jeannie
Why Do People Avoid Me?, by B. O. Problem
Handbook of Great Art, by B. U. Teeful
Handsome, Charming, and... , by Cary Smattic
Boy Scout's Handbook, by Casey Needzit
Interior Decorating, by Curt Enrod
Shhh!, by Danielle Soloud
I Lost My Balance, by Eileen Dover and Phil Down
Investigating Optometrists, by F. B. Eye
The German Bank Robbery, by Hans Zupp
Chinese Apathy, by Hu Cares

I hope you like these!
Ruby x

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Back to School! :(

Well, on Monday, I started school again for the year. It's my last year! YAY! :) It's pretty difficult getting back into the swing of things, but I'm getting used to it.
The Christmas Holidays were great, especially over the New Year, while I was staying with a friend for a week. That was lots of fun!
Over the holidays, I also saw a few movies in the cinemas: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Megamind, and Tangled. My favourite is definitely Tangled! It is really funny, and fully worthy of the Disney Princess category! I really enjoyed the music in it too, and I hope to get the piano music book for it!
I made some healthier-than-I-usually-eat muffins the other day, sort of experimenting, and they were quite yummy, so I'll put the recipe up soon.