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Jess
09 July 2012 @ 07:02 pm
I just spent eleven days with no electricity during what is apparently the second-longest heat wave ever in my state. It was not fun, to say the least. We got hit by a storm. The weird thing is, while it was happening, it didn't seem so bad. There was wind and rain, but I didn't think it was anything special. Apparently, I was wrong. This is what my yard looked like after the storm finished.

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The news said there were 600,000 people without power. They had it down to about 4,000 yesterday, but another storm hit and it went back up to 21,000. The governor declared a state of emergency, which may still be in effect. We had to throw out most of our food because we didn't have a generator. We managed to get one, but only after four or five days. I can now say I truly understand what people mean when they say the heat was stifling. So how was everyone else's week?
 
 
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Jess
02 June 2012 @ 03:32 pm
So my mom went to a yard sale today and bought me a present. She paid five dollars for a tan trench coat so I could walk around feeling like Castiel. My mom's pretty awesome.
 
 
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Jess
I FINALLY got to go to the midnight premiere for a Harry Potter movie. I've wanted to go for a long time, but there was always some reason that I couldn't. This was my last chance, though, so I was determined to make it work, damnit. And I did!

It was on of the best experiences of my life. The theater was absolutely packed. I've never been to a movie with that many people. The atmosphere was fantastic. It was obvious that everyone there loved the franchise, and it made me feel like I was part of something, like a little community. People kept shouting out how much longer it would be until the movie started, and every time the entire audience cheered and applauded. Just before the movie started, an employee came in to "tell us the rules." There were only two. The first was that no one was allowed to use their cell phones, which was understandable. The second one, though, I felt was ridiculous. Apparently, we weren't supposed to talk. Like, at all. If we did, we'd get kicked out without a refund. I felt like I was in school, getting told off by the principal. I don't know about everyone else, but the reason I came to the midnight premiere was to have an experience. I didn't come to sit quietly and watch the movie whilst pretending that no one else existed. I came to watch the movie with other people who loved it as much as I did. Needless to say, no one paid much attention to this second rule.

I've come to realise that watching a movie with a large audience makes it so much better. The best thing is to hear everyone's reactions. Whenever something particularly awesome happened on screen, the entire theater would break out in cheers and applause. I really loved it, and I hope that someday I can go to another midnight showing. I'm looking at you, movie version of The Hobbit.

I also have a bit of a story about my costume. I have a Hogwarts robe. I've had it ever since I was in sixth grade, which was in 2001. I wore it to the movie, obviously, but I didn't have a uniform to wear under it. I decided to pick out clothes that I already owned that looked as close as possible to something that might be worn in the movies. After I got to the theater and was watching the movie, though, I realised that I had accidentally dressed up as Neville Longbottom. It was pretty awesome.
 
 
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Jess
15 May 2011 @ 01:23 am
So I'm sitting in my room, minding my own business, when I hear stuff start falling off of my dresser. "No big deal," I think to myself. "I moved something earlier, I probably just knocked something else out of balance." So I ignore it and keep messing around on the computer. A few minutes later I hear more stuff falling. Now I'm starting to get worried, thinking there's a mouse or something in my room. I wish. After a few more minutes pass, I hear something. I turn around to look, and as I'm turning I see it, backlit from the light shining through my bedroom window. It's dark in my room, so it's just a silhouette, but there it is, sitting on the desk right beside me.

A snake.

A freaking snake, just laying on my desk. So I ran out of my room as fast as I could and got my daddy to come find it and make it leave. At least I found it now, though. I've always had this fear of waking up with snakes in my bed. If that had happened, I'd probably never sleep again. I probably won't anyway, especially not tonight. *shudders*
 
 
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Jess
23 January 2011 @ 12:28 pm
It's my birthday today! I'm officially old enough to drink, apparently, but I don't think I'm be doing much of that. 21! Yeah!
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Jess
20 January 2011 @ 11:57 pm
Ugh. I hate getting in debates with people. I know I probably shouldn't, but I do it anyway. My sister posted on Facebook that if any of the people on her friends list were racist, she wanted them to delete her. Perfectly reasonable, I feel. Then a girl gets on and starts talking about how racism is perfectly okay, because it's just somebody's opinion. She told us that we were being closed minded for not just accepting racist people. Then her cousin started messaging my sister with the same tripe. She actually said that it was narrow-minded to not accept racist people. I have to wonder sometimes if people even realise what they write. Sometimes I wish I could let these things lie, but I can't. If there's one thing I can't stand, it's prejudice. I have to say, though, I've never been told before that I was a bad person because I wasn't racist. It was a new experience, anyway.
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Jess
26 July 2010 @ 12:36 am
I went to a double feature at the drive-in last night. I must be a glutton for punishment, because the two movie were The Last Airbender and Eclipse. It's pretty bad when the Twilight movie isn't the one that makes me want to beat my head against something until I'm unconscious. It was only six dollars, though, and I didn't pay for it. Also, surprisingly, Eclipse wasn't that bad. Who'd have thought?
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Jess
21 July 2010 @ 04:38 pm
I took the ACT this year, and they sent my scores in to a college. I never sent in an application to this college, because I didn't plan on going back to school until next year. I got a letter in the mail today from this college. It said that, based only on my ACT scores, I'd been accepted. It also said I was getting a scholarship for 16,000 dollars a year. I'm in shock. It just came out of nowhere. I keep thinking it has to be some sort of mistake. Stuff like this doesn't happen to me.
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Jess
23 May 2010 @ 11:48 pm
REALLY?

WHAT THE HELL, LOST? DID YOU REALLY JUST GO THERE? REALLY?

*rages*
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Jess
28 April 2010 @ 07:36 am
Well, now I can say I've been to New York City. I went with my friend last weekend. It was a lot of fun, but we had a pretty big fight after we got back.

Things I Learned About New York:

1. Everyone isn't a murderer. The people are actually really friendly and will give directions if you're having trouble.

2. A sandwich at Friday's costs nearly $20. (O_O)

3. I can't imagine living there.

4. I would never, ever want to drive on the streets of New York City.

5. People in cars really like to honk their horns at everything, especially people obeying traffic laws.

6. Subways are fun and pretty convenient, but they're terribly confusing, especially on the weekend. The schedules change on the weekends, and if you get bad directions, you end up crossing the bridge from Manhattan into Queens. Then you have to find out how to get back.

7. There are people on basically every street corner trying to get you to buy something.

8. Double-decker buses with no roofs are fun to ride in.

I really did have a lot of fun. We saw just about everything we wanted to, and we got pictures. I was very glad to get home, though. Also, just so you know, it's horribly uncomfortable to spend ten hours on a chartered bus. I think I would have been more comfortable in a regular car.
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