Friday, June 26, 2009

We went fishing...

Jeanie has never been fishing before and she caught three flounder! We kept the biggest one and ate it that night.

Ugly? Why did they choose Flounder for Little Mermaid?

Guess what I caught? :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Journal Entry #2- Embarrassing Moment

I have 2 funny stories. Lucky you.
#1. During my freshman year in volleyball, my coach let me play varsity for one game because someone was injured or something. It was a really good team and they were beating us real bad. She put me in back row, which is digging spikes and all that HARD stuff. The big hitter on the other team was going up for the spike or something and I was too close to the net. She swung and the ball slammed me right in the face. When this happens to someone, we call it a focker. It sounds really bad, but thats just what it is called. I think this is the worst thing that can happen to someone on the volleyball court. It's like, the ultimate shame or something. But, our team had bets for every game; whoever fockers someone, they get a dollar from everyone on the team. Anyway, as soon as this happens, I look up and see the whole team on the other side of the net high fiving that girl and some of my teammates are laughing as well. I can't blame them. It's hillarious to see. Some of the crowd is laughing as well, and my coach calls a timeout. Which prolongs the laughing. The coach's pep talk was this: "We can still do this! We got this! Get mad girls! Get mad! You just got hit in the face! Aren't you mad?" ? I'm pretty embarrassed actually. I guess she didn't hear the whole gym laughing... :/
#2. For P.E. one year in high school, we were riding bikes. It was fun and we got to race and just play on bikes the whole time. I had to stay and pick up the cones after it was time to leave. The whole class was on the other side of the football field and I had the cones in one hand. I was focusing on the cones and looking across the field at my piers. I totally forgot about the speed bumps... Imagine this in slow-motion: I look down, see the speed bump, reach for the break with my on hand, front wheel bounces up and over, handlebars turn completely around because I can't balance, cones fly in every direction, I am on hands and toes skidding across asphalt, right knee stuck under the bike. I felt just as rediculous as I looked in your mind. I get up as fast as I can and imediately look around. I don't see anyone, so I grab the cones and start walking the bike back as fast as I can. I'm half way there when a large suburban pulls up with all kinds of hot Senior jocks. They ask if I'm alright with a slight scent of sarcasm. I reassure them that I'm fine and ride off with my cones. In the locker room, everyone noticed that my knee was bleeding and I told them that I was attacked by a savage clan of stray dogs and thats all I got from it. Not really. I told them I fell...

Journal Entry #1- My name

#1 journal entry. Here we go.

I wasn't named after anyone in my family. I got my name because my mother had a list of childrens names and crossed them off as she got more and more nieces and nephews. I used to think I had an old lady's name because of The Wizard of Oz (Aunty Em), but no longer. I'm cool with it. I think the other alternative for my birth certificate was Elizabeth. I love that name and I remember being bitter for a couple of minutes in my younger years because it wasn't my name. I might like it a little more now because of Pirates of the Caribbean...

Also! Once upon a time, my mom wanted my middle name to be Bliss? My angel father convinced her that the middle names should only go to the boys in the family. I think he started that idea because he was scared of what middle name she would give Sarah... :) Just kidding! I like my unofficial middle name! It's a fun story and I like making fun of it with everyone else! Haha! Emily Bliss.... yeah. I'm glad it's not for real!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cape Henlopen

We went to the fishing pier while there was still 'rain with a chance of lightening' and no one was allowed in the water. Notice the blue skies? Yeah. There was no rain. So we waited until the 2 clouds passed us...

And then we went to the beach! I wish our state park had a beach... Notice the pine trees right before the water? I think thats pretty cool/different.

We occasionally get dolphins that swim 15-20 feet from us and we freak out a little. Happy fish like dolphins shouldn't have the same scary fin like a shark. Especially if they swim that close.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy Birthday!

This is what I got to do for my star birthday. I LOVED NY! Thanks Mom, for taking us!