This is was my homework tonight in Spanish. I <3 ducks, but you really shouldn’t swim with them. =D
Happy New Year World!!! Welcome to 2009. I had a great time at Kristy’s house for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day. But I’ll get into that in another post. When my family got back from Kristy’s house, we watched the movie Forrest Gump. My cousin, Orion watched it and keep quoting back in Minnesota. So, I was really excited to watch it. I’ve heard quotes from it almost everywhere. Dad said it was one of the top 10 movies of all time. In his opinion, it’s better than Caddy Shack and Groundhog Day and he loves those movies. I saw Groundhog Day and it was great, but that’s another story.
So my review for Forrest Gump is:
Over-all movie: 10/10
Acting Job: 5/5 (Very in character)
Plot: 5/5 (really touching)
It was a great movie. I think everyone should see it at some point. I found a site with some quotes from the movie, and I’ve posted my favorites.
Forrest Gump: Mama always said life was like a box a chocolates, never know what you’re gonna get.
Forrest Gump: He was from a long great military tradition. Somebody from his family had fought and died in every single American war. I guess you could say he had a lot to live up to.
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Get down! Shut up!
Forrest Gump: Oh, yes sir. Bit me right in the buttocks. They said it was a million dollar wound, but the army must keep that money ’cause I still haven’t seen a nickel of that million dollars.
Forrest Gump: Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.
Bubba: Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.
Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan got me invested in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from him, saying we don’t have to worry about money no more. And I said, that’s good! One less thing.
Forrest Gump: Sometimes, I guess there’s just not enough rocks.
Forrest Gump: [running] I had run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours.
Forrest Gump: Yes. Well, I-I don’t know. Sometimes it would stop raining long enough for the stars to come out… and then it was nice. It was like just before the sun goes to bed down on the bayou. There was always a million sparkles on the water… like that mountain lake. It was so clear, Jenny, it looked like there were two skies one on top of the other. And then in the desert, when the sun comes up, I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the earth began. It’s so beautiful.
Forrest Gump: There was Dallas, from Phoenix; Cleveland – he was from Detroit; and Tex… well, I don’t remember where Tex come from.
Forrest Gump: Thought?
Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.
Jenny Curran: Run, Forrest! Run!
I got all of these quotes from Great Quotes.com
So yeah, great movie and everyone should defiantly watch it. I’ve started a new category for Movies, ‘cuz I review a lot of movies and I think my reviews are pretty good. So enjoy the New Year!
Today was my first full day in Minnesota with my dad’s side of the family. It was also my cousin’s birthday. The car ride up here was a nightmare. We started driving at 5:45 and got there at midnight. I watched some old episodes of Mythbusters, Prototype This and Time Warp. I used my MacBook as much as I could before it ran out of power. I didn’t have it fully charged before we left.
Anyway, today we went to a really awesome bowling ally. I did pretty well in bowling. #2 on the kids game, only to my Aunt Jana who played on the kids side ‘cuz she’s one of the youngest. We played some of the arcade games and got a lot of tickets. I used some of my own money to play some extra games and get some extra tickets. I had, like, 167 tickets or something like that. I got a two parachute guys; one for me and one for my cousin, Orion. And I also got this… thing. I really don’t know what it’s called. It’s like this blue tube with some whales in it. I had one a few years ago, but it disappeared.
At the bowling ally, we also played Lazer Tag. It was awesome!!!!! It was all the kids (plus my Uncle Joe) vs. all the adults. IT WAS TOTALLY WICKED!!! I came up with the game plan for the kids time. We all got to the upper levels and had a huge advantage. In the end, I was the 3rd best in the family!!! We all got these cool usernames and mine was Talon. I had 7051 points and 28% accuracy. Uncle Brian came in 2nd and my dad, who’s username was Macro, was the best with a score of over 11,000! He’s really good at lazer tag. Joe had the best accuracy, 50%, but came in 13th place for scoring. :D
So today was a great first day at my cousin’s house. I’m going to sleep on the couch, so I’ll write more later. Happy almost Christmas!
Happy 2nd day of Hanukkah everyone!
Yesterday, my family opened all our Hanukkah/Christmas presents, ‘cuz we’ll be out of town starting tomorrow. I’m really happy with what I got.
And then, after all the presents were open, my dad told me to go downstairs and get a present from under the beanbag chairs. I was like “Why didn’t I look there!” So I brought up this huge, slightly heavy box. It was for me, so I opened it. I screamed so loud, ‘cuz I got a MacBook!!!!! This post if my first MacBook post. This was the best holiday ever!
And tomorrow, I’ll be spending 10 hours packed in the car with Clara and a bunch of luggage as we go up north to Minnesota. That’s where I’ll be spending Christmas. I’ll get a few gifts from my dad’s side of the family, but they never really know me. I’m just excited to see my cousins. I always have a ton of fun when I hang out with them. Even though I’m the oldest, they’re still great. Plus, Mom said I could bring my MacBook! I’ll probably use it in the car.
I’ll be able to keep you updated about my trip. Have a happy holiday season everyone!
Remember back on July 24. Almost half a year ago, when Clara broke my door? It’s still broken!!! If you have a door that locks, be grateful and don’t break it. I have to get dressed in the bathroom and my sister comes in my room all the time. It’s horrible. My dad has been trying to fix it, but it’s not going too well. Once the new door he bought was too big. Then he bought one that was the perfect size but he couldn’t get a door knob on it. Then he tried to give me the bathroom door, but my mom said no because “It has holes on the back for the towel rack. Plus the wholes would be so hard to re-make in Jamie’s door. And the bathroom door needs to lock.” He’s thinking about using the office door, which would be perfect, but Dad hasn’t gotten to it yet. My mom wants to buy me a new door with cool panels. That would be cool if it ever happens.
I’ve kinda gotten used to having a broken door, but it’s not fun. I was kinda bored so I looked back at older post and saw that one on the 24th. It’s really sad how long it takes to fix a door.
I’ve been trying to allow people to subscribe to my blog, but it’s not really working. UNTIL TODAY! If you subscribe, you’ll get email alerts when I have a new post or page. That’s great for all the Jamie fans out there! (If there are any…)
So basically what you do is:
But that’s for wordpress users only. So I’ve created my own subscription. Just comment here or email me and I’ll email you when I post something new. Everyone who subscribes will be listed on a post and if you have a blog, you’ll be added on my blog roll and get daily views from me! :)
The title really should be, “Let it snow, let it be a blizzard.” It’s snowing like crazy right now in the Windy City. I’m betting on a snow day tomorrow. Literally! I’m going to owe North_Star a dollar if we have school. SNOW!! SNOW!!! SNOW!!!
In other news, I think today I’ve had the most views I’ve had in a long time. Currently 32! I was on the site a few minutes ago, and 11 other people were too!!! I’m so excited! I know eleven people isn’t a lot, but I’ve been short on views recently.
Speaking of views, Kristy and I are planning on starting a Youtube account this winter break. We’re going to call it JK or something like that. Get it? JK as in Jamie and Kristy, or Just Kidding? We’d be a comedy so it works.
In English class right now, we’re learning about poems and stuff. I’ll edit a few of the good ones and put them on the site. But only if you promise not to laugh! My poems are kinda weird. They all relate to Jamiestories, which is on my mind all the time. I’ve got all this great ideas, but I just don’t have time to write them down. The Jamiestories site isn’t finished yet, but you can go see it if you want to. Click Here.
So thanks, everyone, for viewing today! :D
I got this link from Kristy’s site.
HA! I am not pure good. That’s for sure. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an true angel, 10 being hating everyone and the world, I’d say I’m 4 at good times and 9 at others. Normally (like right now) I’m 6.
And I got bored and found another one. It’s says I’m 46% this one, and it seemed the most like me:
Here’s the link
Take the quizzes and see what you are. And let me know via comment! ;) And if you find any good quizzes tell me and I’ll put on you the site!
It’s been over a week since I saw this amazing movie. I am really sorry for not reviewing earlier, but it’s been a busy week. I saw the movie twice. Once on Friday at 4:20 and then again on Saturday at 4:20. For the Friday premiere, we went right after school to C2’s house. We, meaning Kristy and I. The three of us played The Game of Life: Twist and Turns. It was pretty fun. Then at 3:45 we picked up Christina and headed to the theater. When we got there the place was almost full, but C and a huge group of girls from our school saved us seats.
THE MOVIE WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved it. Kristy thinks it wasn’t that good, compared to the book. But most of the scenes were nicely done. The only thing that really bothered me was the part when Bella first walks into science class and Edward smells her. In the movie he covered his mouth and nose, which was way too noticeable. It was much better in the book.
But besides that it was great. I loved when Bella first goes to meet the Cullens. Emmett waves ‘hi’ with a butcher knife in his hand. (They were going to make Italian food for Bella). Rosalie breaks a salad bowl. Alice and Jasper walk in from on top of a tree and Alice gives Bella a big hug and says “Oh, you do smell good.”I found the scene on Youtube and have brought it onto the site just for you guys!!! :D
I also love the Baseball scene. I’m trying to learn how Alice pitches. I’m actually pretty good. And I found a video of the Baseball scene:
Esme: Glad you’re here, Bella. We need an umpire.
Emmett: She thinks we cheat.
Esme: I know you cheat.
(Emmett and Edward crash into each other in the air)
(Laughing) Edward: What are you doing?
Bella: Now I see why you need the thunder.
It’s an awesome scene. I also love the scene at prom when Bella and Edward are dancing together, just the two of them, alone on this gazebo. It’s so romantic.
Oh and the part when Edward’s telling her how he can read mines. Found the video:
Edward: I can read every mind in the room apart from yours…
(Looking at people and saying what they’re thinking) Edward: Money… Sex… Money… Sex… cat.
Over-all movie: 10/10
Copying the book correctly: 9/10
Special effects: 11/10 (Amazing)
So yeah, the movie was totally awesome. I really want to see it again. As soon as the DVD comes out, I will own it. The music is also really good. What they use for ‘Bella’s Lullaby’ Isn’t the one I heard on Youtube, but it’s still pretty good. I’m going to buy the song they use in baseball scene, Supermassive Black Hole by Muse.
What’s your favorite part about the movie?
90% of this is (or will be) true for me and Kristy. It will be in bold.
FRIENDS: Will comfort you when he rejects you.
BEST FRIENDS: Will go up and ask him, “It’s because you’re gay, isn’t it?”
FRIENDS: Will be there for you when he breaks up with you.
BEST FRIENDS: Will call him up and whisper, “Seven days…”
FRIENDS: Helps you up when you fall.
BEST FRIENDS: Keeps on walking saying, “Walk much, dumb ass?”
FRIENDS: Helps you find your prince.
BEST FRIENDS: Kidnaps him and brings him to you.
FRIENDS: Will ask you if you’re okay when you’re crying.
BEST FRIENDS: Will laugh at you and say, “Ha Ha, Loser!”
FRIENDS: Will offer you a soda.
BEST FRIENDS: Will dump theirs on you.
FRIENDS: Will sit at the side of the pool with you at that time of the month.
BEST FRIENDS: Will throw you a tampon and push you in.
FRIENDS: Gives you their umbrella in the rain.
BEST FRIENDS: Takes yours and says, “Run – beep – run!”
FRIENDS: Will help you move.
BEST FRIENDS: Will help you move the bodies.
FRIENDS: Will bail you out of jail.
BEST FRIENDS: Would be in the room next to you saying, “That was awesome! Let’s do it again!”
FRIENDS: Never ask for anything to eat or drink.
BEST FRIENDS: Helps themselves and are the reason why you have no food.
FRIENDS: Call your parents by Mr. and Mrs. and Grandpa, by Grandpa.
BEST FRIENDS: Call your parents DAD and MOM and Grandpa, GRAMPS!
FRIENDS: Would bail you out of jail.
BEST FRIENDS: Would be sitting next to you sayin “DAMN! We messed up! Again…”
FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
BEST FRIENDS: Wont tell everyone else you cried…just laugh about it with you in private when your not down anymore.
FRIENDS: Asks you to write down your number.
BEST FRIENDS: Has you on speed dial.
FRIENDS: Borrows your stuff for a few days then gives it back.
BEST FRIENDS: Loses your stuff and tells you, “My bad…here’s a tissue.”
FRIENDS: Only know a few things about you.
BEST FRIENDS: Could write a very embarrassing biography on your life story…
FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that is what the crowd is doing.
BEST FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds ass that left you
FRIENDS: Would knock on your front door.
BEST FRIENDS: Walk right in and say “I’M HOME.”
FRIENDS: You have to tell them not to tell anyone.
BEST FRIENDS: Already know not to tell.
FRIENDS: Are only through high school/college. (aka: drinking buddies)
BEST FRIENDS: Are for life.
FRIENDS: Will be there to take your drink away from you when they think you’ve had enough.
BEST FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place & say “Girl drink the rest of that ! You know we don’t waste!
FRIENDS: Would read ignore this.
BEST FRIENDS: Will repost this crap!