Saturday, September 27, 2008

Try Again Next Time

Yesterday, the results came in. I was sure that I was going to be elected VP, but the name on the announcements wasn't mine. So I didn't get VP, but I talked to the teacher in charge of StuCo about taking Historian, which no one ran for. She said yes I could, if Jessica didn't want it. I have no idea who Jessica is, but if she didn't campaign for the position, she must not want it. In other words, I might get Historian; if not I will still be in Student Council, but just as a represenative.

This weekend is going to be spent finishing my four projects that are due next week. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


So today was supposed to be the school election, but the teacher in charge left early today and took the ballots with her. I guess I will have to wait for the election. Here's pictures of what I'm doing. I made pencils, shirts, hair ribbons, and posters with my slogan pasted everywhere.
I mentioned in another post about attending a city meeting. Well, I looked in the newspaper and found the article about it; I wasn't mentioned, but my dad's friend was. The journalist got it ALL wrong. He said that "Bob" thought a dog park necessary; I heard "Bob" say the exact opposite. My dad's friend did not agree with "Bob", which genius put in the article as well. That goes to show, do not believe the news, kids.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Race is On

As I said in another post, I am running for Vice President of my school's Student Council. Little did I know that 4 other people are doing the same thing. The election is on the 23rd (my half birthday!!!) so I have a busy weekend ahead. I am making T-shirts for me and my friends to wear, posters to hang on the wall, and pencils to hand out that say "Vote Madi B. for V.P." I am just so anxious to get this over with. I am tired of students coming up to me and saying, "I'm not voting for you!" O.K., I don't care if your voting for me or not, but please get out of my way. On top of the election, I have to talk in front of my church, play piano accompaniment for a choir, do homework and projects, babysit, blah, blah, blah. Oh yeah; tomorrow I get to wake up at 5:45 in the morning to go to a party. It's going to be fun, but why not 7:00, or 8:00. This is where my handy optimism comes in. Hopefully it will be enough. I can tell already this is going to be a no-nap weekend.

Madi B for VP

Sunday, September 14, 2008

It's Raining, It's Pouring

Yesterday, college football team BYU beat UCLA 59-00. If you didn't know, I am a huge BYU fan, along with my dad. We are so happy that they won.

Because of Hurricane Ike, we received a little bit of rain yesterday. Nothing like we expected (it was supposed to pass directly over us and we were supposed to get 6"). However, we did manage to get a couple drops and some puddles. My brother and I went out and played in the rain; him with his umbrella, and me with my new rain boots. We enjoyed splashing and getting completely soaked. O.K, so I may be a little too old for puddle-splashing, but I say it's FUN!!! and you can never be too old to enjoy a couple puddles.

Friday, September 12, 2008

So Long No See

I have been so caught up with school this week. I am so glad it is the weekend. My school is introducing all of their clubs this week; it is overwhelming. I am thinking that I am going to try for Yearbook Staff, Student Council (How do you like Madi B. for VP?), Peer Mediation, Whiz Quiz, and National Junior Honor Society, along with Tennis and Golf. Yeah, I'm a pretty busy person. I am so rushed with all these deadlines and stuff. I'm dedicating this weekend to me (hopefully that works out).

Today in Science we made our own salad dressing. My group aimed for a sweet, but tangy taste, so we used raspberries. All was well until we tried squeezing the berries. They didn't have any juice like we thought. So we mashed them and threw them in the bottle. Other than that incident, pouring way to much vegetable oil in the mixture, spilling the bottle, tasting the sample and almost puking, running out of salad, and other accidents, everything went great. The end result actually tasted pretty well. The teacher liked it! Our recipe you may ask? Well, we guess that we used:

175 mL of Red Wine Vinegar
15 mL of water
30 mL of vegetable oil
pinch of pepper
1 shake of Paprika
1 shake of garlic salt
2+ tablespoons of sugar
30 mL of lime and orange juice (freshly squeezed)
1 tablespoon of poppy seeds
And, don't forget...
20 or so mashed raspberries
*Results may vary!!!

Last night, my town had a meeting to decide what kind of parks and entertainment we needed in the city. My dad is an avid mountain biker, so I went to support him and to represent the USTA(national tennis association; my coach asked me to). Small town only has three public tennis courts that are in pretty bad shape. Anyway, I was the youngest one at the meeting. We were split into groups so I was away from my dad, but with one of my friend's mom. I spoke about how we need more mountain bike trails, more tennis courts, and how our activity center needs more fitness activities for young teens (the only ones are for ages 3-10 or 18+). A reporter started quoting me and eventually asked how old I was, etc. I'm guessing I'm going to be in the newspaper. Overall, I got to fight the man and eat cookies. Pretty cool!

Be happy, my friends, and have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Killer Workout

Today was a great day at school. I had to turn in a project yesterday, and am working on another. It was absolutely beautiful weather; only 79, 20 degrees below normal. the wind was blowing and it was overcast. Thank you Hurricane Gustav. Though it was nice outside, in Athletics it was sweat, pain, and more sweat. A few girls came to class late, didn't dress out, or talked during Study Hall. So, as a group, we had to do 150 air raids (squat, push up, squat, jump; that's one), plus our daily workout, lunges, jump rope, crunches & push-ups, and hurdles. I hurt a bit afterwards. I like to be pushed hard, but couldn't we have done it outside instead of a cramped gym?

Anyway, my labor day weekend was a blast! I went to the water park, babysat (with a friend), and went to the water park, again, except this time with a friend. I can't believe it's almost fall! And with that, my mom is having a give-away on some of her necklaces to introduce her new fall collection. Trust me, there's some good stuff. Go to: to get entered in. You won't regret it.