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|Thursday, August 20th, 2009|
Haha. I don't know if anyone even remembers who this is it's been so long since I've updated this. It's Alicia G. in case you forgot.
Currently, I am at work... "working"
Summer is almost over, and I can't wait to get back to school. Fall is tied with Spring for my favorite season.I can't wait to walk outside and smell the fallen leaves as they are either rotting or burning. Watching as people bundle up with their light jackets and thin little scarves that are more for fashion than for warmth. Thinking about the warm and cozy feeling of sitting there sipping your Hot Apple Cider, and watching the colorful leaves as the sway in the cool breeze that reminds you that the hot summer is over... I can't wait.
Alicia C. G.
|Monday, June 2nd, 2008|
Sooo. Besides my lame attempt at poetry, I am going to try, once again... at writing in this thing. I don't even remember who is on this thing anymore...
Anyways, I successfully made it through my first year of college. I did in fact go to Oakland University because I got scholarships there. I really like it there, though my first impressions were against the school. I like MOST of the professors, and I have definitely learned a lot.
Alex got his Bachelor's I think, and Drew got his associates. Mom lost some weight, woot woot! Go Mom! Dad is still a crazy workaholic, but he's been doing well.
Started work at Semco Energy. Money = Good. I like it. It's a lot of walking, so I am getting a lot of exercise, and I am being paid! Meeting some new people through work, such as the fabulous Sir Mike McCabe. Great man. Great man. A lot of funny stories with him!
Lots of hanging out, lots of fun stuff like that. All good here! Made a few new friends this year, love them all dearly, and hope we can hang out soon! ... yeah.
Almost had one, then didn't. End of story.
Besides that, I don't want to make this post any longer, so b-bye now!
|Sunday, June 1st, 2008|
|Back in yellow
There once was a place where my thoughts went.
I'd type them up, and there they were sent.
All over, they would go... To those of you whom I know.
And you would all read my little vent.
A sweet little society we've made,
With lots of people, reading what we've laid,
Reading about each other, caring for one another,
I had forgotten about our society, I'm afraid.
But now I'm here,
There is no need to fear,
I will write of my many plights...
It has been over a year!
|Sunday, June 24th, 2007|
|I DID IT!!!!!!
Those of you who know me, know that I am a moderately good cook. I can make some pretty difficult courses, such as feta cheese triangles, lemon meringue pie, and I can make a pretty good soufflé. But if you REALLY know me, you know that when it comes to cookies, I am like a walrus without mah bucket. Except today. I DID IT! I Friggin' made a perfect batch of cookies. I'll go ahead and post some pictures of my poiyfect cookies! Anyone who knows anything knows that this is a really big deal for me. It's like learning how to ride a bike, or first getting your license... it's a really great feeling. Well, here are the pictures:
Anyways, quick updates:
Walked 9 miles for the Relay for life, which I raised $1,239.05 for.
Went on a trip to Stratford not too long ago, had a blast.
Graduated, and am going to Oakland University as a Music Major.
Grad party on June 30th, at my house. 3:00 o'clock!
Got a tuba! Yeah!
Made good cookies!
And tomorrow I start my job as Assistant director for the recreation departments Youth Theatre Program. Sort of scared, but overall excited.
Well, I should go. But before I do, I must say one more thing. Don't be stealin' MAH bucket!! Current Mood: ecstatic
|Thursday, February 15th, 2007|
|V for Victory
Indeed, I have lived yet another Valentines Day single. I don't mind though. Some people let it get to them. I just think I'll have my day. No. This Valentine's Day was different. I did get something. Nothing like a pink rose, or a pink heart full of chocolates... no. I got a pink eye. That's right ladies and gentlemen! I got conjuctavitus! Oh Yeah! Fun. So I have been sterilizing everything in my house. In the course of 16 hours I watched 22 episodes of a new anime Alex showed me called Full Metal Panic. Is it good? Affirmative. "Why are you following me?" "It's just a coincidence." Ha... only like... 3 people out there get that... Anyways, so yeah, I stuck at home. Tomorrow we are going to go up North, I'm excited. I will get to go snowmobiling! I've never done that before!
Oh, yeah. I didn't post about a couple days ago. I got sick... real sick. Ask Megan. She knows. She was acting like a mother, getting me water, a cold wash cloth, etc. It was interesting... This week, I've only been to school once. Monday I was sick, Tuesday I went to school, Wednesday was a snow day, and now today I am sick again. Gar. How miserable. I haven't been able to practice the Tuba for a very long time... Depression.
So now for the sarcastic part in light of some people's stupidity. I love theatre! I really do. All the hard working people do theatre. Gosh, it's so much fun. I sure am glad I have all my friends in theatre. So nice. Oh! I went to MIFA the other day for clean up. It's funny, because I'm not even in the show and I showed up. I saw others there. It's so good of them to show up and finish their duty like an honorable person. Great of them really. Such generous, kind, and responsible people in the world. Darn lucky to have them.
Well, I'm out! See you cool cats! Current Mood: chipper
|Monday, January 22nd, 2007|
|LAST DAY OF DOC PROC!
I'm so happy!!! This is my last day in Document Processing. Next semester I start Anatomy. Squee.
Over the weekend, I had the most amazing time. We invited a few people over on Friday, and about twelve people showed up. It was so fun. Let's see, it was Morgan, Me, Megan, Marcus, Melissa, Jordan, Gail, Anthony, Doris/Jesus/Matt, April, Laura and Drew. Well, anyways, the highlight of the party had to be where we had dinner at 9:00. We put two tables together and put all the chairs on one side of the table. We had the last supper with Doris, and we sang a song for him in a ritualistic way. That was strange. Later, we ended up playing mafia. It was just so much fun, I enjoyed everyone's company very much (even Anthony! Teehee.)
On Saturday, I went to set construction for un poco, and then I went up to the North End to get my car stereo installed. I came back, went to pick Megan up, we got slushies, went home, made sushi and salad, and then Simon, Jacob, and Kevin came over and we hung out for a couple hours. We decided those hours weren't enough, so we told them to come back the next day, which they did, and we played video games and all watched Desperate Housewives together. It was weird, the guys seemed quite interested in it.
Well, now I'm at school and have laid to rest a swell weekend. I hope this week is as fun as the last!
Adios! Current Mood: content
|Friday, January 19th, 2007|
Only one more day of document processing... I'm so happy. In a way though, it was fun. I kind of made friends with people I never thought I would... Or at least I can carry one a conversation with them... Either way. I'm happy. I'm going to miss all the time to go online however... Oh well. I might just disappear again... We'll see.
You know what I love about my life... Holding onto friends, even though we may grow apart. Even if I start hanging out with other people more, I still love staying in touch with those who were once so good of friends. I love not completely disowning friends, just because we are a little mad, or don't talk. Oh... and I love my friends that are so strong about their opinions not to smoke. Gail sticks out there... I love her enthusiasm. I wish we could all be as enthusiastic as her... (Love you Gail!)
Well, I have to go... but yeah. Thank you to those of you who remain good friends, through hard times, through happy times. Thank you for always being there. Current Mood: okay
|Thursday, January 18th, 2007|
|I don't know why, but I need to share this.
If you ever go on morning walks as a routine, like same time, same route, it's really weird. You see a lot of people doing the same exact thing, every day. It's kind of neat really. At my old house, I would walk down to the boardwalk, starting at 6:00 in the morning. On the way, there was a man who would always leave before I got to his house, around 6:10 in the morning. Then I would pass by this one house, and I would see two people, one sitting at the kitchen table, the other in front of the sink drinking orange juice. I always caught them while the man was drinking the last of his orange juice. I would pass by, and they would get into their cars, and drive past me while walking.
I walk down to the boardwalk and watch the sun rise. The sun has done this everyday since the beginning of the earth, making it's routine the oldest. I would take pictures, and then head back up to my house. On the way back there was a women who only had one eye, she would wait for someone to come and pick her up. I talked to her once, I don't remember what about... maybe it was about the temperature, or the morning... I'm not entirely sure. I would continue on my way, and there was always this cat who waited outside this one house's front door. It was a cute cat, black and white. I would call the cat, but it would stay by it's door, as if it knew the door would open soon. I would walk on, and once in a while pass these two women, walking. We would exchange our hellos. We would usually pass each other around ninth street.
I get home, and find my entire family still asleep, except for my dad, who was at work. He probably has the longest routine, besides the sun, going to work early.
I'm not sure why I shared this... but I had to write it down. Current Mood: calm
|Thursday, January 11th, 2007|
|The Feeling of Accomplishment... Mmm...
Yesterday was an amazing day!
I took 3 tests yesterday, one on a scales test for jazz band, which I thought I'd fail but got a 91/102, which is not bad at all! So anyways, I also took a Vocab test, I feel fairly confident about that one, and then I took a test in Spanish that I didn't even know we had until 5 minutes before it and got a 19.5/21. Squee.
Afterschool, I took Megan to get Subway, then I took her back to school for her rehearsal. After that I went home, and listened to my MP3 player while dancing like an idiot. You know, the kind of dancing that if anyone was watching you would be utterly humiliated? Anyways, so while I danced like a dork I was looking for my application for Oakland. Meh. I found it, then did a bunch of other stuff on my To Do List, then I ended up cleaning up around my house. I then decided to go running, which I did for about 20 minutes... not bad for my first time running on my own since summer. The air was so cold, and I waved to a nice Police Officer. Why those two facts are in the same sentence... I don't know. Anyways, so I get home, I start playing animal crossing, and Megan calls and so I have to go pick her up. I take her back to my house, we eat Cheese pizza for dinner, then my family mentioned something about the movie Cast Away, and we find out that Megan has never seen it, so of course I make her watch it. 2 1/2 hours later, after I cried when Tom Hanks lost Wilson... yes... I cry over a man losing his friend Volleyball... Tom Hanks is such a sad crier! Anyways... so after the movie, I take Megan home.
Then I get back and decide to start practicing my instruments. So I practice for maybe about 30-45 minutes when the phone rings. I look at the caller ID... !!!!! It was Dr. Cox from CMU! I had called and left a message on his answering machine a week or so ago, and I had SO many questions to ask him. It was the weirdest thing though... he was so nice and friendly. Even if I call and talk to Mr. Volz, it still feels weird and awkward, but somehow when I talk to Dr. Cox, it seems very normal. He's a really nice guy. So we talk about college stuff for about 45 minutes... He told me that the whole piano assessment thing is just a test to see your level of piano, it's not as bad as it sounds. He says you don't really have to buy a tuba until you get to college. Nice to know. Oh, and this year he is accepting more tubas then usual. Good news! So we talked about a whole bunch of other things, and boy does that man like to yap! Anyways, he helped me out so much, and I was actually able to get a good nights sleep, the best I've had in a while.
Well, I think that is enough writing for a day, bye!
Alicia C. G. Current Mood: jubilant
|Wednesday, January 10th, 2007|
Yesterday was a strangely fun day. Fun and stressful; Oh Boy! Well, anyways... so I don't really remember anything that happened during school. Afterschool, however, Megan came up to me and asked me if we could go get coffee from McD's, I said "As long as you're paying!" So we were waiting to turn left on Clinton, and if you know anything about our school, it's almost impossible to do this afterschool. So we were waiting, and we notice Mike Norton behind us. Megan is my daughter , "", and Mike is her father, "", so me and Mike always joke around saying that she was conceived in Tahiti. So anyways, I turn around to Mike, while waiting at the intersection, and I try to signal the arches for McD's, and he is confused, so I show him a $5 bill, and is gets this face of excitement and forms the arches himself and mouths "Me too!!"
So we meet him there, and he gets us a discount on our food, which was nice. So we were all talking and laughing about the whole Tahiti thing, and Megan says to Mike "Mike, come here, I have to tell you a secret." He says in response "I swear, if you hit me, or scream in my ear, I will do whatever you do 10 times harder!" And I said "Yeah, that's why I have those 10 whip scars on my back." Megan, who is sensitive about this subject, punches and pretty much beats the crap out of me... It was worth it though...
Megan and I then left Mike at McD's and went to Silk's flower shop to send flowers to Fouch. If you don't know, Mr. Fouchey had surgery yesterday and he may not be back at school for a while. So Megan and I sent him flowers, I'm sure he'll be delighted. They are in a mug that is in the shape of a smiley face, and attached to it is a Get Well Soon card, where we told him to come back soon so we can visit him. But the best part about the card is that we crossed out the "Well" and put "Good". He's an english teacher, so we think he'll enjoy "Get Good Soon!" It'll be great!
After that, I took Megan to rehearsal, and I went home and worked on putting songs on my new MP3 player... yeah... it's not an iPod, whatev. So anyways, I make this huge list, taking me about 1.5 hours to make, it has all the songs I want on it, and for some reason it decided to delete the Sync list and not Sync, causing my 1.5 hours of work to be a complete waste. Swell. Alex worked some magic, and I was in fact able to make my list in a shorter amount of time, since I pretty much remembered what I did and did not want. So I MP3 is full of my favorite stuff now. Yeah.
A little bit of practicing and all that good stuff here and there for band-GAH! Playing test in 2 hours! I'm going to friggin' fail! Well, we'll see.
I'll cut this off here. Hasta luego!
Alicia C. G. Current Mood: chipper
|Friday, January 5th, 2007|
|Merrily We Roll Along
We started rehearsal for Merrily We Roll Along, it's a pretty big cast. I counted 32 people in the cast, and that I think had a couple people missing. Sweet. It will never be the same as Fiddler, though. I loved the big family there, that was fun. But who knows, maybe I'll meet new people and we'll create another family... The first family was so great though, I kind of can't believe that one could beat it. We'll see.
In other news, I have auditions for Music Major in about a month and a half... 2 days ago I learned that I need to have TWO audition pieces, not just one. I need to also do an aural test, where they test how well you can hear intervals, stuff like that... Crap. And the part I'm most scared of... sight-reading piano music. I don't know how to read it very well, let alone sight-freaking-reading. I talked to Mr. Volz about it, and he gave me 4 books for learning. So I need to learn piano, train my ear, learn all melodic and major scales, and learn 2 pieces (about 20 minutes combined). My Dad asked me "If you don't get in the music program, what is your backup career?" I thought about it, and I guess it would be something in the Culinary Arts. Who knows... Wish me luck I guess...
Alicia C. G.
|Wednesday, December 20th, 2006|
|Cast List Drama
This was an interesting experience of fighting to not be a hypocrit. I have definitely been quite that the past couple of days. When my brother got Mushnik, he was very upset, though still a good part. I told him that his part was very important to the play, and that even a small part can be better then a big role. When I got the smaller role, I was just as upset as him, totally contradicting my statement from before. I feel like such a jerk. Though I do question some of the casting, I have sucked it up and tried to accept my part.
It was interesting. The night of the cast list posting, I was in the shower when I let the tears come out. Usually, when I get upset I only cry for about 5 minutes, and then I suck it up. This is rare by the way. I started crying in the shower, and I think I ended up crying for about 1/2 hour. I was lucky no one heard me. After I cried, however, I was able to really examine how to handle the casting. I had all of the emotion out of me, so then I was able to see everything in a better perspective. I think I'll be okay with the casting. It will probably require less time for me to be there, and I will be able to focus more on my music abilities, and getting into college.
I'm really happy that Christmas is almost here. Tonight I have to bake about 200 gingerbread cookies. Fun fun. This usually takes a long time, so I'll be cutting and decorating for a while, plus I have to wrap all of my friends presents, let alone actually getting them to them tomorrow. That and the cookies. Fun.
Right now I am in Miss Eb's class, and we are in the computer lab. I already finished my essay on The Dharma Bums, so I am just chillin' now. I still have about 10 minutes left. Seriously.
SPANISH FOOD DAY NEXT HOUR! I'm so excited! I brought in Flan, or Creme de Caramel! It takes so long to make, and it is a BUTT to clean up after. Mmmm... caramelized sugar that takes forever to clean off of a pan because it's CRYSTALLIZED! Garr. People better like it. I even brought a grater to grate the chocolate on it (One should always grate fresh to keep the flavor in!).
This has to be one of my longest entries... kind of freaks me out... I think I'm going to stop it here... just for safe measures. Well, I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a great Holiday Break!
Alicia C. G. Current Mood: chipper
|Thursday, December 14th, 2006|
I have been thinking about the past a lot, and the old Gorzen residence. I really miss it. I miss the friends. I miss the parties. I miss the Fab Five. I miss people getting along and talking to each other. I don't know. I've made a bunch of new friends, but I just hate not leaving off on good terms with old friends. (Sorry if this brings things back up again) Anyone who reads this, and knows what I mean, please, post a comment with a memory of how it used to be.
I remember hanging out with everyone, making skits, watching T.V., Theatre. I remember Fiddler on the Roof. We were all so close there. I remember Bobert when he messed up the words for Wonder of Wonders Miracle of Miracles. It was so funny! He covered well though, and did not lose confidence. Then Ryan's "Mazeltov" Mess up, who can forget that. Savannah in general, her hilarious part as Lazar Wolf's wife. I remember that.
Basically, what I want for Christmas from everyone is the acknowledgement that we had a good time back in the day. Bobert, Savvy, If you guys read this: I just want to say that I'm happy for you that you found happiness down in Florida. I hope all goes well, and have a Merry Christmas.
Alicia C. Gorzen Current Mood: peaceful
|Friday, December 1st, 2006|
Today we leave for state festival, so I will be leaving again. Hehe. Only a two day trip, it's cool.
But about Disney. Oh, it was so much fun! Whether I was buying a pearl, on rides, or buying a dirty little mexicano ninja, it was a good time! The parade was pretty sweet too, despite minor technical difficulties... What? Anyways. So it was all great.
I got back from Florida, and pretty much played the Wii a lot... It's such a fun system! I love it!
Well, I really don't have time to update much more, so I'll leave you at that! I'll keep trying to update if anyone ever reads this! :)
Alicia C. G.
|Friday, November 17th, 2006|
|Whoot, back in the game!
Okay, so I think I might try updating more often, get my voice and existence back out there.
Okay, I need people's opinions about something; Say a lot of my friends were having a really bad day, but I was having a rather good day. When asked "How was your day?" How should one respond?
Okay, enough of that. I got my ACT score the other day, I was so happy. I got a 25, which if you don't know that's out of 35 (or 36, don't remember) It's about 4 points above average. I celebrated by going to the Red Pepper. Yum.
I'm so excited for Disney tomorrow! I leave at 3:30 tommorow morning. I'm pretty nervous I guess, but excited! I can't wait! It's so weird that it's finally here. I've been waiting for it for at least four years. It's strange that it's here. Tommorow. Gosh time goes by fast.
Lil' Jackson is watching some weird music video, with... who is that kid again... Little Bow-wow? Something like that. He's quite "pimpin" in the video. He has a bunch of girls with him, and he looks like he's about 12. So it looks kind of dirty. Strange. (I'm in document processing again by the way)
There is this lunchlady at the school now. She serves the sandwhiches. I've been nothing but kind, warm, and respectful to me, and she just wouldn't warm up to me and be nice. I wondered why for a while when I noticed that she is really nice and fun with the skateboarding types. (Sorry to stereotype) She seems to like the troublemakers more, and dislike the good students. It's strange.
I was walking with Richie Miller in the hallway when we passed by Mr. Cook. He was yelling at a kid, and he said this: "Just because you are mad at me, does not give you the right to say that you want to kick me in the nuts!!!!" Me and Richie waited until we turned a corner, then we just laughed.
Well, anyways, my time's up. I'll try to update when I get back from Disney! Hope all of you guys have a nice Thanksgiving.
I am thankful for all my friends.
Love, Alicia C. Gorzen Current Mood: excited
|Tuesday, November 14th, 2006|
|Still here... sort of.
Oh my gosh, this thing still exists. Well, right now I'm in Document processing. Boring, as usual. I'm surprised that LiveJournal still works on these computers.
Well, anyways. I don't know what I'm going to do today. I have quintet untill maybe about 3... but after that I'm completely free. It's strange. No theatre. No Student Council, NHS. No Band (minus the quintet). It's weird.
Oh, I can get my ACT score today. After I get that, maybe I'll go out to celebrate... or mourn... whichever fits the circumstances.
Alright, so I know all of us like ripping on Michael Jackson, but does anybody ever rip on her daughter? She's right in front of me as I type. She is so stupid. I love when you write about someone and they are less then 5 feet away from you. Well, anyways... She's pretty stupid, so she takes after her mom a lot.
I never write about anything interesting in these things... I'll try to update more often with more interesting stories, but until then !Adiós!
|Friday, April 14th, 2006|
Well, yeah, I know I kind of don't exist that much anymore on these things, simply because I think it takes up too much of people's times for a cause that just isn't worth it, but right now I have nothing else to do. I am in a library in Arizona. Fun. There is a SEXXXXXXXXXY beast sitting in front of me... ... ... ........
Anyways, something weird that happened is that on our flight to Phoenix, Lorrie Hughes was on our flight! What a coincidence!
Yeah, it's pretty fun out here... sooo warm... Oh, and I saw a cactus... more like... 100 cacti, but whatever... it's pretty cool.
Besides being in Arizona, I am pretty psyched, because I didn't turn my Student Council application in to rejoin, so I figured I would not be able to do it, but then Eb called me out of Fouch's class and said that in a survey the teachers took "QUITE a few" wrote my name down as a good leader. So instead of not being in Student Council, I am now a committee chairperson. Squee.
I hope everyone, no matter if you are on vacation or at home, is having some fun or at least getting well rested. I know I am! I went to sleep at 9 around here and woke up at about 6:30. I did what I said I would which is that I woke up, I walked outside, picked on orange off of a tree, and ate it. I have been wanting to do that for the last 5 weeks... I feel complete...
While I am out here, I still have to do consecutive days, which is practicing a musical instrument for at least 20 minutes every day. If you miss a day, you are out. There is no one left but me, not even Volz. It's hard though. I have been on it since the beginning of the school year, so I think today is my 230th day or something like that. Weird... Well, anyways, so I brought a Cornet out here, I think that is the correct spelling... and I have a harmonica. Oh, and G & G have a HORRIBLE guitar that I fixed up, but the frets are all in the wrong spots... so sad...
Well, my time on here is running out! So I hope everyone is keeping safe out there-OOOH ANOTHER SEXY BEAST! Sorry... Heh... well, peace out!
Alicia C. Current Mood: peaceful
|Tuesday, February 28th, 2006|
Well, I have decided to stay in the land of the dancing fruits until they kick me out.
In reality by the way, I'm doing fine lately. I have been feeling kind of sick lately, but oh well. I have ups and downs where I feel like crap, or I feel great. I just had a paczki, it was So Freaking good. It was like... Frickin' Chicken good. So I am at an up. It'll probably go away soon though.
I was thinking today, and I can remember 3 times where Eb told me that "You can be replaced!" Frickin! What the hell?
Oh, and this is a message for 2 readers: If I am sitting at a different table for lunchtime, big Freaking deal. Leave it alone.
Anyways, happier: Today at rehearsal, I created a new kind of drug from the plant Audrey Two, aka Twoey, and it's the same as Marijuana, except it's called Twoey. "Hey Man... Want some Twoey?" It was rather fun.
Well, I have Ramen noodles a'cookin', so I'm going to go eat. Bye
Me. Current Mood: high on paczki and twoey
|Monday, February 20th, 2006|
To explain my last post, Drew had a bday party, and at the party at one point Rug randomly said "I spilled..." We all stopped talking and stared at him for about 10 seconds and just started laughing our heads off.
Next, to explain "Ouch, I'm not doing that again." Tuba Tommy was at the party, and he jumped on the dance pads like that weird game little girls play with the chalked squares on the sidewalk... hopscotch? Something like that... Well anyways, he was all happy and having fun until he caught the bottom of hit foot on the corner, loses all excitement in his voice and actions and just says "Ouch... I'm not doing that again!" with extreme anger towards the dance pad and just walks off them. It was one of those you-had-to-be-there-moments.
Well, it's about 52* F in our house right now because our furnace broke... I'm so flippin cold.
I have to memorize my part for Little Shop of Horrors, write a Fouch essay about dust, and then read a 150 page book to discuss on Wednesday... fun... Well, I'm going to start working on this stuff. Squee...
|Sunday, February 19th, 2006|
Ouch... I'm not doing that again... Current Mood: hyper