Tuesday, May 24, 2011

'Ride and Road

Missed my second-to-last day at Freedom Ride thanks to a nasty cold. :( Hopefully I'll be well enough to go on Thursday (which I like better, anyway). It's not my last day - I'm just not going to be working through the summer. And why not?

'Cause I'm going on a road trip. =D

Now, on normal occasions, I wouldn't be so excited to miss a whole two months of Freedom Ride, but this road trip goes through a few important stops.

1. Missouri - friends recently moved there.

2. Nebraska - my great aunt!

3. Montana - Ellie!!! I've 'known' her for almost three (?) years, and I'm finally gonna get to meet her!

4. Washington - a whoooooooole lotta family. :)

5. Oregon - Canyonview Equestrian College! This is a special one; it's my dream college, and I'm gonna be there at a camp for a whole week (compliments of my grandparents :)) for my birthday!

6. Nothing really special on the way home, but a good amount of scenery. =D

7. Another out-of-the-ordinary thing is that my brother, Ben, is going to help out with the driving. We've been on plenty of road trips, but that's something we haven't done before! (And I'm not quite sure how I feel about it... :P)

And then back home. But my parents decided that I shouldn't volunteer for the summer sign-up - since I'll only be able to go the first two and the last weeks. Might as well take a break.

(By the way, I'd love to get pictures at Freedom Ride, but I have to have permission from the parents to have the students in the pictures, and sometimes the parents are a little hard to contact. =/)

Anyway, adios!

~Charli Rae

Saturday, May 21, 2011

First Post

Starting a blog, writing that first post, has such an exhilarating rush to it. But it's also incredibly awkward. For example, I have no idea who, if anyone, is reading it. Do I introduce myself, or go on as if everyone knows me? Do I jump right in and describe what's happening in my life right now, or do I wait and do a little introduction?

So, whether or not it's the best thing to do, I decided to 'snitch' this from Ellie's blog.

Age: Almost fifteen! Two more months!
Bed Size: Twin mattress, but it's on stilts, so does that mean anything?
Chore you Hate: Hmm... probably dishes. But sweeping is a close second (wood floor, with dogs that shed so much I'm surprised they're not bald).
Dogs: Our man-eating chihuahua, Grizzly, is totally devoted to my mom, and our rat terrier, Thunder, is completely black, smart and dumb at the same time, and is constantly trying to drown himself in the pool. Go figure.
Essential start of your day: My mom dragging me out of bed. (Figuratively, of course.)
Favorite Color: Any shade of blue - pale, forest, and mint greens - lavender and royal purple.
Gold or Silver: Silver, by a long shot.
Height: 5'4"-ish.
Instruments I play: Nothing officially. But I can play piano, recorder, and bass guitar by ear.
Job Title: Writer.
Kids: If God so ordains.
Live: Orlando, FL. :(
Mom's name: None of your bees-wax.
Nickname: Charli. My full name is not to be known.
Overnight Hospital Stays: None that I can remember.
Pet Peeve: Crunching noises. (I have 4S; look it up.)
Quote from a movie: "*creepy voice* Welcome to the Pit of Despair. Don't even think *choke**cough**grunt*... *normal voice* Don't even think about trying to escape."
Right or left handed: Right for writing, sorta ambidextrous for everything else.
Siblings: Older brother, Ben, and younger sister, Alyx.
Time you wake up: Depends on the day. I'm known for being extremely lazy, but I'm working on it.
Underwear: ...Huh?
Vegetables you dislike: Hmm... I don't know if I actually dislike any. Oh, yes I do. Lima beans.
What makes you run late: Remembering at the last minute things that I was supposed to bring.
X-rays you've had done: No x-rays, but I had a cat-scan once.
Yummy food you make: Pizza! My dad has the best dough recipe ever.
Zoo animal: Elephants! I got to ride one once. :)

There! I answered every question, A to Z. :D

~Charli Rae