I will hug the first person to make me stop compulsively singing Demi Lovato. This song has been in my head for a week straight, and this one is keeping me up at night because I can't stop watching the video. UGH! Anyway, moving right along....
I live in a national park, which I all too often take for granted. So in order to carpe my diem (and because Sebastian wanted to look at big rocks), we went for a hike today around some of the old canal locks. For those of you who don't know, those are beautiful, gigantic walls of moss-covered stone that were at one time used to lower boats onto different levels of waterways. For example, we climbed this. The bottom level is taller than I am, and that picture does it no justice. I'll have to bring along my video camera next time.
After our walk and right before VBS, we stopped at Sebastian's house just long enough for me to show him the famed rap battle from 1989's Teen Witch on youtube, and for him to give me an AWESOME barbie-sized doll of Anastasia, a la one of my favorite animated movies ever. He got it at Burger King in 1997. And knew exactly where to find it in his room. If you're not laughing and shaking your head about that, I am enough for the both of us.
The last night of Vacation Bible School was... well, it was pretty miserable. I had a huge headache, hadn't really eaten anything at all, and my eyes kept threatening to close in some kind of episode of adult-onset narcolepsy. Not to mention, four-year-olds certainly love to scream. "What does that spell?" I chanted after the B-I-B-L-E song. One little, innocent-looking child took a large step toward me, made focused eye contact, and then shouted "BIBLE!!!" with a volume and pitch that could throw sirens for a loop. A helper brought us music leaders a plate of cookies near the end of the night, and the guitarist and I discussed whether it would be ethical to pulverize and snort them for a better sugar boost. I made it through, though, and I've lived to tell the tale.
In youtubely news, today I posted a quick, quirky video on hayleyghoover and a vlog on fiveawesomegirls. I was expecting the majority of the comments on my Edward Cullen parody to be negative and threatening, but with just my subscribers watching so far, they've mostly been encouraging and pleasant. There are a couple of comments that've been thumbs-downed several times, but for some reason, youtube won't allow me to read them, no matter how many times I change my comment settings. There's a case for divine intervention-- an invisible force won't let me see hater comments. Thanks, youtube. Or, ya know, God. Whoever had that idea.
Sexy: Joe Anderson. He plays Max in Across the Universe and Henry in Becoming Jane. Something about his facial expressions and demeanor totally reel me in. I can't wait to see him in more movies.
Unsexy: My continuous headaches and this inexplicable bump on my head. I don't remember banging into anything or getting punched in that spot, although I wouldn't put it past myself to do so without noticing. Either way, ow. Go away.
Chipotle burritos this year: 23
S'mores this summer: 3
Bye, guys! Hopefully I'll see you tomorrow. <3