Monday, September 26, 2011

Competition Video

Hey guys!  Sorry I haven't blogged for a while, my family and I (grandparent's and great aunt and uncle included) just took an awesome trip up to Makinac!  This was my first trip to Makinac and hopefully not my last since we are moving out to Seattle,Washington!  Anyway we had an awesome time hanging out with each other and just relaxing.  So to the point, I couldn't seem to post me in my actual competition, but here's me in practice about a week before it.  Ok hope you enjoy!




Thanks
Alyssa :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Top 10 Worst Movies Blogfest!

OK!  Here are my top 10 LEAST favorite movies!  After I say every movie I will say a short  why I didn't like it.  Here they are:

1. Sweeney Todd (This movie was disgusting!)
2. RoboCop (Another disgusting movie, a lot of blood)
3. Kick Ass (a lot of swearing and blood.. Again! :S)
4. Igor (I thought this movie was really boring and had a really bad story line.)
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid ( I didn't like this movie because, it was mainly about how bad and mean the main character was until he finally started being nice at the end.)
6.Alpha and Omega ( I really wanted to like this movie but it just wasn't good.  The graphics were really bad and the lines weren't funny!)
7.Alice In Wonderland (I'm talking about the newer version, the old one is pretty good, :)  but the newer version wasn't really like the old one, this movie was like a mixture of Alice and Wonderland and Alice and the Looking Glass.)
8. Hairspray (OK, I know a lot of people like this movie so sorry if you like it, but I thought the songs in this movie were WAAAAY to long, one of the songs felt like it went over fifteen minutes!)
9. West Side Story (Boring)
10. King Kong ( This movie had a lot of disturbing  scenes in it.)

OK!  Those are my top ten LEAST favorite movies!

Alyssa :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Skating Competition

Some of you probably know how much I'm obsessed with figure skating.  I figure skate every day for a couple of hours, get back home, do some school and then do some off ice training.  So anyway, Saturday was the first figure skating competition of the season!  Jessica, my older sister and I competed in this event.  You can go check out her blog at http://writeskatedream-jmckendry.blogspot.com/.  It's really cool!  OK, back to the competition.  This was the first time I would be competing with my double jumps in it!  I was so nervous!  My grandparent's also came to watch so that made it even more scary! So, I was competing against five girls, including myself.  To get to the point I ended up getting third place out of five.  This was also the first time I had ever fallen in competition.. It actually wasn't as bad as I had pictured it, but mostly because a lot of my skating friends were cheering me on.   The next big competition that is coming up is Regionals.  Yeah, really big!  I've got three weeks to practice before it and I've got to admit that I'm already a little nervous!!

Alyssa :)

P.S.  I will post a video of me skating in my competition as soon as I can!  (It'll be today if I can get it on here!)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Halloween Night!

Hey everyone I'm actually not a campaigner over at Rachel Harrie's blog, but I decided I'd still do this challenge, I thought it looked really fun! :)  OK, so here are the rules: Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “The door swung open” These four words will be included in the word count.

If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), use the same beginning words and end with the words: "the door swung shut." (also included in the word count)
For those who want an even greater challenge, make your story 200 words EXACTLY!

I have written exactly 200 words in mine!  Here it is!



The door swung open.  It was Halloween night, lined up at my door were pirates, fairies, and vampires.  I handed out candy to all of the creatures.  They thanked me and walked off.  Gorillas, clowns and skeletons  came up to my door saying "Trick or Treat" thinking of the candy they'd be rewarded with.  I handed them the last of my candy in the bowl and went back inside to refill.  Right as I was about to put heaps and mounds of more candy into the big bowl,  the lights started to flicker, the water turned on, the tea kettle started, and  the toilet flushed.  I quickly grabbed as many pieces of candy as I could and ran to the door alarmed at what had just happened.  Before I could get to the open door, something touched me on the shoulder.  I turned around, fear in my eyes.  All I saw was a small glimpse of fangs and dark red eyes.  I screamed and kicked as hard as I could.  I screamed again, louder. Then in the corner of my eye I saw a giant black leg lasso a sticky web at the open door.  The door swung shut.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Already!

Wow!  I can't believe it's already September!  This year has been going by so fast!  But the good thing is my family and I have done so much awesome stuff this year!  We've gone to my great grandpa's cottage for memorial day (we're actually going to his cottage tomorrow for his 90 birthday which I am super excited about!) We also went on a week long trip to Philadelphia which was probably one of the best vacations I've ever been on!  We also went to it's art museum, we swam in the pool at the Rittenhouse, we went to some delicious restaurants, and we saw the Broadway show called Miss Saigon.  We have the CD to all the music that was in Miss Saigon but  Jessica, Ryan and I had never actually seen Miss Saigon in the theater!    It was so cool!  Well I'm tired and should probably pack now for the cottage! :)

Thanks
Alyssa :)