“It feels like a midget is hanging from my necklace.”  One of two of my favorite song lines.   Tonight me, Candy and Adam and maybe John are going to see Passion. I’m kinda excited and also nervous because I don’t know how many times I’m going to have to close my eyes. I heard it’s quite gruesome but it sounds soooo good.            Today Candy and I went to PI to buy our tickets for tonight and boy was it cold! It was sooo cold. We both had on sandals and no jackets. We were trying to be cool, and man I wish I hadn’t.         Other than that I have had a good day.        I’m tired so I think I’ll go lay down. Goodnight y’all…….HOLLY

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“Memories….all alone in the moonlight….”   From the Broadway classic CATS. Wonderful adaption to movie that we have. So since I have that wonderful quote today I thought I would talk about some of my favorite memories. (I’m humming the song in my mind!)       Ok I’ll start off back when we left ofor Haiti. My best friends in the world threw me a going away party. They totally smashed this whole cake in my face….it was great!! Truely lovely friends.     This is one of my favorites becuase I was like the coolest kid in the youth group. Everyone knew me(oh yeah I was like 13…just turned) and I was sooo popular. I miss that alot. Isn’t that sad? I had a great time then…..we moved to Haiti! It was ok I guess except having our dog killed by Haitian morons and living right next to a voodoo witch doctor!!              Ok one of my next favorite memories……we(my family) were back on furlough and we were staying in Indiana. It was obviously summer time and we were helping out with our church’s VBS(Vacation Bible School!). I had a group of about fifteen, maybe more, kids with one helper. Talk about a good time! Oh to be worshiped, only like a leader can be, by little unsuspecting kids. There was one little girl who had braids in her just like mine. My mom braide my hair and oh how long it took!! Many hours of sitting down in front of her and having my hair pulled, tugged and everything else……good times…..What a cutie……Next memory(still humming along): Ok….many years have lapsed. Well not too many….It’s about 1999, the very begining of 2000. I’m at ISU and having somewhat of a good time.        We only dated for well… I think it was close to a year……We started dating in October of ’99 and I think we broke up before October the next year. So i guess I don’t know how long we dated. But anyway this is a great memory becuase Ryan(that’s his name) was the first guy I dated at ISU. I only dated one! He was such a great Christian guy who was such a romantic! For Valentine’s Day he told me that he had to work and I was ok with that. But on V-Day he showed up and surprised me with a rose and my Scooby pillow! It was sweet!           OK…next fave memory. Back in Haiti, only this time to spend Christmas. I brought along a friend but while we were there we did “glamour shots” and had a grand time. My hair was wonderfully long. I’m growing it out and I want it to be that long. My mom permed it that last summer and it was sooo cool.    The next favorite memory of mine would have to be my very first sort-of prom. I was in Crossroads Christian Academy and Prom wasn’t a high priority on their list of social activities.  So we all went to this Christian alternative to the prom. It was in the same place that the high school was in so I guess that was cool. All us gals went together with dates. Only four of us girls went to the school. And only one of the guys went to school with us. Anywho..more good times. I had a good time.             Next memory: I came down to visit mom and all down in Florida. I think, yeah, I had moved down here already and we had both gotten season passes to Universal Studios. We went to Island of Adventures like once or twice a week. This time I got to meet Cpt. America. I thought I looked pretty cool. Anywho…..here we go…..I think that’s a little embarassing but I have no shame!!  Ok I think I have only one more pic to share. Well at least today!          Guess what I just checked…..I have two pics not one. Ha!Ha!  This one is of me at AIT graduation. I have like six or seven bags on me. You can’t really tell it from the pic. I love this time becuase I’m done with it. I hated being there. Good times again!!! Ok….last photo……Tally. What a great memory.  Isn’t she the cutest!! Love You All     HOLLY

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Hello, Hello, Hello,       Holly’s in the house!  Yo-Yo!  I’m trying to think of a new quote. I’ve been watching Shrek alot so I think I’ll quote from there. Okay here goes: “Can’t we settle this over a pint?” Good old Mike Meyers and his lovely humor.         I meant to write more yesterday but I ended up staying at Javiers house after youth group. The good times at Javiers house! When we got there Maddy went down(I mean to bed) and I got Taylar in her p.j.’s we all watched Shrek.     Now I am completely wiped out at this time. I had woken up early the day before even though I didn’t have to. So I’m really tired and I’m ready to grab a blanky, put my night mask on and cuddle on the couch and sleep. But I kept my eyes on the tv and watched this movie for the umpteenth time and I enjoyed just like I do everytime.         Now when Shrek first came out we were visiting my grandma Rita and we decided to go see it. We laughed so much and had such a good time that we decided to go the next night.   I love my movies!        Today I obviously woke up at Javiers house but man alive! Maddy woke up, I think Javier said, three times last night. Kids! Taylar woke up sometime during the night and walked to mommy and daddy’s room which in turn woke me up. Well Javier left early this morning and I was kinda sleeping kinda not when Maddy started to cry at eight oh one. So I got out of bed and got her and changed her diaper. And while I was changing that extremely soaked diaper Joanne walked in and scared the bajeebes out of me!            The day went well except Taylar being a tad bit bossy. Ya know I’m so happy to be watching these kids. I love being around them. I think I”ve taken so many pictures of them it’s ridiculous. I was joking around with someone(I can’t remember who) and said that I’ve taken more pictures of those kids than I’ll probaly take of my own when I have some!        Well……..I guess I’ve written my quota for today. I hope you guys haven’t gotten bored reading this.   HOLLY

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     Hey World, what is going on?  I’m trying to think of a new quote of the day. HOld on a minute….take a chill pill.  Ok here we go…….”so this is where your heart truly lies?”     The not as handsome as Johnny Depp but quite sexy all by himself: Jack Davenport. Or more commonly known in the movie: Commodore Norrington.              I think I’ve written enough about my love life or lack thereof. So what else can I write about…….

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New quote of the day: (two sticks in mouth like saber tooth) “They headed north two hours ago.”  Famous smart aleky remark from Sid the Sloth in Ice Age. Saw it twice in the theaters-big surprise, right? ANywho……today I went on a play date with stay at home moms and caregivers. We went to LegoLand at Downtown Disney. I got to talking to one of the moms and they were asking me what I wanted to do with the rest of my life and I told her I didn’t know. She told me that she thought she wanted to put her kid(s) in day care and get a job but she didn’t know what she wanted to do. I felt ok about not knowing what I wanted to do with my life.                  Someone told me that I should pursue photography and that does sound interesting. I love to take pictures, and in my head I think of cool things to take pictures of. I mean that would be cool, wouldn’t it? But am I really good enough to be good and earn money at it? I would love to.            And then on another side I love to design things. Especially clothes. I love to doodle and draw clothes. The college I was at for a semester and a half did not offer clothes design as a major or I may have stayed there. I don’t have really any patience to sew so things might not have worked out there.                I wanted to be an optomotrist but I think that was just because I was working for one at the time and I loved what I did. Once I started taking classes and all that jazz I found out I’m not good at science. Well actually I knew that I wasn’t good at science but once you fail the Chemistry class and pass the Chemistry lab you have to wonder……..oh well!                So I guess what I’m rambling about is that I don’t know what I want to do with my life so why do people have to pressure me. I want to go back to college but I don’t think that’s possible. I don’t really have any discipline so……..Candy thinks I should go with her and that doesn’t sound too bad.  Well I guess I’ll think about things and write more tomorrow……Bye   HOLLY

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New Quote of the day: “Take what ya’ can. Give nothing back!” Wonderful words from Johnny Depp playing Cpt. Jack Sparrow in the most magnificent movie ever made Pirates of the Carribean, Curse of the the Black Pearl.          One of the best Jerry Bruckheimer movies ever made. I think though you have to give a nod to Coyote Ugly and of course Gone in 60 Seconds.            When thinking of a quote of the day I look at our shelves that has all the movies on it and I pick a movie and think of a quote. Easy right? Well not exactly. It seems that as soon as I pick out a movie all words from the movie leave me. Gotta love that memory of mine.  Movies to me are almost as important as books are.         When we lived in Haiti we had two humungous bookshelves full of movies. I think we had almost five hundred movies. Wow! right. Movies in our family is like water to somebody in the desert.             It feels weird when other people don’t have the same enthusiasm about movies as we do. When I lived in Indiana with my surrogate famliy we had a routine on Sunday’s. We would get up go to church and Sunday School, go home and change into comfortable clothes and then decide on a place to eat. We would take along the paper with all the movie times and while we ate we would pick a movie to see. Every week we would watch a new movie. Sometimes on Friday night we would go and see a movie as well. So I knew all the movies and everything that was going on in the movie industry. I feel kinda bummed down here when I don’t have the money or the ride to go the movies. I mean how can you get over something that you did every week. I hate breaking addictions. Not that I’ve had any other addictions to get over. Except maybe my totaly obsession over Johnny Depp but hey who said I wanted to get over that!!!!  “Can you feel the love tonight?”  HeeHee.                So I don’t think there’s anything else you want to know about my movies and obsessions! Believe me I could go on and on and on and on and on and on……….       Believe me!       Well I hope you have had fun reading today’s little entry.    HOLLY

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Quote of the Day:  “My name is Muerte!”               The whole day has been bad. Starting with this morning. My alarm clock is set for seven thirty three. I woke up at seven thirty two. That ticks me off so much. I hate waking up before the alarm goes off, don’t you? I got dressed, woke Candy, and Adam up and we left for church. My class was wild but not too bad. Service was fine until communion then something happened and the music stopped. Crazy.      “The gang” decided to go to the mall after church so when Kate said she would drive it was ok. We got picked up by Kate at one and then left to get John. We had Jorge with us and we had to get him something to eat before he played softball with the church league. So we stopped at Al’s pizza and John is telling us that this place has had health violations and all that. So me, Adam, and John opted to stay in the car and waited.               Kate wanted me to drive Connie while she ate so I drove to the ball fields and dropped Jorge off. I got on Osceola Parkway and was halfway to Main Street when the gas was feeling weird. The battery light came on and the steering wheel locked up. I told Kate something was wrong and I pulled onto a side road. I shut it off and tried to start it again and it started. It was fine so we took off again but it did that thing again so I pulled off again.      The battery thingy was loose so it needed a wrench. Noone was pulling off to help us so Adam crossed traffic to go to the gas station and ask to borrow a wrench. While we were there we saw a cop pass us on the other side of the street. He did a U turn and came and parked behind us. He didn’t get out of the car but he honked the horn. John and Kate went over to his passenger side and talked to him for a minute and then the cop left. Kate and John came back and told us he said that a battery wasn’t a major problem and we shouldn’t have tryed to flag him down!!!!   What a loser! Adam came back with a wrench borrowed from someone who was a very nice person. He tightened the thingy and took the wrench back. The van started and we were off. Everything was fine the rest of the way.        So in the mall we had lots of fun in Victoria Secret Beauty sampling all the lotions and new scents. Then it was off to find the boys and window shop. Tons of fun. Anywho…….were all at home getting ready to take Adam back to school and watching Undercover Blues.     Mom made taco salad and were all chilled. I’ll write more tomorrow. Love You All  HOLLY

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