Tuesday, December 30, 2003
at the moment i am sitting at my wonderful friend nate hoops' house. joseph is sitting next to me serenading me on his guitar, but unfortunately too sick to serenade me with words. the music must be enough.
we are trying to figure out something to do....i have the feeling that this is going to turn out like last nights attempted adventure. we will end up staying in one place and jsut tlaking. which is ok with me. although i believe that certain people should keep their word when they say that they are going to stay up all night...:cough:
taco bell tonight. thank jesus for it. filip i thought of you. i don't think that i can ever go into a taco bell and not.
well, i guess that i should socialize considering that i just got a hand flashed in front of my face to imply that i am staring at the computer screen far too hard.
amanda shaye |8:44 PM
Sunday, December 28, 2003
nothing to post really. church this morning was great. props to pops on that one. i leave tomorrow afternoon for chicago. danielle, don't forget me. 9:35pm amtrak station downtown chicago baby. be there or be square. can't believe that i just typed that or worse, even thought it. ok, i'm done. kasper i miss you.
amanda shaye |3:34 PM
Friday, December 26, 2003
today was trying to say the least. i get up at 7am to take a shower and prepare for a day of shopping and returning with my mother in fairview heights. so we leave my house and get there at about 10ish. first stop fashion bug where my mother had to exchange some stuff. then we are off again. traffic is not too bad and neither are the lines. this is good.
well, we are just driving along and we notice that there is a police car following close behind us. we get pulled over. we realize that we didn't have our seatbelts on so i quickly put on mine, but mom didn't have a chance to. we are sitting there trying to figure out what she did wrong besides the seatbelt when a young, female officer strides up to the truck. she pulls her sunglasses down on her nose to give us the feeling that we are waist deep in doo doo ( yes, doo doo). she changes her voice to sound very manly and says, "i pulled you over because you didn't have your seatbelt on". we gave her our insurance cards and they were expired. i was sitting there watching this officer and thinking that her uniform looked awfully crisp and new. first day on the job and practicing her ticket writing skills. i knew it. my mom, being the christian woman that she is, was praying that she would go easy on her and only give her a warning. then also being the christian woman that she is, she started mumbling something about how "she probably had a fight with her boyfriend and is going to take it all out on innocent drivers. doesn't she think that i have something better to do with my money?". miss officer gives my mom a ticket for both the seatbelt and expired insurance. yay. my mom has a court date, heh heh. everybody laugh now, her first time ever. freaking out by the way.
we pull away after being told to, "drive carefully now, ya hear?" and not two minutes after she pulled away she already had someone else pulled over. we saw her once more during the course of our day bent over yet another window...
i think that i actually spent about 2 hours shopping today and standing in line for about 5. no joke at all. it was terrible. i got everything done though and that is a relief.
saw nick and joel tonight at ol' marcello's. man i miss that place sometimes. i loved working there. some of the best memories in that restaurant. went to go pick up a pizza and ended up staying and talking to srgt. o' rourke (joel just discovered the salvation army in chester. found a shirt with the name srgt. o' rourke on it. 73 cents) and nicholas for 45 minutes. oops. pizza was a little cold but totally worth it.
daniel tejada i think that we have the same coat. by the guys description of it, it sounds just like mine that i just got. we will have to see about this. if we do we are awesome. good taste babe, good tastERS we are.
tomorrow off to springfield illinois to visit the rest of our family. this should, and will be a long day. tomorrow is the end though. have to figure out some time to get worship together for sunday. don't know how that is going to happen...ahhhhh no time, isn't this supposed to be BREAK?
amanda shaye |10:25 PM
Thursday, December 25, 2003
well folks it is all over until next year. all of the countless hours of shopping, picking the perfect gift, rushing around, and wrapping is all on a big heap in the middle of the floor. in a matter of minutes it was all over. a mad rush for the tree, a flailng of body parts, paper everywhere and it was done. now it is time to eat too much and be one with my pillow and new blanket from american eagle for the rest of the day.
going to go watch 'a christmas story' marathon on tnt.
amanda shaye |10:53 AM
Wednesday, December 24, 2003
christmas rocked my face i would have to say. not only one pair of converse, but two. yes, my parents surprised me and got the grass green pair also. awesome. you know me and green...and black. i also got the much wanted tony bennett and steve tyrell cds. yes cds. plural. currently listening to THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE. the shadow of your smile when you are gone, the color on my dreams end like the dawn. look into my eyes my love and see all the lovely things you are to me. :sigh:
4am did come pretty early though since i was up til almost 1 talking to a man that never lets me go to sleep if i am on the internet. not that that is a bad thing.
ok, i am off to take a nap. a much needed one.
amanda shaye |12:05 PM
Tuesday, December 23, 2003
97X BAM! the Future of Rock n' Roll.
joseph pedersen is alive. he just has a crappy computer. i am soothed.
amanda shaye |11:14 PM
i would have to say that with being home, comes the joy of getting asked questions that i would never get to be asked while in copenhagen. like....
"what is an artery mandie?"
"how much would you give me mandie if i ate a billion infinity candy canes?"
"why did you cut all of your hair off? did you throw it on the ground outside when you were done so the birds could use it to make their nests?"
then there is MY all time favorite
"if i push on your nose ring will it dig farther into your nose, and then will it bleed?". (then he smiled sadistically after he asked)
yes, to be a child again.
tomorrow morning i am going ot be much richer in the "possession" department. opening presents here and then heading off to granite city to see some of my family. i get a pack of capri suns every year.
went shopping last night with the all time partier. mr. ryan homan.
on our way to cape girardeau
yum i say, yum.
chicken melt please
he ordered really slowly until he blurted out "bean crock!"
hey filip? do you like to party?
amanda shaye |12:34 PM
amanda shaye |11:59 AM
Monday, December 22, 2003
photodoc of our open house last night. woohoo.
my house at christmas time
chin scar definitely visible in this shot...thanks charlie.
i am putting up this picture because my sister hates it. call me evil if you will
wonder what is going through his mind...
jonah and ryan
well, that is one way to do it evan.
this is one to show his girlfriend when he gets older.
my brother is awesome. and trust me....his nose is not this big. i promise.
the three youngest.
he wanted to kiss him so bad.
jonathan michael....in a quiet moment. very rare.
does it get much hotter than this?
too many people in this room.
she only THINKS that she is a princess...little does she know that i have had that spot filled for a long time....well, not really princess, but definitely DOMINATOR.
cathy, hannah, christina. one word...."attitude"
me, mom and tam
amanda shaye |1:49 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2003
i would post pictures of my sick face, but i wouldn't want to scare anyone.
tonight we have our annual open house. this is where we invite family and friends to come over to our wonderful home and hang out....
i remember one year my mother forgot to dust. one of the older women in the church noticed and started brushing at the dust, and then blowing at it. debbie warfield has made sure to dust incredibly, every year since.
i will probably end up laying in my bed tonight as i have done for the last 2 days. joy. i did not go to church this morning. instead i stayed home and watched the two towers. what my mother does not know is that it is all an act. i just didn't want to go to church today. snicker snicker. sneaky hobitses.
amanda shaye |12:57 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2003
i am sick still. yes, the vomiting has also come. i hate this.
red lobster and shopping was awesome last night. that is all, i am too sick to type anymore. back to the bed with me. pray for me people. i am miserable.
amanda shaye |10:47 AM
Friday, December 19, 2003
welcome to chester
the great tourist attraction...popeye statue.
note: this is not a super center. to come in 2005.
my christmas tree
my room, sacked after my arrival home.
the brother jonah
the sister hannah
the brother samuel
the brother evan
brothers evan and daniel
brother jonathan...yes they all have red and blonde hair. where did i come from? i don't know.
lindsay and justin at her birthday party
gail...mom number 2
amanda shaye |2:16 PM