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9. Roadtrip to somewhere, 11. Go somewhere in old prom dresses, 14. Play poker, 39. Send snail mail to a far-away friend, 49. Chalk the entire drive way, 60. Eat corn on the cob, 75. Watch every episode of a TV show, 77. Visit the Historical Society, 78. Go to the International Market, 80. Discover a new band, & 84. Go to a museum.

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8th Annual University of Michigan Ballroom Dan...

Dance competition at U-M

A month has passed! In case you haven’t noticed (or lack there of “you”) I kind of gave up on the idea. I had done the majority of the cheap/free items, and I was short on cashies, so I had to stop. Luckily, over the past month I completed a whopping 11 items. Which is kind of pathetic. But I mean, since I’m not trying, it’s good, right?! Anyways, I’m not going to write much because I have essentially no pictures… my camera broke… yay! But I’m shopping for a new fancy one, so it’s all good.

Roadtrip to somewhere: My dad and I went on a huge roadtrip to tour colleges (yippee!). We started the week off with a 12 hour stretch to University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Beautiful campus and an adorable town, but then again, all the campuses we visited were the same. The next day we went on a tour and such, and then made our way to West Lafayette, IN to visit Purdue University. Repeat the day, then we made our way to the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. On the way here we got caught in this HUGE storm that was almost a tornado. We were driving on this tiny country road with no lights or anything and we couldn’t even see in front of the car! It was scary, but we survived haha. Next day, tour, then driving to University of Wisconsin – Madison. The FINALLY we came home. The next day, I stayed over night in a hotel in Minneapolis with Christine and Katherine– super fun! Then Katherine and I dropped Christine off the next day and made our way to St. Cloud to stay in her Uncle’s apartment. It was a busy week :)

Go somewhere in old prom dresses: I had my senior pictures earlier this week! The lovely Ali Hohn did my photos, and it was magnificent! I did, in fact, wear my prom dress for some of pictures– which included trudging out into the middle of a field in Northfield, MN! Those pictures turned out fantastic (I’ve only seen one so far!). Check out Ali’s other stuff: ahphotos.com.

Play poker: I’ve oddly done a lot of this recently. It first started with Tucker, Grace, and I being bored and playing, but then I taught my brother how to play and my family has been playing a little too. I’d like to point out that I beat Tucker and Grace! BOOM.

Send snail mail to a far-away friend: I did this, and it was so fun! I sent a letter to my friend Victoria who lives in Northfield, MN. She just graduated, so she’s all getting ready to go to college, so it was nice to send her something! I wrote a letter and drew pictures… and you know! The usual. ;)

Chalk the entire driveway: Okay, so I cheated a little. Driveways are big! Kelsey, Jessica, Maddi, Gaby, Grace, and I chalked Tucker’s driveway when he was on his way back from New York City. We chalked most of what we could, even though there were cars and such in the way… either way, it was fun! Then we went to Ben’s house to swim… which was equally fun, haha.

Eat corn on the cob: This is pretty self-explanatory. I had dinner with Mara and Maddi once, and we had corn. It was good. Side note, MARA’S GONE! :( I’m so sad!! I had to miss her goodbye party for camp at Iowa State! Gahh. I MISS MARA.

Watch every episode of a TV show: I’ve actually finished 2 TV shows now. Tucker and I finished Better Off Ted, and I finished Greek. Both of which were excellent. ‘Nuff said?

Visit the Historical Society: Actually, I visited the Wisconsin Historical Society, not Minnesota! It was part of our UW-Madison tour. Beautiful building, and it was a very cool tour.

Go to the International Market: Midtown Global Market rockkksss! It’s so fun! Christine, Katherine and I went after staying overnight in Minneapolis. Basically what it is is a kind-of Farmer’s Market but like from all over the world. It’s super cool! There are always cute bags and scarves and jewlery (for really cheap!) and delicious food. We got ice cream and sorbet… yum!

Discover a new band: I mean, it wasn’t a completely new discovery. I had one song my Erin McCarley, but I got the rest of her album and I love it! So that better be good enough, haha.

Go to a museum: On Purdue’s campus (I think?!) they have a History Library that is also an American History Museum, which we visited briefly while we were on campus. Sweeeettnneessss.

That is all! I’ll try an embed some videos or pictures or something, to make this a little more interesting. Sorry for being lazy, yo. (WOW. It will only let me have one pictures haha. Sucks for you guys! Have fun READING, pah!)

Also being lazy, I clicked all of the Recommended Links and Related Articles… enjoy?

Love always, Amelia

PS: I apologize for the lack of story-telling and chronological order of this post… It’s just too much!

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38. Rearrange my Bedroom

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Hello, again!

38: check. It was a rather spur-of-the-moment thing, but it was fun! A few days ago Christine, Maddi, and I were bored, so we took a look at the list and decided to do this.

The adventure began with a trip to Target, as all sufficient adventures do. We needed storage! We found some basic blue bins for my closet… and on sale! Fantastic.

Every good adventure starts here.

I lost my keys, too.

(Top Right: Maddi, Christine, Top Left: Maddi, Christine, Bottom Right: Maddi, Christine, Myself, Bottom Left: Maddi, Christine. I don’t know why I label all of the pics because 1. No one looks at them and 2. If someone has read this, they would recognize the people by now.) Don’t worry, Christine found my keys.

We ended up rearranging all of my ridiculous furniture. I have a surprising large amount in a semi-small space. But it works! I got the task of organizing my closet, which wasn’t as daunting as I thought it would be. It was actually all fairly fun. But then again, what isn’t when it’s in good company. Anyways.

The finished product.

My brother's legs. Hi Alex!

THE BEST.

The part I'm most proud of.

Yay closets. They are pretty great, don’t lie. I mean, they hold your crap. It’s an impressive job.

So yep! I’m done now. I’ll probably post again tonight. Mmm bye.

Love always, Amelia

PS: Did you find it? :)

86. Play Night Games

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Number 86 is now complete. I spent a fantastic evening with a lovely group of people playing night games in the neighborhood. Alex (the brother) brought a few of his friends, and a few of my friends came over… and we all ended up playing an array of games at the Rajcula’s. (Neighbor/friend’s house) Alex brought Cole (Tucker and Christine’s favorite, haha) and Justin, whom I just met. Cole is quite possibly THE most awkward person I’ve ever met, but I just simply adore him. He’s so great! Justin seems nice. Yay?! I had 5 persons gathering with me, picture below. Of course we also had 3 lovely Rajcula’s join us! A pretty big group of 12! By that I mean, a great group of 12.

We played a number of games. My personal favorite is “German Spotlight,” which is essentially flashlight tag with a few twists. We’ve played it since we were little, and it’s still super fun… even for a senior in high school! Haha seriously though, fantastic night.

Games are most fun at night.

Bruises and scratches are our middle names.

(Left to right: 1. Tucker, 2. Michael, Gaby, Tucker, Christine, Maddi, 3. Gaby, Michael.) In the WordPress “recommended links” section, it has a map for the name “Maddi.” It’s like a random location. Looks sweet, yeah? I attached it, don’t worry. Click “Maddi” to check it out.

My other favorite game was a game the Rajcula’s, my brother, and I created when we were much younger. So fun though! It’s called “Fish Out of Water,” kind of played off of “Fish Across the Ocean,” another night game classic. Essentially one person is “it” and they sit on the trampoline with their eyes closed. As they count to 20, everyone else runs to whichever “monument” in the yard they chose. Each “monument” has a specific name. For example, the swing set is the “Castle,” and the deck is the “Beach.” Once the caller reaches 20, they start calling locations. If your location is called, then you’re out. You can change locations all throughout the game, and whoever is left wins. The caller can also call “Fish Out of Water” which is anyone who is still running in the grass, not at a location. Then they are also out. It sounds lame, but it’s actually fun, I promise. Make up more rules or use different rules to make it more interesting. It’s all made up anyway!

Most important rule of night games is that everyone must wear tennis shoes. This is a fairly new rule. Actually, it’s brand new. Last time we did this (a few weeks ago) Katherine ended up stubbing a bare toe and it bled EVERYWHERE. Nasty and painful. Thus, the shoe rule. I strongly suggest it for all night game players– which everyone should be.

So Maddi and I have had an argument the past few days. So you know when you quickly dodge a bad or awkward situation? I’ve always said “crisis diverted.” She says “crisis averted.” I looked both words up and they both mean essentially the same thing. I’ve also looked up both phrases, which both got results. Which do you use? Yes, yes, I know no one reads this blog… But I figure I’d ask for feedback anyway. It’s only fair, right?

Now I’m just sitting here, enjoying a rather delicious slice of key lime pie (my favorite!). I’m about ready for bed, it’s been a long (and very unproductive) day. Night everyone!

Love always, Amelia.