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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.

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!

36. Make smoothies, 44. Go to a midnight premiere & 50. Go somewhere public in ridiculous costume.



What an eventful few days! Yesterday, went over to Tucker’s and spent the day hanging out, watching Ted, and we make smoothies! Well, more so milkshakes. I don’t like fruit, so it was as close as it’s going to get. We threw a few scoops of ice cream, chocolate syrup (homemade by his mother!), and some chocolate chips in a blender, and it was excellent! The chocolate chips definitely made it.


Us in our attractiveness... ahem ahem.

Finished product!

Afterwards, I ran home and quick changed into my HARRY POTTER COSTUME. HP7 WAS AMAZING. I’m so sad it’s over though! I headed over to my old friend Annie’s house and met a bunch of kids there. We headed over to the theater at 7pm and waited in line until 9:30ish… then we moved into the theater and waited until midnight. I’m pretty sure I’ve never cried so much in my entire life. It was still intense. And the movie was so intense! It only felt like 15 minutes long.



Here we are in costume! So much fun:)

If that doesn’t mean going in public in ridiculous costume enough, then here are some shots of my struggling in public (H&M in fact) in my costume… quite embarrassingly.


Overalls over skirt = bad.

Lots of fun? Haha. Photocreds to Gracie.

Love always, Amelia

15. Walk to the Ice Cream Shop & 42. Take Photobooth Pictures



I’m getting really bad at posting when I actually do things. Mostly just because the computer in my room doesn’t work currently, so it’s a lot more work haha. Anyways, a few days ago I ventured over to Tucker’s house after volunteering, we had dinner and decided to adventure to the ice cream shop down the road, called Scoops. It’s only a few minutes away, so it wasn’t a big deal. We order cones, and I end up with FANTASTIC oatmeal chocolate chip cookie ice cream. So delicious! Strong recommendation. It has actual pieces of cookie in it, and the ice cream has chocolate chips in it and a little bit of cinnamon– excellent. Tucker didn’t have quite as good luck. He ordered something called Nicollet Pot Hole, which had fudge, toffee, and sea salt in it. Now, most people know that salt is used to melt thing… well it did the same thing. Not even a block down the road he is DRIPPING in chocolate ice cream, napkins soaked, and has it all over his hands and face. I was smart to catch a picture!

Oh haii.

Super struggle.

Ohh Tucker. (Good thing this is super attractive……) I apologize for the turrrible quality, it’s off of my phone.

Then yesterday, the ABCDD club went shopping! Oh what fun, haha. Gaby, Grace, Vanessa, and I were at the Mall of America for like 5 hours, which was excellent. It was a very productive day. After shopping, we dropped Gaby off and headed to Grace’s house. We ate dinner and chatted for a while, and ended up taking a bunch of ridiculous Photobooth pictures with Ruth. Enjoy!

Good times, mostly.


Love always, Amelia

86. Play Night Games



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.

43. Make Popsicles & 16. Attend a Slumber Party



I’ve had quite the week. A lot of it was rather boring, but a lot was really fun too. I did pretty much nothing during school. Thursday and Friday were finals days, but I had already taken all of my actual tests except for the dreaded choir final… haha, what a joke.

Graduation was Thursday night which I had to go to for choir, and the top 10 Juniors usher for the ceremony, so I got to wear a rather majestic white gown. Scariest thing ever– as all the graduates were getting their diplomas onstage the Junior ushers had to help everyone get in the right spot when, which means we were standing the whole time. Tucker (the boyfriend) almost fainted! (Ahem, excuse me. “Passed out.” Much more manly.) We didn’t eat after school and he was tired. Ridiculous. He started like losing his balance– so scarrry! But then we had Chipotle, and then it was fine haha.

On Friday, Tucker and I went to DQ after school to meet a bunch of friendlies there. That was fun, but we’ve done that a few years now so it’s “tradition”… kinda. It’s all good though. Then Friday night (yes, the night after the last day of school) I went home and STUDIED. Let down! I know. BUT, Saturday morning I had the ACT, so clearly I had to study haha. I’m so nervous for the scores! On my last test I got a 32, but I so desperately want a 33! Once I get a 33, I’ll be done, I swear. At least I very much hope so. Because tests suck. A lot.

After the ACT, I sat around at home for a few hours, ran errands with my mother, etc. Finally, at like 5ish or something, I decided to give Maddi a ring. If anyone actually reads this blog, they will soon get to know Maddi fairly well. She’s been on of my best friends all throughout high school. She’s pretty dandy. ANYWAYS, we decided to make popsicles! Time to cross number 43 off the list, although I’m sure we’ll do it a number of times more.

Making Popsicles with Maddi!

Popsicles aren't as easy to make as it seems.

(left: Maddi, right: Myself) So essentially, you fill an ice tray up with whatever liquid you’d like to freeze, cover it with tin foil, and then stick toothpicks through the tin foil and then freeze it. But… we didn’t have ice trays, so we tried Dixie Cups. Although they did taste good, they weren’t exactly popsicles. The cups were too big for toothpicks, so we had to use straws… which came out of the popsicles when we tried to get them out of the cups. Struggle! Still fun– and delicious! We made pink lemonade, mountain dew, root beer, and regular lemonade. All of which were delicious. We were going to make chocolate pudding pops (which are amazing!) but we got too lazy. If I do this with Tucker again sometime, I’ll post our ridiculously delicious recipe. We make excellent popsicles.

So eventually, we found ourselves joined by two other persons! Gaby and Grace came over, which was quite the treat. I curled Gaby and Graces hair with my new MAGIC HAIR WAND! I love it so much. (Check it out: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2070253) Oh goodness, it’s so beautiful. Then, I crimped or waved or whatever the verb is Maddi’s hair using my triple-barrel iron thing, which is also excellent. Although, it takes a very long time. Maddi has THE thickest hair I’ve ever seen, so it took approximately an eon. As the night continued on, we decided to slumber party it up at Maddi’s house. So there’s number 16! Two in one day! That makes me kind of nervous though… what if I run out by the end of the summer?! What will I do with my time?!

Sleepover with Maddi, Grace, and Gaby!

Girls are the best.

(Pictures and people listed left to right: 1. Gaby, 2. Maddi, myself, Gaby, 3. Maddi, myself, Grace, Gaby, 4. Grace.) We had quite the time. So we’re all in show choir and we’ll all be in the same choir next year so we chatted about songs for the set list next year a lot. If anyone has any fantastical ideas for a Closer… comment or something. Although, I know no one will read this, you still should. Also, we all really like this song. Enjoy.

One last note. This is my friend Grace. She’s dandy. She’s riding in the back of my car I got a few weeks ago. It’s a red convertible. I like it.

Maddi and Grace in my car, enjoying themselves.

Ohh, summer.

Love always, Amelia