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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!

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

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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.

Yummmm.

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.

Slytherinnnn.

Cuties!

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.

Struggling.

Overalls over skirt = bad.

Lots of fun? Haha. Photocreds to Gracie.

Love always, Amelia

24. Go to the zoo & 51. Do yoga.

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Third day in a row– impressive! Haha, not quite. But still cool?

This morning I began my day with waking up to my dog barking constantly at nothing outside the window… at 7:15am. Joyful! So I got up and walked the dog (again) and headed off to go and work out. Once I got to the gym, I immediately turned around because I saw people I know. I HATE seeing people I know at the gym, so I turned around and went home. I decided that I could try and cross something off my list in the struggle of a morning. I found a Yoga clip on Netflix! It was about 40 minutes long, and it wasn’t too horrible. It was a mix between Yoga and Pilates, so I did a little more moving than regular Yoga… which is good. I might have gotten super bored instead. I don’t know, it was pretty decent, but that’s all I have to say about it, haha.

Anyways. After that, Maddi, Mara and I ventured off to Como Zoo! It was excellent!

Hardtimes.

Struggle.

So, we had some hard times getting there. From bad directions (Thanks Google Maps!) to crazy drivers to traffic to construction zones… it was quite the adventure. Once we arrived, we ventured to the conservatory!

Flowers!

Pretty in pink.

And yellow!

Pretty, pretty. Then we went to the actual zoo part of the park… and saw some excellent animalssss.

Orangutans!

There was a baby Orangutan! He was playing with a sheet… and it was adorable:)

Zebraaassss.

Stripey horses. Kind of odd to watch, because they’re so similar to horses.

Giraffes.

Maddi and I think the one in the middle was a young one, he was a lot smaller than the others. The big one was like 15 feet tall!

Flamingo.

Did you know that they get more pink with how much shrimp they eat? Yep!

So that was the adventure to the zoo. We went to McDonald’s for ice cream cones, and then we all went home. I went home for dinner, and then went to Tucker’s! His fam just got a new car, which they’re all excited about. We took it to Walgreen’s so I could feed the nailpolish addiction. (Also, I found $25 in change in my room…) So I ended up with a glitter, a top coat, a royal blue, and a mint green, which I am all very excited for! Later, we enjoyed some quality Better Off Ted.

Love always, Amelia

 

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

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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.

Quality.

Love always, Amelia

71. Make Homemade Pizza

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Hello, once again today!

I spent the evening at Tucker’s house… making pizza! So, of course, I’m posting a recipe because I have nothing more than a recipe to say other than the fact that it was delicious. SO… we began with dough his mother purchased. We rolled it out… well, actually, Tucker did it his own way.

Doing it his own way.

Tucker likes to throw things in the air.

Magic, really. I could never do that! Anyways, meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. After the dough is all happy, put a little olive oil on it, or EVOO as Rachel Ray would say.

EVOO

Rachel Ray and Tucker = The same person.

After that we made the sauce! Basically you put ripe tomatoes in boiling water for 30 seconds, and then put them in ice water. This makes the skin start to peel off. Then, peel them, cut them up, put ’em in a food processor, viola! Put that in a saucepan with some garlic, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and you’ll probably end up with something good. Just a little bit of everything! I would also suggest putting in either browned hamburger, or browned onions… or both! It would all be good. Simmer in the saucepan for 30 minutes (or until it seems good enough haha.)

Yummy.

This is what it's supposed to look like... we think.

THEN put the sauce on the pizza, duh. C’mon guys, keep up. After that, it’s pretty much up to you. Put whatever you want on it! We did pepperoni, canadian bacon, a browned onion/mushroom mix of deliciousness, and a lot of cheese. We used a variety of cheeses too, which was very good. Here’s what it looked like before we cooked it.

Maximum deliciousity.

Looks good... but will it be!?

Yes, it was good. Cook the pizza (at 425!) for 12-15 minutes. Maybe a little longer, depending on how thick the crust is. Whenever the cheese is lightly browned and the crust is all the way cooked.

Finished.

Let's eat!

Ours turned out fantastic. How did yours?

We had some extra dough, so we also made a desert pizza… which was DELICIOUS. Tucker had made these as a kid… and I can understand why! Yum yum yum.

Same dough, roll it out… except roll it out more. And a little more. Almost paper thin! Thinner than a slice of pepperoni. Ridiculous, yet very good.  I promise! Also, all the same keep the oven at 425 degrees. THEN, use chocolate sauce as the “pizza sauce.” His mom made some homemade!

Chuong's Pie and Chocolate Sauce

Homemade is the best. Yay moms.

Don’t judge the weird shape of the pizza. We’re not good at rolling it out. Shhh.

Then, cover it with caramel. Finally, cut marshmallows for “pepperoni.” I suggest using scissors, it worked the best for us. Put these on the pizza!

The best combo.

I love chocolate. And caramel. And marshmallows. This really can't go wrong.

Cook the concoction for about 12 minutes, maybe a little longer. The crust should be cooked all the way through and the marshmallows should be lightly toasted brown.

Delicious!

I want some now.

This was so absolutely delicious. Serve with a mini scoop of ice cream and perhaps some whipped cream. I rolled mine into a kind of taco. Desert taco-pizza? Yuss. Anyways, it was very good. I would suggest these for everyone.

PIZZA FOR EVERYONE.

That is all, goodnight then!

Love always, Amelia