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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

5. Pull a prank, 23. Have a bonfire, 40. Put warm-fuzzy notes in library books, & 74. Walk the dog.

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GASP. Two posts two days in a row! Wow! Haha, yeah. That means that I’m actually going to start writing again.

Anyways, today was quite the adventure! I feel like I did a lot today… which is good, because I did pretty much nothing all week. First thing I did was I woke up and walked my dog. No– I didn’t take pictures, because walking the dog looks like… walking the dog. Buddy has been pretty weird lately. We got all new furniture, which he is no longer allowed to be on. So now he’s always sad… so a walk made him happy. Yay!

Later today, I went over to Maddi’s house. Maddi and Mara had just returned from a trip to Duluth, which sounded lovely, and we decided it was time for an adventure! And an adventure it was. We started by running off to the library. We cut a gazillion neon note cards in half and covered them in sharpied phrases with warm fuzzies. We put them in library books for people to find someday. I hope we make someone’s day!

Feel goood.

Feel good for everyone!

After that, we ventured over to the Japanese Garden and took a few pictures!

Waterfalls.

Mara and Maddi are pretty.

Then, Grace and Vanessa joined us back at Maddi’s house and we participated in some INTENSE Harry Potter Sporcle quizzes. Check itttt. http://www.sporcle.com/games/GeoGod/allharrypotter

Tucker finally joined us and then we began our bonfire! We made delicious s’mores and enjoyed the fires… and didn’t enjoy the bugs, but that’s expected. During this bonfire, we were discussing how our (mainly Grace’s) lives were so boring, and we never did anything interesting… then Grace had an idea. We shall prank the city! Well, we really only pranked a neighborhood. And it’s not much of a prank– but it was crazy fun.

WHAT WE DID. We took a whole ton of chalk and piled into Grace’s car… essentially we just drew a bunch of lines all over the street. We hung out of all of her doors and trunk and we drew lines up and down the streets with Grace (or I for a short while)  drove at like 2 miles per hour. We call it EXTREME STREET CHALKING. So fun. TRY IT!

extremeee.

Extreme Street Chalking at its best.

Good day.

Love always, Amelia

PS: A tag for Gracie! :)

4. Spend a whole day at the lake, 52. Get a tan, 56. Try an exotic food, 63. Jump in a lake, 68. Go bowling, & 85. Have a water fight.

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Wow, I have posted in a very long time. I apologize for that… but this post should (in theory) be really awesome.

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve completed a very large amount of things in these past few days., which I will attempt to address in chronological order.

First, Mara has arrived! I have spent a number of fantastical days enjoying her and Maddi’s company. The best thing we’ve done (in my opinion) is when we MADE Goldfish crackers! They were so good. That same evening, Mara taught us how to make fritos, which is a type of pinxto or tapa. It’s typically eaten a traditional Spanish appetizer. Essentially it’s dough and chicken mixed together, rolled into balls, covered in bread crumbs, and then fried. It was very good!

Yum!

Goldfish and Fritos!

So that was my exotic food of the summer.

That, of course, what quite some time ago.

On the Second of July, it was the lovely Miss Trisha and Miss Vanessa’s birthday! They are my twinner friends, and I believe this is the first I have written about them. They are hysterical, and quite possibly the most photogenic (and prettiest!) people I know. Anyways, we went out to eat at Macaroni Grill, and then went bowling! Exceptionally fun… and I won!

Dinner

Dinner with the ladies.

Bowling Birthday

Game 1: 118, Game 2: 121. BOOM.

(Bottom Picture: Vanessa, Sophie, Myself, Trisha, Rochelle, Vanessa, Nicole… so just you know who the heck these people are.)

On the Fourth of July, Tucker and I journeyed to his cabin! About an hour and a half away from his house, we drove up there very early in the morning. He “surprised” me by having me meet all of his cousins and his aunt and uncle… He told me right when we were pulling up… Thanks Tuck-tuck. Not that it wasn’t lovely, I just would have appreciated some warning! Haha, still excellent. We spent the whole day on the lake, enjoying a boat ride, water fights, and the neighbors water-trampoline. (Shhh!)

Cabin.

Lake Time!

I swear we’re both wearing clothes. I promise.

There were a gazillion BEAUTIFUL and HUGE houses on the lake (not that Tucker’s wasn’t adorable… it was!), but I was very impressed. Anyways, this checks off the spend a whole day at the lake, jump in a lake (many times!), and have a water fight (which I conceded, unfortunately). This ALSO includes getting a tan! Yay:) My sunburn from Kansas finally went away, and I just continued the tan. Poor Tucker got super sunburned:( It shall go away soon!

Yeah, I’ve had this written for a few days, I’ve just been to lazy to get my photos off of my camera (my SD card slot thing is screwed up so everything is much more difficult) and I know I’m being a bad blogger, so I promise I will get better!

Please forgive me, blog gods.

Love always, Amelia

PS. So… I have a new obsession. Nailpolish, and lots of it. I’ve been painting and repainting my nails like 4 times a day and it’s kind of great. So if you’d like to join in the fun, check out this blog I’ve been enjoying: thedailyvarnish.com! :) So I’m thinking after this blog ends, I might start one similar. That is, if I continue enjoying the nailpolish. Of course, actual readers might be a problem too. Would anyone actual read it? Probably not. Would more people read that than this blog? Probably. It may or may not be worth it. I dunno!

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

6. Bake cookies without a recipe & 30. Go to the library & 35. Surprise someone with flowers

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This one will actually be good, I promise. I actually have something to work with now, finally! Today has been a very busy day. Except not really. I didn’t really do anything this weekend, so I really had to make up for it today… and I think I did? I hope so. Anyways, I woke up this morning and read Catching Fire for like 3 hours… then finally got up. Tucker came over and we… went to the library and played computer games. I’m going to Kansas this weekend to visit my cousin and her daughter, so I needed something to do in the horribly long drive… and so I got books! (GASP. More reading.) That was fun, I guess? Then we played games. Civilization 4 and Railroad Tycoon 3, in fact. Yeah, on separate laptops at the same time. We’re super cool, okay? He left and then at about 7, Grace, Vanessa, and Maddi showed up. Thank god! Came to save the day.

First, we started with baking cookies without a recipe– a struggle, kind of. We knew the basics, flour, sugar, butter, eggs, etc. and then we just kind of threw in some random things. 2 eggs and an egg white, chocolate chips, a lot of vanilla extract, and some baking soda or powder… I don’t know which haha. And I mean, they turned out pretty good? I’d say they were decent. Not great– but not terrible.

Without a recipe.

Decent.

After the cookies were done, we were rather bored. We thought about a movie or something, but I didn’t really have anything we wanted to see– so we set out to Cub for an adventure. We bought two bouquets of flowers, a balloon, and set on our way! Our first stop– McDonald’s. We surprised a girl waiting to order with a carnation, and it was kind of awkward, but fun. Walgreens, next. We totally made the cashiers day! Of course, it was just past 10, so nothing was really open, so we gave 2 more at Pizza Hut and a nail salon. We had 4 left, so we went over to Kelsey’s house! She wasn’t home, but her mom sure enjoyed it! Then we went to Christine’s house. Her family seemed to be hosting some kind of a party… which was kind of awkward, but I went in and found her and gave her a few. It was cute! Also, she was wearing a romper, which, although I could never pull off, looked adorable. Anyways, our last stop was Sam’s house. We gave him a full bouquet of flowers and a balloon. It was awkward, but fun. It was kind of a spontaneous and random thing to do, but I hope we made someone feel good! It was fun, and that’s really what matters.

Surprise!

Adventure time, yo.

Love always, Amelia