Sunday, February 8, 2009

Oh the Places You'll Go...

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.

It's opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.


You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don' t
Because, sometimes, you won't.

I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
and Hang-ups
can happen to you.

You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You'll be left in a Lurch.

You'll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you'll be in a Slump.

And when you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both you elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a sting of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

That's not for you!

Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying.
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

With banner flip-flapping,
once more you'll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of a guy!

Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. there are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don't.
Because, sometimes, they won't.

I'm afraid that some times
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.

All Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you'll be quite a lot.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul
On you will go
though your enemies prowl
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike
and I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)


be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!

Written by Dr. Seuss.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I'm not neglecting, I swear!

I really meant to post here more often, I just am too lazy/busy to really write anything decent. So here is my sad attempt. -_-
Look at what I've been doing for the past hour and a half (and I'm still not done.)

That would be my history study guide up until number 2 of part 2. That means I have 7 more to go. *shoots self* I mean, I can do it, I just hate it. You would too if you've learned about World War II about 2,385,709,384,750,982 times in your school career.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Someone keeps annoying me with her ways. She doesn't know when to shut up or when someone doesn't care about what she is saying. She will repeat something from her story at least 5 times just so she can hear herself talk. I'm convinced of it. Yet I have to do so much for her/with her. I'm just so annoyed! I'm mean she is a great person and all, I just need a break from her. A LONG BREAK. I'm so glad I'm leaving the state for college. Praise the Lord.
It's no one from my online community of friends, so I think I'm safe posting this here.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Made it home safely. When I have the energy, I'll update about the trip. Pictures included.

Here's a teaser:

That is Ashveen, Parveen, me, and Tjiska standing on the Jefferson Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I leave at 3am...

It's currently 9:10pm. And in less than 6 hours I am getting on a bus to the Oakland airport where I am then flying to Kansas City, MO and then to Washington DC.

I will be gone for a week, so don't miss me too much! I do hope that everyone that is going down to Wellington next week has an awesome time because I probably won't see talk to you from now until you all get back, except for on Twitter.

If you have my number, text/call me if you want. I'll be ECSTATIC! Like seriously.

While I'm gone, I'll not only be witnessing history on January 20th in DC, I'll be traveling around Virginia to the historical Civil War sites and Jamestown/Williamsburg. :D I'm going with my history teacher and a bunch of my friends so I know it'll be a great experience.

I'm live tweeting my entire experience, so get my twitter updates!

I won't have internet access for the most part while I'm gone, but I will update it via text message. And I am getting twitter text messages from Jess, Denise, Josh, Becky, David and Tenani.
And, if you want to get a hold of me while I'm gone, direct message me on twitter. Then I'll get it to my phone. :D

Love for now, LAUREN <3