Monday, October 31, 2011

"You will do what must be done. YOU NEED TO DO WHAT MUST BE DONE!"

The theatre convention was fantastic! I've learned that when you get 500 theatre kids together in one place for a weekend, everywhere you look or go, something unusual IS going to happen. 

In case you didn't understand the title (which I actually know for a fact you didn't understand it) , let me explain. During the convention all sorts of workshops were going on. A few friends and I decided to go to a character developing workshop centered around hero-type characters. We fully expected to just be taught or something, but instead we found ourselves in the middle of a massive fantasy role-play thing. When the first thing the teacher told us to do was sprawl our bodies on the floor and breath fire and then referred to it as the "exposed pose", we knew something was wrong. 
The man kept telling us what to do and "guided" us through a "quest" as we "rescued our families from an evil tyrant". After a little while, it got scary. He told us to chant "I will do what must be done." My friend baylee refused to say it because she felt like she was pledging into some cult. What made it even weirder is that everyone but my friends and I were getting really into it. They were basically screaming the chant and there was even one guy who when we were "climbing a mountain" he was grunting and gasping for breath. I think it might have made the teacher feel a little too powerful. 

Afterwards the five of us figured out that in the middle of the night, we were going to hear "You have to do what needs to be done" over the hotel loud speaker and we would all wake up and get out of bed and involuntarily march into the workshop room to have some hero-cult-ceremony. I can imagine the hotel security videos now- fifty high school students walking like zombies through the hotel with blank expressions, and then the five of us walking in our footy pajamas, sobbing and screaming "No, I don't want to do what must be done! I DON'T WANNA!" 

And then there was the boy who told me he loved me 45 minutes after meeting me. He and his friends sat behind me in one of the competitions and we were talking a little bit before the competition started. Then during the competition I heard him talking to the person next to him saying "The girl in the green in front of us is really cute, yeah she's really cute." (I was the only one wearing green in the whole row) Then our group had to leave the competition early and when we got up, the guy yelled "I LOVE YOU" with a completely serious face. And when we were waiting for an elevator, him and his friends ran up to the elevators gasping for breath like they sprinted the whole way and he said "I told you I loved you because I thought I'd never see you again"  He then became known as my stalker because for the rest of the conference I saw him EVERYWHERE. 

There was another guy who became known as "bread guy" because every time we saw him he was gnawing on a french baguette. Just carrying it around, taking bites out of it. Unaware that the bread convention is next weekend. 

So overall the conference was fun, but of course it would have been more fun if our school had won a single thing. Which we didn't. Which sucked. 

And now for a photo montage to make this less paragraphy and boring. 

This is how my hair looked after I took it out of the most tight, painful bun in the history of hair. 

Our horrible messy room.

Notice my friend Bryn looking possessed in the background. 

Also for your entertainment is a very scary video of the birds that were flying in the city and making us all feel like we were in a 1960's horror movie. 

Speaking of horror movies, I should now get back to my marathon of Halloween. I'm currently in the middle of Halloween 5 and judging by the sound effects and music I'm hearing right now, someone is about to get killed. Oh, yep. That was a scream. Oh, Rachel! Haven't you learned not to stay in your house alone? 

Abby Noel 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I threw a heavy metal projectile at my school's principal.

I'm not even exaggerating.

My friend David (who was sitting across from me at lunch the other day) had a metal water bottle in his hands. I was messing with him and tried to hit it, but the first time it didn't even budge from his hands, and of course, he laughed. So there I was, with my ego bruised and with a strong need to redeem myself, I whacked the water bottle out of his hand and it rolled all the way down the table and stopped on the floor exactly where the assistant principal, school resource officer, and school principal were sitting.

And by "rolled down the table"- I mean banged down the table making as much noise as physically possible for a water bottle and managing to get the attention of about half of the cafeteria.

My heart literally stopped.

So I got up, went over to the table where they were sitting, and almost tearfully explained how sorry I was and how it was just and accident, and how I was about to wet myself. (Okay, not really, but you get the idea)

I was lucky though, the school resource officer decided not to shoot me and the principal decided not to send me back to elementary school.

Abby Noel

(I feel like a time traveler as I write this because when you read this, I'll actually be in the theatre competition, no where near a computer. Bless you, scheduled posting!)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Caption Contest Winners!

(The formatting on this looks awful because blogger post editor is being strange, but try to ignore the hideousness of this post and just read it) 

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, this is the moment you've all been waiting for! I'm here to announce the winners of the caption contest! Get ready....

Everyone was asked to make captions for this picture- 

Lots of people submitted captions, and here are the three winners- 

First place goes to........

Girl: Did you just-
Guy in flower pot: I pretty much just pooped in your flower pot, yeah.

Second place goes to...... 

Guy in flower pot--"I heard this helps with hair growth."
Girl-- "Yea, well with your head you're going to need a lot more soil."

And Third place goes to.......

Guy in flower pot- 'Seriously, I AM a flower!'

The blogs of these winners are also great, so I suggest you click on their names to take a look at their fabulous blogs!

After seeing all the great captions that were submitted, I'm starting to think I'm going to have to have these contests more often. (And with more winners!)

Abby Noel

(Oh man, I just looked at this after posting it and it looks positively horrible. I'm trying to re-format it and it isn't working) 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Keep it coming!

I don't have the time at all to choose the three winners for the caption contest, so I decided to extend it to Thursday afternoon. Make sure to submit a caption for the picture if you haven't already. Even if you've already submitted one, feel free to post more if you think of some, just try not to submit more then five. (Of course, if you've already submitted five and then you think of one you LOVE, you can post that too)

After I post the winners on Thursday, I probably won't be able to post again until Monday because I'm about to throw myself into an incredibly busy weekend. I'm going to a theatre competition and I'm SO excited for it, but the only downside is I won't have internet access. Of course, if something super interesting happens and I can wrap it up in a 180 character text message, I'll be glad to keep you guys updated cellularly :)

Also if anyone really cares, I thought I should let you know that my school had to cancel the musical. Bye, bye, ensemble part. :(  There was something about copyright and the school board not liking some content of the musical so they basically just squashed it. Everyone was really disappointed, but I think this might actually turn out for the best. Who knows? We might end up doing a musical that's a thousand times more fun. (It's a bit strange that I have that outlook considering I'm one of the most negative people on the planet)

So make sure to think up some captions for that picture before Thursday and I will see you all (with full details from the competition) on Monday!

Abby Noel

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Caption Contest

I've been trying to come up with something fun to do with all you guys, and I finally came up with something! *cheer* 

I want everyone to try to think of with a caption for this picture- 

It can be something the stick people are saying, or it can be a title. For example, you could do one like this-

"Wow thats a flower pot." 
"Why yes, yes it is." 
(make sure to put what the person standing says first)


Guy in flower pot- "I'm in a pot."
(if you're going to do only one person's line, make sure to specify which person)


The day two stick people looked at each other. 
(Just make a title that kinda sums up the picture.)

Just try to be more creative then those examples, I purposely made them as dry and obvious as possible to leave the coming up with witty ideas to you.

You have until Tuesday afternoon to come up with something, but since everyone's on a different time zone, just to be safe you should comment it as soon as you can. When you come up with your caption, just click comment below and write it out. 

I'll pick three winners and those who have blogs will get their blog links posted when I announce the winners. For those of you who don't have blogs (or even an account) but still want to participate, click on "Name/URL" where you type in your comment and put your name so if you win, you can get some recognition. 

Have fun! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

Abby Noel 

My feet feel like they're going to fall off.

Wearing three inch heals to Homecoming was a terrible idea. 

I know I promised you guys pictures, so here you go-

^The ridiculous amount of makeup it took us to get ready.

^For whatever reason, I tilted my head at a weird angle in all the pictures my mom took, this is just the least awkward. 

^See? More weird head tilting. 

^My dog Max, not putting forth any effort yet still looking adorable. 

^Even more adorableness. 

My friends and I are so cool that after homecoming, while most people go to iHop, we went to a gas station.  Yes. A gas station. You wish you were this amazing.

Now if you don't mind, I'm going to go climb in bed and sleep for the next ten days. 

Abby Noel

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

While in the bathroom...

Right before P.E. today, I know... in the bathroom, and I overheard these girls talking. One of the girls told a story that I swear changed the course of the rest of my life-

"I went to the mall on Saturday, and I saw this really cute dress. So I bought it." 

I'm not going to lie, this is one of the most riveting stories I've ever heard in my life. Who ever you were, I want you to know that all day I could not stop thinking about this story, and because I was so distracted I failed two quizzes and a midterm.

But it was worth it.

Abby Noel

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

HAPPY BLOGVERSARY TO ME! *throws confetti*

Always Abby Noel is officially 1 year old!!!  

Remember that cake I baked for this a couple weeks ago? Well, I'm glad I gave you all a piece then because the cake isn't look so good right now...

But I guess if you still want a piece, you can have some. I'm just going to need you to sign a waiver first. 

SOO I was thinking of what all of you could give me as a blogversary present, and of course I first thought about asking for diamonds, but then I remembered bloggers are notoriously cheep, so I thought of something you awesome people can give me for free- publicity! There's that little box on my side bar that you can click on to share my blog to facebook or twitter- if everyone could click on one of those (or both if you're really awesome) that would be a fantastic blogversary present :) Or if you don't have facebook or twitter, leaving a little happy blogversary message for me with my link in your next post would also be fantastic.

So essentially I'm using this as an excuse to force all of you into telling your friends about me. But I gave you cake, so you owe me anyway. 

Also to celebrate, here's a list of my favorite posts so far-

Hopefully by this time next year I'll have a whole new list of posts I love :) 

Abby Noel 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Just because Nick and I are awesome.

Abby Noel 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Teach me how to jerk! (No, I'm completely serious)

For the theatre competition I'm in our group is doing a mish-mash of a bunch of small skits and monologues and by some crazy act of God I ended up with the "dancer" monologues. For one of the monologues I decided it would be cool to have some back up dancers doing all the random dance trends with me. Of course, that means actually learning how to do all of these ridiculous things, so I was going around telling people to teach me how to jerk. I almost got smacked a few times.

Today I went dress shopping because my sister still needs a homecoming dress. She didn't find anything that would work, but she did find some things that....well, essentially looked like this-

(It's funny because I was trying to make this hideous, but I actually think it's kinda cute :) 

Abby Noel 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Call backs? Guess not...

Well the call back list for the school musical was up today and I wasn't on it.  This could either be really good or really bad.... and the cast list will probably be up tomorrow or the next day, so I shall keep you posted.

In the mean time, if anyone would like to find a remote that controls the universe and fast forward until promptly 7:00 tomorrow morning so I can just get this over with, that would be much appreciated.

Abby Noel

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

This title is inadequate.

I don't even have the brain power right now to come up with a logical introduction.

Last week when I was walking in the hallway going to Home Ec. (the only class where our teacher actually encourages talking and eating) a random guy pointed at me as he walked by and said "Homecoming! You wanna go?" Yes. Just not with you. 

In addition to now having a date to homecoming (my imaginary boyfriend, of course. Not Mr. RandomUpperClassMenIDon'tKnow) I now also have a dress. Let me tell you that shopping for a dress for Homecoming has the potential to be one of the most traumatic moments of your life. Especially when you're sitting vulnerable and undressed in the fitting room while your mom goes and picks out dresses she thinks you'd be 'cute' in. 

There will be the dresses that make you look like an elderly woman- 

And the dresses that make elderly women cry-

I was lucky enough to have my mom pick one out I actually liked. (You'll have to wait for a picture until the day of homecoming when I have my hair and makeup and everything done up)

And to wrap up my week of horrors, yesterday I had the privilege to sit in a restaurant trying to keep six kids quiet while simultaneously trying to keep them all from killing each other with steak knifes. I'm not even kidding.

Abby Noel 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

What shall I be MADE into?

They announced today that the casting director of the MTV show "Made" is coming to my school to look for people to have on the show.

Dear Made Producers,
Please attempt to have the people at my school "made" into decent human beings.
However, if you find this task too hard, I understand completely.


I've decided that I might as well sign up, because what could go wrong? (don't answer that) But I have a small problem. What would I be made into? I have come up with some ideas, and I need you all to comment on what you're voting for.

I could be made into.....

....A cheerleader!

...A ballet dancer! OR....

....A 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner bottle! 

I can't make up my mind!

Abby Noel

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween Costume Ideas

It's October (obviously) and this is the time people start to consider what they're going to dress up as for Halloween. Well I'm here to make this a little easier with some costume ideas. 

You could dress up as....

Take your pick :) 

Abby Noel

P.S. Hi Nick! Good job finally figuring out how to comment :) 
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