AHHHH THE BOOK SIGNING WAS TODAY!!! *breathes*
There were way more people than we thought, so getting there an hour early didn't get us a seat. I couldn't see her at all during the Q&A :( Other than that, it was perfect! Of course, everyone went crazy when she came out. It was so much fun squeeing over everything she said, I'm not even joking ;D And surprisingly, she answered some questions that made me think more. Like this girl said something about how Jacob was basically being an ass in Eclipse and she defended him by saying that he is only 16 and Edward's definitely had a much longer time to acquire patience and maturity. She said since this is his first love and he sees Bella's changing as basically dying, he doesn't see any lines that he can't cross (if that makes sense). Especially after she kissed him back. She also talked about how people were having a hard time accepting the loving-two-people-at-the-same-time-deali
Until our group was called to line up, we had to browse for a while...I actually saw like, ten guys there! And some pretty cool shirts. Speaking of which, I didn't have time to get a t-shirt together :P I should have just used those tattoos from New Moon! Anyway, when my friend and I got up to her desk I just about died...I was pathetically star-struck. She signed our names and everything! But yeah, I said a probably way-too-enthusiastic thank you, and managed to walk a short distance before breaking into a squeeing/giggling fit *facepalm* But she was just as nice and down to earth as I thought she was...
So, yeah! So worth it! I also bought a feng shui book there since I'm planning on appyling it to my room at my dad's. He said my sister and I can get started with decorating soon!
AHHHH THE BOOK SIGNING WAS TODAY!!! *breathes*
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b) So I got soooooo unbelievably sick yesterday :P I was throwing up like nothin else for hours. And I'm deathly afraid of throwing up, which made it that much better. I'm feeling MUCH better now, though, and even ate some yummy spaghetti tonight. Oh, and I was trying to catch up on Lost, but found that we're missing a few! I'm so far behind, though, that I'll probably just have to buy the season and watch it then *sigh*
c) Cody's still playing the mixed signals game...grr. Don't even know what to do with that :/
d) I don't know how I didn't find out about this sooner, but I just discovered the whole Free Hugs Campaign! Ya'll know about it, right? I really really really wanna do it. Like, really bad. I know a couple friends who would be willing to do it, but I don't think I'd get as many hugs since I'm not an adult. And I just live in the subarbs, so I'm not sure if I even have a place where I could do it. Oh well, I'll find a way ;)
e) I finally finished The Amber Spyglass!!! OMGBESTBOOKEVAR. Will + Lyra = sososo cute :D
I certainly feel better :) I did a lot of thinking last night after reading saymorre's lovely comment and finally realized the obvious. I need to stop focusing so much on finding that perfect guy because all I need to be happy is myself and my thoughts. I realized that I only looked forward to even days because those were the days I had a class with him. How ridiculous, when every day needs to be seen as a beautiful gift! I know it sounds so cheesy, but oh well XD
I had to laugh at myself today because I actually reconsidered trying out for volleyball for next year all due to my fear for being the bad person on the team that everyone talks about. Have I learned nothing from all this? Why can't I just say, screw them, I will be an allower. I will let them do what they want and do the same. Besides, I can manifest the ability to get better and learn, let alone make the team. Although, I don't know what I'll do if I decide to change schools after this year...which is kinda scary, because try-outs are pretty soon. God, why do they have to be now when it doesn't start until next fall?!
And yay for a completely new set of icons!
So, remember a few posts back when I talked about possibly liking one of my guy friends suddenly? Well, I definitely do. As in, I've never felt this much for a guy and I was so excited because he's been flirting with me SO BAD lately. He's usually a flirt, but it's gotten worse specifically (as far as I know) with me. He's been saying we should go and do this and this and this together, started talking to me on AIM, asking to share my iPod, giving me hugs, and so on. So I got really excited, thinking that he probably liked me too. Guess what he said today in Keyboarding? He mentions that I know that he's "like, in love with Shelby". Now, I remember him saying he liked her a long time ago and just figured he could like me too or not like her anymore. Guess not. There is no way someone could miss his signals. Why the hell did he lead me on for so long?! I was getting so excited because for once, I actually really really really like a guy. And he ACTED like he liked me too. And then proceeds to drop this huge bomb on me. *sigh* I really want to stay positive, but I just don't know how to be in this situation. I know I could think, "Fine, just attract someone even better who likes you just as much as you like them." *whines* But I want him! saymorre, I know you'll be able to help me with this :)
I wish I could quote the entire book, it's so lovely.
I definitely need to go and meditate for a while...I've just gotten into a horrible mood after Matt said something without thinking whatsoever and now I'm sure I'm attracting lots of nasty things :( Unfortunately for him, he had me thinking about it all day and therefore, made me go off on a rather long rant to him this evening. But I will be a good girl and refrain from whining about it on here :)
One more thing: I watched the recent Heroes last night and OMG. Like, whoa. I have so many questions! That twist was just batshit crazy, yo. No joke, I was on the floor and could not breath for at least ten minutes, lol. You thought The Village had a twist? No. THAT mofo, was an effing twist.
Today was my first day using the process called Segment Intending and let me tell you...*whistles* I'm amazed. Segment Intending is an exercise taken from The Law of Attraction and here's a definition:
The process of Segment Intending is to simply recognize that you are moving into a segment where what you are intending is different from the last, and then to stop and identify what you are now wanting.
So it's basically when you recognize the different parts of your day (getting ready for the day, eating a meal, driving somewhere, etc.), stop, and give clear thought to what exactly you want to happen in that segment. For example, while I was walking to my French class today, I thought: I intend to fully comprehend everything on my French test today. I will answer correctly and confidently. Mr. Boesch will ask me easy questions that I will be able to understand during the speaking part and I will reply correctly and confidently. I will get a good grade on this test. And you know what happened? I did exactly that. I really feel like I did well on that test and all the questions he asked during the oral part were simple. This process really gives you clarity while you're trying to focus on and prioritize what you want. Before, I would just try and make sure I was thinking about what I want. Now, my mind isn't so cluttered and I can give myself segments in which I can envision my future and meditate. Also, a good suggestion Abraham gives is to think for each segment: As I'm entering this segment of life experience, it is my intent to see that which I want to see.
I had to laugh today, though, when I was walking home from the bus stop. It's a gorgeous day and it was so sunny and the breeze was blowing gently through the grass and trees and I felt so alive and happy...I actually started tearing up. I swear, all this "being one with the Universe/God/Spirit and your Inner Being" is making me super sensitive and sappy ;D
Seriously, if you haven't read the His Dark Materials Trilogy yet, you need to. Especially since the movie for The Golden Compass is coming out this year (yays!).
Speaking of books, I'm so excited because we've started Rebecca in English! I've only read the first chapter so far, but the writing is beautiful and I can tell I'm going to love it. It would be even better, though, if the kids in my class weren't so freakin ANNOYING. Our teacher said the first chapter would be slow but that the rest would be amazing, and they all immediately started freaking out. They had already decided to hate it because everyone's heard about how last year's class burned the books. I mean, they were literally moaning and groaning while reading a three-page chapter and they're in an Honors class? Mmmmmk. Good Lord, does anyone read anymore?
What we mean by the Art of Allowing is: I am that which I am, and I am pleased with it, joyful in it. And you are that which you are, and while it is different perhaps from that which I am, it is also good. ...Because I am able to focus upon that which I want, even if there are those differences between us that are dramatic, I do not suffer negative emotion because I am wise enough not to focus upon that which brings me discomfort. I have come to understand, as I am one who is applying the Art of Allowing, that I have not come forth into this physical world to get everyone to follow the "truth" that I think is the truth. I have not come forth to encourage conformity or sameness - for I am wise enough to understand that in sameness, in conformity, there is not the diversity that stimulates creativity. In focusing upon bringing about conformity, I am pointed toward an ending rather than to a continuing of creation. - The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks
That really struck a cord with me today. Wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone could live by this?
I love deliberately creating my experiences! Already, I'm seeing the response of the LoA now that I've been focusing more on it lately. During my Creative Workshop this morning, I wrote and thought about having a more toned and thinner body. And at lunch today, I had a much smaller apetite than usual. When I got home from school and tried to eat a snack, I felt overly full after just a little bit! I even have a strong urge to go take a walk...I probably will, it's so beautiful right after it rains!
Also, the thoughts about what I want keep coming back to mind and the emotion caused by them just keeps getting stronger, exactly what the book said would happen! It's really exciting because of course, the LoA only responds to thoughts that cause strong emotion.