Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Post (FINALLY)

OK, I'm not even going to bother apologizing for my inconsistent, negligent posting- I've done it on virtually half of all of my posts. But, I thought I should update you guys on what's going on in my life. Well, in my last entry, I talked about Tenth's new album, Light Meets the Dark.... *drumroll* UNDOUBTEDLY, COMPLETELY, INDISPUTABLY BETTER THAN OVER AND UNDERNEATH! And I was stunned when I came to that realization. Over and Underneath was amazing but LMtD? WOW! It was totally worth the iTunes purchase. Also, I've been listening to another artist lately- Train. I don't know if you've heard of them- I have no idea how popular they are, but I'm crazy about their song, Drops of Jupiter. I showed it to my brother and cousin, and they mocked me for liking it. *glower* jk. But anyway, I was flabbergasted, cause I thought the song was AMAZING. I've practically memorized the whole song now. Just to add to the mix: Walk on the Water, Britt Nicole, Everything Falls, Fee, and Lead Me, Sanctus Real- Incredible.
What else have been doing besides listening to music? Well, I'm just starting to finish my books in school- I finished two language arts books today and will be finishing my math textbook this week. But history- *moan* I'll be doing that until July. I have to read practically 130 or more pages a day for the history reading. Right now, I'm reading one book called, "Blue Willow". *gag* It's about some nine-year-old named Janey who is sad because she doesn't want to move from this big desert plain but might have to. Then the story continues with her getting to stay and meeting a friend called Lupe, which is pronounced "Loopy". *laughs* They go to this fair, and Janey wants to read books so she goes and reads books while Lupe goes on rides. Ugh... But don't get me wrong, there's some good books, too. But "Blue Willow"? ... All I can say is that I've lost all respect for blue willows.
Also, for the memorial weekend, my dad, three of my brothers, some of my neighbors, and I got to venture to the Boundary Waters (up in southern Canada) for a weekend of respite and relaxation. And did I ever RELAX! I'd say half of the trip was consumed with reading and playing chess and Settlers of Catan. But if that was all I did, that would've been one boring trip. Therefore, I also swam numerous times and had canoe races with my brother, Alex, and friends Mitchell and Brandon.
One more thing- I just got back from my first baseball game of the season. My brother and I are on the same team, which I think is pretty cool, and I performed reasonably well in the game, despite my nerves. You see, it's a little intimidating playing on a baseball team where the majority of your teammates are at least a foot taller than you. Just to let you know, I'm not very tall. A little under-average so yeah- I was pretty apprehensive. But I did well. I played at second most of the game and didn't allow a ball past. I batted three times, hit a nice single, and then struck out twice. ARGH! But I can promise you I nicked the last pitch of BOTH those strike outs! Well, at least I'm pretty sure...
Anyway, I'm going to leave it at that. Little House on the Prairies on, and it's a really good episode.
Later,

Jake

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Thank you for leaving the latrines at a minimum. Assuming you were using the guys', that would have been way more information that I wanted to hear, being female and all.

The Light Meets the Dark is SO GOOD!!! I love it.

You like Little House?? You're a good man, Jake.;)

-Sarah

Morgan said...

Great post! I laughed when you were talking about Blue Willow. I've never read it and I don't think I want to. *laughs*

You're not the only one doing school during the summer! I'm doing it all.summer.long. UGH.

I STILL haven't gotten my hands on Light meets the Dark!!! I went to Walmart to buy it and they didn't have it! Argh!

Enjoy Little House :-)

--Morgan

Bekah said...

Little House is awesome. That's all there is to it.

BAHAHA! Blue Willow sounds hilarious. Reminds me of this story my family read over Christmas, Jotham's Journey. It was about this kid who got lost and found his family, but there was this stupid creeper who made it his life goal to kidnap Jotham. He kept showing up. It was so pointless. Gotta laugh at those kind of books.

Seth Skogerboe said...

My history was actually pretty good. I finished it awhile ago though. I'm almost done with my CAT tests, and after that, I've got a tiny bit of language, and then I'm done! All summer would literally drive me crazy!

Memzie said...

Thanks for updating yourself. Sounds like you are staying pretty busy. Hope History goes smoothly for you. ;)

Saxon said...

Hi Jake of awarded you.