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01 January 2009 @ 03:16 pm
2009 Scrapbook  
Happy 2009! In an attempt to document it online, I joined up at 2009_scrapbook. I want to remember the good stuff, even my love of things that has carried over into the new year. *cough*AmericanIdol*cough* My scrapbook is in purple. No one who knows me should be surprised by that.

In this new year, 2009, I resolve to... 01. ...eat better.
02. ...write!
03. ...get back into graphic making.
04. ...actually tag my journal entries.
05. ...finally put up new layouts at zac_graphics and my graphics journal.
06. ...not let the students freak me out when I start my student teaching internship.

Feat.: Patrick Stump
Maker: Me
Currently using

Matches the layout I'm using to enter 2009 with...includes a quotation from Pete Wentz.
Feat.: Winnie the Pooh
Maker: Me
Currently using

Made it for a recent layout and kept it as my default. The text was screaming to be used.
Feat.: Matt Nathanson
Maker: Me
Currently using

Goes with the brand new layout. Matt is my favorite current music artist.

2009 - present
Feat.: Patrick Stump
Code: street_of_mercy

It was only a matter of time before it was only Patrick on my LJ. I had a full FOB one earlier, but I forgot to screenshot it (could probably dig it up and post it), and then I had a Jon McLaughlin one prior to this (should dig that up too).
Feat.: Luna
Code: passing_girl

I thought this was such a cute layout. Luna is probably my favorite character from Sailor Moon. Yes, she is a talking cat.
Dec. 31, 2008 - present
Feat.: Matt Nathanson
Code: refuted

My favorite current musical artist. It was only a matter of time before I used him in a layout. I love how simple it looks.

2009 - present
Feat.: Music Note
Code: milou_veronica
2008 - 2009
Feat.: Flowers
Code: kyoy

Mood Themes
2008 - present
Feat.: David Cook
Maker: Me

December 27, 2009 - present
Feat.: David Tennant
Maker: me
Summer 2009 - December 27, 2009
Feat.: Patrick Stump
Maker: me
January 31, 2009 - Summer 2009
Feat.: Kelly Clarkson
Maker: campmotha
2008 - January 31, 2009
Feat.: David Cook
Maker: dekolette

Newly Discovered Nothing yet.
Purchased/Received Funhouse - P!nk
Folie à Deux - Fall Out Boy
"Man in the Mirror" - Kris Allen
"Alone" - Allison Iraheta
Big Bad World - Plain White T's
All I Ever Wanted - Kelly Clarkson
America's Suitehearts - Remixed, Retouched, Rehabbed, and Retoxed - EP - Fall Out Boy
"Remember the Time" - Kris Allen
"To Make You Feel My Love" - Kris Allen
"So Small" - Matt Giraud
"How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)" - Kris Allen
"Ain't No Sunshine" - Kris Allen
"All She Wants to Do Is Dance" - Kris Allen
"I Can't Make You Love Me" - Allison Iraheta
"Falling Slowly" - Kris Allen
"She Works Hard for the Money" - Kris Allen
"The Way You Look Tonight" - Kris Allen
"Renegade" - Kris Allen & Danny Gokey
"Come Together" - Kris Allen
"Apologize" - Kris Allen
"Heartless" - Kris Allen
"What's Goin' On" - Kris Allen
"No Boundaries" - Kris Allen
"Permanent" Idol Charity Single - David Cook
Cradlesong - Rob Thomas
"Even If It Breaks Your Heart" - Will Hoge
"Be There" (Video) - Howie Day
"Run" - Benton Paul
"Alpha Dog" - Fall Out Boy
"According to You" - Orianthi
Believers Never Die - Fall Out Boy
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Bad - Michael Jackson
Battle Studies - John Mayer
The Circle - Bon Jovi
Kris Allen - Kris Allen
Play On - Carrie Underwood
Favorite Songs "(Coffee's for Closers)" - Fall Out Boy
"My Life Would Suck Without You" - Kelly Clarkson
"Sober" - Pink
"Man in the Mirror" - Kris Allen
"Man in the Mirror" - Michael Jackson
"That Girl" - Plain White T's
"Real World '09" - Rob Thomas
"According to You" - Orianthi
"Ready" - Kelly Clarkson
"Love Drunk" - Boys Like Girls
"Alpha Dog" - Fall Out Boy
"Wonderful" - Rob Thomas
"From Now on We Are Enemies" - Fall Out Boy
"It's My Life/Confessions Pt. II" - Glee Cast (Guys' Mash-up)
"Pop! Goes My Heart" - Pop (from Music and Lyrics)
Soundtrack January
01. "Unwritten" - Natasha Bedingfield
02. "Dance Your Life Away" - Jon McLaughlin


Theater 17 Again
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Julie & Julia
DVDs Watched January
What Happens In Vegas
Horton Hears A Who
Never Been Kissed
Legally Blonde

An Inconvenient Truth
Paris, je t'aime
High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Iron Man

...I couldn't keep up
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Mamma Mia!
Marley & Me
Confessions of a Shopaholic
He's Just Not That into You
New in Town
Garden State

Favorite Shows Desperate Housewives - Season Five
Grey's Anatomy - Season Five
American Idol - Season Eight
Life On Mars - Season One
Law & Order
Doctor Who
Big Bang Theory
Glee - Season One
Favorite Episodes Nothing yet.

Read Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
The Book of Learning and Forgetting by Frank Smith
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
Entertaining An Elephant by William McBride
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Love Letters
A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage by Mark Twain
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
To Read/Want to Read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Still Lovin' Bon Jovi Kelly Clarkson Fall Out Boy Matt Nathanson
New Glee
Doctor Who

Sadly, 2009 was a dry year for writing. I wish I could say I wrote more, but I can't. Meanwhile, school gave me a few things.

Why I Love Music
"Let Me Explain It Again" Completed June 6, 2009
"Sunflowers" Completed June 14, 2009
"Finding the Mitten on the West Coast" Completed June 16, 2009
Began my untitled project December 29, 2009

Memorable Pictures
Nothing yet.

Memorable Videos
Nothing yet.

Memorable Entries
I've had FOB stuck in my head all day, and that's what I get for listening on my way to work...
Because I've got nothing better to do...
Yes, I'm lame, what else is new...this is the last one...for a while, anyway...
American Idol 2009 Finale Picspam
I'm here, safe dear, fiction in your arms...

Memorable Comments
Nothing yet.

Memorable Moments/Accomplishments
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama is sworn into office.
January 2009 I passed my English subject area test.
May 2009 Kris Allen wins American Idol 2009.
August 2009 I made the decision and began to move GVA off of Geocities (still not saying what that is/was.
November 2, 2009 Rob Thomas Cradlesong Tour.

Memorable Quotes
"What do I know, at 29? I know that 'things' are what we seek, but 'love' is beneath that. If 'love' isn't the foundation- then 'things' will fall. For even if they stand- they mean nothing. I've had both- and if given a chance to choose...
Soberly- I choose love.
Humbly- I choose love.
Wisely- I choose love."
- P!nk
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
holly_hox_1985holly_hox_1985 on January 2nd, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
aw this is a cute idea!

and I like your new layout :)
Amandastreet_symphony on January 2nd, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
I thought so too. Now if I can remember to update it every so often, it'll be a nice little page, haha.

Thanks. :)
holly_hox_1985holly_hox_1985 on January 2nd, 2009 08:05 am (UTC)
I'd do it but I know damn well I wouldn't keep up with it, lol