Thursday, September 24, 2009
ps-things are so fantastic right now... we will see!
Posted by Maddie M. at 6:55 PM
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Posted by Maddie M. at 5:55 PM
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Must go study now... xoxo,
ps-homecoming was the most amazing night... thank you to my amazing friends. i love you all so so so very much, it makes my heart happy. :) good week. xo
Posted by Maddie M. at 9:21 PM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
image from LIFE Magazine, found here.
The Homecoming Dance – usually the culminating event of the week (for high schools) – is a formal or informal event, either at the school or an off-campus location. The venue is decorated, and either a disc jockey or band is hired to play music. In many ways, it is a fall prom. Homecoming dances could be informal as well just like standard school dances. At high schools, the homecoming dances are sometimes held in the high school gymnasium.
At high school, some teens attend the dance with dates and some attend in groups. Going to homecoming with friends is a relatively new trend.
Ultimately, Homecoming is the kick-off of Fall Sports and a celebration consisting of a parade through the town, a football game or other sporting event, & the Homecoming Dance, which is like a ball, I suppose. Its a blast! All of the different clubs & school groups get their own floats in the parade, & I get to ride on the Art Honors float tomorrow afternoon, after our Pep Assembly. We've had a Spirit Week all week long, in which we have a theme each day that we dress up to! All of this to build excitement for the football game! & On Saturday I'll be getting all dolled up for the Homecoming Dance, which is the entire purpose of this post. Now, about the dance...
**When taking pictures, think of something new. Sure, classic Kodak moments of awkward couples are priceless, no doubt, but what about making it into an extravagent photoshoot? Surely one of your friends is an aspiring photographer? Or set the self timer & go nuts! Even better--find a photobooth somewhere. I am obsessed with these.
**Go with a big group of friends, or better yet, go single! Going single is so underrated, you get to dance with whomever you'd like & party the night away! (But this year I have a date, which is just as fun!)
**Make fun plans afterwards, depending on how late you plan on partying. Unfortunately, this year I have lots of stuff happening on Sunday, so I won't be able to do this, but sleepovers are the best. Plan on going out for coffee & icecream after, going dancing, or even thrifting! For some reason bowling came to mind; who knows? You're already all dolled up, why waste that on one event?!
**DANCE! I used to be the one in the corner socializing with the punch bowl, but after a recent party experience, I am a huge dance advocate. Seriously, its a blast. We spent the whole night dancing away, not a care in the world, & it was epic. Epic. Go for it; Just feel the music! If you worry too much about what you look like, you won't have any fun.
**“Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like its heaven on earth.” -Mark Twain. This quote reminds me of Ellen DeGeneres.
Posted by Maddie M. at 5:40 PM
Monday, September 7, 2009
once lush green leaves now crunching orange beneath your buckled boots... the feeling of pretty lace dresses against cold skin on the eve of homecoming, warm coffee cups in glove-encased fingertips, sketching with friends after school.
the feeling that comes this time of year, of pumpkins, hot cocoa, scarves, cider, wishing for christmas kisses. the anticipation of winter.late night writing and talks with best friends till the early hours of morning, laptops lighting up an otherwise sleeping room.
holes in cardigans worn to the bone, shivers in math class, counting the seconds until school is released each day. staring at boys & wishing to share their sweaters. running to the nearest coffeeshop with giggling girls each day.
so few things you would change, if only you could...
i love it all.
ps-i have amazing friends. i love you all. friday was amazing.
Posted by Maddie M. at 12:34 AM
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Stories about my fabulous weekend are coming soon!
ps-my good friend Gabe is going to Homecoming with me! You're the best :)
Posted by Maddie M. at 9:14 PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
To all you girls—it is okay. We all know how it feels, to laugh, giggle, dream, & become unable to remove his face from your thoughts; how suddenly every love song on the radio feels like its being sung for you. We know how it feels to lay on your bedroom floor with tear-soaked eyes, angry, heartbroken, & rejected. But do not fret, for you are beautiful. You, whether or not you it may occur to you, are so beautiful & talented, it takes my breath away. You are precious. Get up, look in the mirror, & realize how gorgeous you are, blemishes and all. He may seem like everything, but he is just a boy. You are fabulous, & no one deserves to step on your heart. Just remember that. Now go get ‘em, darling—shoot for the stars.
But one day I'll get up the courage as you pass by You'll see
Oh baby, one look just might save me
I need you to slow by the corner, stop right in front of me
…How do I know why the sight of you makes me weak
Each time I see you turn on to my street.”
-Vegetable Car by Joshua Radin.
Posted by Maddie M. at 7:38 PM