Samantha's Journal

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My loverly Weekend

I just realized I didn't post about my weekend! oops!

This weekend I had a blast! Friday night I went to the scrimmage with Lauren and Nick. We met up with Jess, RJ, FreakShow, Billy, Aubrey, and others I didn't know. The game ended because someone got injured, so RJ took Lauren, Jess, and me to Lauren's house. We got bored, so RJ took us to eat. He needed gas first, so we went on a scavenger hunt to find a place that would cash his check. We went to Winn Dixie, Food World, and finally Wal Mart. We ate at Wendy's and then were headed out the door to Shawn's house, when Shawn and James came in! So we then finally made it to Lauren's, where we stayed outside being stupid until about 2 a.m. Then Jess and I stayed the night at her house.

Saturday we got up and RJ dropped us off at the Plantation House to eat, YUM! After that, we called AJ to give us a ride home. And we were stuck waiting for about a half hour! We made him late for EnFuego, OOPS!! When we got to Lauren's house, we got ready to go to the stables to see her horses. Kyle wanted to come, but he was too late, so he just came to her house, and we laughed at Jess and Lauren trying to play DDR.RJ then came over around 8, and we went to his dad's house to watch his dad's band practice. They are REALLY REALLY GOOD!!! Afterwards, we rode fourwheelers until about 10. Wow, RJ is scary on those things! He said he couldn't hear after I screamed so loud in his ear. Tehe ;) He finally took me home at 10:30, and I was thankful to be able to take a shower and go to bed!

Sunday, I had another hectic day at work. That's okay though, cuz I had fun!!! It's great to be able to be a teenage sometimes, don't you agree???

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Dreams of a masked young man

As most know, I have strange dreams a lot. Some include my wedding, and I never see the face of the one I marry, or the wedding never happens. I got in a creative mood today, and wrote a poem about it. It's not that good, but tell me what you think

I've been having strange dreams
Dreams of a masked-young man
He rides up on a big white horse
And always asks for my hand
I kindly smile and say no
For I'm too young to wed
He says he'll wait til the day
That I will say yes instead
I ask to see his face
The face I so long to see
He says 'I'm sorry, Miss It's not time,'
'To reveal who I am to thee'
I ask 'why did you come tonight
If I can't know who you are?'
He says 'Wait and find out
And I'll ride up again, from afar'

Sunday, August 20, 2006

My first day at work

Today I started my Sunday job waitressing at The Plantation House and Gardens. I had so much fun! Here's how my day went

I get there, and they give me all my stuff: shirt, apron, pen and ticket book, and straws. I then begin sweeping and filling coffee pots, because I was in charge of the coffee area. Basically that means if I see the coffee running low, I make more. We opened soon after that, and from 10:30-2:30 I was running around cleaning tables, refilling drinks, asking how everything was going, taking dirty dishes, etc. After that, I FINALLY got a lunch break, and they give the workers a free meal. I didn't eat, because I was too tired! Soon after that, we started closing, and it took two hours for us to clean and prepare forks and knifes in napkins for tomorrow. I made 15 dollars in tips, and 18 for regular pay, which i think is good for one day's work! My friend Jessica works there as the only other waitress, and Tree (nickname) was a hostess, and Matt and Amber cleaned dishes. They were all nice and around my age, which is refreshing to me! I got a blister and red hands from ringing out a rag over fifty times today, and no i'm not kidding, it was over fifty! hehe If you want to make a little extra money, the Plantation House and Gardens is the place. They are short in workers right now, and they hired me right away. Just ask me for directions, and I'll help you get an application. After work, Jessica and I were escorted to the movie theater by A.J. After the movie, we went to Steak and Shake, only I didn't have money left, so A.J. offered to buy me something. I only got water, for I hate having people spend money on me! Turned out the water was free. hehe Now I'm home and tired, but I had so much fun at work. I might even quit my other job,who knows. anyways i gotta run now. bye!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I got news!!! I got a job!!! I'm so excited! I went in to the Plantation House, very nervous i might add, and gave my application over to a waitress, who took it to a cook, who took it to the owner. The owner came out and spoke to me, and asked when i could work, and I told her weekends, so she said I can work every Sunday from 10:30 to 3:30!! She didn't even know my name, or look at my application. But I get to work with my friend Jessica, which will be fun, and my mom said most young actresses start out as waitresses. hehe. The other day, I was bored, so I googled myself. I came up with another Samantha Brooks,who's an actress. She played in some Disney show. Her biography says she majored in Bachelor of Science of Fine Arts, which is what i'll be taking! Is that strange or what? well I just felt like posting, with nothing at all to talk about, so I better go. bye!

Friday, August 11, 2006

'Perfectly Chocolate' Chocolate Cake!!

The recipe I told you about in my last post is here! It's from Hershey's and it's very very sweet!

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups self rising flour
3/4 cups coacoa
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Mix with beater, and cook in greased pan for 30-35 minutes.

for the icing::
1 stick butter
2/3 cups coacoa
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cups milk
mix with beater until it thickens

Let me know if you try it!

p.s. i got my hair cut! it's short now, and feels weird, for i haven't had it short in about 5 years. hehe well i best be going bye!

Another Rainy Day...

Thank Goodness it's raining! hehe. That was random, but that's okay.

This week has been fairly busy, but I like it that way! Saturday, Abbie and her friend Patrick came over to watch The Pink Panther. As always, the movie didn't get watched, for we talked to whole time. We even started it over twice, to try to watch it, but we failed.
The rest of my week was filled with regular chores and reading. Thursday I had band, and Bekah and Jesse came over first so we could make shirts to wear to the Battle of the Bands tomorrow.
Yesterday i made a yummy chocolate cake! I'll write the recipe when I get home, seeing as how i'm at work right now. I better go! bye!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

What's Been Happening Lately

The summer is ending, and it's time to get back into a routine. You know what that means, school and studying added onto the long list of stuff i have to do. I don't mind, because when I have nothing to do, I'm really bored and wish I have my list back! hehe. Let's see. This year for school I might be taking Accounting, Consumer Math, History, English, Science, Foundations For Living, Bible, and Home Ec. On top of that, I'm taking band classes and hopefully a homeschool drama club. Is anyone else joinin it this year? It'd be nice to know more people joining! If you want information, just ask! Also, I may be taking on a second job for the weekend, waitressing, with one of my friends. The reason I'm taking the second job is due to the fact that when I turn 16, my insurance will probably go up a lot, so I need to save money! lol

I'm making a few goals this year for school. One, help out more around the house, which I do, but I could do more. Two, no more procrastinating, which is my BIGGEST bad habit! Three, make nice with those I've argued with; recently I got into a big fight with a friend, and things have been weird, but now I don't want anymore argueing, with anyone! Four, grow closer to God, which is actually number one, but these aren't in order of importance.

Today was the first day of band. I moved up to Advanced, and was kind of nervous to be playing with them. I think that was mainly because I'm the only 'new' one there for my instrument. I felt a little intimidated at first, not knowing a couple scales, and one song, but quickly got over that!

Well, I think I've bored you enough, time for bed now!

Oh, i almost forgot; does anyone have a good recipe for a homemade cake? I was thinking of a chocolate mocha cake, but I can't find a recipe that fits my picky style. lol