Friday, January 27, 2012

I am so mad right now.

Like the title says, I am so mad right now.

My whole flipping country is going on strike because of taxes and stuff like that, so I might not be able to go on an overnight fieldtrip on Monday. And no, it's not just that the field trip is being canceled and the whole class can't go. It's that the trip is still going to be taken, but my parents probably won't let me go!

Let me tell you what's going on.

There are strikes here all the time. Now when I say all the time, I mean once a month. "Oh there might be some traffic because the public transportation is going on strike." "There might be (blah, blah, blah) because this union is going on strike." You get my point. Apparently THIS time, though, the whole country is going on strike. Blockades on the highway, violence, etc. The bus drivers for my school are even being asked to stay at a hotel near the school so that way they can bring all the students home like normal.

This trip has already been postponed once because it was too close to Christmas break, so I've been waiting a while. Now it might go on without me! ARGH!

Oh well, that's life. Full of disappointments. I know my parents are trying to keep me away from this mess for my own safety, but I've been looking forward to this trip for the whole year.

I just need to calm down and think about this rationally, but I AM SO FRUSTRATED WITH THE FLIPPING GOVERNMENTS!!!!

Why can't the unions just send letters to the governments and the two parties can discuss things rationally? Why do they have to be violent and selfish and disrupt my life, when I can't change a thing about their situation? Why are people so selfish and always want more and more and more money? Why do my parents love me so much that they want to protect me from selfish and violent people?

Please excuse my rant, I just had to let it out. I think I feel a little better now, so thanks for reading.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Webkinz Obsessions

I have become newly obsessed with Webkinz.

Remember how Webkinz was crazy-popular about 5 years ago, and everyone just HAD to have a Webkinz? My sister got one for her birthday, and my mom was like, "Great, ANOTHER stuffed animal." But she let us get on and see what it was, and my sister and I LOVED it! Adri and I shared her pink poodle (Ashley XD) for a couple of months, and then my other sister and I got Webkinz for Easter. I had up to 6 Webkinz on that account, and then I got bored with Webkinz, so I quit and my account expired. Then my friend bought me a Webkinz about a year later, and I re-discovered how epic Webkinz was. About 2 years ago I stopped playing on Webkinz. My littlest sister, Bella, wanted to get on Webkinz a few months ago, and we discovered that accounts stopped expiring after one year, and so we were really excited! Now I'm re-re-obsessed with Webkinz, and I LOVE playing it. Right now I'm completing challenges and decorating my backyard. XD

If anyone wants to add me, my username is eggbp98. I have a Lil'Kinz black bear and the Strawberry Cloud Leopard. I'd be happy to be friends with you all on Webkinz, if you still play.

Lena (eggbp98)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Welcome, McKenna!

Happy Friday, everyone!
Like a lot of people, I thought it was about time for me to severely criticize McKenna and her collection. ;)

 We'll start with McKenna herself. She's a cute doll (they all are), but I think she looks way too much like Elizabeth and Chrissa. AG really isn't creative enough anymore. There are so many girls out in the world that they could have modeled McKenna after, so many unused combinations! As for her outfit, The dress is kind of cute, but I think the colors are kind of drab for a little girl. The purple decal on the leggings bothers me, I don't know why. As for the shoes, they don't match at all! Couldn't AG have come up with something else? Maybe gray sneakers or something?
 Every year, it's the same problem with GOTY accessories: TOO MUCH PAPER!!! The water bottle, trail mix, money, and ID card are cute, but why would anyone bring their school work to gymnastics? And for another thing, I don't really know many people that wear a necklace while flipping around.
 This is pretty cute, I think. The t-shirt seems a little tacky to me, but a lot of t-shirts are in the real world. Plus, I just don't like the shorts. For one thing, I don't like velour, for another thing, the color seems like it doesn't work with the rest of the outfit. I absolutely adore the leotard and the sweater, which counts for something, I guess.
 I love this set because my sister was in gymnastics for several years, but $85 seems a litte pricy to me. Overall, cute set.
 Jammies are adorable. I'm not a big fan of AGs latest infatuation with sandal-slippers, though. the whole point of slippers is to keep your toes warm! O_o
 LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this bed!!! All the little accessories are extremely realistic and adorable. The only thing is, I don't know ANYONE that has a bright purple bed. The color is cute, but I think AG would have done better with white or a solid wood rather than purple plasic.
 This outfit is pretty cute, but there are several things wrong with it. A) the sleeves on the sweater are WAY too short. It really bothers me considering it's supposed to be long-sleeved. B) the lavender leggings don't match the outfit. If I piecing together this outfit, I would have went with black leggins. C) that brings us to the shoes. THEY DON'T MATCH EITHER! Black flats with a little dark purple bow or something would have been ADORABLE, but AG just HAD to be tacky with teal.
 Like Claire from Claire's Curiosity, I am a sucker for doll rainboots, especially polka dotted rain boots. The umbrella is also infinitely adorable. But whoever came up with the outrageous price of $34 should have their head stuffed in a hole and their milk money stolen. Max, this set is worth $20. I would pay $15.
 This doggie is adorable. Nuff said.
 This set is ALSO overpriced. The other cast set is cheaper and has more play value. The panda is cute, though.
The dress and clip are cute, but I'm not a huge fan of the shoes. Dolls can't stand up in heels!

So, that concludes my review of McKenna. What do you think about her? Feel free to comment and follow!

Love, Lena

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Years Eve

Happy New Year, everbody! Sorry this is three days late, but I had company yesterday and I was too tired to do anything but Webkinz on Sunday. :P

My family plans for New Years Eve wasn't that exciting. We played Monopoly for 4 hours eating Halloween candy until my youngest sister went broke and my mom won with $2,300 (she only counted her 500s and 100s). Then we had a "Just Dance 3" dance off on our Wii, and I won against every single one of my four family members. =)

Then I went on around 11:45 to see McKenna come online. Boy, was I disappointed. I forgot all about the 6 hour time difference from the States, so Kanani was still online! :(

How were your New Years Eve celebrations? Feel free to comment and follow!

Love, Lena