Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Day in the Life of a Teenage Girl

My thoughts today can be expressed in one simple letter which has been running through my head the past few hours:

Dear high school boys (especially one in particular),
I hate you.
Okay fine,
That’s a lie.
But I DO hate guys such as you who constantly send mixed signals. Do you like me? Or do you not? Because I’d rather not spend time awkwardly trying to read your mind. Then I may come across as a creep, or an Edward Cullen type. (Wait, those two are the same thing..)
The past few days, you seemed so obviously interested in me that you might as well have written it across the sky. Today, I wondered if I accidentally wore an invisibility cloak to school. Do I need to get a megaphone to make things clear? I like you. I LIKE you. I LIKKKKEEEEE you. If you couldn’t tell by my obvious flirting, then maybe you need to go get some things checked out. Such as your brain. It could NOT have been more obvious. In fact, I can guarantee you were flirting back just yesterday.
So tell me, what happened? Did a switch go off in your brain? Did I suddenly grow two heads? Are you bipolar? Did I smell badly? I’d truthfully like to know. I do not like feeling this insecure. Normally, I am a pretty confident type. Yet you have turned me into mush. In your hands, you have the power to make my life much less embarrassing if you would only be clear. Do you like me? Or do you not?
I’m not asking if you want to marry me. I’m not asking if you want to be my boyfriend. I’m not even asking you out. I am just asking you to be clear. Because frankly, I am losing my mind.
The fact you didn’t seem to notice me today may as well have been the apocalypse in my own tiny world. As petty as it is, I am a teenager. Small things seem like catastrophes to me. I can be selfish, stupid, immature, and downright idiotic.
But only occasionally!
Usually I think I’m pretty cool. It would seem you agreed just yesterday.
Which brings us back to the original question. Do you like me? Or do you not?
                                                Sincerely, high school girls (especially one in particular)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

How to Cure the Sunday Night Blues

I’ve come to realize that Sunday nights, no matter how much homework I have, or don’t have for that matter, are stressful. It’s simply a fact. No matter my existing stress prior to nightfall, once seven o’clock rolls around, I hit stress-mania. The ridiculous thing is, even when I have absolutely no homework and nothing to do, that “Sunday Night feeling” still comes. It’s inevitable. Trying to start homework only makes it worse. As my remaining weekend hours dwindle, my mind goes into panic mode and my homework seems even more daunting. Truly, it is a vicious cycle. And because of that, I say it needs to be stopped. Or at least, there needs to be something to curb its horrendous consequences.
Luckily, I have just the thing.
Since today was Mother’s day, I wanted to make my mom something special for it. Plus, I’m all into baking recently. So, I decided to try making an ice cream cake, which has always seemed like an extremely cool thing to do, as intimidating as it sounded to me. Yesterday I spent around four hours preparing it (well, a lot of the time I was just waiting for it to freeze up, so maybe only an hour and a half of actual working), and thankfully it turned out well. Actually, who am I kidding? It turned out delicious, if I do say so myself! And it’s just the type of treat that can combat the Sunday night blues wonderfully. Mmmm, no more stress for me!

If you’re wondering HOW I made it, I used a combination of the Strawberry Ice Cream Cake recipe from and my own ideas (since I wanted mine to be cookies and cream). I used regular old cookies and cream ice cream from the store, and then made a cookie crumb crust with oreos and melted butter, plus the frosting and cake from the recipe link. Though it definitely took some patience and effort, it was so worth it!