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April 29, 2013

I Hope

I hope you never miss me
I hope you never return my calls
I hope you never write me back

And when I die
And my parents invite you to the funeral,
I hope you remember
How cruel you were
To the girl who did nothing
But hope you were happy

December 4, 2012

Have Some Christmas Cheer!

September 11, 2012

Never Forget

Eleven years later, and that day is still as vivid as ever.

I remember seeing cars stop in the middle of the street on my way to school. People getting out of their cars to talk to neighbors about what they’d seen on the news. My tiny elementary school was quiet and dark, with kids crowded around small TV carts in every room. I watched my teachers cry and gasp. I thought we were watching a movie. I was too little to understand and the adults at my school just didn’t have the heart to explain it to me.

I remember going home early from school. My mom hugged me tight, as if I was going to float away if she didn’t grab on. My family huddled silently around the television, watching the same footage playing over and over again on an endless loop.

I was trying to piece everything together. The panicked voices of the newspeople. The smoke. The planes. I was a smart kid, and I figured it out on my own. But I didn’t want to believe it. It was all too horrible for a little nine-year-old girl to process. I cried without stopping and no amount of hugs and kisses from my parents could make it better. What made it worse was how scared my parents looked. They looked as helpless as I did. I was convinced that the world was going to end.

But it didn’t.

In the days that followed, I watched news stories of brave men and women, sacrificing everything to help one another. In a time of hopelessness and tragedy, ordinary people turned into superheroes before our eyes. Even as a child, I was so proud of my country. I was so proud of the people who thought of others before themselves. I thought to myself, so this is what America is like. I’d read about acts of courage and selflessness in history books and fairy tales. But, up until then, I thought they were all but extinct. I didn’t know people could still be so brave.

The world almost ended eleven years ago. So many people were lost. So much damage was done. And the whole world looked down at us like mourners at a funeral. For a moment, even we thought this country was beyond repair. Recovery seemed impossible, unthinkable.

But, even when we were faced with insurmountable odds, we fought to get back up. We were not about to accept defeat. Any doubt we had was cast aside and an incredible patriotism and love for this country emerged out of every single American. We stood together to honor the fallen and we made sure that their deaths were not in vain.

We can never forget what happened that day. It was a day that tested us and shaped us. And we’re stronger now. We’re united, under one flag, with a common goal: to preserve the American Dream for our children and our grandchildren. And no one can take that away from us.

August 25, 2011

My Beautiful People List

I love beautiful people. They make the interwebs amazing. Here is a list of almost all the people I find completely beautiful (in no particular order).

  1. Naya Rivera
  2. Andy Whitfield
  3. Chris Pine
  4. Heather Morris
  5. Ryan Reynolds
  6. Emma Stone
  7. Darren Criss
  8. Timothy Olyphant
  9. Mila Kunis
  10. Adriana Lima
  11. Gisele Bündchen
  12. Lindsay Lohan
  13. Rupert Grint
  14. Camilla Belle
  15. Kelli Hutcherson
  16. Sam Worthington
  17. Blake Lively
  18. Lyndsy Fonseca
  19. Chris Colfer
  20. Natalie Portman
  21. Kate Winslet
  22. Jake Gyllenhaal
  23. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  24. Rachelle Leah
  25. Gabrielle Union
  26. Mark Wahlberg
  27. Nicki Minaj
  28. Scarlett Johansson
  29. Mark Salling
  30. Olivia Wilde
  31. Laura Vandervoort
  32. Christina Aguilera
  33. Justin Timberlake
  34. Ciara
  35. Rosie Whiteley
  36. Sofia Vergara
  37. Hugh Laurie
  38. Dianna Agron
  39. Sarah Shahi
  40. James Franco
  41. Britney Spears
  42. Robert Downey, Jr.
  43. Brittany Snow
  44. Rihanna
  45. Matt Cohen
  46. Cobie Smulders
  47. Katie Cassidy
  48. Leonardo DiCaprio
  49. Rachel McAdams
  50. Johnny Depp
  51. Edward Norton
  52. Matt Damon
  53. Brad Pitt
  54. Michael Weatherly
  55. Anna Paquin
  56. James Mcavoy
  57. Bradley Cooper
  58. Yvonne Strahovski
  59. Chris Evans
  60. Michael C. Hall
  61. Ellen Page
  62. Hayden Christensen
  63. Jessica Stam
  64. Emma Watson
  65. Zac Efron
  66. Shia Lebeouf
  67. Adam Brody
  68. Paul Rudd
  69. Angelina Jolie
  70. Cory Monteith
  71. Eliza Dushku
  72. Chace Crawford
  73. Channing Tatum
  74. Genevieve Padalecki
  75. Joshua Jackson
  76. Alex O’Loughlin
  77. Andrew-Lee Potts
  78. Evan Rachel Wood
  79. Ewan McGregor
  80. David Tennant
  81. Chord Overstreet
  82. Eva Mendes
  83. Kaley Cuoco
  84. Josh Hartnett
  85. Alecia “Pink” Moore
  86. Alicia “Keys” Cook
  87. Kate Hudson
  88. Keira Knightley
  89. Justin Long
  90. Chris Brown
  91. Stefani J.A. Germanotta
  92. Kate Moss
  93. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles
  94. Selena Gomez
  95. Anne Hathaway
  96. Jennifer Aniston
  97. Matt Bomer
  98. Ashley Greene
  99. Elijah Wood
  100. Dakota Fanning
  101. Daniel Radcliffe
  102. Mandy Moore
  103. Jude Law
  104. Amanda Seyfried
  105. Kate Beckinsale
  106. Demi Lovato
  107. Zooey Deschanel
  108. Amy Adams
  109. Amanda Bynes
  110. Hailee Steinfeld
  111. Anna Kendrick
  112. Zoe Saldana
  113. Summer Glau
  114. Ayumi Hamasaki
  115. Kristen Bell
  116. Katee Sackhoff
  117. Francia Raisa
  118. Minka Kelly
  119. Katerina Graham
  120. Heath Ledger
  121. Jessica Alba
  122. Freddie Stroma
  123. Tom Felton
  124. Amber Heard
  125. James Marsden
  126. Tyra Banks
  127. Matthew MacFayden
  128. Talulah Riley
  129. Helena Bonham Carter
  130. Penn Badgley
  131. Michael Fassbender
  132. Evangeline Lilly
  133. Candice Swanepoel
  134. Alessandra Ambrosio