April 23, 2014

I have an explanation!

My lovely, lovely readers,
I sincerely apologize for not posting a real post in... how long has it been now???... nearly two months? Wow, I am a horrible blogger. But.... I'M BACK!


Actually, I do have a reason for my prolonged absence, and to me, it's a valid one. Right after February 24, on the last days of February, I had my first robotics competition, and that's when I took my break from blogging. Just last weekend, my team had our last competition which explains my return.

Now, don't get me wrong. I didn't intend to leave you guys without warning, it just sort of happened as I got busier and busier with robotics and making up homework. So once again, you have my deepest regrets.
Let me give you a few drama-free updates on my life since you haven't heard from me in what seems like decades!

Let's get started!

As I said, about sixish weeks ago, I had my first robotics competition that was about four hours away from my house, and since it was week one (the first week of competitions around the world), everyone was expected to play horribly while getting used to the game/working with alliance partners. Well, by some miracle, we actually won! For the first time in nine years.... our team won a competition. Woowoo! After this competition, we had almost enough points to qualify for the state competition already.


Then about two weeks after that, we drove eight hours up to our next competition. Actually, that was an interesting situation. Since it was such a long drive, my team left on a Thursday so they could get there by Friday when the competition started, but I didn't go with them because I had tickets to watch a singing group at my school for the next day (Friday). For a while, it looked like I was going to have to skip that competition, but we found out that someone on the team's dad was going to drive up for the day on Saturday and make it a "day trip." So, after I got home from the show, I got about two hours of sleep before we left at 1:00am. We got there just in time for competitions to resume again on Saturday morning. I'm sure you're all wondering how we did at that competition! Well, I'm please to inform you that we were first seed (which has never happened before) that we also took home first place at that competition. Yay us! Haha. After this, we officially qualified for state!


Then came the short three week break. In that time, I mostly caught up for all the school days that I missed and got reconnected with friends at school. Finally came time for our home competition at a local college. Because they're not meant to last forever, our robot broke at this competition after another robot high speed rammed us :( But.... we still took home a second place medal at that competition.

Just this past weekend, we attended the state competition which is the hardest competition in the world by the way. Our robot played AMAZINGLY but every single one of our alliance partners stunk. Yes, we were ranked 52 out of 64. Every team at the competition knew what we were capable of though, so it was ok. We were part of the fifth seeded alliance in elimination rounds there which was good.
We made it to the semifinals at state. I'm sorry if you don't think that's good, but we've never even been picked to play in elims at state before, so I'm really proud.

Ohhhhh! And, my brother asked a girl from another team to go to prom with him at state! She's from an hour and half away from where I live, but awwwww cute :)


Speaking of my brother, it's his birthday today and we're going out to eat soon!
Comment "OH MY WORD I CANT BELIEVE THAT!" if you're still reading this ;)



What's next, you say?

We qualified for worlds. Yes, you heard right. My team qualified for Worlds! Wow. That sounds amazing to say. Sadly (to my dismay) we, as a team, decided not to go for various reasons such as prom is the same weekend and my team's head mentors have a daughter graduating from college this weekend. Also, it would cost us over $12,000 to go. That's a lot. The world competition is this week, I think it actually starts tomorrow and another team from our city qualified, so I'll be rooting for them instead.

So that's the drama-free version of my past two months, maybe I'll post the drama-filled version later if you guys want me to. I've had a pretty interesting time lately with friends/teammates.

Anyway, I'll try to post more quality stuff from now on. I'm terribly sorry for leaving you guys hanging here for the past while!
Oh, man, have I missed you guys!
Hugs,
July

April 17, 2014

This or That Tag




 http://lollovelife.blogspot.com
/2013/11/this-or-that-beauty-tag.html
Oy! I have not blogged in forever and I'm so sorry about that. I've been busy! Can you hear me belting the tune "For the First Time in Forever" right now? My family sure can.

There will be an explanation post up in the next few days (hopefully).
Anyway, in my absence, I'd been tagged twice for two different tags so I'm going to get started on the first one! I feel so popular ;) 

Thanks to the lovely Amy-Anne over at The Blog Hermit, I've been tagged to answer several "this or that" style questions. Please go and stalk her blog. Make sure to leave comments and tell her that I sent you!
Here goes nothing!


The rules; 
1. Answer the questions given to you
2. Give the people you nominate the same questions
3. Nominate three people 

4. Let the amazing three know that they've been tagged 

So here we go!

 Hair up or down?
For me, it depends on the occasion! If I'm heading off to a party, I would prefer it done up in a fancy do. For just going to school or chilling at home, down suits me more because it's quite easy in the mornings to just run a brush through it. 

 Dessert or fruit?
Hmm, this is hard. I'm going to have to cheat and say a fruity desert such as a pie, or chocolate covered strawberries. I love both!

 Dress or shirt and sweatpants?
Those who know me in real life know that I am the worst when it comes to fashion, so this is not a difficult choice at all. Sweatpants all the way!

 One Direction or Jonas Brothers?
ONE DIRECTION! I am going to their concert this summer after all! Either way, I never understood the Jonas Brothers craze. 

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 Radio or iPod?
iPod because commercial and advertisement breaks on the radio drive me crazy

Sleepover at your house or at a friend's house?
I don't really like sleepovers in general... Not in mine or at other's houses.

Cookies or apples?
Can I go with apples with carmel? ;)

Playing cards or painting?
I can't paint. It can be extremely fun, but I always seem to end up unhappy at the result. So... playing cards it is.  

In a board game, would you rather be a green or a white piece?

Green! White is just too boring. 


And now it says I must tag three people, so I nominate:

Hilda of Hilda
Raven of Raven Dewitt
and 
Audrey of Writing Audrey

Congrats to you guys and enjoy! I'll be back up to my normal (posting) self soon :)
-July

April 01, 2014

Tubesday: I need some help!

Happy Tubesday. 
This is absolutely adorable! The little boy is the sweetest thing ever and the end of this is a really cute kind of funny. I wonder if this is real or not? I hope it is. 
Mischeif Managed, 
July