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4/22/06 02:07 pm - jabberwocky16 - near drowning occurs, compact jumps impossible

So I'm re-certified! Hoorah!

when i came home, i smelled like summer. For those of you who've forgotten what summer smells like, it smells like chlorine, McDonalds, and my steering-wheel cover. hahaha okay well maybe that's just for me. The only thing missing was the vanilla pipe from that old man in his speedo.

but yeah, afterwards, i was starving because that was the most physical activity i'd done in a WHILE. So i got McDonalds. Oh how healthy i am!

it wasn't so bad, except for the fact that i nearly drowned while trying to save my partner. He was about my height, but ripped as all heck-- he was one of the most dense people (weight-wise) i've EVER met. He had absolutely no trouble saving me, but when i had to save him, even with the normal active/passive drowning, i nearly died. I put him over the tube, and spent about thirty seconds kicking with all my might and NOT MOVING AN INCH. I was NOT HAPPY. Why did I have to save the incredibly heavy guy who looked like he only weighed ten pounds? he had to keep helping me when the instructor guy wasnt looking, because it was QUITE obvious that i was going to DIE.

on the upside, he couldn't swim the 500 with out dying himself, so that equalized the playing field.

It never ceases to amaze me how many lifeguards can't swim. Anyone else have low tolerance for that?

not to mention the instructor was a NAZI about compact jumps. fucking compact jumps... THEY ARE USELESS. Stride jumps have a purpose. Compact jumps are IMPOSSIBLE, and pointless. Anyway we dont use ANY of the lifeguarding things at Woodlin so what does it even matter. the only thing they really should teach us in re-certs is like, "Rule #1: Don't piss off Joann. Rule #2: Don't piss off Bill. Rule #3: Always wait till you're on duty to eat from the snack bar."

The lifeguarding books have an unhelpful solution for every problem, that always seems to include "Keep the victim comfortable." But the one thing that it DOESN'T tell you is what to do if your OCD starts acting up during the written lifeguarding exam because you're using a pen, and those damn circles are FAR too big to fill all the way in correctly with a pen. Seriously it took me FOREVER to finish my exam, because I kept freaking out if there were white spots in my circles, or they weren't evenly black. i like... couldn't move on to the next one until my circles were shiny. and those circles are BIG.

NOT TO MENTION... the kid sitting next to me, who ended up being my impossible-to-save partner of DEATH wasn't even FILLING IN HIS CIRCLES. he was putting big "x"s in them. not even BIG "x"s. just little, one lined "x"s. IT KILLED ME.

rant over!



4/21/06 10:43 am - jabberwocky16 - RECERTS HERE I COME!

I have two days of lifeguarding recerts starting today.

I took my bathing suits out of the drawer to pack them to bring home with me.

They smell like summer.

That's mostly because I haven't worn them since August-- do you believe we have a pool here that I have never been in? Maybe in the last two weeks, I'll go down there to de-stress on study breaks.

It's almost Memorial Day! There's a little more than a month until we'll all be together again! I miss you all more than words can say. College has been great, but nothing is ever as great as Woodlin. Besides, my skin misses the sun! Soooo sick of being pasty pasty pasty!

love all! hang in there for like... 30-some-odd more days!

... did i mention that Malorie called me three days ago? *sigh* If we all pray hard enough, maybe she won't be coming back to Woodlin to make our peaceful lives hell.

4/14/06 09:38 pm - brrrrrian_craig

Hello <3

2/23/06 11:31 pm - jabberwocky16 - ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE!

So she said what's the problem baby
What's the problem I don't know
Well maybe I'm in love (LOVE!)
Think about it every time
I think about it
Can't stop thinking 'bout it

How much longer will it take to cure this?
Just to cure it cause I can't ignore it if it's love (LOVE!)
Makes me wanna turn around and face me but I don't know nothing 'bout love

Come on, come on
Turn a little faster
Come on, come on
The world will follow after
Come on, come on
Cause everybody's after love

So I said I'm a snowball running
Running down into the spring that's coming all this love
Melting under blue skies
Belting out
Sunlight shimmering love

Well baby I surrender
To the strawberry ice cream
Never ever end of all this love
Well I didn't mean to do it
But there's no escaping your love

These lines of lightning
Mean we're never alone,
Never alone, no, no

Come on, Come on
Move a little closer
Come on, Come on
I want to hear you whisper
Come on, Come on
Settle down inside my love

Come on, come on
Jump a little higher
Come on, come on
If you feel a little lighter
Come on, come on
We were once upon a time in loooooove

We're accidentally in love
Accidentally in love
Accidentally in love
Accidentally in love
Accidentally in love
Accidentally in love
Accidentally in love
Accidentally in love


I'm in Love, I'm in Love,
I'm in Love, I'm in Love,
I'm in Love, I'm in Love,

I'm in Love, I'm in Love,
I'm in Love, I'm in Love,
I'm in Love, I'm in Love,

Come on, come on
Spin a little tighter
Come on, come on
And the world's a little brighter
Come on, come on
Just get yourself inside my loooooooove

...I'm in love

I just listened to that song like 6 times in a row, and missed you guys. That, and "Don't Lie" by Black Eyed Peas. Chelsea-- next time you get all Woodliney, post it in the community!!!! I missed posting in the community. So yeah, everyone go back up to the top of those lyrics, and SING THEM. You know you wanna. <3 ViVa

P.S. Mallorie still calls me, at least twice a month.

12/5/05 04:15 am - jabberwocky16 - P.S.!!!

Two more random things that i'm not sure i told you all:

the first is kinda blah: Mallory Kneasal STILL CALLS ME! I haven't picked up her calls since AUGUST, and she still calls me at least once a week. In the middle of October, i was on my way to the mall in a cab, and she actually called me 15 times in 5 minutes. Thats NOT an exaggeration; i counted! She only called that many times because after the first two times, my friend Zach took my phone and picked up by accident, because he didnt know how my phone worked. So, encouraged by that, she kept calling. She doesn't call as often now though. HOWEVER, on THANKSGIVING, my home phone rings, and i walk away from the TV and not really paying attention to the caller ID, I pick up the phone. The second before i could say "hello," it registered in my brain that the caller ID said 'Kneasal'... and i held the phone next to my ear with my mouth hanging half open for a few seconds and then just hung up. She's only called like three times since then.


EMILY AND I MADE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *DIES OF HAPPINESS* We were at the BG play the first weekend of November, and we were being polite to each other... Emily was like ..."i'm failing two classes!" and i was like "no you're noooot." and she was like, "no im really not." and i was like... "omg, yes you ARE, aren't you!" and then i looked at her for a second and said "OMG, I can't believe i didn't speak to you for half of senior year!!!!!" and we hugged, like REAL hugs, and she had little bits of tears in her eyes (as did i) when she said, "Funny how going away makes you think about things like that..." and then we hugged again and i think my entire life was complete. *BIGGEST SMILE EVER* a few days later she friended me on facebook. And i even talked to Adam, and he said, "So i heard you and Emily made up..." and i was like YAYYYYY OMG SHE SAID THAT, THAT MEANS WE'RE REALLY FRIENDS AGAIN! *DANCES AROUND*

so now we'll all REALLY be TOGETHER again this summer! love to you all!

12/5/05 03:40 am - jabberwocky16 - EVERYTHING MEANS NOTHING if I ain't got YOU

I hope you all see this when it comes up on your friends pages! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA VIVAWOODLIN!

you know, i never realized how true our Woodlin song is... I've got everything i thought i wanted, but I miss you all, and I'm completely unsatisfied here in college-land. You guys are the best thing that ever happened to me. i love you all!

before i get to the random pieces of this entry, let me just say that i know it's winter and it's QUITE far away from Memorial day... but we'll all be together soon enough, and REMEMBER, as long as we have Woodlin, we have something to live for, and something to look forward to. I forget that a lot, and think that there's nothing good left in the world, but today some things happened to remind me of Woodlin, and i realized that all hope is not lost. Maybe it's a little childish of me to be holding on to Woodlin so tightly- I mean, i AM in college now... but right now is when we need it the most, and i think i'm speaking directly to those of you who are freshmen in college... i think we're all having equal trouble adjusting-- i know i'm doing QUITE miserably... (thats an understatement)... but anyway the point is that no matter how bad your year is, you WILL have us to come back to in the summer, and we'll all be tanned and beautiful and HAPPY together soon enough... so hold on until then.


I MISS YOU ALL LIKE YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE. And you'll NEVER GUESS what happened today. My phone rings at like 12:45pm and i pick it up, and its ANDREW ROBISON. LOLOLOLOLOL!!! He was like... "can i speak to kristin?" and i was still half asleep so i was like... "uhnhnnn this is her" and he was saying something i had NO clue about... and i was like WHO IS THIS? and he was like.."Andrew Robison" and i go "OMG ANDREW ROBISON, HOW ARE YOU!?!?!?!" and he said, "good...?" and then went on about something... and i was like WHAT? ... anyway it took us like a whole minute to realize that he'd somehow gotten my number and called the wrong Kristin!!!! And so i was liike... "TELL LEAH I MISS HER AND I SAID HI!!! AND TELL ISAAC THAT I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HE HAD FOR BREAKFAST!!!!!!!! See you later... i mean... in the summer!" *click* ... zzzZZZzzzz *falls back to sleep*


I've had a really bad weekend... and so a little while ago i remembered that hey... i have a livejournal... what a funny little thing... so i went to our woodlin community ("TO THE COMMMUNITY!") and looked through all the pictures of the summer that Heather has on her webshots, and nearly cried because i miss you all so much! and i could NOT believe how beautiful and HAPPY and thin i was over the summer in that picture where i'm dancing with John! the summer always makes me the best possible version of myself in all ways... i can't wait till memorial day. and THEN i went back through some of the community entries and like DIED LAUGHING... especially at "and there squat a monkey" and "christian rohr! and by that i mean alex loy!!" .... LOL! i love you all, beyond words, and we ARE SEEING EACH OTHER OVER CHRISTMAS BREAK, or dying trying! got that? good!

much love to you all, hang in there!

8/21/05 10:57 pm - hhf3

I have pictures of the sleepover talent show and of the employee dinner up here, along with banquet pics: http://community.webshots.com/user/greencard559_2

8/17/05 02:08 pm - hhf3

I had to clean out my locker today.


It's gonna suck when I have to sit around in Cleveland in the oppresive heat and you guys are at the pool!!!!!

8/10/05 03:32 pm - hhf3 - Meet another Olympian!!

Remember how George came last summer? Well this year, Dan Ketchum is coming tomorrow night (Thursday) to Woodlin at five. Please come! Dan is a 2004 Gold medalist in the 800m Free relay representing Team USA in Athens at the Olympics, and was a mechanical engineering intern at GE this summer where my dad and Atosa's dad works. This is an opportunity not be missed!

8/10/05 01:51 pm - jabberwocky16 - NOT MY LAST SLEEPOVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

okay, so the sleepover was REALLY FUN, even though we didn't do a lot, and there was random drama that surprised me by existing, because we're all usually too chill for drama. oh well, stuff happens.

SO FUN! but so tired! we didn't make it all the way through the night-- i fell asleep for like 20 minutes around 5am, and i think Holly, Stef, and Brian did too. But then the donuts woke us up, and eventually we got butter for our bagles when we finally figured out how to form a sentence in front of Bill that contained the words "butter" and "out here".

i have to say, the absolute best part of my night was when John announced that the age limit had been raised to 20. Stef and i FLIPPED OUT and ran around the banquet room and hugged each other and almost cried. I was seriously really emotional... Woodlin is like, the best thing that ever happened to me. John and i had a big almost-crying-happy-tears hug on the stairs because we both nearly DIED because it was our last year. TWO MORE YEARS!!!!!!! There aren't any good words for how estatic i am about that.

funniest quote of the night:
"And there SQUAT a monkey...(with a booger on his finger saying, 'i gotcha where i wantcha and now im gunna eatcha!)" -- Jack Marchetti

other funny things included:
**Ray, talking about how it doesn't bother him that the meat in hot dogs and hamburgers is somewhat ... unidentified: "It's okay. If I die, I'll know who to come after" *Heather and I die laughing* Ten minutes later, Ray goes... "OH, i get it now..." hahahahahahahahaha

**Holly sneaking up on a soccerball during manhunt

**Brian and I enjoying our song-- Ta da windoooow, ta da waaaaooow! ta da waaaaaow!

**Hands Up 85-- Holly thinking it was "Hands Up Baby-Five", and during "names of countries", Stef said "Florida" and i died. And THEN when it was "names of states" Holly said "South Virginia", and i re-died. teeheehee we were so tired! and it only got worse from there on!

**Chelsea saying "Katsackie Virus" at least 101 different ways...

**Stef, Joe, and Brian reminiscing about how Joe like, tortured them in the pump house during manhunt last year.

** "Christian Rhor!!!! and by that i mean Alex Loy!" --Stef

** Alex Loy has a funny name... especially at 4am.

** Leah and i STILL can't stop laughing about Max's "I'm not that kind of man!" quote!

Activities included:
*GOING OFF THE SLIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Death Ball

*The talent show:
***John, Stef, Frankie, James, and Bobby Serenading the coaches to Backstreet Boys "Shape of my Heart"
***Listening to Atosa's beautiful voice
***Nina and her flute
***Jack Marchetti and his "There squat a monkey" joke! *dies laughing*
***Mike Piasick and Alex Loy playing really good guitar for us to botch the words to "Good Riddance" by Green Day, and then "Holiday" by Green Day again, which hurt my life, because new Green Day sucks.

*Woodlin Club Family Feud!!!!!! OMG SO FUN! (i love Michael Henzi!!!)


*Piggly Wiggly!!!!

*sleeping on eachother in random sleeping bags in the lobby

*stargazing on the basketball court

*eating donuts and bagels and trying to get butter from Bill... even though we couldn't talk.

lotsa other stuff happened, including BIZZARRE things like Jess and James, but WHATEVER! If anyone remembers other funny quotes, or feels like updating on random wierd events of the night, DO SO! Sorry i can't make it to the pool today guys!

"Peace out, Bill! Keep it real!" -- Chelsea Drake's quote on the board.
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