August 3rd, 2006 at 5:18pm]
[ mood | touched ♥]
>>work 9:30-3. music/dance video...lovely. dancing with b-boy. grab his arm. hold his hand. touch his wrist. [stripe shirt//plaid shorts]. spin..1,2,3,4. 1 on one dancing. :D. b-boy= my partner. only 7 kids? WHAT?! we waited to do the video because we only had 8 on thursday..now we only have 7? to make an even number..me, tarrick, and brett were in the video too. doing the video a million times. fan turn..hold hands in two parrelle lines. pictures in front of the fan with our hair blowing in the wind. 80's day. side pony, large white beads, dangly lime green earrings, black beaded flats, bon jovi t-shirt, pleated jean mini, black and white polka-dot headband, and black leggings. dance..JUMP ON IT at lunch. grapevine & hustle. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! doing the video in front of everyone in the STAND room. kenny: "i'm going to get someone to come over here and get you to dance." [i was embarrassed because he went over to tarrick and sam and said something and looked over at me..so i got up and went over to them..in an attempt to dance.] kenny: "good. there are your friends. [he points at tarrick, sam, courtney, molly, and brittney. paint hands. i led the singing with grant.
>>ran at howard.
>>power went out... :(
>>work 9:30-4:30..WATERPARK!>>HOT BOD. red/orange/white swim trucks. :D tarrick divided our group up. i was in charge of mariam and daniel but once we got to the waterpark tarrick had to help out with the lunches and carrying stuff so he put jennifer in my group from his group. the bus ride there was so long. and our bus driver was an idiot and couldn't find the bus entrance even tho she was following the other bus, and we finally got there 40 minutes and 10 loops later. what an idiot... then, at the waterpark, we put on sunscreen and used the rest rooms "ATTRACTION CLOSED." WHAT?! and after changing into his swim suit that he was suppose to change into back at stout, he came out empty handed and started talking about how there were no lockers. me: "daniel, where's your bag?" daniel: "it's in the bathrooms. there was no lockers so i hung my bag on the hook." me: "daniel go get you bag..your stuff is safer with all the other STAND stuff on the picnic tables then alone on a hook in the bathrooms." daniel: "but it has my trading/game cards and my keys in it." me: "it will be safer with the other STAND stuff. someone will always be watching the stuff." after that fiasco, we went on the raft waterslide. daniel apparently doesn't like waterslides, so he sat at the bottom and waited. we climbed the wooden stairs that me, mariam, and jennifer thought we were going to fall through. the guys at the top were crazy. splashing people and flying down the slides with people. once we were in our raft..the 3 of us noticed that there was a dead bee in the raft, but i splashed it out. the ride was really fun. at the bottom, we met with daniel and went to the wave pool. that was pure chaos. once in, it was about 10 minutes til the actually waves came. then the waves we on for about 10 minutes. most people grabbed on daniel's tube for fear of drowning. after the wave pool, we crossed the flamming bridge and mariam and jennifer went on the two person mat racing water slide while i waited at the bottom with daniel. derek's group came by and chris didn't want to go on the slide so he waited at the bottom with me. chris is sooo funny. "My Man..My Man _____". after the waterslide we ate lunch. i didn't realize it was already 1:37. the time flew by. we had to meet back at the picnic tables at 1:50, so basically lunch was the last thing for my group. there were bagels [sesame seeds], lunch meet, cream cheese, cheese, chips, pop, gatorade, veggies, brownies, and cookies [awesome grape ones from kate's mom.]. we got back on the buses and went home. then i stayed an extra 45 minutes-hour to help clean up the room for the last day. shahein talked about how he and tarrick got stuck in a tube together at the waterpark. "with me in the tube alone, there was only like 3 inches of extra space and then we fit tarrick in there and we were stuck. i swear, i thought we would need the jaws of life to get us out." lmao!
>>soccer meeting at 6.
>>tutored maya and gassan at 8:30
>>work 9:30-3:30. LAST DAY.. :( tarrick screwed up the penny wars because he brought $20 worth of wrapped pennies, but he didn't wait until the last minute to put them in. he put them in at like 9:45...so everyone saw him and started putting $5 bills and $1 bills and silver change in our jar. if it wasn't for that, we would've won. we ended up in 2nd to last place. the whole STAND program raised over $600 though, which is really good for the facial and crannial disfigurment and St. Jude's. "hey can i have a picture?" [l->r]tarrick, courtney, brett, me. hands & arms around the waist. touch. lean in. grab me. hold me close. :D after watching a movie, during the morning free time i played cards, spoons to be exact, with julia, mariam, eric, the other eric, jennifer, and britney. it was really really fun. julia was sooo funny. SPOON! spoons. during free time was dance time and basketball time too. then jackie told everyone to get their cameras out beacuse this was a photo worthy opportunity. so all the leaders, mentors, and kids formed a big circle around this random chair in the middle of the dance floor. tawney and jillian come out and stand one on each side of the chair. they have matching white t-shirts that say "he's got the power" in neon puff paint. they are both standing with their backs to the front of the circle. then cory comes out and sits in the chair. he has a baseball hat on to the side and humongous pimpin sunglasses and 2 or 3 long gold chains around his neck. then "i've got the power" starts to play on the sterio and tawney and jillian are bouncing their hips. for the first 20 seconds of the song cory just sits there resting his elbow on his knee and his chin on his fist [like he's thinking really hard]. 20 seconds into the song, he starts bouncing his head. then tawney and jillian turn around and mouth "he's got the power" in time with the song and then they turn back around again and start bouncing their hips again. then cory looks at my side of the circle and mouths "i've got the power" then turn to the other side of the circle and mouths the same thing in time with the music again. then the rapping in the song starts and he stands up and pretends like he's rapping and does all the mhand and arms motions too [like he's trying to get the crowd into it. it was SOOOO FUNNY! then everyone made a soul train. the kids were calling out the mentors and leaders to dance down it. i was embarrassed to go by myself, so i went with sam and this girl named alexis. we marched to the beat then posed, posed. then marched again. i was SO bad. it was really fun tho. the guys did "their moves" : the shampoo, washing yourself/arms & shoulders, putting on the deoderant, the torey "2 hand chopping" move, the one hand shake in front of your face [a favorite], and the cast a line, hook, and reel in a fish. lmao! then jackie handed out candy for spirit points. we lost. "oops i forgot to add on 100 points or 150." then, jackie picked cory "an impartial mentor" to pick the kid who raised their hand first to answer "how many of you _____", it was ridiculous. it was sooo hard to tell who had their hand up first and the kids were getting angry. half of them were lying most of the time and most of the kids raised their hand before the question was even asked and kids who have a prize were answering again and ryan got our group disqualified. the first kid to raise their hand got to pick a prize out of the boys or girls prize bag. then their were two grand prizes. a varisty like-jacket for the boys and a spartan sweatshirt for the girls. then we watched a slideshow made by mr. lightsky and one of the female interpretors. it was really nice. "WHERE'S WALDO..except with brett's funny face." lmao. the pictures were awesome and it reminded me of all the cool things we did. [spirit point days..U of M Dearborn -> birthday order on the spots..blind, grab the arm, and 4 people tied together at the legs. me, rommy, ryan, and brett. :D [chicken baseball] then grant announced the penny war winner. jamie's group won. we came in 2nd to last place. :( shahein's group who had $35 actual dollars in it came in 2nd place! what a rip off. prizes for the winners were then given out. final 2:30 slow dance..everyone must dance [we even got rommy "i'm too embarrassed to dance with girls" to dance]..it was cute..i asked this little boy named zachary to dance and he said "sure" and then, after the dance, he looked at me and said "thank you". aww..it was so cute. he was really nervous too. it was sad..all the kids were giving hugs to all the mentors and leaders at the end of the day. each kid got a purple peace sign frisbee with candy in it and a finger trap in it as they left. 13, 16, 12, 11, 15, 6. oh man. what a small group. those kids were great tho. traditional wave good-bye at the buses. torey said his high for the summer happened yesterday at the waterpark. apparently some little boy splashed brett and torey and brett litterally picked the kid and them realized that kid wasn't a STAND kid and put him down. lmao! tarrick was sooo sweet. during our meeting after the kids left...he said his high for the summer has been the mentors, "i had the best mentors..they made my job so easy. i love you guys. thank you so much courtney, brett, and stephanie [and kim]." aww...i'm going to miss the whole group. <3
What a fantastic summer ♥