December 30, 2010



My favorite band split :(
at least the drummer and lead guitar quit.


I'm not really into the holidays. Christmas is way too commercialized. It's 4 weeks about presents, and 1 day about my Savior. I'd rather celebrate Christ for one day and get rid of all the holiday stress. New Years isn't that great either. Everyone makes these resolutions that they know they'll fail at later in the year. And then they give up. Wouldn't it be better to start a resolution when you think of it? And keep going even if you mess up, instead of waiting until the following New Years? So, this year, I'll be sleeping through it.

December 19, 2010


It's almost Christmas. Naturally, I want to serve as many people as I can. But some people are almost impossible for me to reach. Here's a list of people I would love to help this Christmas season, and how I would help them if I could.

Miley Cyrus
I would give her some TALENT.

Captain Jack Sparrow
A toothbrush :)

Bella Swan
A backbone...nuff said. (couldn't find a decent picture of one)

Nancy Pelosi
A brain.....and a heart.

Kim Kardashian
I would give her some fabric so she could sew decent clothing.

Barack Obama
I would give Barack a checkbook, so he could keep track of all of my money he spends.

And last, but not least,
Matt Damon!
I would give him me for Christmas :)!

Even though I'm kind of a grinch, Merry Christmas :)!

December 13, 2010


I google-image searched "happiness," and this showed up........ yum!(:


Self esteem doesn't come from achieving great things and having awards strung up on the wall. Self esteem comes from being comfortable with oneself. My YW's president has said that it doesn't matter what people are thinking about you. What matters is what they're thinking about themselves when they're with you. When a person has good self esteem, they're less selfish, and therefore able to bring other people up.

I didn't realize I was smart until 2nd grade, when I was on a 7th grade reading level, ahead in every subject, and bullied by the other kids. This continued through elementary school and hit its peak in 5th and 6th grade, despite being in an accelerated educational program among other "smart" kids.

In Jr. High, I learned that awards and good grades can't make me happy. I never had a steady group of friends. One group of girls bullied me, and the next ditched me. A stupid trophy on a shelf couldn't make me happy.

What makes me happy today is waking up in the morning and feeling like I'm a good person. Now, my self esteem comes from the inside. More than a 4.0 or silly certificate, a smile will draw people to me. I have friends who actually care about me and make me feel worthwhile. Yes, I had to go through hell to get to where I am now. But I wouldn't change anything in my past that made me who I am today: a girl who is comfortable with herself and thus able to reach out to others.


I know it's not going to be as good as the first three. But that doesn't stop me from freaking out and being crazy excited about this one XD!! Best part? It's a Disney movie so I already know there won't be unnecessary crap (Harry Potter). I love Jack. I like the idea of Blackbeard. And I think the fountain-of-youth concept will be interesting....yay! :) Zombies and mermaids might be pushing it...but we'll see :) MAY 20!


I do Lincoln-Douglas debate. There are two different types. Traditional, which is the original, intended, and good type of LD. Then, there's Policy -_-

Policy is another form of debate that involves heavy evidence and speaking quickly. A traditional case, based on logical arguments, stands almost no chance against a progressive/policy case.

Therefore, because I debate LD as it was invented (a value-based debate), my ability is hindered against progressive debaters. At the tournament this past week, I was able to place 5th out of about 50+ people. That's good, but I have so much more potential. If a judge truly understood the difference between traditional and progressive, then it would be a brainless decision.

Keep your progressive arguments out of my rounds :/

December 8, 2010


You, with your words like knives, and swords and weapons that you use against me,
You, have knocked me off my feet again, got me feeling like a nothing,
You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard calling me out when I'm wounded,
You, picking on the weaker man.

Well you can take me down with just one single blow, But you don't know what you don't know.

Someday, I'll be living in a big ol' city,
And all you're ever gonna be is mean.
Someday, I'll be big enough so that you can't hit me,
And all you're ever gonna be is mean.

December 6, 2010


I wanted to dance at the BYU Lu'au 2011. But I can't :(
Because I'm not 17 yet!!!
Not until June!

So I have to wait til next year.


The only good thing is that I'm getting a job in January (hopefully!) and I'm signed up for the pit orchestra for the spring musical (Titanic). So I guess this will prevent some stress. I'm just disappointed because I had my hopes up for this and I was really excited :P


In my AP Lang class (apologies right now. I talk about this class way too much.) we are answering letters to santa! :)!!!!

Here's a quote from the letter I received:

"Last year you got me an ugly doll. I Looooved is Soooo much I went crazy with it!"

"My brother would love Nerf Swords."

"I hope there is a lot of Christmas Cheer!"

Melt my heart!!!

The kid mentioned how grateful he was for what he got last year :) and he said what he wanted his little brother to get!! That is so cute! He never once mentioned what he wanted for Christmas :) Plus, the "Christmas Cheer" :) ahhh! I love this kid.

Thank you Caleb, for spreading Christmas Cheer! We need more people like him.

Love, Sarah
(aka-the Grinch who has mixed feelings about's too commercialized)

December 4, 2010


Sarah, Darci, and Amelia in front of the Iosepa Memorial.

In the 1880's, a group of Mormon Polynesians were moved to Skull Valley, Utah so that they could be closer to the LDS temple. Unused to the desert soil and freezing temperatures, many of the Hawaiians starved or froze to death. They were not immune to diseases, so many died through sicknesses as well. By 1915, Iosepa had disbanded, and the Hawaiians went back to their homeland. By that time, the La'ie temple on Oahu had already been announced. Now, it is only a ghost town. A big celebration is held every memorial day. Last year, I had the opportunity to perform their with my halau!

December 2, 2010

Animal farm

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

PS- it took me less than 2 hours to read this book!! Yes! And it was really good too :) Just finished my report on it. I have a bit more English homework, and then I plan on going to bed! :) YAY FOR SLEEP! :D

December 1, 2010


I love organized high school debate so much.

My favorite event is LD, Lincoln-Douglas. We debate moral issues, and relate our arguments to a central value. The national topic changes every two months.

January/February topic just dropped today:

In the United States, juveniles charged with violent felonies ought to be treated as adults in the criminal justice system.


This is a great topic :) I'm so excited!! And we get to debate it for regions, which is fantastic :)! I'm gonna write a really legit case over Christmas break!!! XD