Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nonstop face painting, and nonverbals.

Working with special needs kids is something... else. I honestly have a completely new respect for the guardians and caretakers of those kids because of today, and I was only face painting!

For about 3 hours straight I did nonstop face painting on various special needs kids, and I smiled so much I felt my face was going to fall off.

My day started out interestingly enough with my friend Caleb getting orange juice poured on him by his crazy ex for turning some jeans she gave him into shorts... Yeah. His mom had to bring him a different shirt to change into.

Anyways, besides what seemed like endless face painting on my part, I had a fun time. Towards the end of the day we kind of goofed off and painted silly things and just messed around in general.

Ryan, the guy running against me for class VP was also there helping his special needs buddy carry the banner... Which reminds me, he caught me putting up a really large poster in the counselor hallway today and it was pretty funny. It ended with me yelling after him saying "I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU," and him making weird gestures in response.

The Thespians decided to dress up as popular characters and my friend Kenneth decided to be Harry Potter! I couldn't resist getting a picture with him. He's so precious! (in a non Golem-esque way)
All of the 120 students that helped out were cleared from having to go to class so once I got back to school I passed out on the floor of the art room with my friend Bekka. Concrete does wonders on your spine, just in case you were wondering.

Anyways, Natalie tagged me in this thing, so I felt that I out to fill it out.

What did you do 10 years ago? Well, I was seven. So that means I was drawing Arthur and Powerpuff Girls like crazy... Oh, and obsessing over anything on Disney Channel, including Lizzie McGuire.

What did you do one year ago? Well, luckily I did a post this day last year, so you can just click this link. I was really engrossed in Chemistry.

Five snacks that you like? Fresh fruits and veggies, granola, almonds, and fruit snacks!

Five songs which you know the whole lyrics to? Just Around The Riverbend from Pocahontas, Sugar We're Going Down by Fall Out Boy, She Don't Want a Man by Asher Roth, Home by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, The Real Slim Shady by Eminem.

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire? By a lifetime pass to Bonnaroo, travel errwhere, buy my parents a nice house and a yacht, build schools, and then to top it off: BUY A LLAMA FARM!

Five bad habits? Well, I'm picky, I procrastinate like a mother f, I chip at my nail polish, I stay up late ALL SUMMER, and I judge books by their cover art.

Five things you like to do? Surf the web, eat, paint, walk, and pretend I'm a stand up comedian.

Five things you would never dress in or buy? Paisley, a bikini, a mascot suit, thigh high boots, a slutty fairy Halloween costume.

Five favorite toys? Sock monkeys, Barbie, play-doh, motorized toys, wind up toys.

Five people I'd like to see taking this quiz? Aria, Ashley, KP, Chelsea, and anyone else who wants to do this!

Sorry I got less interesting towards the end. My brother wants me to read him a bedtime story :P


  1. Ahh, I was totally creeping on your Facebook photos and the Dark Mark looked pretty awesome! Yay for people dressing up like Harry Potter, hehe. :D And oh boy, haha... slutty Halloween costumes... :P

  2. Wow, that's a pretty awesome volunteer project to do!

    I would totally dress in paisley if there was more of it in men's clothing...I guess I'll have to start cross dressing.

    It's so hard not to judge books by their jacket designs...

  3. I found your blog through Natalie, I read a little, and naturally, I HAD to follow :)

    you seem like an AWESOMESAUCE person and from reading--YOU ARE! Haha :) Your blog is awesome.

    I think special needs kids are adorable. My cousin has down syndrome and he's so cute! I think they are just so cute. But yeah, I'm sure they're pretty hard to handle.

    I agree, concrete does wonders for the back. ;P

    Anyways, i love your blog. and i think i'm gonna do that thing. :)

  4. That's so cool that you got to work with special ed kids:) in my old p.e. class there was two special girls and i was the only one who would hang out with them and they were so cute haha:)
    i love your friends costume! so funny. love harry potter:)

  5. 1. I was obsessed with Arthur and Powepuff Girls way back when!
    2. That is so sweet of you to do all of that, I work with special needs kids too and they are such a joy to be around!
    3. Love the Harry Potter picture :D

    Have a great week :)