Sunday, January 30, 2011

You Can't Sue That

I looked all around my orange colored room and sighed, unsure.

Prudence, my sister, is in the hospital. Marisol told some of us to go home and get some rest.

Now, the cheery color of my room seemed to be laughing in my face.
Pru's in a coma, and I can't be there. Sure, I'm not really close to her, but she's still my sister.

Stupid Marisol *insert mean face here* >:|

There came a light knock on my door, I turned my head and said "Come In."

The door opened, and there, in a silver off-the shoulder shirt and black skinny jeans, stood Becca.

Now, I don't know if you all know this, but since Becca's birthday earlier this month, we have, in a sense, buried the hatchet.

So I smiled, and greeted "Hi Becca!"
She entered my room and slammed the door behind her.
"Julia Suzanne Albright..." She started, looking me evilly with her hazel eyes.
"What?" I asked, confused.
"Your my sister, so I HATE to see you get hurt..." She started.
"What the heck are you talking about, Rubin?" My wall of cruelty immediately shielding over my insecurities.
"George.Standford." She paused in between his first and last names.
My eyes grew wide and I began to stutter.
"W-w-w-w-w-what about him?" I asked in a small voice.
"He's WAY  out of your league. I mean, he looks like a freaking Beatle! And here's you, with your greasy hair and nasty fashion sense." She nodded to the light blue sweat shirt and sweat pants I was wearing.
"So? Who said I even liked him. He's my best friend." I rolled my eyes.
"Yeah, and you would 'Wait a lonely lifetime' if he wants." She narrowed her eyes.

It dawned on me,

"I DIDN'T STALK YOU." She yelled back.
"UH, YEAH YOU DID! YOU FOLLOWED ME AND WATCHED ME SING AND TALK TO GEORGE AND JULIE! THAT'S STALKING!" I yelled, then pushed her out of my room and locked the door.

I ran over to my bedside table and picked up my cell phone and dialed Julie's number.
"Julia! What's wrong?" Julie's chipper voice asked.
"OMG!" She channeled her inner Rebecca.
"No." I calmed down.
"Then what?" She calmed down as well.
"We SUE!" I beamed.
"For what?" Julie asked.
"Her.Stalking.Me." I repeated.
"You can't sue her for that, because she's your sister." Julie informed me.
"DANGIT!" I yelled, frustrated.
"Well, I have to go Julia, good luck with that whole stalking thing." Julie said.
"Bye Julie." I sighed.
"Bye Georgie's Lover." Julie joked.
"I will reach in the phone and hit you." I narrowed my eyes.
"Well bye!" Julie smiled.
"Bye." I said, then hung up the phone.


Shine on,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Library Lullaby

"Hi." A mysterious voice pulled me out of my day dream about bunnies.
"WHO GOES THERE?" I jumped up and yelled, looking around.

I was sitting in the library at AGPPA.
"Whoa. Note to self, when messing with Julia, she becomes a security machine. Good to know." George looked like he was writing a note to himself.
I rolled my eyes.
"Note to self, George is so mean." I playfully hit his arm, which he then fell down.
"YOU'VE INJURED ME!" He exclaimed.
"If you don't get up, I really will injure you." I said with a smile.
"You don't need to tell me twice." He said, getting up.

George and I have grown very close lately, he's like my brother.

Of course, I have a crush on him, but no one knows.

Except for......Well, you guys.

It was after school and I usually relax at the Library, which George usually interrupts me.

"Well, it's three o' clock. So my mom must be out front waiting for me. I'll talk to you tomorrow, Seashell eyes." George said, using my newest nickname, it's from the song 'Julia' by The Beatles.

"See ya later, Harrison." I joked, using HIS nickname, which comes from his crazy resemblance to George Harrison of The Beatles.

I ruffled his hair, then he grabbed his backpack and left the Library.

I couldn't stop beaming like an idiot.

"Julia and George sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!" A blonde girl jumped out from under the table.
"JULIANNE SHAY ALBRIGHT! YOU LITTLE SNEAK!" I yelled, my face getting red.
"JULIA SUZANNE ALBRIGHT! YOU LITTLE LOVEBIRD!" She joked back, making a heart with her hands.
"You want me to break your hands?" I asked.
"Oh, Come ON J-bug. It's OBVIOUS you like him." Julie teased.
"You're physco." I rolled my eyes, and walked to the Historical Fiction section of the Library.
"You made a WHOLE POST OF HIM on your blog!" Julie exclaimed.

I stopped dead in my tracks.

"I told Rebecca to read that one." I sneered.
"Well too bad! I read it and YOU'RE SO IN LOVE WITH HIM!" Julie squealed and hugged me.
"I'm not in love with him." I mocked her tone.
"Well, then you have a VERY intense crush on him." Julie nodded to her own comment.
"Whatever." I rolled my eyes playfully.

Julie then launched into another verse of the Julia and George song.

Then, a God-sent came through the doors of the library.

"JULIE! WE HAVE TO GO! REBECCA CAN'T STOP NAGGING ME!" Elizabeth groaned, stomping over to us.
"Gee, Liz. Who went in YOUR oatmeal this morning?" I joked.
"Can it, Julia." She snapped, then began to pull Julie out of the library.

Elizabeth does not like when people nag her.

"BYE JULIA STANDFORD!" Julie called, then exited the Library with Elizabeth.

I looked around the Library,

 it was like a ghost town.  There wasn't a soul in sight.
I remembered the song Melanie was listening to earlier.

What was it called.
I Will by The Beatles.

Well, I should say that this song is...

I checked every aisle in the Library, even the Librarian wasn't there!

I ran to the band room and picked up a guitar, and brought it back in the Library and began to sing.

"Who knows how long I've loved you
You know I love you still
Will I wait a lonely lifetime
If you want me to, I will." I smiled at thoughts of George and I.

"For if I ever saw you
I didn't catch your name
But it never really mattered
I will always feel the same" I nodded while singing.

"Love you forever and forever
Love you with all my heart
Love you whenever we're together
Love you when we're apart." I got up and started spinning around.

"And when at last I find you
Your song will fill the air" I looked up.

"Sing it loud so I can hear you" I shook from one side to another.

"Make it easy to be near you" I repeated that.
"For the things you do endear you to me
Oh, you know, I will
I wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllll!" I sang.

I then hummed the rest of the song while playing it.

"La da da da da da DA!" I finished and threw my hands in the air.

"Gosh, I'm becoming a Chrissa." I muttered,

then grabbed my stuff and left, completely unaware of the hazel eyes that were watching me the whole time.

- Julia.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Do You Want To Know A Secret


Oh, and guess what?


I looked around, made sure no one was looking and pulled out my Neon Orange iPod and hit 'shuffle'

"In the tooooooooown where I was born, lived a mannnn who sailed to se-" Ringo Starr sang 'Yellow Submarine.'

I smiled, but shuffled the songs again.

"OOOOH DARLING!" Paul McCartney belted in my ears.

I jumped about 50 feet in the air.

When I landed, I checked the volume. My iPod flashed

'Volume - 100%'

"Of Course" I muttered under my breath while turning down the volume and shuffling it once more.

"IT'S BEEN A HARD DAY'S NI-" John Lennon sang.

Dude, are ALL of the songs on my iPod by The Beatles?
I checked the iPod.

Oooh, I took CALLIE'S on accident.
For all I know, she's probably dancing around to Queen's "You're My Best Friend."

I smiled though, Callie has some pretty awesome Musical Taste.

One more shuffle.

"You'll Never Know How Much I Really Love You.
You'll Never Know How Much I Really Care" George Harrison sang.

A weird smile crept onto my face and my stomach had a weird feeling flutter through it, like...


"Listen, Do You Want To Know A Secret?
Do You Promise Not To Tell?
Mhmmmmmmm, Closer.
Let Me Whisper In Your Ear.
Say The Words You Long To Hear.
I'm In Love With Yo-" Georgie was cut off by some annoying voice.

"ALBRIGHT! Do you have your iPod out AGAIN?" Mrs. Gregory spat.
The smile flew off my face and I slyly put the iPod into my Jeans pocket.
"No, but I see your moustache has grown back." I muttered.

All the kids laughed.

"WHAT WAS THAT?" Her already red face turned redder.
"Oh, did you not hear me? Oh, well.." I said, standing on my desk.


"Do you mind saying that louder, I don't think they heard you in CHINA!" I yelled back, then grabbed my stuff and left.

The hallways in the morning are always so quiet. I'm the one who usually is caught doing something really weird in them.

I headed into the office and sat down in the 'bad kids seat.'

The Secretary, Mrs. Wilson, was giving me the death stare, like always.
"You're one of those Retro-ly Random kids, aren't you." She asked, her voice shaking.

Was she afraid of me?

"Yes, yes I am. Now if you don't mind, I'm pretty sure that your internet boyfriend has written you a message." My eyes narrowed.

I'm always like this when I meet someone new, unless they seem nice.

"You're the one with all the sarcastic comments" She muttered.
I nodded, then slouched back in my seat.

The door opened and a thin, long brown-haired boy with a thin face walked in with his curly black-haired mother.

I did a double take, then opened my books and checked out my bookmark with The Beatles on them.

"Oh.My.God." I breathed, looking at the boy.

He looked almost EXACTLY like George Harrison in 1965.

"Alrighty George.." His mom started.

I could have passed out.

Ms. Wilson shot me a look that said 'Behave,' then made her way to the front counter.

"Hi! Welcome to AGPPA, are you here to enroll your son?" She asked in a fake sweet voice.
"We already did" George's mom smiled.
"Oh, well then what is your name?" Ms. Wilson asked George.
"George Standford." George smiled.

I sighed, dreamily. Then straightened up and sat up.

"Oh yes! The new student from New York! Welcome" Ms. Wilson smiled.
"Thank you" George smiled.
"Well, since your already registered, we're going to need you to go see the Principal, Mrs. Fredriches, to get your schedule." Ms. Wilson smiled.
"Oh okay" George sounded kind of unsure.
"Well, good luck on your first day at AGPPA" George's mom ruffled George's hair and left.
"Bye Mom" George waved.
"Bye!" George's mom, Peppy Pepperson, waved back.

"Come on back, George" Ms. Wilson smiled, and opened the gate to let George come into the back of the Main Office.
I prepped myself, then realized.


"Well, here we are! The Principal's Office! I'm sorry she's the first person you have to meet, but this is Julia Albright." Ms. Wilson poured venom into my name.
"Hi" I greeted coolly.
"Hey there" He replied.

I could have died.

"Well, sit down George and when Mrs. Fredriches calls you in, she'll give you your schedule. And Julia........." Ms. Wilson trailed off, then turned and left to go back to the front of the office.

"BYE BESTIE! I'LL CALL YOU LATER!" Sarcasm was seeping through my voice.
I thought I heard "Die in a hole, Albright." But I don't know.

I turned to George and on the inside I was blushing and being all flirty, but on the outside, I was just being plain ol' Julia.
"Hey, George, right?" I asked.
He nodded.
"Cool name. I knew a George once, well not personally but......" I trailed off when I saw him staring at me with an amused face.
"You amuse me." He chuckled.

On the inside I was blushing, on the outside.

"WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?" I by mistake yelled.

Just so you know, it's kind of hard for me to show affection.

"That I think you're funny?" He asked, looking a bit confused and a tiny bit scared.
"Oh, well thanks" I calmed down and smiled.
"George Standford" He smiled, putting out his hand.
"Michael Jackson." I exchanged, putting out mine.

"It's nice to meet you, Mr. Jackson" He laughed.
"The pleasure is all mine, HEE HEE" I did my Michael Jackson impersonation, I imagined Marisol slapping the back of my head.
He laughed.
"Hey, but I like MJ's music!" He exclaimed.
"So do I, but his voice was so adorable, and yet so easy to make fun of.": I giggled insanely.
"Well, Julia, do you have a last name?" He cut to the chase.

"Albright, Julia. Albright." I said like James Bond.
He laughed again.
"Stop it! You're killing me!" He said.
"That's what I do, I'm a killer" I smiled.

"ALBRIGHT! GET IN HERE!" Mrs. Fredriches yelled from her room as a very squeamish 6th grader exited her office looking white as a ghost.
George's intense chocolate brown eyes grew about ten times bigger than normal.
"Don't worry, she only does that when you make fun of one of the teachers" I smiled.
"What are you here for?" He asked, looking concerned.
"Making fun of my math teacher's girl-stache. Catch ya later" I explained, getting up and walking into the Death Chamber as everyone I know calls it.

"JULIA ALBRIGHT I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT......" Mrs. Fredriches' voice was blocked out by my thoughts of George. And also my two personalities fighting over whether I like him or not.

"BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH!" Mrs. Fredriches continued to yell.

"Listen, Do You Want To Know A Secret." George Harrison's voice came back to my ears.
I kept on imaginably playing 'Do You Want To Know A Secret' for the rest of the day.

Do YOU guys want to know a secret?
I like George <3

Julia <3

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Forget You

I am currently with my family & Julie's family and the kids from my school's Chorus in Colorado at the Rockies Resort.

I'd like to say something, before I start talking about what happened today.

Since my last post, I got two sisters, Becca Rubin and Felicity Merriman.

Felicity's cool, but she spends most of her time with Prudence, Charity, and Julie's sister, Elizabeth.

But Becca.........


She is one of the most SELF CENTERED people I have ever met.

Like earlier today, I was walking down to Breakfast with Julie. We get to the line (it's like a buffet) and who cuts in front of us?


"Uh, Becca, we were here first." Julie, being the nice one, sighed.
"Yeah, but I am more important, so too bad." Becca rolled her eyes.
"B-" Julie started.
"Listen here, Braceface, shut your mouth and I won't hit you. Kay?" Becca asked.


"Listen here, Beeyotch" I started.
"Call my sister Braceface, when you CLEARLY need braces, again and you WON'T see January 3rd." I growled.
"Whatever, Pit stains." Becca fired back, looking at my arm pits.

I looked down at my arms, and there were pit stains!
I felt myself flush, then I remembered something.


I was walking out of the room.
"GET HER!" I heard someone scream and 20 water balloons came flying at me.
"AHHHHHHH!" I screamed.
"STOP STOP!" The same voice yelled, and they stopped.
"Oh sorry, Julia! We thought you were Julie. We're getting revenge on her" Keith Hudson apologized and motioned for Ryan Taeson to come out of the shadows.
"Two things.
One; WHY?

"Because, she did this." Ryan said, pointing at his face.

I tried not to laugh, she put lipstick on him!

Ryan and Julie always had a sort of connection, which is why (don't tell her) but I always thought they'd make a really cute couple.
But Ryan and Julie both have a boyfriend/girlfriend, so that might never happen.

I chuckled.
"She's learning." I smiled.

"It's just water from a water balloon attack" I explained.
"Yeah right, Albright." Becca rolled her eyes and walked back to her seat by Rebecca and Molly.

"Julia! I am so sorry" Julie apologized.
"It's not you...... It's her" I clenched my teeth and got my Breakfast.

-5 hours later-

I looked up at the chandelier.
Everyone got invited to another fancy party.

I flatten out my teal colored party dress and sigh.
"Where is Julie?" I think, scanning the crowd.

"HELLO ROCKIES RESORT!" A worker greeting into the microphone, causing me to jump.
"Well, we have something a little different here, we have... a live band!" He smiled, pointing to the band.
I spotted my sister, Cindie, in it. I clapped and yelled "GO CYN!"

"And we will be taking requests." The worker finished.
"So if you have a request come up and the band might just play it!" The worker smiled.
"Oh, I almost forgot! We have a lovely singer here by the name of Matilda Bedson! Give her a round of applause!" The worker smiled.

I clapped weakly as I saw a petite brunette girl with a bob hairstyle walk on stage.

"Hello everyone!" She greeted.

Then she cued the band to start playing Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream."

I went back on my expedition to find my sister, when I bumped into someone.

"Sorry." I sighed.
"Watch where your going." The other person warned.
I looked up and, to my unfortune, saw Becca Rubin.

"God" I muttered.
"Aren't you happy to see me?" She had a fake sweetness in her voice.
"Why are you being so nice?" I asked.
"Because Rebecca could be anywhere around here." She explained.
"So?" I asked, confused.
"Rebecca would KILL me if she knew how much I hated you." She muttered.
"Oh you hate me?" I asked.
"Yeah" Becca gave me the death stare.
"Well the feeling's mutual." I returned the glare.
"Whatever" She have me the hand and walked away.

"We're going to take a short break!" Matilda smiled into the microphone and walked off stage and went to the food table and picked up some popcorn.

I remembered something.
"OH MY GOD! PUT THAT DOWN!" I yelled, remembering the itching powder I put in it, in hopes that Becca LOVED popcorn.
"Why?" She asked, then ate it.
"Oh crap." I whispered.
"WATER WATER WATER!" She began to yell, and I gave her a bottle of water.
"BECAUSE THERE'S ITCHING POWDER IN THAT POPCORN!" I explained, throwing out the other popcorn.

Marisol must've heard me, because, next thing I knew, Marisol was giving me the ninth degree on how 'poisoning popcorn is bad' and all that rubbish.

"Marisol, don't waste your breath" I muttered.
"You have one too" I fired back.
"THAT'S IT, JULIA SUZANNE ALBRIGHT, WHEN WE GET HOME, YOU ARE GROUNDED! NO COMEDY-OFF'S AND NO TELEVISION!" She yelled, then looked pleased and went back to the party.

I felt like crying.
"Why does this always happen to me? I try to stick up for myself, and stuff like this happens! What a life" I groaned, then kicked a can.
Cindie then ran to me in a panic.
"JULIA! WE NEED YOU ON STAGE!" She exclaimed and, before I could answer, started pulling me to the stage.
"SING!" She yelled.
"If you haven't noticed..." I said, turning to her.
"I'M NOT MOLLY!" I exclaimed.
"Fine." I sighed, then walked up to the mic.

"Hey everyone, the name's Julia Albright, don't wear it out." I groaned.
All of my sisters & friends started cheering.
"Oh stop it" I playfully said.
"But, we are going to take requests." I finished then went over to take a paper out of the requests box.

I put my arm in there, mixed the papers around and pulled out a paper that said;

requested by Julie & Julia Albright

"Of course" I giggled, then went to tell the band.

I then walked up to the mic and said.
"This next song was requested by the AMAZING Julie Albright and, surprisingly, myself. We requested this song because, even though it is kinda about love, it also kind of means that people can be mean and all." I nodded then cued the band to play the intro.

"WAIT STOP!" I put my hands in the air and the band stopped.
I waved my hand to tell Prudence, Charity, Elizabeth, Nathan, Jake, and Peter to come up.

"What?" They all asked.
"Sing the back-up to 'Forget You'!" I said.
"Fine" Prudence said then they all got into a little cluster.

"NOW let's sing!" I said into the mic and once again, cued the band to play.

Charity tossed me a tambourine and I caught it and began playing it.

"I see you driving 'round town" I sang and acted like the tambourine was a steering wheel.
"With the guy I love and I'm like,
Forget you!" I pointed to Becca, while the Chorus kids harmonized.

"I guess the change in my pocket wasn't enough" I acted like I had pockets.
"I'm like,
Forget you!
And forget him too!" I spun around on my heels while singing.

"I said, if I was richer, I'd still be with ya
Ha, now ain't that some shhhh?" I put a finger over my mouth while singing 'shhh'
"ain't that some shhhh?" The chorus kids repeated.

"And although there's pain in my chest" I pounded my chest.
"I still wish you the best with a...
Forget you!" I sang and the Chorus kids vocalized once more.

"Yeah I'm sorry, I can't afford a Ferrari,
But that don't mean I can't get you there." I acted like I was driving a car again.

"I guess she's an xbox and I'm more Atari," I danced like a Robot.
"But the way you play your game ain't fair." I shook my head and sang.

"I pity the fool" I sang the word 'fool' higher than the other words.
"that falls in love with you" I made a heart out of my hands, then broke it.

"Oh she's a gold digger" The Chorus kids sang.
"Well" I shrugged.
"Just thought you should know it" They put their hands out like they were talking.
"Ooooooh" I sang.
"I've got some news for you
Yeah go run and tell your little girlfriend" I acted like I was talking to someone.

Then we went into the chorus again.

Peter and Charity went to the front of the stage, and I stepped aside.
"Now baby, baby, baby, why d'you wanna wanna hurt me so bad?" They sang.
"So bad, so bad, so bad" The rest of us sang.
"I tried to tell my mamma but she told me
this is one for your dad" They sang.
"Your dad, your dad, your dad" The rest of us repeated.
"Yes she did" Charity sang.
"Yes she did!" Peter repeated.

"Uh!" Everyone except me sang.
"Why?" I sang.
"Uh!" They sang again.
"WHY?" I raised my voice.
"Uh!" They repeated once again.
"Whyy baby?" I sang, dancing around.

"Oh!" They sang, throwing their hands up.
"I love you" I made a heart with my hands.
"I still dooo!" I sang my heart out.

"I see you driving downtown with the guy I love and I'm like forget you!" We all sang, coming into a cluster and started dancing.
"Forget you!" Prudence sang.
"I guess the change in my pocket
Wasn't enough I'm like,
Forget you!
And forget him too!" We all sang again.
"Oh Baby!" Jake sang.
"I said, if I was richer, I'd still be with ya" We all slid from one side, to the next.
"Yeah you!" Elizabeth sang.
"Ha, now ain't that some shhhh?" I put a finger over my mouth again.
"ain't that some shhhh?" They mirrored my movements.
"O-o-oh!" Charity sang.
"And although there's pain in my chest
I still wish you the best" We all sang.
"Wish you the best" Peter sang.
"With a....
Forget you!" We all sang.
"Oooooh!" Nathan sang.
"OOH OOH OOH OOOH!" We all sang then posed.

The crowd started cheering. We all bowed.

That will show Becca freaking Rubin.

Shine On,
(I did)