Chatterbox: Pudding's Place


*EXTREMELY HIGH-PITCHED SCREAM*  *oops, computer broke*


 *screams again*

*breaks down in to painful sobs*

*falls to floor, wishing it to fall open* 

*beats fists upon rough concrete*




time goes by...

*gradually sobs grow fewer*


*finally gets up, looking disheveled*

*tries to put on fake smile*



*falls back to floor and starts whole thing up again* 

I guess I should say why.  *broken sobs, tears streaming down weather beaten face*  *well, maybe not the weather beaten part*

My WONDERFUL singing teacher has decided to take us to see it this May.  MAY NINTH to be exact.  She's asking all her students to come, my class, and her high-school choir girls. MY DREAM COME TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We'd go to San Francisco.  (I guess I was wrong about it not being around here.)  BUT I have to pay $90.00 to get in.  NINETY DOLLARS!!!!!!!

I'm so sad, I could die.  My once in a life time opportunity to see WICKED (!!!!!!!!!!!!) with all my friends, PLUS my favorite teacher in the whole world (except for my mom.  I love her more) AND I CAN'T EVEN SCRAPE UP A MEASLY NINETY DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 What am i gonna do??????  *lip trembles*  *tears starting to well up again*

*uh-oh, here we go again*

*throws self to floor*

*sobs mercilessly*

 *looks up pleadingly*


*raises self to knees and clasps hands in last attempt before dying*

*sways a little*

*falls over and dies*


ANY IDEAS??????? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 Sorry about all the drama.  I'm upset, in case you couldn't tell. :(



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submitted by Laura M., age 15, Santa Rosa, Ca
(March 3, 2009 - 9:55 pm)

Laura, $90 does seem like a lot to pay! Ask your teacher if she's inquired about group rates. If there are a number of students going, maybe you can get a discount on the price of the tickets. But maybe the $90 includes the bus ride and a meal, a better value. Can you earn the money somehow? By babysitting or walking dogs or ? Hope you can work it out, but if not this time, then maybe another time.

submitted by Pudding, In the stars
(March 3, 2009 - 11:50 pm)

AH! You're SO SMART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU PUDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'LL ASK HER ON FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



submitted by Laura M., age 15, Santa Rosa, Ca
(March 4, 2009 - 12:35 pm)

Wow, that was a really big disappointment. I'm so sorry!!! Pudding has some good advice though, but I know it's rough. Um, you should probably come back to life soon.

submitted by Lena G, age 11
(March 4, 2009 - 8:56 am)

Oh, I am soooo sorry!!! But like Pudding said, maybe you could get money by babysitting. I don't know what the weather is like down there so you maybe could do like lawn mowing (if there's any grass, and it's warm). Or you could do chores around your house. Like dishes or vacuming. I hope ou get to go!!!!!!:):):):)

submitted by Bekah P.
(March 4, 2009 - 10:34 am)

My birthday is on May 9th!Cool

I'm Jenni T's little sis who looks like Audrey Hepburn.

And, sorry to disappoint, there probably won't be any picture of me up on here.

Sorry *smiles sheepishly and looks at her socks*

Oh, and I have an extremely high-pitched scream, too.

I can cause a lot of ringing ears if you try to tickle me. (which Jenni T does a lot, or tries)

submitted by Martia, age 9, in a book
(March 4, 2009 - 9:52 pm)


submitted by Laura M.!!!, age 15, Santa Rosa, Ca
(March 7, 2009 - 1:53 am)



Laura, this is my sis.

I see you've already met?

submitted by Jenni T, age 12, Nowhere
(March 8, 2009 - 9:32 am)

*pant, pant*

*breathes really fast, like panting, but more humanish*



:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D 

submitted by Laura M., age 15, Santa Rosa, Ca
(March 8, 2009 - 1:44 pm)


I'm sure you'll be GREAT friends!

submitted by Jenni T, age 12, Nowhere
(March 8, 2009 - 11:18 pm)


submitted by Laura M., age 15, Santa Rosa, Ca
(March 9, 2009 - 1:00 pm)

 Can you babysit? Dogwatch? When's the due date for the money?

Try asking your parents if you can do extra chores around the house for a weekly allowance - it doesn't have to be big. *does math* You've got eight weeks until the week of May 9. If you don't have to get the money in until the sunday (the third) before, then not including the rest of this week that's only $11.25 a week. Even if the due date's sooner you should still try to find the money - Wicked is really worth $90 if you can manage it.

If you can get your parents to pay, say, 5 dollars a week for you to do extra chores around the house, then you only need to find $6.25 elsewhere.

You're certainly old enough to babysit - my thirteen year old sister regularly babysits for one of her teachers. Ask around, maybe you could find someone - a teacher perhaps - who would be glad to pay you even a couple of dollars to watch their kids for a few hours. You wouldn't even necessarily have to watch them alone - half the time my sister's teacher drops her kids off at our house so mom and dad can be around if there's an emergency. It would be a really good way to earn money - my sister gets about sixty dollars for babysitting for about 2 hours.

Or if you know someone who lives close to you who has dogs you could offer to walk them for a little while every day. My sister's friend Emily walks a dog for about half an hour a few days a week and earns about 40 bucks a week doing it.

Um... I know my mother is willing to pay me around fifteen dollars if I'll rub her neck for a half hour. I don't know if your mom will but if she works at a desk, in front of a computer or otherwise spends a lot of time sitting up and reading, writing, or typing, or maybe has a hobby that involves her either hunching down or looking up/raising her arms (like painting, for example) she probably gets a stiff neck sometimes and might be willing to pay.

Maybe you could get together with your teacher and the rest of your class and have a fundraiser? Sometimes groups at our school will sell donuts or muffins and make a lot of money doing it. You could buy packs of mechanical pencils and sell them - you don't have to make a very big profit per pencil to make money, and probably lots of kids at school would be willing to pay, say 75 cents for a mechanical pencil. You could have a bake sale or tie-die shirts and sell them. I'm sure your teacher would be very open to fundraiser suggestions, as I bet you're not the only one panicking about the cost.

You could have a dinner - our youth group is fundraising for an Acquire the Fire trip, and we're getting parents to volunteer to help cook, wait tables, etc. Our youth paster printed out tickets with various prices (i.e., $5 for a single meal, $20 for a family of five or more) and we're selling tickets to the dinner to raise money. Teachers, friends, friend's parents and your parents, it turns out, are very open to laying down money to support a fundraiser and get a nice spaghetti meal. You could try that. 

You could sell candy! Everyone loves candy! Or popcorn... Especially if there's a sporting event going on. I'm not sure what kind of sports you've got going on at your school at the moment (ours is skiing, skiing, and swimming) but still...

I really hope this helps. If I think of anything else I'll post it. But trust me, if you can manage it, go. Wicked is way worth $90. 

submitted by TNÖ, age 15, Deep Space
(March 5, 2009 - 12:51 am)

Wow. If you weren't on this site, we really would not know what to do in life. Thank you, even though I'm not Laura. You amaze me. :):)


submitted by Paige
(March 6, 2009 - 2:14 pm)

TNÖ YOU ARE THE GREATEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Wow.  I'm (practically) speechless!!!!!!  I agree with Paige, we wouldn't survive without you.  :)

Ok, you have the mind of... well... ok, I don't have that kind of mind, so I can't tell you what kind of mind you've got (at least I can read a forty thousand [i think] page book in four hours)  (ok, I did that once, but still I'm a pretty fast reader)  (not to brag, of course)  (HEY, I can brag.  It's the only thing I've got to brag about)  (anyway, back to the point...) YOU ARE SO SMART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well.  You have the best advise in the world, but unfortunately, I'm a picky vegetarian home-schooler, and have to say what I can't do in that list.  Awful, I know.  I can't help it, it's in my blood.  (jewish grandmother syndrome)  (at least it gets weaker as you go down through generations) (gee, I'd hate to have met the first one...) (ANYWAY!) I am not much of a dog person (no offense, we're just not on speaking terms) I prefer cats, and often take care of people's cats and plants while they're away.  The only problem with that is, I can't drive until this summer, and even then, I can't do it by myself for quite a while, so getting around can be a problem.  

Babysitting, *shudder* is not for me.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE kids.  BUT *sigh* I get freaked out being in charge sometimes.  I know it sounds lame, but I can't help it.  I don't even like to sleep by myself.  I'm much more comfortable if someone else is in the room too.

Next, I would LOVE to sell candy *gleam in eye*, but seeing as I'm home-schooled, and don't do girl scouts, I don't have any trustworthy suppliers.  Also, I'm not much for talking to people I don't know.  or really people i do know...  I'm shy.  And pathetic, I know.  PLUS, I CAN'T EVEN SWIM!!!!!!  Not out of choice, of course.  If it was my decision, I'd have been swimming since I could first walk.  Maybe even sooner...

 Also, I don't go to church, or Temple, or anything, really, so that's also out of the question.


I'm sorry to put you through all that math (though, knowing your brain, it probably wasn't hard.  For me, I'd be cr... well, lets just say, it's not so easy for me) 


But, after all my nit-picking, I AM GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

My WONDERFUL, AMAZING, DARLING, SWEET, PERFECT, BEST IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE, SPECTACULAR, SINGING TEACHER, BOUGHT ME A TICKET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 Aahhh... I'm in a state of utter, (no, utter sounds like cows) , total bliss.

THANK YOU BETHANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did I mention she's the best?

Well, she is!!!

So yah, I'm going!!!!!

And, it's moved to May 16th.  Hmm...  See today was the deadline for seats, at four.  Right near the end of singing class, and she had to stop the class to call.  So, she had to order all the tickets for everybody going with her (they'll all pay her back on monday) and I was so sad, because two of our four person class were going, and as you well know, I wasn't.  So, as you can probably imagine, I was pretty forlorn.  I FEEL SO BAD, BUT WONDERFULLY HAPPY AT THE SAME TIME!!!!  So, she saw me sad, and because she's got a heart of... (what's better than gold?) ... anyway... she's uber sweet, AND SHE BOUGHT IT FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


How in the world did I happen to find the most wonderful singing teacher???   I'M SO LUCKY TO HAVE HER.  NOT JUST BECAUSE OF THE TICKETS, BUT BECAUSE SHE'S SO WONDERFUL ANYWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Oops, gotta stop.  Time for bed.  :)  See ya later. 

submitted by Laura M.!!!, age 15, Santa Rosa, Ca
(March 7, 2009 - 2:22 am)

YAY LAURA!!! I'm so happy for you!!!!! *gives Laura and Bethany big hugs*!!!!! :):):):):):):)

submitted by Julia, age 12, Oregon
(March 7, 2009 - 4:40 pm)

Wait, you're homeschooled, but your teacher bought you a ticket?!  Do mean like a drama teacher or something?!  You probably explain on the original post thingy, so I'll go check that.  Good-by. :):):)

submitted by Paige
(March 7, 2009 - 5:34 pm)