Saturday, February 28, 2009

One More To Go!

We only have one more night of the Wizard of Oz to go! And so far.. it's been the greatest experience I have ever had. I have made some of the best friends and best memories that I hope will last forever. It's unbelievable to see how many people have come to support me and the rest of the cast and crew! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have.
I thought it would be a complete relief when the show was over. Because that meant that I would get to come home everyday.. and sleep! And be with my family and friends. But honestly, I'm going to hate it when its over. I don't know what I'll do with myself. I just hope I can save the tears until after the show.. so I can my hundreds of pounds of make up on.
Love, Hunter Bug

Saturday, February 21, 2009

pocket positives

I think I may be getting sick again.. Not good! I have less than a week before the show.


"All things are possible until they are proved impossible- and even the impossible may only be so, as of now." - Pearl S. Black

"If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it on step at a time." - Marian Wright Edelman

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau

Believe me when I say
It will get easier one day.
Maybe not right away.
But you won't always have to pay.
Down to rest will this hurt lay,
And peace will feel at bay.

Believe me when I say
You have turned my life from gray.
Hearing your voice brightens my day.
With you, I will walk this pathway.

- Hunter Dawn Kanenwisher


Thursday, February 19, 2009

I Know Your Tired Of It..

You know. I know you are sick and tired of hearing about the Wizard of Oz and how that is going.. but honestly.. that's all I do around here! From the time I get out of school til 9 at night I am rehearsing. Today is Thursday.. So we got out of school at 1:45 and I don't have to get back to the school for another hour and a half. Today is officially ONE WEEK until the opening night of the show.. and I'm feelin the heat! On Wednesday we're performing for all of the elementary kids in the district. They will be coming in the middle of the school day to see a shortened version of the show.. and that's somewhat nerve-racking also.

Yesterday was the best though! At nine in the morning, the top 10 leads in the show (including our director Ms Blay, our student director Melissa Ridgeway, and our stage manager Bethany Fay) went to the Antioch Baptist Church and did a "sneak peek preview" of the Wizard of Oz for senior citizens. It was so much fun! They were great, and I think it was good for some of the cast to perform for more than just the munchkin's parents.

I think it's funny how ever since I was cast in the show, I haven't been called my actually name more than 5 times. My name is Dorothy. My teachers call me Dorothy, my friends call me Dorothy, the announcer that says my name over the intercom before I sing the National Anthem calls me Dorothy, etc. And I have a feeling its going to be sticking for a while.



Monday, February 16, 2009

To Chad

For those of you who do not know Mr. Chad Roberts, he is an extremely talented, fun young man.. and means a great deal to me.

It's up to You
If you think you're a winner you'll win,
If you dare to step out you'll succeed.
Believe in your heart, have a purpose to start,
Aim to help fellow men in need.
Thoughts of faith must replace every doubt,
Words of Courage and you cannot fail.
If you stumble and fall, rise and stand ten feet tall,
You determine the course that you sail.

I read this and immediately thought of Chad. I wish I could take credit for this quote.. but according to "Pocket Positives For Our Times" it was written by anonymous.. whoever the heck that is.
Chad, I know I've told you this before.. But you are probably one of the strongest people I know. You've had a lot thrown at you in the past couple months. And honestly.. I don't know many people who can take that much stuff. I am so proud of you and all you have been able to accomplish.. especially with the extreme pressure you have been under. Your a light to so many around you.. and I'll most definitely include myself in that. Everything is going to work out great.. I promise. Love you tons!
Love, Hunter Bug

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Climb

Now I'm not exactly the biggest and most firm believer in Miley Cyrus.. but we heard this song on the way from church today... and guess what? Miley done good. :)

The Climb: Miley Cyrus

I can almost see it.
That dream I'm dreamin
But there's a voice inside my head saying you'll never reach it.
Every step I'm taking.
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction.
My faith is shakin.
But I gotta keep tryin.
Gotta keep my head held high.

There's always gonna be another mountain.
I'm always gonna wanna make it move.
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose.
Ain't about how fast I get there.
Ain't about what's waitin on the other side.
It's the climb.

The struggles I'm facing.
The chances I'm taking.
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I'm not breaking.
I may not know it but these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah.
I Just gotta keep going.
And I gotta be strong.
Just keep pushing on 'cause,

There's always gonna be another mountain.
I'm always gonna wanna make it move.
Always gonna be an uphill battle
But Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose.
Ain't about how fast I get there.
Ain't about what's waitin on the other side.
It's the climb.

There's always gonna be another mountain.
I'm always gonna wanna make it move.
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes you're gonna have to lose.
Ain't about how fast I get there.
Ain't about what's waitin on the other side. I
t's the climb.

Keep on moving,
Keep climbing,
Keep the faith, Baby.

It’s all about,
It’s all about the climb.
Keep your faith,
Keep your faith.
Whoa, O Whoa.

Love, Hunter Bug

Saturday, February 14, 2009

In Case You Didn't Know

1. name? Hunter Bug
2. Nickname? Bug
3. Single or taken? taken! Toto has stolen my heart
4. Zodiac sign? Gemini
5. Male or female? Female
6. Elementary School? Northview
7. Middle School? New Mark
8. High School? Oak Park and Staley
9. Eye color? Green
10. Hair color? brown with blonde
11. Long or short hair? long
12. Shoe size? 7 1/2
13. Asthma? Nope
14. Health freak? psh. no.
15. Height? 5'2"
16. Do you have a crush on someone? maybe. if I told you I'd have to kill you
17. Do you like yourself? sometimes. :)
18. Have piercings? my ears
19. Tattoos? none
20. Righty or lefty? Righty
21. Sexual orientation?
22. School clique? Drama and Choir department. Lol
23. First piercing? you mean first attempt? 12 years
24. First best friend? God. Duh!
25. First movie? Ask my mom
26. First sport? soccer.. or swimming?
27. First pet? family? I think a cat? The Kanenwishers?
28. First concert? Styx!!!!!
29. First crush? again.. If I told you.. I'd have to kill you.
30. First kiss? my momma
31. First love? Tarzan!!!!
32. First broken heart? death of a loved one
33. First stitches? stitches? I'm too strong for stitches! They just used glue.
34. First broken bone? my pinky toe
35. First grade teacher? Mrs. McDonald
36. First car? the bug
37. First cell phone? 7th grade.
38. I'm eating? nothing.. too full
39. I'm drinking? nothing
40. I'm listening to? twilight soundtrack
41. I'm working on? not barfing
42. I'm waiting on? the school year to end
43. I'm wearing? nothing
44. I'm worried about? lots o stuff
46. I'm missing? my bestie
47. I'm anticipating? a freakin awesome show... I hope
48. Kids? depends on which ones
49. Marriage? San Diego temple
50. Career? high school drama teacher.
51. Pickle? tickle tickle
52. Penny? hairspray
53. Stop? what?
54. Donut? never again
55. Chicken Pox.
56. annoying
57. Debt? our economy
58. College? question mark?
59. Cupid? yeah right
60. 777? "one short of the big time" :) (if you have not seen pink panther you are crazy)
88. God? stupid question. of course!!!
89. Yourself? most of the time
90. Miracles? Yes.
91. Love at first sight? maybe
92. Heaven? oh yes
93. Santa? in a perfect world
94. Fairies? duh!
95. Kissing on the first date? noo!!
96. Angels? most definitely
97. Is there someone you want to be with right now? Yes!
98. Is Superman really better than Batman? No way jose!
99. Have you dated more than 1 person at the same time? No! Never will!
100. Will you tag at least 10 people in this note? probably not


lOvE, hUnTeR bUg

Friday, February 13, 2009


So we officially ended my little canned goods drive today. And I do have to say.. I cannot stop thinking about it. How worth it all the work was.. No matter how stressful or overwhelming at some points. And how happy, I'm sure, Megan is that I actually had the will power to get it done. But overall, I don't feel like it's complete yet. Like, this project isn't over and I still have more to do. Sure, I have to write down a couple things, sum up the project and everything I did, people involved, how many people donated, etc. But I really do feel like there are more cans to collect.. more smiles to put on peoples' faces.. More hours to put it. I think this is what service is supposed to feel like. Your never through helping others.. and doing all you can to.. Oh I don't, provide someone with a meal for them and their family. I think this is something that I want to continue doing. Maybe a few times a year.

And so, as they say.. When one door closes, another one opens.

Thank you to everybody that donated/helped with this drive. I'm sure if Megan were here to run this.. She would have done it 10 times better than me. Words cannot express how thankful I am for the opportunity I had to do this service in her honor. And I know she would have done it for me. :)

Love, Hunter Bug


CONGRADULATIONS CHLOE LYNN KANENWISHER, Oak Park High School almost gradute.. and soon to be Freshman at.....


We"re coming!!

Today is the day! If you have cans for me, my mom, and my awesome Kearney Boys to pick up... LEAVE THEM ON YOUR PORCH! I'll tell you how it goes later!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Improving!.. In Some Parts

Oz!- Today's rehearsal went rather well! We practiced with the pit (orchestra) for the first time on stage. And I found myself talking to Sophie (aka Toto) while off stage..... (my mic was on.. so EVERYONE in the audience could hear me). We're startin to step up our game. And Oz is finally looking like a show! :)

National Anthem- Sang that again tonight. Woo.

I don't understand how one day the weather can be so unbelievably warm and nice, and the next day.. It's raining. And it's cold.. and sucky outside. Same goes for my mood- and the way I look at stuff. Cool analogy ay? I cannot wait until summer. It's going to be grrreat!

Today's pocket positive:

"Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."

good pocket positive.

Love, Hunter Bug

Monday, February 9, 2009

Love, Miss Dorothy Gale

Dear Cast and Crew of the "Wizard of Oz",
As I'm sure you all know, as of tomorrow, February 10, we have 7 rehearsals until our dress rehearsals of our final product of Staley High School's first ever musical production. That being said.. let me refresh your memory of everything that needs to be done in that time period..
- faster set changes
- memorization
- blocked scenes
- lighting and music cues (which requires the lighting system to magically fix itself)
- music learned
- make-up ordered
- set pieces built
- longer attention spans developed
- costumes come in

Need I continue?

7 REHEARSALS PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET ER DONE!!!!

Love, Miss Dorothy Gale :) :)

AND on that note! Headin off to family home evening (aka going to dinner.. I believe?)

Oh! And another thing! If you want tickets... tell me immediately! Because we are pretty much sold out.. so pick a day (February 26th, 27th, 28th), find your self 7 buckaroos per person, and I will TRY to get you the best seats possible at the moment!

Love, Hunter Bug

Sunday, February 8, 2009

What's A Bug To Do??

Recently, at school, the upper class man (that includes me because we don't have seniors this year) have been taking all of the mock tests for the ACT and SAT. And I'm not going to lie.. I pretty much rocked the tests. So much that I'm already starting to get contacted by schools and stuff like that, saying they are interested. I know every high school kid goes this at least a couple times.. But these colleges in particular are a few of the only other colleges I've ever considered going to besides BYU. WHAT'S A BUG TO DO?? I know where I should go, and where my family wants me to go. But what about all of these other opportunities and options I have. I don't want to limit myself, yet I don't want to go to a college that will cause me to do things that maybe I wouldn't do attending a Mormon college (although I know I wouldn't do them). See my dilemma? It's never too early to pick this stuff out, and start deciding. As a matter of fact, it's a perfect time. Ugh!

I'm really not liking this whole church starts at one and ends at four thing.

Love, Hunter Bug

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Good Luck!

Dear Sissy,

I'm so proud of you and all you have accomplished. So I'm going to suck it up (the cramps, the coughing, the sneezing and wheezing) and I'm gonna come see you today. How could I have possibly thought that I would miss you, and your senior year in Oak Street at Northwest? After all, it could very well be the last time I see you perform on stage. You are, in fact, leaving in a few months. And I'm going to miss you.. terribly. I don't know if I'll be able to live without our famous "Chloe and Hunter" talks when you come home from a date, and that last til 1 in the morning. I don't know what I'm going to do when I get those sudden Panda cravings, and I have no one to share them with. And what about when I get mad at mom.. or Bridger.. or dad? Who am I going to complain to? :) To sum it up, I don't want you to leave! Not yet anyways. I feel like I'm slowly losing a part of me; a part of me that took a freaking long time to mold into place. Yes, we still have a little while. And we still have tons of stuff that we need to get in trouble for. And we still have plenty of those fights that take us literally a minute to get over. Oh! And don't forget we have all summer to fight over the bug! But I promise you, I'll make them memorable. :) And I promise you, I'll keep trying to maintain my spot as your favorite sis. :p Out of anyone, you are my top best friend and always will be my #1!

You are my sister.
My #1 friend.
My partner in crime.
A love that will never end.
You are my floaties
So I can't possibly sink in the water.
You've created something special.
Those moments we say, "Oh Tarter!"
You are my inspiration
Something that can't be replaced.
My colleague, teacher, and best pal.
Forever, we are laced.

Good luck today blowie!!!!

Love, Hunter Bug

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Schedule for Sleep

I realized something while talking to a few of my friends today (yes I have them). Every time someone asks me how my day is going, I ALWAYS say EXHAUSTING. Doesn't that just sound like a perfect day?.. Exhausting! I'm running out of hours to sleep. So I have made a decision.. that I hope I won't end up regretting. Oak Street (Oak Park's Show Choir, that Chloe is in) is performing at Northwest State University on Saturday.. and we all know that they are going to do amazingly well. We'll drive up to Northwest and see them perform then wait to see if they make finals, which we will then wait for and watch them perform in. There is one downside this; making the trip up there, staying there for a few hours (more then likely more than a FEW hours) and then make the trip back. Doesn't that sound.. Oh I don't know.. EXHAUSTING? No sir! That is NOT for me. I actually have been really excited to go up there and watch them perform because I have only seen them once this year. And they were spectacular! But I absolutely, positively, without a doubt need to get MORE sleep. Plus I need some more time to look over a few of my lines that I have been missing.

My mom and I will be coming around TOMORROW and delivering bags for the canned food drive for Megan's Personal Progress! So be expecting a bag sitting on your front porch by tomorrow night! If you don't find one by the following morning and would like one, please contact one of us; either through our blogs or telephone!!! <3

Until next time! Whenever that may be!

Love, Hunter Bug

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Been A While

Woah! Hello there! It's been a little while! Busy busy busy.. you know?

Choir, musical, friends, family, church, being sick, homework.. the list goes on and on!

A little over a week ago, one of my friend's friends (eh?) died in a car accident while he was driving drunk. I knew the young man, but never really got to actually KNOW him, so it wasn't too much of a blow. When she told me about the gruesome accident, she cried uncontrollably; showing me pictures of him and sobbing into my shoulder. And you know what? I could sit there and comfort her.. and let her know that everything is okay. He's not really gone.. just on "vacation", and that she will, in fact, see him again. It's sometimes hard to comfort others when they are grieving, knowing I feel that pain. But then I think back over to my patriarchal blessing, and how it says that it is one of my duties to help those in need, and especially those who are grieving... it makes it sooo much easier! (Thanks again Grandpa Argyle!!)

22 days until the opening night of the Wizard of Oz!
I'm freaking out!!!!!! I feel like I don't know my part at all! And that is definitely not a good thing. But we are officially starting to sell tickets to the public on the 7th...? I believe.

This weekend!!
I think my mom and I will be bringing the bags around for the food drive to everyone's houses so that ya'll don't feel like it's a huge rush! After the next week passes, we will come around and pick them up on February the 12th so that the food can be delivered by Valentines Day. :)

Well, I still have tons of homework to get done and dinner waiting.

Bug... OUT!

Love, Hunter Bug