Thursday, December 31, 2009
I hope you all have a great last day of 2009! Have you made New Year's resolutions? I don't usually keep mine (like most people), but I'm determined to in 2010. My New Year's resolution is to update this blog regularly, and work on my fanfiction more often (hopefully at least once or twice a week). Hopefully this year I'll actually keep it!
I'll tell you how my New Year's Eve and New Year's went tomorrow!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I haven't read any of Dear John by Nicholas Sparks or watched any of Naruto.
Since I have nothing else to talk about, I'll recommend fanfictions instead:
The first is You Want To Make A Memory? by Potter on fanfiction.mugglenet.com. It's a Maurader Era fanfiction. It starts in their first year, and Harry's been born where it is now. It's still ongoing, but obviously it will probably be finished soon.
Bending the Fish and Fishing For Rocks by guyw1tn0nam3 on fanfiction.net. It's a Tokka fanfiction. It's actually a set of drabbles that goes along with their other fanfiction. You should check out both.
And last but not least, Someday the dream will end by tdfireproof on fanfiction.net. It's a Leah/Embry fanfiction. There's a sequel called The first day without a sun which isn't finished yet, but they're currently writing What Fate took from Embry which is kind of follows same story as the others but some things are changed. You should read all three! Just as a warning though, the first is rated T, but the other two are rated M.
I hope you check out the fanfictions!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
You might know how Burger King had those New Moon value meals (I don't know if they still do or not). I got one a long time ago and one of the coupons that comes with it is for free stickers from cafepress.com. My sister got hers a while ago, but I hadn't got mine yet. I finally ordered them today. I can't wait to get my Team Jacob stickers!
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks:
I finished chapter four. I really like it right now. It's cool because I've been to where the book takes place (North Carolina) on vacation, and bought books about the area while there (I buy books on where I go every time I travel). Because of that, I know about all the places they talk about going and stuff. It's pretty cool to read a book and know a little about the area where they're at.
I'm off to work on my fanfic. I forgot yesterday (oops!), so I really need to work on it today.
Monday, December 28, 2009
The first one is fmylife.com. It's a site were people share stories about horrible things have happened to them. It sounds really depressing, but for some reason I (and a lot of other people) actually find it interesting.
The second is mylifeisaverage.com. This is a site were people share stories of things that have happened to them. They're usually things that could happen to anyone, but most of them are hilarious.
Next is mylifeisg.com. It's just like the others except people share stories of things that have happened to them that made them realize their life is good. Another great site that's a lot like this one is givesmehope.com. It's basically the same thing, but a lot of those have to do with things people see others do.
The last two are just like the other sites, but averagewizard.com is for Harry Potter fans and mylifeistwilight.com is for Twilight fans. On those sites, people share (usually funny) stories of things that have happened to them that is Harry Potter or Twilight related.
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks:
I finshed chapter 2. It's getting better, and I'm getting more into it. I want to know what happens, but I'm not to the point were I can't put the book down.
Now, I'm going to go watch Naruto episode 25.
I just finished episode 25. It was awesome! I loved it! I can't wait for the 2nd test!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I went to church today. Not exciting because I go to church every Sunday, but something happened that wasn't like every other Sunday. Some elderly lady fainted in the middle of mass. It was freaky. I was just listening to the priest and then all of a sudden there's this boom. I knew someone had fallen, but I couldn't really see anything. The whole church was looking around. Father kept going, but when he got to the point where we're supposed to go up to communion he stopped. Meanwhile, someone had called 911, and some others were helping the lady. She was kind of laying in the aisle. Father went down there for a little bit. After a while, he went back up on the altar and said we'd continue with communion, but some people were going to have to walk through a pew because the lady was in the aisle. Then a paramedic came, and he was helping her when mass ended and everyone left. I hope she's alright. And that was the only remotely interesting thing to happen to me today.
The sad thing, I've done absolutely nothing today, but I didn't read any of Dear John, watch any of Naruto, or write anything for my fanfic. All I've done is read fanfic and do other stuff on the computer. I'm probably going to read some of Dear John tonight though. I may even watch an episode of Naruto. I'll see.
Sadly, with it being Christmas break, I'm probably not going to be doing anything all week (until New Year's Eve at least). I'm determined to start working on chapter seven of my fanfic tomorrow.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wow. I have no idea what that was. I just started typing and that's what happened. I blame it on being tired. I slept in pretty late this morning, but I don't think it really made up for the lack of sleep on Christmas Eve. Please ignore that first paragraph. (Although if you're celebrating either of those holidays, I hope you're having fun!)
I did nothing all day (partly because half the day was spent sleeping). We did go eat at Red Lobster for my mom's birthday, but that's about it. Hopefully, tomorrow I won't be so tired, and will have something more interesting to say.
I watched episode 24: Start Your Engines: The Chunin Exam Begins. I thought it was hilarious! (And it wasn't just lack of sleep.) I enjoyed Naruto before, but these last few episodes have made me like it even more. *Spoilers* I find it hilarious that everyone's cheating, but Naruto refuses to cheat because he doesn't want to get kicked out. I hope he doesn't ruin things for them (although I have a feeling he won't).
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks:
I've read part of chapter 2, but I didn't finish it. I'll talk about the chapter after I'm done.
Friday, December 25, 2009
I woke up at about 7:30 this morning. That's the latest I've probably ever woken up on Christmas. My sister usually wakes me up at about 5 in the morning, but this morning she didn't wake anyone up. I was the last in my family to wake up.
I got a bunch of awesome presents! I won't list them all here (but I think I twittered everyone of them). My favorites were definitely my new phone (with a full keyboard!), a Hufflepuff tie, and my class ring. I got a whole bunch of books! At this rate, I'll never finish all the books I'm getting. I've got to finish Dear John before I start any of those books though. The strangest (but awesome) gift I got was an owl candle.
We watched the Disney Parks Christmas Parade. I wish I was in Florida or California. everyone was wearing Summer clothes!
After opening presents, my sister and I played Mario cart which I suck at. Considering I was playing against my sister (who has never driven before) and I have a permit you'd think I'd win, but I came in last each time. My 10 year old brother even did better than me. (In my defense though he's really good at video games).
I watched four episodes of season 8 of Little House (which I got on DVD). I also played my Harry Potter DVD game that I got. I sucked. I didn't get passed anything.
Later, my grandma came over and we at dinner. After dinner, my sister, grandma, mom, and I played Apples to Apples which my sister had gotten. That is a pretty hilarious game. I'd never played before.
And after finishing playing, my grandma went home, and I came up to my room to write this blog. That's pretty much it.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Yesterday, after posting my last blog, I finally updated my fanfic for the first time in four and a half months! Yay! I may get started on chapter seven tomorrow, or I may not since it's Christmas.
The majority of my day was spent watching Christmas movies on ABCFamily and starting to read Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (which I'll talk more about later).
I went to Christmas Eve mass. We left at about 3:15 but mass didn't start until four. We got there 45 minutes early and it was still packed! We had to sit in the back were they'd put extra chairs and you couldn't see anything. My sister sang with the children's choir. She did really good especially considering she had been (and still is) sick. She had to sing a solo, and was freaking out yesterday because my mom said if she was still running a fever she wasn't allowed to go. Luckily, she got well enough to sing. This year's the last year she can be in children's choir, so it would've sucked if she couldn't have sung.
After mass, we went to my grandma's house to celebrate Christmas with my dad's side of the family. We do secret santa each year so everyone only gets two presents (my grandma gets something for everybody). This year, I got money from my grandma. My cousin who got my name got me season six of Little House on DVD. I'm apparently supposed to be getting books, but they didn't come in time. They said they'd get them to me later. It was a whole lot of fun spending time with my family.
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks:
I finished the first chapter. I like it, but I'm not really into it yet. I'm sure it'll get better. I am kind of interested to find out what happens after how chapter one intended. (I was trying to make that not a spoiler for people who haven't read it, but I may have just made it confusing. Oh well.)
Only an hour until Christmas. I haven't even showered yet! I'm extremely tempted to just go to bed, but I know I'll never take one in the morning. At this rate, I'll still be up when Santa comes. It's happened before though (although I think it was the Easter bunny). The dogs woke me and my brother up in the middle of the night before Easter. I found my brother wondering the hallway because my parents weren't in bed. (I still don't know what had happened to them. Must have been helping the Easter bunny.) Anyway, I had my brother lay down with me until my mom came back. I wonder if my brother ever suspected anything?
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I've basically just watched movies on ABCFamily all day. I've watched Santa Baby, Santa Baby 2, and Prep and Landing. Right now I'm watching Miracle on 34th Street with my sister.
Once this goes off I'm going to watch the new episode of Naruto Shippuden on Disney XD. It's kind of weird that I'm watching the dubbed version when it's so far ahead, but I want to see them. Even if I get confused some times.
As soon as I'm done writing this, I'm going to edit chapter six of my fanfic. I'm determined to upload it to fanfiction.net tonight! It'll be like a Christmas present to everyone who reads it (which is sadly only one person that I know of).
Tomorrow's Christmas Eve! I'm so excited! I love Christmas Eve mass and one side of my family's getting together at my grandma's.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The fanfiction won't be ending after those five chapters, but there will be a new arc in the storyline I guess. Azula will still be the main villian (I hope that doesn't give to much away), but different things will be happening. I guess you could think of it like a different season in a TV show.
I'm a little worried because I'm going to have to write fight scenes in just a couple chapters, and I've never done that before. Also (SLIGHT SPOILERS) some characters are going to be tortured. I have no idea how to write that, but I will do my best and hope it's good!
I'm going to go try and write some now!
Finals in AP world history and art were both pretty easy. I think I got at least a B on both finals. Mrs. Schroeder (the art teacher) even gave us brownies since it was the last day! Although it's not actually my last day since I'm taking another art class the second half of the year. Not fun since I hate art. I have no artistic ability at all no matter what Mrs. Schroeder or my parents say about the horrible paintings and things I bring home.
I gave my best friend Summer her present. She gave me the Twilight journals! They're pretty cool. There's one journal for each book, and each journal has quotes from the book it goes with.
We watch a movie (Mr. Deeds I think it's called) in chemistry. Mrs. Sanders wasn't there which was sad. She's one of my favorite teachers and it was the last day in chemistry.
The final in geometry wasn't that hard. I got an 88% (B). Mr Schulte grades quickly. He had them graded almost as soon as we finished. I wish the other teachers could be that quick. He gave us candy canes too.
The only other class is health, and all we did in there was watch some boring video. I'm glad that class is over. It's so boring that half the class sleeps, and the other half is trying very hard not to fall asleep. (I'm the second, but I think there was one time I feel asleep for a few seconds. It's so hard to stay awake when the teacher starts ranting!)
For the last half hour of fourth block, we had a Christmas assembly/program. It was awesome! Wyatt sang a song about Hanukkah just like last year. I'm not sure if he wrote it or got it from somewhere, but it's hilarious. The French II class sang some Christmas carols in French. Daniel played the guitar. He is an amazing guitar player! Better than a lot of professionals even. The Rebel Singers (they're our school's show choir) sang the Glee version of Don't Stop Believing. They were amazing! They were good last year, but amazing this year. Everyone loved it. Then the teachers showed one of those videos were you take someone's picture, put it on an elf's body, and the elf dance. You know what I'm talking about? The had the vice principal, principal, guidance counselor, and this guy who works at the school but I don't actually know what he does (I know he's not a teacher). It was hilarious!
If you're an Avatar fan who ships Tokka, you should read I'd Lie by Kyoshi7989 on fanfiction.net. It's a real world Tokka fic. (Meaning it takes place in a world like ours not the Avatar world, so no bending.) It's completed, and she just started a sequel the other day although she's not promising to actually finish the sequel. It doesn't matter. Even though the sequel's awesome, the first stands on it's own fine. The fic is awesome. I love her Toph and Sokka so much! In fact, you should read it even if you don't ship Tokka! You could probably read it even if you're not an Avatar fan and still understand everything. (Not that I'm trying to hard to get you to read it or anything...)
I'm so glad school's out for Christmas break! I'm staying up late tonight, and sleeping in tomorrow!
Only three more days till Christmas!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tomorrow I have AP World History, Intro to 2D Art, and Geometry finals. Our geometry teacher had us figure out what our final grade will be based on what we get on the final. I figured out that I can get a 50% on the final and still pass the class with an 87%, so I'm not worried about that at all. (Not that I'm planning to get a 50%!)
We watched the Brady Bunch in world history. It'd been so long since I've seen that show! I used to watch it every day when I was little. I don't know if it even comes on TV anymore.
My best friend Summer gave people bags of candy for Christmas today, so I've been eating chocolate since I got home. She said she'd bring my present tomorrow, and I need to remember to take hers too.
Only one more day of school left, and four more days till Christmas!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I didn't do much today except go to church and a confirmation class.
I don't think it hit me how close it is to Christmas until right before church when I realized it was the last Sunday of Advent. Only five more days! And only two days of school!
I'm really stressed out about finals tomorrow and Tuesday. I have chemistry and health tomorrow. Health will be easy, but I'm a little worried about chemistry. I still can't name the strong acids and bases, and I hope I don't get the formulas mixed up. Does anyone even remember chemistry after high school? I know most people don't know the difference between a single replacement reaction and a synthesis reaction, or the idea gas law. (If anyone does I'd be really impressed.) Just have to keep in mind that when I make it through finals it's Christmas break!
For some reason I decided to watch Avatar today. Maybe it's because I was so stressed about finals. I watched Ember Island Players and parts one and two of Sozin's Comet. I would have watched all of Sozin's Comet, but I had to go to confirmation. Before today, I hadn't watched Avatar in months. I think I feel in love with it all over again. I was so stressed out, but it cheered me up. I laughed so much. I just wish I could have finished Sozin's Comet.
We had a confirmation class today. I'm Catholic and we have to go to classes before we get Confirmed (Confirmation's one of the seven sacraments where you recieve the Holy Spirit). This is my secong and last year. I'll be confirmed in May. Today, we talked about scripture. I thought it would be even more boring than usual (and it's usually pretty boring) because my best friend wasn't going and I had (and still have) a horrible headache. It actually ended up being pretty funny though. That may just be because I was super tired, and I find everything funny when I'm tired.
Yesterday, I posted about talking about Naruto and books, well I may post about fanfiction to. I read a whole lot of fanfic (Harry Potter, Avatar, and Twilight mainly). I probably won't talk about it in detail just recomend some good ones I've read every so often.
I haven't begun readiing Dear John yet, so I don't have anything to say about it yet.
Episode 23 of Naruto:
I really liked episode 23. I lot of people have said the this arc is their favorite and I can see why. A whole lot of new chracters are being introduced, and you're finding out some cool information. My only problem is I have a hard time remebering characters names especially when they're Japanese names, and it's even harder when there are 20 new characters in an episode. I only remember a few of the new characters names. I'm sure I'll get them eventually.
It's interesting watching these episodes when I already know a lot of spoilers (I've read stuff on the internet and seen some of the American dub on Disney XD). I may have more to say on this episode tomorrow (because I'm determined to blog again!) when I'm hopefully not as tired and don't have a horrible headache.
I think that's all. I'm off to study for my chemistry final some more. Those acids and bases are really annoying me!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I'm currently watch all of Naruto. (I think I mentioned that in a previous post.) I think in each of my posts I'll post a little review on what I thought of the last episode(s) I watched since the last post. I'm currently on episode 23. (I have a long, long way to go.)
I'll also post reviews on whatever book I'm reading. I'm about to start reading Dear John by Nicholas Sparks, so that will be the first one. I also belong to goodreads.com, so I already post reviews of books I read on there. This will be as I'm reading though whereas those are just my over all view of the book once I finish.
I may include spoilers of the Naruto episode or the book, but I'll put a warning before any spoilers.
By the way, I know the Twitter thing on the side is messed up. I don't know how to fix it. I may just end up removing it.
There was a point where I said I was going to give up on this blog completely because I should spend the time I use to update on working on my fanfiction (which hasn't been updated for longer then this blog). It's easier to write a blog though. I need to come up with a plan on when to blog and when to write my fanfic. It would make things easier. I try, but then just give up. I wonder if there's any one who even cares about my fanfic now. I promise to update it at some point! Hopefully, I'll get some writing done over Christmas break!
Speaking of Christmas, I'm so excited! Only six days!
I've been having so many problems with my laptop lately! I hate it! It's gotten better, but it's still really slow and won't let me watch videos. If it does happen to let me watch a video, then the video skips so much that you can barely understand it. I've gotten so behind on my Youtube subscriptions.
Going back to writing. Bellaandedward.com is writing a book, and they want fans to send things in for it. It would be pretty cool to be published in a book, so I may do that. It wouldn't be a longer term thing, so it wouldn't interefere with this blog or my fanfic much. The only thing is, I wouldn't be updating my fanfic over Christmas break. So, we'll see if I do that or not.
Finals are Monday and Tuesday! Monday I have chemistry and health finals. Health will be nothing, but I'm a little worried about chemistry. I got a C on my last chemistry final (Or midterm I guess. We call them finals, but they're actually midterms.) I should study this weekend, but it's Saturday night and I haven't bothered to. I have confirmation tomorrow, so who knows if I'll study tomorrow either. That's not good... I'll try to study tonight.
A lot has happened in the two months, but I think I'm going to stop there. I don't think I'm missing anything huge.
Oh wait! The Half-Blood Prince DVD! It was awesome! I loved all the special features, and watching the movie again was great!
Okay. Now I think I'm done. I'll try to update more often, but I'm not promising anything.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I realized that I mentioned my speech in my last blog, but not the other finals I took. I took two other finals Monday and one on Tuesday. I got an A- on my J.K. Rowling speech. Which is great because, since it was considered my final, it counted as 20% of my final grade in the class. I'm not entirely sure what my final grade in speech is though.
My world history final actually ended up being really easy. My art final was really easy too. I haven't seen my grade on either one yet, but I'm not worried.
My geometry final wasn't hard, but it was long. I got an A on it which I'm really happy about it. I know that my final grade in there is an A as well.
I took my chemistry final on Tuesday. I found out today that I got a C. It didn't surprise me at all. I had an A- in chemistry all nine weeks, but the final brought it down to a B+. It's still a good grade though, so I'm not complaining.
Today, I took the PSATs. I was really worried, but they were a lot easier than I expected. I think I did pretty good. Everyone else was complaining about the English part because they said they didn't know any of the words, but I knew a majority of them. Just shows you that reading a lot pays off.
I started health today which I'm taking now that speech is over. (They're both only nine week classes.) It seems like it will be very boring. I had to try really hard to stay awake through the whole class. All we talked about was how not only your physical health is important. You should make sure you have good mental/emotional and social health too. I don't know how they dragged that out for at least 5 pages, but they managed to. It also doesn't help that almost every annoying kid in my grade is in that class.
As you can tell, my last few days have pretty much been taken up by school. I can not wait for fall break. Even if it is only a Friday and a Monday.
My school is playing our biggest rival in football this Friday, and I'm looking forward to going to the game. I have to babysit during this mission my church is having tomorrow too. I'm not really looking forward to that.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday I went to see Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D! I didn't think I was going to get to see it for a while, so I'm really happy that I got to go. My best friend Summer and her step-sister Jelaine went too.
Remember how I mentioned Summer's obsession with the baby dolls? Well, her and Jelaine each got one. They even carried them into the theater and held them the whole time. I've never got so many weird looks in my life. The whole thing was pretty hilarious!
Toy Story was awesome! I never really enjoyed the Toy Story movies when I was little which is why I haven't watched them in forever. Turns out, there were a lot of jokes in those movies that I didn't get when I was little. They weren't bad or anything, they just didn't make sense when I was little. I can't wait for Toy Story 3!
I presented my speech on J.K. Rowling in class today. I went over the time limit and messed up a few times. I'll probably find out my grade tomorrow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get at least a B. This speech counts for 20% of my grade!
I really hope I'm not getting sick again. My throat started hurting last night and it hurt even worse today. I've already been sick recently, so hopefully, it goes away soon.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I'm also mad at myself because I haven't updated my Avatar fanfiction (which can be found here) in about two months. I've worked on it since then, but I haven't even worked on it in about a month. The chapter I'm working on is when the main action starts happening though, so I want to get it just right. If you read my story, a very important character is about to make their first appearance in the story. I've for shadowed it in earlier chapters, so you may have figured out who it is.
I've started posting videos on Youtube since my last blog. You can find them here. I'm not sure how often I'll post videos, and the two videos I have up now aren't that great. Please subscribe anyway!
I turned in my Beta Club dues in Friday, so I guess I'm officially a member of the Beta Club now.
Today, Regina, Summer, and I all worked at the Apple Fest (a local festival here) for Key Club. We were in the kiddie games area. Summer and I worked at the goldfish booth for a while, but we ran out of goldfish. Then, we ended up working at a paint spinner thing. Basically, we put a paper plate on this thing that spun around really fast and the kids squirted paint on it to make designs. I have paint all over my hands now.
There was this lady selling really nice baby dolls that she made herself. The cheapest are $100. Summer, being 15 and still obsessed with baby dolls, went to her booth to stare at them at least five times. She talked her dad into buying her one, and she texted me for probably a few hours asking me all these questions about what she should name it. It's a little scary how much she's obsessed.
I'm probably going to see Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D tomorrow! I'm so happy! I though for a while that I wouldn't be able to see it! No one in my family would go see it with me either. Summer said she'll go. I don't think she cares about the movie at all. She just thinks it's cool that there's an intermission.
I really want to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs before it's out of theaters too. There are a couple of other movies I want to see, but I'd be fine to wait until we can rent them or see them on TV. They're all getting bad reviews anyway. Of course, The Time Traveler's Wife got bad reviews and I really liked it. Who knows.
I just saw the teaser trailer for Toy Story 3 the other day. I'm actually really excited about it even though I don't really like the other Toy Story movies that much. (Yet I'm excited to see them in 3D tomorrow... I'm an odd person. Or a really sentimental person who wants to see a movie I watched when I was little in the movie theater and in 3D. Either way, I'm still odd.)
I actually haven't mentioned this to anyone or even Twittered about (shocking I know), but I watched the first episode of Naruto last night. I'd only ever seen a few minutes of Naruto before, and from the way people in the Avatar fandom had talked about I didn't want to watch it. They hadn't said bad things, it was just the way they described it made it sound like something I wouldn't like. I hear about it in the Avatar fandom all the time, and now that I'm a fan of Ouran I hear about it even more. I decided to at least watch the first episode. I'm going to watch the second a little later tonight. I'm not really into it right now, but the first episode kind of intrigued me.
*There are spoilers for the first episode of Naruto and the seventh Harry Potter book in the next paragraph.*
I find the fact that Naruto has a demon inside of him. Since I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, it obviously reminds me of Harry having a piece of Voldemort's soul in him. There's also the fact they're both orphans, but that's a really common thing in stories. Since I hear about it all the time, I already know some things that are going to happen. I don't know it I'll watch all 220 episodes (and that's just part 1) or not, but I am at least a little interested.
I think that's all I have to say although I do feel like I'm forgetting something. I always do when I write one of these.
And I am forgetting something. I wanted to mention my speech. On Monday, I give my final speech in speech class. It could be on anyone or thing we wanted, so of course I chose J.K. Rowling. If you follow me on Twitter, or I may have even blogged about it before. I always have a problem with getting under the time limit in my speeches. I practiced this speech today, and went almost twice as long as I was supposed to! Now I have to cut the speech down. I feel like everything in it is important though. I guess that's the problem with talking about one of your heros, you want everyone to know everything about them. Hopefully, I'll be able to cut it down.
I also have to dress up for this speech. I'm not looking forward to wearing dress clothes all day at school on Monday.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I woke up a about eight this morning (which means I got less than seven hours of sleep) because my brother and his friend who spent the night were playing some fighting game and being very loud. I think the lack of sleep is the main thing causing the bad day.
My grandma is buying a house and we went to go see it. We couldn't go in, but it looked awesome from the outside. There was a sliding glass door that we peeked in and what we saw of the inside looked nice too.
We went to Walmart on our way home. My sister, Regina, and I fought over a New Moon poster (there was only one left), and that's when I really got in a bad mood.
That's pretty much all I've done today. My town is having a Halloween festival thing later, but I don't think I'm going. It doesn't sound like there will be much there except food and a band I've never heard of that may or may not be good.
I finished the book I was reading. It's called Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt. I really enjoyed it and recommend reading it.
Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D came out Friday, and is only in theaters for two weeks. I want to see it so badly! I'm not even sure if I'll be able too! There are a lot of other movies I want to see too, but I doubt I'll get to see most of them.
Mugglenet.com (a Harry Potter fansite) turned 10 years old this week! Can you believe that!? I can't believe it's been that long! (Not that I was even in the fandom then. I was six.) Emerson, the creator od Mugglenet, was only 12. I wish I'd created a popular site like that at 12.
Speaking of fansites, voting for the Twisite Awards is happening right now, so if you're a Twilight fan then you should vote for your favorite Twilight fansites! You can vote here.
Director James Wood is talking about filming a new movie that will star Kristen Stewart. I love Kristen Stewart as an actress, and am excited about the movie because of that. The main thing I think is cool though, it takes place in a small town in Indiana. For those who don't know, I live in a small town in Indiana. It doesn't seem like movies or books ever take place in Indiana, so this is really cool. I remember reading a book once that took place in Indiana, and the town sounded a lot like ours. In fact, I pictured our town while reading. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world.
I think that's all I have to say. I hope this post wasn't depressing or anything because of my bad mood. I actually feel kind of better after writing this though.
Friday, September 25, 2009
I finished The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen about five days ago. It was so awesome! I recommend everyone (at least teen girls) read it! It's about a girl named Macy whose father died a year and a half ago, but she's still really depressed about it. She's been trying to be perfect since then. She makes some new friends (including a boy named Wes) one summer and learns "the truth about forever" hence the title of the book. I'm sure you can find better summaries online.
Today wasn't all that great of a day. It wasn't bad really, just normal, but it is now probably the best day I've had in a while. You want to know why? J.K. Rowling got a Twitter account! Her username is jk_rowling if you want to follower her.
I think that's it. I know I'm going to remeber stuff as soon as I post this, but if I forgot anything to important, I'll just write another blog.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I gave my speech in speech class on Thursday and was only in the time limit by 12 seconds. I got pretty lucky! I found out I got an A on it Friday!
Friday was also Homecoming which means we had a pep rally during school. Key Club was sponsoring a contest where one of the teachers had to kiss a donkey. My best friend and I (We're members of Key Club by the way.) were working the table were they came up to put money in the jar for which teacher they want to win. Mr. Collins, the guidance counselor, came up with a huge bag of coins, and asked me to open the top of Mrs. Damm's (She's the teacher in charge of Key Club) jar, so he could pour the money in.
Another teacher (I don't know his name) came over and asked Mr. Collins what he was doing. Mr. Collin's replied, "She started this! She's going to have to kiss the donkey!" Each teacher was with partners and this teacher happened to be Mrs. Damm's partner, so he didn't put any money in. He was laughing though.
Then, my chemistry teacher, Mrs. Sanders, walked by and Mr. Collins called over to her and told her to come over. She did, and he told her she should put money in. Mrs. Sanders sayed she didn't have much money, but she would put a few coins in. She didn't put them in Mrs. Damm's though. I can't even remember whose she put it in.
Later on, the vice principal, Mrs. Gladish, came over with a big bag of coins and poured them in too. It was hilarious how they were all ganging up on Mrs. Damm. A little while after Mrs. Gladish left, Mrs. Damm walked by and Summer called for her to come over to the table. She did, and Summer said, "Look what they did."
Mrs. Damm was like, "Did they put my jar in front?" Which they had put her's in front of everyone else.
"Yeah," Summer said, "But lift it up. It's really heavy." Mrs. Damm did and started laughing. She looked inside and saw that there was even a ten dollar bill in there. She walked over to where a few teachers were standing and they started giving each other a hard time. Needless to say, Mrs. Damm had to kiss a donkey that afternoon.
I actually went to the game that night. It was the first football game I'd been to since 5th or 6th grade, and only my second I've ever been too. We won! We were playing against the third best team in the state too! We're undefeated so far! I don't really care about sports at all, but I still think that's pretty awesome!
That ended up being longer than I thought it would.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Nothing has really happened this past few days. Sadly, the highlight of the past two days for me was Twilight (Well, Catherine Hardwick really, but still), Dan Radcliffe, and Emma Watson all making it in the Guinness Book of World Records! There was also confirmation on the rides that are going to be in the Harry Potter theme park in Universal Studios! It sounds so fun, and I can not wait to go!
I have to give a persuasive speech tomorrow in speech class! I'm nervous, but no were near as nervous as I was at the beginning of speech class which is the point of the class I guess. The speech is why everyone should pay attention to the news and know what's going on in the world. It really annoys me how many kids there are at school who don't have any clue what's going on or anything about other cultures. A few weeks ago, a boy in my class got in huge trouble for making a racist comment in class. I just really don't like ignorant people. Anyway, I always have trouble getting in the time limit for my speeches. There always to short when I practice, but some how it's okay when I give my actual speech. This time I was doing the same thing, but managed to get a good time the last time I practiced! Let's hope I can do that practicing today, and again tomorrow when I give my actual speech!
As you can probably tell by the new title of this blog, I love to read. I'm reading The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen right now, and I think I'll post a review when I'm done. I'm not sure when that will be though. If it was the summer it would only take me a couple days, but I think I've already been reading it for almost a month and I'm only on chapter six! I blame homework. Maybe I'll start posting reviews of every book I read. Who knows.
Monday, September 14, 2009
I watched the VMAs last night. I loved the New Moon trailer even more on the TV, and Taylor Lautner looked awesome! I can't believe what Kanye West did! He was so mean! I think Taylor Swift deserved that award. I can't believe anyone would do that!
I signed up to take the PSATs today in October. Normally, it cost 13 dollars, but apparently Indiana wants as many sophomores as possible to take it this year so the states paying for sophomores to take it. Any juniors that want to take it have to pay though. I find that a little weird. I'm kind of nervous about it even if it is only practice for the actual SATs.
The poll to vote for the name of my blog only has one day left, so if you haven't voted then you need to know! I'm pretty sure (but not positive) that Been There, Read That is winning right now.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Regina woke me up at about nine thirty that morning (September 12, 2009) saying my grandma would be there at about ten thirty. We weren't even sure if we would be able to get to the house, but when we pulled into the church (they were taking people to the house on buses) we got on a bus straight away.
When we got there and walked into the area where the crowd was. We stood toward the back of the crowd for a while until my sister started pulling me toward the fence a little bit away from the house. I asked her where she was going, but she wouldn't answer. I followed her anyway. When we got to the edge of the fence, you could see a tent. There were a few other people standing over there and they said that Ty Pennington had walked in there earlier. We stood over there for a while, but he never came out. We did see a cute goat that was chained up to a tree by the tent. It was apparently the family's goat.
My grandma came over to us and told us she was going to go get some food. we decided to go with her, and we started to walk toward the tent where they were serving food. When we got there, it was blocked off. Then all of a sudden, people started screaming. We turned around to see Ty walking down the hill. Everyone started taking pictures like crazy. Then, the bus pulled up and Clint Black got off. It was about that time that my camera suddenly went dead. So, the only pictures I got were some of the house and Ty. Ty greeted Clint and they started walking towards where we were standing. They waved at us, and then started walking back towards the bus. They proceeded to film the same thing about four more times. After they finally finished filming that and Ty and Clint had walked back up the hill away from the crowd, my grandma went to get food and Regina and I walked back down to the crowd.
We were able to get in the front row, but we were on the side of the house and couldn't see where the bus was going to be. My grandma came back with food for us, and we each ate a hot dog while watching them finish up work on the house. My grandma eventually said that she was going to go towards the back of the crowd where there was shade, but Regina and I decided to stay by the fence. We just stood there for a while and talked while watching people working on the house.
I don't know how long we were standing there until one of the volunteers walked by caring one of the cutest puppies I have ever seen! She stopped in front of us and sat the puppy down. She told it to go to the bathroom, but the puppy started walking toward us instead, She tried to get it to go for a little bit, but eventually picked it up because it wouldn't go. She started walking away when a lady standing next to us asked what the puppy's name was. She stopped and walked over to us while telling the lady that the puppy had had many names and they hadn't picked on yet. The lady asked if it was a gift for the family. The lady said no, it was already the family's. There other dogs had apparently had puppies and this was one of them. (They gave the family three small dog houses and a bog one. We think the big one was for their goat.) She even let us pet the puppy! If they show the puppy on the show (which I bet they will) you'll see just how cute he is!
After a while, my grandma called my cell phone and told us that she was further back in the crowd, but she could actually see the front and where the bus was going to be. My sister and I decided to go up where my grandma was at. We turned around and started walking. We'd walked back a little bit when all the sudden a camera was in front where we'd been standing and was filming the crowd. We stopped and started waving at the camera and cheering. I'm pretty sure we were on camera even if we weren't in the front anymore!
When they finished filming, we walked back up to my grandma. I have no clue how long we waited until they finally parked the bus in front of the house. The then pulled a limo up with a "fake family" in it and practiced what to do when the family actually got here. Then, they filmed us cheering for a limo with no one in it and even a person pretending to be a limo. After that we had to chant move that bus so many times I lost count. They told us that if we looked at the camera we wouldn't be on TV, but I glanced at it a few times because I couldn't help it! After at least an hour of doing that, they started filming the limo even though no one was in it.
Then, we had to wait a while while the limo went to go pick up the family. When they came back with the family, we started cheering again. They pulled the limo up, but no one got out of the car. Eventually, a camera guy got out of the car from one side, but they wouldn't let the family out. It was actually kind of funny because Ty was standing by the limo and was making faces through the window at the family. After a while, they finally let the family out. Then, they had to film Ty talking to them a couple times. Eventually, they had us chanting move that bus again. We had to to it about five times again, so it really was a surprise when they actually moved the bus because I think a lot of us had lost hope that they would even move it. You could see the family crying and hugging each other.
Ty started talking to them again and a lot of people started leaving. We were able to get to the front again. This time we were even at the front of the house. It took at least half an hour for the family to get in the house because they filmed them walking to the door at least five times. After they finally walked in, Ty ran into the back yard. Two of the cast, Michael and Didiayer walked by. They were only about five or six feet away from us, and people started yelling their names. Michael turned around and sayed they would be back later, but they had to go do interviews. By the way, Michael apparently broke his wrist at the local skating rink, so when you watch the show and see him in a cast, that's why. They may even include it on the show. Xzibit, the host of Pimp My Ride, and Clint Black also walked by. We wanted to stay, but we were so tired that we decided to go home. We had to stand in line for about an hour to get on a bus to take us back to my grandma's car.
If Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ever comes to your area, I would recomend going, but I would take a chair and something to do. We could barely stand at the end of the day, and there were long periods where there was absolutely nothing to do. I think it was worth it in the end though. Even if I felt pretty horrible at the end of the day.
This experince completely changed my view of reality TV especially Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. I still think it's an awesome show and it's great what they do, but whenever I watch it and see the scene were the family comes home, I'm going to be thinking how many times they actually filmed everything.
I don't know when the episode is going to air yet, but I'll let you know when I find out!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Nothing happened today at all really. I am very excited because I brought no textbooks home today! This is the first time that's happened this year! I'm so happy!
Has anyone seen the trailers for Disney's new movie The Princess and the Frog? If not, you should really watch them. The movie looks like a classic Disney movie. I may be 16, but I really want to go see it. Cars 2 and Toy Story 3 also sound like they're going to be good. I don't even really like the first two Toy Story movies. I loved the first Cars though. Mater is so awesome!
I also really want to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. I loved that book when I was little. Even though they changed the plot a lot. Come to think of it, the book didn't have that much of a plot. It was probably necessary to change it if you wanted to make a movie.
I can't believe I haven't mentioned Time Traveler's Wife. I've heard it's bad, but I want to see it so badly! I also want to read the book. I've been asking to go see it for weeks, but my parents always have some excuse. I'm getting there this weekend some how! I also want to see Julie & Julia, but not quite as badly.
I'm also very excited that Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has been announced as being realized in summer 2011! I love all of the Pirates movies!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
It's weird. I barely watch TV. All of my favorite TV shows have ended, but now I think I'll be watching Glee and Vampire Diaries.
I do have a few problems with Vampire Diaries though. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a Twilight fan, but I also have a lot of problems with Twilight. I'm not a vampire fan. I'm actually a werewolf fan (One reason why I'm Team Jacob.), and I find Bella and Edward really annoying. I don't like Stephenie Meyer's writing, but I do enjoy the story even if I think Bella is too helpless. And I don't care what anyone says, trying to kill yourself when you think someone you love has died and not being creeped out when you find out someone has been sneaking in your room is not normal. Obviously, I don't read the books because of Bella and Edward. I do enjoy that part of the books, but I find the werewolves more interesting.
Anyway, I didn't mean to go on that rant about Twilight. Back to Vampire Diaries. I know that the Vampire Diaries series of books was published before Twilight, but having read Twilight before watching this, I can't help thinking about the similarities. I do like that the main character doesn't seem to be as helpless as Bella.
This show is like Twilight in another way. I have no clue why, even though I can find so many things I hate about it, I still really want to watch the series. It's like vampire series brainwash you or something. Why can't there be a werewolf series! The only one I can think of is Blood and Chocolate. (Which I want to read, but I've heard it can be kind of graphic. I don't know.) If you know of any good werewolf books (particularly series) please let me know!
Also, I'd like to quickly remind you to vote on the poll over on the side. Last I checked there was a tie between Weasley's Worries and Been There, Read That. There are 5 days left to vote!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
It is such an awesome show! I love musicals so I love that aspect of the show. It is also hilarious. There are so many funny lines that I don't even know where to begin. I also love that the main focus of the show are kids that aren't that popular. In most shows, (Gossip Girl and 90210 for example) all of the main characters are popular, but not in Glee. The main characters in Glee are mainly nerds and I love that. They also sing awesome songs.
***Spoilers in next paragraph.***
I find it funny that Terri isn't really pregnant. I find it really odd that she thinks she's pregnant, but has really just been gaining weight from eating. I really want Will and Emma together even though Will is married to Terri. Terri kind of annoys me and Will and Emma are so cute together. And now that there's no baby, they don't have to worry about that.
Moving on from Glee. Not much at all happened today. I watched part Obama's speech (was in the shower and watching Glee after about the first half an hour.), but don't really have anything to say about it.
Oh, I tried those New Moon chocolates that came out. There are three types. Bella's have creme, Edward's caramel, and Jacob's peanut butter. If you buy them, just as a warning, the caramel/Edward and peanut butter/Jacob ones are really good, but I thought the creme/Bella ones were disgusting.
I think that's it!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Title of blog: I added a poll on the title of this blog on the side. You can still make suggestions. It doesn't have to be one of those. Please vote for a title.
Questions: My Aunt Kate is the only one who's asked questions. Here they are:
If you could have ANY superpower, what would it be and why?
This is easy. Invisibility no doubt about it. I've always said it would be awesome to be invisible. I don't know why it seems so cool to me. I think most people would say strength or flying, but strength seems boring to me and flying seems terrifying.
If you had UNLIMITED resources and an entire week, what would you do? Who would you want to spend the week with? Where would you go?
Hmm, now this one is harder. I'm not entirely sure. I would go to Britain and California each for a little bit definitely. I'd probably split the week between them. I would bring as many people as I could with me. Whoever I know who could come! While in Britain, it would be awesome to meet J.K. Rowling and a bunch of Harry Potter actors. The Queen and other royalty would be pretty cool too! In California, there would be a bunch of stars I would want to meet!
Keep asking questions everyone!
One Life to Live: I won't mention One Life to Live on here very much, but I'm typing this blog while watching today's episode. I just want to say that this episode is really sad. With how rich that family is I can't believe they don't have better security though. Those people came in way to easily!
J.K. Rowling comic book: Found out there is going to be a comic book about J.K. Rowling's life today. It sounds awesome! I can't wait to buy both it and the Stephenie Meyer one!
I promise that this will be the last post today!
In this video Darfuri children are on cell phones, calling on Obama to help them and their families find some protection and return to their villages after years of living in unsafe camps. Since the president does not seem to have heard their message it's up to us to send it on their behalf.
This week is critical. Please:
1- Text Secretary Clinton at 90822 with the simple message, "I stand with Sudan Now."
2- Tweet this message to the Department of State: "I stand with #SudanNow @dipnote"
3- Contact the White House at or if the line is busy through www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ and urge President Obama to keep his promise and take strong action for Sudan.
And tell everyone you know to do the same. The Obama administration needs to hear from us as this week they are finalizing their Sudan policy, millions of lives may hang in the balance, and this could set a precedent for how we deal with genocide far into the future. For more info, please go here.
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Me again! If you could help with this, it would be great! Even if you're not a Harry Potter fan this is still important!
The first HP mention: It came up the first time on Channel One during first block (AP World History). If you don't know what Channel One is, it's a news program geared towards teens that they show each morning at school. Their website is channelone.com if you're interested. Anyway, since it was many kid's first day back, they were showing a review of all the news over the summer. Any Harry Potter fan and even most people who could care less about it know that the sixth movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, came out on July 15 this summer. They actually showed clips from the premiere and some people yelling "We love Harry Potter!" (These are automatically really cool people by the way.) It was very awesome even if it was not at all important news compared to other things that happened over the summer.
The second HP mention: The second time was during Obama's speech. (Which, funnily enough, I watched during speech class.) You may have watched it, especially if you're school-aged. He mentioned J.K. Rowling's first Harry Potter book was rejected 12 times before someone (Bloomsbury by the way) decided to publish it. They were small mentions really, but they still made me happy. I knew there was going to be a mention in Obama's speech though, thanks to Leaky. Every Harry Potter fan should check leakynews.com for the latest Harry Potter news. (Mugglenet.com and some other sites are awesome as well.)
Obama's speech: Speaking of Obama's speech, I don't really like Obama, but that's another blog post. I did like the speech though. Everything Obama said about staying in school and getting an education is true. Just thought I'd mention that briefly.
Emma's update on her site: Emma Watson updated her official site (emmawatson.com) saying that she's started college and is enjoying it so far. Even though I know she'll never read this, I just wanted to say that I am very happy for her, and I hope she continues having a great time at school.
HBP DVD: WB released a list of the deleted scenes that would be on the Half-Blood Prince DVD today. There are a few that sound really interesting to me including Harry and Hermione discussing the Maurader's Map and Harry and Hermione discuss Ron at Astronomy Tower. I'm also very excited about the 11 minute 38 second sneak peek there's going to be of the theme park on the DVD. I can't wait until the DVD comes out!
The questions: In the last post, I asked for questions and said I would do a post answering all of them. The only questions I've gotten so far are from my Aunt Kate. I'm going to do that post later and hopefully I can get some more questions. Please ask some questions! And keep sending in suggestions for a title of the blog too.
My fanfic: I don't think anyone who reads this also reads my Avatar fanfic (If you want to, it can be found here: www.fanfiction.net/~hmweasley), but just in case I'll say this here. I know it's been a while since I've updated. I've been busy with school, and writing a chapter takes longer than writing a blog post. Especially now that I'm trying to make the chapters longer. (If you don't read my story, my past chapters have been super short which I have had readers, especially one in particular, tell me they are not happy about it. They said it nicely of course.) Hopefully, I'll have another chapter up soon!
I think that's all for now. This isn't as good as my last update, but I'm happy that I did update and not just forget about the blog. Hopefully, I can keep that up!
Monday, September 7, 2009
I'm sitting here on Labor Day September 7, 2009 (which just happens to also be my sister's birthday) writing this blog.
I had a blog a year or two ago, but never kept up with it. Let's hope I do better this time! I've been wanting to do this for a while, but never got around to it.
What I've done today: Absolutely nothing! Well, I obviously had to do something. I am typing this blog. That's something. I guess I've just done nothing interesting. I did join Cullens Online today. I wrote a blog on there which led to this blog being created. If you're a Twilight fan, I definitely recommend checking them out at cullensonline.ning.com. I also did AP World History homework. You get my point. Nothing interesting. I won't bore you with that anymore.
Blog title: Okay, I'm sure you read the title of the blog and thought "how unoriginal is that." I completely agree. I think I need a title that gives a little glimplse into who I am and what I write about before you even read the blog. Problem is, I can't think of anything. I suck at coming up with titles. If you've read my fanfiction, you know this. My current story is called Avatar: The Next Generation. How much more unoriginal can you get? I need help! Please leave suggestions. They can be funny or serious or stupid or smart as long as they fit me. Of course, now you're asking "Well, who are you?" Which leads me too...
Who am I: Along with being horrible at titles, I'm also horrible and describing myself and just people in general. (I'm setting myself up as a horible writer aren't I.) I'm going to do the best I can here. Here are some things that describe me: book worm, nerd, Harry Potter fan, Twilight fan, weird, Avatar: The Last Airbender fan, writer, daydream all the time, Little House fan, Ouran High School host club fan, One Life to Live fan, fan of so many more things, Catholic, Sophomore in high school, 16 years old, favorite animal: snowy owl, favorite food: tacos, Favorite color: purple. Those are just a few things I am. I left out things I'm not really proud of. You'll just have to figure those out on your own. And yes, believe it or not, I am very proud to be a nerd and weird. It makes life funner.
I thought, since I suck at describing myself, we could make it fun. If you want, send me questions. I'll do a whole blog post on whatever you ask me. Sound good? I'm not expecting a lot, but please, if you read this blog, leave at least one. Even if you know me in real life. It can be a serious question or some random, pointless question. Random, pointless questions are always fun.
I know I left out a lot of things, but it's getting late and I have school tomorrow. Oh joy. Please note the sarcasm there. I may be a nerd, but waking up early and learning about geometry and chemistry is not fun for me either. In fact, it has to be something pretty exciting to ever make up for waking up early. I say all this, but I actually think I wake up pretty early for a teenager. Wow. Lots of rambling. That's something you're going to learn about me quick. I ramble. When talking and people can stop me that's no problem. When writing a blog were I can keep going and going and going... Well, who knows how long I will go...
Well, like I said, I have to go. My mom and sister came in and are distracting me. Hope you find me at least some what interesting and check back soon for updates!