Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Amazingness of Tony Abbott

Just the last Friday (November 7), my friend, let's call her Jarvis, and I got autographed copies of Secrets of Droon. Jarvis received book 25 and I received the latest book, book 33. We both also got signed maps of the land of Droon where most of the stories take place.

We were so excited when we saw that the books had arrived that we started jumping and fan girl screaming...Jarvis even said that it was like we were ten-years-old...not young adults at the age of 18-19...




We are also glad that the latest book (Flight of the Blue Serpent) didn't have any sand pony, pilka mistakes...(this is in reference to a previous post specifically called Sand Ponies and Pilkas...). This book was just really sad at the end and made us question what was going to happen next. At the end of the book the main character was in a life or death situation and his two friends from his world had to return home. It was a major cliff hanger! Which, by the way, kinda suck if you don't get the next book when it comes out because you live in a town that doesn't have a book store and you have to leave town to find it...*takes a deep breath* Sorry, I needed to rant.

I also have a job now at the new events center in town. Last weekend at work was practically hell...It was for days of High School Musical on Ice...*eye twitch* How Disney fit two two hour long movies in to one hour and a half I don't know but I swear the music from it was stuck in my head all week last week. I was so happy when I found out that it was hockey this weekend. At least with hockey you get a wide variety of music you usually hear at sporting events. I also work with this really cute guy...he flirts with me and we have a good time, but he has a girlfriend...*shakes head* Why is it always me that has the guy problems. None of my friends do. I guess it is just me.

School is going good and I'm excited because the twilight movie comes out in 11 days! Also two of my friends are coming home from college for Thanksgiving and I can't wait to see them! I suppose that I shall eagerly await the arrival of the next Droon book now...*sigh*

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Math, Homework and Ex-Boyfriend = Mental Ticks

Hey! It is the second week of college for me! I am having a lot of fun, if you don't account for the homework and trying to relearn factoring in a different way...

I have three class as the local community college and they take up a ton of time. I have news for those of you out there who don't know this already: Never take and English class and a Math class at the same time in college. It is a time sucker. I really, really like my English class. My prof. is so funny. I am also taking study skills 101. Class starts everyday with a useless fact and a stupid joke. Today's useless fact was that people who live in the city have thicker nose hair than those who live in the country. There were some very disgusted girls. I thought it was funny. I also have Math 97 because I scored too low on the compass test to get into a college level math class, but then again I also suck at math.

Seeing as I am taking English and Math at the same time I have hardly enough time left after homework to do anything fun. Like writing my blog! *shakes head* I know, it's very sad. I will also have a job soon. I have orientation for work tomorrow. I think work will be fun and I'm going to be working with at least one person that I know.

Now, the part that most likely caught your eye. My ex-boyfriend. I haven't seen him or talked to him since he graduated from high school in 2007. But oh wait! We go to the same local college now and I saw him today. My heart started to beat faster and I was panicking on the inside while I talked to him. I kept my cool on the outside, just like and Aes Sedai from the Wheel of Time series. It was a short conversation, but it left me all brain scrambled the rest of the day. Sounds great, huh?

So, college is awesome (except for the small possibility of running into my ex again) and I love my classes, excluding the homework. I think this school year is going to be fun.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Harry Potter and Twilight

My world was turned upside down today. First off I found out that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (the movie) release had been moved clear into June of 2009. I feel so shocked that the WB could do that to the fans. Yes, I know things have been hard, but really do they want a mob of hard core fans showing up to protest? I wouldn't think so. I was really looking forward to seeing the Harry Potter movie in November. I would have been a chance to see one of my good friends who is going away to college this year. Now, I'll still get to see her, but it won't be for Harry Potter (our one true fix of the last few years). I am so totally bummed that even this next news later today didn't lift me from the sadness.

Twilight (the movie) is now scheduled to come out on the day Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was to come out. Yes, I am also a hard core fan of Twilight, but Harry Potter will be foremost in all of my books and movies. They are my favorite and I have been following Harry's story since fourth grade.

I know, I know I'll just have to accept the fact that I'll have to trade my greatest love for my second greatest, but it just isn't right in my mind. Now my count down is seriously screwed up, for both events!!

How could you do this!? Why, WB, why? I feel as I just found out my birthday was going to be a year late. How could they do this? Do they really want one of the biggest fan bases against them? Well, probably not, but maybe they weren't thinking that...Maybe they weren't thinking at all. Just like all the other movie/tv companies. They just don't think. Don't even get me started on CBS and Moonlight. *shakes head*

I am just so sad.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Funerals, Witches, and Book Releases

This past week has been hard. A close family friend, who was like an aunt to me, died on July 23. She had a long and strong fight against skin cancer, but in the end the cancer won. What was really sad was that I had seen her on the weekend and she was fine. My mom, who has been practically been living there for three months, called after we got home that weekend to say that my aunt by choice had gone drastically down hill. Three days later, Mom called to say that she had died.

Lisa, I just want you to know that I love you. You have helped me through so many things and I love every little thing you have ever given me. I will miss you, but I know that you are in a better place with the ones you love that had gone on before you. I just want to let you know that Suzie misses you everyday and still looks around for you when the door opens. I love you very much and I'm sorry that I never really said it to you before you passed. Hugs and Kisses.

Now, on July 29 was the funeral mass, yes, she was Catholic, and her mother was dressed so strangely. *shakes head* There is a reason we call her Crazy Cathy... But the night before at the Vigil, Crazy Cathy had this long shawl on and seriously looked like a witch. It was a little frightening. At the funeral she was wearing, I really don't know what, but her granddaughter said that she needed a shawl, and I leaned over and said, "Then she would really look like a witch." We had a good laugh over that.

Once again, I am living through history and I will not be able to participate. Breaking Dawn is coming out tonight at 12:01 and I won't be able to get it until tomorrow afternoon at the latest. It sucks, because I wanted to go to the midnight release and I have found myself on a trip and not able to go. The same thing happened last summer with both the Harry Potter movie release and the Harry Potter book release. It really is suckish. So now I shall pout until after midnight and know that my friends have the book before me.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My Boring Friday Night

Okay, so I lied about the fire. It got so much worse, really, really fast.

Friday night my dad said that we were going to go and get dinner, then go to the gun club and see how far the fire got. I mostly went along to get dinner.

The two of us ended up at his friend's place with the fire right above us. His friend even got a level 2 evacuation notice while we were there. I took a ton of pictures and by the time my dad thought it might be time for us to leave (about ten minutes after we arrived), the highway was closed. We didn't even get the level 3 evacuation notice, even though we were supposed to be leaving. I mean, where would we have gone? The highway was closed.

Here are some pictures. They go from left to right, one row at a time.
As you can see the fire got pretty close. There was only orchard between me and the fire. It was pretty scary. But it was pretty cool at the same time.
We got to my dad's friend's place at about 9 that night and we left at about 11:30 when the road was finally opened. When my dad and I got home we both smelled like smoke and I took a shower. I washed my hair twice and I could still smell smoke.
So that was my boring friday...Yeah, right.

Friday, July 11, 2008

What do You do For Fun?

Well, I hope that this question is thought over carefully. Where I live summer fun consists of going swimming in the local river, staying inside (because of the heat), or during twilight hours - if there is a wildfire near by - go fire watching!

Sounds exciting, doesn't it? My thoughts exactly. *shakes head* Fire watching is exactly what I did last night. The fire burned about a 1/4 of a mile while we watched a certain part. Other parts were further because the wind was blowing really hard. Let's just say that the people who have very expensive houses on the top of a near by ridge were getting a little worried. *laughs*

So far the only evacuation notices are at a level one. There are only three levels: one, two, and three. One is stay alert. Two is start packing up you valuables. And three is get the hell out.

My prayers are with everyone who is close to the fire. I hope that the firefighters stay safe, the families in danger stay safe and that everyone keeps a cool head. Two of my friends live close to the fire and are on evacuation notice level one. Also my uncle works for the forest service. He quite often is called out on fires. I just want everyone to stay safe and out of harms way.

Anyways, you now know what hicks (just kidding) do for fun...They watch wildfires!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Good Cherry, Bad Cherry

Today was long, to say the least. I spent nine and 1/2 hours in an orchard sorting cherries...My back hurts, my feet hurt, and did I say that my back hurts? Anyways, today was very long.

Overall the guys aren't so bad. I know most of them already. But the new guys are getting picked on. *shakes head* The newest guy is very nice and willing to help, but is slow. Not mentally slow, but physically. They were picking up empties and the person driving the tractor sent the newbie over three rows of trees to pick up a stack of empties. There was also talk of tying him to a tree. I sort of feel sorry for him. Not to mention that I think he is cute. Well so does the 11 year old I'm watching. *rolls eyes*

I never want to see cherries on a conveyor belt ever again! I still feel the motion of the belt and see the sea of red Attica cherries. *shakes head* It was horrible! I feel bad for anyone who has to sort cherries - or any fruit for the matter - for every day of the week, because it is their full time job. It sucks and I hate it!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sand Ponies and Pilkas...

So if you know anything about the book series The Secrets of Droon, you would know that there is a distinct difference between the two.

For one Sand ponies only have four legs, while pilkas have six. Sand ponies live in the desert and are built for speed and heat. Pilkas live further north and have shaggy hair. They are fast, but they aren't built for the desert.

Anyways, in the newest Droon book, you run in to the Snitchers. The Rat-Faced Snitchers. Of Zoop. And these Snitchers ride Sand ponies. One particular Snitcher - the lead Snitcher for that matter - is riding a Sand pony. I mean the picture in the book even shows him on a Sand pony.

Here is what is said.

"A single Sand pony stepped forward." That's the leader (his name is Captian Plundit) confronting the main characters. The next thing you know the book is saying, "Captian Plundit stood on his pilka's saddle." And, "Even standing full height on the back of a pilka..." "The robber leader was small, but he proved to be a very good pony rider." Then later, "Plundit's Sand pony stood in the passage ahead, stamping lazily on the floor." (All of these quotes are from The Treasure of the Orkins by Tony Abbott)

Now you can see that there is a problem. *shakes head* It was a great book and that is the first mistake I have found in all 37 Droon books that are out. It caused my friend and I a lot of good laughs.

On to other non important things, I have another babysitting job (not the same girls as last year...thank goodness) and I also have a part-timeish cherry sorting job at the "family" orchard. The family I work for has an orchard that I worked in two years ago...I didn't like it. I mean there were cute guys, but you know how guys are when they are together and you are the only girl...Or maybe you don't...In other words, let's just not go there.

The oldest girl I watch actually works in the orchard for her grandfather, stacking lugs (my old job). Lugs? What are lugs you say? You know when you drive past a cherry orchard during cherry season and you see those orange box things at the bottom of the tree. Those orange box things are lugs. The pickers put the cherries in the lugs, the swamp crew weigh the lugs, then dump the lugs in to bins (those big fruit bins you see on the back of semis and at fruit sheds. Sometimes they are white or red, wood or plastic.), and I would pick up the empty lugs and stack them in stacks of 12 or 11...it depended on the year. It was loads of fun.

Seeing as the oldest girl works in the orchard, I then have to either sort cherries or watch the younger girl (both of which are loads of fun too). As you can see I'm just having fun all around!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Graduation, Hypnotists and Southern Playboy

Of the three parts of the title, I will only explain two...


Graduation:


Yes, this does mean that I have officially graduated from high school! (That means you, too, Jarvis!) YES!! I am out of that place which has caused me so much misery for the past three years...Some of it worse than others. WE'RE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tomorrow I officially get my diploma....*does happy dance*


Hypnotists, on the other hand, are from before graduation. At the senior party we had a hypnotist and he hypnotized about fifteen of my class mates. It was the funniest thing I had ever seen. There was a part where they were told that they were on a beach and that it was getting hot, and hotter, and finally so hot that it was uncomfortable. One of the guys thought he was so hot that he started to take off his shirt, before the hypnotist told him to keep his clothes on.


I absolutely refuse to explain Southern Playboy. But it's not what you think....but don't google image it. (PLEASE don't google image it....)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

12 Bobby Pins and Babies

Okay, so the title of this blog is a little stranger than usual. The 12 bobby pins reference is from this past weekend when I went to senior Prom (well duh! I'm a senior). It took 12 bobby pins and a hair clip to keep my hair up in a french twist (not to mention a ton of hair spray). I have washed my hair two times (Sunday and Monday) and I still have hair spray in my hair.

Nice picture huh? This was my hair all done up nice and pretty. I loved it. (Many thanks to Jen's Mom!)

Prom was great! I was in a gorgeous dress and I got to wear high heels, which made my about 6' tall, but that is beside the point. I had a great time with my friends and I wish that my senior year doesn't end next week.

Now, babies on the other hand is a little more strange. There is only one baby in question and that is my English teacher's baby girl that she had on April 13, 2008. She is the cutest thing ever and I got to hold her today! She is so little and so precious and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Insanity At Its Best

The title for this blog entry pretty much says it all.

First things first. I am almost done with my senior year of high school....Thank God! This year has been crazy. From advisory to our stupid senior project (one word: tri-fold) and between not having a place to eat at lunch this year has rocked! *sarcasm noted* And I even had a meltdown...In front of my whole Spanish 2 class (okay, so there are only 16 people in my Spanish class...jeez).

Second, a close family friend, who has had cancer, now has cancer in their brain. I'm praying for them but even I know the end is near. I just have to be thankful for all the good times I have spent with them.

Third, I just had the best weekend ever! My cousin was over at my grandparents house and I got to go and see her! It was so much fun. We went to Prince Caspian together and (warning!! spoiler alert) we both agreed that Susan and Caspian should not get together! And the added battle scene was totally unnecessary, even if it was awesome. Other than that the movie was great! We also spent most of Saturday night watching You Tube videos...Salad Fingers was quite interesting, but not needed, if you know what I mean.

I also introduced Twilight to my cousin and hopefully she will try and read the book and become as hooked as I now am. The only sad thing is that they aren't filming the movie in Forks...I have acutally been there and I find it a little sad that they couldn't have at least gone there for some of the movie.

My friend and I are going to see Prince Caspian tonight for only a dollar! I can't wait to see it again! It was so much fun the last time with my cousin and I really do enjoy seeing hot males on the big screen...LOL!