Sunday, April 15, 2012

I Moved

On the internet, I live here now.

I just felt like moving. I wanted a different sort of focus and such, and I felt like it'd be better to start from scratch.



Sunday, March 11, 2012


Perusing Etsy all weekend really makes me want to be productive and make things.

The only thing I can actually do halfway decently is knit, so knit it is!

In other news, hi, I just remembered I have a blog. I tend to forget that a lot. Probably because I can never think of anything interesting to say.

Which isn't really true, cos as I'm typing this, I'm thinking of a kajillion and five things I should say. 

I'm really excited, because I've found two of my three roommates for college next year, and they're super awesome, and I can't wait to meet them. And on top of that, I signed up for the Leadership Safari thing my school does, so I get to move in a week early in the fall, and hear interesting speakers and stuff. I'm excited for that.

Plus last week it was announced that my theatre company is going to be doing The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for the spring show, and I am so flipping excited. I can't wait!!

True chiz.

Also, I'm going to try to start up the blog challenge again, and as usual, it's going to take me like, six months to finish a 30 day challenge. I really need to work on that.

But for now, I'm going to go eat some Cheetohs and either continue to peruse Etsy, or actually go do something myself. 


Thursday, February 23, 2012


Don't ask me why I randomly went incommunicado for a couple weeks; I have no idea. I've barely even been on my actual computer all this time too.

Yesterday was my birthday; it feels kind of weird to be a legitimate adult now. Nice, but strange.

And I finally got my Kindle today. I'm so happy. :) I can't wait til I can get my checking account set up and start buying awesome books. 

I've also acquired a roommate for next year. She's an awesome girl, and I'm looking forward to meeting her in person in a few months. I think it will be a fun year.

I guess that's about it, other than to say that I'm (hopefully) back now.


Day 21: Your Favorite Color

My favorite color is blue. Like, almost every shade of blue.

I love bright, clear sky blue, robin's egg blue, the deep, murky blue color of twilight. 

I love the quiet, calm sort of blue that happens at dawn and right before sunset. Then there's the inky blue-black at midnight, that's nice too.

I like ice blue, and the syrupy blue of a blue raspberry slushie, and TARDIS blue. I love the sad kind of greyish blue when it rains.

I like the royal blue of my class ring, and soft, baby blue, and the blue that's hard to explain on my favorite cardigan.

I like blue. Blue is good.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Day 20: If You Had A Time Machine, Where Would You Go?

I would most likely go to the past. I would go to Revolutionary France and chill at Versailles. I would go hang with Vincent Van Gogh, and Shakespeare, and Agatha Christie, and all those cool people. I'd check out Victorian London. I'd go way, way back to the beginning and see what really happened. It'd be a grand time, really. 

And I'd do it all while wearing a fez. Cos fezzes are cool.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day 18: Your Dream Wedding

Coming from someone who used to be one of those little girls who sat around planning out their weddings and families and what they were going to name their kids (in elementary school, I was going to have two boys and a girl: Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Things have changed a bit), this is probably gonna be a long post.

My dream wedding... Well, the colors would be ivory and ice blue. My bouquet would be 12 lillies with an ice blue ribbon around them. My bridesmaids dresses would be ice blue silk: 

My engagement ring:                                                   
My cake would be a three tiered red velvet cake with a raspberry filling in the center and cream cheese frosting. (Now I really want some cake).

It would be in the fall, maybe September or October, in a traditional type church with stained glass windows and pews. 

And of course, my dress:

Yep, that sounds good to me. I'm sure there are a million other details I could think of, but I save that stuff for when I'm actually planning the wedding. Yay!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day 17: Your Religious Beliefs

I believe in God. I'm a Christian, to put a label to it.

Enough said? Yep.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 16: 10 Ways to Win Your Heart

1. Be nice to me.

2. Be supportive of me! And be there for me, no matter what. Be my shoulder to cry on, and all that.

3. Surprise me (sometimes). Surprises are nice. Sometimes.

4. Be intellectual and be able to carry on an engaging and witty conversation with me.

5. Perversely, be silly and a little crazy! Life's more fun that way.

6. Be a nerd.

7. Like Harry Potter. 6 & 7 aren't exactly mutually exclusive.

8. Have a sense of humor!

9. Don't be condescending.

10. Don't be a jerk, a player, a womanizer, or a douche bag. Be sweet, romantic, sensitive, sincere, and fun. Like me for me. Be yourself. That's all I ask.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 15: 5 Things You Would Say to 5 Different People

1. I lurve you. :3 

2. You seriously make me want to shoot myself every time you open your mouth. Don't get hit too hard in the head with anything, cos you need all the brain cells you can get.

3. What happened?

4. "Boo, you whore." And other things related to Bridesmaids and Mean Girls. And also Alan Rickman. (You know who you are.)

5. I miss you! And you! And also you! (Cheap shot, that was directed towards three different people. Way to cheat the system.)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day 14: 10 Things About You People Don't Really Expect

I'm gonna assume this is from the viewpoint of someone who doesn't know me well.

1. I'm really sensitive. And overemotional.

2. I have conflicting interests. On one hand I'm a total nerd, but I also love fashion, and things such as that.

3. I can be really loud.

4. I can be really quiet.

5. I'm outgoing around people that I know well, but around people I don't, I'm usually pretty shy.

6. I'm a dog person.

7. I like crafty stuff, and making stuff, though I'm not particularly great at any one area. I like knitting, and I'm getting better at it, and I also like making jewelry and sometimes sewing. 

8. I eat a ton. My friends can vouch for this; I'm always either eating or wanting to eat.

9. I'm not really very good at math or science, nor do I like either at all. A lot of people think, oh, she's smart, she must be great at everything. Nuh-uh. English is where it's at for me.

10. I also absolutely suck at geography and sometimes history. It's more selective with history, I can remember a lot about things I'm interested in (17th century France, mayhaps), but ask me about any of the wars, and...nada.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 13: Something That Never Fails to Make You Feel Better

No matter what I'm feeling, no matter how sad I am or what's got me down, there is always something I can turn to that will make me feel so much better: Harry Potter.

Over the last 12 years, whenever I was bored, or lonely, or sad, or upset, or anything such as that, I knew that grabbing a Harry Potter book or popping in one of the DVD's (or in the really old days, VHS's) could always brighten my mood. 

The characters J.K. Rowling has created sometimes feel more real to me than people I actually know. Is that sad? Maybe. I don't care. They've all been my friends for as long as I can remember, and I've quite literally grown up with them, in more ways than one.

I know that no matter what, the books will always be there to make me feel better about myself, or at the very least, take my mind off things for a while.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 12: Your Favorite Movie

My favorite movie (other than the Harry Potter movies) is Moulin Rouge.

It's so sweet and sad and funny and the music's great. And it has an amazing message. "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 11: Things That Make You Scared

Hmm...long list.

1. Spiders. And insects of any kind. Really, the only bugs that don't totally freak me out are butterflies, lady bugs, fireflies, and dragon flies. And that's cos they're pretty.

2. The unknown. I hate not knowing things, I hate going into new situations and not knowing exactly what to expect and how to react. I don't do well when I don't know what's coming, I get really anxious and tense and upset.

3. The future. It kinda goes with the previous one, cos mostly what scares me about it is that I don't know how it's gonna turn out. But I'm also excited for it too.

4. Being alone. Not momentarily, but in the long run. 

5. Car crashes. Yep.

6. Losing loved ones. Self explanatory.

7. FROGS. Those creepy little buggers freak me right out. I can't stand to even look at pictures of them. Cartoon frogs are fine, sometimes even cute, but real ones... ugh.

8. The dark. Or, what's in it that I don't know about.

9. Failure. Also self explanatory. And disappointing people. As in, being a disappointment to people.

10. Singing in front of people. Freaks me right out. And to think, I used to want to do that as my career. Really rational, that. 

11. Pain. I don't like being in pain. Obviously.

Yeah, that's about it, I suppose. Lots of things freak me out.

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Windy City

I love Chicago!

And I had such an amazing time there this weekend. We had a really scary ride to the train station on Saturday morning, but after that, it was smooth sailing indeed. The train was lovely, and I definitely plan on traveling by it more often.

We went shopping for the first few hours, and had lunch at Noodles & Co. which is now my favorite restaurant. I'm preparing to google the nearest destination as we speak. And I bought a bunch of stuff at Forever 21, including an awesome hat and scarf combo.

We stayed at the Congress Plaza Hotel, and it was amazing. It's super old, having been built in the late 1800's. The architecture and decor were amazingly beautiful, as in all the old buildings in Chicago.

They have a gorgeous old ballroom that's been in movies and stuff that's called the Gold Room. We ended up sort of breaking into it, but it's a testimony to how nice the people at that hotel were that the guy that apprehended us offered to turn on the lights and show us around. It was awesome. Although I'm still convinced they're hiding something in that wing of the hotel, it was dark and mega-creepy.

After a while, we went down to the lobby to catch a cab to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. Steve, the ever helpful concierge, asked if we needed a taxi, and where we were going. When we told him, he asked a man that he'd been talking to if he'd take us, and the guy nodded, and then asked us if we wanted to take a stretch limo for $5 a person. The answer was a resounding heck yes, so we piled into the white stretch limo and relaxed for what was definitely the classiest couple of miles of my life. 

After we had dinner, my aunt and I went to the Oriental Theatre to see Mamma Mia! which was totally awesome, and I loved it.

The next day, we saw the Bean, which was trippy, and walked all the way out to Navy Pier. Two and a half miles. Phew. But we saw adorable penguins there, so it was totes worth it.

The whole trip was awesome, and even though I'm totally sleep deprived, I kinda wish I were still there.

Day 10: 3 Things You Are Proud Of About Your Personality


Umm.. I know this one...

Okay, well, I'm proud of the fact that I'm smart. Yep. I'm all for being demure (*cough* no self confidence *cough*), but I should probably just embrace it. I'm a smart kid.

I'm proud of my creativity and my general artsyness. Like theatre, and stuff like that.

I'm proud that I'm a nerd, and that I know how to laugh and have fun and be insane, because life is so much more fun that way. I'm proud that I don't care too awfully much about what most people think of me. Just the ones that matter. 

Erm...that's it, I guess.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 9: The Best Thing to Happen to Me This Week

Hmm... the best thing to happen to me all week? I would have to say it's something that hasn't happened yet.

Tomorrow morning, I'm leaving to take a train to Chicago for the weekend for my graduation trip. While I'm there, I'm going to see the musical Mamma Mia too, which is mega exciting.

I'm so jazzed for this trip. Obviously, I mean, I just used the term jazzed. 

I'm gonna go to H&M, and the Cheesecake Factory, and Water Tower Place, and... ooh, Tiffany's! I'm soooooo excited for Tiffany's. Not that I can afford anything there, but it's exciting just to be there.

I can't wait for the trip. Chicago is one of my favorite places ever, and I haven't been there in over four years. So, yeah, mucho excitemento. I'm pretty sure that's not actual Spanish.


Thursday, January 26, 2012


At this point during the year, I should be diligently and frantically working on the winter show for my theatre company.

I am not doing that at this time.

Due to our difficulties at the beginning of the year, we're behind schedule, and only doing one mainstage show this year. The Children's Theatre crowd are working on their performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (which I'm really excited about). But I have to wait until the end of February until anything starts up for me really.


I have nothing to do. It's driving me nuts. I'm inexplicably frustrated for no reason. I feel like I have no sense of purpose, no usefulness. I go home, I watch the same shows, I do the same things, at the same time. No variation. Nowhere to be and nothing to do.

I'm going mad. I've come to the conclusion that I'm literally having theatre withdrawal.

I miss the mad rehearsals, and the early mornings, and late nights, and sleep deprivation, and crazy inside jokes, and costumes, and character shoes, and all that other good stuff. I'm sure in a couple of months, I'll be all like, Hey, remember when we didn't have theatre, and got a normal amount of sleep and didn't feel tired all the time? Yeah, haha, funny.

But seriously, I need a hit of my drug. O___O

'Kay, I'm done ranting. I'm gonna go to bed now.

Day 8: A Date I Would Love To Go On

I don't know why, but ever since I was a little girl, I always thought that the most romantic thing ever would be to go ice skating at Rockefeller Center around Christmas-time, when their massive Christmas tree is all lit up, and it looks so festive and pretty.

I really dunno why that's always been my epitome of the best date ever, it just has. I guess because when I was little, I really, really loved Christmas, and I've always wanted to go to New York. I've also always wanted to go see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

I really hope someday this will happen. It's something I've always wanted to do, ever since I can remember.

Which is weird, cos I can't really ice skate. Whatever, minor technicality.

P.S. I got this picture here:!i=1615804451&k=z3ckJtcDon't wanna be infringin' on anyone's rights. Plus it's a cool picture, and deserves credit. And Blogger couldn't recognize the URL. :P

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 7: Your Current Relationship

I've been dating my current boyfriend for a year and four months. Which sometimes seems like a crazy long time, and other times seems like it's completely flown by.

But either way, it's been the most wonderful year and a quarter of my life.

I like him a lot. He's a wonderful person; he understands me, sometimes when I don't even understand myself, and he makes me laugh, and he supports me no matter what, and he makes me feel like a better person.

He's the Remus to my Tonks, and the peanut butter to my jelly, and a whole host of lovely euphemisms such as that.

He's pretty freakin' awesome.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 6: Something You Are Currently Worrying About

Being a generally worrisome person, the correct answer to this question is everything.

However, specific-wise, one thing I've been worried about for a while is college. Obviously. It's kind of front and center in my mind, and it has been all year (and even before that).

My biggest concern is how I'm gonna pay for it. Obviously, I've been applying for all the scholarships I can get my hands on. The FAFSA's not gonna be a super big help for me, and I'm   not really keen on getting a ton of student loans and being way way in debt when I graduate at 22. 

Which at times seems impossibly far away, and other times like it's right around the corner. Though I suppose I ought to focus on graduating high school first.

And I'm worried about classes, and studying, and which dorm to choose, and whether or not what I'm majoring in is going to help me out at all in the real world. I'm freaked about roommates and paying bills and trying to balance out doing too much with not doing enough.

Yep. Exciting times indeed. Stressful, but exciting.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 5: The Person You Like and Why You Like Them

The person I like is my boyfriend. Derp. It's only logical.

Then again, I know of a few people that don't use the same kind of logic. But oh well. This post isn't about them.

My boyfriend is a wonderful person. He's sweet, and kind, and caring... Basically, to not repeat myself a kajillion times over, he's everything I wrote about on Day 3, was it? I had him in mind the entire time I was writing that post, so it makes sense.

Anyways, I like him a lot, cos he can be both silly and serious, and we both like British stuff, like Doctor Who, and Sherlock, and obviously, Harry Potter, and we're nerdy together, and it's awesome.

And he always has chocolate.

I like him.

'Kay, bye.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 4: 5 Things That Annoy You About the Same Sex/Opposite Sex

5 Things That Annoy Me About Girls:

1. The ones who think it's cute to act like a total idiot.

2. The ones who think they can't actually like anything or have hobbies or anything because that would make them seem nerdy, and therefore unattractive.

3. Backstabbing, petty, shallow, immature ones.

4. Duck face. Enough said.

5. The ones that think they can't do anything without the approval of their friends or their boyfriends, or that think it's absolutely imperative to have the latter.

5 Things That Annoy Me About Boys:

1. The ones that think that you're only a real guy if you like sports, and grunting, and beer, and spitting. Not cool. Let's have some class.

2. The ones that think they're God's gift to women, when they are so clearly not. Or actually, even if they sort of are, if they think that highly of themselves... no.

3. Anyone who qualifies as a douche. You know what I mean.

4. Guys that brag about what they did with whom to their "friends" to look cool.

5. Guys that put girls down to look cool, or who treat girls like crap. See also: cheaters, sexists, and womanizers. 

I Hate Being Sick

I don't really think anyone actually enjoys being sick. If they do, they're weird.

I feel like crap, I'm getting nothing done (not so sure I would be getting stuff done if I didn't feel like crap, but I'm just gonna blame it on the illness), I can't taste or smell anything...blech.

All I've managed to do today is watch most of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. I watched enough of it, that is, to realize that it was a bad idea to watch it. So I wiped the smeared mascara off my face, sniffled a few more times, and turned it off. Then I organized my DVDs, cos they were scattered all over the place and it was suddenly aggravating my usually dormant OCD.

Now I'm blogging. And after that, I'm gonna eat some ravioli and maybe watch some Doctor Who. 


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Day 3: What Type of Person Attracts You?

I need someone who will be nice to me. That's a given, obviously. Everyone needs that.

Someone sweet, and romantic, and that can be spontaneous. But not all the time, because that gives me anxiety issues.

Someone intelligent, with whom I can have intellectual and engaging conversations.

Someone nerdy! Someone who likes Harry Potter, and Doctor Who, and all that good stuff. Or at least someone that can respect that I like that stuff, and make an effort to be involved.

Someone who will support me, and believe in me, no matter how crazy my ideas get. And no matter how many times I say things that start with "when I'm rich and famous..."

Someone with a good sense of humor, that's a must. I need someone who will make me laugh! 

Someone who wants to travel, who shares the same sort of ambitions. And someone who wants a family, eventually. And marriage. I couldn't deal with someone who was afraid of commitment, or something like that.

Someone optimistic, but also realistic. Someone who'll help keep my feet on the ground, but at the same time, who'll go along with my foolish, indulgent, idealistic notions for at least a little while.

Someone who brings me chocolate a lot. I like chocolate.

Most of all, someone who likes me for who I am, and doesn't want me to change. Because I've tried before, and it's probably not gonna happen. I am who I am, craziness, frizzy hair, shrill voice, obnoxious laugh, and all. 

And the best part is? I've already found someone who meets my requirements. :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 2: How Have You Changed in the Past Two Years?

Hmm, I think I've changed a lot in that last two years.

Two years ago, I was in the middle of my sophomore year. All in all, that was a pretty good year for me. I had a lot of fun in theatre, and managed to be in two plays, which I thought was pretty awesome. I made a lot of new friends that year, and met my boyfriend (though I didn't know it then).

Since then, I've grown up a lot. I'm a bit calmer, a bit less frivolous. Sometimes, anyways. I was still kind of a fluttery, obnoxious underclassman then. Now, I'm a senior. Every once in a while I'm still fluttery and obnoxious, but I try to save it for special occasions. 

In the last couple of years, I met my my merveilleuse boyfriend, and have been dating him for one year, four months, and one day. Very specific, I know.

Last year, I had a great part in a wonderful play, and was lucky enough to be able to help out a lot on another absolutely amazing play. I can't believe it's now my last year in theatre; it's surreal.

In the last couple of years, I quit Spanish, learned some French, changed my life goal several times, and finally settled on one that has made me happy.

This year, a lot of time has been spent worrying about college and money and whatnot. Of course, not all of it is worrying; some of it's just planning. It's an exciting, albeit stressful, time.

There have been a lot of ups and downs the past couple of years. I've grown up in many ways, and changed, whether for the better or worse, for good.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 1: A Picture of Yourself and Five Facts

1. I'm really short.
2. I've been obsessed with Harry Potter since I was six.
3. I'm a total nerd. And proud of it.
4. I think I broke my wireless mouse this morning. Wah.
5. I'm going to college next year, and am planning on majoring in English and minoring in Journalism, cos I want to be a writer or something.

30 Day Blog Challenge

I stole this from a friend of mine, and I thought it was a good idea, because perhaps it will prevent me from blathering on about unimportant things. Huzzah!

1. A picture of yourself and 5 facts.
2. How have you changed in the past 2 years?
3. What kind of person attracts you?
4. 5 things that irritate you about the opposite sex/same sex.
5. The person you like and why you like them.
6. Something you’re currently worrying about.
7. Your currently relationship, if single discuss how single life is.
8. A date you would love to go on.
9. The best things to happen to you this week.
10. 3 things you are proud of about your personality.
11. Things that make you scared.
12. Your favorite movie.
13. Something that never fails to make you feel better.
14. 10 things about you people don’t really expect.
15. Things you want to say to 5 different people.
16. 10 ways to win your heart.
17. Your religious beliefs.
18. Your dream wedding.
19. Talk about your siblings.
20. If you had a time machine, where would you go?
21. Favorite color.
22. A poem.
23. What would you do if you won a million dollars?
24. A favorite quote.
25. A letter to your best friend.
26. A memory.
27. Tell us about your day.
28. A story.
29. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
30. What changed this month and what you hope will happen next month?

Also, I haven't quite given up on the drawing challenge thingy, I've just decided to post it all at once.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

To Do List for 2012

It's a bit late, but oh well.

My To-Do for the new year:

  1. Keep motivated.
  2. Survive the end of high school/beginning of college.
  3. Don't go broke doing the previous!
  4. Get a "real" job. 
  5. Write.
  6. Re-read all the Harry Potter books in order again.
  7. Be happy!
  8. Stay organized.
  9. Download seasons 2-current of Doctor Who (almost there!).
  10. Have a backbone.