I’m going to miss Anilee so much. Anilee, I don’t know if you’ll ever read this, but if you do I already miss you and love you like a sister.
Monthly Archives: February 2008
Several cool things are happening today and tomorrow. First, today I got another monitor! So now I avhe two. It’ll be helpful for writing- I can use one to find info and the other to write it down.
I’m going ot see Bob Smiley tomorrow with Micky and Lizard! *is happy* It’ll be hilarious.
And in the next week or two I get to get dragon border and new bedding to match my new painting and rug. *is happier*
Repulsive is a cool word. But that’s what today’s been.
OK, so we were going to have my friend Micky and her sister Lizard over tomorrow. But they were sick so they can’t come. So I asked my mom if we could have Tay and Ashley over tomorrow. Mom said yes. Well TONIGHT Mercy comes home from gymnastics really, ridiculously irritable. Turns our there are three girls who make her life miserable at gym, which she normally loves and is very good at. Then I mention Tay and Ashley are coming over tomorrow, and she starts snapping at me telling me she hates playing with people on Saturdays since it takes away from her time with dad. I, rather impatiently, responded she could play with dad and Tay and Ashley could come make cupcakes with me. But them Mercy gets really mad and mom tells me to just go to T+A’s house. I explain that we shouldn’t since we always go there and it’s high time they came here. Well my mom gets mad then and tells me if I don’t go to their house we’re not playing at all. There went my plans which my mom HAD AGREED TO earlier. So I went upstairs with Mercy and told her thanks a lot, now I’m not allowed to play with my friends, why can’t she get along with other kids? She got even madder and told me she hates being with other kids because they play stupid games and mess up her stuff. Which is rather un-Mercylike. I’M usually the one who gets bored eventually. Anyway, I told her she was anti-social, she said yes she was, I told she’s messing up MY time with my friends, she screams at me, runs out, and is asleep now. At eight thirty. Fortunately T+A smoothed things over with me takign my stuff to their hosue tomorrow. But I’m still mad. Mercy is NOT being Mercy now.
It’s been a very boring week. VERY boring. So I’m not really sure why I’m even posting, except that I dont’ want you guys to think I’ve died. Cause I haven’t. At least I don’t think I have.
I guess the only thing worth mentioning is that I watched Star Trek the original episode one today. *dies laughing* cheesiest thing I’ve ever seen. It makes star wars look high-tech. Hee.
Happy Valentines day. Oh yeah, there’s something else. Today we went to my piano teacher’s mom’s house for a party since Joanna (said piano teacher) is back for a vacation and is *screaming happily* is moving back home to AZ! As in, for good! *squee* And her sister-in-law had a baby this evening, Natalie. Awww. *insert sappy smiling face here*
Tagged by Fantasy
Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli.
If you could bring three characters to life for a social event (afternoon tea, night of clubbing, perhaps a world cruise), who would they be and what would the event be?
Lets see. Meggie from Inkheart and Inkspell, since she loves books and is a lot like me. Eilonwy from The Chronicles of Prydain, since she’d chattery and so UNGIRLY. Then I’m actually going to say the same thing as Fantasy, Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter since she’s different. The event would be… ugh, hard. I’m going to say camping trip.
(Borrowing shamelessly from the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde): you are told you can’t die until you read the most boring novel on the planet. While this immortality is great for a while, eventually you realize it’s past time to die. Which book would you expect to get you a nice grave?
Coraline is easily the creepiest and most boring book I’ve ever read.
Come on, we’ve all been there. Which book have you pretended, or at least hinted, that you’ve read, when in fact you’ve been nowhere near it?
Persuasion by Jane Austen. Never read it. Yet hinted I have.
As an addition to the last question, has there been a book that you really thought you’d read, only to realize when you read a review about it/ go to re-read that you haven’t? Which book?
That’s never happened to me.
You’re interviewing for the post of Official Book Advisior to some VIP ( who’s not a big reader). What’s the first book you’d recommend and why: ( if you feel like you’d have to know the person, go ahead and personalize the VIP).
That would be The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright. It’s light-hearted, heartwarming, funny, and real. And it’s fiction, but not fantasy or science fiction which many people don’t like. (Yeah, people are weird.)
A good fairy comes and grants you one wish: you will have perfect reading and comprehension in a foreign language of your choice. What language do you go with?
Spanish. For two reasons: One, it’s useful here in AZ. Two, I hate it and am sick of studying it.
A mischievous fairy comes and says that you must choose one book that you will re-read once a year for the rest of your life ( you could read other books as well). Which book would you pick?
A Wrinkle in Time. It’s such a good book, and I’m always forgetting to read it. I dont’ remember how wonderful it is until I read it.
I know that the book blogging community, and its various challenges, have pushed my reading borders. What’s one bookish thing you ‘discovered’ from book blogging (maybe a new genre, or author, or new appreciation for cover art-anything)?
I discovered that I like historical fiction. And that Lloyd Alexander if the father of fantasy.
That good fairy is back for one final visit. Now, she’s granting you your dream library! Describe it. Is everything leatherbound? Is it full of first edition hardcovers? Pristine trade paperbacks? Perhaps a few favourite authors have inscribed their works? Go ahead-let your imagination run free.
Ooh, finally. Here we gooooo!
One: Gorgeous rug, tons of light coming from a big domed glass ceiling above. A big soft comfortable couch. Bookshelves with bookshelves behind them. And everything is in leather-bound books and handwritten with artwork on every page. But since I love the covers of books, the wallpaper is all the covers of the most beautiful books ever. And each book has a full biography of the author and all the deleted scenes.
I’m going to tag… Cuileann and Elizabethbennet, or Elizard.
I’m back and glad to be home! It was a great vacation, but I am TIRED.
Day One, leaving
Blah. Boring. Serious pain in the ears on flight, actually couldn’t hear in one ear all night. But the hotel was awesome. Mom and dad’s room was normal, but my room that I shared with Mercy was awexome. We had a TV, fold-out couch, double bathroom, and a bunk bed.
Day Two, Disneyland
I love Disneyland. It was so fun. WE got there and were waiting, and when the huge voice boomed “Welcome to Disneyland” and the gates opened, the 20028564 teenage cheerleaders there for a competition that day ran into main street singing! My response: “NO! I’ve walked into high school musical three!”
Then we went on all the rides, and Hope was freaked out. She loved the train and the teachups, but other then that she was scared the whole time. But I went on space mountain, thunder mountain railroad, peter pan, the matterhorn and all my favorite rides. Disneyland is so fun.
Day Three, California Adventure
Not as fun. Hope liked the Bug’s life park and the rides, and the carousel with the dolphins, whales, otters, seals, and fish she rode three times. But I wasn’t crazy about it and in the end I went back to the hotel with mom and hope and watched Ron Paul, Hillary Clinton, and Huckabee and Obamah, on myspace TV, while mercy and dad went back to Disneyland.
Day Four, today, home
Came home. Read the Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright, at two thought I’d rest for a minute, and woke up at six thirty. Now we’re watching Groundhog Day. Goodbye!