December 20, 2013

Video Editing Day

I started today with watching Carrie Fletcher's videos on YouTube because I think that she is awesome. And because I'm lazy.

Today is dedicated to crocheting and editing videos. I have like ten videos that I have to upload in order to finish my 25 days of Christmas thing one YouTube. And I only have 6 days to do this. I think I can do this.

I really hate video editing, but this is an act of love for my viewers and for my family. And I love what I can make when I spend time doing this.

Also, James' band concert was last night, so we went to that. And I got to see Ellen there. Turns out that she made a life decision and is now going to become an actress. I'm super excited for her, and it was very nice to see one of my best friends again.

-EW

Oh, and I'm trying to put more stuff up on Bandcamp while I wait for my videos to upload...
https://lizardbreathwalker.bandcamp.com/track/jingle-bells-ukulele-instrumental

December 19, 2013

Christmas Gifting

Yesterday, we did the family Christmas with my grandparents on my mom's side. It was the first Christmas of the season for us. We have four more Christmases to do after that. Normally we would do it on Christmas itself, but they plan on leaving and going back to New Mexico at the end of the week.

Anyway, this meant that I had to hurry to finish their Christmas presents yesterday. I managed to finish crocheting and wrap the hat for my grandma and the scarf for my grandma before my parents got home, actually. But now I have other gifts to worry about.

Normally, I really don't get gifts for people, but I feel like I should start doing it this year. I actually had some income from jobs and stuff this year, and I want to be able to show that I am kind of growing up. I made scarves for my cousins and a gift for each of my best friends and for my brothers and parents.

The thing is, I have yet to make most of the gifts, so I am spending now until Christmas doing so. Fun.

But I really do love giving gifts. I love the smile they bring to peoples faces and how surprised they can be. I've always been the one that gets gifts, and I think its my turn to start giving them.

-EW

December 16, 2013

I'm Back!

Sorry that I was gone. Blogger was acting up and I was too lazy to post from my phone, then I had a mental breakdown, and blah blah blah, but now I'm better, so lets get back to it!

I only get to be a princess one more time before Christmas, and its next Saturday. Snow White for a birthday party. I didn't get to be Merida on Saturday like I had planned, so whatever. I was told that they didn't want me back until the spring, so, sucks for them. I was a dang good princess.

The hot topic for me right now is my book. I hope to try and send my manuscript to a publisher soon. I have two other manuscripts that I am working on. I want to go through an actual publisher with hopes of actually making money and my books actually being in bookstores. Its not that I want to be owned by anyone, but that that seems like the best way to go.

I sent a message to John Green on Tumblr with hopes of getting advice about publishing books. We'll see if he actually answers.

I have a lot of stuff to do before Christmas. Four scarves and four hats to crochet. And what have I done this morning? NOTHING!

I just kinda played around on Tumblr this morning. I did find a publisher that will accept manuscripts without an agent though. I'm too inexperienced to hire an agent. Not to mention I don't really know how to hire one. Maybe someday in the future.

I should probably go do chores and work on crocheting those things. BYE!

-EW

December 4, 2013

Crochet Day

I plan on going up to my mom's school to sell some of my crocheted stuff on friday, so both today and tomorrow are basically crochet days for me. I will do some basic chores and homework, but I plan to spend most of the time crocheting. I have three hats to finish and if I work quickly I can make some more baby booties and a scarf too.

My grandpa came home last night, unannounced. He has been in New Mexico with my grandma. They normally say something before they come back, but this time he didn't. I'm supposed to take their mail up to him in a little while. I just hope that he's awake and he's in a good mood when I do so. I don't like being around my grandpa when he's in a bad mood.

I also have to actually edit the video that I want to upload today. I filmed it last night with my little brother. Its not a cover video, so be thankful. I just hope that the camera wasn't moved by my other brother, because if it was then it will look terrible. I tried to keep it in place the whole time.

We ran out of sugar and I need coffee. This is an issue. I sweetened my coffee with honey yesterday, but it tasted nasty. I'll figure out something.

-EW

December 3, 2013

Happy Tuesday.

I'm really tired and bored and whatnot. I should be doing chores and crocheting things to sell on friday and whatnot. But I don't wanna.

I started doing something on my Youtube channel, kinda like my version of the 25 days of Christmas. Basically, I'm going to try and upload 25 Christmas-related videos between now and December 25. Whoo. I'm in the middle of uploading the second video.

My grandma on my dad's side called yesterday, and she wants me to start going to painting lessons at church with her on the first and third mondays of the month. But its oil painting. And I would be the youngest person there. And I don't do well in situations that require socialization and talking to people. But I don't have an excuse to go. So guess who is going to painting lessons two weeks from yesterday?

I can't think of anything to talk about.

-EW

November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

This Thanksgiving was a little different because we didn't go anywhere. My mom and I (well, mostly my mom) cooked tons of food and we just had a tiny little 5-person Thanksgiving at home. No extended family. Of course, we fixed enough food for fifteen people to eat, but now we have enough food for the next few days without cooking anything.

I also started working on a new book. I have two ideas that I am working on, but only one is in the writing stage. I have to say that it has to do with Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is not specifically about Orio the hamster, but he does make a cameo, as does John Thomas, my little brother.

So right now, here are the major things that I am thankful for:
My crazy family
My creativity
My friends
Music
My computer
My house
Food
The savior that died so that I could live and be forgiven
Tons of other stuff that I am too tired to type out

So, I look forward to the rest of the break. I have a video that I need to edit and post. Its a music video that my youngest brother and I filmed yesterday. I just need to edit and upload it. It should be ready by or before next week. Hopefully before.

I like that Christmas is almost upon us. I just love this time of year. Everyone is happy and the music is awesome and the decorations are beautiful and I can drink more coffee than normal without being judged. I wish my grandparents on my mom's side were going to be home for Christmas. They left and have been in New Mexico since the summer, building a cabin for them to live in up there. They won't be back until January probably, but I really miss spending Christmas time with them. Decorating the tree. Talking about past Christmases. Drinking coffee and hot chocolate together beside the fireplace. They are two of my favourite people in the world and I miss them a lot.

-EW

November 22, 2013

Blogger Troubles...

Sorry that I haven't been blogging a lot or as early in the morning as I normally do. My computer has been giving me fits with the blogger website. It doesn't want to load and there are ads in the way and it won't work right until about 12:00 or later.

I actually read all of TFIOS yesterday. I finished it at like 8:00 at night, and then I had dreams about Hazel and Augustus. I don't remember what they were about, but I kept waking up during the night because of the dreams. I actually sat there at one point, thinking to myself that I had overslept and it must be morning already and everyone had left the house. Then common sense kicked in and told me that, no, I could hear my brothers moving around in the bunks next to and below me and that it was very dark and no light was coming in from the window.

I actually get to be Merida tomorrow, so that's exciting. I've been practicing my Scottish accent. I just hope that it doesn't rain the whole time. It rained yesterday and quite a bit today. I really want to work on my story, but I haven't finished my research paper that is due thursday, so I can't. And I really don't want to work on the paper. But I guess I will.

I will have a new video up today. It should be up in about an hour. Its in the process of uploading right now, and that takes forever at my house.

-EW

November 21, 2013

ADHD Day

Its not like a holiday or anything, but it just feels like something is wrong with my brain right now. I can't focus on things. I had trouble staying focused and doing my assignments fo English and I have yet to work on much else. The only thing that has kept my attention for more than 15 minutes at a time today was TFIOS, which I started reading for a second time. I couldn't even sit still and eat all of my breakfast this morning. I feel like I am slowly descending into madness.

And, of course, being the hypochondriac that I am, I went and found a do-you-have-adhd quiz. I got moderate ADHD as the result. Idk. I think its more like possible ADHD. It just kinda flares up and becomes worse some days.

I really want to make a video today, but I can't figure out what about. I vlogged yesterday, so I can't vlog because I don't have anything to talk about. I think it would be cool to make another cloning video, but I can't seem to decide if I want to go through all of that work. I also thought about doing the SAIL music video that I have been thinking about for a while, but I still don't have enough of a complete vision of what I want to do. I might just settle for a cover video.

I worked on my novel some more yesterday. Mostly background stuff. A character web. Stuff like that. Still no progress on chapter 3, even though I keep telling myself to just start writing and I can worry about making it good later. GAH.

Its almost lunch time.

Oh, I took pictures in my almost-completed merida costume yesterday. I'll be in Old Town Spring on Saturday, so come and see me.






-EW

November 20, 2013

Esther, AKA: What I want to do with my life...

About a year or so ago, I learned of a nerdfighter named Esther Earl. Many many people know about Esther. Today, I started watching some of Esther's videos again. I do that sometimes. And every time I do, it makes me want to actually do things.

Esther had a form of lung cancer and died in 2010 at the age of 16. From her videos and writings, I know that Esther was an amazing person and I would have loved to meet her.

She was really ambitious. She wanted to do things. Be an author. Make a difference in the world. And even though she didn't get to do all of the things that she wanted to do, she still made a huge difference in the world.

And Esther inspires me because that is what I want to do with my life is to be an author and change the world for the better and stuff like that. And I want my life to be a tribute to Esther and my uncle, Chris, and my great grandpa, Papaw Inman, and my great grandma, Nannie, and all of the people that worked to do good and stuff. I want to live my life in remembrance and honor of them and to change the world in the ways that they didn't get to. I don't know why I didn't put this in the vlog that I filmed this morning, it would have made for a better video.

So, I think I want to start visiting hospitals in my cosplay stuff so that the little kids can meet princesses. I really hate hospitals, but I have been lucky enough to never really be sick or hospitalized for anything, so I want to take my luckiness and turn it into letting those kids be kids.

And I want to finish my novel. I want it to be amazing and I want people to read it and I want to sign copies and meet people at bookstores.

I want to get my drivers license and be able to go out and meet people and go to college on campus and get a job as a librarian or at a bookstore.

I want to fall in love with someone who wants to change the world in the same way that I want to. And get married but never even think about getting a divorce. And I want to adopt kids because they need to be loved and have a home.

And I want to direct films and short films and music videos that make people happy and are appropriate for all ages and that show Christ's love and are a testimony.

And I want to vlog and blog about all of these things and inspire other people to do the same things. That is what I want to do with my life.

-EW


November 19, 2013

Tired

I am physically and mentally exhausted. It started on Saturday. I stood on my feet all day to be Ariel. And I made less than I did the last week. It was sad. I also managed to hurt my back. So I am in pain. And I'm still tired for some reason. I've slept more in the past few days than I was supposed to. And I have homework due today. Just math, thank goodness, but I also have to work on my Research Paper.

And I'm mentally exhausted from being emotionally exhausted from being lectured to by my mom about marriage and sex and college and jobs and boys. I'm starting to get a lecture like that about once a week and its driving me crazy. It also makes me feel bad about myself for even thinking I might be able to be in a relationship with a guy before I graduate from college. And for not having been in more relationships with guys who have good jobs and are in college and go to church regularly. Sorry mom, I just lack the ability to attract guys that are actually perfect by your standards. And I feel like she doesn't think I can stop myself from going all the way before marriage and that I won't be able to wait until after college to get married.

So, basically, I feel absolutely horrible in nearly every way possible.

-EW

November 14, 2013

Found!

I found my camera charger this morning. I started by cleaning and reorganizing the bookshelf near the front door. It seemed like a good place to start, plus the disorganization was beginning to kill me. Then I moved some stuff around on a different bookshelf, where my camera bag normally sits. When I removed Charlie, the dummy, from the shelf, I found the charger, hiding there in the shadows. I guess charlie stole it and hid it as a joke.

I have English work due today, but I have yet to do any more than skim the readings. I really don't want to do it. I'm about to start on it though.

I really don't want to do anything today. Well, I would be okay with cleaning, because I've already done that some, but I really hate english homework.

-EW

November 13, 2013

Christmas Music

Did I tell you that I got a new phone? I did that on Friday. I guess I didn't say anything here about it. Samsung Galaxy III. Its awesome. And I have a front facing camera, so I can do this:


That was me this morning, walking the dog. It was freaking cold. Like, I know that it has been getting cold lately, but its in like the 40's! I have to bundle up just to walk the dog. And I have to wear socks, which drives me crazy.

Oh, and I finally got all of my Ariel costume in  the mail. I'm going to make a different, bigger bow though. I plan to be in Old Town Spring this weekend as Ariel, so come out and see me!


I have started listening to Christmas music. I know, its not even Thanksgiving yet. I'm terrible. But it started with learning new Christmas songs to perform on the ukulele at Christmas gatherings this year. And then I had to play Christmas songs at the Christmas tree lighting in Old Town Spring last weekend. And then I got my favourite Christmas song stuck in my head (Baby, its cold outside). And now I have Christmas stations playing on Pandora.

I also kinda skipped breakfast this morning, so I am absolutely starving. But I've told myself that I can wait until 12. I'm hoping to get a little bit of my homework done before then. Oh, and I crocheted two hats, a pair of fingerless gloves, and started a pair of leg warmers. I've been busy.

Gifts (for the Baby)
Presents (for the Baby)I'll make it rain (all night on for the Baby)I got some Silver & GoldLet the legend be toldDon't you know that I'm all about the Baby?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhlMFFB1M9w


-EW


November 7, 2013

Thorsday?

Last night, I fell asleep between text messages with Andrew. That happens quite a bit. But this time I actually ended up waking up later that night. Actually, it was 2:00 in the morning, but whatever. It was strange that such a thing happened. So, instead of starting the morning with the awkward "good morning" texts that often lead nowhere in conversation, we actually continued talking about what we were talking about.

I might be going to go see a movie today. I'm not sure. My best friend said something about it a little while back, but we haven't talked about it recently. Anyway, if we do go, we'll go to "thorsday" at amc theatres. Basically, its a marathon of Thor, the avengers, and the new thor movie. I really hope we go.

I really do have homework to work on. I should probably get on it. I have to turn in english homework. Then I also need to work on history and theatre work. Tomorrow, I have to go and take a math test at the college and run some errands. Then on saturday I'm going to be Snow White at Kudos in Old Town Spring. Its kinda a busy week/weekend.

-EW

November 6, 2013

My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

When we still had normal television, I was addicted to "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding". I loved it. And I just found out that "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" is on netflix. So, that is what I'm watching this morning. I love it so much. I just think that the gypsy culture is really interesting. Not to mention, I like to look at the amazing wedding dresses that they have.

I have history homework due today, which I am not looking forward to. I hate history because my brain doesn't do well with facts and memorization and trying to come up with reasoning for things that other people did. I can ace the quizzes, but I look like an idiot when I have to post to discussions. I have to take more classes like this too, unlike math, which I am good at but I only have to take one class of.

I really hope that some of my princess costumes come in the mail today. Everything has shipped except the Ariel skirt. I know that most of the stuff will be in by friday, but I just don't like waiting.

I was really glum for most of yesterday. I think it was mainly because I didn't really get to talk to anyone all day. I saw my family just before they left in the morning, then when they got home. I didn't get to talk to andrew or sarah or ellen or anyone from 7:00 AM to almost 7:00 PM. I was so lonely and sad for so long. And its looking like the same thing is going to happen today. Boo.

-EW

November 5, 2013

Shipping... And not the TV show kind.

So, I got three different emails yesterday that said that some of the things that I had ordered online had been shipped and will be arriving shortly. These items were the green velvet dress (Merida), lace up boots (Merida), and a blue hair bow (Ariel). I'm really excited. First of all, I love getting things in the mail. I love opening packages and wondering what is inside. I also like the idea of dressing up, so buying new costumes is something that I love. And I love clothes and shoes in general. More of them is exciting too. I think I may wear the boots for everyday stuff too, depending on how much I love them and how comfortable they are.

This morning started off with walking the dog, getting dressed, and drinking coffee. Then I sat in the recliner and worked on crocheting a hat. I have done this particular pattern before, but it turned out wrong because I used Worsted yarn instead of Bulky yarn. I'm slowly learning the ins and outs of crochet, so I know now that  I should use certain types of yarn for certain types of things.

This morning, while I was on pinterest, I found the most adorable owl hat crochet pattern. I can't wait to get more bulky (not super bulky) yarn to work with so that I can make it. In the meantime, I am going to be working on this hat and possibly a scarf. I want to make hats with the super bulky yarn that I bought, but I need bigger crochet needles.

Andrew is at faire all week this week. Its school week, which means that they do stuff that is kid appropriate and let kids and parents come to faire at a discounted price. This is actually how I went to faire the one and only time that I went. I would love to go back again, I just haven't gotten the chance. Anyway, this means that our communication is more limited and he's kinda sad because he lacks the ability to cook food for himself and is instead surviving on a diet of mainly ramen. Poor baby.

I really just want to crochet all day. I don't have any homework due today, but I will probably do some anyway. Just to get ahead. But there are some dishes that need to be washed and clothes that need to be folded. And I think I may attempt to sort the pile of junk mail that is sitting on the floor behind the couch. Blech. I think I may film and upload a couple of ukulele covers today though. I found a couple of songs yesterday that I kinda feel like covering. We'll see how it goes.

I found out that there will be more princesses at the Old Town Spring weekends. I'm excited. The girl who set me up with the gig originally will be dressed as Snow White sometimes. And a theatre friend of mine and her sister are going to be there as princesses also. Not sure which princesses, but I do plan to find out. Everything is all coming together.

-EW

November 4, 2013

MONDAY

So, the weekend went by absolutely too fast in some ways, but too slow in others. Either way, its Monday, which means that I have no homework due today, but I need to do a ton of chores. I also have a bit of businessy stuff to take care of.

So far, I have made about ten dollars from the book that I published, which isn't even enough for them to send me a check. This means that I need to get busy in finding a way to sell the books. I can buy them at a slight discount. I am planning on making an appearance at Tarkington sometime soon, so I need to make order forms to distribute at the school. I get the money  up front, then when the books get delivered, I sign them and distribute them at the school. I will also be reading the book to the kids and answering any questions that they might have. I also plan to carry Orio, the subject of the book, with me for them to see.

On Friday, I have a math test. I'm not very excited about this, but at least I get to use a calculator on part of it. It does mean that I have the day to go out and get things done though. My mom and I are planning on going to get rid of our old cell phones from previous plans. There's a little machine thing at the mall that you put your old phone into and it gives you money for it. I'm excited.

Speaking of phones, we are almost ready for new phones, since our contract is almost up. We are going to start doing research and probably order them online like we always do. My phone is really slowing down (it is two years old after all), so I am really excited.

Yesterday, I managed to order two new princess costumes online. They're actually normal clothes that you put together to make the costumes, so they should be more durable. I'm still searching for a good Snow White costume. I ordered a Merida costume and an Ariel costume and they should start arriving this week. I actually bought a corset, which I never thought I would be doing. Oh, and I bought a green velvet dress, and I didn't think I would ever wear velvet again. I picked those two characters because they have red hair and I can go without a wig. I love getting stuff in the mail and I'm super excited.

I started researching how to do a scottish accent for Merida. I think that I have part of it down. I still need to practice a bunch though. I'm also really excited about the boots that I get to wear as Merida. They're these lace up boots that come up a little above the ankle. I haven't had any since I was a kid and I finally found an excuse to buy them. I can't wait until they come in the mail!



Well, I should probably go do something like chores or whatever.

-EW

November 1, 2013

Baby, Its Cold Outside...

I'm not gonna lie, I am currently freezing, and I'm in long sleeves and jeans. And I'm inside. I also really like that song.

So, last night was fabulous, even though it really didn't feel like Halloween and no one recognized my costume. I do love the faux hawk, and I'm trying to find a way to wear it again.



Actually, I posted the picture to my instagram and tagged Isaac Deitz (the director of the wobble video) and Soul Glow Activatur (Dr. Wobbs) and Isaac actually liked the picture and commented, saying  "Well done!!". I had like this internal fangirl scream thing that happened when I saw it. I really like Isaac's work, and I really want to be somewhat like him in my film making stuff, so this was a big deal to me.


I also found out last night that I will have a bunch of Disney princess gigs between now and December 23. I have not decided which days to take, but there will  be opportunities to bring kids to meet and take a picture with me as Snow White, Ariel, and Merida if everything goes right. 

Also, if there are any teens/young adults in the area who would like to participate in dressing up as disney characters and getting payed, we may have some space for you. Just message me at the following link with who you are, where you live, and what character you can dress up as. It would be on a few saturdays and sundays between now and December 23, so even if you can only do it once, it would be fun and interesting. 


Well, I have math homework to do, so I better go do it. See you on monday!

-EW

October 31, 2013

Rainy Halloween Morning

I'm actually kinda sad that its raining right now. If it doesn't stop, we won't get to have the yearly fall festival at the church tonight, which means that we won't get to dress up and go out. And its Halloween!

Anyway, I had almost finished my second wrist warmer this morning, but I was crocheting the last little bit when I realized that it was too small compared to the other one. So, I had to pull out 3/4 of the stitches and I'm back to practically nothing.

I dyed my hair yesterday, so its back to an intense red, rather than a natural looking ginger. Also, now my hair is really soft and smells like the hair dye. But I'm kinda used to it.

My calculator came in the mail yesterday. Its in perfect condition and I can't wait to use it on math homework.

I have English homework to do today though. Not looking forward to that. Its getting to where I only really like math and drama. One's challenging and the other is fun. I've never really cared for history or English anyway.

I finished watching the last episode of Firefly this morning. I can't believe that I watched them all. I can watch the movie now, but I wish there was more.

-EW

October 30, 2013

Rainy Wednesday

This morning, I procrastinated when it came to getting out of bed. I was super tired and I still am. It has also been raining today, which makes me feel even more tired. I like rainy days, but they make me feel like curling up under a blanket and doing things like watching movies, reading books, or sleeping. Not doing homework and chores.

Some news about yesterday! My copy of the book that I wrote and published finally came in the mail. Its really cool and professional looking. I really do want people to buy it. I actually don't mind if you buy the ebook instead, because it actually gives me more profit. I'm  going to eventually release a version that has me reading it, but I don't have the ability to record it right now. I hope to write and publish a novel too, but I haven't gotten very far on it. I'm working on it though.

I also started listening to some new, different music. Well, new to me anyway. Andrew introduced me to it, and its pretty cool. Folk rock. Right now, I'm listening to a pandora station for the band Flogging Molly. Its pretty awesome. I'm thinking I might use some of this for short films and montages at some time in the future.

Also, tomorrow is halloween, so I plan to post pictures of my costume. I am really excited. I think I might make a music video out of it. I really want to. I have currently misplaced my camera battery charger though, so I have to find it today in order to charge my camera batteries and make the video. I hate that I misplace things so often.

Because its been a bit since I dyed my hair last and the color has faded and grown out, I'm going to dye my hair again today. Still red. I have to wait for my mom to get home though, because I don't really trust myself to do it right.

Well, I need to go do my history homework and then look for my camera battery charger. So, goodbye.

-EW

October 29, 2013

Happy Tuesday

I was too lazy to blog yesterday. I did chores all day instead of working on any homework, so I didn't get on the computer. I did finish making the hat that I was crocheting though, and it is really difficult to type with an ice cream cone in one hand. Yes, I'm having ice cream for lunch. I'm 18 and I can do what I want.

I just finished my math homework. It would have been easier if my calculator had already arrived in the mail. It should be here tomorrow though, so no worries.

I've managed to start crocheting a baby-sized mickey mouse ear hat. I'm hoping it turns out better than the other hats I've done so far. I have also looked up patterns for crocheted butterflies, a bow, and a couple different headbands. I'm excited.

Also, I will be making another Snow White appearance if you missed the last one. I'll be in Old Town Spring on November 9th. I'm not quite sure about the time, but probably a little after lunch. The tree lighting thing takes place on that day. I'll be in front of the same store, Kudos, so come by and have a picture taken. I may also be selling some of the stuff that I crocheted also. Thats why I'm working on hats and headbands so much.



I have to go work on chores and crochet stuff now, so ttyl.

-EW

October 25, 2013

Cold Scrambled Eggs...

Yep, that is what is sitting next to me as I blog. I made them for my breakfast, but I still don't feel like eating. They seem kinda gross anyway. I forgot how much I really don't care for scrambled eggs. I did actually drink a whole cup of coffee this morning though, so that was a success.

On a more related topic. I have math homework due in about an hour and a half. I really wish that I had a calculator like we used in high school to do all of these calculations with since I've reached the point in the lessons where calculators are allowed. I'm really tempted to buy one. I found a TI-83 Silver Plus for about $60 on amazon. I think I might get it.

I've spent quite a bit of the morning watching Firefly, crocheting the hat, and texting Andrew. Its really nice to have someone to talk to. And when we started talking, even though we are still learning things about each other, it seems like we've known each other for a long time. Its just so easy to talk to each other.

I really really feel like making a music video. I don't have a football game to go to tonight, so I might be able to when my parents get home.

Gah, I'm just procrastinating.

Oh, I got another Snow White gig. November 2, I get to go to a birthday party of the daughter of a teacher at our school. Its at least $50 in my pocket, so I'm not complaining.

-EW

October 24, 2013

How The Snake Story Ended

If you read my post from yesterday, you know that I had to deal with the problem of a snake in the house. Well, I waited until he decided to try and escape from behind the heater and run away. He was half way to the window, crawling on the broom nearby when I used a piece of fabric to grab him. I had hoped to use a pillow case, but they were all on pillows at the time. The thing about the rush that I was in was that it caused me to not think through where I was grabbing the snake. So, like an idiot, I grabbed him in the middle. Now, this snake was at least three foot long, which meant that as soon as I picked him up, I realized that he could easily reach back around and bite me. So, in about thirty seconds, I transported the snake from the living room to the outdoors, and had him slithering in the opposite direction of the house. I was rather frightened, so there was a string of words that came out of my mouth that I am not particularly proud of as I carried the snake outside, along with the words "please don't bite me". Looking back, it was kind of funny, but I am glad that I dealt with it.

I asked my dad what the snake was after I described it to him, and he said that it was probably a rat snake, AKA, it wasn't planning to hurt me, it just wanted to eat the mice that tend to live in our area. The snake should have made himself less obvious though.

In other news, I finished the headband that I was working on, and I started crocheting a hat this morning. I am maybe 1/4 of the way done. Maybe I can have it finished by the weekend.

I also am still dealing with the issue of not feeling good and not wanting to eat. My stomach really hasn't felt good all morning. I made myself a cup of coffee, and I only drank about 1/4 of it. I know that I am hungry, but I just don't feel like I can eat. Like, if I eat, I might get sick or feel bad. Its not a good thing.

I also started watching new tv shows, thanks to Andrew. I have watched 3 episodes of firefly, 1 episode of Legend of Korra, and 1.25 episodes of the 4th doctor in the old series of Doctor Who. They all seem rather great. But, Legend of Korra isn't on Netflix, which bothers me. It means that I have to watch it on my laptop, so I don't get to watch it as much.

-EW

October 23, 2013

Recovering

So, yesterday, I ended up going out and having lunch at Chic-fil-a in the mall with my best friend, Sarah. Its kind of difficult for me to eat right now, just because I really don't feel like eating even though I get hungry, but I got past that and ate way too much yesterday. We went to Barnes and Noble afterwards, and I got two books: Alice in Zombieland and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I just feel like a couple of creepy stories are what I am in the mood for right now, with Halloween being close and whatnot. And of course, going to Barnes and Noble meant that we stopped at Starbucks. I really don't go to Starbucks that often, so I don't have a usual order and I let Sarah order something for me. It was a strawberries and cream something or another. It was good, but I was still stuffed from lunch, so I kinda didn't drink much of it.

I got home and I felt horrible. Like, I didn't have any energy and I was sick to my stomach. I actually took a two hour nap, and I only take naps when I'm sick. That was kind of the confirming factor. I think I may have sweated off a fever or something too. And I was just as tired when I woke up from the nap. I didn't really eat any dinner, I just went back to sleep.

This morning, thankfully, I feel a lot better. I'm still tired, but I think I'm a lot better than I was. I actually feel like moving around and doing things. I took an Emergen-C before bed last night, which probably helped a bit. I think I may take another one when lunchtime rolls around. I still am having to force myself to eat. I made chocolate chip muffins this morning and I had to force myself to eat three of them, because I didn't feel like eating anything at all. Hopefully I'll be better tomorrow though.

I also tried to bring my spirits up this morning by making a playlist of upbeat and fun music to listen to. Its 81 minutes long, and I hope to keep it playing until it finishes.

I've learned a new lesson in crochet. When you feel like making something quickly, use a larger crochet needle. A tiny one takes forever to get the job done. I still haven't finished the headband that I started the other day.I think I may be finished by the end of the day though. I've been working on it this morning and I'm more than half way done.

11:00 UPDATE: I lost my history textbook, and whilst looking for it, I discovered a snake that was making his way around in our house. I think  that it is harmless, but I'm not sure. I googled how to get a snake out of the house, and all it told me was to call animal control. Thanks google, but I live in the country. That isn't the proper etiquette around here. I have the door open, hoping that it will go outside and it almost did, but then it decided that trying to hide in/behind the heater in the living room. Andrew told me to catch it, but thats easier said than done.

-EW

October 22, 2013

Pancakes and Text Messages

Yep, the title pretty much sums up my morning. Well, except that I started watching some more of the old Doctor Who episodes. I watched "Pyramids of Mars" with the 4th doctor this morning. It was actually pretty good.

The texting actually started last night because it was easier than trying to use facebook. And I fell asleep texting him last night. This morning, we started talking again at the nice early time of about 6:50. I was surprised, because I've never had someone wake up early for my sake. Normally, I'm the one waiting until a decent hour to talk to people.



This morning after getting dressed, I looked in the mirror and realized that I was the epitome of nerdiness. Tardis t-shirt. Glasses. Wild hair that the only thing I have done to it is make sure its not tangled. Oh, and pale skin and a small frame. Thats me. Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

I have math homework due today. And as soon as I get that done I need to work on cleaning the house. I guess that means cleaning off the couches, picking things up off of the floor, washing clothes, and cleaning the bathroom today. My mom got onto me yesterday for only washing dishes and washing clothes. "That's not what you're being payed for". Yes, but I did have midterm exams last week, so I'm working on getting back into the swing of things. Not to mention I do spend some time eating and working on homework and making headbands so that I can sell them. Oh, and the teensy bit of a social life that I attempt to have.

Whatever.

-EW

October 21, 2013

Good Morning, Sunshine!

This morning started out like any other. I was more tired than usual from being Snow White for a whole five hours yesterday, but I managed to drag myself down the ladder of the bunk bed and to take the dog outside for a walk. It has been getting a bit colder, so I was freezing in my summertime pajamas of a tank top and shorts. Once my family left the house, I grabbed a cup of coffee and set to work making a crocheted headband while I watched/listened to several episodes of MLP:FiM. And then I got on Facebook and my day got a lot happier.

You know those people who make you happy when you just talk to them, whether its in person or through a Facebook message or whatever? Yeah, well, I continued my morning by talking with one of those people. And I haven't stopped smiling since.

Anyway, I have to update my website this morning and put the link to buy my book on it, along with put some pictures from this weekend. I don't have any homework due today, so I'm going to focus on chores once I get done with this stuff.

I can't tell you how many tabs I have open right now. Providing links and whatnot is complicated stuff. In  the meantime, here is a happy song that I plan to cover on my youtube channel soon.

-EW

October 20, 2013

I WROTE A BOOK!

I wrote a book, a children's book to be more specific, and now it is available for you to purchase! You can follow this link to purchase it in softcover, hardcover, ebook, and Ipad forms. The proceeds that I get will help me pay for college. So, please go buy The Hamster Who Liked Spaghetti and help me get an education!

http://www.blurb.com/b/4651051-the-hamster-who-liked-spaghetti

October 18, 2013

Internet Problems

So, for the past few days I have been having some crazy internet problems. Sometimes, the wireless just decides to stop connecting to my computer or my phone or the tv. Its really annoying.

Anyway, this morning started with me not wanting to get up. I was so comfy in bed with my zebra sheets and pillows and comforter and my sock monkey pajamas (which are, of course, the most comfortable ones that I own). So, I procrastinated a bit, but I did eventually get up. And my mom greeted me this morning with the fact that my youngest brother, John, was sick and needed to stay home today. This wouldn't be so bad, but its a tummy bug, so there is risk of two things. I will leave both of those to your imagination, because I am sure that you can figure it out.

So, after getting dressed and walking the dog, John and I had "Polygon Pancakes" and watched Moon Phase, the first age-appropriate anime that I found on Netflix. Polygon Pancakes is my new term for the pancakes that I make, because I really stink at flipping pancakes, so they end up falling to pieces and getting folded and end up in really strange shapes that don't even make sense.

I also got to chat with someone about cosplay, which is awesome, because I don't generally get to talk about cosplay with anyone. And next year I plan on going to at least one, if not more, convention.

I have to work on y history midterm review and take the test before Sunday, so I will probably work on those today. I also need to print some more business cards for Saturday and Sunday also. And I am going to have to work on the Drama group project some more also. I hope the two people who haven't posted in the discussion have posted in it by now.

So, from John and I, have a good friday!

 -EW



October 17, 2013

HOMEWORK

Gah, I have too much homework. I have a midterm exam and review that are due on sunday for history. I have a group project in drama that is due on sunday but no one else has worked on. I have math homework due tomorrow. English work relating to "The Scarlet Letter" due today. Oh, and next week I have a research paper due in English on thursday. GAH!

And I really don't want to do any of these things, and I have to get them all done before saturday. Well, all but the research paper. GAH.

I don't really feel like blogging today, so here is a cool video:

-EW

October 15, 2013

Titanic

I began this morning with a chocolatey milkshake health drink thing. Then, I watched "The Bride of Frankenstein", a movie made in 1935, starring Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster. It had a rather sad ending. I had really wanted to watch something that would lift my spirits or even just distract me.

Last night, I had a mild nightmare, which ended with my little brother drowning in a bathtub because I couldn't lift him up out of it. I hate dreams like that. Anyway, I jerked awake and I did as I usually do to console myself, and tried to think of something happy or different to make myself feel better. Sadly, my brain doesn't like to do what I tell it to do sometimes. The first thing that I thought of was a theory that I had read on the internet about two weeks or so ago about the show Rugrats. The theory stated that all of the babies were actually dead, and Angelica made them up because she was crazy/lonely. Of course, that did not help at all, so when I got up this morning, that was all I could think about, which made me both sad and wanting to watch Rugrats at the same time.

After all of this, I got the bright idea that I would watch Titanic. Why? Because I am ridiculous.

Ugh. Anyway, I haven't been able to even start editing the "Follow Me Friday" video yet. I spent yesterday crocheting and watching movies and wishing that my brother wasn't so annoying, because it was colombus day and they didn't have school.

I almost got someone to buy stuff that I crocheted yesterday, but when I heard what she wanted made, I threw my hands up saying "you're crazy, I'm outta here!". She wanted a monkey costume and some other stuff crocheted for her baby, but she wanted it in less than two weeks. Talk about crazy.

I am going to be making some stuff to sell though. Around Christmas time at the school, they let people selling handmade goods and whatnot come in on certain days and sell their stuff to the teachers and aides and other faculty. I'm hoping to make up a bunch of headbands and mug cozies and baby booties and scarves to sell. Not to mention, I should have my copies of the book that I wrote and illustrated in by that time, so I can have a few of those to sell also.

Now I need to go do homework, so I'll talk to you tomorrow.

-EW

October 11, 2013

Homecoming

I apologize for the late post today. I am actually blogging from my phone at the homecoming football game for the school that I gradutated from. It's the third quarter, and we're losing by 6 points. We never really have a good football team.

I've discovered something. When I'm out in public, particularly in a crowded space, I get paranoid. Like, mainly with my phone. I keep thinking "oh, no. What if I'm scrolling down my facebook feed or tumble dash and something inappropriate pops up and the people around me see it and judge me." It's not likely to ever happen, because those kind of things very rarely appear on my fb and tumblr, but it still crosses my mind every time I get bored and pull out my phone.

I really hoped that I might see people that I consider my friends (not just acquaintances) at homecoming, but it doesn't look like its going to happen. I only have a handful of friends, and most of them wouldn't spend their time at a football game if they could be doing something else. I'm also very introverted and slightly antisocial, as I have stated before, and talking to people that I am even mildly acquainted with is difficult and kind of scary to me.

I actually managed to film the first, real "Follow Me Friday" vlog. I plan on trying to edit it tomorrow. I may not get it up until Monday though. I have a lot of footage to sort through and edit. I really hope that its kind of interesting or entertaining or something. It would be nice to know that I am doing this for a reason besides to have an excuse to carry a camera around. Btw, people look at you strangely when you start vlogging and talking to a camera in public. And most likely, your mother will poke fun a little bit because you are such an odd person. But, such is life.

Homecoming is strange when you're not in school. You go to a peprally and a football game and that's it. There is no incentive to be excited. You hope that you see people you know, but its not likely. It's just like a normal Friday night game. But more crowded and smelly.

-EW

October 10, 2013

I Remembered... Late.

Okay, so it was not until about two minutes ago when I was researching blog profitability and whatnot that  I realized that I hadn't blogged today at all. I did post a video on youtube today, and finish writing a song, so give me some slack.

I started the morning with some ZeFrank videos, because there really is no better way to start the morning. Well, maybe there is, but this was a pretty good way nonetheless. Afterward, I watched like an episode of MLP, then took out my ukulele and spent some time songwriting. Like, too much time. When I looked up, I saw that it was like ten o'clock, so I jumped up and made some breakfast. I made biscuits and gravy, but the gravy sucked because I accidentally put too much salt. I threw away most of it because it was disgusting and I couldn't handle eating it. I then hurried to get started on my homework. and was delighted to find part of this week's English lesson was about Edgar Allen Poe, like one of my favourite authors of all time.

After I finished my english work and attempted some of my math homework, it was 1:00. I had a chicken pot pie for lunch and watched the last few episodes of Death Note and Oh My Gosh, it was awesome. I'm kind of happy about what happened to light. I just miss L. Like, the real one. He was my favourite character because he was so strange and awesome and smart. I'm not really sure what I am going to watch next, but I have a list (thanks to my FB friends and people on Tumblr).

The rest of the day comprised of the following:
folding clothes
cleaning
washing dishes
taking care of the dog
Facebook
Tumblr
Ukulele playing

And now I am super tired and my back and neck hurt really badly and my stomach hurts also. Oh, and it turns out I finally know the dates and times that I will be out doing my Snow White stuff.

October 19th and 20th, from about 2 to 4 or so in Spring, Texas. Its like a fair or festival or something. Come out and take a picture and listen to me play the ukulele or just talk with me. I would love it.

-EW

October 9, 2013

The Unicorn

I am absolutely exhausted this morning. It was practically impossible to will myself to crawl down out of my bunk. I spent a lot of yesterday (at least 4 hours) cleaning my parents bedroom, which meant a lot of clothes folding, not to mention I cleaned out my closet and got rid of a lot of stuff.

Yesterday, at about 2:30 or so, I had an idea for a blog post, one about giving stuff away and the fact that I find it so refreshing. I would write it right now, but I lack the inspiration and willpower. But, anyway, I was discouraged from writing it because I had already posted to the blog earlier that morning. So, this morning, I thought, why not post two times a day if I can manage a few paragraphs? I think that if I come up with something interesting enough or I get inspired, I shouldn't stop myself from posting these things.

Last night, before we went to bod, my little brother (John) and I pulled out a bunch of letter magnets that he got last Christmas and began making random words on the fridge. I have to say, it was actually really fun. There are a lot of letters, so I was actually able to spell out "supercalafragalisticexpialadotious" without running out of letters, although I did have to curve it upwards because I ran out of room on the fridge. I think the most fun part was probably getting to play with my little brother. He's 7 and I'm 18, which makes it a little difficult for playing with him to not seem like babysitting. But we sat there making random words and laughing together and I smiled for real for the first time that day.

Something about the box of magnets that is hilarious is that there are animal and object magnets in it too. And we pulled out all of the animal magnets because we were originally talking about animals. But all of the animals were real ones, there were no magical creatures or dinosaurs except for one of the magnets. The Unicorn. Who in the world thinks "oh, we need one more animal for this box of magnets, how about a unicorn?" I mean, why not a fox or a giraffe or a monkey? I'm not saddened about the unicorn, I just find it strange.

I'm going to go get coffee and get clothes on and watch anime, so adieu!

-EW


October 8, 2013

Kpop

Sorry for not blogging yesterday and Friday. I was busy both days. I did consider blogging, it just never happened. But, on the up side, I did get a lot done.

Here's a general update: I've been making things, shopping, listening to kpop, and falling in love with a guy who may not even know I exist.

So, on Friday, I had to go take a math test at the college, which meant that my mom had to take me because I still don't have my license. However, I did manage to renew my permit that morning, which means that now I can take the online "adult" driving course and finally get my license. I also went thrift shopping that day. We stopped at Goodwill because I needed some new jeans, and I ended up getting four pairs of jeans and several sweaters for the price that one nice pair of jeans would generally cost. I stopped by a craft store too, and I got some more yarn for crocheting along with some purple flanel  and felt and stuff for making MLP Twilight Sparkle hooded pajamas. I'm almost done making them. I think that I will be able to finish them today.

Saturday, we had to go see my brother play a few songs in with the band at a school/community fall festival thing. Really, all it is is a way for the school to get more money for project graduation and stuff, but whatever. Beforehand, we stopped at a garage sale and I managed to get a Charlie McCarthy ventriloquist doll (worth about $50 at least) for $5, along with some more yarn and a couple of jackets.

Sunday, we went to church, which really wasn't anything different than normal. The preacher talked about wanting to have a revival, but not the week long kind, the spiritual kind. I don't know if that will happen, but it would be awesome if it did. I would settle for the week long kind even. Just something to make church a place that I enjoy. The sunday school class that I help my friend teach, which is supposed to be first and second grade, and is for some reason used as a third grade class also, was super crowded sunday. The fourth grade teacher didn't show up, so we had first through fourth grades in one classroom. I was about ready to tear my hair out.

And yesterday, I spent most of the day cleaning and working on my MLP pajamas while listening to kpop. I'm almost done with them, and I'll post a pic when I get done.

I actually need to go do stuff today though, so I have to stop blogging.

-EW

October 3, 2013

MLP

I started off this morning with a cup of coffee, crochet, MLP, chocolate chip muffins, and a Hi-C lemonade. No, I'm not 6 years old. I'm a freshman in college, and I like to enjoy life in the safest way possible.

The thing that I have been pondering this morning is which MLP character is my favourite and which is the one that I relate to the most. I know that my favourite is Rainbow Dash. I'm not sure why. I think its because she reminds me of my friends, Ellen and Sarah. So outgoing and fun to be around. And I think that is the real reason why I watch My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. It reminds me of my friends, even those who have moved away or don't consider me their friend anymore. It reminds me of the good times we had together when we were younger. And the plot isn't that bad either.

But I'm having a real hard time with the other question. Am I like Twilight Sparkle? Or Applejack? Or Fluttershy? I really don't know. I think I might ask Ellen. She was always good at answering the weird questions that I had.

I do know that I found a Rainbow Dash hoodie that I really want. I'm sure that my family would make fun of me if I got it though. I really like the wings on the back.
If it didn't cost so much, I might consider buying the Rainbow Dash footed pajamas instead, so that I can use them on Christmas. My family has a tradition of buying new pajamas every year, which we wear to bed on Christmas Eve and then look nice in while we take pictures and open presents on Christmas morning. I think it would be adorable, but I'd sooner try to make my own than buy some for $40 or more. Who knows, maybe I can find some cheaper ones or a pattern online.


GAH! THE PICTURES WON:T LINE UP RIGHT! Oh, well. I have to go do homework anyway.

-EW


October 2, 2013

Sick

Ugh. I know for sure that I am sick. My throat feels icky and swollen like it did yesterday. I feel really tired. I have a headache that won't go away, even though I've taken things for it. Oh, and I'm freezing cold, even though I'm wearing a sweater and the temp is 75 inside the house. And Puddin' isn't making it any better. She wants to do nothing but bite me or whine that I'm not giving her enough attention. Ugh.

I really just want to crawl back into bed, but I have chores and homework to do and a dog to watch. Thats the thing about being a college kid, you have to take care of yourself when you get sick.

This morning, I got stung by some weird bug. I was about to get in the shower. We have this fuzzy mat right outside the door of our shower, and you have to step on it to get into the shower. And when I stepped on it, I apparently stepped on a bug, who then decided to sting my foot. At first I thought that I had just stepped on a thorn or something, because it felt like something stuck into my foot. Then, it started itching and hurting at the same time. When I picked up my foot, there was this little bug that looked like a carpenter ant (really big ants that don't sting/bite) but it had wings. Needless to say, I killed it asap. The bite didn't hurt for more than 30 minutes or so, and there has been no other reaction, so I think I'm fine. But I really am curious as to what the bug was.

I'm probably being really boring right now. I'm sorry. My head hurts and I'm tired, so its kinda hard to think straight.

I started crocheting something else. Black wrist warmers. Kinda like fingerless gloves. Or fingerless mittens, I guess. I'm about 1/4 the way done with the first one. Its a lot simpler than the hat. I am going to need some more yarn soon though. After I finish this project, I won't have much left at all. And most projects require a whole skein of yarn.

I think my crocheting is a good thing. It makes my mom happy to see me make things that can be worn or sold for profit. I think I'll keep doing it, even if its only for that reason. It also lets me keep busy when I am bored. I actually finished the last half of my hat at last Friday night's football game. I feel like I might get a large amount of yarn for Christmas though.

I think that my mom wants me to make her a scarf. I might make it as a present. She keeps saying "you need to make a scarf". She really likes scarves.

Okay, I am going to go get something done while I'm still awake.



-EW

October 1, 2013

Maybe Getting Sick

I woke up this morning feeling okay. But now my throat is starting to feel itchy and dry and wierd. My mom and my dad have both had some kind of throat thing within the past week or so. I hope that this isn't me getting it. I also have a headache. But I'm also a slight hypochondriac.

I have to work on history work this morning, which is not something that I really want to do, but I will do it anyway. I really am not sure what chores I need to do today besides wash some dishes and find a handheld mirror.

I managed to print out some business cards yesterday. I had to have some for an upcoming Snow White gig. I printed out like 60. My mom says that I need to print out some flyers with the same info on it too. Here's what they look like:



And you know what? That picture is a screen capture from my last video. But you'd only know that if you watched it to the very end. And, yes, that is a QR code on the other side of the card. Feel free to use your smart phone to capture it and see where it goes. IDK, it may not work very well on a computer screen.

Also, I think that I've almost decided what I'm going to crochet next. Either a pair of boot cuffs (little things that go on kinda like socks or leg warmers and stick up over your boots), a stuffed animal (probably a bunny or a bear), fingerless gloves or something similar, or a hat with ears. It kinda depends on what I can find a pattern to. I plan to start it today. Also, I will crochet things for other people, you just have to give me time and it will probably cost between $10 and $25, depending.

I kind of have to go do history homework, so I will talk to you all later.

-EW

September 30, 2013

Voice Acting and Argument Smack-downs

So, right now, due to the fact that I have been watching a ton of anime and extras about voice actors, I think that it would be really cool to go to some auditions for voice acting. I just need to get to the point that I can drive myself places. The home base for Funimation is actually in Texas, but not close by. But if I get to where I can drive, I can record a demo and send it in and if I get an acting job, I can actually take it. I still have a lot of research to do, but it seems like it could work.

This morning, when I got on Facebook, I came across a post where an obnoxious acquaintance of mine had commented on someone's post which then showed up on my feed. He was trying to say that the founding fathers didn't mean for this to be a Christian nation and that they didn't even believe in God. I conceded one bit to his argument, because Ben Franklin didn't go to church. But I said that he WAS raised as a Quaker. And then I gave a quote from GEORGE FREAKING WASHINGTON that said


Boom. Smackdown. COME AT ME BRO!


Also, I finished painting my Dr. Wobbs glasses for Halloween. And I finished making my hat too. I'm not really sure what I'm going to crochet next, since I only have one thing of black yarn left.


So, yes, I am  now going to go do a bit of homework and chores and drink some peace tea. 

-EW

September 27, 2013

Thanking Goodness...

So, yesterday, I was freaking out quite a bit about homework stuff. I was supposed to tell my teacher by September 9th where I was planning to take the Math test that I have to take Friday. And I didn't notice this until yesterday. Thankfully, I messaged him and he said that there was no problem since I would be taking it at on of the main campuses. Then, I was freaking out about the fact that my mom has to take me to the college to take the test (Still no license here...) and school doesn't let out until 3:30, the campus is like 30 minutes away, and it closes at 4:30 on Fridays, meaning I wouldn't get there in time to take the test. Thankfully, my mom said that she'll just take a half-day off from school. I kind of feel bad about making her take off from work, but she seemed to be okay with it. I hope that she really is.

Then, I got online this morning and took the math quiz for both this week and next week. I barely passed this week's and I did decently on next week's. I hate the fact that I have to let myself stoop to barely passing . I'm so used to making straight A's with maybe one or two B's every once in a while. But at least I'll have actual professors teaching me soon enough.

Okay, so I am looking for a really good anime to watch. I've started like three different ones, and the only one that I really care for is "Death Note". I just finished watching Black Butler, and I loved it. I also loved Ouran High School Host Club and FMA and Chobits was pretty decent. I wanted to start watching Bleach, but its not on Netflix or the anime watching site that I use. I want something else fun and cute like those, but I haven't been able to find anything yet. If you watch anime, PLEASE leave a recommendation in the comments.

My hat is probably about half done still. Maybe a little more. It takes forever to get around the length of the entire hat with the stitches. I can't wait until I finish this row and start to narrow the hat down so that I can put a band in it and be done.



-EW

September 26, 2013

Procrastination in the form of Cosplay

I'm actually supposed to be taking my quiz for English class right now, but I'm procrastinating instead. I checked Facebook. I crocheted some. I was on YouTube. Then I got on pinterest and spent a little while pinning stuff about cosplay. I really love cosplay, too much actually, but I can't help it.

Halloween is coming up, which means that I get to dress up as a character of my choosing. This year, it is Dr. Wobbs from the FF5 music video, Wobble. And I have a cosplay event the second weekend in October. I get to dress up as Snow White for an advertising/picture taking thing. I pulled out my wig and made sure that it was ready. Then I got to thinking, what else could I cosplay as? And when could I cosplay?  I have answered the first question in many ways, but not the second one.

I'm really into Disney cosplay and anime cosplay. I think that it would be really fun to dress up as Ciel or Elizabeth from Black Butler. Its my favourite anime show at the moment. I found a bunch of costumes that are actually pretty extensive for a low-ish price. Disney costumes are  a bit more expensive though, which saddens me.

I kept telling myself for the longest time that I was going to one day go to a convention of some kind and dress up as a character. But the more I think about it, the more impossible it seems. I wouldn't go alone, but I don't really have any friends who watch the same anime shows that I do. Or that would cosplay with me. And I don't like big cities, which is where all of the conventions take place. I don't feel comfortable in crowds, which is basically what a convention is made of. I'm very introverted, so my chances of actually talking to other cosplayers is slim. Oh, and I don't think that I am as strange as most of the people who attend conventions. They take their cosplaying really seriously, and I'm a little intimidated. I just need a really good friend to push me into going to a convention someday, because I lack that I will ever be able to do it on my own.

In the mean time, I am still only about half way done with my hat. I thought that I would be further along by now. It looks like a really bulky and wrinkly doily.



-EW

September 25, 2013

The Day I was Lazy

I have actually been kind of lazy today. I mean, I've gotten things done, just not as fast as I should. I still haven't worked to finish my English homework. I just don't feel like reading boring stuff, and thats what this week's lesson is full of. It is due tomorrow though, so I need to finish it up. I am about half way through crocheting a hat though.

I know that crocheting is something that doesn't seem like a teenager-y thing, but I am very much a DIY-er, so I thought I might as well do it. I actually learned the basics of crochet when I was a little kid. My grandmother taught me. But I was never really patient enough and I didn't have a pattern to follow. Because of pinterest, I have taken up crocheting again. I saw so many cute things, and I just want to try and make them. Right now, I am working on a purple beret type hat. I think that its going to turn out great. I hope to maybe make a bunch to sell or give as gifts.

I'm not an expert at all, but I can read directions. I looked up a tutorial for this particular hat in order to make it. And I had to start over once. I look up most of the stitches on youtube, because right now I only know the chain stitch and the double chain stitch. But I think that I have potential. After this, I want to try and make one that has ears or something on it. I figure it can't be that hard. I have some black yarn too, so maybe a black hat with bear ears. Or mickey mouse ears.

Crocheting has taken up way too much of my time today. I think that it is because I can see my progress, which makes me want to crochet more. I crocheted while I watched MLP this morning, then again as I watched Death Note during lunch. And I crochet in between doing chores and homework. I never thought that I would actually enjoy it, since I really didn't like it when I was little. Here's a picture of what I have done so far. I think I might be done by the end of the day. And that is a really strange facial expression...



-EW

September 24, 2013

Switchin' it up

Today, I decided to tackle most of the chores before hopping on my laptop to blog and do homework. I feel like I got more done today than I normally do.

Because I'm taking it just a little bit at a time on my math homework, my main focus today is on History. I still haven't logged on, but I will in just a minute.

On the slightly more interesting side, I came up with an idea for a short film. For about the past year, I've wanted to make a short film. I've done music videos and skits, but I have never done a short film. And I feel like one of the big things in officially being able to call yourself a director is actually doing a film or short film. I don't have the ability to do a full-length movie right now, so I figured a short film might be a good place to start.

I still need to storyboard and write the script, but I have a basic idea of what it is about. It takes place in the future and it is narrated by a little girl. I'll probably be the one who does the voice acting though. And the theme is the idea of "guns don't kill people, people kill people." I feel that it is relevant. I don't want to give away too much, but I think I might start writing the script today.

I got a new SMASH book the other day. The thing is, its not a normal smash book, but one that I am making from scratch. I'm using one of the scrapbooks that you can add pages to. I removed all of the little slip covers that you put the pages in and just put the pages themselves into the brad things instead. It just makes it easier to put things in it and it makes it more like an actual smash book. Not to mention, I got to pick the different pages that were in the book and no two are alike. It cost around the same amount as a name-brand smash book, but I think its cool that I made it myself.

Well, I should probably go do homework. Blech.

-EW

September 23, 2013

Family Force 5 and Math Homework

Yes, that is how I have spent most of the morning. I am currently taking a break from math homework, because I am currently about to take my math book outside and burn it, then throw my notes up against the wall. For some reason, math just isn't working for me this morning. Thankfully, it isn't due until Friday.

This morning, when I logged onto facebook, I was confronted with a suprising and kind of sad bit of news. The lead singer of Family Force 5, Soul Glow Activatur, AKA Solomon Olds is leaving the band and Crouton is taking the part of lead singer. I'm kind of sad about it. I mean, I know that he is still going to have influence on the music and he's just leaving so that he can spend time with his family. But I will certainly miss the little ball of energy that leads the band. I hope FF5 can still be as good without him as a lead singer. But I have faith that Crouton will do a good job.

Gah, I'm super frustrated with everything right now. I yelled at my dog for whining. I am also very frustrated with my typing. I think I need to take a break and do some chores for a while. Math homework has just messed me up.

-EW

September 20, 2013

Dogs and Vlogs

Today is Friday, which means that it is the first trial day of "Follow Me Friday". I'm not really sure if its going to be a thing yet, so I'm going to try it out a few times. So far, its going pretty good. I'm just worried that this week won't be very interesting. It keeps raining, which means that the football game may be cancelled and I won't go anywhere. Maybe I'll do "Follow Me Saturday" when that happens. Or I'll just make it "Follow me" and it will happen on whatever days I leave my house to do something mildly interesting.

So, Puddin' was being a total butt this morning. she had a bunch of accidents and kept trying to bit me on the legs and feet and hands and stomach. So, right now she is sitting in her pet carrier (which is where she sleeps at night) in a sort of time-out. She's barking, but I'm hoping that she'll give up and go to sleep soon.

I don't have any homework due today, but I am going to work on Theatre work that is due on Sunday. Maybe I can get a little bit done before getting bored.

-EW

September 19, 2013

Veggie Tales song...

So, I grew up with veggie tales. They were something that we had VHS videos of and we watched them often. They tell funny stories and have a message about Christianity and have silly songs. One that I really enjoyed was Madame Blueberry. It was a tale about a very rich blueberry woman who liked to buy things. And a new store moved in down the street and she ends up going there trying to buy everything that she can think of, because she thinks that it will make her happy. And at one point she sees this little girl who is very joyful and who says something about having a "happy heart". This leads the blue berry to ask where she can buy a happy heart, and the store worker says that they don't sell those. Anyway, they start loading all of these things into her house, which is in a tree, and the house can't take it and ends up falling out of the tree and collapsing. Then she is taught by the same little girl that things don't make you happy and that you have to be thankful for what you have.

In my idea to try and be more like Job, I think I really can re-learn the lesson from this story.

The other day, we helped my grandparents move two new couches into their house because the ones they had were starting to fall apart because they were made of fake leather and they were old. After we were done, my little brother told my grandmother, "Wow, it looks like you have some new good stuff!". My grandmother replied with, "Yes, we do have some good, new stuff, don't we?". I know that she didn't mean anything by it, but it kind of struck a chord with me. I mean, my little brother described the situation the way it really was. There was really no need for new couches because the other ones still worked, but were just a teensy bit messed up. Then my grandmother rephrased his words, meaning that the other stuff was still new, which it was, but it wasn't good anymore. I think that people take away the good in the things that they have too fast. That makes them want "good, new stuff" when they already have things that they don't realize are still good.

I found myself singing this morning when I took the dog out for a walk. It was a paraphrased version of a song in the Madame Blueberry cartoon.

I thank God for this day, for the sun in the sky
For my mom and my dad, for my happy and great life
For my car and my house and my puppy who loves me
That's why I say thanks everyday
Because a thankful heart is a happy heart
I'm glad for what I have, thats an easy way to start
And I know that God's there, and He listens to my prayers
That's why I say thanks everyday.

-EW

September 18, 2013

Almost Forgot To Blog...

I have been working on English homework from 8:00 this morning until now, which is 12:00. I'm done with everything but the test. I'm waiting until tomorrow to take the test though.

I have to catch up on chores today, not to mention meet with my editor. I felt that it was best to get homework out of the way ASAP.

I'm really hungry, so I'm going to cut this blog post short and tel you that I really don't have much to say to you right now. Have a good day, and if you really want to read a post, here's a link to a random old one:
http://thelife-lizardgirl.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2012-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2013-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=50

-EW

September 17, 2013

Stupid Google and Blueberry Streusel

This morning, I got up and made blueberry streusel muffins for breakfast along with my coffee. This was one of the reasons my blog has come so late. I spent a while watching YouTube videos and then I had to take a history test, which I made a 90 on.

Watching the videos on YouTube this morning really ruffled my feathers. Gah, that is such a strange expression. One of them talked about all of the things that YouTube has changed recently that people don't really like. And really, I think that Google as a whole is doing everything wrong right now, and I keep having all kinds of problems with their services. Blogger hasn't been working right for more than two weeks now, and I've been using Google Chrome, hoping that it would solve some of the problems, but some have just gotten worse. Who knows, maybe Google has just gotten too big for its own good.

Another thing that has kind of ticked me off this morning is the fact that the professor that I sent an email to about the assignments that I missed because he changed the due date with out warning. You know, the annoying fellow who I really despise, but sent a kindly worded message? Yeah, he hasn't given me a response, and I messaged him on Saturday or Sunday. Of all of the rude things to do. He could at least send a message saying I'm sorry, but I cannot allow you to retake anything. Please just keep up with due dates.

I guess I'm just not in the mood to deal with people today.

But, at least I'm ahead in my classwork and I'm making A's and B's now.

I feel like there should  be more to say, but I can't think of much.

I'm meeting with a friend/editor this week to see about final changes on the special project. I hope we get everything done ASAP.

I'm also thinking about starting a Friday vlog, in which I take a camera with me everywhere so that I can vlog about something interesting and let you know what I'm up to. Kind of like a cell phone vlog type thing, but I won't use my cell phone unless it is completely necessary. Not completely sure if its going to be a thing, but I'm considering it.

-EW

September 16, 2013

The Story of Job

Today, I set forth to get ahead in my studies, and I have done so. This is so that I don't miss another assignment for history like I did last week. I am more than caught up on my math work. I plan on getting my history done by the end of today, and tomorrow and the next day I will work on English and Theatre.

But, the story that I came here this morning to tell is the story of Job. I know, his story has actually already been told. The biblical book of Job gives complete and utter detail to the account of his misfortune and his constant faith in God. But, right now, Job's story is teaching me a lesson.

For those of you who haven't read that particular book in the bible, Job is a man who is completely right with God. He does everything he asks of him and isn't exactly "sinless", but he is a man of God. And Job's life is blessed with all of the things that he could want; a great family, lots of friends, cattle, land, riches, etc. One day, Satan comes along and says "Hey, God, I bet Job wouldn't be so faithful if you took everything away from him!" So, God lets the devil do everything but kill Job. He takes away his family, his home, his riches, and even his health. Through all of this, even though Job's friends tell him to curse God for taking away such wonderful things and ruining his life, Job stays faithful and worships God in the storm.

I was sitting in church yesterday, really bored and alone because no one was sitting anywhere near me and the sermon hadn't started yet. I was feeling kind of sorry for myself because only one person had come up and shook my hand that morning and none of the people who I though were my friends were there to talk with. I picked up my bible just to look like I was doing something. I started flipping through the pages, and then I remembered the story of Job. I was curious if I was remembering the story correctly, and so I flipped there and started reading the book of Job. I even continued reading it after the sermon started, paying more attention to what God might be calling my attention to than what the preacher was saying.

I began to realize that my story was a slight parallel of Job's. This meant that someone had been there before, and I could use their life as a model as to what I should do next. When I was in high school, I thought that my life was good. I mean, there were things that made me unhappy sometimes, but I was mostly content. Then, I graduated. I lost many of my friends, including someone who I thought was my best friend. I learned that I wouldn't get to go to a big university like I wanted. I lost companionship when I broke up with my boyfriend because I could tell that our relationship wasn't going anywhere. I lost any spiritual connection in my church, when the sermons stopped meaning anything. It seemed like maybe God had left me.

I have to admit that I haven't been that thankful to God for what I still have, though. I still have two great friends who have stuck around, even though I don't get to see them very often. I now have a paying job and I am getting some of my education done, even though it is online and at a small college. I guess I need to start being more thankful for the little that I still have. Even though I get lonely and sad, God still loves me. I guess I need to take a hint from Job and praise him in the storm, even though I don't know how or when the storm is going to end.

-EW