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
My computer
My house
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.


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.


November 21, 2013


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.


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.


November 19, 2013


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.


November 14, 2013


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.


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?


November 7, 2013


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.


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.


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.


November 4, 2013


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.


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!