Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bored

I'm so bored. So. So. So. SO. SOOOOOO bored.

I cleaned the house today so now I'm exhausted.

That's all I can type for now.

ttyl people of the world

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I want this book shelf!
http://www.csnstores.com/4D-Concepts-99100-FDC1075.html

and I want these 4 books:
Beautiful Creatures
Graceling
Cracked Up To Be
Wondrous Strange

Incase I win that contest. :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Short story time!

Once upon a time, a girl, just 18 years old, got a license to become a space pilot just like she always dreamed of.
On her first trip into the great unknown she decides to text her bff Lacey and see if she wanted to go with her.
Of course Lacey said "YES!" So they got into the rocket ship and started it up.
They blasted off into outer space and were having a really great time star gazing when Lacey started pouting. Amanda asked her friend what was wrong. Lacey said that she was sad because she would never get to see the stars again because she lives in New York and there are to many lights there to see the sky. Amanda decides to help her friend by catching a star to take home with them. She puts on her helmet and hands Lacey the steering wheel.
Amanda goes out and captures the first star she sees and seals the lid onto the jar. She floats back to the shuttle and Lacey opens the door for her.
"Here you go, Lacey," she says.
Lacey is so happy that Amanda caught a star for her to take home that she decides to write a story about it when they returned to earth. Lacey writes this story into a novel which sells 1 million copies world wide. Lacey becomes rich and buy's a cottage and a mac book. They all lived happily ever after.

The end.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

There is an awesome contest taking place here:http://bit.ly/fLZMY


you can win a book called "Hush Hush" by Becca Fitzpatrick!!

Just do what it tells you to!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Poem

I just wrote this poem:

Rain, rain, go away, let me see the sun today
Split the clouds, let the rays shine through,
Or, here I'll sit, without a view
Water is splashing in my shoes,
Oh why didn’t I tell my alarm clock to snooze.
The rain drops pounding on my head
Through puddles of water I dare to tread,
Oh boy, I should have stayed home in bed.

But here I am, walking to my car,
An orange beacon in the dark
I put the key in the ignition,
And turn it 'till it sparks.
Now here I sit, drenched to the skin
Only to see the sun surface again,
Under blankets of gray,
So I turn to the sky and then I say,
Rain, rain,
stay away, let me see the sun today.

Friday, October 9, 2009

This Week Has Been AMAZING!

So I woke up extremely late today. I'm talking 2 o'clock in the afternoon late! So anyway, I woke up and rolled over and picked up my iPod Touch from my nightstand to check my email. I had 11 unopened emails and I was elated! I never have very much. I opened the first email from my friend L. J. Boldyrev, it said:

"YOU TOTALLY WON BALLAD! HUZZAAAH!"

My first reaction was "whaaaattt??" then when I was awake enough to remember "OH SNAP!" I opened the next email from Flux Books:

"A.J.
Your trick-or-treating story has earned you a free, autographed copy of BALLAD by Maggie Stiefvater! Very adorable, kina spookky and slightly embarassing -- a job well done :)"

I was in disbelief. I. Never. Win. Anything. EVER! I also had a text message
from LJ as well! (Oh, and even a missed call, she made me laugh!) It's because of her that I won! So THANK YOU LJ FOR MAKING ME ENTER THE CONTEST!! Yes, she told me about the contest via AIM and told me I had to enter right that very second. So I did. :)

I jumped out of bed and ran to my closet to find some warm clothes (high of 60 degrees today, currently 53) and ran to my computer. It was
true, I won!

I logged on and emailed Flux books my mailing address and a quick thank you. I'm still in shock. BALLAD is written by Maggie Stiefvater. I have been a fan of Maggie's since I cracked open the spine of SHIVER, (a gift from LJ, my BFF!) and I loved it. This has been the best week of my life in a long time!


Here's me with the book!
I was like "Look Mom! Maggie signed it!"
It was a dream come true.
If you haven't read Maggie's work, then what are you doing reading this blog?? GO READ IT NOW!!


Just yesterday I got my test results back for a very hard American Lit. test that I spent hours studying for. I was so happy. Plus we had to turn in two essays with our test.
As I walked into my 8AM english class yesterday I saw that my teacher had finally finished grading our excruciatingly confusing essays. I saw all the green markings on my paper and freaked out. I was sad because I knew that meant a low grade. My teacher was coming around to record the grades and I knew I'd have to face the music eventually so I flipped my paper over. In the bottom left corner on the back of a journal entry I saw a small green letter and my heart stopped. Written there was an 'A' and my teacher NEVER gives out 'A's all willy-nilly. Then she came to my desk and I showed her my grade and she said "Oh, I bet you're surprised. You must have done a good job to get that grade!" I was so happy!

I am going to apply to Barnes and Noble either today or tomorrow. I've filled out the application, I just need to hand it in. While I'm there I'm going to get "A Touch of Dead" by Charlaine Harris. It's a collection of short stories about Sookie Stackhouse. My friend LJ wrote a blog review about it. Go check out what she said:
Make sure you leave a COMMENT for LJ, tell her AJ sent you!! :)

More links for fun:


That's all for now,
A. J. Spindle

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Life and Stuff

I'm watching Iron Man with my family. It's pretty awesome. I never thought I would like it. I don't have much to blog about. I could ramble on about school and work and writing but nobody wants to read about all that, or do they?? Hopefully I will find something worthy of blogging one of these days.

I'm about to go clean Bella's cage and clean my bathroom. I spent all last week cleaning out my closet and getting rid of clothes that I don't wear anymore. I was so excited to see the floor in my closet. Sadly I had to put a small bookshelf in my closet to house my extra books that don't fit on my main book shelf in my room. My closet looks pretty awesome though. I washed all my jackets (I do about once a year unless I spill something on it) and hung them in my closet all nice and neat.

Um... I have work tonight and tomorrow night. I'm glad that work started again. I've missed all the ladies I work with. In a way, it's like having a second family. Everyone knows all about each other and we help each other out when we can, it's nice.

I guess I better go get started on cleaning. Maybe I will have time to read before I have to go to work. I just spent $73 on books from Barnes and Noble.

That's all for now,
A. J. Spindle

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Birthday Surprise!

Wow, times flies when your having fun! I am currently seated on the family couch in the center of the living room. Why am I in the center of the living room, you ask? Well, it's because we are replacing our old worn out carpet with hardwood floors. Half of the room is done. But not the spot where the couch was sitting, so my dad moved it to the middle of the room to put down the hardwood floors where it was.

I made a video for my friend LJBoldyrev's husband. It can be played on this page, or on youtube.com/sibi098
video

I had to stare at my iTunes library for an hour and a half before coming up with the script. Then I had to film it in my room with the door closed because my dad was installing the hardwood and making a ton of racket.

Next up on my list of videos will be me arguing with myself. Yep, that's right. I'm bringing out the dreaded green screen. I've written a quick script so I know how long to pause while playing my "roles". This video will be a twilight parody and it will be awesome (if I can pull it off).

I'm not sure how I'm going to make three of myself appear onscreen and make it look real. But I love a challenge!

My word count is up to 40,000 on Vampire Prince and I'm printing it slowly so it won't kill my printer. I've already endured paper jams and the horrible "error" screen. And that was only page 2!!

I wish I could do something more fun than sit here and blog, but there is nothing to do. Well, I'm about to wash my clothes and put them away and do the dishes, but that's not fun, is it?

Goodbye for now people,
A. J. Spindle

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vivid Dreams Can Be Tricky

I just woke up from the strangest dream I have ever had the pleasure of dreaming. It consisted of mind controlled polar bears, pirates, ship wrecks, rich people, and Doctor Who. Now I know this all sounds a little strange, but in my dream it was so real that I could taste, smell, and feel everything around me. It was like I had been transported into another world full of magic, excitement, and adventure. I was disappointed to be woken up right before I was to be devoured by an angry polar bear wearing mind control ear pieces.

The dream started out like any normal day until I went over to my aunts house to find her jumping up and down, screaming with joy. When I asked her why she was so happy she showed me a brochure for a boat that she had won. It was small but large enough for her family and myself to go for a ride. Then 'POOF' we were on the ship just like that.

I walked around exploring the ship to find vast game rooms full of arcade games, hotel suites, dining rooms, swimming pools, hot tubs, and people to wait on you hand and foot. It was like a cruise on the inside, but the outside of the boat was no bigger than my house.

My aunt was steering the ship when it hit something (sounds like Bennett Nelson, huh?) and out of nowhere smaller ships popped up in the water around us. Everyone went into full panic mode and shoved their way off the sinking ship and onto the smaller ones waiting to bring us to safety.

After I had exited the ship and was safely stored on a smaller one, I remembered that I had left my childhood teddy bear, Bernadette, on the sinking ship. I tried to get back onboard the sinking ship but the ship suddenly exploded and was on fire.

I was then stopped by random life guards who were standing on the sides of the ship. My uncle decided that he would go back and rescue my lost bear. I followed him back to the S. S. Marine (the sinking ship) and found that there were still people on the boat just walking around, not paying any attention to the passengers who were running down the halls screaming to exit the boat. I searched for my hotel room onboard the boat but couldn't find it. I actually was calling my teddy bears name.

"Bernadette! Bernadette, where are you??"

Then without warning just like the first time, the dream changed. I stopped looking for my bear and looked over the railing of the boat to find land, not that far away. All of the rescue ships had disappeared and I was suddenly alone on the boat except for a boy around the age of 17 or 18. I jumped overboard and started swimming to the land, he followed.
I found myself inside an old abandoned house without knowing how I got there. The boy was searching through the tiny house for "treasure" as he called it. I then looked out the small window about the size of my face to see a herd of angry pirates, who severely needed a bath, surrounding the small dwelling. I turned to the boy with no name and warned him of the danger.

"They can't hurt me, they might want you though," he said plainly and continued his search of the house

I fidgeted in the corner of the one room cabin as the enemy neared closer. They busted through the front door and demanded that we give them all our "booty". I saw an open cabinet miraculously filled with money. Not US currency, but something different, something new. I handed a large amount to the pirate wearing an eye patch and an old hat on his head. He snatched the money from my hand and pulled it up to his face. He inhaled deeply and examined the bills.

"This is counterfeit!" he accused. I panicked and just as he reached out to grab me, the dream took another abrupt change and I was grateful.

I was standing in my church, people all around me but I felt like they couldn't see me. I found an elderly woman who attends my church. She was sitting on the couch in the foyer so I sat down next to her. She looked me up and down. I realized my clothes were torn and dirty from the ship wreck and the pirates attack. I told her about my "dream". I explained to her about the pirates and how they were trying to take me away. Then her nephew Michael came up to her (he's 4) and said he felt sick so she started taking care of him and left me to sit there by myself.
The people in the foyer disappeared without warning, but I didn't panic. I sat there, motionless. A sky light was positioned above me. I heard a noise coming from it so I looked up to find Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant from the British TV series Doctor Who.

They were arguing about something and came crashing through the glass sky light, landing dangerously close to me. I got up from my chair and flattened myself against the wall. They didn't notice me... yet. David took out his sonic screwdriver (an amazing gadget that can do almost anything, that only the doctor has) and he used it as a laser gun, shooting bright blue beams of light at Christopher. Christopher then pulled out his own sonic screwdriver and did the same, only his light was pure yellow. Davids grip slipped and the blue light hit me in the shoulder. I sat still for what seemed like hours, then I was gone. It was black, but I was falling.

I landed on a dirt road. People were walking around me. I sat up slowly, taking in my surroundings. I was in an old wild west setting, like Little House on the Prairie. I laid my head back down on the hard, hot dirt. I don't know how long I stayed like that. But for some reason, I thought I needed to play dead. It seemed like the logical solution in my wild dream.

A young man, around the age of 20 or 21 was riding in an extravagant carriage. He stopped the driver, I heard his voice tell the man to pull over immediately. I laid quiet and still. The rich young man walked toward me. I was counting his footsteps. I could see his face. He had a nice smile, bright eyes, and dark, curly, black hair. He was wearing a top hat.
"Live again," he whispered confidently in my ear and waited. When I didn't move he got up and left. I heard his carriage leave. I sat up slowly. I was still in the wild west but I had a burn across my left shoulder where the laser had hit me. I stood up and watched a group of women laughing at my futuristic clothing as they walked around in large dresses and petticoats.

Again and for the final time, the dream changed suddenly. I was walking into a large building. A girl around my age was waiting inside for me.

"Come on. Where have you been? We've been waiting," she said and pulled at my hand to follow her.

I entered a vast room, at the center were six very large, very angry, polar bears. They were wearing different colored collars that were covered in silver spikes. The room spiraled inward and railings were placed to help with ones footing. A loud, plump, lady was telling us about the polar bears, explaining their diet, feeding schedule, temperament. I asked her a question but I don't remember what it was, or her answer, but while she was speaking to me, a rather aggressive bear pulled at his collar and broke free of his imprisonment.

A guard came in and shot it dead. I was in shock. I tried to get a closer look for no reason
in particular. While I was bent over it's body, another polar bear broke free of it's confinements and took a snap at me. I backed up quickly, barely out of it's reach. It was thrashing and clawing toward me. He was blocking the only exit. I thought I could slip just under his reach and get out but he was getting closer. Kids behind me were crying as the polar bear approached us. I saw it was wearing a small ear piece and I understood it was being controlled by someone somewhere. Just as it took a swipe at me, I was awoken by my father telling me to get up.

After I awoke, I laid there and thought it all over. It felt so real, like I was actually there. Then as I thought over it, I realized how absolutely ridiculous the dream had been. So now, I'm writing about it here to share with you. I'm going to one day turn this into a short story or somehow incorporate it into one of my books.

I do not own these photos, I got them from Photobucket.com.

That's all for now,
A. J. Spindle

Friday, July 31, 2009

L. J. Boldyrev is My BFF For Realz!

Wow, it's been so long since I've blogged properly. Shame on me! Please pardon my thoughtlessness, you people deserve to know every little thing that happens to me in my life. Not that you care or anything, but someone might.

First off, I want to thank my BFF LJ Boldyrev
for all of her awesomeness! Secondly yes, awesomeness is a word now, look it up. Back to the point... LJ helped me set up this awesome blog layout that is sitting before you. If it wasn't for her, you would be seeing an ugly brown blob (my failed attempt at html) So I am very thankful for all of her help with that.

Plus, I got a package in the mail today! And I bet you can't guess who it was from... If you guessed LJ, you're wrong. TOTALLY KIDDING! Ha ha, it was from LJ. She sent me Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I haven't read it yet (because I just got it) but the cover is B-E-A-UTIFUL! I love the blue on it.

I looked at it outside in the sun and I noticed that the color of the ink was a dark navy color also. Very cool and awesome. I should do that for my books. Maybe Vampire Prince will be in dark purple ink to match the cover. And if you haven't seen the cover yet, then go check it out on my ugly website, www.ajspindle.com

Yes, I said it's ugly. The reason why is because I had a really awesome, totally cool, and amazing website that I spent hours upon hours designing only then to find out that I will have to pay $135 annually to keep it up and running. My reaction... yeah right. All I need is a website with information on it. Well, now that's what I have.

I'm in love with my new blog layout. I can't stop staring at it. I think it represents who I am. My desk tends to get a little messy once I'm in full writing mode. I drive a Chevy so they key on the desk is awesome. I really want an iPhone and will someday own one, that is to say, I will own one when I get a job where I make loads of extra cash. I like the tea stains on the desk too. I have a few on mine also (ok, so if you want to get technical, they are coffee stains. But really, what's the difference?) Anyway, THANKS LJ for all your help! You are awesome, end of story. Ha ha.

School starts back on August 25, 2009. I'm not terribly excited as I usually am. Mainly because college is not something to look forward to. But, after this semester I will hopefully be transferring to a different college where I can enter a veterinary program and become a certified veterinary technician in as little as 6 months. Scary right?

I will be in two english classes this fall, oh joy. As if one english class wasn't enough work, now I've got to buckle down and do double the work. I'm taking English Literature Since 18-- something or other year and I will also be taking English Comp II with the same professor that I had in the spring (She was actually really nice, it was the work I didn't like). My day will start at 8AM behind a desk (hopefully in the back of the classroom) trying my hardest to pay attention to the teacher and not fall asleep. Then I have my second english class (Eng Lit) at 9:20AM. After that I am FREE until I get home that is. Then I am then blessed with RETAKING Introduction to Psychology with the same professor, only this time it will be online. Why would I retake a class with the same instructor as before if I failed you ask? Because he was the ONLY class available that would fit into my schedule. Just my luck, right?

Oh the joys of rambling on and on... Nobody reads this blog other than LJ and she already knows all of this because I have talked to her almost every single day since April 4th of this year (that's 2009 for all of you who don't know what year it is).

It's funny, I never thought you could actually make friends on the internet. Especially Myspace of all places. I'm excited and happy to call her my friend. She is awesome! Oh, sorry, was I bragging about her again? Oh well, get used to it. One day she will be famous when her book gets published and made into a movie, then I can say I knew her before she was famous. Ha ha, hopefully she will be able to say the same about me. That is, if I ever buckle down and get some writing done.

Well, I'm talking to LJ right now on instant messenger (I know you guys are all jealous) so I better go now.

Oh, if you want to see a video of me opening the package she sent, you may do so here:

video

-A. J. Spindle

Friday, July 24, 2009

Short

I need to write a new blog, but I don't know what to write about. I'm really bored... and hungry. I'm about to go heat up some food in the oven. Yum?

I'm mostly blogging on youtube now. Not that anyone cares.
Youtube.com/sibi098

Well, I guess I will go, bye.

Friday, June 12, 2009

No Awesome Title

So I am majorly addicted to twitter now. That's all I think about 24/7. I tell everyone goodnight before I go to bed and let everyone know when I wake up in the morning. It's a bit ridiculous though because I only know about 5 or 6 people who are following me. The others are complete strangers or people I only know from online. Some of them are really cool while others are well... different, ha ha. I have been trying to win an iPhone all day from www.squarespace.com by typing "#Squarespace" in all my tweets. But no luck so far.

The new iPhone looks awesome! I really want it but it's to expensive for me to go buy for myself. I already have the iPod touch so I'm ok for now.

My bunny Bella is acting really weird today and it's making me worried. She is very sluggish and sleepy. I went up to her cage earlier to see her and she just sat there and wouldn't come running up to the cage door to see me like usual. Hopefully she is just tired and will feel better tomorrow. I was planning on taking her to the vet soon anyway to get her (don't tell bella) spayed. She is getting very aggressive and actually bit me really hard and made me bleed. She is very territorial now. I'm hoping I can find a good vet who is kind and affordable. Unfortunately there are only a handful of specially trained rabbit vets.

School is still difficult. I won't be online much for the next two weeks as I finish up my online BCIS class for college and volunteer at two churches for their vacation bible schools. I will be in charge of video and technical stuff for the first VBS so that will be hard on me. Plus I have an exam and 3 quizzes to do next week after spending all day at church running around. Hopefully I can manage my crazy schedule. I will be EXHAUSTED at the end of it. The second VBS you can find me in the nursery being drooled on and covered in baby spew. Not glamorous but it pays off. The babies are incredibly cute. But they aren't that cute after 4 hours of care. Especially for 5 days.

Anyway, that's all I have time for for now. I will update when and if I have time to do so. Right now I'm going to go tweet some more and talk to cool people while I try to relax and prepare for next week.

Good luck to all with your endeavors.

AJ Spindle

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Youtube and School

My fish is slowly dying. I've had him/her (I never thought it was polite to ask!) for 2 years now. He (I will call it a "him" for simplicity's sake) has a wound on his stomach and on his back. He is a plocostomus fish, or sucker fish as I call it. He's been hanging around the back of the tank for a few days now and this morning when I went to check on him, he was half way floating but still kickin'. I have two sucker fish in my 55 gallon tank and the other fish is trying to eat the sick one so I am constantly trying to tap on the glass and make him stop.

Anyway in other news, I am taking my online BCIS class and it's a lot of work. I don't have much time for anything else lately. I did get to go swimming the other day and that was nice, it was 90 degrees outside and the pool had nice shade over it. I bought a swim suit finally. I've needed a new one for a few years now. It's pink tho and I hate pink, ha ha. But it was the only one that covered my body to a modest point.

I have been working on school so much that I have not been able to write. It's kind of sad because I will think of something great to write about but then I will forget it by the time I sit down to write it. I am making more youtube video's tho. I have started a new channel called Daily Dose of Cullen for all my twilight related news. I want to find some people to help me with that channel one day. Then we could post a new video everyday. I have about 52 subscribers right now on my main channel: Sibi098 and that's going along great. I have a green screen that I'm learning to use and also some new software.

I am reading "A Far Sweet Thing" by Libba Bray and while I lost interest in it during the middle of the book, I slowly sank back into the story later on. I'm almost done with it and I am quite surprised by some of the events that take place.

This is all I have time to write about for now because my school work is calling me, and so is my cup of coffee waiting to be poured. I will write again later when I have more time, or more interesting things to write about.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bad Days and Ramblings

I am having a bad day today so I am going to vent via blog, bear with me here.

I woke up at 7Am because the neighbors across the street are installing a pool and making waves of unwanted noise in the process. So, after tossing and turning in my bed for a few hours, drifting in and out of sleep, I surrendered and got dressed. I realized that my clothes were still damp after their usual cycle in the dryer, but I put them on anyway. I made my coffee and prepared myself for todays activities. I had been planning to spend the whole weekend studying for my very important finals (which I plan on failing) but of course I goofed off and procrastinated until today, the day before the exam.

I pulled up the internet to take my last online test for my Psych class only to find that the internet was disconnected. After fiddling with the box that wirelessly feeds the world wide web into my MacBook, I began my test. About halfway through this exam I developed a headache and was getting extremely aggravated at the intense, unrelenting buzzing sound coming from my window. The noise was a constant ringing that you can feel deep within your bones. That's the only way to describe it. The noise was going to drive me to insanity, very quickly. I tried my best to focus and eventually made it to the last question in a daze. It took me about 45 min to complete the gruesome assignment, but I was relived to be done. I actually did well on it, receiving a 100 out of 125.

After the test I was mentally exhausted and needed a break. I turned on the TV but out of the thousands of channels, I couldn't find anything I wanted to watch. I went outside (with headphones in to block the noise) and fed my rabbits only to realize that ants had decided it would be a good idea to relocate their home under a weight used to hold down the lids to the cages. After removing said weight I was suddenly covered in angry, black dots, scurrying up my hand. I grabbed the nearest water bottle (also used as a weight) and drowned the offending creatures, playing God with their tiny city. It's not my fault they died, they should have known not to mess with me today.

I went back inside and got on my computer to check my email and refresh my iPod with new music. While I was waiting for an update I started cleaning Bella's cage (Bella is my indoor bunny)
She had managed to eat more of her cage
 and remove chunks of tile from her 4 floor mansion and throw them in the floor. I vacuumed all the bits and pieces up only to have her bite my hand while reaching through the first story door. No blood was drawn but there was ample amounts of pain. After scolding her and finishing the job, I had to go outside to help my father bring in his new safe. I was trapped in his office for 10 min while he blocked the only exit with his new purchase.

I then went to my room to put my hair into a pony tail because it is 90 degrees out here in the Texas heat today. My hair tie snapped on the last twist around my thick hair, I then had to start over and fix my hair, again. I moved on to the game room and proceeded to activate my iPod, turning the volume up so high that I'm sure I will be hearing impaired after today. At least I won't hear that awful, nauseating buzzing from outside.

So here I sit, listening to my blaring iPod and blogging about my lovely day. I have no electricity in my game room at the moment because my father is using my breaker to power his excessively noisy tools. So that also means I have no fan in here, did I mention it's 90 degrees outside??

I've only just realized that I have not eaten anything all day, other than have my coffee. That might explain why I feel weak and sick, not to mention annoyed beyond all belief. I have to be at work tonight by 6PM and it's currently 2:57PM. I need to find a lint roller because I am wearing a black shirt that I accidentally washed and dried with my fuzzy, rainbow toe socks. I am covered in sparkly glitter and fuzz. Maybe I could pass as a vampire. After all, I am wearing my Alice shirt from the book and movie Twilight.

Ugh, if only that constant buzzing, inside vibrating, heinous noise would cease, maybe I could study for my Psych exam that I need to do well on to even have a splinter of a hope at passing the class this semester.

*talks to myself* "Deep breath, Amanda. Nobody wants to read your ranting."

Alright, I need to go find some food so I wont pass out again. (Trust me, it's not as fun as it sounds.) I guess I will blog again another day. Thank you for following my blog and putting up with my ramblings. Anyone who follows me is awesome, just thought I would let you know that! :) Have a great day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Life, Doctor Who, and Sookie Stackhouse

I have not posted in a while. At this moment I am watching "My Girl" on the family television. It's actually very sad. I won't give away the ending incase you have not seen it, but I need to warn you... make sure you have a box of tissues and a dark room to watch it in.

This next week is finals week. I am happy to announce that I am exempt from my english final. No more waking up at 6:30 AM to get to class by 8 AM! The only sad thing is that I do have two finals for Intro to Psychology and Texas History this upcoming Thursday.

For those of you who have not heard of the British TV Series "Doctor Who" (I'm sure that would be just about all of you who are Americans) you should check out this website:

Who is an excellent television show about a man called "The Doctor" who is the last of the Time Lords. He is an alien who fights invading, controlling aliens from other galaxies. He travels with different women in his blue spaceship called the Tardis made to look like an old police box that's bigger on the inside. An incredible ability of this "Doctor" is that when he is injured to the point of death he can regenerate and live again.

Season ones doctor is played by Christopher Eccleston while season two features David Tennent as the famous doctor. Some of the doctor's assistants include Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, and Donna Noble. I don't want to give away the reason why some of these people disappear so I will stop here. Anyway, you need to check out Doctor Who on Youtube.com

Next on my list of things to do is go out and buy the book "Dead and Gone" by Charlaine Harris (famous for her Southern Vampire Series). The only problem with this plan is that I have OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and all of my other books in this series are paperback and this book has not yet been released in paperback. I know it may sound silly or irrational that it should bother me that the books would be different, but I can't help it (hint:emphasis on "obsessive compulsive"). This series is definitely worth giving a try.



Sookie Stackhouse is a human with a disability, she is a telepath surrounded by vampires who have exposed themselves to the world. Sookie has been "hired" as their own personal mind reader. Not only do vampires exists but also shifters, werewolves, witches, and other creatures that go bump in the night. She helps save the lives of humans, vamps, and were's alike.

Well, that's enough for now. Doctor Who has just come on TV and I must watch it... again!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Writing and Stuff

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So this is my book trailer that I made for my second book, Vampire Prince (I made the music and all!). I'm not finished with it yet and it won't be done for a long time... (because of my schedule) But I was to excited to put this off any longer. I need to get writing on that instead of blogging and twittering all the time. But, oh well. :)

Anyway, hopefully I can find a literary agent for my first children's fantasy book. I've been querying all over and nobody seems to be interested in a story about a boy who must rescue an island full of people, from a malicious, dark, evil person named Luciadoye a.k.a Oliver Smith. I mean, I think it's a great plot, but it doesn't matter what I think. I started writing it when I was bored one day over summer break 2007. I wanted something to do so I pulled out a notebook and a blue pen and wrote (what is now chapter 3) a short story. After reading it to my dad, he suggested that I get it published. I had not even considered it until then. So I wrote and I wrote, 42,000 words and 1 year later, I've got myself my first children's book. I started the second book about the boy, thinking I would make it into a series, but writing is A LOT of work! You can't just sit down and type whatever you want. It has to be somewhat believable, even when writing about vampires or dragons. :)

College is hard on me too. I'm taking English Comp I, among my other classes, and it's literally draining the life out of me. We write essays or short papers EVERYDAY! Don't get me wrong.... I do like writing, but I like to write about what I want to write about, and on my own time. Plus, I receive grades for these papers and therefore must stress over every last detail in order to make it as close to perfect as humanly possible. Which to my professor (if you read this, sorry!) is way beyond my capabilities. I can turn in what I think is a flawless paper and still receive an 'F'. But that is her job, to criticize my work and give me a grade. But still, she did help me learn a lot about analyzing text and pictures (I wrote 4 pages on just a picture!). I'm glad this semester is almost over. Did I really just graduate in January?? It feels like I've been out of high school for a lot longer than that. I miss KHS more than I thought I would. I miss my friends, my classes, and even *dun, dun, dunnn*... my teachers! I know, I must be crazy to miss them, but I do. :(

Wow, this is a very long blog... well, thank you to those of you stuck through to the end!

First Blog

So, I am now a blogger. I don't know if I will ever really use this thing. I don't think anyone will want to read it other than my mom. Maybe I will be famous one day and have many followers, watching my every move on here. But, I don't know.

If anyone actually reads this they should go check out my friends blog:
http://ljboldyrev.blogspot.com/

She is really awesome! :)