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! :)