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Saturday, October 31, 2009

My First Dance

Last Sunday night just me and I went to a homeschool costume dance together (to clear up any false assumptions, I'll tell you now that we're JUST FRIENDS); Dear Sister would have come with us, but she isn't quite old enough yet.

Eventually we had fun... but at first I really didn't know what to do, the music was deafening, I kept tripping on my skirt, we didn't like any of the songs, we weren't allowed to go outside (to ESCAPE the noise and commotion!!!) if we wanted to come back in, and my hair fell out the moment a good song started to play(of course it was BEFORE we remember to get our pictures taken).

So my hair is a bird's nest, I'm feeling nausious from the "dancing" and we're both bored and a little lonely. We decided to get our pictures taken (for five dollars) before my costume got any messier, and we did--the lady was very nice and she said my smile was pretty, which made me feel good, though even now I'm sad about my hair. We still didn't want to go back up (anything to keep away from that noise), and we THEN found the room...

It was light peach and pink, with two cozy chairs and a vanity with a cushioned pink bench. There the music wasn't quite so loud, and even though we weren't allowed to keep the door closed (why, I have no clue), it was still a wonderful escape away from the ruccus.

Anyhow, I got the pins out of my hair, we chatted for a bit, then he went up when he heard a song he liked, while I braided my hair (without a hair-dooly-bopper) and pinned it (with the pins from my old hair-do) to the nape of my neck. It actually looked kind of pretty. I then followed him upstairs, and we had quite a bit more fun after that, going back and forth from dancing and eating grapes (me), oreos and punch (just me).

On our way upstairs we ran into someone who's makeup was done wonderfully to look like a skull. It was terribly frightening. Anyhow, he stopped just me and asked if they knew each other. Just me said...

"Well, I can't really tell..." then gestured to his makeup. I could empathise.

"Oh... yeah..."

Their discussion afterwards was really very, very humorous and I couldn't help but laugh as they speculated as to how they could possibly know one another. Eventually just me acknowledged that they must have seen each other at some point. It ended like this:

"Well, we know each other..."

"We don't know from where..." (just me)

"But we know each other! It was good to see you again!"

"You too!"

Later just me and I discussed who to vote for in the competitions (scariest, best make-up, craziest, prettiest,... and I think the last one was 'most creative'). I didn't vote, but gave advice to him on his choices(later two of the people we voted for actually won! It was pretty cool). I then looked behind me and saw a girl with a cute, short haircut, and I wasn't quite sure what she was dressed up as. I got closer to her, and then I noticed the 'blood' all over her and the bloody gash on her neck.

I talked to her for a little bit, and it turns out we both have the same name! I introduced her to just me and she introduced us to her friends and it got a lot more fun after that, because dances are just more fun with more people.

I entered a dance contest (just by dancing in the circle of people) for 'most original dance move' and did a few double pirouettes and developes because my arthritis was really good that day (of course, after I did that I could hardly move... so maybe it wasn't so good after all. And even that day I couldn't jump... it's been a while since I could jump). I didn't win, but it was fun, and just me and I decided we'd have to choreograph something with a bunch more people for next time.

We went to the room (which I mentally called 'The Escape Room') a couple times, running into the girl who shares my name and her friend and hanging out with them for the rest of the time.

We did the macarana, danced some more, they played Chasing Cars (one of my all time favorite songs!!!) and the Beetles (which just me apparently loves) and had a DJ contest. I requested Because the Night (another of my all time favorite songs), though they didn't have it by the right artist.

I warn you, I probably got the order of many of these events off because that night, when I look back on it, really is quite a blur. During the last 20 minutes of the drive home just me and I wrote the following poem:

The night was dark,
With ne'er a spark,
The wind it tossed and howled,

The birds came down,
Without word,
And the world was silent,

Then came the knight,
Of the white light,
Who called forth the sun,
The sun then said,
Gold and Red,
"At last the world is lightened."

When I got home it turns out my sibling had missed me so much (and had been so bored) that they made me a card! It was lovely, and they even cut out a sunflower and stuck it on the inside! Both Brother1&2 "drew" inside it, and I absolutely loved it! Anyhow, I said goodbye to just me and his mother, went to bed and promptly slept in to an hour I am, quite frankly, too embarrassed to mention.

Go to the top to see some pictures of me before I left (with my hair done-up). I was Cinderella, and just me was a Gambler/High Roller. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of him dressed up, or of the girl who shares my name and her friend.

So, boring at first, but later lodes of fun!

Happy Halloween!


P.S. This is a nice follow-up to my pathetically short posts, eh?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Be It

Close your eyes,
Now you see it;
Find it,
Love it,
Be it.

So find your dream, and make it happen.


Capturing Santa--BETTER QUALITY!

Just what everyone has been waiting for--Capturing Santa in better quality!!! (see this post)

I now have a youtube account (after quite a while of considering it) and I was able to post this there. I'll be known as 'SheWhoShines' there since someone else stole 'Galaxy'. I know, it's not fair(here's where I pout).

Anyhow, here's the link to my under-construction-account... I'm still trying to figure youtube out, so it won't be very good until later, if even then. I'm not sure if I should call my 'channel' "Where Light Falls" or "Happy Thoughts"... you know what, I'll make a poll! If you have any better ideas please comment on this post!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

One Week

I simply adore this song! It's sooooooo cute! Anyhow, I randomly decided to make a music video for it using the Sims 2, and here is the product of my labor! I've made (and posted) two other Sims music videos, and here are the links to them. Tell me which of the three you like best!

Hey Baby
Do You Sleep?

Galaxy ;-)

A Short Burst of Glory

I won't say it again, because I'm sure I must have mentioned that I love a good rain storm somewhereinthisblog(, hehe). So, you can only imagine my glee when I was sitting on my favorite reading chair earlier today and heard the wondrous sound of pounding drops. It was really nice just sitting there and listening... it could only have been better if I was sitting on a padded bay window and it was nighttime--with lots of wind! Unfortunately, the rain passed fairly quickly... I was terribly disappointed.

Wow. This would be a pathetically short post if I ended it here, wouldn't it? Er... let me think of more nonsense to randomly jabber...

I guess I'll settle for a 'Coming Soon!' rant: I have to write a post on a dance I went to, I'm going to add another "Everyone Loves ____!" post after I get a few more posts up, and I may or may not post another sims music video.

Here's are some links to two others I made that are kind of cool:

Hey Baby
Do You Sleep?

Anyhow, I guess that's it. Wow. This did turn out to be a pathetically short post after all.

Oh well!

Galaxy ;-)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Capturing Santa

Hi everyone!

This is a movie I made with Dear Sister and a friend of ours (just me) almost a year ago. We were just fooling around, but with a lot of editing (and I mean a lot) it's actually kind of cute. Tell me what you think!

I'm sorry about the terrible quality, but it was too big to post otherwise. The writing says:

In Collaboration with Paradox Productionz...

Fantastic Films Not-Quite-So-Proudly Presents...

Capturing Santa

In the part where it goes black, you see me reading a book and then Dear Sister's head popping up behind me. It's easier to see in better quality, but still dark.

Hope you like it, never-the-less!


Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Fillins #49

Hi everyone! It's time for Friday Fillins! If you'd like to do your own, use this link, or find the one on my sidebar. Copy and past the latest post, and fill in the blanks!

1. The crickets sing, but the frogs sound exactly the same. Only LOUDER.
2. Smile randomly, wherever you are.
3. I want to get far away from the the chaos of the world now and then... somehow, still, it's worth it to stick around.
4. A country where a 14-year-old girl can become an author, dance ballet, act in a play and get started in exactly the career and the life that she wants to live... this was a dream. What dreams do we have now? You can make them come true.
5. But as for me, I am truly blessed.
6. My home of 11 years is where I come from, and I'm glad to call it my own.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to making sweetpotato pudding (once the sweetpotatoes are done), tomorrow my plans include helping with the boys while Mommy and Daddy lay some sod, and Sunday, I want to go to a dance! I'm so excited!

Have a great weekend, everybody!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Everyone Loves Icecream

See: Pizza, Smoothies


Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Fillins #48

Hi everyone--it's time for Friday Fillins! If you'd like to do your own, go to this link (or use the one on my side-bar), copy the latest post and fill in the blanks.

1. So are we going to try?
2. A good dream is what I see now, a true and great reality is what's up ahead--what I may create.
3. I love to make people smile... sometimes it's as simple as smiling myself.
4. I am a optimist, of some sort.
5. I walk a long, lovely path that I wouldn't trade for any other.
6. Happiness is the true elixir of life--no matter how long you may live, life isn't worth living without it!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to SLEEPING--I am super tired, tomorrow my plans include perhaps finishing building an awning outside (or at least watching Brother1&2 while my parents do so), and Sunday, I want to do something fun!

Have a wonderful weekend!



I started writing another book that had to do with a harp, so I looked up 'harp' on youtube to see how it sounded. Now I'm obsessed with them. They're just so... so pure, clear, lovely... it sounds like so many instruments, so whole... Here are some of my favorite youtube videos I've found having to do with harps:

I just love how the harpists' fingers look like they're dancing... I love how their hands move like a ballerina's. I love how each string echoes eerily, lovely, magically... This is the first instrument I have heard to rival the violin--to me, at least. I love it.

Unfortunately, harps are really expensive, and where are you supposed to find someone to teach you? I probably wouldn't stick with it anyways. Look what happened with piano (of course, my instructor did die, so I suppose it wasn't entirely my fault).


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Blogoversary to Me!

Ladies and gents, I've now been officially blogging for two years! That's something, isn't it?


Saturday, October 10, 2009

What D&D Character am I?

I Am A: Lawful Good Human Ranger (1st Level)

Ability Scores:

Strength-15 (+2)

Dexterity-14 (+2)

Constitution-12 (+1)

Intelligence-15 (+2)

Wisdom-12 (+1)

Charisma-18 (+4)

Lawful Good A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished. Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion. However, lawful good can be a dangerous alignment because it restricts freedom and criminalizes self-interest.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Rangers are skilled stalkers and hunters who make their home in the woods. Their martial skill is nearly the equal of the fighter, but they lack the latter's dedication to the craft of fighting. Instead, the ranger focuses his skills and training on a specific enemy a type of creature he bears a vengeful grudge against and hunts above all others. Rangers often accept the role of protector, aiding those who live in or travel through the woods. His skills allow him to move quietly and stick to the shadows, especially in natural settings, and he also has special knowledge of certain types of creatures. Finally, an experienced ranger has such a tie to nature that he can actually draw on natural power to cast divine spells, much as a druid does, and like a druid he is often accompanied by animal companions. A ranger's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that he can cast.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

Not so bad, eh?


Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Fillins #47

If you want to do your own Friday Fillins, use this link or the one on my side-bar, then copy and paste the latest post and fill in the blanks!

1. Sweet dreams, little ones.
2. Life is wonderful; especially for me.
3. Silliness is an essential part of life.
4. Fun, dress up, family... this Halloween.
5. Outstanding or not, you should try your best.
6. More sweetpotato pudding (or watermelon) is what I want right now!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to seeing Daddy, tomorrow my plans include nothing in particular and Sunday, I want to hang out with my visiting family!

Have a great weekend!


Friday, October 2, 2009

Sweet Potato Pudding

Everyone in my family loves sweetpotatoes (id est, Dear Sister, Brother1 and Mommy), or is at least indifferent to them (id est, Daddy and Brother2)... except me. I gag on sweetpotatoes and I can't--literally, for some strange reason I can't--choke down more than a few bites. Don't ask me why; I don't get it myself...

...and that's why it's so ironic that out of this whole family of sweetpotato lovers no one loves sweetpotato pudding half as much as I do. So that's why you must try it (just to warn you, if you eat a lot of sugar on a regular basis than this will not be as good to you as it is to me, but if you haven't had something too sweet in a while you will love this). The best part is that this is good for you, as sweetpotatoes are actually some of the best possible things that you could eat, so you can have it as much and as often as you like!

I've written how we make it here:

  1. 1 large or two small-ish sweetpotatoes (I cannot stress enough how imperative it is to have SWEETPOTATOES and NOT yams. Yams are orange on the inside, sweetpotatoes are more off-white; trust me, this will NOT turn out good if you use yams).
  2. 6-8 pieces of pineapple; more or less to taste
  3. 1/4 cup orange juice (I'd start with a little less and add more or less to taste)
  4. 2 handfuls of walnuts


  1. Cook the sweetpotatoes by placing them in an oven at 350 degrees for one hour. Check on them then by poking them with a fork; if they aren't a near pudding-like texture leave them in longer. Sometimes they can take two or more hours to finish. Once you've cooked them just peel off the skin; it should be easy if you've baked them long enough.
  2. Place the sweetpotato, pineapple, orange juice and walnuts in a blender. Blend it all together for 30-ish seconds, stop, and then stir. Repeat this until the pudding looks white-ish and is creamy.
  3. Taste and add more of anything you think it needs more of; it's near impossible to get it just right.
  4. Bon appetite!


Honestly, this stuff is divine!--and this is from someone who hates sweetpotatoes!


Friday Fillins #46

Well, it's been a while, but I feel like doing them again. To do your own Friday Fillins, go to this sight on Friday, copy and paste the last post and fill in the blanks. There's also a link on my sidebar (the blue bar on the side of my blog...?) if for some reason you want to use it.

1. I have a history of talking. And talking. And talking.
2. More about prehistory is something I wish I knew.
3. I'm eating (or recently ate) what is probably going to be my last watermelon for the year. It's tragic.
4. I like to read, listen to music, and think on the road.
5. "So that's it, that's how this bit of math works!" I've been thinking that a lot recently.
6. Being extremely sad and then being extremely happy is better than feeling nothing!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to having the house clean(note that the 'cleaning the house' part of that wasn't mentioned), tomorrow my plans include hanging out with Daddy, and Sunday, I want to see Grandma Janie and Grandpa Ken!

Have a great weekend everybody!