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I'm a teenage girl who enjoys a variety of things, such as flowers, colors, piano, music, henna, writing, animals, reading, acting, creating, talking, moving, learning, smiling, and playing. This blog is about my life, interests, and observations.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Filler Thursday

Well today I'm tired and my eyes hurt and I just want to sit and watch movies and read books and play WoW and recording a vlog isn't included in that so here's a filler episode with Alec and me riding on a fun ride in Legoland I hope you enjoy and I'll see you next week.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Aquarium Thursday!

We spent last Thursday at the Haworth's, and we went to the aquarium! We got this amazing footage from it, and I am wholly satisfied. It was a lot of fun and I'm so glad I was able to make this great vlog!

Vlog stuff aside, I also spent about three hours dancing with Mindy at her belly dance classes! That was also a lot of fun, and I feel like I learned so much. Thank you Mindy!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Music~ a poem

Listening and playing the piano often inspires me, filling my head with words bursting to come out.


Like angel's lips to my ear do the sounds so gently kiss
And lull me into a tranquil trance of everlasting bliss

My heart goes to you now without remorse or regret
So take over my will and senses, I do so now let

Now dance and sing forever in my open, flowing heart,
Where the music never ends, and we shall never part

Friday, August 14, 2009

Raiding Thursday!

I'm sorry about missing Week Twenty Four, and I'm sorry that I didn't post Week Twenty Five. I'll explain what happened to Twenty Five in the vlog; but, I finally got Alec's raid! Here you go!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mastermind Thursday!

It turns out I'm not as good at this game as I would like to be. Maybe with some practice (and patience, and more thinking) I'll get better.

Thank you, Alec, for being here and creating the humor in this vlog with me!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Another Thursday

Pretty simple vlog today, but we had fun. :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Belly dancin' away

I cannot stop dancing! We turn on music at home, and I just start twirling and kicking and letting my groove out. I don't really know what it was. I think Laura inspired me a little bit, dancing whenever she hears music (I've always felt that way, but have always felt a little conservative about dancing wildly by myself with other people watching me.) We've also watched a few episodes of So You Think You Can Dance for the first time, so I suppose that's also part of it.

But anyway, I've felt interested in maybe getting some lessons, or learning about different dances. I was in ballet when I was pretty young, and tap dancing. I was also in Just for Kicks for a couple months, but that never spanned out. I didn't like the competitive nature to it.

We visited the Haworth's for the 4th of July! Mindy is a Tribal belly-dancing teacher. I was finally able to ask her the questions that had been burning inside me about belly dancing, and other dances. She taught me so much about it! From the idea of belly dancing, drills and moves, to isolation and the strict discipline required to perfect each lift, drop, and twirl.

I've been doing pilates for the last several months, so I already have the core strength needed to do basic undulations and belly rolls. I've been really excited about getting better at it. The style I'd be doing is just solo work. I may have to just teach myself, or practice by myself until I meet up with Mindy again, because as far as we've searched, there are no belly dancing teachers in our area.

Unfortunately we also don't have any full-length mirrors in our house, which makes it difficult to watch myself perform; it's important for me to be able to see my hips, knees, and where my feet are placed, so I can correct my posture, experiment with different contractions, etc. We are planning to buy a big sheet mirror to put down on one of the basement walls from Home Depot (or some place like that) though, so that should work well.

I've also been looking up some YouTube videos about belly dancing, to see what the professional solo workers look like when they're doing it. This woman, Sadie (whose last name remains a mystery to me) blows me away, every time I see her. She is absolutely incredible.

Maybe some day I may look forward to being able to perform at least somewhat as well as her!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday with the Haworths!

Alex stayed at our house for the last couple days, when we came home from Chattanooga for our 4th of July celebration. Mindy, Ella, Max and Sophie came over yesterday to pick him up, and I managed to get it on the camcorder!

We had a great time playing Warioware, Bananagrams, and eating cookies.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Hair Thursday!

This week we were doing our hair, and it happened to fall on Thursday, so it worked out for my vlog!

What's NOT included in the video is the end result, and my mom's hair. She ended up putting in some "Crimson Storm" a couple hours after the video was finished.

Fortunately, though, we're going up to Chattanooga today, and for the rest of the weekend! It should be a lot of fun, and we'll get lots of pictures.

I really like my hair, Kyra really likes hers, and ditto for my mom. Very cool!

Friday, June 26, 2009

THIRD Thursday!

...which was yesterday, but I never got around to posting a blog about it.



I feel like I wish I could have been "smarter" in the video... but as soon as I turn on the camcorder, I just start babbling. There are a lot of facts I wish I could have pointed out that didn't even enter my train of thought at the time. The Mustang is a lot cheaper, the Mazda Miata is EVERYWHERE here in Georgia, the Corvette (and most of them) gets terrible gas mileage- although I guess most of those are commonly known. I didn't even get to touch all those beautiful Ferrari convertibles!

Ohh well. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Second Thursday!

Yay, I was able to use the camcorder! The quality is muuch better. Good, good.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Thursday! Which means...

Abbi's first Our Seven Cents video!

So, I had fun doing it... I feel a little silly about it afterward, but I guess that's okay. I'm sorry about the poor quality; it took me two hours of playing with different computers, webcams and programs to finally get the sound to match up with my voice, and the lighting to be right.

I'm also sorry about how it's hard to hear my voice. It sounded clear and fine when I was listening back to it in Windows Media Player, but when I uploaded it to YouTube, it degraded a bit. Hopefully next week I can use my camcorder.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Seventh Cent

Heyy, everybody! I'm really excited about this new opportunity... I'm not sure if all of you are aware, but about seventeen weeks ago, seven Unschoolers got together to make vlogs together, titled "Our Seven Cents". Each Unschooler is assigned their own day, and together, they're entertaining people all through the week.

The Unschoolers and their days are:

Friday - Dagny
Saturday - Jesse
Sunday - Andrew
Monday - Jessica
Tuesday - Logan
Wednesday - Chris
Thursday - Wendy

Unfortunately for them, as of recently their Thursday vlogger, Wendy, has decided she's no longer interested in doing Our Seven Cents, which means they have an open position. They've asked me if I'd be willing to take part in their vlogging, and being very excited with the idea, said yes!

I have yet to make my own vlog yet, but this coming Thursday, watch out for it. I may end up posting it here on Blogger, in addition to YouTube.

If you're interested in looking more into Our Seven Cents, the URL is www.youtube.com/user/OurSevenCents. Everyone is really cool, so please check it out! I'll see you Thursday!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Friday Fill-in!

1. When I'm surrounded by my family and familiar things, I feel most at home.

2. My favorite thing for dinner lately has been my dad's Chef Salad, complete with romaine lettuce, ham, cheese, croutons, hard-boiled eggs and Western Dressing.

3. Saddi likes getting at least one walk a day... or else she goes all: bark! bark! bark!

4. A nice long walk in cool, crisp weather, is my favorite.

5. I like me some good news.

6. When all is said and done, I like returning to my familiar objects and routines.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching the first episodes of Bones season 3, tomorrow my plans include praying for less humid weather and Sunday, I want to sit and enjoy simple life!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Renassiance Festival!

Today, for Mother's Day, we went to the Renaissance festival! It was the first one I've been to, but I've been eager to go for the past several years. I really get into the old-age roleplaying and costumes. For Halloween two years ago, I dressed up as a wench; I did a lot of researching for the right kind of material for a corset bodice, but they all ended up being too expensive. I ended up buying a $30-ish costume of poor quality, that didn't fit well. It worked, but I wasn't too pleased with it, and I didn't want to wear it a second time.

Anyway. We had planned to go to one of the festivals several years ago in Minnesota, but we never ended up doing it. I think that worked out for the better, because today's festival was incredible.

On Mother's Day, there were a bunch of Holiday Benefits; Mothers gets roses, free meal plans... that kind of thing. (Dad was good with the coupons, so we got a pack thing that also included food and rides and 10% off costume rentals.)

So, here are a few of the reasons the day was so great: A) Being that it was Mother's Day, a lot of people didn't show up, so it was pretty slow to begin with. B) It was predicted to rain, so it was very cloudy most of the day, and because of that, even more people decided they didn't want to show up. C) It did rain a couple times, which flushed out all of the wimpy customers... the true Renaissance fans (us) stuck around through it, to find themselves blessed with a cool, cloudy, people-free day to explore!

Mom's new friend.

From my personal perspective, I didn't realize that most of the festival was browsing the shops. Not a lot of people know this about me (though some may suspect, and/or find it very much like me) I have a hard time saying no to people... especially when they're trying to sell me things. (I had a really hard time in Mexico.) But here, I didn't feel pressured into buying things. There were a couple times where I could tell they were trying to squeeze a few dollars out of me, but most of the time they were genuine in what they were trying to sell, and respected me if I wasn't interested. I appreciated having the time to look around, and leave the shop/stall if I didn't want to buy.

And trust me. I looked around a lot. I don't get to do that often... if you were with when we went to the Inman Park Festival, you probably know that about me. I really like to browse, and often times I don't get enough time to do that... Alec normally starts groaning half way through, or we're trying to get to something else that's at a certain time, so I get rushed. I felt I was able to enjoy the festival at a very relaxing pace this time.

Some of the other things we enjoyed beyond the shopping, was watching the performers. The "Barely Balanced Acrobats" were a comedic trio performed acrobatic stunts, while making jokes. My favorite was the "Shakespeare Sisters": Three women quoting whatever Shakespeare play you gave them. We witnessed the witches from Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet in 60 seconds, three Pucks talking all at once from Midsummer Night's Dream, Orsino quoting his love for Olivia, and more! They were amazing. I gave them a run for their money when it came to naming plays, I'm sure.

In the joust, we were paired with Sir Maximilian to cheer for; the big, arrogant, win-streak Knight, who was cruel and everyone else hated. He was the funniest though, which won out for me.

Our guy!

Somehow a tiny, young-Arthur type guy managed to beat him. Something about how "nobility" and a "true heart" always conquers. Whaateverr.

All of the costumes that were being worn were great quality, which meant... pretty pricey, wherever we went. Of course, the first place we checked out was by far the best of them all, and I spent about 15-20 minutes trying on quality, high-end corsets... and was ruined for most of the other clothing shops. (The one I liked from that store was $285. For a corset. That doesn't include the skirt or the shirt or the danglies or the other three skirts that put together makes the 'outfit'. Just the corset. Wow.)

But, it's okay! In the end, I found a great deal from a different shop; they were asking $200 for the whole outfit: underbust corset, shirt, and skirt. While that may still sound pricey, at all of the other places, it was $185 for JUST the bodice. Then the skirt was $35, and the shirt was $39. So, we got a deal, and I LOVE it.

If you're wondering if it's just a trick of the light that I'm glowing, it isn't... I'm actually that happy.

While I was off checking out the outfits, Alec managed to find a little crush! One of the wenches wandering the festival applies (as Alec calls it) "two inch thick lipstick" every couple seconds, planting large kisses on the cheeks of men she finds roaming without a wife or girlfriend. I wish we could have gotten a picture of it, because I kid you not, his cheeks were red! I managed to find her and got a little kiss myself, however that wasn't photographed either. Sorryy.

Kyra also had fun buying costumes...

That's right: what you see on her head are horns! Like most everything else at the festival, the cape is beautiful. I've had the honor of trying it on once (that's all the time that Kyra has spent NOT wearing it) and she seems extremely pleased with it.

Anyway, to conclude this post, we had a WONDERFUL time. I cannot commend the place enough. I didn't end up buying anything else other than the outfit, but the merchandise that we found everywhere was beautiful. From horns, to jewelry, to weapons, to clothing, ocarinas, drums, tapestries, paintings, henna art, and the awesome workers. Honestly... if I were to ever get a job anywhere, it would definitely be a place like that.

But now, I am wiped! It's time for me to head to bed, and dream wonderful dreams filled with Renaissance people, places and costumes!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Juust me!

Mom tagged me! You're supposed to take a picture of yourself.. right NOW! No primping, no nothin'. I was wanting to wait until tomorrow (I'm in my PJ's right now!) but I figured that wouldn't be in the fun of the game... so here one is!

So, there I am, as I am, right now; ruffled hair, no jewelry, PJ's and all!

I don't really enjoy doing the tagging thing, so if you're reading this, you think it'd be fun and would like to participate... consider yourself tagged!

Friday, May 01, 2009

My first Friday Fill-in!

Well, I've seen Zenmomma (among others) to do these so often, I decided I wanted to have a go at it!

1. The first rule of working in an office and getting along is try to be helpful to fellow workers.

2. I like finding empty shells on the beach, from old clams.

3. When I think of carnivals I think of how terrible it would be if a rat got in the cotton candy machine...

4. It disappointed me when I found out that my beautiful bright blue, orange, purple and fuchsia flowers were dyed, and normally they're just white daisies. Oh well... I guess they're still my favorite spring flower.

5. Things on my desk include newspaper articles, glasses, and earphones. But then again, I don't have a desk, and this is just the kitchen table.

6. Reading 'Calvin and Hobbes' makes me wanna laugh.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching the first X-Men movie, tomorrow my plans include a down day with my momma and dad at home and Sunday, I want to read my favorite Sunday comics!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pictures and Zodiac stuff

For those of you who haven't already seen the new hair pictures on Facebook, here they are now!

I am very much satisfied with mine, and I think mom is too. Yay!

In other news, however on the same day as the haircuts, I found out what my true Zodiac sign is. And why I say "found out," is because I was born September 23rd, and that means I'm on the cusp of two signs. Every other year, it changes between Virgo and Libra, and I was never certain which I really was because every website recorded it differently. Fortunately, there is a fabulous website - which I would link, should I remember what it was... I'll get back to you on that - that, after putting in your birthday (ALL of the specifics, down to the very minute you were born) tells you all of your signs. Your Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Rising Sign... I'm sure I'm missing a few, but you probably get the idea.

My Sun Sign is Libra, my Moon Sign is Libra, and my Rising Sign is Taurus. Taurus - let's hope I get this right - is ruled by Venus, which makes me a triple Libra, or... something like that? I'm not really doing Renae's words justice. When we talk about it again next time, I'll make sure to bring a pen and paper so I can relay what she said with more depth.

Anyway, I'm an all around Libra- in Renae's words, I am the Goddess! ;) I'm not positive how much of the Horoscope stuff I believed in, but I thought it was very interesting hearing about typical Libra habits, because they summed me up pretty well. Very indecisive, sees both sides to most arguments, slightly vain (shh), likes pretty things... but because Libra is an air sign, Taurus is earth, and I'm so close to the cusp of Virgo, I have a very broad personality and like many things. In other words, I'm difficult to describe because I have many sides. I'd say that definitely sounds like me... especially the "indecisive" and "hard to pin down" part.

Okay, well there are the haircut pictures a blip about my Horoscope discovery. Sleep for me now, but I hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, April 20, 2009


Man, is it hard for me to have a picture taken of me. Mom too, as we discovered. We both end up posing, holding a fake-y smile in place, with eyes that are not at all enthusiastic, as they would be should the picture have been taken as a whim in a happy moment. But, most people are this way... I guess I just found it interesting, considering when I'm smiling in the mirror, I can make find the perfect smile- but I can never replicate it for a picture, unless it's simply genuine. Blah, whatever.

The reason we were taking new pictures was because we both got new haircuts! It was a bit of a Girl's Day out at Wendy's place. Mom, Wendy, Shelby, Renae, Wendy's mother and I received new hairstyles; Wendy, Shelby and Renae had new dyes, while the rest of us just had our hair cut. For mine, it was nothing too fancy... I just had it cut a bit shorter, with new layers. I really like it, though.

For mom, a bit of the same, but it looks incredible! For the cut, she trimmed the ends and fixed the layers. Amy, the hairstylist, melded the layers with the rest of her hair so much better than any other stylist ever has. She had it blow dried straight, but kept curls at the bottom, around in other places. We all decided that she had Shampoo Commercial Hair. It's so luscious and perfect. Amy is amazing at what she does. We were all very impressed. Pictures up soon, I'm sure.

Anyway, not much else has really been up lately, however we are going to check out the Body Museum this Wednesday. That should be really cool.

Yay for haircuts. ♥

Friday, April 03, 2009

Story time! - Kyle Pattinson

A Day in the Life of Kyle

Meet Kyle Pattinson. He is about 24 years old, black hair, kind, attractive, charismatic, creative, and loves meeting new people. His interests range across many different things, such as cooking, fitness, and music, above all. Like most good-looking guys who wear eyeliner, he's gay. Simple fact, and it almost makes it easier to make female friends. No need for all that sexual attraction.

Anyway. Kyle recently moved into an apartment, and is eager to start his new life there. After meeting the rest of the people who reside there, occasionally struggling to keep a civil conversation afloat, finds that it's pretty easy to become at least kind of friends with them. (The woman in the apartment room closest to him is pretty loud at night, but he'd rather sacrifice a bit of sleep to earn a friend, than the opposite.)

After throwing a few parties at his place, inviting people outside of the apartment as well, he has plenty of female friends, many of which are attracted to him and looking for more in their relationship. Malissa tends to be the pushier of the women, however Kyle just isn't interested.

Then, he met Jason Cleaveland. Jason is charming, funny, good-looking, and he and Kyle share the same interests. Put simply, there is a lot of chemistry between these two. Kyle, noting that he has never found someone he melded so well with, decided to flirt with Jason a little bit.

That's when Malissa came in. She was furious! Kyle thought that maybe she was convinced she and Kyle had more of a relationship than just friends, so he was calmly prepared to explain to her that that wasn't how it was, and he just wasn't interested in women. However, it seemed that that wasn't the case... in fact, the opposite was.

Here's the major plot twist in our story: Malissa is actually Mrs. Malissa Cleaveland. She and Jason are married, with one A+-Grade child. Whoops.

To speed things along, Malissa attacked Kyle for flirting with her husband, and Jason scurries off, not wanting to be in the middle of this mess. Soon after having his butt handed to him, Kyle requests that Malissa leaves the premises. Easy to say, Kyle is pretty disappointed by this discovery... he was really looking forward to getting to know Jason better.

To take his mind off of things, he was looking forward to going to work. It was his first day as a clerk at the local Record Store. Now, this would be fun. He loves music and everything about it, so this should be a snap! About an hour into the day, a customer walks in, requesting a terrible mainstream album. Kyle would hate to have to sell this piece of trash to a customer, but he knows that his boss would be pretty mad at him if he didn't...

Kyle decides that he'd recommend some better music for the customer. After all, they might thank him in the end!

Turns out, this customer is a vengeful fanboy, growing intensely aggravated that Kyle wouldn't just give him the album he wanted. He complains to Kyle's manager, and he gets fired. On his first day.

This throws him into a bit of depression. He lost his job, his love interest is married, and he had his butt kicked by a woman. He's going to need to pay for the rent soon, and he has no income! Well, he decides to give a call to Jason. They could at least talk, as friends, right?

Jason comes over, and they have a blast. Listening to music, talking, watching TV. Next thing you know, sparks fly, and the inevitable happens. Jason makes Kyle promise that he won't tell Malissa of their meeting, and though he is slightly upset by this, agrees. With a promise of meeting in the future, Jason hastily departs, leaving Kyle feeling dejected.

Soon after, the landlord is requesting payment for the room. Kyle manages to scrape up the request amount, however he's now down to his last dollar.

Now, this is where our story ends. Will Kyle get another job to support his weight? Or will he have to get a roommate to help pay for the rest? Will Jason leave Malissa for Kyle? Or will the two secret lovers have to part, in order to keep peace in the Cleaveland household?

Tune in, next time... for:

A Day in the Life of Kyle

I hope you guys have enjoyed this story! Now, I am about to mix in perhaps the most interesting plot twist of them all. Believe it or not....

...Kyle Pattinson is my Sim character.

That's right. My Sims lead a very dramatic life. (I didn't plan the Jason-Malissa thing, or him to get fired from his job.) If his story continues to be interesting, though, I will write again the next chapter of his life! So if you liked it, please do stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Long lost poem...

Another little something I found while shuffling around my old, dusty documents. A poem! I can't remember when I wrote it, what its name is, or what was even going on in my head at the time... but reading it back, I kind of liked it. So, here it is.

Whispering softly with an elusive voice,
To a person who's hardly there
I stay bound to my chair, without much choice
I yearn for your touch to my hair

I turn left and right with a quick heart,
Scared and excited that you may be standing, watching
My blood pounds in my veins as I jump with a start,
But I'm only surrounded by the shadows that resemble your figure

Darkness surrounding and pressing in,
I still search eagerly for you
But as much as I look I simply cannot win,
You have played me for a fool

Confidence slips from me as the days pass on,
And your presences is as scarce as ever
I'm encouraged by others to forgive and forget,
But your face I will forget... never...

A poor one's love that is not returned
Is the saddest thing to see
But my soul is now bound to yours,
And I will never set myself free

I will never stop looking, my sweet lost angel,
And one day we will be together at last
My love only grows stronger as the weeks tangle,
And those memories from long ago past

Another conversation...

So, late tonight I was looking through my Documents, found a bunch of little random writings that I had saved here and there. I had completely forgotten about all of them, so it was pretty cool reading them again. Some were old posts for Blogger or CotF that I had saved as drafts and had never deleted, some were AIM conversations... one I found was an old conversation I had had with Alec, one day. By now, I've forgotten when it took place, but reading it back again made me laugh, so I thought I'd post it here!

Introducing, Abbi+Alec Conversation No. 2! Guest staring, Mom!

Abbi: ...so, I put up this sucky rare on the Auction House, and--
Alec: What makes it sucky?
Abbi: I don't know. It had bad stats. It sucked.
Alec: Like what, Strength?
Abbi: I don't know... Spirit or something. Anyway--
Alec: Just 'cause it has spirit doesn't make it bad.
Abbi: Whatever!
Alec: I just wanted to know what made it sucky.
Abbi: It just... sucked! In general! I don't know, it was Shaman gear or something.
Alec: Just 'cause it's Shaman gear doesn't mean it sucks.
Abbi: ... Stop it! I don't care. It wasn't good. Oh, and it's this you always do, you know. I get frustrated with you because you keep going on, but then you say something like "Hey, I was just being cheerful! Don't get upset!" and I get turned into the bad guy for getting upset!
Alec: But I didn't say it this time.
Abbi: I know. But. Still. For next time, so you're "aware."
Alec: But I didn't say it. You didn't catch it.
Abbi: But I'll catch you next time!
Alec: But you have to catch me saying it first, or it won't count!
Abbi: AGH, you're doing it again!
Mom: He always has to be arguing something, doesn't he?
Alec: Well just save it for the next debate, then you can catch me.
Abbi: No. No arguing. Stop.
Alec: But we're debating.
Abbi: No. No debating.
Alec: No?
Abbi: No.
Alec: Oh. I thought you said we were debating.
Abbi: No! We're not.
Alec: Okay, now we are. I debate that we are debating, and you'll debate that we aren't.
Abbi: ...ahah..ha.. n-no! No debating! You're always debating!
Alec: Hah, I got a laugh!
Mom: See, it's okay to joke about it that way... 'cause it's true.

As it happens, I must have been snappy that day. But either way, he was interrupting me way too much! ;)

And that concludes our late-night blog post for today. Stay tuned, next time, for Abbi+Alec Conversation No. 3!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Courageous Medieval Barbarian

Uh-huh, thaat's me! Hand me a battle axe and I'm ready to go. [You should do it yourself.] It's loads of fun.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Emo Pig

Hopefully the subject to this blog post doesn't offend anyone, it's just... well, I'm afraid we have a serious crisis here, at our home. We've always wondered about Sam, our guinea pig, and well... I think this finally confirms it...

As it happens, this is pretty darn accurate. Poor guy is absolutely terrified of coming out of his big plastic igloo, he squeals all the time, and I don't think he ever got lucky with Rosie... and now we finally know why...

We never meant to ignore him, I swear! But... he rolls his poop. I mean, come on.

Anyhow, I know I'll be doing my best to give our little piggy a bit more attention from now on. Poor little guy...

Friday, February 06, 2009

BuffyBuffyBuffy... AngelAngelAngel...

Well, lately, mom and I (and occasionally Kyra) have been obsessing over our lovely, but whiny, Buffy, and our brooding, yet dashing, Angel. When Buffy season three ended, Angel started his own series, that sometimes has a connection with Buffy. I've already seen all of the Buffy seasons, but now I'm seeing the other half of a story that I'd been missing! It's lots of fun, because we'll be watching Angel, and then Cordelia will be talking on the phone with Willow, and she'll say something like "Willow was decrypting codes today too!" and we get all giddy, with "Yeah! We just saw them doing that!"

Much fun is to be had. There are fewer and fewer episodes going back and forth as we get further into the seasons, but we're still enjoying them immensely. We just finished Buffy season five and Angel season two, and we're starting the first episodes of Angel season three now!

So, this is just a short post to kind of update people on our latest love. I'm being called off now by Angel! Byebye!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I am...

Whoo! First blog post in... a very long time.

Okay, well right now I'm hangin' out at the Smith's house (my boyfriend's family). I've been here for about two weeks, and I'm going home this Saturday... so far this whole thing has been a blast. I snowboarded, hung out, was introduced to Oblivion - AKA my new addiction - checked out the Science Center of Baltimore, and tomorrow we're going to D.C. to visit the Smithsonian.

On top of that, we've been playing Bananagrams and Apples to Apples. For Apples to Apples, we have a bit of a... personality game. (Just assuming no one knows how the actual Apples to Apples game works, there are green cards that have adjectives written on them. You try to match red cards that make up your hand, which have nouns written on them, to the adjectives. The goal is to acquire the most green cards.) Once the actual game is over, you check out what green cards we have, and what they say about us.

Tonight, Nic, Olivia, Cece (for half of it), and Kate all played an almost excruciatingly long game of Apples to Apples. It was filled with boisterous laughter and much fun. Unfortunately, my results were a little... disturbing.

I am...


...okay, I'm just going to say... wow. There were a few "good" ones there, but the rest... geez. Meanwhile Kate got "Charming," "Squeaky Clean" and "Cosmopolitan". Olivia got "Cosmic," "Zany" and "Worldly". Nic got "Cuddly," "Organic" and "Dead".

The negative green apple cards are drawn to me. I'm a little worried about what this says about my personality...