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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Well the weather outside was frightening

So last night while I was writing the post before this one, it was snowing, and I didn't know because the blinds were shut. So while everbody was going to go skiing, I guess they've changed their plans, I'm not really sure, but anyway, we have snow!!! Not much, maybe an inch or something. But still, the whole driveway is covered, and it is gorgeous. I think it is, anyway.

And other than that, there's no news for the folks back home! Except that I eventually fell asleep and didn't have any bad dreams. That I can remember.


Aaaaaaand so it is 2:30 in the morning here in Ruidoso. I can't sleep, and I'm also watching Dr Who, and I'm not sure it's a brilliant mixture. I am writing bits and pieces, big bits and pieces as it happens, because it has to buffer. I'm watching one that I don't own, I got a series for Christmas, because this is the one I want to watch because I haven't seen it.

Earlier today, around 3:30-:3:45, in the afternoon, we all set off to go tubing. We were all dressed up in weird clothes, snow pants and rain pants and jackets and stuff, it was fun. When we got there, we went up the mountain a bunch to see the skiing place, where everybody is going tomorrow except for me, and Sara Hevron. I didn't have much fun tubing, sorry to say. :( I enjoyed the first ride but then I went on one with these two big bumps and I didn't like it. Shortly after that, we had dinner at the tubing place kind of close to a fire, but still half frozen. My hands, at least, were half frozen. We had bagels with cream cheese cucumbers and salmon, I didn't have cucumbers, they were yummy. While we were eating, there was a power shortage so all the lights went out, and it was about 7:30 or something, so it was very very dark, except for the kids place, which was somehow powered up and running with all it's happy glowy lights. It was still very dark. We waited around a bit finishing dinner, and then we left and people will go back sometime in the next couple of days, if we can.

When we got home I put on a Dr Who Christmas Special, and Dan, me, and Ben watched the whole thing. other people watched bits of it. Then everybody played Taboo, but not me because I don't like those kinds of games because I am under too much pressure and don't have fun. Then, we pretty much all went to bed. I watched a bit of Dr Who, and tried and failed to go to sleep and then I finished the book YOUNG JOAN, about St. Joan of Arc, and that was really good. And now I'm doing this. Still waiting for Dr Who to work.

I believe that whoever reads my blog knows what happened Christmas Eve, and if you don't know email me at and I will tell you about it. Christmas Morning, however, I will talk about.

So I got up at 7:30, and found in and around my stocking: 5 packs of colored sculpey clay, decorative soap with a penguin stuck in it, Briiiiight silver duck tape, chocolate, Saltwater taffy, DR WHO series two, iTunes gift card, and possibly something else that I don't remember. We headed to mass at 8:40, and then we had a biggish breakfast that we usually have on Sunday but you can understand why we had it Christmas day. Elizabeth and I went to visit my Dad in the hospital, and brought him our presents. Later on we all went, and that was fun. i watched an episode of Dr WHo with Dan and Nate. For dinner we had our traditional Lasagna that we've been having for the past few years.

And that just about rounds it up. Happy 12th birthday to Atheena Frizzell.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit

Oh ouch. Have you every done that and realized how dumb the word is? KNIT. k-n-i-t. No sense whatsoever.

To the point! I've been knitting TONS lately... I've been knitting... A BLANKET! I big blanket, too, with about a zillion billion different colours. My friend Rose is helping me knit it. Yesterday, I knit, well, we knit, about nine squares. Ohyes!

I'm going to get it DONE BY CHRISTMAS! It is so awesome!

I'm really excited about it. Yesterday, ALL Rose and I did was knit! Nothing else! It was brilliant!

Also yesterday I wrote a letter to my soldier, Ashley Dawson.

AND yesterday was St. Nick's Day! So in the morning we get a bit of stuff in our St Nick's Stockings, and then, at night, we watch ELF! It's one of our favourite Christmas movies, and we always watch it on St Nick's day. :)

That's about it, so.... Ummmm........ bye!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Editing The Past Post

So, in my post SO SCHOOL STARTS AND EVERYTHING GOES WRONG, I wrote : "google dr who season five episode one eleventh hour". This was wrong, because that isn't the best episode! Now, I am telling you to google: dr who blinkx, and then click on the first thing there. It should say: Watch Doctor Who Online-Full Episodes of Doctor Who & More TV... Then you go down a bit and there'll be Season Five Season Four Season Three Season Two Season One. You should watch the first one from season three or season four. They are called SMITH&JONES and PARTNERS IN CRIME. It's bad quality, but at least you will be able to see it.

Just thought I'd say, and be a bit more precise. Also, if this doesn't work, you can google Doctor Who Episodes Watch, and go down to Series, SERIES, notice, three or four, and go own to "Alternate Source" on SMITH&JONES or PARTNERS IN CRIME. It's horrible quality, but it works.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Bye Bye Fish

My fish died, and I threw their tank away. I may get some new ones someday, but right now they don't fit in. At All.

Thanks Giving on Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving. Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanksgiiiiiiiiiiiiivning. Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving.... Okay. In the morning, everybody except for me and MM went to the Turkey Trot. I Think. So we were left to make breakfast for everybody. which we did. I didn't enjoy myself.

So everybody came home and we were all having a good time and everything, and then we went and visited my Dad at the hospital, which was fun...

Then, at about fooooooouuuuurrrrrrrr o'clock we all came home, because my Dad was tired. So then everybody,w as like, cooking and I was just sitting on the computer.

Right now, my guinea pig Julius is chewing on newspaper and it sounds really funny. Just had to say that.

So at about six-thirty we had dinner. Here's a picture of the table! We did it so fancy and nice this year! It was awesome! *

Augustine and David brought over TONS of yummy desserts: Lemon Pie, (Which Augustine made very sweetly because it was my favourite) Turtle Something, Bread Pudding I Think, Pumpkin Pie, and Possibly Something Else That I don't Remember. Back on that, if I do. We all played Bananagrams except for some of us, like me. Augustine and I played a couple of round of Boggle, and I actually beat her, which is totally and completely unheardof, even though I am really good at it.

After that, we went to see the new disney movie Tangled, which was FANTASTIC!

So we were done with that near midnight, and we were all pretty tired, so we headed to bed! 

And there's my Thanksgiving! 

*That picture of the Thanksgiving table was not real, I just found it on the internet. Our table looked MUCH better. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


So Monday night me and my friend Atheena set up a sleepover for Tuesday, and yesterday, I was picked up at about 1:30. We then went to Spiral Diner, and we all shared a plate of yummy vegan nachos with olives and guacamole and stuff that was delicious, and then David and Augustine went to a Memorial service and Atheena and I stayed at the Spiral. We each got a milkshake. I got cookies and cream, she got chocolate.

When we got to Atheena's apartment, we painted. I painted a picture of the TARDIS (The Doctor's (dr who) Time Machine) traveling, and I drew a picture of a turtle race for my dad.

Augustine, david, and Augustine's mom went to Whole Foods, and ATheena and I stayed home. Still painting. Augustine and David came home about three hours later, then left again to take Augustine's Mom home. Atheena and I made ourselves dinner.

Here is what we made: It started out as just a pickle sandwich, then we added some cheese, then a vegan hamburger. We called it Double A Burger, and when David and Augustine got home we ummmmm made them some too, and pretended to have a restaurant. We called it Double A Deli. The price was cleaning the kitchen, which David did.

This was pretty late, and we ended up not getting to bed till nearly one o'clock. We were oing to go to bed at 11 or so, but things didn't work out that way.

Then, this morning, Jonah, Augustine's friend's seven-year-old son, came, and we all painted. I painted another picture of the TARDIS, this time jut sitting in the night sky. I really like it.

Atheena and I made pasta salad, with bow-tie pasta, tomatoes, rosemary, lemons, and a bunch of spices. It was delicious! We were about to start The Shakespeare Code ( a Dr Who), when Augustine and David decided to go get the Christmas tree, so they left, with Atheena, and Jonah and I watched a different Dr WHo called BLINK. When Atheena got back, we watched the Shakespeare Code while decorating the tree.

Not long after that, Jonah's mom came, and not long after THAT, we all left to pick up Augustine's car and take me home.

So that was my super-duper sleepover!

As I write this, I am watching my Dr Who screensaver, with about 65 photos of three different Doctors. And on that note, I am off!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Writers Block

I really need to work on my book. I don't know why i don't, but i don't. I haven't in ages. And I need to.

I've got no idea what to write at all. Ever. It's awful, and i need to get started again. i'm thinking of starting a short story blog or something, connected to this, and I'd have to write a short story every week or something.

So i think I'll do that, just thought I'd let any readers know, if I've got any.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Feed my fish!

So I got the app for fish, and I have five multi-colored goldfish who are nocturnal and really stupid so think that as long as I dye the water black, it's nighttime.

They all have names, too:

Red: Paul
Yellow: Mr. Grumpy-face
White: Mrs. Grumpy-face

They are always hungry, so please feed them! Just click all over the place, and they will be happy :)

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

:( Halloween

Ah, Halloween, wasn't a perfect day. In the morning, I felt really bad with a cold and everything. Later on, I DID get to watch Dr Who, and that was good, but then, my Grandpa on my dad's side died. We're all heading out to Wisconsin tomorrow for the funeral.

However, we did have a fun party that night, and I got almost sick on marshmallows and monster cupcakes. So that was fun. I guess it was okay.

Munchy munchy munchy

Well, on Monday, My mum fired up her wood-burning clay oven. A month or two ago when she did this, Rebecca made chocolate chip cookies, and they were all good and melty and yummy, and she's made them every time my mum fires up her oven since.

So she made them on monday. And they were soooooooo good! better than usual. They were big and thin, and all chocolatey. They were reallllllllllly good. :). just thought i'd write a bit about them to make y'all jealous. Sweet me. Oh, i'm being rude again, aren't I?

Monday, October 25, 2010


Half-Magic, by Edward Eager, is about four kids who find a magic coin, and it's all about figuring out how to use it and their adventures and misadventures and all that. It is really a fantastic book, and those who haven't read it are missing out.

The writing style is, in my opinion, fabulous, and I think that it is a page-turner. You should definitely try it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

And so, school starts, and everything goes wrong.

I'm super lucky. In a way. I didn't have to start school until September 7th.

But still, it's started now, and it's bad. Awful. :P. No, not really. Just math, and... grammar isn't that great. Kind of boring, yes.

However, my days have been being awesome because of... DUM DUM DUM DUM... DR WHO! It's the BEST TV show in the UNIVERSE. It's hilarious and scary and funny and awesome. Man, it's good. You should totally watch it. Just google "dr who season five episode one the eleventh hour" and try and find some way to watch it, believe me, you'll love it. If you don't already. :)

I'm totally into it. Really addicted. REALLY addicted. I love it.

Ok, and then, yeah, so last night was Constitution Day at UD... yummy supper. Good food. Cake. (NO LONGER HAS APPLE PIE!!!! RED ALERT!) Annnnnnnny way. As I was saying. My family didn't go. just me. I went with the Dougherty's. It rocked. me and Rose spent a lot of the time in the bathroom because there's a comfy couch there. We discussed DR WHO! Yay!

Now then. Let's see... Oo ooo ooo. Book Reviews. I'll squeeze one in.


This newest book by Eoin Colfer, fantastic author of Artemis Fowl, (duh) is grand. Simply fantastic. So good that words can't describe it. Mmmmm. So good. A delightful book, simply hilarious, and by all means amazing. So I guess a good word would be delaring... if you catch my drift. Delaring. Lovely word.

So if you haven't read it, check it out of your library or buy it.

I guess that rounds us all up, so, till my next post!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Percy Jackson The Sea Of Monsters

I read the second Percy Jackson book, and found that it was no better than the first. I am continuing to read them, as they are exciting, but I will doubtfully read them twice.

I encourage the reading of them still, though I don't think that they are nearly as good as I have heard from people.

Percy Jackson The Lightning Theif.

Upon reading the first Percy Jackson book, my feelings that they were badly written were confirmed, no offence to Rick Rioridan. I think that they are fantastic stories, but they could have been done better.

However, they are page turners, and are very addicting. I think that they should be read, and I think that they are good books, but they are very badly written.

Good grief, it's been a long while!

Eh, I haven't written in a long time. Gheeeee. Yeah, well anyway, to the point....

I went to FLORIDA! Actually, that was on the fourth, but not tooooooooooo long ago! Heck, most of you probably already know all about it! But who cares, I'll write about it anyway!

We (my cousin Molly and my cousin Lucy and Me) flew to Florida on the fourth, and that night, we set of fire works and did about a million sparklers. We all slept in my Aunt Amy's room, two on the bed, two on the floor. Cathy and I had the bed :).

On Monday, the when to an Oceanographic Center. I saw a starfish for the first time in my life, as well as a clown fish, sea cucumber, and sea horse. I got to pet a stingray, which I now know are very squishy and gross. At the gift shop, I bought a stuffed owl for ten dollars. I named him Merval.

On Tuesday, we went to an Energy place. There was this one awesome room where there were all the fantastic puzzles. Boy, were they hard! Hehe. I didn't do all of them, though. Just a few.

On Wednesday, we went to..... dum da dum dum.... HARRY POTTER WORLD! It was AWESOME! I had butterbeer, and it is sooooooo sweet, and sooooo yummy! It's like drinking sugar, cream soda, root beer, and syrup all in one. Mmmmmmmm.... I bought a rat for ten dollars, a jar of pepper imps for five dollars, and a key chain for ten dollars. Yay! :).

On Thursday, we went on a boat ride, and it was really cool. I saw some really cool birds, ten jillion turtles, and an aligator head. (it was attached to the body, we could just not see that part)

On Friday, we went to Target, which was awesome. I bought two stuffed animals and three LPS.

On Saturday, we went to the beach for the fourth time, we... hmm.... I don't think we did all that much... I don't remember.

Then, on Sunday, we... sniff sniff.... had to leave. :(!

Well, I hope I've intertained you! If you want to know more, call me! Please! Please!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Dark Is Rising

The Dark Is Rising, the second book in the Dark Is Rising sequence, written by Susan Cooper, I just finished last night. It is a great book, and if you haven't read it, you deffinately should. When I started it, my mom said that even if I didn't understand what was happening, I should just keep reading, because Susan Cooper explains it all in the end.

It is about an eleven year-old named Will Stanton, who finds that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortal people deticated to saving the world from the source of evil known as the Dark. Over the Twelve Days Of Christmas, Will has to find the Six Signs, iron, stone, wood, water, fire, and bronze. It is a fantastic book, and you really should read it.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


I got guinea pigs yesterday! Here are photos! The black one is Abbot Julius, and the brown and white one is Mulch!!!

Sunday, May 09, 2010


 is a poem
written by a teenager with cancer.

She wants to
 see how many
 people get her poem.

 It is quite the poem
. Please pass it 


poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a 
New York


It was sent

a medical doctor 


Have you ever

On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to

Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a 

butterfly's erratic flight?

Or gazed at the sun into the 

You better slow down.

dance so 

Time is short.

The music

Do you run through each day


When you ask How are you?

Do you hear

When the day is done

Do you lie 
in your

With the next hundred chores

Running through
 your head?

You'd better 
slow down

Don't dance so 

Time is

The music won't last.

Ever told your


We'll do it

And in your

Not see 


Ever lost

Let a good
 friendship die

Cause you 
never had time

To call 
and say,'Hi'

better slow down.

Don't dance
 so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't 

When you run
 so fast to get somewhere

miss half the fun of getting 

When you worry and hurry 
through your

It is like an unopened


Life is not a

Do take it 

Hear the

Before the song is

I was really touched by this poem. I like it a lot. I recieved it in an email. Normally I would toss it in the trash. This time I didn't, because I liked the poem. Enjoy it while you can. 

Friday, April 09, 2010

Hello, little Gnomes!

Today I went to Gnome Park, aka Highland's Park, with the Dougherty's. We went on Tuesday, too. Yay!

At Gnome Park, when you first get there, there is a playground. You can go down one path, follow a stream for a while, and then, enter a dark sewage tunnel. Not really. It just has a little trickle of water you can slip in and get soaked, like I did. So you go through the tunnel, and come out to another stream. You can climb up onto a wall, and then go to the gnomes from there.

There are six gnomes. One is sitting on a big mushroom, eyes closed. I like to think of this on as a poet. Another is sleeping, and another is riding on a huge turtle. Then there are three dancing around a tree!

You can wade in the shallow parts of th pond, or walk along the banks, when you can, hehehe. Sometimes there is a path, sometimes there isn't!

That's all folks! Thank for reading!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Toodles, hard days of Lent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why so many exclamation points, you ask. Because I'm exclaiming, duh.

Here is my END OF LENT song:

Lent is over,
Lent is over,
Yay yay yay!
Yay yay yay!
I am celebrating,
I am celebrating!
Yay yay yay!

Doesn't it rock? Hehehe.

I didn't actually do much, to celebrate. So I just sing my song over and over and over. You can too! sing along, now!

Lent is over,
Lent is over,
Yay yay yay!
Yay yay yay!
I am celebrating,
I am celebrating!
Yay yay yay!
Lent is over,
Lent is over,
Yay yay yay!
Yay yay yay!
I am celebrating,
I am celebrating!
Yay yay yay!
Lent is over,
Lent is over,
Yay yay yay!
Yay yay yay!
I am celebrating,
I am celebrating!
Yay yay yay!
Lent is over,
Lent is over,
Yay yay yay!
Yay yay yay!
I am celebrating,
I am celebrating!
Yay yay yay!
Lent is over,
Lent is over,
Yay yay yay!
Yay yay yay!
I am celebrating,
I am celebrating!
Yay yay yay!
Lent is over,
Lent is over,
Yay yay yay!
Yay yay yay!
I am celebrating,
I am celebrating!
Yay yay yay!

Friday, April 02, 2010

April Fools!

I completely forgot to mention all of the April Fools pranks I played!

Firstly, I put a rubber band on the sink sprayer thingy, so that when someone turns on the water, they get sprayed! Hehehe.

Then, I put marbles in my brother Thomas's pillowcase.

Then, I sent an email out to a bunch of people saying I'd gotten the chicken pox!

Then, I short-sheeted my mom's bed!

Then, I hid Mary Margaret's teddy bear in her wardrobe, covered her bed in crumbs, took the batteries out of her speakers and alarm clock, and took the lead out of her mechanical pencil. Hehehe. She got very aggrevated.

Those are all the awesome pranks I pulled! And now, I'm going to go do something to celebrate. Toodles!!!

Postscript. My new typed laugh is "hehehe"

Excuse me for the delay...

Sorry it's been so long... I've been very very very very very very very very very busy.

I'm not goin to say all that's been going on these past few weeks, because none of it has really been interesting. I will write about Easter on Sunday, or maybe Monday. I'll probably write tomorrow, too, to celebrate the end of Lent. Toodle-oo!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Break!

On Sunday, March seventh, we headed out to Ruidoso, New Mexico, for Spring break! We left at about ten, and got there about... eight or nine, maybe. I won't go deep into details.

When we arrived, Homer was so delighted to be there, that he was just running around like an angel. We hat hotdogs for supper, and I stayed up till eleven reading WARRIORS: Bluestar's Prophecy Super Edition. It was really sad.

On Monday, I got up at about eight and had some sugared cereal for breakfast. I read Bluestar's Prophecy some more, and finished it. I cried three times during it and for about an hour afterwards. Other than that, I didn't do much.

On Tuesday, I did basically the same, but I was reading Guardians of Ga'Hoole, The Capture. It is about owls. I rolled around in a bit of snow with my big stuffed dog, named Big Dog.

On Wednesday, it was bright and sunny and cold. We went to town buying stuff, pardon the pun. I got three locker buddies for myself, which are like tiny stuffed animals with magnets in their paws. I named them all after places in New Mexico, and renamed one of my old ones. First, a grey and white pug, named Marble Court, the street the Ruidoso house is on. Then, a really orange cat, and her name is Sunny Slopes, some random street. Then, a light grey one, named Misty Mountain, a gourmet sweet shop. Then, the older one, is a siamese cat whose name WAS Eena Jane but is now Piney Woods, because there are soooooooo many pine trees in Ruidoso! I now have seventeen locker buddies. I also got, for my friend Rose, a little wooden box that when you open the box, a little bug wiggles his silver legs. His name is Bob. I bought Atheena something too, but she hasn't gotten it yet so I won't say what it is. I also got myself a little ring bowl at our favorite pottery shop, and my Mom got me a little box shaped like a rabbit that is purple and it has a necklace inside of little bunny. It is going to be an Easter Present. I am now going to forget all about it.

On Thursday, my Mom and I made some shrink art jewelry! My Mom made these gorgeous earrings that are blue squares, with a purple oval hanging down that looks like a feather, and a little square full of punched holes in a pattern called filigree. I made a pair of earrings, too, only they are circles and one has cherries on it and the other a strawberry. I also made another ring. I will post pictures sometime.

On Friday, we left around ten o'clock, and I listened to ARtemis Fowl almost the entire time. The trip went really fast. So, now that you've sped through it, I will go and do something worthwhile. Toodles!

Friday, March 05, 2010

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

J.K. Rowling, the well known author of the Harry Potter books, wrote this book excellently, in my taste. Even if it is not my favorite of all seven books, I still find that it is a great work of literature. I enjoy the fact that it takes a great, surprising twist at the end, and if you haven't read it yet, sorry for giving that away.

As I said in my other reviews for Harry Potter, you have probably read it. I don't know though, and if you haven't, also said in the other reviews, do, if possible. They are written by a superb writer, and altogether hooking.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Killers eye? I think not.

This picture is of a basilisk. If you haven't read the second Harry Potter book, don't continue.

In Harry Potter, the basilisk is a snake. A snake who, when makes eye contact, kills. By staring. I thought that such a snake lived, for a while. Now I've learned differently- a basilisk is merely a cute little lizard, looking to me like a baby dragon! Well, I dunno if that's true... it might be poisonous or something.

I am posting this so that you can see the adorable, if frightening, basilisk. Don't ever ever again think of a basilisk as a murderous snake. Please.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

J. K. Rowling's second book is as good as her last- almost better. I myself get a bit spooked by it. I'd tell you why, but I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read it. (Who hasn't?) I love all of the characters in this one, both the funny and insane,and sure hope that everybody likes 'em as much as I do.

Have you read this? I highly don't doubt it. I mean, who hasn't? I know of only a few people who haven't. And they are missing out. Joanne Rowling is a great writer, and her works are classic. Very original, I must say.

Harry Potter and the Philosipher's Stone

Joanne Rowling's first book is an amzing one. She is a spectacular writer, and I myself like to think that our style is partway the same. Of course, I am wrong in several ways, probably all. But I think that, since I have read the books so many times, they have had an affect on my writing skills. Not to say it's a bad affect. I like my writing.

With Harry Potter, you'll have to like magic. Because this book IS magic, if you catch my drift. It starts out so simple, but as the story continues, you find that Harry is a... meddlesome person. Curious, perhaps. This book is good because he's not good at absolutely everything. I doubt you haven't read it. Read it again. Duh.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The Shrinkydink Photos At Last!

March Sunshine bring April Showers, which bring May Flowers

With a new month, there come new things. "Like what?" you might ask.

Well let me tell you. March is the month which ends winter and brings spring. This is good news for some, bad for others. Or perhaps you're inbetween, like me! I don't want winter to end. I love curling up next to the fire with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book, presumably Artemis Fowl or Harry Potter. But at the same time, I yearn for warm weather and cloudless skies. (though to tell the truth, we've been getting some of that in winter. Not that we usually don't.)

Spring break also comes with March. A break from school and work–what all of us need every once in a while. I myself and going away. Mwahahaha. I and my family (well, Mary Margaret, my Mom, my Dad, and me, and Homer, the dog, and Mary Margaret's friend Joan Dougherty) are are heading out to Ruidoso, New Mexico on Sunday! Yippee!

Hmm... what else does march bring about? Not much. It's the third month of the year, but that's not much.

I'm going to post some pictures of the shrinkydinks in just a minute. I really will this time.. sorry for the delay!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Skrink and Curl

For my birthday I got a Certificate of Creativity, enabling me to a trip to Hobby Lobby, a Klutz Kit, and something I chose. I recently ordered the Klutz Kit off of It is called Shrink Art Jewelry, and you make jewelry out of shrinkydinks! For those of you who don't know, shrinkydinks are pieces of plastic. So you have sheet of shrink plastic, and you draw something on it. Then you cut it out, stick it in the oven, and, voila, you have a tiny piece of decorated plastic. They shrink down a LOT, about a third of the size of the plastic you cut out.

So anyway, yesterday, it arrived in the mail- YAY YAY YAY! Today, after I finished all of my schoolwork, I started working. Now, also in this kit there are a ton of patterns, suck as flowers and animals and all. There is a really cute squirrel in there, and as you may know, I am fond of squirrels. So... I traced it and colored it. I was going to make a pendant necklace, and so I did.

I have now made... a pair of earrings- a star and a moon, colored yellow and black, a pendant with a yellow and red plaid background with an outline of an ADORABLE rabbit, a tear-shaped pendant with an A on it, for Anna.... I will post pictures in a minute!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Artemis Fowl The Time Paradox

This book is the last one out so far, but Eoin Colfer is writng another. The sixth in the Artemis Fowl series wouldn't lead the rest, but it is in my top 15 favorite books. (Duh, all of the Artemis Fowl books are in that list). It is seriously a life saving book.

Deffinately consider reading this book. Mr. Colfer's great work is getting bigger and bigger, and so should his fans be. This book is great. This book is awesome. This book is supertasticallyamazingfabulisticallyperfectlytotallyandcompletelyawesomely superduperduperduperduper!!!!! I love that word, haha, I just made it up.

Artemis Fowl The Lost Colony

Yet another of Eoin Colfer's books are great... this one is by far my totally and completely FAVORITE of all the Artemis Fowl books. With another species of fairy to add to the excitment, the Artemis Fowl books have been made–how shall I put it-, if possible, more exciting.

The brains of Mr. Colfer's main character shoot through the book like a rocket through space. What makes this book my favorite of all Artemis Fowl books is that the plans, the way everything works, is so spectacularly brilliant. If you wanted to read a great book, this is the one to go for. DEFFINATELY read it.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Artemis Fowl The Opal Deception

The Opal Deception is the fourth in the Artemis Fowl series, by Eoin Colfer, author of The Supernaturalist, The Wish List, and Airman. With an evil Fairy back at large, but staying hidden, Artemis Fowl and all of the others have to work hard to stay alive. And with a stolen painting in the story line as well, the book couldn't be more action-packed. With a criminal mastermind, however, it is hard to not be involved in everything interesting.

This book is so good! Mr. Colfer has once again done great things with words. If you haven't read this book yet, you totally should. And if you have read it but have forgotten it, read it again.

Artemis Fowl The Eternity Code

The third in the series by Eoin Colfer, author of The Supernaturalist, The Wish List, and Airman, increases my love of these books immensely. With a great deal of action, the Fairy People an Artemis Fowl, the criminal mastermind who is only thirteen, get involved in a plan of which I would never have been able to carry out, if my life depended on it, which it would. And with added in humor, what could be better?

Mr. Colfer has added another great book to his works. If I were to write an Artemis Fowl book, it would be so boring and all of the plans which Artemis whips up would be so simple an earthworm could have thought them. That's how great this book is. If you read it, you will not regret it. Ever. I promise.

Artemis Fowl The Arctic Incident

The second book in the series Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer, author of The Supernaturalist, The Wish List, Airman, and the Artemis Fowl series, is indeed one of my favorites. With Artemis Fowl, the criminal mastermind, aged thirteen, wanting to go on a rescue mission, and the LEP (Lower Elements Police) having trouble with a few of the Fairy People, the story gives twists and turns, while they all help each other in getting what they want, or need.

This book is amazingly written. Mr. Colfer has shown a great deal of skill in this novel, and I am sure it would satisfy anybody who laid their eyes on it. I completely encourage you to read it.

Book Reviews

I have decided to start doing book reviews on my blog. I have never done a book review before, so they will not be very high class. But oh well.


Artemis Fowl, the first book in the series Artemis Fowl, is by far one of the best books I have ever read, of which there are thirteen. They are written by Eoin Colfer, author of The Supernaturalist, The Wish List, and Airman (none of which I have read).

Mr. Colfer, in my opinion, does an amazing job expressing the feelings of the characters. I have always thought it stupid when books show the story from only one person's point of view, but this book is unlike that. From criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl to Captain Holly Short of the LEP (Lower Elements Police) and back again, all fitting into one fabulous story of unending surprises. This book is terrific, and I highly recommend it.

Drip, drop, drip

Snow is melting. Fun is ending. Boredom is coming.

Or is it? No, not for me. Because I am going to my grandparent's house today, I wouldn't be going if I weren't going to have fun!

My girlfriend cousins are going up there today, and so am I! I don't see them often, so it will be nice. That last time I saw them was Thanksgiving.

This is probably the shortest post I've ever written. No, it IS the shortest post I've ever written. It's just so boring! Nothing happens, it seems, after something big, like a snowstorm in Texas (OKAY, not snowstorm) which includes losing electricity. But something, at at last, will be interesting after another interesting thing that is over.

OK, end. Time to go read some other weirdo's blog! You, not me.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow? In Texas? I must be going zany!

It has been snowing all day long, nonstop. Yes David, it may be lame in words, but actually, it is so cool! Half a foot of snow in Texas? I mean, we rarely get snow AT ALL, so six inches is a lot. In fact, it is probably way more by now.

Thomas and some of our neighbors made a HUGE, and when I say huge, I mean HUGE, as in HUMONGOUS, snowman on the corner of the street. I believe that I am correct in saying that they were planning on hanging a sign around its neck that read, "Are you fat too?" Sooo funny.

Me and my friend Rose made a snowman each–only hers kept falling apart. Mine stayed together, but got covered in snow and so I have to destroy him, because you couldn't see his adorable features.

Snowball fights went on all day, as well, my fave was of me and Rose against Thomas, he's really good. We could barely hit him four times. I only got hit by him twice, though, because I dodged REALLY well! Yay me!

I had to put all of my clothes in the dryer after the first couple of hours, and then I had to change back out of them AGAIN and where something different, because they got so soaked with snow! It was so amazing!

Well, I have run out of snow stories. So, bye until my next post.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A little of my life... or smaller amounts.

Woah! Long time since I've written. But there is such a thing as busy, as most of you would know!(if not all)

So, let's catch up. I started taking ice skating lessons again! Last year I did it, too, in the fall. They are at The Plaza Of The Americas. It has an amazing rink! There are eight lessons, one every Tuesday. You rent skates, and then there is a half hour session when we LEARN. I am OK at it, but not as good as our teacher! Last year we had someone different and she wasn't a very good teacher. Our teacher this year is SUPERB! I, of course, had a lesson yesterday. But enough of that.

Mary Margaret, my sister, and perhaps yours too, and Benjamin, my brother, got home from a week long trip to the Big Apple last night! I enjoyed myself so much while she was gone. I slept in Rebecca's room, and Homer with me! I quite enjoyed having a room to myself.

Since only Thomas, my Mom and Dad, and me were home, we went out to eat a lot. The first time we went to Potbelly's. Nate works there. I had a pizza sandwich, yum yum!

Then we tried to go to a place called Rudy's, but we couldn't find it. So we went to a Mexican Diner called Taco Diner. It was way too expensive. I had a cheeseburger. Huh? A CHEESEBURGER? In a Mexican Restaurant? Well, too bad. It was good anyway.

We went to Angelo's on the last night, Monday. It is a pizza and spaghetti place. I had a ten inch Meatlover's Pizza. It had bacon, sausage, pepperoni, and Canadian bacon on it! It was delicious! (though I had to take some home)

OK, I have things to attend to, and you probably do to. So-Bye!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Toil for Technology

My life is not centered around technical devices: cell phones, iPods, ect. But that does now, however, mean that I do not find them useful. For instance, I have an iPod Shuffle, and, even if I don't listen to it 24-7, that makes work more enjoyable. And CD players are great for listening to audio books, like, I am listening to Artemis Fowl, and I wouldn't know that there was more great literature out there if I weren't, because I didn't get too far reading with my own eyes.

I have recently, like, in the last few hours, obtained two new objects controlled by technology.

My Mom took me to Best Buy to see if they had a speaker for iPods, CD players, tape players, etc, clip-on headphones, and a rechargeable battery and charger. At Best Buy, a worker helped us to find a perfect speaker–a small, black animal with its skeleton on it, rather like the stuffed cat I recieved on my birthday from David and Augustine, but not distinguishable between species and with ribs painted on as well as skull and arms. I think that it deeply resembles a bear, but I'm not really sure. It is about three inches tall, with the speaker on the back of its head. I named it Skully, and I have half decided that it is of the male gender.

The great thing about Skully, is that it has a RECHARGEABLE BATTERY!!! Like an iPod, it has a cord which you plug into the computer and then takes about two hours to charge up.

At Best Buy there were also some headphones which reached my interest, but I decided not to get them because there might be better ones at Target. So, my Mom took me to Target. And there, I found the same kind, but about five dollars cheaper. I'm so glad we decided to go to Target!

Well, these two new technical devices work quite well, and I am sure they will for a while more, and that is all I have to tell today. So you'll have to hang on to this amzingly well written work untill my next post. Heehee!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Life is short–eat chocolate

(to be sung)

It's the best stuff in the world,
It's the best stuff in the world!
When your sweet tooth calls for sweets
It's best to eat chocolate.
When you're supposed to be eating your beets
Eat some chocolate instead.
When you're bored
Eat some chocolate!
And you will be completely cured.

Do you like my song? It was inspired by my sister, Rebecca, AKA Chucke. Care to know why?

About a week before my birthday, Rebecca called. I talked to her, and read her my list at her request. There was a lot of food mentioned on it. So she said,

"So if I get you food, you'd be happy?"

"Yeeeeeeeess," I replied impishly.

Now, today, Friday, a package came in the mail addressed: The Lowery's. I got to open it. There was some stuff for other people, a couple of things for her friend, Annie, whose birthday is coming up, and a cylinder-shaped package wrapped in a Hershey's bag labeled: My Baby. That was me, needless to say. I opened it and found a Hershey's can of about 25 mini-Hershey's bars, and that means–YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's my story of today, and I certainly hope you enjoyed it.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Some people are failures in absolutely everything, like me

Like the fact that I can't give up dead-animal when the stuff is on the table. But, my Mom said that it was just my body telling me I needed the nutrients. Or that I can't follow a diet–well, I CAN, but I'd rather not. And like I never got around to cleaning out my junk drawer–I promised myself I'd do it the next day, which was yesterday, if you know what I mean. I didn't get around to it. I doubt I will today, either, but I'll try.

My friend Rose Dougherty and I started this awesome, outdoors game yesterday. It is based partly on the books Artemis Foul which she has read and I am starting. And, as we both love it, our game was inspired by it. Here's the game–we find twelve cool crystals or rocks in her backyard, we each take six, and hide them. The other person can see you hiding them, or whatever, so it isn't like hide and seek, but when we've finished hiding them, we start to play and pretend we don't know where they are, and our two yards are different parts of the world. And, our parents are multi-millionaires, so we have all this stuff–iPhones, normal phones, mini-laptops with an amazing connection wherever they are, and really fast, too, and tons of other stuff. Then our parents take us all over the world, not knowing that we are looking for magic stones (by the way, they are magic, and when they are all put together the owner(s) become invincible). So far, we've found one stone.

Well, that's about all the news, so, see you later, alligator!

"In a while, crocodile!"

"Mighty fine, porcupine!"

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ready to be organized?

As I said in my last post, I got an organizer for my birthday. I gave little description of it, but it is four canvas panels with either a)2 pockets, b)3 pockets or, c)4 pockets in each one. They are bright pink, normal pink, and white. With it there came several fabric stickers, such as flowers and tags, and sixteen rhinestones. Oh, and there were, and are, two fabric markers as well.

So... it's an organizer, and I am not a very organize person. Yet. I can still change, and I will change, TODAY! First of all, I'm going to sort out my junk drawer. It will take a long time, but, hey, apparently it will save oodles of time later to do the stuff I want to do (that's that's what the organizer kit said)! After that, who know what? Maybe I'll be too tired to keep working. or maybe I'll sort through the rest of my drawers.

Yesterday I decorated my organizer with all the stickers and rhinestones and fabric markers. Today, hopefully, I will hang it up on the inside of my wardrobe door. I have already stuffed two pockets with all of my lanyard string, another with all of my empty key rings, and ANOTHER with all of the leftover stickers and rhinestones. I hope it won't tear the wardrobe door: it's cheap wood, after all, and if I drill holes in it...

My vegetarianism didn't go too well yesterday; I ate meat. :(. But I will start afresh today, take a deep breath, and quit being a carnivore!

Well, this post was destined to be short, and so it was. Makes up for my last one, though, doesn't it? Well, bye till my next post! Hope you enjoyed it!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Do wishes ever come true?

I know some of mine have! Here's my favorite:

Well, I wanted to have my friend, Atheena Frizzell, over on Saturday night, and then she would be here the entire day on my birthday, Sunday. I called her, and she said she couldn't. How very, very sad! Ah well. Then, a day or two later, I happened to glance at the clock.

"It's 1:11," I cried. "Make a wish!" And I most certainly did. I wished that Atheena would be able to come over on Saturday to spend the night.

Then, my Mom had the BRILLIANT idea of me calling Atheena again, and asking her if she could spend the night on SUNDAY! She and her Mom and my brother David were already coming for supper, so it wouldn't hurt for her to stay, would it? So, I dialed her number and asked. And you can guess what Atheena said! No, she couldn't, BUT SHE COULD COME ON SATURDAY!!! I was so excited.

Well, Saturday came, sure enough. I was almost more excited about it then I was about my birthday! Atheena got here at about six or six thirty. Then
the fun began. First, she was introduced to everybody, because the last time she had come over, everybody had been gone on a backpacking trip, except for my Mom and I. Then, we went to the back, and she showed me how to play a game called Mad Gab, which is pretty hard to explain, but I'll do my best. So, there are a bunch of cards. There is a set of words on the cards, random words that make no sense whatsoever. But, when you put them together and take them apart, and say it over and over again, it comes to be a phrase, or a place, or a famous person. Something like that.

Well, after that, we began to make cards for the game Werewolf, which we would be playing on my birthday. We made ten cards, which was more than enough. But, unfortunately, before we could start, we had to eat dinner. Oh well, at least it was tasty–Italian Veggie Casserole! When we were finished, we started on the Werewolf cards. But, alas, we ONLY started. At about 9:30, we got ready for bed, and began to watch one of my favorite movies: SKY HIGH. I believe I mentioned watching it in my last post? Well, when it was over, it was almost midnight, and we had to get up early on Sunday for mass. Unfortunately for me, I got only two hours of sleep. :(

Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! On Sunday morning, at 8:00, me and Atheena began to ready ourselves for mass. At 8:40, we left. At about 10:00, we got home, and my Mom started making breakfast–vegan pancakes! Atheena and I finished our Werewolf cards. The pancakes were delicious.

Throughout Sunday, me and Atheena did an assortment of things. Like, drawing fairyland, which is actually a lot less kiddish then it would seem. We also swung, went for a walk, and watched SKY HIGH again!

We had already started supper when Augustine and David came, which was enchiladas, but they joined right in. After supper, I opened presents.

From David and Augustine, I got two awesome T-shirts, one of which I am wearing right now, a sweater, which I am also wearing right now, and a stuffed cat named Lady Bones. From my Mom and Dad, I got a jar of pickles (yes, I know it's weird, but this was a GREAT gift), a Certificate of Creativity, which enabled me to a trip to Hobby Lobby the next day, one Klutz Kit, and something I chose, chocolate-covered peanuts, trail mix, cream soda, and a bathrobe. From my Grandma and Grandpa Sackett, I got ten dollars and this awesome popcorn puzzle, packaged like food! From my Grandma and Grandpa Murphy I got $20.00. From Atheena I got the book Luv Ya Bunches and a Littlest Pet Shop with a homemade shoebox house! From my sister Elizabeth, I got a fifteen dollar Half-Price-Books gift card. From my brother Nate I got Lanyard String. WOW! THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!!

The cake, which was vegan, was chocolate and VERY good. We played Werewolf, and Mad Gab! Most of us had a second piece of cake during Mad Gab.

Well, Atheena, David, and Augustine had to leave pretty soon after that, and my birthday was completed. But man, was it fun!

On Monday, I got the day off of school, and we went, of course, to Hobby Lobby. I had gotten a gift card there for Christmas, and it was spent on those loops used for making pot holders, tons of yarn, and knitting needles. There weren't any Klutz Kits, but I got pony beads as the thing I chose! I'm nearly out of the ones I got for my LAST birthday, after all. And that's all I did for Monday.

On TUESDAY, today, nothing has happened so far, EXCEPT for getting ANOTHER birthday present from my Aunt and Uncle. It was organizers: four canvas panels with pockets for organizing things like art supplies, and with it there is a packet of stickers and rhinestones and there are two fabric markers. WOAH!

Also, I am going on a weeklong diet, and I am going to be a vegetarian for a week! Not a very strict vegetarian, but no meat will be eaten.

Well, I guess this post has been long enough, or rather, too long! So, toodles till my next post!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy Holidays from... me!

Well, another Christmas has come and gone. And a new year has started, as well! But who would even notice that, unless they happened to glance at the brightly colored, chalk-drawn 2010 in the middles of the cul-de-sac. Yes, the new year is exactly like the old one, or at least, so far at is. But no disappointment there. 2009 was no different from 2008, either. Or was it?

Well, Homer and Trapper, the cat and dog, certainly didn't change, or at least, not in any way I can tell. Homer's still afraid of everything, and Trapper is still an annoying (yes, she's very annoying, especially at night when her shriek-like meow wakes everybody up), if still a darling, cat. But hey, animals don't change the year. Not usually, anyway.

I got my ears pierced, but that was in January. Just the beginning. Anyway, it didn't make much difference. Life still went on normally, right?

Rebecca and Izzy, two of my sisters, were gone most of the summer. That made things a bit dreary. Who couldn't miss two of the most cheerful, fun souls in the house?

Well, it would take forever to tell every single thing that changed 2009 from 2008, and anyway, those years are long gone. I'll tell you a little more about the life I carry around on my back. Not that it's heavy, I'm not complaining! My life is waaaaaaaaaaay easier than most.

Yesterday, Saturday, I got home from my grandma and grandpa's house, at six thirty in the morning. I was because my cousin Cathy Rubano was there, and, as she lives in Florida and I don't often see her, I wanted to set a couple of memories up for me to recall someday when I'm an grandparent myself and want to tell my grandkids some interesting stories.

My madre (mom, for those who don't know Spanish, not that I do) took me out to Fort Worth at about noon on Thursday. Fort Worth is where my grandparents live. It took about an hour to get there. When we did get there, Cathy was waiting. She gave me a Christmas present, how sweet of her! A fifteen dollar gift card to Target and a month long Club Penguin membership.

Club Penguin, for those who don't know already, is a computer game created by Disney. A member can buy stuff.

We also watched Sky High, one of my favorite movies. Whoever has seen it... isn't it GREAT? Well, maybe not to you, but to me, it is amazingly funny.

On Friday we went to Target to spend money, my favorite way to waste time. Not really, but it's in the top twenty. I bought two stuffed animals.

Saturday... a day of work. That's what it was for me on the second day of January. I cleaned my room from top to bottom. My mom and I had just gone out to buy a hammock for all of my millions (actually only seventy went in the hammock) of stuffed animals because they took up too much room. SO, of course, I had to clean out the room and choose the stuffed animals which would go in the hammock. Not only that, but under my mattress was a MESS, and so I cleaned that out too. I must admit, it is nice to have a neat, bump-less bed to sleep in, and it was rewarding to see how neat I can make things if I want to.

Then, today, I had to clean MORE, because my room magically got messy overnight, and my mom thought Mary Margaret, my other sister, would like it. I also cleaned off my cluttered dresser. Now, it actually looks really nice. I am pleased with my work, even though it took me all day. Well, I played my my best friend, Rose Dougherty, from four till six thirty, but still...

Well, I don't want to bore you quite yet, and if I have, you don't HAVE to read my blog! So, have a good year, and talk soon!