Friday, December 31, 2010

Hey Girls!!!!! It’s Friday, but more importantly it’s New Years Eve. That means that it’s the last day of 2010. In a few hours it is going to be 2011. And then I’ll have to try not to mess up my dates on my papers and stuff and school and ick. But on the REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY SUPER FREAKING AWESOME UP SIDE… I’m in Fort Wayne with Emily and Katie and it is making my year. I’m here until Sunday and I never want to leave because I love them so much. We are having a party amongst ourselves and Jojo is here too. We are going to do a photo shoot and never go to sleep and I’m ok with that.
So right now Emily is changing with her windows open because she is secretly (or not so secretly) hoping that some of the guys from her school will drive by. Katie is ranting to Jojo about the guy that she likes and might just like her back but he is kind of generally flirty in a guy way so……… maybe not. Jojo is listening intently and volunteering to coax it out of him, which is really not a good idea. She wants to use my phone but she is too lazy to go get it from downstairs right now so I’ll have to protect my phone when we go downstairs. Oh shit she actually went downstairs to get my phone. Now I have to stop her.


She called him on my phone but he didn’t answer or have a voicemail box so everything is ok for now until she decides to call again.

Now I’m browsing music Katie’s iTunes library. I know you don’t care but I can’t think of anything else to talk about. I just almost put and l in about. Fail. What to talk about.

Ok I know. I’ll talk about what I normally do on New Years Eve. Normally I spend it with my family. We do fondue for dinner. Two kinds. Cheese and chocolate with bread and a lot of different fruits along with marshmallows. Then we drink a lot of sparkling grape or berry juice. The kids like to pretend it’s wine. Now I need to look up the legal drinking age in Germany cause I want to know what it is even though I’m sure Sarah is allowed to drink if she wants to. So it’s 16 and I found out all of the requirements for all of the other countries in the world. Even a few that don’t exist anymore. YES for countries that don’t exist anymore!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah I’ll read you tomorrow or possibly today due to the time difference.

Quote: We can put the chocolate in the microphone. –Emily
Listening to: Sick Little Games by All Time Low
Reading: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

Ps. Katie is jealous of Tenley getting to go the librarian conference. And she wants to know if she knows the giant owl librarian on a personal basis. And so does everyone else.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Hi girls. It's technically thursday, but Haley hasn't posted yet so... 

Let me start off with my defense, I know I haven't blogged in 3 weeks, but:
-the first week I just forgot, which sucks, but... it happens... it was a busy week
-the second week was finals week and I had an AP US final the next day... sorry, but school comes first... (I think I did badly on it, but I would have done worse if I had blogged and taken that time out of studying)
-the third week I was in Colorado and we didn't have wifi.

So hi. Let me confirm a few things.
1. yeah, I'm dating robby.
moving on ...

I'm kind of really addicted to buffy... but it's awesome so yeah. I really love Oz and Giles and Spike and usually Willow, but she really hurt Oz and I'm going to need sometime before I forgive her  for it... but yeah, I love Joss Whedon... he can have my soul if he wants it...

I haven't seen the new episode of Doctor Who yet... I was in Colorado and we didn't get BBC America so Katie DVR-ed it for me and hopefully I'm going over to watch it today...

I just started season one of Smallville and so far it's really good... I've heard it gets bad, but right now I'm a fan... I really like Clark, he's a cool guy... also I think Lex Luther is super awesome, but Katie says he turns evil and that upsets me because right now he's just a smart, funny, badass who likes Radiohead... I don't want him to turn evil... hopefully he'll just be an anti-hero. I love anti- heros. They're so much more complex than actual heros.

I don't know If I've done a Harry Potter seven part one reaction yet so, here it goes:
-I missed stuff, as always... I was talking to my friend Scotty and we both decided I essentially want a literal interpretation of the books... 
- I have friends who haven't read the book (one had read only the first book and the other had read all, but the seventh book [something that bothers his girlfriend quite a bit]) and they said there were parts that were not as powerful and didn't make sense because they hadn't read them... which wasn't a problem for me because I fill in those parts automatically as a result of my extensive knowledge of the books, but I understand that WB should be creating a product that's good for people who are exclusively movie fans and people that are book and movie fans alike... 

I got my PSAT scores... all I'm saying... I got 'em.

I went skiing. I really love skiing. I'm learning moguls. Yayz. I generally have problems with the circulation in my feet meaning the get really cold because my blood doesn't circulate especially in that area before me toes and my toes (I know what it's called, but I can't remember... not a future pediatrist)... we looked into it more and tried different solutions, but none of them worked and it got to the point where the only remaining solution was to get me my own boots which we did and the problem has been alliviated (spelling...) and I'm happy.

Oh, independent book stores and used book stores rock... something I bet we all already knew... just a reminder...

I'm doing a project over David Foster Wallace, what a cool guy. 

I saw tangled with Katie and my friends JoAnna and Gary... it was very good and visually striking... the eyes of all the girls in the group watered... AND SHUT UP, IF TRUED LOVE EXISTS IT'S IN DISNEY MOVIE AND WITH WILLOW AND OZ EVEN THOUGH I KNOW SHE BECOMES A LESBIAN. OKAY? AND IT WAS SAD AND REALLY WELL DONE AND AW...
(also, the castle seemed to have been modeled off hogwarts. very cool. I noticed it)
... and on that note I will wish you a belated happy holidays and happy new year...
Haley, I'll see you later today?

What I'm Watching: BUFFY
What I'm Reading: I just finished A Streetcar Named Desire which I highly recommend. Now I'm trying to read Infinite Jest... but more likely I'll be reading some Salinger and The Broom Of The System and some Kafka.
What I'm Listening To: Mumford and Sons, The Killers, Cake, Radiohead, Driftless Pony Club, ARCADE FIRE. Right now? Commissioning A Symphony In C... oh, it just ended... now Neon Bible.
Quote: "oh god... we killed a homeless man on this bench. me and dru. those were good times. he begged for mercy, and, you know, that only made her bite harder." -Spike

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wednesday, but Still Tuesday

Hey girls it's Tues... Wednesday... its Wednesday now, actually. 2AM to be specific. But, I can explain, its not like the majority of the time where I don't have a good excuse, I have an excuse this time. I watching old episodes of Doctor Who and lost track of the time. What do you mean that's not an excuse? That is a great excuse. Combine that with the fact that I slept till two in the afternoon today and you've got yourself the perfect excuse.

Seriously though, I was actually planning on blogging today but since I had just downloaded season 5 of Doctor Who on iTunes I thought I'd re-watch the whole season first and then blog. But because I'm obsessed with the Doctor and not math I didn't realize that re-watching the whole series first would then put me at 2AM. Oops...

Anyways, with three days until 2011 I thought I'd talk about my new years resolutions. I have three for the coming year:

1. Write everyday. I'll be doing this on my personal blog. The reason is that I love writing and I feel great about myself when I'm writing but I often lack inspiration and then proceed to not write. Which is why to do this I'll be using a writing prompt generator. I looked at a few but in the end I choose one that gives you a new picture everyday and you can write whatever you want about it. This way I can still have my choice of a short story, a poem, a rant about something, or anything else.

2. The 100 book challenge. This has been talked about on the ning a lot so you probably already know at least what it is, some of you may have already tried it/are trying it this year. But for me, this past year I've read 75 books (76, if I can finish "Before I Fall" in the next three days. Which is my current/last goal for 2010). I'm proud of this accomplishment, but I think I can do better. Also, there's still amazing books that I want to read so... new goal. I'll be keeping track on my Goodreads account, if you also have an account feel free to friend me (I'm Tenley Nadine there just like I am pretty much everywhere else).

3. Do better in school. I'm doing well enough (my GPA for the semester will be about a 2.9) but I can do much better. I'm not going to put a GPA goal down, just better.

So there's my goals, hopefully I can achieve them all. Do you guys have any goals for 2011?

Emily I'll read you tomorrow.

Currently reading: "Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver. About a week ago I made a goal with myself to finish all three of the books I was reading by the end of the year. I've already finished "The Year of Secret Assignments" and "Its Kind of a Funny Story". Finishing "Before I Fall" shouldn't be a problem.
Currently listening to: "Painfully Obvious" by Lauren Fairweather

P.S. I like that Blogger still thinks its 11PM on Tuesday. If this doesn't justify my excuse I don't know what does.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hi Girls, it's Sunday!
So... I haven't blogged for a couple of months... Yay! Sorry about that. I don't have a real excuse, but I can make stuff up!
Excuses for Why I Haven't Blogged

  • My internet hasn't been working.... well, this is partially true, a lot of the time it decides to not work and it's quite agrivating. Although Emily could tell you... my internet is mostly fine...
  • My hands got injured and I therefore could not type. It is true that they were injured! I burned my left arm baking cookies four times all in the same spot. It's actually quite impressive... but that's not a good excuse either
  • I have been just SWAMPED with schoolwork. Kind of true... except for the fact I've had time to watch 4 seasons of Buffy... :P
  • I've been busy watching Buffy... okay that's true, but I'm watching Buffy and writing at the same time so I could have done that
  • My love life has been soooo distracting... okay, for the past week mayyyybe that could be true, but that wouldn't affect my blogging
So, I apologize for being the hypocrite telling everyone to blog and then not doing it myself. FORGIVE ME PLEASE!
So yesterday was Christmas, it was pretty awesome. I got a TARDIS cookie jar, the 10th doctor's sonic screwdriver, Doctor Who season set 1-5, a new ipod, a new kindle, some makeup, some jewlery, a key to my house, and a math book. I am so darn spoiled. It was a good Christmas though. Today I leave for New York where I'll have Christmas part 2 with my cousins and Grandpa. We're going to see two different plays, Billy Elliot and Jekyll and Hyde. I'm very excited.
Earlier I mentioned something about my love life, I'm not going to get into that until I'm certain though.
Last week I had a photoshoot with my friends and took really awesome pictures of them. You can see them at my facebook or my deviantart profile (username katzellner).
I watched the Doctor Who special and it was AMAZING! I loved it. I highly suggest that you watch it.

Listening to: Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright
Watching: Angel season 2 and Buffy season 5
Shipping: Buffy and Spike!
Quote: "Fish that swim in the fog... I love new planets" - the Doctor in the Doctor Who Christmas Carol

Jasmine I'll read you eventually!

Less than Three,
Katie Z

Thursday, December 16, 2010


My friend told me that if I didn't put that as the title she would make sure that I would have to hide my kids and hide my wife.

I didn't blog last week, my excuse is that I had a band concert and therefore had no time/was upset.  I was upset because my band sounds like shite.  Not even joking.

Project for Awesome is on Saturday.  However I will not be participating because I will be at my dad's house and he doesn't have a computer.  Instead I'm supporting charity by downloading 'Chrome for a Cause.' :) It has been downloaded a half hour and I have already paid for:

  • 1.8 Vaccines
  • 4.5 Books
  • 0.2 Persons' clean water
  • 0.5 Square Foot of shelter built
  • 4.5 Trees Planted 

I have just googled a blogging prompts generator.  It is telling me to write about three things that have changed about me in the last three years. I'll try that.

1.  I am soooooo much better looking now.

That was all I could think of. :)  If anyone objects to this blog post then they can poop their pants because I don't feel well and I am tired.

Hannah, I will read you tomorrow.


I am reading: We are the Living by Ayn Rand.
I am stressing about: the yearbook!
I am listening to: my mom.  She is complaining about something.
I am currently excited for: CHRISTMAS!!!! :D

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Seemingly Boring Return to Blogging

Hey girls, it's Tuesday! And I'm back after a long, completely unnecessary, and perhaps even punishable absence. I'm not sure how many weeks I missed. I'm thinking it was three, but I can't be bothered to check. But however many weeks it was; sorry. I don't really have an excuse I just forgot. Every once in awhile I'd have brief, lucid moments where I would remember I needed to blog but then I'd forget and usually remember around noon on Wednesday. So yeah... I'm an idiot sometimes.

I'd make a list of everything you missed but there's not much. Its mostly just been classes and work these last few weeks. I did finish NaNoWriMo though. On November 26th at like 9PM I was really behind and so I sat down to write and continued to write until early Saturday morning (I think it was 8-ish but I don't remember) when I finished. And by "finished" I mean reached 50000 words, the novel wasn't done at that point. I finished the novel (well, the first draft of it) on the 29th. Yay me! 

This week has been fun and by that I mean, "omg I have way to many exams!" I took my Spanish exam yesterday and did pretty well, I think I managed a solid B. Today's exam was for Health, which was easy enough. I don't mean to sound cocky, but I probably aced that one. Then again, how do you not ace a Health exam? Its all common knowledge, isn't it? Next I have two online exams; History and Geology. Geology should be easy enough, but History has been by worst subject this semester. Then of course on Thursday is my math exam. I think I know the material well enough, but math has never been my friend. 

There... I just wasted an entire paragraph telling you my exam schedule. What else can I mention, hmm... oh, the Project for Awesome is on Friday. I'm sure you all already know, and I really have nothing to say about the P4A, I just started going through the week and remembered it. So... yeah, that was purposeful. 

Let's see... what have I talked about so far? My exams, my pathetic excuse for not blogging and the P4A (for no real purpose). This blog is gonna be awesome. Not really. We need something to talk about each week. When we had themes at least there was always something to talk about. Now it seems like no one has anything to say. Actually, now that I think about it, the end of the themes and the start of all of us neglecting to blog happened around the same time. I'm not sure there related... but they very well could be. Thus, I think we need something interesting to talk about each week. Whether its through themes or challenges or something else. I don't care... but I think we should have something. 

Anyways, Emily, I'll read you tomorrow. 

Currently reading: "Its Kind Of A Funny Story" Ned Vizzini 
Currently listening to: "Don't Leave" by the Ministry of Magic
Quote: "I'm a Hufflepuff, just staying relaxed. Gimme drinks and friends, no feuds we got tact" from "House Song" by MoM 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Please Don't Beat Me To A Pulp

Hey Girls it's Friday!!!

I'm back! Bring on the punishments but please don't beat me to a pulp.

I don't really have a good reason but it doesn't look like anyone has blogged since last thursday so..... yah.

I have a couple of things in the BIG news, two of which are about relationships.

1) I broke up with Ryan. Most of the people that I know think I'm crazy, including my family. I just didn't feel the same way I did in the beginning anymore and I didn't want to lead him on and think that it was going somewhere if it wasn't. But it's ok because we are still friends and he doesn't hate me.

2) EMILY HAS A BOYFRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guess who it is. I'll give you three guesses.

ok you're taking to long. It's ROBBY. What do you know!(sarcasm)

When I told my mom that Emily was dating Robby she was like,  "ewwwwww don't you think that's kind of gross that you guys have all dated Robby?" my response was not really because there aren't exactly that many people at Canterbury(trust me Emily is one of the best choices there) and I never even kissed Robby so it's not really that gross. I'm super happy for her.

3) Harry Potter was awesome. I cried when Dobby died.

4) I am always insanely busy now and I don't like it. I kind of just want to curl up into a ball and retreat from the world. I'm trying to bring my grades up because they have dropped a bit but I can't seem to do anything right because everyday when I get home my mom finds something to yell at me for. It is getting really annoying and I feel like I will never ever be able to please her.

5) I've been kind of sad lately. I'm not really quite sure why but I've been getting randomly sad and missing people and wishing things could be like they used to be.

So last Friday I did intend on blogging but then I was on a retreat and the hotel that we were staying at only had wifi for purchase and I didn't want to buy it so that's why I didn't blog last week.

Love you all and hope everything is great.
Sarah I'll read you tomorrow.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

They danced and I loved it.

Howdy gals, it's Thursday!

Considering that I did not blog last week (Thanksgiving... not allowed to be on the computer) I shall now tell you about my Deathly Hallows experience.

I really loved it, but a few things bothered me.

Things that bothered me:

  • They didn't show Luna's room, and I wanted them too.
  • The Dursleys' just left without really explaining anything, and I really liked that in the book.

Things that bothered me because I loved them so much:

  • Dobby's death (I bawled.)
  • Dance scene between Hermione and Harry. 
I loved the dance scene because of how cheesy it was.  I really felt that it lightened up the mood, even though at first I did think that Harry was going all pedo bear on Hermione.  I still loved it all the same.

Can anyone guess something that I hate more than most things?

I'll give you the answer... It's stupid people.

Everyone always acts like I'm mean, but truly I am only mean to people whose stupidity (I think) is skyrocketing.  These people are full blooded Decepticons. Today my friend pointed out that to people's faces I am not mean at all instead I'm just jokingly being mean (even if I really do hate the person.)  However when I'm alone with my friend I talk about how much I hate the people in real life.  I honestly think that some person can not tell the difference between when someone is joking and when someone is not joking.  Argh.

I've just realized that this has taken me about an hour to write.   To Google!

I've just googled it, and it says that a good blogging prompt is "People think that I'm too serious because..."  I think that is kind of stupid, but I'll work from it. People think that I'm too serious because... I'm not an idiot? :)  That is enough blogging for one Thursday.

Hannah, I shall read thy tomorrow.


Currently listening to... High School Musical, because my sister is watching it in the other room.
Currently reading... Plum Pie by P.G. Wodehouse
Currently stressing about... the upcoming band concert, because I hate mostly everyone in my band

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

...When Emily remembers things a fictional Angel gets its wings...

...I was going to say it's a magical thing, but this just sounds ...nice...?

How are you girls? I'm pretty well. This week is fucking busy for me. I have a lot of homework through out this week... and then I have speech and semi formal on saturday. Woo-hoo. I'm also student directing the winter play with my friend Robby (who is also my date to semi.- we're going as friends... he is the Harry to my Hermione [even though I'm luna]- I love him in a completely platonic he's my brother way.)...

So tonight is the first night of Hanukah... which is pretty cool... Yeah.

I have a lot of stuff I need to get done for tomorrow so I'm going to say goodbye and promiss to do my best to remember next week! Also, we need to comment on each other's blogs more... I would also suggest a topic suggestion- you don't have to stick to it, but if you need something to talk about... there it will be. I think if you have a topic Idea you should put it into a facebook message- we don't have to worry about turns. I don't know; tell me what you think.

OH- Harry Potter- I liked it, but, having seen it twice now there are a few things that I miss:
1. Harry doesn't blow up at Lupin
2. Dudley doesn't tell Harry he doesn't think he's a waste of space
3. They cut Grindelwald's character development.

That's what I can think of now... I've heard it was not so good if you haven't read the books... that there were a lot of things that you didn't understand.

I loved Dobby's funeral- I cried at his death both times.
I also really liked the Hermione and Harry dance scene.
The acting was pretty great in this one as well.

What I'm reading: Daisy Miller for english class... the same general long continuous list. Recently I've been reading a lot of David Foster Wallace- I love him a lot. I am also thinking about an english research project about an American author... my teacher suggested maybe I consider a playwright which sounds really interesting to me...
What I'm listening to: Radiohead and Nirvana and The Killers as always. Also, Mumford and Sons.
What I'm watching: right now I'm watching House- I don't have time, but I need some relax time to chill right now... I'm mentally tired and I need a break to rejuvinate.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The beginning of the end.

I just came back from cinema and OH MY GOD I LOVED THIS MOVIE! I'm really not a big fan of the Harry Potter movies, so far all of them pretty much sucked, but this one was so great! Have you seen it? What do you think? :)


Thursday, November 18, 2010

What do you know about Hitler?

Hullo girls.

I would just like to say that, no matter how unfortunate this is, I am not going to get to see Deathly Hallows the day that it is released.  Sad isn't it?  I think so.  The reason?  I am poor as dirt. :)  Earlier I almost compared it to a rock until I realized that some rocks (really gems or whatever they are called) are expensive; Diamonds, other stuff like that.  Can dirt have expensive stuffs in it?

When I started on this blog Thursday was just an ordinary day for me but now it is my 'busy' day. Journalism, Card Making, Flute Lessons, Dad's house.  This blog post is a product of Wednesday night and Thursday morning because this is the only time that it could be produced.  Thursday is good though because then I'll remember that I have to blog.  Over all that was just to fill space.

Yesterday I had an assignment which included writing two pages of  old knowledge about World War 2 and two pages of new knowledge about World War 2.  I found myself stealing other people's old knowledge because I really did not know much.  I mostly talked about Hitler, and not WW2, but I'm sure that he will still count it.

I have to go because it is almost seven.  :)  I'm soooooo sorry about this.  I started it last night and then forgot about it.  I will instead include a document I just found from sixth grade. It is my role model paper.  (I picked Snape).

Hannah, I will read you tomorrow!  :)


Currently reading... Aunts aren't Gentlemen
Currently listening... to my mom's alarm clock go off
Currently stressed about... my science lab/portfolio/inquiry thing

Sunday, November 14, 2010

En Francais!

Bonjour les filles, c'est dimanche.
Salut! Je parle francais parce que j'ai sommeil et... je suis bizarre. Je lis Harry Potter maintennant parce que la film va arrive vendredi! NaNoWriMo est difficile. J'ai 31,619 mots, mais il n'est pas bon.   J'ai regarde "The Prom" de "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" et je suis devenue tres triste. Maintennant, Je vais coucher. Bonsoir mes amis!

Moins que trois,
Katie Z

Ecouter a: Odd - Julia Nunes
Regarder: Next Iron Chef
Phrase: " whenever there was a problem or something creepy happened, you seemed to show up and stop it. Most of the people here have been saved by you or helped by you at one time or another. We're proud to say that the class of '99 has the lowest mortality rate of any graduating class in Sunnydale history, and we know at least part of that is because of you. So the senior class offers its thanks and gives you, uh, uh, this." 
[Jonathan produces a gold, glittering, miniature umbrella with a small metal plaque attached to the shaft] 
It's from all of us, and it has written here, "Buffy Summers, Class Protector". 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Business and busyness

Hello girls, it's Saturday! Blogspot says it's still Friday, but here it is 0:54 SO IT IS SATURDAY. Take that, Blogspot.

I'm sorry for not blogging for so long, I've been terribly busy (still am) and I even forget watching the new episodes of all my favourite series, and that means something.
Why am I busy?

- The weekend before last weekend we had some days off (All Saints - or as my dictionary says also All Hallows, which I like much more because it reminds me of Harry Potter), so I visited my boyfriend because it was the only chance since beginning of October until middle of December.

- I still love university, that means that I love dissection course (I don't go to lectures at the moment, I prefer to stay at home and study - I can still learn everything out of books later).

- My group in dissection course (we are eight people working on one corpse) is really great and we always have a lot of fun together.

- Monday I had an exam (I hate oral exams, btw) and got full points and in the evening we were partying.

- Wednesday we were also partying until LATE and it was CRAZY and there are many strange photos on my camera.

- The rest of the time I am studying, next exam is on Wednesday.

What else can I tell you? Harry Potter 7 I comes out in a few days and I'm pretty much excited. I don't like the Harry Potter movies, but hey, it's Harry Potter afterall. I'm not sure when I will see it, because I want to see it in original version and there is almost only dubbed version in our cinemas... that really sucks, if I fail at medicine I will open an original version cinema in my city.

Today I found something very cool: Harry Potter in 15 minutes. Go and read it, it's really funny.

And I watch a new series - Hellcats. Anyone knows it? I really like it so far, for some reason I am really into cheerleading (even though I would never do it myself).

Good luck (I just wrote good look - it's getting late) for those of you who do NaNoWriMo - read John Green's pep talk and WRITE! Due to my busyness with university I am not able to do it this year and I am very sorry about it, because it can be so much fun. Well next year.

Katie - I'll read you tomorrow!

Currently reading: just started Catching Fire, because I really liked The Hunger Games!
Listening to: 3OH!3 - We Are Young
Quote: “Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I just don't understand. What does everyone else say?

Hello girls. :)  It is Thursday.  Happy Veteran's Day!  

I honestly wasn't really sure why we celebrated Veteran's day, so I googled it.  The definition that Wikipedia gives is:Veterans Day is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans.   That sounds pretty good to me.  People don't really celebrate it, and that makes me sad.  

Today was very boring.  I didn't do anything of importance.  All I did was start to knit a hat. FUN.

Not only was there no school today, there is no school tomorrow. BRD Babay! (Budget Reduction Day)  We are having nine of these during the school year because we don't have enough money to run the school.  Maybe it wasn't such a good idea to waste all the money on stupid stuff?  

I just had a friend think that she could just easily find this blog even though she knew nothing about it.  She just thought that she could look at every blog on the web and find this one?  :)  Some people know even less about technology than I do!  That makes me happy... and scared for the world.

Now to address the title of this blog post. I realize that it may look like I'm asking you girls your opinions', but I apologize that I am not. :)  I'm sure that at one point or another at least most of you girls have been graced with the presence of those facebook status' that say something along the lines of 'Like this status and I will tell you what I like about you!'  Well I always like these, most of the time just to see if people can think of anything.  I especially love it when I've never talked to the person irl.  It is MUCH more fun that way.

Most people come up with something along the lines of 'HALEY! I LOVE YOU HOW YOU DON'T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS ABOUT YOU!  IT IS SO COOL.'  A)  Turn the freaking caps lock off, B) What does everyone else say?  Am I really that much of a social reject?  :) 

I'm off to cry myself to sleep.  (Not really though because it is only 5:45).

Hannah I will read you tomorrow.


Currently reading: The Thief Lord
Currently listening to my sister make a mess downstairs
Currently stressed about: missing my flute lesson


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I remembered!

No, no, NO- I will not forget this two weeks in a row. Hey girls, it's technically thursday, but sssh.

So, what's been going on with you girls this week? For me the answer is essentially nothing. No, really.
 The juniors are gone on the college trip so according to school policy we're not allowed to move on in a lot of my classes. Also, we finished the Scarlett Letter in english so we're in the slow between books period. Essentially my schedual has been:
1. Block -nothing
2. English- nothing
3. AP US- Took the test during my free period on Monday. Otherwise- nothing
4. Debate- elective. teacher is college counciler so he's gone so we've just been released. SO, really- free
5. Lunch
6. Adv. Algebra 2- nothing. playing math games in class.
7. free
8. Spanish 2- never a big deal
9. Chemistry- actually something. It's a sophmore class and we had a test today (yesterday). Things still happen.

Other things from this week:
-bowling... better than usual
- got new jeans (an event for me. I'm not allowed to wear jeans to school and this is my second pair. woah.)
- got new school pants. (I had 2 pairs. much needed)
- got Fables 8 (YES!)

Last week:
I was on running crew for the musical, Once Upon a Mattress. It went really well. I was involved in almost (essentially every) set change. I also did the curtain. The play was good. Lots of people came to both performances. A lot of people got really annoyed at the actor playing one of the main characters, but overall I think it was pretty good.

I don't know what else to say. Haley, I'll read you later today. (I MADE A RHYME)

What I'm Watching: No Ordinary Family. Really good. Also, Darren Criss on Glee. I'm not a fan of Glee, but I am a fan of his, so I'll probably watch the show regularly now.
What I'm Reading: Kafka. Also, David Foster Wallace's Consider the Lobster
What I'm Listening to: Radiohead. I now own every album. YES!
Quote: ‎"When it's two AM, just go to sleep because the decisions that you make after two AM are the wrong decisions"

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Evil Circus Troupe (NaNoWriMo)

Hey girls its Tuesday. Sorry about not posting last week. I think I mentioned this on Facebook or something but there was really no reason for not posting. I mean, I had a decent amount of homework but I could have procrastinated on it a few minutes to blog. Really the only reason, is that I forgot. Sorry. But back to the present, I have 19 minutes to post this, which isn't that bad because blogging doesn't exactly take 19 minutes. Nothing of real interest has happened lately, well, NaNoWriMo started... but I think most of you are participating as well, so you probably knew that. So, I guess I'll copy Katie and post an excerpt from my own novel. I'm at around 11,904 words. I'm trying my hand at a cheesy horror story this year, its about an evil Circus troupe, the excerpt is from the day the Circus opens. Prepare yourselves for the horribleness;

The sun rose on May 4th as it would on any other day. It appeared to be the beginning of a nice day, one might even say, the perfect day to go to the Circus. Which is really convenient because that's what most of Centertown was preparing to do that day. The past two days had gone by slower than ever. Since learning that another Circus troupe, The Crytians, had agreed to come last minute the town's mood instantly improved. Banners were hung, children played in the street asking each other questions like “what's your favorite event?”, parents planned out the day from start to finish incorporating all important events and times and of course all the final preparations were finished. The last of these was a bit of struggle on short notice but due to the fact that everyone was just glad their was a Circus is wasn't hard to find extra help to set up the arena. Which brings us back to May 4th, 2010, the day of the Circus, the day Centertown had waited three hundred sixty-four days for. The tents surrounded the arena; circle after circle of tents, some contained fortune tellers others were for interactive games and some were for the food vendors. Beyond the tents there was the stadium, made from several portable bleachers that had been moved in the day before. In the center of which was the stage for the major events, such as; the trapeze artist, the bull fighter, the clown performance and so on. All the main events would take place on that stage and the amount of people pushing their way through everyone else to get the best seats only proved that.

Amongst the crowd our characters can be found, most of whom are oblivious to one another, but some were looking for each other. Molly couldn't help but scan the crowd for Lewis as Michael pulled her towards the center of the arena. Over the last two days she had gone to the library immediately after her daily lessons in the hopes of finding Lewis. Both times she found him there. Always buried in a pile of books, a few the same and others newly found, but he always smiled when she walked in. He'd then pass her a book or article and ask her to scan it for useful information. He never even double checked her work... he trusted her. Everyone once in awhile he'd point out a random fact and end up telling her a story from the war or from his childhood. Each more enthralling than the last. They hadn't found much that would help them figure out the mystery of why the Nashville Performers backed out, but the didn't care. Their joy came from finding facts and swapping stories and just having fun together; all of these were reasons Molly wanted to find Lewis. She knew Michael would get along with him as well and she thought they could all sit together. She continued to scan the crowd without any luck.  

Emily, I'll read you tomorrow. 


Currently reading: "The Year of Secret Assignments" Jaclyn Moriarty
Currently listening to: Um... silence?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hey girls, BLOG

Hey girls it's sunday.
Do you know what's not okay? When I log on to the site and I was the last girl who has posted. Come on! I know we're all busy, but you can at least write a crappy 5 minute blog can't you?
I'm going to leave an excerpt from my nanowrimo novel here. Be awed by it's horribleness. (btw, i'm somewhere around 9000 words)

“So… how bad is it?” I asked Alex, biting my finger nails to the buds in nervousness. Alex looked up at me for a couple of moment and then looked back at the last page. He flipped it back to the first page and just sat in silence for a couple of moments. “I know it’s not good, I mean, I wrote it in like 15 minutes. But it can’t be that bad can it?”
“Well… there’s good news and bad news…” Alex said hesitantly while avoiding eye contact with me.
“Yeah? What is it?” I said profusely staring at him.
“Well, the good news is that you’re good at chemistry and that’s good news because the bad news is that this is probably the worst thing I’ve read and you won’t have to rely on writing for a career!” He said, looking at me with his eyes big, obviously hoping I won’t hurt him.
I slapped him on the head, not that it would hurt him, but so he’d get the idea of anger.
“Sorry! Sorry! Okay, it really isn’t horrible,” he said slowly. “It just isn’t good… at all.”
“Okay, I accept it’s bad, but really how am I supposed to write a short story! My creative juices don’t exist! I had no juice! Squeeze me, I’m dry!” I held my arm out to him for emphasis.
“You might want to leave the squeezing to Dex,” Alex chuckled. “After all he is your soul mate” He did air quotes around the words “soul mate” to make fun of me. Dexter Higgins, or Dex as we call him, isn’t the hottest, coolest, cutest, or most athletic boy in school. He isn’t even the smartest, although, he’s pretty close. No, I’m not a stereotypical crushee on the popular boys, I don’t like boys just because of their rankings, I like boys because of who they are.
Dexter Higgins is average height with dark brown hair. He’s not particularly stocky or particularly thin. Physically, he’s just all around… average, except for his eyes. Dex’s eyes are this ambery, brown-y, gold, that I could not pick out with a 64-count box of crayons. And when his eyes are in side lighting from the sun, it just knocks me off my feet every time.
Of course, it’s not just his eyes that I like about him, there is his personality. He is probably one of the nicest boys I have ever met in my life. It’s not that he always gives compliments or anything; it’s that he talks to me a lot, we make jokes, we make fun of each other playfully, but when we do so, we’re joking so it is kind of like we’re complimenting each other. Every now and then he is sincerely kind and sincerely gives me a compliment which just always makes my day. He’s so funny, and he really is very smart. He has one of the highest grade point averages, mine being close up there with him. Overall, he’s just an amazing person and I have liked him for ages.
“You know,” said Alex. “A way to see for certain if he likes you instead of being the creepy stalker you are is to tell him and ask him on a date or something.” I rolled my eyes and I was about to reply when the Principle came towards us. Everyone in the lounge area, where we were, straightened up, tucked in their shirts, and shut their mouths in fear of a detention.  The Principle walked slowly to the faculty room across the hall, turned around, look at us all, and went in and shut the door hard behind him. You could hear a collective sigh exhaled throughout the room. In a couple of minutes every one resumed talking.
“Anyways, that doesn’t work, because what if he doesn’t like me back! What if he just wants to be friends! What if he secretly hates me and will make fun of me for it! What if we never speak to each other again! I’d rather keep our friendship than take a chance on dating him.”
“Fine!” Alex said. “Fine! Just continue being that miserable you and never find out.” He took a swig from his water bottle, acting like he was drinking alcohol. “By the way, Dex is right behind you.”
I turned behind myself and I was so surprised that I fell out of my chair.

Less than three,
Katie Z

Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's time to write a freaking book....

Hi y'all it's Sunday!
It's October 31, and you know what that means... that's right! NaNo Eve!
For me it's about one hour until NaNoWriMo.... yeah.
Am I ready? No.
Do I have a plot? YES!
So yeah....
We should all do NaNo and, or the ones of us who do do so, chat and encourage eachother.
Here's a couple of tips:
Just write, it really doesn't have to be good at all, just write.
listening to instrumental christmas music is really good for writing, I especially suggest the Nutcracker soundtrack
make it a competition with someone, it's just more fun that way.
So yeah, let's do this thing!!

Less than three,
Katie Z

Listening to: "Trainers in love"
Watching: Buffy the Vampire slayer
Reading: Scarlet Letter

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Facial Hair Frightens Me

Howdy Girls. :) It's Thursday.  (Honestly it is Wednesday, but I won't be able to write this tomorrow so... here I am.)

Last week I forgot to blog. I am forgetful.  What shall you do with me?  Toss me to the gypsies?  They'd probably toss me back.

What shall I talk about?  Right now I SHOULD be writing notes for about the Declaration of Independence for Social Studies, but I've decided that this is more important.

I don't really have anything to say at all!  Hmmm.  This is actually pretty difficult. :)

I really need a topic for NaNoWriMo.  I'm think that I'll just lie about my age and say that I'm still 12, that way I won't feel like a failure when I don't make it to 50,000. :)

This week I had phenomena. That is no fun.  I got it because I had a cold and then I ran a mile in the rain.  I love my P.E. teacher.  ("Pain is just weakness leaving your body!" "If you walk at all today you'll run it tomorrow.  If you walk at all tomorrow you're doing it the next day.")

Have any of you girls ever heard Seussical?  I like Seussical. :)  It is one of my favorite musicals.  I'm hoping that when I'm in high school we get to do it.  I want to play Gertrude.

My little sister is explaining to me what is happening in the Degrassi episode that she is watching right now.  Quite interesting.

I now have to go write some terrible notes that will help me on my way to higher education.

Hannah, I shall read you tomorrow!

-The beast formally known as Haley

Quote: "She ignored you because she doesn't know you."
"D00D.  My sister and her are BFFLs'!"
"What the hell is a BFFL?"
"Best Friends for Life!  I thought everyone knew that..."
Currently reading: NOTHING. I ran out of library books.  I was reading Unwind yesterday though.
Currently stressed about: The notes that I'm putting off writing.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"You're Just Like an Angel; your skin makes me cry."

Hey Girls…it will be Wednesday! Full disclosure- I’m writing this on Tuesday because this week looks like it might get busy and that means that I’d probably make this last priority or forget it all together and tonight I don’t have so much to do… kind of… tonight I have to:
            1. Study for my AP US quiz tomorrow. There are nine pages of notes I haven’t looked at yet… (My teacher posts note on the weekend that are essentially equal to a day of lecture we didn’t have time for- two weeks worth of these. Then he was sick on Friday so he put the notes he would have lectured over up too. Nine pages in all… “Tonight’s
gonna be a good, good night… Woohoo” *lolz*
            2. Spanish Homework… that’s joke… I’ll do it five minutes before class and on my grade comments he’ll compliment “my hard work”… Spanish 2 isn’t really challenging.
            3. Revise my short story. I should do this. I really don’t want to.
            4. Work on cases for Debate. I need to do this too… I kind of want to… on the other hand I could lie in bed and listen to Nirvana. Guess what I’ll probably do…

Now let’s talk about why this week might end up being ridiculous… it probably would. Let’s go through tomorrow.
1.     Model UN meeting- 7:20 tomorrow morning.
2.     AP US Quiz.
3.     Math Quiz
4.     Chemistry Quiz
5.     Talk to teacher about short story -oops...
6.     Play practice until 5:30
7.     Debate practice sometime.
8.     Homework

Thursday (free- er)
1.     Chem. Lab (no big deal)
2.     Bowling match meet game thing
3.     Halloween dance that I’m probably not going to, but I don’t know.
4.     Debate prep.

Friday (no school)
1.     Doctor’s Apointment
2.     Play Practice
3.     Party at friend’s
4.     Debate prep

1.     DEBATE
2.     DEBATE
3.     DEBATE

1.     Homework
2.     Halloween

Then next week is play week so lot’s of practices with performances of Friday and Saturday. Busy. Especially Tomorrow.

What else is happening? School. The Play. I think it’s going to be good (ish?). Pretty psyched.

Now then. I was going to write a proper blog, but I actually do need to do other stuff.

What I’m reading: The Scarlett letter, Hopes and Prospects
What I’m listening to: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Quote: “I'm worse at what I do best and for this gift I feel blessed. Our little group has always been and always will until the end”
"if 'success' sucked, god would have spelled it slightly differently" -Ezra Koenig

... so today:
1. I suck at congressional debate
2. AJ scares me a lot... too smart...
3. People who work at the comic book store and Starbucks think Scotty and I are dating (katie's older brother) -we are not; it's not like that, if you were wondering
4. Forgot to go see the teacher...
5. being the only set crew member is hard. There were a lot of "I appreciate you"s which really means: "hey, you just messed up, you're running around like an idiot, and we're all a little annoyed at you"... I prefer it when they say "I appreciate you"... still... sigh... I love it anyhow...
6. I have a short story to edit.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dr. Horrible and NaNoWriMo

Hey girls, it's Tuesday. I'm going to make this fairly quick for three reasons, 1) I don't have much to tell you and 2) I want to re-watch Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog and 3) its 12:13 AM, so its not even Tuesday anymore.

Anyways, when I said I didn't have much to tell you... um, yeah I really don't have anything to tell you. I've been working, doing homework and going to class... also watching Youtube videos. But nothing new and exciting. Well, I have been planning out my NaNoWriMo novel a little bit. Not really planning it out, just deciding what its going to be about. I think I'm going to attempt a horror story this year... maybe, unless I change my mind again. I've always liked horror stories/movies but have never tried writing one so I don't know how its going to work out. But I think I'm going to try it. A question to those of you are also doing NaNoWriMo; what are you writing about or are you going to wing it?

Um... I have a Spanish test tomorrow. I don't know Spanish. I'm not looking forward to it. I also have a History test. I know less for that than for the Spanish test. Its not even because I haven't studied, I just don't feel like I'm getting anywhere with my studying.

I think that's it, so Emily I'll read you tomor... err, later today.

Currently re-reading: "Stinger" by Robert McCammon (one of my favorite horror stories)
Currently listening to: About to be listening to Dr. Horrible

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Heya girls it's sunday!
So I didn't blog last week, I apologize. I kinda forgot/ kind just didn't feel like it. This week isn't going to be long because I don't really want to write about anything that's going on. It's nothing major, the things that are going on are either uninteresting or just things I don't really want online. I've been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer recently and I'm on the the third season. I need to stop. It just makes me depressed. I think there's a reason why shows only show an episode once a week. Because if you see more than one you just get overcome with the emotiony-ness of the series and you get caught up with everything and you care too much about the characters and yeah. Also, lately I haven't been able to tell the difference between some of my dreams and reality, which is getting to be a problem.
Jasmine I'll read you tomorrow
less than three,
Katie Z
Listening to: Jingle Bell Rock
Watching: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Reading: the scarlet letter... ugh
Last movie: Red, it was pretty good
Quote: It's a big box. I can't wait to tell my friends that I've got a bigger box -Spike

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It Was Wrong On So Many Levels

Hey Girls, it's wednesday and I didn't blog last week... I meant to... and then I left blogger without posting and then I realized I did it, but was way to lazy to do this again. So blogging. when I'm at school I can never remember what day it is, sometimes it seems as though monday  was yesterday, sometimes it feels as though monday was last month. Take last wednesday. I feel like last wednesday was a month or so ago. That said I had a four day weekend starting last wednesday. I have things I have to do for school and life (like go to bed by 12) so I'm going to list off some stuff to say... next weeks blog- I'll write it this weekend.
1. new Bo Burnham cd- I'm not a big Bo Burnham fan, but I subscibe to him on youtube and his new song "Oh Bo." is currently my embar-ijam.
2. Went to my first debate meet- lots of fun.
3.  doing set crew
4. wearing purple for gay rights
5. school good (rape- good, drugs- good, ice cream- good, ice cream+ drugs- best *thumbs up* [debate joke])
... okay, going to go read the scarlet letter and chat con katie.
Haley, I'll read you tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tenley's a BAMF

Hello girls, it's Tuesday... at least for a few more minutes. I wasn't even that busy today, I mean sure I have a lot of homework, but had it not been for my excellent procrastination skills that wouldn't have taken so long. No, the real reason I waited so long to post this is because I forgot. Kind of. I'd have random moments throughout the day where I'd be like; "its Tuesday, I have to blog" but then I'd follow that up with "meh, I can do later". And now its later, so let's get on with the blogging.

During one of my breaks from homework today I decided to go outside and explore the woods by my house. Because I moved about two months ago and being the indoor person that I am I hadn't really explored it yet. But I do really like playing outside, so today I did that. And I discovered that the woods by our house is really cool. There's lot's of fallen trees, some of which still fighting to be considered trees by refusing to fall, others just in amazingly pretty positions and some that are just great for climbing. In fact at one point during my experience in the woods I started reminiscing those days in middle school that me and my brother would play outside and make up really elaborate and awesome stories. Sometimes we'd be secret agents, sometimes Indians, sometimes we'd create a town of people in renaissance France. It was awesome, and I've missed it. 

But anyways, eventually I found this hill within the woods and it had been overgrown with branches and trees and weeds, but I instantly wanted to stand on top of it. Unfortunately to get there you had to either walk through the mushy bramble of sticks and weeds (some of which may or may not have been poison ivy) or go across this one solitary log. Now, I don't have perfect balance, but I have fairly decent balance so I choose the log and began to go across. And it went great. I mad it to the other side and then noticed that the log ended and I had to switch to another log. I tried this, got but somewhere in the process I slipped and fell into a pile of sticks and who knows what else.

The result: My right leg, from the knee down is full of bloody scratches and scars. I don't actually mind it that much though. Sure, it stings a little, but after awhile the pain becomes natural and the stinging actually feels... kind of, good (for lack of a better word). Mostly I told you that story because I didn't have anything else to talk about and having an epic battle wound has made me feel kind of bad ass.

Emily, I'll read you tomorrow.

Currently (re)reading: "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman
Currently listening to: Um... what ever show my parents are watching in the next room.