Thursday, 29 July 2010

Westernize Me!

Recently (for some strange reason) I've been really into the whole "late 19th century" Western/farming/small town thing. It's probably a side effect of reading the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. After I finished those books, I went on youtube and looked up the Doctor Quinn: Medicine Woman series. These episodes are also equally amazing and I love them. I've even added the official DQWM website to my Favourites because it has such good information about stuff from that time period (such as prices, salaries, etc). I'm in such an 1880's mood that I've even started to formulate a story in my mind that takes place in that time period. It probably won't get anywhere, but it certainly won't if I don't try. Anyway, that's pretty much all I wanted to say to get it off my mind :)

Monday, 26 July 2010

Ferraris

On friday, right after work, I was picked up and ushered away to the States in a brand spanking new Chevrolet Silverado, Cheyenne edition. I was happy because we were going to spend two nights in Auburn Hills, Michigan and attend the Councours d'Elegance. It is a very interesting car show and I definitely hope that all you readers go there some time in your life. The cars there are magnificent! They also have old motorcycles. They have cars over a hundred years old there that have been restored to look like they were built yesterday. Can you imagine how much that must have cost to restore a Ford Model T from 1910??? Anyway . . . There were multitudes of old cars there and I loved them all. My favourite part? The Ferraris. They are my all-time favourite cars. I saw 15 Ferraris that day, and not all of them were in the show. My favourite one? It's a tie between the Enzo Ferrari and a 1967 330 GTC I saw, as well as the Spyder. So I have decided to share my pictures with you:

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC
Ferrari Spyder

2003 Enzo Ferrari
21st Century Ferraris
Unknown Ferrari

Unknown Ferrari

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Writing ADD

I think I have ADD. It's weird because I can focus, usually, on school work and reading, but if it comes to anything else I can get bored REALLY easily. For example, since I got my Poppa's old laptop (from around 1990 I think) I have had story idea after story idea. I start writing these stories, and then they either go nowehere or I get bored with it. Same thing is happening now. The story that I started with the whole outline thing I've gotten sidetracked with. I mean, I have an outline, a plot, everything, I just need to focus on the story to actually FINISH it.

Please, if any one has any ideas for helping me keep my focus, leave some comments. I don't think I'll be able to make a career of writing if I keep getting sidetracked and distracted with my writing.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Ramblings of a Teenage Girl

Well, today at 11:20 I will be getting "prepped" (is that a word??) for surgery. Nothing big, just getting my wisdom teeth out. Surprisingly, I'm not nervous at all. Of course when I'm sitting in the waiting room waiting for my turn, that might change. But right now I'm calm, cool, and collected. I've actually had to go to Interface (the place I'm going for my surgery) before in grade 7 to get my four eye-teeth taken out. (When I was younger I had to get a whack full of teeth pulled because my mouth is too small! I've had 14 teeth pulled and these wisdom teeth will brinig the total up to 18!) So, assuming that the prep procedure is relatively similar to that of the last time I was there, it shouldn't be too bad. The last time the nurse had to wake me up and half dragged me across the hall to another room where I could sleep off the morphine. I slept there for an hour while my grandma waited for me to wake up!

I'm rather excited for all of the ice cream and fro yo and smoothies I'll be able to eat since I love all those foods, but right now I'm not a very happy camper. Why? might you ask. Is it because you're getting your teeth pulled? No, actually, it's not. As I have said above, I'm not nervous about that. What I am upset about is the fact that I'm probably not going to eat anything until supper tonight. I'm not allowed to eat anything until after the surgery and I mean, who is going to eat a McFlurry or drink a smoothie right after they've had their gums cut open and their teeth yanked out and has just woken up from being drugged up on morphine? So, that's really peeved me off.

On the plus side, my mom is letting me rent a game for Wii!! YAY!!! My brother, aka: Mojojojo, is bringing the Wii up from the basement so that I can play it while lying on the couch (he's such a good brother). I plan on renting Okami. It's a really interesting game based on multiple Japanese legends and stories. And the artwork in this game is BEAUTIFUL. I dunno, maybe it's because I'm an art junkie but I think the graphics an art in this game are wonderfully done. My brother also wants to rent Alice in Wonderland. He has yet to see it and I think he'll be pleasantly surprised.

Anyway, that's all folks!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Belated Canada Day

Happy Belated Canada Day!! Terribly sorry about this blog being so late. I just got back from camping yesterday up at Fisherman's Cove near Kincardine. We stayed in one of the cabins. We had been camping with my cousins. Tons of fun, bit of shopping, Scottish Parade on Saturday.

Anyway, since that's out of the way, I wanted to share the news that I have finally found a book that I have been looking for since last July. It's called Mollie Peer: or, The Underground Adventure of the Moosepath League by Van Reid. It's the sequel to Cordelia Underwood: or, The Marvelous Beginnings of the Moosepath League. It's a marvelous book that takes place in the state of Maine during the fall of 1896. It's very intriguing and I highly advise anyone and everyone to read it. All that I need now to complete this trilogy is Daniel Plainway: or, The Holiday Haunting of the Moosepath League. Other books about the Moosepath League (though not considered part of the trilogy) are Mrs. Roberto:or, The Widowy Worries of the Moosepath League and Fiddler's Green: or, A Marriage, a Ball, and the Singular Adventures of Sundry Moss. These are wonderful books and I hope to find Daniel Plainway and Mrs. Roberto as well as Fiddler's Green soon so that I can finish reading them all!!