Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Hiiiiiiiiiiii my fellow muggles!

 you have no idea how happy I was
to find that particular gif.

So, I decided it's time for an update on mah bloggy. I feel like all those commercials:

NEW LOOK! SAME GREAT BLOG! *fanfare music*

What do you think? Do you like it more? Less? Would you change anything? I like it. I think it's still me, but less teenager-y. I'm going to be adding a couple of pages over the next few days or so, so keep your eyes peeled for more awesome. Hehee!

Anyway. I liked doing Ally's tag last year, so I decided to redo it.  Tralalala-la-la-la-laaaa.....


1.) What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
     I drove for the first time. It was interesting. I don't actually like driving. But I do it because I so ridiculously brave.

2.) Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make one this year?

I don't really make New Years' resolutions. I don't like commitment, so I'll make goals, but it's never something that I feel like I have to do.

3.) Did anyone close to you give birth?
     Eh. No, but both my sisters are expecting!!!!

4.) Did anyone close to you die?
     Yes. My friend's dad passed away. He was really one of the coolest guys, so it hit me really hard.

5.) What countries/states did you visit? 
     Nevada, but that doesn't count, because we're like ten minutes away from the state line. lol.

6.) What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
     A job. We needs it, Precious! We are so brokes!

7.) What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory?
     August 31st. That's the day the family reunion started!

8.) Did you move anywhere?

9.) What was your biggest achievement of the year?
     I illustrated Jack's book! You guys have no idea how excessively happy I am over that.

10.) What was your biggest failure?
       I still have no job. Or a license. But this year I'mma make it happen.

11.) Did you suffer illness or injury?
       I caught a cold once....

12.) What was the best thing you bought?
       Ooh. Oh. Um. I bought W.A.R.P. and United We Spy, which were both really awesome books.

13.) Whose behavior merited celebration?

14.) Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
       I guess that's the good thing about being too shy to know people. I can't think of anyone who made me appalled and depressed.

15.) Where did most of your money go?
       Christmas pressies. I literally saved every penny and then spent it all on Christmas. It's the best way to use up all your money, really. Don't you agree? DON'T YOU?


16.) What did you get really, really, really excited about?
       Christmas! And Thor: The Dark World, actually. And more, probably, but I forget right now.

17.) What was the best concert you’ve been to this year?

It's cool, because this was our concert. 

18.) What song/album will always remind you of 2013?
       Josh Groban's Changing Colors. (One of my favorites!) Hunter Hayes's Encore CD, and several Imagine Dragons songs, namely Demons and Monster (which sound like dreadful songs, but are actually really quite nice.)

19.) Compared to this time last year, are you:
       Happier? Yeah. Sadder too. Just older, I guess.

20.) What do you wish you’d done more of?
       Reading. Ha! You thought it was going to be something epic, didn't you!? TOOK YOU ABACK, DIDN'T I?

21.) What do you wish you’d done less of?
       Stressing out.

22.)What was your greatest musical discovery?
       Musical like musical, a show? or musical like song, or singer? Musical-like-a-show, I didn't discover anything new that I liked. But music wise, I found that I really like OneRepublic. (Counting Stars, anyone?) And Hunter Hayes. I like Hunter Hayes.


23.) How did you spend Christmas?
       Like a boss.
       It was lovely, like it always is. I am under the firm opinion that our Christmases are the best. *grin*

24.) How are you spending New Year’s?
       New Year's Eve or New Year's Day? Not sure what we're doing tomorrow, but tonight, we are going to stay up late and watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

25.) Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
       Sammi! And Amy, prolly.

26.) What was the best book you read?
       Ooooh. Um. Gosh. OH! The Queen of Attolia. (Actually that whole series is awesome.) Eugenides is such a cool character.

26.) Did you fall in love in 2013?
       I did not. I am a potato.

27.) What was your favorite TV show?
       *Treskie cracks her knuckles* Oh yeah! A list! Oh yeah! Okay, so: Psych, Doctor Who, Leverage, and Supernatural.

28.) Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
       I don't hate anyone. "I am a friend to ALL OF nature!" (brownies to those who understood the reference.)

29.) What did you want and get?
       Lots of stuff, actually! I got the friendship bracelets from Sammi, and a freaking Dean Winchester necklace, (so now my Dean outfit is complete.) an impala keychain, and a drawing mannequin, which was a very thoughtful pressie from my Daddy.... You guys want to see pictures?

30.) What did you want and not get?
       A cellphone, but I got the closest thing to it, so that's okay.

31.) What were your favorite films of this year?
       *more knuckle cracking*
Thor: The Dark World
Rise of the Guardians
Christmas Angel in the House
The Hobbit DOS

And defo more, but I can't remember them. *flinch* 

32.) What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
       I got books and went to the library, and ate cake, and watched Real Steel, and turned 18.

33.) How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
       Um. Experimental. I started wearing shorter skirts than I normally did. Lots of thrifted outfits.

34.) What kept you sane?
       Doctor Who, Supernatural, and Psych.

35.) Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
       This pretty fellow. Not gonna lie. He's very decent and I like that.


36.) What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
       Being brave enough to get a job.

37.) What political issue stirred you the most?
       Politics are stupid. I avoid them like the plague.

38.) Who did you miss?
       Lots of people. For real.

39.) Who was the best new person you met?
       A friend of a friend who is very sweet and I'd like to get to know her better.

40.) Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
       Uh. Don't plan on things too much. When they fall through it can be very terrifying.

41.) Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

        "Take pictures in your mind, every childhood room. 
Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home. 
 Remember the footsteps, remember the words said. 
And all your little brother's favorite songs. 
I just realized: everything I have is someday gonna be gone.
I don't wanna grow up. 
Wish I'd never grown up.
Taylor Swift: Never Grow Up

42.) Five personally significant events of 2013:
        I drove for the first time
        I illustrated a book! THIS WAS HUGE.
        I went in for a job interview. (They didn't call me back, in case you couldn't tell. It was like, "Hi! Thanks for coming! Good bye! Call you never!"
        I started teaching my niece first grade.

43.) Five things I want to do in 2014:
       Get a job.
       Get my license
       Draw more
       Record a song (or an album)
       Meet someone special. It doesn't have to be a guy, just someone I can go, "Oh, so-and-so is a wonderful person. I aspire to be like so-and-so."

44.) Five people I’d like to know better in 2014:
       My bloggy friends!!!!

And that is all. And it is late, and my mom is giving me the stink-eye, so I should definitely sign off.

I wish you all a very happy New Year!

How are you going to spend yours?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

'Twas the night before Christmas.....

And that is as far as that poem is going, because I am not a poet.

I am a graceful fairy. 

I am so excited for Christmas!

The baking is done, so is the gnocchi sauce for tomorrow, and just now, I'm sneaking in a quicky post before we open the fireplace, roast some chestnuts, an listen to Old Time Radio Shows.

It's kind of my personal tradition to make Pizzelles every year. Pizzelles are little wafer-like cookies that you cook in something that looks like a waffle maker.

Sammi came over to help bake. She's awesomesauce. =)

She also gave me my Christmas pressie early so she could watch me open it. AAAAAah!!!!!!!!

In case you can't read it, they say:
You're the Sam to my Dean and
You're the Dean to my Sam. 
Best friennnnnnnnnnds.

Today I cleaned like a mad thing (to welcome Baby Jesus, you know. *grin*) while everyone else finished up the baking.

THEN we made gnocchi. It's tradition. Every year we make gnocchi for Christmas. It's been a thing since ever.

So we blasted some Christmas music and got started!

After that we had dinner (as you do, duh.)

And now it is late. We rehearsed the Mass, we sang carols, and now we're listening to The Great Gildersleeve, and eating chestnuts.

I'm a little sad we couldn't go to Midnight Mass, but there you go. There's something awfully special about staying home on Christmas Eve, eh?

God bless you all, and I hope you have a very, very merry Christmas.

I love you all!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat.

Please put a penny in the old man's hat.
If you don't have a penny,
half a penny will do.
If you don't have a half a penny,
God bless you!

I don't know, don't. It just popped into my head.

Five Random Facts!

1.) It's Picture Saturday! And I've even got stuff for it! *snort* I've had this song stuck in my head all week, so... I had to get it out of my system somehow.

So I drew this before dinner. 
That one middle verse makes me all teary.

I've taken to doing not-so-very-awesome fan art when I have time on my hands. It's not even art. It's more like fan-doodles, and I am a little awkward about them.

 Special thanks to Bella for getting her blood jam in the corner. 
Very nice indeed. 
(click if you're wanting to read the words. Blogger's having issues tonight.)    

 2.) We watched The Desolation of Smaug with a friend last week. It was really, really good! Overall I really loved it. A couple things bothered me but that's to be understood. Mostly I was going:

 KILI AND FILI! I love you guys!
 (They were like... the Winchesters of Middle Earth.)

Kili should not be so cute. 


BARD! Cooooooool. 

 And then boring things like, "What the heck is Tauriel doing there? Oh. She's just there to be a love interest.

Legolas was funny. He just cracked me up even when he was being serious. They did something funny to his eyes. They looked better in LOTR.

Lord of the Rings:

Le Hobbit
(note to make-up artist: Maybe.. less guy-liner next time.)

3.) We watched the Donny and Marie Christmas today... I find it to be very funny and kind of sweet. And okay. A little lame. But it's mostly funny and sweet!

 4.) My family's basically the choir at church, so we're learning a new sung Mass for Christmas. The Gloria is a killer...  (yeah. We're still learning it. We work best under pressure. lol!)

5.) This is me. This is me so much.

Especially when it comes to my boyz. lol.
And Kili. 

     .... I'm not excited at all.

Cheers and God bless, and Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 14, 2013


Three Random Facts!

 1.) Jack's book is out! Jack's freaking book is out. And you can (and should) buy it here and here. I'm excited about it.

Look, look, look! It's got my 
name on it! how cool is that?  

Right, so. In commemoration of this most thrilling of days. I'm going to post a couple of character sketches I did for one of the girls in the book. I will not tell you her name, because it's kind of a secret. (Mwuahahah! Am I evil, or am I evil?) But anyway, here she is.

Go read Jack's book.

2.) We kind of have a tradition of painting our windows at Christmastime. It's fun, and unique and cool. So yesterday, Kit, Amy, and I went out and did the thing. (they did most of it, I just helped when I could.) I think they turned out pretty freaking well.

3.) My friend made a Christmas CD!

I could be biased, but I think it's really good. I'm super jealous. I WANT TO MAKE A CD TOO!

That's all for now, folks.

I love you all and Merry Christmas!