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Do say something funny so she can laugh! July 10, 2009

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I pulled this off from Goodreads, though the original quote is “Now, do say something funny so she can admire!” It’s from River Secrets, and as most of you probably already know, I’m reading it right now, but I haven’t yet got to the part where that quote is but it just randomly stuck in my head because it fits so well with what I want to say.

First of all, I have been swamped (and I know I haven’t used that word sparingly, but I really, honestly do mean that this time) with work, and really cannot keep this up on a regular twice or three times a week basis. But also, I’m just a bit stressed at the moment. Well, actually, quite stressed.

I won’t go into details, but allow it to suffice to say that I’m in need of a break which I cannot get ahold of, and I feel like I’m just going up and down with everything.

And I feel guilty. I shouldn’t complain. It’s summer. I’m on vacation. And despite all the work I’ve had to do, I’ve had some of my own share of fun. I’ve been watching a LOT of movies. I’ve been staying up reading. I’ve made it a habit to stay up so late that two in the morning is quite early for me now. Especially after this week I stayed up until five twice.

And why am I complaining? I have good movies, good books, good websites, good blogs to read (which I haven’t lately; I have four hundred fifty unread items on Google Reader, but most of it is probably because I subscribe to three different Harry Potter fan sites, and you know how much buzz there is right now. Plus, I have so many of those interviews and fun Harry Potter stuff, so it’s still counted as unread. I don’t just zip through it and really take it in, you know.), writing that I want to do (including some quizzes and reviews! Funness!) and…good friends! So, that’s why I’m turning to you guys. Since I haven’t seen a single friend since school got out (except for a couple friends from my old school who are sisters that I got to talk to for a bit after Mass one day because they also happened to attend church at the same time), I’m asking you guys for a bit of help. This should be easy though.

As the title of this post states, I want something amusing. Funny. They could be articles, videos, songs, something Harry Potter related would be nice… You can e-mail them, or post them right here.

Or you can comment with funny questions for my FAQ (or FAQTWNRABSB, as I actually call it) on Butterfly Forest. Check it out here.

Or, if you’d like, you can guest blog on here. You can blog about anything. You can talk about potatoes. You can talk about how you began to collect slinky toys. I don’t really care what you blog about as long as it’s appropriate and clean, and contains more than one word and isn’t the length of a novel. Oh yes, and no posting your own writing…not that I’m against that, this blog just doesn’t seem like the right place to do that sort of thing. But you can talk about your own writing, or about writing in general. Honestly, I really don’t care about the topic except for those two…exceptions. 😛 😉

And WordPress changed their smilies!! Aw…I really miss the old ones. They remind me of LRRH. I miss LRRH, too. 😦

♥BB

w00t, w00t! Go, Lisa Mantchev!! (And Other Random Updates) July 3, 2009

Posted by bookbutterfly in authors, birthdays, blogs and blogging, books, contests, friends, holidays, reviews and reviewing, websites, writings, yearbook.
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EVERYONE has been buzzing about Eyes Like Stars–Lisa Mantchev’s debut novel. And I’m sure that if you’re dying to get your hands on this one (like me), you’ve read the synopsis a dozen times already. So I won’t post it again.

BUT.

There are contest giveaways for it!! Everywhere! (Well, maybe not everywhere, but, ya know, in more than one place. 😉 )

If you haven’t heard of it or are not sure whether to read it, put it on your list now. My friend won a special copy from the author herself, and said it was FANTASTIC.

So…where can you win this oh-so-coveted book?

  • Ennalee!! Dearest Enna Isilee of Squeaky Books is holding a lovely giveaway right here. Click, blog, comment. Easy. But if you live in Antarctica, Ennalee can’t send it to you. You must be in the U.S. 🙂
  • Traveling to Teens. I just found this site a few minutes ago, and lookie! An ELS giveaway! Click, blog, comment, follow. Simple, right?

I am totally addicted to WordPress numbers and bullets now. Huh. I have weird penchants.

Anyhow, today I’m going to the beach to see some yearbook staffers. Yay! I miss yearbook. 😦 And…not much else to update except:

  • I’m an official Facebook addict.
  • I finished The Penderwicks!
  • I made this new system where I label absolute favorites “platinum”, favorites in general “gold, and close to favorites “silver”. The Penderwicks would be a silver; it’s REALLY good. I hope to write a review (haha, posting??? I’ll…fit it into my schedule somehow.)
  • I’m starting a review journal, since I’m so behind on reviews. One review blogger (I forget who) said she does that for professional reviews, and I thought that since my reviews are getting close to professional reviews (in style, not in reality 😛 ), I should do the same. It’s helpful to log all your thoughts in about novels. 🙂
  • I updated some stuff on Butterfly Forest! Check out the directory page!
  • I’m in the middle of (somewhat crazily editing) Heaven’s Stars. It’s so corny, but so old-fashioned, simple, cutesy, and innocent. Maybe that’s why I like it so much. 🙂
  • I really am addicted to these bullet points/numbers. 😛

Hasta luego,

♥BB

P.S. Oh, and happy Fourth of July everybody. I’m going to see my family tomorrow; it’s also my uncle’s birthday. 🙂 I think it was Louis Armstrong’s birthday, too, right?

P.P.S. Speaking of awesome authors and cool giveaways, check out Maggie Stiefvater’s trailer for her upcoming novel Shiver! She made it herself, composed the music, played the music, did the art…and, of course, wrote the book! Enjoy!

Meme and Miscellaneous April 16, 2009

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Wow, I’m getting more spam than before. Like everyday I’m getting spam. Yuck. 😛 

Also, my Google Reader new item count has gone down to eighteen! Woo-ee! Now I can start off on a clean slate by tomorrow and really, thoroughly read (and comment on–MORE) all your blog posts. Praises.

Aaanndd…please, please, please wish me luck tomorrow. I have to take this assessment test for the SAT prep class I’m taking over the summer, and I really do not want to fail. I don’t think I will, but still. Good luck is better than none. 😀 

And there’s a mosquito somewhere in our house. Eep! I don’t know where, but it’s freaking me out and I hope it doesn’t like computers and I hope it is a boy and not a girl. Apparently, my dad found one under my dining chair yesterday, and that’s really scary for me. I have entomophobia quite a bit. Cripes.

And I’m still suffering from blogger’s block a little (just a wee bit; I got over it quite a bit today, as I was out of town and got to “collect my thoughts” during the long drive 😉 ), so, as I was looking through my “new” one-month old items on Google Reader, I found that many of you did a Handbag Meme, and I just had to do it to show you all how a nerdess can be fashionable at the same time. 😉 (As a side note, I took the picture twice to get it just right. Also, in the background you can see the edit page for this blog post, although it is a little bright to tell. I’m using Google Chrome for blogging purposes. 😀 And you can see all the randomness piled up on and around my computer desk, haha.)dscf2021

 

Contents of the Nerdess’s Juicy Couture handbag (last year’s Christmas present! 😀 ) from right to left clockwise:

  • Two packs of Kleenex tissue (the random stuff in the back, on the right side)
  • Gucci wallet (which is pretty old, actually)
  • A penny
  • A Georgia state quarter (you probably can’t see, but it has the Georgia peach on it; I had it tail-side up)
  • My awesome red cellphone
  • My awesome red cellphone carrier thingy from this awesome antique Japanese store (there’s a better picture of it below “posing” with my old iPod carrier keychain, which just happens to be Pooky, Garfield the Cat’s teddy bear 😀 ; also, you can tell I’m lack of adjectives at the moment 😛 )
  • My lip gloss which I actually didn’t use today because I had a dentist’s appointment but it has a really pretty color anyway and tastes pretty good! 😀 
  • My lovely fifth-generation iPod classic, white, with plenty of scratches (or “veins” as I called them earlier today) on the back 😦
  • My pack of IceBreakers Lemon Iced Tea (muy delicioso! 😛 )
  • Somewhere in the back are two perfume samples I got from the mall today; they are two really thin strips of paper that say “Jo Malone” on them

But that’s not where the nerdiness begins. Indeed, I did also fit in that bag…

  • Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park (the book I was reading all day today, but it needed company, so I just had to bring along a few of its friends)
  • Dragon’s Breath by E.D. Baker
  • Enna Burning by Shannon Hale ( 😀 )
  • The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman

So…let us learn that one can be both nerdy and chique at the same time. 😉 

To conclude, here is my little Japanese kitty cat who loves my cell with her best friend, Pooky. Any ideas for a name for my kitty? 😀 

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Y’all blog too much. I can’t keep up. April 15, 2009

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Maybe it is sort of my fault for not checking Google Reader in months. And then for a few days.

But when I came back from my “disappearance”, I kind of thought I’d get like seven hundred new stuff, and it was just five hundred. That’s all. Plus, after cutting off the hundred something posts from MuggleNet, another hundred from Leaky Cauldron, and a few more from HPANA (yes, I subscribe to them all), it got narrowed down to about…eh, three hundred. Or two.

And I didn’t check for some time, and there were about one hundred seventy left. Geez Louise, how much do you guys blog and post??? Ay chico. I’m still working on reading them all, but the going is a bit slow since so many of your posts are eye-catching and I just have to stop and read them.

I’m not complaining. I want to thank you all. I still have one hundred thirty-three “items” (as Google Reader calls them) to read through, and I haven’t gotten through my beloved Harry Potter fan sites yet as of right now, being nine fifty-four prime meridian Pacific time.

As a side note, I don’t know if you guys noticed, but I’m not writing numbers anymore. It bothers me to see numbers, and somehow I feel like if I really want that degree in English, I have to start focusing on writing a lot, and that includes numbers. Weird, I know, but I can’t stand initials anymore either (note the “prime meridian”…but not the HPANA part. Okay, okay, so I should have said Harry Potter Automatic News Aggregator, but I just had to look up to see just now what the full title of the site was called. I never can remember the “Automatic” part.)

Sorry for the boring post. I can’t beat you guys at writing amazing posts. Plus, I have blogger’s block at the moment. Grr. The only cool thing I can talk about right now is that I bought three songs from iTunes yesterday and I hate Apple for marking up Carrie Underwood and Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz’s “Lucky” (I bought the latter song anyway though, especially since I first heard it from a photo slide celebrating my cousin’s engagement. She’s getting married next week. Yay! Everyone’s getting married these days…). I also bought Emily West’s “Rocks In Your Shoes” (a great song if you ever feel like you’re never going to accomplish anything), and Tim Myers and Lindsey Ray’s “Brand New Day”, which I first heard in a Target commerical, haha! (I just noticed I bought two duets. Awesomeness.) I’m including videos from Youtube (I just figured out how to do that, and it’s so cool!!!! 😀 ) for all the songs here so you guys can all obsess over them like I am at the moment. 😉

♥BB

20Q is plain hilarious. January 25, 2009

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This is a kinda sorta response to a post from a few weeks ago from Delaney’s Hat Full of Hope. Actually, it was just because she was once talking about her sister’s Twenty Questions toy, and I wanted to play it and found it online here.

Click the link and try 20Q People. I’ve done the movies one, the name game, and the Harry Potter one, but by far the people one is the most addicting. At first, it’s weird how they get it, then you learn to beat it, and then all day long you try to think of how to fool it. Plus, sometimes it spits out really weird responses. I tried a few of these. Below are just a few that I tried. The first name is the person I did, then the list of names they thought it could be. All the ones listed are ones I lost, except for the Shannon Hale one (I tried her twice and it still got it. Apparently, one of you guys has been playing this game waayyy too much. 😉 )

Shannon Hale – J.K. Rowling, Kelly Ripa, Reba McEntire, Kristin Chenoweth, Emma Thompson, Sandra Bullock, Leo Laporte, Kate Winslet, Alyson Hannigan, Meg Cabot, Faith Hill, Rosemary Clooney, Stephenie Meyer, Kate Beckinsale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mia Hamm, Jennifer Garner, Eric Bana, Steve Nash, Tina Fey, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Connelly, Daniel Brière, Meg Cabot (what confuzzles me is how Shannon Hale can be associated with someone like Jessica Alba or Faith Hill 😕 😉 )

Tomie dePaola – Charles M. Schultz, Dr. Seuss, John Irving, Tom Brokaw, Warren Buffett

Julianne Hough – Taylor Swift, Heidi Montag, Brooke Hogan, Bianca Ryan, Paula DeAnda, Kellie Pickler, Colbie Caillat, Cheyenne Kimball, Ashley Roberts, Diana DeGarmo, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Osbourne

Kate DiCamillo – Dan Brown, Meg Cabot, Mitch Albom, Stephenie Meyer, Donita K. Paul, Alice Cullen (politician), LeBron James

Charlotte Bronte – Jane Austen, Florence Nightingale, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens (one of the “Spontaneous Responses” was “Are you muscular?” and the answer was “Doubtful” 😛 😆 )

Lila McCann – Lady GaGa, Jeffree Star, Laura Bell Bundy, LeAnn Rimes, Miranda Lambert, Kellie Pickler

Linda Sue Park – Bill Gates, Rachael Ray, Molly Ringwald, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford

St. Therese, the Little Flower – Achilles, Christopher Columbus, Blaise Pascal, Anne Frank, Jane Austen

I thought animated characters would work on 20Q People. Apparently not, because I beat it on these two:

Nemo (from Finding Nemo) – Ronaldo, Daniel Negreanu, Christopher Paolini, Miguel de Cervantes, Phil Ivey

Mickey Mouse – Macaulay Culkin, Pee-Wee Herman, Verne Troyer, John Candy, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

And the most fun of all? Secretly picking YOURSELF and seeing what the game thinks you are.

Me, BB – Norah Jones, Danica Patrick, Hanna Beth, Corinne Bailey Rae, Alicia Keys, Michelle Wie, Tila Tequila, Hayley Williams, Michelle Kwan, Taylor Swift, Paula DeAnda, BoA, Jason Mraz, Leslie Feist, Nicole Scherzinger, Utada Hikaru, Jack Johnson, Selena, Ciara, Kate Nash, Lee Hyori, Ellen Page

I guess I can see myself as a Norah Jones, Michelle Wie, Michelle Kwan, even Taylor Swift. But Ciara? Selena? Tila Tequila? A race car driver (Danica Patrick)? WEIRD.

Besides Shannon Hale, it got J.K. Rowling, George Washington, KT Tunstall (another funny “Spontaneous Response” was “Were you assassinated?” and the answer was also “Doubtful”), Faith Hill, Julie Andrews (though at first it guessed Meryl Streep) right. But I think I win. While the computer guesses that I’m Jack Johnson, I’m the one getting all the laughs and amusement.

♥Lots of Love,

BB

P.S. CoB submission are due SATURDAY!!! JANUARY 31!! I only have THREE RESPONSES!!! And if no one votes, there may not be a winner (I may just have a poll, and have my secret tiebreaker, whose name I shall not reveal though I may safely add that this person be not me, help me decide). So…VOTE!!! 😀

P.P.S. More thoughtful posts coming soon. But I just had to post this for laughs.

P.P.P.S. No, I don’t know all the people I posted about that 20Q guessed, just to let you guys know. 😛

SurveyMonkey See, SurveyMonkey Do! January 9, 2009

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I made an amazing discovery yesterday. How did I find it? Google suggestions, actually. I was looking up PollDaddy surveys, and lo and behold was SurveyMonkey. I love it (except for the fact you have to pay if you want to make a survey with more than 10 questions. Grr)!!! 😀 Anyway, I was wondering if you guys could do me a GINORMOUS favor. I made two surveys, one on Celebration of Blogs, and one of this blog. I will be making another one later for Butterfly Forest (once I get more reviews up there), but in the meantime, y’all can take this.

Click here to take the Celebration of Blogs survey

Click here to take the Blog of a Thousand Days survey

Have fun, y’all. These are perfectly anonymous, so don’t worry about being honest. I’d rather you all be HONEST. Really honest. No lying to BB now. 😀

♥Lots of Love and MOLD,

BB

Having a Bad Day? August 18, 2008

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Having a bad day? Or just want something really funny to laugh at?

Click here. And go through all the pages. All of them. And tell me which ones you like best. This will give you a taste of what kind of stuff my uncle sends. He’s HILARIOUS. He sent me some of them and I was totally cracking up and ROFL.