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

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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!

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I Promise, I’m Not a Flake. June 24, 2009

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I promised I’d do blog maintenance. I didn’t.

I promised I’d write more reviews and post them. I didn’t.

I promised I’d write a blog post about my sophomore year. Didn’t do that either. Didn’t start writing a WORD of it.

And I promised I’d record myself singing my own song. Which I DID do. And failed. My microphone stinks. Terribly.

So besides discovering the fact that I’m a singer-songwriter failure, what DID I do this whole weekend?

I promise, I’m not a flake. But I was busy.

  1. I watched Up, and that’s a HUGE deal for me because I NEVER go to the theaters unless it’s Harry Potter or a movie my family or I was DYING to see. In this case, obviously it was the latter (though I AM going to see a certain movie July 15…PSYCHED!). I don’t think I even saw a single movie at the theater last year. Sigh.
  2. I finished Enna Burning. Now THAT ought to be something worth not blogging for a whole weekend, right? And I have yet to write the review for it (and I pinky-promise I will…before the year is out, at least 😛 ), but allow me to tell you now that I love it. I’m currently obsessing over it still. Kind of like I did after I read Book of a Thousand Days (though I’m not at the point of naming anything having to do with fire, haha), and a bit more than I did after finishing Princess Academy. But I love it. If somehow you randomly popped up onto my blog and are reading this and thinking, “Who the hey is this nerdy freak?”, read it, and you will understand. 😉
  3. I started River Secrets. Not that that took so much time (I just started the second chapter 😛 ), but I really, really love it so far. I think the Books of Bayern get better and better by the book!
  4. The biggie…SAT prep classes. I took my first test Monday and pretty much failed (I got a 1700). Then I had to do corrections (do you know how long that would take if you missed that many questions?? Plus, I stayed up until almost three o’ clock in the morning doing it, did some before lunch, and finished up a tiny bit more on the way there), and the next day (Tuesday), I got more homework. I didn’t have class today (phew), and haven’t started homework yet, since it’s not due until next week. But I have been studying and will be starting homework either later today or tomorrow. Tomorrow will be the last class of the week, and I’m praying for now more homework.
  5. The thought of other things I must do…like APUSH notes, which I haven’t even started yet. Sigh.

So, as you can see, I was PLENTY busy. I hope I can still blog, read, review, and have a NORMAL life this summer. As of now, it’s not looking very pretty. I guess I’ll just have to try to do better on Monday tests. 😛

AND I got a Facebook. I am psyched. That’s another thing that has been diverting my attention away from blogging and stuff. Ha.

♥BB

P.S. I’m making a Facebook quiz (one that will actually have intellectual substance, unlike most of the ones that you’ll find on there 😛 ) called something akin to “Which Shannon Hale Character Are You Most Like?”. I’m thinking of doing just the leading ladies and our swoonable guys, but I need your help. I just need a few adjectives that you’d describe the following characters’ PERSONALITIES as:

  • Ani/Isi
  • Geric
  • Enna
  • Finn
  • Razo
  • Dasha
  • Miri
  • Peder
  • Dashti
  • Tegus

Can’t wait to hear your responses! 😀

Praise Be! June 18, 2009

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Summer is here.

Did I just say that?

Summer is here.

At last.

OMG.

Crazy.

This year has been…amazing. Wonderful. Last year left a lot of loose threads. But sophomore year has really tied them together, brought them around into full circuit, making me feel…whole again. It’s given me the opportunity to heal.

So. I shall give a full-blown break-down of every single thing that happened this year (it will be called “My Sophomore Year in a [Real] High School in Review”) tomorrow (if I have the time; I’m going to see Up in three-d tomorrow, and am I PSYCHED!!), BUT that’s the post I said I would private. And this is the post I said would explain why it’s privated. Reason being is that there might be a handful of ridiculous stuff I don’t want read by some schmoe, as well as…well, yes. Maybe a tad bit of boasting. I don’t brag often, but I will be listing awesome stuff. Like accomplishments that I’m proud of. If you want to be “in the know”, the post will have the same password as the other password-protected posts, so no surprise there. If you don’t know the password, e-mail me. Or if you’d rather not hear read me drone on and on about me, me, me (because I really, really, really hate doing that. I’ll refrain from sounding egocentric, I promise), you can chat with me about it.

Again, this summer will be filled with MANY things I’ll be doing. One being maintaining this blog, and POSSIBLY privating it to add some stuff in the meantime.

I shall be doing some (more) literary stuff though. I’m halfway through Enna Burning at the moment, and have thirty-eight more books to read before the month is out (eep!). So I shall read, or maybe do some Goodreads-ing.

Today, I plan to convince my father once and for all to set up a Facebook so he can deem it safe and I can get one myself. Then later I plan to record myself singing AND guitar-playing MY OWN SONG. Cripes. I may do other things. Technically, my summer vacation (if “summer vacation” is defined as a time during the summer when you can do whatever you want) lasts for only three days: tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday. And then it’s done. *weep*

Man. It’s almost seven o’clock. That means the seniors at my school will be graduating in five minutes. *sniffle* I’m not worried for my senior friends, I know they’re going to successful young adults. It’s just that it’s going to be really sad not seeing them around anymore. Now I’m not so happy as I was when I began writing this post. There is something quite bittersweet about the last day of school. Of course, I skipped a whole year of a proper last-day-of-school-sending-off. But that’s a whole ‘nother story. No need to get into that.

♥BB

Blogging Hybernation…and Other News June 14, 2009

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As much as I’d very much like to go right back into my blogging mojo, I just can’t. My conscience (which, you may care to know, is named Hermione Granger) is telling me that I have five finals coming up next week and I better get cracking on four of them. So I must undergo a blogging hybernation, but I would love to blog more than once a week. *glares angrily at Hermione* But I shall be back on Friday.

Actually, scratch that. I will, but I won’t. I’m going to private this blog–as well as Butterfly Forest–for some major blog maintenance (or at least, I hope to do so). Don’t freak out (like don’t think I’m blocking off my blog to the world or something, ha), just keep coming back and checking. When they do reopen, I should have several new sections, no new layout (because I love this layout; the header picture just totally fits in with the quote up top), but two new posts on here (one will be privated, the other will be explaining why it is privated) and a new review (with another following) on Butterfly Forest.

And then…SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man, I just canNOT wait for that horrible, ear-tearing beautiful bell to ring at last (though it will be, I must admit, bittersweet). I already have a to-do list, and since this is my little corner of the net to ramble, I shall lay out my to-do list right here, right now.

  • Blog maintenance (as just stated)
  • Karoke (because I haven’t used my karoke machine in over a year now 😛 😦 )
  • Write a TON of reviews
  • Read the thirty-nine books that I’ve kept for years now and that have been patiently waiting on my shelf
  • E-mail everyone I meant to e-mail (I’m so, so, so, so, so sorry to everyone who has been e-mailing me, but Hermione someone has been banning me from doing so)
  • E-mail my portfolio project to everyone who helped (because, as I have previously stated in other posts, you all ROCK!!!!!!)
  • Call all of my friends (and probably end up talking for hours on end) and finish up a video with animeactress (girly, we need to talk!! 😀 )
  • After June 30, take a trip to the bookstore to “restock”, and try to figure out how to snag amazing ARCs (and if I don’t like them…well, maybe I will give them away on Goodreads or hold contests over at Butterfly Forest for anyone who wants them, haha)
  • Netflix for the whole summer (w00t! w00t! My family and I NEED to finish I Dream of Jeannie!!)
  • Figure out how to get to interview authors
  • Manage my Goodreads to-read list
  • Edit my stories so that they are at least somewhat presentable to all my friends who requested copies of them
  • Make my “Portable Mini-Quote Wall” where I include inside jokes, quotes, and conversations from LRRH, Twitter, yearbook, and other random places (I will need your help on this one)
  • Figure out more books I want to-read
  • Do some amazingly cool picture editing stuff like what Delaney is PRO at
  • Add lyrics to my iTunes library (because that would be AMAZING to have the lyrics to some of my songs on my iPod)
  • Get back on the treadmill and bike over the weekends, since I am officially not sick anymore
  • YEARBOOK CAMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀

So, as you can see, I will have an amazing summer. As long as these (see below) don’t spoil it.

  • SAT Prep camp (which is three times a week, about five hours each session *already feels worn out*)
  • Trig/PreCal tutoring
  • Driver’s ed
  • APUSH summer assignment of five chapters (which, thankfully, I’ve already read, back a few months ago) all HAND-WRITTEN 😮

Hm. I’m quite convinced there was more than that. Oh well. I’d like to think that’s all there is, when there is a whole bunch more fun stuff I will be doing this summer.

But first things first. Finals. Better get back to studying for them now. What finals are you all (or did you all, for those of you whose summer vacation already began, and phoo on you for your summer starting beforehand *is jealous*) take this year? Wish me luck! 😀

♥BB

P.S. I know I said I would leave, but I just had to do this now. Reviewer X is having this fantastic giveaway of Lisa Mantchev’s debut novel, Eyes Like Stars. She just made a “Pub Story” about Lisa here, but you can enter in the fun here. Good luck! 😀

Just a “Nota Bene” June 7, 2009

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I love Google Reader. But not Blogger so much. And it’s just irritating when the two are combined. So. I just want to let those of you who use Blogger to make sure you guys don’t totally freak out and get ticked off with me just because I happened to be your only follower (or one of your few followers) and all of a sudden I’m not following you.

I stopped using Blogger’s “follower” system for the reason of it combining with Google Reader. Like I said, it’s annoying and irritating. And I just labeled all my blogs (stuff like “Friends’ Blogs”, “Author Blogs”, et cetera), so it’s equally more annoying when not all of your blogs are under “Blogs I’m Following” when, technically, I’m following all of them. I read them all, which is the same as following. But Blogger doesn’t think so.

So now I’m just unfollowing all the blogs Blogger says I’m following. Plus, I lost track of all the blogs I forgot to label as “following” on Blogger. It’s just easier to make things simple. HA.

Another thing: I really, really, really want to subscribe and read more book review blogs. Any suggestions from you guys? Also, if you know of any great Jane Austen blogs, I would love to know about them. Please give me a URL!

Last thing before I wrap up: take the poll below! I really want to know your opinion.

♥BB

P.S. Remind me to tell you guys about the new swoonable fictional guy I met… 😉

Um…hi? June 5, 2009

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I know I haven’t blogged in forever. I missed blogging. I even wrote a whole body copy thingy-ma-bobber on it for yearbook. I feel like such a hypocrite; I almost made it seem like I “forgot” about my blog (which I didn’t, just so you know), and I went around parading about the glories of blogging and begged wonderful people for surveys. And I bugged you all. Massivly. So. With that said, I want to give a huge

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

to everyone who helped. Because you all seriously rock. Not only because you are all so literary, but because you’ve been so supportive and thoughtful to help me out. 😀 A few honorable mentions:

Miss Clark, for spreading the word about the survey and collecting votes to me. You’ve been such big help!

Wisdom of Youth, for forwarding my messages about the survey to your friends! Whether you read this or not, I truly appreciate it. Your friends have been sending me e-mails. 😀

Chloe, for being my main “feedback-giver” throughout the whole process! You may not get to read this, but thanks so much, chica. I don’t know what I would have done without your thoughts and opinions. (Chloe pretty much saw the “evolution” of my spread from the time it was a blank page to its current, almost-finished state. 🙂 ) Also, special thanks to Juvelyn, who occasionally helped with my spread.

All the lovely ladies who did the surveys where you actually had to write down responses. Priya, Maya, Spider, Anilee, Ina-chan, Danielle, Faith, Delaney, anime, Erin, and Ashlee, you girls are AWESOME. But you should know have known that anyway, since I’m sure I’m not the first to tell you all that.

And, of course, thanks to EVERYONE–the personal and online friends, the blogger reviewers, and the authors (this was AMAZING that AUTHORS responded. Seriously, I fangirl over authors on the Internet more than I would if a top celebrity passed me by on the street) who responded to the “Three Newberys” poll/survey. And even bigger THANK YOU to those whom I’d never met (even in through forums, blogs, et cetera) but were simply friends of friends, friends of friends of friends, friends of friends of friends of friends….ok, I’ll stop. 😉 But really, THANK YOU. The fact that someone who doesn’t even know me but wants to help me out is absolutely amazing. It makes me feel better about the world, despite how much I agree with Lizzie Bennet’s quote, “The more I see of the world, the more I think less of it.” Perhaps things are indeed looking up in the future. 🙂 (BTW, I’m not sure if that quote is correct verbatim. I just tried to remember it from the 1995 version. I haven’t seen it in awhile, come to think of it!)

Hm, should I continue talking? I have a lot to blog about: memes, yearbook (we distributed it today and I have an artistic-y story I would like to share with you all!), writings (including what I wrote for yearbook for my portfolio that you all helped me with!), my ridiculous cold (though I think enough has been said on my Twitter about that, ha!), my computer breaking down and my new computer (though I’m typing away on my dad’s at the moment; plus, I’ve ranted enough on this subject on Twitter).

So all I’ve been doing is Twittering this whole time. Yes, Twittering. Which reminds me of another thing I must blog about….

I really do have a Notepad on my computer where I jot down blog topics. So in case I ever get blogger’s block again, I will always have an idea. 🙂 Now I think I will get into what Summermoon once called a blogger mojo.

And, though you all know already, I LOVE all your blogs. They really make my day. No matter what. I love y’all for that. 😀

♥BB

My Return…Again. May 15, 2009

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I’m back! Again! Hahaha! I’ll admit, this time around, I didn’t leave because of I was busy, but mainly because I was lazy, I s’pose. But I have been updating Twitter. It’s too addicting to not make time for.

I sent most of you guys a message on Goodreads (if you have a Goodreads account, that is), and the rest of you all an e-mail. Some of you replied to the thread I made about it on LRRH, but if you are totally confused about what I’m talking about, here’s the message I sent:

As you may or may not be well aware, I am doing a portfolio project for my Yearbook/Journalism class at school.  This project is broken into assignments, one of which is a two-page spread for a pretend “music magazine”.  However, being that books are indeed my passion, I decided to do my spread on the Newberys, which, I can safely say, I am quite obsessed with. 😉 I’m not finished with my spread yet, being that the intended result is quite elaborate (and perhaps a bit of an overkill), but I am nearing the end!  This spread will be featured at my local county fair, and it would be positively amazing for me if I took home some sort of ribbon (a blue one might be pushing it).

Where do you step in?  As I just stated, I’m nearing the completion of the spread, but I have one outstanding “task” to do for it that I’m adding on to make it stand out a bit.  I’m doing a survey on readers’ top favorite Newbery books—both Medal- and Honor-winning—and making a pie chart of my results to put on the spread, to pizzazz the whole thing up.  I have so many close friends on Goodreads, as well as brilliant authors I am acquainted with, that I feel that there is no one better to ask to help me out than all of you!  If you could take the time to review this updated list of the Newberys on Wikipedia and pick out your TOP THREE FAVORITES from there, I would be ever so grateful! 😀 I am extremely excited about this spread being submitted to the fair, and it makes me even happier that I can incorporate the “bookish-ness” and opinions of all my terrific friends.  Thank you so much!

~bookbutterfly

P.S. If you have any questions at all, you can reply to this message, or shoot me an e-mail (because I LOVE getting e-mails just as much as I love getting snail mail addressed to me!) at LADY [dot] DASHTI [at] GMAIL [dot] COM. 😀

So. Say I win an amazing prize at the fair. Not that I’m being overly confident, but just say I do. And YOU helped in it’s making. AMAZING, right?

If you think it is, and you haven’t voted yet, go right on ahead and leave a comment of your three favorite Newberys.

Some FAQs I’ve gotten:

  • It doesn’t matter whether it won the Medal or the Honor.
  • Yes, only three.
  • No personal info is necessary, but the author name would be nice if the books you chose aren’t very well known. 🙂
  • If you don’t want the world to know your favorites for whatever reason, you can e-mail me at the nicely bolded and capitalized e-mail address you see above.
  • There is no set due date, but I have to get the spread done in a couple weeks, but I’ve been hording the computer for a couple weeks now and I want to let my friends get just as much time on it, even if they’re not submitting their portfolio spread to the fair. I’m just not a greedy hog. So you can help me appear to not be a greedy hog if you send in the titles before (and now I’ll give an exact date) Wednesday, May 20. I’ll let you all know if I extend or shorten the time you have.

Easy rules? Then go for it! 😀

Something Old, Something New April 25, 2009

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When I first sat down to write this post, I originally intended to write about how my creative juices were not flowing and started rambling nonsensically. I’ll post it withing the next few days, but it might bore some of you to death. Of course, I’ll pizzazz it up a bit before actually posting it, but for now, just deal with this post. 😀 As I was writing this post, I went from brain dead to brain “alive”, so…I’m all good for now.

MY COUSIN GOT MARRIED TODAY!!! OH. EHM. GEE. (I just wanted to do say it like that. 😛 ) I haven’t seen her for almost a year because she lives in New York, but she flew over with her now-husband to get married in California! She looked absolutely stunning as a bride, and it’s really funny because she was my mom’s flowergirl over twenty years ago!! CRAZY!! At the end of the ceremony, when a lot of people started turning on the waterworks and when my cousin and her new hubby were hugging their parents, I almost cried along with everyone else. It was all so sweet. We had so many highlights, but just a few include:

  • Actually figuring out how this relative is related to me and making a rough “family tree” in the car after the reception
  • Taking way too many pictures. One of them was a picture of my dad and my cousin (technically, she’s my dad’s cousin’s daughter, which I guess would make her my great-cousin’s daughter…or just a second cousin of mine. Or a cousin twice removed? Once removed? GAH I don’t need to be more brain dead than I already am! 😉 ) posing together, the latter holding a spoon and putting a HILARIOUS expression on her face. Priceless, but unexplainable over writing. There were also too many “self-portraits” that were (1) almost impossible to take and (2) almost impossible not to laugh while watching or taking.
  • My first cousin winning the bouquet toss…and the aforementioned great cousin’s daughter/my cousin somehow removed’s fiance catching the garter, haha. It was hilarious when my first cousin got the bouquet though; it just pretty much fell into her hands–she just stood there and it came right to her!! It’s funnier because she made me promise that I marry after she does.
  • People telling me that I’m “third in line”. First would be the bride, the second would be the aforementioned bouquet-catching cousin, the third being me. Me, turning sixteen next month. Ay caramba. So after the bouquet-catching cousin, I’m the next blood-related bride.
  • Relatives planning my wedding (sort of; see the bullet point above)
  • Relatives saying (in Korean and English), “OH MY GOSH, BB, YOU GREW SO MUCH!!! Look how tall you are! How old are you? What grade are you in? How’s school? Are you doing well?” etc.
  • Having home court advantage (yaya!)! As I mentioned before, most of my American-residing relatives live in California, and the bride’s hubby is from New York, so…everytime someone from my family went up to talk or say a speech, they would get a whole bunch of woots and cheers whereas someone from the groom’s side of the family wouldn’t really get anything besides some polite applause.
  • The bouquet-catching cousin asking me if I had Facebook, to which I replied no, and to which she responded that many of our cousins and somehow-someway-related cousins are also on there, to which I asked if they all had a Facebook group, to which she replied no but that it was a good idea, to which we started, well, coming up with names for the group, even though I’m not on Facebook. We had some good laughs.
  • My grandma dancing on the dance floor and everyone giving her a huge round of applause! She was dressed in her han-bok (Korean traditional wear: see here and scroll to the lady with the green skirt for a good idea of what it looks like; just imagine a seventy-something year old Korean lady wearing that and dancing to disco music from the nineties), and helped “break the ice for the young people to dance on the dance floor” (as my dad said). 

So…I had a pretty good time, as you can see. I know none of my cousins that were there will read this anytime soon, unless I get a Facebook and link this post to them or something, but if I could give a shout out to the bride, I would say, “COUSIN S, WISH YOU AND YOUR HUBBY THE BEST!!!!!” (hey, that kind of rhymes…)

And I’m sure a few of you already know, but my computer died. And today, it officially died. And so I won’t be on as much until I get a new computer, and goodness knows when that will be. And right now I’m using my dad’s work laptop, which is annoying because the laptop mouse has a mind of it’s own and some weird windows for my dad’s work keeps popping up too often in the middle of my typing. And I’m saying “and” a lot. And that’s all with the “and”s. Promise. 😀

❤ BB (can’t do the real heart on this laptop, grr)

Mundane Monday…and Miscellaneous Part Two April 20, 2009

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That’s what it is. Man, I HATE going back to school after a nice, relaxing vacation!! Ah, well…at least I get to see all my friends more often now. I’m trying to be a little optimistic and a litte less pessimistic and cynical. 😉 

As a side note…this blog is, if you haven’t noticed already, ALIVE. A-L-I-V-E. It’s ACTIVE. You can tag me, and I’ll do the meme. BB AND HER BLOGS ARE NOT DEAD. I think I’ve lost some readers over the months that I was gone, so please be aware this is now active. And if you know someone who used to read my blog and stopped because they thought all my blogs died, please let him or her know they are all alive. If they are interested in reading more about BB, that is. 😉

I LOVED Easter break!! I got to write four different songs…no, wait…FIVE!! FIVE songs! w00t! 😀 That is truly happy-making. 😀 I posted one already. A few of you I know saw it (I have spies…on WordPress. They’re called Stats. 😀 ), and I would just love feedback on it. If you still don’t have my amazing passwork to unlock the secret door to my song lyrics, I will gladly give it to you via e-mail or LRRH PMs. 😀 If you don’t want to share it under comments, you can simply e-mail me (e-mails on the sidebar, as always). Guys, no comments makes me feel like there is some sort of awkward silence. 😦 So please…say something. Anything. You can even write a paragraph about chocolate chip cookies. Or just write “DAFFODILS!!!!”. I don’t care. Just please…make me feel like I’m not talking to myself (which is one reason I took a blog break). Anyway, but for those of you who did read my song (there are a couple of you I gave an early viewing to; THANK YOU!!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!! 😀 ), but I just wrote one that is one of my favorites. If you’d like an “early viewing” (like an ARC of a book, I guess I could call it…I dunno, an AVSL–Advanced Viewing of Song Lyrics, although it makes me sound like some distinguished songwriter, which I am not. I still need to polish my songwriting skills, which aren’t very good to begin with), e-mail me!! Talk to me, people, talk to me!! 😀 😉

Ok, fourth order of business: I want you guys to vote. Not like for a government position or whatever, but for a book. I need help on what to review next, but I have a lot in mind! Here’s the poll:

Also, for yearbook, I had told you all on LRRH that I’m working on a portfolio. However, I need you all to help me on something else; I need some people to survey. So if you’d like to participate, please leave a comment (you don’t have to put your e-mail down, unless you are certain I don’t know it and that you are not under a WordPress account and you are using a fake e-mail like abc@123.net.) OR e-mail me!!

Thanks, everyone!!!!!!! 😀

♥BB

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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