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

Posted by bookbutterfly in blogs and blogging, books, friends, holidays, movies, quizzes, school and other academic stuff, websites, writings.

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. 😦



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! 😀


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! 😀

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,


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. 😛

Country Music and Other Randomness November 13, 2008

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Wow. I actually had forgotten I had a blog I had to take care of for the past few days. Wow. And I even visited Anilee’s old WP blog, and I still forgot that.  And today was the strangest school day: we had “the largest earthquake practice drill in U.S. History” that had a PA system that informed us, “if an earthquake occurs and you are in bed, stay in bed.” LOL. 😆 On top of that, we had “the talk”. Allow me to end there, s’il vous plait.


CMAs!!! Ok, so I didn’t watch them, but I did record it and find out who won. I copied and pasted the winners and nominees waay below for those of you interested.  I’m really happy for Sugarland, Carrie Underwood (who co-hosted the show with Brad Paisley), and Lady Antebellum, but more so for Sugarland, b/c they really swept this year’s CMAs.  I mean, seriously, what is up with CMAs and not awarding female vocalists/bands for Entertainer of the Year?  They work as hard (if not harder) than the guys!!  Despite that, Sugarland actually got nominated for Entertainer of the Year!  Even though they lost that award to Kenny Chesney, I’ll really really excited and happy and glad and elated and….I’m running out of positive adjectives. 😉 Plus, it’s even AWESOMER that it was this year they got those awards and this year I got to see them live in concert.  I’m still grudging a little that I missed the meet-and-greet.  Oh well.  Next time I go to their concert I shall meet them.

What with CMA hangover for me (ya know, like how people are still suffering election hangover?  Current politics quickly got wiped off the whiteboard in my mind, hahaha), I thought of a funny game.  It’s called “BB is obsessed with country music when….” You play it like those other LRRH games, like “You are obsessed with LRRH/Shannon Hale/Harry Potter/etc. when….”  I’ll start off with a few, and if any of you guys come up with some you want to share (or you can link to here on your blog and start a post where you do the same game but with a different obsession you have; if you do this, please leave a comment! I would absolutely love to read similar posts to mine!! 😀 ) I’m uber curious to see what you guys come up with.

You know BB is obsessed with country music when….

she goes on Google and upon seeing her new e-mail, lady [dot] dashti, has to take a double take b/c she promised she thought it said lady [dot] antebellum. (har har har)

she tries to friend and subscribe to as many country artists as possible.

she screams when she sees that her computer is posting the CMAs…Red Carpet Show.

she talks about the CMAs in a full blast paragraph on her blog, and adds the whole list of winners/nominees on the same post.

she makes up this game.


Bold – the winner

Red – who I was rooting for (may have more than one, hehe 😉 )

Entertainer of the Year

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Sugarland
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Alison Krauss
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year (no red here b/c I really don’t listen to male country artists; I guess b/c it’s hard for me to sing along to them, and also b/c they’re usually VERY corny…too corny for me 😉 )

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Alan Jackson
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Rodney Atkins
  • Lady Antebellum
  • James Otto
  • Kellie Pickler

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Eagles
  • Emerson Drive
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Big & Rich
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Sugarland
  • The Wreckers

Single of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Producer)

  • “Don’t Blink”
    Kenny Chesney
    Produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney
    BNA Records
  • “Gunpowder & Lead”
    Miranda Lambert
    Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
    Columbia Records
  • “I Saw God Today”
    George Strait
    Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
    MCA Nashville
  • “Stay”
    Produced by Byron Gallimore, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles
    Mercury Nashville
  • “You’re Gonna Miss This”
    Trace Adkins
    Produced by Frank Rogers
    Capitol Records Nashville

Album of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Producer)

  • Carnival Ride
    Carrie Underwood
    Produced by Mark Bright
    19 Records Limited/Arista Nashville
  • Cowboy Town
    Brooks & Dunn
    Produced by Kix Brooks, Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn and Bob DiPiero
    Arista Nashville
  • Good Time
    Alan Jackson
    Produced by Keith Stegall
    Arista Nashville
  • Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
    Kenny Chesney
    Produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney
    BNA Records
  • Troubadour
    George Strait
    Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
    MCA Nashville

Song of the Year (Award goes to Songwriter and Primary Publisher)

  • “Good Time”
    Alan Jackson
    EMI-April Music/Tri-Angels Music
  • “I Saw God Today”
    Rodney Clawson/Monty Criswell/Wade Kirby
    Big Red Toe/Extremely Loud Music/Steel Wheels Music/Blind Mule Music
  • “Letter To Me”
    Brad Paisley
    EMI-April Music/Sea Gayle Music
  • “Stay”
    Jennifer Nettles
    Jennifer Nettles Publishing
  • “You’re Gonna Miss This”
    Ashley Gorley/Lee Thomas Miller
    EMI Blackwood Music/Songs of Combustion/Sea Gayle Music

Musical Event of the Year (Award to each Artist)

  • Josh Turner featuring Trisha Yearwood
    “Another Try”
    MCA Nashville
  • Reba McEntire and Kenny Chesney
    “Every Other Weekend”
    MCA Nashville
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
    “Gone Gone Gone”
    Rounder Records
  • Sugarland featuring Little Big Town and Jake Owen
    “Life In A Northern Town”
    Mercury Nashville
  • Kenny Chesney (duet with George Strait)
    BNA Records

Music Video of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Director)

  • “Don’t Blink”
    Kenny Chesney
    Directed by Shaun Silva
  • “Good Time”
    Alan Jackson
    Directed by Trey Fanjoy
  • “Stay”
    Directed by Shaun Silva
  • “Waitin’ On A Woman”
    Brad Paisley featuring Andy Griffith
    Directed by Jim Shea & Peter Tilden
  • “You’re Gonna Miss This”
    Trace Adkins
    Directed by Peter Zavadil

Musician of the Year

  • Jerry Douglas – Dobro
  • Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
  • Dann Huff – Guitar
  • Brent Mason – Guitar
  • Mac McAnally – Guitar


Desert Island Meme October 22, 2008

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All forgiveness to Spider, for not doing this cool little meme! Spider tagged me to do it back in August, and, as you all know, I “disappeared” from the Internet world. *sniff* And I missed a ton of really cool looking memes. *sniffsniff* And…I’M FINALLY GETTING MY LIFE BACK!!!!!!! 😀 😉 Anyway…

1. List the 10 books/collected works/series that you would bring on a desert island.
2. (Optional) Say why you would bring them.
3. Link to the person who linked to you.
4. Tag 6 people to also do the meme.
5. Leave a comment to let those people know.

1. Everything by Shannon Hale–and while I’m on the island, I’d sneakily order new books. Hey, they’re part of the collection!

2. Harry Potter–no duh. I’m a total HP geek/rather obssessive fan. 😉

3. All Things Jane Austen–need I say more?

4. Old-time classics for kids (e.g. Edward Eager, Eleanor Estes, E. Nesbit, etc.)–ok, so I cheated on this one. But I see these authors as almost all of one big series, since they all got ideas from each other, mention each other, and are very alike. And they’re such adorable stories.

5. All of Kate DiCamillo’s stuff–for when I’m in the animal fiction mood.

6. The Sisters Grimm–so what if the writing ain’t the best? They’re such fun books, and they crack me up.

7. American Girl/Girls of Many Lands–honestly, you can never outgrow these books. That’s exactly what I told my mom today when we got the Christmas catalog.

8. Lady Grace Mysteries (including the ones I’m having trouble getting my hands on! 😉 )–Ah. Gotta love these. Historical fiction, mystery, diary format. Still mad at how the sequels will not be published in the US as far as I know. Hmph.

9. Novels from my childhood (e.g. Tomie DePaola, Roald Dahl)–not exactly a collection either, but these books stand up from when I was a little elementary school kid. 😀

10. Classics like Jane Eyre and To Kill a Mockingbird that are unforgettable and that you can never get tired of.

I tag…hm, I hope you terrific gals haven’t been tagged yet: anime, Danielle, Delaney, Summermoon, and Faith.

edit: Also, very late thanks to Taiger for making those fabulous MOLDy banners! I have them all set up now! You can see an even bigger one on my “Who I Am” page! Also, please vote on my cute little poll on the side!

Sorry!!! (and a partial rant) July 27, 2008

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Oi, I have been such a bad, bad, bad BB. Y’all can punish me. I haven’t been updating B1000 faithfully, and I have so many things I want to post about!

This is going to be a post mainly on how PB is going, but before I do so, I want to first and foremost say that if in any way I sound like I’m bragging or being pretentious about my work, I do not mean it in that way. I know what writer’s block is like, and I had that same experience with PB for…meh, maybe an year and a half, and the most recent one was about 2 months long. So, again, please do not get the wrong idea that I’m trying to boast. It’s just something that occurred to me last night.

So last afternoon, I found the time to write a bit of PB. I’ve probably said it a billion times already, but Pandora is a pain in the neck (or the bum, whichever preferable). She can be so annoying that she’s so much fun to write about. I’ve finally figured out her personality: she’s a cross between Hermione Granger and Emma Woodhouse with a quick temper and tending to be a bit of spoiled brat (which she knows, but doesn’t like to admit). The most bizarre thing is, I intended to make her a lot like me, and ended up letting her write the story (so it seems *roll*). So now, Pandora is not, indeed, like me. OK, so I am like Hermione, but not in the way Pandora is. Pandora has this really annoying, bossy, know-it-all (ok, I can be a little bit of a know-it-all), but Dora is good intentioned like Emma Woodhouse…yet still ends up in a strange situation.

I wrote this scene last night which I enjoyed reading as well as writing (I mean, which Pandora wrote). I want to see what you guys think of it so far. Note that Pandora goes through a name change at this point (which is Ch3), and she is called “Lena” or “Noelena”, and right now she’s in Sandria (long story how, and it would be spoiling Ch2) dressed in a Regency England-style gown. Phil is a guy who becomes a friend and mentor of hers (in the last chapter, his leg got injured…that’s another spoiler, so I can’t explain much at this point), and the two have a brother-sister-type relationship. So here’s the scene! Enjoy! (P.S. I changed it from 3rd person to 1st person narration. It’s easier and makes it more fun for me. The original PB, for some reason, skipped from 3rd to 1st person, but I’m fond of 1st right now.) (P.P.S. Some of it is slightly altered from the original in my WordDoc due to the fact that it’d reveal too many spoilers.)

Then I stormed out the front door. How could Phil be so idiotic? And why did boys always act as if they had no brain in their skulls?
It was a little chilly, and when I stepped out, I saw Phil cutting up some wood, limping a little as he walked to and fro between stacks of lumber.
Walking up to him, I put my hands on my hips, and, right before I was about to open my mouth to scold him, he looked up at me. We were about a yard apart, and I could see that his dark hair was plastered with sweat onto his forehead.
“How do you do, miss? Are you traveling from the town?” he asked, and began to bow, but lost his balance from his limp. He began to fall, but I quickly caught him, and, somehow, he ended up right in my lap.
I sighed, clucking my tongue. “Don’t be ridiculous, Phil,” I said, trying to sound angry, though it was all quite amusing.
“Lena?” he looked up at me, confused, squinting his eyes. “I barely recognized you, what with your gown and cloak and your hair and all.” He got up, brushing himself off. “You look nice, by the way.”
“Thanks,” I said, but noticed how soiled my dress had already gotten from the forest dirt. Annoyed, I retorted, “And you look sweaty. What are you thinking? You just got injured yesterday—”
He laughed. “You’re quite a funny girl. I’m fine, I’ve just got a scar on my leg, [but it won’t heal right away,] and especially with such a deep cut it’ll take awhile—”
“So why were you working when you could be resting your leg?” I asked, exasperated.
“This is my job, and, anyway, I can’t [and shouldn’t let anyone else do it.]”
I sighed again. I couldn’t scold him for doing his chore. “Fine…We’re having breakfast soon.”
I spun on my heels, about to go, but Phil cried, “Wait! Stay here.”
“Why?” I asked, still aggravated.
“Just wait! I have to tell you something,” he said. He was picking up some of the lumber and taking it towards the side of the cabin.
“Don’t you need help?” I asked, running up to him.
“It wouldn’t be right if I had a young lady like you carry this. Anyway, you might get a splinter. I already have several,” he said carelessly.
“For goodness’ sake, this is the 21st century!”
Phil wrinkled his nose. “Not in Sandria.”
Without further ado, I snatched half of his bundle and cried like a child in a playground, “Last one to the cabin is a rotten egg!”
“Hey! I thought you cared about my injured leg!” he cried behind me.
I beat Phil instantly, but found splinters on a couple of my fingers that hurt terribly.
“Told you I could carry them,” I said.
“Told you you’d get splinters,” Phil replied back.
“Why’d you underestimate me?” I asked.
“Oh, I don’t know, you were always a little on the spoiled brat-side. Now, let me see your hand,” he said.
With a dirty look, I muttered, “I’ll let you see my hand,” but before I could get the chance to slap him, he had grabbed my hand and had formed little puffy white clouds over my splintered fingers. The clouds turned grey, rained on my fingers, and, before I knew it, the splinters were gone.

Something I Noticed… May 18, 2008

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Song in My Head: “Lookin’ for a Good Time” by Lady Antebellum (w00t!! They’re awesome!)

Something I’ve noticed lately is that….most things (mind that I wrote the word “MOST”) that I first think that I’m going to totally HATE I end up getting OBSESSED with. Weird, huh? So I decided to make a little list of those things. I put them in chronological order that I got obsessed with them. 😉

1. Harry Potter: OK…so, I really did not like it at all. Honestly, the books came out when I was 4, and I started reading chapter books a couple years later, but…I think if my mom hadn’t bought the books just because, I don’t think I’d ever pick them up even when I was able to read them. (sorry if that didn’t make any sense) Look at me now: I’m freakishly obsessed with HP; I’ve memorized the HP trio’s full names (including middle name), as well as their b-days. *roll*

2. Country music: Yep, this is on the list, too. Well, when I was little, my mom would say how much she didn’t like country, so I just agreed with her just because she was my mom. What I didn’t know was that LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live” and Faith Hill’s “Breathe” and “This Kiss” were country (and I loved those songs when I was little!). So…now, as you probably know, I love, love, love, love country music like crazy.

3. iPods and iTunes: Even in 6th and 7th grade, I had a little grudge against peoples with iPods. Until I got my first two years ago. And then…the rest is history! 🙂

4. Shannon Hale (more specifically, PA): Well, I think it’s just easier if you read this explanation (read Ch. 3) then me to retell the whole story. 😕

5. LRRH: Seriously, guys, I have a confession to make: I did not like LRRH at all when I first went on. Honest to goodness. I dunno why, I guess when I clicked the PA subforum, the whole thing seemed too whacked out to me (I know what y’all are gonna say: “speak for yourself!”), and all the siggie pics were all new to me. That was in Nov 2007. A few weeks later, I went on again, and I liked it better and better each time I went on (OK, well the Great Crash of 2008 prevented me from going on for a week or so) until I finally decided to join. Maybe I’m just a little obsessed with it…. 😉 Well, I’ve made terrific friends on the forum, and I feel so totally lucky to be an LRRHer, where geeks rule the world! muahahahahahah 😀

BB’s Top 20 Books May 5, 2008

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Well, I’ve seen Miss Erin, Anilee, anime, and Summermoon do this.

What: Top twenty favourite books in no particular order. Don’t think about it for too long. Take twenty minutes only to compile your list. Bold the ones you’ve read, or reread, since you’ve started blogging. Include novels, non fiction and plays.

[OK, so I don’t know how long I took, but I know I have way more than 20. Sorry, but I have a lot of favorite books…but PA is #1 in my heart, of course. 😉 And I tried putting them in order, but…took to long.]
26 Fairmount Avenue Series by Tomie dePaola
American Girl Series
Girls of Many Lands Series
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Lady Grace Mysteries
The Doll People Series by Ann M. Martin
The Sarah, Plain and Tall Series by Patricia MacLachlan
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
Half Magic by Edward Eager (plus all his other books)

The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Cages by Peg Kehret
Captain’s Command by Anna Myers

Dog by Daniel Pennac
The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittany Ryan
Holes by Louis Sachar
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
Dragon: Hound of Honor by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Hamilton
Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson
Going for Great by Carolee Brockmann (I know it’s AG, but it deserves honor)
Stolen Words by Amy Goldman Koss (Also AG, but it also deserves honor)
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
Pinky Pye by Eleanor Estes
The Alley by Eleanor Estes