Saturday, October 15, 2011

I love college.

So, it's been a while. First thing I want to say to you guys is hello my lovelies! I've missed you. I really have.

It's been almost two months since I've gotten in school. It's getting so much better. I've made amazing friends, and it's just a lot of fun. I fit in for the first time in my life into the "popular" kids, and it's great.

I've actually joined a few clubs. On occasion, I volunteer for some events that are going around on campus. Like tomorrow, I'm pretty sure I'm giving tours to counselors and getting $10 cash. It's exciting.

I am very involved in the paranormal club in the school, which is awesome. I went to Salem, Mass recently with the group and got a bunch of protective stones and I am getting way more into my religion, which you guys may not know that I am a Wiccan.

I am loving it here. We have so many different activities and events going on here. It's just too much fun for a school with only one hundred and eighty something kids. I just love it here.

So, that's it for today. We're in the middle of watching Easy A and I kind of want to watch it more than I have been... Yep, so I'll talk to you eventually!


Thursday, September 1, 2011


Okay, so I've been at school since Monday afternoon. And you know what? I'm actually having a lot of fun. I mean, sure I miss home, but I think that this is the best thing for me.

I miss my cats, and the dogs, of course. How could I not miss my cuddly animals? I just don't want to bear seeing them when they realize that it will be a while before I come back home. I'm sure that they're going to be sitting in front of my bedroom door, waiting for me to come out. But, you know what? I'll be home in almost three months, so they can see me then... I just hope they don't eat me...

My school is great, though. I've made a bunch of new friends. A few of us had an epic game of Monopoly going last night, but we kind of gave up after three hours, due to the fact it was nearing midnight and we had nine-am classes.

My Art History teacher is so chill, too. He took off his shoes, and taught us an ancient Greek greeting dance. It's going to be an awesome semester. That's all I have to say.

I'm so excited for tomorrow. A professional group of parnormal experts are going to come to the school and give a seminar. They're also going to lead an investigation of the Photo Barn/Douglass Hall, the most haunted building on campus. I'm going to be front and center of this seminar and I can't wait to get investigating the paranormal. Or, in other words, I'm going to be a Ghost Hunter! XD

So, I can't believe I am saying this, but I love school. I don't mind waking up before seven-thirty. It's a different experience, and I love it.


Thursday, August 18, 2011


Hey everyone,

I know it's been a while, but there are some big changes going on around here. When I say big changes, I mean it literally.

A week from tomorrow, I'm going off to school. It's strange to think about, being on my own for the first time, but I'm kind of excited. In fact, I've been busy shopping for my dorm room almost every day after work, working almost thirty five hours a week, and packing everything away. It's almost surreal at this point.

One week? Yeah, that's really it. It's crazy.

But, I have had time to myself. Today, while on StumbleUpon, I saw a fact that really amazed me. I don't have the link (I was stupid and hit stumble before deciding to put it in here) so I'll just type it out. It does have something to do with writing, but I'm not very pleased about it.

"A researcher at California State University calculated that non-fiction writers live an average of 68 years, longer than their cohorts who write poems, plays, and fiction works."

It just stood out to me, and I hope it's not true. I want to live longer than that...

That's it for now, I'll blog more when I'm at school, telling you about my days.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Okay, well...

Hey everyone,

Sorry I haven't been on in a bit, summer has just been hectic. Not only am I working full-time for the first time in my two and a half years of working in this same office, but I only have Tuesdays and Fridays off... I have a total of seven days off for the month of August (well, before the 24th at least...)

On August 26th, I leave the only home I have known for school in New Hampshire. Move-in day is going to be pretty crazy, since I have to be on the road by six in the morning to get there at nine, the time that check-in is expected.

The biggest thing on my mind right now is Potter. I guess it's because it is the birthday of the Boy Who Lived, as well as the wonderful woman who created the world I wish to be a part of, Ms. Jo Rowling.

I was hoping to be a  part of Pottermore by now, however I woke up at six this morning and registration had closed by five. I was extremely disappointed. Not only am I going to stay up all night so I can be a part of this wonderful new world, but I have work in the morning. I will not be sleeping at all. I will be genuinely disappointed if I cannot register tonight.

Seriously, I may cry.

I saw the movie on the fifteenth, the midnight premiere that my town was putting on. I was in full costume, of course, my third Harry Potter premiere in costume. I was surprised by how well the movie was shown, but I was disappointed when it came to the fate of the Elder Wand. I'm not going into details, only true fans would know what should have happened.

Okay, so I will be posting more often, I promise this time!

For now, that's all.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm ALIVE!!!

Okay, so I know that I have been MIA for a month and a half, BUT I HAVE REASONS!

If you read my last blog, you may have seen that I was down to the final month and a half of school, and that things were getting a little stressful for me (not sure if I actually mentioned that last part, but yeah, you get the idea...).

Now, school is over, and I am a high school graduate! FINALLY! I don't have to wake up at six am to get to school by seven thirty... I don't have to go to that dreaded school anymore to do what the teachers tell me I have to do because it is the law... I don't have to deal with some specific people anymore (which I will explain a little bit later)... oh this is the good life now!

So I'm pretty sure I passed all my classes, considering I graduated. It feels good to be out. I can start writing more often, and I may be able to finish at least half of what I wanted to finish before I head off to New Hampshire in the fall. :)

As for the people that I don't want to deal with anymore, it is specifically towards one girl. This girl has been irritating me for the entire year because she thinks that she is better than me at everything, including writing. She pushes me out of my circle of friends and fights with me over the littlest things, all because she doesn't think that my OPINIONS are correct. Like at all. She will tell me that my opinions are one hundred percent false and that I am wrong. Yeah, since when is an opinion wrong?
Thankfully, she's going to school a good couple hours away from me, so I won't have to deal with her ever again. I finally get to leave all the drama behind.

I've been talking to a few of my classmates for next year and I found this girl who I am pretty sure is going to be one of my best friends. She reminds me of my current best friend, in the sense that she has a feather obsession, like myself, and that she is also a huge Harry Potter fan. I think her and I will get along just fine :)

Well, that's all that matters to me right now... I guess that now that I have time to turn my computer on (which I swear I haven't done in a month...) I will blog more, and tweet more, and even write more.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Well then...

Okay, so I just noticed I haven't posted in a while... I have reason for this!

Well, this whole month has been really hectic and with school coming to a close and me going off to college in August, I have a lot of things to do.

Actually, scratch that.

Truth is, I just haven't been on my computer. Seriously. I have work and I've been writing again, and I've gotten hooked on the Sims Medieval. So, yeah, I haven't been online much.

I think that once school is over and I actually have things to talk about, I will be posting again. Regularly. But I guess we'll just have to wait and see for that, won't we?


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chocolate and Paper

Take a bar of your favorite chocolate. I prefer working with the Hershey's bars, you know the easily breakable ones? Yeah. Break it up into pieces.

Grab a pen and a piece of paper, or a notebook.

Get ready for the instructions:

Smell the chocolate. Feel the pattern of the chocolate piece. When you are satisfied, put the small piece of chocolate on your tongue. DO NOT CHEW THE CHOCOLATE! Let the chocolate slowly melt on your tongue. Taste it.

As the chocolate melts, write whatever comes to mind. Whether you make a list, or a story, write anything that comes to mind. It could be about dragons, death, birth, whatever. Just write it.

Once the first piece of chocolate is gone, take another.

When the entire chocolate bar is gone, stop writing.

If you made a list, develop it into a story. If you wrote a story, wait a few days then continue it.

I learned this when I went to Accepted Students Day at my college. It's a surrealism exercise. I find that chocolate helps with my writing. I am going to have a bar of chocolate every time that I write. It might help me get over the writers block.

Another exercise that we did was a "coin flip" exercise. Find a random word, if there is a website that will give you a random word, great! Take that word and start your story with it. Keep writing. When you feel as though your story is coming to a close, get another random word. This second word is the word that is the last word of the story. I had two words that I had never heard of in my life before... hopefully this doesn't happen to you.

Try it. Maybe it will help you, too!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I was given this idea to write this while I was babysitting my boss's kids.

Unfortunately, I do have some issues with one of her daughters. The oldest is a special needs child. She cannot speak that well and tends to communicate with those around her by using sign language.

I do not know sign language.

When she put in the Signing Time DVD, I was a little hesitant that her two year old sister wouldn't like it. However, as I watched, the little one was signing along with the DVD.

It got me to thinking: everyone has a different way of communicating. There are different languages: like English, French, Spanish, etc.

However, a language that not many people can understand is body language. A simple movement of the hands can be an entire story that nobody can understand. I don't know many words in sign language, but I do wish to know more. However, it will be difficult to learn.

I think that communication is difficult with certain people, but one just has to learn to accept and learn to communicate back with the one that they have had problems communicating with in the past.

SIDE NOTE: The two girls I was watching love Dora the Explorer. If you follow me on Twitter, ( ) you may have noticed my comments about Dora and Boots... don't worry about that. Oh, and that is such a nasty show when you think about it. The "Super Babies" episode was on tonight and Boots literally said "Good job super blowing!" Well, I'm not sure if it was just me, but my mind went into the gutter immediately. 


Sunday, April 10, 2011


When I look back to my writing that I had done in first grade, it makes me smile.
The assignment: write a two page story about anything.

I didn't listen to my teacher. At all.

Twenty seven pages later, I had a story about a horse that turned into a Pegasus, which was entered into a race and won by flying across the finish line. Literally.

I feel like this was the start of my writing, but I can't be sure. Ever since, I've been scribbling short phrases and even just a single word on the corners of my music folders, my classwork, and I have thirteen notebooks with excerpts of my writing.

Yeah, well, I think my career is going to have something to do with writing...

I went up to the school of my dreams yesterday, Chester College, for accepted students day. When we split off into majors, twelve other girls and one guy stood up and joined me into the Creative Writing group. I know that this is my future, and I can't wait to go there on August 26th.

Oh, and the inspiration to the story/novel I am writing is an idea that my best friend, Kaitlin, came up with. I believe that as a fellow writer, she is the one who helps me write.

And that is my history...


Saturday, March 26, 2011


Well, this has just been a great week. Well, not really.

First off, I will tell you guys that something's been up with my computer lately. For the past week-ish, I have been unable to open Internet Explorer. And, due to my idiocracy of not downloading another internet browser, I cannot go online on my own computer. I am writing this from my mother's computer.
If anyone has any ideas on how to fix my problem, it would be very much appreciated. From what my computer has been telling me, "Click here to go online to download the solution," I have nothing to go from, because it crashes before I can even get online. I blame this for my lack of posts.

Secondly, there has been some major drama in my group of friends, that it is difficult for me to speak of, because it is not my business to speak of. However, it's not good, and it has brought my mood way down.

Thirdly, and this is just recent, my dog is limping. This has nothing to do with my week, or anything of the sort, but I just looked at her and noticed that she is limping. I hope that she's okay... :)

Last but not least, my writing has fallen way behind schedule. I didn't think I would be this far behind, but I am. Ten chapters done, edited and completely out of order. Yeah, this is going way too slow... I wanted to finish this book before I go off to college in the fall, but I fear that I may not be anywhere near close to reaching this goal.

Any suggestions? Please, tell me!


Thursday, March 3, 2011


Well, first off I would like to say hello to my newest followers: Ellie and Loralie! Hopefully my lame-ish blog is somewhat entertaining for you!

Well, now to start on my weekly posts! Every Thursday, by 5pm, I will give you a quote. Then, I'll tell you what the quote means to me. In the comments, you can elaborate on what the quote means to you. That way there might be a difference of opinions?

"There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere . . . "
This quote is one that I really like. Although I have not yet read this particular book, I have heard this quote. This quote can be found in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors, and so this quote stands out to me.

This quote means that life is rough. We expect too much of ourselves and once we do not succeed, we blame ourselves, or we blame another. You know what? This is true. We do expect too much of ourselves. We do blame others for our misfortunes. However, we do get over it eventually, leaning into another dream and moer misfortune. However, when things do go our way, we start to expect more and more. Why is it that we do this? Is it just part of human nature?

Here's something else for you. This little snippet of writing is the first paragraph of my book. Enjoy!

"When Luke and I got together, everyone told us we would never last. We wouldn't admit it, but we did not think so either. He was the stereotypical jock, the quarterback who paid the nerdy freshman to do his homework for him. I was the nerd and spent all of my time reading or doing homework. Luke and I had a special relationship though. When we were younger-- I was seven and he was nine-- our parents threw us together while they went out. We grew up together."


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Start of Weekly Posts... Suggestions

Okay, so I post quite often, but I am not sure of a whole... theme... to stick with for my posts. So I have a few options that I might go with as a weekly thing. I will be posting in between these posts (most likely) but I kind of want to stick to a theme for one post a week.

My first option is give you some of my writing. Whether it be just a paragraph from this book that I have been writing for the last few years, or even just a short poem I came up with on the spot. If I have comments on the writing with constructive critisism from anybody, I will then reflect on what I have read and change what needs to be changed. This will help me get my book done faster, I hope.

My second option is kind of cheesy. An inspiring quote for the week, one that I have found in my journey as a reader or one that is my own that I wish to share with you.

My third option is non-existant at this point. I can only come up with the first two, and maybe I will use this third option to, if I have any more followers join me on the way, answer questions that any of you have. If you leave a comment on the post for the following week, I will answer any questions that you have: advice or even answer questions about what I am writing and such. For example: if you comment on this post, I will answer your question in next week's post, and so on and so forth.

I might need help getting new followers. So, if you like my blog so far, please recommend it to anybody you think might like it.


Friday, February 25, 2011


There are a lot of words to describe this month. Here are just a few:

Amazing. Wonderful. Lucky. Perfect.

You can tell just by those words how this month went for me.

This month was Amazing because I turned 18. Finally. I got my first tattoo on my eighteenth birthday and I can now legally drive people after only having my license for six months.

This month was Wonderful because I actually had a very good Valentines Day for the first time in years. I did not curl up on my bed watching a chick flick with a carton of Ben&Jerry's. I was productive and went to practice. Stabbing people with blades is much more fun than chick flicks.

This month was Lucky because I was asked by my favorite teacher ever to illustrate a cover. To his novel. Which he is sending out to publishers very soon!

Finally, this month was overall Perfect because I got into the school of my dreams. The only school I applied to. I got in. Not only did I get in to Chester College, I got a $3,500 scholarship from the school for having a "strong application" and when the financial aid came in, the entire price of the tuition and room/board was cut down by almost $9,000!

Well, that's all I have to say right now. I'm a bit bruised and hurt at the moment; fencing has started to take it's toll on my legs... and I have State Championships tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed that my team qualifies for Team States!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day

I have always wondered how Valentines Day is what it is today: A sappy romantic holiday for couples. But what about those of us that are not seeing anybody? What about those singles out there, like myself, that don't have anybody to give little romantic gifts or recieve flowers from? This is why I quite dislike this holiday.

After being single for the last two Valentines Day's, I have decided to give up completely on this holiday. Although I do wish for a secret admirer to send me a flower or even a little card stuck in my purse or backpack, I don't think this will ever happen. At least for me, anyways.

The part that irks me the most is the fact that there seem to be more couples out there on this one particular day. As I walked around school today there were carnations in almost every girls hand and even some stuffed animals in the guys backpacks. What is the reason for this? Oh yeah, Valentines Day.

If I actually had someone, I wouldn't think this holiday was so bad. It is a little lame, that I will never think differently about, but it would be nice to have someone... or even get just a card...

Well, that's all I have to say for now. I think I might be going to practice tonight, if I don't fall asleep first. Teehee


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happiness can be found...

In the most unlikely places. That's what I believe today.

I had the most wonderful, awesome, amazing day today. No, I am not exaggerating, and no I am not lying. Today has got to be the greatest day I have had in almost a year and a half. Again, not exaggerating.
After spending almost fourty minutes on the phone with my amazing best friend, Kaitlin, I have come to the conclusion that I deserve to be happy and that today is one of the happiest days I've had in a long time.

Not only did I have that smile, you know the smile, the happy, giddy, "holy cow did that just happen to me?!" smile. Yeah, I had that smile on my face for half the day after the most amazing thing happened to me. My major crush, who was flirting with me, and I him, for the entire day left, looked at me, smiled sweetly, winked and said "See you later."

EEP! This is the greatest thing that's happened in so long. Although I was stuck directing the novice girls strip (for my followers that don't know what I am talking about, I was directing fencing. Basically, I was the referee), I had a lot of fun when one girl on the opposing team screamed "FOR NARNIA!" and charged at one of our girls. When the day started, I told *him* that I did not want to direct, and when the coach running the meet told me that I was directing, I sighed and he was laughing. This was not the first day that he and I flirted for an entire day.

I kind of doubt that anything will happen between us, and there is good reason for that... but a girl can still hope, right?


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


So it's been a weird February already. The fourth was my eighteenth birthday (Yay for being a legal adult!), and I got my first tattoo. It looks amazing. I am so happy that I got it and although at the moment it is starting to peel, it's going to look even more amazing afterwards! The tattoo itself is kind of nerdy, because it is my favorite quote from Albus Dumbledore, but I guess that's just me.

As for school, I just got my grades today. I was able to get an A in Anthropology, English, and Band, a B in gym (which really confuses me because I did not miss more than one class and I fully participated!), and TWO C-'s, one in Religions (which is understandable because I never talked in that class), and AP French (which, again, is understandable because I am a year behind the other four students in my class).

However, I am taking an online class and right now I am very confused. I looked at my grades list to see how I was doing for the first two weeks. I saw one that kind of puzzled me. I got a 15 out of 50 points on a topic that was "What is fantasy?" That is the one I worked the hardest on and I believe I did quite well on that one. I got a 49/50 on the "What is science fiction?" discussion, but not the fantasy one? I am quite confused.

As you may know, Valentines Day is coming up next week. I don't think I will have a valentine this year, for the second year in a row. It's kind of sad, being alone on valentines day, but I think I will buy myself some chocolate and watch a chick flick. I think that will suffice.

I guess that's really it for now. If I have any updates, I will post them as soon as I can.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I have finally finished Pride and Prejudice. From what I have heard from others who have read the book, they think that it is very difficult to understand, and they did not like it for this reason. I, on the contrary, found it very easy to understand. In fact, Pride and Prejudice has become number one on my favorite book list. It has surpassed Harry Potter, although just by a little.

Off to work on reading the next book, and it is one that I am going to be thoroughly editing as well. I got to page one hundred and fifty before I hit the power button on my computer. I, of course being the absent-minded girl that I am, had not saved. Therefore I am back to page 53. I did succeed in my goal of 100 pages, it just has nothing to show for it. I guess it's back to work for me. Luckily, there weren't many edits to be done! I will not only complete these 100 pages once again, but work on the next 100 tomorrow. There probably will not be school again tomorrow, so that is what I will be doing instead.

I guess that's it for today.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Goals!

Okay, so I've been slacking a bit lately. School has been crazy with all the snow we've had, and the new semester has started. Before I mention any of my goals, I'm going to mention one thing.

This Friday, the fourth, is my eighteenth birthday. I'm so excited! My status as the biggest Harry Potter nerd around will be confirmed. I can't wait!

Now I should probably mention my goals.
My awesome epic writer bestie, Kaitlin, just recently finished her first novel. She sent it to me a couple weeks ago to edit, and I just haven't really had the focus to get through it. On Microsoft Word, with the "Track Changes" option open, it is five hundred and eighty five pages. This is where my first goal comes in. I don't want to let her down at all. So here's what I am going to do:

1) I will edit ONE HUNDRED PAGES a day. I know this sounds ridiculous, but my deadline is the sixth. I have one week to do about five hundred pages. I KNOW I can do this.

2) Even if she wants this or not, I am going to write a lengthy critique. What I liked and didn't like about her book, some suggestions to add more flavor, and some other little comments. So far, what I've read is amazing. Awkward, but amazing.

That's really it that I can think of with goals that deal with Kaitlin's book. I have one week to complete edits/reading. I know I can do this, for her.

Now for my own personal goals:

1) Once I'm done editing Kaitlin's book, I want to write at least ten pages a day for my own book. I've been working on mine for a couple years now and all I have is seven chapters that have no particular order. I have the prologue, chapter four, seven, twenty five, and thirty. I have nothing in between. (I am just guessing on the chapter numbers. But that's just what it seems to be right now...)

2) Once I have fifty, yes fifty!, pages done of my book, I am going to print it out, and start revising. I'm not going to wait to edit it all at once, because that would just take way too long. I am going to edit fifty pages at a time to make the workload a bit lighter. I may even ask others to edit at this point as well.

That's it for my most recent goals. If there are any changes of my own goals, I will update. HOWEVER! My goals for Kaitlin's book are NOT going to change. I will do this so I do not let her down.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

The World of Austen

The power of obvious disdain could be misleading. If one can feel such disdain for another, and they are not averse to letting it be known, the reciepient of this hatred could be hurt. However, if this obvious disdain is not such at all, and it is love, what does this mean for the person who is not averse to letting their [false] emotions show?

I wish my life was a novel. There is a certain novel that I am referring to in my above statements, and that is what I wish my life could be like. If one could only learn to love and accept those around, all would be right with the world.

I, unfortunately, have been unable to finish the novel, due to lack of time, and I wonder if the movie is anything like the words that Jane Austen put on paper so many years ago. Once I get past the halfway mark, where I am now, I will know if I wish to be one of those beloved Bennett sisters.

If my life cannot be like that of which Ms. Austen wrote, I wish to create one, similar to one where true love is masked by disdain, or where love at first sight is the most wonderful feeling (and someone does something about such a meeting!). I question if it would be possible to achieve such high standards. Only time will tell.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Super Awesome Day!

The snow seems to have taken over the area around us overnight. My car seemed to be twice as big as it really is, and let me tell you, my car resembles a small boat. As my family and I were shoveling our driveways and making a snowman, the town plow truck pulled into our driveway and plowed the end of the driveway for us. Thank you strange plow man! We even saw a truck (and it was a pretty big truck!) driving slowly past our house. I was questioning why the driver was in the middle of the road and driving so slow until he passed us. There was a rope attached to the back of the truck and a saucer-sled attached to said rope. There was a man being pulled along behind the truck. You'd expect the guy to be in his teens, or even twenties. However, he looked to be about fourty. Sadly, my parents looked to us and said, "Don't even think about it."

And now for the real reason I am posting today.

On my twitter two days ago I said that I was going to post my new goals in life yesterday. However, I wasn't home long enough to do just that until 9 o'clock, but I kind of passed out and went to bed before I even gave this post a second thought. I was reminded of this post when I got a post on my facebook wall asking about this post. So I decided to write it today.

Well, first things first I have a new goal in life. It's kind of lame, I know, but it's something I wish I would be able to do. I would like to meet JK Rowling, shake her hand, and thank her for being my inspiration. I thought about this just the other day, and I thought, "wouldn't it be cool to meet the person who inspired you to be who you are today?"

My other goal is, of course, to finish my book and get it published. That is my biggest goal in life at the moment.

I just got an email from an admissions counselor at Chester. She just wanted to check up on me and see if everything is going well. Unfortunately they are still missing a couple things, but they should be getting the last of it soon... I hope...

That's all that's important to me right now, so I guess I'll sign off for now.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The End of the World

Okay, so I've been watching this awesome Vlogger on YouTube for a while now, and he has changed me. Phillip Defranco, also known as sxephil or PhillyD first brought up the mention of Vampire Robot Nazi's who are also Zombies. This is how the world is going to end. It does not matter the year, whether it be May 21, 2011 or December 21, 2012, or even hundreds of years in the future. This is how it is going to end as is the word of Phil.

"Vampire Robot Nazis who are also Zombies will attack. The obvious way to stop this attack would be Chuck Norris, but unfortunately he too is a Vampire robot Nazi who is also a zombie.

In the struggle to save the world, dolphins with laserbeams on their heads will team up with Flying Raptor Jesus to defeat Chuck Norris and the Vampire Robot Nazis who are also zombies. The battle with be close, but in the end we will lose and everyone will die. The end.
Everyone knows the only thing that can defeat a vampire robot nazi that is also a zombie AND Chuck Norris is flying Raptor Jesus. And I dont mean to be a cynic or anything but I dont think Flying raptor jesus is going to come to our aid"
I am currently trying to find the video that has this story, but I have been unsuccessful so far.
Phillip Defranco, I hope you know, you made me see the world in a whole new light.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Okay, so I called Chester again after school today. The woman I talked to yesterday transferred me over to the woman who called me two weeks ago. So I got to talk to somebody who could tell me more about what I needed to complete the application process.
Once my SAT Score is sent in, and my second Letter of Recommendation gets in, they will be calling me to set up an interview.
Luckily, the woman I talked to gave me some more insight to the process and told me not to freak out. Even more lucky for me, the woman was a fellow Harry Potter nerd. We discussed the newest movie, my tattoo, and even how Harry Potter was my inspiration to write. She made me laugh when she said I have inspired her to get her own Harry Potter tattoo.

I finally got to talk to an admissions counselor at my top choice school. *Crosses fingers* I hope I get in...

Monday, January 3, 2011


Okay, so I've decided to focus the next three days on one thing. Writing. I don't care what I have to give up, but I have to write as much as I can. I need to finish this book soon. I was talking to a friend today, and I decided that I, as a writer, and her, as a future screenplay writer, will team up. When I finish my book, I will give her one of the first, edited, manuscripts and she will then proceed to create a screenplay. One day, I will be a best selling author, and she will make my novels into movies.

So, after school today, I went to pick something up for my parents, then came straight home. I ran up to my room and pulled out my phone. I then proceeded to call Chester College of New England, the school of my dreams. They called me about two weeks ago, and unsure of whether or not anybody would be there over the holidays, I did not get back to them until today. It's not like I was pushing it back, but I was just nervous as to if someone would be there to answer my call. I hate leaving messages on any phone.
The woman on the other line told me that one of their counselors called me, and that she was in a meeting. "She'll be out in five minutes, so I'll have her call you back when she gets out."

That was at 3:08 this afternoon. Let's just say, I'm still waiting to hear back...


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Reflecting on 2010

This is probably gonna get pretty long, so sit tight and try to stay with me.

In 2010, I saw heartbreak, disappointment, and just a bad overall time. There are a few things that happened this past year that ruined me. But, it all started looking up right around Samhain (Halloween for those of you don't understand).
I opened 2010 with happiness and hope. Not knowing what to expect in the coming year. I was hopeful that I would be happy and would find a way to keep the happiness that was surrounding my life. Within days of ringing in the year with my parents and someone I really cared about, for the first time being home for the ball dropping in Times Square. A few days later, my life was turned upside down with heartbreak and disappointment.
Things weren't that great for me at all. Four different occasions of heartbreak, although two did not know they did anything. And one occasion of pure sadness for the year is when my best friend (well, wifey ;D ) left our little town in Connecticut to move to Illinois. (I was really happy that I got to see her over the winter break though!)

Now, for some resolutions. I never really come up with any, I think of them pointless and when I don't succeed, I feel like I failed myself... But this year, I decided to write some. Maybe this year I won't disappoint myself.

#1: Do not go back to my "old self." I don't really feel like explaining this, but some of my friends understand this.
#2: Finish Senior year with good grades. I haven't done so well in the past, so I hope to bring the rest of this year around.
#3: Finish my first novel. I've been working on it for two-ish years now, and it's about time that I get something done.
#4: Lose weight. Eat heatlhier. Gain some self-esteem. These all go together, because they all have to do with how, right now, I don't like how I look.
#5: Do NOT eat out of sadness. This is what got me to where I am now. It doesn't work.
#6: Find love. Bonus points if it lasts through the end of the year. (Double bonus points if it goes on until 2012)
#7: Go to Orlando, FL. with my "twin" sister.

I know those resolutions are lame, especially the last one, but that's what I hope to do in 2011.

The only thing I can look to is the future right now, and I hope it will look bright. With graduation in six months and sixteen days (June 17th), and college just a couple months after that, I have to look to the future and be who I want to be. Maybe this year will be the brightest time in my life.

My only regret is not having someone who was very important to me here with me to see me grow into an adult.