Tuesday, February 14, 2017

"I say Vol, you say...?" "Vol...tron?"

 Wherein Jack lost her wrist brace but found her glasses.

 Because it's the little things in life which make a difference. Therefore, I have something to be happy about and something to be less happy about....

 I have also been listening to a song on repeat non stop for about three days now. (It's a pretty song, what can I say?)

 What else shall I regale you with? I can't stay long. I need to take a shower. Like you wanted to know that. I also can't stay long because without my brace it is hard to type for long. Maybe I will padlock it to my bed next time.

 Hmmm.....I am so tired I am having trouble coming up with ideas to chatter about. Weeeeeeeeeeeell....I do have one thing I could chatter about but I am not willing to admit to that yet and will be sharing that new bit of information in a review once I finish the series. I have to prepare myself to owning up to what I have done and that takes time.

 For now, have a lovely holiday. Eat some chocolate and listen to this song I keep putting on repeat. 


Monday, February 06, 2017

"Life is pain, princess. Anyone who tells you differently is trying to sale something."

 Wherein Jack is sick and can't think to post.

 So here, have a song. A fun song because life needs more of them.


Thursday, February 02, 2017

"Will someone get this walking carpet out of my way?"

 Wherein Jack has a series of unfortunate events

 It started with the snow storms. The snow weighed down the tree branches....which were above my car. One was weak. And it decided to give up the ghost. And fall down. Point first. Right on the driver side of my front window.

 Of course, this meant I couldn't drive it. Because not even I would drive a car with a smashed front window. *Whistles innocently.* I had to call around for a window repair man who was willing to drive up the hill and to my house to fix it. Meanwhile I found out I had to open at the coffee shop, which meant if I was to walk I had to be up by five. (Thankfully I have kind friends who gave me rides.)

 I finally got a hold of a man willing to come up in spite of the cruddy roads, but he could only come during the weekday and I couldn't get off work to meet him. (Again, my friends came to my rescue.) 

 About this time I got sick. And I got behind on shoveling because of it. Therefore, a little hill of snow formed behind my car. Then it got nice and melted. Then it got cold and iced over. By the time I was feeling well-ish I had an ice hill behind me. Then I got sick again and wasn't able to shovel it again. (I'm still sick.)

 Then my music player fell on the floor and the screen shattered. At least it still works.

 I found out I couldn't take one of my classes on Monday and because of the class - which I asked time off for but found out on Monday I couldn't take - I have to work Saturday. 

 BUT it hasn't all been bad. My window is fixed, the hill is not so large now, I have a way to get rid of it on Saturday, I have amazing friends, I got a ton done this week, and next week doesn't look as bad. I am just glad that set of mishaps is over. Now I have a breather before the next round comes, because mishaps love me.  


Sunday, January 22, 2017

"Asssssss youuuuuuu wishhhhhhhhhh."

 Posting lately has been so hard and I am not completely sure why. Every time I sit down to write I can't seem to think of anything to say. It doesn't help I lost my wrist brace yet again which makes typing hard.

 Life in general has just been rather rough lately I suppose. I know it will get better soon enough, but that doesn't make it easy right now while all of it is going on. And it isn't as if anything huge or drastic has been happening. I wake up, go to work after I shovel, come home, do school, and go to bed.

 Maybe that in itself is the problem though.

 I'm a very restless person. I like to be out and do things, but I haven't seemed to have time for it lately. Or maybe I am just feeling too anti social after the holidays. I did do a ton of socializing, and I am an introverted person.

 I want to hide in my Hobbit hole and not come out for at least a month. Just write and read and listen to music.

 But I know that wouldn't be good for me, so I am doing things. Or doing my best to do them.

 Anyways, I can't think up a song for today, so what if you guys leave suggestions? Tell me your favorite song 8-D

 Quote is from Princess Bride, Westley rolling down the hill.  


Sunday, January 15, 2017

"It's a good day to die!" "Not on my watch, rodent."

 Here, have a song. This is a new one a friend just sent me, so I am passing it along. 

 Quote is from Bolt. 


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"The cold never bothered me anyways."

 This is what is happening in my home town right now.

 Yes, ice castles for all. 

 If it were up to me I wouldn't even have shoveled out, but I've a new friend who worries about me and therefore shoveled me out before I could dig a tunnel from my flat to my car. Oh well. I built a BB8 snowman to make up for it.

Because of so much snow work has been closed so I've been spending most of my days reading. I need to start writing again as well. 

 School has more or less started up again this week. It started, but the college is closed so there have been only online classes going. 

 And that is all the news I have for the time being. That and I want to get back to do nothing, which I've done all day because nothing days can be fun once in a while.


Wednesday, January 04, 2017

"Dumb fox." "Sly bunny."

 HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had as nice a New Years Eve and day as I did. Same with Christmas. Monday was still officially part of my holiday, therefore I didn't show up here. Instead I went down to the city to Bucky and Donna's.

 I stole a tag from Treskie, because we all know by now I lack all creativity and therefore must steal it. Oh wait, we didn't know that? Oops.

 Anyways, here we go.

 1. What did you do in 2016 that you'd never done before?
 World Domination....wait. No, not yet. Maybe this year.
 I PUBLISHED A BOOK THROUGH A PUBLISHING COMPANY! I went on adventures alone and with friends, got a pet hamster - though I have had hamsters before so I guess that doesn't count.

 2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions and will you make one this year?
 I can't remember which I made last year, so let's go with no. I have made some this year and plan to do better at them. Most of them are fun and adventure related.

 3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
 Some cousins. Some of the moms at the daycare. Some adopted family members. But I guess no one I am terribly close to.

 4. Did anyone close to you die?
 Not this year.

 5. What countries/ states did you visit?
 None. I spent all my travel time exploring California.

 6. What would you like to have in 2017 that you lacked in 2016?
 Rule of the world. Maybe also a space ship, always wanted to visit Mars.

 7. What date from 2016 will remain etched upon your memory?
 June 4th. I think this will be it every year.

 8. Did you move anywhere?
 Middle Earth. They have internet service, who knew, right?

 9. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
 Well it sure wasn't world domination! Hmmm....I came out of my little safe box more and was thrust into trusting my adopted family. (This was all through broken ribs and lack of work.)

 10, What was your biggest failure?
 Not being a better friend and sister.

 11. Did you suffer illness or injury?
 Well...I was still recovering from my ribs, but they broke the end of 2015 so I don't know if that counts.

 12. What was the best thing you bought?
 A raft. I had so much fun with it and my adopted sisters this summer.

 13. Whose behavior merited celebration?
 My adopted sisters, but especially my Ben and my oldest adopted sister. The eldest has helped me through so many rough patches over the year and my Ben is always there for me even when I don't want anyone to be there for me.

 14. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
 No comment.

 15. Where did most of your money go?
 Books and adventures with my sisters.

 16. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
 SUMMER! Being able to move after my ribs. All the adventures I went on. CHRISTMAS!

 17. What was the best concert you've been to this year?
 I didn't go to one 8-(. Owl City didn't do one this year.

 18. What song/ album will always remind you of 2016?
 Stand by You and all of Adam Young's Scores.

 19. Compared to this time last year, are you:
 I feel more at home and I think I am happier.

 20. What do you wish you'd done more of?
 Traveling, which would have been next to impossible. But still.

 21. What do you wish you'd done less of?
 Worrying and stressing. All those lovely things.

 22. What was your greatest musical discovery?
 Adam Young's Scores. Love them.

 23. How did you spend Christmas?
 With my wonderful adopted family.

 24. How did you spend New Year's?
 With my adopted family and some wonderful friends. Food was involved, noise making, then home to bed.

 25. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
 Ben and my mom.

 26. What as the best book you read?
 Implant, A Drop of Night, the Lockwood books.

 27. Did you fall in love in 2016?

 28. What was your favorite TV show?
 I had fun watching Hawaii Five-O. My Little Pony....yes, I watch that. Psych.

 29. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
 I don't hate anyone. My neighbor and another person bug me, but I don't hate them.

 30. What did you want and get?
 A nice church family. I know, what a good Christian answer.

 31. What did you want and not get?
 The world.

 32. What were your favorite films this year?
 Zootopia. It is embarrassing how many times I've watched it. The Jungle Book. Civil War. Rouge One.

 33. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
 I had a lovely tea party, and I am between 28 and 30.

 34. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2016?
 I did slightly better this year. Maybe not so much just grab what I can find but more of a mix between a WWII soldier and a gypsy.

 35. What kept you sane?
 Since when have I been sane?

 36. Which celebrity/ public figure did you fancy the most?
 Well, I can't believe I am admitting this, but Adam Young.

 37. What one thing would ave made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
 Seeing my cousin.

 38/ What political issue stirred you the most?
 The same one that got everyone else stirred.

 39. Who did you miss?
 Ben before she moved back. My cousin. My brothers.

 40. Who was the best person you met?
 I made several new friends but two stand out more than anyone else. Nancy and Eric. I also made a better friend of Melody, but I knew her before this year.

 41. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2016.
 Never give up, never surrender. Also I am not alone.

 42. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
 Place your empty hands in mind and show me all the scars you hide and hey, if your wings are broken please take mine so yours can open too.

 43. Five personally significant events of 2016:
 1. I published.
 2. I became good friends with Melody.
 3. Disney Land.
 4. Trusting someone
 5. Making new friends.

 44. Five things I want to do in 2017:
 1. Publish The Broken Blade.
 2. Publish So Much Owed.
 3. Get my passport
 4. Camp more
 5. Go and see Owl City if he does another concert.

 45. Five people I'd like to know better in 2017:
 1. Melody
 2. Nancy
 3. Eric
 4.My sisters
 5. Sammi