As if it wasn't enough my family spent last Christmas in Kauai and we're going on a cruise next spring, apparently we're skipping town Veteran's Day weekend and heading for the Strip. What a great way to celebrate a time of memorial.
This'll be awesome.
*skids into blog way too late, holding giant cake box*
Hey! What happened to the epic 'Happy Birthday Repicheep' we were gonna throw in my blog? Don't tell me someone called it off!
Oh well. Happy 21st Birthday Reep; here's your e-Cake. =D *offers box*
The one day I don't have school is the day I need to be there.
(This is mostly for reasons involving a BZP friend having their birthday on Friday, and I want to be there in the morning to make the topic ... which is something I can't do at home presently, since I have time restrictions. -.-)
Here's the thing: you know that "Welcome" content block in here? I wrote that up for the heck of it, but now, after my completion of The Forbidden Game books ... it gave me an idea for a multi-chapter Halloween special. Whether I post it as an epic or as a serial here in my blog ... it doesn't matter. This will be awesome.
*dashes off to use ideas*
(PS: If anyone wants to help me in this, comment below. I need at least three other characters to accompany the main characters; they can be ba
... and like a butterfly to another sweet-smelling flower, I jump from The Red Pyramid to another fantastic book that was started and completed within twelve hours. This time, though, it was three long books in one -- and in a way, as creepy as all three Stephen King books I've read.
The Forbidden Game books, written by L.J. Smith (the person who wrote The Vampire Diaries, in case you cared to know), center around seven friends who play a game at a birthday party for one of them. The game --
I literally just picked this up this afternoon (my brother got it the other day and loaned it me, since I expressed interest), and I'm only a few dozen pages until I finish it. Rick Riordan is one awesome writer.
That being said, it hasn't motivated me to take The Lightning Thief off my bookshelf yet, but I have a feeling it won't be long until I do. That being said, I doubt it'll be as interesting as The Red Pyramid, because of the differences -- I think becoming the host of an Egyptian god
So what if I still don't have A Thousand Suns (Apparently the rest of the shipment is on its way, but the CD is gonna be delayed for a few more days ... this is the last time I preorder something from Barnes & Noble) -- Season 2 of one of my favorite cartoons starts this Saturday!
[/battle Force 5 geek]
As if to top off my crummy day, I have to deal with all the people who got Halo: Reach -- which is the one game that made me want to trade in my 360.
Gah. Have fun with it, people; I'll have to wait a while before I can start playing.
(Also, no, I haven't gotten my preordered copy of A Thousand Suns yet -- fail)
I got a note from my grandma today, containing an ad that showcased a short stories contest judged by British author Jeffrey Archer (for whom the contest is named after). What really excited me was the grand prize ... a publishing contract with St. Martin's Press, which is what any aspiring author wants to have.
Naturally, I wanted to enter, and I was working on what would've been my entry (incidentally sweeping the Summer Library Olympics from my mind) when my mom and I looked up the contest
I swear, my Jewelry/Metals class is a vector for Bionicle/Lego fans. I barely got my bronze Kirop set back from my teacher (it's still in pieces, and needs cleaning before we put him together) when a senior, Chris, came over to admire him. Pretty soon we were chatting about Bionicles, and he told me that he was a fellow Bionicle nut.
In the fifteen minutes we talked, we tried to snap Kirop back together (failed), talked about writing and fanfiction (I showed him part of a future Wings chapte
A Thousand Suns (Linkin Park album) Halo: Reach (video game (which singlehandedly made me want an Xbox 360, just so I could play it)) Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (DVD) some Barbie movie I don't care about (DVD) *conspiracy theory*
SS Contest: 1: Tolkien
2: Kumata Nuva
Comedies Contest: 1: Snoopy82
Just the epics contest left to learn about the winners ... congrats, winners and Honorable Mentions! (Check the Olympics topic for those )
(And yes, I am a tad irritated that I didn't win anything in the SS portion -- the only one I entered in -- but oh well. There's always next time ...)
No, I'm not talking about school per se (though its' only a matter of time before my nerves are ground up enough for that ...); it's more about Zen.
Zen started middle school on Tuesday, which means he's not going to the YMCA in the morning. Since we're not close enough to him to ride to school, I have to escort him to the back path to his new school, and then take an alternative route to my high school.
The walking isn't bad, but it's hauling Zen out the door that's driving me nuts. He's
The news that there's gonna be prizes being given out at BrickCon is even more incentive to send my bronze Kirop set there; I just know that a solid bronze Lego set would get some consideration there.
I just have one problem: My Metals teacher still has it, and it still needs gluing so the parts fit together.
Hopefully, I can finish it soon enough that I can send it along to the Con.
In other Jewelry/Metals news, I've got a couple ideas for mini-projects. One is Bionicle-related, whil
This time I'm not gonna spazz out over it; I'm pretty much reconciled to it.
Anyway, my mom and brother went bowling today -- I'm a bit rusty, since the only bowling I do nowadays is on the Wii -- but I turn out to be pretty good still. Zen, unfortunately, got frustrated with himself since he kept getting gutter balls and took it out on us (temper tantrum; nothing new with him but it does get annoying), which cost us lunch at the Rock.
Well, at any rate, I managed to get home and finish
I'm just hoping the MIA Judges for the Summer Library Olympics show up soon and the winner for the SS section is announced before I go back to school -- then I can stop torturing myself with the mental possiblity of winning first place.
So, with help from the awesome Valenti, I managed to track down the official video that was released today. Weird, but cool, so I'm not complaining.
I'd just like to know how they were able to sing in the colored-powder-stuff and smoke, since according to the "Making Of" video, the powder was not supposed to be inhaled.
I think there are two major ones in my life: The "Get-Inferna-to-start-looking-at-colleges-like-a-normal-high-school-junior" conspiracy (created by my parents and school district) The "Get-Inferna-addicted-to-caffine-like-a-normal-person" conspiracy (orchastrated by everyone I know) (I mean, seriously -- my friends all seem to drink those Monster and Rockstar things; I can literally smell the caffine coming from the opening of those cans)
So my mom was home today (she's very much improved from Day One of her accident, though she's still really sore), and spent most of the afternoon watching TV with me -- more specifically, Animal Planet. We watched three straight episodes of Animal Cops, and Mom cringed so often at some of the horrible conditions the animals were in I was surprised she didn't just start crying. Not to say I'm cold-hearted, though -- it's terrible how brutal humans can be to animals. =(
But maybe I should lay o