Monthly Archives: November 2010
Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers who celebrate (although I assume almost all of them are). I hope everyone is/as enjoying/enjoyed their turkey dinners while giving thanks to everything important in their lives. I know I had a delicious dinner consisting of probably somewhere around four servings of corn. After dinner I consumed three pieces of cookie cake. Thankfully my future of a jockey career is secure -this morning I exercised for six miles.
As I am sitting at the computer checking my blog states as usual I noticed that my site stats read that I have 1198 hits for the Archives. Only two more to go until I hit the 1200 mark! A special round of thanks goes out to everyone who is responsible for contributing to the counter by…reading this blog! I am thankful for my wonderful readers and hope they continue to enjoy reading the Archives as much as I do writing them.
Shadow Realm XI – The Clash is now released and ready to read! It is posted under the Shadow Realm Book II title in the sidebar.
The next Shadow Realm is already started. Its title so far is Shadow Realm XII – Beyond the Realm.
Tomorrow is the last day of school before the Thanksgiving break. One of the many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving is the fact that there is no school on Thursday, Friday, AND Monday! I’ve been waiting for a long break and it couldn’t have come at a better time. So far I am feeling fantastic and cannot wait to continue the fun over the long holiday weekend.
I will start my recent news post with the subject of play yet again. ALL THREE of the performances were astounding and the great memories experienced will last a lifetime. My role as the house (Or Housie-House, as I affectionately named it) certainly beats my official cast role of Alice’s Sister in last year’s fall play. The adventures after the play consisted of the traditional Eat N Park dinner and the cast party. Both were extremely entertaining and especially enjoyable when spending them with my wonderful friends in play. At the party I didn’t sleep one bit! I look forward to spending time with them again for spring play.
Another day I feel the need to describe is yesterday, November 22nd. The second I woke up I knew it would be a hopeful day. The top reason is the release of My Chemical Romance’s brand new album titled Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. As a matter of fact, I am listening to it right now. On repeat. When I returned from school I found the CD waiting for me in the kitchen and immediately imported it into my iPod. I highly recommend adding the album to your Christmas wish list. Better yet: buy it now. I celebrated the happy day with my best friends who were also thrilled about the album. I toted around with me my new Gerard felt doll who I completed the day before. (I will be sure to post pictures soon. In a little while I will probably even create a while page dedicated to my felt doll collection.) At the end of the school day I discovered my new band chair: fourth. Yes, that’s First Flute 4th Chair! I’m extremely proud of myself for the unexpected accomplishment. Just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better I had a very profitable night working at the bingo hall with my best friend. Now I have money to spend on Christmas gifts as well as placing into my savings for Jockey School.
Around two days or so ago I finished Shadow Realm XI – The Clash. Immediately after the completion of this post I will release it. I hope it is enjoyed well and have a happy Thanksgiving holiday!
I am happy to say that the past few weeks were basically nothing but fun. I have more time on my hands now because marching band season is finally over for this year. Before I go into the exciting things occurring this month I will summarize the end of October and Halloween holiday.
I didn’t go to the horse show but at least Halloween was enjoyable. I loved my costume, in particular my Victorian zombie veil with beautiful black flowers. I had so much fun hanging out with my friends at the Halloween dance and spending time with my family on Halloween night. Our family Halloween gatherings are always thrilling and I look forward to them every year. I even have a few ideas for next year’s costume.
The fall play is at the end of this week. Everything is looking promising and I know we will have a great show. On Friday the cast and crew gave a preview to the Junior High. In addition to my enjoyable experiences as stage crew I was gifted with an additional role: Moving Dorothy’s house across the stage during the tornado. The house, crafted in foam, is big enough for me (As well as two more people!) to fit in snugly. I would know because my friends and I sit inside while talking about MCR’s new album, haha. My “role” also doubles as the Wicked Witch of the East. Onstage I follow a path of glow-in-the-dark tape across the stage wearing the ruby slippers. When I drop the house after the tornado I stick my feet out from underneath. Originally a pair of stuffed stockings were going to be used but this was changed on the day of the play preview. The date of the play is so close and I can’t wait! After play practice today I am pre-ordering My Chemical Romance’s Danger Days album. It is released on November 22nd, just in time to enjoy over the Thanksgiving holiday.
I love the part of the year spanning from the county fair to Christmas in particular. I don’t know if it is the spacing of roughly one major holiday per month or my interest in the autumn season. The joy behind Christmas is a no-brainer -Who doesn’t love family and a giant tree in the house? There is no staying after school for band or play practice so I have more time to spend on my other projects such as the horses, writing, etc. (Basically everything I said I would complete post after post ago.) At the very least I want my wolf story and the next Shadow Realm part posted. I see Shadow Realm being released soon but I’m not sure on my wolf story or other writing pieces. I thought once about scrapping the zebra story but decided to keep it, shortening the length at the least. I wanted to make it novel-sized but in the end I simply kept running out of ideas and throwing away the majority of the ones I already had drafted out in my mind. I know that it will still be a good story -just shorter and less repatative.
Thank you once again to my readers who take time out of their lives to pay attention to my ramblings. I highly suggest coming to see me in the play this weekend.