NonNaNo: Lately, I've been feeling so lost and alone. My soul is woeful
NaNo: [Mutters] Absolutely clackety-click. Forty-seven thousand, three hundred sixty three.
NonNaNo: My heart is so heavy! It seems as though I have no where to turn. Except for you. We haven't talked much this past month, and I miss our heart to heart conversations.
NaNo: Absolutely. [feverishly] Forty-seven thousand, three hundred seventy two.
NonNaNo: They improve my outlook so much! So, what's your advice for me?
NaNo: Absolutely. Without a doubt.
NonNaNo: Are you even listening to me? Life is so empty! No one cares about me.
NaNo: [in a preoccupied manner] Absolutely.
NonNaNo: Uhg! The anguish! What shall I do?
NaNo: If you were an elf being chased by a Minotaur, and you were about to fall off a cliff, what would you do? I need help. I'm stuck in my story? What shall I do? I have four thousand words to write. Help!
NonNaNo: [draws up from the floor on which she had been sobbing] Absolutely.
Today is the day. Today is the time. Today is the day that all you poor NaNoWriMo ers desparately scramble to scratch out those last three thousand words. We NonNaNoers, let us take a universal moment of silence to pity those souls.
Perhaps not, let's rejoice! Family of NaNo ers, let's unanimously throw metaphysical hats in the air. Huzzah! After today, our siblings/relatives will return to us! Gone will be the days of lonely contemplation as my beloved sister types and clacks away at the old keyboard.
Tomorrow we celebrate the return of the authors!
Monday, November 30, 2009
NonNaNo: Lately, I've been feeling so lost and alone. My soul is woeful
Friday, November 27, 2009
Ready? Huh? Huh? Huh? How 'bout now? Now? NOW?
Can you tell that I am EAGERLY anticipating Christmas? The following are several comics that resonate beautifully with my frame of mind this season of joy, festivity, etc. etc.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I AM LISTENING TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just had to let y'all know. Usually, we wait until atfter Thanksgiving, but I couldn't resist. =D
Do you think that Thanksgiving will slowly become forgotton because it's not a very marketable holiday?
Sunday, November 22, 2009
At speech tournaments, we are all required to wear professional... wear. You know, suits and sweaters and pencil skirts and that sort of thing. The type of garment that induces everyone to suppose you are older than you really are. The sort of clothing that, combined with a brisk walk, sends everyone running out of your way, because you look like you have somewhere to be, some deadline to fill, something IMPORTANT to be doing. Professional wear.
Anyhow, as I sat waiting outside of my Apologetics room, I overheard a interesting conversation. A young man woefully said,
"It's not fair. Girls don't have to worry about keeping their shirts tucked in all the time."
"No kidding!" his friend responded. "Plus they don't have to wear ties."
HA! If only they knew. HA! Why? Because girls are supposed to wear hose to be professional. And you can't get much worse than that. Ties and tucked in shirts don't even compare.
Wincing from the pain from my Very Professional, Very Uncomfortable high heels, I turned back to my apologetics box and said nothing.
Hehe! I can't believe I typed out the word: hose! Don't tell anybody. =D
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I have sore feet. From walking around in high heels for a day...
I have chapped lips. From talking way too much...
I have incredibly messy hair. Good thing that's not on the ballot.
puffed by The Reluctant Dragon at 9:09 PM
"Of course, people are silly to worry. Just because one of of every four boats hits an iceberg, it doesn't mean that we will." ~Dick Winters, Drama on the High Seas. (Bracie and my interpretation piece.)
Today is a Round Robin speech tournament. AAAAAhhhh!
This will be interesting. I suppose tomorrow I'll have lots of hilarious messups to write about. That's a rather disturbing thought.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
3. Elsie Dimsnore from Elsie Dinsmore. (Prepare yourselves for some Elsie-bashing, people.)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A cream pie hitting you in the face!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This is the only version of Paul Balouche/Brenton Brown's Glorious I could find on youtube. I love this song! It was really cool to be able to see both writers perform this song separately and see their different takes on the same song.
Last night, we also got to see Newworldson which was crazy awesome. I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed the performance. Here's one of the songs we got to hear:
Concerts are so amazing, amazing, amazing.
Comment tag (If you read this, you've gotta comment) : Who performed at the last concert you went to?
Saturday, November 14, 2009
This weekend, I am attending a musician's worship conference-ish thingy. It's amazing, but the days are long! So hang in there while I'm gone!
For me it's been an excellent time of worship, despite the fact that I can't sing because I don't have a voice.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
He is insanely awesome, to put it into verbal terms.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Last night I awoke from Deep and Relaxing Sleep. In, fact, I was rather pleased with myself at having got up some fifteen minutes or so before the old alarm sounded the cry. Now, self-satisfaction is hardly ever an acceptable emotion, but it is capital motivation when it comes to getting up early.
There's nothing like sitting around with a group of kids at some function or another and after listening to so-and-so say, "I got up at 6:00" and after hearing what's-his-name say, "I got up at 5:45," have the ability to announce, "Well! I've been up since 4:00!"
Of course, the triumph is a small reward for having to get up at four.
Anyway, on this particular instance, I got up, yawned, stretched and what-not. I jumped out of my pjs and into a pair of clean clothes. I walked to the bathroom, brushed my teeth, and washed my face.
Why is this the least bit interesting? Read on.
While scrubbing away at the pearly whites, I glanced out the window at the dark horizon. It was a very literal dark horizon. Odd. It's usually lighter than this at 6:30. However, I brushed the thought away with recollections of the recent daylight savings.
Then I noticed that my entire family was already up. And it's not exactly common for my siblings to be up at 6:30, especially if it's dark.
Then, I noticed that the dinner dishes were still on the table.
Then, I noticed that my dear mother and father weren't back yet from the dinner they had gone to the night before.
Then, I noticed it was still yesterday. I don't think I'll ever take another nap. They are way too confusing.
Yeah, I think I'll step right in the shoes of Einstein.
puffed by The Reluctant Dragon at 9:58 PM
Friday, November 6, 2009
I love this video. It is epic.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”~C.S. Lewis.
Argh! Yes! Brisingr was not long enough! Such a good series! However, I was a little disappointed with the lack of a climax. = ( I was waiting for the climax, waiting, waiting...
And then the book just ended. But I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Here's another excellent quote by C.S. Lewis:
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”
He is such a wise man.
So, per request of Libby, Peach, and Kei, I am posting these videos.
Do not feel obligated to watch it. You probably won't be amused.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Here is a hilarious, indispensible quote from William Somerset Maugham:
(It made me burst out in giggles, [yes, giggles mind you] when I first read it)
Is that hysterically, tragically true? Boy, do I know it. I am in the process of creating a villain (not for NaNo, for school!) and I have decided to make him as interesting as the main character. Huh. Easier said than done.
Anyway, here's some inspiration for you writers:
I am convinced that most bloggers decrease posting by half in November, if they are doing NaNo. Not that I blame them or anything.
Here's to NaNo-ers! Best wishes to you and have fun writing. I hope your eye's don't dry out from staring at the computer screen!