Monday, March 29, 2010

The Age-Old Question

I need your opinion. Greatly.
And it only takes 30 seconds to answer. Maybe less, if you're like a ninja. (Maybe more, if you're a Captain Hook kinda person)

Please answer the age old question...
(No, not the chicken and the egg)

Which is better: The Pirate, the Ninja, or the Zombie?
(and you earn extra vampire kisses for elaborating!)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Power of Love

To many people I probably seem like a strange, strange teen.
I mean, I love listening to (and playing) classical music, I read a bunch, I'm not a fan of Lady Gaga's music or her clothes (though I think she's amazingly talented and brave), and I have the morals of a 50 year old sometimes.
If you were hoping I would break that assumption, I'm sorry. Today is not your day.

I was just watching the ol' American Idol with my mom, and the "heartthrob" Casey James came in singing the "Back to the Future" classic The Power of Love.... and the judges thought it was old fashioned!
Puh-lease.
Good music never goes out of style.

And so, in tribute to that amazing music that it seems sometimes only I enjoy, here's The Power of Love:


P.S. Unfortunately for this blog, I got a part in our drama department's production of "Just So Stories". I'm ecstatic to finally be acting- but it's gonna be tough getting work finished.
So, I might be MIA for a little while, and blogging will probably be sporadic the next couple of months... please love me through it!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

When I Grow Up

I won't mind...

...living in an attic that opens up to the sky.

...having a room full of books and throw pillows and vintage photos.

...building a tree house,

and having the tree's branches stick up through my bedroom.


And if all else fails...
I guess I won't mind a pink Victorian.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dear Hater,

I really have no idea what I did to make you hate me- but I just have to say, your way of expressing yourself is real mature.
I'm sure that if I were ever to write a hate letter, it'd be just like yours- with no punctuation, the inability to spell properly, and I'll be sure to pay no attention to the manners my parents taught me!
Don't worry- I'll use yours as a model:

"do u really have to go around and act so fake all the time i mean i kno its polite or w/e to say hi to teachers but ur just so obnoxious and ugh"


Thank you for this wonderful lesson!

Love,
Allison

PS: I just adore the way you spell "know"- with the "k" in the front to make sure people know you're not dumb, but the "w" very cool-ly left out... genius.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Strangesauce

Am I the only one who is weirded out by Taco Bell's hot sauce packets?

Some of their sayings are awkward, some are punny (and if you know me, you know that I love a good pun), and some just downright don't make any sense.
I mean, it certainly is a way to stand out in a world of fast food joints (though technically, they already do because they don't make burgers) but... why?


If one of you works at Taco Bell and understands this strange phenomenon, please explain. Because I am dying to figure it out.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Epic Fail

Failing is a part of life. Seriously- I would know.
But failing on Facebook? Failbooking?
That's sad.


... forgetting to tell you kids you divorced.


... not understanding the English alphabet.

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... teens' reactions to parental nagging.

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... explaining acronyms to people who just don't get it.

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... being a law-breaking driver.

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... how much learning people actually do in Geometry.

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... the troubles of body adornment.

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... teens who do not think before posting.

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... tricky word origins.

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... forgetting how genders work.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Grammar Lesson!

You probably all know of my OCD-ness when it comes to things being neat and orderly (excluding my room, of course).
WELL, the only other pet peeve I can think of (other than people singing along in nasally voices off-pitch to musical movies I'm seeing for the first time) is
grammar mistakes.
That seems like such a prissy thing to get annoyed at, but I am totally the kind of girl who punctuates and capitalizes during IMs and chats- and who constantly nags at the other people when they address me as "U" or "UR"....

(I'm not really sure why I posted this picture... probably because I think glasses --> librarian --> books --> grammar? Hmm....)

If you want to be on my "Good Grammar" side (which is always favored!), I brush up a bit on the differences between "its" and "it's", "their" "they're" and "there"....
Oh, and "your" and "you're". I think my teeth are so small from grinding them when I see those switched. And my teeth are BABIES. (I really don't know why, actually. It kind of bugs me how petite they are...)

If you have trouble differentiating them- feel free to email me. :)
OR, if you need your essay proof read, I love doing that as well. You can call me Miss Red. Because that's the color your paper might be after I'm done.

I'm vicious.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Cats and Dogs.

I don't understand. At all.
One moment our block is looking nice, sunny, and pretty like this:

... and the next it is POURING.
Cats and dogs. And not even kitties and puppies- I'm talking full grown FAT cats and bulldogs, or something.

Oh, and then it started hailing.
WHAT? HAILING? In California? In March?
This is crazy.
The temperature dropped over 10 degrees in less than 3 minutes.

I have no idea what's goin' on up there....

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Made by Hand

I feel so much better about myself when I make something by hand.
When I take something from my head and put it on paper.
When I think up a melody that I'll forget in 1o minutes but makes me happy that moment.
When I smile and it makes someone else smile...

Starting (soon), this blog is getting an original make-over.
It may not be as pretty or as nice as a ShabbyBlog design, and you might secretly (or publicly?) scorn me for my choice-
but I'll be happy that I was able to do everything by hand (and I hope you can respect my decision!)


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pomplamoose

Y'all know I listen to a LOT of music-
so much so, that I never really "advertise" artists on my blog.
Occasionally, yes, but there are too many to count. Seriously.

I just recently found the most eccentric cover-artist band ever: "Pomplamoose". I think it consists of a "girl" and a "boy" (In quotes because they're grown-ups... but I refer to each gender as a child. So there.) but I'm not really sure- the guy might switch throughout the videos. Either that, or he just grew a beard.
Who knows?

This cover is just so strange, so unique. I have no idea if I like it or not.
I know her voice is beautiful, the arrangement is spectacular...
I just don't know.
It's too different!

This one is just beautiful. I love French, and her accent is so great!
And the arrangement isn't too out-of-the-ordinary.

What do you think?
(and even better- do you have bands that you'd recommend?)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sprinkles and Cupcakes

I know most of you hear those words (especially the "sprinkles" one) and think of an amazing bakery in Beverly Hills.
So do I, my friends, so do I...

Everyone knows that cupcakes make a brighter day!
This past week has been a tough one- I've had to stay up late a LOT, my nose has recently decided it wants to get married to congestion (so they're all happy together while I want them to DIVORCE) and I'm obviously not thinking straight.

I made this headband to remember "the better days".
The days when the hardest thing we had to do was to color a picture in the lines, or beat hopscotch without using two feet.

What better way to epitomize fun and innocence than with cupcakes?

And of course I can't forget da sprinkles!