emmyette
20 February 2008 @ 09:42 am
Alpha Workshop


I want to gooooooo......sooooo baaaaadlllyyyy..... Damn Scott Westerfeld and my insistance on reading his blog. I want to goooo TT__TT

There's still time for me to apply....anyone got a spare $950 + airfare lying around? *is hopeful....NOT*
 
 
Current Location: NHC
Current Mood: crushed
 
 
emmyette
25 January 2008 @ 12:35 pm
Ok. So most of you know I am bonkers for Scott Westerfeld. So bonkers, in fact, that I have to censor everything that comes out of my mouth, because if I didn't, it would be laced with slang from his books and no one would have any idea what I was saying. Seriously, if this man wasn't already married, I'd be FedEx-ing him my underwear. That may be a little too much information. Just know I think he's a literary genius.

Sadly, however, I have yet to read his Midnighters series, about a group of kids from Bixby, Oklahoma, who get an extra hour to their day. BUT, I have stumbled upon this little tidbit of knowledge on the Midnighters official website, and I found it interesting. But I also find studying the Klingon language interesting.... It's written from the point of view of one of the characters, Dess, who is a polymath.

On feet--or, rather, the foot. )
 
 
Current Mood: awake
Current Location: home
Current Music: "Famous Last Words" - My Chemical Romance
 
 
emmyette
09 October 2007 @ 10:52 pm
Ugh. Okay. So I am totally feeling the two jobs + full time student thing. I'm not going to be able to do it next semester...I'm wanting to pick up at least six more hours.... :\ Meh.... ANYways...bah!

I love my cats.

Yeah. Should not have complained about "only" having a very very very very very light cold. I just jinxed myself and now I feel worse. Meh....

BUT! I'm going to bed...there was a lot I wanted to write about, but I'm just too tired. =.= So I am going to go to bed....not that early....but whatever. I had some tea, hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow. Ah, but this is my usual state, isn't it?

Lately, every time I think of Uglies, I get "Not Gonna Get Us" stuck in my head. Especially when I think about Tally and the Cutters (ha! that sounds like a band!) Just picture a great hoverboard scene (or maybe mag lev surfing) and listen to that song. It's just so...fitting.
 
 
Current Mood: exhausted
Current Music: "Not Gonna Get Us" - t.A.t.U.
Current Location: home...almost in bed
 
 
emmyette
02 October 2007 @ 09:48 pm
EXTRAS SPOILERS )

< /spoilers >


Uhhhh.....I'm so tired right now. Work was fairly easy....a bit monotonous, but easy. I had two tests--one in Precalc and one in History. I misjudged the amount of time I would need and thought the class was ten minutes longer than it was, so I did feel a bit pressed for time, but I still fell confident in my work and finished twenty minutes early. History was easy, I was the third person done....I was out almost an hour early. Also, just f.y.i. for the mind-lacking ones out there: England has a fourth of July. Lol XD That was on my test. :D

Tomorrow we are supposedly finishing off Pan's Labyrinth in film class tomorrow, but we're about a week behind and it makes me really angry that classes have been canceled at the last minute because I have two and a half hours between my first and second class and if my second class is going to be canceled, I'm going to want to go home at noon rather than waiting around.

Also, it is National Squirrel Awareness Week.




Also, best sentence in the entire book )
 
 
Current Mood: tired
Current Music: "She Floats" - Vanessa Carlton
Current Location: Prettyvillle
 
 
emmyette
02 October 2007 @ 12:00 am
....and until then, this counter will remain ON TOP.

 
 
Current Mood: can't wait.... :D
Current Music: none....
Current Location: NHC
 
 
emmyette
01 October 2007 @ 12:16 pm
The much talked-about Alice Temperley blouse: [link]

I'm wearing it today with my Meta antique-bouqet skirt. :D

I had waffles swimming in syrup today and now my stomach is starting to hate me... D:

Ordered La Vie en Rose....waiting to get Extras tomorrow......

Really, really, really tired.

Start at Party City today....damn. I want sleep. -.- <zzzzz)
 
 
Current Mood: cranky
Current Music: nothing.....
Current Location: NHC
 
 
emmyette
01 October 2007 @ 06:21 am
 
BIG DAY BIG DAY BIG DAY BIG DAY BIG DAY.....

Off to work for about two and a half hours before class, then to eat and relax for about two hours or so, then to my film class where we will be ideally finishing off Pan's Labyrinth quite quickly so that I can leave and join my fellow denizens and demons at Party City for my First Day Back. Yay me!

I get off about ten, my mother will be home a bit after that (she's going to some ASL conference thingy at Montgomery College) and then we will have a glorious reunion and all that jazz quickly go through each other's days and then settle down in time for the weather report on the news.

I still haven't studied for my Precalc test tomorrow. I still haven't studied for my History test tomorrow, nor have I bought the damned scantron for that devil lady. I haven't read my English assignment that we're having a quiz on today. I am, in fact, horribly behind in prepping for today and have a lot to do. Now this is what school is supposed to be like. I knew that taking the job at Party City was worth it. The past month or so of school has been just too relaxed. I just don't know how to function unless I'm panicking and stressed out and ready to bite off the heads of anyone who comes near me. I'm not used to being relaxed!!!!!

So, yay stress and stuff....let's just hope my weight and my hair stay where they are this time :D




IN OTHER NEWS....

EXTRAS COMES OUT TOMORROW!!!!!!!!! WOOO!!! OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG......BUBBLY!

 
 
Current Music: news news news.....
Current Location: home home home...should be in my room dressing but I'm not
Current Mood: WACKY, BABY!
 
 
emmyette
30 September 2007 @ 07:41 pm
Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras Extras...



...can you tell I've got something on my mind? I'm a bit upset right now because I blew about $27 on an Alice Temperly blouse from from Target. It's beautiful, a lovely creme color....AND COMPLETELY LOLI-ABLE!!! But yeah...I'm upset because now I MAY not be able to buy Extras AND La Vie en Rose...welll, actually....NOTHING could stop me from getting either. Scott Westerfeld is like my god and m'dear li'l Bethy's gonna be in La Vie. So. Case settled.

Plus. Got my tuition reimbursement check from financial aid on Friday. Not gonna say how much it is...but let's just say that I'm very pleased at how much I'll be able to put up into my savings.

BUT. A bit disappointed because right now it looks like I'm going to end up NOT going to Japan next summer. I haven't been able to get in touch with Rai at all and I'm REALLY uneasy with how few details of the trip I know. I'd really just feel more comfortable waiting until I'm more financially stable and have a much, MUCH better grasp of the language to go. After all, Japan's not going anywhere, right? (actually, according to my mom, it'll be gone in a few days or so...conquered by Britain or something along those lines...XD)

AAAAHHHHHHH.............Extras.....
 
 
Current Location: home
Current Music: watching Disney Channel.... :D
Current Mood: COMPLETELY BUBBLY
 
 
emmyette
28 September 2007 @ 11:57 am
Mes petites! Aujourd'hui c'est vendredi! J'adore vendredi! Merci Dieu pour vendredi!

Aujourd'hui est un bon jour parce-que je vais voir ma petite Sophie après je pars mon université où je travaille. Et, aujourd'hui je recevois mon salaire! Maintenant, je peux acheter le nouveau livre de Scott Westefeld, Extras, et je peux acheter l'édition de La Vie en Rose pour octobre et novembre! Aussi, je vais commencer mon travail à Party City ce lundi!

Je ne peux pas attendre pour ce soir quand je peux voir ma Sophie. Je ne peux pas attendre pour le 2 d'octobre parce-que je peux acheter Extras. Je ne peux pas attendre lire Extras. Je ne peux pas attendre acheter la nouvelle édition de La Vie en Rose. Je ne peux pas attendre!

#

Translation

"My dearies! Today is Friday! I love Friday! Thank you God for Friday!

Today is a good day because I will see Keri after I leave school where I work. And today I got paid! Now, I can buy Scott Westefeld's new book, Extras, and I can buy the Oct/Nov issue of La Vie en Rose! Also, I start at Party City on Monday!

I cannot wait for tonight so I can see Keri. I cannot wait for October 2nd because I can buy Extras. I can't wait to read it. I can't wait to buy La Vie en Rose. I can't wait!"
 
 
Current Location: NHC
Current Music: nothing
Current Mood: ecstatic
 
 
emmyette
24 September 2007 @ 08:34 pm
The October/November issue of La Vie is up for presale....me wants. But I don't have enough money right now.... TT__TT Supposedly I'm going to be getting paid soon....BUT I DON'T WANT TO WAIT! I mean, I'm not getting paid until the first week of October, but I WANT TO PREORDER IT NOW. *cries*

Anyone else looking forward to getting it? I can't wait to see [livejournal.com profile] naive_wanderer strutting her stuff and being all beautiful and such :P I wish I had the patience to model or whatever.....

BAH!

But I want to buy Extras when it comes out too!!!! AND I want to go to Oni-con.....BUT I need to be saving up money to pay for the stupid insurance on m'dear Kahless come January. TT__TT I want teh monies.....

ALSO...
...if you have time, go read Scott Westerfeld's blog. Because he is SO....well...bubbly-making. AND...if you have a novel amount of time on your hands (hahaha...omg...I made a funny...LAUGH ALREADY WILL YA!??!) check out one of his many BRILLIANT books: [link] (listed from most recent to least recent)

< /Scott Westerfeld-pimping >
 
 
Current Mood: bubbly
Current Music: "Not Gonna Get Us" - t.A.t.U.
Current Location: New Pretty Town
 
 
emmyette
From Scott Westerfeld's Specials:

MANIFESTO

I don’t need to be cured. Just like I don’t need to cut myself to feel, or think. From now on, no one rewires my mind but me.

Back in Diego, the doctors said that I could learn to control my behavior, and I have. You all helped, in one way or another.

But you know what? It’s not my behavior I'm worried about anymore. It’s yours.

That’s why you won’t be seeing me for a while, maybe a long time. David and I are staying out here in the wild.

You all say you need us. Well, maybe you do, but not to help you. You have enough help, with the millions of bubbly new minds about to be unleashed, with all the cities coming awake at last. Together, you’re more than enough to change the world without us.

So from now on, David and I are here to stand in your way.

You see, freedom has a way of destroying things.

You have your New Smokes, your new ideas, whole new cities and New Systems. Well . . . we’re the new Special Circumstances.

Whenever you push too far into the wild, we’ll be here waiting, ready to push back. Remember us every time you decide to dig a new foundation, dam a river, or cut down a tree. Worry about us. However hungry the human race becomes now that the pretties are waking up, the wild still has teeth. Special teeth, ugly teeth. Us.

We’ll be out here somewhere—watching. Ready to remind you of the price the Rusties paid for going too far. I love you all. But it’s time to say good-bye, for now. Be careful with the world, or the next time we meet, it might get ugly.

—Tally Youngblood


Just thought I'd throw that out there....
 
 
Current Music: none
Current Location: NHC
Current Mood: blah
 
 
emmyette
24 February 2007 @ 09:24 am
So I'm running incredibly late this morning (I couldn't wake up because I was up until, like, 1:00) and I'm supposed to be leaving in about a half hour to go to this Author Lit Fest thing at AHS where SCOTT WESTERFELD WILL BE!!!!!!!!!

He's one of my favorite authors and I absolutely adore his Uglies Trilogy!!!

*dances madly*
 
 
Current Mood: ZOMG!!!!
Current Music: "Up, up, up" by Rose Falcon
Current Location: home