Saturday, February 23, 2013

Six-Sentence Saturday 02/23/2013

Hilloo, my crazy happy friends of the internets! I haz been having a busy time. How can one not really have a job and still feel like one has no time?

Anyhoozle, I got my first custom order request at Etsy for a Phantom of the Opera box. How neat is that? I'm going to post a picture of it in my Shoppe tomorrow, but it shan't be there long. I feel quite awesome about that.

Right, now for the sentences.

1.) My little nieces are as obsessed with Doctor Who as I am.

2.) They sing the theme song tunelessly, and chant "Doctah Who! Doctah Who!"

3.) One of my nieces drew marker lines on herself and forgot about it, and when we pointed them out to her later and asked where she got those she freaked out and said, "I don't remember. Maybe it was the Silence!" One of my sisters washed it off and said, "No, Chloe, it wasn't the Silence," and Chloe said, all tearfully, "You don't remember either!" *

4.) I super super SUPER want this fob watch!!

5.) Phantom of the Opera masks are hard to make.

6.) The Kyrie of Mass XI, the Orbis Factor, is quite easy to memorize, but the rest of the Mass is really hard.

(Here's a sample, if you want to take a listen:

That's all for now!!! Until next time, God bless!


*A note about the Silence. They are a particularly creepy kind of baddie on Doctor Who. One of their special attributes is their ability to erase your memory of them the instant you aren't looking at them. That's the reason why Chloe's remark about "You not remembering either!" is so funny, because no one can remember the Silence.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Funny Thing Happened While I Was Writing An Email...

So a cool thing happened to me today.

I was on my email, writing up a quick email, and you know how you get those floating ads at the top of the screen? (Well, maybe you don't. My main email is Juno, and it has those ads on top of the screen, and usually in a sidebar on the right.) So, I'm writing an email, and this Amazon pops up, giving me a list of books I might enjoy, based on my recent searches. LOOK what it offered me!

See that book on the left? Destiny's Son? By Katrina DeLallo? I did this as a job on oDesk, and look at that! Offering me my own Kindle Edition of my own book. How funny and amazing is that?

Anyway, I thought it was funny and amazing.

On to other things. Over the weekend I was able to stay at this luxurious house while the owners were out of town. Me and my sister(s) stayed, taking care of the two cats. We enjoyed the most marvelous Jacuzzi - and  Oh My Goodness! If I ever become rich and famous I am so buying a Jacuzzi!! - and after that we watched THIS movie:

It was BRILLIANT! I happen to love both Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell, and they were amazing in this! I loved the whole way the fighting was filmed, because you got the impression of the violence of those times - I mean, the baddies were Picts, and they were creeeeeeepy!!! Their druids most especially... - but the filming was done so well you never actually saw the violent bits. You just got the idea. The story was such a great story about friendship and adventure, and the two of these boys started off not really fond of each other at all, and became such great friends at the end. Friends, mark you. Nothing more. :) After watching it, my sisters and I were on this "Romans!!" high, and stayed up quite late, feeling quite bold and dashing and needing to sword fight. Or something. The scenery was gorgeous too. Loved it so much!

So far, that's all the really exciting news for my week. How about you? What's going on in your lives?

Cheers! Hurray for the Romans! God bless! :)


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tags, Blog Awards, and Phantom of the Opera

Since I live with my sisters, when I get tagged I don't always get notified in my blog. However, two of my sisters said they tagged me for the Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award, and since I liked Amanda's questions better, I did her tag. (Also, since I've been tagged for this award before, I made up my own new one. Nominees are going to get the World Of Dreamers Blog Award :)

First, before we get onto the whole question thingie, there is a new item in my Etsy Shoppe, Cat In The Corner. Look. Isn't it purty?

I made that mask all by myself! It's a loverly Phantom of the Opera trinket box. I had to actually make an entire face, then cut out the mask part that I wanted to keep. It was a bit of an ordeal, but there you go. It looks rather nice. I apologize for the hand shot. For some reason, all my pictures kept rotating, so none of them were upright. What's with that?!

So, that's what's new in the Shoppe. :)

Now, for the tagging thing.

*Acknowledge the person who passed the award to you and provide their link. (Thank you, Panda! And Teresa, but Panda's questions are the ones I'm answering.)
*Include the award logo on your blog. (I'm going to post the one I made, and that's the one I'm giving away to people I tag.)
*Answer the ten questions posted below. (Okay!)
*Make up your own ten questions for the next people. (Mwahahaha. However, I'm only going to do six, and then my "nominees" can come up with four random facts.)
*Nominate blogs and link those you have especially enjoyed reading. The number you can select is up to you. (Sounds good!)
*Notify each individual that you have nominated them. (Will do!)

Here's the Award:

And now here are Amanda's questions:

1.) Rain or Snow?
Rain. Definitely, rain. I do not LIKE snow. I have tried. I like the snow right before Christmas. After that, please. Go away.

2.) If your friend asked you to go bungee jumping with them, would you?
After a bit of dithering and indecision, probably yes.

3.) If you were a criminal, what sort of criminal would you be the most likey to be? (Thief? Con-man?)
Okay. Hmmm. Let me think. Probably thief. I'd like to be a thief. All in black, jumping off buildings, breaking sleekly into buildings, feeling very Parker-ish...

4.) Airplane or train?
Oooh, tricksy! I love both of these. However, probably train, because the security isn't so insane to get through.

Coolest train EVER!!

5.) Have you ever broken a limb?
No. I will admit, I'm interested to know what it feels like to break a rib, but that's only because I'm a writer. I'm interested in a purely intellectual way. *Winkety winkety*

6.) Where you a tomboy or more of a girly-girl?
Um. I think I was in-between. I liked doing dangerous things, but I also was acutely aware of how I presented to people. I liked knowing I could climb the fence like a thief, or burrow beneath it like an escaping prisoner, but I also liked to look NICE when I was out in public.

7.) If you had to pick your weapon of choice, would it be a sword, bow and arrows, or daggers?
I LURVE bow and arrows, but I'd love to try out the double-dagger fighting technique. Very Lee Christmas.

8.) Do you prefer long hair or short?
Long. You can do so much more with long hair.

9.) Do you have a historical hero? If so, who? If not, why NOT!!??
How far back in history are we going? I'm quite fond of William Wallace, which could be because of the trip I took to Scotland in April of 2011. I also quite love Jimmy James.

10.) What's your favorite time-frame in history?
I know the NOW is more convenient, but I have a fascination with the medieval time frame. I love that. Don't know why. It's probably the swords. :)

Okay, now for those of you I tag, you are the recipients of the World of Dreamers Blog Award. Here are your SIX questions!!!

1.) What sort of a book would you describe yourself to be? (i.e., are you a fantasy, historical fiction, dystopian, etc?)
2.) What would be likelier to do? Order a coffee with a British accent, or pretend to be deaf when someone talks to you?
3.) A total stranger comes up to you. Do you (a.) react instantly and punch him in the face before he has a chance to introduce himself? (b.) step back and wait to see if he is hostile before punching? or (c.) go all coward and run away, screaming like a banshee?
4.) Would you prefer to be sick with the stomach 'flu or a shockingly bad case of strep throat?
5.) If YOU could be a superhero, what type would you like to be?
6.) Someone yells "Obey!" What's the first thing you think of?

Now you get to mention four random facts about yourself! Please, make them VERY random. Peculiar is good. :D

For this Award, I'm tagging:
Pure Grace
Miss Jack Lewis
And, if they want to do another Tag:
and Amanda

Monday, February 4, 2013

New Etsy Items!! aaaaand a Josh CD. :)

I have added three more items to my Etsy Shoppe.

There's a little something for everyone there.

First, meet Braddock the Turtle. (His name was inspired by my sister, who reminded me about James J. Braddock, the boxer in Cinderella Man, who told his children he hoped to win the TITLE, and they misheard and thought he said TURTLE.) Braddock is a cute li'l guy who just wants to steal his way into your heart, spectacles and all!

Then, for all you Doctor Who fans out there (and I KNOW you're out there... I've seen your blogs, remember?!) there is this super duper little box that gives a nod to Doctors Nine, Ten, and Eleven. This box features a banana (Doctor Nine), a converse sneaker (Doctor Ten), and a fez (Doctor Eleven). This one is most definitely COOL!

Last, if you're that flowery kind of person, I have a new Ladybug Bloom for sale. This one is certainly purty, and has an extra layer of petals, which was a bold and daring move on my part! But I think it's lovely, with that blue, yellow, and red all nestled together. And the ladybug on the blue petal makes it all the more better, don't you think?

So, that's what's new in my shoppe! On other news, I got THIS in the mail today!

Since I am a member of that illustrious fan club, Friends Of Josh Groban (FoJG) I pre-ordered this CD, and it came TODAY!!! I am so excited. I love it already. :) There are a couple songs on there that are to DIE for. "Brave" and "I Believe (when I fall in love, it will be forever)" are my fav'rites, so far.

I think that's all the news from me today. Until next time, I shall bid youse all farewell!

God bless, everyone. (Look, no Doctor Who gifs this time. Can you believe it?! Yeah, me neither. Next time...;-)


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Six-Sentence Saturday 02/02/2013

It is still trippy for me to write 2013 in my dates. I'm not quite over 2012 yet, so I get all confoosled so easily.

However, off to my six sentences!

1.) Good news! I sold my very first Etsy item! That was a thrillsville, Kodak moment. :)

2.) I'm on a Phantom of the Opera kick. I just watched the 25th Anniversary edition, and now I'm listening to the Sarah Brightman/Michael Crawford edition.

3.) Why don't the Phantoms ever laugh like Michael Crawford?

4.) I freakin' LOVE Doctor Eleven! (You might be able to tell that from this post, seeing how many Doctor Eleven gifs I've been posting. :)

5.) I'm also rather fond of Matt Smith himself.

6.) If you liked the tutorials I've done in the past, good news! I have an eBook out through HowExpert on How to Draw Fantasy Art. Take a look here!

That's all for now. Until next time, I shall drink a glass of wine, and bid you adieu!

(Unlike the Doctor, I happen to love a glass of wine now and then. :)

Ta, then, folks! Talk to youse all later. Until Later, have a fabulous day, weekend, and then week. God bless!

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