Sunday, March 27, 2011

I'm, Like, Cool

My director showed me this kid for the first time on Friday and he's my new favorite thing. Like ever.

He's also British which I think is reason enough to give him a chance.

Go visit Charlie.

Friday, March 25, 2011

He's Back!!!

So remember a long time ago when I posted about Prince Fiyero Tiggular from Wicked and how angry I was that I couldn't find a video of Aaron Tveit in the role? Well guess what I just found.

Heh heh heh. You're welcome.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just a Thought . . .

So I've been thinkin' and I am considering changing the name of my blog. I'd need to come up with a new name and create a new banner but I'm kind of bored with the old one. This is where you come in, Friends. I need you to suggest a name. I need something . . .
  • Fun, and me-ish
  • That mentions my loves or talents
  • Interesting that makes people wanna read my blog
  • Original
  • Maybe incorporating lyrics or a quote?
Things I love that might help:
  • God
  • Writing, acting, and singing
  • Aaron Tveit
  • The color green
  • Wicked
  • Broadway
  • Photography
  • New York City
My favorite quotes are under the tab "Notable Quoteables" and my favorite song is under "The Music of my Soul." Also! If you would be willing to make a banner to go with your name and I like it I will happily use it. :)

I've yet to decide what to award the Kindred Spirit who helps me choose a name/banner. I'll definitely write a blog post about why your blog is awesome and people should follow you. Would you want to do a guest post maybe possibly? Just a thought.

Suggest away!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I'm trying my hand at poetry for the first time. Let me know how it is!!!

Aged hands reach out
And rest atop mine
Let me show you
Let me remind you how it goes
For once long ago
There was a song
Let me try to remember
Our hands press down in unison
Upon the ebony and ivory keys
A song that was once lost
Is found again
Once forgotten
But now taught

She teaches
And I learn
Much more than just a song
A lifestyle choice
To live
And breath
And love
And be
The one I was created to be

I grow up
She grows old
We rarely see each other anymore
She often forgets my name
I forget to cherish her
While she is here
She has taught me
Loved me
Shown me who I am
And now I remember

Days go by
Years roll on
Nana doesn't remember anymore
She can't live on her own
She cannot play
The way she used to
Her days are getting short
It's time for her to move on

Young hands reach out
And rest atop hers
Let me show you
Let me remind you how it goes
For once long ago
There was a song
Let me help you remember
Our hands press down in unison
Upon the ebony and ivory keys
A song that was once lost
Is found again
Once forgotten
But now remembered

Monday, March 21, 2011

I Like People

They kind of rock. They make life interesting. And sometimes frustrating, like the creepy stalker from my school, or my enemy from my last school. But I'm not talking about the annoying frustrating obnoxious ones who make you want to rip your hair out (assuming you have hair). I'm talking about the awesome ones today named Melissa, Andrea, Chris, Caleb, and Andrew.

On Saturday Andrea had the brilliant idea of getting our Avalanche "gang" (see past post entitled "Crave") together to hang out at her house. So we did. Melissa, Andrea, Chris, Caleb, Andrew, and I all went over to Andrea's house and played games and played piano and hiked to Seven Eleven. I'm not exaggerating. It really was a hike. I don't hike, in case you haven't been previously informed. But I was outnumbered five to one and I didn't want to be left alone at Andrea's house.

I'm not exactly sure what the point of this post was. Aside from the fact that those people are FLIPPING AWESOME and we had an awesome Saturday, I'm not sure where I was going with this. Long story short I love people. They make life so much more better.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Beautiful People: Discovering Emma (and Travis) Part Un!

I'm beginning a new thing called Beautiful People created by Sky and Georgie. They invented it to "discover your characters" and I thought I'd give it a shot. I was debating with myself whether to use Charisma from the Popular series or this girl, Emma and Travis from a book I just recently started. I decided to go with Emma and Travis just because I'm still trying to figure out who they are.

1) What is their full name? Emma Leigh Jameson and Travis Michael Waters
2) Does his or her name have a special meaning? Emma: Not really. The name Emma means "universal" and Leigh means"fair-haired courageous one." I really like the meaning of Leigh because it totally relates to my character who just happens to be fair-haired and courageous. Travis: Travis means "to cross over" and Michael means "who resembles God?" I think both names make a lot of sense considering the facts that his character helps Emma's cross over to another mindset and he loves God with everything in him.
3) Does your character have a methodical or disorganized personality? Emma: I'd say she's more organized and methodical. She's a nanny so she kind of has to be. Travis: He's a little bit of both. He's methodical for his daughter, Heidi and disorganized all other times. That's why he needs Emma.
4) Does he or she think inside themselves more than they talk out loud to their friends? (more importantly, does he or she actually have friends?) Emma: I think she thinks more than she talks. She talked to her uncle a lot but after he died she kind of retreated into herself and didn't talk to anyone else until Travis came along. She has a few friends but because she's so reserved they're more like acquaintances. Travis: He speaks his mind with abandon. He cares not what people think of him and he has no fear of rejection.
5) Is there something he or she is afraid of? Emma: Losing someone else who she loves is probably her biggest fear. That's why she's so hesitant to fully befriend Travis, for fear that he'll reject her like so many others have. Travis: He only fears for Emma and Heidi's safety and well-being. Other than that he has no fear.
6) Does he or she write, dream, dance, sing, or photograph? Emma: Dance dance dance dance dance. That's kind of the plot of the whole book: her struggle to become a professional dancer. Travis: Dance dance dance dance dance. He's a professional dancer at New York's top dance studio (along with being the owner of the studio).
7) What is his or her favorite book? (or genre of books) Emma: I've never thought about that. I don't think she reads much other than the Bible though. She's either working or dancing or taking care of Travis's adopted daughter, Heidi. Travis: He'll read anything. Adventure, romance, tragedy, anything.
8) Who is his or her favorite author and/or someone who inspires him or her? Emma: Gene Kelly is her biggest inspiration because he was such a talented dancer. Him and her uncle who died. Travis: Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. Though their dance styles are both different from his.
9) Favorite flavor of ice cream? Emma: She doesn't eat ice cream. Only frozen yogurt or sherbet occasionally because of her strict dancer's diet. Travis: Cookies and cream.
10) Favorite season of the year? Emma: Fall, definitely. That's when she met Travis and that's when her view of things around her first started to change. Travis: Spring because it represents new beginnings.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Two button blazer
$375 -

Burberry Prorsum pants
$495 -

Vans black shoes
90 AUD -

Converse punk sneaker
$50 -

Belstaff canvas handbag
230 GBP -

Handcrafted scarve
65 GBP -

AE Striped Crew T
$20 -

Bootcut Jean
$30 -

A Few Things About Myself

I got bored. I thought I should blog. I didn't know what to blog about. I decided to tell you a few things about myself. 5 stuffs that most of you already know but want to read about again anyway. Cough.

1) I have two columns in an awesome magazine called Kids of Faith. My first column is called No Greater Love and it's a devotional column. My second one is called 90 Days and debuts in our next issue. I'm kind of excited about it.

2) I have developed an obsession with a thing called Polyvore. Lovely miss Sky at Further Up and Further In turned me onto it when she started creating outfits for her book characters. I have since started to do the same and I am now hooked.

3) I am in love with New York City. I've never been there in my life. I probably won't get to go for quite sometime but I find it fascinating. It's so big and elaborate. I decided I'm going to live there someday. While I'm starring in like 5 different Broadway shows. I'll let you know how that goes.

4) I have far too many hobbies. I blog, write books, write songs, act, sing, take pictures, design outfits for my characters on Polyvore . . . the list goes on. I think it's fair to say that I am rarely bored.

5) My only celebrity crush is Aaron Tveit (scroll down to see why). He's part Disney prince and part Abercrombie and Fitch model. He's my favorite actor and my favorite singer in the world and most people don't even know who he is. I find it shameful that untalented, unattractive people like Justin Bieber are far more famous than he is while, obviously, he's got them all beaten by miles.


Do you understand NOW?

I think you do.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

An Overload of Lovely Things

I have discovered so many amazing things that I *adore* recently that I decided to be nice and share some of them with you. I hope you love them as much as I do.

1) This quote by Natalie Lloyd: "Sometimes, when you get lost on purpose, you get lucky enough to get caught up in an adventure that is quite magical." Is that not the most spectacular thing you've ever read?

2) This picture of Aaron Tveit:

He's catching snow on his tongue! Isn't it cute? I also love this description of him: "From a table inside Manhattan’s Jane restaurant, Aaron Tveit—part Disney prince, part Abercrombie & Fitch model—throws on his Ray-Ban Wayfarers and starts singing."

I took the picture and the description from this article. I figured I'd post them in honor of his Broadway debut in Catch Me If You Can tomorrow. He's been in the off-Broadway cast of Catch Me If You Can for a while but now it's finally going to Broadway! *Cheers* I could actually go on and on with pictures and quotes and videos and reasons to love Aaron Tveit but I'll save that for a rainy day. Would you read a Aaron Tveit themed post, just out of curiosity?

3) My fellow cast mates. For those of you who have not yet been informed, I am playing the antagonist in a one act play my school is performing. We've had a few rehearsals already and I flipping *adore* those people. By the end of our first rehearsal we were already making up inside jokes, resting our heads on each others' shoulders and quoting each other on facebook. All this with a group of people I didn't even know existed a few days ago. Clay and Maddie have already taught me how to stand like a man. I'm interested in seeing what comes next.

4) The fact that I AM GOING TO CAMBODIA THIS SUMMER!!!!!!! I just found out I'm going on the missions trip to the unknown country just below Thailand yesterday and I am stoked! We leave in 90 days! It's a 21 hour flight from here (Colorado Springs) to LA, LA to Tokyo, Tokyo to Bangkok and then a 6 hour bus ride from Bangkok to Poipet. I'm going with my mom and we'll spend five days in the Mine Field, a little village outside of Poipet witnessing to the Cambodian people! Like I said before . . . STOKED!

5) You, my awesome followers. Thank you so much for diligently reading my extensive right brained posts and telling me what you think. You are awesome and I *adore* you. Just so you know.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Philosophy, New Look

New Philosophy, New Look
New Philosophy, New Look by WriterChick2013 featuring a peasant dress

I figured my knew philosophy deserved a look to go with it.

Day 30: A Motto Or Philosophy

Oh my ward I have too many. None of which fully explain what my motto/philosophy is. So, Friends, I'm going to write one of my own. Let's see how this goes.

"Life is not about being a wall flower, flying under the radar or just crawling along unseen. Life is an opportunity to be vivacious, a chance to discover new colors and to make friends in the most random places. Life is a red silk dress and a bright flashing sunrise and a perfect harmony. Life is the ability to be unattainably stunning, exceptionally bright and ridiculously brave. Chipped nail polish, annoying sickness and broken hearts will fade. All that remains is you and your Designer and a solid gold dance floor that stretches far beyond the horizon. So seize the day. Find your "what". Be a champion and a star and a hero. We were made for such a time as this."

Feel free to quote me at any time.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 29: Hopes, Dreams and Plans You Have For the Next 365 Days

Oh, la! Where to begin? Well I do believe we are in need of . . . A LIST!!!

*Cue melodramatic background music*
  • I'd love to dye my hair red again. Hopefully it'll work this time.
  • I hope to make it into my school's next musical.
  • I plan on finishing my book. I'll tell you how that goes.
  • I dream of having the most awesome, epic sweet sixteen dance party eva. You're invited, by the way.
  • I want a pair of Eiffel tower earrings and a Beatles shirt. *cough cough*
  • And I will grow closer to my Hero, True Love and Designer, Jesus.


Well guys I'm entering in another photo challenge found here at My Paper Heart. The theme is "peaceful."

I think I have a good one.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day 28: A Scar You Have And Its Story

Well let's make this short. I have many scars, though they're not very obvious. Most of which, I have no idea where they came from. The end!!!


Made friends on the bus. Solved riddles. Broke bread. Heard awesome speakers. Ate awesome food. Heard God's voice. Went on an adventure. Met a guy who likes Jane Austen. Best. Flipping. Weekend. Ever.

Avalanche '11

That's where I've been the past few days, Loves. Our church's annual youth retreat up at Youth Ranch in Buena Vista. And it. Was. Amazing. I won't go into all the details because if I did, we'd be here for like ever. I'll just add details to the experiences mentioned above.

Made friends on the bus.

I sat on the bus to go to Avalanche by myself with my two buddles (inside joke) Andrea and Melissa across the aisle from me. We turned around in our seats and struck up conversation with the guys sitting behind us and bam. Insta-friends. It was fabulous.

Solved riddles.

We got bored on the ride up. We had nothing to do. So we told riddles and blonde jokes and one of the worst jokes ever invented (if someone asks if you want to hear the purple ivy joke, tell them HECK NO. Trust me. I know).

Broke bread.

We sat with our new friends that first night at dinner. There was cornbread on the table. Chris had the brilliant idea of breaking bread together. We all got a piece. One. Two. Three. We all broke bread at the same time. Now we're practically family.

Heard awesome speakers.

This is true. Pastor Chris spoke along with my dad's friend, Byron and another guy, Jeff. They were amazing. They spoke about craving God versus the things of the world (hence the theme of this year's Avalanche: Crave. And the title of this post). Excellent job, guys. I applaud you.

Ate awesome food.

I've gotta be honest. The food was fabulous. The servers did a swankified job and I also applaud all of them.

Heard God's voice.

He spoke to me in ways He never has before. I learned I need to shut up and listen, let Him drive, and love on the loveless. He is so amazing. He's blessed me with an amazing support group of family and friends. I love Him so much and I don't want to live for anything but Him.

Went on an adventure.

This was probably the second best experience (behind hearing God's voice). Melissa, Andrea, our new friends and I went climbing. We went to a place Andrea discovered earlier and wanted to share with us. When we reached the top, we discovered a platform with a wooden cross. It was so symbolic. It reminded me of how hard the spiritual journey is, how we need others to help us out, and how rewarding it is when you get to the end.

Met a guy who likes Jane Austen.

This was a big moment for me. Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors ever, so to find a guy who not only thought she was a good writer but enjoyed her books and was the one who brought it up was fabulous. We need more classy, mature guys like that, world. If you please.

So yeah. That's my weekend! And to make it even better, you know the play I auditioned for? Yeah I'm in it. *Insert excited, girly squeal here* I *adored* this weekend, Friends. Below are pictures. Please enjoy like I did.

 Pacman was our mascot




Our view

Totally unplanned


A favorite verse

 We reached the top!


In His presence

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 27: A Physical Feature You Love

On me or someone else?

Either way it would probably be a person's eyes. If they have pretty eyes my opinion of them goes up by this much. *Holds out hands like in the five dollar foot long commercials* Really though. The color doesn't matter. It just depends. I don't know how to classify this but can you relate to me friends? I leave you a picture of some of my favorite eyes. And don't judge me. I'm sure you have a hero with pretty eyes that you blog about frequently too.


And We Shall Throw A Magnificent Garden Party And You're Not Invited

Listening to: Straight Ahead by David Cook.

So lovely Miss Lauren at Bits and Pieces tagged me in this little thingy. Basically . . . I have to tell you seven facts about myself. So! I will. Ahem. *Dramatic pause*

1) I auditioned for three of my school's one act plays on Monday. I got callbacks to two of them yesterday. The cast list is posted tomorrow at 7:30 am. And I really really want a part. But what else is new?

2) I love to climb trees. More than I should. I've fallen out of so many in my life I'm surprised I've never been to a hospital (the day I was born doesn't count). But I live in Colorado and there are NO good climbing trees here. Single tear.

3) I have my own signature sayings and such. One of them is *adore*. Another is "Glory!". I also say "Oh my ward" because of Tyler Ward. And I've recently taken to saying "Oh, la!" (read Sense and Sensibility. That's where I got it). Instead of "awkward" I say "What's my line?". Yeah. It's kinda fun.

4) I have a weird thing for old music. Only some of it though. Example: The Beatles, Journey, Queen, Michael Jackson. And various other songs from various other artists (and that was pronounced: ar-teests). The music of this generation kinda sucks for the most part. I mean really it's all about getting drunk and going to parties (with a good beat in the background). Of course this has exceptions. Example: Jason Mraz, Kevin Hammond, David Cook, John Mayer, Michael Buble.

5) I'm going on a youth retreat tomorrow! It's called Avalanche (see previous posts to learn more). I'm psyched. But if I get cast in one of the plays, I'll have to miss the first cast meeting because we leave right after school. Frustrated sigh.

6) I'm an American Idol junkie. I've watched every season since season 2 (I regret missing Kelly Clarkson sooo bad). I know all the winners, and all the stars who didn't have to win. This year I'm rooting for Lauren Alaina and James Durbin. One of the two will win, I promise.

7) I have far too many heroes. Idina Menzel, Gene Kelly, Natalie Lloyd, Travis Wall, Kristin Chenowith, Jason Wade, Chris Colfer, and of course Aaron Tveit. Aaron Tveit is top of the list (see previous posts to know why). I kind of love him a lot. He's just . . . yeah. I'll stop now. Sorry. But can you really blame me?

I tag!

Ready? GO!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 26: A Childhood Memory

Disneyland. I grew up in Anaheim, California and we could literally walk to Disneyland. No, really, you drove out of our street, turned right and Disneyland was right there. It's fair to say that we went quite a bit. I live in Colorado now, so I rarely get to go to Disneyland (only when we visit California on vacation), but I still *adore* it and seize every opportunity I get to go there.

If I ever ran away, I think I'd go to Disneyland.

Self Portrait

I'm entering this in the awesome self-portrait photo challenge!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 25: A Recipe

Well I don't cook. But I can give you a recipe for something awesome.

You'll need:
Some smooth rocks
Someone you love
A lake
A delicious picnic
Warm weather on a summer day
A tire swing
A good old pair of jeans

Mix them together however you like and viola! You have the recipe for the perfect day.
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