Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Strange Question Meme, part II

Swiped from Sunday Stealing.

26. What color is your watch?
I dun't have one.

27. What do you think of when you hear “Australia”?
SYDNEY, MATE! And that I'm gonna study abroad there someday!

28. Would you strip for money?

29. Do you go in a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
Depends on who's driving. -.- I get no say in the matter.

30. What is your favorite number?
8. And sometimes 2. And sometimes 13. They're my backup numbers.

31. Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?
Pam the librarian. ;D

32. Any plans today?
Ja! Mini photo-shoot, library, possibly Kingdom Hearts, and then youth group!

33. In how many states have you lived?

34. Biggest annoyance right now?
My brother shouting at his XBox (to other people)... And OH DANG I HAVE HOMEWORK.

35. Last song listened to?
I think it was Jason Mraz.... Before that was The Decemberists.

36. Can you say the alphabet backwards?
No way!

37. Do you have a maid service clean your house?
*holds back joke about her mom, because she knows she'd get in trouble*

38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
I'm in love with my blue Croc-knock offs (comfier than actual Crocs). Had since seventh grade. ^^

39. Are you jealous of anyone?
XD I was just having this conversation!
Yes. Kiro. He's too pretty!

40. Is anyone jealous of you?
I highly doubt it.

41. Do you love anyone?
My friends.

42. Do any of your friends have children?
Oh gosh, I hope not!

43. What do you usually do during the day?
School. -.-

44. Do you hate anyone that you know right now?

45. Do you use the word hello daily?
I do, actually!
Scenerio 1: Plushie sits down at lunch. Me: "Hello!"
Scenerio 2: Angel walks up to her locker. Me: "Hello!"
Scenerio 3: Andrea-A sits down behind me in Algebra. Me: "Hel-- Oh, it's just you."

46. What color is your car?
Heheheh.... Car....

47. What size wedding ring do you wear?

48. Are you thinking about someone right now?
Yes. >.<"

49. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Once... Didn't impress me.

50. How did you get your worst scar?
No... Don't want to talk about that... TOO PAINFUL! *hides face*

Chocolate Haters Unite!

...Just for the record, I wouldn't be one of the uniters. I mean, yeah, in general I dislike chocolate. But it's okay in very small amounts. Or covered in peanut butter and/or caramel.

The first meeting of the anime club was yesterday.
It went well... All things considering. XD
Wee~ell, half the people didn't show up.
And a lot of them were because of miscommunication. xD
So the only people at this first meeting (where we decide on what we do/when to hold meetings!) the only people that came were me and Plushie (duh, we're the co-presidents/head peoples), and then Fetus and Melissa.
But like I said, it went very well! They all seemed to like the idea of the anime con coming up this June. ;D
Then Plush's mum dropped Fetus and I off at the corner gas station (he lives a few miles back, and I just wanted to walk because it was a niiice day), and he said he'd walk me home (even though I told him that it was not necessary... Why do guys always insist on walking me home?), but I enjoyed talking to him. :DD

And then Shae might be coming to youth group with me tonight~.
Hm, I think that's about it.

g h o s t i e

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Wrap Your Name in Lace and Leather.

Last week (Tuesday?) Plushie and I went on a walk. I was bored, looking at some amazing pictures on Flickr, and decided that I wanted to have a 'photo shoot'. So I took my camera and my dog and met P-chan in the park. It was so much fun. I took a bunch of pictures of him doing strange stuff on the cannons, and at the elementary school's playground, too (that's actually where I took my blog's header).
Then yesterday we went out, too, but my camera's battery was dead, so the only pictures I took were on my Holga. (sigh) But it was a lot of fun, too! We went to the big hill, crunched pinecones ("nature's bubble wrap"), then hung out at the playground again. =D Okay, maybe not so much "hanging out" as "playing." Which is even better!!! (Then we sat on my porch and talked for three hours. XD)

Tuesday (?) pictures:


Because I'm just a rebel that way.

It looks so cool... But it was really a "I'mma screw up your picture!!!" sort of thing.

*dials phone* *listens for a few minutes, then hangs up angrily* "Well, that's rude!" "What?" "A lady was talking to me, saying something about inserting thirty-five cents, then just hung up on me!!!"


This is one of the cannons, btw.

"I don't think I can fit under here... Hey, I did it!" Later: "Crap, I don't think I can get out."

He stayed in this position for, what, thirty seconds?

I, however, fell down just as soon as I got up.

I used to play on this thing when I was in Kindergarten. (sighs)

Just... Sitting there.

"Courtney, I can't get down!"

The actual playground part of the school. The new one.

We just kinda... Tied her there. Then ran off to play. >.>;

That wavy thing is so cool.

Not this wavy thing, though. I don't get this one.

I do not understand.

XDD He fell.



And, of course, that awesome picture Plushie took of me.

Heheheh. Stupid elementary students.
I need to remember to take some white paint out there. I want to change 'Crips' to 'Chips'.

g h o s t i e

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Reading Quirks

I just read this very interesting post by Megan Reid (guest blogger on Justine Labalestier's blog).

It got me thinking of reading quirks.
Megan Reid listed her quirks as:
  1. "When I get really into books I tend to forget to breathe, and then make embarrassing dying goldfish-ish gasping noises every few minutes.
  2. In my head, every protagonist has brown or red hair. I don’t know why, but they do. And it’s probably problematic, but that is a story for another post.
  3. I don’t read last pages first."

I spent some time in the comments, and people really do have some interesting quirks! There's reading any time, any where, talking to the book, reading while laying down, complete silence, reading the last 100 pages or so (the "final stretch") all at once... So many quirks! And they're all so interesting! If you have the time, I recommend you stop by the post comments.

What about me?
Let's see...
  1. I tend to read each page number when I turn to that page. I have no idea why, don't ask me. I've been doing it since I was ten. (^^;)
  2. I say each word in my head as I read. I didn't even realize that this is why I'm such a slow reader until I read a comment on Megan's post, where somebody said they did this. I know no other way of reading! Honestly, I didn't even realize people read without reading every word.
  3. I never read the last page. Apparently I'm in the minority? I never realized that, either. >.>; I used to read the very last word, when I was a lot younger, but I've learned that it isn't always the best idea. (laugh)
  4. I read at least a little bit every night. Even if it's only a few words, I have to read before bed!
  5. This probably isn't a quirk, but I love to curl up when I read. Reading at school is uncomfortable (even though I continue to do it) because of the desks. (I do, however, sit backwards on the bus in the afternoon and curl up that way.)

So what about the rest of you, my dear readers? What reading quirks do you have?*

g h o s t i e

*Hint, hint. Post a comment. Maybe a discussion will start up!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

The Strange Question Meme

Sorry, I'm addicted to these things. A real post coming up soon.
Took it from Sunday Stealing.

1. What is the color of your toothbrush?
Purple and Silver.

2. Name one person who made you smile today.
Fetus. (Because it was something he said about smiling.) Also, DJ, Andrea, and Katy in Phy-Science today. ^^

3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Styles and Textiles class, playing review Bingo. ;)

4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
Messing around with my blog. XD

5. What is your favorite candy bar?
o.o Carmello!

6. Have you ever been to a strip club?

7. What is the last thing you said aloud? Probably... "I'm going to bed soon." To my dad.

8. What is your favorite ice cream? How to choose?
Yes, how to choose? I'd say Caramel Caribou and Caramel Praline Crunch. I like caramel.

9. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Dr Pepper... >.>;

10. Do you like your wallet?
I do! It's duct tape! I made it!

11. What was the last thing you ate?
Uhm... Bottle Caps candy... >.<;

12. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?


13. The last sporting event you watched?
Actually watched? Winterfest game. For a few seconds. XD

14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?

15. Who is the last person you sent a text message to?
Don't remember. Only text on my friends' phones.

16. Ever go camping?
Of course!

17. Do you take vitamins daily?
I'm supposed to... Somtimes I do...

18. Do you go to church every Sunday?

19. Do you have a tan?
NO WAY. I even have a shirt that says 'Pale is the new tan'. XD

20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? I do, I do! Orange chicken FTW!!! (Eaten with chopsticks, of course.)

21. Do you drink your soda with a straw?
No... But that actually sounds good... I'mma try that with the rest of my Dr Pepper...

22. What did your last text message say?
I don't text! D:

23. What are you doing tomorrow?
School and reading. ;D

24. Favorite color?
Purple, blue, black, and grey. (Love grey.)

25. Look to your left; what do you see?
A red and yellow stuffed dog I won from the skill claw at the bowling alley. ^w^

What do y'all think of the new layout?

g h o s t i e

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Turns out my last post was #300. How did I miss that?!
For a change of pace, I'm doing a meme. ^^ Feel free to steal, I found it on Sunday Stealing.

1. How old do you look?
Fourteen. Or maybe it's just my personality that make people think that.

2. Where do you live?
Friend, you do not need to know that.

3. Are you waiting for something?

4. What’s one pet peeve of yours that is not common?
Is people not coughing into their elbows a common peve?

5. Do you want/have kids?
No. But maybe.

6. Have you ever thought about converting your religion?
Hypothetical daydreams when I'm bored, yeah. But never seriously.

7. Last shocking news you heard?
A few days ago when my friend called me cute/pretty. :O

8. What was the last thing you drank?
I am drinking apple juice right now. ^___^

9. Who do you most look like in your family?
My dad, I believe... Actually, I'm told that I look a lot like my grandma, but I honestly do not see it...

10. If you could have something right now, anything, what would it be?
A MOTORCYCLE. And a license for it. >w< ...On a much smaller scale, a new journal.

11. Where does most of your family live?
Over there. *points* Thataway.

12. Where did you grow up?
Right here, where I'm sitting now.

13. Where do you want to go on vacation?
Tokyo, baby!

14. Have you ever had a panic attack?
No, thank God.

15. What can’t you wait for?
A lot of things. Halloween. Germany trip. Romance. Summer.

16. When’s the last time you told someone you loved him or her and meant it?

17. Have your parents ever smoked pot?
Oh gosh, I hope not. (No, I could not see that.)

18. Want someone back in your life?
That would be nice.

19. What do you order at the bar?
I grab myself a mix of sodas. It usually ends up being pretty gross. (The only time I go to 'the bar' is when I go bowling every Saturday, because the bowling alley has a bar. My g'pa owns it, so I get free food/soda. >w<)

20. When was the last time you cried really, really hard?
Would you believe me if I said I don't cry?

21. Ever licked someone’s cheek?
Mmmm... Whu-? Whut? Oh! No.
...How 'bout bite someone's lip? XD

22. What is your favorite thing to eat with peanut butter?
Bread. And honey. ^-^
No, wait! Bagels! With honey. ^-^

23. Where were you on July 4th, 2008?
:O I was at summer camp with Angel! I remember it! I was extremely disappointed because we didn't do anything special for Independence Day.

24. What are your nicknames?
Coco, Ero-Coco, Max, Maximum, Maxine, Maximillian, Maxi Pad (any any other form of 'Max'), Ghostie...

25. If you could go back in time, how far back would you go?
I'd go to the Victorian era, then on my way back to the future (present), I'd take a pit stop in 1920, 1952, 1973, and 1985.

g h o s t i e

Sunday, 14 March 2010


I saw Alice in Wonderland yesterday!
Jaja, das war gut.
Apparently Kaity B was there. She told Andrea-A that she saw me, but she never told me personally. :/
Before Plushie and I went to the movie theatre, we stopped at the Dollar Store to get caaaandies (gosh, that was such a good idea! Candy is so cheap there!), and the first thing we saw (well, he saw) when we walked in was... Naruto paddle balls.
I picked one up for Chelsie. ;)
And she still wants to do Naruto cosplay for Halloween! :DD I think we should start working on our costumes this summer. That will be fun!

During fifth hour (last hour) Mrs. S was trying to explain to us the concept of quadratic equations (man, you should have seen my journal entry for that day! We were supposed to put all we know about quadratic equations, and I wrote an entire page that can pretty much be summed up in two words: "I have no idea.")... I lost where I was. Anyway, she was trying to teach, and at the same time we all heard someone singing softly... It wasn't from our class. She went out to see if anyone in the hallway was doing it, but no one... Then it eventually faded away... Half an hour later it started up again, and Mrs. S stopped right in the middle of what she was saying to Jon and just listened. XD It was weird. We came to the conclusion that our room has a ghost. :]

I love this. It's just so expensive!

I'm thinking about changing the name of my blog... Be on the lookout for that.

g h o s t i e

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Soon We'll Be Living in the Future

I have to stoooop wanting to change my blog's layout. DX It's like this, and it is here to stay! (For a few more weeks, anyway...)
Plushie-chan (ooh, I should start calling him that!) invited me to go see Alice in Wonderland with him today! But... I don't know if I can. v.v I've been planning to see the 3 o'clock showing of our school play, Grease, and I have a friend in it and I really want to see it. So maybe they'll be going to see Alice a little later.... Or else I'll probably just end up seeing it with my mother or Angel. ;)

I'm living next door to a lake again.
No, srsly. April showers came a liiiitle early this year, and now my neighbour's side yard is flooded again. Like it does every year. I just hope it won't freeze over like it usually does! (That means snow. D:<)
After Jason dropped me off at home yesterday, I immediently took off my sandals and knee-socks and ran outside to get the mail. (I took a few detours through the mud.) Then I came inside and changed into Bermuda shorts and a t-shirt and opened up my window. :3 Angel thinks I'm crazy for thinking this weather is warm, but it is! Fifty degrees Fahrenheit is freaking WARM! Anyone else agree? Let me hear the 'aye's!

Okay. I mentioned this before, but now it's actually happening, so I'll go all-out here! (Uh-oh.)
Heck yush. >:3
I think I got the idea when I thought about the club Nellie's school has, then something Emily said really inspired me to talk to other people about it. I mentioned it to Plush, and he was all for it! So we began planning together, researching, trying to figure out how to make it work. We had everything planned, and the only two things left for us to do was to find a teacher that would supervise us, and talk to the school principal.
We killed two birds with one stone. >w< (In a way.)
We decided to talk to the art teacher first, Mr. R, because he'd be likely to want to help us. Guess what? He was all for it!!! So we met with him the next day, yesterday, to discuss what we wanted to do and everything. He told us that he talked to the principal, and there's not even any strict club etiquette we have to follow! Pretty much, we just need to have a teacher to supervise (which we have!). And Mr. R even gave us some good ideas! (We're going to watch anime, from the old stuff to the very new stuff. Y'know, to see how anime evolved over the decades? It was sort of both Plush and Mr. R's idea, I think. We're going to start off watching an anime Mr. R has from when he was a kid, back in the '70s.)
Now we just have to get members together (which we're working on), choose a date for the first meeting, and plan out the first meeting. YESSSS.
It's actually happening!!!
I hope that it works out... Maybe we can all attend that local anime con together this summer! ^w^


g h o s t i e

Thursday, 11 March 2010

I know I keep saying this, but... Today was suuuch a good day!
SRSLY. Even better than the usual 'wonderful.' ^_^

I was just mindin' my own business, headed to my German class, when Fetus appeared out of no where, walking towards me, put his arm around me, then dragged me to the wall, then said "Hello" and walked off. I still do not understand...

Then... I walked in for Physical Science, and the first thing I saw was Mrs. C standing in the back corner, next to this huge movie theatre-style popcorn machine, making popcorn... What?! Then we watched Land of the Lost, because the Juniors had to take the ACTs all this week, and she's a niiiice teacher. On my way out I grabbed a bag for Plushie, since I ate most of his popcorn last Sunday... >.>;;

I stayed late after school with Plush... Eh, he was supposed to come over, but we met after school and it was kind of like... This: "Do you have a note?" "What?" "Are you riding my bus?" "You never told me that." "Well, that's what we always do!" "Well..." "I'm confused now!!!" So Donald grabbed a back of popcorn Mrs. C was handing out at the corner, said good-bye to his girlfriend, allowed Genaro to take half of his popcorn, and we left. We searched for Jason so he could give us a ride home, but we couldn't find him so we walked around the back of the school and found the art teacher. Guess what? We're starting an anime club at school!!!
We ended up calling his mother to pick us up, who called his grandmother... Who took us to his house. His mother had salespeople over. (laugh) We walked to my house and played the Sims 3 for three hours. XD (SO TIME CONSUMING.)

It's raining... And now I'm really sad that my computer isn't next to the window anymore. :(

To tie together a nearly-perfect day (testing was the only thing keeping it from reaching perfection), I am now talking to my best-friend-from-elementary-school for the first time since last summer! =D YUSSSH.

g h o s t i e

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Sometimes We Need to Just Stop and Breathe.

We had the day off yesterday, so Angel and I hung out.

We like hanging out on the railroad tracks.

I can get some good pictures that way. ;)

And sometimes... We feel dangerous. XD

We wanted to go to the store. So instead of the 3-minute walk on the road from my house, we took the tracks.

You see, 'taking the tracks' involves a long, 20-minute trek through a big, snowy corn field.

But sometimes I can get good shots this way, too.

Good memories. ^^


I took pictures for four consecutive mornings last week.

These two pictures are both from the first morning.

The second morning.

Sometimes the sky leaves me breathless.

This one was taken from a little closer to the school than the others. I don't know why I didn't use the tree before.

Have a good night, everyone.