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The graphic that I’ve been getting my topics from says that the last question is “When do you become a Doctor Who fan?” but I think it’s supposed to mean “When DID you become a Doctor Who fan?”

Either way…

I’m not sure exactly when because I started watching the first season at one point and loved it, but then stopped watching for a while, then I had to draw my own constellation for my Earth Systems class a few years later and my constellation was the TARDIS and then I started watching again.

As for when DO you become a fan: I have no idea. I suppose when you start watching of your own accord instead of because it happens to be on or because your friends watch it while you’re present. This doesn’t count when it comes to that one time I watched the entire first season of Glee, however, because I watched it all in hopes that it would become better, but it didn’t. So, I guess another criteria item would be that you also have to like it.

Anyway, on to other things.

My friend from Twitter, Lauren whose blog is entitled Lauren’s Playground, nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award, for which I am extremely thankful (THANKS, LAUREN!).

Here are some instruction thingies for the people whom I have nominated.

  1. Copy and paste the award logo onto a post.
  2. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. List seven things about yourself.
  4. Nominate five other blogs.

One: I play the violin in my high school orchestra, one of the only places in which I am ever competitive.

Two: I like knitting and crafty things, though I don’t really know much about art or crafts or arts and crafts or colors or design or fashion. I knit to clear my head and to occupy myself when I am bored.

Three: I like writing things from both a creative and a technical stand-point. I’ve completed three novels and two screenplays so far in my (extremely productive, let me tell you) life.

Four: I like watching documentaries (especially the ones about space).

Five: I have an irrational fear of cutting my hair. It is almost (probably) three(ish) feet long right now and I rarely get it trimmed, though there are occasions when I would like to shave it all off, though I would regret it if I ever did (I won’t).

Six: I like going to school, not because of the social aspect (which I actually sort of hate), but because I like to learn stuff and I think that my teachers are very interesting people who deserve to be listened to.

Seven: I am a terrible driver. I have had so many near-crashes on the road that I’m surprised people don’t take away my license. I have a really hard time changing lanes because I can’t glance over and see things, so I nearly crash into people and I forget to stop at stop signs regularly. I’m that person that everyone passes because they are driving five under the speed limit.

There you go. Now for nominations:

MattPeart: Apparently profound ramblings. He likes yo-yos. I borrowed a book to him… I also apparently make a great effort to know things about people.

Liter(ality): Great stuff about writing… and an occasional bunny… and stuff.

Jeyna Grace: Fabulous things to read. Fabulous. FABULOUS. O_o

I couldn’t really find any more blogs. Three is more than half of five anyway…

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Favorite Actress:

I really like Catherine Tate. I don’t know what else to say about it. She’s funny and she gets angry. I like it when people get easily angered. In movies/television shows, that is.

Anyway, since I’m boring everyone out of their minds here at this blog, you can now go watch me vlog! Not that I vlog very often, but I don’t really do anything consistently. I’m sporadic, what can I say? http://www.youtube.com/user/EmilyTheApple

I changed the name of my blog again… Exciting, isn’t it?

 

Apparently, titles for blog posts are optional. That’s a little ridiculous. Are people really going to read a paragraph or more of writing without some sort of indication as to what the post is going to be about, especially when most people who blog are blogging to get a following for some unknown reason. I’m pretty lazy and I still manage to come up with a title. In fact, if I can’t come up with a title, I take it as a sign that I shouldn’t write a post either.

See, it’s a thing. It’s one of those things that you just do. You make a title for your blog. No one is going to read it otherwise and don’t pretend like you don’t want people to read it because you’re posting it online. Just because you set your Twitter account to private doesn’t mean anything. If you didn’t want people to read the stuff that you post, you’d write it down in some ridiculous, leather-bound journal and then you’d burn it before you die.

Or you’d make a Word document. Only Word documents don’t turn out as fluffy and colorful as blog posts. Even hand-written journals look pretty cool when you finish them, if your handwriting isn’t like mine. Mine changes constantly. It will be slanted and long at the beginning of the page and then slowly morph into short and fat. I’m pretty sure that means I have an unstable personality, but I haven’t snapped and murdered people yet, so I figure I’m okay for now.

Maybe emotionally unstable people are the people who don’t give titles to their blog-posts? That’s a thought. When I go to college, I should get a degree in internet psychology or something. Then I could spend hours on tumblr and call it ‘research’. I am a genius.

I Give Up

I give up on Blog Every Day in April. Not only because I missed the last four or whatever days, but because I will most likely miss the next however many days are left in April. I’m still not even halfway done with my Script Frenzy screenplay, so I’ll be writing ten pages every day for the next week in order to catch up/finish, plus I won’t get home on Tuesday until after nine o’clock in the evening. I’m riding a bus for many hours to go to the Orchestra Region Festival. If our orchestra doesn’t get to go to state (again), that will make us the only group in our high school’s arts department that didn’t go to state (not to mention probably the only organization at our school)(I swear all the sports teams go to state or take state or whatever it is that sports teams do).

I would like to feel confident, but the I felt confident at the region solos and ensambles festival and our quartet got such a bad score that I’m amazed we didn’t just jump off of a mountain or something.  Our director keeps telling us about orchestra that have dropped out of the regions festival or teachers who told her that their schools are struggling in an attempt to make us feel like we have a chance of going to state, but then we keep hearing that sometimes no one in the region festival qualifies for state, so that’s incredibly encouraging.

Of course, I could be entirely wrong and we could do fantastic, but I don’t really want to get my hopes up. I’m all itchy from encountering everything I am allergic to this weekend and I’m not in the mood to be hopeful. Also, my computer froze up for about an hour earlier, so I unplugged it and carried it around for a while claiming that I was going to put it in time-out, but all I really ended up doing was opening the case and blowing giant clouds of dust up into the air, which I then breathed in (probably due to my massive intelligence) and then complaining that there was no space for more RAM.

In bringing this blog post back to the beginning (a circle… glorious), if my computer refuses to cooperate whilst I am trying to catch up on Script Frenzy, then I likely won’t catch up and that will be really embarrassing because I’ve never failed Script Frenzy before (never in all of the one time that I did it). Of course, I’ve failed NaNoWriMo several times, so that’s not really a big deal. The next time I do NaNoWriMo, though, I’m not telling anyone that I am doing it so that it will be less pitiful when I do fail. Then again, maybe I’ll write something fabulous and everyone will be wildly jealous of my incredible skill and beauty.

Gosh, this blog post reminds me of my A to Z portfolio project thing that I had to do for US History. Toward the middle of the alphabet when I had to write my miniature reports on M and N and so forth, I got really tired of writing reports and I got a little bit sarcastic (who am I kidding? I got a lot sarcastic). It wasn’t anything to lose me points, but I started saying things like, “And then so-and-so decided to go and start this organization because, apparently, he was really smart and the public was absolutely thrilled with him, being the mindless sheep that they were. Then he went to jail because he was a moron and decided to break the law. It served him right”. As you can see, I’m kind of great at making things up, but our US History teacher is just a student-teacher still going to college and he wears a bowtie every Friday, so I can’t imagine that my AMAZING writing skills will go unappreciated, though he absolutely does NOT think that my red-hair jokes are funny. He hates his red hair, which is understandable because sometimes he looks sort of like a clown, but really, he should just start dressing like an Irish-man and get over it.

There are times (such as now) when I think that I should really stop aspiring to be a writer so as to avoid inflicting so much boredom on my readers, but I really cannot help it… I am sorry.