Saturday, June 13, 2009


Here I am in Birmingham, Alabama and it is pouring down rain. It is going to be crazy trying to load all our luggage into the car in less than an hour! Hopefully it won't be like this at the beach! I am looking forward to some fun in the sun! This morning has been an early morning. I woke up and got dressed, repacked my bags, and now I'm sitting on the couch with the door open listening to the rain and anxiously awaiting for my travel-mates to rise and shine and get ready to hit the open road. I've got my playlist ready and I'm ready to go. I just wanted to let everyone out there in cyberspace know what was going on this morning. Have a good day and keep in touch. I think I hear people moving around. Maybe we are leaving soon! Bye!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Life...or something like it.

Well....due to a lack of followers and comments and the fact that I have been CRAZY busy...I haven't been able to update for the last several days. But today I did feel the need to tell you guys about "work" today. I was watching some kids at my church today and one of the little girls (Sadie) walks up to me and with the sweetest look on her face she asks, "Why do my panties always give me a wedgie." Well, the girl I was working with and I just bust out laughing because it was probably the LAST thing we could imagine her saying! I just wanted to share that with you. And this picture of the adorable Sadie

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Gossip Girl Assessment.

Before the T.V. show (which just wrapped up it's second season on the C.W.) there were the books. When I heard about the show I said to myself. "Hmm....Hey Mattie. You should read the books first to see what it is all about!" So I did. I found the books (written by Cecily VonZeigesar) a bit annoying and I didn't like them at all really. The storylines keep you confused about whose side you as the audience are supposed to side with in arguements. The story is told from several points of view, starting with the Upper East Side Royalty teens Serena VanDerWoodsen, her on-again-off-again best friend Blair Waldorf, Blair's sometimes boyfriend, Nate Archibald, and the increasingly feminine Chuck Bass (and his monkey), and going all the way to Serena's Biggest fan, Dan Humphrey, his little sister Jenny (who goes to school with Serena and Blair) and Dan's occasional girlfriend/bestfriend Vanessa. Some people may enjoy seeing what is going on with every single character but I find it difficult to make any kind of a connection to any particular person. In the show they continue this practice of showing the story's progression through the eyes of the various characters but there is almost always the line that separates what the truth is and who we should or shouldn't like. GossipGirl the show is very,VERY different from the books. In my opinion, if you are a fan of either one, do not try mixing them. I can almost promise you it will leave you unhappy. BUT if you didn't like the books you might want to try out the show (it is probably my favorite show on TV-I own season 1 and plan on buying season 2 ASAP). Same characters...some of the same qualities but all-around the characters are not as rediculous as they seem in the books. As for those of you who enjoy teen-fic novels you might take a look at Gossip the first one. If you don't like the first one...I PROMISE you it does not get better. I read the first couple thinking it was going to get better and by the time I realized it wasn't getting better at all it was too late. I was in the middle of a series that I wasn't particularly liking but didn't want to leave off in the middle of. You know that feeling when you are sitting in the book store looking for some good summer reading and you read the first chapter of a book to see if it is something you might like...if you hate it, it is easier to put down than if you had read half the book the half way point (for me at least) it's like...there is no reason to NOT finish it. If you've come this far, why stop now? I will say, however, that I DO enjoy the spin-off series featuring Jenny Humphrey (The It Girl Series--also by Cecily VonZeigesar). As a matter of fact, I just recieved the latest book via USPS (Adored--released June 1, 2009). I haven't had much time to read it...I'm still only on chapter 5 but so far things for Jenny seem to be going well back at Waverly Academy.
-Until Next Time (You know you love me, XOXO)


Friday, June 5, 2009


As you have probably noticed, I am new to blogspot. So PLEASE bear with me. I am going to try my hardest to update everyday and make sure you know absolutely everything you might want to know about my matter how exciting or boring you might find it. So enough introduction I'm just gonna jump right in and tell you about my day!

This morning I woke up with my hair inside the swimming cap I bought yesterday...apparently I fell asleep in it...It was tight and giving me a headache, not to mention I looked pretty silly. So I got up and started to work on some preparations for my Florida trip next week. Then my mom and I went swimming this afternoon where (yes I took my swimming cap) I got a really funny looking sunburn. And so far I've spent this evening practically swimming in Aloe Vera to ease the pain. Needless to say today has been a little bit less than productive...but at least today I did something other than play The Sims 3! (which I highly recommend by the way)

I really wish my life was a little bit more interesting if not for my own benefit, than at least for you, my readers (assuming I have readers that is). I'm sure when summer is in full swing I will have more to write about. Obviously some days are more interesting than others, I just ask you to bear with me....stick it out and I promise to write something interesting at some point.

If you are wondering if I'm anywhere else...well, I am. I'm on twitter (which I am probably on the most), facebook (I am not on as much as i used to be but I still check at least once a day), myspace (don't check often but I still get updates sent to my phone it has most of my poetry on it), and I even still have my xanga (i wrote on xanga through my freshman year of high school and I have some pretty funny pictures and comments).
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