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A Childhood Dream, An Exciting Announcement, and Some News

13 May

When I was a little Rosey, I wanted to be a Disney Princess.

Who am I kidding? I still want to be a Princess!

I have been to Disney World twice. The first time, I was three or four years old. It was truly spectacular. I dragged my parents around everywhere and made them stand in line for hours for rides that lasted thirty seconds. I practically lived in Minnie Mouse’s house and accidentally set fire to whatever they have baking in her oven many, many times.  That little bit still has me traumatized. I refuse to bake without some form of supervision. My first go, my favorite ride was The Haunted Mansion. Yes, adorable little curly-haired baby-Rosey went on the scary ride some 40 times that trip. My parents knew the ride so well that they supplemented it with their own scary voices and shouts. Most memorably, when the large group all stand in the room and the floor goes down or whatever, my kind and gentle father screamed at the top of his lungs, traumatizing everyone on the ride (including the parents.)

The second time my parents and I went down, we went with our friends. The family has twins girls who are my age. Being the sophisticated five or six ear old that I was, I adored the company whilst we roamed the park. Again, I spent the majority of my park time in the Minnie Mouse house, but this time, I was older. I’d been exposed to the world. I knew the Princesses.

I dragged my poor parents all over the park to track down Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping beauty. I trailed after Belle in a dream-like trance. I danced after Jasmine and Aladdin like a monkey.  My little friends were more than happy to join me. We all went to the Breakfast with the Princesses one morning before the park opened to the public. I don’t think I ate a things. Who could, really? I was in a room surrounded by celebrities. Even my friends’ dad was amazed (by Tinkerbelle’s short skirt.) I got to have a one-on-one with my heroes! I told the fairy Godmother my hearts desire. My mother wished for no wrinkles and to lose twenty pounds. The Fairy Godmother told her that if she could do that, would she really be here? Only now do I understand that.

But what I enjoyed the most, more than every character and ride, was the Small World Ride. I had to have gone on that ride at least one hundred times. My parents begged to go on any other ride, but I insisted.

That was the last time I went to Florida…

UNTIL NOW!!!

That’s right! This upcoming October, I’m going to Universal Orlando Studios to experience

THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER

Cue angelic music and the gates to heaven opening.

My mum and I are probably the biggest Harry Potter Geeks ever. In my family, we have a yearly Potterhead Trivia Contest. You are reading the blog post of the three year reigning champion. We have never been, but have wanted to since it opened. This is truly a dream come true. My wonderful, amazing, best big brother ever got me and my mum the tickets. October really can’t come soon enough.

On a much, much, much sadder note, Mac passed away on Saturday night. My school is mourning. Keep him and his family in your thoughts or prayers.

JENNIE WAS ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA!!!

I don’t have the video from it, but I heard it was awesome!

Here’s a bit about her from youtube: http://youtu.be/k8kyyyDI1qY

Jennie’s so cool. Yay, Jennie!

Writing Update: Nothing to say. Shame on me.

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My Friend Jennie Lamere, Writing Update, and Sugar Overload

10 May

Do you see this girl? This girl is none other than… JENNIE LAMERE.

If you haven’t heard of Jennie Lamere, you have now! Jennie is 17, and she just won a fabulous hacking competition by creating a Twitter app to filter spoilers out of your timeline. She calls it Twivo, but I call it the River Song app.

The coolest part about Jennie is….

I KNOW HER! Yes, it is true, I know Jennie.

I KNOW SOMEONE WIL WHEATON POSTED ABOUT ON TUMBLR.

I met Jennie when I was actually pretty young. We were in the musical Honk!  together. My first impression of Jennie was

“Wow, she’s a really pretty dancer.”

Yes, she dances too! Good looks, huge brain, and she’s one of the nicest people I know. I reconnected with Jennie this year when I started High School. Jennie was a senior and I’m a freshman. We were reacquainted when I joined the Liturgical Dance club that she was heading. She recognized me before I her, and it was fabulous to get to see her again. We were in Little Mermaid Jr.  where she showed off her bright smile and wonderful attitude while dancing better than I could ever dream to. Jennie, if you see this, thanks for dancing in front of me during “Under the Sea.” Without you, i never would have remembered that dance.

Today we had the senior farewell at school, and I admit I got a little teary that I wouldn’t be in drama with Jennie next year. She is such an inspiration on so many levels and I would be a very different person if I hadn’t met her.

Jennie, darling, I love you. I wish you the best of luck in your future. I hope we stay friends as you branch out into the world with an already impressive track record of a genius and a wonderful person.

Okay, I’m going to stop before I cry. One final picture:

As an update from my last post, I am now 40 pages into my play. I think I may be able to finish act one tonight and depending on how it goes, if I’m very lucky I’ll finish act two by Sunday. However, I think a more reasonable estimate is Tuesday for the first draft to be finished.

I actually typed so much last night that my hands were sore today. Not. Cool. But, hey! I got vitamins. Finally.

My friend Claire and her family are some of the nicest people to me. I hang around their house more than I hang around anywhere else. Mr. and Mrs. Claire’s Parents are both in the air force, so you don’t mess with them, but they’re sweethearts. A fun little story about them:

In their pantry, they had this huge industrial bag of gourmet jelly beans. They are pretty  normal people, so they like the traditional flavors: the orange ones, cherry, etc. So whenever I went over their house, I’d eat the ones they didn’t like i.e. popcorn, black licorice, cinnamon. Recently, they finished off their favorites, so today in school Claire brought me in their rejects. It was about 1/8 of the bag left.

I finished it. I ate them all. Right now I’m recovering from a sugar coma. Claire and I played a game where she would give me two and I’d eat them at the same time and then I’d guess which flavors they were. It was actually really gross, but I’m still reigning champion. My mouth tastes like black licorice and winning.

Time to keep writing. For anyone who actually reads this, thank you for putting up with my madness.

Au revoir!

Twitters for Jennie and Claire:

@jenniee_l

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