Friday, December 31, 2010

quick mini blog! : shout out to the Philippines!

So, i was looking at my people counter or whatever its called, and i have one reader from the Philippines!!

So hello to you, dear reader!

Which brings me to my other thought....
If i have so many people viewing my blog (68 total this month) why aren't you COMMENTING?!?!

Geez! Or liking or SOMETHING?

-- Holly

Happy New Year (:

Happy New Year everyone!!
I hope everybody is doing well, and having a happy new year!

Which brings me to my first question of the day....does everybody celebrate New Years? I mean, i don't think that only Americans celebrate it, cause its a world wide thing...right?

So, if someone could that or something? Wiki it? Cause i just don't feel like doing it. And if no one knoes i'll cowboy up and do it myself (:

Okay, without further to do, here are my New Years goals!!

1. Read 150 books. Now, many of you are probably thinking 'Why is it so little? You could probably do that in 5 month.' But you've got to think about all the pages, and homework...and ect. So i'm making it 150. If anyone has book suggestions or anything like that, please let me know! I'll read anything!! With each book i'll also be doing a review (:

2. Loose 30lbs. Many of you haven't ever met me (pretty much none of you, but i don't know if anyone of my friends/family reads this) but i'm not a small girl. I'm not HUGE, but i could stand to loose a couple pounds. So i want to loose 30lbs and not gain it all back. I want to be able to look good in a bikini. I mean, i wear one anyway because there are some people WAY bigger than me that wear one, but i still want to look good.

3. Only drink one soda ever other month. This kinda goes with the 'loose 30lbs' thing, but i just wanted to make this a serperate goal because i can still loose weight and drink a lot of sundrop. I don't think you guys understand how much i LOVE SUNDROP! for real, i'm addicted. So, to tone that addiction down, i'm making myself refuse it. I'm going to drink one today, but after that, none til February.

4. I'm going to not care what anyone else thinks about me. I've said before that i already DONT care, which i don't. But i do sometimes let it get to me. I think one reason i don't care, is because i don't act like myself, so when people talk about me, its not really me....make since? So i'm going to be me, and not care what people think (:

5. Kick boxing. Starting tomorrow, i'm doing Kick boxing at the YMCA, and i'm going to stick with it. I'm kinda excited, but i feel like crap soo....i don't really want to go.

So there's my 5, but i need 5 more!! post in the comments what you think is a good new years goals!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mini Blog -- Merry Christmas!

Hello to all!
I hope your having a wondrous day and a Merry Christmas! If you don't celebrate christmas, then i just hope your having a wondrous day! (:

So i just ate (a lot) and watched Eclipse (awesome) and now i think i'm going to go write some. Because i have a marvelous idea for FF.

Stay tuned for my New Years Revolution!

Friday, December 24, 2010

baby its cold out side...*

Hello fellow bloggers!
Today i'm going to post a merry Christmas to you all, and i hope you are all doing well. If you don't celebrate christmas, then i hope you have a good break and that you are still doing well (:

So, we're supposed to have some snow tomorrow and i REALLY hope it does. Like...for real. That would be AMAZING.

Its not going to be a really long post today, cause i just....have really nothing to say! But sometime during this week i'm going to be posting some new years goals that i'd like to do!

If anyone has any ideas about what i should do, please post it in the comments and just let you imagination fly!

Later tators!
-- Holly

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Facebook -- The Pros and Cons

So last night proving once again i didn't have a life, i was looking through some of Nadia's old post and found this one -- What Your Profile says about You
That made me start thinking of Facebook, and one thing lead to another, and now theres a list of all the pro's and cons of Facebook.
Before i copy it down and all this stuff, let me just tell you i AM a facebook addict. I'm on it all the time. Heck, its up in a tab right now! But thats also because of what i said in the first sentence.
Okay, so Pros and Cons --

Pros --
- You get to meet up with old friends that you had when you were little and forgot about, or moved away.
- Theres lots of games that you can procrastinate with (:
- If you really like this song, and you want others to hear it, you don't have to physically tell them about it. You can just post it on your wall and let all your Facebook stalkers* go at it.
- If you family lives far away, and you never really get to see them, then you can keep up with them.
- You can meet other people who have the same interest as you.
- ^ going with that, you can meet people from all around the world, and learn about their life style and religions. So thats pretty neat.

Cons --
- * It has turned the world into stalkers. No joke
- 5th graders have it!! 5th graders!! I mean, some people aren't mature enough to have it in 9th grade, let alone 5th!
- People argue on it all the time, and it gets annoying to have it blow up your news feed.
- In addition to people arguing on it, everyone noes you business, so if you get in a fight with someone on it, EVERYONE can see it.
- People definitely abuse it.

But, despite all the cons, i'm still an adict. For example about the fights, there were these two girls that got into a fight and then they were trying to make it better, so this girl post on MY wall, saying ' Hey, me and Krissy are trying to be friends again, and we want your input.'
What the heck?
Does anybody else find a slight problem in that?


PS -- So, I was looking at my Stats the other day, and apparently i have a good amount of people looking at my blog. I only have 4 followers. Not that i'm complaining about my followers, cause i love them all...but who are you people that are just creeping on my blog and not commenting or following?
So, i'm now opening up the anonymous comments. But that also means i'll be looking over all the comments now, cause i don't want any 'i hate you, and i'm going to come kill you' comments on my blogger. (<-- And that HAS happened to me before. Not in those exact words, but something like that)

PSS -- I also added a place down there that you can put if you though my post was interesting, funny, or just plain awesome. Sorry for the ,,, it was supposed to be ... and i'm too lazy to change it (:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mini blog : Biggest hoe in YA literary history

Okay, so this is my second blog post of the day (showing that i really don't have a life at all) but i just wanted to go ahead and put this out there.

Zoey Redbird, of the House of Night series, is a whore.
Grade A.
It wouldn't bother me as bad, i think, if she recognized that she was a hoe. But she doesn't. She thinks she's an angel which really gets under my skin.

Sorry, i really had to get that off my chest (:

In better news, Charlie Brown is on right now, and that makes me oh so happy!

-- Holly

PS.. If anyone has read Nightshade, i'm reading that right now, and i totally like Ren better!

Snow or no snow...that is the question

So, where i live, it can't decide if it REALLY wants to snow, or if it just wants to do some wimpy crap for a couple of minutes.
Which, let me just tell you, is annoying.

Cause you get all excited cause..i mean its SNOW! but then about 10 minutes you want to go outside and take so beautiful pictures to see that the snow has quite and its just cold.
And this is is not the 21rst! It can be cold (with out snow) in the winter! But its cold in the fall (with out snow) and thats. not. cool.
I mean, seriously. A couple days ago, its was 11 degrees. 11. And i had to stand out side in it for 20 minutes.
Not. Fun.
At least at the Middle School, they would let you go in the little foyer when it got really cold. At the high school? Nope.
Its child abuse, i swear.
But i digress.

So, i really wanted to show you some pictures that i took and edited!

So, these are just some (: I had more, but i kept on accidentally deleting them, so i though it was a sign.

Happy Holidays!
-- Holly

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Two of the most awkward moments in my life...

Okay, so first of all, i'm sorry i haven't posted in a while /:
I've had a rough two weeks, and i just didn't feel like all.
But with that out of the way...

So, today can be classified as 'awkward'. Really, really awkward.
Well today and last night.

Some background info, there's this new guy that comes to my church (he's from...some where. I forgot), and we text sometimes. But he came to youth last night, and we were talking and sitting beside each other, and just being friends. Well, we were texting later that night, and he was like 'yea, those girls though we were dating..haha' and it was REALLY awkward. Like, i could FEEL the awkwardness coming off of that text message. So i was like 'yea, there like that....' and it was just...ew. Really, really awkward.

And THEN today, i was called to the councilor's office. I can't go into detail about what it was about, but it wasn't true. And i told her that it wasn't and she believed me, blah blah blah.
But the awkward part was that...i hate being council-ed . Its just....ew. I hate sitting in a room, talking about my feels to a person i don't even KNOW! And i wanted to be like 'no offense lady, but i don't even know you! So why would i even tell you if it WAS true?'

Another thing i just though about, is that we have sex ed this week. Which is just awkward in itself.

Later tators (:
-- Holly

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beautiful Darkness

Title : Beautiful Darkness
Author(s): Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Pages: 563

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
Rate : 10/10 stars

Review --
Okay, so i literally JUST got done reading this book..and i'm thoroughly impressed.
So with out further ado, here are my top likes and dislikes..
Likes --
1. I live near south carolina, and they got the south right on the money. I know how small towns can be (thank god mines not like that), and they nailed it.
2. The main character Lena. She relates well to the reader (or atleast to me), and is also very much a girl. When i first started reading this i was like ' Lena's probably going to be a badass, and just going to blow everyone away.'...but no. She was a real girl (setting aside the fact that she can bring on a hell of a storm with just a thought).
3. I liked how the writers made the reader realize that Ethan, even if he hated it, was apart of that town. I guess why i liked it was because its SOOO TRUE!
4. Scene where their in the library...its just really cool.
5. The description was AH-mazing. Everything in my mind was sooo crystal clear, and thats really all the writers doing. So they did a good job doing that.

For the dislikes...i honestly dont have any. To me, this book was one of the best books i've read in a long time.

You can get the book here (Beautiful Creatures) and read more about the authors and their up coming books here (Caster Chronicles)

-- Holly

Monday, November 29, 2010

mini blog : i whip my hair back and forth

So, a song by Willow Smith called 'i whip my hair' is harmful to human kind.
I'm serious!

I was with my friend Sarah the other day, and we were making videos of us dance to songs...which are harmful to your eyes, so i don't suggest looking for them (:
Anyway, we were doing the head dance to that song, and i did it for 3. straight. minutes!

And now i have whip lash.

So...its defiantly harmful to people.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Most conflicted relationships/love triangles in YA novels

So, today during church, i was thinking (yes, i should have been listing, but thats beside the point) about the most conflicted relationships and/or love triangles in most YA novels. In most books, there's a whole triangle ( having one good relationship is soo yesterday ((i hope you picked up on the sarcasm in that, but if you didn't, then here's your clarification))), but there is some good books with the good old fashion love (:

  1. Mortal Instruments Series - Simon/Clary/Jace
(by the way, this segment is loosely based on the first 2 books) Okay, so this is most possibly my favorite books of all time. And one of those reasons is because of the romance in it! Okay, so lets just start with Simon and Clary. They'd been best friends since they were little, and Simon fell inlove with Clary, but she didn't know. So this is the typical, i met you in dippers/small town romance. But then you get Jace, who is just...yum. Thats really all i can say about him. He's sexy, mysterious, kinda a jerk..which shouldn't be attractive, but it is. So theres an instant attraction there, but Simon feels out of the loop. So here comes the jealousy and all that. I'm not going to get into it all that much, because i don't want to ruin it for you, but its just drama drama drama! But i'd defiantly take Jace. Hands down.

2. Twilight Saga - Jacob/Bella/Edward every book of this series, there is a love triangle. Between the same people! Starting with Edward and Bella, they fell in love kinda fast. I mean, i know he's like, 107 years old, but still. They were all cute and cuddly in the first book, but in the second....oh HECK no. This is were the gorgeous Jacob Black come in. He lifts up Bella from where she fell, piecing her back together. He is there when Edwards off being stupid. In Eclipse, theres all sorts of crap. Like, THIS is THE books for a love triangle (personally, i think that Edward and Jacob deserves better). And honestly, if it was in real life, Bella would have stayed with Jacob...most likely. I can't say she 100% would have, because..well i'm not her. But....yea.

3. House of Night series -- Erik/Zoey/Stark

First of all, let me just say, i don't know if i get the names right, because i'm to lazy to go look up the names, and i read this book in middle school. So, with that outta the way, lets talk about them. Stark doesn't come into the books till the....sixth book...i think. Anyway. And Zoey and Eric were a couple til Zoey (the whore) slept with a teacher WHILE she was dating Eric (and she didn't understand why Eric was mad....), so they broke up. And they were going to get back together, and they did, til stark came. He started to kinda change things up a bit, and Eric becomes more possessive of Zoey, and she doesn't like all. So they break up, and Zoey and Stark become a...thing i guess. Because they dont specify at first. And i'm not even going to get into Zoey's human boyfriend, Heath. She has a whole love square going on. So, all in all, Zoey is a whore, Eriks possessive, and Stark kicks butt.

4. Gallagher Girl Series -- Josh/Cammie/Zach

So, they really don't have a HUGE love triangle, cause both of them are really in different books. But you kinda put two-and-two together. Josh and Cammie are kinda cute together, you know...first love and stuff. I think Zach and Cammie are SO much better because Zach gets her. He understands her and all that jazz. He's sweet and know what? Josh and Cammie are cute, cause i want Zach.

5. Hush, Hush -- Patch/Nora

So this is the one i love the most, for many reasons. One, because i'm obsessed with fallen angles. I love books about them. And this is the classic romance of two people that can't be together, but they're with each other anyway. Patch is the classic bad boy who has a soft truffles. And i just really like Nora as a character too. She's pretty awesome. So, if you just want a classic romance with an AWESOME twist, this is the book you want.

Well, my fingers are killing me. I'm reading a book called Beautiful Creatures right now, and when i'm done i'm doing my first REAL review of it (:


PS -- Its finally Christmas music time!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Diary of a Country Girl -- A few of my favorite things...

So, today i was listing to the love of my life (aka my i-pod) and ' my favorite things' from Sound of Music came on, while i was updating a picture of my two most favorite things. So that made me start thinking...
What was a few of my favorite things?
So, heres a list of things that 'When I'm feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things..and then I don't feel so bad'

  1. Reading. Just...reading. Is there any other explanation? I know a lot of people despise reading, but i honestly just cant wrap my mind around it. They can take you anywhere, and you get so wrapped up in it. You can immerse yourself in it. People say they can do that in movies, but i just cant sit still. I mean, if its a good movie (see Harry Potter - strike out or home run) then i can sit. But if its just...horrible (Percy Jackson) then i cant sit at all. But i can sit for 3 hours at a time, just reading. So this is probably my most favorite thing...ever.
  2. Music. I can't really describe it, just because it means soo many things to soo many other people. You can listen to one song, and get something totally different out of then the person sitting beside you, listing to the same song. The singers (or musical instruments) can tell you things that NO one could be able to write down on paper, cause there are no words. A lot of people say that Miley Cyrus* and all of those teeny boppers don't do real music, and i used to agree. But the more i think about it, the more i'm changing my opinion. People out there probably think their music is life altering, and who are you to tell them their wrong? Thats what i LOVE about music. There's never a right answer.
  3. Photography. I never really understood photography until this year. I'd always loved taking pictures, but now i'm starting to take it a little more seriously. I really like capturing things out of in the world, that some people would never have looked at before. And i love taking pictures with my crappy kodak camera, showing people that you don't have to have the nicest camera in the world to still see beauty (:
  4. The last thing is writing. I've always loved to write, and i still love it, but its rare when i do. Its almost like its sacred to me. I know that sounds crazy, but hey, to be a writer you have to be a little off the straight line.
So those are my favorite things (: Sorry in advance for everything i missed spelled! This is the picture that also inspired this post --


*So..another thing about Miley, i herd her parents are splitting which is kinda sad. /:

Friday, November 26, 2010

Diary of a Country Girl -- Sundrop and Beauty and the Beast

Gods gift to the southern man.

Now, most of you are probably thinking right know...what the heck is sundrop?
Well, for most everyone else in the continental US know it as Mountain Dew. But sundrop is ten times better.
We still have mountain dew down here, but its not as good as the real thing. They have this magical drink in NC, GA, and SC. I think...
Here is a picture of the wonderful goodness..

In other news, lets talk Disney princesses. The one i'm going to focus on at them moment is Belle. So, as a little girl, this was my FAVORITE princess. Like, i was a huge Belle fan. But the more i watch the movie as i get older, the more she gets on my nerves. I mean, for real.
Now, your probably wondering why an almost 15 year old girl would want to watch a Disney movie. Well...i'm a sucker for musicals.
The reason that Belle gets on my nerves?
Well, first of all, she goes into the and then gets MAD at the beast for getting mad at her. What the heck? I would be pretty pissed too if someone went into a room i'd TOLD them not to go into. And then she makes him feel bad.
What. a. douche.
She just....gets under my skin.
Plus, she has a nasally voice. There's nothing i hate more than a nasally voice.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Harry Potter -- Strike out or Home run?

Okay, so i just went to go see Harry Potter.
O. My. God.

Okay, so just to get it out of the way, I LOVED IT! So, up next is going to be spoilers. If you haven't read the book, or seen the movie, shield you eyes. And hang your head in shame for not reading the most awesome books known to man.

So, since i REALLY liked this movie, i guess i'll start with the good things (:
-- Almost everything they did, even down to the SMALLEST detail, was in the movie. This is a good thing, cause to me, the 6 movie just didn't hold up to the books potential. This one did.
-- So the whole, ice diving and horcrux killing thing was pretty cool. Its been a while since i read the book, so i don't really remember the thing. But, i know. It was pretty beastly all the same (:
--Bathilda and the snake coming out of her body was FREAKING AWESOME!! O MY GOD!! Just as i envisioned it...just wow. Good job.
-- Bellatrix? Pretty much a b.a right there. Love her. She's a freaking awesome actress.
-- Dobby. Just Dobby. I literally walked out of the theater sobbing. O my gosh.

Somethings I didn't like, just cause i like to follow the book;
-- They didn't give the theater enough time to morn for Hedwig. (<-- This isn't really in the book, just my own selfish desire)
-- The fact that nobody talked about Lupin and Tonxs (<-- Did i spell her name right?) being pregnant. I mean, maybe thats in the second part, but...
-- The changed the minister. Even though he only had like...10 lines, still. If its not broke, why change it?
-- Ginny and Harry's kiss is in the bedroom. And Ron walks in on them. Not a huge detail..but still.

Still pretty kick butt movie. Two thumbs up (:


Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hello bloggers!
Its thanksgiving! For some...
Yea, for me, today isn't thanksgiving. Which stinks, cause i can't celbrate with everyone else.
See, my dad was on call today, so he couldn't be here, and so naturally my mom didn't want to do it without him.
So MY thanksgiving is tomorrow.

Okay, for all of you who watched the 'Macy Thanksgiving parade'.....did you see those cheerleaders? There was like...300 of them?
I mean, good for them for doing that..but why in the world would you want to be 1 of 300? I just like the smaller cheer leading groups better i guess.

So, anyway, in honor of thanksgiving, i wrote a letter to tom turkey. I seriously think tom turkey gets over shadowed. Like, for real. Who do you know talks about 'Tom Turkey' ? Bless him, he gets WAY overshadowed by Santa.
I mean, i know Santa is like, great in all, but if you really, really get a good look at santa, you'll see and fat man, who wears to much blush and makes little people his slaves.
But Tom Turkey? He would NEVER do that! So, to show respect, here is my letter to Tom Turkey.
Dear Tom Turkey,
Well, to start out, i think you are just wonderful. And i want to apologize to you, for not getting any notice. You only get one day a year, but it always gets over looked, because of Santa. Personally, I think you look and taste better and better each year, and we should celebrate you with song and dance. So its settled. I hear by decree that there will be a Tom Turkey song and dance in your honor.
Best wishes, till next year,
Holly Miller

Okay, now i think EVERYONE should right a letter to tom turkey, telling him how much he is appreciated.

Till next time,

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Inside the mind (:

So, i've made blogs before, and never really kept up with them, but i'm dedicated now! I really need an outlet, til drama, we go.

For some back round info on myself..
-- I love music
-- I've been trying to write a book for...3 years. Yea..its going pretty slow.
-- I'm an avid reader.
-- I love books. Love them.
-- I walk the halls of CHS.
-- ^ I think that is a really gay saying, but all of my friends say it.
-- I'm about to turn fifteen
-- I drive a '72 white Chevy truck. I love it.

So, be looking for updates soon! (:

-- Holly
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