July 31, 2012

Tubesday

Hey! Watch this video of a cover of Christina Perri's "Jar of Hearts" by Jordan Jansen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBWO2HI_pt4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I don't usually listen to this kind of music, but I found this kid in YouTube and he held me captive by his voice in this song... He has a ton of others too!
Love July

July 30, 2012

Hey guys! Sorry for the late post, its only 9:15 in Colorado whereas it's 11:15 at home. So yesterday was my birthday you know, and I'm sure you're all wondering how it went and what I did! No you're probably not, but I'll tell you anyway! So I stayed up till 12 am on Saturday night and soaked in our jacozzi, then in the morning we went to church, it was a very strange church! I talked with my pen pal from Norway, Marietta on Skype, and then had couscous for lunch yum! Watched the Olympics, opened gifts, had icecream, played a card game, went to bed. I got a certificate to get my ears double pierced and a Barnes and Noble gift card for a ton of money from my parents. My brother kinda forgot my bday so he still needs to get me something. I'm pushing for a pair of horseshoe earrings that I saw in a little shop here, but I don't know if he caught the hint or not :( I had a good bday and now I can't wait to see what good has in store for me in this age!
Love July (who's a year older now!)

July 24, 2012

Tubesday

Hey guys! So we arrived in CO tonight and it's two hours behind my normal time, feels strange! I have pics to show you of my cabin but I don't have time now to post them. Anyway, here's the video for today: a clip from the movie Drum Line in which Nick Cannon stars a long time ago. This video is amazing featuring the last battle of drums!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDXVgqmaYJk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Tell me what you think about their drumming and if you recognize Nick!
Oh and is anybody watching AGT tonight? Tonight is a sick lineup. I can't believe that only 4 of these acts go through out of 12! They are most of my favorites. I feel like screaming!
Tell me who you want to win!
July

July 22, 2012

Update

Hello readers! So I thought I'd quick tell you what I'm doing now. I'll start with earlier we left home and traveled about 6 hours to arrive just west of the Illinois/Iowa border. We have a hotel that we can see the Mississippi River right from our window! Plus our hotel has a sweet pool, a ballroom, and a ton of other cool stuff. Tomorrow we will probably drive all day, in our new Chevy Malibu, as far as we can before we all crash. If you don't remember, our final destination is Colorado, and we are conveniently going the summer of the horrible fire and just a few days after that tragic shooting at the Dark Night whatever premiere, so we obviously didn't pick the right summer to go :/
Please pray for those people who got their lives drastically changed or ended.
Sorry this post is so dull, it's like 12 pm and I'm really tired.
Love
July

July 17, 2012

Tubedays

Lame post name, i know. But it is tuesday and i decided to do that youtube thing! Check out a parody of Carly Rae Jepson's "Call me Maybe" by Matty B Raps and Cimorelli!The girls are all sisters and Matty B is really nine... Wow!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM7nlIsBLoc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Tell me what you think and can anybody explain the end?
July

July 16, 2012

Ideas and my birthday

Hello! So everyone, I was thinking of doing a post once a week, Tuesday or Wednesday maybe, featuring a YouTube video that I either like or feel like I have something to say about. What do you think? Tell me in a comment what you think. It could be fun!
Also on a side note, I apologize for not responding to your comments or commenting on your blogs. My iPod glitches and for some reason, won't let me type the security numbers and letters in.
This is a really boring post, I know. But my birthday is in 13 days so that's exciting! I'm asking for my ears double pierced, a new watch, a really yummy kind of chocolate, of course books ;), and a helmet cover for my riding helmet because I have only a show helmet and I don't want it to get dirty when I use it. Anyway, tell me what you think of the YouTube idea!
Julyabelle

July 13, 2012

Ashleigh and Pudsey - Britain's Got Talent 2012 audition

Hello! How has your night been mates? Pardon? Oh that's right I can't actually hear you. Many of you know my extreme love of animals so if you love them too, give this video a go! Ashley and Pudsey actually ended up winning BGT (Britian's Got Talent) this year and I really want to train my dog like that, but Shirley won't even roll over.
Just give this a go and you'll more than likely fall in love with them too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv_gOBi8Wpk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Sorry I'm talking like British/Irish people do... It's probably because I've been watching a ton of 1D videos!
July

July 08, 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

The Liebster Blog Award

I received the Liebster Blog Award recently from Sea J, and now I suppose I should do as the reward requires of me. So, with a leap, skip, and hop, we shall proceed.



The rules are as follows:
1. Each blogger awarded must post 10 facts about themselves.
2. Each blogger awarded must post answers to the ten questions their tagger left for them.
3. Each blogger awarded must tag ten other bloggers.
4. Each blogger awarded must then set ten questions for all the bloggers that they tag.
5.  You may not tag the person who tagged you.

Thank you Sea for this award! And please never give me one again.

Now, onto the ten facts. We shall hope I am not writhing on the floor and moaning by the time it is over.

1. I have a dog named Shirley

2. My favorite foods are cheeseburgers on the grill that my dad makes, pizza, and spaghetti with my mom's canned sauce drizzled on top

3. I have an on going list of all the books I have read

4. My little cousins are the cutest in the world

5. My favorite board games are Ticket to Ride, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and The King of Tokyo

6. I am slightly obsessed with Niall from One Direction and minty toothpaste 

7. I hate coffee breath

8. My birthday is at the end of this month

9. I have been in 3 car accidents in my life, some worse than others

10. Finally last fact! I loathe blogger awards

And to answer the questions Sea has chosen for me:

1. If you could enter the world of your favorite book, which book would you pick?
Hmm, either MDBC or The Mysterious Benedict Society because I would love to meet all the characters in each!

2. If I told you that there was a rampaging unicorn coming your way, what would you do?
I would say that unicorns are stupid but rampaging unicorns are AMAZING! Then I would catch it and make people pay like $100 dollars to see it, oh and train it for the rampaging unicorn Olympics that start on July 27

3. What do you do for fun?
Read, write, hang out with friends, oh and play with Barbies :) JK

4. Who do you consider to be your role model?
A role model? Um maybe my dog?

5. What is your favorite mythical creature?
Gryphons had always been my favorite until I met sea horses (a horse with no back legs but a mermaid tail instead and lives under water like the ones on that carousel at the mall)

6. Do you have a favorite place where you like to read, write, or do whatever it is you do?
No, I read and write wherever!

7. Do you enjoy cooking, or is it a disaster zone when you cook?
Disaster! I can't even make the break and bake cookies that all you have to do is put them in the oven... Don't even get me started on pizza....

8. What is the most frightening dream you've had?
Either that I got attacked by a bear or that I was falling off a ferris wheel and I was just hanging onto the edge and they wouldn't stop the thing to help me!

9. If you just had one day to live, what would you do?
Go on a progressive dinner to my favorite restaurants and I guess I should probably say goodbye to everybody too

10. I'd wager you're sick of answering these questions by now. What would you rather be doing?
I would rather be eating lunch or reading

As for the bloggers who win the award, I would like to present this award to whoever reads this because I love your blogs but can't put them on here because my iPod doesn't allow it for some odd reason. I hope you enjoy your award and also hope you haven't received this award before because I absolutely loathe getting the same award twice.

Here are their questions!

1. If you had to be either an elephant or a mouse, what would you rather be and why?

2. If you had to eat either reindeer hearts or whale steak which you you eat?

3. If you heard that in two days you would turn into a dwarf, how would you react?

4. Which book character (from any book) are you most like and why?

5. Where would your dream vacation be?

6. If you could invent any new product what would it be called and what would it do?

7. Would you rather compete in a hotdog eating or pie eating contest to win a trip to the Bahamas?

8. If you won a million dollars how would you spend it?

9. What would you rather do: swim with angry piranhas or eat live squid tentacles?

10. Who is your celebrity crush?

Whoever reads this please feel free to claim and leave a comment if you do accept this award so I can read yours!
Have a great Sunday! 
July
PS: my cousin Eliana got baptized this morning!


July 05, 2012

A book review: The Golden Hour

Hey guys! I'm on my iPod so I apologize for any errors... 
I'm sure that by now you probably figure that either a. I'm dead, b. I fell into a boiling vat of Jello ( as Sea J would say), or c. I am ignoring you. Well if you picked choice a, b, or c, you are incorrect. The correct answer was d. None of the above. I do not have access to a computer so I haven't been able to blog or comment on your lovely blogs! Anyway, I told you that this summer I will be going to Colorado for vacation, and I'm sure you've heard of the wildfires? So we don't know if we'll be able to go or mot. I'm still hoping! 
Today I was going to go somewhere with my grandma and my two little cousins (ages 2 and 4) so we were driving on the road, well duh, and my cousins were in the back seats and my gma and I were in the front. We were gonna turn on to the next road when a of the sudden we were all whipped forward. I looked back and one of those big moving trucks had hit my gma's little car! First my grandma checked to see if my little cousins were all right because the back of the car was hit and they were sitting in the back. Thankfully they were ok, and then she went to inspect the damage. Her truck was all bashed in and of course there wasn't a single scratch on the truck because it was do big. It is 98 degrees here today and we sat out there with no air conditioning for over an hour! The police dude still hadn't shown up so my grandma just got the guy who hit us's name and we left for home... Sigh. I'm just glad we were all ok....

Anyway, on to a brighter note, a book review! I like just finished this book, so here goes!

Title: The Golden Hour

Author: Maiya Williams

Genre: Historical/Science fiction

Page # : 257

Thirteen-year-old Rowan and his eleven-year-old sister Nina, still saddened by the death of their mother the year before, experience an unusual adventure when they come to stay with their two eccentric great-aunts in a small town on the coast of Maine. They discover true friendships with twin brother and sister, Xanthe and Xavier; discover a time portal in an abandoned, rundown hotel; and take a dangerous adventure to France in the time of French revolution!

My thoughts: I personally loathe historical fiction. Somehow, I LOVED this book though! Maybe it was the author's clever way of tying everything together, or maybe how there was a little science fiction sprinkled on top. I would recommend this book highly!

Ages of Interest: I would say a wide variety of ages would like this, but middle school would probably be the best targeted age. There is a bit of blood and an execution or two, but overall, I think a lot of people would like it. 

Don't let the cover scare you away! Please pick this book up from the library the next time you go. 

Rating: 4.8 golden keys out of five for good book-i-ness!

Read, read, read!

Julyabelle

Oh one more thing! I'm hoping to get someone from the blog Books, Books Everywhere to do a guest post once a week, and I hope it turns out, but it's a little hard to get a hold of them regularly over email, so hopefully you'll be hearing from somebody besides me soon ;)