July 31, 2013

Tubesday: Magician

Hey! My birthday was two days ago, and sorry for all the Tubesday Got Talent videos but this one is worth sharing I think. Here's a cool magician who shared his magic with injured children in Irak while he was deployed :)
July


July 23, 2013

Tubesday: KGT

This is a super inspiring video about a homeless boy who went on Korea's Got Talent! Sorry the video's in Korean but there's subtitles with it :P
Happy Tubesday!
July




July 16, 2013

Tubesday: Catching Fire Trailer

The Catching Fire movie trailer came out a while ago and I'm excited for the movie, but I just hope I'm not as disappointed as last time. I think it comes out this fall..... Pretty sure at least. Happy Tubesday and may the odds be ever in your favor!
July



Hi everyone. It's currently 1:12 AM and I'm lying in bed, the darkness covering me like a hot, thick blanket, and my little black furball of a dog is snuggled up next to me. Wow that sentence took me just under two minutes to write.... Guess the brain functions differently when it's late.
My emotions are all over the board right now. I feel like I wanna scream, jump, cry, laugh, run, and do so many other things right now. Guess Taylor was right, "We're happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time" and it truly is miserable and magical at the very same time. Taylor Swift must have been under the same spell I am when she wrote that song, ha. Why am I saying ha? It wasn't even remotely funny lol. Yeah, I'm not even laughing out loud right now, don't wanna wake anyone up. I don't know why I feel so demented right now but maybe it's because I've never been to the east coast. I've never been to Disney World but I'm so in love with Disney it's not fair. I've never been to Mexico. I'll never meet One Direction. I've never swam in the ocean.
But I have been to many places including Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, Montana, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennasee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and of course my home state (also the hidden jewel of the USA) Michigan. I've visited so many other places in books. I've done so much in books and experienced so many things. I'm getting a foster dog tomorrow! Well I guess that's today now, since technically we're an hour and twenty seven minutes (at the time I'm writing this) into Tuesday, July 16. I'm seeing Ed Sheeran tomorrow, on July 17, 2013, at 5:00 pm Eastern time. I might be going to Chicago for my birthday on July 29. I'm getting my braces off on July 22!! And last of all, I have many good friends who care about me in real life and online. And now I need to stop writing because its getting late and I need to get me some shut-eye. And just for documentary purposes (ha) it is now 1:31 AM.
Ily,
July

July 15, 2013

Book review: The Sky Is Everywhere

Hey bloggers! So I know I haven't been posting much but I have been reading this summer. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten my roots :) 
So anyway I'm gonna review a book that left mixed impressions with me because of it's content. 

Title: The Sky is Everywhere 

Author: Jandy Nelson



Genre: realistic fiction and romance?

Synopsis: Seventeen year old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center she of her own life-- and despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie's own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they're the sun and moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, and the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can't collide without the whole world exploding. (Taken from the book jacket, like always) 

Good stuff: The plot was amazing, the way the author weaved these lives together and kept coming with insane plot twists was very satisfying to the reader! 
Personally, I was bawling by the end of this book. I had the whole thing read in less than a day and couldn't put it down! 
The author portrayed the grief and thoughts that a young sister might be having very well and I could relate to Lennie easily. It was a deep book that I just can't stop thinking about! 

Bad stuff: I'll start with this- It was a little predictable in some ways (but in other parts i had no clue what was coming!!) just like many love triangles, but that didn't bother me near as much to what is coming!! There was a bit of drinking wine (which is normal in Europe but a minor was drinking in America which is against the law!) and vodka, smoking weed, and just smoking. Some parts were a bit scandalous...... That was my main problem with it and why I'm torn with what rating to give this book!  
If you don't want to read this next paragraph, don't, but I'm going to be honest about what was such a scandal. I you choose not to read it, skip to the next part which is the rating :) 

There was some talk about sex, and it was almost done between Lennie and her sister's boyfriend. Talk about boobs an guys touching her boobs, which I'm saying very bluntly but in the book they just said, "His hands down my shirt" so they leave the reader to figure it out by themselves. Lots of making out. Also at one point Lennon an her friend Sarah are swimming together naked. 


Rating: 3.5 clarinets out of 5- I would love to give this a better rating but I can't cause of the inappropriate parts :/

Recommended Readers: Mature 13 year olds to maybe 18 year olds. Hard to say, but it's good for my age group I think! 

Alright so on a different note, we'll be getting her tomorrow!! Her as in our foster dog!!! So we need a name. Tell me which of these you like best! 

Lillie
Bengal 
Roxy
Nevaeh 
Nyx
Echo
Jade
Loki
Comet
Baya

I love you guys :) 
Julyabelle

July 14, 2013

My Mostly Splendid Summer

Blog-o-sphere!!!! I miss you so much!  I'm so sorry I haven't posted this summer other than scheduled posts :( Ive been really busy and not very motivated to post, so sorry! 
I have to give a special apology to the book club, because I didn't really think about the time I was starting the thing. The reason why I haven't been doing anything with book club is because I had to give my laptop back to school since it isn't actually mine and we don't have a functional home computer. I would use my ipod but I can't get on wiggio from there! Does anyone know if there's an app for that? If someone else wants to continue book club without me, let me know, and go ahead. 

Instead of telling you every detail about my summer, I'll tell you the main highlights so far. 

-I went to a Detroit Tigers game :)



-Well I graduated level one drivers training!! Yay! I can now drive with my parents or someone my parents approve over 21. 
On the way to graduating, while sitting in one of the classes I almost fainted and had to leave lol. Not fun. 
On one of the drives I almost crashed but I SAVED US, I DID!! 
Not to brag..... But I got the FIRST EVER 100% score (from that driving school) on the written test you have to take in order to pass :)

-I got cyber bullied all because I said this to a 13 year old girl who posted a video of her singing a song which swore, "Great cover!! I just wish you would keep your language clean." 
She called me things that I won't repeat, and threatened to get the cops involved and sue me for rude and harassing her which I didn't do lol. Can you say carrot?? Heehee :) 

-I almost got tickets for a 1D concert in Tinley Park (near Chicago) for $32 each but they were sold and my heart was crushed. 
I was literally this close *holds up hands for you all to see* to seeing my idols and having one of my biggest dreams come true :'( 

-I got Ed Sheeran/Jason DeRulo concert tickets instead for $10.45 which is an outrageously awesome price!!! 
-I almost didn't get the tickets because of an incident where we were told false information but called the ticket place next week and they had pity on us and sold them to us anyway :) 
The concert is on July 17 at 5:00pm and I'm so excited!!! It's in three days and I don't know what to wear and it's gonna be 90 degrees Fahrenheit..... Hot...... 

  
-I taught my dog how to roll over lol, that's awesome, I know :p 

-I went to Shipsee with my family yesterday (well not including my brother cause he's in Boston). That is a little Amish town just across the border between Indiana and Michigan and we did a ton there but I'll post pictures of the two main highlights! 



I rode in this!!!



-I visited our local humane society where we foster dogs from and found the perfect foster dog named Saige but weren't able to get her :/ 

That's really about it that I can think of so far, but I was really wanting to ask you something.... I may have left something out of my summer, and you should probably know :) 

So when my mom and I went to the humane society for another time after the Saige heartbreak to look for another foster dog, we actually did find a candidate!! 
Her name is Sita but she was a stray so she doesn't respond to her name yet.... Anyway, we're going to try her out in our family for a little while this coming week :) Hopefully Thursday! 
But the reason I'm telling you this is because my mom doesn't like the name Sita and we are going to rename! I need suggestions because we really are having a hard time coming up with something unique. 
Here's a picture of a dog that looks like her to help :) 


She isn't the exact same, and she actually has a different head, but the pattern on the fur is right only Sita has more stripes!! 
Please give me name suggestions, I need some help :p 
<3 July 


July 10, 2013

Heehee :D

This is NOT a bath towel.  Do NOT step on it!
 
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Don't put it in the dryer, either!

July 02, 2013

Tubesday: Chubby Bunny Challenge

I'm in LOVE with EP Band, and they did the Chubby Bunny challenge so just watch it. And enjoy it. What have you all been up to this summer?
July