Welcome to my world

Hey everyone and welcome to my lair.

You want to know what I believe? I believe anything is possible, that you can achieve a goal no matter how high.

That the world impossible is not a word, that red velvet cupcakes and cookies are a necessity. And that rambling, dreaming, and achieving are three things that get people success in this world.

I am currently on my first, yet to be edited draft of a novel I crafted that I am very passionate about: Obsessed.

You might hear more about it later. And it is over a 100,000 words, at least the word-count machine in microsoft word tells me so.

I love many tv-shows, including Smallville, Chuck, Nikita, and White Collar. I enjoy making characters, shipping TV couples, like Damon and Elena, Tess and Oliver, Michael and Nikita, Chuck and Sarah, etc, and writing fanfiction about my favorite couples on TV.

Quote of the Month

"Please tell me you didn't waste all that jet fuel to come down here and deliver me a lecture."--Oliver Queen

Friday, November 15, 2013

Seminary: Relevant or just a damn waste of time?

I confess I am less than your...shall we say, perfect Mormon. Far from it.

I attend seminary, but only because I pretty much have no choice. No way of changing classes without parental approval, no way of leaving, because my car...is nonexistent, so I AM stuck in that building for an hour and thirty minutes of pure hell.

At least in church if you pull out your phone, you don't have belligerent teachers breathing down your neck, fanning in your face, insisting you put it away. HELLO, this isn't a real class. It never has been.

It's basically a course where teachers, who think, they are smarter than you, better than you, more religious than you, can change "students life" but really they stick their nose in your business, look down on you, discuss "morals" all while being judgmental pricks.

And this is in my opinion of "course", so no hard feelings for those religious caring folks.

But seriously, if I have "free agency" then why can't I pull out my damn phone and just use it? If I want to study chinese during "bible time" and ignore the teachers warnings, or study "serial killers and their effects on society", who is to stop me?

Seriously, this is my life and if I sound angry, belligerent and unreasonable, then "it's their fault".

I take full responsibility for wanting to pull my phone out, but who is to say that I cannot wander the halls, leave class, exit out the doors, bag in hand.

It's not like I'm out there, smoking weed, in the grass in front of the whole school. I am merely leaving a class that doesn't count for a grade that I don't feel like attending.

What do you think? Am in the red zone?

Was I wrong?

Was I angry?

Should I SUFFER for a whole year and another year in that hellish, judgemental gospel hell?

Is there a way out?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Song of the Week: Save the World by Swedish House Mafia

Ever imagined escaping, to that happy place, where you can hunch your shoulders and disappear?

Well, during school hours, I can't, so my happy place is a little modern invention we call the iPhone, which I adore, use quite frequently.

This week's amazing song, is by Swedish House Mafia, called Save the World.

Every girl or boy has imagined being a superhero once in their lifetime, no matter their age. Heck, I'm a girl and I dare to dream about being Tony-frickin'-Stark, every once in a while, because Iron-man, just plain awesome!

And he's hot, rich, and in his own words a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist, who settles down with the down to earth, equally hot, lovely, Ms. Pepper Potts.

Whose life can get much better than that, not to mention a pink Iron man suit would compliment me, awesomely. But the point is, everyone dreams, everyone falls, everyone is inspired by heroes.

And in my mind, that is what this song, accomplishes. Built more for dancing, than lyrics, I enjoy the simple lyrics of two lines.

One, "It’s far from home,
It’s for the better
What we dream, it’s all that matters
We’re on our way, united."

The other? 

Line 2: " Who’s gonna save the world tonight,
Who’s gonna bring it back to life

We’re gonna make it, you and I,

We’re gonna save the world tonight."

This song reminds me, somewhat, that like this blog was made for, dreams are always capable of being achieved, that somehow, somewhere, deep down inside, we are built for dreaming, we dream, we come alive, just like Tony Stark, Clark Kent, Wonderwoman, that is inside all of us.

Xia Xia Zai-Jen, (Thank you, Goodbye),

Emily (Ou yang ha hua).

Friday, March 1, 2013

Yard Saling Tips!

Pills, pills for everyone! Just kidding, now as you all know or will know, I am an avid garage sale addict!

Me and my neighbors: Lori, Lynell, Melanie and sometimes their husband's, kids, and daughters go garage saling with us all over Utah every Saturday beginning in May to late October.

And I'm going to share our very best secrets with you, so that when you see a yard sale, you know whether to pull over or go!

Tip number 1: Bring a car with great gas mileage and plenty of seats! If your as addicted and in love as I am with sales, then you are definitely going to be hitting all the spots around the town, so make sure you got a car that doesn't have to hit every gas station in Utah to run!

Tip number 2: Always have cash on you!  You never know how much money or "dosh" you'll need, so make sure you bring your sis/bro/friend's, mutual companion's, etc. and their change jar because you might end up spending more than you originally planned!

Tip number 3: How to know whether to park and browse or speed away. You can tell if a yard sale is worth stopping for by pausing in your car and glancing discreetly at the junk spread out on the lawn. If you see baby clothes, diapers, binkies, it's probably not for you. If you see cool items you believe are worthwhile, or a DVD collection, it might be worth stopping for. But always glance before you get out, so you don't waste the gas!

Tip number 4:Keeping your passengers happy. Th ere is a century old art of "If mom's happy, everyone's happy," well the same goes for your passengers. By the middle of this trip they will have been out all around for hours, with no breakfast or caffeine in your system, so make sure you feed them a donut and provide their choice of soda, so you can stay out longer!

Tip number 5:And finally, look up on your neighborhood site for garage sales in your community or city and print 'em out. It saves a heck of a lot of time and blood and tears trying to look for things, if you have a list ready and waiting to go, so when you hop into your vehicle and drive with your friends, your not only looking awesome for saving them from driving aimlessly, but you also Are PREPARED!

Garage sale safe in May and have fun!


Emily Lane