On the Road (Part 2)

We have arrived at our destination for the night: the Econo Lodge just outside Atlanta, Georgia. Here’s a tip for you that I learned on the road today: when entering a state you will be staying the night in, stop at the state info center and pick up a hotel book. I did that for Georgia and we saved twenty dollars so we’re only paying forty dollars for tonight. Yay! Nothing much to update from Louiseville. We ate at Popeye’s Chicken (I know we have those in Lansing but it doesn’t count since it’s on the South side and no one goes there) and then I drove for three hours through the mountains of Tennessee. Lemme tell you, those are not fun. First of all, it was dark, really dark. There wasn’t even a glow on the horizon from the city since there wasn’t any cities around. Sure, a passenger might comment about the majestic contrast of the stars, but I had to focus. Whoever designed I-24 is a sadist. It was sharp S curve after S curve in tight squeezes in the mountains, with signs for falling rocks! There were even large ramps for “runaway semis”, for real, that is legitimately what the sign said. I was so nerve shaken after, I wished I smoked crack. Not really, since I learned from Whitney and Britney that it ages you like no other, but I wish I hadn’t left my jagarbomb flask at home.

 

Picture Time!

 

 

Sun setting over Kentucky

Joe driving

Me, no makeup, after 10 hours on the road, trying to convey the monotony

Another image of Kentucky at Sunset

On the Road (Part 1)

Sorry if there are errors here. I’m using my phone to update. Joe and I are on our road trip we just left Louiseville at 4:30 after stopping to visit the Louiseville Slugger museum and factory. It was actually cool. We toured the factory. Did you know that until 1980 all the bats were made by hand? To this day they still brand the bats and color and emboss them by hand. It was fun to see all the particulars of bat making for professionals verse minor leaguers and souvenirs. 2 million bats are made each year there, only 10% are professional quality. After inspection, a percentage of those are perfect enough to be used in the MLB. An MLB player uses six a game though, so that’s a lot of useless bats.

Tonight we plan on eating at Chickafilla. Perhaps we’ll stop there when we hit Nashville. We’ve agreed that we can only eat at places we don’t have at home. We ate lunch at Hardee’s, for example.

One Day Away…

Gah, so I’m sort of starting to pack, but not really. I still have one day, plus driving, so it’s a bit more complicated than normal. Plus, I just finished cleaning the tub and realized I’m covered in bleach powder. Grr. Anyway…

I’m still incredibly nervous about going. My dad reneged on paying for the gas to drive down and the hotel room for my brother to stay in, and he and Joe decreed that I have to pay for my brother’s hotel room. Keep in mind, I don’t need a hotel, I have an apartment, but somehow I have to pay for Joe. Very stressed about this. I’m physically ill even thinking about this. In a similar vein, I wanted to leave at 7 am on Saturday, but instead, Joe and Dad feel that it is more imperitive for me to pick up Joe at my father’s house and leave around 9. Great. Just ecstatic-inducing (that’s a lie, it’s more vomit inducing).

Right now I’m also uploading films for my ipod for when I’m not driving. So far I have Thunderstruck, Young Victoria (Yes, I’ve seen it, but I’ve been meaning to rewatch it), the Social Network, Resident Evil (I’ll try it, we’ll see if I like it), Mommy Dearest, Airbender, Fun and Fancyfree, and the first season of Gossip Girl (same experiment as Resident Evil).

Tomorrow will be action packed. I need to get my car cleaned to get the cigarette smoke out that my dad blew all over the car even though I asked him not to. I also need to fill the car since my dad used a half tank of gas, I need to go to Meijer and get a clothes hamper and food for the ride down. I need to go through my things and pack them, which means everything I own except my Barbies, (I do wish I could take my Samantha Stevens doll with me, though. Maybe I’ll have mom send her down next week…), also, I need to remove the glitter on my nails and apply a neutral manicure (I wanted to get a gel manicure so I don’t chew on my fingernails, but since I’m now paying for Joe’s hotel, I’ll have to take my file on the road with me), I have a hair appt. at five to get my roots done, I’m meeting some friend’s after, and after that I want to see Tron (it’s a Disney movie and they are heavily promoting it right now so I wanna say that I saw it). Hopefully all this will end in a sleep by 11 pm…

Sigh.

By the way, just watched the Doctor Who episode, “Blink” again. It is awesome. I’m attaching a link. You absolutely need to watch this. You don’t need to know anything about Doctor Who to watch it, since he’s barely in it. It stars Carey Mulligan and I just love the plot. It’s a bit scary, so don’t wet yourself.

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=QTYK7XZT

30 Day Challenge Day 7

I decided to start today a little early with my blog, since I am awake still because my mom wanted me to clean the bathroom. That is the last thing I have to do for her. Yay! I really need to start packing, so that’s where I wanna focus my attention. Anyway…

 

Day 7:

Your Favorite Sidekick

The Disney Fairies

Fawn, Tink, Silvermist, Rosetta, Iridessa

While it might be demeaning to call a whole race sidekicks, everyone knows that Tink is the star of the TinkerBell movies. Don’t try to sway me on that. Anyway, they are my favorite since they cover the whole package of what to look for in a sidekick if you are a fairy. I’ll be honest, it was rather hard to choose, all the best sidekicks are not Disney, like that Asian dude from the Green Hornet movie, or Samwise Gamgee, or better yet, Legolas.

30 Day Challenge (Days 5 + 6)

Day 5: Favorite Hero

Captain Jack Sparrow

Do I really have to say anything here? No, didn’t think so.

Day 6: Favorite Animal

Stitch from Lilo and Stitch

Since Gollum and Dobby aren’t Disney creations, I of course have to go with their brother, Stitch. He’s the cutest little creature of intelligence and fur ever. Sure, he can’t do magic, but he’s so cute and fluffy it really doesn’t matter.

Disney 30 Day Challenge (Day 4)

Day 4: Your Favorite Prince.

Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty

Prince Phillip (image by DavidKawena)

Hmmm. I guess Prince Phillip is my favorite because he’s so pretty. Call me shallow, but really, it’s not like the princes are shown to have much personality in Disney movies, so one can only work with looks. And seriously, Prince Phillip is the cutest.

Disney 30 Day Challenge (Days 1-3)

It is just under midnight, so I can safely list my answers to the first three days challenges.

Day 1: Your Favorite Character.

Tinkerbell, from Peter Pan, the Disney Fairies series, and the Tinker Bell movies.

While Tinkerbell was always my favorite Pan character, she didn’t become my favorite Disney character until around middle school. I related to her, and that she never got the guy she liked. Now that I’m older, I like the character for other reasons. A good one is that in her lifespan of 57 years (still younger than my mom), she has had the privilage of evolving and expanding more than any other Disney character. Think about it. Can you name another Disney character (okay, other that the original 5 such as Mickey) that has grown in personality and popularity. The company sells more of this character than any other female character. She started out as not having any speaking parts in a movie (technically, a play first, but even then she was just a little ball of light) and now has 5 movies with her name in them, two without, countless books and magazines, each adding to her character. May I also mention that those items I just named are only Disney products? I’m not even gonna mention the stuff I’m gonna cover in my thesis (watch out, Julia Roberts).

Day 2: Favorite Disney Princess:

Okay, disclaimer here, this is a toughy. I constantly change my favorite princesses. So I’ll just include them all here and why. After all, it’s my own damn blog.

Belle, from Beauty and the Beast

Belle

 

Belle was me growing up: reading books all the time, living in France (okay, I just wanted to live in France), hanging around dandelion weeds. I thought Belle was who I wanted to be when I grew up, but with Blonde hair, of course.

Jasmine from Aladdin

Jasmine

I loved playing with my Jasmine Barbie. Her hair was so easy to brush, her clothes were so cute. My Jasmine pajamas were almost never taken off my body. I realized early that silks and barefeet are the most comfortable way to go. Granted, Jasmine is the sexiest of the princesses, but I love that about her. She is who she is. Jasmine doesn’t wait around for things to happen, she embarks on her own. Plus she has a pet Siberian tiger (yup, that is the breed of tiger in the film), and I’ve always wanted one of those.

Giselle from Enchanted

Animated Giselle

I love the animation for this film. I think that Giselle ends up being the prettiest princess because of it. Although, legally she’s not a princess. I’m gonna include her anyway since she was this close to becoming one. Anyway, Giselle earns my love for being perky and fun, a bit naive. She’s got the best songs, I mean, I still sing to her three songs whenever I clean my room. Plus, it’s now a dream of mine to have a spontaneous dance number in Central Park. Patrick Dempsey is optional.

Rapunzel from Tangled

Rapunzel and Pascal

Currently she is my fave since we look a lot alike. We have blonde hair and green eyes. And when looking like Disney princesses, that’s all you need. She’s a true princess, unlike Tianna or Belle who sleep their way into the castle. She’s just such a cute and fun character. And I totally love her hair. Sigh.

Day 3: Favorite Disney Heroine

Giselle from Enchanted

Giselle

 

Giselle is a true HEROine. She enters this strange world, tries to understand it, and in the end saves the day from a huge dragon. Then she even opens up her own clothing line. Awesome. I wouldn’t mind spending a day with Giselle, or working permanently at her shop since you know I’d have the best clothes in town, sugar. AND we’d get to have spontaneous dance sequences in Central Park, a dream I’ve had since 2008.

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