Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tell Me Something Tuesday #9

Alrighty folks, it's that day of the week, and that means my friend, Cambria Hebert, has another question for us to answer.

This week's question: Summer is approaching! Tell us a few of the things you are excited to do.

Well, I know thing is certain. I will be going to my cousin's wedding at the end of July, and my older brother, who I hadn't seen since January will be coming down for it, and his bringing his girlfriend, who I haven't met yet. So that should be very interesting! :)

Also, my family was thinking about getting a puppy, but only if my little brother behaves himself at school. He's got two weeks left so, we'll see.

One more thing, my 21th birthday is at the end of August, so that something to look forward to! :) Not sure what I want to do for it, but no, alcohol, that's certain.

Other than that, we might go the Sacramento Zoo, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, or SunSplash, but I don't know for sure. They are only ideas at the moment.

What about you? What will you do this summer?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tell Me Something Tuesday #8

Well, it is Tuesday again, means only one thing, my friend Cambria Hebert is requiring everyone to think, but in a fun and good. She has posed a question; the challenge is to answer. Ready? Set? Ok!

This week's question: If you could spend a day with a book character who would it be and what would you do?

Hmm...what character? This is a toughy. Well, I do have a couple in mind.

In the Harry Potter series, there are two.

The first is Albus Dumbledore. Why? Well, because he's wise and funny. He knows so much, and he know what to do with it.
I probably allow him to give me a tour of Hogwarts, while telling me some of it's history and stories. Then, I'd like to go to his office and see all those curious trinkets he has collected, and he could even explain some them to me. And lastly, I would play with Fawkes, his pet phoenix. Why? Well, why the heck not! :)

The second is Severus Snape. Sure, he probably would give me the time of day, but let's just say for the sake of this post, he would.
I love to spend time with Snape, because there is so little that the books tell us about him. I can't say exactly what I would do during our day together because I don't really want to plan anything. I would like him to tell me more  about himself and his life. Then I could finally see that side of him that the series doesn't show us.

I don't have a picture, of this next one, but this is the book he comes from. If I could would like spend with Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
Talking to him, would defiantly help me with research for my vampire story. I mean what better why to get vampire info than talking to 'the' expert vampire hunter. :)
A+ book here I come!! LOL If only. :)

Lastly, but defiantly not least, I would love to meet Dustfinger from the Inkheart series.
 Sadly to say, but this man got a rotten life. Inkheart is a story within a story, Dustfinger is from that inner story, but was pulled out of his story into the real world, and he doesn't feel home here.
I would love to see him in his element, and would be fire. :) Fire is his best friend literally! In his world, fire does whatever he asks it to. Most of the time, he uses it to entertain in ways you wouldn't believe! But in our world, fire is not so friendly to him. He can still do some pretty cool things, but he's been burnt more than a few times. His only other friend is a horned-marten named Gwin, who follows his everywhere.
During our day together, I would want to see his display talent. I could watch him for hours as he just played with fire, I bet he would have a lot of fun too.

Well, that's my picks. So tell me, what's yours?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cancer Awareness

I'm not sure if cancer awareness month is this month, next month, or when it is, but I felt the need to post this.

Please, we need you help, no child should ever have to suffer through such an illness.

Without you, I wouldn't be here.

Me: 1993                                                                                                           Me:1995

Me: 2010

Please, help save a child. You never know who they may grow up to be.

Tell Me Something Tuesday# 7

Alrighty, folks! It's Tuesday, that means another Tell Me Something Tuesday hosted by Cambria Hebert. (click on her name for more info)

This week's question: If you could be any animal, which would you be?

This is the easiest question, she ever asked, at least, I think so.
If I could a be an animal, I would be one of the two following.

A tiger. Beautiful, powerful, and majestic. :) They say lions are the king of the jungle, but this is the true king. Besides, lions don't even live in the jungle, so how can they be the king?
Plus, it really is a pretty kitty. :) I know if I was a tiger I'd have to live outside and eat my food raw.
But I love the outdoors, and I think if I was a tiger, I would care that my food was raw.

Other animal I would be.

A wolf. Again this means outdoors and raw meat, but I love wolves.
They were one of earth's most misunderstood and mistreated creatures. Most do not see them what they really are.
They are beautiful, intelligent, and group orientated. I love them; they are so amazing!!

So that the animals I would chose, but tell me, what would you?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tell Me Something Tuesday # 6

Ok, today is tuesday. That means around around of Cambria Hebert' s weekly meme Tell Me Something Tuesday. She invents a question and we scribble out our answers. Or at least, I do; I hate my handwriting. I'm soooo glad this is on a computer. Anyway...
This week question is: What is your favorite thing to eat? What about to make? (Include a recipe if you can!)

Favorite thing to eat? That is a dangerous question, my friend! :) I shall do my best to answer.

Off the top of my head I would have to say, I don't know. Too many good things too eat.

I do know that my favorite drink is a tied between...

     Hot Chocolate                                                   and...                                                     Milk.
Fat free or 2%, anything
else just tastes funny.
Hot chocolate wins days are cool, but milk wins every other time.  I can't get enough of either. In fact, I'm probably the reason that my family keeps running out of milk. :P
Oh! Or I would take chocolate 
  milk. It's the best of worlds! :)

And my favorite candy is Recess's peices. And my favorite Ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip.

But my favorite thing to eat...hmmm...I would have to say...
Surprised? So am I. But I can't think of anything that I like more. I mean it's sweet and mouthwatering; plus, it's healthy!!

Now, my favorite thing to make. Easy.
Strawberry Marbled Cheesecake
The first time I made it was for my brother's 18th birthday. Since then I've made it several times over, and it's always very fun to make.

1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar


24 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
10 ounces frozen strawberries (thawed), in syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Puree strawberries and cornstarch in blender. Heat in a saucepan over medium heat until thickened, then cool. Combine melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes. Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour half of the batter over the crust then add half of the strawberry mixture by spoonfuls to the batter. Pour remaining batter into the pan then add the remaining strawberry mixture by spoonfuls. Swirl the mixture with a knife until it resembles a marbled effect. Bake at 300°F. for 50-60 minutes or until set. Allow cheesecake to cool then remove from rim of pan. Chill overnight before serving.
Serving Size: 12

So, that's my answer. What's yours?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Charater Chat #3 - Cassinova

This is meme hosted by Beth Ann Masarik (click her name to for more info.) Basically, it's me talking to the characters in my head. This episode starred Cassinova from my vampire story that I'm currently calling Knight Fall. So check it out:

I sat outside alone, just thinking and listening to the sounds of the night, when I heard footsteps behind me. I turned and saw the gentle face of a young woman. She stood timidly with a mug her hands. She was dress in a brown turtleneck sweater, jeans, and fur boots; a bit warm a summer’s night, but I knew it didn’t bother her. Her shoulder length brown curly hair was pulled back in a clip.
“Oh, hello Cassie!” I said with a smile.
She smiled back. “I hope I’m not disturbing you.”
“No, not at all! Please, sit.” I gestured for her to do so.
She took with porch chair next to me. “Oh! This is for you.” She said as she handed me the warm cup.
“Hot chocolate?” I asked.
She smiled again. “Yes. I was told you liked it.”
“Thank you, that’s very thoughtfully!”
“You’re welcome!”
I put the cup to my lips, and took a slip, but it burnt my tongue, so I pulled the cup away. “Ah! Too hot!”
“Oh!” She frowned. “I’m so, so sorry!”
I smiled. “It’s ok. I’ll just wait for it to cool.” I set the mug on the little table next to me. Cassinova stared at it.
“Is something wrong?” I asked.
She looked away from the cup, but did not meet my eye. “No.”
I slid off my chair and knelt next to her. “Cassie, you can tell me anything, you know that, right? I’m a very good listener.”
She looked at me, and smiled a sad smile. I could see the plea in her eyes. Something told me, I already knew what she was worried about, but I wanted her to say it.
“What is it, Cass? What’s wrong?”
“Damian,” she muttered. I had thought as much, that boy seemed to consume her thoughts of late.
I smiled the best I could. “You can’t blame yourself.”
“But I can, because it’s my fault!” she cried.
“That was years and years ago, centuries even. He’s had plenty of time to make his own decisions. You cannot be blamed for the path he is on now.”
“But what if he never gets better?”
“He will, I can promise you that.” I smiled. “And if he didn’t, then that’s his choice.”
She shook her head. “Still there has to something I could do or could have done. I’m his sister, his older sister. I’m the only family he has left. There should be something I can do.”
“Sometimes, there is. And sometimes, all you can do is be there for him when he needs you.”
“But waiting is so…difficult.” She pouted.
I smiled. “I know, but you can do it.”
She sighed. “Alright. You really think he’ll get better?”
“I know he will. In fact, he’s already half way there.”
She smiled. “Thanks!”
I smiled back. “What are friends for?”

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tell Me Something Tuesday #5

This is a weekly meme by Cambria Hebert, where she askes a question and we give our answer.

This week's question: Where would you go on your dream vacation and what would you do?

Hmmm...a not too difficult question. I don't necessarily have a dream vacation, but where are three places I would really like to go.

#1 - England. Why? Why the heck not! I've been reseaching it for the story I am writing, and what better way to get research, then to go there. It's history, art and theatre are just so captivating. I'd make sure I saw everything there was to see, then I go to the little town just northeast of London, to Epping. I take my time there. Breath in the air, and walk through the nearby forest, just to get the right feel for my story.
I could sit, think, and just listen. That would be prefect!

Travel to Ireland
#2 on my list. Ireland. Simple because it's beautiful and magical. I'm not sure why but I just love the idea of being somewhere where there isn't much sign of other people. Don't get me wrong, I love people and doing fun things, but just going somewhere and not doing anything is my idea of a vacation. Not in any hurry to get somewhere, just enjoying where I am.

Glencar Waterfall County Leitrim Connaught Ireland
#3 Venice, Italy. Do I really need to say why? It's a city, on water! Why wouldn't you want to go? Unless you couldn't swim. :) But yes, I would love to see the architecture, the people, and defiantly, eat the food. :)

So those are place I would like to go on vacation. So tell me, where would you go?