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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

the flames.

Mood:happy

flames burn in my heart.

Today I stayed after school to help with Spring Preview Night - 6th grade orientation for 5th graders. 7th and 8th graders could stay after for extra credit. Naturally, I stayed to help Band. I played some solos on the piano, and some of my fellow Band Geeks (Proud of it, hun!) played a couple of ensembles together.

Blogger is killing me.

I'm supposed to be studying for my Algebra test (which is tomorrow) and instead, what am I doing? Blogging. And it's all your fault! -sticks out tongue- Ahhh, I'm just kidding. But seriously.

There's not a lot of stuff for me to blog about today. Guess what? Only 1.5 days of school left until spring break! Thursday is a half day, Good Friday: no school, and after that, Spring Break. I have to say though, it doesn't feel much like Spring. Not where I live anyway. It's still rather cold. In fact, it was -2 degrees (celsius) this morning.

Hmm, what else to tell you guys...

Nope. Nada.

Except: I've updated my playlist. You'll be hearing some great indie music! (: So check that out.

And also, be on the lookout for a new piece of prose sometime this weekend.


With much love,

P.S. Comment or critique the photo above? I just took it yesterday. (:

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

“If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.” - Dolly Parton

Mood:happy

Today, I started a 365. It was a project started to help photographers (aspiring, professional, and amateurs!) What you do is take a photo every day & eventually, you'll see how much you've grown as a photographer plus how things change. I started one on Tumblr & I named the tumblelog: Beautiful Tranquility (click the link!) So check that out if you want, because I'll be posting a photo a day.

I went to the mall on Saturday and bought a NeverShoutNever! shirt. If you haven't guessed already, I ♥ NEVERSHOUTNEVER! -grins widely- I don't really like how the words are on the left corner because then my hair will cover it & it'll be just like any other shirt because you don't be able to see it. (Wow. That was a long sentence.) But I don't care because it's a NeverShoutNever! shirt! Anyway, here is the shirt. I copied the photo from the HotTopic website, if you're wondering why this isn't me.

Hm. So yeah. It's pretty rainy outside. Not much to blog about today. So check out the link I posted above and - if you have time - read my previous post!


Toodles!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Shiver

Mood:accomplished

To do:

So I've been thinking a lot about what I should do for today's post because - as some of you may already know - this is my (2nd) 100th post after all (because this is my new Confessions of a Candyhol!c blog). I just came back from a run jog outside with my dad. I've never tried running before. Like, outside of P.E. I've always wanted to, though, but because I'm usually pretty lazy - not to mention the fact that it's very cold here - I've never tried. It was pretty cold outside (barely 10 degrees), but I liked it; it felt good. Note to self: Do this more often!

Random Fact #1: NeverShoutNever! is my favourite artist. [;

For my 100th post, I've decided to post a short piece of prose that I've written; nothing extraordinary. I just want everyone to know that have grown as a writer and a blogger from the first post that I've ever written. Of course, I have you guys to thank! You guys are all special & I hope you know how much you've all inspired me. And now, without further ado, I present to you: Shiver.
[Copyright © 2010 by Candice A. Anderson. All rights reserved.] ♥ That means no sticky paws!
I see Them. I see Them everywhere. They whisper to me in the hallways at school, Their invisible hands tugging at my sleeves on the bus, and at home, Their long silver hands dragging me over to their side of the universe.

"Come with us," They said. "Come with us to where we dwell and we will promise you everything..."

They tell me what to do, scouring through my memories. They tell me I'm stupid, ugly, worthless, and unloved. Sometimes They force me to do things I don't want to do.

But I can't escape. They're a part of me like branches are attached to trees. I can't run away. These thoughts - they find me and they say, "We want you...come with us, come with us..."

Their pale, silver hands, fingers thin and long - They reach out to me with barren hands, circling me until I suffocate.

There's blackness all around me.


Our final assignment for computer's class at school is to do a research paper. SNOOZE right?WRONG! Not when your teacher is Mr. Althoen - basically, like the coolest teacher ever! (Secret: He even lets us listen to our iPod... during school; PLUS we do the coolest projects in his class!) I'm doing a paper on Dr. Seuss, the best children's author ever! (At least in my opinion.)

I'm going to go take a shower so I guess I'll just leave this post with a quote from the ever-so-wonderful Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel.


"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss


May all your dreams come true,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Girl With the Dead Rose

Mood:annoyed



Every day as you're making your way to school, you see the girl who is sitting alone of the dirty curb. She is holding a dying rose in her hands, her eyes so grey, as if the world had drained all the colour out of them.
The cars around you pass in slow motion, mixing together with all the matter in the world to create a messy blue. Then abruptly you see nothing...
Nothing except the girl.

Who is she? What is she doing there?

She is waiting. Waiting for something to happen. Anything.

But because you don't know her, you walk past without so much as a second glance; her eyes staring at the back of your head, burning a hole through your skin.

[ Text Copyright (c) 2009 by Candice A. Anderson All rights reserved.]

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Vintage Love

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I've been really enjoying my weekend, if you must know. I loved Thursday because we had a half day and I went to the mall with my mom and Sophia. Afterwards, my dad met us there after work and we went to Chipotle Mexican Grill for dinner. I bought a few things and I didn't feel lazy at all so I took some pictures to share with you guys!

1) Shirt from Forever 21/$10.80

2) Skirt from Forever 21/$14.80

3) Sunglasses from Forever 21/$5.80

*I absolutely love the shirt & sunglases because it reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in the movie, Breakfast At Tiffany's. What can I say? I'm a vintage girl. (:
**And I pretty much love the skirt too.

Looking forward to hearing about your weekend.

Mucho love,

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"No, I am not interested in a 5 month subscription to Homes & Gardens magazine."

Mood:Happy


One thing I hate more than the immature people at my school are telemarketers. In fact - one just called me a minute ago asking me about our cable service or w/e. He started begging me to buy their product & I just hung up. It's like dude, no one likes telemarketers okay? So in honour of that, I am going to post a few funny things people like you and me said or did to those annoying, annoying, annoying people who we call telemarketers.

Telemarketer: Hello, are you currently happy with your long distance service?
Person: Oh, I'm sorry, we don't have a phone. But thanks for calling.

Telemarketer: Is Clyde there?
Person: No he died.
Telemarketer: ...Oh I'm sorry.
Person: No it's okay, I killed him.

"I gave the phone to my 5 year old sister and told her that they want to hear ALL about her day. They never called back." - Anonymous

"I remember hitting on this telemarketer who was a female. She insisted that I switch to their company, while I asked for her number so I can switch to HER company. She hanged up after 5 minutes" - Anonymous


"This one day I pretened to be some creepy guy who broke in and murdered the family. She kept on asking if I wanted to buy a magazine though." - Anonymous


"What would Jesus do if a telemarketer called during the christmas feast?"

- Random Person


*I got all of these on a Facebook group called Abusing Telemarketers. It's where people like you and me share their funny stories about how they abused their recent telemarketer of the day.

**Leave a comment below telling me about what you did to a telemarketer or a story that you want to share about this topic . (:

P.S. Today was a half day of school because we have parent-teacher conferences. 2 and a half day weekend! :-) I gots to make some plans, like now! Alright - gonna go make some lunch. Thanks for listenin'!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Moon River

Mood:happy

Another uploaded Youtube video! This song is called Moon River, from the movie Breakfast At Tiffany's starring the late Audrey Hepburn. If you could please click here & comment; I'd appreciate it very much. (: And while you're at it, check out my other video. Thank you!

Monday, March 15, 2010

No One Cares.

Mood:annoyed

I absolutely hate Mondays. The question is, who doesn't? School has been so blah. I finally got my Algebra Test back & I got an A- (90%). That's still good though, as long as it's not a B... which is what I got on my Social Studies test. Weird - I always thought that math was my worst subject. I guess it depends on which chapters we're learning about. Sometimes I'm really bad at a section in math and the same goes for social studies. I blame our Student Teacher for the B. His name is Mr. Killian but we all call him Mr. Killiman behind his back; a.k.a. Killjoy. Why? Because he is weird (in a bad way), really pretty, he's a little bit conceited, and he has a tendency to invade personal bubbles. I can't wait until next week when we get our regular teacher back, Mr. Stowe (one of the coolest teachers ever!)

Here I am, blabbing on and on about things no one cares about...

Next Monday, two Holocaust survivors are coming to our class. Yes, they are Jewish, and yes, they are really old. I'm so excited though! A short story I want to tell: One of the speakers has a teddy bear that is now in the Jerusalem Museum (or something like that). It was the one thing that he was allowed to keep when he was a little boy. For that reason, we get to bring our favorite stuffed animal to class on Monday for his honour. Except, I'm not sure which to bring. I have this puppy dog from Build-A-Bear that I so named "Lenora" that says, "I love you, I love you, I love you..." every time your squeeze it. It's annoying sometimes but it's my favourite stuffed animal. (:

#2: I hate when people automatically assume that I'm "shy" or "quiet". One girl was even surprised that I liked to listen to rock/punk music. What, just because I'm supposedly "quiet" I can't listen to punk music? What kind of music did you expect me to listen to? *Actually, I listen to quite a few genres in terms of music - everything from classical - oldies - R&B - Indies - Hardcore Rock.

P.S. You guys should all check out my new Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/eccentrikchild. Subscribe if you want! :D

P.P.S. Speaking of stuffed animals, what was your favourite stuffed animal as a kid & what did you name it?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Comptine d'un autre ete: l'Apres Midi

Mood:determined

Well, now who is this? This is me playing the piano that's who it is! I made a new Youtube account over the weekend (username: Eccentrikchild; add me!) and just uploaded a video a few minutes ago. I really wanted to share this with you guys because it's really a beautiful song, from the Motion Picture "Amelie." (You may not have heard of it. I believe it's French, but I've watched it with subtitles somewhere... Great movie.) Anyway - I would appreciate it a lot if you'd comment it. If you have a Youtube account, comment it here (because you see, I am lacking in comments) and if you don't have an account, just leave a comment below. I hope you're all having a great weekend. You guys brighten my day. (:
*Pause the music player before you play the video.

Sincerely,

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

To Vent.

Mood:happy

I like this picture because I can relate to it in a way. You see - there's this misperception of me that some people make; actually two: 1) I'm shy, quiet, & innocent or - and this is just like, three people - 2) I'm stuck up & cold. How come? I donno. It's just that I'm a quiet person by nature. And in some ways I hate it. I hate when people say, "Oh Candy? She never talks. She's very quiet." Most people don't understand. When I'm around my friends/BFFs I'm a whole different person (ie: loud, obnoxious, clumsy, crazy, perverted, weird...) I don't even know why. I guess I'm just not like some people who are extremely extroverted and talkative in general. That's just not my nature, I guess. You have to allow me to warm up to you.

According to an Introvert-Extrovert quiz I took, I got Quietly Extroverted.

You love going out and having a good time, be it with a large group of friends or your significant other, however, you don't mind chilling out either. You'd be better off living in the city, but the outskirts of a major town is good too. You're capable of holding an intelligent conversation if the mood really strikes you. You're not quite as annoying to an introvert, but could be if you don't learn when they're not in the mood for talking. You're willing to try new things and can keep a secret.

Close enough. All the quizzes I took said the same thing, or that I was pretty well balanced. But not a lot of people see it like that. Gosh, I just hate how people ask,"How come you're so quiet sometimes?" or "Candy never talks!" Really, people, really? 'I don't talk...? You don't even know me. Maybe I don't talk to you because I just don't like you. That's what I say in my head sometimes.' Yeah, that's mainly the reason why I don't talk to some people. It's just that some people at my school are so immature. Mostly the boys.

Okay, I'm done rambling. (;

Sunday, March 7, 2010

To Confess.

Mood:mixed

It is Monday and I'm feeling the familiar draining of energy come back to me. Weekend-wise, I had a spectacular one! Friday: The day of the Band Festival* - all the bands have been preparing for months; I'm happy to announce that our band got all Number I ratings from the judges (the highest rating possible.) Saturday: My dad and I went to the library (yes, because I am a huge dork), then to the grocer's, then to Border's where I got this amazing book called THE BEST SONGS EVER for Piano/Vocal/Guitar. There's a bunch of sheet music and songs in there that I absolutely love! (ie: Edelweiss, Georgia On My Mind, Unforgettable, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Memory...) Finally after ~ I went to my friend Natajha's birthday party (pronounced Na-TAH-Juh) and it was really fun. So yeah - I had a brilliant weekend.

It has been incredibly warm outside these past few days which may be the reason why I've been feeling so happy lately. The sun is out and it's 48 degrees (Fahrenheit), which is incredibly warm for where I live. I was just outside on a walk with my friends Tori and Nessa just a moment ago and I wore was a light jacket which is refreshing after having to wear our huge Winter coats for forever.

School is great! Except sometimes I worry about my future. That's the thing about me: I worry too much. I mean I have had straight A's for as long as I can remember. So why is that not enough? I guess it's because I have pretty high expectations for myself, and so do my parents. But I'm slipping. I've never gotten below an A- on a test I don't think. So I checked my grades online yesterday and I saw I had gotten a lot of B-s and a D- on my Algebra tests. I remember thinking (wtf?)

#1: Sometimes I feel secluded; outcasted, even when I have all of my wonderful friends and family around me. Sometimes I feel like an outsider even with tons of people around me. Does that ever happen to you?


*Band Festival - Bands all across the nation have to do this. Usually it involves only the bands in your county and if you do well you go to the state-wide band fest. Judges judge your band based on on well your intonation, interpreting, and tone quality are under difference circumstances. 1) You have to play one march ensemble, one overture, and one selected tune & the judges rate you on different matters. 2) Then you go into a different room and play two pieces that you have never seen before and you have to play them /perfectly/. If you do well and get a total rating of I you get a blue medal and the chance to go to states.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

It's all make believe, isn't it?

Mood:hopeful

There are so many cruel people in the world; sometimes it's hard to believe that there are still nice people out there in the world. But what does the word nice mean? According to Webster, it means Pleasing, Agreeable, "a nice time"/"a nice person"/"socially acceptable". But then it occurred to me that nice people don't always get what they truly deserve. Is there such thing as being too nice? You read those stories and tales with morals at the end: the nicer girl gets the prince, the evil girl is banished to forever work as a maid. In the real world, it's not always like that. I once read an article called Want to Get Promoted: Stop Being So Nice. Usually, it's the fiercer girl who gets the guy, the nastier woman who gets that job you've always wanted. Sometimes you have to remember - the world is not always a nice place. The friendlier people won't always get what they want. Most times it's the aggressive girl or guy who gets the nice things. But you have to remember something. You don't have to constantly have it together all the time & you don't always have to be nice to people. Just don't ever lose your morals; be a good person; respect your peers, respect others, and most importantly - respect yourself.


Hello goodbye,

Monday, March 1, 2010

How do you spell happiness?

Mood:cool

(#4: Make someone laugh.)

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"Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering..." - The History of Love by Nicole Krauss


H-a-p-p-i-n-e-s-s,


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