The Kingdom of Florin

Princess Buttercup

New Blogs!
Soooo, I'm moving away from using LJ for entries and on to writing at one of my two new blogs. I'll still be using this to read other people's LJ's and to do the occasional meme when I'm bored so don't go deleting it just yet.

The first one can be found at and this one is my personal blog. It's meant to be more like my livejournal, but with more of focus on writing and less on memes and surveys.

The second one can be found at and this is my blog about food and all things food related. Starting on January 1 I'll be using to post a picture a day, of my food or of anything food related I come across. (This idea is thanks to whisperwords for the inspiration).

Please come and read my blogs! I'll really appreciate the support from all of my friends. =)

Look! I'm doing a meme!
TWW-Grey Street
Put your MP3 player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-first song is the title.

Call me a joker, call me a foolCollapse )

I like Books?
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them.

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So, why is the Complete Works of William Shakespeare on here as one whole thing, yet Hamlet is separate? I don't understand.

Welcome back?
Teija tagged me on this, so I figured I should do it. And then I have an *actually* entry written up. Imagine that.

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

1. "You're Gonna Miss This" Trace Adkins
2. "New Song" Yael Naim
3. "In My Life" The Beatles
4. "Meet Me in the Memory" Sister Hazel
5. "Fairytale" Sara Bareilles
6. "I'm Only Me When I'm With You" Taylor Swift
7. "Best I'll Ever Be(acoustic" Sister Hazel

I went home last night to take some stuff to my mom to sell in our yard sale. I'm in the process of getting rid of all the clothes I don't wear anymore in order to make more room in the closet. Plus I don't need to hang on to stuff that hasn't fit me in like three years, it's just wasted space.

Well, turns out my mom had created a massive pile in the basement of boxes that were overflowing with my junk. So last night I spent about three hours sorting everything into three piles: to keep, to sell, to throw away. I managed to condense most of it down to about four boxes of stuff to keep, most of it went into the yard sale and then I threw away about two of three trash bags full of stuff that was broken or worthless or just plain unnecessary. Some of that crap I'd been hanging onto for years and I kinda realized there was no need for me to keep the bird house I'd made out of vines at girl scout camp when I was eight, nor did I need to keep the little pieces of paper when I had once scribbled important messages.

In all of the sorting and the sifting I ended up on quite a trip down memory lane; it seemed like fragments of my high school self were caught up in all the mess. I spent quite a bit of time reading old notes, letters and cards that were stuck in between all the books. I found the letter that was written to me right before we left for college, the one that promised the distance wouldn't change a thing and there would be visits and laughter and friendship forever. I found the postcards that were mailed between states that first semester and it made me smile to remember our happy times as friends. And I found pictures upon pictures of us smiling and laughing with our arms thrown over shoulders as we faced the world together.

Then, of course, I stumbled across that one box. The box filled with movie stubs, letters, postcards, rose petals, teddy bears and ruby tuesday coasters. Looking through that box made me feel like I was seeing everything from someone's elses eyes. It doesn't feel real to me anymore, I can't quite grasp the feelings that were there anymore. I know that's normal and good, but it felt so unreal and it kinda hurt. I wasn't expecting that feeling so it hit me harder than I suppose it would have.

Sometimes, like when I look through my old mementos or catch glimpses of old pictures, I miss my old self. I miss the happy, carefree girl that I was during those years. I smiled more easily and laughter always seemed to be bubbling up inside of me. My friends and I were invincible and nothing was going to tear us apart or come between us, not distance, not school and not new friends. The future was wide and everything held promise, nothing could stop me from achieving my dreams and my goals.

Now, I sit here and I feel old and jaded. I no longer smile as much as I did back then and laughter, while still present, doesn't come as easily as it once did. So many things have changed; some for the best and some simply because there was no way around it otherwise. I feel that my goals and dreams are no longer in reach and instead I'm settling for whatever I can get with what I already have; my view of my future is shrinking. I should feel sad about this, but instead it just kinda makes sense, like this is exactly how it is supposed to be.

I do miss you all though. I do miss those precious few friends that I though would never leave, that nothing would ever tear our friendships apart. And honestly, I'd do whatever I could to fix it and to work towards that friendship again. Afterall, there were too many good times to just simply forget.

Well, since you BESEECHED me....
Well, since Manda practically begged me to put up my top ten broadway songs, I figured I'd go for it. And since I'm in the mood I'm also going to post my top ten songs of all time. It's changed a little since I last figured it out, but not by much. I've been fairly consistent with that list since high school. Then, cause I feel like, I'll post the songs that I'm loving right now (we all know that changes so often!)

OMG Wheeee! This is fun!

Top Ten Broadway Songs! (in no particular order)
"The Book Report" You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
"I'll Cover You (Reprise)" Rent
"People Will Say We're in Love" Oklahoma
"Carefully Taught" South Pacific
"As Long As You're Mine" Wicked
"Defying Gravity" Wicked
"And All That Jazz" Chicago
"Edelweiss" Sound of Music
"Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat" Guys and Dolls
"Quintet" West Side Story

Honorable Mentions
"Seasons of Love" Rent
"Another Day" Rent
"I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy" South Pacific
"Gee, Officer Krupke" West Side Story

Top Ten Favorite Songs (Again, in no particular oder)
"Champane High" Sister Hazel
"American Pie" Don McClean
"Piano Man" Billy Joel
"Tears in Heaven" Eric Clapton
"Sweet Baby James" James Taylor
"Hallelujah" Rufus Wainwright
"Grey Street" Dave Matthews Band
"Everything" Lifehouse
"Best I Ever Had" Vertical Horizon
"Sweet Mistakes" Ellis Paul

Honorable Mentions
"Eine Kliene Nacht Musik" Mozart
"Best I'll Ever Be" Sister Hazel
"Plain Morning" Dashboard Confessional
"I Want it That Way" Backstreet Boys

Songs I'm Lovin' Right Now
"All I Want Is You" Barry Louis Polisar
"I'm Fine" Drew Copeland
"Don't Blink" Kenny Chesney
"Letter to Me" Brad Paisley
"If I Never See Your Face Again" Maroon 5
"Pictures of You" The Last Goodnight
"Back Where We Belong" The Last Goodnight
"New Soul" Yael Naim

Alrighty, Now I'm off to run fun buying batteries at Target and getting my passport renewed. Then I'll be back this way to clean out my car, clean the kitchen, the bathrooms and the living room. After all that I need to go workout a little bit.

Ya know, if I only get half of that stuff done I think I'll feel like it was a good day. Cause, this is me and we all know I procrastinate (by typing up my favorite songs for instance) and there's a good chance I'll only make it halfway down that list!

Happy Birthday. I'll be thinkin' of you today and I hope it's a happy one for you. Best wishes"

Survey to kill some times
I just got back from dinner and to take my mind off of it I decided to do a mindless survey for your amusement. Or, mostly for mine. Whatever. *shrugs*

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And now I go find shorts and put them on. I need to get out of here. I think I need a walk.

Hunh, I'm not sure what h means

10 on 10
This is 10 things about 10 people. Feel free to guess in the comments, it makes things interesting. =)

1. You irritate me, confuse the hell outta me and drive me crazy sometimes, almost to the point where I don't know what to do with you. However, you know that despite it all I love you to pieces, I know I can count on you and you know that I always have your back. That's how it's always been and that will never, ever change. You're stuck with me babe, so get used to it!

2. I don't know what I'd do without the two of you in my life. You've been my friends for so long that we are basically family. I love you and trust you more than I have most anyone else. You're always there for me no matter how much time or distance there is between us. And I love how no matter how much time passes nothing seems to change between us. I love knowing that I can call you and vent about my day, share my latest news or my biggest fears and you are always just there to listen.

3. Although sometimes I don't understand you, you know I'm always here for you. We've been friends since we started college and I'm hoping that will never, ever change. You've put up with so much of my craziness and you've talked me though so many difficult times. No matter what happens between us we manage to come out still friends and that's awesome to me. You are one of the best friends I could ever have.

4. are still so very important to me and it hurts me still that things are the way they are. I thought our friendship was one of those things that would last forever, that I'd always have you and things would never change. Well, they did, quite a while ago, and it hurts but I honestly don't know what I could've done differently.

5. You are my rock, my support, my comfort and the one person I can turn to no matter what is going on. You make me smile, you make me laugh and you make me feel like I am the luckiest girl in the world. How will I ever be able to thank you for all that you give to me?

6. It amazes me how close we became in such a short amount of time. But that happens when you are shoved into a situation like we were. I don't know how I would've done it all without you...the there and the back and the after. It's nice to know I can call you whenever and you're there. You're stuck with me, ebcause after wll who else is ever going to put up with those stories or let me cry on their shoulder about a time and a place we can never get back?

7. You probably don't know this, but I'm constantly confused by you...even though I love to spend time with you. I absolutely love hanging out with you and I love talking to you. You make things...different and I'm not sure what that means. We share a lot of the same views and opinions and we have lots of the same tastes in things. I'm glad you are my friend because it makes my life a happier place!

8. It's funny how, when you least expect, you find a friend who sneaks in and becomes one of your best. I know I can trust you with absolutely anything. I love the random texts we send back and forth while you are at work. I love that I can be a complete fool in front of you and you still love me. What would I do without you to watch tv with and go to awesome conventions? Also, how basically all I have to do is call/text you and say sushi...and you are totally there with me!

9. We've been friends for such a long time. While at times you drive me up the wall, I've learned to live with your little quirks and you know I'll always love you. I feel badd for how little time we've spent together lately and I should make more of an effort. I'll admit I'm a bad friend and I miss you.

10. You I will group all together. You guys don't know how much joy it gives me to see you grow and become these incredible young adults. I've watched most of you grow up and I am so very proud of all of you. You know I am always going to be here for you and I will always listen and I will always support you. You cna call em anytime day or night if you need anything. I love you all.

Boredom made me do it....and you should to!
It's after midnight and I'm bored. I'm contemplating sleep soon just to give myself something to do. Also, not such a bad idea since I work 10-6 tomorrow.

Okay, so since I'm a sheep and I do things others do, the following are a couple of things I think you should do.

First is this survey about meCollapse )

Comments are screened and anonomous comments are allowed. I'm just kinda curious what peopel think.
Although this could come back to bite em in the ass.

Also, make things a little more interesting, since I asked someone else I have to do this as well. It's the question game time again. For those of you who don't know the rules, you may ask me any four questions you wish. But four and only four. Whatever random, sick, twisted, crazy question you can come up with. You ask, I'll answer 100% honestly.
So...go ahead.

*twirly twirly*
SW-Sith Happens
I have to be awake and coherent in four hours in order to drive maryanne to the airport. I think I'll stay awake for most of the night, possibly with a short nap?

So, in the past couple of days I have spent entirely too much money on books. Although I strongly believe that no one can ever have too many books. Just look around our apartment...we could start our own library. I've decided that it is my goal to read a book a week this year. It'll be fun. I've alreaydy read two so far and we are just starting the third week, so I figure I'm in pretty good shape.

I've been having this really weird feeling lately and I'm not sure that I like it. What bothers me most is that I am completely unable to pinpoint exactly what it is, therefore I'm having trouble deciding exactly what I should do about it. Perhaps if I just ignore it then it will all go away and everything will be sunshne and roses again? Perhaps yes, Perhaps no.

Well, I'm gonna go read. And maybe turn on another movie. But first here's a survey for your amusement, cause we all know that's what sarah does when she is bored.

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