I am currently camped out in my living room. The reason? My rat, Lucy, has mites, so we gassed my room to kill anything that was still in there after we took her out. Technically I could sleep in my room still, but it still smells and I’d rather not have to put up with that just yet. Just so you all know, getting rid of mites is such a PAIN. Not that I really expected it to be easy, but still.
Also, I have renewed my obsession with World of Warcraft. I love it. And yes, I’m fully aware of how nerdy I am. If any of you guys play WoW you understand 🙂
The other current obsession is Avatar: The Last Airbender. The SHOW not the movie (because the movie was pathetic and really didn’t deserve all the hype). Did you guys know that they’re creating a new season of the show called Avatar: The Legend of Korra? Quote from avatar.wikia.com:
“Avatar: Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after Avatar: The Last Airbender. Korra is the next Avatar after Aang, a rebellious girl who is hotheaded, independent and “ready to take on the world”. Korra comes from the Southern Water Tribe. Aang and Katara‘s son Tenzin is her Airbending teacher.
One of the story’s settings is Republic City, a “metropolis powered by steam-type technology”, “inhabited by people from all four nations”. Here Korra must deal with rampant crime and an anti-bender revolt. Mike and Bryan have said that the world of Avatar has “definitely changed, and evolved, and advanced, but we’re very conscious of keeping the same feeling. Not totally different, but it’s definitely generations later.”
I am beyond excited for this. I hope they don’t ruin it, but because it’s generations later and has pretty much the same people working on it I think it will turn out pretty well. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
Yes, it has been a while once again. During the summer there really isn’t much to talk about, because I really don’t do much other than write or play games on the web. But this week… well, this week is different.
I had an old post from several months ago about my rat having a tumor. Well because I couldn’t afford to have it removed, I just let it be since it didn’t seem to be hurting her or slowing her down too much. Recently, however, it has gotten to the point where she can barely walk. So I scheduled an appointment to have her put down at the local vet in three days.
This I could handle. I’d miss Shadow very much and so would her sister Lucy, but I could handle losing a pet. I’ve done it before. But no, I’m not just losing one pet.
Last night my hedgehog was acting strange. I had noticed she hadn’t been eating much the last few weeks and her water had barely been touched, but it was when she started sleeping in the corner of her cage instead of the igloo that I knew she was going to die.
I’ve had a hedgehog before, so I recognized the behavior immediately. I held her for a while, put a towel over one end of her cage to stop any drafts and brought out a space heater to make sure she didn’t get cold. Then I hunkered down for the night right next to the cage, on the opposite end from her. At this point she could hardly walk. She would stumble a few steps and would then have to stop to regain her strength to keep moving. This determined little creature who, to be honest, never really liked me, pushed herself from one end of the cage to the other to stay next to me. Maybe it was just because I was warm. I really don’t know.
I stayed up with her until 3 AM, when I finally passed out for about four hours. When I woke up again she was in the same position, but was not faring any better.
For any of you that have never seen a hedgehog (or any other animal that does a similar thing) die, I sincerely hope you never have to. I have seen it twice, and I will never forget. It’s horrible, so I won’t describe it. Suffice it to say it is awful to watch and even more heart-wrenching to hear. I felt so helpless, cradling her and gently scratching her cheek as she died.
So now my hedgehog has passed away, and I’m going to be putting one of my rats to sleep in three days. I feel sick.
Hey! It’s been a little while, and I have a reason I SWEAR.
My friends decided to introduce me to a website called http://www.wattpad.com.
Yeah… probably not too smart of them, because now all I have been doing is writing for and posting on this website. Maybe it’s a good thing, because I got more writing done the last three days than I have in the past year on my story (or at least my current favorite). Anyway, if you happen to like fantasy stories, maybe you would be willing to take a look at mine?
http://www.wattpad.com/user/Rckrgrl29 <—————- Just go to this link and click on my story called Dreams. I’d really appreciate it!
Just a warning: most of the stories on here happen to have titles like the following:
OMG I’M IN LOVE WIT MY BFF BUT HE’S IN LOVE WITH MY OTHER BFF AND OMG WTF
OMG I Have an Arranged Marriage! TO A WOLF.
I’m going to a Werewolf/Vampire Boarding school that’s ALL GUYS? NO WAY.
Omg so there’s this hott guy and I love him but he hates me and stuff…
I’m In Love With A Vampire/Werewolf Who’s Emo.
God they’re so annoying. It takes forever to dig through the crap and get to the good stuff, but I’ve found a few. Like Neversummersdivide, who has an awesome sci-fi story up, and xoStardust (who is on the hot list) has some pretty good romance stories. Anyway, if you like to write or just feel like reading some random stories you really should check it out 🙂 AND… if you do, you should check out mine 😀
On Thursday sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland, who was attempting to sail around the world, signaled for help after the mast of her boat was broken and her satellite communication system was lost. Ever since, parents all across the internet have been asking how her parents could have possibly allowed a person so young to sail alone around the world. Well, Abby’s parents felt that she was prepared and had the skill to perform such a task. Parents came back with the fact that she couldn’t possibly have the skills to be able to handle every situation that arose. But let me ask all of these parents a question: does anybody? Even the most prepared, the most experienced sailor cannot possibly be prepared to handle every single problem that could potentially arise.
Also, some people are saying that the reason young people are trying to break records is that parents are pushing their kids to excel above everyone else, to beat out everyone else at everything they do. I don’t think it has to do with that at all. As a “young person” myself, I honestly think it has to do with the fact that young people are just plain sick of being told what they cannot do, what they are too young to do, and what they’re not good enough to do. When we hear things like that we suddenly feel like we have to prove everyone wrong, and in some cases that leads to things like, oh I don’t know, making a dangerous voyage around the world by yourself.
I think parents need to remember what it was like to be a teenager. They need to remember the desire to prove themselves, to be seen for the intelligent people that they are and to not be constantly told what they can’t do. They need to remember that, though sometimes it may not seem like we realize the danger in what we’re doing, sometimes we do, we just feel that it’s worth the risk to do something we love and really truly want to do. Most parents seem to forget all of this, and I think they need a reminder.
Parents: you were young once. Remember? Put yourself in your child’s shoes and tell me you wouldn’t feel the same. Tell me that, if someone told you that you couldn’t do what you loved, you would try to prove them wrong and do it anyway. I know that if someone told me that I couldn’t write anymore or that I was a terrible writer I would never, ever stop.
Unfortunately my camera didn’t take such a good picture, but you get the idea, right?
I’ve been hunting around the internet for cheap (and relatively authentic, not costume-y) renaissance outfits for the upcoming Renaissance Festival. This is the first year that I’ll be dressing up and I am so very excited. It’s one of those places where you feel really awkward if you don’t dress up, so I’m willing to brave the heat and go enjoy myself!
I did find a great outfit (on sale, yay) at http://www.majesticvelvets.com, which currently has many things on sale, so if you’re going to a renaissance festival yourself you should check it out 🙂
Today as I was leaving Wal-Mart I saw a car with a license plate reading “GODSAVZ.” As I was rolling my eyes I was sincerely wishing that I had a camera and the time to snap a picture to share with you guys. Oh well. I just thought it was kind of tacky… I mean it’s fine I guess if you want to believe that kind of thing, but to put it on a license plate? *shrug* To each his own, I suppose…
Anyway, that’s my random post for the day. If you want more stories/screenshots/pictures of people being obnoxious about their religion, you should click the link on my sidebar that goes to STFU, Believers ——–>