Thursday, March 27, 2008


When you're in the car looking out the window do you ever stare at the other people in the cars and wonder what their story is? Like who are they, where are they going, and why? And then I wonder if I'll ever see or meet any of these people again.

I do this all the time. I was wondering, does anyone else? Or am I just weird/bored/nosy?

I saw this video on youtube for Twilight! It has all these fans from around the world saying how they support the actors for the Twilight movie.

The guy with the hat on is my favorite! :D

Monday, March 24, 2008

City of Bones!

I haven't done a book review in ages, and some people were asking what it was about; so I decided to do a summary/review of the fabulous City of Bones by Cassandra Clair and its just released sequel, City of Ashes.

Both City of Bones and City of Ashes are gripping, fast-paced, and hilarious, and I honestly couldn't put the books down until I finished them. The characters are realistic and extremely likeable, and the plot has lots of surprises. This urban fantasy is both dark and perky at the same time, which not many books can do. These books would make excellent tv mini series or movies.

"In City of Bones, the first book, Clary Fray’s world is turned upside-down. She has never thought of herself as being anything other than ordinary, until she sees a group of teenagers kill a demon—and finds that no one else can see them. Soon after that, Clary’s mother mysteriously disappears, and she is plunged into a world in which vampires and werewolves are real. She discovers that she is a Shadowhunter—a race of demon-slayers. To top it all off, she finds herself caught in a nasty love triangle with Simon, her best friend, and Jace, an arrogant, handsome Shadowhunter. " *

Awesome things found in this book:
  • motorcycles that run on demonic energies
  • the shadowhunter runes

  • Jace

  • Simon

  • New York City

  • witty dialogue

  • exciting fight scenes

The cover is the first thing that drew me in to this book. Yay for cute shirtless guys!! this was more of me telling you how great City of Bones is that an actual review, but its a start. Anyway, if you're looking for a great fantasy YA read to pass the time until Breaking Dawn comes out, check out City of Bones.

City of Glass, the third and final book in the Mortal Instruments Trilogy will be coming out around March of next year.

*That summary from

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Bunny Day

P.S. I've read City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare! Its the second in the Mortal Instruements Trilogy and it was soooooooo good. Go out and buy it, or if you haven't read City of Bones go buy that one first. Now.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008




Hmmmm...49% isn't too bad...

Try the 'What Are Your Chances of Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse?' Quiz! This is from the same site that has the 'How many five year olds can you take in a fight?' and other fun/weird quizes.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's St. Patrick's Day! Which I think is pretty cool even though I'm not really Irish. But more important than St. Patrick's Day, today is the day that the fourth Maximum Ride novel, The Final Warning, is released! Although I won't be able to purchase it till later this week (I envy all you people that are close to bookstores).

Has anyone read the summary they have for Final Warning on This Max Ride book is going to be focused on the environment! Yay!!

Wow...I'm such a nerd.

Anyway, here's some more St. Patrick's Day stuff!

St. Patrick is believed to have driven the snakes from Ireland. Once a pagan himself, St. Patrick is one of Christianity's most widely known figures.
The modern secular holiday is based on the original Christian saint's feast day also thought to be the date of the saint's death. In 1737, Irish immigrants to the United States began observing the holiday publicly in Boston and held the first St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City in 1766.
Today, the tradition continues with people from all walks and heritages by wearing green, eating Irish food, and attending parades. St. Patrick's Day is bursting with folklore; from the shamrock to the leprechaun and to pinching those that are not wearing green

Friday, March 14, 2008

More Art!

Wow, this has been a pretty creative week for me. In my art class (which I must say I'm beginning to really love) we did this incredibly cool project where we took two playing cards (either a king, queen, or jack) and combined them together to form one card. Then we had to stipple it. I'm pretty amazed at how mine turned out.

Here's how the card looked before I stippled:

And here's how it looks with stippling:

On a totally unrelated note...anyone excited for the new Maximum Ride book coming out this Monday?
Also: New Picture from the Twilight movie set! Its from this week's Entertainment Weekly and shows Edward and James fighting.

Monday, March 10, 2008


I've actually been really enjoying the art class I'm taking. Right now we're learning about hatching, cross hatching, and stipling. I think stipling is pretty cool :) This is one of the mini projects that I just completed for the class. Its a ketchup bottle! Anyhoo, I was really proud of how this turned out so I thought I'd post it here, and maybe teach you guys a little bit about art.

Stipling is an art technique were you use dots to color and add the illusion of value to you artwork. You make the dots closer together to make it look darker and farther apart to make it look lighter. I used tracing paper over a photocopy of a ketchup bottle, and a black extra fine sharpie marker to make all the dots.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Control Video Games With Your Mind

So for another world cultures project I had to research some global issues, one of them technology and the future. I found this article and I thought it was pretty cool, even though I don't really play video games. But the whole being able to control a computer just with your mind--how cool is that?

Anyway, here's the article from USA Today:

Control Video Games With Your Mind

By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
NEW YORK — Hands cramping up from too many video games?
How about controlling games with your thoughts instead? Later this year, Emotiv Systems plans to start selling the $299 EPOC neuroheadset to let you do just that.

The headset's sensors are designed to detect conscious thoughts and expressions as well as "non-conscious emotions" by reading electrical signals around the brain, says the company, which demonstrated the wireless gadget at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

The company, which unveiled a prototype last year, says the headset can detect emotions such as anger, excitement and tension, as well as facial expressions and cognitive actions like pushing and pulling objects.

The headset will be sold with a game developed by Emotiv, but it can also be made to work with existing PC games, the company said. Users will also be able to access an online portal to play more games, chat or upload their own content such as music or photos.

Emotiv plans to work with IBM Corp. to explore applications beyond video gaming. The "brain computer interface" technology could transform not only gaming, but how humans and computers interact, said Paul Ledak, vice president of IBM's Digital Convergence business.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Try the Impossible Quiz!

Click on this link to play the impossible quiz!

You'll either find it really annoying or really fun. Be careful though, because it can take up large amounts of your time if you become obsessed with beating it.