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I’m a night owl, and I’m not just one of those teenagers who stay up late and just says they are. I really am. How do I know this? I will refer to a post my friend Michelle posted awhile ago. She talked about how she is a morning bird, and the morning just rejuvenates her. I’m the same way, just with night. To take a walk at night all alone for me is just the best. The night air, with still a hint of humidity, but cool enough to not be uncomfortable. I mean, I have been outside early in the morning, I mean who hasn’t had to bike to school before the sun rises? Okay well maybe those of you who live more than 2 miles from your school, but then at the least walked to the bus stop? Okay, got a few more of you on board with that one.

I have to interrupt this blog my telling you that today is Grissom’s birthday. He is now 2 years old. I am now sitting outside, and he crawled under my perched legs and then jumped up onto the patio furniture and is now giving himself a bath next to me. I need to capture this moment, YES, PICTURE TIME!!
Picture 414
Yes, we are kissing. I forgot to give him his birthday kiss earlier. I’m also sorry for the HORRIBLE lighting, but hey, I’m outside, and it’s 11 o’clock at night, what do you expect.

Okay, now back to the night owl stuff. Okay, sorry Grissom distracted me. I have nothing. Well hey, it’s a post, right? Better than nothing?

Commenter of the day:
Michelle, for her nerdyness

Question of the day:
Are you a morning owl, or a night owl?

Grissom is now sitting on the chair opposite me cleaning his toes. I can just see his eyes and his white body parts, it’s so cute! ^.^

Okay, now I’ve played “Party in the USA” By Miley Cyrus 10 times since I downloaded it a few hours ago, guilty pleasure much?

Sorry for the scatterbrain-ness!

-The road to success is always underconstruction

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Hayley G. Hoover posted this yesterday and I couldn’t resist filling it out.
Sorry if it seams like a filler post. It kind of is. ):

1. What author do you own the most books by?
Mary Pope, the author of The Magic Tree House series, and for adult books it would be Jodi Picoult

2. What book do you own the most copies of?
I don’t own any double copies

3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
No, I didn’t notice until you mentioned it.

4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Cross from the book Prep

5. What book have you read the most times in your life (excluding picture books read to children; i.e., Goodnight Moon does not count)?
Prep, I’m sorry to say I don’t remember the author.

6. What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
I don’t have much of a memory for that time frame.

7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
The only book I didn’t enjoy was A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
The Listeners

9. If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be?
The Listeners. It has some amazing theories

10. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
The Egypt Game, mostly because since it is such a young age range it would be hard to ruin it.

11. What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
The Listeners. I know that the screen would just destroy it.

12. Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
I only have 1 dream I remember involving any and it would be when I had lunch with Jody Picoult

13. What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult?
The Wish probably (well I’m not an adult yet)

14. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
I probably struggled with Inkheart the most, but I also read it in fourth grade.

15. What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you’ve seen?
I have not seen any live.

16. Do you prefer the French or the Russians?
I don’t know enough to have a preferance

17. Roth or Updike?
I’ve never read either

18. David Sedaris or Dave Eggers?
I’ve never read either

19. Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
Shakespeare is the only one I’ve read.

20. Austen or Eliot?
I’ve never read either. I feel so naive

21. What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
I haven’t read many classics other than what was required in school.

22. What is your favorite novel?
It really does change year by year. My Sister’s Keeper is still quite up there

23. Play?
I really haven’t seen enough to make an educated decision. But my favorite one I’ve performed in was Cats!

24. Poem?
William Shakespeare’s 84th sonnet

25. Essay?
I have really not read any.

26. Work of nonfiction?
The Biography I read on Anne Frank a few years back was very good.

27. Who is your favorite writer?
I don’t really have a favorite right now.

28. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
Stephanie Meyer

29. What is your desert island book?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

30. And… what are you reading right now?
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Commenter of the day:
Marissa, her favorite school supply is her awesome lime green alien pencil case.

Question of the day:
Pick any question from above and answer i freely 🙂

-The road to success is always underconstruction.

Fine, you guys want a post, you got it! I don’t have a good excuse for not writing for such a long period. The first two days where because I was thinking about school and getting depressed about last year. Then I kicked myself for living in the past and came back to the here and now. So after those two days I just never got back into the flow. Then someone started spamming my page *cough* Nora *cough.* and I decided to post!

Today I was at the county fair for FFA (Agriculture Education, NOT FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA PEOPLE!!! Get it straight! [If I wasn’t in it I would so call it Future Farmers of America, but I am so you’ll have to deal with my political correctness.) I made some friends with Corndog the pig who ways over 1200 pounds and was the biggest pig in my state in 2006, (yeah now you can look me up and stalk me.) The sheep did get a little jealous of my friendliness to Corndog and tried to blame there gas on me. A lady walking by laughed for a good 5 minutes at the gas. Since I was working with kids, since that is the whole part of the barnyard, I do have a story about one very annoying boy. Some of the FFA girls where throwing some bird seed at each other since there was some laying down from a previous craft, so this little boy decided to join in on the fun. He targeted all his seeds at my face, he also, at age 6, had better aim then everyone else throwing, and would proudly proclaim, “I HIT HER IN THE FACE,” each time he did. We then had to end the festivities because he was getting out of hand, but we did start them up once he walked off (:

After all the fun fair festivities we went, DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!! SCHOOL SUPPLIES SHOPPING! You would not (okay you probably would) believe how many times I loudly proclaimed trappers, folders, notebooks, and miscellaneous school supplies “sexy.” I ended up getting a trapper, which I haven’t had since 7th grade, but they are just so improved since then. My mom insisted on buying me the 10 cent notebooks, but I beg and pleaded to get a five star, 3 subject notebook for math, since I will probably go through 2 of those on there own for math this year. I ALSO GOT THE MOST AMAZING INVENTION EVER! It is a thing that clips in my trapper, and want to know what it does? This small little ruler shaped thing, YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT DOES?!?! IT IS A 3 HOLE PUNCH! It barely takes any room, and I’ve already tried it and it’s sexy and amazing and WONDERFUL! As soon as my eyes landed on it, I ran to it and proclaimed, “I NEED THIS MOM, PLEASE!??” She then asked why I needed it, and I told her that most teachers have 1, or 2 at the most and just let us fend for ourselves when it comes to them. It’s purple, along with most of my other non-notebook supplies, and just over all sexy. DID I SAY IT WAS SEXY!?! I also had to beg and plead for 2 pilot black pens, and say that I could rummage up my pencils from last year, so we only had to get the pens. I did get some new fancy mechanical pencils during 3rd tri, so they will work fine! Once we where believed to be done my mom wanted to look at pants, so we went down to the clothes section, while I was staring dreamily at my school supplies, I noticed something was missing. HOW COULD I HAVE MISSED LOOSE LEAF PAPER! I then sadly departed from my school supplies, leaving them with my mom to get the paper. I run to the other side of the store, grab the first I can find, and go back to the cart. Once there I notice, IT’S NOT COLLEGE RULED! I can’t have my loose leaf be wide ruled and my notebooks college ruled! I then leave everything again, run across the store, to find WALMART DOES NOT SELL COLLEGE RULED LOOSE LEAF PAPER! WHAT IS THIS INSANITY!?!?!

Here and there my Grandma comes and stays at our house for the weekend just to spend some time with us. It’s so different to have a 3rd person in a 2 person house. I’m so used to how my mom folds her towels when they are done, and where they are set, and her putting the toilet seat down, and it just feels different to have the difference. I’m not saying this is a bad feeling, it’s just different. My grandma usually sleeps in the finished basement on my old day bed, but since she is scared there might be to much cat hair in there, she insisted on having my room. I then had to hurry to clean it up and have it ready to have someone other than me sleep in it. It feels really weird to be displaced from my room. I mean, I don’t spend much time in it, but I keep my stuff in there. I have my favorite brush in there, I had my book light in there, my clothes, my hamper, my pajamas, and I didn’t exactly pack to sleep in the living room. I ran in there when she was taking a bath to get my clothes for the day. My ceiling light doesn’t work all the time, and I never used it much. I just have a simple clip desk light that I use for reading at night and so I can see around at night or when it’s a dark day, or even when the shades are drawn. It is pretty bright, and does it’s job very well. Well when going in there, I tried to turn the desk light on, and some how in the one night I was gone it managed to break. Isn’t that a pleasant surprise? It was nice this morning to be offered to have breakfast at Burger King, which is only offered when my Grandma is staying here. Now that I have taken driver’s ed, I can understand why my mom doesn’t like me in my grandma’s car. She drives half in the other line, doesn’t stop at stop signs, cuts her turns short. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my grandma to death, but I’m ready for her to go home tomorrow.

Wow, I didn’t know I had over eleven hundred words in me. I need to not take these long term breaks. Even though I am sure that I could of written this anyways seeing that this is all things that happened today!

Commenter of the Day
Michelle, because we’re blog buddies! (no favorites, she said that in her comment, no lies!)

Question of the Day
What is your favorite school supply?
Mine is my hole puncher, and my trapper keeper is in close second!

-The road to success is always under construction!

P.s. 1209 words! Wow I had a lot more in me than I thought!

I’m so lucky to have a stress reliever like this blog! I have found the hardest work of having a blog is starting. To get that thought process going, and to open something to type it in, and then just letting the words flow is easy. Except when I get to this point. Where I don’t know where to go. Then the trick is to just keep going. Keep typing, even if it’s nonsense. I’ve noticed the ones I get the most comments on are the ones that are just senseless rambles. THEN, SOMEONE SENDS ME AN INSTANT MESSAGE *cough*Marissa*cough* and makes me lose my thought process. Did I really need to know your money status on farm town, IN THE MIDDLE OF WRITING A BLOG!?! It’s all right, you don’t know I’m writing a blog, and I love your love of farm town. I’m glad that you have spare money! Now don’t spend it all in one place.

See, I just got distracted. This blog is not going very well. Now that I said that all my comments will be, “oh marina I loved this post,” or something of that manner! But then again the sense less ones are usually rid of sense, and this one makes sense. It’s a blog about blogging. That makes sense, doesn’t it?

COMMENTER OF THE DAY:
Cocoa
Mostly because of her blissful ignorance of thinking Grissom was BITING his girlfriend! She has obviously never seen a cat kiss!

QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What brings you back to this blog?
What makes you type in address to see if there is a new post?
(or add me to your google reader ;))

I KEEP COMING BACK BECAUSE IT’S MY BLOG! And if I ditched myself…. That would be horrible.

When I hang my head over the couch, Mr. G decides it is time for some lovin and rubs against my hand. I think it is one of the cutest things he could do. Other than when he was a kitten and had a girlfriend. I think I will post picture of his girlfriend here
grissom
Yes, that is one of those cute little beanie babies we used to all know and love. Back in the 90’s. I miss the 90’s. I miss my childhood.
little me
That is me at a young age, if you didn’t guess
Has anyone ever seen one of those Myspace bulletins or Facebook notes of, “You know you’re a 90‘s kid if:” and there was a huge list of cartoons, and toys, and phrases from the 90’s. I think I will now reference to that for the rest of this post.

I will bold the ones I remember, and maybe I will give some commentary on some 😉

You’re a 90’s kid if:

You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word “PSYCHE!”

You can sing the rap to “The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air”
I didn’t actually know this in the 90’s but learned it this year =]

You remember when Kurt Cobain, Tu Pac, River Phoenix, and Selena died.

You know that “WOAH” comes from Joey from “Blossom” and that “How Rude!” comes from Stephanie from “Full House”
Full House was my addiction. I have seen every episode 3 times or more

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early
on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

You remember reading “Goosebumps”
I never got to much into it, just read one or two, but I had friends who where more obsessed. I was more into the Choose your own adventure and Choose your own nightmare

You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, wax off”

You have pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.
I had this ridiculously small bugs bunny one, that hardly could hold half a sandwich, but I thought it was so cool I didn’t care

You danced to “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls, Females: had a new motto, Males: got a whole lot gay-er. (so tell me what you want, what you really really want.)

You remember the craze, then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.
I also remember making my own out of those metal tape measurers

You still get the urge to say “NOT” after (almost) every sentence…Not…

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? was both a game and a TV game show.

Captain Planet.

You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger were meant to be together.

When playing power rangers with friends you fought over who got to be who…………and still all ended up being Tommy.

You remember when Super Nintendo’s became popular.

You remember watching home alone 1, 2 , and 3……..and tried to pull the pranks on “intruders”
Well I wouldn’t pull them on intruders, just my mom (:

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”

You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates

Two words… Trapper Keeper.
well that was more a 5th, 6th grade thing

You never got injured on a Slip ‘n’ Slide

You wore socks over leggings scrunched down

“Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black, black, with silver buttons, buttons, buttons, all down her back, back, back” SHE ASKED HER MOTHER MOTHER MOTHER FOR FIFTY CENTS CENTS CENTS TO SEE THE ELEPHANTS PHANTS PHANTS JUMP OVER THE FENCE THE FENCE THE FENCE
he jumped so high high high he touched the sky sky sky and he didnt come back back back til the forth of july ly ly he jumped so low ow ow he stubbed his toe toe toe and thats the end end end of the elephants show show show

You remember boom boxes vs. cd players

You remember New Kids on The Block when they were cool

You knew all the characters names and their life stories on “Saved By The Bell”

You played and/or collected “Pogs”

You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere
The original versions where a million times better than the “connect” versions

You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles

NANCY DREW AND THE HARDY BOYS WERE THE BEST MYSTERY BOOKS

Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!
And I loved the smell, even though now I know that the smell is horrible

All your school supplies were “Lisa Frank” brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)
I still have a lisa frank binder in my bedroom 😀

You used to wear those stick on earings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes.

You remember a time before the WB.

You’ve gotten creeped out by “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”
I love watching old episodes on you tube!

You know the Macarena by heart.

“Talk to the hand” … enough said

You thought Brain would finally take over the world
THAT SHOW WAS THE BOMB! It’s Pinky and the Brain Brain Brain BRAIN!

You always said, “Then why don’t you marry it!”

You remember when everyone went slinky crazy.
I still remember the smell of my Grandma’s musty basement from pushing them down her steps

You remember when razor scooters were cool.
When did they stop being cool? 😉

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed the trip down memory lane! I did cut out a lot at the end so if you want more make sure to check out the link I posted towards the top!

YAY NOW THAT I AM BACK WITH REGULAR POSTING:
COMMENTER OF THE DAY:
Marissa
Who thinks I am hiding something magical!

QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What is your favorite 90’s memory?
Mine would have to be just being a kid and not worrying about fitting in and boys and making friends by saying hi, and that was just enough.

-The Road to success is always underconstruction

Internet is being spastic. This post will be short. I want to thank Marissa a million for posting yesterday! This is just a filler post! SORRYZ!!! I will hopefully be back with regular internet soon! Hopefully Embark will be back to normal on Monday. Okay! SORRY FOR SHORT POST! WILL BE BACK TO NORMAL WITH QUESTIONS AND SUCH TOMARROW!!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, this is not Marina. It is an impostor. An impostor has taken over the channel and everything will be different from now on. Actually, I’m kidding. Marina will be back next post and I will return to my hiding place, forever alone. *dramatic crying* (Voice off in the distance) STOP YOUR WHINING, YOU GREAT LUMP! Okay, okay, I am sorry. Jeez, harsh much? Anyways, what was I saying? Yes, I do realize I can go up a few sentences and read, I’m not an ignoramus. Ah, right, impostor talk. Yes, I am an impostor. Marina cannot post her blog tonight because ALL OF THE INTERNETS are down in her state! Isn’t that awful? See, that would make me lose my mind. Actually, no it wouldn’t, I’d curl up with a good book and some coffee and go to town, but still, it’s a sad sad thing. Marina is without internet in her lowly state, and she asked me to fill in. I was honored, of course, and jumped at the chance. So, here I am!

You’re probably wondering who I am, aren’t you? Well, I’m not going to tell you. For multiple reasons. The first being that it’s probably completely obvious and you probably knew from the first line, but the second being it’s fun to be elusive and secretive. So moving right along, to the festivities of the evening!
I thought that it would be fun to tell you guys some things about Marina that you may not know. Some you may know, depending on how well you know our good pal Marina, but you can just sit there and pretend. (That was a little harsher than intended, you have my deepest apologies.)

1. The first thing that you should know about Marina is that she enjoys taking baths. This may be somewhat of an uncomfortable fact for you to swallow, but you need to. Because this is a fact that defines Marina to the very core. It means she is a calm, relaxed person. But she also likes to have fun, which can be explained by bubbles in a bubble bath.
2. Marina may have mentioned this in passing, but I thought I’d explain it a bit more thoroughly. Marina is obsessed, in love, and extremely good at a game on Facebook by the name of Farm Town. In a nutshell, Farm Town is a game where you plant delicious fruits and veggies, meet wonderful neighbors, and be jolly in the pineapple fields. She has gotten me a tad bit obsessed with it, and it pains me deeply that I cannot be checking on my rice crops, which are due to be harvested. I am in a car at the moment. Please acknowledge my ability to type whilst on a bumpy car ride. Thank you.
3. The final thing you might possibly get a hint of when you think about Marina, but not fully know, is that Marina is a fabulous friend. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had a crappy day, being degraded by IRL friends and family, and just gotten comforted by Marina’s eternal kindness and spunk. Between her enthusiasm for pets and her unwavering hilarity, she is truly one of the kindest people I know.
And I am proud to call her one of my very best friends.

Readers, commenters, and casual glancers, it is time to say goodbye. I know, you are heartbroken. I am too, of course, but everything has to end. It’s been a pleasure.
And Marina? Hopefully, we’ll see you tomorrow. ❤

OH NO! IT IS TIME TO PANIC! IT IS TIME TO TYPE WITH MANIC FINGERS! IT IS TIME FOR ALL CAPS LIKE HARRY IN BOOK 5!!!*

It is storming major here. I am worried about the power going out, well not really worried… but…. you know. yeah! okay!

Right now I’m really pre-occupied about thinking about next weeks thesexymacaroni video! I would link but it is not time for fancy stuff now! IT IS TIME TO PANIC AND TYPE FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LET’S ZOOM TOO COMMENTER OF THE DAY:
MICHELLE!
Because I was going to talk more about To Kill a Mockingbird, but I did not, so she takes the cake!

QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Why do you think I am needing to type at the speed of wind?
YES I KNOW IT IS A LAME QUESTION!!!!!
And my answer will have to be INACCURATE THANKS TOO IF I WHERE TO ANSWER CORRECTLY I WOULD GIVE IT AWAY!!!!
I think I am typing fast to show off how fast I can type and just so you guys know that I can type fast and I am awesome like that!!

I’M SORRY THIS IS FILLED WITH SO MUCH SUCK!

Well I guess it’s more that it is so not filled with other things, that suck takes the place of everything else!

WHY THIS BLOG IS SO CRAZY AND SHORT AND BONKERS AND JUST !)#($*W)(%*@)#(*%!#$ WILL BE REVIELD ON THE 28TH!!

OKAY!?! Okay!

Why are cats not afraid of thunderstorms and dogs are? Or are cats scared of thunderstorms and just to vain to admit it?

EVERYONE GO CHECK OUT http://www.givesmehome.com It is the hopefully version of fml!!!

OKAY NOW I WILL LEAVE YOU WONDERING WHY THIS POST IS SO @(!*@*!
Have fun guessing 😉

Okay first thing’s first. I want to clear up something that I don’t think was clear on yesterday’s post. I enjoy comparing the book to the movie. How about I explain my process, with an example, Twilight. I’m only picking this one because it is the most explainable one for me. When I see the movie the first time (especially when it’s at the theater) I have no expectations what so ever. That way I can enjoy the movie, for the movie. Then I watch the movie again with the intents to pick it apart, to see why they did what they did, and how they changed it, what scenes where added/deleted, and things like that. Now I did not do that with the first two Harry Potter movies after reading them, since I own both of those movies and have already seen them as the movie, separate for the book. Once it gets to the fourth movie, which I have not seen, then I will use my 2 view process. I suggest if you are watching a movie based off a book that you really enjoy, don’t try and tear it apart the first time you see it. It will ruin the viewing experience for you, and you will always see the movie as a bad rip off of the book. My mom was telling me about a class she took in college. It was from book to movie. They would read the book, then watch the movie in class, and would have to pull the movie apart and analyze it. The only one she remembers doing is To Kill A Mocking Bird.

I would like to move to the topic of school required reading. I’m sure we all have had the required amount of time to read in early elementary school. Which I think is great. In 6th grade we had two required readings. The first time we had to pick something within our lexile range (determined by the MAP test.) I picked Animal Farm, which is a very deep book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and suggest it to anyone who is interested in politics and animals, and pigs who take over. Also keep in mind if you read it, that it is required reading for a large amount of college classes, so if you are against re-reading books, you may want to wait. The second required reading was an assigned book. Now she didn’t make us all read one book, but had about 8 different books and assigned them to different leveled kids. I had received The Diary of Anne Frank. Now when receiving this, I was very happy. I had always enjoyed Anne Frank, and had not had a chance to read her diary yet. Now keep in mind that book is quite thick, with small writing. Now another book she gave out to lower leveled kids, had 80 pages in it. These where not the dyslexic, or learning handicapped ones in the class, just people who had a lower lexile range. Now we had to read these books in the same amount of time the other students had to read theirs. Now this class is the only time I have ever received detention, because I would fall to far behind. I do not think that this was a very fair assignment.

Now to fast forward to eighth grade. I really enjoyed this year in English. The fall musical/spring play director teaches it, and he is one of my favorite adult people. I also must mention that I was in the accelerated course, and these books where not expected to be read by the majority of my grade. I really enjoyed both of these books, and would periodically spend time out of class to read ahead. For those of you curious in what books these where, they where; And Then There Where None, and The Adventures of Charlotte Doyle. We also read The Merchant of Venice.

One more fast forward to ninth grade. The books that where required reading where; Romeo and Juliet, The Christmas Carol, and The Miracle Worker. Overall I enjoyed Romeo and Juliet and The Miracle Worker, but I did not enjoy The Christmas Carol. I had a very hard time following Dicken’s writing style. It was to descriptive for me, and just felt to drawn out.

Commenter of the day:
Marissa
Which a difference she noticed from book to movie was: In the 1st book, they left out the MIDNIGHT DUEL. Which was practical, of course, as it wasn’t a real significant part but I always remembered that. They also left out Dudley’s friend Piers, but again, he isn’t beneficial to the story. For the most part, I trust the movies, you know?

Question of the day:
What have you had as required reading that you have enjoyed?

-The road to success is always under construction.

Readers! You shall be excited, for I have a extra special surprise for you! Now, I know you’re all jumping with joy and shouting at the top of your lungs saying, “WHAT IS IT, OH BELOVED BLOGGER?!?” Which to I answer, I’m not telling you. Hehe, I’m so evil. Okay, I’m not evil, but I do like to put people in suspense, guessing that people enjoy my blog enough to get in suspense about something that has to do with it.

This special little extra special surprise will be revealed on August 28th. Although there will be clues throughout the time between now and then to what that surprise is! I may have even hidden some in blog posts previous to this one, so go on, try and figure it out. I know you want too!

Okay now to an actual blog, type blog. The problem? I don’t really know what to say. No not blogger’s block, but more…. Idea block. If that makes sense.

How about a new little segment called, My Road’s book club? It may just be a one time thing, or it may be reoccurring, remember it’s me we are talking about, nothing is guaranteed (other than question and commenter of the day.)

Now I’m reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. With my whole being busy thing I haven’t been reading it at the speed of the first two, but I’m still enjoying it at a pace that fits me. I’m only around 100 pages in, if that.

I’m really into comparing books, and the movies based off them. The movies are always disappointing, sorry to say, but most of the time there is a reason it is changed. The reason, to be truthful, is always the same, it’s to make it better in the box office. Now, believe it or not, there are people who go to a movie based off a book, even though they haven’t read the book. :O Shocking as it may be, the directors and screen writers need to attract to that audience, along with the critics. For example, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in the book the snake is 20 feet long. While a snake 20 feet long would scare just about anyone (other than Tom Riddle) out of their socks, it isn’t enough for the box office. They then tripled the length of the snake, for the big bucks. One change in the movie series I don’t get is why Peeves was cut out. I love Peeves! I think that some people would come to the movie just for him, doubtful, but possible. Does anyone see any reason for the cutting of Peeves? Does he really take up that much room in the movie that his scenes are too long? There are some things purely cut out for length, like some things that take several days to occur, in the movie it appears to happen in 1 night, with everything in between used for suspense, is cut out.

Commenter of the day:
Nora
Who worries about disappointing people.

Question of the day:
What are differences you have noticed from book to movie?

-The road to success is always under construction

p.s. Marissa, I miss your comments! ):