28 October 2011

I don't like disappearing// rambling.

This quote makes me happy: “When teachers say, 'This is the best time of your life,' they are wrong. They are only saying that because they’re teachers and they have to look at your weird faces every day. There is no 'best time of your life,' but rather perfect moments, like when someone’s gum falls out of their mouth while they’re telling a story, or when a jerk is walking toward you and accidentally gets hit in the head with a soccer ball. Make sure to store these moments in a safe place in your brain. They will be useful to you in the future, I promise.”

I spent last weekend on that beautiful lake with, among others, these two amazing people. You know that feeling when you come home from from a packed weekend and there's really no way to tell all the stories and share everything that happened? That's how I feel.

I don't like dropping off my blog for so long- it's become such a part of my life that not-blogging feels weird. Libby told me recently that she thought I've been a bit silent lately, and it's completely true. Which, for the record, is ok. I have work and college classes and school and friends and church and just stuff to do. I don't want to be in a place where this blog feels like more of a burden than a good thing. These once-a-week posts are working for me as long as they're working for you. :)

Here's some fun news:

-Markus Zusak is one of my favorite people. Period. He's amazing. If you haven't read any of his books, (my favorite) please fix that. Anyways, a few days ago I tweeted about how excited I am about his new book. (It's not coming out until September, unfortunately!) And then: He. Replied.

Markus Zusak, literary genius, author of one of my favorite books, amazing person, knows that I exist.

-John Green is speaking at Butler Uni on Tuesday. Guess who's going? This girl! *Hopefully* I can carpool with another friend. We'll hang out and eat pizza and meet John Green. Yeah. I'm excited.

-Have you seen the movie posters for the Hunger Games? Rue is my favorite, but I'm not a fan of Haymitch's hair, and what's up with Cato? I would rather not wait until March for this movie, thank you very much.

Is there anything you're particularly excited about?


  1. i am excited about camp this next weekend. oh yes, incandescently excited. and as much as i say that word, it is true. also, i have something to email you. :))
    -jocee <3

  2. What is up with Haymitch's hair..I think I like it..I cannot wait for that movie!!!

  3. LOVE that quote. Just love it. (:

    I totally know that feeling about wanting to tell all those stories but it's just too much and you could never do them all justice and no one will appreciate them as much as you anyway...yup, been there done that. I'm glad it was such an amazing time though.

  4. that quote = very useful to kids attending public high school, aka, me. ;)

    he tweeted you back? rad. that is just rad:D

    anna :)

  5. oh, and, yes. i'm quite excited about something. my sixteenth birthday is in two days. two days! i can't believe it:)

  6. I was wondering where you had gone. Glad that you're not totally disappearing. and gah! ah! aaaaaah! I'm so stinking excited for the movie. Why is March so far away?!

  7. Can't wait for the Hunger Games either! And for the record, I also love his books!! So exciting that he tweeted ya back!

  8. Effie looks mental, in the nicest possible way.
    And I am excited about... Finally finishing this evil photography project, and also about the release of the Exciting Idea!

  9. oh my gosh! i don't know what's more exciting the fact that he replied to your tweet or that he has a new book. he is SUCH a great writer. the book thief is pure perfection.
    i absolutely love that quote.

  10. Is that quote...from Rookie? I love it! :)

    That is SO awesome you get to go see John Green. You're lucky 'cause you live in the same state. :P

  11. I always pictured Haymitch as a slightly overweight, balding, middle-aged man. Hm.


  12. Your posts are always so fun to read! :) Come visit my blog some time if you would like :) Great blog girl :)


  13. Once a week works for us if it works for you. =)

    Yesterday, when the Hunger Games posters were revealed, I discovered them a bit later than "the rest of the YA blogging world." I had taken a short break from work to make this discovery and let me tell you my brain LIT UP. I think I devoured all of them with my eyes.

    It's not been until this point that I've been particularly excited about seeing the movie. They gave me chills. Effie looks fantastic. I've officially gone into "plan and think about Hunger Games movie release party" mode!

  14. oh hey. I like you. even when you don't post for a week ;) but seriously. I'm excited for the holidays coming up. because I need the break and I'll take any excuse I can get for celebrating.

  15. Ah what a lovely post. I am definitely going to get that quote tattooed onto my face. Oh yes. It's do-able.

    Glad you had a good weekend. I spent my weekend shaving the backs of elderly gentlemen. I'd thank you to not ask me to elaborate.

    I've probably told you this because I tell everyone I know this at least two or three times if I can help it. But I wrote Markus Zusak about a year ago and he didn't reply for a really long time so I was sad.

    But then just a few months ago I got a post card back from New Zealand with what I thought was a surprisingly lengthy reply. He signed his name with a smiley face. I was so delighted, I put the card in my "Special Things" box, where only special things go.

    I haven't read the Hunger Games nor do I have any interest in them. Everyone at my school loves them. Hence: they just can't be any good. I'm sorry.

    By the way, you can still ask me questions if you want to. As I explained on my blog, I had to delete the second half of the video because I realized I wasn't wearing any clothes. It happens to me more often than you'd think.

  16. That quote is awesome. Oh and I know how you feel about blogging. Blogging can be a great thing but well we have a life to live and we can't always make it a priority. I used to feel so much pressure to post every single day. Now I've decided to post at least once a week.

  17. Dear Katie,
    Isaac huh? ;)
    and I know I've already commented on this. But I'm commenting again just to say something about Issac. And hello. Oh, well.


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