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Friday, September 29, 2006

How To Scare People For a Living

So recently, as in last Saturday, I was hired by Haunted Acres. Haunted Acres, for all those many readers I have that don't live in Southern New Hampshire, is a ginormous haunted house and "haunted walk" that is set up every year at the New England Dragway. It used to be set up at Pine Acres Campground in Raymond, hence the name "Haunted Acres", but has since expanded and moved on to the dragway.

Basically what happened was, I was scouring the internet for some Halloween related thing to do this October and decided to check the Haunted Acres website. At the botton there was this ad: "Always wanted a carrer in Hollywood (but couldn't becuase you live in Southern New Hampshire), like scaring people, and not afraid of the dark? Have we got a job for you!" Naturally, it was not something I could just pass up. I have no plays going right now, which for an actor is not a good place to be in, and since my next audition isn't until November, I figured this is as close as I was going to get at doing something acting related so I don't go crazy until November.

Basically, though I'm not sure yet since we haven't had our first rehersal, my job is to jump out and scare people. That's right, I am that desperate that I have decided to dress up in funny costumes, put on scary make-up and scare people every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of October. It's a living.

The down side of course is that my October is now gone. I'm working both Halloween night and the night before (which here in New Hampshire is trick-or-treat night, since we're weird here) so I'll miss out on both of those. My four day weekend next week has been redused to a one day weekend since I'm taking that Saturday off for family matters (I'll talk about them when we get closer) No Halloween parties for me! I'm a working woman!

So, save me some candy and a pumpkin shaped cookie this October, and I'll mention you in the Blog. Anyone who can send me the most "Halloweenish" type thing that I'm going to miss by being in Haunted Acres will win a fabulous prize that I have yet to think of. I'll keep you posted.

Happy Hauntings!


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Time Warp Trio: A Review

Hello all! I have interesting news to report. It's something that has changed the course of my entire life lately. I now have to plan my entire day around it.

My seven year old sister had gotten me hooked on Time Warp Trio.

That's right, I said Time Warp Trio. For those in the dark, it's a show on Discovery Kids TV at 6:30 and 7:30pm. For a kids show, it's suprisinly well written and far more historically acurate then most. The animation is VERY good, I think it was done on Micromedia Flash, and it's overall a very entertaining show.

The premise is cool in itself. It's about these three boys, Joe, Fred, and Sam who travel through time with this magic book that Joe was given, on his birthday, by his strange magician uncle. Now I know you might be thinking "hey, this sounds like that other thing she told us she was obsessed with..." Doctor Who? Well, I know what I like. I aparently have a fetish for shows involving Time Travel. Go figure.

Anyway, the cool part about the show, is Joe. His overall goal is to become a magician, and initially isn't very good at it. What's cool though, is that he proves himself on occastion to be very good at the whole "Time Warper" thing. I like Joe. He's a cool dude. He did this thing one time where he waved his hand and spoke all slow and mysterious and went "slow" and managed to slow down this arrow that was headed strait for Fred. It was really cool!

I don't think I have any huge complaints about the show. Usually in these reviews there's at least one thing that bugs me. I guess Time Warp Trio is pure perfection in my eyes. Like Doctor Who.

So I guess this was more of a rant then an actual review. I'd write more, but it's about to come one. I can't beleive I'm hooked on a kids show. Oh well, could be worse. It could be Tutenstien.

Parting is such sweet sorrow,


Thursday, September 14, 2006

Neo Blog

Picture this: You wake up early in the morning to go to school/work/rehersal/ whatever, and you head for the kitchen. You get some breakfast, maybe make a cup of tea, and you realize you have forty minutes untill you have to leave. So to kill the time, you take your food and sit down at the computer. As you eat, you check your e-mail, your favorite webcomics, Outpost Gallifrey (a Doctor Who website) if you're me, and after this is done you go and check to see if your favorite blogger, the lovely Usagi Trees, has updated her blog this morning. So you click on your favorites and scroll down till you get to "The World is Very Strange" and you click on it. As it loads you take a couple more bite of your breakfast, maybe drink some of that tea...when all of a sudden...you begin to notice...


Well, there's no need to scream my friend (or foe, you decide), there is a perfectly logical explination for all of that. Let me explain. Earlier this evening I was "surfing" the web and discovered that there was this new version, this "beta" version of Blogger out. I firgured I'd try, because well...I have no life and I was bored. As it turns out, it's a pretty cool version. It has this cool page editor that you can use even if you have only a tiny knowledge of HTML (which would be me) and this "welcome" feature where you can annoy the hell out of your long-time readers by typing up this cute little "welcome to my blog, here's what's up" type thing.

So basically what I'm doing with this new "beta" thing is slowly re-vamping the blog. All I've done so far is play around with the colors and and a welcome thing. More might come up later, it might not (remember, I'm taking Biology this year!!) So just keep coming back to see what I've done with the place. By the time I've finally setteled on what I want it to look like and actually done, we might have a pretty snazzy looking blog here.

Oh, and while I have your attention, allow me to rant for a moment about how three new Doctor Who books have been released in the US on Amazon. THREE NEW DOCTOR WHO BOOKS HAVE BEEN RELEASED IN THE US ON AMAZON!!!! Yay.

(Oh, and I got braces today too. That's all I have to say)

Do well, thee.


Saturday, September 09, 2006

Nelly Explains Stuff: Sophmore Year

As of yesterday, I have completed my seventh day of tenth grade. After seven days, I think I've gotten the hang of it. Thought it will take me a while to not think of myself as a freshman. Here's what I've learned so far.
  1. Being a sophmore gives you the right to throw annoying freshman boys off your table at lunch. This may seem cruel, but it's his own freshman fault for sitting at a table full of sophmore girls in the first place. Stupid kid.
  2. Sophmore English is just Freshman English with a little more "American's Rock" stuff thrown in. I'm not kidding, I'm in honors level English and we're still doing "What makes an American?"
  3. Mrs. Supple (the sophmore health teacher) is the most frightening yet amusing person I have ever met. Her class is histerical, but my God I'm terrified of her! She has this intimidating presence...I wouldn't want to get on her bad side.
  4. No one ever guess that you're a sophmore. If you're tall, they thing you're a junior, if you're short they think you're a freshman, if you're average height they think you're either one or the other, but very rarely does anyone EVER say anything like "you're a sophmore right?"
  5. No matter how great your school is, sophmores must always complain about it. The freshman are all too intimidated to speak any ill of their new home, the juniors are too busy to care, and the seniors figure they're getting out soon. It's up to the sophmore class to notice every little flaw in how the school is run. Wether it's "There's too much traffic" or "The lunch line is too long" or even "Look at the scratch at the wall! It's the administration's fault!!" I'm not saying it's a bad thing, I do it too (the lunch line does take TOO LONG to get through, trust me)
  6. Sophmore are omnipotent. That's right, we know everything. Wether it's what teachers are good or bad, or where the health office is, we know everything! Even though my town just built a new school, so no one knows where they're going, the sophmores know still know everything. It's true, I know where you live.
  7. Geometry is a hell of a lot better then algebra. I know I'm only seven days into it, but I can actually follow this type of math, unlike algebra (which was a nightmare I almost failed) There's some algebra in it, but it's algebra I can handle. Really.
  8. Sophmores still have to take the bus. I didn't have to last year, as I lived so close to my school I could just walk. But this year, with the new school, I have to take the bus. I despise the bus, it's the most appalling mode of transportation one can ever ride in their lifetime. Granted, it's not quite as crowded as my bus back in middle school was, but I still don't like riding it. Plus, it doesn't drop me off until a little after three, meaning there's no one to pick up my sister at her school. A predicament, yes?
  9. There is SOOOO much more science homework in sophmore year then in freshman year. For Monday, I have to read 6 pages, do 6 questions and summerize it, do a 4 page graph packet and write a one page paper on what I observed while nature walking on Thursday. That's just one night of homework, for one class only! And over the weekend! You want to know what I saw on that nature walk? Mushrooms. Many colored mushrooms. How can one write an entire paper on mushrooms? Who knows?
  10. Surviving freshman year was quite a feat, now that you've done that, teachers tend to trust you a bit more. If you're late to class and you tell them it's because your bus is apallingly slow and was late, they beleive you. Freshman year, I couldn't have gotten away with that even if I did take the bus.
All and all, I'm quite liking sophmore year. It's far better then my first seven days of freshman year, where I was almost immediatly told I was failing math and my science homework was incomprehensible. Also, last in year in English we spent almost the entire first half of the year on personal narratives (so much time in fact, that I started to run out of personal experiences to write about. I'm really quite boring when you think about it) This year, though we're still on the whole "What Makes an American" topic, I know for a fact we're going to do other stuff. Maybe swith units before next semester?

A word to all you freshman out there, hang in there, it gets better. :)

Adeus Everybody! (That's suppose to mean goodbye in Portugese, don't blame me blame Bable Fish)