Thursday, August 05, 2010


Sooooo. long time no see!
Yeah, I'm aware it's been since April that I wrote about a paragraph long blog post, and I'M SORRY. Not that anyone's really reading this, but I feel the need to apologize to my fictional audience. I've been up to a lot since that little post in April, so now I'll tell you about it.

It's come to my mind that this blog is really more for me personally, but if someone is interested in reading it, I would really like that :)

Alright, in May, Metamorphoses, the play I'd been working showed on May 20, 21, and 22. It was probably my favorite play I've ever been a part of, one of the first times I've ever been genuinely proud of myself, and one of the moments that really made me love all aspects of theatre, and cement the idea that I'd really like to do something with performing in my life. The people in the cast are some of my best friends and people I know that I'll never forget, even if I don't see them for the rest of my life (even though, most of them I will when I return to school at the end of this month). I'm not sure if I talked about it here, but one of the really unique aspects of Metamorphoses is when purchasing the rights to perform it, they make you sign off saying that you will incorporate a pool as a part of the set. Yes, a pool filled with water (REAL water) that sits on stage with major scenes and plot points actually going on in the pool. Now, I don't mean the kind of pool you see in someone's backyard. This pool got no deeper than 1ft, but really made a huge impact on the overall play, particularly in the big fight scene, the reason we had to advertise splash seats.

After the completion of the play, I was thoroughly exhausted and it took everything I had, but I made it out of finals with really good grades. Math almost killed me, but somehow I ended the year with a B average, and my first A of the year in the last marking period. Needless to say, I was a little proud of myself :).

School was finally over, and any more school last year probably would have killed me. I finished on June Eigth, but I didn't actually do anything until around June Twenty-Seventh, when I did something I've been waiting 11 years to do. Almost every year since I was around four, I've attended this one camp in my state (I don't really want to put the name on here!). I started out doing Grandparents/Grandchildren Camp (which is why I started at such a young age), and ever since then it has been my dream to be a CIT, or a counselor-in-training. You have to complete grade nine in order to enter the program, and I successfully completed it on June Third!

When you leave the camp, they give you one to two weeks where you can go back and actually BE a CIT, and I got scheduled week seven (which starts this sunday, August Seventh). However, I went to go drop off my Gram about two weeks ago for her camp, Wild Women in the Woods (it's an older women's program) and I actually ended up getting invited to help another program the same week for three days! It was Primary 1, which is kids who have completed K-2nd grade. But, since I live about an hour away from camp, I stayed without bringing anything. People there were so nice to me, lending me their clothes, and some of the staff even bought me underwear and a toothbrush. I had a great experience, particularly because my friend Carole who I went to Grandparents camp with and dreamed of being a CIT with was already CITing the program. It was kind of like a childhood dream come true, and I'm so happy to have been a part of it! Still, I'm excited to go for a full week where I actually have packed and prepared this Sunday.

Wow, I've written a lot already!

I just got back on Monday from going to the National Junior Classical League Convention in Fargo, North Dakota. We drove there from school, and on our van we had Abby, Zoe, Lydia. Mike, Eric, Azeem, Jonathan, Manny, and I with the fabulous Ms. Goetz driving us. We had a really great time even though it took so long to get there and back. The convention was amazing, and it was nice to have to much freedom and no one really telling us what to do. I met so many awesome people and even though Lydia and I got into some issues, we worked them out and still had a great time. We met this one kid name Cullen and Abby, Zoe, and I all got henna tramp stamps of his initials, and he got ours! That was at the bazar, which Zoe renames the the bazzar, which eventually became the bastard. So many inside jokes came from the trip, including about 50,000 things from the allspice commercials (since FIVE states  did parodies for role call), in the raw, effing clock, and more :)

Now I'm back and ready to go to Abby and Juanita's beach party on Saturday before I go to camp, so excited!

Oh, and I added some fan-listing buttons to the right lower corner in case your interested in some things I like ;)

Love always,

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


I would really like to be reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Green and David Levithan's new book.  Unfortunatley, that's not going to happen. We went to the library today, and I couldn't find any books that I wanted, which was very disheartening. I'm reading The Bell Jar right now, which is really good, I just haven't been feeling very inspired lately!
I am eating a leftover easter cupcake, and it is still quite delicious, though I have to run to my music lesson now!

Monday, April 05, 2010

la la la lovee

blog, blog, blog.
hahaaaa. I had a really long rehearsal today! It went pretty awesome, seeing as I went in not knowing my character AT ALL and I came out with a halfway decent understanding of the scene and what I need to bring to it so that it's amazing!
I feel like if someone actually read this blog, then I would feel motivated to write.
IF FOR SOME REASON YOU'RE READING THIS, you commenting would make my day week month year LIFE!
Tomorrow I leave school early and might actually have time to tell /you/ something interesting.
I also need to find that friend who's party I'm going to a gift!

<3 k

Sunday, April 04, 2010


All day I kept reminding myself that I needed to write a blog post today!
Now, of course, the moment I remember this would be when I only have three minutes left!
SO; bullets of the day!

  • Got a migrane
  • Ate good food
  • Got some money from the grandma ;]
  • Wished for a bunny
  • Did some laundry
  • Was sad that I have to go back to school tomorrow
  • Shared some cupcakes I made yesterday.
  • Drank some really good coffee out of my kick ass Ringo Starr mug
  • Began making a book of fashion and hair things I want!

sorry, ran outta time!
rehearsal tomorrow till 6!


Blahhh. I'm already failing at BEDA. I guess it's still the third in some time zones, so I'm just gonna keep going. I had a super awesome weekend so far! I found the PERFECT dress and shoes for the surprise party in Northampton on Friday, and I can't wait to go wear them together to the party!

Today my friend Abby and I ended up getting makeovers at the Benefit counter in Macy's, cause they were having an event. It was pretty fun, and we looked really nice after!

I can't believe Easter is already tomorrow! So crazy.
I'm tired.
will write a long post tomorrow?

Friday, April 02, 2010


Hey, everyone who doesn't read my blog! I just wanted to let you know that I am going to be participating in BEDA (Blog Every Day in April) this year. Or, I'm going to try my very hardest to, anyway!

I can't make this post very long, cause I am about to go to Northampton, Mass with my mom to hang out and go dress shopping! If you're lucky, I'll update again when I get back, or you may have to wait until tomorrow!


AND, never mind. We were about to go out the door when my mom got a call about a late credit card payment. So, now I have to wait a little while, and I'll do some writing!

I am still head-over-heels with Polyvore! I'm getting pretty good at making sets, I think. I also started a group there, and we're about to end our first contest!

(59) oh deer!
(59) oh deer! by Îșaiinwonderland featuring Acne dresses

That's my most recent set. Do you like?

I will try my hardest to update you later on my day of travels!


(this time for real)

Thursday, April 01, 2010

rain, rain, GO AWAY!

I hate the rain.
Normally it's just annoying and totally ruins my hair when I straighten it.
But all of the rain we've been getting recently has caused our basement to flood. 
Our finished basement.
And we have carpet.
So for the majority of the day, I've been running the water vacuum every hour. My dad and I have been trading off shifts. I thought I was going to get to sleep now, but my dad just told me I have to do another one. Now, that would be alright, except for after I finish that, I have to stay up for another hour so I can wake my dad up. And I am so tired! I had to get up semi-early today, and tomorrow after spending the night in water land, I have to work a car wash! Not exactly the thing I want to be doing on Spring Break.

So other than that, things have been going pretty well! I went to see The Last Song with my friend Lauren tonight (actually it's 1:27, so yesterday,  I guess). I didn't expect to like it, but it turned out to be pretty cute! A little too much making out, though. Sorry, I just don't really wanna watch twenty thousand minutes filled with colorful camera angles of two people shoving their tongues down each others throats. 

Spring Break! It's gone alright. My dad and I went on a little 'bonding' day, where we painted pottery at this local place and then had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. It was pretty fun, considering my dad and I don't generally get along very well. But, all of that nice-happy-my dad and I are on good terms-stuff went away when we came home and found the basement flooded with water. We're probably gonna lose our carpet too, which is really suckish, cause it was in no way cheap.

Blah. It's time for me to return to my new best friend the water vacuum. fun.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

once more with /FEELING/

Well, hello! Life in Kylieland has ben very busy as of late, as rehearsal for the show I am in just started. We are doing Metamorphoses, an adaptation by Mary Zimmerman. I'd been very excited to do this show, and we're putting it all together in less than two months! I am totally scared, but psyched at the same time! I am playing the 1st laundress, Oread, and Pomona! My favorite of them all is Pomona, and I've seen my costume sketches and they're gorgeous!

I've continued in my Buffy-watching, and I've just finished the 6th season. Tomorrow my friend Lydia is bringing me her copy of the 7th season! So far, I have LOVED the musical episode, Once More With Feeling, and I am listening to the music as we speak!

Let's see, what else?  . . . I had a voice lesson a few hours ago, and things are going really good! I think that I've improved a lot since I started going! I just finished Sixteen Going on Seventeen from The Sound of Music and am moving on to Many A New Day from Oklahoma!.

Tomorrow I am going to see a show at the Yale Repertory Theatre and I am very excited!! It's a comedia  del arte show, which means the performers all wear these amazing masks! I was a part of one, A Doctor in Spite of Himself by Moliere, so it's gonna be great to see it from another perspective!


i will walk through the fire
cause where else can i turn?
i will walk through the fire
and let it . . . 

Saturday, March 13, 2010

fe fi fo fum!

Life hasn't been that interesting lately. I dunno why, but things have been pretty bland. I've basically gone to school, ate, and been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. I just finished the 5th season of Buffy on Friday, and I'm about to finish season one of Angel. One of my friends got me way into it, and my english teacher has a thing for it too. It really is a great nerdy show!

Today I hung out with some friends who spent the night last night, and went to the mall with one of them and my mom! I didn't get much, just a green plaid button down from American Eagle and Aqua Eyes black eyeliner by Makeup for Ever at Sephora. It wasn't a really successful trip, but I ended it by getting . . . cupcakes! I got to take advantage of the four for seven-twenty five deal! So, I also tried the vanilla bean ones, and they were excellent! Still waiting for the new flavors to come in though . . .

Tomorrow my family is going out for my Gram's birthday to this indian restaurant, and I really hope it's one of the places where you get to sit on the ground! I've always wanted to do that!

Man, I really don't have much to talk about!


100 50 Book Challenge!
1 Paper Towns - John Green
2 Looking for Alaska - John Green
3 The Odyssey - Homer/Robert Fitzgerald Translation
4 The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
5 Metamorphoses: A Play - Mary Zimmerman

6 Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
7 Lament - Maggie Stiefvater
8 Scarlett Fever - Maureen Johnson
9 An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
10 After - Amy Efaw
11 Oedipus Rex - Sophocles
12 Oedipus at Colonus - Sophocles
13 The Year of Secret Assignments - Jaclyn Moriarty

So I am a little over 1/5th of the way done! Woo hoo!


Oh, and this is old news, but Greek got renewed for ten episodes of a new season! Go Greek!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

red velvet

I am a bad blogger! I used to want to post multiple times a day, and I would freak if I forgot a day! Maybe if I got some comments I would write more . . . (*hint* *hint*).

So, I am pretty happy right now. Why? I was at the mall today with some friends, and before we left, we stopped at the Starbucks in the mall. We all got frappucinos,  but I, knowing I was coming home to an empty house, decided to pick up something special . . .


Yeah, not as exciting as it could be, but I lovelovelove red velvet cupcakes. Plus they put it in this adorable little box made especially for cupcakes! There's a little circular hole in the bottom where it sits and looks so cute! It wasn't too expensive as far as red velvets go, it was 2.25. But, for only around 7 dollars you could get four! So, with this inspiration, I have developed a few starbucks happiness combo meal things! I hope that you enjoy them!

Fun Starbucks Food Pairings! 
Grande Vanilla Latte
Bacon, Gouda Cheese, and Egg Frittata 
Butter Croissant 

Grande Caramel Macchiato
Red Velvet Cupcake
Roma Tomato and Mozzarella Sandwich

Grande Vanilla Steamed Milk
Chocolate Old Fashioned Doughnut
Asiago Bagel

love, k

Wait! While I was looking up the Starbucks menu to make those, I found an article about Starbucks cupcakes on their website! They're adding more cupcakes to their ment! I'll be sure to try them, and let you guys know! Be sure to check it out here!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

i desperately want sleep!

I'm trying to be a good blogger, and I'm updating!

100 50 Book Challenge!
1 Paper Towns - John Green
2 Looking for Alaska - John Green
3 The Odyssey - Homer/Robert Fitzgerald Translation
4 The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
5 Metamorphoses: A Play - Mary Zimmerman

6 Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
7 Lament - Maggie Stiefvater
8 Scarlett Fever - Maureen Johnson
9 An Abundance of Katherines - John Green

Now that I changed it from one-hundred books to fifty, I am about half way there! 

Today was an overall not so good day. We had a 90 minute delay for school*, and I ended up missing the only class I actually wanted to go to. Odd for me, it was gym. I'm your stereotypical picked last, un-fit, non-sports person you'll meet, except for volleyball. I actually enjoy playing volleyball. Plus, I'm pretty alright at it! 

When we did get to school, I started my day off with a Latin test, which I probably didn't do so hot on, and Algebra II. That class could make me unhappy after winning the lottery. It's kind of lame, but that class almost makes me cry a lot, and out teacher is not understanding at all to people who don't understand. So, I've already started looking into Kenyan College, even though I'm a lowly freshman, because I've heard they have no math requirement.

Then, we left early from school, only it wasn't really early. We have mandatory after school programs from 2:45-3:55, and we got to leave at 2:30. I basically had to go to school for the sucky part of the day.

When I got home, I hung out for a bit and had grinders and sundaes with the parents! Fun stuff, especially since the mom told me I can skip work/school with her on Friday! Blog update, anyone?

really, i need sleep!

*We should have had no school, but I go to a magnet school, so the people in my town (where I live) have February/April break, whereas the school/town where I go has March. When we have snow, students go by the town they live in first, and then by the town the school is in. The school is in a city, so they don't cancel school often, where as I live in a suburban town where the do. I realize that is confusing and probably makes no sense whatsoever.

Monday, February 15, 2010

untitled because i currently lack creativity

I am a bad blogger!
I used to update almost every day, and now I take way too much time to update. It's probably because I'm obsessing over the website Polyvore! If you'd like, you can see my profile here. I also just finished watching ALL of the Brotherhood 2.0 videos. It was a massive task, and I feel like I have nothing to do anymore.

I think I neglected to mention that I was in auditions for our next play, Metamorphoses. Well, last monday the cast list went out! I didn't get the part that I wanted, but I'll be playing the First Laundress, Oread, and Pomona. The play is going to be really cool, especially because when you buy the rights to the play, you have sign something saying you'll use a pool in your production. Not only will that be visually pleasing and fun to be in, my elective in school is Set Construction, so I get to help BUILD IT! Our rehearsals start March 15th, and I'm very excited!

Now, most people have school vacation this week, but I don't, so updates will probably still be slow. However, there is a storm coming in, so I very well might be home tomorrow! Also, I might skip on Friday and hang out with the mother!


Due to my failure, the 100 Book Challenge has now been changed to the 50 book challenge. If I complete that this year, next year I'll do the 75 book challenge, and after the 100 book challenge.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

ahh this was one minute from being published at 11:11

I have a follower! *sqeee*

Anyways, today I have no school! We were supposed to get more than a foot of snow, and it's 11:00, and no sign of snow. Not that I'm complaining, I really don't like snow so much, actually. It's not so much the snow as it the snow means its less than 32 degrees outside. So, I am in my house on my laptop, about to eat some pizza (it smells REALLY good!).

I had the worst morning, for some reason, I just could NOT stay asleep. I woke up the time I would for school, and somehow I was wide awake . . . it was strange.

But onto more interesting things, I still haven't talked about the lion king! I found a few pictures of it online, since I obviously couldn't take any of my own.

Again, I did not take this picture, I do not own it or anything that it's related to. I got it here.

But, on another note, it was amazing. I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The costumes were beautiful, and overall the staging was perfect. Since my family doesn't go see shows very often, we try to get good seats to the ones we do go to. We were in the third row! I'd never gotten to be so close to the stage in a show, and it was a great experience. With this show, though, sitting back further would be just as cool because of the masks! Where we sat, we focused more on the actors faces, but further back you would get the feel that the masks were actually part of them. So, if you live in or around any of the dates in the link from the last post, you should definitely go! And, if you happen to be reading this, and you have seen the show, tell me what you think!

In the meantime, I'm keeping my eyes here.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hakuna Matata!

I hope you guys like the new layout of the page, if there are any of you actually reading this, that is.

Anyways, I am very excited! In a few short hours, I will be sitting in a theatre watching the tour of LION KING! We bought these tickets almost 4 months ago so we could go, and we have really good seats. A few people I know already went and said that it was amazing. If anyone's seen it, or is going soon, let me know! You can see the tour schedule here, and from what I've heard, you should definitely think about going, and it's on tour until September, so you've got awhile!

Today I also bought Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, the sequel to the Hunger Games (and check out the website, it's really cool!)

Can you tell I really like adding a lot of links? 

p.s. I'll update after the show (probably tomorrow?) about how it was!

-Paper Towns
-Looking for Alaska
-The Odyssey
-The Hunger Games
-Metamorphoses: A Play

I'm doing really badly! Book suggestions please?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Brief 100 Book Challenge Update

I ended up giving away my Abundance of Katherines, because I needed an awesome gift to give my friend, and they're were no copies at BN! 
So, I've only read:
-Paper Towns - John Green
-Looking for Alaska - John Green
- The Odyssey - Homer [for school]

I feel like I've read more..... maybe i've forgotten one?

But I am reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins at the present, and have The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath lined up next!


Friday, January 22, 2010

New Layout and Banner!

So, I decided to mix things up over here at 'the show must go on...', and make this blog a little less generic. You can now see a beautiful (hah.) banner, some icons on the side, and a goodbye banner on the page. I made them on Picnik while on my laptop, and they don't have the best design or quality. However, I felt that the page lacked pizazz, and now it has pizazz!

Not a whole lot is going on at the present that I haven't told you about. I went out to Olive Garden for my friend's birthday and had a good time, and bought a few things at the mall.

Really, I've just been working on my C.I.T. application and hanging out in my sweatpants!

It is now time for sleep!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Today, at 9:40 AM I, Kylie, completed all of my mid-terms.


I also just found out that I got an A on my Latin IIB midterm!

So, they all went really well. Except for math. No one in our class even got to finish the test, so I'm a little bit worried! He says that he's going to curve it, but he also said that we'd get a formula sheet on the test, and that we shouldn't stress out about math. Yeah, I don't trust you anymore.

But, that is not the point of this post! This post is going to be filled with happy! Because, truly, I am REALLY happy! Today is only thursday, but I got to leave school at 9:40 right after I finished my exam!

But, that is not the root of my extreme happiness! This weekend is going to be AMAZING. I have fun plans every single day! On Friday, my friends and I are all going out to dinner for our friends birthday, and then we're going to go to the mall! On saturday, my Christmas present from my aunt was that she'd take me to the spa, and we're going! After that, we're going to NORTHAMPTON, MA! The place where all things are awesome! On Sunday my grandma is taking me shopping (Yeah, I love my grandma. You got a problem with it?), and then I am going to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate the end of exams with another friend.

Unfortunately, I still have school tomorrow. So I'm going to go to bed!

Today I started my application to CIT at the camp I've gone to for 11 years!
I've waited for this summer for 11 years!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Owchee, I ate my Popsicle too fast!

Alright so,

Kylie, shouldn't you be studying?

Are you procrastinating?

I mean, the internet is so distracting! There's Facebook and Twitter, the two I use the most. But theres also formspring, youtube, checking the new clothes at F21, watching old TV episodes, listening to distracting music, going on swaptree, and my favorite; playing an internet spelling bee. Yeah, I do spell words when I get bored.

So my point is that I am doing everything possible to not do my latin culture reading and civics reading to prep for tomorrow. Like helping my other friends with studying, and eating a butter croissant that my friend got from Starbucks and somehow ended up in my bag. Yum.

I'm going to try to get this done so I can sleep at a reasonable hour.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

i want you, i want you so bad!

Isn't this top adorable? I love it!

First of all, I love Fifi Lapin. I mean, who wouldn't? She's the most adorable bunny who wears the clothes we all want to have.

Second, I love Forever 21. Basically everything about F21 makes me really happy! They have the most cute and fashionable clothes out of anyone, and they manage to get that to you at a totally great price! Plus, they have a much bigger selection of clothes than any other store.

This particular top is from one of F21's other lines, Heritage 1981. The line is a little more expensive, but all the clothes are super amazing, and definitely worth it. They're still cheaper than what you pay at other stores.


Procrastinate, verb.
Derived from the Latin cras, meaning tomorrow.

Not does that completely pertain to what I want to talk about , but it's also what I'm studying for. Yeah, it's that lovely time of the year where all your teachers make you take midterms and finals. I have a Literature, Biology, Latin III, and Algebra II midterm, and a Civics and Health final. I'm feeling pretty confident about most of them, except for Algebra II. Now, me and math have never really gotten along. I'm sort of in an abusive relationship with math. And leaving that little metaphoric thing, I've never had a good math teacher, except for Geometry. That doesn't really help me with Algebra II. But I've been studying a lot today, despite the fact that I am SO TIRED after festival/conference yesterday (yes, I am going to talk about it, I promise, not that you care), and my constant urges to just watch repeats of Greek on my laptop*. So, tomorrow I am waking up super-duper early (okay, like 8:30) to study, so I can go to the mall for a couple of hours, and still feel confident about the tests. Gosh, it really sucks to have to get up early on your DAY OFF. Sacrifice I guess, since I had an awesome Saturday!

So, I guess it's time I tell you about Festival and Conference!

Last weekend, Festival was about a three hour drive (plus time to stop), so I had to be at my school at five o'clock in the morning. Doesn't that sound like the most awful thing? Plus, one kid was a half-hour late - so we had to wait in the cold for them. Not fun.
We stopped at Dunkin Donuts on the way there, and put them into a frenzy, and carried on our way. We got there late because of that kid, and missed a lot of the 'meet people' part of the festival, which was NOT COOL! But, I took a Special Effects Make-Up and Improv workshop, watched IEs (Individual events, like contrasting monologues or a song), and participated in Tech Challenge!
The make-up workshop was so cool! The woman running the workshop put this really disgustingly amazing gash on my arm, and it was SO COOL. All in all, I had a really great time!

I think I had more fun at Conference this weekend, though. Just an FYI, there really isn't a difference in festival and conference, they were just called something different for some reason.
But anyways, the first workshop I took was African Dance: Raising Awareness on HIV/AIDs (HIV/AIDS was part of the theme for the conference). I thought it was going to be really silly, but it actually ended up being really amazingly fun and touching. Before we learned the dance, our instructor, who'd recently been to Ghana, told us that some women there who have babies and cannot feed them will end up having to have sex with men in order to feed their babies, and then they'll contract AIDS. I thought that this was awful, and that was the general premise of the dance.
Then, I went to watch IE's, and this time I was performing. So, after we watched some, we had lunch, and then it was my turn to go. I spent most of lunch practicing my contrasting monologues, and I thought that they were pretty good, considering I hadn't spent a great deal of time on them. When I did it, it was BAD. I had the acting part down, but I totally forgot the words when I got up there, and it was not so good. Somehow, I wasn't totally devastated though, since it was my first time, I guess.

After that, we had a performance from a local company's cast of Rent, and they did Seasons of Love for us, and we talked about HIV/AIDS and spaghetti. Now that probably sounds weird, but so people wouldn't feel uncomfortable talking about some topics, they created the euphemism spaghetti. Basically if you are going to eat spaghetti, you have to wear a bib, or else you'll get a stain. Even if you don't get marinara sauce on your spaghetti, just butter, you're still having spaghetti and can get stains.
Haha, get it? Well, it was sort-of the ongoing joke of the day.
We also had a performance from an improv group, whose workshop I took after.

On the way home, we had a some of the most fun I've EVER had. We stopped at Subway for dinner, about a half hour before the place closed, and there's like 25 of us. So we sent them into overdrive trying to make us all sandwiches. When we were all eating, they told us it was amazing what they'd managed, and they wanted to take a picture of us all to prove the awesomeness of what had happened.
Then, we had a dance party in the Subway, and our drama teacher was dancing and headbanging with us. It. Was. Amazing.

Alright, well, I'm going to go to sleep shortlyyy <3

*Okay, I know what you're thinking. "OMG eww, she's one of those girls who watches ABC Family and is a looserrr." Whatever. I am a loser, and it's my guilty pleasure and I DON'T CARE.
And also, if anyone else watches Greek, you may know that the show is possibly getting cancelled (SAD FACE!), so you should help Save Greek! Oh, and a lot of the episodes are on sale on itunes, and the new season starts next Monday! Woohoo! /endgreekfangirlness.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

hay nowwww

Today I thought that I would share with you my best friend of the moment, Happy Bunny (The flower in the pic is NOT part of Happy Bunny, just my headband). So, Happy Bunny and I began our relationship when I was really little. I was truly in love with this bunny. So much, I begged and begged my parents for a real bunny (of course that didn't work though, since we've always had cats).

When I was a little one, I spent my weekends with my grandparents. On Friday night, I would go over my grandma and grandpa's house, and on sunday nights I stayed over at my gram's house to go to church. Now, Happy Bunny lived at my grandma and grandpa's house, so I only got to spend part of fridays and saturdays with my beloved bunny. Now, I'm sure that Happy Bunny didn't love that too much. Until, one day I took Happy Bunny home with me, the first time Happy Bunny had been to the place I live. Now, I got to spend so much time with Happy Bunny!

Now, since I loved her so much, I think my mom kept tabs on her, and after awhile when I started to spend less time with Happy Bunny, I think my mom brought her back to my grandmas. Being a child of the 90's, we live in the era where new things are awesome, and then I was into that. So, I moved on from Happy Bunny, spending my time on a Nintendo XP playing games, or hanging out with real people (GASP!). So, I think about a year ago, my grandma moved into a new house. They were unpacking everything, and they found.......


My mom cleaned off Happy Bunny, and brought her to me. Needless to say, I was overjoyed.

I'm sure you're wondering how I managed such a GENIUS name? Well, I mean, it is pretty awesome!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Sometimes I find myself thinking that I'd rather talk to my friends parents. Or just other adults in general. Sometimes I even don't go out with my friends so I can hang out with my mom. She's sort of my best friend. Does that make me weird?

Not to say that I don't totally love my friends, because I do, and I LOVE spending time with them. But, every once in a while, I find myself listening to what adults are saying, and wanting to jump into their conversations. Take the theatre festival I went to, we had to take a three hour trip there, and a three hour trip back. On the way home, I was sitting towards the front of our van, and I just sat there for awhile wishing all of my friends would be quiet so that I could listen to my theatre director and friends mom's conversation. Okay, yeah. Maybe that is a little weird.

I mean, I am an only child, so I did grow up with people who are significantly older than me. Not to mention, I didn't have many friends other than the kids of my parents friends until I was about seven. And they didn't even really like me. So, it wasn't until 6th or 7th grade that I really had friends I cared about (Although, some of my friends from elementary school go to school with me now, and they used to not like me, and now we're really good friends. I guess I was just that weird then!). So, I guess I've sort of answered this question for myself. Yes, I am weird. Yes, it is weird that I like talking to adults more than my friends at times. But, you know what? Who cares! =]

For real, though, my friends are the bomb diggity, and I LOVE them to death! I don't know, I guess sometimes the things that people my age talk about I just get over. I want people to, I don't know, care about things more, I guess?

Well, this has been a very insteresting talk with myself, but now I must sleep! I'll talk about festival and other things very soon!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Pre-Festival Jitters

^ Okay, not so much. But, I am very excited! Not really nervous, just that nervous excited you get (or I do, anyway) when you know you are going to meet cool new people! I hope they have good workshops, because I love to learn new theatrey things. Hoorayy!

Night now, me and my best friend Abby are sitting on my bed reading excerpts from Nightlight, by the Harvard Lampoon. It's this HILARIOUS Twilight parody, and it's actually really funny for Twilight lovers and haters. It's about Belle Goose and Edwart Mullen. =].

Well, since I have to be up at the crack of dawn (really 5AM), I am going to go off so that I can get ready and get at least a few hours of sleep!

Love you if you read this!

Thursday, January 07, 2010


Puffy eyes, dry skin. Strange wet blobs are rocketing out of your eyes as you cringe to release them from the tear-ducts. Pain inside you. You know the diagnosis.

When someone you love doesn't seem to love you back, it really hurts. No, I'm not talking about a boyfriend, I'm talking about me and my dad. Now, the pair of us have never really gotten along, but when push comes to shove, i do love him. However, recently my dad has been crazy analytical of everything I do. If I so much as look at him, he thinks that I'm rolling my eyes at him, and it really makes me sad. I'm not saying I'm a perfect angel, but it really hurts when you feel like one of your parents doesn't love you.

i'm not going to continue this, as it is painful, boring, and would be too rantish. so i'm just going to call it a night.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


I realized that last time I talked about Swaptree, I forgot to mention so much about it. I really love the website, and I want to share it with you!

In a recent post, I said that Swaptree was a book swapping website, and I'd been involved with a trade ending in me getting Alaska. But truly, you can get so much from this site! Not only can you get books, you can also trade for CDs, DVDs, and video games.

You can browse through the things you are able to receive, after you've entered the books you have, and are willing to trade. You can also search through, if you're looking for something specific.

On the homepage, they show books, CDs, movies, and video games that you might be interested in, along with things that are popular on Swaptree, to give you an idea if you might like to trade for them.

One thing that I personally love about Swaptree is that most of the trades don't only involve one person. That does two things. One, it opens a larger range of books you can get, and two, makes it so you won't get bad feedback based on the way you rated that person. For example, if you send your item to "Bob" on time, but then Bob sends yours late, logically you would rate him poorly. But, if Bob is the vengeful type, then he could give you a poor rating for no reason!

For your own pleasure, Swaptree also tells you how much money you've saved, and how much you've decreased your carbon footprint.

So far, I've saved $59, and have decreased carbon footprint by 89 pounds! These statistics are after I've completed 10 trades.

Also on Swaptree, you can join groups, and talk on discussion boards to get help, chat about books, or whatever you feel like!

This toolbar works with websites to tell you if you can receive items you view online on Swaptree. The toolbar works with Amazon and Barnes and Noble, along with other websites. You can read more about that here. Unfortunatley for Safari users, this is not available to you. However, if you use IE or Firefox, then you can utilize this feature. Since I have a Mac and use Safari, I do not have this toolbar, and I don't have experience with it.

The last few features that I think are great, are that you can use the Swaptree application. One of my personal favorite things is that you can transfer your wish-lists from Lala or Amazon into your Swaptree wish-list.

Hopefully this may persuade you to join Swaptree, save the environment, and keep onto your extra money!

Happy Swapping =]

p.s. Swaptree has not paid me/asked me/influenced me in any way to write positive things about them. these opinions are all my own.

Three Kings Day

Happy Three Kings Day everyone!

I'm not going to lie, I'm not exactly sure about what Three Kings Day is, or what you're supposed to do. For me, I 'm just glad that I don't have to go to school.

Quick Book Update:

Got Looking for Alaska in the mail yesterday, and I am super excited to read it. I've wanted to read it for a really long time now, and just the fact that it's keeping me company on my bed makes me feel happy =]. I'm almost done with Katherines.

In other news, awhile back I was one of Seventeen Magazines beauty testers, and what we all did is going to be featured in the March issue. However, I just received another email from them asking if the beauty testers would make videos of the products they liked, and show us applying them. I'm going to be working on my video today, and if I get featured on the website, i'll be sure to tell you guys! Out of the products they gave us, I especially liked this MARK cosmetics lip stain they gave us. However, I don't see the product on the MARK website, since I believe the products we got to try were all new.

Getting closer to our theatre festivals, which I am super stoked about, and I'm celebrating one of my best friends birthdays with her on friday with a few others, and we're getting manis or pedis! Hope everyone has a super happy Three Kings Day!
(if anyone wants to let me in on what three kings day actually is, that would be really nice!)

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Forever 21

just to make this the most random blog ever, i thought from time to time i would post an outfit i think people might like, or that i really want to try!

all garments available from forever 21

casual cotton tee (six other colors available) - 4.50

strapless floral dress in navy/purple (also available in black/pink) - 29.40

total outfit price : 49.70

Friends <3

Today I think I realized how important and great friends really are.

As far as friends go, I have two basic groups of friends. The people I spend the most time with are who I call my Regular Friends, or the friends that I have who are in my grade, in my classes, eat lunch with, and do most of the normal teenagery things. Then I also have my Theatre Friends, who are the people I am in plays with, have been in plays with, go to festivals with, among other nerdy things! Since my school is a grades 6 - 12 school, it gives me the opportunity to meet and hang out with a diverse group of people, which is pretty awesome. I'm a freshman, but being in theatre gives me an environment to hang out with my friends who are in 8th grade, and my friends who are in 10th and 11th grade.

One of the best thing about being in theatre, other than actually being in the plays, is the theatre festivals. They are basically a huge convention full of people who are just like you, and won't judge you for what you're interested in. Plus, you get to take really amazing workshops from people in the business and are really talented, and see amazing student productions. At my last festival, I got to see this improv group called the "Purple Crayon" from Yale, see a short mime skit, and see this excellent performance of The Outsiders. The festivals also give you a great way to showcase your talent. You can sign up to perform in IEs (individual events, like a monologue, song, scene, and a lot of other things), and you get feedback from the pros. So far I've only been to one, but there is one this weekend, and another one the weekend after. I'm doing a monologue IE for the second festival, on the 16th. So far I've picked out a Little Prince monologue, and i've yet to pick the second one (you have to do contrasting monologues).

But back to my friends, I realized what I great support system I have, and how I've supported all of my other friends. I try to be there for them as much as I can, as tough as it can be. Even though I do so much with my regular friends, I have this whole other emotional relationship with my theatre friends. When you act, you share something with the people you perform with that you wouldn't share with others, because you have to trust these people to catch you when you fall. And believe me, at some point you will fall. But you have to get back up and keep going (wow, I just realized that was really corny). But, what I'm trying to get at is that when you act, you have to make choices, and sometimes you'll make the wrong choices, and you have to trust these people enough to let them see you fail and be down.

Honestly, without these people I'd be so lost. Not to say that I never have problems with my friends, because I do, I'm not perfect, as no one is. But, it's nice to have people who you love and who love you.
(sorry if that was just a huge mass of cornyness.
what can i say? i love my friends)


Today is officially the second day back to school after vacation. I was hoping today we'd be lucky enough to have another delay, but of course, the world can't be that nice to me! However, we do have tomorrow off, so I can cope with it! The bad thing is (yes, I'm writing this BEFORE school), I sort of left some of my school things in my moms car....

So hopefully nothing too awful happens!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Greetings, and Salutations

(Charlotte's Web ^)

The world is spinning 'round, and today the world spun to me the idea that I should start a blog. So here I am. Hello. I'm Kylie, but you can call me Kai! This is my blog! It's called 'The Show Must Go On', because, yes, I am one of those crazy theatre kids!

However, this blog is going to be for talking about what's going on with me, and other miscellaneous things!

And on the topic of books, as my New Years Resolution, I've decided that this year I am going to read 100 books! Currently, I am on book numero uno. Which puts me a little behind, as because I should be reading one approximately every 3ish days. So off to a relatively good start!

1. Paper Towns By John Green

Right now I am reading another John Green novel, An Abundance of Katherines. After that, I've taken out two other books from the library, Along for the Ride and Dancing Naked, and I'll update on that later, after i've read them!

As far as Paper Towns goes, I thought it was pretty amazing. John Green created this really amazingly creative and mysterious character that you never truly understand, which I think lets you put on that imagination cap! Plus, I think it's really good to get some books from a boys point of view. I haven't read many great books from that perspective recently, other than Libba Bray's Going Bovine, which was also very high on the amazing charts. I've only just started reading Katherines, and so far, it's really good. You can find out more things about John Green here, and I recommend you do! You should also consider subscribing to him on Youtube, vlogbrothers, a project he does with his brother, Hank Green. In other news, I have Looking For Alaska on its way from Swaptree!

For those of you who don't know, Swaptree is a book swapping website, where you can post a wishlist of books that you'd like to get, and set up trades with the books you already have. This is really great right now, because of the economy and the environment. You only have to pay for the shipping of the item, and it saves another book from being published. I'm sure it's not the greatest thing for authors, but I think they'd rather be at least read, rather than not at all. However, I may not be right on about that. Personally, when I find a book I really love, even if i've read it already, I probably will purchase it.

Other books i've read recently include Shiver by the excellent Maggie Stiefvater. All I can say, is that I did not want to put it down, and when I was forced to because it was over, it killed me inside! Although I did find out that this summer, there will be a sequel titled Linger. That I am VERY excited for! You can read about them here.

Just to let you all know, not all of my blog posts will be about books, that's just what I feel like writing about now =].