Archive for November, 2011


Handwriting Meme

November 22, 2011

I found this little handwriting meme from Christine and decided to post it!. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m bored right now. That’s my excuse.

Here are the questions I answered:
1. Name/Blog URL
2. Lefty/Righty/Ambidextrous
3. Letters you enjoy writing
4. Letters you dislike writing
5. Write โ€œThe quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.โ€
7. Write one of your favorite song lyrics.
8. Write who should do this.
9. Any last blurb slash note

My handwriting isn’t that great, but it’s legible. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry for the blurriness. My iPhone was not being cooperative.


Orlando and Harry Potter

November 18, 2011

Hey, guys! I am back from my trip to Orlando and I’m wishing I was still there. ๐Ÿ™‚ To start with, I reserved the trip a few months ago through a deal I received in an email from Universal Orlando. It was a special deal for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Islands of Adventure park. The deal included the hotel suite, two day tickets to the parks, early admission to Islands of Adventure, one blueray set of all of the Harry Potter movies, a set of commemorative pins, and City Walk passes. This was a great deal that I could not pass up! Especially at the price they were offering. I took my sister and we made a weekend trip of it.

We left on Thursday, the 10th, and drove down to Orlando to check into the hotel. We stayed at the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando and the hotel was very nice. I was impressed with the room considering the cost of the trip. Our room overlooked the pool and was just lovely. Personally, I would stay there again. That night we ate out at Joe’s Crab Shack. I’ve never been since we don’t have one where we live and now I’m mad that we don’t. lol I loved it! The random dancing is kind of fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

The next day we woke up early to go to Islands of Adventure. It was packed! Probably due to the fact that some cast members where there. I saw not one, but both of the Weasley Twins! And it was freezing there! It had to be 50 degrees. lol But I loved it. Most of the park was closed, only the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was open since it was around 7 am. We got on two of the rides, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogiffs. My sister has a weak stomach we decided not to touch the Dragon Challenge.

Then we shopped! I got my very own wand. Instead of getting one of the wands from a character I got one that was based on my birthday. When I saw it I absolutely loved it and couldn’t say no. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted some more souvenirs but those robes and scarves were so expensive! But I did get a cute mug from buying some Butter Beer. I also bought a bottle of Pumpkin Juice home. I haven’t drunk it yet. After all of this, we decided to walk the rest of the park. Part of this was to get away from the very, very, very crowded Harry Potter World and part since the rest of the park was opening up and I wanted to ride before it got too crowded. I finally got to ride the Incredible Hulk roller coaster after a bunch of missed opportunities in past years. It was great! The take off kind of freaked me out, but the ride was amazing. I went by myself of course but I still loved it. The guy manning the ride loved my Time Turner necklace. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Meet the cast

So we rode the rides at the park and went back to Harry Potter later. We also had passes to a cast Q&A session which was very cool. It featured Katie Leung (Cho Chang), Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas), Jessica Cave (Lavender Brown), Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan), and Dom Gleeson (Bill Weasley). Seamus was my favorite character out of all of them but the session was very interesting. I learned some new things, including the fact that Alfred’s mother is Brazilian. ๐Ÿ™‚ He speaks Portuguese beautifully. It was still around 2pm by the time we finished everything so we decided we still had time to shop in Orlando. So we left the park and went to the outlet mall. I managed to cross one person off my Christmas list by buying my brother a NorthFace jacket at 40% off. I could not pass by the deal, and of course I got one for me too. lol After shopping for a few hours we were tired and crashed at the hotel.

Universal Studios Globe

We got up later the next day since we were going to Universal Studios instead of Islands of Adventure. It was much less busy since everyone was at the other park. We got on every ride within like 5 or 10 minutes. I loved the Men In Black ride as well as The Mummy Inside roller coaster. We went to a few shows as well. Then we went shopping again! This time to the Florida Mall and it’s M&M World Store.

I absolutely loved this trip and honestly wish it had gone on longer. I was dreading coming back. ๐Ÿ™‚ My sister and I are in fact planning to have another trip as soon as we can. We want to try Disney World next time. We haven’t been since we were children and we really want to go back again to all of the parks.


I’m Back!

November 14, 2011

Hey guys! I’m back from my trip! I actually came back Sunday night but I was so tired and had to unpack and everything. I still have to get all of my photos together so I can share my trip with you guys. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so excited really. I didn’t take enough pictures to really capture the whole trip, but I can say that I absolutely loved it! It was an amazing weekend that ended way too soon for me. The above photo is one that I took at Universal Studios. That globe came around perfectly! lol I had a lot of fun and got some great souvenirs. Check back for that soon!


Going Away!

November 9, 2011

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I’m leaving tomorrow! I’m so excited for my trip down to Orlando and Islands of Adventure. I’ve been so busy trying to write as much as possible for NaNoWriMo (still behind) and packing for the trip. Of course, I left everything for the last minute. That’s not new at all. I’m going to try to take as many pictures as possible and share the best ones with you guys.


NaNoWriMo 2011

November 2, 2011

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It’s officially begun! Of course I’m getting a late start, but let’s be honest here. I’m not really all that surprised. NaNoWriMo has started and for the entire month on November crazy people from all over are now attempting to write 50,000 words for a novel. We are insane!

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I’ve scrapped the steampunk theme, unfortunately. I left the planning too late this year and have no time to do any real research. Maybe next year. However, I do have the beginnings of a plot in my head just waiting to come out. So, I’ll probably just start writing and hope to God it’s understandable, much less good. Anyway, let’s all stop procrastinating and write!!