Friday, October 15, 2010

"And here we enter the torture chambers!"

School just got a hell of a lot more difficult. I swear I will die if I have to miss an episode of Merlin because of science fair. BUT before I die I will watch said episode of Merlin.

Anyway, the reason for this post is to rant about our mass load of homework we have just received. But the best part is: All of it is spread over a long period of time so the torture is like 4 months in the process.

List and definitions of cruciation devices:

1) Science Fair-a mandatory field trip to the Underworld for grades 8-10. Final project due: March. Total months of torturous assignments: 5.

2) Monologues-must be fully memorized and will be timed. Teacher will have copy of said monologue and if the majority your presentation is not exact to the copy, child in question will fail first term drama. If not 3-5 minutes long, child in question will fail first term drama. End of story.

3) Prince Rupert Project-a well known project throughout Ideal Mini School, known for causing graduate students to freeze in their tracks looking glassy eyed. Counts for about 80% of first term Social Studies.

YEAH, not fun.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Gobble Gobble

God, I love Thanksgiving.

I mean, even though it's kind of just an excuse for a holiday, I'm not complaining. Family, laughter, TURKEY, friends, CRANBERRY SAUCE, stress relief, GRAVY. Tis an awesome holiday.

I just got back from rock climbing and DAYUM my arms feel like noodles. In an attempt to climb a difficult 5.10d I think I might have severely injured myself, I can hardly type.

Oh yeah, btw the next Percy Jackson book is coming out next week. Nbd.


Just sayin'.

Woops gotta go eat lunch now.

Hail and farewell,


Sunday, October 3, 2010

School camp and Magic cards


Just got back from school camp and it was awesome!

Many memorable moments and quotes were shared at camp this week, one of them being: "I sound like a man chain smoker!" Quote my friend Julia who had a cold so she was losing her voice and she sounded mysteriously like a man chain smoker indeed. Also, my other friend drank over 25 cups of hot chocolate over the course of about 2 and a half days. He wasn't even that hyper at the end of it. CRAZY TIMES MY FRIENDS.

I learned how to play this card game called Magic The Gathering. It's pretty fun, I have to admit. It's kind of like Yu Gi Oh except WAY cooler and not so lame.

Actually it's pretty lame but whatever.

This is going to be pretty short because my papa is making me pancakes right now so imma go eat some!


Merlin is so awesome.

May the Force be with you,


Sunday, September 26, 2010

All you can eat sushi and Purdy's ice cream bars

Yo, sup?

Today my friend and I went downtown to shop for our friend's birthday, which was actually in July but NDB. Got her lots o' stuff and tomorrow to celebrate we're going to ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI! Guess how much hall you can eat is? Guess... GUESS!


Yeah, you read right. NINE STINKING' DOLLARS! This is some crazy stuff goin' down. My friend, Cloe, whom which I went shopping with, is going to bring containers so she can just take some home secretly. SHHHHHHHHH!

Cloe, mentioned above TWICE (boy she's popular), asked me to buy her a Purdy's ice cream bar for her birthday (which was also in July) so I was like "what's an ice cream bar?"

She was all like "WTF MATE?" I was confused, so what if I had never had one before. Jeez.

So, I bought her the vanilla ice cream bar dipped in chocolate WITH nuts, yes, WITH nuts, and we left.

Very eventful if I do say so myself. Although I never will forgive her for reading my secret text messages on my phone on the bus home.

They were from her and.... *dramatic music* MY MOTHER.

Gasp, I know.

Well, in other news.






Friday, September 24, 2010

Sherlock Holmes: 21st Century edition


Watchin this new show called Sherlock. IT'S AWESOME.

It's all like "I'm still the genius Sherlock Holmes but I have a laptop and crap."

It's so cool. Like in this episode, there's this bomber guy and he keeps strapping bombs to people and like some old lady blew up and stuff. It's so crazy.

Whoa geez a lady with an accent. Awesome.


This is sooooooo intense I think I would pee my pants if I hadn't just gone to the bathroom and emptied my tank.


Before I tell you the entire episode, Imma sign off.



Saturday, September 11, 2010

Death by Anticipation

Wow, another post? This is madness I tell you.

Anyway so as you all should PROBABLY know, Merlin series 3 episode 1 came out in the UK today! Woot! Oh wait, I don't LIVE in the UK. Bummer, I know.

Or is it?

My cousin, Sean, is from the UK (go figure) and I get to watch it through Skype. YAY. Except I'm waiting for him to stop chitter chattering with someone else so I can watch my Merlin.

I'm looking like this emoticon right about now ---> O.O

I told him I'm dying of a common disease called Death by Anticipation and it's super legit.

I told him that Elvis died from it and not from overdose or cronic constipation because he was also waiting for new Merlin to come out and he was all like, "Ah gee I'm on the can and I'm totes gonna die of anticipation waiting for Merlin! Oops now I'm dead." And then he died.



Friday, September 10, 2010

SEQUIN/Death to running

Yeah, so I know your totally jealous because... I am in a band.

Don't worry, I'm holding for the applause. So anyway, my friends and I's band is called SEQUIN (see title) and it's definitely going places, just saying. We're kind of a anything-we-can-write band so we're pretty diverse. Our first band meeting is next weekend and it's gonna be totally rad.

SO, in other news. I think I'm going to start a DEATH TO RUNNING campaign on account of today in P.E, we had to do our monthly 'Mile Run' and it was torture. Especially because I haven't exactly been "active" this summer so I'm super out of shape and full of Nutella and cheese. I did get a not half bad time though (8:37) which is okay I guess.

But then I almost died which wasn't a good feeling. I thought I was going to cough up my lungs or something. Not pretty. But eventually i calmed down and stopped hyperventalating so I'm all good now.

Though I should probably take a shower, because I'm all sweaty and gross and stuff.

Well that's all I can basically think of so, ta ta for now.


Monday, July 12, 2010

I like chicken, I like liver. Meow mix, meow mix please deliver

The day we have been dreading and/or looking forward to is finally here! School! You know what I'm looking forward to? School picture day.


You see, all my school pictures seem to turn out horrifically wrong.

Here are some reenactments of some bad ones (which i have either purposefully lost or BURNED.)

They are all totes fab, aren't they?

Yeah, plus my photo from last year (see picture 3) was on my Go Card! Greeaaattt.

I'm hoping to get my braces off before this years trip to the torture chamber, but I don't know if I will because of my vague-answer-giving orthodontist called Dr.W.

This was his answer when I asked him when APPROXIMATELY I would be getting my braces off. I thought he should know ROUGHLY when. I guess not.

"Oh, I believe it will be sometime in 2010." Seriously? Come on. That's called bad guessing. Really bad. Like not cool man, not cool.

Any who I am totes excited for grade 9. Whoo hoo! I've decided to become more studious and organized this year.

Yeah right, that's gonna last, what? A month? Maybe less. It depends how long the angry Chinese math sub is here.

Oh yeah by the way the title really has no relevance whatsoever I just took that line from Austin Powers.

Well, gotta go get the Led out. Peace out noobs.


Monday, July 5, 2010

The Beach

Hello! I know I haven't posted in a while but no one's really reading this so it doesn't matter anyway!

So on Saturday I went to the beach and even though it wasn't all that nice outside I still enjoyed the skim-boarding. Here are some pictures:

Okay, so my first attempt didn't go over well. Try not to hold it against me.

My brothers brilliant changing technique (kudos to me).

Not the most beautiful summer day, I know...

This was a while ago and I forgot about the post until now.



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bagels and toast.

I have an issue at hand.

I have found a new breakfast food that ISN'T Nutella toast.

It's called bagels and cream cheese. I was at Superstore (a.k.a Stupidstore) with my mom the other day and as we were looking for some hamburger buns in the wheat section I saw the beautiful plain bagels on the shelf, a holy light shining down upon them.

Well... maybe minus the holy light, but still.

And you know what I said? I said, "Hey, mom? Can we get some bagels?" And you know what she said? She said, "Yeah, sure Madi. Why don't you go get some cream cheese as well."

So what do I do? I go grab the dang cream cheese.

Maybe to you this isn't a huge problem but to me it's disastrous. It basically alters the whole darn universe. You see, I don't really eat any other breakfast foods usually other than Nutella on toast but that was all about to change.

All because I made a spur-of-the-moment decision and put the bagels in the shopping cart.

So I came home that day and ate a plain bagel with original cream cheese and man was it delicious. So now I have to make a very difficult decision, which is whether to ditch the chocolaty spread for the bagel/cream cheese dream team or not.

I'll let you know what happens.


Friday, June 25, 2010

FIFA-an update.

Okay, as I am sure you are fully aware: The FIFA World Cup is on.

I, personally, am cheering for England but I couldn't believe it when Italy didn't make the second round. It was pretty sad.


Now if you'll believe it i am currently writing this post, watching an intense FIFA game, Facebooking and reading some Matilda.

5 yellow cards so far in the Portugal/Brazil game. Wow. Oh wait, make that 6. Oh wait... I think that was a red... Anyways, someone hit Ronaldo and they got sent off. So probably a red. Oh wait there's another yellow.

I don't know about you, but I'm starting to get slightly irritated by those horns in the background. I mean, when I'm trying to watch the game I don't want to hear 5,000 annoying horns buzzing.

I know it's all traditional and stuff but still...

Well, the game's back on so I gottta go!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We're so hot we'll melt your popsicles? That's not very nice.

Katy, Katy, Katy. When will you learn that melting innocent civilians icy treats is wrong!

Courtesy of Katy Perry my friends.

I for one would like my popsicles to stay frozen if I ever visit California. I would not like my frozen desserts to be melted by those 'California Gurls'.


Dance Moves worthy of showing...


I'm listening to Rock the Casbah by The Clash right now and I feel like dancing.

Here are some action shots:

I know, I know... You're jealous of my stellar moves.

It's cool, it's cool. I know my moves are amazing but please don't feel bad...

Just kidding.

Bee tee dubs these pictures are taken by Mac photo booth.

Oh yeah and P.S. these were actually taken when I was actually dancing in my actual kitchen.

True fact.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Have you ever wondered...

Have you ever wondered why some people have better singing voices than others?

It really bugs me.

I don't think it's very fair to be quite honest and I know it's what makes people special and it's their talent and stuff but still.

I know what you're thinking: "Well you're just jealous that other people have better singing voices than you!"

The truth is, that is EXACTLY what I'm thinking! I mean, trust me, I have tried to sing and I sound like a dieing walrus.

At least that's what I think a dieing walrus would sound like... not that I actually know what that sounds like.

This guy isn't dieing or anything I just think he's a pretty cool walrus.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Disclaimer and other news

My friend Cloe ( reminded me to do this so kudos to her I guess.

Just wanted to say that I get all my news article ideas and infor from YAHOO! so... yeah...hoo... See what I did there?

Any ways. Just also wanted to say that I have scrapped my recent story idea (the one that I have been posting) and I have started a new one that is better in my opinion so yeah.

Also. MERLIN=THE BEST SHOW EVER. Better than Spongebob. Seriously.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm Henry the 8th I am, Henry the 8th I am I am...

Hi there folks.

You know what bothers me?

What bothers me is how there were so many of the SAME person back in Ol' England.

Example? Okay. Pour Examplay:

Henry the-8th, 7th, 14th, 135th, etc.

Pope Gregory the-.5th, 2/7ths, etc.

It's really quite annoying actually, especially when you're writing a Social Studies test and you have to match which King or Pope or whatever did this or that.

And then there are 7 of each person.

Fine. That's great. Just terrific.

Thanks teach, thanks a lot.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand..."

What do all these things have in common?

1. Cribs and children's furniture

2. Car seats

3. Bicycle helmets

4. Tires

5. Laptops

6. Software

7. Plasma and HDTVs

8. DVD players

9. Digital and video cameras

10. Speakers and microphones

11. Camera lenses

12. Photo light bulbs

13. Mattresses and bedding

14. Swimsuits and undergarments

15. Wet suits

16. Shoes

17. Hats

18. Makeup

19. Pet supplies

20. Vacuum cleaners

Hmm... Let's think... Well, these things you definitely should NOT buy second hand.

In other news, my friends and I had a most excellent sleepover on the weekend.

It was 80's themed.

80's as in:

Those pictures consisted of VAN HALEN, DURAN DURAN and some random 80's workout outfit, courtesy of Google Images.

We stayed up rather late. 'Rather' being 5:30 am but you know...

You know what? I'm glad I have a BLOG instead of a VLOG because I lost my voice due to illness and if I had a VLOG then this post would be not so amazing because it would basically just be me standing there and not saying anything. Whereas because I have a BLOG I am free to talk (or type) as much as I wish.

Well, Ut est totus pro iam!

P.S. that means 'That is all for now' in Latin.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Another year gone.

Today was my last day of grade 8.

All I have to say is:



Actually, today was a kind of picnic/sports day. No classes.


Today I said goodbye to some really great friends which, in one word, sucked.

They said they'll visit though.

They better.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

An interesting concept

Here's an interesting question for you:

What do chickens think we taste like?

Huh. I don't think chickens have ever tasted humans, so that rules out them thinking we taste like humans.

Are chickens vegetarians? I wonder if they think we taste like seeds. Do they even think? Are they idiotic or is their intelligence beyond our comprehension?

Are they SO smart that we think they are stupid but in actuality they are smarter than us and therefore we are the stupid ones?

This question could quite possibly alter the whole universe...

My brain hurts now.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Okay, so this was me at approximately 1:27pm on thursday. Guess why?

Have you guessed yet?

How about now?

Okay, I'll just tell you then.

IT'S BECAUSE... I finished my Math exam.

Woo for me! -insert smiley emoticon here-

AND I just finished school yesterday.


Here is a summer poem by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE called Shall I compare thee to a summers day?:

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

"Underpants?!? We don't need no stinking underpants!" Well, apparently you need these ones.

This is the best thing ever:

A team of U.S. scientists has designed some new men's briefs that may be comfortable, durable and even stylish but, unlike most underpants, may be able to save lives.

Printed on the waistband and in constant contact with the skin is an electronic biosensor, designed to measure blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs.

Underpants will save you all. Just sayin'.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

God save Hillary Clinton!

As some of you may or may not know, Queen Elizibeth II of England celebrates two birthdays every year in honour of King Edward VII's tradition of wanting a brithday in November (his actually birthday) and another birthday party in the summer season. The queen's actual date of birth is on April 21st, but celebrates it again in June, this time on June 12.

The U.S Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, sent a congratulatory letter to the queen for her 84th birthday.

Clinton's message, sent on behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people, wished the queen well on her 84th birthday and hailed the special relationship between Britain and the U.S.

That "special relationship" has been the subject of debate in Britain, where some politicians feel too much emphasis has been placed on it.

"On this celebratory occasion, we pay tribute to the queen's life and legacy and honour the special relationship between our two nations," Clinton said. The statement noted that "the young princess Elizabeth helped rally her nation in the darkest days of that war, and she has remained a beacon of integrity and resolve ever since."

"The United States has always been grateful for her friendship and example," she said. "Once again, I wish Queen Elizabeth II a very happy birthday and peace and prosperity for the people of the United Kingdom in the year to come."

Only problem, it was a week too soon.


Monday, May 31, 2010

More results of boredom!

So, I have written some more of my story. Here it is:

He walked briskly among the bustle of people until he came to yet another ally, his fourth this evening. He sighed and closed his eyes, turning into a shadow. A shadow that belonged to no one. He crept down the dark, empty ally until he hit a dead end. A dead end, at least, to the average eye. He held up his hands an started to chant an old ode in Latin. After a few verses, the brick wall became a barrier of black steel. The shadow smiled to himself and walked through the side of the building like it was made of air. He appeared in the old library of a cottage just outside of London, a good mile or so probably. He turned back into his human form and opened the mini-fridge, grabbing 2 cokes out of the back. He walked over to the leather sofa and sat down with a dramatic sigh. He popped open a can of coke and drained it in one gulp. He was about to reach for the next one when he heard someone walk into the room.

"And you wonder why you always have to go to the bathroom." He chuckled at his sisters remark in reply along with chucking a pillow at her head. She dodged it easily, as if it were rehearsed.

"Hey! Just an observation Dunc, geez." She was wearing her favourite ninja-patterned pajamas along with her alien house slippers.

"So," She said as she leaned up against the wall. "How come you're back so late, huh? Quot bestia fui vos iuguolo is vesper?" Leave it to his sister to start speaking in a dead language, Duncan thought. "You said you'd be gone an hour! It's been 3 since you called and said you were gonna be a little late! 4 HOURS IS AN EVENING STROLL TO YOU? SERIOUSLY-"

"Okay, okay! I'm sorry. Geez Lizzie, what's with you today? You've been acting so paranoid!" Duncan told his twin sister. They were 17 years old, but they were much more mature. At least, around other people they were.

Elizibeth and Duncan Gray were descendants of an ancient race of supernatural human beings.They were often called Venetor Obscurum, which basically means 'Hunters of Darkness' in Latin, by their people. In ancient times they were also called 'alienus', meaning alien, by mortals who feared them. Their powers gave them the ability to enter and exit the world of shadows at will. They slayed demons and monsters alike in and out of the shadow world and are trained to do so all through their childhood.

Lizzie and Duncan were a lot alike in many ways: They looked identical (being identical twins), they ate their toast the same way, all that. But their personalities were polar opposite. Duncan wore tattered black jeans, lather jackets and t-shirts with breakdancing skeletons on them. He listened to bands like Greenday, Evanescence, Linkin Park, Velvet Revolver; people like that. Lizzie, on the other hand, loved wearing bright coloured dresses, ribbons in her hair and 6 inch heels. They both had dark blond hair and olive toned skin. Their eyes were as black as a nightmare except, however, when they lied. Whenever they told a lie their eyes would flash a brilliant but unnatural electric blue. It wasn't unusual for their kind though. Every human member of the shadow world had a peculiar trait, one that was usually visible to the human eye.

For instance, on a trip to France, Lizzie bumped into another human-shadow person named Heather. Whenever she got angry her hair would burst into flames (not leaving any damage to it) and would cause any one within 1 foot of her to back away at least a metre. It was definitly odd but it did make for a good offensive advantage.

"Well," Duncan stood up and stretched his arms. "I'm going to bed Liz. Bonus nox noctis." He ruffled his sisters hair as he walked by and out the door. Lizzie sighed, turned off the light and went to her bedroom.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Billy v.s Stevey-The Last Crusade

At last. Bill Gates is conquered.


As of Wednesday, Microsoft was officially second.

Microsoft shares shed 4.07 percent on Wednesday to close at 25.01 dollars, dropping its market capitalization -- the number of shares outstanding multiplied by the stock price -- to 219.18 billion dollars.

Apple shares lost 0.45 percent meanwhile to close at 244.05 dollars, giving the company a market value of 222.07 billion dollars.

The only US company with a larger market capitalization than the Cupertino, California-based Apple is ExxonMobil at 278.64 billion dollars.

Apple stock has risen steadily over the past few years as chief executive Steve Jobs, who returned to Apple in 1997, piloted the release of a string of hit products starting with the iPod in 2001, following by the iPhone in 2007 and the iPad this year.

Huh. I guess we all had to expect it.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cherry Ketchup-A Revolutionary Discovery

Want something new to put on your boring ol' burger?

TRY CHERRY KETCHUP! Here's a recipe:

Cherry Ketchup: If you think that ketchup is made only from tomatoes, think again! Tart fruit can be simmered into delicious lightly spiced ketchup that makes a fine condiment for just about any poultry or meat.
1 1/3 cups
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 10-ounce package (2 cups) frozen pitted cherries (not in syrup)
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup water
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine pitted cherries, dried cherries, vinegar, water, garlic, sugar, ginger, allspice, cardamom, cinnamon and cayenne in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly. Transfer to a blender. Cover the lid with a kitchen towel. Holding lid securely in place, blend until smooth. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.) Transfer the ketchup to a small bowl.

There we go! Now, keep in mind I haven't actually tried it yet so if it tastes revolting don't blame me.

My luck is beginning to turn!

My new favourite person in the world right now:Alfred David Klinger


Here's what he said:

"On the surface, Ronald is there to give children enjoyment in all sorts of way with toys, games and food. But Ronald McDonald is dangerous, sending insidious messages to young people."

The counter-argument from Mr.Jim Skinner, CEO of McDonald's:

"He communicates effectively with children and families around balanced, active lifestyles. He does not hawk food,"

Right, that's what they want us to think.

Personally, I think McDonald's is bad. It's like, the devil of fast food chains. McDonalds is just plain gross.

In my opinion anyway.

The world will end as we know it.



Three Hollywood stars were wearing the same romper the other day.


I mean, of all the issues and problems in the world, this one probably takes the cake.

So what if they made THOUSANDS of copies of th efloral patterned jumpsuit? Only ONE STAR is allowed to wear it.

It's kind of upsetting really, if you think about it. There are so many problems in the world and they've decided to tell everybody that (hope this isn't a spoiler!) Audrina Patridge wore it best.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Scientists discover explanation for why the Universe exists

Okay, so get this.

New data from a particle accelerator in the United States suggests a reason for why universe exists.

The tests showed that when anti-protons and protons collide, the resulting new particles show a one per cent skew toward matter over anti-matter. Over a long period of time, this characteristic of the universe could explain why matter has come to dominate over anti-matter.

I know there are a lot of scientific words in there but if you kind get the jist of it its okay.



First bit of my new story

Okay, so this is just the first paragraph of my new story I'm working on!

A shadow gleamed across the weathered brick wall of a building as the moon peaked out from behind the night clouds. It stopped abruptly when it came to face and irregular shaped shadow. The first shadow laughed and shifted into it's human form. It could have killed the beast as a shadow but it wanted a challenge. It pulled out a stethi, a special knife used only in the shadow world, and sliced at the monstrous shadow. With one expert swipe the shadow melted to darkness. Then first shadow, now a human, put the blade in his aviator jacket pocket and calmly walked out of the ally and out onto the busy night streets of London.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Okay guys. If anyone has suggestions on any books, movies or story ideas please let me know!