Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pass The Popcorn: The Spitfire Grill



To a town with no future, comes a girl with a past

Welcome to another Pass The Popcorn! I know these have been seldom compared to my "Let The Music Move You" and "Cozying Up With Cocoa" posts, so forgive me. I am here to introduce to you, one of my favorite movies. It's a film called "The Spitfire Grill" made in 1996.

WARNING: There are spoilers (in the warning content)

The story is about a young woman named Percy Talbot, who has just got out of prison for manslaughter. When she is released, she travels to the town of Gilead, Maine to basically start her life over. The town is quiet and close knit. When there's a new-comer, expect a lot of hushed whispers. She ends up working for Hannah Ferguson at her restaurant The Spitfire Grill.

Now, you're probably thinking "a good movie about a man slaughterer?" But, trust me, it's awesome. My dad introduced me to this movie some years ago. As soon as I saw it, I loved it. It was like the quick connection. I just watched it a while ago, and I still love it the same.

Characters:

Percy Talbot
Percy is a young woman who has had a terrible childhood. She has just gotten out of prison and travels to Maine. She works at The Spitfire Grill for Hannah Ferguson, and little does she know, will change the small close-knit town forever.

Hannah Ferguson
Hannah Ferguson is the owner of The Spitfire Grill. Older and feisty, she hires Percy out of kindness. After a fall that leaves her bedridden for a time, Hannah has to trust Percy to handle the restaurant- and another task. Every night, week, (I really can't remember) or something like that, Hannah has Percy pack a burlap sack full of canned goods and food, set it by a stump and hit an axe in the stump, standing up.

Shelby Goddard
Aww, Shelby. She's so sweet. She's a quiet thoughtful woman, with a husband and kids. She befriends Percy when she comes to help her run the grill while Hannah heals. She becomes more talkative throughout the movie, becoming Percy's best friend.

Nahum Goddard
Ugh. Nahum. I do not like him. He's a cold-hearted man and Shelby's husband. He doesn't like the look of Percy when she arrive. He often tries to control Hannah and tries to "warn" her, the sheriff and the town about her. He's just not a good apple, let's put it that way.

Joe Sperling
He is a kind man, who takes a liking to Percy.

Johnny B./Eli Ferguson
He is Hannah's son. He is a hermit who lives in the forest, Everyone believes that he has been dead of several years. "Johnny B." is the nickname that Percy gives him.

Warnings

  • There is cursing involved
  • Percy's reason for being in jail is heartbreaking and a bit violent. She tells Shelby about her past and why she was imprisoned, as they sit in an abandoned church.
  • Percy is often seen smoking
  • There is a bar scene, but nothing happens. We see Joe and Percy having a drink and a woman pushing a man away
  • Percy's death is tragic and sad (saving Eli's life)
This movie is a wonderful movie. Seeing Percy grow throughout the movie from a girl with a terrible past to a girl who has a hope of a new story in awesome. I recommend this movie for viewers about 12 and above.

Have You Ever Seen The Spitfire Grill? What Did You Think? 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cozying Up With Cocoa 3-27-14


Okay. I am so sorry for the lack of posting. Hm. I wonder how many times I can say that. Because my parents always taught me that "Sorry means change" and so far, there has been no change. I have post written and ready to fire off, and I can't even seem to get that done. So, I apologize once more! 

Broken Strings and Shattered Dreams is doing superbly! 

We stopped S.O.P.A!!! I am so happy! Even if it was a fake poll just to ruffled the feathers of all the fandoms, it worked! When I signed the poll (#51 signature), I was worried. The numbers were moving slowly. I watched it every day and all of a sudden, the numbers skyrocketed and we made out goal! Congrats and thank you to everyone who signed! 

The Voice is back on! Yesssss! Alright, I've got my eye on a few people. So far, only one of my absolute favorites has gone home. The ones I have my eye on are Clarissa Serna, Bria Kelly, Christina Grimmie and Sisaundra. I don't particularly like Bria, but she's someone to keep your eye on. 

The Amazing Race is back on, as I said. Jet and Cord are still in it! Man, Dave and Conner are really bringing their game. Next teams I want to see go are Brendan and Rachel, because she drives me up the wall and then the Globetrotters. I don't like them, because in Season 18 Unfinished Business they u-turned Jet and Cord and sent them home. I was furious! So, yeah, I have a grudge against them. 

Oh my gravy. I am going to the investor panel in a week to ask them for money to start up my business! I am going to be a CEO. That's scary. A business in the hands of a 14 year old? I'm not sure that I even trust myself. But, Lord willin', I will go on to Florida to compete the next competition. To be utterly truthful, I think that this battle is really going to be me against my sister Samantha, from her blog Le Chaim On The Right. I don't know. I really am praying, hoping, wishing that I will go on and win this entire thing. 

So, I am officially done with math this year! I was a month ahead for math which set me ahead. I had to redo some tests, but that was all! I am so relieved. Now I need to focus on my rhetoric, vocabulary, French (which I haven't done it ages grrr) and history. I'm actually ahead for rhetoric, too. Oh well, I'll just be done sooner. Nothin' wrong with that. 

Okay, as I said in my last post, I'm going Karimloo Krazy. I need someone to fangirl and rant with. I have never ever wanted to go to New York so badly. I never wanted to go there, just because of the people and the fact that I am most certainly not a city girl. But, with Ramin Karimloo starring as Jean Valjean, I REALLY want to go. I mean, seriously! Someone who has an extra ticket TAKE ME WITH YOU!!!!! PLEASE!!!! I've never been to a big Broadway musical, and it would be an absolute dream to see Ramin play Jean Valjean. *Attack of the fangirl giggles* Ahem. I've only seen Beauty and the Best, Peter Pan, Snow White, and I think Cinderella, and Horton Hears A Who performed on stage. I can barely remember any of them, I was so young. So, I would love to go to a Broadway musical. 

Alright, I have some news. Yes, some news. Extremely scary, isn't it? Well, I am going to be hosting another blog party. My first blog party "A Winter Wonderland" was actually a smash hit. I hosted it with Natalie and I got more participants than I ever thought was possible, especially for it being my first blog party. That was in early December. It's been five months and I'm ready to do another one. This time, I'm going solo. So, what is the theme of this one? 

Disney!

Yes, it is Disney. With the release of the Oscar-winning Disney movie Frozen, I had this idea in the back of my mind for about forever (er, since I started with blog). I shall have a post all about it, so I won't waste my typing right now. P.S., if any may want to co-host with me, offers are welcome. 

I have been in writers block for quite a long time. I'm really tired of it. I can seem to write anything right now. Except Broken Strings And Shattered Dreams. Which is sad. I feel as if my well of inspiration has dried up. 

I am really hoping to get into singing and musical theatre/drama classes. Something sparked inside of me in December of 2012. Wow, has it really been a little over a year since I found out about Les Misérables? Has it really been about a year since I found my love of musicals? Wow. It seems like such a long time. It seems remarkable. You know, this is like what happened when I discovered the PBR once again. My dad always tells me how I always used to sing when I was a child. I remember it, too. I was always swinging and making up lyrics and belting them out. My dad always tried to encourage my other sister to sing with me *hehe* but she didn't. I look at that little girl and wonder what happened. It seemed that I was just a little more outgoing as a child than I am now. Nowadays, my dad is always trying to encourage me to sing out loud. I can't sing in front of anyone. I finally mustered up all the courage in my body to sing in front of my family and ask about singing lessons. (It was a long fallout and ordeal!) Now, I may be able to take lessons. Fingers crossed! You see, my mom and dad finally gave me the option to quit piano (long story) and I am 90% sure of quitting and trading that for singing and musical theatre. 

I haven't been watching the PBR at all. *Gasp*. It seems that with Luke off, I don't really feel the need to watch it anymore. That sounds weird, but it's true. Luke was my all-time favorite. When I rediscovered the PBR, the event was Last Cowboy Standing, which he won and I fell in love with the sport all over again. I mean, I have other favorites, but usually I skipped everyone to watch my favorites. Besides, recording 2 hours worth of bull riding which two events come on each week, I can't keep up with it. I check in often to see the stats and things, but without Luke Snyder, I don't know, it's not as exciting. He was just this little bubble of happiness, nearly always with a smile on his face (except when he didn't ride). I loved it. 

Okay, Love Never Dies might be going on Broadway! EEPPP! But, there is something sad about it. Andrew Lloyd Weber is *possibly* planning to kill of Erik instead of Christine! NOOOOO! If *Erik* dies, *I* might die. Seriously. Sierra Boggess might return for the role, but no one knows who's going to play Erik. I wish Ramin would do it. And Hadley Fraser would return for the role of Raoul. BUt it's probably not to be. *sob* "People worry about what happens to the child,” Lloyd Webber added. “That’s the feedback we’ve had. If we do change the ending, we could make it more comfortable for people.” If we did that to every musical (at least that I know about) then Erik and Christine would be together, none of the Barricade Boys would die and yeah. I mean, if you really want it the way the audience wants it, then let it just be another "meh" kind of musical. I think that Raoul should lose the bet and head back to France, along with Meg and Erik and Christine should stay together with Gustave in Coney Island. My opinion. 

So, we were so close to all the snow melting. We could see SO MUCH GRASS! And then God said "Let there be snow!"  and suddenly He starts to make a snow cone. I love snow, I don't mind it, but now it's getting just a tad out of hand. This is the biggest winter I have ever seen. It's unbelievable. 

Dancing With The Stars is on! Usually I don't watch it. I've only watched Ty Murray dance and that was on Youtube. But Meryl Davis and Charlie White are going to be dancing, competing against each other. I wonder who will make it to the end, or if they don't, I wonder who will go the distance. Also, if you grew up with the show "Full House" then you'll know who I'm talking about. I didn't but our dad introduced it to us a while ago. Candace Cameron Bure is on it too! She played DJ Tanner in the '90's show Full House. So I've got three dancers I've got my eyes on. 

I've been on phases of Frozen, POTO, Les Mis and The King and I. Like, majorly. 

Hm. I was just thinking about what an odd person I am. When I go to Youtube they have recommended videos. Whenever I look there I see some Les Mis videos, some Phantom videos, some OneRepublic, The King and I, Love Never Dies, some Blimey Cow, some country things, Frozen stuff, such a jumble of things. Phantom, Les Mis, Disney, OneRepublic, The King and I, Love Never Dies, Blimey Cow, Disney, yup, that's the way I roll. Oh, and throw in The Voice. 

Ugh. Not only am I boring you to death, I'm boring myself to death. So I'm logging off. 

Au Revoir!

What Is Your Favorite Musical, Disney Movie And Sport? What Phases Have You Been On?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Going Karimloo Krazy


Okay so this post is all about Ramin Karimloo. Because, I mean, let's just face it: Who wants Channing Tatum over Ramin Karimloo? He's all muscle and actor. That's about it. I truly do not find him as "hot" as everyone thinks he is. But then there's Ramin. Who sounds like an angel, who can act like nobody else, who is the best Erik, like, ever and I could go on, but I would bore all y'all to death.

Soooo, he is going to be in Les Misérables on Broadway starting tomorrow (I think) and I'm freaking out. He's playing Jean Valjean, and only people who actually know about Les Mis will know who he is. I AM HYPED!!! See, this is the only time where I wish I lived in New York across the street from where they do all the big productions. Like, I would do anything to get tickets in the front row to see Ramin Karimloo do Jean Valjean. Well, I take that back. I wouldn't' do anything like, you know, that would get me in trouble or jail ;) but I mean like, I can't believe I'm saying this (well that's a lie too, because I've already been to one) but I would give up PBR tickets to see Ramin Karimloo do the part of Valjean. I would. I really would.

The Phantom of the Opera

He is the only man who has starred in all three main character male parts. In the 2004 movie, he was Christine's father, and he has played Raoul and Erik. To me, he will always be Erik. I mean, if Gerald Butler tried to sing to me I would be like "Creep, get away from me!" If Ramin sang, I would be like "Oh my goodness. My angel of music!" I love the 25th Anniversary edition with Sierra Boggess and Hadley Fraser. I already mentioned that. I mean, he just has the voice, the acting skill, he has the feeling and emotion to the role. If a movie makes me cry, then it should win an Oscar. I mean, yeah. I was sobbing when Erik sang in the Final Lair "Christine, I love you." I was dying. I wanted to jump through the screen of my laptop and slap some sense into Christine. Well, I want to do that in any version, except the 2004 version. I'd abandoned both of them in that version. He holds a special place in my heart, just because he's the first Erik that I ever saw. I hadn't even seen The Phantom of the Opera and he was my first Phantom. So hopefully you can see my reason. 

Les Misérables

Oh my. Oh my. What can I say about him in this? He starred as Enjolras in Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Cast. He was EPIC! Thought I still like Aaron Tveit like 1/2% better, he was awesome. And of course with his buddy Hadley Fraser up there as Grantaire, it was even better. And now, he's going to be Jean Valjean in Les Mis this year! Oh my goodness, I am going to fangirl like crazy.

Love Never Dies

Well, I've only seen some taped parts of the show in shaky quality, but he is awesome! I love Ben Lewis just a little more, but he is still awesome. I just love his emotion. He still is the dark pitiful creature, but he still loves Christine with all his heart.

Now, I bet you're all wondering why I love him so much. I'll tell you why. He's got the voice of an angel, he's beyond an amazing actor, and yeah. As I mention above, he'll always have a special place in my heart for being my "first Erik". No one will be able to replace him.

So congrats to Ramin Karimloo! I'm totally hyped, despite not being able to see him. :'( P.S., if you all know a magical fairy who could make me the free-est person (schedule and time wise), get me front row seat tickets and backstage passes and free plane tickets, please send him/her to me! ;)

And now, some videos and photos for all of you!

Some Regulars



Yup, that's it.


Ramin and Sierra!

Awww, Ramin and his son



Some Phantom And Love Never Dies
No, no, no, I'm NOT crying. *sniffle* I have.... allergies


Oh Erik.... You break my heart.

I love them! RIERRA!


And Finally Some Les Misérables



Ramin as Enjolras


Colm Wilkinson and Ramin Karimloo

Some Videos:
















Have You Heard Of Ramin Karimloo? What Do You Like About Him The Most? What Is Your Favorite Song(s) That He Sings? 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bring In The Books: Chasing The Sun by Tracie Peterson


Hey everyone! Soooo, since my Bring In The Book Series I haven't done many of these at all. But, this was too good of a book to not write one of these on. 

Summary: 
Hannah Dandridge is a young woman who lives in Texas on a ranch with her younger brother, Andrew more likely to be called "Andrew" and her younger sister Martha "Marty". The story is set in the year of 1863, and the Civil War is in full swing. Hannah's father, a strong supporter of the Confederate gained the ranch because of that reason. But news has turned up that he his missing. Herbert Lockhart, Mr. Dandridge's partner is now trying to convince Hannah, whom he has loved for quite some time to marry him and move in with him, along with her two siblings. Hannah refuses. I mean, who would want to marrying someone who is twice their age, "Fat" in Marty's words and is "losin' all his hair", also in Marty's words. As you can probably already tell, Marty is quite a character. 
William Barnett is a wounded soldier who has arrived back at his home. Or so, what he thought was still his home. It turned out that his families ranch is now in the hands of a young headstrong beauty named Hannah Dandridge. William's family lost the ranch when they moved to the North to fight for the Union. He was injured in battle and now is returning home. He and Miss Dandridge butt heads over everything, but there's an undeniable attraction through all of their fights and seething teeth. 

Characters: 
Hannah Dandridge: A twenty-four year old unmarried woman who runs the ranch now. She used to live with her father, but he has since gone off and now is declared missing. She has two younger siblings, Andy and Marty, whom she cares for. She is extremely kind (well not really to William) and has a sharp tongue. I love Hannah because she's not your usual "damsel in distress". She's not the princess waiting in a tower singing "Someday my prince will come and we'll live happily ever after." Oh no, she takes things into her own hands. She can stand up for herself and she is strong. I loved her attitude. It was actually much like Hannah's in "The Messenger" that I reviewed in my series. She is very protective of Andy and Marty and will do anything to protect them and keep them safe.

William Barnett: A young wounded soldier who fought for the Union. He now finds himself shunned by the entire for being a traitor and fighting on the other side of the war. He comes home to his family ranch to see that it is being run by Hannah. He doesn't ever miss the chance to call out Hannah on her doings that he sees as "foolish" and "dangerous". He acts in a way like a father figure to Andy and Marty. 

Juanita: Hannah's Mexican maid/cook. Despite working for Hannah, she's more of a friend. Her husband and children live with Hannah on the ranch. She's often there with tortillas and advice, and perhaps a shoulder to lean on. Overall, I loved her. She was such a nice side character! 

Herbert Lockhart: John Dandrige's business partner. He is a greedy man who tries to convince Hannah to marry him so that he can "take care of her and the children". He's a nasty character. Didn't like him one bit. 

Andrew "Andy" Dandridge: Eight years old with a heart of gold, Andy considers himself the man of the house before William arrives. Though he is young, he is a big help and always very caring. He always defends his family and is a great little brother. He immediately takes a liking to William and looks up to him in many ways. 

Martha "Marty" Dandrige: Marty is five years old and has a habit of telling lies. Though Hannah tries often to correct that and teach her the truth from a lie, sometimes it doesn't go into the brain. :) But she ends up telling more truths than lies in the end, with Andy as her witness and back-up. 

This was such a good book. I love the way Hannah and William butted heads. I mean, they did not like each other at all when they first met! As this is a Christian romance, you can probably guess what happens to them. 

Review: 
This book..... THIS BOOK! I could not put it down. I read all 347 pages in one day. Like, I'm sewing a '50's dress for my sister Samantha for the investor panel that we're going to in April for our entrepreneur class. I mean, I sewed in a zipper wrong and had to the out the stitches. Here's how my afternoon went: 
2 minutes of un-stitching
10 minutes of reading
2 minutes of un-stitching
10 minutes of reading
1 minute of un-stitching 
15 minutes of reading
20 seconds of un-stitching
15 minutes of reading
As you can see, I spent more time reading than doing what I really have to do before a deadline. That's how good it was. I loved the characters the most. They weren't one sided and they weren't boring or incomplete. Everyone had their strengths and weaknesses. There were only a few boring parts, but most of them contained Mr. Lockhart. The modesty level of the romance was awesome. There wasn't much more than a couple kisses and Andy telling William that he needs to know how to lace up Hannah's corset. William teases him that Hannah will teach him, instead. That's pretty much it. Hannah is a kind character, who believes more in peace and friendship than war and hatred. She makes friends with the Comanche Indians when they nurse a young Comanche boy back to health and even goes to their village to cure their small-pox that has taken the lives of many in the village. William is a man who struggles with the Lord, as he feels that God has abandoned him, while Hannah relies on God to get her through this confusing time in her life. Andy and Marty are adorable and they are great side characters along with Juanita. 

Overall, I give this book 5 stars. There was nothing that I didn't like about it. Well, I'll slim it down to 4 3/4 because no book is perfect, except The Bible. So, there you have it! One of the greatest Christian romance books I've ever read! This is Book 1 of the Land Of The Lone Star Series. I plan to read the others, I'm just really glad that I read book one before all the rest! 

Have You Ever Read This Book? Give It A Rating! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

STOP S.O.P.A!!!


Hey guys. This will be a short post of my utter ramblings. Please go here and sign this petition. The picture above explains everything. It goes for all fandoms. Not just Phantom or Les Mis fandoms. It goes for things like Twilight and The Hunger Games and Harry Potter and Divergent stuff. If this thing doesn't get enough signatures kiss all fan-art, fan-fiction and all kinds of fan-videos goodbye. Just think: ALL OF IT IS GOING BYE-BYE!!!!

This makes me mad. Not because we're banning fangirls from their creativity, but the fact that this (understand me when I say this) so-called "law" IS SO STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry for the use of too many explanation points. But it is. Why can't Obama and the government focus on more important things? Like making laws that every soldier who comes home from fighting for OUR freedom gets their job back, or gets A job? Like out of everything that we could do it improve the world by making laws against soothing, we choose THIS? IT IS UTTERLY RIDICULOUS!  It makes my blood boil.

Despite me thinking how this is so stupid, I don't want my fan-ficiton to be illegal, or anyone else's. Seriously, who agrees with me? Anyhow, please go sign the petition. We need about 38,000 more by March 19th of THIS YEAR. It's a ridiculous goal, but please go and sign. Then we can go another peaceful year without having to worrying about this stupid law that comes around every year!

Please Go And Sign This Petition And Pass The Word Around! We Can Do It!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

On My Mind Lately


~life~
~the future~
~Downton Abbey~
~The Phantom of the Opera~
~Boring Books~
~winter~
~spring~
~allergies~
~school~
~summer~
~failure~
~Frozen~
~It's Time by Imagine Dragons~
~"The King And I"~
~Broadway~
~singing~
~Direct TV (grrrr)~
~bull riding~
~Luke Snyder~
~Sierra Boggess~
~Ramin Karimloo~
~Fan-fiction~
~Pinterest buddies~
~the future of this blog~
~this country~
~Casting Crowns~
~old music~
~good music~
~The Sound Of Music~
~my bucket list~
~Paris, France~
~God~
~the Bible~
~snow~
~life's hardest decisions~
~"People are going to hate you. Whether it be your siblings, your parents, people at school or total strangers. Sometimes you have to turn your nose up and walk on."~
~depression~
~"For The First Time In Forever Reprise"~
~"Dear Hollywood" by Anthem Lights~
~"The Shah's Gift"~

Lame Post, I Know. But, Just A Few Things On My Mind....

Friday, March 7, 2014

I've Been Nominated!......Twice!!!

Sooo, all of a sudden, I got onto my Blogger dashboard.... And I saw I had a comment. I hadn't gotten a post out in a while, so I was like 'What is this?'. To my utter surprise and delight, the lovely Lady Éowyn had nominated me for the "Sunflower Blogger Award"! 




I was thrilled and rather surprised! So, here I am to answer questions and tag people.... That's going to be hard..... I don't know that many bloggers (those who haven't been nominated yet!) to choose from. 

The rules are to share 11 facts about yourself, set questions to your nominations and nominate 11 bloggers. So, without further ado, here we go: 

FACTS: 

  • I love the cold
  • I sleep on top of my bed instead of in my covers
  • I am soon to be the CEO of my own company
  • I have a phobia of mold (and I'm allergic to it!)
  • I'm on a current phase of OneRepublic and Frozen
  • I love gum (I chew one piece or maybe two each day) (It also helps to tide your over when you're hungry)
  • I am fascinated by the sky. I take countless pictures of clouds. You can probably tell from my life segments
  • I love the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" (TOTALLY AWESOME)
  • I can't do anything without music (I don't really like not listening to music in school, but I get distracted) (I listen to it when I blog, when I'm on Pinterest, for goodness sake, I burn my iPhone battery by just listening to music!)
  • I'm right-handed
  • I'm not even 5 feet tall yet and I'm pretty much done growing

Here are Lady Éowyn's questions: 

Are you a blueberry or strawberry girl, i.e. which berry do you prefer?
I am not a healthy person. I do not like anything healthy except raw carrots, watermelon, apples, oranges, grapes, clementines on rare occasions and that's it...... and corn. Corn is a grain though, but still. So, I can't answer this. I don't like either unless they are in a smoothie. Then, I can't taste it (thank the good Lord!)
What is the most chilling book you have ever read?
Um, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Yep, mostly Phantom....
Would you rather travel to Asia or Europe?
Okay, understand me, though I seem crazy. I am adopted, as I mentioned from China. But here's the deal: I have no interest in my culture or my heritage. Sorry, but, yeah, not too sorry. The only thing I like about my culture is the food (duh) and the tea. My mom and dad wanted me to learn Chinese.... I stopped. I'm taking French right now. I'd rather go to France, London and Ireland than Asia. That's just me. 
Do you like to dance and if so what form?
I. Do. Not. Dance. I can't dance. But, if I did, I would want to do ballroom. It's nice and classy. Better find me a man to dance with then. :0
What is one of the books of the Bible you are currently reading?
I am currently reading Leviticus. I am trying to read the Bible all the way through. I'm at a snails pace though... 

And for my nominees I only picked 6, because that's all I had (sorry! everyone else had been nominated!): 


Here are your questions: 
Favorite animal?
Ice cream or frozen yogurt?
Fruits or vegetables?
Books or movies?
Favorite Barricade Boy? 
Favorite Musical?
Favorite Band/Artist?
Favorite TV show?
Sweet or Sour?
If you were to go back in time would you go to the 19th or 20th century?
Meet one literary person, who would it be?


And now, I was nominated a second time by the lovely Natalie for the "Sunshine Award". 



Gah, two nominations and less than three days? Goodness! Alrighty, here is the questions: 

1. What would you do on a rainy (but not stormy) day?
Hm. Read, blog, something in that sort.
2. Heels or flats?
Ummmm, neither..... I don't really like flats. Heels I would fall on my face and break my neck in... But if I had to pick between the two, I would say flats. I really would like my cowboy boots better. (Yes, their worn and scuffed on the toes, but I don't care! It doesn't stop me from wearing them!)
3. Is there any particular music/song that ever gives you chills from the beauty or inspiration of it?
I'm glad you asked, Natalie. And yes, there is... 
"Dear Hollywood" by Anthem Lights this song, well, everyone in Hollywood needs to listen to it. 
"Before The Performance" by Love Never Dies Australian Cast The strings in the songs, Ben Lewis' voice mixed, in Oh. My. Goodness. I can't get enough of this song. I mean, I can listen to it on repeat and not get tired of it after the 20th time. 
 "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel This song, I feel like this song. No, I don't have magical powers, but there are times where I feel like Elsa and I really just want to let it go. 
"For The First Time In Forever (Reprise)" Idina's vocalizing when she goes "I can't!" at the end. The best part ever! Well, all her parts are awesome... 
"Dead Come To Life" by Jonathan Thulin This is such a good song. Though the video is long, I encourage you to watch or at least listen to it all. It is amazing, trust me!
"Life In Color" by OneRepublic Aw, this song is awesome. I love OneRepublic. They don't sing bad songs, but they aren't like everyone other band who only sings about love. They sing about something, which it really nice and refreshing. 
4. Would you find a mud battle hilariously fun or positively gross?
I wouldn't find it fun if I was pushed in, or wasn't aware that I was going to do it. But if I knew, I would dive it and have a lot of fun. Just as long as it is not unexpected. 
5. Is there anything you feel God has taught you over the past year?
Nope. Because He's still teachin' me everything! But, if I had to pick something, and it's still something that I am learning, it is, that my future is in HIS hands and it is HIS timing, not mine. So I think something He has been teaching me is patience. You can't rush everything in life, no matter how badly you want it to happen. 
6. Favorite sidekick/best friend character from literature?
Hm. I would say Erik, but I don't feel like being his accomplice. He'd be my friend, but my sidekick would probably be Joly or Jehan. (Don't ask me to pick between them)
7. What do you like to do for exercise?
I don't like to exercise. But if I do, I guess walk. But I have to watch something or listen to music. It's boring just working out. 
8. A favorite movie/TV show nobody would expect you to like?
Hm.... As I said above, "The Shawshank Redemption". One of the best movies ever!!! I think that people think that all home-schoolers are the stereotype ones who only wear dresses or skirts, who haven't seen anything of a PG rated movie and stuff. (I WILL have a post on this soon) But I've seen many movies over PG. And this would be one of the best ones ever! 
9. E-mailing, telephoning, texting, or snail mail?
Well, I don't text.... I don't call anyone unless it's my parents..... I don't know what snail mail is.. If it's letters, I don't get any. So I guess emailing. I don't email anyone but me.... But I do get notifications when FanFiction.net stories update. I'm not a social bee. I'm an introvert.
10. Describe your dream dress:
Here's three pictures, because I couldn't choose one: 





11. Favorite Biblical name?
For girls, ummmm, I have no clue. Hannah, Rachel, Mary, Esther, Hadassah. For boy names, Samuel, Luke, Matthew, Levi, yeah. I promised myself that my first baby boy would be named Samuel Levi, since Hannah in the Bible had her first son and named him Samuel. My future husband will have to get over that..... ;) 

My nominees are: 

And, ladies, here are your questions: 
Dogs or cats? 
Eponine or Cosette?
What is your favorite kind of cultural food? (Chinese, Mexican, Italian)
One dream role on Broadway? (yes one!)
"One Day More" or "Do You Hear The People Sing?"
"The Phantom of the Opera" or "Love Never Dies"? 
Favorite Book?
What would your ideal first date be?
Where do you find the most beauty of God's creation? (sky, trees, your own home, etc.)
Iced tea or lemonade? 
Who are some of your favorite blogger friends?

Alright, have fun filling all these out! If you've been tagged already, so sorry! Tagging 11 people makes the trip go round faster! Thanks to Lady Éowyn and Natalie for nominating me! 

Au Revoir!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

It's Out!


Okay, so I told everyone my internet was going out. WELL IT'S NOT!! Thank the good Lord. Anyways, we're switching servers and stuff, so we thought we would be out of internet for a week. Anyways, we're not!

I told everyone that next week, I would have my fan fiction out. Well, it's out today! At least the first chapter. Pray that I did it right! So go to FanFiction.net, and type in Broken Strings and Shattered Dreams! Don't freak when it says it's by Savannah White. If you have read my Writings On The White Fence, that is my pen name. PM (Private Message) me if you have questions or such.

P.S., it won't show or be shown when you look it up for about four or so hours, so don't freak out if you look it up now and it's not there.

I Hope That You All Love My Story. If You Don't, Well, Thanks For Giving It A Try!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hey Guys! Phan-Fiction Announcement!


Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know that my Phantom phan-fiction will be going out extremely soon. I believe I will post once a week, so not to rush the story completely. I will not be posting it on here, for then this blog would be filled with just phan-fiction. So go to Fanfiction.net and look for a story called "Broken Strings and Shattered Dreams", the author is Savannah White. It should be coming out every Tuesday. It will start not this Tuesday but hopefully next Tuesday. I hope that you all like it! I'll tell you a little bit about it. 


  • Erik does not kill anyone in my book. He almost does, but (chuckle) he doesn't. 
  • There *are* some parts that are from the musical and the book, but most of this is from me
  • This is not an E/C phan-fiction
Now, I know some of my readers might be interested in reading my work, but don't know a thing about Phantom or anything. So I'm posting some links to Wikipedia for you to read, so that you can grasp the story and follow along without having to read the book or see the musical. 

The Phantom of the Opera (book)
The Phantom of the Opera (Musical) (That is what version I am going by when I mention parts of the musical)
Erik (The character)
Christine Daaé (The character)
Raoul Vicomte de Chagny (the Character)
Persian (the Character)
Madame Giry (the character)
Meg Giry (the character)

Yep, that should pretty much cover all that you need to know. I sincerely hope that you enjoy it! 

WARNING: Our internet and TV will be out for a week, so farewell for a time! 

Au Revoir! Have a wonderful week!