Monday, January 03, 2011

School's back...(this post is hardly about school)

And I'm sick, so I don't think I'll be going back tomorrow... But my mom said she'd drop my homework off tomorrow, so I don't have to worry about that not being handed in, and I'll miss the beginning of writing our Research Papers in English, so I'll be behind the class, but I'm a pretty fast writer, I'm writing a very familiar topic, and I have a prep that I can go in on and finish writing, so I don't mind.
Usually, I always have my iPod for school too. I lost that three weeks ago. But I haven't even bothered looking for it yet, so it could be easy to find... then again, I cleaned my room and never saw it... It must be somewhere else in the house. XD Or on the bookshelves I haven't organized, or under/behind my bed. I'll look tomorrow.
I got all of my homework done, which is really good. I honestly never expected to get here.
Soon, I have to start preparing for exams, I have one in English and one in Biology. I think they'll both be easy, though. I remember most of everything we learned.
According to a Facebook friend of mine, today is J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday. That's pretty cool. I started reading the Lord of The Rings books a while ago, and stopped midway through the first book (something I'm horrible for doing) because I got new books and wanted to read them. I have at least 20 books that I am half finished, and another 80 or so to read. And about 10 missing, or at my cousins. I probably have about 6 of her books here too. In total I have about 210 books, and desperatly need a new bookshelf, mine just don't fit them all, and I am planning on getting more soon. I love books. I love reading too, but I never have time for it anymore. Same with writing. They're two of my most favourite things, and I don't have time for either. I actually spend a lot of my free time playing Chess and Minesweeper.... Oh and just thinking, which I can literally do for hours, or all day, and not get bored for one second.
But reading and writing are more productive than thinking, usually.
My favourite series is the Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine. Myrnin's my favourite character!
The series is about a 16 year old prodigy named Claire Danvers who goes to Texas Prarie University to get adjusted to university life before heading off to bigger and better schools, but she ends up knowing too much, and learning all of the towns secrets, such as the vampires, and getting too involved in the town and is forced to become a member and live there. Myrnin, by the way, is Claire's mad scientist boss, who happens to be a vampire.
I also like the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott, the Night World series by L.J. Smith, The Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Crank and Impulse (the only ones I've read so far) by Ellen Hopkins, Go Ask Alice by "Anonymous," Prey by Lurlean McDaniel, Remember Me by Christopher Pike, The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx, Cut by Patricia McCormick (probably spelled that wrong).
Those are my favourites that I can think of right now, there are more though.
There are also tons more books that I really want to read, like Shiver, Willow, Wintergirls, Hilary Duff's book, Fallen, and a bunch of others. I don't know the authors names though...
Johnny was here again today. After he left I was worried about him not driving home safely; I read earlier on Facebook that the rode he lives on isn't in a very good condition, but I think he's a safe driver, he always seems to be, and hopefully he is. And they road he lives on, well, it's a "Highway" but it is much more of a road. My school's on that road, all three of the school's I've been to are, actually, and my father's house is, and well, lots of houses.
I didn't get to sleep until 4:00 or later this morning, and I got up at 10:34 I think. I had a bad dream the night before, so I was worried about having on again last night, so I was afraid to sleep. This happens to me more than I'd like to admit. I love sleeping, but I'm also terrified of it too. I've had nightmares my entire life, it used to be nightly, and now it's every few weeks, but when I have them, I usually have them for several nights in a row. Almost all of them are about wild animals too. They've always been about wild animals, ever since I started having them when I was six.
I used to hear coyotes howling at night when I lived with only my mom in the house my father now lives in. No one else ever heard them. I could never sleep alone when I was younger. I either slept with my mom, or shared a room with Brady when at my fathers. I honestly stopped sleeping with my mom whenever possible in Grade 9 or 10. In my fathers house, I've always had to sleep alone, and that was horrible. I was terrified every night. I still hate sleeping there alone. When at my mothers, I can sleep alone, but I prefer either a human or my cat Jacob to be with me. I also sleep with a blanket I've had since I was six and a night light on, and last night the tv on a childrens station, in case I woke up in the middle of the night, so I'd wake up to Rollie Pollie Ollie rather than monsters that are only in my mind.
If it weren't for the coyotes howling when I was six, I don't think I'd be this afraid, and they are still the main thing that scares me about night time. But apparently as a toddler, I'd tell my mom I used to always see an old man in my room at night, and my father's house is thought to be haunted by an old family friend who lived there before we bought it. He died there. I know some people are skeptical, or don't believe in ghosts, but I do, and I think it's completely possible that the place is haunted, I don't fear Richard, the man who lived there, though. My whole family believes it's haunted too. It was also apparently a small hospital or something a long time ago, so apparently a lot of people died in it then, and my grandfather passed away there as well.
I really do like the house, but I'm terrified there at night, or when I'm alone. I grew up in that house, it's the first house I've ever lived in, and one of my parents has always lived there since my birth. My grandmother and aunt both lived there as well, when my aunt was my age.
Anyways, I did not at all expect to write any of what I just wrote, and I'm going to go now, and hopefully soon go to sleep.


  1. Wow. That is a lot.

    I actually started reading J.R.R Tolkien's books after I got into the Lord Of The Rings movies. I'm one of those geeky guys who likes fantasy and sci-fi and wants to know everything about a certain franchise or whatever. You know? Anyway, first I read The Hobbit, which tells the story about Frodo's uncle and how he got the ring. Then I wanted to read the LOTR books, and finished the first, but about halfway through the second I stopped, because it was SO BORING. Seriously, it just goes on with boring details. Disappointing.

    But you should read The Hobbit if you ever get the chance. It's a much lighter read than LOTR but still has the same feel.

    I don't really have much to say about the rest of your post, except that I don't have an opinion about if ghosts exist or not, but I admit there is a fair chance of something similar existing in your father's house.

    Hope you sleep well!

  2. I think the same thing happened to a friend of mine, I know she stopped midway through the second book, but I'm really hoping to get through the series. I've never watched all of the movies, I don't think. But I'd much rather read a book than watch a movie. Like, The Kite Runner, I found the book was really good, but the movie was almost painful to watch, I found it so horrible. If I didn't read the book first, I never would have understood the movie.
    My favourite teacher suggested, last year, that I read The Hobbit too, I never got around to it though. I really need to get more books soon, a lot of the ones I have I just dont feel like reading, other than the ones I've already read.
    XD I could talk about books for hours...
    As for sleeping, it was probably the best sleep I've had in the last month, that I had while sleeping alone. From 1 or 2 am, until 8:30 am...
    Hopefully I sleep better tonight, I might...I'm tired. XD

  3. so, i completely get what you mean by seeing things, because after my dad passed i swore i saw him everywhere. i always brushed it off thinking it was just my mind missing him.
    but then again since he passed my sisters and i have the weirdest dreams about him...
    Also, i am terrified of the dark... bad choice to live in alaska considering in the winter time its dark 24 hours a day. so i sleep with the light on, and a special blanket when im super scared..
    just wanted you to know you're not alone.

  4. I've had a lot of relatives pass away so far in my life, I don't remember having dreams about most of them passing away, though I may have. But, last year, when my great grandmother passed away, I did have a really disturbing dream about that, so I can slightly relate to the weird dreams.
    I would never be able to live in Alaska for that reason. XD Going outside in the dark is usually horrible for me, same with when the power goes out at night. I almost always freak out completely. Sometimes it's not so bad though.

  5. so do I!!!
    one time the power went out while i was in the shower... i was so scared and i had shampoo in my hair!!!