Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Match Me If You Can

This is a romantic comedy book. It stars Annabelle Granger, and Heath Champion. Annabelle is a big time screw up, she comes from a very successful, rich and well known family. Annabelle has just taken over her deceased grangmother's match making buisness and lives at her Grandma's old house but unfortanetly Anna has no expierience or training in the area. Heath is a goodlooking guy who grew up in the trailor parks but is now filthy rich and successful through hard work. Heath is a work obsessed but decides to hire a match maker so he can complete his life schedule of being married before a certain age and starting a family. He wants a successful, pretty and strong woman to be a perfect trophy wife no love required, he just wants the position filled. By the way Heath is one of the most predominant sports agents around. Heath hire Portia Powers to match him but decides to hire Annabelle too after she practicall begs him. Heath and Annabelle become fast friends and he soon changes her job to simply sitting in on all his ten minute matches if their her matches or Portia's because she is good at creating a converstional mood and quickly getting rid of rejects. Portia who is a very strict and professional woman hates this but has to comply to her clients wishes. Heath is trying to land a big client Dean the football star but because the athletes coach like person hates Heath's guts Dean doesn't want to get involved (due to a bad dating expierience) Dean finds out that Annabelle is friends with Dean's coachish and tries to use her to improve their relationship so he can land his client. Throughout this Heath and Annabelle's relationship strengthens and Heath often drops by her house and is filled with sexual tension. Heath decides to accompany Annabelle on a woods retreat that involves the coachish person. Over the retreat Annabelle and him share a cabin and as you can guess the inevitable happens. Annabelle is conflicted because she's supposed to be matching him with someone but soon decides it's okay shell see Heath married anyway and be done with it. Heath is slightly offended she brushed him aside so easily but after seeing how well she interacts with all his athletic clientelle he comes to the stunning revelation that Annabelle is actually the perfect trophy wife hes been lokking for.After he meets Annabelle's successful family he immediatly loves them and decides to propose to Annabelle. Annabell upon being proposed to by Heath is very mad, she thinks she only wants her because she loves her family and is well aquainted with his wish for nothing more than a trophy wife and doesn't want to live in a marriage without love. Once Heath fails to say I love you Annabelle storms out. Heath soon latter realizes he does actually love Annabelle but cant find her to tell her. He has to brave her overprotective book club to find out where she is and skips work for the first time to locate her. He finds her tells her and she doesn't believe hi at first but after awhile she coes around and then you can guess how they celebrate. They get married and it ends with a flash forward where the have a baby son and everyone is happy.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Because I already wrote an extremely long blog about Harry Potter I will now write about Pokemon. I was feeling particularly bored today after I was kicked out of the basement and away from the computer (located in the basement) so I did what any mature highschooler would and decided to dust of my gameboy and play some Pokemon. I was aslways and continue to be a impatient pokemon trainer. I could never train my pokemon for long periods of time so they could rack up expierience or wander in the caves until I battled my way out. If things got too hard or took too long I would deem it impossible and hand the gameboy to my sister to complete. So it was no surprise when I picked up two different games one of them mine where I was currently stuck in a cave I never fought my way out of and had a handful of weak pokemon. The other game was my sisters and the whole game was already done and her pokemon were all extremely rare and unbelievably strong. Discouraged after comparing the two I folowed my usual methods and erased my game entirely rather than working it out and started a new one that will inevitably be erased latter after I once again get impatient. Creating new beginings is always the most fun part to me, the making up names and finding new pokemon I just bore of it after a while and start a new game. In my whole life I think Iv'e onlty completed a whole game of Pokemon three times which is crazy if you take into account how obsessed I was about it when I was a kid. Everyday when my sister and I got home from school we would watch pokemon and I still have alol my pokemon cards, which I now want to get rid of but since it went out of wtyle so quickly no one wants them.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Harry Potter

I wont bother describing the story plot or explaining the characters of Harry Potter to you because unless your a complete shut in who hates all things good in this world you already have read, watched or just know what Harry Potter is all about. I loved this series but am not a fanatic like some people I know. I can read the books with quiet appreciation but feel no overwhelming urge to shout out my love for the series to anyone who listens or wear clothing that sports young Mr. Potter and Severus Snape leaving no doubt to all who bear witness to my ensemble of my profound love for this piece of teenage literature. Although I enjoyed the series I somewhat hated the end, I was happy Harry was able to defeat Voldemort and all but was upset that one of the Weasley twins and Professor Lupen had to die. It was also upsetting that Dumbledor hadn't been quite the sweet quirky old man I thought him to be. I am not stupid and I know it would be ignorant of me to believe that you can have a all out battle with the dark lord and his minnions without a few casualties, even more stupid than believing in a school of witchcraft and wizardry in the first place, but if you had to kill someone I would of rather they killed of Neavil,Cho and if you had to kill someone in the Weasley family definetly Ginny, along with a assortment of secondary characters instead of one of the Weasley twins and Professor Lupin (especiallu the weasley twin). Other than that it pissed me off that Harry ended up with Ginny she used to be just a star struck fan of his, NEVER marry the fan girl!!! That is a definite rule and she's like a year or two younger than him I'd rather he end up with Cho! I'd rather J.K. Rowling had the dark Lord kill of Ginny in place of her brother to prevent the future matrimony of her and Harry. Oh and I'm rethinkin havind Cho killed she has to stay alive so she can fill Ginny's place. Another thing about the end that pissed me off was that they never say what Harry's job is in the futre, did he becaome and auror or whatever that is that slays bad things or some other job Professional Quiditch player perhaps? We'll never know!:( If I had to rewrite the end I might not have had him grow up at all just leave the end of him getting the girl after a long hard battle maybe skip ahead a few weeks and end it on a celebration where he is immortalized as a hero, I don't want him to grow up he has to stay young and promising for the rest f my life or I can think he is if the books ends with him still young and promising. It's harder to pretend he is still a infamous teenager when she ends with him being an adult with children.
It was always a battle to get hold of the Harry Potter books, I am a fast reader but so is my sister and father and we all were vying to be the first to read the book. When ever a new book came out my Mother would come home one day without prior notice she was going to buy the book and toss it on the table to see who got to it first. It was usually my sister but as soon as she set it down my dad would pick it up and get a good chunk of it read too but would soon have to set it down due to all the whinning my sister was aiming at him once she found out she no longer had possession of the book. I would usually sit back and let them duel it out but always quick to jump in if I ever found the book laying around ungaurded. My sister would finish within a day or two at most and then my father was next in line having already read half from the short periods of time my sister had left it out he would be done by the ned of the day or within twelve hours. i would then recieve the book and take precisely two days to finish the book with no one trying to steal it form me in the middle. We all be done befor the weeks end. This was the routing with every book except for the earlier ones because they were ahorter than the last ones we all finished them quicker.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Annoying books

There is absolutely nothing I hate more than a novel about teenage romance where the girl doesn't get the guy. It is almost as bad when there's two guys one hot and one loser and the girl chooses the geek because he's got a better personality.What crap is this?! Seriously anyone can get a geek I want to read about a petty romance where a hot guy that everyone want fall for a unlikely girl and the both live happilly ever after or untill the book ends. The whole point of reading those books is to be transported to a place where the impossible can happen and you can dream that maybe just maybe you can bag a hottie liek that.That is bad enough but it's even worse when she doesn't get the guy at all. Usually becayse she finds out the guy while being gorgeous is also a jerk. No! No! When I read that type of books all hot guys are nice, gallant, committed,entertaining, gentlemen. Whats even worse is if the whole book it leads you on makes you ooh and ahh over the ideal romance cringe with jealosy but then all of a sudden towards the end way too late for you to quit reading they discover hes a jerk and end the book alone. My aversion toward theese endings may have something to do with that I am of the mentality that how the story ends is how the characters are forever. They are eternally stuck in a state of bliss and contentment or misery and independence hoping things will get better. no things wont get better that was the last page there is nop more story or time for you to find your sould mate you sre stuck alone forever.

Jodi Piccolt

I have noticed similarities between this and My Sister's Keeper. She likes to bring law suits in her books (every single book shes written that I've read have included court) and both father mother and neglected sibling figures are all the same. Both fathers worked for the government in lifesaving jobs with low pay and were having financial issues. Both mothers were over bearing jpbless odue to the demading needs of their ill child and agressive villian characters. The fathers playing the gallant hero where in both books went against their wives in court. The difference between the siblings was My Sister's Keeper centered around one of the neglected siblings while Handle With Care centered around the ailing child that took away all the attention. In both stories I fell in lovbe with teh mothers and hated the fathers. Even the ends were similar she brings the story to a close and then kills the when or who your least expecting her to. That B*th! I mean what is her fixation on death why cant she have a happy end?! It's getting to the point where I think she just kills off a important charater vital to the stories happiness just to keep up appearences. It's no longer adding significance to the story thickening the plot or making it a beutiful mixture of delicate tradgedy, now it's just pointless and instead of leaving you in tears at the end due to its tragic beuty it leaves you crying tears of rage and cussing at Jodi. I enjoy Jodi Piccolts novvels but her endings are just getting to be too much for me.

Handle With Care

This was by Jodi Poccolt so it was well written and entertaining but also had her signature depressing ending. Handle with Care is about a girl born with OI. OI stands for osteo something something basically all you need to know in the end is that it's a disease with no cure and it makes your bones so thin and fragile that they can break as easily as dry sphegetti. Like the girl in the book has stage three and it also prevents her from growing over 4"1" or something like that also due to the frequency of the breaks and her fragile bones she always wears braces needs a wheel chair and is often put in a uncomfortable full doy cast or at least it goes from the ribs past her legs. Because of all Willow's medical needs (thats her name) her parents are stripped for cash. Willow has a older sister who is always ignored because WIllow demands so much attention and her father works as a police. Basically Willow's mom used to be best friends with her baby doctor but being desperate for money she starts a law suit against her (piper) suing her for all of WIllow's medical expenses under the pretenses of wrongful birth. Basically that Piper didn't identify that the baby had OI soon enough so she could get an abortion. Her husband is dead against it and after she goes ahead with it any way he decides to jump sides and defend Piper against the law suit. Amelia her sister is having issues dealing with everything and becomes bulimic and a cutter, until Willow sees her cutting and tries to herself and almost kills herself in the pocess. Then Sean (the dad) finds out and gets Amelia help. The Lawsuit is hard on everyone Sean and the mother(I don't remember her name) are getting a divorce (they never go through with it though) and Willow has all her many breaks in between but iin the end The mom wins the law suit and Sean decides to stay and work things out. They made uup after they stayed the night together with WIllow at the hospital after she had a particularly bad break that required surgery. In the very, very end WIllow is supposed to go out and fetch Amelia so they can all go to a movie together (she had been break free for the longest time ever in her life) and she gets distracted by a frozen pond and decides to walk on it. The pond breaks and she drowns. This was the worst ending stupid it made me more mad than sad. I mean this was literally the last five pages.WT#@@!! That was so random!!! The whole book had been about how fragile she was and she could easily die in like ten other ways none that included drowniing!? What were you thinking she didn't even work up to it it was just killing for killings sake! They got the money to raise her and now she died from reason that didn't include her disease. Why did she decide to walk on the water!? There was no logical explanation I officially hate Jodi Piccolt.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What a stupid jogger!

So this happened just this past week. It was the one day this week that it was below freezing in the morning and you were required to actually scrape your windows. I being of a lazy dispostion and running slightly late failed to properly clear my right window (this was the biggest instigator to the incedent) half my front window and all my left window. I had had to stop on the side of our private dirve by the stop sign leading to the main road to rescrape all my windos becaus the were once again forming a thin layer of ice. This naturally put me even more behind schdule so when I pulled out to the stop sign I looked lef for oncoming traffic and jetted out. I wouldn't have noticed anything if it weren't for the loud prfanity aimed towrds my car. I braked and looked right through a baddly scraped off right window at a very angry jogger. He was as mad as I have ever seen anyone and based on his proximity I'd have to say that I came dangerously close to hitting him. He was waving his arms screaming "what the HELL!@!!!#!!" WHAT THE HELL@##$%??!!!!!!!!" and inbetween the frequent cussing delivering a self riteous message about pulling out with out looking. He was so close to my door and slightly banging on the door that was locked thank god! I was scared out of my mind of him and I believe if I didn't kill him he was going to kill me. I screamed a quick apology through the door there was no way I was actually opening a window and sped off. Leaving him to finish his jog.

2nd Library trouble

This one was a little more dramatic than my first and a litlle bit more dangerous too. First of all it happened when I had my foriegn exchange student over and was taking her to the library, of course this time I had successfully arrived at the library took my time browsing and had plenty of books even though it doesn't really apply with the story. On the way back I missed my single turn similarly to the first time but with more traumatic reprecussions. I stupidly kept on going straight waiting for something to pop out of seem familiar even though I could clearly tell that I should have been home by now and the area was progressively becoming more shady and dark. I kept going still thinking that okay after this block therell be the road that leads me home but it never came and I kept thinking it would as the situation kept on getting worse. I eventually came to my sense4s and said I had to turn around but in my panic I failed to realize I was now on a one way and pulled into a quick driveway oulled back out and started heading up the way I came the wrong direction up a one way. For Airi's (my foriegn exchange student)part she was quiet the whole time she didn't even scream when a car started coming at us head on. Luckily there was a small parkinglot just to my right that I was able to quickly slip into with a minimum amount of honking (we were the only two on the road at the time). After I caught my breath I headed back on the road the right direction this time so I was then forced to go farther in the wrong direction until I could turn off the one way. I was able to spot a gas station slash laundromat (they were connected) that were lkocated near the sip and stir (a bar) and I pulled in parked and called my dad. My phone was fully charged this time! I described my surrounding to him and he was able to deduce that I had somehow managegs to get all the way to first Ave. Downtown Cedar Rapids form Hiawatha. He had to come all the way down there and we folowed him back home. When esplaing top my parent how exactly I got there which I am still kind of fuzzy on and sparing no detail I might of missed out the one way incedent and since Airi had very litle way to communicate I wan't too worried about her spilling it even though I should have been. She tried to tell my parent about it later but all she could say was one way and I pretended to be just as confused as my parents and didn't properly translate. Latter though when some frinds came over and I had had to retell the story Airi wanting to add her part drew a nice picture of my truck going the wrong way up a one way. The picture was soon shared with my parents and I was banned from driving to the library by myself untill I had properly gone with a parent a couple times. I have since then had five successful solo trips to the Hiawatha library.

!st library trouble

So I think I will go back to driving for however many blogs it takes to bring you up to date with my latest and greatest driving excapades. To begin I need to alaborate how simple it is to get to the Hiawatha library and back from my house, you just go straight and take one left turn till you get there vice versa for the way back. But I believe I have mentioned before i lack directional sense and the first time I tried to get there by myself I managed to get terribly loss but not as badly lost as I got the second time (yes there was a second time). I somehow miss my one turn and the long short of it end up driving around Cedar Rapids for a half hour waste a quarter tank of of gas untill I miraculously find myself at my church which happens to be on the total opposite side of town than than my intended destination. I was seriously scared out of my mind the whole time everything was dark and the buildings were all lighted up so I couldn't recognize them. All around me were roads that seemed familiar of right and I knew that if i followed the road it would lead me to somewhere I'd been before or was familiar with but I couldn't remember where. My phone had convieniently died so there was no way I could contact my parents for help, luckily I was able to drive calm and collecetedly despite my raging fears and I admit there were tears of confusion and frustration mixed in too. I drove on instinct I think at one point I ended up at my pino teachers house but like I mentioned earlier I ultimately ended up at the church and was then able to get home. After being properly comforted by my parents my mother agreed to take me to the library so I got to go after all but didn't have to drive it ended happily.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Well thats it I was actually able to reach my quota before the third one. Everyone should be singing my praises right now, because I know I am.

Nora Roberts and others alike

While I have been finding myself attract6ed to this author's novels as of late I have got to say that she pisses me off. Not her specifically but her type. Nora Roberts takes up like a whole two shelves worth at the library definetly a sign that she has written too much. I mean if you can write that much it's almost a given that you will run out of original ideas and if you dont it just disgusts me that someone has written so much and makes me think that they are too ful of themselves. That and Ilike to be contrary and would definetly boycott reading certain author's just because their success makes me mad for no explainable reason and to go against the hordes of adoring readers. Well any way that is not the only reason Nora Roberts and her kind annoy me. I have noticed that on evey one of her books it says "number one Ney York Times Best Selling Aurthor". This is to make you think at first that the book in your hand is a best selling book but you later realize that the book you are now reading has one no acknowledgements, she is just chalking up her title for all it's worth. In reality I have sifted throu almost all her books and not one of them have been a Ney York Times best selling book so my conclusion is that she has probably only had one book that actually went the distance and the rest are just mooching of that one books recognition. Nora Roberts especially since she has so many books out. You win an award or title for a book you win it for that book not all the other books you create latter, if theyr'e actually that good they will win theyr' own awards. All that aside I really like her as a author though I reccomend her, she writes mainly romance novels or those are the only type I mainly read form her.

Mama Mia

I'm going to rag about mama mia for awhile seeing as I just got it from the library finished watching it and when my family went to ney york we went to see it on broadway so I felt that this topic will provide me plenty of material to work with. To start with I'll critique the movie a general overvue for any poor soul who hasn't watched it yet. Sophie is raised by a single mother trying to run an inn she is engaged to be married but wants her dad to walk her down the aisle. The problem is she doesn't know who her father is but after reading her mothers old diary she is able to eliminate it down to three possible sperm donars (just a phrase she was concepted by sexual transaction not a clinical sperm donation). She sends each of them letters inviting them to her weding but because none of them even know she exists she has to pretend it was her mom writing to them so they would come. Both her mom and herself have a close knit group or trio of friends. They're each comprised of three best friends and have all their own secrets and inside jokes, the groups of friends are very supportive to the mother and daughter duo.The mom and her two best buddies used to have a band but that does not apply in any direct way. Anyway all three of her fathers with completely different personalities show up and she attempts to hide them from her mother untill she can find out which one is her real father. The movie goes on she has bonding moments with them all her mother finds out and is furious and all the usual drama. Eventually all three men come to the conclusion that they are her father and will walk her down the aisle, but she refuses them all and instead decide to let her mother walk her down the aisle. Her mother rediscovers her feeling for one of the three dad's as fate would have it the most handsome one and one of her friends hooks up with one of the extra. At the wedding the mom confesses she actually has no clue which one is her father either and all three agree that they are happy with sharing her rather than taking DNA tests. Sophie and Sky (her fiance) decide at the alter that they dont want to marry but rather travel the world together and not to wat the wedding one of Sophies's dad canidates the one who still loves Donna (her mother) decides that he and Sophie;s mother should marry in her stead. Now I'll explain the characters and sub-plots. Donna Spophie's mothers best friends to begin with. There is a short less attractive than the others and wrote a cook book and would rather pursue adventure than men. There is a tall prettier one that has had multiple surgeries to look younger and more pretty she has also had numerous husbandsall ending in divorce after she sucks them dry. The daddy canidates there is Harry, he is a lawer who comes out as openly gay by the end of the movie (not the broadway stage version though) who is very lawerish if that can describe ones personality. There is also Bill who is the wild out dorrs man never wanting to get tied down, he ends up with Donna's less attractive friend the one who wrote the cook book. Finally there is Sam, Sam is the hottest of the all and the one who marries Donna. He left her to go break up with his fiance and when he came back she had already run off with one of the other two. Sophie is the same actress as the stupid one in mean girls who can predict the weather with her boobs. She has a okay singing voice and the only thing that upsets me about her is her boobs are too big for her body in my opinion. Sky her fiance is a hottie I love him and have nothing else to say about him. What makes me mad is they cast people like Meryl Streep who does a decent job but voice is definetly lacking they just cast her for the name the same thing with sam aka Harrison Ford just because he's famous and more attractive he is the main guy even though he cant sing. If this is a musical hire singers there are plenty let some new people get there chance to shine not the people who already have a name for themselves and are trying to prove that they are multi talented and can sing when they actually cant. Her friend who is into plastic surgery also has a thing with a younger as in Sophie's aged fuy it was slightly disturbing. The broadway version was great eveeryone was great singers and if anything it was too loud. I definetly prefer Broadway