January 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
“First start at the very beginning…”
Of course now I have The Sound of Music and Julie Andrews’ amazing voice stuck in my head. Good job, Lauren. As if I needed another distraction!
The beginning. This will be the first post of a couple, seeing as I feel like I have much to update you all on, and I get annoyed with sticking it all in one post. That bit of knowledge is the prelude to the beginning. And now….
THE BEGINNING! Happy 2012 everyone! I’ve been remiss with my blog, and have not only left you all alone during my ENTIRE MONTH OFF, but have not even bothered to wish the few followers I have happy holidays and happy new year. I hope you all have been delightful children and have not only been good over your holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or whatever holiday you choose to celebrate this winter season). I also hope that you have all made your new year resolutions. Now – keep to them!
My holidays were lovely. Got to see family (nieces and nephews – including a 10 day old Myra!), and enjoy their company. Best present was my new Kindle Fire, which is entertaining me and saving money on books – including school books!
I must be honest with you guys, I am totally distracted by the Sound of Music, and I will have to come back to blogging when it is over! Talk to you later my darlings. 🙂
November 29, 2011 § 1 Comment
This sorta makes my day, I’m not gonna lie. My two favorite animals being cute together!
November 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
Technically my Thanksgiving break starts tomorrow at 4pm. However, due to a wonderfully timed conference for religion scholars located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, my one class that takes place tomorrow (Tuesday) has been cancelled! So instead of doing nothing all day until my 2:30-3:50pm Global Christianity class, I got to go home today when my Intermediate Photography class ended at 4pm! Four-ish hours may not be long to those who must travel seven or eight hours to get home, but you know, it is a lot for me. I sang for almost that entire time! Wicked, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (twice), and Classic Disney Volume 4 (or maybe it was Volume 1.. I can’t remember which number). Anyway, it was quite a drive. But now I am happily home with my parents and my four beloved cats – Feisty, Batman, Bella, and Byron! Feisty and I are cuddling now in my bed as I write this and prepare for some lovely sleep.
This Thanksgiving break I will be getting a wisdom tooth out (tomorrow at 9am as it happens), hopefully going to see a few movies, and with luck I’ll see a few friends as well! Thanksgiving itself will likely be small: it will be just my parents and I. Who knows if I’ll even get to really enjoy that turkey! Gah! I’m not big on a lot of Thanksgiving food, but for the foods I do like… If they’re sitting in front of me and I can’t eat them I’m gonna be pretty ticked off!
Dressage! We had our second dressage show this last weekend. I rode Rocky, a little Appaloosa guy… I thought he was going to go alright, until I found out he had a lot less go than I expected. I found myself resorting to giving him a good smack with the whip in my test (instead of using any vocal cues, for which I would be penalized), and he kicked right in front of the judge! In spite of this, I managed to get 4th of 9! Of course I’m not sure how I was lucky enough for this to happen, but I’m not complaining! 🙂 As a team, Wooster got 6th of 9. Not perfect, but it wasn’t too bad. 🙂 I really enjoy Dressage where I can show off more of what I can do, and there is more focus on the individual horse and rider, rather than a Hunt Seat show where you can get lost in the crowd. Besides, Dressage is more like Saddleseat, which I’m good at and have been doing most of my life! Haha…
NANOWRIMO! Of course I can’t forget Nano. I’m now closing in on 39k words. 38,827 words to be precise. 😀 I think this is a miracle, honestly. I can’t believe I’ve written this much. Keep wishing me luck on meeting the 50k goal by end of November 30th! I’m feeling pretty confident, and I’m trying to stay a few days ahead when it comes to word count, but I’m always worried something is going to happen and I’ll get behind. If I can finish a few days early, though, I’m going to be feeling flippin’ fantastic. (Say that 5 times fast!)
Anyway.. this was just a general update. Hope everyone is doing well, and I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!
November 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
Long time and no speaks from Miss Lauren! Hello friends! Sorry to leave you all hanging for so long. I’ve been very busy recently, or like, forever. Sometimes it is sleep-related, sometimes school-related, sometimes riding-related… whatever, you know.
….It might take me awhile to write this post, I’m getting a natural high off of listening to a soundtrack I love. (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)….
Anyway! I’ve been busy. I haven’t worked on my website much, I guess I just needed a break from it, and I haven’t gotten bak to it. But no worries friends, I will eventually!
I’ve been riding here at school of course, nothing new there. We had our first dressage show at Otterbein University the weekend of the 5th/6th. The first day went horribly and we sucked, for one reason or another. The second day went much better and we got 4th of 9 teams. I personally got 7th the first day and 4th the second day. So we did pretty well the second day, and that was all good. Our first hunt seat show was this past weekend (12th/13th). The first day I got 6th in my class (of 8) and we got 3rd as a team (which is pretty usual for us). The second day I got 3rd in my class (of 8) and we got reserve champion as a team! That was impressive because we beat the University of Findlay, and we were competing at their barn on their horses! We got a big team ribbon for that, which I got to keep as it so happens. And I pointed up into the next division, so I’m really happy about that too! It was a good weekend for us. 🙂
NOW! As for the title of this post. That is right, friends, I am participating in National Novel Writing Month. I wanted to participate last year but I sort of joined too late. This year I am proudly keeping up, writing multiple short stories. I am notorious for starting a story and never finishing, so I figure this way I stand a chance of actually getting to those 50,000 words! I’m currently at 22,633 words!! Read it again! That’s the most I’ve ever written I believe… Anyway. I’ve been working on that. Wish me luck!!! I’ll have a couple little widget for that over to the right. *points*
Well, I’m sure I have plenty more to say, but I need to write for NaNo! So maybe more later. Peace out my friends, peace out. 🙂 ❤
(P.S. For those wondering, I’m now listening to the Hercules soundtrack.)
October 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
I have two crazy things to report on. Are you ready for them?
First! I am now a member of Twitter. I have tweeted three times. I’m not sure what to do about this. I’ve sworn against Twitter for a long time, and honestly I’m not sure I’ll ever really be into it, but in the mean time… I am, in fact, a Tweeter. (Is that the right word?) Me: @laurencat18 .. (Laurencat is a nickname given to me by one of my friends, and for once a nickname stuck!)
Second! I am now a member of HARPG on DeviantArt. I have my own stable, Silver Arrow Stables, and my first horse, a Friesian stallion named Omicron. I have also sworn against HARPG for awhile.
So much for swearing things off.. Twitter, HARPG have gone the way of getting a tattoo, getting my ears pierced…. I’m just not who I was when I was 10! 😛 (Admittedly when I was 10, HARPG and Twitter didn’t exist…)
September 25, 2011 § 1 Comment
I feel like writing a post on my blog, even though I don’t really have any particular to say. So I’ll just.. briefly go over the various things in my life. Or some of them..
- “Rack On!”
- Love Life
- Family Weekend