Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Rose's Meme

8 Things I am Looking Forward To:

1. Tomorrow
2. My friend's Bar Mitzvah
3. Getting married and starting a family
4. Going on an oft-talked of crazy road trip with friends.

5. Law school
6. Filming
7. Getting married (yah, stealing that one, Addie ;) )
8. Going camping this summer!

8 Things I Did Yesterday:

1. Laughed
2. Schoolwork! :P
3. Prayed
4. Ran

5. Nannied
6. Watched Pirates of the Caribbean
7. Hung out with a real good friend
8. Read

8 Things I Will Probably Do Tomorrow

1. Perform Pride and Prejudice!
2. Laugh
3. Do schoolwork (I sense a pattern...)
4. Eat

5. Dance!
6. Glomp and huggle my "little sisters"
7. Laugh and giggle
8. Be abusive! :-O (lol because my "little sisters" like to tease)

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

1. Fly!
2. Travel all around the world for as long as I wanted to.
3. Procrastinate less... :)
4. Live in a treehouse, a la Swiss Family Robinson

5. Speed up time
6. Go to Israel (It's actually a very real possibility!)
7. Have my own house
8. Start dating (I know I'm not ready but that doesn't mean I don't want to)

8 Shows I Watch:

(I don't watch much TV, actually.)
1. American Idol (towards the end of the season)
2. I Love Lucy
3. Jeopardy! (:D)
4. What Not to Wear :)

(I don't watch TV much either, but...)
5. The Office
6. 30 Rock
7. Boston Legal
8. House (not always the best tho...)

8 People that I Admire

1. My parents
2. Carrie Prejean, Miss California-the way she has stood up for what she believes in is awesome!
3. My friend Katie who is a Franciscan Sister in the Bronx!
4. C.S. Lewis

5. My brother...simply amazing, in every way. His wife is going to be an EXTREMELY lucky woman
6. My uncle...Dad's brother...battled ALS for I think 9 or more years...gave up the fight in 2007
7. My grandma...astounds me. Never acts her age. Spoils me (haha!). Best grandma ever!
8. My little friend Brynn...is paralyzed from the waist down due to a car accident, but still as chipper and darling as anything!

8 Things I Want To Be
1. Close to God
2. Happy
3. A professional actress
4. A mother

5. In God's will
6. Loved, but more importantly Loving
7. Remembered
8. And more literally, (cheating here) a mediator, wife, published author and mother

8 Tags:

2. Aunt Vicki! :)
I just have two, but, anyone else who wants to do the meme, consider yourself tagged by me. :)
5. Rosey!
6. Elspeth (you know her as Elena)
7. Dayla
8. Lanta Claus & Bridget

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Let me introduce myself...

"I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible"

~Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey~ Chpt. 16

I often feel like Catherine Morland stole the words right out of my mouth! As I am not an Austen heroine, I am often at a loss for witty words. :P
Let me introduce myself: my online name is Adonnenniel (my actual name in J.R.R. Tolkein's Elvish), but I answer to Addie, (a nickname given to me by Rose:)), since Adonnenniel is quite a mouthful! I have been homeschooled since 1st grade, and I am now finishing my junior year of highschool. I have 5 siblings-two younger brothers (who provide hours upon hours of entertainment!), my older sister, who is my own personal Jane :), and my dear little sisters who closely resemble Kitty and Lydia.

I have not yet found Mr. Darcy.

I love writing, but I often struggle to find the time in which to do it. I have been reading a lot of Austen recently, and I'm finding so many wonderful bits of humor and wisdom that escaped me on the first reading. It's really astounding how insightful and clever her writing is-and yet so natural. Her characters are so real-and it's amazing how you can find their likenesses in actual people you meet. (I have a lot of fun doing that!)
Anyhow, I am pleased as punch to be contributing to Ella's blog! I am sure I will enjoy being a part of it, and I hope you all enjoy reading it!

In His Name,
Addie :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hi All!

I just wanted to let you all know this blog now has a co-author! Known as Lady Adonnenniel or Addie on the FTN Forum, she's a fellow Austen fan, and I am confident will be a wonderful addition to this blog! I'm excited to read what she has to say. Please give her a warm welcome. :)