Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A New Hope

Yep. I've been reading the Star Wars Trilogy (which is A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi). Yesterday, I finished A New Hope. Honestly, these books are amazing to read. The descriptions are awesome, and at times, quite funny. One of my favorites is the way it describes Darth Vader. Here's the description from A New Hope....
Two meters tall. Bipedal. Flowing black robes trailing from the figure and a face forever masked by a functional if bizarre black metal breath screen--a Dark Lord of the Sith was an awesome, threatening shape as it strode through the corridors of the rebel ship.
Fear followed the footsteps of all the Dark Lords. The cloud of evil which clung tight about this particular one was intense enough to cause hardened Imperial troops to back away, menacing enough to set them muttering nervously among themselves. Once-resolute rebel crew members ceased resisting, broke and ran in panic at the sight of the black armor--armor which, though black as it was, was not nearly as dark as the thoughts drifting through the mind within.
It's awesome, right? I mean, you can just completely picture that. I'm one of those people that if I read the book, and there's a movie, I have to watch the movie too. Of course, I've seen all the Star Wars movies before, but not in a while...so, of course I'm going to watch it again! Anywho, just wanted to share that little description with you all.

Hm...another update. After a whole lot of thinking, looking at my poems over and over (and over) again, I've made a hard decision. I've decided that I'm going to wait to enter the competition. I don't think I'm quite ready yet. So, I'm going to keep writing, and just enter a different competition later on.


Friday, April 25, 2008

So many distractions...

The hardest part of writing a full story for me, is actually staying with the one story. It's nearly impossible for me to have only one story idea in my mind at a time. I'll be writing something, and all of a sudden, I just get an idea, and I get distracted. It happens a lot. I've found that I write certain things to certain music, because I always listen to music while I write. The most recent story I'm writing, which was actually started yesterday, I've found that listening to Feist's newest CD is my musical inspiration. =)
Besides the distraction of other ideas swirling in my mind...there's just so much going on around me that makes it hard to write sometimes. I find myself writing at kind of odd times/places. Today, I was waiting for my mom while she was mailing a package at the post office, and I could finally have no distractions while I wrote. Of course, I didn't bring any paper, and so I found a napkin and scribbled a few sentences out before we had to get going again. But, I think the main distraction for me..is just my own mind. It wanders often. =)

I'm sooooo glad that the weekend is here. It seems I've been running around a lot this week, so I'll be glad to just relax.
Oh, did I mention that it is still snowing? =)
Hm..here's another letter to an inanimate object. Enjoy.

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Dear Coat Hanger,
I pass by you daily when I walk in the door. I've never really took much notice of you though, except when I just load you down with coats. It seems a little rude, now that I think of it. But what do you want me to say? Hello? Like I'll really get an answer back. I've noticed you don't really talk. But, thanks for holding all our coats and hats.
Rose Grubb

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Only 13 days to go!!!

13 days until The Host by Stephenie Meyer comes out! Grr..I hate waiting for all these books to come out. Oh well. There's still a lot of days (101, to be exact) until Breaking Dawn comes out, but at least I'll have The Host for the summer. =) So..being the obsessed fan I am, I love checking out all the different sites for the books. I recently found one called Twilight Guy. It's this guy who's blogging about the books as he reads the series for the first time. I'm one of those people, that absolutely loves to hear what everyone else thinks of certain books..so, I love reading his blog. If you want to check it out, clicketh the link. http://www.twilightguy.com/

Still nothing to report about the band...we're having a hard time getting started..since none of us really know how to play our guitars still. But, as soon as I've got anything to report, I promise I'll report it. =)

Hm..I'm trying to find some really good books to read while I wait for Stephenie to release her new books..so if anyone has any recommendations, please please please tell me!!

Ohhhh...I started another blog too!! This one is dedicated to music, one of my favorite subjects. http://music4therapy.blogspot.com/ <<< There be the link!

Hope everyone has an awesome week.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Weekends of snow

So..this weekend, it's been snowing and pretty cold. Typical weather for us, but still kind of cool when the sun's out and there is blue sky and we're getting winter storm warnings. Finally, we've had a pretty calm weekend. Molly had music festival on Friday, which was a little boring to go to..but the songs that the choir did were pretty awesome.
Yesterday, me and Moll went to the movies with two of our friends. (One of which was our bandmate, Kelsey.) We saw the movie Jumper. It was really good. They had a really awesome cast, which is an added bonus. And, of course, who really minds looking at Hayden Christensen for a while? =) After the movie was over, Kels came over for a while and we just hung out. We watched some JKL videos on youtube...which are the best videos in the WORLD. It's just these kids doing a whole bunch of random stuff, but they are really really funny.
And now..we're all just being lazy. We've been busy lately, and it's nice to finally just be calm. It seems like we hardly get to just sit, and not have anything to do for an entire day. So, whenever I get the opportunity to have a relaxed day, I'm going to hold on to it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New (and Old) Projects

Hey everyone!! I haven't been incredibly busy lately...we went to an auction for a family we met at the Ronald McDonald House over the weekend. It was good to see them again! Their little girl, Valicity, is getting treatments at Children's Hospital right now. She is such a little cutie! We found out that she calls my dad 'Papa Don'. (If you would like to visit Valicity's caringbridge and read her story..here's the link! http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/valicityfaith ) It's amazing the bonds that you form with people that are going through the same thing. We still keep in contact with people we met at the house years ago. It's something that just ties people together like that.
Ah....I'm getting really excited now. I just started writing a new little something (which will, hopefully, one day turn in to a complete book.) and I'm just really getting in to it. Everything's just really clicking. It's all coming together, and it's a bit hard for me to think I'm just creating this from my thoughts and such. I mean, I'm making people. Of course, they are fictional people, but still, it's cool for me. I don't think I've ever really been this excited about something I've written before. So, I'm happy right now.
Of course, I'm happy, but I'm still having a hard time waiting for the fourth, and final =(, book in the Twilight series to come out. I must say, these books are my obsession. They've started to film the movie (which comes out December 12th. -sigh- Another long wait.) and I'm checking for updates, like, every few hours. Seriously. I am not ashamed to say that I do have an obsession with the entire series. =) Oh well. At least Stephenie (the author) is coming out with another book (called The Host. Not part of the Twilight thing, but it looks awesome.) sooner. On May 6, to be exact. Only 19 days!! Yay!! (Sadly, there are 107 days until Breaking Dawn, the fourth book. Yesh. I do check the countdown too. xD)
Anywho, I really wanted to post another little poem-thing on here..so, sorry for the extra length of this post. I've got a lot to say. =) While we were in Seattle, I started a writing project. I was writing letters to inanimate objects. I haven't written one in forever, what with everything that's been going on, but I really want to start them up again. They're kind of fun to write. So, I'm going to show y'all one!! This one, is written to a water bottle. Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Dear Water Bottle,

I believe I opened you a while ago. I was sick, and I needed something to drink badly. Well, I never did finish you. Now, you just sit next to my bed, half-full, and I imagine quite lonely. I imagine that your contents will go down the drain, and you to the recycling. I wonder if you enjoyed your life. I would hate to be packaged like you were for so long. And then I set you free, only to be ignored once more. Please forgive me.

Rose Grubb

Friday, April 11, 2008


Hey everybody!!! Finally, it's Friday! I'm not sure why, but this week has seemed REALLY long. Molly stayed home on Tuesday and Wednesday because she was sick. So I didn't have to do any work either those days. It's a little hard to read a history book while someone else is watching TV in the same room. (For those of you who don't know..I'm finishing the year out doing home-schooling. It's pretty awesome.) And yesterday I was extremely hyper throughout the morning and afternoon. Again, hard to concentrate on anything. Especially if what you're supposed to concentrate on is learning the structure of a leaf. So..I spent a lot of time just making fun of the things I was reading in the science book. =) I'm sure my mom loved hearing all my comments. The reason for my hyper-ness is still waiting to be determined. I say it was just because I was soooooo excited for the return of the best show in the world, The Office. Of course, the coffee I had that morning may have contributed to the whole hyper-thing. =) I did get some things done though. And, I'm reading a pretty awesome book right now. I'm reading Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (I started it a while ago..but it took me a while to get interested in it.) Now, I'm having trouble putting it down.

Last night, I was just messing around on my guitar, and now, I believe I have a verse (complete with chords and everything) for the band we're still trying to put together. We all have pretty busy schedules right now...it's difficult trying to find time to get together and practice.

Well..I've got to go do some math now. (Fun, right? Um. No.)

Monday, April 7, 2008

I've lost the feeling in my fingertips on my left hand, I'm extremely tired, and still strumming.

Yes, this is about my lovely guitar. I got it summer of '07. I didn't learn how to play it until the beginning of '08. (Many many thanks to Andy for being patient through the countless times I struggled through tuning and lessons!!) Now, I can hardly put it down again. I will admit that after I got home from WA there was a time when I really didn't play. Recently, I got back in to it, and am LOVING IT. (Of course..this might have something to do with the band..xD) So, today, I picked it up, tuned it (I'm much better at that now.) and started to play. I couldn't put it back down. I only switched between the few chords that I know, but by the time I was finished playing, I couldn't really feel anything with my left fingertips. I had lost this sensation after about that month where my poor guitar just sat in it's case, but it quickly returned. It's kind of funny to reach over and touch something..and not really be able to feel it underneath your fingertips. Of course, I am slightly aware that I'm touching something, it's just kinda hard to tell what it is. (If you've ever played guitar, I'm sure you know the feeling. If you haven't, well, you're missing out!!) This, of course, helps when you're playing guitar for a while, because then it doesn't hurt to push down on the strings hard enough to actually make a GOOD sound. Anyways, I just felt like rambling about my awesome, beautiful, and absolutely wonderful guitar. =)

I must say, my sister, Molly is pretty much awesome. (Don't' worry Marcy..you're awesome too. In your own weird way, that is.) She's introduced me to some awesome stuff that I never would have fell in love with if she hadn't gotten me hooked. For example, the band Good Charlotte. I never listened to them, and now, I'm a complete fan. And, most recently, the show The Hills. I was in the room with her one time, and she started to watch it. Of course, I get confused since this is pretty much the first time I've watched the show (I've caught glimpses before-but never really understood it.) Now, I'm addicted. I'm as bummed as Molly that it's on the exact same night, the exact same time as the CMT awards. (it's a very horrible coincidence.) So, many thanks to Molly for everything she's ever done for me. I'm very fortunate to have sisters that are my friends as well. Of course, we fight, but that's part of being a sister. We get over things quickly, and are buddies again. I don't know what I would do without my sisters.

So, there are all my random thoughts!! (the first picture, obviously, is my guitar. The second one is me and Molly at the hockey game. That was a FUN night!!)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bubble Wrap: Cheap therapy, or packaging material?

So....what's been going on with me this week? Me, Molly, and our other sister Kelsey (okay, okay. She's really not related to us...but she's like family..so we'll just call her sister) decided it would be pretty awesome to start a 'band'. So, we're working on getting that together...though we only have lyrics at this point, and guitars that we really aren't sure how to play very well. (Of course, we know a little, and, besides, people can become famous with power chords, right?)

Still making a decision for the competition!! Who knew it could be this hard?

Well..I should probably explain the title now. This past week, I've discovered how to deal with all that's been going on when it gets to be too much. The first is just listening to music, really really loudly. It really drowns everything else out, even though it may bother the rest of my family at times. Playing guitar can help too, though that has woken up a certain sister of mine on a Saturday morning. =) And just talking, with everyone, helps a whole lot.
Well, that's it for now!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Okay..well..it's taking me forever to decide!!! Right now..I have three definite choices. They are:
What I Need Today
What a Morning Mind Creates
Stupid Reality

I think I'm going to be entering one more..so now I just have to decide!!!

So...let's see..I'm going to post another poem on here that I'm considering for the last one to enter. Tell me what you think!!! It's called Closer.

A silly mistake I made again;
I just keep falling down.
My feet are tired,
and my skin is broken.

Such a confused mind,
with a lost path ahead.
My hope is gone,
and I'm barely breathing.

But a light is coming
and I think I found the path again.
All I needed was a little faith,
and I pulled through.
I will heal slowly,
but these wounds won't stay forever.
I can see my happiness
getting closer.