Monthly Archives: June 2015

I Can’t Think Of A Good Title….

Whelp, my practice month for NaNoWriMo starts in 2 hours! Camp NaNoWriMo should be an interesting way to see how I handle the demands of NaNoWriMo and, hopefully, I’ll gain some experience from it to … not to mention get some work done on my book. Yay!

I want to say that I just finished watching “Teen Beach Movie 2” and I’m disappointed with the ending. (SPOILER ALERT!) I mean, Leila changes her and Tanner’s movie and that’s all fine but Brady and Mac forgetting each other? Totally lame! I must say that I am really, really disappointed with the writers for this one. Disney Channel overall just seems to be getting cornier and cornier and I’m really missing those 90s and early 2000s show frames and stuff. I mean, Disney Channel shows today just don’t have good plots, the acting is, by far, mediocre, AND it’s laughtrack after laughtrack! Did you know, if you took the laughtrack out, it wouldn’t be as funny. It’s the truth.

Anyway, going to watch Nana now on Netflix. Time to relax, considering I spent most of my day out with Pepere (which was great!). Have I ever mentioned how much I like spending time with him? It’s always fun. And, he leant me his palm sander so I can do some work on our wood bench and chairs outside. Shame it’s supposed to rain this week. Maybe I can get some sanding done between showers?

Look for my words again soon!

-Soleil

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Jumping Back to the Love Topic

Back in my “Love: A Seemingly Impossible Quest” post from 2 weeks ago, I mentioned that I met a guy at a bar (one of Kels’ boyfriend’s friends) and that while I found him cute and considerate, I didn’t have a “feeling” for him, nor did I feel we synced well. I also wrote him off as a potential date, let alone boyfriend. However, when Kels told me this past week that he’d been asking her for my number since we’d met, I figured I’d give him a try. Hey, everyone deserves a chance, right? So, we went on a date this week.

It was a regular date, I suppose. We met at the same bar as before, had a drink (mine was non-alcoholic. I’m old enough to drink, I just don’t like the taste of alcohol), and then walked around town a bit. We sat on a bench for awhile and just talked. He tried to kiss me twice, and I just gave him quick pecks. To be honest, I feel that kissing is really intimate, and I like to get to know the person better first, and know how I feel about them before I just go kissing him and giving him false hopes. When he told me he likes to make out and enjoys kissing, I told him how I felt about that and he said it was fine and he could wait.

After our date ended, he walked me back to my car, we exchanged numbers, hugged goodnight, and went our separate ways. He texted me when he got home that he was heading to bed and he’d text me tomorrow. It’s been three days and I haven’t heard back. I guess it’s safe to assume that he didn’t find me interesting enough to want to see again? I’m not particularly disappointed about not getting to date him or anything, but I am curious about why I haven’t heard back from him. Ah, such are the curiosities of my life.

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Look for my words again soon!

-Soleil

Recommendations to Follow

5 days until Camp NaNoWriMo opens for the July test month. I’m very excited and can’t wait to participate. Yay!

But, since I’m trying not to write until it starts, so that I can try to meet my goal of 50,000 words in July, I am starting a comic tonight. Actually, it will be a fanfic comic. I’ve had this story in mind for a while now and I can’t wait to finally start. I may just do story boards tonight and start actual pages tomorrow. I’m not sure, yet. I’ll see what happens when I start.

I finally finished “Playful Kiss” today. Quite a cute series. Again, if you’re into Korean dramadies, I definitely want to suggest that you enjoy this one, too! You can find it on Netflix!

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I have so many things on my Netflix list that I want to watch. Lately, I’ve been trying to watch all of the documentaries I have saved. I really like history and enjoy learning about it. So far, I’ve watched segments on King Arthur, Abraham Lincoln, Viking Swords (mostly the Ulfberht), Alexander the Great, Chatsworth, and Marco Polo. I hope to watch many more. I think learning about the past is a good way of looking at things from different points of view, especially when you read the same topic recorded from different countries. It’s always interesting!

…this being said, I must admit that I am a big fan of the anime and manga: “Hetalia”. It combines two of my favorite things: anime and history. Yay!

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For the record, each episode is about 5 minutes long and it’s an anime/manga that has personified the countries of the world. The above character who is overly excited is America. He’s goofy and one of the younger countries, supposedly portrayed in his mid-twenties. Overall, for history/anime nerds, I suggest this show, also.

Look for my words again soon!

-Soleil

Let’s Go To Camp Together!

Earlier today, I admitted to not knowing what to write but having the urge to write. While I really only did get myself to sit down a type a few words (literally maybe three sentences, if that), I’m not sure that I feel satisfied with that effort. For starters, I was out driving around, running an errand and then getting dinner from Taco Bell, when a thunder and lightning storm rolled in suddenly with 70 MPH wind gusts! So, mom and I took shelter at Taco Bell until the storm let up enough for us to drive safely home. After eating, I tried to write on the paper wrappers that had held my soft-shell taco, but it was a wax-type of paper and the pen the employees let me borrow did not write very well on it.

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My pen wouldn’t work….so here’s my sad face ^^^

I was determined to type what I had written into my Word document when I finally returned home and did so promptly. I also intended to keep going, but then I got sidetracked by the end of Jeopardy, then Wheel of Fortune, then trying to get the WiFi back up and running so I could get online, and then I put on my latest Korean dramedy: “Playful Kiss”. (By the way, I only watched the first two episdoes of “Shut Up & Let’s Go”. Since (Spoiler), they kill off Byung Hee (who is the only interesting character by far) at the end of the second episode. He’s the one who has the orange eyes, remember? Here’s a photo refresher!):

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Anyway, “Playful Kiss” is much better and more comedy than drama. I highly recommend this show! Suffice to say, though, I never did write any more tonight. I’m planning to make a good part of the day of it tomorrow. Hopefully I can keep myself motivated enough to actually do this.

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Now, only a few days ago, my best friend since 6th grade (oh my goodness, we first met back in 2001!), and one of my writing buddies, Kels, introduced me to a website called Camp NaNoWriMo! It’s an interweb-tacular (just made-up this mashed-up word) site that promotes NaNoWriMo all year long, by running “practice” months in April and July for hopeful-NanoWriMo’s to get a feel for what November is all about before the actual National Novel Writing Month comes along!

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This site allows writers from all over the globe to interact and even “share” a cabin together (a cabin can include 11 writers, I think) for the month. It’s basically your own private chat room between you and your cabin-mates so you can not only bounce ideas around, but motivate, and help one another stay on track. Hey, you might even learn some new things about writing…like a more proficient way to outline, or what inspiring music to listen to as you write (I for one am a fan of classical music and movie soundtracks…really, anything orchestral).

Anyway, you can set up your “Writer Profile” and “Writing Projects”, set word count goals and track your progress through the month as you go. It calculates your daily average and what it actually should be for those days you are totallyl being a slacker (I admit to being guilty of this myself), and you can have more than one “Writing Project” going at a time.

While I’ve only just joined myself today, I can already proudly say that I want to recommend this site to any and all fellow writers or aspiring project-takers to try out. Signing up is free and so is the site. Of course, there is the option of donating, which helps the site to operate for free. Oh, and I’m pretty sure that you’re donations can be tax deductable. See this link here from their FAQ section regarding that option: Tax Deductable Option!

Well, if you decide to join me on there, my user name is the same: Soleil Porche …so send me a message and maybe we can make a cabin together and do our best to support and help each other. I think it would be fun! Let’s do our best together!

Look for my words again soon!

Soleil

What To Do?

Today, I’m not sure what to write about. Isn’t that awful? It’s a terrible feeling to want to write but you don’t know what to write exactly. It’s like a sort of irritation or an itch you just can’t reach in the middle of your back. It keeps your fingers and hands restless and your mind churning through different ideas. Do you know the feeling, too?

Look for my words again soon!

-Soleil

A Surprise Coming Home and Happy Father’s Day!

Dinner last night at the “Crab Trap” was delicious. There was an hour and fifteen minute wait, though, so we sat outside on a bench for awhile. It was very loud inside. Even louder still when a 70s-style band began to play, because everyone had to talk even louder over the music. It was quite the busy atmosphere.

Today, I went to Shop Rite with my parents to pick up a pumpkin pie for my cousin, since we are going to my Uncle and Aunt’s place for a Father’s Day jamobree! My cousin loves pumpkin pie (he’s only 13) and he really wanted it, but our Aunt didn’t have time to make one, so we went to buy one as a suprise.

We had a surprise coming home. Beni decided while we were gone to take ALL of our shoes lined up by the door and bring them into the living room and put them on the couches in a new line. It was actually really hilarious and I couldn’t help laughing. Beni is just too adorable. Oh! I don’t think I’ve ever shared a photo of her, just of Leila and Pocket. Here is Beni:

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Her actual name is Beignet, because the night we got her, Kit was making beignet’s, and she’s sort of the same color of the finished product. That pretty fawn color. -insert admiring sigh here- She’s a year and 8 months old. She still has puppy habits and she’s sooooo cute! I love her. She’s a good cuddler, and she’s really calm. Her mother is a therapy dog. Her demeanor is much calmer than Leila’s. She hardly barks, unless Leila riles her up. And…she’s staring at me with adorable sad puppy eyes as I’m typing. She wants me to pay attention to her, so I’m going to indulge her and wrap this post up quickly so we can play!

Lastly, though (before I do go), I want to wish all of the Father’s of the world a very happy and fun-filled Father’s Day today!

Look for my words again soon!

-Soleil

Dinner for Dad

Since Kit has to work tomorrow, we’re celebrating Father’s Day this evening by treating our Dad to a place called the “Crab Trap”. I’ve no idea where this place is, but Dad has been raving about wanting to go there all week, so Kit and I have planned to take him there, along with Kit’s girlfriend, and our Mom, of course.

Everyone in the house likes seafood, except for me. However, I’m going along with the plan since it’s for Dad. It wouldn’t be very fair of me to object when we’re supposed to be celebrating him. Actually, I’m looking forward to the trip. It’s a fair ride, apparently, and I like long car rides. It gives me time to slip into my imagination and come up with story ideas, write, read, or to chat with everyone in the car.

That being said, I should help get things ready so we can go.

Look for my words again soon!

-Soleil