It’s Almost World Book Night! (Well, Not Really.)

Hooray! It’s almost World Book Night! Well, not really. But still! I’m excited for it!

What is World Book Night? It’s AWESOME. But to provide a fuller explanation, this is basically what it is. World Book Night (WBN) is pretty much a day where people apply to receive 20 copies of this one book. Then, on the particular date (April 23) those people who got the books go hand them out to adults in their community! According to the website, there are a lot of programs to get kids to read, but not as many for adults. So they made one.

Even though it’s for adults, there are a lot of books on their booklist for this year that I know and lots of others of you probably will too. For instance, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Pretty much 95% of all Americans have heard of it.

But ANYWAYS. So then on April 23 they go out and give the books to the community. I know this thing has happened before, but I think this one is awfully cool in particular because it’s multi-country. (Is that a word? I don’t know.) Besides the U.S., it also takes place in the U.K., Germany, and Ireland. And the people who run this whole shabang want other countries involved as well.

But what really intrigues me is why they chose April 23. It seemed really close to Earth Day. But it was chosen because it’s the International Day Of The Book. Duh. And it’s Shakespeare’s birthday. And the day that Miguel De Cervantes (you know, the Don Quixote guy,), died. Well, now that makes sense.

You have to be 16 to participate, which made me sad because I am not yet 16, and therefore will be unable to do it. But don’t worry, when I’m 16, guess where I’ll be on April 23? Somewhere well populated handing out books.

Well, what do you think? Great idea? Terrible idea? You like? You not like? You do? You not do? Let me know below! 😀

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The Sad Story Of Fluffy The Frog: Book #1

In Creative Writing in school last week, yours truly wrote a book that is surpassing all expectation. This book? None other than….

The Sad Story Of Fluffy The Frog.

I’ve decided to tell you about it, one, because I totally love it, two, because I want to hear what you think about it, and three, a good many of you are doing NaNoWriMo, so you’ll enjoy this.

So here goes. Because I can’t find out how to scan the pages onto the computer, (such a smarty-pants I am), I’ve just redrawn the pictures in Microsoft Word and uploaded them here. I hope you love it to pieces!

Title: The Sad Story of Fluffy The Frog.

Page 1: One day Fluffy was sitting outside in the rain.

Page 2: Then a lightning bolt hit him and he died.

The end!

 

 

I’m so sadistic, cruel and uncaring, yes, I know.

P.S. It’s a trilogy, so that means there’s two more to come! Mwahahaha! >:)

So what did you think? Please let me know! I MUST HEAR YOUR REACTION! 🙂

Inside The Junk Drawer’s First Blogoversary! :D

Well, today is Inside The Junk Drawer’s first birthday!

Welcome to the party. We have chocolate cake, fruit punch, and vanilla ice cream.

It seems a lot of the blogs I follow/read/really like have all had blogoversaries lately. (Well, maybe not all of them. But a lot!)

I remember just setting this blog up. I wanted another blog where I could just write about anything. I thought it would be fun! I was right! 😀 I had a hard time finding a good URL, though. I finally settled on weirdalocity.wordpress.com, hoping my readers could spell it. The title, subtitle, and widgets have changed over the one year that I’ve been here. I think the title has gone over seven changes. The theme changes number at least over twenty. I do enjoy playing with those themes. 🙂

Last year, I was an inexperienced blogger, and not officially a “teen” yet. You can tell I had a hard time finding stuff to blog about. Look here and here. You are free to laugh-I did. (Gosh, I was downright terrible!) You can tell that I had no idea what, how, or when, or where to blog. Hopefully, you think I’m better than I was a year ago. I remember writing that second post. It was my first official post, and I really didn’t want to watch the show, so I said to myself, “Oh, I’ll just blog instead!”

I really enjoy hitting the “Publish” button and knowing my work is out soaring through the Internet, reaching the 22 subscribers I have garnered through one year. I know that a few of those readers and subscribers will read it. They will like it. They might comment. I’ve got a goal for Inside The Junk Drawer’s second year in existence. Comment more! I know a few other bloggers have done it, Miriam Joy and nevillegirl for starters. It’s easy and makes me feel happy. So please try. If we all commented more, the blogosphere would be a happy place with lots of comments. The more, the better! 😀

 

Enough rambling. Here come the thank-yous, in no particular order.

  1. To wreakinghavoc14, for being my first subscriber. I hope you’re not drowning in high-school homework. Here’s a robot to do your homework for you.
  2. To Nerdygirl98, for leading me into the wonderful world of TCWT. Here is a lifetime supply of patterned duct tape for you.
  3. To Teens Can Write, Too! for teaching me that teens can write, too! And creating the blog chain, which is a monthly part of my life. Here’s a paragraph about you: TCWT is AWESOME. I love TCWT. I have no idea where in my writing life I would be without TCWT.
  4. To Allegra Davis and John Hansen, for hosting TCWT, at one point or another, and for both having awesome writerly blogs. Here’s a box of writerly awesomeness for you both.
  5. To Shonti, for being one of the few people I know in real life with to read this blog, and for co-hosting Brains! with me and putting up with my weirdness. Here’s a giant box of Hunger Games stuff for you.
  6. To nevillegirl, for making me laugh with your awesomeness/weirdness/writing. I like your blog. Maybe someday mine will be as awesome as yours. Here’s Dobby the house-elf and Hermione J. Granger’s Guide To House-Elves.
  7. To Miriam Joy,  for writing one of the best writing blogs I know of, and writing this post, which I totally love. Here’s the biggest library in the world, with lots of books/CDs/whatever you want.
  8. To WordPress, for letting me have a blog in the first place. Here’s a rating of WordPress: Amazing!
  9. To Chaperone2, for co-hosting Brains! with me and lending me your Maximum Ride books. Here’s a zoo.
  10. To Jeyna Grace, for writing awesome fanfictions, etc.  about the Hunger Games and Harry Potter. Here’s J.K. Rowling to write more Harry Potter books for you.
  11. To Mike, for making me laugh. Here’s the most complete zebra encyclopedia ever written.
  12. To Lily, for writing about frying pans, a very under appreciated subject. Here’s a make-your-own-battle-frying-pan kit.
  13. To everybody else for reading/liking/subscribing/whatever and whoever is reading this right now. Here’s some rubber chickens and chocolate.

So thank you!

It’s been one interesting year, and the next one is sure to be just as interesting(or possibly more interesting! 😀 )

I Am Inspiring!

Yesterday, nevillegirl presented me with a new blog award I haven’t seen before, the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

So thank you, nevillegirl.

Rules: 

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. Boom. Done.
  2. Place the award on your site. Boom. Done again.
  3. Share 7 random things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 blogs. Let them know they’ve been nominated and how to accept the award.

 

Now for seven random things about me……..

  1. My mom has a basket that you put on a step, and part of it goes on one step, and the rest of it goes on a lower step, and I love it because it’s so cool.
  2. I keep meaning to make little ghosts to hang in the big tree for Halloween, but I never got around to doing it.
  3. I wore a great red cape today, and I wanted to make it into my Halloween costume, but I couldn’t think of anything mind-blowing. (Any ideas?)
  4. I had some of that Japanese soda where you open it and there’s a marble inside, but it won’t come out (the marble) and it was HEAVENLY CARBONATED FIZZ.
  5. I’ve been in a Christmassy mood lately.
  6. I will start laughing hysterically when somebody gets a present and they have no idea what it is, and I know exactly what it is. Then the gift recipient tends to get a little freaked out by my maniac-evil-Voldemort-like laughing.
  7. I painted a birdhouse today.

Here are my nominees. I didn’t do fifteen because that’s a lot of people, and a lot of them who I want to nominate have already  been nominated.

Four more nominees! Four is a nice round number…..or is it? Can a number be round?

I <3 My Little Pony!

As you may have read on the title, I ❤ My Little Pony! I'm not entirely sure why. I was sick (I published a post about it as you may remember) and I remembered that some girls in my Computers class were watching it and laughing hilariously. So I thought to myself, I should watch some. See if they’re any good. So I YouTubed it. And watched one. And another. And another. And I learned, They’re addicting!! I’ve watched about 1/2 the episodes on YouTube already, Fluttershy is my screensaver, A pic of all the ponies is my phone lock screen, etc, etc. It’s pretty safe to say, I’m obsessed.

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There is nothing bad I could say about this show. The graphics are pretty good, for a show like this, and the show doesn’t have a horrible storyline (like some others I could mention) and teaches little kids good values like honesty kindness etc. Oh, and they make you laugh and they’re good for a twenty minute time waster.

That sure sounded like I was preaching about how great it is, blah blah blabbity blab. Me is sorry.

Thanks for listening.

Tomte, the teen pyscho.

My improvements to the world

Okay. Before I start writing, do you like my new theme? (Brand New Day with Nightlight). And snow. Ahhhh, that is so cool! 🙂

Also, thank you to the one voter who voted on my Super Story page story!!! I can’t tell who it is, but if you would like that to be known, mystery voter, please leave a comment and let me know.

So, here we go. So, I think there are some improvements to the world we all live in.

  • Color-changing grass that never grows too long! You could just tell it, “Oh, I want the grass to be this color and be this long”, and then it would change!
  • A book that held all the stories you liked. So you could say what you wanted to read and it would flip to that page.
  • Nobody will be poor, because no national debts will be in place.
  • On Dancing With the Stars, all the stars will be stars that I know.
  • There will be ACTUALLY GOOD shows on T.V. on Saturday morning.
  • Cell phones with just numbers(the ones all you can do is call someone, with no data plans) will be outlawed
  • There will be at least 50 followers on my blog
  • Everyone will have an iPad.
  • Cures to the common cold and cancer will be invented
  • No food shortages, ever. Period.
  • Every baby will come equipped with a “Care and Guide to Raising this child” or whatever

This is all I can think of right now, but if you have one, let me know and i will put it on this post!

Bored No More

Hi, bored people. You see I am bored a lot too and so I need things to do when I am bored. So I thought, Well, why not share it????? So here it is!

  1. Dress an inanimate object up and take pictures!
  2. Find a bug that does NOT fly (ex. ant) and make it an obstacle course! Then time it. This is also fun if you get more than one bug and have a race. Note, you may want different types of bugs so you can tell them apart =)
  3. Pick one thing and a room, lock your self in a room and see how long it takes you to go insane.
  4. Pick an animal and walk/slither/??? around for as long as you can do it. Bonus points if you give yourself a tail!
  5. Pretend you’re blind, you might want to have someone near you so you don’t fall down the stairs or anything
  6. Make a personality quiz. Then pick random celebrities and make up fake answers to the test. (If you do this, I want to see it!!!!)
  7. Learn to yodel
  8. Imitate someone you see often and see how long it takes them to realize that you’re impersonating them.
  9. Rename all the people in your family with weird names
  10. Find a squishy food. Go into the bathroom, and get in the bathtub. Then jump on the squishy food.
  11. Google weird poses and try to imitate them.
  12. Kill some flies and glue them onto a sheet of paper, or whatever you have handy. Then illustrate!
  13. Make up your own language. Then use it. (You may want to write a key)
  14. Rearrange something.
  15. Make a belly button cleaner!!! Stick a pipe cleaner in a straw, with some pipe cleaner still out. Insert. Clean.
  16. Make a pyramid. Of whatever you have lying around and need to get rid of.
  17. Type something with your toes. Then see if an unlucky victim can read it.
  18. Give yourself a tail. Then see what your dog does to it.
  19. Play the imagining game. Sit somewhere where there are a lot of people and imagine what they are doing.
  20. Don’t speak. At all. Or, have a sign that says, “I can only speak this word,________” and only say that word.
  21. Be a hairdresser. Put some dirt in a cup, then some grass seed. Wait for it to grow. When you feel that it is long enough then give it a haircut. Remember that grass never stops growing(unless it dies) so you can give it another even worse haircut next week!
  22. Create a cardboard city.
  23. Baking soda volcano. Especially fun if you make a really amazing volcano.
  24. Google yourself. Then, enjoy finding out about people who share your name but none of your personal information!
  25. Find out what type your blood is.
  26. Make a Jello creation
  27. Dress up stuffed animals and display them prominently in your house
  28. Watch a T.V. show and make a list of why the T.V. show is so awful. Then present the list to a friend you know likes that show.
  29. Make up a weird fun fact about someone. Then inform them of that fact. Interesting reactions!
  30. Peel a carrot until it is totally gone (I personally have always wanted to do this)
  31. Youtube werewolf circus (These are HILARIOUS! I guarantee it!)