Dear Whoever…, #49

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Dear Whoever May Be Reading This,                                                                                                                                            11-23-11

Give thanks! This is your Thanksgiving post and you’re fourth post of November. I was going to adorn it with little pictures of cute animated turkeys all over the place or the thingy that holds all that fruit and stuff, but I didn’t. Any guesses as to why? Yes, oh lovely. I’m telling you anyway- I’m not a big turkey person. I know, I know! Turkey is (in most homes) the main piece of the Thanksgiving dinner. But I’ve never been a fan of it. I believe in giving thanks, in that we should give thanks for all the little things we have everyday, and I believe in eating. Turkey though? Turkey can be substituted. I’m not anti-turkey. It’s okay. It’s not all that bad(unless someone screwed up in the kitchen again), but I just can’t eat a huge portion of it. I have two favorite foods to make up for my disliking of turkey though, you’ll see them throughout the pictures of this post.

Moving onto my actual topic I really wanted y’all to hear: being thankful. Now see I’ma lay the facts out right here and now: I am a Christian. I don’t care if you belive in God or not. My posts have never tried to convert anybody or have said ANYTHING about religion, I entend on keeping it that way. With that being said, moving on, we should give thanks or at least be thankful knowing that you’re reading this means you have access to a computer, either yours, someone else’s, or the library’s. That’s something to be thankful for considering that some people don’t even have paper or pens or books to read. Some people don’t have cars, yet how many of us ride in a car nearly every day to go somewhere? Even if you don’t have a car or ride in them, do you have shoes? Ya know, people are without shoes. And one of the most critical needs people have is substinance, or something to sustain them, food. People everyday go without food, without eating. Not just in foreighn countries either, right here in the US of A. People go starving but yet we have snacks almost whenever we want, most of us eat three square meals a day and when we don’t, we grumble. I’m not trying to guilt you for eating, even if I come off that way. I like to eat. I’m not guilty for eating and neither are you. But instead of complaining that in your cuboards and refrigarators there is no “good food”, be grateful and thankful that you have food, even if it’s not your favoritest thing in the world, because even though it may not be exactly what you want, it is food and that’s all that matters.   

Now onto a less serious topic- back to food. My top 3 foods here ya go. Sorry for the weird formatting I guess I didn’t save it when I had my pictures and writing nice, so here’s to crappy re-doing and re-writing!

1st place, taking gold

2nd place

 
1.King’s Hawaiin sweet rolls. Don’t judge me, I’m an addict. 

       2. Reddi Wip. The original, nothing fancy Reddi Wip. Who doesn’t like Reddi Wip?   Nevermind. don’t answer that. rhetorical question.

3. Apple pie. Mhm but don’t put Reddi Wip on it. I don’t like them together. Separate. Don’t question my food tastes. Mmmm. Delicious.

Now here’s a reciepe for Candied Sweet Potatoes:    

  • 4 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • salt
  • 3/4 c. light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 2 tablespoons of butter

Here’s what ya do:

  1. Cook sweet potatoes until tender.
  2. Peel, halve, then sprinkle the potatoes with salt. 
  3. In a skillet, mix sugar with water and butter. Bring to a boil.
  4. Put potatoes in syrup and cook over low heat for about 15min, stirring occasionally, until all potatoes are glazed and candied.

You can melt marshmellows in too with your brown sugar, butter, and water before you add the sweet potatoes, if you want. Or even add in some pecans like seen in the picture ^^^.  Serves 4.

Click <a href=”http://southernfood.about.com/od/sweetpotatoes/r/bl30117j.htm>here</a> to go to where I found this recipe.

Happy Thanksgiving. Eat plenty because ya gotta be able to make it through the hibarnation stage of winter. Oh, and I’m super thankful for my readers! Thanks for reading!

Just for laughs....here's your animated turkey afterall.

                                                                                                                                                                                  ever thankful, eshy,

Dear Whoever…, #48

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Dear Whoever Has Wondered Where eshy Stands On Relationships,                                                      11-19-11

     The title pretty much explains the post so here are most of MY rules on relationships I’m in, or have been, or possibly will be in. Let’s start this post with quotes as always on relationships:

~”If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy.” -Unknown

~”Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance  you have in trying to change others.” -Benjamin Franklin

~”Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep… wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you’re in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends,  who thinks you’re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have you… The one who turns to his friends and says, ‘that’s her’. “-Chuck Palahniuk

~”Find someone worth your tears, worth your laughter, worth your heart and loves you as much as you love them. ” -Unknown

~”There is no feeling more comforting than knowing you’re right next to the one you love.” -Kay Knudsen

4 Basic Things I Will Never Do For A Guy:

  1. cry. unless I’m married to him or something like that(or maybe a close guy friend but these are about my um, personal relationships in the “more than friends” zone). A boyfriend? Hell no. Sorry.
  2. get into a fight WITH A FRIEND over him.
  3. I will never ever say I’m wrong when I’m actually right just to fluff his ego.
  4. most importantly, break any of the standing moral agreements I have with myself(which includes more than the whole sex thing)

Some other random rules of my relationships:

  • I draw all lines and am not afraid to be a b*tch and actually enforce them.
  • If someone thinks it’s okay to ask out the other person through a text message, it is perfectly okay and fair for the other person to break up with that someone through a text message as well.
  • When you’re in a relationship with someone and you don’t talk to the other person at all, you’re not in a relationship.
  • Never believe anything that has been told to you or that someone has “heard, or even has the remote possibility of being gossip. Go for the source and figure it out yourself, third party groups don’t help they just complicate.

Facts:

-More than half who marry in their teens are divorced in under 15 years.

-((Sorry looks like Google ran out of facts….who woulda thought…))

                                                                                                                                                               Inspired, eshy </3 & ❤

Dear Whoever…, #47

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Dear Whoever Likes Poetry or Is Curious About Mine,                                                                          11-18-11

“Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.” -Dennis Gabor

“Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself.” -William Hazlitt

“Poetry is, above all, an apporoach to the truth of feeling. …A fine poem will seize your imagination intellectually-that is, when your reach it, you will reach it intellecually to- but the way is through emotion, through what we call feeling.” -Muriel Rukeyser

            Here’s a poem I wrote, it’s not the best, I am not a professional poet keep that in mind. It is, to me, my second best poem if not the actual best. I haven’t shared it before except the last stanza when talking about punctuation. How do you think I knew what the author was trying to accomplish in the last line with the stupid commas(read post #40 here:https://eshysletters.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/dear-whoever-40/ if this sentence is confusing you)? I am the author.

Anyways without anymore prelude here is Applesacuse-eshy:

A story shared at the checkout,

Mom ends up swimming in her tears,

I roll my eyes,

and apologize,

how unprepared you were, dearest clerk,

 

To you we’re just another family,

buying cereal and applesauce,

you ask “how are you?”,

not truly caring about the reply,

it came anyway, you and I both know, dear clerk,

you pause for a second,

just long enough to whisper “I’m so sorry.”,

 

But soon your life goes on,

without another thought,

of the teary-eyed lady and the torn-apart teenage daughter,

buying applesauce,

soon on their way home,

to care for a dying man, with undying love,

FINIS

 

             Well whatdya think? Any good? Horrible? Why doesn’t it rhyme? Any comments and critiques are welcome as long as they are respectful, do so by commenting.

                                                                                                                                         writer of this post and the poem within, eshy,

P.S. Enjoy your second post of November! Expect a post on 11/19/11 or 11.20.11 .  It’ll be awesome and lengthy without being too long or boring.

Dear Whoever…, #46

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Dear Whoever Can Bear To Read Another NaNo Post,                        11/7/2011

“The definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over, and then expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein

       Guess who lucked out again and it getting a post………..you! The readers of this blog! And I can promise it won’t be all about my boring novel idea too. I owe you a real post and not a cheap knockoff imposter. So here it is.

       The reason I chose this Addressee and quote for today’s post is because I’m subscribed to quite a few blogs not just the one’s on my blogroll either. And since it’s November they’re all talking about NaNo. Their wordcounts, their goals, their ideas, their plots, their twists, their charries, their this and their that. Now, on my blog, if you’ve been around awhile then you know I try to keep it seperate from my life and not a journel type thing. If you’re new to the eshy club then well…. welcome! As soon as you catch on you’ll be able to breathe a little more easy.

        So I don’t want all my posts in November to be all NaNo-ed out because even though it’s only the first week of November, I’m pretty tired of only talking NaNo. I mean you got YWP and NaNo and all the seperate novels, the forums, and a bunch of other stuff. Plus on top of that most of the people who read this blog have blogs of their own and they are writers and they are doing NaNo this year, and if you’re struggling to keep up with the daily minimum word count as much as I am, you ARE constantly writing. So why if you’re constantly writing and reading and doing all this and taking on November for what it is, then why on earth would you want to read about someone else’s NaNo experience? I mean I get the whole, “you’re supposed to compare with others and authors get each other and see if someone’s experiencing it the same as you” thing but doesn’t it get old? Either some of you agree with me or I’m a hermit that cares about nobody else’s life but my own. I hope the first is true and not so much the second.

     Now onto what today’s post is about. Well see that’s the thing….I’m pretty busy with NaNo….ha! caught me trying to be funny huh? Yeah, alright here’s the skinny: during November, writing my novel does consume most of my brain, leaving only school and family, the only two other things I will stop novelling for, I didn’t really have anything else planned for today’s post other than a random little bit at the end<you will have to read or at least scroll to the end and see> so who’s here up for taking a poll? You? Oh not, you? I see. Well too bad, here’s a poll. Vote or don’t. I’d prefer if you did though.

                                           Did you vote? I hope you did. It sorta makes me sad when I log on and I check my blog and there’s like 0 feedback it’s like you say something and then one of those *cricket, cricket* moments happen. Man, I don’t like those.

Now here’s a few random questions and answers off my space science review sheet:

Q: ________ planets have orbits between the earth and the sun. That type of planet are ______&_____.

A: inferior & Mecury and Venus

Q: Who is known as the Father of Modern Rocketry?

A: Robert Goddard

Q: What 3 things affect the brightness of a star?

A: distance from earth, albedo, and size

 

Moving on once more, here’s a song recommendation. It’s a song I recently fell in love with No Love by Simple Plan which you can listen to here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYWXCRGmpgY  Ignore the flashy icons in the beginning. Just focus on the words when they start singing. Be sure to hit me up and lemme know what you think of it.

P.S. Real quick look at this first (sentence)paragraph of a book:

The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.

+5 coolness points to whoever knows and leaves a comment on this post telling me what book it came from. Hint*: The author’s first name starts with an S and this book was the first of the trilogy.

                                                                    DO THE POLL AND THE P.S. please(: love, eshy,

 

 

Dear Whoever…, #45

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Dear Whoever Has Been Bored With My Lack Of Posts,                                                                    11/5/2011

       Well here’s a post for you then! It’s going to be a little random and bits of everything and it will include the word I. That’s because I don’t really have any planned ideas and I don’t have time to research anything. So I’ll be sharing a few things I found on my computer from way back, like the beginning of this year, around my birthday, I found them particularly entertaining because I could point out the errors in my punctuation, point out key things in them that nobody could duplicate, I can tell the differences in my writing from back then and now, laugh at myself and my thoughts, and funniest thing is I can tell exactly what I was thinking when I was typing them even when I don’t remember typing them.

       Another random bit of prelude I have before actually getting to the actual post is that I have our spooky October/November contest winner…..*silence* *drumroll*……….La Stranezza(eccentrickid95)! Congratulations! They won by answering this riddle: Why didn’t Dracula have any friends? The answer was: Because he was a pain in the neck! Hardy-har-har! Ha. Ha. Ha. *cough* Now let’s show off what Kid will be receiving as a winner. Yep that nice book shown is all his. Congratulations, Kid! I’ll PM you for your snail mail details. P.S.(to Kid) check out my blog roll. You’re on it! That’s because Faith helped me cause YOU wouldn’t. Anyways, congrats!

     Moving on, here’s some news about how November(NaNoWriMo month) is going for me. I’m up to 7,230 words which isn’t bad, I don’t think anyways. If I write an equal amount each day and write every single day of the 30 days then I have to write 1,667 words per day. I’ve been writing that +500. I don’t know by that time I’m usually too tired to write anymore. I’ve only been on NaNo YWP(www.ywp.nano.org) for a year(2010) and my goal was 25,000 words. I made it. This year I was eligible to go for the big 50K on the adult site(www.nanowrimo.org)  so I’m going for it. It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. I disagree with a lot of the older-ish people on there, aka adults, but I am being mature and refraining from staying off the forums and arguing with them, plus I don’t want them thinking I’m immature. I’m not. I’m staying off the forums, end of story. Because I’m going for 50,000 on the main site, I purposely set my YWP word count low, say 7,000 words, so if all else fails I’ll at least win one of them, if not both. My YWP novel is a western setting during the good ol’ days where we traveled with horses and wagons and had tiny cute little quaint towns and the west was still a rugged beast. Yep, it’s a cowboy-ish setting but it’s from teenagers’ point of view. In all those western shows, it never shows the kids as they’re going through this stage in life and that’s what I’m trying to capture. But I’m not the main genius behind this, Faith is my co-partner. 50%, 50% in everything about this novel. I’ve co-wrote with her before and it was quite fun. So that’s my YWP novel. My main novel I’m actually putting tons of effort into is…I’m not even sure what genre. It doesn’t have a title. And it’s not my typical boring young adult, school drama, not plotted, crap I wrote last year. Nope. It’s a brand new fresh thing, that I don’t know quite how to go about. That’s the hardest part. Here’s a little bit about it: there’s a heroine, she always thought she was human, she’s not, she finds that out when a strange man tries to kill her, he doesn’t because of another much nicer strange man sorta kidnaps her and takes him to his community where she learns that her parents and sister she had grown up with were a foster family and her real dad lived in this community. He has some wicked powers and he’s kind of a big deal in the community, she being the daughter of this man, has some awesome abilities she never knew she had. Upon arriving at the community she meets her dad, makes weird strange new friends her age, makes a couple enemies, goes to post-monster school where she learns about what type of creature she is, she’s not totally monster, and she is a little human, then some attacks happen on the community, oh did I mention that my heroine is one of the only two known female creatures of their kind in the world and their blood is especially powerful? No, oh well she is, and her name is Alexa Step(er, Smith). That means all her new friends, including her guardian, and the whole school population is all dudes. Awesome no? Yes. The community she is now part of was attacked by a rival community of other bad monsters(the one’s that first tried to kill her) including werewolves, vampires, spirits, and et cetera. In her community other people have varying powers and strengths as well, they are monsters too, but the good kind, still vampires, half werewolves, and so on too, but these are the GOOD kind. I’m still trying to figure out what sets them apart from the bad monsters, what makes those bad, and those good. But the bad guys are called CODs(Creatures of Darkness), Alexa’s kind is known as CONs (Creatures of Night) and there is a difference. One of them being one’s protecting Alexa and one wants to drink her tasty blood or just spill it as she dies. Another difference is the CODs souls are morally corrupt and dead inside, they just like to kill, and they are of darkness, their souls are dark and they like to make truces with the Darkness of the world and stuffs. The CONs are of Night because they are monsters. The big difference is that their souls are alive and they can feel, and love, and do all that jazz.

       Moving on yet again, here’s the first thing I wrote and the prelude to the list is how I knew it was me that wrote it because I still think like that:

Wish List

First off, it’d be a little weird for you to read this, seeing as it’s on my laptop, on my file, and my business. So if you found this that means you’ve been snooping through my stuff, and you’ll get it later. But my 13th birthday is in 28 days and I’m not really scared, not really excited, a little freaked out, and I think I might be getting to the point where I don’t want to get any older. But then I have my whole college living on my own in San Diego, with my jeep, going to college, working, helping Nicole with the babies who would be in 1st grade. Yeah, I’m weird and I can admit it. I only want a few things for my b-day and they’re not all that important to my life but still it’d be nice.

In no order:

1. Tempted by P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast

2. Awakened by P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast

3. Chronicles of Vlad Tod by Heather Brewer 9th grade-12th grade

4. Still Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley

5. The other Vampire Diaries Books I don’t already have.

6. Snoopy anything!

7. Hunger Games

8. Catching Fire

9. Evernight

10. Barnes and Noble gift cards

11. $$$

12. A new phone(my pick)

13. Converse(low top, black, elastic, laced look without the laces)

14: 13 reasons by ??? It’s at target though (:

15: rings

I also knew it was me because it was in font size 22, bold, and in Comic Sans. The next thing I found on my computer was this document entitled “Bdays” but then once I opened it I sub-labeled it “Kayla’s Thoughts On Her 13th Birthday, here you go:

Kayla’s Thoughts On Her 13th Birthday:

Birthdays are stupid, complex things, that make my head spin. No, my head is always spinning, birthdays just add into the other mess that’s already up there. I can’t believe I’m going to be 13. That quick. Then I want to do something this year but I don’t know what. Everything is so expensive or we don’t have car space, each side has it’s downfalls. I either want to go to K1Speed or to the beach at sunset, and have dinner and shop around the little stores at the pier.

~Downsides of the beach idea:

-I want to take too many people, and I don’t want to choose between friends, the cars only hold so many people. And I’m guessing we’re only taking one car, maybe two.

~Downsides of go carting:

-It’s super expensive. I need to check if we can get some type of party deal.

-I don’t know how many people I will be able to bring. And I don’t want to choose between friends.

-I forgot my other reason.

So I don’t know plus I’m going to be thirteen and everyone will truly be scared of me. It starts the next 7 years of being a teenager. I don’t want to be any older, but then I do, I want to live out my halfway vision of college, of living on my own. But I just want to be a kid a little longer. And it’s pretty nerve-racking knowing that while I was supposed to be being a kid, I had too many responsibilities, and as the days draw closer and the responsibilities grow now I want to stay back.

By the way none of those two things happened, not the beach, and not the carting. I ended up going with 2 grown women, a friend(1 of their daughters), and my little cousin. All three of us “kids” are named Kayla. Two of us sharing the same middle name as well and only being a year apart, it was mass confusion. Three little blond girls, two the same height and build, it was ridiculous. Anyways, we went to the batting cages at a Fiesta Village. It was fun. But weird considering the adults tried to bat, H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S! My little cousin was being a brat that day. When we got home my mom had baked a cake and gotten pizza from my favorite place, my friend Kayla’s sister was there, she’s only a year older and named Katie. And my sister, yet another blonde, yet the same height as us despite being 4 years older, is Kim. More mass confusion over names. Anyways it was fun. Not what I wanted or what I planned, but fun-ish. Carting would have been SOO much better. But the pizza was good and the bread sticks so I was content with the “fun”.

       Thanks for tuning in long enough to read this random-atic post. More posts about my novel as sure to come, including excerpts just FYI. I hope you liked this post enough to “like” it, loved it enough to comment, or hated it enough to send me an email depicting everything wrong with it.

P.S.(to whoever is reading this): You should at least give me a highfive via comment because this is my first post of Novemember.

                                                                                                                                               Catch ya later, alligator, eshy,

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