Friday, December 31

My End of 2010 Post

Where I am, it will be a new year, a new decade in 8 hours and 56 minutes.

I sort of like scaring my self by saying that 2010 will never come again. It's over. 2010 is done. I'm a freak when it comes to stuff like that.

This year I also...
  • Started Year 7 and completed primary school
  • Discovered Starkid.
  • Got into the Academic Extension classes at the highshool I'm going to.
  • Became closer to my best friend
  • Maybe made another really really good friend
  • discovered that you don't have to follow the latest fashion or listen to the latest music to be accepted by the "cool people" (though it does help)
 For me, 2010 has been a really good year. But I also have a good feeling about 2011

Seeing as it's new year, I thought I'd make some resolutions/dreams/hopes.
  • Stop chewing my nails
  • Make some new friends who will be friends for life when I go to highschool.
  • Tavel back to Sydney, somehow.
  • Be a nicer person
  • Be healthier and not skip so much basketball training
  • Stop reblogging so much on Tumblr.
  • See a Starkid show (not gonna happen, but it's okay to dream, right?)
I don't normally make resolutions. This is the  first time I have decided I'm going to stick by them aswell.

What are your resolutions?

Thursday, December 30

Billie Jean

First off, I got this tag from the lovely Cassidy.

The rules say that you have to put your entire mp3 player/ipod on shuffle and answer the questions. no skipping a song either.

Are you Male or Female?
Cooler Than Me                (Mike Posner)

What do people feel when they're around you?

And I was a Boy From School             (British India)

Describe your current relationship?

 Dreamer                    (Hilary Duff)

Where would you like to be right now?

 Rock Star                      (Hannah Montana)

How do you feel about love?

 Pirouette                     (Lisa Michell) (Love is like a Pirouette, I guess)

What's your life like?

 Life's What You Make It             (Hannah Montana)

What would you wish for if you only had one wish?

 Kiss and Tell                           (Selena Gomez)

Say something wise:

 Teenage Dream                    (Glee Cast Version)

How would you describe yourself?

 No More                           (Cassie Davis)(Yep, I don't want no more)

What is your life's purpose?

Les Champs Elysee                        (Joe Dassin)(Does this mean I'm goning to live in France one day?)

What is your motto?

 Just the Way You Are                        (Bruno Mars)(Be true to yourself, I guess)

What do your friends think of you?

 If It's Love                         (Train)

What do you think of your parents?

 Hermione Can't Draw                             (AVPS Soundtrack)(That would be pretty epic if Hermione was my Mum)

Who do you think of very often?

 Eleanor Rigby                        (The Beatles)(Eleanor, my one true love. No, jk :P)

What is 2+2?

 3                     (Britney Spears)(It's creepy that this song has come up on this question)

What do you think of your best friend?

 Harry Freakin' Potter                                    (AVPS Soundtrack)(That means I'm Ron...)

What is your life story?

 Different as Can Be                                    (AVPM Soundtrack)(Well, I am sorta different...)

What do you want to be when you grow up?

 Mean                                (Taylor Swift)(*sigh*)

What will you dance to at your wedding?

 This is Who I Am                                 (Vanessa Amorossi)

What will they play at your funeral?

 Crazier                                    (Taylor Swift)(I guess I keep people sane)

What is your hobby/interest?

 Ice Ice Baby                                   (Vanilla Ice)

What is your biggest fear?

 Viva La Vida                             (Coldplay)

What is your biggest secret?

 Dream                                        (Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana)

What do you think of your friends?

 Sweet Disposition                          (Temper Trap)

What will you repost this as?

Billie Jean                                    (Michael Jackson)

Now, I tag Blaize, Rose, and... CRAZY PICK!... Kiki (my 15th follower. Starting my second half of followers :D)


Okay. Now about my Christmas.

It was pretty good!

And because Adam asked, I'm going to tell you what I got, whether you care or not. I got a Toblerone (chocolate bar), beanbag (which i had been wanting for a while's pretty and white :D) and this Glee unofficial guide book. I also got an iTunes voucher.

Then we went to my Grandma on my Dad's side. The females on that side of the family seem to have a lots of crafty artistic talent. Why did I not inherit that talent? But from them, I got a satin dressing gown that Grandma made, a homemade bracelet from my Aunt, and a homemade bag from my other Aunty.

"Santa" also bought us this massive kayak. My grandparent live near the beach, so we took that down to the beach and kayaked around. Our cousins also bought their sit on surf skis.

We had dinner/late lunch. it was meant to be a late lunch but it turned into a 7.00 dinner :P

Then on Boxing Day, we visited my Mum's side of the family. We apparently "christened" our Uncle's pool. The pool was pretty cool.

I got some money from my Nana and Pop, I got some money.From my aunt, I got this really awesome little digital camera that takes the worst photos ever, but I still love it. And from my uncle, I got a tin water bottle because Mum has been wanting us to have one for a while and a Dymocks voucher.


A couple of hours ago, we got home from the shops, where I spent the money from my Nana, as well as some birthday money. Late Christmas presents that you choose yourself <3.

With the dymocks voucher, I bought two books: Jessica Watson's book and Elixir, Hilary Duff's book. I also bought this floral patterned singlet from Myer. And that's all I bought. My sister however, is the reason we were at the shops for close on 4 hours. She looked in Diva, City Beach, And all over Myer, just not in one department. Following after her is tiring!

Oh yeah, and I can't forget this Deathly Hallows symbol I ordered off Etsy. It should arrive with in a week.

Then come new year, with the last remains of my money, I'm going to hopefully buy these sunglasses. Or maybe these ones.

Bye for now though!

P.S. Please excuse my lack of posts lately; I discovered Tumblr :P

Friday, December 24

I Should Do a Christmas Post...

...Except I have no idea what to say. I'm sure I'll start to get more excited tonight, when it gets dark and my brother insists on using a Santa tracker (according to the NORAD tracker, he's still at the North Pole, in the middle of the ocean) and we go out and look at Christmas lights.

Merry Christmas!

And I just want to say thanks for making me smile whenever you comment, and following and just making me incredibly happy.

I hope you all have a great day tomorrow, doing whatever you do on Christmas :) Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 22

Weird Dreams

What's the weirdest dream you've ever had?

The other night I had a really weird dream.

So all the girls in my year 7 class (including me) had to go to this basketball tournament in the country with our sports teacher as our coach.. The town we played in strangely resembled my school oval... hmmm. Anyway I missed the beginning of one game, but that's not important. I just remember it. I can't remember if we won or loss though, but the next part is the weird part.

I thought the town we were in was a WA country town, but it was apparently a NSW country town because we caught a plane from Sydney.

It was a glass-walled A380 plane. So we took off from Sydney Airport and landed at Adelaide Airport. It was really weird because you could see the Sydney skyline behind the Adelaide skyline (what Adelaide skyline? no jk, jk :)). Then we taxied down the runway after landing. At first we taxied down the Adelaide runway but then we also taxied the 1750 km to my city (which you all have probably worked out by now). We taxied into my city's airport then down the train tracks in the middle of the freeway and we stopped right at the local train station. It was quite convenient really. And the taxiing only took a few second! Actually, I think we might have bypassed the roads between Adelaide and my city as well as my city's airport and just gone straight from Adelaide to the freeway railway.


Tuesday, December 21

Today We Put Our Christmas Tree Up.

We finally put our tree up, with 3 days to go til Christmas. It's quite pretty but it still doesn't put me in the Christmas mood.

It doesn't feel like Christmas though, despite the fact that I'm typing this on a laptop in the living room and I can see the Christmas tree right now, straight infront of me. Normally at Christmas time, it's stinkin' hot and we spend the day in one of our relatives pools.

But today it was freezing cold and it rained! In Summer! Apparently it snowed in the Australian Alps today.

It just feels like any other winter day.

I think that the reason that it doesn't feel like Christmas is because of the weather. And it can be sunny all year around so I don't just associate the weather with Christmas, like all you Americans associate now with Christmas. Besides, you get snow just at Christmas time, not all year round.

I'm pretty sure that some plague or something has hit Australia. None of the other Australian blogs I follow really feel like it's Christmas either. I call it the it-doesn't-feel-like-Christmas-plague.

Friday, December 17

I'm a Dork

On my iPod, I have a couple of playlists. I have a "faves' playlist with all the song I like and then I have a "Songs for the Car" so I can listen to my iPod on the speakers in the car with songs Mum and Dad can stand, then I have a "Sleep" playlist with gentle, quiet-ish songs that are mostly Darren Criss and Starkid. then I have a "Top 15" playlist with just my favourite 15 songs.

Yesterday, in the Top 15 playlist, I only had songs by 3 different artists; Katy Perry, Starkid/Darren Criss, and Glee Covers. But then last night, I went and bought a couple more Stakid songs, Darren songs and Glee songs.

I got bored of the charts and what was popular when I discovered AVPM. I really don't care about some 10 year old girl who writes a "popular" song and whips her hair back and forth either. The last "popular song" that I downloaded was Grenade by Bruno Mars because it's an okay-ish song. And I sorta felt like I had to have one "new, popular" song on my ipod after my friend was looking through my songs and complaining I had no good songs the other day.

The only mainstream artist that I really like is Katy Perry. And sometimes Taylor Swift. That's it.

I just got rid of the Bruno Mars song I put in the top 15 playlist last night so I could stay dorky. I also got rid of the Taylor Swift song I really liked that I put in yesterday and replaced them with my new Glee Covers. I guess I like being dorky and having dorky songs on my iPod that no one else has heard.

So now I'm back to the original 3 dorky artists :)

And as if I wasn't dorky enough already, I'm wearing a white t-shirt from Paddy's Markets that says "I ♥ Sydney", like the ones that say I ♥ NY.

That's me. I'm a dork!

So what sort of songs do you have on your iPod?

Wednesday, December 15

Today was Orientation Day + Another Award

{When I started this post, it was Monday and I had just got home from Orientation... Now it's Wednesday :| }

Next year I'm off to high school.And I'm scared. But today was the orientation day.

We got to the school and went into the auditorium where we were told some pretty much useless stuff, before being sorted into groups to go around the school in.

{I'll now pick up where I left off after Monday}.

I met these girls which I sorta made friends with. There was this girl who I think I could relate quite a bit too, a girl from a country town about 2.5 hours away who is in on the swim program, and these two girls who seemed really friendly but I didn't really get to know.

My group got all the boring classes. We did science {which was very scary; we blew stuff up like balloons filled with hydrogen and magnesium in some sort of acid}, computers {we just learnt how to navigate the school website which I already new *ugh*}, English {we cut out pictures, glues them to a piece of paper and had to write a story using the pictures. The English teacher made me laugh so hard. She reminded me of a call center person - can I help you?}, maths {I learned that my year 5 teacher taught me about "BIMDAS" wrong} and art {where we drew pictures and watched the art teacher get angry because some people didn't put enough detail in}. My friend's groups all got classes like cooking, photography and PE {better than English anyday}.

That's basically all I remember for now though, so on to the next part of this post.

The lovely Blaize (Random Rawr has awarded me again, but with a different award. Thanks so much Blaize! x

I now pass it on to {hmmm...} Cassidy and also Rose,{even if she already has it} because I well, love your blogs!

When Blaize said my name, she called me "Frangipani the Fish", which brings me to my next topic.

Olivia once said...
"So now whenever I publish a post and see 'by Olive Tree' at the bottom, I cringe. I feel that I am hiding behind a screen name instead of really being myself. I also feel that this name, while interesting, no longer describes me"
I think that what Oliva said sums up how I feel perfectly. So I'm changing my name back to Lily. I think Frangipani the Fish felt sort of babyish I guess.

I'll change my signature next time I'm on the "gimp computer", if I remember how to use gimp :P

Bye for now, Lily xo

P.S. I'm thinking of changing the design of this blog soon. It just doesn't feel like "me".

Thursday, December 2

A New Era of My Life + An Award.

Yesterday marked a new era in my life. I'm 13. I'm a teenager. It's great, because I don't feel as young in the blogosphere anymore :P

Anyway, because it's my last year in primary school I just had to have a party. And not to brag or anything, but my party organising skills are quite good! (have I ever mentioned my Harry Potter party when I turned 11? But that's another story...) After school, I went down to the park and started setting up for my party, because our house is a bit of a mess at the moment. It was really windy.

I invited 1 friend from out of school, 6 girls from my class and 4 boys. I don't really feel like typing right now, so this is gonna be short. Anyway,my sister and my dad headed down about 10 minutes before us to hide everything for the treasure hunt, and by the time Mum and I got there, my best friend was there already :P

We were gonna have a water fight, but it got too cold. We played tug-a-war and pass the parcel. Pass the parcel was by far the best game of the night. It was a bit sad though, because I couldn't play my favourite Starkid songs because they are considered, well, not cool, and no one likes them (those friends that don't have no taste... :P). It was wrapped in newspaper, but with the occasional coloured layer which you could throw instead of pass. One of the boys got all of the Smiggle pig rubbers I put in though. It was funny.

I know most of you don't want to here about what I got, but some of you might, so I got an iTunes voucher, some money, some more Smiggle stuff (including a pig rubber...!) some notebooks and pens, a lava lamp, this really pretty black and white polka dot top, Dymocks vouchers, some Diva bangles and earrings (which just gives me an excuse to get my ears pierced) and this really pretty rose ring.

I really enjoyed my party. Thanks Mum! (I might add pictures soon)

I got back from the party, checked my email, and found a new comment from the lovely Rose @ people tell me saying that she's awarded me on her blog :D Thanks Rose!

She says that she thinks that themain idea of the award is to pass it onto other bloggers, so I pass it onto
Random Rawr (even if she already has it)
Jessica Nicole
beacuse you all have a lovely blog, and your comments are what keep me going. But that doesn't mean that just these guysare the only ones who deserve it. If you follow, you deserve it too, so I award you too! So I'm basically rewarding all of my followers!

P.S. Just thought I'd mention that my profile pic is at Bondi Beach; not just any old beach!