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Laugh Lines

So I've had a pretty rough week. With the exception of getting into college (which I am super excited about), it's been pretty long. When I have a rough time, all I want to do is laugh. Sometimes I'm in the mood for stand up, other days I watch sitcoms, but I frequently end up on the Ellen DeGeneres Show YouTube channel.

I just think Ellen's awesome. She lives by a phrase that has recently become a motto of mine "No Shame". She's honest, she dances, she's not overly vulgar, she can speak whale, the list goes on. She doesn't swear, she scares people for Pete's sake! In short, she just gets it. She gets how to appeal to literally everyone with her humor and her personality, and I strive to be just like that. I mean, watch how comfortable her guests are when talking to her. It's looks like two old friends catching up, not an intense interview. I think that's why so many people love her so much. She treats her audience, her guests, and eve…

Sea Life Lessons

So, I just went and saw Finding Nemo in 3D. So worth it. Throughout the movie, I was thinking about how much we can learn from each character. We should all watch the movie one more time and learn the lessons each character has to teach us. Or, you can just read this. But watch the movie, too. And go see it in 3D. The short before it, Partysaurus Rex, is awesome, and you get cool blue 3D glasses with Dory on them. Oh, and be sure to look out for the new Wreck It Ralph trailer, as well as the appearances by Buzz Lightyear and Mr. Incredible in the movie. Anyway, on to the cheesy life lessons...

Be like Nemo and embrace your weaknesses, always be friendly, and always be willing to try new things.

Be like Nigel and always be willing to tell the stories you hear. Be willing to inform people, and, along the way, maybe bring them a little hope.

Be like the Tank Fish and be accepting, always have a plan, be a little obsessive, and never, ever give up.

Be like Crush and be in awe of what the peop…

Disney Dreaming

Hi guys! I know it's been a while, but I'm still alive. This blog is probably going to turn into the "Abby sees a movie and then writes about why/how it inspires her" blog. No, that does not mean that I'm writing about The Avengers.

Actually, I wanted to talk about the new Pixar movie Brave. Brave is a movie I've wanted to see for a long time. It came out yesterday and I literally skipped out of the house to go see it. It's incredible. A must see. Buy that's not really what I wanted to say about it.

The movie got me thinking about my career. Now I know I've already written about why I want to be a screenwriter, but this is a little more of a post about what kind of movies I want to write. I want to write Disney movies.

Now, I know you're probably busy crying from laughter right now, but let me explain. Ever since I was very little, I've watched and been amazed by Disney movies. Disney's a pretty common part of a person's childh…

Purpose

It recently occurred to me that I haven't posted in a while. Well, REJOICE!!! I just saw Titanic 3D and now I have a lot of emotions. Just kidding. The movie was amazing, though. In fact, it got me thinking.

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that I want to be a screenwriter. If you haven't, I want to be a screenwriter. There, we learn something new everyday. When I tell people this, they often laugh. I understand why they do. It's a seemingly impossible goal. After a person is done with his or her laughing fit, I'm often asked why I want to do this.
Watching a movie like Titanic only strengthens my desire to do this. I've been a moviegoer all my life, but I'm different than what people think I should be. Instead of watching several movies once or twice and analyzing them, I tend to watch a handful of movies over and over again, studying them, figuring out what I like and don't like. I look at the few I connect with to see why I conn…

Mixed Bag

I haven't blogged in a month. I know you've missed it, non-readers. To be frank, I don't really know what to write about. Actually, that's kind of a lie considering I sort of figured out something to write about this morning while waiting in line at Starbucks this morning. I still don't quite know how it's going to turn out, though...

My morning was kind of weird. I somewhat overslept and was still hoarse from screaming from excitement at the Grammys. I then found out this that I didn't have to take my brother to school. This is always a good thing because it means I can listen to whatever I want to in the car. So I went to Starbucks to get my Tuesday breakfast, as I do, and I was busy worrying.

I know what you're thinking. OMG ME WORRY??? NEVER!!! The typical things were going through my mind. I'm going up north this weekend. Will  they make fun of me for having a southern accent???? Will Whole Foods food make me fat??? Am I wearing shoes??? Why is…

Life Changer

If you are my friend on Facebook or a follower on Twitter, you know I was pretty excited that this weekend happened. If you're not, I'm pretty jazzed that this weekend happened. The past year (at least the second half) was pretty incredible. I have a feeling that incredible is about to continue.

This past year, I did one thing I promised myself I'd never do. Now I know what your thinking, but it was certainly not anything bad. In fact, it turned out to be a great decision. A life changing one. As in one that changed my life.

Because of said decision, I met incredible people, I've done more things I didn't think I'd ever do, and, ultimately, I came out of my shell (YAAAAY CLICHES). It's because of this one decision that some amazing people came into my life and I stopped caring about people judging me as much. I'm finally the loud, obnoxious person I knew that I always was outside of my house.

So I want to thank y'all. Thank you for inspiring me, tal…

Worry

We've all got problems. We don't have good grades, our car broke down, we don't have enough friends on Facebook or Twitter or blog followers, we ate too much, we're starving, we don't know when our favorite TV show comes back on, we're missing a party or a big game for something really boring, our job sucks, etc. No matter how trivial these problems seem to other people (or your future self looking back on where you are now), they are tough and matter to us. They are real problems. That is, until something real happens. Something worthy of at least three episodes on a major TV show.

A lot of times when something like this happens, we are in shock, not even able to comprehend what has just happened. Then, we have to go through our day, scared and numb. But finally, you get that moment when you can calm down. That may mean you have to clean, make a mess, scream in a pillow, talk to yourself, pray, talk to your neighbor's cat, read, write, watch your favorite …

Routine

Well, yesterday I went back to school from break (it actually turned out semi-productive). School generally makes me feel icky (ewww I actually loathe this word), but this time for some reason I was excited to go back. This doesn't really have anything to do with my break. It was actually really awesome. I think it may have just been going back to my routine after not having a real plan for the last two and an half weeks.

I also have an opportunity I've never really seized this semester. I didn't do so hot on some of my exams. Even though I ended up with decent semester grades, I knew I could do better. I get really lazy sometimes, and I had a lag in November and December. Now I have the opportunity and incentive to do better.

I have a lot of fears about school, including the fear of whether or not I'll get into college. This totally comes into play here, but I think hard work is something to be learned and then you will value it for the rest of your life. So I'm t…