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I’m not from Hawaii

I’m not from Hawaii… Anywho, I’m Lorelei. My awesome friend Ashleena/Lyn told me to do this (read: is sitting next to me making sure I don’t freak out at the features and junk). Despite the platypus thing I have going on, this blog isn’t about platypodes. I’m just here to talk about crap that happens to me and hopefully be somewhat entertaining. ummm… now what? I guess it’s story time…

So, I’ll start with a story that just happened. The aforementioned awesome friend of mine is staying the night and we had to take down the Christmas stuff (I know, we’re appalling). We start taking down decorations. I should make it clear now I am a 5′ petite girl and I can’t even reach the top shelf of my bookshelf without standing on my tippy-toes (is that how you spell that?). I was standing on the couch pulling down swag and she was de-lighting the small tree and I proceed to drop a crap ton of decorations on my head… and my little brother (sorry again, Blue).

But the truly entertaining part was taking apart the Big Tree. It isn’t actually that big… but to a midget like me the thing is absolutely massive! Lyn (going with the shorter name) starts trying to unwind the lights and gets really confused by my light-stringing method (I string it like a frickin pre-lit tree) while I try to explain my reasoning and tangle myself up in the lights. I finally take over and we do manage to get all the lights off.

Now comes the time to finally actually take the dumb thing apart. And this is where the feces hits the whirling-blade device (hats off to anyone who gets that joke). So we remove the top part no problem. BUT, then when we try to remove the middle section… It Refuses! Lyn held the base down and I pulled the stupid section as hard as I could, and it just frickin stays there. It occurs to us that the tiny midget girl is probably not the best for that task. So we switch, but I’m too light to hold the base down so Lyn ends up just PICKING UP THE TREE. Finally, we just give up and decide to start folding up the branches.

And we realize we have no idea how to get the branches to lock. We push up the top layer and it stays, but the next layer only half the branches lock into place. We just look at each other like, “Now what?”. Then Lyn gets a brilliant idea. She twists the branches from the upper layer around this layer and vice versa. My older brother is gonna have a great time setting up the tree in 6 months… So we just wind the branches together till we reach the bottom of the middle section, and Lyn is like, “let’s try to take it a part now.” Which was a brilliant idea and also what we should’ve done IN THE FIRST PLACE. This time i am able to untwist the pieces and realize that this section is heavy as heck. I basically drop it in a controlled manner and Lyn moved it out of the way.

Then we wind the branches of the bottom section too and finally, FINALLY, we finish deconstructing the tree. Only to realize we have no idea where these decorations are supposed to be kept. We should not have been trusted with this task…

THE END!!!

Well, that’s all for now. Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Storytime: Hanging with Lyn and Tess (before Lyn moves away :’-( )

Aloha humans! Today I hung out with Lyn and Tess so we could hang out one more time before Lyn moves away. Here’re the highlights:

  • Went to a local coffee shop and had some desserts
  • Walked to the dollar store down the road and bought some snacks
  • Went back to Tess’s house
  • We were gonna watch a movie but we ended up just listening to music and hanging out
  • Found out Tess can dance
  • Watched some Thomas Sanders Vine Compilations
  • Then they dropped me off back home

Not too interesting a day, but it was pretty fun anyway. Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Weird Coincidence

Aloha humans! I was watching JaidenAnimations’ 2016 VidCon overview video when I made a shocking discovery.

They gave her my camera.

JAIDEN HAS MY CAMERA WTF

Okay, obviously not my camera specifically, but literally the exact same kind. (Mine does have the polaroid logo on the front bit, so it’s a bit nicer, but that’s beside the point)

“So what, Lorie? It’s a camera.” I hear you think (yes I can hear your thoughts). WELL, I got my camera because I inherited it! Sorta, she didn’t die but it was a gift from my grandmother that she and my mother both owned. It was one of the best gifts I’d ever gotten, as for years leading up to this I had been obsessed with polaroids.

And it turns out one of my absolute favourite YouTubers has one!

So, that’s pretty cool! Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Random Facts About Me

Aloha humans! I couldn’t think of what to post, so I figure this is the easiest thing to do. Yay!

  • I can’t eat potatoes. If I do, I get nauseous and may puke.
  • I am very awkward, but I will still try to make conversation. Not always successfully
  • I like origami
  • I join fandoms easily but get behind on shows just as easily
  • My favourite show of all time is Gravity Falls and I firmly believe no show will ever top it
  • I love exclamation points. Dunno why
  • I have 3 siblings of which I am the second youngest and the most responsible
  • I like old music (50s to 90s mostly, but swing is good too)
  • I can’t draw well digitally… yet!
  • I have a new aquatic animal obsession every year, but rather than one replacing the other, they stack! These include:
    • Sharks
    • Coelacanths
    • Narwhals
    • Megalodons (I know they’re a type of shark, shush)
    • Giant Oarfish
    • and, of course, Platypodes!
      • I’m aware platypodes are semi-aquatic but they still count
  • My favourite color is green and this has never changed
  • There are no colors I hate, altho there are some color combinations I despise
  • I’ve wanted to be an artist all my life, but the type has changed
  • I can’t paint well
  • I only wrote one thing (not on this blog) that I was proud of. I lost the only copy
    • It was a horror short story based on the Overtoun Bridge. I killed the main character and it had a really good creep factor
      • I wrote it for school, but I didn’t make a very good grade because it was student graded and I left some questions unanswered.
  • One time I met someone in a Discord chat and had a terrible first meeting. Then I met them again a few weeks later and they had forgotten me! I have never been so relieved to be forgotten.
  • I would do nothing but read and draw if I didn’t decide to run this blog. I’m glad I did! It encouraged me to do more stuff.

Well, I think that’s enough for now! Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Storytime: The Annual Great Hair Debate!

Aloha humans! Summer is coming to an end, which means I have to get a haircut and an eye appointment. As with every year the Great Hair Debate has ensued. Here’s the info:

  • I have expressed interest in wanting my hair cut short.
  • If I leave it long, I want to wear it in an over-the-shoulder braid.
  • I must have my bangs trimmed.
  • My mother (who pays for my haircuts and therefore has a say) wants me to get my hair cut in a style.
  • She’s fine with short, but she wants me to get a specific cut. Doesn’t matter which one, just something specific.

So, the compromise seems to be a short hairstyle. Now part two comes in. I have to choose a style.

More specs:

  • No Pixies (I don’t want it, Mom won’t allow it)
  • I want feminine or androgynous cuts
  • My mother and I have to agree
  • I have yet to find a style I like

So, what about long hair?

  • If I leave my hair long, Mom wants it to have a specific cut (of my choosing)
  • I just want my bangs trimmed and to wear my hair braided
  • It is unlikely we’ll ever agree on this matter

So far, here are the solutions I have:

  1. Have Mom look at haircuts with me so we can easily find one we agree on
  2. Find a way to pay for my own haircut before tomorrow and get the bangs trimmed
  3. Just let Mom choose the haircut, then wear it however I want

I’m leaning towards option 1.

I’ll fill you in on how it goes shortly! Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Singing

Okay, we’ve already established my eclectic taste in music, and anyone who’s been to Bro’s blog knows music runs in the family.

I play ukulele and sing, Lizzie is one of the best singers I know, Bro is a composer, and even Blue loves music even if he isn’t much of a singer.

So, here’s the thing:

I like singing, but I don’t like singing in public. I don’t mind being onstage, I don’t mind it if my siblings are singing too, heck I don’t even mind singing along to the radio in public if it’s playing loudly. The reason I don’t like singing in public is…

it annoys people. I don’t like annoying people. I hate it when people do stuff that annoys me, so I don’t wanna annoy others.

Sometimes I can’t help it though. Yesterday in the grocery store I was singing as I shopped, sometimes at school I would get a song stuck in my head and would need to hum or sing it, and when my friends and I did a sort of public performance in front of a McDonald’s on the way to Corpus Christi.

On Sunday, I wanted to have some alone time. We were at my Mamaw (paternal grandmother)’s house. Whenever we’re outside there, we usually sit under the carport down at the end of the drive way (the driveway is kinday shaped like a y. The front is a circle drive, and a lond straight bit leads to the carport). So, to get away from everyone, I walked around to the front and opened the back of my dad’s car. *He drives one of these:

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I think that’s the exact one? it looks very similair at least.)

Then I sat in the big trunk space in the back with my legs sticking out. From there, I could be comfortably outside while it was hot and (in theory) no one would bother me.

After a bit I started singing. Any song that would pop into my head. I was glad to be alone, cuz my siblings would sing along to the ones they knew (which would’ve bugged me at that particular time) and my dad would probably get annoyed. But when I was right in the middle of the chorus of Iris (Goo Goo Dolls) my dad walks around the car to ask where Blue was.

I nearly had a heart attack. However, to spare the moment from being too akward I finished the chorus of the song.

It was awful.

This was another one of those posts that goes nowhere. Sorry about that! Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Yesterday

Wow, only just off hiatus and already missed a day. To be fair, yesterday was pretty crazy. Here’re the highlights:

  • Woke up at 2:30 pm
  • went out to eat with Liz and Mimi
  • Liz and Mimi had a fight on the car ride home
  • Went grocery shopping
  • got home after 11
  • tried to go to bed, couldn’t sleep. (might have something to do with sleeping until 2:30 pm)

So, I’m sorry and I’ll do better in the future!

-Lorie

Storytime(?): The Gift

Aloha! Finaly, I can talk about the present I gave Lizzy for her birthday.

I made a one-person performance of Be More Chill, performed and edited by me. I even had costumes!

No, you can not see it. For multiple reasons. One, it’s very poor quality. I’m missing some lines and the editing could be better. Two, I only have Act 1 done right now. I’m giving her Act 2 for the winter holidays. And Three, I’d like to maintain a level of anonymity online. I’m pretty open about most stuff, but I’d rather not have my face shown.

So, there you go. All the hype seems way over-done when I see it typed out like this. But, whatever. It was fun and exhausting to create.

I edited in IMovie (never do that) and it crashed s often I got three days behind schedule and had to re-do a scene and a half. I ended up finishing it on the car ride to her party. She loved it though. The novelty made up for the low quality just as I hoped it would.

Welp, I think that sums it up! Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie