Writer's Block: ONTD Games Giveaway

I think Sheik from the Legend of Zelda would make an awesome BFF...but then again, wouldn't that be Zelda by default?
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Dr. Who

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

Although I am an atheist, I partake in different holidays. 

Growing up in a Catholic household, I participate in most Christmas traditions to this day. My family gets a Christmas tree and does a gift exchange on December 25th (which also happens to be my birthday). My mom bakes butter cookies so rich that we stock up on butter before the holidays. Dad fights with the Christmas lights and wrangles them onto the trees outside (and the one inside too). One of my favorite traditions actually takes place at a church in Vermont, where my grandparents are active members of the parish. The church has a midnight candlelit service. The core message of the service is always love and peace- no God fearing nonsense. Christmas in itself is interesting as a "Christmas baby". My birthday is celebrated with cake after Christmas dinner. As I get older, I rarely have a birthday party- which is a shame. 

I also honor all my friend's holidays. I think it's great that I have friends with different faiths and ideas about holidays. I've celebrated Yule with my pagan friends. I've celebrated Hanukkah with a Jewish friend. I've celebrated Festivus with my atheist friend. What I find interesting is that regardless of the idea behind December holidays...They all bring friends/family together and involve generosity, love, and food.

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Jesus Christ on a pogo stick

Dear YA Book Vandal-

Although you may not like writers using the "Lord's name in vain", this does not give you the right to go through out the entire book and attempt to remove the "bad words" with an eraser. This is vandalism. Another little pesky offensive act. Good job on ripping out a large portion of text by accident. Thanks so much for disrupting my enjoyment of a good book. By the by, while the library probably can do little to trace who you are, I am informing somebody about this. Hopefully you aren't taking it upon yourself to go through more books to continue your quest for Christ. That's right, I said Christ. Erase that.

-Annoyed library patron


(For those curious, I'm reading Paper Towns by John Green)

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Geek Gift

And this, dear friends, is one of the many reasons why I love John. He made me this for my half birthday today :) We're going to a nice restaurant tonight and he has another surprise for me later! Having a Christmas birthday isn't so terrible really when you have a half birthday celebration.

Today would be perfect if I didn't have to work. Oh well.
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Uhmmm..probably should've said this ages ago...

So, I think I started making a majority of my entries "Friends Only" 6 months ago. Oh well! Least I took the time to do this eventually XD
Oh the juicy secrets you're missing out on :-p

If you'd like to be added to my friends- please comment or e-mail me. Thanks!
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