Thursday, July 29, 2010


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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Very Long Tag!

Wow. I haven't done a tag in SO long! :P Here I go!

Where's your phone right now?
I don't have a Cell Phone. I have a phone for the house only. It's probably on the charger.

Do you have any plans for the weekend?
Nope. 'cept horse-riding on Sunday. Gonna practice guitar a bit.

Has someone ever made you a promise and broke it?
Yeppp. A lot.

Last movie/DVD watched?
 Julie and Julia. Watched it this morning when i got up. :) Though I missed the first half hour or so. It was my first time. :P

Does anything hurt on your body?
Hmm... I'm hungry... :) There's a pizza in the oven, and I want it to be ready. i got to go check to see if it's ready to be put in actually... *runs downstairs.*
How are you?
*gets back* There. Put it in. I'm doing not that good. Since yesterday. I'm hungry, which doesn't help... my ya. yesterday was HORRIBLE. Oh! And I went on a camping trip! I'll have to tell you about it next post! I got back yesterday.

Are you excited for next year?
NO WAY! I do NOT want to go into Gr.8 *shudders* It's going to be so scary. :( But I am a little. :)

Is your room clean?
Ya. It's pretty clean. My dresser is... Just the one corner beside my bed is a little messy.

How many pillows do you sleep with?
One, or none. Usually none. I have a pillow on my bed, but I don't usually put my head on it. I just put my head on my mattress. I find that a LOT more comfy.

What are you doing?
Writing this tag. Complaining about hunger. And other stuff. :P

I bet you miss somebody right now?
Ya. A LOT. :(

What are you planning on doing after this?
Eating. Yum.
Have you ever read an entire book in one day?
Oh YEA! I have read a whole book in one day a LOT of times!!!!!!!!!

Who did you push last?
No one... 'cept Aladdin, the horse. :P

Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
My mom. I was telling her news.

Do you own any band t-shirts?
Nope. Maybe I will soon. But I doubt it. :P
What does your hair look like right now?
It's greasy. I haven't wahsed it for four days. I have to today. Yuck. Greasy hair. :P

Has anyone ever told you that you were their best friend?
Yep. Quite a bit. Not really. With four people pretty much. Three of those people I am still friends with. Two of those people I still talk to a lot more then the third.

Did you get hurt today?

When was the last time you felt upset?

What are you looking forward to?
Ugh. A lot. Sunday/Monday(Brody and Aladdin, my two boys. <3 ) Tuesday(Guitar). When I'm older. .

Do you currently want something?
Ya. Food.

What was the last thing you had to drink?
Hmm.... Chocolate Milk. Last night around 2:00 AM.

Who was the last person you said "i love you" to?
My mom/dad.

Where are you?
In a horrible computer chair, in my brother's room in front of the computer.

Do you like to walk in the rain?
Sure. As long as I don't get soaked, and I have my camera, which won't get wet. Maybe I'll bring an umbrella. :)

Do you like looking up at the stars?
Yep. :) 

Do you think you are a nice person?
Ya. I can be stubborn, sometimes *cough*a lot*cough* But I'm nice if you don't get on my bad side! :P

Do you like swimming?
Yaaa!!! I love swimming. In outdoor pools mostly. Hate, hate, hate oceans. lakes are okay. :/ So are indoor pools.
Have you ever swam in the ocean?
Do you go to school?
Yep. For 10 months. Bleh.

Do you want to go to college?
Yaaaaa! or maybe University. :)

What do you want to be?
Hmm. I would LOVEEEE LOVEEEE LOVEEEE to be a writer. But a Teacher also.

Do you want kids?
Yea. Sure. Not right now though. :P
Do you like going to the beach?

Who is the last person you went to the mall with?
My mom.

Have you ever had any x-rays?'
Yepp. Mostly on my mouth, for my teeth/jaw. But recently for my back. I most likely have scoliosis. Probably a minor case though. :)

Who do you hate right now?
No one in particular. Myself, sort of.

Who is the last person you yelled at?
My dad?

Who was the last to cook you food?
Well. I made cereal, but me. I'm making pizza right now. :) Gonna go check actually. 11 minutes. :)

Are you in a complicated relationship?
Nopeeeee. Single, and free.

What did you do 2 nights ago?
Hmmm. Well. I was playing cards in a tent with my dad and brother. Or sleeping in the tent. :) OR eating supper from the campfire. Or, making S'mores. Yum. :)

Who was the last person you were on the phone with?
My friend, Lauren.

Does a hug make you feel better?
No, not really. Depends who it is.
How long ago did you hug someone?
Last night probably. My mom/dad.

Anything good happening tomorrow?
Horse back riding. :)

Have you kissed more than ten people this year?
No. Only two. My parents. :P

Do you have unlimited texting?
Nope. Don't even have a cell phone, and don't want one. :)

Will you keep your last name when you get married?
Maybe. I like my last name, cause well, it's my last name. :) But probably not.

You have to get a piercing, what do you get?
Ugh. I will NEVER get another piercing!.

Have you ever felt like someone of the opposite sex truly cared about you?
Maybe... *blushes* But not a a lot.

Who was the last friend you got into a big argument with?
Hmm..... Can't remember..

Your phone is ringing. It's the person you fell hardest for, what do you say?
Omg... Seriously? Ok... fine... but he doesn't even know my phone number but like... "Hello!?"hypervetilates* But we're friends in school, but still. :)
Will you be in a relationship in the next couple months?
No. Probably not.

Did you have any unread text messages when you woke up today?
No. I have NO Cell-Phone.

Do you want to see somebody right now?
Sort of... Well. Ya. I do. :)

Do you think two people can last forever?
Ya. If they really love each other. :)

When was the last time you had a late night phone call?
Don't remember.

If you could move somewhere else, would you?
Hmmm... Maybe somewhere more in the Country. :)

Would you be able to date someone who doesn't make you laugh?

Has anyone ever sang to you?
Ya. Birthdays. :P
When was the last time you bit someone?
Hmmm.... don't really remember. I think it was Miranda. I think we were just playing around. :P

Do you think you can love someone without trusting them?
No. No. No. No. No.

Is there someone who you can spend every minute with and be happy?
Maybe. Well, probably. :)

Last person to make you smile?
Hmm... my mom/dad?

Have you ever wasted too much time on a certain boy?
How was last night?
Eh. Could have been better, but pretty suckyish (though that's not even a word. :P) .

If you're being extremely quiet, what does it mean?.
Hmmmm. Just met a new person, or haven't seen someone for a while. I'm just being shy then.

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Hmmm.... Maybe? What exactly is "Rock Bottom"?

Do you have trust issues?
Maybe... with a few people.

Was this a good weekend?
Well, it's only Saturday...)
Were you happy when you woke up today?
:/ Not really. Sort of I guess.

I Tag: Anyone who read ALL of my answers!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Calling

The Calling

My head snapped up as my alarm clock started to play a random song on the radio. To my dismay, the sound was turned up all the way, and Metallica roared to life in my own bedroom. I leaped up, and sprinted across my room, and slammed my hand down on the ‘snooze’ button. I sighed in relief, and slid down my dresser as quietness seeped over the room.
My name is Averie Alrarai, and I am a 17 year old girl. I have dark brown hair, with silver eyes. I slowly stood up, rolling on the balls of my feet, and walking across the short distance of my room to my window. I looked outside as thundering hooves passed my window. I smiled wide. I live on the main floor of our farm house. We own horses, lots of them. Mostly Hanoverian jumpers, but a few boarders are here at Calling Meadow’s Stable.
The trainer, Al, was exercising Ansos, a black Hanoverian stallion. Al is a dark haired, dark eyed, 19 year old, and our best trainer. He was working Ansos on a lunge line, jumping him over several large jumps. Ansos is our best jumper, and always brings home a ribbon, and lots of cash. He is a magnificent stallion, and he is mine. I haven’t ridden him in a show, yet. I am still in ‘training’.  I marveled at Ansos’ powerful muscles as he leaped into the air, clearing the 5 foot, and more, jumps with several inches to spare.
Soon, Al slowed the stallion to a walk. Ansos breathed heavily, and Al waved at me, beckoning me to come and join him. I leaped up, and closed my curtains while I got changed, then I bolted out the front door. My Dad, Kevin, was working with another horse, Thattin. My Dad has light brown hair, and dazzling blue eyes. My Dad always said that my mom had noticed his eyes first. That always made me smile. My Dad is an only parent because my Mom died giving birth to me, and he home schools me. Thattin is a young 2 year old filly. She wouldn’t be competing; she would be one of our brood mares.  I waved to my Dad, and headed to the training ring. Al smiled, and nodded a greeting.
“Hey, work with Ansos a bit; get him to trust you some more. He is your horse, if you do remember.”
I laughed.
“Of course I remember! How could I not remember this beauty?”
Al nodded admiringly. He ran his strong hands down Ansos’ barrel, wiping of some of the lather that had formed.
“He’s going well. And you’re looking pretty good on that quarter horse mare, Aray. I’ll go ask Kevin if you can ride him in shows soon. I think you’re definitely ready to ride him. Want to just get on him, but remember, no jumping. I’ll be right back to get his saddle and bit. You can ride him bareback and cool him down a bit.”
Al then walked away, and I led Ansos to the fence, where I pulled myself onto his broad back. I relaxed a bit when I was on Ansos, enjoying his smooth back. I urged him into a walk, using the lunge line as my reins, and walked him around. Ansos pricked his ears at the jumps, and paced slightly, but I pulled him away.
Ansos had the best gait; it’s long, and very smooth. He eats up the ground in seconds at a canter. Ansos was a tall horse, about 17.2 hands tall. His long legs helped to provide his excellent jumping career. He cleared all, and any fences without any effort. I had always watched as other rider’s won ribbon, after ribbon, after ribbon on Ansos. I now wanted to be the one to do that. Hopefully my Dad agreed to let me jump!
Ansos then sprang into a jumpy trot, as my heels lightly tapped his side. I settled the stallion down into a smooth, extended trot. I closed my eyes, and felt his muscles move beneath me. Ansos was the definition of perfect, of all beauty.
I started, and almost lost my seat as Al’s voice jutted my mind back into the training ring. I slowed Ansos to a walk, then a halt, and looked over to the fence. Al was setting down all of Ansos’ tack over the rail, and beside him, my Dad smiled encouragingly, and I knew I would be jumping. Not on Aray, but on Ansos.
“I trust you’ll keep Ansos under control Averie. He is very delicate, and very, very precious. I can’t have anything happen to him.”
My dad spoke in a cool, calm, serious voice. I nodded. He sounded like I would ruin his prized horse. I started to become agitated as I tacked up Ansos. Ansos snorted in confusion at my mood, and stamped a hind hoof. I tried to calm myself, and once more, lifted myself onto the giant horse’s back. Al squeezed my leg reassuringly, and I smiled down at him.
“Good luck.”
Al whispered to me, and I held the silver coloured reins in my hands, and made myself comfortable to the saddle. Once I was ready and relaxed once more, I trotted Ansos around a bit, warming him up, and also myself secretly. I then turned him towards the jumps. They loomed in front of me, and I felt myself to slowly deteriorate, but Ansos’ excited nicker, snapped me out of it. I pushed him into the canter, and let myself slide into two-point. I prepared myself for the jump, giving him reins, taking and giving to make sure he didn’t go too fast, and then, his front feet lifted off the ground, and he propelled into the air. Time seemed to freeze as we were air borne. His leap was gigantic, and this is how he performed. His pure black coat reflected the sun’s rays, and I closed my eyes, cherishing the moment. All too soon, his hooves thudded against the ground, and I instinctively gave him reins. I sat back in the saddle, and headed for the next fence. Soon enough, we had cleared all fences, and I slowed Ansos to a walk to cool him off. I looked over to my Dad, and he was smiling. I did well. I actually did well!  He climbed over the fence and walked over to me, with Al walking behind him.
“That was excellent Averie! You jumped like a pro! There’s a show next weekend, and after seeing you jumping like that… on Ansos, I think I’ll enter you!”
My smiled widened as my Dad praised me so well. Al smiled up at me, and I leaped lightly down from Ansos’ back.
“That would be great Dad! Thanks!”
He nodded, and patted my shoulder, before walking out of the ring. That left just me and Al.
“So… did I really do good Al? It felt like I was flying! Time seemed to stop!”
Al laughed.
“Ansos does that to people. You did great on him! He listened to every small gesture you told him. You two are, like, the perfect match!”
Then, before I could respond, Al hugged me excitedly. He stepped back, not realizing what he had just done. I laughed.
“Thanks Al. Your words, they mean a lot to me, especially coming from you.”
Al blushed slightly, and I quickly tried to change the subject.
“I should go sponge Ansos down. He had a really big work out today, and he’s probably exhausted!”
Al nodded in agreement, and went to get a sponge, and a bucket. He soon brought it back, and then left to work on one of the newer jumpers. I sponged Ansos down, lost in thought. I walked Ansos to the pasture in a daze. What were Al’s real feelings toward me? What were my feelings towards him…? I shook my head. I had to concentrate on the upcoming show. I had to prove that I could ride Ansos.

It was now the day of the show. July 10th. I had worked vigorously on Ansos, and had gotten better with him day by day. I walked around the show yard, riding Ansos. I was looking for the practice ring, and Al was helping. He was walking in front of me, when all of a sudden, his arm was in the air, and he was pointing to a large ring with several jumps. I nodded thanks, and went to it.
I warmed Ansos up steadily, and then went back to the trailer. Al was waiting, leaning against the entrance.
“Al! Hey! I was just going to check out the jumps. I’m number 14, the last one, and I need to know what I’ll be jumping! You should get a seat; my class is coming up soon.”
Al nodded.
“Okay, Averie. Let’s go.”
We set off at a brisk walk, and soon came to the showing ring. I ducked under the fence, and started at the first jump. Many other people were looking at the jumps, seeing how they could shave off some time here and there. I studied the height, distance and degree of each jump, calculating how I would jump on Ansos. I had to live up to Ansos’ name, and I couldn’t lose.
Then, all too soon, the bell went off to go get your horses ready. I sprinted to the trailer, brushed Ansos down, tacked him up, and led him to the ring. His mane was braided, and I gave a silent thanks to Al for doing that for me. So far, there were no clear rounds, though some of the times were good. The jump that always ruined them all was the Ramped Oxer. I watched all 13 of the entries, and then, it was my turn. My turn to take a try at the Ramped Oxer, the jump that no one had been able to beat so far. I let Ansos walk into the ring, and steadied my heart beat. The jumps were alluring, yet very frightening. Considering Ansos being a large horse, these jumps were still massive. The jump that scared me the most was the Ramped Oxer. It was the highest jump, and the farthest, though the last jump. Water was in the front, making the horse have to jump harder, higher, and longer. Then, the bell rang, and I pushed Ansos into an excited, extended canter. The announcer told a bit about Ansos.
“Now this is number 14, Averie Alrarai on The Calling!”
So that’s Ansos’ show name… I nodded approvingly. I steadied my breathing, and the course went by in a blur. I thought we would win for sure, and then, I saw the Ramped Oxer looming in front of me. My eyes widened, and my pulse accelerated. Ansos missed a step, sensing my distress. Then, I remembered I had to do this, not for my Dad, or Al, but for myself. It was just a jump, if I didn’t clear it, then oh well. Ansos had won almost every ribbon. But not when he was a beginner. There was always a next time. I pushed him forward, and repeated in my head, over and over again. This is my calling… I was born to jump… this is my calling…my calling… Ansos sped up ever so slightly, and pricked his ears in determination. Then, one step away from the water, he thrust himself into the air. He leaped over the fence, and time seemed to freeze. I was leaned far over his neck, and I savoured every moment. Then, his feet thudded hard against the ground, and the announcer screamed into the microphone.
“And she’s over! She did…”
I didn’t hear the rest, because I knew we had done it. We had won the blue ribbon, and the money. I had achieved it, all because of Ansos, my calling.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Treble Clef Writing Contest!

Ok, well. The Cornet Crazie is having a contest to celebrate 100 followers(maybe one day I'll get there. ;) ) So, I'm entering my story. I WAS going to enter The City to the Forest, but I'm planning on publishing that... and it would be featured on Anecdote. So I'm making a new one. By July 16th! I better start writing! I have 8 days to write a story between 500 and 2000 words! Eeepp! I'll post my story on here very soon!

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Monday, July 5, 2010


Guess what everyone! My Blogoversary was YESTERDAT(July 4th), and I am thinking of having a Blog Party! But, I need your help. If I were to send stuff to the US(I live in Canada) it can't be like, on the other side of the US. I don't want to spend too much money with the sending cost, so what are some relatively close places, that wouldn't cost much to send too?