Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Marvelous Cupcaketry!

Is that even a word?
I move that we make it one.
Anybody second the motion?

I've been making Halloween cupcakes
for the youth group.
We're setting up for realSPOOK tomorrow night.
I'm also a little distraught as well,
Considering that I don't have all the elements required for my costume.
If I can't find them,
I'm going to have to chose between
Mrs. Lovett


Alice Cullen

I'm torn.
and vacillating between the two like crazy.

I must go now and finish icing the cupcakes
as well as get this garlic pizza cooked in time for when Momsie gets home.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Marvelous TBD.

I've caught an insane case of TBD.
(If you don't know what that is, it's Too Busy Disorder, and you really need to watch Ellen DeGeneres "Here and Now")
yes so I've incured this insane case of TBD from registering for spring semester.
It'll be my first semester in college
I'm a little nervous
Crazy excited
and hoping for the best.
I go tomorrow to do some placement testing for english and math.
I'm pretty good at both, not a genius by any means, but I do well in both subjects.

Anyhoo, I'm sitting on my couch
with the race on mute
watching vlogbrothers videos on youtube.
I went to see an 80s style version of Romeo and Juliet at NGU Friday night with Savannah and Shannon,
It was good, but we couldn't understand what the actors were saying.
Luckily it's shakespeare and we knew it very well.

I'm really angry about the tv schedule this year.
I pretty much only watch the primetime shows.
House, Pushing Daisies, Grey's Anatomy, The Office, Ghost Hunters.
Grey's Anatomy and The Office are two of my favorites,
and of course they come on at the same time.
I can't wait Pushing Daises this season because it's the same time as Youth Group at church.
So I end up having to catch these online later.
It's just kind of annoying.

Now that I don't have to worry about the SAT and all that other bogus testing anymore,
I've been able to get back to my love of reading.
I've just started

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk.
It's getting me really geared up for Halloween.
If you haven't read any of his books, you MUST.
He is an uh-MAZE-ing author.I'm a big fan.
I also went out yesterday and bought his novel Rant
as well as Wicked by Gregory Maguire.
Of course, I got the version with the pictures from the musical.

So, I'm going to stop rambling now
and leave you with an important tidbit of information.


--Kady Rose--

Friday, October 10, 2008

Marvelous "Sorry I Haven't Updated" Post.

I've had the earache from hades.
So I went to see the doctor yesterday
and found out that I have an impacted eardrum.
I always have ear problems :/
Gets kind of annoying after a while.

What truly sucks though is that it rained in the area yesterday and the day before.
The rain stretched up to Charlotte as well.
Qualifying was rained out.
Whenever that happens,
the race lineup is determined by owner points.
Since the number 25 hasn't been used this season,
it has no owner points.
Brad Keselowski doesn't get to make his debut this weekend.
Thanks a lot, Mother Nature.
I was looking forward to actually being there for his debut.

Kasey Kahne is starting 15th which is exciting,
because if they conduct pre-race activities as they did last year
and line the cars up on the front stretch right in front of the fans,
then he will be very close to the start/finish line.
We're sitting at the start finish line.

Yesterday was the Zac Brown Band show at The Handlebar
which I had to miss
because of my ear :(
My mom felt really bad about it
and took the refunded ticket money
and bought me seasons 1 & 2 of House!
She also got me some Michael Scott magnets from The Office
and a little Dwight Schrute notebook.

I discovered a new coffeehouse in town called Fix Coffee.
It was delectable.
They have flamingos in the hanging planters outside.

I quite enjoyed it.

Right now I am watching the news with Momsie and about to go eat some Crunch Berries.
Tonight is the Lee Brice and Billy Currington concert at Fall For Greenville!
Tomorrow is the Bank of America 500 at Lowes Motor Speedway.


--Kady Rose--

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Marvelous Transylvanian Adventures

I've recently dove head first into a wonderful novel.
Bram Stoker's Dracula.
I'm only 30 pages in as of this moment and absolutely enthralled with it.

The Grimsley family has always naturally been obsessed with vampires
I carry this obsession as well.
It's actually quite amazing that I haven't read this book yet.
I don't really know why I haven't either.
Nonetheless, I've finally gotten around to it and wish I had started it earlier.
Here's another fascinating tidbit for you as well.
My grandfather's side of the family hails from Transylvania, NC. pretty cool huh?
So this grim obsession that I have with the dead, or undead more specifically, stems from a long family history of the same obsession.

--Kady Rose--

Monday, October 6, 2008

Marvelous Improvement of Necessary Skills.

All roads labeled boredom lead to photoshop.

and my skills have improved drastically.
Tis very exciting.

This took forever though.
I had to erase the background in the picture containing said Mr. Keselowski.
There has got to be a better way to do it than using the eraser tool.

anywho the official count is at 5 days left until The Bank of America 500!!!

--Kady Rose--

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Marvelous Article I Saw on My Friend's Blog.

Eve Ensler (author of The Vagina Monologues) on Sarah Palin

I am having Sarah Palin nightmares. I dreamt last night that she was a
member of a club where they rode snowmobiles and wore the claws of drowned
and starved polar bears around their necks. I have a particular thing for
Polar Bears. Maybe it's their snowy whiteness or their bigness or the fact that they live in the arctic or that I have never seen one in person or
touched one. Maybe it is the fact that they live so comfortably on ice.
Whatever it is, I need the polar bears.

I don't like raging at women. I am a Feminist and have spent my life trying
to build community, help empower women and stop violence against them. It is
hard to write about Sarah Palin. This is why the Sarah Palin choice was all
the more insidious and cynical. The people who made this choice count on the
goodness and solidarity of Feminists.

But everything Sarah Palin believes in and practices is antithetical to
Feminism which for me is part of one story -- connected to saving the earth,
ending racism, empowering women, giving young girls options, opening our
minds, deepening tolerance, and ending violence and war.

I believe that the McCain/Palin ticket is one of the most dangerous choices
of my lifetime, and should this country chose those candidates the fall-out
may be so great, the destruction so vast in so many areas that America may
never recover. But what is equally disturbing is the impact that duo would
have on the rest of the world. Unfortunately, this is not a joke. In my lifetime I have seen the clownish, the inept, the bizarre be elected to the presidency with regularity.

Sarah Palin does not believe in evolution. I take this as a metaphor. In her
world and the world of Fundamentalists nothing changes or gets better or
evolves. She does not believe in global warming. The melting of the arctic,
the storms that are destroying our cities, the pollution and rise of
cancers, are all part of God's plan. She is fighting to take the polar bears
off the endangered species list. The earth, in Palin's view, is here to be
taken and plundered. The wolves and the bears are here to be shot and
plundered. The oil is here to be taken and plundered. Iraq is here to be
taken and plundered. As she said herself of the Iraqi war, "It was a task
from God."

Sarah Palin does not believe in abortion. She does not believe women who are
raped and incested and ripped open against their will should have a right to
determine whether they have their rapist's baby or not.

She obviously does not believe in sex education or birth control. I imagine
her daughter was practicing abstinence and we know how many babies that

Sarah Palin does not much believe in thinking. From what I gather she has
tried to ban books from the library, has a tendency to dispense with people
who think independently. She cannot tolerate an environment of ambiguity and
difference. This is a woman who could and might very well be the next
president of the United States. She would govern one of the most diverse
populations on the earth.

Sarah believes in guns. She has her own custom Austrian hunting rifle.
She has been known to kill 40 caribou at a clip. She has shot hundreds of
wolves from the air.

Sarah believes in God. That is of course her right, her private right.
But when God and Guns come together in the public sector, when war is
declared in God's name, when the rights of women are denied in his name,
that is the end of separation of church and state and the undoing of
everything America has ever tried to be.

I write to my sisters. I write because I believe we hold this election in
our hands. This vote is a vote that will determine the future not just of
the U.S., but of the planet. It will determine whether we create policies to
save the earth or make it forever uninhabitable for humans.

It will determine whether we move towards dialogue and diplomacy in the
world or whether we escalate violence through invasion, undermining and
attack. It will determine whether we go for oil, strip mining, coal burning
or invest our money in alternatives that will free us from dependency and
destruction. It will determine if money gets spent on education and
healthcare or whether we build more and more methods of killing. It will
determine whether America is a free open tolerant society or a closed place
of fear, fundamentalism and aggression.

If the Polar Bears don't move you to go and do everything in your power to
get Obama elected then consider the chant that filled the hall after Palin
spoke at the RNC, "Drill Drill Drill." I think of teeth when I think of
drills. I think of rape. I think of destruction. I think of domination. I
think of military exercises that force mindless repetition, emptying the
brain of analysis, doubt, ambiguity or dissent.

I think of pain.

Do we want a future of drilling? More holes in the ozone, in the floor of
the sea, more holes in our thinking, in the trust between nations and
peoples, more holes in the fabric of this precious thing we call life?

-Posted September 8, 2008 | 01:18 PM (EST)

There's nothing more I could say to you after you read through this,
because she has basically put everything I ever could say into her article.

--Kady Rose--

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Marvelous Lack of Marvelousness.

That's just downright obscene.
How can you not have War of the Worlds?!
Not that travesty with starring Tom Cruise.
The original invasion,
in all of it's original 1950s technicolor glory.

To add to the already dismal predicament, the only Hitchcock film they have is The Byrds.
I really wanted to watch Veritgo.

So I got


No one possesses any taste anymore when it comes to cinematic adventures.


--Kady Rose--

Friday, October 3, 2008

Marvelous Literary Adventures.

I need another bookshelf.
I'm sure of it.
I also need to paint my current shelf o' books.
It's the most atrocious shade of blue, that absolutely does not match my Ozlike room.

For those of you wondering what titles I have acquired:
The Girls Guide To Winning A NASCAR Driver - Liz Allison (gag gift I got for my 18th birthday...HILARIOUS BOOK!)
No Holding Back - Liz Allison & Wendy Etherington
Risking Her Heart - Liz Allison & Wendy Etherington
In The Groove - Pamela Britton
On The Edge - Pamela Britton
To The Limit - Pamela Britton
Total Control - Pamela Britton
On The Move - Pamela Britton
A NASCAR Holiday - Kimberly Raye, Rebecca St. Claire, Debra Webb
A NASCAR Holiday 2 - Pamela Britton, Gina Wilkins, Ken Casper, Abby Gaines
Legends And Lies - Katherine Garbera
The Rookie - Jennifer LaBrecque
Turn Two (with a Carl Edwards cameo) - Nancy Warren
Miles Apart - Ken Casper
Hart's Victory - Michele Dunaway
Overheated - Barbara Dunlop
Teaming Up - Abby Gaines
Hot Pursuit - Wendy Etherington
Tailspin - Michele Dunaway
Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
All Together Dead - Charlaine Harris
Undead & Unwed - Mary Jane Dickinson
Undead and Unreturnable - Mary Jane Dickinson
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle - L.J. Smith
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
A Walk To Remember - Nicholas Sparks
The Wedding - Nicholas Sparks
Hard To Handle - Jamie Denton
The Austere Academy - Lemony Snicket
The Ersatz Elevator - Lemony Snicket
The Vile Village - Lemony Snicket
Wild Roses - Deb Caletti
Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe - Edward H. Davidson
Robert Frost: A Collection of Critical Essays - James M. Cox.
All The Hits So Far But Don't Expect Too Much: Poetry, Prose, & Other Sundry Items - Bradley Hathaway.
Escape From Fred - Brad Whittington
Blue Bloods - Melissa De La Cruz
Midnight For Charlie Bone - Jenny Nimmo
Summer Sisters - Judy Blume
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
The Two Towers - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Return of The King - J.R.R. Tolkien
Interview With A Vampire - Anne Rice
Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
The Testament - John Grisham
The Broker - John Grisham
The Host - Stephenie Meyer
Harry Potter Books 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 - J.K. Rowling
The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter Books 1-4 - Galadriel Water, Astre Mithrandir
Ghosts of Upstate South Carolina - John Boyanoski
Civil War Ghost Stories and Legends - Nancy Roberts
Best Ghost Tales of South Carolina - Terrance Zebke, Julie Rabun
The End Times Controversy: The Second Coming Under Attack - Tim LaHaye
Becoming A Contagious Christian -
Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg
Becoming A Contagious Christian Participant's Guide -
Mark Mittelberg, Lee Strobel, and Bill Hybels
Left Behind - Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Tribulation Force - Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
The Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse: The Official Field Manual For the End of the World - Jason Boyett
That Summer - Sarah Dessen
Someone Like You - Sarah Dessen
Keeping The Moon - Sarah Dessen
Dreamland - Sarah Dessen
The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen
This Lullabye - Sarah Dessen
Just Listen - Sarah Dessen
Lock & Key - Sarah Dessen
A Lifetime of Secrets - Frank Warren
The View From Saturday - E.L. Konigsburg
The Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
Forever - Judy Blume
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo - Obert Skye
The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs - Jack Gantos
Ecstasy - Irvine Welsh
Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk
Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palaniuk
Meet Molly - Valerie Tripp and Nick Backes
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger
Teaster - Bob Terrell
Monster - Frank Peretti
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
1776: A Musical Play -
Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone
My Mortal Enemy - Willa Cather
The Last Juror - John Grisham

About a year or two ago, my air conditioner broke and flooded my room which ruined most of my books. :/
So these are what I was able to salvage and what I bought over the summer.
Pretty impressive seeing as I only get $15 a week.

From this list you can infer that
A1) I love romance novels
B52) I really REALLY love NASCAR romance novels
C3PO) I also love vampires
Heinz 57) I spend a lot of nights up reading.


--Kady Rose--

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Marvelous Self-Explanation.

I've decided to actually keep a blog
rather than sign up for one and let it sit around knitting sweaters for it's pink poodle.

so first a little about me.
My name is Kady Rose
and despite rose being my middle name, Daisies are actually my favorite flower.
I'm 18.
I come from a little hole in the wall town in South Carolina.
I love The Wizard of Oz more than anything.
Racing is my favorite sport.
I want to be a NASCAR Crew Chief one day.
Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski are my favorite drivers.
ABBA is everything.
I'm obsessed with the color green.
this obsession probably stems from the Wizard of Oz obsession.
I love crafting, especially crocheting and needlework.
I make my own clothes a lot.
I love birds.
I have a feline friend named Harriet Potter, she's my sidekick.
My favorite shows are House, The Office, M*A*S*H, and Grey's Anatomy.
Halloween is the best day of the year.
and I definitely have a toy obsession.

--Kady Rose--