Sunday, April 12, 2015

Goodbye Sassy Sister, Hello Writer

Dear all, while I love and shall keep this lovely blog, I don't think I'll be posting on here any longer. It's practically a useless announcement anyway haha, since I never post...but I am reverting to my favorite little blog, A Writer's Ponderings. It's been a long time since I've had this, about five or six years I think? But I've outgrown being the Sassy Sister- I don't really think it suits me anymore. Instead, my writing blog shall feature, obviously, my writing, little tidbits, and my adventures! (also, I tend to post  more on there. So if you want to keep up I would definitely follow my other blog if I were you. :p)

catch y'all on the flipside!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Be Yourself

It's been a long time since I looked at this blog, and I doubt anyone's reading this but that's okay. I'm writing this for me.
     I've made a few decisions. Firstly, I'm not going to write for anyone. I will write for me and not an audience. I don't mean this in any particular way, I'm just saying what it is. I used to write for people, if that makes sense.
     "Here, I'll tell you about my life even though you're not interested because I need to keep my blog going even though nothing is interesting."
     Well, Sassy Sister, to be quite frank, no one is particularly interested in hearing that you went to Florida for the weekend. To be honest, I wouldn't be reading that if I were me. I would rather read about (for example, and this is completely made up and not true) an involvement in the rescuing of a drowning person rather than yup this is were I went this weekend and then I came home.

       Maybe I'm thinking: more details, more thoughts.
      More interest.

     Secondly, I lied about making a few decisions. If I made a few decisions, I only remember one.

     Maybe it's about me sending a message to myself. Write what you want. Write when you want. Be interesting but don't feel pressure to be so. Be interesting in your own way, and don't let other people change that. Don't write for others because they are reading it; if they are interested in reading, they are interested in reading what you have to say; they chose to read what you wrote, so don't change it for them.
     Don't be afraid to say or do what you really want to do just because you have a follower. If they don't really care for your opinion and unfollow you, that's fine- you weren't writing for them before they came along in the first place. Anyway, eventually you'll find someone who, even if sometimes they don't agree with you, still like what you write and continue to read.

    With all that said, perhaps I'll return. But it's up to me. (and I probably won't for a long time anyway because I'm lazy and forgetful like that but who cares because who is reading this?)

The Sassy Sister

Sunday, November 2, 2014

these are a few of my favorite things

The cold has come. To say the least, none of us are enjoying it very much. And while I was grumbling about it being winter, I suddenly could think of a dozen upsides...

Operation Christmas Child.
one of my favorite times of the year.


Leftover on-sale halloween candy!




Hot chocolate.


ginger cookies.




Christmas shopping! 


And while I said I could think of a dozen things, I only meant seven. My favorite number.

Your favorite thing about winter?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

wake me up when september ends

 "Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
wake me up when September ends..."

It feels like summer has flown by too fast. I waited all winter for summer, and it's fall now! Not that I mind so much because I love fall fashion...
    We had a very busy year this year: my sister and sister-in-law went to Europe for six weeks, and my parents also went for three weeks. My brother and his family live in Germany, so they visited him for a bit before everywhere else. Was I jealous? I still am. Not my fault, they were the ones sending those awfully gorgeous pictures of Paris and Italy...
    Then we spent all of August in various bits of Florida. My dad teaches at prisons, so we usually go spend a couple weeks in some campground.

     I've been dismally absent from the social media, not to mention I haven't been being very social offline either. I'm pretty sure I've missed some great posts from other bloggers, but I'm determined to keep up...during the winter, anyway. No telling where summer takes us.
     During the time I've been gone, I've spent netflixing. Sorry not sorry. I've been fangirling over Marvel more recently- If you haven't, you need to see their latest movies. Actually, you need to see all of them. They are amazing. Marvel is amazing.

     And speaking of fangirling, the Twelfth Doctor of Doctor Who came out weeks ago and he is as sooo good. I know some people have complained that he's older, and that bugs me. (I may start ranting anytime soon) I mean seriously, most of the previous Doctors are way older than 12! I think it's good to show others that it's not all about the age and their good looks, but about the personality. It doesn't matter how old you are, it matters what and who you are.
    Anyway, that's just what I think. Bleh. But seriously, 12 is amazing. He reminds me of the previous three Doctors sometimes.
    There's nothing too interesting I post about, and I guess that's why I don't post so much, so I'm trying to figure out what's something that I can actually keep the blog running with.
     Song suggestions? Book suggestions? I've tried doing movie/book reviews, but I'm just not cut out to write that. Bleh.

Oh well. Happy End of September, my friends. Catch you on the flipside.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

poor little blog

Poor little blog,
All alone and forgotten.
Do not worry little blog,
I am not completely rotten!
For look, I am back,
No more worries for you!
Unless of course, I leave again,
Then I would be terrible too.

In the meantime, I want to say
How sorry I am
That I am not here to stay. 
But I will come back,
Yes, I will come back someday.
You will not be forgotten again, no,
For now my promises are better kept
Than all the times gone past
When I promised poor little blog
 That my leaving would not last.

When I think of something good to say
I will be back in a flash!
But for now I must say goodbye,
And for now I must dash...
The pizza's here.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

the little things in the world much as I miss summer and want it back, there's no better feeling on a cold day than reading Shakespeare aloud in my bedroom with background music, hot chocolate, and oreos after school and a failed attempt at singing Billy Joel's 'Uptown Girl'. Oh well. At least I can rap. ...?

    And so, I also bring you news of the play I auditioned for. I got a part in the ensemble, with one line to myself (I'D GIVE IT ALL TO CHARITY!) and a line with everyone else (NOO COMMENT!) sister Rachel got the lead! She's very happy.
     I'm extremely excited because basically what I want to do in life is work onset/backstage in theatres and movies. So I went up to the director and told her I still would love to be in the play, but I would LOVE to work backstage if she needs me.
     And she got this happy expression and said she'd keep a note of that, because I guess she needs all the help backstage because everyone else likes acting. Not that I blame them, but how many of them are going to ask to work backstage as well? So yeah, part of my life dream is coming true. :)


I must return to my music and reading, so I bid you goodbye.


"If music be the food of love, play on."
-Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Monday, January 20, 2014

and she lives...

Hiya. How are you? Any resolutions that haven't been broken yet?

Well, so far...I learned that my favorite doctor from Doctor Who is going to the New Orleans Comic Con. THE ONE I'M GOING TO NEXT MONTH.
The ticket to take a picture with him is really ridiculous, like a hundred dollars, but I'm going to be the happiest person on earth to just see him and take a picture of him instead of with him (although I'm secretly hoping to accidentally find him somewhere walking around)
Yesterday I auditioned for a play! Results are supposedly coming out tomorrow...I'll update you on that.
The audition is where I met some Whovians. My sister and I basically had a heart attack when this one guy comes in with a Trust Me I'm A Doctor t-shirt. Then this girl goes up and she's wearing a Dalek t-shirt (an arch-enemy from Doctor Who. Well, monster/droid-like/bad-guy enemy. I just though that arch-enemy sounded cooler.)
     So I met them proudly in my Doctor Who t-shirt. Yesterday and today. I went back to watch the other auditions and to talk to the ladies who are doing the play.

Um. I'm re-reading Mockingjay. I watched Catching Fire two weeks ago and OH MY GOODNESS it's like the book almost exactly. I was so excited because Catching Fire's one of my very favorite books. Best moments in the movie: when something happened, I quoted a line from the book and they said it in the movie. Boom.

Have any of y'all seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)? In the previous post I told you I'd seen it. Well, I really loved it. It's instilled the wanderlust in me more than ever. I just want to travel out of the country.
      But. I'm going to Europe later this year. So I'll be okay.

What are you currently reading?