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THE HOUSE PARTY!!!!! OMG!!!!! October 23, 2009

Last night was the freaking best!!!!!! If you don’t remember, the Whomping Willows and Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills just came to our house and played a made of awesome show!!! At our house!!!! It was so awesome!
Matt and Justin are seriously so nice, plus, they’re friends of one of our good friends, Cryssy Nelson. In fact, she told them to hug us or they’d be in big trouble. šŸ˜€
Mum picked Thea and I up from her house and hurried home to set some things up, and then someone knocked on the door and I was like, “OHMYGAWD IT’S THEM HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP!” They came in and we introduced and then we ordered some amazing pizza and ate it. At one point, I just sat down and said, “I. Am. So. Full.” And Justin asked me how many pieces of pizza I had, and I admitted only one, but those slices were huge! And he just said, “I had three. And I think pizza is coming out of my eyes.” I love those guys.
They started setting up some merch and a few people started showing up. It was awesome to see my friends who came. Cate, Lila, Lizzy, and Thea were there at first, but Ruth, Gus, Sonia, and Abby (Thompsen) showed up later. I haven’t freaking seen Roo in like, months. It was so awesome to finally see her again.
Then they started playing, and it was amazing. It turned into a full-blown wizard dance party after a very short time, and they kept alternating between Justin’s songs and Matt’s songs, playing back-up for each other. It’s crazy how fun it is just screaming “Krum” and dancing with your friends. I love my life. And oh oh oh! They had me lead the dancing on “On Behalf of Neville”!!!!!!!! I don’t know if you know, but I effing daydream about stuff like that happening to me.

They finished off with “In Which Draco and Harry Secretly Want to Make Out”, which I absolutely love, and instead of saying “Dumbledore and Grindlewald” at the end, they said, “Gandalf and Dumbledore”, which was totally hilariously awesome!

Afterwards, we bought some merch and hung out. I had issues not buying every single thing, but I decided that I would get more at Wrockstock. šŸ˜€ I ended up getting a “Madame Pomfrey, What Up?” shirt, a Ravenclaw eyepatch (designed by Cryssy), a Hufflepuff eyepatch (designed by Brandi), and a Let Love Grow shirt. Mum got an “Oh, we love you Viktor Krum!” shirt, a JFF is my BFF glass, the live Yule Ball CD of Matt’s, a Ravenclaw eyepatch, and a Trees are People Too shirt. Nemo got a “Madame Pomfrey, What Up?” shirt, a “Let Love Grow” shirt, and a Slytherin eyepatch (designed by Nate!).

After everyone left (Thea stayed over), we lit a fire outside and hung out for a bit. I gave Matt and Justin matchboxes that I decorated, and they really liked them! Justin’s had a pizza on one side, “I can’t fit into a matchbox” on the other side, and lots of black and yellow glitter. Matt’s had the Welcome To the House of Awesome picture on one side, the HPA’s logo on the other side, and green, brown, and red glitter. And GUESS WHAT THEY GAVE ME?!?!??!????? They gave me the guitar strings that they broke during the show!!!!! SQUEEEE!!!!!

Then Thea and I went to bed and discussed cat anatomy and how amazing that was!

In the morning, Matt, Justin, Mum, Nemo, Thea, and I went to this place called the Blue Plate Diner and it was awesome (the food was, but also mostly just the fact that I was having breakfast with the Whomping Willow and Justin Finch-Fletchley)!

Then they had to leave ;( , but before they left they gave us all hugs and it was totally squeetastically amazingĀ OMG OMG OMG!!!! šŸ˜€ When Thea hugged Matt she said in this little voice, “Goodbye, Whompy!” and it was like a little kid squeaking, “Goodbye, Santa!” and it was adorable. Now I really miss them. Really really really. I AM SO EXCITED FOR WROCKSTOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I have to go. I have a buttload of stuff to do. That was amazingly amazing amazing. I am so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Matt said that the picture of Matt and I with Bre and Lila was one of his favorite tour pictures. I almost fainted.
P.P.S. Stupid iMovie said that YouTube published my video from a few days ago. IT LIED. I know I have to be punished, but can it wait until things calm down a bit? Please?
P.P.P.S. Can I be Matt Maggiacomo when I grow up?

Awesome: Matt and Justin.
Unawesome: The fact that they left.

Days until Wrockstock: 15
Days until my birthday: 8
Days until Halloween: 9

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THIS POST HAS HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS SPOILERS!!!!! BEWARE!!!!!! October 21, 2009

BEWARE! THIS POST HAS HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS SPOILERS!!!!!!!! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT READ HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS! I just thought this would be a fun discussion for the Potterheads, but I certainly do not want to spoil anyone. Proceed at your own risk.

Hi guys! It’s Daisy! I wonder why I say that? It’s like, “No, I thought you were Albus Dumbledore!” For the record, hi, my name is Daisy. I am not Albus Dumbledore.
Guess what??!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?! THE WHOMPY AND JFF HOUSE PARTY IS TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Matt and Justin are going to be IN OUR HOUSE! OMG!!!!! I totally won’t be able to concentrate tomorrow. I’m totally freaking out!

I was just listening to MC Kreacher. He is freaking amazing. He is my hero. Speaking of ***DEATHLY HALLOWS SPOILERS!!!!!*******, doesn’t DH just make you love Kreacher? It even makes you like Regulus, because he was just so nice to Kreacher. I mean, I know he was a DE, but once he realized why Kreacher was in the cave and that he was about to die, Regulus saved him from certain Inferi-related death. And when it would have been so easy for Regulus to make Kreacher drink the potion, he didn’t.

Look, I love love love Sirius. But, and I quote, “if you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals”, and SiriusĀ treatedĀ Kreacher horribly.Ā That’s one of the problems in the wizarding world. Just thinking about House-Elves, hardly anyone that we hear of treats House-Elves fairly. Hermione does, Dumbledore does, Harry learns to, and Regulus does. In fact, Regulus not only treated Kreacher fairly, Kreacher seemed to be one of Regulus’s best and closest friends. In fact, this brings me to my next point.

House-Elves will obey their masters because they have to, but the only people they will be nice to is the people who are nice to them. Dobby loved Harry because Harry set him free and, for the most part, treated him very well. The Hogwarts House-Elves, as far as we see, seem to like Dumbledore quite a lot. Winky is a strange case, because Mr. Crouch treated her poorly and she loved him. Also, she simply loved Barty, Jr. We never really get his full story, and correct me if I am wrong, but he seemed to have treated her okayĀ as far as we know. Kreacher loved Regulus, who was probably his best friend, and started being nice to the Trio when they all started being nice to him, and, grudgingly at first, stopped calling Hermione “the Mudblood”. When Bellatrix and Narcissa came back, I’m guessing that Kreacher told them everything because they were kind to him. The evidence shows that Mrs. Black wasn’t mean to Kreacher, and we saw how much he loved her.

It’s probably pretty obvious how much I love House-Elves.

/S.P.E.W.-y rant.

Anyway, I should probably clean up my room (*sigh*) a bit so that Justin can sleep there! Squeee! I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!

Bye!

Awesome: Kreacher.
Unawesome: The way that people treat House-Elves.

Days until Wrockstock: 17
Days until the House Party: TOMORROW!
Days until my birthday: 10
Days until Halloween: 11

 

Whatcha say? October 19, 2009

I say that I am in love with Lauren Fairweather’s newish song ,“Whatcha Say, Jason DeRulo?” That song is amazing! I don’t know Jason DeRulo or Imogen Heap, but that song is so jokes.

Today has beenĀ really fun! I did some art and got months of videos uploaded to the computer and deleted all the stuff on my camera, which I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, and worked on a secret project! I would tell you about the secret project, but it’s a secret! Hahahaha!

We’re almost ready to paint the back entry, I think, so we got to paint primer graffiti over the hideous yellow paint, because we’re going to paint it anyway. It was awesome! I was going to take pictures of it for you, but it’s so dark outside that the lighting sucks, so I’ll take some tomorrow, probably. I’ll let you speculate what is on the graffiti, but rest assured that it has to do with HP and Paper Towns. I mean, how could you graffiti a crazy, torn-up little room that probably looks a crapload like Margo’s hidey-hole without making Paper Towns graffiti?

I love that book. If you have not read it, go read it RIGHT NOW. I love John Green.

In related news, I thought that I would be the lucky nerdfighter who finally found puppy-sized elephants today, but I was wrong. Nemo mentioned something about Congolese pygmy elephants, and I freaked out, thinking that they were puppy-sized, but apparently, they’re freaking huge, just, you know, smaller than normal elephants.

We’re homemade having pizza and watching the third episode of Battlestar Galactica tonight! I love my life. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, it’s the old Battlestar, not the new one.

Alright, I have to go! See you tomorrow!

Awesome: Margo Roth Spiegelman.
Unawesome: Humans killing off the puppy-sized elephants. Not cool, guys. Not cool.

Days until Wrockstock: 19
Days until the House Party: 3
Days until my birthday: 12
Days until Halloween: 13

 

Mum just licked our cat. October 17, 2009

Seriously. She just licked our cat, Lexie. It was awesome. We were just standing there, talking, and she put her face on Lexie’s head a little bit and was like, “I did it.” And I was like, “You did what?” And she was like, “I licked her. I licked Lexie.” And I was like, “You licked our cat when my camera wasn’t on???” And she was like, “I’ll do it again.”

So I got out my camera and filmed her licking Lexie. It was awesome. I’ll post it sometime.
So, today was marvelous! Mainly, I just watched Vlogbrother videos all day. Currently, I’m attempting to watch every single Vlogbrother video ever, starting at January 1st, 2007. I started sometime in the summer and currently, I’m sometime in 2009 (June, I think).

So for your entertainment, and because I’m madly in fangirlish love with John and Hank Green, I’m going to link some of their awesome videos that I watched today. I would do, like, the best Vlogbrothers videos EVER, but that would take too long.

Squirrel Attack

I’m Not Edward CullenĀ 

I Know (A Song in Ten Words)

The World’s Largest Balls

DFTBA

WROCK!Ā (the fact that they like wrock makes me love them so much more) šŸ˜€

Leaky Con Fun!

I Will Call Him Louis: Australia Rocks!

Eating a FAT SANDWICH

I love the Vlogbrothers so much. *Nerdfighters!*

Oh, and if you don’t know what a nerdfighter is, we’re nerds, but instead of being made of bones and guts and stuff, we’re made of AWESOME.

Anyway, I’m going to my little cousin Zora’s birthday party tomorrow! Her actual birthday is on the 19th. Yay!

Well, I should probably go! Best wishes! DFTBA!

Awesome: The Vlogbrothers. Also, Nerdfighters.
Unawesome: Decepticons.

Days until Wrockstock: 21
Days until the House Party: 5!!!!
Days until my birthday: 14
Days until Halloween: 15

 

I think my tongue is broken October 14, 2009

Hi, guys!
Today has been pretty awesome. I learned some Latin and read some Hobbit and played some guitar. I learned how to play part of Big Rock Candy Mountain (la la la I painted my cat blue). Maria came over and we did some surprisingly relatively painless math. It was probably relatively painless partly because I’ve already done this stuff before, but still. Also, it was Maria. And I love Maria. She’s just such a nice person.

Also, if you subscribe to my vlog (bookwormdaisy), then you’ll know all about the Ferret/Monkey/Chinchilla/Lemur. I’m sorry if you already know this story, but it just has to be told.

So yesterday, Thea, Kim and I were reading Sir Gawain and the Not So Jolly Green Giant Green Knight, and Max and Miles (Thea’s older brothers) walked in. Here is the dialogue that occured:

Miles: We are not the weirdest people in this neighborhood.

Me: You… aren’t?

Miles: The Baileys have a monkey in their garage.

Me: …?

So it turns out, Max and Miles were just walking or something, and they saw into the Baileys’Ā garage, and they saw A MONKEY OR LEMUR OR SOMETHING JUMPING AROUND IN A CAGE. I know. And it *did* occur to me (actually, it occurred to Kim first, and then it made sense) that Max and Miles might have been lying. Many teenage boys like lying to their little sisters. Especially about monkeys…?

So Thea and I tried to see into the tiny garage window, but it was covered up with a little piece of paper or something, so we couldn’t see in. So we disguised ourselves (ever so brilliantly), Thea as a boy and me with different clothes. And glasses. And we walked up to the Baileys’ house, knocked on the door, and a lady answered.

Me: Hi, my friend dared me to come up to all the houses on this street and ask people if they were keeping anything weird in their garage.

Thea: *giggle*

Lady: Um… we have a lot of weird things in our garage. I couldn’t really name them all. We have some license plates from the 50’s and some old hubcaps.

My brain: Like… monkeys?

Me: Okay. Thanks.

And a strange thing I noticed was that she was wearing those plastic glove things, and I was like, “Hmmm… monkey gloves?”

Curious.

So Thea crept up to the window again to see if she could see the monkey thing. She glanced at it and hissed, “DAISY. It’s a chinchilla.” And I was like, “A chinchilla?”

So I sneaked (snuck?) up to the window and peered in. If you looked down past the paper you could see a rabbit cage. I said, “I only see a cage. And a shadow.” And Thea was like, “That’s it.” So I looked at it again and saw something black, furry, and asleep. “OHMYGOD is that a chinchilla?”

The moral of this story is that people are weird. And have things that are possible monkeys or chinchillas or lemurs. Also, it was jumping when Max and Miles saw it. Apparently. I’m pretty sure chinchillas don’t jump.

Bye!

Awesome: NINJAS!
Unawesome: Smaug. Sorry. That was the only thing I could currently think of that was unawesome.

Days until Wrockstock: 23
Days until the House Party: 7
Days until my birthday: 16
Days until Halloween: 17

 

Harry Potter and the Post of Lists October 12, 2009

Hi, everyone!

Today, I rode Paris (the horse) again. Whenever I hear his name, I think of Peris from the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. I FREAKING LOVE SCOTT WESTERFELD! You should read that series. Now. Do it.

As a matter of fact, I’m going to list some books that you had better read right the freak now or I will stab you I really recommend reading. (DO IT RIGHT NOW.)

  1. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. How have you survived not reading these books?
  2. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  3. Paper Towns by John Green
  4. Looking for Alaska by John Green (Seriously. Have I mentioned lately how much I love him?)
  5. The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
  6. Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
  7. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. How have you survived not reading these books?
  8. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman (it’s a series)
  9. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  10. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
  11. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. How have you survived not reading these books?

Of course, those are just a few. Go read them! Now!

Alright, now that you’ve finished reading those, hi. My name is Daisy. I don’t really know what to write about. I write blogs about Harry Potter and being an obsessive fangirl and Starbuck-whores. In second or third grade I wrote a hero report about J.K. Rowling.
I think I’m going to make some lists today. The first one was the “books that you had better read right the freak now or I will stab you I really recommend reading. (DO IT RIGHT NOW.)” list. Now, I’ll make a fangirl list. Of people I fangirl.

The Fangirl List:

  1. J.K. Rowling. Duh.
  2. Wizard rockers. Seriously. All of them. Like
  3. Matt Maggiacomo or
  4. Lauren Fairweather or
  5. Paul and Joe DeGeorge or any of the other wrockers I madly fangirl. Like
  6. Alex Carpenter.
  7. John Green.
  8. Hank Ā Green
  9. Whoever invented the Internet. I am in love with you.
  10. There are probably more but I don’t feel like listing every single one.

That was fun! I should make another list, probably, or this post won’t live up to its title.

Hmmmm…. How about:

People/Things I am Terrified of:

  1. Voldemort
  2. Hitler
  3. Sarah Palin
  4. Vlad the Impaler
  5. Thea’s brother’s girlfriend, Sunshine, who seems pretty nice but once told Max to whip Thea.

Next list…

Things I have been for Halloween:

  1. On my first Halloween I was only 1 day old.
  2. Eeyore. I think.
  3. A butterfly
  4. A witch
  5. Robin Hood
  6. A ghost
  7. Hermione Granger
  8. Luna Lovegood
  9. Moaning Myrtle
  10. Rita Skeeter
  11. Bellatrix Lestrange

This Halloween, I’m being Dolores Umbridge.

Alright, I’m going to go. Bye!

Awesome:

 

This post has Battlestar Galactica spoilers. October 10, 2009

Hello, everyone! I’m listening to Lauren Fairweather. I’m smitten with the Potions Master. Just kidding. But I *am* listening to Post-Potter Depression.

So today, I woke up at ten and then I spent the entire morning on the Internet and now I figured I should probably do something more productive, so I’m blogging.

Also, I’m participating in a SECRET PROJECT. But it’s not a Vlogbrother secret project. But I won’t tell you. Because it’s a secret. Sssh.

I don’t even know what I’m going to talk about. I have so much stuff to do. I don’t know what I’ll do first. I might make a video of me lip-synching to Mrs. Nerimon or something. I don’t even know. I should be fixing the back entryway. Very crazy things are happening to the back entryway. I’d take a picture, except for I’m blogging on the computer that doesn’t have a camera and is not movable.

La la la…

Do you know what you should do? You should leave a comment with the name of the book you’re reading right now. Just for fun. I’m reading The Hobbit. It’s good. I like Gandalf. Except Dumbledore’s better. Dumbledore is always better. Sorry. Gandalf is cool. But Dumbledore is better.

There are a lot of pidgeons on the wire outside the window right now. What should I talk about? This post is mainly just me blabbering.

Oh! Battlestar Galactica! That’s what I can talk about! I love Battlestar Galactica! It’s awesome! I’m watching the old series right now. It’s amazing. Be careful. Because I’m about to give something away.

I think thatĀ Serina shouldn’t have died. She had aĀ kid and also she was married. If they had to kill offĀ one of the female characters,Ā it should have beenĀ Cassiopeia or Athena because thenĀ Starbuck wouldn’t haveĀ hadĀ to choose. Just kidding. That’s horrible. And alsoĀ Starbuck would have just foundĀ like, five other girls, that man-whore. Just kidding. Starbuck’s cool.Ā Even though he’s a whore.

I’m sorry. This post isĀ fullĀ of me callingĀ sci-fi characters from the 70’s whores. I’m sorry for you. But it’s true. Starbuck was just asking to be called a whore. So really, I’m just doing justice to the world of Battlestar Galactica. I think. Maybe.

Awesome: Battlestar Galactica. And Lauren Fairweather. Have I already said Lauren Fairweather? I don’t care. Lauren Fairweather.

Unawesome: Serina dying. Also, the scene at the end where Apollo and Boxy are hugging after Serina just died. Get the frakking death scene over quick, because you almost made me cry. Screw you.

Days until Wrockstock: 27
Days until House Party: 11
Days until my birthday: 20
Days until Halloween: 21

Bye!
OH! AND GUESS WHAT? I’m in