Friday, December 11, 2009

The Half-Blood Prince, Bad Drivers, and More...

First of all, I loved the DVD of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! I was so happy that this DVD had several bonus features, because a few of the Harry Potter films didn't include very many bonus features on their DVDs. I especially liked the sneak peek of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and of course the scenes from The Deathly Hallows! Check out one of my favorite websites, Mugglenet, for all things Harry Potter.

I don't know if it's the town I live in, or the fact that I'm getting older, but every time I drive I get so annoyed with other drivers! Everyone is so impatient these days! I am guilty myself of driving about 5 miles over the speed limit, but I think unless you're having an emergency and are heading to the hospital, you have no business going more than 10 miles over the speed limit.

Yesterday I was driving and I was approaching the beginning of a right-hand turn lane, which I needed to merge into. Now, when I say the beginning of a right-hand turn lane, I mean that I was in the right-hand lane, next to the shoulder, and ahead of me on the street was an intersection and a turn lane that took up the shoulder for a little while before the intersection. Some jerk behind me also needed to get into that right-hand turn lane, but instead of waiting for the lane to actually form, he started moving over into the shoulder and speeding up to the traffic light. I got over into the turn lane when the lane actually became a turn lane, and he was right behind me, probably pissed that I wasn't going the speed he wanted to go. Well, I'm sorry, but I'm not going to speed up when I'm approaching a red light, and I'm definitely not going to speed up just for you.

Also, when did people start making U-turns whenever they felt like it? Just because the intersection allows U-turns does NOT mean you can make one when you have a red light!

I think everyone (yes, including me!) should have to take at least the written portion of the driver's test every 10 years or so. Maybe take the actual driving portion every 15 years. Put some kind of hold on your driver's license or yearly tag until you pass the tests. People need to remember the rules of the road, and maybe if they have to study those rules more often, they'll remember them when they're actually driving. Yes, accidents are always going to happen, but I think we'd see a decrease in the number if this was enacted. There, off my soapbox for today.

The weather is driving me crazy. My hands are naturally very clammy, which is not exactly the ideal texture of your hands (I always have to wipe them off on my jeans before shaking someone's hand), but this winter is wreaking havoc on them! They're dry, red, and cracking, and hurt a lot! My hands get dry every once-in-a-while, but they never get like this! What's up, weather? Where's the love for my hands?

More later, my one follower! ;)

Monday, December 7, 2009

My First Blog Post Ever

So here I am, writing my first blog post ever. I'm really not sure what the heck I'm doing, and I really have no idea what direction my blog will take. But I have tons of things I can talk about at length, so here goes nothing!

First things first,
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes out on DVD tomorrow! I am so excited! There are supposed to be tons of bonus features, including a look at scenes from The Deathly Hallows! I'm sure I'll have a lot to say about all of that once I watch it, so I'll post my reactions and thoughts either tomorrow or the next day.

NaNoWriMo is over, and it makes me sad. It's just so hard to keep writing when you don't have this looming deadline, or feel the need to update your wordcount every five minutes. I want to keep writing my story, but the editor in me is taking up so much space in my brain and makes me so discouraged that I don't even attempt to write anymore. So that's where this blog comes in. It will be a new venture in the world of writing, one that I will try to update every day, and it will keep me doing what I love to do. Hopefully it will spark some ideas for my NaNo story, but if not, there's always next year. And before that, Script Frenzy!

Okay, so that's all for now. I'm sure I'll be back tomorrow, if not later today