Friday, June 12, 2009

More Than You Want To Know...

I think I'm going to have every post next week have those ellipses in the title. I seem to do it A LOT. So sorry if that bugs you.

But I thought I'd share some stuff about yours truly in mostly pictures, cuz I'm crazy like that.

What I do for fun:

That's me in the blue jacket. I have a pitchfork. Don't ask. Mary Lindsey is the one with the Grim Reaper scythe-thing. Suzette Saxton is just trying to defend herself. Good times.

I love songs by people with food for their name:
No Rain by Blind Melon
Never There by Cake - dude don't you love Cake? I had their CD in high school, like, forever ago. I was kewl back then, too. *grins*

I like this song too:
Heartless by Kris Allen

And I still adore "Mad World" by this man:

Books I've Read For the First Time (don't judge) In the Past 10 Days:
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (I had *panic face* for a chapter or two)
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin (holy world-building Batman!)
The City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher (utterly awesome)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (it is what it is)
The Roar by Emma Clayton (post-apocalyptic, what could be better?)
Gifts by Ursula Le Guin (loved it!)
The Giver by Lois Lowry (shut up)
Gone by Michael Grant (words cannot describe the awesomeness this book is)

I hit one of these this week:

My girl kidlet said, "Mom, you're scaring me." Yeah, I scare myself sometimes.

I had my first experience with one of these:

They're webcams, in case you didn't know. Critique group will never be the same.

My best picture to date:

That's Mary with me. Maybe I look good because she's so cute.

What I learned doing this post: It takes forever to insert pictures into blogger and move them where you want them. My advice? Put in the last one first, then you don't have to drag so far. Freak.

What I also learned: I am amazing when suffering from Avoidance. I tried to get a prescription, but apparently, there is no cure. Dangit.

Other random facts: I've been hovering at 99 followers for three days. I'm going nuts. Someone just follow so I can get on with my life. Please.

I updated my sidebar with Wicked Awesome Bloggers, i.e. people I love to read everyday. There were 39! Thirty-freaking-nine. And I wonder why I have to limit myself to an hour of online time. If I missed yours, let me know. I follow so many....

What I should be doing:

Yeah, I'm in a killing mood right now. It's Jag again. For some reason he brings out the homicidal tendencies I work so hard to repress.

Oh! Talking about Jag made me remember. This is what he looks like:

<--- David Henrie from Wizards of Waverly Place. Yes, I watch it.

Eddie ---> Gilbert from The Next Food Network Star. L-o-v-e the spikes. And the eyesbrows... totally Jag.

And now you know more about me than you should.

One more thing: This blog post took me two hours. I am just that lame.

Have a great weekend!


Tess said...

You read 8 books in 10 days? You are kewl!

and, thanks for clairifying the web cam pic....I thought you were telling us about your gyno visit :o

Scott said...

I'm with you on the . . . love them!

Wrinkle In Time - love, love, love. There are at least two more books in the series. In either the second or third book, the chapter titles link together to form a poem. Very neat. Wrinkle is the best . . . at least in my opinion - but you should read all three! : )

I'm worried abou the pitchfork. Seriously worried.


M. Dunham said...

Holy cow you are really procrastinating. Bad Elana! ;)

Like I have any room to talk...

I made your list of awesome bloggers, whoo! :D I feel special.

Casey Something said...

I heart this post so much.

I would love to be your 100th follower but, uh, I'm already following.

Love the pictures!

Rebecca L Sutton said...

LOVE the pitch fork pic...I almost died when I saw Mary's post with those pictures! It's so stinkin awesome that you all got to meet, and if the pictures are any indication, had super fun.

You read all those books in the past ten days?? WOW! I'll have to add some to my list.

I had a feeling Adam might be in there. It's funny because everytime I hear Mad World on my Ipod I think of you. Ok, that sounds way creepier then it is! LOL But SQUEEEEE...I love that song too!!!! I never get tired of it.

I love posts that give insight into the writer, especially when there's fun pictures!!! More please.

B.J. Anderson said...

Wow! Eight books in ten days! That's awesome!!

XiXi said...

That's a lot of books for ten days...

I LOVE WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE. I hate myself for watching Disney Channel in college. LAME.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hello, my name is Gumbo Writer, and I'm addicted to ellipses too...

Love your bloggy. Now, if someone would show me where the Follow widget is, I'd be happy to oblige. :)

Rebecca Knight said...

This post was great! Well worth the time ;). The pictures cracked me up.

YAY! I can't believe I'm one of your awesome bloggers :D. Thanks, Elana! You made my week!

Elana Johnson said...

Tess, et. al on my awesome reading...uh, if you had oh, unlimited hours and are properly motivated (meaning...well, meaning I NEEDED to read those books), you could read that much too. And all right. I totally cheated. I'm only half way through GONE. But it's like 600 pages long, so I'm counting it.

Icy Roses - dude, I love Disney Channel. But my excuse is my 10 yo kid watches Waverly. But I snort laughter in every episode, it's that good.

Rebecca, yeah, my life would not be complete without AL. Lame, I know.

Casey, that counts. Thanks!!

Scott, you should be worried about the pitchfork. And that's what I do with my FRIENDS... (love those) Don't cross me. *evil eye* And I'm kidding, of course. I really am a nice person.

M. Dunham and Rebecca Knight - you guys are special! I love reading your blog!

Gumbo - I usually just use the button at the top of the blog that says, "Follow blog", but I also have my "Follow" widget on the left side bar.

jess said...

you've read all those books already???

you've never read the giver?

i didn't know you liked cake?? (i LOVE short skirt, long jacket. it's, like, about me n stuff...)

haha, i thought eddie was jag, too. only more clean cut or something. you watch food network?

you hit a road construction cone?? LMAO!!!

the pitchfork photo still scares me.

jess said...

p.s. scott is right about the wrinkle in time series. all awesome, but the first one is best.

p.s. my captcha is "diess." as in "dies" with two s's. that cannot be good, right????

Michelle McLean said...

loved the post too LOL And I've only read the first book on that list so don't feel bad :D

Angela Ackerman said...

I still have A Wrinkle in Time on my shelf to be read at some point. I turn my head to the right just a little, and there it is. Watching. Judging.

*is creeped out, just a little*

So anyway, don't feel bad.

And I scare my kids too. It's the little things sprinkled here and there that will keep them from living in my basement when they're 40, I figure.

Crystal said...

Wow, Elana, you're on a reading frenzy! Exactly what I need to do, too!

And my kids (ages 6 & 10), love to watch Wizards of Waverly Place, too! I've even got part of what Alex & her girlfriend like to chant halfway memorized: "What's that? A hat? Crazy, funky . . . " Okay, maybe I've been watching too much Disney Channel . . .

Robyn Campbell said...

You want me to follow you twice? And hey,*shakes head up and down* I watch Wizards too. Doesn't everyone? And hey ain't you a beauty? Love this post. :)

Unknown said...

Yeah I'm hovering at 92. I so get it! Wish I could help you but I'm already a follower :D

It's fun to hear random facts about people. And yes, inserting pics into Blogger SUCKS :)

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

This post was worth every bit of the two hours that went into it. Seriously. Although, I must admit I thought the webcam pics was a bunch of reading lights.

Danyelle L. said...

*waves flaming spoon of doom*

*sets procrastination tendencies on fire*

*also sets blogger on fire for being so difficult in the picture department*

*takes advantage of all the warmth and breaks out the marshmallows*

Danyelle L. said...

*wonders what one must do to join the other people on your blog wall*

Congrats on the word count, by the way. :D

Robin M said...

Okay, Elana. I'm your 100 follower. :)

Elana Johnson said...

Ack! Danyelle, I'm remedying that right now... Sorry, girl! You are made of win.

Robin, I'm crying right now. Crying. Thank you! ;-)

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Elana, you are hilarious! It was a well-spent two hours because you made me laugh. :D

~Jamie said...

I love that show!

Little known fact about me... I was totally on a show on the Disney Channel :)

Abby Annis said...

Yea! You reached 100 followers! Congratulations!

I love this post! And I love your blog. It's the first one I read each morning, even if I don't have time to comment. No, I'm not just kissing up. My blog's already on your Wicked Awesome Blogs list. I feel so special! :)

Mary Lindsey / Marissa Clarke said...

You wield a mighty mean pitchfork, girl. :) Fun post. I need to send the pics of your kids and the chickens.

Travis Erwin said...

Good to get o know you a bit better. Yeah, dragging pictures is a pain.

Cynde L. Hammond said...

Hi, Elana!

Boy, I thought that I was a fast reader, but you've got me beat.
I totally enjoyed this post and loved the photos. You are very creative.

Cynde's Got The Write Stuff

Cynde L. Hammond said...

It's me again. I'm going to work really hard so that I'll be worthy to become one of your "Wicked Awesome Bloggers." I'll try to add some more stuff and post more often, too, ok?

Cynde's Got The Write Stuff

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