Saturday, July 28, 2012

Birthday Money

What do you do when you get birthday money in July even though your birthday is in January?

Awkward.  I know.

Long story short, I got thirty dollars today.

I usually save my money because...well...I'm not the kind of teenager who shops every weekend.  To give you an idea about my personality, my favorite stores are Godiva, Farm & Fleet, and Office Depot.

So, Mom said, "Well, make a list of things you'd like to buy and decide."

So I made a list.

1. Hunter Hayes CD. Wanted this thing since January...during my actual birthday.

2. Country magazines.  Got ten of 'em.

3. A funny book.  I already have the first two, and I'm dying to read the third one.

4. These three books about orcs, but we don't know if it's like a Lord of the Rings thing or if it's orc porn or what.  We'll do a little research on this one, because I am not ready for orc porn.  I don't know why anyone would put that into a book.  We'll see.

5. Chocolate.  Always.

6. Um...that's it.

Now, I only have thirty bucks here.  Of course, I have more, but I'm saving that.  I know, I know, I'm thirteen and a half (a little over a half.  My half-birthday's in June).  I'm not going to college tomorrow or anything, but hey, it's good to prepare...

So I used the power of elimination to help me out.

1. is DEFINITELY staying up there.  As for 2., where I'm from, country isn't the in thing. (It kills me to say that.) Illinois isn't the most country place in the world, specifically the northeastern part of it.  But sometimes we'll see a country magazine at the grocery store (I usually find one once a month, maybe once every other month), and Mom will always buy it because she knows how annoying it is to be obsessed with something that isn't popular in the area you're currently stuck in. (Nashville, I'm coming no matter freakin' what!!!!!!) So I guess that crosses out 2.  And since we're huge chocoholics, I suppose chocolate isn't really necessary to put on the list, considering the fact I will always find my way towards it.  It's just my nature.

So let's take a look at the list.

1. Hunter Hayes CD.

2. Country magazines.

3. A funny book. (Still want this.)

4. Books about orcs that I'm not too sure about getting for the sake of my young eyes.

5. Chocolate.  I will find you.

Okay.  That's good. 

Actually, I ordered the CD and book about twenty minutes ago on Amazon.  Woohoo!

You know, for someone whose life revolves around music, I don't have many of my OWN CDs.  I only have three Taylor Swift CDs, her karaoke CDs, and then Hunter Hayes's CD, when it comes in the mail.  Brooks & Dunn next.  Definitely.  Or Keith Urban.  Or Brad Paisley.  Easton Corbin...Blake Shelton...Kenny...Chesney...OHMYGOSH!!!

This is why I save up. I become a fangirl.  Very dangerous for several of my mortal companions.


So here's your picture.

Yes, I supposedly fainted while writing this post.  OWN.

Hey, have you been watching the Olympics?  Totally awesome. 

I guess this is long enough.  I shall proceed the fainting.  Goodbye, and thanks so much for reading!  You all are amazing. <3 (:


Thursday, July 26, 2012


I've been going to choir ever since the spring of 2011—my sister, however, has been going for four years—and last semester, I did a solo.  The song was "Oh Happy Day," so all the kids who auditioned got solos.  There were several parts, and Canneth* (*name changed.  My sister's mad because she says it sounds like a guy's name, but it's her Elvish name, and I could've chosen "Beren," but Beren is the name of the man who LĂșthien fell in love with in "The Silmarillion," and that just would've been downright awkward) and I were paired up.  It was lots of fun, and my choir director, Ecthel* (*name changed.  There are a few choices for people's elvish names, and I liked this one the most.  Someday I'll cut it out ;)), said that we're going to do the song next semester (which is in September. Woohoo!).  I'm definitely soloing again; it was so much fun!

I don't know if Canneth will want to do it again or not, though.  She did it probably because it was my first time soloing and it made me feel better, and it did, (what was awkward was that we were on other sides of the room—after all, I'm an alto III and she's a soprano I, sooooooo...) and if she does it again, I will get on my knees and bug Ecthel to let us be paired up again. It's kind of weird; Canneth has been going to this choir for a long time, so her voice is stronger and more operatic, while my voice is a lot quieter.  It still went awesome, though.

I finished my thirty-seventh song a couple days ago (still not too pleased, but oh well...).  The song is called "Two Sides" and it's written for Billy Currington. It's been exactly sixteen days since I sent Keith Urban his song, and I really wanted to send Thompson Square their song, but I don't know how.  Dad and I are working on this fiddle—we just need to get new strings (we ordered them online last night) and it'll be done!  I can't wait to play it. :D

I'm liking Krav Maga the more and more I go!  It's so much fun.  My cousin, Lethril* (*name changed.  Thank you, Tolkien!!!), started a few weeks ago, and I decided to go, too.  I really liked it, and I wish it was on a different day; In the spring, fall, and winter, I have choir on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and Krav Maga is on Tuesday nights, and the activities would just collide.  I've never been one to have several activities.  I just had choir and songwriting.  Dad would give me guitar lessons, and even then, we ought to pick those up again...

The people at Krav Maga said they were going to play around with the schedule, so hopefully this class will move to Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays.  I'm going to miss the two last classes, because they extend into September (and choir starts on the fourth), but there are make up classes.  There was testing a few weeks ago, and not to be modest or anything, but I didn't do well, considering the fact we joined in the middle of it all (it started in March, I think) and I didn't know half of the stuff we were being tested on.  Fortunately, I was paired up with a girl who knew what she was doing and helped me through it.  I did my best, at least...or half my best...XD


In case you are wondering, yes, that IS my dog staring right at you in the lower left corner.  I don't know why he has red eyes.  I suppose it's because he's demonically possessed.  Oh well. *shrug*

Thanks so much for reading this!!!  You all are awesome. (:


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Two Weeks Ago Today...

...I sent my song to Keith Urban.

*happy dance*

I also looked at the views on my blog.


Thank you all sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for looking at this!!!!!! Seriously, you would NOT believe how happy it makes me. ☺

Now, as promised, here is another picture for you. :D

WARNING: these are extremely bright colors.  Side effects include—



more blindness


projectile vomiting

extreme gas

Justin Bieber

whatever that means

So enjoy. :)

Oh please, no one likes geometry.  This is more realistic:

Much better.


Thanks so darn much for reading this!  You can follow me on Twitter at NomiMarie99, and I don't have a YouTube account OR Facebook page.  Twitter's fun, though. XD

Love you all! :)


Friday, July 20, 2012

More Drawings!!!

It's late at night. I'm listening to "Love Makes Me." I'm tired.  Internet's misbehaving.  I drew you this.

In case Justin's hat is in the way and you can't read the title, that would be my list of role models.  I apologize for getting the heights screwed up (although Blake was right on) and doing a poor job on creating the facial hair (Blake's was bad, but oh man, Justin's...).  I thought to myself, "I'm going to draw my dog." Then I decided to draw stick figures of awesome people.

Now I'm tired.



Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Hey everyone!

I got braces for my upper teeth today.  As planned, they're red and blue.  I think I'll get the braces for my lower teeth in a month or so. 

But right now, you shall see a wonderful drawing of the awesomely colorful metal on my teeth.

Bad drawing of cowboy boots.  I apologize in advance.

In case you couldn't tell, I was very excited.

Now they hurt.

As far as songwriting goes ('cause that's what the dang blog is about), I'm making a lot of progress.  I have under ten songs left...who thinks I can make it by the end of the summer? ;)

Again, I had to get rid of a song—Wanna Be Me, I think.  Instead, I wrote a new song (it's called "I'm a Country Girl" (;) and it's currently the second track on my fourth album.

So far I've got a demo (twelve songs, I think), a debut (I believe ten—twelve songs, not sure), a second released album (I think eleven), and I'm working on a third (two so far).  I sent Keith Urban his song exactly one week ago, when I find Thompson's Square's address (not to sound creepy ;D), I'll send them their song, and when I finish Billy Currington's song, I'll send it to him (I found his address—again with the creepiness 8D).  I also have that one duet and my own version of "Last Christmas." That was fun to rearrange, heh heh...

Thanks for listening to me blab on and on! :) Do you think I should make stupid pictures for every post?  I think I should...:D

You all rock! <3


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stupid Picture Time!

I sent my song to Keith Urban on Tuesday (which was also Gary LeVox's, the lead singer of Rascal Flatts, birthday!  Happy birthday, Gary!), so I hope you enjoy this awesome picture. 



Monday, July 9, 2012


Wow, I'm actually being productive for once...XD

So here's what I have as far as lyrics/instruments/albums/stuff goes! :) (WARNING: my computer is doing weird stuff—as usual—so the list below may look a little...awkward. XD)

1. album

1. Treat Him Right: Guitar/Lyrics

2. All You Got to Do: Fiddle/Lyrics

3. Ain't Gonna Change: Guitar/Lyrics

4. Why I Wrote This: Guitar/Lyrics

5. Enough: Guitar/Lyrics

6. Ride Free:
7. Can't You See: Lyrics
8. All Wrong: Guitar/Lyrics
9. Can't Make Me: Piano/Lyrics/Guitar
10. Choose Me: Lyrics
11. Good Days: Lyrics
12. Welcome Back:
2. album
1. Rainy Days:
2. It's You: Lyrics
3. Waitin' For the Day: Guitar/Lyrics/Drums
4. Wanna Be Me:
5. The End: Lyrics/Guitar
6. How Much More:
7. Fell:
8. Down to Nothing: Lyrics
9. Don't Forget: Lyrics/Guitar/Drums/Fiddle/Banjo
10. Invincible:
11. My Best Friend: Lyrics/Guitar/Fiddle
3. album
1. Unwanted: Guitar/Fiddle/Lyrics
2. Time:
3. Waiting for You: Lyrics
4. You Don't Know Me: Lyrics/Guitar
5. Dreams:
6. Tangled: Lyrics/Guitar/Banjo
7. In the Cold: Lyrics
8. Found You: Lyrics
9. Memories: Lyrics/Guitar
10. Words Can't Describe: Lyrics/Guitar
11. God Bless Family: Lyrics
12. Please Tell Me: Lyrics
And there are Keith's, Thompson Square's, and Billy's songs, and that duet, and a version of Last Christmas.  WOO!
That's it for this.  Oh!  I got separators at the orthodontist's today; four on the bottom, four on the top.  Except not an hour after the appointment, a bottom one fell out!  They said it's okay, and that there's no more spacing to be done on that one.  Let's hope!
Thanks for reading! You all rock, as usual. (:

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Yesterday was Canneth's* (*name changed, she's my sister) 17th birthday!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!! Happy birthday, man!  You're awesome!

And today is Toby Keith's 51st birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  He inspired me to get red, white, and blue braces!!!!!!!!!!!!

Which reminds me...tomorrow, I'm going to get spacers on my back teeth, and I think I'll get braces on the seventeenth—for the bottom.  I don't know when I'll get braces for the top.

I've been thinking about this often: what color retainer do I get?

Oh, the joys of going to the orthodontist's!

This wasn't very musical at all, was it?

Guess what else?



Thanks for reading!


Thursday, July 5, 2012


I'm not very competitive with other people most of the time...but I am with myself.

"Oh, just eleven P.M.? Please, I can fit in, like, three more recordings..." "ONLY three minutes and forty-five seconds? Make that FOUR minutes and forty-five seconds..." "Are you kidding me?  I can hold that note for just fifteen seconds? C'mon, I'm gonna shoot for twenty..." (NOTE: I can't hold a note for TEN seconds. XD)

Anyway, my goal this time around is to have my first album (lyrics, instruments and all) complete by the end of the summer.  Sounds unlikely, but hey, why not give it a try?

I put the seven recorded songs (which sound terrible, by the way ;)) on the computer, and I just have to bug Canneth* (*name changed, she's my sister) to help me put them on a disc.  Right now she and Dad are at an Iron Maiden concert.  Tonight or tomorrow, Mom is going to help me with my letter to Keith Urban.  I'm so nervous!

I've been goofing around with harmonies lately.  So far, it's going fantastic for "Tangled," and it's getting better for "Words Can't Describe." I currently have 26 songs with completed lyrics, two being for Thompson Square and Keith Urban and one being a duet I wanna do with someone (HUNTERHAYESHUNTERHAYESHUNTERHAYESHUNTERHAYES!!!) (oh man, spell check is wiggin' out right now, heh heh...).  I just have around ten ideas to complete!

I'm still bummed I had to get rid of a song.  Oh well.  Happens, right?

And maybe someday I'll put a video up.

Someday. (;

You know, I looked at the views on my blog, and I got up and started dancing.  Thank you SO much for looking at my blog!  I really appreciate it. (:

Thanks for reading!  Here's your weird picture for the day:


Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Every Fourth of July, I go to my grandparents' house early in the morning to see the parade.  It has always been an awesome parade.  A couple times, when the bakery would come around, a guy would throw donuts.  That quickly became a favorite part.

Unfortunately, he wasn't there this time, but they replaced him with zombies. Yes, zombies.  I high-fived one, as a matter of fact. (Stupid spell check says "high-fived" isn't a word. *narrows eyes at spell check*) (By the way, happy 236th birthday, America!  Only half way to 472!)

Now that the excitement over Twilight as fading, I suppose vampires have been kicked out of the spotlight and now zombies are the in thing.  More and more people I know are watching The Walking Dead.

I've never watched it, but I've seen Shaun of the Dead, and that movie is AWESOME. 

There was just one problem with the parade (besides the donut guy not being there): it was SO HOT.  Really, this has possibly been the hottest Fourth I've ever experienced.  At nine A.M., it was over 80 degrees.  It must be in the hundreds right now...

This isn't a very musical update so far, so I'll shut up about the parade now. ;)

I recorded some songs a few nights ago ("Treat Him Right," "Ain't Gonna Change," "The End," "You Don't Know Me," "Don't Forget," "My Best Friend," and "Unwanted"), so at some point I'll put them on the computer and onto a disc.  I have Keith Urban's address (at least, I think it's his address!) and my mom will help me with writing out what I'm going to say.  It's not every day I write to my role models, sending my own songs!  I'm super anxious—but it's a good kind of anxious, I think.

Today I'm going to do "karaoke" versions of "Don't Forget," "The End," "Treat Him Right," and "You Don't Know Me." In other words, it'll just be my guitar and "back up vocals," or me singing off-key, which won't be hard. ;)

Later on, we'll go back to my grandparents' house for pizza.  The Fourth is always busy and fun every year.  Since I'll be starting school again next Wednesday (I know I said two weeks would be the limit...but hey, an extra couple days won't hurt anyone, right? :D), I'm slowly trying to train myself to get up earlier.  For the first time in a week or so, I got up at six-thirty this morning.  However, it turned out I fell asleep for another twenty-thirty minutes.  Hey, I'm getting there...

If I ever talk about "my friends," I'm referring to these awesome girls I know on this cool website where girls from ages 7 to 17 from all over the world can get online and meet each other.  It's really neat; and it's where I met the inspiration for "My Best Friend." (:

Thanks so much for reading!  I really appreciate it.  Have an awesome day! (: