Friday, December 28, 2012


Guess who just wrote a song for Hunter Hayes?

Guess.  Guess.  Guess.

Are you guessing?



I'm really excited. XD While I'm mad my song for Keith Urban didn't go through (he wasn't in the country when I sent it, sooooo...XD), I'm really happy about this new one.  I wanted to write one for Hunter for a while now, but I had nothing.  Finally, last week, I started writing a duet, and today I decided it would be better sang by one person.  Right before I finished the song, I thought of different people I could send it to—and Hunter was my first thought.

Like with Keith's song, I can only send the lyrics.  Fortunately, Hunter is an AMAZING songwriter (a BILLION times better than me), and I'm sure if he got the lyrics and decided to keep the song, the music he'd have in mind would probably be way better than what I'm thinking.

I'm really excited.  I wrote a duet for Thompson Square, but I haven't sent that one yet.  I'll probably be starting school on January third (which, I'm pretty sure, is J. R. R. Tolkien's birthday <3) or something, and choir, I'm guessing, starts January eighth.


Best.  Birthday present.  EVER. XD I got two iTunes gift cards for Christmas, so it was perfectly planned. XD

Thank you for reading!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm so happy right now. :D As for pictures...heh heh.  I found this one a little while ago.

Okay, here's the story:

My friend and I were discussing different people who should wear cowboy hats but don't—like Keith Urban and Hunter Hayes (although she said she's seen a picture of Keith with one on—I haven't seen it, unfortunately XP). 

That's where Paint comes in.

I asked her which color for which person.  She said brown for Keith and black for Hunter—we considered white for Hunter, and maybe black for Keith, but we liked the current arrangement better.

What do you think? how I spend my time. XD I know, it's sad. XD But you gotta admit, they look awesome—even if the drawings suck. XD

The hardest part wasn't finding the right pictures—although it was a bit of a pain finding a picture where the hat wouldn't be cut off too much—drawing the hat actually was difficult.  I have four cowboy hats, why was it so darn hard? XD

Okay, enough of my craziness. XD Thank you for reading, and have an awesome day/night/whenever the heck you're reading this! XD


Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Dad once asked me, "Where do you get the inspiration for all your songs?"

I shrugged. "It's everywhere."

Which is true—whether it's from my point of view, my penpals', my family's, etc, it's everywhere.  I could write about a friend's breakup; I could write about a really cute celebrity; I could write about family drama; I could write about stupid daydreams (those, I can assure you, will never see the light of day); I could write about anything.

One song gets to me a bit.

It's called "Never Mind." When you read the lyrics, you think, "Huh, must be about a penpal's breakup or something."

It's not.

It's not even from a friend's point of view; it's mine.  All mine.  And possibly hundreds of other people. (Depends on this one man's fanbase.)

I won't say who it is; he may be in his twenties and I not even fourteen, but I'm still more of an adult than him. 

It was a couple days before the election here in the States.  I won't say who my family and I were rooting for (although I bet you could guess it); I don't want to start anything.

The person I wrote this song for is a YouTuber my sister and I loved (note the past tense).  We found him through a funny YouTuber we love (note the present tense), and thought this guy was really funny.

Well, on Twitter, our opinion of this man totally changed.

I don't remember exactly what he said, but it was something along the lines of how stupid the candidate we love was and how "if you or your parents are voting for him, go eat bricks."

Yes, those were his exact words. 

First of all, he's freaking British.  Keep your opinion out of our freaking way; it's our business, not yours. (Of course, everybody is open to his or her own opinion; just don't be obnoxious and childish about it.)

I really badly want to write this person's name (or username), but I won't.  I already gave enough away saying he's British.

My sister very maturely told him how she wouldn't stand that behavior, how she would no longer watch his videos. 

I just wrote a song about him.

First of all, that was really unwise—has it occurred to him that a large portion of his fanbase could like this candidate?  That a large portion might not take this crap? 

When I heard of this, I first felt really, really disappointed and heartbroken. (Of course, since I wasn't as big of a fan of him as I am of Tobuscus and Yamimash, I wasn't REALLY heartbroken; but it still hurt a little.) For God's sake, we thought this dude was awesome.  But nope; people have surprises nonetheless.

Then I felt angry.  How dare he say that!  How ignorant could somebody be?  How rude?  How mean?

Listen, if you agree with him, I have nothing against you; if you stand up for his action, I can't say I'm fond of you.

I never expected it from him.  To me, he looked like more of a quiet, reserved guy; not this.

Before I close this, I apologize for the rant, but I just wanted to put this out there because (1. Inspiration is everywhere, so if you're a songwriter and you have writer's block, don't worry; you'll get inspiration soon enough.  And (2. Please, if somebody did something like this to you, don't take it.  That doesn't mean you can get into a big long fight; you gotta choose your battles.  If you really know what you're talking about and have a fair argument, alright, give it a try; nothing sucks more than trying to defend yourself and making things worse.  And be sure you're mature about it; even though I really trashed him in this post, if you call him names back, you'll sink to his level.  I tried to be as mature as I could, but hey, things slip out. 

Thank you for reading, and for putting up with my anger, here's a really stupid picture.

IT'S SLENDERPIP!!!!!!!! (I'm listening to "Trash Talk" right now.  IT'S SO AWESOME!!!!)

XD I was bored one night and thought, "Dude, I'm gonna make this drawing." So I got a picture of Pip off the Internet, drew Slendy, and copied the bowtie onto him. XD I love Paint. XD

Thank you for reading this; I really appreciate it.  And if you just so happen to be the person I'm talking about, listen, I don't usually write these kind of posts; I don't usually write about people. (Songs are another story.) You really have to push me to write this kind of thing; and you did.  That was really immature, and really hurtful; do you know how much I loved your videos?  Well, I loved them a lot; but I don't anymore.  Thanks for ruining everything, buddy.

The only good thing out of your behavior is that I got another song.  Beating me down doesn't work; when I fall, I get back up; recover; write.

So please, think about what you say next time.  Thank you—I'm sure everybody appreciates it.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Happy Holidays, everybody! 

Like every Christmas Eve, my family and I went to my grandparents' house last night.  I think we got home around eleven...XD
I think it's safe to say this was a pretty awesome Christmas.  I got—

*A HUNTER HAYES T-SHIRT!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 (My cousin REALLY knows me well. XD)


*chocolate (YESSSS!!!!)


*a funny Krav Maga shirt (I'm so wearing it this Saturday)

*a pretty shirt from my grandparents

*Shaun of the Dead (that movie's hilarious)

*subscription to a country magazine (don't know when that starts, but I got three recent magazines!!!  IT'S EVERY FREAKIN' WEEK!!!!!)

*super colorful socks Mama knitted<3

*a Tobuscus shirt (AUDIENCE?!?!  What am I doing on this shirt, Audience?!?!?! ♥)


Oh yes.  This is pretty much how my day went.

In other words, I had a pretty good holiday.

The CMA Country Christmas was awesome!  I can't choose a favorite performance; everybody was fantastic. ☺

Well, I suppose that's it for this post...just like last year, Mom was the first one up and literally dragged us out of our beds at nine. XD She was up at six making a chocolate pie. XD Can you tell she was excited about the yarn she got? XD (Lots and lots and LOTS of yarn; she's REALLY happy. XD)

That's really pretty much it...I'm currently on Christmas break for school, and I'll start Monday next week.  Choir doesn't start until sometime in January (I'm assuming the eighth), and there's a Krav Maga Christmas party in January, too (I think around the twelfth?). 

And on January fifth, IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Finally, my birthday lands on a I get to start the day with getting smacked in the mouth by my cousin at Krav.  Oh, the fun never ends. XD
Thanks for reading!  I hope you all had a very happy Holiday, and will have a freakin' awesome week. XD Oh, there's another good thing—the world didn't end!  Huzzah! XD


P.S. Yes, there actually are funky orange lines on my Hunter Hayes t-shirt.  No, they look nothing like that in the drawing...yes, I am a terrible artist. =)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Awards Show, Pathogens, Choir, and New Genre

Lots of stuff to cover in one post...get ready. XD

Last night, the ACA's were on from seven to nine, and I started watching at eight.  I was reading in the other room when I heard Jake Owen singing "The One That Got Away" and Dad yelling, "NAOMI!!!!!!  THIS IS THE SONG THAT'S PLAYING WHEN WE DRIVE TO KRAV!!!!!!!" XD

I'm very bummed I missed so many great performers (I MISSED HUNTER HAYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  But I saw Keith Urban :D), but it was still super awesome! 

Okay, I know this has absolutely nothing to do with country award shows (I'm pretty sure the CMA Country Christmas is on the twentieth XD), but I just HAVE to put up this picture.

For school, I was learning about the four major groups of human pathogens.  I decided to make pictures.

So whenever you say "bacteria" or "protist," this is the very first thing I think of:

XD Bacteria was just out of nowhere, virus and protist were pretty close, and fungus is...well, it's fungus. XD (My dad's favorite line: "There's a fungus among us!" XD)

Alright, let's get back to music. XD

On Sunday is our last choir performance for the semester.  We had another last Sunday, too, and it was awesome.  I'm getting songwriting done (I wrote a new song yesterday—"Waiting in Tennessee"—after taking geography notes XD), and I'm actually listening to a new genre.

Okay, I made a weird transition between genres before.  A few years ago, I absolutely LOVED Iron Maiden and Bruce Dickinson's solo albums (I still love them.  I don't listen to them a lot, but they're still super awesome).  When I was about twelve (was it mid December of 2010??), I was going through stations on the radio when I heard Sara Evans's "Suds in the Bucket" playing.  I fell in love with the song, and then I heard "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry, "Anything Like Me" by Brad Paisley, "Put You in a Song" by Keith Urban, "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum, and so on. 

Earlier this year (around March or April), when I was watching The Voice, I was rooting for Pip.  TEAM BOWTIE!!!! (And Blake!!!! :D) In October, I heard his first single, "Who Cares," loved it (I know it by heart, haha XD), and a night or two ago I heard a few other songs from him.  I never liked pop (I don't count Taylor Swift as pop—except for songs like "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "22," but I love 'em anyway :)), but I love his songs.  I love how disco-y "Hooked" is. XD

No, this doesn't mean I'm leaving country and going into pop.  If you go to my MP3 player, you'll see that Pip is the only name under the pop genre.  And country is listed twice.  And there's more country listed under unknown (no idea why it did that...).

That's pretty much it for an update!  I'm a little over halfway through my grade, finally. :) I ought to be done sometime in April.  Woohoo!!!

Ah, and I missed Krav Maga last Saturday because of a dress rehearsal. X( I know, I like, NEVER have crossing activities (because I usually have just one activity and get really involved in it), but yeah, they clashed. DX Fortunately, Dad said they were just doing kicks, so nothing new.  I already know the combinations from the summer class. ;)

Thanks for reading!  You guys rock. :D

Oh, and for all you Slender fans out there...

My sister was playing Slender again last night and actually got seven pages!  She died right after she clicked the seventh page, but still, new record!  As for me, I got six pages—and I'm super excited because I got six on my buggy laptop.  Yes, this is coming from the person who died on zero pages. XD It's possible...XD

Bye! :)


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

American Songwriter 99's Own Account?

My sister and I just goofed around with Facebook last night, and she helped me make an account.

Naturally, I have no idea how to do anything.  But it's still fun.

I was just thinking—"What would it be like if I made a Twitter or Facebook account just for my blog?"

Then I thought it was silly; after all, I'm still super new.  This blog is only like, six months old.  Besides, no one's even seen my songs (I'm convinced Keith didn't get it >:().  So what's the point in making an account for something people don't know about?

It sounds like it'd be fun, though—I'd feel all business-y and such.  And yes, I will add my weird pictures on that account, too—if I figure out how to. ;)

I won't be making AS99's account anytime soon, but it IS a fun thought.  I'd have to think what the heck I'd put up there.  I barely have musical updates on here—just weird stuff I, and apparently other people, think is funny. XD

Who knows?  Maybe in a few years (several, several, SEVERAL years XD), I'll have my own account just for this blog. 

And maybe a few pictures.


Okay, so I'm gonna tell you a story (or update, whatever you wish to call it) only because the pictures I'll draw will make no sense without it.

You know how I told you about Carrie Underwood coming to my area with Hunter Hayes opening the show?  And how bummed out I was that I couldn't get tickets because I thought they were sold out?

Well, they AREN'T sold out, and I could get decent seats, but the problem is that the concert is in a bad neighborhood; the crime rate is too high for our liking.  So it's a no. :(

I was trying to come up with all the reasons in the world why I should be glad I'm not going.

That, of course, is a huge fail.

I saw Brad Paisley this year (best.  Concert.  EVER!!!) with Miranda Lambert, the Pistol Annies, The Band Perry, Jerrod Niemann (due to heavy traffic, we missed his performance :(), and Chris Young opening.  When Chris's song "You" started playing, oh God, all those fangirls screamed SO LOUD.  Even though I'm not that hopelessly in love with him, I decided to scream along with them, just for the heck of it. 

I figured that when Hunter started playing "Wanted," I'd go deaf with all the fangirls screaming (and my own screaming).  So there's ONE good reason to stay home.

Nah.  Still not enough to keep me home.

Is that bad? XD

Whatever. XD Okay.  Your drawings. XD

I keep thinking, "Aw, man!  I missed Hunter open for Taylor Swift, and now I'm missing him opening for Carrie Underwood?  Who's next, Keith Urban?!?!?!?" My friend and I then began thinking about all the ways I'd get to meet him.

Number 1: Going to the Concert Anyway and Jumping from Above

Number 2: Not Going to Concert, but Asking Slendy for Help

Number 3: That's Currently It.  Any Tips?


Thanks for reading!  Slendy and I really appreciate it. :)