Uta Hagen--

"We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre."

Saturday, August 28, 2010

One of my many loves

One thing that I love is office supplies.  I love going to Staples, and I love organizing my desk.  I'd like to organize my room like an office, but it would never stay like that.  So with that said, when we went to get school supplies today I found a desk organizer for a drawer.  Which I so needed.  So my afternoon 'project' was this:


What I used:

And after:

And I also found $20 going through my desk!  Whoo!  That's always a nice bonus!  It's like I'm getting paid to organize!

Hope everyone's weekend is grand!  Let me know what you want to hear about on my other blog.  It's been a while since I posted! 

With eternal love and blessings,
Officially Inspired

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fan Moment and much more

So if you guys don't know this already, I'm kind of a nerd.  I mean, hard-core, care-about-the-stuff-no-one-else-does NERD.  With that said, when I was told that a local news station was coming to my high school (my favorite news station, actually), I kept wondering "OMG WHO ARE THEY GONNA SEND?!?  I HOPE THEY SEND FRANK!!!!"  Well, guess what? 

THEY SENT FRANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My goodness, guys, I can't even tell you how much of a fan moment I had - when I didn't have to get up at such an ungodly early time, I used to watch him every day (he's the weather man) and he always made my day seem less sucky because he always had jokes and made me smile.  My days probably wouldn't have been as good as they were without him.  Even now, I really enjoy watching him.  We don't always have the news on in the morning because my sister is asleep, but when we do I always make sure it's on that station.  So when I say they had sent him, I freaked out.  I wanted to say hi so bad.  Now, before you get any ideas, no I don't have a crush of Frank, he reminds me of my Uncle Dave and that would be very wrong.  But I couldn't go say hi because he wasn't near me, even when I had to go out with the student councils and lose tug-a-war so horribly it's not even funny.  I was sad, very, very sad.

But then...

The freshmen had a meeting after the pep rally and we had to all sit on one side of the bleachers, which meant I had to walk across the gym floor.  Where Frank was standing.  O.  M.  G.  So I went up to him and asked him to sign my school shirt.  He was so nice about it, and he's just like he is on TV.  I was so excited and all I managed to say was "Are you Frank Marzullo?  You're my favorite!"  He smiled and said "Thanks" and agreed to sign my shirt, asked my name, and drew a sun shine by his signature.  (See picture for proof.  And of course, my brother and friend had to follow suite - of course my friend lent me his Sharpie for my fandom moment.)  It was A-MAZ-ING!

In other news, I got Mockingjay yesterday, but haven't started it yet.  I'm still working on Think of a Numb3r by John Verdon, hoping to finish that soon.  I also got a copy of Mockingjay for my librarian from last year.  It took the library a while to get Catching Fire in when it came out and a lot of people got annoyed, so I thought I'd just grab on for my favorite person ever.  I think it'll be a nice surprise in her mail box on Monday.  :D 

We stopped by the Jr High after school today, but only ran into two of my many teachers.  None of which I had little gifts for.  Guess that just means we'll have to go back soon.

Let's see, what else is going on?  My school has a big game tonight - first of the season.  It's an away game and I was going to go, but now I don't really feel like it.  I'm tired and my stomach hurts, so I'm not going to go.  But....GO WARRIORS!  Hope we do great tonight! 

Guess I've gone on long enough about this stuff.  First week of high school down, many more to go.  Oh well, it's not as bad as I thought it would be.  Being a freshman, though, I feel really little. 

Hope you all are off to a great school year, and here's to a great weekend!  Don't know about you, but I'm sleeping in tomorrow!  So incredibly tired - and only after one week!

With eternal love and blessings to Frank,
Officially Inspired

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mockingjay and 1st day

Hey, that rhymes.

As everyone should know, Mockingjay (the third and final instalment in the Hunger Games trilogy) comes out  TODAY!  So, umm, Walmart, if you're listening, I'd really like you to get new popular releases in your stores on the day it comes out.  It's really a pain and an inconvenience to drive for a half hour to 45 minutes to a Barnes and Noble or Borders.  (Hint:  Books are cheaper at B&N, especially if you have a discount.  Borders over-prices things.)  So if you could please take this into consideration, I'd really appreciate it.  Thanks ever-so much. 

Another thing (which you may or may not know) is that today was my first day of the scary, crazy, big world that is High School.  Most of my peers were so excited to be there, to be starting in this world of freedom, and I kind of got the feeling that I was the only one that was nervous and scared more than excited and pumped.  Everybody was kind of looking forward to beginning their high school careers, but I really just wanted to jump off of the bus at the Junior High and see how long it took for people to notice me.  (By the way, if any of my Jr High teachers are reading this, I MISS YOU GUYS!  PLEASE TAKE ME BACK!)  Today wasn't so bad, I guess, but tomorrow all of the upperclassmen will be there, so that may be scary.

In other news, I really don't have anything else to talk about tonight.  I'll just talk to you guys later, I'm sleepy. 

With eternal love and blessings,
Officially Inspired

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Last Hoorah of Summer 2010

(C) Officially Inspired
My summer vacation sadly comes to an end on Tuesday, but I have to go to the school Monday afternoon until 7:30.  And from there it's on to high school - still doesn't seem possible. 

This past week I went to the lake with my grandparents and had a blast!  My dad and sister came down one day and they seemed to have a good time too.  We also went to the Bengals's preseason game Friday night after returning home.  And I also go my back pack for my freshman year.  Here's a video I made about it:

Being out on the lake, you realize how small you are in the great big world, and it kind of makes you realize what's important in your life.

The football crowd isn't exactly the best crowd to hang with, but it was kind of cool seeing how many people come out to support the Bengals - despite their past score record and criminal record. 

Hope you all enjoy these last few days of summer!

With eternal love and blessings,
Officially Inspired

Monday, August 16, 2010

"Rain is a Good Thing"

In the words of Luke Bryan, Rain Is A Good Thing.

Ohio has experienced some thunder storms the past few days, which is good for a couple of reasons.  One, it will possibly cool down the ungodly humid and hot weather.  Two, the corn needs the water :). And three, thunder storms seem to make me write more and what I write is better then.  Not exactly sure why, but I think it's just the atmosphere of the thunder rumbling and the lightning flashing, the rain slapping the windows.  Ahhh. 

Oh, and the sky after a storm isn't too bad either.  (See above picture.)

This picture, though, kind of just describes Ohio's weather perfectly.

It's got a little bit of everything, doesn't it?

With eternal love and blessings,
Officially Inspired

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Hey guys.  Sorry for the lack of posting.  This past week has been pretty hard on me, and I'm still not back to my normal self.  I haven't been able to write hardly anything and reading hasn't held any interest for me either. 

So, instead of making myself read or write, I have been searching the TV schedule for any episodes of Criminal Minds, Bones, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, NCIS, Without A Trace, or Rookie Blue.  For some reason I've become obsessed with police and criminology shows.  I guess they just get my mind off of things. 

I've also been browsing around online - mainly YouTube - and I found this wonderfully amazing video.  The musician's name is Ricardo Munoz and he's trying to get his music out there.  He has a record deal, but he must first get more views and more publicity before anything can happen with his music.  So watch it, love it, send it to people, watch it again and again and again.

Oh, and here is an adorable video of my sister.  Yes, go ahead watch it over and over and over.  Trust me, it gets funnier every time.

Hope you all are having a great week so far!

With eternal love and blessings,
Officially Inspired

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hard Times

Hey readers! 

I just wanted to stop by to say a few things:  #1 Happy Birthday to my Daddy!  Daddy, I still love you more than Rob!!! <3

#2 I would like to ask you guys to keep me and my family in your prayers.  My great-grandma passed away yesterday at the age of 97.  This is a tremendous loss for everyone who knew her.  I will be reading a poem that I wrote at her funeral, so also pray that I can get through that.  Thank you guys so much.

With eternal love and blessings,
Officially Inspired

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Oh my gosh, guys.  I cannot believe that it's August already.  Where has the summer gone?  It's like after the 4th of July, summer zips by and suddenly you'll find yourself sitting in school once again.  Although, I still have like 22 days before that happens.  Still, it seems like no time at all.  Here's to hoping the summer goes by slowly from here on out!

Wednesday is my dad's birthday, which means we've been celebrating.  Last night we went to my favorite pizza place ever with three of my cousins, and tonight we're celebrating with some other family.  We got an ice cream cake for tonight.  Wish I hadn't gotten that ice cream cone when we got the cake.  Now I'm feeling kinda sick.  Guess I'm not like my Uncle in that regard. ;)

The other night I decided to disconnect from the Internet, turn the TV and radio off, turn off all lights except for two of the five on my lamp (and my nightlight - never turn that one off.  If I do, it doesn't turn back on.) and write.  For an hour.  Uninterrupted.  It went well except for people deciding to text me.  Of all of the times of the day.  9:40-10:40 was the time they wanted to talk.  Next time I'm turning my phone off too.  Anyway, this really worked.  I ended up finishing chapter 19 and began chapter 20.  How long can you go on feeling like you accomplished something without realizing you haven't been doing anything productive since?  Three days too much?

Anyway, I would suggest doing this.  It's fun, in a way.  I felt like a writer for the first time in a long time.  If I end up moving my room to the basement when my sister gets a bit older, I will demand an 'office room' to be built onto my room, though.  It's kind of distracting (and sometimes helpful) to have Robert Pattinson starring at you when you're trying to write.  And pictures of my cousin Jimmy on my desk, and my cousin Brent that's on my wall behind me.  The pictures of Leanna Renee Hieber from the newspaper, though, those are helpful.  And not only because it reminds me that her ghosts are going to come and get me if I stop writing.  :D

Well, dear readers, I am going to end this post. 

With eternal love and blessings,
Officially Inspired