Monday, June 28, 2010

How Come We Don't Say "I Love You" Enough?

Hey everyone.  Again, congratulations to Selina and Cookie Monster.  I'm glad your both happy with your awards.

A couple of things I'd like to mention:
  • Yes, I did change the background.  And yeah, I know it's pink (bleh). I liked the design.  We'll see how long I can stand it.
  • The poll is closed.  Emma won (of course) by 50%, next came a tie between Terri and Shelby, both with 25%.  Sue and Rachel didn''t get any votes.


That's right people! I've added some awesome stuff so you can share my blog with friends and family. 

Look it!

Notice the grey buttons next to the pencil.  Those are called Share Buttons.  They'll be at the bottom of every post from now on.  Let me explain what each are for: (starting from left to right) Email, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz.  They're pretty easy to use. Just click and go.  Also, there are the reaction boxes.  Just click on one of the white boxes to tell how you feel after reading a post. Annnd that's it! Enjoy! ;)


I have yet to get started with Hannah's gift!  Argh! What's wrong with me?! I'm sooooo lazy. :P

I am working on a short story called Beauty's Eden.  Very much fantasy and yep, you guessed it, romance.  I don't know if I'll ever post it on here. Maybe when I make my DVA account.  That way I'll have copyright and such.  Who knows I may pitch it.  Pandora could tell you, I do that a lot.  I make such an elaborate plot then I can never fill the holes.

I'm no Hannah.   Who has perfect words and a hundred drafts.


I also need to start reading Hiroshima.  It seems so sad.  Has anyone read it? Could you tell me what it's like?


See you guys.  I'm going to play some games.

*psst* Don't forget the reaction buttons! ;)


Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Winner of the Ally-Cat Award 2010 is....

Going to be said after I say a few things. 
  1. Don't forget to vote on the poll (top right the bar).  Poll closes in two days!
  2. Welcome back BB! Check out the acknowledgements in my 100th post! You're in it!
  3. I won't be as daily these coming days.  Family is coming in and I'll be hanging around them for the weekend. 
  4. Like the new layout? I changed it just for today to celebrate my 100th. If you haven't read it yet then here's the link

Really quick, I was debating on two people. I couldn't decide.  So I created a runner up spot because I felt they both deserved the honor.

The runner up is......Selina Phillips!

Congrats! You have permission to take this picture for your own blog. Yes, I did do this on the paint thing on the computer.  Thank you for following, Selina!

The winner of the Ally-Cat's Biggest Fan Award of 2010 is a blogger named.......

Cookie Monster (Roxy)!
“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.”
~ Larry Bird
Congrats to Cookie Monster! The reason for picking her is the simple reason of being an awesome, participating follower.  She commented on my blog and responded when I commented on hers.  I believe she is an overall, good person which boosted my choosing of her. 

It was a tough decision, but in the end, I think it was the right one.  It was really really hard to decide between everyone because there were many things that I liked with each person.  I finally, after much deliberation, came down to Selina and Cookie.  Selina, I'm sorry that you didn't win, but I did create a runner up slot for you just because the decision was soo close; so maybe that counts for something...

All pictures in this post was created by moi.  They took about 20 min. each.  Fun to do, but very diligent work.

BTW COOKIE MONSTER: you also have permission to use your trophy picture on your blog.

Hasta Luego!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy 100th! I Love You All!


Wow! My 100th Post! I can't believe it!

Before I forget.  Happy (late) Father's Day to everyone.  Sorry I forgot.  *pssh* silly me.  Here's a nice father's day song by Will Smith.

So I'm revealing a few secrets here.  I'm guessing a majority of my readers are in fact, women.  So I have so awesome hairstyles that you can do without damaging your hair.  Less products and heat! So here we go.

Note: Please jump to the acknowledgements if you don't want to learn the tutorial.

How To Get Slightly Wavy Hair

So you want hair that's just wavy at the ends? Not super wavy? Then you've come to the right, uh, post.  Here's an easy way to get slightly wavy hair.

What you need:

  • Damp hair (How damp? After taking a shower--depending on how fast your air drys--wait about 10-15 min.)

  • Leave-in conditioner

  • Styling spray or gel (opt.; only needed if hair is hard to style)

  • hair ties (ones w/o a metal piece holding it together)

  • Comb

  • Bobby pins or a hairband (opt.; only if you have bangs)

  • Hairspray (opt.)
How to:

  1. Start by combing through damp hair, detangling it.  Then, I highly suggest putting some leave-in conditioner (a pea-size to dime size depending on how thick and oily your hair is).

    1. The leave-in conditioner will help after you take you hair out of the braid.

    2. If your hair is hard to style (pinstraight), then add a little bit of styling spray or gel

  2. Divide your hair into 3 equal parts and then braid (Don't know how to braid? Click here!)

  3. Tie end of braid with a hair tie. 

    1. Do not use a hair tie with a metal clamp.  If you've used them before you would know that when you pull the hair tie out, the clamp can pull hair out with it.

  4. If you have bangs, strategically clip them back with so that when they dry it's have a little "curve" to it to make your look more sophisticated. ;)

    1. Where a headband if you want more hold or use the head band to hold your bangs back if you don't have any bobby pins

  5. You can wear this look during the day or sleep on it. Then when you think it's dry, take it out. Give it a little shake.  If you want hairspray it and give it a couple of scrunches. Annd done.

    1. If your hair is like mine, it's damp when you pull it out of the braid so here's what you do: take out after a a couple of hours or after you've slept. Then see if it's still damp.  If it is, put some more styling spray in and rebraid.  Let it sit for a couple more hours.
Want More of a Wavy Look?

Instead of one braid, do two. It'll probably look like Ashley Simpson's hair (left). 
Still want more waves?  Split hair in half and french braid (start by parting the hair from where the placement of your eyebrows are and work your way down from there). See my drawn diagram:

You can french braid loosely or tightly (I prefer loose; just sayin').  The end product should look something like Lindsay Shaw's hair (right) in Ten things (only if you tightly french braided your hair).  Experiment! See what suits you best! Have fun with it!

Good luck everyone! Happy braiding.

BTW Did you know 10 Things I Hate About You got canceled because of low ratings. 
I'm saaaad! :(


I want to thank first, my followers: BB, Shivi, Selina, Cookie Monster, Pandora.  Thank you for being so loyal.  I couldn't have asked for a better set of followers.  *laughs*

To BB who has been following me from almost the very start.  Thank you.  Haven't heard from you for a long time.  Many blessings to you! Good luck with the University. Go Betty White!

To Miss Shivi who was the first person to ask me a question, in which I screwed up your identity.  Keep postin' sista! Thank you! Woo!

To Selina who has the cutest little blog I've ever seen!  I love the little sayings that your title has.  You rock, gurl!  Thank you so much for giving me awards.  It made me feel so special! *hehe*

To Roxy (aka Cookie Monster), I feel like in real life you have some spunk to you.  Which is awesome! You know, when I first came across you blog it happened by accident.  I was clicking around on Google and somehow I happened to click on your blog.  I read a couple of your posts and really like your blog. Keep it up, dear.  I think your doing great. Good luck and thank youuu!

And to Pandora!  I'm so happy you've joined the blogging world. Being your "mentor" is really fun. Man, getting your layout set up was a pain in the ... butt. *Laughs* Heey, keep posting! Don't stop now! Thanks pal. :)

I want to thank Hannah for being such an inspiration to me.  I admire her dedication to her writing and how good she is at it.  Don't ever give up, Hannah!

Also to my best friend, Lauren, who is always supportive and helpful with her smartness when I'm in a situation.  Your so talented!  You'll always have my support!  I got your back, man, don't worry!

Thank you, readers, for reading my ridiculous posts.  I hope to keep doing what I'm doing for as long as I can.  Helping people is what I love to do.  I never expected to get so many followers at this point in my blogging journey.   Ahh, I feel soo honored.

God bless.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pretty Little Liars



My recent obsession: Pretty Little Liars.  I very much enjoy the series (all two of the episodes).  And I really want to buy book one and compare. 

For those who watch the 2nd episode it: check out my theory! (Spoilers)

I knew it.  Jenna is the one sending the messages! She killed Ali then, to torment the others, she sends them personal messages.  How does she know their secrets when she's blind? Ever think that shes not really blind?  That she could be faking it? That's what I think.  ;)


More mystery games!

Nick Bounty: A Case of the Crabs

Nick Bounty: The Goat in the Grey Fedora

Full of fun, mystery, and comedy!  All free and no download.
Happy gaming, my friends!

and finally....

(Taken from Selina who took it from Georgie.)

Watching: Pretty Little Liars (obviously), Glee, Ten Things I Hate About You

Reading: Hiroshima

Listening To: Airplanes, The Lost Get Found, Like You Do, Lead Me <---all at the same time! haha jk ;)

Bored Of: "Long School Days" <--- ooh same! also, for me, uh, wanting to do something fun but you can't get yourself to get up and do it..

Annoyed At: sore losers, smartbutt kids with smartbutt parents, hypocrites, BP

Frustrated With: BP

Happy About: Summer, having time to draw and get inspired.

Sad Because: I haven't had time to spend with my buds in a while :(

Finding Guilty Pleasure In: Online "window shopping", Youtube surfing, and recently, mystery games

Crushing On: Henry Cavill (forever and always), Alex O' Laughlin, Alex Pettyfer, and another person I shall not name ;)

Counting Down Until: Glee returns!  And the movie Charlie St. Cloud


The next post will be my 100th! And I'm revealing some secrets that you don't want to miss.



Sunday, June 20, 2010

Glee Season Finale: Journey to Regionals


I'm baaaack!

Yay summer!

Journey to Regionals

So Glee.   What'd you think?  I loved it.  The ending was so appropriate and realistic.  I loved how we saw Sue have heart.  I can't wait til next year's season! 

Here are the regional songs New Directions sang:


Anyway You Want It/ Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'

Don't Stop Believin'

Vocal Adrenaline's regional song (Bleh):

Bohemian Rhapsody

(Literally, their performance was a yawn fest; just sayin'.)

Song for Mr. Will Schuester from the Glee Club:

To Sir, With Love

Song to the Glee Club from Mr. Schuester (accompanied by Puck):

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Please check out the glee poll!

Big announcement!

I'm closing the challenges for Ally-Cat's Biggest Fan Award.  So get your submission in by tomorrow!  (If no one enters then it'll be canceled till another time.)


It was really hard to find the lyrics for this song just because people have made different rap verses.  I guess all the more reason to put it up here so that others can find the right lyrics. I think Selina had the chorus up on one of her posts.  (Wahahaha I one-uped her! Nah. Jk jk.  I'm glad someone else enjoys the song as much as I do!)

Airplanes - B . o . B (ft. Hayley Williams from Paramore)

[Chorus - Hayley Williams]
Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)

Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)

[Verse 1 - B.o.B]


I could use a dream or a genie or a wish
To go back to a place much simpler than this
Cause after all the partyin’ and smashin’ and crashin’
And all the glitz and the glam and the fashion
And all the pandemonium and all the madness
There comes a time where you fade to the blackness
And when you’re staring at that phone in your lap
And you hoping but them people never call you back

But that’s just how the story unfolds
You get another hand soon after you fold
And when your plans unravel
And they sayin’ what would you wish for
If you had one chance
So airplane airplane sorry I’m late
I’m on my way so don’t close that gate
If I don’t make that then I’ll switch my flight
And I’ll be right back at it by the end of the night

Can we pretend that airplanes

In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)

Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)

[Verse 2 - B.o.B]

Somebody take me back to the days
Before this was a job, before I got paid
Before it ever mattered what I had in my bank
Yeah back when I was tryin’ to get a tip at subway
And back when I was rappin’ for the hell of it
But now a days we rappin’ to stay relevant
I’m guessin that if we can make some wishes outta airplanes
Then maybe yo maybe I’ll go back to the days

Before the politics that we call the rap game
And back when ain’t nobody listened to my mix tape
And back before I tried to cover up my slang
But this is for Decatur, what’s up Bobby Ray
So can I get a wish to end the politics
And get back to the music that started this s***
So here I stand and then again I say
I’m hopin’ we can make some wishes outta airplanes

Can we pretend that airplanes

In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)

Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)



Lastly, I've gotten really addicted to this one game called The Sound Walk on

It's a bit morbid.  Kind of dark.  Okay, I might be understating these things a bit.  However, it's really fun. :D

Check it out --> The Sound Walk

Also some fun mystery games (NO DOWNLOADING AND ITS FREE!):

Death in Sakkara

Detective Jack French

Mystery Games


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Who Works Harder? Man or Woman?


Is the first ever question I've recieved from the Ask Ally-Cat page!

*scratches head* I say it depends.  For example, a man who has no money for food for his family will work hard to find a job and do that job well.  However, a woman's pride can be quite strong.  For the same amount of hours, a woman makes 80 cents for every dollar a man makes nationwide.  This is a big booster of confidence and work performance for women in the workplace.  So I think depending on the circumstances men and women work hard. However, there are more women out there who work hard just because of gender discrimination than men.

Uh, does that make sense?


I. Have. Finally. Finished. Wuthering Heights!

I'm so estatic!  How long have I been reading it? I think since January.  Oh, my. How sad.  :/

I watched the 2009 version of it.  Very different.  Not as dark. I'll post some pictures. 

Please remember. I do not own anything.  Copyright infringement not intended.

In the 2009 version, Tom Hardy was Heathcliff.  But this guy, Ralph Fiennes, is the perfect Heathcliff.

(1992 adaption)


Tell me what you think of the question. 


I'll see you all next next week.  Please ask away on Ask Ally-Cat page.  Comment.  Whatever. 


Thursday, June 10, 2010

AHH My Summer Has Yet To Begin.. (How to clean make up brushes EFFECTIVELY)


*longest title eva!*
I have to keep this short.

Hey Cookie Monster!  I just got on my blog! Thanks for the comment!

I have a bit of bad news.

All next week and tomorrow, I'll be very busy and won't be able to blog at all.

I'm not leaving I'm just taking a forced break (?). 

After I get that business done, I'll be freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

So yeah, Cookie Monster, I'm back to blogging, just not at this moment.



Tell me about your best summer ever. 



What You Need
  • Dawn Detergent (antibacterial)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Plate
  • cup
  • towel (paper or cloth)
  • Brush Guards --> What are they?
  1. Pour some the detergent and oil on the plate (It doesn't matter how much you use, just use as much as you think you should depending on how many brushes you have; however, keep in mind to not over do the olive oil because it can make you brush really greasy when it drys)
  2. Dip your brushes into your mix and swirl the brush on the palm of your hand and then rinse them off with slightly warm water (not hot) while swirling them around on your palm.  This may take a while depending on how much soap you used.
  3. Dry brushes off and then put the brush guards on them and place them upside down (brisils facing down) in a cup.
  4. Put the cup in an area where the is NO sun and let them sit for a couple of hours or over night.
For a video of how and why you should do this please click here!

I'm working on a gift for a friend.  I actually had it finished, but then I seriously messed it up.  So I'm making a new one.

I'll keep you updated!


Thursday, June 3, 2010




I'm so happy.



Summarize my first post! LINK


Oh my, gosh.  This is the worst guy singer I've ever heard (besides Justin Beiber)!

EW! I first heard him on Itunes.  He sounds like a girl!

I'm over this boy singing crap that keeps becoming big hits.  It's WRONG!  And what kind of song is "Yiyi"?

I found my WH book.  It was in my bag.  Haha.  Wow.  I'm one sad person.


Well, I'm thinking about making a DevliantArt account.  I think it'll bring in more readers plus I can post some of my artwork.

Hannah's B-Day was Mon.!  YAY!

I have to work on her present soon.

I'm drawing it so that'll be super fun.


This game is addicting.


See ya!


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