Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hey guess who just got mobile blogging and twitter.. I so totally love the internet when im bored


Hey I almost forgot I took a picture of myself in my new room. You can see how tired and sick I look.. yaaay!

Cute? Oh totally.. I look completely awful. But there's me.. there's my room.. that's my roommates bed behind me. haha.

Love you guys!


On Friday I started my long awaited journey of moving. Lets begin on the 15th. It was a nice last day. I woke up not feeling all too well. I went through most of the day pretty good. Jake needed a ride so he could go to baptisms. Being a nice sister I told him I would take him. We met up at the church building and talked to the people there. I told them all about my schooling and such. They were rather excited. As we spilt up and moved to our cars jake hopped into mine. As I started the car I realized that it no longer ran. My car was now dead in the middle of the church. Jake had to run and find another ride before everyone left. I called my dad and he came and tried it out. After realizing that it was not going to work because it wouldn't idle we carefully drove it to the car shop. They said they'd fix it.

We drove home and continued our day. My stomach wasn't feeling all to great so I decided not to eat dinner. (Which was a very wise choice). A few hours passed and I realized I had jumped straight into the stomach flu. The rest of the night was filled with unpleasant memories.

Finally friday rolled around. Only two hours of sleep fueled my exhausted body. With no second car we piled everything into the van and headed out. We didn't realize what we had gotten into. When we started we had no idea where we were going. so we walked around and almost got me living in a boys dorm (SCHYEA!)it didn't work out.
We eventually realized we sign in exactly where we started.. my dorm. So we get the kay and such and start hauling things up. I brought a lot of bags. haha. Surprisingly I didn' take up a lot of room. :S. So we packed and packed then walked around finding the stuff I needed to do. I joined this thing called Get connected. IT's like a big weekend seminar where they introduce you to the school and what not. Anyways, we signed me up for that and found a bowling alley! yay. We thought we needed to get a wireless card. we thought wrong.. I'M ON THE INTERNET WITH NO EXTRA FEE! yay. haha. I love free wifi. Did I mention that my bed is above my desk.. scary. It's really hard to put sheets on them too. haha.

So then I met my Iteam they're dang sweet. Sometimes i'm the shyest person ever.. haha. it's okay because once they break me out of my shell they want to put me back.

There was a meeting, there was a nother meeting, there was walking, there was more walking. anyways that was day one. I went home that night because there was no one in my dorm and I still felt all sorts of bad.
I spent the night watching Will and Grace with my mom.. (I think there's someone banging on my wall.. wtf mate.. or maybe my bed is going to explode.)

So saturday morning I wake up early and pack everything into my now fixed car. I drove with my mom and we packed everything away. My new roommate Jessica also moved in. She sleeps in my room. :D. haha. I win the roommate! haha. Jk. I think she's making dinner.. Yum I want some. I'm going to have fried rice.. Okay get back on topic. I moved in and realized I forgot my contacts case.. i'm stupid leave me alone I already know. So we went and bought one and then it was time to say good bye to my parents. :'(. Every year I go to girls camp I always hated leaving my family. I still do. I'd rather live in my parents basement my whole life, buuuut! It's nice knowing I can talk to them through internets and such.. unlike girls camp.

After they left I went to another meeting then got a free lunch from the school and ate with Brandon Queen cause he's in my Igroup. We're buddies. Then we had another meeting.. are you getting this yet? there are a lot of meetings. Then we had a service project. We put hygien kits together. It was quite fun. I went home after that and have been sitting here all day. It's pretty dang boring. There needs to be a park by me or something.. I might go out and find something to do. I'm super bored.

At nine there's a talent show. I was going to try out for it but it's clear across campus and there isn't parking where there is so I would've had to walk with my guitar across campus.. Excuses for just being scared.. I think so. haha. I've never performed alone in my life.. I'll have to start with smaller crowds. Sound good? My feet and hands are cold which is weird cause my room is fudgin hot.

Anyways that's been moving. It's been rather eventful and quite fun. I think i'll like it here in the burg. i'll miss my quartney cook cause she won't be here, but.. that's okay. i love her still. So quartney if you ever read this.. I LOVE YOU and I MISS YOU! haha.

I guess I could've written while I was bored.. haha. idk.. I feel awkward having someone in the same room as me. Weird? I think so. haha. well I love you guys. I hope you're enjoying your lives as much as I am.. Oh and like a major PS don't get that dang 24 hour stomach thing going around.. not good.. not good at all.

I love you guys, keep on living.

<3 Katie Wan John Silver Martin Kenobi

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bohemian Rhapsody

I've had this idea about creating a musical with only QUEEN music.. so i've started that! haha. I don't own rights to the music or anything.. This is just kind of fun. Maybe if I actually become serious about it then it could possibly happen.. haha. we'll see. I love the idea.


Blake, Duff, and Frank Ferguson are brothers. They’ve been separated by careers and lifestyles. The three of them share one loving mother, a mother that they continue to talk to.
Blake (about 18) is a young boy who is madly in love with his girlfriend. When she breaks up with him he kills himself. That is the beginning of the play. Throughout he is mentioned. As the youngest the two brothers feel a deep connection with him.
Duff (about 22) is the middle brother. His homosexual and drug lifestyle has put him in New York City. There he has tried to start his music which is his life. A dream is built up inside of his head and he will do anything for it, even sell his body. Now a hustler on the New York he finds himself in a hopeless situation.
Frank (about 26) is the oldest and most mature of the brothers. He is the only one who is married. He is a professional bike racer (like Lance Armstrong.) For the past few months he and his wife have been having marital issues. One night when he walks in on her cheating he goes out and does the same. That one night stand leads Frank to contracting AIDs. At the start of the play is when he is first told.

Scene 1: The Beginning
The curtains open to a dark stage. Three different scenes open up. They’re spread equally across the stage.
Stage left is a small doctor’s office. There’s the doctor’s bed and a cabinet. Posters about AIDs prevention are on the wall. A single man sits on the bed (Frank.) There’s a door leading to off stage Left.
Center stage is a small wall. It’s just a few dark bricks or a dark wall. One man (Duff) is sitting on the ground. A syringe lies next to him.
Stage right is a small office. A desk covered with papers and a few books surround the wooden object. One man (Blake) is in the center. His light is dimmed more than the other two and he’s in either sepia or black and white. He is writing a letter to his mother. The last letter to his mother.
Far stage right there’s a small band set up; Bass, Drummer, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar, and Piano. They stay on the stage the whole time. They are the narrators of the play. The leads of the play can interact with the band. The one who does the most is Duff. He and the Lead Guitarist get along quite well.
The band is cast just as much as the actors.

The lights slowly come up on the three men. When there’s a solo, the other two are singing harmonies and background.

Is this the real life?
Is this just Fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.
Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see.

I’m just a poor boy.
I need no sympathy.
Because I’m easy come easy go.
Little High

Little Low

Anyway the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to me.

To me.

Mama just killed a man.
Put a gun against his head
pulled my trigger, now he's dead.
Mama, life has just begun
but now I've gone and thrown it all away.

Mama, ooh
didn’t mean to make you cry.
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters.

Too late, my time has come

Sends shivers down my spine.
Body's aching all the time.

Goodbye, everybody
I've got to go.
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth

Mama, ooh
I don't want to die.

Sometimes wish I'd never been born at all.

(After the guitar solo [small piano solo] a small group comes on the stage, stage left. They are a rough bunch about four guys. The only one who notices is DUFF. He becomes uncomfortable as he sees the men. He stands and starts to look for a way out.
FRANK and BLAKE are both sitting in their own situations reflecting on the outcome while this tango goes on with DUFF.)

I see a little silhouette of a man.

[They are looking for a good time.]
Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will you do the Fandango?

Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very, frightening me.

[A small group of cops come out from stage right. They notice this strange little encounter happening and start walking over to them.]





Galileo Figaro.

[He tries to defend himself from the COPS and MEN]
I'm just a poor boy nobody loves me.

He's just a poor boy from a poor family.
Spare him his life from this monstrosity.

[The leader from the group of MEN and COPS grabs onto DUFF]

Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?

Bismillah! No, we will not let you go

Let him go

Bismillah! We will not let you go

Let him go

Bismillah! We will not let you go

Let me go

(Will not let you go)

Let me go

(Will not let you go)
(Never, never, never, never)

Let me go, o, o, o, o

No, no, no, no, no, no, no
(Oh mama mia, mama mia)

DUFF: [fed up]
Mama Mia, let me go.

[DUFF realized that the COPS and MEN are both become occupied with each other instead of him. After this last line both of the leaders let go of DUFF.]

Beelzebub has the devil put aside for me, for me, for me!


(The COPS, MEN, AND BAND start to head bang leaving everyone completely out of the picture. DUFF runs off behind BLAKE’S wall. DUFF’S wall is taken out by the COPS and THE MEN and replaced with a bust station window. A woman stands in the window waiting for a new customer.
As the guitar solo is also going BLAKE and FRANK both stand up. A doctor comes in with a nurse for FRANK. FRANK also stands.
BLAKE is obviously frustrated and he starts smashing books and papers off of the desk. He gets everything off besides his one suicide letter.)

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
[He is yelling at the doctor]

So you think you can love me and leave me to die?

[He’s still standing yelling at the note]

Oh, baby, can't do this to me, baby

[He runs from off stage.]
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here!

[DUFF is given a ticket and again he runs off of the stage. The counter wall is then replaced with a small bus bench during the guitar solo]


(The doctor and nurse leave FRANK he sits back down, defeated. BLAKE also sits back down and continues to write the letter.)

Ooh Yeah!

[He writes the words he’s singing on the paper]
Nothing really matters.
anyone can see

Nothing really matters.

Nothing really matters.
[BLAKE finishes the letter and puts it in an envelope and sets it on his desk.]

To me…

[During the small piano solo BLAKE’s light is slowly shut off. The other two stay on, on their situations.]

Any way the wind blows...

[The song slowly ends. At the “gong” portion of the song when it slowly dies down there’s a snap of a gun. That’s when DUFF and FRANK’s lights are slowly turned off.]

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Don Johnson

This is the story of Don Johnson.. I hope you like it.. (This really happened to my brother and I.. Just so you know.)

This is starting in the middle of one of my papers..

My parents decided to go to the store and pick up a few things that we needed. My little brother Jake and I decided that we wanted to go sit in the hot tub. When our parents left we grabbed some towels from the front desk and made our way down the hall to the pool. We stepped into the loud room to see that there weren’t that many people in the pool or hot tub. We put our towels on a table over the room key that our parents loaned out to us. There were two older men sitting in the hot tub as Jake and I got into the warm water. Jake and I talked and the

older men sat on the ledge of the warm hot tub and they dipped their feet in. Jake and I talked about the long trip and laughed at all the fun we’d already been happening. One of the older men got up and left. Jake and I didn’t think anything about it. The thing you need to know about me and Jake is that we look very much alike; people are constantly asking us if we are twins. Well this guy turned to us and he spoke quietly, “Don’t worry I’ll be leaving soon so that you two love birds can have the hot tub all to yourselves.”
Jake and I kind of giggled; I thought it was amazing that he didn’t realize the resemblance. I answered the man politely, “Don’t worry about it he’s actually my little brother. You can stay as long as you’d like.”
Jake and I continued talking, but this old man kept looking at us we both got a creepy feeling and looked over to the old man who was staring at us. Jake and I looked at each other before he spoke again, “Well, you should know who I am.” The man boasted proudly.
I’d never actually seen him in my whole entire life, but he seemed pretty full of himself, so I asked, “Should I? Who are you then?”
He looked at us and puffed out his chest, “My name is Don Johnson and I’m a writer.”
My brother and I looked at him as if he was crazy. I continued to be polite and conversed with him, “Really,” I said excitedly. “I love writing; I hope to someday become an author.”
He looked at me like I was crazy and he said, “You’re going into a very unhappy profession full of a lot of failure.”

I proceeded to tell him that I was just in it for fun. Being an author isn’t my main goal. He seemed to understand this. At this time a little girl came into the hot tub and was kind of swimming around, so I turned my attention back to my brother who gave me a scared type of look. The man convinced the little girl to leave and she left with her parents and went back to her room. With a lurch of his large body and a giant tidal wave almost covering our heads, Don Johnson was sitting in the hot tub with us. He again looked at us strange and said, “I have something to tell you, and I’d actually like to see what you have to say about it.” He got this stupid grin on his face as if he was looking for someone to fight him and he said, “I’m gay.”
Well he had picked the wrong people to look for a fight with; I turned to him and said, “Oh, that’s cool. My best friend is actually gay, and most of my friends are also.”
He looked at me like I was crazy, but he changed the subject very quickly. He looked at my little brother and asked him, “Do you write at all?” My brother answered with a no, so the man asked if he read.
My brother answered with a full answer this time, he said “Yes, my favorite kinds of books are from the War Hammer series.” They are a series of books written about a video game, I believe. He read them the whole time we were on our trip.
“Series, that’s spelled s-i-r-i-o-u-s.” Don Johnson again spoke as if he knew all.
I laughed inside, that’s not how you spell it. I looked at my brother again. Jake is just about deaf in one ear and can’t hear well out of the other, with the noise of the hot tub and a few other people splashing around in the pool, he couldn’t hear the man. So he turned his head
toward Don Johnson and he asked for him to repeat himself. Don did this but leaned closer into my brother. They were now inches apart from each other and I was trying hard not to laugh. Don repeated again, as serious as he was the first time, “Series, that’s spelled s-i-r-i-o-u-s.”
Jake leaned back and looked at me. He and I both have these looks that we give each other to know what the other is saying instead of actually saying it; I gave my brother a ‘what the heck is wrong with this crazy guy’ look. He knew exactly what I was saying, but Don didn’t. He said rudely to me, “That’s what I hate about women.” Oh great, I thought to myself. I opened my eyes and gave him my full attention so he would start the conversation. “I hate when women look at men like they are stupid.” I looked at Jake again, “I just hate that.” Don continued.
My brother knew I wasn’t looking at him like he was stupid. I let the man ramble on and I scooted closer to my brother for safety. Even though he’s young, he’s big and could beat someone if he had to. Don Johnson continued to do what he had to do, and then he looked at us one more time. This time I just stared back at him, “I think it’s time for me to go.”Don Johnson finally spoke the words we were waiting to hear.
“AT LAST” I shouted in my mind! This guy was nuts and I have never felt more awkward in my life. He stood up and said to us, “You two should hug, and make everything better again.” There’s nothing like putting a cherry on top of an awkward, tense filled sundae. The man stood up and walked out of the hot tub, that’s when Jake and I noticed his very inebriated state; he walked back and forth and almost fell over a few times. He walked over to the table where Jake and I had put our towels. He grabbed Jakes towel from the pile and began to rub himself down.

I leaned over to Jake and said, “That’s your towel.” He sighed and leaned his head against the edge of the tub, poor Jake. Don took the towel, and with him went his two older sons who were splashing each other in the pool. As he was leaving he almost fell back into the hot tub, but recovered only to stop inches from running face first into the wall. With the help of his sons, they got him out of the room. When the pool room’s door shut and Don was gone Jake and I laughed and almost cried because of the hilariousness of the situation. Ever since then whenever Jake and I are out in public we search for Don Johnson and hope that someday our paths will fatefully cross again.

Thursday, April 01, 2010


Right now I am sitting upstairs watching my niece and nephew, Addison and Carsten. They're super cute. anyways they've been here all day. Which is.. idk. Don't get me started on that.
Anyways! VV (<< means downward VV.. get it?) anyways. The post from below about my hero X. that book is going very well. It may even tie in to my previous books in the Silver Lining Trilogy. Like it already does.. but I mean Shiloh and Rylan will probably be in this book also.
Again I love the names in this book. I think that's my favorite part of a story is naming all the characters and watching them evolve. It's totally aweome.
Today I was watching some show where people get in fights over facebook then meet up and kill each other. Totally sounds like something I want to do. I'm so sick of hearing about this crap. You can't blame Facebook. If you want to blame anything blame the kids' parents. Obviously there are problems at home that make them think that violence and bullying is alright.
so if you think Facebook causes violence I can prove to you that it doesn't.. Look at me.. I don't talk rude to people over the internet then go and shoot them. why? because i'm a civilized human being. :S.
anyways. idk.
I hope you guys are having a good day. I'm totally enjoying the weather.. I know no one likes it.. but I sure do.
Anyways i'm getting in trouble for calling Carsten booger so I better go.
I love you guys!

<3 Katie Wan.