Bucket list

220px-Bucket_list_posterWhen I saw this movie a few years ago and again resonantly. I got to thinking. We go through life day by day wishing the time to go fast so we can get home from work or school. Have lists of so much more things we need to do that it gets to the point we wish that time over so it can be done. Wishing your day away.

I asked myself what was my dreams a few years ago and I couldn’t name one. I have lost touch of me and who I wanted to be. So I decided to make  a list of things I want to accomplish before I have no more time left to enjoy life.

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My Bucket list. ( just a few from the already long list and they are in not in a specific order)

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MEET THE STIG AND TOP GEAR PRESENTERS

MEET THE STIG AND TOP GEAR PRESENTERS

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So much more that I want to do with my life and I hope you do to.

I have my bucket list sorted and have started almost immediately.  I Have accomplished a few goals like learning how to dance and teach someone something they didn’t know.

Is there still unfinished business that you still want to do?

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Interview with Jay (Jayden Danella Porter)

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Jayden

Today with pleasure I give you Jayden Danella Porter. One of the main characters of Skateboard on rails. With the book  making its way to editing and all I decided to talk to her about it.

So Jayden, to give a little background from your life .

Short summary is that you grew up in a small town. You have a little brother that turned five few months back. And you are eighteen now. Moved to live with your aunt after the accident. (not going to spoil the story yet) So that is basically how the story starts. 

I would say that sums it up.

So what is the story about?

I would say it is about accepting the unavoidable things and that the past can’t be changed. Finding answers and love when there seems to be none.

What genre is this book intended for?

Young adults genre but all ages over 16 can read it. (there are some hot scenes) {blush}

Tell me more about the story?

Okay. I am friends with the skater group with Toby Brooks being my best friend. I know girl boy friendships don’t always works but it somehow works for us. We moved about a year ago to my aunt’s and making new girl friends at a new school was hard. So the first friend I made was Toby.  At the skate park. So with ballet practice and skateboarding I

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kept out of trouble. Or tried too. Keeping the two seprate Until his cousin comes to visit over summer. Trouble was glued to me like that.

Ethan was like gas that hit my fire. He had a way to make me want to kill him with my bear hands. He worked my nerves good.

Trouble follows us every where. After a bet or two maybe three. We made it more difficult for each other.

Being locked up and some other law stuff happening I start to find answers to things that was unanswered a year ago.

My brother is so sweet he looks up to me even after what happens and love grows where there seemed to be a black hole.

I get more than I bargain for in the end.

Ooo and that one unforgettable night with… oops I think to know more you just have to read it.

So when will it be released?

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Ethan

Depends on the publishers so keep fingers crossed that it is soon.

You talk about Ethan. Who is he?

Well he is the guy that makes my insides go haywire and my emotions get all mixed up. And more he shows me what life could be if I let go. Trouble with capital letters in bold my aunt said.

He is not innocent but I get to show him a few tricks that is up my sleeves with the betting and dares flying around. He is action kind of guy. He came to visit here when his best friend was off on a family vacation to France ski trip. He doesn’t talk a lot about himself come to think of it. maybe you should interview him.

I will consider that maybe get his point of view. But you are in the lime light. You got selected for a ballet company before the accident that was taking you places. You have said you still dance but not provisionally if I may ask why?

After the accident everything changes and like life each day is different so my life changed and as time went on it changed again and again. I love to dance and being on stage but things sometimes work out or not for a reason. Maybe someday.

I think there is more to life than what we see and Ethan was the one to open my eyes to possibilities in life when all seemed to be lost and there was no where I could go. And maybe someday I will be dancing again in a company but for now I am happy where I am.

Thank you for the time Jay when the book is released we could have a interview again maybe get Ethan to join in.

Characters in Skateboard on rails part 2

So last week I added my first main characters and today I have part two :

I am glad to introduce to you

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Name: Ethan Andrew Brooks

Age : 18.

Looks: Tanned build with dark blue eyes and sandy blond hair

Personality: Prankster, witty, lovable, straight forward

Skills: Extreme sport fanatic tries everything and success is achieved. one of those people that is genetic breed of being good in everything they set their minds to

Likes:

Color – Blue
Food – Pizza (Ha wain because of the pine apple)
Animals – Dog ( Bull dog) Rover
Movie genre – comedy/ action (favorite Fast and furious – what guy doesn’t like fast cars and woman )
Book – Not the reading tipe but have read lord of the rings
Hobbies – Horse riding and boarding

Dis Likes:

Food – Grapefruit
Animals – Spiders
Movie genre – Karate
Book – Almost everything 

School: 4.0 GPA

Next year: Study law.

Dream: To be the best there is.

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Name: Tobias Andrew Brooks4132598344_10810d5724

Age : 18.

Looks: Tanned build with dark blue eyes and medium length brown  hair

Personality: Witty, joker, closed geek

Likes:

Color – Green
Food – Pies (Chicken mayo)
Animals – Dog (Collie) Amber
Movie genre – action (favorite Die hard )
Book – Sci-fi
Hobbies –  Boarding and Gaming

Dis Likes:

Food – Vegetables
Animals – rodents
Movie genre – Romance
Book – Any non fiction

 

School: 3.5GPA

Next year: Game designer or creator

Dream:  Getting a date and chance with Angelica Romero.

Next week I will put up the rest of the guys and some of the other girls profiles so please feel free to give advice or make suggestions to the characters. Looking forward to the feedback

Characters in Skateboard on rails part 1

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So yesterday I posted about how I am struggling to create characters for my book and got a few feedback send to my email. I followed a few tips over the course of years I have tried writing. And creating characters was always one of my downsides

So to give you an idea of my main characters I made a quick summary.

JAY PORTER

Name: Jayden Danella Porter Pretty skater girl holding skateboard

Age : 17 turning 18 in the book.

Looks: Long blond brown hair, gray eyes, small of stature 5’3”, strait nose       with lips not to full. Oval face shape.

Personality: Quick on her feet, fun, impatient, funny, thoughtful, talkative, competitive, strong willed and compassionate about others.

Skills: As a young girl her parents AKA Mother made her take ballet classes and her love for skateboarding came from her father. He bought her her first skateboard to her mother’s horror.

Likes:

Color – Red
Food – Hamburgers and fries
Animals – cats ( her own Bellatrix)
Movie genre – comedy (favorite The wedding date)
Book – adventure/ paranormal (Lord of the rings and Harry Potter)
Hobbies – Painting and boarding.

Dis Likes:

Food – Olives
Animals – Birds (any kind)
Movie genre – Documentaries
Book – Romance ( girly-girl love) 

 

School: 3.8 GPA (new school for about a year – senior year)

Next year: Study art and graphic design.

Biggest achievement: She is a natural on the stage as well as on the skate park. But she was the main dancer in the production of swan princess at the age of fifteen.

Biggest regret: Not being there for her little brother Sam when he needed her the most.

Dream: To be famous painter if not a great graphic designer.

Fear: To be a disappointment to her brother.

 

 

 

SAM PORTER

 

Name: Samuel David Porter

Age: 5funny-five-year-old-boy

Looks: Brown hair, gray eyes, strait nose and a round face shape.

Personality: Caring, fun, not easily impressed, talkative, loveable and sweet.

Likes:

Color – Blue
Food – Coco pops
Animals – All kinds – really wants a dog
Movie genre – Animation – Cars

Dis Likes:

Food – Onions

School: Preschool

Biggest achievement: Tying his own shoes

Dream: To be a fireman

Fear: That his nightmares will come true.

 

 

Next week I will put up the guys and some other girls profiles so please feel free to give advice or make suggestions to the characters. Looking forward to the feedback

 

 

 

 

May Madness

Reaching the end of a tiring yet fun month for me. I got to look back on what was going on. From meeting new friends to parting with old friends And from parties to serious conversations. My life would be dull if I didn’t have a diverse group of friends.

The madness started with my birthday only to continue through the month to end with a simple joke and teasing. With winter starting in South Africa it is kind of a bad time to have a big Braai (like only SA can). Stressed that my party was dull I entertained young and old with anything. ( I could become a perfect hostess, maybe) As the night progressed and the booze it turned out to be unforgettable ( Just say that sometimes what happens stays there where it happened) Reaching the epic end. BLlY4lsCEAAPK1g

(Decor – country or somewhat)

Days after that my Friend’s son had his birthday. I shall never look at Spongebob the same. Her son wanted a Spongebob cake. How were we going to pull this one of. My best friend is an expert with food and had an idea. And my sister is kind of a artist even with cake. So the coffee and icing night started. Every one had their own idea. Th cutting started and time seemed to fly before the icing was colored to be smoothly applied with a finish of yellow icing being ruffly added to give it a sponge look. Lot of concentration and past midnight creative working Spongebob to look almost real (her son was ecstatic about it the next morning)  BLRfD63CUAEo1kq(Spongbob cake after 6 Hours)

So the parties rocked and the food was delicious. The smiles were traded for tears because of my dear friend Nadia’s mother  was leaving to go work as bank manager in a new town. Her mother is like my second. Saying our goodbyes over coffee and cake. (again) We coffee-chocoholics and we enjoy each and every moment. The tears are gone now and laughter filled the air Henning was again on is best. with jokes and statements. Embarrassing moments being mentioned to lift our spirits in laughter. Saying goodbye is hard and the night ended with a drink and memories.

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Time flies faster then we anticipated and with daily drama giving us something to think about or talk about. It just made some nights – when we get together – end in deep and serious conversations. We are a diverse group with diverse insight on topics. Some are way ahead in experience and other are more intellectually ahead (Most of the time)tumblr_m93568GsT91rp6xcfo1_400

Last night me and a few friends were facing the cold weather outside with warm mugs of coffee and excellent company. We ended the night laughing at some statement a friend made over the phone. Teasing and joking seems to be something we like to do to our friends. (they are real good friends – not getting mad if we act like last night.)

So we reached the end of a wonderful surprising month of drama and fun. Madness. But this night is still on it’s way and we are having a big friends Braai just to celebrate what we have.

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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

Marilyn Monroe