Saturday, November 29, 2008


OK, I just got this amazing book. It's called Simply Sublime Bags: 30 No-sew, Low-sew Projects. It has a lot of really fun bags you can make. I made the "Caution!" one, and it turned out to be amazing! I made a few edits, though. Instead of using a zipper, I sewed on a button. I bordered it in black. The bag is made from "Caution" tape layered on top of yellow duct tape. The "sewing" is stapling the sides, then covering the staples with duct tape. It looks amazing and is now my new pencil case. How many people do you think will believe I made it?

I went shopping today. We went to one of my favorite stores, but didn't get anything. But then we went to the Gap, and I got... CONVERSE!!!!!!!! I am uber-excited, as you can tell. PI! PI! PI! PI! PI! 3.14159265358979323846263338327!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry. I am very excited.



Friday, November 28, 2008

So we gather 'round the table to give thanks for our family, health and... turkey candy??

After a morning of watching Macy's 82nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade (blah blah blah) and The National Dog Show (oh, so cute!), it felt good to gather round the table eating turkey and anticipating dessert, because obviously, dessert's the best part of every meal, and in my family, dessert is the main part of Thanksgiving. Before I describe dessert, though, let me tell you that I got out of eating green beans after they mysteriously appeared on my plate, twice.

Now, dessert: I ate:

  • two slices of apple pie (yum!)
  • four chocolate cookies (delicious!)
  • and a turkey cookie and a head. -------------->>
I know. Delicious.

You might be wondering why there is another turkey, made out of oreos, Hershey's kisses and candy corn. Well that's my mother's cousin's (aunt? cousin? 2nd cousin?) treat for us. I didn't try it, but my mom says it's good. Maybe I should try it.

So, all in all, I had a pretty yummy Thanksgiving.

I've more to post, but I should get this posted.



Thursday, November 27, 2008


As you all probably know, today is Thanksgiving. So prior to today, many kids have been answering this question: "What are you thankful for?" 

I was passing by my local bookstore the other day, and kids had written what they are thankful for on multi-colored paper leaves. Most kids wrote the same "my family and friends" or "my health." But I saw some funny one. I saw "Chocolate milk," "Oreos," and "Not going to the same school as my brother." (Okay, that last one was mine.) Well, it got me thinking, what am I thankful for?  Here is my list.
-Not going to the same school as my brother
-PI and, since today is Thanksgiving, PIE!!!
-And the generic stuff, like "my family and friends," "my health," "a good education," and stuff like that. 

And, since this entire post was inspired by the bookstore, I thought I would take a moment to tell you all about a book I got yesterday (and finished last night). It is called The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It is about North America in the future, and I am not telling you any more than that. I don't usually like sci-fi books, but this is actually impossible to put down, and more realistic than you would think. READ THIS BOOK!

Hope everyone has a happy, food-filled, fun-filled, pi/pie-tastic Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Okay, like Annie said, I am planning on doing an introduction, so here goes!

Name: Bri (short for Brielle)
Age: 14
Height: 5'0"
Weight: None of ur beeswax!
Shoe size: Womans 7 1/2
Hair color: Not telling, but I will say that I have a temporary pink streak =D


Color: PURPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I even have shirt that says I <3 website =")
Book: Changes a lot, but currently it is If I Stay by Gayle Forman. It has not been officially published yet. I got an advanced copy =)
Website: Either Polyvore or the Girlsense Forum
School Subject: English or Scinece...or Lunch =)
Song: Like my fave book, it changes often, but currently it's Trainwreck by Demi Lovato
Album: Changes a lot, but currently Fearless by Taylor Swift. (As you saw from my last post)

If you wanna know anything else about me, just comment!

Bri =)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tissue? I Hardly Even Know You!

Hiya, folks! Just wanted to say, I am recovering from a bite that one of my friends gave me! I am only frothing at the mouth slightly now, and people are no longer extremely alarmed, they are very alarmed! No, just kidding. But I did get bitten! It really, really hurt. I went to the nurse and I'm like, I bumped into a column. And she just gives me this weird look. It was all red with teeth-shaped bruises. The bruises are still there now. It's kinda funny once you think about it =)

I realized that I haven't properly introduced myself yet. My extremely random bestie Lavvie has already done it, and I know Bri's planning on doing it. Sooo, yeah. Let's get started!

Likes: piano, violin, randomness, reading, friends, randomness, Polyvore, blogging, randomness, computers, programming-- oh! and did I mention randomness?
Dislikes: mean people, bad books, ignorant people, know-it-alls, global warming, pollution

Favorite color: purple
Favorite food: ravioli, chevre
Favorite chocolate: all kinds, but Hershey and Godiva, milk
Favorite candy: I can't resist Reeses-- they're addicting =)
Favorite subject: science, French (comment TU trouves? c'est passionant et amusant, je pense)

Anything else? I'm very passionate about saving the environment. I love to read, play piano, and hang out with my friends. My dog is the cutest ever.

That's about it! ;-)

Oh, and about the title: whenever I ask my dad for a tissue, he says, "tissue? I hardly even know you!" (As in, "Kiss you?")



Monday, November 24, 2008


I am the newest contributor to this blog. And I am here to be as random as possible! Here are some very important, very random things to know about me.

Favorite number: PI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Favorite song: Mathematical Pi
Favorite Word: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Favorite item of clothing: pants
Favorite pencil case: pink silk-ish purse thingamabob
Favorite brand of triangular pencil: Triconderoga
Favorite sibling: I hate my only one, so... yeah


BEWARE: the word "pi" will be in every post I make.



Saturday, November 15, 2008

What Am I S'pposed to do On A Rainy Day?

What, you wonder, is a turkey doing on this page? Well, my specialty is randomness, isn't it? You'll see soon enough.

Today, we (that is, my parents and I) visited Connecticut for lunch. I had very good plantains =D. Then my parents visited boring Klaff's while I waited in the foyer. Finally, we went to Sports Authority where I got tennis shoes (or plimsolls, as they say in England) and a new winter coat.

Here comes the turkey part. As we were driving home, we past a wild turkey just strutting along on the sidewalk, not unlike the picture to the left. I whipped out my mom's iPhone (okay, it was already out, but you have to give a girl a creative license), but, alas, we were already past the turkey. I at least hope it doesn't get caught in the turkey cookers we saw in the Sports Authority!

Randomly (And Turkily),


Friday, November 14, 2008


*humming some new Taylor Swift songs* Oh, hey! I don't know about you guys, but I've been waiting for this album for a loooooooong time. It was totally worth it. All the songs on here are better than every one expected. My favorite songs (not in order) are Fifteen, Breathe, Forever & Always and White Horse. Ah-mazing.

I realize that I'm not the usual poster, so let me introduce myself. I am one of Annie's really good friends. I'm Brielle, but you can call me Bri. Either is fine.

So, anyways, as I was saying. Taylor Swift=Amazing. I totally recommend this album to anyone! These songs (plus Trainwreck by Demi Lovato and Decode by Paramore) were stuck in my head all day! Ask Annie, I was humming them all day =)

So, I'll definitely be posting more often now. So, TTYL!

Bri =)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Trying to Walk like a Normal Human-- And Failing

My dad goes on a site called Metafilter. I have no idea of the address, and I don't really care. So one day, he was on this site, and he found a game. Beware that, before I give you the link, that it is a highly addictive game. Believe me, and I say it with utter conviction. Believe. Me.

Okay. Are you ready? But-- before I give you the link, let me tell you a bit about it. It's supposedly an Olympic running game, but "training funds were low." In the instructions (the question mark in the upper left corner), it explains that it is possible to run like a normal human being, with skill and practice. I'm not sure, but I think I've figured it out, though you should try the game several times before you read the rest of the post.


Wow, before when I did this, it was having so much trouble with italics and bold, so I just had to redo the whole post. Now, back to the point-- have you played it yet? I don't believe you.

Still don't believe you!

*Plugs fingers in ears* Na, na, na, na, na!

Okay, I think I'll believe you now, and if you haven't played it, well, I can't trust you. *Wah wah!*

Okay, this probably isn't it, but this is a crude way to run. Press "O" and "W" at the same time, wait for the foot to touch the ground completely, and press "Q" and "P". It takes skill just to do that, and it usually doesn't even work. We interrupt this message for a random broadcast, from Annie: I am wearing a fez right now, teehee. Now keep reading! Okaay... well! Try it out, and if you find a better way, please, please, please comment!

Yes, I know, this is random. But this is for, as you can see on top of the trophy, Elizabeth Says Relax.'s The Polyvore Award Show! *cue cheesy game show music* Like it?

Very Randomly,


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Total Randomness

Don't you totally love this photo? When I first saw it, I thought they were both actually towels!

Earlier today I went to look at dresses for my Bat Mitzvah. It was pretty funny because we kept getting lost. I was all over my mom's iPhone, finding directions, reading them wrong... we were cracking up.

So I looked at all these dresses. I cannot wear strapless, but that's fine by me. I found all these nice dresses that were pretty inexpensive, but my favorite dress-- a poofy blue plaid number-- was over $1000 dollars! Can you believe that? My mom's like, "You're not getting that." Actually, she wasn't. I'm like, "I'm not getting that," because I really don't want to force my mom into buying something really expensive. And I think that was fine by her.

Right now, I'm reading The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, not to be confused with The Lighting Thief, by Rick Riordan (Ryer-dan). It's really, really good. Instead of telling you what it's about, I'll quote from Death, who narrates the book:

"It's just a small story really, about, among other things: a girl, some words, an accordianist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery...."

It's such a good book! You really should read it. It is kind of mature, though. More for 5th grade and up.



Monday, November 10, 2008

The iPod Human (And Other Awesome Videos)

Just back from Bat Mitzvah lessons, and here to show you, like, the awesomest video(s) ever (except for maybe SNL, but that's a different post).

One day, I was innocently surfing the net, when my random-fact-obsessed best friend called me and told me about this really funny video, by these college and high school aged kids named Ryan and Sean.. I watched it and was like cracking up. Let's see if you have the same reaction:

Yeah. You love it, I know. It's, like, impossible not to. "The iPod Human is light and portable and you can never lose it because it has a built-in alarm that goes off every three seconds!"

So, I began to look at their other videos. My favorites were his whole line of "How-To" videos. I'll post them. Here's How To Be Gangster:

Don't you love the part where Ryan's "singing" romantic songs and Sean's "rapping?" And how to be ninja:

"Finish him!" *fart*
And How to be Nerd:

"Stop that! Why do you always throw those-- aaah!"
And how to be Emo:

I think that's about it. But they have lots more funny videos! Check out their Youtube profile. Also, they are in a movie. The site has a synopsis, so don't ask me to explain it. Visit their site here.



Another Optical Illusion (Makes you really ¡¡¡ʎzzıp)

I just found another optical illusion on Polyvore. Believe me, it makes you really dizzy! Here it is:Just stare hard at the pixels outside of the blurry circle, and it'll shake. Cool, huh?

Well, that was all I really had to say...

Randomly (And Even More Dizzily),


Sunday, November 9, 2008

...pɐǝɥ ʎɯ oʇ buıɥsnɹ sı poo1q ǝɥʇ 11V

I couldn't resist that! That's from, which is just a really cool site where you can... well, flip text around! ¿ǝǝs

Okay, here's a joke. It was originally very inna-pro-pro, but I modified it so my blog doesn't get in trouble. Here it is:

Okay, so there was this apartment building, with four floors.

On the 1st floor, a man was selling pickles from a bucket.

On the 2nd floor, a man was painting green out the window.

On the 3rd floor, a man was sticking his finger out the window.

On the 4th floor, a man was throwing knives out the window.

The man on the 4th floor cut of the 3rd floor man's finger. The finger fell and was painted green by the 2nd floor man. It landed in the 1st floor man's pickle bucket. An old lady bought it, took a big bite, and said, "Mmmm, crunchy!"

Like it? Post in the comments!




Yes, I am, gosh-darnit!

Sorry, just wanted to flaunt my graffiti style. This particular font sample comes from, and although occasionally it's very useful, I'm not sure what uses it can be put to other than Polyvore and this.

Speaking of Polyvore, it's, like, the most amazing site ever. You can use different items off the web to create collages of artwork, interior design, fashion or whatever you like. It's mostly for those female viewers out there, but male ones can try their hand. Scroll down the page, and you'll see a sorta montage of some of my more recent sets.

OH, and I've just received word that my best friend, Bri, has joined as an author. Y'all should give a great big hand to her!



Saturday, November 8, 2008

I am REALLY bored

So, you may have noticed that I changed my name to Annie N. Muus, because I'm cool. Like it? Know what word it sounds like? =)

Anyway, I am really bored so I was looking at my cousin's VERY old blog, SBlogtheSuperBlog. It's actually pretty funny, but she doesn't post on it anymore. Oh well, maybe I'll remind her. Anyway, I was reading it, and she gives funny advice. Here's a direct quote:

"If you really want to annoy someone, say in a really small and annoying voice, "world domination" say it over and over again. Eventually, people will get so angry you could lose your shoe. (make sure you don't like your shoes that day)"

Take it to heart. It could be useful sometime.

world domination world domination world domination world domination world domination

Did it work? Did i-- AAAH! *ducks to avoid flying shoe*

I'm pretty sure that it was based on a true experience...

Randomly (And Annoyingly),


Snakes Optical Illusion

Wow, this really boggles my mind. I saw a painting of this first at a small science museum in Florida. Now I found it on the web. It makes you really dizzy. Well, here it is:Notice how if you stare at the screen just away from it, the snakes seem to move? Freaky, isn't it? (If you're having trouble getting the snakes to move, click on it for a bigger picture.)

Randomly (And Dizzily),


Friday, November 7, 2008

A Load o' Randomness (The First "Wrandom Word of Whenever" and A Random Site and A Bunch Of Other Random Stuff)

Phew, that was a loooong title. Okay, for our first random word:

xanthic: yellow; yellowish

Related Words: xanthochroid, xanthochroism, xanthoma, xanthopsia, xanthous

And our first random site, The Phobia List. I found it while I was writing my profile. To start, here are some odd phobias:

Phobophobia- fear of phobias
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- fear of long words

Well, if you were hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, you would be afraid of what you're afraid of! Same goes with phobophobia.



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