Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Moon


I saw 'New Moon', the sequel to 'Twilight' today and it rocked! They stuck to the book for the most part. Like the book, it had a darker feel than the first book. I loved it so much. I can't wait for the third movie! Go see it if you're a fan of the books and movies.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

They Corrupted Disney!!!


    Okay, I'm all for dark and sinister things, but this is just plain out disturbing. I won't lie, I screamed in complete terror when I saw this. They corrupted Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters into creepy things and they're making it into a game for Wii called "Epic Mickey". I don't know if the story in this video about Walt Disney envisioning this 50 years ago is true (I doubt it, at lease I hope not), but this is beyond wrong. If the Disney company wants to do a makeover, that's fine and dandy, but I think that they shouldn't go for the dark angle and traumatize children. Some things aren't meant to be scary and Disney is one of them.  Prepare yourselves! Click on the image of the castle below of this entry to see this video.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wonderland Camp, Halloween 2009


 












I went to Wonderland Camp for a Halloween weekend on the 23rd and had a blast! A lot of my friends were there like Polly, Kortney, Lynn, Jacob, Caitlin, Chelsea, Toby, Christina, Amy, Ashley, and Sam. It was nice to see them again. On Friday, because it was so cold outside, we had a movie night in the dinning hall. We watched “Monsters Vs. Aliens” and ate popcorn. It was a cute and funny movie. I liked it.

On Saturday, we did Art and Crafts for the most morning, coloring and making paper ghosts. It was hilarious to see Lynn cut out the ghosts for us. He isn’t the counselor who helps Polly with Crafts, but he was trying. Then, we made “dirt cups”, which had chocolate cookies, chocolate pudding, and yummy worms in it. We smashed the cookies in a plastic bag (it was fun smashing them up) and we dumped the crushed cookies in the cup. The counselors then added the pudding and the worms.

That afternoon, we had rest time. While the rest of our cabin took a nap, Kortney and I stayed up and talked. I missed Kortney and it was awesome to spend time with her. After rest time, we had the bonfire and the hay ride. The fire smelt and felt good to me for once and I actually sat by the fire. While we waited our turn for the hay ride, we hung out around the fire, ate our “dirty cups”, and sang songs. Of course, Toby was leading us in the songs. It was great. Finally, it was our cabin’s turn for the hay ride. Everyone was making spooky noises and trying to scare each other during the ride, but it didn’t work. We just made each other laugh.  

Later that evening, we got ready to trick-or-treat around camp and for the dance. I was zombie with a white face and blood coming out of my mouth. I also wore some old and baggy clothes. After everyone was done trick-or-treating, the dance began. The dinning hall was decorated with jack-o’-lanterns, orange lights, fake bats, and of course, the disco ball and the spinning lights. I danced with all of my friends and took pictures. They played a lot of my favorite songs. Everyone had a good time.

On Sunday, we got to sleep in and had a late breakfast. We took some more pictures and got each other’s addresses. Then, by 10:30, everyone began to pack and go home. I had so much fun. I love Wonderland Camp!! I can’t wait until summertime!




Monday, October 19, 2009

The Phantom of the Opera


I saw "the Phantom of the Opera" musical at the Fox Theater and it was so cool! I loved the special effects, the costumes, and the backgrounds. The singers were also awesome. They had such amazing voices. It was very entertaining, almost better than the movie. As always, the Fox Theater looked incredible. I've been there 3 times and it still takes my breath away. The decorations and the designs on the walls fascinate me. The theater reminds me of a palace some kind. I had fun!

The Nightmare Rhyme

This poem/rhyme that I wrote back in '07 inspired ideas for my book. I wanted to post it today just for fun. Let's keep the nightmares away. :)

Brave warrior of dreams,
dark protector of night,
Please watch over me til’ morning light.
Make my ghoulish nightmares vanish into thin air;
turn my foolish fears into pure laughter,
and let me sleep happily ever after.



 © Lena Holdman 2007, all rights reserved

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Paranormal Activity


I saw "Paranormal Activity" today and I thought that it was awesome. It was a 'B' movie (my favorite), but it looked so realistic. They made it look like actual footage. The whole movie was spooky, but some parts were extremely creepy. It messes with your mind. Yes, I admit that I screamed twice and it freaked me out a bit. I think that the movie is a perfect thing to watch for Halloween.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bedtime Lullaby For Grace Ann

This bedtime lullaby is for my baby niece Grace. :) 

Oh Gracie Ann, 
our little angel from Heaven,
you're so sweet, so innocent
that you make all of our hearts melt. 

Oh Gracie Ann,
our little princess,
you're such a joy in our lives.
Shut those beautiful blue eyes, 
have those wonderful dreams
and always know...
that we all love you so.  

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Wrong Guy Crowned!!





Kris Allen was crowned as the 2009's American Idol and I was not happy. Kris is a good singer, but Adam Lambert is more talented. Adam is also more unique. It's not fair! Adam deserved it. This year's finale's ending was a disappointment.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Writer's Toolkit On StoryWrite

I graduated from the Writer's Toolkit class on StoryWrite.com. I got an A, a 9 out out 10 and the class really helped. I'm so happy. I'm taking a break from the StoryWrite classes for the summer. I want more time for camp, to write or edit more some short stories, and write more of my book. I'll still post my work on StoryWrite though. I love that web site!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Story Publishings/Postings

Two of my stories called "The Disturbed Mother" and "A Vampire Masquerade" might be published into a StoryWrite anthology that my friends and I put together, but it's still being edited on StoryWrite.com and LuLu.com right now. But "The Disturbed Mother" is also posted on an online magaziine called Micro-Horror.

Click here to check it out: http://www.microhorror.com/microhorror/author/lena-holdman/the-disturbed-mother/ .

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Twilight


On Valentine's Day, I saw the Twilight movie. Even though the book is WAY better, I loved the movie. It was awesome!!! My eyes were glued to the screen. The acting was very good. I also felt that the screenwriters did a great job of sticking to most of book. Not too many things were changed for the movie. I can't wait for the sequel.

Friday, February 6, 2009

3rd StoryWrite Class!

On Thursday, I began another online class. It's called The Writer's Toolkit. It focuses on parts of speech and sentence structure. The first assignment was difficult, but I did it. I used "A Writer's Reference" that I got on my birthday (thanks Uncle Larry & Aunt Kathy), as a guide to help me. This class is going to be tough, but I can't wait to learn more.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Night of Soothing Music


I'm very relaxed tonight and I have nothing else better to do, so I'll just write what's on my mind at the moment. I'm listening to Deliah right now. She's my favorite radio DJ. She plays love songs for 5 hours straight. I love it. It puts me in such a calm state of mind. I get my muse for my poetry and stories from listening to her show sometimes too. I had been listening to her since I was a teenager and I feel like I grew up with the show.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I graduated!!!

Last week, I 'graduated' from my Poetic Prose (How to Make Your Narratives Sing) class. My grade was an A+, a 10 out of 10 and I was very, very, very EXCITED!!!! This is the second class that I finished on StoryWrite and I’m planning on taking another one soon. I have to pick what I want to do next. I love these classes!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

As My Mind Wanders...



This weekend, I had time to lay around and daydream. I had a lot of random thoughts come to mind. I got ideas for my book and ideas for some short stories. Then, I thought what it would be like meeting the Queen of England (don't ask me why) and what it would like going inside the royal palace. After that, I thought of names for my alter ego if I had one. I came up with Shadow, Leanna, Nina, or Angel Somora. After my alter ego names, I thought of names for a black cat if I had one. I came up with Moonlight, Midnight, Magic, and Creeper. I think about weird things sometimes, I know.

Book Update

As most of you know, I've been working on an young adult novel for 5 years now. You might be wondering, when am I going to be finish with it? Well, I'm planning on finishing it at the end of 2011. I made it one of my New Year's resolutions to finish. At the moment, I'm working on chapter 6 (I'm not going in order) and I've been stuck on this chapter for four months, but ideas are coming now. I have so much fun writing this! It's like entering into my own little magical world.