A New Year.

Well, it’s been awhile, hasn’t it. I haven’t really known what to write, to be honest, yet so much has happened since August. So, now I’m now getting to update. Yay!

Things to Update –

  • Made it to One-Year Anniversary with my amazing boyfriend ❤
  • Went to Niagara Falls, Canada.
  • Watched all of the Avengers cartoons on Netflix.
  • Looked at a house with my amazing boyfriend
  • Graduated with my Associates degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Got a new job!
  • Got my first credit card
  • Got a Beautiful promise ring from said amazing boyfriend

 

Should I necessarily go in order? Eh. Let’s not and say I did. 🙂

So, you might have read in a previous blog post where my boyfriend and I had made it “official” on April 26th. Our actual official anniversary is December 18th. Our Facebook official is April 26th. To clear that up. Anyways, on 12-18-14, we made it to our One-Year. I love this man to death and wouldn’t, couldn’t trade him for anything.

strip relationship

 

During the first week of June 4th, 5th and 6th, my mother and I went on a bus trip to Niagara Falls, Canada. Amazing place. So beautiful. I recommend going.

greetings canada card

 

I watched all of the “Avengers” cartoons from start to finish on Netflix. My favorite is Iron Man and Captain America. Robert Downey Jr. is a stud. ;P (Don’t Tell my Boyfriend that….although I think he already knows…)

 

Looked at a nice house with said amazing boyfriend. Pretty house, too big for us though 😦

 

Graduated with my Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. 🙂
I’ll be going to Ohio University for my Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree in Fall 2015 with a minor in Forensics and Theatre.

graduation gibson graduation

 

Left my waitress job behind and got a Security Officer job. Woo!

work glasses

 

Applied and was granted a Discover Student Credit Card. Nice backup. I highly recommended Discover.

Got a Beautiful infinity promise ring from my amazing boyfriend. I’m in love with this ring, and I’m in Love with him. ❤

ring

Anywho. I’ll have more later!

XO,

E

 

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Daily Prompt: Singular Sensation

If you could have a guarantee that one, specific person was reading your blog, who would you want that person to be? Why? What do you want to say to them?

Via: michelle w. & ‘The Daily Post of WordPress.com’ 1/14/14
(http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/daily-prompt-one/)

 

If I could guarantee that one, specific person, was reading my blog, who would I want that person to be? Why, and what do I want to say to them?

Oh GOSH. I’m absolutely fan-girling in my head. In the middle, or well, a corner of Starbucks a few miles away from my college. I come for the company of others (though nobody talks to me), everybody is so lovely here, the smells are amazing, and the warmth is a-glow. 
Anyways, yeah, I’m fan-girling about this particular post, and I’m fan-girling over Starbucks. Sorry. Anyways. 

 

My specific person would either be Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine), Jensen Ackles, or Felicia Day. 

For Today – We’ll go with Felicia Day. 

Do any of you even know her? Felicia freakin’ Day. You may know her of the CO-OPTITUDES she does with her brother, or you may know her from her series ‘The Guild’. You may even know her from ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog’. As the owner of Geek and Sundry in Los Angeles. Or alas, as Charlie Bradbury from the CW’s “Supernatural” series. I know her from all. 🙂

Felicia Day. Ginger/Redhead Extraordinaire. Geek. Nerd. Inspirational to me and somebody who I look up to. She has such an adventurous side. 

These should all be good enough reasons that I would like her to read my blog, but I’m not simply going for “good enough”. 

I would really like Felicia Day to read my blog, so I can tell her that she really does inspire me. Because of her, I’m outspoken, I’ve re-founded my passion for my gaming, I’ve allowed my inner-geek to come out when before I was too scared to, in fear of others’ judgement. Felicia can act however wacky she wants, as free as she wants, as wild as she wants, and she doesn’t care about what others say, and she’s helped inspire that in me, and I hope to pass that on to everybody else. 

To her, I may end up just being another fan-girl of the bunch, I mean, she acknowledges people, but I’m just a 21-year old girl from a small town that probably shouldn’t even exist on a map, and I don’t really know if it even does. 

But if Felicia Day reads this…. I hope one day, we can meet. Maybe even become friends. Best Friends. You’ve inspired me to follow so many dreams of mine, and acting is one of them. So, Thank You, Felicia. I have so much gratitude for you, and yet, I have never even met you. Maybe one day.

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You can find Felicia at: 
www.twitter.com/FeliciaDay
www.facebook.com/FeliciaDay
and many other sites!

Always, 
XO
Ellie
(www.twitter.com/RandomActs_Kind)

The Art of Friendship (Guest Post by Rynne Harrison)

Hello all! It’s Rynne again. Before I had written my first guest post, I had been asked by Ellie to write a post about our Friendship. With the little amount of time we have known each other, this is what I had to say.

Always,

Rynne Harrison
(http://rynneharrisonfiction.wordpress.com/)
First Guest Post: https://elliemae21.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/guest-blog-1-rynne-harrison/
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I was asked by Ellie to write another guest post, and talk about how we met and our friendship. Well, I’ll try my best. She has no idea what I’m going to put down. So, Ellie, I hope I do you proud with this, my friend. I love you.

 

At holiday time, you’re supposed to become more introspective, and I’m no different. I’m taking the time to reflect on what’s happened this year, and one of the brightest spots was meeting a young woman who is so inspiring, so kind, and so courageous.  To me, she is the Bones to my Kirk, my friend, my sister, my soulmate (Friend and Sister-wise).

 

I first met Ellie when I reviewed a story on the Star Trek: 2009 thread of FanFiction.net. I thought she had such afinity for the characters that I wanted to read more. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, Ellie and I met because of Star Trek. I had also written a story on the thread and posted a note on my profile that I was looking for an editor or a beta for my story. She messaged me saying that she would like to take a project on. We started messaging back and forth. Then, I think we both got tired of waiting for the message to go through. She asked me if I would web-cam with her, and reluctantly I said yes. Ever since that night, six months ago, we’ve been fast friends. We finally met back in September. It was like meeting a sister that I never knew I had.

 

I don’t make friends easily, but Ellie has been there for me through thick and thin. She has patched me up so many times in the months that I’ve known her, that I don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for her. She has seen me throw things across the room, heard me say the most infantile things, helped me deal with my mother’s illness and my father’s inability to deal with life. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve told each other secrets that we wouldn’t tell anyone else. For once, someone knows me, the real me, and I wouldn’t change it in the least.

 

She has given me the courage to follow my dreams, go back to college, and pursue my passion for writing and acting. She has made me want to experience my life and be a better person, and for that I am honored to call her my friend, my sister, my Bones.

A Lot on my Mind.

Well Hello there, world. 

Sorry I’m not sounding as if I’m bouncing off any walls or anything, although, I’m quite happy. 🙂 

Anyways. I’ve got a lot on my mind, and quite the updates. So, here they go!

  • Back in October, I attended an open casting call with a talent scout. Made the first rounds, got my photoshoot done, and had a talent picked out for the talent showcase show. What an opportunity! Anyways, at the end, for each age group, the top 25 got contracts from agencies. Course, being 21 in the 18-24 age group, I didn’t think I had so much of a big chance, but I gave it all I had. Needless to say? The end result, was a… CONTRACT! Starting January 7th, 2014, I will be signed with The Model Shop agency. ❤

 

  • In the meantime, I’ve been working on my weight loss still. From August 17th 2013 until November 17th, 2013, I had lost 30 pounds, and I continue to keep losing. I went from a size 18/20 in pants to a size 14/16. In dress, I went from 18/20 to a 12-16. Shirts from XL to a L and M. And like 3 underwear sizes? LOL. 

 

  • I have filled out a couple applications for for a video store, considering there are two locations near my college. I had an interview with one, took the test. Score right below a percentage that I needed, but ended up getting another interview at the other location. I freaking’ wowed the woman from Connecticut and then gained a second interview for next week. I need a place that will work with my college schedule and at least allow me to take part in the movie/modeling career too.

 

  • So, I end up suffering from chronic nightmares/night terrors. I’m a Christian, through-and-through, so I think it’s some sort of test, or some kind of thing Satan is screwing with my brain. They started last October, and ended up getting worse close to Christmastime, like it is now. I’ve seen dead chicks, hellfire, anything you can imagine, I’ve seen. Call me crazy, call me whatever you damn well please, I don’t care. But I’ve seen things I wish I could unsee. But, ya know, it’s whatever. 

 

I have quite a bit more on my mind, but I’ve let what I need to, go. So yeah. 

Okay, I have like, 2 hours before I have to leave for Night church. OMG. What will I ever do? Maybe play Sims 3……..? Hmmmmm.

 

XO.

Ellie

Guest Blog #1 – Rynne Harrison

Rynne’s Random Blog #1

I’ve been asked by Ellie to be a guest blogger, so here I am. Hope this is random enough for ya.

When I first started my own blog, and told some people about it, the first thing that was said was, “Is your life really that interesting?” To that, I replied, “No, it isn’t. It’s for my writing.” Which is true. It is for my writing. Yes, I’m one of those. I write fanfiction. No, I don’t write Twilight Fanfiction, or Dr. Who, or even Supernatural. I write Star Trek fanfiction. Yes, you heard me right. I am a Trekker. But not only that, I’m a child of the science-fiction genre.

It’s taken me over twenty years to admit it, but it’s true. My first experience that I remember was sitting in a dark movie theatre and watching the first scene of Star Wars, the classic trilogy. My three-year-old eyes taking in the blockade runner racing across the screen with the massive Star Destroyer lumbering after it, laser blasts hitting the hull of the small ship. Seeing the characters in life and death situations, and finally beholding the terrifying vision of Darth Vader, probably one of the best movie villains of all time was a life-changing experience. When I saw all of it, was when I fell in love with the movies. Not only did I fall in love with the movie itself, but I fell in love with the craft of making movies, especially science-fiction. Let me explain.

Making movies is not only a job, but it’s an art form. It’s not just a process, but it’s a journey. Crafting a character takes time, skill, patience, and a little bit of luck. The only reason why I know this, is that I did some classes in college and a play, so I am, by no means, a professional. To see what goes on behind the scenes is magic to me.

To me, life is like the movies. I know…I know. You’re probably thinking what does this person know. She’s not even a professional. Well, before ya’ll go off on me, let me defend myself.

Life is a journey, a process, if you will. No, it’s not scripted, but if you figure things out just enough, you can make that journey worthwhile. Yes, there may be bumps in the road, and situations that you don’t know how to handle, but if you think of yourself as a character, it helps you thing of ways to cope through some of the hardest things that you have to face.

My happiest place on earth, growing up or even now, is sitting in a darkened movie theater or my darkened living room, and watching the heroics of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, or Han Solo, or the rebellious antics of my favorite captain of the Starship Enterprise, James T. Kirk, (personally I like Chris Pine’s version, but then again, I just like to look at Mr. Pine, but the acting ability that he has is definitely a plus), and the rest of the crew, or the seductive nature of Gary Oldman’s Dracula.

Life is one giant action sequence. You have to grab hold and ride it for all it’s worth. Don’t be afraid, because unlike the movies, you don’t get a second take.

 

To Read more of Rynne Harrison’s work, go to: http://rynneharrisonfiction.wordpress.com/

Psychiatric Help: 25cents

Hello, all. =]

I promise, I’m not dry. I’m more of the OmgI’mGoingToSpontaneouslyCombustofRandomExcitement. Or just in laymens terms, I’m a really happy person. Or rather, excited. 

I turned 21 this past March (2013), and for the first time in my entire life, I feel alive. Well, as alive as I can feel, considering that the government considers me to still be “dependent” in my financial status. At least until I’m 24. Okay – so, what do I do, with an Associates degree, for three years, until I can go back to college and be able to afford it?

At this point, I will owe like $13,000 in loan. For a simple, 2-year (that’s taken me 3.5 years) Associates degree in Police Science. From what I suppose they now call a “community college”, even though supposedly they have named our college the 9th top college in the nation. Oh wow….

Enough about that, I suppose.

During my recent trip to Columbus, Ohio (I live like 2 hours away), I met one of my new Best Friends, Rynne. The girl is amazing. We’re both writers, and have been through so much in our lives, and we can relate to each other a ton. We had been talking for a few months now, chatting, and obsessing over Star Trek. Yes, I am a ‘Trekkie’. Go me. 

I have never been to the Easton mall in Columbus, at all. So, at like, 10:30am on Saturday, Rynne took us over to the mall so she could pick her Mac up from the Apple Store. Holy. Poo. I have NEVER been in an Apple Store. Never. And I loved it. I have never been in half of the stores that are at Easton. 

I mean – you’ve got NY&Co, Tiffany’s, Macy’s, (I mean, freakin’ Macy’s!), AMC Theatre, our old Hot Topic that relocated, and they even had PAYPHONES. Yes. Payphones. Not only. But they have the RedTelephoneBoxesfromLONDON. Or well, the plastic replica’s at least. Still. OMG. :3

So, plenty of pics, the best PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) I have ever tasted from Starbucks (<3), walking, and just looking. Okay – I might have tried on some amazing dresses too. 

Which – is an exciting story in itself. Since August 2013, I have lost 20 pounds, 3-4 sizes. I went from an 18-20, to a 15-16, 12-14. From an XL to a M-L. To be able to try on a TON of new things waaaay smaller than I’ve wore for YEARS, well, it’s enough to make you cry, considering your clothes come from Goodwill, because you can afford Goodwill, and you don’t mind, though you crave to buy new and amazing. 

So, I entered a Talent search agency the other day. Hoping for the Absolute best. Seriously. All I’ve ever really wanted in life, is to do the impossible. I’ve spent 18 years, putting myself down. (OK – maybe not eighteen…more like fifteen…) And now, I just want my chance to feel as amazing as I should. I look great, I’m a work in progress. I’m finding out who I really am supposed to be in life. I’m a Lover of the Philosophical. Fearless. Happy. 

I suppose until my plans are concrete, I’m going with; Moving to Columbus after May, Try to build up experience with the Arts, become a flight attendant, work hard, Dream big. Continue being Fearless. Worthy. Happy. 

Until next time,

Ellie Mae. 

PS: I would Love to hear from anybody who reads this. Maybe tomorrow I’ll bless you with a Philosophy lesson or something from my wise brain. ;P