Friday, 26 February 2016

Go Ask Alice (Book Review Time!)

So I finally decided to read this famous I-screwed-up-my-life book. I was very excited getting my hands on it. After all it has millions of fans worldwide so it must be something! But after reading the first page I knew I was in for a surprise. This was not at all what I expected. It was very snippy, vague and left me yawning A LOT. I ended up just smoking a lot of weed (as you can see by the picture) trying to get through the snoozefest. Alice is ridiculous. How do you go from getting a slip of acid into a full blown junkie just in the blink of an eye? And what's with the annoying repeated words that SO does not read like a teen girl's thoughts by the way. I gave it a two on Goodreads because much like the ending, the whole thing can be summed up by two words: abrupt and disappointing. 2 outta 5 stars.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

"You are not that pretty"

If you are anywhere near Twitter you would have probably realized by now that one of the most popular hashtags currently running is #FreeKesha. Even celebrities like Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, and Demi Lovato are all offering their support for the damsel in distress. So what exactly is going on? Who is telling the truth? Kesha or this Dr. Luke character? There is so much to this puzzling, scandalous story. There is the fact that Kesha swore under oath that Dr. Luke did not rape or "roofied" her. This came after the shocking allegations that he had. But why the change in her story?

"He threatened her and she equivocated because she was under threat. This is a desperate attempt on their part to blame the victim," Kesha's lawyer Mark Geragos told The News.

The sadness resurfaced on Friday when the court denied Kesha release from her contract under the Sony umbrella, whom her alleged abuser produces for. Dr. Luke claims that Kesha's statements against him was all part of a smear compaign aimed at extortion and to control matters concerning her music contract. People are shouting "victim blaming."

Well its fair to say, that no matter the outcome of their ongoing legal battle, Dr. Luke really does not look good from any angle. Just take into consideration all the nasty things that he allegedly told the young singer under his guidance: "You are not that pretty. You are not that talented. You are just lucky to have me." Oh and wait for it:  he also reportedly called the singer "a fat fucking refrigerator." Ugh. What a yucky dude.  

Will we ever know the truth to the story? Who do you believe?

I am definitely #TeamKesha


Sunday, 21 February 2016

Little Fingers

There once was a girl. She had no friends. So she sat in her room all sat and told the cat she would create them. Well days went by and no one heard from her. No one checked what she was doing in that room until long after when a foul smell started to come from it. They went inside and observed each of her little fingers wound with a knot of hair. "Well who did the right hand?" asked the detective.


Saturday, 20 February 2016

Fantastic Creepy Art

I love looking at creepy illustrations whenever I write. Today I am going to talk about one artist that really influence my work as an author.

Danish artist John Kenn Mortensen is absolutely one of my favourite artists, who serves me endless inspiration. He draws these spooky, super creative and intricate pieces that will leave you covered in goose pimples and gaping in awe, and all on yellow sticky notes. Isn't that so crafty? Check these babies out. If you want to see more of his work just go to his blog. 




Friday, 19 February 2016

Today's Bible Verse

Know in your heart that the Lord your God corrects you as a parent corrects a child. Obey the commands of the Lord your God, living as he has commanded you and respecting him. Be careful not to forget the Lord your God so that you fail to obey his commands, laws, and rules that I am giving to you today. If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship them and bow down to them, I warn you today that you will be destroyed.

Deuteronomy 8:5-6, 11, 19

What To Do When You Have The Munchies!

So you know that feeling. You just smoked up, just got baked in the most lovely way... You are drifting off on a cloud and feeling so chill the bills and irritating co-workers just don't concern you any more. But suddenly there is a loud growl and it's not coming from a bear outside, but from YOUR STOMACH!!! And then a feeling hits you, you wanna run to McDonald's, you wanna grab the cell phone and order that large hot box of pizza to wolf down by yourself. You've got "The Munchies." Food never tasted so good. While it could be fun to pig out sometimes, you don't want to make this a habit, or pig out on the wrong foods. Hello unhealthy! And if you're like me you will be just piling on unwanted pounds. And if you are even more like me (who is broke broke broke) you would rather not pig out at all because food can be, well, EXPENSIVE. $$$ With that in mine, here are some tips and tricks, I stick to, and you can use for kicking those munchies to the curb. Hugs and kisses muah xox


  • If you are a wake and baker, go ahead and get that black coffee started and sip sip sip! Coffee is a good appetite suppressant.
  • The brushing your teeth trick--this one can be done any time of day and who doesn't want the bonus of whiter teeth? I usually brush my teeth as soon as I smoke.
  • Have a large supply of fruits and veggies that are washed, chopped and ready to eat! With this tip you can turn your munchies into a really good thing. Here you will be filling yourself up on healthy stuff. And most likely they will be tasting extra yummy to you!
  • Get a large glass of water and take huge gulps
  • Get busy; do things that will keep you occupied. I like to read, check social media, write, and paint my nails, and even clean when I get the urge to pig out. I will still feel chill and relaxed from my herb and focusing on these things takes my attention away from feeling hungry.
  • Nibble on a really large fruit or veggie. A banana, a large apple or pear, or a whole carrot usually does the trick for me.
  • Suck on ice. But remember not to choke on them like I do.
  • Meditate. This one is really fun. While finding your center and just breathing and keeping still, I find that you can almost hypnotise yourself to feel completely full and well and ward off those cravings.     

Thursday, 18 February 2016

"OH MY GOD I HAVE NO FRIENDS!!!"

"Oh my God, I have no friends." Is that you? Well no worries my friend. You're in good company. A lot of successful people were loners. Michael Jackson, Beatrix Potter,  J.D Salinger, Issaac Newton, Joe DiMaggio, Emily Dickinson, and even Marilyn Monroe, were all loners and social outcasts in one way or the other. But it sucks doesn't it? Yeah yeah. It get's... well... lonely. But have no fear my friend. You can be your own best friend! And there are a lots of things you can do when you have no friends.

Focus more on you're passions and goals
Have more me time
Save more money!
Read
Relax on the couch and sip tea in peace
Choose what move YOU wanna watch
write a masterpiece
Read, did I say read?
Smoke some weed without sharing your stash
pick your nose in liberation
fart without blushing
Make cool online friends
Find a really quirky, unique craft
Enjoy Nature
Cuddle stuff animals
Read the bible
Pray
Draw and colour
Talk to your mama or your papa or your grandma or your grandpa
Learn to love yourself

REALLY BAD Trip And... Good Trip? All In One?

You can def have a bad trip smoking weed. Even a little bit of weed. I swear by kush but smoking too much marijuana or the strain that is not right for you can have its negative side effects. And they can be DRAMATIC. So I wanted to tell you about my bad trip. Well I ordered some chocolate kush from an online medical marijuana provider (got my green card and everything) and was really excited to try it out; so excited I decided to get my entire family involved (not knowing the worst day dream/nightmare will soon come knocking). I was laughing and force-feeding the marijuana-laced chocolate to my mom and dad.

It seemed super exciting at first: me, I was gonna get friggin high with my parents yo how dope is that? But then in attempt to persuade them to take more, I just kept eating and eating the chocolate not realizing that I was on the verge on FREAKING OUT in trippy dippy psychedelic land. And ohhhhh it was not good. Ever heard of the saying: "It is like hell on earth." Yeah that's exactly how it was. Well let me tell you how it all began. So I was still laughing, feeling the rush, high, excitable side of the weed and telling my parents to have more cause I wanted to see how they would look high. Around that time I started noticing bits and pieces - strips to be exact - of my vision peeling away. I was like WTF o.O this is when I stopped laughing and I was like "Dad... Dad.. I think something is happening or about to happen..." And I held on to the counter. Knowing what I know now about how CRUCIAL it is NOT to freak the freak out I would have done it differently but since I was a newbie to weed I was just like soooo paranoid I thought that I was gonna go crazy so I started... well... I made matters worse..

So my parents seeing me freak out started freaking out. My dad went to call the ambulance because all of a sudden I couldn't speak properly and I couldn't see them. I LEGIT. Could. Not. See. My parents who were like two inches away from me. My mom walked me over to the couch and had me lie down. At this point I could not even feel her hand touching me.

And here is where it gets scary!

Darkness. Imagine seeing just complete darkness. Imagine not being able to hear your parents clearly or feel them, and they are right beside you. Imagine only being able to see a purple cross in the form of a dim light far out in the distance in the dark void before you. Naturally... I thought I was dying. I voiced my concern to my parents and they were like Shelby no you are not dying and then I started getting really angry and saying BUT I AM I AM DYING FK FK F$%%! Then the next thing that came to my mind was going to hell. Now I started to really panic. Not only was I dying like this over some simple weed but I was going to be burning in flames for all eternity. I started to feel the heat and like almost the flames, the fire behind me. I started to feel like I was burning. Then I started seeing all these beams of lights flashing throughout the dark void that was my existence (all the while hearing the frantic shrill voice of my mother who was cradling me like a baby at this point). I prayed to God. I couldn't stop crying, praying to God, begging for forgiveness, pleading with him not to throw me to the flames, begging my parents to forgive me too, for all the naughty things I have done on this earth not listening to them etc.

It was like torture.... I felt like whatever I thought, no matter how small, God would be judging me, and that I was at risk of going to hell at any moment. It was like judgement day for me. Then I had this feeling, this sense, like God was telling me to just let go. To relax. Just go with whatever is happening to me. That he has forgiven me, that I have another chance or whatever and I could just breathe. And I started to breathe deeply and let go. I started to calm down. And as soon as that happened my vision started to come back like fitting puzzle pieces together. I saw the archway leading into the lobby. I saw the paramedics. Finally I felt safe... And now.... the good stuff started to begin. HAHA it was so friggin awesome. Anyway I got the impression that I was a child of God and that NO I was not going to hell that I was going to HEAVEN! And I started seeing this bright white light now (again I reverted back into the trip, only this time it was blissful because I was calm). I was hearing angel voices and it was like they were calling me, cheering me on, telling me that I had a place with them one day. I saw myself glowing. I saw a more beautiful version of myself with wings and bright floral tattoos....

I was bald for some reason LOL. I was naked and yes I was in heaven and I was just a giggly child again and God and his angels accepted me for me. It was so beautiful. My dad said at this point I was giggling wildly and flapping my palms like I was doggy paddling. No one knew what was going on in my head. My eyes were open. But I remember they felt shut. But I did have glimpses of the paramedics and I thought they were angels and I though wow the world is beautiful. It was definitely life changing. But yeah be careful with that sht. Haha lol.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Aspiring Author

The quote of today: "Do everything with patience and care" by Shelby Lamb --me! Haha. Anyway writing is my passion and I don't care if I never do anything else in life because I've been too busy writing. I hardly fit in socially ANYWHERE. I've never had a serious relationship. I am just an outcast BUT... I don't care writing/my books are the loves of my life. Writing.. It is just that important to me. Being the loner that I am I just find it so relaxing and healing to vent my deepest, darkest emotions through stories. Now here is the thing. I have a book that I have been working on for over five years. Blood sweat and tears. I am finished with it now. And am going through the process of finding agents to publish the traditional way. My eyes are currently BURNING from going through all their submission guidelines and blah blah blah/ sending out stuff. *Sighs and sips bedtime tea* Well I have some hope if this route does not work out. I have been talking to another author who is very successful and she is telling me I can self publish it. She believes in my work and that is so encouraging to me. Getting sleepy.... Anybody out there that is a struggling author too?

Within the Darkness (Wisteria 2) will be available soon!

Before the end of the year, you all will be allowed to sink your teeth into Wisteria 2. I am so excited to release this book, in fact, I ha...