Tuesday, 31 July 2007

So much to do, and so little time to do it.

Current mood:  excited

Pony Bank: 1.00gbp

This is only a short blog, because I need to get up at 5.30 tomorrow morning in order to get to Great Yarmouth, and I still have other stuff to do before I go to bed.
I really just wanted to say that I'd kept off the snacks, and done my quota of exercise for the day, so I now have one pound saved towards my Singing and Dancing Pinkie Pie.
Today, we went to Ealing Broadway, and I picked up the Argos catalogue so that I can gaze longingly at her photograph.  It says she's to be an Argos exclusive over here, and also claims that the Ponyville Teapot comes with two ponies (shows Sparkleworks and Merriweather), but I think that may just be a misprint.
I also went in TKMaxx and spent the last of my pony money (Yep,  I'm bad! :D), meaning I need to start from scratch to get the money for Pinkie.  But the money was spent on two worthwhile objects - Puzzlemint's Grand Puzzleventure, who I didn't even know was in the UK, and a yellow t-shirt featuring Bubbles, which I'd never even heard of!  I wouldn't have spent the money, but I didn't know if I would ever see them again, and the Puzzleventure is so much fun!  (Although I can't even figure out the easy level, especially since I can't turn up the colour on our TV's gaming channel!  Well, that's my excuse anyway...)  It's great to hear some more of Janyse Jaud, Tabitha St. Germain and Kathleen Barr though.  Anybody know who Sew-and-So was played by on that game...or Starcatcher and Twinkle Twirl for that matter?  I'm pretty sure the latter two are not Lenore Zann and Chiara Zanni...
Thanks to those of you who left me various comments/messages yesterday.  I shall get back to you on the 2nd, when I'm in less of a rush!  Sorry about the delay, and thank you for your patience. :)
Good night!
Best wishes,
An-Over-Excited-Desiree  xxx

Must. Stop. Comfort. Eating.

Current mood:  giggly

I have a serious problem.  Whenever I get stressed (which seems to be the case in my existance all the time), I get hungry.  Very hungry.  And then I eat.  And eat.  And eat.  And this past month or so, I keep on eating bread and butter...or even just plain bread.  I can't get enough bread...  Sometimes though, I'll eat a banana...or bits of cheese...I just can't stop! 
Yep, laugh as hard as you like, but it's NOT FUNNY!  I need to stop eating, and do more exercise.  I want to shift some weight.  So, here's my plan (kind of stolen from the MLPArena's "Pounds for ponies" campaign)
My aim is to lose one stone.  Then I'll be just below average average on the BMI.  Low average for my height that is, not underweight.   So, from tomorrow, I'm going to STOP SNACKING, and DO MORE EXERCISE!!!  For each day I get through with just my three main meals, I'll give myself 50p for ponies, and for each day I do my quota of exercise, a further 50p.  If I manage to keep it up, I should be able to afford Singing and Dancing Pinkie Pie in five and a half weeks.  Or Styling Starcatcher in just under two weeks if I can't hold out that long.  Maybe by rewarding myself with ponies only after doing something good, I'll cut down on the clutter, and on the exess weight too.
I shall keep a record on Myspace, each day adding/detracting from my pony fund.  (Oh, I forgot to say.  For each day I break a rule, I shall remove 50p from my total.  Don't want to make it too easy on myself! )
Please wish me luck!
Best wishes,
Desiree  xxx

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Money worries, and various other stress...

Current mood:  stressed

I want out of here.  Stress is mounting up like a stack of my Dad's old newspapers.  It's kind of a difficult situation to explain, so if you want to know, try to follow me carefully! :P
My Grandad owned the leasehold for a very bad condition house in a lovely area, and here in the UK, area appears to be everything.  There was no way we could afford the freehold, so we sold the leasehold back to the leaseholders.  By the time his money came through, my poor Grandad had passed, meaning he never knew what my Mum ended up getting for it in the end - he was thinking on the scale of about 10,000 pounds, but what we actually got was 70,000, plus the money to pay off lawyers fees etc.
Then (with our little knowledge of money), Mum had to find a suitable place to invest the cash.  We went to a well known bank, and got advice from their free financial adviser (who's only free if you invest your money with them at the end of it! :P).
Anyhow, she ended up putting the money (70,000) into an "Investment" account, meaning she gets paid money four times a year as an income, since she doesn't go to work.  But the 70,000's account is high risk too, and being the worrier she is, my Mum hates it.
And now her fears are coming true...
The 70,000 had almost got up to 75,000 when it started to drop and now it's down to about 70,200, meaning she's only got two hundred quid's worth of interest in about 18 months.  She's already dreading checking her online account on Tuesday, when they'll next show the changes.  So am I, actually.  It's making her really ill.  And also, we need that money to get the new house fixed up, since this house is NOT going to make much at all. :(
So now we're having more arguments.  Mum hasn't been on many holidays during her life, and considering travelling is her biggest dream, it's kind of sad to have that money and not go away.  But to move to an area where we could go away from  and not worry about the house, is to lose the money.  Goodness, it's hard!
Today, being Saturday, I hoped to be "taken out".  (I feel like a dog being taken for its walk by reluctant owners! :()  But I didn't even get the new Argos catalogue, much less anywhere more exciting.  We were driven to the nearby factory retail outlet where Dad could get his free "World At War" DVD with the Daily Mail, while Mum went into a travel agent's, trying to show me why we "simply can't move" and "must have holidays and happy memories together".  Happy memories, eh?  My own bed would be a nice one.
Then we went to the pet shop to get hay.  It's the first time I've been since Sparkle died, and being the place where I bought my two guinea pigs, it made me quite emotional, although the whole place is being refurbished, so there are actually no animals for sale there at the moment.  Which is just as well, since I'm not allowed to get any more guinea pigs, I'm told.  Dad's old boss, Harry (who is well into his 80's now, and bought Sparkle for me), sent me the money to buy a new guinea pig, but Mum and Dad are having none of it.  Mum says she feels like "writing back to Harry,  and giving him what for!  You don't give money to a CHILD to buy a PET unless you consult with her PARENTS first!!!"  AGH!  I am getting more and more sick of them.  I think I've found a guinea pig-sitter now, although they are expensive, and my sister said she'd look after any pets once or twice, as a back-up should something go wrong with our original plans for guinea pig boarding, but still I'm told I'm having no more pets. :(
Then we were marched straight back home.  On the way back to the car, I was squinting in the sunlight, and commented that I really need to be escorted by my parents (NOTE: I didn't even suggest they let me go on my own.  I'm being submissive now...) into a shop where I can buy sunglasses, before the sunlight causes me cataracts from having no protection and wrinkles from squinting so much.  And Mum turned on me again, "Oh, I wouldn't worry about wrinkles!  What's wrong with you?  You want to be a bl**dy model or something?!"  Oh goodness me, can't a girl care for her appearance any more?  *Sighs deeply*
Dad said we could go out to Southsea tomorrow, and combine both the car boot sale (a big one where I've had loads of luck in the past), with the war memorial my Mum's been wanting to look at for ages, and also just let me see the sea.  I'm a beach babe at heart, who loves the coast, but no-one will let me near.  *Sobs*  Anyways, I was really looking forward to this when three things happened...
1. We looked at the "Car Boot Calendar" and the boot sale no longer exists.
2. Mum started to feel really ill over all the money stress and can't move.
3. Dad fell asleep after his *exhausting* day's work, and didn't  do the laundry which he'd promised to do to give my poor back a rest.  And I can't wait any more days since I only have six t-shirts and six pairs of socks with no holes in as it is!
So the day out is cancelled.
On Wednesday, Mum and I are taking a coach to Great Yarmouth, so that should be quite fun, so long as it doesn't rain.  We'll only get a couple of hours, and Mum's already claimed the time to do what she wants to do, but still, it will be the first time I've been to the seaside without my odd-minded father, and the first time I've been on a coach too!  (Yes, I lead a sheltered life!)
And lastly, Dad decided to put the BBC Proms 2007 on TV tonight, which is thoughtless in itself, since the last year Grandad was at home, he was sad that he had to go into hospital that night and miss the proms,  so Mum and I always get upset when it comes around to it each year.
Anyway, Mum said something along the lines of,  "Why do you have to pester us by having the TV on, when you can't even hear it?" because the sound was so low, and Dad turned on me and said it was my fault he couldn't hear because the window was open and the traffic on the main road (which he chose to live in originally, remember?!) was too noisy.
Mum retaliated and reminded Dad that it was him who bought this house, and said, "You don't buy a house on a main road if you don't want traffic noise."
"Ah, bat ya doe ef ya dant nade thar win'ows o'en!" ("Oh, but you do if you don't need the windows open" for those who don't understand common people like my so-called father)
Initially, I was a good girl and got up and shut the window, but then I got annoyed when my blasted ex-father didn't even thank me, and kept ranting about people who have the window open all the time.  So I got hold of the TV remote and lobbed it at him, and then punched, kicked and pummeled the ugly creep.  I couldn't help it.  He's just so horrible to me.
So he snarls at me, completely unharmed by his experience, of course, since I don't fight hard, "Then you wonder why I've always 'ated ya?!"  Well, evil father, I don't quite get that.  This fight only began 'cause you hated me in the first place, and started showing it badly many years back now.  I said to him calmly how he hadn't given me a room, and believe me, if he had I'd be in there with my window open, and he could watch the stupid TV in peace."  But because I'd dared to confront him, out the blue, he said to my Mum,  "SELL THE 'OUSE THEN!", obviously to get back at me, because he knows how badly I need to move there, to start a normal life.  Fortunately, it seems to have worked to my advantage, and Mum has taken pity on me, seeing how horrid Dad has been to me.  I think half of the reason was 'cause I broke down in genuine tears at that moment.  I just can't take it any more...
Then he got up and switched the TV back on and turned it up REALLY LOUD, stamping down hard on my hand as he went. (Ouch!)  Horrible, horrible person. :(
So that's how we stand right now.  Dad's meant to be clearing a space on the floor of the back bedroom for a mattress for me to sleep on...although I shan't be able to wear my pajamas anywhere that he's likely to see me - god knows what would go through his sick little brain.  Until then though, we're alternating, with Mum on the sofa one night, and in the double bed next to me the next.  And Dad sleeps either on the sofa or at the new house - which annoys us no end, when he won't get on and move us over there.  Why should it be that he's the only one with a proper bed?  Which he is, since he "communal bed" as I've decided to call it, where Mum and I sleep, and Dad lays all day when he's not at work, has loads of springs sticking through the mattress - I almost ripped my foot open on one the other day!!! >:(  Dad (who I never call "Dad" in real life, by the way.  He's always called by his first name, or in some cases surname, which is the same as mine, but in my heart, I shall never share my name with his. Just wanted to note that.) is also supposed to be making plans for the new house (you know, as we paid the architect 500 pounds to do and he failed), but now the horrible man says it's impossible.  Well, why's he strung me along for so long with false hope then? :(
I recorded "A Date With Darkness" on TV last night.  Anyone else see it?  I only recorded it for Shane Meier's star acting, mind you.  The  film is not my sort of thing at all - far too much like the things that happen around here.  A girl was sexually assaulted in the alley behind our garage just last week, which means there's been one assault, two stabbings and one shooting in the past six months in that alleyway alone!  And one of the stabbings resulted in the death of a boy just one year older than me. :(  RIP, whoever you were. :(  And sorry you wasted your short time in this area. :(  I actually heard the shooting take place - two gun shots and a loud scream, but took no notice 'cause we hear that kind of thing 'round here all the time. 
Oh well, no more to say now.  I really must get to bed and enjoy my night on my own, before I'm back to sleeping next to Mum again tomorrow.  The only way I can think of to even keep myself slightly segregated from her is to wrap one of our covers entirely around myself and tuck both edges down the same side of the bed, like an enormous sausage roll if you get what I mean.  Although in this hot weather, that's hell.
Right, I'm really off.  This was all written in a box for a bulletin post, 'cause I'm sick of the long Myspace blogs not entering properly, so sorry for the lack of smileys/unusual fonts etc.
And on the subject of problems with Myspace blog entries, how do I delete a post?  It's just that I noticed my last (Zwinky) post was a complete mess-up, so it would have been nice to correct it/delete it and re-post.  If you can help a computer  dummy, do let me know the answer to that one! :D
Best wishes,
Your over-talkative depressed damsel in distress,
Desiree  xxx

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Update on my last pony-related blog

Current mood:  cheerful

OK, a little later than I had hoped (Well, a LOT later actually, but here are the pictures, and further details, as promised...
Before Pics

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July 19th 2007 ~ Before Picture 1
July 19th 2010 ~ Before Picture 2
July 19th 2010 ~ Before Picture 3
July 19th 2010 ~ Before Picture 4
July 19th 2010 ~ Before Picture 5
July 19th 2010 ~ Before Picture 6
And then for after pics, and a bit more description, just in case you were still a little uncertain on the variants...

Collector Blue Belle (tail-less) and Posey (with faded hair and symbol)

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Peachy (Grooming Parlour version :D), who does have some smooze spot stains, but I think I've killed it with oxi-clean (*Fingers crossed*) and Sweet Lily (Tail-lesss again, but she has such a lovely soft white mane!

July 19th 2010 ~ Peachy and Sweet Lily
Nice 'n' Spicy (with symbol scratches, but nothing else wrong at all), and Fifi (tail-less - agh!  The previous owner of this pony must have been pretty rough with her ponies! - but with beautifully un-faded symbol.  My original Fifi has blue bows for a symbol)
July 19th 2010 ~ Nice n Spicy and Fifi
Thundercloud (OK, so he's baity with practically no hair, and huge brown smooze smudges all over him, but he's still an exciting find to me!), and Sugar Apple (look at those lovely curls - I didn't re-curl her hair, so that's why they're less-than-perfect [not that I can re-curl perfectly anyway!],  they just bounced back into her hair after a very gentle washing and brushing!  And she smells so sweet!) :)

July 19th 2010 ~ Thundercloud and Sugar Apple
Honeysuckle (Very sad case.  I already have her, but only with white hair, and then I go and find this girl with bright pink hair...but missing her tail!!! :angry:   And with the initials EMM written across her side in ballpoint pen.  AGH!), and Kiss Curl (Still some pink in her hair.  Overall very nice.)
July 19th 2010 ~ Kiss Curl and Honeysuckle
Music Time (absolutely MINT!  I can't find a thing wrong with her!) and Rollerskating Melody (Missing a wheel and a couple of tyres, but still, another good find to me!)

July 19th 2010 ~ Melody and Music Time

And finally for the two ponies that got me most excited of all...

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July 19th 2010 ~ Princess Pristina and Peach Blossom
Princess Pristina and Peach Blossom!

But not your usual kind, oh no!

Princess Pristina is a UK variant, who I personally had never even heard of (although I now see Shelti has one pictured in the Arena Nirvana Gallery).
July 19th 2010 ~ Princess Pristina
July 19th 2010 ~ Princess Pristina 2
Those Princess and Happy Tails variants that we already know of are weird enough, but what on Earth is this?

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Her blue tail is a Flutter Pony tail (Wing Song's, I believe), as I can tell from the size of the little bit of metal that holds it together.  Weirdly though, even though her head was Hasbro sealed, she has no washer inside...  Which leaves me wondering (even though the seller said this was her entire childhood collection), if she didn't have a tail at all, and was given this one by her former owner, donated by a missing Wing Song.

It's especially possible that she had no tail, since she has NO MANE!  I originally thought a customiser may  have had her before, except that what the seller said had put me off of that theory, and on closer inspection she has no plugs at all, and the inside of her head is completely smooth, so I don't think it's a possibility she ever had any mane at all...

I've tried to show her lack of plugs in these  two photos, but it's not showing up too well.  All she has are the lines that show where the plugs should be...

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July 19th 2007 ~ Peach Blossom
I did find a Morning Glory years ago, with a Hasbro sealed head, and Hasbro sealed (with a washer) tail in Wind Drifter's green...  Maybe all four of the Flutters from the first set who were not officially re-released the following year have odd counterparts with second year Flutter's tails...  Meaning somewhere out there should be a Forget-Me-Not and Honeysuckle with a Tropical Breeze red or Cloud Puff blue/green tail respectively...  But that doesn't explain the lack of plugs in Peach Blossom's head. 

What do you all think?

Sunday, 15 July 2007

After three years of waiting... I find TWO new ponies in one day?!

The trouble with having an almost complete general release pony collection, you can be almost certain you will never find another new addition at your local car boot sale/charity shop/thrift store/garage sale again.  If you want to add to your herd, you have to give away larger and larger chunks of money for that one set-completer you never found.  And so it is that ever since I bought Baby Licorice right back in August '05, I have dreamed of the day when I might find just one more new pony at a car boot sale, knowing that it was getting more and more unlikely.
And then today it got too late to go again.  Dad stayed upstairs getting ready until almost 10am, so I knew the dealers would have got around, but I insisted he take me anyway on the off-chance.

And lookie what came home with me!

July 15th 2007 ~ Field End Pony Finds

(Excuse the filthy floor - my Mum's in a bad mood with me, so I cleared off out of the living room and photographed them elsewhere! :P )
None of them are in the best of condition, but I think a lot of that can be changed with a good bath.  I'll show some before and after pics of them later.
However, more importantly, there are two ponies in there which I had not only not got in my collection, but also had no idea existed!  Upon observation I discovered one in the Arena Nirvana Gallery (Hint!), but the other is so odd, I'm not even sure if she's a fakie/custom...see if you can spot them.  I'll post the details in an hour or so after I've washed my new girls...and boy!

Friday, 13 July 2007

Going up, and down, and down, and down...

One day last week everything seemed to be going great.  We were looking forward to moving house, and Mum had decided to go on, not one, but TWO holidays next year - one in Rome, and one in California.  I was so excited, since I've never been out of this awful country before in my life.  For once, life was really looking up!
But now all of that happiness is gone.   
Dad doesn't want to move.  He says the house is too small, and he doesn't care where he lives anyway.  He's always out at "work" (looking at and printing off horrendous things on the computer).  Mum doesn't want to move either, since she feels it's "taking a step backward" (being where she started life), but she knows if she doesn't my life goes down the drain, so she's agreed, so long as I can come up with a plan she's happy with which is a thing that no architect has been able to do yet!
As for the holidays, we don't want to leave this house for more than a night.  There are too many things of both sentimental and monetary value here, and we know that the place would be broken into within a day or two if it got out that it was empty.  Plus we can't find a guinea pig-sitter.
Yes, you can laugh, but we have no family and no friends nearby, and so there is nobody to look after dear Splodge, or any other guinea pigs that I might like to get following Sparkle's demise.  The nearest piggy-sitter we've found is in Enfield, which is quite a drive from us, and we don't know if they are any good anyway.
I've gone into a deep depression.  I see no point getting out of bed any more, and rarely get up before about 11am.  Any "friends" I do have are in the US or Canada, so to speak to them I have to IM them late at night.  I don't leave the house day after day, because there's nowhere to walk from here, and I'm not allowed out on my own anyway.  No wonder I can't lose weight!  I spent an hour and a half pacing the living room floor and running on the spot in the early hours today, until I had done the 10,000 steps necessary to even stay fit.  Today I haven't even bothered.  What's the point of staying fit if I can't be who I want to be?
And to top it all I've got a dreadful stomach ache.  Why today, I ask you?  AGH!!!
Anyhow, that's enough moaning from me.  I'm going to go and curl up somewhere until things change, I think.  See you in a hundred years. 
Your wannabe voice artiste/actress of shattered dreams,
Desiree Skylark  xxx 

Thursday, 12 July 2007

My dear friends - this is for you!

Current mood:  thankful

To thank you for being there for me yesterday, I decided to fill in a survey just for you.  Unfortuantely, it only covers my top eight (when you're all top really!), but that's the way the survey is.
Desiree Skylark xxx


Unique Top 8



Top 8
1.
Shane
2.
Elisabeth
3.
Laura
4.
Caroline
5.
Grace
6.
Ele
7.
Hattie
8.
Janyse

Number 1
1.  How long have you known this person?
Er...well, I wouldn't say I exactly "know" him now. I knew *of* him from about 1997, although never heard his name until about 2000. Does that make sense? Sorry, dear reader!
2.  What's one thing you like about this person?
Brilliant actor, and seems to be a genuinely nice person from what I've heard.
3.  What's one flaw you wish you could change about this person (be honest!)?
Can't think of anything!
4.  When do you typically talk to this person (i.e. when you need to vent, when you're at the bar, etc)?
We don't really talk...
5.  What was the last thing this person did to make you mad?
I'm easily maddened but I don't know Shane well enough for him to do anything wrong!
6.  What's your most recent memory of this person?
I received a thank you for adding me message back...guess when?...when I added him! But that's it...
7.  If you had to characterize this person as an animal, which one would they be and why?
Oh gosh, I don't know. I'm tempted to say guinea pig just 'cause I like them (!), but how can I say that?!
8.  What's one phrase that only you two would know and understand?
It wouldn't be only you and I, if you're reading this, Shane, but I expect your family and my family are the only ones who'd know what I meant when I said about a certain "buck779" (*Angry sideways glance*)
9.  If you could tell this person one thing, what would it be?
Believe me, if it could be said, it would have been. The only thing I can say here is "I hope you got your birthday card", since I'm still not sure...
10.  What is one thing that this person is known for?
Five star actor! Far better than all those supposed "A-listers" that everyone idolises for reasons best known to themselves!

Number 2
1.  How long have you known this person?
Since maybe last September? We first met in October, at the PONYCON in Birmingham, but I haven't seen her since. :(
2.  What's one thing you like about this person?
She's been so sweet and kind to me throughout my troubles, and she has a similar goal in life.
3.  What's one flaw you wish you could change about this person (be honest!)?
The only "flaw" that comes to mind is that she's in Sweden. Care to move over here, Liz?
4.  When do you typically talk to this person (i.e. when you need to vent, when you're at the bar, etc)?
We don't have a specific time. We just IM each other occasionally for no reason at all.
5.  What was the last thing this person did to make you mad?
She didn't.
6.  What's your most recent memory of this person?
We spoke via IM earlier. In "real life", the Ponycon last October
7.  If you had to characterize this person as an animal, which one would they be and why?
An owl - wise before her years, and scholarly in the sense of writing brilliant stories! *Wink*
8.  What's one phrase that only you two would know and understand?
"Shameless advertising for the board!"
9.  If you could tell this person one thing, what would it be?
We will rise above them some day!
10.  What is one thing that this person is known for?
Her love of Pegasi and mostly Heart Throb!

Number 3
1.  How long have you known this person?
Probably since I joined the Arena last May, but we only really got to know each other from the start of this year onwards
2.  What's one thing you like about this person?
She talks for hours on end, like myself!
3.  What's one flaw you wish you could change about this person (be honest!)?
Not strictly about her, but I wish we could change the amount of times we've met. In truth, we've never met at all!
4.  When do you typically talk to this person (i.e. when you need to vent, when you're at the bar, etc)?
When I need to vent. Yeah, she's a listener all right.
5.  What was the last thing this person did to make you mad?
Sent me an unexpected birthday gift! I still owe you for that! *Shakes fist*
6.  What's your most recent memory of this person?
We messaged each other the other night.
7.  If you had to characterize this person as an animal, which one would they be and why?
A rabbit. Bouncy, and huggable! :P
8.  What's one phrase that only you two would know and understand?
"Pampers"
9.  If you could tell this person one thing, what would it be?
Please come to our Pony Meet, taking place tomorrow (If only that were the case!)
10.  What is one thing that this person is known for?
Helping pony people.

Number 4
1.  How long have you known this person?
Couldn't be absolutely sure...several months
2.  What's one thing you like about this person?
She understands me perfectly.
3.  What's one flaw you wish you could change about this person (be honest!)?
I wish I could make you a happier person, for your own benefit, Caroline. *Hugs*
4.  When do you typically talk to this person (i.e. when you need to vent, when you're at the bar, etc)?
When we're depressed, we share each other's troubles. We don't talk to each other for weeks on end, but she's there when I need a friend, and vice versa.
5.  What was the last thing this person did to make you mad?
Scared me half to death...but that's another story.
6.  What's your most recent memory of this person?
Her bravery this week.
7.  If you had to characterize this person as an animal, which one would they be and why?
Not really a real animal, but a unicorn, for its elegance, and they always seem such sad creatures in stories too.
8.  What's one phrase that only you two would know and understand?
Get a friggin' Myspace, already!
9.  If you could tell this person one thing, what would it be?
You've been so strong, and I'm proud of you
10.  What is one thing that this person is known for?
Her knowledge of MLP Live

Number 5
1.  How long have you known this person?
A while, but we only really got to know each other when she sent me a friend request a couple of weeks back
2.  What's one thing you like about this person?
I don't really know her well enough
3.  What's one flaw you wish you could change about this person (be honest!)?
Ditto above
4.  When do you typically talk to this person (i.e. when you need to vent, when you're at the bar, etc)?
No reason.  We just talk occasionally.
5.  What was the last thing this person did to make you mad?
Nothing.
6.  What's your most recent memory of this person?
Our messages to each other on Myspace recently.
7.  If you had to characterize this person as an animal, which one would they be and why?
A dolphin - beautiful and intelligent
8.  What's one phrase that only you two would know and understand?
I'm not a freaky-stalker-person
9.  If you could tell this person one thing, what would it be?
Sorry for not writing back to your message yet.
10.  What is one thing that this person is known for?
A very nice MLP Arena member.

Number 6
1.  How long have you known this person?
Goodness, almost two years?!  How time flies, even when you're not having fun!
2.  What's one thing you like about this person?
She makes me laugh.
3.  What's one flaw you wish you could change about this person (be honest!)?
Nothing.  I like her as she is.
4.  When do you typically talk to this person (i.e. when you need to vent, when you're at the bar, etc)?
Whenever we get half a chance to speak, we do.
5.  What was the last thing this person did to make you mad?
Zilch.
6.  What's your most recent memory of this person?
She gave me some advice on colleges and MLP plushies earlier (Not connected to each other obviously!)
7.  If you had to characterize this person as an animal, which one would they be and why?
I can't think of any white animals printed with strawberries! :P  Um, maybe a kitten, since that's what I associate her with?
8.  What's one phrase that only you two would know and understand?
How do I pronounce your name?
9.  If you could tell this person one thing, what would it be?
I miss you, and hope we'll see each other at the CON this year.
10.  What is one thing that this person is known for?
Working hard to organise the Convention

Number 7
1.  How long have you known this person?
Probably a year or so
2.  What's one thing you like about this person?
Just her being herself
3.  What's one flaw you wish you could change about this person (be honest!)?
None
4.  When do you typically talk to this person (i.e. when you need to vent, when you're at the bar, etc)?
When we have a snippet of "pony gossip", or "just because".
5.  What was the last thing this person did to make you mad?
She didn't do anything.
6.  What's your most recent memory of this person?
She enquired after a pony item I was selling
7.  If you had to characterize this person as an animal, which one would they be and why?
A chameleon - it changes it colour to blend in with the crowd.  She was so well camouflaged at the Con last year, that I never got to talk to her. :(
8.  What's one phrase that only you two would know and understand?
What do I call you?  MLPL, DB, or H?
9.  If you could tell this person one thing, what would it be?
Haven't heard from you in a while?  Are you still interested in the bag?
10.  What is one thing that this person is known for?
Having many aliases on the pony boards.

Number 8
1.  How long have you known this person?
Since January
2.  What's one thing you like about this person?
She's a good singer
3.  What's one flaw you wish you could change about this person (be honest!)?
There's nothing wrong with any of my friends, otherwise they wouldn't be my friends!
4.  When do you typically talk to this person (i.e. when you need to vent, when you're at the bar, etc)?
When I have something to say!
5.  What was the last thing this person did to make you mad?
She didn't do anything to make me mad personally, but...
6.  What's your most recent memory of this person?
She told me about a new MLP computer game that's coming out.
7.  If you had to characterize this person as an animal, which one would they be and why?
Another mythical creature - the Pegasus.  Beautiful, and they're supposed to be able to sing too.
8.  What's one phrase that only you two would know and understand?
"Head of marketing in the UK"
9.  If you could tell this person one thing, what would it be?
Can't think of anything still to be said.
10.  What is one thing that this person is known for?
Being a fantastic singer

Random of your Top 8: Pick only one friend per question.
1.  Which friend do consider the closest?
Hmmm...it's between Laura, Elisabeth and Caroline, but it entirely depends on the day.
2.  Which is most like you?
Elisabeth for her goal, Caroline for her character
3.  Which is least like you?
Can't think.  They all share one thing with me...
4.  Which is most outgoing?
Laura, or so I've been told.
5.  Which is the biggest flirt?
I'm not going to put anyone down here.  These surveys mess up friendships...
6.  Which is the biggest beer slut?
Ditto above.
7.  Which is the most attractive?
How can I say?!  You're all "attractive" in different ways. :P
8.  Who's the funniest?
You've all made me laugh at one time or another
9.  Who's the the smartest?
You're all smart in your own ways too!
10.  Who's the most obnoxious?
Well, I know who comes to mind, but I can't say here, can I?  (It's one of the two people who I'm 99.9% sure will never read this though, so I'm sure it's not you!)
11.  Who's the best driver?
Well, since five of us are too young to legally drive, and I don't know if one of the remaining three drives, it's between the last two, but since I've never been in a car driven by either of them, how can I say?
12.  Who's the worst driver?
Ditto above.  It will be the one who isn't best though!
13.  Who's the most popular?
On Myspace?  I think it's Janyse.  No idea when it comes to "real" people though.
14.  Who's most likely to go to jail?
I don't think any of them are likely to go to jail...but you're all full of surprises...
15.  Which is most likely to go home with someone from the bar/club?
I don't think I'd better say...
16.  Which is most likely to strike out at the bar/club?
Laura, but only to defend a friend.
17.  Who's most likely to have your back in a fight?
No comment.  (This is really fascinating for you all, isn't it?  I hope YOU come up with better answers when  you re-post this...as, of course, you will. . .I don't think :P)
18.  Who's the loudest?
Only ever heard five of them, and three of them only on the internet or TV/CD, so can't really nswer.
19.  Who's the most reserved?
No idea.
20.  Who's likely to get married first?
Twenty.  Er, I mean no answer.  (NOTE:  For those of you who read my MLP Magic stories, that was a hint.)
21.  Which is the most generous?
Well, two of them have given me gifts for no reason.  So one of them, I guess.
22.  Who is the most artistic/creative?
Ele.
23.  Who's most likely to talk behind your back?
None of them....I hope!  No, honestly, they either know me well enough that they wouldn't want to, or hardly at all, so surely they wouldn't bother chatting behind my back.
24.  Who's the best advice giver?
Laura
25.  Who can see right through you/read you the most?
Caroline
26.  Who makes you smile the most?
All of them do.
27.  Who irritates you the most?
None of them.  I might irritate them, but they don't annoy me at all!
28.  Who's your shoulder to cry on?
Laura, Elisabeth and Caroline jointly.
29.  Who's most athletic?
Well, I think the answer to that is obvious.  But I'm not going to be first to say... *Yawns*
30.  Who's most likely to cock block you?
Considering, I'm a girl, I guess that means protect me from someone.  Laura.  Yep, I've put a  lot on you throughout this survey, haven't I?  Sorry about that.  It's just I know I have to write back to you sometime so you're on my mind, I guess.  *Pampers* :D

I am miserable, so here is a survey to cheer me up...

Current mood:melancholy
 
..> Little About me:
Name:
Desiree
Birthday/Age:
May 15th 1991
Height/Weight:
5'2"/8st 12lb
Are you happy with your looks?
No.
Whats something you would change?
My teeth
Are you taken/Single?
Single, of course...
Grade:
Would be in Year 11, but I'm home educated
Where do you live?
London, UK (Ugh!)
Describe:
Your room:
Non-existant!
Your Best friend:
I don't do best friends, but the first person who flew into my head is giggly and exciteable...I'm sure you know who you are :P!
The USA:
Never been there, but it can't be worse than the UK
How to make a PBJ:
No idea!
Your favorite place in the world:
Never been out of this stupid country, but I love to dream of going to Canada some time...
Your relationship with your parents:
Awful
Your morning routine:
Hear Mum call me, pretend not to hear, eventually drag myself out of bed, get washed and dressed, eat breakfast and get ready to waste another day.
Your face:
In a word...UGLY!
Your best friend:
You asked that before!
Your current bf/gf/or ex:
N/A
School:
Never been to school.  Mum drives me mad, and Dad is a useless teacher.
The best day ever:
Can't think of one.
Randomness:
What are you grateful for?
Nothing.  What is there to be grateful for?  Mum says I should be grateful for my life - what life?
Do you play any sports?
No.  I can't get out of the house.
What do you complain the most about?
My parents, and whole dull existance
What color would the sky be if u changed it?
Bright blue, and not littered with British clouds!!!
Do you believe in inter-racial marriage?
I'm going to be killed for saying this, but not all of them.  Having seen my poor half English/half Chinese cousin, whose eyes just don't look right, and who gets taunted permanently, I can't.  For races who have a similar skin colour etc., I have no problem at all.
How many children if any do you want?
Two or three
What other countries would you live in?
CANADA.  I'm telling you, that's where I'm headed.  No more stupid UK for me. :D
Whats your worst injury?
A sprained ankle, which meant I had my whole leg in a support bandage for three weeks
Have you ever had your heart broken?
Yeah
Whats the most trouble you've been in with your parents?
God knows.  I seem to be in trouble all the time.  Right now I'm in trouble for wanting my own bed at age sixteen.  PLEASE SAVE ME!!!
Where do you go when you need to get away?
There's nowhere to go.  I have no room, can't go in the garden because of rats, and am not allowed out of the house on my own.  It's mental cruelty.
Who do you vent to?
Myself.  There's no-one else.  I started Myspace to vent, but how many people actually read this?
Do you drink 8 glasses of water a day?
Probably.
What do you think of cigarette smokers?
If they want to kill themselves, that's fine.  But don't smoke near non-smokers and kill us too!  (Can you tell I'm in a bad mood this morning?)
Do you call your grandparents enough?
No grandparents left.  :(
What song has effected your life the most?
How can a song effect your life?  In a good or a bad way?
If something bad happened to you who would show up first besides family?
No-one.  Actually, what family would show up?
What do you take for granted?
Nobody.  There's nobody to take for granted.
Whats the best thing that's ever happened to you?
Discovering how to use a cassette recorder.  Yep, I lead a sad life.
Whats your most prized possession?
Er...my MLP collection?  Does that count as a single possession?
would you give your favorite piece of clothing away to someone who had none?
Yes, but then I have no favourite clothing.  Only six t-shirts that my Mum chose for me.
Do you volunteer?
I'm not allowed out the house, but I would for animal charities.
What is your worst personality trait?
I talk too much apparently.  Especially when I'm saying something Mum doesn't agree upon, like what I want to do with my life.
How often do you make mistakes?
I'm making a huge one right now.
What do you wish you could take with you after life?
Happy memories of what I wanted to do rather than what *THEY* wanted me to do. 
Love lifeish
Do you hook up with lots of people?
No chance.
How many people have you really liked?
Never get to know anyone well enough before they desert me.
Are you friends with your exs?
Don't have an ex!
Whats the worst thing someone can do in a relationship?
Never had a relationship, but I would imaging it's to cheat on you, or maybe to not phone up if they'd told you they were ill...thinking of a friend I stressed myself over recently.
What small things mean the most?
My LITTLE ponies.  Are they small? :P
What attracts you most in a person?
A friendly character, somebody who'll understand what I'm going through here
Would you ever change a belief for someone?
No
Does your parents/friends opinion matter?
In theory, no.  I think doing what you want to do with your life is more important than wasting your time on other people's opinions of you.  In practicality, yes.  Since I'm entirely wrapped around their little fingers, I have to do as I'm told.
Have you ever acted against your heart to please others?(Do tell)
I'm doing so right now.  Here I am, aged sixteen, wanting nothing more than to become a voice artiste and move to Vancouver.  But Mum tells me that those who emigrate are selfish, and that Canada is full of arrogant people, and is such a boring country that she never wishes to go there...even on holiday!  Then she has the cheek to tell me she doesn't know what I want to do with my life.  Big coincidence that she says all this stuff then, isn't it?  As for Dad, he makes lists of actresses and voice artistes and scores them (*Sick sounds*), which rather puts a girl off.  He also tells me  I'm totally useless at performing arts...even though he's never seen me do anything.  Yeah, so for fear of hurting them, I'm wasting my life right here.
Whats the best advice you could give?
Follow YOUR destiny, not anyone else's.  You only have one life - live it to the full!
The Future
What career do you want?
Voice artiste/actress
How much income do you want to bring in?
Don't care, so long as I have enough to scrape through.
How old do you want to be when you get married?
Early 20's, so long as I'm settled at "home" (where I'm going for the rest of my life - see above) by then.
Would you consider adopting your kids?
Depends if I can have my own.  I'd consider adoption if I couldn't for some reason.
Do you want to go into the army?
No way! 
What problem will your generation face?
Global warming, and this whole country's going to sink with the weight of the amount of immigrants they're letting in. I can barely move around in this street any more!
Where do you want to live?
VANCOUVER - heck, haven't I said that enough yet?
How old do you want to be when you die?
If I'm stuck here with my parents, as young as possible.  If I can get the job I want and go "home", I'd like to live forever please, to make up for the wasted years...Of course, I want to still look young though. :P