Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fun Frights: Halloween Haunt

Well, since none of you know, me and a group of my friends went to the Halloween Haunt at King's Island for one of those friend's birthday. To put it simply, I was a tad bit disappointed. Yes, it definitely was a great experience, and very fun, but ir has definitely changes throughout the years. For instance, I remember in 2008 when we went, you couldn't even walk around the park without running into an actor all dressed up! (creepers and stalkers is what they call them there!) This year, you almost had to hunt them down yourself, but I must say the one we happened to find was phenominal and was a slider, meaning he would sprint and slide at your feet, almost tripping you! That was great, but we only found 4 creepers and stalkers altogether! However, even though the walking around wasn't as fun, to me the haunted houses made up for it!
     Altogether, we went into 3 haunted houses: Massacre Manor, The Trail of Terror, and Club Blood. I think my favorite by far was Club Blood, not for scares but just shear enjoyment! They were great at startling us, but I mean, would you be scared of shirtless men with great abs!? I don't think so! Massacre Manor was disappointing to me. My sister, who was in the front, was scared, but I was fourth, so not many people jumped out or anything; if they did, I already saw them up front! But the haunt was very nicely put together and well-run! My favorite one for fear was definitely the Trail of Terror! Imagine trying to walk through a twisted trail deep in the woods, covered in fog! It was fantastic, and the actors definitely did a great job! They interected with us and did a great job at startling and surprising us! I was thoroughly pleased!
      Well, that was our night! It was full of laughs and thrills. However, I can't end this post without talking about at least one of the rides! That's what is so great about Halloween Haunt! Even if you don't like haunted houses and such, then ride the rides! We manages to get through the Diamondback, Vortex, Racers, and The Drop Tower. Now don't think we're chicken for not riding anything else. We have all actually ridden every rollar coaster that place has to offer. The problem is mainly the lines, which some actually came to a 3-hour wait! Overall, it was a fanstastic night and I can't wait for next year! :D However, I think my sister and I are going again in a few weeks and we're going to go through every haunted house! I'll be sure to post about that as soon as we do!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I'm so insane that I can't even spell INSANITY correct!
If you're like me you must be one insane being. I mean I am stressed out by everything: grades, extracurricular activities, friends, fitting in, and, the biggest one, losing weight. Now, I know these little stressors aren't even that severe, compared to most, my problems are nothing but dust in the wind, but don't go around comparing yourself to other; this too leads to, you guessed it, STRESS! Now, I am being entirely hypocritical with that last statement, for I too compare myself to others, but like I've said before, I am one stressed person! Let me tell you something, with all this stress, I am NOT mentally stable! I mean I have outbursts and bipolar actions; I'm a nut case! Witht that being said, let me introduce you to a strategy I have of helping to "control" my stress. Let's say that over vacation I crashed my diet and gained 50 pounds! (this is just a hypothetical situation, it didn't actually happen) I would normally go on a rampage, tearing down Tokyo and breathing fire, roaring with a thunderous voice, but once I've cooled down I begin to think rationally. I say to myself, "Erin, you should be thankful; You had the opportunity to enjoy yourself and obviously was well fed! You're in a very fortunate situation!" Try that the next time you feel like ripping someone else's head off! Just as a warning, it doesn't always work! Sometimes I find myself arguing with myself! But, like I've said, I'm a real nutter!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Changes that Kill

No I'm not making a political statement by this post, and no by killing i don't mean literal murdering. I'm mainly talking about emotional killing, like an even that destroys you're happiness or sense of friendship. Now, we all know that everyone changes in their lifetime, and that as we get older we can develop more of our true personalities. However, there is a degree to which this changing should not excede! Basically, I'm just trying to express my feelings about the loss of a few of my friends, throughout this year. No nothing terrible happened, except they were plagued with what we humans call peer pressure. Now, if the victim is immature, they will then succumb to.....are you ready for this.... conformism, where they will change to an all new person you have never met before! Isn't change great!? To be more realistic, I can't just place the blame on change in general, its the individually inviting the change into their life and utilizing it as they please. Well, I hope this got you thinking, that was my main motive. On a more positive note, it is a beautiful Fall day outside and the sun is shining bright! :)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thrills, Chills, and a bit of Everything Else! :o

As we all know, October is just around the corner! Actually, to be more accurate, it's tomorrow! Now, if you have young kids at home you're probably thinking to yourself: "Great, another reason to let my kids rot their teeth and destroy their diet with candy!" Actually, if you seriously think that on Halloween, lighten up and live your life, don't be so serious ALL the time! *ahem Anyway, if you're a thrill seeker like me, then you'd know halloween and October means "haunted houses"!!!!!! Now, I know they're not actually haunted, but hey, they still scare us and fulfill our danger-seeking needs! Those haunted houses seriously provide an adrenaline rush!!!! Woo-hoo! My main purpose for writing this post was mainly to brag about the fact that a totally awesome haunted house just opened up really close to my house! I could walk there if I wanted to! Yes! Sweet victory for me!!!! I'm seriously obsessed with scary activities! I mean OBSESSED! I'm seriously jumping with excitement just thinking about it!!!! This is going to be a great month! Oh by the way, if you live in or near Ashland, or are willing to make the drive here, then here's a link to the haunted house. It's called Bogie's Haunted house! It's right next to a Dairy Queen! ^_^ Happy October everyone!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Little Loser!

I actually used to have a blog before I had this one. Actually that's what lead me to write this, you see, this old blog of mine was really small but it wasn't too bad......except....THAT I WAS OBSESSED WITH POKEMON!!!!  No Joke! I remember I went through a Pokemon phase where my life revolved around pokemon. I had shirts, video games, posters, magazines, and hundred of figurines: ALL POKEMON!!!!
While reading this little pokemon-themed blog of mine, I was reading some of the posts. I sounded like such a nerd, and I quote "Pokemon Rock!!!!" I was such a loser, a nerd, geek, pokemon junky, poor child with no life and no outlook of the real world! That's exactly what I was! Basically, anything the young boys liked, I liked, such as Pokemon, Yugioh, Digimon, Video Games, ect. Now that I think about it, I was such a strange kid! Thankfully, I've finally come to my senses and grown up a bit. Reading those posts cracked me up, so I wanted to share my adolescent wierdness with you! :)

Insane Ideas!

No, I'm not going to talk about crazy or insane thoughts that have been circling in my head,(that's for a later time) but I am going to tell you about my story ideas! You see, in my English class we are making short stories based on the greatest and most macabre poet of all time: Edgar Allan Poe. So here's my idea: It all takes place in a small town in Maryland, or some other little place Poe grew up in (I still haven't decided!) So the town butcher is taking a stroll when he happens upon a small funeral procession stationed in the graveyard. Now full of interest he walks up and sees that the recently deceased is none other than his all-time-love Myra. (I think that's what I'm going to call her) He has loved this woman all his life, but never was able to have her. Now, in his warped mind, he comes up with the brilliant plan to dig her up to keep for himself. After many nights of failed attempts, he finally gathers up the courage to perform his wicked deed. After dragging her stiff corpse to his house he prepares her to be preserved and kept forever! He begins the tedious and gruesome act of cleaning out the body of decay and such, which I'm not going to get into detail of that, and once it's done lays her perturbed corpse on his couch, proud of the work he has done, and the thought that he finally can be with the girl he loved! What do you think? I haven't decided on an ending yet, but I think I'm going to have him go crazy or something; I'm not sure yet! Just so you know, I'm not a disturbed child, I think I just read too many real-life crime books!

My First Post!

Hey there, I'm Erin! As the title of this post suggests this is my first post on my new blog! yayyy!!!! Well, I don't really want to write you a novel on my first post; I'm just trying to get used to the whole "blogging thing." So far so good, let's see how this whole thing goes.  :)