June 6, 2009

Life- As It May Seem

Angela here!

We obviously stink at updating TwinTastic. I think it stems from the fact that we each have our own 2 blogs to regularly update. I have Texas Banter and Texas Banter Book Reviews while Manders has Confetti Dreams and Mudpies with Manders. What can I say- we've been a little busy.

Hell, life has been busy! I, for the life of me cannot figure out why, have embarked on a challenge- to read 100 books before December 31st. The way it is looking, I won't read 100. I'll be lucky if I read 75. I know that my head will explode into mere nothingness because I have read so much. Manders is doing well. She's reading as well but I don't think she's taking the 100 book challenge like I am. She hasn't said that she has so I'm taking it that she hasn't.

She finally dyed ALL of her hair purple. While it is now taking on a pink hue, it still looks rockin! It took us forever to get it finished because of the whole process but thanks to me, her whole head was (and probably still is) purple!

Looks cool, doesn't it? I personally dyed my hair black because the brown was starting to shine through and I prefer to have jet black hair than brown- brown isn't a good color for me.

I can't believe Manders is still asleep! I didn't go to bed until like 1:45 in the morning due to heart palpitations (from a pre-exisiting condition) but still woke up at 9:30. I guess when she goes to college, her classes will have to be afternoon classes since she seems to love to sleep in. I would love to sleep in- but can't seem to sleep past 9:30. It annoys me.

No fair- I want to sleep too. Everyone else is still asleep! Maybe I'll just grab some caffeine and give up the chance to taking a nap.

I hate summer.

May 1, 2009

Update

Angela here! Manders is asleep (I guess because she didn't sleep so well last night.). She's taking a longer nap than I did today and I was under the influence of cold medicine! I guess she's just tired.

Things are going well for us. We are reading the Twilight series and we love it! Manders needs to read the 4th book and I need to finish reading the 3rd. Even I would have fallen in love with Edward. He's sounds so damn sexy!

Zeus, Princess, Patches and Smokie are doing the... same? Smokie has gotten needy. She escaped this afternoon while we were out and when we got home, she was by the porch. She saw me walking up the sidewalk so she decided to start walking up the porch steps and meow at me. Usually she just runs away because she likes the chase. Today, she actually let me pick her up and when she fought against my grasp, once the door was open, she walked right in. Good kitty. But now she wants attention constantly, ever since she lost both her kittens. I won't go into details but she has gotten super needy since then and will often wake me up even at 3 in the morning for attention. I feel sorry for her. I really do.

Now, I will be holding a giveaway starting May 4th on my blog, Texas Banter. It will run from May 4th to May 10th at 11:59CST. I am not disclosing what it is, but you should head on over there so get a peak at the blog and find any way to remind yourself. If you have Windows Vista, a note on the side bar will come in handy.

So remember: May 4th, the giveaway will go live. May 10th at 11:59CST, the giveaway will end.

See ya there!

Edited to add: Might help if I post the link, dontcha think?

http://texasheartland.wordpress.com

And don't forget to head over to Confetti Dreams for lots of Manders' banterings as well!

http://confettidreams.wordpress.com

April 8, 2009

Yanni Voices CD Review

This CD is relaxation at your fingertips. As soon as the first song, Omaggio (Tribute), plays, every muscle in your body relaxes and you know something good is going to happen. The second song "The Keeper" has an r&b, pop, and soul feel to it. It is also a great song to play when you're getting tender with your significant other. Leslie Mills' voice is ethereal, angelic-like.

"Our Days," the third song, has a fantastic beat/rhythm. You feel as if you are in some far away country. It really has that ethnic Moroccan/Indian beat to it. It is a great song!

Every song on this wonderful album is unique and the songs pull you into their lyrics. Leslie Miss, Chloe, Nathan Pacheco, and Ender Thomas' voices are immaculate. This album will make you want it to never stop. Everything is perfect!

Song number 5, "Before The Night Ends" sounds almost like a lullaby. It's beautiful and soothing- which a lullaby-type song should be. I would recommend listening to it before bed. It will make you a tiny bit sleep. That's how good it is.

Song "1001," which is number 6 by the way, has a tango flair to it. If you close your eyes, your mind will come up with a story. You're walking down the hot streets of Buenos Aires and you lock your eyes with a hot guy. He walks towards you slowly and as he reaches you, the song starts playing. You both start the tango as the look of desire can be seen through his eyes. I really need to stop day dreaming!

But honestly, while I'm listening to the rest of this amazing CD, go get this album. It is the most relaxing music you will EVER hear. That is a promise!

Visit http://www.yanni.com/ to find out more about this album. Then go to your local music store and buy it!

March 24, 2009

Ballas Hough Band- Closer (CD Review)

A few weeks ago, I had gotten a CD to review from the One2One network. That CD was from the Ballas Hough Band.

First off, I have to say, I LOVE this album! While I listen to almost everything, I also have a soft side for metal music. In this case, I have grown to love pop music! The band reminds me of Backstreet Boys, BBMak, and Westlife from the Boy Band era.

The first song off of the album is "Do You Love Me." I absolutely love this song!! When I first heard it, I swear I played it over and over until I finally got to the rest of the songs.

Number 8's song is called "Do It For You." Now, some songs just grab you and make you want to dance. This song did! My sister and I, in fact, danced to it several times- even if it we did look like dorks.

While I am 24 years old, I still like to revisit my teen years and listen to pop... So, naturally, I wondered if this album would be up to par with the other ones that are out there. Honestly? This CD is not even in this world. If you have daughters (or sons) that love pop music, but also need a different sound to it, then get them this CD. They will love it as did I!

March 22, 2009

Twin Banter and more

I hate technology.... and pollen.

We're sorry we haven't posted in a while. We once again had computer problems (as if that's anything new) so we had to wait almost a month before we were able to get it fixed. We had to go to the public library every other day just so we could do the basics: check our e-mails and post on our personal blogs. That absolutely sucked because you only get 1 hour a day to do anything and everything you need. Personally, I need more than an hour do to what I want. I am a fast typer but slow at doing everything else. Hell, I'm even putting off studying Algebra (remember: Studying for the THEA here) because I suck at it. But no worries, computer is all fixed now.

I also hate pollen for one specific reason- allergies. I have the WORST Spring allergies around the house and it makes me feel extremely terrible. Today might just be another day where I don't get anything done. I'm okay with that.

We're going to have to hold off on the giveaway. The economy hasn't helped and we can't seem to find a sponsor (even though we were going to hold our own). Hell, I can't even get a sponsor at Texas Banter... I'm jealous of those who get to hold them all the time. I promise that as soon as we can, we will hold a giveaway. I'm just not sure when.

Manders is doing well. Still studying for the THEA (she's going for Psychology and I'm going for Animal Science). I don't think much has changed for her... That is- except for her nickname. It's "Twister". "Twin" "Sister"- get it? Not much has changed for me either.

Sad, isn't it?

March 2, 2009

Easy Does It!

I know, I know. You are all chomping at the bit for us to get this giveaway... well, underway. I feel the exact same way. Sometimes it's hard for people who hold their own giveaways (without the help from sponsors) to get everything together so that they CAN hold their giveaway. That's how it is for us. But as soon as I know when we're going to hold it, you'll be the first to know. Okay? Now, don't forget to subscribe to TwinTastic just in case we post updates or post little hints on what the prize might be.

Anyways...

Lately it seems as if all I do is study. No, I'm not in school yet. I am studying for the THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment), which is a test to evaluate the readiness of students for college-level coursework in Texas. It's divided into 3 sections: Reading, Math, and Writing. Of course the Reading is Reading Comprehension, which I have absolutely no problem with. I just suck at Math and need a little help with the Writing. I am starting with the Writing so I can devote the rest of my time to Math and brush up on the Reading. I don't know how Manders is doing in the sections, but I can promise that she's a hella lot better at Math than I am! So we've decided that soon we will hold a "Study Session", in which she helps me with Math and I'll help her with anything she's having trouble with. I think Manders is a little more prepared to take the test if she had to take the test now than I am.

Smokie had her kittens but unfortunately, none of them made it. They were premature and underdeveloped. Smokie got really depressed that morning and the following day but is doing better. She's playing with Princess (Manders' kitty) and eating. Of course, she still wants to sleep all the time but she's starting to come around.

Beside the economy hitting us hard, we are doing a-okay. Now I am going to finish a few things, listen to a few songs, and then go hit the books.

February 27, 2009

Giveaway, here we come!

Now if you noticed in the previous post, I said I would talk to Manders about holding a giveaway. I didn't get to ask her before bed because, well to be honest, I forgot. So after the whole thing last night with Smokie giving birth (none of the kittens made it because they were born premature), I got some much needed (but not much) rest.

I woke up before Manders did so I wasn't able to ask her then. But then again, I probably wouldn't have remembered anyways. I'm not a morning person. You can ask anyone in the family. I hate mornings. I hate them especially after not getting enough sleep 2 nights in a row. I'm pretty grumpy.

ANYWAYS, when she finally woke up and I had been awake long enough to remember, I finally asked her about it. She agreed. So we will have a giveaway! Right now, we can't share any details because while we have the prize, we haven't discussed when we're going to have it, for how long and all the rest that goes along with having your own giveaway. This will NOT be a sponsored giveaway so we're not gonna make you jump through a ring of fire and balance a treat on your nose. Oh you will have to answer a question but we promise it will be easy!

So when will we hold the giveaway? I don't know. For how long? I couldn't tell ya. But I do know we're going to hold it.

-Angela

 
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