Pictures Galore! Holly The Strange

Once again… I SUCK!!!! You see her saying 550th comment? I am now at 800! So you know how much I suck….

Hey guys and girliez! Holly [The Strange] here, Marliz3e invited me to do a guest post to celebrate her 550th comment (which was mine!)

So what I’ve done here is Ten Things That Make Me Happy. Some are going to be incredibly obvious, but I’m just that type of person. To make this a bit different I’m including photographs to illustrate this list. Enjoy!

First one (and only one that’s in order) is *My Chemical Romance* (I said I’m obvious!) They have been my favorite band for what is coming up to 3 years now (at time of posting.) In those few years they went from being a band that make music that I love, to something that I now almost worship… the “almost” part might be officially omitted at some point.


Next up is *Books/Reading.* This has always been one of my favorite hobbies since I was really young. What really got me started was when my Dad read me the Harry Potter series, then I wanted to read it for myself.



Something that has always made me happy is *dogs!* I don’t have my own, but when I’m older I intend to get two. Instead of finding a real dog to photograph I’ve decided to take a photo of a few of my stuffed toy dogs. The Chihuahua at the back I call “Mega-Death,” because if I had a real one that’s what I’d call it.


Another thing that makes me happy is how I dress. You can probably blame my favorite band for turning me to the “dark-side” but after discovering alternative music I developed a love of *alternative clothing* to go with it. The brand “Emily the Strange” is where I took my blog name from.


Another fairly obvious one is *The Sims.* I’ve been playing ever since I was seven when I played Sims 1 at an old friends house. It is how I first bonded with my best friend and I plan to get a Sims tattoo when I’m older. What’s not to love about making then controlling the lives of virtual people? Especially when you know that there’s a whole community of other people who share your love and are just as willing to show it!


This next one I share with my Dad, one thing we can both agree on is that *New York* is the best city we’ve been to! He’s been a lot more times than me, but from what I’ve seen I’m pretty convinced. It really is as good as it’s made out to be.


You might think I’m a bit of girly girl when I say that I love jewelry, however my favorite kind is *jewelry that looks like weapons.* Creepy I know, but I’m such a sucker for razor blade earrings!


One that’s displayed here and on my blog is *photography.* I really enjoy taking photos, it’s like capturing created art. My photos are displayed on both of my blogs.


Another one that’s displayed on my blog is *drawing.* I’m no good, but I love that feeling of being inspired and creating the amazing idea that I’ve come up with. My collection is displayed on my main blog, (HollyTheStrange.)


This last one is the only time I’m proud of myself, I’m not the best writer in the world, but I’m probably the second worst. I love *knowing that I write better than Stephenie Meyer!* That woman can’t write. For anyone wondering how the photo is linked to this, it’s the front cover of the book I’m currently writing.

So that’s it for now guys! It’s been fun making this guest post and I hope you all like reading it.

Thank you Holly!! I truly am sorry to only get it up now!!! If I own any one a response to anything, please let me know, cause I forget so easily!!!

Kellie- a Musical top 10!!


I am such a scatterbrain!! This guest post was sent almost 13 days ago!!! What is wrong with me????

Thank you, the marvelous Marlize for inviting me to guest post! I am thrilled that you asked me to be a part of your awesomely entertaining blog! 🙂

I LoVe reading your top ten’s so I decided to do one myself 🙂

I am currently running a series of posts called The Treadmill Diaries, to keep everyone posted on my weight loss… or lack thereof lol … and music is of course, a major player in my motivation. If the D.J. is spinning some good tunes, then I am kicking some serious booty on the “beast” (that’s my treadmills name)!

But there are some times when my station slacks and doesn’t offer me up some booty kickin sounds to walk to. So, I have made this top ten playlist for my workout:
Eminem – I’m Not Afraid – This is my warm up song… nice steady beat, and it has officially become my fight song! 🙂
I Like It – Enrique Iglesias– because I LiKe Enrique! this one gets the heart pumping! Well, HE gets my heart pumping!
Baby – Justin Bieber – This is just a fun song, period.
Sexy Bitch – David Guetta – How can you not wana walk off the cellulite when your listening to this one?
Tik Tok – Kesha – Again, another fun song and great beat for steppin’!
Just Dance – Lady Gaga – Do-do-n-do just dance! LoVe it!
California Girls – Katy Perry – Well, if you follow my blog, then u know y this one is on the list!
3 – Britney Spears – Britney, like Katy has a body I want! So, if she’s sweating to this, so am I!
OMG – Usher– and this is because right about now, I’m saying “Oh my god, is it over yet?”
Disturbia – Rihanna – this one is just a must!
Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back – and just when im bout to give up, I have to remind myself that in order to bring sexy back… I must…. keep… walking!

Thanks Marlize! I hope this was even a tad bit as entertaining as your top-tens! You rock girlie!

Thank you Kellie from Magic in the Backyard! Please do go check her out!!

Discovering me # 7 and a little jail time…

Morning you all!!

I am excited for this day… For some reason! I feel good about today!

Journal Prompt #7

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what THREE things would you want with you… Once again this is a FUN prompt, so water and food is not allowed!

I really like this page of me… But the lighting is BAD!! My three things is Music, books and puck from Glee! =]

Now I have a Top Ten for you all…

TOp ten things I will probably end up in jail for…

  1. Stealing a road sign
  2. Road rage
  3. assaulting someone who is abusing woman and children
  4. Skinny-dipping on a public beach at night
  5. Being TOOOOOOO loud
  6. Jay-walking =]
  7. Randomly kissing someone just because he is sexy…
  8. Public disturbance
  9. Illegal street party
  10. assaulting of animal-abusers

Wondering how I came up with this list…. Well, after I put a very sweet and loving message to my sister as my status on Facebook, my sister and The Idiot, demolishes my sweet message by talking about how she had to bail me out of jail AGAIN, and that’s why I love her!

My response… Me? Jail?? NEVER!!! =]

Have a lovely day!!

Meeting the Barnitude!!

I have, once again, a guest blogger!! And it is, once again, The Idiot Speaketh. So after he refused to give me Wonka Bars to celebrate this momentous occasion of being the 600th commenter, he send me this. And I have literally fell of my chair laughing when I read this.

Wonka bar
Image by mike lowe via Flickr

So please do enjoy the hilariousity that is The Idiot!!


Hello you hot blooded ladies of South Africa! Barney Stinson here…..making an appearance on this legen……..(wait for it…wait for it….wait for it)….dary blog by my favorite South African wingman Marlize Van der somethingorother…..

Have you met Ted?
I remember the first time that Marlize and I’s paths first crossed….

It was in a smoky bar on the south side of Soho in Manhattan. I was there with a group of “bro-workers”, enjoying a night of skirt chasing, when Marlize and her “field trip” of lost wayward little South African babes strolled into the bar.  I strolled up to Marlize, handed her a drink, and told her that she was about to have the most amazing night ever….if she would just say YES. Barney always gets the Yeeeesssssssssssssss.  At this point, dear Marlize here throws the drink in my face, starts screaming at me in some unrecognizable language that sounds like a cross between German, Dutch, and Ghetto Rap, and then storms from the bar with her entourage following closely behind her. Nobody resists the allure of a Stinson! No one!!

Until Marlize….
So much for relations between our two countries!

Now, if you will excuse me, I need a new suit..
Suit up Ted! Suit up!

Mark G. Pakulak

Obsessed… Only a little!

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a ‘silly’ one…

Things I am slightly obsessed with/ can’t stop thinking about / like a little too much! Some of the things do not need explanations, but I will give it any who! =]

  1. England… I adore England, British accents, English phone booths, British magazines, Fantasy fiction books and well all things Britain! [EXCEPT ROBERT PATTINSON]
  2. Nick Jonas… For some reason this guy is on my mind consistently! I even dreamed about him…
  3. Glee-music! Love it!!!!!!!
  4. E! Entertainment TV… The Kardashians, Holly and Kendra is my guilty pleasure!!
  5. How I Met Your Mother. AND BARNEY!!! I just love the show and Barney’s abs… YUM!!
  6. Ice tea…… For a caffeine addict/tea-hater this one is odd. I’ve been drinking on average a liter of ice-tea a day these past few weeks!!
  7. Postcards! Postcrossing. I cannot walk by a stationery shop without checking out their postcards and buying a few!
  8. Fantasy Fiction books! I’ve recently bought myself a Britain magazine just because there was a free book in… And as stated in#1 I heart Britain!
  9. Paramore! I got some new music from Suzy Pie . Including a huge amount of Paramore music, I am in love!!
  10. Job searching….. *sigh*

I hope you enjoyed the post… It was really fun to think of all the stuff I’m insane over!

Have a great day!

Oh, I almost forgot… WELCOME BACK IDIOT!!!!!

Bieber in South Africa…

I contemplated a while on if I should do this post or not, and finally I decided to do it.

We all know I like Justin Bieber’s music. Perhaps I’ll even go so far as to say he is a good performer. But the guy himself… Sorry but I can’t stand him!

When I see him on TV, he usually say something arrogant, he flips his hair and he acts as if the whole world should fall at his feet!

I don’t want to seem like just another girl/person hating on him, and I am not… I like his music. Even his voice doesn’t annoy my! I have respect for him [he is famous indeed] but do he really have to be arrogant about it all?

The worst it the self-proclaimed ‘Bieber-fever’… How obnoxious?? Really! And now all over South Africa girls ranging from 8 to 20 is running around ‘Bieber-hunting’… What the hell?

I’ll admit, he is indeed some one to hunt, whether to hate or to rate, but do it have to be such an issue? A few months ago the Soccer World Cup was held here, did any one go Ronaldo-hunting? Or Beckham-searching?? No! And if they did, then no one made that big of a deal about it!!

Sure, maybe he deserves to be arrogant and obnoxious, but it is really starting to annoy me that he thinks the whole world revolves around him! If I could go a day without having to hear a silly comment from him it would be a day well spent!

I know I have him on Twitter, but then again I also have Ryan Seacrest, the Kardashians and a lot of other famous people, I like Hollywood. Point. I know I don’t actually KNOW Justin Bieber, which make this post actually a moot point. But I had to do it!!!

Well… That’s all!


I am sad

No this is not another missed birthday/anniversary/event I just noticed.

Just very, very bad planning in South Africa… We are about a month behind on all TV shows. Which makes me sad because the new Vampire Dairies started this month, still no clue when this will appear, and Glee started yesterday. Now if you have ever read more than two posts on here, you probably know I am a total ‘Gleek’.

I have absorbed the first season like it is chocolate ice-cream, and now… Now I am WAITING!!!!!!! I hate it. Some people may call me ‘impatient’ but I don’t have time for them! [Oh, that was bad!!]

I want Glee!!!! I need to see Puck, I need to hear Rachel and Finn and oh, Mr Shuchster [sp?] I want Glee! I need Glee!

Even worse is every one mentioning Glee… I go on Twitter, Glee! I read a blog post, Glee. I listen to music, Glee! Torture!!!

Basically  it comes down to this, S. Africa. Gimme some Glee!!!

Thank you. That is all =]

Welcome to the awards!

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen

Welcome to the very first Corner Awards!!

Tonight I will give this ‘happy’ award to ten very lucky and special winners!!

The first winner is…..

MikShorty This girl is a brilliant writer, a journalist in training and a wonderful singer!! Really, I think she should be on Glee!! Congratz Mikael!

The second winner of the night is……..

The Idiot Speaketh! Now this funny and brilliant guy [man] is currently away with GMR, but I hope he survives to collect his award!

Then we have……..

Holly! Holly the Strange is a funny girly blogger I noticed on day while hopping around, her blog title caught my attention [I love Emily the Strange] and I fell in love with her blog. She is very random and a very cool girl!

Fourth in the row is…….

The last Classic I love this NAME! It feels so… Classic [corny I know] This girl loves reading, writing, libraries and has a typewriter!!! No better reason than that to give her an award!

{drumroll} next is……

Mel from Past to the Present! I heart Mel’s blog, and she likes my writing. [Yes my award can be bought by giving me compliments on my writing!]

Sixth up…

Thoughts Appear! I adore this girl’s blog! Her award-winning qualities include loving HIMYM, dating Kiefer Sutherland, loves Halloween and lives on pudding =]

Seven up! =]

Erin at Wild Archaic. The is the most randomest blogger ever! But I love her blog all the same! Congratz Erin.

Next in this loooooong line up is……………

A writers craft! My attention was grabbed by her name. Loved it. Writing. =]

Next to last!!

The Life of Jamie

Jamie is a mother with a wicked sense of humor and a love for Glee and the Procrastination Nation!

Last but never least!

Nathan over at Cogito Ergo Blog. This guy is a great blogger! I love reading his post! And my day was made when I saw my name on his blogroll today. Simply for that mere gesture, you receive the final award of the evening!

Now your task is to list TEN things you like as well as ten bloggers who you think deserve this award!!

Hope you all enjoyed the award show, and please do not come to collect your award in a meat dress! Thank you