Friday, November 13, 2009


Hey, Dan. If you were a leader of a country with no Bill of Rights, what would you do?

Really random question, Lauren, but I have nothing better to post about.

Well, dang. That small country would be pretty screwed up with me as its leader (1. because I'm 15, 2. because I'm pretty lazy.)

I guess my First Order of Official Business would be to elect someone older than me to be my 'Personal Advisor to the King' (my PAK) who would be smart and nice enough to help me out with the whole 'running a country' thing.

I think I would change some of the things that I think are wrong about this society. It would be easier with a small country than the U.S., so it could be way easier to limit the homeless, the unemployed, the J.D.’s. It would be much easier to make a difference with one small piece, than the whole puzzle.

I would also ban Home Ec. from schools, because I understand what those poor children who can’t cook are going through. It’s just unnecessary torture (that goes for sewing to). I bet Math would have to stay, though. I’ll just leave that for my ancestors to deal with.

Then, my PAK and I would establish the 'Dan Code' that all citizens would have to abide by, or they would be bludgeoned to death with a stick.

Just kidding, just kidding.

They would totally be beaten with a mace, not a dumb ol’ stick! What good would a stick do? No one would say, “Better not break the law. Don’t wanna get hit with The Stick.” Actually, that does sound pretty hard-core.

Sorry, off topic.

Anyway, the Dan Code would have your everyday average laws, with a little more thrown in. For example:

#65: Don’t do drugs (only dopes do dope).

#78: No killing, unless you have permission by the King or the PAK (Haha, better watch out, you Home Ec. teachers! You, too, Miley Cyrus!)

#265: Don’t hit anyone with a stick. Everyone knows maces are much more effective.

I’ll let you know when I establish my own country, because I know you’re just dying to immigrate.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Sorry if I got the name wrong. I have no idea how to spell it, but I'm doing it.

50,000 words is a lot. A lot, lot. I only have 4,444 so far. Man, I am going to be writing all weekend.

NaNoWriMo is, like, national november writing month or something when people write 50,000 words by November 30th.

My novel is pretty suckish so far, but it's coming along.

Rose and Phin are walking already. Rose can speak, too, but the doctor said that Phin would be a little bit slower. (I guess he is like me...)

Going back to writing,

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Sorry to drop the bomb like that. I think I just wanted to get it over with, you know?

I'm posting this from school because a friend of mine, Morgan, was reading and told me I shouldn't have posted about Ali like that. So, sorry.

Um, we're doing OK. We meaning us kids. Jimmy? Not so much. I think he's losing his grip on reality and my mom is suffering with him.

I wonder if Phin and Rose will remember her.

Thanks for your comments and emails,

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I'm still here.

Um, hi, readers if there are any left.

I... we haven't posted for a while. Months? Years? I don't remember. I don't think it was years. That was dramatic of me to say.

It's Dan, if anyone was wondering.

It won't be Ali again.

A few months ago, Ali suffered a relapse. Leukemia, for those who forgot. A few weeks later, she was still in a hospital bed. I visited her everyday.

One day, she smiled at me and said, "I like you. You aren't annoying."

She was pretty hyped up on drugs. Pain-killers. "I like you too, Ali." I forced a smile.

She shook her head, like she was drunk. "No. I LIKE you."

I really love Ali. More than anything and when she said that, I think I ran out of the room and into the bathroom. I must've cried for a while.

I think she knew she wasn't going to last much longer.

Anyway, she asked me to continue this blog, because she thought it would help me. I don't want to, but she did.

I've put this off for a long time, but now, as I write, or type, or whatever, I feel closer to her.

Thank you for reading. I'll post again soon.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Own Mark David Chapman

I've decided that I've had enough drama in my life. What with hating my step-mom, having two new step=brothers, having an absent mother and a bum of a real brother, and having the twins, I think I'm fully done with drama for at least until the end of high school.

At least, that's what I tried to do.

I swear, I really, really tried. I was nice to Mom on the phone (the little #!^$@^) , haven't fought with Dan for a week, smiled at Bri and actually called David, I was on a freakin' roll!

Then I saw him. With his soft brown hair and green, glow-in-the dark eyes, I knew God had sent me a message.

He was the cutest cat I have ever seen in my entire life.

So I did the naughty cartoon kid thing... I hid him in my bedroom, fed him, and named him... Well, actually he named himself. I was listening to the Beatles and he meowed to the meledy, so I named him John Lennon.

Anyways, it turns out Bri is going through a housewife faze where shes cleaning and stuff, so she was actually doing th laundry (I know, shocker) and since she didn't know about John Lennon... she didn't know he was in the dryer...

She's my own Mark David Chapman.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Back Home Again

Hey guys, it's Ali. I got rid of that stupid beer template.

I'm back from NY!!! Seriously, it was great. I made a new designer friend named Angelo. He is so cool. He's 21, gay, and proud. I hung out with him while David was making out with Kayley (his girlfriend).

Guess what? I actually like Kayley!!!! Miracle, I know.

Freshman year has been tough, but it's almost over, which means I get to be a 10th grader and take cooler classes that get me closer to my goal of becoming a journalist.

Did I ever mention that my passion was for the drums?

Yeah, but being a drummer isn't very lucrative...

Anyways, I home and the template is fixed. Huzzah!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Life without Ali... is kind of weird. I mean, I spent 14 years of my life without her, but I guess I got so used to my annoying step-sister, that it's weird without her rambling about how Van Gogh was a totured soul and how amazing Bono is.

The first time I met her, I offended her by asking, "Who the hell is Bono?"

Good times, good times.

I'm also insanely jealous because she's off partying in New York over Easter break while I'm stuck here watching twins spit up all over each other.

Good news: Coach Blunder (not making that up!) is letting me back on the team for "good behavior" so I get to play football now.

Speaking of football... How pissed off would Ali be if I played around with her blog design? So many options...

Bored out of my mind,

Monday, March 30, 2009


Hey! Sorry I (well, we really) haven't posted in a while. We've been pretty busy with the poopers!

Rose and Phin are so adorable. Seriously, they rock, but Rosie never stops crying! Never! It's funny, though because when Dan walks in the room, she immediately stops. Cute, huh? Phin despises him, though. He purposely saves all of his waste until Dan gets home so he's the one stuck changing him. I knew he was gonna be cool...

I'll probably be making a new blog soon, though Dan will be blocked, because there are just some things no girl wants their step-brother to know. You know?

I'm making my Confirmation this month! My Confirmation name is Victoria. Ali Victoria. Has a nice ring to it, and I think my mom's mom was named Victoria.

Speaking of family I never see, my BLOOD BROTHER, David, is coming to visit. I've posted their relationship before, but I'll say it again. They HATE each other. Seriously, hate, but David is my best friend, so Dad will suck it up for me.

I'm going to live with him for a few weeks in Manhattan! Finally, back to the city! Out of this dumb small town.

I guess I'll post from my soon-tobe blog, and Dan can post here, catching me up on what's going on a home.

Isn't it weird how I hated him when I started this blog, and now he writes on it? Is that irony? What is irony?


Sunday, March 8, 2009

New Life

We just got home from the hospital where Mom and the twins are going to stay for 2 more days. I wanted to post pics of them, but Jimmy/Step-Daddy forbid me too.

Ali forced me to post because she's too busy on the phone with her friend *cough boyfriend cough* and didn't want to leave anybody hanging.

Rose: older baby, but tinier. She's actually pretty fragile, but beautiful for a baby. She has light hair already and looks like a minature version of Larry (he's absolutely thrilled.) Apparently, she has my nose, but I have no idead what that means.

Phin: Chubby baby, but pretty cute. He has a little bit of dark fuzz, and I think he looks like Ali, but nobody agrees with me, so whatever. When I held him, he spit up on me and started to cry, but Rose seemed to like me.

Incase anybody is wondering who exactly lives in the house now, let me fill you in:

Jimmy (father of the house)
Mom. (aka: Bri)
Phin and Rose. :)

Larry is in college and Ali's brother David is somewhere in Seattle? I don't know. Ali talks to him, but he made her promise not to tell Jim where he was. Jerk.

Thanks for reading,



Can't write much because Larry is ready to drive Dan and I to the hospital. The twins, Rose and Phin (Last name here) were born at 3:35.

Ohmygod I'm a big sis.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Current Obsessions

Hey. Sorry I have posted in... a while. Things have been busy with hormonal pregnant step-moms, brother and dad fights, stalker issues, lost being so freakin' annoying, crushes, Larry being home, Biology midterms... yeah. A lot.

Anyways, I've been "obsessed" with two things recently; Mott the Hoople and Moulin Rouge. Mott the Hoople is a band and if you were to look it up, listen to "All the Young Dudes". Moulin Rouge is like a musical that I find hysterical and soo, soo sad.

Anyone watch the show Lost? Well, if you do, Oh. My God. You know? It's sooo stupid, yet sooo addicting. John Locke's suicide? Yeah! That was not suicide, it was murder! Ben did it! I HATE him. And Walt? Where did he come from? He was gone for like 5 seasons! And Jin? Sun CHEATED ON YOU. Well, you were being a retard. Glad you're back buddy. And Charlie? I love him. I can't believe they made him die!

Sorry about the rant. That show is sooo confusing.

Anyway Bri is like due any day now. I'm so... scared of being a big sis. Don't worry! I talked her out of Bella and Edward. She's moved on to Abby (short for Abigael) and Phin. (phin-boy abby-girl). Even if they are a little... weird, it's totally better than Edward and Bella!


Saturday, February 21, 2009


My turn.

  1. I like listening to piano music.
  2. My role model is my older brother, Larry.
  3. Dick Van Dyke rocks. Geeky, I know.
  4. My favorite class is History.
  5. Greek mythology is cool.
  6. I've seen "Gone With the Wind" 5 times.
  7. I'm a QB on my school's football team.
  8. My best friend is a girl name Carla.
  9. Reading is cool.
  10. I suck at all video games, except Kingdom Hearts. Pathetic, I know.
  11. My mom's having twins in probably 2 weeks. She's progressing (is that the right word?) really fast.
  12. I have dreams where I'm in medival times and I'm this knight attacking a giant baby.
  13. My favortie color is blue.
  14. I used to spy on my next-door-neighbors. I thought they were a family of ax murderers.
  15. My uncle recently got me a job at his auto-shop. Uncle Gino. He's not italian...


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ok... Tagged?

Er... I've been "tagged" so her it goes, sorry if I mess it up. I turned 15 2 weeks ago...

  1. My favorite color is green
  2. I love jolly ranchers
  3. My best friends (Angelo, Morgan, and Jeff) are the craziest people in the world.
  4. My step-mom is having twins next month
  5. Twilight is OK. I don't get why people obsess over it.
  6. I'm into photography
  7. I love to read
  8. I have weird taste in music one day, then all of a sudden it changes. Today, I'm listening to Simple Plan, yesterday I was listening to Led Zepplin and tomorrow, I'll probably listen to either Jet or Sex Pistols (jet-good mood, sex pisotls-bad mood)
  9. My mom doesn't like when I visit.
  10. My older (real) brother hates my dad
  11. I've decided I like my dad.
  12. Uh I have cancer of the blood, Stage 1
  13. When I grow up, I want to be an author, part time, and an anthropologist (like Lauren!!)
  14. Lord of the Rings is awesome! *Does bad impression of Gollum*
  15. I'm Christian.

TA-DAH!!! OK, I'll tag people.

Uh... Dan I tag you!!

A few others, but I don't feel like typing their names...


Thursday, February 12, 2009


For those who guessed, it, HERE'S A COOKIE!
It's Back to the Future! Duh! I love that movie.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Can't really post too much, because I'm planning Bri's baby shower with my Aunt Stacy, who is the freakiest person alive.

Anyway, i got a new screename on AIM: kawaiigoth

yeah, Morgan made it for me. "kawaii" means cute in Japanese or something. You can give me yours, or if you think that's to stalker-ish, that's fine. I thought it would be fun and I promise not to like... stalk you.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hey Peeps!

IT'S ALI! Haha. I'm probably going to be annoyingly perky during this post, so I apologize in advance. I'm just so glad that I'm out of that hospital!

Well, glad and disappointed. Glad, because hospital food sucks and I'm healthy, sad because this guy named Jack who was in the bed next to me, was absolutely one of the coolest people I've ever met. He goes to the same school as me, but a year older. Crush developing? Probably.

Haha. I just read about Courtney. Wow, she came over yesterday, too. I guess it wasn't "to see if I was OK." No wonder Dan was in his room the whole time and she left disappointed!

Anyway, Bri has thought of names for the twins, but they are just plain gross. Edward and Bella. EW! Yeah, she loves Twilight, but I promise that I will change her mind.

I'm thinking Cleo and Lewis...

Not Cleo, but Lewis is cool, especially if you say it with an Irish/British accent. Lewis and Lauren. Cute twinny names, right?

By the way, I'm posting on Dan's account because I forgot my password, but I'll figure it out soon.


P.S. Like my Chat thing?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Twins and Annoying People that Won't GO AWAY!!

Well, I've been re-reading Ali's posts, and I see she's mentioned a girl in our grade named Coutney.
It seems that she was crazy about Nick (Ali's ex-boyfriend who moved), but seriously she got over it. Big time.
I've heard some girls giggle about having "stalkers" or secret admirers, but I'm sure they don't, because if they did, they would not be giggling about it. No one in their right mind would.
Courtney is my not-so-secret secret admirer. She's insane. I opened my locker at school yesterday and this giant teddy bear with hearts popped out and started singing some song called "Love Song" by Taylor Swift. Isn't that about a guy who proposes to a girl? Way to be subtle, Court.
I guess she's kinda nice once yo get past the whole stalker thing. And if she ever reads this, never send me balloons again. How did you get my address??????????

OK, venting's over.

Anyway, the twins sexes have been determined. Bri has 2 more months left to go and she is freakin' HUGE. I don't know how she hid it from us for three months. Back to the sexes, one's a girl and ones a boy. Like a mini Dan and Ali. I'm pretty "jazzed" :).

Ali's getting better... I think. It's all kind of hazy, but she should be back home in a few days. Maybe she'll post!


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Hey. I'm Dan

Well, hi. How goes it?

Some people might know me from my own blog, "Dan and Life" and if you do, sorry, but I accidentally deleted it. Oops. What I'm really "known for" is being Ali's annoying step-brother, who is now a contributor to Youth. Yay.

Anyway, a lot has happened around here. In her last post, Ali very dramatically stated the my mom, Bri, was pregnant. Yeah, she is. With twins. Fat.

I'm kind of excited.

That's not the main focus of this post, though. The thing is, the only reason Ali let me write here is because she isn't doing so well, and didn't want to abandon this blog/the readers. She has leukemia. and so she isn't up to writing. I don't think it's serious, but holy crap it's cancer.
They say it was genetic. From her mom.

Her brother David was sobbing when he found out. What a bum. Dad hates him, which even I admit is tough. He is his real son.

By "Dad" I mean, Ali's dad, my step-dad.

Larry is doing great in college.

Anyway, I hope that the 13 followers of this blog won't stop reading just because I'm writing mostly. Ali'll write a little bit, when the doctor lets her out of the hospital.


Saturday, January 17, 2009


Can't say much. Dad'd home. Not supposed to be on.

Read The Hunger Games and tel me if you like it.

by the way, Bri's pregant. :/