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About my Dad

Okay, so I've been thinking a lot about my Dad lately... And I've been missing him a heck of a lot too. So I've- I thought maybe if I write about him it will help. For those of you who don't know I lost my Dad when I was seventeen. He passed away from a heart attack. He was a great man who raised great, intelligent kids. Keith Gabbert, my father, passed away on April 10, 2010. I miss him. From time to time small stuff reminds me of him. Like there was this cake Richard showed me today that was shaped like a butt taking a turd (the turds were so obviously just frosting but I digress), and it made me think of Dad because that's something he would have showed me. I just know it.
As an adult at the age of twenty-two I think a lot about my future. I think about school, my writing career, what it will be like to be married, where Richard and I will be living, and what it will be like to have kids (and the rules Richard and I will have for them). When I think about all as…

Can Not Be Duplicated

So my birthday was July 17th, last Thursday. I was spoiled my my fiance, Richard. He took me to the city. Before my birthday Richard bought me a necklace, a personalized Shutterfly book, a bracelet, a shawl, and a baseball hat that I really loved. While we were in the city we went to see Earth to Echo (which I loved). Richard bought me candy, a journal, nail polish (colors: Scarlett O'Hara (red) and Go Overboard (blue-green)), white out (because I asked). We went to Jackson Hole, a lovely burger joint with the biggest and best burgers around, and I got my ears re-pierced finally (I used to have my ears pierced when I was twelve, but the holes closed up).  On my birthday I got lovely birthday wishes from friends and family, a card from my biological mother... My sister, Jessicah, had bought me this amazing personalized journal with a photo of my father and I on it. Its this old photo... from when I was one(?)-year-old in it. It's one of my favorite photos of my dad. Jessicah ev…

Another Secret from Head Hunters Revealed

I discovered something as I started getting inspired to write more to Head Hunters. As I've been writing I've discovered that even though Angel's mom is not the best and sold her out frequently all the other mother characters like Taralyn, Clarissa, and Cassadee love Angel and are proud of her. Clarissa only has a son and Cassadee has five sons, but both women would have loved to have a daughter. Clarissa wasn't in the book much because of reasons you'll find out when you read it. Cassadee has been been one of Angel's neighbors for like ever. She watched Angel grow since she was a baby and fell in love with how amazing this young woman is. Taralyn has two daughters and a son, but that doesn't stop her from admiring Angel the way she admires her own children. Both Taralyn and Cassadee love helping Angel raise to her true potential. More importantly. they love and admire how Angel has always kept a cool mind and always thought of others. In a book like Head H…

My Near Future Plans

How do I start this one? Well, let's start off by saying this is about my upcoming tattoos, Head Hunters, my journalism dream, and schooling. I still don't know if I'll be able to get my tattoo this month or next; it really depends on the price. But if Richard agrees I'm going to get a piece a month of the tattoo on my right arm. Richard said it's plausible because tattoos usually heal in two weeks. Of course the first part is of course going to be In loving Memory for Dad (plus, I lost him first) then the next two are for two nieces I lost when they were so very young, and the final piece for now is for a high school friend I lost only a couple years after I graduated. From there I don't know when I'll start getting my second tattoo done. My second tattoo is a dream catcher with my Dad's initials in a heart in the middle surrounded by the initials of my family in it. Richard designed it already, and three feathers are cascading down from the dream catc…

Secret Dream

There's a secret people don't know about me, including most of the people closest to me. I want to be a journalist for a magazine. Not instead of being an author. I want to be able to do both, in all honesty. When I was in high school I actually tried creating my own magazine even though it only had like four or five articles in it. It was more of a personal project for me than anything. I did show one of my articles to the school's principal. He seemed to like it enough even if he didn't want to believe my article was true. It's not that my article was bad; it's just at the end of the day people believe what they want to believe, and you can't change their opinions.
When I try write articles I try to present all the facts and present both sides of the story regardless of my feelings about the story. I have like seven copies of the same article. I think it's funny because when I was actually in a journalism class when I was thirteen I couldn't care …

Self-Discovery: The Characters I Create

So I've been doing a lot of creative writing assignments lately, and one of my assignments was; "Sum up your most important reason for writing in a single word. Every time you sit down to write, put this word at the top of your page." The word I chose was sanity because for as long as I can remember my writing has kept me from losing my mind. Now here I am working on yet another assignment while listening to music, and now I remember that my whole life my two solaces have always been writing and listening to music. Music helps me reach that creative part of my brain. It also helps me fight my demons. So this brings me to the very obvious conclusion that I am Angel Shudo from Head Hunters.  I mean I'm like the music nymph of our world. I write to embellish my talents; that's why I created both Pandora Snow and Angel Shudo because they are both able to protect themselves with music wave abilities. That's how I protect myself from my demons. I use music waves ju…