Hey everyone ... I've missed you! School has been kicking my butt - sorry I haven't been around much. This 6th grade stuff can be really hard!. I promise I'm going to try to do better.
Anyway, it's not like that Toz lady has been around a lot either. She's all "Nate this" and "Nate that." I guess he's got a new book now or something. Whatever. Like this morning she said - "Hey Millie - would you mind posting about the party?" And I said "A party? Cool! I love parties - count me in! When is it?" And she said like "Oh - I'm sorry, Millie - it's for Nate. To celebrate his book release." CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? Then I find out I can't even go, 'cause it's during the day when I'm at school. Nice right? But you know me... I'm good ole Millie, so yeah - here's you invitation & stuff:
It's cool - I won't be mad if you go or anything...
Until next time - - Millie
Okay, well usually it is (all about me, that is), but I promised you yesterday that I would show you the boards I made up for Natalie, Doogle, and Jordan. What? You don't know who Natalie, Doogle, and Jordan are? Well let me introduce you! In no particular order...
Natalie is my best friend - my BFF. We've been best friends since preschool - at least that's what our parents tell us. Neither of us actually remember preschool. But it's safe to say she's been my best friend from as far back as I can remember. She can be a little goofy and sometimes embarrassing, but as far as friends go, I couldn't ask for anyone better (and I'm not just saying that to make up for the "old bathrobe" comment I made about her in my other blog). I really mean it - Natalie is awesome! As you can see from her board, she is a world traveller, loves makeup (yuk), and is so lucky to already have a cell phone. Although I do have a laptop, so I can't really complain.
In case you haven't figured it out yet, Doogle is my younger brother. I call him Doogle because when he was born, I was only two and I couldn't pronounce Douglas. That's his real name, but I like Doogle better - especially since I know it drives him nuts. Doogle is a big pain in my you know what. He is nosey as anything and is always snooping around my room. He's the one who published my diary on the Internet and started this whole thing. Well - come to think of it, if he didn't do that, I probably wouldn't be here. So I guess Doogle isn't all that bad. I'm still calling him Doogle, though. Here's his board - yup typical ten year old: video games, zombies, and being nosey (aka the spy stuff). Oh yeah - there's a picture of our dog there, too - Sparkles. Doogle insisted on getting him (and naming him), and somehow I wound up being the one taking care of it. I mean him. I'm not big into animals, but I guess Sparkles is okay.
Jordan is my ... well ... I guess you would say crush. No - I am not too young to like boys! Anyway, we were in the Drama Club together. Jordan had the lead, and I got to watch him rehearse everyday as I worked on backstage stuff with Natalie. Let's just say it was a great few months. He's pretty cool don't you think?
Huh? What? Oh Sorry ... guess I was off daydreaming there for a second. Well there you have it! I hope you liked meeting some of the people I hang out with.
Until next time - - Millie
Hi!! Thanks for stopping by! It's so cool that you are here. I decided to ditch my old blog and start a new one. (See book - ahem.) Only this time, I promise to be completely honest - and kind. Sometimes I'll even have guest posters, like my brother and even that Nate Rocks kid. He seems kind of cool. But they have to follow the rules. No bullying or gossiping allowed! Speaking of bullying, did you know that October is National Bully Prevention Awareness Month? It's true! How awesome is that?? My cool new friends at Lady Reader's Bookstuff & Uniquely Moi Books are holding a month long event to get the word out, and I'm helping them. Yup - little twelve year old me. They were nice enough to let me post something on their blog and even nicer to let me share it again here with you:
I know all about bullying. Not only have I been a victim of bullying, but also I’ve been a bully myself. It’s not something I’m proud of, but I learned a huge lesson. Let me back up a little...
It all started when I was just a little kid. There was this girl named Haylee, and she was always picking on me. Then she got her friends to pick on me, too. I guess they all thought it was funny or cool or something, but it really wasn’t. It hurt my feelings. In fact, at the start of sixth-grade, I decided not to join the soccer team just because Haylee would be on it too. It all sort of worked out though because I wound up joining the Drama Club instead, and Jordan is also in the Drama Club, and he is just so cute and . . . I’m getting off subject aren’t I – sorry. The point it, I was bullied, and I didn’t like it one bit.
I know I should have told a grown-up about all the stuff Haylee and her friends did to me, but I didn’t. Instead, I wrote it in my diary that I keep on my computer. It sort of made me feel better even if it didn’t make the problem go away – that is, until . . . Well, my annoying younger brother thought it would be funny to publish my diary on the Internet as a BLOG! Do you believe that? Lucky for me, I never signed my diary entries with my real name, because let’s face it – Millicent Marie doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Instead, I chose the name Amanda. So the entire school had no idea I was the one who wrote all that stuff.
I was going to delete the blog, but all these people started emailing me asking for advice, and I thought that was pretty neat. No one had really ever cared about what I had to say before. Except – I went a little too far, and may have said a little too much. To me it was just harmless gossip – at least that’s what I convinced myself, but I hurt people’s feelings and that made me a bully too. I know now that what I did to other people was just as wrong as what Haylee and her friends had done to me. I feel really bad, and I hope everyone can forgive me.
There’s a lot more to the story, so I asked my creator, Karen Pokras Toz, to put it all down in a book for me. I hope you’ll give it a read. I learned a lot about gossiping, bullies, friendship, and respect. If you ask me, bullying prevention awareness should be a year-long event.
Well I guess that's it - Oh wait I almost forgot the best part!!. Lady Reader's Bookstuff is giving away a copy of my book! You can enter HERE. Plus Lady Reader's Bookstuff & Uniquely Moi Books are giving tons more books on their sites - so make sure to visit them everyday during the month of October. See I told you my new friends were awesome!
Anyway - thanks for stopping by and come back again soon!!
Until next time - - Millie
Hi - I'm Millie. Well, Millicent Marie really, but you can call me Millie. I'm twelve years old. This is my blog. I hope you like it. Tell all your friends, but don't gossip, because gossiping is wrong. So is bullying. I know this for a fact. If you want to know how I know, read my book. Thanks for stopping by!