Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Calista’s Diary Entry – Nightmare

Dear Diary,

Last night I had a nightmare that I was replaced. I mean, it was me - looked just like me and everything, but it wasn't ME. My replacement fooled everyone. NOBODY could tell the difference, not even my mom and dad! She was convincing. She knew everything that I know. But she was just too perfect! She didn't even have any scars, as if she had never even lived before. It was just like the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers. That dream gave me a very uneasy feeling and I haven't been able to shake it all day. **shudders**

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Calista’s Diary Entry – Road Trip

Dear Diary,

I went on a road trip with my family to Mississippi. It took us 12 hours to drive there, but it was fun. I got to eat junk food in the car for once. I had chips and corn dogs. I brought a book to read and I was texting with my friends, so the ride really didn't seem that long.

My favorite part of the trip was going to the beach in Gulfport.

The house where we stayed is in the National Register of Historic Places. We learned all about the history of the house and about the history of the local community. The house is filled with antique furniture.

The furniture below belonged to a girl named Addy. We were told that the reason why this house contains Addy's furniture is because Addy was freed from slavery in 1864, which is the same year that the house was built.

I had never slept on an antique bed before. It felt really hard at first, but I got used to it.

Addy must have been a giant.

I was able to find some antique items that were just my size.

I had a lot of fun and I can't wait to go back!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Not-So-Plain Janes

I attempted to help my GI Janes find their inner girly-girls. Did I completely fail? You be the judge.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Calista’s Diary Entry – Pool Party

Dear Diary,

Today is Labor Day and Skipper invited a bunch of us over to her house for a pool party.
Her pool isn't very big at all so there wasn't really enough room to actually swim, but it was still fun to get in and splash around on this hot day.
Skipper didn't even swim. She said that her swimsuit was too cute to get it wet (I don't understand that one) and she also didn't want to get her hair wet. Kana said she wasn't going to swim at first.
But then Dave threw Kana in the pool.
Bob told me that he wanted to talk to me alone, so we found a nice shady spot.
We haven't seen each other much all summer, so it was nice to catch up. He said that we would probably have a lot of classes together again this year just like last year, and he wants us to try to sit next to each other in our classes. I told him that if he gets to class first, I'll try to find a seat next to him, and he said that he will do the same. I'm really looking forward to the first day of school tomorrow! :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Dragon Jennifer

I searched for over a year before I was able to purchase my Dragon Jennifer action figure (101st Airborne Division *Special Version*). I knew that she would be a great addition to my collection and would fit well with my other female action figures. I had seen pictures of her, so I knew that she wasn't exactly a beauty queen. But I wanted her anyway. And the more I searched and the harder she was to find, the more I wanted her.

I don't understand the shading on her face. It reminds me of the ghoulish make-up that Michael Jackson wore for his Thriller video dance scene. She will get a repaint one day. Oh it's okay, I have 2. I was so excited to find her that I decided to get 2, and 1 has never been removed from the box and will remain that way.

She came with guns and knives and stuff, but I don't care about any of that. I wanted to know if she could fit Barbie clothes. Well, she can, but she's not exactly cut out for Barbie fashions.

Nonetheless, I was determined to find a more glamorous look for her.
I failed.

She has molded hair, which I hate on female dolls. But she comes with detachable hair - both a ponytail and a bun. In the picture above, she is wearing LIV doll Alexis' wig, which is way too big.

I really like her articulation and she is fun to pose. I think that her face has a lot of potential with the right repaint.