Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Thunderstorm!

Bonjour!

No riding lessons today because of scary thunderstorms. The horses were too spooked to ride even in the indoor arena. I stayed for a while, though, and did some homework in Whisper's stall. Poor girl. She paced and jumped when thunder rumbled. People were running all over campus in raincoats and there was a sea of umbrellas. I snagged my tangerine raincoat and matching umbrella before I headed out, so I managed to stay pretty dry.

I L-O-V-E storms. But Whisp? Not so much.

Do any of you like rain or thunderstorms? At home, I always climbed into my bay window with a book and watched the clouds roll in and the lightning illuminate the sky. Becca always teased me that I was going to end up getting fried by a lightning bolt by sitting in the window.

Well . . . she was KIND of right when I was drying my hair during a storm and lightning hit something that stopped my hair dryer.

And, erm, caused sparks.

Oops.

Eeek. It's black outside!! *shivers* I've got my laptop plugged into a surge protector, but it's REALLY storming out. Better shut it down and unplug everything.

Talk soon!

xoxo,

~LT

181 comments:

  1. Poor Whisper! My soccer practice was canceled today too even though it was a sunny day. It was canceled because my coach was sick... and tomorrow, I'm going to Chicago for a band trip! Yay!

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    1. I LOVE storms! Give whisp a hug for me!

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  2. OMG!!! You posted finely! You never told us what happened with Drew :( Do tell!!!
    *Mia

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  3. I like rainstorms, but not thunderstorms. The thunder sets off my dog, and he barks non-stop. :P Rain is nice, though. It smells good after a rainstorm, and it's so picturesque.

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  4. i L-O-V-E thunder storms!

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  5. I love rain unless there is a tornado/hurricane warning. I usually read in my comfy chair in my room. ☺

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  6. Aw, sorry about Whisper.
    You know me, Laur. I looooove rain but have that *awful* thunder phobia. Thunder=scaaaaary. *shivers*
    The storm hit Union too... and has been going... for three. Days. Straight. *sigh* at least i managed to get a good grade for my project in my art class for painting a thunderstorm picture with watercolors. I was inspired (read: driven to insanity) by the three days of non-stop downpour.

    Anyways i'll see you soon and give Wisp a kiss for me. <3
    xx
    Anabanana

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  7. I <3 thunderstorms. I kind of like to curl up with my cat and dog and read amazing books (like the classics!) or daydream in our downstairs bay window.

    ~check out my blog: newhorsebook.blogspot.ca
    Hope you like it!!! <3

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  8. Haha I LOOOOOOOVE thunder storms!!!! Best things evvvvvvvvveeeeerrrrrrrr! Hehehe check out the blog www.laughlivelisten.blogspot.com and check out the most recent post called "Life As we Know It: Big changes". Best. Post Evers.

    -A

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  9. Aww, poor Whisper. I heart rain storms, it's so releaxing looking out the window and the seeing the water drizzle down the foggy window.. Heh. :) Keep posting!
    ~Nadia

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  10. Poor whisper! I LOVE rain storms. Me and my BFFS are all ways running around getting wet in the rain even during lunch and nutrition at school. Hope things are going well with Drew:)
    P.S my friends and I are usually the ones who are the wettest when we get back to class.

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  11. I LOVE storms and rain...i like curling up wit a good book...o sleep good too...

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  12. Dappled Gray GirlApril 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Check out my blog. I have many virtual pets and one is a horse! dapplegraygirlnews.blogspot.com

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  13. Well, its raining here in Philly too *sulk*
    My stable closed because of the rain.

    THIS is why we need an indoor ring!

    Awww, poor Whisper! Toby actually likes the rain, and since he grew up across the river from a highway, he doesn't care about loud noises.

    Your update was quick! Hopefully we can get more of these more often!

    Well, I like the rain, but thinking about it now, I hate the MUD that cakes on Toby's legs and back when he rolls!

    My pretty black horse is going to be chestnut tomorrow!

    *Scans amazon for Horse shampoo and mane&tail conditioner*

    OH! While on the subject of mane and tails, when I was in Texas, I found this AWESOME conditioner/shine stuff called: COWBOY MAGIC, its GREAT! I swear, it got me 1st place in my dressage round last week!

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    1. My horse is a black horse to she loves thunder and rain

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  14. Hey L!

    AnaArtiste: Yep, you are afraid of thunderstorms in the WORST way. Remember that time when you, Laur and I had a sleepover (one of the million XD) and it started thundering, and Ana FLIPPED OUT?? Ahhhh the good times. :)

    Lauren T: I really hope you can at least blog like once or twice a month! Your books haven't been coming out, so the people who aren't your bffs are out of the loop!

    **B

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  15. 1st <3 storms when i was little i was terrified of storms so my mom told me this : rain is the angels watering the flowers in heaven, thunder is god mving furniture in heaven , the lightning is god tuning on and off the lights in heaven... pretty cool huh:P well give whisper a lot of carrots and as 4 u KEEP POSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! g2g!

    -m

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  16. Hey Lauren, glad you posted again!! As for thunderstorms, I love them, even if they make my riding arena and paddock area all mucky for 1-2 weeks at times. I love the smell of fresh rain and grass during the spring time, and here in Colorado we desperately need it. Whisp sounds like Echo when it comes to thunderstorms.Echo, my 16 year old white Arabian gelding who I just got almost two weeks ago doesn't like rain storms at all. He gets really spooky and jumpy, which is really out of character for him, because he's one of the very rare calm Arabian geldings. Anyways, good luck to both you and Whisper and you being near her while she's a little spooky is a good thing, because she probably feels more safe with you there with her.

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  17. Oh yeah, and check out my blog; http://laurenturner17.blogspot.com/ if you get a chance. I write all about my life with my two horses Jasmine and Echo and my two dogs Bow (Beau) and Toby. I hope you write soon, Lauren. Oh, and what ever happened with Drew? You must tell us about that, or will we be able to read about it in Popular?

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  18. Be be be my bff, cause idk what's coming next.......Who knows what song that is from? I have it stuck in my head and I really like it but i don't know what song it is!!!

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  19. OMG YES THAT IS FROM THE SONG TTYLXOX BY BELLA THORNE!!!!!! I LOOOOOVE THAT SONG!!!!

    ~Makeyla A.K.A. the creator of LST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. It's on ALL OF THE TIME!!!! I absolutely L-O-V-E it!!! It's sooo catchy! You know they have a mix of TTYLXOX and SOMETHING TO DANCE FOR

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  20. This blog is really awesome. How do you make one? I want to make one about having such a big family (I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters: Evie, age 5, BT, age 8, Katie, age 10, Me (Alyson), age 13, Emma, age 14, Ben, age 16, and Tony, age 19.) It is a VERY interesting life, let me tell you.....

    -ALYSON

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    1. That would be one blog i would love to read. I have 3 brothers and a sister and is also very interesting.

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  21. I like thunder storms too! So fun to watch! Poor Whisper! Give her a carrot for me!

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  22. NorthernCascadeMay 1, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Guys! POPULAR CAME OUT TODAY!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    I have to go and order it on my Mom's Kindle (I sadly, do not have 1, but a REALLY old *liek 1st generation* Nook that broke when I dropped it ON MY BED)

    Who else is reading it?

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    1. Wdc! Jk ;) btw I already bought it

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    2. i tried to order it on my mom's kindle to but i got in trouble. but when my dad got home he order it and let me me read it on his new kindle fire. Best book ever!!
      *Mia

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    3. I actually waited until midnight to get it on iBooks :)
      ~Nora

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  23. OMG I NEED 2 GO BUY POPULAR!!!!!!!!! Btw can any of u guys especially LT help me? I told my best guy friend that I liked him and now he hardly talks 2 me any more :( I really like him though please help ! Oh and I'm asking u guys cuz u guys r smart and LT is great with boys.

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    1. Hey, AmaryliSkye. Whoa- that sounds really tough on you. I think you might need to start over again- you know, with the basics. Like, text him and stuff. Try to tell him that your sorry if he feels akward. I've actually had this happen to me- it takes a little time. Don't do anything to girlfriend-y, just be cool. Call him. Act like on of his buddies again.
      Eventually, you'll work it out. Then, maybe, try to tell him you REALLY feel about him... it's a tough stitch.

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    2. Very true, I already helped her get the guy's number and gave her the same advice. Great minds think alike! :)
      -CRocks

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  24. I bought popular it rocks!

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  25. OMg.

    Just.

    Finished.

    Popular.

    IN THREE HOURS OF NON STOP READING!!!!
    I'm sorry I can't spoil it for you guys, but OMG LT!!! WHY DOES THE NEXT BOOK HAVE TO COME OUT IN **AUGUST?!?**

    I'm DYING to know what happens!! Comback Is WAAAAY too far off!

    I need to know waht happens w/ Drew! And Khloe!!!! AAHHH ITS KILLING ME!!!!!

    Cascade, calm, deep breaths...ahh

    Okay, but seriously, I need to know what happens, please Blog soon!

    NorthernCascade who is TRYING NOT TO FREAK BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN COMEBACK!!!

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    1. This is totally random but I think you're a great writer just from reading your comments. Anyone else think so?

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    2. NorthernCascadeMay 7, 2012 at 3:32 PM

      Wow, thank you so much! That is one of the NICEST things that anyone has ever said to me!

      I actually AM a writer (well, aspiring to be, when it's not getting in the way of my riding of course ;^) )

      -NothernCascade

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    3. Me too! Definitely a great writer.....

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    4. DON'T EXAGGERATE I READ IT AND IT'S PRETTY FUNNY NOT SOOOOO INTENSE LIKE YOU MAKE IT SEEM ( I'm not saying it in a mean way or criticising you)

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    5. ...?

      ummm o~k?

      Anyone else find the caps lock a bit distracting?

      Anybody?

      And that last chap. was intense, thank you very much. I'm sorry but it seems like your yelling at me.

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    6. Whoops, that second to last sentence was missing a few words, so it made it sound REALLY rude.

      Here is what I MEANT to say:

      And that last chap. was, in my opinion, intense, and maybe other people think its intense as well. I'm sorry but it seems like your yelling at me, If you could maybe tell me why I'm making it sound so intense, maybe I could fix it.

      Thanks you,

      ~NC and Toby

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    7. Anonymous-

      She was JUST trying to be funny!

      Gosh! Sheesh, and NorthernCascade, I agree that you have a great writing style!

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    8. No offense and not trying to make this deeper but YOU'RE SAYING I'M THE RUDE ONE! Any way don't be mad about the capital letters I like writing things so that everyone notices it. Thank you Anonymous person who helped me by the way! Oh and again please don't be sensitive about the caps I just like them and sorry...

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    9. Sorry just reread the convo and we BOTH sound kinda mean. I'm sorry I guess I just got carried away but I really DO like capital letters... So anyways don't wanna turn this blog into a war zone so again SORRY!!!!!

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    10. Anonymous

      Umm...I didn't exactly HELP you...I was defending NorthernCascade....if you read carefully...you'll see that

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    11. I agree Completely.

      Sorry bout that, ehehe I some times tend (VERY RARELY) to go all T-rex on somebody who doesn't deserve it.

      Hehe, truce?

      And the anonymous above me, thanks but I'm okay

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    12. Yup to the truce:)
      To the Amnonymous person: blah,blah,blah,etc. next time be more clear to avoid CONFUSION.

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  26. GAH. I wanna read Popular but my parents aren't giving in and letting me buy it. What is this? D:
    -Natty (as everyone calls me)

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  27. I love Lauren's picture! Love this blog, update soon, LT!

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  28. Sheesh SOME PEOPLE aren't in a helping mood! Please help me I really like him!!!!! Btw I want to buy popular

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    1. Wait until he talks to you to ask him anything. He might be just trying to figure out his feelings. Give him some space and let him come to you. Hope my advice helps! Good luck!

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  29. Thanks but what do I tell him when we talk? Sorry to keep bothering you guys with this!!

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    1. @AmaryliSkye:
      Hi, it's me again, when you talk to him, don't push it that you like him. Let him talk a little more than you do. If he asks if you like him, say "yes" or
      'yeah". Wait for him to talk and if he says he likes you, then great. If says he he doesn't, that's his mistake. If he says he doesn't, then he's probably not somebody that you'd want to date in the first place. If he doesn't tell you if he likes you, then say, "Well, I guess we'll just be friends." That will make him say something about his feelings. By the way, if you need to ask me a question,you can call me CRocks. I check this blog a few times a day. Good luck with your guy!
      -CRocks

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  30. Btw he just broke up with his on again off again girlfriend. Ugh I still haven't bought popular!

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    1. That's your chance to talk to him. If he doesn't have a girlfriend, this is your lucky opportunity.
      -CRocks

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  31. Lauren!!!! Post again soon!!!!!!

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  32. http://family.go.com/food/recipe-bakerella-938009-mrs-potts-cake-pops-t/
    ADorabl for the play go cca

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  33. I think thunderstorms and rain showers are pretty cool. Always a good time to read, but not exactly a good time to be on the computer if you don't want to be electrocuted and all that.

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    1. Heehee I wasn't taking a shower with my old headphones on... UM... I wasn't electrocuted either nd that's y I have a small burn... Teehee>.<

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  34. Thank you CRocks!!!! You are the most helpful person ever! (I really mean it)

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    1. Thanks! How's it going? Did you talk to him yet?
      -CRocks

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  35. Not really he was kinda looking at me in English and History but he didn't talk to me either. How should I ask him for his number without it being award. And your welcome:)

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    1. Hmmm. Ask a person who has his number. If you get it, first text him about something from a class you guys have in common, like English or History. Then, if he responds, slowly work up to branching out in subjects. Just don't ask him what your homework is every night, though- he will sense that you are just trying to talk to him.
      -CRocks

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  36. I meant awkward not award (whoops)

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  37. K I'll try that 2marrow! Thank you soooo much!!!!!!

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    1. You're welcome-anytime.
      -CRocks

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  38. I really wish that Laur would update the blog more often! I mean, since we don't go to the same school anymore, I want to catch up with her a bit! I mean, besides Skype and IM and texts and calls and emails and all that. :) Idk it's just different (as in better) to read this stuff on a blog, you know? :) :) And Ana, really, where are you? You haven't:

    came to school in 2 weeks and 4 days
    answered your phone for 3 weeks
    posted on this for 3 weeks and 5 days

    Really, Ana? Where are you!!!?!?!?!?!?!!!!?!?!! ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THAT ANA hasn't been posting?!?!!?! We should start up the LST again as well as the AST (Ana search team) even though, no offence or anything, Ana isn't as, you know, "well known" as Lauren. I mean that in the best way possible :) Just because she hasn't written any widely published books. But, knowing Ana, I'm sure that's in her future. :)

    @AmaryliSkye Yikes, sounds like you have some boy issues! I'm no good with that type of stuff (ask anyone :), but Ana is, and it looks like CRocks is too. :) I have lots of boy troubles that I have no hope of solving myself cause I'm just that bad with boy-smarts. :) I'm in a very smiley mood today, has anyone noticed that? :) :) :)

    BRI is the BEST (jkjk:)

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    1. Thanks, Bri, that means a lot coming from you! :)
      -CRocks

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    2. Hehe ur welcome. :) But seriously, has anyone seen L?

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    3. Nope!! Trust me... we might have to activate the LST again, no mistake!!! Laur hasn't posted in FOREVER.

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    4. Yeah where the heck IS Ana?

      Has she :gasp: been obducted by art aliens that wish to learn from her amazing skills?!?!?!

      Nahhh, probably just sick w/ a fever...

      SUMMER FEVER THAT IS XD

      But seriously, ANA, WHERE ARE YOU ANA???

      -NC

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    1. Oh my gosh it worked?!?!?!?!? :D
      -CRocks

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    2. You know, you should try what Heather did in the CCA books with Troy. Like, on week two, call him or something. If he's on any sport teams, you should def go to his games 2 cheer him on! He'll start really noticing you once he sees how attentive you are.

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    3. Good idea, @Anonymous whose post is above mine! Try that, @AmariliSkye!
      -CRocks

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    4. Thanks you guys!!! I've texted him a couple of times (only about hmwk though). He started talking to me a bit more too.

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    5. That's great! Don't try to rush in to things, though. It's better to take your time than to do something fast without thinking. With luck, he'll talk to you more and more about different things- you'll be surprised. (By the way, if you're out for the summer, ask him about camps and/or summer reading instead of schoolwork.)
      -CRocks

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    6. Thanks CRocks (btw I'm that "Anonoymous" person who commented about the Heather thing) Hope it works out for you, AmaryliSkye!
      ~Nora

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    7. :) I always look at a Canterwood book when in need for advice. It's a newly discovered strategy that we can all use.
      -CRocks

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    8. Totally! I love how you can totally, really relate to it! BTW I actually wrote my own CCA book! :)
      ~Nora

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    9. Thanks I'll ask him about that:) ubguys r awesome!!!!!
      Btw Nora wuts ur book about

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    10. Whoa, N! That's super major cool! I write too, but i never seem to finish any of my books. Tell us more!
      -CRocks

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    11. Well, it's basically this completely new character coming to Canterwood- kind of like Lauren. She makes a group of friends, and one rival, Tory. Tory's got this twin sister- Terry, who's Lauren's riding BFF. Tory has this obsession case, when she gets obsessed on one guy and zones everything else out. Her boy-in-view is Jackson, a hottie who helped Lauren pick up her tray. Then, Lauren meets Parker, who's also super hot. So she's faced with this huge decision: Parker or Jackson? Both boys are interested in her- but if she chooses Jackson, Terry and the group will so get mad at her for breaking Tory apart! But there's something special in between her and Jackson.
      Plus, it includes a few horse shows, and trying out for the YENT like Sasha.
      What do you guys think?
      ~Nora

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    12. Super AWESOME!!!!!! That is so cool.
      -CRocks

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  40. Hey guys!! I REALLY need boy advice!! Badly!!
    So here's what happened, ever since he came to school in 3rd grade, i have liked him, but in 5th grade I switched schools.. On the last day of school before I left, I told him that I liked him then ran away. All through 6th grade, I couldn't stop thinking about him.Then the next year, I came back on my old schools field day to see him. He acted liked he liked me so I was excited... Then he ditched me and didn't even say bye to me before I left!! Know I'm in 7th grade and 2 years later I can't stop thinking about him. I got his number from a friend and texted him... But he acted really awkward towards me and didn't respond to one of my questions and know he probably thinks I'm a weirdo stalker.. I mean he has a girlfriend but we go to desperate schools.. So i don't really care. Then he would not stop asking my friend for my bff's number.. Then when she asked him if he liked her, he didnt respond for thirty minutes!!
    Sooo I really just need to get over him basically.. I mean we're going to different high Schools so we don't even have a chance.
    If you took the time to read this, thank you, and please help me with this mess!!

    xx -B

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    1. YIKES!!! that is serious case of obsession. And i mean like not stalker obsession, i just mean "can't get you out of my head" obsession. Look around for someone else to like. Or just put him out of ur head and move on from boys. Delete his # if it makes u think abt him.

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    2. Thanks so much!!! I deleted his number, and know I don't think about him every time I'm on my phone!
      -B

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    3. Hmmm... you should pay a little more attention to your girl friends to take your mind off of anything boy related. hope this helps.
      -CRocks

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  41. Hey, Laur!! I'm a HUGE fan!!! I swear, I waited for Popular at MIDNIGHT to get it on my iPhone!! aAAAH HEART THIS SERIES!! LOL thanks for teaching me some French phrases!! I totally LOVE them!! Omigod, you HAVE to tell us about Drew!! He sounds totally C-U-T-E!!! He should take you on a trail ride date!! Omigod, that would be soo cool!! Post very soon! I'm DYING to know what happened with Khloe!!!
    -Only your biggest fan ever!!

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  42. Okay guys, problem

    As some of you may have seen in my earlier comments, I have a horse named Toby.

    However, I only lease this beauty, and now I'm in a dilemma.

    Toby injured his hoof a few weeks back in teh paddock, and since I really wanted to ride even though my horse was on stall rest, I rode this pony named Chips.

    Now, chips isn't perfect. He's a pig, for one, eats anything in sight thats grass and he can fit in his mouth, and he's a real "tailgate" pony.

    HOWEVER, he's an amazing little jumper, and his strides are smooth and nice, not to mention he's a sweet heart.

    Now here's the problem:

    I am in love with two horses.

    Toby, my thoroghbred X baby, a really good guy who wouldn't even hurt a fly, who's gotten me through thick and thin, but I might be a little too wobbly after my last fall to still ride him

    and Chips, the Appy pony who's a pig and a follower, but I can see myself winning XC and hunt seat. competitions with, and who's also a sweetheart

    My lease on Toby is up in three weeks, which do I choose:

    Renew my lease on Toby
    or Lease Chips.

    This is seriously killing me, HELP!

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  43. OK. Wow- that sounds really, really stressing for you! Think to yourself: what's important to you in a horse? It might help you to try to ride Toby again- trust me on this one. I fell once, and was super scared, but getting back on really helps you. I personally do think, though, that you should keep Toby. Toby sounds super sweet- and he's been there for you. Even though you fell, that will strengthen you relationship! Moving on another horse might not be a way to solve the problem. Think about it.

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  44. Wow that is a big problem, u should lease Chips and c how it goes. If u don't like it then lease Toby after!

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  45. Okay, this is freaking me out a little. Lauren hasn't posted in a month and ten days. Brielle, I agree... we need to start up the LST. Like, NOW.
    -CRocks

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  46. Okay guys, Status update for the two nice anons who replied :D

    1. Toby is supersweet, and I have ridden him since the fall (which might I add gave me a sprained wrist, it was about three months ago so im good now), but I don't know, he's great and all, but Chips is a great little jumper too...

    Also, I'm tech. not "running away from the problem" its more that Toby and I are...*dare it actually happens* growing apart.

    Also, to the other Anon, Toby is a REALLY big favorite at the barn, and since he's one of the biggest horses (16.8 hh) he's craved by a lot of adults who ride. I'm scared that if I don't renew the lease, he'll be bought and I'll NEVER ride him again.

    I'm fearing this because the one lady who's litteraly handed my parents $ and said: "Sell me this horse, it's not a request."
    She lives in Cali, and wants to take Toby there as well...

    But I love Chips as well, and it's very, very, VERY hard to think about not riding him again.

    Again, HELP!

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    1. I would lease Toby for as long as possible and ride Chips if your trainer or instructor allows you to when no one else is riding him.

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    2. Hmmm, that could work..

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  47. OH! And Chips is on youtube! Look up: Mr. Chips, or Ashford Farms, and it was before I started going to the barn, so the girl isn't me, just saying.

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  48. Oh, poor Whisp.... but I <3 thunderstorms, we just don't have any where I live. Anyway son't get hurt with the hair dryer, Lauren :)

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  49. yay! Lauren updated twitter!

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  50. Well, I miss lauren!

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  51. Hey guys!

    Guess who has a show tomorrow??

    ME!

    I'm so excited! I did resolve the problem w/ the lease and Toby is still mine! Yay!

    I'm competing on him tomorrow, and we're gonna rock hunt seat and Equitation! (hopefully XD)

    Wish me luck!

    Oh, and 100th comment!

    ~NC

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    1. Good luck!! Rock that arena!
      -Nora

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    2. Thanks, but sadly my baby came down with...

      LIME! *Dies*

      I couldn't compete on him at all! So I went on my 2nd choice, mr. Chips. We got a 1st place is pleasure horse advanced, a second in equitation advanced, but 2 4ths in Equitation over fences and Pleasure horse over fences because I lost both my sirrups at one point and had to jump w/o them, and he kinda sorta ducked out and I had to do a circle ehehe...but I'm happy with what happened!

      -NC

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  52. Good luck NC and Toby!!!!!!!!!!
    -CRocks

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  53. Gosh, where is she?? SUMMER VACATION STARTS TODAY SO EXCITED!!!!! Can't wait to get my tan on.....I mean this in the best, least-rascist way, but by the time summer is over, everyone thinks I'm hispanic. No joke-- last summer someone came up to me and started speaking in spanish! Don't mean to be racist. One of my good friends is hispanic partially. so.... yeah. How is everyone?!

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    1. Lucky!!!!! My vacation starts on the 20th!!!

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  54. I absolutely love storms! I go out every time there is one, never mind getting soaking wet, then come in, take a warm shower and curl up with hot chocolate. In two words: perfect day. :)
    Hope Whisper doesn't get too spooked!

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  55. OMG laur arent you guys out of school yet?!?!?

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  56. Uh......???????

    Where is laur???????

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  57. Thanks for the support from Nora and CRocks!

    Sadly, my baby Toby came down with LIME!!! *dies* and he has a bad case of it too. So I had to compete on Mr. Chips, my second choice.

    We took home a blue ribbon (YAY! In Pleasure horse advanced, a red in equitation advanced, but 2 4ths in equtation over fences and pleasure horse over fences. This is probably because I had to do half the course w/o stirrups since I lost them when he rushed a jump, and maybe because his speed killed us.

    But I was happy with the results, and I can't wait for the next show, which is Horse Trials in October, and hopefully Toby will be okay by then so we can rock hunt seat and dressage!

    Thanks for the support!

    -NC and a sick Toby :'(

    OH! And I'm getting an official blogger soon! Just to let ya know!

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    1. Super cool on your show!! Snagged the ribbon without a doubt! :) Goooo Team NC!!!! Hope Toby gets better soon :(
      -Nora

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    2. Haha, thanks so much! Yeah, it was awesome cuz the announcer (my instructor w/ a mic hooked up to 2 speakers on the hood of a truck) called out:
      "NUMBER SIX!" and I kinda blinked and trotted Chips forwards.

      Lol. Thanks, he really is feeling bad, he's on stall rest [again], and seems all moody.

      -NC

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    3. Oh that's horrible for Toby. Maybe you should bring him a few treats and spend extra time with him. Give him a carrot for me! :)
      -Nora

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    4. Thank you so much.
      I visited him today, and he's still miserable. Tomorrow I will definately give him one for you :D

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  58. lol LYME, typo XD

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  59. Hi guys! If you guys saw from my recent posts, I made my own CCA book! I put it on my new website:
    http://newcca.webs.com
    Visit, read, and post comments!
    ~Nora

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    1. I looovveed your book!! I saw some spelling errors, but I still enjoyed it.
      But, Some of the things you wrote were very close to what is written in Canterwood Crest, and sometimes even the same. I think you should come up with your own school dorms, settings, and maybe make your own story line, instead of using Jessica Burkhart's.

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    2. @Anonymous thanks for the comments and suggestions. I've actually finished the first book that I posted on my web, so I'm going to post the final chaps. I actually have already started writing another book line of a completely diff boarding school and stuff.
      -Nora

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    3. OMG!!! I LOVE YOUR BOOK!!!

      Its amazing! Couldn't stop reading! I'm actually writing a CCA book as well, but on Fanfiction.net.

      ITS SO AMAZING!!!

      Great job!

      -NC

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    4. Thanks @NorthernCascade!! That means a lot!
      -Nora

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    5. Very Welcome~

      -NC

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    6. Hey, NC where've you been lately?
      -Nora

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    7. Oh, here, there, everywhere.

      I've been SUPER busy now that schools out. I have a four week riding camp soon, so thats gonna take up a lot of time

      Thanks for wondering about me!

      Made me feel special XD
      -NC

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  60. @Nora
    I read your book. It's amazing! There are a few spelling mistakes but overall awesome!

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  61. @Nora

    the dress that you describe in chapter 2 sounds like this dress i read about in a book called The Allegra Biscotti Collection. if any of you guys haven't read it you should. It is AWESOME!!

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    1. Thanks @Aly and Bella! That means a lot to me. I've updated some profiles on the characters and the horses, to. Everyone, check it out pls!
      -Nora

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  62. Whoa.
    @Nora-
    your book is awesome!
    I saw a few spelling mistakes and some left-out punctuation, and you often replace a period with a comma, but I LOVE IT!!!!! I just sat there with my eyes glued to the computer and read it. I HAVE to know what happens! Pleaaassseee put more on soon!
    Love and YOU ROCK TOO,
    -CRocks

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  63. @Nora- Oh and is there a way I acn comment without an email address on your website?
    -CRocks

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    1. Thanks, @CRocks!! About the comments, I don't think you can, very unfortunately. I'll try to see what I can do... if you want you could type in something completely random e-mail.
      -Nora

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    2. Oh yeah, and I actually JUST posted a few more chapters!
      -Nora

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    3. I love love love ur book it's awesome!!!!!

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  64. NononoRnononono!!!!!!! I have a bigger problem now!!!! My bestfriend just told me that she thinks that my crush is hot!!! What's worse is that at the beginning of the school year he told her that he liked her :,(

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    1. You know what? This is the time to just sit back and observe. Anything could happen.... they could be together tomorrow and never talk to you....or something Canterwood-esque could happen. The guy could notice you more and more. Here's one trick- if you're hyperactive all the time, try calming down a little. Nobody likes somebody who is bouncing off the walls and can't calm down.
      -CRocks

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    2. Good advice, CRocks. Better to test the waters before diving in.
      -Nora

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  65. I have a poll on my story website for everyone to vote on!! Just post it in the comments section please- and I added until Chapter 11!
    -Nora

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  66. @Nora
    I looooooovvvvveeeee your story!!! Since Lauren hasn't posted in for-ever it's been the only thing keeping me interested!
    I have a question though. I noticed in some of Lily's texts there are random J's, like in her chapter 11 BBM's with Parker.
    Just wondering if those are there for a reason.. Thanks!

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    1. @Piper Please! Those J's are most likely the icon smiley faces I inserted. That happened with me to in Unfriendly Competition. Thanks!
      -Nora

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  67. Hey, guys! Posted final chapters (squeal!!) and want you to vote on something really big in the COMMENTS section!!
    -Nora

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  68. Hey Laur!
    I decided to make a blog. I think you're rubbing off on me :). Anyway, yesterday Honor balked on me for the first time. Do you know if there's anything I could do that would help better than just circling her?

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  69. For crying out loud, Lauren! Can you post once in a while? I would like to go out sometime soon with you and you aren't replying to emails.
    I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!
    -Drew <3

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  70. @Nora-
    I've been constantly reading your book and I love it! I have a few questions though- do you have a title? I'm writing a series and it's kinda like Canterwood..... only two books though. I am DYiNG to know what happens at the beginning of your future sequel! BTW you should email Jess and tell her about this..... she'll love it!!!!!
    -CRocks

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  71. Oh and @Aly and Bella I checked out your blog
    -CRocks

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  72. @CRocks, yeah my titles are at the very top of the web page. The first book is called The New Crowd, and the second one is called Doubt. And I posted the first chapter of the second book. And thanks!
    -Nora

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  73. SQUEAK!!!! (as I often say when excited). CRocks= loving @Nora's books! Can't wait for the next round of chaps to be posted on your website. And by the way, where are the most-commenting commenters? @AmariliSkye, @NorthernCascade, @Aly and Bella.....I could go on from there, but it would take a while; the commenting has been quiet except for me and Nora. Speaking of seemingly offline CCA fans, WHERE IS LAUREN???? If anyone else has noticed, we've broken the record of 118 comments on the post "Almost Monday Madness....."- talk soon you guys!
    -CRocks

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  74. @CRocks thanks again. And you are so right- guess everyone's like, super caught up with summer stuff. And Lauren- WHERE. HAS. SHE. GONE? We might have to activate LST again- to the highest power!!
    -Nora

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  75. Yep! At least gils of the twenty first century have computers, phones, email, IM, books...we keep ourselves entertained by commenting on a blog. Haha JK. And you're welcome. Oh, anybody remember how LST works?
    -CRocks

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  76. Haha girls not gils sorry
    -CRocks

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  77. Haha lol. And... I kind of forget how LST works...
    -Nora

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  78. Hey Laur did u see Drew's comment :)
    Where r u? U haven't posted 4 eva and i miss reading u!
    see u @ sweet shoppe!

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    1. Yes Laur,
      I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Come on post please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I am dying because you're ignoring me!!!

      Love love love love,

      Your lovesick boyfriend,

      Drew <3 <3 <3 <3

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  79. I sure hope she did! Lauren has a boyfriend....... :)
    -CRocks

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  80. One hundred.Forty-eight comments!!!!!!!! Maybe Jess is waiting til we reach 150. So I'll help and make it 149. Glad to see Khloe and Drew commenting... Isn't Laur off school yet?? I guess that's what you get for going to Canterwood Crest Acadmey.
    XoXo
    Piper Please!

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  81. @Khloe Kinsella

    You know she's your room mate......you should tell her in person to post!

    -Addylenne

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  82. Hey everyone, Makeyla here, I am the one who created the very first LST!!!!!

    Ok. If you want to become LST, just comment "I am LST!!" below. There are many ways we can bring Lauren back, just like we did the other time and it worked!!! So comment below and that especially means you, @Aly and Bella, because i know you have the cool app that I do. ;)

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  83. Right there with you, Makeyla!!! I AM LST!!!!!!

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  84. Yay! ok everyone else start posting that they are lst!!!!!

    Makeyla

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  85. LST baby! Oh, so is Toby XD (who is still btw under the weather with Lyme :'( - )

    -NC

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  86. I am totes LST!!!!!!!!!!!How are we finding Lauren though?
    -CRocks

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  87. Ummm guys lauren isnt lost! Shes at cca! Duhhhhh! Shes just busy if you want her to post again email jessica burkhart! If she gets a lot of messages from you guys she will *tell* lauren that she needs to post againn!:)

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  88. @Anonymous above:

    If she's at cca, that is a total fail cause it's summer!!!!!!! DUH!!

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  89. @Anonymous above the Anonymous that's above mine:

    That was Makeyla's idea from when Laur went missing the first time. And again, here is her email address, please email her if u have the chance:

    jess_burkhart@hotmail.com

    thanks guys. Im sure Lauren and Makeyla appreciate it! Thank you Makeyla!

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  90. Lauren,
    If you don't start posting soon than I am going to break up with you and start dating Lexa.

    -Drew

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  91. !!! Omigod did you seriously mean that, Drew?!?!?!
    -Nora

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  92. Uh oh.... Lauren, we are so serious. Post again or yes, Drew is breaking up with you. I mean, come on. We have, by far, broken the all-time record for most comments and longest time between posts. Somebody email Jess!!!! And thanks for the non-empty threat, Drew!! :)
    -CRocks who is TRYING NOT TO FREAK OUT CUZ LAUREN ISN"T POSTING

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  93. What non-empty threat? I never threatened to break up with LT!

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  94. Oh true, now I see it. Sorry I didn't read your comment too well. Sorry! Ack! I do that sometimes. But seriously, she needs to post! Canterwood can't seriously be still having classes. but yet again, it is Canterwood.
    -CRocks

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  95. She does need to post! I think it was a robot or something that posed that junk about me breaking up with Lauren.

    -Drew
    (a.k.a. LT lover!!)

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    1. Thank god. That DID NOT sound like you at all.
      -Nora

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  96. I know! i just sorta went with it, but it kinda freaked me out!!! But hopefully it will make her post.
    -CRocks

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  97. Ditto. Oh my god, this is like, taking forever for her to post!!
    -Nora

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  98. I am LST!!!! And I'm sick of no tweets OR blog from Lauren!!! We don't even have a canterwood crest book to read!!!!!!
    -Piper Please! Who is feeling very upset Lauren hasn't posted!

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  99. ~ LT,
    We are totally alike!!! I heart thunderstorms, tea, pastel classy colors, VS PINKS clothing line, I've schools 3 times, I have an exact beauty routine, and I've been to boarding school but I ended up coming back home.

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  100. I absolutely LOVE rainstorms! Lightning doesn't really help when you're trying to sleep, but it feels awesome just to stand in cool rain. I also love the smell....My favorite thimg to do in a rainstorm is sit on a lawn chair in the safety of an open garage. That way you get slightly misted and you can smell it, but you're not getting absolutely soaked.

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  101. Hey, sorry Bri and everyone, I have been on vacation and stuff and time flew by and I realized I haven't posted anything!! BLAAAAAAAHHHHHSHIAHDAHFBFKJBS
    Anyways... Drew, Im glad you like Lauren but you BETTER treat her right or you will se my ugly side. And thats a side you DO NOT want to see. :)
    So excited for comeback! Tomorrow! And Briiii I was so stupid and left my phone AT HOME while we were on vacation!! Sorry babe I wish I had brought it I would have texted u the entire time, you know that. ;) Plus it was SUPER boring. Like, 3-museums-about-history-every-day boring. :P
    Anywho, text me Bri! I have something to tell you about Jeremy ;)
    xx,
    Ana

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  102. I hat Thunderstorms. They scare me alot and my dog Lassie doesn't like them either. But the school horse I rode, Joe , he loves them!

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  103. my horse loves thunderstorms for some reason, but def NOT me:)

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  104. Me and my horse love thunder and rain and mud and like everything outside

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  105. Excellent blog, Congrats to the Web Master, nice colors and text.

    Cherry Marmalade Recipe
    Geetings from Venezuela.

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