Monday, August 15, 2011


-When you start falling who's gonna' catch ya'? I'm willing to betcha' it will be me.-

Who's the person who's been there for you for as long as you can absolutely possibly remember? When's the last time that you thanked that person for being there and thanked God for giving you that person? I suppose that everyone's disposable (as terrible as that sounds) and that person doesn't have to be there for you. They could save their energy and put it towards something/someone else (not that they would because you are amazing after all). Just remember the small blessings in life and enjoy them even more than the BIG ones because they're usually better in the long run and they tend to be much more frequent anyway. So after reading this you feel like calling (not texting, IMing or Emailing) up your best friend and thanking them for being there with you through everything or your brother's friend's mom's sister's neighbor for saying hi to you that one time when you weren't feeling your best go ahead because they'll appreciate it and why not return one of the smiles that they've let you borrow over the time that you've known them?

-Friendship's like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it but only you get the warm feeling that comes from it.-

Saturday, August 13, 2011


This Summer was the shortest Summer of my life! School starts in only two short weeks but I don't suppose that's entirely a bad thing. With the end of Summer (no matter how depressing that may be) brings around Fall. In my case it's already starting to feel like Fall (anybody with me on that). I guess it started when I went to Walgreen's and there was Halloween/Autumn decor. Instantly I had the urge to go home and bake a pie, decorate, carve a pumpkin, snuggle up in a blanket, jump in a pile of leaves, etc. If you've read this blog for even just a little bit you probably know that Summer's my favorite season by default on account of that I don't have to go to school, but Fall's a close second. Another thing that you should know is that I go over-board with seasonal things and so I get impatient for seasons to change during the year. This is me in about a month:
Pumpkin carving's always fun. :)
My favorite pie's Lemon Meringue but for the sake of all things Fall-ish we'll say these are pumpkin (also a lot easier to make than Lemon Meringue).
This is me wrapped in blankets fresh from the dryer.
This is me pretending to be a dinosaur.
And I always feel like I'm missing something after decorating.
Yes I am aware that this is at Christmas
What traditions/obsessions do you have during the Fall? I'd love to know. :)
-So hurry back we would like your company-

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dear Oregon,

I hate you. Not that you care, of course. I'd like for you to know that you offer me nothing in life and I owe nothing to you. I'd much rather not stay, of course, which is why in twenty-seven months, twenty-nine days and thirty-one minutes I will bid you adieu and hopefully never return for any lengthy period of time. I'm infuriated for you allowing my parents to become infatuated with you and refuse to allow me to move back to my nostalgic security blanket known as Bakersfield. You were never supposed to be permanent and I won't ever allow you to become that. I won't find anything that could possibly make me become attached.

-Unfortunately yours (for now),
Raine Countryman-

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Ernie has a stupid number. -_-

Halloween planning (because it's not too far away)

Fist off, I'm watching Sesame Street and Ernie claims that nobody likes six to Bert when Bert says that 6 is his favorite number. Six is my favorite number! Am I starting to be as anal as Bert and is it pathetic to be comparing myself to a Muppet? So back to what I was originally going to post on. Halloween is in exactly two months, twenty-five days, nine hours and forty-three minutes. That's not too far away! Time to start planning. Last year I was the Mad Hatter based on the Lewis Carroll/Disney version:
I always make my own costumes so I have to start planning early. I'm going with two options as of right now. 
First: Tim Burton/Johnny Depp Mad Hatter:
I like this one because of the theatricality/complexity of everything and I think that I could pull it off quite nicely.
Second: Chimney Sweep (I can't find a picture that I like on Google so here's a drawing):
Don't pay attention to the hands because I suck at hands.
So, which do you think (because your opinions matter)?

-Frisbeetarianism is the philosophy that when you die, your soul goes up on a roof and gets stuck.-

Monday, August 1, 2011

Concerning Pie

I have one quick question that you may or may not be able to answer. The ability for you to answer this question is decided based on if you've ever seen the TV show Pushing Daisies. If so feel free to answer. In fact, I prefer that you do. Okay, so, here's a little back story for those of you who've never seen this absolutely amazing show. Ned "the Pie Man" can touch dead people twice. First touch brings life to the corpse, second touch brings death again (if you watched the show you know how it works). The show is based around the unique relationship between Ned and Chuck (Charlotte), his childhood sweet heart. In the first episode Chuck's murdered on a cruise ship and Ned goes to the funeral home to revive her to find out who killed her. Another interesting twist on Ned's ability to bring people back to life is that if he doesn't touch them again within a minute (un-revives them) then somebody else has to die in their place. When Ned does revive Chuck he remembers how much he loves her and decides to keep her alive. The rest of the show is absolutely hilarious and partly revolves around the fact that Ned can't touch Chuck again (without killing her) even though they're in love with each other which makes the show great for the typical hopeless romantic. If you haven't seen the show get it on Netflix and watch it. It's only two seasons (unfortunately) and has something for absolutely everyone. It features a delightful cast including Kristin Chenoweth, Lee Pace and Anna Friel. Now for the question: If Chuck were to be killed again by say, being hit by a car or something, could Ned revive her therefore making the second touch bring her back alive and cancel out the original second touch which would bring her death? Please comment and let me know because I would really enjoy your opinion on the subject. Once again, if you haven't seen this show then watch it because it's amazing and probably the only show that I've seen without being bored during some part of some episode. 

-Warning: The show was canceled rather suddenly leaving a small window open for closure. The writers did an amazing job with the time they had but just be prepared to be left wanting more that you'll never get.-

I'll Get Word to Work!

Today I gave an absolutely amazing concert!!! To myself... In the shower... Well, I thought it was amazing (definitely a much higher standard than my normal shower singing). Here's how it went:

First off came the normal warm up songs which were a little shaky but by the end were sounding pretty good.
Then came the show tunes which I sang with slightly less enthusiasm as I realized that they would be stuck in my head for weeks to come. Nonetheless, they all sounded amazing and I'm pretty sure that I'm ready for Broadway. You know, if they ever have a show that doesn't require ENORMOUS amounts of talent...
After that were all those Charlie the Unicorn songs that are annoying but make you feel like you're high so you sing them anyway.
What happened next is the reason why you aren't supposed to stay in the shower too long.
Somebody eventually has to go to the bathroom and they flush which leaves you jumping out of the shower with third degree burns and girlish screams protruding from your pie hole. Of course after that I got back in and gave my grand finale as well as two standing ovations.

~The End~

When's the last time that you've given a full-on concert in the shower? Chances are that it's been too long and that after reading this post you'll want to just rip your clothes off and jump in the shower and sing until your lungs burst! Feel more than welcome to do that. In fact, it's encouraged. 

-Defying Gravity-

P.S. Here's a list of songs with the lyrics for you to sing along with that were included in my sketches:

Disclaimer: I (Raine Countryman) strongly discourage and will not be held responsible for any lungs that may happen to burst from singing.