Thursday, April 14, 2011


For those of you who aren't following my tumblr, aren't my friend on facebook or whatever, here's a little update in my life:

I'm currently in Annie with my favorite youth theatre group. ;♥ I'm playing Grace Farrell (the role one of my voice teachers played on Broadway!). It's been over two months and I still miss Peter Pan ridiculously. Annie is fun, but it's not the same. Pan was so special. But Annie was one of my dream shows when I was really little, so it feels kind of unbelievable that I'm actually performing in it...

Also, I'm playing Juliet in a local production of Romeo & Juliet this summer. I'm SO EXCITED. I can't even explain without sound effects (like squealing, screaming and giggling) how excited I am, so you'll just have to take my word for it. I have my first official rehearsal this weekend.

So I'm keeping busy. :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Meant to be

So, I discovered Tumblr.

That's why I haven't posted here in so long. Because I've been blogging there, and it's easier and I can steal stuff (under the innocent term of "reblogging"). It really is "my" kind of blogging.

Feel free to visit me/follow me at: delaneyjoyce

I may still post here sometimes. :) It's just not as simple or as "me."

Friday, December 10, 2010

Some days, I try to write poetry and recall Noel Bastable.

O Beetle how I weep to see
Thee lying on thy poor back!
It is so very sad indeed.
You were so shiny and black.
I wish you were alive again
But Eliza says wishing it is nonsense and a shame.

--- Edith Nesbit, The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Thursday, December 9, 2010

with illustrations by the author

The Coloured Lands by G.K. Chesterton. Illustrated by the author.

I put this on request at the library merely because it was written by G.K. Chesterton. I thought it might be a book of essays or something. Having only flipped through it and examined the table of contents thus far, I can't say more than this: It is utterly delightful. It appears to have a little bit of everything - comic poetry, stories and fairy tales, and pictures. Lots of pictures, actually. I never want to return it to the library.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

5 reasons to be happy

I woke up feeling rather down and the gloom has been hovering over me all day, so...

5 reasons to be happy:

5. I'm rereading Till We Have Faces. It's been a long time since my first reading (3 years, I think).

"No, no no," she said. "You don't understand. Not that kind of longing. It was when I was happiest that I longed most. It was on happy days when we were up there on the hills, the three of us, with the wind and the sunshine … where you couldn't see Glome or the palace. Do you remember? The colour and the smell, and looking at the Grey Mountain in the distance? And because it was so beautiful, it set me longing, always longing. Somewhere else there must be more of it. Everything seemed to be saying, Psyche come! But I couldn't (not yet) come and I didn't know where I was to come to. It almost hurt me. I felt like a bird in a cage when the other birds of its kind are flying home.

4. My Peter Pan cast. ♥

3. I learned how to do a heart in HTML. ♥ You have no idea how happy this makes me.

2. "This Charming Girl - handmade and vintage treasures for all your whimsical jewelry needs" - Camera Shy Necklace I didn't even know I had "whimsical jewelry needs" until I found this website.

1. The fact that I actually had to make myself stop at five. I have more reasons.

That in itself is very cheering. All right. I feel better now. :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Confessions: Part the Second

Confession: I'm not obsessed with changing my layout... exactly. I just like everything to be perfect.

So it's still not finished yet.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Confession: I love blogs.

Another confession: I love quirky bloggers who post a lot of pictures and make pretty things.

A third confession: I wish I were a quirky blogger who posts a lot of pictures and makes pretty things.

But I am not.